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The Coronavirus, panic and hysteria already starting to take place in America

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Oh my god! As to the Corona-virus it appears there's panic and hysteria already taking place in America.

It's just the beginning but the sense is...It's only going to get worse.

Personally, over-reaction to anything of consequence makes for bad decisions.

What's called for is calm, cool headed logic in the midst of hysteria and panic. In America that logic says one should be skeptical of anything coming from the government or its handmaiden corporate MSM. As to that government and its MSM? calm, cool-headed logic doesn't exist. What does exist is lies, disinformation and dissembling.

With the corona-virus I suggest visit alternative news sites one can trust. Get scientific reports from reputable sources. If possible by multiple investigative reporters and analysts citing similar findings.

Otherwise...what else? Totally disrupt one's life? Stay home, avoid others, don't leave the house. Wear a mask (apparently won't help)?

Look what's currently happening in the stock market. The virus is roiling the markets so the FED lowers its interest rate by a half point, The market rises briefly then tumbles to new depths as its been doing for over a week joining other stock indices world-wide. Of course the US stock market has been overvalued with stocks rising to new heights not based on new corporate development but by easy money low interest loans by the FED, then company buy backs raises its stock's value, increasing dividends, capital gains for shareholders along with bigger bonuses for the CEO's and other corporate officers.

Then there's supply chain disruption of manufactured goods particularly coming from China caused by the virus with further reverberations still to come down the road.

Air travel, hotel accommodations, restaurants, retail outlets, malls are already feeling the pinch. There's been cancelations of public events, even the NCAA now saying its "March Madness" basketball tournament games might be played without spectators.

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hospitals preparing for:

96 million coronavirus infections

4.8 million hospitalizations from the infection

480,000 deaths in the United States

article is at zerohedge. for some reason this new system has no link icon, so I am unable to link it.

The utter failure of the federal government to follow protocol for a pandemic has doomed a lot of Americans to death. tell me about hysteria.

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.youtube.com/watch?v=K0HYh6zjTUo&feature=em-lsp

toxicologist Chris Martenson does a daily update on the corona virus on youtube.

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The US four-stage strategy for responding to a pandemic. (this is comedy)

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this is not comedy:

click here

US Not Prepared For "Coronavirus Winter" As Containment Window Passes

Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, told CNBC on Tuesday morning that the US is not prepared for a Covid-19 outbreak and warns the health crisis will get much worse in the weeks ahead.

He warned that the Trump administration has yet to put forth any meaningful containment policy, such as travel restrictions across the country or specific regions, to limit the transmission of the virus. As a result, the virus is "just going to keep spreading. We have to stop fooling people into thinking this is only by close contact where I have to be within 2 or 3 feet. We're going to see much more transmission."

Singapore and South Korea have succeeded in containing the virus by following protocol. First, every American should be wearing a mask. Until that happens, there is no end to this.


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I, too, was initially doubtful given this comedy paraded as news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERLZQkRC60Q

I have a brother-in-law who is an ER doc at a hospital in a large Midwestern city. He had no viral cases last week, however this weekend all that changed and the ER was full of viral cases which he wasn't able to test for (no available kits) and those ill were sent home.

James Robb, MD FACP was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego and one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses in the 1970's.

"The current projections for the coronavirus expansion in the US are only probable due to insufficient worldwide data," claims Robb. "But it is most likely to become widespread in the US by mid to late March and April."

The doctor hopes but does not believe the virus will be contained."

Dr. Robb states, "Humans have never seen this virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand" the molecular and clinical virology of this virus."

http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article52289

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Response of federal government and German govt also "let it spread". iow let the old people die. we are all on our own.

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I agree with Dave. The reality is that there are relatively few cases of coronavirus globally - compared to the number of people presently infected with the "normal" flu season viruses; and the death toll from coronavirus is an infinitesimal fraction of the death toll from normal flu and from a host of other "normal" sicknesses that are actually killing 1000s of actual people every day right now.

There are highly profitable (and highly toxic) but utterly ineffective "vaccines" against the normal flu. Which is to say there is "no cure" for the normal flu. Just like there is no cure for the coronavirus. Weak and unhealthy people who get sick from these viruses, die. Most people experience mild flu-like symptoms, then get better all by themselves.

The coronavirus "panic" is real, and is really disrupting normal life and the normal flows of stuff within the globalized economy. If somebody sneezes, shut down your country, or else We're All Going to Die!!!

The panic is based on "projections" of megamillions of infections and millions of deaths, as if the Black Plague is haunting the Earth again. Anybody who "projects" that the new pandemic will be just as phony as the long list of other phony pandemics over the past 20 years is ridiculed as a "denier".

People don't believe what they see (and don't see) with their own eyes. People don't believe in history, which is "real" stuff that happened (and didn't happen) in the past. People believe in "prophecies" of what is going to happen in the future. Odd, but observably true.

Little Greta is convinced we're all going to die in 12 years due to man-made global warming. At least that's what she says in front of the millions of cameras and microphones that are shoved in front of her face, to spread the "news" - of mass death and imminent human extinction - via the corporate-owned mass media airwaves.

The corporate-owned solution? The 4th Industrial Revolution, of course, where everything is powered by electricity and is embedded with radio receivers/transmitters to make it "smart" via the new 5G wifi system that will install hardware on every street corner, and 1000s of new space satellites, so that no form of life on Earth will not be constantly bombarded with the millimeter length 5G waves that causally interact with the kinds of atoms living organisms are made of.

The corps plan to rake in megatrillions with their new green clean "solution" to dirty fossil fuels. The corps will mass produce billions of new Teslas to replace the billions of dirty old gas and diesel powered private automobiles. Global electrical production will increase by 4-5X to power all the new green clean electrical cars and devices. No fossil fuels and natural resources will be used to quintuple global electrical production and distribution systems. 5G, combined with 3D printing that makes stuff out of nothing, combined with the internet of things so you can build power plants out of nothing by scrolling on your smartphone, will build all this stuff "resource free".

So far I don't see anybody abandoning their fossil-fueled global industrial economy lifestyle to "save the planet" - and us - from Total Meltdown caused by carbon dioxide in the air. They're all waiting for Elon Musk and the techies to do their magic.

All I see is people believing in prophecies of magical new kinds of green clean industrialism that enables everybody to continue living their energy-intensive, vastly wasteful and polluting consumer lifestyles, powered by unlimited energy sources that are not yet known to exist, and without needing to burn all of the remaining fossil fuels to dig up and process what remains of the Earth's natural resources to manufacture and install the new clean green economy infrastructure.

I am describing what I see, which is "real". Which makes me a "denier" of the magical visions - of prophesied utopias, and prophesied dystopias - that people have in their heads, and believe in as if they are really real, right here, right now.

Time - not prophesies - will prove whether coronavirus is just the latest in a long line of fake pandemics. Meanwhile, Dave is right. Stay calm. Believe in what you see. Don't believe in what you don't see. And if the pandemic turns out to be real, do what you can to not die.

Of course if you're already weak or unhealthy - caused by eating a North American diet of glyphosate-saturated GMO-based corporate manufactured foodlike substances, instead of eating "food"; and caused by a sedentary lifestyle that does not involve any regular sustained physical "work" - done outside in clear air and sunshine - to keep your body functioning: it's probably too late to change your lifestyle to make yourself strong and healthy enough to not die from the flu. But if you live, take heart, because pretty soon battery powered, wifi controlled robots will be doing all the work, so humans will only have to sit and eat and watch "the news" on TV and get another day older and deeper in debt.

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I agree with Dave. The reality is that there are relatively few cases of coronavirus globally - compared to the number of people presently infected with the "normal" flu season viruses; and the death toll from coronavirus is an infinitesimal fraction of the death toll from normal flu and from a host of other "normal" sicknesses that are actually killing 1000s of actual people every day right now.

There are highly profitable (and highly toxic) but utterly ineffective "vaccines" against the normal flu. Which is to say there is "no cure" for the normal flu. Just like there is no cure for the coronavirus. Weak and unhealthy people who get sick from these viruses, die. Most people experience mild flu-like symptoms, then get better all by themselves.

The coronavirus "panic" is real, and is really disrupting normal life and the normal flows of stuff within the globalized economy. If somebody sneezes, shut down your country, or else We're All Going to Die!!!

The panic is based on "projections" of megamillions of infections and millions of deaths, as if the Black Plague is haunting the Earth again. Anybody who "projects" that the new pandemic will be just as phony as the long list of other phony pandemics over the past 20 years is ridiculed as a "denier".

People don't believe what they see (and don't see) with their own eyes. People don't believe in history, which is "real" stuff that happened (and didn't happen) in the past. People believe in "prophecies" of what is going to happen in the future. Odd, but observably true.

Little Greta is convinced we're all going to die in 12 years due to man-made global warming. At least that's what she says in front of the millions of cameras and microphones that are shoved in front of her face, to spread the "news" - of mass death and imminent human extinction - via the corporate-owned mass media airwaves.

The corporate-owned solution? The 4th Industrial Revolution, of course, where everything is powered by electricity and is embedded with radio receivers/transmitters to make it "smart" via the new 5G wifi system that will install hardware on every street corner, and 1000s of new space satellites, so that no form of life on Earth will not be constantly bombarded with the millimeter length 5G waves that causally interact with the kinds of atoms living organisms are made of.

The corps plan to rake in megatrillions with their new green clean "solution" to dirty fossil fuels. The corps will mass produce billions of new Teslas to replace the billions of dirty old gas and diesel powered private automobiles. Global electrical production will increase by 4-5X to power all the new green clean electrical cars and devices. No fossil fuels and natural resources will be used to quintuple global electrical production and distribution systems. 5G, combined with 3D printing that makes stuff out of nothing, combined with the internet of things so you can build power plants out of nothing by scrolling on your smartphone, will build all this stuff "resource free".

So far I don't see anybody abandoning their fossil-fueled global industrial economy lifestyle to "save the planet" - and us - from Total Meltdown caused by carbon dioxide in the air. They're all waiting for Elon Musk and the techies to do their magic.

All I see is people believing in prophecies of magical new kinds of green clean industrialism that enables everybody to continue living their energy-intensive, vastly wasteful and polluting consumer lifestyles, powered by unlimited energy sources that are not yet known to exist, and without needing to burn all of the remaining fossil fuels to dig up and process what remains of the Earth's natural resources to manufacture and install the new clean green economy infrastructure.

I am describing what I see, which is "real". Which makes me a "denier" of the magical visions - of prophesied utopias, and prophesied dystopias - that people have in their heads, and believe in as if they are really real, right here, right now.

Time - not prophesies - will prove whether coronavirus is just the latest in a long line of fake pandemics. Meanwhile, Dave is right. Stay calm. Believe in what you see. Don't believe in what you don't see. And if the pandemic turns out to be real, do what you can to not die.

Of course if you're already weak or unhealthy - caused by eating a North American diet of glyphosate-saturated GMO-based corporate manufactured foodlike substances, instead of eating "food"; and caused by a sedentary lifestyle that does not involve any regular sustained physical "work" - done outside in clear air and sunshine - to keep your body functioning: it's probably too late to change your lifestyle to make yourself strong and healthy enough to not die from the flu. But if you live, take heart, because pretty soon battery powered, wifi controlled robots will be doing all the work, so humans will only have to sit and eat and watch "the news" on TV and get another day older and deeper in debt.

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