A new disease that sprang up in central China a few weeks ago is spreading illness and death into the surrounding areas. The outbreak of viral pneumonia dubbed coronavirus was first reported in late 2019.
The first news from Wuhan, China, revealed that 59 people had been infected, prompting health alerts in neighboring Hong Kong and Singapore.
The pneumonia-like disease is spreading between humans, leading to a tripling of cases as of Monday, January 20. Four people had been killed by the virus with more than 200 coronavirus cases reported.
The following day, Chinese health officials had tallied over 300 cases and said the coronavirus had crossed the Taiwan Strait and East China and Yellow Seas, spreading to South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. On Tuesday, January 21, health authorities in Taipei, Taiwan, confirmed the first diagnosed case of the new coronavirus in that the densely-populated state, a 50-year-old Taiwanese woman who had been working in Wuhan.
The first victim of coronavirus in the U.S. was a resident in his 30s diagnosed in the West Coast state of Washington. The man had returned recently from visiting Wuhan, China. It is probable that he has infected others since the disease is spread by human contact.
Doctors have never seen this viral strain before and are racing to understand it to provide treatment protocols and, ideally, a cure.
The latest news from the Chinese National Health Commission indicates that six patients have died from the infectious coronavirus.
As 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year festivities from January 24-30 are fast approaching, tens of millions of Chinese people will likely travel cross-country and on foreign shores to celebrate with family and friends.
The Spring Festival (Chinese New Year or CNY) is deemed the largest annual human migration on the planet. The Travel China Guide calls it “is the grandest festival in China, with a 7-day long holiday,” and points out that “the traditional CNY celebration lasts longer, up to two weeks, and the climax arrives around the Lunar New Year’s Eve.” The annual observance is “a time to be home with family, chatting, drinking, cooking, and enjoying a hearty meal together.”
These are the very conditions that hungry viruses seeking new hosts welcome – until they kill off their food supply. But are viruses that much different from humans and other animals?
There is a theory that abundant food supplies support healthy population growth and a higher standard of living. Then, the larger number of people (human populations) use up the available stores, leading to disease and starvation.
Thomas Malthus first proposed this idea in his 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population. His controversial contention that the original per capita production level would always be maintained regardless of how many people benefited from increased national food production is still debated today.
Are the 1.4 billion inhabitants of China in the grips of a “Malthusian trap” – when the excess population stops growing due to food supply shortages that lead to starvation – combined with a Malthusian “catastrophe” – where population growth outpaces agricultural production?
The Asian Communist nation has been buying up farmland around the world and the pace is accelerating. Real estate training tips on how to sell Chinese agricultural land to investors from China Cash Buyers include some reasons for getting licensed and going into this business:
- Looming food shortages because there isn’t enough food in China
- Only 8% of Chinese land is arable and much of that is polluted from industry
- Pork is a dietary mainstay and is considered a national security issue in China as producers fight against a new deadly swine flu
- Too many people, not enough food
- Increasing pollution means that China’s available farmland is actually shrinking
- Low agricultural productivity due to small independent farms that rely on ancient technology and human labor is the norm
- Food scandals due to corrupt government officials and unregulated food producers abound
- Never-ending demand for more and higher quality food from higher wage-earners leads to an increased demand for meat and high-quality food [emphasis added]
These persuasive points in favor of brokering arable land echo Malthusian theories of socio-economic tides and ebbs.
It appears that China, the most populated country in the world, has become the victim of its own success by growing its numbers.
Malthusian theory furthermore suggests that the United Nation’s “global sustainability” 2030 Agenda is not only a master plan to achieve international control but also doomed to fail the human race, even if judged “successful” by its New World Order directors.