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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hallowe'en Countdown 30: Poveglia

Poveglia.  Image 31 October 2008 © IlGrandeInquisitore. Reproduced with kind permission.

I was first introduced to the chilling mysteries of Poveglia during last year's Hallowe'en blogathon. Bryan White, blogger over at Cinema Suicide, published an incredible post entitled, Poveglia, Island of Madness.  This carved-up island in the Venetian Lagoon has a centuries-long history of grief, suffering, violence - and above all, death.  Since Roman times, it has been a penal colony, a site of war, a plague quarantine zone and lazzaretto, and most recently - an insane asylum and home for the indigent aged.  Ugly things happened at that hospital, and it has been abandoned since 1968.

Even in the 16th century, Poveglia already had a terrible reputation.  When the Doge offered it at that time to Camaldolese monks, they refused to accept it.  With approximately 160,000 dead remaining on the island, its use for agriculture has been discontinued.

Image Source: Forensic Geology.

As a result, the island is closed to visitors. White summarized its history:
Poveglia ... has a really nasty reputation. See, in the 1500′s epidemic plagues had found their way to Italy again and the island became a quarantine zone for sailors seeking port in Venice. Sanitary conditions during this period of the middle ages were pretty bad and just about everywhere you went was a prime breeding pit for disease. Venice was mad obsessed with sanitation at the time and even though they managed to contain the victims on Poveglia, the city still lost half of its population during The Black Plague’s last great push through Europe. Oh yeah, I didn’t mention that yet, did I? Poveglia began as a lazaretto and became a holding pen for anybody even so much as suspected of having plague symptoms. It didn’t matter who you were, if it looked like you getting sick, off you went to Poveglia to die a miserable animal’s death and when the pile of bodies got too high, they toss the corpses in a pit and set fire to it. There are some serious mass graves throughout Europe; in places like Germany and Poland. They’re still turning up pits of corpses in the Baltics. The leftovers from the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia is also pretty heavy but none of them hold a candle to Poveglia. 50% of the island’s soil is made up of human remains. Bones routinely wash up on the shore and in the nets of sailors who fish too close to the island. Poveglia is a place of profound suffering. The estimated body count there was somewhere in the neighborhood of 160,000 and as a result has come to be known to paranormal enthusiasts as a “thin place”, where the membrane between here and the other side is particularly thin and while a shit ton of people exited through the plague pits of Poveglia, a lot of nasty energy was left behind and a lot of nasty energy came back through to influence and corrupt the events of the future.

Following the ebb of disease, the island was left mostly uninhabited. Being the place where over a hundred thousand people went to die, you gain a reputation and nobody wants to live in a place like that. With the exception of a couple of farmers tending to the particularly awesome crops that came as a result of rich soil infused with the remains of a shit ton of terminally ill people, nobody lives there. In 1922 a sort of retirement home was established there where local indigents went to wait out their final years. A portion of the newly built facility was dedicated to the mentally ill, as luck would have it. Legends of Poveglia state that the occupants of this home, not just the crazy ones, reported hearing sounds and seeing things. It’s all stock ghost story stuff, strange lights, apparitions, sounds of wailing, crying and screaming. 160,000 souls locked down to a place on Earth so rancid they can’t move on. Poveglia’s dire reputation affected the staff of the hospital, too, allegedly. An unnamed doctor in the island’s mental facility experimented on his patients, urged on by their babbling about plague victims, he developed sick and savage new ways to lobotomize his patients until his suicide attempt put the kibosh on continued medical malpractice. The unnamed doctor, suffering from what he thought were his own hallucinations, plunged from the hospital’s bell tower and managed to barely survive the fall. Disappointed, Poveglia’s non-corporeal population rose up from the ground as a mist and finished the job by choking him to death. ...

Since that time, there have been attempts to buy the land from the government, which is off limits to visitors. Private buyers have, on occasion, bought the island, moved in and then booked it the fuck out shortly thereafter, perpetuating the mythology of this black mark on the planet. To this day, Italy shows no sign of relinquishing the location to anyone. Business deals go sour. People move in and more out and it’s said that one such buyer beat a hasty retreat when their daughter sustained a mysterious facial injury requiring 20 stitches. Since that time, Poveglia has remained closed and rotting.
What strikes me is the sheer enormity of the Black Death; Poveglia's and neighbouring islands' relics are all that remains.  These sites bear the physical and spiritual scars from one of the most hellish pandemics the world has ever seen.  It killed as many as 200 million people in Europe in its first wave in the 14th century, from which the continent took over a century and a half to recover.  Plague epidemics recurred in Europe until the 19th century.  The photo below shows just how horrific the epidemic was.  It's no wonder that it still haunts us.  Places that were central to that history are still alive with long lost pain.

Mass grave - a plague pit with some 1,500 skeletons near Poveglia on Lazzaretto Vecchio. Image Source: Forensic Geology.
A Poveglian skull with a rock forced in its mouth - evidence that workers believed the corpse had become a vampire.  The rock was meant to prevent the corpse (which would still have had flesh on it when this ritual was performed) from drinking blood. Image Source: Forensic Geology.

During plague epidemics, people became convinced that Poveglia was home to vampires.  Forensic Geology:
During the worst outbreaks, the islands were quickly overrun with the dead and dying, who were hastily shoveled into grave pits, and when those were full, burned. Work crews on nearby Lazaretto Vecchio were digging the foundation for a new museum when they came across one such grave pit, filled with the remains of more than 1,500 plague victims. ... According to an MSNBC article, during epidemics, mass graves were often reopened to bury fresh corpses and diggers would chance upon older bodies that were bloated, with blood seeping out of their mouth and with an inexplicable hole in the shroud used to cover their face.

"These characteristics are all tied to the decomposition of bodies," Borrini said. But they saw a fat, dead person, full of blood and with a hole in the shroud, so they would say: 'This guy is alive, he's drinking blood and eating his shroud.'" Modern forensic science shows the bloating is caused by a buildup of gases, while fluid seeping from the mouth is pushed up by decomposing organs, Borrini said. The shroud would have been consumed by bacteria found in the mouth area, he said. At the time however, what passed for scientific texts taught that "shroud-eaters" were vampires who fed on the cloth and cast a spell that would spread the plague in order to increase their ranks. To kill the undead creatures, the stake-in-the-heart method popularized by later literature was not enough: A stone or brick had to be forced into the vampire’s mouth so that it would starve to death, Borrini said.
Further from Forensic Geology:
The soil on Poveglia island, combined with the charred remains of the bodies, formed a layer of sticky ash on the land. The top layer of ash has dried in the sun to form a fine dust that swirls in the breeze and catches in lungs. Part of the island core consists of a layer of human remains. Fishermen avoid this area, as the chances of catching a body part or two are high. ... Most boats refuse to call at the death isle, another of its names, but those who have landed report treading on ashes, hearing screaming, seeing moving shadows and having the urgent desire to flee. ... A few people have dodged the light police patrol that guards the island, and all have sworn never to return. They say the moans and screams that reverberate around the island are unbearable, fishermen tell of seeing mystery lights on the island. There is a feeling of the most intense evil, and one misguided thrill-seeker, upon entering the deserted hospital, was told by a loud disembodied voice, "Leave immediately and do not return."
Many people have reported ghostly phenomena on the island, and locals and non-locals alike believe Poveglia is home to angry, vengeful spirits who cannot rest. It is a place where thousands upon thousands of dead souls, so the stories go, have no peace.

The bottom part of Poveglia's triad of connected islands is called the Octagon. Image Source: Forensic Geology.

Poveglia is a magnet for ghost hunters and paranormal investigators. Below the jump, see the results when a team of three American ghost hunters, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin, spent the night there for the program Ghost Adventures, with only their electronic detection equipment to keep them company.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Coronavirus Comparison




See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Coronavirus, Asymmetrical Hybrid Warfare and Subversion


Image Source: 4chan.

The novel coronavirus sheds light on activities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). There is a lot of disinformation circulating in relation to the epidemic. It is hard to know what to believe, and in a sense, all versions of reality are true: the Party's Herculean humanitarian efforts to contain the spread of the virus contrast with their authoritarianism.

The Coronavirus, Anti-CCP Criticism and Disinformation

Chinese citizens have taken to social media to complain about the CCP. They are not political actors per se; rather, they are distressed individuals. Some personal videos may be faked. Given the misery of the woman in the video below, I do not think this is a fake source. But there is no proof that this is not an actress. Other social media examples of complaining citizens are here and here.

"wake up All China Citizen !!" she said (15 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Violent, frightening coronavirus videos have been circulating for the past weeks. They show screaming people dragged from their homes, out of their cars and off the streets, all presumably in Wuhan. The most infamous of these shows a gang of quarantine men pulling a woman from her car and apparently having her neck snapped on camera.

Police in #Wuhan #outbreak #coronavirus (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There are even videos which seem to show armed HAZMAT-suited teams shooting citizens outright rather than taking them to quarantine, although the presentation is ambiguous and probably false (as here).

Friday, February 14, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 3: Wuhan Explosion


#Wuhan explosion, heard 30 km away. Dozens of military helicopters flew by immediately. #coronavirus (14 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

According to Chinese social media rumours and this report, around noon, local time, on 13 February 2020, there was a large explosion in the vicinity of the new Leishenshan hospital which the Chinese built in a week in Wuhan. The area was attended by Chinese military helicopters. According to the video above, the authorities denied hearing the explosion and claimed they received no calls about it.


There are counter-claims online (as here) that this is fake news and the footage is from an earlier explosion in Tianjin in 2015. However, the footage used in debunking articles does not match the explosion footage circulating - purportedly from Wuhan yesterday - on Weibo.

Huge explosion of Gas pipeline in Wuhan, China (13 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.






CHINA VIRUS - WUHAN LOUD EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY DOZENS OF HELICOPTERS - LIVE COVERAGE (14 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 1: The Real Death Toll?


Tencent denies supposed epidemic death toll leak. Tencent denies showing real nCoV death toll, says media reports doctored (9 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There are now several hundred videos and reports on the nCov (COVID19) coronavirus each day. For my readers to have an idea of what kind of unconfirmed information is circulating on the Internet - and which may or may not be related to the pandemic - here is a NSFW photograph.


There is a report that a Vietnamese town of over 10,000 people in Bình Xuyên district was isolated on the afternoon of 12 February 2020; more chatter claims that over 2,000 people are quarantined in Saigon because the country is favoured by Chinese tourists. This supposed rumour comes from the Vietnamese military via 4chan. The rumour maintains that the Vietnamese government is following the same cover-up policy as the Chinese government because they do not want to damage their tourist industry.

Due to the volume of information, I will publish short posts with fragments which highlight one issue at a time.


Transcript of Interview with epidemiologist Prof Neil Ferguson from r/Coronavirus

Here is a selection from social media which counts the real death toll in different ways. Some reports note how the crematoria are running night and day in Wuhan; other reports - mainly from Taiwan - claim that the Chinese government has secretly called for one million body bags.

REPORTER GOES UNDERCOVER IN WUHAN, DISCOVERS REAL DEATH TOLL OF CORONAVIRUS (12 February 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

Chinese funeral home overwhelmed as coronavirus body count soars | 12FEB20 from r/nCoV

CHINA TO TAKE PRIVATE PROPERTY TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS; FACTORIES ORDERED TO MASS-PRODUCE BODY BAGS (12 February 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

3 BODIES IN 1 BAG. BODY BAG SHORTAGE. GOVERNMENT GAVE 1 MILLION URGENT ORDER TO FACTORIES. (12 February 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

Please note that there are comments on Reddit that the above video, which talks about three children in one body bag, may not be related to the coronavirus; two Redditors claimed that this footage came from an old report about carbon monoxide poisoning. I can't prove that. The protective garb of the people attending the dead children looks like it comes from the epidemic period in Wuhan, but I can't prove that either.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Pandemic Chats in the Darkness 1: The Black Swan Event


The Underground thinks the WHO is a subsidiary of the CCP. Image Source: 4chan. Click to enlarge.

To hear some people talk, we are already in World War III and do not know it. There are discussions online about the coronavirus which are far more extreme than MSM reports. I will release some of this information here in a series, since they are evolving into different narratives.

Beware the Biased, Unsourced Source

The source in this post is 4chan, which is racist, dubious, disreputable and censored for many reasons. They are politically aligned against the WHO, as you can see from the image above. They do not believe WHO reports. They have a definite bias.

However, 4chan is also known as a place where mainstream people sometimes come to release actual leaks. It is assumed that 4chan is chosen because the members of the Internet's alt-media monitor it and disseminate supposed leaks as a kind of under-narrative. The site's bad reputation as a source enables anonymity and plausible deniability for any leaker. Anything stated there can all be dismissed as LARPing, shitposting, and rubbish.

In between the seventeen-year-olds trading Nazi cartoon frog memes and nude vaginal photos, an occasional thread with real meat will appear. In January and February 2020, the site has featured leaks from people who claim to be working in Chinese hospitals and in American and UK disease control organizations. They are alarmed. Or they appear to be.

Black Swan Event

Image Source: Forbes.

The first fragment (collected in one image, below) is supposedly from a leaker from the UK Department of Disease Control (DDC). The person's posts describe the virus as a bioweapon. For what it is worth, I could not see any British-specific or American-specific spelling in the person's posts.
  • Heavily modified "chimera" strain of flu
  • "It produces rapid death while hiding behind a usually-harmless flu-type infection."
  • "I don't know what the US military might know."
  • It will cause an economic Black Swan event.
  • Not developed in Wuhan - it comes from another lab, "elsewhere." 
  • "Developed by China as a possible WMD."
  • The Wuhan quarantine is real, but there are other quarantined epicentre cities which China is not revealing.
  • The virus is excreted through sweat - you can catch it by touching the skin of infected people.
  • It spreads through air, blood, food, water. IE food in grocery stores can be contaminated.
  • The illness caused by the virus presents in stages: (1) asymptomatic; (2) flu-like stage that heals up and makes the patient think they have recovered; (3) then it hits the brain: "then it's, well, whatever the fuck this is deep down"
  • "The lungs secrete blood when infected fully." It causes the bronchi to rupture, so that infected people cough up blood, infecting anyone who tries to assist them.
  • There are vaccines which can be administered before or during the flu stage.
  • Death rate 70%-85%
  • "We don't know exactly how it got out ... we do not think this was done intentionally."
  • "At the highest level close-door discussions of international disease control, the only theories about this outbreak so far is what will exist after it."
  • "Expect pics of dead people on social media soon. Cities."

UK DDC purported leak (23 January 2020). Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

One anon asked, "How likely is it what you have is just flu and not this high-tech disasterpiece." The leaker did not say. But if this information is true, you may have flu and recover. But you will not know whether you had a normal flu until a week or weeks later, when either nothing happens - or the final stage of novel coronavirus will return.

Disclaimer for all 'Pandemic Chats' Posts
Warnings against Reading Weaponized Disinformation

My posting of this information does not constitute my belief in this information, nor my desire to spread fear. This 'Pandemic Chats' series is published here to make people aware of the scope of discussion. I do not know whether this is a milestone in the history of real bioweapons in public health or a milestone in the evolution of weaponized online propaganda. Or both.

There are good reasons why you should read this information with extreme caution and discernment. It is possible that the virus is a bioweapon or it may have arisen naturally. Either way, the Chinese government may perceive this outbreak as a bio-weaponized attack.

As such, the coronavirus epidemic might invite Chinese revenge. That retribution may come first in the form of a wave of Internet disinformation warfare, intended to spread panic and violence.

Read this information at your own risk. Treat it as a toxic waste neo-cultural cyber-event. Examine it with the sober reserve of an anthropologist. Coronavirus rumours may be an extreme new type of online propaganda. Do not presume the information is true.

But also understand that if these are real leakers and they are telling the truth to the Internet Underground to relieve their consciences, then the world is now a different place. 

I cannot assess the veracity, sources or accuracy of this (dis)information. Some of these fragments and citations refer to legitimate medical publications, which you can read, if you have time. If the rumours are true, you don't have time.

Click to enlarge any posted images. Read them with great care and pray that this is only the next level of dark social media, and not a milestone in biological history of our species.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.




Coronavirus: An Abundance of Caution


#Wuhan #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak (10 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There are so many sources floating around relating to this pandemic that I will begin to present fragments of information briefly or without comment.

For today, I will say that Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year (listen to the audiobook here) is a good portrayal of psychology during an epidemic. In preparation, you should listen to it now, even though it is a 17th century English source.

People in China are suffering! #Wuhan #China #CoronavirusOutbreak (10 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Defoe reported that some people who were infected became reckless and wished death on others. They knew they would die, and tried to take as many other people as they could with them. This may seem strange, but we have seen this reaction in Wuhan, China, where some infected people deliberately try to infect health care workers at hospitals. A video below shows a presumably infected group of people trying to spread the virus on elevator buttons. Notice in the next video that a cautious person has developed a counter-measure for riding elevators.

People trying to spread #coronavirus #wuhan #CoronavirusOutbreak (10 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Best way to touch stuff while moving around in #Wuhan #China #Coronavirus (10 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Preppers always talk about stocking up: sacks of rice and beans, batteries, water, vitamins, guns. The first and fourth videos above suggest that there is more to prepping that that. People who survive in disaster zones are clever, inventive, and observant. They adapt to a changed environment. They don't go into denial and they keep functioning. No one wants to become the poor person scaling the outside of a building in desperation, as in the above, tragic, second video.

There are many unknowns now, but if you want to prepare, cultivate a greater awareness of your environment and an abundance of caution, even when it seems silly or unnecessary. I don't mean go into full Bourne Identity paranoia, but learn to recognize when normal activity is out of whack. For example, regarding Hurricane Katrina and the Fukushima meltdown, I have written on this blog about one of the clearest warning signs of impending disaster: the wealthiest people in the area pack up and leave. They usually do this all at once, say, over a weekend. If you observe this happening, look around, ask some questions, have a think about things. Consider whether you are able to leave as well. If you couldn't do it now, figure out what it would take to be able to do that and work towards it. Do you need money, a passport, a visa? Plan where you would go. Have more than one option.

The Bourne Identity (6/10) Movie CLIP - Why Would I Know That? (2002) HD (16 June 2011). Video Source: Youtube. Reproduced under Fair Use.

Circumstances can change in an area in a matter of hours. Sometimes it takes the news cycle days to catch up with local events. Pay attention to people behaving or driving erratically.

Don't go everywhere in public staring at your smartphone. If you witness strange events unfolding, you may wish or need to use the smartphone to record what you see.

Be more mindful of the advice to avoid public transportation, lavatories, restaurants and laundromats, and plan accordingly. Pay attention to authorities, but don't rely on them to do everything for you. Know where public authorities' obligations to you start and stop.

Don't wait for the press conference which announces the outbreak has started. Two French schools near a touristed ski resort are closed after possible exposure to coronavirus and the area is facing a probe. Don't be like the French parents who are amazed that their children's schools and the local government didn't inform them of infection risks in the Alps. Parents should know exactly what their children's school policy and procedures are on the coronavirus, the regulated time frames for action, the contact names, the telephone numbers, the hierarchy of authority.

Everyone in your immediate circle should know these details. Don't rely on your spouse or partner to handle everything and remain oblivious. Don't leave your children in the dark.

House pets are not susceptible now, but imagine the heartbreak if the virus mutates and they become vulnerable. Even though it is not necessary to do so, look around now for alternatives to the communal dog park; clean out the cat box more often. You can see Redditors discussing pet care in the outbreak here.

That is, understand potentials and take cautious measures before you have no choice. Look at your life, and consider where the vulnerable points are. Scan online for policies, sources, regulations, administrative bodies, and reports, so that you know how those personal concerns may relate to public health. This information would not be part of general news coverage of the coronavirus, unless it later, unfortunately, becomes relevant.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.




Monday, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus: The Pandemic Tragic


Sunday evening (9 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There is so much information coming out about the coronavirus outbreak that I will release collected links and videos in a series of smaller posts. I am posting a range of information from different sources. Use your judgement and discretion. Redditors who have been following this story day and night mocked the constant travel questions they receive from new site visitors, who have no online street cred and no real world sense either:
"i Am BoOkEd On A cRuIsE dEpArTiNg FrOm WuHaN tO sInGaPoRe WhErE i WiLL HoP oN a PlAnE tO mAcAu bEfOrE rEtUrNiNg StAtEsIdE. sHoULd i StiLL gO?"

Virus Basics

2019 Novel Coronavirus Global Risk Assessment By Humboldt University of Berlin from r/Coronavirus







JAMA 7 February 2020 article tables: clinical characteristics of 138 patients with coronavirus in Wuhan in January 2020. Image Source: JAMA via imgur. Click to enlarge. You can read the article here.

  • Conventional information states that the virus is easy to catch and that risk of death is 2-4 per cent. That will vary according to the category of patient and given that the Chinese are not giving true numbers.
  • At higher risk, as per the video at the top of the post: people of increased age; males (possibly Asian males); anyone with hypertension or high blood pressure; smokers or former smokers; health care workers



  • Airborne? Yes, confirmed in Shanghai on 8 February 2020 (see here): "The Chinese government is urging residents to cancel all social activities and avoid large gatherings of people, reports China Daily." Reports do not indicate how far a distance the virus can float through the air; most articles use the phrase: "a long distance." Unconfirmed: I have seen mention that it can persist in the air for six hours and cannot find a medical reference for that.
  • Disinfect desks, keyboards, dinner tables, door handles, telephones, cellphones, car handles, gear shifts, and auto steering wheels, light switches, toilet seats. Avoid public bathrooms and laundromats; you can catch it through fecal matter; shut toilet lids before flushing; clean toilets, bathrooms, showers with anti-viral, hospital-grade cleaners daily; disinfect your house daily; you can see US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) label standards for anti-viral cleaners here; EPA coronavirus statement here, which discusses the regulation of anti-coronavirus disinfectants and their effectiveness.


  • CDC coronavirus infection page; you can catch it through the eyes as well as the nose and mouth via coughing/sneezing droplet infection, emphasize hand washing, alcohol rubs, surgical gloves, masks, goggles and disinfect / discard exposed protective gear and exposed clothing after use
  • I could find no mention of whether you can catch this coronavirus through your ears, for example by sharing ear buds. 
  • This virus obviously does not cause a sexually transmitted disease; coronaviruses generally affect the nose, sinuses, and throat and cause a respiratory illness; but close contact during sex would almost certainly result in droplet infection.
  • Virus survives nine days - possibly more - on exposed surfaces
  • Infection can occur after a 15 second exposure
  • Plane flights: National Geographic advisory; CDC traveler advisory
  • Mother to in utero infant transmission possible but unconfirmed; non-infected baby has been delivered from an infected mother by cesarean section
  • On 6 February 2020, the White House asked US researchers to investigate the origins of the coronavirus and to confirm whether it was lab-created; this, despite high-level denials that the bioweapon story is a stupid Russian conspiracy theory (see: here, here, here)
  • On 9 February 2020, a supposed CDC staffer went on 4chan and stated he or she was willing to answer two questions. After some hazing and insults, which are typical of 4chan, the staffer was asked if the virus was a bioweapon. The response: "Data most recently released and reviewed as of today gives plausibility to it being bio-engineered. This is based on exceptionally low probability of the identified amino acid chains occurring naturally. However, we don’t currently assess China as having access to some of the technology needed to do so. Only three countries have sufficiently advanced bioengineering technology: US, Russia, and Israel. No US organization or military component has confessed and from what we’re told Russia and Israel also maintain plausible deniability. Current evidence suggests another country may have stolen the necessary technology needed to bioengineer NCoV19."
  • Anons also asked this supposed CDC staffer other questions: "what is the real mortality rate and R0?" and "How long projected until it's really, really spreading in USA?" and "Was that Biosafety level 4 laboratory in Winnipeg connected to all of this?" In response to a query about the biowarfare tweet below, the staffer wrote: "Yes that tweet is relevant as my first answer corroborates. However, the real Chinese numbers as we were told of this morning are closer to about 430k infected, over 30k [dead?], and about 3k recovered. Lastly, NCoV19 is a Coronavirus not a fungus. That said, it has behaviors similar to what is known as a bacteriophage. This is the first time this has been seen ever." Note that as of 9 February 2020, the official numbers were approximately 40k infected, 900 deaths, and 3,300 recovered. If true, this means that there are ten times more people infected than the Chinese government has stated; there are approximately 29k concealed deaths; and the death rate is higher. But this is all rumour and subject to endless questions and uncertainties. The anons were unimpressed and dismissed this visitor from their forum, as per their usual shitposting: "I guess it's time for bed since you have school early tomorrow."
  • A death rate explainer is here
  • Remdesivir studied as a potential treatment

Image Source: Twitter via 4chan.

Supposed leaked CDC image. Image Source: 4chan.

On 8 February 2020 in China (7 February in the USA), a lab tech in Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan leaked the following photos to 4chan. He/she stated that the numbers are much worse and the Chinese government is only reporting sudden deaths, not deaths from pneumonia caused by the virus. Nor is the government reporting deaths of people who do not enter hospitals. Image Source: imgur/4chan. Click to enlarge.
  • Chinese numbers of infected and dead are minimized and do not reflect the reality on the ground; thus, analyses using official numbers, even if sound in their approach, will be off
  • Given that Chinese numbers are inaccurate, observers are watching the outbreak in Singapore closely, because they expect medical transparency and meticulous record-keeping from Singapore.

Singapore is the Rosetta Stone of nCoV from r/Coronavirus



You may want to buy a mask made outside China by now: How do you like masks made in China? (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Can I get infected with a parcel I'm receiving from China/Guangzhou? from r/Coronavirus

Pay attention to the US evacuation flight: a glance at staff members' protective suits (shown only in passengers' smartphone footage, not in official media footage) could indicate the extreme seriousness of the virus, which may have been played down to prevent public panic. From 1:47, Ed explains. Video from inside United States evacuation plane from Wuhan + general Coronavirus updates (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR A PANDEMIC (10 February 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.



See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Friday, February 7, 2020

China's Red Pill Moment


Cello lament for a pandemic: Deep Cello Meditation Music: Dark Meditation Music, Relaxing Music, Dark Cello Music for Relaxation (28 February 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Perhaps it is this blog's subject matter, but a week does not go by without me receiving recruitment messages from the so-called Illuminati. Some notes are sophisticated overtures, some are more like Nigerian scams. The Nigerians are the new Illuminati? I know an illustrious Nigerian who would find that amusing. Here is today's recruitment message:
"Join the Illuminate cult online today and get instant sum of 666,000 dollars with a free home any where you choose to live in the world and also get 66,000 dollars monthly as a salary… If you are interested please kindly fill the following information to this email below {markgabriel666m@gmail.com). 
Full name………………………………
Country…………………………………
State of origin……………………….
Date of birth………………………….
Sex……………………………………….
Address……………………………….
Phone…………………………………..
Email address………………………
Attach Scan I’d card,passport or driver license containing your full details Tell us little about yourself…
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Illuminati recruitment spam is pretty common now. A 2017 VICE investigation found that these scams also hail from Nigeria, so I guess the original Nigerian scammers rebranded themselves. Maybe they read my blog posts on the side, while scamming people around the world for money.

Ane Brun - Big in Japan (26 June 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

The Illuminati are the bogeymen who pop up before real horror unfolds. The coronavirus news leaves me with a mournful sense of inevitable change and unfolding disaster. If the virus was bio-engineered, it was a fatal stroke - which will hammer China as well as other Asian countries. It will not go without retribution.

To speculate wildly, perhaps the western press have strongly denied the bioweapon story for a reason. This conspiracy theory is dismissed in shrill terms as fake news and disinformation: the theory runs that the virus was built in Canada and smuggled by Chinese spies to Wuhan. There is inconclusive, very preliminary research which suggests that Asian males are susceptible to the virus.

Is it true? Perhaps the Chinese intended to reverse engineer this virus and develop a vaccine against it. Some conspiracists wonder if the Wuhan outbreak was a vaccine experiment gone wrong, and researchers accidentally unleashed upon their own people the very bioweapon which they were trying to decode and neutralize. Again, this is 100 per cent my baseless speculation. It is not intended to hurt or offend anyone; it is expressed with total sympathy for the troubled Chinese and all others who are battling this crisis. I am merely attempting to imagine what could have unfolded behind the curtains, smoke, and mirrors, so that we may all have a clue and a chance to survive.

Who knows what kind of double or triple loyalties were at work as China sought to recruit western researchers in its Thousand Talents Plan? Perhaps in their eagerness to compete and win at all costs on the global stage, the Chinese became blinded as they began to pull ahead of the pack. Maybe they underestimated the ruthlessness and loyalties of the western scientists they recruited and used. Did they invite a Trojan Horse into their own laboratories?

This may be the grim truth behind liberal globalism, with its open borders and free trade. Underestimate the globalists at your peril. They are not racists. They love freedom and openness, but they are fiercely competitive and they have a larger sense of final social architecture. It seems laughably easy to exploit their vast philanthropic network of round tables, consensuses, and concept-based friendship. Theirs is a glitzy, gushy world of honeypots, perquisites, and high-flying opportunities.

Did the Chinese really think they could surge ahead in this western liberal environment, unimpeded, and carve out an international empire, with no strings attached, and no roadblocks at the end of the day? Beneath its permissibility and high-minded rhetoric about civil society, globalist liberalism gives its competitors enough rope to hang themselves; no one sees the traps until it is too late. Everything is executed behind a smokescreen of plausible deniability. Cherished and celebrated, serious competitors will never know what hit them, except that somehow, victory is no longer within their grasp. The dream dematerializes in the strangest way. It dissolves as though it was never really there.

PSY - GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V (15 July 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

Where the real crazy rich Asians of Singapore hang out (15 August 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade (5 April 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Whether these bizarre strategies lurk behind the pandemic or not, this virus is a hammer stroke which will hit all Asian economies, and soon non-Asian economies too. The Asian boom of the mid-2000s and 2010s is brutally, horrendously coming to an end. Fukushima was bad. The Gangnam Style era is done. What Belt and Road initiative? Say goodbye to the super rich children of Singapore. They will be swept away. The party is over. This is a heart-breaking space of awful outputs, because the dawn of Asian development and prosperity may now be irretrievably damaged. And with the demise of Asia, we will all suffer, every last one of us.

China Will Catch a Cold



Conspiracy theories have spread alongside this epidemic, with theorists convinced that the virus was created by Illuminati design, and will be followed by World War III, launched against Iran. The source in the video below is a speaker, Bill Ryan, from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. These projects constitute an anti-Tavistock-Institute conspiracists' hotbed, which sees itself as a British New Age spiritual bastion arrayed against the Illuminati and its supposed Fourth Reich Nazi-esque cabal. Project Camelot supported the possibly-murdered conspiracy theorist, Max Spiers (1976-2016).

Project Camelot rumours circulate about Masonic plans, hatched in 2005 in the City of London, to depopulate China by using a flu-like virus. China Will Catch a Cold! (5 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube. The full video is here.

This chatter has gained a lot of traction on Chinese social media, because the Chinese believe this virus was a western bioweapon, which was deliberately aimed at their nation. In the Project Camelot account, there will be retaliation, as the Chinese unleash their own bioweapon on the rest of the world, or perhaps the virus simply mutates. The rumour runs: "And then the real war starts ... with a much more major nuclear exchange."

We live in a nascent global technocracy, where science and tech are king. It is a bit outdated to imagine that the usual cavalcade of European characters - Zionists, Freemasons, Bismarckian politicians, Jesuits, and the Bavarian Illuminati - are pulling the strings to create a New World Order. Indeed, that may be the very function of outfits like Project Camelot - to create a grand smokescreen of New Age disinformation about the existence and continuing power of Illuminati grand masters.

I cannot say, but to return to grounded consideration, it is not outside the realm of ugly possibility that science and tech are progressing very quickly, without regulation at the highest levels, and that the riches and power thus gained invite extreme, world-level players everywhere, who are interested in the greatest stakes and profits. The coronavirus may be part of that chess game.

Virus Shockwaves


As for the virus, a lot of details remain unclear. Why are the Chinese spraying their streets with chemical foggers? What is the mist being sprayed on passengers in Indonesia? Business Insider identified it only as "a substance." The tanks are labeled "ALKOHOL." Some say it is a germicide or cholorphenol. There are fears that the virus may become communicable by mosquitoes or house pets.








Unconfirmed: The Sun reported via AsiaWire that panicked Chinese pet owners threw their pets out of high rises because they thought that their pets could catch the coronavirus and would be killed anyway by the government. Pets Are Thrown Out Apartments Buildings By Owners In Fear Of Wuhan Virus. (1 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The true source of the virus, and thus the spread, mortality rates, and species which are vulnerable to this virus, are unclear. It does not help that China suppressed a lot of information, and authorities elsewhere are also doing so, while the MSM papers over the rest, and citizen journalists on the ground are censored. The virus has not necessarily run its full course yet, even among the initially infected, or at least among the initially infected who could be monitored by external health authorities other than the Chinese government.


Based on Chinese numbers, the infection rates among hospital staff are catastrophic. However, those assessments do not account for the fact that Chinese numbers of infected and dead are likely artificially lowered. The latest German research states that the virus can survive on a surface for nine days and there are comments linking the source of the virus to the pangolin.



China's Red Pill Moment


The management of the pandemic is becoming China's Red Pill moment which will test the authority of the CCP. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, a city of 11 million, had the same energetic impact as if an atomic bomb had dropped there. Not everyone grasps this because it was not an act of conventional war. The impact is obscured by cautious MSM reports and muted WHO statements. But the shock waves from the epicentre are nevertheless rolling out beyond China's borders. A deluge of sickness, truth, and political awakening is coming.


"Every Chinese must have a conscience. You are not their dog [slave]." Can you see and share for Wuhan Citizens and people who are fighting.. (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Two Weeks

It has hardly been two months since Chinese authorities knew about the virus. It has barely been two weeks since the coronavirus came to global public notice. At first, the city of Wuhan was locked down, followed by other cities. But then, diplomats flew the ex-pats out, and more draconian measures were implemented.

It shows how innocent and naïve we were in late January, given that we watched the livecam of Wuhan's new hospital being built and did not understand what it really was. The unveiling of China's fast hospitals indicates that the CCP government knew and knows how catastrophic the situation is, and what it must do to try to contain this virus.


Unfortunately, it looks as though the CCP is also using this epidemic as an excuse to settle scores or crush political opposition. The MSM, as usual, provide anodyne analyses which don't really explain what is happening. They present this outcome as an abstract question of public health versus liberty and civil rights.


What is clear on the ground is that men, with their identities obscured by HAZMAT suits, are suddenly seizing people off the streets, out of their homes, and out of their cars, under the guise of protecting public health. They are starting to look like death squads and their quarantine centres smack of death halls. Life becomes death: reversals in meaning are a marker of extreme authoritarianism.


It took one fortnight for the Chinese government to build locked quarantine death halls, labeled as hospitals. The government passed a new law, which states that even if you feel healthy, but have had any contact with someone diagnosed as infected, you must go into quarantine. If you resist, you will be arrested and taken to the quarantine centre by force. The hall is guarded by the army and has no medical staff, no sinks or baths for personal washing, and a toilet in an outer courtyard. With these facilities and a new quarantine law in place, the government began 'disappearing' people off the streets with little white vans. Doors to apartment buildings are also being welded shut by authorities, with all the inhabitants left trapped inside.



Again, to consider what could happen outside of China, understand that it took two weeks to reach this point inside China. This is not just the moment where the Chinese Communist Party drops its mask. This is China's Red Pill moment. It should be everyone's Red Pill moment.



The fate of Wuhan's citizen journalist and lawyer Chen Qiushi is being discussed on Chinese social media and on Twitter. Chen has disappeared and been quarantined. Today, his friend and fellow citizen journalist Fang Bin revealed what he knows. A commenter under a Youtube video about the situation remarked: "Only in lies can you live peacefully and die happily." ["王娜 中国人知道真相会恐慌?你是在讽刺中国对吧,只有在谎言里才活得安详,死得愉快。"] And so it is that only in truth can you survive, albeit unhappily.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.