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Wuhan Clan

By 33230715130361 On January 23rd, 2020

Troubling story out of China as reports of a spreading virus and lockdown of cities make one think of science fiction films (especially in an era when some equate science with fiction). One hopes that it is contained and doesnt develop into anything like the Spanish Flu which killed 50 to 100 million people across the globe in 1918. It is of course early days and not a true epidemic but certainly worrisome.

18 Responses to “Wuhan Clan”

  1. You never know with these things.

    SARS was less bad than they thought it might have been. The world might not be so lucky this time

    Wuhan is in lockdown ( not incoming or outgoing flights/trains/buses/cars ) but as the failing BBC radio reminds us, very many people have gone in and out of that huge city over the past week, and some of them may have been infected and not known it.

  2. ” Only ” 774 died from SARS in 2003.

    50 million died in the flu pandemic of 1918, from which people died even in remote islands in Alaska. In an age before plane travel.

  3. I saw a headline that this virus has the same death rate as the Spanish Flu, but I agree with Phantom it’s not an epidemic yet nor may it turn into one. We shall see.

  4. I know the commenters on here love a good conspiracy theory…..

    The British had the temerity to vote for Leave the EU and the Americans had the temerity to vote for Trump. Right wing parties are on the rise across the world and people do not like the status quo (globalist, liberal leftist 3rd wayers)

    The globalist liberal elite know they have been rumbled so what do they do?

    Try to scare us into submission with a strange child-goblin called Greta and a global climate scare scam. That way, they can call a global emergency, impose martial law, and at least stop the UK leaving the EU.

    However, the climate scare bollox isn’t working and TPTB can see that a large number of the population don’t give a toss or believe they are to blame.

    So, the final solution is a pandemic. That should shut us all up. It will also reduce the global population which is desperately needed. Another excuse to impose martial law and try to stop the rise of the right. Where to start it? China of course.

    Wuhan is already on lock down. Expect martial law next….

  5. Jesus Christ! Globalist, liberal leftist 3rd wayers unleash a toxin in China to ‘stop the rise of the right’ and frustrate the UK leaving the EU.

    The sad thing is it’s impossible to know if he’s joking or being serious.

  6. He’s joking, but Alex Jones ( friend of Trump ) will say things like that and people will believe it.

  7. Whether or not this person is joking there are some who would take it serious. I should post on the Zombie Apocalypse and see what kind of nuts show up.

  8. An instance of Poe’s Law / Poe’s Corollary

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Poe%27s%20Corollary

  9. I read a book about the Spanish Flu last year, very scary:

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/pale-rider/laura-spinney/9781784702403

  10. Does a virus matter?

    We are all going to die from Global Warming anyway?

  11. Bezos got a virus on his phone.

    That must be connected to it.

  12. This epidemic gives Trump a great opportunity for a total ban on all Chinese people entering the USA. What better distraction from his impeachment trial? Apart from a war of course.

    Watch this space.

  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51221915

    Globally, there are more than 500 confirmed cases of the virus, which has killed 18 people in China.

    But there are no known cases in the UK, Mr Hancock said, which was “well prepared” to deal with an outbreak.

    However, six people are being tested in hospitals in Scotland and Northern Ireland after showing symptoms.

    This is what happens when you associate with foreigners and their dodgy ways. It’s drawbridge up time in my book.

  14. the Spanish Flu which killed 50 to 100 million people across the globe in 1918

    It didn’t, so don’t worry:

    https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/49/9/1405/301441

    Abstract

    The high case-fatality rate—especially among young adults—during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic is incompletely understood. Although late deaths showed bacterial pneumonia, early deaths exhibited extremely “wet,” sometimes hemorrhagic lungs. The hypothesis presented herein is that aspirin contributed to the incidence and severity of viral pathology, bacterial infection, and death, because physicians of the day were unaware that the regimens (8.0–31.2 g per day) produce levels associated with hyperventilation and pulmonary edema in 33% and 3% of recipients, respectively. Recently, pulmonary edema was found at autopsy in 46% of 26 salicylate-intoxicated adults. Experimentally, salicylates increase lung fluid and protein levels and impair mucociliary clearance. In 1918, the US Surgeon General, the US Navy, and the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended use of aspirin just before the October death spike. If these recommendations were followed, and if pulmonary edema occurred in 3% of persons, a significant proportion of the deaths may be attributable to aspirin.

  15. Aleutian islanders died of the Spanish flu in remote villages, Allan.

  16. “pulmonary edema occurred in 3% of persons”

    So didn’t appear in 97%.

  17. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/bacterial-pneumonia-caused-most-deaths-1918-influenza-pandemic

    The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. The pneumonia was caused when bacteria that normally inhabit the nose and throat invaded the lungs along a pathway created when the virus destroyed the cells that line the bronchial tubes and lungs.

    http://falsificationofhistory.co.uk/health/the-1918-so-called-spanish-flu-pandemic/

    The NIAID press release did not however, address the actual cause of the bacterial infections, but further, follow-up research by Dr. Karen Starko certainly did. This research is quite categorical in its implication of aspirin as the real culprit, dovetailing with the NIAID research on pneumonia from massive bacterial infection and goes further in also explaining the extremely rapid deaths in young people.

    Mortality was caused in this instance by two overlapping syndromes: an early, severe acute respiratory distress condition, which was estimated to have caused 10%-15% of deaths and a subsequent, aggressive bacterial pneumonia ‘super-infection’, which was present in the majority of deaths.

    In examining reports of those who died, two distinct groups were discovered to be apparent, based on a very distinctive time-frame from health to death:

    1.People who died of pneumonia from a bacterial infection became sick and deteriorated at varying rates from there to death, and…

    2. People who died so astoundingly fast that those deaths became a classic part of the frightening legend of the 1918 ‘flu’ – people perfectly well in the morning and dead before the afternoon was out.

    It has subsequently been discovered that In both groups, aspirin was the likely cause.

    In the case of the first group, pneumonia, aspirin suppresses the immune system, allowing bacterial infections to take hold. Doctors at the time were relating pneumonias to the use of aspirin.

    One contemporary doctor, Dudley Williams of Rhode Island, reported that he did not lose a single case of influenza and that the death-rate of his patients from pneumonia was 2.1%. The salicylates, including aspirin and quinine, were almost the sole treatments given by most doctors and it was quite common to hear them speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonia patients.

    The most recent equivalent is the prescribing of highly-toxic drugs to counter AIDS, the drugs actually being the killers taking AZT as an example.

  18. Ah, he likes the NIH now.