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OK, not all of this video is about the coronavirus, but there is enough to include it. If you don't want to watch anything not focused on the coronavirus, just switch off at the 3:10 mark.

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https://news.yahoo.com/wuhan-scrambling-turn-sports-stadiums-144826093.html

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Wuhan is scrambling to turn sports stadiums and exhibition centers into makeshift coronavirus hospitals to fight the spread of the virus    February 4, 2020

image.png.76839a8c87437e3c49c954e6669d9197.pngA worker sets up beds at the Hongshan Stadium to convert it into a makeshift hospital following an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 4, 2020.

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Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed 426 people and spread to over 20,000 people in more than two dozen countries, is scrambling to build makeshift shelter hospitals at civilian facilities.

The city began transforming a local sports stadium, exhibition center, and cultural complex into medical facilities with as many as 3,400 beds late Monday, Chinese state media reported.

These makeshift shelter hospitals will be used to provide emergency aid, treatment, and clinical examination services for patients with mild coronavirus symptoms

Still short on suitable medical facilities, Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, is scrambling to turn sports stadiums and other buildings into makeshift shelter hospitals.

Late Monday, the city began to turn Hongshan Gymnasium, the Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, and a cultural complex known as the "Wuhan Living Room" into hospitals. These emergency care facilities will have around 3,400 beds in total, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

image.png.55c1c425c2755942cf2cf93c260bfcbc.pngWorkers arrange beds in a 2,000-bed mobile hospital set up in an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, Feb. 04, 2020.

Wuhan panic-built Huoshenshan Hospital, a working hospital with 1,000 beds, in just 10 days, and another quickly constructed medical facility, Leishenshan Hospital with around 1,600 beds, is expected to open Wednesday at the earliest.

image.png.d28d944cbf40214f5b5e4eb695a5bbe0.pngHuoshenshan Hospital construction nears completion on February 3, 2020 in Wuhan, China. After only 10 days of construction, Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital was officially completed and delivered, and on February 3, patients with newly diagnosed coronavirus pneumonia were admitted.

Wuhan has 46 hospitals and 61 suitable clinics available, but as the virus continues to spread, hitting the city hard, Hubei's provincial capital is in need of additional care facilities.

image.png.edf3f883e30b912c37e023e3516cd471.pngWorkers lay beds in the Wuhan living room exhibition center, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, February 4, 2020

Chinese state-broadcaster CGTN reported that these shelter hospitals will be primarily used for "emergency aid, surgical treatment, and clinical examination." These facilities will be for individuals with mild coronavirus symptoms. The makeshift hospitals plan to begin receiving patients Tuesday evening.

As of Tuesday, the Wuhan coronavirus had killed 426 people and spread to more than 20,000 people in over two dozen different countries. The city of Wuhan, according to state media, has suffered 313 deaths with 6,380 cases of infection.

 

 

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These stories of hospitals built in 10 days and exhibition halls turned into hospitals are great, but I can't help but think this is all a bit late.  It's Feb 4 now..  nearly 8 weeks after the first death..  and after the first medical personnel were silenced when they raised the alarm.

Out here in hick town Tuburan.. without anywhere NEAR the resources that China possesses..  the local hospital was overwhelmed with 100+ Typhoid cases about 8 years back.  The army came in and the necessary beds appeared in the parking lot within 24 hours..  and truckloads of bottled water wee sent to the affected area by the mayor that same day.  The thing that impressed me here in Tuburan was the speed and focus of the response.  Yes..  only 100 beds..  not 20,000..  but it was FAST !!

At the risk of upsetting some folks..  I am reminded of the slow response of FEMA and other authorities in the USA after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  No question that the response was overwhelming ..  when it happened..  but it took so damn LONG to get started.

Yes..  China has an amazing ability to pop out an instant hospital in 10 days..  but it was needed a month or more earlier.

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https://www.rt.com/news/480026-china-extends-coronavirus-quarantine/

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Chinese coronavirus quarantine now just 100 miles from Shanghai, 4 more cities with 21mn people added

4 Feb, 2020 10:26

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Chinese authorities have extended the country’s internal quarantine to include four additional cities comprising roughly 21 million people in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Travel restrictions have been placed on residents in Taizhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou; allowing only one person per household to leave every two days to go and pick up supplies. In addition, residents in Taizhou must present ID every time they leave their homes.

City authorities also have placed rent controls on landlords, expressly forbidding them from renting their properties to people from “severely affected areas such as Hubei,” if they have traveled home in the past few months. 

The city of Hangzhou, just 110 miles (177km) from major population center and business hub Shanghai, which boasts over 24 million people, already has 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory and temperature checks are commonplace for those who venture outside. 

Similar measures were announced on Sunday for the city of Wenzhou, which severely restricted movement for its nine million residents in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.

In China alone, at least 427 deaths and over 20,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. The majority of the deaths have been concentrated in Wuhan in Hubei Province, where the outbreak began in December 2019. The city has been on lockdown for almost two weeks. 

China’s leadership acknowledged “shortcomings and difficulties exposed in the response to the epidemic” in a statement on Monday. 

“It is necessary to strengthen market supervision, resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade,” the Politburo Standing Committee said, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

 

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3 minutes ago, JohnSurrey said:

A rare report from a Wuhan Resident:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51379088

 

Seems they've already run out of testing kits ... one way of keeping the numbers down I guess.

Thank you for this..

Some horrible stuff here..not a situation that looks favorable at all.  

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7967961/Two-Australians-coronavirus-Diamond-Princess-cruise-Japan.html?fbclid=IwAR3S8tkXnUOkVQLnQtcXmj820hpTq1eoFtAAVGai3l4qTJ9bc2-zIs__6xg

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Two Australians among the ten to test positive for coronavirus on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan - with more than 200 exposed on board the infected ship

Ten people quarantined on a cruise liner anchored off the Japanese port of Yokohama have tested positive

Two Australians, three Japanese, three guests from Hong Kong, and one from the United States infected

One Filipino crew member was also among the 10 people who tested positive and taken to quarantine

The 3,700 others will remain quarantined on the vessel for 14 days, while the sick have been taken to hospital 

Everyone on board had been screened and 273 for further testing, revealing 10 positive cases  

Those on board have been confined to their rooms leaving the usually bustling tourist ship eerily deserted 

An 80-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus after leaving the ship, sparking the drastic measures 

 

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Flight from Wuhan arrives in Indonesia....

 

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2 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

Flight from Wuhan arrives in Indonesia....

And these are the lucky ones able to get home.. I'm sure they are HAPPY to be back on Indonesia soil going in 2 weeks quarantine.

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https://nypost.com/2020/02/06/li-wenliang-chinese-doctor-who-sounded-alarm-on-coronavirus-dead-from-disease-at-34/?utm_source=facebook_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site+buttons&utm_campaign=site+buttons&fbclid=IwAR1ffYD-bQh18h5N7FmN6onFMWpXQaxkB3lxgAMoGt59uSB8vofJhhG_rQA

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Li Wenliang, Chinese doctor who sounded alarm on coronavirus, dies from virus

The Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warnings about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan — only to be reprimanded and silenced by police — has died of the infection, according to his hospital.

After initially insisting ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was still fighting for his life — despite reports that he had passed away — Wuhan Central Hospital finally confirmed the 34-year-old’s death Thursday.

“In the fight against the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, our hospital’s ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was unfortunately infected. He passed away after all the efforts we’ve taken to resuscitate him,” the hospital said on its official Weibo account, according to the South China Morning Post. “We deeply mourn his passing.”

Guan Hanfeng, an orthopedist at the Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, and Luo Yu, a tech industry executive who was one of Li’s university classmates, had both said earlier that Li had died, the Washington Post reported.

“The Wuhan government owes Dr. Li Wenliang an apology,” Luo wrote in a widely shared post on Weibo as tributes flowed in.

On Dec. 30, Li sent out a warning in messaging app WeChat warning fellow medical school grads to wear protective clothing to avoid infection after several patients from a seafood market exhibited symptoms similar to SARS.

He was one of eight whistleblowers who tried to sound the alarm about the novel virus — only to be denounced by authorities for “rumor-mongering.”

He was summoned to the Public Security Bureau to sign a letter in which he was accused of making “false comments” that had “severely disturbed the social order.”

Local authorities later apologized to the stricken physician, who described on the Weibo site how he began coughing on Jan. 10.

He said he developed a fever the next day, was hospitalized two days later and was diagnosed on Jan. 30.

The rapidly spreading virus has now killed more than 560 people and infected over 28,000.

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It seems almost everyday there is some kind of very shocking item that gets posted. The first time for me was when I saw loaders and bulldozers used to create an earthen blockade on a normal looking road. Today's is someone welding the doors shut of an apartment house? 

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2020/02/top-10-coronaviruschina-tweets-from_6.html

Long $GILD calls, as there HIV work is being used as the basis for treatment/vaccine. 

 

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1 hour ago, profits101 said:

It seems almost everyday there is some kind of very shocking item that gets posted. The first time for me was when I saw loaders and bulldozers used to create an earthen blockade on a normal looking road. Today's is someone welding the doors shut of an apartment house? 

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2020/02/top-10-coronaviruschina-tweets-from_6.html

Long $GILD calls, as there HIV work is being used as the basis for treatment/vaccine. 

 

The things we're seeing are far and away extreme for the 600+ dead that's being reported in my opinion.  The massive hospitals being built overnight, the quarantining of huge cities, the chanting from windows.  I don't think these things would happen if it was just lots of people getting sick but then getting better.

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28 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

The things we're seeing are far and away extreme for the 600+ dead that's being reported in my opinion.  The massive hospitals being built overnight, the quarantining of huge cities, the chanting from windows.  I don't think these things would happen if it was just lots of people getting sick but then getting better.

...which is exactly why, when stories come out about the numbers being 10 or even 100 times bigger than those being reported, they ring truer than the stories the CCP is spewing. Why would they create numerous hospitals and makeshift hospitals that can house tens or hundreds of thousands of patients, if there are only hundreds of patients coming in? The Chinese government's story doesn't stand up to any critical thinking. Maybe the numbers they are releasing now were the actual numbers back in late November and December when this epidemic first started.

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25 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Why would they create numerous hospitals and makeshift hospitals that can house tens or hundreds of thousands of patients

Well first off there are thousands of infected. Secondly, the existing hospitals are used for the "regular" cases and I am sure these are nearly always at 80% full without any virus. Also, it might be good to separate the 2, it is rather sensible.

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