Virus Now In 9 US States: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon, New Hampshire, and TX

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Yesterday, the death toll in the US climbed to 6, while the death toll across Europe has moved closer to 100. Late last night, officials in Washington State confirmed what many probably already suspected: 4 of the six deceased were either patients or staff at a nursing home in Kirkland, suburban Seattle.

Yesterday, the Dow posted its biggest one-day rebound in points as an endless parade of strategists and talking heads on CNBC jawboned hopes of ‘coordinated central-bank intervention’ into reality, though in the hours since Monday’s close, though hopes have dimmed somewhat, thanks in part to this Reuters report. As G7 finance minister and central bankers prepare for Tuesday morning’s conference call, it seems traders around the world have suddenly remembered that there’s not much central banks can do, even after the OECD called for a mix of monetary and fiscal stimulus to rescue global growth.

In the span of days, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has climbed to more than 100 across 15 states if we include the evacuees, along with six deaths so far. the White House, and other governments, are shifting their focus, according to the New York Times, to distributing tests and focusing on early identification and containment instead of trying to keep the virus out.

This comes as the number of cases worldwide surpassed 90,000 on Tuesday.

In China, Communist Party officials are luxuriating in their success, or at least a convincing image of success, in suppressing the outbreak: Now that the novel coronavirus appears to be on the decline, vindicating Beijing’s heavy handed tactics (for weeks, 760 million were subjected to some form of restriction on their movements, while 100 million faced punishment for leaving their homes without permission).

Summary:

  • Pope tests negative for coronavirus
  • NYC high school closes over ‘suspected case of coronavirus’
  • Global case total passes 91,000
  • UK case total hits 51
  • US case total tops 100 across 15 states (including evacuees)
  • South Korea case total passes 5,000; death toll hits 34
  • Iran confirmed cases pass 2,000, 70+ dead
  • Head of European football says Euro 2020 will go on
  • 9 new cases confirmed in Japan

Not only is America not ready for this pandemic, but America is also headed for a public health nightmare if this spread continues in the USA as it has in nations like South Korea, Italy, and Iran, where the spread is tracking an exponential growth curve that currently looks unstoppable until it burns through the entire population.

Instead of telling Americans to get ready with anti-viral foods, supplements, nutrients while storing up food and medical supplies for the coming medical quarantines, people like Limbaugh and Pence are actively dissuading Americans from knowing the truth about where this is headed.

That is a great disservice to America, and people like Rush Limbaugh have a responsibility to get educated and use their powerful platforms to inform the American people about what’s coming so that people can get prepared to help halt infections and survive the coming quarantines.

If anyone deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom in America, it’s the independent media truth-tellers who use logic, reason, and reality to question the foolishness of the establishment while trying to warn the public to take active steps that may prevent infections and save lives.

Update (0840ET): With only one case confirmed in NYC, the hysteria is already descending, and it’s not limited to the Brooklyn Costco.

An NYC high school said it will close Tuesday due to a “suspected case of coronavirus in its community.”

  • NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL SAYS CLOSED TUESDAY AFTER SUSPECTED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IN ITS COMMUNITY – STATEMENT

Stocks aren’t going to like that.

Gov. Cuomo said he would hold a press conference to update the public at 9 am in New York.

Update (0800ET): UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed 11 new cases in the UK, raising the total to 51.

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Following the longest publicly-disclosed illness of Pope Francis’s papacy, the Vatican has confirmed that the leader of 1 billion Catholics has tested negative for the coronavirus. After days of insisting that the pope didn’t have the virus…somebody at the Vatican was clearly worried that the Pope might have been exposed.

Pretty soon, millions of Americans and Europeans will know that feeling, if they don’t already.

Yesterday, the death toll in the US climbed to 6, while the death toll across Europe has moved closer to 100. Late last night, officials in Washington State confirmed what many probably already suspected: 4 of the six deceased were either patients or staff at a nursing home in Kirkland, suburban Seattle.

Yesterday, the Dow posted its biggest one-day rebound in points as an endless parade of strategists and talking heads on CNBC jawboned hopes of ‘coordinated central-bank intervention’ into reality, though in the hours since Monday’s close, though hopes have dimmed somewhat, thanks in part to this Reuters report. As G7 finance minister and central bankers prepare for Tuesday morning’s conference call, it seems traders around the world have suddenly remembered that there’s not much central banks can do, even after the OECD called for a mix of monetary and fiscal stimulus to rescue global growth.

In the span of days, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has climbed to more than 100 across 15 states if we include the evacuees, along with six deaths so far. the White House, and other governments, are shifting their focus, according to the New York Times, to distributing tests and focusing on early identification and containment instead of trying to keep the virus out.

This comes as the number of cases worldwide surpassed 90,000 on Tuesday.

In China, Communist Party officials are luxuriating in their success, or at least a convincing image of success, in suppressing the outbreak: Now that the novel coronavirus appears to be on the decline, vindicating Beijing’s heavy-handed tactics (for weeks, 760 million were subjected to some form of restriction on their movements, while 100 million faced punishment for leaving their homes without permission).

On Tuesday, Shanghai and Beijing instituted ‘travel bans’ directed at travelers from hot zones including Italy, South Korea and – of course – the US, turning President Trump’s ‘racist’ travel restrictions on their head. Here’s more from the NYT:

Major cities across China have announced new travel restrictions on people who have recently visited countries where coronavirus infections are on the rise.

On Tuesday, the authorities in Shanghai said that all travelers entering the city who had visited countries with significant outbreaks within the last two weeks must undergo a 14-day quarantine at home or at an approved isolation center. Officials in Guangdong Province announced similar measures, the state news media reported on Tuesday.

And a city official in Beijing announced on Tuesday that all arrivals into the capital from countries struggling with outbreaks — including Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea — would be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

At least 13 people in China were found to be infected with the coronavirus after returning from countries such as Iran and Italy, two places that have seen some of the most severe outbreaks outside of Asia in recent days, according to the authorities.

A 31-year-old Chinese woman had worked in a restaurant in the Italian city of Bergamo before returning home to Qingtian County, in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, where she tested positive for the virus. Seven more people who worked at the same restaurant in Bergamo were later found to be infected after they returned to Zhejiang, the local authorities said.

In recent days, county officials in Qingtian have urged overseas residents to reconsider any plans to return home, citing the challenges they could pose to China’s efforts to control the epidemic.

Minutes ago, South Korean health officials released their second coronavirus update for Tuesday: Another 974 confirmed cases raised the country’s total to 5,186. Meanwhile, South Korea’s death toll climbed to 34.

  • US death toll climbs to 6; all in WA, which has 18 cases
  • 2 new cases confirmed in Tampa Bay
  • 1st case reported in New Hampshire
  • Hubei reports 114 new cases, 31 new deaths
  • South Korea case total hits 4,812 as nearly 500 new cases reported; death toll hits 34
  • Santa Clara County confirms 2 more cases, bringing county total to 9
  • Gottlieb warns US cases likely in ‘low thousands’
  • Illinois announces 4th case
  • Boris Johnson: “A very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards”
  • Italian death toll climbs 18 to 52 while total cases surpass 2,000
  • BMW tells 150 to quarantine after Munich employee infected
  • Algeria total hits 5
  • Senegal becomes 2nd sub-Saharan country to confirm the virus
  • WHO’s Tedros: Virus is “common enemy” of humanity so don’t focus on blame
  • Jordan reports the first two cases
  • French death toll revised to 3, total cases climb to 191
  • Tunisia reports the first case
  • UK total climbs to 40
  • OECD warns global growth could fall by half
  • Indonesia reports first cases
  • “Progress is being made” toward a vaccine
  • Cuomo says NY expects more cases
  • India confirms 2 more cases
  • ‘Official’ Iran death toll hits 66
  • EU confirms 38 deaths across 18 members
  • The first cases confirmed in Fla.
  • 2 Amazon employees test positive in Milan
  • The virus now in 8 US states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire
  • San Antonio virus patient re-hospitalized after testing positive
  • China warns it could face ‘locust invasion’

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Update (2015ET): Health officials in South Korea have reported the first batch of numbers for Tuesday: 477 new cases, bringing the total to 4,812.

Three more deaths in South Korea, bringing death total to 34 in South Korea, still behind Italy’s 52.

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Update (1920ET): Hubei has reported 114 newly confirmed cases of the virus, along with 31 new deaths, the Global Times reports. That’s the lowest daily case total since Jan. 21, as Beijing tries to convince its citizens now that they’ve returned to work that everything is all right and there’s no need to fear the virus anymore.

Global Times@globaltimesnews

#Hubei reports 114 new confirmed cases of #coronavirus infections on Mar 2, with 31 new deaths. The total number of infections in the province climbed to 67,217, with 2,834 deaths.

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Outside of Hubei, officials reported just 11 additional cases and no deaths.

Glancing through the Global Times twitter feed is an always-rewarding activity, and on Monday evening, we noticed this gem: the GT reports that South Korea is struggling to contain the outbreak because of “high levels of religious fanaticism” in the country.

Global Times@globaltimesnews

In S.Korea, a country with high religious fanaticism, virus prevention is a challenge as it is not easy for believers to follow and listen to the scientific advice and instructions, so China should also be careful to prevent virus re-import from SK: expert http://bit.ly/2vniZOY 

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Update (1850ET): Washington Governor and former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee said Monday that Washingtonians shouldn’t be surprised when authorities start canceling “big public events” – though he assured the public that he wasn’t requesting a mass cancellation right now(despite the fact that 6 people are dead in his state).

Matt Day@mattmday

Gov @JayInslee, in an update on the coronavirus, says people should be ready if authorities move to cancel big public events in Washington:
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Update (1845ET): UK PM Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to unveil a “plan” to help combat the outbreak in Britain as the total number of cases nears 30, amid signs of ‘community transmission’ inside its borders.

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Update (1805ET): During VP Pence’s virus press conference, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn confirmed that the US will be able to perform around 1 million tests by the end of the week. What this means is simple – more tests, more positives. And we wonder – absent G& actual action, not just talk – if this will take the shine back off stocks.

However, there is one more concerning thing as US authorities appear to take a page out of communist China’s authoritarian playbook.  As Jedd Kegum noted on Twitter, the CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus.

On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed.

Coming right as CDC says it will be massively expanding testing, Legum warns: “The lack of testing is a scandal…This is the coverup.”

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Update (1550ET): State officials announced the first case of coronavirus in New Hampshire Monday, according to a local TV station.

Dr. Benjamin Chan, a New Hampshire state epidemiologist, said during a press conference that one of four people recently tested for coronavirus came back positive. The individual had recently traveled to Italy.

The individual is an adult from Grafton County in the northwestern part of the state. They are not sick enough to be hospitalized but have been asked to self-quarantine at home. The person is reportedly an employee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The hospital has reportedly set up an incident command center.

“We will be working very closely with healthcare providers in the community and the hospital system involved in order to investigate this case of COVID-19 and try and prevent further transmission in our community,” Chan said.

Health officials in the state said they have no reason to suspect a community outbreak since the history of transmission is clear.

“We will be working tirelessly to investigate this most recent identification and to identify any potential susceptible contacts who may need themselves to be placed under self quarantine,” Chan said.

In an interview that will air tonight, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC said the outbreak in the US has “reached outbreak proportions and likely pandemic proportions.

Carl Quintanilla@carlquintanilla

Dr. Fauci to @RichardEngel: Coronavirus has “reached outbreak proportions and likely pandemic proportions” — tonight on @NBCNightlyNews

(via @NBCNewsPR) #covid19

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Eight US states have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire

During a short, impromptu briefing with reporters after his meeting with drug company CEOs at the White House on Wednesday, Trump hinted at tightening travel restrictions, something critics have been demanding.

In other news, critics slammed VP Mike Pence after the CDC abruptly delayed a Monday briefing.

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“A White House spokesperson later said the CDC would participate in an afternoon briefing today on the coronavirus response with Vice President Mike Pence.”

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Update (1540ET): Now that France’s confirmed cases have more than doubled over the past two days, French drug giant Sanofi said it is producing an experimental lot of the vaccine. We assume the experimental doses will be distributed to the most in-need patients.

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Update (1455ET): In his latest comment of the day, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “we are ready for potential economic downsides from coronavirus”.

Most of Google’s 8,000 employees and contractors in Ireland have been told to work from home tomorrow after a member of staff reported flu-like symptoms.

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Update (1440ET): The US death toll is now changing by the minute.

Washington State authorities are now saying six patients have died from the virus (presumably all of them were elderly or sick, as the first patients who died were), and the total number of patients in the state has climbed to 18, with all of the new cases of “unknown origin” as experts warn there could be hundreds, possibly thousands, of infections in the state.

And US stocks are moving further off their highs as yet another intraday rally fizzles.

Over in Australia, which confirmed its first case of community transmission on Monday, organizers said the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be held as scheduled on March 15, despite the looming virus threat. The number of cases in Qatar, meanwhile, has climbed to 7.

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Update (1420ET): Washington State health officials announced Monday that three more coronavirus patients in King County have died, bringing the US death toll to 5. The new cases announced brings the total cases in the county to 14.

Jeffrey Duchin, a health officer for Seattle and King County, said during a press conference that the county had confirmed 4 new cases on Monday, bringing its total to 14. Of these 4 new cases, two had died, while 1 previously reported the patient had also passed away.

There are newly confirmed patients who passed away:

  • A male in his 50s, hospitalized at Highline Hospital. No known exposures.
  • A male in his 70s, a resident of LifeCare, hospitalized at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. The man had underlying health conditions and died 3/1/20.

And the previously confirmed who have died:

  • A female in her 70s, a resident of LifeCare, hospitalized at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. The woman had underlying health conditions and died 3/1/20.
  • A female in her 80s, a resident of LifeCare, was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth.
  • In addition, a woman in her 80s, who was already reported as in critical condition at Evergreen, has died. She died on 3/1/20

The Seattle Times reported that the F5 Office Tower in downtown Seattle had closed for cleaning after an employee had contact with a coronavirus patient.

Circling back to the press conference, officials promised to do everything they could for our health workers. They added that the people of Washington State can help by “saving masks” for medical workers and people who really need them, which is a surprising thing to say considering the outbreak is obviously accelerating.

Masks are not recommended for healthy people to prevent infection, but they are so important for our health care workers to have.

King County Chief Executive Dow Constantine confirmed during an 11 am (local time) press conference that his county is in final negotiations to buy a motel and convert it quickly into modular housing.

That presser is ongoing for whoever wants to watch:

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Live now: https://twitter.com/KCCouncil/status/1234529905238347776 …King County Council@KCCouncilToday at 11a.m. PST state and local officials will provide updates on the COVID-19 situation. @kcexec Dow Constantine will also be making an announcement and discussing immediate actions to assist in treatment. https://livestream.com/accounts/28304610/events/9022619 …1:10 PM – Mar 2, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee King County Council’s other Tweets

In other recent news, Oman has become the latest Middle Eastern state to ban travelers from coronavirus-impacted countries, joining Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Senegal has become the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to confirm a coronavirus case, joining a growing list of countries and cities that have reported their first cases on Monday. In Northern Africa, Algeria reported two new cases, bringing its total to 5.

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Update (1400ET): French officials just confirmed their country’s 191st case as of Monday, with confirmations doubling in two days. They also reported that earlier figures were incorrect and that France’s death toll had been reduced to 3, down from 4. The most recent death was an 89-year-old woman who was confirmed post-mortem. 

In other news, the UAE is evacuating its citizens in Iran as the coronavirus spreads.

The CDC just announced that it has confirmed Florida’s first two coronavirus cases confirmed late Sunday night.

One Washington County is also reportedly devising a plan to buy a motel to start housing coronavirus patients.

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Update (1345ET): Public health officials in Santa Clara County have confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

This brings the total number of cases in the county to 9. The state added that the increase in cases is “not unexpected.”

Read the full media statement below:

  • Media Statement: County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Reports Two New Cases of COVID-19
  • The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department confirms two new cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. This brings the total number of cases to nine.
  • The eighth case is an adult male household contact of a confirmed case in another county. He is under home isolation.
  • The ninth case is an adult male household contact of a previously confirmed case in Santa Clara County.  He is also under home isolation.
  • Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, further information about these cases will not be released.
  • An increase in cases is not unexpected. The Public Health Department will continue to identify anyone who has come into contact with these cases. The department will also be conducting community surveillance to determine the extent of possible disease spread in our community.
  • Individuals and organizations need to take action to help slow down the spread of the disease. For individuals, the recommendations are simple but very important:
  • Keep your hands clean by washing them frequently, especially after you touch common surfaces, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, light switches, countertops, and tables. It is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Always cover your cough and stay home when you are sick.
  • Stay away from people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick.
  • Work on not touching your face because one-way viruses spread is when you touch your own mouth, nose or eyes. If you do need to touch your own mouth, nose or eyes, wash your hands before you do so.
  • Start thinking about family preparedness, how to take care of sick family members while not getting infected. Think about a room to isolate a sick person.
  • There are practical measures that can help limit spread by reducing exposure in community settings:
  • Schools: should plan for absenteeism and explore options for learning at home and enhance the cleaning of surfaces.
  • Businesses: whenever possible, can replace in-person meetings with video or telephone conferences and increase teleworking options, as well as modify absenteeism policies and enhance cleaning of surfaces.

Shortly after, Fox News reported that officials in Tampa Bay confirmed two more cases, marking the 3rd and 4th cases in the state of Florida.

Of course, thanks to Florida’s reputation as a haven for retirees, a reputation that’s bolstered by the fact that Florida has the largest population of senior citizens in the US, the state is particularly vulnerable, as many members of vulnerable communities also live in close proximity to one another. 

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Update (1305ET): Boris Johnson said Monday that “a very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards.”

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Update (1300ET): Public health officials in Illinois have announced another “presumptive positive” case of coronavirus. Like the prior cases, Illinois case No. 4 is also in Cook County.

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.@IDPH and @CookCoHealth report 4th coronavirus case in Illinois. Woman in her 70s who is the spouse of the third case

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The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Italy has climbed to more than 2,000 on Sunday, according to a statement from Italian public health officials. The country’s death toll climbed by 18 to 52.

The march of first-cases continues, with Saudi Arabia becoming the latest to announce its first case on Monday.

In Washington, 34 firefighters and police are being quarantined after visiting the nursing home in Kirkland where two cases were confirmed over the weekend.

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Update (1130ET): Toward the end of the Q&A with reporters following Monday’s press briefing, Dr. Tedros told a reporter that humanity now has a “common enemy” and should focus on fighting it instead of apportioning blame. The WHO Director-General made the remark in response to a question about the culpability of certain governments for the global spread of the coronavirus.

The outbreak only kills roughly 2% of those it infects, Dr. Tedros said. Because of this, he said, Dr. Tedros believes that “the stigma, to be honest, is more dangerous than the virus itself,” he said. “Let’s really underline that. The stigma is the most dangerous enemy, for me, it’s more than the virus itself.”

Translation: The WHO is prioritizing defending Beijing’s actions – i.e. ‘battling racism’ – over its responsibility to combat the virus.

“Concerns and worries are understandable. It’s fine to be concerned and worried, but let’s calm down and do the right thing,” he added later before ending the briefing.

  • WHO’S TEDROS SAYS HUMANITY NOW HAS A COMMON ENEMY
  • WHO’S TEDROS SAYS STIGMA IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN VIRUS ITSELF

Dr. Tedros then launched into a defense of the WHO’s decision to delay the decision to declare the virus a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), before pointing out the fact that in 55 countries have confirmed less than 100 cases.

“Even if it’s more, it can be contained.”

So, Dr. Tedros started the press conference explaining why it’s not appropriate to describe the outbreak as a pandemic, before declaring it a “common enemy” of the human race.

We seem to have lost the thread.

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Update (1100ET): The WHO’s daily presser is still ongoing. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday after two people were diagnosed with the virus that 23 Floridians have now been tested, and 184 are under monitoring by public health officials.

California has warned about how the virus could impact its finances.

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Update (10:55ET): Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of Ireland’s Sinn Fein, has revealed that her children attend the Dublin school that has been temporarily shuttered after a student who recently returned from Italy was diagnosed with the virus, according to the Guardian.

The roughly 400 students and staff at the school have been advised to ‘stay home’ and ‘restrict their movements’.

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Update (1045ET): WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that he wouldn’t call the outbreak a pandemic until “evidence warrants” – adding that right now, 90% of cases are in China (even as the virus has been confirmed in nearly 70 countries).

  • WHO’S TEDROS SAYS WILL CALL IT A PANDEMIC IF EVIDENCE WARRANTS
  • WHO’S RYAN SAYS STILL HOPEFUL CONTAINMENT IS RIGHT STRATEGY
  • TRUMP SAYS HE ASKED TO ACCELERATE WORK ON VIRUS VACCINES
  • WHO’S TEDROS STILL URGES CONTAINMENT FOR KOREA, CHINA, ITALY
  • CHINA HAS SENT TECHNICAL TEAM TO AID RESPONSE IN IRAN

In other news, Qatar’s public health officials have announced 4 new cases of the virus.

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Update (1030ET): Tunisia has reported its first case of coronavirus, joining a growing list of major cities and countries that have reported their first cases of the virus on Monday, drawing even more scrutiny to the WHO and its unwillingness to call the outbreak a ‘pandemic’.

Meanwhile, the WHO will hold its daily press briefing at 10:30 am ET.

Watch live below:

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Update (0900ET): Here’s a funny headline about the G7 emergency coronavirus meeting.

  • FRANCE’S FINANCE MIN. LE MAIRE: G7 CORONAVIRUS MEETING IS TO BE HELD BY TELEPHONE TO LIMIT TRAVEL.

The ECB, meanwhile, called off a joint event with the European Commission that was supposed to happen on Tuesday because several participants cancelled because of the outbreak.

In the UK, the total number of cases has climbed to 40.

In other news: As fear spreads in Washington State, six schools and one university have closed Monday for a ‘deep clean’.

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Update (0845ET): Echoing the news out of San Antonio, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma warned Monday morning in the US that one of India’s first cases was a passenger who landed in Jaipur from Italy on Feb 29. He was admitted to the isolation ward at a hospital after he showed symptoms of COVID-19 in the screening and at first, he tested negative, and he was sent home.

However, a later confirmatory test later showed he was positive.

It just underlines the notion that the most dangerous thing about the novel coronavirus is its ability to remain undetected for lengths of time.

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Update (0820ET): The French death toll doubled Monday morning when health officials reported 2 new deaths, bringing the total to four.

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Update (0800ET): Former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, who has been far more vocal than the current FDA director thanks to his regular appearances on CNBC and other cable news channels, warned during an interview on CNBC Monday morning that the public shouldn’t trust the administration’s rhetoric.

The fact is, things are far from ‘okay’, Gottlieb said. Now that the government is expanding testing, the US case count will ‘grow rapidly’. The public should start stocking up on supplies and preparing for widespread disruptions. Gottlieb warned that the number of cases in the US has probably already reached the ‘low thousands’. Hundreds could be confirmed by the end of the week.

Scott Gottlieb

As the GT pointed out earlier, the CDC is telling Americans that wearing facemasks in public right now isn’t necessary. We suspect Gottlieb would beg to differ.

Meanwhile, Jordan has reported its first 2 cases as the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East spreads.

BMW has reportedly told 150 R&D employees to quarantine at home for two weeks after coming into contact with an employee in Munich contracted the virus. The Munich case was sent home to self-quarantine. Large companies that have now confirmed employees have been infected include Amazon, Nike, Google, and BMW. 

Before we go, we’d just like to point out: In the past 24 hours, Moscow, New Delhi, NYC, Berlin, Rome, and Brussels have all confirmed their first cases, as have Indonesia, Portugal and now Jordan on Monday morning.

And yet…

Ben Hunt@EpsilonTheory

And the World Health Organization still won’t call this a pandemic. https://twitter.com/norbertelekes/status/1234461834763231233 …Norbert Elekes@NorbertElekesFirst cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours:

– Moscow
– Delhi
– Berlin
– Rome
– Brussels
– New York City
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Earlier, European Commission President Von der Leyen followed the OECD’s breakthrough warning by saying the risk in the EU had risen from “moderate” to “high.”

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Update (0730ET): As we reported last night, a group of drug company CEOs are on their way to meet with President Trump at the White House.”Progress is being made” toward a vaccine, Trump said.

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Meanwhile, NY Governor and Trump nemesis Andrew Cuomo told CNN Monday that he expects more cases to be confirmed in New York. NYC’s first patient is a woman in her late 30s who contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran.

Amazingly, despite all of Cuomo’s boasts about his state’s state of the art labs and medical resources, the woman is apparently “isolated in her home.”

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Update (0715ET): A Reuters headline from late Sunday just caught our eye, and we felt obligated to share: China’s State Forestry and Grasslands Administration has warned that the world’s second-largest economy could face a devastating “Locust Invasion”.

  • CHINA FACES RISK OF LOCUST INVASION – FORESTRY AND GRASSLAND ADMINISTRATION

Last month, we reported that China was deploying an “army of ducks” to help Pakistan fight an invasion of locusts, a plague that is also hurting farmers across Africa.

Looks like Beijing is going to need its ducks back.

The Global Times, meanwhile, is now mocking the CDC for refusing to recommend that Americans should wear facemasks.

Hu Xijin 胡锡进@HuXijin_GT

Suggesting people not wear face mask is seriously misleading. All of the Chinese experts have advised people to wear a face masks when in contact with others during the time of epidemic and consider it one of the most effective measures. Please heed the suggestion of Chinese experts.

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Update (0640ET): Japan reports 15 new coronavirus cases, Reuters reports, bringing the country total to 271, excluding the 705 from the Diamond Princess.

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Update (0615ET): Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, confirmed on Monday that the EU Has 2,100 confirmed cases and 38 confirmed deaths across 18 member states. The bloc has also raised its risk alert level from “moderate” to “high”.

Yet all the borders remain open…

Shortly after South Korea reported 599 new cases of coronavirus raising its total to 4,335 and death toll to 22, South Korea’s transport ministry said flights from South Korea to the US would begin screening all passengers with mandatory temperature checks – techniques that have already been shown to be not entirely effective.

Trump has seemed hesitant to slap South Korea and Italy with the same travel restrictions he used on China. If he cares about being reelected, he might want to reconsider.

China reported 202 additional coronavirus cases and 42 additional deaths last night, as we reported. This morning in the US, Chinese Premier Li said the coronavirus outbreak was at a crucial stage and that positive trends outside Hubei mean strict control measures must be maintained.

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Update (0600ET): After six weeks of speculation about how Indonesia had managed to avoid an outbreak, especially considering the thousands of travelers from Hubei that visited the country, the government of the world’s fourth-largest country had confirmed that two patients had tested positive on Monday, Reuters reports.

In other news, Goldman Sachs has postponed all non-essential travel for its staff “effective immediately” according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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Meanwhile, here’s the State Department’s ‘Travel Advisory’ map. Areas marked ‘red’ indicate ‘Do Not Travel’, areas in yellow or yellow-black stripes are ‘exercise increased caution’ (it’s not clearly visible, but Italy has yellow-black stripes).

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The CDC has its own travel advisory map (courtesy of NPR):

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As the wild swings in US equity futures over the last few hours would suggest, we’re headed for another insane week of coronavirus news as America comes to grips with the outbreak as it claims a second life and spreads to the country’s largest city.

The American coronavirus outbreak accelerated rapidly over the weekend, as health officials confirmed the first virus-linked death on Saturday, before confirming a second death of a US citizen – this time a 70-year-old man – in the same area of Washington State.

As we explained last night, state and federal public-health officials are focusing on what appears to be a cluster of confirmed cases in Washington, where both deaths have occurred, as well as outbreaks in Oregon and California where patients had no clear path of transmission for the virus, leading officials to suspect that a more widespread outbreak has already begun. Late Sunday night, Gov. Cuomo confirmed the first case in Manhattan, involving a woman who had recently traveled to Iran. The news followed a seemingly unceasing stream of scares and negative tests in America’s largest city, according to the New York Times.

As we pointed out, the global death toll climbed above 3,000 last night as China reported another 42 deaths.

“Coronavirus Czar” and Vice President Mike Pence reiterated promises to make more testing kits available to state officials, reiterating promises made over the weekend. President Trump and other administration officials are also scheduled to meet with drug company execs on Monday.

The cases confirmed over the weekend were found in seven states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida and Oregon, and included a mix of people who had traveled to high-risk countries, and others believed to have contracted the virus in the US.

Republican-controlled Florida defied Pence’s urges to ‘remain calm’ and declared a state of emergency on Sunday after the governor’s office confirmed 2 “presumptively positive” cases late Sunday, according to a Florida TV station. 

Russia reported the first case of the virus in Moscow in a man who returned from Italy on Feb. 23, local newswires reported.

The cases were discovered in Florida’s Manatee County and Hillsborough County.

A patient in San Antonio, one of the evacuees, appeared to recover from the coronavirus illness and had been released from a health care facility after having tested negative twice in more than 24 hours was placed back into isolation, even after the CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted that there was no evidence that people could be ‘reinfected’ after recovering from the virus.

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Mayor of San Antonio. #covid19 https://twitter.com/ron_nirenberg/status/1234287498181926912 …Mayor Ron Nirenberg@Ron_NirenbergToday we learned that the CDC mistakenly released a patient from the Texas Center for Infectious Disease who later returned a positive COVID-19 reading.

The fact that the CDC allowed the public to be exposed to a patient with a positive COVID-19 reading is unacceptable.

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India’s health minister confirmed 2 new cases as the virus spreads in India and neighboring Pakistan. Health authorities in Portugal confirmed the first 2 cases in the country early Monday as the virus continues its spread across Europe. And Iran reported 523 new cases of coronavirus Monday morning and 11 new deaths, bringing the total to 1,501 cases confirmed and 66 dead.

After advising employees to stop non-essential travel over the weekend, Amazon said late Sunday that two of its employees in Milan have contracted the virus and are now under quarantine, the NYT reports.

“We’re supporting the affected employees who were in Milan and are now in quarantine,” company spokesman Dan Perlet said.

The world’s biggest online retailer said it was unaware of any U.S. employees who had contracted the virus. On Friday, Amazon told employees to stop non-essential travel, within the United States and beyond. The company also confirmed on Sunday it is moving some recruiting interviews to video rather than in person.

Over in China, on-the-ground reports claim that most Chinese have returned to work at this point. However, in the rush back to work, the CCP appears to have overlooked a few things…like worker-safety standards.

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As Chinese officials continue their campaign to convince the world, and the Chinese population, that the outbreak is subsiding and that everything will soon return to normal, State TV reports the first of 16 hospitals specially built in Wuhan to tackle the coronavirus epidemic.

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Mr. Pres. it’s time for you be honest with the American people, your first obligation is our safety, ask God for direction and STOP spinning the truth about this “Pestilence”, the American hospitals are about to become overwhelmed, cancel “big public events” Be Lead, Do Not Be Control By The NWO.

President Donald Trump attempted to calm fears over the potential spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during a national address Wednesday evening, but if he wants Americans to calm down, the first thing he needs to do is take stock of the government’s health agencies and get them on the same page. While the president was telling everyone that his administration had the situation under control and there is nothing to worry about, health officials and hospital personnel in northern California were identifying someone who had contracted the virus — and who, they believe, had not been in contact with anyone else who has it.

Get ready, the virus WILL spreads throughout the US and Europe, governments will respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and full-blown concentration camp culture. This would lead to civil war in the US because we are armed and many people will shoot anyone trying to put us into quarantine camps. Europe is mostly screwed. The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralized as private trade dies. “AntiChrist Is On His Temporary Thorne”
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They Lied: Coronavirus Infected Patient That Was Deliberately Released by the CDC in San Antonio Spent Two Hours Walking Around a Local Mall

The coronavirus-infected patient who was deliberately released by the untrustworthy CDC into San Antonio spent hours walking around a local mall, according to local ABC affiliate ABC13.com.

Over the last 24 hours, the CDC repeatedly lied to the American public and claimed the patient had no contact with the public.

Now we learn that, too, was a lie.

“San Antonio officials say a patient who was mistakenly released from the Texas Center for Infectious Disease facility spent two hours at a mall after she was let go,” reports ABC13.com.

The patient spends hours in the food court, then went to a local hotel.

ABC13.com inaccurately claims “the risk factor is low” for the coronavirus to spread at the mall or a hotel. What we already know with certainty is that the coronavirus excels at spreading in enclosed spaces like hotels and malls. It has already exploded on cruise ships, in churches and across nursing homes and retirement facilities.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, “The fact that the CDC allowed the public to be exposed to a patient with a positive COVID-19 reading is unacceptable.”

Except, of course, there are zero repercussions for anyone at the CDC. The discredited agency — a front group for Big Pharma and the vaccine industry — appears to be able to do anything it wants without any consequences or condemnation.

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All these mistakes are no accident

Right now, it appears the CDC is carrying out a string of “accidental” releases of infected patients that are seeding the nation with the coronavirus as a way to amplify the outbreak. As the epidemic gets worse, of course, the CDC gets more funding and the vaccine industry rakes in billions in government grants and FDA-issued vaccine licenses.

We already know the CDC has a long history of working with criminally indicted “vaccine researchers” who take government grant money to produce fake science studies that “prove” vaccines are safe.

There’s nothing the CDC won’t do to boost vaccine industry profits. Perhaps “C.D.C.” means the Centers for Disease Creation.

Don’t forget that this is the same CDC that deliberately withheld diagnostic testing kits from the entire nation for nearly four weeks, allowing the virus to spread completely unconstrained.

Does any rational person really believe all these events are just accidents? Because they fit a pattern of deliberate, malicious activities that just happen to accomplish the worsening of the outbreak in America.

If you don’t believe it’s being done on purpose, then it’s the most stunning display of rank incompetence and government negligence we’ve witnessed in a long time.

What’s next, will the CDC start hiding the numbers of infected Americans? Will they cover up coronavirus deaths in America? Is “rule by secrecy” now the new science-based approach to dealing with pandemics?

It almost seems that instead of declaring war on the virus, public health officials are declaring war on REPORTING about the virus. Whatever numbers they don’t want to be reported will just vanish from government websites, commie China style.

In fact, the CDC is tracking almost perfectly with communist China’s outbreak propaganda schemes. You might want to ponder how this all works out when Trump declares medical martial law and the CDC starts running armed “pandemic response teams” that go door to door, forcing people out of their homes if they show an elevated temperature.

Every nightmare scene we’ve already witnessed in China is what may be in store for America soon if we don’t reel in this out-of-control, dishonest, incompetent, malicious “death science” industry and its government front groups like the CDC.

And while that has yet to be confirmed as of this writing, the patient, we are told, was not tested for 11 days, and that was according to protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Summary:

  • US death toll climbs to 6; all in WA, which has 18 cases
  • 2 new cases confirmed in Tampa Bay
  • 1st case reported in New Hampshire
  • Santa Clara County confirms 2 more cases, bringing county total to 9
  • Gottlieb warns US cases likely in ‘low thousands’
  • Illinois announces 4th case
  • Boris Johnson: “A very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards”
  • Italian death toll climbs 18 to 52 while total cases surpass 2,000
  • BMW tells 150 to quarantine after Munich employee infected
  • Algeria total hits 5
  • Senegal becomes 2nd sub-Saharan country to confirm the virus
  • WHO’s Tedros: Virus is “common enemy” of humanity so don’t focus on blame
  • Jordan reports the first two cases
  • French death toll revised to 3, total cases climb to 191
  • Tunisia reports the first case
  • UK total climbs to 40
  • OECD warns global growth could fall by half
  • Indonesia reports first cases
  • “Progress is being made” toward a vaccine
  • Cuomo says NY expects more cases
  • India confirms 2 more cases
  • ‘Official’ Iran death toll hits 66
  • EU confirms 38 deaths across 18 members
  • The first cases confirmed in Fla.
  • 2 Amazon employees test positive in Milan
  • The virus now in 8 US states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire
  • San Antonio virus patient re-hospitalized after testing positive
  • China warns it could face ‘locust invasion’

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Update (1850ET): Washington Governor and former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee said Monday that Washingtonians shouldn’t be surprised when authorities start canceling “big public events” – though he assured the public that he wasn’t requesting a mass cancellation right now(despite the fact that 6 people are dead in his state).

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The endgame, in numbers

So let’s crunch the numbers. I’ll start with the predictions of Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch, who said in mid-February that he expected 40% to 70% of adults worldwide to be infected. I’ll apply that prediction to the world ex-China, using the following initial calculations:

  1. Subtract 1.8 billion under-15s from a world ex-China population of 6.4 billion. That’s 4.6 billion adults.
  2. Apply the 40% lower end of Lipsitch’s estimated infection rate to those 4.6 billion adults. That’s 1.8 billion infections.
  3. Allowing that many cases will never be recorded, reduce the 1.8 billion infections to an even 1.0 billion. (Imperial College recently estimated that only about a third of infections outside China are being recorded. That proportion—should I say optimistic estimate?—should increase with more testing, but it should still fall well short of 100%, considering that 80% or more of cases are mild.)
  4. Assume further that the growth rate slows after the number of cases reaches somewhere between 10% and 50% of the eventual one billion. Mathematically, the growth rate has to slow, since a growing number of infections means a shrinking number of people susceptible to new infections. Applying 10% and 50% to one billion, we’re looking for the growth rate to slow after it reaches somewhere between 100 and 500 million recorded cases.

(Note that I’m assuming all infected survivors build immunity. If that’s wrong—and according to various reports, it could be at least partly wrong—that calls for a completely different analysis. It means the pandemic probably continues until a vaccine becomes available.)

Follow the curve

Now for the easy part. Here’s an exponential curve that fits the daily case data:

The next chart extends the fitted curve until late April when it reaches the 100–500 million case count I estimated above. I’ve highlighted the point where the case count exceeds 500 million, which I’ll call “Half a Billion Day”:

To be sure, the first projection is a base case, not a likely one, and probably not even a realistic one. It simply answers the question: If the closest-fit exponential curve continues towards a 40% infection rate, when does the pandemic begin to run out of steam?

Moreover, the curve will need refitting as time passes. The actual case count might soar above it, and it will certainly fall below it, eventually.

One reason for the case count to overshoot the curve is that test kits are becoming more widely available and actively used. So the percentage of actual cases included in published statistics should rise.

On the other hand, the trajectory should eventually flatten, for at least four reasons.

First, the propensity to test suspected cases should level off and might even decline in some countries as resources become stretched.

Second, governments, businesses and other organizations are likely to impose stricter containment measures.

Third, the virus will eventually run out of unprepared communities to attack while their defenses are low.

Fourth, the pool of uninfected people will increasingly tilt towards those who take extreme precautions against infection.

To show how the eventual flattening could affect the pandemic’s path, I created a second projection with an inflection point. As of April 30, I toggled the trajectory from exponential to linear, freezing the number of daily new cases. And between March 16 and April 30, I gradually flattened the trajectory to make the transition smooth. In other words, the projection now has three phases:

  • Up until March 15: Exponential growth along the fitted path
  • March 16 – April 30: Gradual transition to linear growth
  • After April 30: Linear growth, meaning the number of daily new cases remains at the April 30 peak

(Note that the March 15 timing for the transition to linear growth is subjective. The fitted curve steepened over the past week as testing activity increased, and testing activity continues to increase, so a transition towards linear growth seems unlikely during the next few weeks.)

The new curve pushes Half a Billion Day back to May 19. Labeling April 30 as “Peak Intensity Day,” here’s the picture:

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Finally, the crux of the analysis is to examine the interplay between intensity and duration. I looked at eight possibilities for Peak Intensity Day, calculating the implications for both peak intensity (new cases per day) and Half a Billion Day.

Note that Scenario 1 fails to deliver a 40%–70% infection rate over the next year, which is how Lipshitz framed his prediction.

At the other extreme, Scenario 8 raises a question of whether it’s realistic for the pandemic to grow exponentially beyond Half a Billion Day.

So Scenarios 2 through 7 appear to be the most realistic 40% infection scenarios. They show the pandemic reaching peak intensity in the second half of April or the first half of May, with daily new cases running anywhere from a couple of million to just over fifty million.

Conclusions

At a first pass, if a 40% infection rate proves accurate (and I haven’t yet seen a convincing case that such an extensive global diffusion—whether 40%, 30%, 20% or in that general vicinity—can be prevented), the pandemic should continue to intensify for another couple of months. Daily new cases could reach into the tens of millions. Alternatively, daily new cases will flatten after reaching a peak of between two and fifteen million. But an early flattening would have the undesired effect of prolonging the pandemic. That’s just a mathematical observation—if COVID-19 passes through the population at a slower pace, it’ll remain active for longer before it runs out of targets.

As far as the economic implications, a 40% infection rate would mean COVID-19 persisting long enough to cause a global recession, and probably not a mild one. Call it somewhere between moderate and severe. In that scenario, we can only hope the shoes have already dropped—that people don’t get infected more than once, that the mortality rate doesn’t worsen, and that the health care sector moves quickly towards a vaccine.

More optimistically, those who stress that “this, too, will pass” will surely be proven right. The problem is that we don’t know when. We only know that the most optimistic estimates of just two weeks ago are clearly wrong. But we can use that information—together with a month and a half of data—to explore the possibilities. We can cast a cold light on the pandemic’s sudden exponential growth.

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This could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency

If you’re tracking where all this is headed, it’s no joke that this could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency. This is the “black swan” event that we’ve repeatedly warned about, and instead of taking the black swan seriously, Trump is floundering, getting horrible advice from the NIH (Fauci), the CDC (Redfield) and the WHO (lunatic communist bureaucrats).

MSM, High-Tech & Reddit Engaged in Heavy Censorship of Truthful News Sources

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Everything is right on schedule and, now, the time is come to remove one of the final obstacles standing in the way of a New World Order: The United States Constitution – even if, over the course of many decades, it has already been greatly diminished by the B.E.A.S.T. system; or, more specifically, Bullshit Emerging As Strategic Totalitarianism (B.E.A.S.T.).

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This day is here– get ready, the virus WILL spreads throughout the US and Europe, governments will respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and full-blown concentration camp culture. This would lead to civil war in the US because we are armed and many people will shoot anyone trying to put us into quarantine camps. Europe is mostly screwed. The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralized as private trade dies. “AntiChrist Is On His Temporary Thorne”
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The truth is that all of the warnings of alleged ‘conspiracy theorists’ have turned out to be correct The word translated “pestilence” is often translated as “plague” or “disaster” …

The Bible predicts the rise of this type of societal control within the frightening prophecies about the Antichrist, the final world empire called the Beast, and the final economic system using the Mark of the Beast. The electronic tyranny of technocracy that is now being developed and implemented throughout the world is in preparation for the Antichrist’s rise to power. As we see this final empire taking shape in our day, we can know for certain that the End Times is upon us and the Coming of Christ is drawing near. Now is the time to turn away from sin and evil and believe in Jesus before it is too late!

The Un-Godly — Those That Suppress the Truth, the social media giants built multi-billion dollar empires by giving everyone a voice, but now that they have such a dominant position on the Internet they have decided that many prominent conservative voices should be completely silenced.

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In order for sin to work, there has to be a “suppression of the truth.”

The World leaders Are Having Trouble With The Truth, and The World Has been “Quarantined” Tribulation Is Here…

Thousands of People Are Basically Trapped in a Petri Dish of Disease

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Yes, are we seeing a slowdown in new virus cases reported this morning. We now have 31,481, which does show a day-to-day decline away from an exponential rate of growth if accurate. Yet for those market participants merrily saying this is “just the flu” (there are some) we also have 4,824, 15% of the total, in critical condition and 638 deaths. Further, one arguably cannot measure the death-rate of any virus against the number of currently sick people: you surely measure it against those who eventually recover vs. those who don’t. Given we have 1,563 who have recovered vs. 638 dead (and 4,824 critical) that is a worrying ratio of 29% dead as an end-outcome, which is right up there with the MERS virus from a few years ago – although, yes, there is real reason for us all to hope that number will decline sharply as milder cases will be fully curable. But the simple flu this is not.

WASHINGTON: Wuhan coronavirus: Donald Trump says deadly outbreak ‘very well under control’ as WHO declares a global emergency. President Donald Trump regaled a friendly New Jersey campaign crowd with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more.

But he was conspicuously quiet on January 28 about one big issue keeping much of the globe on pins and needles: the spread of a deadly new type of coronavirus. It has killed more than 170 people in China, sickened thousands more there and led to a handful of confirmed cases in the US, including the first US case of person-to-person transmission reported on by health officials. The State Department on January 30 advised all US citizens against traveling to China.

Trump, a self-described germaphobe, generally has discussed the virus in broad terms, but he offered some of his most extensive comments on the issue to date during an appearance on January 30 at a Michigan manufacturing plant. “Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as some people think it could be, but we’re working very closely with them (Chinese) and with a lot of other people and a lot of other countries, he said. “We think we have it very well under control.”

The Birth Pains Are Growing Stronger….

One of the signs of ruling class collapse is when they can no longer enforce the rules that maintain them as a ruling class. When the Romans started making exceptions to republican governance, it was a matter of time before someone simply decided the rules no longer applied to them. Perhaps the robot historians will consider Obama our Marius or Sulla. Maybe that person is in the near future. Either way, the rule of law is over and what comes next is the rule of men.

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” as in Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces)

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Our government has been overthrown. As evidenced by Trump’s capitulation on the border, his recent servitude to the GMO industry and his acquiescence to the warmongers, our President has been compromised. Our liberties are being eliminated one by one. Gun confiscation is next. The Constitution is gasping its last breaths. Our borders are destroyed and our culture has been turned upside down by every perversion known to man.

The watchman does not confuse truth with consensus. The Watchman does not confuse God’s word with the word of those who happen to hold power at present, or with the opinion of the majority. This is because powerholders and the majority can fall victim to a lying spirit-and this means a power that actually seizes the majority of experts, the political leadership, and the public.

Everything is right on schedule and, now, the time is come to remove one of the final obstacles standing in the way of a New World Order: The United States Constitution – even if, over the course of many decades, it has already been greatly diminished by the B.E.A.S.T. system; or, more specifically, Bullshit Emerging As Strategic Totalitarianism (B.E.A.S.T.).

They are tolerant of everything except dissenting values and opinions — meaning, of course, they are tolerant of nothing that matters, only themselves.”

The Watchman does not confuse truth with consensus. The watchman does not confuse God’s word with the word of those who happen to hold power at present, or with the opinion of the majority. This is because powerholders and the majority can fall victim to a lying spirit-and; this means a power that seizes the majority of experts, the political leadership, and the public.StevieRay Hansen

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at info@HNewsWire.com

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We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

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  1. Edwitness on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 am

    A million tested in the next week!? Who are they testing? If there are that many people waiting to be tested that could possibly have the virus then the numbers aren’t even close to what is actually happening. And no wonder they are talking about canceling public events. Wow! Thanks for the great reporting Stevieray.

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