January 27, 2020
Basically at this point, we’re all infected with the coronavirus. Meaning if you don’t have an immune system capable of fighting it off, you’re a walking corpse.
Maybe now you people can understand why I make such a big deal over health and fitness.
China’s health minister Ma Xiaowei made a startling statement Sunday about the Wuhan coronavirus: He said people can spread it before they become symptomatic.
“This is a game changer,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a longtime adviser to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s much harder to contain a virus — to track down a patient’s contacts and quarantine them immediately — if the patient was spreading the disease for days or weeks before they even realized they had it.
“It means the infection is much more contagious than we originally thought,” said Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “This is worse than we anticipated.”
Ma didn’t explain why he thinks the virus can be spread before someone has symptoms. If the Chinese health minister is right — and there are those who doubt him — that means the five confirmed cases in the United States might have been infectious while traveling from Wuhan to Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington state, even if they had no symptoms at the time.
On Sunday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the risk to the American public for contracting this virus continues to be low.
Basically, the only way that is true is if it doesn’t mutate and become dangerous to white people.
But the fact that it is now contagious during incubation means that it has already mutated. Neither SARS nor MERS (the other two coronaviruses) had this feature.
“We at CDC don’t have clear evidence that patients are infectious before symptom onset, but we are actively investigating that possibility,” Messonnier said.
“We need to be preparing as if this is a pandemic, but I continue to hope that it is not,” she added.
You’d best start believing in Raccoon Cities.
You’re in one.
The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 50 people in China and infected thousands there, and spread as far as the US, France and Canada.
US health officials believe the Wuhan virus has an incubation period of about two weeks, CDC officials said Friday during a media briefing.
“Based on what we know now about this virus, our concern for transmission before symptoms develop is low, so that is reassuring,” Dr. Jennifer Layden, an epidemiologist with the Illinois Department of Health, said at the Friday briefing.
The update on Sunday from the Chinese health minister should encourage health officials to change that thinking, some infectious disease experts told CNN.
“Assuming that Ma is correct, we’re going to have to re-evaluate our strategy, that’s for sure,” Schaffner said.
Dr. Paul Offit, another longtime CDC adviser, said given Ma’s news, he thinks health officials should alert people on the flights that the three US patients took from Wuhan that they might have traveled with someone who was infectious.
“I think the conservative thing to do would be to cast a wider net,” he said.
The conservative thing to do would be to quarantine the cities where these infections have been found like China is doing.
But the US is a very liberal country.
So we’re just going to let millions of people die in a pandemic.
NIH doctor wants US to inspect Chinese data
The United States’ top infectious disease doctor wants a team of CDC disease detectives to go to China and check on these crucial questions about how the Wuhan coronavirus is spreading.
But there’s something stopping them: China first has to invite the CDC.
“Up to now, to my knowledge, we have not been invited,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health, said Sunday.
NIH and CDC are separate divisions of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The implications of Ma’s statement that the coronavirus is transmissible before symptoms are so important “that in my mind it’s absolutely critical that we ourselves see the data, because what goes on over there has implications for what happens here,” Fauci said.
He added that to his knowledge, the Chinese did not tell US health authorities that the virus could spread before someone is symptomatic, a crucial aspect of any disease investigation. He said he learned about it after reading a CNN reporter’s email.
Fauci said that CDC disease detectives would need to see precisely how Chinese health authorities have gathered their data and how they came to their conclusion.
“To my knowledge, we have not seen the precise minute, granular data and how they collected it,” he said. “We need to get to the real bottom line of how they collected their data and see if it’s valid.”
“The Chinese have good people. I don’t want to impugn their capabilities,” Fauci added. “But when it’s something as important as this, our people who are trained epidemiologists need to go over their data and the best way to do that is go there and see how they’re collecting it.”
America, Canada and France apparently don’t have any good people, because none of these countries will tell us the race of the victims of this disease, which is basically the single most important factor in knowing if millions of our people are going to die.
If it basically only infects Mongoloids, as was the case with SARS, then we don’t have to make a big issue out of quarantining people. If, however, it is infecting non-Asians, then – well, I guess it’s already too late so it really doesn’t matter, but the fact that they won’t simply say the race of these people is infuriating.
Like, would it actually be politically incorrect to say the race of the infected?
I mean, we have as a part of medicine the fact that certain races experience certain health issues:
- Cystic fibrosis, the most common life-limiting autosomal recessive disease among people of Northern European heritage
- Sickle-cell anemia, most prevalent in populations with sub-Saharan African ancestry but also common among Latin American, Middle Eastern populations, as well as those people of South European regions such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy
- Thalassemia, most prevalent in populations having Mediterranean ancestry, to the point that the disease’s name is derived from Greek thalasson, “sea”
- Tay–Sachs disease, an autosomal recessive disorder most common among Ashkenazi Jews, French Canadians of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Cajuns of Louisiana and Old Order Amish of Pennsylvania
- Hereditary hemochromatosis, most common among persons having Northern European ancestry, in particular those people of Celtic descent
- Hermansky–Pudlak syndrome, most common among Puerto Ricans
- Finnish heritage diseases, autosomal recessive diseases that are far more common among Finns
- Many disorders that are much more common in Ashkenazi Jews
Furthermore: can you even be politically incorrect against Asians?
I thought the fact that they were discriminated against in Affirmative Action basically meant that they are on the same level as whites in terms of the progressive stack?
Does a normal person not think that political correctness is out of control when we’re being told that we’re all going to die from a plague, but that we can’t be informed about the most fundamental detail of the plague because it is against political correctness?
This is literally worse than trannies.
It just makes me want to scream.