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Post by Confucius » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am

New confirmed case in Japan, symptoms developed while he was in Hawaii

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/202002 ... 91000.html
Google Translate wrote:According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, it has been confirmed that men in their 60s living in Aichi Prefecture are infected with the new coronavirus.

The man showed signs of pneumonia after the onset of cold symptoms on the 3rd of this month and was hospitalized on the 13th for a virus test. As a result, infection was confirmed on the 14th.

The man stayed in Hawaii on a trip from 28th of this month to 7th of this month, and had been recuperating at home since the 8th.

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Post by Aeacus » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 am

MPMalloy wrote:
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The Coronavirus Outbreak Just Got Much, Much Worse - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5xj ... much-worse
Are these numbers showing up anywhere else?
This was a (theoretically) one time change as the Chinese government switched Hubei to counting clinically diagnosed (doctors looking at lung CTs) as part of their confirmed numbers. Still really not a massive change since we knew the epicenter of the outbreak was test\care limited. I'd still guess the numbers are under reported by at least 10x, probably much more. Hubei doesn't have enough beds to get the critically ill into care, anyone who's not at that level is going to be mostly ignored.

The Ashland group arrived last friday and were put in quarantine. The confirmed case from Texas was on the same plane, so we now know they definitely were exposed. The University of Nebraska Medical center in Omaha has a 10 bed bio-containment unit (we got some of the ebola patients a couple years ago) so I thought a group could end up here. So far not much news about them since they arrived.

The Japan cases have me concerned since it looks like they are in community spread the same as Hong Kong and Thailand now.
The Tokyo taxi driver having caught it and likely spread it to a big group of other drivers on 1/18 means it will be almost impossible to contact trace every one. Again its a good weekend to check your preps and fill out any short comings, I just found out we're out of butter! :gonk: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/ ... kaqK2hKguU

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Post by raptor » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 pm

This is interesting if true:

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/02/ ... -supplies/
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States.
About 40 percent of generic drugs sold in the U.S. have only a single manufacturer. A significant supply chain disruption could cause shortages for some of many of these products.

Last year, manufacturing of intermediate or finished goods in China, as well as pharmaceutical source material, accounted for 95 percent of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91 percent of U.S. imports of hydrocortisone, 70 percent of U.S. imports of acetaminophen, 40 to 45 percent of U.S. imports of penicillin, and 40 percent of U.S. imports of heparin, according to the Commerce Department. In total, 80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China.

While much of the fill finishing work (the actual formulation of finished drug capsules and tablets) is done outside China (and often in India) the starting and intermediate chemicals are often sourced in China. Moreover, the U.S. generic drug industry can no longer produce certain critical medicines such as penicillin and doxycycline without these chemical components.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 pm
This is interesting if true:

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/02/ ... -supplies/
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States.
About 40 percent of generic drugs sold in the U.S. have only a single manufacturer. A significant supply chain disruption could cause shortages for some of many of these products.

Last year, manufacturing of intermediate or finished goods in China, as well as pharmaceutical source material, accounted for 95 percent of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91 percent of U.S. imports of hydrocortisone, 70 percent of U.S. imports of acetaminophen, 40 to 45 percent of U.S. imports of penicillin, and 40 percent of U.S. imports of heparin, according to the Commerce Department. In total, 80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China.

While much of the fill finishing work (the actual formulation of finished drug capsules and tablets) is done outside China (and often in India) the starting and intermediate chemicals are often sourced in China. Moreover, the U.S. generic drug industry can no longer produce certain critical medicines such as penicillin and doxycycline without these chemical components.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Post by raptor » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:21 pm

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Kinda my reaction if true...I do not what is worse allowing ourselves to be so dependent on a potentially hostile power or ...

The "oh BTW" the area which was the source of the infection is where the production of these products is centered.

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raptor wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 pm
This is interesting if true:

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/02/ ... -supplies/
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States.
About 40 percent of generic drugs sold in the U.S. have only a single manufacturer. A significant supply chain disruption could cause shortages for some of many of these products.

Last year, manufacturing of intermediate or finished goods in China, as well as pharmaceutical source material, accounted for 95 percent of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91 percent of U.S. imports of hydrocortisone, 70 percent of U.S. imports of acetaminophen, 40 to 45 percent of U.S. imports of penicillin, and 40 percent of U.S. imports of heparin, according to the Commerce Department. In total, 80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China.

While much of the fill finishing work (the actual formulation of finished drug capsules and tablets) is done outside China (and often in India) the starting and intermediate chemicals are often sourced in China. Moreover, the U.S. generic drug industry can no longer produce certain critical medicines such as penicillin and doxycycline without these chemical components.
Didn't they say much the same thing when Puerto Rica was hit by the Hurricanes?
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Post by raptor » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:28 pm

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Didn't they say much the same thing when Puerto Rica was hit by the Hurricanes?

You are right I forgot about that...

https://www.biopharmadive.com/news/puer ... ns/508263/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html

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How COVID-19 Kills: The New Coronavirus Disease Can Take A Deadly Turn


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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Post by flybynight » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:50 pm

raptor wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:28 pm
flybynight wrote:
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Didn't they say much the same thing when Puerto Rica was hit by the Hurricanes?

You are right I forgot about that...

https://www.biopharmadive.com/news/puer ... ns/508263/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
I wonder if it's different drugs or Puerto Rico is the place the medicines were made after receiving ingredients from China? In any case the out sourcing of manufacturing and critical materials has put our country in a severe security threat situation
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Post by MPMalloy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am

NIH - Coronavirus (COVID-19): as of Friday, February 14th, 2020.

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Post by max v » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm

Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that.

Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep.

She said to the investigator, who was impersonating her boss, that they would need at least another 40 or 50 extra people to cope with the influx of bodies.

Of the 18 ovens she said only 11 were functional and it takes about 50 minutes to process a body.

Going by the tone of her voice, it would seem some of these people are getting disgruntled.
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Post by jor-el » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:40 pm

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Passengers react after they disembarked from the MS Westerdam, back, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Feb. 14. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a Coronavirus (COVID-19), as the death toll neared 1,400.
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Post by flybynight » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:50 pm

So we rightly believe that in a long term disaster. Best chance at survival is having a network of neighbors and friends in close proximity to your home. But an unsettling thought occurred to me last night. If there's a pandemic , where just being in close proximity to an infected person could infect one. The fear of getting sick from the close cooperation needed to survive will insure most people are islands in their home. Nobody is going to want to help each other if they can catch a disease from a person not showing symptoms
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Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm

max v wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that.

Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep.

She said to the investigator, who was impersonating her boss, that they would need at least another 40 or 50 extra people to cope with the influx of bodies.

Of the 18 ovens she said only 11 were functional and it takes about 50 minutes to process a body.

Going by the tone of her voice, it would seem some of these people are getting disgruntled.
Interesting. Where did you learn Mandarin? In related news, three crematoriums in Wuhan were geo-referenced at work. Given that there is a large refinery about 5 miles east of the crematoriums, there is currently no analysis to confirm the detected SO2 spike was related to increased disposal of remains.
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Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
max v wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that.

Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep.

She said to the investigator, who was impersonating her boss, that they would need at least another 40 or 50 extra people to cope with the influx of bodies.

Of the 18 ovens she said only 11 were functional and it takes about 50 minutes to process a body.

Going by the tone of her voice, it would seem some of these people are getting disgruntled.
Interesting. Where did you learn Mandarin? In related news, three crematoriums in Wuhan were geo-referenced at work. Given that there is a large refinery about 5 miles east of the crematoriums, there is currently no analysis to confirm the detected SO2 spike was related to increased disposal of remains.
Where in the world are there crematoriums with a staff of 110? I mean other than China obviously
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Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:09 pm

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/ ... 37270.html

The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,600 on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations must make the most of it.

France, meanwhile, reported Europe's first death from the infection, known as COVID-19, a Chinese tourist from Hubei province, where the disease emerged in December.

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:12 pm

Coronavirus live updates: China says confirmed cases reach 68,500 and death toll hits 1,665

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/16/coronav ... rises.html

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Post by flybynight » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:24 pm

They documented the Corona virus crisis in Wuhan. And then disappeared



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Post by MPMalloy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 am

flybynight wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:24 pm
They documented the Corona virus crisis in Wuhan. And then disappeared

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/th ... li=BBnb7Kz
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Post by max v » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:44 am

flybynight wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
max v wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that.

Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep.

She said to the investigator, who was impersonating her boss, that they would need at least another 40 or 50 extra people to cope with the influx of bodies.

Of the 18 ovens she said only 11 were functional and it takes about 50 minutes to process a body.

Going by the tone of her voice, it would seem some of these people are getting disgruntled.
Interesting. Where did you learn Mandarin? In related news, three crematoriums in Wuhan were geo-referenced at work. Given that there is a large refinery about 5 miles east of the crematoriums, there is currently no analysis to confirm the detected SO2 spike was related to increased disposal of remains.
Where in the world are there crematoriums with a staff of 110? I mean other than China obviously
I actually don't speak Mandarin, it was a video with subtitles so take it for what it's worth. Again I lack the skills to link videos on my phone. I'll try to find it again and post the title of the video.

She did say that the female staff operate the crematorium while the men drive around picking up remains. Non stop apparently with a mandatory deadline.
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