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World alert: Governments prepare for pandemic – Scientists: ”Virus mutates aggressively”

Scientists around the world are now trying to find the antidote. Russia, China and laboratories in Europe are constantly testing to find the drug that will kill the virus.


Governments are preparing


More and more governments around the world are preparing and announcing emergency measures to be ready to manage the scenario in which the current coronavirus epidemic has become a pandemic.

Although the World Health Organization is distancing itself from declaring a pandemic for coronavirus, it is characteristic that the number of cases recorded worldwide is more than that recorded in China.

Many scientists believe that the window of opportunity for controlling the virus has now closed, and that States should henceforth put their weight on the proper preparation of their health systems to manage the outbreaks.

In this context, Australia has announced emergency measures, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying there is every indication that the world will be confronted with a pandemic, with Taiwan raising its backlash against the coronavirus, while in the US, the president Trump has appointed Vice President Mike Pence to handle this health crisis.

It is noteworthy that the US and South Korea have announced that they are suspending their joint military exercises due to the coronavirus while the IMF and World Bank spring meetings are in the air.

Scientists find that Covid-19 has a mutation of HIV type AIDS

While most scientists insist the new coronavirus did not come from humans, new research by scientists in China and Europe reveals that the disease exhibits an “HIV-type mutation” that allows it to bind to human cells up to 1,000 times stronger than the Sars virus, according to SCMP, according to Chinese media, but also according to theGuardian

It is recalled that at the end of January 2020, a team of scientists from India wrote in a scientific paper arguing that the coronavirus may have been genetically modified to incorporate parts of the HIV genome.

This unusual similarity of the nCoV protein as well as the HIV-1 gp120 and Gag are unlikely to be random in nature which means it is unlikely to occur naturally.
New research from a team from Nankai University believes that COV-19 does indeed exhibit an “HIV-type mutation” that allows it to enter the human body quickly by binding to an ACE2 receptor.

Highly contagious viruses, including HIV and Ebola, target an enzyme called furin, which acts as a protein activator in the human body.

When looking at the genome sequence of the new coronavirus, Professor Ruan Jishou and his team at Nankai University in Tianjin, found a portion of mutated genes that did not exist in Sars but were similar to those found in HIV and Ebola.
 
Coronavirus may indeed contain a specific HIV-like trait that makes it highly infectious, the result of a rather curious “mutation”.


”Headache” in Europe from the rapid spread of the virus

The epidemic of the new coronavirus is spreading with geometrical progress in European countries, with more and more new cases being added. The situation is still more critical in Italy, with the government ready to approve new financial measures.

More specifically, according to Italian media, cases in Italy amount to 474 and tomorrow the cabinet of Giuseppe Conte’s government is to adopt new financial measures in support of businessmen and all business affected by the virus.

First confirmed case in Vienna

Vienna has the first confirmed infection with the new coronavirus, as announced shortly before noon by the office of City Councilor Peter Hacker, responsible for Health in the City and Vienna State.

Without giving further details, which are expected to be given at a press conference later, the announcement states that this is an elderly man hospitalized at one of the municipal hospitals in the Austrian capital.

Switzerland: Three new confirmed cases

At the same time, the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Switzerland has increased to 4, the country’s health authorities announced today.

In the Geneva canton of western Switzerland, a man has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, and it has also been confirmed that a couple in the southeastern canton of Grayson have also been infected, they said in a statement.

Two new cases in the UK

Two new cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, bringing their total number to 15, England’s Archbishop Chris Whittier announced today.

“Patients have been infected with the virus in Italy and Tenerife and have been transferred to specialist NHS (National Health Service) treatment centers at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London,” it said in a statement.
 

Ten new cases in Germany

Ten new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been confirmed by authorities over the last 24 hours in Germany, with suspected cases being investigated in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia.

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M6.5 earthquake in Idaho. Is Yellowstone or Rainier next?

On the night of March 31 to April 1 (2020-03-31 23:52:31 (UTC)) in the USA, in Idaho,a M6.5 earthquake occurred. The epicenter of the seismic event lies at a depth of 10 km:

This seismic event has become the second strongest in the history of the state. The first place is occupied by an earthquake in the same area, on October 28, 1983, the magnitude of which was 6.9 points.

At the moment, information about the victims and damages is only being collected, but all this is not the main thing. The main thing here is different:

The Roller City of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada is is more than 700 km from the epicenter in the north direction, more precisely – a little to the north-west, or more precisely – along the line of the so-called Challis Arc:

The Challis Arc is a volcanic field with a length of about 1,500 kilometers, the origin of which is not very clear. It is assumed that the field appeared as a result of subduction of the ancient Kula / Farallon plate under North America:

The ancient plate partly sank, displacing magma, which, in turn, climbed out of volcanoes. The partly remains of Kula / Farallon were absorbed into the base of North America. All together, this led to the appearance of corrugated belts along the west coast. One of these belts is called the Challis Arc:

Thus, the epicenter was somewhere in a zone of very deep subduction and the earthquake mechanism there looks something like this:

That is why the earthquake was felt in Canada, that is, along the Challis Arc, but it did not spread a thousand kilometers to the West, East and South.

The mechanism of the earthquake is known, the earthquake is not very unusual, and the topic could be closed. However, the problem is that Utah and Idaho appear in a series of prophecies that promise a series of cataclysms to the United States. if we talk about earthquakes, we explained the mechanism above: the cause of the earthquake in Idaho and the previous earthquake in Utah are the ancient pieces of the lithosphere floating under the continent.

For some reason, fragments of these plates intensified: maybe they started to sink again, maybe they decided to float – we don’t know this. But we know that according to one theory, Yellowstone was the result of flooding / melting of fragments of the Farallon plate. The same goes for the Cascade Mountains. Therefore, if the Farallon plate suddenly became active – now we need to wait for major news from the Rainier volcano or even from the world-famous caldera!

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The sun affects the emergence of large-scale epidemics on Earth

A Serbian scientist saw a correlation between weak ultraviolet radiation and the emergence of large-scale epidemics of infectious diseases. Images from American satellites confirm that the ultraviolet radiation of the sun or the disinfection of the atmosphere at the time when COVID-19 appeared was even weaker than during the period of H1N1 propagation.

Let’s recall the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic. It spread, despite all the efforts of the World Health Organization. Of course, nothing could be done with this epidemic, since it erupted during the period of the weakest solar radiation. After all, just as after surgery, the surgical room is sterilized with ultraviolet lamps, the atmosphere of the earth naturally sterilizes ultraviolet solar radiation.

Low radiation and epidemics

The founder of heliocentric electromagnetic meteorology Milan Stevanchevich saw a correlation between weak ultraviolet radiation and the emergence of large-scale epidemics of infectious diseases. Although NASA has not yet linked these phenomena, images from American satellites confirm that the ultraviolet radiation of the sun at the time the coronavirus appeared was even weaker than during the period of H1N1 propagation. In 2009, the level of ultraviolet radiation of the sun was eight units, and in 2019 – only five units. The lack of ultraviolet radiation, that is, disinfection of the atmosphere, in both cases led to the unhindered spread of the virus in the northern hemisphere.

Seasonal character

The Belgrade School of Meteorology believes that the level of ultraviolet radiation is also seasonal. In winter, the level is much lower than in summer. During maximum solar activity, ultraviolet radiation reaches 35 units. But in the period between two cycles of solar activity, ultraviolet radiation reaches the lowest levels or disappears.

Milan Stevanchevich explains:

​​“On March 11, the outbreak of AP 2758 on the Sun caused an increase in ultraviolet radiation. In the geoeffective position, one x-ray emission was recorded, which became the first after more than 300 days of inactivity of the Sun.”

When a flash on the Sun occurs on a side not visible from Earth, the level of ultraviolet radiation decreases. Its next growth is expected in early April 2020, and entry into a geoeffective position is expected on April 7, when the radiation will be sent directly to the Earth.

The level of ultraviolet radiation at the surface of the earth depends on the radiated power and density of the clouds over a particular place. Although ultraviolet radiation has a diffuse nature, the influence of clouds is great, since they reduce the level of ultraviolet radiation above the surface of the earth. Water in the atmosphere is an element that creates the effect of a greenhouse, so exposure to ultraviolet radiation also depends on cloud cover. Clouds weaken all types of energy emanating from the sun.

An increase in temperature does not play any role in the disinfection of the atmosphere, so flu can appear even when the daytime temperature is high.

Ultraviolet radiation is a natural phenomenon that makes possible the existence of man on planet Earth. But strong ultraviolet radiation is very dangerous for human health. Fortunately, nature has provided for everything. When activity on the Sun grows, cloudiness intensifies, as clouds are formed by the combination of hydrogen and oxygen, which are emitted by the Sun, and therefore the level of ultraviolet radiation decreases.

It is expected that weak X-ray radiation will reach a maximum on April 7, when the AP 2758 volcano appears on the visible side of the Sun, which disinfects the atmosphere more. No matter how weak the effect of x-rays, it plays a large role in the total radiation of the sun.

Studies show that pandemics can occur only between periods of two activity cycles, when the activity of the Sun is minimal, that is, when the level of ultraviolet radiation in winter is the lowest. Epidemics occur only at the beginning and at the end of the solar cycle. Seasonal influenza with variable variability depends on the current activity of the Sun. The weakest viruses in the period of maximum activity of the Sun.

For the disinfection of the atmosphere, the angle of incidence of ultraviolet and x-ray radiation plays a large role, since the level of radiation per unit area during the day depends on it.

It must be said that the transition period between the 24th and 25th cycles of solar activity is exceptionally long. The activity of the Sun reached an extraordinary minimum. The level of activity of the Sun in 2019 – 2020 is the lowest since 1810. Temperature has no effect on COVID-19.

If NASA’s forecast comes true, then in ten years we should expect another mutation of the virus.

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Michigan nurse shares details of what is happening in hospitals

One of Michigan’s nurses shot a terrifying video of her workday so people would be more careful about their health and especially with coronavirus. The woman added that she felt as if she was in a battlefield.  During her story, she was constantly in tears.

During her last shift, the duration of which was 13 hours, she was separately from her colleagues and was involved in the treatment of two seriously ill patients. She supported them with an assisted breathing apparatus. The nurse encourages people to be more careful and take this problem as seriously as possible.

The nurse plead for hospitals to make every effort possible to eliminate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, which has only recently intensified. To date, Michigan is in fifth place in case numbers, in which more than two thousand are infected with coronavirus and at least 43 deaths were recorded.

Just a few days ago, two hospitals already announced that they were completely full and they did not have the opportunity to accept new patients. The state expects that over the next three weeks the number of patients may increase to 16 thousand. The government, in turn, said that at the moment there are only 25 thousand beds, 80% of which are already occupied.

The number of cremated people in Wuhan significantly exceeded the death toll from coronavirus

On March 23, Chinese authorities allowed relatives of coronavirus victims in Wuhan to receive the urns with the ashes of their relatives. According to Liu Ping (pseudonym), a local resident who was in front of the Hankou funeral home, there were huge queues of people lined up. Liu Ping arrived in the morning to pick up her father’s ashes, and was only able to pick up the ashes at 14:00.

After leaving the bureau, Liu Ping saw a truck that was transporting bins. She found out from the driver that an order had been placed for 2500 boxes, the same quantity had been delivered the day before. A total of 5 thousand deaths from coronavirus is against the 2531 official cases. This information is from only one funeral home. There are eight in total in Wuhan.

According to Sun Jiatong, deputy director of the Wuhan City Civil Affairs Bureau, 21,703 corpses were cremated in a month and a half, eight times the official statistics.

At first, all the bodies were planned to be taken to the Hankou crematorium, but there were no available spaces there. As a result, other local institutions accepted and shared the dead between them. It is scary to imagine the real number of deaths in the whole of China.

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