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    Daily Digest 2/12 – Nissan to shut Japan factory due to shortage of Chinese parts, Some coronavirus patients in Japan in serious condition

    by Daily Digest

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:41 AM

Economy

Coronavirus stretches limits of strained public health systems in Asia and beyond

Authorities in Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, have been ordered to confine people suspected of having the illness in “quarantine camps” reminiscent of makeshift hospitals seen a century ago during the outbreak of Spanish flu.
The hundreds of cots lined up side by side in such facilities illustrate the Everest-sized difficulties of isolating and treating thousands of patients at a time. So do scenes of people begging for treatment and being turned away from hospitals inundated with patients.

Some coronavirus patients in Japan in serious condition: sources

Some of the patients are elderly and have serious underlying diseases. One of them had a fever earlier this month and took a test for the flu, but the test was negative, according to the sources. The person later tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Panic buying, mistrust and economic woes as Japan reels from coronavirus outbreak

Some shops have put up posters informing customers that they will only be permitted to purchase a limited number of face masks per person, while there are signs in office washrooms and public bathrooms advising people to wash their hands thoroughly

Nissan to shut Japan factory due to shortage of Chinese parts

In fact, many of the world’s biggest car makers are dealing with dwindling supplies as factories across China remain closed.
China is the world’s manufacturing powerhouse and a major part of the global supply chain for the automotive industry, making key parts and components. Hubei, where the coronavirus outbreak first started, is a major car manufacturing hub.

Coronavirus: China’s firms face grim reality as help from Beijing could take too long to trickle down

Many of these small businesses – the source of economic vigour and the backbone of employment in China – are now racing against time to survive, with a survey showing that two thirds only have enough cash reserves for two months.

Coronavirus: Santa Clara County to declare local health emergency, resident under quarantine shares support

These actions empower the County to more effectively respond to the outbreak, seek and utilize mutual aid, potentially obtain reimbursement, and ensure that the County’s public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to keep the community safe.”

TREASURIES-Yield curve inverts on coronavirus-linked demand

Driving the market are “concerns that the coronavirus is not dying down. That it’s going to have a big impact on global growth and could be the tipping point to push the economy into a recession,” said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president, fixed income trading at D.A. Davidson.

 

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11 Comments

  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 10:01am

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    David Allan

    David Allan

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    Covid - not such a bad name

    I was worried it could be

    Deadly Asian Viral Infection Disease

    Even worse would have been

    Ace2 Docking Asian Menace

    or

    Chronic Hubei Respiritory Infection Syndrome   😉

     

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 10:29am

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    blackeagle

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    Virus naming jokes

    Did you think of the long term negative effect if these acronyms catch-up?

    This post should be removed.

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 11:10am

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    thc0655

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    “Black humor”

    black humor


    noun

    a form of humor that regards human suffering as absurd rather than pitiable, or that considers human existence as ironic and pointless but somehow comic.
    I say if you can’t laugh at your problems and adversaries, then you’re losing and being defeated by them. I say, black eagle, that we don’t censor humor we don’t like or don’t “get.”

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 12:32pm

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    ezlxq1949

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    Coulda been Corvid

    but that’d be nothing to CROW about, hee hee.

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 2:41pm

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    thc0655

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    Woman wearing mask to avoid Wuhu Flu outraged when bank calls the police on her

    https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/woman-wearing-mask-to-ward-off-coronavirus-outraged-that-bank-called-police-amDIb9NXFk6RxjVvdTlSRA

    Dearborn, MI – A Michigan woman who wore a black face mask plastered with a sharp-toothed smile into a bank was outraged when a teller locked the building down and called police.

    When Amanda Ulmen waltzed into the KeyBank on North Telegraph Road wearing her mask on Monday, a teller immediately asked her to remove it, Ulman told WAGA.

    Ulman refused to comply.

    “They kept saying that it was for their protection,” she complained to WAGA. “And I don’t understand what my mask has to do with their protection.”

    The teller then began enacting emergency protocols.

    “She jumps on the phone after she pushes this button – which I assume is the panic button – and I hear this giant locking sound,” Ulmen told WAGA.

    No one at the bank ever said anything about feeling intimidated or scared by her mask while they were waiting for police to arrive, she said.

    “Nothing about the design, absolutely nothing about freaking them out [or] anything,” Ulmen said.

    She told WAGA that she has a compromised immune system, so she wore the mask to avoid contracting coronavirus.

    “I do [get sick] every year. I do catch – if it’s influenza A, B, strep throat – when I heard everything about the coronavirus it scared me,” she said.

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 3:50pm

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    David Allan

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    A rocky road...

    My 21 year old step son would agree with Blackeagle on this one. He (my stepson) would object to the black humor and be offended by the Asian references. He is at university and in spiral dynamics terms has been infected by that unhealthy expression of the green meme that takes offense at everything. Green is the pluralistic,postmodern, multi perspectival level which embodies sensitivity and inclusivity when expressed in a healthy way. But it can also manifest as excessive politi cal correctness.

    As Chris and Peter Boghossian discussed recently you can no longer tell the truth about certain topics in Universities (eg.different aptitudes of the sexes) for fear of offending someone.  Humour is even more complex as causing offense is often part of the mix. It’s a rocky road to embark on censorship simply because someone might be offended.

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  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 10:14pm

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    ezlxq1949

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    Delicate blossoms

    This is one reason I never went into politics. No matter how carefully one said something, no matter how general and bland one made one’s statements, there was absolutely always someone out there available to be offended by it.

    And if not offended by what one did say, then offended by what one did not say.

    Pah.

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  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - 3:42am

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    blackeagle

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    Humor

    David,

    I agree that those days it is hard to publicly tell things as it used to be in the past, and this is something that bothers me a lot.

    Your first post brings a few comments. You put your own name first, which is self-mockery and set the context for your joke. Second, Chris and Adam having nothing to do in the cause of this virus, may feel uncomfortable to see their name associated to it (I will not speak much for them. They are big boys). The last comment, which is the subject of my initial post is this one: using the terms “Hubei” and “Asian Menace”. These are the two items that I see that could have long term effect. Hubei and Asian people did not make this virus. They are in fact the first victims: clinically, economically, socially, you name it. The use of these words is maladroit knowing that these people are already stigmatized. Just look around you in the news to see what I mean.

    Thc0665,

    Black humor? It is an art. It is a way to ridicule a situation, or something, someone, an organization, a group, or whatever that IS THE DIRECT CAUSE of our troubles, without harming others that are victims as well as we are.

    Regards

    JM

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  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - 6:57am

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    thc0655

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    This guy is NOT being taken to quarantine against his will

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  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - 8:36am

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    HappyCamper

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    Coronavirus Epidemic Underestimated?

    Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials ‘removed’ as death toll rises- BBC News

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEKXaxiBiw4

    Coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19 cases spike on quarantined cruise ship docked in Japan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8fQR1N34dA

    Coronavirus Epidemic Underestimated? – Zooming In

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yZliBftSaM

    In China, political fallout from novel coronavirus outbreak continues

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmaoFyrTzR0

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  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - 8:54am

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    HappyCamper

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    Protection may depend on resources

    Unmasked: Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19

    http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/02/unmasked-experts-explain-necessary-respiratory-protection-covid-19

    Inside a lab where scientists are working urgently to fight the coronavirus outbreak

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/02/14/inside-lab-where-scientists-are-working-urgently-fight-coronavirus-outbreak/

    CDC confirms 15th case of coronavirus in the United States

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-confirms-15th-case-of-coronavirus-in-the-united-states/ar-BBZXRvM?li=BBnb7Kz

    an Diego lab claims to have discovered a coronavirus vaccine in 3 hours — but testing it will take months

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-vaccine-san-diego-lab-inovio-pharmaceuticals-discovered-drug-testing/

     

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