UPDATE 13. February 2020 - 16h00 UTC: ARTIFICIAL COVID-19 UPSURGE - It appears that the positive news of yesterday were contrary to what the Orwellian gamers have in mind. So they changed now the goalposts and the reporting system with a suddenly added report from Hubei / China with 14,840 new cases and 242 new deaths. Hubei Province will from now on include the number of just clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases. Have they run out of test kits? Thereby COVID-19 now allegedly claimed 1,370 deaths - except 2 still all deaths in China - with 60,414 confirmed total infection cases, of which 59,823 occurred in China and 589 in 27 other countries. By now 7,665 cases are closed (6,295 recovered) and 52,749 cases are active. To provide for today the Daily Death Growth Factor and the Daily Cases Growth Factor, which we still believe are both below 1.0 in real terms, has become obsolete due to the changed system input. Since it was officially stated that also Hubei Province is now reporting their cases in conformity with other provinces, it becomes clear that also the other provinces already earlier just lumped clinically diagnosed cases together with confirmed cases - means any flu-like case became and becomes now officially a COVID-19 case in China - even if it is not confirmed. So, we better forget about China and the WHO concerning serious statistics. The political fallout from the outbreak escalated on Thursday with the firing of Hubei’s party chief, the party chief of Wuhan and the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau affairs office. Ying Yong, the new party chief for Hubei, came up through the ranks in Zhejiang – where President Xi Jinping, previously served as party secretary – and was also part of anti-corruption campaigns, the Chinese president’s signature initiative.
UPDATE 12. February 2020: Finally the baby, whoever its procreator is, as a definite name: COVID-19 it is - or in full: Coronavirus Disease 2019. Ethiopian WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, whose nomination to the post had been opposed even by the vast majority of Ethiopians, who hail from the opposition Oromo people, revealed the final choice to reporters during a million-dollar gathering of "experts" in Geneva, who had to come up with a title for the virus. So far COVID-19 claimed 1,118 deaths - except 2 all deaths in China - with 45,211 confirmed total infection cases, of which 44,688 occurred in China and 523 in 27 other countries. By now 5,989 cases are closed (4,871 recovered) and 39,222 cases are active. A positive sign is that for the first time the Daily Death Growth Factor is with 0.98 below 1 and also the Daily Cases Growth Factor is further declining and stands today at 0.81. Are they already breeding COVID-20 ?
UPDATE 11. February 2020: So far 1,018 deaths - except 2 all deaths in China - are caused by 2019-nCoV, with 43,104 confirmed total infection cases, of which 42,667 are recorded in China and 437 in 27 other countries. By now 5,354 cases are closed (4,336 recovered) and 37,789 cases are active - reportedly with again declining case growth-factor - down from 1.12 to 0.85. Protective gear (facemasks and diagnostic tests) in short supply worldwide. China has launched a Coronavirus-App utilizing all their governmental surveillance databases combined to tell people, if they could be infected - BigBrother-games are in full swing. According to the WHO a vaccine could be available only in about 18 months. Scaremongers speculate with up to 1% of the global population being killed due to the virus infection.
Vaccine-Induced Side Effects Due To Fill Hospitals In China Instead of Coronavirus Infections
By Bill Sardi - 10. February 2020
While laboratories around the world are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the mutated coronavirus, now known as 2019-nCoV, which is said to have killed hundreds, and with rumors Chinese health authorities are hiding more dead bodies underneath the floor boards of their newly constructed coronavirus hospitals, there is already a non-vaccine cure.
(Because bots read these reports and censor them or bury them on obscure web pages when they refer to natural remedies, you need to use the direct link (click here) for the identity of the cure. Otherwise an online search would have been unlikely to find this report.)
Convincing visual lab-dish evidence is shown below.
CEPI: part of the problem or the solution?
Certainly, don’t tell a new world order organization called the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) about this coronavirus cure.
CEPI is handing out research grants to develop a vaccine. This is free money to pharmaceutical and biotech companies and actually the whole reason for the conjured up epidemic, to develop a vaccine with public money.
CEPI is a private/public coalition headquartered in Norway with $760-billion of funding by various countries, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Recognize the billion-dollar reward a pharma/biotech company could gain from approval of such a vaccine.
Why, it would make a pre-planned “killing” in the stock market, as three such companies have been awarded research grants by CEPI.
CEPI: Not just a funding agency
CEPI is not just a funding agency.
As Science Magazine report says: “CEPI supports began within hours after Chinese researchers first posted a sequence of 2019-nCoV/R in a public database. That happened on Friday evening, 10 January, in Bethesda, Maryland, home of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).”
CEPI researchers began to analyze the sequence of genes within the virus the next morning.
Overkill by the World Health Organization
What has part of the world on lockdown is the news-media-generated fear of this rarely mortal, slow-to-spread virus. In an overkill by the World Health Organization, when air travelers return home from a trip to China they are placed in quarantine for two weeks.
The current fear being spread over the 2019-nCoR viral epidemic appears to be a drill to test public health quarantine measures. As onerous as these quarantines are, it appears these extreme measures have been no more effective in preventing deaths in 2019-2020 compared to the SARS epidemic of 2003.
As of February 8, 34,958 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed and 724 deaths worldwide (2% died). According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2003 SARS outbreak reportedly infected 8,098 people and resulted in 774 deaths (9.6% died).
Rate of infection limits effectiveness of any future vaccine
As of February 7 there were 24,953 cases in Wuhan and its environs, a city of 11 million.
Presuming all cases of coronavirus in greater Wuhan have been reported to health authorities, the risk for infection would only be 6 in 100,000, a very remote risk. The risk for death is even more improbable.
Yet everyone will be expected to be inoculated once a vaccine is developed, approved and available.
In other words, if a vaccine were developed for this 2019-nCor coronavirus, 16,666 people would need to be vaccinated to prevent 1 case of coronavirus infection. So, off the top, given the high number of people needed to vaccinate to prevent just one case of viral illness, vaccines would be categorically ineffective and costly.
If a vaccine were developed for this 2019-nCor coronavirus, 16,666 people would need to be vaccinated
to prevent 1 case of coronavirus infection.
How many would avert coronavirus infection versus side effects?
Let’s assume that all coronavirus infections have been reported to health authorities in Wuhan, China.
Let’s assume the occurrence of severe side effects from any upcoming approved 2019-nCoR coronavirus vaccine were the same as flu shots.
Let’s presume 15% of Wuhan’s population is over age 65 and a vaccination rate of 100%.
That would amount to 1,650,000 vaccinated elderly individuals.
Let’s use a study of senior adults in the U.S. (a well-fed population) that received standard and high-dose inactivated trivalent (three strains) flu vaccine for comparison, where severe side effects were reported for 0.6% and 1.3% of vaccinated subjects respectively.
Given that the infection rate in a population such as Wuhan is just 1 in 16,666 without vaccination in the population overall, and a higher anticipated rate of infection would be expected among senior adults, let’s say 30%, which would amount to 4,999 infected among every 16,666 elderly Wuhan residents. That would amount to 495,000 coronavirus infections among an estimated 1,650,000 elderly unvaccinated residents of Wuhan.
Let’s presume any newly approved coronavirus vaccine is only 50% effective at reducing coronavirus infections rates among elderly Wuhan residents based upon recent data for vaccine effectiveness studies for flu vaccine. So maybe 247,500 cases would be prevented out of an estimated population of infected and uninfected population of 1,650,000.
If the current death rate from coronavirus of 2% among infected individuals is factored, then an estimated 4950 lives out of 247,500 infected patients would be spared due to vaccination.
Using the data from a U.S. population of similar age (cited above), severe side effects would be expected to occur in 216-1000 of every 16,666 vaccinated senior adults.
Therefore, an estimated 21,384-99,000 out of 1,650,000 vaccinated senior adults in Wuhan would be expected to experience severe side effects from the vaccine leading to hospitalization. How many vaccine-related and treatment-related deaths would occur is unknown. Severe side effects and possibly vaccine/treatment-related deaths would vastly outnumber the number of lives saved via vaccination.
Those widely publicized instant-built hospitals in Wuhan for the coronavirus would largely be filled with patients suffering severe vaccine-related side effects, not the coronavirus infection itself.
My comparisons herein are more than fair to an imagined coronavirus vaccine because I’m comparing vaccine effectiveness and side effect data from healthy elderly U.S. populations versus actual data from the current coronavirus in a presumably less healthy older population suffering from a coronavirus epidemic now underway in Wuhan, China.
Once mass vaccination would be forced upon the population in China, hospitals would fill with patients experiencing severe vaccine-induced side effects and would be easily confused with cases of severe coronavirus infection, leading to needless public panic, fear and needless death from treatment-related causes.
Iatrogenic (treatment-induced) deaths would further worsen outcomes.
- Allergic reaction
- Anaphylactic shock
- Bell’s palsy
- Brachial plexus neuropathy
- Brain damage
- Cranial nerve paralysis
- Erythema multiforme
- Extensive limb swelling
- Febrile seizures
- Flu-like illness
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Microscopic polyangitis
- Migraine headache
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Neurological disorders
- Numbness and tingling
- Optic neuritis
- Partial facial paralysis
- Respiratory distress
- Serum sickness
- SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration)
- Skin reactions
- Spinal cord inflammation
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Syncope and pre-syncope (fainting)
- Tonic-clonic limb movements
- Transverse myelitis
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Vasculitis with transient kidney involvement
- Vision problems
Note: It is difficult to locate a list of severe side effects caused by flu vaccination.
There is online censoring of information about serious side effects of vaccines. An online search conducted for “severe side effects, flu vaccine” redirects and never leads to a source that lists severe side effects.
Try such search for yourself.
CEPI: focus on immune compromised individuals
Given that coronavirus vaccine would likely be in limited supply a CEPI representative says: “It appears at this point in time that older individuals, probably immune-compromised individuals, individuals with other medical conditions seem to be the ones who are affected the most by the severe disease… Each country needs to prioritize whatever vaccine becomes available for those who are identified as being at the highest risk.”
Finally, an admission that there are only a small number of people who are at high-risk to develop coronaviral infections and, by the way, they happen to be the least likely to successfully develop antibodies to any virus following vaccination.
Why would the elderly be most vulnerable to coronavirus?
Answer: Because they don’t develop adequate antibodies.
So, the moronic response is either to develop a vaccine that contains an attenuated version of the virus itself and hope and pray it works in an immune compromised elderly adult population, or maybe even inject antibodies directly into at-risk individuals.
A report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes the development of an antibody that binds to a coronavirus that would serve as prophylaxis against infection.
(Need coronavirus antibodies? You can purchase coronavirus antibodies online -$358 for a quarter of a milligram. But you just have to be a certified research lab to order.)
One plan is to develop antibodies that bind to viral proteins and, in doing so, stop the pathogen from readily infecting human cells.
Some scientific excitement surrounds the development of compound CR3022 which is said to bind and combine with antibodies that attack coronaviruses.
But why the search for antibodies against coronavirus when your body already has an organ dedicated to making them—the thymus gland (located under your breast plate)?
Broad-spectrum antivirals needed
With potentially seven strains of coronavirus in play, researchers are searching for a broad-spectrum remedy.
So just how can a vaccine be made that specifically protects against a strain of coronavirus when the virus itself is mutating mid-season?
Zinc-based remedies ignored
Of interest, in the search for a broad-spectrum coronavirus treatment, zinc-based drugs were explored.
That is no surprise, given that zinc deficiency is associated with increased susceptibility to infectious diseases caused by bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens.
The particular type of immune cells that are affected by zinc deficiency are T lymphocytes.
The T stands for thymus gland.
These glandular T-cells are reduced in number by zinc deficiency.
A shortage of zinc also reduces the secretions (thymulin) from the thymus gland.
When viral particles enter the blood circulation they are confronted by so-called naïve T-cells that have not made any antibodies yet. These T-cells aren’t very active without zinc. In fact, the thymus gland itself shrinks from the size of a walnut in adulthood to that of a pea without adequate zinc. Antibody responses are reliant upon zinc.
One report concedes zinc supplementation could improve vaccination success rates.
Instead, toxic adjuvants like mercury and aluminum are inhumanely added to vaccines to provoke an antibody immune response.
But zinc therapy is ignored by modern medicine.
OTHER FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CORONA VIRUSES
- Including the newly mutated form of the virus, there are a total of seven coronaviruses that can infect humans, the CDC says.
- Corona viruses are not new. They were first identified as RNA viruses in 1970.
- While most of the early reports involving coronavirus were among animals, coronavirus antibodies were reported in humans as early as 1974. So, strains of corona virus didn’t just recently make a jump from animals to humans as widely reported.
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Police cordon off a residential estate in Hong Kong. The global death toll from coronavirus could be massive, says Gabriel Leung. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images
The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist.
His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”.
Prof Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University, said the overriding question was to figure out the size and shape of the iceberg. Most experts thought that each person infected would go on to transmit the virus to about 2.5 other people. That gave an “attack rate” of 60-80%.
“Sixty per cent of the world’s population is an awfully big number,” Leung told the Guardian in London, en route to an expert meeting at the WHO in Geneva on Tuesday.
He will tell the WHO meeting that the main issue is the scale of the growing worldwide epidemic and the second priority is to find out whether the drastic measures taken by China to prevent the spread have worked – because if so, other countries should think about adopting them.Even if the general fatality rate is as low as 1%, which Leung thinks is possible once milder cases are taken into account, the death toll would be massive.
The Geneva meeting brings together more than 400 researchers and national authorities, including some participating by video conference from mainland China and Taiwan. “With 99% of cases in China, this remains very much an emergency for that country, but one that holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world,” the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in his opening remarks. To date China has reported 42,708 confirmed cases, including 1,017 deaths, Tedros said.
People in Yokohama, Japan, look at the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers tested positive for coronavirus. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters
Leung – one of the world’s experts on coronavirus epidemics, who played a major role in the Sars outbreak in 2002-03 – works closely with other leading scientists such as counterparts at Imperial College London and Oxford University.
At the end of January, he warned in a paper in the Lancet that outbreaks were likely to be “growing exponentially” in cities in China, lagging just one to two weeks behind Wuhan. Elsewhere, “independent self-sustaining outbreaks in major cities globally could become inevitable” because of the substantial movement of people who were infected but had not yet developed symptoms, and the absence of public health measures to stop the spread.
Epidemiologists and modellers were trying to figure out what was likely to happen, said Leung. “Is 60-80% of the world’s population going to get infected? Maybe not. Maybe this will come in waves. Maybe the virus is going to attenuate its lethality because it certainly doesn’t help it if it kills everybody in its path, because it will get killed as well,” he said.
Experts also need to know whether the restrictions in the centre of Wuhan and other cities have reduced infections. “Have these massive public health interventions, social distancing, and mobility restrictions worked in China?” he asked. “If so, how can we roll them out, or is it not possible?”
There would be difficulties. “Let’s assume that they have worked. But how long can you close schools for? How long can you lock down an entire city for? How long can you keep people away from shopping malls? And if you remove those [restrictions], then is it all going to come right back and rage again? So those are very real questions,” he said.
If China’s lockdown has not worked, there is another unpalatable truth to face: that the coronavirus might not be possible to contain. Then the world will have to switch tracks: instead of trying to contain the virus, it will have to work to mitigate its effects.
Disinfectant sprayed on people entering a residential compound in Tianjin, China. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters
For now, containment measures are essential. Leung said the period of time when people were infected but showed no symptoms remained a huge problem. Quarantine was necessary, but to ensure people were not still carrying the virus when they left, everybody should ideally be tested every couple of days. If anyone within a quarantine camp or on a stricken cruise ship tested positive, the clock should be reset to 14 days more for all the others.
Some countries at risk because of the movement of people to and from China have taken precautions. On a visit to Thailand three weeks ago, Leung talked to the health minister and advised the setting up of quarantine camps, which the government has done. But other countries with links to China appear, inexplicably, to have no cases – such as Indonesia. “Where are they?” he asked.
Scientists still do not know for sure whether transmission is through droplets from coughs or possibly airborne particles. “It’s rather difficult to do that kind of careful detailed work when everything is raging. And unless it is raging you are unlikely to get enough confirmed cases,” he said. “In Sars we never had the chance to do these kinds of studies.”
Hong Kong, which has 36 confirmed cases of coronavirus, was in the worst possible set of circumstances for fighting a raging epidemic, said Leung.
“You need extra trust, extra sense of solidarity, extra sense of goodwill, all of which have been completely used up – every last drop in that social capital fuel tank has been exhausted after now eight months of social unrest, so it couldn’t have come at a worse time,” he said.
Health workers in protective gears evacuate residents from a public housing building in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
New disease is greater threat than ebola and could overwhelm NHS
Fourth UK patient falls ill as country faces ‘major’ coronavirus outbreak, warns world expert
A fourth patient in England has been diagnosed with coronavirus as a microbiologist warned that the country could suffer a “major outbreak” which is likely to become a pandemic.
The new patient contracted the infectious disease in France after coming into contact with a previously confirmed UK case and is being treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
A British man in Majorca has also tested positive for the virus, the local government said. His wife and two daughters have not contracted it, but health officials are working to track down other individuals the man may have had contact with.
Medics work at an isolation unit in Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak - Picture: YUAN ZHENG
Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, confirmed the new UK case hours after another repatriation flight brought more than 200 people
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.... but don't forget to stay away from 5G
WUHAN, Oct. 31 2019 (Xinhua) -- The branches of Chinese major telecom operators in central China's Hubei Province announced Thursday the launch of commercial 5G applications in the province.
Wuhan City, the capital of Hubei, is expected to have 10,000 5G base stations by the end of 2019, said Song Qizhu, head of Hubei Provincial Communication Administration.
China Telecom has established a 5G network covering airports, railway stations and other areas in the city, which will also help boost the digital and intelligent transformation of the industries with 5G technologies, said Li Hongbo, general manager of the company's Hubei branch.
China Mobile Hubei Branch has activated 1,580 5G base stations in the city as of mid-October, achieving the 5G coverage of universities, transportation hubs and other densely populated areas, according to the branch.
WUHAN, Feb. 2020 (Xinhua) -- China's first trial 5G wireless network on a college campus has been established in the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China Mobile said Wednesday. The network will enable applications of technologies such as online distant learning featuring augmented reality and virtual reality and campus patrolling with night-vision drones, said an official with HUST, which is located in central China's Hubei Province. The network was developed by a laboratory jointly set up by HUST, China Mobile's Hubei branch and tech company Ericsson in June last year. So far, China Mobile has installed 100 5G base stations in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, and is launching large-scale tests, according to Fan Bingheng, general manager of the company's Hubei branch. Test data showed that the 5G network is able to provide a peak single-user download speed of 1.6 Gbps, nearly 16 times faster than that of 4G service.
Exposure to 5G waves leads to .... " flu-like symptoms."