Interesting indeed Marcus.. I'm keen to know the accuracy of those covid-19 finger prick test kits soon to be distributed worldwide through Amazon etc.
Here in Oz, rumour going around that 45,000 army reserve personnel told to get ready soon to be deployed to monitor/crack down on people as well as provide supplies etc.
are you sure it was China ( the first declared outbreak was in China )
some nations have seemed to believe they were immune ( but now suddenly feeling the need to generate an emergency and quasi martial law )
3M for instance is a US company and yet the US has a massive shortage of 3M masks ( one MIGHT wonder if the 3 million masks Australia has are out-of -date since the Federal government felt the need to secretly stock-pile them )
Australia for instance has a tendency to let cruise ship passengers to just wander off , where next Brisbane or Perth ( can't have them infecting the US military in Darwin )
A makeshift morgue is being built in New York City to accommodate mass casualties as coronavirus-related deaths mount in the empire state.
The city medical examiner is erecting the facility outside Bellevue Hospital on the Upper East Side, as cases eclipsed 30,000, with nearly 300 deaths on Wednesday morning, according to City Hall.
The new measure falls within the purview of the city emergency declaration that New York mayor Bill de Blasio signed weeks ago.
The move comes as the city emerges as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot with members of the Department of Homeland Security informed on Tuesday that New York City is expected to run out of morgue space early next week.
This article is bad for the blood pressure....
They reported 199 total deaths in NYC at 10am. By 6pm, it was 280 deaths. That's 81 deaths in 8 hours, or a death every 6 minutes.
Spain’s military, deployed across the coronavirus-ravaged country to disinfect nursing homes, have discovered residents dead in their beds, abandoned by ill or absent staff.
In the capital of Madrid, funeral homes have been ordered to suspend the collection of bodies due to a lack of protective equipment.
There’s also no room in the city’s morgues and local authorities have commandeered an ice-skating rink to provide urgent storage.
Spain has now passed China with the world’s second-highest death toll, with 738 more fatalities on Wednesday alone bringing the tally to 3434.
NEWS - China and the United States, come together to secure a supply of Personal Protection Equipment for U.S. hospitals in the global battle against COVID-19.
If we new the truth of what the situation is now in China it would go a long way to assisting other countries on what to do and what the future may hold.
China is simply not cooperating on a humane level with the rest of the world by "denying" information on what has occurred in their country, where the virus developed.
This I think confirms beyond any doubt that China has no intention of becoming part of a global community and are doing everything in terms of their own self interest.
There is absolutely no benefit they can gain by holding back information and details regarding this virus, other than, it may lead to more deaths and infections in other countries.
Hopefully this will backfire on them in the future with the realization by other countries on the stance they have taken.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I have seen no evidence of the Chinese cooperating or assisting.
Use them if you will, if it is to your benefit, but don't be afraid to show them no honor.
Well, while writing my little speech, Invesor123 pops up with a link regarding "a partnership between China and the US" ?
Will we get news tomorrow on what the actual situation is in in China then ?
Seems everything is questionable these days.
China has been lying since long before Day 1. This disgusting sham of a country has recently been out touting to tormented Europe and third world countries - to allow them to assist with their fight against the disease. LOL, allow them to assist survival against their fk-ing own Wuhan virus that they created and let loose on the world in the first place. Their 'experts' should be shot on the tarmacs of worldwide airports on arrival. And left for flies to eat. No thank you. In kind consideration of China's assistance with their virus - the rest of the world should declare war on China - and destroy the CCP. It's beyond time.
Pay China back in Trade Dollars - just as the US did in the very late 1800's - they were only valid as currency - in China. The originals were largely silver content. But any that you see on ebay now, and other sites, are likely fakes. Where did the fake coins come from? Of course, China.
A trillion, or two, Trade Dollars as compensation for US Bonds would be easy to print now.......
Millions of Australians are expected to be plunged into unemployment as the coronavirus pandemic grinds the nation’s economy to a halt.
The closing of borders has effectively grounded flights and forced Qantas, Virgin Australia and Flight Centre to stand down thousands of staff, while strict social distancing measures have shut down pubs, clubs, gyms and restaurants.
The images of long queues snaking outside Centrelink sites were reminiscent of the Great Depression but the job losses are expected to accelerate, with prominent economists forecasting construction and manufacturing industries will be the next to feel the squeeze.
It will be difficult to make any decisions or predictions until they settle on a vaccine and it becomes readily available, 3-4-5-6 months ?
This is not the first or the last pandemic the world will see , in the old days all people travelling into Australia would be given health checks Australians dont want or need polio TB leprosy Asian flus corona virus etc etc etc diseases cant get into Australia if we again start screening and rejecting travellers who are suspected of carrying parasites which could kill Australians .
Number of global coronavirus cases now exceeds half a million, w/>23,000 deaths. #China bans most foreign arrivals in bid to block spread via imported cases. #Italy’s coronavirus infections surged despite weeks of lockdowns. Italy and #Spain reporting the most deaths worldwide.
MERS still exists but you NORMALLY need sick camels to get it , so can be contained with a little effort ( but is STILL a problem just like Ebola ) ( in places like Iraq and Iran )
if you believe the conspiracy theorists SARS got an upgrade ( think of a tank with a BIGGER engine put into it , ie it spreads MUCH faster and easier )
SARS ( the old one ,) killed too rapidly to spread widely , so places like Hong Kong KNEW they had a problem quickly ( Covid-19 was only a 'threat a mid-March in the US and UK ) even now some will tell you it is a China or Wuhan virus ( not a horse-shoe bat virus or a bio-weapon )
SARS ( the old one ) only seems to live in research labs ( and weapons labs l ) ( maybe it still kills some and the Asians just adds the tally to 'flu' deaths )
because SARS killed so rapidly China and Hong Kong thought they had this under control ( until they realized it was a NEW virus , not a natural twist on an old enemy and the virus has spread very widely BEFORE they knew it was a virus outbreak ( in you can be infectious up to 20 days or more before showing MILD symptoms in China with over 1 billion people one infected person MIGHT infect hundreds before seeking medical help