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Been speculation it may of been manmade at a bio lab in china, and escaped from either an infected worker, or not following certain safety protocols.
Would not put it past those sneaky motherfuckers......China, like Russia, is NOT our friend and never will be.......! Time to switch the supply line to INDIA! We have the economic POWER to dictate our own terms of profit and production as the most powerful economy in the world. We should wield that power to our advantage. Trump is just the right person to press that advantage. All these dumb-o-crats are just weak spined panderers who will just give away any and all advantages we have......(see O'Bummer as example). This is an OPPORTUNITY!
 

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Three things:
1 - Don't underestimate its impact.
2 - This won't be the last one.
3 - It's time to decouple from China.

Oh, and 4 - Anybody ordering a sled this spring may not get it before the snow flies (supply chain).

Other than that, it'll be fine, really. I believe that there are scientists on the verge of new vaccines and treatments for all kinds of viruses, including the flu. This is scaring people into action, and we could see worldwide deaths from the flu actually drop because of this.
 

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Been speculation it may of been man made at a bio lab in china, and escaped from either an infected worker, or not following certain safety protocols.

A Chinese facility for studying virus's is in the city (Wuhan Institute of Virology) were the corona virus outbreak first occurred. This is the second outbreak of a new strain of virus in different years from the same city. That is hardly a coincidence.
 

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A Chinese facility for studying virus's is in the city (Wuhan Institute of Virology) were the corona virus outbreak first occurred. This is the second outbreak of a new strain of virus in different years from the same city. That is hardly a coincidence.
Keep in mind communist countries kill there own people to keep Government control over their citizens. Now they do it this way then there is no liability protests against the Government .

In order...... Guillotine , Hanging, firing squad , Lethal gas , now Virus out break
 

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Keep in mind communist countries kill there own people to keep Government control over their citizens. Now they do it this way then there is no liability protests against the Government .

In order...... Guillotine , Hanging, firing squad , Lethal gas , now Virus out break
Exactly. Look up how many people died under Stalin and Mao after WW2.
 

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Keep in mind communist countries kill there own people to keep Government control over their citizens. Now they do it this way then there is no liability protests against the Government .

In order...... Guillotine , Hanging, firing squad , Lethal gas , now Virus out break
I doubt they would want to risk creating a world wide economic fiasco that has no benefit to them.
 

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Would not put it past those sneaky motherfuckers......China, like Russia, is NOT our friend and never will be.......! Time to switch the supply line to INDIA! We have the economic POWER to dictate our own terms of profit and production as the most powerful economy in the world. We should wield that power to our advantage. Trump is just the right person to press that advantage. All these dumb-o-crats are just weak spined panderers who will just give away any and all advantages we have......(see O'Bummer as example). This is an OPPORTUNITY!
... I wouldn't get too comfortable with the current status of the economy. Just do a Google search on "GDP US vs China." While US is currently the largest, China is rising far faster than the US. Also, pay special attention to "PPP" which measures purchasing power. China is far ahead of the US with respect to purchase power. It's really hard to play tit-for-tat tariff games with a country that can just turn the spigot on for some other country that is more hungry than the US.

Truth is, commodity sourcing for mature products will always go to the lowest price source. The reason for this is because mature products are easy to crank out for anyone who can buy a machine and a person to run it. China is currently the favorite child to crank out commodities, but the truth is, it doesn't matter if it's China or India or Zimbabwe, the commodity needs of the US are enough to create a GDP monster out of any country. If we started forcing in-sourcing with tarrifs, etc, it would drive up product pricing so high it would make many items cost prohibitive. You can see the effects of this in China now. People there aren't paid enough to buy the commodities they produce.

The ONLY way to remain on top of the world economically is to INNOVATE. This means that we have to invent things that no one else has and no one else can produce because they do not understand how. Look at how this worked in the past.... the US was an inventor and leader in railroads, oil, steel, automobiles, planes, TVs, computer chips, internet, biomedical, etc. These are the things that drove our GDP up and over the rest of the world. Since each of these items came out, the technology matured, competitors emerged and grew, and now it is often (not always) the low-cost supplier that is the leader in each one. But in all of these, the US is no longer the clear leader.

In order to remain on top, we must continue to INNOVATE. Yes, it is hard, it never was easy, it never will be. It means that the younger generations need to be encouraged to innovate. Maybe it means more education, maybe it means encouraging creativity, maybe it means becoming a master of a trade. But it needs hard work. Tariffs and legislation are only a shot-term substitute. We should not rely on any politician to fix this for us. We all need to take a focused objective of being creative and the best, and do something that no one has ever done before. Good enough is not good enough.
 
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