Covid seems to have vanished from the media, but is it really gone? Are the issues we worried about just 2 months ago still there? Back with us today is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Adverse reactions to the vaccines are still affecting people, many of them children. Statistics are still being manipulated to fit narratives. Off-label drugs are proven to work but prescriptions for them are still forbidden because 'we must all take the vaccine.' The science we're all supposed to believe in and the virus and the vaccines and their problems are all still there. Politicos and the media are ignoring them because the midterms are near, but the issues have not gone away.
Things are crazy right now, what with the election coming up and a contentious Supreme Court battle just around the corner. Where will be after all of this? Author and futurist James Kunstler (www.kunstler.com) is back with us to examine our current state of affairs. He looks at when the democrat party really started to go off the rails and how both sides are handling the important issues.
Mr. Kunstler analyzes the economy and the oil industry and predicts where our society will be in the near future. He also forecasts the fate of urban centers in the U.S. after the virus crisis is over. Will New York City ever be the same?
Some new rules and mandates, infringing on our freedom, have popped up but are they legal? Twila Brase (www.cchfreedom.org), President and Co-Founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom joins us to discuss the case of a Kentucky couple who tested positive for the virus but didn't want to sign an agreement forcing them to self-quarantine – so the authorities fitted them with ankle monitors. These controversial rights-impeding acts are excitedly written up but then politicians shelve them until a crisis happens and then it's introduced at the precise moment when people are scared enough to accept it. John finishes out today's podcast looking at government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.
Things are changing rapidly with the Covid-19 virus and things can seem a little chaotic. In this week's boralogue, John stays out of the weeds and looks at where things are heading. There are several different possibilities for the financial market following this black swan event. No matter the direction, though, the same tired responses that have failed in the past, will fail again.
Following up on the boralogue, John welcomes to the show Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding (www.hudson.org), who highlights how China is using our capital markets to fund their own initiatives, many of which are not beneficial to the U.S. or to freedom in general.
So what is the future of the economy? Author and longtime Money Manager Dan Perkins (www.danperkinsatsanibel.com) takes a close look at the reactions and panic surrounding this crisis and where he sees the markets and the global economy heading.
John finishes up this week with an important look at the changing geopolitical chessboard, featuring Russia, China, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
John's quote of the week:
"The world is bloated with debt and a sound economy is needed to service that debt. This crisis, whether you think it's a real crisis or an imagined crisis or a deep crisis, the emotional, psychological response at the end of the day is what is going to drive this whole global economy."
On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature of H1N1 coverage from a decade ago. First up is ENT Specialist Dr. Elaina George from November 2009, who discusses the lethality of that virus compared to others as well as the potential danger in vaccines. We follow that up with the late great Dr. Stan Monteith from April 2010, who also examines vaccines and goes into the hype surrounding the H1N1 pandemic.