COVID-19: A Mass Compliance Drill

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking over Australia and the rest of the world, with mass gatherings cancelled and an economic slowdown imminent.

As the story unfolds, governments are now enforcing new measures of quarantine and isolation, while using the event to introduce increased measures of surveillance and control.

A bombardment of mixed messages continue to be delivered from establishment outlets, but just how much of the current COVID-19 saga is genuine and how much has been manufactured?

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The hammer is coming down. Photo: SMG

In the following, Ethan Nash explores the COVID-19 ‘crisis’, including official narratives and statistics, contrasts to previous pandemics, contradictory messaging, the effects on Australia, those who are profiting, isolation measures and much more.

THE CORONAVIRUS SAGA

The ‘coronavirus’, now known as COVID-19, emerged in December and has spread across the world, subsequently halting industry, bringing flights to a standstill, closing schools and forcing the postponement of sporting events and concerts.

COVID-19 has led to more than 160,000 ‘confirmed cases’ and has pushed the economy toward recession, now officially being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The WHO defines a pandemic as “the worldwide spread of a new disease”, and according to the official story, COVID-19 has resulted in more than 4,000 deaths across the world so far.

Authorities are urging countries to “detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilise their people” in response to the outbreak — yet how many have taken the time to examine the story for themselves?

Amidst a bombardment of mixed messages from the media and political establishment, how can the average Australian disseminate fact from fiction? Furthermore, how will this impact their lives?

Let’s examine some of the most prominent questions surrounding the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’.

THE FALSE HYPE

Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, Australia and many other countries have ramped up new measures to restrict and ‘prevent’ the continued spread of the disease.

Firstly, it is important to note that pandemics relate specifically to the spread of the disease and not an increase in the severity of the outbreak. This is key to remember moving forward.

Since the outbreak, experts have stated COVID-19 is characterized by mild symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. 

Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties. The Australian health website says basic measures of hygiene can prevent against the infection

According to the WHO, the declaration of a pandemic is linked only to concerns about COVID-19’s transmission across the world, rather than changes in the characteristics of the disease.

Roland Rajah, Director of the International Economy Program at the Lowy Institute, told the ABC the pandemic announcement was not necessarily momentous:

“I don’t think it’s hugely consequential. It’s mostly a matter of symbolism.”

Great! The virus is fairly minimal in effects and the spreading of the disease doesn’t correlate to a change in severity. In fact, it just means we all may get small, flu like symptoms. On with the day!

However, if you believe media coverage of the COVID-19 saga, one thing has become clear: We are in serious trouble, and the calming words given by both health authorities and politicians about the severity of the situation must be some kind of deceptive plot by incompetent leaders.

Who is telling the truth here? Why are the media causing unnecessary fear over the disease based on no pretence? Could it be that the media are back at it once again in attempts to manipulate public opinion on the subject? When one looks at the evidence, this couldn’t become more clearer.

PREVIOUS PANDEMICS

We have seen this type of thing before: From Zika to Swine Flu, Ebola and SARS, viruses continue to emerge that threaten to ‘end society as we know it’.

Interestingly, these types of pandemics always seem to pop up either before or during the annual flu season period, which claims over 646,000 deaths alone each year across the world.

The symptoms also expressed by many of these viruses, including COVID-19, are almost indistinguishable in difference to regular cold symptoms.

When you put COVID-19 into comparison, at the time of publishing, the death toll from the virus in the United States remains at 61. This is in contrast to the 12,469 cases that died from Swine Flu.

Moreover, at present, looking at the ages of those who are dying of this virus, the COVID-19 death rate for the people under 50 years of age across the world is only 0.2%. 

Put simply, the age-related death risk reflects the strength or weakness of the respiratory system, rather then the severity of the virus itself. 

Let’s take one of the worst days for COVID-19 so far, 10 February 2020, when 108 people in China died of the virus. On the same day:

Let’s not forget how many are being cured of COVID-19, with statistics suggesting as the total confirmed cases rises, so are the levels of recovery in most patients:

Furthermore, there isn’t enough evidence to support claims that positive readings on COVID-19 diagnoses are even accurate, as demonstrated by this study:

At no point during previous pandemic ‘crisis’ events was the fabric of society on the brink of slowing down due to extreme isolation measures being adopted by many governments. Why could this be? 

Three words: Problem, reaction, solution. A familiar reoccuring phrase seen on this website.

Once again, special interests are using sensationalism and fearmongering to push mass vaccinations, quarantine and spying, and multinational corporations set to profit from the fear chaos again.

DOESN’T ADD UP

This ‘novel coronavirus’ is a most unusual contagion, the likes of which we have never seen.

According to announcements, it takes weekends off. It’s also a party virus, only attracted to ‘non-essential gatherings’. It may also be lured by the smell of F1 motor oil or sweaty fullbacks.

It bypasses the public and only hits celebrities and public officials, such as Tom Hanks, who announced he was already sick in January and stared in a movie called ‘Inferno’ about a mass plague outbreak. Coincidence? I think not.

The utter confusion in messaging given in response to this topic should be the first red flag. With an “abundance of caution”, Morrison enacted a blanket ban on non-essential gatherings of over 500 people from today. But he also said, Australians could go about their business over the weekend?

The federal government has come down with a bad case of chronic inconsistent messaging. It’s understandable — there are a lot of bugs going around.

What happens on Monday to warrant the banning of mass gatherings that won’t affect a stadium of spectators on Saturday night? What kind of virus discriminates between essential and non-essential events? Why is there a specific number being enacted in each country, regardless of severity?

Most importantly, why is self-isolation even being suggested? History shows us it fails.

THE SUN: 1918 INFLUENZA

Quarantine measures do not make sense at all as a preventative measure against a virus, and if it is indeed real, experience from the greatest pandemic in recorded history could help us navigate, right?

Records from the 1918 pandemic suggest one technique for dealing with influenza, little-known today, was most effective — outdoor exposure to the sun and fresh air.

As with the current so-called COVID-19 outbreak, most of the victims of `Spanish Flu’ did not die from influenza: they died of pneumonia and other complications.

Put simply, medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors, as they were away from darkened, isolated conditions: 

Influenza patients getting sunlight at the Camp Brooks emergency hospital in Boston. Photo: National Archives

A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients and infections among medical staff. There is also scientific support for this notion. 

Research shows that outdoor sunlight is a natural disinfectant. Fresh air can kill the flu virus and other harmful germs. Sunlight is germicidal and there is now evidence it can kill the flu virus.

So just why are authorities enforcing restrictive measures to keep those diagnosed (and eventually Australian workers) inside? Given the severity explored above, does this make any sense? 

Two conclusions arise: Either they want us to get sick, or this is all just a mass compliance drill to see how humanity reacts if the central sources of authority initiate directives through nation states.

Venturing further down the COVID-19 rabbit hole will quickly narrow these options down.

AUSTRALIA UNDER PRESSURE

MEDICINE SHORTAGE, SUPERMARKET RESTRICTIONS, CASH BANNED, JOBS LOST

For Australia, measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have already led to mass disruptions, and could see more schools shut, employees working remotely and a limit on public gatherings like sporting events to impose “social-distancing measures”.

Overseas travel is becoming more difficult, with flights cancelled, borders closed, and non-essential trips not recommended, given that COVID-19 is reported to be in at least 114 countries. This has caused a strain on the Australian market.

According to reports, rural pharmacists are struggling to source essential medications due to overwhelming demand on wholesalers amid the crisis.

At least three major drug wholesalers have written to pharmacists warning of unprecedented demands for stock and apologising for supply chain challenges, according to The Medical Republic.

Sigma sent a letter to its pharmacy customers on 6 March, which read: “Due to fears from the onset of coronavirus (Covid-19), we have been experiencing higher than usual demand for some prescription and over-the-counter medicines”.

Moreover, head to your closet supermarket, and where there should have been essentials like pasta, rice and tinned food, just empty shelves remained and forlorn-looking shoppers scratching their heads. Even curries and pasta sauces are under demand from high purchase rates.

Coles and Woolworths attempted to curb demand by introducing buying limits, firstly just on toilet paper, then rice, now tissues and paper towels. These measures are set to expand.

Coles announced that it will limit the purchase of pasta, flour, dry rice, paper towels, paper tissues and hand sanitisers to two items per customer. Other items may also be restricted.

From Monday, some businesses — such as Newsxpress in Toorak — will only accept bank cards in a bid to protect staff from contracting the disease. This means no cash is allowed.

Employee Anna Balsecchi said the move, announced on a sign at the front of the shop, was a “small step to minimise risk”. Critics are signifying a greater leap in Australia’s push to a cashless society.

Mainstream media reports are also now suggesting that it was possible to catch COVID-19 from bank notes and coins, urging citizens to stop the spread of cash to help prevent the virus.

Many of these restrictions are already beginning to hit the Australian job market, beginning with the tourism industry. Flight Centre have announced they will close 100 underperforming branches. 

Thousands of businesses are likely to follow suit, with concerns expressed for the stability of the casual work force, as the announcements will likely force many employee to work from home. 

Testra have already announced 20,000 staff members will be required to adopt these measures over the month of March. Most of the labor workforce won’t be in this kind of flexible position, however.

Society has lost its marbles, folks, and it is all ultimately by design.

THOSE WHO ARE PROFITING 

Amidst the chaos seen across the world, a select group of pharmaceutical and philanthropist interests are profiting from the unrest experiences.

Firstly, it’s driving a jump in sales for Asian producers. Everything from rapid-test kits to face masks.

Medical and biotech industries have added more $17 billion in stake value, even as world markets plunge, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Allmed Medical Products Co. have more than doubled their profit this year already, turning Chairman Cui Jinhai into a billionaire.

He also founded the company based in Hubei province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

The demand surge has also reached the West, boosting shares of Vir Biotechnology Inc, which is interestingly collaborating with the National Institutes of Health on coronavirus research. Their stock surged 11% Thursday and has almost tripled in 2020, along with many other big pharma giants.

As a result, a vaccine against COVID-19 is under urgent development as the number of people infected with COVID-19 increases, a process which could also result in a new range of vaccine technologies that will “usher in a new era in the way we fight infectious disease”.

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Leading the charge in Australia, the University of Queensland (UQ) have announced their development team has met a milestone in their research to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Let’s not forget that UQ openly works with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a key collaborative effort to research and development new vaccines for the world market.

Interesting when you consider the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was one of the key players associated with Event 201 in October 2019, which strategised for the next world pandemic.

What about supermarkets? While retailers have been urging calm, imploring shoppers to only buy what they need and to wait for suppliers to catch up with demand, the widespread panic buying has lead to some of the best first-quarter sales figures for supermarkets in recent years.

Even with unprecedented one-per-transaction limits and heightened production, desperate shoppers still stripped shelves clean. What a time to be alive, folks.

Toilet paper, hand sanitiser and rice have become precious commodities on shelves across the country, at times selling out within minutes of supermarkets opening their doors.

Online grocery delivery business YourGrocer, which services inner Melbourne, has seen a significant increase in demand over the past two weeks as concerns whip shoppers into a frenzy.

Disrupt the society and citizens will be in the palm of your hands. Edward Bernays would be proud.

FEAR AS A CONTROL MECHANISM

Preliminary analysis of the unprecedented run on toilet paper appears to show mainstream media has been driving the fear and panic, and that images of cleaned-out supermarket shelves are triggering shoppers on a subconscious level, according to researchers at QUT.

Associate Professor of Communications Daniel Angus says there are early signs that patterns of panic buying follow the spread of images of stripped-bare supermarket shelves.

These images in particular, rather than those of shoppers stocking up with trolley-loads of jumbo-packs, appear to be triggering to Australians, he says.

The general population has grown accustomed to abundance, and on some level believe that the rows of products extend endlessly into the shop. They aren’t supposed to run out.

For most, this causes a mental environment driven by fear, and the media’s attempts to highlight these portions of the supermarket, in turn, triggers the average person to react. 

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Fear & Manipulation

Fear is a powerful emotion. When people are afraid, they react. Impact of danger on emotions and the distortive effect of fear on subjective beliefs and individual choices can have a lasting effect.

Not surprisingly, sociologists have come to identify our mediated knowledge of high-consequence risks as a major source of contemporary anxiety.

For example, experiments that examine behavior in mice have always been one of the most frequent in psycho-social studies. Recently, researchers conditioned mice to associate a mild electrical shock with a tone, and then observed how much the mice “froze in fear” after hearing the tone.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Switzerland, found that the fear memories are encoded in specific groups of neurons located in the lateral part of central amygdala. Listen to Aldous Huxley discuss similar chicken experiments here.

Put simply, the media has become the “tone”. We are the mice, conditioned through the “shock” of television-projected images over the last century to react. Hook, line and sinker.

It doesn’t matter if the virus is a real thing. All the have to do is say it is real.

Create the problem, garner the reaction and offer the ‘solution’. Citizens are willing upon themselves further measures of economic and social control by reacting to those orchestrating the show.

THE ROAD AHEAD

To envision where this path will likely take us, we must look no further than to other countries that are further down the COVID-19 road, including Italy and China.

Italy, the world’s eighth biggest economy with more than 60 million inhabitants, has now entered quarantine. The whole country has been put into effective lockdown.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gathered journalists for a televised press conference to announce travel was restricted, schools were shut, and even the opera was called off.

With each passing day, Italy has become increasingly isolated from the outside world. Neighbours have clamped down at border crossings that, for the past two decades, have allowed unfettered passage under European Union rules.

Austria and Slovenia are restricting entry to those who have tested negative for the virus, and Switzerland has sealed off nine minor crossings.

It was like flicking a switch. In just days, a Western democracy went from open to lockdown.

However, the signs were already there. For those lucky enough not to be living through the Italian lockdown, pay attention: What’s happening in Milan, Florence and Rome offers a likely preview of what’s coming to New York, London or Paris in a week or two.

As Australians, we must also recognise the signs that are coming our way. Prepare yourselves to ride out this compliance drill by understanding the boundaries that have been set.

At present, financial coercion and imprisonment is being used to train Australians to obey their masters. Let’s take a look at some of the latest enforcement measures announced to date.

ISOLATION MEASURES

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews declared an state of emergency imposed under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act, and said it would likely be extended. Both the Health Minister and Emergency Services Minister have the power to enforce self-isolation provisions.

Andrew Barr, the Chief Minister of the ACT, declared a public health emergency within minutes of the Victorian declaration, after the territory recorded its second case of COVID-19.

A state of emergency was declared in Western Australia, and the state government is introducing precautionary measures at schools. Those ignoring a public health order face imprisonment of 12 months or a fine of $50,000.

Emergency powers have also been invoked in New South Wales to force the immediate cancellation of public events of more than 500 people, with fines of up to $11,000 for those who break the laws.

In South Australia, legislation is being pushed through parliament to allow police officers to detain and quartine individuals with COVID-19, with a maximum penalty for failing to comply at $25,000.

In Queensland, police have already started performing ‘spot checks’ for isolated COVID-19 patients across the state alongside the Red Cross, “to ensure our home-isolators are feeling well and have the support they need”, according to a Queensland Health spokesperson.

The spokesperson said all notices issued so far in the state have requested individuals to ‘voluntarily’ isolate themselves, but a “handful” of people had had to be reminded of the “responsibilities they had agreed to”. What does this mean? Is it voluntary or not?

Indeed, the Polyergus of the Brave New World are seeing how compliant we will be in response to these announcements. However, what if we all decided to disobey the instructions?

What is all of us continued to show up to mass gatherings? What if we all ignored the television sets and millions took to the street using objectivism to guide their perceptions?

Could they really arrest all of us? No. Could they really force us all into isolation? No.

How big are the court rooms? Could they hold millions of Australians on trial? Think about these things and realise the laws only hold weight if the people believe they are correct and just.

They are only effective when Australians are led to believe there is a threat from COVID-19.

If we don’t stand up now, we are likely to head through another round of economic turmoil, which consolidates further resources and wealth to the top of the business and political realms.

It’s all a game, folks, and the puppet masters are once again pulling their strings to ensure greater control as we move closer towards the Agenda 2030 model of ‘sustainable’ living.

This is only happening because humanity is allowing it to happen. Don’t believe the fear campaign.

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

Sadly, the NPC masses are never likely to awaken to these deceptions and any attempt to break them from their slumber is futile in the face of a well-oiled system of embedded propaganda.

Is this ‘the event’ that will usher in the ‘new world order’ scenario envisioned for many years? Put simply, no, but it is another part of a systematic creep. The coming era will not radically change at the drop of a hat, rather, it will be the result of a incremental pattern of events and solutions introduced.

Events like COVID-19 are pieces of a larger puzzle that will ultimately form and one day signify the ushering in of a new world. Through continued technological advancements and media-manufactured events, humanity will wake up one day and it will be far too late.

Those who understand this plot must be willing to connect with each other and prepare ourselves to ride out the storm over the next decade. This begins by best understanding how to navigate the COVID-19 compliance drill and any other events that are likely to occur in the future.

We have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with all of our like-minded members so far.

TOTT News has given many tips on this website on how to become self-sufficient, to protect yourself from dangers of the system and how to become intellectually capable of critical analysis.

For COVID-19 specifically, here are some tips we recommend to disconnect from the narrative:

  • Consider limiting your exposure to media. Give yourself a set time once or twice a day to check in on local and international happenings.
  • Consider choosing print media (such as articles like this) for your information gathering, rather than visual media. This can reduce the likelihood that you get exposed to emotionally laden material. Home pages on the internet can give you an overall sense of what’s going on, as can headline news channels that update stories on the hour.  
  • Remember that you have the power to turn off the remote, leave a website, or change the radio station. Don’t let yourself be passive when you feel media is overwhelming you.
  • Know that other people will have a different tolerance for media stories and their details. If someone is expressing too much of a story for your own comfort, walk away or communicate your distress. You don’t have to talk about this nonsense at work or school.
  • Consider having an electronic-free day and let your senses take in the simpler things in life.

Remember, a large majority of humanity isn’t going to call out this plan of fear-based programming and sensationalism for the scam that it is, so the only thing we can do is ride out the storm and continue to spread the word. Grab some supplies, have a plan and keep yourselves healthy.

If you are worried about your own personal circumstances in the event of the lockdown, such as lack of work incentives, try to be proactive in your approach. Reach out to neibours, friends and family and discuss how you can best prepare. Come together, share, build community.

Don’t be afraid to reach out for support to those around you or community organisations.

This event will eventually pass and the result (as always) will be further measures of control and surveillance, an economic rebuild and an uneasy shift in the business landscape.

Importantly, COVID-19 is yet another signal that we must connect with each other and prepare for whatever is set to come in the future — before the final picture has emerged.

 We will continue to update readers on any new developments with COVID-19, including any new ‘solutions’ being introduced to curb the manufactured virus fable.

Don’t worry, just be happy.


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