GERMANY'S ROBERT KOCH INSTITUTE SAYS NEW CORONO VIRUS HAS VERY LOW MORTALITY RATE. AHEAD OF WHO MEETING TOMORROW


GERMANY'S INFECTIOUS DISEASE WATCHDOG SAYS NEW VIRUS IS MUCH LESS DANGEROUS THAN SARS, WHICH HAD A 10% MORTALITY RATE

NEW VIRUS CAN BE SO MILD, PEOPLE INFECTED DON'T NOTICE THEY HAVE IT

WHO AND CDC HYPE NEW VIRUS THREAT TO  PUSH THROUGH ANOTHER SET OF GLOBAL MARTIAL LAW MEASURES

WHO TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY TO DECIDE ON WHETHER TO DECLARE ANOTHER GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY OR PHEIC AS EBOLA

CDC STARTS SCREENING FOR NEW VIRUS AT FIVE AIRPORTS NOT NECESSARY GIVEN HOW MILD THE DISEASE IS, PRETEXT FOR FORCIBLY ARRESTS AND QUARANTINES


Ahead of a WHO  meeting tomorrow to decide whether the new  corona virus outbreak constitutes yet another global health emergency, Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has said the threat of the virus is small, noting that its motarlity is very, very low.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/20/who-calls-for-emergency-meeting-on-new-virus-in-china-as-cases-spread-to-health-care-workers/

Professor Larsa Schaade from the RKI said "We ve known this virus for just three weeks. We have  right now about 200 cases, of which 3 have died. A big factor of uncertainty is whether all the cases until now have been recorded? Every day new cases appear."

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/corona-virus-robert-koch-institut-mortalitaet-nicht-so-hoch.676.de.html?dram:article_id=468374

The RKI said the  coronovirus is nothing like as severe as SARS, which had a 10% mortality rate.

In fact, some people may be infected without realizing it because the virus is so mild.

There are conflicting reports about the number of people infected.

According to media reports at the time of writing this post, there were 6 deaths for 1,300 purported infections. That speels a death rate of less than 0.5%. If there are actually more infections, like 9000, then the death rate is miniscule.

Germany's health ministry also downplayed the thret of the new virus, dismissed the need for airport screening measures. while calling for vigilance.

Indeed, the new coronvirus outbreak looks suspiciously like an act of bioterrorism by the NWO.

WHO is considring whether to declare the new virus a public health emergency of international concern, or a PHEIC, like Ebola, setting in motion martial law measures over another disease.

The NWO Globalists may be seeking to create confusion by declaring two separate medical martial law emergencies over two very different diseases. 

While Ebola is lethal but hard to get, the  new Conovirus is not lethal but easy to get.

The NWO and WHO may seek to use the virus as a pretext to put large numbers of people under quarantine.

The CDC, which is a Globalist controlled agency, spreading diesease like Ebola through flawed protocols, has started screening at five US airports.

However, public awareness of WHO, the CDC and the Globalist medical martial law scam has reached a critical mass.  And after Americans poured into Richmond armed to the teeth to defend their right to carry arms, it is fantastical to believe they will accept forced quarantine or arrest over a mild flu if they have the coronovirus and not just a seasonal cold.


From media

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/corona-virus-gesundheitsministerium-schaetzt-gefahr-als-sehr-gering-ein-16593453.html

Das Robert-Koch-Institut sieht angesichts der in China entdeckten neuartigen Lungenkrankheit keinen Grund zur übermäßigen Sorge. Derzeit spreche nichts dafür, dass die Mortalität so hoch liegen könnte wie bei Sars, sagte Lars Schaade vom RKI.
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Bislang hat das Corona-Virus vier Todesfälle verursacht. Ob diese Zahl weiter ansteigen werde, sei schwer zu sagen, sagte Professor Lars Schaade vom Robert-Koch-Institut. „Wir kennen das Virus erst seit knapp drei Wochen. Wir sehen jetzt etwas mehr als 200 Fälle, davon drei Todesfälle. Ein großer Unsicherheitsfaktor dabei ist: Hat man alle Fälle bisher erfasst? Es kommen ja im Laufe des Tage immer noch weitere dazu“, so Schaade.  

Vermutlich gebe es Patienten, die infiziert seien, aber als Fall gar nicht auffielen, weil sie so milde erkrankt oder gar nicht erkrankt seien.

Mortalitätsrate zehnmal geringer als bei Sars
„Was wir jetzt sehen, ist erst der Anfang. Das ist in gewisser Weise beruhigend, weil es nicht sehr viele Todesfälle gibt, aber das kann sich in beide Richtungen natürlich noch entwickeln“, sagte Schaade.

Bild eines Coronavirus, das mit Hilfe von High-Dynamic-Range-Imaging (HDRI) aus einem mit Transmissionselektronenmikroskop erzeugt wird. Viraler Durchmesser etwa 80-160 nm. (Getty Images / Universal Images Group Editorial)
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 Wie gefährlich ist das neue Corona-Virus? [AUDIO]
Das Robert-Koch-Institut sieht angesichts der in China entdeckten neuartigen Lungenkrankheit keinen Grund zur übermäßigen Sorge. Derzeit spreche nichts dafür, dass die Mortalität so hoch liegen könnte wie bei Sars, sagte Lars Schaade vom RKI.

Bei der Sars-Epedemie lag die Sterblichkeitsrate damals bei zehn Prozent. Diese Mortalitätrate werde man diesmal nicht erreichen. „Im Moment spricht nichts dafür. Das muss ich in aller Vorsicht sagen. Noch werden die Fallzahlen steigen, und es werden noch Fälle gesammelt“, sagte der Professor.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/corona-virus-robert-koch-institut-mortalitaet-nicht-so-hoch.676.de.html?dram:article_id=468374


For those who are still unfamiliar, an unknown virus started small in Wuhan, China, back in mid-December 2019 with the Chinese health authorities later saying that the virus was related to SARS. Initial expectations were muted and human-to-human transmission was not presumed, but yesterday Chinese authorities announced that human-to-human transmission had taken place between patient and health worker. In addition the number of infected people was on rise. The reaction function has been prompt with Hang Seng futures down 2.8% in today’s session led by real estate, casino and car stocks. While we don’t know the direction in equities from here related to the coronavirus, Rabobank's Peter Garnry notes that there are many unknowns and that the initial reaction often fails to discount the true extent and warns that "short-term this could get much worse for Asian equities as the Chinese New Year means that millions of people will be traveling potentially spreading the virus fast over large areas."
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/im-not-expert-pandemics-global-stocks-slide-hong-kong-plunges-coronavirus-fears




ccording to the South China Morning Post, Beijing on Tuesday warned party functionaries not to lie about the spread of the coronavirus, warning that anyone caught withholding information would be severely punished and "nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity."

Chang An Jian, the official social media account of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission – Beijing’s top political body responsible for law and order – ran a commentary on Tuesday telling cadres not to forget the painful lessons of Sars and to ensure timely reporting of the current situation.

More than 700 people were killed around the world by the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2002-03, which originated in China.

"Anyone who puts the face of politicians before the interests of the people will be the sinner of a millennium to the party and the people," the commentary read.

"Anyone who deliberately delays and hides the reporting of [virus] cases out of his or her own self-interest will be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity," it added.

The official party edict came straight from President Xi Jinping himself. Xi said on Monday that the virus must be "resolutely contained," and that the Party must make "the safety of people’s lives and their physical health" the top priority. It stressed that transparency remained the best defense against rumors and public panic.

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It might sound strange coming from Xi, considering that the Communist Party is one of the least transparent ruling parties in the world, and Chinese media is constantly subjected to government-mandated manipulation, but the president insisted that "transparency" is the best way forward.

"Only by making information public can [we] reduce [public] fear," it said. "People don’t live in a vacuum and [we] will only provide a breeding ground for rumours to grow if we keep them in the dark and strip them of their right to [know] the truth."

Beijing has already learned hard lessons about the coronavirus family's potential for devastation (SARS killed some 800 people around the world). Ultimately, the biggest threat to the regime's credibility would be failing to contain the controllable natural disaster.

"Deceiving ourselves will only make the epidemic worse. It will turn a controllable natural disaster into an extremely costly man-made disaster," the commentary said.

In what appears to be a PR stunt meant to calm the public, Beijing said it had appointed Dr Zhong Nanshan, the same doctor who led the fight against SARS 17 years ago, to lead the charge against the virus that originated in Wuhan.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/xi-warns-party-officials-anyone-who-covers-coronavirus-will-be-nailed-pillar-shame





The World Health Organization announced Monday that it would convene an expert panel to determine whether a fast-developing outbreak caused by a new virus in China should be declared a global health emergency.

The news came as China reported confirmed cases in Beijing and in Guangdong province, 14 cases in health care workers — a first — and a confirmed incident involving human-to-human spread of the new virus, known provisionally as 2019-nCoV. It is a coronavirus, from the same family as the viruses that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak, which sickened more than 8,000 people globally, killing nearly 800.

It also comes as China prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year, when people throughout the country travel to be with family. Experts fear this event could spread the virus widely.

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To date, China has confirmed more than 200 infections with the new virus; four people have died and at least eight others remain in critical condition.

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“That’s really a concern,” Ralph Baric, a coronavirus expert at the University of North Carolina, said of the case count, which jumped by roughly 150 cases over the weekend. “That pretty much means that human-to-human transmission is occurring, and it may not be as difficult as had been suggested.”

The WHO has said for some time that human transmission couldn’t be ruled out, though Chinese authorities have been slower to acknowledge the possibility. But that changed Monday, because of cases diagnosed in Guangdong province.

The bulk of the cases so far are in Wuhan, a central Chinese city of 11 million people. But on Monday authorities confirmed five cases in Beijing and 13 in Guangdong.

Most of the Guangdong cases had recently visited Wuhan. But two — family members of a case — had not, showing that the virus can transmit from person-to-person in some circumstances. How readily it does that remains an unanswered question at this point.

Cases have also been exported to three Asian countries. Thailand has reported two cases in tourists from China, and South Korea has confirmed one in a Chinese tourist as well. Japan reported a case in a Japanese traveler who had been to Wuhan, where the outbreak is believed to have started.

Chinese President Xi Jingping spoke publicly of the outbreak for the first time Monday, urging the government to do everything possible to control spread of the virus.

“The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan and other places must be taken seriously,” Xi said on the state broadcaster CCTV. “Party committees, governments and relevant departments at all levels should put people’s lives and health first.”

China alerted the WHO of an outbreak of unusual pneumonia cases on Dec. 31. The next day authorities in Wuhan closed a seafood market that many of the initial cases had either worked at or shopped at. In addition to fish, the market sold game. Though the animal source of the virus has not yet been identified, the leader of an expert committee working on the outbreak has said some type of game is the likely source.

Bats are believed to be the source of most coronaviruses, but other animals sometimes play a role when new coronaviruses start infected people. The SARS virus was transmitted by palm civets and other small mammals sold as delicacies in some parts of China. MERS — Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome — jumps from camels to people.

Related: China reports sharp rise in cases of novel virus amid growing concerns of person-to-person transmission
The WHO has established a so-called emergency committee to advise Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on how to deal with the outbreak. The committee will be asked to decide whether it constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, or a PHEIC.

Declaring a PHEIC gives the WHO director-general powers to issue recommendations to other countries, such as urging them not to close borders or restrict trade with a country in the throes of an outbreak. Such measures are viewed as both unlikely to stop disease spread and very likely to discourage countries from being forthright about outbreaks.

However, recommendations from the WHO are only that — the global health agency does not have the authority to require countries to follow its directives. During the West African Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, for instance, most airlines stopped flights to the affected countries and many countries, including the United States, stopped issuing visas to nationals from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the main countries affected.

There are currently two PHEICs that are ongoing — the long-running Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the continued transmission of polio, long targeted for eradication.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/20/who-calls-for-emergency-meeting-on-new-virus-in-china-as-cases-spread-to-health-care-workers/


6 labs — in China (4), Thailand & Japan — have deposited 14 genetic sequences of #nCoV2019 viruses in databases other scientists can access. The world has known about this outbreak for 3 weeks. 
This is to be applauded. Source: @arambaut's analysis 

https://twitter.com/HelenBranswell/status/1219453375139524612

This is a brief report outlining some phylogenetic analysis of the initial genome sequences. It gives some preliminary findings for information purposes is not intended for publication as an academic work. All the data used here is provided by the laboratories listed below through NCBI or GISAID.

Available genome data
One annotated genome has been released on GenBank by Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center & School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/MN908947 190

This was the first genome released but it has been updated a few times as resequencing was performed, particularly focusing on the start and end of the genome. It is likely that this is a reliable genome sequence but there is insufficient epidemiological information for it to be useful here (there is no exact date of sample collection and it is unclear if the sample is from the same patient as one of the other genomes).

As of 19-Jan-2020, 13 other genome sequences have been released on to GISAID http://gisaid.org/ 42 originating from 6 different labs.

http://virological.org/t/preliminary-phylogenetic-analysis-of-11-ncov2019-genomes-2020-01-19/329


Another health worker in DRC has been infected with #Ebola, the 2nd such report in 2 days. Like yesterday, this person was vaccinated. No information on how long ago that happened. According to @WHO, this would be the 172nd HCW infection.
2 cases reported Sunday, no deaths.

5% of all the cases

167 HCW with 41 deaths 

https://twitter.com/HelenBranswell/status/1219419588691144706