Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Event Update For 2020-03-16


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

2020-03-16 - Unknown rotten egg odor sickens shopper at Walmart in Kelowna (Canada):

Quote: "A shopper reported a rotten egg smell which made them feel ill."

2020-03-16 - Scientists baffled after Antarctic pond turns purple on Humble Island in Antarctica:

Quote: "A strikingly purple pond on Humble Island, Antarctica. We think the color comes from penguin colony 'input' nearby. But why it turns so purple... not sure."

Note: Purple-sulfur bacteria thriving on hydrogen sulfide created by ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea eating penguin shit in anoxic waters...

2020-03-16 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on street in Ahmedabad (India):

Quote: "A 35-year-old man was charred to death when the car he was driving caught fire near Hathijan Circle on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday morning."

Quote: "Primary investigations revealed that the victim got trapped in the car after got locked automatically due to the fire, police said."

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus death toll rises by record 18 overnight with 3500+ cases in the United States:

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 42 with 769 confirmed cases in Washington State:

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus cases rise to 6 in Missouri:

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus death toll rises by record 129 overnight to 853 in Iran:

Quote: "Iran reported another 129 fatalities from the new coronavirus on Monday, the largest one-day rise in deaths since it began battling the Middle East’s worst outbreak, which has claimed more than 850 lives and infected a number of senior officials in the country."

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus patients age 80 or older may not receive treatment in Italy:

Quote: "Italian coronavirus patients who are 80 or older will not receive intensive care if the crisis worsens, under emergency plans being proposed in Turin. The plans drawn up by civil protection officials warn that 'it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment' if there are too many patients. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria 'must include age of less than 80'."

Note: I imagine the same thing will happen in the US once our hospital beds are full too, along with any other country experiencing a healthcare system overload...

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus turns world's busiest airport into ghost town in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-03-16 - Coronavirus rocks restaurants in the US, this chart shows just how bad it has gotten:

Note: Damn, that looks baaaad!

2020-03-16 - Messages from quarantined Italians make clear how many things can change in 10 days:

2020-03-16 - Economic experts warn climate crisis could spur financial crash like 2008:

2020-03-16 - Police station destroyed by fire at Bearskin Lake First Nation (Canada):

2020-03-16 - Cargo ship damaged by cargo hold fire while docked in port on the Yellow Sea:

Quote: "General cargo ship reported fire in cargo hold or holds in the morning Mar 16, the ship is berthed in port, Yellow sea. Chemicals mentioned as the cause of fire. Crew and portworkers who were on board evacuated, all are safe."

Note: This is the 335th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike in Okeechobee County (Florida):

2020-03-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 near coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2020-03-16 - Tractor bursts into flame in Hartland, Devon (Britain):

Note: These are the 399th, 400th and 401st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-03-16 - Forklift truck bursts into flame in Gnosall (Britain):

2020-03-16 - RV and garage go up in flames at home on Waverly Drive in Modesto (California):

Note: This is the 77th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-03-16 - Van bursts into flame in Semley (Britain):

2020-03-16 - SUV bursts into flame on I-580 near Lakeview Hill in Washoe Valley (Nevada):

2020-03-16 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Prayagraj (India):

2020-03-16 - SUV bursts into flame at 2:38 AM on Atholl Street in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2020-03-16 - Car goes up in flames on Seling Avenue in Rosedale (Maryland), 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Car bursts into flame in Rattery, Devon (Britain):

2020-03-16 - Auto shop heavily damaged by massive fire on Market Street in Paterson (New Jersey):

2020-03-16 - Nickel-plating business damaged by fire on West 74th Street in Bedford Park (Illinois):

2020-03-16 - Church destroyed by fire in the wee hours on NE Stella Street in Duvall (Washington):

2020-03-16 - Carpet business destroyed by fire at 2 AM on MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans (West Virginia), cat killed:

2020-03-16 - Converted garage heavily damaged by fire on Riverside Drive in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Timothy Lane in Lower Nazareth Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-03-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Worcester (Massachusetts):

2020-03-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Electric Avenue in Fitchburg (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2020-03-16 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pinckney Road in coastal Savannah (Georgia), 2 dogs killed, nobody there:

2020-03-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 1:45 AM on West Willow Knolls Drive in Peoria (Illinois):

2020-03-16 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Gardere Lane in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2020-03-16 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire before 6 AM on South Rhodes Avenue in Chicago (Illinois), 2 injured:

2020-03-16 - Deadly fire burns home near Gull Lake (Canada), 2 killed:

2020-03-16 - Deadly fire destroys fourplex apartment building on Divide Road in Johnson County (Tennessee), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Vacant home burns on 14th Avenue North in Nashville (Tennessee):

2020-03-16 - Dozens of birds mysteriously die in Bengaluru (India):

2020-03-16 - Woman and baby found dead in apartment on Ridgewood Avenue in Holly Hill (Florida), 2000 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Police said they did not see any trauma on the woman and baby found dead in the apartment. A woman and an approximately one-month-old baby were found dead Tuesday in a Holly Hill apartment and investigators did not yet know their names or what caused their deaths, police said."

2020-03-16 - Woman found dead along the bank of West Clear Creek in Camp Verde (Arizona):

2020-03-16 - Man falls off boat and dies near coastal St. Andrews Bay (Florida):

2020-03-16 - Man found dead in ditch near the Nueces River in San Patricio County (Texas):

2020-03-16 - Man, 30, found dead near Sequoyah Road in Soddy-Daisy (Tennessee):

2020-03-16 - Man, 37, found dead on street in Stockton (California):

2020-03-16 - Man found dead on beach near Vidal Street in coastal White Rock (Canada):

2020-03-16 - Man, 60, found dead in marshy area in Srinagar (India):

2020-03-16 - College student, woman, found dead in Sadar (India):

2020-03-16 - Woman, 59, found dead in apartment in Toa Payoh area in coastal Singapore:

2020-03-16 - Man has 'medical episode' while driving, dies shortly later, in Lymm (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died after suffering a medical episode behind the wheel."

2020-03-16 - Man has 'medical episode', car crashes, on the A647 near Leeds (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "It is believed the driver had a suspected medical episode at the wheel. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition."

2020-03-16 - Small plane crashes near airport in Pinedale (Wyoming), 2 injured:

2020-03-16 - Transit bus and car crash on River Road in Shelton (Connecticut), 3 injured:

2020-03-16 - Tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, on I-40 in Flagstaff (Arizona), 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Tanker truck overturns on I-35 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-03-16 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on the M1 near coastal Sydney (Australia), 1 killed:

2020-03-16 - Dump truck overturns at 6:40 AM on US 192 near coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2020-03-16 - SUV veers off road, crashes into tree, on Flat Swamp Road in Newtown (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Car veers across median, hits SUV head-on, near coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida), 3 killed:

2020-03-16 - Car veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, in Santa Paula (California), 1 injured:

2020-03-16 - Above-average February temperatures topple over 1,000 records in the US:

2020-03-16 - India’s hot climate got hotter in the past decade:

2020-03-16 - Tropical Cyclone Herold brings severe flooding to Madagascar:

2020-03-16 - More heavy rain and flooding hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan), 11+ killed:

2020-03-16 - Heavy rain, snow and morning frosts set to hit Spain and Portugal:

2020-03-16 - Dow experiences biggest point drop in history and second-biggest percentage drop in history:

Note: This percentage drop was bigger than either of the two big plunges during the Great Depression. When those two Great Depression plunges occurred, people at the time didn't realize a Great Depression had begun. It could be that a Second Great Depression has now begun and people don't realize it yet...

2020-03-16 - Intel trains neuromorphic chip to detect 10 different odors:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Happy Humpday. Let's get through this week, eh? ["hoser!" - like i'm from Canada].

    [Arctic News posted a 2nd article we should look at]

    Methane, Earthquake and Sudden Stratospheric Warming

    On the morning of March 12, 2020, peak methane levels were as high as 2902 ppb (parts per billion) at a pressure level of 469 mb (millibar, equivalent to an altitude of some 6 km (almost 20,000 feet).

    an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale hit an area in between Greenland and Svalbard on March 11, 2020, at 21:30:03 (UTC), 2020, at depth of 10 km.

    It appears that the earthquake did cause destabilization of sediments at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean in between Greenland and Svalbard, containing methane in the form of hydrates and free gas, with the destabilization resulting in the eruption of methane that subsequently reached the atmosphere. [more]

    Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days

    ['me teh-yeh sum'm: ain'-gone be no taxes dis yee]

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020
    Christopher Greene says the USA has fallen
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/03/christopher-greene-says-usa-has-fallen.html [~ 5.5 min. video]

    [from Full Spectrum Survival]
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-latest-on-coronavirus.html [~ 27.75 min. video]

    Chris Martenson [~ 45.25 min. video]

    New Zealand now has 20 cases of coronavirus

    Eight new cases of coronavirus in NZ, Health Ministry confirms

    Indications of a coming lockdown in the USA

    National Guard are being deployed in California [more]

    [Zero Hedge]
    Coronavirus Spreads To All 50 States As 1st Case Reported In West Virginia; NYPD Officer Tests Positive

    Update (2050ET): The New York Post reports that an NYPD officer from the city's 1st Precinct (located on the East Side of Lower Manhattan) has tested positive for the virus, and another 30 officers have called out sick (17 of whom have displayed flu-like symptoms). [more; long summary first]

    [2nd part next]

  2. Advice from a nurse in Texas

    This is from a ICU nurse In Texas.............

    I have been in healthcare all my life, and now, over 30 years in I am now an ICU nurse practitioner dealing with critical illness and life support issues. Those of you who have come to me for advice in the past know that I am a straight shooter and i have never bullshitted you on matters of health. With that in mind....here we go.

    COVID19 is here. In America. NOW. Circulating in communities, both detected and undetected. There is no stopping it. COVID19 is a respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV2, a new (novel is the scientific word) strain of coronavirus that has emerged in humans since December 2019. It is related to the SARS virus that circulated in 2002-3. We got lucky then. Our luck is not so good this time.

    It is not the flu. It doesn't feel like the flu. And it is deadlier than the flu by every measure we have undertaken in affected countries. It will make the rounds and many of us will catch it. Most of us wont have a problem with it however... a significant number of us will get fairly sick and may need hospitalization... of those about half of those hospitalized will likely end up in the ICU and possibly on breathing machines... and of those sickest, there will be deaths. COVID19 at its best is showing a 0.8% mortality rate, which is 3x worse than the flu. That is in countries that have extensive testing and detected both the well AND unwell who are positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus, which causes the COVID19 illness.

    There are 350 million folks in america, roughly. People are throwing around this number of "less than one percent". Well let me tell you: Do the math. A very small percentage of a very large number is STILL a large number. [more]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. A witness to the start of financial and economic collapse
    Headed for Disaster: US banks are running out of cash
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-witness-to-start-of-financial-and.html [Hal Turner - ~ 7 min. lead-in podcast]

    This Week: Medical Collapse, Food Shortages, and Anarchy, Begin . . .

    1. In Europe and the U.S., the number of infected people, the REAL NUMBER, is in TENS OF MILLIONS. In other words, the virus reached the point where NOTHING, no matter what, will be able to stop it.

    2. There will be shortages of food and basic necessities, and these shortages will be felt in a matter of days, in certain countries, and by the end of the months, in most countries.

    3. The healthcare systems will collapse this week, in most countries in Europe and the U.S. War-like triage will start this week in Europe, and by the end of next week, in the whole U.S.

    4. Power outages will start in April, once SHTF will be full-blown in many, MANY countries across the world.

    5. At least ONE country will fall to partial anarchy this week. At least 10 countries will be under martial law this week. Tons of social protests will take place this week, mostly small scale, and containable. But it will be just the start.

    6. The peak of the first wave will be reached in May/June, in most countries, but the second wave will start in September/October.

    7. Medical staffing will suffer big losses in human lives, making things worse each day, every day. The armed forces and the police forces are already affected by the virus, and will be much more affected in the coming weeks, with society losing the last line of defense in front of anarchy and criminality.

    8.Some (hopefully) good news. I hope that my numbers are wrong, and the number of already infected people is much lower, making the lock-downs and even martial law drastically slowing down the contagion. If so, WE CAN, as society, go past 3-4 weeks of hardship (2020-type of hardship), and be able to keep things relatively normal.

    My advice, for anyone who is reading this : the best thing to do now, is simply to avoid, 100%, ANY TYPE OF CONTACT.

    Will we see if the McPherson paradox is correct in coming months?

    [we're probably already seeing it in its early stage]

    The time has come to HUNKER DOWN and wait for the storm to pass

    [advice from Robin Westenra; ~ 110 min. Tru-News podcast]

    Dengue Fever Cases Are Soaring in Latin America

    Dengue fever cases are soaring in Latin America, all the way from Mexico to Chile.

    More than three million cases – a figure six times higher than the previous year – were reported in Latin America last year and the upward trend is continuing.[includes ~ 2.5 min. video]

    One Colombian city has seen a 500 percent increase in cases in a month.

    About half of the world’s population is now at risk. There are an estimated 100-400 million infections each year. [more]

    Three fires in Jefferson County Colorado cause evacuations

    At least 50 acres burned [more; pics & short news video]

    A chilling scientific paper helped upend U.S. and U.K. coronavirus strategies – “Even if all patients were able to be treated, there would still be in the order of 250,000 deaths in Great Britain, and 1.2 million in the U.S.”

    We might be living in a very different world for a year or more.

    Neil Ferguson, professor of mathematical biology, Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team [more; i'll say!]

  4. [some midweek headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, March 18, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    World Bank adds $2 billion to funds available for coronavirus response

    Coronavirus wreaks havoc on retail supply chains globally, even as China's factories come back online

    Nordstrom to close stores in U.S., Canada, withdraws 2020 outlook due to coronavirus

    'D' word rears head as coronavirus-hit markets brace for recession

    The Pandemic May Cause A Global Depression - We Need Demand Side Measures To Counter It

    Coronavirus Fears, Oil Price Plunge Send Copper to 3-Year Low

    Automotive Industry Could Virtually Come To A Halt Over The Coronavirus Outbreak

    Oil Nations Could See Income Crash By Up To 85 Percent In 2020

    After Blowing $4.5 Trillion on Share Buybacks, Airlines, Boeing, Many Other Culprits Want Taxpayer & Fed Bailouts of their Shareholders

    Soldiers in Europe for Defender 2020 to return home amid pandemic

    Iraq military bases: US pulling out of three key sites

    Oil Demand To Plunge By 10 Million Barrels Per Day

    Breaking Bad: Uncovering The Oil Industry's Dirty Secret

    Military sees surge in sites with 'forever chemical' contamination

    American Red Cross faces 'severe blood shortage' as cancellations increase due to coronavirus

    'Test, test, test': WHO chief's coronavirus message to world
    [what are you, a rock star at soundcheck?]

    Mother Nature and globalization to blame for Covid-19 crisis

    Latest on the spread of coronavirus around the world

    Will humidity stem spread of coronavirus? It's too early to say, but one specialist is hopeful

    Study Finds No Evidence of Maternal-Fetal Transmission of COVID-19 [so baby will get it after it is born]

    Coronavirus - A Lockdown Is Not Enough

    Welcome to Dystopia: My Life Under Lockdown in Spain

    Cyberattack hits U.S. health department amid coronavirus crisis [probably from Iran, under U.S. sanctions]

    Attacks on DOD Networks Soar as Telework Inflicts 'Unprecedented' Loads

    US drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling [because it was made-up!]

    As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions [funny how that works out, in-it?]

    Trump announces $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

    $1,000 in Free Money Won't Go Far

    U.S. hotel, travel industry ask for bailout as job cuts begin

    Neo-McCarthyism Is Spreading Faster than the Coronavirus

    Covid-19 Helicopter Money: Go Big Now or Go Home

    Port Of Los Angeles Container Volume Plummets Most Since Financial Crisis

    33 Million Jobs Lost: Mnuchin Tells Congress That Without Bailouts, Depression Era Unemployment Awaits

    Trump dismissed coronavirus pandemic worry in January — now claims he long warned about it

    'We're grossly unprepared': Nurses share their frustration as the coronavirus spreads with little direction from the government or hospitals on how to mitigate it

    New breed of US survivalists prepped for collapse

    Like An Episode Of M*A*S*H: Hospitals Pitch Triage Tents, Prepare For Surge
    Volunteers 3D-Print Unobtainable $11,000 Valve For $1 To Keep Covid-19 Patients Alive; Original Manufacturer Threatens To Sue [hey - go fak!]

    Sliding Doors: Did the U.S. Miss Its Opportunity to Control the Virus? [you betcha - and probably on purpose]

  5. Yeah, I think the coronavirus is a coordinated effort to enable martial law in most countries. China would have been on high alert for any form of attack from the US including a bioweapon, but they supressed information about it until it got going. They even arrested the 1st doctor that pointed it out. They should have made him a hero. We're in for a shit show!

    Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for all the updates and the bonus info in the comments. Things are getting stinkier here. Get a whiff every time I get close to the lake.

  6. Hey Terry! Long time no hear from - glad you're still with us!

    Yeah, the death of the globalists/globalist takeover rages over the net. It's way over my head. i can't keep up or keep track of who's who and what's what. It's enough keeping up with the end of industrial civilization, climate change and all the other effects (methane spiking, aerosol masking effect, etc.), but i don't doubt what you're sayin'! It'd be the perfect cover for the roll out of 5G, which has a lot of the same affect on people as the flu! Alex Jones is all over it, but i keep it all at arms length. Hal Turner has been pretty accurate of late too.

    All i know, i go to the once well-stocked supermarkets and there are an awful lot of bare shelves. This ain't gonna be fun.

    The Coronavirus Collapse Is Here: Get Ready For The U.S. Unemployment Rate To Hit 20 Percent (Or Higher)

    [haaah-haaaaah-haaaaa 20% - that's what it ACTUALLY was BEFORE COVID-19! It's probably more like 50% if they were honest.]

    As communities all over America shut down in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, job losses are already starting to rise to extremely alarming levels. As you will see below, almost one out of every five households in the U.S. has already experienced “a layoff or a reduction in work hours” because of this pandemic. Unfortunately, many experts are now anticipating that we could see one of the most dramatic spikes in the unemployment rate in American history in the months ahead. In fact, it is being reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just told members of Congress that this crisis could actually push our unemployment rate up to 20 percent… [more]

    U.S. lags in coronavirus testing after slow response to outbreak

    [2nd part below]

  7. [it's b-a-a-a-c-k]
    Rare, unusually large ozone hole develops over the Arctic-Canadian region

    [of course it has NOTHING to do with the huge methane spike we just witnessed in the same area . . ..]

    A huge area of sustained ozone depletion has developed over the Arctic-Canadian region -- too late for the winter season, too early for spring, and unusually strong for the northern hemisphere. [more]

    Strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hits Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. -- the largest since 1992

    A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. at 13:09 UTC (07:09 LT) on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). This is the largest earthquake in Utah since M5.9 near St. George in 1992. EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). [more]

    America's mask of death

    Health industry executives themselves are at risk because they've put profit before public health, says Joe Lauria.

    "It's outrageous that during the worst health crisis facing our country in decades, insurers want to make clear that they still plan to profit from the treatment of coronavirus victims. This is just the most recent egregious example of the greed of the for-profit health insurance system and highlights why we need a Medicare for All system, which would guarantee testing and health care to everyone living in the U.S. If costs are waived for tests, but not for treatment, people who test positive for the coronavirus may not be able to afford treatment and will continue to infect others." - Melinda St. Louis, Director of Public Citizen's Medicare for All Campaign.

    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in testimony to Congress on Thursday:

    "The system is not really geared to what we need right now, what you are asking for. That is a failing. Let's admit it. The fact is, the way the system was set up, the public health component that Dr. Redfield was talking about, was a system where you put it out there in the public and a physician asks for it and you get it. The idea of anybody getting it easily the way people in other countries are doing it — we're not set up for that. Do I think we should be? Yes. But we're not."

    When the oligarchs' economic system crashed in 2008 from over-speculation, the U.S. government did the unimaginable. It nationalized industries to save them. It used socialism to rescue capitalism. But it was temporary. Once the economy had sufficiently recovered, the U.S. returned to its market fundamentalism.

    If the coronavirus crisis approaches the numbers recent studies point to — as many as 240 million Americans infected and one million dead — expect serious consideration to a single-payer system sweeping through Congress and signed into law.

    But once the virus is contained expect your premiums to rise again. Just like the nationalizations in the 2008 financial crisis, a temporary national health insurance would only be enacted to save the oligarchs from the Red Death. [more]

  8. Italy Death Apocalypse Continues With 475 Dead On Tuesday: Crematoriums Run 24/24, Coffins Fill Up Hospital Morgues, Cemetery Morgue and Cemetery Church, Funerals Without Family

    After 368 dead on Sunday and 349 dead on Monday, now 475 have died from Covid-19 Tuesday. [more]

    Ten thousand point wipeout: Markets continue downward plunge, as coronavirus fears rattle investors

    The ongoing Covid-19 crisis wreaked havoc on global markets, as investors gave a mixed response to stimulus measures and containment efforts. In the US, the Dow Jones closed lower than at any point since Donald Trump’s election. [more]

    We may be fighting World War Flu, but we can’t rely on military help: Armies themselves are likely to be decimated by Covid-19

    Trump invokes defense production act to fight against coronavirus and lack of medical supplies

    US President Donald Trump has said that he will activate an old wartime act to force American industry to produce essential medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Trump promised “total victory” over the deadly virus.
    Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Trump announced that he would be activating the Defense Production Act of 1950. The act, written at the outbreak of the Korean War, gives the federal government power to instruct manufacturers to make much-needed equipment, in this case protective masks and ventilators. [more]

    Oil price drops to lowest level since 2003 as demand for energy weakens due to slowing global economy

    Crude prices hit a 17-year low as they continued to plunge on Wednesday amid fears that the coronavirus outbreak and containment measures could trigger a global recession. [more]

    [Now we know!]
    US military ‘did not give it to ANYBODY’, coronavirus came from CHINA: Trump gets involved in bioweapon conspiracy spat

    [There you have it, from the Liar in Chief!]

    1. If it is a bioweapon I don't believe the US military "delivered" it to China. It is either China's to begin with, or they stole it from a US or Canadian lab in order to study it for a vaccine. Then someone at the Wuhan lab got sloppy and it got out to the public at large.

      Or it isn't a weaponized virus at all. We'll never know for sure.

  9. Thanks, Mike. i still ascribe to Dr. Boyle's explanation that you turned me on to a bunch of weeks ago. It makes the most sense. Of course, like 9-11, we'll "never" know - but the evidence should begin to clear the fog eventually (though we don't have long).