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#PIRATEN - Rundschau 24.05.2020
Zu den aktuellen Ereignissen in #Hongkong sagt @MarketkaG, die MdEP der tschechischen #PIRATENPARTEI, @PiratskaStrana:
"Wir haben es kollektiv versäumt zu handeln und der #KPCh die rote Linie aufzuzeigen!"
piratenpartei.de/2020/05/23/eur…
#China
Europaabgeordnete Markéta Gregorová verurteilt das Vorgehen Chinas in Hongkong

 
China Blocks All Language Editions of Wikipedia | Time

#china, #censorship, #ccp

https://time.com/5589439/china-wikipedia-online-censorship/

 

Die ultimative Krankheit


"(...) Alle drei Varianten [des Kapitalismus], wenn sie sich einseitig verwirklichen, führen letztlich notwendig in einen kranken globalen Organismus, in dem immer mehr Menschen 'überflüssig' werden und weitere Krisen tödlich zu enden drohen."

Link zum Essay von Kai Ehlers
https://neue-debatte.com/2020/05/10/china-neue-ordnungsmacht-oder-doch-etwas-darueber-hinaus/

#Kapitalismus #Neoliberalismus #Staatskapitalismus #Oligarchie #Russland #USA #EU #China #Kapital
China neue Ordnungsmacht – oder doch etwas darüber hinaus?

 

News | Tagesschau: Raketenstart in China - Mit Hightech und Ehrgeiz ins All


Gelungener Start vom Raumfahrtbahnhof Wenchang: China hat ein neues Raketenmodell ins All geschossen. Was das Modell "Langer Marsch 5B" alles kann, sagt viel über die ehrgeizigen Raumfahrtpläne Chinas.

China hat erstmals eine leistungsstarke Rakete des neuen Typs "Langer Marsch 5B" ins All geschossen. Die Rakete hob problemlos vom Raumfahrtbahnhof Wenchang auf der südchinesischen Insel Hainan ab...

Tags: #de #news #china #raumfahrt #technologie #hightech #raketenstart #wenchang #langer-marsch-5B #rakete #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-05-05

 

COVID-19 2019-2020 timeline


I've added 2 more articles to the discussion: https://pod.orkz.net/posts/7658582#e1268b606e720138a17800163e3b85e3

#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #crisis #BigPharma #BillGates #GatesFoundation #WorldEconomicForum #WHO #Wuhan #CDC #USA #China #NewYork #FortDetrick #Fauci

 

COVID-19 2019-2020 timeline


I've added 2 more articles to the discussion: https://pod.orkz.net/posts/7658582#e1268b606e720138a17800163e3b85e3

#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #crisis #BigPharma #BillGates #GatesFoundation #WorldEconomicForum #WHO #Wuhan #CDC #USA #China #NewYork #FortDetrick #Fauci

 

News | Telepolis: Sündenbock China


Konservative uind Liberale möchten lieber über chinesische Labore als über die Arbeitsbedingungen deutscher Pflegekräfte reden

CDU und FDP springen offenbar auf den Propagandazug gegen China auf. Wie unter anderem die Augsburger Allgemeine berichtet, fordern Sprecher beider Parteien eine unabhängige Untersuchung in der zentralchinesischen Metropole. CDU-Außenpolitiker Jürgen Hardt möchte gar "internationale Hygienestandards" in China durchsetzen...

Tags: #de #news #china #usa #deutschland #sündenbock-china #corona #corona-krise #corona-pandemie #trump #cdu #fdp #telepolis #ravenbird #2020-05-01

 
Chinesische Diplomaten haben versucht, deutsche Beamte zu bewegen. Hat nicht geklappt. Hätte ich ihnen gleich sagen können.
#corona #china #deutschland

 
Unterdessen in #China: Zur aktuellen Festnahme-Welle in Hongkong ein weiterer aktueller Beitrag und zwei gewerkschaftliche Solidaritätserklärungen bzw. Aufrufe
15 Aktivisten der Protestbewegung in Hongkong festgenommen: Gewerkschaften weltweit fordern Freilassung

 
Schaut mal: unsere Zukunft. Doppelplusgut!

#Massenüberwachung #China #Uiguren #Unterdrückung #Diktatur #Orwell

 

#Überwacht: Sieben Milliarden im Visier

Von #China in die #USA, von Tel Aviv über #London bis nach #Washington: Der #Dokumentarfilm zeigt erstmals auf, wie sich Staaten weltweit im Kampf gegen #Terrorismus und #Kriminalität einen gefährlichen Wettlauf um immer mehr und immer neuere Überwachungstechnologien liefern. Mancherorts lässt der Sicherheitswahn bereits eine neue Art von Regime entstehen: den digitalen #Totalitarismus.
Siehe: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/083310-000-A/ueberwacht-sieben-milliarden-im-visier/

Direktlink zum #Video: https://arteptweb-a.akamaihd.net/am/ptweb/083000/083300/083310-000-A_EQ_0_VA-STA_04926676_MP4-1500_AMM-PTWEB_1KAB6S1i3h.mp4

#Sicherheit #Freiheit #Technologie #Überwachung #Doku #Arte

 

#Überwacht: Sieben Milliarden im Visier

Von #China in die #USA, von Tel Aviv über #London bis nach #Washington: Der #Dokumentarfilm zeigt erstmals auf, wie sich Staaten weltweit im Kampf gegen #Terrorismus und #Kriminalität einen gefährlichen Wettlauf um immer mehr und immer neuere Überwachungstechnologien liefern. Mancherorts lässt der Sicherheitswahn bereits eine neue Art von Regime entstehen: den digitalen #Totalitarismus.
Siehe: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/083310-000-A/ueberwacht-sieben-milliarden-im-visier/

Direktlink zum #Video: https://arteptweb-a.akamaihd.net/am/ptweb/083000/083300/083310-000-A_EQ_0_VA-STA_04926676_MP4-1500_AMM-PTWEB_1KAB6S1i3h.mp4

#Sicherheit #Freiheit #Technologie #Überwachung #Doku #Arte

 

News | Tagesschau: Corona-Pandemie - Trump droht China mit "Konsequenzen"


Das Coronavirus hätte in China gestoppt werden können, sagt US-Präsident Trump. Das Land müsse zur Verantwortung gezogen werden, wenn dort der Ausbruch wissentlich verschuldet worden sei. Auch Chinas Zahlen traut er nicht.

Sein tägliches Pressebriefing zur Corona-Pandemie hat US-Präsident Trump genutzt, um erneut schwere Vorwürfe gegen China zu erheben. Trump drohte China mit "Konsequenzen", sollte das Land "wissentlich verantwortlich" für die weltweite Ausbreitung des neuartigen Coronavirus sein. "Es hätte in China gestoppt werden können bevor es begann, und das wurde es nicht", sagte Trump im Weißen Haus. Die ganze Welt leide jetzt deswegen...

Meinung: Trump wie wir ihn kennen, der typische Elefant im Porzelanladen. Aber das kann er ja gut.

Tags: #de #news #usa #trump #corona #coronakrise #corona-pandemie #beschuldigungen #china #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-04-19

 

Interesante sucesión de hechos de #China y la #OMS desde el origen de la pandemia del #coronavirus:


#COVID19 #ChinaVirus
<Cronología del posible encubrimiento del coronavirus de China>

 
#coronavirus #NoMeFioDelGobierno #España #ChinaVirus #UnionEuropea

Tener más de 60 años... ¿es un delito?


En los tiempos que corren, con la pandemia de #COVID-19, el pánico se ha establecido en las elites presuntamente científicas, periodísticas y políticas. La sociedad ha ido absorbiendo ese temor en diferente grado y con diferente fundamento al de los supuestos representantes de nuestras ideas, opiniones e intereses.

Con esa adoración contemporánea a la Salud, como si fuera en mayor de los bienes o el más importante, a la Juventud, real o aparente, al Hedonismo, a la Comodidad y el rechazo enfermizo al hecho de la Muerte, el caldo de cultivo para aprovechar la situación estaba ya a punto. Valores como la Bondad, la Libertad, la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos quedan ahora supeditados, implícita o explícitamente, a esos determinantes bastardos de nuestra época.

Ya es un hecho que los países de Occidente están usando en su mayoría medidas semejantes a la China totalitaria. Sea nuestra forma de Estado de Alarma, sean plenos poderes para el ejecutivo o algún otro tipo de sistema, el confinamiento domiciliario de la mayoría de los ciudadanos se ha extendido por toda Europa y al otro lado del Atlántico. Si la razón era no colapsar los hospitales a corto plazo se puede entender; si lo que se pretende es impedir la transmisión del virus a toda la población es un disparate.

Algunos países ya están suprimiendo el confinamiento y otros están haciendo cábalas sobro el modo de hacerlo. Y entre todas las sugerencias está la de seguir confinando a los mayores con la excusa de que sufren por la enfermedad. Esa discriminación, que tanto les gusta a los neofascistas de derechas y de izquierdas (esos que presumen de ser antifascistas) tiene un fundamento despreciativo sobre las personas de edad. El mismo que les lleva a querer aprobar la eutanasia en tantos países.

El eufemismo de considerar a priori la eutanasia como "suicidio asistido", basándolo en un inexistente derecho a matarse, se contradice con la supuesta razón de dejar a los mayores de 60 confinados, pues de facto se les estaría negando ese mismo derecho, que tendría que incluir otro inexistente cual sería el "derecho a enfermar".

No cabe duda de que la enfermedad la puede contraer cualquiera con independencia de la edad y, por tanto, la puede transmitir cualquiera. Pero como la vida social normal de las personas mayores es, salvo excepciones, mucho más reducida, por sus propias limitaciones y porque ya han perdido a muchas de sus amistades, que la de los jóvenes, que se mueven en muchos ambientes diferentes y acuden a muchos más actos multitudinarios, no tiene lógica discriminar a los primeros y no a los segundos

En realidad, no les preocupan nuestra salud ni nuestras vidas. Lo que realmente les molesta es el gasto que supone tratar a los mayores en hospitales o en sus casas, puesto que los más jóvenes asintomáticos rara vez necesitan del sistema de salud para superar la enfermedad. Lo que interesa es gastar el menor dinero posible, como han dejado claro con su necia política que dejó desprotegidos a los miles de profesionales sanitarios que se enfrentan a diario con el virus venido de #China.

Por lo tanto, a nuestros políticos #neofascistas, de derechas y de izquierdas, si les queda algo de lucidez y de sentido común, al terminar el confinamiento general a quienes deberían dejar en sus casas una temporada más larga es a los menores de 25 años que, por su naturaleza y por su movilidad social, son auténticos colaboradores en la extensión de la pandemia de forma más rápida. Y no a los mayores de 60 años, que no han cometido ningún delito y que, por responsabilidad libre seguirían saliendo poco y evitando las situaciones graves de contagio. ¿Qué algunos no lo harían? De acuerdo. Algunos. Pero si los neofascistas les conceden el presunto derecho a suicidarse, ¿por qué le van a negar el supuesto derecho a contagiarse? Que además, en ese segundo caso, sería privarles también de otros derechos fundamentales como el de Reunión o el de Libre Circulación.

Pepe de Brantuas. Abril de 2020, en España.

 
Why Taiwan has become a problem for WHO - BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52088167

Screw those politics!
#Taiwan #china

 
China Is Trying to Rewrite The Present – Foreign Policy

#coronavirus #china
China Is Trying to Rewrite The Present

 
Das #Coronavirus und der #Klimawandel

Durch die Coronavirus-Krise sind in zahlreichen Ländern Industrie und Verkehr teils stark eingeschränkt, der #CO2-Ausstoß hat sich dadurch etwa in #China und #Italien verringert. Internationale Experten und Expertinnen warnen jedoch. Auch in #Österreich ist man skeptisch, ob die Coronavirus-Krise nicht nur kurzfristig die Luftqualität verbessert.

https://orf.at/stories/3159402/

#Klimakrise

 

Wie es ist


"(...) Es wird schnell deutlich werden, wie vergiftet dieses Land ist von Hetzern, die überall sind. Und wie überheblich dieses kleine Deutschland agiert, wenn es sich in der Welt bewegt."

Link zum Beitrag von Gerhard Mersmann
https://neue-debatte.com/2020/03/26/in-der-krise-isolation-durch-ueberheblichkeit/

#Solidarität #Krise #Kooperation #Überheblichkeit #Hilfe #Gemeinschaft #Deutschland #China #Russland #Italien #Kuba
In der Krise: Isolation durch Überheblichkeit

 
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Nothing can stop Caturday, have a good one : )

#Caturday
#CatContent
#Cat
#Photo
#China

 
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Nothing can stop Caturday... Have a good one : )

#Caturday
#CatContent
#Cat
#Photo
#china

 
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Americans, please sign this petition and contact your representatives against the EARNIT Act, which bans encryption and tries to interfere with freedom of expression. They US already uses the NSA to watch everything on the internet, now they're trying make us all into criminals for our apps using encryption to safekeep our passwords. The NSA wants to be able to read inside all the encrypted stuff they previously have not been able to read. The government is trying to pass it through now while the world is distracted with the corona virus pandemic.


The EFF has made a tool that will do the work of talking to your representatives for you. Click the links below, and please do copy and paste this everywhere, the EARNIT Act has not been showing up in the news due to corona virus.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reject-earn-it-act-s-3398-which-threatens-free-speech-encryption-privacy-and-nations-cybersecurity

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

#earnit #earnitact #earn it #eff #encryption #crypto #cryptography #bitcoin #https #apps #diaspora #federation #thefediverse #thefederation #apps #usa #us #government #nsa #privacy #surveillance #1984 #corona #coronavirus #corona virus #news #wuhanflu #china

 
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Americans, please sign this petition and contact your representatives against the EARNIT Act, which bans encryption and tries to interfere with freedom of expression. They US already uses the NSA to watch everything on the internet, now they're trying make us all into criminals for our apps using encryption to safekeep our passwords. The NSA wants to be able to read inside all the encrypted stuff they previously have not been able to read. The government is trying to pass it through now while the world is distracted with the corona virus pandemic.


The EFF has made a tool that will do the work of talking to your representatives for you. Click the links below, and please do copy and paste this everywhere, the EARNIT Act has not been showing up in the news due to corona virus.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reject-earn-it-act-s-3398-which-threatens-free-speech-encryption-privacy-and-nations-cybersecurity

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

#earnit #earnitact #earn it #eff #encryption #crypto #cryptography #bitcoin #https #apps #diaspora #federation #thefediverse #thefederation #apps #usa #us #government #nsa #privacy #surveillance #1984 #corona #coronavirus #corona virus #news #wuhanflu #china

 
#Italy (Population 60M) now has 20000+ diagnosed infections. That’s a quarter of #China (80000+ cases) but China has a population of 1.4B. Italy has 6x(!) more cases per 1M than China. Stay at home. #WashYourHands #COVID19 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Shenzhen Could Be The First City In China To Ban Eating Dogs And Cats


The Covid-19 outbreak may have prompted the ban. It is thought that wildlife sold at a Wuhan market in Hubei province earlier in December may have been the focal point of the outbreak.

The possible ban on eating dog and cat meat suggested by the Shenzhen government does not have to do with disease though, it is the social relationships that occur between humans and their pets. They have called it the “consensus of all human civilization.”

“Shenzhen might just be able to do it, as it is a progressive city in many ways,” said a professor at Griffith University in Australia.

#COVID-19 #china #cats #dogs
Shenzhen Could Be The First City In China To Ban Eating Dogs And Cats

 

Shenzhen Could Be The First City In China To Ban Eating Dogs And Cats


The Covid-19 outbreak may have prompted the ban. It is thought that wildlife sold at a Wuhan market in Hubei province earlier in December may have been the focal point of the outbreak.

The possible ban on eating dog and cat meat suggested by the Shenzhen government does not have to do with disease though, it is the social relationships that occur between humans and their pets. They have called it the “consensus of all human civilization.”

“Shenzhen might just be able to do it, as it is a progressive city in many ways,” said a professor at Griffith University in Australia.

#COVID-19 #china #cats #dogs
Shenzhen Could Be The First City In China To Ban Eating Dogs And Cats

 

Frage | Bitte helft mir mal bei der Verifizierung zweier Medienartikel


Content warning: Im Rahmen eines Beitrags von @stubenfliege bekam ich es mit folgenden beiden Beiträgen vom Contra Magazin das offenbar mit dem Spiegel zusammenhängt zu tun. 25.01.2020: Coronavirus stammt aus Labor in Wuhan - Gefahr weitaus größer als gedacht 26.01.2020:


 
#China

Yichun, Jiangxi, China. Protesters in front of the bank, Chinese people can’t access their money, funds are frozen due to failing financial institution. Is this a beginning of the #coronavirus related global financial crisis? (Video by UiXP)

 
#China

Yichun, Jiangxi, China. Protesters in front of the bank, Chinese people can’t access their money, funds are frozen due to failing financial institution. Is this a beginning of the #coronavirus related global financial crisis? (Video by UiXP)

 
Великая Китайская Стена: как люди себе это представляют и как это выглядит везде, кроме важных туристических центров:



Wall in Jiayuguan, an urban district in the Gansu Province.
Стена в Цзяюйгуань — городском округе в провинции Ганьсу:


Section in Ömnögovi Province.
Секция в провинции Омногови:
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Remains of the Wall in Yinchuan City District.
Остатки Стены в городском округе Иньчуань:


The wall in the mountains of Yinshan, in Inner Mongolia - an autonomous region in northern China.
Стена в горах Иньшань, во Внутренней Монголии — автономном регионе на севере Китая:


Chinese great wall in Gobi desert Dunhuang.
Китайская стена в пустыне Гоби, Дуньхуан:


#architecture #asia #china #comparison #greatwall #hoax #mongolia #photo #revision #timespace #wonderoftheworld

 

Wuhan Coronavirus: Case classification standards change causing reported-cases spike


A key issue in any observation-based data is changes to the criteria for observation. That's coming to play in the 2019-nCoV outbreak numbers today, with Reuters and other sources reporting "Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province":
[T]he 2,015 new confirmed cases reported in mainland China on Wednesday were dwarfed by the 14,840 new cases reported in Hubei alone on Thursday, after provincial officials started using computerized tomography (CT) scans to look for infections.

Hubei had previously only allowed infections to be confirmed by RNA tests, which can take days to process and delay treatment. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, carries genetic information allowing for identification of organisms like viruses.
The current reports stand at 60,330 confirmed cases and 1,369 official deaths, according to current data at Wikipedia. I'll note that fifteen days ago based on then-current trends, projection without epidemiological containment was for 200,000 cases, 10,000 deaths. Thankfully, even with a broader inclusion criteria, we're well below those values. Containment does largely appear to be working, and the epidemic may be further self limiting. (More below.) My existing projections are based on the earlier criteria and should not be applied to the broader clinical-diagnosis numbers.

Numbers reported depend on observational criteria. In general, my recommendation is to look to the case count as a trend indicator, across successive periods with consistent criteria, and for deaths as a far stronger magnitude indicator.

That is: we know that the cases were underreported. That's been widely criticised, and I suspect you'll see reports now of a sudden explosion in cases as Another Dire Sign. It's ... more complicated than that. Case reports to date have largely been a function of:
  • Limited numbers of virus test kits sensitive to the 2019-nCoV specific RNA (viruses don't have DNA, so this is the equivalent).
  • Testing of severe cases only. For non-severe cases (the majority), home isolation and care are largely sufficient.
  • Accepting most cases as "suspected" rather than confirmed.
The new numbers should be compared against earlier "suspected" cases, not "confirmed" cases. What are now being included are clinically diagnosed cases, based not on a definitive RNA test, but on symptoms as presented at a clinic, largely CT scans of lungs, among other measurements. This is actually very common in medical practice, and many conditions are diagnosed based on symptoms rather than a definitive test, often because symtoms are far more accessible (a case of availability heuristic), faster, cheaper, and in virtually all cases, sufficient. It's nice to have a definitive diagnosis, but not necessary. My understanding is that test kits have often been reserved for medical personnel themselves, many of whom have been infected with 2019-nCoV.

As before, epidemiological and public health responses are most important. If you are in an outbreak area (China, generally), rather than rushing out to buy masks (of marginal use), make sure you have and are using cleaning supplies, and minimise hand-to-face transmission. Wash surfaces, door handles, light switches, bannisters, and other contacted surfaces. Disinfect (spray bleach) around bath and toilet facilities. Use alcohol-based hand-sanitisers. (Again, antibacterial treatments do not work for viruses, that's wasted money.) Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowded public spaces. Wipe down shopping trolly handles and other surfaces if possible. Be aware of what you're touching (elevator controls, any public touch-screen devices, keyboards, etc.). If you are infected and must go out, wear a mask but primarily to protect others --- you're limiting spread of droplets from your mouth and nose. (It's possible that applying table salt to the masks may increase their anti-viral properties, possibly by spraying with a saline solution.)

Expect to see travel bans and restrictions in place both within and transiting China for another few weeks, possibly months.

The real risk with 2019-nCoV is that it escapes containment and becomes a recurring annual disease much as the current common cold and influenza, though with far greater impacts. Given its high mortality rates, this could have severe impacts worldwide (deaths in the 10s to 100s of millions), though it's likely that this would eventually moderate. That's the scenario people are hoping to avoid.

Risks remain high, the containment trends still look very positive. Coronavirus fares poorly at higher temperatures and humidities -- odds of it spreading especially within the subtropical and tropical regions, and particularly in summer months, are fairly low. This means that China and neighbouring countries (again, notably North Korea with limited public health and public information resources and practices), Europe, and North America are probably most at risk. Community transmission elsewhere has remained low (cruise ships being a notable exception), and deaths outside China are also extremely rare: 2 (Hong Kong and Japan) despite 9,525 cases outside of China.

Fingers crossed.

The other notable news is that the Chinese Communist Party chiefs of Wuhan City and Hubei Province have both been sacked for their mishandling and information suppression of the 2019-nCoV initial outbreak. Again, China and the world could have had an additional 4-6 weeks' prior notice of the disease had initial reports not been covered up, before the mass internal migration of Chinese New Year celebrations. That was extreme misgovernance, and I expect to see more heads fall, possibly higher up, as well as further political reforms toward free speech within China.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-death-toll-leaps-in-chinas-hubei-province-idUSKBN207025

#nCoV2019 #coronavirus #china #wuhan #hubei #epidemics

 

Wuhan Coronavirus: Case classification standards change causing reported-cases spike


A key issue in any observation-based data is changes to the criteria for observation. That's coming to play in the 2019-nCoV outbreak numbers today, with Reuters and other sources reporting "Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province":
[T]he 2,015 new confirmed cases reported in mainland China on Wednesday were dwarfed by the 14,840 new cases reported in Hubei alone on Thursday, after provincial officials started using computerized tomography (CT) scans to look for infections.

Hubei had previously only allowed infections to be confirmed by RNA tests, which can take days to process and delay treatment. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, carries genetic information allowing for identification of organisms like viruses.
The current reports stand at 60,330 confirmed cases and 1,369 official deaths, according to current data at Wikipedia. I'll note that fifteen days ago based on then-current trends, projection without epidemiological containment was for 200,000 cases, 10,000 deaths. Thankfully, even with a broader inclusion criteria, we're well below those values. Containment does largely appear to be working, and the epidemic may be further self limiting. (More below.) My existing projections are based on the earlier criteria and should not be applied to the broader clinical-diagnosis numbers.

Numbers reported depend on observational criteria. In general, my recommendation is to look to the case count as a trend indicator, across successive periods with consistent criteria, and for deaths as a far stronger magnitude indicator.

That is: we know that the cases were underreported. That's been widely criticised, and I suspect you'll see reports now of a sudden explosion in cases as Another Dire Sign. It's ... more complicated than that. Case reports to date have largely been a function of:
  • Limited numbers of virus test kits sensitive to the 2019-nCoV specific RNA (viruses don't have DNA, so this is the equivalent).
  • Testing of severe cases only. For non-severe cases (the majority), home isolation and care are largely sufficient.
  • Accepting most cases as "suspected" rather than confirmed.
The new numbers should be compared against earlier "suspected" cases, not "confirmed" cases. What are now being included are clinically diagnosed cases, based not on a definitive RNA test, but on symptoms as presented at a clinic, largely CT scans of lungs, among other measurements. This is actually very common in medical practice, and many conditions are diagnosed based on symptoms rather than a definitive test, often because symtoms are far more accessible (a case of availability heuristic), faster, cheaper, and in virtually all cases, sufficient. It's nice to have a definitive diagnosis, but not necessary. My understanding is that test kits have often been reserved for medical personnel themselves, many of whom have been infected with 2019-nCoV.

As before, epidemiological and public health responses are most important. If you are in an outbreak area (China, generally), rather than rushing out to buy masks (of marginal use), make sure you have and are using cleaning supplies, and minimise hand-to-face transmission. Wash surfaces, door handles, light switches, bannisters, and other contacted surfaces. Disinfect (spray bleach) around bath and toilet facilities. Use alcohol-based hand-sanitisers. (Again, antibacterial treatments do not work for viruses, that's wasted money.) Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowded public spaces. Wipe down shopping trolly handles and other surfaces if possible. Be aware of what you're touching (elevator controls, any public touch-screen devices, keyboards, etc.). If you are infected and must go out, wear a mask but primarily to protect others --- you're limiting spread of droplets from your mouth and nose. (It's possible that applying table salt to the masks may increase their anti-viral properties, possibly by spraying with a saline solution.)

Expect to see travel bans and restrictions in place both within and transiting China for another few weeks, possibly months.

The real risk with 2019-nCoV is that it escapes containment and becomes a recurring annual disease much as the current common cold and influenza, though with far greater impacts. Given its high mortality rates, this could have severe impacts worldwide (deaths in the 10s to 100s of millions), though it's likely that this would eventually moderate. That's the scenario people are hoping to avoid.

Risks remain high, the containment trends still look very positive. Coronavirus fares poorly at higher temperatures and humidities -- odds of it spreading especially within the subtropical and tropical regions, and particularly in summer months, are fairly low. This means that China and neighbouring countries (again, notably North Korea with limited public health and public information resources and practices), Europe, and North America are probably most at risk. Community transmission elsewhere has remained low (cruise ships being a notable exception), and deaths outside China are also extremely rare: 2 (Hong Kong and Japan) despite 9,525 cases outside of China.

Fingers crossed.

The other notable news is that the Chinese Communist Party chiefs of Wuhan City and Hubei Province have both been sacked for their mishandling and information suppression of the 2019-nCoV initial outbreak. Again, China and the world could have had an additional 4-6 weeks' prior notice of the disease had initial reports not been covered up, before the mass internal migration of Chinese New Year celebrations. That was extreme misgovernance, and I expect to see more heads fall, possibly higher up, as well as further political reforms toward free speech within China.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-death-toll-leaps-in-chinas-hubei-province-idUSKBN207025

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