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Global War Tensions Rise: Who Is Blowing Up Iran?

Iran has suffered a series of bombings and fires at military facilities in recent weeks, including at major missile-production and nuclear facilities. These incidents seem to be a constant string of fires and explosions at military and civilian sites across Iran in recent weeks.

These tensions, for all intents and purposes, do not feel organic in the least. The mainstream media is hyping up the war rhetoric too, so it’s time to be alert for a potential staged third world war.  The artificial tensions are there, and most outlets are claiming Israel is blowing up Iran.

Israel is involved in an extended campaign to pressure or damage Iran before President Donald Trump can be voted out of office in the November election, a former Israeli defense official and a current European Union intelligence official told Business Insider.

The United States and China are also ratcheting the tension to bowstring tight levels.  At some point, retaliation will happen.  Be prepared.  This is going to get ugly unless all militaries of the world refuse to fight each other, and we know that won’t happen. This all feels staged and if there’s ever a time to wake up and refuse to participate in these banker funded wars, it’s now.

As Josh Sigurdson from World Alternative Media reports, the rising tensions between Iran, the United States, and the rest of the world continue as countless Iranian sites are mysteriously blown up. Iran has not blamed the United States as of yet, however, it appears as though they’re trying NOT to fall into the war trap being set for them.

It is apparent that after a tragic few months of economic mayhem, the monetary system needs a war. The military-industrial complex certainly would love nothing more than to do vast deficit spending and printing to prop up the stock market even more artificially. It would be the perfect end to the worst year, 2020. Another massive conflict to get people on their knees and to allocate more power to the central planners.

Please use this time to educate yourself about who and what the Federal Reserve is doing, with the help of the U.S. government. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to prepare.

Greg Mannarino: It’s Critical To Understand That The Goal Is “Full Control By The Federal Reserve”

It All Comes Back To The Federal Reserve: The NWO Is Being Shoved Down Our Throats

“Government is organized crime,” says Sigurdson, and the Federal Reserve is funding this. This will be a massive tragedy, and it’s nothing short of terrorism committed by the government and central banks, who, once again, are working together to do this. We live in disturbing times, and those who are pushing the New World Order are not going to stop.  It is up to us to figure this out. We won’t be told the truth by anyone who is an authority, and that should be obvious by now.

Don’t feed the fear, feed your preps. Keep your eyes open so you know what’s happening, and can take adequate preparedness steps. They need you to stay in a state of fear, but it’s better to be free, prepared, and live your life on your terms.  Do not let them convince you to commit violence for them.

“The terrorist networks we know as government knows no bounds.” -Josh Sigurdson

 

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Central Planning of Your Immune System Is Dangerous

Americans will potentially be subject to a lifetime schedule of mandated vaccines in the very near future. This would be an expansion of the childhood mandates already in place.

Mandated vaccinations constitute state planning of our immune systems and, for the reasons discussed below, are as harmful to our health as state planning is to our economy.

The human immune system, like an economy, is an extremely complex, self-regulating system. Just as natural laws and forces drive an economy, they also drive an immune system.

The Failures of State Economic Intervention

State intervention causes unintended consequences and ignores opportunity costs.

Followers of the Austrian school of economics, a school of free-market economics, understand that a complex system of spontaneous, naturally occurring economic phenomena exist, which harmonize human activity and uplift society. They further understand that state intervention disrupts this system, causing harmful unintended consequences and ignoring opportunity costs.

Examples of unintended consequences of state economic intervention are rent control reducing the incentive to own rental properties, thereby shrinking the supply of rental units, and the minimum wage making labor more expensive, thereby reducing the hiring of unskilled labor.

Examples of economic opportunity costs are when the state usurps funds from businesses through taxation, using the funds to pay bureaucrats’ salaries or for some other purpose, but at the cost of the businesses having fewer funds to hire new employees or to buy new equipment.

State intervention is often a “racket” to promote special interests

The Austrians also understand the “racket” aspect to state economic intervention and planning—that it’s usually driven by a desire to promote special interests, rather than by concern for the public.

An example of this occurred when the first transcontinental railroads were built in the U.S., not driven by the needs of the populace, but rather as a taxpayer-funded scheme to benefit wealthy railroad owners.

“Regulatory capture” is another element of this racket. It occurs when governmental agencies, purportedly in existence to protect consumers, are influenced by the corporations they regulate to protect corporate interests over those of the public.

The historical record is often distorted to support state intervention

The Austrians further understand that there have been distortions of the historical record to garner support for economic intervention. An example of this is the oft-repeated myth that, before the imposition of the Federal Reserve System, the American economy experienced a regular series of financial panics and that the Federal Reserve ended them and caused economic stability.

The above insights from Austrian economics are instructive when applied to mandatory vaccinations.

When the state interferes with the immune system through mandated vaccinations, a multitude of harmful unintended consequences and opportunity costs occur.

Additionally, there’s a “racket” aspect to vaccine mandates, as corporate interests wholly unrelated to the advancement of human health play a role in the mandates and state vaccine policy.

Further, the state narrative on vaccines contains distortions and omissions of fact.

These issues are discussed below, but first, the current status of vaccine mandates is reviewed.

Overview of the Current Status of Vaccine Mandates in the U.S.

The administration of vaccines occurs largely outside of normal liability rules

In the U.S., the manufacturers of many vaccines have been afforded highly unusual liability protections.

Under U.S. law, all claims of harm pertaining to vaccines recommended by the CDC for routine use in children must proceed under a special system called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). Under this system, the vaccine manufacturers are shielded from liability, and taxpayers, rather than vaccine manufacturers, fund any award of damages through the payment of an excise tax. The CDC recommends some of these childhood vaccines for use in adults, such as the influenza vaccine, and, for these vaccines, the manufacturers’ shield from liability also extends to adult use.

The federal government has also granted protection from liability to the manufacturers of future COVID-19 vaccines.

In the NVICP process, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the defendant and taxpayer-funded Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys defend against the claims, generally arguing that the reported injuries were not caused by vaccines and for the denial of compensation.

Additionally, under the NVICP process, vaccine manufacturers are not subject to discovery. Discovery is the process that allows parties to seek relevant information and records from each other during litigation, often requiring corporate defendants to produce records such as e-mails and research data and to answer interrogatories and requests for admissions.

The removal of liability and lack of discovery are nearly unique to the vaccine industry and are a stark departure from the legal liability rules applicable to the manufacturers of most products.

To date, over $4 billion has been paid out under the NVICP for claims of harm caused by vaccines.

The business of vaccines occurs outside of the free markets

The administration of vaccines in the U.S. occurs wholly outside of the context of free markets.

The federal government acts as a major player in the purchase of vaccines. It buys approximately half of all vaccines administered to children pursuant to a program called the Vaccines for Children Program.

It’s also a player in vaccine patents and collaborates with pharmaceutical companies to develop new vaccines.

In addition to purchasing vaccines, the state plays another role in drumming up business for the vaccine industry: it mandates the use of its product. This creates forced demand, bestowing upon the industry the benefit of extremely high product sales. This also spares the vaccine industry from marketing costs, which are essentially shifted to the taxpayers.

The factors discussed above make vaccines one of the fastest-growing sources of revenue for the pharmaceutical industry. For example, it’s been reported that a vaccine (Prevnar 13) has recently been the product that generated the most sales for Pfizer, rather than a drug. It’s been estimated that the global vaccine market will reach a total revenue of nearly $60 billion in 2020, almost doubling the size of the market it had in 2014.

Governmental agencies regulating vaccines have failed to require adequate safety testing

There’s ample evidence that the federal agencies tasked with regulating the vaccine industry have fallen prey to regulatory capture.

First, the CDC and FDA have allowed those with financial conflicts of interest to be highly involved in the regulatory process. For example, the CDC has an advisory committee on the use of vaccines and the CDC has permitted members of the committee with financial ties to the vaccine industry, and those with financial conflicts of interest, to participate the committee’s deliberations regarding vaccine use. Such members have also been permitted to advocate positions during the advisory committee process.

Additionally, a “revolving door” exists between U.S. agencies responsible for regulating the vaccine industry and vaccine manufacturers. This has, at times, involved high-level personnel in key positions, such as Julie Gerberding, who was director of the CDC from 2002 to 2009 and, after leaving the CDC, took a position as head of Merck’s vaccine division.

Regulatory capture may at least partially explain why governmental safety testing requirements for vaccines are less than rigorous.

Vaccine safety trials are generally designed and conducted by the vaccine manufacturers themselves.

Further, the FDA classifies vaccines as “biologics” rather than “drugs,” thereby allowing vaccine manufacturers to forego the multi-year, double-blind, inert placebo-controlled studies required for drug approval. Almost all vaccine safety studies are conducted without a control group of unvaccinated individuals receiving nothing but an inert placebo.

Generally, if a “control group” is used during a vaccine safety study, the group receives a substance which is not inert, such as another vaccine or an adjuvant such as aluminum. (An adjuvant is a substance added to some vaccines to increase the immunogenic responses of antigens and to thereby stimulate the immune system.) For example, when Merck conducted clinical studies for the Gardasil 9 vaccine, it used the original Gardasil vaccine as the “placebo” in the control groups and both vaccines contain an aluminum adjuvant.

Just as the FDA hasn’t required individual vaccines to undergo true placebo-controlled studies for approval, the CDC hasn’t required its schedules of recommended vaccines to undergo studies comparing those vaccinated in accordance with the schedules with a “control group” of unvaccinated individuals. This is despite evidence indicating that unvaccinated children and children receiving less than the full CDC schedule of vaccines have better health outcomes than those who receive the full schedule.

Additionally, most vaccines are subject to very short periods of monitoring for adverse reactions, often of 14 days or less.

Any safety testing for a COVID-19 vaccine will likely be even less rigorous than the norm for vaccines, as the Trump Administration has indicated that it will allow for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine under an accelerated timeline.

Such lax governmental safety standards certainly demonstrate a point made by Dr. Mary Ruwart in her book Death by Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It—that governmental agencies often fail to protect consumers and that consumer protection can most effectively be achieved through private certification companies testing products and rating and/or certifying their safety. Under such a scenario, private certification agencies operating within the free market would compete with each other and be incentivized by market forces to be as accurate as possible in rating and certifying products.

Ruwart cites as an example of this the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), a private certifying agency that tests appliances and electrical hardware and grants, to those that meet its standards, its UL Seal of Approval. Most retailers will not sell appliances without the UL Seal of Approval and Ruwart points out that this voluntary, private certifying agency has been successfully keeping consumers safe for decades. She further points out that, if FDA approval for the products it regulates became optional rather than required, third-party drug testing and certification could become part of the “consumer landscape” to protect consumers.

State childhood exemptions are being rolled back and eliminated

Currently, in the U.S., vaccine mandates exist at the state level and apply only to children (with the exception of vaccines mandated for adults in some fields of employment). However, federal mandates appear to be on the horizon and will likely apply to both adults and children.

States have historically allowed all or some of the following types of exemptions from mandates: 1) religious; 2) medical; 3) philosophical. Recently, there’s been a growing trend toward states bolstering their mandates by rolling back or eliminating exemptions. New York, Washington, Maine and California are examples of states that have recently done so.

The pharmaceutical industry has been highly involved in efforts to strengthen state mandates and to roll back exemptions. For example, a lobbying firm with reported financial backing from vaccine manufacturers recently funded an advertising campaign in Maine aimed at defeating a ballot measure to reverse the legislative removal of religious and philosophical exemptions in that state. (The ballot measure was voted upon and did not pass.) Other actions by the pharmaceutical industry along these lines have included, among other things, serving as “information resources” for legislators, lobbying legislators, conducting consumer marking campaigns and even drafting pro-mandate legislation.

Adult mandates, and mandates issued at the federal level, are likely imminent in the U.S.

The pharmaceutical industry has also been supportive of imposing federal vaccine mandates. Although the U.S. currently has no federal mandates, other countries have issued mandates at the national level, and there’s reason to believe that the U.S. may follow suit.

In February of 2019, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, then Commissioner of the FDA, made comments to CNN indicating that the federal government has the authority to mandate vaccines and could step in with mandates if states don’t require more children to be vaccinated. Gottlieb made the comments shortly before resigning as FDA Commissioner in May of 2019 and joining the Board of Directors of Pfizer, Inc., a vaccine manufacturer, in June of 2019.

There’s also reason to believe that any future federal mandates in the U.S. may apply to adults as well as children. The CDC has both a childhood vaccine schedule and an adult one. The feds have explicitly stated the goals of increasing overall vaccination rates and increasing rates specifically in the adult population. These goals are discussed in the National Vaccine Plan (NVP) and the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP), respectively, which can be found on HHS’s website.

Further, in 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), which includes as part of one of its strategic objectives “creating strategies for reaching individuals throughout their life course”. [Emphasis supplied.]

Italy, France, Romania and Germany are examples of countries that have recently issued vaccine mandates at the federal level. Argentina is another example, and its mandates apply to both children and adults. In December of 2018, Argentina enacted a law mandating its entire 20 vaccine schedule upon both children and adults, with proof of vaccination required not only to attend school but also to obtain important government documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, and Argentina’s National Identity Documents. Some believe that Argentina’s vaccine policy may serve as a blueprint for other countries, including the U.S.

Some believe that the COVID-19 infections occurring in 2020 will be used as a basis to advance the global push for vaccine mandates. In fact, Denmark has already passed legislation authorizing forced vaccination against COVID-19.

The CDC vaccine schedules have rapidly expanded since the removal of liability

U.S. federal mandates are expected to be based upon the CDC’s vaccine schedules. Since the removal of liability for vaccine manufacturers discussed above, the number of vaccines recommended by the CDC and the vaccine industry has grown significantly.

In 1983, the CDC recommended 24 doses of 7 childhood vaccines. This was prior to the aforementioned removal of liability which began, in part, under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. The CDC now recommends upwards of 70 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

With the growing number of recommended vaccines, a person receiving all of the recommended doses on both the CDC’s childhood and adult schedules would receive a lifetime total of nearly 150 doses.

Further, over 250 new vaccines are being developed by American pharmaceutical companies alone, and it’s expected that many will be added to the CDC’s schedules.

If the schedules are mandated by federal law, Americans will continue to be subject to them even as more vaccines and doses are added. Additionally, federal vaccine mandates will likely lay the groundwork for federal mandates of other medical interventions.

Forced vaccinations violate the right to informed consent and the Nuremberg Code

In light of the fact that vaccination is a medical intervention that carries the risks of injury and death, forced vaccinations are one of the gravest infringements upon personal liberty that exist, signifying state ownership of our bodies. They are a gross violation of the right to informed consent, a central ethical principle of modern medicine.

The concept of informed consent is based, in part, upon the Nuremberg Code, which was issued in 1947 by the Nuremberg Tribunal in connection with the conviction of Nazi doctors for forced medical experimentation upon concentration camp prisoners. Although the Nuremberg Code specifically addressed the right to informed consent for participation in scientific experiments, the first principle of the Nuremberg Code has become an ethical standard for patients’ right to informed consent to all medical interventions that carry a risk of harm. It states, in part:

“The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision…” [Italics supplied.]

Forced vaccinations interfere with the doctor-patient relationship

Forced vaccinations also interfere with the doctor-patient relationship because they transfer the right to make decisions regarding vaccinations from the individual, in consultation with any medical professional of his or her choosing, to the state.

In fact, California Senator Dr. Richard Pan, who was heavily involved in both the recent elimination of all non-medical exemptions in California and in the recent narrowing of the state’s medical exemption, has expressed the view that doctors only perform an “administrative role” with respect to medical exemptions. In 2018, he co-authored an article entitled, “Vaccine Medical Exemptions Are a Delegated Public Health Authority”, which states in part:

“Policymakers should recognize that granting MEs to legally required vaccines is not the practice of medicine but a delegation of state authority to licensed physicians to protect public health and individuals. Essentially, physicians are fulfilling an administrative role: certifying to the state that a patient meets professionally recognized criteria that justify granting an ME.” [Italics supplied.]

Pan has reportedly been the recipient of $95,150 in pharmaceutical industry campaign donations.

Unintended Consequences Related to Vaccines

There are many examples of both unintended consequences and opportunity costs related to vaccine mandates—far too many to cover in one article. However, below is a discussion of some of them.

Adverse reactions are not an intended purpose of vaccination. In fact, they’re counter to that purpose, which is to improve health. However, they can and do occur. They may be the most obvious, and most familiar, unintended consequence that occurs in connection with vaccinations.

Federal regulations require vaccine manufacturers to list on vaccine package inserts “adverse events for which there is some basis to believe there is a causal relationship between the drug and the occurrence of the adverse event.” The packages inserts can be accessed through the FDA’s website.

Package inserts generally include a lengthy list of adverse reactions. Many of these are serious and/or potentially fatal conditions. For example, the package insert for Merck’s MMR II vaccine contains the following adverse reactions, among others: panniculitis; atypical measles, vasculitis, diabetes mellitus, thrombocytopenia, regional lymphadenopathy, anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions, angioneurotic edema, bronchial spasm, arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia, encephalitis and encephalopathy.

The federal government has established a passive system for reporting adverse events following vaccines, called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). However, the system isn’t consistently used following adverse reactions. A 2010 study prepared for HHS by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. reported that less than 1% of adverse events following vaccinations are ever reported to VAERS. Despite this low reporting rate, the VAERS data file for 2019, accessible through the HHS website, contains 48,392 entries for VAERS identification numbers assigned to VAERS reporting events.

Below is a discussion of several examples of unintended consequences associated with specific vaccines.

Unintended consequences of the DTP vaccine and DTaP vaccines

Most Americans know of pertussis as “whooping cough.” The following vaccines have been recommended by the CDC, at various time, in connection with pertussis: the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis (DTP) vaccine; the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; and the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis, adsorbed (Tdap) vaccine. (Tdap is the version recommended for adolescents and adults, whereas DTaP is recommended for younger children.)

In the 1990s, the CDC replaced its recommendation for the DTP vaccine with recommendations for the DTaP and Tdap vaccines. Although use of the DTP vaccine has ceased in the U.S., it’s still used in other parts of the world.

Dangerous unintended consequences have emerged in connection with use of the DTP vaccine.  It has been shown that, although the vaccine reduces the incidence in children of the targeted conditions (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), it weakens their overall immune systems, increasing susceptibility to other infections and increasing mortality. In 2017 Dr. Peter Aaby published a study comparing the mortality of DTP-vaccinated children with that of non-DTP-vaccinated children in a community in Guinea-Bissau which found that children vaccinated with DTP were 10 times more likely to die in the first 6 months of life than the unvaccinated; all available evidence suggested that DTP vaccine may kill more children from other causes than it saves from diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis; and children vaccinated with DTP were dying from causes never associated with the DTP vaccine, such as respiratory infections, diarrhea, and malaria.

An additional unintended consequence of use of the DTaP vaccine has been the mutation of the bacteria that causes pertussis, Bordetella pertussis, as a result of growing resistance to the vaccine. This adaptation is also referred to as vaccine selective pressure.

Although the public is generally aware that bacterial resistance can occur in connection with antibiotic use, it seems to be unaware that organisms, including bacteria and viruses, can mutate in connection with vaccine use.

Evidence is also emerging that the measles virus is potentially mutating as a result of vaccine selective pressure. For example, a 2017 article discusses a D4.2 subgenotype of the measles virus isolated in France and Great Britain which has potentially mutated as a result of vaccine selective pressure.

Unintended consequences of the chickenpox vaccine

Chickenpox and shingles both stem from the same varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Chickenpox is generally mild when experienced in childhood and historically was viewed as a benign childhood rite of passage. Having chickenpox during childhood is associated with fewer risks than having it later in life and having chickenpox in childhood is also associated with fewer risks than having shingles as an adult.

Two vaccines are used in the U.S. for chickenpox: Varivax and ProQuad. These vaccines, and one vaccine used for shingles in the U.S., Zostavax, are made from live, attenuated VZV virus. One harmful unintended consequence of using these vaccines is the potential for transmitting vaccine-strain VZV through shedding after receiving them.

Those receiving a live virus attenuated vaccine can shed vaccine-strain live virus in their body fluids, potentially causing the vaccine-strain virus to be transmitted to others. In fact, in 2018 the FDA posted a warning that immunocompromised persons and pregnant women should avoid those administered Varivax for up to six weeks after vaccination because vaccinated individuals can transmit the vaccine virus through viral shedding. The potential for shedding is also discussed on the package inserts for Varivax, ProQuad and Zostavax.

It should be noted that other live attenuated vaccines are used in the U.S. (some viral and some bacterial), including the following: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, smallpox and yellow fever.

Further, although the version of the polio vaccine used in the U.S. is not live attenuated, a live attenuated version of the vaccine, the oral polio vaccine (OPV), is used in some other countries and has recently caused more cases of polio than the wild polio virus has caused.

In addition to the potential for shedding, there are additional harmful unintended consequences from the use of the chickenpox vaccine, discussed below.

Before widespread use of the chickenpox vaccine in the U.S., children infected with chickenpox helped boost adults’ immunity to shingles by inhibiting the latent VZV’s reactivation in adults. However, there’s evidence that the reduction in childhood chickenpox infections from use of the chickenpox vaccine causes an increase in shingles cases due to loss of this boosting effect.

The increase in shingles from widespread use of the chickenpox vaccine impacts both children and adults. The Children’s Health Defense’s April 25, 2019 article entitled “Childhood Shingles Resulting from Chickenpox Vaccination: ‘Rare’ or Predictable” effectively summarizes this impact upon children and young adults and states, in part:

“[B]ecause varicella vaccine-induced immunity decreases by 8 percent with each year since vaccination, previously vaccinated young adults are at increased risk for varicella outbreaks and potential complications later in life. In short, while the reduced circulation of wild chickenpox virus may spare some healthy children a benign case of chickenpox, children now face the more serious risk of developing shingles at young ages and chickenpox at older ages.” [Italics supplied.]

Due to these issues, the United Kingdom has never included the chickenpox vaccine in its childhood schedule.

In fact, the childhood vaccine schedules of countries around the world are not uniform. Discrepancies in the schedules should cause pause for those who believe that the state should decide whether children should be vaccinated and, if so, under what schedule. The discrepancies reflect an obviouse lack of consensus by governments on the issue of vaccinations.

Unintended consequences of the MMR vaccine with regard to measles

Harmful unintended consequences have also resulted from the use of the MMR vaccine.

In the pre-vaccine era, a natural pattern had emerged whereby measles generally occurred within the group least likely to be harmed from it, children, and those more likely to suffer serious complications from measles, infants and adults, were afforded protection from it. Unfortunately, the widespread use of the measles vaccine has destroyed this natural pattern.

Prior to the use of vaccines, the annual death rate in the U.S. from measles was low, at approximately 1 in 10,000 of those infected. Of course, not every American was infected with measles each year, so the overall annual death rate among the entire U.S. population from measles was far lower than this. With this low death rate, having measles in the pre-vaccine era was typically viewed as a benign childhood rite of passage, such as with chickenpox.

It should be noted that, in some instances, the media and government have provided an estimate of the U.S. pre-vaccine era annual measles death rate which is an order of magnitude higher than cited above, i.e., 1 in 1,000. Such calculations are generally based on the method of using reported cases as the denominator rather than overall cases. This method is deceptive because most measles cases were not reported in the pre-vaccine era.

It should also be noted that in 2020 we’re experiencing some media reports of COVID-19 death rates which are also based upon this flawed method of using reported cases as the denominator rather than overall cases.

In the pre-vaccine era, only the wild strain of the measles virus existed. During that era, most people were infected with measles only once and this occurred during childhood. This one-time infection generally conferred lifelong protection from measles.

For females, being infected with measles during childhood also had a beneficial effect for their offspring. Mothers who are infected with wild virus measles during childhood generally develop, and then pass to their infants, protective antibodies, in a process called passive immunity. This confers protection from measles to infants during infancy. Vaccination interferes with this process, preventing the contraction of measles during childhood and thereby affecting the level of passive immunity mothers pass to their infants. Although some maternal passive immunity is passed from mothers who were vaccinated during childhood to their infants, it is a less robust level of passive immunity than that passed by an unvaccinated mother who was infected with wild strain measles during her childhood.

Although widespread use of the measles vaccine has been achieved in the U.S., failure of the vaccine’s effectiveness, combined with the vaccine’s interference with maternal passive immunity, has resulted in the unintended consequence of widening the age distribution of the infection, thereby increasing its incidence in those most at risk (infants and adults).

Further, the vaccine strain of measles can cause a condition with rash and fever which may be clinically indistinguishable from a measles infection.  Approximately 5 percent of those receiving a measles vaccine experience this vaccine strain condition. For example, during the well-known 2015 California Disneyland outbreak and subsequent U.S. measles cases that year, laboratory virus sequences were available for 194 of the cases and, of those, 73 (38 percent) were identified as vaccine strain sequences.

Unintended consequences of the MMR vaccine with regard to mumps

There have also been detrimental unintended consequences from the use of the MMR vaccine with regard to mumps.

Generally, mumps is relatively harmless when experienced in young children, who often exhibit no symptoms. However, when adolescents or adults have mumps, they’re more likely to experience serious effects, including inflammation of the brain, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cords, the pancreas, the ovaries, the parotid glands and the testicles. Further, having mumps as an adolescent male can cause orchitis, a condition that can cause infertility.

Due to the ineffectiveness of the MMR vaccine, there has been an increase in the size and number of mumps outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations. Further, the use of the vaccine has acted to postpone the onset of mumps, shifting it to older individuals who are at much greater risk of the complications discussed above.

Autoimmune disorders and other conditions may be unintended consequences of vaccines

There is evidence linking some vaccine ingredients with serious, chronic medical conditions. Therefore, the risk of developing a lifelong, chronic condition in exchange for dodging a non-serious infectious condition may be yet another unintended consequence of vaccine mandates.

The ingredients in vaccines differ according to their type. However, many vaccines contain substances that are known toxins or have raised safety concerns, such as aluminum, DNA from aborted fetal human tissue, antibiotics, formaldehyde, mercury, Polysorbate 80, bovine extract, egg protein, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Some vaccines also contain animal DNA.

Those who favor vaccine mandates often mischaracterize “anti-vaxxers” as primarily being concerned with the antigens in vaccines. In fact, those opposed to vaccine mandates most often cite the adjuvants in vaccines as their most concerning ingredient. This is because multiple adjuvants have been found to be associated with systematic adverse events.

Aluminum is one example of an adjuvant which may lead to the development of chronic conditions.

American children vaccinated in accordance with the CDC’s schedule receive a substantial amount of aluminum.  A recent study found the schedule to be 15.9 times over the recommended safe level of aluminum when researchers adjusted for body weight and it estimated that a child who followed the schedule would be in a state of “chronic toxicity” for 70 percent of the child’s first seven months of life.

Studies have associated aluminum with multiple serious conditions, such as autism; autoimmune diseases; Alzheimer’s disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); brain inflammation; motor neuron degeneration; and behavioral abnormalities in animals, including bizarre anti-social behavior in sheep.

Opportunity Costs Related to Vaccines and Vaccine Mandates

In addition to harmful unintended consequences resulting from vaccine mandates, there are opportunity costs associated with them.

In the pre-vaccine era, children generally experienced acute febrile infections during childhood, such as measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox and influenza. In modern day America, we’ve been taught to fear these infections. This view overlooks the fact that experiencing these infections during childhood confers some long-term health benefits. Eliminating or reducing the infections through vaccine use comes with the cost of losing these health benefits.

The human immune system has two subsystems which respond to infections, known as the innate (non-specific) immune system and the adaptive (specific) immune system. These subsystems are closely linked and work together.

The non-specific immune system provides a general defense against harmful organisms and primarily works using immune cells such as natural killer cells and phagocytes. The specific immune system makes antibodies and uses them to fight specific organisms that the body has previously come into contact with, in a process known as “acquired” or specific immune response. Vaccines by-pass the non-specific immune system and are designed to trigger a protective response via the specific immune system.

Multiple research studies indicate that having, and recovering from, acute febrile infections during childhood strengthens the non-specific immune system and confers some protection against chronic conditions later in life. These studies are too numerous to discuss in the instant article, but several are referred to below.

  • A study found that infections may play a role in cancer development, with acute infections being antagonistic to the development of cancer (meningioma, glioma, melanoma and multiple cancers combined).
  • A study found that individuals who had not experienced a measles infection had substantial increases in rates of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma.
  • A study found that being infected with measles and mumps is associated with lower risks of mortality from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • A study found that adults with glioma, a condition that causes tumors of the brain and spinal cord, were less likely than controls to have previously been infected with the chickenpox virus (VZV).
  • A study found a lower cancer risk for patients with a history of febrile infectious childhood diseases, particularly with respect to non-breast cancers.

Distortion of the Historical Record with regard to Vaccines

Most of the public understands that information about conflicts of interest, corruption and cronyism are generally left out of public-school history lessons. However, that same public is often resistant to the idea that critical historical facts have also been left out of the historical narrative they’ve been taught regarding vaccines.

In fact, the myths and misinformation taught in public-school about vaccines are on par with those taught about the economy, the monetary system and war. They’re too voluminous to fully address in this article. However, one of the myths is that vaccines were the main reason for the decline of infectious diseases in the U.S.

Contrary to popular belief, death rates from infectious diseases plummeted in the U.S. before the widespread use of vaccines.

This decline was primarily due to advances in the standard of living, such as improved hygiene, improved sanitation, improved nutrition, the use of sewage systems, the availability of electricity, the chlorination of water, the use of refrigeration and pasteurization. This history is thoroughly documented in the book Dissolving Illusions:  Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History, a book by co-authored by Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a medical doctor, Internist and Board-Certified Nephrologist. The book includes, in part, a discussion of the misinformation surrounding the polio and smallpox vaccines, two of the vaccines whose histories have been the most distorted in public-school history lessons.

After reading Dissolving Illusions:  Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History, those who understand the role that economic freedom has played in improving Americans’ standard of living will also understand that vaccines and vaccine manufacturers have been given credit for reducing death rates from infectious diseases that should largely be given to economic freedom.

Conclusion

Those bureaucrats who believe they’re qualified to centrally plan and control the population’s immune systems via a lifetime series of mandated vaccines suffer from the same misguided hubris as our bureaucratic economic planners and regulators. They fail to grasp the complexity of our immune systems and the unintended consequences and opportunity costs associated with attempting to manipulate and control them through a policy of forced mass vaccination.

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GOLD BLOCKBUSTER: Spigots Gushing – DERANGED LIMITLESS QE!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz at The Wealth Research Group. 

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On Monday, the Federal Reserve took everything that free-market advocates hold NEAR AND DEAR and blasted it TO SMITHEREENS. It then had the nerve to send its most DEBT-DRUNK president, Neel Kashkari – a PRINTING JUNKY – to give an interview on 60 Minutes. I was GLUED to my seat when he said that the FED is nowhere near the boundaries of their arsenal tools, and that they have AN INFINITE amount of cash!

Think about that sort of language and what the president of the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve System of banks is signaling to both investors and to everyday Americans. It’s BEYOND RECKLESS.

Instead of alerting the market participants that they need to be PERSONALLY responsible for their actions, to behave prudently and to think three times before making a financial decision, Neel promised them the world and THEN SOME.

You’re watching the largest forest fire of all time being extinguished by draining all of our SWEET WATER RESERVES. We may not be in danger of burning to death, but we’re putting ourselves in a CERTAIN DEATH scenario, by emptying our most essential element from existence, metaphorically speaking.

By now, my message should be CLEAR to you: we CANNOT and will not EVER change the system ourselves, because the masses have no idea what swap lines, direct deposit helicopter checks, bridge retention loans and QE programs are – the average American wants to know the BOTTOM LINE and nothing else.

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There’s a price to pay for NATIONALIZING losses. Unlike in 2008, when the FED simply dropped rates to zero, embarked on QE and bailed out banks and insurance giants, this time the average American is going to receive direct deposits.

As you can see above, without this sort of intervention, the stock market would have lost over 50% without AN UNDERLYING financial and economic catalyst to prompt it, aside from the virus.

President Trump was very clear that we should not lose sight of the fact that 330 million Americans can’t be REQUIRED to forego their goals, dreams, and routines, losing their retirement funds, their livelihood, their jobs, and their minds, without getting proper COMPENSATION. Even then, Trump is already thinking six steps forward and envisioning the moment when he STOPS allowing the medical experts to dictate his state of mind.

After the 2nd stimulus bill is signed, it will be ALL SHE WROTE. From that point on, all efforts will be devoted to ensuring this country is ready with an ample supply of equipment, hospital beds, and trained staff to handle a big spike in infected patients, because, by Mid-April, most Americans will be OUTDOORS, back in society.

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One of the ONLY POSITIVES of 2008 is that it happened so recently, so it’s fresh in our memories. Therefore, the Federal Reserve BLANKETED the economy with infinite QE and international swap lines. This made it possible for the world to stay afloat, as trillions of dollars were chasing cash USD and while the Treasury Department and the medical professionals were attempting to FLATTEN THE CURVE of deaths and enact restrictions on the population.

Europe and the United States are NOT LIKE China. Our democracies use far less ABUSIVE force, in contrast to what the Chinese government does. We rely on common sense and an educated populace, not on scare tactics.

Therefore, I knew that Europe and the U.S. would take longer to get the virus under control, but the United States is the best and most RESILIENT economic power to ever exist. Therefore, the risk of inflation from the Federal Reserve’s GRANDIOSE programs is IMMINENT.

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What markets want to see, as a whole, in ANTICIPATION of when the bottom of this DEPRESSIONARY spiral ends, are (1) flattening the infectiousness curve in the U.S. and Europe, to a degree. Next, (2) we want to get a clear UNDERSTANDING and measurable data of the economic impact, both short-term and longer-term. Thirdly, (3) the market DESPERATELY needed liquidity assurances and they GOT THEM!

Additionally, markets across the globe wanted to see that the credit facility, debt, and bonds markets aren’t going to end up DEFAULTING, and that’s been achieved and avoided, thus far. Fifthly, investors like BARGAINS and love seeing blood – well, it’s here for all to see.

Lastly, we all want to know that THE WORST IS BEHIND us and I don’t think we’re there yet, but it won’t take long to reach that point.

The sentiment towards commodities is the lousiest I’ve ever seen it.

If we’re able to prove that the global economy can withstand a pandemic and bounce back in less than a few months, the euphoric reaction will be that of EXTREME CONFIDENCE.

Silver will be a HUGE winner, in that scenario; it’s already up $1 in a day, which using my options strategy translates to a 21% ONE-DAY gain. By many accounts and from sources high up in the echelons, I’m telling you that SILVER SCARCITY is putting pressure on the price and we could be on our way to $25/ounce within 12-18 months.

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Did The Federal Reserve Just Purposely Try To Crash The Stock Market?

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Unless the Federal Reserve is purposely attempting to spread panic on Wall Street, the decisions that the Fed just made don’t make any sense at all.  Back on March 3rd, the Federal Reserve announced an unscheduled emergency interest rate cut for the very first time since 2008.

Wall Street immediately interpreted that as a “panic move” and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the session down 785 points.  So Fed officials had to know what was going to happen once they announced an even bigger unscheduled emergency interest rate cut on Sunday.  Predictably, stock futures hit “limit down” very rapidly, and now investors are bracing for a week of tremendous carnage.

But this didn’t have to happen.  Yes, we witnessed three of the worst trading days in U.S. stock market history last week, but on Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1,985 points.  It was an absolutely epic rally, and if the Fed had not caused so much panic there may have been a good chance that the rally could have continued into next week.

In other words, U.S. stocks just had one of their best days ever, and there didn’t appear to be a need for any “emergency intervention” by the Fed.

If the Federal Reserve had just waited a couple of days until their normal monthly meeting, and if the Fed had just cut rates a quarter-point, that would have likely been greeted by the markets with warm enthusiasm.

But instead, Fed officials decided to load up their bazooka and go for broke on Sunday.  In addition to using up all of their “interest rate ammunition” in one epic volley, the Fed also officially restarted quantitative easing

The Federal Reserve, saying “the coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States,” cut interest rates to essentially zero on Sunday and launched a massive $700 billion quantitative easing program to shelter the economy from the effects of the virus.

The new fed funds rate, used as a benchmark both for short-term lending for financial institutions and as a peg to many consume rates, will now be targeted at 0%-0.25% down from a target range of 1% to 1.25%.

These moves have “panic” written all over them, and investors immediately responded accordingly

Stock market futures hit “limit down” levels of 5% lower, a move made by the CME futures exchange to reduce panic in markets. No prices can trade below that threshold, only at higher prices than that down 5% limit.

Dow Jones Industrial average futures were off by more than 1,000 points, triggering the limit down level. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also at their downside limits.

As I mentioned above, Fed officials saw what happened immediately after their March 3rd emergency rate cut, and so this sort of response by the markets should have been foreseeable.

As Wolf Richter has noted, these latest moves by the Fed were “the opposite of being confidence-inspiring”…

The whole Sunday afternoon maneuver, on top of the mega shock-and-awe maneuvers Thursday and Friday reek of sheer and outright panic – and they’re the opposite of being confidence inspiring. That stock futures plunged after the Fed had effectively put its biggest tools to work shows how obvious this panic is.

So then why did the Fed pull the trigger if this was going to be the result?

It would seem that there are two obvious conclusions.  Either Fed officials are completely and utterly incompetent, or they were purposely trying to crash the stock market.

And now that the Federal Reserve is completely out of interest rate ammunition to fight any future economic downturn, the only weapon they have left is “helicopter money”.

As economic activity comes to a grinding standstill due to fear of the coronavirus, it appears to be inevitable that we will see tremendous inflation as the Fed floods the system with money.

In other words, there is going to be a whole lot more money chasing a lot fewer goods and services in the months to come.

Meanwhile, we are already starting to see a run on U.S. banks.  On Thursday, so many people were taking money out of a Bank of America branch in midtown Manhattan that it actually ran out of cash

As the stock market was having its worst day in 30 years on Thursday, customers at a Bank of America branch in Midtown Manhattan, the financial heart of New York, were lining up to take cash out of their accounts — sometimes tens of thousands of dollars at a time.

So many people sought huge sums that the bank branch, at 52nd Street and Park Avenue, temporarily ran out of $100 bills to fulfill large withdrawals, according to three people familiar with the branch’s operations. The shortage hit after a rash of requests for as much as $50,000, said two people who witnessed the rush.

And according to Zero Hedge, wealthy individuals in the Hamptons are doing the same thing…

As the ultra rich Snake Plisken out of the soon-to-be quarantined Manhattan – where at least one bank has are already run out of $100 bills – to fortify themselves against the viral zombie peasant hordes in their impregnable castles in the Hamptons, one thing they’re looking to hoard is cash, which has caused some substantial pressure on financial institutions in the area, according to Bloomberg. At least one New Yorker had his $30,000 cash withdrawal request denied at a Chase bank after being told the limit was $10,000. Meanwhile, bank employees said they were waiting on a “shipment of cash” to fulfill other requests that have been made exceeding the $10,000 amount.

Other branches in the area were unable to help in fulfilling the request, with the East Hampton branch reportedly telling the Southampton branch that it had “two massive withdrawal orders” of its own that it was trying to deal with.

Hopefully, we won’t see similar scenes all over the country in the weeks ahead.

But without a doubt, panic continues to spread all over the globe.  The following examples come from CNN

A woman at an Australian supermarket allegedly pulls a knife on a man in a confrontation over toilet paper. A Singaporean student of Chinese ethnicity is beaten up on the streets of London and left with a fractured face. Protesters on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion welcome cruise passengers by hurling abuse and rocks at them.

The coronavirus risks bringing out the worst in humanity.

Yes, this virus is definitely bringing out the worst in humanity.

Here in the United States, two “panic shoppers” became so enraged with one another that they began hitting each other with broken wine bottles

A brawl erupted in a Georgia Sam’s Club packed with shoppers during which two feuding men slashed each other with broken wine bottles.

A second incident in a Costco in Brooklyn saw an employee pleading with two women to calm down after a screaming match began when carts collided in the mobbed store.

This is why it was so important to get prepared in advance.

For years I have been mocked for telling my readers to “get prepared”, but now those that did are going to be very thankful for the things that they have stored up.

If you are not prepared, you can go brave the giant crowds storming the stores if you wish, but at this point, the big stores are going to be one of the very best places in the entire country to catch the virus.

I don’t know about you, but I am not eager to experience the “blinding pain” that survivors of COVID-19 have told us about.  So I would highly recommend avoiding big stores and other major public gathering places as much as possible.

We need to accept that life has changed for the foreseeable future.  According to Newt Gingrich, it is time for us to adopt a wartime mindset…

We should be planning for a worst-case pandemic and using the kind of intensity of implementation which served us so well in World War II. Getting enough ventilators, masks, intensive care units, treatment medications and aggressive community-wide testing are the minimum steps to saving lives and stopping the pandemic.

The Pence-led Coronavirus Task Force has begun to pull things together, but it should have a planning group that creates a worst-case projection and then devises the steps necessary to smother the pandemic and minimize its impact.

And this is also a time for prayer.  In fact, President Trump designated Sunday as a “National Day of Prayer”

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared Sunday, March 15, a “National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts.”

“I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers for all those affected, including people who have suffered harm or lost loved ones,” Trump said in his statement announcing the day of prayer.

Let us all hope that this pandemic passes as quickly as possible.

But the CDC just issued new guidelines that recommend that gatherings of 50 people or more not be held for the next eight weeks.

Of course, most decision-makers in this country will follow those guidelines, and so that means that our lives will not be getting back to normal for at least the next two months.

And it could be a whole lot longer than that.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.

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Frank Curzio: The Coronavirus’ Impact On Markets Is “About to Go From Bad To WORSE”

Frank Curzio, the host of the Wall Street Unplugged podcast, joined SGT Report to discuss the worst week ever for United States stock markets. Curzio also discusses what lies ahead, which is likely to be more economic and stock market carnage as COVID-19 spreads around the globe.

This viral outbreak and the impact on the markets around the world is about to go from bad to worse.  It’s already been a crazy rollercoaster ride for the markets and the Federal Reserve will continue to manipulate what’s seen by the masses to avoid a recession.  The stock market is falling faster, in point terms, than we have historically seen.

Curzio begins his interview by saying there’s a difference between an economic crisis and a health crisis, and this market slump is an economic crisis.

Things will get worse, as most stores have their shelves stocked with products from China. This is a problem with supply, not demand. And Curzio says the Federal Reserve is going about “fixing” the situation all wrong.  Lower rates are not going to get people to come out of their houses to go spend money.  The market could go down 15-20% from here, Curzio predicts, and we are going to see more stimulus from the central banks.

Curzio also says that the globe will have a handle on the coronavirus by June. Once that happens, things could improve, but expect them to worsen in the markets until then.  Additionally, once we have overcome this outbreak, we will all have to deal with the repercussions of the manipulated markets and the stimulus the Fed conjures up.

For right now, to protect yourself financially “you should be in cash” Curzio says. But if the market continues to do poorly, president Donald Trump’s chances of reelection will go down.  Democrat Bernie Sanders appears to be the front runner, according to Curzio, and if he’s elected, expect your taxes to go up dramatically and an all-out destruction of the economy as we know it in favor of full tyranny.

Watch the entire video for Curzio’s take on this virus and just how bad it’s going to impact the markets now and in the future.

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The Extreme Panic The Coronavirus Is Causing Elsewhere On The Globe Could Soon Be Coming To The U.S.

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

U.S. government officials are doing their best to keep the general population calm, but everyone can see what is happening in the rest of the world.  There are now empty store shelves in Italy just like there are in China.  People are waiting in extremely long lines to buy masks in South Korea just like we saw in Hong Kong.

And victims are literally collapsing in public in Iran just like we witnessed in Wuhan.  This coronavirus outbreak is rapidly becoming a true global pandemic, and the panic that this has caused on Wall Street resulted in a 1,031 point drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday.  Fear is rising all over the planet, and many believe that it is just a matter of time before the same things that are happening elsewhere start happening here.

Originally, 99 percent of the confirmed cases were in China, but now the rest of the globe is starting to catch up.

In fact, the number of confirmed cases outside of China has gotten more than 10 times larger over the last three weeks.

If we continue to see that sort of exponential growth we will soon be facing a nightmare of epic proportions.

In Italy, the number of confirmed cases went from a handful to 229 in just a matter of days.  Authorities are desperate to stop this sudden outbreak, and so at this point, much of northern Italy is being shut down

Checkpoints block entry to a dozen towns across northern Italy. Milan’s landmark cathedral and opera house lie empty. Venice’s Carnival was ordered closed two days early. Schools are shuttered, soccer matches called off.

Realizing that they may have to stay home for an extended period of time, many in northern Italy have been “panic buying” food…

People in several regions of Italy have reacted to coronavirus spreading throughout the country by panic buying, leaving some store shelves empty.

With 165 people infected, Italy has the most coronavirus victims out of any country in Europe. Five people have died.

Footage out of Milan shot yesterday shows some products almost or entirely out of stock.

Once this virus starts spreading rapidly inside the United States, the same thing will start happening here.

So you might want to take this opportunity to stock up on the things you will need while you still can.

In South Korea, the number of confirmed cases has now risen to 833, and the national government has raised the alert level to the highest possible level

Meanwhile, South Korea reported another spike in new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing its total to 833 cases with seven deaths. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has raised the national alert level for the virus to “highest,” the first time the country has done so in 11 years.

Just like we have seen elsewhere in Asia, demand for face masks is off the charts.  In fact, at one South Korean store, there were literally “hundreds of people” lined up around the block to buy masks…

Aerial footage shows hundreds of people lining up around the block to buy face masks in Daegu as most of the new South Korean cases of coronavirus were traced to the city.

Here in the U.S., there will come a point where masks are not available for the general public at all if this outbreak gets bad enough.

So if you think that you may need masks, you should grab them now while you still can.

The other day my wife checked our local Home Depot, and there were only a few left on the shelves.  They are still available in most areas, but supplies are definitely getting tighter.

In Iran, it is being claimed that infected people are literally collapsing in the streets, and one Iranian politician is saying that the true death toll is far higher than the government is reporting…

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of “50 people” in just one single Iranian city, a politician has claimed, accusing the government of covering up the true seriousness of the outbreak.

And one expert in infectious diseases has suggested the country could become a “hotspot” for “seeding” countries outside Iran with the virus, officially known as Covid-19. The Iranian Government this morning put the total number of deaths for the entire country at 12 – but Ahmad Amirabadi Farhani, a Parliamentary representative for the city of Qom, insisted the true figure was many times higher. The semi-official ILNA news agency reported Mr Farhani as saying: “Up until last night, around 50 people died from coronavirus. The health minister is to blame.”

Is that true?

Have approximately 50 people already died in Iran?

If that is accurate, that is an extremely ominous sign.

This certainly has the potential to become a truly horrifying global pandemic, and the World Health Organization is warning that the world is “not ready for a major outbreak”.

As new cases of the coronavirus spiked on two continents, the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the world was not ready for a major outbreak, even as it praised China’s aggressive efforts to wrest the epidemic under control.

After two weeks on the ground in China, a team sent by the W.H.O. concluded that the draconian measures China imposed a month ago may have saved hundreds of thousands of people from infection. Such measures — sealing off cities, shutting down businesses and schools, ordering people to remain indoors — have provoked anger in China and could be difficult to replicate in democratic countries with a greater emphasis on protecting civil liberties.

Despite all of the measures that have been taken to control the spread of this virus, it just continues to pop up in more areas around the globe.

So how bad could this outbreak eventually become?

Well, Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch believes that “40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected” by the time this crisis is over…

In an article entitled You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus, the Atlantic explains how the coronavirus is particularly dangerous because it may cause cause no symptoms at all in many carriers of the infection.

According to Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch, this contributes to his prediction that coronavirus “will ultimately not be containable.”

“Lipsitch predicts that, within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19,” reports the Atlantic.

If that projection ends up being accurate, the death toll will be in the millions.

We should truly hope that Lipsitch and the other experts that are warning of imminent doom are dead wrong.

But we would also be exceedingly foolish to completely ignore their warnings.

These scientists have been studying infectious diseases throughout their entire careers, and now they are telling us that the next great global pandemic has arrived.

If that is true, all of our lives are about to change in a major way.

Personally, I am still hoping for the best, but I am also checking the latest numbers coming in from all over the globe multiple times per day.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.

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[WATCH] Precious Metals Expert: “Men Go MAD In Herds, & Recover Their Senses Slowly”

Keith Neumeyer, a precious metals expert, sat down for an interview with Shawn of SGTReport.  Neumeyer discussed a number of things, including precious metals and the mining industry, and the crazy stock market ride we are all experiencing.

Eluding to the finite economic law of supply and demand, Neumeyer says “we are going to need more silver as we develop further, and it’s just simply not around.” In this manipulated market, silver investors are being punished for holding the precious metal.

Silver has become so scarce because tech companies use it in everything and need to keep the costs down. But they won’t come out and tell the public just how much silver they need, said Neumeyer, and that’s all by design. You cannot build a Boeing plane without silver. Nor can you build a computer, an iPhone, a solar panel, or a Tesla.  All of this is ironic but intentional.

*Watch the entire video for important insights into the silver market and the future of the silver mining industry, as well as what will happen if President Donald Trump gets his way and this country faces zero or negative interest rates.

“A lot of people don’t realize how important these metals are yet and we don’t get fair pricing,” Neumeyer said.  This is all happening in a heavily manipulated economy too, one which some analysts call a “Ponzi scheme.”  And this Ponzi scheme could rival that of the social security Ponzi scheme. 

Neumeyer himself says he bought 200 ounces of physical silver in the form of Canadian Maples.  He also says he “regularly” converts his cash into real money by buying physical silver.

He touched on the coronavirus as well, saying that in Vancouver, 20-30% of the population is walking around with face masks to prevent infection with the virus.

Neumeyer also talks about the Federal Reserve’s current repo and the silence around why and when they are printing money. One theory is that this is being done to cover the shortcomings in the manipulated gold and silver market.

In Michael Maloney’s Guide To Investing in Gold & Silver: Protect Your Financial Future, the reader will learn the essential history of economic cycles that make gold and silver the ultimate monetary standard.

“Throughout the ages, many things have been used as currency: livestock, grains, spices, shells, beads, and now paper. But only two things have ever been money: gold and silver. When paper money becomes too abundant, and thus loses its value, man always turns back to precious metals. During these times there is always an enormous wealth transfer, and it is within your power to transfer that wealth away from you or toward you.” – Michael Maloney, precious metals investment expert and historian; founder and principal, GoldSilver.com.

How To Buy Precious Metals: Simple Precious Metals Buying Guide For “Insurance”

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