The blue masks do nothing..The masks don't protect you ..they are there for You not to give it to someone else, if you have it... It's not airborne..Its why surgeons and nurses wear masks..so they dont infect the patient..like in surgery..This makes the entire thing kafkaesque. on an aside..once the science of growing organs in pigs takes off and becomes common place..then you will see the equivalence of a fourlane highway for virii endemic only to swine come in..including the ebola family..
I find it Reprehensible ZH put this out condeming and outing this man because he was a star researcher, international experts admiiedly by ZH at least 80 others working globally on the same thing or parallel research.
In light of growing speculation, most of it within less than official circles, that the official theory for the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic, namely because someone ate bat soup at a Wuhan seafood and animal market...
Bat Man, King Of Bats
.. is a fabricated farce, and that the real reason behind the viral spread is because a weaponized version of the coronavirus (one which may have originally been obtained from Canada), was released by Wuhan's Institute of Virology (accidentally or not), a top, level-4 biohazard lab which was studying "the world's most dangerous pathogens", perhaps it would be a good idea for the same Wuhan Institute of Virology to remove the following "help wanted" notice, posted on November 18, 2019, according to which the institute is seeking to hire one or two post-doc fellows, who will use "bats to research the molecular mechanism that allows Ebola and SARS-associated coronaviruses to lie dormant for a long time without causing diseases."
The right candidate will:
Have obtained or is about to obtain a PhD in life science/biomedical related fields; Have a reliable and rigorous work style, with strong independent scientific research ability and teamwork spirit; Have strong English communication and writing skills, have research papers published in the international mainstream academic journals Have a cell biology, immunology, genomics and other relevant background experience is preferred;
The full job posting, which can still be found on the Wuhan Institute of Virology website can be found here (and screengrabbed below as it will be gone within a few hours).
And google translated:
Why is this notable? Because as it turns out, this is a job posting for the lab of Dr. Peng Zhou (周鹏), Ph.D., a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Leader of the Bat Virus Infection and Immunization Group. Some more on Zhou's background from the Institute (google translated):
He received his PhD in Wuhan Virus Research Institute in 2010 and has worked on bat virus and immunology in Australia and Singapore. In 2009 , he took the lead in starting the research on the immune mechanism of bat long-term carrying and transmitting virus in the world. So far, he has published more than 30 SCI articles, including the first and corresponding author's Nature , Cell Host Microbe and PNAS . At present, research on bat virus and immunology is continuing, and it has received support from the National "You Qing" Fund, the pilot project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the major project of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Below is a list of several recent papers published by Dr. Zhou
Dampened STING-Dependent Interferon Activation in Bats Fatal swine acute diarrhoea syndrome caused by an HKU2-related coronavirus of bat origin IFNAR2-dependent gene expression profile induced by IFN-α in Pteropus alecto bat cells and impact of IFNAR2 knockout on virus infection Immunogenicity of the spike glycoprotein of Bat SARS-like coronavirus Bat severe acute respiratory syndrome-like coronavirus ORF3b homologues display different interferon antagonist activities
Which brings us to the punchline: courtesy of the Wuhan institute of virology, here is a press release from Dr. Zhou's lab titled "How bats carry viruses without getting sick":
Bats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola, Marburg, Hendra, Nipah, and SARS-CoV, and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against illness without triggering a heightened immune reaction.
"We believe there is a balance between bats and the pathogens they carry," says senior author Peng Zhou. "This work demonstrated that in order to maintain a balance with viruses, bats may have evolved to dampen certain pathways."
In humans and other mammals, an immune-based over-response to one of these and other pathogenic viruses can trigger severe illness. For example, in humans, an activated STING pathway is linked with severe autoimmune diseases.
"In human history, we have been chasing infectious diseases one after another," says Zhou, "but bats appear to be a 'super-mammal' to these deadly viruses." By identifying a weakened but not defunct STING pathway, researchers have some new insight into how bats fine-tune antiviral defenses to balance an effective, but not an overt, response against viruses.
The authors hypothesize that this defense strategy evolved as part of three interconnected features of bat biology: they are flying mammals, have a long lifespan, and host a large viral reservoir.
"Adaptation to flight likely caused positive selection of multiple bat innate immune and DNA damage repair genes," Zhou says. These adaptations may have shaped certain antiviral pathways (STING, interferon, and others) to make them good viral reservoir hosts and achieve a tolerable balance."
And just in case, here is a google-translated press release from Jan 18, 2019 describing the achievements of Dr. Peng Zhou:
Wuhan has the first person in the global bat immunity research: "I rushed forward with a sword"
Changjiang Daily Financial Media May 4 hearing last month as they tied for first author made a "natural", in recent years, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan virus after 80 young researchers Zhou Peng has been in the "natural", "American Academy of Sciences ”And other international authoritative magazines published 28 papers, becoming academic stars. In an interview with reporters recently, he introduced that young scientists do not rely on genius to hold, but rely on "super confident".
It is understood that Zhou Peng is the pioneer of global bat immune system research. "Bats carry viruses but do not get sick. They have not been researched by scientists before, and certainly have specificity different from other species, but this is like you know the beginning and Ending without knowing how the story happened. " After more than 10 years of research, Zhou Peng discovered that an antiviral immune channel called "interferon gene-stimulating protein-interferon" in the bat's body was inhibited, so that the bat could just resist the disease without triggering a strong immune response. The results were published in Cells, Hosts and Microorganisms, which aroused the attention of the academic community.
Zhou Peng, a student of undergraduate bioengineering, experienced SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in his junior year, which made him interested in the virus: "A small virus makes the world mess." He was admitted to the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the postgraduate level, and studied under Shi Zhengli, a bat expert. Focusing on the virus carried by the bat, then I was wondering if the bat's immune system is special. "
After graduating from the PhD, he entered the Australian Animal Health Laboratory and became the first person in the global bat immunity research. "I went through 4 years of trial and error, groped in the dark, and hit the South Wall numerous times. I still remember a 'darkest moment' 'In the local cold winter, I was holding the frostbite knee, sitting at the beach, and asking myself why this was the case.'
He began to learn Australian jokes and inspired himself. In 2016, during postdoctoral studies at Duke University-National University of Singapore Medical School, he was concerned that a certain interferon in bats is always maintained at a high level. This paper became the cover article of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Bat Immunity "This door was opened, and more and more people in the world are paying attention to this field." Our generation, when we were in college, watched "The Forrest Gump" and "Redemption of Shawshank" and taught us stupidity and perseverance. I I feel like I am carrying a sword and rushing forward. "
After returning to China in 2016, Zhou Peng returned to his alma mater to become a little-known young researcher. "In the long run, bats carry the virus without getting sick. It is hoped that humans can learn how to fight the virus, but this is still far from industrialization. Far, the road ahead is long, and we must remain 'super confident' and continue to move forward. "(Reporter Li Jia correspondent Chen teased Li Li intern Luo Yameng)
And here is the man, the myth, the bat-god himself: Peng Zhou. Peng Zhou NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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His bio (source):
Peng Zhou, Ph.D., researcher, team leader of bat virus infection and immunity. He successively obtained bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Henan University (2004) and Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010). During his doctorate, he was sent to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory for study. He then carried out research work at Duke-Nus Medical College in Australia and Singapore. He has long been engaged in the research of new virus epidemiology and bat antiviral immunity, revealing that bats carry SARS, MERS, and Ebola for a long time but do not have their own immune mechanisms.
Currently he is hosting and undertaking 3 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Special project and a major national science and technology project - a major project for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Currently published 28 SCI papers, including Nature, Cell Host Microbe, PNAS and other articles SCI papers, including Nature, Cell Host Microbe, PNAS and other articles published by the first or corresponding author. It is at the forefront of the world in the field of bat and virus research.
So to summarize:
One of China's top virology and immunology experts was and still works at China's top-rated biohazard lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which some have affectionately called the real Umbrella Corp. Since 2009, Peng has been the leading Chinese scientist researching the immune mechanism of bats carrying and transmitting lethal viruses in the world. His primary field of study is researching how and why bats can be infected with some of the most nightmarish viruses in the world including Ebola, SARS and Coronavirus, and not get sick. He was genetically engineering various immune pathways (such as the STING pathway in bats) to make the bats more or less susceptible to infection, in the process potentially creating a highly resistant mutant superbug. As part of his studies, Peng also researched mutant Coronavirus strains that overcame the natural immunity of some bats; these are "superbug" Coronavirus strains, which are not resistant to any natural immune pathway, and now appear to be out in the wild. As of mid-November, his lab was actively hiring inexperienced post-docs to help conduct his research into super-Coronaviruses and bat infections.
Peng's work on virology and bat immunology has received support from the National "You Qing" Fund, the pilot project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the major project of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
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Something tells us, if anyone wants to find out what really caused the coronavirus pandemic that has infected thousands of people in China and around the globe, they should probably pay Dr. Peng a visit.
Or at least start with an email: Dr Peng can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and his phone# is 87197311. Health Medical Pharma
Conspiracy theories abound on how Wuhan coronavirus outbreak happened
Controlled release of data and information by Chinese authorities in connection with Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has seen several conspiracy theories hitting the Internet and spreading fast over social media.
Prabhash K Dutta
January 29, 2020UPDATED: January 29, 2020 13:26 IST
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Passengers leaving leaving China from Wuhan airport are being screened for symptoms related to coronavirus infection. (Photo: PTI)
Coronavirus outbreak continues to stay as global health challenge
Conspiracy theorists claim that coronavirus outbreak is a planned attack
Some others blame coronavirus outbreak on leakage of bio-weapon
Coronavirus is a global scare now. There are no signs yet that the outbreak of 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been contained in Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic in China.
The fact that the administration has been selective in providing information to international agencies and media -- despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's public statement of keeping the fight against coronavirus outbreak a transparent affair - misinformation has taken the centre-stage on social media.
Many conspiracy theories are doing rounds on Facebook, Twitter WhatsApp and their Chinese parallels.
Scientific magazine Nature has quoted international health workers as saying that the case-report data that are being released by the Chinese authorities are incomplete. Researchers are struggling to accurately model the outbreak and predict how it might unfold.
This has given a field day to misinformation - due to lack of credible information - and conspiracy theories attributing the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak to leakage of biological weapon and what Chinese people eat.
A LEAKAGE OF BIO-WEAPON
This could be a case of fear-mongering at a time when health authorities around the world are on tenterhooks over the outbreak of coronavirus infection spreading from Hubei province of China.
The Washington Times published reports quoting a former Israeli intelligence officer to theorise that the coronavirus outbreak is actually the result of an escape of a biological weapon from a "mystery" lab in Wuhan.
That "mystery" lab is the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Wuhan is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. The former Israeli spy has been identified in the reports as an expert in virology (study of viruses) and claims that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had been engaged in development of secret biological weapon for Chinese military.
However, no health agency has backed their claim, which continued to gain traction from the fact that the authorities have pinpointed the source of Novel coronavirus -- from animals to humans - in a fish and animal market some 25-30 km from the virology lab.
It was in this fish and animal market that the coronavirus is believed to have infected humans first in early December. But alarm bells started ringing only on January 20, when 14 health workers treating pneumonia patients were reported ill. This was the first instance when human-to-human infection of coronavirus was confirmed in the current outbreak.
People wearing masks in a Japanese park the wake of coronavirus outbreaak in China. Japan has reported first confirmed case of coronavirus. The patient is a bus driver who ferried two groups of Chinese tourists in Japan. (Photo: PTI)
ESPIONAGE WITH CANADA CONNECTION
Another widely circulated theory of the coronavirus outbreak emerges from the sacking of two Chinese scientist couple working with the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Canada.
They along with their students had been sacked last year and escorted out of the building of the Winnipeg lab for suspected policy breach.
Now, many social media influencers are claiming that the Chinese scientists had sent coronavirus to Wuhan lab, the only Level-4 lab in China, last year.
The coronavirus escaped the Wuhan lab, it is being claimed, largely because the Chinese scientists lacked expertise in dealing with this particular virus, which is highly mutable strand of RNA (ribonucleic acid, which is protein with genetic properties).
The Canadian government has refuted such reports as "misinformation".
Soon after the coronavirus outbreak hit headlines across the globe, also surfaced claims linking it with a patent by the Pirbright Institute in England. The patent was filed in 2015 for developing a version of coronavirus for treatment of respiratory infections and diseases.
Conspiracy theorists called it a planned outbreak for the gain of pharma companies involved with coronavirus vaccination. They linked it with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is said to have funded both the Pirbright Institute and vaccine development.
One video clip and a screengrab of it showing a woman eating bat are being circulated with claims that the current strand of coronavirus has reached humans due to the eating habits of the Chinese people.
The woman is heard saying in the video that the cooked bat tastes like chicken meat. Some factchekers have traced the video to a Palau in western Pacific Ocean, and dated some time in 2016. The video is completely unrelated to Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
The fact that the authorities identified an animal market as the source of coronavirus outbreak and that bats could be a possible origin point have made people believe in misinformation coming with the old video.
BIGGER THAN CHINESE PROJECTION
In the backdrop of the Nature magazine saying that researchers are finding it difficult to gauge the extent and severity of the coronavirus outbreak due to controlled release of data and information by the Chinese authorities, a "Wuhan nurse" video is doing round with claims that more than 90,000 people have been infected with the 2019-novel coronavirus.
This is about 15 times more the figure of infected people put out by the Chinese government. According to official data, over 6,000 people have contracted the coronavirus infection and close to 130 deaths so far.
The video is said to be recorded by a nurse working in a Wuhan hospital. She is wearing a protective mask and does not identify herself as a health worker in the video, whose English translation is getting much traction on social media.
The authenticity of the video remains unverified mainly due to complete lockdown of Wuhan city and Hubei province of China.
But for the claim about the number of coronavirus infected people to be true, the R0 or R-naught need to be many times higher than what the World Health Organisation (WHO) said last week.
R0 refers to the number of people that the virus tends to infect from an already infected person.
The WHO said the current corornavirus has an estimated R0 of 1.4 to 2.5. For 90,000 people to have been infected since the outbreak of coronavirus, R0 should be around 14-15
I'm not going to write off the Dutch however as Purr just leaked her thoughtful designs seen for the first time exclusively here . She's not concerned with fashion and just has your, if you are a cat, health and safety as her utmoast goal.
Anxieties about the knock-on impact to the global economy from the coronavirus outbreak, which appears on track to shave whole percentage points off China's GDP, have pushed stock futures back into the red Thursday morning.
But during an interview with Maria Bartiromo that aired on Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross argued that
the North American economy might benefit from the outbreak as companies "reevaluate their supply chains" to factor in emergent outbreak risk.
Bartiromo conceded that Ross had made an interesting point.
"Ah, that's a good point," Bartiromo responds.
While it might sound callous, we've heard this argument before: Remember when all the sell-side research departments advised that Hurricane Harvey would help boost GDP in the ensuing quarters?
Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder, chaos..."
"Look at all these little things, so busy now"...just some food for thought.
Suddenly..the haze just lifted..everything became crystal clear
W.H.O. Declares Global Emergency as Wuhan Coronavirus ...
3 hours ago - The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak was a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it emerged last month. The decision reversed the organization's decision just a week ago to hold off such a declaration.
Its going into its 3rd month..3rd! .Dec 1 being month 0....90K now projected. The PTB and MSM keep hyping it...yet only 200 dead as would be normally in a common cold..actually abnormally lower than a common cold flu with other strains of this very virus....which take 250K + annually..I have no doubt this affects the elderly or immune compromised people (diabetics transplants, etc)..Someone posted that they are being cremated immediately but not one report from a local cremation site.(especially at holocaust levels it would take).imo it may be fast as the hype goes but not any more serious than its other sibling it came from we universally have in our own bodies. I'm waiting for the PTB to say dont order from china..because...because..it survives long times on surfaces....(which it does not..thanks to normal air)..But Once they plant that bit of false information and it spreads...Chinas supply chains to the outside world will be totally broken..but ya know...life really is a two way street...or as they say that pendulum swings both directions.
If it results that that the virus has the same markers as the canadian one allegedly stolen or allowed to be passed on.....then the question is why are the Canadians working on such a weapon..as it sure wasn't looking or working on something that increased longevity..none of them are.
I’m not surprised at this outbreak. In natural populations of animals predator prey relationships maintain an equilibrium. In cases where the population exceeds predator prey equilibrium disease or famine affect control also for example some fish can switch gender. For the longest time humans have been pushing back with the advent of medical care and antibiotics. At some point the dam will break, possibly with some disease manufactured or otherwise for which we can’t control.