People’s hearts are troubled, their minds are in a state of confusion, the Bible tells us a time of great delusion that will come upon the people, that time has arrived, the politicians must come up with more significant and more believable lies in order to bring on the antichrist, we have entered the doorstep Tribulation…
“Many vehicles lined up several hours early to get in line for the distribution of 1,000 boxes of food, showing the magnitude of the crisis.” Video Shows Tragedy of Gov’t-Imposed Shutdowns: Penn. Food Bank Line Extends for Miles
Video Shows Tragedy of Gov’t-Imposed Shutdowns: Penn. Food Bank Line Extends for MilesThis situation is a cautionary tale about the destruction government policies can cause when ordinary people are denied their right to earn a living.westernjournal.com
A video posted on the campaign Facebook page of Phil Heasley shows a line of cars — including some older vehicles but also plenty of late-model minivans, sedans, etc. — waiting to receive food from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Tuesday.
“The turn out for today’s drive-up food bank is incredible,” wrote Heasley, a Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ District 8, which includes parts of Butler County.
“Waiting lines down both sides of 356 filter into Alameda. Be patient we’re moving very smoothly!”
“Thank you Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for helping our community during this time!” the candidate added. Source: hwww.westernjournal.com
America’s New Breadlines Are Growing…
Over the past month, the American economy has collapsed into a depression, with the most significant unemployment spike in history. Millions of people have just lost their jobs, and as we’ve been documenting, food bank networks across the country are becoming overwhelmed.
We recently said that some food banks had seen an eightfold increase in the number of people asking for food. The National Guard has been deployed to food banks in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix, to make sure supply chains do not breakdown, which if food shortages did materialize, it could lead to a “social bomb,” triggering civil unrest.
“I’ve been in this business over 30 years, and nothing compares to what we’re seeing now. Not even when the steel mills closed down did we see increased demand like this,” said Sheila Christopher, director of Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, which represents 18 food banks across 67 counties.
Today’s food bank lines resemble ‘breadlines’ from the 1930s. However, this time around, Americans are not standing around city blocks waiting for soup, they’re sitting in mile-long traffic jams outside donation centers waiting for a care package.
The run on food banks was first documented on March 30. Drone footage captured a traffic jam of hungry Americans waiting to pick up food aid at a facility in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.
Hundreds of cars wait to receive food from the Greater Community Food Bank in Duquesne. Collection begins at noon. @PghFoodBank @PittsburghPG pic.twitter.com/94YFaO7dqX— Andrew Rush (@andrewrush) March 30, 2020
As a reminder, to visualize how America went from “the greatest economy ever” to “Greater Depression,” in just one month, take a look at the chart below:
The run on food banks will only increase as the depression worsens in April.
On Monday, a drone captured dramatic footage outside a South Florida food bank that measured “miles-long” row of cars, reported Daily Mail.
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The footage is from outside the Feeding South Florida food bank, located in Broward County.
The food bank reports a 600% jump in the number of people in recent weeks as South Florida’s services economy collapsed, resulting in hundreds of thousands of job losses.
Stephen Shelley, president, and CEO of Farm Share, which distributes food to food banks, churches, schools, and other nonprofits, said the amount of people asking for food at food banks is unprecedented.
“The volume is at a level we’ve never seen before,” Shelley said, adding that his company is running at full capacity at the moment to handle the demand surge. He said the amount of food that he is moving to keep pace with demand is “overwhelming the system.”
A perfect storm is brewing deep in America, one where overwhelmed food bank networks could see supply chain disruptions that could trigger food shortages in various low-income regions, that would undoubtedly leave many people hangry – and possibly incite social unrest. Source: ZeroHedge HNewsWire
Stop Hoarding! You’re Interfering With the Government’s Hoarding.
The US government is really angry at China for downplaying the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, enabling China to hoard medical supplies before anybody else figured out what was happening.
The reason the US government is angry about all this is that China’s actions prevented the US government from having enough time to downplay the severity of the coronavirus outbreak to the American public so that government agencies could hoard medical supplies for themselves before the American public figured out what was happening.
Stop hoarding! The government needs to hoard first.
The government has a problem with SUPP-LIES, it turns out. They’ve got not enough SUPP and way too many LIES. So they’re trying to UP the SUPP by telling you LIES — damn lies — about why you don’t need the stuff they need.
When you stockpile supplies, it’s “hoarding.” When the government stockpiles supplies, it’s a “National strategic stockpile for emergency deployment.”
Remember the old, “Stop buying medical masks!” advice from the US Surgeon General? Or how about the CDC claiming, until just a few days ago, that masks were pointless and didn’t stop the virus from spreading? The CDC is now admitting that Americans might perhaps benefit from “cloth masks,” but don’t you dare buy medical masks, since those should be reserved for government hoarding. And just in case the government can’t buy all the masks they want, no worries: They can steal them from you under new “anti-hoarding” laws which of course never apply to the government itself.
The US government never really wanted honesty from China, you see. They just wanted to be in on the deception so they could have a head start vs. the people of America since nobody in charge anywhere in America — not even those who run the hospitals — apparently had an emergency supply of anything whatsoever. No ventilators, no masks, no biohazard gowns, and no clue. So now the government remains in competition with the American public in a mad dash for health gear.
Thank God President Trump assured us America was the “most prepared nation in the world” for a pandemic. That would have been true, of course, if the pandemic were as imaginary as Wall Street risk ratings from the whored-out rating agencies that deceived an entire nation with bogus risk ratings that have since puked all over the place. (Thank God I got out of the stock market in 2008 and stayed out.)
If you believe a publicly-traded company that has no profits, no real assets, no cash, and no real output is worth billions of dollars, then you need to go back to college and study “Economics 101.”
We are all being thrown to the wolves while the government and the financial elite save themselves
The people are going to be thrown to the wolves no matter what. We aren’t part of the Continuity of Government (CoG) planning in the first place. The people are only needed for the next election, after all, which is why the helicopter money bailout checks are only going to last a few months… just long enough to convince you to vote for the same corrupt, criminal system that told you the market would never go down, real estate would never lose value and the dollar would always hold its value. (Excuse me while I gag myself with a spoon…)
And here I thought to bribe people to vote was a felony crime. Turns out it isn’t as long as the bribery is carried out on a sufficiently large scale.
If you bribe one person, it’s a crime. But if you bribe the entire electorate, it’s a “bailout.”
Cash your bailout money checks, America. You’ll need it because the looting of the American worker has only just begun. By the time the Treasury and the Federal Reserve is done turning you upside down and shaking every last nickel out of your dusty pockets, you’ll wish for the “good ole’ days” when annual price inflation was only 6% instead of 600%. And you’ll spend every dollar you manage to get your hands on — see if you can catch more helicopter money as it’s being catapulted across the skies — because that dollar will lose value so quickly that tomorrow it won’t even be worth owning.
Get ready for million dollar bills in America. Can’t wait. I always wondered what it would be like to live through a Zimbabwean hyperinflation scenario. Now we all get to find out together. (Yippee.)
Speaking of finance, notice how insider trading laws never apply to U.S. senators? That’s the same way that anti-hoarding laws never apply to government hoarding. And while we’re on the subject, anti-counterfeiting laws never apply to government currency counterfeiting operations, which just cranked out over $6 trillion in counterfeit money to buy the appeasement of the public while the Federal Reserve steals every last asset insight. (Kinda makes you wonder why any of us are paying taxes, doesn’t it? If they can just create trillions any time they want, why should we send them our money?)
There’s no reason not to own everything, after all, when you can magically create all the money needed to buy everything right out of thin air.
Had Bernie Madoff been wise to all this a few years back, he could have just released a virus and claimed his own Ponzi scheme needed a bailout. That’s exactly what’s going on right now… on a much larger scale. The market was a bubble long before the coronavirus came along. The virus just gave the financial elite the excuse to crank up the printing presses and loot the nation under the guise of “saving” everybody.
How “saved” are you feeling right about now?
Do you feel saved now? Hunkered down in isolation, living as a government paycheck-dependent slave in your own sorry apartment or condo, do you feel free and empowered?
Or have you begun to notice that the criminals in charge have relegated you to “cattle” status, and you’re about to be forced vaccinated like a ranch animal, too, completely without your informed consent? You’re being herded through cattle chutes at your local Walmart, too, while loudspeakers remind you to maintain “social distancing” or face immediate arrest, where you’ll be thrown into a coronavirus quarantine death camp. What, this doesn’t feel like freedom to you?
If you see something, say something. Oh wait, that was eight years ago. Now it’s, “If a neighbor isn’t practicing sufficient social distancing, snitch on your neighbor and have them dragged away to a FEMA pandemic camp.”
I sense that the rest of America is getting pretty peeved right about now. Suddenly it’s starting to dawn on the average, clueless American that this doesn’t feel like making America great again. It feels more like the rolling out of a medical police state and a Venezuela-class economic collapse.
It feels like that ‘cuz that’s what it is, by the way. Your intuition was correct. This is an engineered collapse. You are going to lose every last dollar that you’re holding in dollars. Yes, the banks will be frozen and your assets will be looted. You will face possible starvation and a gunpoint-enforced vaccine mandate if they ever manage to whip up a vaccine that they can claim has been “thoroughly tested” without really being tested at all.
Prepare to be tracked, surveilled, poked, scanned, swabbed, injected, monitored, probed, reminded, corralled, controlled, indoctrinated, moderated and shaped against your will, for you are now nothing more than a ranch animal living on a tax farm, and the farmers in charge just decided to eliminate the herd. (It’s the Gates ranch, get it?)
I hope you have your “antibody passport” ready because the era of “show me your papers” is now upon us.
The Global Food Supply-Chain Wasn’t Designed For This
In the early 1980s, doctors and medical researchers around the world were confounded by the growing number of young, otherwise healthy patients who were dying of rare infections that typically only occurred in people with very weak immune systems.
The situation was so alarming that the CDC in the United States set up a special task force in 1982 to study the condition and stop its spread.
By 1983 the medical community had found the answer: they discovered a terrifying new retrovirus that utterly and permanently vanquished the human immune system.
This retrovirus eventually became known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus– HIV. And nearly four decades later, while there has been substantial progress in treatment and prevention, there is still no vaccine.
Then there’s shingles – an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus– which is brutally painful for older adults.
GlaxoSmithKline produces a vaccine for this virus called Shingrix that took them more than 10 years to develop and test. And the company has stated repeatedly that they are overwhelmed with demand: hundreds of millions of people want the vaccine.
A few months ago, Glaxo announced that they already reached a maximum production capacity of the vaccine, and they’ll have to build a new bioreactor facility just to increase production to ~20 million units per year.
That new facility won’t be online until 2024.
Obviously the novel Coronavirus is different. Its biology is different, the circumstances are different.
But there does seem to be a prevailing attitude worldwide that there will be a vaccine ‘within 12-18 months.’
We can certainly hope so. Fingers crossed.
But this “12-18 month” estimate has been repeated so many times by politicians, reporters, etc. that the public now views it as a foregone conclusion.
And there seems to be zero consideration given to the possibility that, maybe just maybe, vaccine development could take a lot longer.
Or perhaps, even if a vaccine is rapidly developed, that it would take at least five years to produce, transport, and administer BILLIONS of vaccines.
Think about it– Glaxo will spend the next four years building a new facility just to be able to produce 10-20 million annual units of its Shingles vaccine.
How many biotech facilities worldwide will be needed to produce billions of coronavirus vaccines?
And even if existing production centers are able to quickly switch from producing other drugs and start producing coronavirus vaccines– what will be the opportunity cost?
If the world manages to be able to produce billions of vaccines, who will be left to produce cancer drugs? Or antibiotics? Or the countless other life-saving drugs that people depend on?
I’m not writing all of this to be negative. Far from it. And it’s important to remember that absolutely every scenario is on the table right now, including positive and favorable ones.
But there are clearly a number of reasons why this pandemic could last much longer than most people probably think. So it’s prudent to be physically, mentally, and financially prepared for that reality.
If this virus has taught us anything, it’s that tomorrow can be radically different than today.
This goes against some of our most basic human tendencies, what psychologists call ‘cognitive bias’.
The bottom line is that our brains cling to the idea that tomorrow is going to be just like today. And we have a very difficult time accepting rapid change.
And even when radical changes do take place and we eventually become accustomed to our new realities, we still cling to the belief that things can’t get any worse.
They can. Again, anything is possible now. All scenarios are on the table. So it would be dangerous to assume that it can’t get any worse, or that the pandemic won’t drag on for a longer period of time.
Back in early February before the virus became a global concern, I suggested that you stock up on food and masks before it all hit the fan.
I want to suggest the same thing again today– at least the food part.
It is entirely possible that we could see supply chain disruptions. It’s not a certainty—nothing is certain right now. But there are pretty obvious risks.
Chances are high that whatever you ate for breakfast this morning probably originated in some far off place.
The food on your plate can easily travel hundreds if not thousands of miles before it arrives to your table, starting off in a farmer’s field, to an inspection center, and then to the port where it is shipped/trucked/railed/flown to a regional distribution center and ultimately to your grocery store.
The global food supply chain is incredibly complex and not especially resilient; I’ve seen this firsthand over the past few years from running a large agriculture business.
I don’t think it’s likely that the global supply chain would shut down completely. But there’s definitely a risk for hiccups, i.e. slowdowns that cause delays and sporadic shortages.
This kind of scarcity could create some high-stress situations in the grocery store; just take a look at Black Friday videos on YouTube to get a sense of what I’m talking about.
It’s best to avoid that kind of environment altogether. So I’d definitely encourage you to stock up on food, and remain stocked up.
This isn’t about being paranoid. We can hope for the best, but still acknowledge this pandemic could last a lot longer, and understand that the supply chain wasn’t designed to function under such stress.
Nothing is certain. But stocking up on food is a simple precaution to offset some obvious risks… which is the cornerstone of any good Plan B.
A wave of Shortages for Commonly Used Drugs Like Tylenol, Ibuprofen Coming as NYC Pharmacies Run Out
If you’re still having difficulty finding toilet paper, Lysol spray, antiseptic wipes, alcohol for disinfecting, and some food and other commodities thanks to the prevalence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), you haven’t seen the last of shortages yet.
Not by a long shot, in fact.
As reported by Zero Hedge on Sunday, the next wave of shortages has already begun: Common-use over-the-counter medications like the painkillers Tylenol and ibuprofen:
In the weeks since California became the first state to order residents to shelter in place, millions of Americans have grappled with an alarming fact: That shortages of products from Tylenol to toilet paper have continued. If anything, they’ve gotten worse, even as governors like Andrew Cuomo have pleaded with the public not to hoard and buy up supplies like gloves and masks that are needed by health-care professionals.
Health officials and logistics experts have largely dismissed these shortages as emblematic of panic-buying and of course, to a degree that’s true. But how come, if we’re such a well-stocked nation, are shortages of these items persisting?
In a recent article exploring these continued shortages, CNBC reports that basic products and commonly used medications are disappearing from pharmacies across New York City, and they’re not returning.
Granted, NYC is the current epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak — and there are a lot of people who live in the city (8 million or so). But where is its supply line?
CNBC noted that, based on interviews with local pharmacy and shop owners, some items are on backorder at least until the end of the month.
“I never thought a pharmacy in the 21st century can run out of essentials, the most basic medications,” Emanuel Simhayev, owner of Get Well Rx Pharmacy in Astoria, Queens, told the financial news site.
“When you face this hardship you cannot really help much. You do your best,” he added.
‘There’s a shortage of everything — it’s never enough’
Tylenol is on backorder until April 30 at Broadway Chemists on the Upper West Side. The shop’s pharmacist, Sophia Liristis, told CNBC most medications and medical equipment used to combat or protect against the virus are on backorder or are being rationed by wholesalers with extremely limited quantities. (Related: Crematoriums in New York City are so overwhelmed with bodies of coronavirus victims they are running 24/7, the same as they were in China.)
After checking the ordering system last week, Liristis discovered that other items — thermometers, latex gloves, and masks — would not be available until sometime in May.
Pulse oximeters, which are used to monitor the level of oxygen in the blood, won’t be available until May 31. And Ventolin inhalers, which are used to ease symptoms of shortness of breath, are only being sold to retailers two units at a time, CNBC noted.
And whether it’s effective in treating coronavirus or not, antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is in short supply as well, as is azithromycin, often sold under the brand name Zithromax Z-pak, which has been shown to have some effectiveness. Soon, these drugs, too, will become unavailable.
“There’s a shortage of everything — it’s never enough,” Evangeline Frezoulis, 37, the pharmacy manager at S Bros Pharmacy in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. “The wholesalers are not able to supply as many pharmacies as needed.
Vitamin and zinc supplements are long gone, she added.
There has been some improvisation, according to CNBC:
City Drug & Surgical in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been making hand sanitizer since the brand names sold out about three weeks ago. Yelena Yoffe, the pharmacy owner, said it takes about 40 minutes to make a batch of 24 bottles. They sell out the same day.
The belief that something like this isn’t supposed to happen in the 21st century is, obviously, misplaced. Of course, it can happen. Imagine a virus that is twice as lethal as coronavirus. Or ten times as lethal.
Seriously, who’s laughing at preppers now? Because if you are, you’re not paying attention to the slow-motion collapse going on around you.
What are hungry Americans going to do when the food banks don’t have any more food for them? Over the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed the largest spike in unemployment in all of U.S. history. Since most of those workers did not have any sort of a cushion to fall bank on, a lot of them have been forced to seek out emergency assistance for themselves and their families almost immediately. Of course, our national network of food banks was not built to handle this sort of scenario, and as you will see below, many of them are already starting to run out of food. But if things are this bad at the very beginning of this new economic downturn, what are things going to look like a few months from now?
It is imperative for people to understand that we are now in uncharted territory. At this point, even the head of the IMF is warning that this new economic crisis will be “way worse” than the last recession…
The coronavirus pandemic has created an economic crisis “like no other” — one that is “way worse” than the 2008 global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund’s top official said Friday.
“Never in the history of the IMF have we witnessed the world economy come to a standstill,” Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, said at a news conference.
And of course, we are already seeing economic numbers in the United States that absolutely blow away anything that we witnessed back in 2008 and 2009. I don’t know that any of us ever anticipated seeing a single week when 6.6. million Americans would file new claims for unemployment benefits.
As this “coronavirus shutdown” continues all over the nation, U.S. economic numbers will continue to be nightmarish for the foreseeable future. In fact, what Morgan Stanley is projecting for the second quarter is nothing short of terrifying…
Following Friday’s report, Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at the New York-based investment bank Morgan Stanley, lowered her growth forecast for second-quarter gross domestic product to -38 percent on an annualized basis. She says the U.S. economy will lose 21 million jobs, running the unemployment rate up to 15.7 percent, a level not seen since the Great Depression.
Of course, the people that are going to feel the most pain are those on the lowest rungs of the economic food chain.
According to Bloomberg, “bread lines are forming” even in some of the wealthiest areas of the country…
With more than 10 million people across the nation suddenly unemployed, bread lines are forming in the shadows of privileged enclaves like this one in Florida.
For the past two weeks, the kitchen staff at Howley’s has been cooking up free meals—the other day it was smoked barbecue chicken with rice and beans, and salad—for thousands of laid off workers from Palm Beach’s shuttered restaurants and resorts. The rows of brown-bag lunches and dinners are an early warning that the country’s income gap is about to be wrenched wider as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, and the deep recession it has brought with it.
Elsewhere, vehicles are lining up at the crack of dawn at food banks all across the United States.
Feeding America is the largest food bank network in the nation, and the demand that they are seeing right now is unprecedented…
Millions of people newly unemployed mean food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens are seeing a flood of new clients appearing at their doors, just as supplies are dwindling because of growing demand from consumers stuck at home.
Food banks are reporting a 40% increase in demand, on average, said Katie Fitzgerald, chief operating officer at Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs nationwide. Some say they are seeing double to quadruple the number of people asking for help.
Unfortunately, this is happening at the same time that donations to food banks are way, way down. Feeding America locations are usually heavily supplied by major retailers, and right now those retailers are having a really difficult time keeping their own shelves stocked.
As a result, Fitzgerald is warning that some Feeding America locations may soon “not have enough food to distribute”…
“Food banks could very well get so low on their inventories that they would not have enough food to distribute,” she said.
Louisiana has become one of the national hotspots of the coronavirus outbreak, and things there are particularly dire.
In fact, the head of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank says that his facility only has “a few weeks left of food”…
Mike Manning, president of the food bank, said its usual sources of food for the needy in 11 parishes are drying up, as residents stock up their refrigerators and shelves at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our inventory is down significantly,” Manning said Thursday. “We’re looking at a few weeks left of food, unless we can find relief from the federal government and Feeding America,” a national network of more than 200 food banks.
But at least they haven’t had to turn anyone away yet.
At the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, hundreds of vehicles have been turned away in recent days…
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provided food to about 4,000 vehicles at three recent events, but had to turn hundreds away. Traffic was backed up for miles, said Lisa Scales, the agency’s CEO.
On Monday, 40 cars had already lined up by 9 am ET, even though distribution didn’t start until noon. More than 800 vehicles ended up receiving boxes of groceries.
The longer this “coronavirus shutdown” lasts, the deeper the desperation is going to become.
And even once the “shelter-in-place” orders have finally been lifted, one recent survey found that most Americans plan to continue to hunker down…
A majority of Americans are hunkering down and say they will continue to social distance or stay at home even if lockdown orders are lifted, according to a new poll.
While 87% of the American public is staying home — regardless of whether or not it’s mandated by state or local municipalities — most plan on continuing to do so for all of April, according to the poll taken by the Huffington Post/YouGov survey.
So the truth is that there will not be a return to “normal” any time soon.
As long as a substantial portion of the population is afraid of the coronavirus, economic behavior is simply not going to go back to old patterns.
And the same survey that I just quoted found that a staggering 62 percent of all Americans believe that this pandemic will have “lasting effects on the nation”…
“Only about one-quarter of Americans say they expect things will soon go back to normal in the country, with 62% foreseeing lasting effects on the nation. The rest are unsure what will happen.”
In the days ahead, there will be economic ups and downs, and financial markets will continue to fluctuate wildly, but the truth is that the “good times” are gone for good.
And remember, this coronavirus is just the beginning, and a lot more challenges are on the way.
As “the perfect storm” unfolds, please don’t forget those that warned you about all of these things in advance.
These are truly unprecedented times, and the level of economic suffering that we are already witnessing is off the charts.
Sadly, the pain for ordinary Americans in only just getting started, and that is going to have enormous implications for our society as a whole.
This Pestilent Is Revealing to All What Many of Us Have Known for a Long Time: This Godless Nation Was Designed by the Un-Godly to Fail and so Its Failure Was Not Just Predictable but Inevitable
Watchmen does not confuse truth with consensus The Watchmen does not confuse God’s word with the word of those in power…
All the official reassurances won’t be worth a bucket of warm spit. The Globals are behind the CoronaVirus, It Is a Man-Made Bioweapon.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Have NOT Got The Memo Yet, “Pestilences” Has No Cure
The Coronavirus Was Most Certainly Produced by Crazy (Un-Godly) Men in Laboratories, WGO and CDC Knew All Along That the Coronavirus Was a Bioweapon, There’re in Charge?
Well-known medical expert Bill Gates did an AMA on Reddit https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/A-coronavirus-AMA?WT.mc_id=20200319223000_Coronavirus-AMA_BG-LI&WT.tsrc=BGLI&linkId=84658834 (transcribed here), in which he casually drops some chilling ideas into the conversation: Ummm, people of God! Am I late? Did I miss this? Did we see this already? Digital certificates to identify those who got the #Covid19 vaccines and TO DO BUSINESS?
Eventually, we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.
All in all, our freedoms are being swamped. Big corporations and states alike are setting boundaries on individual rights on a flimsy pretext.
Is anyone in the media reporting that? Of course not. Instead, we’re getting fawning celebrity-based drivel like this in the Independent, trying to convince us “we’re all in this together”, or weasel-worded nonsense like this from Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian where he mourns Johnson’s “libertarian” spirit and reluctance to impose social control. That would be the mass-surveilling, drone executing, war-supporting type of libertarian. A crass and obvious example of narrative management.
Could America soon be facing widespread STARVATION due to the coronavirus and collapsing food supply?
When President Trump last year referred to a coming “perfect storm” without any context, bewildered reporters asked him about the meaning of this mysterious reference, to which Trump left them hanging in suspense. Now we’re in the year 2020 facing an unprecedented global pandemic, and rapidly coming into view is the ominous prospect of mass starvation due to a potential food supply collapse.
Because the government has prohibited many Americans from continuing to work due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), many of them are quickly running out of money, if they haven’t already. And without money, these people can’t buy food, which is why food banks all across the country are reportedly becoming swamped as they run out of food themselves.
The situation is becoming so dire that the mainstream media is referring to what’s now transpiring as a “perfect storm,” echoing back to Trump’s reference to it. Is this what the president was referring to back then – or worse yet, is there still a long way to go before the perfect storm arrives in full?
One thing is for sure: People need to eat, and all of these government restrictions due to COVID-19 are making it difficult for many to do that. You might say that it’s already a perfect storm for them, as well as for the food banks that are doing all they can to help the needy as they run out of resources.
According to reports, the demand for food aid in some areas has increased 800 percent in recent days, while at least one in three people now trying to access food at not-for-profit food pantries has never previously needed emergency food aid. In other words, these are working folks who, because restaurants and bars have been forcibly shuttered, have lost the ability to provide for themselves.
Listen below to The Health Ranger Report as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, asks the question: What is money even worth if people are having to live as prisoners in their homes under mandatory lockdowns?
If workers can’t harvest, process and deliver food – and if growers can’t sell to restaurants that are now closed – a food supply collapse is almost certain
Another food sector being severely impacted by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is agriculture, which is seeing major seismic activity in terms of supply chains. With all of the restaurant closures, growers no longer have as many buyers. And with fewer workers in the field, there aren’t even enough people to pick the harvests.
It could take some time for the consequences of all of this to manifest, but it’s coming if things continue as they currently are. Many growers could go under while their workers end up unemployed – a perfect storm for a food supply collapse.
Since agricultural workers can’t feasibly engage in rituals like “social distancing,” for instance, they also can’t continue to work as they normally would, which has created yet another barrier to an efficient flow and steady supply of food making it from the farms to people’s tables, which is also happening in Canada.
“Social distancing is difficult or perhaps impossible in certain settings such as harvesting, transport (of workers) and housing,” says the California-based Western Growers Association.
So while there isn’t necessarily a food shortage taking place – at least not yet – there is a logistics nightmare brewing that will eventually make food availability scarcer than perhaps ever before in the history of our country.
“It could have a devastating effect on the ability to produce food,” warns Dale Moore, executive vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, as quoted by MSN.
More of the latest news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at Pandemic.news.
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