Friday, February 7, 2020


Two posts today. Also, will update about the virus over the weekend to avoid a huge post on Monday.

Timeline of Cases (Deaths):

(Note: Worldwide cases include cases in China, but deaths in parenthesis are deaths outside of China. Keep in mind with China, there are people in China who are insisting that the true number of cases and deaths has been distorted by the Chinese government.)

Information from Johns Hopkins Global Map

2/07, DAY 39: Worldwide - 31,530 (2); China - 31,213 (636); US - 12 (0)*
2/06, DAY 38: Worldwide - 28,353 (2); China - 28,088 (563); US - 12 (0)
2/05, DAY 37: Worldwide - 24,631 (2); China - 24,405 (494); US - 11 (0)
2/04, DAY 36: Worldwide - 20,704 (2); China - 20,492 (427); US - 11 (0)
2/03, DAY 35: Worldwide - 17,491 (1); China - 17,308 (361); US - 11 (0)
2/02, DAY 34: Worldwide - 17,065 (1); China - 16,884 (362); US - 9 (0)
2/01, DAY 33: Worldwide - 14,140 (0); China - 13,970 (304); US - 8 (0)
1/31, DAY 32: Worldwide - 9925 (0); China - 9783 (214); US - 6 (0)
1/30, DAY 31: Worldwide - 8200 (0); China - 7711 (170); US - 6 (0)
1/29, DAY 30: Worldwide - 6151 (0); China - 6151 (132); US - 5 (0)
SARS: Worldwide - 8098 (0); China - 5327 (349); US - 8 (0)

*GG NOTE: I like how The Big Wobble is doing the 'Day Count,' so I have decided to follow suit. Also, I noticed that Johns Hopkins does not have the death in Dubai listed, so I didn't include it either -- I will wait for them. Also, good point has been made about decline in reported cases in China -- have they run out of or are they very low on testing kits? How are they counting the people they have welded into their homes? .


Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in a visual explainer



A Stunning 400 Million People Are On Lockdown In China As Guangzhou Joins Quarantine

Guangzhou, the capital of China's southwestern Guangdong Province and the country's fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential supplies.

The decision means 3 provinces, 60 cities and 400 million people are now facing China's most-strict level of lockdown as Beijing struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak as the virus has already spread to more than 2 dozen countries.

That's more than 400 million people forcibly locked inside their homes for 638 deaths? Just think about that: If there was ever a reason to believe that Beijing is lying about the numbers (and not just because Tencent accidentally leaked the real data), this is it.(emphasis original)

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Yesterday, Beijing argued that the virus outbreak had 'peaked' as they cited a drop in the rate of new infections. However, others have suggested that the rate of new confirmed cases has more to do with Beijing's limited resources.

SINGAPORE: Singapore raised its national disease response level to Orange, the second-highest level and the same level from the SARS epidemic, according to the city-state's health ministry. It also confirmed three new coronavirus cases. While investigations are ongoing, none of the three appear to have a history of recent travel to China, suggesting they picked up the virus in Singapore.

'Orange' means the outbreak "is severe and spreads easily from person to person" but "has not spread widely in Singapore and is being contained," according to the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition color-coded framework. Singapore has never invoked its highest level, red, per BBG.

Millions Of Chinese Mourn "Martyr" Doctor Punished For Coronavirus Warnings

This is bad news for airlines, casinos and virtually every business (restaurants, bars any other business) in the nightlife or entertainment fields. A team of German scientists have determined that the coronavirus can survive for up to 9 days on a surface. That's bad news, because it means the virus, which was recently discovered to have some genetic markers in common with HIV, is much more hardy than the common flu. The researchers also commented on research from Chinese scientists who said the virus may have spread from bats to humans via the illegal trafficking of pangolins, one of the most heavily poached animals in the world (the species is beloved for its scales).

Royal Caribbean Ship With 12 Quarantined Passengers Docks In NJ; Ambulances, CDC On Scene

The passengers in quarantine will all be tested by the CDC, who was also awaiting the arrival of the ship on the scene. The passengers of the ship are all Chinese nationals - many of whom started exhibiting symptoms while aboard the ship, which was coming back from the Bahamas. (emphasis mine)

Cruise ship docks in Bayonne, NJ with sick Chinese nationals on board - VIDEO

GG: Note NO hazmat suits or protective gear. Uhhh . . . why not?

Citizen Journalists Who Exposed Beijing's Lies In Wuhan Have Suddenly Vanished

The crackdown on these journalists comes amid an outpouring of public anger over the death of a doctor who was wrongly victimized by police after attempting to warn the public about the outbreak. Beijing tried to cover up the death, denying it to the western press before the local hospital confirmed.

Truckloads Of Tropical Fruit Are Rotting At China's Border As Outbreak Hammers Farmers

GG: You would think China would allow the military to get this food and distribute it to people in lockdown in their homes. If they can go door to door inquisitioning the people about their temperatures and who all they have had contact with, then you would think that they could distribute this food as they go. If I read the article correctly, this food is fresh fruits and vegetables (short shelf life) that China has been regularly buying for years from outside China but has suddenly stopped taking, leaving the farmers in a financial freefall. Not good. China needs to up its game.

Coronavirus Triggers "Biggest Shock" To Oil Markets Since Lehman Crisis

Wuhan Institute Of Virology And Chinese Army Submit Patent For Gilead Anti-Ebola Drug To Fight Coronavirus

Virus Cases Explode On Quarantined Cruise Ship In Japan As China Claims Slowdown In Number Of New Cases

Is This A Hospital Or A Coronavirus Deathatorium?

Panicked Hong Kongers Hoard Food, Water, Supplies Amid Coronavirus Hysteria

Chaos has erupted in some areas as supermarkets have imposed limits on how many items customers can buy. Hundreds of shoppers have thronged aisles of supermarkets as they struggle to buy up as many consumer staples - rice, water, meat, noodles etc. - as they can again on Friday . . . . Hong Kong people returning from the mainland must stay home for a fortnight or risk a $3,200 fine and up to 6 months in jail. Non-Hong Kong residents must stay in government isolation centers or hotel rooms for the same period, facing the same penalties.

Epidemiologist Warns, You Can't Keep The Coronavirus Out Of The US

Rabobank: The Dilemma Facing China Is Truly Awful

We are, after all, talking about 80% of the economy, and 90% of exporters, simply not functioning.

Top 10 20 #CoronaVirusChina Tweets from BadBlue Tonight: 2.6.20


Michael Snyder: One AI-Powered Simulation Predicts That The Coronavirus Will Kill Up To 52 Million People
(GG: Worth the 2 minutes to read.)

Michael Snyder: This Coronavirus Outbreak Is Causing A Lot Of People To Go Completely Nuts

The Big Wobble: Coronavirus: Day 39: Feb 7th: Where is he? President Xi Jinping disappears: Another 41 people on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus: Whistleblower Dr, dead.

American Thinker: Dr. Li Wenliang: dead from coronavirus or communism?

Breitbart: Wuhan Ordered to Put Coronavirus-Infected Residents in Mass Quarantine Camps

During these wartime conditions, there must be no deserters,” Sun Chunlan said, “or they will be nailed to the pillar of historical shame forever.”

CIDRAP: WHO sees no sign of nCoV peak in China, cases rise overseas

Time Magazine: Paramedics Arrested In China For “Spreading Virus Rumors”


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