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Will coronavirus kill the New World Order?

Pat Buchanan observes, ‘nations seem to be looking out for their own peoples first’

Authored by Pat Buchanan via WND…

Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans – a third of the nation – could contract the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1%.

Translation: Between 750,000 and 1.1 million Americans may die of this disease before it runs its course. The latter figure is equal to all the U.S. dead in World War II and on both sides in the Civil War.

Chancellor Angela Merkel warns that 70% of Germany’s population – 58 million people – could contract the coronavirus. If she is right, and Fauci’s mortality rate holds for her country, that could mean more than half a million dead Germans.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis called Merkel’s remark “unhelpful” and said it could cause panic. But Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch seemed to support Merkel, saying between 40% and 70% of the world’s population could become infected.

Again, if Fauci’s 1% mortality rate and Lipsitch’s estimate prove on target, between 3 billion and 5 billion people on earth will be infected, and 30 million to 50 million will die, a death toll greater than that of the Spanish Flu of 1918.

There is, however, some contradictory news.

China, with 81,000 cases, has noted a deceleration in new cases, and South Korea appears to be gradually containing the spread of the virus.

Yet, Italy, with its large elderly population, may be a harbinger of what is to come in the West.

As of Thursday, Italy had reported 12,000 cases and 827 deaths, a mortality rate of nearly 7%. This suggests that the unreported and undetected infections in shutdown Italy are far more numerous.

In the U.S., the death toll at this writing is 39, a tiny fraction of the annual toll of tens of thousands who die of the flu.

But the problem is this: COVID-19 has not nearly run its course in the USA, while the reaction in society and the economy approaches what we might expect from a boiling national disaster.

The stock market has plunged further and faster than it did in the Great Crash of 1929. Trillions of dollars in wealth have vanished. If Sen. Bernie Sanders does not like “millionaires and billionaires,” he should be pleased. There are far fewer of them today than there were when he won the New Hampshire primary.

What does the future hold?

It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the deathblow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations.

Tourism, air travel, vacation cruises, international gatherings and festivals are already shutting down. Travel bans between countries and continents are being imposed. Conventions, concerts and sporting events are being canceled. Will the Tokyo Olympics go forward? If they do, will all the anticipated visitors from abroad come to Japan to enjoy the games?

Trump has issued a one-month travel ban on Europe.

As for the “open borders” crowd, do Democrats still believe that breaking into our country should no longer be a crime, and immigrants arriving illegally should be given free health care, a proposition to which all the Democratic debaters raised their hands?

The ideological roots of our free trade era can be traced to the mid-19th century when its great evangelist, Richard Cobden, rose at Free Trade Hall in Manchester on Jan. 15, 1846, and rhapsodized:

“I see in the Free Trade principle that which shall act on the moral world as the principle of gravitation in the universe – drawing men together, thrusting aside the antagonism of race, and creed, and language, and uniting us in the bonds of eternal peace.”

In the pre-Trump era, Republicans held hands with liberal Democrats in embracing NAFTA, GATT, the WTO and most-favored-nation trade privileges for China.

In retrospect, was it wise to have relied on China to produce essential parts for the supply chains of goods vital to our national security? Does it appear wise to have moved the production of pharmaceuticals and lifesaving drugs for heart disease, strokes and diabetes to China? Does it appear wise to have allowed China to develop a virtual monopoly on rare earth minerals crucial to the development of weapons for our defense?

In this coronavirus pandemic, people now seem to be looking for authoritative leaders, and nations seem to be looking out for their own peoples first. Would Merkel, today, invite a million Syrian refugees into Germany no matter the conditions under which they were living in Syria and Turkey?

Is not the case now conclusive that we made a historic mistake when we outsourced our economic independence to rely for vital necessities upon nations that have never had America’s best interests at heart?

Which rings truer today? We are all part of mankind, all citizens of the world. Or that it’s time to put America and Americans first!

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The combined population of both North and South America is approximately 1.002 billion, so “70 million to 150 million Americans” is not that much. No big deal! What the so-called “Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress”, probably talked about was not “America”, but only Unitedstatestan. 😃 In Europe, every well educated child already knows that “America” comprises North America, Central America, South America, with altogether 1.002 billion inhabitants. 👍👍 How can we trust so-called “experts” from Unitedstatestan, even with such pompous titles as “doctor”, if they do not even know the simplest facts of world geography? Education in Unitedstatestan… Read more »

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Vera Gottlieb

No matter the subject, when I hear the word “expert” alarm bells go off in my brain.

Olivia Kroth
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Yes, Vera, the real experts usually do not advertise it.

Diana
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Diana

So far more people are killed every year by snake bites than by this fake virus and over 200,000 have so far died this season in the US from flu/pneumonia. I see three possible explanations here and I’m sure there are more: 1) crashing the global economy which has been expected for a couple of years; 2) 5G has been rolled out in Wuhan and Milan and a commentator has suggested that TPTB are trying to work out a level of frequency that won’t cause people to drop like flies; 3) a biological weapon targeting the Belt and Road Initiative… Read more »

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Cudwieser

I’d take the engineered angle with a bit of caution since all virus are engineered by their own design. The nature of what a virus is comes down to an invasive organism that replicates through the corruption of cells and effectively engineering itself through the host. This is both it’s strength and curse. If the virus is prone to rapid mutation (the corona virus have so far been quick to mutate) and a rapid spread within the host, it tends to die quickly. If it is more dormant and slower to replicate it can have little effect on the host… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Yes, Diana. 💙💙💙 And furthermore, besides receiving snake bites, we can also fall from a horse, or elefant, or donkey and break our necks, or we can fall off from a boat and drown in the sea, some people even drown in their own bathtubs, believe it or not. You can be hit and run over by a bus, a car, a motor bike, a train. Some even manage to fall from a bike and die. You can get hit by a falling tile from a roof and be killed, or by an icicle coming off a roof. In Siberia,… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Oh, Diana, you live in Switzerland, how nice! 💙💙💙 I love Switzerland. I live in France and in Moscow but I fly from Geneva, Switzerland to Moscow, not from any French airport, because the French are always either on strike or their planes break down before startoff. This never ever happens with Aeroflot out of Geneva. The airport is super, all flights are always punctual, and Aeroflot has the best planes, crews and onboard service worldwide. It is such a relief, Diana, to read a civilized, genteel, educated person commenting here on the DURAN, besides all those uneducated, uncouth, rough-tough… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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By the way, that ultra chic lady on the photo is a very good advertisement how to live with the virus the elegant way. Versace and Virus ! 🦠 Hand in hand, in full harmony! 🦠

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Vera Gottlieb

And why shouldn’t nations be looking out for their own people first. Obviously this reasoning hasn’t penetrated T-Rump’s brain yet – he looks out for his own “clan” and his own bank account first and foremost.

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there were always many dissenters from the ‘free trade’ mantra, who saw the flaws and wanted them addressed. Trade yes, but ‘free’ was always a misnomer. When globalisation and trade favoured the USA, they were all for it, once the net benefit started accruing to others like China, Russia, India then it was time to shut it down. For the last 30 years at least I have been a ‘consumer’ in our Governments eyes, but last week I heard our Premier refer to us as ‘citizens’ all of a sudden when they want us to don the patriotic garb and… Read more »

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