Archive | April 8th, 2020

Jihadist brigades threaten “Corona dancer” with death

Hassan Salman 

Jihadist brigades threaten "Corona dancer" with death in Tunisia

The Tunisian actress Nermine Safar, who became known as the “Corona Dancer” in Tunisia, revealed that she had received a death threat from the “Aqba Bin Nafi” brigades, which is classified as a terrorist organization in Tunisia.

In a video posted on her Facebook page, Safar launched a distress call to the Tunisian authorities, noting that she had received a call from someone who threatened her with death upon leaving the house, noting that he belonged to the “Aqba bin Nafi ‘” brigades.

She also published pictures of the messages sent by the perpetrator, in addition to his phone number, and it includes an explicit death threat.

Nermine Sfaron Sunday

يفدلك و لا يحكي بجده تهديد بالقتل 😐

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Hours later, Zero released another video, in which she confirmed that the security forces were able to arrest the perpetrator and provide security protection for her home.

Zero recently sparked the controversy after submitting direct dance links on her Facebook page, calling on the Tunisians to follow her to break the severity of the home stone imposed by the Corona virus.

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The Nazi Mossad stole medical equipment to fight Corona

The Israeli army minister admits that Mossad stole medical equipment to fight Corona


The Minister of the Army in the Occupation, Nazi Naftali Bennett, admitted that the Mossad acquired vital medical equipment through theft and not only by contacting parties with which there are no official diplomatic relations.

In an interview with the occupation army radio, Nazi Bennett did not deny that the Mossad stole the medical equipment that ‘Israel needed in the past two weeks to treat Corona patients’.

“Did Mossad steal?” Of course, Nazi Bennett said: “Of course I will not answer this question, but all of us work in brutal, harsh and intelligent ways, and we have creative capabilities in the field of modulating different machines for artificial respiration machines and I was personally in such units.”

It is noteworthy that, nearly two weeks ago, the Mossad obtained 100,000 units for corona infection, and soon the Nazi Ministry of Health revealed that this equipment is not required, as stated by the Deputy Director General of the Ministry, Tatmar Grotto, in an interview with local media.

At that time, Grotto clarified that Nazi suffers from a shortage of simple medical tools in the form of wooden sticks that hold cotton in its heads to take samples from the throat and nose. The office of the Nazi, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that he thanked Mossad for its success in providing many medical equipment recently in order to combat infection. But the Nazi regime authorities have criticized the involvement of the Mossad in such missions at the expense of its preoccupation with its basic tasks in security and strategic issues, as observers have criticized for revealing this role, and accused Naziyahu of doing so in a new attempt to gain political points.

It is noteworthy that the Mossad secured hundreds of thousands of medical tools and equipment from various sides, some of them from a Gulf country before it is the UAE according to Israeli leaks, in addition to stealing it from stores in undisclosed countries as stated in the hint of Nazi Naftali Bennett.

Return of the economy after Easter, and the Nazi regime agreed to new general guidelines that are expected to further restrict traffic in cities in order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. Yesterday, Nazi Bennett expressed satisfaction with the general behavior of the army and his management of the crisis, but added that “in order to reopen the economy after Easter, we will need further scrutiny.” The situation in Israel is under full control. The extent of infection among the general population is reasonable, although we do not know what it is because we have not performed relatively little testing. So I’m just optimistic. To open the economy after Easter, we need more testing. ”

Nazi Bennett said that the army is currently treating 350,000 elderly and adults who need support in nutrition. In addition, he mentioned the role of the home front, which answers thousands of phones daily and makes a massive purchase of masks and all equipment designed to protect the medical staff.

Nazi Bennett said that the citizens of ‘Israel’ are very disciplined, and the death rate in relation to the infection rate is almost low compared to what is happening in the world. He continued, “I don’t know today if there are 20,000 or 200,000 people in Israel, nobody knows. The Ministry of Health is ultimately a regulatory body and it is not an execution body. We are not medical experts and it is a very complex story that only the army can do.

He added, “I don’t want the land, just send people back to work. We assist the Ministry of Health, to the extent possible, in carrying out the tasks until this decision is taken. ”

Simultaneously, the newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” revealed that the chief of staff of the Nazi occupation army, Aviv Kochavi, formally requested to assume responsibility for facing the crisis of the spread of the Coronavirus, where he sent a secret message several days ago to Naziyahu, and asked him to transfer responsibility for facing the crisis of Corona to the army.

The newspaper said that Nazi Kochavi’s message reached a very narrow group of officials, claiming that he wanted to refrain from appearing as someone who interferes in a confrontation between Nazi Naziyahu and Bennett, and with a discussion about transferring responsibility for crisis management from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of Security.

In his message, Nazi Kochavi considered that there are eight issues that must be transferred to the army immediately, among which is the assumption by the Nazi army of conducting Corona tests with a view to arriving at larger tests than are currently taking place. Nazi Kochavi also believes that the army should use its capabilities to focus all the information that has accumulated about Corona, and to exhaust it in the best way, believing that the army is ready to take full responsibility for dealing with the epidemic immediately.

Ask for help in China. It is noteworthy that the ministries of security and foreign and the “Elal” airline, last Sunday sent a plane convoy to China with the aim of bringing medical equipment to confront Corona.

And Zionist channel 13 revealed that 11 Israeli planes flew from Tel Aviv to China to bring millions of necessary medical tools. Yesterday, the first plane took off from China en route to ‘Israel’ carrying medical masks and half a million suits to protect medical personnel. The plane will arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at dawn on Tuesday. It also came that “Elal” company will send two planes per day for a week until the end of the process, and in the coming days will be bringing respirators.

The Nazi Ministry of Health announced yesterday that it has the possibility to conduct ten thousand corona examinations per day, and that the ministry is currently working on obtaining chemicals after two weeks, in order to increase the amount of examinations to more than ten thousand.

** Curfew
In this context, Zionist Channel 12 said that the government decided to impose the closure on other Israeli cities in addition to the city of “Bnei Brak” adjacent to Tel Aviv due to the widespread spread of the Corona virus. And talk is going on about cities mainly inhabited by ultra-Orthodox Jews (the Haredim) as the rate of adherence to precautionary and cautious instructions is low, and these towns are Elad, Majdal Haemek, Beitar Illit, Ashkelon, Tiberias, Ur Yehuda, Modi’in Illit, and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem.

As for the method of closure, it will be similar to the one imposed on Bnei Brak, but it is less severe, with fewer restrictions on movement, and the army will assume a large role in the process.

An official in the Ministry of Health stressed to the Zionist channel 12, the importance of the timing of imposing the closure before the Jewish Passover, and considered that this is the appropriate time.

Against the backdrop of government discussions about imposing closures on additional cities and neighborhoods around the country, the Nazi Interior Minister said during an interview on the same Zionist channel, that the government is considering imposing a comprehensive closure throughout the country on the eve of the Jewish Passover.

He added: “We thought of closing down, but not of paralyzing the state.” He explained that closing before the holiday does not mean closing shops and workplaces. He continued, “On Eid week, mainly on the eve of Eid, we do not want to see any movement between families. We want, on the eve of Eid, that the person spend the Eid with the people he currently lives with.

Deri, a follower of the Haredi, concluded by saying that he should not leave the house for a distance of more than 100 meters. The channel revealed that Naziyahu is seeking to impose closures on additional cities with a large number of casualties.

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Shakeel Afsar pictured with Katie Hopkins: ‘Bro, are you stupid?’

By Asian Image reporter

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Shakeel Afsar pictured with Katie Hopkins.

Two campaigners against schools teaching LGBT acceptance have been condemned for being pictured with Katie Hopkins. But what inspired them to do this?

Shakeel Afsar and Amir Ahmed, who have been leading protests in Birmingham were pictured alongside the blogger who has openly criticised Islam and as recently as June 2 posted a video of the Azaaz with the caption “The video THEY don’t want you to see. Nelson’s column. Trafalgar Square. The heart of London. This is a glimpse into our future.”

Demonstrators vowed to carry out a fresh protest later this week – but away from Anderton Park Primary School’s gates. An interim High Court injunction secured by the council has banned demonstrations taking place within an exclusion zone around the site.

The legal bid bars those objecting to use of particular relationship education materials from protesting anywhere near the school.

Hopkins tweeted: “So gracious of @shakeelafsar7, and his family to invite me into their home, during their Eid celebrations – to discuss the issues with LGBT teaching at #AndertonParkPrimarySchool”

Shakeel Afsar then retweeted Katie Hopkins and said: “We as a community will Remain Tolerant of ANYONE even if we Totallt [sic] Disagree & we will Learn to CO EXSIST [sic]. Shame We cannot say the same about @BrumLeader @JaneRockHouse & @birmingham_live.”

We as a community will Remain Tolerant of ANYONE even if we Totallt Disagree & we will Learn to CO EXSIST. Shame We cannot say the same about @BrumLeader @JaneRockHouse & @birmingham_live https://t.co/7c5ifiMRt7— shakeel afsar (@shakeelafsar7) June 4, 2019

Katie was then videoed with both activists on a sofa about how both sides agreed on ‘nnot being silenced’

For the most part our views could not be more opposed. We are sworn ‘enemies’.

And yet we share a singular determination.

We will not be silenced. And we are prepared to lose everything in the determination to speak our truths. pic.twitter.com/WxQeQUmW3p— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 6, 2019

Among her many tweets which focus primarily on Islam and the apparent ‘threat’ of Muslims here’s one from May 21.

EVENT UPDATE:

Speech: “The Islamisation of Western Europe”.

Tickets: https://t.co/5E8FsknMyP

Live stream: will be available. Details to follow

Press: katie@katiehopkins.co.uk pic.twitter.com/uZTa1YNMKn— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 21, 2019

People were unforgiving

Jonathan Fisher@fishplums · Jun 4, 2019Replying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

this is so, so, so embarrassing for you

Jonathan Fisher@fishplums

this is a woman who called migrants cockroaches. who posted a video 2 days ago trying to generate anti-Islam panic. who posed outside that primary school THIS MORNING trying to provoke anti-Islam sentiment. how fucking stupid can you be??

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Tawseef@ItsMeTawseefReplying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

sharam karo shakeel, hadd hogayi

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Shai T Lahtay@ShaiHussainReplying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

Seriously, Shakeel. Katie is beyond redemption and is using you as a pawn. Don’t ally with the intolerant to fight intolerance – doesn’t work that way.

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Sadia Jabeen@SadiaJabeen82Replying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

Wreaks of narcissism & self promotion. If you really cared about protecting Muslim kids you wouldn’t invite someone who calls them vermin into your home. ON EID! This is whole thing is just about you and your ego. So insulting.

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Asha Iqbal@_socialdroneReplying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

You honestly call what you have been doing peaceful? Are you kidding me? And then to meet Katie Hopkins.. are you losing your mind completely?3011:35 PM – Jun 4, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Asha Iqbal’s other Tweets

Your being used as a political tool by the woman who would turn around and call you a P*ki and accuse you of raping white girls.— A taxpaying citizen who presses charges (@DoomGuy3000)

June 4, 2019

Omair@omair_manzoorReplying to @shakeelafsar7 and 3 others

Bro are you stupid? What on earth do you think your doing. You just shafted yourself and the Anderton Park Muslim parents

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Another Palestinian snuffed out

By: Mahmoud El-Yousseph

At a time when Coronavirus has turned our life upside down from wedding, graduation, and funeral, another Palestinian life snuffed out. Tragic! Eslam Dweikat, 22, was a Palestinian who was shot by the Israeli Occupation Forces on March 11 while taking part in a protest to defend Orma Mount in Nablus and has died today. 
Eslam and his friends were protesting against the settlers’ takeover. The West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip have been under Israeli military occupation since June 1967. Together, they are internationally recognized as the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and they constitute 22% of what once was called Palestine.

 Eslam was a hero who bravely stood up against the most vile and tyrannical regime history ever witnessed. My heart goes to his family. Allah forbid his killer/s should have any children. 
 RIP, Eslam Dweikat!  

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Did Bill Gates Just Reveal the Reason Behind the Lock-Downs?

Rosemary Frei
In a recent candid interview, Bill Gates outlined that, despite the comparatively small threat of Coronavirus, he and his colleagues “don’t want a lot of recovered people” who have acquired natural immunity. They instead are hoping we become reliant on vaccines and anti-viral medication.
Shockingly, Gates also suggests people be made to have a digital ID showing their vaccination status, and that people without this “digital immunity proof” would not be allowed to travel. Such an approach would mean very big money for vaccine producers.

On March 24 Bill Gates gave a highly revelatory 50-minute interview (above) to Chris Anderson. Anderson is the Curator of TED, the non-profit that runs the TED Talks.

The Gates interview is the second in a new series of daily ‘Ted Connects’ interviews focused on COVID-19. The series’s website says that:

TED Connects: Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom.”

Anderson asked Gates at 3:49 in the video of the interview – which is quickly climbing to three million views – about a ‘Perspective’ article by Gates that was published February 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“You wrote that this could be the once-in-a-century pandemic that people have been fearing. Is that how you think of it, still?” queried Anderson.

“Well, it’s awful to say this but, we could have a respiratory virus whose case fatality rate was even higher. If this was something like smallpox, that kills 30 percent of people. So this is horrific,” responded Gates.

“But, in fact, most people even who get the COVID disease are able to survive. So in that, it’s quite infectious – way more infectious than MERS [Middle East Respiratory Syndrome] or SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome] were. [But] it’s not as fatal as they were. And yet the disruption we’re seeing in order to knock it down is really completely unprecedented.”

Gates reiterates the dire consequences for the global economy later in the interview.

“We need a clear message about that,” Gates said starting at 26:52.

“It is really tragic that the economic effects of this are very dramatic. I mean, nothing like this has ever happened to the economy in our lifetimes. But … bringing the economy back and doing [sic] money, that’s more of a reversible thing than bringing people back to life. So we’re going to take the pain in the economic dimension, huge pain, in order to minimize the pain in disease and death dimension.”

However, this goes directly against the imperative to balance the benefits and costs of the screening, testing and treatment measures for each ailment – as successfully promulgated for years by, for example, the Choosing Wisely campaign – to provide the maximum benefit to individual patients and society as a whole.

Even more importantly, as noted in an April 1 article in OffGuardian, there may be dramatically more deaths from the economic breakdown than from COVID-19 itself.

“By all accounts, the impact of the response will be great, far-reaching, and long-lasting,”

Kevin Ryan wrote in the article. Ryan estimated that well over two million people will likely die from the sequelae of the lock-downs and other drastic measures to enforce ‘social distancing.’

Millions could potentially die from suicide, drug abuse, lack of medical coverage or treatment, poverty and lack of food access, on top of other predictable social, medical and public-health problems stemming from the response to COVID-19.

Gates and Anderson did not touch on any of those sequelae. Instead, they focused on rapidly ramping up testing and medical interventions for COVID-19.

Gates said at 30:29 in the interview that he and a large team are moving fast to test anti-virals, vaccines and other therapeutics and to bring them to market as quickly as possible.

The Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust with support from Mastercard and now others, created this therapeutic accelerator to really triage out [candidate therapeutics]…You have hundreds of people showing up and saying, ‘Try this, try that.’ So we look at lab assays, animal models, and so we understand which things should be prioritized for these very quick human trials that need to be done all over the world.”

The accelerator was launched March 10 with approximately $125 million in seed funding. Three days later Gates left Microsoft.

Not long before that, on January 23, Gates’s organization the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced it will fund three programs to develop COVID-19 vaccines. These are the advancing of DNA-vaccine candidates against MERS and Lassa fever, the development of a “‘molecular clamp’ platform” that “enables targeted and rapid vaccine production against multiple viral pathogens,” and the manufacture and Phase 1 clinical study of an mRNA vaccine against COVID.

“The programmes will leverage rapid response platforms already supported by CEPI as well as a new partnership. The aim is to advance nCoV-2019 vaccine candidates into clinical testing as quickly as possible,” according to a news release.

Then at 32:50 in the video, Anderson asked whether the blood serum from people who have recovered from a COVID infection can be used to treat others.

“I heard you mention that one possibility might be treatments from the serum, the blood serum of people who had had the disease and then recovered. So I guess they’re carrying antibodies,” said Anderson. “Talk a bit about that and how that could work and what it would take to accelerate that.”

[Note that Anderson did not ask Gates about, instead, just letting most of the population – aside from people most vulnerable to serious illness from the infection, who should be quarantined — be exposed to COVID-19 and as a result very likely recover and develop life-long immunity. As at least one expert has observed, “as much as ninety-nine percent of active cases [of COVID-19] in the general population are ‘mild’ and do not require specific medical treatment” to recover.]

“This has always been discussed as, ‘How could you pull that off?’” replied Gates. “So people who are recovered, it appears, have very effective antibodies in their blood. So you could go, transfuse them and only take out white cells, the immune cells.”

However, Gates continued, he and his colleagues have dismissed that possibility because it’s “fairly complicated – compared to a drug we can make in high volume, you know, the cost of taking it out and putting it back in probably doesn’t scale as well.”

Then a few seconds later, at 33:45, Gates drops another bomb:

We don’t want to have a lot of recovered people […] To be clear, we’re trying – through the shut-down in the United States – to not get to one percent of the population infected. We’re well below that today, but with exponentiation, you could get past that three million [people or approximately one percent of the U.S. population being infected with COVID-19 and the vast majority recovering]. I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain.”

It appears that rather than let the population be exposed to the virus and most develop antibodies that give them natural, long-lasting immunity to COVID-19, Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast, hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling billions of antivirals and vaccines.

And then, when the virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, selling billions more test kits and medical interventions.

Right after that, at 34:14, Gates talked about how he sees things rolling out from there.

Eventually what we’ll have to have is certificates of who’s a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person […] Because you don’t want people moving around the world where you’ll have some countries that won’t have it under control, sadly. You don’t want to completely block off the ability for people to go there and come back and move around. So eventually there will be this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global reopening up.”

[Sometime on the afternoon of March 31 the last sentence of this quote was edited out of the official TED video of the interview. Fortunately, recordings of the complete interview are archived elsewhere.]

In the October 2019 Event 201 novel-corona virus-pandemic simulation co-sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and a division of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a poll that was part of the simulation said that 65% of people in the U.S. would be eager to take a vaccine for COVID-19, “even if it’s experimental.”

This will be tremendously lucrative.

Vaccines are very big business: this Feb. 23 CNBC article, for example, describes the vaccine market as six times bigger than it was 20 years ago, at more than $35 billion annually today, and providing a $44 return for every $1 invested in the world’s 94 lowest-income countries.

Notably, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – which has an endowment of $52 billion – has given more than $2.4 billion to the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2000, according to a 2017 Politico article. (While over the same time frame countries have reduced their contributions to the world body, particularly after the 2008-2009 depression, and now account for less than one-quarter of the WHO’s budget.) The WHO is now coordinating approximately 50 groups around the world that are working on candidate vaccines against COVID-19.

The Politico article quotes a Geneva-based NGO representative as saying Gates is “treated liked a head of state, not only at the WHO, but also at the G20,” and that Gates is one of the most influential people in global health.

Meanwhile, officials around the world are doing their part to make sure everyone social distances, self-isolates and/or stays locked down.

For example, here’s Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, at her and Toronto Mayor John Tory’s March 30 press briefing:

“We find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic. We should expect some more people will get sick – and for some, sadly, will die. This is why it is so important to stay at home to reduce virus spread. And to protect front-line workers, healthcare workers and our essential workers, so they can continue to protect us. People shouldn’t have to die, people shouldn’t have to risk death taking care of us because others won’t practice social distancing or physical distancing.”

Yet look how close Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, is sitting to Haley Chazan, Senior Manager, Media Relations, for Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health of Ontario.

This was on Friday, March 27, just before the start of that day’s daily press conference by Dr. Williams and Ontario’s Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe:

They were sitting two seats, or just a couple of feet, apart. A short time later Chazan got up and stood even closer to Dr. Williams for a little while:

Dr. Williams and Chazan do not live together. Rather, Dr. Williams very likely knows – just as Gates knows – that there is little if any reason to worry about being in close contact with other people unless you or they are vulnerable to developing a severe illness from COVID-19. He surely knows, also, that if you contract COVID-19 and you’re otherwise healthy you’ll very likely have few symptoms, if any, and recover quickly. And that this exposure in fact is beneficial because in the process you will develop antibodies to the virus and have natural, long-lasting immunity to it.

Yet in the March 27 press conference, just like all the others he has participated in during the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Williams lectured the public about maintaining social distancing. He told people not to go outside on the coming weekend to enjoy the nice weather because, otherwise, they might walk past someone and not be two metres apart.

Dr. Williams is among the large cadre of powerful officials who’ve crashed the global economy by forcing tens of millions of small- and medium-sized businesses to close in the name of the need for forced, severe, social distancing and lock-downs.

They’ve shattered society, suspended most civil liberties and prohibited most activities and connections that keep people mentally and physically healthy. At the same time the officials have prioritized COVID-19 care over everything else and, as a result, severely limited billions of people’s access to life-saving healthcare services ranging from acquiring medication and blood transfusions to having organ transplants and cancer surgeries.

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Campaign to mislead against Muslims and hold them responsible for Corona in Britain

The Guardian: Campaign to mislead against Muslims and hold them responsible for Corona in Britain

The Guardian newspaper reported that British police are investigating right-wing extremist groups trying to use the spread of the Corona epidemic to spread false information about Muslims.

In a report prepared by Nazia Parvin, she said that the anti-terror police are investigating the attempts of these groups aimed at spreading hatred against Muslims amid the crisis of the Corona virus.

Tell Mama, a watchdog organization that monitors hate crimes against Muslims, recorded a number of incidents in March in which the far-right attempted to hold Muslims responsible for the spread of the Corona virus.

Shakeel Afsar pictured with Katie Hopkins: 'Bro, are you stupid ...

Shakeel Afsar pictured with Zionist puppet Katie Hopkinsin Sbarkbrook Birmingham : ‘Bro, are you stupid?’

The organization said it had refuted allegations on the Internet that accused Muslims of breaching closures, going to mosques and continuing to pray. The organization recorded cases in which Muslims were attacked. In a tweet published by a white right leader, he claimed that Muslims violated government orders and gathered outside the Wembley Mosque.

“Tell Mama” dismissed this claim and encouraged other users to protest against the statement, as Twitter deleted the tweet and placed restrictions on the account that it sent.

And in a video put forward by Zionist puppet Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defense Council, and he allegedly showed a group of Muslims leaving a “secret” mosque inside the city of Birmingham. The video on “Telegram” was viewed more than 10,000 times. West Midlands police denied the allegations contained in the tape. The police refused photos showing Muslims exiting Friday prayers, saying they were taken before the government announced the state of the public closure.

The Shropshire Police acted when a pro-far-right account posted a tweet claiming that Muslims were manipulating the closure. Twitter was notified of the tweet. “These extremists are using the Corona virus to spread a message trying to blame Muslims for spreading the virus,” said Iman Atta, director of Tel Mama. They are messages from known violators, and they are individuals known for their anti-Muslim attitudes. They see a way to spread tension and division in society. It comes at a time when society is under pressure as some try to manipulate and nurture division within societies.

Among the accounts known for spreading anti-Muslim sentiments are Zionist puppet Kate Hopkins and British Independence Party leader Gerard Patten. Zionist puppet Hopkins released an Indian police video of beating Muslims with sticks in a mosque. “The Indian police help the peace youth disperse a gathering in a mosque during the closure,” she wrote.

In a widely circulated tweet, Patten published and implied that mosques remained open because the government was “afraid” of closing them. Patten published conspiracy theories on Covid-19, a Chinese biological weapon.

In an incident published by “Tel Mama” about a man who came from a veiled woman and intentionally coughed in her face and claimed that he was infected with the Corona virus. The police reported the incident on 18 March in South Croydon. The woman said she tried to avoid the man, but he followed her and coughed “in the face”. When I told him that she had contracted the virus and recovered from it, which is why she had immunity, he started cursing her and using racist insults.

David Jameson, crime commissioner for the West Midlands Police, said counterterrorism police were looking into reports of far-right groups trying to use the epidemic to create division in society. He said: “We know that this is used as an opportunity by the far right to impose responsibility on some ethnic groups. It does not take much to sow discord within these societies, and this is why we closely monitor it. ”

The Amal, No Hate group confirmed that it had found a misleading campaign alleging that mosques remained open in defiance of the government’s advice.

A spokesperson for her said: “Britain’s far-right activists are increasingly united around the idea that globalization and migrants are the cause of the current epidemic. They did not miss the opportunity to spread racist stereotypes and conspiracy theories about the Chinese people through extremist platforms and channels. ”

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COVID-19 is a condition of oxygen deprivation, not pneumonia… VENTILATORS may be causing the lung damage, not the virus

Image: Bombshell plea from NYC ICU doctor: COVID-19 is a condition of oxygen deprivation, not pneumonia… VENTILATORS may be causing the lung damage, not the virus

A NYC physician named Cameron Kyle-Sidell has posted two videos on YouTube, pleading for health practitioners to recognize that COVID-19 is not a pneumonia-like disease at all. It’s an oxygen deprivation condition, and the use of ventilators may be doing more harm than good with some patients. The ventilators themselves, due to the high-pressure methods they are running, may be damaging the lungs and leading to widespread harm of patients.

Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell describes himself as an “ER and critical care doctor” for NYC. “In these nine days I have seen things I have never seen before,” he says. Before publishing his video, we confirmed that Dr. Kyle-Sidell is an emergency medicine physician in Brooklyn and is affiliated with the Maimonides Medical Center located in Brooklyn.

In his video (see below), he goes on to warn the world that the entire approach to treating COVID-19 may be incorrect, and that the disease is something completely different from what the dogmatic medical establishment is claiming.

“In treating these patients, I have witnessed medical phenomena that just don’t make sense in the context of treating a disease that is supposed to be a viral pneumonia,” he explains.

He talks about how he opened a critical care using expecting to be treating patients with a viral pneumonia infection that would progress into Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). But that the disease acted nothing like ARDS. “This is the paradigm that every hospital in the country is working under,” he warns. “And yet, everything I’ve seen in the last nine days, all the things that just don’t make sense, the patients I’m seeing in front of me, the lungs I’m trying to improve, have led me to believe that COVID-19 is not this disease, and that we are operating under a medical paradigm that is untrue.”

More from Dr. Kyle-Sidell: (emphasis added)

In short, I believe we are treating the wrong disease, and I fear that this misguided treatment will lead to a tremendous amount of harm to a great number of people in a very short time… I feel compelled to give this information out.

COVID-19 lung disease, as far as I can see, is not a pneumonia and should not be treated as one. Rather, it appears as if some kind of viral-induced disease most resembling high altitude sickness. Is it as if tens of thousands of my fellow New Yorkers are on a plane at 30,000 feet at the cabin pressure is slowly being let out. These patients are slowly being starved of oxygen.

And while [patients] absolutely look like patients on the brink of death, they do not look like patients dying from pneumonia… I suspect that the patients I’m seeing in front of me, look as if a person was dropped off on the top of Mt. Everest without time to acclimate.

He goes on to explain that ventilators, in some cases, may be doing far more harm than good.

When we treat people with ARDS, we typically use ventilators to treat respiratory failure. But these patients’ muscles work fine. I fear that if we are using a false paradigm to treat a new disease, then the method that we program [into] the ventilator, one based on respiratory failure as opposed to oxygen failure, that this method being widely adopted … aims to increase pressure on the lungs in order to open them up, is actually doing more harm than good, and that the pressure we are providing to lungs, we may be providing to lungs that cannot take it. And that the ARDS that we are seeing, may be nothing more than lung injury caused by the ventilator.

There are hundreds of thousands of lungs in this country at risk.

In other words, the real disease appears to cause oxygen deprivation in victims, not pneumonia. This is critically important for all the obvious reasons, and it raises huge questions about the origins of the coronavirus and whether there is some additional external factor beyond the virus that may be causing a combined effect that results in severe oxygen deprivation.

Watch the full video here:

Watch this second video where he begs the world to recognize that the ventilator protocols are not working and must be changed.

From this second video:

We don’t know where we’re going. We are putting breathing tubes in people and putting them on ventilators and dialing up the pressure to open their lungs. I’ve talked to doctors all around the country and it is becoming increasingly clear that the pressure we are providing may be hurting their lungs. That it is highly likely that the high pressures we are using are damaging the lungs of the patients we are putting breathing tubes in… we are running the ventilators in the wrong way…. COVID-19 patients need oxygen, they do not need pressure.

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Gaza’s New Conflict: COVID-19

by OMAR SHABAN

Photograph Source: Gigi Ibrahim – CC BY 2.0

At a time when everyone was celebrating the arrival of a new decade, a rare once-in-a-100-year event took the world by surprise: a major global pandemic named COVID-19. Governments around the world struggled to fight the virus, taking extreme measures to contain it with nearly one billion people now living in confinement. At first, Palestinians followed up on the pandemic with sighs of relief thinking that the virus will never reach them, especially in Gaza, where two million people have been living under a suffocating siege for more than a decade. Alas, their worst fears have been realized: the discovery of dozens of Coronavirus cases in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

In 2012, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees warned that the Gaza Strip would be uninhabitable by 2020. Years of a devastating siege and a series of military conflicts taking the lives of thousands struck the enclave with misery and poverty, bringing youth unemployment up to 75% and the economy to its knees. The current healthcare and sanitary system in the Gaza strip are extremely exhausted, lack basic resources, equipment and material that would be necessary not only to fight a major pandemic, but to simply treat normal day-to-day patients. A major outbreak of COVID-19 in the Gaza strip would lead to nothing less than a disastrous effect and would likely cause a death toll higher than all previous military conflicts combined.

On March 26th, 2020, the United Nations announced that it would facilitate the delivery of a total 1200 COVID-19 testing kits to Gaza’s hospitals to help fight the outbreak. Nearly 1636 people who arrived in Gaza via the Rafah Crossing border or the Beit-Hanoun (Erez) checkpoint have been placed in mandatory quarantine in 22 centers around the Gaza Strip, including schools, hotels and healthcare centers. 505 more people are currently in confinement at home. In the Gaza strip, every individual has an average of 0.18 square meters of personal space, which would place Gazans into involuntary clusters of interconnected social networks. One person can easily transmit the disease to scores of family members and neighbors living nearby, in houses that are glued side by side to each other. At one of the most densely populated areas in the world, the average family has nearly 6 members on average and most of the population lives in extended family homes of 20 members and more. More strict measures must be taken to contain the virus or catastrophic consequences will ensue the like of which Gaza has never seen before.

When the news of confirmed cases broke out, Gazans started taking precautionary measures to protect themselves and their family members from infection. However, with the lack of sufficient resources and equipment, Gazans had only one other way to cope with stress: cynicism and dark comedy. From Facebook posts to Twitter hashtags, Gazans reacted to the irony of being advised by the Palestinian Authority not to travel, whilst living under siege and prohibited from doing so for more than a decade. Others reacted with sarcasm to isolation notices to close down businesses and shops and go into confinement, wondering how they would provide for their children when there is little commercial activity in an ailing economy, even before the arrival of the virus in the first place.

In Gaza, over 50% of the entire population is unemployed; the percentage is 75% for the youth, which renders thousands of workers in agriculture, transportation, retail, and other industries desperate (The Israeli GDP per capita is nearly 30 times that of Gaza’s). Unemployment rates are expected to rise due to major lockdowns of commercial and economic activities. Authorities in Gaza have already closed mosques for prayer, shut down events and activities involving any gathering of people; limited entry to Gaza’s seaport for fishermen under tight restrictions and closed street markets. These decisions were seen as a necessary evil to prevent a major outbreak. However, they will present a painful strike to a weak economy. In the absence of an economic rescue plan, more Gazans will suffer.

In the event of a major COVID-19 outbreak in the Gazan enclave, the numbers draw a dark picture: according to the WHO’s Gaza office, there are only 62 ventilators in the Gaza Strip. They represent far less than what is needed to fight off the virus, and many of them currently do not function properly. There are only 2313 hospital beds available for an entire population of over 2 million people, with the capacity dwindling to less than 0.5 hospital beds per 1000 individuals. This compares to over 4.6 beds in Switzerland, 3.3 beds in Italy, and 3 beds in Spain, Europe’s most affected countries by COVID-19. There are currently 60 intensive care units in the entire Strip, 40 of which are currently occupied. The cost of preparing a single intensive-care unit costs nearly $50 000. The cost of a single testing kit is almost $5000. Gazan hospitals do not currently have the financial resources to equip themselves with enough equipment and basic material such as face masks. In short, an outbreak scenario similar to that of Europe or China will be a death sentence to the Gaza strip.

The supply chain will become even more exhausted under an imminent lockdown with major logistical difficulties of transporting food items, medicine and other essentials on a daily basis to families and shops around the Strip. The negative impacts of electricity cuts and lack of accessibility to clean drinking water can be fatal as well. NGOs, private-sector corporations, self-employed workers and students have all increased their reliance on the internet to work from home or study. However, many families around the Gaza strip do not have a smartphone or an internet connection.

In order to reduce the probability of a major outbreak in the Gaza Strip, the international community needs to recognize the difficulties that lie ahead. Hamas’ authority in the Gaza Strip is currently not recognized by the U.S, the EU or Israel. The two main doors of entry into the Gaza Strip are Kerem Shalom and Erez, both of which are under full Israeli control. The Covid-19 outbreak has no consideration for borders, ideology or ethnicity. It transcends them all, it attacks all humans. Israel and Hamas must cooperate with one another to keep each other safe. Israel seems to have already understood the upcoming challenge and therefore it facilitated the entry of testing kits and other medical essential equipment over the past few days into the Gaza strip. On the other hand, Hamas recognized that there could be a political opportunity that it could seize: by proving its ability to contain the virus with responsible measures and a smart management, they could be seen as competent and more legitimate.

However, the COVID 19 outbreak has shown not only Israel and Hamas but also many advanced countries around the world that they should have invested more in healthcare and sanitary infrastructure rather than dedicating entire budgets to defense and warfare. Economic stability is an additional essential factor for containing a virus: Gaza has lost many of its professionals, particularly, doctors and nurses who emigrated abroad due to dire economic conditions.

The COVID crisis has brought into stark relief the vital importance of investment in healthcare as a crucial factor in economic wellbeing at the individual and societal level. The virus knows no borders; as such, it has also underscored the imperative of mutual cooperation, which, perhaps ironically, could create political openings once considered impossible.

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Silver Linings Amidst the Capitalist Coronavirus Crisis

by PAUL STREET

Image Source: Leonilo “Neil” Dolirocon’s socialist art at National Gallery Manila – CC BY 2.0

The COVID-19 crisis is confronting U.S.-Americans with yet more undeniable evidence of the complete craziness and cruelty of American capitalism and class rule more broadly. The demented viciousness of the possessing class’s parasitic profits regime and many elite professionals’ privileged status are being exposed in graphic ways.

It is absurd that the nation’s economic system can’t pause and hold in place without taxpayers being compelled to spend trillions of dollars to protect the profitability of the wealthy Few’s giant corporations and financial institutions (while providing a bare minimum for the working- class majority). A “modern” economic order that refuses to stand still when nature and public health require it to without massive public bailouts for the rich (and very little for rest) is ridiculous, cruel, and dangerous

A system that throws millions out of work and off absurdly employment-based health insurance when their employment is no longer suitably profitable for the employer class is vicious and absurd.

A globally super-powerful industrial “democracy” that (thanks to extreme corporate power) never made health care a human right is cruel and irrational. Ordinary Americans are being bankrupted by absurdly high medical bills resulting from COVID-19 (for which treatments run around $35,000) along with other health conditions.

Under the rule of capital, the pandemic that U.S.-led global capitalism dug up and spread around the planet is causing Americans to lose health coverage in their critical time of need. The virus has forced people to stay home, causing businesses to lay off workers. And with roughly half of Americans nonsensically getting their health insurance through their jobs, layoffs mean losing medical coverage as well as income for millions. While everyday Americans’ need for medical care is rising steeply, fewer have health insurance or the cash to pay for it. That is cruel and absurd.

A system that has downsized hospitals and medical resources in the name of profitability while digging up and spreading deadly viruses in the pursuit of (what else?) profit is absurd, hazardous, and cruel.

A growth-addicted system that only cuts its lethal rate of eco-exterminist carbon emissions by going into a major, poverty-generating recession is cruel and absurd.

A system that pays corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and campaign consultants’ incomes far greater what it gives those who provide essentially life-sustaining health, sanitation, and food-provision services during a pandemic is cruel and absurd.

A system that hitches the retirement incomes of senior citizens to the manic boom and bust cycles of unbalanced and inadequately regulated financial and stock markets is cruel and absurd.

A system that rations exposure to and protection from a deadly virus by class position and status is cruel and absurd.

A system that makes frontline health-care workers perform life-saving duties without adequate protective gear while medical-industry elites stay sheltered from danger is cruel and absurd. Scientific American reports that “health care workers are facing the threat of disciplinary action for wearing masks in the hallways, elevators and shared clinical and nonclinical areas of hospitals—in some instances even if they come from the worker’s own supply.” Kevin Readel, a veteran nurse in Oklahoma, told the magazine that he was called into his hospital’s human resources office and threatened with immediate termination after he was seen wearing a procedural mask while inserting an intravenous line in a patient’s room.

Some hospitals have gone beyond threat. Four days ago, Bloomberg News reported this:

“Hospitals are threatening to fire health-care workers who publicize their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic — and have in some cases followed through. Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state, said he was told Friday he was out of a job because he’d given an interview to a newspaper about a Facebook post detailing what he believed to be inadequate protective equipment and testing. In Chicago, a nurse was fired after emailing colleagues that she wanted to wear a more protective mask while on duty.”

“‘Hospitals are muzzling nurses and other health-care workers in an attempt to preserve their image,’ said Ruth Schubert, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Nurses Association. ‘It is outrageous.’”

So, it’s come down to this: firing medical professionals for telling the truth about inadequate protection amidst an epic public health crisis during which skilled medical labor is in shortage.

Talk about class rule. As Terry Thomas wrote me: “People who heal the sick and shelter the weak vs. a bunch of executives worried about PR. Which side are you on?”

Which side would that great brown-skinned peasant-artisan and radical anarchist healer Jesus be on? The folks who healed and sheltered the poor and weak, of course:

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:12)

“For we struggle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

I’m not religious myself but Jesus was just alright with me if and when he said stuff like that.

(Curiously enough, the CDC is now considering telling all Americans that they’d be well advised to wear protective masks when outside their homes in coming weeks.)

Could there be any silver linings in this crisis? Yes. Two come to mind: (1) the reduction in carbon emissions and other forms of deadly pollution resulting from the economic crash and (2) the lessons the 2020 capitalogenic COVID-19 meltdown is giving us on the need to move beyond capitalist and professional class rule — beyond an amoral and socio-pathological system of savage class disparity that is cruel and absurd almost beyond words.

COVID-19 reminds us that life is short, posing core existential and if you like spiritual questions of what we want our collective as well our personal lives (the two are intertwined) to be about. Do we really want to live in a savagely unequal world dominated by the endless, “growth”-addicted quest for profit by malevolently egoistic owners and rulers whose reigning eco-exterminist order is hard-wired to push the planet beyond the limits of decent livability even without viral pandemics?

Capitalism, intimately related to the mastery of money, is the very contemporary embodiment of “spiritual wickedness in high places.” We must choose. We cannot serve humanity and capitalism at one and the same time.

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COVID-19 and the “Just-in-Time” Supply Chain: Why Hospitals Ran Out of Ventilators and Grocery Stores Ran Out of Toilet Paper

by LOUIS PROYECT

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

On March 25th, N.Y. Times op-ed columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote about “How the World’s Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-Cent Face Mask.” The subtitle certainly went against the grain of what you’d read from a page dominated by Thomas Friedman: “A very American story about capitalism consuming our national preparedness and resiliency.”

Manjoo identified just one of many failures of the Trump administration to be prepared for the epidemic. Alex Azar, the HHS Secretary had testified that there were only about 40 million masks in our domestic stockpiles, around 1 percent of what would be required. Like much else, mask manufacturing had migrated to China in the same way as all other textile industries had long ago.

Manjoo put this into context:

Hospitals began to run out of masks for the same reason that supermarkets ran out of toilet paper — because their “just-in-time” supply chains, which call for holding as little inventory as possible to meet demand, are built to optimize efficiency, not resiliency.

I remember first hearing about just-in-time inventory techniques in the 1990s in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR. Just-in-time was also called “lean manufacturing” or “stockless production.” Management gurus saw it as a way to eliminate waste and continuously boost productivity. Toyota Corporation adopted it in the 1950’s and soon American auto-makers followed suit in the 1980’s. Ironically, this kind of advanced industrial engineering hearkens back to Frederick Taylor, who Lenin sought to emulate in the early years of the USSR.

Today, Wal-Mart is the marquee brand when it comes to just-in-time inventory. Using sophisticated computer systems, it can guarantee profitability on items that are characterized by low retail margins. Combined with a non-union workforce, it allowed Wal-Mart to become one of the great successes of the capitalist system.

Some on the left were so impressed with Wal-Mart’s technological prowess that they saw it as proof that socialism could work. In a book titled “The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism,” Jacobin contributors Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski argued that if planning could work for a capitalist powerhouse, it could also work for state-owned enterprises. They even refer to how Toyota was a forerunner to Wal-Mart:

The same phenomenon occurs in retail as much as it does manufacturing (and manufacturing is merely another link within the retail supply chain anyway), with Toyota being one of the first firms to implement intra-and inter-firm information visibility through its Walmart-like “Kanban” system, although the origin of this strategy dates as far back as the 1940s. While Walmart was pivotal in development of supply chain management, there are few large companies that have not copied its practices via some form of cross—supply chain visibility and planning, extending the planning that happens within a firm very widely throughout the capitalist “marketplace.”

As for just-in-time techniques accounting for the shortage of life-saving masks, Farhad Manjoo has only scratched the surface. It is not just masks that are in short supply; it is also hospital beds. Hospitals are expected to have a “surge capacity” in case of some calamity—either a pandemic like the current one or—god forbid—a nuclear war. With patients now lying on gurneys in the hallway of hospitals everywhere, what happened to the “surge capacity”?

It turns out that they have followed in the path of Toyota and Wal-Mart. Like the university system, hospitals expanded in the mid-twentieth century when a reasonably progressive tax rate allowed them to add beds on a yearly basis. By the late 1950s, we had nine hospital beds for every 1,000 people. Even if they remained empty much of the time, they were crucial during periods of extreme demand. For example, in the winter of 1957 and 1958, there was a flu epidemic—the worst outbreak since 1918. But hospitals met society’s needs with few problems. Like now, New York City was the hardest hit. Yet it coped with the heightened demand, only needing to add a few extra beds.

In 1983, all that began to change. Like all other institutions relying on an ample tax base, hospitals ran into the consequences of Grover Norquist’s “starve the beast”. Congress passed a bill that made Medicare payments far less able to cover a hospital stay. They could no longer bill by the day, only by the case. Hospitals began shedding beds, just as colleges began shedding tenure-track positions. By the early 1990s, the number of beds per 1,000 population had decreased by fifty percent.

Hospital administrators resorted to just-in-time techniques to rein in costs. They called their version of this technique going back to Taylorism “managed-care”. In 2015, a supply chain manager at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital told reporters, “It’s our job to make sure clinicians have what they need when they need it, but we must also make sure we don’t have too many dollars tied up in inventory.” Mercy went ahead and cut its on-hand inventory by half.

As for Wal-Mart, one must never forget that their profitability is not just based on sophisticated just-in-time computer inventory systems. The corporation also relies on a non-union workforce that tends to accommodate itself to lower wages and onerous working conditions because better-paying jobs have evaporated. In addition, Wal-Mart has an inexhaustible need to encroach upon forests everywhere as part of its supply chain. Without penetrating the Amazon, where are you going to get the land necessary to raise cattle? Without chopping down trees, where are you going to get toilet paper?

Looking back at the forced march of neoliberalism for the past fifty years or so, your first reaction might be to turn back the clock. In many ways, that’s what Bernie Sanders’s campaign was all about. Raise the tax base to what it was under Eisenhower. Use the revenue to add hospital beds and tenure-track positions. This is based on the presumption that it is greed that has led to the impasse we face today, as if Stephen Schwarzman comparing tax increases to Hitler’s invasion of Poland is our main problem. Yes, we understand that people like Schwarzman feel that their life would be incomplete unless he was able to spend $20 million on his 70th birthday party, but there’s more to it.

The real explanation for the attacks on our standard of living, if not our lives, is capitalist competition. Each nation-state understands that its stability rests on the ability to keep its working class mollified through job security and a living wage. In the early part of the twentieth century, countries like the USA, England, Germany and France had to build empires to keep peace at home. Lenin pointed this out in “Imperialism, the Latest Stage of Capitalism”:

And Cecil Rhodes, we are informed by his intimate friend, the journalist Stead, expressed his imperialist views to him in 1895 in the following terms: “I was in the East End of London (a working-class quarter) yesterday and attended a meeting of the unemployed. I listened to the wild speeches, which were just a cry for ‘bread! bread!’ and on my way home I pondered over the scene and I became more than ever convinced of the importance of imperialism…. My cherished idea is a solution for the social problem, i.e., in order to save the 40,000,000 inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, we colonial statesmen must acquire new lands to settle the surplus population, to provide new markets for the goods produced in the factories and mines. The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question. If you want to avoid civil war, you must become imperialists.

If colonial empires are no longer feasible, the ruling class must seek other ways of profit-seeking. So, instead you get Chinese manufacturers using raw materials ripped from the earth in Latin America, Africa and Asia with little regard for the environmental consequences. As long as China can provide low-interest loans for infrastructure development in a nation as desperate as Ethiopia or Zimbabwe, this part of the supply chain will remain intact. Furthermore, if Chinese goods can be purchased at low costs at Wal-Mart, it might mollify an American worker who used to have a good union job.

However, if a virus generated by the expansion of cattle ranching into the forests threatens the life of such a worker through starvation or eviction after he loses his job, all bets are off.

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