The Dose - 3-12-2022
A few articles of interest.
United Nation Security Council on biolabs in the Ukraine March 11, 2022 The Saker
The link includes a translation of the Russian statement
This is a very short report. The hatred was so palpable in that meeting room that I felt physically affected.
The summary is:
Russia, China, Brazil, India, and Kenya want investigations into the Biolabs.
The US says they did not hide anything and used their time as 10 minutes of hate. And we know they speak the truth because CNN showed us the videos of the horrible Russians and the horrible things that they do, like bombing hospitals. There is no US biolab connection. There is nothing to see here, they say.
UK representative ditto. Norway ditto. A few others, ditto.
Russia says the Ukraine faked deaths and faked propaganda.
Everyone to Russia:
You are conspiracy theorists and aggressors.
*No one shows any proof*
*Russia shows proof*
I trust Russia has a mass of more proof and these speakers will have to swallow their words of today.
Nobody speaks about the biolabs but use their time for 10 minutes of hate. Of course they were caught in the act, and can only rail and hate.
Keyed at United States statement. Auto-translate was not available when I viewed the video, however many members presented there portion in english. (full video about 2 hours)
Presentations in English
1st UN representative (approx 8 min at this link of the video at UN site)
00.00 2nd UN representative
31.13 United States (starts here)
43.38 United Kingdom
129.08 United States response to Russia
Who’s to blame for Hong Kong’s Covid catastrophe?/ Asia Times March 10, 2022
Recriminations fly as Hong Kong’s ‘zero infection’ policy fails to stop the highest Covid fatality rate worldwide
Hong Kong has postponed a citywide coronavirus testing scheme scheduled for late March and will focus instead on containing serious cases after the city’s Covid-19 death rate topped the world for a second straight week.
This week the government announced plans to turn several public hospitals into facilities that receive only serious Covid patients and others in critical condition. It also abnormally sent an urgent alert to citizens’ mobile phones about the decision, fueling already high anxieties in the city seen in panic buying of food and goods.
University of Hong Kong research forecasts that the number of infections in the city will reach 4.3 million, or 57% of the population of 7.5 million people, by the end of April.
Since the fifth epidemic wave broke out in Hong Kong in December, more than half a million people have been infected. In the month ended Tuesday, 498,809 cases had been reported, compared with 3,064 a month earlier. During this wave, 2,869 people who tested positive had died. Before the current wave, Hong Kong had recorded only 213 deaths.
In the week ended Tuesday, 1,697 Covid patients died in Hong Kong, compared with 1,304 a week earlier. That means the number of deaths per million in seven days grew to 226 from 174 the previous week.
China's daily local COVID cases top 1,000 as Omicron spreads Reuters March 11, 2022
Mainland China reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 infections in dozens of cities, the highest daily count in about two years, with the Omicron variant forcing a northeastern city to go under lockdown and the financial hub Shanghai to close schools.
FRUSTRATION OVER CURBS
Some of the restrictions have started to bite.
Targeted lockdowns of buildings have caused anxiety among residents in Shanghai, while complaints that some university students in Jilin were not promptly moved to designated quarantine sites or had not received certain daily necessities triggered social media anger. read more
Mainland China's daily number of local asymptomatic infections have hovered above 300 this week, a sharp increase from a daily average of about 10 such cases in the first two months this year, Reuters calculations showed.
"Infections in vaccinated individuals are more likely to be asymptomatic than infections in unvaccinated individuals, and vaccine coverage is now very high in China," said Ben Cowling, an epidemiology professor at the University of Hong Kong.
Around 87% of China's 1.4 billion population had received complete doses for primary vaccination as of late February, and around 40% of the population had received a booster shot.
There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported in more than a year.Mainland China's registered death toll has been static at 4,636 since January 2021.