Coronavirus Declared Global Emergency

Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

30 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations to other countries, took place on Thursday, 30 January 2020, from 13:30 to 18:35 Geneva time (CEST). The Committee’s role is to give advice to the Director-General, who makes the final decision on the determination of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The Committee also provides public health advice or suggests formal Temporary Recommendations as appropriate.

Proceedings of the meeting

Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee were convened by teleconference.

The Director-General welcomed the Committee and thanked them for their support. He turned the meeting over to the Chair, Professor Didier Houssin.

Professor Houssin also welcomed the Committee and gave the floor to the Secretariat.

A representative of the department of Compliance, Risk management, and Ethics briefed the Committee members on their roles and responsibilities.

Committee members were reminded of their duty of confidentiality and their responsibility to disclose personal, financial, or professional connections that might be seen to constitute a conflict of interest. Each member who was present was surveyed and no conflicts of interest were judged to be relevant to the meeting. There were no changes since the previous meeting.

The Chair then reviewed the agenda for the meeting and introduced the presenters.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China reported on the current situation and the public health measures being taken. There are now 7711 confirmed and 12167 suspected cases throughout the country. Of the confirmed cases, 1370 are severe and 170 people have died. 124 people have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

The WHO Secretariat provided an overview of the situation in other countries. There are now 82 cases in 18 countries. Of these, only 7 had no history of travel in China. There has been human-to-human transmission in 3 countries outside China. One of these cases is severe and there have been no deaths.

At its first meeting, the Committee expressed divergent views on whether this event constitutes a PHEIC or not. At that time, the advice was that the event did not constitute a PHEIC, but the Committee members agreed on the urgency of the situation and suggested that the Committee should continue its meeting on the next day, when it reached the same conclusion.

This second meeting takes place in view of significant increases in numbers of cases and additional countries reporting confirmed cases.

Conclusions and advice

The Committee welcomed the leadership and political commitment of the very highest levels of Chinese government authorities, their commitment to transparency, and the efforts made to investigate and contain the current outbreak. China quickly identified the virus and shared its sequence, so that other countries could diagnose it quickly and protect themselves, which has resulted in the rapid development of diagnostic tools.

The very strong measures the country has taken include daily contact with WHO and comprehensive multi-sectoral approaches to prevent further spread. It has also taken public health measures in other cities and provinces; is conducting studies on the severity and transmissibility of the virus and sharing data and biological material. The country has also agreed to work with other countries who need their support. The measures China has taken are good not only for that country but also for the rest of the world.

The Committee acknowledged the leading role of WHO and its partners.

The Committee also acknowledged that there are still many unknowns, cases have now been reported in five WHO regions in one month, and human-to-human transmission has occurred outside Wuhan and outside China.

The Committee believes that it is still possible to interrupt virus spread, provided that countries put in place strong measures to detect disease early, isolate and treat cases, trace contacts, and promote social distancing measures commensurate with the risk. It is important to note that as the situation continues to evolve, so will the strategic goals and measures to prevent and reduce spread of the infection. The Committee agreed that the outbreak now meets the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and proposed the following advice to be issued as Temporary Recommendations.

The Committee emphasized that the declaration of a PHEIC should be seen in the spirit of support and appreciation for China, its people, and the actions China has taken on the frontlines of this outbreak, with transparency, and, it is to be hoped, with success. In line with the need for global solidarity, the committee felt that a global coordinated effort is needed to enhance preparedness in other regions of the world that may need additional support for that.

Advice to WHO

The Committee welcomed a forthcoming WHO multidisciplinary technical mission to China, including national experts. The mission should review and support efforts to investigate the animal source of the outbreak, the clinical spectrum of the disease and its severity, the extent of human-to-human transmission in the community and in healthcare facilities, and efforts to control the outbreak. This mission will provide information to the international community to aid in understanding the situation and its impact and enable sharing of experience and successful measures.

The Committee wished to re-emphasize the importance of studying the possible source, to rule out ongoing hidden transmission.

The Committee also emphasized the need for enhanced surveillance in regions outside Hubei, including pathogen genomic sequencing, to understand whether local cycles of transmission are occurring.

The Committee would welcome strong leadership to engage in the discussion about proportionality in control measures, particularly with regard to potentially damaging travel and trade restrictions.

WHO should continue to use its networks of technical experts to assess how best this outbreak can be contained globally.

WHO should provide intensified support for preparation and response, especially in vulnerable countries and regions.

Measures to ensure rapid development and access to potential vaccines, diagnostics, antiviral medicines and other therapeutics for low- and middle-income countries should be developed.

WHO should continue to provide all necessary technical and operational support to respond to this outbreak, including with its extensive networks of partners and collaborating institutions, to implement a comprehensive risk communication strategy, and to allow for the advancement of research and scientific developments in relation to this novel coronavirus.

WHO should continue to explore the advisability of creating an intermediate level of alert between the binary possibilities of PHEIC or no PHEIC, in a way that does not require reopening negotiations on the text of the IHR (2005).

The Director-General declared that the outbreak of 2019-nCoV constitutes a PHEIC, accepted the Committee’s advice and issued this advice as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR (2005).

To the People’s Republic of China

Continue to:

  • Implement a comprehensive risk communication strategy to regularly inform the population on the evolution of the outbreak, the prevention and protection measures for the population, and the response measures taken for its containment.
  • Enhance rational public health measures for containment of the current outbreak.
  • Ensure the resilience of the health system and protect the health workforce.
  • Enhance surveillance and active case finding across China.
  • Collaborate with WHO and partners to conduct investigations to understand the epidemiology and the evolution of this outbreak and measures to contain it.
  • Share full data on all human cases.
  • Strengthen the efforts to identify a zoonotic source of the outbreak, and particularly the potential for ongoing circulation with WHO as soon as it becomes available.
  • Conduct exit screening at international airports and ports, with the aim of early detection of symptomatic travelers for further evaluation and treatment, while minimizing interference with international traffic.

To all countries

It is expected that further international exportation of cases may appear in any country. Thus, all countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of 2019-nCoV infection, and to share full data with WHO. Technical advice is available on the WHO website.

Countries are reminded that they are legally required to share information with WHO under the IHR (2005).

Countries should place particular emphasis on reducing human infection, prevention of secondary transmission and international spread, and contributing to the international response though multi-sectoral communication and collaboration and active participation in increasing knowledge on the virus and the disease, as well as advancing research.

The Committee acknowledged that, in general, evidence has shown that restricting the movement of people and goods during public health emergencies may be ineffective and may divert resources from other interventions. Further, restrictions may interrupt needed aid and technical support, may disrupt businesses, and may have negative effects on the economies of countries affected by the emergencies.

However, in certain specific circumstances, measures that restrict the movement of people may prove temporarily useful, such as in settings with limited response capacities and capabilities, or where there is high intensity of transmission among vulnerable populations.

In such situations, countries should perform risk and cost-benefit analyses before implementing such restrictions to assess whether the benefits would outweigh the drawbacks. Countries must inform WHO about any travel measures taken, as required by the IHR. Countries are cautioned against actions that promote stigma or discrimination, in line with the principles of Article 3 of the IHR.

The Committee asked the Director-General to provide further advice on these matters and, if necessary, to make new case-by-case recommendations, in view of this rapidly evolving situation.

To the global community

As this is a new coronavirus, and it has been previously shown that similar coronaviruses required substantial efforts to enable regular information sharing and research, the global community should continue to demonstrate solidarity and cooperation, in compliance with Article 44 of the IHR (2005), in supporting each other on the identification of the source of this new virus, its full potential for human-to-human transmission, preparedness for potential importation of cases, and research for developing necessary treatment.

Provide support to low- and middle-income countries to enable their response to this event, as well as to facilitate access to diagnostics, potential vaccines and therapeutics.

Under Article 43 of the IHR, States Parties implementing additional health measures that significantly interfere with international traffic (refusal of entry or departure of international travellers, baggage, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods, and the like, or their delay, for more than 24 hours) are obliged to send to WHO the public health rationale and justification within 48 hours of their implementation. WHO will review the justification and may request countries to reconsider their measures. WHO is required to share with other States Parties the information about measures and the justification received.

The Emergency Committee will be reconvened within three months or earlier, at the discretion of the Director-General.

The Director-General thanked the Committee for its work.

 

154 comments

  • Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120
    and Gag

    ” Gag protein of HIV is involved in host
    membrane binding, packaging of the virus and for the formation of virus-like particles. Gp120
    plays crucial role in recognizing the host cell by binding to the primary receptor CD4…”

    ” Conclusions
    Our analysis of the spike glycoprotein of 2019-nCoV revealed several interesting findings: First,
    we identified 4 unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike glycoprotein that are not present in any
    other coronavirus reported till date. To our surprise, all the 4 inserts in the 2019-nCoV mapped to short segments of amino acids in the HIV-1 gp120 and Gag among all annotated virus proteins in
    the NCBI database. This uncanny similarity of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to
    HIV-1 gp120 and Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous….”

    Any experts on BU wish to comment on this paper?

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  • ” The situation regarding the Barbadian students trapped in the coronavirus-hit Chinese city, Wuhan, is now compounded by a scarcity of food.”

    ” Alexandria and a friend, fellow Barbadian Jevon Hercules, are on lock-down in a Wuhan apartment.”

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/243740/securing-food-issue-students

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  • Will the Bajan students in Wuhan have to stay put or can the PRIME MINISTER use her influence to beg for a lift.

    The could be brought to Canada and quarantined with the Canadians at CFB Trenton.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/military-will-assist-chartered-plane-out-of-china-for-at-least-325-canadians-in-wuhan-1.4794181

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  • @ Silly Woman February 2, 2020 10:26 PM

    ” Are these blacks you refer to your parents, siblings, spouses, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews?”

    Do not be facetious. You clearly know better than that.

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  • A Confession On How Colonial Agents Infected Africans With AIDS in Mozambique & Other Nations
    By libertywritersafrica- September 6, 2019.

    Over the course of history, we have recorded tons of events that point to an undying plan and action of the various groups of people, to harm the Black man.

    The sad events of slavery, genocides, and suppression under colonialism, are enough facts to substantiate the above feelings.

    And while Africans are still neck-deep in the disastrous effects of their contact with the Caucasian man, they are constantly greeted with unforeseen plans and actions to eradicate/hurt them – plans and actions put together by other humans of this world.

    In a previous article, we wrote extensively on how HIV/AIDS was created in a laboratory outside Africa, and then introduced to the African population. We further went ahead to expose how the virus is as a diplomatic card by European and American nations who give foreign aid to African nations.

    The confession contained in this report has clearly shown that we were right about the intent of some people in this world to subdue and eliminate the African man. We can’t get tired of saying this, because it is happening before our eyes.

    The confession was made by a former member of the intelligence service which operated in and around Southern Africa during the apartheid era. His confessions were captured in a documentary titled “Cold Case Hammarskjöld”, and he boldly recounted how they purposefully spread the AIDS virus and other diseases, among the African population. His name is Alexander Jones, and he said that their main objective and mission was to eliminate as many Africans as possible.

    The documentary to his confession was first shown to a surprised audience in February of 2019, at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, America.

    Alexander was under the employ of the South African Institute for Marine Research (SAIMR), an undercover agent, which was responsible for arranging and staging coups and chaos across Africa around the 1970s and 1980s. Added to this mission to plant discord and cause chaos, was the HIV/AID inoculations.

    The SAIMR which Alexander worked for was connected to a South Africa’s biological and chemical warfare (CBW) programme, which was headed by Dr. Wouter Basson. The CBW program was later revealed to be an undercover drug testing and disease manufacturing agency used to harm Black south-Africans, by the racist and suppressive colonialists.

    The colonialists also set up a similar chemical and Biological warfare programme in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe). They focused on spreading cholera and other dangerous viruses and diseases.

    They continued these illegal inoculations and experiments on Blacks, up until the time of independence in Zimbabwe. At that time, the Rhodesian government, with Ian Smith as president, hurriedly and tactically removed the pieces of evidence of their crime by eliminating a lot of black people who they used for their illegal experiments.

    At the point this was happening, the Caucasian world was still making Africans believe that African ways were barbaric and that Africans should abandon their ways and follow the Caucasian man. And many Africans followed the religion and systems of the Caucasian man without asking questions – the same Caucasian man who was bent on infecting the people with diseases.

    The documentary was made by Mads Brügger (Danish) and Göran Björkdahl (Swedish) and truly sheds light on other atrocities that were committed by the colonialists in Africa.

    Alexander Jones said that the CIA and British intelligence were some of the major supporters and financiers of the bogus vaccinations by SAIMR to spread HIV/AIDS in Africa. In his words, he said that “We were at war. Black people in South Africa were the enemy.”

    He mentioned the name of their commander, Keith Maxwell, who was said to own a medical laboratory and clinic in the poor black neighborhoods of Johannesburg. Maxwell who had no medical qualifications wanted a county with white people as the majority, and he said that “the excesses of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s have no place in the post-Aids world”.

    In confirming why they did what they did, Alexander Jones said: “What easier way to get a guinea pig than you live in an Apartheid system? “Black people have got no rights; they need medical treatment. There is a white ‘philanthropist’ coming in and saying, ‘You know, I will open up these clinics and I will treat you.’ And meantime [he is] actually the wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

    To confirm the authenticity of Alexander’s confessions, a brother to one of the murdered employees of SAIMR featured in the documentary. His sister, Dagmar Feil, was a marine biologist, recruited by SAIMR.

    He gave an account of how his sister, Dagner was afraid for her life and approached him to confess. She asked him to accompany her to church to make amends with God. After some weeks she was killed in front of her house in Johannesburg, 1990. She was the fifth of her teammates to be murdered.

    The confession by Alexander Jones sparked a huge controversy after it was released, as many media houses did their best to call it a conspiracy theory, among other things.

    No matter what these media houses say, we think there is a lot of truth in the confession and our guts.

    What African nations and people must do now is to prevent the reoccurrence of such scenarios, even though there are still cases of drugs being tested and viruses being introduced to the African population.

    Some months back we published an article on how catholic doctors of Kenya discovered that the Tetanus vaccine by WHO was making women barren. The worst part about this whole thing is that we have irresponsible governments in Africa, who do not invest in research and investigations to really find out what the foreign organizations are giving to Africans in the name of vaccines.

    If we do not check the kind of vaccines and drugs that are being dumped in Africa today, we will have to live with the negative consequences for another generation. So we owe it to ourselves to be more conscious in our dealings with the outside world.

    https://libertywritersafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/A-Confession-On-How-Colonial-Agents-Infected-Africans-With-AIDS-in-Mozambique-and-Other-Nations.jpg?ez_cid=oxDBZi9yIP6pARWTYLTT8sXdFRIA3s1M6fOCdY0XLEQntTUVrPgn3xcZkq_ohLHy

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  • @ Silly Woman February 2, 2020 10:29 PM

    “Is less harmful or less hurtful if black people are denigrated by other black people?”

    Less. I see the point you are getting at. You alluded to hurt feelings in one of your postings above. One has to first accept that there is a problem, before one can fix it As I said before scientists deal in facts and not feelings. You need to toughen up and set an example for other feminist who are awaiting inspiration.

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  • @ akenatenI February 2, 2020 10:52 PM

    Could be natural or also could be man made. A lot of human DNA contain DNA of viral origins.

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  • South African paramilitary unit plotted to infect black population with Aids, former member claims
    Group said to have ‘spread the virus’ at the behest of Keith Maxwell, eccentric leader of the shadowy South African Institute of Maritime Research, who wanted a white majority country where ‘the excesses of the 1960s, 70s and 80s have no place in the post-Aids world’.

    Adam Lusher
    Sunday 27 January 2019

    A shadowy Apartheid-era South African paramilitary unit plotted to infect the continent’s black population with Aids, it has been claimed.

    An ex-member of the South African Institute of Maritime Research (SAIMR) said the group “spread the virus” at the behest of its eccentric leader Keith Maxwell, who wanted a white majority country where “the excesses of the 1960s, 70s and 80s have no place in the post-Aids world”.

    Speaking to the makers of the documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, former SAIMR intelligence officer Alexander Jones said Maxwell, who had few, if any medical qualifications, set himself up as a doctor treating poor, black South Africans.

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  • @akenatenI February 3, 2020 1:59 AM

    All the more reason why blacks should start getting more involved doing tough courses, Once it is known that blacks have the technical ability to retaliate in kind, any attempt at hostile bio-weapons use against them will not happen.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/02/02/caricom-ministers-of-health-to-meet-tomorrow/

    CARICOM ministers of health to meet tomorrow

    Barbados’ Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, expects that by the end of that meeting, a unified regional response to the global health emergency will emerge.

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  • @Silly Woman

    They should be a standing protocol in Caricom. We have had to manage SARs, Ebola and a few others.

    Minister Bostic made an interesting observation that at 2% the global mortality rate is less that other global pandemics. He wanted to point out Barbados based on the numbers will not be closing its borders and that areas to treat suspected cases/cases have been identified.

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  • @robert lucas February 3, 2020 1:03 AM Do not be facetious. You clearly know better than that.

    @ Silly Woman February 2, 2020 10:26 PM “” Are these blacks you refer to your parents, siblings, spouses, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews?”

    I am not being facetious at all. I was just wondering whether in your research you had discovered that it is only other black people’s kin who were silly etc. or whether your own kin were also the same. After all you are a scientist and I would not expect you to make a statement unless you had done rigorous scientific research.

    Of perhaps you are just being biased and racist?

    Scientists and other intelligent people have even been know to be biased and racist you know and have even beenknow to commit murder, including mass murder. These things I learned that in my lemonade sociology courses. Too often in life we lemonade people have to pull back you scientific types when you are about yoo do sh!te, or we have to send to you prison for life, or send you to hell.

    Reference: Dr. Josef Mengele focused on the genetic factors that result in a cleft lip and palate, or a cleft chin. His thesis on the subject earned him a CUM LAUDE doctorate in medicine (MD) from the University of Frankfurt in 1938
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele

    Reference: Dr. Harold Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was an English general practitioner and is believed to be THE MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER IN HISTORY. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of the murder of 15 patients under his care, with his total number of victims estimated to be around 250. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with the recommendation that he never be released.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Shipman

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  • https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-neurosurgeon-murder-charges-1.5233128
    Toronto neurosurgeon who murdered wife to face disciplinary charges

    And even as recently as 2016 this scientific type whom his former patients testified was extremely competent, one of the best in that country, perhaps even the best, “reasoned” that a wife whom he held in contempt would stay in a marriage for 40 or 50 years, that she would not divorce his sorry ass, that his children would be better off with no parents, that her parents would not report their daughter missing, that they would believe him when he said that she had run off with another man , that her colleagues would not miss her, that her patients would not miss her, that the police would not investigate, that he would not be arrested, that he would not be convicted, that he would not be imprisoned, that he would not be forbidden ever to practice medicine ever again,

    I put it to you Robert that you scientific types are no better that the rest of us.

    In fact I put it to you that you scientific types NEED US to make the world a better, sweeter, safer, more REASONABLE place.

    Cease maligning of those of us who have taken lemonade courses and have spent our lives doing lemodade work

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  • @David February 3, 2020 8:24 AM “Minister Bostic made an interesting observation that at 2% the global mortality rate is less that other global pandemics.”

    2% of the global population is still about 151 million EXTRA deaths of mothers and fathers over perhaps a two year period before this thing burns itself out.

    That is a vale of tears.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    Wow!! Simple Simon!

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  • Apart from the Spanish Flu and the Black Death, for which there are no accurate figures, pls name a single global pandemic which accounted for 2 per cent of the world population?

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  • “@Dr. Lucas

    The blog was updated with the WHO alert. Are you saying you do not agree with the escalation by the WHO?”

    These Illuminati staffed organisatons cannot be trusted. WHO speaks with a forked tongue .

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  • @Hal Austin February 3, 2020 12:03 PM “Apart from the Spanish Flu and the Black Death.”

    “The viruses than cause smallpox, influenza, hepatitis, measles, encephalitis, and viral pneumonia; the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, diphtheria, cholera, typhus, scarlet fever, and bacterial meningitis all were unknown in the Western Hemisphere [before Columbus came]. These maladies consumed Hispaniola’s indigenous population with stunning rapacity. The first recorded epidemic, perhaps due to swine flu, was in 1493. Smallpox entered in1518, it spread to Mexico, swept down Central America, and then continued into Peru, Bolivia, and Chile..Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries novel microorganisms spread across the Americas…from victim to victim KILLING THREE QUARTERS OR MORE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS HEMISPHERE…the Taino were [virtually] removed from the face of the earth though recent research hints that their DNA may survive in Dominicans [people of the Dominican Republic] who have African or European features.
    Source: 1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created / Charles C. Mann. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, N.Y. 2011

    This all happened AFTER the European/Eurasian Black Death, which in any event “only” killed about 25% of those populations. So often we are so quick to see things through Euro-centric eyes. The indigenous peoples of the Americas were FULLY HUMAN too, and in a couple of hundred years 3/4 of them died from novel viruses and bacteria. The remnants of those populations have never recovered, their cultures, their languages, their lands, their place in this “New World.”

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  • I wonder where Hal and others think that the indigenous populations of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Bartelemy, Saint Martin, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Anguilla, BVI, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, the USVI, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands went to?

    No they did not take ships or planes to England, the United States or Canada.

    They DIED from novel viruses and bacteria.

    This region was depopulated by novel viruses and bacteria beginning about 528 years ago and yet how soon we have forgotten.

    I think that Hal and the rest of understand that we are NOT the descendants of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. In all of these islands less than 1% of the indigenous peoples survive.

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  • I wonder where Hal and others think that the indigenous populations of ……..(Quote)
    I think that Hal and the rest of understand that we are NOT ……(Quote)

    I know you like the sound of my name, but how did I get in to your silly discussion?

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  • WELL WELL WELL… FROM FREEDOMS FIRST COMMENT ON THIS BLOG, “VIRUS OUTBREAK IS BIG DRAMA CREATED BY BIG PHARMA AND THE MEDIA IS BEING USED TO CREATE FEAR AND SEND PEOPLE RUNNING FOR VAZ-ZEENES TO BE “PROTECTED”……… CONNECT THE $$$$$.

    SECONDLY “EMERGING VIRUSES: AIDS AND EBOLA: NATURE, ACCIDENT OR INTENTIONAL?”

    Bloomberg News
    January 26, 2020,

    CHINA NAMES HIV DRUGS IN TREATMENT PLAN FOR NEW VIRUS

    China is using AbbVie Inc’s HIV drugs as an ad-hoc treatment for pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus while the global search for a cure continues.

    The Beijing branch of China’s National Health Commission said that a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, sold under the brand name Kaletra by AbbVie, is part of its latest treatment plan for patients infected by the virus.

    The NHC said that while there is not yet any effective anti-viral drug, it recommends patients are given two lopinavir and ritonavir tablets twice a day and a dose of alpha-interpheron through nebulization twice daily.

    Medical journal Lancet said on Friday that a clinical trial is under way using ritonavir and lopinavir to treat cases of the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention will start developing a vaccine, according to the Global Times.

    Wang Guangfa, a respiratory expert at Peking University First Hospital in Beijing who was infected by the virus after visiting Wuhan to inspect to coronavirus patients, told China News Week earlier this week that his doctor recommended HE TAKE THE HIV DRUGS TO FIGHT THE NEW VIRUS AND THEY WORKED ON HIM.

    LISTEN TO DR. LEONARD HOROWITZ IN THE VIDEO PROVIDED AS HE EXPLAINS THE ORIGINS OF EMERGING AIDS AND EBOLA VIRUSES…

    https://s2.dmcdn.net/v/Ft7WZ1NKd3MIc491w/x1080

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  • HERE DR. LEONARD HOROWITZ IN THE VIDEO PROVIDED AS HE EXPLAINS THE ORIGINS OF EMERGING AIDS AND EBOLA VIRUSES…

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  • @ Silly Woman February 3, 2020 1:19 PM

    My dad’s fore parents survived. He was part Amerindian’ A very stocky fellow he was. I inherited his almost aquiline nose but lost most of the stocky built. Those ancient genes survive in me.

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  • Silly Woman February 3, 2020 1:06 PM

    syphilis was imported from Europe. There was an agenda to claim it was of the new world. However, some excavations in the UK discovered remains from before 1492 with all the signs of syphilis I should really rise up and chase all of you squatters out.

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  • @ Silly Woman February 3, 2020 8:43 AM

    You seemed to have toughened up. remember other feminist are looking for inspiration from you. You made some good points.

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  • @ Silly Woman February 3, 2020 8:43 AM
    You seemed to have toughened up. remember other feminist are looking for inspiration from you. You made some good points.

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  • @robert lucas February 3, 2020 2:12 PM “I should really rise up and chase all of you squatters out.”

    I’ve heard that you are part indigenous, so I am begging you to please sir to give me a break, because I did not come voluntarily to squat in your place and in addition now I have no place to go if you chase me away because me and my homeland have been separated for so long.

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  • @Dr. Lucas

    Agree Simple Simon has up their game in 2020. Perhaps smitten by another?

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  • @Hal Austin February 3, 2020 1:32 PM “I know you like the sound of my name…”

    Nope.

    @Hal Austin February 3, 2020 1:32 PM “but how did I get in to your silly discussion?”

    You asked @Hal Austin February 3, 2020 12:03 PM “Apart from the Spanish Flu and the Black Death, for which there are no accurate figures, pls name a single global pandemic which accounted for 2 per cent of the world population?”

    I responded.

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  • 11 cases of Caronavirus declared in the US of A.

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  • @robert lucas February 3, 2020 2:06 PM “My dad’s fore parents survived.”

    I don’t always agree with you, but I am glad that your fore parents survived, and i am glad that you are here.

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  • I often wonder why we spend time, money and brain power creating weapons.

    Nature has spent millions, perhaps billions of years perfecting her weapons…

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  • Apart from the Spanish Flu and the Black Death, for which there are no accurate figures, pls name a single global pandemic which accounted for 2 per cent of the world population?(Quote)

    I wonder where Hal and others think that the indigenous populations of ……..(Quote)
    I think that Hal and the rest of understand that we are NOT ……(Quote)
    I know you like the sound of my name, but how did I get in to your silly discussion?(Quote)

    The Bajan Condition at its most demonstrable. Ask a question and you do not get an answer, but a load of unrelated verbiage. BU regulars do not know what a question is; for the record, it is not a statement. STOP TRYING TO READ PEOPLE’S MINDS.

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  • I understood your question to be a question. I did not at all misunderstand it as a statement.

    You asked a question.

    I provided an answer. And cited my source.

    If you wish me to cite the original sources cited by the author I can do that too. The book is right here on my kitchen table, and I have nothing to do all day. No gardening nor child care today.

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  • @d February 3, 2020 2:20 PM “@ Silly Woman February 3, 2020 8:43 AM “You seemed to have toughened up. remember other feminist are looking for inspiration from you. You made some good points.”

    Thank you.

    Following in the footsteps of my mother and grandmothers.

    Maybe we have always been warriors.

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  • And for whoever said that the WHO is an illuminati organization. What nonsense. The WHO is working manfully and womanfully to stem the spread of this disease.

    Barbados voluntarily joined the WHO. We are free to stay in the WHO, and we are free to leave the WHO.

    Nobody has a gun to our heads.

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  • SIMPLE SIMON
    IF YOU HAD 4 DEGREES IN BIBLE AND YOUR POSTS ON BIBLE ARE DAILY MODERATED AND ATTACKED BY BIBLE ILLITERATES AND IF YOU HAD NO DEGREES IN MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY DO YOU THINK I SHOULD COME HERE TO BE MODERATED AND ATTACKED BY MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY ILLITERATES ?

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  • Not to be attacked.

    Some people may disagree with you About Bible.

    But agree completely with you abut medicine.

    And I know that you too love to teach.

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  • SIMPLE
    I HAVE STUDIED BIBLE LONGER AND KNOW IT BETTER
    BIBLE NEVER CHANGES BUT VIRUSES DO
    I HAVE TO READ RUBBISH WRITTEN BY BIBLE ILLITERATES ON BU ABOUT THE PRECIOUS WORD OF GOD AND CAN NOT CONTEND FOR THE FAITH AS ENJOINED IN JUDE

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  • GP is not being moderated. Freedom Crier is being moderated therefore if her name in included in a commment it will be moderated. Hope this clears up the inaccuracy.

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  • SIMPLE SIMON
    WOULD YOU EXPECT ME TO CITE THE EXPERTS AND RENOWNED TEACHERS AND THE LITTERATURE ON MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY IN MY DELIBERATIONS?

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  • BILL GATES, UNICEF AND WHO…A LETHAL CONCOCTION… PART 1

    “MASS STERILIZATION”: KENYAN DOCTORS FIND ANTI-FERTILITY AGENT IN UN TETANUS VACCINE

    Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor

    ACCORDING TO LIFESITENEWS, A CATHOLIC PUBLICATION, THE KENYA CATHOLIC DOCTORS ASSOCIATION IS CHARGING UNICEF AND WHO WITH STERILIZING MILLIONS OF GIRLS AND WOMEN UNDER COVER OF AN ANTI-TETANUS VACCINATION PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT.

    The Kenyan government denies there is anything wrong with the vaccine, and says it is perfectly safe.

    The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, however, saw evidence to the contrary, and had six different samples of the tetanus vaccine from various locations around Kenya sent to an independent laboratory in South Africa for testing.

    The results confirmed their worst fears: all six samples tested positive for the HCG antigen. The HCG antigen is used in anti-fertility vaccines, but was found present in tetanus vaccines targeted to young girls and women of childbearing age. Dr. Ngare, spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, stated in a bulletin released November 4:

    “This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but was ignored.”

    Dr. Ngare brought up several points about the mass tetanus vaccination program in Kenya that caused the Catholic doctors to become suspicious:

    Dr. Ngare told LifeSiteNews that several things alerted doctors in the Church’s far-flung medical system of 54 hospitals, 83 health centres, and 17 medical and nursing schools to the possibility the anti-tetanus campaign was secretly an anti-fertility campaign.

    Why, they ask does it involve an unprecedented five shots (or “jabs” as they are known, in Kenya) over more than two years and why is it applied only to women of childbearing years, and why is it being conducted without the usual fanfare of government publicity?

    “Usually we give a series three shots over two to three years, we give it anyone who comes into the clinic with an open wound, men, women or children.” said Dr. Ngare.

    But it is the five vaccination regime that is most alarming. “The only time tetanus vaccine has been given in five doses is when it is used as a carrier in fertility regulating vaccines laced with the pregnancy hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) developed by WHO in 1992.”

    Tested for the presence of glyphosate!

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  • BILL GATES, UNICEF AND WHO…A LETHAL CONCOCTION… PART 2

    UNICEF: A HISTORY OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DISASTERS TO MASS VACCINATE

    It should be noted that UNICEF and WHO distribute these vaccines for free, and that there are financial incentives for the Kenyan government to participate in these programs. When funds from the UN are not enough to purchase yearly allotments of vaccines, an organization started and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, provides extra funding for many of these vaccination programs in poor countries. (See: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vaccine Empire on Trial in India.)

    Also, there was no outbreak of tetanus in Kenya, ONLY THE PERCEIVED “THREAT” of tetanus due to local flood conditions.

    These local disasters are a common reason UNICEF goes into poorer countries with free vaccines to begin mass vaccination programs.

    Health Impact News reported last year that UNICEF began a similar mass vaccination program with 500,000 doses of live oral polio vaccine in the Philippines after a Super Typhoon devastated Tacolban and surrounding areas. This was in spite of the fact there were no reported cases of polio in the Philippines since 1993, and people who have had the live polio vaccine can “shed” the virus into sewage systems, thereby causing the actual disease it is supposed to be preventing. (See: No Polio in the Philippines Since 1993, But Mass Polio Vaccination Program Targeted for 500,000 Typhoon Victims Under Age 5.)

    A very similar mass vaccination with the live oral polio vaccine occurred among Syrian refugees in 2013, when 1.7 million doses of polio vaccine were purchased by UNICEF, in spite of the fact that no cases of polio had been seen since 1999. After the mass vaccination program started, cases of polio began to reappear in Syria. (See: Are UNICEF Live Polio Vaccines Causing Polio Among Syrians? 1.7 Billion Polio Vaccines Purchased by UNICEF.)

    It seems quite apparent that UNICEF and WHO use these local disasters to mass vaccinate people, mainly children and young women. Massive education and propaganda efforts are also necessary to convince the local populations that they need these vaccines.
    AT LEAST IN KENYA, CATHOLIC DOCTORS ARE ACTING AND TAKING A STAND AGAINST WHAT THEY SEE AS AN INVOLUNTARY MASS STERILIZATION CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO CONTROL THE POPULATION OF AFRICANS.

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  • The new coronavirus “will be with us for at least some months to come”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
    He told the House of Commons that the number of new cases worldwide was “doubling every five days” and dealing with it was “a marathon, not a sprint”.
    A second evacuation flight for British nationals arrived back in the UK on Sunday from Wuhan in China.
    One of the 11 passengers was taken to hospital for tests after feeling unwell, but later said he felt “fine”.
    There have so far been more than 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus in China. Some 361 people have died there.
    Outside China, there are more than 150 confirmed cases of the virus – and one death, in the Philippines.
    There have been two confirmed cases of the virus in the UK, where two Chinese nationals – a University of York student and one of their relatives – are being treated in the specialist infectious diseases unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
    The UK authorities have so far overseen two evacuation flights of UK nationals from China.
    The first group arrived in the UK on Friday and are spending two weeks in quarantine in two apartment blocks normally used to house nurses.
    The second group landed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on Sunday evening, after returning from Wuhan – the centre of the outbreak – via Marseille, in France.
    One of the 11 passengers was taken to hospital for tests after feeling unwell, but later said he felt “fine”.
    Anthony May-Smith told Sky News he was put into isolation because of a cough and sore throat and was waiting for test results to come back on Tuesday.
    He added: “I feel fine now, I think it’s probably the stress of getting back and being run down more than anything.”
    Mr May-Smith is being looked after in Oxford, while the other 10 passengers were taken to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral, joining 83 other people evacuated last week.(Quote)

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  • @GP February 3, 2020 5:16 PM “WOULD YOU EXPECT ME TO CITE THE EXPERTS AND RENOWNED TEACHERS AND THE LITTERATURE ON MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY IN MY DELIBERATIONS?”

    As much as we lay people can understand. Assume that we have studied chemistry, biology and mathematics up to O’Level/CXC General. But assume that we lay people do not have bachelor’s degree or higher in the sciences, although some us may have degrees in Medieval History for example, lol, but not in medicine

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  • @ Silly Woman February 3, 2020 2:56 PM

    Thanks.

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  • SIMPLE
    RE “WOULD YOU EXPECT ME TO CITE THE EXPERTS AND RENOWNED TEACHERS AND THE LITTERATURE ON MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY IN MY DELIBERATIONS?”
    PEOPLE HERE WOULD EXPECT ME TO CITE THE MICROBIOLOGY AUTHORITIES BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT ON BU THERE ARE MORONS ON A BIBLE BLOG THAT DONT EXPECT YOU CITE ANYTHING BESIDE BIBLE VERSES THAT THEY THEMSELVES HAVE NEVER READ …….FAR LESS STUDY GUIDES AND COMMENTARIES

    I HAVE WRITTEN 3 STUDY GUIDES MY SELF

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  • Local health officials are monitoring a number of people who have arrived in Barbados from China, since the deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
    Confirmation of this from Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, who was a guest on CBC TV 8’s programme, The People’s Business.
    He says these people are currently being quarantined in their homes.
    Meantime, Ministry of Health’s Port Health Specialist, Stephen Harte, has shed some light on the decision to allow a cruise vessel to dock at the Bridgetown Port, despite reports of a number of sick passengers on board.
    He says port officials were aware of the situation prior to the vessel’s arrival.(Quote)

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  • ” More than 5,300 people are being quarantined on two cruise ships off Hong Kong and Japan amid concerns passengers and crew were inadvertently exposed to the Wuhan coronavirus by infected passengers.”

    Coronavirus: Ten passengers on cruise ship test positive for virus

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51381594

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  • Doctor Punished for Warning Friends of Coronavirus Dies after Becoming Infected

    Update 4:00 p.m.: Dr. Li Wenliang, one of eight doctors punished by Chinese authorities for warning people of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, died on Thursday after battling the illness.

    State media had erroneously reported Li’s death earlier in the day, while the doctor was in fact in critical condition.

    “An all-out effort to save him was unsuccessful,” the Wuhan Central Hospital wrote on its account on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media app. “We deeply grieve the loss.”

    Update 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Li Wenliang is in critical condition according to Wuhan Central Hospital. Earlier reports that Li had died were found to be incorrect.

    The World Health Organization, which initially marked Li’s death on Twitter, retracted its statement.

    “At today’s [coronavirus] media briefing Dr. Mike Ryan was asked about reports that Dr Li Wenliang had passed away, and he expressed condolences. WHO has no information on the status of Dr Li,” the W.H.O. posted on Twitter.

    Dr. Li Wenliang — an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, who was punished by city authorities for warning medical school friends about the coronavirus outbreak — has died after being infected with the virus.

    “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Li Wenliang. We all need to celebrate work that he did on [the coronavirus],” the World Health Organization posted on its Twitter account.

    On December 30 Li sent a warning to friends via Chinese text-messaging app Weibo that doctors in Wuhan had treated seven patients with a SARS-like illness after they had visited a seafood market in the city. While he asked that his messages remain confidential, hours later he saw that several of the messages had gone viral on Chinese social media.

    Li was one of eight doctors who was punsihed by Wuhan authorities for attempting to warn others about the coronavirus. On January 3, Wuhan police reprimanded Li for “spreading rumors online” and “severely disrupting social order.”

    The doctor later told CNN he could do nothing about the punishment because he feared he would be separated from his family. Li contracted the coronavirus in early January after treating an infected patient at the hospital.

    The Global Times, the Chinese Communist Party’s English-language newspaper, initially tweeted confirmation that Li had died. However, the tweet was later deleted.

    The novel coronavirus has infected over 28,000 people, the vast majority in China, and killed over 560. In response, the Trump administration has banned foreign citizens who recently visited China from entering the U.S. and imposed mandatory quarantine measures on U.S. citizens and their families returning from the region.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/doctor-punished-warning-friends-coronavirus-173447724.html

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