There are certain things the public NEEDS TO KNOW, but government agencies and the MSM are not informing the public…
(Silver Doctors Editors) The Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak is not contained, and some scientists are already calling it a “pandemic” (Chris Martenson below, for example).
The CDC has issued a Warning – Level 3 for all of China:
That’s not to say there is no useful information coming out of the MSM, only that if a person gets his or her information exclusively from the MSM, that person is only informed with the bare minimum.
Here’s some information about the number of cases, the rising death toll, and more, from CNN:
What we’re covering here
Rising toll: 106 people are dead and more than 4,500 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across Asia and the rest of the world.
China on lockdown: Nearly 60 million people are under partial or full lockdowns in Chinese cities.
Global spread: There are more than 60 confirmed cases in 17 places outside of China, including at least five in the US. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its travel precautions for China to its highest level.
Transmission: China’s health minister said people can spread the virus before symptoms show, but US experts say there is no clear evidence of this.
One of the things we learn from Bloomberg is that borders are closing:
Governments, companies and international health organizations rushed to contain a SARS-like coronavirus that has claimed more than 100 lives, with Hong Kong announcing restrictions on travel from mainland China.Hong Kong will close some border checkpoints and restrict flights, trains and ferries from the mainland, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday. The Chinese government is also suspending visas for visitors to the territory, she said.
LATEST: Germany confirms human-to-human transmission outside China
Starbucks, WeWork shut locations in China
Notice that very last little bullet-point too: Businesses are shutting down.
To say the impact of this Wuhan Coronavirus will be minimal to the economy, at this point, is wrong – it looks like the impact to the economy will be devastating.
Screening is picking up at more US airports, we learn from Fox News:
The U.S. is planning to boost staff at almost two dozen airports in an effort to screen nearly all passengers traveling from China, as the coronavirus continues to spread, a report said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it increased its travel warning to Level 3 on Monday, recommending travelers to “avoid all nonessential travel to China.”
Concerns over the virus’s fast-spreading nature have prompted the CDC to increase staffing at 20 U.S. airports that have quarantine facilities, the Washington Post reported.
Here are the opening remarks from Monday’s CDC press conference:
Dr. Nancy Messonnier: Good morning and thank you for joining us. I’m joined by Dr. Weldon who is leading our task force for this response. To date we have 110 of what we’re calling persons under investigation or PUIs from 26 states. This is a cumulative number and will only increase. We still only have five confirmed positives and 32 that have tested negative. There have been no new confirmed cases overnight. This information will be posted on our website and updated on our website on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I want to give a short update of the laboratory side of our work. Last week we mentioned CDC has developed a diagnostic test called a real-time reverse transcription preliminary chain reaction, that’s RRTPCR. It can diagnose this new coronavirus in respiratory serum samples from clinical specimens. Last Friday we publicly posted the protocol for this test. This is a blueprint to make the test. Currently we’re refining this use of this test so we can provide optimal guidance to states and laboratories on how to use it. We’re working on a plan now so that priority states get these kits as soon as possible. But in the coming weeks we’ll share these tests with domestic and international partners so they can test for the virus themselves. Our longer-term plan is to share these tests with domestic and international partners through the agency’s international re-agent resource. Additionally, CDC uploaded the entire genome from the virus from the first and now second cases reported in the united states. All the sequences we extracted are similar the one that china initially posted a couple of weeks ago. This means that right now and based on CDC’s analysis of the available data it doesn’t look like the virus has mutated. And we’re growing the virus in cell culture which is necessary for further studies, including the additional genetic characterization. Once isolated the virus will be available in the bei resources repository, which is a NIH resource that supplies organisms and re-agents to the broad community or microbiology and infectious disease researchers. As we have said since the beginning, this is a rapidly changing situation, both here and abroad. 16 international locations including the U.S. have identified cases of this new virus. I’m sure you’ve seen the reporting and videos coming out of china in Wuhan, particularly. Our thoughts are with the people on the front lines of this emerging public health threat in china. Right now, we are continuing to screen a few passengers from Wuhan at the five designated airports. This enhanced entry screening serves two purposes. The first is to detect illness and rapidly respond to symptomatic people entering the country. The second purpose is critical to educate travelers about these symptoms of the virus and what to do if they develop symptoms. I expect our travel recommendations will change in the coming days. I can’t provide details on this yet but know we’re working on it. Given the aggressive public health response we’re pursuing, there may be some disruptions experienced by some. CDC recommends travelers avoid all non-essential travel to Hubei province china. Yesterday we began recommending people traveling to all parts of china practice enhanced precautions including avoiding contact with people who are sick and discussing travel to china with your healthcare provider, especially if you are an older adult or have underlying health conditions. Returning travelers with symptoms and close contact of people confirmed with novel coronavirus may be asked to take precautionary measures. We understand many people in the united states are worried about this virus and how it will affect Americans. Risk depends on exposure. Right now, we have a handful of patients with this new virus here in the united states. However, currently in the U.S., this virus is not spreading in the community. For that reason, we continue to believe that the immediate health risk from the new virus to the general American public is low currently. Every day we learn more and every day we assess to see if our guidance or our response can be improved. As this response evolves CDC will continue our aggressive public health response strategy, working to protect the health and safety of the American public. Thank you.
The World Health Organization, still, has not made an update to their official statement since last Thursday, January 23rd:
Finally, some of the best information and investigating is done in the alternative media.
For example, Chris Martenson over at Peak Prosperity has been on top of this, pretty much since day one.
Here’s his latest update, in which he’s calling it a full-blown pandemic.
More importantly, however, is that Chris takes a deep dive into the data, and he demonstrates how to find good information regarding the latest developments, in addition to demonstrating the dis-service government agencies and the MSM are giving to the public.
Check out Update 4 if you have not already, embedded below:
Pretty much the entire country of China is in lockdown at this moment. Unbelievable.
Along with restricting travel within and across its borders, the Chinese government has begun heavily censoring the data its sharing with the world.
Chris calls into question the few statistics they’re currently reporting, suspecting the situation is devolving into something much worse than admitted to.