Thursday, January 23, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-22

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-01-22 - Unknown rotten egg odor blows through coastal Santa Rosa County (Florida):

Quote: "Santa Rosa County Public Safety says it has received reports of an odor from areas from Munson to Midway. Several county residents have told Channel 3 News that it smells like natural gas."

2020-01-22 - Unknown rotten egg odor blows through Jackson (Mississippi):

Quote: "From Bellingrath Road to Bellewood Drive, from Dinsmor to northwest Jackson, residents have reported the same strange odor. 'It was in the front yard,' Wilson Day said. 'Come out the front door. Definitely smelled the odor. It was noticeable, it was a strong, natural, gas smell.' Atmos Energy says they received hundreds of calls reporting gas smells in Ridgeland and Jackson. They went to check the source of the odor and found they did not have any leaks."

2020-01-22 - All-electric plane bursts into flame at airport in Prescott (Arizona):

Note: This is the 9th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2020-01-22 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in Pensnett (Britain):

2020-01-22 - Wildfire breaks out, merges with another fire and threatens suburbs of Canberra (Australia):

Quote: "An emergency-level fire near the Canberra suburb of Beard has forced the Canberra Airport to cancel all incoming and outgoing flights. The fire, which began yesterday in Redwood Forest in Pialligo, jumped the Molonglo River and is approaching Beard, Harman, Oaks Estate and Crestwood. It has also merged with a second fire on Kallaroo Road, which began in the same suburb of Pialligo this morning. The combined fire is now called the Beard fire and is at an emergency level."

2020-01-22 - On coastal Kangaroo Island in Australia, wildfires left death and destruction:

2020-01-22 - Wildfire threat returns to Sydney (Australia), temp expected to hit 41C:

2020-01-22 - China closes off the city of Wuhan with a population of more than 11 million in an attempt to stop the spread of deadly virus:

Quote: "China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush."

Note: The horse has already left the barn...

2020-01-22 - Home explodes and burns in Tremont (Mississippi), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Sheriff Dickinson says the house fire is due to an explosion."

Note: This is the 7th residential explosion in 2019...

2020-01-22 - Commercial building rocked by electrical explosion and fire, man ignites, in Pacoima (California), 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Medical facility under construction devastated by massive fire at 1 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-01-22 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in the wee hours, burns and sinks, near coastal Gujarat (India):

Quote: "A fisherman went missing, while six others were rescued after their boat caught fire and sank mid-sea off the Porbandar coast in Gujarat in the wee hours of Wednesday, an association said."

Note: This is the 185th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-22 - In 3 separate incidents, train car bursts into flame at 6 AM and homes go up in flames at 3 AM and 5:30 AM, in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Pyramid Lake near Castaic (California):

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-25 in Fort Collins (Colorado):

Quote: "Initial emergency radio communication indicated that the vehicle was a semi-trailer cab that caught fire."

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway in Ipoh (Malaysia):

Note: These are the 114th, 115th and 116th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-22 - Box truck bursts into flame on Bedok Reservoir Road in coastal Singapore:

2020-01-22 - SUV bursts into flame on Mitchell Road in Chillicothe (Missouri):

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business on Front Street in Blair (Nebraska):

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home near Fifth and Fairview Streets in Albion (Nebraska):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Danville (Virginia):

Quote: "The Danville Fire Department worked to put out a car fire that spread to a carport and a nearby house."

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame at CVS in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame inside shop on Redwood Road in North Salt Lake (Utah):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near Christiana (Delaware):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on Bancroft Avenue in Wilmington (Delaware):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on Water Street East in coastal Summerside on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

Quote: "It’s not the first car to catch fire on Island roads in recent days."

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame in carpark on Guy Miles Way in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Gloucester (Britain):

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on Nightingale Way in Denham Green (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 22 January, 9.50am Car on fire, Nightingale Way, Denham Green. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus, one hose reel, and a dry powder extinguisher."

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame in layby along the M5 near Bletchley (Britain):

Quote: "Wednesday 22 January, 9.06am Firefighters responded to a call to a car on fire, layby of A5 Portway, Manor Fields, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended. The fire was out when they arrived. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera and one hose reel."

2020-01-22 - Car bursts into flame on Freeman Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Freeman Street, Grimsby. Wed 22 Jan 2020 07:45 (No: 001326) Car fire. 1 BA and 1 hose reel in use."

2020-01-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 near Garden Street in coastal Titusville (Florida):

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck and garage destroyed by fire on Billy Goat Hill Road in Christian County (Kentucky):

2020-01-22 - Auto shop and apartment destroyed by massive fire at 3:27 AM in the Town of Dryden (New York):

2020-01-22 - Car dealership damaged by fire shortly after 1 AM in Epsom suburb of coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "Firefighters were called out to a dealership on Great South Rd, in Epsom, after an alarm went off shortly after 1am."

2020-01-22 - Furniture and upholstery business damaged by fire at 12:45 AM on North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2020-01-22 - Home damaged by fire on Fort Caroline Road in the Arlington area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-01-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Watkins Road in coastal Palm Bay (Florida), 2 dogs killed:

2020-01-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM on North Main Street in Hope Mills (North Carolina), nobody there:

2020-01-22 - Home destroyed by fire on Langdon Road in Richmond (Maine), nobody there:

2020-01-22 - Home destroyed by fire on Greenwood Drive in Piscataway (New Jersey):

2020-01-22 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Mingle Inn Road in Salem Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-22 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM on Chantilly Court in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2020-01-22 - Deadly fire burns home on Worplesdon (street) in Powhatan (Virginia), 1 killed:

2020-01-22 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:12 AM on Kildare Avenue in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2020-01-22 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:30 AM on Hudson Street in Fort Worth (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-01-22 - Deadly fire burns duplex on Jill Court in Edison (New Jersey), 2 killed:

2020-01-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2:05 AM on Fifth Avenue in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 killed:

Quote: "A second person has died in Wednesday’s fatal Park Slope blaze that killed one other, according to police and sources."

2020-01-22 - Vacant home burns in Phenix City (Alabama):

2020-01-22 - Police dog, age 2, has 'medical emergency' and dies in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced one of its K9s died after a medical emergency Wednesday. Two-year-old Chop was rushed to the hospital immediately but didn't survive."

2020-01-22 - Man and teen boy die in stream in Bluegumbosch (South Africa):

2020-01-22 - College student, man, found dead in car at parking garage at university in Windham (Connecticut):

2020-01-22 - College student, man, 22, found dead at home on North Dunn Street in Bloomington (Indiana):

2020-01-22 - Man slumps over dead in tent along Lower Empire Lake in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):

2020-01-22 - Man found dead in pond or lake in Sun City (Arizona):

2020-01-22 - Man, 35, found dead near hiking trail at South Mountain Park in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-01-22 - Person found dead on bike path near Fitchrona Road in Fitchburg (Wisconsin):

2020-01-22 - Infant found dead at home on Coolidge Road in Lafayette (Tennessee):

2020-01-22 - Man found dead at dairy farm in Galt (California):

2020-01-22 - Woman found dead in ditch in Opolis (Kansas):

2020-01-22 - Person found dead in the water near marina in coastal Inwood (New York):

2020-01-22 - Man, 19, water polo athlete, sickens in swimming pool and dies at the North Harbour Water Polo Club in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A promising 19-year-old New Zealand water polo player has died suddenly during a training session on Auckland’s North Shore. Rowan Brown, a former Rangitoto College student, became ill while swimming at a practice for the North Harbour Water Polo club’s senior men’s team last night."

Note: Very similar to the superstar Olympic swimmer, man, 26, who suddenly sickened in a swimming pool while training in Gainesville, Florida last year then went to the locker room and dropped dead, mentioned in the 2019-03-18 update. If you're in a hurry to die and beat the rush, getting into water - and especially getting water on your head - seems like a decent way to increase your odds of not being alive anymore...

2020-01-22 - Man, 64, drops dead in bathroom at home in coastal Phuket (Thailand):

Quote: "She heard water running inside the house and called her husband to help her check if he was all right. They found their Singaporean neighbour lying dead inside the bathroom."

Note: Water running - had he just taken a shower or bath and gotten water on his head before he dropped dead?

2020-01-22 - Man has 'medical incident', car and SUV collide head-on, in coastal Burnaby (Canada), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police are investigating, but it appears a medical incident led to the collision, according to Burnaby RCMP."

2020-01-22 - Firefighting C-130 tanker plane crashes and burns in New South Wales near Cooma (Australia), 3 killed:

2020-01-22 - Small plane crashes into berm at airport, flips over, bursts into flame, in Corona (California), 4 killed:

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 4 AM, crashes into tree, on I-45 in Harris County (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 305 in Fowler Township (Ohio):

2020-01-22 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-91 in Holyoke (Massachusetts), 1 lightly injured:

2020-01-22 - SUV drives into streetcar tunnel on Queens Quay in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "Reports say in this case, the driver may have had a medical issue."

2020-01-22 - SUV veers off road, crashes into commercial building, building collapses, in Kennett (Missouri), 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Harlowe (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on I-75 in Alachua County (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Car plows into Port Authority bus in McCandless (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

Quote: "The police chief said he believes the 50-year-old driver may have had a medical emergency because, so far, they haven’t found any evidence the car’s brakes were engaged. The driver of the car was identified by the medical examiner Wednesday night as Anthony John Diulus, 50 of Pittsburgh."

2020-01-22 - Car and pickup truck collide head-on just after 4 AM in Braintree (Massachusetts), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on I-10 in Kenner (Louisiana), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police do not believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash."

2020-01-22 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole, in Mansfield (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2020-01-22 - Five coyotes attack and injure dog in Phoenix (Arizona):

2020-01-22 - Building under construction collapses in Okara (Pakistan), 2 killed:

2020-01-22 - New mud volcanoes form on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago:

2020-01-22 - Shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Kirkagac (Turkey):

2020-01-22 - Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes in the San Fernando Valley (California):

2020-01-22 - Meteor explodes in the sky over Lake Huron:

2020-01-22 - US drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals':

2020-01-22 - Cape May warbler that normally winters in the West Indies turns up in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2020-01-22 - IMF warns of new Great Depression, Russia ahead of the curve due to increased cash and gold reserves:

2020-01-22 - US Department of Transportation proposes that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals on flights:

Quote: "The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals, which must be allowed in the cabin at no charge. Airlines could ban emotional-support animals including untrained dogs, cats and more exotic companions such as pigs, pheasants, rabbits and snakes."


  1. Happy Friday Jonny, everyone.

    Starting off with the all-electric plane bursting into flames (ie. NO JET FUEL) unsuspiciously, then following up with yet another home explosion and a commercial building also blasting apart (with a person catching fire in the process), then moving along to the multi-JJFH events in NC, the young dog suddenly dying, the top-shape athlete keeling over (along with the man in his bathroom) and all the college students dropping dead - what other conclusion can we come to except that JJFH is the real deal?! Every headline on your post points to it, because it's happening so frequently: all the cars suddenly going up in flames, the "medical episode-caused" weird accidents, planes coming down on fire, electrical infrastructure regularly exploding, and this is EVERY DAY!

    Great job, Jonny! Thanks again for keeping us all informed of the persistent spread of toxic and flammable gases wreaking havoc on civilization in so many ways.

    A ‘High-Level Exercise’ Conducted 3 Months Ago Showed That A Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill 65 Million People

    Just over three months ago, a “high-level pandemic exercise” entitled “Event 201” was held in New York City. On October 18th the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together “15 leaders of business, government, and public health” to simulate a scenario in which a coronavirus pandemic was ravaging the planet. The current coronavirus outbreak that originated in China did not begin until December, and so at that time it was supposedly just a hypothetical exercise.

    I find it quite interesting that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was involved, because they are also financial backers of the institute that was granted a U.S. patent for “an attenuated coronavirus” in November 2018.

    It appears that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been quite interested in the threat posed by coronaviruses for quite some time. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Friday, 24 January 2020
    AT least 28 people have been killed and almost 60,000 affected in the latest floods to hit the disaster-prone Mozambique: Torrential rain kills 4 in neighbouring Madagascar

    More than 10,200 houses have been damaged or destroyed, including 2,589 completely shattered, and at least 47 schools have been affected. In Zambezia, the province with the highest number of people affected, flooding since the beginning of 2020 has damaged infrastructure, destroyed crops and led to displacement. Nearly 2,300 hectares of crops are currently flooded, less than two months before the planned harvest. [more]

    Chinese Mystery Disease Update No 7: Coronavirus linked to pigs? Hundreds of millions of Chinese pigs died of disease last year: Up to 50,000 people are walking around, many unaware they are sick.

    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats and wild animals. Hundreds of millions of pigs died in China last year due to African Swine Flue, has the virus mutated? [more; yes, of course!; we saw yesterday that the current nCoV strain appears to originate in the snake species]

    An alternative view of the Wuhan, China coronavirus outbreak [~ 31 min. Robin Westenra video; links]

    UPDATE on the Coronavirus outbreak - 112,000 dead

    [this, from Hal Turner, SHOWS what he's talking about]
    Coronavirus in China: 23 Million QUARANTINED, 2.8 Million Infected; 112,000 DEAD

    The new virus is different from SARS, in that it causes rapid kidney failure.

    As of Thursday, 23 January, the government of China has QUARANTINED a total of EIGHT cities: Wuhan, Huanggang, Ezhou, Chibi, Xiantao, Qianjiang, Zhijiang and Lichuan

    20,000,000+ citizens in total. [more; see pics, text]

  3. [some end of the week headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, January 24, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Auto industry seen consolidating as falling demand, higher costs bite

    Steep losses in China stocks hit Asia, oil tumbles as virus fears grow

    International Cargo On US Great Lakes Plunges 7%

    'Peak Greed' Fuels Record Junk Bond Sales in Europe

    Majority Of CEOs Fear Persistent Global Slowdown, Most Since 2009

    Maturing junk debt hits record, posing elevated default risks, Moody's says
    Corporate America is awash in junk debt, and the situation could deteriorate substantially in the next five years as a record amount of issuance comes due.

    The Future of What's Called "Capitalism"

    Head of U.S.' largest bank says central banks are fueling a sovereign debt bubble, negative-rates won't 'end well'

    Texas Instruments To Close Two Dallas-Area Chip Factories Amid Slowdown

    United pushes 737 Max return until fall, leaving it short on planes for summer travel rush

    No alternative to grounded Boeing 737 MAX, Aercap CEO says
    Can Boeing Survive Its MAX Problems?

    Coronavirus set to impact Chinese airlines' first quarter profit: Aercap CEO

    Global airlines on high alert as virus outbreak spreads

    DEA, TSA Sued For Stealing 79-Year-Old Man's Life Savings From His Daughter At An Airport

    Scientists move 'Doomsday Clock' to latest time in history

    Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices: opposition

    Venezuela's Guaido sees appeal waning even at home

    In the Name of "Security" Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding

    Pentagon will start figuring out AI for lethality in 2020

    US Envoy Warns Iran Not to Withdraw From NPT
    Note: Israel is a non-signatory despite its nuclear arsenal. -- RF

    Iran tells Europe not to follow US by undermining nuclear pact

    Amid US Threats, Can Europe Take Back Its Iran Deal?

    US Commander: Troops in Iraq Face More Threats From Shi'ites Than ISIS

    Statement from Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on Migrant Caravan

    [2nd part next]

  4. French union cuts power to thousands of homes in pensions protest

    The Great American Shale Oil & Gas Bust: Fracking Gushes Bankruptcies, Defaulted Debt, and Worthless Shares
    After a Decade of Fracking, Billions of Dollars Lost and a Climate in Crisis

    America's Radioactive Secret
    Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America

    U.S., Canadian oil company bankruptcies surge 50% in 2019: report

    US Calls On Libya To Immediately Resume Oil Production

    Tankers Idle At Libyan Ports As Oil Exports Dry Up

    Is the U.S.-China deal doomed from Day 1?

    China says new virus adapting and mutating

    Coronavirus: WHO declines to declare international emergency

    Coronavirus cases rise to more than 650 worldwide as infection spreads to new countries

    Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

    BPA in Your Body May Be 44 Times Higher Than Reported

    Nationwide Surgical Gown Shortage (US)

    Iceland didn't hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading
    Is secondhand screen time the new secondhand smoking?

    1982 American Petroleum Institute Report Warned Oil Workers Faced 'Significant' Risks from Radioactivity

    Russians See Pollution as a Greater Threat Than Terrorism – Poll

    The Greatest Extermination in History: How Humans won the war on Whales

    Monarch butterfly population critically low on California coast – again

    The Similarities Between The US's Case Against Julian Assange And Brazil's Against Glenn Greenwald Are Uncanny

    WikiLeaks Editor: US Is Saying First Amendment Doesn't Apply To Foreigners In Assange Case

    OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria

    How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela

    Tepco estimates 44 years to decommission Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant
    Decommissioning will never be completed. -- RF

    "The 2-Child Policy Has Failed": China's Birth Rate Hits Record Low As Growth Slows

    Just in Time! Lenders Seek Congressional Approval for No Income Mortgages

    Wall Street: A Fraud-Monetization System with a Money-Printing Unit Called the New York Fed

    Stocks Rise as Zombie Companies Proliferate

    Everyone should be worried about Social Security and 401(k) plans — including the presidential candidates

    U.S. economy to coast, no big boost expected from trade deal: Reuters poll

    Transportation Sector Crashed Hard and What it Means

    23 Headlines Obscure Biden's Lies About Cutting Social Security

    Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Admits America Has No 'Left Party'

    Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?

    FBI, which conducted surveillance on MLK, sees backlash after social media post

  5. This fire was so close to me I could hit it with a stone if I had an arm like Aaron Rogers during his peak years.....

    Haven't noticed soapy water, but I run all drinking water through a Berkey filter.


    Manufacturing plant in Houston goes boom!

  7. An exchange student from China may have the coronovirus after coming back to Texas A&M for Spring Semester. He started showing symptoms two weeks after being in Wuhan. Yep. That would be the ground zero city of Wuhan. Two whole weeks! If he does have the coronovirus I wonder how many he infected? The CDC should have test results by the end of today.

  8. Two weeks! Hope he's got something else. If it can lay dormant for two weeks then it's pretty close to being a worst-case scenario Apocalypse virus.

    1. There are now two very intelligent guys I know, whose opinion on these types of matters that I trust, who have said that this will most likely be a global pandemic. Both of them are not the types who engage in sensational hyperbole. Very cautious types. So I sit up and pay attention when guys like this start using the word 'pandemic'.

  9. PIE NET ZERO [~ 13 min.]

    Hey Mike. Buy a NIOSH mask NOW and use it. This thing is spreading all over very quickly, and still mutating. Now, instead of getting a fever first, the goddamned virus just straight up KILLS due to multiple organ failure. Meanwhile the fact that China (1st or a close 2nd global economy) will become the first country to be hit hard ECONOMICALLY by this virus causes real concern that the rest of the globe will also be affected (economically as well as from the disease). The knock-on effects can cause an extended slow down of the global economy, which we've read can cause the rapid overheating of the planet due to reduced emissions of particulates (aerosol masking effect), and then we're off to the collapse of civilization races!

    When we're dealing with a pandemic for which we have NO IMMUNITY, any "worst case" scenario could become the norm very quickly - especially if people start to panic.

    As Jonny says, the [pale] horse[man] is already out of the barn. The situation is going to deteriorate quickly, so that by Spring we'll be in full-blown crisis mode, the way i see it. The airport screenings are just a show - very few people even show symptoms. All the other people on all those planes that carried infected people all over the world should also have been quarantined as a precaution, but they weren't, so the disease is now spreading uncontrollably, and (as one article said) people are walking around in public unaware that they are even infected. Who knows how many students at Texas A & M are now infected - THEY won't even know for a few weeks whether they're even sick or not! Then they go home to their families and neighborhoods and spread it even further.

    This could very well be the initial event that causes the whole of humanity to go extinct.

    1. Several weeks ago I read about an Australian study that showed pretty conclusively that Elderberry is pretty effective in staving off the flu virus, or at least helps to lessen the effects of it if caught. I read this before the coronovirus story really blew up, but I started drinking Elderberry tea to help with the "regular" flu that is going around. I also just recently started taking Elderberry capsules daily as well. Just thought I'd throw that out there for those who might be interested. I really hate getting sick with viruses. Any viruses. I damn sure don't want to die that way. That would really suck.

  10. I *almost* died from the 1968 Hong Kong flu pandemic. I got a fever, family was concerned, but thought I might be okay at home. Then I puked and my fever spiked really bad. They called our doc, and he said to get me in a tub with some ice and he'd be right over (house calls!). He saw me, took my temp (108F) and told my family to get me to the hospital immediately.

    I was barely conscious on the way, lost consciousness before I was checked in. The flu had spread, and I had bronchitus and pneumonia in both lungs. I woke up briefly under an oxygen tent, barely able to breathe. And then for the next day I was in and out of consciousness. Every breath was a terrible struggle, just mind-bendingly difficult. More than once I thought that that might be it, that I might not be able to take another breath. I was very weak. But an inner voice kept telling me, you can do it. One breath at a time. Do that and you'll live. So one breath at a time I plodded through the day as my body fought a war with that virus.

    Finally, I regained consciousness and I could tell that I'd beaten it. The fever had broken and I wasn't bathed in sweat. Breathing was easier. But surviving that virus, fighting that battle, it changed me physiologically. I went into the hospital a mildly plump little boy, and I came out a shriveled-up skeletal waif. I was incredibly skinny and had problems putting on weight for the next 30 years.

    That was the closest I ever came to dying. I was literally at Death's door for a while.

    1. Wow! What a horrific experience. You were a tough little guy to fight through that.

      During my adult life I have averaged getting the flu about once every 7 or so years. I don't know if it was luck or a good immune system. Many seem to get the flu either annually, or around once every two or three years. But I have gotten a flu, or a virus in general, three times over the past three years. I'm not a happy camper about it. I got the flu in 2017, skipped 2018, then had two this past year. Not sure if the one I had in October was a flu. It seemed to be more of a stomach virus with the dreaded diarrhea. The first night I had a very hot temperature of 104, and probably 105 for a while. I had the worst chills in my life. The uncontrollable shaking was very disconcerting, to say the least. I've had chills before, but nothing like that night. Then it took over a week to recover fully. But there was only one night of fever. So I don't know what the hell that virus was.

      Anyway, my lucky streak with viruses is over. Hence the Elderberry. Hoping it helps at least somewhat.

  11. While we await the Texas A&M test results.....

  12. Copy that and thanks for the link, Mike!

    How elderberries can help you fight the flu

    According to tradition, these dark, purple berries can fortify a person's immune system. New evidence suggests this is correct — and research explain how. [more; the jellies are tasty]

    First Sunrise Since November for Barrow, Alaska

    The northernmost city in the United States, Barrow, saw the sun rise above the horizon on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2020.

    That was the first time since November 18, 2019. [more]

    Friday, 24 January 2020
    A powerful 6.9 quake rocks Turkey ( Reduced by USGS to mag 6.7) rocks Turkey this afternoon: Today's quake is the 10th of January and 2020 and the 3,094th of this century!

    A powerful shallow quake rocks Turkey: This afternoon a magnitude 6.7 - 4km ENE of Doganyol, Turkey according to USGS.

    This quake could be significant, no fewer than four major tectonic plates (Arabia, Eurasia, India, and Africa) and one smaller tectonic block (Anatolia) are responsible for seismicity and tectonics in the Middle East and the surrounding region. Geologic development of the region is a consequence of a number of first-order plate tectonic processes that include subduction, large-scale transform faulting, compressional mountain building and crustal extension.

    Today's quake is the 10th of January and 2020 and is the 10th major quake of the new decade and the 3,094th of this century! I guess they are not gonna stop.

    6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Turkey - one dead, two injured

    According to the EMSC, the earthquake was felt in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. [more]

    Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months' worth of rain in 48 hours

    At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria dumped approximately two months' worth of rain in just two days. According to Meteo France forecaster Olivier Proust, it was the worst storm to hit the region during the winter period since January 1982.

    2nd coronavirus case confirmed in US

    A second U.S. case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in a patient in Chicago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The patient, a woman in her 60s and a Chicago resident, had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December. She was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to Illinois health officials. [more]

    [and from Capt. Obvious]
    Australia bushfires contribute to big rise in global CO2 levels: UK's Met Office

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  13. Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'

    one of the virologists who helped identify the SARS virus visited Wuhan, where this virus originated, he didn't see nearly enough being done to fight it. People were out at markets without masks, "preparing to ring in the New Year in peace and had no sense about the epidemic," Guan Yi of the University of Hong Kong's State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases told Caixin. Airports were hardly being disinfected, Guan continued, saying the local government hasn't "even been handing out quarantine guides to people who were leaving the city." [more]

    Japan faces decision over Fukushima contamination

    At Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors.

    They must decide what to do with the rows and rows of tanks - that hold radioactive and treated waste water - because they're running out of space.

    An expert panel last year said there should be two choices - either let the water evaporate, or dilute it, then dump in the ocean. [more]

    Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

    The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries like agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups. [more]

    Thai protesters demand action as air pollution clouds Bangkok

    Dozens of activists held a rare protest on Thursday over air pollution in Bangkok, a day after Thai officials closed schools due to concern over the impact.

    Levels of air pollution in the capital, the world's most visited city, have hovered at unhealthy levels over the past month - over 100 on the air quality index.

    The index breached the 151 threshold seen as dangerously unhealthy for the general public late last week, and continued to climb until it hit 163 on Monday, according to monitor AirVisual.

    Schools were closed for the day on Wednesday, and by Thursday the index dropped back to 121.

    The activists, wearing pollution masks, said they were marching to the Government House because of authorities' inaction. [more]

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  14. Welp, Scientists Found 28 New Virus Groups in a Melting Glacier

    Scientists have unearthed 28 previously undiscovered viruses, which were trapped in Arctic ice from 15,000 years ago.

    The team collected the samples from the Guliya ice cap in Tibet, and published their work to the pre-print website, BioRxiv.

    As Arctic ice and permafrost continues to thaw, scientists are concerned that ancient pathogens and toxic chemicals may be released into the environment.

    Gases like methane [,hydrogen sulfide] and carbon dioxide, which have been trapped in the long-frozen earth, are being released into the atmosphere at alarming rates. Permafrost houses twice as much carbon than what's currently found in the atmosphere, climate change scientist Sue Natali of the Woods Hole Research Center told the BBC.

    In recent years, researchers have pulled samples of smallpox, Spanish flu, bubonic plague, and even anthrax from thawing permafrost. Scientists have also found harmful pollutants, such as mercury, trapped in the reservoirs beneath Alaskan permafrost. [more]

    Philippines' Duterte threatens to end military deal with the United States

    "If you do not do the correction, one, I will terminate the bases, the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). I will finish that son of a bitch," Duterte said in a wide-ranging speech before former Communist rebels. "I am giving the government and the American government one month from now." [more]

  15. Body of missing Notre Dame student found in lake on campus

    A University of Notre Dame student who was missing since Tuesday was found dead on Friday.

    Annrose Jerry, 21, had not been seen since 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman-Morse Hall on the South Bend, Indiana, campus, which is about 150 miles north of Indianapolis, according to a statement from the university. Her body was found in Saint Mary's Lake around 11:15 a.m.

    There were no apparent signs of trauma.

    [in hilarious news]
    A black man received a settlement in a race discrimination lawsuit. When he tried to cash the check, the bank called the cops, prompting a second racial discrimination case.

    Sauntore Thomas, 44, of Detroit, Michigan, has filed a racial discrimination against TCF Bank, according to the Detroit Free Press.

    He said the bank refused to accept checks he received in a settlement from a separate racial discrimination lawsuit he had filed against his employer, Enterprise Leasing Company.

    He said the bank accused him of fraud and called police to investigate the checks.

    Thomas said the checks were real, and he was able to deposit them at a Chase Bank hours later. [more]