Why Do We Need a World Health Organization, Anyway? By Chris Knight

     In a rare show of courage, President Trump has suspended US funds to the World Health Organization until there has been an inquiry into its handling of the coronavirus crisis, since WHO gave the US the advice that this was just a flu that would blow over. As these quotes will show, this is yet another globalist organisation pursuing anti-nation agendas, soaked in political correctness, and a servant of China:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/14/donald-trump-berates-politically-correct-who-orders-hold-on-funding/

“President Donald Trump ordered a hold on funds sent to the World Health Organization Tuesday, demanding that they answer for their failures to properly warn the world about the coronavirus. The president criticized the WHO for criticizing his travel ban on China during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. “The WHO’s attack on travel restrictions put political correctness above life-saving measures,” Trump said. Trump announced his decision at a press conference in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. “We spend $500 million a year,” Trump said, noting that China only spent $30-$40 million. He noted that the WHO played a role in “mismanaging and covering up” the spread of the coronavirus around the world. “The WHO pushed China’s misinformation about the virus, saying it was not communicable and there was no need for travel bans,” he said.

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Coming soon – the Oz-bat Epidemic By Viv Forbes

15 April 2020

    PM Morrison warns of health risks from China’s wet markets. He should also check Wuhan virus labs. And cull fruit bats in Australia. Many Australian towns and parks are infected by millions of messy, noisy fruit bats that can carry three viruses dangerous to animals and humans – Hendra-virus (flu etc), Lyssa-virus (like rabies) and Nipah-virus (encephalitis). These bats wear Green “Protected Species” badges, but unprotected humans are exposed to their noise, smell, droppings, virus dangers and damage to trees and orchards. Do we want the next world plague to be called “The Oz-Bat Epidemic?

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Surprising Stats about the Coronavirus Mortality Rate By Brian Simpson

     At last, according to this article, the coronavirus fatality rate is lower that expected, and closely approximates that of the flu:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/study-coronavirus-fatality-rate-lower-than-expected-close-to-flus-0-1/
  https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/11/why-a-study-showing-that-covid-19-is-everywhere-is-good-news

“The fatal and highly contagious novel coronavirus has spread faster but is less deadly than official data imply, the Economist magazine reported over the weekend, citing a new study. On Saturday, the Economist reported that the fact that the illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the United States could be “good news.” “If millions of people were infected weeks ago without dying, the virus must be less deadly than official data suggest,” the magazine determined, using graphs to suggest the faster the disease spreads and hits its peak, the fewer people will die. The Economist article cited a new study by Justin Silverman and Alex Washburne that used data on influenza-like illness (ili) to show that the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is now widespread in America. Silverman and Washburne found that the coronavirus mortality rate could be as low as 0.1 percent, “similar to that of flu.”

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Slamming the Gates Shut By Cherry Knight

     One of the very good things to come from this coronavirus crisis has been that people have got a taste of what immigration restriction is like, and it is like a breeze of fresh air, clean as the city air at evening, without so many cars:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/ipsos-poll-nearly-8-in-10-americans-want-immigration-moratorium-for-u-s/

“Almost 8-in-10 Americans want immigration to the United States paused during the Chinese coronavirus crisis as unemployment reaches record levels, a new poll reveals. A newly released Ipsos poll finds Americans are almost totally unified in their support for pausing immigration in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and mass unemployment. Overall, about 79 percent of American adults said they want immigration temporarily paused to the U.S. — a policy far beyond just the travel bans that have been implemented on Chinese, Iranian, and European travel to the country by President Trump’s administration. Support for an immigration moratorium has increased in recent weeks. In early March, when Americans were asked about their support for pausing immigration from high-risk countries, about 76 percent said they supported a pause. Similarly, 70 percent of Americans said they support grounding all international flights to the U.S. to stop foreign travel into the country while the coronavirus continues taking its toll on major cities like New York City, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and New Orleans, Louisiana. In early March, just 39 percent of Americans said they supported grounding all international flights — indicating a 31 percent increase in support for grounding all international flights to the U.S. over the course of four weeks. As Breitbart News chronicled, pauses on immigration are not unprecedented. To the contrary, the U.S. has historically cut all immigration in times of crisis and mass unemployment.”

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Japan Says Goodbye to Chinese Globalism By James Reed

     Globalism has always, at least in the late part of the 20th century been about Asianisation, mainly dominance by China. We have seen this in Australia, with first the propaganda machine getting going once multiculturalism had broken the back of Anglo-Australia, then with the Asianisation part of Asia ideology, then open endorsement of being a colony of China, prelude to total replacement. But, Japan is not going to way of cucked pseudo nations, and proudly is returning to nationalism:
  https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3079126/japan-pay-firms-leave-china-relocate-production-elsewhere-part

“Japan has earmarked US$2.2 billion of its record economic stimulus packageto help its manufacturers shift production out of China, as the coronavirus disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners. The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online. The move coincides with what should have been a celebration of friendlier ties between the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be on a state visit to Japan early this month. But what would have been the first visit of its sort in a decade was postponed a month ago amid the spread of the novel coronavirus and no new date has been set. China is Japan’s biggest trading partner under normal circumstances, but imports from China slumped by almost half in February as the disease closed factories, in turn starving Japanese manufacturers of necessary components. That has renewed talk of Japanese firms reducing their reliance on China as a manufacturing base. The government’s panel on future investment last month discussed the need for manufacturing of high-added value products to be shifted back to Japan, and for production of other goods to be diversified across Southeast Asia.”

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Suing China? Try it and See How Fast it Will Fail By Ian Wilson LL. B

     I always find it amusing when lawyers think that super-entities such a China can be reigned in by legal action. But, that is what an eager team of US lawyers think, God bless them, because they will need all the help they can get from transcendental powers:
  https://gen.medium.com/these-attorneys-would-love-to-help-you-sue-china-over-the-coronavirus-3a7c5f61e86c

“March 13, the Berman Law Group, a firm based in Boca Raton, Florida, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the People’s Republic of China, along with several government ministries and other authorities, for its mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis. As the complaint alleges, the defendants, “acting from their own economic self-interest … failed to report the outbreak as quickly as they could have; underreported cases; and failed to contain the outbreak despite knowing the seriousness of the situation.” The original complaint named just four individual plaintiffs and a local company, an athletic training facility — none of whom had contracted the illness. But the filing made national headlines, and prompted a flood of calls — nearly 10,000 at last count — by additional plaintiffs, many of whom, like the Vecchiarellos, have been impacted more directly by the virus. An amended complaint, lead attorney Matthew Moore promises, will cover much larger classes and subclasses of plaintiffs.

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The Vaccination Refusal letter (For Information Purposes Only) By Mrs Vera West

     The Australian Vaccination-Risk Network, has noted that Prime Minister Morrison announced that from the 1st of May 2020 it would be compulsory for those working in aged care or those visiting aged care facilities to receive a flu vaccination. The website has a letter that they suggest might be consulted, along with the individual seeking their own legal advice. Anyway, for information purposes only, in the spirit of public news reporting, here is what they say, not necessarily the views of anyone at this Alog.org site or organisation, but it may be of some in secret, but our lips are sealed until tortured, but let’s not go there:
  https://avn.org.au/2020/04/influenza-vaccination-refusal-letter/

Here is the letter to give to the aged care facility
Dear
Re Vaccination
I refer to the recent direction for me to have an annual influenza vaccination.
Before I make a decision in respect of this matter, I would like to clarify certain matters.
Would you please advise as to whether there has been a state or federal government direction to the company which would require us to have the annual influenza vaccine? If such a direction has been made, could I please have a copy of it? If no such government direction has been made, on what legal basis are you directing me to submit to an annual influenza vaccination?
Could you please provide me with the scientific evidence that is being used to justify the new policy?
Upon receipt of the above information I will consider the matter further.
In the interim however, I would like to note the record on certain matters.
1) I am yet to make a decision as to whether I will submit to an annual influenza vaccination. However, I do feel like I am being pressured into submitting to a medical procedure that is not without certain medical risks.
2) I provide below the relevant wording from the safety leaflet for FluQuadri vaccine. On any objective view, a flu vaccine is not completely safe.
Serious side effects:
inflammation of nerves leading to weakness, such as weakness of facial muscles (facial palsy)
visual disturbance (optic neuritis/ neuropathy)
fainting (syncope)
dizziness
tingling or numbness of hands or feet (paraesthesia)
temporary inflammation of nerves causing pain
paralysis and sensitivity disorders (Guillain Barre syndrome [GBS])
fits (convulsions) with or without fever
severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
temporary reduction in the number of blood particles called platelets (thrombocytopenia)
swollen glands in neck, armpit or groin (lymphadenopathy)
3) My research has led me to many studies which also support my conclusion that a flu vaccine is not completely safe or effective. I have provided some below.
Cochrane Libary reviews of influenza vaccines
Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the community and the household
What, in Fact, Is the Evidence That Vaccinating Healthcare Workers against Seasonal Influenza Protects Their Patients? A Critical Review
4) I am also aware that under the vaccine injury compensation program in the United States, more than $4 billion of compensation has been paid out to victims who have been injured by vaccines in that country. The majority of the cases are caused by the Flu vaccine. Many such cases to be found at this link
5) I certainly do not wish to ever feel that I have passed on a flu or other communicable disease to a third party. However, I need to balance that desire with the fact that I have concerns about the safety of the flu vaccine. There is also no compelling evidence that receiving a flu vaccine makes someone less likely to transmit it to others. In any civilised country like Australia, I strongly believe that whether to have an invasive medical procedure is a personal decision and I should not be subjected to coercion. My job should certainly not be at risk as appears to be the case at the present time.
If it is to be the case that my employment has now become conditional upon submitting to an annual influenza vaccine, are you prepared to indemnify myself and my family for financial losses in the event that I suffer any adverse reaction to the annual influenza vaccine?
Upon receipt of your response to the matters raised in this letter, I will consider the matter further.
I thank you in anticipation,
Yours faithfully …...”

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The Pandemic Panic and Immigration Propaganda By Chris Knight

    Just like the move to keep up gun banning, during these crazy times, the immigration lobby here in the US have not stopped, and are using the coronavirus crisis as a tool for their immigration agenda. The arguments are comic, if the issue was not so deadly:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/08/progressives-employers-claim-daca-migrants-are-crucial-for-fighting-coronavirus/

“Pro-migration advocates say the nation will lose up to 200,000 crucial workers in the coronavirus fight if President Donald Trump does not reverse his opposition to the 2012 Deferred Amnesty for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty given to roughly 750,000 younger illegals. But the dramatic claim is undermined by rival studies that show few DACA migrants work in the healthcare sector and that many more American healthcare professionals can be pulled off the sidelines to help suppress the dangerous epidemic. “DACA recipients simply do not comprise large a share of workers, and that is certainly true in a huge sector of the economy like health care,” says an April 7 study by the Center for Immigration Studies. “The best augment for legalizing DACA recipients is that they came [to the United States] at young ages, not that they play a big role in fighting the epidemic,” author Steve Camarota wrote to Breitbart News. U.S. healthcare employers are disregarding many sidelined American professionals and qualified legal immigrants who can be mobilized in an emergency, according to an April 2020 report by a pro-migration group, the Migration Policy Institute:

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From the Coronavirus Back to the Climate Agenda By James Reed

    Yes, the new class are at it 24/7. You would have thought that the coronavirus freak-out would have scattered them, especially the climate change mob, but not a chance:
  https://www.technocracy.news/climate-alarmists-use-coronavirus-to-push-climate-change-agenda/

“Several climate alarmists, including celebrities, members of the media, and politicians, are using the deadly coronavirus pandemic to further their climate change agenda. A report by Steven Milloy released by the Heartland Institute on Tuesday, titled Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus, highlighted how certain activists are using the crisis to advance their agenda. Included in the report were 60 tweets from a “wide variety of climate alarmists” who have used the crisis to further their climate agenda. Milloy strategically ranked the tweets, giving certain honors to the “top ten,” which included comments from CBS News, Sky News’s Ed Conway, Democratic Socialists of America, Greta Thunberg, and Socialist Party USA. Ranked first in the report was a tweet from CBS Los Angeles, which claimed the coronavirus led to “lower levels of pollution around the world.” The outlet also reported that some have been “seeing dolphins” due to better clarity. “Here we are amid an actual and grave health and economic crisis… and all climate communists can think about is how to exploit global suffering to push their twisted climate hoax,” Milloy said in a statement. The report went on to include Ed Conway’s remarks on the coronavirus as it relates to climate change and concluded that Conway determined that the “coronavirus will kill climate skeptics.” Democracy for America was also highlighted in the report for its tweet promoting the Green New Deal, saying the United States can certainly afford the socialist-backed deal if it can afford a $2 trillion stimulus package for the American people. Similar to Democracy for America, the far-left Democratic Socialists of America was ranked fourth in the report for a tweet the group shared that promoted the Green New Deal amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The coronavirus pandemic makes what we’ve already known clear: we need a Green New Deal to stop climate change, provide desperately needed jobs, and halt future mass pandemics,” the group wrote on March 18.

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The Death of Pentti Linkola By Brian Simpson

     The Right-wing environmentalist Pentti Linkola of Finland died on April 54, 2020. He expounded many things which we as a conservative Christian movement would disagree with, but what is interesting is that like his US counterpart, the late Garrett Hardin, he was strongly anti-immigration and anti-globalism. Unlike our Greenies, or most of them, he practiced what he preached, and worked tirelessly to save local forests which cannot be all bad, as this gives home to cuddly creatures, like grizzly bears, and nice doggies like European timber wolves. What is interesting about him is that he escaped the intellectual death sentence usually delivered to those who say what he said. Maybe even quoting things he said would be illegal here in Australia; I don’t know. In any case, the sheer guts and daring of the man probably made him the national treasure to otherwise pelvically politically correct Finland.  In Australia, a similar thinker would simply be destroyed by our thug class of self-righteous new class chatterers.
  https://www.counter-currents.com/2020/04/remembering-pentti-linkola/#more-118512

“It is not very difficult to understand why the Dissident Right appreciated Linkola. He criticized modernization, humanism, and globalism in a way that was charming even in its most extreme and provocative forms. Like many luminous figures of all eras, Linkola was a son of an impoverished upper-class family, and his hatred towards the vulgarity of the modern age stemmed from his family background. He was no politician and had no mass movement behind him, so he was immune to all forms of political correctness. Unlike most other thinkers of the Green Movement, he always recognized the ecologically and culturally disastrous effects of mass immigration. He said to the author Eero Alén: ”Helsinki has become a Negro city. Everywhere you go, you see Negroes. That kind of Helsinki is no true Helsinki for me.” Linkola did not consider the nation a value as such, but his thinking did have some nationalist elements. In his book Unelmat paremmasta maailmasta (Dreams of a Better World, 1971) he wrote:

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Gun Banners Capitalise on Coronavirus Freak-Out By Charles Taylor

     Aussies, you need to beware of what your corrupt political class are getting up to while attention is diverted to the coronaviral freak-out “panicdemic.” Pushing through gun control legislation is but one of their dark, evil tricks:
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/while-the-masses-panicked-over-a-virus-u-s-house-wrote-a-bill-will-ban-assault-weapons_04072020

“While the majority of the country has been laser-focused on the coronavirus, stocking up on decades worth of toilet paper, and mass purchasing Clorox wipes, the United States House of Representative wrote a bill that will ban “assault weapons.” Representative Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, introduced H.R. 5717 on January 30, which would, among other items, ban the purchasing and possession of assault weapons, according to USA Today. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced in February the Senate version of the bill, S.3254.  Not long after, the coronavirus hype was all over mainstream media burying the news of this draconian legislation. The legislation introduced a variety of reforms with the intent to “end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.” It would require state law enforcement authorities to be notified when a background check is denied and mandate the attorney general to issue an annual report to Congress detailing the number of background check denials. It would also necessitate all firearm owners to obtain a federal firearms owner’s license, although purchases made before the enactment of the bill are exempt. And the bill, as correctly stated by the Military Arms Channel, would make it illegal “to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.” –USA Today
The bill defines a semiautomatic assault weapon as any firearm with the capability to “accept a detachable magazine” and either a pistol grip, forward grip, grenade launcher, barrel shroud, threaded barrel or a folding, telescoping or detachable stock.

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Justice at Last for Cardinal Pell By Ian Wilson LL.B

     At last something else to make the news other than that blasted coronavirus, which is giving me the pips. Finally, the High Court of Australia has quashed Cardinal Pell’s previous conviction for allegedly sexually abusing two teenage choirboys. The High court did not engage in high theory, but went back to look at the evidence. Was it reasonable to suppose that the accused could abuse two boys, while he was fully robed, in a matter of minutes? No, it was held.
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8194467/How-Cardinal-George-Pells-heavy-robes-helped-clear-sexually-abusing-two-teen-choirboys.html?ito=push-notification&ci=12410&si=1326534
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/george-pell-verdict-victorian-justice-system-is-the-biggest-loser-as-convictions-quashed/news-story/a3744bd98fff6d973250dc36a6cbc671

“The High Court’s 44-page unanimous judgment amounts to a primer for the judiciary, particularly in Victoria, on how criminal justice is supposed to work. That primer was needed: if an innocent man can be jailed without a proper basis in law, nobody is safe. The pain for Victoria does not end there. Pell’s tormentors in the media will need to re-examine the way they engaged in years of character assassination that has left them looking foolish. The state government cannot escape the fallout. Victoria should join NSW by allowing high-profile criminal matters to be heard by a judge alone — without the assistance of a potentially biased jury. The worst aspect of this case is that Victorian legislation meant the Pell jury was denied the full story about the man who claimed to have been assaulted by the cardinal. Relevant evidence about the complainant was kept from the jury by virtue of legislation that was put in place with the clear intention of protecting those who claim to be victims of sexual assault. The Pell jury was never told that the complainant had a history of psychological problems that required treatment. Nor were they told that Pell’s legal team was rebuffed in court — in the absence of the jury — when they attempted to gain access to records showing the extent of this man’s psychological problems.

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The “Obsolete Scum of White Australia” By Peter Bennett

     It is good to know what the multicult lobby thinks of us:
  https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/obsolete-scum-of-white-australia-behind-anti-chinese-sentiment-says-nsw-labor-mp-20200405-p54h9m.html

“Embattled NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane has warned “the obsolete scum of white Australia” has re-emerged, attacked Australia’s “mainstream media” as anti-Chinese and praised Beijing’s leadership during the coronavirus crisis in a February essay that mirrors Chinese state propaganda. The revelation of Mr Moselmane’s February 5 opinion piece for the East China Normal University comes with the upper house MP already facing intense criticism - including from his own party- for separate comments he made praising Chinese President Xi Jinping. In his February opinion piece, Mr Moselmane endorses the much-maligned praise by the World Health Organisation of “measures adopted by China... to stop the virus from spreading”. “At the same time, the Australian government was hesitant, lacked direction, and responded slowly and confusingly," he wrote. But in his February piece, Mr Moselmane savages Australia’s “mainstream media” for having “publicly played racist cards, offending and insulting many Australian citizens, especially Chinese residents” in actions that “further deepened the already great suffering of the victim”. “Today, the obsolete scum of 'white Australia' is once again flooding, and the theory of yellow fever has once again surfaced,” he wrote.

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The Virtual End of Globalisation! Ha! Ha! Told You So, New Class Elites! By James Reed

     Greg Sheridan, who by his photo appears to have eternal youth, has lost faith in globalisation, previously losing faith in multiculturalism.  Well, the disease critique of globalism was made by various writers over the past 20 years or more (Garrett Hardin etc., The Social Contract guys etc.), so the arguments have been out there for a long time, and until now, ignored by the chattering class. Anyway, welcome aboard Greg, to the good ship, nationalism. I hope you don’t mind my smell, I don’t wash too much being dirt poor from globalisation, but we are now all in the life boats together, so let’s cuddle up against the coming winter chill of converging catastrophes, detailed by the late Guillaume Faye (1949-2019) in his book, Convergence of Catastrophes:
  https://www.amazon.com/Convergence-Catastrophes-Guillaume-Faye/dp/1907166467

“The thesis of this book is a terrifying one: our present global civilisation will collapse within twenty years, and it is too late to stop it. We shall regress to a 'New Middle Ages' akin to the fall of the Roman Empire, only much more destructive. For the first time in the whole of human history, certain 'dramatic lines', giant crises and catastrophes of immense proportions - already tangible - have emerged. They are converging and will most likely reach their zenith by 2020. Up to that time, as we have already been witnessing, their effects will continue to get worse, until a breaking point is reached. Guillaume Faye rigorously examines these escalating crises one by one: environmental damage and climate change; the breakdown of a speculative and debt-ridden globalist economy; the return of global epidemics; the depletion of fossil fuels and of agricultural and fishing resources; the rise of mass immigration, terrorism and nuclear proliferation; the worsening of the rupture between Islam and the West; and the dramatic explosion of a population of the elderly in the wealthy countries - all of it leading to an unprecedented worldwide economic recession, an increase in localised and possibly large-scale armed conflicts...and perhaps worse. Still, Faye reminds us, we should not give in to pessimism: what we are experiencing is not an apocalypse, but a metamorphosis of humanity. We might have reached the end of what the Hindu traditions refer to as the Kali Yuga, the 'age of iron' marked by materialism and selfishness, but those who survive the catastrophe and chaos will perhaps build a new and better humanity.”

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Mindless Globalism By James Reed

      What a sucker, deracinated cucked philosophy neo-liberalist globalism is, and the coronavirus pandemic has certainly shown that. Thus, mad globalist, and false nationalist, Trump, knew that there was a problem, when China began locking itself down, but he still did not close the border, being a mad globalist pro-immigration fanatic, just like the Democrats, - witness his kowtowing speech to India. It would have been possible to avoid the economic pain that is coming if cuck Trump could have had some nationalistic manhood and did what the Chinese did. Instead, he still kept open borders with China, until it was too late, consequently economically dooming the US economy, and the rest of the West, including Australia:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/half-million-chinese-people-entered-america-height-covid-19-outbreak
  https://summit.news/2020/04/03/half-a-million-chinese-people-entered-america-at-the-height-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

“Around half a million Chinese people, some of them infected with coronavirus, entered America from December to February at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, new figures show. The numbers, which were obtained from Commerce Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection records, were compiled by ABC News. They show that in the three-month period when coronavirus was raging across China, 759,493 people entered the U.S. from China. This number included 228,000 Americans who were returning home, meaning that roughly half a million were Chinese citizens or people living in China who were visiting the U.S. for tourism, business or to see family. This number of people were pouring into the U.S. while the World Health Organization was simultaneously insisting that no country should enforce any kind of border controls to stop the spread of the virus. President Donald Trump restricted travel from China from February 2nd onwards, but that was too little too late because the outbreak (which was subsequently covered up by China for two months) had started in Wuhan in November, according to Johns Hopkins University. According to Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic, out of the total figure arriving in the U.S. from China, “a large number might have been infected at the time of travel.” The numbers illustrate “how globalized our world has become,” he added. However, infectious disease specialist Dr. Simone Wildes suggested that the virus outbreak was the price of globalization and that Americans would just have to get used to it. “It shows that globalization is here, and we have to be better prepared to deal with the impact this will have on all our lives in so many ways,” he said. The data also shows that “From December, January and February on travelers entering the U.S. from eight of the hardest-hit countries: 343,402 arrived from Italy, 418,848 from Spain and about 1.9 million more came from Britain.”

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Lambie calls for virtual Parliament By Max Koslowski

     Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has called for a virtual Parliament to maintain oversight as the government looks to pass its $130 billion JobKeeper package on Wednesday. "You can't tell me in the 21st century that cannot be done," the Tasmanian senator told Fran Kelly on Radio National this morning. The Parliament practicing social distancing on Monday March 23. One third of Parliament will return to Canberra on Wednesday to pass the JobKeeper scheme, some being flown in on RAAF aircraft. Attorney-General and leader of the House of Representatives Christian Porter has said he would recall Parliament as needed while the pandemic raged on. However, the decision to dismiss Parliament in the first place has been criticised. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has said he disagrees with the decision, particularly given other parliaments across the world are continuing to sit. "We're a democracy. And in a democracy, you don't suspend it," he told News Breakfast. "It wasn't suspended during the Spanish flu, or World War I or World War II." Also speaking on News Breakfast this morning, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said there were "logistical" issues with Parliament continuing to sit, notably state border closures. "We do have an exemption in order to be able to get here, but we shouldn't really be stretching that beyond what is necessary," he said. "Because in the end, we're asking everybody to stay at home and to stop, sort of, moving around the countryside. We should really, as members of Parliament, try to stick to that as best we can, and keep our movements, our own movements, to a minimum as well." with Mary Ward

The Welfare State Set to Topple By Brian Simpson

     With all of this free communist welfare money being splashed around like there is no tomorrow, where will this lead? Why the collapse of the welfare state, naturally, with Finland being one of the early cabs off the ranks:
  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-02/finland-is-told-its-welfare-state-can-t-cope-with-virus-fallout

“One of the world’s best-funded welfare states is starting to crack as the fallout of the coronavirus triggers mass unemployment. Finland’s system of jobless benefits can’t cope with the sudden surge in demand, the country’s biggest unemployment fund, YTK, said. There are more than 300,000 Finns who suddenly find themselves without work, either through temporary layoffs or outright job cuts. A large chunk of them may have to wait until next year to get their first benefit payment, YTK said. Money’s not the problem, Managing Director Sanna Alamaki said in letters to members sent through April 1. It’s “that the benefit applications can’t be processed and, consequently, money can’t be paid out quickly enough,” she said. YTK is expecting “a flood” of more than 100,000 applications through April. That’s double the number it would process during an average year. Even if it triples staff, people would still face a three-month wait for their jobless benefit, YTK said. That exceeds the legal limit of 30 days. Finns, along with their Nordic neighbors, rely on a generous welfare system to ensure that those who drop off payrolls still get some form of monthly support. When that safety net starts to crack, it risks upending the social model that underpins the high levels of trust in government typical to the Nordics. The fund, which represents 20% of wage earners in Finland, called on the government to help, and asked that it provide subsidies to companies laying off workers so that they still get paid through the payroll. In a letter to members, the fund said more than 270,000 members are at risk of losing their jobs. That compares with the 187,000 people who were unemployed in February, according to official statistics.”

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The Golden Arches of Processed Food, Part By Mrs Vera West

     At least there are some amusing symbolic, and totally pointless virtual signalling during these times of collective insanity, of the coronavirus plague, or whatever. Will changing symbols change behaviour? Are viruses listening, relaxed  in their microscopic safe spaces?
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8167067/McDonalds-Audi-Volkswagen-brands-creating-social-distancing-logos.html

“McDonald's, Audi, and Volkswagen are the among the brands to have created 'social distancing' versions of their iconic logos. The term has become popularised because of the rampant spread of coronavirus around the world. People are being advised by national governments to stand around 6 feet apart from each other to minimise the risk of catching the potentially deadly virus. Last week, McDonald's in Brazil pulled apart their iconic golden arches logo in a picture which was posted on their Facebook page. The tweaked logo led to criticism from Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. He responded by saying: '@McDonalds give your workers paid sick leave'. Car brand Audi released a video showing its logo with the four rings separated as they called on customers to keep their distance. Similarly, Volkswagen, whose parent company owns Audi, promoted a similar video where they separated the V and W in their logo. And Coca-Cola is currently running an advert in the now-deserted Times Square in New York showing space between each of the letters of its logo. It is accompanied by the slogan, 'Staying apart is the best way to stay connected.' And while sportswear brand Nike has not tweaked its logo it launched a social media campaign with a strapline which read, 'If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance. Play inside, play for the world.' McDonald's has been forced to close all its stores in the UK and the US in response to the coronavirus outbreak.” 

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Time to Impeach Nancy Pelosi By Charles Taylor

     Australia does not have the level of really mad libtards at the level of Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, so it will be instructive for Aussies to have a look at what she is up to. 
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/02/democrats-create-select-committee-to-investigate-trumps-coronavirus-response/  
  https://greatamericandaily.com/nancy-pelosi-accused-trump-of-this-major-crime-and-then-all-hell-broke-loose/
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/02/here-we-go-again-donald-trump-trashes-nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-witch-hunt/

“President Donald Trump ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for creating a new select investigative committee to look into his handling of the coronavirus. “This is not the time for politics. Endless, partisan investigations, here we go again,” Trump said at the White House press briefing. Democrats announced Thursday that they would create a new select committee to investigate President Trump’s response efforts and his $2 trillion economic relief package. “Where there’s money, there’s also frequently mischief,” Pelosi said while announcing the creation of the committee. The president expressed disgust that Pelosi launched another “witch hunt” investigation during a crisis in the country. “It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt. And in the end it’s people doing the witch hunt who are losing,” he said, calling the new committee a “big waste of vital resources, time, and attention.”

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Blaming China By Peter Ewer

     China is working hard to deny any responsibility for the present coronavirus pandemic.  Of course, the politically correct thought police here in the West are working hard too, to make it “racist” and hence beyond the pale to speak of the “Chinese virus.” Anyway, China misled through release of incomplete and misleading data early in the piece:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/dr-deborah-birx-incomplete-chinese-data-misled-experts-on-seriousness-of-coronavirus/

“Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday said that medical experts failed to understand the seriousness of the coronavirus because of incomplete data coming out of China. “I think the medical community interpreted the Chinese data as that this was serious but smaller than anyone expected,” she said. “Because I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data.” Birx spoke about the experts’ relationship with the data during a White House press briefing on Tuesday evening. She acknowledged frankly that when she saw early data from China reporting only 50,000 cases of the virus among the 20 million people in Wuhan, China, and the 80 million in Hubei province, she felt that the threat was similar to that of SARS, which had 8,098 cases globally and 774 deaths. The devastation hitting countries like Italy and Spain and South Korea gave the experts much more complete data, helping them draw models that were far more alarming. “Let’s see if we can do much better than that,” President Donald Trump said during the briefing, pointing to the models predicting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the United States. Trump noted that the virus was also more contagious than expected. “I think the one thing that nobody really knew about this virus was how contagious it was,” he said. “It’s so incredibly contagious, and nobody knew that.”

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