Monday, April 20, 2020

Mnuchin Reveals How Long He Believes It'll Take the Economy to RecoverTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is optimistic about the United States' economy recovering quickly from the harmful effects of the government's response to the Wuhan coronavirus. In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday, Mnuchin said he thinks it'll be months and "definitely not years" before the U.S. economy returns to the strong levels it enjoyed before the current pandemic.

"I think it will be months. I definitely don't think it will be years. We are going to conquer this virus. We are going to have terrific breakthroughs," the treasury secretary said reassuringly.
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CHINA HOARDED PPE: After China Lied, Covered-Up Wuhan Virus, CCP Bought Up and HOARDED World-Wide PPE Supplies to Price Gouge, Hold West Hostage

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told Maria Bartiromo’s on her Fox Sunday morning show that during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, China attempted to “corner the world market” in personal protective equipment such as face masks and gloves.

“We know that China knew about the virus as early as mid-December. We know that for a period of about five to six weeks they hid the dangers from the rest of the world even as Chinese citizens were flying around the world seeding the world with the virus,” Navarro said on Fox News.

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Politics, the W.H.O. and COVID-19 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on RSP Radio

Today I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the WHO while a review is conducted to assess the WHO’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” 
- President Donald Trump at last Tuesday's coronavirus press briefing

And with our president's ever so rightfully spoken words, we now are baring witness to both supposed world health experts and the Democrats here at home stating that our president's decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) is a “crime against humanity” and a “damnable act" that will cost many more lives. And these folks do so while ignoring the fact that it was the W.H.O. together with China that orchestrated a self-protective cover-up that led to the situation we now face today.

In fact, not only did U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres state that the W.H.O. is “absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against Covid-19,” but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself not only continues to weaponize this disease for political gain, but said that Trump's cutting off funding to the W.H.O. is, “Dangerous, illegal, and will be swiftly challenged,” adding that, “We can only be successful in defeating this global pandemic through a coordinated international response with respect for science and data.”
So I guess Ms. Pelosi, like most Democrats, never heard of American exceptionalism in regards to problem solving let alone the fact that most of the data, numbers, and projected statistics to date...which helped to initiate and sustain the mainstream media's generated call to panic... all have been wrong regarding not only the number of people infected here in the U.S., but also helped in skewing the COVID-19 death count numbers as well. And when you compare the projected number of ventilators that would be needed to the actual number of ventilators used, you can see why President Trump had to do what he did.

But the truth is that President Trump has not permanently cut funding to the W.H.O. (which is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group), but simply put funding “on hold” for 60-90 days pending what is a much needed review of both the W.H.O.'s actions and inactions in regards to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. And with our country being the single largest contributor to the W.H.O.'s annual budget...a contributor to a tune of $893 million during its current two-year funding cycle which translates into roughly15% of its operating budget...China on the other hand, ground zero of this entire sorted mess, pays but 0.2% of the W.H.O.'s said budget. What a sweetheart of a deal this is for an organization that is not now nor has it ever really been America's friend.

Most definitely not our friend for the W.H.O. knew months before the world did just how contagious COVID-19 was, and hid that fact while the death count outside of China continued to rise. And the W.H.O. also knew of China's restrictions placed upon the sharing of research into the virus as well as their remaining silent as to the sudden “disappearance” of numerous researchers and doctors... some of whom tried to warn world leaders as to the truth about what was happening in Wuhan.

Simply, China, the W.H.O., and the United Nations itself via their collective silence have led some to believe that maybe this was a secretly agreed to “culling of the herd” so to in a stealth initiation into beginning the implementation of population control as per U.N. Agenda 30...with COVID-19 being used as a bio-weapon of sorts.

And while the conspiratorists are indeed pushing just this type of scenario, know that coronaviruses are common in nature. But also know that what is not common is China's duplicity and the W.H.O.'s complicity in withholding the truth while callously watching, as I write this, over 2.6 million people becoming ill with over 150,000 dying from COVID-19. And if truth about the virus had been forthcoming...especially that an accidental release of the virus had would have helped to contain COVID-19's worldwide spread, thus equating into many of the disease's casualties being alive today.

Remember, it's been well known for quite some time that The Wuhan Institute of Virology (W.I.V.)...who in 2015 was the first bio-research lab in China to have received the highest level of international "bio-research safety"... as in BSL-4...had for years been conducting coronavirus experiments on small animals including horseshoe bats. These animals gotten from caves in Yunnan, China, were then deliberately infected with viruses and other nasties with the W.I.V. then selling these now sick animals to the infamous “wet markets” for human consumption after experimentation on them was completed.

And the “wet markets” is where COVID-19 was first unintentionally transferred human-to-human by what appears to be either a decontamination accident or carelessness by a bio-research lab technician who thought or hoped that he or she was successfully decontaminated, then went into the markets to shop or eat not aware that he or her was still carrying the live virus on their person.

So no matter what the conspiratorists say or want you to believe, there is no evidence whatsoever that COVID-19 was engineered as a bio-weapon as leading independent scientists from around the world have agreed that this naturally occurring virus jumped from this case horseshoe man...via naturally occurring cross-species contamination. And while this conclusion was reached by studying the virus' genetic code, as in its DNA and its RNA sequencing, that doesn't mean that COVID-19 didn't inadvertently come from the Wuhan lab via the above referred to accidental transmission.

A sad and could have been prevented occurrence indeed, but again not a deliberate act of bio-terrorism by China. But, and this is critical, if China had not remained silent our country would not be one of the hardest hit by COVID-19...hit to the tune of having the highest number of cases in the world as well as the highest number of deaths. And again as I write this, we have recorded 714,387 cases of the virus, with 37,303 deaths here in the U.S.

But even worse than China and the W.H.O.'s silence is the fact that back in January and March 2018, as per The New York Post, Wuhan Council General Jamison Fouss together with Rick Switzer our embassy's Counselor of Environment, Science, and Technology, visited the W.I.V. level 4 bio-research labs at China's invitation, and then after said visits they sent two diplomatic cables...cables that were categorized as “Sensitive But Unclassified” Washington over safety concerns they witnessed on both visits. And what's critical here is that the first cable expressed both their concerns that the bio-research lab’s work on bat coronaviruses had a risk for potential human transmission...transmission that they said could cause a new SARS-like pandemic as the bats experimented on likely came from the same bat population that spawned the 2003 SARS well as their concerns about what they said was a serious shortage of appropriately trained bio-research lab lab technicians like the one who went into the “wet markets” unknowingly carrying the virus.

And for the conspiracy sorts, know there is a key difference between a bio-research lab and a bio-weapons in a bio-research lab's aim is to study pathogens to help prevent the spread of disease while a bio-weapons lab aims to manipulate pathogens to possibly release them into the general population at a given ordered time. Even the two cables sent by our embassy officials refer to the W.I.V. lab as a bio-research lab not a bio-weapons lab. And besides, we now know that COVID-19 is spread via person-to-person contact, meaning there is no "fallout" left behind. A bio-weapon would leave some sort of "fallout" whether it be in the air, in the water, or in the soil, and no such "fallout" has been detected anywhere the virus has surfaced.

Now as for the cables themselves...if “certain folks” in Washington knew about these two cables but kept quiet... cables that I believe might have been kept from President Trump by those in the State Department still loyal to Obama...they were doing so to hide the fact that is was under the Obama administration that we actually helped build and finance the W.I.V. bio-research lab. And Obama probably claimed that in doing so it would help China “get up to par” in global life sciences research no matter that this area in China was an already known epicenter of previous virus outbreaks. And with the W.H.O. being in China's pocket they probably also knew about the two diplomatic cables sent, but willfully chose not to say anything about them as well.

So what exactly does President Trump hope to accomplish by his rightly saying that, “The W.H.O. failed in this basic duty (as in to sound the alarm) and must be held accountable.” There are five areas of concern, I believe, that must be addressed before the WHO is not only considered for refunding but trusted by the U.S. again.

First, while accountability in regards to China means that they must “fess up” and tell the truth about where, when, and how the virus escaped and then spread, the W.H.O... supposedly the world's health and epidemic control police force...must explain exactly why they took China’s word about the virus “at face value” while at the same time they failed to share information about why said virus was spreading so rapidly. And this is important because back in early March, Taiwan accused the W.H.O. of failing to publish early warnings from Taiwanese medical officials that the coronavirus could be spread via human-to-human transmission.

Second, the W.H.O.-China connection itself must be fully explained including why it took six days before Chinese President Xi Jinping told the world about the dangers posed by the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, and also why the W.H.O. again kept quiet and did not declare a global health emergency until early this past January when it now appears that they knew about Wuhan as well as how the virus was spread since at least early November 2019.

Third, we need to know why China with no objections from the W.H.O. allowed people to travel from Wuhan to other points in China and beyond.

Fourth, why did Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder, cover the W.H.O.'s back by stating that cutting off funds to the W.H.O. “is as dangerous as it sounds,” and why did he and the W.H.O.'s secretary general together call out President Trump on his placing travel restrictions on China while failing to do so regarding China itself.

And fifth but far from last, what is the personal connection and what exactly is there for China to gain from said connection between the W.H.O.'s Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Beijing...does it involve monetary gain or is it a U.N. politically sanctioned power grab by China, or something else completely.

So now as China is upping its death toll by 50%, and as our country tries to figure out ways to hold China tangibly accountable...if that is even possible...the fact remains that China did indeed whitewash the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and did so from the very beginning with help from the W.H.O. And to that affect politics once again has set in as Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee along with Sen. Martha McSally from Arizona are sponsoring a bill that would allow Americans affected by COVID-19 to sue the Chinese government for its lies and cover-ups both of which aided in the spread of the virus here in the U.S. And while this is a noble gesture it is not a realistic one unless proof positive of a deliberate and malicious spread could be proven...which I personally don't think will happen.

And on the Democrat front, as usual Nancy Pelosi and crew...who together are still holding up the CARES Act loans and grants to small businesses...want yet another investigative committee set up to not only look into the virus itself and China's duplicity in its spread, but to try and hold President Trump responsible for the virus gaining a stronghold here in the U.S. while he's busy trying to get America's economy up and running again. Guess this is Pelosi's “Trump Must Go” part four...or is it part five or even part six by now.

So while “We the People” digest President Trump's recently announced three-part plan to reopen America's economy, a plan that would allow people to get back to work and businesses to reopen, the overall “social distancing” mandate still remains in place, at least for another few weeks. And it does so while the media and the press continue to relish in the revenue and ratings boost that their 24/7 COVID-19 panic based coverage affords them...and they do so while we remain prisoners in our homes with nowhere to go, with little to do.

Copyright @ 2020 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.   

For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, We're More Sick Of It Than From It


Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st from 7-9pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Politics, the W.H.O. and COVID-19'; 'We're More Sick Of It Than From It'; and are joined by Bill Finlay aka Wild Bill for America; plus news of the day.

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