It’s frustrating to listen to the “official” scientists when it comes to treating COVID-19 with promising drugs. Researchers want data –- YES, WE KNOW –- and they typically answer any question on the need for new treatments with the same spiel about controlled, double-blind, long-term studies.

Those studies take time. (Aside: in the meantime, we simply must go ahead and treat with medications that are safe and show promise.) And much of the data we need will have to come from far-flung places around the world. A few controlled studies are already going on, but we must wait for the results. Of course, in an ideal world, we would be getting solid data from China, everything they have, which would be especially useful because Wuhan Province is Ground Zero for this infection. But this is not an ideal world, and that is NOT happening and will never happen.


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Over the past couple of days, I’ve written about the lack of truthful information from Chinese leaders. It’s worse than that: they’ve created a bogus narrative about their effective handling of the spread of the disease that many in the American media love to perpetuate because it makes President Trump look bad by comparison. They hate him so much that I’m not sure it matters to them that the story out of China is a big lie.

One big eye-opener is a recent report from the Australian version of 60 MINUTES. Australia, being much closer geographically to China and the Asian Pacific, takes a warier approach than the American media do to anything China does or says, and this report is no exception. When the Chinese government claimed that only about 2500 people died, Australians weren’t buying it, in part because of the huge increase in the number of cremations. That’s right; it seems that if you want to “earn” money in China right now, you should definitely go into the urn business. There was also a corresponding decrease in the number of cell phones

According to “emerging diseases” expert Laurie Garrett, who has witnessed outbreaks of Ebola and SARS, the virus “festered” in the live animal market in Wuhan for at least a month and a half before the world was told. At least at the time of this interview, she believed the virus “jumped” from some animal species, such as a bat, to human as has happened with other viruses (Note: as we’ve discussed, at least one study has suggested the market was not the original source of infection, and a Level 4 biolab is suspiciously close by; so is the Wuhan Institute of Virology.)

Garrett takes us through the timeline that started in mid-November, when cases of “a strange new flu” began to surface. In early December, they determined that it wasn’t SARS or anything like it, and that it had been spread from that market. Anyone who suggested otherwise was “suppressed,” she says. An official announcement didn’t come until New Year’s Eve; they said they had closed the market and stopped the spread, and also that there was no human-to-human transmission. She says this was a deliberate lie, that by then they were seeing cases they knew had no connection with the market.

Garrett goes on to talk about the physician who tried to warn the world and has since died of the virus. He was among a group of eight doctors who were called in and forced to sign statements declaring themselves liars. Isn’t totalitarianism great?

The report also features an interview with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has been outspoken in accusing China of a criminal act, “the worst cover-up in human history.” From reports out of Beijing, we know that a lab had sequenced the new coronavirus by December 27 but was ordered to hand over or destroy its samples.

McCaul says that if the Chinese had done the right thing and notified the World Health Organization, an estimated 95 percent of the worldwide contagion could have been stopped. I would add that it’s ironic, in light of this, how much the World Health Organization is going along with China’s narrative now. Tucker Carlson had a good segment on WHO Tuesday night; he also references the Australian 60 MINUTES report.

The report goes on with the shocking timeline, contrasting China’s official statements with what they really knew about the virus. The culmination was the Chinese president’s decision to allow 5 million people, with no health screening, to leave Wuhan for points unknown around the world. Since then, another doctor, the head of emergency at Wuhan Central Hospital, who tried to expose the deception has “disappeared.”

I’m linking to this piece with one caveat: the interviewee (a New Yorker) interjects politics and engages in some extremely undeserved Trump-bashing towards the end. Unbelievably, she blames both President Xi AND President Trump, “the two most powerful men on earth,” for the pandemic. She wrongly accuses Trump of “downplaying the significance” of COVID-19, never mentioning his early efforts to contain it by stopping travel from China. She notes instead his tweets praising China, not understanding the “big picture” and the diplomatic and practical reasons why he might do so. Anyway, if that part sickens you as it did me, you can skip over to the rest of the interview with McCaul, whose defense of the President –- believe it or not –- actually made it in.

Whistleblowers silenced by China could have stopped global coronavirus spread | 60 Minutes Australia

According to Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, Radio Free Asia says the number of deaths in China from COVID-19 is more like 40,000. “But the one thing I do know,” he told Martha MacCallum on Monday evening, “absolutely for certain, is we cannot believe a word that Communist China says.”

He said that from the beginning, they hid the truth. “The doctor that exposed what was really happening was written off as a mad conspiracy theorist...and now we see China using its influence, using its money; we particularly see Huawei, the telecoms company, donating face masks, hand gel, donations in some cases, and even the state offering to sell ventilators to countries like Italy that are having serious problems. The country that caused this problem is now trying to present itself to much of the Western world as being its savior, and is trying to make a massive, massive power grab.”

Reminds me of the arsonist who plays “hero” and rushes in to save the family.

Farage says it’s time the Chinese government “owned up” and took some responsibility. Fat chance. I’d say it’s time our own media got a reality check and realized this is a totalitarian state, one that keeps people in line with prison camps and executions and will use the pandemic they caused to hurt us in any way possible, short-term and long-term, so they can eventually replace us as the leading world power. THAT is what President Trump has to deal with. Is there anything to convince our partisan media that the Chinese state is America’s enemy, and the one person they spend all their energy hating and abusing, President Trump, is really America’s dearest friend?

Farage, for one, understands Trump having to pay lip service to the Chinese president right now. “The truth of it is, we’ve become much too dependent on China for much of our supply chains in manufacturing...this needs a radical rethink. It is globalization that has caused this crisis.”

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  • Gina Buckner

    04/01/2020 05:24 PM

    It isn’t known for sure but their is a possibility that over 1 million have died of the virus in China.

  • Linda Wolfe

    04/01/2020 05:21 PM

    I'm no expert but think it's very possible that the virus moved from the "DONKY" into chinese people who then delibertly spread it over the world.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    04/01/2020 05:00 PM

    That was so good and explained very well. I think I might send it around to some family and friends.
    Thank you!

  • Sandra Meistrell

    04/01/2020 04:33 PM

    Bless you for the truth. We all need to stay calm by the grace of God??

  • Joan Detherow

    04/01/2020 04:30 PM

    I for one am sick of all the bashing of the President and his handling of the emergency we are currently trying to survive. Politics has no place in America today. The virus does not care what your color, age, political persuasion or economic standing.

  • Darrell Woods

    04/01/2020 04:17 PM

    Your article is spot on! The liberal meeting is out of control. Many of our politicians looney especially Nancy Pelosi.

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    04/01/2020 04:07 PM

    Indeed! I remember being in a store, years ago, and being dismayed that no matter the brand name of the product I was searching for, every one of those was made in China. It's an even more dire problem now than it was then. Trying to find a blow dryer NOT made in China is much less serious than not being able to get medications that we now buy almost exclusively from China.

  • Kev O'Kane

    04/01/2020 03:55 PM

    With all the info coming from Indian, Australian and European sources, it seems the Chinese "weaponized" this virus and "sent" its "agents" around the world to spread it. What do you think?

  • Betty Simone

    04/01/2020 03:53 PM

    The information that 5 million people were sent
    "out into the world" apparently to spread the virus convinces me that China was responsible for the virus.

  • Peggy C Brown

    04/01/2020 03:38 PM

    My thoughts are that china did this to get back at President Trump for the tariffs.??

  • Judith Rettich

    04/01/2020 03:37 PM

    Thanks so much for putting all this information on your site, one site. I can then pass it on to friends and family. Being informed and sharing information is always the first step to change.

  • Amy M Meads

    04/01/2020 03:36 PM

    I read a piece (somewhere) and now I can't remember where, that a professor at Harvard was working with the lab in Wauhan and his associate was caught at the airport by the FBI with several vials of different substances, headed for the Wauhan lab. I think there is more to this story than is being told.

  • Diane Booth

    04/01/2020 03:33 PM

    I’ve said all along that this virus is because of China!

  • William David Ceely

    04/01/2020 03:25 PM

    What did you think of the University of South China report that Tucker reported on last night? He agreed that it couldn't be confirmed but that the report suggested that the transition from bat to human occurred in a lab in Wuhan using a type of bat that was not available in the wet market.

  • James Hall

    04/01/2020 03:18 PM

    I stead of working with the president congressional democrats, never a body to ignore the opportunity to use a crisis, have weaponized and politicized COVID-19. It is almost as if they are siding with the CHICOMs. People are dying and congressional democrats applaud the Chinese and vilify the president. Who are these people and why do their constituencies continue to vote for them? Which begs the question what's wrong with their constituency?

  • Richard Ross

    04/01/2020 03:12 PM

    The mutability of this ccp-19. Ifthis virus was manipulated, it would make sense that a vaccine was in the works also. I really want to be very wrong about this

  • Anna Patzt

    04/01/2020 03:11 PM

    I definitely agree that China has done nothing but lie to us, they have no intention of letting anyone know the truth or even a portion of it . I pray for all the world and I pray hard for our country and especially for President Trump, I admit I had reservations about him in the very beginning.I now know he is like all of us , imperfect and human , but I know with all my heart he loves this country and is trying to do what is best for us , whether we agree with all of it or not . God bless him and our great country .

  • Dot Whitley

    04/01/2020 03:00 PM

    Who could have imagined such a terrible thing as this. I don't know what the end will be, but I do know it will not destroy the world, because God has told us it will end by fire.
    I wish it could have been prevented. I knew President Trump was acting more kindly to the leader in China than he should, but I always thought he was doing all he could to prevent us from going to war with China. If that was the case we certainly can't complain about that.
    I can't understand how any country could be so blind as to buy our medicine from a country whose leader hates us, and would kill us in a minute. My gosh, how stupid !
    Dot Whitley

    I hate that the doctor in China, who warned us ,lost his own life.

  • ARTHUR WIARD

    04/01/2020 02:43 PM

    Mike...check out this tee shirt titled CONTEXT MATTERS....as a statistician. I absolutely loved the graphical way these data are displayed......of course, particularly profound is the last entry.

    Let me know what you think!.....love your show, just finished the Christian journalist Stephen Strang's book GOD TRUMP AND THE 2020 ELECTION....Strang develops an amazing case for the presence of God guiding Trump.

    Stay well,
    Arthur Wiard

    https://teespring.com/context-matters-t-shirt?pid=369&cid=6514

  • Greg Dawson

    04/01/2020 02:38 PM

    Mike,
    If you go to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ and look at the numbers from China and Iran, they are clearly fake when compared to all others. Both China and Iran will stoop to anything to try to appear superior to the United States.

  • Norman North

    04/01/2020 02:37 PM

    RE: Stop old arguments about who is to blame

    The focus should be on expediting the arrival of pre-screened nurses. There are many Filipino nurses in line to come here. They have internationally recognized RN credentials yet they are stuck in airports in Manila cause of petty, endless rules, fees and penalties by the National Visa Center, USCIS, Philippine government, Philippine Airlines, LAX airport and even the US hospitals themselves. Rather than worrying if they will be a burden to US for welfare and so on, we need to appreciate that they will earn good salaries as nurses here. We need to stop all the politics and waive all fees from all these agencies and get them on immediate flights to the US.even if we need to pay costs for the flight. Do it now before we lose millions of American's lives of petty paperwork.
    Mike use your skill and connections to get this done NOW!

    Thanks,

    Norman

  • Michael

    04/01/2020 02:36 PM

    This COVID-19 virus out of China seems to be more and more as something that was intentional. Especially with China knowing having the right doctors who tried to earn the world write statements that they lied, China allowing citizens from Wuhan to travel all over the world, etc. Seems intentional to me, to desimate other nations economies, especially Trump's USA! Will this ever be investigated? Right now every other country should stop doing business with China, but we know that won't happen. When Trump said at the beginning of his presidency that China was not our friend, he was so right. And of course Trump has said at least several times that the MSM is the Enemies of the American people and he was definitely right on that. I strongly dislike the MSM with their constant hatred of our President, up to and now including siding with COMMUNIST China. Can anything be done about the MSM in this country other than shutting those LIARS and HATERS of Americans off and voting against their bed mates, the dispicable Democrats? I hope China pays a price from most of the world and I hope our MSM and the Democrats pay a price for their combined agenda against America and Americans!!! Vote them all out next November !!!!!

  • Patricia A. McMahon

    04/01/2020 02:33 PM

    When the spread of the Virous first came to light, I thought it could be a way for China to get the
    back at the U.S. for knocking them of their projected rule of the world. No, that sounds too much
    like the novels I like to read. When discussing this with a friend, she told me about the 'open
    market. I accepted that info. WOW, with the info you have from Australia; can't believe my
    first inclination was right. People need this now. Thanks Gov. Huckabee.

  • Cheryl Christensen

    04/01/2020 02:19 PM

    Love DJT. Voted for him will vote for him again. He has been so behind the real news, it has scared me. I thought it was possible his cabinet was crooked.

    Please take a look at Peak Prosperity

    Chris Martenson has reported on everything that HAS happened 6-8 weeks ahead

  • sally E akin

    04/01/2020 02:16 PM

    It is time to distance all companies in China, back to the US ASAP. Also, Back to normal. ASAP. No later then the end of April. Or sooner. The denominator is getting bigger. This is a flu seasson.

It’s frustrating to listen to the “official” scientists when it comes to treating COVID-19 with promising drugs. Researchers want data –- YES, WE KNOW –- and they typically answer any question on the need for new treatments with the same spiel about controlled, double-blind, long-term studies.

Those studies take time. (Aside: in the meantime, we simply must go ahead and treat with medications that are safe and show promise.) And much of the data we need will have to come from far-flung places around the world. A few controlled studies are already going on, but we must wait for the results. Of course, in an ideal world, we would be getting solid data from China, everything they have, which would be especially useful because Wuhan Province is Ground Zero for this infection. But this is not an ideal world, and that is NOT happening and will never happen.


Commentary continues below advertisement


Over the past couple of days, I’ve written about the lack of truthful information from Chinese leaders. It’s worse than that: they’ve created a bogus narrative about their effective handling of the spread of the disease that many in the American media love to perpetuate because it makes President Trump look bad by comparison. They hate him so much that I’m not sure it matters to them that the story out of China is a big lie.

One big eye-opener is a recent report from the Australian version of 60 MINUTES. Australia, being much closer geographically to China and the Asian Pacific, takes a warier approach than the American media do to anything China does or says, and this report is no exception. When the Chinese government claimed that only about 2500 people died, Australians weren’t buying it, in part because of the huge increase in the number of cremations. That’s right; it seems that if you want to “earn” money in China right now, you should definitely go into the urn business. There was also a corresponding decrease in the number of cell phones

According to “emerging diseases” expert Laurie Garrett, who has witnessed outbreaks of Ebola and SARS, the virus “festered” in the live animal market in Wuhan for at least a month and a half before the world was told. At least at the time of this interview, she believed the virus “jumped” from some animal species, such as a bat, to human as has happened with other viruses (Note: as we’ve discussed, at least one study has suggested the market was not the original source of infection, and a Level 4 biolab is suspiciously close by; so is the Wuhan Institute of Virology.)

Garrett takes us through the timeline that started in mid-November, when cases of “a strange new flu” began to surface. In early December, they determined that it wasn’t SARS or anything like it, and that it had been spread from that market. Anyone who suggested otherwise was “suppressed,” she says. An official announcement didn’t come until New Year’s Eve; they said they had closed the market and stopped the spread, and also that there was no human-to-human transmission. She says this was a deliberate lie, that by then they were seeing cases they knew had no connection with the market.

Garrett goes on to talk about the physician who tried to warn the world and has since died of the virus. He was among a group of eight doctors who were called in and forced to sign statements declaring themselves liars. Isn’t totalitarianism great?

The report also features an interview with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has been outspoken in accusing China of a criminal act, “the worst cover-up in human history.” From reports out of Beijing, we know that a lab had sequenced the new coronavirus by December 27 but was ordered to hand over or destroy its samples.

McCaul says that if the Chinese had done the right thing and notified the World Health Organization, an estimated 95 percent of the worldwide contagion could have been stopped. I would add that it’s ironic, in light of this, how much the World Health Organization is going along with China’s narrative now. Tucker Carlson had a good segment on WHO Tuesday night; he also references the Australian 60 MINUTES report.

The report goes on with the shocking timeline, contrasting China’s official statements with what they really knew about the virus. The culmination was the Chinese president’s decision to allow 5 million people, with no health screening, to leave Wuhan for points unknown around the world. Since then, another doctor, the head of emergency at Wuhan Central Hospital, who tried to expose the deception has “disappeared.”

I’m linking to this piece with one caveat: the interviewee (a New Yorker) interjects politics and engages in some extremely undeserved Trump-bashing towards the end. Unbelievably, she blames both President Xi AND President Trump, “the two most powerful men on earth,” for the pandemic. She wrongly accuses Trump of “downplaying the significance” of COVID-19, never mentioning his early efforts to contain it by stopping travel from China. She notes instead his tweets praising China, not understanding the “big picture” and the diplomatic and practical reasons why he might do so. Anyway, if that part sickens you as it did me, you can skip over to the rest of the interview with McCaul, whose defense of the President –- believe it or not –- actually made it in.

Whistleblowers silenced by China could have stopped global coronavirus spread | 60 Minutes Australia

According to Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, Radio Free Asia says the number of deaths in China from COVID-19 is more like 40,000. “But the one thing I do know,” he told Martha MacCallum on Monday evening, “absolutely for certain, is we cannot believe a word that Communist China says.”

He said that from the beginning, they hid the truth. “The doctor that exposed what was really happening was written off as a mad conspiracy theorist...and now we see China using its influence, using its money; we particularly see Huawei, the telecoms company, donating face masks, hand gel, donations in some cases, and even the state offering to sell ventilators to countries like Italy that are having serious problems. The country that caused this problem is now trying to present itself to much of the Western world as being its savior, and is trying to make a massive, massive power grab.”

Reminds me of the arsonist who plays “hero” and rushes in to save the family.

Farage says it’s time the Chinese government “owned up” and took some responsibility. Fat chance. I’d say it’s time our own media got a reality check and realized this is a totalitarian state, one that keeps people in line with prison camps and executions and will use the pandemic they caused to hurt us in any way possible, short-term and long-term, so they can eventually replace us as the leading world power. THAT is what President Trump has to deal with. Is there anything to convince our partisan media that the Chinese state is America’s enemy, and the one person they spend all their energy hating and abusing, President Trump, is really America’s dearest friend?

Farage, for one, understands Trump having to pay lip service to the Chinese president right now. “The truth of it is, we’ve become much too dependent on China for much of our supply chains in manufacturing...this needs a radical rethink. It is globalization that has caused this crisis.”

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Comments 26-50 of 143

  • Gina Buckner

    04/01/2020 05:24 PM

    It isn’t known for sure but their is a possibility that over 1 million have died of the virus in China.

  • Linda Wolfe

    04/01/2020 05:21 PM

    I'm no expert but think it's very possible that the virus moved from the "DONKY" into chinese people who then delibertly spread it over the world.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    04/01/2020 05:00 PM

    That was so good and explained very well. I think I might send it around to some family and friends.
    Thank you!

  • Sandra Meistrell

    04/01/2020 04:33 PM

    Bless you for the truth. We all need to stay calm by the grace of God??

  • Joan Detherow

    04/01/2020 04:30 PM

    I for one am sick of all the bashing of the President and his handling of the emergency we are currently trying to survive. Politics has no place in America today. The virus does not care what your color, age, political persuasion or economic standing.

  • Darrell Woods

    04/01/2020 04:17 PM

    Your article is spot on! The liberal meeting is out of control. Many of our politicians looney especially Nancy Pelosi.

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    04/01/2020 04:07 PM

    Indeed! I remember being in a store, years ago, and being dismayed that no matter the brand name of the product I was searching for, every one of those was made in China. It's an even more dire problem now than it was then. Trying to find a blow dryer NOT made in China is much less serious than not being able to get medications that we now buy almost exclusively from China.

  • Kev O'Kane

    04/01/2020 03:55 PM

    With all the info coming from Indian, Australian and European sources, it seems the Chinese "weaponized" this virus and "sent" its "agents" around the world to spread it. What do you think?

  • Betty Simone

    04/01/2020 03:53 PM

    The information that 5 million people were sent
    "out into the world" apparently to spread the virus convinces me that China was responsible for the virus.

  • Peggy C Brown

    04/01/2020 03:38 PM

    My thoughts are that china did this to get back at President Trump for the tariffs.??

  • Judith Rettich

    04/01/2020 03:37 PM

    Thanks so much for putting all this information on your site, one site. I can then pass it on to friends and family. Being informed and sharing information is always the first step to change.

  • Amy M Meads

    04/01/2020 03:36 PM

    I read a piece (somewhere) and now I can't remember where, that a professor at Harvard was working with the lab in Wauhan and his associate was caught at the airport by the FBI with several vials of different substances, headed for the Wauhan lab. I think there is more to this story than is being told.

  • Diane Booth

    04/01/2020 03:33 PM

    I’ve said all along that this virus is because of China!

  • William David Ceely

    04/01/2020 03:25 PM

    What did you think of the University of South China report that Tucker reported on last night? He agreed that it couldn't be confirmed but that the report suggested that the transition from bat to human occurred in a lab in Wuhan using a type of bat that was not available in the wet market.

  • James Hall

    04/01/2020 03:18 PM

    I stead of working with the president congressional democrats, never a body to ignore the opportunity to use a crisis, have weaponized and politicized COVID-19. It is almost as if they are siding with the CHICOMs. People are dying and congressional democrats applaud the Chinese and vilify the president. Who are these people and why do their constituencies continue to vote for them? Which begs the question what's wrong with their constituency?

  • Richard Ross

    04/01/2020 03:12 PM

    The mutability of this ccp-19. Ifthis virus was manipulated, it would make sense that a vaccine was in the works also. I really want to be very wrong about this

  • Anna Patzt

    04/01/2020 03:11 PM

    I definitely agree that China has done nothing but lie to us, they have no intention of letting anyone know the truth or even a portion of it . I pray for all the world and I pray hard for our country and especially for President Trump, I admit I had reservations about him in the very beginning.I now know he is like all of us , imperfect and human , but I know with all my heart he loves this country and is trying to do what is best for us , whether we agree with all of it or not . God bless him and our great country .

  • Dot Whitley

    04/01/2020 03:00 PM

    Who could have imagined such a terrible thing as this. I don't know what the end will be, but I do know it will not destroy the world, because God has told us it will end by fire.
    I wish it could have been prevented. I knew President Trump was acting more kindly to the leader in China than he should, but I always thought he was doing all he could to prevent us from going to war with China. If that was the case we certainly can't complain about that.
    I can't understand how any country could be so blind as to buy our medicine from a country whose leader hates us, and would kill us in a minute. My gosh, how stupid !
    Dot Whitley

    I hate that the doctor in China, who warned us ,lost his own life.

  • ARTHUR WIARD

    04/01/2020 02:43 PM

    Mike...check out this tee shirt titled CONTEXT MATTERS....as a statistician. I absolutely loved the graphical way these data are displayed......of course, particularly profound is the last entry.

    Let me know what you think!.....love your show, just finished the Christian journalist Stephen Strang's book GOD TRUMP AND THE 2020 ELECTION....Strang develops an amazing case for the presence of God guiding Trump.

    Stay well,
    Arthur Wiard

    https://teespring.com/context-matters-t-shirt?pid=369&cid=6514

  • Greg Dawson

    04/01/2020 02:38 PM

    Mike,
    If you go to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ and look at the numbers from China and Iran, they are clearly fake when compared to all others. Both China and Iran will stoop to anything to try to appear superior to the United States.

  • Norman North

    04/01/2020 02:37 PM

    RE: Stop old arguments about who is to blame

    The focus should be on expediting the arrival of pre-screened nurses. There are many Filipino nurses in line to come here. They have internationally recognized RN credentials yet they are stuck in airports in Manila cause of petty, endless rules, fees and penalties by the National Visa Center, USCIS, Philippine government, Philippine Airlines, LAX airport and even the US hospitals themselves. Rather than worrying if they will be a burden to US for welfare and so on, we need to appreciate that they will earn good salaries as nurses here. We need to stop all the politics and waive all fees from all these agencies and get them on immediate flights to the US.even if we need to pay costs for the flight. Do it now before we lose millions of American's lives of petty paperwork.
    Mike use your skill and connections to get this done NOW!

    Thanks,

    Norman

  • Michael

    04/01/2020 02:36 PM

    This COVID-19 virus out of China seems to be more and more as something that was intentional. Especially with China knowing having the right doctors who tried to earn the world write statements that they lied, China allowing citizens from Wuhan to travel all over the world, etc. Seems intentional to me, to desimate other nations economies, especially Trump's USA! Will this ever be investigated? Right now every other country should stop doing business with China, but we know that won't happen. When Trump said at the beginning of his presidency that China was not our friend, he was so right. And of course Trump has said at least several times that the MSM is the Enemies of the American people and he was definitely right on that. I strongly dislike the MSM with their constant hatred of our President, up to and now including siding with COMMUNIST China. Can anything be done about the MSM in this country other than shutting those LIARS and HATERS of Americans off and voting against their bed mates, the dispicable Democrats? I hope China pays a price from most of the world and I hope our MSM and the Democrats pay a price for their combined agenda against America and Americans!!! Vote them all out next November !!!!!

  • Patricia A. McMahon

    04/01/2020 02:33 PM

    When the spread of the Virous first came to light, I thought it could be a way for China to get the
    back at the U.S. for knocking them of their projected rule of the world. No, that sounds too much
    like the novels I like to read. When discussing this with a friend, she told me about the 'open
    market. I accepted that info. WOW, with the info you have from Australia; can't believe my
    first inclination was right. People need this now. Thanks Gov. Huckabee.

  • Cheryl Christensen

    04/01/2020 02:19 PM

    Love DJT. Voted for him will vote for him again. He has been so behind the real news, it has scared me. I thought it was possible his cabinet was crooked.

    Please take a look at Peak Prosperity

    Chris Martenson has reported on everything that HAS happened 6-8 weeks ahead

  • sally E akin

    04/01/2020 02:16 PM

    It is time to distance all companies in China, back to the US ASAP. Also, Back to normal. ASAP. No later then the end of April. Or sooner. The denominator is getting bigger. This is a flu seasson.

It’s frustrating to listen to the “official” scientists when it comes to treating COVID-19 with promising drugs. Researchers want data –- YES, WE KNOW –- and they typically answer any question on the need for new treatments with the same spiel about controlled, double-blind, long-term studies.

Those studies take time. (Aside: in the meantime, we simply must go ahead and treat with medications that are safe and show promise.) And much of the data we need will have to come from far-flung places around the world. A few controlled studies are already going on, but we must wait for the results. Of course, in an ideal world, we would be getting solid data from China, everything they have, which would be especially useful because Wuhan Province is Ground Zero for this infection. But this is not an ideal world, and that is NOT happening and will never happen.


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Over the past couple of days, I’ve written about the lack of truthful information from Chinese leaders. It’s worse than that: they’ve created a bogus narrative about their effective handling of the spread of the disease that many in the American media love to perpetuate because it makes President Trump look bad by comparison. They hate him so much that I’m not sure it matters to them that the story out of China is a big lie.

One big eye-opener is a recent report from the Australian version of 60 MINUTES. Australia, being much closer geographically to China and the Asian Pacific, takes a warier approach than the American media do to anything China does or says, and this report is no exception. When the Chinese government claimed that only about 2500 people died, Australians weren’t buying it, in part because of the huge increase in the number of cremations. That’s right; it seems that if you want to “earn” money in China right now, you should definitely go into the urn business. There was also a corresponding decrease in the number of cell phones

According to “emerging diseases” expert Laurie Garrett, who has witnessed outbreaks of Ebola and SARS, the virus “festered” in the live animal market in Wuhan for at least a month and a half before the world was told. At least at the time of this interview, she believed the virus “jumped” from some animal species, such as a bat, to human as has happened with other viruses (Note: as we’ve discussed, at least one study has suggested the market was not the original source of infection, and a Level 4 biolab is suspiciously close by; so is the Wuhan Institute of Virology.)

Garrett takes us through the timeline that started in mid-November, when cases of “a strange new flu” began to surface. In early December, they determined that it wasn’t SARS or anything like it, and that it had been spread from that market. Anyone who suggested otherwise was “suppressed,” she says. An official announcement didn’t come until New Year’s Eve; they said they had closed the market and stopped the spread, and also that there was no human-to-human transmission. She says this was a deliberate lie, that by then they were seeing cases they knew had no connection with the market.

Garrett goes on to talk about the physician who tried to warn the world and has since died of the virus. He was among a group of eight doctors who were called in and forced to sign statements declaring themselves liars. Isn’t totalitarianism great?

The report also features an interview with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has been outspoken in accusing China of a criminal act, “the worst cover-up in human history.” From reports out of Beijing, we know that a lab had sequenced the new coronavirus by December 27 but was ordered to hand over or destroy its samples.

McCaul says that if the Chinese had done the right thing and notified the World Health Organization, an estimated 95 percent of the worldwide contagion could have been stopped. I would add that it’s ironic, in light of this, how much the World Health Organization is going along with China’s narrative now. Tucker Carlson had a good segment on WHO Tuesday night; he also references the Australian 60 MINUTES report.

The report goes on with the shocking timeline, contrasting China’s official statements with what they really knew about the virus. The culmination was the Chinese president’s decision to allow 5 million people, with no health screening, to leave Wuhan for points unknown around the world. Since then, another doctor, the head of emergency at Wuhan Central Hospital, who tried to expose the deception has “disappeared.”

I’m linking to this piece with one caveat: the interviewee (a New Yorker) interjects politics and engages in some extremely undeserved Trump-bashing towards the end. Unbelievably, she blames both President Xi AND President Trump, “the two most powerful men on earth,” for the pandemic. She wrongly accuses Trump of “downplaying the significance” of COVID-19, never mentioning his early efforts to contain it by stopping travel from China. She notes instead his tweets praising China, not understanding the “big picture” and the diplomatic and practical reasons why he might do so. Anyway, if that part sickens you as it did me, you can skip over to the rest of the interview with McCaul, whose defense of the President –- believe it or not –- actually made it in.

Whistleblowers silenced by China could have stopped global coronavirus spread | 60 Minutes Australia

According to Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, Radio Free Asia says the number of deaths in China from COVID-19 is more like 40,000. “But the one thing I do know,” he told Martha MacCallum on Monday evening, “absolutely for certain, is we cannot believe a word that Communist China says.”

He said that from the beginning, they hid the truth. “The doctor that exposed what was really happening was written off as a mad conspiracy theorist...and now we see China using its influence, using its money; we particularly see Huawei, the telecoms company, donating face masks, hand gel, donations in some cases, and even the state offering to sell ventilators to countries like Italy that are having serious problems. The country that caused this problem is now trying to present itself to much of the Western world as being its savior, and is trying to make a massive, massive power grab.”

Reminds me of the arsonist who plays “hero” and rushes in to save the family.

Farage says it’s time the Chinese government “owned up” and took some responsibility. Fat chance. I’d say it’s time our own media got a reality check and realized this is a totalitarian state, one that keeps people in line with prison camps and executions and will use the pandemic they caused to hurt us in any way possible, short-term and long-term, so they can eventually replace us as the leading world power. THAT is what President Trump has to deal with. Is there anything to convince our partisan media that the Chinese state is America’s enemy, and the one person they spend all their energy hating and abusing, President Trump, is really America’s dearest friend?

Farage, for one, understands Trump having to pay lip service to the Chinese president right now. “The truth of it is, we’ve become much too dependent on China for much of our supply chains in manufacturing...this needs a radical rethink. It is globalization that has caused this crisis.”

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  • Gina Buckner

    04/01/2020 05:24 PM

    It isn’t known for sure but their is a possibility that over 1 million have died of the virus in China.

  • Linda Wolfe

    04/01/2020 05:21 PM

    I'm no expert but think it's very possible that the virus moved from the "DONKY" into chinese people who then delibertly spread it over the world.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    04/01/2020 05:00 PM

    That was so good and explained very well. I think I might send it around to some family and friends.
    Thank you!

  • Sandra Meistrell

    04/01/2020 04:33 PM

    Bless you for the truth. We all need to stay calm by the grace of God??

  • Joan Detherow

    04/01/2020 04:30 PM

    I for one am sick of all the bashing of the President and his handling of the emergency we are currently trying to survive. Politics has no place in America today. The virus does not care what your color, age, political persuasion or economic standing.

  • Darrell Woods

    04/01/2020 04:17 PM

    Your article is spot on! The liberal meeting is out of control. Many of our politicians looney especially Nancy Pelosi.

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    04/01/2020 04:07 PM

    Indeed! I remember being in a store, years ago, and being dismayed that no matter the brand name of the product I was searching for, every one of those was made in China. It's an even more dire problem now than it was then. Trying to find a blow dryer NOT made in China is much less serious than not being able to get medications that we now buy almost exclusively from China.

  • Kev O'Kane

    04/01/2020 03:55 PM

    With all the info coming from Indian, Australian and European sources, it seems the Chinese "weaponized" this virus and "sent" its "agents" around the world to spread it. What do you think?

  • Betty Simone

    04/01/2020 03:53 PM

    The information that 5 million people were sent
    "out into the world" apparently to spread the virus convinces me that China was responsible for the virus.

  • Peggy C Brown

    04/01/2020 03:38 PM

    My thoughts are that china did this to get back at President Trump for the tariffs.??

  • Judith Rettich

    04/01/2020 03:37 PM

    Thanks so much for putting all this information on your site, one site. I can then pass it on to friends and family. Being informed and sharing information is always the first step to change.

  • Amy M Meads

    04/01/2020 03:36 PM

    I read a piece (somewhere) and now I can't remember where, that a professor at Harvard was working with the lab in Wauhan and his associate was caught at the airport by the FBI with several vials of different substances, headed for the Wauhan lab. I think there is more to this story than is being told.

  • Diane Booth

    04/01/2020 03:33 PM

    I’ve said all along that this virus is because of China!

  • William David Ceely

    04/01/2020 03:25 PM

    What did you think of the University of South China report that Tucker reported on last night? He agreed that it couldn't be confirmed but that the report suggested that the transition from bat to human occurred in a lab in Wuhan using a type of bat that was not available in the wet market.

  • James Hall

    04/01/2020 03:18 PM

    I stead of working with the president congressional democrats, never a body to ignore the opportunity to use a crisis, have weaponized and politicized COVID-19. It is almost as if they are siding with the CHICOMs. People are dying and congressional democrats applaud the Chinese and vilify the president. Who are these people and why do their constituencies continue to vote for them? Which begs the question what's wrong with their constituency?

  • Richard Ross

    04/01/2020 03:12 PM

    The mutability of this ccp-19. Ifthis virus was manipulated, it would make sense that a vaccine was in the works also. I really want to be very wrong about this

  • Anna Patzt

    04/01/2020 03:11 PM

    I definitely agree that China has done nothing but lie to us, they have no intention of letting anyone know the truth or even a portion of it . I pray for all the world and I pray hard for our country and especially for President Trump, I admit I had reservations about him in the very beginning.I now know he is like all of us , imperfect and human , but I know with all my heart he loves this country and is trying to do what is best for us , whether we agree with all of it or not . God bless him and our great country .

  • Dot Whitley

    04/01/2020 03:00 PM

    Who could have imagined such a terrible thing as this. I don't know what the end will be, but I do know it will not destroy the world, because God has told us it will end by fire.
    I wish it could have been prevented. I knew President Trump was acting more kindly to the leader in China than he should, but I always thought he was doing all he could to prevent us from going to war with China. If that was the case we certainly can't complain about that.
    I can't understand how any country could be so blind as to buy our medicine from a country whose leader hates us, and would kill us in a minute. My gosh, how stupid !
    Dot Whitley

    I hate that the doctor in China, who warned us ,lost his own life.

  • ARTHUR WIARD

    04/01/2020 02:43 PM

    Mike...check out this tee shirt titled CONTEXT MATTERS....as a statistician. I absolutely loved the graphical way these data are displayed......of course, particularly profound is the last entry.

    Let me know what you think!.....love your show, just finished the Christian journalist Stephen Strang's book GOD TRUMP AND THE 2020 ELECTION....Strang develops an amazing case for the presence of God guiding Trump.

    Stay well,
    Arthur Wiard

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  • Greg Dawson

    04/01/2020 02:38 PM

    Mike,
    If you go to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ and look at the numbers from China and Iran, they are clearly fake when compared to all others. Both China and Iran will stoop to anything to try to appear superior to the United States.

  • Norman North

    04/01/2020 02:37 PM

    RE: Stop old arguments about who is to blame

    The focus should be on expediting the arrival of pre-screened nurses. There are many Filipino nurses in line to come here. They have internationally recognized RN credentials yet they are stuck in airports in Manila cause of petty, endless rules, fees and penalties by the National Visa Center, USCIS, Philippine government, Philippine Airlines, LAX airport and even the US hospitals themselves. Rather than worrying if they will be a burden to US for welfare and so on, we need to appreciate that they will earn good salaries as nurses here. We need to stop all the politics and waive all fees from all these agencies and get them on immediate flights to the US.even if we need to pay costs for the flight. Do it now before we lose millions of American's lives of petty paperwork.
    Mike use your skill and connections to get this done NOW!

    Thanks,

    Norman

  • Michael

    04/01/2020 02:36 PM

    This COVID-19 virus out of China seems to be more and more as something that was intentional. Especially with China knowing having the right doctors who tried to earn the world write statements that they lied, China allowing citizens from Wuhan to travel all over the world, etc. Seems intentional to me, to desimate other nations economies, especially Trump's USA! Will this ever be investigated? Right now every other country should stop doing business with China, but we know that won't happen. When Trump said at the beginning of his presidency that China was not our friend, he was so right. And of course Trump has said at least several times that the MSM is the Enemies of the American people and he was definitely right on that. I strongly dislike the MSM with their constant hatred of our President, up to and now including siding with COMMUNIST China. Can anything be done about the MSM in this country other than shutting those LIARS and HATERS of Americans off and voting against their bed mates, the dispicable Democrats? I hope China pays a price from most of the world and I hope our MSM and the Democrats pay a price for their combined agenda against America and Americans!!! Vote them all out next November !!!!!

  • Patricia A. McMahon

    04/01/2020 02:33 PM

    When the spread of the Virous first came to light, I thought it could be a way for China to get the
    back at the U.S. for knocking them of their projected rule of the world. No, that sounds too much
    like the novels I like to read. When discussing this with a friend, she told me about the 'open
    market. I accepted that info. WOW, with the info you have from Australia; can't believe my
    first inclination was right. People need this now. Thanks Gov. Huckabee.

  • Cheryl Christensen

    04/01/2020 02:19 PM

    Love DJT. Voted for him will vote for him again. He has been so behind the real news, it has scared me. I thought it was possible his cabinet was crooked.

    Please take a look at Peak Prosperity

    Chris Martenson has reported on everything that HAS happened 6-8 weeks ahead

  • sally E akin

    04/01/2020 02:16 PM

    It is time to distance all companies in China, back to the US ASAP. Also, Back to normal. ASAP. No later then the end of April. Or sooner. The denominator is getting bigger. This is a flu seasson.