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How To Protect Your Local Economy From The Great Reset

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith of at The Birch Gold Group. 

Over the years, I have written extensively about the concept of economic “decentralization” and localization, but I think these ideas are difficult for some people to visualize without proper motivation. By that I mean, it’s not enough that the current centralized model is destructive and corrupt; it has to start breaking down or show its true totalitarian colors before anyone will do anything to protect themselves.

Sadly, the majority of people tend to take action only when they have hit rock bottom.

In recent months the pandemic lockdown situation has provided a sufficient wake-up call to many conservatives and moderates. We have seen the financial effects of pandemic restrictions in blue states, with hundreds of thousands of small businesses closing, tax revenues imploding, and millions of people relocating to red states just to escape the oppressive environment.

Luckily, conservative regions have been smart enough to prevent self-destruction by staying mostly open. In fact, red states have been vastly outperforming blue states in terms of economic recovery exactly because they refuse to submit to medical tyranny.

I outlined this dynamic in detail recently in my article Blue State Economies Will Soon Crumble – But Will They Take Red States With Them?

The data is undeniable: the states and cities that enforce lockdown mandates are dying, the states that ignore mandates are surviving. However, with a Biden presidency, there is a high probability that the federal government will now seek to force compliance from all states. In other words, lockdowns will become a national issue rather than a state issue.

For now, Biden is pretending as if reopening is right around the corner, but as I have noted in the past, the Reset agenda will never allow this. A reopening, if it happens at all, will be short and lockdowns will return. We are already seeing a new narrative being introduced to the public involving “COVID mutations”, which are supposedly “more deadly” than the original COVID-19 outbreak. So, there is a brand new and useful threat and the establishment will exploit it as a rationale for more lockdowns and restrictions.

Beyond the pandemic mandates, there are also numerous Reset agenda policies that will be implemented under the Biden administration, including insane Green New Deal related executive orders and legislation claiming to reduce carbon emissions. What they will really do is annihilate resource production. Millions of jobs will be lost and entire industries will be erased unless conservatives act to stop Biden in his tracks.

This means doing far more than stalling through political maneuvers. We are going to have to use concrete strategies to retake control of resource management within the states. Pointless globalist carbon policies composed by entities like the UN have no place in American economic planning. A message needs to be sent that they will never be accepted here.

Time is running out to prepare. Lockdowns will return within a few months and this time they will be federally enforced. Conservatives must be ready to defy these orders if they have any hope of saving their local economies. This is going to take individual efforts to stock necessities and secure their finances, but ultimately wider organization is going to be needed to weather the storm.

Conservatives must establish coalitions of counties and states, and certain economic measures will have to be applied to insulate from damage. The federal government and Biden will attempt to punish red states for refusing to submit, and we need to be ready for that eventuality.

Here are some ways that conservative communities can stop the Reset agenda…


On a smaller scale, conservatives can accomplish a lot by simply changing their buying habits. If you do 80% of your retail spending with big box stores and online outlets like Amazon and only 20% at local small businesses, then try to switch that ratio. Spend 80% at local businesses and 20% at corporate outlets. Yes, small businesses tend to cost a little extra, but who do you really want your money going to? Do you want your money filling the pockets of international corporate moguls that are working to destroy your freedoms and undermine your economy? Or, do you want your cash to circulate locally?

Individuals can also start their own business from home focusing on the production of necessities or necessary skill sets. They can establish a small business co-op and encourage the community to buy locally. Often, people just don’t know how many services are available from small businesses in their area, so they automatically go to big-box providers. Small businesses must work together to change the dynamic.

This strategy also extends to local farms. Consumers and grocery stores need to buy more of their produce from farms in the area and less from chains that ship in produce from other countries. There are millions of acres of farmland in the U.S. that do not grow food at all because these farms are paid by the federal government not to. Encouraging local food production is paramount to remaining free from centralized control.

Organized Refusal To Comply

The problem with conservatives is that we tend to be so independent that we avoid organization. This is a problem because it leads to self-isolation. During the pandemic lockdowns in blue states, some conservative-owned businesses refused to comply, but they were left mostly to fend for themselves with no aid from the wider community. If more businesses were to ally with each other and protested in tandem, dozens or hundreds of defiant businesses working together would be a lot harder to shut down than just a few.

By extension, it’s not enough for conservatives to merely argue against the lockdowns and demand businesses stay open, we need to also defend those businesses that take action. We need to support them with our dollars and stand in the way of anyone trying to close them down. They are taking a big risk for us, so we need to be willing to take risks for them.

Imagine if Biden tried to assert a national lockdown order and more than half the businesses in the country ignored him? What if patrons refused to allow federal agencies to intimidate those businesses? The lockdowns would be nullified, and Biden would have little recourse.

Establish Barter Networks

In the event that the U.S. economy breaks down completely, we must create contingencies to prevent total trade disruption. Without trade, populations become desperate because no one has the ability to provide every necessity all the time. People have to be able to barter goods and services in an open market.

Barter networks are a base fundamental, the universal go-to solution during an economic collapse. Every society in modern history has used barter markets to stay afloat during financial crises and to bypass government economic controls. We must be willing to do the same.

Conservatives must start organizing barter networks within their communities now. It does not matter if you are trading with a couple of people or hundreds; the process needs to start somewhere.

Why is this so important? Because there is a very good chance that the federal government will try to fiscally punish any state or county that opposes lockdown measures and Reset policies. This means that the government will first seek to cut off federal funding to red states. In the midst of economic crisis, many regions have become reliant on federal stimulus as a crutch, and this dependency makes them vulnerable to control.

To truly rebel against the Reset, local economies need to be free from federal oversight or consequences. With barter networks in place along with possible local scrip and alternative currencies, the public will be less fearful of economic retaliation.

Take Back Management Of Local Resources

We have already seen attempts by Biden to disrupt the production of carbon-based energy resources like oil and coal. Frankly, the time is long past due for states and counties to take back control of federal lands. The government has been stifling American production for decades and this has hurt rural communities in particular.

In my area, the EPA has essentially destroyed the timber harvesting industry through unfair regulations. This has led to federal mismanagement of forests to the point that fire hazard has become a major issue. All the young men in the county used to work as lumberjacks to support their families; now they have to leave or work as wildland firefighters. It’s completely backward. And this is happening while U.S. lumber prices are skyrocketing.

Conservative counties and states need to take back land and resource management and allow reasonable production to return. Biden should have no say in whether or not oil wells in North Dakota stay operational, or coal mines in West Virginia stay open, or trees Montana are selectively harvested. As long as the bulk of wealth from the resource production stays within the state where the resources were harvested, I see no downside to this kind of response.

If the federal government tries to retaliate by cutting off federal funds, it won’t matter because the states will be producing jobs and wealth for themselves independently.

Immunity From Cancel Culture

In our current political environment, it is becoming a fact of life that the hard left can and will try to harm people that oppose their ideology. Big tech companies and the government are helping them to do this. Now more than ever, conservatives that wish to remain free to voice their views and share facts that are contrary to the leftist narrative must seek protection from cancellation. But how do we do this?

For one, we can work for ourselves. Being self-employed means never having to worry about being fired because of your political opinions. Or, conservatives need to work for conservatives. This means conservative companies need to focus on hiring conservative employees, and if the leftist mob tries to attack an individual, those companies can easily ignore them. Of course, this also means that conservative consumers need to start making a list of conservative companies that have proven themselves to be immune to leftist pressure. We need to support these companies.

Conservatives should also look into the possibility of campaigns to build more platform alternatives to Big Tech and social media. We need more web service providers that are owned by people who respect free speech rights. We may even need our own internet.

All of these things are possible, but it takes organization and effort. Conservative communities can become safe havens for civil liberties, but this means we cannot be isolated from each other anymore. We have to be connected by more than our principles, we must also be connected through actions.

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Prepare Now: Events Are “IN MOTION” To Remove The U.S. Dollar As Reserve Currency

The United States dollar will not be the reserve currency for much longer.  In its place will be a digital currency tied to your ability to be a good little slave to the ruling class.  Prepare now, because when this is rolled out, things could get ugly.

According to a report by ZeroHedge, events (which are preplanned by those wanting ultimate totalitarian control, including the United States government) are unfolding that would forever remove the U.S. as the reserve currency.  Incoming is a one-world digital currency.

Asia is not the only region taking steps to disentangle itself from the U.S. dollar standard in global trade and payments. The European Commission, the executive branch of the 27-country European Union (EU), released a communication explicitly stating the goal to strengthen the “international role of the euro.” This goal would “help achieve globally shared goals such as the resilience of the international monetary system, a more stable and diversified global currency system, and a broader choice for market operators.”

“At some point, the fiat currency is going to vanish,” says YouTube creator, Dahboo77. “You are going to have X amount of time to claim a credit for your central bank digital currency.” This has already been announced as the plan. This will be a part of the global totalitarian takeover and ultimate enslavement of humanity.  People will get their universal basic income, which will be a pittance, in exchange for the acceptance of their own slavery.  If you don’t want to live as a slave any longer and reject this beast system, you will be cut off.

“By design, this is all coming down,” Dahboo77 says. He also says to prepare, if you choose to not be a slave, you’ll need to be able and willing to barter.  Have some gold and silver and know its worth. There is not stopping this plan, much like the mass vaccination campaign.  The only thing that will end this system is the masses refusal to comply with it.

Be ready. “Who knows what they will do?” It’s time to wake up.  No human has any rightful power over another human.  It’s time we wake up to the simple fact that we don’t need these psychopathic power hungry masters, they need us.

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Prepare Now: The Dollar’s Crash Is Only Just Beginning

It’s time to make preparations for a complete dollar collapse. It’s being destroyed by design, but we are experiencing now in the economy is only the beginning.  The rest of this year will be chaotic at best.

The greenback’s recent weakness “is the beginning of a very large move” that could hurt the droves of investors exposed to it through their holdings in United States stocks and bonds, Ulf Lindahl said. The end of the dollar is imminent. It will happen.  It’s best to prepare now.

Wake Up! The Dollar Is Being Destroyed By Design!

The Federal Reserve’s constant money creation is going to make things difficult for most in the coming year.  We could even see the pressure to use their new digital dollar within the next year too, which will be a system of slavery. It’ll be up to us to make sure we do not accept or use their new digital dollar, but many will choose too, especially if it’s tied to free money or universal basic income.

Lindahl’s research breaks down the dollar’s fluctuations over the decades into 15-year cycles that show the greenback weakening sharply against the euro before recovering most of the losses.

Though the dollar’s drop has slowed in recent weeks, that’s “really an opportunity to get out of the dollar,” he said.

Most bearish investors expect the dollar to depreciate on the back of stronger economic growth prospects outside the United States, rock-bottom U.S. interest rates, and concerns that programs to allay the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout are inflating fiscal deficits. –Reuters

As we’ve said before, gold and silver will be the best way to prepare, have something barterable, and hold real money. If you want to get into cryptocurrency, now might be a good time.

Remember, to pay attention, be aware of what’s happening, and prepare the best you can while refusing to live in fear. Right now, that’s the best solution. Until enough people wake up to the real problem, we cannot unite for permanent lasting changes, but we can make changes on our own that can give us each more freedom. Live free and fearless in a totalitarian world. That’s really what the rulers and the New World Order psychos fear the most.

The Establishment Doesn’t Fear Trump, And It Doesn’t Fear Bernie. It Fears You.

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Lynette Zang: The Plandemic is a Cover For The “Global Financial Reset”

Now is not the time to be complacent says Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading. Zang spoke with SBTV about where the world is headed to from this plandemic crisis and how gold and silver are the best assets to protect wealth during these times.

We are staring at a global financial reset and it’s being covered up by the plandemic and the constant crises that are arising. We are running out of time to get preparations in place for what’s coming and most are still focused their attention elsewhere, not understanding what’s going on behind the curtains. There’s no way the general public would have tolerated another 2008, and bailouts for the corporations without making this virus into something huge. But under its cover, they were able to pull off a heist of the public and without much of a protest either.

This interview came with timestamps, so if there’s anything you’d like to watch specifically, those are listed.

Discussed in this interview:

06:38 Gold for wealth preservation, silver for barter

13:51 Not time to be complacent, time to prepare

17:04 Decent amount of gold and silver to have

21:00 Mixed feels over economy shutdown

28:48 Dollar to lose reserve currency status soon?

34:03 Watch the bond market

38:22 Confidence in the fiat Ponzi scheme is ending

47:36 Exit strategy for precious metals

“They could have not gotten a better cover,” says Zang. Studying history, Zang learned that “every single government-backed currency has failed.” But gold, which is real currency, has withstood the test of time.  “It’s insanity,” she says, and if you’re not paying attention, you’re not going to understand it. “I gotta tell ya, globally, the pension system was in huge trouble. Severely underfunded. And this is true on a global basis. Well, now, when this whole piece, when this whole puzzle implodes, it’s a great excuse.”

What Zang sees them doing, is setting up for a global currency reset. The central bankers are lying. A reset will come and that’s what they don’t want the public to know about. “One hundred percent of [what’s going on right now] is the Fed intervention.” The system died in 2008. Zang says to prepare for this reset, you need to have things to barter. She says she uses silver, but eggs can also be bartered.  Prepare to take all of your economic functions locally and within the community.

When asked how much gold and silver will be enough, Zang says, “I don’t think you can have too much.” If you have excess fiat dollars, she suggests improving your means to barter by buying gold and silver.

If you have currency outside of the system, you get to retain your choices.  If everything you do and everything you have is all in the central banking system, your only option will be to accept the reset and losses that are coming with it. “Somebody else is choosing for you.” That’s not freedom, that’s enslavement, and exactly what the elitists want from us all. “We all have to decide [for ourselves], is that ok? Because they are gonna make choices that are in their best interest first.”

Don’t just survive this economic reset, thrive through it by removing your dependence on the system. “This is a major wealth transfer,” she added.  This is something we here have been warning about.  The wealth will go to the top and the military in the streets will be necessary as a show of force to prevent you from fighting back when they steal everything from you.  This about preparedness.   Instead of just blindly accepting military force on American soil, look beyond at why they have to manufacture your consent. Would you have accepted the military in the street under Barack Obama’s reign of terror?

If you want to hate me for giving you the roots of English words, I don’t care. If you want to hate me for telling you that military presence is to keep you from fighting back against this massive rest and upcoming wealth transfer, I don’t care. I’m trying to save lives. Hate me all you want, but open your eyes. Agenda 21 requires martial law and this reset will happen once the guns are in place.

This is happening because people were rising up against governments and central banks around the world, and in order to stay in power, they had to change your perception of what you’re seeing. The window of opportunity was closing because people were seeing governments and central banks for what they really are.  Using the plandemic and riots as an excuse, they’ve once again manufactured the consent of the public to complete their plans for Agenda 21. “Personally, I think it should be obvious to everybody what lies ahead with all this global. unlimited, infinite amount of money printing. It cannot end well.”

The new monetary system will be digital, says Zang, but not something that already exists like Bitcoin, because they cannot control or manipulate Bitcoin. Once we are in a digital currency system, they can do lifetime taxation. There’s nowhere to hide once this is all over.


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This article was contributed by Tom Beck of Portfolio Wealth Global.

I’ve made my career living by this mantra: DON’T try to change the world, ADAPT to it. In the next two years, WHOEVER is willing to SEPARATE his personal DISGUST of how corrupt, useless and UNFAIR the financial system is from the OPPORTUNITY to capitalize on the INHERENT flaws that this very system can’t fix, will potentially make a GENERATIONAL FORTUNE in the coming transition.

You can shout from the rooftops, but this won’t change the REALITY we live in one bit.

I’ve seen the HOURS-LONG traffic jams that are forming in cities to receive FOOD ASSISTANCE from the government. Millions of people are THRILLED to receive the free stuff because they haven’t the SLIGHTEST CLUE how the system works or where the government gets its funding from; they don’t care about civil liberty, but only about security.

Don’t get frustrated with the collective ignorance of your fellow countrymen. You were not put on this planet to lecture others or to “fix” them. All you can really do – and for that matter, anyone else – is LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Some will resonate with your personality if it proves to be a WINNING ONE, while most won’t.

Only 3% of the population live INTENTIONAL LIVES, according to the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the subject. What I mean by intentional is that (1) they KNOW what they want, (2) BELIEVE they can achieve it, no matter what’s going on in the world, (3) they DEVISE a plan to pursue their goal, and (4) they EXECUTE with everything they’ve got.

Don’t look outside of yourself for the answer to your problem. Never in history has anyone achieved anything of lasting value by leeching off the government.

All great things were made by HARD WORK and careful planning.


NEVER should one let others dictate his trajectory in life – that’s SLAVERY.

This coronavirus is such a CONTROVERSIAL subject because it was initially a medical emergency, but in managing it, governments have made it so that in order to save the lives of the ones that the virus would otherwise defeat, the PLANET has been put on hold.

There’s no right or wrong here; it’s the decision that we collectively decided was appropriate.

We may call it BULLSHIT or say it is TOTALLY JUSTIFIED, but our opinion means nothing.

Successful people concern themselves with two things:

  1. What is my goal?
  2. What am I doing about it right now?

These two questions have NOTHING TO DO with a virus or anything else; it’s a DEEP psychological conviction that you CAN and SHOULD be on the escalator to new heights all the time.

Nearly 16 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past three weeks. I don’t like that at all. Too many of them will depend on government and that could place a heavier burden on America’s DEBT MONETIZATION out-of-thin-air schemes.



Silver is the ultimate asset for these times. Since INDUSTRY has basically been ground to a halt, traders have already PRICED no industrial demand. Then, Powell said that HIS LAST CONCERN is that his lending programs would generate inflation.

The Federal Reserve isn’t worried about inflation and it is BLANKETING THE ENTIRE bonds market with purchases.

All I can say is that now EVERYONE, including all of the world’s governments, understand that we are in the REAL endgame. It’s a RACE TO DEBASE!

In the face of this, the markets are RALLYING hard. The reason is that bonds are essentially worthless, so money is flowing only to STOCKS, if anywhere.

But, there’s literally no REASON to assume that they’ll continue going up. Earnings don’t justify that.

As bullish as I am on silver and gold, my BULLISH outlook is even stronger for copper, which is going to be the TRUE BENEFACTOR from the infrastructure SUPER-BOOM that’s coming shortly!

China has caused other nations to doubt it. America’s companies will start to move back and Washington (as well as Europe) will ramp-up projects on roads, bridges, and new construction.

Copper is the main metal in electric vehicles as well and all governments will ban gasoline cars pretty soon.

You watch as these new metals SOAR!

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“Do Not Call 9-1-1 Just Because You Ran Out Of Toilet Paper”

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

Did you ever imagine that you would see the day when police are being called out to protect trucks that are unloading shipments of toilet paper?  Well, in California this is actually happening.  At the Costco in Santa Maria, California police were seen guarding a truck as it unloaded a shipment of toilet paper on Saturday.

Thanks to the tremendous fear that the coronavirus pandemic is creating, toilet paper has become one of the hottest commodities in America all of a sudden.  Many retailers have already started to limit the amount of toilet paper that each customer can purchase, and shortages are becoming increasingly common.

So what should you do if you run out of toilet paper and can’t get anymore?

Well, apparently some people in Oregon have been calling 9-1-1 to voice their concerns.  The Newport Oregon Police Department posted the following message on their Facebook page two days ago…

It’s hard to believe that we even have to post this. Do not call 9-1-1 just because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance.

In fact, history offers many other options for you in your time of need if you cannot find a roll of your favorite soft, ultra plush two-ply citrus scented tissue.

Seamen used old rope and anchor lines soaked in salt water. Ancient Romans used a sea sponge on a stick, also soaked in salt water. We are a coastal town. We have an abundance of salt water available. Sea shells were also used.

Mayans used corn cobs. Colonial Americans also used the core of the cob. Farmers not only used corn cobs, but used pages from the Farmers Almanac. Many Americans took advantage of the numerous pages torn from free catalogs such as Sears and Roebuck. The Sears Christmas catalog, four times thicker than the normal catalog, could get a family of three wiped clean from December through Valentine’s Day; or Saint Patrick’s Day if they were frugal.

Then, of course, there are always alternatives to toilet paper. Grocery receipts, newspaper, cloth rags, lace, cotton balls, and that empty toilet paper roll sitting on the holder right now. Plus, there are a variety of leaves you can safely use. Mother Earth News magazine will even tell you how to make your own wipes using fifteen different leaves. When all else fails, you have magazine pages. Start saving those catalogs you get in the mail that you usually toss into the recycle bin. Be resourceful. Be patient. There is a TP shortage. This too shall pass. Just don’t call 9-1-1. We cannot bring you toilet paper.

I am glad that they approached this “crisis” with a sense of humor, but the reality of the matter is that this is starting to become a full-blown national problem.

At this point, even Amazon is having a very difficult time finding enough toilet paper

Those toilet paper and water shortages at your local markets and big-box retailers have affected Amazon, as well.

The company said over the weekend that it, too, is out of stock on many items, “especially in household staples categories,” and is working “around the clock” and bringing on “additional capacity” to deliver orders.

Ultimately, toilet paper is not essential for survival, and we could do just fine without out.

But what will happen if this pandemic stretches on for many more months and national food supplies start getting really tight?

Let us hope that we don’t get to that point any time soon because it would spark nationwide panic on a scale that is absolutely unprecedented.

Sadly, most Americans could not last very long on what they currently have stored up in their homes.  If we have to go through an extended national lockdown like we have already seen in China or Italy, a lot of the exact same people that mocked us for “preparing” are going to find themselves in a very precarious position.

And in some areas, a lockdown has already occurred.  In fact, more than 6 million residents of northern California have now been ordered to “shelter in place”

Six Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order for all residents on Monday — the strictest measure of its kind yet in the continental United States — directing everyone to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible for the next three weeks as public health officials desperately try to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus across the region.

The directive begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million.

Most Bay Area residents will be just fine for a few days.

But what happens if this “shelter in place” order lasts for several months?

Over on the east coast, New York City has not been locked down yet, but the latest measures are a big step in that direction

The city that never sleeps has been forced to shut down its bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms, including those in New York City’s iconic Times Square, in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Photos of one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Big Apple show a relatively quiet scene with only a handful of people walking under Times Square’s bright lights on Monday.

The state of New York now has the most confirmed cases in the entire nation, and if this outbreak continues to spread wildly it is just a matter of time before a total lockdown is instituted.

At this point, the United States is on the exact same trajectory as Italy.  If this continues, the same things that are happening there will start happening here.

In the northern portion of the country, the death toll is becoming truly frightening.  In fact, we just learned that six Catholic priests have died from the virus in the city of Bergamo alone

At the heart of the European coronavirus crisis in northern Italy’s city of Bergamo, six Catholic priests have died during the past week from the disease and, as of Sunday, over 20 priests were hospitalized.

The Bishop of Bergamo, Francesco Beschi, confirmed this numbers speaking with the Italian TV news network Rainews24.

Anyone that has to deal with the public is going to be at great risk during this pandemic, and so it is vital not to underestimate the deadliness of this virus.

Just a few weeks ago there were zero cases in Bergamo, but now the city’s crematory has so many dead bodies it is unable to keep up

An Italian mayor says that his city’s crematory is now “unable to dispose of all the work it has to do,” as there have been so many bodies of those who have died due to the coronavirus.

Giorgio Gori — the mayor of Bergamo, Italy — says that it is no longer only the hospitals that are in a state of emergency but also the crematorium responsible for managing the bodies, according to a report by Il Giornale.

Doesn’t that sound eerily similar to what happened in Wuhan?

If we don’t get this outbreak under control somehow, the same thing will eventually happen in the United States too.

But most Americans still seem to believe that this virus is not a serious threat to them personally.  In fact, a brand new survey discovered that only 19 percent of Americans expect to catch COVID-19…

The survey of 502 people at least 18 years old shows that fear and panic doesn’t seem to be completely overtaking most households, but plenty of Americans are worried. In all, 19% of respondents think they’ll be diagnosed with coronavirus at some point.

Interestingly, nearly one in ten (9%) people went as far to admit they believe they have coronavirus right now.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs is projecting that half the U.S. population will eventually become infected.

A lot of people that are not taking this seriously will eventually get sick and die.

And this is especially true for those that are openly mocking this pandemic.  Right now, “the coronavirus challenge” is getting a lot of attention on social media for all the wrong reasons.

As a part of this challenge, people are literally licking toilet seats and doorknobs

No matter what’s at stake, please don’t try this challenge, folks.

There’s a brand new challenge introduced on TikTok where people are licking everyday items that are often for public use.

Yes, these include toilet seats and doorknobs.

How unbelievably stupid do you have to be to do something like that?

Unfortunately, this is yet another perfect example of how far our society has degenerated.

We have literally become an “idiocracy”, and we are sitting ducks for a deadly virus that is not going to show us any mercy whatsoever.

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