Saturday, February 4, 2023

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 102 Published 2/4/23; Worldwide Endemic Phase is At Hand Sans China, Hong Kong and Taiwan; Russia’s Covid Infections Rising; Worldwide COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Lowest Since 2020 at Start of Pandemic; US Covid Cases Lowest Since July 2021; World Reports 676 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.77 Million Deaths; US Reports 104.4 Million Total COVID-19 Cases and 1.135 Million Deaths; New CH11 Variant Dubbed “Orthrus” Accounts for 10% of New Covid Cases Worldwide; New CA31 Variant Identified; Taiwan COVID-19 Deaths Spike to 7-Month High; California Announces Start of Covid Endemic Phase







 

   

By K E Stone (Keystone)

Article 102 of the Coronavirus Chronology is not the last article in the long 3-year pandemic series because China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will not cooperate. The 200 nations of the world are in or marching towards the endemic phase with the exception of these three laggards. Perhaps future Article 103 will write the last chapter of the China Virus Bible?

The Lunar New Year holiday in Asia is creating a bump higher in COVID-19 infections in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Communist China remains an uncooperative world partner refusing to provide useful COVID-19 data.

Hong Kong (controlled by communist Dictator Xi and the CCP) stopped reporting its data one week ago. That leaves Taiwan as the only canary in China’s covid coal mine. The independent island of Taiwan serves as a proxy for what is likely occurring across mainland communist China.

Unfortunately, Taiwan’s cases jump higher starting a new infection wave. Taiwan’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The daily new cases for Thursday are 27K and the 7-day MA is parabolic at 28K cases per day; not good. The same thing is likely occurring in China with far higher numbers. The new Taiwan infections are a direct result of the holiday weekend 1/21/23 and 1/22/23.

The 27K cases for Thursday are encouraging since the two prior days both reported 32K covid cases. Keep your fingers crossed for the wave to burn-out quickly. 15%, or 1 in 6, new covid cases worldwide are in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s new infection wave should be short-lived like its prior wave and that would bode well for China. Xi and the CCP remain quiet about the pandemic so the increase in covid infections after the holiday on the mainland remains a mystery.

Now that the bad news is out of the way, the rest of the world is dancing towards the endemic phase as mentioned above. Three years of pandemic misery is enough. The COVID-19 news is encouraging and positive each day for the world and United States. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

The world’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The world reports 188K daily new covid cases for Thursday and the 7-day MA trendline is at 177K cases moving sideways with a downward bias. The daily cases are down to levels not seen since the start of the pandemic in 2020 but the rate needs to move lower at a sharper pace.

The world’s daily new deaths chart is shown above. 1,273 earthlings are biting the covid dust each day. Casket makers, urn sellers, gravediggers and funeral directors cannot believe their riches.

The good news is that the world’s COVID-19 death rate compares back to the start of the pandemic. The chart clearly shows the pandemic carnage that finally ran its course into last spring. The last year is the transition from pandemic to endemic. The expectation is that the endemic phase is here and global covid deaths will go sub 1,000 per day and a lot lower.

COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly so many folks, even though they beat covid, may be suffering ongoing health problems that worsen as their bodies are taxed.

The COVID-19 data is becoming scarce and the reporting periods are starting to vary greatly among countries. Some countries are not even keeping track of covid cases anymore because the numbers are tiny. Others have gone to weekly reporting schedules.

Some nations are skipping reporting weekend numbers and lumping them into Monday. The covid data is becoming a hodgepodge of sketchy numbers these days but this is a sign that the endemic phase is here.

Bad news on the Russian Front. Russia reports 9.3K daily new covid cases for Thursday the most since October 2022. The daily cases are ramping higher for 3 weeks and the active covid cases are up to 214K covid patients. The numbers remain small compared to prior waves but the situation has to be monitored closely.

Russia’s covid cases pop from 3K to 10K in 3 weeks. The 7-day MA trendline for Russia’s daily new covid cases is at 7.6K cases per day ramping higher. Maybe scumbag Dictator Putin, that continues murdering Ukrainians, will catch covid and die considering his weakened immune system.

The Ruskies are a lot like the Chinese folks very untrusting of their government’s COVID-19 vaccines. Lots of Americans think that way as well. Good luck to the Russian people. Hopefully, the mini-infection bump will not grow into a bigger wave.

The US daily new cases chart is shown above. The big mother-of-all Fall/winter infection waves that the doctors and scientists warned would besiege the United States, turned out to be the little bitty wave 8 pimple bump. Keystone has a bigger bump than that on his keister.

It is easy to make jokes knowing that the worst of the pandemic is in the rearview mirror and disappearing over the horizon. The US reports 17K daily new cases for Thursday. It is great to see numbers in the teens although revisions will likely bump it into the 20K’s.

The 7-day MA for US daily new COVID-19 cases is at 24K cases per day continuing lower at levels not seen since July 2021. The endemic train is pulling into the station. The 7-day MA needs to drop below 12K to 15K cases per day to compare back to the start of the pandemic.

The US active cases chart is shown above. It is not falling as fast as hoped. It needs to finish forming the bell shape to verify that wave 8, and the pandemic, is over. It is becoming more accepted that COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are overreported which is one reason for the active cases remaining stubbornly high.

Also, covid is a ‘pandemic of the elderly’ so even if old folks beat the virus, they may remain sick for extended periods due to other illnesses (but still counted as a covid patient). In fairness to the healthcare professionals, and the guy or gal signing the death certificates, picking a cause of death for complex cases is like throwing darts at a dartboard.

Some hospitals are incentivized to label patients as covid cases since monetary reimbursements for treatment are greater. Poor Uncle Bob stumbles into the emergency room complaining of chest pains which only create more angst for the 70-year old smoker since he also has diabetes and lung cancer. He threw out his back yesterday slipping on the ice and had both RSV and the regular flu over the last 2 weeks. When admitted to the hospital, he tested positive for covid on a cheap quick rapid test, so Nurse Goodbody wrote him down as a covid patient.

The US daily new deaths chart is shown above. The COVID-19 deaths are likely overcounted as a few recent news articles have posited. As explained above, the US hospitalizations, active cases and deaths are likely on the high side of the actual numbers (overreported).

248 Americans are kicking the covid bucket each day an ongoing shameful display of the Biden administrations incompetence at handling the pandemic. The death rate is jumpy and is in a downtrend for 3 weeks so sub 200 deaths per day are expected in the days ahead and going forward.

US China Virus deaths need to drop to 120 to 180 bodies per day rate to compare to the seasonal flu which would begin the endemic phase for COVID-19.

As per the CDC, the variant proportions indicate that 66% of the new US COVID-19 infections (two-thirds) are the XBB15 variant. Remember, the proportions are sketchy and prone to big revisions as the CDC showed a couple weeks ago. The wastewater data is subject to interpretation. The key takaway is that the US covid pie continues getting smaller so even if XBB15 is a bigger portion of the pie, the slices are smaller because the pie is shrinking.

20% of the new covid cases are BQ11. 7% are BQ1 and 2% are XBB. A CH11 (CH.1.1) variant is listed at 2% of the new infections. This is a new virus kid on the block with a different CH prefix. The variant name looks like Channel 11 on the television set.

CH11 is a variant out of Southeast Asia. The WHO lists CH11under BA275. There are cases reported in 66 nations including New Zealand and UK. New Zealand’s recent infection wave is in a downtrend for almost 2 months and the UK continues reporting nil cases so it does not appear to be a big threat. CH11 is accounting for 10% of the cases worldwide so it must be monitored closely and taken seriously. Another variant, CA31 (CA.3.1) is also hiding in the bushes.

CH11 is a descendant from the BA275 variant that was informally called “Centaurus.” BA275, that Dr Fauci said would wreak havoc on the US, was a nothing burger. The Fauch was wrong again. CH11 is given the nickname “Orthrus” by an Aussie. In mythology, Orthus was a two-headed dog that guarded cattle. XBB15 was dubbed, “Kraken” a few months ago. So now we wait to see if Orthrus has any bite or if it is all bark.

Scientists are concerned because the COVID-19 vaccines wane over time and they are not as effective against the BQ and XBB variants as compared to BA2 and BA5 and the shots are not as effective against CH11 and CA31 compared to BQ and XBB. The witchdoctors in the laboratories need to get busy and provide more mRNA cocktails that can handle Kraken and Orthrus. Chemist Larry is stirring the pot asking for more eye of newt.

The BQ variants account for 27% of the new US cases and the XBB lineage is at 69% of the US cases. The BQ’s and XBB’s are obviously the dominant strains at play in the United States accounting for 96% of the new covid cases, but remember, the virus pie is becoming smaller and smaller each day. The shrinking covid pie is more important than the variant break down.

US COVID-19 hospital admissions continue falling like a rock especially with the older folks a beautiful sight.

US COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 25K and this data is 3 days old. If covid hospitalizations fall below 20K that is likely good enough to signal the endemic phase since the numbers are probably overreported (higher than the true actual covid cases).

The CDC Community Transmission map is a lovely shade of green (low infection risk). The green and yellow (medium-risk) US counties account for 96% of the map with 4% the orange high-risk counties. The map improves over the last 10 days from 94/6 to 96/4. A sub 2% number would be new territory for this metric and surely that would indicate that covid is endemic and no longer a pandemic.

President Biden plans to end the COVID-19 emergency declarations on 5/11/23 so that is big banner at the pandemic finish line 3 months from now that displays, “Welcome to the Endemic Phase.” The emergency declarations should end now but America’s compromised corrupt politicians want to keep their greedy hands on the covid dollars.

Officials in charge can also get their jollies off for another 14 weeks with more sick control freak actions imposed against common citizens. Americans have moved on from the pandemic and show little patience for any more edicts from politicians or medical officials. Do not make the mistake of telling someone to wear a mask. If you do, don’t be surprised at where they tell you to put that mask.

The major news outlets on television, the internet and radio barely mention COVID-19 anymore. Gone are the days of wall-to-wall covid coverage. Gone are the COVID-19 statistics continuously displaying on cable news television screens.

Masks, at least in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA, are no longer used. There was a brief spurt of mask use mainly among seniors during the mini bump wave 8 but most everyone has flung the mouth diapers into the wastebasket again.

The US COVID-19 vaccination rate remains pitiful now dropping below 100K jabs per day not seen since September 2022 and then all the way back to the start of the pandemic. Many Americans have lost confidence in the endless jabs that quickly lose effectiveness and are found to provide less protection against the new variants.

Americans have moved on and covid vaccines have become a hard sell when people are stuck like pincushions with four or more shots and then still contract covid once, twice, even three times! The mantra is repeated that the covid shots prevent severe illness and death but that message is not selling any tickets. Unvaccinated folks are recovering fine from their covid illnesses.

People figure why get multiple shots of mRNA serum when you will likely get covid anyway? It is the same mindset as the regular flu. There are always some people that spend their lives hiding under the bed only coming out for covid vaccinations and there are others that are Born to Be Wild. Both ways are okay. We are all different and that is what makes life great but come out from under that bed; Keystone will give you a ride.

The USA has the greatest number of total coronavirus cases in the world at 104.4 million. India is next with 44.7 million total virus cases. France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Italy, UK, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Vietnam, Australia, Argentina, Taiwan, Netherlands, Iran, Mexico, Indonesia, Poland and Colombia round out the top 22 worst nations for total COVID-19 cases. India remains at 44.7 million total cases for the last 2-1/2 months great news.

COVID-19 has infected 676 million people worldwide. China (CCP) owes reparations to the world for its sick heinous crime against humanity. 6.77 million people on Earth are dead from the China Flu. 648 million global citizens have recovered from the virus.

96% (648/676) of the people that become infected with COVID-19 recover in a reasonable time frame. The percentage remains steady for many months. Worldwide, 1.0% (6.77/676) of the people that are infected with covid die; 1 in 100 (hit the 1/x button on your calculator).

8.8% (676/7670) of the world’s population of 7.67 billion people have been infected with coronavirus; 1 in every 11 people on earth. 0.09% of the world’s population (6.77/7670) died from the pandemic so far; 1 in every 1,133 people on earth died from China Virus over the last 3 years.

The latest census data shows that the world has crossed the 8 billion population milestone but the Coronavirus Chronology will continue using the 7.67 billion number for calculations to remain consistent.

In the United States, 104.4 million people have been infected with covid. 1.135 million Americans are dead. 101.5 million Americans have recovered from coronavirus. This equates to 97% (101.5/104.4) of US citizens recovering after becoming infected with COVID-19.

Those are good odds especially when you look around and see most people fatter than yourself. Most of the COVID-19 deaths are old or fat people and heaven help you if you are old and fat. COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly.

In the US, 1.1% (1.135/104.4) of the people infected with COVID-19 die. 1 in every 92 US citizens that are infected with coronavirus die. 0.34% (1.135/330) of Americans have died from COVID-19 which is 1 in every 291 Americans over the last 36 months.

31.6% (104.4/330) of the American population of 330 million people have been infected with covid. That is almost at 1 in every 3 Americans. The latest data and commentaries, even from the CDC is that 80% and maybe 90% or more of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 over the last 3 years (many positive tests and illnesses are not reported and some people did not know they had covid). The strong US herd immunity turned wave 8 into a little bump.

The United States has 15.4% (104.4/676) of the COVID-19 cases in the world. 2 in every 13 people that become infected with covid on the planet are Americans. The US vaccination program made an impact month’s ago, but not so much in recent months.

The US accounts for 16.8% (1.135/6.77) of the China Flu deaths in the world. 1 in 6 people that die from COVID-19 around the world are Americans. A couple years ago, it was 1 in 5 so vaccinations helped.

The Coronavirus Chronology compilation of articles will be published in the future by Amazon and others and distributed internationally. This is Article 102 in the Coronavirus Chronology that provides real-time information for historians, teachers, students, journalists, economists, market participants, corporate executives, financial managers, Wall Street, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, neurologists, researchers, public officials, news organizations, traders, investors and politicians studying the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically (USA) and internationally.

This one hundred and second article is published on Saturday, 2/4/23. The Coronavirus Chronology series of articles are the only real-time source of information available continuously chronicling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from early 2020 into 2023; it is the China Virus Bible.

Readers live and breathe the pandemic, the worst in a century, as it occurs in real-time, experiencing the daily virus zeitgeist, good or bad, devoid of political correctness. This is not revisionist history-telling. It is the raw pandemic truth and human emotion occurring, recorded and chronicled in real time, without any allegiance to political narratives or media spin. The information is direct and unapologetic. A chronology can be written no other way.

The Coronavirus Chronology continues receiving harassment from Google and other social media platforms that tout the democrat narrative. If they actually read the chronology, they would see that Keystone bashes both corrupt political tribes equally.

Google employees were so brazen at destroying the COVID-19 information in Article 101, for an unknown reason, that they went into the actual written text and content inside the post and deleted the actual written words. How sick and crazy is that? It is word rape. It is as close to Soviet-style book-burning that you can get. Jawohl, Herr Kommandant! The Coronavirus Chronology is backed-up away from the Google platform. Article 101 was reposted.

All 102 Coronavirus Chronology articles are archived on The Keystone Speculator blog. The last couple articles are linked below if you want to remain up to speed with the COVID-19 pandemic that is transitioning into the endemic phase. Read the articles fast before Google deletes the content.

The one-hundredth article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)Chronology Article 100 Published 1/14/23; Global Covid Hotspots Are China,Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Japan Reports Deadliest Day of the Pandemic;One-Half (50%) of New Covid Cases Worldwide Are in Japan; China RemainsNon-Transparent Refusing to Report COVID-19 Data; World Reports 671 MillionTotal China Virus Cases and 6.73 Million Deaths; US Reports 103.4 Million TotalCOVID-19 Cases and 1.12 Million Deaths; United States Wave 8 Is Ending withDaily New Covid Cases in a 1-Month Downtrend; End-of-Year Holidays Do NotCreate a Superspreader Event; 92% of New US Covid Cases Are the BQ and XBBVariants; Pandemic Likely Transitioning into Endemic Phase Worldwide; PfizerCOVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Creating Increase in Ischemic Strokes (Blood Clots);‘Twitter Files’ Expose Collusion Between Big Pharma and Social Media Platformsto Stifle Free Speech Concerning COVID-19 Vaccines; Federal Reserve ChairmanPowell Tests Positive for Covid; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWESTSINCE 2020; US COVID INFECTIONS LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Singer/Songwriter DavidCrosby Dies from COVID-19; Billionaire Elon Musk Experiences Major Side Effectsfrom COVID-19 Booster Shot

The one hundred and first article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 101 Published 1/24/23; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWEST SINCE JUNE 2020; US COVID CASES LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Pandemic Transitioning into Endemic Phase; China Remains a Wildcard after Lunar New Year Holiday; World Reports 674 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.75 Million Deaths; US Reports 104 Million Total COVID-19 Cases and 1.129 Million Deaths; FDA Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Follow Yearly Schedule Like Flu Shots (Endemic); North Korea Experiencing Respiratory Illnesses; Secretly-Taped Pfizer Executive Admits to Nefarious R&D Activities; COVID-19 Infections Rising in Taiwan and Hong Kong (and Likely Mainland China) after Lunar New Year Holiday; Biden Administration Will End COVID-19 Emergency Declarations on 5/11/23 as Covid Becomes Endemic; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES DROP BELOW 100K NOT SEEN SINCE MAY 2020; GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SPIT ON THE US CONSTITUTION BY DELETING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CHRONOLOGY ARTICLE 101 FROM THE BLOGGER PLATFORM BY DELETING NOT ONLY THE BLOG POST BUT ALSO DELETING THE ACTUAL WRITTEN CONTENT OF ARTICLE 101 WITHIN THE POST TRYING TO PERMANENTLY REMOVE THE WORDS FOREVER FROM SOCIETY; CENSORSHIP GONE MAD

The Worldometer web site tracks coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world and its link is provided. Many charts in the coronavirus series of articles are provided courtesy of Worldometer and annotated by Keystone. The CDC COVID Data Tracker is another excellent source of information. The Worldometer, Johns-Hopkins and CDC data track each other well.

The Coronavirus Chronology is using 8 metrics to assess the pandemic to endemic transition and the world is making progress. (1) The world’s daily new cases should be below 360K per day to claim endemic status and cases are down to 175K per day. (2) The world’s daily new deaths should be below 1.3K per day and they are 1.2K. Another win.

(3) For the United States to be in the endemic phase, the daily new cases should be below or around 10K cases per day and are now at about 24K per day and dropping. Since some states are overreporting the numbers, a drop below 20Kper day will be good enough. (4) US active cases should be below 730K cases (at least below 1.0 or 1.2 million) now at 1.8 million.

(5) The US COVID-19 death rate should be below 120 to 180 bodies per day to become comparable to the regular flu season but remain stubbornly high at 248 bodies per day (a jumpy number that is dropping). The deaths are likely overcounted with covid blamed for every stiff body in the morgue.

(6) To declare the endemic phase in America, US hospitalizations should drop below 10K patients and are now under 26K. Again, knowing more about the data, the numbers may be overreported so if the covid patients fall below 20K that will be good enough. (7) The CDC Community Transmission map should turn completely green and yellow to usher in the endemic phase and 96% of US counties meet these criteria with 4% remaining in the high-risk orange zone. A drop below 2% for the high-risk counties will be good enough for the endemic phase.

(8) Lastly, the public needs to accept that the pandemic is over and this is already in the endemic column since most Americans have resumed their normal lives and ignore the COVID-19 news.

Thus, there are 3 to 5 of the 8 metrics at or almost in the endemic camp. Most people have moved on with life choosing not to pay much attention to the COVID-19 pandemic anymore. This behavior proves more than anything else that the pandemic is in the endemic phase.

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan need to beat back the rising cases after the Lunar New Year holiday. Unfortunately, China and Hong Kong, under communist Dictator Xi’s control, are not providing data. Taiwan’s path forward is key since the same behavior is likely occurring across mainland China.

A hairy eyeball must also be maintained on Russia as new covid infections ramp higher. Maybe dirtbag Putin will get covid and die? That is a grave the entire world would dance upon.

The crazy 3-year old dark and deadly COVID-19 pandemic is given the bum’s rush out the back door while the young, pretty, and more reasonable and calm, endemic enters the front door. CH11 and CA31 are sneaking around in the bushes.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The United States will wind-down the purchasing of COVID-19 vaccines this summer and stop in the Fall. The private market will take over and Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna will be paid for the shots via American's health insurance system. Americans without insurance would likely have to pay the cost of the vaccines in the future which means they will not bother and instead take their chances with natural immunity. The poor do not complain; they expect this stuff to happen in America. The compromised corrupt wealthy people making the decisions have no idea how most Americans live each day. Many of the underprivileged do not want the covid shots even if they are offered for free because of the history of past medical missteps and treatment of Americans. Also, the medical profession has lost credibility over the last 3 years due to the mixed messages (the vaccines were first supposed to stop the virus but they do not, the jabs were supposed to stop the spread of virus but they do not, the mRNA shot was supposed to be one and done, nope, that was incorrect, it quickly went to two, then three, then four, some folks have five shots, the vaccine would last a long time perhaps forever, no, another misstep since the mRNA jabs are losing efficacy about 2 months out from the shot to low protection at 5 or 6 months, etc...). Pfizer CEO Bourla continues hiding from reporters afraid they will ask about the Jordan Tristan Walker scandal. Google and other social media platforms continue burying the Walker scandal to hide it from the American public. Walker was secretly taped talking about nefarious research practices at the Pfizer laboratories. The democrat-run media ignore the story completely. The Whitehouse, government agencies, Big Tech and Big Pharma lie in bed together in the new America. Eisenhower called it the military-industrial complex (the potential rise of misplaced power that strips away American's security and liberty).

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The New York Times says 40 Chinese scholars have died over the last 2 months (presumably from China Virus). Nearly all of these intelligent folks were over 80 years old. COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly and especially those with underlying health problems. China is not providing any COVID-19 information to the world and internally, the record-keeping has gone askew. Chinese folks speaking anonymously (because they live in a filthy communist nation) say many health officials and the hospitals do not report the covid testing numbers anymore and COVID-19 deaths are not counted properly. Lying Dictator Xi and the CCP want the world to believe only 80K people died from covid in China with a population of 1.4 billion. The Chinese death count is likely a million or in the millions. Taiwan remains the only indicator of what may be occurring pandemic-wise across mainland China right now.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The world reports 165K daily new COVID-19 cases for Friday and the 7-day MA is at 168K. Perhaps that sideways slide at the 175K-ish cases per day for the last few days has finally broke free for more downside. Hong Kong's covid data feed remains down no doubt because the CCP does not want the information released. Taiwan reports 25K cases for Friday an elevated number but encouraging. The 7-day MA trendline is up to 27K cases per day for Taiwan but the rate of increase is slowing (potential topping behavior). Taiwan reports 32K covid cases for both 1/31/23 and 2/1/23, last Tuesday and Wednesday, and then Thursday was 27K and Friday 25K. The daily cases need to be known for 2/7/23 and 2/8/23 (released on 2/9/23 and 2/10/23, respectively) to provide a direct comparison to the 32K numbers to see if the new infection wave is a pig in a poke and will roll-over quickly (cases come in below 32K), or, if the wave is developing into something more serious (cases come in above 32K). Thus, an assessment can be made for Taiwan's current infection wave on Friday. The same behavior occurring in Taiwan is likely occurring across mainland China (a new infection wave is underway). The peak in daily cases thus far for Taiwan's new wave come at the 9 and 10-day infection incubation period after the Lunar New Year holiday (1/22/23). There was much travel across China before and after the weekend festivities but no doubt the 1/21/23 and 1/22/23 party weekend created more COVID-19 infections. It may not be a superspreader event, Taiwan will provide this answer in the days ahead, but the new year holiday definitely increased virus transmission and infections in Taiwan and China (including Hong Kong). Oh no. Damn it. Taiwan reports 105 China Virus deaths for Friday a big spike higher the most since last July 7 months ago; terrible news. Taiwan should be able to beat the death rate back down quickly but the major worry is China. Seeing the big spike in Taiwan deaths on Friday, an imagination runs wild as to what horror may be occurring inside China with people dropping like flies. Good luck to the Chinese people.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The US reports 12.8K daily new COVID-19 cases for Friday beautiful stuff. The 7-day MA is down to 20K cases per day for America. The champagne is on ice with the cork ready to be popped to celebrate the transition from pandemic to endemic. 214 Americans continue dying from covid each day as Sleepy Joe Biden sleeps. It is only poor old folks dying so no one cares. The United States and world continue marching in the parade to the endemic phase but independent Taiwan and communist China are party-poopers. Taiwan's fate will be known in a few days and the expectation is that the wave burns out quickly which will also predict good things for China. The fly in the covid ointment this morning is the spike in COVID-19 deaths in Taiwan. It is concerning for not only Taiwan but China. Hopefully, a new wave will not sweep across these two nations attacking the frail older folks.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 8:00 AM EST: The Austin, Texas, Mayor Kirk Watson tests positive for COVID-19. Watson is vaccinated and boosted like a pincushion now isolating at home. Watson opines, "This situation is far from ideal." I like Austin but I love San Antone.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 11:00 AM EST: The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is harassing Dr Scott Jensen for his outspokenness on COVID-19 protocols because some do not exactly align with the board-certified narrative. The medical board accuses Jensen of covid misinformation. If you are a doctor, you must kneel before the medical boards, cheering and supporting their narratives, otherwise your license will be pulled (the US medical boards are corrupt like the educational system and universities). Republican Jensen ran for governor and lost with 45% of the vote so he thinks the medical board action against him is a political power play. Jensen opines, "They know full well they're being weaponized." The political machine (democrat tribe) controls the medical boards (AMA, state boards, etc...) that control the doctors. America is sick. Good luck to Jensen and hopefully the medical board will find someone else to harass. Covid is on the verge of the endemic phase. It is time to stop the petty bickering on all sides concerning masks, vaccines, mandates and other pandemic missteps and mistakes. It is time for everyone to move on.

Note Added Sunday Afternoon, 2/5/23: California retreats on its demand that school children be vaccinated for COVID-19. Democrat Governor Newsom's stupid and misguided decree has been tied up in the courts and is now rescinded. Common sense prevails. The statistics and studies prove that COVID-19 is not a serious threat to kids under 18 years old unless there are underlying health problems and/or if the child is obese. If you are a parent of a chubby kid, teach the young ones healthy eating habits including eating a salad each day. You don't want them to end up like you, do you? Hypocritical twit California Governor Newsom, who is considering a potential run for the presidency if Biden backs away, brags that California now considers the COVID-19 pandemic to be in the endemic phase. Wow. That is big news. The declaration is made as California exceeds 12 million total COVID-19 infections and crosses the 100K deaths grim milestone. Newsom is announcing the endemic phase to use it as a talking and bragging point if he runs for president (he will boast that his state was first to declare the end of the pandemic and start of the endemic phase; this is the way stupid politicians, that think they are smarter than you, think). Elite Newsom should never be president because he played Americans as fools and sucka's. Phony Newsom mandated masks for Californians while he dined at the ritzy French Laundry restaurant, no mask in sight, partying with friends, drinking fine wine and eating caviar. King Newsom knew masks were of little or no value but he got his jollies off wielding power and controlling the peons kneeling below his throne. America is a nation of control freaks. King Newsom decrees, "Rules for thee, not for me." Many corrupt American leaders exhibit the same sick behavior during the pandemic proclaiming, "Do what I say, not what I do."

Note Added Sunday Evening, 2/5/23: The Hollywood Academy Awards show broadcasts a Satanic anti-religion smut performance by singer Sam Smith. The overweight singer is scantily dressed in the music video of the same song. It is unsightly and un-Holy sexual inuendo performance art. At the awards show, Smith and dancers are donned in red devil costumes with a dark background. Pfizer supports the smut proudly displaying their logo at the end of the devil-worshipping religion-bashing performance. Big Pharma and the US government force multiple mRNA vaccines down people's throats holding their jobs over their heads. Pfizer is also protected from lawsuits that occur due to the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. The billions in profits that Pfizer effortlessly rakes-in during the pandemic goes to supporting smutty Satanic performances. First Lady Jill attended and presented at the awards show. Welcome to America.

Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports only 104K daily new covid cases for Saturday and the 7-day MA trendline drops to 158K cases per day. It is great news to see the downtrend resume after several days of a sideways funk at 175K-ish cases per day. 1,198 earthlings are dying from China Virus each day. 79 die from covid in Taiwan on Saturday an elevated number but at least it is below the 105 dead bodies the day before. Taiwan's COVID-19 death rate has gone parabolic at 63 deaths per day; not good. On the Mr Brightside, Taiwan reports 24K cases for Saturday remaining below the peak for the current post-new year's holiday infection wave at 32K cases. The data is encouraging that Taiwan's new infection wave will be short-lived and reverse quickly, but the cases are needed through Wednesday to know for sure and these numbers will not be known until Friday morning. Within the week, it will be known how bad, or not so bad, the post-holiday infection wave is in Taiwan and this same behavior is likely occurring inside communist China (that is not sharing its covid information with the world except for propaganda numbers). The 7-day MA for Taiwan's daily new cases takes a first tick lower from 28K cases per day to 27K cases per day encouraging news that Taiwan's wave will be no biggie. Japan's infection wave for daily new covid cases topped-out a month ago. The active cases continue higher which indicates there is likely a problem with the data. Japan's covid death rate continues lower but remains too high at 262 bodies per day comparable to the United States but Japan is one-third the population of America. 2 in every 5 new covid deaths in the entire world each day are occurring in the US and Japan.

Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The US daily new COVID-19 cases are not released for Sunday yet. The 7-day MA trendline for US covid cases drops to 18K cases per day in the teens a wonderful sight. California's cases are running at about 2K per day and the Golden State now declares the start of the covid endemic phase. New York's daily covid cases are at about 3K per day so almost 30% of the daily covid cases in America are in California and New York. New Jersey cases are also running at about 1.5K per day. Clearly, the recent stories about overreporting of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US have merit. Keystone has called out New York for several months as overreporting the covid cases simply because its data did not match-up with the behavior in other states. Never try to fool a mathematician. The endemic phase is coming into view. 193 Americans are dying from China Virus each day another foray into the sub 200 dead covid bodies per day camp but will it stay below 2 hundo? US covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all headed in the right direction, lower, but it cannot be fast enough after 3 years of pandemic misery.

Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 5:00 AM EST: Biden receives a failing grade at getting the word out to the poor and elderly folks about the Paxlovid anti-viral oral pill treatment. Biden has failed at lowering America's covid death rate over the last year. The administration is blaming misinformation and disinformation; of course they are. A common person would look at you as if you have three eyes if you asked them about Paxlovid. They never heard of it. This messaging failure is on the Biden administration and CDC and no one else. The Whitehouse is also blaming doctors for not prescribing Paxlovid but the physicians are concerned about drug interactions for those that take the 5-day pill regimen. Also, people need to start the treatment immediately upon testing positive to get the best results. Rich folks with computers and smartphones know this and react accordingly. Disadvantaged, poor and elderly folks, especially people in inner cities and in poor rural areas, are clueless that Paxlovid is available, so they die. Welcome to America. The politicians, medical folks and people making pandemic decisions have never walked on the sidewalks of an inner city nor along the dirt roads of rural America. They should.

Note Added Monday Afternoon, 2/6/23: Kevin Bass, a medical student and researcher, pens an article titled, "Time for Scientists to Admit We Handled COVID Wrong," published at Newsweek and Real Clear Science.  Bass discusses the lockdowns, masks, vaccines and boosters and how he fully supported these medical edicts in the past. Now Bass proclaims, "I was wrong. We in the scientific community were wrong. And it cost lives." He says the CDC, FDA and WHO overstated the data and evidence and mislead the public. Bass suggests that the missteps, misinformation and disinformation on vaccines, natural versus vaccine immunity, virus transmissibility, masks and school closures should be addressed and rectified but instead some of the mistakes continue. He discusses how the medical officials and scientific community vilify anyone questioning their authority or decisions calling these folks evil, ignorant, selfish and misguided (the ongoing harassment of Keystone and the Coronavirus Chronology proves this point). The article discusses the censorship impacting individuals for simply asking questions and wanting to see the data that supports the pandemic decisions and edicts. Bass asks the medical community to own up to the mistakes so credibility can be restored proclaiming, "Intellectual elitism, credentialism, and classism must end. Restoring trust in public health--and out democracy--depends on it." Bass is concerned that the article highlighting the many pandemic missteps may hurt his future career in medicine.

Note Added Monday Evening, 2/6/23: New York City Mayor Adams announces an end to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers. It's about time, jackass. 96% of the city workers are vaccinated. Of course they are since they fired anyone not willing to comply with their sick draconian vaccine mandate (the percentage is calculated from those willing to take the shots and also include the people with medical and religious exemptions; if you included the employees unwilling to be vaccinated the percentage would be in the 60% to 80% range but these experienced folks were sh*t-canned so the percentage shows full compliance).

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports 101K daily new covid cases for Sunday and the 7-day MA is down to 162K cases per day. The global covid death rate is at 1,192 bodies per day. Taiwan reports 23K cases for Sunday an encouraging number but as previously explained, the cases are needed for today and tomorrow, to be known on Thursday and Friday, to determine the direction forward for Taiwan's new infection wave. Taiwan's death rate continues spiking with 83 people dying per day for the last 4 days a substantive rise. China remains quiet about what is occurring across the mainland and is likely experiencing the same bump in cases as Taiwan.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The 7-day MA trendline for US daily new COVID-19 cases drop to 17K cases per day heading lower. The cases on the weekend are single-digit midgets. 165 Americans continue dying each day from covid the rate finally dropping sharply and now on par with the regular flu season. COVID-19 becomes endemic.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 6:00 AM EST: A Gallup poll conducted in January asks Americans 'what is the most important problem facing the nation'. Of course, poor government leadership, inflation and immigration top the list. Crime, homelessness and poverty round out the list with a few others, but what is not on the list? Come on, now. This information would not be included in the Coronavirus Chronology unless it was pandemic related. Think real hard. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is not one of the top 10 concerns of Americans. Do you need any more proof that the endemic phase is at hand? Americans have moved on with life. Two years ago, covid would have been number one on the list.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 11:00 AM EST: New studies are reinforcing other research over the last few months showing that masks are of little or no benefit in preventing the transmission of coronavirus. It is common sense. The latest study is by the Cochrane Review that concludes, "Wearing masks in the community probably makes little of no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illnesses (ILI)/COVID-19  compared to not wearing masks." People wearing masks consistently move the mouth diapers to itch, eat, cough (which is funny), pick their nose, etc.. Some wear the masks on their chins others only cover the mouth and not the nose. Millions of Americans never change or wash their masks. People touting masks picture a population that dutifully keeps their noses and mouths hermetically-sealed at work or as they run errands around town; this is fantasy and not real life. Masks are of little or no value in fighting COVID-19 since no one wears a mask properly; it's that simple. Frontiers in Psychology releases a report that says less attractive (ugly) people are more prone to wear masks. It is sad to see so many humans perceive themselves as unattractive basing their physical attributes. They never learned that beauty comes from the inside and has little to do with outward appearance. Society is sick losing touch with what is important in life. If you see someone wearing a mask at this stage of the pandemic, that is now endemic, they are likely ugly.

Note Added Tuesday Evening, 2/7/23, at 9:00 PM EST: President Biden is providing a State of the Union address which is a dog and pony show for the corrupt politicians. The compromised and corrupt soulless democrat and republican faces fill the chamber. It is easy to see why America's corrupt crony capitalism system is on its last legs. The only requirement in US law is that the president inform Congress once per year on the state of the union and for many decades this was done with a simple letter. In recent decades, the corrupt politicians seek the limelight and notoriety so the state of the union speech is now a circus spectacle. Washington, DC, is Hollywood for ugly people. Biden proclaims, "We've broken the covid grip on us. Covid deaths are down by 90%. We soon will end the public health emergency." The crowd (some republicans) shouts to end it now. Sleepy Joe opines about the covid deaths and the disruption and sadness to families. Yes, bozo, why did you sit on your hands for the last year and continue to let all those Americans die? He wants Congress to spend more money on vaccines and treatments to 'keep Americans safe' (a sickening overused expression that encourages citizens to behave like adult babies). Biden's solution to all problems is to spend taxpayer money. Folks, the money is not there. Biden lies about the COVID-19 deaths. The president's data analysts use the wave 6 death rate peak at 3K bodies per day in January 2022 as their basis. This death rate is only comparable to the heinous wave 3 the two worst death rates of the entire pandemic. US COVID-19 deaths are bouncing around the 150 to 400 deaths per day range in 2023. Covid deaths falling from 3000 to 300 is the -90% reduction touted (3000-300/3000=0.9 times 100 to make it a percentage is 90%). However, bozo Biden does not tell the American people that he has failed at reducing the covid death rate over the last year. In May 2022, the US China Virus death rate was sub 300 bodies per day and only 2 weeks ago tagged nearly 600 bodies per day. Biden conveniently forgot to tell Americans that COVID-19 deaths in the US doubled on his watch from May 2022 to January 2023. The speechwriter's are manipulating the data to support their political narrative. The truth is that US covid deaths fell -90% as wave 6 ended during January and February 2022 but Biden has failed since then to decrease the covid death rate and as of 2 weeks ago the death rate nearly doubled since May 2022 (at the wave 8 peak). The corrupt demopublican and republocrat filth is on full display this evening. Thankfully, in recent days, US covid deaths are finally trending lower and dropping substantively because wave 8 is over and the cases and hospitalizations are in solid downtrends. No thanks to Biden who spends his time on the misguided climate change agenda tilting at windmills a la Don Quixote instead of saving American lives. The state of the union is sick.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/8/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The world reports 113K daily new COVID-19 cases for Monday and the 7-day MA is down to 154K cases per day; beautiful numbers. The global covid death rate drops to 1,110 bodies and is heading lower. Cases drop first and then deaths follow so the world is looking good and the transition from pandemic to endemic continues. Taiwan reports 17K cases for Monday an encouraging number but the rubber meets the road over the next 2 days. The peak for the current infection wave is last Tuesday and Wednesday, both days at 32K cases, so tomorrow morning will be the first read on a key week-to-week comparison basis for Taiwan. It looks good for Taiwan but the daily cases will tell the tale. If daily cases are over 32K tomorrow morning (for Tuesday), that will spell major trouble for not only Taiwan but for mainland China. Taiwan's covid death rate climbs to 69 bodies per day heading higher. 

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/8/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The US reports only 8.9K cases for Monday a single-digit day and the 7-day MA is down to 16K cases per day. We are defeating the pandemic. We Are the Champions. The US active COVID-19 cases drop to 1.67 million a 1.6-handle. The move lower for active covid cases should quicken going forward. 164 Americans continue dying each day from COVID-19 the rate finally dropping sharply after the daily and active cases, and hospital admissions and hospitalizations, continue trending lower.

Friday, February 3, 2023

SPX S&P 500 Daily Chart; Golden Cross


The S&P 500 prints a golden cross. The 50-day MA at 3954 pierces above the 200-day MA at 3952. All of you long time followers know what typically happens next; a move lower. What? It is a golden cross?

It took almost 4 months for prices to rise to create the 50-day MA at 3954 that pokes above the 200 at 3952, creating the golden cross, so typically, price retraces to take a rest after all that multi-week upside. As time moves along, if the golden cross remains in play, stocks will continue higher.

The US Monthly Jobs Report just dropped and futures are down so there may be lots of sideways chop ahead.

The death cross in March was textbook. When it occurred, you expected price to bounce since it took many weeks for stocks to sink to create the death cross and price needed a rest. The market top was in as 2022 started 13 months ago. The SPX rallies as expected into April 2022 and then the true test occurs for the death cross. As you can see, the death cross remained in play (50 under the 200) so stocks were weak descending lower and lower into the October low.

Watch the golden cross going forward to see if it quickly slips back into a death cross. If not, and the golden cross remains in play, stocks will continue along sideways with an upward bias. This information is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Do not invest based on anything you read or view here. Consult your financial advisor before making any investment decision.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 101 Published 1/24/23; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWEST SINCE JUNE 2020; US COVID CASES LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Pandemic Transitioning into Endemic Phase; China Remains a Wildcard after Lunar New Year Holiday; World Reports 674 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.75 Million Deaths; US Reports 104 Million Total COVID-19 Cases and 1.129 Million Deaths; FDA Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Follow Yearly Schedule Like Flu Shots (Endemic); North Korea Experiencing Respiratory Illnesses; Secretly-Taped Pfizer Executive Admits to Nefarious R&D Activities; COVID-19 Infections Rising in Taiwan and Hong Kong (and Likely Mainland China) after Lunar New Year Holiday; Biden Administration Will End COVID-19 Emergency Declarations on 5/11/23 as Covid Becomes Endemic; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES DROP BELOW 100K NOT SEEN SINCE MAY 2020; GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SPIT ON THE US CONSTITUTION BY DELETING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CHRONOLOGY ARTICLE 101 FROM THE BLOGGER PLATFORM BY DELETING NOT ONLY THE BLOG POST BUT ALSO DELETING THE ACTUAL WRITTEN CONTENT OF ARTICLE 101 WITHIN THE POST TRYING TO PERMANENTLY REMOVE THE WORDS FOREVER FROM SOCIETY; CENSORSHIP GONE MAD










 

By K E Stone (Keystone)

There are 101 Coronavirus Chronology articles matching the number of dalmatians. The COVID-19 pandemic is ending for the world and the United States. The covid endemic phase, that is on par with the regular seasonal flu, is coming into view. It is time to rejoice and sing the Negro spiritual, “Good News, Chariots A Comin’,” as many of us did in high school choir class decades go.

The only remaining fly in the covid ointment is China. The lying CCP says the outbreak is under control on mainland China and the communists are not concerned about an increase in cases after the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival holiday this past weekend 1/21/23 and 1/22/23 but the jury remains out. The limited information from China indicates that the BA5, BA52 and BF7 variants are the main culprits at play across the mainland over the last few weeks.

If these variants remain in play through the weekend and now, the holiday will likely not be a superspreader event in China but there will be a bump in cases that is short-lived perhaps similar to US wave 8. However, the XBB lineage is sneaking around in the bushes across the mainland.

China only needs to look at Japan to see what happened when they though the coast was clear. The XBB, XBB1 and XBB15 variants then attacked Japan producing another horrific infection wave with the deadliest day of the pandemic occurring for Japan on 1/4/23 with over 500 dead covid bodies. Japan is healing now but hopefully this same fate does not await the Chinese folks.

China remains non-transparent with the COVID-19 data and information. It is important to know what variants are in play and where across the mainland but only Xi and the CCP know the numbers and they refuse to share the information with the world.

Hong Kong’s daily new cases chart is shown above. Hong Kong is under Dictator Xi and the CCP’s communist control so the data is sketchy but may provide a guide as to what is occurring on the mainland. The actual numbers are not important because they are unreliable but trend matters.

The daily new cases for individual days and for the 7-day MA trendline of daily cases are dropping like a sack of potatoes encouraging news that the new year holiday was not a superspreader but it is too early to tell. The recent variants display a 6 to 9-day infection incubation window. Thus, if the holiday was a superspreader in China, including Hong Kong and the gambling joints in Macau, the daily new COVID-19 cases will pop noticeably higher 1/25/23 through 1/31/23.

Hong Kong will at least provide a hint as to what is occurring on the mainland since Dictator Xi and the CCP hide and fabricate the covid data and refuse to be a cooperative global partner.

All that said, the Hong Kong daily new cases chart shows the cases for individual days dropping to 2.7K for Sunday, the Lunar New Year holiday, in a nice downtrend. Ditto the 7-day MA trendline dropping to 3.4K cases per day great news for Hong Kong. Now the vigil begins for each day forward until the end of the month to see if the cases bump higher in Hong Kong which will be reflective of the mainland as well. Hong Kong is the canary in China’s covid coal mine.

The world, sans China, has seen all the variants to date including BA5, BF7, the BQ’s and the XBB’s. Nations with high natural immunity, including the United States, navigated the recent BQ and XBB storms fairly easily.

Interestingly, the nations that forced lockdowns and other draconian measures on their populations such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, have been hit the hardest by the last group of variants loosely confirming the natural immunity hypothesis (the countries struggling with COVID-19 over the last half-year are the nations that have low levels of natural immunity because of isolating the public).

China is the wildcard. Since the communists will not provide useful data or information on the COVID-19 variants at play, it is difficult to know if the worst is over for the Chinese folks. China is bringing up the rear of the global pandemic. The other 200 nations on Earth are ready to move on and have moved on to the endemic phase.

If the BQ and XBB lineages are not in play in China right now, there may be another infection wave ahead for February and March for the mainland. Hong Kong will be monitored to see if there is a bump in cases over the coming days. The next week dictates if China joins the rest of the world transitioning from the pandemic to endemic phase.

The world’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The news is fantastic. Keystone buried the lead. Instead of opening the discussion with China, the lead story and huge news of the day is the plummeting daily new covid cases worldwide.

THE PLANET REPORTS ONLY 142K DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES FOR SUNDAY THE LOWEST NUMBER SINCE JUNE 2020. Wow. If that does not make you happy, nothing will. THE 7-DAY MA FOR THE WORLD’S DAILY NEW CASES DROPS TO 223K CASES PER DAY NOT SEEN SINCE JULY 2020. Wow. It’s beautiful.

Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are improving so the world’s numbers are coming down nicely. With the world’s daily new cases down to levels from 2-1/2 years ago at the start of the pandemic, clearly the endemic phase is walking through the front door as the pandemic exits via the back door.

The world’s daily new deaths chart is shown above. 800 COVID-19 deaths are reported for Sunday not too shabby considering that there are 8,000,000,000 people on the planet. The 7-day MA drops to 1.5K covid bodies per day worldwide and is expected to begin falling at a faster pace. This puzzle piece should fall into place (lower covid death rate) in the days ahead.

Japan’s daily new cases chart is shown above. Japan’s daily new cases are falling like a rock to 88K cases per day great news. The remaining flies in the covid ointment are the active cases and deaths. Japan’s active covid cases are at 10.5 million and have not topped-out which is surprising. The active cases need to drop and form the coveted bell shape to prove the virus is toast, and they will.

There must be a lot of elderly Japanese folks requiring extended hospital stays as they battle the virus. Also, many Japanese may be dealing with long-covid symptoms requiring ongoing healthcare. The active cases are expected to begin dropping any day forward. Japanese deaths continue averaging around 400 covid bodies per day.

Taiwan’s daily new cases chart is shown above. Taiwan is on the mend with the China Virus cases dropping to 18K per day on the way lower. Taiwan’s active cases chart is also rolling over forming the bell shape to prove the infection wave is toast.

Taiwan must be monitored in the days ahead, along with Hong Kong, to see if there is an increase in infections after the new year holiday which will also provide insight into what is happening on the mainland.

The US daily new cases chart is shown above. America reports 11K daily new cases for Sunday; not a single-digit number but we’ll take it. The 7-day MA trendline for daily new covid cases is down to 20K cases per day on the verge of the teens. The US joyfully shuffles towards the endemic phase.

THE UNITED STATES DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE DOWN TO LOWS NOT SEEN SINCE JULY 2021 OVER 18 MONTHS AGO. Rejoice.

The US active cases chart is shown above. This is the bell-curve chart that will ring in the successful end to US wave 8. US active cases peak at over 2.3 million on 1/11/23 two weeks ago and are now at 1.81 million hopefully a 1.7 handle tomorrow. The trend lower should begin falling at a faster rate.

The US daily new deaths chart is shown above. America reports only 63 China Virus deaths for Sunday wonderful news the lowest individual covid death day since early 2020. The 7-day MA for US daily deaths drops to 214 bodies per day and should accelerate lower in the days ahead.

Any number under 240 bodies per day compares back to the start of the pandemic in 2020. The US deaths need to drop into the 120 to 180 covid bodies per day range to compare to the seasonal flu deaths. The US COVID-19 death rate should fall into this zone in the days ahead, and perhaps finally stay there and move lower, heralding the arrival of the endemic phase.

New Jersey’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The daily new cases peaked during the first week of January and are now down below 2K cases per day heading lower so the media-stoked fears about the northeastern United States are way overblown. On the bad US state list below, however, New Jersey is the only state remaining in the covid doghouse. Its daily cases are trending lower as the chart shows but the active cases chart is still moving higher.

New Jersey’s active cases curve is expected to roll over any day forward. The data hints that other RSV, flu and respiratory cases may be getting lumped together with the COVID-19 numbers overreporting active cases and hospitalizations. New Jersey is on the mend and that is all that matters. It will be monitored to make sure the active cases roll over in the days ahead.

The covid path ahead is rosy and optimistic. The CDC’s variant distribution indicates that 49% of the US COVID-19 cases are XBB15. 27% of the cases are BQ11. 13% are BQ1. 3% are XBB and 2% are BA5 now just a shadow of its former wave 7b self.

The XBB lineage accounts for 51% of the new covid cases and the BQ’s are at 40%. Remember, the variant proportions will continue adjusting but within a total covid pie that is shrinking in size. For example, a couple weeks from now, XBB15 may be 60% or more of the cases, or pick your variant, maybe it will be BQ11, but that is within the context of a lot less daily cases occurring.

The variants no longer have the punch they once did. Many nations, like the US, have substantial natural immunity against covid that is winning the day going forward. As stated above in reference to communist China, the only two worries remaining on the world’s covid pandemic plate is if the new year holiday is a superspreader and if the BQ and XBB lineages are going to attack the mainland going forward.

Let’s pray for the atheists in China and hope that the new year holiday is not a superspreader and that the BQ and XBB variants may have already run their course (Xi and the CCP hide the COVID-19 data and information so the world does not know what is happening on the mainland).

US COVID-19 hospital admissions are dropping faster than former President Clinton’s pants in front of an intern. It is a fantastic sight to see admissions in all age groups collapsing lower. The doctors and nurses, and staff, will be able to catch their breath going forward as the covid, RSV and flu cases are in decline.

US COVID-19 hospitalizations are also dropping now down to 28K patients and this data is a few days old so the number is likely 26K or 27K now. All the pieces of the covid puzzle are falling into place with lower daily cases, lower active cases, lower hospital admissions, lower hospitalizations and lower deaths. That is called ‘running the table’.

Looking at the New Jersey hospitalizations using the dropdown menu, the covid patients are dropping like a rock so Joisey should not be concerned about the ongoing covid cases.

The US vaccination rate remains uninspiring and pitiful. Vaccination kiosks have shut down due to lack of interest. Pharmacies can administer shots but there are few takers. A COVID-19 vaccination shot, like heroin, is so passe.

The FDA announces plans to place the COVID-19 vaccine into the regular rotation each year along with the flu shot. The FDA will meet in the spring and by the end of June will decide what specific variant to target for the upcoming Fall/winter season. Big Pharma will then produce the vaccine and have the shots ready by the end of September the same-o process as the yearly flu shot.

This is not the big news from the FDA announcement. The big news that people miss is that the FDA is now treating the covid vaccines similar to the flu vaccines which means the doctors and scientists there consider the COVID-19 pandemic to now be in the endemic phase. It also means that there will likely be no need for a spring covid shot but do not take this as gospel.

The FDA says one vaccine shot will likely do the trick come Fall of this year although people with health problems may require a couple shots. It is worrisome that the FDA says children that have not had a covid shot may need to take two shots later this year. Hey *ssholes, didn’t you learn anything from the pandemic? You have already lost mountains of credibility; do you want to damage the health profession further?

The FDA would be wise to shut up about telling parents to subject their kids to two covid shots in the months ahead. Covid is not a threat to kids unless the child is suffering from existing health problems and/or if the youngster is obese and many American parents already understand this fact.

It is comical that the so-called experts at the FDA are stupid about these facts. They must not look at the data and instead ask the Whitehouse for their talking points and the narrative for the day. Such is the crony capitalism system in its last throes.

It is unclear if one covid vaccine shot per year will be sufficient and there is confusion as to whether you need the initial series or if you can simply start taking the once a year shot if you never had a covid vaccination. This summer and early Fall, the FDA needs to spell-out in simple detail what each American should do including individual instructions for those that have never taken the covid vaccine, those that had one shot, those with two shots, three shots, the dutiful pincushion 4-shotter’s and even those with five covid shots.

Within those groups, the ages and health conditions will need assessed to determine if a COVID-19 vaccine is a logical step forward. It sounds complicated not simple. How’s this for simple? Hey everyone, if you are 60 years old and older, you should consider a covid shot later this year. Anyone under 60 years old should consult their doctor if they are interested in the covid and flu vaccines. Simple is best when you have to reach a lot of people.

The CDC Community Transmission map is a lovely shade of green (low infection risk). The green and yellow (medium-risk) US counties account for 94% of the map with 6% the orange high-risk counties.

Keystone, an artist, cannot help but mention for the fourteenth time that the orange color should be red perhaps a soft pastel red or rose instead of orange so it matches a street light; green, yellow, red. People need simple things to follow that register easily in their minds especially nowadays when folks are not as smart as they were decades ago.

Anyhoo, the 6% reflects the orange high-risk counties where the infections are cut in half over the last week excellent news. Perhaps in the days ahead the orange will be halved again and maybe disappear all together over the next month. The endemic phase is within sight.

There are orange counties on the map in Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and a few others but all outbreaks are manageable. The CDC Community Transmission map is a valuable tool to help inform the public on what is happening during a pandemic and as a means to provide simple instructions for the populace but the CDC has fallen down on the job and most of America does not even know the map exists.

Denver reports a school outbreak where a dozen teachers and students contract covid but as seen by the county map, Colorado is in good shape and the medium infection area is in the northwest part of the state and not around Denver.

The USA has the greatest number of total coronavirus cases in the world at 104 million. India is next with 44.7 million total virus cases. France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Italy, UK, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Vietnam, Australia, Argentina, Taiwan, Netherlands, Iran, Mexico, Indonesia, Poland and Colombia round out the top 22 worst nations for total COVID-19 cases. India remains at 44.7 million total cases for the last 2 months great news.

COVID-19 has infected 674 million people worldwide. China (CCP) owes reparations to the world for its sick heinous crime against humanity. 6.75 million people on Earth are dead from the China Flu. 646 million global citizens have recovered from the virus.

96% (646/674) of the people that become infected with COVID-19 recover in a reasonable time frame. The percentage remains steady for many months. Worldwide, 1.0% (6.75/674) of the people that are infected with covid die; 1 in 100 (hit the 1/x button on your calculator).

8.8% (674/7670) of the world’s population of 7.67 billion people have been infected with coronavirus; 1 in every 11 people on earth. 0.09% of the world’s population (6.75/7670) died from the pandemic so far; 1 in every 1,136 people on earth died from China Virus over the last 3 years.

The latest census data shows that the world has crossed the 8 billion population milestone but the Coronavirus Chronology will continue using the 7.67 billion number for calculations to remain consistent.

In the United States, 104 million people have been infected with covid. 1.129 million Americans are dead. 101 million Americans have recovered from coronavirus. This equates to 97% (101/104) of US citizens recovering after becoming infected with COVID-19.

Those are good odds especially when you look around and see most people fatter than yourself. Most of the COVID-19 deaths are old or fat people and heaven help you if you are old and fat. COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly.

In the US, 1.1% (1.129/104) of the people infected with COVID-19 die. 1 in every 92 US citizens that are infected with coronavirus die. 0.34% (1.129/330) of Americans have died from COVID-19 which is 1 in every 295 Americans over the last 34 months.

31.5% (104/330) of the American population of 330 million people have been infected with covid. That is almost at 1 in every 3 Americans. The latest data and commentaries, even from the CDC is that 80% and maybe 90% or more of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 over the last 34 months (many positive tests and illnesses are not reported and some people did not know they had covid). The strong US herd immunity turned wave 8 into a little bump.

The United States has 15.4% (104/674) of the COVID-19 cases in the world. 2 in every 13 people that become infected with covid on the planet are Americans. The US vaccination program made an impact month’s ago, but not so much in recent months.

The US accounts for 16.7% (1.129/6.75) of the China Flu deaths in the world. 1 in 6 people that die from COVID-19 around the world are Americans. A couple years ago, it was 1 in 5 so vaccinations helped.

The Keystone Speculator Coronavirus Infection Rate Model, the Keystone Model for short, is a simple model that predicts when the active cases (bell-curve) chart will flatten-out and roll-over lower. The active cases chart is the ‘flatten the curve’ chart that represents the maximum stress and strain on the medical system and healthcare workers. Once the active cases chart rolls over forming the bell shape, the virus is being defeated and healthcare workers can breathe easier.

The Keystone Model is very effective and reliable in predicting the peaks in active cases for countries and US states as shown over the last couple years. The bad country and bad US state lists below display the covid trouble spots around the world. At this stage in the pandemic game, the period between a peak in daily new cases and active cases is 11 days. Hopefully, the lists will completely disappear in the coming days.

The Coronavirus Chronology identifies the real-time covid hot zones occurring around the world and within the United States. The chronology serves as a historical document that will be referenced for decades to come by those that want to experience the entire pandemic as it unfolds in real-time.

The Coronavirus Chronology compilation of articles will be published in the future by Amazon and others and distributed internationally. This is Article 101 in the Coronavirus Chronology that provides real-time information for historians, teachers, students, journalists, economists, market participants, corporate executives, financial managers, Wall Street, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, neurologists, researchers, public officials, news organizations, traders, investors and politicians studying the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically (USA) and internationally.

This one hundred and first article is published on Tuesday, 1/24/23. The Coronavirus Chronology series of articles are the only real-time source of information available continuously chronicling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from early 2020 into 2023; it is the China Virus Bible.

Readers live and breathe the pandemic, the worst in a century, as it occurs in real-time, experiencing the daily virus zeitgeist, good or bad, devoid of political correctness. This is not revisionist history-telling. It is the raw pandemic truth and human emotion occurring, recorded and chronicled in real time, without any allegiance to political narratives or media spin. The information is direct and unapologetic. A chronology can be written no other way.

All 101 Coronavirus Chronology articles are archived on The Keystone Speculator blog. The last couple articles are linked below if you want to remain up to speed with the COVID-19 pandemic that is transitioning into the endemic phase.

The ninety-ninth article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 99 Published 1/3/23; China Remains Non-Transparent with COVID-19 Data; Global Scientists Worry that a New Variant is Being Spawned in China; Global Pandemic Hotspots Are China (Including Hong Kong), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Bolivia and Germany; US Wave 8 Is Over and Days Ahead Dictate if a New Wave 9 Appears; New US Infections Dominated by XBB15 Variant; US ‘Tripledemic’ of Flu, RSV and Covid Is Improving; Worldwide ‘Pandemic of the Elderly’ Continues; World Reports a Satanic 666 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.7 Million Deaths; US Reports 103 Million Total COVID-19 Infections and 1.12 Million Deaths; One-Half (50%) of New Covid Cases Worldwide Are in Japan; 463 Japanese Die on 1/7/23 the Deadliest Day of the Pandemic; Scientists Call XBB15 ‘Worst Variant in the World Right Now’; One-Half of New US Covid Cases Are in New York and New Jersey; XBB15 Fear in the United States is Tempered After CDC Adjusts Variant Data; 90% of new US Covid Cases Are the BQ and XBB Variants; Communist China Retaliates Against Japan and South Korea for Imposing Travel Restrictions; US Pentagon Finally Drops Covid Vaccine Mandate; President Biden Stupidly Extends the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; Moderna Withheld Vaccine Data from the FDA During the Approval Process

The one-hundredth article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 100 Published 1/14/23; Global Covid Hotspots Are China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Japan Reports Deadliest Day of the Pandemic; One-Half (50%) of New Covid Cases Worldwide Are in Japan; China Remains Non-Transparent Refusing to Report COVID-19 Data; World Reports 671 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.73 Million Deaths; US Reports 103.4 Million Total COVID-19 Cases and 1.12 Million Deaths; United States Wave 8 Is Ending with Daily New Covid Cases in a 1-Month Downtrend; End-of-Year Holidays Do Not Create a Superspreader Event; 92% of New US Covid Cases Are the BQ and XBB Variants; Pandemic Likely Transitioning into Endemic Phase Worldwide; Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Creating Increase in Ischemic Strokes (Blood Clots); ‘Twitter Files’ Expose Collusion Between Big Pharma and Social Media Platforms to Stifle Free Speech Concerning COVID-19 Vaccines; Federal Reserve Chairman Powell Tests Positive for Covid; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWEST SINCE 2020; US COVID INFECTIONS LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Singer/Songwriter David Crosby Dies from COVID-19; Billionaire Elon Musk Experiences Major Side Effects from COVID-19 Booster Shot

The Worldometer web site tracks coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world and its link is provided. Many charts in the coronavirus series of articles are provided courtesy of Worldometer and annotated by Keystone. The CDC COVID Data Tracker is another excellent source of information. The Worldometer, Johns-Hopkins and CDC data track each other well.

The bad country list below decreases in size down to only 3 global trouble spots. Taiwan is removed from the bad list since it is on the mend with its active cases chart dropping to form the bell shape.

Japan should peak with active cases any day so it will disappear off the list. Ditto Mexico’s active cases that are flat and should begin falling any day. China is the wildcard and the next few days will determine if the holiday was a superspreader.

Mexico (Sixth Wave) (data reporting is sloppy)
1/2/23 New Case Peak Date
1/13/23 Projected Active Case Peak Date (based on 11 days) (curve moves sideways)
 
Japan (Eighth Wave)
1/7/23 New Case Peak Date
1/18/23 Projected Active Case Peak Date (based on 11 days) (curve continues higher)
 
China (including Hong Kong) (Third Wave) (CCP data cannot be trusted)
12/31/22 Estimated New Case Peak Date (use Hong Kong dates but data is flawed)
1/11/23 Estimated Projected Active Case Peak Date (based on 11 days) (jury remains out to see if the holiday is a superspreader event)

China likely peaked with daily new cases at the turn of the new year. China will continue struggling but at least the worst of the wave may be in the rearview mirror. Now the wait begins to see if a new infection wave takes off higher in China in the days ahead.

It is a beautiful development that the bad country list is whittled down to three nations. Victory over COVID-19 is within sight but we must keep marching towards the endemic phase target to make it become a reality. Don’t let up now folks, the endemic prize is ahead.

The United States bad state list below calls out the states with rising active COVID-19 cases and the count dwindles down to only one state; New Jersey. America is in a downtrend with daily new covid cases for the last month as wave 8 ends. The future is so bright that you may need to wear shades.

New Jersey (Eighth Wave)
1/6/23 New Case Peak Date
1/17/23 Projected Active Case Peak Date (based on 11 days) (curve continues higher)

Several states are removed from the bad list over the last week including New York, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia and Connecticut. As mentioned above, New Jersey covid hospitalizations are dropping like a stone so Jersey will be fine and off the list in the coming days.

US wave 8 was created by the Thanksgiving Day and holiday weekend infections and it is over and may be the final swan song for the covid pandemic phase. The big Fall/winter surge in US infections that the experts were fear-mongering did not occur. As soon as New Jersey’s active cases roll over, any day forward, the US bad state list will be tossed into the trash bin of covid history.

The Coronavirus Chronology is using 8 metrics to assess the pandemic to endemic transition and the world is making better progress. (1) The world’s daily new cases should be below 360K per day to claim endemic status and cases are down to 240K per day a win for the endemic column. (2) The world’s daily new deaths should be below 1.3K per day and they are 1.5K. However, a sub 1.3K death rate is expected in the days ahead.

(3) For the United States to be in the endemic phase, the daily new cases should be below or around 10K cases per day and are now at 20K per day and dropping. Since some states are overreporting the numbers, a drop to 15K-ish cases per day will be good enough. (4) US active cases should be below 730K cases (at least below 1 million) now at 1.8 million. (5) The US COVID-19 death rate should be below 180 bodies per day now at 214 bodies per day but falling sharply.

(6) To declare the endemic phase in America, US hospitalizations should drop below 10K patients and are now under 28K. Again, knowing more about the data, the numbers may be a bit high so if covid patients fall into the 10K to 20K range that will be good enough. (7) The CDC Community Transmission map should turn completely green and yellow to usher in the endemic phase and 94% of US counties meet these criteria with 6% remaining in the high-risk orange zone.

(8) Lastly, the public needs to accept that the pandemic is over and this is already in the endemic column since most Americans have resumed their normal lives and ignore the COVID-19 news.

Thus, there are about 3 to 5 of the 8 metrics in the endemic camp or about to get there with the others moving in that direction. It is more good news so you can sing another verse of “Chariots A Comin’.” Most people have moved on with life choosing not to pay much attention to the COVID-19 pandemic anymore.

Jeff Zients, the first Whitehouse COVID-19 coordinator under President Biden, that left that job a year ago, now becomes the chief of staff for President Biden replacing Ron Klain. Zients will find out that the heat in the chief of staff kitchen (extremely tough job) is hotter than the covid kitchen. By Klain jumping ship, Biden is probably not going to run for reelection but the jury remains out.

The “Superspreader” movie receives a lot of public attention. It is about the draconian measures the US government imposed on citizens during the pandemic including taking away rights of religious freedom. The movie is promoted through Salem (republican-controlled media) which owns/operates many of the AM talk radio stations (republican media).

Slate (democrat-run media) publishes a story about the popular “Died Suddenly” movie and phrase that is viral on social media. “Died Suddenly” documents information about heart attacks, blood clots and other vaccine side effects occurring after people take the COVID-19 jabs. These are real events not phony-baloney.

Slate attempts to discredit anyone that mentions the phrase “Died Suddenly” saying they are people that promote misinformation and disinformation about the vaccines. This tripe and dribble in the media from both political parties is so predictable these days. The democrat stories denigrate people that are asking questions about covid vaccines (because the democrat tribe are trying to promote Biden’s vaccine-only strategy) but they never want to provide the answers.

Right on cue, the Atlantic (democrat-run media) publishes a similar story as Slate. Do you see how the corrupt political tribes organize their narratives and then have their media surrogates feed the filthy garbage to American minds? The crony capitalism system is breathing its last breaths. Good riddance.

Myocarditis and blood clots are real. It is not fantasyland. It is also real when talking to any American and they all have a story about themselves, or someone at work, or a friend, that suffered serious side effects from taking the COVID-19 vaccines and/or boosters. This is not a conspiracy theory. This is real life.

As mentioned previously, Keystone’s sister experienced scary swelling in her lymph nodes, and other problems, directly after the third mRNA shot but thankfully appears okay now weeks later. Needless to say, she is done with taking any more of those shots.

When everyone has a story like this about the COVID-19 vaccines, instead of shouting people down and trying to sweep things under the rug, the medical profession needs to get to the bottom of the side effect problems and explain what is happening to the American people. A thorough report would probably help restore some credibility. You cannot tell people something is rare and nothing to worry about when everyone has a story about the side effects occurring.

The dirtbag Pentagon is forcing service members, that were fired for refusing to get vaccinated, to pay back signing bonuses when they were hired. This stuff is being done to breed hate in America. There can be no other reason. Sick people in positions of power are purposely trying to destroy the nation when trash like this is announced.

Some of the people in responsible positions want to control you and your life and if you resist, your face will be pushed into the dirt until you scream “Uncle” to the bully on the covid playground. Shut up, don’t ask questions and take these multiple experimental mRNA shots into your body dammit; this sick stuff is un-American.  Those unvaccinated workers and service members should get their jobs back with back pay.

For the umpteenth time, most of the unvaccinated folks, Keystone included, are not anti-vaxxer’s, quite the contrary. We are typically pro-vaccine but simply want to wait to see how things progress before taking the covid vaccines. It is supposed to be a free country.

The COVID-19 pandemic is ending transitioning into the endemic phase but the sick control freak behavior that powerful people are imposing on the masses will only worsen.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The world reports only 134K daily new covid cases for Monday. The glorious march to the COVID-19 endemic phase continues. The 7-day MA for the world's daily cases drops to 205K cases on the verge of a 1-handle! Fantastic news. 1,486 earthlings are dying from COVID-19 each day and this rate is expected to drop sharply in the days ahead. The BBC reports how the Chinese coffin makers are busy trying to keep up with demand as folks in rural areas drop over dead from COVID-19. Crematoriums continue operating 24/7 across China so China Virus has claimed many elderly lives. People have lots of sad stories about their loved ones dying just like the rest of the world experienced. China says deaths and severe covid cases are down -70% over the last 3 weeks. The communists do not provide data or access to see what is going on; instead, they release statements that everyone is supposed to take as gospel without transparency. China's CDC says COVID-19 cases peaked on 12/22/22 at 7 million per day and deaths at 4K on 1/4/24. The actual numbers cannot be trusted but the trend matters and the timeline matches the guesstimate that China's infection wave peaked as 2022 ended and 2023 began. This is great news for Chinese folks but the jury remains out on whether the holiday was a superspreader and if the BQ and XBB lineages may wreak havoc going forward. Hope not, but both questions will be answered in the days ahead.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The US reports only 10K daily new covid cases for Monday a weekday! Wow. The pandemic is breathing its last breaths. THE 7-DAY MA FOR US DAILY NEW CASES DROPS TO 18K CASES PER DAY IN THE TEENS!! Yee-haw! Yippee! Sing Along with Sturgill. US active cases are down to 1.76 million a 1.7-handle! Next stop is a 1.6-handle maybe over the next couple days. 145 Americans die from covid on Monday and the 7-day MA trendline is at 226 covid bodies per day but expected to come down sharply in the days forward. New Jersey is the fly in the covid ointment so taking a look at its data and charts the news is great again. New Jersey's daily new cases have been in a downtrend but the active cases curve did not yet roll over. New Jersey's active cases take the first tick lower off the top from 142 million on Sunday to 140 million on Monday. It is a start. Give it a couple-few days to verify that the peak is in for active cases and New Jersey can be removed from the bad state list above and that list can completely disappear. The covid skies are parting giving way to the endemic sunshine. It is humorous that to end the pandemic, humans hope for an endemic.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 8:00 AM EST: Democrat-leaning personality Joe Scarborough on the "Morning Joe" political television show on MSNBC (democrat-run media) opines that he wishes he had taken the fourth COVID-19 vaccine (second booster). He contracted covid and experienced serious symptoms and believes the fourth shot would have made his illness less severe. It does not sound like the first three shots helped but Scarborough is convinced that four jabs would have done the trick. People become caricatures of themselves during a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 9:00 AM EST: Global elitist Bill Gates is mouthing-off to other global elitists proclaiming that not one country on Earth receives an "A" grade on handling the pandemic. First of all, who anointed Gates, a computer guy from the 80's and 90's, as king of the world that divvies out grades to his 200 nation subjects? Gates is a fade (you would be better off to do the opposite of whatever he tells you). Sweden should be given an "A" because they did not shut down the schools and approached the pandemic with calmer minds than the rest of the world that was panicking. Gates cheerleads Australia as a shining example on how to handle the pandemic. Say what, jack? Do not listen to this guy; he is promoting a different agenda. Australia treated its citizens like prisoners with draconian lockdowns and crazy enforcement measures. Old men venturing out of their homes were beaten by police. There were many sickening stories about overzealous cops enforcing mask rules and lockdowns. An old lady was beaten. Sickening. Then, after all that garbage, the land Down Under is hit with heinous infection waves anyway because the population did not build up sufficient natural immunity due to the isolation. No, the Aussies blew it big time and no one should follow the lead of the woke continent. Gates praises Australia since he is an elite control freak and wants the populations on earth to be controlled and their movements limited. Do not listen to Mr Gates or listen, and then fade him.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 10:00 AM EST: Prince Albert of Monaco, 64, tests positive for COVID-19 for the third time (2020, then 2022, now 2023). Coronavirus loves his blood. He is vaccinated like a pincushion, asymptomatic and recovering at home.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 1/25/23, at 11:00 AM EST: The CDC says the new COVID-19 booster shots 'provide some protection' against the XBB variant lineages. They have been touting this line for the last 3 months trying to drum-up interest in the booster shots. The study sounds like voodoo science. A group of people vaccinated like pincushions with 3 or 4 mRNA jabs of the original vaccines were compared against people that are vaccinated and received the new booster shot and lo and behold the group with the new booster performed better against the XBB variants. If the first group did not have the new booster shot, that means their last jab was many months ago, so the effectiveness of the vaccines was waning or minimal and that is why they did not perform as well. The folks that have the new booster, by definition, likely had the shot within the last few weeks, hence, they would be expected to fare better. The study uses a lot of ands, buts, abouts, ifs, somes, should be's, betters, would expects, and would be's, and of course concludes with fully endorsing the multiple mRNA jabs. If ands and buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas.

Note Added Wednesday Afternoon, 1/25/23: Incompetent Whitehouse spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, the lady with three first names, that got the job because she is a black lesbian, is asked about the Whitehouse requiring covid vaccinations and tests to attend the reception event for incoming members of Congress. A New York congressman is skipping the Whitehouse event because of the stupid COVID-19 requirements. The pandemic is transitioning into the endemic phase and these measures are not needed anymore. As expected, idiot KJP professes ignorance and does not know anything about the situation. Stupid Karine proclaims, "Covid isn't over, a, we've been very clear about that, hundreds of Americans are dying every day and cases are increasing right now, today." NO THEY AREN'T, JACKASS. US COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN IN A DOWNTREND FOR 3 WEEKS!!! WHERE IS DR'S JHA AND WALENSKY? DO THEY NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AS WELL? THE WHITEHOUSE IS DISSEMINATING MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION CONCERNING COVID-19. There are hundreds of covid deaths occurring each day because of the glaring incompetency of the Biden administration; this is true. The Whitehouse is briefed daily on COVID-19 and they follow the Coronavirus Chronology so they know that cases are dropping. THE KJP WHITEHOUSE SPOKESWOMAN IS PURPOSELY DISSEMINATING DISINFORMATION (THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TELLING PEOPLE IS INCORRECT) ABOUT US COVID-19 CASES FROM THE WHITEHOUSE PULPIT. Good luck America.

Note Added Wednesday Evening, 1/25/23: Incompetent democrat New York Governor Hochul does not plan on hiring back the healthcare workers that remain unvaccinated. The courts overturned her stupid vaccine mandate. Hochul is an idiot leader that wants New Yorker's to receive subpar healthcare just because nurses did not kneel in front of her to take multiple jabs of mRNA serum into their bodies. Sickening, isn't it? All unvaccinated healthcare workers should be hired back immediately and given back pay. New York hospitals are desperate for workers. There are not enough ambulance drivers. Nurses are exhausted. Control freak Hochul wants you to kneel and obey her sick stupid edicts. The damage to the nursing profession is extensive. If you want to be a nurse, realize that you must kneel before your boss and inject anything into your body they decree. Many smart young people, that wanted to pursue healthcare jobs, move on to other careers instead.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 1/26/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports 200K COVID-19 cases for Tuesday and the 7-day MA is down to 201K cases per day. The global COVID-19 death rate drops to 1.4K bodies per day heading lower. Japan is on the mend but the active cases remain elevated at 10.7 million. Hong Kong daily cases continue lower hinting that China's infection wave is subsiding. Ditto Taiwan, however, the infection incubation window is just now opening after the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival holiday. The rubber meets the road for mainland communist China in the days ahead.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 1/26/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The US reports 24K covid cases for Tuesday and the 7-day MA trendline is down to 26K cases per day. The US 7-day MA covid death rate is at 290 bodies per day remaining elevated impacted by the 577 deaths on 1/18/23 but these drop out of the 7-day calculation tomorrow so the death rate should make sharper strides lower in the days forward. New Jersey's active covid cases are down for two consecutive days so the Garden State is on the mend.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 1/26/23, at 5:00 AM EST: California courts step-in to stop the implementation of idiot democrat Governor Newsom's new law, Assembly Bill 2098, that would discipline doctors, perhaps pull their licenses, if they espouse information about the COVID-19 pandemic that does not tout the general scientific consensus. Control freak Newsom's sick communist agenda should be ridiculed by all Americans. Who decides what is misinformation or disinformation? Of course, King Newsom will decide. It is enough to make you vomit. At least one judge realizes the unconstitutionality of the *sshole law. Hopefully, the garbage will be overturned and the bill tossed into the trash can. Do all of you realize these sick corrupt people in power, the demopublicans and republocrats, are trying to take away your rights under the US Constitution? Think independently and do not endorse the narratives of either side. The corrupt democrat and republican tribes are feeding you horse sh*t each day. The bickering between the tribes is political theater to keep the masses (you) engaged and arguing with each other while the compromised and corrupt politicians in both parties game the system living in luxury like kings and queens during their lifetimes. It is America's crony capitalism system in its last throes.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 1/26/23, at 10:00 AM EST: A video is released of a Pfizer executive talking about manipulating viruses to get a jump-start on developing new covid vaccines. Pfizer Director of R&D Jordon Trishton Walker, as reported by The Maine Wire and other media outlets, spills the beans on nefarious and maybe illegal virological research occurring at Pfizer. Walker says the COVID-19 vaccines are a "cash cow" for Pfizer that is minting money with the US government's help (President Biden mandated multiple covid vaccines for federal workers, after he lied promising he would not mandate vaccines, guaranteeing profits for Big Pharma; who is receiving the kickbacks?). Humans are greedy animals. He says his colleagues believe that coronavirus originated from a Wuhan Lab leak. Walker appears pie-eyed drunk so he may be talking out of his butt. An associate of James O'Keefe filmed the undercover video. O'Keefe is known for setting people up and/or filming individuals admitting to illegal acts. Humorously, O'Keefe and his buddy were probably buying drinks for Walker and stroking his ego hoping the batteries would not run out on the miniature recorder and video camera in the necktie. Project Veritas is a controversial outfit but it has broken many major news stories that the main stream press ignored due to their allegiance to political narratives. This story has legs and Pfizer will need to respond. Is Walker going to blame his comments about gain-of-function research and other topics on the liquor? Was it drunk talk or was it truth serum he was drinking when he provided insight into the dark laboratory world of vaccine development? The end of the videotape shows O'Keefe confronting Walker and revealing that it was a setup. Walker is visibly upset, as anyone would be thinking you are on a first date but you were being played, and immediately proclaims that he was lying to impress his (gay) date. The guy taping Walker may not even be gay? The controversy is a mess for Pfizer.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 1/26/23, at 11:00 AM EST: The North Korean capital of Pyongyang goes into lockdown for 5 days which will likely be longer. North Koreans are reporting respiratory illnesses so China has likely infected North Korea. The hermit kingdom does not have reliable data, like China, so it will be difficult for the West to know what is going on in East Asia. Tin-pot Dictator Kim Jong Un bragged that he had defeated COVID-19 and the news reports from North Korea do not mention covid.

Note Added Thursday Afternoon, 1/26/23: Texas republican Representative Troy Nehls introduces the "China Lied, People Died Act," that would require China to pay $4.6 trillion to the United States to cover the expenses for the COVID-19 pandemic and the Federal government would prohibit any funds from flowing to China until said payment is made. There are also republicans appointed to committees that plan to investigate the origin of COVID-19 and gain-of-function research that was going on at the Wuhan Labs in China funded with US taxpayer money. Dr's Fauci and Collins are up to their eyeballs in the scandals and will need to provide testimony. Nehls proclaims, "My first order of business this Congress is holding China accountable. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is singlehandedly responsible for the loss of a million lives in the United States and causing one of the worst economic disasters in the history of our country. With a republican majority, we will work to force the CCP to pay back the $4.6 trillion in Congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the $16 trillion of American taxpayer dollars that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic." Colorado republican Representative Lauren Boebert is also singing from Nehls's hymn sheet.

Note Added Thursday Evening, 1/26/23: The FDA advisory committee votes unanimously to simplify the COVID-19 vaccination program and bring it more in line with the regular yearly flu shot (endemic). The 21 members on the FDA board recommend that the current booster shot replace the initial 2 shots of the multi-jab mRNA protocol. In other words, the current booster shot is the only shot needed to protect against COVID-19 and its recipe may be adjusted each year like the regular flu shot. Too bad for the sucka's that took the two-shot series so they could take the booster shot over the last few months. All you needed was the booster shot. Dr Peter Marks proclaims, "The overall thought here is that getting towards one vaccine composition for everyone will ultimately be much, much more helpful." The FDA says people with comorbidities may require two shots but interestingly, the panel is stone cold silent about covid shots for youngsters. The other day the FDA said two shots may be recommended for unvaccinated children which is a message that parents do not want to hear and many do not believe. Did the FDA finally get the memo that it is likely best to not vaccinate children under 18 years old unless they are suffering from other health problems or childhood obesity? That is great if they did. Things are moving in the right direction. Dr Paul Offit highlights the differences between annual flu and covid vaccines. If the annual flu shot concoction does not match the strain/s of flu at play that winter season, there is not much protection occurring (at best, the annual flu shot may only offer 20% to 60% effectiveness). For the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, however, there is a baseline of protection preventing severe illness. Offit says, "We need to define what we want from this vaccine." The FDA yanks AstraZeneca's Evusheld (cilgavimab and tixagevimab) from public use in treating COVID-19 since it is not effective against 93% of the variants at play including the BQ's and XBB's. The FDA pulled the bebtelovimab antibody treatment from use a month ago. MRK stock drops -5% today but recovers to down -2%. Whitehouse COVID-19 coordinator Dr Jha blames Congress for not providing money to develop new antibody treatments to fight covid. Why does the solution to problems always require more taxpayer money? Over the last few weeks, Jha says the United States medicine cabinet has shrunk and it puts vulnerable people at risk. Note that Jha does not say it puts the public at risk instead it places people with compromised immune systems and other health problems, such as obesity, at risk. It is perhaps a tacit admission that the endemic phase of covid has arrived.

Note Added Friday Morning, 1/27/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The world reports 213K daily new covid cases for Wednesday and the 7-day MA is down to 199K cases per day great numbers that keep moving in the right direction; lower. The world's wave 10 peaked in the third week of December so the downtrend in coronavirus infections for the planet is a month along. Japan continues improving but the active cases curve has not yet dropped. Japan says masks will be made optional for the public as conditions improve. Hong Kong does not show a rise in cases yet so the new year holiday across China may not be a superspreader. The jury remains out for a few more days, however, and the daily new covid cases must be watched in Hong Kong to provide information on how the virus is proceeding on mainland communist China (Xi and the CCP remain uncooperative with the world hiding China's COVID-19 data and information). 

Note Added Friday Morning, 1/27/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The US reports 32K daily new covid cases for hump day and the 7-day MA is at 28K cases per day continuing lower. It is funny that the CDC's own data clearly shows the downtrend of US cases in progress and wave 8 over but the idiot at the Whitehouse pressroom podium, Karine Jean-Pierre, continues talking doom and gloom proclaiming that COVID-19 cases are rising. Either KJP is too stupid or busy to check the information or the Whitehouse realizes she is not that bright and sends her out into the wolves den anyway. KJP's stumbling, confusion and question avoidance meets the ends for the Biden administration which is to hide information from the public. Karine Jean-Pierre represents American mediocrity. Former Whitehouse Press Secretary Ari Fleischer (republican) comments on KJP's poor performance saying if he was hiding information like her and playing games, "I would feel ashamed." America and the world remain on the mend from the heinous 3-year China Virus pandemic. The news is also encouraging out of Hong Kong hinting that the new year holiday may not be a superspreader for mainland China but a few more days of the daily new cases data are needed.

Note Added Friday Morning, 1/27/23, at 6:00 AM EST: Maine independent Senator Angus King tests positive for COVID-19. King planned to travel when the covid test turned positive so he is isolating at home. He is vaccinated and boosted like a pincushion. The CDC announces a new website offering free COVID-19 tests. The free screenings are offered to anyone even those without insurance. These CDC websites are helpful but if people do not know about the sites, they are useless. The CDC needs a lesson in Marketing 101. It is as if the eggheads think every American is dutifully paying attention to every news release and checking on the CDC website each day; no, they aren't. Poor people do not have computers. They probably do have a smartphone. Communities need to print out the information on a sheet of paper and place them on store counters especially at the thrift stores. The food banks could place the free test notification paper in each box of food so people get the message but Americans in leadership positions are not as intelligent as decades ago and appear unable to think-up creative solutions to problems.

Note Added Friday Afternoon, 1/27/23: Pfizer does not yet comment on the scandal involving executive Jordan Tristan Walker admitting to nefarious activities with vaccine development. Walker thought he was on a date but was set-up by Project Veritas. Although O'Keefe's methods were unseemly, Americans now know that Pfizer may be carrying out fiendish vaccine research. Florida republican Senator Rubio sends a letter to Pfizer demanding information on any alleged gain-of-function research occurring at their laboratories.

Note Added Friday Evening, 1/27/23: The president and First Lady Jill attend an event with dozens of attendees (donors to the democrat tribe). Sleepy Joe is dazed and confused and shuffling as his wife leads him around by the hand. Biden's eyes are wide staring blankly the dude looks out of it. The First Lady quickly leads Joe out of the venue after a reporter asks a question about the classified document scandal. It is disturbing watching the confused look on Biden's face. He is the leader of the Free World. He's out of it.

Note Added Saturday Morning, 1/28/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The world reports 203K daily new COVID-19 cases for Thursday and the 7-day MA is at 195K cases per day. The global covid death rate drops to 1,382 bodies per day. Hong Kong reports 2.4K daily covid cases for Thursday an uptick from the low at 1.9K cases two days prior; not good. It may signal the first nudge higher in infections across mainland China after the new year holiday. The island nation of Taiwan reports over 19K daily new cases after dropping below 15K only two days ago; not good. Hong Kong and Taiwan indicate that an increase in China Virus cases is starting after the holiday. Thus, the same nudge higher in covid infections can be assumed to be happening across mainland China (including Hong Kong and the gambling mecca of Macau that is packed with travelers). Hopefully, it will be a tiny bump higher in daily cases like US wave 8. The next few days will tell the story. A bump higher in COVID-19 infections, should it continue, will likely only impact independent Taiwan and communist Hong Kong and China. Most nations on earth have already seen the variants at play over the last few weeks (BA5, BF7, BQ1, BQ11, XBB, XBB1 and XBB15). France announces plans to continue testing travelers from mainland China for two additional weeks through 2/15/23. 

Note Added Saturday Morning, 1/28/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The United States reports only 18K cases for Thursday and the 7-day MA is down to 25K cases per day. US active COVID-19 cases are trending lower at 1.81 million with a 1.7 handle up ahead. 282 Americans continue dying from covid each day (the number is likely overreported with hospitals listing covid as the death when there are other serious underlying health problems). US COVID-19 hospital admissions are dropping sharply and the data is 5 days old (admissions are lower in real-time). US covid hospitalizations are down to 29K but this data is also 5 days old so the numbers are better in real-time. The CDC Community transmission map shows the orange high-risk counties dropping below 4% great news. 96% of the map is green (69%) and yellow (27%) representing low and medium risk of covid infections, respectively. The map is back to where it was at a few weeks ago before the BQ's and XBB's showed their ugly faces during wave 8. The US and world are transitioning into the endemic phase but a hairy eyeball must be maintained on China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for the next week to gauge the extent of the covid infections after the new year holiday.

Note Added Saturday Morning, 1/28/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The US Office of the Inspector General (OIG) comments on the NIH failing to monitor the virus research it funded at the Wuhan Labs in China through EcoHealth Alliance. Retired Dr's Collins (NIH) and Fauci (NIAID) funneled the research money through EcoHealth and then closed their eyes as to what was occurring in Wuhan. Collins and Fauci have a lot to answer for in the months ahead. Their incompetence and shady behavior is coming to light.

Note Added Saturday Afternoon, 1/28/23: Pfizer/BioNTech are hawking COVID-19 vaccines on American radio stations. The ads tell listeners if they are 2 months beyond their last covid shot, they need to run to their doctors office or a local pharmacy and get the booster shot. The COVID-19 pandemic continues fading into the background of society. Major news sites, such as Drudge, that would run two or more covid stories each day for the last 3 years has not had a single pandemic story on its website over the last 2 weeks. The pandemic is transitioning into the endemic stage like regular flu. Covid is becoming yesterday's news.

Note Added Saturday Evening, 1/28/23: President Trump holds a small rally in New Hampshire last evening. The first primary that occurs is New Hampshire so politicians show up there to kiss voter *ss. He calls it the kickoff for the presidential campaign but he already did that in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago golf club resort. Sounds more like a kickstart instead of a kickoff. Donnie is clearly worried about Florida Governor DeSantis potentially entering the presidential race spending time in his speech to denigrate his rival. Didn't former President Ronnie Ray-gun say fellow republicans should not cut each other down or bicker in public? King Trump proclaims, "So when I hear he (DeSantis) might run, I consider that very disloyal." Who in their right mind wants the orange-headed bloviating carnival barker back in the Whitehouse? King Donnie expects you to kneel and kiss his wingtips; many boot-licker's do. He already lost the presidential election. Trump sounds like the town drunk at the local tavern telling the same drunken stories. King Donnie says DeSantis is "rewriting history" about the COVID-19 pandemic and decrees that the Florida governor did not do as great a job as touted. At the same time, Trump claims he did a perfect job handling the pandemic and blames any missteps on the state governors. Isn't it sickening listening to Donnie's misguided braggadocio? The barking orange head should never set foot in the Oval Office again let alone get elected to sit their daily. Donnie disgraced the office of the presidency refusing to stop the Capital Hill riot on 1/6/21. That is shameful. The narcissistic loser could have snapped his finger to stop the violence that day. Instead, he watched television, reveling in the mayhem, salivating at the violence, proud of Americans hurting and maiming one another with Trump flags waving. Donnie is a sick mind.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The world reports 183K daily new COVID-19 cases for Friday and the 7-day MA drops to 187K cases per day. The global death rate is dropping faster now at 1,387 covid bodies per day. Japan's daily cases continue dropping like a rock at 62K cases per day but the active cases remain elevated at 10.8 million. The active cases curve is topping; it is surprising it has not topped-out already. This hints that many elderly Japanese, the ones that make it through covid, likely have extended problems requiring healthcare. The Japanese COVID-19 death rate peaked almost 2 weeks ago and is dropping sharply but still averages 335 bodies per day. Hopefully, China does not get hit with a wave like Japan is now recovering from because the tragedy across the mainland would be historic. Hong Kong cases are averaging 2.5K per day and the individual cases for the last couple days are in line with the average. If the infections after the new year holiday cause the daily new cases to move sideways that is fine; sideways is better than up (which would signal a new wave starting). So far so good (Hong Kong is used as a proxy for the mainland since China refuses to provide accurate COVID-19 data). Oh, damn. Taiwan reports 24,344 daily new China Virus cases the most since 1/11/23; not good. It is definitely a bump higher after the Lunar New Year holiday. Counting from last Sunday, the Friday pop in daily new covid cases in Taiwan is at the 6-day mark. Thus, the 6 to 9-day infection incubation window for COVID-19 is in play. The cases in Taiwan over the coming days will also provide hints as to what is occurring on mainland China. All the COVID-19 news has been fantastic over the last week or two. The Japanese covid death rate needs to come down but other than that, the world marches towards the endemic phase. The Taiwan cases popping on Friday throws a wrench (spanner) into the works. Hopefully, Taiwan may experience at most a mini-bump wave like US wave 8; no biggie. Time will tell. The bigger worry is mainland China. Hong Kong and Taiwan data will serve as the canaries in China's covid coal mine.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 5:00 AM EST: China approves two domestically-produced COVID-19 drugs. The drugs manufactured by Simcere Pharma and Shanghai Junshi Biosciences are oral medicines for treating adult patients with mild to moderate covid symptoms. Much of the Chinese population is untrusting of the communist leaderships vaccine and treatment options placing more trust in herbal remedies. Dictator Xi and the CCP are not releasing information on the drugs.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The US reports only 13K daily new covid cases for Friday a great number. The 7-day MA for US cases falls to 21K cases per day and will continue lower since the individual daily cases continue lower. It is a wonderful sight. More good news. US active COVID-19 cases drop to 1.78 million a 1.7-handle! Next stop is 1.6 million as the active cases curve begins dropping faster forming the coveted bell shape verifying that wave 8 and the covid pandemic is toast. Unfortunately, 241 Americans keep dying from COVID-19 each day. The covid deaths remain stubbornly high probably because it is difficult for the elderly and those with other health problems to beat the virus. Coronavirus takes advantage of humans that are already sick with other health issues and those that are elderly and overweight.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 7:00 AM EST: Pfizer has not yet commented on the Project Veritas secret taping of executive Jordan Tristan Walker. The democrat-run media is running cover avoiding the story like the plague. Pfizer will have to address the issue because anywhere CEO Bourla walks from here forward, reporters are going to be shouting questions asking if any nefarious vaccine research is occurring at their laboratories. Silence on the matter would be worse since than all of Walker's statements could probably be viewed as truthful.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 8:00 AM EST: Buffalo Bill football player Damar Hamlin releases a video about his collapse on the field after a cardiac event (an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 booster shot is suspected). The message is several minutes long but the dude continues to not come clean about when he was vaccinated. Why? The public is only left to assume the initial news is correct and he took the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot 6 days before he dropped. God Bless Him. Good luck to him. American society crumbles under the weight of non-transparency. It is nauseating that the democrat-run media (Forbes, BBC, NBC, etc..) denigrates Americans asking questions about Hamlin. These outlets are now promoting a story (in unison since it is a corrupt and coordinated push at controlling the Hamlin message to the public) saying conspiracy theorists think that the video is a body double. Absurdity. Note how the democrat-controlled press will tout this wild conspiracy garbage that any sane person knows is not true (it is not a body double) but they do not address the 900-pound gorilla on the sofa which is simply asking when Hamlin took his booster shot. It is enough to make you vomit. The corrupt journalists, earning their corrupt pay, do not ask the important question since their boss masters told them to not mention the covid vaccines in their articles about Hamlin. Sickening, isn't it? It is fascinating watching the crony capitalism system in its last throes.

Note Added Sunday Morning, 1/29/23, at 9:00 AM EST: Walmart and CVS pharmacies are decreasing hours due to staffing and pharmacist shortages. US pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 booster shots. Rite-Aid will probably announce cutbacks in the days forward.

Note Added Sunday Evening, 1/29/23: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open tennis tournament for his 22nd Grand Slam title tying Rafael Nadal. Djokovic would likely have 23 now if woke Australia did not screw him a year ago kicking him out of the country because he was not vaccinated. Djokovic is back to number one in the world.

Note Added Monday Morning, 1/30/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports only 146K daily new China Virus cases for Saturday the lowest number of  cases since June 2020! The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, originating in Wuhan, China, is transitioning into the endemic phase. The 7-day MA for worldwide daily cases drops to 181K cases per day the lowest since June 2020. 1,288 earthlings die from covid on Saturday finally back below 1.3K bodies per day and indicating the move to the endemic phase. Japan's active COVID-19 cases remain elevated at 10.8 million and should peak any day. The active cases remain high probably because much of Japan's elderly have lingering health problems after they work through covid illnesses.

Note Added Monday Morning, 1/30/23, at 4:00 AM EST: Oh no. Hong Kong reports 3.5K daily new covid cases for Saturday; bad news. Hong Kong's daily cases bottomed last Thursday at 2K cases and only 2 days later jump to 3.5K a huge +75% jump in infections. This same sad behavior is likely occurring across mainland China (Xi and the CCP communists will not provide useful COVID-19 data). Oh no. Taiwan reports over 28K cases for Saturday a second day of larger numbers. If COVID-19 infections are clearly rising in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the same rise in covid cases has to be occurring across mainland China. Hong Kong and Taiwan are likely not much of a worry. The new infection waves should be short-lived and will probably exhibit a small wave bump pattern similar to US wave 8. The big worry is mainland China since they are likely starting to experience the start of a new infection wave over the last couple days. The commie country has been isolated for the last 3 years, and the BQ and XBB variants probably have not wreaked havoc yet, so China may be heading into its most terrible wave of the pandemic after experiencing the worst infection wave of any nation during the last 3 months. The 6 to 9-day infection incubation window is in play these days. China may slide down the covid rabbit hole this week. There is not much worry for the rest of the world that has already handled the latest variants. Any trouble occurring in China should remain with internal and with its neighbors. China's CDC, under full control of Dictator Xi and the CCP, proclaim that "there has not been an obvious rebound in covid cases during the Lunar New Year holidays." Of course not you communist jackasses.  China Virus requires the 6 to 9-day incubation period so the infections are now on the rise. The idiots at China's CDC decree, "In this time, no new variant has been discovered, and the country's current wave is coming to an end."

Note Added Monday Morning, 1/30/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The 7-day MA for US daily new COVID-19 cases drops to 18K cases per day in the teens! 206 Americans continue dying each day under Biden's incompetent handling of the pandemic. The 200 covid deaths per day and lower compare back to March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. Delaware democrat Governor Carney, 66, tests positive for COVID-19. He is isolating at home with mild symptoms. Carney is vaccinated and boosted like a pincushion now dealing with his second COVID-19 illness.

Note Added Monday Morning, 1/30/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The CNN cable news media (democrat-controlled media) reports the lowest ratings in 9 years. It is no surprise considering the misinformation, disinformation and biased news reports about COVID-19 and other issues. Americans are fed-up with the sick slanted news coming out of the democrat-run media (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, etc...) and republican-run media (Fox News, Newsmax, AM talk radio, New York Post, etc...). It is all sickening garbage news promoting political narratives. That is why millions of earthlings read the Coronavirus Chronology each day; it is the only source of unbiased reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. America's crony capitalism system is crumbling under its own corrupt weight.

Note Added Monday Morning, 1/30/23, at 8:00 AM EST: Google continues screwing the Coronavirus Chronology pulling ads and preventing site monetization. Google claims there is a problem with the content although they will never provide exact details. There is nothing wrong with the content. It is more likely, as in the case of Twitter, that overzealous employees with a political axe to grind are attacking the Coronavirus Chronology. Where are the Google whistleblowers like Twitter? It is only a matter of time before the Google Files will come to light like the Twitter Files. If you are a Google employee, blow the whistle on how employees are teaming up to screw Keystone and the Coronavirus Chronology. Show the public internal emails where the Coronavirus Chronology is targeted. It will all come out eventually, anyway. Keystone makes no apology for the content documenting the 3-year COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Chronology is clean, accurate and any rarely used curse words are never completely spelled out. Millions of international readers do not have a problem with the content in fact, they read the Coronavirus Chronology because it is the only site providing the level-headed unbiased news on the pandemic. Maybe it is the message that people do not want to hear. As the pandemic transitions into the endemic phase, Keystone knows where all the covid bodies are buried and any official trying to rewrite history will be identified and rightfully highlighted as a non-truth teller. Google's activities represent modern society where no-talent wet-behind-the-ears techies decide what content is displayed based on their political leanings. Sickening, Isn't it? It will all come out in the wash over time and any of you immature folks grinding a political axe need to understand that you may be getting yourself into serious trouble for violating an American's Constitutional rights.

Note Added Monday Evening, 1/30/23: The Biden administration announces plans to wind down the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies 5/11/23. That is still 3-1/2 months away. The pandemic is transitioning into the endemic phase and cases are at early 2020 levels so the emergencies are not required now. Sleepy Joe loves to spend taxpayer's money. Biden was obligated to provide at least 60 days notice before the emergency declarations end. Back in September 2022, Biden said the pandemic was over.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The world reports 132K daily new cases for Sunday. It is great to see the numbers continuing lower each day and the world maintain the 6-week downtrend in new covid cases. The endemic train is pulling into the station. The 7-day MA for the planet's daily new cases is down to 175K cases per day. The global COVID-19 death rate is down to 1.2K bodies per day now providing a big checkmark in the endemic column. Perhaps in a few days, the global China Virus death count will drop below 1,000 dead bodies. Hong Kong reports 3.3K cases for Sunday after Saturday's pop to 3.5K cases. It is encouraging news that the cases are not higher but it it too early in the infection window to provide a conclusion. The next few days of cases are needed to assess a potential new wave and project it on to what may be occurring on mainland China. Taiwan's new infection wave is underway with active cases heading higher. Interestingly, Taiwan reports 27.3K daily new cases for Sunday a hair below the 27.4K cases on Saturday (that was the big pop higher) the same behavior as Hong Kong. The Sunday data may simply tend to be lower numbers for the week so the cases for Monday and today (to be known tomorrow morning and Thursday morning) will tell the tale going forward for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and by projection, communist China.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The US reports only 9.8K daily new covid cases for Saturday and the Sunday number is not yet available but it has to be a single-digit midget as well. Fantastic news. Keystone may be faced with a decision on ending the 3-year Coronavirus Chronology writing project at Article 102 or 103. It depends on what occurs in China because a new wave with the BQ's and XBB's may be the epic ending to the pandemic with China mired in a tragic mother-of-all infection wave. Hope not. US COVID-19 deaths are at 177 bodies per day now into the endemic range again. The news is great each day. What a change after 3 years of misery. All eyes are fixated on Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China hoping that the post-holiday infections will burn-off quickly.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 8:00 AM EST: More doctors and scientists are comfortable in stating that the pandemic is in, or moving into, the endemic phase. The WHO scientists, however, beg to differ. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, try to fit that on a business card, proclaims, "COVID-19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree." Dr Tedros is not jumping on the endemic bandwagon that is rolling through town. Party-pooper. Dr Birx, that was Dr Fauci's righthand woman during the Trump administration and first year at handling the pandemic, is interviewed on Newsmax (republican-run media). Birx proclaims, "We are totally unprepared" for a future pandemic. The United States spent $11 trillion to handle the once-in-a-century pandemic. If a pandemic like COVID-19 only comes along once every 100 years, how much money should go into planning for the next one?

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 9:00 AM EST: The Whitehouse is trying to deflect their terrible track record of failing to decrease the COVID-19 death rate in America for all of last year. Whitehouse surrogates are saying that the Paxlovid treatment would have saved a lot of lives, and still can, and blames the doctors for underprescribing the treatment. You can tell the pandemic is moving into the endemic phase because the finger-pointing and blame game begins with the politicians, doctors, scientists, Big Pharma, Big Tech and the Whitehouse, all trying to rewrite history. Keystone knows where all the covid bodies are buried. Didn't these jackasses learn when they were a kid that if they point a finger at someone else there are three fingers pointing back at them?

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 10:00 AM EST: Pfizer says its sales this year will drop -33% as the COVID-19 pandemic ends and endemic phase begins. Pfizer reported an all-time record high in sales at over $100 billion in 2022. All that money and CEO Bourla is hiding from reporters at Davos and elsewhere asking questions about the safety and research on the covid vaccines. Bourla and Pfizer remains quiet concerning the Jordan Tristan Walker/Project Veritas scandal. PFE stock drops -3% in the pre-market adding to a -1% loss yesterday. BNTX is down -3% in sympathy. MRNA tumbles -3% adding to yesterday's near -5% loss. The vaccine gravy train is coming to a stop.

Note Added Tuesday Morning, 1/31/23, at 11:00 AM EST: MSNBC cable news (democrat-run media) anchor Yasmin Vossoughian says she has been suffering from both pericarditis and myocarditis and blames it on the common cold. Come on, now. Vossoughian is an avid long-distance runner, does yoga, does not eat meat, does not drink regularly, does not smoke, and yet was fighting for her life. She talks about many days in the hospital and many batteries of tests but she does not say when she received her COVID-19 booster shot. Of course she doesn't. God Bless Her. Social media messages scroll endlessly asking her why she does not consider that the covid booster shot probably caused her health problems (the answer is that she is liberal and working at the democrat-run MSNBC and must tout the vaccine-only strategy that is the democrat narrative). Isn't it fascinating how this cult-type behavior appears in both the republican and democrat tribes as the crony capitalism system crumbles? When did you take your covid booster shot, honey? Inquiring minds want to know.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/1/23, at 6:00 AM EST: January is already in the bag. WOWZA!! GREAT NEWS! THE WORLD'S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES FOR MONDAY ARE 93K BELOW 100K FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY 2020 AT THE START OF THE PANDEMIC. Endemic phase, here we come. The 7-day MA for the world's daily cases drops to 170K cases per day. On a planet of 8,000,000,000 people, 170,000 cases per day equates to 0.0021% or 1 in every 50,000 earthlings becoming infected with covid each day. When the pandemic was beginning in early 2020, crossing the 100K cases mark was a big deal. The message was loud and clear that the world was facing a once-in-a-century pandemic and things were about to get a whole lot worse, and they did. It is better to be on the downside falling through the 100K cases milestone. Covid is transitioning into the endemic phase. The Biden administration plans to end the emergency COVID-19 declarations for the United States on 5/11/23 which will mark the end of the pandemic in the US and start of the endemic phase. Global COVID-19 deaths drop to 1.1K bodies per day progressing lower. A covid body count below 1,000 deaths per day cannot be far away.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/1/23, at 7:00 AM EST: Japan's active cases remain elevated at 10.9 million but clearly topping. It is very odd behavior since daily new covid cases have been dropping in Japan for 3-1/2 weeks. There may be an issue with the data, or as previously mentioned, there may be a lot of elderly Japanese folks that made it through a covid illness but remain in bad health. The lingering active covid cases reflect the aftermath of the XBB lineage that ravaged Japan. Hopefully, mainland China will not experience a new wave like Japan's infection wave. On 10/11/22, Japan's cases fell to a low at 13K with the future super bright, but a month later, as the XBB bastards attacked the island nation, daily cases were over 100K each day jumping higher. Hong Kong and Taiwan serve as proxies for mainland China going forward. Hong Kong's data is not updating yet. Taiwan reports 22K daily new covid cases for Monday the third elevated number with the 7-day MA over 24K cases per day going parabolic. Hopefully, the pop in cases and new infection wave will be minor for Taiwan. It does not paint a happy picture for mainland China but the story will have to unfold each day. The 6 to 9-day incubation infection window after the holiday ends on 1/31/23, yesterday, and these cases should be known tomorrow morning. This 6 to 9-day period first identifies if an event causes a bump in cases and second, as the days continue, if the event is a superspreader with cases climbing higher at a faster rate. Currently, for Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China, the holiday did create a bump higher in infections and the next few days will dictate if the outbreaks spin out of control or subside quickly. Taiwan's new infection wave should cause China to take notice.

Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/1/23, at 8:00 AM EST: The US reports 8.7K cases for Sunday and 8.3K cases for Monday fantastic numbers. The 7-day MA drops to 14.9K cases per day for America worthy of a happy dance. The 7-day MA for US covid deaths drops to 150 souls per day. The endemic phase is coming on fast for the United States and world but a hairy eyeball must be maintained on Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China.

Note Added Wednesday Afternoon, 2/1/23: The republican-controlled US House begins investigations into the fraudulent use of COVID-19 funding and into the origins of coronavirus which was likely a lab leak from the Wuhan Laboratories. Criminals used fake social security numbers to steal as much as $5.4 billion in covid funding from the US government. Nobody is managing or tracking the money so why be surprised at the theft and incompetence? Washington State democrat Governor Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19; again. Inslee is vaccinated and boosted like a pincushion and this is his second bout of covid in the last 9 months. All of you know the mantra by now. All together now. He is isolating at home experiencing mild symptoms. Inslee proclaims, “Once again I am very appreciative to be vaccinated and boosted” and tells everyone to do what he does. Many say no thanks. God Bless the dude. The cult-like behavior in the democrat tribe (vaccine-only strategy and denigrate and destroy anyone that says otherwise) continues.

Note Added Wednesday Evening, 2/1/23: The A stink develops around Merck’s molnupiravir that is used to treat COVID-19. Scientists say that some people under treatment of the drug may produce new virus mutations that could spread. Merck immediately disses the information saying there is no proof of the scientist’s claims releasing a statement, “There is no evidence that any antiviral agent has contributed to the emergence of circulating variants.” Pfizer continues to remain quiet with the Jordan Tristan Walker scandal. Information hints that Walker may have been ousted from Pfizer after the incident. The scandal is being covered-up by the search engines not permitting the information to get out. YouTube has a video up showing part of the interview and behavior of Walker but that will likely get censored and deleted in corrupt America.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 2/2/23, at 8:00 AM EST: Taiwan worsens so it is highly likely that a new infection wave is hitting mainland China. Taiwan’s new infection wave started after the Lunar New Year holiday on 1/22/23. The daily cases in Taiwan spike at the 6 to 9-day infection incubation window, as was predicted and expected, now over 30K cases the most in a month.

Note Added Thursday Morning, 2/2/23, at 11:00 AM EST: BAD NEWS. GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SPIT ON THE US CONSTITUTION DELETING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CHRONOLOGY ARTICLE 101 FROM THE BLOGGER PLATFORM BY DELETING NOT ONLY THE BLOG POST BUT ALSO DELETING THE ACTUAL WRITTEN CONTENT OF ARTICLE 101 WITHIN THE POST! GOOGLE EMPLOYEES WENT INTO THE ARTICLE ITSELF AND DELETED THE ACTUAL WRITTEN TEXT AND CONTENT OF THE ARTICLE!!! THE CENSORSHIP IS HEINOUS, OBSCENE AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Google has been harassing the Coronavirus Chronology for the last 2 years. The banning, shadow-banning, deleting of articles, and now actually deleting text and content within articles, is horrific and clearly a violation of free speech. Deleting an article is one thing, but going in to physically destroy a writer’s written words is beyond comprehension. It is George Orwell’s 1984. A Brave New World. But fear not. Keystone is smarter than the average bear and knows not to trust anyone in 2023 especially any institution; you would be wise to do the same. The chronology’s content is continuously archived in separate locations after Google started their campaign of intimidation and censorship against the Coronavirus Chronology in 2021. Remember the old saying, “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Google proved their untrustworthiness and fetish for controlling content that does not fit the democrat narrative so Keystone backs up every word as it is written in real-time. Google and other social internet platforms play the same game where they impose censorship and banning of information but never provide the details on same. That is called full power. Remember the phrase ‘judge, jury and executioner’ as the censorship and banning continues in America and the crony capitalism system collapses. There are likely two reasons that Google tried to destroy the content in Article 101. The Coronavirus Chronology is critical of Google and other social media platforms for their collusion in suppressing free speech as the Twitter Files have proven. Second, the Jordan Tristan Walker scandal is a hot button issue. The scandal is serious because the search engines are hiding the information (under guidance and collusion from the Whitehouse and Big Pharma?). Americans need to know if Pfizer is conducting nefarious research at their laboratories. Walker, where art thou? Tell us more about what is going on at the Pfizer research facilities. The scandal is extremely damaging to the Biden administrations vaccine-only strategy that is experiencing a pitiful uptake. Americans will only become more distrustful of the covid vaccines after the Walker scandal and cover-up. Non-transparency, human greed and corruption represent America’s crony capitalism system on its last legs. Google employees would be wide to blow the whistle on the censorship. Send the Google emails to the authorities that show collusion of individuals censoring the Coronavirus Chronology. It will all come out in the wash anyway just like the Twitter Files. Article 101 is reposted to the blog.

Note Added Friday Morning, 2/3/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The world reports 200K daily new cases and the 7-day MA is flat-lining at 175K cases per day. The 6-week downtrend is starting to level-out so that means COVID-19 cases in Taiwan are likely increasing and by extrapolation, China. 1,189 humans die from covid on Wednesday. Taiwan reports 32K daily new cases for Wednesday the most cases in a month with the 7-day MA for the daily cases for the new infection parabolic at 28K cases per day. Taiwan will likely weather the new covid storm okay, perhaps similar to US wave 8, but the worry is mainland China where cases have to be increasing using Taiwan as a proxy. Dirtbag Dictator Xi and the CCP continue to refuse to provide COVID-19 data to the world so the infections on the mainland are a mystery. Taiwan reports 50 covid deaths for Wednesday the most in 2 weeks. Russia is a new problem on the covid landscape. Bastard Putin continues waging war in Ukraine and does not know or care that Russia may be facing a new infection wave. Russia reports over 8.5K daily new cases for Wednesday the most since October! The numbers remain small in relation to prior waves but Russia requires monitoring going forward. The 7-day MA for Russia’s daily new cases is moving higher at 7.3K cases per day the most in over 3 months.

Note Added Friday Morning, 2/3/23, at 8:00 AM EST: The US reports 28K daily new cases for Wednesday and the 7-day MA is down to 24K cases per day. 258 Americans continue dying from COVID-19 each day due to the incompetence of the Biden administration. The United States could not have had two worse managers for the once-in-a-century pandemic than clown Trump and bozo Biden. Over 1.1 million Americans are dead from China Virus over the last 3 years with 1-1/2 times more deaths occurring under Biden than Trump. Biden was elected to handle the pandemic but instead he spends time on the misguided climate change agenda and is now sinking deeper into different political and potentially criminal scandals. Both men failed miserably at handling the pandemic. Trump was more concerned about his re-election campaign. Trump and Biden; Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber.