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  • sharon sanders
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    Leaked Documents Show How China’s Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus


    As the coronavirus spread in China, the government stage-managed what appeared on the domestic internet to make the virus look less severe and the authorities more capable, according to thousands of leaked directives and other files.

    by Raymond Zhong, Paul Mozur and Aaron Krolik, The New York Times, and Jeff Kao, ProPublica

    Dec. 19, 5 a.m. EST

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    The CAC’s coronavirus controls began in the first week of January. An agency directive ordered news websites to use only government-published material and not to draw any parallels with the deadly SARS outbreak in China and elsewhere that began in 2002, even as the World Health Organization was noting the similarities.

    At the start of February, a high-level meeting led by Xi called for tighter management of digital media, and the CAC’s offices across the country swung into action. A directive in Zhejiang Province, whose capital is Hangzhou, said the agency should not only control the message within China, but also seek to “actively influence international opinion.”

    Agency workers began receiving links to virus-related articles that they were to promote on local news aggregators and social media. Directives specified which links should be featured on news sites’ home screens, how many hours they should remain online and even which headlines should appear in boldface.

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    https://www.propublica.org/article/l...he-coronavirus

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  • sharon sanders
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    China - The Wuhan files Leaked documents reveal China's mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19 - November 30, 2020

    Today, 10:40 PM

    The Wuhan files

    Leaked documents reveal China's mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19


    Exclusive by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

    Updated 7:05 PM ET, Mon November 30, 2020


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    That same day, Chinese authorities reported 2,478 new confirmed cases -- raising the total global number to more than 40,000, with fewer than 400 cases occurring outside of mainland China. Yet CNN can now reveal how official documents circulated internally show that this was only part of the picture.

    In a report marked "internal document, please keep confidential," local health authorities in the province of Hubei, where the virus was first detected, list a total of 5,918 newly detected cases on February 10, more than double the official public number of confirmed cases, breaking down the total into a variety of subcategories. This larger figure was never fully revealed at that time, as China's accounting system seemed, in the tumult of the early weeks of the pandemic, to downplay the severity of the outbreak.

    The previously undisclosed figure is among a string of revelations contained within 117 pages of leaked documents from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, shared with and verified by CNN.

    Taken together, the documents amount to the most significant leak from inside China since the beginning of the pandemic and provide the first clear window into what local authorities knew internally and when.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/30/asia/..._medium=social

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  • gsgs
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    http://www.rfi.fr/cn/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B...9%9C%B2?ref=tw

    The initial Wuhan coronavirus test was released on December 27: it was a sample of alveolar lavage fluid from a 65-year-old
    man who was hospitalized on December 15 at Wuhan Central Hospital.
    ...
    The Guangzhou Weiyuan Gene Laboratory assembled a nearly complete viral genome sequence that day, and the data was also
    shared with the Institute of Pathogens of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. "You can basically confirm that there is a
    new virus similar to Bat SARS like coronavirus in the patient's sample."


    https://wuhanmemo.com/


    --------------------------------------------
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/MT019529
    /isolation_source="bronchoalveolar lavage fluid"
    /host="Homo sapiens; male; age 65"
    /collection_date="23-Dec-2019"
    /collected_by="Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese
    Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical
    College"
    mutations : A3778G,A8388G,T8987A

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  • sharon sanders
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    I wanted to add this screen shot from the wayback machine internet archive verifying the time and date of our first post:


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  • sharon sanders
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    Moderators - This thread is closed now.

    Please post to this thread:

    China: 2019nCov - Outbreak News and Information Week 5 (January 26 - February 1, 2020)

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  • Readymom
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    Confirmed:
    Originally posted by penguinsix View Post
    Social media reports say Shantou, a city of 5 million in the southern coast of China will go on full lockdown. No one allowed out, no one allowed in. Two confirmed cases there. First city outside of Hubei province to lockdown.


    A city 1000km from Wuhan just declared a full lockdown


    https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/a-c...kdown-20200126


    (SNIP) .... The city of Shantou on the southern coast of China in Guangdong province has announced it will be the first outside of Hubei province to go on lockdown.

    That means no individual, vehicle or boat will be allowed to entering the city beginning on January 27. What's different here is that Hubei cities are preventing people from leaving; in Shantou, they're baring them from entering.


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  • Pathfinder
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    When will the new pneumonia epidemic prevention and control be effective? -Virology experts talk about epidemic prevention and control

    2020-01-26 12 : 17 : 17Source : Xinhuanet
      
    Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 26th,

    Question: When will the new pneumonia epidemic prevention and control be effective? -Virology experts talk about epidemic prevention and control

      Xinhua News Agency reporter

      387 railway stations carried out temperature measurement and screening, increased epidemic prevention and control efforts in various places, and emergency deployment of various resources to support Wuhan ... In the Spring Festival holiday of the Gengzi year, a new coronavirus-infected pneumonia epidemic prevention campaign has begun. It is not difficult to prevent and control. When the prevention and control measures take effect, it has become a hot issue that people care about.

      "Controlling the entry and exit of Wuhan personnel and less public access are good social measures." Wen Yumei, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a professor of the Ministry of Education / Fujian Health and Medical Committee Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology of Fudan University believes that it is adopted in the general population. After certain measures are taken, the epidemic situation should be able to be controlled step by step, and it needs a process. The number of confirmed cases now is because some people have been infected more than twenty days ago, and the measures now taken are to prevent possible secondary or tertiary infections in the future. Therefore, in general, the spread of the epidemic will decrease after about 20 days.

      "Not everyone will be infected, and a small number of people will be infected." Wen Yumei said that the current measures will see results in more than 20 days, and I believe that the epidemic will be well controlled by then. During the epidemic of disease, the human body will inevitably produce immunity against the microorganism, the immune capacity of the population will increase, and the epidemic will eventually end.

      Disease control and medical experts believe that as long as scientific control and accurate policy implementation, epidemic prevention and control will definitely be won. However, experts admit that there is a certain degree of difficulty in prevention and control, and the enemy cannot be underestimated.

      Li Taisheng, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, has been involved in the prevention and control of SARS since January 2003, and has a good understanding of coronavirus. In his view, pneumonitis infected by the new coronavirus does not progress as quickly as SARS. "The average incubation period of SARS virus is 6 days, while the new coronavirus is 9 days, which makes it very difficult to prevent and control."

      Li Taisheng said, according to common sense, the shorter the incubation period of a virus, the stronger its virulence and the greater the number of pathogens. However, according to the data released now, the severity of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus is not at all lower than that of SARS, which is very unusual.

      Cao Wei, deputy director of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, believes that from the case spread outside Hubei Province, the mortality rate of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus infection is lower than that of SARS, with a large proportion of mild patients. Since there are no typical symptoms during the incubation period and it is contagious, it brings certain difficulties to prevention and control.

      Joint prevention and control is not only a matter for government departments and medical and scientific research institutions. Everyone's participation is the real "joint prevention and control." In a few days, the return passenger flow for the Spring Festival is coming. The large-scale movement of personnel has put forward new requirements for prevention and control.

      Experts suggest that those who come back from Wuhan or have come in contact with Wuhan returnees should be isolated. Avoid contact with others during quarantine to prevent spreading the virus to family, colleagues, and friends.

      Professor Bai Chunxue of the Shanghai Institute of Respiratory Diseases and the Institute of Respiratory Diseases of Fudan University believes that "isolation" and "keep away" are also keywords for the prevention of infection with the new coronavirus. "If a virus carrier has two weeks without contact with other people, the threat posed by the virus will disappear a lot."

      In his view, "isolation" and "away" should be done: not to go to the epidemic area; not to contact the people in the epidemic area, or even relatives who have been in contact with it; keep a distance with others, and it is best to wear a mask 3 meters away Above; avoid any social activities where possible.

      Panic does not help defeat the disease. Wen Yumei said that it is necessary to face the epidemic scientifically and calmly, and take personal protection. "Do n’t think that your body is fine, do n’t wear a mask." At the same time, you do n’t need to panic too much. Coronaviruses have flooded into medical institutions, which not only caused an excessive medical burden, but also increased the possibility of cross-infection. "Severely ill patients often have other diseases of their own, and their immune function is abnormal. Most infected people have normal immune function and will gradually recover." (Reporter Tian Xiaohang, Wang Bingyang, Wen Jinghua, Qu Ting)

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/20...1125503234.htm

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  • penguinsix
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    Global Times, Chinese English language, government sponsored media, is reporting authorities are now publishing transportation details of known virus patients in attempt to contact trace other patients.

    https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/...341410305?s=21
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  • Readymom
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    Originally posted by penguinsix View Post
    Social media reports say Shantou, a city of 5 million in the southern coast of China will go on full lockdown. No one allowed out, no one allowed in. Two confirmed cases there. First city outside of Hubei province to lockdown.
    A city of FIVE million ... TWO are confirmed and it goes into lockdown! Tell me again why we're wondering about what's REALLY going on over there. How many are sick, then, to make them do this.

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  • penguinsix
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    Social media reports say Shantou, a city of 5 million in the southern coast of China will go on full lockdown. No one allowed out, no one allowed in. Two confirmed cases there. First city outside of Hubei province to lockdown.

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  • penguinsix
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    Media reports that Tianjin (population 15 million) joins Beijing in banning long distance bus service. Also unconfirmed reports Tianjin issues emergency recall order for government emergency service personnel on Chinese New Year holiday to return to work.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/ne...005954772.html

    https://twitter.com/bnodesk/status/1...995487745?s=21

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  • sharon sanders
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    Government report:

    Update on pneumonia of new coronavirus infection as of 24:00 on January 25

    Release time: 2020-01-26Source : Health Emergency Office
      At 04:00 on January 25, 2020, 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 688 new confirmed cases, 87 new severe cases, and 15 new deaths (13 in Hubei Province and 1 in Shanghai). 1 case in Henan Province), 11 new cases were cured and discharged, and 1309 new cases were suspected.

      As of 24:00 on January 25th, the National Health Commission had received a total of 1975 confirmed cases in 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and 324 severe cases. A total of 56 deaths and 49 cases were cured and discharged. There are 2684 suspected cases.

      At present, 23,431 close contacts have been tracked, 325 medical observations have been lifted on the same day, and 21,556 people are currently undergoing medical observations.
      A total of 5 confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 5 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2 in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 3 in Taiwan.
      In addition, a total of confirmed cases notified abroad: 4 cases in Thailand (2 cases have been cured), 2 cases in Japan (1 case has been cured), 2 cases in Korea, 2 cases in the United States, 2 cases in Vietnam, 3 cases in Singapore, and 3 cases in Malaysia One case was in Nepal, three in France, and one in Australia.

    http://www.nhc.gov.cn/yjb/s7860/2020...02fe517c.shtml

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/26/679551.html

    Translated:

    975 New Coronavirus Pneumonia Cases Diagnosed in China, 56 Deaths

    Beijing News Express According to the official website of the National Health and Medical Commission, at 04:00 on January 25, 2020, 29 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) reported 688 new confirmed cases, 87 new severe cases, and new deaths. In 15 cases (13 in Hubei Province, 1 in Shanghai, and 1 in Henan Province), 11 new cases were cured and discharged, and 1309 were suspected cases.


    As of 24:00 on January 25th, the National Health Commission had received a total of 1975 confirmed cases in 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and 324 severe cases. A total of 56 deaths and 49 discharged patients were cured. There are 2684 suspected cases.


    At present, 23,431 close contacts have been tracked, 325 medical observations have been lifted on the same day, and 21,556 people are currently undergoing medical observations.

    A total of 5 confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 5 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2 in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 3 in Taiwan.

    In addition, a total of confirmed cases were reported abroad: 4 in Thailand, 2 in Japan, 2 in South Korea, 2 in the United States, 2 in Vietnam, 3 in Singapore, 3 in Malaysia, 1 in Nepal, 3 in France, and 1 in Australia.



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    Source: National Health and Medical Commission official website

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2020/01-26/9069811.shtml

    Translated:

    China News Network
    18 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in Fujian
    Wuyishan, Gulangyu and other scenic spots closed
    January 26, 2020 08:18 Source: China News Network

    Langzhong New Network, Fuzhou, January 26 (Reporter Long Min) On the 25th, Fujian Province again reported 8 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by imported new coronavirus infection, and 18 new suspected cases of imported new coronavirus infection. As of 10:00 on January 25, Fujian Province has reported 18 confirmed pneumonia cases of imported new coronavirus infection and 20 suspected pneumonia cases of imported new coronavirus infection.

    Among the 18 confirmed cases of imported pneumococcal infection, 6 were from Fuzhou (1 from Lianjiang County, 1 from Yongtai County, 1 from Minqing County, 1 from Luoyuan County, 1 from Minhou County, and Ningde). 1 in Gutian County, Xiamen), 3 in Xiamen (1 in Shishi, Quanzhou, 2 in Wuhan, Hubei), 3 in Zhangzhou (1 in Wucheng District, 1 in Longwen District, 1 in Lu'an County), Quanzhou 3 cases (1 case in Luojiang District, 1 case in Anxi County, 1 case in Shishi City), 1 case in Sanming City (Sanyuan District), 2 cases in Ningde City (1 case in Xiapu County, 1 case in Fuan City), no deaths .

    Among 20 suspected cases of pneumonia imported with new coronavirus infection, 9 were from Fuzhou City (1 from Cangshan District, 1 from Jinan District, 2 from Yongtai County, 2 from Minqing County, 1 from Minhou County, and Fuqing City). 1 case, 1 case in Wuhan City, Hubei Province), 3 cases in Xiamen City (1 case in Changsha City, Hunan Province, 2 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province), 1 case in Zhangzhou City (Yunxiao County), 1 case in Quanzhou City (Jinjiang City), Sanming There were 4 cases in the city (1 case in Sanyuan District, 1 case in Ninghua County, 2 cases in Yongan City) and 2 cases in Ningde City (1 case in Jiaocheng District and 1 case in Xiapu County).

    官方 Fujian official said that the patient is generally stable and is undergoing isolation treatment. 400 close contacts are receiving medical observation.

    On the evening of the 24th, Fujian Province launched a first-level response mechanism for major public health emergencies.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2020/01/26/679547.html

    Translated:

    2020-01-26 08:27:22 Beijing News
    12 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection in Shandong


    Beijing News Express According to the WeChat public account of the Shandong Health and Health Committee, January 12th, 24:00, January 25, 2020, Shandong Province reported 12 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection, of which one was reported in Zibo Confirmed cases: Weifang, Weihai, and Rizhao each added 1 confirmed case, Jining and Dezhou each added 2 confirmed cases, and Linyi City added 4 confirmed cases.


    There are currently 11 suspected cases, including 4 in Qingdao, 1 in Yantai, 3 in Weihai, 1 in Dezhou, 1 in Liaocheng, and 1 in Heze.


    As of 24:00 on January 25, Shandong Province had reported 39 confirmed cases of pneumonitis with new coronavirus infection, of which: 3 in Jinan, 6 in Qingdao, 1 in Zibo, 2 in Yantai, 2 in Weifang, There were 4 cases in Jining, 4 in Weihai, 4 in Rizhao, 7 in Linyi, 3 in Dezhou, 1 in Liaocheng, 1 in Binzhou, and 1 in Heze.


    At present, 1,017 close contacts have been traced, 3 have been released from medical observation, and 1014 are still undergoing medical observation.


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    Source: WeChat public account of Shandong Health Commission

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