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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

I know, but haven’t given us anything to think the CCP is competent

Sigh, I'm not trying to. I'm trying to paint a picture of incompetence, in Beijing, or in Wuhan.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

You posted an assumption that the CCP is competent.

It's framed as a hypothetical, ie, IF they're competent, they would have shutdown all wildlife markets after SARS. They didn't.

They can't have it both ways, ie Wuhan lab is competent, as well as CCP leadership competent. One of them is incompetent for this outbreak to have occurred.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

There is so much wrong with this thinking. You do see the flaws in it, don’t you?

Just start with the word ‘assume’ for now.

You need to go back at least one post.

I'm trying to paint a scenario where it just isn't plausible the virus came from the market because the CCP wouldn't want to be portrayed as not having learnt the SARS lesson.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

The SARS virus is one known virus similar to the corona virus. From a lab holding such a virus one cannot conclude that the corona virus originated from that lab.

But one can rule out it came from the market. Assuming the CCP is a competent, truth telling ruler. They would have outlawed consumption of exotic wildlife from the SARS lesson.

We are talking:

96% match +

Proximity of the Wuhan P4 lab to ground zero +

The Wuhan lab was built by people with no experience in building highest level bio-hazard facilities, from French construction documents +

No international oversight during construction +

It was only certified domestically by Chinese institution.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

I could not find any. Do you have a link?

first result in google.

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

Alignment of the full-length genome sequence of the COVID-19 virus and other available genomes of Betacoronavirus showed the closest relationship was with the bat SARS-like coronavirus strain BatCov RaTG13, identity 96%

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Posted in: Guy deliberately bumping into women regrets it when he tries it on pro-wrestler See in context

I have only ever been bumped by old people who walk around like they own everything. I hope it wasn't an old man that got slammed.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

Several major organisations have investigated that claim and found no evidence. The likely place is the live meat market and from bats.

It was in an official report released jointly by the WHO and China about a week ago. It's on the WHO web site.

Agreed, hard to find evidence it leaked, but 96% match???, and it's the only lab in the world holding the samples, which means it's highly likely it leaked from the lab (and perhaps into the market), not the other way round. The lab samples were collected from caves far away from the market.

But we will never know because the market has already been demolished. You'd think the CCP would secure it for further investigation if they truly think the virus originated from there.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

Declaring a pandemic makes China looks bad, and makes the WHO looks even worse because it wanted borders kept open for infections to proliferate globally.

Never mind the facts. Just because global economic damage is massive doesn't mean the WHO should ignore its plush Geneva HQ, rented luxury villas for WHO execs, exclusive Swiss private school fees, business class travels etc...who's going to pay for all this?

A pandemic will be called by the WHO when the CCP call it first. But the CCP won't because it's pursuing international certification for the Wuhan P4 lab, the same one storing viruses with a 96% genetic match to the Covid-19 virus. The only place in the entire world that Covid-19 could have incompetently leaked from.

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Posted in: WHO urges the world to fight virus See in context

“This is not a drill. This is not the time for giving up. This is not a time of for excuses. This is a time for pulling out all the stops,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

and...from social media

You can choose to listen to the world's public health experts, like those at the WHO, or, you can choose to listen to random social media posters who claim to know better than the experts.

Well it wasn't that long ago that the same WHO, was telling everybody there was no emergency, keep your borders open, prompting many countries to act unilaterally, and coincidentally those countries faired best compared to countries that listened to the WHO.

Where was the WHO when the Diamond Princess was incubating the virus en masse? Where was the WHO when South Korea's cult was gathering for a infect feast? Where was the WHO when Italy was having a 'kiss a Chinese campaign'?

The WHO was supposedly trying to avoid a repeat of the Congo Ebola economic damage from hrash border controls. Well now it has learnt, no border controls means the damage is global, and much more severe.

I take the WHO's statement quored above as:

This is not an apology for our atrocious mistakes;

This is not the time to forget about Swiss private school fees for WHO staff;

This is not a time to forget about the WHO's plush office in Geneva, or the villas for WHO execs;

This is not a time for negotiating WHO budget and contributions;

This is a time to make the WHO great again with CCP money.

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Posted in: Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globe See in context

"gives people this sense of control that 'I will have what I need when I want,'"

You can always rely on a psychologist to come up with an amusing answer to everything.

@Cricky

So why are people hording toilet paper?

I'm told it all started with a Facebook news link that says toilet paper is made in China and the factory is down. The NZ, and Aus gov. had to clarify that in fact it's made domestically, but by then it's too late. Blame Facepalm.

Hand sanitizers...there's some truth to it, ie some infrdients do come from China, but again, no need to panic, there's stockpile.

Funny enough, no rush on food.

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Posted in: China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment See in context

A lot of numbers distortion going on here

...and IMHO, barking up the wrong tree too. It could have been JUST CHINA, for 4 weeks max and it'd be all over. Instead we have a global advocate for health, the WHO, advocating for noncontainment, for eventual infection of the world's population.

We should be barking at the WHO's HQ in Switzerland, and tear it down (Berlin wall style) for making itself irrelevant, like the Berlin wall.

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Posted in: California declares state of emergency over coronavirus as death toll rises in U.S. See in context

Put the US politics away already!

We wouldn't be arguing today if the WHO had done its job as a champion of global health, and advised countries to contain rather open to appease China.

It said it didn't want a repeat of damaging an economy like in the Congo during the ebola outbreak. Well, the Congo economic damage is a walk in the park, compared to what we are witnessing today around the world, in all manner of industries, jobs upon jobs teetering over a cliff.

We should all be debating the existence of the WHO not national politics.

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Posted in: California declares state of emergency over coronavirus as death toll rises in U.S. See in context

Well, California's having its Diamond Princess moment

Which is interesting because where was the WHO when the Diamond Princess was used as an incubation station? Silent.

Where's the WHO when Italy was having a kiss a Chinese campaign?

Where was the WHO when the SK cult was going kumbaya with infected parshioners?

Yes, that's right, busy criticizing countries for actually doing their job of containment.

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Posted in: California declares state of emergency over coronavirus as death toll rises in U.S. See in context

A lot of good it’s doing it would seem.

It actually has reduced deaths (percentage wise), more dectection = more treatment. The criticism is really for caving to China and keeping borders open weeks after NK closed its borders to China. The other criticism is the lack of recovery resources, which is fair enough.

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Posted in: China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment See in context

"We scrutinized this data and we believe this decline is real,"

I'm sorry but I find 'the WHO scrutinizing China' to be a very disingenuous concept akin to a fox scrutinizing a hen house for safekeeping.

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Posted in: IOC stands firm on Tokyo Games despite coronavirus concerns See in context

Bach appears to be getting the blow torch on Japan. Get your virus act together prompto, no second chance.

Deaths has stood still, new infection relatively small in numbers. Looks like it Japan's Olympic organising committee might get fair winds yet.

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Posted in: Abe says gov't ready to boost fiscal spending for virus-hit economy See in context

Fiscal stimulus is traditionally used for demand side weakness. This is a supply side shock, so the spending can't be expected to be very effective.

Agreed! If they're willing to expand fiscal policy settings, it's better framed as a long term policy, such as government investments to enhance supply chain (bring back manufacturing from China), or investments in automation (to better prepare against foreign cheap labour).

For this shock, I would have thought more liquidity through monetary policy is in order.

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Posted in: Japan, China mull postponing Xi's state visit in April See in context

Yes he must come so we can hand him an invoice for covid-19 compensatory damage.

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Posted in: China reports rise in imported virus cases See in context

Shut down all bvl4 facilities now

I second that, and we need a new WHO as well. It makes me cringe when the WHO now comes out to express concern about a potential pandemic. They were encouraging countries to literally receive infected visitors since the outbreak started from the Wuhan.

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Posted in: Woman, 41-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

Where shikata ga nai reigns supreme, false hope is a wasted sentiment

We have to stop it, because hope should never wasted, see the brightside of life.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo

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Posted in: Top brands accused of using forced Chinese labor See in context

As if these top brands didn't know already.

In those supply chain contracts, the appendix, all those 'to be confirmed' items, and never actually confirmed. Do they pursue full compliance? I doubt it.

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Posted in: Woman, 41-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

Japanese contemporary society is so tenuous day to day together with social stigma etc. makes for a dreadful existence if you don't fit the perfect image of the Japanese worker bee. This has to change.

The other thing we could all do is reinforce with each other (even strangers) the notion that life can turn for the better at any time, no matter how bad things seems now. Even homeless people know this, they are waiting for for their lives to get better.

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Posted in: Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo See in context

@oldman_13

The young man was relatively 'reserved' I thought.

Difficult times, some people just can't handle difficulties as well as others.

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Posted in: Lower house OKs record ¥102 tril budget for FY2020 See in context

The budget includes 5.31 trillion yen in defense spending and 1.78 trillion yen for steps to support the economy

On the tail of a massive fail on containing the covid-19 outbreak, seems to me Abe's priorities are a bit skewed towards his military roots.

No one can fault the LDP for shoring up against an aggressive China with hardpower spending. But without similar allocation for softpower spending, I think Japanese businesses will find they'll soon not have a substantial economy to defend. Already China's CRRC are whiteanting Hitachi in the rolling stock business, same with industrial machineries, supply chain equipments, the list is endless. There is a fake Makita impact wrench doing the round on the internet, promising everything the real Makia has and for $30 instead of $180 for Makita. It's not even possible to make it for that price.

The Australian sub deal was supposed to be a done deal, no brainer, off the shelf, fully operational design etc., instead they lost it to an unknown, yet to be modified design from France.

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Posted in: Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases See in context

Sounded like it was too good to be true. Now we see strings attached.

Going back to pre-Russia days to now, it's clear Afghanistan is a country ruled by who ever that will go hardest to suppress others, and there are lots of others. There's no freedom and liberty in the culture there.

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Posted in: Virus spreads to over 60 countries; France closes the Louvre See in context

All courtesy of the WHO's 'keep your borders open' policy.

Oh well, at least the money will keep flowing into the WHO's bank account to keep WHO exec in a job, and their kids' Swiss private school fees paid. Red money, now tainted with real human blood though.

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Posted in: Japan, China mull postponing Xi's state visit in April See in context

It would have been the perfect opportunity for Japanese people and businesses to air their grievances about China's pressure on Japanese border controls/covid'19 containment.

Now that we know Japan's health infrastructure is lacking, China's pressure on Japan, and Japan caving in seems like a case of all care for China, no care for Japan. IMHO, Abe is on his last leg politically (and haps the LDP as well).

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Posted in: Transportation, tourism sectors hit hard by virus outbreak See in context

Abe wants to violate the constitution and spend billions and billions on a Japanese army? Spend some of the money on virology and vaccine R&D, rapid vaccine development facilities, and anti-pandemic efforts instead. This is where the real threat lies, as we are clearly seeing now.

On the money ^. Japan's high density living environment needs a more robust health infrastructure. Until then, be cautious.

I read elsewhere today Australia's first covid19 death is actually a Diamond Princess quarantinee. How sad, trip of a life time turned into trip of a life time literally. His wife is also in a serious condition in hospital. They boarded the ship virus free. Not perfect quarantine doesn't cut it for the family of this couple.

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Posted in: Transportation, tourism sectors hit hard by virus outbreak See in context

Mother Nature

Please don't blame mother nature for China's incompetence.

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Posted in: U.S. and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan See in context

I don't have to go anywhere near Afghanistan so all chooch for me, cheechers should just accept a whole lot of money is going to go to better use in the coming years and moderate the negativity.

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