Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus

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    Queen will KNIGHT Colonel Tom Moore, 100, after he raised astonishing £39million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden during coronavirus lockdown


    Colonel Tom Moore - who has already been promoted from captain - is to be recognised further with a knighthood. The Second World War veteran received a special nomination from the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson described him as a national treasure and said he had provided a 'beacon of light' through the Covid-19 crisis. Sir Tom has raised a remarkable £39million including gift aid for NHS charities by walking more than 100 laps of his garden on his wheeled frame before his 100th birthday last month.

    Sir Tom said: 'I am absolutely overwhelmed. Never for one moment could I have imagined to be awarded with such a great honour.' His 100th birthday on April 30 was marked with several accolades. The former soldier in 145th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps was made an honorary colonel by the Queen and an honorary member of the England cricket team. Pictured main: Tom Moore at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. Top right: Sir Tom during World War Two. Bottom right: With his wife Pamela on their wedding day. Top left: Cards for him on display at his grandson Benjie's school in Bedford. Bottom left: With his younger daughter Hannah.


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    Daily death toll from Covid-19 could fall to almost ZERO by the end of next month if current trend continues, Oxford University professor claims

    Professor Carl Heneghan (top right), director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, said: 'I think by the end of June we'll be looking at the data and finding it difficult to find people with this illness, if current trends continue.' It came as the number of deaths officially linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales fell for a third week in a row in the week ending on VE Day, providing fresh hope the worst of the pandemic may be over. The figures (depicted left) from the Office for National Statistics, which collects the official count of weekly deaths, were backed up Downing Street numbers that showed a falling toll of victims with 545 deaths from Covid-19 in hospitals, care homes and private homes yesterday, bringing the total during the outbreak to 35,341. Although the 545 daily count was a jump following the usual weekend lull in recording, it was a fall of 13 per cent on the 627 tally from a week earlier. Pictured: Nurse Felix Khor, who recently came off a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 and ending up in intensive care, is applauded by colleagues at Southend Hospital on Tuesday.

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    Brazil is in a terrible mess right now...

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    CDC now says coronavirus 'does not spread easily' via contaminated surfaces

    For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from "touching surfaces or objects" — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take "practical and realistic" precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

    Though it’s not exactly clear when, the federal health agency appears to have recently changed its guidelines from early March that simply said it “may be possible” to spread the virus from contaminated surfaces. The CDC now includes "surfaces or objects" under a section that details ways in which the coronavirus does not readily transmit.

    Other ways in which the virus does not easily spread is from animals to people, or from people to animals, the federal agency said on its updated page.

    “COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads. It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads,” according to the CDC.

    The CDC did, however, remind citizens that the virus does mainly spread person-to-person, noting the virus that causes a COVID-19 infection, SARS-CoV-2, "is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.”

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    Navajo Nation surpasses New York for highest per capita number of coronavirus cases - but tribal leaders say it is because they are testing at a higher rate than any state

    The Navajo Nation now has a higher per capita level of positive coronavirus test results than the hard-hit states of New York and New Jersey. The Nation's Department of Health said on Wednesday that the reservation had a total of 4,153, or one case in every 42 residents at the 2010 Census population count of 173,667.

    New York state has an infection rate of one out of ever 54 residents, while New York City is roughly even with the Navajo Nation at one in 42, all at 2010 population counts. With 144 deaths, population fatality rate in the Navajo Nation continues to lag behind New York, and the higher case positive rate probably reflects the fact that a higher percentage of the reservation's population has been tested.

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    A map of the Navajo Nation shows the current case count in each district as of Wednesday

    Public data shows that 14 percent of the Navajo Nation has been tested so far, versus just 7.7 percent of the population of New York state. 'We are testing very aggressively here,' said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in an appearance on KSAZ-TV on Wednesday. 'We are number one in the United States in testing our total population.'

    'Because of more testing, obviously you'll get more positive and negative results,' he added. Nez on Tuesday issued a 57-hour curfew order extending over Memorial Day weekend, in addition to the shelter-in-place order currently in effect for the reservation.

    The outbreak has stretched healthcare resources thin on the reservation, which straddles parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, and is the largest Indian territory in the U.S.

    According to local reports, the severe outbreak on the reservation began with a night of wild partying on the reservation on the day before New Mexico's lockdown orders came into effect.

    On the eve of the lockdown, 98 people were detained for public intoxication and sent to sober up at a detox center in Gallup, New Mexico that is also used to shelter homeless people. Somewhere in the mix was coronavirus, and the detox center became the epicenter of the reservation's outbreak.

    In all, 22 people infected with the coronavirus were transferred from the detox center to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, the only acute care medical center for the general public within 110 miles of Gallup. 'They were putting multiple cots in one room to accommodate them,' said pulmonologist Rajiv Patel, who helped lead the hospital´s initial response.

    To care for that influx, any available doctor was pressed into service, including those who normally don't handle critically ill patients, Patel said. 'That´s right when we overloaded,' said hospital CEO David Conejo. 'Now we´ve got too many patients, and too few (staff) to help.'

    Rehoboth´s eight intensive care beds are full, and now it has to transfer all coronavirus patients with severe breathing problems away from the facility and the adjacent Gallup Indian Medical Center, which attends exclusively to the Native American community.

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    China seizes control of PPE factories, sparking fear of new coronavirus wave

    China’s Communist Party is again seizing factory lines churning out the world’s supply of medical safety gear — sparking fears the country is preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus, American traders in China told The Post.

    New Yorker Moshe Malamud, who has done business in China for over two decades, was moving tens of millions of pieces of protective gear to the U.S. at the height of the crisis but said suppliers in recent weeks had been overwhelmed with orders from the Chinese government.

    “I was placing a larger order with one of the bigger distributors and he tells me, ‘I can complete this order but after this we’ve been contracted by the Chinese government to produce 250 million gowns,'” said Malamud, who lived in China for a decade before founding aviation company M2Jets.

    He said he heard a similar story about another manufacturer making thermometers.

    “We hear how China is up and running and the virus is past them, so I asked, ‘What are they ordering 250 million gowns for?’ and of course no one is talking.”

    “I’ve been hearing this a lot from other manufacturing institutions that say, ‘We can give you a little bit, but basically we’re concentrated between now and the end of the summer manufacturing stuff for the Chinese government in anticipation of a second wave,’” he continued.

    “I’ve been hearing this a lot from other manufacturing institutions that say, ‘We can give you a little bit, but basically we’re concentrated between now and the end of the summer manufacturing stuff for the Chinese government in anticipation of a second wave,’” he continued.

    Last month, leading U.S. manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China had prohibited them from exporting goods as the crisis mounted, a Post report revealed.

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    New Coronavirus Outbreaks Push China to Impose Wuhan-Style Lockdown in the Northeast

    In Shulan, a city in China’s northeast, the streets are eerily quiet, devoid of taxis and buses. Apartment complexes have been sealed off, confining residents inside. Teams of government workers go door to door rounding up sick people as part of what they call a “wartime” campaign.

    As the Chinese authorities confront scattered outbreaks of the coronavirus in the country’s northeast, they are turning to many of the same strict lockdown measures that were a hallmark of the effort four months ago to stamp out the epidemic in the central city of Wuhan.

    The latest outbreak is concentrated in Jilin, a northeastern province of 27 million people that sits near China’s borders with Russia and North Korea. Jilin has reported a small outbreak of about 130 cases and two deaths, but experts there have warned of the threat of a “big explosion.”

    The coronavirus outbreak in Jilin has unnerved the public in part because the authorities have struggled to trace its origins. Officials have tied many cases in the northeast to Chinese nationals who had recently returned from Russia. But many of the recent cases involve people who had not traveled outside the country.

    One of the first reported clusters in Jilin was traced to a 45-year-old woman in Shulan who washed clothes at a police bureau and had not been abroad recently. Around a dozen other cases were later linked to the woman. Elsewhere, officials found that a man in Jilin City infected with the coronavirus had attended a large wedding in early May, raising fears of a bigger outbreak.

    Adding to the difficulties, Chinese medical experts say the virus is displaying slightly different characteristics in Jilin, as well as in other northeastern provinces where cases have recently appeared, including Heilongjiang.

    Patients are taking longer than the typical one to two weeks to show symptoms of the illness after being infected, an expert with the National Health Commission, Qiu Haibo, told the state-run broadcaster this week, and they are carrying the virus for a longer period of time.

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    Coronavirus rages on: Worst day yet for new cases as WHO records 106,000 people newly infected around the world

    The worst day yet for new cases of coronavirus cases has been recorded, with 106,000 people newly infected around the world, the WHO said on Wednesday. The UN health agency's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday there were 106,000 cases reported to WHO - the most in a single day since the outbreak began' in December. The new figures come after states around the world have been dramatically ramping up their testing programmes. 'We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,' Tedros told a virtual press conference as his agency warned of rising infection figures in poorer countries.

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    Social-distanced sunbathing: Beachgoers lie in roped-off zones after French town introduced three-hour sunbathing slots

    Sunbathers were lying on their towels in La Grande Motte (pictured today) where visitors can reserve a three-and-a-half-hour slot at the seaside. The 66 pleasure spots were booked up within two hours when they first went on offer with people keen to return to the beach after a two-month lockdown. Visitors are allowed to swim in the sea, but authorities have imposed a one-way system to stop people crossing each other's paths as much as possible.


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    How coronavirus hijacks human cells and takes over our genes then turns our immune system against us: 'It's like nothing I've seen in 20 years' says virologist

    The novel coronavirus 'hijacks' our body's cells by blocking certain genes that fight against infections, a new study suggests. Viruses, such as the flu, usually interfere with two sets of genes: one that prevents viruses from replicating and the other that sends immune cells to the infection site to kill viruses.

    But researchers found SARS-CoV-2 behaves differently, inhibiting the genes that stop the virus from copying itself but allowing the genes that call for immune cells to behave normally. This causes the virus to multiply and an overproduction of immune cells to flood the lungs and other organs, which leads to unmitigated inflammation.

    The team, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, says treatment for patients in the early throes of the disease should be focused on restoring the pathway being blocked by coronavirus rather than focusing on inflammation.

    Dr Benjamin tenOever, a virologist and professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine, told DailyMail.com that an infected cell has 'two jobs to do'.

    'One job is to tell all the cells around you to fortify...and the second job is to recruit the more professional immune cells to that site of infection,' he said. Typically, our body's cells have two groups of virus-fighting genes: interferons and chemokines.

    Interferons are signaling proteins released by infected cells and are named for their prowess to 'interfere' with the virus's ability to multiply itself. Chemokines are small molecules that call for immune cells to go the site of an infection so they can target and destroy the virus.

    According to tenOever, the first set of genes control virus replication for about seven to 10 days so the second set has enough time to get immune cells to attack. He refers to interferons as the 'call-to-arms' genes and to chemokines as the 'call-for-reinforcement' genes.

    'The vast majority of viruses that you encounter in nature are readily neutralized and destroyed by these systems,' tenOever said. 'Even the very first defense, the "call-to-arms," is often enough to completely stop replication and neutralize the infection without even generating the second response.' But, unlike the flu or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the coronavirus blocks one set of genes and activates the other.

    For the study, published in the journal Cell, the team looked at healthy human lung cells and an animal model in ferrets. They found a very mild response from the 'call-to-arms' genes - which block the virus's replication - and a large introduction of the 'call-for-reinforcement' genes. 'A combination of these two is a bad combination,' said tenOever. When they looked at lung cells from two COVID-19 patients that died, they found the exact same response.

    'Basically people are contracting the disease, SARS-CoV-2 enters the lungs and it begins to replicate and, at that site of replication, those cells that are infected, they don't do a good job of spreading the word about their infection which allows it to essentially fester in the lungs,' tenOever said.

    This means the virus is replicating because there are not a lot of interferons, but those cells still call in for reinforcements. So different types of immune system cells - neutrophils, macrophages and lymphocytes - arrive to fix the job, but, by the time they arrive, there has been nothing to control that virus. 'That virus has continued to replicate and continue to spread, getting to higher and higher numbers in the lungs, but they're calling for reinforcements,' tenOever said.

    Now, the lungs have immune cells such as macrophages and neutrophils, which leads to inflammation that induces more inflammation. Essentially the immune system is turning against itself. This is likely what leads to cytokine storms, which occur when the body attacks its own cells and tissues instead of just fighting off the virus. TenOever says the way this virus behaves is 'nothing like I've seen in 20 years' of studying how cells respond to viral infections


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    'Some people are on the beach. They think it’s all over... It isn’t': RICHARD LITTLEJOHN on the lockdown dividing Britain

    RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: For the past two months, the country has been in lockdown, so I can understand why the natives are getting restless. I'm one of them. But that's no excuse for a Jolly Boys Outing to the seaside. Certainly not on a Wednesday. We're still in the middle of the gravest public health crisis in modern times. Yet the Golden Mile at Southend looked like the Nags Head in Peckham's annual charabanc beano writ large. Pictured: Revellers enjoy the sun in London Fields (left), north east London, visitors flock to beaches in Durdle Door, Dorset, (top right) and Brighton (bottom right) and friends enjoy a drink in the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (inset) as temperatures soared to 80F today.

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    South America is becoming new coronavirus epicentre: Brazil sees almost 300,000 cases, Chile's infections treble and Peru's death rate is becoming one of the world's fastest

    South America is rapidly becoming the new epicentre of the coronavirus after daily infection and death totals from countries in the region began to mount.

    Brazil is by far the hardest-hit, with 291,579 cases and 18,859 deaths reported as of Wednesday - more than treble the figures of the next-worse case Peru, which has one of the fastest-growing death rates in the world.

    Chile has the third highest case total after infections trebled since the start of the month, while Ecuador - which has the fourth highest infection total - has also seen deaths increase threefold in May.

    In total, the continent has confirmed 518,498 cases and 26,599 deaths. That is despite the fact that many countries are thought to be under-reporting their totals - due either to problems with testing or efforts to obscure the data.


    In total, Peru has 104,020 cases and 3,024 deaths, while Chile has 52,617 cases and 544 deaths.

    In Ecuador - where the government has often adjusted daily data reporting down - there are 34,854 cases and 2,888 deaths. Colombia is also seeing its totals climb, with 17,687 cases and 630 deaths.

    Even relatively well-performing South American nations - such as Argentina and Bolivia - have still seen their tolls rocket in just a few weeks. On April 30, Argentina had reported 4,272 cases and 214 deaths. By May 20, that had doubled to 8,796 cases and 403 deaths.

    Meanwhile Bolivia had recorded 1,110 cases and 59 deaths on April 30. By May 20, those totals had risen to 4,919 cases and 199 deaths - a four-fold increase.

    While most South American countries have brought in some form of lockdown to try and stem the rise, enforcement has been patchy and many of the rules ignored. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has defied many of his regional governors by urging them to keep cities open - arguing the risk to the economy is larger than the risk to public health.

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    Communicable Pneumonia has Killed More Americans than Covid-19 - Why is this never mentioned during the Covid19
    hysteria???


    I just saw that headline elsewhere and checked it out - seems to be true:

    CDC - Center for disease control and prevention:

    Daily Updates of Totals by Week and State
    Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Updated May 21, 2020

    See it here:
    Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)



    You will notice pneumonia deaths even when added to Covid 19 deaths far exceed Covid 19 !!!
     
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    The footnote for pneumonia deaths is the following:
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    It does not say pneumonia deaths excluding Covid.

    The last column of the table is "Deaths with Pneumonia, Influenza, or Covid-19". For the week ending 4/18 as an example, there were 18,866 such deaths, with 252 attributable to influenza. However, 14,998 (Covid deaths) + 10,268 (pneumonia deaths) + 252 (influenza deaths) = 25,518, much more than 18,866. We know that influenza deaths are not counted in the pneumonia column, thus the available number of deaths to be attributed to both Covid and pneumonia is 18,614. The sum of pneumonia and Covid deaths is 25,266. Thus in that week there are 6,652 deaths that have been counted in both the Covid and pneumonia columns. This is not surprising, as a common clinical finding in severe Covid-19 that we have been told about in news reports is bilateral interstitial pneumonia, leading frequently to death.

    In short, your pneumonia deaths since March have largely been Covid deaths.

    Linked from that page is this one, which shows a chart of weekly all cause mortality in the United States over the last three years, and showing a pronounced peak in excess deaths above the expected number for the time of year just recently, the most parsimonious explanation for which is the Covid-19 epidemic.

    Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19

    Writing that sentence mathematically:

    (Pneumonia Deaths) + (Covid Deaths) > (Covid Deaths)

    That is necessarily true of two positive numbers, regardless of their relative size.

    The reason that this is not often reported among the Covid-19 "hysteria" is that the people who put out the news are generally less numerically challenged.
     
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    my sister is currently in the hospital from some breathing issue,
    she tested negative for the corona virus.
    she got whatever it is about 3 months ago.

    seems as if most people are asking if they caught the corona virus when they are getting sick now.
    and reports from my friends that were exposed to a known positive corona virus person is that they got sick with something, and most are better now.
    not sure what any of this means other than locking down the internet so people can't share data is not helping us.
    and clearly reality is being messed with somewhere in the news.
    normally I can figure out where the lies are, but it is not very clear lately.
    at this point I just hope my sister does not get anything from the hospital, the last thing she needs is a complication on top of what already seems likely to kill her.
     
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    I hope they are correct.
    I wash everything when I get it home.
    have been very careful.
    but my kitchen sink got clogged. so I fixed it today.
    was careful not to touch anything,
    then when washing off the drain snake, I got something at the wrong angle and was sprayed in my face with water mixed with contamination from my sewer...
    ok, annoying, but should be ok. so I went to go wash my face off,
    and for whatever reason, water drained into my nose while doing so...
    if soap kills contamination immediately I should be ok.
    so even if they are correct and surfaces are not a big issue, then I am worried about what else getting sewer water in my nose will end up doing.

    my last thought on this is that remember that we we also told that masks were only needed by medical professionals.
    so I wonder if they are telling us not to bother with surfaces so that people quit buying alcohol so that the medical people don't have a shortage.
     
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    Also, think back to the mysterious 'vaping disease' that was killing so many via lung and breathing problems.
    - Not sure they ever got that one solved - Supposedly the consensus was that it was occurring from some
    contaminated Marijuana vapes sold on the black market ???

    Is it coincidence that another disease often attacking the lungs and causing breathing problems occurs
    soon afterwards? - The propaganda shills for the Consensus on Covid 19 will argue vehemently to defend this pandemic.

    Everyone wants a cure, and there is no doubt that many people are dying
    - But how many are actually dying directly from Covid 19?

    - How many would have died anyway from corollary conditions ???

    A lot of people are asking these, and other questions

    - We are still not getting good answers !!!
     
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    anyone remember the microbiologists that have vanished from our world ?
    Dead Scientists Articles - Index
    I am sure there are better lists...
    I keep wondering why there is so little real data on the virus,
    then I remember that pretty much anyone that could figure this out is dead a few years ago.

    so, remember that it is odd that the first thing done to stop the virus was to lock down the internet.
    the next thing "they" tried is to stop people selling guns....
    and my thoughts on this is that political solutions to science issues are less than ideal
    most people can smell a lie like a fart in a small room. yet they still can deny what is happening equally easily.
     
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    I was wondering why you said 'they' stopped selling guns when I saw a TV news clip saying guns were selling
    like hot cakes nationwide - Then I saw you were from CA - So yes, maybe 'The Peoples Republic of California'
    did what you said and tried to limit or stop gun sales.

    And as far as the internet goes conspiracy theories were everywhere - And yes the information is being
    censored on YouTube and social media.

    If you are a conspiracy nut like many of us, you would realize this is the beginning of the next phase of
    the 'New World Order'.

    - But to be fair we can't be sure - Maybe its a legitimate nightmare that just happened this way
    as it did in 1917-18 and called back then 'The Spanish Flu' - Supposedly that killed
    approximately 50 million before it was over !

    Maybe we are just hoping that it is some type of hyped conspiracy - Just to make us feel it isn't real!
     
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