There is something very sketchy about the official cases of coronavirus versus the string of important people who have it.
The U.K.’s health minister caught the virus. Canada’s First Lady Tests Positive For The Coronavirus Really? What are the odds?
Conclusions: In the close contacts of COVID-19 patients, nearly half or even more of the ‘asymptomatic infected individuals’ reported in the active nucleic acid test screening might be false positives.
-And there is a severe shortage of tests. Sure makes obfuscating what’s really transpiring an easy mission.
Either the cases are already many, many multiples higher than the 1,200 in the U.S. acknowledged, or there is a big-time psychological operation in play. It’s probably both, as the game is generating panic at this point.
And what better way to trigger a full-blown panic than for Trojan Horse Trumpenstein to call the affliction “just like the regular flu” on Monday, and then Wednesday evening turn around and implement a draconian 30-day ban on all travel from Europe. Talk about suddenly yelling fire in a crowded theater.
Also throwing a match on the kindling was National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Fauci’s warning that “millions” of Americans could contract the virus if Americans are “complacent.”
Axios reports, citing two sources briefing on the meeting, that Congress’ in-house doctor told Capitol Hill staffers at a close-door meeting this week that he expects 75 million to 150 million people in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the country — will contract the coronavirus.
My Feb. 29, 2020, post on COVID-19 was spot on and in numerous respects. This should be reread, or read it now if for the first time before you continue.
One of my remarks was this: “Look for a big celebrity who’s active on Twitter to ‘come down’ sick to help trigger a panic among the plebs.”
And now, lo and behold Tom Hanks and his wife have announced they have the coronavirus. Has to be Oprah next?
Then Utah Jazz basketball player Rudy Gobert has also tested positive for coronavirus. Moments after the Gobert announcement, the NBA declared it would suspend the season until further notice. A short time later, it was announced that games would be played in empty arenas. No fans would be allowed to attend. Yes, now they have Joe Sixpack’s full attention.
Hanks even provided instruction on what’s next. No, you can’t make this stuff up.
Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?
We’ll keep the world posted and updated.
Take care of yourselves!
Takeaway: With this as the narrative, look for medical martial law and huge curtailment of liberties to follow very soon. This will be facilitated by shortages and, I predict, food rationing. New York Gov. Cuomo called in the National Guard.
To facilitate even more social isolation and atomization schools are closing. Events are being cancelled. The CME Group today announced it will close its Chicago trading floor as of the close of business Friday, March 13, 2020, as a precaution to reduce large gatherings that can contribute to the spread of coronavirus.” The public is being told to practice social distancing.
My market Minsky Moment call in the Feb. 29 post was not really that brilliant and, in fact, should have been damn obvious to anybody living in the real world. I’m hardly a sage. I’m only awake.
During the last two weeks, we witnessed one of the biggest market draw downs in history. This rapid change from clown world complacency to sheer terror and panic will have enormous implications for setting in motion the Crime Syndicate’s plans.
From my Feb. 29, 2020, post: “As we have alluded to in our Parasite Guild posts, the Crime Syndicate runs massive bubble-based financial ramps that serve to transfer enormous wealth to their coffers. Ultimately, these ramps can’t be sustained, and they reach what’s called the Minsky Moment. Indeed, the Crime Syndicate desires such a moment, as they can position for huge profits as the bubble bursts. Many of today’s multi-billionaires — including Mike Bloomberg and Paul Singer — exploded their wealth during the last financial crash through ‘event-driven‘ investments, which is just a nicer-sounding term for bear-raid arbitrage.”
Besides opportunities for big shorts, the boyz in the Crime Syndicate can set up bailouts, stimulus and white elephant projects that permit unsupervised looting opportunities. We discussed this in
- “White Elephant Projects Provide Boundless Looting Opportunities for Corrupt Kleptocrats”
- “The Loot of Mexican State Oil Company Pemex, and How it was Done.”
Emergencies and financial/economic crises open the door for full capture of the public purse or patsy institutions that can be robbed.
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— Hipster (@Hipster_Trader) March 11, 2020
A devastating credit collapse is unfolding rapidly. I wrote that shale oil would be at the epicenter. I’m also making the call that at an inopportune moment, credit ratings will be cut on the United States Treasury and other targeted countries.
More than 42% of investment-grade bonds in the United States and globally by amount outstanding are rated Baa, according to Moodys. This is dramatically higher than the lead up to the 2008-’09 financial crisis. The total amount outstanding currently hovers around $5 trillion. The energy industry is front and center for a wrecking-ball downgrade to junk status. But recently, the rating agencies have been downgrading consumer companies.
- The Low grade bond bubble: “Survey of a Paper Tiger Debt Implosion“
Here’s an example of the shale oil credit crash. You will notice that the final plunge is just another phase that was already well underway. Choked off from capital, these zombie companies have quickly slashed capex, which will result in a rig count collapse and layoffs of good-paying jobs in the energy patch.
Also from the Feb. 20 post:
Refusing to examine the dark side of life and its dangers has become a staple of our society. Naive optimism has become a virtue. The pajama person cult encourages people to remain oblivious in the face of adversity. And the more precarious our system becomes, the more these people see unicorns and rainbows. It is truly bizarre.
— Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) March 9, 2020
“Advanced forms of biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes may transform biological warfare … to a politically useful tool.” — PNAC in “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”
Also, if weaponized, don’t just assume that a state actor is behind it. The New Underworld Order Crime Syndicate can consist of non-state actors who may, for an example, be looking for mass vaccination largess combined with medical martial law, population culling and economic blow ups thrown in for good measure.