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Wuhan Virus Update, February 15, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , on February 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

February 15, 2020: China continues to try and manage the spread of the Wuhan Corona virus.

China food Getty

Food supplies are starting to become an issue. Grocery stores are running out of food. The government is shipping truck loads of food into Wuhan and other quarantined cities. Despite government orders, people are stocking up and preparing for the long hall. Costs of food are going up due to shortages.

Demographers and disease modelers are becoming increasingly suspicious of the data coming out of China.

The MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (CGIDA) in London estimates the mortality rate for the Wuhan virus is about 1%. China is currently reporting 67,000+ infected with 1,527 deaths. Math suggests the number of infected should be close to 150,000 infected instead.

Professor Neil Ferguson, Director of The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) made the following observations. The number of people infected is doubling approximately every 5 days. There are possibly 50,000 new infections every day in China. The virus is projected to grow over the next month (mid March) with a possible peak at that time locally in the Wuhan area. The peak for the remainder of China is expected to be another month later (mid April). For Professor Ferguson’s complete comments, see the YouTube link below.

 

Other disease modelers estimate the number of cases may ultimately range from 550,000 to 4,400,000. The link below discusses the issue with leading modelers from Los Alamos National Lab, Northeastern University, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/14/disease-modelers-see-future-of-covid-19/

Here is the latest from headlines from around the globe.

  • 67,000+ infected world wide
  • 1,527 deaths reported
  • 500 million people on lock down in China
  • Beijing imposes 14 day quarantine for people returning to the city
  • First case reported in Africa in Egypt
  • United States military is preparing for pandemic
  • Vietnam has closed its border with China
  • Russia has closed its border with China

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Wuhan Virus Update, February 7, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy with tags , , on February 7, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

February 7, 2020: China has stepped up their efforts to slow the spread of the Wuhan Virus. Any person suspected to have the virus has been collected and quarantined. Any person with a temperature, has been captured and quarantined. Government officials are going door to door to look for possible infected people. China is using drones mounted with thermal cameras to detect people with a fever. The Chinese government has declared the situation a “wartime condition”.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7977649/China-orders-Wuhan-round-suspected-coronavirus-patients-quarantine-camps.html

China’s Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called for a “people’s war” on the virus. For those who refuse to participate, they risk being “nailed onto the pillar of historical shame forever.”

China is looking to convert hotels and empty factories into temporary hospitals and “quarantine stations”.

For the latest data, check out this interactive website from Johns Hopkins.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

  • 34,679 infected world wide.
  • 720 deaths (2% of cases)
  • 2,038 recoveries
  • Cases reported in at least 29 countries
  • Experts outside of China estimate 100,000 to 350,000 infected

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated this is not a pandemic. The WHO defines a pandemic as “worldwide spread of a new disease”.

“Currently we are not in a pandemic. We are at the phase where it is an epidemic with multiple foci, and we try to extinguish the transmission in each of these foci,” Dr. Sylvie Briand, WHO Head Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness.

Apparently, these other cases outside of China are a “spillover”…

For more details, pictures, and embedded videos, click on the link below from UK’s Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7977649/China-orders-Wuhan-round-suspected-coronavirus-patients-quarantine-camps.html

Caribbean Earthquake, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Earthquakes/Volcanoes with tags , on January 29, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences.

January 28, 2020: Today on planet earth we have all of the above, earthquakes, famines, and pestilences.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the open waters of Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba this afternoon.

A tsunami warning was issued and later cancelled. Damaging waves were not indicated. Death and injuries have not been reported.

Later in the day, a 6.1 aftershock was reported.

Graphic: USGS

All the while, the Wuhan Coronavirus continues to spread. There are now 7,711 cases and 170 deaths reported in China.

Wuhan Coronavirus Update, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Trend Update with tags , , , on January 26, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

January 26, 2020: Here is the latest update regarding the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Numbers and data are rapidly changing.

  • 17 Chinese cities quarantined
  • 54,000,000 quarantined
  • 80+ deaths
  • Countries affected: Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Macao, Nepal, and United States
  • 2,700+ cases confirmed by Chinese Government
  • 30,000+ in China currently being monitored
  • 5 confirmed cases in the United States (Arizona, Illinois, Washington, California)
  • Unconfirmed private reports from Chinese healthcare providers and medical experts estimate 90,000-100,000 infected
  • World Health Organization (WHO) has not declared global health emergency
  • WHO Director to travel and meet with officials in Beijing, China

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-announces-400-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-worldwide-total-to-1370-suspends-all-overseas-tour-groups-2020-01-25

For live, real time updates on news related to the coronavirus, see the link below from the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jan/27/coronavirus-china-death-toll-climbs-to-80-with-more-than-2700-cases-live-updates

The best way to slow, stop, and manage disease is with hand washing. Wash your hands!!! Keep you hands clean!!!

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Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

Our current generation is definitely living in a time of people running to and fro. Humanity is able to quickly travel from continent to continent with airplanes. We can get from region to region by train, bus, and car.

Another translation for “increase” is multiply per Strong’s Concordance. Knowledge has and continues to multiply, but that does not mean mankind uses new found information wisely or skillfully.

We are watching firsthand how infection can rapidly spread around the globe.

So the big question remains… Is now the time of the end???

Wuhan Coronavirus Spreading Across Asia, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence with tags , , on January 22, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

January 22, 2020: The Chinese government has quarantined the entire city of Wuhan, China. Wuhan is a city of 11,000,000 people located about 400 miles west of Shanghai. According to Chinese health officials, 540 people have become infected and 17 have died.

This does make one wonder. Why quarantine an entire city of 11 million if only 540 have been infected? The military and law enforcement logistics required to block off a city of this size is a significant civil undertaking. This would be the equivalent of closing off New York City. What are Chinese officials not telling the rest of the world?

The chart below provides content from earlier in the day of Wednesday, 1/22/2020.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/

Coronavirus is an airborne virus spread in a similar way to colds and the flu. The virus attacks the respiratory system causing lung lesions.

Symptoms include: runny nose, headache, cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills and body aches.

It is incredibly contagious and is spread through contact with anything the virus is on as well as infected breath, coughs or sneezes.

In most cases, you won’t know whether you have a coronavirus or a different cold-causing virus, such as rhinovirus.

If coronavirus spreads into the lower respiratory tract, it can cause pneumonia in older people. Other populations include those with heart disease or weakened immune systems.

Currently, there is no vaccine for coronavirus.

For more details on the story, see the link below from The Sun out of England.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10784540/coronavirus-death-toll-wuhan-china/

The World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to declare a global outbreak but is monitoring the situation closely.

For complete details of the WHO statement, see the link below.

https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-statement-on-ihr-emergency-committee-on-novel-coronavirus

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