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calendar   Tuesday - March 10, 2020

Harvard Becomes Newest Online Only Campus

Harvard: Pack It Up, And Don’t Come Back After Spring Break

Harvard University has told all students to move out of their dorms by Sunday, is canceling classes on campus and moving all courses online to try to “de-densify” the campus and limit any spread of the new coronavirus. 

“The decision to move to virtual instruction was not made lightly,” University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in a letter to students and staff that was posted online Tuesday. “The goal of these changes is to minimize the need to gather in large groups and spend prolonged time in close proximity with each other in spaces such as classrooms, dining halls, and residential buildings.”

The school is transitioning to online instruction for graduate and undergraduate students with plans to offer all classes online by March 23, he said. Harvard is also limiting non-essential meetings to no more than 25 people, he said.

Harvard’s spring break starts Saturday and ends March 22 and its spring term ends in late April. The university said students shouldn’t return to campus after the break.

Monkey see monkey doo, or “an abundance of caution”: other campuses follow suit:

On Monday, Princeton announced similar measures, telling students that classes would be taught online following spring break. As a precaution, Ohio State University President Michael Drake also told students on Monday that all instruction for its more than 68,000 students would take place online until the end of March, although none of the state’s three confirmed cases are associated with the university.

The University of Washington in Seattle told students last week it would move temporarily move online and resume normal operations by the end of March, affecting nearly 50,000 students.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/10/2020 at 01:31 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 06, 2020

Bio Jihad?

Pretty much what I implied the other day. If you think this is an accident, or just a case of someone being uppity and stubborn, think again.

Italy: Patient Zero is a Pakistani who ignored quarantine to deliver take-out Chinese food to hundreds

The man, a Pakistani, although asymptomatic, was invited by Italian health authorities to place himself in quarantine at his home in the Pavia area, but did not follow the suggestion and went on as if nothing had happened at the Chinese restaurant where he worked.

A young man of Pakistani origin residing in a municipality of Lomellina, in the Pavia area, tested positive for the Coronavirus and was asked to stay home for two weeks so as not to infect others.

According to Adnkronos, instead the foreigner ignored what should be common sense, and thought it well not to respect the quarantine. And he compounded the risk by making home deliveries of Chinese food.

Fortunately, the Carabinieri of the local station, who intervened following an anonymous report by some particularly attentive citizen, thought about stopping the careless migrant. The military intervened to return him to his home, at least for the period provided for by the protocol in cases like this.

The migrant was reported for failure to comply with the provisions of the judicial authority, an offense for which imprisonment of up to three months is foreseen or a maximum fine of 206 euros, as required by article 650 of the Italian penal code.

The Carabinieri have been busy reconstructing all the movements of the young man, in order to identify as many people as possible with whom he came into contact. In the meantime, the military has closed the Chinese restaurant.

The province of Pavia, as well as the entire Lombardy region, has been particularly affected by the Coronavirus epidemic. The alarming numbers led to the decision to keep Italian schools closed for another week, not only in Lombardy but also in Veneto and Emilia-Romagna, as well as other regions.




And just like Kung Flu, this bio-jihad attitude is contagious too.

Expect such actions to become major felonies real soon, and expect that even saying such things will soon be categorized as hate crimes.

Let no crisis go to waste. Forward the State!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/06/2020 at 11:04 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 05, 2020

going viral

too darn many news stories on Kung Flu



•  Sick guy was told by doc to stay home. He goes to party. Now everybody is kung flu fighting. What a dick. I expect to see nearly instant and very strong changes in social behavior as this thing runs rampant. Everyone will be watching everyone for coughs, sneezes, touching, etc. Sanitizer wipes will be everywhere. Pack your mask and your nitrile gloves in your pockets.


•  Welcome to NJ. Yeah, it’s those same people who had the big measles thing last year, and before that the hepatitis outbreak. Not the best way to win friends.


•  Airport health screener has it. I have to wonder, how many people did he infect and not know it? Some jobs should be done by robots.


•  Darn, you can no longer kiss your dog in Hong Kong. Despite doggie masks, pets are getting sick with this too.


•  Hungary gets it, but not from Chinese. From Iranians. Hasn’t the world put them all on lockdown yet?? And now that Turkey has opened their borders to the EU, is a new biological diaspora intifada starting up? Zombie Apocalypse? This kind of thing can lead to war. Bad.


•  The American Solution: Bury the disease in money and pork Congress approves $7.8 billion to do whatever it takes. 3 times more than Trump asked for. Sorry, I’m too much of a cynic to wonder which shysters are going to get even richer from this, and I expect ZERO fiscal accountability. Exactly 2 Republicans voted against it, saying it was way too much money for now. Maybe later, but not now.


•  Latest fatality: small airlines? Maybe our One World masters should just put a leash on the banks and credit card companies for a while, and ready some kind of virus welfare handouts for the millions who are going to lose work, jobs, homes.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/05/2020 at 06:05 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 04, 2020

Hey Goombah, Thanks For Nothing!!

23 Italian Tourists Visit India. 17 Have Coronavirus.

A group of Italian tourists have been put in quarantine in India, with 17 testing positive for the new coronavirus, a source told AFP Wednesday.

Italy is a hotspot of the deadly virus with 79 deaths and more than 2,500 infected, while India’s official case total stands at only 21.

After two out of a group of 23 tourists who arrived in the country last month tested positive in the western state of Rajasthan, the other 21 were put under quarantine in a special facility in New Delhi on Tuesday.

“Out of the 21 tourists, 15 have been tested positive for coronavirus. We are awaiting test results of the others,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

Worldwide around 3,200 people have died from the virus with more than 90,000 infections, with China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan the worst affected.

India has now stepped up preventative measures including barring visitors from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, except diplomats and officials from international bodies.

No doubt they won’t let anyone from China in either, but I guess that’s a given at this point pretty much anywhere in the world.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/04/2020 at 12:51 PM   
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calendar   Monday - March 02, 2020

Tribalism, Panic, Self-Destructive Tendencies

Iranians In Bandar Abbas Burn Down Clinic Because COVID Patients From Another Town Were There

Residents in Bandar Abbas in Southern Iran have burned down a hospital as they believed that patients carrying the Coronavirus had been admitted there. 

Rumours started circulating that people from another town infected with Covid-19 had been admitted at the hospital.

However, the hospital’s spokesman said that was a lie and no coronavirus patients were there, according to news channel al-Arabija.

A clinic in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas was torched on Friday because some people believed that coronavirus patients from another city were quarantined in it, according to Iranian media reports.

Rumors spread that 10 infected people were transported from the city of Qom, the epicenter of the virus in Iran, to Towhid Clinic, according to social media posts.

However, the semi-official Fars News Agency referred to the claims of people being transferred to the southern Bandar Abbas city as “unfounded rumors” and that this information “angered” some residents who then set fire to the clinic.

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Meanwhile, Iran seems to feel that hospitals and clinics can be purified with incense. Way to join the 21st Century!!



And if that doesn’t work, in the middle of this outbreak they’re out there licking shrines one after another.

Iran has arrested two individuals who were filmed licking religious shrines in the Shia holy cities of Qom and Mashhad amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to state media.

Videos showing Iranians kissing and licking Shia shrines despite the risks of coronavirus have gone viral online, amid controversy over calls to close access to the shrines as the country continues to suffer from an outbreak of the deadly virus.

As of Monday, 66 in the country had died from the virus and there are 1,501 confirmed cases. A man who was filmed licking the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad was arrested, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

Another man who was filmed licking the Fatima Masumeh shrine in Qom has also been arrested, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Monday.

The representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Qom had previously urged Iranians to visit the Fatima Masumeh shrine, calling it a “place of healing,” despite the coronavirus outbreak in the city.




UPDATE: Burning Down The Clinic is now the Hong Kong approach too??

Hong Kong police arrested 115 people between Saturday night and Monday morning for several violent incidents over the weekend that included the use of Molotov cocktails to attack designated Chinese coronavirus treatment centers.

In there defense it should be noted that these were the Hong Kong protesters we haven’t heard from in the past couple months, and they were being tear gassed, shot at, and beaten by the cops, often just for assembling. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/02/2020 at 04:27 PM   
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Typhoid Murphy?

Somebody Test Dem Senator Chris Murphy ASAP !!??!

Even worse than his Logan Act defying behavior with Iran, Senator Murphy may have brought back COVID-19 as a parting gift of the Iranians.  Ouch.

This year’s Munich Security Conference may go down in history as the COVID-19 viral super-spreader “event of the century,” if not in all of recorded history. That’s because the Munich 2020 event took place from February Friday 14-Sunday 16, and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attended.

Unknown to apparently all the high security-minded attendees, FM Zarif was likely carrying much more than the dark secret that the COVID-19 virus had already begun rampaging through the highest echelons of the Iranian government and society.  FM Zarif , or one of his minions, was likely carrying the actual COVID-19, and infected who knows how many of the world’s highest and most influential politicians at the Munich event.

In fact, US Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut, not only met FM Zarif, but met him in Zarif’s hotel suite where there was likely a rat’s nest of COVID-19.  Unless drastic steps are taken, Sen. Murphy may become the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19, and infect the entire US Senate and House of Representatives.

Plenty more at the link. Sure, it’s all just conjecture. At this moment in time. Maybe the safest course of action is to have Murphy, along with every member of the House and Senate, along with all their staff and families, self quarantine for 30 days or so. There may be a large cruise ship or two available for that.

UPDATE: I just love it when I’m ahead of the curve But I didn’t know that 1) Murphy is pro-islam, 2) John Fuckface Kerry was there too, along with pedo-whore chaser Bob Menendez

Calls Grow To Quarantine Murphy

Following the death of Commander Soleimani Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) lashed out at President Trump for assassinating the Iranian al-Quds terrorist leader who was responsible for the deaths and maiming of HUNDREDS of US soldiers.
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It soon became apparent why Murphy was sooo upset with Soleimani’s death. Senator Murphy has a history of supporting Iran’s mullahs.  Murphy is a routine speaker at the NIAC Council, the regime’s lobby house in the US.

Trita Parsi, the regime’s top activist at NIAC, has praised Senator Murphy for his support of NIAC’s efforts. [ Natioanl Islamic Action Committee or something ]

In February Senator Murphy was caught meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif in a secret meeting in Munich.

Also present were Sen. Menendez, Sen. Van Hollen and John Kerry.

The meeting took place in Zarif’s apartment in Germany, which means that it was likely bugged.

“bugged” being the double entendre, no doubt.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/02/2020 at 04:13 PM   
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CoVid-19 Strikes Iran’s Leader

Allah Says Hi

Iranian Leaders Sick And Dying From Wu Flu

A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei died of coronavirus on Monday.

Mohammad Mirmohammadi, 71, is among a growing number of government officials to contract the virus. He is the first to die.

Iran has logged more deaths than anywhere outside of China, with 54 confirmed fatalities and 978 infections.
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A close adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died of the coronavirus, as the country continues to record a higher death toll than anywhere outside of China.

Mohammad Mirmohammadi, 71, died in hospital in Tehran on Monday, The Associated Press (AP) reported, citing Iranian state radio. Mirmohammadi had been a member of Khamenei’s Expediency Council since 2017.

As of Monday morning, Iran had confirmed 978 infections and 54 deaths. China, which has reported more than 80,000 cases and 3,048 deaths, sent a delegation of experts to Iran to help fight the outbreak.

The situation in Iran is cause for concern, according to the AP, as more than half of the 1,150 cases confirmed across the Middle East can be traced back to the country.

On Tuesday, Iran’s deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi revealed he had contacted the virus. The day before he was seen sweating and looking unwell at a press conference.

On Thursday, it was reported that one of Iran’s vice presidents, Masoumeh Ebtekar, had contracted the virus. Ebtekar was in a meeting with Rouhani and the Iranian cabinet as recently as Wednesday.

I would not be at all surprised if the average Achmed in the bazaar sees this situation as a holy sign.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/02/2020 at 10:37 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 26, 2020

coronavirus briefing

President Trump has given the job of leading the corona taskforce to Vice President Pence.

This is a great opportunity for him, and for us. We haven’t seen all that much of the VP so far. This will be a very public task for him, regardless of how much of a figurehead he may be here. Under the microscope, under major pressure, in front of the microphones constantly. Can the former Governor of Indiana manage and coordinate, get people to do their best, get everyone to get along, to pull together? Is he a leader, or merely a Tweeter? Can he be a hero, or will he be a zero? I want to see him become an instant expert, not just a delegater. Perfect training for a possible future President.

Go get ‘em Mike.

Meanwhile, President Trump has said that the $2.5 Billion is a starting point; more will be available if necessary.

It looks like making gowns and N95 masks is going to shift into super high gear, while the President hopes they won’t be necessary. There will also be a big “what you can do at home” info blitz. Internationally, the President is going to play it by ear with travel and trade restrictions. I’m not sure that’s the best way, but slamming and locking the door would trash the global economy overnight, which is something he (and everybody else) wants to avoid.

Looks like international tourism is going to take an even bigger hit in the near future.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/26/2020 at 06:54 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 20, 2020

another case of the sniffles

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Medical staff move a patient suspected of contracting the coronavirus in Daegu. Photograph: Kim Jong-un/AP

South Korean city of Daegu goes into total lockdown as cult church super spreader passes WuFlu around, nearly doubling number of cases in South Korea in one day. 60 more probably in a couple days.

The South Korean city of Daegu was facing an “unprecedented crisis” after coronavirus infections that centred on a controversial “cult” church surged to 38 cases, accounting for nearly half of the country’s total.

The city of 2.5 million people, which is two hours south of the capital Seoul, was turned into a ghost town after health officials said the bulk of country’s 31 new cases announced on Thursday were linked to a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus.

“We are in an unprecedented crisis,” Daegu’s mayor, Kwon Young-jin, told reporters.

He ordered the shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries, according to the news agency Yonhap. Schools in the city were considering postponing the beginning of the spring term scheduled for early March.

Shopping malls and movie theatres were empty and the usually busy city centre streets were quiet. A concert featuring BTS and other K-pop stars that was set for Daegu Stadium on 8 March has been postponed.

The defence ministry banned troops stationed in Daegu from leaving their barracks and receiving guests. The US military imposed similar restrictions on its army base in the city, which houses thousands of troops, family members and civilian employees, curbing travel and closing schools and child care centres.

In what the Korean centre for disease control called a “super spreader” event, almost half of the country’s total of 82 infections have been linked to a 61-year-old woman who worships at the Daegu church, an entity often accused of being a cult.

She first developed a fever on 10 February but reportedly twice refused to be tested for the coronavirus on the grounds that she had not recently travelled abroad. She attended at least four services before being diagnosed.

So far, 37 other members of the church have been confirmed as infected.

Shincheonji claims that its founder, Lee Man-hee, has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to Heaven, body and soul, on the Day of Judgement.

Daegu’s municipal government said there were 1,001 Shincheonji members in the city, all of whom had been asked to self-quarantine, with 90 of them currently showing symptoms.

“We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not travelled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community,” it said in a statement.

They don’t have wet market bats for sale in South Korea do they? Not trying to be flippant, but if she hasn’t been abroad, then someone she’s been in recent contact with has. Or else there are other infected people just walking around. There has to be a vector somewhere.

In South Korea the stunning Oscar successes of local film “Parasite” had briefly knocked coronavirus off front pages.

But the outbreak was back with a vengeance. By late Thursday, 53 new cases of the virus were reported, more than doubling the country’s total to 104; on Wednesday the total had been just 51. The country also reported its first death from the virus, a 63-year-old who had been bed-ridden for 20 days.

The sudden spike in cases came largely in the southeastern city of Daegu, where 51 out of the day’s 53 new cases originated.

According to reports early in the day, of the cases in Daegu, 23 stemmed from one un-named woman, a worshipper at a church in the industrial city that lies some 150 miles (233 km) southeast of Seoul, with a population of 2.3 million.

Due to the number of people she allegedly infected, she has been labeled a “super carrier.”

The difference between 38 and 51 cases reported could be because the second news article is a few hours younger than the first. Daegu may be starting to go exponential. Mutation? More susceptible? We may never know.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/20/2020 at 03:43 PM   
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calendar   Monday - February 17, 2020

spooky

Dean Koontz, prolific author of mystery/thriller/supernatural novels, wrote a book in 1981 about a militarily engineered virus that gets loose in Wuhan China with disastrous results.

In Eye Of Darkness he named the killer bug Wuhan-400.

In another strange coincidence, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which houses China’s only level four biosafety laboratory, the highest-level classification of labs that study the deadliest viruses, is just 32km from the epicentre of the current coronavirus outbreak. The opening of the maximum-security lab was covered in a 2017 story in the journal Nature, which warned of safety risks in a culture where hierarchy trumps an open culture.

Fringe conspiracy theories that the coronavirus involved in the current outbreak appears to be man-made and likely escaped from the Wuhan virology lab have been circulated, but have been widely debunked. In fact the lab was one of the first to sequence the coronavirus.

Yeah, no. Nice try. Not debunked, just misdirected. While it is true that the Wuhan Institute of Virology did sequence this coronavirus, and it is the only BSL-4 “level 4” lab in China, there are TWO virology labs in Wuhan. The WIV is about 20 miles away from the epicenter, but the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention is almost RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from the wet market. Less than 300 yards away. And it is NOT a BSL-4 lab. Nobody seems to know, or have asked, what BSL (biohazard safety level) rating that place has. And they studied bat diseases there, and so on and so on. Researchers bitten, covered with bat pee, 605 live infected “horseshoe” bats on hand, etc.

Still, it’s a helluva coincidence that Koontz wrote this thriller all those years ago. Or maybe not; Wuhan has been known for a very long time to have been a chemical weapons research center for the Japanese during WWII ...

British writer Paul French, who specialises in books about China, says many of the elements around viruses in China relate back to the second world war, which may have been a factor in Koontz’s thinking.

“The Japanese definitely did do chemical weapons research in China, which we mostly associate with Unit 731 in Harbin and northern China. But they also stored chemical weapons in Wuhan – which Japan admitted,” says French.

... so stretching “chemistry” into “organic chemistry” into biologic R&D, aka virology, isn’t that huge a leap, especially for an author with a very active and dark imagination.

And Wuhan is the crossroads of China. Rivers, trains, highways. It’s the perfect location.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2020 at 09:21 PM   
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Well no kidding, again

Chinese Report: Kung Flu may have come from virus lab in Wuhan

Tell us what we all figured out at least 6 weeks ago.

Chinese scientists believe the deadly coronavirus may have started life in a research facility just 300 yards from the Wuhan fish market.

A new bombshell paper from the Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology says that the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHCDC) could have spawned the contagion in Hubei province.

‘The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus,’ penned by scholars Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao claims the WHCDC kept disease-ridden animals in laboratories, including 605 bats.

It also mentions that bats - which are linked to coronavirus - once attacked a researcher and ‘blood of bat was on his skin.’

The report says: ‘Genome sequences from patients were 96% or 89% identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus originally found in Rhinolophus affinis (intermediate horseshoe bat).’

It describes how the only native bats are found around 600 miles away from the Wuhan seafood market and that the probability of bats flying from Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces was minimal.

In addition there is little to suggest the local populace eat the bats as evidenced by testimonies of 31 residents and 28 visitors.

Instead the authors point to research being carried out withing a few hundred yards at the WHCDC.

One of the researchers at the WHCDC described quarantining himself for two weeks after a bat’s blood got on his skin, according to the report. That same man also quarantined himself after a bat urinated on him.

I am not sure how honest a news source the UK Daily Mail is. About average I’d guess, although they run a whole lot of tabloid level stuff.

I saw this news at ZeroHedge the other day, a web site that has gone over the tinfoil edge.  Ok, I want to believe they’ve gone over the edge, after reading a very long, very detailed, but generally only lightly referenced paper there the other day. It traced (and connected all the dots of) viral research back to (Wiki link) psychotic war criminal Dr. Ishii, Unit 731, and the death camps in Japan in WWII to the US military germ warfare programs of the 50s to specifying all the crop and livestock attacks the CIA made on Cuba. the disease attacks in Central America, how the Army released Lyme disease from Plum Island, how Hantavirus was used in the Korean war and may have been engineered to kill Native Americans, and on and on. Mentions in detail that even today there are companies contracted with our government growing anthrax and other diseases thousands of liters at a time. A tiny part of that massive essay was that yes, the Wuhan virus was engineered almost right next door to the wet market, and even names the researchers involved. Horry Clap. And this 2 hour read was really only about bio-warfare efforts in our country. God knows what goes on in China and Russia and elsewhere.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2020 at 10:25 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 13, 2020

well no kidding

There are no people with kun flu in North Korea. No living ones at any rate.

North Korean official reportedly executed for breaking coronavirus quarantine

A North Korean official who returned from China has reportedly been executed for going to a public bath in violation of his quarantine – while experts express doubts about Pyongyang’s claim that the hermit kingdom doesn’t have a single case of the coronavirus.

The trade official, who had been placed in isolation after traveling to China, was arrested and immediately shot for risking the spread of the deadly disease, the Dong-a Ilbo news outlet in South Korea reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to “rule by military law” against anyone who leaves quarantine without permission.

There are probably no living North Koreans with pneumonia, flu, or the common cold either. Or not for long. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/13/2020 at 06:07 PM   
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Whistling Past The Graveyard

I’m not gonna, I’m not gonna, I don’t wanna, I won’t ... ach crivens, I have to.

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•   China is switching to a new and faster method to identify infected people, which will skew the numbers a bit until it becomes more widely used. Hopefully this new method is more accurate, and concomitant with greater reporting transparency. IOW, stop fudging the published data.


•   In the meantime, reports surface that Chinese men are 9 times more likely to get it than Chinese women. Smoking and other bad habits may be factors, like diabetes and eating rice.


•   Asians - Chinese specifically - appear to be more susceptible overall.



The conspiracy squad is getting really amped up. How amazing is it, that after a generation or so of China’s One Child policy that saw a huge spike in the numbers of surviving male children, that a winnowing disease that seems to target those excess males shows up, just a few blocks from the top bio weapons / virology research lab in the country? Seeded of course, with bio agents stolen from Canada a couple years back, and also perhaps with this Boston area college Leiber/Zaosong/Chinese military thing ...

[ January 28, 2020 ] A Harvard University professor and two other Chinese nationals were federally indicted in three separate cases for allegedly lying to the US about their involvement with China’s government, the US attorney for the district of Massachusetts announced Tuesday.
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Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, who is the chair of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, is accused of lying about working with several Chinese organizations, where he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from Chinese entities, US Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference.

According to court documents, Lieber’s research group at Harvard had received over $15 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, which requires disclosing foreign financial conflicts of interests.

The complaint alleges that Lieber had lied about his affiliation with the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and a contract he had with a Chinese talent recruitment plan to attract high-level scientists to the country.
He was being paid $50,000 per month by the Chinese university and given $1.5 million to establish a nanoscience research lab at WUT, the complaint said.

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Lieber. In a statement, Harvard called the charges “extremely serious.”

“Harvard is cooperating with federal authorities, including the National Institutes of Health, and is conducting its own review of the alleged misconduct,” the university said in a statement. “Professor Lieber has been placed on indefinite administrative leave.”

In a separate indictment unsealed Tuesday, Yanqing Ye, a 29-year-old Chinese national, was charged with visa fraud, making false statements, conspiracy and being an unregistered agent, the US attorney’s office said.
Yanqing had falsely identified herself as a “student” on her visa application and lied about her military service while she was employed as a scientific researcher at Boston University, according to the indictment. She admitted to federal officers during an April 2019 interview that she held the rank of lieutenant with the People’s Liberation Army, court documents show. Yanqing is accused of accessing US military websites and sending US documents and information to China, according to documents.

Last week, a cancer researcher, Zaosong Zheng, was indicted for trying to smuggle 21 vials of biological material out of the US to China and lying about it to federal investigators, Lelling said.
Zaosong, 30, whose entry was sponsored by Harvard University, had hidden the vials in a sock before boarding the plane, according to Lelling.

[ sarc ] As a precaution against further incidents, DHS and FAA have now banned socks from all international flights. [ /sarc ]


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/13/2020 at 11:30 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 12, 2020

Even Disease Is Now PC

The WHO: We will be fooled again?

World Health Organization Names It COVID-19

The rest of us just call it the Wuhan virus, although I’m really leaning towards Kung Flu

The World Health Organization on Tuesday finally gave an official name to the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1,000 people: COVID-19.

“Co” is for coronavirus, “Vi” is for virus, “D” is for disease and “19” since it was detected in late 2019, officials said.

The name was chosen because the agency wanted something “pronounceable and related to the disease,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. “We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people.”

The infectious disease had been previously referred to in reports as the Wuhan coronavirus since it originated in the central Chinese metropolis.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros added.

It’s not like the entire world didn’t know that the virus came out of Wuhan China. Or that bats, snakes, and now maybe pangolins are part of the vector. Wet markets with all their filth and germs.

Who is WHO trying to kid? But oh noes, don’t use a name that might stigmatize anything. Like Typhoid Mary, or Spanish Flu. Or even MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome thing from a few years back. What a crock.

I do agree that just saying “coronavirus” is shortsighted, because there are many coronaviruses. But until 2 months ago, almost no one outside of a medical lab had ever heard the term.

“covid 19” isn’t much easier to say than 2019-nCov, which could just as easily be nCov-2019 or nCov-19. Saying “Enn cahv 19” is as easy as “coe vid 19”. And just as non-stigmatic. And pretty much the same name that the accurate media has been using already.

But if PC forces me to abstain from saying “Wuhan virus” I really want to go with Kung Flu. It’s obliquely referential to China but not bluntly stigmatizing. “Kung Pao Sicken” could work too, which would add in a food reference for this “novel” Bat Soup Death Broth thing.

There may never have actually been someone named Mary who spread typhoid. These days we say Patient Zero. And the Spanish Flu didn’t come from Spain, which everybody knows. But this one did come from China. From Wuhan China. And from eating bats and snakes.


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