COVID-19 FALLOUT OF HUMAN SUFFERING
The global carnage of the COVID-19 pandemic is beyond imagination, beyond massive. Our world has taken multiple nukes in every sector of life: human deaths, the economy, business, employment, travel, entertainment, education, religion, starvation and food scarcity, health care, mental health, happiness, security, and so much more.
This article is not a comprehensive report, but it has enough statistics for you to understand where it’s leading. And, it's not meant to incite a "class war" between the Haves and Have-Nots. This report will focus on the American society because America is my home. I attempted to secure the most updated information and statistics, but sometimes they just didn't exist and weren’t available.
Keys to Our Future Survival and Thriving:
Compassion, Do No Harm, Share Earth's Wealth & Resources
The pandemic is showing us it's time to change the way we are living on the planet. It's time to change our relationship to each other regardless of any differences in race, gender, religion, political ideology, etc. We are all equal in the eyes of the One Love in whom we live and move and have our being. This grassroots transformation begins with you - the individual.
This ideology is not idealism, an airy-fairy pie-in-the-sky fantasy never to be manifested. It is in alignment with the cosmic transformational energy of The Great Shift in Consciousness, that is sweeping the planet now, impacting every human, and - believe it or not - it is the way of the future if we as a collective humanity want to survive and thrive. It's time to come together and live as a unified collective.
- Compassion: It's time for a permanent change to a more compassionate human species and humanitarian way of living where human suffering is no longer a valid justification for making billion and billions of dollars in profit.
- Do No Harm: It's time that we honor the universal code "Do No Harm" to yourself and others in thought, word and deed, and ultimately to eradicate human suffering on the planet.
- Share Earth's Wealth and Resources: It's time to share Earth's wealth and resources with all humanity, because Earth does not belong to us. She was here long before humanity arrived. Earth was never meant to be usurped by us for our own greed and egotistical behavior. It's time to honor Earth for the Divine Being that she is, to be stewards of our home planet, and to share the gifts of abundant wealth and resources she bestows on humanity.
GLOBAL ECONOMY PLUMMETS
On June 27, 2020, RT Business News reported that a new study by the International Trade Center (ITC) found that the global economy has lost at least $126 Billion due to COVID-19 pandemic. That was over 6 months ago. The loss is probably a great amount higher now. Source: Global economy has lost at least $126 BILLION due to Covid-19 pandemic – ITC report.
U.S. ECONOMY COLLAPSES
On June 2, 2020, Forbes published a new projection by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that COVID-19 will inflict long-term damage on the U.S. economy, costing it nearly $8 Trillion ($7.9 trillion) over the next decade. Source: Coronavirus Pandemic Will Cost U.S. Economy $8 Trillion - Forbes.
U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT SKYROCKETS
In April 2020, after the U.S. government shut down the economy, America's unemployment rate reached 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression in the 1930s. It gradually improved as businesses attempted to reopen safely. Overall, the number of unemployed in November 2020 stood at 10.7 million, which is 4.9 million higher than in February 2020. Source: What Is the Current US Unemployment Rate? - The Balance.
BUSINESS CLOSURES EXPLODE
On September 16, 2020, the Yelp Economic Impact report, which tracks business closures through Yelp customer review listings, found that an estimated 163,735 businesses have closed in the U.S. since March 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 97,966 of them listed as permanent closures – an increase of 23 percent since July 10, when the count of closures was at 132,580.
Source #1: Small Businesses Are Closing At A Rapid Pace - Forbes.
Source #2: Nearly 60 percent of COVID-19 business closures are permanent - New York Post.
While 4.2 million businesses have received emergency loans from the Small Business Administration, it’s a fraction of the 30 million small firms in the nation. Many small-business owners say Congress’ financial rescue isn’t designed well to help very small businesses, known as micro firms, that have large overhead costs such as rent. Source: Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever - The Washington Post.
COMPANY BANKRUPTCIES SOAR
On December 4, 2020, Bloomberg reported that more than 330 companies declared bankruptcy in the U.S. in 2020 and blamed COVID-19 in part for their demise. The bankruptcies include plenty of iconic names: Guitar Center, Pier 1, Neimen Marcus, JC Penny, Hertz Rental Car, and 25 more major retailers. The vast bulk, though, are small and medium-sized businesses scattered across the country. Their downfall might not normally garner much attention, but it does underscore the full extent of the damage COVID-19 has inflicted on the economy. Source: The Covid Bankruptcies - Bloomberg.
The greatest acceleration can be seen in Chapter 11 (Reorganization) bankruptcies. Large company bankruptcies spiked 244 percent in July and August 2020 from the same period of 2019, according to research from investment bank Jefferies.
Source #1: Bankruptcy filings are mounting. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! - CNN.
Source #2: The 20 biggest companies that have filed for bankruptcy because of the coronavirus pandemic - Fortune.
PERMANENT CHURCH CLOSURES
On August 26, 2020, David Kinnaman, president of the prominent Christian research organization Barna Group, reported that as many as one in five churches could permanently close within 18 months as a result of shutdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) survey of about 1,000 churches found that 34 percent of churches reported a decline in giving by 10-20 percent or more; 22 percent reported a decline of 30-50 percent or more; and 9 percent reported a drop of 75 percent or more. Source: 1 in 5 churches facing permanent closure within 18 months due to COVID-19 shutdowns - The Christian Post.
SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP
It's no secret that the Big 3 social media giants (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) are actively censoring freedom of speech and American civil rights on their platforms – what they call misinformation that does not align with their arbitrary narrative of "official and authoritative sources.”
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
A CDC report shows more than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had at least one mental health event and a percentage of that is leading to suicide. During late June, 40 percent of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse. Source: Study reveals increase in suicide rates - Wave 3 News.
Divorce rates have skyrocketed: up 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019. The combination of stress, unemployment, financial strain, death of loved ones, illness, home-schooling children, mental illnesses, and more has put a significant strain on relationships. The data showed that 31 percent of the couples admitted lockdown has caused irreparable damage to their relationships. Source: U.S. divorce rates skyrocket amid COVID-19 pandemic - New York Post.
- 31% reported anxiety or depression symptoms.
- 13% started or increased substance abuse.
- 26% reported trauma or stress-related disorder symptoms.
- And 11% say they seriously considered suicide.
Homelessness: On any given night in the U.S., over a half-million individuals (567,715) experience homelessness. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number could escalate into an avalanche of evictions for millions upon millions if the U.S. government does not extend the rent moratorium, if renters cannot pay the landlord and home owners cannot pay the mortgage loan company. This potential disaster would add desperately to the already high stress, anxiety, worry, and rage in American society.
Those experiencing homelessness have less access to health care, mental care, dental care, and are at a high risk of several chronic health conditions that increase risk of death should they become infected with COVID-19, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cardiac disease, and respiratory diseases. Source: Homelessness during COVID-19: Understanding and Preventing Risk of Virus Spread in this Vulnerable Population - Syracuse University.
COVID-19 fallout could push 100 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 – the first increase in global poverty since 1998, according to the World Bank. An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe long-term economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, according to a new study from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Source: COVID-19: Impact on the Economies of Developing Countries - U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Net Worth of U.S. Billionaires Has Soared By $1 Trillion –
To Total of $4 Trillion – Since Pandemic Began!
“Never before has America seen such an accumulation of wealth in so few hands. As tens of millions of Americans suffer from the health and economic ravages of this pandemic, a few hundred billionaires add to their massive fortunes.” - Source: Americans for Tax Fairness - a diverse campaign of more than 420 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans.
On December 8, 2020, Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies issued a new study that found the collective wealth of America’s 651 billionaires has jumped by over $1 trillion since roughly the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – to a total of $4 trillion at market close on December 7, 2020. Combined, just the top 10 billionaires are now worth more than $1 trillion.
On December 11, 2020, Fast Company reported that American Billionaires have made enough money during the pandemic to pay for your next stimulus check. Source: Billionaires have made enough during the pandemic to pay for your next stimulus check (msn.com)
“If I were Congress, I would pass an immediate surtax or levy on billionaires,” says Frank Clemente, the executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness. “I might even go lower than that, but I certainly start with billionaires, and call it the emergency pandemic wealth tax. Just lop it right off the top of these folks, and use that money for pandemic relief.”
On December 20, 2020, CNN Host Jake Tapper, who reportedly has a net worth of $8 million, interviewed multi-billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who in the words of Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a "shameful CNN appearance." After the interview, Senator Cruz said this about Tapper and Gates on his Twitter account: "A millionaire and a billionaire discuss how they think it's "appropriate" to destroy and bankrupt small businesses across America. Tell you What! Halt ALL salaries at CNN and Microsoft, stop paying Dem politicians, and let's see if they think TWO MORE YEARS shutdown is OK." Source: Ted Cruz OBLITERATES Bill Gates after His Shameful CNN Appearance - The Next News Network.
Between the first lockdown in March and early December 2020:
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s wealth grew from $113 billion to $184 billion.
- Elon Musk’s wealth grew nearly five times larger, from $24.6 billion on March 18 to $143 billion on December 7.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth grew from $54.7 billion to $105 billion.
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s net wroth grew from $2.6 billion to $10.4 billion.
- Bill Gates net worth grew from $98 billion to $118 billion.
- Warren Buffet’s net worth grew from $67.5 billion to $81.1 billion.
- Walmart’s Alice Walton’s net worth grew from $54.4 billion to $67.9 billion.
- Michael Bloomberg’s net worth grew from $48 billion to $54.9 billion.
- In total, the 651 American billionaires saw their net worth grow from $2.95 trillion in March to $4.1 trillion in December.
- Here’s a list of the top 30 billionaires and the amount of their growth in net worth. Source: Amid coronavirus pandemic, US billionaires have made $931 billion (USA Today.com).
MacKenzie Scott, the Amazon billionaire,
is giving away $1 billion a month to charity!
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, disclosed on December 15, 2020, that she had donated $4 billion over the past four months to just under 400 nonprofit groups. Over the past year, Scott has emerged as one of the most publicly generous philanthropists, parting with $6 billion and raising her profile after her record-setting divorce from Bezos, the world’s richest person. Scott was awarded $38 billion in that split, a war chest that has grown to over $60 billion as Amazon stock has skyrocketed in the two years since.
“This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling. Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of color, and for people living in poverty,” she wrote in her Medium post. “Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires.”
Just months after her divorce, Scott signed on to The Giving Pledge — the commitment to give away at least half of one’s money — which she and her then-husband had declined to do when married and which he still hasn’t done himself. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has long been criticized for not signing the Giving Pledge.
Source: MacKenzie Scott, the Amazon billionaire, is giving away $1 billion a month to charity (msm.com).
The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage extremely wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. As of August 2020, the pledge has 211 signatories from 23 countries. Most of the signatories of the pledge are billionaires, and as of 2016, their pledges are estimated to total $600 billion.
Besides MacKenzie Scott, a few other members include Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
Source: The Giving Pledge: A commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.
True Power Is Alignment With Source
The 9D Arcturian Council channeled by Daniel Scranton at www.DanielScranton.com: We are listening at all times to your requests, no matter who you are. We are listening to people who would never believe that we actually exist, because that does not matter to us.
We are listening and feeling into your vibrations, and we are working with your higher selves and spirit guides, along with many other beings and collectives, because we feel that the rest of the journey to the fifth dimension should be one of ease and joy for you.
We cannot step in between you and your vibration, however, and break the laws of the universe to give you what you want and what you ask for, but we can be ready to deliver when you are vibrating in harmony with that which you desire.
It is very easy to get caught up in what is going on outside of you at this time there on Earth because so many people are telling you about what is happening outside of you and then asking you to have faith that all of your prayers will be answered.
But the vast majority of those individuals are not teaching you how to create your reality or empowering you in any way.
Instead, they want you to think that the sun has all of the power to change everything there on Earth, or a politician has all the power to change everything there on Earth.
A lot of people will tell you that some law will be passed or some program will be initiated to rescue everyone from their own lives and their own creations.
And so, again and again, you are being led to believe in something outside of yourselves, and time and time again you are being disappointed by what you were convinced you should have faith in.
We could complicate it for you, but there are enough people doing that right now, and we would rather remind you of the power that lies within each and every one of you at all times.
- We don’t want you to have faith in us; we want you to have faith in yourselves.
- We want you to know how to gain access to your power, to your strength, to your creativity, and most importantly, to the love that truly are.
- If you can be love that is unconditional, then nothing that is happening out there can throw you off of your game, and that’s what we want for you.
- We want you to know yourselves as spiritual masters, rather than people who are believing in the right narrative, so that you can place all of your bets on the outcome that you are being promised.
- Seek what is inside of you, and then beings and collectives like ourselves can match what you have found. But again, we cannot break the law, and neither can anyone else, no matter how many promises they make you.
- If you focus on something, someone, some animal friend, or some tree or flower that can get you to access the feeling of love within you, then you can really start to know what true power is.
- True power is alignment with Source, but you are Source. Therefore, true power is you aligning with you. It’s that simple.