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Wildlife Trade Linked to Virus

Many of the viruses that make us sick originate in animals. For example, influenza viruses come from birds and pigs, HIV Aids comes from chimpanzees and the Ebola virus originated in bats. In the case of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, there’s evidence it went from a bat to a pangolin (anteater) before affecting a human.

While it’s rare for such a virus to make this journey, the wildlife wet markets in Wuhan, China, where it most likely originated, give us a strong clue to its uprising. Both SARS and COVID-19 are in the coronavirus family and both appear to have emerged from animals in China’s notorious wildlife markets.

Experts have long predicted that these markets, known to be potential sources of disease, would enable another outbreak. The markets and the wildlife trade that supports them are the underlying problem of these pandemics. And until China solves that problem, more are likely to emerge. Here’s more from Vox.

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Coronavirus And HIV

Indian researchers are saying the coronavirus is a bioweapons nightmare. One of their reasons? They say they have found strands of the coronavirus that appear to have RNA strands similar to, or lifted from, the HIV virus. This might be why the Chinese have said they are using AIDs treatments to deal with coronavirus patients. Here, Dr. Paul Cottrell discusses the implications.

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Dr. Cottrell returns with a more detailed video that explores the origins of this virus as a bioweapons. It’s looking more likely that is how it came into being and that the Chinese are responsible for unleashing this horror upon their own people. Yes, there was probably an accident of some kind, or an oversight.

But the weapon itself was designed by the Chinese — a hodgepodge of past viruses, including the insertion of HIV. The HIV presence is suppressing the immunology and white blood cells, making this a much more deadly cocktail. We’ll let Dr. Cottrell explain the details. He does so quite well and passionately.

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More evidence is emerging suggesting the recent coronavirus was man-made. Meanwhile, last Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization’s campaign to wipe out ebola, Dr. Peter Halama, reportedly died. Details surrounding his death were not forthcoming. Quite strange coincidence. Here are the grisly details from The Last American Vagabond.

Current update from Styxhexenhammer666: The number of infections has risen above 17,500. We’re seeing more cases across southern Asia — India, Vietnam and Thailand. The first death has occurred outside China: A 44-year-old man in the Philippines, although he was originally from the epicenter of the virus in Wuhan, China. There are now two more epicenters within China in Guangdong and Zheijiang. Styx says: Be prepared. Stock up on basic foods and take precautions.

On a side note, the Chinese are being ordered to cull all of their pets, even though there is no evidence whatsoever that these animals are serving as transmitters for the coronavirus. Mr. Obvious says, “China consistently disappoints me.” We concur.  The people might be quite capable, but the government is so regressive and archaic, such bedrock Communists, that it will be tough, if not impossible, for China to ever amount to much.

It’s now clear a pandemic is unavoidable. That raises the question: How bad will it get?  The official data on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to suggest a geometric growth rate. Which explains why more and more infectious disease experts are now openly calling the virus a full-blown global pandemic.

It’s worth noting at this point that the data we do have, mostly from the Chinese government, is still scant and suspect. Many think the situation is China is worse than is being reported — potentially much worse.

Frustratingly, the Western press seems bent on downplaying the coronavirus threat, many trying to convince us that the standard flu is more dangerous. Which is NOT true, at least in terms of survivability.

So, we must continue to educate ourselves as best we can. Chris Martenson will continue synthesizing the data and reporting back to you with understandable and practical insights.

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China’s stocks crash as Coronavirus continues to spread.  It’s probably not going to get as bad here as it has been in Wuhan, China. But it is spreading, and we will face some localized outbreaks in the United States, so best to be prepared. At this point, half of the 12 identified cases in the United States are in California. Most of the other cases are in bigger cities: Boston, New York and Chicago. More from the SGTReport.


Beware Of Internet Hoaxes

The Internet has brought us some incredible things over the years, but it also is a lso a magnet for the most gullible among us. Take the Dorito Ebola Hoax. Capitalizing on Ebola hysteria and human stupidity, users from a popular website created mass panic by spreading rumors about an Ebola outbreak at a Dorito chips factory, despite not a shred of evidence to back their claim. This is just one of 15 outlandish hoaxes on the Internet in this edition of Danger Dolan.

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Understanding Ebola the Key

Jennifer McQuiston, an infectious disease specialist with the CDC in Atlanta, says educating and reassuring people on the Ebola Virus will play a major role in conquering the outbreak. “Ebola is a disease that is quite frightening to people. The more you know about it, the more frightening it becomes,” McQuiston says. “But what I would say to people is that understanding the disease, understanding how the virus is transmitted, how it works, should actually be reassuring to the American public.” Watch as McQuiston tells NewsMax TV’s anchor J.D. Hayworth about the origins of Ebola.

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Weaponizing the Ebola Virus

Ebola has a higher fatality rate than any other disease, so why wouldn’t weaponizing the virus be a priority of terrorists? Many opine that it might just be a matter of time, and unfortunately, the United States is woefully prepared for such an attack. The Blaze talks to former Pentagon official Steven Bucci and former CIA Operations Officer Brian Fairchild, among other experts, about the looming reality of Ebola on the battlefield.

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First Lady Drops Surname

Jodi Miller says, “As the midterm elections draw near, many Democrats are now distancing themselves from President Obama. To give you an idea of how bad it is, First Lady Michelle Obama is now simply going by Michelle.” In this edition of NewsBusted, Miller also features the Ebola virus, NFL, Louisiana Senate race, Nik Wallenda and cosmetic surgery.

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Ebola Virus Wreaking Havoc

Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest diseases that is wreaking havoc throughout West Africa and threatens to spread beyond the continent’s borders. SciShow’s Hank Green delves deeper into the disease, especially the Zebov (Zaire Ebola Virus) strain, which has infected 1,323 people this year, 729 of whom have died.

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Get Ready For Ebolacare

“Several people in New York and Ohio are being tested for the Ebola Virus,” Jodi Miller reports. “So President Obama is about to announce the rollout of his latest program–Ebolacare. Miller also highlights Nancy Pelosi, U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Russian bombers and Joe Biden in this edition of NewsBusted.

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