COVID-19: A US Scheme for Greater Consolidation of Wealth and Power? – Global Research

covid-19:-a-us-scheme-for-greater-consolidation-of-wealth-and-power?-–-global-research

23-03-20 11:28:00,

Earlier global crises were manufactured to enhance the power of US ruling authorities, serve corporate favorites, and transfer wealth from ordinary people to privileged ones.

Since the neoliberal 1990s alone, that’s what the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, 2000 dot.com bust, and 2008-09 financial crisis were all about.

Is that what’s behind COVID-19 fear-mongering, lockdowns, and market turmoil? Are things not what they seem?

If past is prologue, what was manufactured before appears to be happening again — establishment media playing a key roll as before by scaring the public to death.

While great care needs to be taken to prevent a highly infectious disease like COVID-19 from spreading, public angst generated by fear-mongering suggests motives other than protecting public health are in play.

Notably since the neoliberal 90s, US-led Western governments, in cahoots with corporate favorites, consolidated greater power and transferred enormous wealth from ordinary people to privileged interests.

For decades, monied interests never had things better, profiting hugely from market manipulated casino capitalism — at the expense of the public welfare.

Since the 2008-09 Wall Street orchestrated financial crisis, protracted Depression conditions adversely affected ordinary people in the US and elsewhere.

Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, food insecurity, hunger, overall deprivation and human suffering are growth industries in the US and West.

While Washington spends unlimited trillions of dollars for militarism, forever wars, and homeland security to protect privileged interests from nonbelievers, vital popular needs to health and welfare increasingly go begging.

The world’s richest country doesn’t give a hoot about the vast majority of its people, just its privileged class.

Class warfare pits private wealth against public health and welfare. For decades in the US, wages haven’t kept pace with inflation. Benefits steadily eroded.

High-paying jobs with good benefits disappeared by offshoring to low-wage countries.

Improved technology forced wage earners to work harder for less. So-called free markets work only for elements that control them. See below.

Powerful interests benefit from class struggle by exploiting ordinary people with bipartisan support from Washington.

Instead of governance of, by, and for everyone equitably, only the privileged few are served.

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Covid-19 – Wat is er aan de hand? | Stichting Vaccin Vrij

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23-03-20 10:40:00,

De intensive-care afdelingen in ziekenhuizen in Nederland zijn overbelast, en getuigenissen van medisch personeel laten zien dat COVID-19 heel ernstig kan verlopen. Het kan ook mild verlopen. Dat hangt mogelijk samen met de algehele gezondheid van de persoon.

Volgens het RIVM overlijden er jaarlijks gemiddeld 2700 mensen aan de gevolgen van de normale seizoensgriep.1 De duur van het ‘griepseizoen’ is jaarlijks enkele maanden gedurende de winter. Het onderzoeksinstituut NIVEL verklaart over de winter van 2018/ 2019 bijvoorbeeld:2

“De influenza-epidemie van het seizoen 2018/2019 begon in week 50 van 2018 en duurde 14 weken.”

Rekent u mee? 2700 gedeeld door 14 weken = ongeveer 200 doden per week = ongeveer 30 overlijdens per dag.

De hoge sterfte aan de normale griep is kennelijk nooit reden geweest voor extreme paniek zoals nu het geval is bij 106 sterfgevallen aan COVID-19 in 2020 (20-03-20). Waarschijnlijk is het jaarlijks gemiddelde van 2700 sterfgevallen aan de lage kant. Volksgezondheidenzorg.nl zorg zegt over het griepseizoen van 2018/2019:

“In het griepseizoen van 2018/2019 stierven ruim 2.900 personen meer tijdens de griepepidemie dan verwacht. Veruit het grootste deel van deze sterfgevallen (96%) betrof mensen boven de 60 jaar.”2

Het getal 2.900 wordt omschreven als ‘oversterfte’ door volksgezondheidenzorg.nl. Oversterfte is de sterfte die ‘samenhangt’ met de griep.

Voor vele mensen gaat het levenseinde vooraf aan een toestand van extreme lichamelijke zwakte aan het einde van hun leven. Ze zijn oud, hebben verminderde weerstand, en meestal meerdere lichamelijke aandoeningen. Een virus is de druppel is die de emmer doet overlopen. De Engelsen zeggen: ‘Flu is an old man’s friend’. De griep komt voorbij om de persoon uit zijn lijden te verlossen. De persoon is gestorven aan een combinatie van factoren.

Uit de grafiek is te zien dat in 2017/2018 de ‘oversterfte’ zelfs 9500 was. De media rapporteerden dat sommige mensen die overleden zijn aan COVID-19 de leeftijd van 86 jaar hadden, en zelfs dat zij ernstige onderliggende aandoeningen hadden. Kennelijk kwam het een jaar geleden bij niemand op dat een persoon van die leeftijd gered zou moeten worden.

Het Parool maakte op 14-03-20 bekend dat van de 40 à 50 mensen die op de Intensive Care liggen – de helft onder de 50 jaar is.3

Ontbrekende informatie

De media geven maar weinig info over de lichamelijke toestand of leefgewoonten van de personen die opgenomen zijn op de Intensive Care afdeling zodat we de cijfers moeilijk kunnen interpreteren.

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Sogar die Covid-19-Krise wird von der EU geopolitisch genutzt. Eine spezielle EU-Einsatztruppe für die politische Kommunikation Richtung Osten behauptet, Russland desinformiere absichtlich.

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23-03-20 12:00:00,

Christian Müller / 22. Mär 2020 – Es gibt nichts, das es nicht gibt. So gibt es zum Beispiel die «East StratCom Task Force» seit 2015. Sie ist Teil des «European External Action Service (EEAS)», hat ein Jahresbudget von 3 Millionen Euro und beschäftigt 16 Leute vollamtlich. … Dieser interessante Beitrag ist von Info Sperber übernommen – mit großem Dank an die Kollegen.

Eine «Task Force» ist eine Einsatztruppe. «StratCom» ist die Abkürzung für «Strategische Kommunikation». «East» zeigt, gegen wen diese strategische Kommunikation gerichtet ist: gegen Osten, sprich: gegen Russland.

Und was genau macht die «East StratCom Task Force»?

«Die Task Force entwickelt Kommunikationsprodukte (!) und -kampagnen, die darauf ausgerichtet sind, die EU-Politik in den Ländern der ‹Östlichen Partnerschaft› (Armenien, Aserbaidschan, Belarus, Georgien, Moldawien und Ukraine) besser zu erklären. Sie arbeitet eng mit den EU-Institutionen und den EU-Delegationen in den Ländern der ‹Östlichen Partnerschaft› zusammen. Die Task Force unterstützt in enger Zusammenarbeit mit anderen EU-Akteuren die umfassenderen Bemühungen der EU zur Stärkung des Medienumfelds in der Region der ‹Östlichen Partnerschaft›. Die Task Force berichtet und analysiert Desinformationstrends, erklärt und entlarvt Desinformationsberichte und sensibilisiert für Desinformationen, die vom russischen Staat, aus russischen Quellen und aus dem Medienraum der östlichen Nachbarschaft stammen.»

So der Text auf der Website «euvsdisinfo.eu», dort allerdings in Englisch.

Das könnte man auch kürzer und einfacher formulieren: Die «East StratCom Task Force» tut alles, um die politische Information in jenen Ländern, die an Russland grenzen, aber (noch) nicht in der EU sind, zu überwachen und zu steuern.

Die Covid-19-Krise als Beispiel

Jedermann hat es in den letzten drei Wochen in den Medien gelesen, gehört oder gesehen: Die Meinungen über die Covid-19-Krise gehen selbst unter renommierten Ärzten, Virologie- und Epidemie-Spezialisten weit auseinander. Viele warnen vor dem Virus und fordern noch härtere Massnahmen, etwa der Zürcher Uni-Spital-Arzt Adriano Aguzzi. Andere warnen vor der Panik und rufen zu mehr Besonnenheit und Zurückhaltung auf, in extremer Weise etwa Dr. Rolf Kron aus Bayern oder der an der Johns-Hopkins-University in Epidemiologie ausgebildete Spezialist Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg. Die freien Medien und nicht zuletzt die Social Media verbreiten alle denkbaren Beurteilungsvarianten.

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COVID-19: Welcome to the New Dark Ages – Global Research

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22-03-20 04:19:00,

The response by the government to COVID-19 will turn America into a third world country in short order. Destroying the economy, throwing millions of people out of work, creating air money and thus inflation, and draconian measures to head off a virus that kills far less than the ordinary flu will have serious and unprecedented ramifications. 

The veneer of civilization will dissolve in short order. If practically everyone is ordered by the state to “shelter in place,” there will be few people left to deliver—let alone produce—food and other necessities. Within the first few days of this exaggerated “new plague,” frantic citizens besieged the stores, striping the shelves of toilet paper, canned goods, and bread. This is happening as a result of the corporate media hammering out an apocalyptic message nonstop. 

Fast-forward to next month, or the one after. Millions of people, thrown out of work and confronting poverty, will react in the way humanity always reacts when faced with scarcity and hunger—with food riots, looting, and violence. 

New York City and Baltimore now have troops on the street. We’re told they are being deployed to establish field hospitals and turn commandeered hotels into ICUs to care for the infected.

Behind this noble effort, however, is a plan to enforce an unnecessary lockdown and confront with deadly force rioters, looters, as well as folks outraged over the systematic dismantling of civilization, many whom see this viral outbreak (natural or manmade) for what it is—a cover for an economic reset and the establishment of an elitist-driven totalitarian global authority. 

Posting analysis such as this will likely become a dangerous practice in the months ahead. It is already vividly apparent that the state—and indeed, much of a propagandized population—will not tolerate deviation from the absurd exaggerations and outright lies now foisted upon us. 

The state has long planned for this scenario. It realizes the asset bubble and Ponzi scheme economy cannot be sustained and the crash will be catastrophic. The plan is to blame COVID-19 for the crash. This will not only allow the real culprits—central banks, the Federal Reserve, investment firms, and other scam artists and economic criminals—off the hook but flood them with trillions of bailout dollars.

Trump’s impending bailout of the airline industry,

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COVID-19 – Evidence Over Hysteria

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22-03-20 10:57:00,

Authored by Aaron Ginn via Medium.com,

After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself.

When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus. Over three-fourths of Americans are scared of what we are doing to our society through law and hysteria, not of infection or spreading COVID-19 to those most vulnerable.

The following article is a systematic overview of COVID-19 driven by data from medical professionals and academic articles that will help you understand what is going on (sources include CDC, WHO, NIH, NHS, University of Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, NEJM, JAMA, and several others). I’m quite experienced at understanding virality, how things grow, and data. In my vocation, I’m most known for popularizing the “growth hacking movement” in Silicon Valley that specializes in driving rapid and viral adoption of technology products. Data is data. Our focus here isn’t treatments but numbers. You don’t need a special degree to understand what the data says and doesn’t say. Numbers are universal.

I hope you walk away with a more informed perspective on how you can help and fight back against the hysteria that is driving our country into a dark place. You can help us focus our scarce resources on those who are most vulnerable, who need our help.

Note: The following graphs and numbers are as of mid-March 2020. Things are moving quickly, so I update this article twice a day. Most graphs are as of March 20th, 2020.

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Total cases are the wrong metric

A critical question to ask yourself when you first look at a data set is, “What is our metric for success?”.

Let’s start at the top. How is it possible that more than 20% of Americans believe they will catch COVID-19?

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