“Very soon, people will begin to realize that so much information is
being hidden from the public about how the government is locking people in
“We are entering the hardest period the world has experienced in several
This report points out that although
there is still no direct cure for COVID-19, China’s government branch in
charge of epidemic prevention, medical institutions and medical researchers
have joined hands in optimizing the epidemic control strategy and patient
Relying on decades of research in bio-warfare, the U.S. Deep State is
totally familiar with all bio-weapon overtones. From Dresden, Hiroshima and
Nagasaki to Korea, Vietnam and Fallujah, the historical record shows the
United States government does not blink when it comes to unleashing weapons
of mass destruction on innocent civilians.
For its part, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
has spent a fortune researching bats, coronaviruses and gene-editing
bio-weapons. Now, conveniently – as if this was a form of divine
intervention – DARPA’s “strategic allies” have been chosen to develop a
The 1996 neocon Bible, the Project for a New American Century (PNAC),
unambiguously stated, “advanced forms of biological warfare that can
“target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm
of terror to a politically useful tool.”
Now it’s when the going really gets
tough. The targeted assassination of Maj. Gen. Soleimani plus coronavirus –
the Wuhan flu – have really set up the stage for the Raging Twenties. The
designation of choice should actually be WARS – Wuhan Acute Respiratory
Syndrome. That would instantly give the game away as a War against Humanity
– irrespective of where it came from.
It’s up to Chinese virologists to decode its arguably synthetic origin. How
China reacts, depending on the findings, will have earth-shattering
consequences – literally.
One of the problems with these chemical agents is that
there is no easy way to protect yourself. On the battlefield, soldiers wear gas
masks and complete skin coverings when chemical or biological attack is deemed
possible. If a city were to experience a large-scale VX attack, people would
have to be wearing a waterproof and airtight suit and a gas mask at the time of
the attack in order to be protected.
Not only are there “several
mysterious gaps” in the military’s “otherwise meticulous combat logs” for the
dates on which the Army’s 37th Engineer Battalion blew up the depot,
but the U.S. military command,
including Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, refused to order the use
of protective gear for soldiers in the area,
claiming such an order would spread
panic through the ranks. Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. Gulf War forces, denies
U.S. troops were exposed to biological or chemical weapons.
The Department of Defense decided to use this drug even though research with
mice indicated that the drug does not protect
but rather works with the nerve agent Sarin
to cause greater damage.
Bible prophecy shows coronavirus will be ‘biggest
disaster in centuries’, claims Rabbi
Rabbi Yosef Pinto, an respected
Israeli mystic, has claimed the coming of the killer respiratory disease was
predicted in the Book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible
A Bible prophecy shows the
coronavirus outbreak will plunge the world into its toughest periods for
hundreds of years, a Rabbi has claimed.
Rabbi Yosef Pinto, an respected Israeli mystic, has claimed the coming of
the killer respiratory disease was predicted in the Book of Ezekiel in the
He initially announced to the world he had a vision of a coming global
catastrophe back in January.
Just days later, the coronavirus began to take hold in China before
spreading round the world – infecting nearly 72,000 and killing more than
Now he has claimed the prophecy was indeed the outbreak of the
coronavirus and that such a plague of Biblical proportion was foretold in
the holy book.
The scholar, who now lives in Morocco, warned the catastrophe could be
even bigger than the Holocaust and urged people to “pray and repent”.
And in further Biblical foreshadowing, as China battles the coronavirus –
it has now been hit by a locust plague spreading from Africa.
Confirming his vision, Rabbi Pinto said: “We must be prepared. What is
happening in China is developing into a global catastrophe and the
consequences will reach almost all corners of the world.
“This will soon become clear to all. I am not trying to scare anyone. I
am only coming to tell the truth.
“Since the outbreak, tens of thousands have died in China, millions are
being held in quarantine, for several weeks.
“Those who don’t die from the disease are dying of hunger.
“Soon, the supply of food will run out and the security forces will
realise that they are also in quarantine and they will try to save
Pinto pointed to a passage in the book of Ezekiel in which god pledged to
“pour out his anger upon Sin”.
In modern Hebrew, Sin is the name for China, reports Breaking Israel
The text reads: “I will pour out my anger upon Sin, the stronghold of
Egypt, and I will destroy the wealth of No. I will set fire to Egypt; Sin
shall writhe in anguish and No shall be torn apart; and Noph [shall face]
adversaries in broad daylight.”
Rabbi Pinto urged everyone to “pray for the entire world, to light
candles, and to seek God’s forgiveness”.
He added: “We need to pray for redemption like never before.”
And in his initial vision, Rabbi Pinto gave a grim warning of things to
come – saying the coming crisis would go down in history as “one of the
In a recorded message to his followers, Rabbi Pinto said: “Everyone knows
that I am very careful in what I say.
“On Shabbat, I had a vision that was not at all simple. There is about to
be an enormous shock in the world on the scale of the assassination of a
world leader or the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“It will be a very difficult scale and come in ways that are very
difficult. All the Jews must gather and strengthen themselves to pray and
“The world is going to undergo a shock that will go down in history as
one of the worst..”
Rabbi pinot also predicted the world could suffer economic collapse due
to its dependency on the coronavirus-rocked China.
He also alluded to theories that China is not telling the whole truth
about the numbers of infected people – amid reports hundreds of bodies a day
are being burned in Wuhan.
The rabbi said: “We are talking about a catastrophe on the same level as
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The original source of this article is Global Research
The US government and its many agencies and educational and health
institutions, have for many decades conducted intensive research into
biological warfare, in many cases strongly focused on race-specific
In a report to the US Congress, the Department of Defense revealed that
its program of creating artificial biological agents included modifying
non-fatal viruses to make them lethal, and genetic engineering to alter the
immunology of biological agents to make treatment and vaccinations
impossible. The military report admitted that at the time it operated about
130 bio-weapons research facilities, dozens at US universities and others at
many international sites outside the purview of the US Congress and the
jurisdiction of the courts.
This knowledge hasn’t been a secret for a long time. In a classified 1948
report by the Pentagon’s Committee on Biological Warfare, the main selling
point was that:
“A gun or a bomb leaves no doubt that a deliberate attack has occurred. But
if … an epidemic slashes across a crowded city, there is no way of knowing
whether anyone attacked, much less who”, adding hopefully that “A
significant portion of the human population within selected target areas may
be killed or incapacitated” with only very small amounts of a pathogen. (1)
A US Army operating manual from 1956 stated explicitly that biological
and chemical warfare were an integral operating portion of US military
strategy, were not restricted in any way, and that Congress had given the
military “First Strike” authority on their use. In 1959, an attempt by
Congress to remove this first-strike authority was defeated by the White
House and bio-chemical weapons expenditures increased from $75 million to
almost $350 million. That was an enormous amount of money in the early
US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara executed 150 top-secret bio-weapons programs in the 1960s, performing
bio-weapons experiments and field tests on an unwitting public, sometimes in
foreign countries but most often against American citizens. McNamara ordered
the Joint Chiefs of Staff “to consider all possible applications” of these
agents against enemy nations in a coherent plan for a total “biological and
chemical deterrent capability”, the plan to include cost estimates and an
“appraisal of international political consequences”. (4) (5)
In the year 2000, The Project for the New American Century
(6) (7) produced a report titled, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”, which
contained a radical and belligerent Right-Wing policy ambition for America.
Their report called itself a “blueprint for maintaining global US
preeminence … and shaping the international security order in line with
American principles and interests.” The authors, their genocidal mentality
“Advanced forms of biological
warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes may transform biological
warfare … to a politically useful tool.”
The US Army’s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
at Fort Detrick, Maryland is the military’s main facility for research on
biological warfare. It comprises 80,000 m². By the mid-1980s, this
bio-weapons section of Fort Detrick was receiving nearly $100 million per
year, and this was only one of many sections.
When Japan invaded China, one of Dr. Ishii’s (unit 731) grand successes
was to develop methods of mass-producing fleas and ticks infected with the
plague and other lethal pathogens for distribution among civilian
populations – which is how the Americans learned to weaponise insects – to
breed and disseminate ticks infested with Lyme Disease from their secret
Plum Island Germ Laboratory in New York State. This was also the source of
the US programs of breeding and disseminating mosquitoes and fleas infected
with cholera and Yellow Fever in China and North Korea, to say nothing of
the domestic mosquito programs the US inflicted on its own people.
Founded on Ishii’s human research, the US military developed an
entomological (insect) warfare facility, and initially prepared plans to
attack Russia and the Soviet States with entomological bio-weapons. The
facility was designed to produce 100 million yellow fever-infected
mosquitoes per month, its output tested on unwitting American civilians by
dropping infected mosquitoes and other insects over large portions of the
US. As is so typical for the US military, these projects beginning in the
1950s and 1960s were given juvenile appellations like “Project Big Buzz” and
“Project Big Itch” and “Operation Mayday” (8) (9) (10), but were tests of
the feasibility of producing billions of insects, infecting them with lethal
pathogens, then loading them into munitions and dispersing them over Russia
from aircraft or even missiles.
From a US Army report from March of 1981, one writer noted that “you can
marvel at how much (or how little) it would have cost to launch a yellow
fever-infected mosquito attack on a city – with a handy “Cost per Death”
chart included!.” The Dugway Sheep incident is worth attention as well. (11)
Then we had “Operation Drop Kick” (12), designed to test
various ways of dispersing infected insects over large geographical areas,
the tests carried out over various parts of the continental US, including
most of the East Coast. We had “Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense).
Then, as late as 2000, we had “Project Bacchus” designed to
determine the feasibility of constructing an anthrax production facility in
a foreign country while remaining undetected. There were other of these
programs of course, all with foolish names and all designed to assess the
dissemination of infected insects and other lethal pathogens into civilian
populations. They were kept very secret since they were illegal in domestic
law and contravened international law and many weapons treaties that other
nations signed with the US in good faith.
In addition to Fort Detrick, the US military has a bio-weapons ordnance
plant at Vigo, Indiana, which was a massive production facility that
specialised in biological pathogens, and capable of producing 275,000 bombs
containing Botulinum or one million anthrax bombs per month. The fermenter
tanks at Vigo contained 250,000 gallons, or about one million liters, making
it, according to reports, by far the largest bacterial mass-production
facility in the world.
This was not a recent development; Vigo was fully operational during the
Second World War, essentially a bio-anthrax factory, one of its first orders
being from Winston Churchill in 1944 for 500,000 anthrax bombs, and which
Churchill stated should be considered only the “first installment”. Vigo was
eventually turned over to Pfizer for “antibiotics manufacture” and was
replaced in the mid-1950s by a new state of the art facility at the Pine
Bluff Arsenal. (13) (14) (15)
The Daily News published an article on 24 September 2005, in which it
detailed US Army plans for bulk purchases of anthrax, relating a series of
contracts that had been discovered by Edward Hammond, director of the
Sunshine Project, which emanated from the military’s Dugway Proving Ground
in Utah. These notices asked various companies to tender for the production
of bulk quantities of anthrax, as well as to produce “significant volumes”
of other biological agents. One contract specified that the tendering
company “must have the ability and be willing to grow (anthrax) in
1,500-litre quantities”, and “must also be able to produce 3,000-litre
batches” of unspecified other biological agents. (16) (17)
When a nation’s military is producing lethal biological pathogens in
quantities of millions of liters, it is time to stop pretending we are not
engaged in biological warfare. It is of no comfort that the military might
claim these to be “harmless” strains of pathogens, since (1) any facility
capable of producing benign pathogens can easily produce lethal varieties
and (2) there is no such thing as ‘harmless’ anthrax.
There is no material difference between a defensive and an offensive
biowarfare program, and even fools cannot claim “self-defense” when
producing millions of liters of anthrax. Even the US Government
Accountability Office, in its 1994 report on these programs, stated that
US military’s Biological Defense Program contained “scores
of divisions, departments, research groups, bio-intelligence and more, by no
means all related to “‘defense’ in any sense”, and were by nature
belligerent and offensive military programs. We are nevertheless assured
that the US “has never used biological weapons”, by the same people who were
simultaneously tendering contracts for the production of anthrax and other
“pathogens” in multiple batches of 3,000 liters. Dissembling propaganda is
impossible to avoid in America, even in official military medical textbooks.
There were other sites and facilities besides Fort Detrick that were
constructed by the US military solely for the development of bio-weapons,
including the Horn Island Testing Station in Mississippi which was meant to
be the primary bio-weapons testing site, and the Plum Island Germ Laboratory
in New York State from which the military spread Lyme Disease among half the
One portion of the Plum Island facility was designed exclusively to
develop and test lethal animal pathogens that could destroy an enemy
nation’s food supply – as the US attempted to do in North Korea. Deadly
strains of foot-and-mouth disease were one result of this research, which
the Americans later shared with their fellow psychopaths at Porton Down in
the UK – who put it to good use. An additional portion was the development,
testing and production of bombs containing what was called a “vegetable
killer acid”, and which could destroy cereals, grains, and most cultivated
vegetable crops. I have a strong suspicion that many of the recent bird flu
and swine flu epidemics originated from pathogens created at Plum Island.
The textbook titled, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
(2007), published by the US military’s Surgeon-General, admits to the
establishment of “a large-scale production facility in Pine Bluff,
Arkansas”, with the new plant featuring “advanced laboratory … measures
enabling large-scale fermentation, concentration, storage, and weaponisation
And it does also admit that by 1951, the US had produced its first
biological weapons, anti-crop bombs, and “antipersonnel” munitions, having
“weaponised and stockpiled” all these. It adds that the CIA had
independently “developed weapons using toxins including cobra venom and
saxitoxin for covert operations”, but that unfortunately “all records
regarding their development and deployment were destroyed in 1972” when the
information became public. (18)
And the US military has tried to weaponise venereal diseases, leading to
travesties like the Guatemala Syphilis project, where they infected
thousands then left them to die. The official narrative, while admitting the
criminality, stubbornly adheres to the tale of a charitable purpose of
testing medications – for thousands who were specifically denied the
medicines that would have saved their lives. (19)
The US military appears desperate not only to find biological ways to
kill nations of people, but is equally interested in methods of destroying
their food supply. Accordingly, it also confessed to another several dozen
(at least) occasions where devastating crop and plant disease agents had
been released, in experiments to test methods of destroying the entire food
plant life of an enemy nation. In 2012, Japanese media revealed that the
United States government had tested specific, DNA-engineered crop-killing
bioweapons in Okinawa and Taiwan during the 1960s and early 1970s, and that
the US military tested some of these within the continental US as well. They
were also applied in Vietnam. The purpose of Agent Orange was never as a
defoliant as claimed, but developed instead to destroy Vietnam’s entire rice
crops and to sufficiently contaminate the soil to prevent re-growth.
This text is Part I of a 3 Part article.
Part II The Geopolitics of Biological Weapons
Part III Genetically Modified Seeds: Conceived as a Weapon*
Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and
businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international
consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has
been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case
studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives
in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related
to China and the West. He can be contacted at:
email@example.com. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon
Interview with Dr. Francis Boyle
Geopolitics & Empire is joined by Dr. Francis Boyle, who is international
law professor at the University of Illinois. We’ll be discussing the
coronavirus and biological warfare. He’s served as counsel to numerous
governments such as Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Palestinian authority.
He’s represented numerous national international bodies in the areas of
human rights, war crimes and genocide, nuclear policy, and biowarfare. He’s
written numerous books, one of my favorites being “Destroying Libya and
World Order”, which I assigned as mandatory reading material for my own
students when I taught at the Monterrey Institute of Technology.
But most important for this interview, he’s written a book called
“Biowarfare and Terrorism”, and drafted the US domestic implementing
legislation for the biological weapons convention, known as the Biological
Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 that was approved unanimously by both
houses of the US Congress and signed into law by President Bush. Thanks for
joining us, Dr. Boyle.
Dr. Francis Boyle: Wow. Thank you so much for having me
on and thanks for that kind introduction.
Geopolitics and Empire: Now let’s get to what’s been on
the news recently. This
Wuhan. There have been some reports recently, there’s a really
interesting website called
GreatGameIndia that has been reporting on this. They’ve been
talking about China, which they say has been complying with biological
weapons convention in recent years.
But then there are some people in the US and experts that have been
saying that in reality, China isn’t complying with the weapons convention.
And I think neither, perhaps the US as well. I’m wondering if China is
developing its own biosafety level four lab in Wuhan and elsewhere, as you
know, as a type of deterrence. Is it a type of a biological arms race that
we have going on?
You told me in an email that you suspect China was developing the
coronavirus as a
dual use of biowarfare weapons agent. Also, what do you make of reports
that Chinese scientists have been stealing research and viruses, including
the coronavirus from a Canadian bio lab this past December?
And as well, Chinese nationals have been charged with smuggling vials of
biological research to China from the US with the aid of Charles Lieber who
was the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department. And he also happens to be
in 2011 a strategic scientist at Wuhan University. So, can you tell us
what’s going on with this recent outbreak in Wuhan?
Dr. Francis Boyle: Well, that’s a lot of questions. I
guess we can take them one at a time, but if you just do a very simple
Google search on “Does China have a BSL-4 laboratory?”, Wuhan comes up right
away. It’s at the top of the list. That’s all with the moment this type of
thing happened I began to do that. So a BSL-4 is the most serious type. And
basically BSL-4 labs, we have many of them here in the United States, are
used to develop offensive biological warfare weapons with DNA genetic
So it does seem to me that the Wuhan BSL-4 is the source of the
coronavirus. My guess is that they were researching SARS, and they weaponize
it further by giving it a gain of function properties, which means it could
be more lethal.
Indeed, the latest report now is it’s a 15% fatality rate, which is more
than SARS at 83% infection rate. A typical gain of function travels in the
air so it could reach out maybe six feet or more from someone emitting a
sneeze or a cough. Likewise, this is a specially designated WHO research
lab. The WHO was in on it and they knew full well what was going on there.
Yes. It’s also been reported that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus
materials from the Canadian lab at Winnipeg. Winnipeg is Canada’s formal
center for research, developing, testing, biological warfare weapons. It’s
along the lines of Fort Detrick here in the United States of America. I have
three degrees from Harvard. It would not surprise me if something was being
stolen out of Harvard to turn over to China. I read that report. I don’t
know what was in those vials one way or the other.
But the bottom line is I drafted the US domestic implementing legislation
for the Biological Weapons Convention that was approved unanimously by both
Houses in the United States Congress signed into law by President Bush Sr.
that it appears the coronavirus that we’re dealing with here is an
biological warfare weapon that leaped out of Wuhan BSL-4. I’m
not saying it was done deliberately. But there had been previous reports of
problems with that lab and things leaking out of it. I’m afraid that is what
we are dealing with today.
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Geopolitics and Empire: We’ll be talking about the Wuhan
and the coronavirus and China, but can you give us kind of like a bigger
context. I know you’ve, previously, in interviews said that since 9/11, you
think that the US has spent $100 billion on biological warfare
research. We know the Soviet Union, if I’m not mistaken, developed
anthrax as a bioweapon. And you’ve also mentioned that UK, France, Israel
and China are all involved in biological warfare weapons research.
And something interesting, I believe one or two years ago a Bulgarian
journalist and the Russian government shared their concern of the discovery
of a US bioweapons lab in the country of Georgia. You’ve commented how in
Africa, US has set up bioweapons labs to work on Ebola, which I think is
illegal under international law. But they were allowed somehow to put those
in Africa. Can you give us like a bigger picture? What’s going on with these
different countries and what’s the purpose of this research?
Dr. Francis Boyle:All these BSL-4 labs are by
United States, Europe, Russia, China, Israel are all there to research,
develop, test biological warfare agents. There’s really no
legitimate scientific reason to have BSL-4 labs. That figure I gave $100
billion, that was about 2015 I believe. I had crunched the numbers and came
up with that figure the United States since 9/11.
To give you an idea that’s as much in constant dollars as the US spent to
develop the Manhattan Project and the atom bomb. So it’s clearly all weapons
related. We have well over 13,000 alleged life science scientists
involved in research developed testing biological weapons here in the United
States. Actually this goes back it even precedes 9/11 2001.
I have another book, The Future of International Law and American Foreign
Policy, tracing that all the way back to the Reagan administration under the
influence of the neocons and they got very heavily involved in research
development testing of biological weapons with DNA genetic engineers. It was
because of that I issued my plea in 1985 in a Congressional briefing
sponsored by the Council for Responsible Genetics, I’m a lawyer for them.
They’re headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. All the MIT, Harvard people are
involved in that, the principal ones. And then they asked me to draft the
The implementing legislation that I drafted was originally designed to
stop this type of work. “Death science work”, I call it, “by the United
States government”. After 9/11, 2001, it just completely accelerated. My
current figure, that last figure a 100 billion. I haven’t had a chance to
re-crunch the numbers because I just started classes. But you have to add in
about another 5 billion per year.
Basically, this is offensive biological weapons raised by the
United States government and with its assistance in Canada and Britain. And
so other States, the world have responded accordingly including Russia and
China. They were going to set up a whole series of BSL-4 facilities as well.
And you know Wuhan was the first. It backfired on them.
Geopolitics and Empire: Would you basically consider
what happened and Wuhan and just boil it down to ineptitude or incompetence
on the Chinese part?
Dr. Francis Boyle: Well, it’s criminality. It does
appear they stole something there from Winnipeg. This activity that they
engaged in clearly violates the Biological Weapons Convention. Research
development of biological weapons these days is an international crime, the
use of it would be. That was criminal.
I’m not saying they deliberately inflicted this on their own people, but
it leaked out of there and all these BSL-4 facilities leak. Everyone knows
that who studies this. So this was a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Unfortunately, it happened. The Chinese government under Xi and his
comrades there have been covering this up from the get-go. The first
reported case was December 1, so they’d been sitting on this until they
couldn’t anymore. And everything they’re telling you is a lie. It’s
The WHO still refuses to declare a global health emergency. It said
Tedros was over there shaking hands with Xi and smiling and yanking it up.
The WHO was in on it. They’ve approved many of these BSL-4 labs., they know
exactly what’s going on and that is a WHO research-approved laboratory. They
know what’s going on too. You can’t really believe anything the WHO
is telling you about this, either they’re up to their eyeballs in it, in my
Geopolitics and Empire: I’d probably agree with you that
this outbreak in Wuhan was an accidental leak from the laboratory. But just
your thoughts, it’s happening at quite an opportune time because namely
we’re smack in the middle of a US-China new Cold War, which is currently
characterized by economic warfare such as the trade war among other forms of
hybrid and technological warfare. And it seems the Wuhan outbreak will
likely hit the Chinese economy hard. The Chinese are flat out dismissing any
idea that the US is involved in. Like I said, it’s probably they made the
mistakes in the Wuhan lab. What are your thoughts of any seemingly, this
would benefit the US…
Dr. Francis Boyle: When the outbreak occurred, of course
I considered that alternative too. When you have an outbreak, you’re never
quite sure who or what is behind it. It certainly isn’t bats, that’s
ridiculous. They made the same argument on Ebola in West Africa. I
demolished that online. You can check it out. So I kept competing theories
But right now, when you originally contacted me, I said I wasn’t prepared
to comment because I was weighing the evidence. I’m a law professor and a
lawyer, I try to do the best I can to weigh the evidence. But right now,
the Wuhan BSL-4 in my opinion is the most likely source, apply Occam’s
razor, the simplest explanation. I’m not ruling out some type of sabotage.
But right now, I believe that is the source here.
Geopolitics and Empire: And you mentioned WHO. I’d like
to just get your thoughts on the WHO and the Big Pharma. There’s also some
analysts who are downplaying this news media hype of the coronavirus. You’ve
just said that it seems to be lethal, but if we go back a decade to the 2009
swine flu, which I believe didn’t have too many casualties, but I think
profited greatly the pharmaceutical companies. If I recall that back in
2009, many countries purchased great stocks of the vaccines and they
ended up not using anywhere from 50 to 80% of the vaccines that they
You’ve previously stated in an interview that the World Health
Organization is a front for Big Pharma if I’m not mistaken. Robert F.
Kennedy Jr. also agrees and he says, you know, 50% of WHO funding comes from
pharmaceutical companies. And that the CDC itself is also severely
compromised. What are your thoughts on the WHO? The CDC?
Dr. Francis Boyle:Can’t trust anything the WHO
says because they’re all bought and paid for by Big Pharma and when they
work in cahoots with the CDC, which is the United States government, they
work in cahoots with Fort Detrick, so you can’t trust any of it.
However, the swine flu and yes, I agree pharma made a lot of money, but
that swine flu which I looked at it, it did seem to me to be a
genetically modified biological warfare weapon. It was a chimera of
three different types of genetic strains that someone put it together in a
cocktail. Fortunately, it was not as lethal as all of us fear. So fine. But
as I said, this figure I just gave to you was Saturday from Lancet, which is
a medical publication, saying it’s a 15% fatality rate and an 83% infection
rate. So it’s quite serious, I think, far more serious than the swine flu.
As for big pharma, sure they’re all trying to profit off this today as we
speak. There was a big article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, all big
pharma trying to peddle whatever they can over there in China even if it’s
worthless and won’t help. We do know, if you read the mainstream news media
they say there isn’t a vaccine.
Well, there is, it’s by the Pirbright Institute in Britain that’s
tied into their biological warfare program over there. They were
behind the hoof and mouth disease outbreak over there that wiped out their
cattle herd and it leaked out of there. So it’s clear they’re working on a
hoof and mouth biological warfare weapon, but the vaccine is there. I have
the patent for it here, I haven’t had a chance to read the patent it’s about
25 pages long and my classes just resume. So eventually, I get some free
time and I’ll read the patent.
You can’t patent a vaccine with the United States patent office unless
the science is there. So there is a vaccine. Everyone’s lying about that, no
one’s pointing this out – there’s a vaccine but instead big pharma wants to
make money and the researchers say, well, it’ll take three months and we’re
racing forward, you know. Everyone’s gonna make a buck off of this, that’s
for sure. But there is a vaccine, I have the patent here. It’s been patented
by the United States government.
So obviously, I don’t know exactly how workable it is, but it’s a
vaccine. I don’t know why it isn’t out there now? Why isn’t someone saying
there is a vaccine? Perhaps political leaders have already been vaccinated
for all I know, I really don’t know. But there is a vaccine,
Pirbright is well known there in Britain and it’s tied into Fort Detrick and
CDC is tied into Fort Detrick too. So they all know there’s a patented
Geopolitics and Empire: And just to get your comment
on, I mean, something to related to this, which was my next question. So I
think, I’m not sure if it’s that same Institute that you just mentioned that
has the patent. I read somewhere that the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation
maybe funds or has some connection to that Institute that has the patent.
Dr. Francis Boyle: I think they do. The Bill &
Melinda Gates information, they fund this type of DNA genetically engineered
biological warfare work. That’s correct. So you can’t trust anything they’re
telling you that somehow they’re out there trying to make the world a better
place. I mean, we have Bill Gates publicly admitting that the world be a
better place if there were a lot less people. So the Bill & Melinda Gates
foundation, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing and they are funding this
type of stuff. Sure.
Geopolitics and Empire: And just your comment, there was
also the report that I guess it was a consortium of companies which included
the Gates foundation that back in just two or three months ago in October of
2019 they held a pandemic exercise simulating an outbreak. I mean, what are
the chances specifically of a coronavirus and it was called events 201.
People can find this online online and they gave a list of seven
recommendations for governments and international organizations to take. I
also find that kind of interesting how they had this simulation.
Dr. Francis Boyle: That’s correct. It raises that
question, the origins of what happened here. But right now, I’m just
looking at the evidence I have and applying Occam’s razor and we know that
Wuhan BSL-4 was research developing, testing, SARS as a biological warfare
agent. So it could have been, they gave it this DNA genetic engineering
enhanced properties gain of function which we do here in the West, in the
United States all the time. We have all sorts of research that is
clearly a bio warfare research that has been approved by the National
Institutes of Health, it’s a joke. They know full well they are proving all
kinds of biological warfare research and it gets funded by the United States
Geopolitics and Empire: And you’ve also mentioned in
the email to me that what happened in the biosafety lab level 4 in Wuhan
calls into question the safety of all of these level 3and 4four labs around
Dr. Francis Boyle:They’re complete unsafe.
BSL-3 and BSL-4 lab are only designed for research development testing of
offense of biological warfare agents. In my opinion, they serve no
legitimate purpose at all. They should all be shut down, every one of them. Even
assuming, they’re simply too dangerous. If you want, there’s an excellent
documentary called Anthrax Wars by Nadler and Coen and I’m in there.
Repeatedly at the end, I say with respect to these labs, three and four,
this is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Well, I’m afraid the catastrophe is
now happened. So there it is.
Geopolitics and Empire: Yeah, I was just watching that
documentary before we connected and I recommend the listeners go check that
out. Do you see, in the future, any countries, if we come to a conflict
between US, EU, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Russia, I mean you name
it. Do you see any of these countries actually utilizing these biological
weapons? I mean, it’s illegal under international law but we know like in
the past that international law isn’t followed. Do you think that there’s a
real danger of this escalating?
Dr. Francis Boyle: For sure. That’s the only reason they
develop these biological weapons to eventually be used, sure. I mean, it’s
like the Manhattan project, we put all that money into developing an atom
bomb and even though it was not needed to end world war II they still knew
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, yes, I think that’s correct. And also
these can be used covertly. Anytime you see an unexplained sudden outbreak
of a disease like this anywhere in the world, both for human beings and or
animals, I always suspect the bio warfare agent is at work. I
monitor the situation like I did at Wuhan until I can reach a conclusion.
Yes, they can be used as the eyes for the United States government, today
they are fully prepared, armed, equipped, supplied to wage a biological
warfare with anthrax.
These other more exotic things I don’t know, but they have the weapons,
there are stockpiles. We have to understand if you read Seymour Martin
Hersh’s book published about 1968, he won the Pulitzer prize, he had the
whole offensive US biological warfare industry in there back before it was
illegal and criminal. Basically after 9/11, 2001, that entire
industry – offensive biological warfare industry has been reconstituted here
in the United States with all these BSL-4 BSL-3 labs, well over 13,000,
alleged scientists sort of like Dr. Mengele working on these things. Other
countries have responded in kind like Russia, like China, France is
involved, Britain’s involved. Sure.
Geopolitics and Empire: I just wanted to get your
thoughts on, in the last few years there was the Russian double agent spy
Sergei Skripal who had been allegedly poisoned with Novichok out in Britain
and I thought it was funny. It just so happened where he was allegedly
poisoned, he was right in Porton down the British bio weapons lab, I guess
the world’s first bio weapons lab that was created in 1916. I mean, I don’t
know if you have thoughts on that whole incident.
Dr. Francis Boyle: Yeah, I was right down the street
from Porton Down, so applying Occam’s razor who you think might’ve been
behind this and it was not a nerve agent. A nerve agent would have killed
him immediately. This is Novichok. It was something else like DX or
something like that. So fine. But, I would just say that I don’t think that
was a coincidence, but, you know, there you go. There’s the, obviously
there’s a lot of speculation on that.
Geopolitics and Empire: Something else that’s kind of
interesting. You’ve written in bio warfare and terrorism in your book and
there’s also Graeme Macqueen, I think your colleague who wrote the anthrax
deception the case for domestic conspiracy…
Dr. Francis Boyle: Everything you said in there. That’s
Geopolitics and Empire: I’m wondering also if this new
war for biotechnological dominance, whatever you want to call it, if it can
also be used kind of as a pretext for the centralization of political power
and the initiation of wars like I guess it did in the 2003 Iraq war. I mean,
is this another danger that we get these events like now this coronavirus
and then governments will call for a centralization of greater power and
taking away some of our civil liberties?
Dr. Francis Boyle: Sure. If you look at the
October, 2001 anthrax attacks here in the United States, that was clearly by
elements of the United States government that was behind that. That was a
super weapons grade anthrax with a trillion spores per gram and it floated
in the air solely a very sophisticated biological weapons lab like Fort
Detrick could produce that. And they use that anthrax attack including on
Congress to brand through the USA Patriot act which basically turned the
United States to a police state which is what we have now. You have
to understand the Pentagon, Fort Dietrich made the dugway proving ground
still has a stockpile of that super weapons grade anthrax that we saw in
October of 2001 that they can use the next time they want to do something
like that to further develop the American police thing. Right.
Geopolitics and Empire: Is there anything else you feel
important to mention regarding this Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak or biological
warfare or any other thoughts you’d like to leave us with?
Dr. Francis Boyle:Well, you just can’t believe
anything the Chinese government, the WHO, the CDC are telling. They’re all
lies because they know what’s going on here and so you’re going to have to
figure it out as fast as you can. But in my opinion, as of this
time and I’m fully prepared to consider further evidence on this, it does
seem to me that this was a DNA genetically engineered biological warfare
agent leaking out of Wuhan that has gain-of-function properties which can
make it more lethal. I think they are probably doing something with SARS to
make it a lot more lethal and more infectious. And so for that reason, you
have to take extreme precautions and they’re now finally admitted anyone
within six feet can be infected, whereas with SARS that was about two feet.
Well, that’s gaining a function right there and that should be a tip off.
So, I guess you’re gonna have to protect yourself. Laurie Garrett had a
pretty good essay in a foreign policy yesterday and she was over there
covering the SARS and she has very good advice in there except that she took
the SARS figure out two to three feet and said well, you gotta stay to two
to three. I think you’ve got to stay at least six feet away because this is
gained function. It can flow through the air and infect and it can get you
in the eyes. Any orifice, the mouth, maybe the ears, we’re not sure at this
Geopolitics and Empire: I’m here on the border of China
in Kazakhstan and I was just reading yesterday – today that they’re no
longer allowing Chinese citizens into Kazakhstan without a medical paper, a
medical check to get their visas to enter Kazakhstan
Dr. Francis Boyle: Those medical checks are worthless
because this is just public relations by all the governments involved
because there is a 14 day incubation period where people can still be
infected. So someone could walk right through a medical inspection
and passing a gate into your country and then they come down with the
coronavirus. So that’s all public relations in my opinion by
governments and they know it and they’re just sending people out there with
temperatures and things like that. It’s not like SARS, this is more
dangerous than SARS. As I said, I think that Wuhan lab, we know they had
SARS in there that they were dealing with and I think they enhanced it at
and I’m afraid that’s what we’re dealing with. But you know, I’m keeping an
open mind as to what other sources that might have and I wasn’t prepared to
say anything until that Wuhan lab is right there and it’s dealing with
coronavirus. So again, apply Occam’s razor. It seems to me that’s the
simplest explanation here.
Geopolitics and Empire: I guess my, one of my final
question would be in the months ahead, apart of what you say staying six
feet away from people. I’ve read taking high doses of vitamin C and other
things like this can help you. But, if they come out as the situation
develops and if it gets worse and they come out with a coronavirus vaccine,
should people take it or not? What are your thoughts?
Dr. Francis Boyle: Well, what I would say is this.
Right now, if you look at the article at the Wall Street Journal, big pharma
is trying to sell all sorts of – they’re taking all their drugs off the
shelf and say well let’s see if it works. Which is preposterous. Okay. The
scientists are saying, well, we can get you a vaccine maybe two to three
months but they’re not tested. So what we do know, however, is that
Pirbright vaccine has been patented. So all I can assume is that that might
work. But I don’t think I’d be taking any of these other vaccines. No, you
have no idea what’s in there. You’ll be the Guinea pig for big
pharma and everyone figures they’re gonna make a lot of money here. So
I’ll keep my eye open on this and how it develop but I wouldn’t trust
anything they’re trying to sell right now. They’re just pulling these things
off the shelf.
If they do come up with something in two to three months, even that’s not
going to be tested in accordance with normal scientific protocol. So it’s
going to be a crap shoot. If it’s going to help you, indeed it might
not help you because they’ll be using for this vaccines (these DNA genetic
engineered vaccines) they’ll be using live coronavirus probably and sticking
it in there and giving you some live coronavirus on the theory you’ll
develop an immunity. That’s the way a lot of these vaccines
worked out, that’s what happened with the Ebola vaccine that created the
Ebola pandemic there in West Africa. They were testing out a vaccine on poor
black Africans, as usual, and this vaccine had live Ebola in it so it gave
them Ebola. So again, I’d be very careful even if they do come up
with these vaccines two to three months from now, very careful. Why would
you want to inject the live coronavirus in you?
Geopolitics and Empire: All right. I don’t believe you
have a strong online presence. How can people best follow your work? I
suppose to search for interviews as well as get your books.
Dr. Francis Boyle:Well, basically I’m
blackballed and blacklisted off all the mainstream news media here on
purpose. As far as I can figure out, the US government gave an order that I
should not be interviewed by anyone, so I’m not. I guess you could
just put my name in there under Google, Google alert, and some interviews
might come up. What happened was, right after the anthrax attacks of 9/11
2001, I was giving a lecture out at Harvard m Alma Mater. I was running a
panel on biological warfare for the council for responsible genetics and it
was at Harvard Divinity School and as I was going in, there was a Fox camera
crew there from Boston and I said it looks to me like this has come out of
the US government lab. We know they do research and testing on anthrax. Then
I said the same thing there at Harvard then I gave an interview to a radio
station in Washington, D C then I gave an interview on that to the BBC. So
the whole world saw it and at that point I was completely cut off and I’ve
been cut off ever since. So you probably not going to hear too many
interviews from me here. As for my book. Biowarfare & Terrorism, you can
just get it at amazon.com. That picks up the story pretty much from 9/11
2001 and until it went to press and then there are interviews I’d given to
an investigative reporter, Sherwood Ross and a big one I just sent you and
you might want to put that on your web page. That was pretty comprehensive.
Geopolitics and Empire: Yeah, I read that as well and
I’ll include the link in the description of this interview so people can go
check that out. You’re not the only academic I know and have heard of others
that similar things have happened and that’s just I guess the price we pay
for telling the truth. Again, for listeners, if people wanted to have a
broader context and deeper understanding of what’s happening today
especially with biological warfare as well as us foreign policy and
international affairs, I urge you to get Dr. Francis Boyle’s books and
listen to his interviews as well as his colleagues book. Graeme Macqueen,
The Anthrax Deception, The Case For Domestic Conspiracy. Thank you for being
with us, Dr. Boyle.
Dr. Francis Boyle: Well, thank you and again, please
understand these are my current opinions. I could change my opinion here
based on more evidence. So I’m just looking at the evidence out there as I
see it and you have to understand there is so much disinformation, lies and
propaganda that it’s kind of very difficult to distinguish truth from fact.
I’m doing the best job I can here.
Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the
University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic
implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the
Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously
by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by
A Most Convenient Virus
I prefer to write on things I know
about, but once in a while an opportunity presents itself for me to comment
on some aspect of widespread mistrust and confusion while resting on a solid
foundation of my professional curiosity. This is the case of the 2019-nCoV
novel coronavirus. A lot of the elements of the coronavirus story just don’t
add up, and that’s what I want to explore. At the outset, I want to make it
clear that I am no expert on these matters. Is 2019-nCoV a genetically
engineered biological weapon or is it a naturally evolved strain of a virus
that is endemic in China’s bat population? This we don’t know, but it is
interesting to look at the plausibility of each of these scenarios and also
to consider whether what we are observing could be a combination of a little
As a biological weapon of mass destruction, 2019-nCoV isn’t particularly
good. On the plus side, it is highly contagious and can be spread by
infected individuals who are not showing any of the symptoms, such as fever
and shortness of breath. On the minus side, the mortality rate is a mere
2.1% and is likely to trend down because this rate does not account for a
potentially huge number of young, healthy people who contracted the virus
but never developed any symptoms, were never tested for it, and will never
know that they had survived it. For a virus to be potent as a bioweapon, its
kill ratio needs to be optimized for killing the largest possible number of
its victims, but doing so slowly enough so that the victims don’t die before
they have a chance to spread the infection.
Another minus: the average age of those who succumb to it is around 65,
making it rather ineffective in impairing the productive capacities of a
nation, be they industrial or military, since many of those who die are past
their peak productive years or retired. In fact, taking a rather cynical
view, this virus could be rather helpful in reducing the burden of
economically unproductive sick an elderly people who, in an aging Chinese
population, and given the respect Chinese society traditionally gives to its
elders, consume a growing share of the country’s resources.
On the plus side, those who succumb to
it are predominantly Chinese, male and elderly, and this may be taken as an
indication of some very clever targeting. In fact, the selectivity of this
virus may be indicative of an effort to selectively take out members of the
Chinese Communist party, in order to destabilize China politically, to
effect regime change there and to impose US-style Freedom&Democracy® upon
the hapless Chinese population. Given that the US no longer has the military
might to take on China (and can’t even respond to Iranian rocket attacks on
its military bases), and given that the US has pretty much lost the trade
war against China, a biological weapon may be the only arrow left in its
Let’s keep in mind that the Pentagon has built quite a number of facilities
around the world that research various pathogens. Given that this is the
Pentagon, whose basic task involves killing people, not the World Health
Organization, it seems likely that they also do something along the lines of
developing effective biological weapons. A couple of years ago US operatives
were caught collecting DNA samples from the Russian population and were
promptly escorted out of the country.
The obvious supposition is that these samples were to be used to develop
biological weapons to specifically target the Russian population. I suspect
that the specialists charged with this task were most disappointed to
discover that the vast majority of the Russian population consists of just
your regular white people, pretty much the same the world over, and to
target them is to target themselves. But that is not the case with the
Chinese, whose genetic makeup is more distinctive. This is all clearly
inconclusive, and it may very well be the case that the Pentagon’s
biological weapons program is just another part of its giant money-burning
machine, or the case may be that it actually does produce a biological
weapon now and again, and that 2019-nCoV is the meager result it has so far
managed to produce.
But then again, the way the epidemic started is not what you’d expect if an
artificial strain were released at some place and time. In that case, you’d
expect an instantaneous spike in infections, with symptoms showing up in a
tight cluster right at the end of the incubation period. But instead what we
saw was sporadic incidents of infection connected with a certain fish market
in Wuhan gradually giving rise to an epidemic. This suggests that the source
of the virus is a natural one, such as the bats which were sold at this
market. However, the Chinese have been eating bats for thousands of years
(bat soup is a delicacy), so why would this virus only emerge now?
The reason for the timing may simply be increased contact. The virus emerged
right around the Chinese new year. According to the Chinese calendar, this
is the year of the rat, and while the Chinese also eat rats, bats are
preferred. Also, around two-thirds of all the pigs in China have recently
been lost to swine flu, driving up prices of pork and also, incidentally,
forcing China to start importing pigs from the US, which were previously
subject to an embargo. This made the naturally abundant bats an attractive
alternative to other sources of animal protein. Equally serendipitously,
China’s chicken population is now being ravaged by avian flu, and this, as
you might expect, will force China to start importing chickens from the US
Of course, this is all highly inconclusive, but a view may be taken that all
is fair in love and war—and trade war with the US especially. But what has
set off a few alarms in my head was the reaction to the coronavirus
epidemic, both in China and in the West, the US especially.
First, the Chinese government has treated the epidemic as an act of war,
deploying all the means at its disposal, including the military, in order to
contain its spread, building several large new hospitals, putting entire
huge cities under quarantine and extending the national holidays. The
response as been far beyond what this virus seems to warrant, with its low
mortality rate. Without saying so, the Chinese government has treated this
epidemic as an act of biological warfare—perhaps as a dry run for a more
lethal epidemic that may come in the future. At any rate, the Chinese
government is seeing to it that nobody can blame it for not taking the
problem sufficiently seriously, or not doing enough about it.
Second, the Western media response has been an exemplary effort to produce a
panic and to smear China, making what is happening there into a horror
story. Not only did the mass media outlets do their best to stoke mass
hysteria about all things Chinese, but various bloggers and independent
“experts” pitched in to produce a panic. There seems to have been a
policy-driven reorientation from Russophibia (where it has been high time
for the US to silently admit defeat and move on) to Sinophobia (where the US
is yet to have its ass handed to it on a plate). Those notionally
independent commentators who are exploiting this opportunity to attack China
are acting as useful idiots in this centrally choreographed media campaign.
Third, the White House has recently requested that experts look into the
possibility that 2019-nCoV has been genetically engineered. It is often the
case that the person who shouts “Catch the thief!” the loudest happens to be
the thief himself. I suspect that the next move will be to declare that this
virus is indeed an engineered biological weapon developed by… why, Russia,
of course, and Mr. Putin personally.
Taking all of this into account, the scenario that seems most plausible to
me was that this virus was genetically engineered in one of the Pentagon’s
biological weapons laboratories and introduced into China via infected wild
bats, having picked the technology and manufacturing mecca of Wuhan as a
target. The ultimate goal, one might surmise, is to induce US corporations
to repatriate production to the US mainland in order to “make America great
But my suspicion is that this isn’t going to work. The Chinese government
will succeed in stopping the epidemic, in the process demonstrating that it
cares about its people and is effective in protecting them. Already the
infection rate, plotted on a log scale, is starting to slope down from a
straight line, meaning that the epidemic is losing steam. And then, working
alongside many other countries, China will move on with the main task of
eradicating the other parasite—which is the United States, a country that
get something for nothing simply by printing dollars.
Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American
engineer and a writer on subjects related to "potential economic, ecological
and political decline and collapse in the United States," something he has
called “permanent crisis”. Orlov believes collapse will be the result of
huge military budgets, government deficits, an unresponsive political system
and declining oil production.
Nicholas Schneider is an American student who was studying in Wuhan, China.
He said, “It’s like a ghost town, barely any people and cars. It’s a weird
feeling. I feel like I’m in an apocalypse somehow.”
Wuhan is a city of 11 million where the outbreak of the coronavirus began.
Now it's on lockdown, with hardly anyone allowed to enter, or leave.
Unless, you’re not a Chinese citizen.
I’m not trying to be an alarmist. Quite the opposite. The media tends to
terrify people every few years with predictions of a viral apocalypse… and
yet we made it through the Swine Flu, Bird Flu, Zika, and so on.
But in fairness there are a few things about this one that seem different.
Most importantly, according to information released by Chinese public health
officials, it appears the virus can spread while still incubating, i.e. the
carrier shows no symptoms.
In other words, there are people walking around right now who have become
infected with the Coronavirus, and they have no earthly idea.
They don’t even have the sniffles right now. But they are potentially
infecting and exposing others to the virus while appearing to be normal and
Symptoms won’t even show up for 1-2 weeks.
And that means a lot of people who left Wuhan a week or more ago have
carried the virus to other parts of the world and potentially infected a lot
It’s hard to predict how people and governments will react. We’ve already
seen flights cancelled, quarantines, visa suspensions, and more.
The Coronavirus & global collapse
It looks like a very rare bird finally
landed on our planet.
Moody’s Analytics called the coronavirus “a Black Swan like no other.” 
Ditto for Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, who says, “It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost
certainly is going to be a pandemic.” 
One respected Wall Street analyst said the disease will impact both global
supply and demand and ultimately “paralyze China.” 
But Wall Street shrugged off these prognostications and is in such a mania
of late, it managed to convince itself—on almost no evidence at all— that
the virus is curable. Not only has it discounted the pandemic, but its ditzy
moods pushed markets to all time highs as if to show its scorn for any
intrusion sanity which might otherwise interrupt the frenzy.
Stephen Roach, former Morgan Stanley chief economist, says Wall Street’s
mania is ludicrous: “This is a market where if you declared it was World War
III, they would rally on reconstruction!” 
Tesla doubled in value in less than a month. Nothing seems to temper the
But Frances Collins, NIH Director, says this disease is serious and
transmissibility is incredible. One person was infected after only 15
seconds of exposure —and that was at a distance. 
The fact is this disease is only in its incipient stages, its
transmissibility is horrific, and frankly we haven’t seen anything yet.
So let us dig down into some of the implications. Take a look for a moment
at the house of cards—that is the world economy— over which this black swan
is flying. It sits upon a foundation of an unimaginable $253 trillion in
debt, something the IMF repeatedly has warned is excessive and egregious.
The debt is 3 times greater than the
entire global gdp.
Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, once said if you borrow
$10,000 from a bank and lose your job, you’re in trouble, but if you
borrowed a million dollars, the bank is in trouble.  If the coronavirus
precipitates a global recession, or worse, what will happen to the $253
trillion in obligations that can’t be paid back?
We’ve heard a lot about “too big to fail,” but far less about “too big to
save!” Such gargantuan debt levels, particularly in emerging markets, may
simply be too large to be saved by more money printing.
Besides pointing to a market crash, a collapsing dollar, or the repetition
of the Great Depression—something forewarned by the IMF’s Kristaline
Georgievea —the teetering house of cards has one more problem to
consider, the shadowy vicissitudes of the derivatives market.
Derivatives were the primary culprit which caused the Great Recession, but
most observers felt that derivatives were roundly chastised with the Volker
rules and weren’t going to be a threat anymore.
So we haven’t been paying much attention.
Actually, today the derivatives market has grown to $1.4 quadrillion. 
The volume of derivatives trading rocketed to obscene proportions. Believe
it or not, derivatives speculation is 3 times greater than it was on the eve
of the financial crisis. Over $6.5 trillion per day is being wagered as
gamblers flock into this casino like there was no tomorrow. 
(Well, actually, maybe they’re right, and maybe there isn’t!)
But let’s not be too negative. We should try a little optimism, or at least
some healthy fantasy: Maybe a real cure has been found for the virus, and
Wall Street’s giddiness is fully justified. If so, we can sit back and watch
this black swan fly harmlessly off into the distance missing the market
mania and the ever-ascending Dow, the impossibly-sized valuations, the
ballooning derivatives speculation, and the mountainous levels of corporate,
private, and sovereign debt.
The virus is cured. The black swan flew away. Whew! What a relief!
Ah! How sweet to relax into the ersatz world of repos, QE, and all that
sumptuous debt and leverage which continues to prop up the pretty house of
cards we still can call home . . . . at least for now.
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Draw your own conclusions.
2019-nCoV is curiously similar to other CoronoVirus diseases, like the
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – MERS, first found in Saudi Arabia (2012)
and then it spread to other Middle Easter and Sub-Saharan African countries;
and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), first discovered in China
in 2002, spread around the world but was quickly contained and caused no
known infections after 2004. Both are coronaviruses,
suspected having been laboratory-made, with animal trials, and
the viruses transfer to humans was
only possible with human assistance. Then the viruses mutated to make
human-to-human infection possible.
Both SARS and the new 2019-nCoV virus also have the particularity of
affecting primarily people of the Chinese race.
There are some 100-plus CIA / Pentagon sponsored clandestine and semi-known
laboratories spread throughout the world – laboratories to fabricate and
test agents for biological warfare. A few years ago, one such laboratory was
discovered and reported on in Ukraine. They were working on a virus
affecting the “Russian Race”. Since there is no homogenous Russian Race –
their initial trials supposedly failed. Since the empire never gives up in
its evil attempts to dominate the world, we can assume that research on race
directed bio-agents continues.
This western, especially American (CIA, Pentagon, NATO) project to develop
bio-chemical weapons to kill people by disease rather than bullets and bombs
– it is much cheaper! And less obvious – does exist. You may draw
your own conclusion on whether SARS and the new 2019-nCoV fits that pattern.
The timing of the appearance was especially curious. It was first reported
on 31 December 2019 in Wuhan – and then expanded into a proportion, so that
it interfered with China’s most important Holiday, the Lunar New Year.
could, of course, be just coincidence.
One of Washington’s “low-grade” warfare models is destabilizing China (and
Russia for that matter) with any means. With the objective of
destabilization, China is constantly being harassed and aggressed – see Hong
Kong, Taiwan, the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Tibet, the tariff wars – and why not
with a contagious virus, a trial for a potential pandemic?
Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water
resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the
World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields
of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and
South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik;
PressTV; The 21st Century; Greanville Post; Defend Democracy Press, TeleSUR;
The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He
is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction
and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of
World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the resistance.
He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
HMM: Coronavirus Patent is Owned by Vaccine-Production Institute Funded
by Bill Gates
The Pirbright Institute, which has been funded by globalist oligarch and
vaccine pusher Bill Gates, has a patent on the books for coronavirus.
“The present invention provides a live, attenuated coronavirus comprising a
variant replicate gene encoding polyproteins comprising a mutation in one or
more of non-structural protein(s) (nsp)-10, nsp-14, nsp-15 or nsp-16. The
coronavirus may be used as a vaccine for treating and/or preventing a
disease, such as infectious bronchitis, in a subject,” the description of
the patent reads.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a known backer of the Pirbright
Institute. They gave the institute $5.5 million just last year to create a
Livestock Antibody Hub for disease research in humans and animals. They are
deeply involved in the business of vaccine pushing.
“New tools have given us the opportunity to utilize these detailed antibody
responses to make the next generation of vaccines and therapies,” said
scientist John Hammond about the Gates-funded project.
In addition to having funded the institution with a coronavirus patent, the
Gates Foundation also put on a training exercise last year that simulated a
coronavirus pandemic resulting in tens of millions of deaths.
Before this year’s very real coronavirus pandemic that started in
China and is now sweeping the globe, a “fictional” simulation of such an
event was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last year.
Event 201, which was hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health
took place in October 2018 and featured a simulation in which a
novel zoonotic coronavirus spread throughout the world and caused 65
million deaths worldwide. In the preparedness scenario, the coronavirus
started in Brazil rather than China.
“Once you’re in the midst of a severe pandemic, your options are very
said Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security
at Johns Hopkins University. “The greatest good can happen with
The event was hosted in New York City and attended by some of the
most influential business leaders, government officials, and health
officials. Attendees claimed that it really helped them rethink how they
would handle disaster preparedness if such a situation were to arise.
“It really does shake up assumptions and change thinking about how we
can prepare for a global pandemic,” says Tom Inglesby, director of the
Center for Health Security…
“In the case of biological threats, that sense of urgency is
lacking,” he said. “The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same
serious way it prepares for war.”
Hegelian dialectic of problem-reaction-solution may be at play here by a
ruthless elite that will stop at nothing to achieve their goal of a
This direct quote from one of the links above
almost matches what Peter Kawaja wrote in 1994 (below):
"Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist,
epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30
million people in less than a year," Gates
wrote in an op-ed for Business Insider last year. "And they say there is
a reasonable probability the world will experience such an outbreak in the
next 10-15 years."
........THIS INFORMATION WILL SHOCK, SURPRISE, AND SADDEN YOU,
BUT YES, THE WORST IS YET TO COME IF AMERICANS DO NOT WAKE UP.
nationwide/worldwide Pandemic is going to be created, of such magnitude,
that it will threaten our very existence. This same government will then
step in to offer a solution, they will have "an antidote" (VACCINE), BUT, only those who
will accept the Medical ID (national id/CHIP) will be treated (but
not-infected), all others will be considered a danger and threat to society,
hunted down, and
imprisoned or killed. Americans will welcome this solution, will
turn-in their neighbors and friends in order to survive themselves. At the
same time, this instrument will permanently, publicly SUSPEND THE
CONSTITUTION OF THESE united STATES, to allow United Nations Rule
(controlled by the shadow - Serpent People), a
Government. AMERICA & THE WORLD WILL BE ENSLAVED.
They are preparing you
for what they already know
and have planned. It is not by an accident of nature, or foreign
terrorist attack, it is by purposeful planning, and it is HERE.
Penned in 1994 By: Peter Kawaja
NOW YEARS LATER:
SECURITY - Perpetual Global War of Terror
[US] Office of Population Affairs
On June 10, 2019, the Office of Population Affairs merged with the Office of
Adolescent Health. This website is in the process of being updated.
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), in the Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Health, administers the Title X family planning program, the
Teen Pregnancy Prevention program, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund program,
and the embryo adoption program.
OPA advises the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide
range of topics, including adolescent health, family planning,
sterilization, and other population issues.
Investigations by EIR have uncovered a planning apparatus operating outside
the control of the White House whose
sole purpose is to reduce the world's population by 2 billion people through
war, famine, disease, and any other means necessary.
which includes various levels of the government, is determining U.S. foreign
In every political hotspot-EI Salvador, the so-called arc of crisis
in the Persian Gulf, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and in Africa-the goal
of U.S. foreign policy is population reduction.
The targeting agency for the
operation is the National Security Council's Ad Hoc Group on Population
Policy. Its policy-planning group is in the U.S. State Department's Office
of Population Affairs, established in 1975 by Henry Kissinger.
drafted the Carter administration's Global 2000 document, which calls for
global population reduction, and the same apparatus is conducting the civil
war in EI Salvador as a conscious depopulation project.
"There is a single
theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels," said Thomas
Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State Department's Office
of Population Affairs (OPA).
"Either they [governments] do it our way,
through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of mess that we have in EI Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut.
Population is a political problem.
Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even
fascism, to reduce it. "The professionals," said Ferguson, "aren't
interested in lowering population for humanitarian reasons. That sounds
nice. We look at resources and environmental constraints. We look at our
strategic needs, and we say that this country must lower its population-or
else we will have trouble. So steps are taken. EI Salvador is an example
where our failure to lower population by simple means has created the basis
for a national security crisis. The government of EI Salvador failed to use
our programs to lower their population. Now they get a civil war because of
it. ... There will be dislocation and food shortages. They still have too
many people there."
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has
launched efforts to create a vaccine that would protect people from most flu
strains, all at once, with a single shot.
Massachusetts Senator and big spender, Ed Markey, has introduced a bill
that would shovel no less than a billion dollars toward the universal
Here is a sentence from an NIAID press release that mentions one of
several research approaches:
“NIAID Vaccine Research Center scientists have initiated Phase 1/2
studies of a universal flu vaccine strategy that includes an investigational
DNA-based vaccine (called a DNA ‘prime’)…”
[Note: read Peter Kawaja's info on IND's & INP's
during Operation Desert Storm]
This is quite troubling, if you know what the phrase “DNA vaccine” means.
It refers to what the experts are touting as the next generation of
Instead of injecting a piece of a virus into a person, in order to
stimulate the immune system, synthesized genes would be shot into the body.
This isn’t traditional vaccination anymore. It’s gene therapy.
[Note: read Dr.
Nicolson's specialty and The Genome Project]
In any such method, where genes are edited, deleted, added, no matter
what the pros say, there are always “unintended consequences,” to use their
polite phrase. The ripple effects scramble the genetic structure in numerous
Here is the inconvenient truth about DNA vaccines—
They will permanently alter your DNA.
The reference is the New York Times, 3/15/15, “Protection Without a
Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research—the use of synthetic genes
to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans.
This is not science fiction:
“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental]
monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist
“’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps
and lead author of the new study.”
“The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis
by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are
planned.” [That was three years ago.]
“I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is
instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce
powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial
versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue,
Here is the punchline:
“The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the
synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes
well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful
Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s
Alteration of the human genetic makeup.
Not just a “visit.” Permanent
residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, he will live with that
change—and all the ripple effects in his genetic makeup—for the rest of his
The Times article taps Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:
“Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be
leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if
it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”
Yes, some people might be leery. If they have two or three working brain
This is genetic roulette with a loaded gun. Anyone and everyone on Earth
injected with a DNA vaccine will undergo permanent and unknown genetic
And the further implications are clear.
Vaccines can be used as a cover for
the injections of any and all genes, whose actual purpose is re-engineering
humans in far-reaching ways.
[Super Soldier - Desert
Storm War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity ]
The emergence of this Frankenstein technology is paralleled by a shrill
push to mandate vaccines, across the board, for both children and adults.
The pressure and propaganda are
The freedom and the right to refuse vaccines has always been vital. It is
more vital than ever now.
It means the right to preserve your inherent DNA.
The Chinese New Year has arrived- it is the year of the rat
Hanta Virus which is in the USPAT 7220582 is spread by
(Drum roll please) 🐀 rats And 🐁 mice
ARE 'SYSTEMS' REALLY
WORKING? Coronavirus not being screened at Canadian airport from
Is there a vaccine?
And some pharmaceutical experts have
warned that a vaccine could be years in the making. Beijing was
quick to share what it knew about the virus's genetic code,
researchers in the US and China have already begun working
on a vaccine. However, any vaccine may not be available for up
to a year and priority would go to health workers most at risk
of contracting the virus.
Shattock, from Imperial College London, said his team had “two
vaccine candidates” developed from the genetic sequence of
coronavirus provided by Chinese scientists, and some British
experts are confident that a vaccine could be available within
Prof Shattock told Radio 4’s
Today programme the vaccines would be ready for use in “animal
models” by the middle of next month and they were ready to
“rapidly move those into human studies” if required.
For now, it is a case of containment. China
started building a hospital to treat only patients with the
virus which it hopes to finish within days.
There is no vaccine for Sars or Mers that is both safe and effective in
Wuhan’s rail, road
and air links were sealed off on Thursday morning. By Friday, a
total of 14 cities in central Hubei province suspended public
transportation. Some shut down public venues, and all 70,000 of
the country's cinemas, and Shanghai’s Disneyland will remain
closed this weekend.
outspoken doctors have warned that the severe restrictions are
too little, too late to contain a virus that has already
sprouted across Asia, and as far afield as the United States.
“A bigger outbreak is certain,” said Guan Yi, a
virologist who helped identify SARS during an outbreak that
killed some 800 people in 2003.
They could have been
incubating the virus "on their way out of Wuhan", he said.
“We have passed through the ‘golden period’ for
prevention and control,” he told Caixin magazine from his
self-imposed quarantine after visiting Wuhan. “What’s more,
we’ve got the holiday traffic rush and a dereliction of duty
from certain officials.”
Others warned that road blocks and controls
could be circumvented by the elite.
"Especially people with money and connections,
they're going to make a run for it... and they'll probably be
successful," Zi Yang, a senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam
School of International Studies in Singapore, told AFP.
Taiwan said it would
no longer permit Wuhan residents to enter its territory, while
the Philippines pledged to repatriate hundreds of Wuhan
The crisis has
ruined the New Year plans of millions who normally fly abroad or
cram into public transport to visit family.
Those who decided to continue their journey did
so in fear. On one flight from Beijing to Hangzhou in Zhejiang
most passengers refused their in-flight meal. A mother was
overheard scolding her young daughter when she removed her mask.
“Do you want to die?” she asked.
Britain seeks Huawei
'solution' as U.S. pressure mounts
LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet senior
ministers on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the use of equipment made by
China’s Huawei in Britain’s future 5G mobile network.
Johnson is under pressure from the United States to block
Huawei because of concerns that access to the 5G network could be used by
Beijing for espionage and would jeopardize intelligence sharing between
Washington and London.
Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of mobile networking
equipment, has denied the allegations.
Sources with knowledge of the matter said last week senior
British officials had proposed granting Huawei a limited role in the 5G
network – a “calculated compromise” which could be presented to Washington
as a tough restriction but also accepted by British operators already using
the company’s equipment.
On Monday, U.S.
President Donald Trump offered China whatever help it needed,
while the State Department said Americans should “reconsider”
visiting all of China due to the virus.
Johnson said on Monday it was possible to keep up with new
technology without compromising national security or relationships with
The debate over Huawei’s role in 5G networks has split
opinion in capitals across Europe, with politicians weighing the U.S.-led
arguments against lucrative trade ties with China.
is the Flu NOT the Flu Season?
But another word for Killing season.
Many have heard about "Weather Wars" - most have not
realized "mystery diseases" are the best covert weapon of mass destruction.
With all the hoopla in 2019/2020 surrounding President
Trump is a hidden agenda. The Deep State Warmongers vying for GLOBAL
DOMINATION does not want China or Saudi Arabia to side with Russia and Iran.
How convenient it would be if some (distraction) would place any one of
these like China to become dependent on the US to solve a crisis for them.
The Deep State cannot threaten and attack China along with Iran and Russia,
what pray tell could weaken such an alliance without declaring war and at
the same time become the hero?
CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL stealth weapons of Mass
Destruction - tested/used and perfected in Operation Desert Storm, seeded
into the US and world populations, creating millions of carriers waiting for
Part-2 to be activated. Manufactured Pandemic, Selective Kill, culling world
populations of useless eaters, and with Plausible Deniability, OH MY - HOW
DARK THE CON OF MAN.
In October 1989 people in the community of Reston,
Virginia went about their daily lives not realizing that a serious crisis
was developing right in their back yards that would not be entirely resolved
until March 1990. It was a serious calamity that could have wiped out the
entire population. This dire emergency was described twenty years ago by
Richard Preston in his non-fiction book, “The Hot Zone.” The “hot zone”
refers to an “area that contains lethal, infectious organisms” also dubbed
“hot agent,” an “extremely lethal virus, potentially airborne.” (Richard
Preston, The Hot Zone, Random House, New York, 1994, p. 296)
Hazelton Research Products, a division of Corning,
Inc. was importing and selling lab animals. On October 4, 1989, the monkey
house called Reston Primate Quarantine Unit located not far from Leesburg
Pike, received a shipment of one hundred crab-eating monkeys (a type of
macaque) from the Philippines, caught on the island of Mindanao. Two of the
monkeys were dead in their shipping crates. By the first of November, 29 of
the monkeys were dead, most of them in Room F. The heating and air system
had failed so it was assumed the deaths had occurred from ambient
conditions. Each night more macaques died. By November 16, a tentative
diagnosis was given “simian hemorrhagic fever.”
The virus cultures glowed brightly against the Mayinga
blood serum indicating that the monkeys in the Reston house died of Ebola
Zaire strain, the deadliest of all filoviruses (Ebola).
The Institute is short for the United States Army
Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) located at Fort
Detrick, Maryland. Its “mission is medical defense” with specialty in
“drugs, vaccines, and biocontainment.” The Institute’s Army and civilian
personnel were instrumental in the containment of the Ebola Reston virus in
Reston, Virginia monkey holding facility.
To contain the spread of Ebola Reston, the mutated
strain of Ebola Zaire, the Army chose the bio-hazard operation of killing
all the monkeys, bagging them, incinerating their carcasses, and chemically
cleaning and fumigating the building with formaldehyde gas. Their mission
was to safeguard the population, euthanize the animals humanely (anesthetic,
sedative, and a lethal drug), and gather samples for research from liver and
spleen in order to identify the strain and how it traveled. The entire
operation was done in biohazard Level 4 suits. To a trained eye, the badly
liquefied organs and tissues, the red eyes, frozen faces, and slacking
muscles left no doubt that the monkeys died of Ebola. By December 7, 1989,
four hundred and fifty monkeys were euthanized, some already very sick and
some harboring the virus. (pp. 212-213)
According to Richard Preston, the disaster in that
‘building was a kind of experiment.’ “Now they would see what Ebola could do
naturally in a population of monkeys living in a confined air space, in a
kind of city, as it were. The Ebola Reston virus jumped quickly from room to
room… Ebola apparently drifted through the building’s air-handling ducts.”
Peter Jahrling, who actually “whiffed the Ebola and
lived to tell about it,” wondered, “Why is the Zaire stuff hot for humans?
Why isn’t the Reston hot for humans, when the strains are so close to each
other? The Ebola Reston virus is almost certainly transmitted by some
airborne route. Those Hazleton workers who had the virus—I’m pretty sure
they got it through the air.” (p. 257)
The people in the book are real, two victims’ names
have been changed, and the narrative and dialogue were masterfully
reconstructed from interviews and memories of those who participated in the
In the new study, published today (Jan. 22) in the
Journal of Medical Virology, the authors found that 2019-nCoV appears to be
a mix, or recombination, of two coronaviruses — one that is known to infect bats
and another coronavirus of unknown origin. The study also found that, as a
result of genetic recombination, 2019-nCoV has a change in one of its viral
proteins that recognizes and binds to receptors on host cells. This recognition
is a key step in allowing the virus to enter cells, and the change in this
specific protein may have contributed to 2019-nCoV's ability to hop species, the
The first cases of corona virus (MERS-CoV) infection in
Saudi Arabia, specifically Jeddah, were reported on June 13, 2012; after this
outbreak, corona virus continued to spread overseas to many countries in Asia,
Africa, Europe, and America [1,2,3,4]. During this outbreak, most cases occurred
in Middle Eastern countries, including those in the Gulf region (Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq), as well as
Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Egypt. These countries were considered to
be at high risk for corona virus infection according to the European Centre for
Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Thus, any person arriving from any of
these countries should be screened at the airport before entering, particularly
after several cases of infection were reported in European countries, including
France and the United Kingdom [4,5,6].
During the last 4 years, corona viruses have become the
most important viruses worldwide because of the occurrence of several recent
deaths caused by corona viruses in Saudi Arabia. Spread of the infection
occurred worldwide; however, most cases of mortality have occurred in the Middle
East. Owing to the predominance of outbreaks in the Middle Eastern countries,
the virus was renamed a Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV)
by the Corona virus Study Group. The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention
and World Health Organization maintain a website that is updated frequently with
new cases of MERS-CoV infection. In this review, we describe the history and
epidemiology of this novel virus. Studies of the genetics and molecular
mechanisms of this virus are expected to facilitate the development of vaccines
in the future.
MERS-CoV is a lethal zoonotic virus that originated in the
Middle East. The main source of transmission, as has been shown in several
studies, is through camels. Therapies are still under development and include
ribavirin a, interferon alpha, and mycophenolic acid. Further studies are
underway to develop an effective vaccine for MERS-CoV aiming to reduce the
incidence and mortality rate of infection with this virus.
The median incubation period for MERS-CoV is 5.2–12 days,
and adults are mostly affected. However, several pediatric cases have been
reported in Saudi Arabia. The clinical presentation of MERS-CoV ranges from
flu-like symptoms, i.e., fever and cough in 87% of patients, chills, rigor,
rhinorrhea, myalgia, and fatigue, to more severe symptoms, including shortness
of breath in 48% of patients and respiratory failure, resulting in the
requirement for intubation and ventilation. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, have also been reported in about
35% of cases, and acute renal failure necessitating hemodialysis has been seen.
On physical examination, patients generally present with fever and pulmonary
findings, such as rhonchi and crepitation. Laboratory investigation may revealed
lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and
multi-organ failure, which can result in death. The CDC recommends collecting
multiple specimens at different times from different sites; for example, samples
should be collected from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum, blood,
and stool and rectal swabs, as well as the lower respiratory tract, which is
most frequently positive for the virus.
Corona virus was first identified as a cause of the common
cold in 1960. In one study carried out in Canada in 2001, more than 500 patients
presented with flu-like symptoms. Virological analyses showed that 3.6% of these
cases were positive for the HCoV-NL63 strain by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Until 2002, corona virus was considered a relatively simple, nonfatal virus;
however, an outbreak in 2002–2003 in Guangdong province in China, which resulted
in spread to many other countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong
Kong Singapore, and the United States of America, caused severe acute
respiratory syndrome (SARS) and high mortality rates in over 1000 patients.
After this outbreak, microbiologists and infectious disease experts focused on
the understanding the pathogenesis of the disease and discovered that this
infection was caused by a new form of corona virus. A total of 8096 individuals
were infected with this virus, resulting in 774 deaths; thus, in 2004, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization
(WHO) declared a state of emergency [7,8,9]. In another report from Hong Kong,
50 patients presented with SARS, and more than 60% of these patients were
positive for corona virus .
The evolution of this
virus demonstrated that coronavirus is not a stable virus and can adapt to
become more virulent, even lethal, to humans.Indeed, another outbreak in Saudi Arabia
in 2012 resulted in many deaths and spread first to other countries in the
Middle East and then worldwide, resulting in renewed interest in studies of this
new form of coronavirus (Fig. 1) [7,8,9,10].