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China Quarantines City Of 11 Million As Hong Kong Confirms Second Case Of Coronavirus

Does this really sound “contained”?

Update 6 (1530ET): Hong Kong has reportedly confirmed a second case of coronavirus.

More details to come…

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Update 5 (1500ET): After praising all of China’s efforts to contain the outbreak, the WHO Director General announced that the emergency committee would delay its decision on whether to declare the coronavirus a major health emergency of international concern because the committee wants “more information.”

It’s unclear exactly what they’re hoping to learn between today and tomorrow, but with the pace at which the virus is spreading, it’s possible that nearly 1,000 cases will have been identified by then.

Only five other outbreaks have warranted this designation from the WHO.

Fortunately, we should know more tomorrow.

As of 3 pm ET, their press conference was still ongoing, and any interested readers can watch below:

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Update 4 (1350ET): Almost exactly an hour after we tweeted a flight tracking map showing dozens of departures from Wuhan’s International Airport…

….Chinese authorities have reportedly suspended all outbound air and train travel from the city, expanding on their edict that nobody leave, and nobody enter, the city in central China, which has a population of 11 million people, making it larger than New York City.

No flights have taken off from that airport for the last 40 minutes

Screenings for the virus have been expanding to airports in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and elsewhere. Russia has tightened its border for Chinese travelers, and other countries have also stepped up screening efforts.

As the outbreak worsens, the people of Wuhan are feeling increasingly isolated as the number of cases surpasses 550, and the number of deaths has nearly doubled.

Communist Party leaders, via their allies in the press, touted the transit shutdown as unprecedented, something that wasn’t done even during the 2003 SARS outbreak.

But as Beijing once again tries to convince the world that it has the situation under control, one reporter has offered some food for thought:

They might as well change Wuhan’s name to Raccoon City.

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Update 3 (1230ET): As Beijing scrambles to contain the coronavirus as the number of cases discovered in China and around the world soars, Japan Times reports that government officials have cancelled some Olympic qualifying events in China.

Women’s soccer qualifiers for this summer’s Tokyo Games will be moved from Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, to another location within China, per the Asian Football Confederation said Wednesday.

Wuhan was supposed to host China, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia for the Group B qualifiers between Feb. 3 and Feb. 9. Instead, the games will be held on the same dates in the city of Nanjing.

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Update 2 (1030amET): Just as we suspected, Chinese authorities have revised the death toll for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak to 17 on Wednesday, meaning that in under 24 hours, the death toll has practically doubled.

Meanwhile, Russia media reports claim that a passenger from Shanghai has been hospitalized, a sign that the virus may now have spread to Russia.

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US stocks are rebounding from yesterday’s virus-driven dip as authorities around the world, including President Trump, insist that the outbreak is under control.

But does this really sound “contained”?

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Update (1000amET): So much for being ‘contained’.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – better known as AMLO – said Wednesday morning that two cases of coronavirus are suspected in Mexico, and that health officials are scrambling to confirm. He added that one of the patients is under observation in Tamaulipas.

AMLO assured the public that the Mexican government is closely monitoring the situation.

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China’s National Health Commission has revised the total of coronavirus cases higher for at least the second time on Wednesday: there are now 473 confirmed patients infected in China alone, though the death toll remained at 9, Reuters reports.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-infections-climb-473-china-hong-kong-confirms-first-case

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The Malthusian Talmudo-Satanist dream come true?
“The chief task of the USA is now the depopulation of the Third World.” Heinrich ‘Hank’ Kissinger

Olivia Kroth
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Has this dangerous virus been imported/implanted by the so-called “protesters” in Hongkong? I would not put it past them!

Wesaf
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Wesaf

Must agree with you has all the haul marks of the Ebola outbreak. Russia now has anti-dote available just ask and they will send it.

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Jane Karlsson

This has been planned for a long time. The first step is to weaken the immune system, which is very sensitive to copper deficiency. Modern diets have very little copper. The AIDS epidemic was also planned. Pregnant women and children in the third world were given iron supplements, which cause manganese deficiency. HIV replication is promoted by iron and prevented by manganese. White flour has had its iron and manganese removed and only the iron replaced. Children become addicted to this so-called food. The rationale for the extra iron was prevention of anaemia. It has been shown in China that… Read more »

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

I should mention that many starving people in the third world have been killed by well-meaning aid workers giving them iron supplements. Iron makes microorganisms proliferate and they die from septicaemia.

I should also mention that iron overload has been reported in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis and many others. Iron damages things and magnesium, manganese and copper prevent it. Modern diets seem to be deliberately designed to be high in iron and low in the other three.

Diana
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Diana

Well if people continue to gobble fast food, live lives of permanent stress, possibly drink to excess, maybe smoke, maybe take drugs and at the first hint of illness swallow the rubbish allopathic doctors prescribe, it’s not surprising that they’re in a fragile state of health and likely to catch anything going.

It is clear that the majority of people on the planet are not in good health to start with and any virus is going to cull a large number. That’s probably why this one somehow “arrived” into the mainstream.

Olivia Kroth
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Do the Chinese really “gobble fast food”? They are famous for their rice- and noodle-based healthy, slim kitchen. When I visited Hongkong (which was 40 years ago, I have to admit) I did not see any “fast food” stalls in the city, only plenty of Chinese food stalls with selfmade delicious dishes.

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Jane Karlsson

Hi Olivia, you might be interested to hear this.

The rice and noodles you mentioned are white, meaning they’ve had most of their micronutrients removed. The Chinese have a serious problem with diabetes, which in lab animals can be cured with manganese. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3578995/

Diabetes in humans can be cured with the plant-based Ma-Pi2 diet, which has 8 times (yes EIGHT TIMES) more manganese than the average American diet (16 vs 2 mg/day).
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dmrr.2519

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

Hi Olivia, you might be interested to hear this. The rice and noodles you mentioned are white, meaning they’ve had most of their micronutrients removed. The Chinese have a serious problem with diabetes, which in lab animals can be prevented with manganese.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dmrr.2519

Diabetes in humans can be prevented with the plant-based Ma-Pi2 diet, which has 8 times (yes EIGHT TIMES) more manganese than the average American diet (16 vs 2 mg/day).
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/dmrr.2519

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

Olivia, the rice and noodles you mentioned are white, which means their micronutrients have been largely removed. The Chinese have a serious problem with diabetes, which in lab animals can be prevented with manganese. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3578995/

In humans, diabetes can be prevented with the Ma-Pi2 diet, which has 8 times more manganese than the average American diet (16 vs 2 mg/day).
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24532293

Paul Martin
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Highly interesting that this outbreak occurs so soon after China agrees to the trade deal with Trump (after holding out at length), and very much like a “punishment” inflicted by the globalist contigent… as certain of their plans and works were effectively betrayed by the Chinese?

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