China broadens unprecedented lockdowns to encompass 25 million people in effort to halt coronavirus

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    China broadens unprecedented lockdowns to encompass 25 million people in effort to halt coronavirus outbreak





    China broadens unprecedented lockdowns to encompass 25 million people in effort to halt coronavirus outbreak - Daily Press
    23 Jan 2020 ~ By YANAN WANG
    (Associated Press) China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, though the measures' potential for success is uncertain. At least eight cities have been shut down — Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang, Chibi, Qianjiang, Zhijiang, Jingmen and Xiantao — all in central China’s Hubei province, where the illness has been concentrated. In Wuhan, where the lockdown began early Thursday, normally bustling streets, malls and other public spaces were eerily quiet. Masks were mandatory in public. Train stations, the airport and subways were closed; police checked incoming vehicles but did not close off roads.
    The coronavirus family includes the common cold as well as viruses that cause more serious illnesses, such as the SARS outbreak that spread from China to more than a dozen countries in 2002-03 and killed about 800 people, and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome, or MERS, which is thought to have originated from camels.
    The first cases in the Wuhan outbreak late last month were connected to a seafood market, and experts suspect transmission began from wild animals sold there. The market is closed for investigation.


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    Though not a pandemic expert, do people in large numbers normally just drop while walking on the street from colds? If this virus is considered so innocuous why have so many cities been shut down in China? Obviously this virus is considerably more deadly than is being told. Eight cities closed down and quarantined planes, buses, trained stopped?
    Hmm.... China is claiming that six people have died..... I suggest that by first closing Wuhan and now seven more cities the death rate is much, much higher than reported.
    Meanwhile the world waits for the next pandemic to encompass us. Will it be like the Influenza pandemic of the early 20th Century or can we expect something like the dark ages plague? Surely the cities of the U.S. houses hundreds of thousands of homeless will be hit the hardest. Meanwhile Democrats worry about the next election and their attempts to impeach DJT......
     
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    It's too late.
     
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    It's odd that Bill Gates owns a patent on the virus.
     
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    Link?
     
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    Really?
     
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    Owned by Gates

    The Pirbright Institute
    Date: November 2013
    Purpose: to improve our understanding of, and effective use of, current control tools and measures (including vaccines) against peste des petits ruminants and foot and mouth disease, two serious diseases affecting livestock that are widespread in developing countries
    Amount: $189,232
    Term: 49
    Topic: Agricultural Development
    Program: Global Growth and Opportunity
    Grantee Location: Woking, Surrey
    Grantee Website: The Pirbright Institute | Preventing and controlling viral diseases
    OPP1098099


    Coronavirus
    Patent number: 10130701
    Abstract: The present invention provides a live, attenuated coronavirus comprising a variant replicase gene encoding polyproteins comprising a mutation in one or more of non-structural protein(s) (nsp)-10, nsp-14, nsp-15 or nsp-16. The coronavirus may be used as a vaccine for treating and/or preventing a disease, such as infectious bronchitis, in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Erica Bickerton, Sarah Keep, Paul Britton
     
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    But the research of Bickerton deals with avian endemic viruses such as IBV (infectious bronchitis virus) in poultry (Coronavirus) group. Bickerton's assistant is Keep, and Britton studies the molecular virology of IBV. 2019-nCoV is doing other things in China than is the Pirbright Institute in UK.
     
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    Yeah, his charitable foundation is awesome! He has probably saved more lives than anyone who has ever lived.
     
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    lol . ohhhh nooooo

    BREAKING: Coronavirus a stealth strain that can be carried by people who show NO fever or coughing symptoms… detection almost impossible under current government guidelines

    curious to read more lol...
     
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    How special is it the US is still accepting packages from WUHAN awwwwww lovely.


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