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Coronavirus may be the ‘disease X’ health agency warned about


February 22, 2020


The World Well being Group cautioned years in the past {that a} mysterious “illness X” may spark a global contagion. The brand new coronavirus, with its capacity to shortly morph from gentle to lethal, is rising as a contender.

From current experiences concerning the stealthy methods the so-called Covid-19 virus spreads and maims, an image is rising of an enigmatic pathogen whose results are primarily gentle, however which often — and unpredictably — turns lethal within the second week. In lower than three months, it’s contaminated about 77,000 folks, principally in China, and killed greater than 2,200.

Not like SARS, its viral cousin, the Covid-19 virus replicates at excessive concentrations within the nostril and throat akin to the frequent chilly, and seems able to spreading from those that present no, or gentle, signs. That makes it inconceivable to regulate utilizing the fever-checking measures that helped cease SARS 17 years in the past.

Li Wenliang, the 34-year-old ophthalmologist who was one of many first to warn concerning the coronavirus in Wuhan, died earlier this month after receiving antibodies, antivirals, antibiotics, oxygen and having his blood pumped by way of a synthetic lung.

The physician, who was in good well being previous to his an infection, appeared to have a comparatively gentle case till his lungs grew to become infected, resulting in the person’s loss of life two days later, mentioned Linfa Wang, who heads the rising infectious illness program at Duke-Nationwide College of Singapore Medical Faculty.



The Chinese government is desperately trying to get some positive spin out of the coronavirus epidemic by ostentatiously saluting the medical personnel fighting (and in some cases dying) on the front lines of the epidemic.

John Hayward

February 21, 2020

Part of that propaganda campaign appears to have backfired badly as Chinese social media users responded with anger to the much-touted story of a pregnant nurse who insisted on staying at her post in a hospital overflowing with coronavirus patients.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Friday that nurse Zhao Yu was only about 20 days away from giving birth when Chinese state media decided to spotlight her as a selfless hero for ignoring the pleas of her concerned colleagues and continuing to treat coronavirus patients at a hospital in Wuhan, ground zero of the outbreak.

Zhao’s story was not received by the Chinese public in the spirit the Communist Party was hoping for:

After many social media users raised concern about a heavily pregnant nurse working in a highly contagious and difficult environment, the video clip was withdrawn from [state broadcaster] CCTV’s website.



         Professor Gabriel Leung (Dean of Hong Kong University)

Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked'

The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

Health Editor

February 11, 2020

Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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?”

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.



Coronavirus incubation could be as long as 27 days, local government in China’s Hubei province says

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, photo, medical workers in protective suits gather at a temporary hospital at Tazihu Gymnasium in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

A 70-year-old man in China’s Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later, the local government said on Saturday, meaning the virus’ incubation period could be much longer than the presumed 14 days.

A longer incubation period could complicate efforts to contain spread of the epidemic that has so far killed more than 2,000 people and spread outside China.

The man, only identified by his family name, Jiang, on Jan. 24 drove his car back to Shennongjia, in northwestern Hubei, from eastern Ezhou, where he had close contact with his sister, who had been infected, according to the government website of Hubei, the virus epicentre.

He had a fever on Feb. 20 and tested positive for coronavirus a day later, according to the government statement.



Wall Street Journal Video

How Doctors Stay Safe Battling Coronavirus

February 19, 2020

Healthcare workers who treat the new coronavirus wear personal protective equipment, or PPE, designed to prevent exposure to infectious materials. Here’s how the equipment works, and why it's crucial in the battle against the epidemic

Video: 4:12 minutes



Coronavirus spreads in Chinese prisons, over 500 infected

By Alexandria Hein | Fox News

February 21, 2020

A spike in the number of coronavirus cases reported in China on Friday includes hundreds of prisoners who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. As a result, prison and security officials, as well as others in Hubei, have been fired over failing to disclose information and for allowing the virus to spread.

Justice Ministry official He Ping said more than 500 cases of the novel coronavirus had been confirmed within the country’s prisons. A majority of the 271 cases involving prisoners in the Hubei Province occurred at the Wuhan Women’s Prison, He told reporters, according to Agence France-Presse. Another 200 prisoners tested positive for the virus in Shandong Province, and dozens more were confirmed in Shilifen prisoners in Zhejiang Province.


‘Massive disaster’: Fears coronavirus could rapidly spread through Xinjiang concentration camps


Gavin Fernando

January 31, 2020

There are fears the Wuhan coronavirus will spread across to another region where it risks spiralling out of control.

There are over 400 camps spread across the region, according to research by the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement activist group.

Past detainees say up to 45 people can be confined to a single room, with one plastic bucket between them for toilets, in rooms so small people have to take turns sleeping.


Sayragul Sauytbay, who escaped from a camp in March 2018, told Haaretz: “The food was bad, there weren’t enough hours for sleep and the hygiene was atrocious.

“There were almost 20 people in a room of 16 square meters … each room had a plastic bucket for a toilet. Every prisoner was given two minutes a day to use the toilet, and the bucket was emptied only once a day.”

Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, warned there would be “serious implications” if the Wuhan virus made its way into the camps, adding that “the lives of millions of people will be at stake”.

“We know for a fact that the conditions in the camps are horrible – many people have contracted serious sicknesses due to the overcrowded and filthy conditions,” he told Radio Free Asia. “China should do everything in its power to prevent the spread of the Wuhan virus into any camps because the consequences will be catastrophic, resulting possibly in the deaths of tens of thousands of Uyghurs arbitrarily detained.”


Release the "trainees" in "re-education camps" who are arbitrarily confined before the coronavirus contagion spreads as it has in three Chinese prisons. 


People with QR codes coloured in red are not allowed to enter public venues such as subway stations, restaurants or shopping malls for at least 14 days.

How big data is dividing the public in China’s coronavirus fight – green, yellow, red

Cutting-edge technologies and old-fashioned surveillance are being used to decide who can and who can’t go back to work

But the smart technology is not always that intelligent


February 22, 2020

Chinese state media has reported that the system covers three provinces – Zhejiang, Sichuan and Hainan – and the municipality of Chongqing with a total population of nearly 180 million, and will soon cover the entire country.

Maya Wang, a senior China researcher with Human Rights Watch, said the government’s existing surveillance infrastructure, built to crack down on crime, is increasingly being used to regulate other aspects of people’s life, including tracking their health status.

“In China it’s particularly problematic because there is not only no law on the practice of surveillance and there’s almost no mechanism to challenge the mass surveillance,” she said, citing the lack of freedom of expression and an independent judiciary.


Generally speaking, Chinese authorities don't care about the 5% minority whose rights might be infringed upon; for example, the Uyghur minority is one of the 5%. Eventually, though, many in the majority become like one of the 5% because of the application of pervasive surveillance with its secret, indiscriminate application which cannot be challenged.

One is reminded of the failure of the facial recognition technology during the Swine Flu Crisis in 2018-2019. At big farms, this technology which was designed to recognize the faces of people was applied to pigs. The technology was adapted on the fly to pick out symptoms of distressed pigs. All it takes though in a large swine herd is for one pig to be infected to contaminate the whole herd. The application of facial recognition technology was simply a distraction from the failure of the government to disclose the relationship of clusters of infected animals so that it could control the narrative rather than the disease.

It seems that in this authoritarian system people are treated either like animals or machines--anything but people who have souls. Patients are herded from hospitals into gymnasiums only to be neglected to death. On the other hand, doctors are overworked as one would overheat a machine running at 100% capacity for weeks at a time. Whether one is looking at either patients or doctors it is all about the numbers which can be arbitrarily manipulated for clandestine purposes. There is the greatest surveillance and data collection, but the least transparency and disclosure. In this war on the front lines, truth and trust are the first victims.