DATA DEPENDENT: Breaking down the COVID-19 outbreak (02/29/2020) – Scientific Inquirer

Country or territory[a] Confirmed Deaths Recoveries[b]

China (mainland)[c] 79,251 2,835 39,246
South Korea 3,150 17 28
Italy 1,128 29 46
International conveyance[d] 705 6 10
Iran[e] 593 43 123
Japan 241 5 42
Singapore 102 0 72
Hong Kong 94 2 33
Germany 79 0 16
France 73 2 12
United States 66 0 7
Spain 50 0 2
Kuwait 45 0 –
Thailand 42 0 28
Bahrain 41 0 –
Taiwan 39 1 9
Australia 25

Man in Washington state first in US to die from new virus – Nwo Report

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the person who died was a man from Washington state.

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is considered small. Worldwide, the number of people sickened by the virus hovered Friday around 83,000, and there were more than 2,800 deaths, most of them in China. – COVID-19 virus detected in pet dog

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today said … that it received a referral from the Department of Health on February 26 that the dog, belonging to a patient infected with COVID-19, will be handed over to it.

It picked up the dog from a residential flat in Tai Hang that day and sent it to the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Nasal and oral cavity samples from the dog tested weak positive for COVID-19. The dog does not have any related symptoms.

The dog is currently the only one under quarantine at this animal keeping facility, the department said, adding that its staff will step up cleansing and disinfection of the facility.

At present, the department does not have evidence that pet animals can be infected with COVID-19 or can be a source of infection to people.

Coronavirus update: WHO upgrades COVID-19 risk to ‘very high’ as Iran, Italy cases spread around the world – ABC News

Global figures…

  • Mainland China: 79,250 cases, 2,835 deaths
  • South Korea: 2,931 cases, 21 deaths
  • Japan: 933 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 10 deaths
  • Italy: 888 cases, 15 deaths
  • Iran: 388 cases, 34 deaths
  • Hong Kong: 94 cases, 2 deaths
  • Singapore: 93 cases
  • United States: 63 cases
  • France: 57 cases, 2 deaths
  • Germany: 48 cases
  • Kuwait: 45 cases
  • Thailand: 41 cases
  • Bahrain: 36 cases
  • Taiwan: 34 cases, 1 death
  • Spain: 32 cases
  • Malaysia: 23 cases
  • Australia: 23 cases
  • United Kingdom: 20 cases
  • United Arab Emirates: 19 cases
  • Vietnam: 16 cases
  • Canada: 14 cases
  • Macau: 10 cases
  • Switzerland: 8 cases
  • Sweden: 7 cases
  • Iraq: 7 cases
  • Norway: 6 cases
  • Croatia: 5 cases
  • Israel, Oman, Greece: 4 cases each
  • Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
  • India, Romania, Austria : 3 cases each
  • Pakistan, Russia, Finland, Mexico, Lebanon: 2 cases each
  • Egypt,
    Algeria, Afghanistan, North Macedonia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania,
    Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Belarus, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia,
    Northern Ireland, Denmark, Brazil, New Zealand, Nigeria, Iceland, San
    Marino, Azerbaijan, Monaco, Estonia,: 1 case each

The Hong Kong Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation confirmed the news in a statement.

The department said that it received a referral from
the Department of Health on February 26 that the dog, belonging to a patient infected with COVID-19, would be handed over to it.

It picked up the dog from a residential flat in Tai Hang, near Causeway Bay. Nasal and oral cavity samples from the dog tested weak positive.

There is currently no evidence pet animals can be a source of infection to people.

Coronavirus update: Latest news on COVID-19 after Australia activates emergency plan – ABC News

In Japan, a woman who had the virus and recovered tested positive for a second time — and second positive tests have also been reported in China.

… just because you’ve had the disease once, that doesn’t make you immune from getting it again.

Experts have a few explanations for this:

  • The discharged patients might not have built up enough antibodies to develop immunity to SARS-CoV-2, and are being infected again.
  • The virus could be “biphasic” — which means it lies dormant before creating new symptoms
  • Some cases of “reinfection” could be attributed to testing discrepancies

Song Tie, from a local disease control centre in China’s Guangdong province, said as many as 14 per cent of discharged patients in the province had tested positive again.

But he said none of those patients appeared to have infected anyone else.

Adam Kamradt-Scott, a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Sydney, said the second infection was usually less severe

How Australia defied global health authority on coronavirus | The Wentworth Report

Why were the Australians ahead of the world? For a very simple reason. They don’t trust the WHO. The information from multiple international sources is that the WHO is under intense pressure from the Chinese government, and succumbing to it.

The Australian Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy, told the NSC that it was medically inexplicable that the WHO hadn’t already declared a global pandemic.

Oregon’s first coronavirus case emerges, involves employee at elementary school | WTTV CBS4Indy

The Lake Oswego School District sent a robocall to parents saying that Forest Hills Elementary will be closed until Wednesday so it can be deep-cleaned by maintenance workers.

Health authorities planned to spend the weekend scrambling to find everyone the unidentified person, who has been hospitalized, had been in contact with.

Hours before the case emerged, the state ramped up efforts to combat an outbreak amid potential challenges, including closing schools, businesses and events, and sustained shortages of medical supplies.

As bats get blamed for coronavirus, the big problem is actually ‘human assaults on the environment’ | The Canary

speculation about which wild creature originally harbored the virus obscures a more fundamental source of our growing vulnerability to pandemics: the accelerating pace of habitat loss.

Since 1940, hundreds of microbial pathogens have either emerged or reemerged into new territory where they’ve never been seen before. … more than two-thirds—originate in wildlife.

During The 70’s, The CIA Created A “Robot Dragonfly Spy” – Nwo Report

thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, it’s known that they created a robot dragonfly to spy on us.

Newly-released CIA documents show how the espionage agency developed a robot dragonfly spy. The tiny aerial surveillance device – known as the “insectothopter” – was built in the 1970s according to the CIA Museum, where it has been displayed for 16 years. But blueprints for the robotic insect were released this week by the U.S. spy agency to the website The Black Vault. Those blueprints reveal the finely honed microengineering behind the little spy machine.

The Media’s Deafening Silence on Mike Bloomberg’s Ties to Epstein and Other Criminals | Aletho News

one clear weakness of Bloomberg’s has thus far evaded meaningful media coverage: his ties to key players in the Epstein scandal, including Leslie Wexner, Ghislaine Maxwell and even Jeffrey Epstein himself.