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    The W.H.O. Just Prioritized Money Over Human Life

    It's hard not to see this as anything but political
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:39 PM

Today the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared that the Wuhan coronavirus is indeed now a pandemic.

Scary news, right?

Well…not if you kept listening. The W.H.O. then proceeded to downplay the risk to public health and took pains to make it clear it doesn’t recommend placing restrictions on global trade & travel at this time.

What?!? When we may be in dealing with a viral outbreak as (or more!) virulent than the Spanish Flu? (aka The Great Influenza)

Folks, this is nothing less than a political decision to keep business/commerce flowing without regard to public health. The W.H.O. has chosen money over people’s lives:

Also in the news today: science journal The Lancet just released a study that finds initial evidence that men are substantially more vulnerable to coronaviruses than women.

Why? Watch the video below. Chris Martenson walks through the science behind the findings:

Be sure to stay up-to-date on Peak Prosperity’s ongoing full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak by visiting here.

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 7:53pm

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    dtrammel

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    Expect A Period Of Maximum Hype

    I expect that tomorrow the US Senate will NOT vote to allow witnesses and move quickly to vote to acquit Trump before the scheduled Feb 3rd State of the Union address.

    Allowing for a few days of talking head BS from both sides of the political spectrum, I predict the Main Stream Media will immediately pivot head first into the nCov news. Unfortunately the MSM makes their money on hype and sensationalism. It sells ad space.

    Beware the spin from both Right and Left, as well as the Establishment push to marginalize the concerns of regular people, to keep the stock market and the financial industries humming right along making money for the 1%. That's not to say this isn't worrisome. It is, but don't let it panic you into unwise actions.

    Even worst case, we all have a short cushion of time in which to evaluate our personal options, check our preparedness and take prudent actions.

    Follow the news here on Peak Prosperity but don't let this take over your day to the point you are frozen in place in fear.

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 8:03pm

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    spotted turtle

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    Thank you!

    Thank you Chris for all your hard work keeping us updated with facts. I trust you to keep the community here well informed, not panicked. No bleach drinking under any circumstance. Stay well.

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 9:20pm

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    FooBarr

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    Thanks Chris and Adam for all your efforts on keeping your PP community up to date!

    I got several relatives working in hospitals, they're all getting the same corporate BS, "Flu is worst, this is nothing compared to SARS, remain calm, nothing to see here, move along, etc".

    I'm thinking come Monday after the Super Bowl, maybe there'll be an uptick in more accurate reporting.  Hey!  You can't be a Debbie-Downer during the Super Bowl, right?

    Kudo to you guys.

     

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 10:20pm

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    Ejohnson

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    Thanks!

    Quality analysis is hard to come by, thank you for your sustained efforts to dig into this.

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 10:28pm

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    dpbreger

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    Map tracking the2019-nCoV spread real time

    from John Hopkins University: tracking the 2019-nCoV spread in real-time

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 11:24pm

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    Thetallestmanonearth

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    Bleach

    Wait, how much bleach do I need to drink? Is color safe better or should I stick to the standard?

     

    disclaimer: drinking bleach is super uncool. Don’t be uncool.

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 11:40pm

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    skipr

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    priorities

    Prioritizing money over human life?  It's always about the money.  If the total destruction of the ecosystem keeps it flowing, it's justified.  The day after 911 Bush2 was out there telling people to go shopping.  Then there's Madeline Albright saying that a half million Iraqi children killed by the sanctions was acceptable. This epidemic is just another blip in the exponentially increasing disaster curve.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 4:22am

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    Haydn

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    post went west ....

    Tried to post some comments but after about 2 - 3 lines .... no joy ... not sure what went on - was being critical on the current virus but not controversial .... working so far .... essentially I think one is over hyping the situation ..... no deaths outside the infirm in China - may change - next two weeks will tell - betting on “All good lets move on” as the answer in the long run.

    H

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 4:31am

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    dryam2000

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    Media & TPTB are playing with fire

    I’m not sure if the media & TPTB realize how close they are to losing all faith by the masses by putting forth slanted narratives about the Coronavirus.  If they are wrong about this, they are going to be neutered very quickly....exponentially so.  But who really understands the exponential function anyway?   Those people tracking this virus are starting to get a clue.  I hope I’m wrong, but it’s looking like this world is going to soon finally get an all too close up few of it.

    I know these guys named Chris and Adam.  Several years ago they thought the exponential function was so important they put it as their 3rd & 4th chapters of 26 because they knew all too well what the exponential function meant.

    Crash Course Chapter 3: Exponential Growth

    Crash Course Chapter 4: Compounding Is The Problem

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 6:00am

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    LesPhelps

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    Thanks Chris

    I’ve been watching for solid info on the corona virus, but all I see is absurd proclamations.

    Non sequitur:
    And the winner is:

    World wide, 30,000 to 40,000 people die, every day, due to chronic conditions related to poor diet (eating meat, dairy and highly processed foods).  The WHO now lists poor diet as the number one cause of death, but no emergency meetings are called.

    I realize it’s off topic, but this is always the elephant in the room, when talking either about health or addictions.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 6:21am

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    bman

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    R0 Chart

    Chris, after years of following your work, it's great to see you and Adam getting such a pop in exposure.  The views on your videos are through the roof.  Just a shame it had to come like this.

    Anyway, I thought I'd point out something about your R0 chart for future reference.  At an R0 of 1, you really should have 1's going all the way across.  One person passes it on to another and recovers, leaving only 1 infected.  You basically displayed the total people ever effected on that row, and then the new infections in each round only for every row below that.  I can see what you're doing, but it might confuse some that the R0 in row two (1.28) appears to produce fewer cases than the R0 in row one (1) for the first few rounds in your chart.  Obviously not correct.  Better yet, sum total all-time cases for all the rows, like you did in row one, to really hammer home the exponential effect.

    I also think it's worth starting to talk about the difference between R0 and R (the actual rate of transmission in the real world).  If R0 is the transmission rate in an unexposed, unvaccinated population, then the R0 of influenza is a hell of a lot higher than 1.28.  The difference is that the R0 for influenza doesn't mean much because there is no unexposed, unvaccinated population for it.  In the case of this novel virus, R (the actual rate of transmission) is effectively equal to R0.  My understanding is that R0 is an inherent characteristic of the virus, where as R can be driven down through public health measures and exposure to the virus.

    Thanks for staying on top of this for everyone.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 6:40am

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    wheresdavid

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    "Coronavirus: Chinese health experts warn patients can get reinfected" - South China Morning Post article

    http://Coronavirus: Chinese health experts warn patients can get reinfected

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 6:47am

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    PaulJam

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    normalcy bias

    I see the nCoV response as an example of how normalcy bias plays out across our institutions on national and now global stages.  Its pretty simple - pandemics like this are in no one's living experience, and as a result, most people are generally incapable of contemplating real-life implications until the evidence is catastrophically overwhelming.  The dynamic is best summed up as "cling to normalcy and then panic".

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 8:30am

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    Mark Cochrane

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    Spread of 2019-nCoV outbreak

    The latest research (Wu et al. 2020) out today in the Lancet modeling the spread of the corona virus out of Wuhan states:

    Findings In our baseline scenario, we estimated that the basic reproductive number for 2019-nCoV was 2·68 (95% CrI 2·47–2·86)and that 75 815 individuals (95% CrI 37 304–130 330) have been infected in Wuhan as of Jan 25, 2020. The epidemic doubling time was 6·4 days (95% CrI 5·8–7·1). We estimated that in the baseline scenario, Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen had imported 461 (95% CrI 227–805), 113 (57–193), 98 (49–168), 111 (56–191), and 80 (40–139) infections from Wuhan, respectively. If the transmissibility of 2019-nCoV were similar everywhere domestically and over time, we inferred that epidemics are already growing exponentially in multiple major cities of China with a lag time behind the Wuhan outbreak of about 1–2 weeks.

    The take home message being that a likely infected population of 75,815 existed in Wuhan (~1,000 more across the rest of China - see Figure 3) as of Jan 25th. The infections in the other 20 cities (and presumably all the rest of the global locations are running 1-2 weeks behind Wuhan but are  growing exponentially in number. Since they estimate an epidemic doubling time of 6.4 days, that would indicate ~150,000 infections by tomorrow if spread rates haven't changed substantially.

    The authors did sensitivity analyses to test their various modeling assumptions and I don't see any reason to substantially doubt or discount their findings. They do not address issues of potential fatalities from the virus.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 8:37am

    BillL

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    priorities...

    How many of us are really surprised about this?

    I'm so far beyond these organizations that I haven't seen them in the rear view mirror since 2007.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 9:02am

    Ejh237

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    Is that bleach link off off bloomberg even real?

    I had a hard time even bringing myself to read much of the nonsense of the supposed bleach link, but it looks like it's just some trump-anon jab.  So, just pure hype to make their point?  That whole thing (along with drinking bleach) sickens me! The nerve.

    But, as the CDC says, be sure to NOT wear a mask when out, just wait until you are sick and then try to deal with it. I HAVE to go out today...  I think i will be masked up.  I'll be "that one", i don't care what people may think.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 9:28am

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    dcm

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    Bleach Blanket Bingo

    Why do most of the media figure heads remind me of Frankie and Annette?  The more they downplay it, the more worried I get. Thank you Chris for your ongoing and valuable effort

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 9:48am

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    memorrison

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    Johns Hopkins tracking

    Here is a website that Johns Hopkins has created to track the virus worldwide.  Very informative and gives a great visual of the spread.  Just like all of this, the accuracy could be questionable, but a piece of this whole puzzle..

    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 10:04am

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    Garden Hobbit

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    New England Journal of Medicine on Asymptomatic Transmission (Jan 30, 2020)

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001468?query=featured_home.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 10:18am

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    Quercus bicolor

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    Diagnosis rate saturation

    From our familiar chart (for what it's worth):

    The rate of increase in cases went from exponential to linear on January 27. i.e. January 27 was the last day in which the number of new cases was substantially larger than the number of new cases the day before.  I propose that January 27 was the date that the number of patients who passed whatever initial screening was used to decide who would get tested exceeded the medical systems maximum diagnosis rate.  The few first-hand accounts suggest that this is because test kits are in short supply and hospital staff are overwhelmed.  I predict that while rate of increase of actual cases will continue to be exponential, the official rate of increase will now be closer to linear.

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 11:03am

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    Grover

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    Follow The Money

    Why did the W.H.O. change their tone toward China? I read an article yesterday (don't want to try finding it now) that the U.S. contributes ~22% of W.H.O.'s funding while China contributes ~12%. Did China threaten to withhold funding if W.H.O. officials didn't change the tone? Hmmm.

    Also, Taiwan isn't invited to participate in the next W.H.O. shindig. They also weren't invited to the last 2. Does China really want to legitimize Taiwan? Hmmm.

    We need to remember that no matter how philanthropic any organization tries to be, without funding sources, that organization ceases to exist. Even a 12% reduction in funding would cause severe knock-on effects! Remember the golden rule - those with the gold ... make the rules.

    Grover

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 11:27am

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    wheresdavid

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    "China goes global in search for protective suits, masks and goggles as coronavirus infections begin to take off"

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3048379/china-goes-global-search-protective-suits-masks-and-goggles

    "In Beijing, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology estimated that Hubei was in need of 100,000 pieces of protective clothing and equipment every day, but that the country’s 40 manufacturers could only produce 30,000 items a day."

     

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 6:13am

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    borderpatrol

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    Expect low death rate, high numbers of sick worldwide, nothing burger in the making

    As long as we see low death rates in first world countries outside of China, expect to see low death rates in the states also. This virus is way overrated. I am a EXPERT in the mortality of viral pneumonia's cause it is my JOB for the last 17 years. I have first hand interaction with flu patients when they are the sickest. I'm not in a lab, I'm not a bean counter. I doubt ANYONE has more first hand interaction with the sickest flu patients than myself.

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 6:46am

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    Borderpatrol, In what setting do you work?

    Trying to understand your experience with viral pneumonia as being very survivable in those without serious co-morbidities (diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disease, heart disease, etc.)

    Are you an intensivist (I believe that I recall that)?  Would these viral pneumonia cases survive outside an ICU.  Or are you saying that with good ICU care you can get people through these illnesses?

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 8:40am

    borderpatrol

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    RN in medical ICU

    RN in medical ICU with the sickest patients state wide. Our hospital was a receiving hospital for Ebola when that outbreak occurred. There were no Ebola patients in our area. It is rare to see flu patients in the ICU that are not immune suppressed in some way. I can’t think of one patient on out unit this flu season that I would consider general population. Many with auto immune, transplants, or other history. The more viral infections we see, the less likely they are fatal due to production of anti bodies for em. The general population will be fine. There is in reality very limited beds and staff to take care of critically ill patients available but I have yet to see patients die in our facility due to unavailability of resources since 2003. All viral pneumonias are managed the same way, it’s a no brainer, supportive care and time. Some facilities do it better because they see more numbers and have more resources available.

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 9:15am

    borderpatrol

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    Other questions on this virus

    Were did this virus come from? A lab we could assume. Who owned the lab? Is this a Psych op to bring fear and more government control. A lot of unanswered questions for me. I have less than zero trust in MSM and there doesn’t seem to be a lot digging in the details of these issues. As a beekeeper, I see a lot of parallels in the fear and hype created in MSM as this. Bee losses are unsustainable and fears of extinction and all kinds of propaganda that isn’t true.

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 9:36am

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    Re : Other questions on this virus

    It is for bio safety of course. Like you bomb for peace.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/real-umbrella-corp-wuhan-ultra-biohazard-lab-was-studying-worlds-most-dangerous-pathogens

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 10:16am

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    Border patrol did you read the case study for the washington state patient ?

    It is on another thread here.  Basically, he was a 35 year old, non-smoking, healthy male.  The first week or so of the illness was unremarkable.  The second week he did need hospital care.  102.9'F fever, pneumonia lung xrays and symptoms.  They gave him O2, fluids, and an "investigative"antiviral.  Of course he survived, he was otherwise healthy and he had the absolute best hospital care.  The concern is that we would not have enough beds all at the same time

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  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - 12:28pm

    borderpatrol

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    Thats a good sign

    Not needing mechanical vent support and just additional oxygen and fluids as needed is a good sign. No other organ disfunction and short stay are also encouraging. Let’s hope it stays this way and hits hard the weak which can’t always be helped. I don’t know what’s going on in China, don’t know why things are so much worse there, so things you just accept if you’re not there to see for yourself. Don’t know if baseline health is so bad which increases risk. I just use elderberry tinctures and sea buckthorn for flu and flu prevention and it has worked without ever getting a flu shot.

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