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Comment on Minciuna are picioare scurte! de ce creste numarul de morti CORONA dupa cum canta masonii? uite de ce! by ayeaye20    

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In reply to <a href="https://God.blue/forward.php?url=https://ayeaye20.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/minciuna-are-picioare-scurte-de-ce-creste-numarul-de-morti-corona-dupa-cum-canta-masonii-uite-de-ce/comment-page-1/#comment-8265">Magda</a>. interesant ca masonul Wuhannis o da tot in sesari 16 martie 16 mai :)
          

चीन के वुहान शहर में फिर खुले जानवरों के मांस बाजार, अमेरिका ने कहा ऐसे गंदे मार्केट से ही फैलते हैं वायरस   

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नई दिल्ली। चीन के वुहान शहर से दो महीने के बाद लॉकडाउन हटा लिया गया। चीन के वुहान शहर से हीं कोरोना वायरस की शुरुआत हुई थी। कोरोना वायरस चमगादड़, सांप और छिपकली जैसे जीवों से इंसान के शरीर तक पहुंचा है। इन सबके मांस चीन के शहर वुहान में मिलते हैं। चीन के लोग इन जीवों के मांस बड़े चाव से खाते हैं। 

चीन के वुहान में जंगली जानवरों के मांस का एक बड़ा मार्केट है। चीन के लोग कई तरह के जानवरों का मांस खाते है। वुहान में लोग सांप-बिच्छू से लेकर घोड़े-गधे और ऊंट तक का मांस खाते है। चीन में लॉकडाउन हटते ही सड़कों पर लोगों की भारी भीड़ इकठ्ठा हो गयी। काफी मात्रा में लोगों की भीड़ मांस और मछली की दुकानों पर देखने को मिली।

अमेरिका के कई अधिकारियों ने तुरंत इस मार्केट को बंद कराने की मांग की है। एक अमेरिकी अधिकारी ने मार्केट खुलने पर काफी हैरानी जताते हुए कहा ऐसी जगहों से ही कोरोना वायरस पनपते हैं। नेशनल इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ एलर्जी एंड इंफेक्शियस डिजीज के निदेशक डॉक्टर एंथनी फौसी ने इन मार्केट्स के खुलने पर हैरानी जताई है। उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसे गंदे मार्केट से ही इस तरह के वायरस फैलते हैं।


          

Coronavirus: वुहान में फिर से खुले गंदे मार्केट, अमेरिका ने कहा बंद करो   

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नई दिल्ली। चीन के वुहान शहर से बुधवार को दो महीने के बाद लॉकडाउन हटा लिया गया। चीन के वुहान शहर से हीं कोरोना वायरस की शुरुआत हुई थी। कोरोना वायरस चमगादड़, सांप और छिपकली जैसे जीवों से इंसान के शरीर तक पहुंचा है। इन सबके मांस चीन के शहर वुहान में मिलते हैं। चीन के लोग इन जीवों के मांस बड़े चाव से खाते हैं। 

चीन के वुहान में जंगली जानवरों के मांस का एक बड़ा मार्केट है। चीन के लोग कई तरह के जानवरों का मांस खाते है। वुहान में लोग सांप-बिच्छू से लेकर घोड़े-गधे और ऊंट तक का मांस खाते है। चीन में लॉकडाउन हटते ही सड़कों पर लोगों की भारी भीड़ इकठ्ठा हो गयी। काफी मात्रा में लोगों की भीड़ मांस और मछली की दुकानों पर देखने को मिली।

अमेरिका के कई अधिकारियों ने तुरंत इस मार्केट को बंद कराने की मांग की है। एक अमेरिकी अधिकारी ने मार्केट खुलने पर काफी हैरानी जताते हुए कहा ऐसी जगहों से ही कोरोना वायरस पनपते हैं। नेशनल इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ एलर्जी एंड इंफेक्शियस डिजीज के निदेशक डॉक्टर एंथनी फौसी ने इन मार्केट्स के खुलने पर हैरानी जताई है। उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसे गंदे मार्केट से ही इस तरह के वायरस फैलते हैं।

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कोरोना वायरस: वुहान में फिर से जानवरों के मांस का खुले बाजार, अमेरिका ने कहा बंद करो   

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नई दिल्ली । चीन के वुहान शहर से बुधवार को दो महीने के बाद लॉकडाउन हटा लिया गया। चीन के वुहान शहर से हीं कोरोना वायरस की शुरुआत हुई थी। कोरोना वायरस चमगादड़, सांप और छिपकली जैसे जीवों से इंसान के शरीर तक पहुंचा है। इन सबके मांस चीन के शहर वुहान में मिलते हैं। चीन के लोग इन जीवों के मांस बड़े चाव से खाते हैं।

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चीन के वुहान में जंगली जानवरों के मांस का एक बड़ा मार्केट है। चीन के लोग कई तरह के जानवरों का मांस खाते है। वुहान में लोग सांप-बिच्छू से लेकर घोड़े-गधे और ऊंट तक का मांस खाते है।  चीन में लॉकडाउन हटते ही सड़कों पर लोगों की भारी भीड़ इकठ्ठा हो गयी। काफी मात्रा में लोगों की भीड़ मांस और मछली की दुकानों पर देखने को मिली।

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अमेरिका के कई अधिकारियों ने तुरंत इस मार्केट को बंद कराने की मांग की है। एक अमेरिकी अधिकारी ने मार्केट खुलने पर काफी हैरानी जताते हुए कहा ऐसी जगहों से ही कोरोना वायरस पनपते हैं। नेशनल इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ एलर्जी एंड इंफेक्शियस डिजीज के निदेशक डॉक्टर एंथनी फौसी ने इन मार्केट्स के खुलने पर हैरानी जताई है। उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसे गंदे मार्केट से ही इस तरह के वायरस फैलते हैं।

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Trump Slammed the WHO Over Coronavirus. He's Not Alone.   

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Trump Slammed the WHO Over Coronavirus. He's Not Alone.President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of acting too slowly to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. It was not the first time in this pandemic that the global health body has faced such criticism.Government officials, health experts and analysts have in recent weeks raised concerns about how the organization has responded to the outbreak.In Japan, Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister and finance minister, recently noted that some people have started referring to the World Health Organization as the "Chinese Health Organization" because of what he described as its close ties to Beijing. Taiwanese officials say the WHO ignored its early warnings about the virus because China refuses to allow Taiwan, a self-governing island it claims as its territory, to become a member.Critics say the WHO has been too trusting of the Chinese government, which initially tried to conceal the outbreak in Wuhan. Others have faulted the organization and its leader, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for moving too slowly in declaring a global health emergency.The WHO, a U.N. agency, has defended its response, saying Wednesday that it alerted the world to the threat posed by the virus in a timely manner and that it was "committed to ensuring all member states are able to respond effectively to this pandemic."The agency's defenders say that its powers over any individual government are limited, and that it has done the best it can in dealing with a public health threat with few precedents in history.There will be time later to assess successes and failings, "this virus and its shattering consequences," the United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, said Wednesday in a statement praising the WHO as "absolutely critical" to vanquishing COVID-19.Here's why the WHO is coming under attack.The WHO has not pushed China on early missteps.When cases of a mysterious viral pneumonia first appeared in Wuhan in December, Chinese health officials silenced whistleblowers and repeatedly played down the severity of the outbreak.Even as late as mid-January, as the virus spread beyond China's borders, Chinese officials described it as "preventable and controllable" and said there was no evidence it could be transmitted between humans on a broad scale.The WHO endorsed the government's claims, saying in mid-January, for example, that human-to-human transmission had not been proved.Critics say the organization's repeated deference to Beijing exacerbated the spread of the disease. A group of international experts was not allowed to visit Wuhan until mid-February."They could have been more forceful, especially in the initial stages in the crisis when there was a cover-up and there was inaction," said Yanzhong Huang, a global health expert specializing in China at Seton Hall University.Huang noted that during the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003, which killed more than 700 people worldwide, the WHO pushed the Chinese government to be more transparent by publicly criticizing it for trying to conceal the outbreak.At one point during the SARS epidemic, officials at hospitals in Beijing forced SARS patients into ambulances and drove them around to avoid their being seen by a visiting delegation of WHO experts, according to reports at the time.WHO officials were slow to declare a public health emergency, critics say.Even as the virus spread to more than half a dozen countries and forced China to place parts of Hubei province under lockdown in late January, the WHO was reluctant to declare it a global health emergency.WHO officials said at the time that a committee that discussed the epidemic was divided on the question of whether to call it an emergency but concluded that it was too early. One official added that they weighed the impact such a declaration might have on the people of China.After the United States announced a ban on most foreign citizens who had recently visited China, the WHO again seemed to show deference to Chinese officials, saying that travel restrictions were unnecessary. The group officially called the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic March 11.Some experts argue that the institution's delay in making such declarations deprived other countries of valuable time to prepare hospitals for an influx of patients."It reinforced the reluctance to take early strong measures before the catastrophe had actually landed on other shores," said François Godement, senior adviser for Asia at Institut Montaigne, a nonprofit group in Paris. "The WHO's tardiness or reluctance to call out the problem in full helped those who wanted to delay difficult decisions."The WHO defended its actions, saying Wednesday that it had "alerted member states to the significant risks and consequences of COVID-19 and provided them with a continuous flow of information" ever since Chinese officials first reported the outbreak Dec. 31.Guterres of the United Nations said, "It is possible that the same facts have had different readings by different entities." He added in his statement: "Once we have finally turned the page on this epidemic, there must be a time to look back fully to understand how such a disease emerged and spread its devastation so quickly across the globe and how all those involved reacted to the crisis."China's influence at the WHO is growing.China's leader, Xi Jinping, has made it a priority to strengthen Beijing's clout at international institutions, including the WHO, seeing the U.S.-dominated global order as an impediment to his country's rise as a superpower.China contributes only a small fraction of the WHO's $6 billion budget, while the United States is one of its main benefactors. But in recent years, Beijing has worked in other ways to expand its influence at the organization.The government has lobbied the WHO to promote traditional Chinese medicine, which Xi has worked to harness as a source of national pride and deployed as a soft-power tool in developing countries, despite skepticism from some scientists about its effectiveness.Last year, the WHO offered an endorsement of traditional Chinese medicine, including it in its influential medical compendium. The move was roundly criticized by animal welfare activists, who argued that it could contribute to a surge in illegal trafficking of wildlife whose parts are used in Chinese remedies.China has sought to promote traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of symptoms of the coronavirus both at home and abroad. Last month, the WHO was criticized after it removed a warning against taking traditional herbal remedies to treat the coronavirus from its websites in mainland China.China's role at the WHO will probably continue to grow in the coming years, especially if Western governments retreat from the organization, as Trump has threatened."This is part of China's efforts to more actively engage in international institutions," said Huang, the global health expert. "It will not please every country or every actor, but it's going to affect the agenda of the WHO."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company



          

An fara walwala a cibiyar coronavirus   

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Dubban jama’a sun fice daga birnin Wuhan a wannan Laraba, bayan gwamnatin China ta kawo karshen dokar hana shige da fice a birnin wanda ya kasance makyankyasar annobar coronavirus.  
          

China is relaxing its coronavirus lockdowns, but the rules are still more restrictive than US cities under quarantine   

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China eased coronavirus travel restrictions in Wuhan this week, ending a 76-day quarantine, with a drop in the country's new daily cases signalling the lockdowns have helped slow the spread of the virus. More »
    

          

Walmart Says It Will Invest $425 Million to Expand Presence in Wuhan over the Next Five Years   

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Walmart Says It Will Invest $425 Million to Expand Presence in Wuhan over the Next Five YearsWalmart’s China branch announced at an investment conference hosted by the Wuhan city government on Wednesday that it was committing 3 billion yuan ($425 million) to expand its presence in the origin point of the coronavirus pandemic over the next five years.According to Walmart China, the company will be putting up at least four new Sam's Club stores, 15 additional shopping malls, and more community stores in the capital of China's Hubei province. The U.S.-based retailer already has 34 stores and two distribution centers in the city, where the global coronavirus pandemic first emerged in December.Wern-Yuen Tan, President and CEO of Walmart China, announced the decision in collaboration with Wuhan’s municipal government, saying “the framework marks a new milestone between the two parties and a new beginning for a win-win situation.”Wuhan ended its city-wide lockdown on Wednesday, after 76 days of mandatory shutdown, despite fears that the city was still hosting many asymptomatic cases. City residents have dismissed the official death toll of approximately 2,500, while U.S. intelligence concluded last week that the city has been lying about its number of cases.The corporate response to China’s handling of the coronavirus has been mixed. The American Chamber of Commerce polled 119 companies last month on their China outlook, with 40 percent saying they would maintain their planned levels of investment in China this year, while 24 percent said they plan to cut investment. A third said it was too early to determine coronavirus’s impact.U.S. lawmakers have grown increasingly critical of the U.S.’s over reliance on China in recent months, especially relating to medical supplies — with experts suggesting that “thousands” of basic pharmaceuticals are sourced in China.Last month, Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) warned that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposed stimulus package did not address U.S. dependence on Chinese supply chains, despite bipartisan concerns about the issue.Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) also proposed a phase-four relief package last week that promoted bringing “critical supply chains back to this country from China and elsewhere and to encourage domestic production.”



          

Kolaboranti – sodelavci okupatorja 21. stoletja   

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Kolaboranti – sodelavci okupatorja 21. stoletja
Pozornost javnosti in politike od lokalne do Državnega zbora in Vlade je v sedanjem trenutku pri nas, drugje v Evropi in po Svetu usmerjena na pandemijo korona virusa ali bolezen covid-19. Tej bolezni bi upravičeno lahko rekli tudi kitajska mrzlica. Ne bom razpravljal ali je izbruh te bolezni v Wuhanu čisto naključje ali pa je povezan s centrom kitajske armade za biološko vojskovanje v tem mestu. Za tako razpravo enostavno nimam dovolj podatkov. Je pa nesporno dejstvo, ki ga potrjujejo številna novejša neodvisna poročila, da je Kitajska svetovno javnost o izbruhu te bolezni obvestila prepozno in da je o njenem…

          

bpb.de: Plötzlich Chinesenhasser   

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Meine Heimatstadt Zwickau hat im Februar 300 Schutzkittel für Krankenhauspersonal in die Partnerstadt Yandu nach China geschickt. Yandus Bürgermeister hat sich nun in einem Brief bedankt und angekündigt, 20.000 Schutzmasken nach Zwickau zu schicken. Das ist eine schöne Nachricht, und keine seltene. Ähnliche gegenseitige Hilfen gab es auch zwischen vielen anderen Städten. Wenn man "china partnerstadt corona" googelt, findet man Dutzende Beispiele aus dem ganzen Land.Das Auswärtige Amt hat im Februar insgesamt mehr als 14 Tonnen medizinische Schutzausrüstung und Sprühgeräte für Desinfektionsmittel nach China geliefert. Nachdem es in Wuhan, dem ersten Epizentrum des neuen Coronavirus, inzwischen offenbar keine neuen Infektionen mehr gibt und der Shutdown der Stadt gelockert wird, rollt nun der Güterverkehr auf der sogenannten Neuen Seidenstraße wieder. Der erste Zug –von Wuhan nach Duisburg – kommt in ein paar Tagen an und transportiert u. a. mehr als 166 Tonnen medizinische Schutzausrichtung für Deutschland und weitere europäische Länder. Es gibt auch zahlreiche Initiativen von Einzelpersonen mit Kontakten in beiden Ländern, von Laboren, Firmen etc.Nachrichten wie diese sind nicht schwer zu finden. Aber Nachrichten wie diese gehen nicht viral. Viral geht es, wenn jemand behauptet, die Chinesen hätten den Virus im Labor gezüchtet. Oder dass dieses ganze Corona-Ding ein Manöver der Chinesen ist, um die Weltherrschaft an sich zu reißen.Es stimmt, dass die chinesische Regierung bezüglich Corona gelogen hat, und dass man auch heute noch keiner ihrer Statistiken trauen kann. Was übrigens auch ein Problem für die Chinesen selbst ist, denn die Regierung in Peking hätte wahrscheinlich selbst eher besser informiert sein können, hätten lokale Behörden in Wuhan nicht wie üblich die Zahlen geliefert, die ihnen weniger Ärger einbringen als die Realität. Es brauchte mutige Ärzte und Bürgerjournalisten, um Ausmaß und Schwere des Ausbruchs bekannt zu machen.Hätten chinesische Behörden den Ausbruch nicht wochenlang verleugnet, wäre wahrscheinlich einiges besser gelaufen, vor allem für politische Systeme, die auch in Krisenzeiten mit den zeitverzögernden Effekten demokratischer und freier Gesellschaften umgehen müssen, und nicht über Nacht Dutzende Millionen Menschen in Quarantäne schicken können. Wäre die Presse in China frei, würden jetzt nicht Menschen verschwinden, die ihre Regierung gedrängt haben, die Wahrheit zu sagen. Vielleicht wäre Covid-19 jetzt keine Pandemie. Vielleicht.Donald Trump lügt auch jeden Tag. Und sein grotesker Egoismus wird nun sehr viele Menschen das Leben kosten. Aber wie wir über Amerikaner denken und uns ihnen gegenüber verhalten, ändert das kaum bis gar nicht. Viele Asiat:innen in Deutschland laufen hingegen gerade Spießruten, wie die Journalistin Nhi Le am eindrücklichsten beschreibt, die von der ZEIT letztes Jahr zu den wichtigsten 100 jungen Ostdeutschen gezählt wurde. #IchBinKeinVirusViele haben aus der Flüchtlingskrise gelernt, dass man die meisten Diskussionen mit Leuten, die an Verschwörungstheorien glauben und/oder verbreiten, besser gar nicht erst anfängt. Wie die Flüchtlingskrise vor ein paar Jahren, ist nun wieder eine Zeit, in der man auch im eigenen Freundeskreis oder in der Familie konfrontiert wird mit Sprüchen, die man nicht stehen lassen kann. Unter anderem, weil die Sprüche von heute die Straftaten von morgen sind.Für die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung hat sich der freie Journalist Axel Schröder in diesem Podcast mit den Verschwörungstheorien rund um das Coronavirus befasst – mit denen, die sie verbreiten und auch damit, wie man ihnen begegnen kann. Über die gängigsten Theorien, den ihnen oft innewohnenden Antisemitismus und über Handlungsstrategien gegen Verschwörungstheorien spricht Axel Schröder in der ersten Folge mit Karolin Schwarz, Gründerin von hoaxmap.org, und Jan Rathje von der Amadeu Antonio Stiftung.Die zweite Folge befasst sich mit den sozialpsychologischen Aspekten von Verschwörungstheorien: Warum gibt es eigentlich Verschwörungstheorien? Und wer ist von ihnen aus welchem Grund überzeugt? Außerdem wird die Rolle der Anbieter von Sozialen Medien beleuchtet. Die Expertinnen: Pia Lamberty, Sozialpsychologin, und Katharina Nocun, Bloggerin. zum piq
          

Coronavirus: Wuhan celebrates end of lockdown with dazzling light show   

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China has lifted an 11-week lockdown in the city of Wuhan, celebrating the occasion with a light show over the Yangtze River. The closure of Wuhan, the... The post Coronavirus: Wuhan celebrates end of lockdown with dazzling light show appeared first on The Chronicle Online.
          

O combate da China contra a COVID-19 - alguns apontamentos   

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A situação na China tem mostrado uma contínua melhoria com a normalização gradual da vida quotidiana das populações e da actividade económica, face ao surto epidémico detectado em finais de Dezembro de 2019, na cidade de Wuhan, na província de Hubei.

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As autoridades chinesas têm destacado a importância da coordenação entre o controlo da epidemia provocada pelo novo coronavírus e o desenvolvimento económico e social, assim como a necessidade de realizar um duro trabalho para alcançar os objectivos definidos para o desenvolvimento económico e social em 2020, nomeadamente quanto ao combate e à erradicação da pobreza.

As autoridades chinesas têm promovido intensos esforços no sentido da retoma do trabalho e da produção, da actividade económica em geral, do funcionamento do sistema logístico e das cadeias de produção ao nível global, salvaguardando e criando emprego e procurando fazer face ao impacto adverso sobre as exportações provocado pelas medidas restritivas adoptadas em diversos países no âmbito do combate ao coronavírus.

Embora o alastrar da COVID-19 esteja a ter um profundo impacto na economia mundial e criado acrescidos e novos desafios ao desenvolvimento económico e social da China, as autoridades chinesas têm sublinhado que a situação cria igualmente oportunidades para acelerar o desenvolvimento do país, nomeadamente nos sectores da ciência e da tecnologia e no plano industrial.

Para além da salvaguarda do papel estratégico e determinante das empresas e sector públicos na economia da China, as autoridades chinesas apostam na dinamização das pequenas e médias empresas, considerando que estas «superarão definitivamente as dificuldades, com o apoio do Partido, do governo e da sociedade».

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UK’s Observer points to Rob Wallace’s book & wonders: “Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?”   

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Where did the virus causing the current pandemic come from? How did it get to a food market in Wuhan, China, from where it is thought to have spilled over into humans? The answers to these questions are gradually being pieced together, and the story they tell makes for uncomfortable reading…. | more…

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Video: Tracking Down the Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus   

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What the world can learn from China's response to the coronavirus   

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From Hong Kong, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu tracks China's response to the coronavirus pandemic -- from the initial outbreak in Wuhan to the shutdown of Hubei province and the containment measures taken across its major cities. Sharing insights into how the culture in places like Hong Kong and South Korea contributed to fast action against the virus, Liu identifies lessons people across the world can use to stop its spread. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 25, 2020)
          

Cidade chinesa de Wuhan tem primeiro dia de reabertura após quarentena pela Covid-19   

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Havana, 8 de abril (RHC).- A cidade chinesa de Wuhan tem nesta quarta-feira seu primeiro dia de reabertura após rigorosa quarentena implantada desde 23 de janeiro passado para conter a transmissão do coronavírus ao resto do país. Ali moram 11 milhões de pessoas, e foi onde pela primeira vez diagnosticou-se a doença.
          

Coronavirus economic updates: Toyota extends production suspension at US plants   

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Kameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Coronavirus economic updates: Toyota extends production suspension at US plants

(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling.

Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.

US financial markets rally

U.S. financial markets spiked sharply Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average soaring more than 700 points, or 3.4%.

The S&P 500 jumped 3.4% and the Nasdaq rose 2.6%.

Among the best performers for the Dow were Raytheon Technologies Corp and UnitedHealth Group, which both saw gains of approximately 8%.

UnitedHealth Group's large gains were likely boosted by news Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who wanted to eliminate private health insurance and create a single-payer system, was dropping out of the race.

Investors are also welcoming some signs that the pandemic could be nearing its peak globally. China lifted the lockdown on Wuhan, the city where the first cases of the novel coronavirus emerged. Spain announced plans to gradually ease lockdown measures, with the country's finance minister, Maria Jesus Montero, saying at a press conference Tuesday night that "citizens will be able to get back to their normal life" starting April 26.

The U.S. remains among the worst affected countries, with over 400,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data compiled by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Earlier in the week, authorities expressed hope that the rate of infections was possibly plateauing in some of the hardest-hit areas. In New York, the state most impacted by the virus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there was a "possible flattening of the curve" on Monday after the total number of hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions and daily intubations were down.

Toyota extending production suspension through May 1 at all U.S. plants

Citing the "ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decline in vehicle demand," Toyota said Wednesday it is extending its production suspension at all auto and components plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through May 1.

But the company said it plans to resume production on May 4.

"Our service parts operations and finished vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate in order to meet the ongoing needs of our customers," the Japanese carmaker said. "We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action in a timely manner."

It joins a growing list of automakers that have announced similar measures this week, including Nissan and Honda.

JetBlue to temporarily consolidate operations in major hubs


JetBlue announced Wednesday it is temporarily consolidating operations in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C., starting on April 15 for eight weeks.

This means the airline will temporarily suspend all services at major airports including LaGuardia Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and more.

JetBlue previously announced it is reducing its flying network by 80% per day during April as the airline industry takes a major hit from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Small, Family Owned Restaurants Mean so Much   

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Hans Fiene explains the real value of America’s family-owned restaurants in The Federalist, writing (abridged): After the Wuhan coronavirus killed any hope of a standard birthday party a few weeks ago, my wife tried to comfort our soon-to-be 11-year-old son by reminding him that he could pick anything in the world for his birthday dessert […]

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Coronavirus: Negara mana yang telah mengkonfirmasi kasus?   

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INTERNASIONAL – Lebih dari 1,48 juta infeksi dipastikan di setidaknya 184 negara dan wilayah, termasuk lebih dari 88.000 kematian. Kasus-kasus baru coronavirus baru yang muncul di pusat kota Wuhan di Cina pada akhir Desember dilaporkan setiap hari di seluruh dunia. Lebih dari 88.000 orang telah meninggal karena COVID-19, penyakit yang disebabkan oleh virus corona baru, […]

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Del coronavirus al virus de la corona    

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Del coronavirus al virus de la corona
Francisco Vigueras

Estoy en casa contribuyendo, como tantos vecinos y vecinas, a superar el Estado de Alarma que ha provocado el coronavirus. Nuestras ciudades están semidesiertas, una imagen insólita, propia del cine de ciencia ficción, que nunca habríamos imaginado el pasado 13 de marzo, cuando dimos el último paseo. El gobierno central ha asumido el mando único, creando malestar en nacionalidades históricas, como Catalunya, Euskadi y Andalucía, que han criticado la centralización de competencias. Y los partidos de la derecha ejercen una oposición desleal, más interesados en atacar al gobierno que en acabar con el virus.

El portavoz del Ejército compara la lucha contra el virus con una guerra y los militares han salido a la calle, pero tranquilidad, esta vez sólo para desinfectar las zonas de riesgo. Asimismo, la Policía sanciona a los insensatos e irresponsables que intentan burlar la consigna:¡Quédate en casa! Quedarse en casa es soportable para quien dispone de terraza, jardín o balcón al que asomarse, de vez en cuando, para respirar el aire fresco que baja de Sierra Nevada. Pero supone un tremendo sacrificio para las familias que viven en un piso interior de barrios obreros, como el Zaidín o la Chana, con la poca luz que entra por un ojo de patio. Los vecinos de la Zona Norte de Granada lo llevan aún peor, pues además del confinamiento, sufren infames cortes de luz.

Estamos hablando pues de un virus que castiga, sobre todo, a las clases populares. Y si además, impide trabajar o abrir negocios, a ver quien paga el alquiler a final de mes. Consciente de ello, el gobierno de coalición ha puesto en marcha el llamado escudo social para paliar el brutal impacto económico que está provocando la crisis del coronavirus. Se nota la presencia en el ejecutivo de Unidas Podemos, que hace lo que puede para que no ocurra lo mismo que en 2008. No olvidemos que la crisis anterior se saldó con 60.000 millones de euros públicos para rescatar a la banca privada. Por su parte, los trabajadores pagaron aquella crisis con desempleo y precariedad laboral, y miles de familias fueron desahuciadas. En Andalucía, con un paro endémico, muchos jóvenes tuvieron que emigrar de nuevo, como hicieron sus abuelos en los años sesenta del pasado siglo.

Los colectivos más golpeados por las dos crisis, la de 2008 y 2020, piensan que ha llegado el momento de poner en marcha la renta básica y universal. ¿Y cómo financiar la renta básica? De Europa se puede esperar poco. Su actitud insolidaria alimenta el discurso euroescéptico de la extrema derecha y pone en peligro el proyecto de la Unión. ¿Entonces? Habrá que reclamar a la banca que devuelva el dinero del rescate financiero y el gobierno central deberá recordar a grandes empresas como Endesa, Gas Natural las operadoras de telefonía móvil o las cadenas privadas de televisión su obligación de colaborar, pues están viendo un considerable aumento de sus beneficios gracias a la consigna “Quédate en casa”. Bien podrían contribuir a paliar la crisis económica derivada del coronavirus, aportando los ingresos extras y multimillonarios que obtienen estos días.

El terror silencioso e invisible

Este virus, que ha contagiado ya a más 900.000 personas y se ha cobrado la vida de 42.000 víctimas en todo el mundo, se ha convertido en el enemigo público número uno de la humanidad. En los últimos años, hemos pasado de la amenaza nuclear en Chernóbil o Fukushima a la pesadilla vírica en Wuhan. De la radiactividad al coronavirus, dos enemigos silenciosos e invisibles. Medio mundo está alarmado por el nuevo terror que sólo se ve a través del microscopio. Y otro medio, vive con el temor a que este virus expansionista continúe invadiendo territorios. Todos pendientes de la vacuna que los científicos de las grandes potencias aún no han conseguido desarrollar. Y ante el avance de la pandemia, más de 45 países han comprado a Cuba el Interferón alfa 2B, un fármaco creado por la sanidad cubana que contribuye a curar a los infectados por este virus letal. El país caribeño también da ejemplo de solidaridad, enviando 53 médicos a Italia para ayudar en la lucha contra el coronavirus.

Sin embargo, Estados Unidos mantiene el bloqueo contra la isla y se niega a comprar el Interferón por considerarlo un fármaco comunista. Un portavoz de los banqueros estadounidenses antepone sus intereses económicos a la crisis sanitaria y declara: “Hay que volver al trabajo cuanto antes, y si eso supone la pérdida de vidas humanas por el aumento de contagios, es un riesgo que hay que asumir”. Por su parte, Donald Trump se dedica a hablar del chinovirus. Y los chinos acusan a la CIA de fabricar el coronavirus en un laboratorio para acabar con su principal rival en la guerra comercial que libra con el gigante asiático. La acusación de los chinos da qué pensar, pues ya sabemos de lo que son capaces los norteamericanos, pero todo parece indicar que se trata de una fakenews más, de las muchas que circulan estos días por las redes.


Aplausos y caceroladas en los balcones

Con esta crisis sanitaria, hemos demostrado, una vez más, que somos capaces de adaptarnos a una situación tan inesperada como ésta. El coronavirus nos obliga a encerrarnos en casa,  pero hemos encontrado en las redes sociales la forma de protestar y manifestar nuestra solidaridad. La cuarentena habría sido mucho más traumática sin poder comunicarnos con nuestros seres queridos o con los amigos por Internet o whatsapp. Cuando acabe esta pesadilla, será recordada como la crisis de los aplausos en los balcones, con los que hemos podido expresar nuestra solidaridad con las familias de las víctimas, la mayoría abuelos y abuelas. También hemos agradecido la labor encomiable de los profesionales de la sanidad pública, que luchan con tenacidad y escasos medios contra la pandemia, arriesgando sus propias vidas. Esta crisis ha puesto a prueba al personal sanitario, que ha tenido que responder al desafío del coronavirus con un sistema de salud mermado por los recortes del Partido Popular, denunciados en los últimos años por las mareas blancas. La sanidad pública debe salir fortalecida de esta amarga experiencia.

También hemos hecho caceroladas de protesta. Las cacerolas han sonado en los balcones para pedir a Juan Carlos I que done a la sanidad pública los 100 millones de petrodólares que Arabia Saudí le regaló, por sus negocios turbios con el régimen teocrático. Otra crisis, esta vez provocada por el rey emérito, que ha puesto de nuevo en jaque a la institución monárquica. La izquierda ha solicitado al Congreso una comisión para investigar la fortuna de Juan Carlos. Más de 2.000 millones de euros, que amasó durante su reinado y tiene ocultos en paraísos fiscales. Como era de esperar, Partido Popular, Vox y Ciudadanos rechazaron la comisión investigadora para protegerlo. ¿Y qué hizo el PSOE? Pues unirse a la derecha monárquica, demostrando, una vez más, que hace mucho tiempo dejó de ser republicano.

“Me he equivocado, no volveré a hacerlo”, dijo Juan Carlos ante las cámaras de televisión, cuando le sorprendieron cazando elefantes en Bostwana, mientras trabajadores y autónomos sufrían en 2008 las consecuencias de la primera crisis. Pues bien, ha vuelto a hacerlo. Juan Carlos acabó abdicando en su hijo Felipe VI, que ha renunciado a la herencia envenenada de su padre, pero no al trono. Por su parte, la izquierda republicana aprovecha el nuevo escándalo juancarlista para recordar la falta de legitimidad democrática de la monarquía. Una institución impuesta por el dictador Franco, que nunca se ha sometido al veredicto de las urnas, mediante un referéndum popular en el que los ciudadanos puedan elegir entre monarquía o república. Y las redes sociales, han pasado de hacer chistes sobre el coronavirus a denunciar el virus de la corona.


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COVID-19: Countries must strengthen national healthcare systems   

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COVID-19 | HEALTH CARE

By Chrispus Mayora 


It all started in Wuhan – a city in Central China – and in a space of about four months, the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought life almost to a standstill across the world.

The pandemic has hit hard countries that are known for the most developed and sophisticated health systems, where many individuals crave to seek for ‘quality’ healthcare services.

In an attempt to prevent and contain the COVID-19 spread, many countries in Africa suspended in-bound and out-bound travel, essentially leaving many individuals stranded in different countries, sometimes away from home.

In Uganda, those severely affected by the lockdowns, include individuals and families that either had traveled or were slated to travel out of the country to seek medical care abroad. Incidentally, they cannot access the much needed specialized care they much needed.

The need for specialized care for cases of cancer, diabetes, heart and heart failure, and organ transplants has been on the rise.

Ugandans spend substantial resources to access “quality” healthcare abroad.

Expenditure data from the Ministry of Finance shows that in financial year 2014, sh270b was spent on treatment and sh418b on travel and upkeep for patients funded by government to seek health care out of the country.

In 2016, the Government facilitated up to 5,000 people for treatment in India, spending sh455b on treatment in India alone.

In the same year 2016, up to 8,200 persons applied for medical visas at the Indian High Commission in Kampala. The amount of resources spent on just government officials in 2016, was almost 20% of the Ministry of Health budget for 2016. And this is data on those who go to India – government officials or individuals related to government officials who have the privilege to tap into that purse. To those, add individuals who sometimes run public campaigns for support (crowd funding), and families that bear the costs for their loved ones.

These resources would otherwise remain in the country, to strengthen the weak healthcare system so as to address their health care needs, and for thousands of Ugandans out there who do not have the same privileges of access to media agencies and social networks to crowd-fund nor link to the government purse to facilitate their quest for healthcare abroad. Dire scenarios when families incur catastrophic expenditures through the sale of all their assets to treat a loved one have become commonplace.

These families are still expected to survive after that treatment episode, regardless of the outcome, probably on God’s mercy. In some cases, patients, once in foreign hospitals, are attended to by Ugandan doctors who have been highly trained at Ugandan Medical Schools, on government scholarship or subsidy, but the government could not manage to retain them.

With the current COVID-19 crisis and the consequent lockdowns, even for individuals who may have resources – no matter what medical condition you have – it may not be possible to access specialized care outside the country.

In fact, for COVID-19 cases, even where a victim may have resources, they have limited choices to make on where they can be treated apart from the designated treatment centers of government. An important lesson to pick from this COVID-19 crisis; is that, in a country that is over-dependent on other countries’ health systems, we are all vulnerable, no matter who has (or not) money.

There are situations where money may not directly buy you health. This leaves an “egg on our faces” that ‘shipping abroad’ for treatment can be untenable. Some degree of self-sufficiency at the system level is necessary.

No matter how connected one is or how much resources one has, a strong national healthcare system is our common good – the poor and the rich. Thus, investing in and building capacity for national healthcare systems is the surest and sustainable way of keeping citizens safer and healthier and assuring the benefit of all, rather than a selected ‘well-connected’ few.

The current focus of the ministry of health, to create Centers of excellence in different areas of health, including for cancer care, heart disease, maternal and child health, among others, which are well equipped with modern technology, is a positive step in the right direction.

The MOH should also look at building capacity of regional and district health systems to allow the national referrals and centers of excellence to handle complicated cases that need specialized care that hitherto would be sought abroad.

To this, add investment in training and retention of human resources, expanding bed capacities, promoting local manufacturing of medical equipment and supplies to mitigate shortages, streamlining and strengthening clinical management systems, health prevention, promotion, and disease surveillance, and research and development.

The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity to re-think government priorities and re-direct resources towards strengthening Uganda’s health system. The Ministry of Health must seize this opportunity to make a case for more resource allocation to health. My guess is that the argument is easier to make now than ever before!

The writer works with SPEED & the Knowledge Management & Evidence Response Unit (KERU), Makerere University School of Public Health.


          

Dall’università di Wuhan mascherine e tute per la comunità dell’Unical   

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Agenpress. Il gesto di generosità da parte dell’università cinese Wuhan University of technology all’università della Calabria. La donazione di undicimila mascherine e 300 tute di protezione dalla diffusione del coronavirus, da distribuire alla comunità. Ed è il magnifico rettore, prof. Nicola Leone, a informare che i primi scatoloni contenenti cinquemila mascherine sono arrivati ieri. Unitamente […]

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Wuhan virus lockdown over   

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Hairstylist “Ah Ping” is back in business now that Wuhan’s coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, but his salon has no customers, only empty chairs and lingering fears over a contagion that continues to haunt the city.

Wuhan is waking from its coronavirus nightmare, loosening tight restrictions on movement and business as the global pandemic’s launchpad tries to move on.

But full recovery remains hampered by fear of a potential new wave of infections.

Many businesses and all schools are still closed, restaurants aren’t allowed dine-in customers, and some neighbourhoods remain sealed off behind barriers.

Residents need to show they have a “healthy” rating on a mandatory phone app to leave their homes, use public transport, or enter most public spaces.

“When people come out, infections will probably rise. I’m really afraid of this,” said “Ah Ping”, a nickname.

The 43-year-old, who declined to give his full name, also worries about getting his life restarted.

He paid his salon’s quarterly rent of 15,000 yuan ($2,100) in full just before Wuhan was locked down on January 23. Now another rental payment is due.

“Isn’t that terrible? I paid 15,000 in rent and did no business,” he said.

While many other Chinese cities are getting back to near-normal, Wuhan’s government has made clear that easing controls poses new perils and that a return to usual life will have to wait. 

In some areas, it’s been two steps forward, one step back.

Wuhan authorities said 70 residential neighbourhoods -- out of nearly 7,000 recently declared “epidemic-free” -- lost that status this week, prolonging lockdown measures there.

The government has suggested the status revocation was due to the discovery of asymptomatic cases.

China initially withheld numbers of asymptomatic cases -- people who test positive but show no symptoms of COVID-19, the pneumonia-like illness caused by the virus.

It said on Thursday that the country now has over a thousand such patients under medical observation -- with 674 of those in Hubei, where Wuhan is the provincial capital.

Chinese officials have said the virus emerged from wildlife sold for food at a local wet market.

Many Wuhan residents expressed to AFP journalists a continued fear about resuming normal activities.

A 59-year-old shopkeeper who gave only her surname, Zhou, has reopened her little store, but says people are too scared to come out and shop.

Dancing outside the shop to get the blood flowing, Zhou said she also fears moving around the city, rarely going out and only for essentials while wearing protective clothing, mask and gloves.

“It’s really hard now. I know some people who have been infected. It’s really scary,” she said.

Traffic has picked up after a ban on leaving the city was lifted on Wednesday, but vast numbers of businesses remain closed and plastic barriers in streets hamper movement.

“The ban is not lifted, not in residential compounds. There’s not much change,” Zhou said.

Many residents are still unable to leave their homes due to the mobile phone health code system which tracks if where they live or have visited remain high-risk.

This hinders movement back to prosperous coastal regions where many Wuhan citizens work, a major income source for their families. (AFP)

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Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls   

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Released from their apartments after a 2½ month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling ...
          

US approves Google request to use segment of US-Asia undersea cable   

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The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved Google’s request to use part of an US-Asia undersea telecommunications cable after the company warned it would face significantly higher prices to carry traffic by other means.  Google agreed to operate a portion of the 8,000-mile Pacific Light Cable Network System between the US and Taiwan, but not Hong Kong. Google and Facebook helped pay for construction of the now completed telecommunications link but US regulators have blocked its use. The Justice Department earlier told the FCC in a petition it supported Google’s revised request. The agency said US agencies believe “there is a significant risk that the grant of a direct cable connection between the United States and Hong Kong would seriously jeopardize the national security and law enforcement interests of the United States.” Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, whose relations with the United States have soured over the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, trade disputes and security concerns. In a statement, Google thanked the FCC for approving its request and added “dedicated global network deployment and operations team is continually increasing capacity to meet the needs of our users, and that includes our subsea cable system.” The FCC is allowing Google to operate the segment for the next six months, pending a final disposition of the license application. Google told regulators earlier this year it has “an immediate need to meet internal demand for capacity between the US and Taiwan, in particular to connect Google’s Taiwan data center to Google data centers in the US and to serve users throughout the Asia-Pacific region.” It added that without that “capacity, the value of large, recent capital investments Google has made in the United States is significantly reduced.” The Justice Department said without temporary authority “Google would likely have to seek alternative capacity at significantly higher prices.” Google has also agreed to “pursue diversification of interconnection points in Asia,” as well as to establish network facilities that deliver traffic “as close as practicable” to its ultimate destination, the department added. The United States has expressed concerns about China’s role in handling network traffic and potential for espionage. Around 300 subsea cables form the backbone of the internet by carrying 99% of the world’s data traffic. A Facebook affiliate sought FCC approval to use a portion of the cable connecting the Philippines to the United States to handle traffic. Facebook said on Wednesday it is “navigating through all the appropriate channels on licensing and permitting.” Via our content partners at Reuters. Reporting by Andrea Shalal and David Shepardson. Editing by Chris Reese, Nick Zieminski and Sonya Hepinstall.

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ABC News: US intelligence warned of China's spreading contagion in November   

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US intelligence officials were warning as far back as late November that the novel coronavirus was spreading through China's Wuhan region and posing a threat to its people and daily life, according to ABC News.
          

¿‘La Rosa de Guadalupe’ habría predicho la pandemia de Covid-19? (video)   

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rosa de GuadalupeEn medio de la cuarentena por Coronavirus que se vive en México, resurge un capítulo de La Rosa de Guadalupe que representa una pandemia. Pero, ¿será que el programa “predijo” la actual crisis por el virus de Wuhan? Si bien hay varias similitudes en el episodio de la popular serie de Televisa con lo que ocurre actualmente en nuestro país ante el COVID-19, el programa no predijo nada. Y es que el capítulo, llamado “El día que se acabó el mundo”, se estrenó en mayo de 2009 luego de la epidemia de…
          

Datos oficiales sobre el coronavirus ¿nos mienten los gobiernos?   

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A medida que cada vez más países superan las cifras oficiales de China sobre los afectados por el coronavirus, aumentan las dudas de si el gobierno chino ocultó la realidad. En este vídeo repasamos algunas de las acusaciones más recientes sobre su sistema de recuento, que no tiene en cuenta los casos asintomáticos y analizamos noticias con bastante eco como la de las urnas funerarias de Wuhan o los usuarios de telefonía móvil dados de baja durante la epidemia. ¿Cuánto hay de cierto en ello?

etiquetas: china, coronavirus, mentir, gobiernos, desinformación

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Baidu released "Wuhan restart" search big data: traffic travel search fever increased by 115%, return to work certificate increased by 320%   

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By default, from 0:00 on April 8, Wuhan officially lifted the control measures for the channel from Han to Hubei. After 76 days of "war epidemic", Wuhan officially restarted, and this heroic city ushered in a comprehensive recovery.
          

Seven measures to support services recovery Alipay: Wuhan, Hubei first arranged   

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After 11 years, Alibaba restarted the "Chunlei plan" to fully support small and medium-sized enterprises and help China's economic recovery after the epidemic. In response to the biggest impact on the offline service industry, Alipay also launched seven support initiatives today to support the service industry in winning the economic battle with digital new weapons.
          

A pesar de la pérdida de dinero, Bill Gates financiará siete proyectos de vacuna para el coronavirus simultáneamente   

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A pesar de la pérdida de dinero, Bill Gates financiará siete proyectos de vacuna para el coronavirus simultáneamente

La fundación Bill & Melinda Gates está financiando la construcción de fábricas para siete candidatos a la vacuna contra el coronavirus.

Finalmente se terminará eligiendo solo uno o dos de los siete proyectos, lo que significa que miles de millones de dólares se habrán gastado de forma poco eficiente. Dada la situación de emergencia, sin embargo, Gates opina que vale la pena el esfuerzo.

Siete proyectos

La Fundación Gates pretende así movilizarse más rápido que los gobiernos para combatir el brote de coronavirus. Algo que ya ocurrido en el pasado con otras empresas privadas, como en el famoso caso de la secuencia completa del genoma humano.

Esta enorme inversión de dinero tiene poco retorno en el sentido de que, en aras de economizar en tiempo, se invertirá simultáneamente en siete proyectos, aunque lo más probable es que solo funcione uno o dos.

Así, el multimillonario asumió que “desperdiciarán unos miles de millones en instalaciones e infraestructuras que no escogeremos porque otro proyecto es mejor”. Pero, en su opinión, “unos cuantos de miles de millones en la situación en la que estamos, donde se perderán billones de dólares hablando en términos económicos, vale la pena”.

Gates cree que podría llevar unos 18 meses desarrollar una posible vacuna para combatir el coronavirus.

Gates y su mujer, Melinda Gates, ya han prometido 100 millones de dólares para combatir la pandemia de coronavirus, incluido el esfuerzo por enviar kits de prueba de coronavirus en su propio hogar a personas en el estado de Washington.

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La noticia A pesar de la pérdida de dinero, Bill Gates financiará siete proyectos de vacuna para el coronavirus simultáneamente fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Ciencia por Sergio Parra .


          

WWE legend, Hulk Hogan, says coronavirus pandemic is punishment for idol worshiping   

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WWE legend Hulk Hogan has controversially claimed the world may not need a vaccine for coronavirus because the pandemic is an act of God. The dreaded virus which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has already claimed thousands of lives with nearly...



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Wuhan dünyaya döndü: Binlerce kişi kentten çıkıyor   

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Geçen yıl aralık ayında Çin'in Wuhan kentinde ortaya çıkan korona virüsü nedeniyle en az 2 bin 500 kişinin öldüğü kentte giriş çıkış yasağı kaldırıldı. Honda, Wuhan'daki fabrikasını tekrar açtı.
          

Video: First plane and train arrive in Wuhan as city lifts 11 week lockdown    

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This is the moment the first plane and train arrive in Wuhan as the city lifts its 11 week-long coronavirus lockdown. The date of the enforcement's being lifted in the UK is still unknown.
          

Wuhan expat discusses city's life after lockdown    

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British teacher Chris Hill living in the coronavirus epicentre Wuhan says he is now relieved to have opted against returning to the UK as it battles with its own coronavirus mass outbreak.
          

Video: Crew members arrive in Sydney after flight stopped over in Wuhan    

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Flight from Shanghai arrives in SYDNEY after stopover in Wuhan, China with crew members unloading mystery cargo and heading to a hotel just days after strict coronavirus lockdown in China was lifted.
          

Video: Meet the first baby born outside of lockdown in Wuhan    

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Meet the first baby born outside the lockdown in Wuhan, born moments after the restrictions were lifted. Wuhan had spent 76 days in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
          

Economic Extortion   

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The Wuhan Virus, which originated from the city of that name, in the province of Hubei, in the heartland of the People’s Republic of China, may not have been released on the world deliberately, but the situation is certainly being … Continue reading
          

Simplified So What   

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Oversimplified, really, and beginning with the time frames I use below. Let’s say the Wuhan Virus situation and the associated stay-at-home moves the several States apply—particularly the latter—lead to a drop in our GDP of 30% (a drop I pulled … Continue reading
          

Some Perspective   

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Keeping in mind that we’re early; the stock market isn’t the underlying economy, just linked to it; and there’s room to fall further. And keeping in mind that the Wuhan Virus situation will abate in the not too distant future, … Continue reading
          

The Coming Wuhan Virus War   

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Daniel Henninger worries about the next Wuhan Virus war (he refers to it with the more press’ saccharine, more politically correct label, “coronavirus” war).  This is a political war between the American Left and the rest of our American nation. … Continue reading
          

Wuhan Virus Tracking   

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Many nations are using cell phone data and/or apps installed on cell phones to track folks known to be infected in order to identify those persons’ contacts and to build up anticipatory data of pending and developing hotspots. This is … Continue reading
          

Teachers Unions and Online Education   

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Oregon’s public schools are closed down due to the Wuhan Virus situation, as are most of our nation’s school systems.  As a result of that, parents started flocking their children to online charter schools so as to continue their education.  … Continue reading
          

SMMC expects surge in local COVID patients   

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SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is preparing for more suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients that need to be admitted to the hospital. Based on case studies and data analysis from other COVID-19 countries where communal spread has occurred, estimates on the actual number - not to be confused with the reported number - of infected persons in the community can be forecasted based on the mortality rate and the doubling in cases over a specific number of days.

COVID surge and pre-existing conditions

As per April 7th, 2020 SMMC has admitted 12 COVID-19 related patients since the start of the outbreak of which 2 are currently admitted and in critical condition and being ventilated, 5 unfortunately are deceased and 5 have been discharged and are in stable condition in strict home isolation. From the admitted COVID-19 related patients to SMMC so far, the conclusion is that patients are predominantly in very poor condition and in most cases suffer from comorbidities (= pre-existing health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and/or overweight). Looking at the patient population on St. Maarten where hypertension, diabetes and overweight are common health issues, SMMC expects a surge in the number of (suspected) COVID-19 patients that are in (extremely) poor condition once admitted to SMMC.

If a correlation is made using the figures from Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and based on data analysis from other countries, the expected number of COVID-19 admittances and mortality on St. Maarten can be estimated based on the global scientific and societal experiences. SMMC therefore has been taking preventative measures such as establishing more ICU capacity in the past weeks to prepare for the surge in admitted COVID-19 patients it is expecting.

Isolation and ICU capacity

Trough the expansion of the Medical/Surgical ward by hermetically sealing off the ward and designating it to the care for acute COVID-19 patients only and through the extra ICU capacity brought in through the Dutch Government’s support, SMMC has increased its isolation capacity to 14 isolation beds inside of the hospital of which 6 beds are for ICU care with each having its own ventilator. The extra ICU capacity that has arrived on St. Maarten on Sunday April 5th, 2020 via Dutch military plane transport also includes a special “ICU-tent”. This ICU-tent has 6 beds - each with its own ventilator - and has negative pressure. The ICU-tent will be transformed into an ICU-container (a so-called “Hospitainer”) in the near future, which is more storm resilient, but because of logistical reasons could not get to St. Maarten sooner so a tent has been erected in the meantime.

Additional medical staff

It is important to note that increasing ICU capacity and the number of ventilators alone will only be effective with the help of additional medical (ICU) staff as SMMC does not have the medical staff capacity currently to man the additional ICU beds. It takes approx. 4 medical staff to operate 1 bed, per day. As such, a medical team consisting of at least 30 additional healthcare professionals has been recruited and is expected to arrive on St. Maarten in the course of this week to help with the much-needed ICU care in the ICU-tent.

Mobile Medical Pavilion

SMMC and Government of St. Maarten are also working on completing additional medium care capacity in the form of a Mobile Medical Pavilion (MMP), which will also to be used for triage purposes for anyone showing flu like symptoms. The MMP houses 7 double patient rooms and support staff rooms. Procurement of the medical equipment for outfitting the MMP are ongoing and are being financed by St. Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, a World Bank-managed Trust Fund financed by Government of The Netherlands and implemented by the Government of St. Maarten. The MMP and ICU-tent are both located in the same area - opposite SMMC - at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex basketball and tennis courts respectively.

Ventilators

It must be taken into consideration that putting a patient on a ventilator is an extreme and invasive measure. It is a form of life support that takes over the breathing when a patient is unable to breathe on their own. Ventilators can be lifesaving but they do not fix the problem that led to the patient needing to be put on ventilation in the first place. The procedure of being put on a ventilator is a very invasive one: the patient is given a sedative, then a paralytic that stops their breathing after which a long plastic tube is inserted through the trachea and vocal cords into the lungs. This allows the ventilator to deliver puffs of highly oxygenated air to the lungs. Once a patient is put on a ventilator, they might have to remain on ventilation for 2 to 4 weeks in case of COVID-19.

Unfortunately, preliminary research into the mortality among COVID-19 patients on ventilators found that in the United Kingdom out of 98 patients, just 33 were discharged alive. In Wuhan (China), only 3 out of 22 ventilated patients survived.

SMMC urges the public to call their family doctor or the CPS hotline 914 (or 542-1122, 542-1222), if you have any of the general COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, tiredness, shortness of breath) or if you have any questions or require additional information regarding COVID-19.


          

US Intel Warned of ‘Out-of-Control’ Disease Months Before WHO Declared Pandemic - Report   

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US intelligence officials were reportedly raising alarms about a virus spreading through the Chinese city of Wuhan back in November 2019, referring to it as an “out-of-control disease” that “would pose a serious threat to US forces in Asia.”
          

Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief —   

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The United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets – such as the one in Wuhan, China, believed to be the starting point of the coronavirus outbreak – to prevent future pandemics. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the acting executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, said countries should move to
          

7 YouTube Channels for the Stay-at-Home Food Adventurer   

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Food is both a comfort and a necessity. Thanks to grocery-store workers, delivery people, and many others, those fortunate enough to be sheltering in place at home are sustaining themselves with bread-baking projects, foods from childhood, and new recipes.

But along with its comfort value, food can be transportive. In the last few years, a certain kind of food channel on YouTube has become an island of charming calm in an ocean of frenetic cooking competitions and sped-up, hands-and-pans vertical videos. Filmed in the countryside, or in a quiet kitchen, they feature people around the world making use of ever-more inexpensive technology to film themselves cooking and crafting. They rarely offer instruction—instead, the viewer watches in awe as a cook deftly makes something wonderful.

Liziqi

The queen of food and handcrafts on the internet may very well be Li Ziqi, a young woman from Sichuan, China, with millions of fans and dozens of videos. With intense focus and Herculean effort, she forages, crafts, and cooks in rural surroundings that have the beauty of a fairy tale. Clarissa Wei, a senior reporter for Goldthread, notes that for many people in China, these videos are nostalgic, as they offer "a glorified version of domestic viewers’ childhoods" in the countryside. Li Ziqi and her Yunnan-based counterpart Dianxi Xiaoge both have plenty of fans outside of China as well, she adds. "But the difference is that foreign viewers are amazed by everything they do and see their lives as a type of escapism."

Xiao Xi's Culinary Idyll

From a village in Hunan comes a more technical but equally soothing video series. On the channel Xiao Xi's Culinary Idyll, the host makes dishes ranging from soup dumplings to stewed radish, a process complicated by the fact that he often weaves the bamboo steamer or forges his skillet himself. (He noted in an interview earlier this year that viewers are often much more interested in the food he cooks than the tools he makes.) In this video, Xiao Xi makes Tibetan-style braised chicken in a stone pot, but only after he chips himself a pot out of a rock picked up by the riverside. Xiao Xi has also addressed the current global pandemic by filming himself making Wuhan's hot dry noodles, a dish that has become a symbol of resilience.

Grandpa Kitchen

Out of all the culinary feats performed on the internet, those of Grandpa Kitchen are the worthiest. Narayana Reddy, from the Indian state of Telangana, started the channel in 2017, documenting himself and his assistants cooking massive amounts of food for orphaned children and filming it for awed fans around the world. The food itself ranges from Indian classics to massive red velvet cakes and milkshakes, all made outdoors in a lush green setting and enjoyed by hungry children.

In this video, he cooks an immense amount of falooda, a sweet, creamy dessert made with vermicelli noodles. Reddy himself passed away late last year, but his work continues, with recent videos showing his nephew Srikanth cooking orange chicken and American-style fried rice.

Peaceful Cuisine

All of the videos on this list are far from frenetic, but Peaceful Kitchen from Japan takes it a step further, offering each video with and without music (the latter for those who like the ASMR effect). Plus, host Ryoya Takashima cooks with vegan ingredients (in a 2014 interview, he expressed a desire to be a vegan Jamie Oliver). His videos range from Japanese takoyaki to Turkish simit bread to everything in between, including a how-to on vegan California rolls. The videos, though quiet, are beautiful and thought-provoking, in line with Takashima's mission to show "how adopting a vegan lifestyle, even at a small scale, can make a significant difference."

JunsKitchen

Junichi Yoshizuki is perhaps best known for his video of himself turning a rusty old knife into a sleek kitchen tool once more. On his channel, JunsKitchen, he often ventures out on a bike, with his large fluffy cat, to source ingredients. Once home, he whips up homemade tofu, sushi for his cats, and, as in the above video, a glorious model of a cherry tree made out of tempura and somen noodles.

De Mi Rancho a Tu Cocina

For those who like more than just pretty visuals, Doña Angela delivers the practicality. On her channel, De mi Rancho a Tu Cocina, she walks viewers through each step of making pozole (a pork and corn-based stew), mole, enchiladas, and gorditas over the course of dozens of videos. Her channel's title translates to From My Ranch to Your Kitchen, and Doña Angela's ranch in Michoacán provides many of her ingredients, such as the slightly wilted pumpkin flowers she harvests for the quesadillas she cooks on her wood-fired stove.

Cooking With Marobud

While many videos in this genre feature traditional cooking, the series Cooking With Marobud looks even further back to recreate Viking cuisine. Using ingredients that would have been available to ancient Vikings, Marobud, a Czech reenactment group, cooks flatbreads, meat, and soup with elegant tools and neat efficiency. Though a good number of Marobud's videos are devoted to cooking, the remainder demonstrate other essential skills for Vikings, such as how to start a fire with flint and steel, how to make a Viking backpack, and how to undertake an 800-mile journey to Rome with only Viking-age equipment.

Do you know of any other YouTube channels we missed? You can join the conversation about this and other stories in the Atlas Obscura Community Forums.


          

Successful Online Management of COVID-19 Infection   

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A team of researchers in Wuhan, China have developed a multidisciplinary self-managed home quarantine method that was effective in controlling the source of COVID-19 infection and was useful in alleviating the shortage of medical resources. The case study "Implications for Online Management: Two Cases with COVID-19" describes the use of an online/offline multidisciplinary quarantine observation form,

          

Tencent to quadruple staff number in Wuhan office   

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WUHAN, April 9 (Xinhua) -- China internet giant Tencent will expand its number of employees in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, hard hit by the novel coronavirus, to 4,000 in the next three years, quadrupling the current level, the company said late Tuesday.

The company will further increase investment in the city in areas including smart cities, smart education and artificial intelligence, as part of a cooperation plan it reached with the city.

The company is expected to work with local companies in digitalizing the city's administration affairs, setting up an online education base, and establishing bases and schools for smart vehicles and cultivating relevant talent.

The measures will be implemented step by step before 2023, according to Wu Xuelai, general manager of the Hubei branch of Tencent Cloud, the company's cloud computing arm.

On March 24, Tencent established a global pandemic fund worth 100 million U.S. dollars. The company has partnered with various institutions to donate medical supplies to heavily affected countries and regions.
          

UPDATE: COVID-19 case tally: 1.46 million cases, 85,397 deaths and U.S. case tally tops 400,000   

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The number of cases of COVID-19 around the world rose to 1.46 million on Wednesday, while the number of fatalaties rose to 85,397 according to aggregated data from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering's Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. At least 308,757 people around the world have recovered from the novel coronavirus that has sickened people in 184 countries, the data show. The U.S still has the most number of cases worldwide, at 403,923 and 13,007 deaths. Another 22,717 people have recovered. In Europe, Spain has 146,690 cases and 14,555 deaths. Italy has 139,422 cases and 17,669 fatalaties, making it the highest in the world. France has overaken Germany in case numbers at 110,070 and 10,343 deaths. Germany has 109,329 cases and just 2,096 deaths. China has 82,809 cases and 3,337 deaths. The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first reported late last year, lifted travel restrictions Wednesday that had been in place since Jan. 23. Iran, another hot spot, has 64,586 cases and 3,993 deaths.

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