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Wuhan Virus Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson Discharged from Hospital

Wuhan Virus Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson Discharged from Hospital

Trump administration seeks ban on China Telecom. China tightens grip on research into virus origins. US tax dollars went to Wuhan lab. Boeing employees heading back to work.

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Today’s Wuhan Coronavirus update begins with absolutely fantastic news: Doctors have discharged United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson from the hospital.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it “could have gone either way” as he thanked healthcare workers for saving his life after being discharged from hospital.

Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to London’s St Thomas’ Hospital on Sunday – 10 days after testing positive for Covid-19.

He spent three nights in intensive care before returning to a ward on Thursday.

He said in a video on Twitter that he had witnessed the “personal courage” of hospital staff on the front line.

Mr Johnson said two nurses – Jenny from New Zealand and Luis from Portugal – stood by his bedside for 48 hours at the most critical time and named several other hospital workers who cared for him this past week that he wanted to thank.

He said NHS workers “kept putting themselves in harm’s way, kept risking this deadly virus”.

“It is thanks to that courage, that devotion, that duty and that love that our NHS has been unbeatable,” he said.

Trump administration seeks ban on China Telecom in the US citing ‘unacceptable’ national security risks

Chinese business opportunities in this country are being given a revised risk assessment in the wake of the pandemic.

A number of U.S. executive agencies have asked the Federal Communications Commission terminate China Telecom’s authorization to operate, citing “unacceptable” national security risks, as the Trump administration’s campaign against the Chinese telecommunications industry continues.

State-owned China Telecom is one of the country’s largest mobile networks and broadband providers.

The Department of Justice along with other federal agencies including the State Department, want the FCC to revoke China Telecom’s license to carry out international telecommunications services to and from the U.S.

“Today, more than ever, the life of the nation and its people runs on our telecommunications networks,” said John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security.

China stifles coronavirus research in apparent bid to control the narrative, analysts say

The more the Chinese try to hide, the more they probably have to hide.

Two websites for leading universities in China seem to have published and then deleted academic research about the origins of the coronavirus, according to a report.

The posts on the websites of Fudan University and the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) were erased from online caches — in a possible bid to control the narrative surrounding the pandemic, The Guardian reported.

The Wuhan university appeared to have published and then deleted posts about academic research that China’s ministry of science and technology needed to approve before publication.

Similar apparent censorship turned up in the form of deleted posts originally published on April 9 by the school of information science and technology at Fudan University in Shanghai.

I would like to note that it is not a “conspiracy theory” to suggest the virus may have leaked from a lab. It is a reasonable hypothesis given the suite of data that is currently available.

If the Chinese want to demonstrate a non-lab origin for the virus, they will need to allow foreign scientists to evaluate all their data and records…which they are clearly unwilling to do.

U.S. government gave $3.7million grant to Wuhan lab at the center of coronavirus leak scrutiny

Reports revealed American tax money went toward research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government money to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.

Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan.

The revelation that the Wuhan Institute was experimenting on bats from the area already known to be the source of COVID-19 – and doing so with American money – has sparked further fears that the lab, and not the market, is the original outbreak source.

Boeing plans limited return to work next week after coronavirus shutdown

Hopefully, more American companies will follow Boeing’s lead.

In a message to employees Friday, aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it planned to resume operations on a limited basis, possibly as soon as Monday, according to reports.

The company plans to recall about 2,500 employees to work at some of its sites in Washington state, where coronavirus mitigation efforts have been among the most successful in the nation.

“There will be new policies and procedures for social distancing and work area cleaning,” the Boeing message read, accordiing to The Seattle Times. “If you are able to support continued production, please reach out to your manager.”

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Pretty sure Boris received a standard of care you and I could only dream of. He had 2 fully-qualified doctors standing over him “watching” at all times. The NHS is gross.

2smartforlibs | April 13, 2020 at 9:44 am

Funny thing is the propaganda machine said we were all dead 2 months ago and we just had yet to fall down.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to 2smartforlibs. | April 13, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I knew that was not true. We were already drowned by the rising oceans and just carcasses floating in a boiling sea under a sky of carbon dioxide. Science, don’t ya know…

The revelation that the Wuhan Institute was experimenting on bats from the area already known to be the source of COVID-19 – and doing so with American money – has sparked further fears that the lab, and not the market, is the original outbreak source.

I still don’t get this “lab vs market” difficulty. The most obvious possibility—as it has been since the very beginning—is that it originated in a lab, then spread rapidly via the market.

It’s also unclear to me why the US would be funding a Chinese outfit studying Chinese pathogens in China.

    SpaceInvader in reply to tom_swift. | April 13, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Soros wanted the lab funded. He prefers to use your tax dollars rather than his own money. He pays a politician 100k and they push millions of tax dollars around to his pet projects.

    Studying corona viruses are one thing, but the money apparently dried up when there were attempts to weaponize it.

Official China stifling coronavirus research is very telling. My guess it’s a bio-warfare experiment that went wrong.

Kudos to the Chinese physicians, scientists, and citizen journalists who first alerted the world to something wrong, and to Taiwan for trying to alert WHO.

    Neo in reply to Kepha H. | April 13, 2020 at 11:18 am

    There are two research facilities in Wuhan: Wuhan Institute of Virology and Wuhan Centre for Disease Control.

    The Wuhan Institute of Virology has the level 4 bio-lab.
    The Wuhan Centre for Disease Control doesn’t and is believed by most be be the source of the release.

So did Boeing get from our new civil rights czar Dr Fauci? Can someone please get that guy to shut up? At least stay away from CNN?

Stop Communism-19 before it spreads any further.

I’m glad he’s okay. I’ve noticed that no article I’ve seen has said what exactly they treated him with. He got sick, got worse and went to the ICU, and now he’s better.

What did they do?

I think they don’t want to say because they know it will make Trump look good.

I’m not sure from the photo . . . has Boris’s hair fully returned to normal?

healthguyfsu | April 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Good to hear about Boris….love all the idiot trolls on his twitter feed that don’t know basic facts.

Boris never said immigrants weren’t welcome. He said unfettered Belgian control of migrant waves that were unvetted and dangerous was the problem.

He also never condemned the NHS; he said that the current situation was untenable (and he was right because socialized medicine is fiscally failing all over the world right now)

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