President Donald Trump said in a speech at Davos on Tuesday that Fear and doubt is dangerous. A few hours later, the MSM said a new virus is on the way to kill you. The virus is called Coronavirus which is in the same family that caused 800 deaths globally from SARS in 2002-2003.
The World Health Organization has stepped back from declaring the growing viral pneumonia outbreak in China to be a public health emergency of international concern. WHO said its expert committee would meet again on Thurday to discuss more evidence from its teams.
In April 2003, The Chinese leadership took dramatic action to end a cover-up of the SARS epidemic by revealing 14 new deaths and hundreds of cases, sacking two senior officials and cancelling May Day holidays as the worldwide deathtoll climbed to 204.
The move followed international criticism of China`s handling of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It also came as Hong Kong announce seven new deaths from the disease.
The number of cases in Beijing was nine times higher than the previous official figure of 44 cases and four deaths. The nationwide death toll from SARS was raised to 79 with 1,814 confirmed cases of the illness.
Shortly after the satement state media reported that Health Minister Zhang Wenkang and Beijing mayor Meng Zuenong were removed from senior positions in the Communist Party, a formal step which will almost certainlly see them fired from their government posts.
Now, 17 years later, the fear is the new unknown virus called Corona, and that comes from Corona beer to cover up how bad it is to drink beer and how bad it feels to have the virus. So, stay away.
It started in Wuhan about 4 weeks ago, and the CCP said in a tweet on Wednesday that the total number of cases in Hubei Province is 543 as of 8 pm January 22.
8 more people have died in Hubei bringing total deaths in China to 17. This is like Wildfires. It has to be stopped in the beginning and before it spreads. And it does. First U.S case of potentially deadly Chinese coronavirus was confirmed in Washington state.
In December, they covered up the spread of the virus like they did with SARS in 2002. But on Tuesday, The Chinese political body responsible for law and order said that lower-ranking officials who covered up the spread of the virus would «be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity.»
A total of 3 billion trips are forecast to be made during the 40-day Chinese Spring Festival rush. The official Xinhua News Agency said people had been asked not to leave Wuhan without specific reasons.
The newspaper tweeted that no one would be allowed to leave Wuhan from 10 am Thursday and that train stations,, the airport, city buses, subways, ferries and long-distance shuttle buses would be temporarily closed.
They haven`t pushed the panic button yet, but if they do, it will probably be next week. Why? Because the Chinese New Year begins on Saturday 25, and that is the World`s largest human migration.
It brings much of China`s economy to a halt and strains transport systems, not to mention waistlines. Chinese New Year is an annual ritual of family reunification and overindulgence.
The scale of the migration is astounding: While an estimated 116 million Americans were on the move around the Christmas and New Year`s holiday, Chinese citizens will rack up about 3 billion trips during this years travel-fest.
The Coronavirus has been linked to a market selling seafood and live animals in Wuhan, which has now been closed. The type of Coronavirus has never been identified before and it has been confirmed that human-to-human transmission is taking place.
It sounds like HIV/AIDS. They believe that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus most likely was transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV when humans hunted these chimpanees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic peaked in 2012, and the annual global deaths from HIV/AIDS dropped from 2,2 million to 1,6 million between 2005 and 2012. A virus that started in 1976 in Congo has truly proven itself as a global pandemic, killing more than 36 million people since 1981.
There are between 31 and 35 million people living with HIV, and the vast majority of those are in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 5% of the population is infected. As awareness has grown, new treatments have been developed that make HIV far more manageable, and many of those infected go on to lead productive lives.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the worst in history. People doesn`t talk much about Ebola because it is considered an epidemic. But it may someday be pandemic like HIV/AIDS.
The most resent outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed more than 11,000 people since 1976. First recognition of the EBOV disease is in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). The outbreak iis now the most fatal and widespread ever recorded.
World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. The Russian Civil War was a civil war fought from November 1917 until October 1922. The main fighting was between the Red Army and the White Army where the Red Army was an army of communists led by Vladimir Lenin. The White Army opposed the communists.
But, at the same time, it was an outbreak of the Flu Pandemic in 1918. Between 1918 and 1920 a disturbingly deadly outbreak of inflluenza tore across the globe, infecting over a third of the world`s population and ending the lives of 20-50 million people.
Of the 500 million people infected in the 1918 pandemic, the mortality rate was estimated at 10% to 20%, with up to 25 million deaths in the first 25 weeks alone. What separated the 1918 flu pandemic from other influenza outbreaks was the victims; where influenza had always previously only killed juveniles and the elderly or already weakened patients, it had begun striking down hardy and completely healthy young adults, while leaving children and those with weaker immune systems still alive.
This is nothing compared to the Black death (1346-1353) that killed 75 – 200 million people. The outbreak of the Plague ravaged Europe, Africa and Asia. The plague most likely jumped continents via the fleas living on the rats that so frequently lived aboard merchant ships. Ports being major urban centers at the time, were the perfect breeding ground for the rats and fleas, and thus the insidious bacterium flourished, devastating three continents in its wake.
1000 years earlier, the plague of Justinian (541-542) killed perhaps half the population of Europe. The Plague of Justinian was an outbreak of the bubonic plague that afflicted the Byzantine Empire and Mediterranean port cities. The plague killed up to 25 million people in its year long reign of terror.
Gererally regarded as the first recorded incident of the Bubonic Plague, the Plague of Justinian left its mark on the world, killing up to a quarter of the population of the Eastern Mediterranean and devastating the city of Constantinople, where at its height is was killing an estimated 5,000 people per day and eventually resulting in the deaths of 40% of the city`s population.
Antonina plague (165 AD) killed 5 million people. It is also known as the Plague of Galen that was an ancient pandemic that affected Asia Minor, Egypt, Greece and Italy and it thought to have been either Smallpox or Measles, though the true cause is still unknown.
This unknown disease was brought back to Rome by soldiers returning from Mesopotamia around 165AD; unknowingly, they had spread a disease which would end up killing 5 million people and decimating the Roman army.
People today talk about civil war in the middle east. About victims in Syria and Iraq. They also talk much about how dangerous nuclear bombs is, but who talks about viruses? And how is it compared to weapons of mass destruction?
Cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox and influenza are some of the most brutal killers in human history. And outbreaks of these diseases across international borders, are properly defined as pandemic, especially smallpox, which throughout history, has killed between 300-500 million people in its 12,000 year existence.
The most dangerous weapon in the world isn`t nuclear bombs but full focus on science and technology will beat the killer viruses which is the worst enemy. There is no doubt; we need a World Order, but we need a good one.