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American Coronavirus


                          

Exclusive — Federal Health Officials Investigating Wuhan Lab Suspected of Leaking Coronavirus, Taxpayer Grants to Lab

Matthew Boyle

April 27, 2020


A letter from Dr. Michael Lauer, the NIH’s deputy director for extramural research, to Kevin Olival of EcoHealth Alliance and Naomi Schrag of Columbia University, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, informs them the matter is under investigation.

“EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. is the recipient, as grantee, of an NIH grant entitled ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergency,’” Lauer wrote in the letter, dated April 19. “It is our understanding that one of the sub-recipients of the grant funds is the Wuhan Institute of Virology (‘WIV’). It is our understanding that WIV studies the interaction between corona viruses and bats. The scientific community believes that the coronavirus causing COVID-19 jumped from bats to humans likely in Wuhan where the COVID-19 pandemic began. There are now allegations that the current crisis was precipitated by the release from WIV of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. Given these concerns, we are pursuing suspension of WIV from participation in Federal programs.”


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/27/exclusive-federal-health-officials-investigating-wuhan-lab-suspected-of-leaking-coronavirus-taxpayer-grants-to-lab/












                       


Billionaire Gates’s Foundation to Focus Solely on Virus,
FT Says

Bloomberg

Lucca De Paoli

April 26, 2020, 8:16 AM EDT


Billionaire Bill Gates’s foundation will focus all of its resources on fighting the coronavirus, according to the Financial Times.

The philanthropist and founder of Microsoft Corp. said that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with an endowment exceeding $40 billion, will give “total attention” to the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 and is roiling economies around the world, he said in an interview with the newspaper.

“You’re going to have economies with greatly reduced activity levels for years,” Gates said. The pandemic could cost the global economy “tens of trillions of dollars,” he said in the interview.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-26/billionaire-gates-s-foundation-to-focus-solely-on-virus-ft-says









                         



New York Finds Virus Marker in 13.9%, Suggesting Wide Spread

By Angelica LaVito, Kristen V Brown and Keshia Clukey

April 23, 2020

Testing indicates state infections far outpace official count

Results also imply that Covid-19 fatality rate is likely lower

A New York study seeking to measure the spread of the new coronavirus found that 13.9% of 3,000 people tested across the state had signs of the virus, one of the biggest U.S. reviews to date.

That implies that about 2.7 million residents may have had Covid-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. That’s about 10 times more than the official count based on the state’s testing, which covered mostly very sick patients.

The pandemic was more intense in New York City, the hardest-hit area in the U.S. There, 21.2% of people tested positive for a blood marker showing that they had been infected at some point.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-23/new-york-finds-virus-marker-in-13-9-suggesting-wide-spread







                        



The Conservative Investor Daily

Washington Post

April 24, 2020



Trump is exhibiting all the symptoms of a hydroxychloroquine overdose


First, it is scientifically obvious from Trump’s enthusiasm for hydroxychloroquine that he has been using it himself. While taking the drugs, he has not succumbed to coronavirus. He has concluded, therefore, based on his study population (N=1), that the drugs prevent coronavirus 100 percent of the time.

To this I can add clinical evidence, derived from searching the Mayo Clinic’s website for side effects of azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine and its cousin, chloroquine. Among them, I found: “change in hair color” (Trump has recently faded from orange to gray), “discoloration of the skin” (originally and mistakenly attributed to tanning beds), “trouble sleeping” (see his overnight tweets), “noisy breathing” (that gasping during his Oval Office address), “difficulty with speaking” (whenever using a teleprompter), “runny nose,” (the sniffing!) and “unusual facial expressions” (‘nuff said).

Also, consider the mental side effects the drugs can cause: Irritability. Confusion. Aggression. Anger. Hostility. Quickness to react or overreact emotionally. Unusual behavior. Unsteadiness. Severe mood or mental changes. Restlessness. Paranoia. Depersonalization (an emotional “numbness”). Feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior. Feeling that others can hear your thoughts. Feeling, seeing or hearing things that are not there.


https://theconservativeinvestordaily.com/2020/04/24/trump-is-exhibiting-all-the-symptoms-of-a-hydroxychloroquine-overdose/








                                          



The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients


This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.

Richard Levitan

Dr. Levitan is an emergency doctor.

April 20, 2020


And here is what really surprised us: These patients did not report any sensation of breathing problems, even though their chest X-rays showed diffuse pneumonia and their oxygen was below normal. How could this be?

We are just beginning to recognize that Covid pneumonia initially causes a form of oxygen deprivation we call “silent hypoxia” — “silent” because of its insidious, hard-to-detect nature.

Pulse oximetry is no more complicated than using a thermometer. These small devices turn on with one button and are placed on a fingertip. In a few seconds, two numbers are displayed: oxygen saturation and pulse rate. Pulse oximeters are extremely reliable in detecting oxygenation problems and elevated heart rates.

Pulse oximeters helped save the lives of two emergency physicians I know, alerting them early on to the need for treatment.











                        


Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others

COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled.

James Hamblin

April 2020


“There’s a big difference in how people handle this virus,” says Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and the director of the Center for Global Communicable Diseases at Northwestern University. “It’s very unusual. None of this variability really fits with any other diseases we’re used to dealing with.”

This degree of uncertainty has less to do with the virus itself than how our bodies respond to it. As Murphy puts it, when doctors see this sort of variation in disease severity, “that’s not the virus; that’s the host.” Since the beginning of the pandemic, people around the world have heard the message that older and chronically ill people are most likely to die from COVID-19. But that is far from a complete picture of who is at risk of life-threatening disease. Understanding exactly how and why some people get so sick while others feel almost nothing will be the key to treatment.




               

America was already broken

We Are Living in a Failed State The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken.


Special Preview: June 2020 Issue

George Packer

Staff writer for The Atlantic


This was the American landscape that lay open to the virus: in prosperous cities, a class of globally connected desk workers dependent on a class of precarious and invisible service workers; in the countryside, decaying communities in revolt against the modern world; on social media, mutual hatred and endless vituperation among different camps; in the economy, even with full employment, a large and growing gap between triumphant capital and beleaguered labor; in Washington, an empty government led by a con man and his intellectually bankrupt party; around the country, a mood of cynical exhaustion, with no vision of a shared identity or future.



The author has included a summary of two articles from The Atlantic. The reason is that he sees something of a parallel between the two. Dr. Robert Murphy explains that the environment at the community level has failed many people. "Ultimately, people who are unable to take time off of work when sick—or who don’t have a comfortable and quiet home, or who lack access to good food and clean air—are likely to bear the burden of severe disease." This makes them susceptible to any disease such as COVID-19. In a similar way, George Packer argues that the macro environment or America is a failed state. The virus is not the cause of the failure, but it brings out those failures and magnifies them. Among those failures are decaying communities.











Robert Kiyosaki says self-isolation is making people realize they got “screwed” by system


Kitco


March 25, 2020


The market crashes from the pandemic has shown that some assets are “fake” said best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki, as “manipulated” assets are finally showing the American public how corrupt the capitalist system is.

“The good thing is, people as they sit in quarantine, as they lose their jobs, their homes, their pensions, their businesses and all this, I think they’re waking up at [the fact that] they’re being screwed,” Kiyosaki told Kitco News.




Crony capitalism is about to be held accountable in China, United States, Canada and world-wide and I don't mean as a slap on the wrist.







                       


                                   Ambassador Dominic Barton 鲍达民


        Where is the go-to, go-go capitalist of McKinsey fame?











                                    




Ex-Obama Official Reports It’s Too Late to Stop ‘over 1 Million’ U.S. Coronavirus Deaths


John Nolte

March 15, 2020


This follow-up to my March 12 coronavirus piece comes with the same important caveats, important enough that I’m stating them up front: I’m not here to alarm anyone, and I am not here to scoff. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do know what our experts are saying, and this is me reporting what the experts are saying.

Andrew Slavitt, Barack Obama’s former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is quoting experts who say more than one million Americans are already doomed because the “virus was not contained.”

“Currently experts expect over 1 million deaths in the U.S. since the virus was not contained & we cannot even test for it,” Slavitt tweeted Thursday. “The original sin is Trump’s months long denial and his dismantling of public health and response infrastructure.”

At this point, we are past containment. Containment is basically futile. Our containment efforts won’t reduce the number who get infected in the US.

40-70% of the US population will be infected over the next 12-18 months. After that level you can start to get herd immunity. Unlike flu this is entirely novel to humans, so there is no latent immunity in the global population.


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/15/nolte-ex-obama-official-reports-too-late-stop-1-million-u-s-coronavirus-deaths/









  

                             



Ammo Sales Surge amid Fears of Pandemic-Induced Chaos


AWR Hawkins


March 06, 2020


Ammunition sales are surging amid fears of pandemic-induced lawlessness and disorder as the coronavirus threatens the United States.

PR Newswire reports online ammunition retailer Ammo.com has seen a 410 percent increased in .40 caliber handgun ammo sales since February 23, 2020. They have seen a 194 percent increase in .223 (AR-15 amm0) sales, 101 percent increase in 9mm ammo sales, and a 95 percent increase in the sale of 12 gauge shells.

The sales of other calibers and types of ammunition have increased as well.

On February 28, 2020, the Washington Examiner reported that “preppers” were buying up rifles and pistols and seeking safe havens where they could hide out should a pandemic strike.

https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2020/03/06/ammo-sales-surge-pandemic-chaos/



The ammo purchasers have seen too many episodes of The Walking Dead










                       




Tim Cook and Apple Bet Everything on China. Then Coronavirus Hit.

Wall Street Journal


March 03, 2020


“Some operations executives suggested as early as 2015 that the company relocate assembly of at least one product to Vietnam. That would allow Apple ) to begin the multiyear process of training workers and creating a new cluster of component providers outside the world's most populous nation, people familiar with the discussions said.

Factory production has been crippled as China has shut down activities and sought to contain the outbreak, and Apple ( AAPL ) warned investors it won't meet its own sales estimates in the current quarter. Since that warning, Apple's ( AAPL ) market value has declined by more than $100 billion.









                   




Anyone who tests negative for the flu but shows symptoms in New York, LA, San Francisco, or Chicago will be screened for coronavirus, CDC announces


Natalie Rahhal (Acting US Health Editor)


February 14, 2020


Anyone with flu symptoms but negative for the common virus in five US cities will now be tested for the new coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19

However, the CDC had to re-make one of the components of their test for the virus after quality assurance tests done by some state labs were 'inconclusive'

US hospitals in five cities will now test anyone with flu symptoms but who tests negative for the common seasonal virus for the novel coronavirus spreading China, officials said Friday.

Previously, only people with a recent travel history to China were tested for the virus which has now sickened 15 people in the US. Now, labs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York City will test samples taken from anyone who tests negative for flu for the new coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19. CDC officials said on Friday that they will test any patients in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco who have flu symptoms but are negative for the virus for the new coronavirus - after admitting the tests they sent to states may be faulty US hospitals and clinics are broadly equipped to do rapid flu tests or send out samples for more full viral cultures.  

This flu season, 823,555 patient samples have been tested for flu. More than 155,000 of those - nearly 19 percent - have tested positive. But if the testing protocol now installed at labs in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago were expanded to the rest of the US, the remaining 668,555 samples that tested negative for flu would also get tested for coronavirus. It comes after the CDC has said it expects that coronavirus will 'spread within communities' and may 'take a foothold' in the US, although the case rate remains low for now.

















Coronavirus: Washington state at center of US outbreak as 18 cases confirmed

Hallie Golden in Seattle


Last modified on Mar 03, 2020 01.51 EST



Washington state has found itself at the center of the US coronavirus outbreak with health officials on Monday confirming 18 cases, including six deaths, many of them linked to a nursing home in the Seattle area.

A man and a woman in their 70s, who had underlying health conditions and were residents of the Washington state nursing home Life Care Center of Kirkland, died on Sunday. A woman in her 80s, who was in critical condition, also died, along with a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s, who had underlying health conditions. It was not immediately clear if they were residents of Life Care. A man in his 40s, who had underlying conditions, also died. He had no connection to the center.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/02/washington-state-coronavirus-outbreak-nursing-home









    
             
         

WHO chief warns 'we are in uncharted territory' as number of coronavirus cases worldwide passes 90,000


By Joshua Berlinger, CNN


Updated 1:36 AM ET, Tue March 3, 2020

Hong Kong (CNN)The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that public health officials are operating in "uncharted territory" as they combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 90,000 people across 73 countries and territories as of Monday evening.

The virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica since it was first identified in December last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Medical workers are now battling deadly outbreak clusters in South Korea, Iran and Italy, while other countries are working furiously to avoid a similar fate by readying public health authorities, alerting their citizens and enacting travel restrictions to affected areas.

To date, there have been 172 deaths reported outside mainland China, raising the global death toll to 3,115.




https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/03/asia/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-intl-hnk/index.html





                       


Coronavirus: death toll passes 3,000 worldwide as second person dies in US


Cases in the US rose to at least 76 with two deaths, both in Washington state. The second victim was a man in his 70s who died on Saturday in a nursing home where several other people are infected, local health authorities said.

New York state confirmed its first positive coronavirus test, governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday night, tweeting that a woman in her 30s contracted the respiratory illness during a recent trip to Iran and was in quarantine in her home. He did not say where the woman lived, but the New York Times, citing unnamed state officials, said her home was in New York City.

The US vice president, Mike Pence, attempted to quell criticism of the Trump administration’s handling of the outbreak, promising to make up the shortfall in testing kits. “We could have more sad news, but the American people should know the risk to the average American remains low,” Pence told CNN.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/02/coronavirus-death-toll-passes-3000-worldwide-as-second-person-dies-in-us









                     


Rubio: We Are Going to Have Some Prescription Drug Shortages as a Result of Coronavirus

Jeff Poor


Mar 1, 2020


According to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), there could be indirect repercussions beyond the health implications of the spread of coronavirus, especially as supply chains are disrupted globally.

Rubio told Fox News Channel’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday pharmaceuticals could feel the brunt those disruptions and argued measure should be considered in the event of future interruptions.

“Not only is it 80 percent coming from outside the country, and a significant percentage of those active ingredients are from China, but they actually come, a lot of it, from that very province, that Wuhan province, that’s — that was the origin of this crisis,” he said. “And so the result of it now is that there is invariably going to be supply chain issues and disruptions. We already saw last night that there was a disclosure that we have already had our first declared drug shortage. They haven’t yet, as of this moment, told us what drug it is, but it won’t be the last one.”



https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/01/rubio-we-are-going-to-have-some-prescription-drug-shortages-as-a-result-of-coronavirus/










              



The Food and Drug Administration said the pharmaceutical industry reported the first shortage of a drug due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has spread to 44 countries in a matter of weeks.


The FDA, which declined to identify the drug, said the shortage is related to a manufacturing site impacted by the outbreak in China.

“The shortage is due to an issue with manufacturing of an active pharmaceutical ingredient used in the drug,” the agency said in its notice dated Thursday. “It is important to note that there are other alternatives that can be used by patients. We are working with the manufacturer as well as other manufacturers to mitigate the shortage.”

The FDA also said it has been in touch with more than 180 manufacturers of human drugs since Jan. 24. The agency is asking them to evaluate their entire supply chain and other components manufactured in China.

“Also, as part of our efforts, the FDA has identified about 20 other drugs, which solely source their active pharmaceutical ingredients or finished drug products from China,” the agency said.


https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/fda-reports-first-coronavirus-related-drug-shortage.html













                      


The above picture shows the Fourth London General Hospital in 1918. 

My grandfather was conscripted in the Canadian army in 1917. My grandfather and grandmother were married in the church across the street where they lived. The next day they honeymooned in Niagara Falls. The day after he was sent to Midland, England. 

My grandfather contracted the Spanish Influenza which was H1N1 based. He survived the experience, but reported that there was a fatality in every one of two beds in the hospital. 

My grandmother worked at a butcher's store in Port Colborne, Ontario. She relates how the butcher was a huge strapping, healthy fellow. In two days, he was dead. My grandmother survived. 

To put matters into perspective, more U.S. soldiers died of disease (63,114), primarily from the Spanish flu, than in combat (53,402) during WWI. Its origin was clearly linked to overcrowded conditions in barracks and trenches. You'll find the following account of interest regarding the first outbreak among American soldiers at Camp Funston, a U.S. Army training camp in Kansas. 









                      


Emergency hospital at Camp Funston, a U.S. Army training camp in Kansas


Yet, the first outbreak generally considered caused by 1918 pandemic influenza occurred at Camp Funston, a U.S. Army training camp in Kansas.
In the beginning of March 1918, Chinese contract workers at Camp Funston presented with influenza. Subsequently, the disease spread across the camp requiring hospitalization of over 1100 soldiers within three weeks besides thousands more receiving treatment at infirmaries around the camp. Between early March and the summer, five consecutive outbreaks occurred in the camp, coinciding with the arrival of large numbers of new recruits. From Camp Funston on, influenza jumped to other U.S. Army training camps and travelled to Europe aboard troop ships before it subsided in the summer of 1918.  In all, 11·8% (143 986) of over 1·2 million men in U.S. Army training camps were hospitalized for respiratory illness in March–May 1918, although death rates from respiratory illness showed only a limited increase in that period.




https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4181817/