Update: 1/23/2020 at 2:15 PM, Coronavirus Is ‘Mutating And Adapting’, There is A New Case in the Us of Coronavirus Reported in Washington State, CDC Says…
- 7 Chinese cities, around 23 million people, effectively under quarantine…
- Multiple cases across the world – from Scotland to Singapore and USA
- 634 Infected (according to Chinese officials), 647 including cases outside China.
- 18 Dead (following 1st death outside Wuhan)
- WHO says “not the time to declare a global health emergency”
“Make no mistake: This is an emergency in China,” Tedros said. “But it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.”
China has reported more than 500 cases of the virus since December, most of them in the city of Wuhan. At least 17 deaths are blamed on the outbreak. The virus is spreading across China, and beyond: One case has been confirmed in Japan, two in Thailand, one in South Korea and one in the U.S.
A Washington state native contracted the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. The man, in his 30s, had recently visited Wuhan and was in good condition at a local hospital, the CDC said.
The virus, which has infected more than 400 people and caused 17 deaths, arrived in Washington state this week. Here are details about the mysterious new disease.
A never-before-seen virus, detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has claimed 17 lives and infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with a pneumonia-like illness, according to China’s National Health Commission. The virus was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31 and has been under investigation since then. Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, the same family as the deadly SARS and MERS viruses.
The disease is drawing intense attention because of its similarities to the severe acute respiratory syndrome, a coronavirus that killed more than 600 people across mainland China and Hong Kong along with more than 100 other people around the world in 2002-2003.
Now that the coronavirus death toll has tripled in a day, global health officials are beginning to acknowledge the real risks, and this morning’s relief rally in stocks has mostly faded (with the Dow turning slightly red on the day).
But as morbid curiosity over the mysterious virus intensifies, and the number of declared cases and deaths surge, experts are warning that the pathogen has started to evolve and change.
To try and assuage a nervous population, Chinese health officials have said that all of those who have died from the virus had other co-occurring health issues and that the mortality rate so far is much lower than the SARs outbreak from 2003, which killed between 30% and 50% of those infected (more than 800 eventually succumbed).
And one Chinese source warned that the pattern of new cases suggest the ‘first wave’ of the virus’s spread across China has finished, and a ‘second wave’ will soon be discovered in Chengdu, Hainan, Kunming, Xiamen, and Nanning.
As Beijing scrambles to contain the virus, the city of Wuhan is starting to resemble an open-air prison, as Communist Party officials have ordered that nobody enter, or leave, the city.
As hospitals rush to prepare for an onslaught of cases, one Twitter source said they were discharging patients to make room for more coronavirus victims, forcing many onto the street.
Meanwhile, the hallways of hospitals were crowded with patients exhibiting symptoms that could be early signs of the virus.
Those same hospitals are setting up isolation tents to quarantine possibly infected patients.
A seemingly innocuous video of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visiting a hospital in Xining a few days ago has prompting some Chinese to kvetch on Chinese social media that Li’s sunny disposition wasn’t appropriate given the severity of the crisis.
中国总理李克强日前在西宁一家医院考察。网络流传的视频显示，医院工作人员欢天喜地地迎接这位国务院总理，结果惹来网民反弹，批评「不论死了多少百姓，中国发生多大灾难，他们（中国官员）都能气定神闲，笑容满面，甚至还能把丧事变成喜事」。1,08312:45 AM – Jan 22, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy617 people are talking about this
After a case was discovered in Taiwan, Taiwanese officials closed travel with Wuhan.
而台湾出现确诊个案后，总统蔡英文发布应对措施，并当机立断，暂停台湾出团前往武汉，并暂停武汉旅游团赴台。3205:02 AM – Jan 22, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy170 people are talking about this
Though much is still unknown about the SARS-related virus, the graphic below encapsulates current thinking on the virus’s origins, as well as steps individuals can take to protect against infection.
According to a report in the SCMP, the wet fish market that has been identified as ground zero for the virus. Experts believe the virus may have jumped from one of the animals sold at the shop – known as the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market – which sells exotic wild animals for human consumption.
The market was shut down last month after the outbreak began, and is now under investigation and surveillance.
One stall that was on the east side of the market caught people’s attention online. According to a menu posted by the stallholder on Dazhong Dianping, the most popular review and rating app in China, the store sold dozens of different live animals and poultry, along with the fish.
And given all these images, perhaps Goldman is right when they warn that the situation could worsen in the near term, given the lag between initial infection and the reporting of cases, as well as the intensity of travel in the coming week within and around China.
In particular, Q1 consumption growth in the region could decelerate if consumers are forced to cancel trips and forego leaving their house.
While the severity of the economic impact is unknown, whatever happens, it’s likely to be short-lived. In the SARS case and other recent outbreaks (e.g. H1N1, H7N9), the trough in activity typically occurred 1-3 months following the outbreak.
Increased public awareness, advancements in health technology, and better practices among both health professionals and government agencies may be mitigating factors, relative to prior outbreaks such as the 2003 SARS episode. However, transportation links and travel intensity within China have increased significantly during the intervening years, which could help accelerate the virus’s spread in the states.
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Update (2130ET): North Korea has temporarily closed its borders to foreign tourists, two major operators of tours to the isolated country said, in an apparent effort to seal itself off from a new virus causing global health worries.
Update (2115ET): Chinese officials have just held a press conference that was anything but the usual CDC “everything’s ok” statement. The particularly ominous warning that the virus is mutating and spreading is perhaps due to the poor handling of the SARS breakout in 2002/3 which was marked by cover-ups and official reluctance to share information.
Li Bin, vice head of China’s National Health Commission, confirmed there are 440 confirmed coronavirus cases in this new outbreak and there have been 9 deaths. Some 1,394 patients are under medical observation.
Officials also confirmed Wuhan airport will have screening equipment (and Wuhan citizens have been asked to limit travel) and a nationwide monitoring system is being put in place (one wonders if the social credit score will go down if a citizen contracts the deadly disease).
Finally, the officials said that they will disclose information in a timely and public way and are doing their best to curb the spread of the disease.
And all of this is happening as hundreds of millions prepare to travel for the New Year’s celebrations.
Long facemasks; Short rats (2020 is the year of the rat).
Update (1920ET): Just like we saw during past outbreaks of disease in China, a panicked population has bought up face-masks at such a frantic rate that several of their unscrupulous countrymen have resorted to gouging.
American brand 3M, a popular manufacturer of facemasks in China, has already sold out on its official online stores on e-commerce platforms Taobao and JD.com .
Meanwhile, guards at the Wuhan airport pointed electronic thermometers at travelers, with plans to segregate anybody showing a fever, an early symptom of the virus.
Several unscrupulous sellers who bought up masks en bulk are now managing to sell them for more than 10 times their original price. Some retailers were selling the masks for as much as 40 yuan ($7), a more than 10-fold mark-up. Users of Weibo, a Chinese social network similar to Twitter, warned anybody planning to travel to instead consider staying home, and repeatedly washing their hands.
According to certain sites that track prices of Chinese goods, the masks typically sell for 53 cents.
At one pharmacy in Shanghai, a shopkeeper named Liu Zhuzhen said more than 100 people had bought masks by noon on Tuesday. They sold out again after a re-stocking.
Update (1600ET): Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Henan, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Brisbane, Taipei –and now Washington State.
The viral pneumonia-like lung illness first discovered late last year in Wuhan, a mid-sized Chinese city in the center of the country, has Beijing’s leadership – who are already grappling with slowing economic growth and continuing trade pressure from the US – very much on edge.
It’s clear now that Beijing’s initial response to reports of a new SARS-like virus was to dissemble. After initially insisting that there was no evidence that the virus could be spread by humans, health officials have now admitted that they were “wrong”, and that human-to-human transmission is possible, meaning that there’s no telling yet just how contagious this thing really is.
It’s already spread rapidly: In just a few weeks, it’s gone from a few isolated cases in Wuhan to nearly 300 confirmed cases, not just in Greater China, but also across the Asia-Pacific region, and now in the US. The fact that the CDC has already identified the first case in Washington State suggests that this is an aggressive pathogen, and health officials are duly concerned.
It has already confounded expectations. The fact that 139 cases – roughly half the total number reported – were only just identified over the weekend is especially unnerving because now infected hosts have had time to scatter back to wherever they’re from, potentially spreading the virus across the planet.
Deadly coronavirus might already be in the UK, Heathrow passengers to be isolated
The deadly coronavirus which has already killed 17 people in China might already be in the UK, leading to the commencement of an isolation program for passengers flying into London from the Asian country.
The health threat level of coronavirus has been raised by UK health experts who likened it to the global Spanish Flu pandemic which killed over 50 million people in 1918.
Professor Neil Ferguson, an expert in mathematical biology at Imperial College London told newsmen today January 22 that 10,000 people could have already been infected by the new strain which is as deadly as the “Spanish flu epidemic”. He added that it is possible the UK might already have a victim of the deadly virus which humans have no immunity against.
‘There appear to be what are called “super-spreading” events which are events where one person can infect many others, which is similar to what we [saw] from the MERS and SARS coronaviruses.
‘Based on the numbers we’ve seen with onset dates up to 18th January we’ve updated our estimate of the number of cases in Wuhan to about 4,000 with an uncertainty range of 1,000 to 9,700.
‘All the reports I’ve read from within China, particularly Wuhan City but also other cities, [say] hospitals are now overwhelmed with suspect cases.
‘The authorities there are trying to scale up the response as fast as possible but it is an extremely demanding situation.
‘I think we will see a lot more information in the coming days and weeks and I suspect case numbers will continue to increase rapidly.’
UK’s Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps also announced a drastic measure to be taken to contain a possible case of the disease in the country. Speaking to newsmen at Heathrow Airport, he said;
‘We want to stay ahead of the issue so we are keeping a very close eye on it’.
Also speaking at a press conference today, Dr. Nick Phin, Public Health England deputy director said;
“This is a new and rapidly evolving situation where information on cases and the virus is being gathered and assessed daily.
“Based on the available evidence, the current risk to the UK is considered low.
“We are working with the WHO and other international partners, have issued advice to the NHS and are keeping the situation under constant review.
“If you are traveling to Wuhan, you should maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene and should avoid visiting animal and bird markets or people who are ill with respiratory symptoms.
“Individuals should seek medical attention if they develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days of visiting Wuhan, either in China or on their return to the UK.
“They should phone ahead before attending any health services and mention their recent travel to the city.”
It is expected that enhanced monitoring will be put in place for all direct flights from Wuhan to the UK, of which there are three each week that go straight into Heathrow. In an isolated area of Terminal 4 where each flight will land, the captain of the plane will tell passengers to tell a flight attendant if they feel unwell.
Though there are no plans to introduce blanket temperature screening of all passengers, it was however learned that the information passengers give out will be passed on to public health teams at the airport who will meet the aircraft when it lands and carry out further checks.
The United States has also recorded its first case of the deadly illness which started in a market in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It was gathered that a patient who recently traveled to Wuhan was hospitalized in the United States last week for pneumonia.
There are also reported cases in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Scientists are currently working on a vaccine to stop the spread of the disease but it could be more than a year before it’s available.
The new coronavirus which is yet to be named causes cold-like symptoms including a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and a fever.
Chinese authorities confirmed 17 deaths today. The country’s National Health Commission said official cases soared by more than 100 in the last 24 hours, reaching 440.
In the heavenly vision, John sees “four living creatures” around the throne, praising God day and night. [Rev 4:6-8] We know from Isaiah 6:1-2 that these creatures are Seraphim (or Seraphs, both are correct plurals for Seraph). In Rev 6:1-8, we watch Jesus break open the first four Seals and the four Seraphim call out the Four Horses of the Apocalypse.
Now, watch what happens when I link up my speculations about the first four Letters with the four Seraphim and the first four Seals.
Letter: Ephesus. Seraph: Lion. Seal: White, Bow, Crown, Victorious.
Letter: Smyrna. Seraph: Calf. Seal: Red, Sword.
Letter: Pergamum. Seraph: Human Face. Seal: Black, Scale, Famine.
Letter: Thyatira. Seraph: Eagle in Flight. Seal: Pale Green, Death and Hades.
I looked at a number of Pale Horse paintings that depicted Death and Hades in various frightening forms, but the one I found the most creepy was the one above, where we can’t see the enemy.
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.”
I have been in contact with some Virginians, to say they are fed up with the elected officials is an understatement, they have informed me that they will take no more from the governor, or any of his under links that insist on violating their God-given right to protect their families, their homes and their God-given right to pursue happiness. These Virginians mean business, I expect all hell will break loose Monday. Apparently the elected officials don’t understand the people of that great state. Virginians are completely aware of what the Un-godly elected officials are trying to do, they know if they take the guns, next they’ll be telling them what to eat, where to work, and the God they can worship, it’s called tyranny, it’s called hell on earth- tribulations is unfolding before our eyes, the question is what will mankind do in those circumstances, I can tell you the Virginia folks intent to resist this ungodly, unlawful move on their lives.
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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