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Why Aren't All Our Cowardly, Hysterical Conservatives Demanding Closure of All U.S. Airports Over Deadly Incoming Coronavirus, Just Like They Did Over The Ebola Outbreak?


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According to https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/01/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/ here's how the virus is spreading ...


Total at the end of January 21 - 329 cases, 6 deaths

 

Total at the end of January 22 - 561 cases, 17 deaths

 

Total at the end of January 23 - 672 cases, 18 deaths

 

There are currently 1,126 confirmed cases worldwide, including 41 fatalities.

 

Assuming that China is being honest with it's numbers.

 

That's a 4% fatality rate and a very rapid growth in the number of cases.

 

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28 minutes ago, BeAChooser said:

 

Why is that crackpot, sixteen?

 

It's quite a coincidence that the first case shows up near the only Level 4 lab in China ... one that it was announced would be experimenting with viruses.

 

A 2017 article in Nature (https://www.nature.com/news/inside-the-chinese-lab-poised-to-study-world-s-most-dangerous-pathogens-1.21487 ) quotes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, saying that  "The SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times."   He goes on to suggest that China's announced interest in building multiple Level 4 labs is a sign that they are developing bioweapons to be competitive with the other major powers.  He says “These facilities are inherently dual use" and notes that prospect of ramping up opportunities to inject monkeys with pathogens is worrying because “They can run, they can scratch, they can bite.”

 

AND it's widely believed that Chinese has a large bioweapon program.   Their genome editing work is pushing the envelope on what's ethical and safe.   When James Clapper appeared before Congress in January 2016 he warned that such research  increases the risk of the creation of potentially harmful biological agents or products.”  You can't honestly believe the Chinese military has no hand in this, when the military has a hand in every other sector of the economy and technology development.  In fact, China's literature shows China is seeking dominance in this area.   For example (https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/08/chinas-military-pursuing-biotech/159167/ ) here are statements and writings from PLA connected Chinese that prove it ...

 

 

Why would you just assume this "novel" (that's what they called it) virus came from snakes ... or is it bats (the story seems to be changing)?

 

Are you just as naive as you were when you were 16 years old?

 

 

 

Cause you always come up with far-fetched theories and then dig around for evidence that support your far-fetched theories. That's why you have a reputation as a conspiracy theorist crackpot

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While sixteen blathers, I'll just note that it's now 16 Chinese cities (and 46 million people) that are in lock down ...

 

Wuhan: 11 mlllion
Huanggang: 7.5 million
Xiangyang: 6.1 million
Yichang: 4.2 million
Jingmen: 3 million
Xianning: 2.8 million
Huangshi: 2.5 million
Suizhou: 2.2 million
Xiantao: 1.6 million
Ezhou: 1 million
Qianjiang: 962,000
Enshi: 780,000
Xiaogan: 780,000
Zhijiang: 550,000
Dangyang: 560,000
Chibi: 530,000

 

It seems every few hours they are adding another.

 

But sixteen and tommy needn't worry.

 

It's CO2 induced global warming that's going to do them in ... CRACKPOTS.

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Hey sixteen … or should I say AGWalarmist CRACKPOT?


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/24/virus-hit-wuhan-has-two-laboratories-linked-chines/

 

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Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program


The deadly animal virus epidemic spreading globally may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, according to an Israeli biological warfare expert.


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Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese bio warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert biological weapons program.


“Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Mr. Shoham told The Washington Times.


Work on biological weapons is conducted as part of a dual civilian-military research and is “definitely covert,” he said in an email.


Mr. Shoham holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. From 1970 to 1991 he was a senior analyst with Israeli military intelligence for biological and chemical warfare in the Middle East and worldwide, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel.


China in the past has denied having any offensive biological weapons. The State Department, in a report last year, said it suspects China has engaged in covert biological warfare work.


A Chinese Embassy spokesman did not return an email seeking comment.

 

 

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More information …


https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/01/24/First-clinical-studies-show-new-coronavirus-similar-to-SARS/4691579901348/?ts_hn=17

 

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The two new studies examine the course of infection in some of the first cases of the Wuhan virus.


In one study, researchers looked at clinical records, laboratory results, imaging findings and epidemiological data on the first 41 infected people admitted to the hospital in Wuhan between Dec. 16, 2019 and Jan. 2, 2020.


Patients were typically middle-aged, with an average age 49, three-quarters were men, and two-thirds had visited a local seafood market thought to be where the virus originated.


Similar to the 2003 SARS outbreak in China, most patients who came down with the Wuhan coronavirus were healthy, without any chronic underlying health issues. And symptoms also resembled those of SARS, said Chinese researchers led by Bin Cao, from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and Capital Medical University, both in Beijing.


All of the hospitalized patients had developed pneumonia, nearly all -- 98 percent -- had a fever, three-quarters developed a cough, 44 percent felt fatigued, and 55 percent had some shortness of breath. Symptoms such as headache or diarrhea were rare, however.


On the other hand, "despite sharing some similar symptoms to SARS [such as fever, dry cough, shortness of breath], there are some important differences," Cao said in a Lancet news release.


For example, people with the new virus typically didn't have runny noses or other symptoms involving the upper respiratory tract, he said. And very few had intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, which occurred in about a quarter of SARS patients.


Severe illness -- enough to require admittance to the ICU -- occurred in about a third of the hospitalized patients, Cao's team said, and six patients died.


A condition involving immune system dysfunction known as a "cytokine storm" occurred in some of these very ill patients, but it's not yet clear how the new virus affects the immune system, the researchers said.


As of Jan. 22, a majority of patients in the study -- 68 percent -- have recovered enough to be discharged from the hospital, the report noted.


In the second study, the first to involve gene analysis, researchers tracked the course of 2019-nCoV in a family of seven people. Five family members had recently traveled to Wuhan and were found to carry 2019-nCoV, and one family member who had not traveled with them also was found to be infected with the virus. None of the infected family members had visited food markets or animals while in Wuhan, suggesting that person-to-person transmission was at play.


The seventh family member -- a child whose mother said had worn a surgical mask during their stay in Wuhan -- was not infected with the virus.


As well, a second child was infected but showed no clinical symptoms of the illness, according to researchers led by Dr. Kwok-Yung Yuen, from the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. That suggests that 2019-nCoV could be spread person-to-person by people who don't even realize they are infected, the researchers said.


"Our findings are consistent with person-to person transmission of this new coronavirus in hospital and family settings, and the reports of infected travelers in other countries," Yuen said in the release. "Because asymptomatic infection appears possible, controlling the epidemic will also rely on isolating patients, tracing and quarantining contacts as early as possible, educating the public on both food and personal hygiene, and ensuring health care workers comply with infection control."

 

Examining the course of illness among the various family members, symptoms appeared to develop within a few days of contact with sick individuals.


Gene tests revealed that five of the family members carried a form of 2019-nCoV that had a type of protein allowing it to enter healthy cells. Yuen's team was also able to use samples from two patients to map the full genome of 2019-nCoV.

 

 

In the first study, 6 our of 41 died ... a 14% fatality rate and perhaps more representative of what would occur if the hospital system were overwhelmed.

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{CRICKETS}

 

I gather everyone has the Impeachavirus.

 

But in the real world ...

 

https://www.jpost.com/International/China-virus-25-dead-as-infection-spreads-615206

 

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DOCTOR SUCCUMBS TO DEADLY VIRUS, RAISING DEATH TOLL TO 42

 

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A doctor in China's Hubei province succumbed to the virus after being infected while caring for the patients, Reuters reported early Saturday. This is likely to be the first case of a medical professional succumbing to the virus.


Liang Wudong, a doctor at Hubei Xinhua Hospital who had been at the front line of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan city, died from the virus aged 62, it said.


And note that https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/01/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/ is now showing that of the 1126 cases, 65 are still critical and 150 are serious ... meaning that the death toll in this group may rise above 4%.   Also note that the statistics on this page have not been updated since 3 pm ET.   As the delta in numbers between yesterday and today shows, a lot can happen in 7 hours. 

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To allay concerns, doctors and authorities have compared this virus to the 2003 outbreak of SARS.   At the time, WHO officials said it was less infectious than the flu.  This one is clear more infectious.    While there were just eight confirmed cases of SARS in the U.S., it infected 8,098 people worldwide and killed 774.   But SARS didn't spread nearly as fast as this one has.    In fact, it took almost two months for SARS to spread to 456 people.   The first case of this was identified December 31, 2019 and there are already well over 1000 cases (assuming we can trust the numbers that Chinese authorities are providing).   Think about it.  

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So ... you folks claim to like *science*?

 

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549v1

 

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Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic predictions

 

Posted January 24, 2020.

 

Abstract

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is thought to have emerged into the human population in Wuhan, China. The number of identified cases in Wuhan has increased rapidly since, and cases have been identified in other Chinese cities and other countries (as of 23 January 2020). We fitted a transmission model to reported case information up to 21 January to estimate key epidemiological measures, and to predict the possible course of the epidemic, as the potential impact of travel restrictions into and from Wuhan. We estimate the basic reproduction number of the infection (R_0) to be 3.8 (95% confidence interval, 3.6-4.0), indicating that 72-75% of transmissions must be prevented by control measures for infections to stop increasing. We estimate that only 5.1% (95%CI, 4.8-5.5) of infections in Wuhan are identified, and by 21 January a total of 11,341 people (prediction interval, 9,217-14,245) had been infected in Wuhan since the start of the year. Should the epidemic continue unabated in Wuhan, we predict the epidemic in Wuhan will be substantially larger by 4 February (191,529 infections; prediction interval, 132,751-273,649), infection will be established in other Chinese cities, and importations to other countries will be more frequent. Our model suggests that travel restrictions from and to Wuhan city are unlikely to be effective in halting transmission across China; with a 99% effective reduction in travel, the size of the epidemic outside of Wuhan may only be reduced by 24.9% on 4 February. Our findings are critically dependent on the assumptions underpinning our model, and the timing and reporting of confirmed cases, and there is considerable uncertainty associated with the outbreak at this early stage. With these caveats in mind, our work suggests that a basic reproductive number for this 2019-nCoV outbreak is higher compared to other emergent coronaviruses, suggesting that containment or control of this pathogen may be substantially more difficult.

 

 

I think you can see why the Chinese government might be panicked.

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, BeAChooser said:

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This isn't what I'd call "contained".

It will get the weak among us first, at least we'll have the satisfaction of fewer libtards among us, briefly.

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From November 2015  … 


https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/lab-made-coronavirus-triggers-debate-34502

 

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Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate


The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.


Nov 16, 2015

 

Ralph Baric, an infectious-disease researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, last week (November 9) published a study on his team’s efforts to engineer a virus with the surface protein of the SHC014 coronavirus, found in horseshoe bats in China, and the backbone of to one that causes human-like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mice. The hybrid virus could infect human airway cells and caused disease in mice, according to the team’s results, which were published in Nature Medicine.


The results demonstrate the ability of the SHC014 surface protein to bind and infect human cells, validating concerns that this virus—or other coronaviruses found in bat species—may be capable of making the leap to people without first evolving in an intermediate host, Nature reported. They also reignite a debate about whether that information justifies the risk of such work, known as gain-of-function research. “If the [new] virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory,” Simon Wain-Hobson, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, told Nature.


In October 2013, the US government put a stop to all federal funding for gain-of-function studies, with particular concern rising about influenza, SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). “NIH [National Institutes of Health] has funded such studies because they help define the fundamental nature of human-pathogen interactions, enable the assessment of the pandemic potential of emerging infectious agents, and inform public health and preparedness efforts,” NIH Director Francis Collins said in a statement at the time. “These studies, however, also entail biosafety and biosecurity risks, which need to be understood better.”


Baric’s study on the SHC014-chimeric coronavirus began before the moratorium was announced, and the NIH allowed it to proceed during a review process, which eventually led to the conclusion that the work did not fall under the new restrictions, Baric told Nature. But some researchers, like Wain-Hobson, disagree with that decision.


The debate comes down to how informative the results are. “The only impact of this work is the creation, in a lab, of a new, non-natural risk,” Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist and biodefence expert at Rutgers University, told Nature.


But Baric and others argued the study’s importance. “[The results] move this virus from a candidate emerging pathogen to a clear and present danger,” Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, which samples viruses from animals and people in emerging-diseases hotspots across the globe, told Nature.

 


 

Sound familiar, folks?


China wouldn’t try this … WOULD THEY?

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On 1/23/2020 at 10:17 AM, Blue Devil said:

Or muslims - from countries that want us dead.

 

According to the Democrat National Socialist Party - Viruses have Rights, too.

(they just haven't figured out how to get them to vote)

Plus only Democrats fly to collude with foreigners, hopefully they get the Virus.

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{Crickets}

 

Seriously ... are all of you so infected by the Impeachovirus that you can't discuss anything else?

 

Look, we all know the Senate is not going to convict Trump.

 

And we all know that as things stand Trump is going to crush his opponent(s) in November.

 

So this  ...

 

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... is MUCH a much more serious topic and worthy of discussion.

 

And note, that chart is already dated. 

 

The current number of cases is over a 1000, nearly doubling in the last 24 hours!

 

There's been an exponential rate of increase in the last week.

 

China's hospitals are already being overwhelmed.  

 

With a 4% fatality rate IN HOSPITALS.

 

Think about that, if you can pull you're attention away from the Senate Trial Circus.

 

 

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Just now, BeAChooser said:

{Crickets}

 

Seriously ... are all of you so infected by the Impeachovirus that you can't discuss anything else?

 

Look, we all know the Senate is not going to convict Trump.

 

And we all know that as things stand Trump is going to crush his opponent(s) in November.

 

So this  ...

 

1024px-2019-nCoV_in_China.svg_.png

 

... is MUCH a much more serious topic and worthy of discussion.

 

And note, that chart is already dated. 

 

The current number of cases is over a 1000, nearly doubling in the last 24 hours!

 

There's been an exponential rate of increase in the last week.

 

China's hospitals are rarely being overwhelmed.  

 

With a 4% fatality rate IN HOSPITALS.

 

Think about that, if you can pull you're attention away from the Senate Trial Circus for one moment.

 

 

Demonrats dont care, they demand Social medicine and social everything. They think that will give them a good life.They are happy being ,lazy,stupid, and ignorant.

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So now  https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/01/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/ is giving these totals ...


Total at the end of January 21 - 329 cases, 6 deaths

 

Total at the end of January 22 - 561 cases, 17 deaths

 

Total at the end of January 23 - 672 cases, 18 deaths

 

Total at the end of January 24 - 1326 cases, 41 deaths

 

So the number of cases doubled but the fatality rate dropped to 3%.

 

Thing is, however, it's already been reported that a doctor died bringing the fatalities to 42.

 

And I frankly don't believe that no one else has died in the 9 hours between their first report of 41 dead and midnight.

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Now if what I've already posted doesn't concern you, maybe this will.

 

Below is a thread reader link to Dr Eric Feign-Ding's analysis of this outbreak.  According to https://scholar.harvard.edu/ericding/homeDr. Ding "a health economist, epidemiologist, and nutrition scientist at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and an expert advisor to the World Health Organization."  In other words, he's got major credentials.   He's even a democRAT.

 

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1220919589623803905.html

 

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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD - the new coronavirus is a 3.8!!! How bad is that reproductive R0 value? It is thermonuclear pandemic level bad - never seen an actual virality coefficient outside of Twitter in my entire career. I’m not exaggerating... #WuhanCoronovirus #CoronavirusOutbreak

 

 
 
 
After repeating the 8 points that were made in study I linked earlier ( https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549v1  ) he makes 3 more points ...
 
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8/ ... SUMMARY: so what does this mean for the world??? We are now faced with the most virulent virus epidemic the world has ever seen. An R0=3.8 means that it exceeds SARS’s modest 0.49 viral attack rate by 7.75x — almost 8 fold! A virus that spreads 8 faster than SARS... 
 

9/ ...cannot be stopped by containment alone. A 99% quarantine lockdown containment of Wuhan will not even reduce the epidemic’s spread by even 1/3rd in the next 2 weeks. Thus, I really hate to be the epidemiologist who has to admit this, but we are potentially faced with... 

 

10\ ... possibly an unchecked pandemic that the world has not seen since the 1918 Spanish Influenza. Let’s hope it doesn’t reach that level but we now live in the modern world with faster  planes than 1918. @WHO and @CDCgov needs to declare public health emergency ASAP! 

 

 

 
Now has that woken anyone up?
 
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