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Re: Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - News and Discussion

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:54 pm

Russia: Almost 5,000 new cases in one day...

Russian COVID-19 cases rise by daily record of 4,785
19/04/20 17:42
MOSCOW, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Russia has registered a daily record of 4,785 COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, with the total number jumping to 36,793 as of Saturday, official data showed.

The death toll climbed to 313 from 273 the previous day, while 3,057 people have recovered, including 467 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement.

Moscow, the worst-hit city across the country, confirmed 2,649 new cases over the last 24 hours, reporting 20,754 cases so far.
- Xinhua/ Fresh News
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Re: Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - News and Discussion

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:03 pm

Here are the latest coronavirus figures from China reported by Reuters news, whether you believe them or not.

April 19, 2020 / 9:14 AM / Updated 17 minutes ago
China's new coronavirus cases fall, eyes on northeastern province
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 18, the lowest since March 17 and down from 27 a day earlier, according to data published on Sunday.

Despite the declines in new confirmed cases, authorities are still on guard against a major resurgence, which could be socially and economically destabilising.

Notably, the northeastern province of Heilongjiang has seen a surge in infected travellers arriving from Russia in recent weeks, and is now battling to contain a flare-up in local cases.

The data from China’s National Health Commission showed nine of the new cases reported on Saturday were imported infections, the lowest since March 13 and down from 17 a day earlier. The remaining seven confirmed cases were locally transmitted, down from 10 the previous day.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland reached 82,735 as of April 18, while the total death toll from the virus stood at 4,632.

Heilongjiang has reported 39 new local cases in the past 10 days, or more than 50% of all the new 73 local cases reported in the mainland during the same period.

Most of the cases were related to one imported case in the provincial capital Harbin.

On Friday, a total of 18 officials in Harbin, including a vice mayor, were punished.

To contain the outbreak quickly, the Heilongjiang government is cautioning against family gatherings, cross infections at hospitals, and slow reporting in epidemic investigations, according to a statement on the provincial government website.

“The biggest political task at present is to stop the rebound and spread of the epidemic,” Wang Yongkang, vice governor of Heilongjiang, was quoted as saying.

Elsewhere in mainland China, all areas in central Hubei province including Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, are now considered low-risk.

However, a Beijing central district is seen as high-risk, according to a social media post by the State Council, or Cabinet.

On April 15, the Chinese capital reported three local cases, all of which were linked to an imported infection.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... 2101K?il=0
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Post by IraHayes » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:38 am

A scathing rebuke of an open letter to the editor-in-chief of Germany’s Bild newspaper.

https://www.bild.de/politik/internation ... .bild.html
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Re: Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - News and Discussion

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:43 pm

NEW ZEALAND - Latest Update:
Live: Lockdown alert level 4 to end Monday April 27 - PM announces
16:09, Apr 20 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the level 4 lockdown will continue for one more week with it coming to an end at 11.59pm on Monday April 27. We will then be at level 3 for at least two weeks.

8 hours ago
What You Need To Know:
* New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm Monday April 27.
* The country will be in Alert Level 3 for two weeks, before being reviewed by Cabinet on May 11.
* On Monday April 20, there were 9 new cases, made up of 7 new confirmed cases and 2 new probable cases.
* The total number of cases to 1440.
* 974 cases had recovered, up 62 from the day before.
* 12 people have died.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health ... ent-at-4pm
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Post by nemo » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:53 pm

As I sit here in my involuntary isolation, it was just reported that overnight 743 more people died and 5.249 new cases have been reported. This brings the total cases of infection to 69,176 and the body count to 6,820. We take relief in knowing that 8,326 people have recovered so far. (Numbers as of 3/24, 8:30pm in Italy.)

Most towns here in Italy, from the upper reaches of the Alps to the ancient shores of Sicilia and Sardenia, while not deserted, are closer to being ghost towns than the bustling centers of tourism, business and daily life they were just a few weeks ago.

Stores and shops have been shuttered. Restaurants and coffee shops no longer serve customers. Schools, universities, sporting arenas…even our museums and theaters…all closed. Even the Vatican City has closed its gates and armed patrols monitor the 20 foot tall walls that protect it!

Streets and roads are now empty for as far as the eye can see. Normally they would be filled with crazed Italian drivers in tiny cars and scooters (the ones that sound like demonic insects) darting here and there, reaching the limits of centrifugal force on our roundabouts. In the piazze of our towns and cities, there are now officially more pigeons than people.

Many of us know someone who has been infected and recovered. Some of us know someone who did not recover … now they are dead. But everyone knows someone who has been affected by this microscopic monster in one way or another.

Sixty million of us are in lockdown. It is like a war zone here. We are being held prisoner in our own homes by an unseen enemy that sneaked in unnoticed by most of us. As you will read in just a few more minutes, there were those who knew something like this was coming . . or at least they should have.

So who is to blame? With all this craziness swirling like a whirlpool at our feet, I just had to find the blame answer. And so I have spent my free time (of which I have a lot in these days) digging and researching. I was literally shocked to discover how this has come to be.

I am not going to bore you with talk of Patient ‘0’ who spread it to Patient ‘1’ and how mathematics efficiently explains the rapid expansion of infection. No, I am going to tell you how (as I see it) the virus came to Italy.

It has everything to do with communists. Allow me to explain.

Beginning in about 2014, Matteo Renzi, the imbecile ex-mayor of Firenze (Florence) acting as the leader of the Partito Democratico (synonymous with the Italian Communist party), somehow managed to get himself elected as Italy’s Prime Minister. To give you a proper frame of reference, Matteo Renzi was so far left, he would make Barack Obama look like Barry Goldwater.

At the same time that Renzi was leading Italy into oblivion, strange things were happening in Italy’s economy. Banks were failing, but not closing. Retirement ages were being extended. For some reason the pension funds were dwindling or disappearing. The national sales tax we call IVA (Value Added Tax) rose from 18% to 20%, then to 21% and again to 22%.

And in the midst of all this financial chicanery, the Chinese began furiously buying up Italian real estate and businesses in the North.

Now, the reason I mention Renzi and the Chinese together is that strange things were also going on between the governments of Italy and China. A blind eye was being turned to the way the Chinese were buying businesses in the financial, telecommunication, industrial, and fashion sectors of Italy’s economy, all of which take place in Milano.

To be brief, China was getting away with purchases and acquisitions in violation of Italian law and EU Trade Agreements with the US and the UK - and no one in either of those countries (not Obama in the US or Cameron in the UK) said a thing in their country’s defense. As a matter of fact, much of it was hidden from the public in all three countries.

In 2014, China infused the Italian economy with €5 billion through purchases of companies costing less than €100 million each. By the time Renzi left office (in disgrace) in 2016, Chinese acquisitions had exceeded €52 billion. When the dust settled, China owned more than 300 companies, representing 27% of the major Italian corporations.

The Bank of China now owns five major banks in Italy, all of which had been secretly (and illegally) propped up by Renzi using pilfered pension funds! Soon after, the China Milano Equity Exchange was opened and much of Italy’s wealth was being funneled back to the Chinese mainland.

Chinese state entities own Italy’s major telecommunication corporation (Telecom) as well as its major utilities (ENI and ENEL). Upon entry into the telecommunication market, Huawei established a facility in Segrate, a suburb of Milano. It launched is first research center there and worked on the study of microwaves which has resulted in the possibly-dangerous technology we call 5G.

China also now owns controlling interest in Fiat-Chrysler, Prysmian and Terna. You will be surprised to know that when you put a set of Pirelli tires on your car, the profits are going to China. Yep, the Chinese colossus of ChemChina, a chemical industry titan, bought that company, too!

Last but not least is Ferretti yachts, the most prestigious yacht builder in Europe. Incredibly, it is no longer owned by the Ferretti family.

But the sector in which Chinese companies invested most was Italy’s profitable fashion industry. The Pinco Pallino, Miss Sixty, Sergio Tacchini, Roberta di Camerino and Mariella Burani brands have been acquired by 100%.

Designer Salvatore Ferragamo sold 16% and Caruso sold 35%. The most famous case is Krizia, purchased in 2014 by Shenzhen Marisfrolg Fashion Company, one of the leaders of high-priced, ready-to-wear fashions in Asia.

Throughout all of these purchases and acquisitions, Renzi’s government afforded the Chinese unrestricted and unfettered access to Italy and its financial markets, many coming through without customs inspections.

Quite literally, tens of thousands of Chinese came in through Milano (illegally) and went back out carrying money, technology, and corporate secrets.

Thousands more were allowed to enter and disappeared into shadows of Milano and other manufacturing cities of Lombardy, only to surface in illegal sewing shops, producing knock-off designer clothes and slapping ‘Made In Italy’ labels on them. All with the tacit approval of the Renzi government.

It was not until there was a change in the governing party in Italy that the sweatshops and the illegal entry and departure of Chinese nationals was stopped. Matteo Salvini, representing the Lega Nord party, closed Italy’s ports to immigrants and systematically began disassembling the sweatshops and deporting those in Italy illegally.

But his rise to power was short-lived. Italy is a communist country. Socialism is in the national DNA. Ways were found to remove Salvini, after which the communist party, under the direction of Giuseppe Conte, reopened the ports. Immediately, thousands of unvetted, undocumented refugees from the Middle East and East Africa began pouring in again.

Access was again provided to the Chinese, under the old terms, and as a consequence thousands of Chinese, the majority from Wuhan, began arriving in Milano.

In December of last year, the first inklings of a coronavirus were noticed in Lombardy - in the Chinese neighborhoods. There is no doubt amongst senior medical officials that the virus was brought here from China.

By the end of January 2020 cases were being reported left and right. By mid-February the virus was beginning to seriously overload the Lombardy hospitals and medical clinics. They are now in a state of collapse.

The Far-Left politicians sold out and betrayed the Italian people with open border policies and social justice programs. One of the reasons the health care system collapsed so quickly is because the Renzi government (and now continued under the Conte government) redirected funds meant to sustain the medical system, to pay for the tens of thousands of immigrants brought in to Italy against the will of the Italian people.

If you remember the horrible earthquake that decimated the villages around Amatricia, in the mountains east of Rome in 2015, you would also remember how the world responded by sending millions of dollars to help those affected.

But there is a law in Italy that prevents private donations to charitable Italian organizations. All money and donations received must be turned over to a government agency, who in turn is to appropriate the funds as needed. But that agency is corrupt, just as are all the others.

Most of the money never reached a single victim in the mountains. The Renzi government redirected the vast majority of those funds to pay for the growing immigrant and refugee costs.

As the economy worsened under the burden of illegal immigration, compounded by gross government spending and incompetence, unemployment rose quickly…especially among young people. The unemployment rate for men and women under age 35 is close to 40%.

So more money was diverted from the health care system and used to pay what is known here as guaranteed income. Whether you work or not you are paid here, especially if you belong to the PD! The government simply raises taxes on those who do work.

Let me give you a quick example of the height of insanity to which Italian taxation has risen. If you live in a building that has a balcony or balconies - and any of those balconies cast a shadow on the ground, you must pay a public shadow tax! I will say no more!

The point I am trying to make here is that not only did the Chinese bring the virus to Italy (and the rest of the world) it was far-Left politics and policies that facilitated it.

This should hopefully be a warning to Americans that while they work to rid themselves of the China Virus, they should just as vehemently endeavor to rid their government of any politician that circumvents the Constitution and ignores the laws of the land . . . plain and simple.

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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:21 pm

Yeah, Capt'nN, some very valid points, but the biggest take away is just the "Italian" bit.
Italian politics has always been a world of extremism, corruption and chaos. By left and right.

It is the centre right in Oz that are the biggest compradores for the chinese takeover.
The centre left NZ gov has introduced the toughest anti foreign buyout laws ever.
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Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:52 am

As this goes on, it just feels to me is that this is the new norm.
social distancing, face masks, lockdows, numerous deaths and no one traveling.
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:50 am

Here's a very preliminary study tracking COVID19 antibodies in the general population of Los Angeles County. The analysis of results from a wide variety of people, through a small sample of 863, indicates that the infection rate is far higher, by about 50+ times, than estimates based on CV19 testing. This means that the mortality rate is far lower, well below 1.0%.
The initial results from the first large-scale study tracking the spread of the coronavirus in the county found that 4.1% of adults have antibodies to the virus in their blood, an indication of past exposure.

That translates to roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults who have recovered from an infection, once margin of error is taken into account, according to the researchers conducting the study. The county had reported fewer than 8,000 cases at that time.
Another small previous study in Santa Clara County shows much the same picture, though this study is fraught with questions.
Both studies estimated a mortality rate of 0.1% to 0.2%, which is closer to the death rate associated with the seasonal flu.
https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... -la-county
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Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:25 pm

Singapore was earlier praised at keeping the infections down
but now
Singapore reports biggest single-day coronavirus spike in 'second wave' outbreak
Singapore has reported a record daily jump of more than 1,400 coronavirus cases, taking its total to over 8,000, with almost all new infections linked to dormitories housing foreign labourers.

The city-state was initially successful in keeping its outbreak in check with a strict regime of testing and contact-tracing but is now facing a fast-moving second wave.

Health authorities in the financial hub, which now has the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia, reported 1,426 new cases on Monday, taking its total to 8,014, including 11 deaths.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/singapore-r ... 3sUFpiVwSg

its those dam migrants that make stay 10 to a room fault;

I expect that domestic travel will be open in many countries by mid may, but awhile till you see international travel as it was before. ;;
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Post by hunter8 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:36 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:50 am
Here's a very preliminary study tracking COVID19 antibodies in the general population of Los Angeles County. The analysis of results from a wide variety of people, through a small sample of 863, indicates that the infection rate is far higher, by about 50+ times, than estimates based on CV19 testing. This means that the mortality rate is far lower, well below 1.0%.
The initial results from the first large-scale study tracking the spread of the coronavirus in the county found that 4.1% of adults have antibodies to the virus in their blood, an indication of past exposure.

That translates to roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults who have recovered from an infection, once margin of error is taken into account, according to the researchers conducting the study. The county had reported fewer than 8,000 cases at that time.
Another small previous study in Santa Clara County shows much the same picture, though this study is fraught with questions.
Both studies estimated a mortality rate of 0.1% to 0.2%, which is closer to the death rate associated with the seasonal flu.
https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... -la-county
Yep, i am curious will this be widely published in the mainstream media or will it be swept under the carpet once these studies have been conducted and confirmed by many independent sources. Will the msm give it a heading “World was destroyed for a flu!” the way they sensationalized this virus or will they try to cover it up and make as insignificant as possible to save faces. In the latter case why should anybody with half a brain put more trust in the western press than, say, press in China?
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