Marjory’s perspective on the Coronavirus
Should you be worried?
Both YES and NO – and probably for different reasons than you think.
First lets discuss the YES. Humanity is absolutely overdue for an epidemic or pandemic. Collectively, most human immune systems are very weak. And our world is so tightly interconnected we are ripe for it. I fully expect that an epidemic or pandemic will break out on the planet within my lifetime.
When it comes, it will be very bad. Our medical systems are already stretched thin with regular daily operations. Many medicines are already in short supply and that is with ‘normal’ rates of illness and injury. We have a lot of folks from the medical system in the TGN community and many have told me there just ins’t enough of anything to handle any kind of real emergency.
CNN reports: Huanggang -- a city of 7.5 million in Hubei province -- is only allowing one representative from each household to leave their home every other day to go out for grocery shopping in order to minimize the flow of people in the city.
The unprecedented decision to shut down entire cities comes as the country faces a shortage of medical supplies. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has even asked the European Union to help China procure medical supplies, according to a Chinese government statement.
And you know there is only four days’ worth of food supplies in any given city. Everyone is dependent on a just in time trucking system. So there will be many other complications beyond medical treatment.
You absolutely should always have some level of preparedness - especially in the times we live in now.
Backup food supplies, tools, seeds, tradable items, defense, medical supplies… You need this for months and possibly years. The bubonic plague didn’t just happen in one day – it raged and recurred for about 5 years. Many epidemics are fairly long lived taking from 2 years to decades to fully play out.
That is why skills are way more important that stuff. Having some stuff is a good thing, but you can’t really ever have enough.
Now for the NO (which is also another YES)…
The conornavirus does not look like a real epidemic to me. The way the media has grabbed it, is running with it, and is blowing it way out of proportion smacks of something manufactured.
To put this Coronavirus in perspective compare it to the current flu season here in the US:
At least 19 million people have come down with the flu in the U.S. with 180,000 ending up in the hospital, according to the CDC. The flu season, which started in September and can run until May, is currently at its peak and poses a greater health threat to the U.S. than the new coronavirus, physicians say. The new virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, has sickened roughly 17,400 and killed 362 people mostly in that country as of Monday morning.
In some ways I’m glad they are over reacting, as humanity does need to know how to respond to a real threat when it comes. But I don’t think the Coronavirus is it.
And I do believe there really is some serious danger beyond the virus to consider here.
We have to ask - why is this huge media event being produced?
It’s a massive production. 60 million Chinese people are being quarantined…. Every news media outlet in the world is reporting on it. Almost every nation has shut down some level of immigration to/from China.
This is larger than the 911 event. I’m still completely amazed at that stunt where billions of people were convinced that an airplane flying into the side a building could cause it to collapse downward… Like what happened to common sense and the laws of physics? But I degress.
This Coronavirus event is requiring organization on a scale that is vastly beyond what it must have taken to orchestrate 911.
So the question is….
Why is this production happening?
Why go to such extent?
Some folks in our forums have suggested that selling vaccines could be the reason. And while that may happen, personally, I don’t think that’s a big enough justification for this scale of implementation.
Is there something that we are needing to be distracted from?
What else could be a major threat to the world that this event will be the ostensible ‘cause’ of?
I don’t know for sure what it is, but my guess is it’s the financial system.
Both the stock and the real estate markets around the world are way over inflated. They’e been fueled by low interest rates. My gosh, you know? Being able to barrow $300,000 at only 3.5% interest for 30 years??? It’s made monthly payments so low people can afford to pay hugely inflated prices for houses.
In Europe they are even giving out loans with negative interest rates. Honestly, I still can’t wrap my mind around that one.
We are in a serious global bubble.
While at Lynn’s greenhouse workshop a few weeks ago, some TGN members alerted me to deep concerns about the US dollar, the banking system, and the financial markets (we have some really switched on people in this network).
The Fed has been pumping money into the repo markets at alarmingly higher and higher rates in recent weeks. The repo market is where banks lend to each other overnight. Essentially the banks didn’t want to lend to each other at 2% (what???) and to force the rates to stay low, the Fed has been stepping in and lending vast amounts very cheaply.
Much of the cheap money the Fed is injecting is being used by opportunistic hedge funds who are speculatively pumping up the stock market even more.
This can’t go on forever. Maybe not even more than a few weeks.
One TGN member described it to me as “the financial system is on life support and there isn’t any more juice for the IV bag”.
Basically the US dollar and it’s banking system – the currency that runs the world – is in serious trouble.
This is a global problem.
Now we have the Corona virus effectively shutting down China. The world’s largest trading partner. The economic impact of this is going to rock already tettering markets. The airlines and hotels are the first and most obivious negatively impacted. But it goes much deeper.
China has shut down 24 entire provinces – and those happen to be the areas that export about 90% of the manufactured goods China sells around the world.
Other examples are Starbucks is shutting down half of it’s 4,100 stores in China and IKEA has shut down half of its 30 stores. Chinese tourism to all over the world has stopped and shut off money to those destinations. And how may conventions or other gatherings are being cancelled right now?
There will be much more unravelling to come.
This is a huge upset to an already precarious world market.
So, are they using the Coronavirus to precipitate, and to blame for, an upcoming financial crisis?
We’ve all known for decades that we live in a house of cards. We’ve all known at some point, the balloon would pop. I think we are near that end game.
Is this a way to implode the cards as gently as possible? A manufactured descent?
If that’s the case, then I think it’s a good thing. I would much rather have an engineered descent than an out of control wild one.
And, if it’s engineered, then I am sure there has already been a ‘solution’ manufactured. They’ve had enough years to plan it out.
I don’t really know what that solution will be (I have some guesses). But in general, I suspect it will be something which none of us would accept now, but in the face of such a dire situation we will.
What other risks on a global scale do we need to be diverted from if it’s not the financial system?
This is all just what I am piecing together from common sense and intuition. I’m not really sure what the end result will be. And this topic may not even be appropriate for the forums...
I’m so glad to have a piece of Earth (my backyard) as a refuge to sanity. The chickens are not worried.
So, bottom line? Yes, you should be prepared for an epidemic. And, I am doubtful the Coronavirus is it.
But something is definitely up.
And it is big.