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Cost of Living Continues to Rise RAPIDLY As Americans Struggle to Get By

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released new data that says the cost of living is going up as the main street economy crashes and the dollar loses its purchasing power. This also comes as more and more Americans continue to struggle to get by in the aftermath of the government’s reaction to the scamdemic.

The new numbers released are comparing the consumer price index, which is essentially the price of common things we pay for all averaged together, of 2019 to that of 2020. The number has gone up.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.3 percent before seasonal adjustment. –

Since the Federal Reserve, the central banks, is continuing to bail out corporations and create money out of thin air, inflation and costs for basic necessities will continue to rise. Some areas of the economy are being hit harder than others too. The cost of food has jumped in the Bay Area of California, propelled by meat, poultry, and fish prices that have skyrocketed, joining soaring electricity costs, according to a report by Mercury News. Meat, fish, and poultry prices have soared a whopping 17.4 percent over the past 12 months ending in August in the Bay Area. This means that these prices are at a super-heated pace that’s 11 times greater than the region’s cost of living during the same one-year period.

Because the cost of living is going up as the economy is struggling for everyday folks, it’s important to make a plan. Preparedness should include financial emergencies. Even though the dollar is crashing, having a little extra money on hand to be able to pay 3-6 months’ worth of bills will help you get through tough times. All it would take to eliminate the middle class is one more lockdown.

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Racist narrative for attacks on Asian businesses in San Jose implodes after police name a suspect

Some feared racism motivated a spree of vandalism against numerous shops owned by Asian Americans in San Jose, California, but the narrative imploded after police named a suspect.

That’s because the suspect appears to also be of Asian descent.

The destructive acts caused thousands of dollars in damage to shops which either featured Asian products or were owned by Asian Americans.

“It just makes me feel extremely heartbroken that there are people out there who would do such a thing,” said Vinh Pham, co-owner of Seven Leaves Cafe, to the San Jose Spotlight. “I saw that every single window was smashed and I was just in awe.”

Police sought help from the public and posted still shots from surveillance video capturing a suspect vandalizing the businesses.

On Tuesday, Milpitas Police identified their suspect as 42-year-old Tai Van Trinh.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, there is no indication these incidents are hate motivated,” said the police.

Pham said that replacing the windows will cost the business more than $10,000.

While the attacks on the shops in San Jose appear not to be racially motivated, law enforcement officials have noted an uptick in incidents involving bigoted attacks on Asian Americans related to anger and fear over the coronavirus epidemic.

In one harrowing incident, a man attacked an Asian American family of four at a Sam’s Club in Midland, Texas. He stabbed a 2-year-old, a 6-year-old child, and an adult before a store employee disarmed him. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime because the suspect told the family he thought they were Chinese and infected with the coronavirus.

In response to these incidents, Asian Americans have been buying guns in droves in order to defend themselves.

Here’s more about the shop vandalism in San Jose:

San Jose reacts to vandalism at five Asian-owned businesses

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First US coronavirus death was weeks earlier than previously thought — and in a different state

Autopsies revealed that the first COVID-19 deaths in the United States were in California, not Washington state, and the earliest known death from the novel coronavirus was weeks earlier than previously known, the Los Angeles Times reported.

What do we know? The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office announced that two people who had COVID-19 died at home, one on Feb. 9 and one on Feb. 17. Previously, the earliest known coronavirus death was reported as Feb. 29 in Kirkland, Washington. Another person died March 6 of COVID-19.

Why are we just now finding out? “These three individuals died at home during a time when very limited testing was available only through the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” a statement from the county said, according to the L.A. Times. “Testing criteria set by the CDC at the time restricted testing to only individuals with a known travel history and who sought medical care for specific symptoms. As the Medical Examiner-Coroner continues to carefully investigate deaths throughout the county, we anticipate additional deaths from COVID-19 will be identified.”

How long has COVID-19 been in the U.S.? These new, earlier coronavirus deaths are more evidence that COVID-19 was possibly spreading in the United States longer than the public was aware.

Santa Clara County executive officer Dr. Jeff Smith said CDC and local data suggests coronavirus was likely in the area back in December.

“This wasn’t recognized because we were having a severe flu season,” Smith said, the Times reported. “Symptoms are very much like the flu. If you got a mild case of COVID, you didn’t really notice. You didn’t even go to the doctor. The doctor maybe didn’t even do it because they presumed it was the flu.”

A recent antibody study in Santa Clara County showed that the actual number of total coronavirus infections in the county may be 50 to 80 times more than the official count.

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Turning Point: Hospitalizations For Coronavirus Patients Declined 20% In Washington State

We could be at the turning point of this pandemic, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the government and mainstream media.  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients dropped 20% last week in Washington State, fevers across the country are down, and the Bay Area of California has already seen a “flattening of the curve” after two weeks of social isolation.

The state Department of Health (DOH) survey, covering the seven-day period that ended Saturday, tallied 193 admissions of patients with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, down from 251 the previous week, reported The Seattle Times. This also marks the end of a monthlong rise in these admissions, which dates back to the last week in February, when only 61 hospitalizations of COVID-19-like illness were counted in Washington state.

“It is a little bit of good news,” said Amy Reynolds, DOH spokeswoman. This news comes as the scare tactics continue and people are banned from making a living.  Take the following snippet for example:

The downturn in hospitalizations in Washington, once the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, comes as increasingly dire scenes unfold in other states — including New York, where some 9,500 people have been hospitalized and beleaguered doctors and nurses contend with a rapidly rising caseload of desperately sick patients. –The Seattle Times.

“We have seen an increase in volume of COVID-19 patients but fortunately at a slower rate than we anticipated, which is great,” said Dr. Douglas Wood, chair of UW Medicine’s surgery department, in an interview last week. “We have enough surgical masks to do our job. But we have to anticipate tomorrow.” This is an indication that the social distancing that has throttled the economy and taken away the livelihood of millions of Americans has bee working, reported The Seattle Times.

Reason reported that fewer fevers have also been reported nationwide.  This means the peak of this outbreak would be sooner than mid-April as the “experts” in the mainstream media predicted.

These good signs are an indication that the social distancing measures put in place have slowed the spread of the coronavirus and other influenza type illnesses.  Hopefully, these trends continue so we can all get back to our lives, albeit under a much more authoritarian state.

In California’s Bay Area, doctors have already seen a “flattening of the curve” after only two weeks of social distancing. After 14 days — the outermost period at which symptoms are believed to emerge post-infection — doctors at area hospitals are now reporting fewer cases than they expected to see at this point, according to a report by Politico.

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