Looking back at the posts on NCRenegade over the past two months shows an overwhelming number of COVID-19 articles. People could not (and many still do not) understand exponential growth patterns in a biological system. We were (and still are) accused of fearmongering. I understand. What else would account for sounding the alarm as it was, when there were so few cases in the country? We were told the threat was minimal and that we did not need masks or to buy food by the CDC. However, now it does not matter what we were told, what we wanted to believe or why the government’s response was delayed.
What does matter is why we were presenting information and warnings when there were few cases in the country and the number was not increasing. The answer is simple science: based on what I (and Chris Martenson) saw in China, the spread across the world was a certainty without a vaccine. The above graph shows the exponential growth in its beginning stages in the United States. This shows that without a Wuhan type shutdown in the country, the growth will continue exponentially. How do I know? Look at the news concerning young people on Spring break in Florida. Do you go out with a mask, goggles and gloves? Do you see people around you taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus?
I want to point out the correlation in the above graph between confirmed and infected. This shows that we are testing people who are symptomatic only. The number of infected is much higher.
I want to be very clear: this is not a post to declare: I told you so. This is a plea to self-quarantine no matter what the cost is financially. This is a plea for people in charge of their families to force them to make the sacrifices to stop this epidemic in the country.
What is the time frame? The “experts” are finally starting to admit that 30 days is a minimum quarantine period. If you want to understand what is coming, look back. Look back at where we were, where we are and do your own projections. I know that a large part of the blame is the failure of our educational system at all levels. But that should not prevent you from making your own conclusions and acting based on facts and science. The number of infected will be in the millions in less than two weeks if the country is not locked down. Our medical care system will be overwhelmed this week.
A vaccine will be fast tracked but it will take months once its efficacy is proven. Hydroxychloroquinone will help people recover but it will not slow down the epidemic. We are in the beginning stages of exponential growth. Projections are 40-80% infection rates if we do nothing. I say “we” because the government can only do so much.
For those who fear government overreach once they assume total control, I understand. What I don’t understand is why the government should be put in this position. We should have the fortitude ourselves to do the right thing. For those who are still worried about the economy and/or their personnel savings, I can only hope that you recognize that sacrifices must be made. My personnel belief is that the economy will collapse worldwide and that fiat currencies will become worthless.
We can always rebuild and I would not want to be in any other country than the United States at this point. Let us show the world “IN GOD WE TRUST” are not just words.