According to the New York Times (David E. Sanger, Eric Lipton, Eileen Sullivan and Michael Crowley — 3/19/20) the Trump Administration piloted a war game-like exercise called Crimson Contagion. The war game was conducted by the Health and Human Services Department in 2019 and was overseen by Robert Kadlec, a former Air Force physician who has spent decades focused on biodefense issues.
The war game’s fictional outbreak involved a pandemic flu that played out in real time and sprouted over 12,000 cases, the largest concentration centering around Chicago which had 1,400.
War games? Biodefense? For a contagion?
Here’s why. A pandemic war attack was expected, and then, in time, became imminent.
How do we conclude this? Crimson Contagion sprouted from the exact location and point of origin as COVID-19 did.
Let’s look closer at the details of the war game “Crimson Contagion.”
The outbreak starts when a group of 35 tourists visiting China are infected and then fly home to Australia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Thailand, Britain, Spain, and the U.S., with some developing respiratory symptoms and fevers in route.
Many of the events of the war game we’re now terrifyingly acquainted with today.
In the war game, as the virus spread quickly across the U.S., the CDC issued guidelines for social distancing, and many employees were told to work from home, or stay home altogether.
If war games were conducted in 2019, then it’s safe to say war games have continued to be played, and are being played even now.
If that’s the case, then for anyone to deny the fact that we’re in a war is unconscionable.
In a war situation two things you never want to do is panic or go into denial. They’re both deadly and will spread death and destruction faster than the enemy will.
The recent developments coming out of DC are as chilling as the coronavirus, in terms of danger. President Trump says he would consider government equity stakes in companies seeking bailouts.
This sounds all too familiar.
Recall the last few times we’ve heard a president utter this all too familiar mantra.
Question: If we—the US taxpayers—are buying equity shares into these companies, like we did with the banks, auto companies, etc., why haven’t we receive any dividends yet?
Are we to expect any dividend payments on this go around?
I’ll graphically answer that. Hold out your hands and wish on one hand and go to the bathroom on the other one and see which one fills up faster.