Coronavirus 2019-2020 thread (no unsubstantiated rumours!)


Hendrik_2000

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China ramp up the production of face mask and sanitizer
BYD Facility to Produce 5M Facial Masks, Sanitizers Daily
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March 23, 2020, 7:00 PM CDT
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Now here's another "Good Samaritan" worth mentioning. BYD, one of the biggest electric vehicle manufacturers in the world, has created a new plant in one of its industrial parks in Shenzhen, China. Its newly-built production facility will create sanitizers and facial masks, with its hundreds of staff working round the clock in day and night shifts. And its main goal? To produce disinfectants and face masks to keep up with their extremely high demand during this time. The plant, which can produce around five million masks and 300,000 bottles of disinfectant every day, is remarkable for its rapid response to the rising shortages of disinfectant and face masks in the country. It was only last January when BYD chairman and president Wang Chuanfu appointed a special task force for the project that consisted of leaders from different business divisions. It also comprised more than 3,000 engineers in the research and development, processing, design, and other departments. The task force was able to finish two months' worth of work in less than two weeks. This included creating a Research and Development and manufacturing process of face mask equipment within seven days. Normally, it takes around 15 to 30 days to produce these types of masks. BYD can produce around five to ten new mask-producing machines each day. This allows them to increase the number of masks that they can produce, which is around 300,000 to 500,000 units per day. Each machine consists of 1,300 parts, with almost 90 percent of these parts considered "self-made" by the company. Aside from these masks, the team has also developed medical-grade hand sanitizers all in the span of six days. These sanitizers were shipped to the front lines of the medical staff after just eight days.

Nurse with facial mask"Good Samaritans" in the Philippines
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On a similar vein, if you think we don't have
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that can also do something like this, then think again. Food and Beverage giant San Miguel Corporation (SMC) plans to give free alcohol and disinfectants to hospitals and villages in the Philippine capital region that are currently under quarantine. They also plan to donate them to
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). According to San Miguel President Ramon Ang, they are producing the said products in one of their Ginebra San Miguel Facility using fermented molasses at their gin distillery. They plan to donate the 70% ethyl alcohol in 20-liter containers and 1,000-liter tanks to hospitals and villages in the Philippine capital region The will also donate around 13,000 units of their own brand of disinfectant powders that they also use its farms and facilities. Meanwhile, Alliance Global group, parent of Emperador Inc. has also pledged to donate 1 million liters of rubbing alcohol. Initial deliveries have already been dispatched across the capital and provinces in central and southern Philippines. Also, Asia Brewery Inc. and Tanduay Distillers Inc. have started making their first batch of rubbing alcohol. Their target is to produce 190,000 liters and donate it to the Department of health, the police, and the military. Now that's what we call "bayanihan" on a massive scale.


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Hendrik_2000

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A hard hitting and wise word "A virus is nobody fault" it does not know American or Chinese democracy or Authoritarian all it know is find a cell to enter and multiply rapidly in order to attack another cell
So it is attack on Humanity and we better work together to overcome it instead of recrimination.
China has the industrial capacity and marshaling her formidable industrial might. China is the arsenal of humanity in fight against dangerous and invisible enemy

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KYli

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It is not isolated incidents anymore. Just be careful out there.
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Asian man spat on in latest coronavirus hate crime in Brooklyn station

A brute spat on an Asian man in a Brooklyn subway station in the latest
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, police sources said Wednesday.
The 26-year-old victim was on the Atlantic Avenue 2/3 platform in Downtown Brooklyn at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday when Nicholas Theodore, 19, allegedly spat in his face, police and sources said.

When the victim asked Theodore why he spat on him, he yelled, “You f–king Chinese spreading the coronavirus!,” according to sources.
Theodore then unzipped his jacket and motioned that he had a weapon, saying, “You wanna do this?,” police said.

The victim fled and flagged down two cops, who were able to arrest Theodore, police said.
This is the latest in a wave of suspected hate crimes amid the spread of the coronavirus.

Theodore was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and menacing and was issued a desk appearance ticket.
 

Tam

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Life under Chinese quarantine. Gweilo60 gets upgraded to a five star hotel while still paying the rates for the cheaper hotel. The government covers the cost of the hotel stay but there is a deadline to that, and both guests have to pay, at a big discounted cost though. However foreign expats are separated from their Chinese national spouses despite marital status. Mandatory tests are free though, and they appear to give you a few times of it during your quarantine. If you pass the quarantine and all the tests, you will get this certificate,


 

localizer

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China's numbers out:
 At 04:00 on March 25, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 67 new confirmed cases, all of which were imported cases abroad; 6 new deaths; and 58 new suspected cases. All are imported cases.
 

localizer

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Here are some retorts to anyone who charges China hid and delayed information... They wouldn't believe any information coming out of China anyway. Like climate change this would be a hoax so that China can destroy the economy having to spend all this money in preparing and dealing against it.

It conforms with pre-coronavirus beliefs on China.
Well the chloroquine thing came out of China and now lupus patients can't get their hands on it and people died from overdosing cuz someone just had to blurt out on national TV that it works.
 

AndrewS

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supercat

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China's numbers out:
 At 04:00 on March 25, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 67 new confirmed cases, all of which were imported cases abroad; 6 new deaths; and 58 new suspected cases. All are imported cases.
See table 1.

There is no new confirmed or suspected case in Hubei province, including Wuhan (table 2). I think Hubei is in the process of being reopened and Wuhan will be reopened gradually starting early April.

Active cases have been increasing in Hong Kong and Macau in recent days (chart).

Table 1:
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Table 2:
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Table 3:
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Chart:
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