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2nd Coronavirus Case Confirmed In San Diego As China Sends 2,600 Army “Medical Staff” To Wuhan
- China’s Hubei province admits a massive spike in virus cases and deaths (14,840 additional cases and 242 additional deaths)
- CDC confirms the second case in San Diego
- The Sun reports the first case confirmed in London, bringing UK total to 9
- China Grand Prix canceled
- Couple onboard ‘Diamond Princess’ tell CNBC situation is “frankly terrifying”.
- AFP publishes report exposing worsening shortages of food and supplies in Wuhan
- Cruise ship rejected by four countries allowed to dock in Cambodia
- Rumors of 10k in Wuhan not included in the official count of cases
- NYT follows WSJ in exploring problems with Chinese testing kits
- Global Times says the US should restart travel to China
- US officials complain about China still denying American help
- First, ship-to-shore infection occurs in Japan from ‘Diamond Princess’
- State Department lets non-essential personnel and their families leave Hong Kong because of the outbreak
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Update (2050ET): Here comes martial law with Chinese characteristics. Moments ago, Bloomberg reported that China is sending 2,600 medical staff from the military to Wuhan, two weeks after it first deployed 450 “military medical staff” to Wuhan just as the pandemic was starting to spread.
It wasn’t quite clear just what “medical staff from military” means, but what is clear is that nearly 3,000 military personnel are going to Wuhan to make sure that there are no more incidents, like someone leaking another deadly pandemic from China’s only Level 4 biohazard lab, which just happens to be in Wuhan. That, or someone actually escaping alive from the quarantine zone for 11 million people.
Update (1950ET): CDC officials confirmed to a local TV station that a second case of the virus has been confirmed in San Diego, bringing the total in the US to 14.
SAN DIEGO — A second person quarantined at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the United States to 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday.
The patient arrived on a flight to MCAS Miramar on Feb. 7, according to the CDC.
“This is the second person at this base who has tested positive for COVID-19,” Kristen Nordlund with CDC said in a statement.
The first patient at the base who tested positive arrived at the air station on Feb. 5.
“The first and second patients arrived on different planes and were housed in separate facilities; there were no epidemologic links between them.”
It appears the only base where patients are currently quarantined in California is MCAS Miramar.
The two cases were not housed together and were on different evacuation flights. That suggests that more cases are highly likely as one case likely didn’t infect the other.
China’s NHC hasn’t released the nation-wide virus numbers yet, which is mildly suspicious, according to BNO. They’re already more than an hour late. Guess it’s taking a little longer tonight to massage the numbers.
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Update (1855ET): Hubei just released its latest round of coronavirus outbreak figures, and in a clear confirmation of the ‘conspiracy theory’ that China had altered the way it was reporting Covid-19 deaths and cases – clearly in order to suggest that things were improving and you should go back to work, while ideally buying stocks, the province at the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic just came clean and the numbers are stunning.
The number of cases exploded by 14,840, resulting in a total of 48,206 cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases:
What happened? Recall that on Monday we published “This Is How China Is Rigging The Number Of Coronavirus Infections” in which we explained that China on Feb 7 moved the goalposts by changing the definition of the term “infection” and that “going forward patients who tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms will no longer be regarded as confirmed.“
Well, it appears that a few days later, China changed its mind and has reverted to the original definition of “infection” while also including “clinical diagnosis” to determine if a new infection had taken place. This is how Hubei explained the change:.
With the deepening of understanding of new coronavirus pneumonia and the accumulation of experience in diagnosis and treatment, in view of the characteristics of the epidemic in Hubei Province, the General Office of the National Health and Health Commission and the Office of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine issued the “Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for New Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia (Trial (Version) “adds” clinical diagnosis “to the case diagnosis classification in Hubei Province, so that patients can receive standardized treatment according to confirmed cases as early as possible to further improve the success rate of treatment.
According to the plan, Hubei Province has recently conducted investigations on suspected cases and revised the diagnosis results, and newly diagnosed patients were diagnosed according to the new diagnosis classification. In order to be consistent with the classification of case diagnosis issued by other provinces across the country, starting today, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases for publication.
Of course, the real reason for the original change as noted above was to give the impression that China was succeeding in containing the infection, which helped boost stocks – both in China and globally – sharply higher, and in the case of the S&P, to new all-time highs.
And while China can now claim it wants a more comprehensive definition of “infection” because it is suddenly so concerned about all those people it ordered to go back to work on Monday (with new cases now emerging in people’s workplaces forcing an immediate quarantine of all workers and co-workers), it somehow also changed the definition of “death”, because at the same time as the explosion in new cases, which clearly indicates that the pandemic is now clearly out of control, the number of reported deaths in Hubei alone spiked by 242 to 1,310 (we are still waiting for the official number of deaths across all of China which will likely add quite a few more cases to the Hubei total).
In kneejerk reaction to the shocking surge in both new cases and deaths, Dow futures immediately plunged…
And yuan is tumbling…
Who could have seen that coming? The stock market wanted so badly to believe the Chinese data… bonds and commodities knew better.
But of course, smart traders who were paying attention yesterday might have been able to deduce that something was up. Beijing dismissed some of the top health officials in Wuhan and Hubei earlier this week, and last week it administered administrative punishments to hundreds of lower-level bureaucrats.
They have already been set up to take the fall for President Xi and his inner circle. Let the scapegoating begin.
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Update (1515ET): What are they hiding? Well, isn’t it obvious?
Yesterday, Dr. Tedros revealed at a WHO press conference that China had finally agreed to allow a team of international experts to study the outbreak on the mainland. This ended weeks of Beijing steadfastly refusing any international aid as more than a thousand people died in Hubei’s overwhelmed hospitals.
Now, US health officials are complaining that Beijing is still blocking them from visiting China by refusing to allow Americans to join the WHO team traveling to China. US officials affirmed Wednesday afternoon in New York that they still hadn’t been given a reason for the refusal, and we strongly doubt one will be offered. After all, the Politburo certainly isn’t in the habit of explaining its decisions.
In the US, the CDC warned during a press conference too early to know if warm spring weather will slow or stop the coronavirus outbreak, as it usually is enough to bring the annual North American flu season to an end.
Contradicting President Trump, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Wednesday that she hopes “it will go down as the weather warms up, but it’s premature to assume that.”
The CDC also revealed earlier that some of the test kits it had distributed to state health officials might be defective, amid broader scrutiny of the tests that have so often failed to detect the virus in infected patients.
On Monday, Trump once again said from the White House that “heat” would kill the virus. President Trump promised China any help it needs weeks ago, and the CDC has repeatedly offered to send doctors and nurses, but China has repeatedly refused.
In other news, Treasury Secretary Steven Muchin said during a Wednesday interview that the virus outbreak would likely slow implementation of the US-China trade deal, the latest warning about the viability of the pact. We still need three to four more weeks of data from the outbreak to really begin to understand what the impact will be, Mnuchin added.
After a senior regime economist assured the Chinese public that the hit to economic growth as a result of the virus would be minimal, President Xi and the Communist Party’s senior leaders have ordered local officials to accelerate the reopening of China’s economy, including ordering local factories and offices back to work.
Earlier, President Xi and the leadership announced a slate of monetary and fiscal policy measures to support the Chinese economy, including tax cuts and yet more monetary easing.
But as markets found some degree of comfort in today’s news out of China (despite looming doubts about Beijing’s ability to contain the outbreak and whether the numbers released by the regime are legitimate), the ‘Diamond Princess’, a cruise ship quarantined at a port in Yokohama, has become the site of the first confirmed ship-to-shore transmission, as a Japanese government official who boarded the ship to survey the situation has been diagnosed with the virus, according to the New York Times. That brings the number of coronavirus cases stemming from the ship to 176.
In Hong Kong, the US State Department is allowing all nonemergency consulate employees and their families to leave because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Not long after China’s top officials pledged to stabilize the Chinese economy and restore the world’s confidence in the Middle Kingdom, WSJ reports that a survey of economists found 83% believe the outbreak will hurt Q1 growth in the US, where only 13 cases have been identified.
“The negative demand shock from coronavirus is significant,” said Constance Hunter, chief economist at KPMG. China’s GDP will be impacted significantly and this will show up in everything from commodity prices to demand for global goods and services,” she said.
Not to worry, though. We’re sure that the patriotic socialist values of the Chinese people (or perhaps some badly goal seemed economic data) will come through in a pinch to save the Chinese economy from a house of cards style liquidity crisis.
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Update (1325ET): As Twitter digests reports of the first confirmed case in London, adding to Wednesday’s torrent of coronavirus outbreak-related news, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is speaking from Lausanne, delivering the WHO’s latest update on the outbreak, briefings that have become a daily occurrence.
Sounding uncharacteristically pessimistic, Dr. Tedros warned that the outbreak could still go in any direction, suggesting that Beijing’s heroic efforts aren’t really the “model for emerging nations”, as he once described it.
In other news, Global Times editor Hu Xijin, a longtime mouthpiece for the Communist regime on Twitter, also took the next step in Beijing’s carefully crafted narrative (which CNBC’s Eunice Yoon unravels in a string of tweets included below): He demanded that Western airlines reopen travel to China.
This comes as a senior economist for the regime said Wednesday that China can still hit its growth targets for 2020 and that the outbreak would likely be only a temporary bump.
New infection cases outside of Hubei have dropped for 8 consecutive days. In Beijing with more than 21 million population, the daily new case of infection is around 10 recently. It is now time for the US and other countries to actively consider resuming flights to China.33612:16 PM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy464 people are talking about this
As evidence, Hu cites a drop in new cases outside Hubei, ignoring all the other frightening stats that his own regime has voluntarily shared with the press.
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Update (1310ET): After a relatively slow day for coronavirus news, the Murdoch-owned UK tabloid the Sun reported Wednesday afternoon that the first coronavirus case has been confirmed in London.
The infected individual is a Chinese national. The paper said officials will now be scrambling to trace his steps and find and test everybody whom he came in contact with.
The news comes as 12 Sussex schools have been placed on infection alert as some teachers and students have been asked to quarantine themselves.
The paper is citing a source as a city hall.
BBC reports all 83 people who were being held in quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral have tested negative.
This case in London is the UK’s ninth.
The news hits just as the WHO is beginning its latest press update at its headquarters in Switzerland.
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Update (0955ET): CNBC’s Eunice Yoon, one of the most reliable western journalists covering the coronavirus outbreak from Beijing, just perfectly summed up the current state of things in China, as the regime projects a message of optimism to appease markets and investors…while many remain skeptical of China’s numbers.
#China reports the lowest # new #COVID19 cases since late-Jan. Health off’ ls say a drop in new confirmed cases from 3,887 on Feb 4 to 2,015 Feb 11 “positive changes”. The drop seems to support prediction by gov’t epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan outbreak to peak late-Feb, maybe over by April.5018:16 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy289 people are talking about this
Upbeat remarks coincide with a slight change in the attitude of government priorities. #China now describes local requirements on factories as “inappropriate”, “inconsistent” for “orderly” reopening. Gov’t economist says China can hit the goal to double GDP by 2020 with 5.7% annual growth.368:28 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy23 people are talking about this
State TV reports President Xi chaired a cabinet meeting on #virus prevention. #China to implement prudent yet flexible monetary policy; roll out targeted tax, fee cuts; boost investment projects; lower loan rates to firms; push factories to resume work; vows to avoid mass layoffs.298:36 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy21 people are talking about this
Leaders reveal their concerns about econ damage. Online people happy about the drop in cases hope outbreaks to peak soon. Others skeptical about numbers, want more evidence virus squashed. (My read: so it could take more time for people to shop, see movies, go back to normal life.)368:46 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy33 people are talking about this
Late last night, Reuters reported on remarks from an influential economist at a top regime-controlled think tank. Cai Fang, the vice head of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, insisted in a column published in the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s main newspaper, that the impact of the virus-inspired lockdown would be a “one-off”, and that China’s economy will quickly recover and meet the government’s growth goals for the year.
Everybody knows China’s economic data are ruthlessly goal seemed, so we suspect that these remarks will prove a self-fulfilling prophecy.
And don’t forget – as Reuters reminds us – this year is critical for the Communist Party to fulfill its goal of doubling GDP in the ten years to 2020. They’re just about on track, but a pullback now could ruin the whole enterprise and make them look weak. This is why we suspect the data will be as doctored as it can reasonably be without it being immediately dismissed as unreliable.
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Update (0824ET): At this point, some of the world’s most prestigious media organizations, including WSJ and NYT, have reported that health officials are probably undercounting the number of coronavirus cases in Wuhan.
After WSJ spotlighted the issue in a story published online last night recounting how officials turned away seriously ill patients who failed to pass swab tests, the NYT followed up this morning with a piece about Beijing’s efforts to speed up testing.
Dr. Zhang Xiaochun, who works in a hospital in Wuhan, was in dismay. Her patient had been running a fever for nine days, and a CT scan showed signs of pneumonia — symptoms of the new coronavirus sweeping across the central Chinese city.
But a test to confirm the diagnosis would take at least two days. To Dr. Zhang, that meant a delay in isolating her patient — and getting potentially lifesaving treatment.
This past week, Dr. Zhang started a social media campaign with an urgent call to simplify screening for the new coronavirus. It was an unusually public effort that quickly found support among public health experts and the government as China grapples with one of the deadliest epidemics in its recent history.
“The purpose is to isolate and treat quickly,” Dr. Zhang said in a telephone interview. “It amounts to extraordinary measures taken in extraordinary times.”
To fix the issue, Chinese health officials are trying to increase the supply of nucleic acid coronavirus tests, which they believe to be more reliable than swap tests, which often don’t go deep enough into a patient’s chest to find evidence of the virus.
A major bottleneck has been a shortage of nucleic acid testing kits used to confirm the presence of the coronavirus. So Dr. Zhang proposed that doctors could first use CT scans to detect pneumonia and quickly isolate and treat patients who have it.
CT scans are convenient and can produce immediate results, Dr. Zhang said. Experts say people infected with the coronavirus would be likely to have lesions in both lungs.
Following a week of Chinese police rounding up anyone suspected to be infected and locking them away in an official quarantine, the rumors are that there are 10,000 cases in Wuhan who have been clinically diagnosed via CAT scans of their chest (as we explained earlier, swab tests being used in viral tests are notoriously unreliable), but haven’t been included in the official statistics, as twitter user @fxmacro reminds us.
Numbers have peaked but don’t be surprised to see an uptick over the next week because there are 10k clinically diagnosed via cat scans but not counted as confirmed in Hubei … with another 10k still awaiting testing the rest of China is well on its way to recovery257:05 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee FxMacro’s other Tweets
Even the WHO has warned that we’re only seeing “the tip of the iceberg.”
It’s definitely something worth thinking about.
The number of cases and deaths hasn’t changed since Tuesday night in the US, with the number of confirmed cases around the world topping 45,000, with 44,653 of those in mainland China, according to the SCMP.
We leave you with this clip shared by reporter Jennifer Zeng of hazmat-suit-wearing workers loading bodies into a van…horrifying scenes that have become common in Wuhan.
A child screaming while shouting:” Mom! So many bodies in the van! So many!” Mom says:” Yes, I saw it.” One of the many scenes in #China during #CoronavirusOutbreak #coronavirus #COVID19 “妈妈，车里面好多尸体！” #武汉肺炎 #新冠肺炎 #新型冠状病毒8217:43 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy725 people are talking about this
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Stock markets across the globe are back on the front foot Wednesday morning after officials in Hubei reported a lower number of confirmed cases, and a lower number of deaths, in their morning update, inspiring optimism that the “People’s War” – as President Xi put it – against Covid-19 can be won.
Interestingly enough, while the market felt satisfied that Chinese health authorities are finally getting a handle on the virus now that Beijing and Shanghai have joined the ranks of cities suffering ‘partial lockdowns’, most of the major newsflow concerning the outbreak shifted to Britain, where a ‘super spreader’ who picked up the virus in Singapore has apparently wreaked havoc on the country’s national health system, has infected at least two medical personnel.
Officials at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex confirmed late Tuesday that a member of their hospital staff was among the eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK announced earlier this week. The Worthing staff member is different from a locum doctor working in Brighton who is also among the eight confirmed cases.
Yesterday, it was reported that two prisoners at HMP Bullingdon – including one who was recently extradited from Thailand – are being tested for the virus and being held in isolation. They are both reported to be suffering from flu-like symptoms.
As of Tuesday evening, a total of 1,358 people have been tested for coronavirus in the UK, of which 1,350 were confirmed negative and eight positives, the Department of Health said. But as the WSJ reminded us last night, virus tests are often inaccurate and can even rule outpatients who are obviously suffering from symptoms of viral pneumonia.
The health-care worker at Worthing went on to treat “a small number” of patients over two days before he was pulled into a quarantine.
As Worthing hospital posted signs calling for patients to immediately report any mysterious flu-like symptoms, the seventh Brighton and Hove schools issued warnings to parents about the coronavirus outbreak on the south coast, prompting some to keep their children home. Two families with children at Carden Primary School have been told to isolate in place.
The Guardian also reported some details about the British man and alleged druggie who was expatriated back from Thailand and may have carried the virus with him.
The 31-year-old man’s name is Mark Rumble, who was flown back to the UK on Jan. 27. He was arrested in Pattaya, Thailand, last November
In other news, CNBC conducted an interview with a couple stuck aboard the Diamond Princess, two of more than two dozen Americans stuck on board the ship. The couple said the experience of watching people get carted off the ship day today has been “frankly terrifying”, and they questioned why authorities have been evacuating healthy people in recent days.
“They say [Feb. 19] – if we’re healthy on that date we can go. They say we’re all safest here quarantining in place. If that’s true, then why are they offloading buses of people who they don’t want to get sick? We’ve had 100 new cases since the quarantine started. This is not making sense.”
Will they ever go on another cruise? “It’ll be a while.”
The couple added that they had found a hospital in Fla. that would take them under quarantine conditions, and aren’t sure why they need to stay here on a cruise ship moored in Japan if they haven’t tested positive for the virus.
Since being quarantined eight days ago, 136 passengers and crew aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ have been found to have contracted the virus, making it the center of the largest outbreak outside mainland China.
In Wuhan, intensifying supply shortages of food, medicine, fuel, and other critical supplies are beginning to weigh on the local population, who have been trapped in place for more than two weeks, according to an Epoch Times reporter.
Supermarket in #wuhan running out of supplies, people lining up to buy, some starting to steal, one of the many scenes in #China during #CoronavirusOutbreak #COVID19 https://twitter.com/hk_epochtimes/status/1227488352347283457 …香港大紀元@HK_EpochTimes彈盡糧絕！ #武漢 買菜排長龍 有人開始偷菜#武漢肺炎 （新冠肺炎）疫情持續擴散，中國各地封城、封路，運輸中斷，疫情嚴重的湖北等地生活物資匱乏，武漢居民買菜排成長龍，有人甚至開始偷農民地裏的菜。
全文：https://buff.ly/31SBWoj #coronavirus #wuhan1471:41 AM – Feb 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy145 people are talking about this
A brave team of AFP reporters who have been documenting the effort to combat the virus on the frontlines of the outbreak published a sweeping report on Tuesday exposing how truly isolated Wuhan had become.
Racing fans received some disappointing news last night when it was reported that the Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be postponed because of the outbreak. The Formula-1 race was scheduled to be held in Shanghai on April 19.
In other news, Indonesia has rejected expert’s suspicions that health officials might be hiding instances of viral infection. In Russia, two Chinese who were found to be infected and quarantined in Siberia last month have recovered, and been released. Both had ‘mild’ forms of the virus. Russia has closed its border with China and North Korea because of the outbreak and suspended
Last night, we reported that the death toll from the virus had climbed above 1,000 as Hubei reported another 94 deaths.
Finally, we leave readers with a sliver of good news: A cruise ship with no coronavirus patients that had been denied by four countries, and was in danger of running out of food and fuel in the next day or two, has been allowed to dock in Cambodia.
Up-date: The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Will Bring Further Warfare
Terrible Famines Along With Awful Plagues and Disease…
It’s important to note, most of the mainstream media is lying, covering up the dangerous extent of this coronavirus, New York Times being the worst culprit, you should take every precaution to avoid public places such as airports, malls, subways, buses …
All disease ( Sars, Coronavirus ) is a judgment from God. Adam and Eve did not know the corruption of any kind before the Fall. When God pronounced judgment on Adam, death entered the world (Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12). All sickness, from the common cold to cancer, is part of the curse, and we who live in a cursed world are subject to decay. So, yes, AIDS / HIV and other STDs (along with all other diseases) are part of God’s judgment in a cursed world.
The Bible plainly teaches that our choices bear consequences. Whatever a man sows, that’s what he reaps (Galatians 6:7-8). Righteousness brings blessing: “Keep my commands and you will live” (Proverbs 7:2); and sin brings judgment: “He who sows wickedness reaps trouble” (Proverbs 22:8). One of our problems is that we want total freedom to choose our actions, but we want them consequence-free. The reality is when we choose a course of action, we automatically choose its corresponding result. Scripture warns that sexual sin carries a built-in judgment from God. “He who sins sexually sins against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). “God will judge . . . all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4). It cannot be denied that living according to biblical principles (sexual fidelity within marriage) drastically reduces one’s chances of contracting HIV / AIDS and other STDs.
Yoon tweeted that she was surprised when Wuhan canceled its New Year’s festivities, even though it’s the epicenter of the virus. The fact that Beijing has followed suit is nothing short of extraordinary and serves to underscore just how out-of-hand things have gotten with this virus.
When Wuhan canceled #LNY festivities I thought that was like the West canceling Christmas. I didn’t think Beijing would follow suit. https://twitter.com/meifongwriter/status/1220319432372781056 …Mei Fong/ 方凤美✔@meifongwriterWow this is like the Western world cancelling Christmas. For many migrant workers this is their ONLY holiday off all year, and the only time they see their families back in distant villages. https://twitter.com/onlyyoontv/status/1220312477893742592 …206:22 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy18 people are talking about this
China’s state railway operator is offering full refunds to any Chinese impacted by cancellations.
#China State Railway Group, country’s train operator, says it is now offering full refunds for all trip cancellations nationwide . #LunarNewYear is the biggest travel period as Chinese go home for the traditional holiday. But #WuhanCoronavirus making travelers nervous.216:18 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy17 people are talking about this
Film industry executives have postponed the release of all seven Chinese films that were set to debut during the New Year holiday.
All 7 films set to release during #LunarNewYear postpone due to #WuhanCoronavirus scare. Original times below:
Jan 25: Boonie Bears: The Wild Life
Jan 25: Detective Chinatown 3
Jan 25: Leap
Jan 25: Legend of Deification
Jan 25: Lost in Russia
Jan 25: The Rescue
Jan 25: Vanguard141:11 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Eunice Yoon’s other Tweets
Meanwhile, Beijing is tightening its quarantine restrictions for Wuhan and the other affected cities.
Tighter lockdown for Wuhan. #China Transport Ministry announced: suspension of road and water routes to Wuhan, of inter-provincial and inter-city car-hiring, bus services to Wuhan, strict control of vehicles, ships departing Wuhan, strict checks, control for highways, waterways392:53 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy31 people are talking about this
#China aviation authority calls on airlines to reduce Wuhan flights. Forbids price gouging. Says 566 flights were scheduled to/from Wuhan Jan23 & as of 11:30am, 288 canceled. Reminds foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan airlines with Wuhan flights to adjust. http://www.caac.gov.cn/XWZX/MHYW/202001/t20200123_200566.html …183:09 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Eunice Yoon’s other Tweets
#China locks down more cities due to #WuhanCoronavirus. Huanggang (7.5mln pop.) will suspend the public bus, the railway from midnight (11a ET). Internet cafes, movie theaters, tourist sites, entertainment venues temporarily closed. Ezhou (1mln pop.) said it shut train stations.355:00 AM – Jan 23, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy52 people are talking about this
Initially, many declined to speculate about the impact of the coronavirus on global GDP. But the quarantines and cancellations have virtually guaranteed that China’s already-slowing economic growth is about to take another hit.
Analysts at SocGen write “Markets have become concerned about the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan. Clearly, there is still considerable uncertainty as to how the situation will evolve. However, the SARS epidemic in 2003, which lasted for nine months and infected over 5,000 people in China, should be a useful reference for the potential economic impact this time. Drawing from the SARS lesson, if the situation has failed to stabilize by March, 1Q GDP growth will likely fall below 6%, compared with our current forecast of 6.1%. Undoubtedly, consumption and tourism-related sectors would be most affected.”
Elsewhere, the bar for coronavirus-related panic has apparently been set pretty low: The Global Times tweeted that the Chinese embassy in France had called for help after one official complained about social media about having a fever and cough after entering France from China.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told reporters that the coronavirus has clearly spread faster than officials in Beijing expected. And with US stocks set to open in the red, it’s clear investors are beginning to worry about the possibility of a global pandemic.
Of course, before anybody gets too bent out of shape about the cancellations, there’s reason to take the news with a grain of salt: Despite plans to shut down all plane traffic in and out of Wuhan, flight tracker FlightAware shows that dozens of flights are scheduled for Thursday in spite of the ban. Earlier media reports claimed that “some” flights would still be taking off.
Are you still confident that Beijing has this under control?
The fourth horseman of the Apocalypse will bring further warfare and terrible famines along with awful plagues and diseases. What is most amazing, or perhaps terrifying, is that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are just “precursors” of even worse judgments that come later in the tribulation (Revelation chapters 8–9 and 16).
Health officials in Wuhan, China reported 139 new cases of a new mystery virus over the weekend, now rapidly spreading to other provinces and surrounding countries, reported CNN.
As of Monday morning, three people have died from the pneumonia-like illness, and globally there have been more than 200 reported cases, noted Reuters.
Beijing confirmed two cases of coronavirus Monday, while Guangdong health officials reported one case in Shenzhen – these are the first reports that the virus is quickly spreading from Wuhan, the epicenter.
Professor Warns New Coronavirus Has Same Kill Rate as the Spanish Flu
Spanish flu killed 20-50 million people.
Spanish flu killed 20-50 million people.
A professor has warned that the new deadly coronavirus which originated in China has the same kill rate as the Spanish flu, which claimed the lives of 20-50 million people in 1918.
Fears of widespread contagion are growing after hundreds of cases were confirmed and 17 people died. The virus originated in an animal market in Wuhan, China and has now spread to numerous other countries, including the United States.
The virus has a 2% death rate, compared to 0.1% for the regular flu. For every 50 people who are infected, one will statistically die.
“This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,” said Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London.
“Novel viruses spread much faster because we have no immunity,” he added.
Let’s do some math here.
In 1918, the population of the earth was just under 2 billion. Spanish flu killed around 20-50 million, around 2.5% of the population. In today’s figures with a population of 7.8 billion, a similar kill rate would take out 195 million people.
Fatalities are occurring as a result of pneumonia and there is “no effective anti-viral,” according to Professor Peter Horby from the University of Oxford.
Hopefully, now that the Chinese government has banned all travel in Wuhan and shut down the airport, the spread of the virus will be massively contained.
MSM, High-Tech & Reddit Engaged in Heavy Censorship of Truthful News Sources
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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