January 15, 2020: A Day That Should Live in Infamy

January 15 was a very busy day in the United States of America.

It was the day that Nancy Pelosi and her minions strutted through the halls of Congress to deliver the Articles of Impeachment to the House of Representatives and voted to send them to the Senate. The entire proceedings can be viewed here on YouTube.

Although nothing came of the impeachment articles, they were still the “BIG DEAL” that the mainstream media focused on that day.

Meanwhile, the alleged first Covid-19 infected individual flew from Wuhan, China to Washington state that day. The virus flew in under the cover of media distraction.

From the CDC Press Release:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.

The patient from Washington with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection returned to the United States from Wuhan on January 15, 2020. The patient sought care at a medical facility in the state of Washington, where the patient was treated for the illness. Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected this new coronavirus. A clinical specimen was collected and sent to CDC overnight, where laboratory testing yesterday confirmed the diagnosis via CDC’s Real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) test.

That information is conveniently omitted from the World Health Organization Timeline, the National Institute of Health Timeline, the Think Global Health Timeline, the New York Times Timeline, and the Wikipedia Covid Timeline. It is almost as if they don’t want that date associated with the alleged arrival of the virus.

Perhaps because that still wasn’t all that happened on January 15.

It was also the day that President Trump signed “Phase One” of a new trade deal with China. The remarks from President Trump and members of his administration can be read here.

The details of the deal can be read here. There are a couple sections that seem rather convenient given that the alleged first infected individual arrived in the US the same day it was signed.

Chapter 6 – Page 2, regarding trade between nations:

If China believes that its ability to fulfill its obligations under this Chapter is being affected by an action or inaction by the United States or by other circumstances arising in the United States, China is entitled to request consultations with the United States.

Could “other circumstances arising in the United States” include a total shutdown of the economy and disruption of world trade caused by a pandemic?

The scope of appeal is as follows, from Chapter 7, Page 2-3:

a) The dispute resolution process covers all matters that occur after the date of entry into force of this Agreement.

b) Any measure, including an action, of a Party taken prior to the date of entry into force of this Agreement, which is maintained or continues to have effect after that date, is also subject to the dispute resolution process.

To be sure that any “action” taken by the United States – i.e. economic shutdown and quarantine – is covered by the agreement, it seems to have been necessary to wait until the agreement was signed to send the first carrier of Covid-19 to the United States later that day.

The most suspicious part of the agreement is in Article 7.6, Chapter 7, Page 4, under “miscellaneous.”

In the event that a natural disaster or other unforeseeable event outside the control of the Parties delays a Party from timely complying with its obligations under this Agreement, the Parties shall consult with each other.

Again, an “unexpected” economic shutdown could certainly delay a Party (the US) from meeting obligations within an adequate time frame. It was exactly 60 days later on March 15, 2020 that the CDC officially recommended canceling events and the quarantine process began. The snowballing of states closing schools and issuing shutdown orders began on this date as well. My home state of Indiana issued executive orders for the closing of restaurants and so forth on the following day, March 16, as a response to the CDC recommendations.

But on January 15, the US public was clueless that the virus had officially entered the country. The US public was clueless that the Phase One Trade Deal with China had convenient loopholes for circumstances that could be created by the upcoming economic shutdown.

The only ones who knew, it seems, were the leaders of China.


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