Coronavirus: What World Governments Know and Aren’t Saying

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (CDC Image Library)

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a death rate around 3%. This number in and of itself is very high for a disease that’s as contagious as coronavirus. By comparison, COVID-19 is 30X deadlier than the flu. But this is NOT the only reason why world governments are in panic mode over this disease. There is a statistic that officials are being very quiet about.

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What Is Happening With the World?

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image credit: Mike Davis*

Today my mind is filled with the random thoughts of time. It’s one of those things you periodically think about when you are incarcerated, but I don’t imagine this comes as a surprise to any of you? So here we are in 2020. Wow, had someone asked me in 1990 what the year 2020 would look like I’d’ve said, “Buddy, we’ll be lucky to make it to the year 2000 let alone 2020.”

Yet, here we are.

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Enforcing a Red Line

On January 3, 2020 Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general and the architech and mastermind to projecting Iranian power throughout the Middle East, was exterminated by an American Raptor drone. It was pleasant seeing his car smoldering and melting on the world news. I couldn’t help but notice that the strike left no crater. We obviously reserved our best precision munitions for him; how kind we are to allow him to die so quickly. A kindness he himself denied many of his victims.

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