The true number of coronavirus cases at the epicenter of the outbreak could be 10 times higher than what Chinese officials have reported, according to new research…
As of Friday, the number of cases of the coronavirus has officially reached at least 9,800, with 213 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and Chinese data. Hong Kong-based outside researchers estimated in an analysis released Friday, however, that the actual number of people infected in Wuhan could actually be about 75,815.
“Given that 2019-nCoV is no longer contained within Wuhan, other major Chinese cities are probably sustaining localized outbreaks,” researchers reported in the Lancet, a major medical journal. “Large cities overseas with close transport links to China could also become outbreak epicenters.”
The researchers arrived at the figure by analyzing the numbers of inbound and outbound flights at Wuhan’s international airport, taking into consideration the period of time in which the outbreak has been at its height. They looked at the number of cases that had shown up in cities outside of mainland China as a baseline and then measured how many people had flown into Wuhan before symptom onset, taking into consideration how quickly the virus is believed to spread.
Coronavirus claimed nearly 100 lives on Sunday, making it the deadliest day ever since the virus struck Wuhan in China in December 2019. The death toll in mainland China increased by 97, taking the total number of globar fatalities to 910. While an additional 3,062 cases were also reported on Sunday alone in the country, a 15 percent increase compared to Saturday’s numbers.
The surge in the number of deaths and infections has quashed hopes by experts who believed China’s drastic quarantine measures might work in stemming the spread. The rise in the death toll comes at a time when millions of people in the country return to work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
The city of Guangzhou resumed its normal public transport on Monday while roads in Beijing and Shanghai had significantly more traffic compared to recent days. The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, however, said that at least 60 percent of its member companies were planning to implement mandatory work-from-home policies to curb the virus spread.
Tens of millions of people Hubei province did not return to work considering the province is at the center of the deadly outbreak and continues to remain under lockdown, according to the Daily Mail.
China, in a month, has built two hospitals to treat virus affected patients in Wuhan and sent thousands of medical professionals and healthcare workers to the city to manage the crisis.
China released a statement on Monday announcing that at least 27 foreigners had been infected with the virus in the country, including two who had succumbed to it. Two other coronavirus patients died outside mainland China, one in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.
Over 360 cases of the virus have also been confirmed outside China, bringing the total number of infections to over 40,000.
The virus fatality toll, over the weekend, passed the 2002-03 SARS outbreak toll, when 774 people died in an outbreak which also originated in China. The number of people infected by the SARS virus was 8,098.
Just one day earlier, upon announcing that the coronavirus constituted a public health emergency of international concern, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he still has total confidence in the Chinese government to control the virus.
“We would have seen many more cases outside China by now, and probably deaths, if it were not for the government’s efforts, and the progress they have made to protect their own people and the people of the world,” Tedros said Thursday.
The researchers in Friday’s report did not say outright that the Chinese government has downplayed the severity of transmission rates. However, they call into question whether efforts taken globally to mitigate further spreading of the virus are effective. In fact, they call the impact of quarantining Wuhan on transmission rates “negligible” because cases outside of Wuhan had already surpassed 800.
“Given that Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen together accounted for more than 50% of all outbound international air travel in mainland China, other countries would likely be at risk of experiencing 2019-nCoV epidemics during the first half of 2020,” they wrote.
Other nations have undertaken measures to keep the virus outside of their borders. For instance, the U.S. State Department issued a warning Thursday to avoid travel to China altogether.
Russia has closed its border with China and blocked Chinese tour groups from entering the country, Japan has initiated airlifts to get its citizens out of Wuhan, and Indian airlines have canceled many flights to China.
Tedros and the WHO emergency committee discouraged foreign governments from issuing travel restrictions and other preventative measures, including turning people away at their borders and refusing visas.
“There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade,” Tedros said Thursday.
In addition to reporting that placing such restrictions on travel to Wuhan is ineffective, researchers wrote in the Lancet that the spread of the virus is likely to continue, given the rise in person-to-person transmission cases.
“As such, given the substantial volume of case importation from Wuhan, local epidemics are probably already growing exponentially in multiple major Chinese cities,” they said.
As Virus Death Toll Tops 900 And 40,000 Confirmed Cases…
- Virus death toll hits 902, vastly surpassing all of SARS (813) in only three weeks
- The number of global confirmed cases hits 40,553 in China (40,171) and offshore (382)
- WHO Director-General warns “we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg”
- Exiled Chinese billionaire says true death toll closer to 50k, 1.5 million infected
- New cases confirmed in the UK, Spain, Singapore
- Passengers aboard ‘Diamond Princess’ warn authorities aren’t doing enough to protect them – and others
- Officials in Shenzen say they won’t block Foxconn factory reopening
- Cruise ship quarantined in Hong Kong allowed leaving after 4 days
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Update (1900ET): The latest official “numbers” from China’s National Health Commission are out and they confirm that after a modest slowdown in the past few days, the number of new cases has once again rebounded.
And, as has been the case for the past weeks, the number of cases remains within spitting distance of 3,000, rising from yesterday’s 2,652 to 2,973, however, this number is largely irrelevant: as Dr. Scott Gottlieb the increase in the number of confirmed cases is likely a function of China’s “testing reporting capacity”, which is roughly 3,000 per day. This means that every suspected case eventually becomes a confirmed case, and only logistics limit how many new cases are actually being added any given day. As such, any change in the number of new cases is not only irrelevant but misleading for all those who actually trade on this as an indicator of whether the Coronavirus has peaked.
As for the now utterly meaningless death rate, one only wonders what goal seek model China is using to keep the death rate within +/- 0.1% of 2.1% for the past two weeks.
And here we get into the part where China openly fabricates numbers. First, as discussed several days ago, the number of people receiving medical attention unexpectedly peaked at just under 190,000 after increasing by about 15,000-20,000 daily until then, in a truly mysterious “kink” on the chart below.
And finally, in the latest entrant to the “goal seemed” race, we have the number of suspects coronavirus cases, which after rising consistently by about 1,000-2,000 for the past two weeks, suddenly collapsed by over 5,000 overnight, resulting in a sharp drop in the total number of suspects cases from 28,942 to 23,589. On the surface this would be great, the only problem is that this violates virtually every aspect of viral epidemiology and if anything only confirms how aggressively China is now fudging the data.
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Update (1725ET): China’s Hubei Province reports 2,618 additional Coronavirus cases overnight with a stunning 91 new Coronavirus deaths – the biggest daily jump yet.
This pushes the officially-reported “confirmed cases” to 29,631 as China’s official death toll rises to at least 902.
While that is bad enough, the WHO Director-General warned ominously…
There’ve been some concerning instances of onward #2019nCoV spread from people with no travel history too. The detection of a small number of cases may indicate more widespread transmission in other countries; in short, we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg.2874:08 PM – Feb 9, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy339 people are talking about this
Which is all the more shocking given his – until now – stunning lack of fear or demands for containment of the deadly virus!
Google, No More Electronic Prison: You will see many changes on HNewsWire, one of those changes will be to eliminate Google Ads, the other difference, HNewsWire will NOT post videos on YouTube, it is no longer a question about overreach by the un-godly big tech tyrants. There is no question Big Tech can and will persecute any opposing opinion, they will demoralize, sideline truth seekers and those that speak the truth. The People’s Blood is on big tech and mainstream media’s hands. Censorship has NOT worked for thousands of years, their evil tactics will not work now, history proves me right, so we watch the drama play out between good (GOD) and evil ( Big Tech MSM ), God has never failed his people, and God will not fail this time…
In order for sin to work, there has to be a “suppression of the truth.”
The World leaders Are Having Trouble With The Truth, and The World Has been “Quarantined” Tribulation Is Here…
Question — Why Are These High-Tech Conglomerates Afraid of the Truth? The answer, Because They Know the American People Have Become Lazy, Like Sheep They Need a Leader and They Chose High-Tech, It Will Be the Downfall of This Country Unless the People Change Course or the Mindset of These High-Tech Elitists stop suppressing the truth. If the people don’t wake-up, they will begin to live in the worst nightmare of their lives, “Lost Social Media Reality”…
Asked about the virus while traveling abroad last week, Trump said: “We have it totally under control”. In a separate Twitter posting, he offered reassurance but scant detail for his confidence.
By Associated Press Updated On: 05:53 PST, Jan 31, 2020
Yes, are we seeing a slowdown in new virus cases reported this morning. We now have 31,481, which does show a day-to-day decline away from an exponential rate of growth if accurate. Yet for those market participants merrily saying this is “just the flu” (there are some) we also have 4,824, 15% of the total, in critical condition and 638 deaths. Further, one arguably cannot measure the death-rate of any virus against the number of currently sick people: you surely measure it against those who eventually recover vs. those who don’t. Given we have 1,563 who have recovered vs. 638 dead (and 4,824 critical) that is a worrying ratio of 29% dead as an end-outcome, which is right up there with the MERS virus from a few years ago – although, yes, there is real reason for us all to hope that number will decline sharply as milder cases will be fully curable. But the simple flu this is not.
WASHINGTON: Wuhan coronavirus: Donald Trump says deadly outbreak ‘very well under control’ as WHO declares a global emergency. President Donald Trump regaled a friendly New Jersey campaign crowd with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more.
But he was conspicuously quiet on January 28 about one big issue keeping much of the globe on pins and needles: the spread of a deadly new type of coronavirus. It has killed more than 170 people in China, sickened thousands more there and led to a handful of confirmed cases in the US, including the first US case of person-to-person transmission reported on by health officials. The State Department on January 30 advised all US citizens against traveling to China.
Trump, a self-described germaphobe, generally has discussed the virus in broad terms, but he offered some of his most extensive comments on the issue to date during an appearance on January 30 at a Michigan manufacturing plant. “Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as some people think it could be, but we’re working very closely with them (Chinese) and with a lot of other people and a lot of other countries, he said. “We think we have it very well under control.”
The Birth Pains Are Growing Stronger….
One of the signs of ruling class collapse is when they can no longer enforce the rules that maintain them as a ruling class. When the Romans started making exceptions to republican governance, it was a matter of time before someone simply decided the rules no longer applied to them. Perhaps the robot historians will consider Obama our Marius or Sulla. Maybe that person is in the near future. Either way, the rule of law is over and what comes next is the rule of men.
“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” as in Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces)
Our government has been overthrown. As evidenced by Trump’s capitulation on the border, his recent servitude to the GMO industry and his acquiescence to the warmongers, our President has been compromised. Our liberties are being eliminated one by one. Gun confiscation is next. The Constitution is gasping its last breaths. Our borders are destroyed and our culture has been turned upside down by every perversion known to man.
The watchman does not confuse truth with consensus. The Watchman does not confuse God’s word with the word of those who happen to hold power at present, or with the opinion of the majority. This is because powerholders and the majority can fall victim to a lying spirit-and this means a power that actually seizes the majority of experts, the political leadership, and the public.
Everything is right on schedule and, now, the time is come to remove one of the final obstacles standing in the way of a New World Order: The United States Constitution – even if, over the course of many decades, it has already been greatly diminished by the B.E.A.S.T. system; or, more specifically, Bullshit Emerging As Strategic Totalitarianism (B.E.A.S.T.).
They are tolerant of everything except dissenting values and opinions — meaning, of course, they are tolerant of nothing that matters, only themselves.”
Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear. (I Am Apolitical) While I Have a General Distaste for Electric Cars and Politicians No Matter the Party They Belong To, I Am Unashamedly Politically a Bible Believing Conservative Christian. I Have a Severe Distrust of Government. I Believe It Is the Most Inefficient and Ineffective Way to Accomplish Most Things. While I Strongly Disagree with Liberals/Progressives and Conservative on Most Political Issues, and While I Believe Liberals/Progressives and Most Politicians Are Misguided and Naive About What Big Government Will Eventually Result In, I Strive to Not Question Their Motives. At the Same Time, I Find Myself in Agreement with Conservative on Some Issues, and I Do Not Believe Electing Republicans Is the Answer to Everything. Sadly, the Main Difference Between Republicans and Democrats Is How Quickly They Want to Drive the Car Towards the Cliff. Put, I Do Not Believe the Government Is the Solution for Everything. I Do Not Place Any Faith, Trust, or Hope in Any Politicians to Fix What Is Wrong with the World. “Come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20) SRH…
The Watchman does not confuse truth with consensus. The watchman does not confuse God’s word with the word of those who happen to hold power at present, or with the opinion of the majority. This is because powerholders and the majority can fall victim to a lying spirit-and; this means a power that seizes the majority of experts, the political leadership, and the public.StevieRay Hansen
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