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    What The 1918 Spanish Flu Can Tell Us About The Coronavirus

    The world's readiness for a true pandemic is woefully lacking
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:13 PM

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    Given the continued spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, we urgently reached out to John Barry, author of the award-winning New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History.

    Two years ago, we interviewed John about the expected implications should a pandemic of similar scale break out in today world. Little did we realize at the time how quickly his insights would prove relevant.

    John remains quite concerned at how the world’s readiness for a pandemic is woefully lacking, exacerbated by the hyper-connectedness of our modern society (i.e., the ease and speed with with people can travel).

    And while good data is scarce in these early days, what we do know so far about the coronavirus does not encourage him. If the virus is indeed as contagious as suspected, he sees no hope of containing it before it becomes widespread.

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    How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?

    It's a true Black Swan event that stocks haven't yet priced in
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:10 AM

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    In addition to presenting a major public health risk, the coronavirus is already doing serious economic damage. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is essentially “closed for business” right now.

    The disruption to global trade the coronavirus is likely to cause is going to be material, perhaps severe. And that will have serious negative consequences for the financial markets, which have been (and is still!) trading at the highest valuations in history.

    The coronavirus has all the hallmarks of a true Black Swan event.

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    The Coronavirus Is Now An Actual Pandemic

    Yet the media remains criminally silent about it
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 27, 2020, 1:14 PM

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    While you wouldn’t know it by listening to the major media outlets, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to get worse. As does our understanding of its potential threat to the public health.

    At this point, we have to be honest with ourselves: We are dealing with a true pandemic at this point

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    VIDEO: Challenging The Chinese Coronavirus Data

    It's likely much worse than what's being reported
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9:35 PM

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    Pretty much the entire country of China is in lockdown at this moment. Unbelievable.

    Along with restricting travel within and across its borders, the Chinese government has begun heavily censoring the data its sharing with the world.

    Chris calls into question the few statistics they’re currently reporting, suspecting the situation is devolving into something much worse than admitted to.

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    PODCAST: Everything We Know So Far About The Coronavirus

    It's time to take matters into your own hands
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:29 PM

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    In the midst of our furious coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chris is giving interviews to numerous interested media outlets.

    Here’s an interview he just recorded hours ago on the TFMR Podcast, which gives a good breakdown of what we know so far about the unfolding situation (as of Saturday, Jan 25, 2020).

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    How Contagious Is The Coronavirus?

    The latest data points to "very"
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:08 AM

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    Whether it’s 3.8 or 2.5 or 6.7, the R0 for 2019-ncov is sufficient to cause a pandemic.  It spreads easily.

    My current opinion, which I reserve the right to change when better data comes in, is that the current R0 estimate of 2.5 is too low because of its reliance on officially-reported case data.

    My advice to you is to begin practicing good hygiene right now.  Your best defense against this virus is to not catch it in the first place.

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    VIDEO: The Risk Of A True Pandemic Is Higher Than We’re Being Told

    Exactly what's going on & how worried should we be?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:21 PM

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    What exactly is the ‘coronavirus’?

    How worried do we need to be?

    Given the poor communication so far by government health organizations and the media, the severity of the situation and the risk to public health, Chris Martenson filmed this important explanatory video hours ago.

    In it, Chris explains the virus in layman’s terms, why the contagion we’re seeing is likely to spread substantially from here, and why the actions being taken so far by public health officials to contain the threat are woefully insufficient.

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    Our Recommended Pandemic Preparations

    And why putting them in place RIGHT NOW is wise
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:26 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why the coronavirus is much more dangerous than the standard flu
    • Why, if it accelerates, it can easily overwhelm our health & safety systems
    • A list of the most important preparations for a pandemic
    • Why you *really* want to put those in place now

    If you have not yet read ALERT: Coronavirus Pandemic Event Now A Serious Risk, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Well, this is a report I really hoped never to write.  But we all need to get our head on straight around this fast-spreading viral outbreak.

    A pandemic is #3 on my personal “oh shit” list (a prolonged grid-down event is #2, and a global world war with nukes is, by far, #1)

    Once a pandemic spreads to my neck of the woods, I’m not going to be doing anything in the company of strangers.  No shopping, no going to restaurants, and especially no traveling in closed up metal tubes with recirculated air (i.e. planes and trains).

    I won’t be alone in those behaviors.  How many airline pilots, train conductors, trash collectors, and medical personnel have to call in “sick” to disrupt the entire system?  Not that many.

    So why is this Wuhan New Coronavirus (officially “2019-ncov”) a substantially more dangerous threat than the standard flu?

    There are two reasons to be worried about this particular strain.

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    ALERT: Coronavirus Pandemic Event Now A Serious Risk

    The prudent are preparing for it
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:36 AM

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    The coronavirus is currently sweeping across China. So far, it has all the hallmarks of a potential true pandemic outbreak.

    While it could still (and hopefully will) be contained and burn itself out, the chances of that are slipping by the hour.

    If an actual pandemic breaks out, expect the following to happen quickly…

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Pre-emptive Strike

    The central planners are desperately fighting the next recession, even though it isn't here yet
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:44 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Australia Is Burning
    • The impending shale oil bust
    • Central banking desperation
    • The PP May 2020 seminar

    The evidence is now impossible to refute: the Economic, Energy & Environmental predicaments this site has been warning of for years are now hitting in force. Central banks are panicking, Australia is burning and the shale oil patch is becoming a graveyard for investor capital.

    How desperate is it becoming?

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio as well as all of PeakProsperity.com’s other premium content.

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