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    Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Says Coronavirus Infection Fatality Rate Could be as Low as 0.26%

    Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Says Coronavirus Infection Fatality Rate Could be as Low as 0.26%

    Study shows that patients no longer infectious after 11 days. Wuhan lab admits to having 3 live strains of bat coronavirus. Trump suspends travel from Brazil. 9th Circuit backs CA Gov. Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed.
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    Today’s update features news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    It appears the agency is, once again, adjusting estimates based on real numbers….in this case, as it relates to the infection fatality rate, which is more than ten times lower than initially assessed.

    New estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that COVID-19 may have an infection fatality rate as low as 0.26%, a number that is double the seasonal flu but significantly lower than earlier estimates.

    Determining the infection fatality rate of the illness has been a critical goal of scientists around the world since the discovery of the disease in late November. Infectious disease experts were shocked at the end of last year and into 2020 at both how quickly the disease spread and how many of those who became ill ultimately died.

    In early February, modelers at Imperial College London estimated that around 1% of infections of COVID-19 would ultimately result in death. That number, which is about 10 times higher than the seasonal flu, shocked much of the world, including the U.K. government and most of the 50 U.S. state governments, into shutting down major swaths of their economies and placing many of their citizens under strict stay-at-home orders.

    Study shows that coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days

    Another study offers a more robust understanding of how long a person could remain infectious.

    Coronavirus patients stop being infectious 11 days after contracting the disease — even if they still test positive for COVID-19 on day 12, according to a new study.

    Singaporean infectious disease experts said they found that the virus “could not be isolated or cultured after day 11 of illness,” according to a joint paper from the country’s National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Academy of Medicine.

    Researchers looked at the “viral load” in 73 COVID-19 patients to measure whether the bug was still viable and could infect anyone.

    “Based on the accumulated data since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the infectious period of [coronavirus] in symptomatic individuals may begin around 2 days before the onset of symptoms, and persists for about 7-10 days after the onset of symptoms,” the researchers wrote.

    Wuhan lab admits to having three live strains of bat coronavirus on site

    More news about a Chinese lab still retaining samples of bat coronavirus, despite the fact the nation’s researchers have clearly shown they cannot handle such items safely.

    The Chinese lab eyed as a potential source of COVID-19 has admitted having three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site — but insisted none are the source of the global pandemic.

    The Wuhan Institute of Virology has since 2004 “isolated and obtained some coronaviruses from bats,” its director Wang Yanyi said in an interview that aired Saturday, according to Agence France-Presse.

    “Now we have three strains of live viruses… But their highest similarity to SARS-CoV-2 only reaches 79.8 percent,” Yanyi said, referring to the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19.

    Trump suspends travel from Brazil as coronavirus pandemic worsens in South America

    President Donald Trump has suspended travel from Brazil to the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic worsens in South America’s largest nation.

    The president’s order, published Sunday, denies entry to “all aliens” who were in Brazil two weeks prior to their attempted entry into the United States. The order takes effect May 28 at 11:59 pm ET.

    Brazil has rapidly become one of the hardest hit countries in the world as the World Health Organzation warns that the epicenter of the pandemic has shifted from Europe and the U.S. to South America.

    “We’ve seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases and clearly there’s a concern across many of those countries, but certainly the most affected is Brazil at this point,” Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program, said Friday during a news briefing at the organizations Geneva headquarters.

    Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed

    Few surprises ever come from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.

    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a split 2-1 ruling denying the request for a temporary restraining order against Newsom’s in-church service ban filed this month by the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California.

    The ruling was issued late on Friday, the same day President Donald Trump demanded governors nationwide allow churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship to reopen immediately.


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    MAJack | May 25, 2020 at 10:44 am

    In a just world, the media of today should never be trusted again, on any subject. Read VDH today:

      buck61 in reply to MAJack. | May 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      a very accurate closing line in his essay
      “Trump’s antics simply lured the snails out of their shells and showed the public they were glorified slugs all along.”

    jmt9455 | May 25, 2020 at 10:56 am

    the Center for Deficiencies and Confusion…
    how could they be wrong!?
    they “feel like they are right”…

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 25, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Send in the Clowns ?

    Paul Joseph Watson

    Chandi Patah

    “The Chinese lab eyed as a potential source of COVID-19 has admitted having three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site — but insisted none are the source of the global pandemic.“

    Oh, really? History has clearly shown that outside of the secret police and certain aspects of the military Communist governments are notoriously corrupt and inefficient, capable of mind-numbingly stupid decisions. Chinese business thrives in no small measure because of widespread industrial espionage and slave labor. Even raw Communist propaganda – as churned our by the Chinese Communist Party – is so wacky and over the top that no one in the West would take it seriously if the MSM/DNC axis didn’t not carefully repackage it.

    So unless you think history has suddenly reversed itself and Communism is now a smoothly-operating system, of course there will be more bone-headed accidents like the one that released the Wuflu on the world.

      ronk in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | May 25, 2020 at 11:19 am

      just out of curiosity what were they doing with the three stains

        Uh …. it is an imperialist plot by the AmeriKKKan capitalist running dogs of war?

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to ronk. | May 25, 2020 at 12:34 pm

        They’ll do what they did with the first. So expect the “second wave” of infections and illnesses to occur at some point quite soon now that the Wuhan virus/Wu Flu has turned out to be such a propaganda failure.

        DaveGinOly in reply to ronk. | May 25, 2020 at 3:04 pm

        Researchers go into the field and collect samples (blood, urine, dead bodies, etc.), bring them to the lab and then look to see what they have. In this instance, whatever samples they brought back had three separate strains. Knowing what strains are out there is important, because it can help researchers determine what genetic material is “conserved” from strain to strain in same virus complex (in this case SARS-Coronavirus). Conserved genetic material is often necessary to an organism’s existence, so is consistent from one strain to another. If that conserved genetic material is shown to provide a vulnerability, it can be a target for vaccines and medicines that may be effective against multiple strains.

    LookoutABear | May 25, 2020 at 11:29 am

    > New estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that COVID-19 may have an infection fatality rate as low as 0.26%, a number that is double the seasonal flu


    Seriously though, how do we know the actual rate for the flu? We don’t test for it as much as we test for this?

      Mac45 in reply to LookoutABear. | May 25, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Let me put this into perspective for you.

      All of this is based upon estimates. With regard to the influenza statistics, the CDC lumps confirmed influenza cases with unconfirmed cases having flu-like symptoms. This is because the vast majority of influenza cases are not tested or even reported, involving self treatment without a doctor visit. In fact, the CDC went back several years and changed the stats for flu deaths to only those confirmed to be influenza and eliminating the pneumonia and other respiratory deaths. This happened right after COVID became an issue and people began pointing out that the COVID death rate was not significantly higher than that of seasonal flus.

      In the case of COVID-19, many jurisdictions are counting all respiratory failure deaths as COVID, positive test or not, and some are classifying every death as COVID related, no matter what the symptoms, if there is a positive test for exposure, even postmortem. On the flip side, nasopharyngeal tests [nose swab tests] are counting all positive results for COVID exposure as indicating infection, even without symptoms. Now, these tests were never designed to establish the infective agent. When coupled with observed symptoms, a positive test for an infective agent, which causes similar symptoms, can establish that agent as being the LIKELY cause of the symptoms observed. The antibody testing does establish that there was some infection by the viral agent that the antibodies suppress. Nut, even these tests do not establish that the person is currently infected with the virus, only that he has been infected at some time. There is no current test which establishes that an asymptomatic person in currently infected or infectious.

      Any news, which diminishes the narrative of the COVID-19 virus as a catastrophic, apocalyptic disease, is mercilessly suppressed by the media and medical leadership.

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