Chang points out the obvious: that China’s covering up the seriousness of the coronavirus led to the worldwide pandemic. He also describes how the West is now being forced to accept that no relationship with China’s Communist Party (CCP) will ever turn them into fair-minded stewards of a once great civilization.
Hand sanitizers are the simplest way to stop transmission of the coronavirus.
In whichever ways work best, these should be made and distributed widely, even given away.
As of today, hand sanitizers are unavailable in my locality and online. A friend who works at the Post Office says they have only a limited supply in the office and not nearly enough to supply letter carriers and rural deliverers.
“Essential workers” come in contact with many members of their communities. This makes them susceptible to the disease as well as potential vectors of it if they become infected.
All “essential workers” should be well-supplied with hand sanitizers in quantities sufficient for their work and also their homes. Household members of essential workers are clearly a major source of disease transmission to essential workers and through them entire communities.
I went on about this because I do not see this issue being discussed at CDC briefings or anywhere in government pronouncements. And also, because I see the problem first-hand.
Supplying all essential workers and their family members with hand sanitizers is a simple and inexpensive way to stop transmission of this virus. If you know someone with a real say in this, please speak to them. This is a simple need that can easily be taken care of and may save more lives than ventilators.
The UK government believes China lied about it’s COVID19 disease and mortality statistics, thus misleading the entire world.
British officials are quietly accusing China of spreading disinformation about their success with the virus while simultaneously downplaying its number of cases “by a factor of 15 to 40 times.”
No one who knows the Chinese Communist Party has believed otherwise. The CCP has been a lying parasite on the world trade system since it entered the WTO. Having lost the trade war, which would have merely rationalized their trade positions, the CCP then covers up the worst virus attack the world has seen since the Spanish Flu.
Covered it up or created it. It is reasonable to suspect the CCP either created or bred COVID19 in its Wuhan BSL-4 lab and then advertently or inadvertently released it, knowing it would spread throughout the world.
This letter to Nature argues that COVID19 was not manufactured in a lab: The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2.
Maybe that’s good science and maybe it’s even true that the virus was not “the product of purposeful manipulation” of the splice and dice kind, but it still could have been found in nature and bred in a lab for high contagiousness and enough lethality to paralyze the world.
I am not a virologist and the above is speculation. Furthermore, I am not trying to sensationalize what has happened. I am saying it’s a simple fact that not telling the world the truth about your own epidemic will cause a worldwide pandemic. And that is tantamount to an act of war.
An unnamed British official said “there has to be a reckoning when this is over.” A very nice way to say the CCP is finished. I pray there will not be kinetic war, but something dire is going to happen. The CCP’s handling of COVID19 is sinister, aggressive, hostile, and unforgivable.
First they came for “inner” Mongolia, but the world said nothing. Then they came for Tibet, Falun Gong, Tiananmen Square, the Uighurs, and Hong Kong, and the world still said nothing.
Relevant: The Coronavirus and the Culture War
Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr John Ioannidis of Stanford University | Interview
I have been reading Ioannidis for years. He is my personal favorite on science bias, medical studies, and epidemiological matters. This interview provides a very good overview of covid19. Well-worth viewing. ABN
This speech should be read by everyone interested in China. Draw your own conclusions about how much it has to do with recent events. Chi Haotian was the defense minister of China from 1993-2003. An excerpt from his speech can be found just below. Be sure to read the whole speech. More information about it is provided at the link below.
…Conventional weapons such as fighters, canons, missiles and battleships won’t do; neither will highly destructive weapons such as nuclear weapons. We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons, despite the fact that we have been exclaiming that we will have the Taiwan issue resolved at whatever cost. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves. There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio-weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of “cleaning up” America all of a sudden. When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focus instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.
From a humanitarian perspective, we should issue a warning to the American people and persuade them to leave America and leave the land they have lived in to the Chinese people. Or at least they should leave half of the United States to be China’s colony, because America was first discovered by the Chinese. But would this work? If this strategy does not work, then there is only one choice left to us. That is, use decisive means to “clean up” America and reserve America for our use in a moment. Our historical experience has proven that as long as we make it happen, nobody in the world can do anything about us. Furthermore, if the United States as the leader is gone, then other enemies have to surrender to us.
Biological weapons are unprecedented in their ruthlessness, but if the Americans do not die then the Chinese have to die. If the Chinese people are strapped to the present land, a total societal collapse is bound to take place. (The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian)
I have posted the translation found on J.R. Nyquist’s blog because this version contains parts left out of other versions I have seen, particularly Chi’s introductory discussion of an online survey.
As far as I have been able to determine, this translation is an accurate rendition of a real speech given to high-level Communist Party leaders.
Below are some quotes from Sun Tzu:
“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.”
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have built a high-speed camera that can capture actual brain signals as they occur.
…The new imaging technique combines two-photon fluorescence microscopy and all-optical laser scanning in a state-of-the-art microscope that can image a two-dimensional slice through the neocortex of the mouse brain up to 3,000 times per second. That’s fast enough to trace electrical signals flowing through brain circuits. (High-speed microscope captures fleeting brain signals)