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China On Edge With 23 Million Quarantined ( Nothing To See Here)

Looks like the ChiComs have had to stop their usual SOP of denial, lying and hiding how bad things are and admit they have a little bit of an issue. I would probably cancel any plans I had of going to Asia for a while if I was you. They have even cancelled Lunar New Year celebrations in major cities, That is a pretty big sign of just how serious things are.


Summary:

  • 7 Chinese cities, around 23 million people, effectively under quarantine
  • Multiple cases across the world – from Scotland to Singapore and USA
  • 634 Infected (according to Chinese officials), 647 including cases outside China.
  • 18 Dead (following 1st death outside Wuhan)
  • WHO says “not the time to declare a global health emergency”

“Make no mistake: This is an emergency in China,” Tedros said. “But it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.”

In #Wuhan,people are collapsing on streets due to the deadly #WuhanPneumonia .
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I have no idea how much hyperbole this is. But there is the video, draw your own conclusions

The World Health Organization, after a second day of meetings, have decided AGAINST declaring an international virus alarm. The panel was reportedly split on the decision and may revise the decision but for now states that “now is not the time” to declare an emergency.

“Make no mistake: This is an emergency in China,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “But it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.”

The cities under effective martial law – with all travel in, around, and out halted – are Wuhan, Huanggang, Zhijiang, Ezhou, Qianjiang, Chibi, and Xiantao.

That is more people quarantined than the population of Florida (21.6m).

Outside of China, cases keep appearing (map does not include recent cases in Scotland and Ireland):

That’s not exactly reassuring.

Meanwhile, in Wuhan, shortages of medical supplies and facemasks are already prompting hospitals, universities and charities to reach out to the surrounding area for donations.

1 thought on “China On Edge With 23 Million Quarantined ( Nothing To See Here)”

  1. There’s a lot left to be determined about this virus–Transmissibility, virulence, and the fatality rate it creates. The other questions are, how long does it take to incubate, and how many cases are there that got out of the quarantine area before they locked it down?

    China and Southeast Asia in general are “hot zones” for this crap due to the unique nature of the agriculture down there, which puts birds, swine, and people in such close proximity that the diseases can hop back-and-forth, mutating with each leap between host species. That’s why the flu usually starts out in China, and until they start changing the way everything works (possibly by going extinct…) the problem is going to persist.

    What should have been done decades ago is for us to establish a disease control “early warning system”, and developed rapid response vaccine and antibiotic protocols. We should have set aside specific antibiotics, in a stockpile, and then made using them illegal for anything other than a CDC-declared emergency. As it is, as soon as we develop a new antibiotic, they’re putting it out to be used, and then the bugs are developing resistance to it. Stupid, stupid, stupid…

    My guess is that you’re going to see more of this crap happen, and that there’s going to be a price to be paid for the governmental incompetence in China, India, and the US. China has world-power ambitions, but the problem is that they have their feet stuck in the rice paddies of Southern China, where all this crap incubates and develops–Not to mention all their self-inflicted demographic problems, and the financial ones. We’re going to be lucky if China exists as it does today by the end of century, and my guess is “Not…”. Sadly, because there are a lot of people that are going to suffer who do not “deserve” it, whatever that means. The net loss of human life is going to be immense, not to mention the cultural damage. China is doing a lot of the same sort of things that the Communists did to Russia, and those aren’t going to be easy to recover from, after the regime is gone.

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