The vast majority of our pharmaceuticals, vitamins and supplements are made in China – is coronavirus the black swan event that will collapse it all?
As Americans watch, mostly from the comfort of their own homes, the nation of China is descending into medical martial law, and the thing that most of us aren’t fully comprehending at this point is how the Wuhan coronavirus threatens to cut off the supply of critical goods to the United States.
Even if it never becomes a full-blown pandemic here on our soil, the novel coronavirus is right now interfering with the production of all sorts of things that most of us take for granted every single day. Everything from pharmaceuticals to dietary supplements, and car parts to kitchen appliances, are all mostly made in China these days – which means if they’re not making them, we’re not getting them.
Since hundreds of millions of Chinese people aren’t being allowed to go back to work due to mandatory quarantines, and the factories they work at aren’t opening as planned post-Chinese Lunar New Year, then it’s only a matter of time before we start to see the horrific impact of this in the form of empty shelves at the big box stores and no more vitamins at the health food shops.
China itself is already facing an economic crisis that some reports are tabulating to the tune of about $60 billion. And if the outbreak isn’t very soon contained, this number could rapidly balloon to about $6 trillion, completely collapsing the Chinese economy and all other economies to which it’s currently tied.
“The United States and China are intimately linked economically,” warns The Organic Prepper. “The coronavirus outbreak could directly affect our economy, as well as the availability of many essential products that are made in China.”
Be sure to check out the following episode of The Health Ranger Report, in which Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, talks about how there’s no way China would be closing so many factories if coronavirus mortality is really only two percent as Chinese authorities are claiming:
About 80 percent of Big Pharma’s meds come from China
From a medicine availability standpoint, a total shutdown of China’s pharmaceutical industry due to coronavirus would mean a total shutdown of our own, seeing as how about 80 percent of Big Pharma’s drugs come from, or are made from ingredients produced in, communist China.
What this means is that if there’s even the slightest of interruptions for key pharmaceutical ingredients made in China, drug manufacturers won’t be able to produce the medications that tens of millions of Americans rely on as part of their preferred health regimens.
Specifically affected would be things like antidepressants, tranquilizers, psychotropics and anesthesia, all of which could run dry quicker than most people would probably assume. Also impacted would be anti-malaria drugs, ADHD drugs, thyroid and hormone drugs, as well as the many dozens of vaccines now on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) official schedule.
Most rubber and metal products are made in China, along with machinery, computers and car components
It’s not just pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, either. Reports indicate that most of the things Americans rely on each day to live are either partially or fully made in China, or at least their raw materials come from China.
It didn’t used to be this way, of course. Before globalization took hold in our political system, America produced a bulk of its own goods – that is, until the globalist politicians from both political parties sold us all down the river by handing all manufacturing over to China.
Now, we have to import things like tires, HVAC units, appliances, textiles, metalworks, car parts, computers, machinery, medical devices, motors, broadcast equipment, tractors, concrete mixers, and practically anything else you can think of that keeps the system going directly from China.
Even natural medicine like coenzyme Q10, B vitamins, and vitamin C often come from China, which means no more of these on store shelves, either.
This is why self-reliance is so important: because there’s no telling just how bad this whole thing gets before it starts to get any better – if it ever even gets better at all, of course. And there’s also our own economy to worry about which, apart from China, isn’t exactly thriving.
“As we monitor reports of farmers going bankrupt, shopping malls going dark, homeless encampments growing (despite local governments trying to destroy them), stock markets sagging, real estate markets hesitating, and the ‘Everything Bubble’ created by Federal Reserve funny money leaking air, it’s worth remembering that in 1930 some 30% of the population still lived on farms and knew how to garden,” wrote one commenter at The Organic Prepper.
“… in contrast to today as that percentage on farms has dropped to around 1-2%.”