America COVID-19

COVID-19 has devolved America back into the Wild West, with accusations of ‘mask piracy’ (1), interception and confiscation of trade goods (2), blockage of essential exports (3), and direct cash payments that blur the line between commerce and bribery (4). They have also been reported trying to relocate German researchers to the US for a possible vaccine (5).

The US’ at-home response to the outbreak is considered excessively heavy-handed, with healthcare workers prohibited from speaking to the media (6) and navy commanders removed from duty for speaking out (7). While social media is increasingly turning into a tool of governmental control (8), mainstream media is finding itself out of favour with the American public (9) as anger mounts at continued restrictions (10)

The US has been quick to deny all accusations (11), with politicians looking to shift blame to China for badly handling their initial lockdown (12), and away from the crippling economic repercussions that has seen unemployment skyrocket (13) and record lines at food banks (14) which has led to fears of coming rations (15) and an additional USD 10 trillion added to the national debt (16).

Governmental authorities have been utilising the crisis to expand governmental powers (17), impose massive surveillance programs (18) and increase executive powers (19), all in the name of saving lives. The dystopian outlook is exasperating an economy already struggling to not go down the slippery slope of empire collapse (20).

Politicians have moved swiftly to sign in further bailouts and stimulus packages108 despite the well-known side effects of over-inflated asset prices (21) and rapidly expanding bank balance sheets (22). Further stimulus might be greasing the slope rather than putting the brakes on it (23)

 

References

  1. Coronavirus: Germany, France accuse Americans of mask ‘piracy’, dirty tricks

  2. 'Modern Piracy': Germany Joins France & Canada In Accusing Trump Of Stealing Masks

  3. Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau hints at retaliation after White House orders 3M to halt ‘critical’...

  4. US bought France-bound face masks for CASH from China – French official to RT

  5. U.S. Offered ‘Large Sum’ to German Company for Access to Coronavirus Vaccine Research

  6. Hospitals are threatening to fire health workers who speak to the media during the coronavirus...

  7. US Navy removes commander of aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt after scathing letter leaks

  8. Facebook Bans Civil Disobedience, Removes Posts Organizing Anti-Lockdown Protests

  9. Half Of Americans Don't Trust Mainstream Media's COVID-19 Coverage

  10. Dramatic photos and videos show angry Michiganders creating traffic jam around the state Capitol...

  11. At least 5 countries are accusing the US of blocking or taking medical equipment to fight COVID-19

  12. China targets GOP hawks, US firms, states over lawsuits - Global Times

  13. A Shocking 17 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In Past 3 Weeks

  14. 'Breadlines' Erupt Across America As Lockdowns Crush America's "Working Poor"

  15. 'We may have to ration': US food banks face shortages as demand surges

  16. Weimar America, Here We Come! Virus Hysteria Adds $10 Trillion To The National Debt

  17. In Sweeping Power Grab, DOJ Seeks Ability To Detain People Indefinitely Without Trial

  18. Ankle-Monitors Ordered For Kentucky Residents As Crackdown On 'Covidiots' Begins

  19. Michigan Gov. Whitmer Extends Lockdown, Grabs More Emergency Powers And Executive Authority

  20. ‘Call it fate, call it karma’ — Why Covid-19 is ‘the final kick into the abyss’ for the U.S. economy

  21. The Anatomy of the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

  22. Bailouts Destabilize The Economy And Over-Inflate Asset Prices

  23. Banks To Make Billions On Small Business Bailout

  24. Six Key Questions on U.S. Policy and the Economic Outlook


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