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Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Director Says Rod Rosenstein’s Sister “Misspoke” About Coronavirus Risk

Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Director Says Rod Rosenstein’s Sister “Misspoke” About Coronavirus Risk

Meanwhile, Beijing streets are empty as its hospital reports clusters of COVID-19.

Mary Chastain friend, with permission to use

The number of Wuhan Coronavirus cases reported worldwide is 83,379, distributed between 54 countries and territories. The death toll stands at 2,858.

CDC director downplays claim that coronavirus spread is inevitable

Two days ago, I reported that CDC official Nancy Messonnier ginned-up coronavirus fear with her announcement about an outbreak in this country being inevitable. She also has a deeply deep state connection in the form of her brother, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Now, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) downplayed her warning that the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the U.S. is inevitable, saying she misspoke.

CDC Director Robert Redfield told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday that Dr. Nancy Messonnier’s statement Tuesday belied the fact that risk remains low.

“I think what Dr. Messonnier was trying to say — I think it maybe could have been done much more articulately from what the American public heard — was she was trying to say it’s also a good time for us to prepare if we have to go to more mitigation,” Redfield told a House subcommittee.

He added: “We’re still committed to get aggressive containment, and I want the American public to know at this point that the risk is low.”

…“In some countries this has moved very quickly, like we saw in Korea now, where we had more cases in Korea in the last 24 hours than we had in all of China. We’ve seen in Italy, it’s moving fast, in Iran, it’s moving fast,” Redfield said. “But other countries have really used a containment and a blended mitigation strategy like Singapore and Hong Kong and they have really limited the spread after the initial introduction from China.”

Coronavirus clusters at Beijing hospitals ignite new fears among Chinese

When looking at China’s experience with COVID-19, it is essential to keep in mind that the Chinese dietary options are not as great as ours in America. Additionally, China’s air pollution levels are substantially higher (leading to over 800,000 premature deaths annually), and there are 350 million Chinese smokers (the country produces 42% of the world’s cigarettes).

Therefore, any virus that impacts the respiratory system is likelier to hit Chinese harder than Americans, and the recovery process will be slower. New reports from China indicate the capital city of Beijing is now reporting clusters of Wuhan Coronavirus at significant hospitals.

Reports of new infections in Beijing have sparked fears over the capital’s exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus, especially as millions of people head back to work after an extended holiday.

New confirmed cases have led to large-scale quarantines in at least two hospitals in downtown Beijing, with many potential contacts yet to be traced, according to a city government news briefing on Thursday.

Beijing reported a total of 395 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of the end of Wednesday. Nationwide, the disease has sickened nearly 75,000 people and killed over 2,100. More than 80% of the patients are from the central the city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province.

The daily count of new cases has declined for several days in China, fueling hopes that the epidemic is peaking. But clusters of infections recently reported at hospitals in Beijing sparked concerns over the vulnerability of medical institutions in the city.

Beijing has instituted a 14-day quarantine for visitors to the city. My colleague Mary Chastain has a friend in Beijing now, who sent back pictures of empty streets that usually would have been bustling on a typical day.

Orignal from Mary Chastain friend, with permission to use

From Mary Chastain friend, with permission to use

From Mary Chastain friend, with permission to use

Israel’s ambassador to China under quarantine in Beijing after sharing a flight with South Koreans infected with Covid-19

One of the travelers currently under quarantine in Beijing is Israel’s ambassador to China, who last weekend shared a flight from Tel Aviv to Seoul with a group of South Koreans later found to be infected with the coronavirus.

Zvi Heifetz was aboard the flight on February 15 that was also carrying nine South Koreans who had been on holiday in Israel
for the previous eight days, the ministry said on Saturday.

It did not explain why he was on the flight to Seoul or say when he travelled from the South Korean capital to Beijing.

A spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in Beijing said that although Heifetz was on the flight he was seated in business class some distance away from the tourists and had worn a face mask for the duration of the trip.

Whistleblower says HHS sent workers to handle possible coronavirus patients without gear, training

A whistleblower is claiming that the Department of Health and Human Services “improperly deployed” more than a dozen workers to two California military bases receiving Americans evacuated from coronavirus without giving them training or protective equipment.

The whistleblower alleged that HHS officials shot down her concerns and on Feb. 15 threatened to fire her if she did not accept a reassignment. The workers who may have been exposed to the coronavirus then were able to travel freely among the public, the complaint reportedly said.

“We are hopeful that Congress and the OSC [the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel] will investigate this case in a timely and comprehensive manner,” the whistleblower’s attorney, Lauren Naylor, told Fox News, adding that the team could not provide a public copy of the complaint. “This matter concerns HHS’s response to the coronavirus, and its failure to protect its employees and potentially the public. The retaliatory efforts to intimidate and silence our client must be opposed.”

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“misspoke”

sabotage is no accident.

I smell another deep state anti-Trumper in this latest “whistle blower complaint”. It sounds like this person was not present for the incident described, so we get another hearsay hero.

Do you think? As soon as I knew who it was I knew this was an attempt to screw the US public and Trump in particular.

I had the unfortunate circumstance of hearing the view in a waiting room today.

Those little ogres Joy and Whoopie did everything they could to try and bait a guest health professional into blaming Trump for his “this is just a flu” (their words, not mine) speech. The woman didn’t take the bait at all and ignored it.

I can’t believe people watch that crap.

2019 and 2020 will be remembered as the years of the Democratic weaponization of the whistleblower protection act.

And the attorney works for the former partner of Debra Katz, attorney for Christine Blasey Ford.

In a press conference this morning, Messonnier (from Zero Hedge):

Update (1240ET): The CDC’s Dr. Messonier announced two new cases of the coronavirusin the US on Friday afternoon, confirming that the number of Americans infected aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ has climbed to 44.

The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of coronavirus in the US

These include 44 people who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, three people repatriated from China and 15 US cases.

California: 9
Massachusetts: 1
Washington state: 1
Arizona : 1
Illinois: 2
Wisconsin: 1
— David P Gelles (@gelles) February 28, 2020

“It’s just the latest sign how bad the shortage of coronavirus tests has gotten.” Addressing the issue, Dr. Messonier admitted that the situation with the tests has been suboptimal, but that the CDC hopes to have it cleared up by early next week.

So the only reason US cases are so low (18 non-Princess cruise cases) is because there is a shortage of coronavirus cases???

Who named her to be the official spokescritter for the CDC? Shouldn’t she have to clear her public statements to her superior? Or by now, the POTUS?

The number of Wuhan Coronavirus cases reported worldwide is 83,379, distributed between 54 countries and territories. The death toll stands at 2,858.
Could we get a more realistic way of putting it? There are NOT 83k+ cases distributed around the world, there are a few thousand, with another 80k in China. It’s worthwhile, journalistically and epidemiologically, to make the distinction – particularly since the main worry is its spread.

Except for the out of nowhere cases in Italy and Iran, I don’t see any exponential growth in the number of cases.

There is a major disappointment in store for the Democrats, who spent January siding with Iran, and now are rooting for this virus. It is looking like COVID-19 can be eradicated with a drug developed to treat ebola. Damn! LOL

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/first-u-s-coronavirus-patient-released-from-everett-hospital/

I think it’s been scientifically confirmed that Coronavirus panics are spread by rats.

The Ninth Circuit Court has just opened our southern border to as many cases of COVID-19 that can manage to get there.

Dr. Messonnier seems to be in charge of the testing debacle.
Perhaps part of her the sky is falling comment, was to distract how bad the CDC has failed on the testing side.

COVID-19/SARS-CoV2 Update 2-23-2020 — When the “New Versailles Class” Meets Reality Without Privilege
https://chicagoboyz.net/archives/61785.html#more-61785

>To deal with this spread, the ROK government public health
>system is capable of 10,000 COVID-19 tests a day with a six-
>hour turn around.
>This contrasts with the American CDC test which has done 500 total tests.

Per the WSJ, HA had ZERO TEST KITS A WEEK AGO
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-the-u-s-have-so-few-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-11582241112

And per Gavin Newsom, CA only has 200 test kits.
https://calmatters.org/health/2020/02/coronavirus-test-kits-masks-shortage-california/

From what I can pick up, the CDC has centralized CoronaVirus Testing, and required a test they only have a machine for, as a power grab.

FDA has some involvement in this, by not allowing other tests.

So private labs have not been allowed in the US to do CoronaVirus Testing.

Prior Federal Requirements is a person would only be tested if they had traveled overseas to an area with CoronaVirus, such as Wuhan. Unfortunately, the case in CA did not meet that requirement, hence the delay.

I see this as damage control by Dr. Messonnier:
Top health official denies low number of confirmed coronavirus cases in US caused by faulty tests
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/top-health-official-denies-low-number-of-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-in-us-caused-by-faulty-tests

Our institutions are led by a very inbred subset of courtier-bureaucrats.

Comanche Voter | February 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm

California Governor Gavin [Rejected by Kimberly Guilfoyle] Newsom jumped in yesterday and claimed (without evidence) that there were 8,400 cases of Corona Virus in California. The Dow Jones Index (and my portfolio) took a dive on hearing that statement. Thank you Gavin.

CA just announced their second case, with no known vector.

My understanding of Gavin Newsom’s comments was 8400 people were being monitored (my translation was stay home 2 weeks, and let us know if you get CoronaVirus), and CA only had 200 test kits.

https://calmatters.org/health/2020/02/coronavirus-test-kits-masks-shortage-california/

And remember the CDC has only done 500 tests total for the entire US so far.

I would think that California with it’s fecal coated streets would be perfect place for disease to fester and grow. So perhaps Nasty Nancy should stop pointing her withered finger and Trump and take the blame for allowing her state, and her district in particular to become such a shite infected hell hole.

Once a vaccine is available, the hysteria and continued transmission of the disease will subside (except in California and New York, where the anti-vaxxers will maintain a pool of infected people). The availability of two moderately effective Ebola vaccines has dramatically decreased the hysteria and threat of that disease. (And no, Ebola is not at all similar to coronavirus, so the Ebola vaccine is useless for coronavirus.)

A vaccine for this coronavirus will not be as easy to make as we might think, however. Since some dogs have gotten this disease, it may be related to canine respiratory coronavirus, which has similar symptoms. But the common canine coronavirus vaccine is effective for the intestinal version, but is not effective for the respiratory version. So the virologists will have to start from scratch.

https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/canine-respiratory-coronavirus-faq

Leslie was third from the top on Rantingly this morning.

She should be FIRED – yesterday!!

The democrat media gets its corrupt ass kicked by Dr. Drew:

DR DREW DOUBLES DOWN ON CORINAVIRUS PRESS COVERAGE:
https://videos.utahgunexchange.com/watch/dr-drew-doubles-down-on-corinavirus-press-coverage_gUcbCboCZ97AVjJ.html

Ted Kennedy has killed more Americans than the Coronavirus.

So it’s “Deep State” Rod Rosenstein’s sister. You know… they need to pass a law that somehow makes it unacceptable for siblings, immediate family members, spouses, etc., to be working in government in certain capacities. This is ridiculous; The Deep State is literally all in the family! This has to stop. There is no situation in which these kinds of appointees should be working with family sprinkled throughout an administration. If the POTUS wants to put family members in his/her cabinet, that’s one thing. But to literally plant family members all throughout the government as political appointees… that’s just insane. It’s just asking for the kind of Deep State mess we’ve had going on here for the past 3 years.

One thing about the “community spread” issue is that the health department has not traced the person’s activities for the last month. And at some point, the local and state health departments will not even try to do contact tracking.

Can you remember where you were and who you were for the last week? I’d have to check my credit card receipts to build most of the timeline.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 29, 2020 at 11:02 am

And as US federal officials minimize the risks of an outbreak we see reports like the following reporting incidents of COVID-19 in people that have no apparent contact with an infected person nor traveled to China.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/number-of-coronavirus-cases-from-unknown-source-growing-in-us/ar-BB10ygJK?ocid=spartandhp

But yet US officials claim to have everything under control. That there’s nothing to worry about. The risk remains “low” of contracting COVID-19.

What a load of bullshite. The disease has entered the general population. And it will spread. Spread catastrophically across the country. And there is nothing the US federal government can do. They’ve screwed the pooch once again. And it’s going to be us that suffer for it.

Wow…can we sue her for our losses in the stock market? I’m in…

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