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Several EU countries ordered rapid CV-19 tests from Chinese companies. They discovered that the tests are accurate 20%-30% of the time! If China is using this to screen folks, their numbers are just crap. :doah:

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It was reported in the news that the US rejected the Chinese test equipment since its accuracy was so low.

Meanwhile ... a look at the past:

1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say

Chinese laborers transported across Canada thought to be source.

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/1/140123-spanish-flu-1918-china-origins-pandemic-science-health/

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'Talk like Doraemon': Malaysian ministry issues tips for wives during COVID-19 movement control order

KUALA LUMPUR: Married women in Malaysia were briefly issued a set of recommendations on how to manage their households and husbands during the movement control order, including speaking in "Doraemon's voice" and giggling coyly. 

The Women and Family Ministry on Monday (Mar 30) posted several tips on social media on how to avoid domestic arguments between husband and wife.

The posts, made public on both Facebook and Instagram, were taken down a day later. 

“If you see your husband carry out a task in a manner that clashes with your own method, avoid nagging,” the ministry said in a since-deleted infographic.

In a separate image, the ministry said wives should instead use “humorous” words and phrases such as “this is the proper way to hang the clothes for drying, my dear (cara sidai baju macam ni lah sayangku)”.

The ministry also recommended that women should “mimic the tone of Doraemon” and follow their statements with a coy and feminine laugh. 
 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/coronavirus-malaysia-ministry-tips-wives-nagging-doraemon-mco-12593708

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4 hours ago, Flashermac said:

It was reported in the news that the US rejected the Chinese test equipment since its accuracy was so low.

 

 

 

Unfortunately they also rejected the tests that were offered by the WHO and preferred the US system til it came out that is has been  inaccurate so that they finally had to go for the WHO support.

The Corona thing has been so  badly managed by the US authorities that now numerous health workers and citizens have to suffer from their ignorance. A light in the darkness is Dr Fauci whose nervous system should soon collapse under the weight of the daily Trump-bullshit.

 

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53 minutes ago, buffalo_bill said:

. A light in the darkness is Dr Fauci whose nervous system should soon collapse under the weight of the daily Trump-bullshit.

yes and without saying anything that'll get him fired he's painted a very dark picture 

gentle folk, the gene pool is about to shrink

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China may have prevented 95% of virus cases if it enacted measures after silenced whistleblower’s warning

China could have prevented 95 per cent of coronavirus infections if its measures to contain the outbreak had begun three weeks earlier, research from the University of Southampton suggests. However, China only took vigorous action in late January – weeks after police silenced a doctor for trying to raise the alarm.

First detected in Hubei, more than 146,000 people globally have now been infected with Covid-19, whilst over 5,500 have died from the SARS-like disease.

The study published this week by population mapping group WorldPop measured the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical interventions. The researchers examined how China isolated ill persons, quarantined exposed individuals, conducted contract tracing, restricted travel, closed schools and workplaces, and cancelled mass gatherings.

The analysis – which has yet to be peer-reviewed – found that early case detection and contact reduction were effective in controlling the virus and combined measures can reduce transmission. They can also delay the timing and reduce the size of the epidemic’s peak, and thus buy time for healthcare preparations and drugs research.

Coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 66 per cent if the measures were taken a week earlier, the study suggested, or by 86 per cent if action began two weeks earlier. If action was taken three weeks later, then the situation could have worsened 18-fold.

Dr Li Wenliang

Most efforts to tackle the outbreak took place in late January, weeks after Wuhan ophthalmologist Dr Li Wenliang tried to warn about the mystery disease on December 30. He was among eight people who were punished by police on January 1 for spreading “rumours” about the virus.

The Public Security Bureau made Li sign a letter stating that he had made “false comments” and had “severely disturbed the social order.” He died last month of the disease, aged 34, prompting widespread outrage in China.

According to the New York Times, China also ignored offers of help in January from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Pandemic 

With the virus now classed as a global pandemic, the University of Southampton researchers concluded that social distancing measures should continue for the next few months and China’s approach should be adopted elsewhere as early as possible.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2020/03/14/china-may-prevented-95-virus-cases-acted-silenced-whistleblowers-warning/

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