Friday 24 January 2020

Chinese Mystery Disease Update No 7: Coronavirus linked to pigs? Hundreds of millions of Chinese pigs died of disease last year: Up to 50,000 people are walking around, many unaware they are sick.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats and wild animals. Hundreds of millions of pigs died in China last year due to African Swine Flue, has the virus mutated?

BEIJING - Chinese health authorities announced Friday that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported across 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday. Among them, 34 had been cured and discharged from hospitals, according to the National Health Commission (NHC). A total of 1,072 suspected cases have been reported in 20 provincial-level regions, according to the commission. If we break these figures down using  Prof Neil Ferguson table 830 confirmed cases would mean anything up to 50,000 people are walking around unaware they are sick.

The problem here is the Chinese officials, through no fault of their own, have closed the stable door after the horse has bolted. Before officials quarantined Wuhan, millions of people were coming and going, Wuhan was shut down on Wednesday but here lies the problem, the coronavirus is known to incubate in a person for 5-to-10 days, sometimes even 24 days. The cat is already out of the bag, literally, thousands of people will be affected, and, walking around for days before they even realise they are sick.

Meanwhile, officials at Texas A&M University say a student there may have contracted coronavirus. A press release Thursday afternoon from the university, about 95 miles northwest of Houston, said that the Brazos County Health District had alerted university officials. If confirmed, it would be the second case of the deadly disease in the U.S. The Weather Channel

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it was "too early" to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) while warning that the number of cases may rise as many about the virus remain unknown.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats and wild animals.

It emerged today that the deadly new virus spreading across Asia is far more contagious than previously thought and someone who is infected can spread it with just a simple cough or a sneeze, scientists say. Dr Helena Maier, from The Pirbright Institute, said: 'Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different species including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats and wild animals.  Since August 2018, when China notified the World Organisation for Animal Health that ASF (swine fever) was in the country, the disease has spread with extraordinary speed. Some 40% of Chinese pigs – hundreds of millions of animals – have now been lost

Can the virus be cured? 

The Wuhan coronavirus cannot currently be cured and it is proving difficult to contain. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, so they are out of the question. Antiviral drugs can, but the process of understanding a virus then developing and producing drugs to treat it would take years and huge amounts of money. No vaccine exists for the coronavirus yet and it's not likely one will be developed in time to be of any use in this outbreak, for similar reasons to the above. Daily Mail

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Unknown said...

It's a cure somewhere old Herb cure it got to be a cure

Hawkeye said...

There's a cure if you listen to Gods word in the Bible. "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." Seek out anti viral foods!
Well I said this was a man made virus and now it is being said quietly. Not hard to see this because it is SARS like, so man made. Hal Turner show-" Two years ago, in January 2018, China formally opened its first Level-4-Bio-Lab in Wuhan. The lab was criticized prior to its opening that it did not have the proper protocols to assure the non-escape of viral pathogens. China certified the lab anyway and it began operations. The lab is about 2 miles from the fish market where this outbreak is said to have originated. It appears to some people that this is not some natural outbreak of a completely new virus, but more likely an escaped pathogen, man made, from the virus boi-lab."

Gary Walton said...
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Gary Walton said...

What a terrible thought Hawkeye

Ellen Issenberg said...

Is it starting there due to overcrowding?

Gary Walton said...

Ellen, welcome to The Big Wobble. It is probably linked to an animal virus but who knows, we live in a very dangerous world, thanks for the comment.

I have seen some very disturbing videos, people collapsing in the street and in hospital corridors, it is worse than we are being told I fear

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it is related the the African Swine Flu which killed millions of pigs in China and in other countries? It could of mutated somehow and jumped to man? Man made it is because it has a patent! One just has to search Coronavirus Patents and there are lots.