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“Delta Variant” Fear Mongering Ramps Up: Tyrants Say “Get The Shot”

The mainstream media and medical tyrants in the ruling class are actively ramping up the fear of the “delta variant” which originally came from India. The variant is said to be “highly transmissible” and only the experimental gene therapy jab can save us.

“It is by far the most contagious variant of this virus that we have seen throughout the whole pandemic,” Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told TODAY on Wednesday. “It is what has caused huge spikes in India, and it’s causing a serious increase in cases in the U.K. despite the fact they’re very vaccinated. So it really is a problem.”

So what should we poor people do? Get the shot, of course.

Studies show two doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca shots are effective against the Delta strain, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were shown to be 88% effective against the Delta variant, while two doses of the AstraZeneca shot were shown to be 60% effective against the strain, according to NIH data. –NBC Boston

They are currently using this “delta variant” to panic as many remaining holdouts who have so far refused to be shot up with mRNA technology into doing so.  It has become more than obvious that this “vaccine” is somehow a piece of the massive enslavement agenda.

Head medical tyrant Dr. Anthony Fauci has been adamant about willingly taking two of these shots.

Fauci stressed the importance of getting two doses after NIH studies showed that, three weeks after being given, just one dose of either vaccine provided only 33% efficacy against the Delta variant. “The good news is our vaccines seem to be holding up pretty well,” said Jha. “The data that’s emerging suggests if you have been vaccinated you’re going to be fine. The vaccines really do seem to hold up against the virus pretty well.”

Putting the pieces together further:

The most severe cases involving the Delta variant appear to be in unvaccinated people or those who are only partially vaccinatedDr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday. “It does seem to be a more dangerous variant. That said, two doses of the vaccine seem to be very protective.

“People who are fully vaccinated, I think, are pretty well protected against this new variant based on the accruing evidence,” added Gottlieb, who led the FDA in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2019. He’s now on the board of vaccine maker Pfizer. –NBC Boston

How strange that a person on the board of Pfizer recommend you take their product TWICE for which they have immunity against any legal repercussions should become injured, ill, or die from said product. 

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After cops take guns, drugs from squatter-occupied home, intruders are out of jail and loading other items from home into U-Haul — as police helplessly watch

This isn’t one of those exasperating stories that features homeowners unable to jettison squatters from their property despite all justice and reason.

No, this tale is mostly about the jaw-dropping things squatters literally were allowed to get away with after they were out of the property — and all while local police helplessly watched.

What are the details?

Recently squatters broke in to a multimillion-dollar home in Sammamish, Washington, which certainly piqued the interest of local workers who help maintain the property while the homeowner lives overseas, KIRO-TV reported.

And what did one of these workers find once inside the home?

Oh, just a dozen guns, bulletproof vests, over 15,000 fentanyl pills, along with heroin and meth and more than $40,000 in cash, the station said.

Not surprisingly, the worker called 911, after which police arrived, KIRO reported.

“The amount of guns, drugs, etcetera that were confiscated out of that place are not for personal use or for any good reason,” Sammamish Police Chief Dan Pingrey told the station. “I totally recognize how frustrating it is for the neighborhood, and it’s just as frustrating for us to be honest with you.”

Oh, but it gets better.

Pingrey explained to KIRO that while police were on the scene “an unlicensed motorcycle showed up with two people on it.”

The chief told the station that neighbors identified the duo on the motorcycle as the squatters, and they were duly arrested for burglary.

But wouldn’t you know that they were both out of jail within days, KIRO said — and headed back to the property, this time with a crew of people in tow?

“After they were out of jail, we had a large group trying to get back into the house,” Pingrey told the station. “No one was supposed to be there. The homeowners were not allowing anyone to stay there.”

How much more frustrating does it get?

And then — like a cherry on top of a free cake — the squatters demanded to be allowed to take items from the property they claimed they owned, KIRO reported.

Pingrey explained to the station that law enforcement was limited in what it could do based on advice from from local prosecutors and lawyers — in other words, legally their hands were tied — and all officers could do was conduct a “civil standby.”

KIRO said a neighbor took photos of police vehicles lined up on the street with officers watching the squatters filling a U-Haul truck with items from inside the home.

One photo showed a garage full of appliances — as well as an ATM, the station said.

“We were not allowed to go in there with them and had to allow them to take this property out,” Pingrey told KIRO. “The person who had been illegally living there [was able] to come in and get what they stated was their property.”

It isn’t clear specifically who advised police that they weren’t allowed to enter the property with the squatters. The King County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday didn’t immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment, and Pingrey was not in his office Wednesday.

Anything else?

The station reported that a worker for the homeowner was on the property Monday and said he was changing the locks. KIRO added that a home security technician also there.

“Somehow these squatters who are living in this residence have as much rights as the homeowner. And that’s very difficult for any of us to understand,” Pingrey added to the station. “It could happen again somewhere else, and this is where people in communities really need to be diligent.”

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Border Patrol already seized more fentanyl in 2021 than all of 2020; 800% increase of deadly drug in April compared to last year, says Texas Gov. Abbott

United States Customs and Border Protection agents have already seized more fentanyl in fiscal year 2021 (which began in October) than all of fiscal year 2020, according to the CBP. This is the latest metric showing that the current border crisis not only has a surge in illegal immigrants, but also illegal and deadly drugs.

“So far in Fiscal Year 2021, fentanyl seizures have already surpassed those from all of Fiscal Year 2020, with 6,494 through April 2021 compared to 4,776 for all of Fiscal Year 2020,” CBP said in a news release. CBP seized 2,801 pounds of synthetic fentanyl in 2019 and 2,283 pounds in 2018, according to the CBP website.

    Interceptions of cocaine by Border Patrol agents were up 41% in April compared to March, and seizures of heroin skyrocketed 97% in the same time period.

    Also in the recent CBP news release, the border agency stated that its agents encountered 178,622 persons attempting entry along the Southwest border in April, a 3% increase over March 2021.

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sounding the alarm regarding the alarming boom of fentanyl being trafficked across the U.S. southern border. The Republican governor revealed there had been a whopping 800% increase of fentanyl seizures at the border by the Texas Department of Public Safety this April compared to the same month last year.

    “I gotta tell you, there’s a new dynamic about what’s going on at the border that Americans need to know about, and that is increased apprehension of fentanyl coming across the border,” Abbott said during an interview with Fox News on May 14. “Yes, there may be people coming across, but there are dangerous drugs coming across the border.

    “We have obtained enough fentanyl coming across the border to kill every single person in the state of New York,” Abbott stated. “This is a very deadly situation happening on the border.

    “The Biden administration had better wake up,” Abbott said. “Because of what Texas is doing on the border, it’s Texas that is securing the border. We want Biden to pay for it.”

    Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 80 to 100 times more potent, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. “Two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal depending on a person’s body size, tolerance and past usage,” the DEA states.

    There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fired off a letter to the Biden administration, and demanded that the federal government designate Mexican drug cartels — such as the Los Zetas, Sinaloa, and the Gulf Cartel — as foreign terrorist organizations. In the letter addressed to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Abbott urged “immediate action to combat the dangerous and deadly Mexican drug cartels” that “bring terror into our communities.”

    “They smuggle narcotics and weapons into the United States to fund their illegal enterprises,” Abbott said of the Mexican drug cartels on Thursday. “They force women and children into human and sex trafficking—enriching themselves on the misery and enslavement of immigrants. They murder innocent people, including women and children.”

    “These Mexican drug cartels are foreign terrorist organizations, and it is time for the federal government to designate them as such,” the Republican governor of Texas said in the letter, which was the fourth letter he sent to the Biden administration.

    Abbott noted that the Biden administration could designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In order for a group to be designated a foreign terrorist organization: “The organization engages in terrorist activity, or retains the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism,” and “the terrorist activity or terrorism of the organization threatens the security of United States nationals or the national security of the United States.”

    In 2019, the Trump administration designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its Quds Force, as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

    Last month, Abbott announced that Texas had launched Operation Lone Star to “combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas,” which has been exacerbated by the current border crisis.

    “The Operation integrates DPS with the Texas National Guard and deploys air, ground, marine, and tactical border security assets to high threat areas to deny Mexican Cartels and other smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas,” Abbott said.

    The Texas governor placed blame on the massive surge of migrants across the southern U.S. border on the Biden administration.

    “The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” Abbott stated. “Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”

    Also in March, Abbott claimed that Border Patrol agents informed him that drug cartels are getting rich because of Biden’s “open borders policies.”

    “They also said that the reason for the change, the reason for the increase and the influx is because of the policy change by the Biden administration,” Abbott told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “More importantly, though is … Border Patrol officers told me that the Biden administration policies, they are enriching and they are empowering the drug cartels in Mexico, who make money off of the people that they assist in smuggling them into the state of Texas.”

    “The cartels make money off of these migrants that you and your viewers see on TV,” Abbott continued. “They also told me about the escalating numbers of the people coming across the border.”

    Abbott said that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector caught “78 sex offenders, and 62 gang members, which include MS-13 gangs.”

    Abbott has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant crisis, saying the detainment of unaccompanied minors has been an “abject failure.”

    “The Biden Administration has been an abject failure when it comes to ensuring the safety of unaccompanied minors who cross our border,” Abbott said in March. “The conditions unaccompanied minors face in these federally run facilities is unacceptable and inhumane.”

    “This is a crisis that is being made worse by the fact that the Biden administration is subjecting even more children to come into Texas or coming across our border who are going to be victimized by these cartels,” he said.

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    CDC: US drug overdose deaths surged during COVID-19 pandemic, most since opioid epidemic began

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an alarming jump in the number of drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from the CDC shows that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by nearly 29% during the pandemic.

    The CDC report discovered that more than 87,000 Americans died from drug overdose deaths from September 2019 to September 2020. The one-year period death toll is the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a year since the opioid epidemic began in the 1990s, according to the New York Times. Overdose deaths had declined slightly in 2018, the first decrease in decades.

    The data was collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, but the CDC noted that the actual number of overdose deaths is likely higher.

    “Provisional drug overdose death data are often incomplete, and the degree of completeness varies by jurisdiction and 12-month ending period,” the CDC stated. “Consequently, the numbers of drug overdose deaths are underestimated based on provisional data relative to final data and are subject to random variation.”

    The largest increases in drug overdose deaths happened in April and May 2020, when government-mandated lockdowns were the strictest.

    The areas with the largest increases in drug overdose deaths: District of Columbia (61.2%), Louisiana (54%), Kentucky (50%), West Virginia (47.3%), and Colorado (43%).

    Also this week, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center revealed that 2,773 people died from drug and alcohol overdoses, the most by far in the state since records were kept. Nearly 84% of all reported overdoses were attributed to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.

    Last week, the CDC announced the launch of Overdose Prevention Programs, which will supply the public with rapid fentanyl testing strips.

    “The test strips can be used to see if drugs have been mixed or cut with fentanyl,” WSPA-TV reported. “The goal is to provide drug users more information, so that they can reduce the chances of overdosing on the drug.”

    In 2017, then-President Donald Trump declared the national opioid crisis to be a public health emergency.

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said reasons for increased drug addiction could stem from: “Historically high unemployment rates and preventative physical distancing measures have also exacerbated social isolation and despair, known risk factors for substance use disorders.”

    A report from the Associated Press released in December found that there were far more overdose deaths than COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco in 2020.

    During the coronavirus pandemic, there were also reports of increased suicides of students in Las Vegas, a record-high number of suicidal students in San Francisco, and a 39% increase in suicides in Japan last October.

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    Chicago Has Become A Rotting, Decaying, Crime-Ridden Hellhole – And The Rest Of America Will Soon Follow

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

    I don’t know why anyone would want to live in Chicago at this point.  According to the latest estimate that I could find, “over 117,000 gang members” currently live in the city, and there is so much violence that it regularly makes headlines all over the globe.

    Some of the wealthy areas of Chicago still look nice, but many communities have been transformed into something straight out of a war zone.  Large churches, hospitals, and factories that were once so beautiful are now rotting and decaying all over the city, and a vibrant open-air drug market scares customers away from local businesses.  Sadly, the truth is that the entire country is going down the exact same path that Chicago has gone.

    Coming into last year, Chicago was known as one of the murder capitals of the world, but nobody expected the murder rate to spike “by more than 50% in 2020”

    Chicago police also released the final crime number for 2020 Friday which showed that shootings and murders jumped up by more than 50% in 2020.

    In 2020, there were 769 murders, up considerably compared to the 495 murders tallied in 2019.

    As for shootings, the city logged 3,261 last year, a big jump from 2,140 shootings in 2019. The number of shooting victims climbed to 4,033 in 2020, up from 2,598 in 2019.

    But even though last year was so horrific, some officials are expressing optimism about the future.

    For example, Dr. Faran Bokhari believes that the COVID vaccine is going to make a tremendous difference

    “I think our savior is going to be the COVID vaccination,” Dr. Faran Bokhari, Chief of Trauma at Cook County Hospital. “I think people are so tired of being indoors and not being able to do what they usually do.”

    Yes, gang members and drug addicts will feel so much better about life and will become a lot less violent once they are vaccinated and can get out into the streets a lot more.

    Good luck with all that.

    State Representative Marcus Evans has a different strategy in mind.  He believes that banning “Grand Theft Auto” will solve this crisis

    It’s no secret that crime is out of control in Illinois and one lawmaker has a solution. In response to an increase in carjackings in Chicago, State Representative Marcus Evans Jr. wants a law passed making it illegal for retailers to sell violent video games to minors. “Grand Theft Auto” is not mentioned in the bill but Evans pointed to that specific game during a press conference on Monday.

    Meanwhile, people continue to flee the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois at a staggering pace.

    In fact, the exodus that we witnessed in 2020 is being described as “historic”

    Illinois recorded a seventh straight year of population loss from July 2019 to July 2020, but the year’s drop was historic – 79,487 residents, the most since World War II and the second largest of any state in raw numbers or percentage of population. Larger declines year over year have also caused Illinois to suffer the largest raw decline in population, and second largest on a percentage basis since 2010, shedding 253,015 people – triple any other state’s losses.

    I can understand why so many residents are leaving for greener pastures, but other major cities are also seeing dramatic spikes in crime too.

    One study that was recently released found that murder rates in 34 major U.S. cities rose by an average of 30 percent last year

    THE HOMICIDE RATE across 34 American cities increased by 30% on average during 2020, according to experts, as the U.S. reeled from the coronavirus pandemic and widespread protests against police brutality.

    The newly released report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice found that homicides rose in 29 of the 34 cities studied and that the three largest cities in the sample – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – accounted for 40% of the additional homicide victims in 2020.

    At this point, nearly all of our big cities are becoming unsafe.

    If you want to avoid all of the violence, you could try moving to a small town, but that might not work either.

    For example, the small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma sounds like it would be a nice place to live, but look at what just happened there

    A repeat felon has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting out her heart and feeding it to his family before murdering his uncle and a four-year-old girl, Oklahoma authorities say.

    Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, allegedly stabbed the neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, to death at her home in Chickasha on February 9.

    Unfortunately, the truth is that our entire society is in the process of melting down all around us, and this process is only going to accelerate during the very difficult years ahead.

    The worse economic conditions become, the more desperate people are going to get, and right now more businesses are shutting down with each passing day.

    For instance, we just learned that Fry’s Electronics will be permanently shutting down all of their stores

    Consumer electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics is going out of business after nearly 36 years.

    Fry’s “has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement on its website. The company said it has begun the “wind-down” process as of Wednesday and has stopped its normal operations.

    As I have discussed in numerous recent articles, poverty is exploding all over America and this economic downturn is hitting those at the bottom of the economic food chain particularly hard.

    As this economic crisis grows, those at the bottom of the economic food chain will increasingly be venturing into wealthy neighborhoods to take out their frustrations.

    Those with a “Robin Hood mentality” will try to claim that there is “justice” in taking from the rich and giving to the poor, but in reality, it will just be a way to justify the rampant lawlessness in our streets.

    The rioting, looting, and violence that we have seen so far is just the beginning.

    Much worse is coming, and it won’t be too long before the entire country looks like the streets in the worst parts of Chicago.

    ***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

    About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on 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 always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  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.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on FacebookTwitter and Parler, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

     

     

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    The Reason Why A Lot Of People Are Leaving San Francisco Might Surprise You

    Over the past year we have seen a mass exodus from major cities along the west coast, but what is happening to San Francisco is particularly sad.  Once upon a time, San Francisco was one of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.  There is so much culture there, and the rolling hills make it a place like no other.  And thanks to the tech boom in Silicon Valley, it has become one of the most prosperous cities in the whole country.  So why have hordes of San Francisco residents decided to leave and never look back?

    Well, there are a lot of factors at work.

    First of all, the cost of living has gotten wildly out of control.  A postage stamp of an apartment will cost you thousands of dollars per month to rent, and a lot of people don’t like paying 17 dollars for a salad.

    For others, the extremely high taxes and the insane politicians are more than enough of a reason to leave the state.  The lockdowns that were instituted by Governor Gavin Newsom have destroyed thousands of small businesses, and many former small business owners have pledged that they will never go back to California under any circumstances.

    In San Francisco in particular, open drug abuse in the streets has made headlines all over the globe in recent years.  The streets are constantly littered with drug needles and piles of human feces, and that isn’t pleasant.

    On top of everything else, there is always the threat of more wildfires and a giant earthquake could strike the coast at literally any moment.

    But none of those things are what this article is about.

    This article is about the huge spike in crime that is driving countless people away from San Francisco.

    When he was able to get a job with a tech company four years ago, Kieran Blubaugh jumped at the chance to live in San Francisco, and at first everything seemed great

    Kieran Blubaugh dreamed of living in California when he was growing up in Indiana. He played the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game and envisioned himself skateboarding down San Francisco’s crazy hills.

    After paying off his student loans four years ago, he landed a job with a tech company and moved to San Francisco. At first, life was heavenly. He had a seven-minute commute on his motorcycle. He could pay $30 to see Incubus, one of his favorite bands, a short walk from his apartment.

    Unfortunately, his infatuation with the region did not last long.

    Even though he was located in a good part of the city, crime just kept getting worse and worse, and eventually he decided that enough was enough

    Soon, however, his California dream soured. Thieves broke into his locked garage and did $8,000 worth of damage to his motorcycle, doubling his insurance rates. His dog nearly died after eating human feces on the sidewalk. Seeing people either getting arrested or being treated for an overdose outside a nearby building was a regular occurrence.

    “And I live in a nice part of town,” said Blubaugh, 33.

    With each passing year, the criminals just keep becoming even more brazen.

    Not too long ago, San Francisco resident Ben Couillard had someone watch his house while he was away, and that individual actually had to confront someone that was trying to break into the house

    He said the house sitter came face-to-face with the suspicious person who had turned his attention away from the vehicles and to the house.

    “So she saw him through the window and basically when she asked him, you know, ‘Can I help you?’ Like, what are you doing as he’s trying to break in? And he said to her, like, ‘Go upstairs, (expletive) or I’ll kill you.”

    What would you do if that happened to you?

    You could call the San Francisco police, and they may or may not show up eventually.

    Meanwhile, the junkies will continue to roam throughout your neighborhood as they search for things to steal so that they can sell them for more drugs.

    The other night, San Francisco officials held a “virtual town hall” to discuss the crime wave.  Residents were told that criminals are starting to target residents more frequently because they don’t have many tourists to prey upon these days

    San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and the captain of the police department overseeing the area, held a virtual town hall with residents of the community Wednesday night to address their concerns.

    They attribute what they say is an increase in crime to “economic desperation” and “tourism has gone down so substantially in San Francisco that criminal rings that targeted tourists in areas that tourists frequent no longer have tourists there,” said Supervisor Ronen.

    Please remind me not to visit San Francisco as a tourist any time soon.

    Sadly, we are seeing the exact same thing happen to San Francisco that has happened to countless other communities all across the nation.  Like so many other major cities, it has become a crime-ridden, drug-infested hellhole, and this has happened even though northern California is swimming in hundreds of billions of dollars from the tech industry.

    After telling a reporter why he left the state, Kieran Blubaugh was asked how conditions in the state could be improved.  This was his answer

    “We need more police. There’s a general lawlessness that’s just scary.”

    Isn’t that ironic?

    The “defund the police” movement has been pushing California cities such as San Francisco to greatly reduce police funding, but Blubaugh insists that the solution is more police.

    And Blubaugh is not exactly an elderly curmudgeon.  In fact, he is just 33 years old.

    Of course the phrase “general lawlessness” could be used to describe the condition of the United States as a whole.  We have become an upside down society where good is evil and evil is good, and as a result we have totally lost our way.

    Unless we completely reverse course, the “general lawlessness” in our country is only going to intensify in the years ahead.

    But we aren’t going to reverse course, are we?

    At this point, we appear to have a national love affair with evil, and the consequences of that love affair are going to be very bitter indeed.

    ***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

    About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available on Amazon.com.  In addition to my new book, I have written four others that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on 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 always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  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.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on FacebookTwitter and Parler, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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    Professor Suggests Adding “Psychoactive” Drugs To Water To Keep People Docile

    One professor has suggested that the water supply be laced with psilocybin to make sure people are drugged into compliance with the lockdowns measures. Because Americans aren’t being good little sheep and complying with the New World Order’s insistence of enslavement, Parker Crutchfield thinks we should all be drugged.

    Apparently, the fluoride they already put in the water supply isn’t doing a good enough job of churning out obedient little order followers.

    My research in bioethics focuses on questions like how to induce those who are noncooperative to get on board with doing what’s best for the public good. To me, it seems the problem of coronavirus defectors could be solved by moral enhancement: like receiving a vaccine to beef up your immune system, people could take a substance to boost their cooperative, pro-social behavior. Could a psychoactive pill be the solution to the pandemic? -Parker Crutchfield, The Conversation

    This authoritarian approach to pacifying the public when atrocities are committed against them was published earlier this week in The Conversation, a news site focusing on content “sourced from the academic and research community” and supported by universities from around the world. The Conversation lists a number of U.K. universities as its “founding partners.”

    In the article, Parker Crutchfield argues that “[w]hen someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus, they’re defecting from the public good” and that such “defectors” require chemical “moral enhancement” substances to help them “reason about what the right thing to do is.” -CFNews

    “To me, it seems the problem of coronavirus defectors could be solved by moral enhancement: like receiving a vaccine to beef up your immune system, people could take a substance to boost their cooperative, pro-social behavior. Could a psychoactive pill be the solution to the pandemic?” Crutchfield writes.

    In order to make sure people follow the commands of tyrants, even against all evidence, logic, and morality, Crutchfield says the “psychoactive pill” that would manufacture and ensure lockdown compliance should be “covertly administered” in the water supply.

    As some have argued, a solution would be to make moral enhancement compulsory or administer it secretly, perhaps via the water supply. These actions require weighing other values,” he writes.

    But that’s been done to the public before by the government they were brainwashed to trust:

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    There’s a good chance that this is already bein done, considering not many have stood up to it. If you don’t have a good water filter, I suggest you get one and start using it all the time. We all need to stop trusting that the water is safe. If this as even suggested with little backlash, it’s safe to say it’s either been tried before or already being done. Apparently, when the public doesn’t like acting like slaves, the solution is not to release the authoritarian grip on their throats, but to drug them. Welcome to the New World Order, comrades.

    Brace yourself, because the tyranny has only just begun. Stay alert, and don’t live your life in fear.

     

     

     

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    They Are Telling Us That The 2nd Wave Of The Coronavirus Is Here, And The Stock Market Is Totally Freaking Out

    Are you ready for the next wave of COVID-19?  Actually, the mainstream media is telling us that it is already here, and that has sparked another round of fear and panic on Wall Street.  But the fact that the number of confirmed cases is rising again should not surprise anyone.  As restrictions were lifted, it was inevitable that the virus would begin spreading more rapidly, and that is precisely what we have witnessed.  During the 24 hour period that just ended, there were more than 136,000 new cases reported around the globe, and that is the highest one day total that I have seen so far.  Here in the United States, there were 23,300 newly confirmed cases, and that represented an increase of over 2,000 from the previous 24 hour period.  Concern that this could be the dreaded “second wave” that the mainstream media keeps talking about pushed stock prices dramatically lower on Thursday

    Stocks suffered their biggest one-day pull-back in three months on Thursday as traders grew concerned about the number of coronavirus cases increasing in some states that are reopening up from lockdowns. Shares that have surged recently on hopes for a smooth reopening of the economy led the declines.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,861.82 points, or 6.9%, to close at 25,128.17. The S&P 500 slid 5.9% to 3,002.10 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 5.3%. to end the day at 9,492.73.

    Of course stock prices have risen so much over the past couple of months that a drop of that magnitude is not any sort of a major problem.

    But stocks could drop even further as it becomes increasingly clear to investors that the U.S. economy is not going to be returning to “normal” any time soon.

    In fact, if COVID-19 cases continue to spike that could motivate officials in some states to institute another wave of lockdowns.

    Hopefully that will not happen, but things are starting to get a bit crazy out there.

    Texas has become one of the new hotspots for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and local hospitals are starting to fill up fast

    Texas reported a record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases in a single day one week after the state entered Phase III of its reopening plan.

    The Department of State Health Services reported 2,504 new cases on Tuesday, surpassing the previous single-day record of 1,949 on May 31.

    Texas has also reported three straight days of record hospitalizations, with 1,935 on Monday, 2,056 on Tuesday and 2,153 on Wednesday.

    Things are particularly dire in Houston right now.  One official says that the city is “on the precipice of disaster” and it is being reported that authorities “may reopen a COVID-19 hospital at a football stadium”…

    As Houston vies for LA and Phoenix to succeed NYC as America’s biggest COVID-19 hot spot, the Houston Chronicle reports that health officials may reopen a COVID-19 hospital at a football stadium while officials weigh whether to reimpose a stay at home order. Such a move would undoubtedly rattle stocks, even after Thursday’s massive dive. One local official described the situation as placing the city “on the precipice of disaster.”

    This wasn’t supposed to happen.

    The worst was supposed to be behind us.

    But it is happening.

    Meanwhile, the virus is rapidly sweeping across Arizona, and more than 80 percent of all hospital beds are now occupied

    Arizona hospitals that are expected to be able to treat new cases of coronavirus without going into crisis mode were above 80% capacity, a milestone that should trigger an automatic stop to elective surgeries at affected hospitals as the state becomes a hotspot.

    The report showing statewide bed capacity of 83%, released Wednesday by the Department of Health Services, comes as the state deals with a surge in virus cases and hospitalizations that experts say is likely tied to Gov. Doug Ducey’s ending of statewide closure orders in mid-May.

    The good news is that doctors have become more proficient at treating coronavirus victims over time, but the bad news is that a lot of people are still dying.

    In fact, one “Harvard expert” is warning that 100,000 more Americans could die from the virus “by September”

    One hundred thousand more Americans will die from coronavirus by September, doubling the country’s current death toll, a Harvard expert has predicted.

    Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, estimates that the COVID-19 death toll will surpass 200,000 within the next three months.

    Needless to say, many on the left are insisting that U.S. states “reopened too soon”, but the truth is that the virus continued to spread even when virtually everything was locked down.

    And after seeing the immense economic devastation that was caused, many Americans would be extremely resistant to another round of lockdowns.  More than 44 million Americans have filed claims for unemployment benefits during this pandemic, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insists that we can’t risk causing even more economic damage

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US economy wouldn’t be shut down again despite the rising case count.

    “We can’t shut down the economy again. I think we’ve learned that if you shut down the economy, you’re going to create more damage, and not just economic damage, but there are other areas,” he told CNBC in an interview.

    But ultimately it is up to individual state governors to determine whether there will be more lockdowns or not.

    And it isn’t just the U.S. that is experiencing a surge of new cases.  All over the globe, we are seeing very alarming outbreaks right now

    It’s not just the USA. Globally, more than 7.4 million cases have been reported, and there have been more than 418,000 deaths. India reported a spike: nearly 10,000 new cases Thursday. South Korea, the world’s success story for its triumphant effort to flatten the curves for new cases and deaths, is seeing a worrisome infection boom.

    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said Thursday that it anticipates global deaths “into the millions” by October.

    Over the past week, we have seen huge numbers of cases being reported in Brazil, Russia, India, Pakistan, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

    Just when authorities seem to have things somewhat under control in one part of the world, the virus comes back even stronger somewhere else.

    In the end, this pandemic is never going to be over until most of the global population is exposed to COVID-19, and that is going to take an extended period of time.

    Meanwhile, the entire global economy will continue to deteriorate, and that is really bad news for all of us.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    Dr. Nadar Pourhassan: COVID-19 Survivors Say “This Was A Miracle”

    Dr. Nadar Pourhassan recently sat down with Crush the Street’s Kenneth Ameduri to discuss the medical developments put forward that could be effective in treating Covid-19. A “miracle” drug when it comes to the treatment of COVID-19 could soon become widely available.

    Dr. Pourhassan said treatments are for respiratory distress syndrome because that’s what people actually die of it they get COVID-19. The doctor discussed the use of leronlimab by one who doctor who administered the drug to two patients who would have otherwise died, as there was nothing left to do to help them. One immediately came off the ventilator.

    Mom Survives COVID-19 After Being Given Experimental Drug, As Mandatory Vaccine Agenda Moves Forward

    Discussion of efficacy tested on patients in critical conditions. The FDA is showing favor about the efficacy of a drug that has been described as a “miracle” when it comes to COVID-19 treatments.  It’s called Leronlimab.

    Watch the entire discussion in the video below:

    Unfortunately, the trust in big pharma is waning, and it’s going to take a lot to regain the trust of the public. Especially after the COVID-19 outbreak, which a majority of Americans believe the government overhyped in order to push a mandatory vaccine on them.   Dr. Pourhassan says his company is up to the challenge.

    CytoDyn believes in the future of precision medicine… more specificity, less side effects. Our target, the CCR5 receptor, has been implicated in multiple disease processes from HIV, GVHD, NASH, stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, to metastatic cancer. Leronlimab, our CCR5 antagonist, is a once a week, subcutaneous injection. One molecule with multiple opportunities. With precision comes the opportunity for improved safety, convenience, and enhanced efficacy for the patient. -CytoDyn.com

    In a Not-So-Shocking Poll: Americans Hate The Government Almost As Much As They Hate Big Pharma. And that poll was taken on before the COVID-19 scare was around.

    The trials of leronlimab as a treatment for the respiratory distress that is the cause of death in those who do happen to die of COVID-19 (and not some other underlying health condition) are ongoing, says Dr. Pouhassan.  At least, if there’s some kind of medicine that can help, such as hydroxychloroquine and likely leronlimab, people may be able to calm down and release some of their fears about being around others.

    It could be a good step towards helping people realize a vaccine isn’t necessary, because other effective treatments are available, and they have the choice of how to treat COVID-19 if they do happen to contract it. Choices are what the public has been craving, so this is a step in that direction.

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    Dr. Nadar Pourhassan: COVID-19 Survivors Say “This Was A Miracle”

    Dr. Nadar Pourhassan recently sat down with Crush the Street’s Kenneth Ameduri to discuss the medical developments put forward that could be effective in treating Covid-19. A “miracle” drug when it comes to the treatment of COVID-19 could soon become widely available.

    Dr. Pourhassan said treatments are for respiratory distress syndrome because that’s what people actually die of it they get COVID-19. The doctor discussed the use of leronlimab by one who doctor who administered the drug to two patients who would have otherwise died, as there was nothing left to do to help them. One immediately came off the ventilator.

    Mom Survives COVID-19 After Being Given Experimental Drug, As Mandatory Vaccine Agenda Moves Forward

    Discussion of efficacy tested on patients in critical conditions. The FDA is showing favor about the efficacy of a drug that has been described as a “miracle” when it comes to COVID-19 treatments.  It’s called Leronlimab.

    Watch the entire discussion in the video below:

    Unfortunately, the trust in big pharma is waning, and it’s going to take a lot to regain the trust of the public. Especially after the COVID-19 outbreak, which a majority of Americans believe the government overhyped in order to push a mandatory vaccine on them.   Dr. Pourhassan says his company is up to the challenge.

    CytoDyn believes in the future of precision medicine… more specificity, less side effects. Our target, the CCR5 receptor, has been implicated in multiple disease processes from HIV, GVHD, NASH, stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, to metastatic cancer. Leronlimab, our CCR5 antagonist, is a once a week, subcutaneous injection. One molecule with multiple opportunities. With precision comes the opportunity for improved safety, convenience, and enhanced efficacy for the patient. -CytoDyn.com

    In a Not-So-Shocking Poll: Americans Hate The Government Almost As Much As They Hate Big Pharma. And that poll was taken on before the COVID-19 scare was around.

    The trials of leronlimab as a treatment for the respiratory distress that is the cause of death in those who do happen to die of COVID-19 (and not some other underlying health condition) are ongoing, says Dr. Pouhassan.  At least, if there’s some kind of medicine that can help, such as hydroxychloroquine and likely leronlimab, people may be able to calm down and release some of their fears about being around others.

    It could be a good step towards helping people realize a vaccine isn’t necessary, because other effective treatments are available, and they have the choice of how to treat COVID-19 if they do happen to contract it. Choices are what the public has been craving, so this is a step in that direction.

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    Texas man buys car at auction, discovers $850,000 in cocaine hidden inside

    When you purchase a used car, you typically want to eliminate any possible surprises. Usually, car buyers are worried about a timing belt that’s on its last leg or a cracked engine block. But one Texas man purchased a used car at an auction and got way more than he ever bargained for — nearly $1 million in cocaine.

    A Laredo man went to an automobile auction where he took a crack at buying a new car. The man knew exactly what vehicle he wanted and had his bid lined up. He won the auction for the car and drove it home.

    Little did he know that right under his nose was a massive amount of cocaine stashed. The man sniffed out a secret compartment in the vehicle, and inside was bundles of drugs.

    The lucky bidder called police on Saturday. Deputies from the Webb County Sheriff’s Office arrived at his home, the Houston Chronicle reported.

    The cops discovered 17 bundles, and police dogs found out another 17 bundles stuffed in a second hidden compartment. The total weight of the coke was 74.96 pounds, estimated to have a street value of $850,000. Imagine how many cars you could get from an auction if you were to blow all that money?

    “I thank and congratulate the person who alerted us to the drugs. Had he not been an honest individual, the drugs could have ended up in the wrong hands,” Sheriff Martin Cuellar said in a statement. “I encourage the public to report any crime or suspicious activity by calling our hotline at 956-415-BUST (2878). You may be eligible for a cash reward.”

    Who says you can’t cut a good deal at the auto auction?

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    The Perpetual Crisis: Now The WHO Is Telling Us That COVID-19 “May Never Go Away”

    Are you ready for “the new normal” to become permanent?  Originally, most of us assumed that “shelter-in-place orders” and “social distancing restrictions” would just be temporary, but now top health officials are warning us that some of these temporary measures may have to remain in place for the foreseeable future.  That means that our lives could be severely disrupted for a long time to come.  In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci just told a Senate Committee that it may not be safe for schools all over America to reopen when the next school year begins in the fall.  Apparently Fauci and other medical “experts” believe that it will not be possible for us to fully go back to our normal lives as long as this virus keeps spreading.

    But how long are we really supposed to wait?

    The truth is that this pandemic could still potentially be in the early chapters.  The Spanish Flu pandemic lasted for three full years, and we could possibly be facing a similar scenario.

    And this week WHO official Mike Ryan warned that this virus could even become “endemic”, and if that happens it “may never go away”

    “It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing.

    “I think it is important we are realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when this disease will disappear,” he added. “I think there are no promises in this and there are no dates. This disease may settle into a long problem, or it may not be.”

    In other words, Ryan is saying that this virus could become like a flu that keeps reappearing year after year.

    So what are we going to do if that happens?

    Are we supposed to have shutdowns every year whenever a new wave of COVID-19 infections starts happening?

    Of course the lockdowns haven’t really been that effective anyway.  They may have temporarily slowed down the spread of the virus, but eventually most of the U.S. population is going to get exposed to it anyway no matter what we do.

    But instead of facing the reality of this pandemic, Fauci continues to stick to his guns.  And many Americans were completely outraged when he suggested that schools should continue to remain closed when the next school year is scheduled to begin.  The following bit of commentary comes from Tucker Carlson

    So just to be clear, Fauci was not simply talking about certain workers or even all workers staying at home for the foreseeable future. He implied that schools and colleges will be able to reopen only if there is a cure for this virus or a vaccine. He said that prospect was a bridge too far.

    In other words, no school until the coronavirus has been cured — stopped.

    The problem is there is currently no approved vaccine for any of the several coronaviruses out there. We still don’t have one for SARS. So, that may never happen. Once again, it has never happened.

    A lot of people out there didn’t seem to believe me when I first started talking about how difficult it will be for researchers to create a vaccine for COVID-19.

    Just like Tucker Carlson has said, there has never been a successful vaccine for any coronavirus in all of human history.

    Despite all of our efforts, there is no vaccine for SARS.

    And despite all of our efforts, there is no vaccine for MERS.

    Needless to say, there isn’t such a thing as a “common cold vaccine” either, because such a thing does not exist.

    Perhaps our scientists will beat the odds this time, and they will certainly do their best to do so.

    But meanwhile many local officials all over the nation seem convinced that the best strategy for now is to continue keeping people at home.

    For example, the “stay-at-home order” in Washington D.C. was just extended through June 8th

    Washington, D.C., is extending its stay-at-home order through June 8, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced on Wednesday.

    The mayor said that the city has not yet met all the required benchmarks to reopen.

    And Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer just extended the “stay-at-home order” in Los Angeles County indefinitely

    Meanwhile, Ferrer extended the county’s stay-at-home order, which was implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus and has barred gatherings and mandated physical distancing requirements. She said there is no end date to the revised health order and stressed that people should stay home as much as possible to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 1,600 people in the county.

    “As I’ve said from the beginning, this will be a slow journey,” Ferrer said.

    Following that announcement, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti told Good Morning America that his city will “never be completely open until we have a cure.”

    Good luck with all that.

    I am so glad that I don’t live in Los Angeles, because residents of that city could be waiting for a “vaccine” or a “cure” for a very, very long time.

    Are residents of L.A. just supposed to put their lives on hold indefinitely?  On Wednesday, we learned that the Hollywood Bowl has completely canceled their entire summer concert season

    The Hollywood Bowl scrapped its entire summer concert season Wednesday due to the coronavirus crisis, in a “devastating” move that leaves the Los Angeles Philharmonic with an $80 million shortfall.

    The famous open-air California venue has hosted acts from the Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma over nearly a century, and its concerts from June through September are a staple of Los Angeles cultural life.

    I was really saddened when I first read about that.

    Social gatherings are so central to the human experience, and now we are being told that most of our major social gatherings will need to be delayed, postponed or canceled for the foreseeable future.

    And what makes all of this even more tragic is that we are now learning that these lockdowns were never necessary in the first place.  If we all had worn masks from the very beginning, kept our Vitamin D levels up and used basic common sense, we could have continued our normal lives all this time just like they have been doing in Japan and Sweden.

    Unfortunately, common sense is in short supply in America today, and it looks like this pandemic will continue to greatly disrupt our lives for a long time to come.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    $138 Million Government Contract Will Fund Production Of 500 Million Pre-Filled COVID-19 Vaccine “Injection Devices”

    Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any stranger, two U.S. government agencies have taken things to an entirely new level.  The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have just put out a press release that is absolutely jaw dropping, but so far hardly anyone is talking about it.  According to the press release, a 138 million dollar contract has been awarded to ApiJect Systems America for two projects known as “Project Jumpstart” and “RAPID USA”.  Apparently the goal of these projects is to have vast numbers of “injection devices” ready to go once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.  The following comes directly from the official website of the Department of Defense

    “Today the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announce a $138 million contract with ApiJect Systems America for “Project Jumpstart” and “RAPID USA,” which together will dramatically expand U.S. production capability for domestically manufactured, medical-grade injection devices starting by October 2020.

    Spearheaded by the DOD’s Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF), in coordination with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the contract will support “Jumpstart” to create a U.S.-based, high-speed supply chain for prefilled syringes beginning later this year by using well-established Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) aseptic plastics manufacturing technology, suitable for combatting COVID-19 when a safe and proven vaccine becomes available.

    Today, there are about 328 million people living in the United States.  But the press release states that the plan is to produce “over 500 million prefilled syringes” in 2021

    The contract also enables ApiJect Systems America to accelerate the launch of RAPID USA manufactured in new and permanent U.S.-based BFS facilities with the ultimate production goal of over 500 million prefilled syringes (doses) in 2021. This effort will be executed initially in Connecticut, South Carolina and Illinois, with potential expansion to other U.S.-based locations. RAPID will provide increased lifesaving capability against future national health emergencies that require population-scale vaccine administration on an urgent basis.

    So that would be enough “injection devices” to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the entire country one and a half times.

    Wow.

    Right now, researchers all over the globe are racing toward the development of a vaccine, but as I have discussed previously, that is not going to be an easy task.

    And on Tuesday Dr. Anthony Fauci openly admitted to a U.S. Senate committee that there is no guarantee that a vaccine “is actually going to be effective”

    As drugmakers across the world race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective.”

    Fauci delivered the somber warning Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions during a hearing about the road to reopening businesses across the nation.

    In addition, because there are multiple strains of COVID-19 already running around out there, one vaccine may not be able to cover them all.  So this could create a need for “multiple vaccines”, and this is something that NIH Director Francis Collins has openly acknowledged

    Several vaccines will likely be needed to combat the coronavirus and immunize groups of people in America and abroad, U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said in an interview.

    So when the time finally comes, there may be more than one vaccine that authorities are pushing everyone to take.

    But for now, there is no vaccine, and some health officials are pushing for social distancing restrictions to remain in place for months to come.

    For example, Fox News is reporting that the top health official of Los Angeles County is warning that the local “stay-at-home order” may have to be extended until August…

    Los Angeles County will likely continue its stay-at-home order through the summer, officials said Tuesday, as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy and patience continues to wear thin for some calling for the state to reopen and for normal life to resume.

    County Public Health Director Barabara Ferrer said the order will be extended “with all certainty” at the Board of Supervisors meeting, possibly until July or August, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    And apparently L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is on the same page.  In fact, he has once again stated that there will be no return to normal until a cure or a vaccine comes along

    “I think quite simply she’s saying we’re not going to fully reopen Los Angeles — or anywhere in America — without any protections or health orders in the next three months,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

    “I think we know it’s going to be even longer than three months. … We’re not moving past Covid-19, we’re learning to live with it. We’re not going to go back to pre-Covid life any time soon” or move forward without a medicine or vaccine.

    I feel so badly for those living in the Los Angeles area, because it certainly looks like the next three months are going to be really rough.

    Of course there are other large cities that are facing similar timelines.  Just check out what is being reported regarding the outlook for New York City…

    New York City may not fully reopen until August after Gov. Cuomo advised that each phase of the four phase restart plan could take up to two weeks to implement.

    Parts of the state of New York will be ready to reopen on May 15, this Friday, after meeting Governor Cuomo’s strict set of seven requirements.

    We are only in mid-May right now.

    Could you imagine being forced to stay home for the next three months?

    Sadly, that is what millions of Americans will be facing.

    And on Tuesday Dr. Fauci actually suggested that many schools will need to remain closed as the next school year begins

    Anthony Fauci, MD, revealed Tuesday morning that a return to school in the fall “would be a bit of a bridge too far,” during a Senate Committee hearing. News of likely continued homeschooling for the next school year will probably be met with groans and frustration by harried parents struggling to balance working from home and also managing remote learning and having their children home 100 percent of the time.

    Our entire society is melting down because of this virus, and if we can’t handle this crisis, what are we going to do when much worse things start happening to us?

    Sometimes I wish that we could roll back the clock and go back to 2019.

    Life seemed so much simpler back then, and things are only going to get crazier in the weeks and months to come…

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    San Francisco provides free marijuana and alcohol to homeless

    San Francisco is supplying free drugs and alcohol to homeless people who are staying at city-leased hotels. The San Francisco Department of Public Health defended the city providing free alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes to the homeless by saying it is necessary to prevent people from breaking quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

    On Wednesday, San Francisco health officials confirmed that the California city was supplying homeless people with free alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and methadone to prevent them from going outside to get the substances themselves.

    “They’re doing San Francisco a great service by staying inside,” Jenna Lane, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Health, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’re saying, ‘we’re doing what we can to support you staying inside and not have to go out and get these things.'”

    Thomas Wolf, a former homeless drug addict turned advocate, is concerned that the city is enabling drug abusers.

    “I just found out that homeless placed in hotels in SF are being delivered Alcohol, Weed and Methadone because they identified as an addict/alcoholic for FREE,” Wolf tweeted. “You’re supposed to be offering treatment. This is enabling and is wrong on many levels.”

    The San Francisco Department of Health responded on Twitter: “These harm reduction based practices, which are not unique to San Francisco, and are not paid for with taxpayer money, help guests successfully complete isolation and quarantine and have significant individual and public health benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    “Has he been examined by a medical professional or were they just asked a series of questions? Because if it was me and I was addicted, I would answer yes to everything,” Wolf told KRON. “Yes I want everything, yes I’m a heroin addict, yes I’m an alcoholic, yes I need weed for anxiety and boom there you go. To me, that’s blurring the lines between harm addiction and enabling.”

    San Francisco’s health director, Dr. Grant Colfax, said, “Our focus is using the best evidence to help people manage their addiction and in some cases, this will include helping to manage their alcohol use and their nicotine years so they can stay safe and in place as much as possible to help their community and to help themselves.

    “With regard to supporting people who are at risk, or who need to be in quarantine or isolation because they’re COVID positive, our focus needs to be on supporting them,” said Colfax. “Meeting them where they are so that they can be cared for in the most appropriate way. In the way that’s good for them and for our community.”

    San Francisco has 270 homeless people who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are highly susceptible to infection.

    San Francisco is housing homeless people in hotels that the city rented. Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors instructed Mayor London Breed to secure 7,000 hotel rooms to house the city’s homeless population, which is estimated to be around 8,000.

    This comes at a time when the liberal city has experienced an influx of homeless people. A city report found that homeless tents and structures have risen by 285% in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood over the last four months.

    “My people are telling me there are unhoused folks coming from out of town basically trying to get themselves on a list for housing,” San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson told ABC7 News. “Some are being released from jail and sent here from Stockton, from Lake County, so they’re coming from all over.”

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    They Want To Make “Social Distancing” A Permanent Part Of Our Lives

    Humans are inherently social creatures, and that is never going to change.  Within each one of us there is a fundamental need for connection with others, but now these coronavirus lockdowns have separated us from one another like never before.  Thankfully, many states are now starting to end their lockdowns, but unfortunately this is definitely not the end for “social distancing”.  Just as 9/11 greatly altered our society on a permanent basis, many of our social engineers now intend to make “social distancing” a permanent part of our lives.  If they have their way, there will be written or unwritten rules about how close you can get to other people virtually everywhere that you go.

    Can you imagine a world where you have to constantly be concerned about walking, standing or sitting too close to someone else?

    Already, there is talk of putting physical markings on sidewalks in order to constantly remind all of us not to walk too closely to one another…

    Arrows on the ground, and other physical markers to encourage and enforce distance. Imagine sidewalks with scoring every 6 feet so those walking could make sure they’re the human equivalent of a few car lengths behind. Or large sculptures deployed to separate people.

    And Wal-Mart and other major retailers are already starting to put arrows on the floor to remind us which direction to shop so that we can maintain proper “social distancing”.

    We are being told that restaurants may have to start putting empty tables between customers, sports stadiums may have to keep at least half their seats empty, and churches may have to start holding services in shifts.

    Just like in the days after 9/11, we will be told that the changes are just “temporary measures”, but once we accept “temporary measures” long enough they have a way of becoming permanent.

    When I was much younger, I loved to attend concerts.  And at first I was encouraged to hear that some states were going to start allowing live concerts once again, but then I learned about the new “fan pods”

    Travis McCready, the singer of the country-rock band Bishop Gunn, will be performing what’s billed as an “intimate acoustic set” in Fort Smith at the city’s TempleLive venue — but with social distancing measures in place. The show will take place on May 15, three days before the scheduled reopening.

    According to Billboard, assigned seats for the show will be at least six feet apart per grouping in what Ticketmaster is calling “fan pods.” As fans enter the venue, they’ll be required to wear face masks (including the venue’s employees), have their temperatures taken at the door and capacity for the 1,100 person venue will be capped at 229.

    Are you kidding me?

    I understand that they are trying to prevent the spread of the virus, but it isn’t going to work.

    Look, unless you plan on locking yourself in your own home for the next couple of years, you are almost certainly going to be exposed to the virus no matter how careful you are.

    And once you are exposed to the virus, what is really going to matter is the strength of your immune system, and so that should be your focus instead of trying to maintain “proper social distancing” at all times.

    To me, some of the “social distancing” measures that we are now seeing are completely and utterly ridiculous.  For example, at one supermarket in Philadelphia cashiers are actually working in “tent-like” plastic enclosures

    At a Philadelphia supermarket, the cashier’s side of each checkout line has been outfitted with a tent-like plastic enclosure, keeping essential workers safe while on the job.

    Alexander Tavares, 19, captured now-viral footage of the new working conditions, constructed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at a store on March 25.

    Those enclosures may protect those workers for a short period of time, but it is inevitable that they will eventually be exposed to the virus.

    This pandemic is never going to burn itself out until herd immunity is achieved, and herd immunity is never going to be achieved until about 70 percent of the population catches the virus.

    Of course it would be wonderful if someone could actually find a way to keep 70 percent of the population from becoming infected, but because this virus spreads like wildfire that simply is not going to be possible.

    In the end, “social distancing” can temporarily slow the transmission of the virus, but roughly the same proportion of the population will eventually catch it whether we have “social distancing” or not.

    Thankfully, some industries are already starting to push back against “social distancing”.  There has been an effort to require airlines to keep middle seats vacant on all flights from now on, and the airlines are fighting this really hard

    Airlines are pushing back on proposals to require social distancing onboard aircraft. During a press briefing today, airline industry group IATA argued that leaving the middle seat vacant would hurt airlines’ ability to recover from the coronavirus crisis and potentially cause a spike of up to 54% in airfares.

    If you get on an airplane, you pretty much have to assume that you are going to be exposed to all sorts of nasty bugs.  That has always been true, and there will never be a time when it isn’t true.

    If you don’t want to be exposed to all sorts of nasty bugs, just don’t fly.

    As far as COVID-19 is concerned, there are literally thousands of ways that you could potentially catch this virus, and anyone that believes that “proper social distancing” will keep people 100 percent safe is just being delusional.

    Sadly, “social distancing” has been pounded into our heads so relentlessly in recent weeks that a big chunk of the population has become big believers in it.

    In fact, one recent survey discovered that almost 60 percent of everyone living in Seattle intends to continue practicing social distancing “for a year or longer”…

    Nearly 60 percent of people in Seattle say they plan on doing social distancing for a year or longer.

    That’s according to a new survey recently released by a company in New York City called Elucd.

    This company said they provide data to the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department on the public’s opinions on various topics.

    And once you adopt a pattern for a whole year, there is a really good chance that it becomes permanent.

    We can’t let them do this to us.

    They fundamentally changed our society after 9/11, and now the social engineers want to do it again.

    We must stop them this time, because the alternative is absolutely unthinkable.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    America Has Become “The Land Of The Snitches” During This Coronavirus Pandemic

    For those that wondered if Americans would be willing to report on their neighbors on a widespread basis during a major crisis, you now have your answer.  All over the country, calls have been pouring in to authorities from “concerned citizens” that are quite eager to point a finger at their neighbors for violating the coronavirus lockdowns.  In fact, it has been reported that some very nosy people in the state of California were actually calling 911 to report that their neighbors were coughing inside their own homes.  Of course the mainstream media is not exactly helping matters when they use phrases such as “death sentence” to describe this pandemic.  Yes, we should all be taking this virus very seriously, but the truth is that this is not the end of the world and everyone needs to calm down.

    Do we really want to have a society where everyone is spying on their neighbors?  When I read that a mother in Wisconsin had been visited by the police because she had permitted her daughter to go play at a friend’s house, it really touched a nerve with me

    A Wisconsin mom videotaped two police officers who showed up at her home and accused her of “allowing” her daughter to play at a friend’s house, an act they deemed to be in defiance of Wisconsin’s “Stay at Home” order.

    The officers are clearly agitated and condescending in their conversation with the mother, who is addressed as “Amy” when she opens the door upon their arrival.

    So how did the police know that her daughter had gone to another house to play?

    Needless to say, someone snitched on her.

    And this next story is truly bizarre.  A Colorado woman named Heather Silchia was deeply alarmed when she discovered that her “neighbors” had put a really nasty note on her vehicle

    The missive read, “PLEASE STAY HOME. I noticed a few days a week you leave home with your baby and return a short time later without it. Then I see the man of the house arrive with the baby later in the afternoon while your vehicle hasn’t moved all day. This leads me to believe that the kid is in daycare.”

    The letter continued, “Stop. I am assuming that man has an essential job since he is gone all day but if you are home there is no reason for your child to be in daycare at a time like this. I also see you leave shortly after your husband (I assume) gets home. You aren’t wearing any sort of uniform and I have never seen you wear a mask. Bars are closed and you couldn’t possibly be getting groceries every night (which would also require you to wear a mask) so I again ask you to please stay home.”

    Well, it turns out that Heather Silchia is actually a 911 dispatcher, and that is why she can’t watch her baby all day.

    And we should be thankful for front line workers like her, because they are so greatly needed during a time like this.

    Sadly, the examples that I have just shared with you are not isolated incidents.  In fact, it has been revealed that there are hundreds of people that have been snitching on their neighbors in the state of Missouri alone

    Hundreds of people have been exposed for reporting people who have flouted social distancing rules and some are now scared they could receive a backlash. The names and addresses of approximately 900 people in Missouri were released as part of a media request under the Sunshine Law, which allows for the release of information submitted to a public agency (except for wrongdoing and abuse tips).

    St. Louis County had urged the community to share details of anyone not following guidelines in response to the coronavirus pandemic and noted in the terms and conditions that information may be shared publicly. However some people may not have read the small print submitted tips via an online form and email from the end of March. Many had asked for their communications to remain private.

    If things are this bad in Missouri, one can only imagine the level of snitching that is happening in New York or California.

    And even though some states are starting to gradually lift their “shelter-in-place” orders, the truth is that our society is going to be dealing with “social distancing” for a long time to come.  In fact, the way that we share many of our public spaces is in danger of being permanently redefined

    New designs for eating places. McDonald’s is already prototyping a socially distanced version of its restaurant that could be a template for fast-food spaces around the world.

    Checkerboard grids on the grass in parks, with people allowed to occupy one square only if those surrounding it are empty.

    Or time-sharing of public places: If you don’t show up for your 12:15 p.m. slot at the playground, you’re out of luck.

    Are you kidding me?

    Of course snitches will have a field day in this sort of an environment.  If you sit too close to a snitch in church or you walk too closely behind a snitch on the sidewalk, you may find yourself explaining your actions to the police.

    And what is truly tragic is that none of this nonsense is even necessary.  Please take two and a half minutes and watch this video from Dr. Eric Berg.  It is the most important video about this pandemic that I have watched by a wide margin.

    After watching the video, I think that you will understand why all of the coronavirus lockdowns should be ended as soon as possible.

    Yes, this virus spreads incredibly easily.  But a lot of the people that catch it never show any symptoms at all, and it has become clear that there are things that we can do for those that do become sick to prevent a lot of the really severe cases.

    Unfortunately, the mainstream media is not going to tell you the truth.  Instead, they are just going to keep telling you that the death toll projections are going up and that everyone should continue to stay home.

    Look, the reality of the matter is that most of the population is eventually going to be exposed to this virus no matter if we have lockdowns or not.  So it is very important to be taking your vitamins and to be doing whatever you can to support your immune system.  And it is also very important to understand that this is not even close to the worst thing that we are going to face.

    If we can’t even handle COVID-19, and if the mainstream media won’t even share the truth when scientific studies show absolutely amazing results, what is going to happen to our society when a really severe crisis comes along?

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    New Study Warns Up To 70% Of Americans Will Eventually Catch COVID-19 And The Pandemic Could Last 2 Years

    Are we still going to be dealing with this coronavirus pandemic in 2022?  According to a shocking new study that was just released by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, the total duration of this pandemic “will likely be 18 to 24 months”, and “60% to 70% of the population” may need to catch the virus before we get to the point of herd immunity.  Of course I have been warning for quite some time that most people in the United States will eventually catch this virus because this pandemic will never be over until herd immunity is achieved.  But most of our politicians are carefully avoiding using the phrase “herd immunity” because they don’t want to alarm the general population.

    These days, the mainstream media is full of talk about “reopenings” and “recovery”, but the raw numbers paint an entirely different picture.  Despite the fact that most of the country has been locked down for weeks, we just had our deadliest day so far.  The following comes from CNBC

    The United States just had its deadliest day on record due to the coronavirus as states across the country begin to ease restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus, according to data published by the World Health Organization.

    The U.S. saw 2,909 people die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the data, which was collected as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday. That’s the highest daily Covid-19 death toll in the U.S. yet, based on a CNBC analysis of the WHO’s daily Covid-19 situation reports.

    If this is happening even though most people are currently confined to their homes, what is going to happen once a whole bunch of states attempt to “reopen”?

    I think that we all know the answer to that question.

    But as long as our hospitals can handle it, we should allow people to go back to work, because the truth is that this virus is going to burn through our population whether there are lockdowns or not.

    In fact, this alarming new study from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy is projecting that the virus will not finally burn itself out until about 70 percent of the population is immune

    As coronavirus restrictions around the world are being lifted, a new report warns the pandemic that has already killed more than 230,000 people likely won’t be contained for two years. The modeling study from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota also says that about 70% of people need to be immune in order to bring the virus to a halt.

    There are many that are hoping that a “vaccine” can get us to herd immunity a lot faster, but that is a false hope.

    If you don’t believe me, go to Google and do a search for an instance where scientists have developed a successful vaccine for a coronavirus.

    You won’t find one, because there has never been a successful vaccine for any coronavirus in all of human history.

    We can slow down this pandemic by implementing lockdowns, but that just kills the economy and extends the suffering.  In the end, there is no way that we are going to be able to stop this pandemic until herd immunity is achieved, and that is precisely what this new CIDRAP study is saying

    “The length of the pandemic will likely be 18 to 24 months, as herd immunity gradually develops in the human population,” the report says. “Given the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2” — the virus that causes COVID-19 — “60% to 70% of the population may need to be immune to reach a critical threshold of herd immunity to halt the pandemic.”

    Lockdowns were never going to end this pandemic, and anyone that thought that was not being realistic.

    For now, we have survived the first wave of this virus, but CIDRAP is also warning us that we need to brace ourselves for more waves to come

    The report lays out several possible scenarios, including one in which a larger wave of illnesses may happen in the fall or winter of 2020 and then subsequent smaller waves in 2021. The researchers say this model — similar to the pattern seen in the devastating 1918 Spanish flu pandemic — would “require the reinstitution of mitigation measures in the fall in an attempt to drive down spread of infection and prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed.”

    If you work in a setting where you have any sort of interaction with the public at all, there is very high probability that you will catch this virus.

    And once you catch this virus, there is a very high probability that you will spread it to the rest of your family.

    The good news is that many people never get any symptoms at all, and most of those that do get ill eventually recover.

    But more than 68,000 Americans have died during this pandemic so far, and the death toll will almost certainly cross 100,000 in a few weeks.  So the truth is that this pandemic is killing a lot of people, and we need to take it very seriously.

    Before COVID-19 ever hit our shores, I was warning my readers to “get prepared”, and thankfully a lot of them did just that.

    And it turns out that many among the elite were busily preparing for a future crisis as well.  In fact, I was stunned to learn that Bill and Melinda Gates stored up food in advance.  The following comes from a recent BBC interview

    EMMA BARRETT: In terms of your own — again, just to talk about you and Bill for being so familiar with this — had you made any preparations? I was very struck by when I rewatched Bill’s talk from 2015, he rolled that barrel onto the stage and said, “When I was growing up, nuclear was kind of the threat, everyone was very worried about bombs and all sorts of threats like that, and we had this barrel in our basement where we’d have to go and eat out of it if we went in.” Had you done preparation in your own lives?

    MELINDA GATES: We had done some preparation, yes.

    BARRETT: What does the mean in terms of — because we had issues here in the UK with people panic shopping — how does a couple like you, who has this insight, how do you get prepared for that?

    GATES: A number of years ago, we talked about, “What if there wasn’t clean water? What if there wasn’t enough food? Where might we go? What might we do as a family?” So, I think we should leave those preparations to ourselves. We had prepared, and had some food in the basement in case needed, and now we’re all in the same situation.

    Sadly, most ordinary Americans didn’t do anything to prepare in advance, and that is one of the reasons why there was so much “panic buying” during the early stages of this pandemic.

    But now a lot of people are being lulled into a false sense of security again, and the mainstream media just keeps insisting that the worst part of this pandemic is now behind us.

    It would be great if that was true, but what if it isn’t?

    What if CIDRAP is correct and this pandemic stretches all the way into 2022?

    Ultimately, a lot more Americans are going to get sick and a lot more Americans are going to die in the months ahead, and it appears that our battle with this virus could still be in the very early chapters.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    SLAYING THE MULTITUDE: Trump Prevails – CHECKMATE!

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

    In the end, Covid-19 will be remembered mostly, financially speaking, for ACCELERATING the unimaginable wealth gap that exists in the western world, as it does in developing countries. The UBER-RICH has won again, but I believe that the masses will not GO DOWN so easily this time around.

    For now, the markets are just ECSTATIC and that does give me pause since they’ve ESSENTIALLY erased most of the March crash, but it’s not that simple at all.

    Our biggest-ever WINNER is Bitcoin, which we covered at $400/coin, something that we believe will probably NEVER occur again. It is currently making 20-TIMES our money and will remain a LEGENDARY TRADE.

    Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

     

    No doubt we’re in the midst of DEPRESSION-LIKE conditions; there’s going to be FRICTION going forward, since 26 million people, who represent around 20% of the workforce, are ON THE SIDELINES.

    The good news is that there are TWO antiviral treatments that are seeing GREAT RESULTS.

    Gilead Sciences is the maker of Remdesivir, which is REPORTEDLY getting satisfactory results in trials.

    You must DREAM BIG right now.

    The liquidity being offered by governments and central banks IS UNPRECEDENTED.

    Both from the standpoint of investment opportunities and career-building, EVERYONE was hurt by this pandemic, which means that EVERYONE is in search of value-creation.

    Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

    The market gains are DRIVEN SOLELY by computer trading right now, which went from net short to ALL-IN LONG, but our indicators are showing that they’re not looking TO STOP BUYING.

    This is all playing right into the hands of President Trump. Think about this:

    1. The villain is China: Everyone sees the TOTALITARIAN REGIME in the red country as a threat.

    Literally, if Trump’s goal three years ago was to show America and the world that China is a BURDENSOME nation, Covid-19 is the perfect catalyst for achieving this end.

    The Wuhan Lab leak is turning into the OFFICIAL MAINSTREAM story.

    The trust level that Europeans, Australians, and other Asian countries are showing towards China is DWINDLING.

    1. Checks In The Mail: President Trump is also portraying himself as the father and mother of the common man.

    The helicopter money, small business loans, rescue packages, infrastructure programs, and the likely TAX CUTS – all of it is DOING HIS POPULARITY a lot of good.

    1. 2M vs. 60K Death Toll: We’re going to keep hearing about this for many months to come!

    We all know by now that the mathematical models, which inflated projected CALAMITY and bodies piling up, were DEAD-WRONG.

    Obviously, Trump will take credit for DEFEATING this by taking pro-active measures.

    1. Re-Opening Pressures: Notice that President Trump is now the one URGING everyone to get back to work.

    He knows as much as we do that this virus is nothing for MOST PEOPLE. Therefore, we MUST OPEN while keeping our elderly and sick away from danger.

    He coined the term the cure can’t be worse than the disease and it’s gaining him popularity.

    This is a REMARKABLY UNIQUE recession since there’s a vibe from the top down that no one did anything wrong, so as a collective we must HELP EACH OTHER.

    It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out.

    In the meantime, Gilead Sciences looks to be on the verge of cracking a cure for Covid-19, which will alleviate MUCH OF THE RISK from the dreaded 2nd wave and from the re-opening.

    The panic looks to be OVER.

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    All Of The Coronavirus Models Were Wrong

    How is it possible that all of the coronavirus models could have been so completely and utterly wrong about what was going to happen?  Very early in this pandemic, some models that were predicting millions of deaths caused quite a bit of panic all over the globe.  In fact, a projection done by researchers at the Imperial College of London warned that 40 million people could die from COVID-19 this year alone.  Obviously that estimate was dead wrong, and it has become quite clear that this pandemic is not an “end of the world” scenario.  But on the other extreme, there have been a lot of models that were forecasting a relatively low death toll, and those models have been proven to be completely wrong as well.

    For example, the Los Angeles Times just published a story that discussed the fact that a number of models had projected that the U.S. would not reach 60,000 deaths until “late summer”…

    The death toll from COVID-19 reached nearly 60,200 in the United States on Wednesday, and confirmed cases surpassed 1 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some models had suggested the U.S. would not reach this milestone until late summer.

    Well, we just blew by that figure and we are rapidly moving up toward 70,000 deaths.

    During the 24 hour period that just ended, another 2,390 Americans died from COVID-19, and the number of daily deaths is likely to escalate as some states attempt to “reopen” in the weeks ahead.

    But a prominent model that the Trump administration has been relying on very heavily had been projecting that there would not be a single U.S. death from the coronavirus after June 21st…

    An influential model cited by the White House predicts that coronavirus deaths will come to a halt this summer, with zero deaths projected in the United States after June 21.

    Not a single person will die in the ensuing month and a half, according to the model, which makes predictions until August.

    Obviously some U.S. officials must strongly disagree with that sort of a projection, because the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the federal government just ordered 100,000 more body bags…

    The federal government ordered 100,000 new Covid-19 body bags, in what officials described as preparations for a “worst case” scenario.

    The giant order last week for “human remains pouches” comes as more than 58,000 Americans have died from Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

    That would seem to be a tremendous waste of money if this pandemic is essentially going to be over in June.

    Of course the truth is that this pandemic is not going to end any time soon, and every day we continue to get more indications that it is going to be much more grisly than many had originally anticipated.  For instance, on Wednesday police in New York found dozens of dead bodies stored in trucks outside a funeral home…

    Police found dozens of bodies being stored in unrefrigerated trucks outside a Brooklyn funeral home and lying on the facility’s floor Wednesday, law enforcement sources told The Post.

    Between 40 to 60 bodies were discovered either stacked up in U-Haul box trucks outside Andrew Cleckley Funeral Services in Flatlands or on the building’s floor, after neighbors reported a foul odor around the property, sources said.

    And the entire nation was stunned to learn that almost 70 people have died at a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts

    Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S.

    While the death toll at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home continues to climb, federal officials are investigating whether residents were denied proper medical care and the state’s top prosecutor is deciding whether to bring legal action.

    While it is true that this pandemic is not “the end of the world”, nobody out there should be attempting to claim that it is a “nothingburger” either.  Just check the carnage that authorities in Ecuador have been dealing with

    Front line medics in one of Latin America’s coronavirus epicenters are lifting the lid on the daily horrors they face in an Ecuadoran city whose health system has collapsed.

    In one hospital in Guayaquil overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, staff have had to pile up bodies in bathrooms because the morgues are full, health workers say.

    In another, a medic told AFP that doctors have been forced to wrap up and store corpses to be able to reuse the beds they died on.

    The only reason why we haven’t seen a lot of other health systems around the world get overwhelmed is because most of the planet is shut down right now.

    As some parts of the globe attempt to “reopen”, it is inevitable that cases will start to surge again in those areas.  In fact, that is precisely what is starting to happen in Germany.

    Sadly, this pandemic has become highly politicized at this point, and there are many out there that would love to exploit it for their own nefarious purposes.  For example, Hillary Clinton told Joe Biden during an online town hall that “this would be a terrible crisis to waste”

    This is a high-stakes time, because of the pandemic. But this is also a really high-stakes election. And every form of health care should continue to be available, including reproductive health care for every woman in this country. And then it needs to be part of a much larger system that eventually — and quickly, I hope — gets us to universal health care. [Biden nods] So I can only say, “Amen,” to everything you’re saying, but also to, again, enlist people that this would be a terrible crisis to waste, as the old saying goes. [Biden nods] We’ve learned a lot about what our absolute frailties are in our country when it comes to health justice and economic justice.

    Instead of dividing us even more deeply as a nation, this pandemic should be bringing us together.  And hopefully that will happen, because even greater challenges are in our future.

    But for now, we still have a very long battle with this virus ahead of us.

    Many more Americans are going to get sick and many more Americans are going to die, and we really don’t have any idea what the final numbers are going to look like because all of the “scientific models” have been dead wrong so far.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    The Facts That Prove That Almost Everyone Is Wrong About This Coronavirus Pandemic

    When it comes to COVID-19, most Americans seem to be gravitating toward one of two extremes.  Some are treating this pandemic like it is the end of the world, while many others are dismissing it as a “nothingburger”.  But the truth is somewhere in between.  Nobody can deny that lots of people are getting sick and lots of people are dying.  In fact, the U.S. death toll has doubled in a little over a week and it has now shot past the 47,000 mark.  And as this pandemic progresses, a lot more people are going to get sick and a lot more people are going to die, and this is going to be true whether the lockdowns continue or not.  The lockdowns were never going to stop COVID-19, and anyone that believed that was just being delusional.

    The only time a lockdown should be instituted is if a pandemic has gotten so bad in an area that hospitals are being absolutely overwhelmed, because if people can’t get treatment that is a factor that could potentially increase the overall death toll substantially.

    In most of the United States that is not happening right now, and so in most of the nation the lockdowns should be immediately ended.

    But won’t a lot more people start getting sick if that happens?

    Of course, and this is something that the “nothingburger” crowd doesn’t understand.  Lifting the lockdowns is going to cause the virus to cycle through our population at a much faster rate, and the numbers will get pretty ugly.  But as long as the medical system can handle it, lockdowns are not necessary.

    What “the end of the world” crowd does not understand is that when you are dealing with a virus that spreads as easily as this one, it is inevitable that most of the population will eventually become infected.  You can “flatten the curve” and delay the inevitable with lockdowns, but that also prolongs the pandemic.  In the end, roughly the same number of people will get sick and roughly the same number of people will die no matter how the pandemic is “managed”.

    This week, the “nothingburger” crowd has made a really big deal out of the fact that a study conducted in L.A. county discovered that about 4 percent of all residents had already developed COVID-19 antibodies, and they were trying to use that study to prove that this pandemic is not much of a threat at all.

    Actually, it shows just the opposite.

    This pandemic is not going to be over until herd immunity is achieved, and according to Johns Hopkins that does not happen until 70 to 90 percent of a population has developed immunity…

    When most of a population is immune to an infectious disease, this provides indirect protection—or herd immunity (also called herd protection)—to those who are not immune to the disease.

    For example, if 80% of a population is immune to a virus, four out of every five people who encounter someone with the disease won’t get sick (and won’t spread the disease any further). In this way, the spread of infectious diseases is kept under control. Depending how contagious an infection is, usually 70% to 90% of a population needs immunity to achieve herd immunity.

    So let’s do some really quick math.

    Let’s assume that the study conducted in L.A. County is representative of the nation as a whole and that approximately 4 percent of all Americans have now developed antibodies.

    And let’s also assume that herd immunity for COVID-19 will be achieved when 80 percent of the total population has developed antibodies.

    If 47,000 Americans have died at the current 4 percent level of exposure, that means that we could potentially be looking at an overall death toll of 940,000 once we hit an 80 percent exposure level.

    Does anyone in the “nothingburger” crowd want to try to claim that 940,000 dead Americans is not a big deal?

    I keep hearing people say that this virus “is just like the flu”, and that is absolutely absurd.  As Mike Adams of Natural News has pointed out, COVID-19 has killed more Americans in the last 17 days than the flu did in the last year…

    In the last 17 days, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed more Americans (35,087) than the regular flu kills in an entire year (34,157 for the last year). It obliterates any last shred of the argument — still heard across the independent media — that the coronavirus is “no worse than the flu.”

    The coronavirus remains the No. 1 cause of death in America on a day-to-day basis, clocking in at 2,804 deaths just today. Total deaths in the USA will exceed 46,000 tomorrow, confirming our earlier projection that estimated 46,000 to 93,000 deaths from coronavirus in the USA by the end of July. It’s not even the end of April, and we’re already beyond 45,000. (At the time we made the projection, it was dismissed as “crazy” by the very same people who still claim the coronavirus is “no worse than the flu.” Those are the people who can’t do math.)

    And actually the number of Americans dying from the coronavirus is being seriously undercounted.

    In New York City, if someone dies at home they are typically not tested to see if they have the coronavirus.  So even though the number of city residents dying at home is now nearly ten times higher than normal, the vast majority of those cases are never showing up in the official numbers.

    But the “end of the world” crowd seems to think that if we just keep everyone at home long enough that we can significantly reduce the final death toll from this pandemic, and that just isn’t accurate either.

    Right now, the virus continues to spread even though most of the U.S. has now been locked down for weeks.  In fact, there were nearly 30,000 more confirmed cases during the 24 hour period that just ended.  Whether it does it relatively quickly or relatively slowly, this virus will continue to rip through our population until we eventually get to the point of herd immunity.

    “Experts” such as Bill Gates are suggesting that the lockdowns are “buying us time” until our scientists can develop a “vaccine”, but the truth is that is really not much more than a pipe dream.

    As I pointed out yesterday, there has never been a successful vaccine for any coronavirus in all of human history, and now that scientists have discovered approximately 30 different strains of the virus that will just make the task of trying to develop a vaccine even more complicated.

    Sadly, the reality of the matter is that this virus is going to be with us for a very long time to come.  Eventually herd immunity will hopefully be achieved, but until then a lot of people are going to get sick and a lot of people are going to die.

    And fear of this virus is going to be with us for a long time to come as well, and that is going to paralyze our economy whether there are lockdowns or not.

    The bottom line is that this virus is not going to be stopped, and the economic collapse that has now begun is not going to be stopped either.

    But this isn’t the end of the world, and most of us will get through this.  Of course even bigger challenges lie beyond the end of this pandemic, but that is a topic for another article.

    As of this moment, COVID-19 has killed more than 184,000 people around the globe, and by the end of this pandemic the overall death toll is likely to be much, much higher than that.

    There is no way that you can possibly call that a “nothingburger”, and sticking your head in the sand is not going to help anything.  But on the other hand, trying to lock down the entire planet is not going to solve this crisis either.  It will simply delay the inevitable, because this virus is just going to continue to spread no matter what actions our politicians take.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    Is The “Second Wave” Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Already Here?

    Top health officials and the mainstream media keep insisting that “the worst is behind us”, but is that actually true?  According to Worldometers.info, 2,804 new coronavirus deaths were added to the U.S. total during the 24 hour period that just ended, and that was a huge increase over the 1,939 new deaths from the previous 24 hour period.  In addition, we are seeing an alarming explosion in the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Singapore, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Peru, India, Brazil and Russia.  So while it is true that the lockdowns have temporarily slowed down the spread of the virus in some areas of the globe, it appears that we are witnessing the emergence of a “second wave” in other areas.  And of course the countries that have been successful in slowing down this pandemic could see another huge surge in cases once their lockdowns are ended.  Sadly, the truth is that we are still in the early stages of this crisis, but most people don’t seem to realize that.

    On Tuesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield made headlines all over the globe when he warned that there could be a “second wave” of COVID-19 next winter…

    A second coronavirus outbreak could emerge this winter in conjunction with the flu season to make for an even more dire health crisis, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told The Washington Post in an interview.

    “There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a story published Tuesday. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.”

    But what if he is completely wrong and the “second wave” is already here?

    Or perhaps it may be more accurate to say that the first wave has never ended.

    If you go to the Johns Hopkins dashboard for this pandemic, you will notice that the global curve of confirmed cases has not “flattened” much at all even though much of the planet has been “locked down” for weeks.

    And the antibody data is telling us that virtually the entire global population is still vulnerable.  According to the WHO, only 2 to 3 percent of the entire global population has developed antibodies for this virus…

    The head of the World Health Organization on Monday said that likely no more than 2% to 3% of the global population have developed antibodies for COVID-19.

    Here in the United States, a study of adults in L.A. County found that only 4 percent of them had developed antibodies for this virus…

    Four percent of adults in Los Angeles County tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in a recent study, suggesting hundreds of thousands of people might have actually been infected in early April when only 8,000 cases had been confirmed.

    So what this means is that we are a long, long, long way from herd immunity.

    More than 95 percent of the population is still vulnerable, and that means once the lockdowns are lifted this virus could start spreading like wildfire inside the U.S. once again.

    In fact, the number of confirmed cases in Georgia is soaring just as that state is preparing to end the current restrictions…

    The number of coronavirus deaths and infections in Georgia has spiked over a 24 hour period as the state prepares to partially lift lockdown restrictions this week – and cases across the country have doubled in two weeks to more than 200,000.

    The death toll in the state increased by 85 in 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 772. Infections spiked by more than 1,000, bringing the number of cases in the state to more than 19,300.

    And in Massachusetts, authorities are warning that the death toll in that state will likely double “in less than a week”

    Massachusetts has quickly become a hot spot of coronavirus infections with the state’s death toll expected to double in less than a week.

    COVID-19 deaths are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts where officials are scrambling to boost hospital capacity and trace new infections to curb the spread of the disease.

    That certainly doesn’t sound like “the worst is behind us” to me.

    And I don’t even know what to make of this story from Philadelphia

    The horror of the coronavirus pandemic took an especially macabre turn on Sunday afternoon when a Ford pickup truck pulled up behind the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office with five or six bagged bodies stacked in its open cargo bed.

    The driver got out, spoke briefly to a medical examiner’s employee who seemed unnerved by the delivery, and then climbed onto the cargo bed, walking on bodies that initially had been covered by mats, according to an Inquirer photographer who was working near the site in University City.

    Look, I understand that a lot of people out there are still mocking this pandemic and are absolutely convinced that it is a “nothingburger”.

    One of those skeptics was 60-year-old John McDaniel

    On March 15, he seemingly commented on Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at home order, which required shops, bars and restaurants to close.

    “If what I’m hearing is true, that DeWine has ordered all bars and restaurants to be closed, I say bulls***!,” the post reads.

    “He doesn’t have that authority. If you are paranoid about getting sick just don’t go out. It shouldn’t keep those of us from living our lives.”

    Now he is dead, and it was the virus that he mocked that killed him.

    And even if you get this virus and survive, it can permanently scar your lungs and leave you with “breathing difficulties for months”.

    So please don’t mock this virus, because if you get hit really hard by COVID-19 it will be one of the worst experiences of your life even if you live through it.

    For those that believe that a vaccine will be the golden ticket that gets us out of this mess, I am afraid that you may be setting yourself up for disappointment.  There has never been a successful vaccine developed for any coronavirus, and one leading expert is openly warning that it is possible that “we will never get a coronavirus vaccine”.

    And if things weren’t already complicated enough, now a new study has discovered that there are “at least 30 different variations” of COVID-19.

    A new study in China has found that the novel coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 different variations.

    The results showed that medical officials have vastly underestimated the overall ability of the virus to mutate, in findings that different strains have affected different parts of the world, leading to potential difficulties in finding an overall cure.

    So not only do scientists have to come up with a successful vaccine for a coronavirus for the first time in history, they also have to hope that they are targeting the correct strain.

    Good luck with all that.

    Unfortunately, the truth is that this pandemic is going to be with us for a long time to come, and what we have experienced so far is just the very beginning of our problems.

    Even if all of the lockdowns around the world were kept in place for the foreseeable future, this virus would continue to spread.

    And in the long run, approximately the same number of people are going to catch this virus and approximately the same number of people are going to die no matter what restrictions are instituted.

    This pandemic is not going to be over until COVID-19 roars through most of the population and herd immunity is achieved, and the numbers are telling us that we are a long, long way from that point.

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    The Twisted Political Considerations That Are Going To Extend The Lockdowns And Deepen This Economic Depression

    For better or worse, COVID-19 has become the most important political issue of the 2020 election.  And it is very unfortunate that this pandemic has erupted in an election year, because for many of our politicians finger pointing has become much more important than finding solutions.  In particular, Democrats seem quite eager to exploit any stumbles by President Trump, and many on the left are absolutely thrilled that Joe Biden’s poll numbers have improved over the past couple of weeks.  But if this pandemic rapidly subsides over the next few months and the economy dramatically improves by November, that could potentially be enough to put Trump over the top.  The stakes are incredibly high for both sides, many regard this upcoming election as the most important in modern American history, and no quarter will be given as operatives from both parties seek any advantage that they can possibly get.

    From the very beginning of his presidency, top Democrats, the mainstream media and activists on the left have usually responded to any stance that Trump has taken by immediately taking the exact opposite position.

    If Trump said the sky was blue, they would say it was red.  And if Trump said that the sky was red, they would say that it was blue.

    This coronavirus pandemic has given us quite a few examples of this phenomenon.  When Trump decided that this pandemic was serious enough that travel with China should be shut down, they immediately slammed him for being “racist” and they insisted that he was overreacting.

    And when Trump started touting hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment, they immediately started coming up with all sorts of reasons why people should not be taking it.

    Whatever Trump does or says, the left instinctively has a negative reaction to it.

    In recent days, Trump has encouraged states all over the country to start reopening their economies, and anti-lockdown protests all over America have become very pro-Trump in nature

    Anti-lockdown protests continued to gather momentum across the United States Monday as armed demonstrators waving Trump 2020 flags and ignoring social distancing rules called for America to reopen immediately.

    Crowds gathered close to one another in North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California, calling for their ‘liberty’. Armed militia groups protested alongside young families and Americans out of work, all calling for businesses to be reopened.

    Meanwhile, those on the left have been loudly denouncing the anti-lockdown protests, they have been arguing that it would be “dangerous” to end the lockdowns too soon, and top Democrats on both coasts are telling us that the lockdowns in their states could last for several more months at least.

    And on Monday, a group of 45 “leading thinkers” on the left released a report which warned that reopening the country too soon could cause “a resurgence of COVID-19 that would cost the US economy trillions of dollars”

    In a report titled ‘Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience’ released Monday, more than 45 leading economists, social scientists, lawyers and ethicists warned that sending Americans back to work too quickly will likely cause a resurgence of COVID-19 that would cost the US economy trillions of dollars.

    The experts labeled COVID-19 ‘a profound threat to our democracy, comparable to the Great Depression and World War II’ as they outlined the three main components to safely ending quarantine: testing, tracing and supported isolation – a combination known by the acronym TTSI.

    So how long do these “leading thinkers” believe that we should extend the lockdowns for?

    Well, their report suggests that we will need to be cranking out 20 million tests a day before it will be safe to reopen the entire country…

    Test producers will need to deliver 5 million tests per day by early June to safely open parts of the economy by late July, according to the report. To “fully re-mobilize the economy,” the country will need to see testing grow to 20 million a day, the report suggests.

    “We acknowledge that even this number may not be high enough,” according to the report.

    It is difficult to believe that the authors of that report were serious when they put that in there.

    I don’t think that we will ever get to the point where 20 million Americans are being tested per day, and that is certainly not going to happen in 2020.

    Needless to say, there is a perverse incentive for those on the left to drag out these lockdowns for as long as possible, because the worse the economy does the harder it is going to be for Trump to win in November.

    So whether they are doing it consciously or unconsciously, there seems to be a desire on the left to squeeze as much drama out of this pandemic as they possibly can and to blame Trump for everything that has gone wrong.

    I think that one nominee for the biggest drama queen during this crisis so far should be CNN host Brian Stelter.  Just check out what he tweeted on Saturday

    “Last night, I hit a wall,” Stelter tweeted on Saturday. “Gutted by the death toll. Disturbed by the govt’s shortcomings. Dismayed by political rhetoric that bears no resemblance to reality. Worried about friends who are losing jobs; kids who are missing school; and senior citizens who are living in fear.”

    “I crawled in bed and cried for our pre-pandemic lives,” he said. “Tears that had been waiting a month to escape. I wanted to share because it feels freeing to do so. Now is not a time for faux-invincibility. Journos are living this, hating this, like everyone else. ”

    Yes, this pandemic has been a great tragedy, but as I pointed out yesterday it isn’t the end of the world.

    Life will go on, and as long as our hospitals are not being overwhelmed, we need to let people get back to work.

    But most Democratic governors are not willing to even consider such a move yet, because ending the lockdowns now would be seen as an admission that Trump and the anti-lockdown protesters were right.

    Plus, many of them realize that ending the lockdowns “too quickly” could give Trump a boost in November.

    So even though some conservative states such as Georgia are moving very quickly to lift their “shelter-in-place” orders, many liberal states are going to drag their lockdowns out for as long as they think they can.

    All of this is extremely unfortunate, because our approach to this pandemic should have nothing to do with political considerations.

    But these days virtually everything in America has taken on a political tone, and that is only going to intensify the closer we get to election 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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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    Most Americans Are Not Going To Be Able To Handle What Is Ahead

    Based on how Americans are handling the coronavirus lockdowns, it is hard to be optimistic about what will happen when a really severe crisis hits us.  Yes, this pandemic is definitely a great tragedy.  There are more than 700,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. and more than 40,000 Americans have died.  But it isn’t the end of the world.  I am sorry to tell you this, but COVID-19 is not the worst thing that we are going to face.  In fact, it is not even close to the worst thing that we are going to face.  So it is a bit disheartening to see so many Americans responding to this pandemic so poorly.

    Let me give you some examples of what I am talking about.  Polling firms have been extremely active lately, and even though nearly 40 percent of all U.S. adults are obese, one survey found that Americans are binging on snack foods during these lockdowns like never before

    About 40% of people say they’ve been eating more snack foods since the outbreak began, with 26% admitting they’re finding comfort in chocolate, specifically, according to a Harris Poll of 2,013 US adults conducted over the weekend.

    If overeating was all that we had to worry about, I could live with that.

    But it turns out that Americans are also indulging in a whole bunch of other self-destructive behaviors during this time.  At a moment in our history when alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. are already at an all-time high, heavy drinkers have decided that this pandemic is a perfect opportunity to drink even more

    One in five said they are guzzling more alcohol, though that number was higher, at 30%, among those 18 to 35 — or millennials and Gen-Zers.

    In areas that have been hit extremely hard by COVID-19, sales increases have been especially dramatic.  In New York City, one liquor store owner says that it is “like New Year’s every day” during his city’s lockdown…

    With the initial surge of panic buying over, wine and marijuana sales are still way up, presenting an opportunity — and a challenge — for the businesses scrambling to meet the demand spikes and shifts in consumer behavior.

    “It’s like New Year’s every day,” said Mark Schwartz, the owner of Little Mo Wine and Spirits in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, who has seen alcohol sales shoot up fourfold.

    Of course while they are eating and drinking they need something to do, and so the average American is streaming approximately eight hours of shows and movies every single day…

    The average American is passing the time amid the new coronavirus pandemic by streaming roughly eight hours of shows and movies every day, a recent survey shows.

    OnePoll surveyed 2,000 Americans with access to at least one streaming service and found that not only was the average person watching eight hours’ worth of content but also likely went through three series in a week alone, StudyFinds reported.

    This helps to explain why Netflix stock has been absolutely soaring recently.

    Personally, I have never watched “Tiger King” and I have absolutely no desire to do so.  In fact, I have not had a Netflix subscription for over a decade.  Very few corporations have embraced pure evil to the extent that Netflix has, but most Americans don’t seem to care, and right now Netflix is absolutely rolling in revenue.

    In addition to binge watching television, Americans are also doing much more online gambling

    Online poker revenues were up more than 100 percent from February, and iGaming revenue reached a new record of $64.8 million according to the figures released Wednesday for New Jersey, one of two states that allow online gambling.

    To me, this doesn’t make any sense at all.

    One recent survey found that about half of all Americans will have run through all of their savings by the end of April.  If you aren’t going to have enough money to pay your bills next month, why would you want to be gambling the little money that you do have away?

    Sadly, it does not appear that our society is equipped to handle hard times.  Even before this pandemic started, the suicide rate in the U.S. was at an all-time record high, and more Americans were overdosing on drugs than ever before in our history.

    But everything that I have shared with you so far pales in comparison to what I am going to share with you now.

    As this pandemic has sent a wave of fear sweeping across the country, it has also created a boom in business at abortion clinics all over America

    The Trust Women abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, reported performing 252 abortions in March, up from 90 in March, 2019. Julie Burkhart, the chief executive of Trust Women, told RT.com this week that between the Wichita, Kansas clinic and her other clinic in Oklahoma City (which was briefly closed but has since reopened), they have seen a “300 to 400 percent” increase in their patient load.

    “The women who have been calling are uncertain about having a baby when the world is so unpredictable all of a sudden, and they’re worried about money due to the sharp rise in unemployment,” she said. “We’ve been seeing more women calling earlier than usual in their pregnancy, and there’s this urgent nature to it.”

    Just like with individuals, great challenges tend to reveal who we truly are as a nation.

    And right now the message that we are sending to the rest of the world with our behavior is not a good one.

    Past generations of Americans were called to go to war, but we have been called to stay at home for a few weeks, and we can’t seem to even handle that very well.

    Amazingly, the mainstream media has somehow convinced a majority of the American people that the lockdowns should continue.  Just check out what a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll just found

    Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they are more concerned that a relaxation of stay-at-home restrictions would lead to more COVID-19 deaths than they are that those restrictions will hurt the U.S. economy, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    But while strong majorities of Democrats and independents are more worried about the coronavirus than the economy, Republicans are divided on the question, with almost half of them more concerned about how the restrictions could affect the economy.

    The longer these lockdowns persist, the more self-destructive Americans are likely to become.

    But eventually they will end, and most people will attempt to resume their normal lives.

    Of course it is just a matter of time before an even bigger crisis than this pandemic comes along, and if we are failing so badly this time around, how in the world will people be able to handle something even worse?

    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. 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 any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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