The totally unnecessary panic and hysteria over the coronavirus outbreak is now causing a week-long crash on Wall Street. And yes it is hysteria, because there’s no reason for it. It is irrational what’s going on now. As Bob Newhart would say, “Stop it!”
But I am somewhat suspicious of the motives of various government officials who are stirring up the unnecessary panic, as well as the “news” media. On the media’s part, many of the reporters and news anchors do not seem to have the same kind of investigative thinking skills they used to have. They seem to merely repeat whatever comes from CDC officials, without question.
And then there are some others out there who are not so ignorant, and are knowingly repeating panicky propaganda, on behalf of certain political agenda, in my opinion. We saw throughout the “Trump-Russia collusions” investigation and the Mueller report how media promoted that false narrative, which as Glenn Greenwald reported, was totally debunked by the Mueller report’s conclusions.
The latest as far as coronavirus is concerned is that a person in California has allegedly tested positive for the virus, but was not traveling to places such as China or had had any close contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. (Although I am suspicious whether the person actually has the coronavirus.) But the “news” is reporting that this is the first known case in which the virus is beginning to spread (like in an uncontrolled way).
But, as one of my favorite blogs, Target Liberty, quotes the Washington Post, the person in question lives in an area near “Travis Air Force Base, where hundreds of Americans repatriated from China, and others brought home from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship have been kept in quarantine. Many of them have been released.” But I am not hearing ANY of the newscasters reporting this entirely relevant fact! So we DO have evidence as far as how the person in California may have gotten the virus! But the media are not reporting those aspects of the case.
Target Liberty also reports that the CDC’s director of National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the one who has been issuing very dire, hysterical warnings about the coronavirus, is the sister of Rod Rosenstein, one of the senior DOJ officials who signed fraudulent FISA applications to spy on the Trump campaign. So is Nancy as corrupt as her awful brother? Just asking.
Messonnier is also on the board of directors of “Vaccinate Your Family,” which, according to that Target Liberty post, gets some of its funding from Merck, GlaxoSmithKlein, Pfizer, and Sanofi. (So, something smells rotten in Denmark, if you ask me.)
Another issue with the hysteria is that deaths among those with the coronavirus remain at roughly 2%, which is not high. As I have already referred to here, Jon Rappoport pointed out that China has high pollution and the respiratory systems of the Chinese people are already compromised. Coronavirus affects the respiratory system in the same way that the flu does. (But there doesn’t seem to be the same kind of panic over the flu now, is there?)
By the way, Jon Rappoport’s most recent posts on coronavirus are extremely informative.
Also what’s not really being mentioned by “news” outlets are just who exactly is dying as a result of infection of coronavirus. It’s generally the same case as with the flu: elderly people and those with preexisting conditions such as diabetes or other diseases they have already been battling. Such situations weakens people’s immune systems. And also especially vulnerable are those who are smokers, boozers, drug addicts, and obese people.
But by not reiterating those important aspects of this situation, including the low rate of deaths among those testing positive for coronavirus at 2%, the “news” reporters are reinforcing the false narrative that the coronavirus is as deadly as Ebola and that everybody needs to worry, be hysterical, stay in and not go about their regular activities and PANIC!
And because of this not only is there a stock market “sell-off,” but it looks like Wall Street is continuing to tank similarly to 2008! And there’s no reason for this.
I heard a financial commentator on the radio saying that people should calm down, and don’t sell your stocks unless you need the money right now. People need to be patient.
So, are the media furthering this false narrative deliberately?
Target Liberty, by the way, also has a post on how some people who hate Donald Trump are using the coronavirus outbreak as a way to test Trump’s ability to deal with this crisis, pointing out how the “news” people of CNN in particular are either deliberately dispensing misinformation or just ignorantly getting facts wrong. (Just to be clear, I am not a Trump supporter, as I hove been supportive of the Libertarian Party, and have already mentioned here Jacob Hornberger.)
And given how much the Trump haters really do hate Trump, some of them have made it clear that they hope the economy gets bad by the election so that Trump is blamed for it and doesn’t get reelected. These are truly sick people. And some of them think that way, even though they have 401Ks and investments that are now going downhill this week because of the coronavirus hysterical sell-off.
What the media people really ought to do is continuously remind people how to better protect themselves from the coronavirus (as well as the flu or other contagious diseases), and how to defend themselves from the effects of coronavirus if they get it. Such advice would include washing your hands thoroughly and not touching your nose or face with your fingers after touching other common objects like doorknobs, and to take Vitamin D as well as Vitamin C and Zinc. And to not engage in self-destructive habits such as smoking or boozing, doing drugs, and eating badly and being obese. Also, generally keep oneself in good health to prevent diabetes and other diseases in the first place. Elderly people especially have reason to take good care of themselves, because their immune systems are weaker than younger people.