Category threat of next pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com) The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]

The Germs That Transformed History

Excerpts:   But as we all know by now, there is differential mortality with Covid-19; it just has nothing to do with pre-existing genetic resistance or antibodies. We’re seeing big differences in mortality between population groups in the U.S.—between poor Native Americans and African-Americans, for example, and other Americans—related to differences in pre-existing health conditions. […]

Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Says Evidence Suggests Coronavirus Was Not Man-Made Or Released From Lab

Excerpts: But Milley since last month has maintained that while the U.S. intelligence community was taking “a hard look” at the theory, it’s inconclusive, and “the weight of evidence seems to indicate natural [origin].” And Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, has dismissed […]

U.S. Intelligence Does Not Believe That COVID-19 Was Manmade, Nor Genetically Altered; Still Investigating Whether Outbreak Was Due To Infection From Animals/Bats, Or A Lab Accident In Wuhan

U.S. Intelligence Does Not Believe That COVID-19 Was Manmade, Nor Genetically Altered; Still Investigating Whether Outbreak Was Due To Infection From Animals/Bats, Or A Lab Accident In Wuhan   http://www.fortunasorner.com      The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has for the first time, publicly stated that it does not believe that COVID-19 is a manmade virus, […]

Miscalculation At Every Level Left U.S. Unequipped To Fight Coronavirus

Miscalculation at Every Level Left U.S. Unequipped to Fight Coronavirus A shortfall in masks lays bare the blunders by hospitals, manufacturers and the federal government https://www.wsj.com/articles/miscalculation-at-every-level-left-u-s-unequipped-to-fight-coronavirus-11588170921 By Alexandra Berzon, Melanie Evans, Stephanie Armour and Austen Hufford April 29, 2020 10:35 am ET A new virus had rapidly spread across the globe and Tuomey Healthcare System in […]

The Century Of Bioweapons: The Coronavirus Disruptive Effects Will Inevitably Spur Evil Minds Into Action

As one of my followers wrote:   … an extraordinary demonstration of the power of weaponized biology   … imagine a jihadist group or other criminal organization   The ability to recognize new diseases quickly and to develop treatments and vaccines has become a cornerstone of national defense. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-century-of-bioweapons-11588025901?mod=opinion_featst_pos1 The Century of Bioweapons The coronavirus’s disruptive effects […]

Israel’s Not-So-Secret Weapon In Coronavirus Fight: The Spies Of Mossad

Israel’s Not-So-Secret Weapon in Coronavirus Fight: The Spies of Mossad The New York Times · by Ronen Bergman · April 12, 2020 The Israeli intelligence agency has played an outsize role in acquiring the medical gear, and knowledge, needed in the pandemic. Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Bnei Brak, Israel, last week. TEL AVIV, Israel — When Israel’s health minister […]

U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic As They Pull Back Elite Units Around The World

U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic as They Pull Back Elite Units Around the World By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · April 3, 2020 The move means the withdrawal of Special Operations troops from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions. U.S. Special Forces personnel in February in Mauritania. The Pentagon is examining whether […]

China Begins Mass Quarantines AGAIN After Failing To Stop Coronavirus

It ain’t over til it’s over. China knew about the outbreak on November 17 and yet did not start to raise the alarm until December 31, 2019, and lied to the World Health Organization by falsely claiming that the virus could not be transmitted from person-to-person. It was not until January 21 that China finally warned […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order: By Henry Kissinger

Conclusion:   The world’s democracies need to defend and sustain their Enlightenment values. A global retreat from balancing power with legitimacy will cause the social contract to disintegrate both domestically and internationally. Yet this millennial issue of legitimacy and power cannot be settled simultaneously with the effort to overcome the Covid-19 plague. Restraint is necessary […]