Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Coronavirus Cases Are Covered Up, Huge Jump in Cases
Cambodian children wait for medical care in Phnom Penh. The death toll in China from coronavirus has soared overnight to pass 1,300 cases. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Share prices across Asia Pacific are showing little sign of stress today despite the alarming jump in new Covid-19 cases in China.
Australia’s ASX200 has soared to a record high this morning, climbing by 0.2% to 7,100 points, although it has come down a bit from earlier highs. In Tokyo, the Nikkei is flat and the Kospi index is up 0.37% in Seoul.
However, safe havens such as the Japanese yen and gold rose in response to the news from China. The yen last traded at 109.91 per dollar while gold rose 0.3% to $1,570.30 per ounce. The Australian dollar, a proxy for the Chinese economy, fell 0.2% to US67.25c.
I mentioned earlier that Hubei authorities had begun including cases diagnosed through new clinical methods from Thursday in its daily figures
Reuters is reporting that Chinese state media said last week that Hubei would start recognising computerised tomography (CT) scan results as confirmation of infections, allowing hospitals to isolate patients more quickly.
The total number of confirmed patients in China is just under 60,000.
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We have confirmation now that the latest person to be diagnosed with the virus in the US (bringing the US total to 14), was an evacuee from Wuhan.
The patient was among 232 individuals who had been placed under quarantine at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar after being airlifted from Wuhan.
A previous case of coronavirus was documented a few days earlier among the same group of evacuee.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said it appeared that the two San Diego patients were separately exposed to the virus in China before arriving in the United States. The two arrived on different planes and were housed in separate facilities.
First up let’s have a look at the massive jump in reported new cases of coronavirus.
Nearly 15,000 new cases have been reported in a 24-hour period, taking the total number of cases to just under 60,000.
To get an idea of the significance of this, the figure for confirmed new cases for Wednesday was 2,015.
The Hubei health commission noted that it had begun including cases diagnosed through new clinical methods from Thursday.
You may know that there has been a lot of debate in the media in recent days about a change in the way of counting figures by the National Health Commission.
There was a suggestion that from 7 February, people who had tested positive but showed no symptoms, were not counted as confirmed cases. It has been very difficult to pin down the exact changes, and I’ll try to do that today.
But from my reading, it’s likely that this huge jump in new confirmed cases reflects an adjustment of calculations, rather than a massively steep increase in actual new cases. I’ll keep updating you on this as we get more information on it.