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Q: NYC is an epicentre ...

More than 70 million Americans on the lock-down. In CA, they call it 'shelter in place' ... 'Ground Stop' i.e. no departures declared at all NY airports ..

Italy had 793 deaths today or over 5000 casualties since the outbreak. Spain's numbers are not much lower ...

 

These are some titles at ZeroHedge ...

 

Here is one I'll open it wide ... while I am listening to Vivaldi:

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/china-inexcusably-hid-information-about...

 

China 'Inexcusably' Hid Information About Coronavirus And Should Admit Their Wrongdoing

China lied, people died timeline ...

 

 

While China may have finally tamped down coronavirus to manageable levels within their borders, the fact remains that they initially lied about the virus while actively suppressing early information that may have saved countless lives, according to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and adviser to President Trump.

 

"Everybody who wants to can just go online and look at January 14th - the WHO website. You'll see the WHO say 'China says there is no human-to-human transmission,'" said Pullsbury.

"Now that was not true. They already knew there was human transmission. And the next day, 20 Chinese came in the White House - with President Trump, Henry Kissinger, Lou Dobbs, myself, we all saw the Chinese up close. Some of them could have been carrying it," he added.

Pillsbury then discussed the case of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang - the whilstleblower who posted on WeChat about the new disease, only to be prosecuted by the government before later dying of the virus. Beijing is now pretending he was never punished for speaking out, and is now lionizing him as a hero.

 

Last week, Axios published a timeline of China's lies and cover-ups regarding COVID-19 which fit perfectly with Dr. Pullsbury's comments:

A study published in March indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited.

This timeline, compiled from information reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the South China Morning Post and other sources, shows that China's cover-up and the delay in serious measures to contain the virus lasted about three weeks.

Dec. 10: Wei Guixian, one of the earliest known coronavirus patients, starts feeling ill.

Dec. 16: Patient admitted to Wuhan Central Hospital with infection in both lungs but resistant to anti-flu drugs. Staff later learned he worked at a wildlife market connected to the outbreak.

 

Dec. 27: Wuhan health officials are told that a new coronavirus is causing the illness.

Dec. 30:

*Ai Fen, a top director at Wuhan Central Hospital, posts information on WeChat about the new virus. She was reprimanded for doing so and told not to spread information about it.

*Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang also shares information on WeChat about the new SARS-like virus. He is called in for questioning shortly afterward.

*Wuhan health commission notifies hospitals of a “pneumonia of unclear cause” and orders them to report any related information.

Dec. 31:

*Wuhan health officials confirm 27 cases of illness and close a market they think is related to the virus' spread.

*China tells the World Health Organization’s China office about the cases of an unknown illness.

Jan. 1: Wuhan Public Security Bureau brings in for questioning eight doctors who had posted information about the illness on WeChat.

*An official at the Hubei Provincial Health Commission orders labs, which had already determined that the novel virus was similar to SARS, to stop testing samples and to destroy existing samples.

Jan. 2: Chinese researchers map the new coronavirus' complete genetic information. This information is not made public until Jan. 9.

 

Jan. 7: Xi Jinping becomes involved in the response.

Jan. 9: China announces it has mapped the coronavirus genome.

Jan. 11–17: Important prescheduled CCP meeting held in Wuhan. During that time, the Wuhan Health Commission insists there are no new cases.

Jan. 13: First coronavirus case reported in Thailand, the first known case outside China.

Jan. 14: WHO announces Chinese authorities have seen "no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus."

Jan. 15: The patient who becomes the first confirmed U.S. case leaves Wuhan and arrives in the U.S., carrying the coronavirus.

Jan. 18:

*The Wuhan Health Commission announces four new cases.

*Annual Wuhan Lunar New Year banquet. Tens of thousands of people gathered for a potluck.

Jan. 19: Beijing sends epidemiologists to Wuhan.

Jan. 20:

*The first case announced in South Korea.

*Zhong Nanshan, a top Chinese doctor who is helping to coordinate the coronavirus response, announces the virus can be passed between people.

Jan. 21:

*The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms the first coronavirus case in the United States.

*CCP flagship newspaper People’s Daily mentions the coronavirus epidemic and Xi's actions to fight it for the first time.

*China's top political commission in charge of law and order warns that “anyone who deliberately delays and hides the reporting of [virus] cases out of his or her own self-interest will be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity."

Jan. 23: Wuhan and three other cities are put on lockdown. Right around this time, approximately 5 million people leave the city without being screened for the illness.

Jan. 24–30: China celebrates the Lunar New Year holiday. Hundreds of millions of people are in transit around the country as they visit relatives.

Jan. 24: China extends the lockdown to cover 36 million people and starts to rapidly build a new hospital in Wuhan. From this point, very strict measures continue to be implemented around the country for the rest of the epidemic.

 

 

The bottom line: China is now trying to create a narrative that it's an example of how to handle this crisis when in fact its early actions led to the virus spreading around the globe.

 

 

https://www.rt.com/news/483736-italy-coronavirus-death-toll/

 

 

https://www.rt.com/news/483711-spain-coronavirus-death-toll-spikes/

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Yep, China covered it up and caused a massive problem, there's no excusing that.

 

But, the world has known since January that this was a very real threat and pretty much ignored / downplayed the threat. And now here we are.

 

I'm not defending China's actions at all here but politicians blaming China for the situation they're now in - when they basically did nothing even after they knew what the situation was - is just scapegoating and passing the buck.

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Yep, China covered it up and caused a massive problem, there's no excusing that.

 

But, the world has known since January that this was a very real threat and pretty much ignored / downplayed the threat. And now here we are.

 

I'm not defending China's actions at all here but politicians blaming China for the situation they're now in - when they basically did nothing even after they knew what the situation was - is just scapegoating and passing the buck.

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Italy Goes Full "Wuhan", Orders Most Restrictive Lockdown Yet, As Global Case Total Passes 300k: Live Updates Summary:

  • *Massive surge in number of deaths and cases in UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, and France

    *New York, New Jersey deaths, cases accelerate

    *Italy goes under full lockdown

    *NY Gov Cuomo: "months, not weeks" to control virus

    *Ukraine declares total quarantine

    *Belgium sees 25% jump in cases

    *Saudi Arabia reports 10% spike

    *German gov't ends years of fiscal restraint with 365 billion euro aid package

    *NYC airspace closed after positive Air Traffic Controller test

    *NJ declares full state lockdown; "will take action" for people not following precautions

    *FDA authorizes first 45-minute COVID-19 test

    *US Fiscal Aid package around $2 trillion (10% of GDP), Kudlow

    *Officials increasingly calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics

 

Update (1835ET): Even after threatening Italians in some areas with serious criminal penalties for violating their stringent quarantine orders, it seems Italy's coronavirus containment efforts have failed.

 

After reporting another shocking jump in deaths, the Italian government has gone full "Wuhan", ordering a shutdown of industrial production.

In a speech delivered just before midnight on Saturday in Rome, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that he is ordering ALL non-essential businesses to be closed, and for Italians to stay home.

These measures are slightly more restrictive than the current measures, which allow Italians more freedom to move about their towns and communities. They will also likely result in a much larger economic hit, as Italy's industrial stalwarts are forced to pause operation.

 

And just like that, an entire country - 60 million Italians - is now under 'shelter in place.'

Elsewhere, as Middle Eastern countries escalate their crackdowns, Kuwait announced that it would start imposing a curfew between 5pm and 4am due to what the government called “non-compliance with Ministry of Health’s instructions to stay indoors." Meanwhile, the UAE has closed beaches and parks for two weeks.

As the number of confirmed cases in Europe and North America soar, the total global case total has surpassed 300k on Saturday.

 

more ...

 

Finally, an interesting snippet from the FT: Researchers on multiple continents say an usual symptom has emerged in the majority of Covid-19 patients: a loss of the sense of smell.

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We're going into lockdown here, the whole country. They're (we're) hoping to head off an Italian like scenario.

 

Police and army will be patrolling and enforcing it.

 

 

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France, Spain Tighten Lockdowns, 14 States Order Residents To 'Stay At Home', As Italy Outbreak Numbers Level Off: Live Updates

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 08:22

 

Summary:

    *Japan PM Abe says world "not ready" to hold Olympics

    *Angela Merkel tests negative for COVID-19

    *Australia and Canada pull athletes from the games

    *NY case total tops 20k

    *Italy sees encouraging slowdown suggesting outbreak might be peaking

    *UK PM Johnson to address the country as deaths hit 335

    *Hong Kong bars all foreigners for 14 days

    *Boeing shuts Puget Sound operations for 2 weeks

    *Spain reports 26% jump in deaths on Sunday

    *State Department says 13,500 stranded Americans abroad are trying to get home

    *New Jersey reports nearly 1,000 case jump

    *UK preparing to close "non-essential" shops

    *Dems hold stimulus bill hostage with last-minute demands

    *Cuomo tours Javits Center

    *India ban on international flights begins

    *Largest 2-day jump in global cases reported over the weekend

    *France announces more restrictive measures

    *8 states have postponed primaries

    *Ireland reports largest daily jump in new cases, yet. The deaths of two men brought the number of fatalities in Ireland to six, in addition to two in Northern Ireland, while on Monday afternoon Dublin reported a record 219 new infections, bringing Ireland's total to 1,125

    *Nigeria closes borders, suspends international flights

    *Myanmar reports first cases

    *Canada reports jump in cases

    *Michigan, Indiana & Mass join stay at home states

    *Spain follows Italy by extending quarantine

    *1 in 3 Americans begin Monday under lockdown

    *White House correspondent rumored to test positive for COVID-19

    *India shutters domestic transit even as 'official' cases remain low

    *Trump sends National Guard troops to New York, California & Washington

    *Fed delivers latest bazooka blast with another massive monetary stimulus

    *Senate holds second stimulus vote

    *Amazon doubles workers overtime pay

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Harvard President Tests Positive For COVID-19: Live Updates

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:53

Summary:

*US reports more than 10k new cases in largest daily jump yet

*Number of new coronavirus cases confirmed over last 2 days largest yet

*NY Gov Cuomo says cases in his state doubling every 3 days

*Pentagon says 174 service members have coronavirus

*Harvard president tests positive

*Alaska orders visitors to quarantine

*UK reports another jump in cases

*US records more than 100 deaths in a day

*India PM Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown that will be largest world has ever seen

*Pelosi says 'real optimism' Congress could reach stimulus bill deal in the next few hours

*Global case total nears 400k

*PM Abe, IOC agree to delay Tokyo Games 1 year, Paralympics still set to take place this summer

*India expands lockdown

*Italian designers making coronavirus face masks

*Pakistan deploys army

*Italy shuts down gas stations

*Albania imposes 16-hour daily lockdown

*Washington DC orders 'non-essential' businesses to close

*Russia, Poland close more businesses, tighten restrictions

*Myanmar, Laos confirm first cases

*Dr. Birx says NY efforts will take 1-2 weeks to show progress

*India bans export of ventilators

*Trump to invoke DPA to produce 60k masks

*G7 promises 'whatever is necessary' to save global economy

*Thailand to declare state of emergency

*Macau, Hong Kong tighten restrictions

*Beijing lifts lockdowns on Hubei, Wuhan

*Nearly half of UK watched Johnson's Monday night address

*Belgium reports 500+ new cases

*European PMI offer first indicator of economic damage

*German finance minister says more stimulus to come

*Hawaii reports first death

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US Overtakes China As The Country With The Most COVID-19 Cases: Live Updates

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:44

 

Summary:

    *Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed

    *New York City hospitals report "apocalyptic" surge in cases

    *US overtakes China as country with the most COVID-19 cases with 81,321 cases

    *Elmhurst Hospital in Queens is overwhelmed with new cases

    *More than 500k volunteers sign up to help the NHS in Britain

    *500k COVID-19 cases diagnosed

    *Italy reports largest batch of new cases in 5 days

    *Abbott Labs submitted application to FDA for point-of-care test

    *New Orleans hosts major outbreak

    *NJ reports another 2k+ cases, 19 deaths

    *Inmate in Washington DC tests positive

    *NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell tests positive

    *India passes $22.6 billion bailout package

    *Tokyo reports 40 cases for 2nd day in a row

    *A record 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment

    *China bans entry of foreigners

    *157 more deaths reported in Iran

    *Putin shuts down Moscow, delays vote on constitutional measures

    *Wednesday was deadliest yet in US

    *President Xi calls on nations to improve policy coordination to avoid a recession

    *Mnuchin says he speaks with Powell up to '30 times a day'

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NYC might go full Wuhan ...

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/spain-reports-deadliest-day-recor...

 

Trump Weighs "Enforceable" Quarantine Order For Greater New York, Including Conn. & NJ: Live Updates

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 12:50

Summary:

  • *Global case total tops 600k

    *Japan fast-tracks approval of treatment drug for COVID-19

    *Third UK minister self-quarantines after showing symptoms of virus

    *Trump weighing enforceable quarantine order for all of greater NY area

    *Trump tells NBC reporter that quarantines of New York, NJ & Conn. were "possible"

    *Italy case total surpasses China

    *Spain reports deadliest day yet

    *UK case total climbs north of 17k

    *Navy hospital ships leave for New York, LA

    *Abe says he's "just barely avoiding" declaring a national emergency

    *Yale University slammed for denying aid to city of New Haven

    *Shinzo Abe promises unprecedented stimulus package

    *Trump gives Pentagon power to call up retired soldiers and reservists

    *NYPD detective dies from COVID-19

    *Italian centennarian survives battle with COVID-19

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Virginians Ordered To "Stay At Home" Until June 10, New Jersey COVID-19 Cases Jump By 3,000 In A Day, Italy Extends Lockdown By 1 Week: Live Updates

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:23

 

Summary:

    *Dr. Fauci says 100k-200k Americans may die from COVID-19

    *Trump extends guidelines to April 30

    *Spain case total passes China

    *Maryland Gov. issues 'stay at home order'

    *Italy reports slowest rise in new cases in 2 weeks

    *South Korea reports worrying rebound in cases around Seoul

    *Virginia to become latest state to issue shelter in place orders

    *Russia expands Moscow lockdown throughout country

    *NY confirms another 7k cases

    *NYC remains undisputed center of US outbreak

    *Seattle area reports optimistic slowdown in new cases, deaths

    *New York surpasses 1k deaths

    *Indian migrant workers 'washed' with disinfectant

    *Dutch navy sailors test positive

    *Netanyahu goes on quarantine

    *Trump: US has enough medical equipment & ventilators to deal with peak of virus outbreak

    *Mnuchin says front-line workers deserve 'hazard pay'

    *Spike in cases should arrive around Easter, Trump said, deaths expected to be "very low"

    *JNJ announces encouraging progress on vaccine

    *Mexico refuses "to implement state of siege" as case numbers remain low

    *Russia ramps up testing

    *WHO said outbreaks in Italy and Spain "potentially stabilizing"

    *UK reports another 2,619 cases

    *Chinese press publishes photo of Xi standing in public without mask

    *France reports another 4k cases

    *NJ case total climbs to 16.6k

    *UN proposes $2.5 trillion global rescue program

    *Australia launches worker subsidy program

    *Tokyo Olympics officially delayed until 2021

    *Poland imposes more restrictions on life

    *Amazon workers planning strike

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Here We Go Again: China Puts Entire County On Lockdown After New Corona Cluster Emerges

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:47

China is no longer fixed.

Having lied for the past two months about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, eager to convey the message that the crisis "under control" just so people return to work, full of hope and enthusiasm, rejoicing at the surge in China's just as fabricated PMI numbers, and willing to work their asses off (with Beijing so generously willing to risk everyone's lives as the alternative is a complete collapse in China's economy), earlier today the US finally cracked down on the relentless barage of Chinese lies, when US intelligence accused China of deliberately lying about its coronavirus figures.

Then, in a miraculous coincidence, just moments later Reuters reported that a county in central China's Henan province announced on Wednesday it had "virtually banned all outbound movement of people, following several cases of coronavirus infection in the area."

According to a post on its social media account, Jia county - which has a population of about 600,000 - said that no one can travel out of Jia county without proper authorization. Additionally, residents are not allowed to leave their homes for work unless they have clearance to do so.

 

 

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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:16

 

Cuomo Warns "More People Are Going To Die", New Jersey Lowers Flags To Half Staff, As US Cases Top 250K: Live Updates

 

Summary:

    *US nonfarm payrolls was an unmitigated disaster.

    *Russia reports drop in cases after extending quarantine

    *NY COVID-19 cases top 100k

    *Bolsonaro urges country to "go back to work" as Brazil's governors say opposite

    *Brazil says first COVID-19 case and death in South American happened 1 month earlier

    *Beijing says more than half of foreign diplomats identified as close contacts of COVID-19 patients

    *NJ reports jump in new cases, deaths

    *Number of recovered patients tops 250k globally

    *Japan sees resurgence of cases continue

    *Navy hospital ship in NY only treating 20 patients

    *CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive

    *Netherlands reports another 148 deaths

    *UK reports biggest daily jump in deaths

    *Thousands of small business owners excluded from 'Paycheck Protection Program'

    *Spain, Germany report encouraging deceleration in new cases

    *Singapore launches strict 14-day lockdown to fight virus resurgence

    *Trump slams 3M on Twitter

    *400M in loans doled out

    *Bank of America becomes first big bank to issue loans via the plan

    *Mnuchin confirms 'Paycheck Protection Plan' is a go

    *Tokyo mayor warns about resurgence of cases on CNN

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how to make a mask, very useful, I have ordered mask from the island no one talks about and got DHL to Atlanta, got 100 yesterday for 150 dollars shipping.

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Another 600 COVID-19 Patients Die In New York As US Death Toll Tops 10k; Fewest Italy Infections In 3 Weeks: Live Updates

Though the good news continues in Europe...

 

Summary:

  • *First 'confrontation' reported at White House task force

    *Peak week' begins in the US

    *Experts question drop in NYC hospitalizations, deaths

    *Situation in Italy, Spain continues to improve as UK reports biggest jump in fatalities

    *Belgium cases break above 20k

    *Russia reports biggest jump in new cases

    *Iranian official death toll nears 4k

    *Tokyo reports another 50+ cases

    *UK death toll tops 50k

    *NY reports disappointing jump in deaths

    *Italy reports drop in cases, jump in deaths

    *Global death passes 70k

    *NYC expected to see 876 deaths during Thursday's "peak"

    *More experts warn deaths being undercounted in NYC

    *Germany releases plan to get "back to normal" by April 19

    *Worker at Georgia nuclear power plant tests positive

    *Cuomo doubles fine for breaking 'social distancing' rules

    *Spain sees drop in deaths

    *SK reports fewest new cases in weeks

    *3rd passenger dies aboard "Coral Princess"

    *Abe rolls out state of emergency to begin Tuesday

    *Trump "optimistic" about Sunday's data

    *Hospital operator Quorum facing bankruptcy amidst global health crisis

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New York State Now Has More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Than Any Single Country Ex-US: Live Updates

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 07:31

Summary:

  • *Confirmed cases across Africa pass 10k

    *China reopens Wuhan

    *Global case total passes 1.4 million

    *Russia reports another record daily jump in new cases

    *UK reports another record jump in deaths

    *France extends lockdown after April 15

    *Mnuchin reportedly tells Dems $98 billion loans approved

    *Italy reports slight acceleration in cases as deaths, ICU patients fall

    *Sunak says Johnson "improving"

    *NYC reportedly has enough ventilators to get through this week

    *Scientists find evidence some recovered don't have antibodies

    *Swss gov't sees GDP contracting as much as 10.4 % in 2020

    *LA mayor orders businesses to enforce social distancing

    *WHO again insists lockdowns must stay in effect

    *Iraq extends border closure with Iran

    *Indonesia outbreak continues to accelerate

    *Ethiopia joins growing list of African states by declaring state of emergency

    Update (1245ET): Cuomo on Wednesday reported 779 new COVID-19-linked deaths across the state, another single-day record jump in what has been a mostly rocky few days for the state in terms of new deaths (while reports about potentially temporarily burying bodies in city parks sent a shiver through America's collective spine).

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'An Easter Miracle?' - Europe Reports Modest Slowdown In Deaths As Global Coronavirus Cases Near 2 Million Mark: Live Updates

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 10:48

 

 

Summary:

    *UK death toll passes 10,000

    *Boris Johnson released from hospital, says "I owe my life to the NHS"

    *Pope delivers Easter blessing at an empty St. Peter's Basilica

    *US deaths cross 21k

    *France, Italy report drop in cases

    *Pope says debts of poor nations should be 'forgiven'

    *Japanese report record single-day jump in cases for 5th day running

    *China says new imported cases linked to flight from Russia

    *NY deaths, hospitalizations continue to fall

    *FDA's Hahn, Dr. Fauci say US will begin reopening on May 1.

    *Asian nations worry about Indonesia being "weak link"

    *Bill Gates warns we're in "uncharted territory"

    *Spain leads rebound in European deaths, cases, snapping streak of declines

Update (1300ET):  Italy reported 4,092 new cases of coronavirus and 431 new deaths, as the pace of both slowed, even as the number of new cases remained above 4k. That brought the total to 156,363 cases, and 19,899 deaths, across Italy. The number recovered climbed to 34,211, while active cases hit 102,253. Of the currently infected, only ~3% were in serious condition. The mortality rate hit 12.7%.

 

In Singapore, the number of new cases confirmed Sunday hit 233, a surprising jump in a city-state that recently imposed a strict lockdown to prevent a resurgence of cases.

Meanwhile in France, the number of new cases climbed by the lowest level in a week. Total deaths jumped 561 to 14,393.

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Global Coronavirus Cases Finally Top 2 Million As Singapore Reports Another Record Jump: Live Updates

 

Despite imposing another lockdown earlier this month, the 'second wave' of the outbreak in Singapore has continued...

APR 15, 2020 9:58 AM

Summary:

    *Global confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2m

    *Death toll nears 130k

    *Singapore reports another record jump in new cases

    *UK reports daily data

    *NYC mayor says normalcy might not return until September

    *Treasury to print Trump's signature on stimulus checks

    *Wild animals return to the streets of Wales 

    *South Korea holds legislative elections

    *European Commission releases 'guidance' for EU states plotting a reopening

    *World Bank and IMF hold virtual meetings

    *Spain reports biggest jump in new cases in nearly a week

    *Iran reports lowest number of new cases in a month

     

    Update (1030ET): After several false reports earlier this week, the global coronavirus case count has finally surpassed the 2 million mark, according to Johns Hopkins, while potentially hundreds of thousands of cases - perhaps even a million or more - remain uncounted, health officials warn.

    The NYT published a story yesterday highlighting the situation in Singapore - which won early praise for its response, which included swift tracing of contacts to isolate them - and warning that it could be a cautionary tale for those in the US - including the president - who are pushing to reopen the economy prematurely.

    Singapore officials have been screening and quarantining all travelers from outside the country since the beginning of the pandemic. Their contact tracing is second to none. Every time they identify an infection, they commit to determining its origin in two hours. They post online where identified infected people work, live and have spent time so that potential contacts can be identified. They enforce quarantines and isolation of such contacts, with criminal charges for those who violate orders.

    And yet, in the last week, they’ve put the entire country into lockdown. All migrant workers are confined to their compounds for at least two weeks. Citizens may leave their homes, but only to buy food or medicine, or to exercise. Anyone who breaks the rules, including spending time with anyone not in their household, can be imprisoned, fined the equivalent of $7,000 U.S., or both.

    They did all of that, and the virus is still spreading? Well, yes - but keep in mind: the total number of cases is still below 4k, and that's since the outbreak began in January.

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US & Canada Extend Border Closure, UK Reports Another 900 Deaths, As Global Coronavirus Outbreak Sickens 2.2 Million: Live Updates

Spain has one of the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 in the world now...

 

APR 18, 2020 8:26 AM

 

Summary:

  • *Spain death toll tops 20k, joining US & Italy

    *Report claims 7,500 died uncounted in UK nursing homes

    *US total cases passes 700k, deaths near 40k

    *NYPost claims nursing home deaths in NY went uncounted

    *South Africa reports largest daily increase so far

    *LA reports record jump in deaths

    *Spain extends lockdown by 2 weeks

    *Saudi Arabia reports record new cases for 4th day in a row

    *Cali releases data on nursing home outbreaks

    *NJ Gov: "we're flattening the curve"

    *Sweden reports 606 new cases

    *Belgium reports 1,000+ cases

    *Cali reports latest update

    *Cuomo reports fewer than 500 deaths in NYS

    *Japan case total passes 10k

    *Italy reports drop in new cases, deaths, hospitalizations

    *Phoenix TV station warns of undercounting of deaths

    *Dr. Fauci says tests 'aren't everything' when reopening states

    *Iran death toll crosses 5k as country's reopening begins

    *UK reports another ~900 deaths

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California Suffers Deadliest Day Of Coronavirus Outbreak With 115 Fatalities: Live Updates

New York's first random antibody screening finds more than 20% of NYC residents might be infected...

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:03

 

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    *Russia reports thousands of new cases

    *Turkey becomes first country in Asia to cross 100k cases in "official" count

    *Indonesia reports dozens of new deaths

    *UK sees deaths slow for 2nd day

    *Merkel warns "we're still at the beginning" of the outbreak

    *German leader told fellow EU leaders that fiscal package must be "huge"

    *Cuomo says 14% of random sample of NYers tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies; 21.2% in NYC

    *NY deaths continue to slow

    *Oklahoma becomes latest state to start reopening Friday

    *Trump says he "strongly disagrees" with Georgia's plan to reopen

    *China pledges $30 million to WHO

    *California reports 115 deaths

    *Pompeo demands China permanently close all wet markets

    *NJ on cusp of reporting 100k cases as state unveils new saliva test

    *France's stretch of slowing case growth hits 1 week mark

    *Turkey cases top 100k

    *Lagarde says relief fund needed fast

    *Cuomo says McConnell's remark about allowing states to file for bankruptcy was "dumb"

    *Vietnam, Greece announce plans to start reopening

    *Data shows nearly 90% of patients placed on ventilator never recover

    *Some Wuhan doctors see virus reemerge in patients 70 days after negative test

    *Malaysia extends lockdown for 3rd time

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https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/coronavirus-us-records-2494-...

 

 

The United States was predicted to reach its peak of daily COVID-19 deaths on April 15 – but the toll hasn’t improved since then.

 

Tens of thousands of people in the United States have died from COVID-19 in the fortnight since President Donald Trump declared the nation had likely seen the worst of the pandemic.

“Hopefully that will continue, and we will continue to make great progress.

"We'll be the comeback kids, all of us. We want to get our country back."

 

The country now has an overall death toll of 54,876, with 965,910 confirmed infections, according to a coronavirus tally by John Hopkins University in Maryland on Monday afternoon AEST.

 

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China Hid Severity Of Coronavirus To Hoard Supplies, New Intelligence Shows: Live Updates

Another bombshell intelligence report shows once again that China lied...and people died...

 

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 20:22

 

Summary:

    *Russia reports 4th straight record new cases

    *Spain sees lowest deaths since March 18

    *Zimbabwe asks IMF for $2 billion rescue loan

    *Moscow Mayor warns 2% of city likely already infected

    *NYPD issue 'dozens' of summonses, make several arrests for 'social distancing' violations

    *New York case total: 316,415

    *Roche receives emergency auth from FDA for COVID-19 tests

    *MIT study says only 1/3 Chinese KN95 masks work as well as US N95s

    *New Intel leak says US believes China lied about the virus to buy time to grab up PPE

    *New Jersey reports another~200 deaths

    *Northeastern states join together to buy PPE

    *LA County coronavirus cases pass 25k

    *Pompeo doubles-down in a tweet

    *Niger reports polio outbreak as vaccinations halted

    *UK, NY see lowest deaths in weeks

    *France's controversial 'StopCovid' app nearly ready

    *Boris Johnson names son after doctors who saved his life

    *Global COVID-19 confirmed cases passes 3.5 million

    The results of an MIT study, published Sunday, finding only one-third of Chinese KN95 masks work as effectively as N95 masks.

     

    All this comes following another US intel leak to the AP claiming something many already widely suspected: Chinese leaders lied about the outbreak during the early days to buy time to grab up all the PPE and other critical supplies to ensure the safety of the Chinese people, while leaving the rest of the world to fend for itself.

    This hoarding behavior was behind the global shortages of PPE that left hundreds of thousands of medical professionals working with garbage bags instead of gowns and ineffective clothe masks. Thousands contracted the virus and hundreds of health-care workers died unnecessarily all around the world because China chose to hoard supplies.

     

    Which also means Beijing could have said a lot more than they did about how widespread the virus might already be, which is why we're only just now finding out that there was community spread in the US as early as January.

    China didn't just stock up on PPE being produced in the country; officials ordered PPE being manufactured all across Asia and cleaned them out.

     

    U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show.

    Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence report dated May 1 and obtained by The Associated Press. The revelation comes as the Trump administration has intensified its criticism of China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying Sunday that that country was responsible for the spread of disease and must be held accountable.

     

    The sharper rhetoric coincides with administration critics saying the government’s response to the virus was slow and inadequate. President Donald Trump’s political opponents have accused him of lashing out at China, a geopolitical foe but critical U.S. trade partner, in an attempt to deflect criticism at home.

    Not classified but marked “for official use only,” the DHS analysis states that, while downplaying the severity of the coronavirus, China increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies. It attempted to cover up doing so by “denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data,” the analysis states.

    The report also says China held off informing the World Health Organization that the coronavirus “was a contagion” for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad — and that its imports of face masks and surgical gowns and gloves increased sharply.

    All of this comes as Beijing once again trades rhetorical barbs with Secretary of State Pompeo, who told ABC on Sunday that US intel agencies have "enormous evidence" that SARS-CoV-2 likely leaked from a biolab in Wuhan.

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US Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 80k As States Push Ahead With Reopening: Live Updates

 

Meanwhile, in China, Wuhan officials are embarking on a 10-day mass testing drive aiming to test every resident in the city after another cluster of cases was found...

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  • May 11, 2020 3:16 PM

 

 

Summary:

*US deaths pass 80k

*NY Fed study shows 'PPP' money mostly went to most-banked regions

*Trump spars with PA gov

*US just below 80k deaths

*Wuhan to test entire city after latest outbreak

*Cuomo says central NY on track to reopen Friday

*South Carolina reopens restaurants for 'limited service'

*Iowa Gov says she will do limited quarantine

*WHO says 500k could die from AIDS thanks to disruptions in antiviral distribution

*South Korea's latest cluster swells to 80+; school reopenings delayed

*Wuhan reports first new cases since reopening

*Germany hits another reopening 'speed bump

*Iran sees spike in infections, reimposes lockdown in one hot spot

*Disneyland Shanghai reopens

*UK officially switches from 'Stay at Home' to 'Stay Alert'

*Russia reports another record jump

*Tokyo accused of excluding 100 cases from official count

*Spain sees new cases drop to 2 month low

*Dozens of US states take more dramatic steps toward reopening

 

Last night, we reported that national health officials in Beijing had confirmed the first coronavirus case in Wuhan on Monday morning since April 3, meaning this was the first case discovered in the city since the reopening began.

And just like with cockroaches, when we find one case of the virus, it's reasonable to suspect there are more.

All of this might be besides the point - remember, it's China we're talking about here: Officials have been assiduously following the CCP's propaganda protocols, even as the few foreign reporters left in the country often still manage to get word out to the international press about incidents of viral recurrence.

As Nikkei Asian Review reported on Monday morning Tokyo Time, citing Chinese authorities, that a city in northeast China has been re-classified as "high risk", the most serious level in a new three-tiered zoning system adopted by the Chinese government. That tier should mandate a return to lock down conditions, more or less. City officials in Jilin raised the risk level of the city of Shulan to 'high' from 'medium,' having raised it from 'low' to 'medium' just a day earlier when a local woman tested positive. 11 new cases have since been detected in Shulan as of Saturday, all of them relatives or close contacts of the woman who was originally infected.

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