With that number rising to at least 1,000 according to this story over at the Daily Mail, that DM story also reported Joe Biden is now threatening 'repercussions' against Russia and Vladimir Putin if US intelligence services determine that Putin and Russia are to blame for these latest rounds of cyber attacks. Though as the two top-voted comments on that story pointed out: "Yeah, I'll bet Putin is really scared of this feeble old man" and "Lord help us with the crazy in charge in the USA."
Reporting within the BBC story that according to Huntress Labs, the hack targeted a Florida-based IT company called Kaseya before it spread through the corporate networks that use that software, we're not surprised that they're blaming a Russian gang for this latest attack that emerged Friday afternoon as companies across the US were clocking off for the long Independence Day weekend.
Also reporting in the story that the two big things that are keeping cyber-security professionals up at night lately are ransomware attacks and supply chain attacks, and this latest incident combines both nightmares into one big Independence Holiday weekend-ruining event for hundreds of US IT teams, we've reported numerous times recently on ANP about some of the other recent hacks and attacks upon our chain of supplies, as if someone is trying to drive a dagger into the heart of America. From this BBC story before we continue.:
Ransomware is the scourge of the internet. Multiple organized criminal gangs are constantly attempting to gain access to computer networks to hold them hostage. The rate of attack is relentless but it can take a lot of time and effort on the criminals part to successfully hijack one victim's computer system.
In this latest incident the hackers showed that by going after the software supplier of multiple organizations they can pop dozens, perhaps hundreds of victims in one go. We've seen horrendous supply chain attacks in the past but this one has the potential to be the biggest incident involving ransomware yet.
It shows that ransomware gangs are thinking creatively about how to have the most impact possible and command the biggest ransom possible.
"This is a colossal and devastating supply chain attack," Huntress Labs' senior security researcher John Hammond said in an email to Reuters news agency.
At a summit in Geneva last month, US President Joe Biden said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin he had a responsibility to rein in such cyber-attacks.
Mr Biden said he gave Mr Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure sectors, from energy to water, that should not be subject to hacking.
REvil - also known as Sodinokibi - is one of the most prolific and profitable cyber-criminal groups in the world.
The gang was blamed by the FBI for a hack in May that paralyzed operations at JBS - the world's largest meat supplier.
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As we see in the graphic above from this Med Source Labs story from back in February of 2021, a global supply chain logjam was already hitting critical medical supplies and medications back then and as we hear in the 2nd video at the bottom of this story, medications are one of the latest victims of shortages as the supply chain shortages across America get even worse.
With those systems perfectly seen in the PDF we've embedded at the bottom of this story titled "A shock to the food system - Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic", let's take a look here at an excerpt from that document, describing for us just how vulnerable our food supply system is.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every fabric of modern society, and with it has also exposed some vulnerabilities in our global food system. A system whose modern roots had been developed over decades, has in a matter of weeks come under unprecedented pressure, and has had to rapidly adjust.
And while it has not reached the breaking point yet, the changes this crisis has forced on the food system are considerable and have significant implications to consumers, governments, and corporations alike. Whether these changes are structural and here to stay, and whether they accelerate important trends we have witnessed in the past few years, remains to be seen. These are early days still—but what is clear is that this disruption to all stakeholders has dramatically increased the levels of uncertainty, and has scrambled forecasts and strategic plans.
Current state of the global food system
To understand just how much of an impact this pandemic has had on the food system, it is important to establish a picture of this massive undertaking. Valued at US$8 trillion and equal to approximately 10% of global GDP, today's food system is a complex network of players working together to balance a delicate equilibrium of supply and demand.1 See Figure 1.
This system has been designed to deliver calories at high levels of efficiency, an evolution supported by global commodification and trade in goods. One great success of this modern food system is the reduction of global malnourishment, which fell from 50% of the world’s population in 1945 to just 10.8% in 2017. This trend has been accelerated by global commodification and trade in goods. While the system is still far from achieving a just-in-time production model, it was “designed to handle, produce and deliver just as much product as consumers need at any point in time” without surplus. Value chain players globally have reduced inventory levels to conserve capital and have relied instead on unbroken supply chains to deliver the products they need when they need them. As a result, many large outlets now only carry four to six weeks of food supply, as opposed to six months’ supply just 20 years ago.
That is not to say there is no waste in the food system, since an “estimated 30% of the food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain.” There are multiple reasons this occurs—some to do with infrastructure, others with the way we consume—but it has been on the radar of most value chain players for a number of years already.
What this crisis has exposed though is that while there are some sourcing benefits to this model, there are also major drawbacks to these long and complex food supply chains. While long supply chains provide inexpensive food, the rising environmental costs and obscure sourcing pose an ethical threat as well as a practical one. Unexpected surges in demand, as seen during this period, rapidly deplete inventories, leaving the system as a whole scrambling to make up the deficit.
So with supply chain shortages all across America and the world already stretched to the breaking point by Covid now taking hits from hackers, too, we'll take a look within the final two sections of this story at preparing for TEOTWAWKI, emphasizing the supplies and products now taking major hits, especially when they are supplies that we actually NEED for survival.
Yet as Mike Adams had reported all the way back in 2006, a huge movement was being made in America even back then towards 'natural alternatives,' away from often dangerous 'big pharma' medications, with a study published in April 2005 revealing more than 70 percent of adults aged 50 or older were also using some form of alternative therapy, includes medicinal herbs, meditation and chiropractic care.
With natural products being used as 'medicines' long before the arrival of 'big pharma' and 'modern medicine', many such natural products are still being used in 2021, and many quite successfully, to treat a range of conditions that often require big pharma meds. So in an very real 'SHTF scenario', the items listed below could very well be used as alternatives to medications people are unable to acquire.
Identified in this National Institutes of Health study as being a potential inhibitor of Covid-19 due to its anti-viral properties, as that NIH study reports, Aloe vera has been considered a "miraculous plant,” or “wonder plant,” for more than 3000 years in various cultures.
With 'Aloe vera' translated as 'the bitter truth', as this entry at Lily of the Desert reports, the word “aloe” comes from the Arabic term alloeh, which means “shining bitter substance,” and “vera” comes from the Latin word veritas, meaning “truth.”
And while many Aloe vera products are used for cosmetic purposes, such as being applied to the skin following sunburn, the inner gel, juice or 'fillet' of the plant can be consumed, providing absolutely miraculous health benefits I've become highly aware of myself over the past 2 months.
With companies that specialize in edible Aloe vera products removing the dangerous 'latex' part of the plant that should never be consumed that helps protect it from animals, insects and other predators, the following excerpt comes to us from this National Institute of Health study on Aloe vera being used against Covid.
It is one of more than 400 species in the genus Aloe of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. It is one of the most studied and used medicinal plants worldwide. Its pharmacological properties and phytochemistry are well documented.
Since the appearance of COVID-19, there has been some information referring to the use of this plant alone or in combination with others against COVID-19. In addition, in silico (virtual screening) analysis by molecular docking revealed that several secondary metabolites isolated from tropical medicinal plants have the potential to inhibit the main protease of COVID-19 (Mpro), a very promising potential pharmacological target.
Very recently, our research group showed in a survey of literature that Aloe vera can be used as potential anti-COVID-19 plant regarding its antiviral activity.
God provides mankind with every type of food to benefit us in our sojourn on this earth. His provision for us preceded the creation of mankind on earth. Even the most primitive nations have learnt how to survive on their land.
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
ALOE VERA IS MENTIONED 5 TIMES IN THE BIBLE
Nicodemus brought a hundred pounds of herbs Including myrrh and aloe vera to prepare Jesus for His burial. This showed that aloe was a sort of preservative for the dead.
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord had planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Spikenad and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.
And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about, an hundred pound weight.
Aloe Vera is one of the old natural remedies that is considered as one of the modern "miracle" drugs.
PROTECTION OF IMMUNE SYSTEM
Aloe vera is considered beneficial for the immune system.
The immune system protects the body from diseases. Disorders in the immune system can result in disease, including autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancer, resulting in recurring and life-threatening infections.
Aloe vera benefits
Aloe vera is one of the only known natural vegetarian sources of Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body's systems. Numerous studies worldwide indicate that aloe vera is a general tonic for the immune system, helping it to fight illness of all kinds. Various research studies are underway to explore the potential of aloe vera components to boost immunity and combat the HIV virus, and to treat certain types of cancer (particularly leukemia). It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes.
Over 200 worldwide scientific research papers have been published on the effects of Aloe vera. The three main categories of research include anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral actions of Aloe vera. The juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Aloe's ability to encourage the release of pepsin (a gastric juice enzyme necessary for digestion) when the stomach is full is a possible reason for its ulcer-healing effects (Journal of the American Osteopathic Society, 1963, vol.62). In one study, oral use of Aloe for six months helped mitigate asthma symptoms in almost half of the participants. Eleven of twenty-seven patients studied who drank Aloe reported feeling better at the end of the study. Researchers think that results might be due to stimulation of the immune system, as well as naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents in Aloe vera.
In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aloe vera for the treatment of HIV. On-going studies worldwide show that Aloe taken in highly concentrated doses can stimulate the production of white blood cells that may help fight viruses and also tumors.
So with even myself a new arrival to the amazing health benefits of aloe vera, with my 25 year history of having horrific allergies seemingly cleared up within hours after drinking this 'miracle juice', we'll take a look within the final section of this story below at other natural products that are being used right now as alternatives to big pharma's products as well as making sure we have enough food and water to get through most SHTF scenarios that could strike America in the days, weeks and months ahead.
In the must-watch video seen in the 1st video below, long-time actor Jon Voight gets political, warning not only of the rise of the far-left in America but what has historically come along with such a political philosophy taking over nations, massive famine.
Warning of not only the government-induced starvation that traditionally comes with such political philosophies, and as recently as just a few years ago in Venezuela, Voight never-the-less tells us why he is still hopeful that America can overcome the creeping socialism that we're now facing, with Voight thanking the amazing Wisdom of America's Founding Fathers and the US Constitution.
So with food long being used as a weapon of war to control the masses, we'll focus directly below on food and water, two absolute must-need items that have been targeted for cyber-attacks and targeted by the globalists, two things that we absolutely can't live without.
And while we are certainly NOT medical doctors, nor are we offering medical advice but 'survival advice' in a shtf scenario, one should always consult with their own medical doctor before taking alternative products if one is able. And if you the ANP reader has any other suggestions on natural health products that can also be used in the place of medications during a SHTF scenario, please feel free to share them, and even link to the products if you'd like, in our comment section below. Your suggestions here and now could save others lives in the future in a TEOTWAWKI scenario.
Following Jon Voight's outstanding expose of the far left in 2021 in the 1st video below and how socialism leads to famine and tyranny, each of the videos below take a look at the unfolding supply chain crisis now striking America, what appears to be nothing less than a manufactured event to usher in the globalists end game.
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