As of midday on March 16th, the number of total cases of coronavirus around the globe sits at 188,298. Out of them 80,848 have recovered, and 7,499 have died. Italy is still leading globally with the most active cases, currently at 23,073 and a death toll of 2,158.
On March 16th, Italy reported 349 new deaths from COVID-19.
Canada closed its borders to all foreign nationals, except US citizens, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged people to stay at home to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
“We will be denying entry into Canada to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents,” Trudeau told reporters at a news conference outside his home, where he is under self-quarantine after his wife tested positive for the virus.
He said Americans were exempted from the border ban. Trudeau also said he will restrict international flights to four Canadian airports from March 18th. Domestic flights will not be affected.
Russia will ban the entry of foreign nationals and stateless people from March 18th to May 1st in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the government said. The ban will not apply to diplomatic representatives, airplane crew members and some other categories of people, it said.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced strict reductions in movement starting from midday on March 17th, for at least 15 days, saying “we are at war.”
In a televised address to the nation, Macron said people should stay at home and only go out for essential activities. He said that anyone flouting the restrictions would be punished.
France will deploy 100,000 police to enforce a lockdown, and fixed checkpoints will be set up across the country.
“Stay at home,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding that fines of up to 135 euros would be handed out to those who do not respect the new restrictions, which are centered on avoiding all but essential social contact.
Entry into the European Union’s Schengen zone will also be closed from March 17th, the French president said.
US President Donald Trump issued new guidelines to help fight the coronavirus, including a recommendation that people avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, discretionary travel, and going to bars, restaurants and food courts.
At a White House news briefing, Trump said the new guidelines from his coronavirus task force applied for 15 days and were meant to slow the spread of the virus.
In an answer to a question about the US economy, the Republican president said the country “may be” heading towards recession amid the pandemic, which he called an “invisible enemy”.
Ireland expects its number of coronavirus cases to increase to around 15,000 by the end of the month from 169 currently, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, predicting it would be dealing with the pandemic for many months.
“We would expect that by the end of the month there would be maybe 15,000 people who would have tested positive for Covid-19, most of those will not need treatment but a proportion will need to be hospitalised and we need to make sure that it doesn’t happen at the same time,” Vardkar told a news conference.
China appears to have flattened the curve, and 20 out of 21 registered cases of coronavirus were people who came from abroad. Wuhan will require all overseas returnees to undergo quarantine.
Lockdowns in most of the European countries have begun, with Spain expected to have a very sharp rise in infected in the next several days.
Meanwhile, in Germany, the contestants in Big Brother entered the house on February 6th and haven’t been told of the international pandemic and the lockdowns.
The show’s producers, for the TV channel Sat.1, defended the decision not to update the housemates on the crisis going on in the outside world, telling the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung that the information blackout would only be lifted in certain circumstances, such as a family member’s illness. They also pointed to “special hygiene measures” taken to protect residents themselves from infection, though did not explain what those measures entailed.
But after uproar on social media, Sat.1 changed its position – and announced a live special episode, due to air before the regular slot at 7pm on the evening of March 17th, in which the housemates will be told of the growing crisis. They will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the state of the nation, as well as receive video messages from their relatives.
Big Brother Brazil’s cast are also completely unaware of coronavirus – since they entered the house on January 21st, producers have refused to update them on the outside world.
Big Brother Canada’s contestants are in a similar situation, as they entered the house on March 4th.
One clip, from Canada, shows the contestants discussing the sudden absence of a live audience for evictions from the house: when the first member left, just five days in, the crowd was audible from within the house, but by March 14th, when the second was evicted, the silence was noticeable.
this bit of canadian Big Brother where housemates have no idea why there wasn't a live audience crowd at evictions. this is what has finally tipped me over the edge pic.twitter.com/jqneBgp206
— Amitai (@taitoush) March 14, 2020
With every passing day, the entire coronavirus crisis is looking more and more like some freaky TV series that involves most of the countries around the world. While some political leaders call the ongoing developments a “war” against the invisible enemy, the real numbers and developments on the ground clearly demonstrate that the threat is drastically exaggerated and intentionally fueled by media and governments.
There are several phenomena caused by attempts of various forces and influence groups to exploit the coronavirus narrative:
- Financial circles and governments are using the coronavirus crisis in order to achieve own financial and political goals, as well as to cover crissi developments in the global economy (the Saudi offensive on the oil market is another sign of the crisis);
- The outbreak is exploited by the Washington establishment and its allies to increase pressure on the opponents of the US-dominated global order. China became the first target of the attack. Now, similar developments could be observed in Russia. Large Russian cities and even government bodies (like the foreign ministry) are being targeted by waves of fake news and artificial hysteria. Anti-government, Western-backed forces operating inside Russia will likely work to exploit the coronavirus narrative to destabilize the situation in the country;
- The virus outbreak became a useful pretext for a further regionalization of the world that breaks into seprated economic political clusters. The myth about the ‘European unity’ as well as the ‘Euro-Atlantic’ one is destroyed. All states are fighting the crisis almost alone. Only so-called “bad guys” like China, Venezuela or Cuba are offering their help to other states;
- Governments are strengthening surveillance and security measures limiting freedoms of citizens;
- Global corporations are exploiting the crisis to shape their business processes and pushing forward the concept of distance working (from home). So, they would be able to reduce costs and say goodbye to their already limited social obligations;
- Experts and analysts note that the increasing economic and social tensions are increasing chances of open military conflicts. One of the possible hot points is the Middle East, where the US-Iranian conflict is on the rise.
There are no doubts that the crisis will end. However, the world will not be same.
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Medical martial law… They tried it with sars, sars 2, swine flue, ebola and now that. I guess you have to blame the tanking economy on something. Also no one will protest during a lockdown…
Yes and imagine the shit they will be able to get away with under the cover of this virus with everyone distracted it would be the perfect opportunity to pull some major geopolitical manoeuvres or maybe they are just testing us to see how we handle being locked down
NWO agenda step by step. how many are ready for what will happen next?.
Any idea when it will end for US?
Well at least that was funny.
haha why then?
Trump will get re-elected, because the Democrats insist on running a senile Joe Biden instead of Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard.
but how will reelecting trump stop the virus
It will not stop the virus, but it may be the end of the US. :)
Because the virus never existed?
what did 7,000 people die from then?
I doubt it
“In an answer to a question about the US economy, the Republican president (Trump, sic) said the country “may be” heading towards recession amid the pandemic, which he called an “invisible enemy”.”
I guess that the USAF is planning to bomb the invisible virus wherever it exists. :) Especially Iran and Russia.
Something sinister is afoot. Hopefully they trip over their hubris (it happens a lot – like the surveillance plane that went down over Afghanistan recently)
Fingers crossed, the war lover regimes of the world will crash and burn, Vitex.
The imposition of state mandated mass unemployment and defacto house arrest and martial law in California has begun because of 11 Coronavirus deaths in the state:
“Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties are requiring all residents to stay at home and not report to work unless they have essential jobs”
– Millions in the Bay Area Wake Up to Empty Streets Amid Stay-at-Home Order –
Where’s the overwhelmed hospital system, house arrest and martial law for this? 1/2 a million new cases a year with a real 5% mortality rate. AIDS in the US: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Prevalence_of_HIV_infections_in_the_United_States_and_total_AIDS_deaths.svg/400px-Prevalence_of_HIV_infections_in_the_United_States_and_total_AIDS_deaths.svg.png
On money matters, Gerald Celente, ‘Trends Journal’;
“An estimated 15,807 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2016, and approximately 658,507 people in the United States with an AIDS diagnosis have died overall.”
– HIV/AIDS in the United States –
The US can handle these types of flu infections and deaths but has to destroy the economy over less than 100 Coronavirus deaths. There is something seriously wrong going on. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/images/about/burden/Influenza-Chart-Infographic-high-res.jpg
The US healthcare system can handle this without a hiccup and the government is destroying the economy and fabricating a government created depression over 100 coronavirus deaths.
– CDC: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years –
Most of these deaths occurred over a 4 month period. That’s 20,000 deaths a month, over 500 deaths a day for months.
Imagine That ! The common cold is worse than Corona19.
The number of deaths in your selection of Italy is now is 6 to 7 times the seasonal flu deaths. We have not entered to geometric upward slope yet. There is an attempt to not have that happen. Hope it works.
Maybe the Italians are lying, which I raised as a possibility from the beginning. Because it looks like the Italians may be running a scam. In that evidence is now emerging that sick people who were dying and died of other diseases, but are tested positive for the virus. Are having the death blamed on the virus, when actually they died primarily of the other diseases:
“At present, in fact, the authorities are unable to distinguish those who died from the virus, from those who, on the other hand, are communicated daily to the public, but who were mostly carriers of other serious diseases and who, therefore, would not have died from Covid-19.”
– Corona Balogna Italy: The truth begins to leak out. –
LOL…back to your typical tinfoil hat bull crap. You are both predictable and ridiculous. But entertaining.
You couldn’t disprove the UN information. Try disproving the Italian Higher Institute of Health source that I quoted and linked to.
LOL…your own link disproved your statement, junior. But you divert from the deaths in Italy which just a few days ago said were not significant. Now that you have been proved wrong yet again, you go into tinfoil hat looney toon conspiracy rants. Too funny but predictable. Bye bye again. But do shake the hands of the few folk who still need a ride.
Copy and paste what in the link disproves what I’ve quoted from it.
The hasbara trolls love COVID scaremongering. Which kinda proves that it’s all fake
They’re losing on the battlefield. Is this the Jew world order’s economic Sampson plan?
Covid-19 has an R0 rate 2-3 times greater than the typical flu allowing for the infections to spread much more rapidly. In addition the corona strain of virus in severe cases kills from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Without access to ventilators patients eventually die from hypoxia.
When you have overwhelmed hospitals without enough ventilators death rates skyrocket. Adequate prevention measures must be incorporated BEFORE this occurs. R0 and ARDS are the main reasons why Covid-19 is much more deadly than the flu. For all his faults Jake321 is absolutely correct in his analysis.
The real life Chinese experience doesn’t support your hypothetical fear mongering. If the rate of infection and lethality was so high it wouldn’t have been contained and extinguished so quickly. The Chinese have closed all 16 of their coronavirus hospitals and are reopening schools.
Practically all fatalities attributed to the coronavirus are from patients with serious and easily lethal coexisting medical conditions. Without which the virus is rarely lethal on it’s own.
80,000 die from the flu in China per year with similar patient profiles. 3,000 have died from the coronavirus. The Chinese quickly figured out that they were doing far more damage to public health and national interest by the destruction of their economy. Than any threat that the virus poses. Which is why they’ve done a 180 degree about face on it.
“The real life Chinese experience doesn’t support your hypothetical fear mongering.”
It’s not fear mongering, my statement is based on medical fact with sources.
“If the rate of infection and lethality was so high it wouldn’t have been contained and extinguished so quickly. ”
It’s because of the actions of the Chinese government to limit the spread of the disease by lock down most of the country within the incubation period. Once Covid-19 takes hold hospitals become quickly overwhelmed and patients die.
“Practically all fatalities attributed to the coronavirus are from patients with serious and easily lethal coexisting medical conditions. Without which the virus is rarely lethal on it’s own.”
Unless you’re of the age group 50 and above:
Also the comorbid condition data on table 1 easily dismisses your claims.
Your opinion does not hold up to basic medical and epidemiological facts about the characteristics of the virus and the steps needed to prevent unnecessary deaths. I suggest you pedal your BS someplace else,
“While patients who reported no comorbid conditions had a case fatality rate of 0.9%, patients with comorbid conditions had much higher rates—10.5% for those with cardiovascular disease, 7.3% for diabetes, 6.3% for chronic respiratory disease, 6.0% for hypertension, and 5.6% for cancer. Case fatality rate was also very high for cases categorized as critical at 49.0%.”
Lookie there – a shill doing it’s best to convince you that COVID is bad :)
Any lethal disease is bad if you weaponize it and distribute it in concentrated disbursement to up the death rate. I wonder if any of that has occurred to stoke the fear mongering?
Doctor Daily Beatings; you make some valid points; # 1 “Overwhelmed hospitals without enough ventilators death rates sky rocket”. # 2 “Practically all fatalities attributed to the coronavirus are from patients with serious and easily lethal coexisting medical conditions. Without which the virus is rarely lethal on its own”. # 3 “Unless you’re of the age group 50 and above”. On # 1, ventilators or the shortage of them for home or hospitals use is the key problem. Between Germany and the USA a rapid response to manufacture them could solve that problem, rather than bailing out the airlines etc. On # 2 your own words confirm the ‘data’ is faulty. On # 3 above 50 a much higher fatality rate, is confirmed by most.
Now consider the effects of shuttering the economy, how long can it be shut down before it causes more deaths than the disease. How many bankruptcies for small business owners, how many lost jobs due to those bankruptcies.
The fear mongering also isn’t born out by the US experience to date. I live and work at the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak. And have talked with many people with direct first and second hand experience. Both patients and medical workers and experts. Including people running and working in the emergency rooms and ICU units.
We’ve had the virus here as long as China and a month before Italy and a month and a half before Iran. With almost zero containment until recently. 10% of the population here is testing positive. Few have serious symptoms, many have none. If it was going to run through the population here and overwhelm the medical system and kill a lot of people. It would have done it already.
What has probably happened is that deaths that were substantially caused by coexisting serious health problems weren’t classified as coronavirus deaths. And the general population has gradually developed immunity to it.
20 shekels for you bro
The mortality rate from CoVID-19 doesn’t justify this kind of response. I can understand why China did it as this was a new strain and no one knows what will happen. Unfortunately, the situation has been politicized to make things worse for everyone.
Depends on the country and what phase of the epidemic they are in. 6 to 7 times as many people a day are dying from the Coronavirus in Italy as from the seasonal flu.
Mortality rate is low because of this kind of response.
Now that’s a lousy argument
This was Walmart yesterday at the epicenter of the US coronavirus “pandemic”. I haven’t been there today. But I’m guessing that it’s much worse. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d84242a78515422f84401c726ef47e8581c564ccae0cbdca97f1d637a1edc316.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1bb47024dd5579ce0b28c2ba4dc65b22b0522f4e3d54a06051720191380dd0a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/219f1a49b5f5765b3c13750f480ddee4d03c41286a5b745e26c151ab89e42a07.jpg
So don’t shop at Walmart. Shelves are just fine where I shop.
Walmart, being very “well connected” can increase the hysteria by holding back on hand sanitizer and toilet paper :D
Do notice, the army of sniveling drivel deliverers are everywhere this days, hysterical bitches whining about this and that, and dont make anything much clearer, but I am not that conserned about this virus, what I am conserned about it the fall out of eh…. epidemic, issues as ID2020 etc, to draconian implementings of forces ejacul…. sorry injections of vaccines, and this hype about vaccine is also one of the things I dont like, because I simply dont trust the Moronikans/western MIC (medical ind. complex) at all, and so far, its gone total bananas for something that so far havent been to the scare level the MSM and Gov claims, but to me, an long time reader of eh… news, this time it seems the MSM “wonn” and have finaly, something they can hype into overdrive when it comes to snot and tears to death numbers, and in the comentary fields, I have to remind people about the last eh… empidemic that was to kill us all, aka Ebola, the entire thing fizzled out to be an local problem and somehow just evaporated from the news, all thoe the problem remained local the locals managed to handle that anyway, but the scare hysterical screaming was the same as now, and everybody is dead certain this will kill us all, eh…. again.
But, instead of me, talking, I leave it to Pepe Escobar, whom wraps it up briliantly. Ok, ok, ok, its even from Saker, even He can deliver something usefull, from time to time. https://thesaker.is/china-locked-in-hybrid-war-with-us/
I am amazed that nobody wants to answer these most obvious, important questions:
1. When did patient zero begin in the US?
2. How many people are infected?
3. What are the names of the hospitals?
4. Why were US health authorities forbidden to test for Covid-19 after WHO issued a Red Alert January 1?
5. Why does the CDC classify its coronavirus deliberations?
6. Why are Coronavirus meetings at HHS held in Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, which are usually reserved for intelligence and military operations?
It looks like the Italians may be running a scam. In that evidence is now emerging that sick people who were dying and died of other diseases, but are tested positive for the virus. Are having the death blamed on the virus, when actually they died primarily of the other diseases:
“At present, in fact, the authorities are unable to distinguish those who died from the virus, from those who, on the other hand, are communicated daily to the public, but who were mostly carriers of other serious diseases and who, therefore, would not have died from Covid-19.”
A scam towards what end? Healthcare in Italy may be overwhelmed by Covid-19, and not be able to determine the numbers correctly as in testing,. :(
Is it being overwhelmed, or is it being manipulated to look that way like the questionable death classification?
LOL…go drink your chocolate milk, kid, that you insist comes from brown cows.
You’re so stupid that when you can’t conduct a rational fact and evidence based debate you spam the thread with ignorance.
LOL…Ignorance? Who speaks of ignorance?
You didn’t answer the question imbicil.
What’s your solution, to keep 95% of the population on indefinite lockdown and put them on unemployment, food stamps and welfare? When 99% of them are healthy and can work.
You are correct, but certainly the Italian emergency medical (Pronto Soccorso) and Covid19 Testing Units ARE being overwhelmed by the panic influx of thousands who are infected with seasonal ‘flu but are admitted to ICU because of co-existing morbidites (aged, infirm)
Italy has a much higher % of retired, they come from all over Europe. Snowbirds, as in Florida, from northern States and Canada. Yes maybe 10 % of the older “Italians” will die of Corona, but destroying the economy will kill millions, and they will include healthy men women and children who will die of hunger.
This is the type of thing being listed by the government and msm as coronavirus deaths. Read through them and see what “underlying health conditions” actually consisted of. Many of these people were extremely sick and near death from other diseases. But are being listed as coronavirus deaths.
Dude was a walking train-wreck. Lemme guess, he also weighed 500 pounds
Ya, they counted it as a coronavirus death even though he died of a heart attack. 97% of the coronavirus deaths are comorbidity deaths. These people were already dying of lethal diseases. As a stand alone disease it kills almost no one. If you’re in good health under 60 your chances of dying from the coronavirus are next to zero.
Some collateral benefits of mass hysteria and panic : 1. Massive reduction in air pollution and GHG pollution-worldwide 2. Increase customer demand for ” survivalist ” products 3. Deflating asset price bubbles on stock markets 4. Reduction of traffic congestion in cities 5. Upsurge in demand for plumbers to install bidet 6. No longer have to fight commuters for seat on mass transit (tram/train/busses) 7. Ability to clear my my carriage of unwanted commuters by faking cough/virus 8. Finally prompt and great service at my local cafe/restaurant (B4 they are mandated closed)
but of course offset by absurb reactive hysteria and panic now infecting everyone faster than the actual corona virus itself and the realization that governments can impose unlimited restrictions and control, at will, with NO effective dissent : In the name of “Biohealth Emergency ” or whatever the state can exercise complete control . Dry run for WWIII martial law ??
I can almost guarantee that the Chinese defeated the coronavirus, which they admit that they don’t have a cure for, not by containment, but by reclassification of deaths in a manner the exact opposite of what the Italians are purportedly doing.
They’ve looked at the disease and determined that it’s far less deadly and dangerous to the overwhelming majority of the population than the fear mongers are making it out to be. And that like the flu, it’s main victims are the very sick and very old. And that committing economic suicide helps no one. And the “cure” that idiots like Jake the Zionist are cheerleading is far worse than the disease.
This is why they’ve closed all of the coronavirus hospitals, are reopening the schools, and are choosing to report deaths of people with underlying health issues as being from those rather than the virus. Even if they test positive for it.
Probably 95% of coronavirus deaths, maybe all of them, involve pre and coexisting serious and in many or most cases, potentially lethal, medical conditions. That are a contributing cause of death. The extent to which multiple serious medical conditions can be assigned proportional causality of death is debatable from case to case. But one thing is becoming increasingly clear. Which is that the coronavirus on it’s own is rarely lethal in an otherwise healthy individual not suffering from pre and coexisting serious health problems.
The current hype about this purportedly killer super virus is being blown way out of proportion to the extent of the threat to society that it actually poses. The primary threat in the current circumstances is by far the media and government overreaction to it. Not the virus itself.
Expressed my thoughts better than I could. Thank you for some balance and sanity
Elderly people vote conservative and patriotic, young people vote liberal. That is why (one of the reasons) many western nations neglect preventive action for corona virus spread. Corona kills mostly old people. Many western politicians go as far as claiming that milions of people will die, German TV even said its good that Corona kills old….
– WHO Needs to Be Held Responsible! US Coronavirus Numbers Including Asymtomatic Patients Shows Mortality Rate 0.2% to 0.8% and Not 3.4% as Reported by WHO –
As of Wednesday morning there have been 31,506 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy and 2,503 deaths.
But new data from the Italian government shows that the people dying from the coronavirus are either the elderly or have other complications.
50% of those who died from coronavirus had THREE DIFFERENT SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS and the average per person had 2.7 serious health conditions.
Only 12 coronavirus fatalities had NO previous health concerns before coming down with the coronavirus.
– Italian Health Ministry Confirms ONLY TWELVE or 3% of Coronavirus Fatalities in Study Did Not Have Other Serious Health Complications –
– Coronavirus layoffs surge across America, overwhelming unemployment offices –
– Coronavirus: State unemployment websites crash as applications surge –
This was Walmart Monday at the epicenter of the US coronavirus “pandemic”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d84242a78515422f84401c726ef47e8581c564ccae0cbdca97f1d637a1edc316.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1bb47024dd5579ce0b28c2ba4dc65b22b0522f4e3d54a06051720191380dd0a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/219f1a49b5f5765b3c13750f480ddee4d03c41286a5b745e26c151ab89e42a07.jpg
Downtown rush hour traffic at the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak is down about 75% from the msm and government created economic depression. And that’s without a curfew and quarantine lockdown. If they don’t start allowing businesses to reopen. There’s a risk of a progressive economic collapse from msm, corporate, and government economic strangulation.
“Waves of fake news and artificial hysteria” best description I’ve heard of this whole coronavirus debacle.