Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
One would think the UN truth-seekers are there to get the facts, and alert other countries of risks. Right?
“the epidemic that has killed almost 500 people”
That’s in a city that has something like 11 million people in its metropolitan area. That doesn’t seem all that serious, but they seem to be acting like it’s a lot bigger. Per capita, Chicago has probably had that many gang murders over the past few weeks.
Our policy should probably be to assume a really bad scenario, since the Chinese probably don’t even have the truth.
any numbers comin out of Communist China is pure propaganda, and our corrupt media continues to accept them as gospel.
The number of dead is in the thousands...
How do they know the output of the crematoriums through the smokestacks isn’t spreading stuff airborne?
Betting that worker being interviewed is now in a re-education camp if not worse
And this is just ONE crematorium...
He said he had seen bad cases of flu routinely put on oxygen as part of standard treatment if they were ill enough to be hospitalized.
Anyone know if oxygen for hospitalized flu patients is unusual or fairly common?
That really doesn’t agree with the official Chinese government death toll numbers. 100 bodies a day in one city should really be pumping up the number of death numbers.
Oh, that would be bad for business and panic the Chinese people into thinking their government was not protecting them.
The death rate in china is about 7.7 people per 1.000 people per year.
(Look it up ,I did.)
Wuhan has 11,000,000 people, millions more than New York
11,000,000 divide by 1,000 times 7.7 dethe peer 1,ooo people equals 84,700 deaths a year to be expected in Wuhan.
Divide that by 365 days in a year equals 232 deaths a day normal in Wuhan.
So cremating 100 bodies a day may not be that unusual. -Tom