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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), I

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 | 0 comments

 

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Some information, stories, videos, documentaries and links regarding the COVID-19 and the Coronavirus…


 

 

DATA:

 

The Worldometer

 

UPDATES:

 

The J. Hopkins, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) link

 

 

The numbers in these two websites where there (available in the internet for everyone to see ) since at least the 22nd of January. And each passing day they were screaming:

BE CAREFUL,

BE AWARE, OTHERWISE SOON, VERY SOON, DEATH WILL BE EVERYWHERE…

In addition, since the end of January/beginning of September the opinion of experts (epidemiologists etc…; there was a link entitled opinions in the worldometer, which is not available anymore) was one and only one: Pandemic.

And yet no one in Europe and the US  paid any attention to the screaming numbers or the opinions of the experts.


 

Dr. John Campell

Dr. John Campell, a retired nurse teacher and A and E nurse based in England,  daily uploads videos since the beginning of February:

 

 

His message is and was: Be proactive not reactive…In sharp contrast Europe and US remain inactive for too long…

 


 Two more very useful sites:

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research – Our World in Data

The documents and the associated charts in this website report and visualize the data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC). Established in 2005 and based in Stockholm it is an EU agency with the aim to strengthen Europe’s defense against infectious diseases:

OUR WORLD IN DATA

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic- Statistics & Facts:

Statista


 

COUNTRIES:

 

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China:

 

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Cases (C) and Deaths (D):

Jan 22nd: C: 571, D: 17

Feb 1st: C: 14,380, D: 304

Feb 12th: C: 58,761, D: 1,259

Feb 19th: C: 74,576, D: 2118

Feb 26th: C: 78,497, D: 2,744

Mar 1st: C: 80,026, D: 2,912

Mar 21st: C: 81,054, D: 3,261

 

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Two Important Dates:

A. 23 January: Wuhan and other cities go into lockdown

China’s coronavirus lockdown strategy: brutal but effective. The world was astonished by the Wuhan quarantine but it seems to have worked…

Wuhan alone has a population of 11 million, and tens of millions more people in nearby cities were soon brought under lockdown as well, as the scale of the crisis became apparent. Questions about the policy lingered for weeks.

But nearly two months on, Beijing’s approach appears vindicated. China has reported its first day with no domestic transmissions of the disease; all newly identified cases had been imported from abroad, health authorities say.

Countries with their own exponentially-growing outbreaks are imposing similar measures, from Italy and Spain to Germany and California, though none are as strict as Wuhan’s:

GUARDIAN

 

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B. February 4th: On Sunday, China finished building an emergency hospital set up specifically to tackle the Wuhan coronavirus. It only took 10 days.

The 645,000-square-foot makeshift medical facility, which took in its first patients on Tuesday, is made up of two floors and is already equipped with 1,000 beds, several isolation wards, and 30 intensive care units.

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The panic-built Huoshenshan hospital was also modeled on the blueprints of a medical facility which was set up in Beijing in 2003 to help tackle the SARS epidemic, which also helped speed up the construction process, according to Quartz:

BUSINESS INSIDER

AND THIS IS ONE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHINESE AND THE EUROPEANS (AS WELL AS THE AMERICANS). THE FORMER HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF SARS…


SARS AND THE COVER UPS

 

It seems like it’s SARS all over again. Only this time is a much more clever,and therefore, deadlier virus:

KILLER BUG

And as with SARS the totalitarian government in China (and the local authorities in Wuhan) tried, at least initially, to cover it up:

Dr. Li Wenliang warned of the virus as far back as December, when it first emerged. He died from the virus on Febr. 6th:

THE WEEK


THOSE WHO PREDICTED IT, A FEW EXAMPLES:

 

1.  The Ebola Survivor, Dr. Ian Crozier, an infections diseases specialist back in 2015:

 

2. The Chinese scientists from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, almost a year ago, January 2019:

ABSTRACT: […] Thus, it is highly likely that future SARS- or MERS-like coronavirus outbreaks will originate from bats, and there is an increased probability that this will occur in China. Therefore, the investigation of bat coronaviruses becomes an urgent issue for the detection of early warning signs, which in turn minimizes the impact of such future outbreaks in China. The purpose of the review is to summarize the current knowledge on viral diversity, reservoir hosts, and the geographical distributions of bat coronaviruses in China, and eventually we aim to predict virus hotspots and their cross-species transmission potential.

BatCoronavirusesInChina2019

 

3. The novel writer Koontz wrote about a fictional virus in his novel and that its name “Wuhan-400” refers the Chinese city in which the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) actually started, the illness in his book doesn’t share more traits with COVID-19.

In his novel, Koontz described “Wuhan-400” as “China’s most important and dangerous: new biological weapon in a decade”. He also wrote it was developed by labs outside of the city of Wuhan.

There is no proof that the new coronavirus was created in a lab. The virus is believed to have originated late last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. Health experts think it may have originated in bats and then passed to humans, possibly via another species:

REUTERS

 

4. Bill Gates (in 2015) noted that after the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the state of preparation was not up to par. He suggested ways the world could improve its defense strategy.

“The failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating than Ebola,” he said.

In comparing future threats, he noted that Ebola did not spread through the air and that people were bedridden by the time they were contagious. He suggested a future threat could be an airborne virus that spreads easily, “a virus where people feel well enough while they’re infectious that they get on a plane or they go to a market.”

Gates noted the world is far better prepared now than it was for the 1918 flu pandemic because of technology alone. But he added the world should prepare for an outbreak akin to how it would prepare for war:

US TODAY

“The next outbreak? We’re not ready.”

 

 

Here are 11 people who seemingly predicted the coronavirus pandemic:

BUSINESS INSIDER


Now lets have a look at what the Europeans were doing in February:

 

Α. In Italy, Spain, France and all over Europe, thousands of them they were going to watch football games (the Champions League):

Febr 19th in Italy: C: 3, D: 0

«Game zero»

Ο Le Foche, ο οποίος εργάζεται στο νοσοκομείο Umberto I της Ρώμης, συνέδεσε την δραματική κατάσταση στο Μπέργκαμο με τη μεγάλη συγκέντρωση οπαδών της ποδοσφαιρικής ομάδας της Αταλάντα.

Η αναμέτρηση Αταλάντα – Βαλένθια, στις 19 Φεβρουαρίου στο Σαν Σίρο, ήταν το «παιχνίδι μηδέν», όπως αναφέρει η ιστοσελίδα bergamonews.

Τότε κι ενώ η επιδημία βρισκόταν στα πρωτα στάδια της εξάπλωσης στην Βόρεια Ιταλία, με αποτέλεσμα να μην έχουν ληφθεί ακόμη δραστικά μέτρα, περίπου 2.500 οπαδοί της Αταλάντα ταξίδεψαν στο Μιλάνο για να παρακολουθήσουν την αναμέτρηση με την Βαλένθια. Αυτοί, γύρισαν πίσω στα σπίτια τους, έχοντας μολυνθεί από τον ιό. Το ίδιο σκηνικό συνέβη και με τους φιλάθλους της Βαλένθια, οι οποίοι επέστρεψαν στην Ισπανία με συμπτώματα κοροναϊού.

«Όλα είναι πιθανά» αναφέρει ο Francesco Le Foche. «Πέρασε ένας μήνας από εκείνον τον αγώνα οπότε η χρονική συγκυρία, ταιριάζει.

Χιλιάδες κόσμος στις εξέδρες, δίπλα-δίπλα, να αγκαλιάζεται σε κατάσταση απόλυτης ευτυχίας.

Κανείς δεν ήθελε να χάσει αυτό το παιχνίδι, οπότε μπορεί να υποθέσει κανείς ότι στις εξέδρες βρέθηκαν και άνθρωποι που μπορεί να είχαν λίγο πυρετό, να είχαν ήδη συμπτώματα αλλά να μην έδωσαν σημασία», σημειώνει ο Ιταλός ειδικός συμπληρώνοντας: «Ίσως ήταν τρέλα που το ματς δεν έγινε «κεκλεισμένων των θυρών», ωστόσο τότε δεν υπήρχαν σαφή δεδομένα. Τώρα είναι αδιανόητο να γίνει κάτι τέτοιο», καταλήγει ο ανοσιολόγος:

ΒΗΜΑ

THIS, EX POST, WAS PROBABLY A VERY DEADLY GAME.

Ο ιός εξαπλώθηκε και στη Βαλένθια:

Στις 10 Μαρτίου οι δύο ομάδες συναντήθηκαν ξανά, στη Βαλένθια αυτήν τη φορά. Η κατάσταση είχε ξεφύγει ήδη στην Ιταλία, ενώ και στην Ισπανία τα κρούσματα είχαν αυξητική τάση. Ο αγώνας του ‘Μεστάγια’ διεξήχθη κεκλεισμένων των θυρών και οδήγησε σε νέο θρίαμβο της Αταλάντα. Ελάχιστοι ασχολήθηκαν με αυτήν τη νίκη, όταν την Κυριακή 15 Μαρτίου ο αμυντικός των Ισπανών, Εσεκιέλ Γκαράι, ανακοίνωσε πως είναι θετικός στον ιό. Λίγες ημέρες αργότερα, ο ίδιος ο σύλλογος επιβεβαίωσε ότι υπάρχουν 5 παίκτες θετικοί και λίγο αργότερα πως το 35% των ανθρώπων της ομάδας, από παίκτες, προπονητές, προσωπικό και παράγοντες, έχουν προσβληθεί από κορονοϊό.

We should also mention “Game ONE” as well:

Febr 26th, in Italy: C: 470, D: 12

Not only “Game Zero” took place on Febr 19th in Milano, but “Game One” took place in Lyon on Febr 26th. Probably this was also a deadly game:

 

 


 

B. In Germany thousands of people were going to the Carnivals:

Cologne: 20-28 February, THE LARGEST CARNIVAL IN GERMANY!:

COLOGNE

Coronavirus Map in Germany

and surprise surprise: Cases in Nordrhein-Westfalen: 7,361 are the highest in Germany.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put herself under self-quarantine after learning that her doctor who had vaccinated her against pneumonia on Friday has tested positive for COVID-19:

NPR


 

C. In the UK thousands of people were going to concerts:

For example:

STEREOPHONICS

Stereophonics heavily criticised for not cancelling their gig in Cardiff: WALESONLINE

Date of Concert: March 14th-15th: Cases in UK: 1391, D: 55.

This was probably  a deadly concert, as deadly as the two football games in Italy and the many carnivals in Germany.


 STEREOPHONICS, World Tour 2020:

 

Karagiozis Announced!

The Welsh Rockers  kicked off their latest worldwide tour in:

Wuhan, China: 23rd of January, C: 830, D: 25

Daegu, South Korea: 29th of February, C: 3,150, D: 17

Bergamo, Italy: March 1st, C: 1,701, D: 41

Madrid, Spain: March 8th, C: 674, D: 17

London, UK: March  10th, C: 383, D: 6

New York, USA: March 22nd, C: 15,168, D: 114.

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Who is supporting Stereophonics 2020? The band will be joined by:

STEREOVIRUS and CORONAPHONICS,  two of UK’s most promising new death metal bands.

The 2020 world tour of Stereophonics is aiming to bring people closer together, and thus, minimize social distance. These are concerts to die for…


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US and Europe as of 22nd of March:

 


UK again:

It seems that the UK is just two weeks away from a coronavirus outbreak as bad as Italy’s:

(BUSINESS INSIDER)

Italy: 7 March: Cases: 5883, Deaths: 233; 22nd March: Cases: 59,138 (1o times those of March the 7th), Deaths: 5,476 (almost 24 times those of March the 7th)

UK: 22 March: Cases: 5,683, Deaths: 281.

The Sun’s Coronavirus UK map live: SUN

Coronavirus in London Mapped: MyLondon

 

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A timeline of how Britain went from ‘low risk’ to an unprecedented national shutdown:

Wednesday 29 January:

The UK’s first two patients test positive for Covid-19 after two Chinese nationals from the same family staying at a hotel in York fall ill. One was studying at the University of York.

Thursday 5 March:

A woman in her 70s becomes the first person to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. The number of people infected with the disease in Britain surges past 100.

Tuesday 10 March:

Nadine Dorries, a junior health minister, becomes the first MP to test positive for coronavirus. Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis also announces he has the illness. Six people in the UK have now died of the illness, with 373 testing positive.

Sunday 15 March

The day after the confirmed number of cases passes 1,000, Matt Hancock says the elderly could be quarantined for a period of up to four months in the coming weeks as a precautionary measure to protect lives.

Major supermarkets warn the public against panic-buying and tell people to “be considerate in the way they shop” as alarm at the escalating crisis mounts.

 Stereophonics’ concert in Cardiff!

 Friday 20 March

In a truly historic escalation of the UK’s response to the outbreak, Mr Johnson orders all pubs, restaurants, gyms and other social venues across the country to close their doors for the foreseeable future.

INDEPENDENT 

51 Days after the first two patients test positive in York…


Back to ITALY:

Πολλοί άνθρωποι πεθαίνουν αβοήθητοι στο σπίτι

Στο μεταξύ, καθώς οι μονάδες εντατικής θεραπείας είναι ασφυκτικά γεμάτες, πολλοί άνθρωποι που προσβλήθηκαν από τον Sars-Cov2 δεν πρόλαβαν καν να περάσουν το κατώφλι κάποιου νοσοκομείου και κατέληξαν στα σπίτια τους. Αυτό τουλάχιστον αναφέρει γιατρός στο τμήμα λοιμωδών νοσημάτων στο νοσοκομείο Papa Giovanni XXIII στο Μπέργκαμο.

Όπως δήλωσε στην ιταλική εφημερίδα «Fatto Quotidiano», ο γιατρός Μάρκο Ρίτσι, που εργάζεται από το 1987 στο συγκεκριμένο νοσοκομείο, «πολλοί είναι κάπως εγκαταλειμμένοι».

«Μας καλούν και υπάρχει κόσμος που λέει ότι περίμενε ώρες και όταν μας ξανακαλούν μας λένε ότι στο μεταξύ κάποιος πέθανε», λέει ο γιατρός εξηγώντας ότι πρόκειται για τα άλλα θύματα του ιού στο Μπέργκαμο. Είναι οι αόρατοι που δεν μπαίνουν στα δελτία».

Όπως χαρακτηριστικά επισημαίνει «αυτό που βλέπουμε στα επίσημα δεδομένα είναι μόνο η κορυφή του παγόβουνου».

Στο Μπέργκαμο οι νεκροί πλησιάζουν τους χίλιους σύμφωνα με τον επίσημο απολογισμό, αλλά και οι δήμαρχοι της περιφέρειας τονίζουν πως «είναι πολλοί περισσότεροι».

Ο δήμαρχος του Μπέργκαμο, Τζόρτζιο Γκόρι, σήμανε πρώτος το «καμπανάκι» πριν από δύο ημέρες λέγοντας ότι όλοι γνωρίζουμε ηλικιωμένους ανθρώπους που πέθαναν στο σπίτι ή σε κάποιο οίκο ευγηρίας και στους οποίους δεν είχε παρθεί δείγμα για τεστ.

Ο Γκόρι εξήγησε πως το ανέφερε αυτό για «να υπάρξει μια πιο ρεαλιστική απεικόνιση του τεράστιου προβλήματος που αντιμετωπίζουμε».

«Τα δεδομένα είναι μόνο η κορυφή του παγόβουνου

Αυτοδιοίκηση


Newspaper headlines: ‘Stay home alone to save your life’

STAY HOME

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STAY HOME

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WET MARKETS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

More and more documentaries about the wet markets appear in the internet:

60 MINUTES AUSTRALIA

 

 

How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus

 

 

 

 


 

 

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TO BE CONTINUED…

 

 

 

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