What could possibly go wrong?
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
A New Zealander who lives in China told the New Zealand Herald that “everything has fallen apart” and some Chinese people are selling used face masks found in trash cans.
The man, who lives in northeast China with his wife and two children, told the newspaper, “It’s getting worse by the day … everything has fallen apart here.”
The eyewitness was speaking on condition of anonymity due to fear of reprisals from the Chinese government, which has threatened people with 15 years jail time for spreading “misinformation” about the coronavirus.
With shortages crippling many areas of the country, the man said even used face masks were being sold for $50 dollars.
“I see old ladies walking around picking face masks out of the trash and then they sell them on the street the next day laughing about it,” he said. “When China says they’ve got enough and they’re handing them out, they’re not, I can tell you that now – there’s none available anywhere.”
He added that the masks are being ironed to make them appear new and that fights over food such as eggs and vegetables were also becoming a common occurrence.
As we highlighted yesterday, citing numbers inadvertently published by Tencent’s Epidemic Situation Tracker, Taiwan News reported that coronavirus infections are “astronomically higher than official figures,” and could be as high as 10 times those publicly released.
Stores running out of rice, toilet paper and surgical masks
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Hong Kong residents are emptying store shelves of storable food and household supplies out of fears China will seal its borders, thus stopping exports to Hong Kong.
Residents have already wiped out supermarkets of rice, toilet paper and cleaning wipes in addition to surgical masks and sanitizers which were already running in short supply.
“If China stops exporting stuff here, where would we get our necessities from?” Asked an elderly lady in front of empty shelves, as reported by Voice of America.
The outlet also reported that there’s a “there is also panic buying on rice — a staple food for Hong Kongers — packet noodles and vitamins, leaving the shelves eerily empty, although there was no shortage of meat and vegetables in shops,” suggesting that residents are stocking up on food that won’t spoil.
“There has been a severe shortage of surgical masks and sanitizing agents such as alcohol hand rubs and wipes, with many pharmacies posting notes on their windows saying ‘No masks, alcohol sanitizing agents or wipes available,’” stated Voice of America. “Long queues quickly form outside any shops that announce they have a supply of masks.”
“Thousands braved chilly winds and camped overnight Tuesday outside an outlet at Kowloon Bay that said it had procured a supply of masks from Dubai.”
Additionally, 10 clinics have closed in Hong Kong due to the lack of surgical masks, and another 400 clinics may soon close if more mask shipments are not received.
China’s economic output has slowed down significantly due to the unprecedented quarantine of millions of mainland residents, which has also contributed to the stockpiling in Hong Kong.
February 6, 2020
A number of individuals have been labeled and identified on the Internet as the anti-Trump Deep State ‘whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella. Below we identify a few of the individuals who were misidentified as Eric Ciaramella.
Yaacov Apelbaum put together information regarding the many individuals misidentified as Deep State’s Eric Ciaramella.
Below is a list of some of those individuals as well as a picture of the real leaker, Ciaramella.
On October 30th, Paul Sperry announced at RealClearInvestigations.com in a post that the so-called ‘whistleblower’ in lying Adam Schiff’s fake impeachment sham is none other than Eric Ciaramella. This was old news to us at TGP as well as Dan Bongino and others on the web. (We first reported on Ciaramella on October 11th.)
But in Sperry’s post, he notes the exact pronunciation for Ciaramella’s name – (pronounced char-a-MEL-ah) –
Bongino suspected that Sperry was trying to hint at something as the pronunciation of a name is not usually included in posts like Sperry’s. What Bongino suggested was that there is a connection between Sperry’s article and the Grassley and Johnson letter – Char-a-MEL-ah is the same ‘Charlie’ in the Strzok and Page communications.
This is why Schiff wanted to keep his identity hidden. Not only because Ciaramella is a clearly a leaker and is culpable for crimes due to his leaking but because he was spying on President Trump in the White House and was involved in the Russia collusion scam as well.
As we reported on October 11th, in a hit piece on conservatives in July, 2017, Yahoo reported that Mike Cernovich targeted an individual who worked for former National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, claiming the individual wanted to ‘sabotage’ President Trump. The article also said the individual claimed he is ‘pro-Ukraine and anti-Russia’.
Cernovich reported in June, 2017, that McMaster promoted Ciaramella in spite of his connections to Susan Rice in Obama’s White House:
West Wing officials confirmed to Cernovich Media that Eric Ciaramella, who worked closely with Susan Rice while at NSC, was recently promoted to be H.R. McMaster’s personal aide. Ciaramella will have unfettered access to McMaster’s conversations with foreign leaders.
Others noted Ciaramella was Obama’s NSC Director for the Ukraine. This connects him and his team at the NSC to Joe Biden. Biden was Obama’s lead in the Ukraine so it’s implausible that Ciararmella and his team were not connected to Biden. Schiff’s leakers are connected to Biden also.
Fool Nelson on Twitter was one of the first to out Ciaramella –
Another Internet sleuth, Greg Rubini, may have been the first to identify Ciaramella. Rubini however noted that Ciaramella was in the White House at an event and was seated directly behind Melania Trump –
This turned out to be incorrect as the individual in the picture above with Melania Trump was not Ciaramella. The individual identified as Eric Ciaramella is Hugo Verges, he is French President Emanuel Macron’s advisor for Latin America. This image was taken prior to the state diner on April 24, 2018.
This woman cannot stop her hatred and lies… even after she just took the biggest political hit of her worthless career. WOW 😳. 🙏🇺🇸KAG 2Q2Q
Democrats: Trump is attacking our elections. Also democrats : We don’t like the results of the election. We’re going to nullify it.
By Mark Dice – 2/6/2020
Mitt Romney in 2012: “I’m the Republican candidate for President!” Liberal media: “Romney is a racist, homophobic, war mongering, sexist tyrant!” Mitt Romney in 2020: “Orange man bad!” Liberal media: “Mitt Romney is a God!!!”
Claims real numbers are ten times higher.
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Citing numbers inadvertently published by Tencent’s Epidemic Situation Tracker, Taiwan News reports that coronavirus infections are “astronomically higher than official figures.”
According to the online news outlet, “Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on Wuhan virus deaths.”
The story claims that Tencent accidentally “showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.”
Tencent’s tracker also claimed that the death toll was actually 24,589 – “astronomically higher” than the 300 deaths officially confirmed at that time.
The figures were quickly changed back to the official figures, but Chinese netizens were able to get screenshots before this happened.
“Netizens noticed that Tencent has on at least three occasions posted extremely high numbers, only to quickly lower them to government-approved statistics,” reports Taiwan News.
The report speculates that either a coding problem could be causing the real “internal” data to accidentally be displayed or there could be a whistleblower on the inside who is “trying to leak the real numbers.”
Shortages of test kits as well as victims dying before they can reach hospital and be officially recorded as coronavirus victims has prompted numerous observers to claim that the real numbers are actually far higher.
As we previously reported, a top virologist who was involved in the response to SARS and visited Wuhan said he believes that the coronavirus is “out of control.”
We have entered a time of great chaos for the entire planet, and this virus certainly has the potential to greatly accelerate that chaos
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
The outbreak of this mysterious new coronavirus is getting more frightening with each passing day.
As you will see below, even the mainstream media is admitting that the number of cases shows “no signs of slowing” even though the Chinese government has implemented draconian measures in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.
Many in the western world continue to insist that this disease is not any more dangerous than the common flu, but the Chinese never locked down entire cities for the flu before.
In recent days, the images that have been coming out of China have been absolutely horrifying.
If these images are accurate, people are literally dropping dead in restaurants, in shopping malls and in public transportation hubs.
Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Act, joins Owen Shroyer on The Alex Jones Show to expose the 2019 Wuhan coronavirus as an offensive biological warfare weapon that the World Health Organization (WHO) already knows about.
At the epicenter of this outbreak, crematoriums in Wuhan are burning bodies 24 hours a day as they try to keep up with the flood of dead bodies coming in, and the workers at those facilities are completely and totally overwhelmed.
When I last posted an article about this pandemic on The Economic Collapse Blogthree days ago, there were 14,637 confirmed cases and the death toll had risen to 305.
Since that time, both numbers have nearly doubled…
The death toll and number of people infected by the Wuhan coronavirus continues to grow, with no signs of slowing despite severe quarantine and population control methods put in place in central China.
The number of confirmed cases globally stood at 28,256 as of Thursday morning, with more than 28,000 of those in China. The number of cases in China grew by 3,694, or 15%, on the previous day. There have been 563 deaths so far, all but two of which were in China, with one in the Philippines and one in Hong Kong.
Can you imagine how bad things are going to get if the numbers keep roughly doubling every three days?
Of course many are extremely skeptical that the official numbers that the Chinese government is giving us are accurate. Anecdotal reports seem to indicate that the situation is far worse than we are being told, and that includes firsthand testimony from a funeral home worker in Wuhan…
One worker at the Caidan Funeral Home, in suburban Wuhan, has claimed employees are working “24/7” to deal with the bodies, reports Epoch Times.
The worker said staff are exhausted and are working without proper equipment.
Identified only as Mr Yun, he said: “90 percent of our employees are working 24/7 … we couldn’t go back home.”
Chillingly, he claimed: “All Wuhan cremation chambers are working 24 hours.”
According to Mr. Yun, his facility needs “at least 100 body bags” every single day. If every other cremation center in the city is handling a similar workload, that would strongly indicate that the true death toll is far, far larger than the official numbers we are being given.
Video footage that has been circulating on social media also seems to back up Mr. Yun’s claims…
Meanwhile, videos from workers dealing with the crisis have been circulating on social media, including one from a worker at a Wuhan funeral home who shared footage of more than 10 bodies lying on gurneys, lined up for cremation.
Some netizens also shared videos they shot within different hospitals in Wuhan, showing bodies waiting to be transferred from the hospitals to funeral homes.
Here in the western world, a lot of people are not taking this crisis very seriously yet.
But over in China things are happening that are absolutely crazy.
If you can believe it, Chinese authorities have actually started locking some victims inside their own homes…
The clip shows two officers padlocking the door while asking the resident inside, “Do you have enough rice and vegetables at home?“
“I think so,” responds the person inside.
“OK, so don’t come out,” responds the officer, adding, “We are locking your door from outside. Don’t come out. It’s good for everyone.”
Eventually the police will go back and check on those victims.
If they are no longer living, they will be put in body bags and shipped off to a crematorium.
Could we soon see similar things happen in western countries?
Let us hope not, but it has become quite clear that this is a very serious outbreak.
Out of all the stories I have come across, perhaps the most heartbreaking of all is the story of a woman that passed the virus on to her newborn baby…
A Chinese baby has been diagnosed with coronavirus just 30 hours after a woman who had tested positive for the deadly disease gave birth in the epicenter city of Wuhan, according to state media.
Doctors at the Wuhan Children’s Hospital on Wednesday cited the case as evidence that pregnant women infected with the virus may be able to pass it to their unborn children, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
Can you imagine how heartbroken that mother must be right now?
Unfortunately, it looks like it won’t be too long before this is a true global pandemic. At this point, Singapore and South Korea both have more than 20 confirmed cases…
Singapore announced a new confirmed case of the coronavirus today, bringing its total to 25.
South Korea also confirmed four more cases today, bringing the national total to 23.
And here in the United States we now have our 12th confirmed case…
Wisconsin has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, state officials said on Wednesday.
The new patient, of undisclosed age and gender, is the twelfth confirmed case in the US after testing positive for the virus at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
As I keep stressing, we still don’t really know how bad this outbreak will eventually become in the western world.
We have entered a time of great chaos for the entire planet, and this virus certainly has the potential to greatly accelerate that chaos.
But this outbreak could also fizzle out soon, and then it would be regarded by most people in western countries as a “false alarm”.
For now, we will continue to carefully watch the latest developments each day. The World Health Organization says that there are “no effective remedies” for this virus, and the number of cases continues to escalate. China has already been completely gripped by panic, and if this outbreak continues to spread it is only a matter of time before more nations are paralyzed by fear as well.