Slow Recovery From Virus Unlikely To impede Strong Demand For Metals

By Rick Mills – Re-Blogged From Gold Eagle

Daily coronavirus cases may be down in the United States, but that is no reason to be complacent, especially given that cold and flu season is only a few weeks away, says the nation’s top doctor.

In a roundtable discussion Thursday at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that “we need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy.” He compared the pandemic to the early days of HIV in terms of how quickly it escalated, and how it might continue to escalate, if current trends of low mask-wearing and social distancing continue. “We’ve been through this before,” he said. “Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”

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#coronavirus Wuhan Coronavirus Guest Post Four

By Rud Istvan, – Re-Blogged From WUWT

I have been following this closely for a number of previously explained reasons, while mostly self-isolating with my significant other in South Florida (groceries once a week0. This post updates global WUWT readers with new facts and maybe new ‘knowledge’, some for sure now as controversial as climate change stuff. Incorporates all past facts, plus some important stuff buried in previous comments to other’s related posts. There are a number of separate fact categories itemized below.

Post 1 explained my ‘qualifications’, explained virion shed via a lot of basic virology 101, and concluded a US pandemic was unlikely thanks to effective quarantine, unlike flu—WRONG.

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Hard Money Benefits

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

If and when the Dollar returns to being a Hard Currency – one backed by or actually containing Gold or Silver – there will be numerous changes which will occur.

One will be the elimination of constant and continuous growth of the money supply. A stable money supply is likely to result in a stable price level (CPI) – or even a continuous decline as the US saw during the 1800s.

But, there will be other, sometimes much less obvious benefits, and I’d like to consider one possibility today – the effect on the Price of Copper.

Copper is one of the most widely used base metals worldwide, mostly in electrical components like wire and motors. It has an active futures market, where because its ups and downs in price coincide with the ups and downs of the Economy, it has acquired the nickname of Dr. Copper.

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