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Coronavirus – an occasion to start deglobalization

The spread of coronavirus COVID-19 is nothing but the beginning of the end of the era of globalization. This conclusion was reached by German publicist economists Mark Friedrichfon and Matthias Weik, analyzing the economic and logistical consequences of the outbreak of pneumonia in China and the subsequent introduction of quarantine. Their article was published on on February 28.

Currently, 760 million people in China are under quarantine, that is, in isolation – this is one tenth of the world’s population, the authors write. Since January, 200 thousand flights have been canceled worldwide, hundreds of container ships are in ports. In the second largest economy in Asia – Japan – school classes across the country are canceled before the end of March! In South Korea, the region’s third economy, the epidemic is only gaining momentum, and firms are shutting down one after another. For the first time in post-war Europe, in Italy, there is a ban on leaving the city. Australia, the United States and many other countries have banned travelers from China. An exception is made for citizens and persons with a residence permit, but they are required to withstand two-week quarantine. The virus has been detected in 32 countries, on all continents.

According to Friedrichfon and Weik, the danger of a pandemic with fatal consequences for a globalized global economy is still underestimated. Stock markets decline during the week, but the bottom is not yet visible. Further, the authors consider the example of their native Germany, where industrial production has been steadily falling since 2018, and there are no growth prospects. Especially in the field of steel, automobiles and mechanical engineering. The country is witnessing an ideological struggle with the car as such, but they consider it inappropriate to hit the key industry, which gives 21% of Germany’s GDP. In 2008, the German automotive industry pulled China out of the crisis, but this will not happen again.

The largest car market in the world, China, has been rolling down the past two years. China alone accounts for 18% of global economic production and nearly 50% of global growth in recent years. However, in 2018, the Chinese car market declined for the first time in 20 years.

Almost all European companies doing business in China see themselves as a threat. According to a survey published on February 27 by the European Chamber of Commerce and the German Chamber of Commerce in China, nearly 60% see “serious” and another 30% “moderate” consequences for their business in China. In the first two weeks of February, car sales in China fell by 92% – only 4962 cars were sold! This is a disaster for German manufacturers, as China accounts for 40% of their sales. If this trend continues, VW, Audi, BMW und Daimler, as well as numerous companies from other related industries will suffer.

Now there is an inverse dependence on cheap workers in China, through which European and American companies flourished. Supply chains are broken and the first problems become apparent. Every day, when quarantine continues, people in China do not go to work, ports remain closed, flights are canceled, and the consequences for our globalized economy are growing. Many companies around the world acknowledge that they have become dangerously dependent on China. A new rethinking is coming. This means returning jobs and manufacturing home, creating alternatives to reduce addiction. This will result in a cessation of economic growth for China. We are witnessing the beginning of deglobalization!

Meanwhile, the Chinese authorities are already trying to get people back to work. In large cities, free travel for workers is introduced. Foxconn, which also produces iPhone, seduces its employees with a premium of 7 thousand yuan per month instead of the usual 3 thousand.

The German economy also suffers from an outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy, in particular in Lombardy, in the industrial center of the country. 1,500 German companies have branches there. To understand the importance of this region for the German economy: the volume of trade with Lombardy is almost equal to the volume of trade between Germany and Japan.

This is what Volker Trier, head of the foreign trade department of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says: 

“Italy, with a trade volume of more than 125 billion euros, is Germany’s fifth largest trading partner, and indispensable goods for wholesale trade in industrial goods, in particular, pass through the Alps in both directions every day . ” This alone shows that coronavirus “is beginning to have a significant impact on world trade.”

In addition, he is deadly for one of the most important industries in Italy – tourism. And the rest of the world, because the Chinese are the most avid tourists in any corner of the world. Tourism in France has already fallen by 35%, and this is only the beginning. Airlines, hotel business, travel agencies, shop and cafe owners, souvenir manufacturers suffer. 4.2 million Italians are employed in this area. If the virus continues to spread, it will have fatal consequences for the economy of Italy and the entire eurozone.

Interest rates in eurozone banks are close to zero, and relatively low interest rates also exist in other countries. During an economic downturn, credit demand will be extremely low, resulting in a further reduction in interest rates will no longer be effective. This means that many central banks can only give out money to their citizens (“helicopter money”) to increase consumption. In Hong Kong, each permanent resident receives about 1300 US dollars (10 thousand Hong Kong dollars). We dare to doubt whether this makes sense, because simply printing money can never be a reliable solution to the problem, Wike and Friedrichfon write.

However, we are likely to see the largest experiment in the history of the central bank: printing presses will pump more money into the system than ever before. Interest rates will continue to fall. In the US, rates will go to zero and then become negative. But the virus will not help stop it.

Today, due to cheap money, companies can continue to work while in debt. This is not a problem as long as the economy grows and develops. But if this system is violated, companies will first encounter problems, not being able to pay interest, and then banks will crash.

The collapse of enterprises will mean a fall in prices. Investors will voluntarily or forcibly throw securities into the market because they are only allowed to have a certain investment level. It is then that the risk arises that the coronavirus will cause trembling of the real and financial economy. Central banks will continue to print money, and we will face the largest capital transfer in history! This means it is advisable to invest in natural values. We are facing a decade of gold!

If the Chinese financial and economic system with its shadow banking side really collapses, it will shock the world much more than the 2008 crisis.



Chinese researchers: “Coronavirus came from the laboratories of Wuhan – There were no bats in the market”

According to a report by two Chinese public university researchers, the coronavirus probably came from the laboratories of Wuhan research centers as no bats were sold at the city’s fish market!

The report was published in early February but after a while … was withdrawn, because, as one researcher put it, “it was not supported by tangible evidence . ” It is important, however, that in early February the coronavirus was a more internal problem in China and not a global epidemic, with researchers being more free to publish their views as there was no risk of international outcry.

The report, written and published in Research Gate by  Botao Xiao (Professor of Biology and Industry at the University of Technology in South China) and Lei Xiao (Professor at Wuhan University of Science & Technology), which according to the authors Supported by the National Science Foundation of China, has concluded that: 

“Coronavirus may have come from Wuhan’s laboratories. The level of security may need to be enhanced in biologically hazardous high-risk laboratories.”

Below are the most important points of the report which you can find in full in pdf format here.

“Two descriptions of the virus published in Nature this week showed that the genome sequences from patients were 96% or 89% identical to the bat CoV ZC45 originally found in the genus Rhinolophus affinis.

The bats carrying the CoV ZC45 were originally located in Yunnan Province or Zhejiang Province, both of which were more than 900 kilometers away from the seafood market. The chances were very low for the bats to fly to the market. According to municipal reports and the testimonies of 31 residents and 28 visitors, bats have never been a source of food in the city and are not sold in the market.”

Was there any other possible course? We tracked the area around the seafood market and located two laboratories that conducted research on the coronavirus. Within ~ 280 meters of the market, there was the Yuhan Disease Control and Prevention Center (WHCDC)

WHCDC hosted animals in research laboratories, one of which was specialized in collecting and identifying pathogens. In one study, 155 bats, including the genus Rhinolophus affinis, were collected in Hubei Province and another 450 bats were collected in Zhejiang Province. Operations were performed on these bats. The bats’ nets thrown in the trash were possible sources of coronavirus.

The expert on the collection of viruses described in national newspapers and websites that he was once attacked by bats and the blood of a bat was thrown at his skin. He was aware of the extreme danger of infection, so he entered quarantine for 14 days. In another accident, he was quarantined again because the bats urinated on him. He was once excited because he found a bat with a live tick.

The second laboratory was ~ 12 km from the seafood market and belonged to the Wuhan Institute of Iology. This lab reported that Rhinolophus bats (horseshoe bats) were natural reservoirs for the SARS-CoV that caused the 2002-3 pandemic. The lead researcher took part in a project that created a chimeric virus using the SARS-CoV inverse genetic system and reported its potential in humans. An immediate conjecture was that SARS-CoV or its derivative could leak from the laboratory.

In short, someone is involved in the evolution of the 2019-nCoV corona. In addition to the origin of the natural recombination and the intermediate host, the killer coronavirus probably came from a laboratory in Wuhan. The level of security may need to be enhanced in biologically dangerous high-risk laboratories. Measures may need to be taken to relocate these laboratories away from the city center and other densely populated areas.”

We remind you that the above have been written by Chinese Researchers of Public Chinese Universities.

The Washington Post also commented on the following report in an article  entitled ” How did covid-19 start? The original story of his origin is “bass” “,  which confirms some of the writings of Chinese researchers:

Richard Ebright, a microbiologist at Rutgers University and a biosphere specialist, said in an email that “the first human infection could have been a natural disaster”, with the virus passing from bat to human, possibly through one another animal.

However, Ebright warned that “it could also be a laboratory accident, with, for example, an accidental laboratory infection.” He noted that night bats were studied in Yuhan at the second level of biosafety, “which provides only minimal protection”, compared to the highest level 4.

Ebright described a December video from the Johannes Centers for Disease Control that shows employees “collecting night bats with inadequate personal protective equipment and unsafe business practices.”

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Apocalypse & Armageddon

On the eve of the collapse – Bank of America assessed the US economy

Bank of America told investors on Thursday that the United States economy is already falling into recession amid the global Covid 19 pandemic.

“We officially declare that the US economy has fallen into recession, joining the rest of the world, and this is one deep descent,” wrote economist Bofa Michelle Mayer.

“Jobs will be lost, prosperity will be destroyed, and trust will be crushed,” she continued.

According to the bank, the US economy will collapse in the second quarter, when GDP is expected to decline by as much as 12%. In addition, the Bank of America notes that unemployment will double with 1 million job losses each month in the second quarter.

“Salvation will come if there is a focused and aggressive political response to compensate for the loss of economic activity and ensure a stable financial system,” Mayer concluded.

The world fell into a systemic crisis

We are talking about events much more serious than what happened in 2008. The scale of the onset of the collapse resembles the Great Depression, although history does not repeat literally. This time everything will happen a little differently than under Hoover.

What is coronavirus in this regard? Accidentally turned up a reason to start a reboot of the global financial system? Unlikely.

Rather, it is an act in a war in which literally all states and the Central Bank will lose, very many corporations, and only a very narrow group of beneficiaries can win …

it’s worth waiting until the results of the damage caused by the epidemic become clear, the results of the oil and gas war, and also see how deep the exchanges will fall during the current stage of the global systemic crisis.

After it becomes clear who exactly survived in this fascinating struggle, it will be possible to decide what it is worth talking about.

Are we heading to a new world ‘war’, acting as a “forest nurse”, rejecting non-viable political entities?

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Coca-Cola’s Mysterious Ingredient – Cochineal Insect Liquid

In 2006, for the first time in the world, a lawsuit was launched again Coca-Cola over the composition of the drink. It is usually written on the label that Coca-Cola contains sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, caramel, carbon dioxide and some kind of “extract”. This extract aroused suspicion. And Coca-Cola was forced to reveal the secret of what Cola is actually made of. It turned out to be a liquid obtained from the insect Cochineal (Cochineal).

Cochineal is an insect that lives on the Canary Islands and in Mexico. This insect is attached by a proboscis to a plant, sucks juice and never moves. These insects are collected in the fields by villagers … From the females and eggs of these insects, a pigment called carmine is removed, which turns Coca-Cola brown. The dried look of the cochineal makes them look like raisins, but in fact they are insects!

Now you know what the word “Coca” means in the name of the drink. And now you will know what is hidden behind the word “Cola”. To do this, there is a story of an employee who worked at Coca-Cola for 23 years.

Liquorice roots are the raw material for cola and main food source for various mammals, including mice which feed on these roots. Large cola companies harvest tons of these roots using excavators. When assembling these tons of roots, they are not able to pull out the mice.

Therefore, the liquorice roots are pressed along with what was among the roots.

Only after this the remnants of mice hair, paws and so on are pulled out of this mass!

Due to the fact that the drink has a dark shade, it is not noticeable that the blood and gastric fluid of mice is also present in it. Of course, the cola giants are trying to neutralize harmful substances with chemicals.

For 23 years, the employee who told this story has never drank a glass of cola.

Then judge for yourself.

Scientists from Washington analysed the components of one of the ingredients of Coca-Cola. It turned out that caramel is not melted sugar at all, but a chemical mixture of sugar, ammonia and sulfites, obtained at high pressure and temperature. It can cause cancer of the lungs, liver, thyroid gland and leukemia.

It also turned out that alcohol is included in the soda: this is the basis of the very secret supplement “7 X.” A few drops of aromatic oils, coriander and cinnamon are added to alcohol.

Additionally, the cochineal insect liquid – carmine did not pass certification at all, therefore, in some countries they do not produce cola at all.

How does the body react to cola?

  • After 10 minutes.

10 teaspoons of sugar will “hit” your system (this is the daily recommended rate).

You do not vomit, because phosphoric acid suppresses the effect of sugar.

  • In 20 minutes.

There will be a jump in insulin in the blood. The liver turns all sugar into fats.

  • In 40 minutes.

Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils will dilate.

Blood pressure will increase because the liver releases more sugar into the blood.

Adenosine receptors are blocked, thereby preventing drowsiness.

  • In 45 minutes.

Your body will increase the production of dopamine hormone, which stimulates the brain’s pleasure center.

The same principle of action in heroin.

  • After an hour.

Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your intestines, speeding up your metabolism.

Increased excretion of calcium through urine.

  • More than an hour later.

Diuretic action comes into play.

Calcium, magnesium and zinc, which are found in your bones, are excreted, as are sodium, electrolyte and water.

  • More than an hour and a half later.

You become irritable or lethargic. All water contained in Coca-Cola is excreted through urine.

The active ingredient in Coca-Cola is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. To transport Coca-Cola concentrate, the truck must be equipped with special containers designed for highly corrosive materials.

The detailed composition of the advertised Coca-Cola Light decaffeinated product:

  • 1. Aqua carbonated, E150d, E952, E950, E951, E338, E330, Aromas, E211

Aqua carbonated – sparkling water. The presence of carbon dioxide in water excites gastric secretion, increases the acidity of gastric juice and provokes flatulence – abundant gas production. In addition, not spring water is used, but tap water passed through special filters.

  • 2. E952 (Cyclamic Acid and Na, K, Ca salts), Cyclamic acid and its sodium, potassium and calcium salts.

Sugar substitute. Cyclamate is a synthetic chemical, has a sweet taste 200 times the sweetness of sugar, and is used as an artificial sweetener. It was banned for use in human food, as it is a carcinogen that causes cancer. In 1969, by order of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was banned for use in the United States, as it has been proven that it, like saccharin and aspartame, causes bladder cancer in rats. The same year is banned in Canada. In 1975, banned in Japan, South Korea and Singapore. It is forbidden to use in the beverage industry in Indonesia. In 1979, the World Health Organization rehabilitated cyclamates, recognizing them as harmless.

  • 3. E150d (Caramel IV – Ammonia-sulphite process, dye)

– burnt sugar, obtained by processing sugar at certain temperatures, with or without the addition of chemicals. In this case, ammonium sulfate is added.

  • 4. E950 (Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium)

– 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It contains methyl ether, which worsens the functioning of the cardiovascular system, and aspartic acid, which has an exciting effect on the nervous system and can, over time, become addictive. Acesulfame is poorly soluble. Products with this sweetener are not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women.

  • 5. E951 (Aspartame)

– sweetener for patients with diabetes. Chemically unstable: decomposes into methanol and phenylalanine with increasing temperature. Methanol (methyl alcohol) is very dangerous: 5-10 ml can lead to death of the optic nerve and irreversible blindness, 30 ml can lead to death.

  • 6. E338 (Orthophosphoric Acid, phosphoric acid) – chemical formula: H3 PO4.

Fire and explosion hazard. Causes eye and skin irritation.

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