Thursday, April 30, 2020

Coronavirus is causing a ‘catacomb Church’

Bishop Schneider: Coronavirus is causing a ‘catacomb Church’ to emerge

'It could be that we are going through a time of the catacombs — a kind of underground Church,' he said. 'But we needn’t be fearful. We have to be courageous.'
Wed Apr 29, 2020
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Bishop Athanasius Schneider speaks with LifeSiteNews on October 24, 2019Claire Chretien / LifeSiteNews
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During an interview with LifeSite co-founder John-Henry Westen yesterday, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan said the “persecution” of the church being carried out by governments across the world during the COVID-19 outbreak is causing “a kind of underground Church” to emerge and that this may be a vehicle for God to purify the Church.
“It could be that we are going through a time of the catacombs — a kind of underground Church,” he said. “But we needn’t be fearful. We have to be courageous, because the Church has a lot of ... experience being a catacomb Church, an underground Church. And in those times of catacombs, God gave plenty of spiritual fruits for the renewal of the Church.”
Schneider pointed to the heavy-handed restrictions placed on churches in the United Kingdom and elsewhere as proof that governments are using the coronavirus as a “pretext” to “implicitly persecute” the Catholic Church.
England’s lockdown laws are “completely against every reasonableness of proportionality,” he remarked. They are “a kind of discrimination and persecution of the Church.”
His Excellency continued: “The bishops and the bishops’ conferences — and even the Holy See — should insist on the governments to give to the churches at least the same rights ... as they give to the stores where people can buy food.” “If the government denies the Church the same rights as they give to a store, then this is discrimination of the religion.”
Schneider wondered if this particular time in history is “an intervention to purify the Church through a persecution” due to the widespread nature of “heresies in doctrine and morals [and] in the liturgy” in the Church. 
Schneider wondered if “a time of catacombs would be good for the Church” in that it could be “a very strong intervention by divine providence to awaken the Church.”
His Excellency added that Catholics need to pray so God may “illuminate” Pope Francis so he will “make acts of reparation together with the cardinals” for the “outrages against our Lord, in the Eucharist ... committed inside the church” and for sins like abortion that are “committed outside the church.”
“It is the Lord who will determine the time of the catacombs, the time of persecution, not the government’s,” he concluded.

Knights of Malta Leader Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre Dies

Knights of Malta grand master dies at 75

Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre, who led the Knights of Malta following a tumultuous period of internal tensions and rocky relations with the Vatican, died at the age of 75, the order announced.

Dalla Torre, grand knight of the order, died in Rome April 29 after battling "an incurable disease diagnosed a few months ago," the Knights of Malta said in a statement.
Remembering him as "a man of great spirituality and human warmth," the order recalled his years of service to the city's most vulnerable, including serving meals to the poor sleeping outside Rome's Termini and Tiburtina train stations.

"A marked humanity and a profound dedication to charitable works have always inspired the 80th grand master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who will be remembered by all who knew him for his human qualities and his cordial and affectionate manner," the Knights of Malta said.

Pope Francis expressed his condolences in a message released by the Vatican April 29.
Dalla Torre, he said, was "a zealous man of culture and faith," and will be remembered for his "complete fidelity to Christ and the Gospel, together with his generous commitment to exercising his office in a spirit of service for the good of the church, as well as his dedication to those suffering most."

Dalla Torre was born in Rome Dec. 9, 1944, and studied Christian archaeology and art history at the University of Rome. He taught classical Greek at Rome's Pontifical Urbanian University and served as the university's chief librarian and archivist.
He had been a member of the Knights of Malta since 1985 and made his solemn profession of vows in 1993.

Prior to his election as grand master in 2018, Dalla Torre served briefly as lieutenant with the task of leading the revision of the order's constitutions after months of turmoil and crisis.

In early 2017, Fra' Matthew Festing resigned as the order's grand master at the behest of Pope Francis, who had established a commission to investigate his removal of the order's grand chancellor, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager.

Although von Boeselager was reinstated as grand chancellor, his firing and the pope's intervention drew public attention to disputes within the order, which is known mainly for its massive programs around the world to provide medical care to the poor, humanitarian relief following disasters and assistance to migrants and refugees.

Citing their constitution, the order said that Fra' Ruy Gonzalo do Valle, assumed the role of interim head "until the election of the new grand master."

"The death of Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre leaves an emptiness in all of us that is difficult to fill," Gonzalo do Valle said. "He was a good and spiritual man. As head of the Sovereign Order of Malta, he showed great diplomatic skills and an incomparable charisma. He was and will remain an inspiration to many members and volunteers."

Dr. Theresa Tam - Canada's newest Frankenstein with no history

I dare anyone of you to find a complete resume on Theresa Tam. It simply does not exist. Even within federal government websites no complete biography can be found. So, who is Tam? With what has transpired with Covid-19, it is obvious that she has more power than the Prime Minister. Canadians must ask - how is this possible?

I call her the perfect Globalist trap. We can't criticize her or her motives because it would be inappropriate. Criticizing a Chinese person, when many have blamed China for the virus, would be the perfect scenario for estopping the racism card. We know however, from mainstream press releases, that Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Dr. Anthony Fauci along with with a live military exercise (as stated by Mike Pompeo) are the root cause of the global economic shutdown. China may have cooperated but the root cause of Covid-19 originates with the U.S.A., and Donald Trump was not aware of this exercise.

This well contrived strategy forces Canadians to become silent on criticizing Tam, and her real motives for behaving in the manner in which she behaved initially (i.e. Canadians should not be worried about the virus as it presents a minor risk to Canada) to then shutting down Canada and forcing citizens to become virtual slaves in their own homes. This woman is a traitor whose 2010 video proves their exists a covert Agenda to establish a Totalitarian Technocracy in Western Democratic nations. 

Appointing a mysterious fraud to dismantle Canadian democracy is unacceptable. This woman must be stripped of her power and never again should an appointed medical officer of health overwhelm and overpower a duly elected Canadian parliament, and subvert the will of the people. The only detailed article I could find on Tam is shown below:

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Who is Dr. Theresa Tam?

by Kidist Paulos Asrat

Armed for Work: Dr. Theresa Tam arrives at meeting determined to impose Chinese-style health measures upon Canadians.

The official line is that she is the "Chief Public Health Officer" of Canada. With this position, she has become, in effect, the Canadian official behind the government's COVID-19 containment strategy. But who is Theresa Tam, really?  How did she acquire such a powerful position, with the ability to close down a whole nation based on such inconsequential statistics of 3-4% cases, which even the 2018 flu virus, with double the cases, wasn’t able to do?


Teresa Tam Locks Down Canada


Tam appears daily in the living room of Canadians reporting on the state of the virus on various television stations with her government colleagues, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, telling Canadians to "practice physical distancing" to "fight" this "pandemic."

Initially, Tam questioned the public health risks of the virus:
Right now, the cases are in China. Very few are exported. Yes, there’s human-to-human transmission, but those are generally for close contacts...for the general public...the risk is low in Canada.
But all this changed by late March, and Tam told Canadians in her April 3 television update:
There are now 11, 747 cases of COVID-19, including 152 deaths. Again this represents infections from previous exposures, and not what is happening right now. So our urge is that even if you’re not hearing about cases in your community, it doesn’t mean that there is no risk of exposure, and we must all consider that anyone could be infected and keep our two meter distance as the safest approach. [Tam’s full presentation is available here.]
Her message now is that anyone, and everyone, could be infected. This was her rationale for assisting in the nation-wide emergency alert to Canadians that they “Stay Home; Restez a la Maison.”

“So, of course, we owe it to everyone to not put Canadians at risk, and to do all we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 right now,” says Tam of her decision. Her prescription is to “practice social distancing, self-isolation, hand hygiene." Her recommendations have indeed evolved into simplistic symbols, the images for which bear a strong resemblance to public health information on avoiding the flu, which are presented every year for the virus which, at its most lethal, killed 8,500 people in 2018. And the country has never shut down for fear of the flu.


The only item missing on the Corona-Checklist is “Get Vaccinated.” So far.

And from this information, a lockdown of dutiful, and guilt-ridden, Canadians became the reality. Across the country, dutiful citizens closed their shops, left jobs, shuttered schools and daycare centres, and stayed home, waiting for Tam’s daily updates, to urge them to participate in the next battle tactic against their invisible enemy, who could be lurking anywhere.

And they all obliged. Tam’s draconian “Stay Home/ Restez a la Maison” ordinance could be the beginning of much stricter enforcements to come, based on her premise that “anyone could be infected,” which means that we could all be infected.

Mississauga’s (Ontario) City Centre, with blocked off, empty parking lots, which are normally filled to capacity

As the Chief Health Officer in Canada, Tam provides the data, the analyses, and the recommendations on health care and enforcement to the government. Prime Minister Trudeau, clearly following the advice of his Chief Public Health Officer, officially stated in March 29 during his daily update that:
There are no plans to call in Canada’s military to enforce quarantine or self-isolation measures amid COVID-19.
Trudeau continues, with a hint of what might come for those who don’t follow these regulations:
The Canadian Armed Forces are there to help when Canada is in need...Right now we have not received any specific requests and there are no plans underway to have the army intervene.

“All Canadians must act now to reduce the spread,” orders Tam in her pre-taped video, which has the air of an infomercial, appearing periodically on the CBC and CTV. And her emphatic “now” has a clear subtext that there are serious consequences for those who don’t help to “reduce the spread” of this “serious public health threat.”

So here we are, in the midst of the "global health crisis."

So Who is Dr Theresa Tam?


Who is this woman now in charge of providing the "chief" medical information concerning Canada's lockdown? Where did she come from? There is very little available on her biography, very little personal (and even professional) information on Tam. Somewhere there was a post that she was 55 years old, but I couldn't find:
  • Her date of birth
  • Her place of birth (other than "raised in Hong Kong")
  • The dates of her various degrees - I even went into the UBC and UA websites looking for alumni profiles.
  • There are no listings of her theses and dissertation.

She is listed having expertise in immunization, infectious disease, emergency preparedness and global health security. Something more specific, and odd, is: "she is a graduate of the The Canadian Field Epidemiology Program" which looks like an internship or upgrades for employees in the Public Health Agency of Canada.

But I couldn't find her medical school records to find her year of graduation, or any other post-grad qualifications.

I am usually pretty good at finding out some of this information, but to draw a blank on almost all the key components that make up a biographical profile is very strange.

Wikipedia states her birth place as Hong Kong, that she grew up in Britain, obtaining her medical degree in the University of Nottingham, with further studies at the University of Alberta for her residency, and the University of British Columbia under a fellowship.

A page on the Government of Canada website states that she is an expert in “immunization, infectious disease, and global health security.”

The World Health Organization’s international website lists her as “an international expert on a number of World Health Organization committees” including SARS, pandemic influenza and polio eradication.

Her associations with the World Health Organization (WHO), I believe, has brought her in contact with Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian Director General of WHO, who was key in starting the misinformation about the global coronavirus panic. Ghebreyesus downplayed the virus outbreak in Wuhan, China, defending China’s President Xi’s misinformation on the severity of the virus, and refusing to support President Trump’s travel bans and restrictions of flights from China.

Tedros Gebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on January 28, 2020 in Beijing. China Politics

Tam has close links with the WHO as a consultant. I believe she personally knows Tedros Gebreyesus, who was key in starting the misinformation about the global panic. She is a feminist and a socialist, as Tedros is also a life-long Marxist, starting from his political positions in the various Ethiopian Marxist governments from the 1980s and the 2000s.

She has politicized her role in Canadians' health and well-being. She declares, following the socialist mandates of the WHO, which is clearly her own political stance:
A healthy Canada requires us to level the [social] playing field.
And she was present at a conference in Vancouver in 2019 titled "Women Deliver," presented by an organization which aims to indoctrinate young women, Canadian alike, with feminism, by advancing “Gender Equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women everywhere."

She is also involved in the WHO's various vaccinations (immunization) projects, working also under three of WHO's emergency committees: Ebola, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and poliovirus.

We learn from Carolyn Brown's article, "WHO veteran heads up Canadian public health", that, according to Tam, "emergency committee members do not represent their countries." Brown explains that Tam "was selected for her background in field epidemiology, travel health, emergency medicine and pandemic preparedness."

Tam is an advocate for vaccinations, pressing for the coronavirus vaccine, which requires $CAN 192 million for its development, despite the very low fatal cases from the virus, with the majority of those affected resuming full recovery. This puts her as an expert on vaccine preparation, which has been the topic of her latest updates on the conronavirus fight. But here is a report on the risks of a coronavirus vaccine, which Tam has not presented in any of her reports.

Tam has worked with other health emergencies before, including the Ebola outbreak, SARS and the H1N1 influenza, which helped her prepare her COVID-19 health strategy. Three years ago, discussing the SARS epidemic, Tam stated that her job would be all about "harnessing the efforts of the many to protect and promote the health of all Canadians, including the most vulnerable in our society."

When she said those words nearly three years ago, Tam probably didn't imagine she would be ordering Canadians not to leave the country and to socially distance themselves en masse.

Recently, the Canadian government made donations to China of masks, gloves, and protective gear, while at the same time Canada was beginning to experience shortages of these materials. The donation and the shortages were discussed in the Senate. I believe it is the Chinese Tam who was behind all this.

Opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer tweeted on March 26 regarding these "donations"
Outrageous. Drs across the country are facing urgent shortages of critical supplies. PM must explain why he sent 50,118 face shields, 1,101 masks, 1,820 goggles, 36,425 coveralls, 200,000 nitrile gloves and 3,000 aprons from Canada's own gov't reserves oversees in Feb.

The Media Says "A Star is Born"


This uncharismatic woman with the monotonous voice is being touted as "a new star is born" who "offer[s] clarity in the age of the coronavirus."

"A Star is Born": Emergency Fundraising T-Shirt (Dr. Theresa Tam), C$45.00

Tam downplays the China origins of the virus, attempting to silence those who hold views that link the virus to China, and Chinese in Canada, by warning Canadians to stop stigmatizing the Chinese in Canada. Her accusations of racist acts towards Chinese in Canada are largely anecdotal, which is strange as she is supposed to be an expert on epidemiology and data analysis,

Tam writes on her twitter page:
These actions create a divide of us versus them...Canada is a country built on the deep-rooted values of respect, diversity and inclusion.
I should add that there is a revealing item from CPAC on face masks which brings up Tam's own reference to her Chinese background, and where I believe she sends subtle messages of the kind of draconian, perpetual, "imprisonment" of people behind masks, as she says people in China have become accustomed to.

It is a long video on an April 3 update, but the points she makes are at 36:21 - 36.26 (I've transcribed them):
I think we're all learning, through, I think particularly Western societies that are not used to wearing masks in public, are sort of learning this as we are going along, and so, some of this information I think is in real time, undergoing evolution.
I wonder if she is a lesbian? Her whole demeanor, sometimes charming, at others draconian, and also the weird all-black legging and jacket she wore in one of her photos (I've put in the article), her unkempt hair, unlike Hajdu and Freedland who attempt at some femininity, suggests this.

All in all, Canada's health is being overseen by a Chinese women we know very little about, with a very strange personality.



LILLEY: Dr. Theresa Tam owes MPs answers 

to tough questions



Imagine being the woman in charge of Canada’s medical response to COVID-19 and you are too busy to answer questions from the elected officials you report to.
That’s the position we find ourselves in with Dr. Theresa Tam.
While Tam appears at daily media briefings, journalists — despite how highly we may think of ourselves — are not the people’s representatives. That even applies to journalists working for the state broadcaster.
Tam has ducked out of recent requests to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health but did find time for a rather cozy interview with CBC’s Rosemary Barton.
“How do you feel when you hear those kinds of comments?” Barton asked Tam about comments her critics have made. It would have been good if she had asked point-blank if Canada relied too much on the WHO even though the 2018 planning document by Tam’s own Public Health Agency had said not to follow the WHO blindly.
“Canada’s response to the novel/pandemic virus will relate to its presence and activity levels in this country, which may not coincide with the global picture. Therefore, the WHO global phases will not be used to describe the situation in Canada or be used as triggers for action in Canadian jurisdictions,” the August 2018 report states.
Barton didn’t follow up on anything as hard hitting as that.
“Are you a worrier?” Barton asked. Nothing wrong with that sort of question if it is part of a broader interview that also asks difficult questions, but CBC’s interview — supposedly the most in-depth Tam has done — felt more like a PR exercise with one state agency profiling another.
“It seems that your thinking on that has evolved a little bit,” Barton said to Tam on the controversial issue of closing borders.
Tam had argued for months against closing borders.
She cited WHO guidance. Her statements were then parroted by Trudeau and his cabinet ministers right up until they changed their minds and closed the borders, a move the PM had called knee-jerk and wrong just days before. Yet when he changed his mind, he cited the best medical advice, meaning Tam.
Barton should have pressed her.
I’ve done more than my share of interviews like this and there are a variety of ways to handle them.
I’m not for a moment suggesting it should have been a hostile interview. Those can often elicit less information than a cordial one, but when the woman whose advice literally has life and death consequences, it shouldn’t be the lovefest we saw.
Difficult questions needed to be asked and answered.
Which brings us back to Tam appearing before the MPs on the health committee, something she last did on March 11. She was supposed to appear on March 31 but ducked out and hasn’t been back since.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

How Bill Gates will attempt to deliver the vaccine - Quantum Dots

Quantum Dots Deliver Vaccines and Invisibly Encode Vaccination History in Skin


A close-up image of the microneedle array, which could delivery quantum dots into skin. [K.J. McHugh et al. Science Translational Medicine (2019)]
Researchers headed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a microneedle platform using fluorescent microparticles called quantum dots (QD), which can deliver vaccines and at the same time invisibly encode vaccination history directly in the skin. The quantum dots are composed of nanocrystals, which emit near-infrared (NIR) light that can be detected by a specially equipped smartphone. Tests using the platform showed that QDs delivered to samples of human skin were still detectable after photobleaching that simulated five years of exposure sunlight, and they remained detectable for up to nine months when tested in rats.
quantum dots
The researchers encapsulated their quantum dots in microspheres made of PMMA, a material that improves biocompatibility. [K.J. McHugh et al. Science Translational Medicine (2019)]
Experiments in live rats confirmed that the microneedle patches could also successfully deliver a polio vaccine at amounts generated therapeutic antibody levels. “It’s possible someday that this ‘invisible’ approach could create new possibilities for data storage, biosensing, and vaccine applications that could improve how medical care is provided, particularly in the developing world,” said senior researcher Robert Langer, PhD, the David H. Koch Institute professor at MIT. “This study confirmed that incorporating the vaccine with the dye in the microneedle patches did not affect the efficacy of the vaccine or our ability to detect the dye,” added Ana Jaklenec, a research scientist at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Langer and Jaklenec are co-corresponding authors of the team’s published paper in Science Translational Medicine, which is titled, “Biocompatible near-infrared quantum dots delivered to the skin by microneedle patches record vaccination.”
Vaccines save an estimated 2–3 million lives every year, but another 1.5 million vaccine-preventable deaths occur each year due to undervaccination, primarily in developing countries, the authors commented. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there’s often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine. The problem is compounded because many vaccines, such as the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), require multiple doses spaced out at certain intervals. “In order to be protected against most pathogens, one needs multiple vaccinations,” Jaklenec said. “In some areas in the developing world, it can be very challenging to do this, as there is a lack of data about who has been vaccinated and whether they need additional shots or not.”
But these problems aren’t unique to the developing world. As the authors wrote, “… outbreaks of measles and mumps in the United States, Australia, and Italy have highlighted that poor immunization recordkeeping is not unique to developing nations.” Without accurate vaccination records, they pointed out, healthcare professionals don’t have all the data they need to make informed decisions about administering vaccines, and they may have to rely on parental recall. “This may result in the application of additional, unnecessary vaccine doses and therefore undue cost or, more problematically, missed opportunities to vaccinate, which leave the child at risk for contracting infectious diseases.”
Several years ago, the MIT team set out to devise a method for recording vaccination information in a way that doesn’t require a centralized database or other infrastructure. To create an “on-patient,” decentralized medical record, the researchers have now developed a new type of copper-based quantum dot, which emits light in the near-infrared spectrum. The dots are about 4 nm in diameter, and are encapsulated in biocompatible microparticles that form spheres about 20 ┬Ám in diameter. This encapsulation allows the dye to remain in place, under the skin, after being injected.
The researchers designed their dye to be delivered by a microneedle patch rather than using a traditional syringe and needle. Such patches are now being developed to deliver vaccines for measles, rubella, and other diseases. “By using a microneedle form factor, this platform should easily assimilate into the future vaccination landscape because microneedles are currently in development for several vaccines and have shown advantages such as antigen dose sparing, improved antigen stability, and ease of (self-)administration compared to traditional soluble injections,” the researchers commented.
Detection of the microdots is possible using specially adapted smartphones that can detect the near-infrared fluorescence. “Because these phones offer on-board processing power, camera applications, and inexpensive consumer-grade camera modules, we chose to adapt an existing smartphone to enable NIR imaging rather than build a completely new imaging system,” they wrote. “In addition, we believe that familiarity with the function of these devices will lessen the learning curve for NIR imaging in a field setting.”
The microneedles used in the reported study are made from a mixture of dissolvable sugar and a polymer called PVA, as well as the quantum-dot dye and, if appropriate, the vaccine. When the patch is applied to the skin, the microneedles, which are 1.5 mm long, partially dissolve, releasing their payload within about two minutes.
The quantum dots after being administered to the skin of rodents. [KJ. McHugh et al. Science Translational Medicine (2019)]
By selectively loading microparticles into microneedles, the patches deliver a pattern in the skin that is invisible to the naked eye but can be scanned with a smartphone that has the infrared filter removed. The patch can be customized to imprint different patterns that correspond to the type of vaccine delivered. Tests using human cadaver skin showed that the quantum dot patterns could be detected by smartphone cameras after five years of simulated sun exposure. The researchers also tested the vaccination strategy in rats, using microneedle patches that delivered the quantum dots along with a polio vaccine. They found that those rats generated an immune response similar to the response of rats that received a traditional injected polio vaccine. “ … the neutralizing antibodies achieved were well above the threshold considered protective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the investigators stated.
The platform could feasibly provide clinicians with a more dependable way of keeping accurate medical records. “In areas where paper vaccination cards are often lost or do not exist at all, and electronic databases are unheard of, this technology could enable the rapid and anonymous detection of patient vaccination history to ensure that every child is vaccinated,” said Kevin McHugh, a former MIT postdoc who is now an assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice University.
The researchers plan to work with health care workers in developing nations in Africa to get input on the best way to implement this type of vaccination record keeping. They are also working on expanding the amount of data that can be encoded in a single pattern, allowing them to include information such as the date of vaccine administration and the lot number of the vaccine batch.
While the researchers believe that the quantum dots are safe to use in this way because they are encapsulated in a biocompatible polymer, further safety studies are planned before progressing to tests in humans. “In addition to the stand-alone value of an intradermal information encoding and detection platform, this system may offer greater advantages when co-delivered with vaccines,” they stated. “By delivering both agents in the same microneedle patch, there is the potential to realize production cost advantages and eliminate the possibility of misuse (such as applying the encoding patch without the vaccine) … Ultimately, we believe that this invisible, ‘on-body’ technology opens up new avenues for decentralized data storage and biosensing applications that could influence the way medical care is provided, especially in the developing world.”

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a “Live Exercise”

Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a “Live Exercise,” Trump Retorts “I Wish You Would Have Told Us”

Can someone please explain exactly what is going on here?

First published March 21, 2020
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a slip of the tongue while addressing the American people from the White House when he stated that COVID-19 is a live military exercise.


“This is not about retribution,”
 Pompeo explained. “This matter is going forward — we are in a live exercise here to get this right.”
With a disgusted look on his face, President Trump replied: “You should have let us know.”
Military Exercise meaning (from Wikipedia): “A military exercise or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat. This also serves the purpose of ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior to deployment from a home base.”
What is actually going on here? Does the White House care to explain?

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