"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
“43% of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States are residents or employees of nursing homes or other long-term care (LTC) facilities, according to the New York Times”Read more
In order to support the most important political objectives of the DNC writ large in the 2020 election, COVID-19 hype is essential:Read more
“Google has banned ZeroHedge, a far-right website that often traffics in conspiracy theories, from its advertising platform over policy violations found in the comments section of stories about recent Black Lives Matter protests.
Google also issued a warning on Tuesday to The Federalist over comments on articles related to recent protests.”Read more
“The Food and Drug Administration said in a Monday letter that it has revoked its authorization for the emergency use authorization (EUA) governing the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. Of significant note, none of the studies cited include the use of zinc - which has been widely cited as the 'key' in which HCQ provides a tunnel into cells to halt virus replication.”
Are you smelling a rat yet? So, we are going to kill more Grandmothers in nursing homes?
UPDATE: We are going to leave our snarky comments up but now have a new opinion. The EUA apparently only applied to the Drugs donated to the National stockpile. This order was written by Dr. Rick Bright meant that the donated drugs could only be used in a hospital setting and not in an outpatient setting. Not all of the national stockpile is donated. Hence, wider outpatient use may now be permitted. So we apologize to the FDA for the snarky comments.
Also, note the first comment for additional information.Read more
"We have a researcher who was removed by the RCMP from the highest security laboratory that Canada has for reasons that the government is unwilling to disclose. The intelligence remains secret. But what we know is that before she was removed, she sent one of the deadliest viruses on Earth, and multiple varieties of it to maximize the genetic diversity and maximize what experimenters in China could do with it, to a laboratory in China that does dangerous gain of function experiments. And that has links to the Chinese military." -Amir AttaranRead more
“An influential study which found anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine raised the risk of cardiac issues has been retracted by its three authors.”Read more
Coronna Virus update: Monday March 16 Global Deaths From Covid-19 Pass 7,000; Silicon Valley Shuts Down: Virus Updates
Various updates for Monday from Zero Hedge.Read more
On the Condemnation of "Conspiracy Theories" as a Device for Protecting Officialdom’s Lies, Disinformation, and Obfuscation.
The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, is cutting a broad and deep swath through epidemiological history with uncertain impact on the viability of many families, communities, institutions, economies, and even countries starting with the most heavily populated nation on earth. Many fates are hanging in the balance, not the least of which is that of the communist government that has ruled China since the Maoist Revolution brought it to power in 1949.
The new strain of Coronavirus has added novel genetic features to the same family of pathogens that brought the world the SARS crisis in 2002-3 and, a decade later, the less lethal MERS outbreak. This Novel Coronavirus strain, COVID-19, is showing itself to be much more contagious and lethal than was SARS and MERS.
This is a long read with much information. The is much discussion of the Universities and their personnel involved in the research. There is also much discussion of the official narrative and how that is unhelpful except to save people's face.Read more
Friday Update: 2 California Community College Students Exposed To Mystery Corona virus Patient; S.Korea Nears 1,000 New Cases In 48 Hours: Live Updates
There have been a flurry of other interesting developments in the global coronavirus outbreak over the last hour or so:
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with 200M people and a population density of 212.04 individuals per sq km, has confirmed its first coronavirus case.
Following the hysteria in California, Hawaii health officials said they will 'soon' begin testing for the virus, and the state already has 80 people on 'self-monitoring'.
Fox 40 Sacramento is reporting that students at two Los Rios community colleges briefly came into contact with the 60th American coronavirus patient - the one whose case might be the first harbinger of a "community outbreak" inside the US.
According to a statement from the Los Rios Community College District, two students - one who attends American River College and one who attends Cosumnes River College - both came into contact with the patient in their roles as 'medical professionals'.Read more