The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewPaul Craig Roberts Archive
Coronavirus Could be on the Verge of Worldwide Breakout
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information



=>

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeThanksLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

It is difficult to get reliable information about coronavirus. The information difficulty is further complicated by interest groups using the outbreak for their own agendas. For example, many both inside and outside China are using the spread of the virus to criticize the Chinese government. Others, both inside and outside China, claim the virus is a bioweapon unleashed on China by the US. Still others say the global elite has decided to implement a program to reduce the world population and that Bill Gates, one of the global elite, said some months ago that a global pandemic would break out at this time. Some Internet sites attract traffic by posting reports of massive numbers of Chinese deaths and crematoriums running 24/7. The official Chinese story has been that the virus originated in a market that sold wild animal meat. The fact remains that Wuhan, apparently a city larger than any in the US, has been locked down for a month.

Francis Boyle (University of Illinois) is an expert on biowarfare weapon research. He wrote the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act of 1989, which is the US implementing legislation for the 1972 Bio-Weapons Convention. In interviews (see for example, https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/us-biowarfare-act-author-studies-confirm-coronavirus-weaponized.html ) Boyle says he has read four scientific studies that confirm beyond doubt that the coronavirus is an engineered bioweapon. The studies show that the virus has elements added to make it easy to spread and elements that reduce the ability of the immune system to resist the virus.

Boyle reports that the bio-engineering work that makes the virus easy to spread was done at the University of North Carolina, and that the work that allows HIV to be added was done in an Australian facility. He shows that Chinese scientists from the Wuhan BSL-4 biowarefare lab were present in both the UNC and Australian labs and participated in the research. The Chinese scientists returned to Wuhan, each with an essential part that enabled the Wuhan lab to produce what we call the coronavirus, the official name of which is CoVid-19.

Boyle says that the virus’ escape was an unintended event, and that such escapes from biowar labs have happened before.

Scientists now say that a person with CoVid-19 can be contagious for 30 days without showing symptoms. As the virus can be spread through air and touch and has a 9-day life on surfaces, it can spread far and wide before it shows itself. As the death rate is now estimated to be 15-18 percent, it is a major threat.

In China the escape of the virus coincided with the internal travel associated with the Chinese New Year, thus quickly and widely spreading the contagion. Americans and Europeans have found comfort in the few cases outside of Asia and in reports that only Asians have died from the virus. However, this might only reflect the time delay in the appearance of symptoms. Globalism makes every virus spreadable. The Western World might be in for a shock as it has turned out that the 14-day quarantine period is insufficient. Scientists now say the quarantine has to be 27 or 30 days to be effective in preventing the spread of the virus. Considering the number of exposed people who were released after 14 days, the Western world should be prepared for a large and rapidly increasing number of infections.

The view that only Asians were infected (the early cases in the West were Chinese people) and that Americans had been thrown out of China for collecting Chinese DNA supported the belief of those who regard the virus as a race-specific biowarfare attack on China. Again, the long incubation period would be the explanation for lack of deaths so far among white races. Considering that Iran has now reported Iranian deaths from the virus, the virus is unlikely to be race-specific.

What can be done? Perhaps very little. Boyle reports that the weaponization of viruses for biowarfare is a felony punishable with life imprisonment. Yet, Boyle says that every country with the capability engages in the work despite its illegality. Boyle says that the National Institute of Health financed the work at the UNC facility. As US, Chinese, and Australian governments are complicit in the felonies, they cannot tell the truth about the situation without implicating themselves. Thus coverup stories such as the claim that the virus came from eating infected bats.

Moreover, few qualified to speak out can. The reason is that so many micro-biologists and virologists are involved in the illegal work. Boyle says the US alone has 13,000 scientists involved in illegal biowarfare work. People do inhumane work because of money.

Boyle is an expert, but one authorities can easily discredit. An active civil libertarian and strong critic of the US government, he opposed the Vietnam War, pointed out Amnesty International’s cooperation with US foreign policy, opposes the sanctions on Iran and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, supports the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, and has a number of other positions regarded as controversial. He became persona non grata when he was the first to state that the anthrax in the anthrax letters sent to US senators in the aftermath of 9/11 to stop any independent investigation and opposition to the police state measures that were put into law could only have come from a US government military laboratory, and when he published “Biowarfare and Terrorism,” which exposed the US government’s initiation and expansion of an illegal biological arms buildup. Boyle, the person-to-go-to for the media, found himself banned. Today he is interviewed only on Internet programs and is termed a kook by those who control the narrative.

ORDER IT NOW

I have no competence in DNA engineering or bio-weapons. I do know that the four studies on which Boyle bases his position do exist. As far as I can tell, they say what Boyle says they say. I, too, am controversial and, thereby, suspect, not so much for my own positions but for reporting the findings of those who dissent from official explanations, such as Boyle, the 9/11 truth movement, and historians such as David Irving and John Wear. In my lifetime, American education has taken a lot of hits. Americans who are opinionated and censorious of other views think that no one would report, or give a forum to, a view that wasn’t his own. The notion that we don’t know and need a range of opinion in order to have awareness is foreign to them. Thus, every dissenting opinion or controversial finding that I report or give a voice to is ascribed to me.

This makes it almost impossible for dissenting views to get into public discussion. Without public challenges, the controlled explanations prevail.

Nevertheless, there is some hope that the controlled coronavirus narrative is running out of steam. The official coronavirus story is being adjusted as it no longer fits the facts. The cover story of the virus originating in a Wuhan seafood market is being abandoned. The Chinese government has approved a change in the narrative ( https://www.zerohedge.com/health/chinese-scientists-find-coronavirus-did-not-originate-wuhan-seafood-market ).

Zerohedge reports a jump in cases in South Korea and Italy:

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-panic-goes-global-skorea-warns-watershed-moment-italy-quarantines-12-towns

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-deaths-outside-china-spike-who-team-visits-wuhan

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/cases-covid-19-south-korea-double-overnight-alarming-prison-outbreak-reported-china

Here is a similar report from CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/23/coronavirus-live-updates-chinas-hubei-reports-630-new-cases-96-additional-deaths.html

It is not out of the question that the United States and Europe will soon be experiencing what China is experiencing. If so, there will be much disruption of life. If an outbreak of the virus in America and Europe is only a couple of weeks away, it will be interesting to see if the West handles the challenge any better than the East.

This shows how easily coronavirus can spread:

Passenger aboard Air Canada flight to Vancouver from Montreal tests positive for COVID-19

Airline says case was confirmed Feb. 22, 8 days after the flight
CBC News · Posted: Feb 23, 2020 1:38 PM PT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
More on Coronavirus:
(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Science • Tags: China, Coronavirus 
Hide 21 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to Ignore...to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
    []
  1. Rational says:

    INFECTIOUS DISEASES SPREAD BY INVERSE CUBE OF DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE—SO BAN IMMIGRATION.

    Thanks, Sir. You make very interesting points.

    Irrespective of the origin of this virus, the fact remains that infectious diseases spread faster and more quickly, person to person, if they are in close proximity (high population density) but do not spread if they are far away (low pop. Density).

    That is why it is spreading in China—high population density.

    The US already is the 3rd most populous nation on earth.

    Immigration => Higher pop. Density => more diseases, congestion, crime, pollution, conflict.

    See: http://immigration-is-cancer.blogspot.com/

    So we must ban all immigration. It is the best way to save us from extinction.

  2. melpol says:

    “Scientists now say that a person with CoVid-19 can be contagious for 30 days without showing symptoms. As the virus can be spread through air and touch and has a 9-day life on surfaces, it can spread far and wide before it shows itself. As the death rate is now estimated to be 15-18 percent, it is a major threat.”

    There is no way known to stop this virus. It will to live on even after every human is dead. Only the wildlife and vegetation will survive and thrive. Some will isolate themselves in unique ways. Their private habitats will prevent anything coming in from the outside. But Isolation is limited, they need the essentials. And when coming out they too will be infected. Lone hermits living in the wilderness eating fruits and berries will survive. They eventually will die of old age.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  3. I have seen no information about a death rate of 15-18%. If you distrust the official figures coming out of China, look at other countries. Singapore has had the virus for some time, weeks in fact, around 50 of the 90 reported cases have already recovered. If the death rate were 15-18% we would have seen 15 or 16 deaths by now in Singapore, but there have been no deaths. According to information on the Johns Hopkins dashboard, the death rate in Hubei Province, China, is around 4%, whereas in all the rest of the world outside of Hubei Province it is around 1%. Johns Hopkins has pooled the data from around the world from a number of sources.

    You might be able to make case for Iran having a death rate of 15-18% (it’s currently around 20%) but these seems to be due to undiscovered cases. Iran began reporting deaths from the coronavirus before they even were reporting absolute numbers of infections.

    This infection follows an unusual pattern that I wish the experts would address. The vast majority of deaths in China as reported are in Hubei provinces, many Chinese provinces have deaths in the single digits although they may have infections in the hundreds. The rapid spread in Iran, South Korea and Italy is a phenomenon that doesn’t appear to be observed in every locale.

    I’ll go out on a limb and say that the news media are grossly hyping the coronavirus, fanning the flames of fear. That the spread of the virus can be controlled is shown in the case of Singapore and probably throughout China as well. We should resist being manipulated by the media and where clear data might be lacking, we ought to wait for the facts and not substitute them for sensationalist claims.

    Johns Hopkins Covid-16 dashboard:

    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    • Thanks: Kali
  4. SafeNow says:

    Viruses die during warmer temperatures, is the theory. Something about the outer viral membrane. Or ciliary dyskinesia leading to pathogen adhesion. Why not turn up the thermostats…make it summer, now, everywhere. I am no virologist, so tell me what I am missing.

  5. HUMANITY is being treated as little more than ‘Lab Rats’ by a Socio-psychopathic Corporatocracy that is without empathy or compassion … indeed, one might be forgiven for considering this mentality to be totally Alien to the rudiments of fundamental Humanity!

    In this extended edition of HUMANITY vs INSANITY, Ian R Crane & Dr Graham Downing discuss the evidence that Humanity is being primed for a massive culling … triggered by outbreaks of Ebola, Measles B & forced Vaccination!

    Richie is joined by Michael Rivero and John Kitson.

    It’s great to have Michael Rivero back on the Richie Allen Show. Mike has been ill and we’re delighted he is back on his feet. Today Michael discusses the Covid-19 virus. Is it really as deadly as we are being told? Is it a drill? Also today, Michael discusses the possibility that Hillary Clinton will join Michael Bloomberg as his running mate in Novembers election. Plus much more from Mike. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com

    John Kitson is a successful anti-5G campaigner ( http://www.5gawareness.com ). who convinced Totnes council in Devon to suspend the roll-out of the technology last year. John is now aiming higher and is working to have Devon County follow suit and impose a moratorium on 5G. John also discusses speculation that coronavirus or covid-19 is linked to 5G in Wuhan, China. Don’t miss this. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/richieallen/episodes/2020-02-19T11_18_12-08_00

  6. I have a 6 month supply of food and etc. Stock up now while you can. Become a hermit.

  7. I have a military background (Captain of Infantry, USMC during the Vietnam era). I went on to complete a degree in molecular biology at the University of Texas. And, after a stint in genetic engineering as a college graduate working in a business in Maryland, went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine. Thereafter, I worked as a laboratory directory in some of the largest clinical testing laboratories in the U.S.

    Via phone one day, someone who said he was recruiting for the U.S. governments bioweapons laboratories thought my background would fit the sort of scientist in which they might be interested.

    I told him flat out that I was required to use my intelligence and skills in the Marines to kill. And, that I had no interest whatsoever in using my new-found and hard-fought skills and knowledge to kill anyone again.

    Then I hung up, and, I’ve never received a similar phone call since. Now retired.

  8. I met Francis Boyle back in law school at Illinois, the man is a genius and he is serious about trying to stop bad things. This whole thing smacks of US biological warfare. Ironically, it also sounds like something the Davos crowd would do to fix the climate. Many years ago, Garrett Hardin, a college professor in California, wrote about “lifeboat ethics.” Dr. Hardin taught that the best way to protect the environment was with zero immigration and strict population control. Culling population by 20% would put a serious dent in climate change.

    • Replies: @jo blo
  9. if this is a bio weapon its a failure. the death rate is too low and too slow.

    the only success i can see thus far is the msm’s ability to con people into believing this is something it is not.

    the ordinary flu kills more people everywhere every year than this primadonna virus and has for millenia.

  10. @Rational

    Yes. Lesson Number 1 to draw is, in PCR’s words:

    Globalism makes every virus spreadable.

  11. Realist says:

    As the death rate is now estimated to be 15-18 percent, it is a major threat.

    Any asshole can estimate anything…means nothing.

  12. @melpol

    What kind of berries do you recommend, Melpol? I am allergic to strawberries and raspberries. Can I still get the internet when I go live as a lone hermit?

    You, my friend, need to turn off the 24/7 infotainment from the TV. You’re just a Debbie Downer. I know I can’t outdoom you, but when the doom comes, it’s gonna be in a financial form.

    • Replies: @melpol
    , @anonymous
  13. melpol says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Super viruses are also causing doom in financial form . Without my SS check coming in monthly who can I turn to? Roaming the streets looking for food or warmth would be a waste of time. Curling up and waiting to die is all that is left.
    Farmlands provide food. Sleeping in the barn is acceptable, cows give off heat. Planting some seeds in the springtime will give me lots of food.
    But my good fortune is now down the drain. The virus has followed me and without medical supplies I am dead.

  14. @Weston Waroda

    the fact is that the majority of those infected have recovered..are recovering..and one assumes that on recovery those infected would have become immune to further infection from the virus..and so would be their offspring more than likely.

    there then does not appear to be the potential for the end of the human species in this event.

    the changes to theCOVID-19 story appear to attack the idea of Corona-19 as an american bio-weapon..and solidifies the implication of China as an active agent in the creation of the virus and its escape into the social wilds.

    and Chinese behavior given their seeming absence of hostility to the USA supports this. then again I haveno idea the credibility to all this I am reading and hearing in this matter. I have no idea what is the real, true attitude/attitudes of the Chinese to the USA relative to COVID-19

    yet the rapid spread of the virus in Italy, Iran and South Korea appear to belie the american bioweapon idea. I mean the rapidity in the development of those incidences project a sense of deiberate and widespread causitive activity to produce those results….in other words an attack on those populations that are regarded as enemies of the USA

    still to me what makes the most sense, fits events exceedingly well, is COVID-19 as american bioweapon..that with it the USA has attacked the world as a whole..China specifically for economic reasons, Iran obviously as an Israeli need..and Italy for joining up with the Chinese. but the whole world is already affected

    COVID-19 may also explain why Trump did not escalate on Iranian retaliatory attack for the Soleimani murder. Trump could have known COVID-19 was coming for Iran so there was no need to escalate at that point

    • Thanks: Weston Waroda
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  15. @ben sampson

    ben,

    one assumes that on recovery those infected would have become immune to further infection from the virus

    I wish I’d become immune to influenza after the first time I got it. Some get it several times in a season, like getting it again just weeks after recovery. Some swear they’ve never had it in their entire life. So this is just more virulent than the usual flu. Or is it really? We’ll have to wait to add up the final counts when it’s over.

    But real or hoaxed infectious diseases such as this, now and in the future, could serve the ruling elites everywhere. Confining citizens to quarantine is a good means for banning large mass gatherings to protest against whatever the government is doing that is unpopular. And it saves sending in the riot police to clear the streets.

    • Replies: @ben sampson
  16. @Commentator Mike

    it is my contention that with Corona-19 here, that the use of mass infection as an elitist weapon against the people has well and truly begun.

    this is part of the decline of capitalism, expressing the degeneration of the capitalist life-form from extreme devilty to what is increasingly worse as personality. mass infection as a means of social control is no longer a future potential..it is here now!

  17. @Weston Waroda

    ” Fanning the flames of dear”

    That my friend is precisely why they, the so-called “journalists” are working in the dubious field of “journalism” : To terrify and and incapacitate as many hapless humans as possible.

    The “profession” of journalism is a catch-all job for sick, deranged, sadistic MFs who revel in the action of causing panic and dispair, and this being an explanation for their penchant for leftist politics, the politics of doom.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz performer.

  18. anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    but when the doom comes, it’s gonna be in a financial form.

    For the likes of you, your ultimate doom will be in Hell.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. jo blo says:
    @Harry Huntington

    Consider also the political benefits of an illness that mostly kills the more conservative elderly demographic, while the young are little affected and infectious for long periods. Also the pension ponzi schemes overdue to collapse governments. Who benefits? The deep state(s) have their backs to the wall, wealthy people are the most vicious in protecting their lifestyles, does anyone trust our ruling elites to protect us anymore?

    • Replies: @jo blo
  20. jo blo says:
    @jo blo

    If the hospitals are overwhelmed and unable to provide care for all, only the government and corporate people with deluxe health care insurance provided tax-free with taxpayers paying will be able to afford the intense care needed for older people to survive.

Current Commenter
says:

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All Paul Craig Roberts Comments via RSS