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Flu Mob - Be the vaccine

Posted 3 months ago on March 14, 2020, 6:41 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
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Flu Mob is an international apolitical network of people acting together to eradicate COVID19 in our communities.

We have three principles:

Protect the uninfected

Disseminate the knowledge and skills necessary for as many people as possible to remain uninfected until a cure, or vaccine, is discovered.

Serve the infected

Respect the human rights of infected people in our communities and provide the services necessary for their recovery.

Accelerate positive change

By normalizing new social behaviors that combat the coronavirus, we have an opportunity for the positive transformation of society, such as, for example, decreasing global carbon emissions.

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (4148) 3 months ago

I think the majority of people will do the right thing. Will the government? Other countries are freezing rent and mortgages. This makes sense so restaurants and businesses and people can self-quarantine to keep the virus under control and when all is said and done they can re-open the doors instead of going under. As well as people won't be homeless. The banks over the last decade have been gifted bail outs and tax breaks and on it's time for them to pay it forward to the hard-working people of this nation. This one issue will decide the outcome of our economy and people for decades to come. We must push for freezing mortgages and rent as other countries in Europe have.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

A moratorium on student loan payments, too, would be helpful. And, no evictions, no foreclosures, etc during this period.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Global Health Experts Caution Against 'Vaccine Nationalism' - as Scientists Search for Solution to Pandemic'' by Julia Conley:

NB: "Either we get through this pandemic together, or we fail. Either we stand together, or we fall apart."

ad iudicium ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 1 month ago

The USA & UK both claim to have vaccines in the works within months, not years. I've heard no other group make this claim.

Oxford University says they'll have a vaccine by September!

Moderna in the USA says by December!

Is this more Anglo hubris? Kudos if they get it done safely and share it with the world but it appears to me to be more about "winning" the race for a vaccine in exchange for the 2 countries having managed the pandemic so horribly.

https://www.biospace.com/article/astrazeneca-plans-30-million-university-of-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-doses-by-september/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/health/coronavirus-vaccine-moderna-early-results/index.html

From the Common Dreams piece above:

"If we have vaccine nationalism, and one country looks after itself first, and at the expense of the rest of the world, everyone is going to continue to suffer," Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations chair Jane Halton told The Guardian."

"Now is the time for unity, for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences. We cannot contemplate a future of fear and insecurity." —António Guterres, U.N. Secretary-General"

The neat and hard borders around the nations of the world simply do not work with a virus unless you want to live like North Korea. It's time we start using our shared humanity to inform us of our collective needs and this pandemic makes it more obvious that equality and sharing the wealth is best for all of us.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

The "US and UK 'lead push against global patent pool for Covid-19 drugs!'" - by Sarah Bosely:

And note "Efforts to dilute world health assembly resolution on open licensing decried as ‘appalling’".

radix omnium malorum - est cupiditas!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 1 month ago

You'd think humanity in the 21st century would be less barbaric. But barbaric is the only word I can think of to describe the US & UK push against this global patent pool for Covid 19 drugs. Just sickening.

“In a global crisis like this, that has such a massive impact on everyone, you would expect the WHO governing body to have the backbone to say no monopolies in this pandemic. It’s one thing for a country to use its economic clout to buy preferential access to drugs or vaccines. It’s another to prevent others from manufacturing and expanding global supply.”

Barbarism from the 2 countries that consider themselves to be the most civilized and sophisticated in the world. Truly sad.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Any idea what the b-s below is?! Meanwhile, via DemocracyNow! this important video report:

multum in parvo ...

[-] -1 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

Red China hitherto disallows foreign investigators of CoViD-19 pandemic to investigate there. It's been months of refusal already. It might be justified during the heat of the pandemic onslaught in Wuhan that the authorities and medical personnel were too overwhelmed to entertain a foreign investigation. Now Wuhan has already been re-opened and yet Red China continues to deny access.

A reasonable assumption is that Red China is blocking the collection of bio-samples in order to stymie the possible elucidation of the evolution of the SARS_CoV-2 virus, pointing out Red China's misdeeds and cover-ups. Another possibility is that Red China wants to retain an advantage of developing the vaccine first by withholding the samples. Where money is the atheist state's god, their blocking any cooperation with countries developing vaccines may serve to fatten its wallet.

Red China had halted domestic flights but not international flights right before the Chinese New Year. One answer to why this virus has spread so fast worldwide is that Red China's leadership, the Chinese Communist Party, wanted this virus be dispersed to the entire world by the global Chinese diaspora whose members often went back to "the old country" to spend the Chinese New Year with family and relatives. Prior to the Chinese New Year mass migration, Red China didn't divulge to the world the fact of human-to-human transmissions for at least weeks and likely months until one or two days before the greatest annual global human mass migration happens. Red China in fact actively fought against Trump's travel restriction imposed on Red Chinese nationals indirectly via the W.H.O. and even misled the U.S. scientific community such as Dr. Anthony Fauci to proclaim "low risk to the U.S." due to the lack of evidence of human-to-human transmissions. Red China screened its mass migrating people's temperatures before and during Chinese New Year but let overseas flights proceed. It's behaving terribly, knowing that it would be hard-hit but deliberately withholding the information from the rest of the world so that all others would be hard-hit, too. Red China is EVIL!

Of course, there was NO evidence for human-to-human transmissions because Red China was withholding it in the continuing cover-up ( the Wuhan medical people who tried to alert the world of the disease were arrested and some being made to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement by the Public Security Bureau so yes, there was a cover-up going on in December of 2019 or even earlier.)

I consider Red China to be barbaric. Look, the U.S. enlisted personnel on the aircraft supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt got CoViD-19. I'm very sure that Red China's People's Liberation Army had also got CoViD-19 in their confined quarters but the military personnel were essentially taken as being expendable. Our prisoners faced a similar problem due to the crowded conditions in U.S. prisons so some were released to home confinement. Some imprisoned people don't deserve to possibly die of the pandemic ( justice needs proportionality, unlike the troglodyte so-called justice of the DPRK which punishes relatives, thus erecting a most-hated-and-oppressive secret police Staatssicherheit state via family members' and relatives' spying; by this crooked logic, the U.S. must execute Kim Jong-un because Gen. MacArthur hadn't finished his job of murdering Kim Il-sung { and nuke the Chinese Communists who exported CP/C viral terrorism with Stalin's help to North Korea } who was the grandfather of Kim Jong-un; if one thinks about this deeply, both Gen. MacArthur and Kim Il-sung are already dead ! although inherited karma is karma, the continuing conflict exists in living people's minds but minds can change.)

Antimatter ( of the positrons' type ) is being made in my kitchen by our bananas. Maybe a peanut-butter-jar Wilson cloud chamber can reveal their existence with the more powerful permanent magnets built nowadays out of the so-called "rare" earth metals rather than going the length with Michio Kaku who had his parents wind copper coils by running around on a high school football field. Oh, I missed that he had wanted to manipulate the antimatter beam [why? it can't even reach the DPRK's special hiding place for Kim Jong-un] so he needed the copper coils but with the help of the strong permanent magnets nowadays he could have reduced the amount of copper coils for steering the antimatter beam.

Finally, we the exceptional "can-do solve-the-problem" Americans will soon discover "God's Particle," the Hicks' Bozon, in Texass' filled-back-up Superconducting Super-Collider hole, the biggest artificial hole ever. Trumpanzee shouldn't be playing holes in Mar-a-Lago { there are still FREE-LABOR-built holes in New York City's former drinking-water-supply reservoir filled in to create the park dedicated to Christopher Columbus near where Teddy Roosevelt had worked in law enforcement before he became the Governor of the State of New York, Vice President, and President of the United States of America--I was a bit worried where the poor things could hide from a Red Chinese nuclear strike on New York after being starved by this pandemic famine--now I feel relieved by the entomologist/rodentologist's answer; neither were the people playing a game there bothered { in New York, everyone including the rats is busy with doing something while ignoring all the others,} nor was a policeman [named Walt Disney?] at New York Police Headquarters who said to an astonished woman reporting them, "they don't bite, [hmm, do they eat the policemen's doughnut leftovers, thus being indirectly on the city's payroll?]" attesting to the probable truth of my "well-fed well-fucked" hypothesis for approaching and attaining world peace via "a policeman's doughnut for every rat" } while SARS_CoV-2 was coming at the East Coast { mostly via Europe, as borne out by the mutated RNA of that strain; the West Coast states, e.g. that other Washington, not that Pounding Laundry of taxpayers' money, now even more un-inspected by the safeguards put in to prevent another Watergate cover-up and corruption "It's a man's number", handled the onslaught much better than New York's pro-business power élites who didn't know what the daily compounding interest rate of the virus implied for public health and businesses } and spreading around to sicken and kill Americans en masse ( Xi Jinping realized Mao Zedong's dream of devastating the U.S.A. by having all Red Chinese jump down simultaneously from three feet above ground to cause the global wave of death which score has already surpassed the death toll of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.)

'1918' and '1919' carved onto many tombstones on a windswept Colorado mountaintop, shortly before God's van de Graaff generator moved in ( rain water molecules' outer electrons on a molecule's oxygen atom are scrapped off { why are the two hydrogen nuclei seldom scrapped off instead? } to create electrostatic charges which are rapidly transported by rainfall and air current,) alerted me to a reason why I had never met any of my Dad's numerous siblings. No, I'm not from the future but from the past with the help of capitalist Socialism, socialist Capitalism, and the American-invented time machine--my Mom's refrigerator. The future is however statistically governed by the same laws of Nature as the past. Homo sapiens sapiens transitioned to the much faster growth of cultural evolution vs. the fast biological evolution via the externalization of memory rather than the choice of mating. Same hardware--pruned and weathered, software upgraded. Next, upgrade hardware to reduce knowledge loss due to death or make memory resilient with error-correcting algorithms and codes. Fight against knowledge cancers, regardless of their origins from whichever -isms.

Fight hypocrites. What's good for the ducktator is bad for the duckies ( however, preparing for war in a renewed arms race has nearly no political limit to how many jobs will be created because of Newton's Third Law. The world needs that now desperately due to the CoViD-19 pandemic's destruction of jobs. Starting a war immediately is even better for the near-instantaneous creation of many military production jobs. Has anyone in the military noticed that when "those evil Red Chinese" "those evil Russians" "those evil Americans" "those evil Swiss" were in vogue, they got far more tasks to do, more respect and funding, and thus obtained their livelihoods? Hitler built up Germany's Wehrmacht in the 1930s for the upcoming war to much acclaim of creating jobs, providing hope for uniting Greater Germany, and livelihoods for the German people, living up to the name of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. In the Cold War, much military hardware and software hadn't been put to the real-world test in WWIII so they have undoubtedly been wasted. We must impose "austerity" to avoid "waste, fraud, and abuse," and do better in this new round. "Every bomb must be dropped on targets to avoid waste and for general CoViD-19 cleaning." Charity begins at home: recall the Monroe Doctrine: we know how to stop terrorism--apply my Mom's never-failed criterion for discerning terrorists and kidnappers, the latter having to offer a lure first. Furor needs not pretend putting his boot on his detractors' neck.)

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Are U expecting anyone to read ^this^? Meanwhile ...

ad iudicium?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

Facts don't matter. Truths must not be investigated. Plants protect the seediness. Here's how to stay "retarded" by going to and sniffing the stink of the public toilet, escorted by my Big Brother ( who was the political commissar for his charge whom Mom mandated him to carry wherever he went as his license/licence to roam, functioning as a proto-GPS tracking and proto-NSA communications-recording device which happened to enjoy eating ice-cream cones and chewing gums but neither the kernels of kumquats nor excessive poundage of "gourmet" chicken butts; Mom probably knew of the dual Soviet command structure { which had staved off WWIII.} ) As a preschooler, I was glad that I had a small foggy bottom so that it fitted completely and stably atop the chamber pot that my Big Brother had to empty and keep clean by going to the public toilet with it. Can you guess why my Big Brother sometimes run to and from the public toilet in order to get his daily "aromatherapy?"

Trumpism matters. ( The leading countries dying most from CoViD-19 have all been practicing/practising Trumpism's "a little flu." OP has "flu mob," too.) If a Trumpanzee is powerful enough, it can warp reality with its energy ( power=energy/time-interval, mass=energy/c^2, mass { "gravitationally"=spacetime-warpally } warps the spacetime fabric in which all events of reality happen.) It turns out that Red China won World War II by dropping two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Communist Party of China commanded Josef Stalin, the fellatio Moscow Mitch of the Supreme Soviet, to invade Imperial Japan ( with three gravitational ripples, ) thereupon it promptly surrendered to the Comic Strips.

How did ASOK become royalty in the DPRK?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"Trump and GOP Want COVID-19 Protections for Bosses - But Not The Workers!" by Mike Ludwig:

"Republicans want legal protections for employers - as safety enforcement tumbles under Pres. Trump."

U are a bit of an idiot, aren't U grapes? Now go see if U can read that link & extract something sensible!

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

https://flumob.org/

pax, amor et lux

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"“Not me, us” politics is about shared destiny ... and nothing makes the case for it quite like CoVid-19."

''Please don't clutch your pearls about 'politicizing a crisis'. This crisis is political''! Deal with the reality!

et respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus..

The Atlantic’s guide to navigating a global pandemic.

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

CoronaVirus Tracked: latest figures ... as the pandemic spreads:

MULTUM in parvo!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''It’s taken a Pandemic to make politicians take note of our basic needs'' by Sasha Abramsky:

et spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''CoronaVirus is a Historic Trigger Event. We Need a Massive Movement in Response.'' by Paul Engler:

''Even in times of social distancing ... building a collective, social response to the pandemic is our only salvation.''

prospice!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers", by Mandy Smithberger:

"At this moment of unprecedented crisis, you might think that those not overcome by the economic and mortal consequences of the coronavirus would be asking, “What can we do to help?” A few companies have indeed pivoted to making masks and ventilators for an overwhelmed medical establishment. Unfortunately, when it comes to the top officials of the Pentagon and the CEOs running a large part of the arms industry, examples abound of them asking what they can do to help themselves.

"It’s important to grasp just how staggeringly well the defense industry has done in these last nearly 19 years since 9/11. Its companies (filled with ex-military and defense officials) have received trillions of dollars in government contracts, which they’ve largely used to feather their own nests. Data compiled by the New York Times showed that the chief executive officers of the top five military-industrial contractors received nearly $90 million in compensation in 2017. An investigation that same year by the Providence Journal discovered that, from 2005 to the first half of 2017, the top five defense contractors spent more than $114 billion repurchasing their own company stocks and so boosting their value at the expense of new investment.

"To put this in perspective in the midst of a pandemic, the co-directors of the Costs of War Project at Brown University recently pointed out that allocations for the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health for 2020 amounted to less than 1% of what the U.S. government has spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone since 9/11.

"While just about every imaginable government agency and industry has been impacted by the still-spreading coronavirus, the role of the defense industry and the military in responding to it has, in truth, been limited indeed. The highly publicized use of military hospital ships in New York City and Los Angeles, for example, not only had relatively little impact on the crises in those cities but came to serve as a symbol of just how dysfunctional the military response has truly been."! So, .. ...

NOW DARE YOU READ THE REST OF THIS^HIGHLY REFERENCED ARTICLE?!! OR THIS ONE ...

fiat lux; fiat justitia; fiat pax!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 months ago

WHO failed the World early in this CP/C viral attack.

Why did Hongkongers sequence out this virus so early? It was causing a number of mysterious pneumonia-like respiratory disease cases in the people. How likely was it that ALL of these 44 people had been visiting that Wuhan wet market? I doubted very much that there were so many Hongkongers still interested in eating various strange wild creatures ( look, the Gibraltar monkeys of the British Crown were still wild and free recently on the climb up the Unicorn Ridge and Lion Rock despite their being served up to the Japanese before; the banquet table with multiple top boards forming a round hole in the middle holds a monkey with its head wedged in the hole exposing only the top of its head; each gourmet was given a spoon; a hammer was provided so the skull of the monkey was cleaned and opened up like a coconut; each gourmet uses the spoon to eat the scoops of monkey brain while the monkey screeches, struggles, and dies; the choicest long cut of meat on a human being was apparently the inside of a thigh { "I didn't have sex with that man... I smoked a cigar..."--Mr. Clit-tonnes } because the Japanese sliced that from Pacific-War POW/cadaver, cooked it in saké, and served it to high-rank military commander ). If not all of these Hongkonger cases were linked to the Wuhan wet market, either the disease had been spreading around from human to human for quite a while already before January 4th, 2020, the posting date of the SCMP video, or there were multiple sources of the disease. In either case, the onslaught was likely to be disastrous ( assuming the numbers in the video were truthful that 11 out of 44 patients were in serious condition ). If one single source ( as being claimed by the CCP ) infected 44 people at one time, it must be highly contagious. If the single source had infected 44 people over time, the source or its derivatives must have time persistence and be at least somewhat innocuous because the symptoms for a significant fraction 11/44 of the patients were so serious that they had to be eminently noticeable. WHO kept on understating the human-to-human transmission aspect of this contagion and urged countries not to impose travel restrictions ( on Red China, largely because other countries hadn't been infected much { to the stage of people dying; specific testing wasn't done because the virus was novel but a dead body was probably highly noticeable } yet at the time ).

I could hardly believe in an R_0 of 44. Even a nuclear chain reaction doesn't get an R_0 above a single digit. I believe though that the number 44 was reasonably truthful because counting patients or dead bodies in the tens isn't an élitist rocket science ( I could actually do that in early grade school, even though I was admittedly a bit "retarded" for checking out my so-called "origin" { "Mom, where did I come from?" "I picked you up from the public toilet." Can we pick up a baby like I was, from the public toilet? } and falling flat on memorizing the by-two multiplication table--it's where my teacher's likely unpaid effort to give me a "hand up" after school hours helped--I was detained alright but failure wasn't accepted because there was high expectation for me to achieve based upon my previous record for a year in the class my teacher was in charge of { in U.S. terminology, it's my homeroom teacher but it didn't make much sense to call it "homeroom" because we didn't run around between "periods" to go to different classes as U.S. pupils and students do--the U.S. way allows for far more individualized custom courses of study at the cost of much less familiarity with fellow pupils and students but fewer cliques } ).

Do you see why the Chinese Communist Party bans YouTube(R) in Red China ( aside from Hong Kong with a freer press )? It couldn't control the narrative if anyone there could call out to the World, "The Emperor is naked ! "

The fight for the free press in Hong Kong is a fight for the World !

Hmm, it seems that Redfuckgina has a droopy glow-stick as Mistress Shittoppenhat, too. Don't ask me what shape it has because golf was invented in Scotland and a porn-star inside of Redfuckgina may well be a bit redundant. I don't condone regime change but a regime ex-change can work very well if we all just get into a shooting war over global-health investigation or Redfuckgina's "sovereignty" hiding the origin of the Communist Party over China ( CP/C ) virus.

The Abwehr/Kriegsmarine ( Dad might have learnt some karma wisdom { that the [overboard] Nazi Party was not the same as Germany } from them { i.e. cease fighting against [then-Nazi] Germany in the Battle of the Atlantic and got him and family to become loyal customers of both Germanies after the wars in order to rebuild Germany } to have survived WWII and beyond to die eventually in peace and full of years ) were actually pretty amazing !

The U.S. and the World are friendly neighbors, connected by guns and butter across a wee bit of American salty waters. Russia must now be enjoying the fruit of its 2016 interference in the self-determination of the U.S.--SARS-CoV-2 incubators are now working worldwide { ¿for a second wave? } !

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 months ago

COVID-19 is but the latest one of the many ill derivatives of the sunball-playing Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Calling the marauding virus as the CP/C virus (i.e. the Communist Party over China virus) will be more accurate. Keeping on correcting the overflowing symptoms while ignoring the source is futile.

Finish the Great Walls of China to build a solid coffin for the Chinese Communist Party in order to safeguard the World from recurrent replays of these pandemics. According to the warrior code of China and Japan later on (as Bushido admired by Teddy Roosevelt,) it's more of an honor to die on a battlefield than in a sick bed. Peace takes perseverance to build and yes, wars must be fought to protect our homeland. The greatest war brought the longest peace until we all forgot why we'd fought it. There and then with our "balls { sorry, girls, "war, war, war," is all boys' eternal obsession, but I assure you that most are really just calling for, "muchas muchas señoritas; vino, vino;" the CCP locks up the expendable, potentially societal-troublemaking balls in the barracks of its armed wing, i.e. the PLA }" we go again.

The whole [facts-recognizing] world now absolutely stands with Hongkongers by clamoring to wear masks [in solidarity to defy the face-recognition technology of a "Communist" puppet, per the wish of the Maniacal Artist: "you can walk on clouds"].

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Your reactionary Sinophobia can NOT be allowed to stand here unchallenged, no matter how incoherent your rambling psychobabble is! Or how much U add to it later ... once U have spewed it in the first place! NB: ''The US Had Early Warning Of The New Virus ... BUT it suppressed that information'' - from ...

''Tho' Trump denies responsibility, someone fired USA's Pandemic Response Team in 2018 to cut costs! That absolutely must have contributed to US' clear lack of preparedness for this, once in a lifetime event.'' - from ...

Btw, did we call the 1918/19 Flu Pandemic - "Kansas Flu" & blame the USA?! Get real! We are all in this together! NB ...

anguis in herba - temet nosce!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Spanish flu began in Kansas.

https://www-1.kansas.com/news/local/article200880539.html#

And, Mad Cow Disease had it's origins in the United Kingdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy

Pointing fingers is not helpful!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Human greed for profits & proteins & the feeding of sheep infected with 'scrapie', to cattle .. which would NEVER have ingested any animal protein, never mind sheep brains & nervous system, was at the heart of the terrible BSE scandal, that had it's earliest manifestation in UK .. where the meat & dairy industries were decimated. Tho' it manifested elsewhere & was a far less fatal pathogen than COVID19 is - human greed was at the root of BSE for sure. In the current global contagion climate, also consider:

''Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF) a major health care industry lobbying group that is stoutly opposed to Medicare for All, launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign last week to push back against any effort to fix our broken for-profit 'system'.This comes on the heels of the insurance industry's efforts against waiving costs for COVID-19 treatments.''

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

"U.S.style capitalism is also a virus"

From https://truthout.org/articles/the-virus-of-capitalism-has-infected-the-covid-19-fight/

"These fellows never, ever, ever miss an opportunity to loot the till.

And therein lies the rub. The priority of the people (for the most part) is to stay safe, to get well if they fall ill, and to do what must be done to eventually return to some semblance of a normal life. The priority of the capitalists is to get the money machine going again, to take full advantage of the crisis in the name of profit, and to defend their well-staked financial turf from any reforms that may be proposed in the aftermath.

U.S.-style capitalism is also a virus, and it has infected every aspect of this situation. Worker safety, insurance coverage and costs, medical preparedness, and vital supplies — even the bill intended to rescue the country from some final financial calamity: All have been perverted and disrupted by the profit motive that never, ever, ever sleeps."

Amen.

Some are seeing how COVID19 may change capitalism's excesses for good.

Even Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, and basically a neoliberal who's been fighting the Gillet Jaune for about a year now (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_vests_movement) says:

"...he hopes countries will begin, in the aftermath of the pandemic, to prioritize people over profit and to be more open toward addressing socioeconomic inequality and environmental issues."

From: https://www.businessinsider.com/president-emmanuel-macron-says-the-coronavirus-will-remake-capitalism-2020-4

Wow. Yeah, let's hope he means it and let's hope others who are stuck in the ideology of Thatcher and Reagan can have their brains undone as well and put Ayn Rand's evil ideology behind us.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

Macron worked at N.M Rothschild before becoming P of France & he can't be trusted - as he was lining himself up .. and was being lined up to be ... Le Tony Blair de France - n'est ce pas?! "Universal Basic Income'' though, is The Idea whose time has now emphatically come - but as nothing would undermine the psycho-pathological basis of modern High Finance; Low/No Ethics Crapitalism more than this notion of UBI expect maximum mendacity, dis-info & push back by The Psychopaths who serve US/UK 'Elites'!

et spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 1 month ago

1 in 5 American children lack food. They do not have enough food to eat in the world's wealthiest economy. Let that sink in.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/05/06/the-covid-19-crisis-has-already-left-too-many-children-hungry-in-america/

From: https://truthout.org/video/new-relief-bill-lacks-funds-for-food-aid-rent-relief-election-protection/ :

Re. Stage 3 of the Stimulus: "This bill has — it just replenishes the small business lending fund, the PPP, for about $300 billion or more, and it has $75 billion for hospital defraying of costs and $25 billion to surge testing. But it leaves out, as you mentioned, all of the very important measures that progressives have been asking for but haven’t received. And now, you know, Republicans got the small business replenishment that they wanted, and it’s hard to see what the incentive is for Republicans to come to the table on a fourth round."

Meanwhile, 1 in 5 Americans are out of work, unemployment claims are backlogged, many of these workers can't get unemployment as were part of the gig economy or paid in cash, etc. Rent's won't be paid, there are lines a mile long for food banks.

What is really going on here is pressure to make people so desperate that they will return to their low paid jobs even though they know working is dangerous right now. But, so long as the stock market is going up they don't give a sh-t.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"Trump Administration Won’t Guarantee Universal Access to COVID-19 Vaccine.'' by M.Ludwig:

''How to pay for and distribute a vaccine once developed has become a major point of contention for policymakers as the nation reels from a deadly pandemic and pro-business forces push to reopen the economy. The government is working directly with private pharmaceutical companies in the race to develop a vaccine, and those companies want a return on their investment and compensation for the costs of experiments that did not result in a marketable drug.

''However, the public has also invested heavily in vaccine development, through their taxes, and advocates for lower drug prices say the public should have a say in how much vaccines cost. Public-private partnerships established to develop vaccines and therapeutic drugs are funneling public research and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to more than a dozen private drug companies .. but advocates for affordable medicine say this funding and support does not come with strong provisions requiring drug makers to make vaccines affordable once they are developed.''

Note - ''Millions of taxpayer dollars flow to drug companies, but top health officials can’t guarantee an affordable vaccine.'' Because as your link above also shows - US' 1% don't give a fk about The 99%!

et spero meliora ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 months ago

Absolutely true. I add: the foot-in-mouth disease in Orange-utan started in Queens, NY. { Kings are often frowned upon in America ( except for legacy items ) so lactose-intolerant [drama] Queens who drink too much milk must suffice. Sanders was born in Kings borough so he was said to be born in Brokeland, NY, after the British had taken it from the Dutch. } I've just found a great playlist from a commentator for the Cheatos-in-Chief to follow ( yes, it was originally made for the military ) :

  1. Fuck up.
  2. Claim your fuck up was a [success].
  3. Give medals to the people who fucked up or [were ordered] to fuck up
  4. When evidence surfaces that it wasn´t a sucess, claim the other side was at fault.

Whoretown School of Affaires Masturb-de-Greed of E-duc-ation is thereby put to good usage.

CP/C coronavirus will stay in the U.S. as many other invasive species have already done. There was paleobiological evidence showing that there were ancestors of common modern contagious diseases which had co-evolved with human beings to become benign. There are evolutionary reasons for why human health habits can tame the viral or bacterial genomes by curtailing the diseases' spread. The high-death-rate killer diseases' germs tend to kill themselves quickly when they kill their human hosts once most human hosts adopt healthier habits minimizing the spread of the germs to new hosts. For example, cholera strains in the strong-health-defense areas tend to be much more benign than those strains in the weak-health-defense areas.

It looks like Orange-utan wants to grant political asylum to the CP/C virus with a path to U.S. citizenship beginning with its permanent residency. It's undoubtedly pro-immigrant. Take out the science and prey ! Oops, it's a grenade ! Don't pull away its safety pin or "Gee, it's too bad." Hint: the CP/C virus must first be tamed and assimilated by U.S. health and sanitary culture. It's far better to overreact than under-react when dealing with a chain reaction: collect 30% interest a day for growing CP/C virus cases. If a 15% annual interest rate loan was so hard to pay off using casino cashflow without going bankrupt, 30% a day is shooting at bankruptcy straight-on unless that rate is much lowered by infection control and prevention. Even the U.S. with its vast resources ( of course, SARS has been around since 2003, some 17 years ago so the U.S. could have developed a vaccine effective against SARS and its evil relative { Hong Kong had pegged it at 80% like SARS with lower death rate but more CONTAGIOUS and even so during its asymptomatic period after the initial infection }, the CP/C virus, rampaging now, had the U.S. had long-term trans-administration vision and perseverance--it's not just a n==g== disease, it's a Homo sapiens sapiens disease ) cannot go against a compound-interest-rate-at-30%-a-day growth curve and hold its own.

Namaste works to halt the spread of contact-transmitted germs but Communions with the physical sharing doesn't. India's caste system had an origin in past conquests to keep the native population oriented towards their "next life" and away from making trouble for the conquerors--absolutely ingenious !

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 months ago

Did you learn of how much we had advanced in both Biology and Global Information Network for global communication since 1918? A Michael-Bloomberg-endowed institute at Johns Hopkins University definitively got and published on January 2nd, 2020, leaked information about Wuhan outbreak that the CCP had tried to suppress.

Recent decades' breakthrough computational/genomic technologies can now sequence the retroviral RNA sequence of this CP/C retrovirus very quickly (this was most probably done the earliest in CHINA's Hong Kong, which has one of the best, if not the best, healthcare system in Asia.) The result was that this mysterious pneumonia illness has a virus which is largely similar to the 2003 SARS virus. The CCP was censoring information about the Wuhan outbreak by arresting people or making them sign NDAs. The CCP delayed the world's response to this marauding virus and it killed and will continue to kill many innocent people. We must kill the source of this suppression. Of course, April 1st is coming soon and the virus will "go away, like a miracle" because we "prey" !

Actually, the earth is being saved, believe it or not, thanks to Hong Kong's unique position in China so it had caught the disease early and yet it was free to speak and publish about it, probably to the dismay of the CCP.

I've never said that we're not in this mass-murderous performance together because we share more than 99.9% of our modern-human genomes in common. Race was revealed as having no deep-down biological basis. It's why I don't subscribe to racial supremacy. Nearly identical clones can't be racially supreme to each other because race doesn't exist except as a cultural idea ( essentially similar to Greek mythological tales--well, I was surely amused by the 99.44%-pure-ivory-soap Olympian opera but I no longer seek Zeus because he had already given me and others including you his lightning bolts to wield; let Zeus have a fucking good time conjugating with Hera.)

Remember that there's a difference between Sinophobia and CCPphobia. You may understand it better if you know the difference between Jewphobia and Israelphobia, as I guess that you know about Bernie's thinking and can make a clear distinction there. I'm perfectly fine with Bernie becoming our President although he's a Brooklyn/Vermont Jew. I was also fine with Mike Bloomberg's having assumed mayorship ( he definitely cares about public health--it's his endowment that could've allowed the U.S. to respond early to this CP/C attack but the time was lost to the profit-making-at-any-cost motive yet again ) despite his obvious Jewishness ( we've got our beloved screwball of Edward I. Koch to see the City of New York through the hellish years and he was a Jew, too ! { he was first and foremost, though, a New Yorker }.)

I have little confidence in Joe Biden in his going against the CCP ( he was there in power all along and acquiesced/kowtowed to the CCP to get us to where we are in the U.S.) so if Bernie's out, I want Trump 2040 !

Here's excellent health-related advice from a Democratic Senator from Arizona, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., : https://mobile.twitter.com/kyrstensinema/status/1241827416198254593

Donald Trump needs to protect the healthcare workers regardless of political inclination or affliation. If they become infected, most others can join them in Trumpanzian Hell. There's no non-Satan hotel business to be run there but our Second Amendment will still apply.

Does this bozo know that there's a law regarding wartime production in the U.S.? The British requisitioned a ship called Empire Haven and later on sent it to rescue the drowning/shipwrecked Italian POWs from the U-boat-sunk British merchant ship Laconia turned troop carrier.

"Gee, it's too bad." Who'll say that about Orange-utan when it gets sick? Our troops worked with the Cubans and largely defended the Americas from the Ebola epidemic. Cuba built up a strong healthcare workforce partly due to the U.S.-imposed sanctions upon it and yet the Cubans could still transcend the long-lasting decades-long grudges to work together on common defense.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Sigh <& rolls eyes wearily> + fyi, by Wm. Rivers-Pitt:

nobody is reading your b-s grapes .. least of all, me!