March 31, 2020

From Robin:

On the [Wuhan] BSL-4 lab. I have a little experience with bio and chemical stuff in the military.

Based on the photos I've seen from China, the researchers were not properly attired with protective gear for this environment. They should be completely covered with all seams sealed. No openings to the body at all. Second problem is you cannot take off the protective gear without first decontaminating the gear, then secondly yourself. I did not see anything for decontamination. There should also be available emergency decontamination stations for accidental incidents.

Without the above you're just a human guinea pig. Go home to your family and friends after that and there you go! An epidemic because of poor training, fear of questioning your supervisors, politicians and government. And everything done in closed secrecy so you can't get knowledge or advice from any scientists in the outside world.

Welcome to Socialism!

From the Gov:

You bring up some very interesting points. I’m reminded of Chernobyl; in the aftermath, we we were shocked about the poor safety standards. Again, welcome to socialism; I’ve always been mystified by those who say a socialist/authoritarian form of government would be better for the environment. We have only to look at the lung-clogging pollution in (yes) China to see the reality. There are no studies we can cite on this --- how could there be? --- but it stands to reason that Chinese urban dwellers already have enough lung damage to make them vulnerable to a respiratory virus.

Jennifer Griffin for FOX NEWS had an outstanding report on Bret Baier’s SPECIAL REPORT Monday night from the U.S. Army base at Fort Detrick, Maryland, which houses one of the nation’s Level 4 biolabs, to show what they’re doing to create a COVID-19 vaccine. She says these are the same Army scientists who found vaccines for anthrax, plague and Ebola viruses. They’ve got special equipment that allows them to assess results of the “fast-track” drug testing that’s currently underway.

Safety protocols are rigid. There’s an airlock into a decontamination area that’s kind of like a car wash, where researchers shower in their protective gear after their shifts to decontaminate it before taking if off. The gear has its own oxygen supply.

"These men and women have been here before,” said U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, “and they prevailed. And we’re going to find this vaccine, and we’re gonna win in the end.”

Much more at the link:

Abbott Labs, after getting emergency FDA approval, has announced it’s launching a 5-minute COVID-19 virus test that can be used just about anywhere. Every state will get at least 15 of these testing machines, which can perform up to 50,000 tests per day.

Also, GREAT NEWS (and thanks to Sean Hannity for this story): the drug hydroxychloroquine has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA after the promising results we’ve reported. The pharmaceutical company Novartis has committed to donating –- repeat, donating –- up to 130 million doses of the drug. Likewise, the Israeli company Teva Pharmaceuticals has supplied U.S. hospitals with 6 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets,with another 4 million on the way. Also, the Phase 1 testing of a vaccine has commenced; the speed of this truly is miraculous.

By the way, I'm sure you'd agree with me, Robin, that we should discount anything we hear from the World Health Organization. It appears to be Chinese propaganda, one step removed. Check out Tucker Carlson’s Monday interview with Gordon Chang, author of THE COMING COLLAPSE OF CHINA, about the World Health Organization’s denial to address anything concerning the nation of Taiwan. Why, it’s just as if Taiwan didn’t even exist! (Steve Mosher, author of the book BULLY OF ASIA, calls them “the China Health Organization.”)

As reported by Chang, the director general of the World Health Organization gave an interview in late January to China’s state media saying that Beijing’s response was “admirable, should be emulated by the rest of the world,” and that “it all showed the superiority of China’s socialist system.” (I am not kidding.)

Chang commented, “Well, China has a totalitarian system, and, really, what he was doing was attacking democracy on behalf of Beijing. So this is really despicable across the board.” He went on: “...This is dangerous, because for the last 10 days of January, and for the first 10-15 days of February, the World Health Organization was parroting Beijing’s line that no country should enact travel restrictions on China. And that’s –- because there were no travel restrictions, or very few of them, the United States being an exception, what happened was, this virus spread even farther...around China’s borders, and so, what’s the WHO has done, it’s actually helped spread the coronavirus around the world, and it did it on behalf of Beijing.”

Democrat Congressman Seth Molton of Massachusetts has also submitted to the power of Beijing, by withdrawing his support for a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist government. He talked about this on (where else?) MSNBC, and apparently chose to speak up to counter the implication that the Chinese government might be worse than the danger of the “racist” Trump administration. I think we can tell this idiot he needs to quarantine his mouth.

Thanks for writing, Robin, and for your perspective on China’s role in the spread of this virus.

RELATED READINGThe challenge of getting truth on origin of Chinese virus

From Dobbin:

Good article, Governor, but I don't think there is a level 5. Pretty sure level 4 (BSL 4) is as high as it goes, and if BSL 4 protocol were followed, this wouldn't have happened. If!

From the Gov:

Hi, Dobbin. Um, that line about “Level 5”? As the great ol’ cartoon rooster Foghorn Leghorn used to say, “That’s a joke, ah say, that’s a joke, son.”

From Julianne:

I recall some information coming out of China in late December about mass graves. The links I had to those are gone, missing, removed....something. Since this virus hit the elderly and sickly, those people were just considered collateral damage and expendable. We will never know how many died in China from this virus. The truth will not be told by those in power, and all those that know are dead or missing.

From the Gov:

Thanks for writing, Julianne. My researchers have encountered similar online brick walls. Also, they find that certain well-documented, credible stories from here in America are avoided by the mainstream media like –- pardon the expression –- the plague. (Always ask yourself about a story that seems to just go away, “Why am I not hearing more about this?”)

But to your point, you are correct about the value of life in that country being essentially on par with that of an 8-month-old fetus in the eyes of Planned Parenthood. As far as those in power are concerned, lives are expendable and certainly considered collateral damage if there is a larger goal to be achieved. Unfortunately, some in our own media, particularly social media, have been quite cooperative in their effort to –- again, pardon the expression –- “bury” stories and commentary. We’ll continue to look into the mass-graves story, but you’re right: many details about this will likely never be known.

From Jeanine (excerpt):

I listened to NPR and OPB the other day after the Task Force had given their faithful, intelligent update on the coronavirus and could not believe what I was hearing. Everything that was said on NPR and OPB was the opposite of what was reported by the Task Force. It was lying. And then hateful commentary.

From the Gov:

It’s as I said, Jeanine. One might as well be listening to Nancy Pelosi...or the Chinese Communist Party. And if Congress is looking for places in the budget to cut so they can more easily help shuttered businesses and Americans out of work...they might start with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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  • Rose Hunter

    04/02/2020 05:47 PM

    I’ve been to China. My older son and his family were linguists there for ten years, and I’ve seen the totally unsanitary conditions there, as far back as 1984 when I visited the a Great Wall and got to use the trench toilets there. I’ve seen a wet market and was horrified at what the common people eat. There is such inequality between the lives of party members and the common farmers and factory workers there. In smaller towns ( of just 2,000,000) I watched people wash their clothes, dishes, vegetables, and bodies in the reservoir and then fill buckets to take home for drinking! Believe me, I pray fervently for the true Believers and common people of China- and even for the leaders.

  • Karen L Clancy

    04/01/2020 12:32 PM

    Thanks so much for your newsletters. We regular Americans can't always figure out which news is correct. I always feel you tell it like it is! Again thanks

  • Donald Starkey

    04/01/2020 11:51 AM

    I am old and retired now but practiced medicine as a family physician and also ER medicine for over 40 years. Our work involved contact with many patients in isolation and other times with contagious patients. In those days we used regular surgical masks and had no cases of transmission of disease with this protocol In my humble opinion, we could be nearly virus free in this nation if we were to require every single person to wear a surgical mask whenever leaving their home. Those that were asymptomatic would not be carrying the virus and spreading to others and vice versa. Essentially it would be the same as everyone being in isolation. The problem would be the availability of masks for everyone, but still less than ventilators.

  • Steve Alarid

    04/01/2020 08:26 AM

    By just looking at a coronavirus tracking map, for example the map published by Johns Hopkins University (, it appears to my untrained eye that the number of infections is disproportionately concentrated in the U.S. and Western Europe. China has less than half the cases reported in the U.S. Russia has less than 3000 cases reported. I have not seen this issue discussed in any news media. Is this an accurate picture of the situation?

  • Leonard LugoB

    04/01/2020 07:38 AM

    be in prayer for our Nation, we need to examine our hearts, let the Holy Spirit search our hearts, sin, things displeasing to Him, the Lord Jesus Christ,repentance during this sobering time. Don't panic or get hysterical, use common sense. No God didn't do this, Satan comes not but to steal kill and destroy, I am come to life and more abundantly, God allowed this, wake up the "Church"! We are praying for President, Nation, etc to end this virus.(don't listen to wicked media)be blessed

  • Kim Forthofer

    04/01/2020 01:31 AM

    Thank you, Governor, for all you and your staff report.

    I live in NC. We finally had a statewide stay at home order put in place on Mar 30. But, there are also counties (including Wake County, which is Raleigh) that have decided not to test all "possible" cases of COVID-19. They basically said, if you aren't bad enough to go to the hospital, just self-isolate for 14 days with your family and tell any contacts. This seems to me that they are wanting to make the numbers look worse.

    On Mar 30, it was reported that nearly 21,000 tests had been completed in NC (not including those that still needed to be processed). There were a total of 1373 positive results at that time, so that would be about 6.5% positive. And you can only be tested after testing negative for the flu.

    Also, we are being told that hospitals are overwhelmed by patients. I was at Duke Raleigh recently. They did not have a triage tent set up outside like so many are reporting. My husband and I went to the Clinic that is next door. There were guards and workers in mask at a check in point to ask if you had any symptoms, temperature, contact with anyone known to have the virus, etc. We answered no to all questions and were told we could go on to my appointment. All staff members in my clinic were wearing masks. My doctor asked me if I was given a mask when we came in and I said no. He said that was interesting. Then when we weree leaving the building, there was a lady (wearing a mask) that asked for the name of one of the workers. Evidentally he did not give her a mask earlier because she had answered no to all the questions. She was told that they were only giving masks to those that were showing symptoms or had known/suspected contact.

    This all seems rather interesting to me. I understand this is a new and unknown pandemic, but the flu kills more people each year. I've been saying for years that if people would stay home with fevers or when they were sick, then fewer people would get the flu. Almost everytime one of our boys was sick when they were younger was after a trip to Walmart or a grocery store and they had put their hands in their mouth after touching a buggy before we could use hand sanitizer that we keep in the car.

    Another thing that has me curious about the lack of testing. Since this is unknown, we don't know what long-term effects there may be. As a person with autoimmune issues, if something came up years from now, it would be interesting to know if it was linked to something else. I know some question a link between chronic fatigue and mononucleosis. So, I guess I have two questions. Should everyone be tested, which some people want, but I know that you could test negative one day and then positive the next? Or, do you know if they are working on or know if it is possible to test your blood for antibodies or something that showed that you were no longer positive, but you did previously have it?

    Again, thank you for all the hard work that you and your staff do to bring the REAL news.

    Another quick note: I have to admit, I never really watched many of the President's news briefings before all of this started, but now I find it informative and a little entertaining when Trump scolds the press.

    Kim. from NC

  • Donna Sudbrook

    03/31/2020 10:04 PM

    People keep saying there is no treatment we need a vaccine but that is not true. The Communist Party of China sent people to Australia with covid 19 for care at their hospitals and they brought the treatment plan with them. When these bio labs around the world work on new viruses they also work on the treatment at the same time. That’s why our labs are right there with a vaccine too but let’s leave that discussion for later. Bio weapons are banned here but apparently Johns Hopkins has a grandfathered program for “research”. An HIV and malaria drug “Chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, and HIV-suppressing combination lopinavir/ritonavir have both reportedly shown promising results in early human tests.

    Researchers went as far as to say the medications made the virus “disappear” in patients carrying.” “ Patients would end up with no viable coronavirus in their system at all after the end of therapy.” Copied excerpts from .....This was breaking news Monday March 16.... you can’t find even some of the original articles on the original news sites anymore except in a few places.. 50 Australian hospitals under the direction of Dr David Paterson are involved. I would expect Australia’s death rate to be very low because of these medicines given in tablet form as a serious case is admitted to the hospital. The Governors and media decrying the deaths are crying crocodile tears. If a housewife in Maryland on Sarah Palin’s messenger list knows this, than all of them know this. The media with all of their drug commercials cannot nite the hand that feeds them and report on an easy low risk life saving treatment using long used recycled repurposed drugs... must let people die waiting for a rushed expensive vaccine with billions in profit potential. There is a book out Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime by Peter Gotzsche (2013) you won’t look at medication the same way again.

  • larry Walker

    03/31/2020 08:05 PM

    Here’s How COVID-19 Compares to Past Outbreaks

    Let look at more H1N1 and HIV

    we are closing schools and Church’s for Global deaths to date: Over 4,700; the global death rate is estimated at 3.4 percent Trusted Source, but certain areas are seeing a death rate of just 0.4 percent
    Can the government really have that much power?

  • Donna Simmons

    03/31/2020 07:04 PM

    Maybe Pelosi & OAC are getting their way with clean air by keeping airplanes from flying contaminating the air as well as cars off the road cause we are all mostly home. More than 1 way to get their Jezebel controlling spirit with this real manmade virus to force us into your socialistic/communistic under handed policies to euthanize the elderly like aborting the unborn. LORD HELP US....

  • Aaron Woien

    03/31/2020 06:45 PM

    I know this appears to be a conspiracy theory, but here goes . . . I suspect the Biden campaign colluded with President Xi to spread the virus in hopes of preventing the re-election of President Trump. This would not be an unprecedented dirty trick by the Democrats.

  • jack macdonald

    03/31/2020 05:43 PM

    It gratifies me to see how many of your contributors have recognized Pelosi for what she is. There has to be a major flaw in an electoral system that would reelect this airhead over and over again. Part of the flaw comes down to money buying elections. A fundamental job requirement for the position of Speaker, the 3rd most powerful position in our system, should be a functioning brain. She claims to love and pray for everyone because she is a good catholic and all the while does the work of the devil. She believes in abortion and seems to now know that this is not condoned by her religion, but would be condoned by the dark angel of death. How smart do you have to be to understand that you are going against God's will when you kill the innocent? Words cannot describe how small a person she is. She should be the poster child for term limits.

  • Linda Olds

    03/31/2020 05:27 PM

    We know a lot, though not all, about the deep state, about the crimes of the left, and the lies covering up for

    Do you think that anything will ever be done about it? Any justice?

  • Anne Turner

    03/31/2020 05:10 PM

    I have friends who listen to NPR and watch PBS news because they view it as non partisan. And I have bridge in NY I can sell you, decontaminated of course. What has happened to Nancy? Is she getting senile? As I recall she was fairly reasonable before Trump. Now she is devout Catholic who believes in wholesale abortion, people living on the street, downright hatred of POTUS, protection of illegal immigrant criminals, and her lies are unbelievable. Don’t the reasonable Dems in the
    House, snd there are some, find her an embarrassment?

    I dropped a glass, ran out of paper towels, forgot to put the trash out, got a hangnail and I have only Trump to blame. It’s so nice to not be personably responsible for anything. It’s nice to know there are countries like China that do such a good job of protecting their citizens, oops subjects that is. I’ve been there and the zoo Pandas live better than most rural Chinese. What has happened to the world, collective dementia?

  • Glenda Lagerstedt

    03/31/2020 04:51 PM

    I was shocked to see the video of Pelosi actively promoting and encouraging people to come to Chinatown in late February. How blatantly stupid can she get! And she shamelessly blames our President for not acting quickly enough to stop the spread of the virus? Thank you for getting that out to the people. I am going to do my part to spread the message. I am not a computer whiz by any stretch of the imagination but I would have thought that googling 'cases of coronavirus in Pelosi's district' would have produced some results but all I could get was footage of her inviting people to Chinatown. I also have been unable to find anything of the virus on the streets where the homeless live in close and filthy quarters. Keep getting the news out there, especially for those of us who may not be computer-savvy enough to dig up enough information on our own. Thankyou!

  • steve citron

    03/31/2020 04:25 PM

    Mr Manfred Parker, was one of the respondents, and I wonder like him, if this was not an intentional release of the virus. I am not usually one of the conspiracy nuts, but do wonder could this have been a test run to see if the foreign countries could bring the world to a stop, so they can come up with an antidote and be the great savior. Then bring all the nasty and ungodly rule of Communism. Could China be trying to take over silently, and are being helped by the likes of Pelosi, and all the socialist clowns we have in our dark Government swamp? Was this to an OFFENSIVE type weapon because of our President bringing their, ( China's), market flooding, and currentsy manipulation to a halt?

  • Suzanne Utts

    03/31/2020 04:12 PM

    If that vaccine contains cell lines from aborted babies nobody should take it. Ditto if it has aluminum, mercury and other preservatives. Nobody should be REQUIRED to take it. Nano technology could put a teeny tiny microscopic thing inside the vaccine that monitors us or can be turned on in our body causing all kinds of havoc.

  • James Evart

    03/31/2020 03:37 PM

    Why not concertrate all of our efforts on producing the drug therapy that we know works (hydroxy.. et, al.), give it to everyone in the country whether they have the virus or not, until the vaccine is eventually available? Would not this protect those who don't have the virus yet and in 6 or 7 days heal those who do? Would this make the testing for it a moot point and get everyone back to work within a week or so of everyone having taken this drug cocktail? You want to wonder if China has already done this? Did this drug not work on 78 of 80 (97.5%) of the cases in France within 6 days? Are not all of the other reports of the actual results of this drug the same? Do we have the luxury both in the destrustion of lives and our economy to waste time on developing a tank when we have a sword that ACTUALLY works, at least for now.....when we need it most?

    To be cautious and prudent is always necessary but in the face of the certain death of many, sometimes shortcuts are not only necessary but required to save lives. Isn't that why the atomic bomb was used to shorten the war? Did not that one action save more than a cumulative million lives from both sides?

    Make this hydroxychloroquine/ZTab/Zic therapy available to everyone and let's get back to work!

  • Diane Rowlands

    03/31/2020 03:32 PM

    Why did the House put Pelosi in power. She is ridiculous. Ever since she became Speaker, most of her comments are naive. That's putting it mildly.

  • R Reedy

    03/31/2020 03:16 PM

    Who can help with this? Taking too long...??
    heard about the letter from Capt. Crozier (Tuesday) morning, I know that our command organization has been aware of this for about 24 hours and we have been working actually the last seven days to move those sailors off the ship and get them into accommodations in Guam. The problem is that Guam doesn’t have enough beds right now and we’re having to talk to the government there to see if we can get some hotel space, create tent-type facilities,” Modly said.

  • Dan Prouty

    03/31/2020 03:02 PM

    What does blood-stained fingerprints on your fiddle mean?

  • Dusty

    03/31/2020 02:58 PM

    Pelosi is going to turn out to be one of the most disgusting politicians of our time . She needs to now retire and go away at age 80 I say this at age 77. Not the time to push your agenda but to work together on solving this most horrible virus around the World. Not just here. Hillary go with her and stay away.
    WHO why did they not pre warn the whole world on what was going on there and kept up the travels out of there all over the world and one of the worst was Italy what they did they to those people. WHY? Now I hear many friends talking about their meds our meds came from China WHY? I said look at everything else that we gave to them to make that we no longer do here like TV, furniture, our mills that closed up and WHY we allowed this ? Took away millions of great jobs? Guess who made the money like a Bloomberg off China? We gave billions to the WHO who should have warned everyone . Give to your food banks for those no jobs or money coming in. We have enough to all share. Thank all those at our grocery, drug stores still working for what they do putting their lives out there. All our delivery and truck who keep us functioning at these stores. Take care of them buy them a lunch ? Bring in candy to someone who you know is working for you. Pray per God is there. He knows.

  • rodney burke

    03/31/2020 02:34 PM

    Hy Mike, you suppose WHO is another org we should withdraw from and pull any funding? I vote for that. We now know and it is well documented, that china is not only OUR sworn enemy but that of the rest of the world. and since dems are parroting them, we can officially call them the enemy of the American people. If they are on the side of China, and China is our enemy, what other conclusion can we draw?

  • Lisa Ford

    03/31/2020 02:33 PM

    Amen Corp for Public Broadcasting needs to go away. I wish somehow, people who know how to tell the truth could be on Prime Time educating this whole country. Break through all the lies. Do actual background checking, real proof for all to see & at the same time teaching Civics. What makes America so different from other countries. And how to be grateful for what we do have & how to be Patriotic. I know, dream on. Then maybe people would have no time to waste on countries with socialism & communism.

  • Betty Mealus

    03/31/2020 02:09 PM

    So sad that media is so corrupt. When I pass on correct information, I’m told that it is false news.

  • George A Reynolds

    03/31/2020 01:37 PM

    Linda and I have five married children and 13 grandchildren, and once in a while we like to get them all together for a family dinner. Well, we did that last night, only it was a "virtual" family dinner, conducted online using conferencing software. Three of our families in Virginia Beach, one in Norfolk, one in Goochland, VA, and one in Elon, NC all got together online at 5:40 pm for "family dinner". It was fun! And everyone had something different for dinner.