By: John Hayward, Breitbart, 24 Mar 2020:
The opacity of the Chinese Communist government obliges responsible outside observers to look for clues to the truth of the coronavirus epidemic, instead of merely repeating official information without question.
The official count from China is 3,277 fatalities from 81,171 infections as of Tuesday, but the Epoch Times noted the troubling disappearance of some 21 million cell phone accounts in China over the past three months – an unprecedented decline that hints at more fatalities than Beijing is prepared to admit.
It should be stated at the outset that we should not be forced to read tea leaves to figure out what really happened in China, especially in the virus epicenter of Hubei province and the city of Wuhan, where Chinese officials are currently making claims of zero new infections that no one seriously believes. While more responsible governments issue troubling warnings of a second wave of infections, severe enough to prompt the re-imposition of quarantine procedures that were only recently lifted, China claims it has no second wave and all of its new coronavirus cases are imported.
WITH THAT IN MIND, THE EPOCH TIMES THOUGHT IT WAS A BIT ODD FOR 21 MILLION CHINESE CELL PHONES TO ABRUPTLY DISAPPEAR, GIVEN THAT CELL PHONE USAGE HAS BEEN INCREASING CONSTANTLY IN CHINA FOR YEARS, AND PHONES HAVE BEEN TOUTED AS AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR CONTAINING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC:
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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on March 19 the number of phone users in each province in February. Compared with the previous announcement, which was released on Dec. 18, 2019, for November 2019 data, both cellphone and landline users dropped dramatically. In the same period the year before, the number of users increased.
The number of cellphone users decreased from 1.600957 billion to 1.579927 billion, a drop of 21.03 million. The number of landline users decreased from 190.83 million to 189.99 million, a drop of 840,000.
In the previous February, the number increased. According to MIIT, the number of cellphone users increased in February 2019 from 1.5591 billion to 1.5835 billion, which is 24.37 million more. The number of landline users increased from 183.477 million to 190.118 million, which is 6.641 million more.
According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population at the end of 2019 was 4.67 million larger than in 2018, reaching 1.40005 billion.
The article went on to postulate that some of the landlines might have been shut down as a consequence of the coronavirus quarantines, particularly lines used by shuttered business operations, but the sheer magnitude of the cell phone user decline makes it more difficult to explain. China Mobile, the nation’s largest carrier, reported gaining 3.7 million new accounts in December but then losing over 8 million in January and February, months in which it posted gains of 3.5 million users the previous year.
The Epoch Times considered several explanations for the loss of users, such as migrant workers who kept different cell phones for their home and work cities – necessary due to some of China’s regulations on phone service – abandoning the work phone because it was not needed during the quarantine period, or people generally canceling their phone service because they wanted to save money during the hard months.
On the other hand, the government is currently requiring citizens to use their cell phones to generate “health codes” so their movements can be tracked and permission to travel can be restricted to healthy individuals, so as U.S.-based commentator Tang Jiangyuan put it, it is effectively “impossible for a person to cancel his cellphone.”
“Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping … no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones,” Tang noted.
The New York Times explained just how heavily Chinese authorities are leaning on those cell phones to monitor their population, and not just for coronavirus infections:
The Times’s analysis found that as soon as a user grants the software access to personal data, a piece of the program labeled “reportIng And Location To Police” sends the person’s location, city name and an identifying code number to a server. The software does not make clear to users its connection to the police. But according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency and an official police social media account, law enforcement authorities were a crucial partner in the system’s development.
While Chinese internet companies often share data with the government, the process is rarely so direct. In the United States, it would be akin to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using apps from Amazon and Facebook to track the coronavirus, then quietly sharing user information with the local sheriff’s office.
The system, which relies on a unit of the immense Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, assigns users a green, yellow, or red “health code” in the style of a traffic light. Predictably, Chinese citizens find the opaque system cryptic and frightening, since the government has not explained exactly how it works.
“In some cities, residents now have to register their phone numbers with an app to take public transportation,” the Times added.
At the beginning of March, the so-called Alipay Health Code system had been launched in the city of Hangzhou, expanded to 200 other cities, and was on its way to a complete nationwide rollout. The rollout ran into some hitches over the following weeks, from technical glitches to confusion caused by local governments adding their own health codes to the already intimidating system.
A correspondent writing for Bloomberg News on March 18 reported using the system and said it was in the process of being “rolled out nationwide at railway stations, restaurants, pharmacies, and more.” Other reports in China have noted how cell phones are ubiquitous there and are employed for everything from accessing public and commercial resources to telecommuting to school during the coronavirus lockdown.
With this in mind, it might not be completely impossible to get by in Chinese cities without a cell phone at the moment, but it seems unlikely that a huge number of citizens would choose this moment to get rid of their phones.
“Lacking data, the real death toll in China is a mystery. The cancellation of 21 million cellphones provides a data point that suggests the real number may be far higher than the official number,” the Epoch Times concluded.
by Alex Bruce
I have not run enough videos by Amazing Polly and it’s about time, because she’s great and she just keeps getting more amazing, as you’ll see in her excellent report.
She’s talking about the bombshell of the week, revealed by Project Veritas. We already knew that Google colludes with the Deep State’s PRISM program to infringe upon your Right to Privacy and we knew it infringes upon many users’ Right to Free Speech.
Now, we know they commit fraud and operate in bad faith with their partners when they demonetize, shadow-ban and de-platform them and pretend that it’s not because their views are to the right of Mao. In addition, they violate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act by refusing to be neutral.
And on top of being the biggest monopoly in the world, they are currently meddling in the US Presidential election (likely, in many others, as well).
We learn that Perhaps the biggest impact Google is having is in “vandalizing the truth,” as Project Veritas’ Google Insider puts it, when he demonstrates to James O’Keefe how Google’s artificial intelligence program called ‘Machine Learning Fairness’ is being programmed to auto-complete search terms to reflect the tenets of their social justice, transgender, identitarian cult.
When you type in the words, “men can”, Google Search now auto-completes: “have babies”, “get pregnant”, “get periods”, etc. Try it, you’ll see. Amazing Polly does Google image searches on “white American male inventors” and the results are a several African-American scientists you’ve probably never heard of! I urge you to try this for yourself. Google is trolling you! They have fully jumped the shark, as far as being a search engine anymore. They’re a Woke comedy show!
Phone towers maiming people with EMF radiation. New 5G network will kill
from EMR Australia – Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Warning against rolling out more towers especially 5G
What inconvenient truth led a highly-regarded radiation expert to take the law into his own hands and demolish six mobile phone stations? As he faces sentencing this month, John Patterson talks to EMR and Health about the story behind the news.
John Patterson is a pleasant, considerate and well-mannered man with an easy smile and a wicked sense of humour. He is also one of Australia’s leading radiation experts—a man who has been at the cutting edge of communications technology for the past 33 years.
Yet on 14 July 2007 John Patterson broke into a truck yard, ‘borrowed’ a former British army tank and proceeded to systematically demolish six mobile phone base station in the Sydney suburb of Mt Druit, before his vehicle stalled at the site of the seventh base station and he surrendered to police.
Why did he do it?
According to John, mobile phones and their base stations pose a devastating risk to human life, to nature and to the planet that supports it.
Background and experience
John’s unwelcome conclusion is one that he is, unfortunately, extremely well-qualified to make.
John is one of Australia’s leading radiation experts—a man who has been at the forefront of technology for more than three decades; a man with a passion for electronics.
A telecommunications engineer, John has worked with every communications technology there is. Employed by the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC), Telecom and Telstra, he built, tested and commissioned communications systems and completed over 54 engineering courses in order to keep up to date with the newest technologies. John was one of Australia’s leading radiation measurers, a trouble-shooter and the man who found the solutions to the toughest problems.
As early as 1978 OTC trained John in ‘radiation awareness’ and advised him to keep a diary of his experiences with the cutting edge radiation-emitting technology with which he worked. At that stage, no one knew what the effects would be.
All too soon John was to find out.
As his career progressed, John became a very sick man. ‘The more I was exposed to, the sicker I became,’ he said. The crunch came after two mobile phone base stations were installed—one on either side of his workplace. By that stage, John was having regular heart attacks which continued for four years.
In his impeccably-maintained diaries, John detailed the health effects that he observed in himself and other workers, many of whom later died. ‘Telecom had a very high number of suicides,’ he recalls.
The symptoms he observed, in order of occurrence, included:
- short-term memory loss (including momentary lapses)
- long-term memory loss
- involuntary contraction of muscles and tendons
- chronic fatigue
- problems with balance—at first walking, then riding
- sore neck muscles
- jaw out of alignment
- vertebrae in shoulders and bottom four vertebrae out of alignment—caused by cramping of muscles
- misco-ordination between eye and muscles
- reduction in elasticity in body, especially throat, resulting in a ‘choking’ effect when swallowing
- thyroid problems
- heart problems (including heart attacks)
- stomach valve not opening properly, leading to heart burn and nausea
- changes to gait
- numbing of the skin
- black rings around the iris
- kidney problems
- liver problems—leading to skin problems, rashes and pimples that don’t heal. (John saw at least 1000 workers with similar skin problems.)
- inappropriate emotional responses.
The concern for John is that the symptoms he once saw only in exposed workers, he’s now seeing in members of the public—including very young children.
Mobile phone radiation
John Patterson does not own a mobile phone—nor do many people who’ve spent time talking with him. However, he does own an impressive array of technical equipment with which he is able to measure the effects of this and similar technologies, which puts him in a strong position to offer advice.
Mobile phone technology uses a combination of frequencies that John was taught were too dangerous to be used together. It was designed to create new channels for interstate communications and undersea cables, says John.
‘It was never meant to be sprayed out in a circle.’
As early as 1978 John was warned by OTC that it could take four days to recover from one exposure to digital radio waves. Yet consider the number and frequency of exposures one commonly receives today!
Analogue phones affect only part of the body, he says, but digital phone signals affect the whole body.
According to John, mobile phone signals diminish the ability of pharmaceuticals to work and they carry disease.
For people wanting to know whether mobile phone radiation is affecting them, John suggests two quick tests:
‘When you are in a room with a mobile phone, walk outside and notice the change’. This is radio awareness which John was taught in the 1970s by OTC.
Try adding a list of numbers (or, if you are able, translating a document from one language to another). Notice what happens to your concentration when the mobile phone is switched on and signalling. Read the rest of this entry