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· The number of confirmed cases worldwide and in the U.S. continues to climb. As of the time of this reporting, the official numbers are as follows:
Global Cases: 13,341,466 (4,975,293 active cases)
Global Deaths: 577,963
Global Recoveries: 7,788,210
USA Cases: 3,507,632 (1,803,381 active cases)
USA Deaths: 138,700
USA Recoveries: 1,565,551
· Recently Florida broke records with sky-high case numbers, squashing some countries in the daily count. Many labs in Florida reported a 100% positivity rate—meaning every coronavirus test was positive. Reporters investigated the errors and found that Orlando Health, while it had a 98% positivity rate, the true number was 9.4%. Orlando Veteran’s Medical Center showed 76%, but the real rate was 6%.
· A protest urging Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis to resign turned violent. The protest came after she read aloud some names and addresses of some who want to defund the police. Conditions of the illegal camping outside city hall were unsanitary and dangerous. A city employee was hit in the face with a gun, another was punched, and a man was stabbed and required 30 stitches. A news crew was confronted and threatened after they filmed a group breaking down barricades.
· The U.S. has formally rejected much of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. Pompeo said in a statement, “The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire. America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore resources, consistent with their rights and obligations under international law.” (Note: military ships and submarines have been moved out to the Western Pacific over the past few months for military exercises and shows of confidence, so military presence is likely preemptively high.)
Continuity of Infrastructure/Supply Chains
· Repeating: The coin shortage continues. Some select Walmarts have even gone cashless.
· According to a lawyer for two churches in Chicago, city officials told the churches that they would consider bulldozing the buildings if they did not comply with coronavirus mandates.
· West Virginia has reduced the social gathering limit from 100 to 25 people.
· Oregon has reduced indoor social gatherings to 10 people.
· Cuyahoga County, Ohio has created a hotline for mask violation tattling. A $750 fine and up to 90 days in jail could result from the second-degree misdemeanor.
· There is growing upset over the lack of outrage in the media over the death of a young white mother ambushed and shot for allegedly saying “all lives matter” during an earlier confrontation. (There are conflicting reports about whether she or someone else said it.) She is not the only person to be attacked or lose her life in this unrest, though her murder seemed more cold-blooded than most.
· A squirrel in Colorado tested positive for the bubonic plague. Treatment is available today, but after China’s alert about the “unknown pneumonia” in Kazakhstan, this seems to be becoming a pattern—people are seeking the next big pandemic behind every rock and tree.
· In Michigan, a man allegedly stabbed an older man who confronted him about not wearing a mask in a convenience store. When confronted by a deputy, he tried to attack her with a knife. He was shot and transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.
SINGLE ACCOUNTS, INSIDER INTEL & MISCELLANEOUS
· Pressure treated lumber is nearly impossible to find in Massachusetts. Bars and clubs are not expected to be allowed to reopen until a vaccine is available. Meat prices are up, but supermarkets are well-supplied again. A mask mandate bill is in the works.
· Menards has mandated masks for all customers across all its chains. They also banned children from all their stores a few months ago. The manager who told a contributor to lock her child in the car while shopping.
· From a supervisor at Walmart in Texas: “I got sent home because my mask was political. It reads, ‘Jesus is my savior Trump is my president,’ so a customer complained. They told me to take it off. I said no, so they sent me home.”
· There is a proposed set of rules in India’s government that entail requiring tech giants (Google, Amazon, Facebook) to provide source code and algorithms to mitigate against unfair monopolistic practices, creating a more competitive landscape for local businesses.
· China has experienced record flooding. 141 people are dead or missing, several million hectares of crop has been destroyed, and there is significant economic loss—roughly $8.5 billion, according to some estimates.
· 23 countries have been affected by the locust swarms. Damages are estimated at $8.5 billion for countries in East Africa. The World Bank Group has approved a $500 million program to support affected African and Middle Eastern countries.
· Struggling to find ammo? Try the ammoseek.com search engine.
· Make sure your fire extinguishers are ready to go. Be aware of the upcoming availability of explosives (fireworks) and the subsequent risks they may carry in these times.
· Be in communication with your neighbors and sheriff’s department and be prepared as a group for civil unrest.
· The new firearms transaction record form has all the buyer information on the first page. (This makes gathering personal information of the buyer as easy as recording with your phone.) A viewer who runs inventory for a large firearms store believes this could be an avenue for a registry. All FFLs must begin using this form on November 1st.
· Reach out and socially support others. Suicide is on the rise, even among children sequestered at home.
· If you cannot acquire a freezer for meat, remember that pressure canning, pickling, and freeze drying are options. Also, consider looking on alternative markets like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for individual sellers of freezers.
· Alternative food resources: Asian supply stores, Amish/Mennonite stores, restaurant supply stores, and local farmers. (Form groups to buy direct and process live.)
· Need medical supplies? Look at midwife and veterinary supply stores.
· If you cannot obtain seed in your area, use your pantry: dry beans, seeds found inside ripe squash and tomatoes, potatoes that are left to sprout “eyes”, and so forth.
· Stay politically vigilant and active.
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· One woman’s friends have started to listen to her preaching of “stock up on food before the prices go up!”
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