Tag Archives: Virus

  • Podcast

    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


    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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  • Blog

    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


    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

    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


    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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  • Blog

    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


    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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  • Insider

    Our Recommended Pandemic Preparations

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

    Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:26 AM


    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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  • Blog
    Wuhan Virus

    ALERT: Coronavirus Pandemic Event Now A Serious Risk

    The prudent are preparing for it
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:36 AM


    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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  • Blog


    How worried should you be?
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:35 PM


    What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.

    A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass.

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  • Daily Prep

    Ebola Outbreak News Forum

    Discussion group and updated news
    by Jason

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:59 PM


    A continuous news thread and discussion group here at PP that has been tracking the Ebola Outbreak since July of this year.  Lots of great links, analysis, and preventative considerations for dealing with this horrible virus.  Check it out and join the discussion.


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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/4 – Barclays Blames Bank Culture; Shut Up, Savers!

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, April 4, 2013, 2:44 PM

    • 'Shut Up, Savers!'
    • Storm drain grates go missing, create safety hazard
    • UN adopts Arms Treaty with support from Obama administration
    • Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows 
    • Are All G20 Bank Depositors Exposed to a Cyprus Style Seizure of Deposits for a 'Bail-in?' 
    • Ottawa’s bank ‘bail-in’ talk spooks investors
    • Michael Sona Charged By Elections Canada In Connection To Robocall Scandal
    • Man has undeclared $10,000 seized at border after exchange rate pushes him over limit to take from country
    • Barclays' Salz Review blames bank culture
    • Researcher tried to export pathogen to China, RCMP allege
    • Massive offshore tax haven account leak includes names of 450 wealthy Canadians
    • Senators get automatic $2,900 pay boost after MP’s vote to increase their own salaries
    • David Stockman: "The Great Deformation"
    • Cyber Attack Alert
    • Currency Wars: “The Fed is Playing with a Nuclear Reactor”
    • A Tipping Point In The Financial System
    • Rumors of a Cheap-Energy Jobs Boom Remain Just That
    • Food Field Urban Farm in Detroit Heals Land, Sets Sights On Aquaponics and Economic Viability
    • China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 3/11 – Cuts Show Path To Leaner Military, ‘Superbugs’ Pose Dire Threat

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, March 11, 2013, 3:38 PM

    • U.S. vs. China: D.C. Dysfunction Gives People’s Republic an Edge
    • Silver: Keep It Simple
    • Cuts Give Obama Path to Create Leaner Military
    • Pre-sequester jobs numbers, unemployment rate better than expected
    • “We Gained Hope.” The Story of Lilly Grossman’s Genome
    • UK Vulnerable to Price Spikes Due to Reliance on Norway’s Natural Gas
    • New wave of 'superbugs' poses dire threat, says chief medical officer
    • To at Least One Earthling, Siberia Meteor Proved That Science Is Vital

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