"One market which seemed stubbornly immune to any counterfeiting was that of physical gold in China, which was odd considering that over the past decade China had emerged as the world's biggest counterfeiter of various, mostly industrial metals used to secure bank loans, better known as "ghost collateral", and which adding insult to injury, would frequently be rehypothecated meaning often several banks would have claims to the same (fake) asset. All that is about to change with the discovery of what may be one of the biggest gold counterfeiting scandals in recent history. And yes, not only does it involve China, but it emerges from a city that has become synonymous for all that is scandalous about China: Wuhan itself."Read more
"The devastating impact of the coronavirus on Italy has sparked considerable speculation as to why the country appears to have suffered so disproportionately from the disease."
Here is a story that is finally coming out. This was either unknown or ignored by our media.Read more
"How is it possible that we did not know (about the corona virus)? Consider the scope of the effort involved in suppressing news of an outbreak that was sweeping across an area occupied by literally hundreds of millions of Chinese. This was not a secret effort involving a handful of individuals in some secure facility somewhere. This was an effort stretching from the most senior levels of the Chinese government all the way down to the provincial and district level. Consider the many thousands of individuals who had inside knowledge of precisely what was happening. Consider how many phone calls, emails and other forms of communication were required to orchestrate the coverup of the largest viral outbreak in a century."
The article is a sales pitch for a book but it is a very important topic. On January 9th The WHO reported a flu outbreak in China. But it was fine no person to person transmission they said. When did our Intelligence Agencies know? And when did they communicate this to the Whitehouse?
What is not being talked about is there is this tiny company in Canada, whose subscribers found out about the Wuhan flu on New Year's Day, 2020. There are two links in the first comment that will tell you this tiny company's story.Read more
This is a telling story. This Doctor is worried about incidental travelers' re-kindling epidemic. We think they have very few travelers now so tracking them should not be a problem. We think that this is a propaganda set-up because they really have not gotten all of the problems solved and are going to have to start reporting new infections eventually. So this set-up is who to blame for the next round. It is just our conjecture at this point but time will tell.Read more
"As Wuhan’s Coronavirus poses an increasing global threat, more and more experts from various countries have also cast more attention to the source of the new crown virus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2). In this scientific investigation on the mysterious origin of Corona virus, we explore the sources of New Coronavirus from five major areas, including epidemiological investigation, virus gene comparison, cross-species infection research, key “intermediate hosts” and the findings on the Wuhan P4 lab, to provide readers with a deep and completely scientific perspective."
This paper is a little more scientific than most but should still be able to be read by most readers.Read more
We suspect that this debate will go on for several months. "There are significant gaps in the official investigations into the origins of the novel Coronavirus. In order to contain the virus, one first needs to understand how a virus that allegedly originated in animals found its way to humans. For this to happen, the Chinese authorities need to release their animal testing data and samples. Testing results from animal samples collected at epicenters would give important insights into what animals might serve as intermediate hosts for the new coronavirus."Read more
"The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China."
Very cool technology.Read more
Harvard Chemistry Chair & Two Chinese Nationals Arrested For Lying About China Ties, Smuggling "Biological Material"
"n a shocking revelation made Tuesday afternoon - a revelation that will almost certainly rattle the US-China relationship at an already fragile time - a federal court unsealed indictments against Harvard professor and Chemistry Department Head Charles Lieber, along with two Chinese nationals. One is a Boston University researcher who was once a lieutenant in the People’s Liberation Army, according to prosecutors, and the second was a cancer researcher who tried to smuggle 21 vials of biological materials in his sock - allegedly. Lieber has been arrested, though it's not clear if he's still in custody."Read more