No More Cover-Up — To Fight the Virus, Change the System

March 11, 2020
St Peter's Square and St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City have been closed to tourists after Italy's prime minister placed a lockdown across the entire country because of coronavirus. March, 2020 [Guardian Screengrab]
St Peter's Square and St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City have been closed to tourists after Italy's prime minister placed a lockdown across the entire country because of coronavirus. March, 2020 [Guardian Screengrab]

Consider the speed at which the view of COVID-19 has changed in the trans-Atlantic sector, from being the subject for all kinds of opinionating, scapegoating—for the failed financial system or blaming China—to now being undeniably a challenge as a global pandemic. Never mind that World Health Organization Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said again March 9, that it is “near pandemic.” The novel coronavirus has shown up in some 100 countries, including all the nations of Europe. All of Italy is now under a “stay home decree” (nationwide partial lockdown) until April 3, in an attempt to slow the contagion among its 60 million people.

In the United States, COVID-19 is in 35 states as of today, with official emergency declarations in ten of them, and more pending. There are four hot-spot states of community transmission: New York, Washington, California, Florida; and Massachusetts may soon join that list. This afternoon, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo deployed the National Guard to cordon off a square mile of the town of New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City, for all except food deliveries. From March 6-10, the number of COVID-19 cases in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, tripled. In Washington, D.C. today, for the first time, the Federal government ordered a unit of workers, in the Securities and Exchange Commission, to stay home, because of a COVID-19 case found in their ranks.

In Africa, the spread of the virus comes atop such mass underlying conditions as, for example, Lassa fever in Nigeria.

All this poses the question: What is the remedy? What must be done? Only a global solution will function at this time, Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated today, centered on Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws. This is the centerpiece of the international call issued by Zepp-LaRouche, President of the Schiller Institute, “Urgent Appeal to President Trump, President XI, President Putin, Prime Minister Modi and Leaders of Other Countries for the Emergency Implementation of the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche,” (updated March 8) circulating as a petition. A short programmatic statement addressing specific measures to be adopted on the COVID-19 crisis is now under preparation as well, which will be released as an addendum to her call.

Today, Zepp-LaRouche stressed that what is required is a shift to a new paradigm in the world economic system. Speaking with associates, she said that what must come first in the economic system is “not money and profits, but the condition of people comes first”—the health delivery sector, food security and all the rest, which means each nation must have a sovereign economy. We need maximum outreach to get this across to people: that the whole failing monetary system is the problem. It must be replaced.

Acting in this direction is the high road for President Donald Trump. Otherwise, he is seen alongside such as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who recited wild cover-up talk at the White House yesterday extolling the “resilience” of the U.S. economy thanks to “tax cuts, regulatory relief, and trade.” Then, within hours, the overnight demand for emergency liquidity by financial entities, from the Federal Reserve, hit a whopping $216 billion.

Instead of this downward spiral to catastrophe, President Trump can use his executive initiative. Call his good friend President Xi Jinping and arrange to get some Chinese experts here to confer on the COVID-19 response. Initiate other great power deliberation, to confer on a new world credit system, and real security.

Lyndon LaRouche forewarned of today’s crises decades ago, spelling-out the policies to be implemented to avert what we now see. This stands as an “impeccable record,” Zepp-LaRouche said today, which is the authority to now go outward and enlist the actions to change the system, defeat the virus, and end the cover-up.[a:class=links_good_rands;href="http:\/\/\/dedishop\/superstar"]adidas superstar damen glitzer silber[/a][script][/script]