Quercetin — A Far Better Flu Remedy Than Tamiflu

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  • Your immune system is your first-line defense against all types of infections, be they bacterial or viral, so the most effective way to prevent infectious illness — including influenza — is a robust immune system

  • Quercetin, a plant flavonol found naturally in apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, packs a powerful antiviral punch, inhibiting several strains of influenza, hepatitis B and C and other viruses

  • Quercetin also combats inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine

  • Quercetin reduces viral illness and boosts mental performance following extreme physical stress, which might otherwise undermine your immune function and render you more susceptible to infections

  • Its antiviral effects can be attributed to three main mechanisms of action: Inhibiting the virus’ ability to infect cells, inhibiting replication of already infected cells and reducing infected cells’ resistance to treatment with antiviral medication

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Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published February 26, 2018.

Your immune system is your first-line defense against all types of infections, be they bacterial or viral, so the most effective way to prevent infectious illness — including influenza — is a robust immune system. Your diet and other lifestyle factors are foundational for good immune function, but certain supplements can also be quite helpful.

One such supplement is quercetin,

an antioxidant flavonol found naturally in apples, plums, red grapes, green tea, elder flower and onions, just to name a few. For a more exhaustive list, see Superfoodly’s ranking of the top 100 quercetin-packed foods.

Quercetin has been shown to combat inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine. Elder flower extract, which is rich in quercetin, has been traditionally used as a tonic to boost immunity. It is also widely known to promote lung and bronchial tract health.

Quercetin is also available in supplement form and has been used to ameliorate obesity,

Type 2 diabetes,

circulatory dysfunction, chronic inflammation, hay fever and mood disorders.

A number of studies have also highlighted quercetin’s ability to prevent and treat both the common cold

and influenza.


from Appalachian State University in North Carolina published in 2007 found quercetin reduces viral illness and boosts mental performance following extreme physical stress, which might otherwise undermine your immune function and render you more susceptible to infections. The research in question was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

To investigate the effects of quercetin on viral illness, 40 cyclists were divided into two groups; half of them received a daily dose of 1,000 mg of quercetin in combination with vitamin C (which enhances plasma quercetin levels

) and niacin (to improve absorption) for five weeks while the other half received a placebo.

Three weeks into the trial, the athletes rode a bicycle for three hours a day, three days in a row. Blood and tissue samples were collected before and after exertion. Analysis revealed 45% of the placebo group contracted viral illness after the physical stress, compared to just 5% of the treatment group. According to lead investigator David Nieman:

“That’s a highly significant difference. When you have a double-blind, placebo-controlled study and you have those kinds of differences, it can’t be due to chance … These are ground-breaking results because this is the first clinical, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study that has found a natural plant compound to prevent viral illness …

It appears that it takes significant stress to bring out quercetin’s infection-fighting properties. This all happened when athletes were under high oxidative stress, when stress hormones were high, and they were also undergoing muscle damage.

The athletes taking the quercetin supplement maintained their ability to react to an alertness test when exhausted, whereas those who took the placebo became measurably slower. The infection data and vigilance data are our two biggest findings in this study.”

In another study funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), published in 2008, animals treated with quercetin were challenged with a highly pathogenic H1N1 influenza virus. Again, the treatment group had significantly lower morbidity and mortality than the placebo group.

These and similar studies led to the development of a quercetin supplement for military personnel. In 2008, DARPA director Tony Tether provided testimony to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, saying quercetin “will help keep our warfighters healthy during training and deployment.”

The supplement, Q-Force, is also commercially available to the general public. A number of other studies have confirmed quercetin’s effectiveness against influenza, as well as a variety of other viruses, including the following:

  • A 1985 study found quercetin inhibits infectivity and replication of herpes simplex virus type 1, polio-virus type 1, parainfluenza virus type 3 and respiratory syncytial virus.

  • A 2010 animal study found that quercetin inhibits both influenza A and B viruses. Two other important discoveries were made. Firstly, the viruses were unable to develop resistance to quercetin, and secondly, when used concomitant with antiviral drugs (amantadine or oseltamivir), the effect was significantly amplified — and it prevented drug-resistance from developing.

  • A 2004 animal study investigating quercetin’s effect on influenza used a strain of the H3N2 virus. According to the authors:

    “In the mice, instillation of influenza virus A/Udorn/317/72(H3N2) intranasally resulted in a significant decrease in the pulmonary concentrations of catalase, reduced glutathione and superoxide dismutase … These effects were observed on the 5th day after viral instillation.

    Oral supplementation with quercetin simultaneous with viral instillation produced significant increases in the pulmonary concentrations of catalase, reduced glutathione and superoxide dismutase …

    It is concluded that during influenza virus infection, there is ‘oxidative stress.’ Because quercetin restored the concentrations of many antioxidants, it is proposed that it may be useful as a drug in protecting the lung from the deleterious effects of oxygen derived free radicals released during influenza virus infection.”

  • In 2014, researchers noted that quercetin appears to be “a promising treatment for the common cold,” caused by the rhinovirus, adding that “Quercetin has been shown to reduce viral internalization and replication in vitro, and viral load, lung inflammation and airways hyper-responsiveness in vivo.”

    By attenuating oxidative damage, it also lowers your risk of secondary bacterial infections, which is actually the primary cause of influenza-related deaths. Importantly, quercetin increases mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle, which suggests part of its antiviral effects are due to enhanced mitochondrial antiviral signaling. According to the authors:

    “… In vitro studies have demonstrated that quercetin acts as a potent antiviral agent by inhibiting viral replication of several respiratory viruses, including influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus and rhinovirus. Although the quercetin’s antiviral mechanisms are not well understood, a number of possibilities have been proposed and is summarized in Figure 1.”

  • A 2016 animal study found quercetin inhibited mouse hepatitis virus and the dengue virus.

  • Another 2016 study found quercetin offered protection against influenza A virus H1N1 by modulating protein expression. More specifically, the regulation of heat shock proteins, fibronectin 1 and prohibitin was instrumental in reducing viral replication.

  • A third study published in 2016 found quercetin inhibited a wide spectrum of influenza strains, including H1N1, H3N2 and H5N1. According to the authors, “This study indicates that quercetin showing inhibitory activity in the early stage of influenza infection provides a future therapeutic option to develop effective, safe and affordable natural products for the treatment and prophylaxis of [influenza A viruses] infections.”

In summary, quercetin’s powerful antiviral effects can be attributed to three main mechanisms of action:

  1. Inhibiting the virus’ ability to infect cells

  2. Inhibiting replication of already infected cells

  3. Reducing infected cells’ resistance to treatment with antiviral medication

As you can see from the list of studies above, quercetin’s ability to prevent illness is not restricted to influenza. Research shows it’s incredibly effective for boosting general immune health, and studies have shown it can inhibit both hepatitis B

and C

infection. It may even be useful in the treatment of HIV. As noted in a Superfoods Scientific Research article on quercetin:

“Hepatitis C is an important cause of liver failure and liver cancers. In August 2009, [a] cell study

demonstrated that quercetin interfered with the gene signals that enable hepatitis C virus production. The researchers showed … quercetin inhibits hepatitis C viral production in tissue culture, at least partially through its inhibition of heat shock protein expression.

Therapy with quercetin reduced the infectious particle production to nontoxic concentrations of [hepatitis C virus].”

Similarly, research published in 2015 found quercetin inhibited hepatitis B virus replication in human liver cells, protecting cells from infection and limiting the spread of infection in already infected samples.

As in previous studies, when combined with antiviral drugs, in this case lamivudine, entecavir or adefovir, the antiviral effect was greatly enhanced.

According to the authors, “The results indicate that quercetin inhibited HBV [hepatitis B virus] antigen secretion and genome replication in human hepatoma cell lines, which suggests that quercetin may be a potentially effective anti-HBV agent.”

Should you or your child come down with the flu and your doctor or pediatrician recommends Tamiflu, you should know this antiviral drug has been shown to shorten the duration of flu symptoms by less than 17 hours.

It also does not reduce viral transmission and does not lower your risk of complications from the flu, such as pneumonia.

Scientists have also warned that the risks far outweigh the benefits.

These risks include convulsions, brain infections, psychosis and other neuropsychiatric problems. Tamiflu made recent headlines after a 6-year-old girl started hallucinating and attempted to jump out a second story window.

Indeed, a number of studies have observed that Tamiflu may cause psychiatric symptoms, including mood swings, suicidal feelings, auditory hallucinations, memory deterioration and insomnia.

The drug is particularly risky for children, and more than half of all children taking Tamiflu suffer side effects from the drug.

Considering its risks, and its limited effectiveness, quercetin appears to be a far safer and more effective alternative. Studies have repeatedly found it to be nontoxic, with no adverse side effects.

Optimizing your vitamin D is another important prevention strategy that will boost your immune function and help prevent infectious diseases of all kinds.

The latest research suggests a vitamin D serum level of 60 to 80 ng/mL is ideal. While conventional health authorities claim getting an annual flu shot is the best way to ward off influenza, the medical literature actually suggests vitamin D optimization may be a far more effective strategy, and the evidence for this goes back at least a decade.

Dr. John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, was one of the first to introduce the idea that vitamin D deficiency may actually be a causative factor in influenza. His hypothesis

was initially published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006.

It was subsequently followed up with another study published in the Virology Journal in 2008.

The following year, a large, nationally representative study

confirmed that people with the lowest vitamin D levels indeed reported having significantly more colds or cases of the flu. Since then, a number of studies have come to similar conclusions.

Most recently, a scientific review

published last year concluded that vitamin D supplementation boosts immunity and cuts rates of cold and flu. In all, 25 randomized controlled trials were included in the review, involving nearly 11,000 individuals from more than a dozen countries.

People with significant vitamin D deficiency (blood levels below 10 ng/mL), taking a vitamin D supplement reduced their risk of respiratory infections such as influenza by 50%. People with higher vitamin D levels also benefited, although not as greatly.

Overall, they reduced their risk by about 10%, which the researchers stated was about equal to the effect of flu vaccines. Coincidentally, 10% is the effectiveness rate of this year’s flu vaccine.

The take-home message here is that vitamin D supplementation far exceeds the flu vaccine in terms of effectiveness, and the more deficient you are, the greater its protective effects.

Aside from vitamin D and quercetin, loading up on vitamins B1 and C may go a long way toward keeping you healthy through the flu season and beyond. Influenza has also been successfully treated with high-dose vitamin C,

and vitamin C also boosts the effectiveness of quercetin. Taking zinc lozenges at the first sign of a cold or flu can also be helpful.

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Small and regional banks are being left to fend for themselves while big banks like Silicon Valley Bank are being bailed out

Image: Small and regional banks are being left to fend for themselves while big banks like Silicon Valley Bank are being bailed out

(Natural News) As the federal government scrambles and spends as much American taxpayer dollars as it can to bail out big banks like Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, small and regional banks that have been negatively affected by the fallout of their collapses are being left to fend for themselves.

Following the near-overnight bank failures of SVB and Signature, the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation made it known that depositors “will be made whole,” regardless of how much money they had in the banks, while the banks’ assets will be taken over by the federal government. Meanwhile, shareholders, unsecured debtholders and everyone else “will not be protected.” (Related: Bank collapse contagion? Customers line up to take their money out of First Republic Bank.)

“The plan, or just what’s going to unfold, is regional banks are gonna go puff,” warned financial expert Ed Dowd during an interview with Mel K on her show. “The depositors will be okay, the [bank] assets will be gobbled up by the [Big Banks] … This is gonna be another wave of consolidation of power.”

Mel K likened the coming consolidation to what happened following the 2008 Great Recession.

“After that crash, nothing happened. Nobody went to jail,” she noted. “It appears that the only thing that happened was that many, many financial institutions that were too small to save disappeared, or they were given all kinds of regulations that they couldn’t keep up [with] … it was impossible. So, it shrunk the amount of banks.”


“We’re gonna look like Canada,” warned Dowd. “Canada’s got ginormous banks that don’t have regional banks … and if you wanted to implement social credit scores and central bank digital currencies, wouldn’t it be easier if there were fewer banks?”

Small, regional banks scrambling to reassure clients they won’t collapse

Small and regional banks all over the United States are scrambling to reassure their clients and depositors that SVB and Signature Bank’s collapse won’t affect them.

“It’s just a totally different situation,” noted Alabama Credit Union President and CEO Steve Swofford in an interview. Swofford had to send emails to all of the credit union’s branches and call center supervisors to inform their customers that SVB primarily catered to the tech industry and that the majority of its deposits were uninsured. Meanwhile, the $1.6 billion-asset Alabama Credit Union’s accounts are for individuals, over 90 percent of whom are insured.

Scott Wilson, president and CEO of SeaComm Federal Credit Union, had to make a similar case to the customers of the $770 million-asset company. He noted that the credit union does not take risky investments like the bigger banks. “Consistency will go a long way to continue to instill confidence in the credit union,” he said.

“These failures involved banks that operate very differently,” noted James Anthony, president and CEO of the $1.3 billion-asset Martha’s Vineyard Bank, in a letter to clients. “Indeed, their collapse emphasizes the importance of entrusting your deposits with a bank that provides the maximum possible protections.”

These entreaties might not be enough for some regional banks, especially those with a high percentage of deposits that are uninsured. This includes banks like First Republic Bank, Comerica and Western Alliance Bancorp, which have 68 percent, 60 percent and 55 percent of deposits that are uninsured, respectively.

“There are just a lot of dirty bombs going off right now,” noted Robert Bolton, president of Iron Bay Capital, an asset management company that invests in banks. “So the small guys have to be careful even as they explain they really have no direct connection to all of this.”

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Economist: Silicon Valley Bank collapse just the “tip of the iceberg” under Biden admin's reckless economic policies

Image: Economist: Silicon Valley Bank collapse just the “tip of the iceberg” under Biden admin’s reckless economic policies

(Natural News) An economist has warned that the recent collapse of California-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was only the “tip of the iceberg” under the Biden administration’s economic policy.

Freedom Works Chief Economist Steve Moore put in his two cents on the bank’s failure during a March 13 appearance on Fox News. He warned the conservative outlet Harris Faulkner of a looming crisis that could hit the economy.

“I do think you have a lot of major banks that are in some trouble, and SVB … may just be the tip of the iceberg here,” said Moore, a former adviser to the Trump campaign. He had earlier criticized the Democratic Party – which President Joe Biden is a part of – for its spending policies.

Moore pointed his fingers to inflation alongside Washington’s excess borrowing and spending – all done under Biden’s purview – for SVB’s failure.

“It’s not because there aren’t enough bank regulators, as Biden is trying to say. It’s because of the massive inflation and the trillions and trillions of dollars of borrowing that the federal government has done,” he told Faulkner. “[This] has put our financial system in great jeopardy [and] in great peril.”

“You can’t just keep doing this month after month, year after year, borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars. And so what happened, because of the Biden spending and debt policies – not only did inflation go up but [also] interest rates.”

The economist also warned that consumer and mortgage debt amounting to trillions of dollars undermined the nation’s financial institutions. Moore mentioned the Federal Reserve’s earlier moves to raise interest rates multiple times, with more such rate hikes to come.


“That’s caused a lot of financial problems for these big banks [as] the interest rates go up.”

Woke policies also to blame for SVB’s eventual failure

One factor Moore failed to cite, however, is SVB’s pivot toward wokeism. In particular, one of its risk management heads focused on senseless programs instead of actually doing her job managing and minimizing the bank’s risk. (Related: Silicon Valley Bank didn’t have a risk assessment chief for 9 months as it focused on WOKE diversity policies.)

According to the New York Post, Jay Ersapah – who heads the financial risk management department at SVB’s United Kingdom branch – launched initiatives aimed at celebrating LGBT insanity. These initiatives included the company’s first monthlong Pride campaign and a new blog that promoted mental health awareness for LGBT youth.

Ersapah, who describes herself as a “queer person of color,” also instituted SVB’s first “safe space” for LGBT employees to share their coming-out stories. She had also served as a director for diversity role models and a mentor for migrant leaders prior to the California-based bank’s failure.

Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, minced no words in pointing out that SVB’s woke pivot led to its eventual collapse.

“I feel bad for all of these people that lost all their money in this woke bank,” he told Fox News‘ Neil Cavuto. “It’s pathetic that so many lost money that won’t get it back.”

Marcus chastised the Biden administration for encouraging the banks to be “more concerned about global warming than they do about shareholder return.” He continued: “These banks are badly run because everybody is focused on diversity and all of the woke issues. Instead of protecting the shareholders and their employees, they are more concerned about the social policies.”

The Home Depot co-founder ultimately warned that the U.S. is now in a recession, contrary to Biden’s assurances that the banking system is “safe.”

“Maybe the American people will finally wake up and understand that we’re living in very tough times, that a recession may already have started. Who knows? But it doesn’t look good.”

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Biden, regulators fail to de-escalate banking sector panic following SVB collapse

Image: Biden, regulators fail to de-escalate banking sector panic following SVB collapse

(Natural News) Neither regulators nor President Joe Biden were able to stop panic on Monday, March 13, brought about by the collapse of the state-chartered commercial bank Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

Shares of many banks came under extreme pressure with the KBW Bank Index, which tracks the performance of the two dozen largest banks across America, falling by around nine percent midday. The S&P exchange-traded fund that tracks regional banks fell by 9.25 percent.

Biden attempted to calm the markets during his Monday morning speech, claiming that “Americans can have confidence that the banking system is safe,” and that the bank regulators and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen took “immediate” action to stop contagion among small and medium-sized banks following the March 10 fall of SVB.

“They knowingly took a risk, and when the risk didn’t pay off, investors lose their money,” he said. (Related: According to Biden, “the banking system is safe” – perhaps even as safe as the vaccines.)

But ZeroHedge pointed out that Biden ignored questions about whether there would be a ripple effect and if he could explain how and why this happened. Also, a Breitbart analysis by John Carney noted that there is a clear connection between the spendthrift Biden administration policies and the current crisis.

“The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan overstimulated the economy, pushing inflation up to the fastest pace in four decades. Excess savings flooded the banking system, pumping banks like SVB full of what we now see are flight-prone supersized deposits,” Carney wrote.


Carney also cited a previously published paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) scholars from two weeks ago, establishing how excess savings fueled inflation. The piece titled “The Trickling Up of Excess Savings” by economists Adrien Auclert, Matthew Rognlie and Ludwig Straub argued that the stock of excess savings fueled inflation and it continues to fuel the bubble. It also pointed out that everyone’s spending is someone else’s income. So, when households spend stimulus payments, the money does not leave the economy, it just gets transferred.

“Stimulus checks get spent over and over again and eventually, the money stops circulating as quickly because it “trickles up” to wealthier households, who have a lower propensity to spend the additional income. But this trickling-up process takes quite a long time – about five years.

To prove that the current inflation is not brought about by corporate greed and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Carney referred to a research paper from the New York Fed, which recently found that increased demand accounts for two-thirds of inflation and fiscal stimulus were responsible for half or more of the increase in demand.

Biden blames changes made by Trump administration for the banking collapse

Biden did not only “assure” the public that everything is under control and safe in the banking sector, but he and his Democrat allies also attempted to shift the blame for the crisis onto changes made during former President Donald Trump’s administration to bank regulations, specifically the Dodd-Frank Act.

“Congress, the White House? and banking regulators should reverse the dangerous bank deregulation of the Trump era. Repealing the 2018 legislation that weakened the rules for banks like SVB must be an immediate priority for Congress,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), wrote in a New York Times opinion piece.

But according to Breitbart, the changes to Dodd-Frank made in the bipartisan legislation that passed in 2018 were rather minor as there was no evidence that they had anything to do with the SVB failure. At the time the bill was passed, Aaron Klein, the policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institute, told NBC News: “This bill enshrines Dodd-Frank into law. The core elements of Dodd-Frank, stricter regulatory scrutiny and higher financial requirements, [remain in place].”

Earlier, a White House release stated that Biden had directed Yellen and National Economic Council Director Lale Brainard to work with banking regulators to address problems at Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, saying that the group has already reached a solution that protects workers, small businesses, taxpayers and the financial system.

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Tyson Foods to close two chicken processing plants; almost 1.7K jobs affected

Image: Tyson Foods to close two chicken processing plants; almost 1.7K jobs affected

(Natural News) Meat giant Tyson Foods announced that it will close two of its facilities for processing chicken, affecting close to 1,700 jobs.

The Springfield, Arkansas-based meat processing company confirmed the closure of its two plants – one in Van Buren, Arkansas and another in Glen Allen, Virginia – to CNBC. The Van Buren facility with 969 workers and the Glen Allen facility with 692 employees will close on May 12, the company said.

“While the decision was not easy, it reflects our broader strategy to strengthen our poultry business by optimizing operations and utilizing full available capacity at each plant,” Tyson Foods said in a statement. It added that demand will be shifted to other facilities owned by the food company. Affected employees are also being assisted in finding other jobs and offered relocation assistance to other plants.

According to a February 2023 earnings call, Tyson Foods’ chicken business under-performed expectations as its operating income fell by 50 percent compared to the previous year. But the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the plant closures were just the latest in a series of shakeups in the firm.

The company earlier ousted David Bray, the president of its poultry business who had been in the position since 2021. Wes Morris, who had been Tyson Foods’ president for prepared foods before retiring in 2017, took over from Bray. Prior to his ouster, Bray had been leading an effort to revamp the company’s chicken business.

The WSJ said in its report that Tyson Foods “had struggled for years to hatch enough chicks and meet customer demand while paying more for labor to staff its plants and grain to feed its chickens.” During the 2023 earnings call, Morris said the company can do a better job of ensuring the right amount of chickens at the right locations to meet customer demand. (Related: Tyson Foods announces 30%+ price hike for beef and pork as food inflation explodes.)


Other food companies also downsizing

The unfavorable economic situation has forced many companies to cut costs, and Tyson Foods is the latest addition to that list.

Soft drink company Coca-Cola offered voluntary buyouts to its workers in North America. Meanwhile, PepsiCo cut jobs in its North American beverage units and its Frito-Lay snack division. Maryland-based spice company McCormick also joined the fray, offering buyouts and laying off workers as part of a plan to save $75 million.

Even fake meat companies are not immune, as seen in the examples of Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. According to CNBC, both companies “have cut more than a fifth of their workforces as demand wanes for their products and [they] look to conserve cash.” Meanwhile, a February piece by the National Pulse expounded on the two cultured meat companies’ woes.

Beyond Meat’s shares dropped by 75 percent in the first three quarters of 2022, forcing it to slash its workforce by almost 20 percent. The job cuts impacted 200 employees. Prior to this, the McPlant Burger – the company’s collaboration with McDonalds – did not gain ground and was discontinued.

Impossible Foods also suffered the same predicament, forcing it to lay off 20 percent of its workforce. The third round of cuts, which was first reported by Bloomberg, would affect around 140 of the company’s 700 employees. The company defended its decision to slash jobs as part of “streamlining” its business in preparation for “hyper-growth.”

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Banks are hiding at least $620 billion in losses, creating a ticking time bomb of financial disaster

Image: Banks are hiding at least $620 billion in losses, creating a ticking time bomb of financial disaster

(Natural News) The failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is just the tip of the iceberg as more than $620 billion in losses across the entire banking sector looms as a financial ticking time bomb.

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the banking sector is currently sitting on unrealized losses of well over half a trillion dollars that at some point will have to be realized – but when?

The answer right now is nobody knows, but one thing is for sure: the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department are doing everything in their power to plug all the leaks on this financial Titanic to avoid a contagion event – at least for now.

We are told that the reason for this predicament has to do with the loads of bonds and treasuries that banks bought up during times of low-interest rates. Those bonds and treasuries are now deeply underwater as Jerome Powell continues to hike interest rates in a failed attempt to quell skyrocketing inflation.

“This is because higher interest rates mean that new bonds accrue higher rates of returns for investors,” writes Ryan King for The Washington Examiner. “As a result, older bonds have comparatively lower rates of return, rendering them less desirable for investors and therefore triggering a plunge in the value of older assets.”

“A consequence of the $620 billion unrealized potential loss phenomenon is that banks may quickly find themselves with less cash on hand than their books might have suggested.”

If the Fed decides to start dropping interest rates once again in order to save the banks, then you can expect to pay $100 for a loaf of bread once hyperinflation inevitably kicks in. If the Fed keeps raising rates to save the dollar, then the corrupt banking system and all of its financial tentacles will collapse.


It is a conundrum without a solution, hence why a crash and collapse are inevitable. It is a matter of when, not if, this financial Armageddon takes shape in such a way that it is no longer deniable in everyday life.

(Related: The collapse of the American financial system is acceleratingwatch as Andy Schectman explains.)

Will the average American still be able to afford food in 2024 – assuming food is still readily available?

We are already seeing the damage of all this financial Jerry-rigging in the form of $7 cartons of eggs – if you can even find eggs – and $5 gallons of gas – let’s go, Brandon! And by this time next year, prices will likely leap even higher.

All of this could have been avoided had American politicians from the past not bowed down to the private central bank known as the Federal Reserve, which in 1913 took over the country’s money supply and started lending its Federal Reserve fiat notes to the Treasury with interest.

This is known as usury, and because it is entirely debt-based, the final endgame is a financial disaster the likes of which this world has never seen – and will never again see, once all the dust settles.

“Biden knows that to get the CBDC into America (for the executive order he already signed in April 2022), the banking system has to crash to force the people to accept it,” wrote one commenter at Natural News about how this is all happening by design.

“The CDBC system isn’t ready yet. Might still be several months to a year out, but it’s coming. SVB caught them by surprise so Biden does what all the Bidens do: Lie, Lie and Lie.”

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