At the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a very high suspicion against the Chinese city of Wuhan as many scientists believe the virus originated from there. Whether it was from a bat or a laboratory virus improperly handled, China is ultimately responsible for this entire pandemic.
Which is why it’s not surprising at all that they’re attempting to block ANY investigation that would confirm these suspicions to be true. From Asia Times:
“China has yet to explain why it delayed approval for a World Health Organization (WHO) team of experts to visit the country, significantly at a time when state media publish claims that the coronavirus pandemic started elsewhere.
The WHO team’s members were supposed to arrive in Beijing this week and possibly make a field visit to Wuhan, where COVID-19 cases apparently first emerged a little more than a year ago and before the disease began its lethal global spread.
…the 10-member group could not enter China for an epidemiological survey of the novel coronavirus, a key part of the WHO’s endeavor to ascertain the likely origins of the respiratory disease [and] were still waiting for their visas to travel to China.”
Sounds eerily similar to what happened with the 2020 Presidential Election… if you’re so confident that you had absolutely no connection with the crime, then why are you so scared of transparency and a fully investigative audit!?
Just like the Democrats, the Chinese clearly have something worth hiding from the world…
Despite Julian Assange Escaping Extradition, He’s Not Being Bailed Out…
Monday saw the big news of British judge Vanessa Baraitser block the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he would most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. She did so under the belief that Assange’s mental health was too poor and he would have a high chance of killing himself if the extradition went through.
However, according to a breaking update from Forbes, the news for his bail conditions aren’t so great:
“Julian Assange has been refused bail by a British judge just two days after she had blocked his extradition to the United States, where he faces charges of espionage and hacking…
…the judge said Assange ‘still has an incentive to abscond from these, as yet unresolved, proceedings’ and that there is reason to believe he may not surrender to court to face further proceedings if summoned.”
Keep in mind that his arrest goes all the way back to 2010 when he leaked hundreds of thousands of secret intel about military operations taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is how the name “Wikileaks” came to become so popular in the first place. If he is convicted in the US courts, Assange is easily looking at 175 years in prison.
His best hope right now is for another country’s embassy to take him in and provide him with some (hopefully) better living conditions.
Betting Against Tesla in 2020 Would Have Cost You $40 Billion
If there was any year to avoid being a short-seller of Tesla, it was last year.
According to CNN, Elon Musk individually raked in THREE TIMES what the bears cumulatively lost if they attempted to sell their shares of Tesla:
“His personal net worth soared like one of his SpaceX rockets, increasing by more than $100 billion. And his loudest critics, aka investors who shorted Tesla (TSLA) stock on the assumption the share price would go down, lost a record $40.1 billion betting against him, according to analysis by S3 Partners.
…The $40.1 billion in losses by investors shorting Tesla stocks were unlike the losses weathered by any other companies’ short investors – last year or ever – according to Ihor Dusaniwsky, managing director at S3 and an expert in the subject.
In fact, the losses endured by Tesla shorts were more than the short losses for the next nine companies — combined. Losses on No. 2 Apple (AAPL) in 2020 came to $6.7 billion, which is only slightly more than Tesla shorts lost in the month of December alone. Amazon (AMZN) cost the shorts $5.8 billion, according to S3.”
Fascinating that while Tesla was the worst outcome for short-sellers, being a short-seller in general lead to record losses. The ONLY way it would have benefitted you was if you took a swing trade approach in between late February and early March of last year, taking full advantage of the market crash before buying at the dip again.
When it comes to America, NEVER bet against her. Health pandemic or not, she always finds a way to make a comeback and emerge stronger than ever…