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Is the supply chain China’s secret weapon?
Over the last few years, the phrase “supply chain” has become one of increasing importance to everyone – from corporate leaders to government officials and to customers. Now, it’s a phrase that is becoming important to even military leaders.
According to Barron’s,
The United States worries that China will use its power in global supply chains as an additional weapon to advance its political and military might, a report released Wednesday showed.
The “Annual Threat Assessment” issued by the Director of National Intelligence said China is already using its supply chain dominance to force foreign companies and countries to transfer technologies and intellectual property to it.
Of course, this is something we warned about years ago on The OP, back when China specifically threatened to withhold all medical exports from us because we talked badly about them during Covid.
The pandemic showed just how vulnerable our supply chains are.
The truth is that the United States has left itself incredibly vulnerable to supply chain manipulation by China.
More from Barron’s,
The disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic showed the world the importance of supply chains — the way components of products make their ways from myriad sources around the world through various countries for preliminary and final assembly before products reach the market.
The pandemic demonstrated how the disruption of a single factory in China or elsewhere could halt the work of major industrial operations around the globe.
The “Annual Threat” report singled out China’s dominance in technology sectors including semiconductors, critical minerals, batteries, solar panels, and pharmaceuticals.
We also covered the looming semi-conductor crisis. In fact, The OP has been ahead of the mainstream with all these warnings.
Chinese domination of the pharmaceutical supply chain
American consumers, like most global consumers, are reliant on a pharmaceutical supply chain that has been almost entirely taken over by the Chinese.
As Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out in a report back in 2019, pre-COVID,
Chinese policymakers aim to make China’s domestic biotechnology industry the medicine cabinet of the world. To a large extent, they have already succeeded in achieving dominance in the lower end of the pharmaceutical and medical technology value chain. 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) of drugs in the American market come from overseas, primarily from China and India. In older drugs with low profit margins, Chinese drugmakers have often taken over production entirely from Western companies. Chinese manufacturers are already the sole suppliers of many API and lower-end drugs.
Since COVID, this reliance on China for prescription drugs has only gotten worse – and as tensions escalate between the US and China, the possibility that the Chinese use this leverage to their advantage becomes more and more concerning:
Experts suggest that the growth of the US and China pharmaceutical trade poses a serious risk as the adversarial relationship could result in supply chain closures. It’s not unrealistic that pharmaceuticals could be used as a weapon in a trade war, as was suggested in past Chinese strategic talks. Additionally, the FDA has less oversight over Chinese facilities, which generates questions about the safety of foreign manufacturers.
Indeed, the number of medications and the amount of medical supplies that come straight from China pose an all-out national security crisis. How in the world did we let the very health of our nation lie in the hands of our enemies?
How do you protect against prescription drug shortages?
If our leaders won’t step up and break China’s stranglehold on prescription drugs, what can individuals do to stay safe and healthy? The solution is to be prepared. That’s where The Wellness Company comes in.
The Wellness Company and its great doctors – like Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Drew, Dr. Harvey Risch, and Dr. Jim Thorp – are regularly in the media fighting against the broken medical establishment.
Dr. Thorp, one of the nation’s leading critics of corrupt Big Pharma, believes that now – more than ever – people should be prepared for the next pandemic:
“I’ve strongly recommended “stockpiling” critical medications including antibiotics since the turn of the century. This has been an incredible investment as many friends, family, and patients have benefited. Now, in the winter of 2024, this recommendation is even more crucial.”
The Wellness Company and their doctors are medical professionals that you can trust and their new medical emergency kits are the gold standard when it comes to keeping you safe and healthy.
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This kit is prescription-only – you can’t find it in any store or pharmacy. Simply fill out a short questionnaire after purchase, and a trusted Wellness Company doctor will consult with you and issue your prescription Medical Emergency Kit.
- Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (generic Augmentin) 875/125 mg – 28 tablets
- Azithromycin (generic Z-Pak) 250 mg – 12 tablets
- Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg – 60 capsules
- Metronidazole (generic Flagyl) 500 mg – 30 tablets
- Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (generic Bactrim) 800/160 mg – 28 tablets
- Ivermectin 18mg – 7 compounded capsules
- Fluconazole (generic Diflucan) 150 mg – 2 tablets
- Ondansetron (generic Zofran) 4mg – 6 tablets
- 1 Emergency Medication Guidebook written by the Chief Medical Board for safe use.
Will it get you through an entire ten-year apocalypse? No, of course not. But it’s enough of each medication to get you through one to three illnesses that require that med. It’s an advantage in a world that has been sorely short on advantages lately. I recommend a purchase for each member of your family if you can swing it. I got my first one then spaced out the purchases for my daughters by a month each.
This is a real vulnerability.
Can you imagine the US if we had no antibiotics? The rampant infections? People dying from easily treatable conditions?
Yes, yes. I know some of you refuse to ever allow an antibiotic capsule to pass your lips. Good for you. I hope you never face an infection or illness that would take you out. So my advice is not for you, who refuse to use modern medicine. It’s for the folks who want to be realistically prepared for as many different emergencies as possible.
We don’t take medications often in my family, but there have been times we were so grateful for having them. Sometimes, it truly is a matter of life and death. I wouldn’t want to face a world without the ability to treat infections or serious bacterial illnesses if I had the option of being prepped for it.
I firmly believe that China is an existential threat to our country. They’ve been quietly, patiently, and insidiously playing a long game. And it won’t be long until their hand is revealed.
But what do you think? Is it likely, in your mind, that China might cut off supplies of essentials like antibiotics and other important medications? Are you prepped for that possibility? How do you think such a nightmare might unfold?
Let’s discuss it in the comments section.
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.
Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand Survival.com You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.
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