Coronavirus Update: Dispatches, 8 April 2020
Coronavirus Update: Dispatches, 10 April 2020

Coronavirus Update: Dispatches, 9 April 2020

General news:
(Scan by scrolling down -- it'll take only minutes at most --  read whatever is relevant1 to you and yours, share it if appropriate and skip the rest.)

What did they know, exactly? US intel warned of ‘cataclysmic’ coronavirus pandemic in NOVEMBER 2019, report claims
There's no longer any question the Trump/Pence Regime is deliberately, maliciously, sadistically weaponizing the virus as its primary mechanism of ecogenocidal murder.

Navarro Memos Warning of Mass Coronavirus Death Circulated White House in January
More on the murderers in the White (plantation) House and in the broader Regime, Mitch the Malignant and his legion of Congressional conquerors included.   

Wisconsin Stunner: The Highest State and Federal Courts Back GOP Voter Suppression
In essence and as intended, this atrocity aids and abets the Regime's ever-more-obviously Hitler-inspired campaign of ecogenocide,  the broader implications of which were reported here first in "Stay Home, Don't Vote -- Or Risk Drowning in Your Own Snot," yesterday's scoop-the-world analysis of the PluPreds' Adolf-Eichmann-caliber malevolence.

FOCUS: The Supreme Court Has Chosen Reckless Partisanship
Rule by ChristoNazi ideology rather than rule by law, imposed on us -- effectively forever -- by the Regime's near-total conquest of the federal courts, precisely the method by which Hitler completed his subjugation of Germany.   

Coronavirus as Metaphor: It’s Not Peanuts
This plague that has already killed so many of us and collapsed the global economy is a microcosm of the rapidly intensifying Apocalypse, itself the most lethally demanding macrocosm of malignance in all our species' history.  

‘Profound lack of human decency’: Oliver Stone tears into US govt over Iran & Venezuela sanctions amid Covid-19 crisis
Hear, hear!

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

Growing Number of Minority and Low-Income Students May Miss Out on Online Learning After Coronavirus Closures
Precisely as the Regime intended.

Viktor Orbán Is Using the Coronavirus Emergency to Crush Minorities
In essence the same "final solution" the Trump/Pence Regime is attempting to impose on us in the imperial United States.

India confronts COVID-19 with scarce running water

While Rome Burns: Trump Gets What He’s Always Wanted

Reliable anthologies of pandemic reports (scroll for whatever you deem relevant):

Virus Outbreak
Updated constantly by the Associated Press.

Black Agenda Report
Updated regularly. In my opinion, the best, most informative, most relevant political website on the U.S. Internet. 

RT - Breaking news, shows, podcasts
Democratic (sic) Party Big Lies and Republican censorship not withstanding, this site provides what is often the most truthful reporting available to us in the United States. Updated often.

TASS Russian News Agency
Just as Propagandamaster Bezos' WaPo gives us the Predatory Plutocrats' perspective, so does this site -- formerly Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (Телегра́фное аге́нтство Сове́тского Сою́за, Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza) -- give us, in English,  the often-radically different Russian government's perspective. (It's history, dating from 1904, makes interesting reading for mediaphyles.) Updated often.

Ditto for the news agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua's history is here.

Coronavirus live updates: New York suffers highest single-day death toll; WHO pushes back at Trump over threat
Probably not "fake news" and updated often -- but listed last because Propagandamaster Bezos's corporate crown jewel is nevertheless best known for its censorship1 and warmongering lies.

Indications of the pandemic's true magnitude and consequences:

Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control

Almost a Third of Renters Missed This Month's Payment

'My Final Hospital Bill: $34,927.23' - Why People All Over America Are Scared to Death of Being Tested for the Coronavirus
The ruinous, potentially deadly cost of treatment when healthcare is officially defined as a privilege of wealth.

Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

Hospitals Say Feds Are Seizing Masks and Other Coronavirus Supplies Without a Word

Seven Disturbing Facts About COVID-19 in Louisiana

Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Company Filing Eviction Lawsuits
Maliciously weaponizing COVID-19, vindictively intensifying its worst consequences (I).

BlackRock Takes Command
Maliciously weaponizing COVID-19, vindictively intensifying its worst consequences (II).

India confronts COVID-19 with scarce running water
An entire nation in which -- thanks to Neoliberal Capitalism and its global conquests -- huge segments of the population are as deprived of water and sanitation as those of us socioeconomically imprisoned in the soggy-cardboard-and-filthy-blanket wretchedness of USia's ever-expanding, ever-more-despairing homeless children, women and men.     

UN Chief Calls for Protection of Women From Domestic Violence
This as COVID-19 lockdowns imprisons entirely too many females, children included, within easy murder-range of too many males inflamed -- typically by patriarchal religion -- with clitoris-envy hatefulness now running opportunistically amok.

Losing their top scientist and being forced into a humiliating Covid-19 U-turn reveals just how weak and useless the EU really is
The institutional stresses of COVID-19 have begun destroying the European Union much as they have already effectively destroyed the United States. In each case the only remaining questions are when the self-destruction of these euphemistically disguised empires will become terminal; when they will surrender or otherwise formally acknowledge their collapse; and how much effort it might take -- warfare included --  to bring about such acknowledgement.  (Before anyone applauds, let us remember the self-destruction of the United States includes the near-certainty of thermonuclear and [more?] biological warfare. Wall Street's cabal of Neoliberal imperators and their ChristoNazi sturmabteilung -- all as fearful as their German Nazi predecessors of prosecution for crimes against humanity -- will defend to their deaths (and ours) the neo-Confederate government they have installed in the imperial capital. And the radiation poisoning and disease metastasized throughout the globe by their "better-dead-than-Red" fanaticism will almost certainly reduce our Mother Earth to either a big planet or an utterly uninhabitable radioactive cinder.

Other pandemic-related indications and/or questions:

FOCUS: The Supreme Court Has Chosen Reckless Partisanship
Rule by ChristoNazi ideology rather than rule by law, imposed on us -- effectively forever -- by the Regime's near-total conquest of the federal courts, precisely the method by which Hitler completed his subjugation of Germany and achieved full power of arrest and extermination over the (tiny) minority of Germans who opposed him.

Many Immigrant Doctors Want to Fight the Coronavirus but US Visa Rules Make That Illegal

Officials warn flushing disinfectant wipes are clogging pumps

Amid Critical Supply Shortage, FEMA Is Spending Millions to Protect Trump Properties

Many Immigrant Doctors Want to Fight the Coronavirus but US Visa Rules Make That Illegal

Cancelling Student Debt Was Always the Right Thing to Do. Now It's Imperative

From Strike Wave to General Strike
With Sen. Sanders' campaign dead and buried, the PluPreds (Plutocratic Predators) have won again. Might a general strike save us? Only if USians can transcend their relentlessly conditioned Ayn Rand self-obsession to achieve the mindfulness of solidarity -- which (knowing history as I do) -- I believe is most unlikely, in all probability impossible.

Sanders jumps overboard leaving clueless Captain Biden at helm of Democrats’ burning ship
New, sharp-edged analysis of old news, for more of which go here and scroll down the comment thread for my (even more brutally truthful) estimate of what will be done to us as a result of Sen. Sanders' surrender.

Andrew Cuomo and the Crisis of Liberalism
If you're at all curious what the Democratic (sic) Party might intend to do to us -- that is, in the doubtful possibility the Regime allows the November election ro procede without pro-Republican  interference  -- please read how it's polishing its most "electable" Neoliberal (fascist) to replace Biden.

Can Trump Cancel the November Election?
Probably not without full-spectrum intervention by the the imperial war machine. But -- as this report shows -- his state and local henchmen have more than enough power to guarantee him a second term.   

Vindictive vectors (includes countermeasures):

USA: ‘We are adrift, about to sink’: The looming COVID-19 disaster in United States immigration detention facilities
Amnesty International cries out for help -- and, of course --  the Trump/Pence Regime gives it the ecogenocidal finger.

Donald Trump's Friends Are Profiting Off Coronavirus Pandemic
Pence celebrated at some PluPred glamor-queen's "Trump Victory" fundraiser even as COVID-19 was already sickening (and killing) the nation.

Senators Warren and Markey Fire Back at EPA "Enforcement Moratorium" in Letter to Agency
How the Regime uses the coronavirus to perpetuate Neoliberalism's ever-escalating campaigns of ecogenocidal destruction.

A Missionary on Trial
Religious fanatics -- especially Christians -- are among the planet's most deadly vectors of disease.

Purgatory and the Circles of Hell
A half-century of DemoPublican (Neoliberal) ecogenocide combined with the Regime's ChristoNazi Prosperity-Gospel sadism to quickly reduce the United States to the industrial world's most wantonly toxic COVID-19 cesspool -- and at this point we have no idea how many of us will be killed as a result.

Especially for Washingtonians:

Washington grocery store workers demand more protections during coronavirus outbreak

Gun stores still open during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Army hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center getting moved to another state

Also worth reading:

A New World Is Being Born:  What Will It Be?
A trustworthy source -- a vehemently anti-Trump conservative who ever-more-frequently seems to lean Leftward -- speculates on our probable futures.

Lives Lost: A mismatched pair's love story ends with virus
Held over because it is fine unusually sensitive reporting, the sort of work that proves AP still hires real journalists --  those of us for whom it is a way of life rather than just another job.

A Family’s Fetid Week With Coronavirus
Held over because it  is the most outspoken, most emotionally honest, most implicitly life-supportive and by far the best reporting I have read in many years. Indeed, Reyhan Harmanci is a writer whose talent I'd have recognized with a full-time general-assignment staff-job (way, way) back when "editor" was the key part of my job-title. (For more of her work, click on her "Family's Fetid Week" byline.)

Important stuff to bear in mind:
(All of which helps us understand more about what the PluPreds are doing to us now and what they might intend to do to us in the future.)

How a Network of Ukrainian Ultra-Nationalists Penetrated Canada’s Conservative Party to Lobby for Military Conflict
New: Glimpses of the re-emergent international Nazi Axis: is Mitch the Malignant's NeoConfederacy already a secret member?  

‘Collateral Murder’ and the My Lai Massacre
RLS. Vital to understanding why the U.S. government's response to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic is genocidal rather than protective.  Contrasting the U.S. population's long-ago outage at Vietnam war crimes with its present-day enthusiasm for atrocities against Muslims (and all other peoples of color) reveals how decades of Ayn Rand indoctrination purged the United States of any pretense of humanitarianism and reduced it to a thoroughly Nazified white-racist realm in which self-obsessed moral imbecility is the ruling ethos and revolution (or even effective resistance) is thus rendered psychologically impossible.   Additional details here.

FOCUS: This White House Doesn't Give Two Shits About You
I am no fan of Michael Moore, but in this short piece he speaks bitter truth for us all. 

Trump Admits Easy Voting Would Defeat Republicans
How gerrymandering and methodical voter-suppression have reduced our elections to meaningless charades.

Goldman Sachs warns that curing patients may not be 'sustainable'
Outright acknowledgment from the deadliest Neoliberal predators that curing disease with a single treatment is bad for profits. A report from 2018 that explains what's being done to us  today, hence given knife-edged relevance by the pandemic

Average U.S. Citizens Have “Little Or No” Influence On Government Policy
Another "old" report given new relevance by what's being done to us today.

The Truth About the United States' "Continuity of Government" Plans & The Coronavirus Perfect Storm
Scroll down to the 12th graf to learn how at least eight million U.S. citizens are on the PPs' enemies lists and will be disappeared.

Military, Trump administration ready plans for domestic crackdown as virus spreads across US
From the report: "'a senior military planner working on coronavirus but not authorized to speak on sensitive planning matters [...] says that deployment of federal troops in support roles is being prepared,' including to conduct traffic stops, home searches and seizures and arrests." Scroll to Footnote2 to learn what atrocities could thus be inflicted on us.

Avenger Planet: Is the Covid-19 Pandemic Mother Nature's Response to Human Transgression?
Excellent question -- though as a (solitary-practice) Gaian Pagan, I would cite the scientific hypothesis that bears the Earth Goddess' name and answer "almost certainly yes."  (One of the innumerable reasons the ChristoNazis so despise us is the majority of our beliefs are based on science -- the ultimate terminator of all patriarchal religion.) 

Useful references:
(No snake-oil sales or medicine-show huckstering allowed.)

What you should know about DIY masks and ventilators
From National Geographic.

CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Freelancers
Specifically for writers and editors. (Disclosure: I am a longtime National Writers Union member and co-chaired one of their local writers' workshops c. 2009-2011.)  

COVID-19 Relief by industry

Parents On Childcare And Challenges In Coronavirus Isolation

How to wash your hands to prevent coronavirus — because you're probably doing it wrong

Loss of smell, taste, might signal pandemic virus infection

Tests show new virus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days

How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide 

How to Properly Make Sanitizers from Household Ingredients

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands
My practice is to assume everything from outside is potentially contaminated, hence I wash my hands thoroughly after handling any incoming packages and sanitize any surface upon which they might have rested or been unwrapped.


1As to what prompts my sudden skepticism of virus coverage by The Washington Post, note how quickly Bezos or one of his zero-tolerance subordinates imposed paywall censorship on this pivotally important 20 March story (scroll down to "U.S. intelligence reports"), which for only a very few short minutes appeared as part of WaPo's  non-paywalled daily virus report.  Pretending to be real journalists rather than  the Regime's scribes -- a mental downgrading inflicted as much by the clerical drudgery necessitated by computers as by the chief Josef-Goebbels-wannabee Bezos himself -- is a form of moral imbecility I cannot abide.

2Be aware that "home searches and seizures"  could include not only confiscation of all real or potential weapons but -- given the ChristoNazi Regime's anti-marijuana fanaticism  -- confiscation of, and arrest for possession of, all the (still federally illegal) medical marijuana upon which such a huge number of opiate-denied chronic-pain victims are now forced to depend. Too -- given the Regime's even more fanatical hatred of women and female sexuality -- such raids might also be used to confiscate all birth-control devices and criminalize all unwed women who possess them, thereby fulfilling still more of the PPs' ChristoNazis objectives. Thus -- by such mass arrests -- could the Regime give its plutocratic owners the ultimate "gift" of permanently enslaving millions of U.S. citizens for brutally hard, typically deadly labor, thereby granting our Masters' wish of exterminating "surplus workers" while following the German Nazis' model of amassing unlimited profits from mass murder. 


(As always, headlines are reproduced in their original up-style and down-style formats.)



HAS ANYONE NOTICED how COVID-19 so eerily resembles the underwater anti-ship mine? Significantly, such mines are perhaps the deadliest conventional weapons ever deployed.  

May we all remain healthy, sane and unshackled by despair amidst the anti-humanitarian outrages and Neoliberal atrocities of this sickest, most universally corrupt and therefore most lethally frustrating of all human times.

LB/9 April 2020 02:08PDT



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