Stephen Lendman – 2, 4, 2020
On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the “coronavirus outbreak (to be) a public health emergency of international concern.”
On Sunday, US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said the coronavirus “almost certainly is going to be a pandemic.”
The WHO defines a “pandemic” as a “worldwide spread of a new disease.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it “a disease that spreads across several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.”
Britain’s Health and Safety Executive says a viral outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic if it’s “markedly different from recently circulating strains,” notably if “humans have little or no immunity” to it.
The NYT quoted former CDC director Thomas Frieden, saying it’s “increasingly unlikely (that the coronavirus) can be contained,” adding:
“It is therefore likely that it will spread, as flu and other organisms do, but we still don’t know how far, wide, or deadly it will be.”
The term pandemic applies to a disease that affects large numbers of people worldwide – clearly not applicable to the coronavirus outbreak based on evidence so far. See below.
According to Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Pritish Tosh:
“In epidemiologic terms, an outbreak refers to a number of cases that exceeds what would be expected.”
“A pandemic is when there is an outbreak that affects most of the world.”
“We use the term endemic when there is an infection within a geographic location that lasts perpetually.”
An epidemic refers to an infectious disease outbreak in a particular country or community.
How do the above definitions apply to the coronavirus outbreak in China?
Here are the latest numbers through February 3, 2020: 20,622 confirmed cases, 426 dead in China, the outbreak mostly in Wuhan and surrounding areas.
Cases (infections, not deaths) in other countries aren’t anywhere near epidemic or pandemic levels. Judge for yourself:
Australia – 12
Cambodia – 1
Canada – 4
Finland – 1
France – 6
Germany – 10
India – 3
Italy – 2
Japan – 20
Malaysia – 8 (all Chinese nationals)
Nepal – 1
The Philippines – 2
Russia – 2
Singapore – 18
South Korea – 15
Spain – 1
Sri Lanka – 1
Sweden – 1
Taiwan – 10
Thailand – 19
UAE – 5
UK – 2
US – 11
Vietnam – 8
Most of the above cases apply to Chinese nationals or individuals who returned from the country, in most or all cases from Wuhan.
In response to a question asked me by a friend on the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak to people in the US, I explained that the chance of being in an auto accident or accident at home is far greater.
I also stressed that establishment media, especially US cable channels, are the most unreliable sources of information on the coronavirus outbreak, featuring fear-mongering reports.
Some examples include:
NYT: “Beijing Sees ‘Major Test’ as Doors to China Close and Coronavirus Deaths Surpass SARS”
Washington Post: “States scramble to carry out Trump’s coronavirus travel order”
Wall Street Journal: “Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy”
Fox News: “Experts worry about pandemic as coronavirus numbers increase”
CNN: “Wuhan coronavirus: Confirmed cases top 20,000 as China marks deadliest day”
COMPARE TO REGULAR FLU CASES:
According to the CDC, at least 15 million flu illnesses have been reported so far during the 2019 – 20 season, resulting in 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths in the US.
Flu season is upon us. More cases and deaths are from flu, yet the news media hype coronavirus. Of course news rooms and doctors push regular annual flu shots, sponsored by Big Pharma, which are dangerous and often deadly.
The greatest medical fraud
Flu shots are called “the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world.” Why?
Because they “contain over 50 ppm mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal linked to kidney failure, birth defects, spontaneous abortions and neurological damage.”
The same goes for other vaccines, potentially more dangerous than the diseases they’re meant to protect against.
They’re a bonanza for Big Pharma. On February 1, CNBC reported that “investors are rushing into biotechs working on coronavirus vaccines.”
A dozen or more companies are working on developing them, clinical testing to begin in a few months, the profit potential huge. When approved for sale, they’ll be marketed worldwide.
It is possible that this coronavirus was “engineered by scientists in a lab using well documented genetic engineering vectors that leave behind a ‘fingerprint.’ ”
The WHO and CDC are covering up this inconvenient fact…
Law Professor Francis Boyle drafted the US Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 – signed into law by GHW Bush, then revoked by Bush/Cheney on the pretext of needing to rebuild America’s defenses (including bio-weapons) at a time when the nation’s only enemies were invented. No real ones existed.
Boyle believes the coronavirus is a bio-warfare weapon, genetically modified for this purpose.
China’s Wuhan BSL-4 lab is a WHO-designated research lab. Boyle explains that the organization is fully aware of what’s happening and how.
Boyle’s assessment contradicts claims about the virus originating from a Wuhan seafood market or being connected to coronaviruses found in bats.
A coronavirus pandemic exercise was run by Johns Hopkins, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Economic Forum only three months before a REAL coronavirus outbreak took place in China. Coincidence or planned?
Indian Institute of Technology scientists “discovered that the Wuhan coronavirus has been engineered with AIDS-like insertions” – meaning it’s not a naturally occurring phenomenon if true, adding:
It’s “quite unlikely for a virus to have acquired such unique insertions naturally in a short duration of time.”
China is using AIDS drugs to treat infected patients. China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention is working on developing a vaccine.
In 2003, media spread fear-mongering about a SARS pandemic proved way overblown, 800 deaths reported after hysteria subsided.
In 2009, the WHO falsely predicted a global Swine flu H1N1 pandemic that could affect “as many as two billion people over the next two years.”
At the time, evidence suggested that the H1N1 strain was bio-engineered in a US laboratory, and vaccines produced for it were extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.
No national or global emergency existed. No pandemic or epidemic occurred.
Fear-mongering at the time aimed to convince people to take experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous vaccines that can damage the human immune system and cause health problems ranging from annoying to life-threatening.
A similar scenario is in play today. Vaccines could be rushed to market, Big Pharma promoting their use.
The US bio warfare program
The US had an active biological warfare program since at least the 1940s.
In 1941, it implemented a secret program to develop offensive and allegedly defensive bioweapons using controversial testing methods.
During WW II, the US Chemical Warfare Services tested mustard gas experiments on about 4,000 servicemen.
In 1945, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) implemented “Program F.” It was the most extensive US study of the health effects of fluoride – a key chemical component in atomic bomb production.
It’s one of the most toxic chemicals known, risking harm to the central nervous system.
It is in drinking water and toothpaste, yet little or nothing is reported officially or by establishment media on its toxicity.
Since at least the 1940s, VA patients were guinea pigs for medical experiments.
The Pentagon earlier released biological agents in US cities to learn the effects of germ warfare in populated areas, tests done secretly.
In 1953, the CIA initiated Project MKULTRA – a multi-year research program to test drugs and biological agents for mind control and behavior modification, unwitting human subjects used.
From the 1960s at least through the 1980s, the US used biological agents against Cuba.
During the Vietnam War, the Pentagon’s use of toxic Agent Orange and sarin nerve gas killed, disabled, or caused chronic illnesses for millions, mainly civilians.
In all US wars, chemical, biological and other banned weapons are used, inflicting a devastating toll on people in targeted areas.
Is the coronavirus a bioweapon as Francis Boyle believes? Most likely, it’ll be contained in the weeks ahead. Reported numbers of individuals infected is falling, not rising.
When all is said and done, ongoing fear-mongering will likely prove to be a bonanza for Big Pharma.
As for the coronavirus, it may end up a footnote in medical history – thousands affected in China, not millions, mainly in and around Wuhan, small numbers elsewhere.