Can’t imagine it? Neither can I. It is not likely that you will ever have to, as long as the CCP runs the mainland.
… someone at the high-security Wuhan Institute of Virology censored its virus database in an apparent attempt to disassociate the laboratory from a novel-coronavirus outbreak that would become a global pandemic.
This is what open-source intelligence uncovered in the United Kingdom reveals.
Substantial alterations to the WIV database on the evening of Dec. 30, the day before the World Health Organization was alerted to the outbreak of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, are just another indication that the Chinese Communist Party is hiding something when it comes to the origins of COVID-19. __ NYPost
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported this week that while China was deceiving the world its agents were out on the world market buying up huge amounts of medical protective gear, the Associated Press reported.
China is now reselling PPE, personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns, some which which has turned out to be defective.
Australia has pushed for a broad international inquiry into how China handled the outbreak. China, whose robust propaganda machine at one point blamed the U.S. Army for planting the germ in Wuhan, threatened to cut off trade.
The Telegraph quoted the Five Eyes paper as saying, “virus samples ordered destroyed at genomics labs, wildlife market stalls bleached, the genome sequence not shared publicly, the Shanghai lab closure for ‘rectification’, academic articles subjected to prior review by the Ministry of Science and Technology and data on asymptomatic ‘silent carriers’ kept secret.” __ Source
Who Has the Guts to Decouple from the Chinese Juggernaut?
China owns a huge share of the world’s journalists and politicians, body and soul. The ones that are not controlled by payouts, are controlled by the threat of releasing compromising information. Very few national leaders and global information media conglomerates are willing to push for a rational de-linking from the ugly beast that controls communist China. If nothing is done soon, it will clearly be too late.
Dozens of US corporations are exploring the possibility of moving their supply chains from China to other countries. But the process is slow and uncertain. With every day that passes, more politicians/journalists/academics/corporate officers are compromised and corrupted by Beijing. And every day without a strong response to Chinese duplicity, the US loses more leverage in the effort to turn back the tide of foreign influence.
When a U.S. firm deals with a Chinese firm, the latter is actually a subunit of China, Inc. with access to the capabilities of the state and unlimited resources. This should make the U.S. think seriously about delinking.
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly reinforced such a sentiment by showing how vulnerable the U.S. is to an expansive totalitarian power. The unfair economic exchange with China not only incurs deficits and job losses for the U.S., but more importantly renders our borders ineffective in protecting us from the CCP’s mismanagement of its internal crises and makes our supply chains for vital products hostages of the regime. __ The Need to De-Link
For too long, too many politicians and corporate leaders looked the other way and hoped for the best while Main Street America got screwed. Thus, it is almost certain the 2020 presidential election for many Midwesterners will come down to which candidate and party will stop China from harming them again.
Meanwhile Back in the World, Viral Anxiety Kills
Perhaps an order of magnitude more persons will die as a result of media and political overreaction and over-hyping of coronavirus, than will die from the virus itself.
“The anxiety from reactions to Covid-19—such as business shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus—will extinguish at least seven times more years of life than can possibly be saved by the lockdowns”…
In situations like pandemics and many other realms of public policy, life-and-death tradeoffs are inevitable, and failing to recognize this can cause tremendous harm. This is the case with Covid-19, where a broad array of scientific facts overwhelmingly shows that anxiety from reactions to the disease will destroy at least seven times more years of life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns. Moreover, the total loss of life from all societal responses to this disease is likely to be more than 90 times greater than prevented by the lockdowns.
“Separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, uncertainty over disease status, and boredom can, on occasion, create dramatic effects. Suicide has been reported, substantial anger generated, and lawsuits brought following the imposition of quarantine in previous outbreaks. The potential benefits of mandatory mass quarantine need to be weighed carefully against the possible psychological costs.”__ Just Facts.
Perhaps a hundred times more deaths will result from the ill-considered lockdown policy. But if the purpose of the lockdowns was to assure the certainty of regime change in the November 2020 US elections, the saving of lives was never really a consideration.
China is Structurally Incapable of Telling the Truth
The ugly Chinese coronavirus episode should have revealed Beijing’s structural inability to be honest with any outside entity — whether national, international (WHO), corporate, media, or any other type of outside entity. We know that trust is the essence of any long-term profitable business (or other) association. So it should be clear that it is impossible to carry on any long-term profitable associations with CCP-ruled China. It is not clear why the Clinton-Bush-Obama administrations in the US were so eager to make the US (and thus the world) so vulnerable to the whims of the Chinese communist ruling class.
What if Democracies Delink from China?
For China, the decline in foreign investment and trade will reduce jobs and technology transfer. Given the large size of the Chinese market, however, these can be absorbed in the long run. But closing China is not a viable option for the CCP. Due to the lack of the rule of law, the party officials and their friends need to send part of their (ill-gained) wealth and families abroad for protection.
If the democracies delink from China, the CCP officials will face a dilemma: they love the lawlessness in China so that they can loot; they fear the lawlessness because they can lose favor in a power struggle and lose everything. And if China is closed, the ruling party’s gain is at the absolute loss of the masses. This will exacerbate internal conflicts and may eventually lead to a new revolution. __ Source
It is a big gamble, all hinging on the results of the November election.
What else links the Wuhan labs to a more infectious coronavirus? What evidence has not yet been destroyed?