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Coronavirus Central is a daily podcast which covers the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with open source intelligence to promote public health, information, and safety.

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Episode 73 is a review of the quickly deteriorating United States and China relationship that is advancing across all fronts and pulling countries to different sides as the coronavirus serves as a constant drumbeat adding pressure domestically in both nations.  As a major lockdown occurs in China's Northeast with fears of a new strain with longer time to appearance, we see a feud break out at the WHO, consumers not wanting to purchase from either country, trade fraying, mistrust growing, and escalation over arms and Taiwan.  As a Pentagon study shows America losing a future war with China and the People's Congress feeling pressure to push back with more than propaganda, two countries driven by mistrust, fear, suspicion, and the need to deflect blame represent a dangerous dance for not just each other but the entire world. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html   Despite zero reported official cases, major new lockdown in Chinese Northeast: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/world/asia/coronavirus-china-lockdown.html China - US spat at WHO: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/health/coronavirus-who-china-trump.html Economic nationalism rising in both American and Chinese population: https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3085103/coronavirus-china-us-consumers-tun-each-others-goods-pandemic Kudlow dismisses fear China will dump US sovereign debt: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/498493-kudlow-says-china-wont-sell-us-debt Rivalry intensifies to cover Taiwan more deeply: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/bellicose-us-china-rhetoric-looms-over-inauguration-of-taiwan-president/2020/05/20/e63e9fe4-9a66-11ea-ad79-eef7cd734641_story.html  Chinese paper asks if America and China are destined for conflict: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3085321/destined-conflict-xi-jinping-donald-trump-and-thucydides-trap Pentagon war g
The seventy second episode features a review of the highly contentious partisan response amidst the question of how we build a functional economy that can be sustained in the face of pandemic and urgent human need.  We start by seeing how the locations where the outbreak happened shaped the public narrative and now we have a fight being set up as the false division of health versus economy.  People themselves report they want the choice for both as health should be covered and payments sustained to mitigate risk.  In particular focus are the unemployment payments which are now being attacked in certain quarters for making some Americans wealthier than they were before while working, which at that modest amount, should have us questioning much more.  With home building dropping, mortgage foreclosures still rising, and uncertainty bad enough before a second wave the Pentagon privately admits likely, why are so few people asking why we rush so hard to defend an economy that clearly needs to be rethought? Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html  How Democrats and Republicans are getting even more hostile: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-coronavirus-increasingly-exacerbates-the-red-blue-divide-11589810871 The impending fight over who gets stimulus next: https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-wave-of-coronavirus-stimulus-payments-hinges-on-debate-over-reopening-economy-11589880603 Most Americans want health care coverage and financial support during pandemic: https://www.studyfinds.org/three-in-four-americans-agree-universal-healthcare-is-needed-during-coronavirus-pandemic/ Home building collapses 30% in April reflecting impending issues industry wide: https://news.yahoo.com/us-home-building-collapses-30-april-amid-pandemic-132851119.html 68% of unemployed doing better financially than working before: https://www.newswars.com/68-of-unemployed-workers-in-the-u-s-are-eligible-for-payments-that-are-greater-than-their-lost-earnings/ Internal Pentagon Memo has them preparing for a second wave and ongoing global problems with Cov
Episode 71 looks at the most recent information about viral mutation, spread, and how it connects to us.  We start with the troubling outbreak of Kawasaki Disease, a heart symptom affecting children in Italy and New York.  As we come to see not just the different mutations, but how they oddly impact the functional proteins unlike any other coronavirus, we're reminded just how distinctive Covid behaves.  We see how eyes are impacted, how cats may be carriers, and are reminded of how disjointed policy has become with respect to the science.  A deeper dive into the ways Covid interacts with our cells shows not just ACE-II, but CD147 and CD26 are just the first suspected targets as we race against time and the disease in a war whose future we cannot predict despite our own dangerous complacency. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html Outbreak of Kawasaki Disease in children related potentially to Covid: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31103-X/fulltext Evidence for mutations happening in highly conserved structural proteins unlike other coronaviruses: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2020.05.16.099499 Sailors test positive for reinfection aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sailors-aboard-us-ship-test-positive-time-70725300  Dangers of transmission through eye for coronavirus: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200512/Potential-for-COVID-19-transmission-from-human-eye.aspx Cats as risk as asymptomatic Covid carriers: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2013400 Initial study reporting CD147 receptor route: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.14.988345v1  How Covid interacts with ACE2, CD147, CD26 and potentially other receptors: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.14.090332v1  This program remains free, posted every weekday, with support from listeners like you.  Correspondence, stories, and donations to keep this going can be sent to: PO Box 35, Greenville Jct, ME 04442.  Or, m
For episode 70, we travel north to Canada for a comparison against what the United States experiences.  A more robust policy response including direct aid support has helped minimize suffering for most Canadians, although a terrible failure in nursing homes, existing outside their public health system in many cases, has driven the vast majority of their deaths.  We look at Montreal having many problems including the abandonment of elderly at one nursing home.  The bank has been buying everything it can up there also, but with 3 million plus already unemployed in the country of 37 million, a projected economy drop of potentially 40%, and debt quickly rising, the questions of what a re-open will permit are a problem up there as everywhere.  Food prices are rising, scarcity may become a problem, and the question of a recovery in the best of situations, even with a government more committed to the safety of their people, is uncertain at best and difficult to envision in the short of medium term. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html Montreal among worst hit cities worldwide: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/coronavirus-montreal-canada-hit-hard Massive problems in nursing homes countrywide: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/no-easy-fix-for-long-term-care-home-problems-highlighted-by-covid-19-1.4932175 Workers abandon nursing home patients in heart of pandemic: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/records-reveal-chaos-in-the-days-before-staff-abandoned-the-herron/ Canada quickly implemented a robust financial response with an emphasis on getting money out quickly: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/behind-the-scenes-of-canada-s-emergency-response-to-covid-19-1.1436357 A return to the old economy seems impossible: https://www.macleans.ca/economy/the-economy-may-never-return-to-what-it-once-was-coronavirus-canada/ Bank of Canada seeks business and household debt as growing problems especially with Covid outlays: https://www.inve
We take the 20,000 foot view in Episode 69 as we look at the bigger problems with the economy and how society has to restructure itself to meet the demands of people which change less amidst a virus that is making us rethink much of how we live.  We start by looking at a Fed wanting to do more, a Washington incapable of doing anything, and how the original buying in strategy is reaching beyond where private capital will go as bankruptcies rise, profits and taxes fall, and demands for bailouts become bigger.  States are working in conjunction, debt amnesty is proposed, and solutions being mentioned now might prove possible in a second wave destroying hopes for a V recovery.  We see the questions arise about where people will live in a world where people are a viral threat, how automation means jobs are not coming back, and the thought of UBI as a solution to a world where people need money, businesses can't hire them, consumption is required, and government are asked to act. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html Fed less concerned about debt than restarting economy: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell-fiscal/fed-chief-has-no-time-to-worry-about-u-s-debt-during-wartime-idUSKBN22P30A Private capital warning stock market is massively overvalued: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wall-street-heavyweights-sounding-alarm-223330724.html Bankruptcies starting to mount in America: https://news.yahoo.com/wave-covid-19-bankruptcies-poses-next-threat-us-012544535--finance.html The fight over what DC will or won't do: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/will-we-get-another-irs-stimulus-check-what-we-hear-about-a-proposed-second-round/ Sales tax shortfalls massive throughout NY due to shut down: https://nypost.com/2020/05/12/ny-sales-tax-collections-plunged-24-in-april-comptroller-says/ Western states requesting trillon dollar bailout: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/politics/western-states-relief/index.html Biden endorses amnesty on mortga
Episode 68 was supposed to be about the divergent policy responses caused by the political polarization in the United States.  After a serious look at just how well ideology is now predicting expectations beyond science, we see such American absurdities as the Right deploying a militia to defend a barber shop in Michigan, or the Left using the virus to decry toxic masculinity in mask usage, all ignoring this deadly pandemic.  Deeper research into antibodies show more compelling evidence of ADE, that the sequence of strains may convey either immunity or severity, and offers a startling but evidentiary backed thesis from Japan that says earlier strains are the biggest determinant in why some places get wrecked, others do not, and who is at risk going forward, with America and the West in bad shape.  If that's not enough, we also see evidence how ACE-II wide dispersal in the female reproductive system and fetal presence suggests earlier and wider dangers as this evolves unless we come together quickly to fight Covid instead of one another. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html Partisan responses determine preventative actions taken: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-new-survey-shows-how-republicans-and-democrats-are-responding-differently-138394 Militia defends an open barber shop in MI for "freedom": https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/armed-militia-helped-a-michigan-barbershop-open-a-coronavirus-defiance-that-puts-republican-lawmakers-in-a-bind/ar-BB13ZE8z Media uses viral as example to lecture about toxic masculinity and whiteness: https://www.vox.com/2020/5/12/21252476/masks-for-coronavirus-trump-pence-honeywell-covid-19 Chinese study demonstrates how antibodies for Covid don't cross to other SARS viruses as expected and have different capacities where some are less effective: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.21.990770v2 Japanese study demonstrates sequence of infection by strain determines severity of illness, possibility of herd immunity, and suggests potential bioweapon model: https://www.cambridge.org/engage/coe/article-details/5ead2b518d7bf
In Episode 67, we look at the most updated numbers, modeling, and assumptions about how to work out the epidemiological response moving forward.  With many more people having experienced Covid, we still remain at just the beginning of this outbreak, with far more having kept apart, and as we begin reopening in America, the question of what launching the transmission rate, R, might mean gets tackled here.  We look at how much mobility might impact the reduction, what non-pharmaceutical interventions would prove necessary, the clear and not so clear risks of herd immunity, and the question whether a vaccine is even possible.  There are no clear answers, but learning to ask the questions more clearly is what we must do rather than stumble forward blindly as we seek to determine which variables are crucial. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Live tracking numbers from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html Places opening up show the most troubling trendlines: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1204751 Nursing homes have many cases and most deaths: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/09/us/coronavirus-cases-nursing-homes-us.html The statistical reason you need a R value well below 1 during an outbreak: https://theprint.in/world/world-is-talking-in-r0-values-and-infection-rates-but-coronavirus-doesnt-care-for-such-data/419481/ Study estimates every 10% reduction in mobility leads to a .04 - .09 reduction in R value: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.06.20093039v1 Pandemic just beginning as we have only seen a small number infected thus far: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/11/coronavirus-expert-michael-osterholm-warns-virus-spread-far-from-over/3108333001/ Understanding herd immunity, how it is reached, and the question about whether it is even possible: https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/herd-immunity-coronavirus.html UK PM Johnson admits vaccine solution may never come as UK recalibrates for long-haul: 
Our sixty-sixth episode looks into the long term dangers of Covid as we reassess the symptoms in this continually evolving disease.  From fever, cough, and breathlessness, to more obscure symptoms like loss of smell and taste, discolored toes, and diarrhea, we look at what these might mean.  Furthermore, we look at what people experience after getting sick, using a new study to strengthen our autoimmune argument as we look at clotting and inflammation potentially causing a host of symptoms.  Survivors are already suffering from being forgotten and neglected, and in the rush to move forward, we risk moving past not just the threat of the disease, but the needs of our people as well. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ How coronavirus attacks the body: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/10/coronavirus-attacks-body-symptoms/ Neutrophil calprotectin suggests immune response plays key role in thrombo-inflammatory storm: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.06.20093070v1 Most common symptoms of Covid, less common symptoms, and hints at assessment: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/06/850707907/from-loss-of-smell-to-covid-toes-what-experts-are-learning-about-symptoms Recovering Italians find their recovery incomplete as conditions linger and recur: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/world/europe/coronavirus-italy-recovery.html Long-term effects and symptoms occur in many ways: https://www.vox.com/2020/5/8/21251899/coronavirus-long-term-effects-symptoms This program remains free, posted every weekday, with support from listeners like you.  Correspondence, stories, and donations to keep this going can be sent to: PO Box 35, Greenville Jct, ME 04442.  Or, make donations electronically using Venmo @cvcprv. God Bless. Listen to tonight's live show at YouTube at 7 PM Eastern: https://youtu.be/zM7Shv9q6wY 
We close this week with our 65th Episode and see the world showing how things really work as opposed to the false delusions.  Russian oligarchs try to stop viral spread to stay afloat while Mexico struggles to keep up with the body county, Brazil's political crisis worsens, and in Africa, a slow, steady and painful burn is forecast.  We try to understand why things seem to be picking up again with hints about reinfection, sexual transmission, long lasting samples in lungs, all amidst the backdrop of an evolving pathogen, a collapsing global economy, and acrimonious competition between America and China. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Russian oligarchs stepping in as state falters to address social need: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-local-health-systems-buckle-russias-oligarchs-take-charge/ar-BB13Kzhq Brazil risks economic collapse as the pandemic worsens: https://news.yahoo.com/brazil-risks-economic-collapse-over-virus-lockdown-minister-233253172.html Crematoria working nonstop now in Mexico City as situation becomes desperate: https://www.abc27.com/news/health/fears-grow-as-coronavirus-bears-down-on-mexico-city/ WHO fears Covid will smoulder in Africa for years as lack of testing and resources conceal extent of contagion: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/08/coronavirus-could-smoulder-in-africa-for-several-years-who-warns Chinese think tank leak tells CCP leadership to be prepared for possible war with the United States: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-sentiment-ex/exclusive-internal-chinese-report-warns-beijing-faces-tiananmen-like-global-backlash-over-virus-idUSKBN22G19C More reports of Chinese reactivation of Covid: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-07/china-study-finds-5-to-15-of-covid-19-cases-are-reactivated First findings of coronavirus in semen: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/covid-19-found-in-semen-of-infected-men-say-chinese-doctors
Episode 64 picks up the discussion from the finance coverage last show to the pragmatic level of the problems of business.  We start first with the startling announcement the US military is not accepting anyone who had Covid moving forward as we consider what such a world means for consumer demand as some seek to reopen.  What do we end up?  Herds that are being sold for a fraction of the cost, fishermen in port, empty restaurants in Texas, and another 3 million plus unemployed today.  Banks continue tightening lines of credit as the Treasury signals resistance about helping businesses do what they need to cover overhead as the effort to force people back to work, profit be damned, seems to be stuck in DC and some states.  Amidst this, it's not hard to predict things will get worse rather than better as staple prices will rise, unemployment will rise, businesses will be broken, and mistrust will grow as the question of who eats the debt becomes a hot potato which will be brutal in the best case scenario and unimaginable should the predicted second wave snuff out any hope of a rapid recovery. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentral  Facebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscast YouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.meLinks: Latest statistics: https://covid19info.liveCase sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/Coronavirus survivors to be excluded from future military recruitment according to leaked memo: https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-... Bottlenecks in processing due to restaurant closures make fishing as well as farming unprofitable: 
For the 63rd Episode, we begin a two part look at finance, the economy, and the response to Covid by looking at the highest level.  This challenging episode will help you rethink how money works, share why America and other countries have a strange response, and explore the relationship between funding, loans, taxation and control.  Most importantly, you'll have the context to predict and understand what might come ahead in a time of pandemic, falling oil prices, low consumption, unsustainable debt, and the question of who pays for what.  The world is changing, and understanding what really happens is key to your ongoing survival. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Peak Prosperity's compelling argument for Covid being artificially enhanced at a minimum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZUJhKUbd0k The future of the Fed may be negative interest with perils ahead: https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2020/05/03/donald-trump-and-the-fed-could-be-about-to-destroy-the-us-banking-system/#105be70d7c1b Why do we pay so much in taxes when some print money for free: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/jeff-gundlach-slams-federal-reserve-questions-point-of-taxes-2020-5-1029165096 The rising demand for de-dollarization of the world: https://news.bitcoin.com/famed-economist-speaks-us-coronavirus-bailout-scam-american-imperialism-de-dollarization/ Fed now buying medium size companies while getting paid back, especially in energy, while Treasury handles smaller firms at higher risk with no return: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/05/06/Federal-Reserve-loans-eligibility-PA-natural-gas-companies-SBA-loan-program/stories/202005050015 Details of misleading "Main Street" Fed loan program whereby the central bank continues buying more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/federal-reserve-set-to-launch-main-street-loan-program Nine states now funding unemployment with Federal loans: https://www.politico.c
Episode 62 is the second part of our biological update where amidst projections of a worsening sickness and death rate, we look deep into the science.  We look at why D614G is proliferating and what it is doing to make Covid more adaptable, and look at one study from Georgia and another from Germany which independently confirm dysgenic immune response is the most reliable predictor for severity.  In short, Covid's worst cases are the ones where it learns to use our antibodies against us, presaging dangers for vaccine production and a second wave with a mutating disease that could be truly terrifying in scope. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ FEMA presentation suggests death toll may double by August in downward revision contested by administration: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8285675/Secret-FEMA-charts-warn-U-S-death-toll-hit-3-000-DAY-June.html Analysis of major emerging mutations from a functional perspective: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.03.066266v1 The same immunological reaction observed in Lupus occurs in B cells indicating co-opting of the immune system to cause most severe cases: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.20083717v1 The presence of autoantibodies (antibodies turned against the host) in the lungs show immune dysfunction leads to organ failure in most severe cases of Covid: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.27.20077180v1 Real possibility no vaccine coming: https://www.livemint.com/science/health/like-hiv-and-dengue-covid-19-also-might-never-have-a-vaccine-report-11588520135788.html This program remains free, posted every weekday, with support from listeners like you.  Correspondence, stories, and donations to keep this going can be sent to: PO Box 35, Greenville Jct, ME 04442.  Or, make donations electronically using Venmo @cvcprv. God Bless.
In Episode 61, we begin a two-part review of some breaking research that reveals that Covid is confirmed to be mutating in ways to make it more infective using both mutations and recombination.  Distressingly, it looks like modifications to the spike protein suggest that immune suppression and enhancement are possibilities for what we might expect in a second wave.  Where everyone will be looking for the number of people who have had cases and who have antibodies as a sign of safety, emerging evidence suggests this might be precisely the opposite as the development of an antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) or other immune dysfunction means Covid may have the capacity to weaponize our immune system against us.  Tomorrow, we build upon the new mutation research and the strange failures and dangerous research to show the evidence of how the second wave might have already quietly begun as we march openly into Covid's arms. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Evidence that mutations are occuring that increase infectivity, confirm recombination AND mutation, and suggests immune suppression via enhancement: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.069054v1 D614G mutation spreading widely to make Covid more transmissible: https://theprepared.com/blog/bad-news-a-newly-identified-mutation-makes-sars-cov-2-more-transmissible/ Wuhan was researching how to adapt vaccines for SARS to monkeys and kept having problems with ADE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6178114/#CR16 Study on how SARS vaccine research was hampered by immune response issues leading to worse outcomes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4018502/ Mutations will make development of vaccine more difficult and dangerous with scientists split on immune enhancement fears: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/15/8218 This program remains free, posted every weekday, with support from listeners like you.  Correspondence, stories, and donations to keep this going can be sent to: PO Box 35, Greenville Jct, ME 04442.  Or, make donations electronically using Venmo @cvcprv. God Bless.Join us on tonight's live show at 7 PM Eastern: https://youtu.be/Q1TAJZZxBcw 
Episode 60 expands the outlook as we check in on Russia, the UK, and Canada in more depth and see how hints of a second wave are peeking out from Germany to Singapore.  Global food supply chain issues are leading to greater insecurity presaging political issues.  The disappearance of Kim Jong Un as President Trump hints that the Wuhan lab is to blame for Covid only ratchets the tension further, as we close with diverging narratives in America as we see other countries finding the way to come together against a shared enemy: Covid. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Fear of second wave of Covid travels worldwide: https://www.the-sun.com/news/759445/coronavirus-cases-spike-germany-japan-china-lockdown/ Russian Prime Minister tests positive for Covid as death toll crosses 100k: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/848897621/russias-prime-minister-says-he-has-coronavirus-as-country-tops-100-000-cases New cases added to UK death count from nursing homes and outside hospitals: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/uk-deaths-pass-26000-mark-as-figures-include-nursing-home-cases-for-the-first-time-2020-04-29 Migrants cause second wave to rise in Singapore: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/28/world/asia/coronavirus-singapore-migrants.html Updates from the Canadian provinces: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coronavirus-covid19-april30-canada-world-1.5549172 Food shortages could be a third wave problem greater than all thus far: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-global-food-crisis/ Latest rumors from North Korea as Kim Jong Un remains missing: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8277471/North-Korean-defector-says-99-sure-Kim-Jong-dead.html Trump suggests Covid originated from Wuhan laboratory in contradiction to US Intelligence public statements: https://www.independent.co.
Episode 59 covers two areas in some depth, starting with good news from Korea suggesting viral shed improbable from recovered patients which should reduce contagiousness.  That is tempered by more reporting on strokes in younger people, as Indian scientists identify a potentially emerging dominant strain which may explain why we are seeing new symptoms emerge.  The challenges this virus is wracking upon the economy continue to worsen with another 3.8 million Americans filing for unemployment, and states doing all sorts of things to get people back to work, potentially not just putting their people at risk, but literally lying and compelling them to act against their own interest as we begin to see the partisan divide surpass the concern for public health.  We close by looking at why Hoover made the Great Depression worse as we risk replicating those same mistakes in this era. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Korean CDC believes false positive tests explain local reinfections: http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200429000724 Indian scientists find A2a strain emerging as dominant coronavirus: https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/emerging-coronavirus-queen-identified/cid/1768668 How HIV is invading the viral nucleus: https://ccr.cancer.gov/news/article/new-study-overturns-conventional-understanding-of-how-hiv-infection-occurs Younger Covid victims seeing strokes potentially from clotting in key blood vessels: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2020/04/27/why-is-covid-19-coronavirus-causing-strokes-in-young-and-middle-aged-people/#5256eb4234df Death tolls up beyond Covid reported numbers suggesting additional cases not identified: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/28/us/coronavirus-death-toll-total.html FL Dept. of Health silencing County Medical Examiners: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/29/florida-medical-examiners-were-releasing-coronavirus-death-data-the-state-made-them-stop/ Another 3.8 million Americans file for unemployment: https://www.theg
For the 58th Episode, we turn to a heavily divided America as we look at structural problems at both the economic and political levels and the challenges they portend.  After a quick update about a disturbing new problem with children in the UK that is potentially Covid related, we see Nevada and Colorado join the Western Pact and Florida basically let slip they're coordinating their open with Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee in support of the Administration and DC.  When you realize unemployment is in genuine risk of insolvency, the actions to open certain business, the recalcitrance of the Senate, and the unhealthy rush to begin again take on a new light as we see the Fed stepping up to help towns, with uncertain outcomes, as Congress does not.  We look at the Paycheck Protection Program that costs workers and businesses money, and as inadequate as the meat supply continues to be in peril, but the response from DC is forcing people to work as strikes portend in May.  Amidst all this, we see the hyperpartisanization make effective policy impossible as America slinks further into unsolvable conflict inviting the virus to do what it will. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Children Covid survivors developing Kawasaki Disease - a blood illness: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/health/kawasaki-disease-explainer-covid-19-intl-scli/index.html NV and CO join Western States Pact: https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/nevada-colorado-join-other-states-to-guide-end-of-virus-restrictions-2015807/ Southern alliance revealed by FL Governor DeSantis: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/04/21/southern-governors-create-a-covid-19-coalition-and-experts-fear-a-perfect-storm-1278753 State Unemployment running out of money: https://www.businessinsider.com/state-unemployment-funds-are-running-out-of-money-2020-4 Fed now buying many more municipal bonds under new guidelines: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-expands-municipal-debt-purchase-plan-to-allow-more-counties-and-cities-to-participate-2020-04-27 McConnell refuses to help states unless corporate liability removed: 
Episode 57 covers two delicate areas with depth and intensity.  First, we look at mental health in light of the tragic suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen from NY-Presbyterian and the many other Americans suffering.  From there, we look at how and why Covid may exacerbate this directly as well as indirectly in neurological effects of this most unusual disease with neurological and cardiological impacts beyond psychology and respiratory function.  The second half of the show introduces you to Shi Zhengli, Ralph Baric, and the frightful world of virological research, and the case for why Covid may be either natural or artificial, with a question left for you to consider. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Top ER Doc commits suicide: https://nypost.com/2020/04/27/manhattan-er-doc-lorna-breen-commits-suicide-shaken-by-coronavirus/ Mental health challenges and suicide prevention during Covid: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2764584 Neuropsychiatric problems arise in Covid: https://neurosciencenews.com/coronavirus-mental-health-16160/ Neurological symptoms expressed in coronavirus patients: https://www.sciencealert.com/some-covid-19-patients-are-also-reporting-neurological-symptoms Tiny blood clots making coronavirus more deadly: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-blood-clots-lungs-stroke/ Plasmin risk factor for Covid susceptability: https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/physrev.00013.2020 Profile of China's "Bat Woman" Shi Zhengli: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-chinas-bat-woman-hunted-down-viruses-from-sars-to-the-new-coronavirus1/ Lab-Made? Looking at Covid through Gain of Function research: https://medium.com/@yurideigin/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748 This program remains free, posted every weekday, with support from listeners like you.  Correspondence, stories, and donations to keep this going can be sent to: PO Box 35, Greenville Jct, ME 04442.  Or, make donations electronically
Episode 56 starts asking the question which will determine our near future about what comes from the impending reopening.  Hoping to restart the economy and alleviate quarantine fatigue, we see the suffering measured by food security, unemployment, and having families in unfamiliar situations is real.  Yet, we also see why the economic boom won't happen because of behavioral changes, that the loss of life expectancy has sharply risen amidst other unknown threats, and observe the echoes of the past warning us that caution has often proved wisest. Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ Experts worry about quarantine fatigue: https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Experts-worry-quarantine-fatigue-is-starting-15226487.php Re-opening America doesn't mean what people want it to mean: https://thebulwark.com/we-cannot-reopen-america/ Majority of unemployed Americans not getting financial support yet: https://www.vox.com/covid-19-coronavirus-economy-recession-stock-market/2020/4/25/21236595/unemployment-benefits-71-percent-didnt-recieve-coronavirus-layoffs The challenges of balancing home schooling and work prove highly stressful: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/i-just-cant-do-this-frustrated-parents-giving-up-on-home-school Meat supply issues worsening: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meat-supply-threats-grow-first-181155792.html Covid reduces life expectancy in men by 13 years, in women by 11 years: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/getting-coronavirus-will-take-13-21923127 Cross-country study of unassigned deaths suggest Covid death toll may be up to 60% higher: https://www.ft.com/content/6bd88b7d-3386-4543-b2e9-0d5c6fac846c Importance of testing asymptomatic carriers: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/26/opinion/coronavirus-test-asymptomatic.html Immunity passports may prove deadly as WHO shares there is no evidence yet for conferred antibody immmunity: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52425825 Glimpse into beginning of
Two big themes mark Episode 55.  We start by looking at secrecy in the UK, tragedy in Brazil, and growing Russian dependency on China to see the world beyond the human suffering of the coronavirus to see old orders disappearing to an uncertain yet undeniably novel future.  With oil collapsing, we see debt rising, and the big actors being protected for now as billionaires gain and banks rise, but small businesses suffer, people are unemployed, and food scarcity looms ominously on the horizon for wealthy and poorer populations alike.  A credit contraction is already beginning at the bottom as consumption remains low, and with local governments going in arrears to fill the gap, the question about the future should not be how to get back, but how we can survive the many unknowns we must all confront in the days ahead? Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ SAGE Group provides confidential and secretive guidance for UK response: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/world/europe/uk-coronavirus-sage-secret.html Nightmare in Brazil: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/23/842802500/living-through-a-nightmare-brazil-s-manaus-digs-a-mass-grave-as-deaths-mount Food vulnerability leading to global unrest: https://www.ft.com/content/443b74f7-e9f2-412f-b9d6-241168cc1710 Russia being drawn more deeply into Chinese orbit by coronavirus: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-pandemic-china-eurasia-russia-influence/ Oil price wars will lead to massive destabilization: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/oil-the-storm-before-the-really-big-storm America's four biggest banks are the biggest winners in response: https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-made-america-s-biggest-banks-even-bigger-11587639602 Billionaires increase wealth by 10% during pandemic: https://www.fastcompany.com/90490741/we-were-made-for-this-how-slack-became-king-of-the-remote-work-world Credit cards beginning to contract offerings in fears of defaults: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/credit-cards-
Episode 54 takes a hard look at what we should expect from a second wave.  Instead of basing our modeling on the idea those who have had Covid are automatically assumed to have immunity, against the growing body of evidence of weak antibodies, we look instead at the nature of what Covid does, what other coronaviruses do, and look at the physical reasons why a second wave could be far more dangerous.  We see clotting becoming a major problem, eyes infected, and connect these to a coronavirus which can last longer, infect more ways, and has shown the ability to recur with greater virulence from mutation and greater risk to people from an increased volume of viral load.  We imagine a number of cured people going out to claim victory, but what if our future is far more sick people going out to unwittingly infect one another without the immunity they assume, dangerously, to possess, Join the Telegram chat at: https:/t.me/coronaviruscentralFacebook: @coronaviruscentralTwitter: @coronaviruscastYouTube:  Coronavirus CentralE-Mail: coronaviruscentral@pm.me Links:Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/Case sources: https://bnonews.com/Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/ China places millions in city of Harbin under lockdown in potential harbinger of subsequent Covid wave: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/new-coronavirus-outbreak-northern-china-21912009 Structural problems in studies of presence of coronavirus in California: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/coronavirus-antibody-test-santa-clara-los-angeles-stanford Mysterious blood clotting complication killing patients: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/A-mysterious-blood-clotting-complication-is-15218500.php Rising use of blood thinners to treat oxygen deprived and clot prone blood: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-blood/alarmed-as-covid-patients-blood-thickened-new-york-doctors-try-new-treatments-idUSKCN22421Z Reminder: Chemical study about how Covid attacks hemoglobin: https://chemrxiv.org/articles/COVID-19_Disease_ORF8_and_Surface_Glycoprotein_Inhibit_Heme_Metabolism_by_Binding_to_Porphyrin/11938173 Now more than 30 strains observed with Covid including some that are considerably more virulent: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-has-mutated-into-more-than-30-strains-say-scientists-in-china-11976380
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Grainne McGrath

Has this podcast moved?

Apr 18th
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Kevin Grimes

Where'd you go, Tom???

Apr 16th
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Graham Daily

LATEST NEWS AND DATA ON CORONAVIRUS COVID19 https://worldcoronavirus.org/

Mar 29th
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Marcy-Rusty Smet

Love this podcast! A great compilation of info from reputable resources. Also, thank you for praying for all of us during this trying time. I love the fact that you pray at the end. Your podcasts are packed full of scientific facts, but let's face it, as Christians both you and I know that science and Christianity do in fact go hand in hand. Something (and sadly) that many don't understand. Keep up the good work! I will continue tuning in daily!

Mar 21st
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Michael Navarro

gg

Mar 20th
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James Solano

I was beginning to like his podcasts until he was showing bits of right leaning politics then confirming it with prayers. He reminded just a tad a bit of Evangelicals surrounding Trump. I hope he doesn't sells you a holy water in the future that claims to cure Ebola, malaria, covid-19,etc. 😄

Mar 19th
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Werner Buitendag

Please give us some information in the southern hemisphere. I'm from South Africa and it is starting to het manic here and we don't know what to do.

Mar 19th
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Wendy

Great show. Many good points made.

Mar 13th
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Samantha Ortiz

I think you're great, and referred so many people to this podcast to get real news on what's going on with covid-19. Thank you. Keep it up!

Mar 12th
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Julia Burger

What's with the prayer at the end? This calls for science, not religion. You remind me of the fanatics during the black plague praying and whipping themselves to break God's "curse" of the virus, lol

Mar 3rd
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scott hyman

way too long and inconsistent audio

Mar 2nd
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@marketmasta

Bull Market's Black Swan Event and retail investors are still thinking stocks only go up. Nasdaq dot com 2.0 x10

Feb 18th
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