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SHOCKING!! The First USA Coronavirus Victims Family Members Speak Out! @ 00:32:00
I really wish the Chinese government might of stepped up and told us a little earlier what was going on over there in Hunan [sic] I heard through the grape vine, in the news, that they're taking their time in disclosing that. And I think that's pretty wrong of any government, anybody to do. The should let people know as fast as possible, because this thing has traveled so fast. It's unblievable.

Gah Bless Merica touring the twitterverse this week

by Cat on Fri Mar 6th, 2020 at 11:41:50 PM EST
According to WHO and other public health organizations China has been forthright about Covid-19.

Americans don't "do" Reality very well.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Mar 7th, 2020 at 07:45:49 PM EST
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"It probably cost the world community two months to respond and those two months, if we'd had those (and) been able to sequence [before 13 Jan ?!] the virus and had the cooperation necessary from the Chinese, had a WHO (World Health Organization) team been on the ground, had a CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) team, which we had offered, been on the ground [!], I think we could have dramatically curtailed what happened both in China and what's now happening across the world," O'Brien said in a think tank appearance.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Mar 11th, 2020 at 08:54:57 PM EST
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Trump announces 30-day suspension of travel from Europe
In a rare address from the Oval Office, Trump said the European Union had "failed to take the same precautions" as the U.S. had implemented to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The United Kingdom will not be included in the travel ban with the continent.
by Cat on Thu Mar 12th, 2020 at 02:19:13 AM EST
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APsplainin Trump officials emphasize that coronavirus `Made in China'
Chinese health officials informed the WHO about the new virus on Dec. 31. By Jan. 8, it had been identified as a new coronavirus, a large family that causes the common cold and more serious illnesses including SARS, which also began in China. By Jan. 12, Chinese scientists had sequenced the virus' genetic makeup and shared it with WHO [and ncbi.nlm.nih.gov], drawing praise for their transparency and swift action.

O'Brien is right, however, in noting some missteps [?] in China.

The local Wuhan heath commission reported no new cases from Jan. 5-10 and again from Jan. 12-16. China's Lunar New Year rush -- the world's largest annual human migration -- began to get underway, with millions of people passing through Wuhan, a major transit hub.
O'Brien said that if experts would have had those two months weeks to get ahead of the spread of the virus, "I think we [?!] could have dramatically curtailed what happened both in China and what's now happening across the world." ... officials with the Wuhan health commission told doctors they were not allowed to report about the new virus, letting patients wander around freely instead of being isolated.

The Lockdown: One month in Wuhan, A/V docFeature: Despite COVID-19, BRI projects continue in Europe
by Cat on Thu Mar 12th, 2020 at 06:03:20 AM EST
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