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Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Warns of Aggressive Cannibal Rats, Desperate to Survive Lockdown of Restaurants

Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Warns of Aggressive Cannibal Rats, Desperate to Survive Lockdown of Restaurants

China rules out animal market & lab as virus origin. Nobel Prize winner: Llockdowns cost lives.

Move over murder hornets: Thanks to the coronavirus, we now have to worry about cannibal rats.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of “unusual or aggressive” behavior in American rats as a consequence of more than two months of human lockdown for city-dwelling rodents who now find themselves unable to dine out on restaurant waste, street garbage and other food sources.

Last month, according to the national health body, dumpster-diving rats were observed resorting to eating their young in the wake of urban shutdowns.

“Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas,” the CDC said in recently updated rodent-control guidelines.

“Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom OK’s reopen of hair salons and barbershops

Governor Gavin Newsom has approved the Stage 3 reopen of hair salons and barbershops.

With cases on track to nearly double in the month of May, the governor has pointed to steady hospitalizations and other metrics as proof that the state is bending the curve.

Los Angeles County, which accounts for the bulk of the state’s COVID-19 cases and more than half of its reported deaths, is one of 11 counties not yet allowed to push further in reopening.

Newsom’s move to resume salon services, under a county-by-county approach, adds to a growing list of activities, including in-person shopping and eating at restaurants, that Newsom has permitted at a regional or statewide level over the last month.

China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin

Perhaps the coronavirus fairy caused the pandemic?

Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their most detailed pushback to date against allegations from U.S. officials and others over what might have sparked it.

The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of allegations around a potential laboratory accident, Wang Yanyi, over the weekend told China Central Television that the coronavirus was significantly different from any live pathogen that has been studied at the institute and that there therefore was no chance it could have leaked from there.

Separately, China’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday that testing of samples from a Wuhan food market, initially suspected as a path for the virus’s spread to humans, failed to show links between animals being sold there and the pathogen. Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in comments carried in Chinese state media, “It now turns out that the market is one of the victims.”

Apple data from Memorial Day weekend shows driving is back to pre-pandemic levels

America is reopening, despite media and progressive attempts to keep it shut.

The number of Americans venturing out over the Memorial Day weekend has spiked to levels not seen since the coronavirus pandemic brought the United States to a grinding halt more than two months ago.

Cellphone data from Apple’s COVID-19 mobility trends report shows that the number of people out driving across the US increased by more than 25 percent on Saturday alone.

The number of people out walking also increased on Saturday to levels not seen since mid-March when stay-at-home orders were put in place across most of the country.

In some states – like Missouri and Mississippi – the levels of driving at the weekend increased to levels not seen this year.

In comparison, the number of people driving and walking around dropped nearly 70 percent at the peak of the pandemic in early April. The data shows a gradual increase of people moving around since then.

The young join the rich in ditching the Big Apple as the coronavirus economic downturn drives professionals out

The young and the rich are fleeing New York after the coronavirus lockdown has left them permanently adopting work-from-home models.

As COVID-19 gripped the country in mid March, residents of New York City’s wealthiest neighborhoods fled to ride out the lockdown at their vacation homes, while many young people hunkered down in the suburbs with their parents.

Some were forced to break their leases and move back to their hometowns because they could no longer afford the city’s exorbitant rent prices after losing their jobs, while others have continued paying for their cramped city apartments while they shelter elsewhere.

The majority intend to return at the end of the lockdown period, but the economic impact of the pandemic as well as the shift to remote working has led some people to ditch the city for good.

Among them is Shelby Gutleber, who lost her job as a waitress in the Upper East Side in March and moved to Keansburg, in central New Jersey – a move she described as the best decision she ever made.

Nobel Prize winner: Coronavirus lockdowns cost lives instead of saving them

A Nobel laureate who accurately predicted when China would peak in the crisis says that the lockdowns actually cost lives.

Stanford University biophysicist Michael Levitt, a British American Israeli who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, said he believed other health precautions, such as enforcing the use of masks, would have been more effective in combating the pandemic, the Telegraph reported.

“I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives,” Levitt, who is not an epidemiologist, told the publication.

“There is no doubt that you can stop an epidemic with lockdown, but it’s a very blunt and very medieval weapon and the epidemic could have been stopped just as effectively with other sensible measures (such as masks and other forms of social distancing),” he added.

Levitt attributed the additional lives lost to other dangers from the fallout of the lockdowns, such as domestic abuse and fewer people seeking health care for ailments other than the virus.


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Anacleto Mitraglia | May 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

And it’s not even June.

China gave us this virus, on a silver plate. No amount of their own propaganda, even when it is spread by our own propagandists, will change that fact. Accidental, or on purpose, it was then used as a weapon, they locked down Wuhan for flying to other areas of China but had no issue sending people from there to the US, by way of NY, California, Italy, Illinois… But I am sure of our leftists defending them, just as they are paid to do.

Those leaving NYC are actually fleeing DeBlabla’s draconian dictates, but they are too stupid to see it. I can see this be a point where fewer will return. NYC has some redeeming qualities, but the cost puts those out of reach for a lot of the people who live there. The young are sold a bunch of glitter that doesn’t match up to the underlying rat population.

I saw early on that the lock down would be more problematic for people than first pretended. Loss of jobs means loss of insurance too, less access to doctors, and loss of herd immunity. Add to it Guano Cuomo with his pea sized brain and elephant sized ego would cause more deaths than the virus acting on it’s own. My only hesitation was if this virus was something more than what early information was showing. So far, sure, it’s a nasty virus for those who get it blunt on, and it kills people, but it still has not been much more than bad flu seasons, and this is with padded numbers to the death count to justify the left wanting to shut down the economy to use against President Trump.

What a crazy world we live in.

    Tom Servo in reply to oldgoat36. | May 27, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Gotta agree with you on all points – the primary reason I think it was an accident in the beginning, not a weapon, was because no one would design a weapon that was mostly ineffective and depended on a completely stupid, self destructive overreaction from the target. BUT once it got going, they did what they could to help it. Hard to decide which group is worse, since the Chinese and the Democrats played tag team on this the whole way.

    and anyone who was honest could see how terrible this was going to be to this country economically, right from the start. You can’t create a Second Great Depression and then think it’s just going to go away when you snap your fingers! But that’s like Deh Blahsio not realizing that he’s murdering his own city, even though it’s obvious to everyone else.

      maxmillion in reply to Tom Servo. | May 27, 2020 at 9:47 am

      The flaw in your argument about intentional versus accident is no one except them would ever know exactly where in the process of developing the weapon they were when the virus was released or escaped from the lab.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Tom Servo. | May 27, 2020 at 11:29 am

      If release of the virus was the only issue, it might be reasonable to give CCP the benefit of doubt. But when all their other actions are weighed, it is clear that there is intent to do harm. America should now develop an enhanced viral agent, a cure and return the favor to China without the cure.

      China needs to be punished, failure to do so will only encourage them to repeat this. I suggest that their new military base should be destroyed.

      dmacleo in reply to Tom Servo. | May 27, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      you’re basing your premise on assuming that over reaction was way out of character for all involved.
      it was expected.
      travel restricted.
      our rapidly growing economy suppressed.
      local business greatly suppressed or very often completely out of business for good now.
      countries were forced by populace to really nail their deficits.
      so on and so forth.
      still sound as ineffective?
      think about whether this was to be a mankind disaster OR an economic disaster agent. or a hybrid where the deaths were an added bonus to the economic aspect.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of “unusual or aggressive” behavior in American rats as a consequence of more than two months of human lockdown…

And I’ve noticed “unusual or aggressive” behavior in American Dimocrats as a consequence of more than two months of human lockdown.

End the lock down, to save the rats?!
Is this how Democrats will finally support the reopening?

Unknown3rdParty | May 27, 2020 at 8:35 am

Cannibal rats … Democrats would eat their own if it guaranteed them election wins ’cause their platform is unsustainable. You can’t kill the young and expect to have anybody left to support you. You can’t let felons out and criminalize and imprison good people and expect good things to happen.

Then again, rats … Democ-rats ..

Remember 2 weeks ago, when the left was crowing about “How can Texas be opening up, when cases are still rising???” tip: they weren’t, there was a one or two day statistical spike due to a record keeping issue.

Well, I just looked at the Texas COVID Dashboard (the state updates all numbers daily) and NOW I see why the MSM isn’t talking at all about any numbers any more! Texas is opening up more and more, and Deaths per Day and New Cases per day have been dropping dramatically for 10 days in a row, and all of the long term data curves are significantly flattened out. Texas peaked at 58 deaths per day; the last 2 days there were only 9 deaths per state per day; that’s for the entire state. And remember, these were all cases that were hospitalized 2 weeks ago.

Whatever is going on elsewhere, this outbreak is over in Texas. All the numbers are now showing it.

Back in ’74 I think I heard the Cannibal Rats on the same bill with the Murder Hornets and the Rabid Hamsters at a club in San Francisco.

A forthcoming Australian scientific study concludes that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic contains unique properties suggesting it was manipulated in a Chinese laboratory and was not the result of a natural occurrence.

Five scientists who conducted the study discovered an unusual ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as the pathogen behind COVID-19 is called, to easily infect humans.

The scientists said there is no sign so far that the virus can be found in other animals, including bats or the exotic wildlife sold for fresh meat at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first identified and where China maintains a major laboratory studying such viruses.

A laboratory-treated coronavirus also could have escaped the facility through an accidental infection of a staff member who then visited the Wuhan wild animal market, Mr. Petrovsky said. Other potential sources include inappropriate disposal of medical waste at a Wuhan laboratory or transmission from a cat or other animal that came into contact with infected waste.

they left out one nefarious means of transmission. the coverup was during the flee from that city to many points across the globe.

So those who shell out the big bucks for a status symbol Iphone have the pleasure of Apple tracking their travel, even on foot. And, of course, Apple would never actually ID the individual phone, ever. Not once. Perish the thought. Just because they can doesn’t at all mean they would.

buckeyeminuteman | May 27, 2020 at 10:48 am

So the rats are like modern day humans; disposing of their young when convenient for themselves.

“China’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday that testing of samples from a Wuhan food market, initially suspected as a path for the virus’s spread to humans, failed to show links between animals being sold there and the pathogen.”

So we are back to the initial assumption that the virus originated from that Wuhan lab?

“With cases on track to nearly double in the month of May,”

Since “cases” is an utterly meaningless metric, I stop reading what the author has written when I see that word used. It shows that the author (not Leslie) is too ignorant to deserve any attention.

    Liz in reply to gibbie. | May 27, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I think that the number of cases in your own state has meaning, if you understand how they are counted.

    For example, does the state track actual positive individual cases vs “presumed”. Are the cases based on the virus test, or the antibody test, or both, since the antibody tests indicates past infection, not a current infection.

    I look for trends in the number & type of tests, the number of positives, the demographics of age, sex, race, and the location of the cases. If there are significant changes, then I look to see if the state explains the changes.

    Recently, there was a large increase in testing and cases, but the state was testing in LTCs, prisons, and certain industries. The age and sex demographics of cases has changed to younger males, but the deaths are still in the 65+ population.

    I don’t believe that the numbers are 100% correct because there are humans involved and errors will be made. I don’t trust the numbers of other states, because I have not really tracked the information. But, checking the stats helps me understand what is happening in the state and in my city.

now we know why the cdc has made so many mistakes, they have been studying rats instead of things like quality control in testing kits

Mogadishu on the East River. Finally, NYC can be the international city it has dreamed of being…. First World for the elite and Third world for the rest. Since the rats haven’t abandoned NYC yet, there is still the opportunity to drive the city further down.

The more complex the city and the more unbalanced its sustainability, the easier it is to collapse it. Disease has always gotten its best foothold in cities.

healthguyfsu | May 27, 2020 at 2:12 pm

China, in cooperation with no one, declares itself “not it”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Cuomo Granted Immunity To Nursing Home Executives, After Big-Money Campaign Donation: Report

any other NON-PAYWALL source for the wsj story?
can’t read the source.

We have more rats in our government. No hyperbole, either.

BierceAmbrose | May 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

CDC warns of cannibal rats, n CCP declares it didn’t start in the lab or wet market in Wuhan.

Well, I guess we know now not to worry about aggressive cannibal rats, and it probably started in the wet market lab.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to BierceAmbrose. | May 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    CDC is 100% featherbedded jobs as is true of almost all government agencies at all levels of government, i.e., city, county, state – especially with proper use of today”s computer technology…….

BierceAmbrose | May 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm

Why is the CDC on about rats?

Where’s the next corona-pocalypse gonna start? How do we detect it? What do we do about it?

Where’s my mitigations to get on the sniffles track for the Wu-Flu, vs. the die drowning in your own lungs? What’s the list? How do I know when, and if it’s working?

How’s those Mighty Llama treatments coming? You know, the not a vaccine ones, that won’t be disabled by annual mutations in the Kung-Flu?

BTW, why are we still having to guess months ahead which mutation of flu will spread each year?

Having solved all other problems, the CDC is now tracking rats … as in someone else’s problem. I have mice in my kitchen; when they gonna fix that?

BierceAmbrose | May 27, 2020 at 7:02 pm

So, our epidemic models are all crap, including, perhaps especially, knowing the uncertainty around each prediction.

If the CDC doesn’t know that already, what good are they?

BierceAmbrose | May 27, 2020 at 7:12 pm

This thing has been out of control, and mostly remains so. If this thing is out of control, resolving on its own, and your’e “The Center for Disease Control”, what good are you?

Maybe spend less time burying inconvenient studies on “gun violence”, or maybe even don’t do those at all.

Zoom ahead to 1:10