It all started with a ‘bug.’
An unknown virus began to make the news, and China was its creator. Some would say it was designed to take over the world with the help of a few other bad actors who wanted power, and the Chinese government was willing to give it… for a price. But was the Chinese government the mastermind of the attack? Or was it the other way around?
As it turned out, the virus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), otherwise known as COVID-19, appeared as a strain of the flu at the onset of the infection. At first, it did not seem like a big deal. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) early on, we were told a pack of lies, or to be charitable… mistruths. But the biggest one was that the virus was not spread by human to human contact. Still, the Chinese government knew it wasn’t the truth and kept that information to themselves and other misinformation.
Just a couple of weeks in, the Chinese lies were being exposed, and the WHO was its early accomplice. The President ordered all flights into and from China to be canceled. He was mocked and criticized for the decision. Many on the left called him a xenophobe and a host of other criticisms aimed in defense of the Chinese. In many cases, hindsight can be the victor, and in the end, the President made the right decision. He managed to stop the bleeding, but it was already too late. Leaders from the Chinese government, or their designees, flew citizens infected to all corners of the globe to spread its mayhem. The plan was already in play. During their scheme to poison the planet, the Chinese were secretly hoarding masks, ventilators, and other medical equipment and supplies for their own, but withheld shipment of these supplies to other parts of the world. Even though a few of those companies that manufactured those items were U.S. companies doing business within China’s borders, they were refused shipment of those products outside the mainland. The rat was already shedding its stench.
On January 4, WHO announced that a “cluster” of pneumonia cases had broken out in Wuhan, the Hubei province of China. Within a couple of weeks, on January 19, 2020, the first known case of COVID-19 had reached our shores.
As the virus spread and folks started to die, both of those agencies, the WHO, and the CDC changed their tune. The Chinese broke their silence, not because they wanted to, but they had to. They were caught with their hands in the cookie jar and had to fess up, but not entirely.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Rahm Emanuel, former President Obama’s chief of staff
January 21, 2020
The situation room at the White House
The President didn’t waste any time, and was the first to speak, then started with the National Security Advisor, Robert O’Leary.
“Bob, what do you think?
“Mr. President, I think this is a deliberate attack.”
The President sat up in his chair, and asked, “That’s pretty ballsy, Bob. Why?”
Arms flailing, he replied, “Do you think for one minute this came from a fucking fish market? No way!” Then he exclaimed, “The Chinese don’t give a flying fuck about their own damn people, so why would they care about the rest of the world?”
Humorously, the President said, “Now, Bob, don’t hold back. Tell us what you really think.”
A bit of snickering could be heard.
“Oh, there is plenty more. We have satellite images of busloads carrying something surrounding crematories, and we think they are bodies. Witness say that erns are falling off the shelves in Wuhan. Mr. President, the facts seem clear to me. They hid and withheld evidence. Those assholes at WHO are certainly complicit. From where I sit, the world economy on the verge of collapse.”
The President asked, “But why? What is the motivation?”
“The trade deal, Mr. President, they hate it. Call it national pride, or whatever. Before we knew a damn thing, the Chinese flew contaminated folks all over the world. It’s going to ugly very quickly. I already see the writing on the wall. Those trips seemed deliberate and intentional to me.”
“It doesn’t make sense that they’d destroy the planet over a trade deal.”
“Mr. President, the trade deal to them is a declaration of war. With the way things are now with the tension in Hong Kong and their own economic uncertainty, it was almost predictable. As a bonus, with Taiwan lingering in the background, it adds up to a ticking time bomb.”
“But it’s not a war; its business.”
“Begging your pardon, Mr. President, it doesn’t matter to them. It is a war, and the net results are the same whether a single bullet was fired or not.”
Then the President asked, “Where is Fauchi on all this?”
Someone uttered, “Still riding the fence, Mr. President. He is a scientist, not a policy guy. He stays clear of politics.”
The President asked, “Does anyone think we have seen the worst of this thing?”
“Mr. President, the prediction models tell us we haven’t even got started. It will get worse before it gets better.”
“What do you think we should do?”
Dr. Stein, director of the CDC replied, “Mr. President, I believe now is the time to contain the virus at its origin.
“Robert, if I understand what you are saying, you are right.” The President stood up, and slammed his fist on the table, then said, “We need to stop the bleeding, and I mean now! I want all flights into and out of China to stop immediately.”
Charles Wolfe from Homeland Security responded with, “We’ll catch some heat. They’ll accuse you of overreacting, saying you are a xenophobe, or whatever else is in their playbook, especially your pals on the left.”
“I don’t give a damn, just do it!”
Call it instinct, a gut feeling, or a calculated gamble, but that decision most likely saved tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands. Charles was right, the President did catch some heat by the left and their co-conspirators in the media.
A few days after the travel ban announcement, a second confirmed case of the virus had shown its ugly face. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus that had been around since December 2019.
On January 30, the Director-General of the World Health Organization met with the Chinese President and shared information about the virus and promised their cooperation with the WHO to get the virus under control. On the same day, the shit hit the fan.
The World Health Organization announced to the world that the virus was now a public health emergency, and the outbreak met all the criteria for such a warning. Every country was told to prepare for sudden illnesses associated with the virus. The plan included containment, surveillance, early detection, and isolation to reduce human infection and to prevent secondary infections.
The Chinese continued to put on a happy face and assured the rest of us they had everything under control. Wrong. The world was beginning to panic as word of a global pandemic spread universally.
It was the Presidents job to become our Commander in Chief Cheerleader and tried to comfort a frightened nation.
“We think we have it very well under control. We think it’s going to have a very good ending for us. That I can assure you.”
Before the travel restrictions, it was estimated that 300,000 people came to the U.S. from China in January 2020, with no restrictions on Americans going back and forth to China.
On February 2, the travel restrictions with China began. The only flights allowed into the U.S. were those carrying immediate family members of U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and the flight crew, but all were subject to a two-week quarantine. The others were refused entry.
Conspiracies and deception were already crowding the information put forth on the internet, but one thing did remain a fact. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, was hand-picked by the Chinese government and continued with the narrative that the Chinese government had everything under control. Wrong again.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had to step up and tell the entire world that the COVID-19 outbreak was now a global pandemic. Infected people in China grew thirteen times as initially reported, and the number of infected countries had tripled. There were more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4291 victims lost their lives. Three days later, the virus had spread to all the U.S.
March 22, 2020
Governor Cuomo Signs the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order, which was really code for a stay at home order. What they referred to as non-essential businesses, were ordered to close until further notice. The rest of the country followed suit except for rare exceptions. This was the beginning of the end of a thriving economy. We had gone from record unemployment numbers in the low single digits, then swelled to double-digit, nearing depression-era unemployment. The country, as well as most of the world, was not only bleeding to death, it was hemorrhaging.
We were ordered to go on lockdown in our own homes and ‘stay in place,’ then we had to go back to kindergarten, you know, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and for God’s sake, don’t touch your face. Social distancing became the phrase of the day. Stay six feet apart from one another when out in public, and only when you could, or had to leave your home. Hugs, handshakes, and any other form of friendship were practically outlawed, other than a distant wave.
Most of the country was only allowed to leave our homes to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, big retail box stores, and a handful of others. Everything else was ordered to shut down or face fines or jail time. Haircuts, restaurants, and private gyms were ordered to close. We couldn’t even bury our dead with a decent funeral, and usually, the only guest was the one in the box. But the most painful of all was no more manicures or pedicures.
As the pandemic spread, widespread panic was in full force. Grocery stores were being emptied, antiseptic products and toilet paper became the hot commodities, and all were wiped out.
We were told not to wear a face mask, then we were told to wear a face mask, and that debate continued; to wear or not to wear, that is the question. And yes, you guessed it, another shortage. At the President’s requests, manufacturers were commissioned to make masks, and they did… by the millions. Hospitals were yelling to high heaven about the shortage of much-needed respirators. Again, good ole’ fashion U.S. ingenuity ramped up, and they delivered.
As the virus continued its journey, and folks started to die, the primary agencies in charge of things, the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization changed its tune. The Chinese broke their silence, not because they wanted to, but they had to. They were caught with their hands in the cookie jar and had to fess up, but not entirely.
Within just a few short weeks, our Constitution was just a piece of paper to wipe our collective asses, and the Bill of Rights was tossed out the window. As news of the pandemic began to make its way across the world, the reality of it all started to set in.
To add fuel to the fire during the first six-weeks of the pandemic, and as a bonus to the arbitrators of the pandemic, a black man was essentially murdered by four cops in Minnesota. The country was already a tinderbox, and this was all that was needed to light the fuse.
Tensions were already on full alert, and peoples were at their wits-ends, and this was all the excuse folks needed to go outdoors. Unfortunately, their outdoor activities and peaceful demonstrations turned into riots, looting, and the destruction of many businesses.
Those were the facts, now let us get to the truth.
The first attack was a success to a degree, but not near the damage they intended. However, it still spread worldwide fear and a global economic collapse. Entire nations were on lockdown, massive unemployment, and chaos followed. Hospitals were flooded, Navy Hospital ships were deployed, and makeshift triage units were spread across the country in known “hotspots.” Anyone with a hangover or a migraine thought they were victims of the virus and rushed off to the nearest ER.
We were all confused at first. Were our guts going to explode, or our brains leak out of our ears? We were clueless… even the experts. As time moved along, the early victims who died were the elderly. Children were thought to be immune, but that all changed when some of them died as well. The sweet spot for survival seemed to be somewhere between late adolescents and those under sixty-five, but it was the oldest that suffered the most. Basically, you were screwed if you were sixty-six and older.
World economies were falling in ruin, but one setback still remained; the virus was not as lethal as earlier expected. They needed a plan B.
Somewhere at a hidden location.
A small group of men met in a small cabin hidden deep in a wooded area somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
It was a cold afternoon, snow fluttered to the ground, and covered everything in its path. Surrounding the perimeter, was a ten-foot-tall stone wall, topped with razor fencing, and tripwires. The only entrance to the camp was a sentry of heavily armed guards. Those in attendance were representatives of world power players who met to discuss the virus’s first wave and continued plans for future attacks. Five men had already gathered, awaiting the sixth.
The remaining member was Kurek. He kicked in the door, then slammed it behind with a loud thud. The others stood at attention and composed.
Kurek slammed a newspaper on the table for all to examine, then shouted, “Can someone explain to me what the fuck is going on?”
Reluctantly, Sergio, Kurek’s right-hand man, stood up and replied, “What’s the problem, Kurek? We accomplished what we were ordered to do.”
Kurek, pointed at the newspaper, then shouted, “Oh, really? What accomplishment? Where are all the dead people?”
Another replied, “China took a big hit.”
“Oh, wow. That’s amazing. Hey, dumb shit, the Chinese are supposed to be on our side!” Kurek calmed down a bit, then gathered his thoughts. “I guess it’s alright. It fits the narrative.”
“What do you mean.?”
“Don’t you think it might be a little suspicious if everyone started dropping dead instead of them?”
Sergio replied, “I suppose you are right, but those writing all those checks want results, and this lackluster attack didn’t impress them one damn bit. What do we do now?”
Kurek’s answer was brief.