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You may have seen the frenzied & disorganised manner of fighting against the Wuhan virus with their unknown chemicals in Communist China.

In the photos below, you can see the stark difference in approach, of how it is being done in Taiwan.

It is a systematic work, cleaning the surfaces inch by inch with great precision without any waste. They are using pressurised very hot air with a little bit of the extra-strong detergent (the kind of detergent depends on the surface or whether the area is open-air or closed one).
Northern Ireland’s executive has extended its lockdown by four weeks until March 5 as the region struggles with “peak” pressure on its hospitals.
France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has announced Thursday night new Wuhan virus rules for travellers from the EU, with France requiring European visitors as well as those from outside the bloc to have a negative Wuhan virus test performed less than three days before they enter the country.

Mr. Macron called upon travellers to limit visits to France to the absolute minimum as the pandemic is expected to continue through 2021 despite the vaccination.

The vaccinated travellers to France are also obliged to provide such a test.
Border workers in New Zealand’s quarantine facilities will be offered voluntary daily Wuhan virus saliva tests in addition to regular obligatory weekly testing, the Wuhan virus response minister, Chris Hipkins, stated on Friday.

The option will be rolled out at the Jet Park Quarantine facility in Auckland starting Monday, and then to dual-use managed isolation and quarantine facilities in Wellington and Christchurch.

This new precautionary measure is in response to higher rates of infection overseas and the more transmissible variants of Wuhan virus, Mr Hipkins said.

Minister emphasised that these precautions are important both for vaccinated and non-vaccinated workers. He quoted an experience of European countries where the Pfizer vaccine began to be administered.
Health authorities in Communist China reported 94 new locally transmitted cases of Wuhan virus on Friday as the regime battle a series of outbreaks in the north of the country.

But according to The Owner sources, the scale of a new wave of Wuhan virus pandemic in Communist China is much bigger.

One example: Beijing claimed on Friday that Heilongjiang health authorities, in a province bordering Russia, reported 47 new cases but only one hospital in the province confirmed 172 positive cases by 11 p.m. local time the day before.

The majority of towns and villages especially those, which are closest to Russian border were cut off from the rest of the world by barriers and the medical military police.
Hong Kong will place tens of thousands of its residents in a lockdown to contain a new outbreak of the Whuan virus, the first such measure the city has taken since the pandemic began, a local newspapers reported on Friday.

The papers, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, said the new measure will target the Jordan and Sham Shui Po districts which cover a small, but densely populated part of the Kowloon Peninsula.

The districts are home to many ageing, subdivided flats in which the virus could spread more easily.
International travel will not revert to normal even after everyone in Singapore has been vaccinated as travel depends on the global Wuhan virus situation, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

Minister also stated that European experience teaches that social-distancing standards and other protective measures (including masks and protective glasses) in public places are still needed for vaccinated.

The vaccination does not eradicate the virus in the blink of an eye. As we learned from European colleagues, the time needed for the development of the immunity to the virus is different for every vaccinated person but it takes weeks at a minimum. And yes, some vaccinated people, unfortunately, fell ill due to the virus, too.

These are important observations that must be implemented in public transport management. They must also inform a culture of public gatherings, he emphasised. We are at the early phase of learning how much this virus changes our normal lifestyle, he said.

Cautiousness is an operative word in this situation, he stated. A fast return to, what we perceive as a norm will increase the already high social and economic cost of this pandemic.

When the travel resumes, it is likely to take place progressively, through bilateral arrangements, which could then expand into regional arrangements, he added.

This is a bit like a circuit breaker, said Mr Gan, who co-chairs the multi-ministerial task force handling the crisis. It's not going to be, flip a switch and it is free for everybody to travel.

Minister directed media attention to the increasing problem of the South African virus strain which according recent virological studies is not being covered by the existent vacciness.

Mr. Gan Kim Yong said that even the vaccine producers admitted that the virus strain from South Africa is much more contagious than the British one (it was Moderna scientific team - ed.).

Two extra-ordinary developments within the virus, which decide about the transmission speed and the ability to initiate serious illnesses, including severe damage to the brain and blindness, are a great concern of the virologists.

On the other occasion, Singapore's health authorities said they believed that the ease of restrictions travel would resume not earlier than in 2024 when a significant percentage of the global population develops immunity to the virus.

Many people hope that vaccination will allow them to travel without quarantine restrictions.

But at present, Health Minister emphasised, the data regarding the vaccinations available to the Singapore’ government does not constitute evidence which would allow to change the rules.
Seventeen virologists from South Africa in a scientific paper warned about a threat of new charasterics of the Wuhan virus that has been diagnosed in their country.

The majority of the authors are analysts at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg and some are professors from University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand and the Division for Infectious Diseases at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria.

The virologists analysed the new strains after conducting the anti-body experiment and the vaccine experiment on the new virus.

In conclusion, South African virologists stated that the data on South African and Brasil strains highlight the prospect of reinfection and suggests reduced efficacy of current spike-based vaccines (including the most effective one produced by Moderna).

The authors of the paper designated the new South African strain of Wuhan virus as The SARS-CoV-2 501Y or in short 501Y.


*About a new South African Wuhan virus strain

We, and others, recently described the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 lineage in South Africa, 501Y.V2, that included nine changes in the spike protein.
These can be divided into two subsets, one cluster in NTD that includes four substitutions and a deletion (L18F, D80A, D215G, Δ242-244, and R246I), and another cluster of three substitutions in RBD (K417N, E484K, and N501Y). Although the 501Y change has been associated with increased transmissibility, rather than immune pressure, the accumulation of mutations specifically within these two immunodominant regions of spike is highly suggestive of escape from neutralization. Indeed, mutations at 484 have been shown to reduce neutralization sensitivity. Furthermore, mutations in these same regions have also been described in a new variant, which has recently emerged independently in Brazil.

Furthermore, we observe significantly increased neutralization resistance of 501Y.

The SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 lineage shows high levels of resistance to convalescent plasma/sera. We next sought to evaluate the effect of 501Y.V2 spike mutations on polyclonal plasma/sera derived from individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, including individuals who were hospitalised for severe COVID-19. (…) When these same samples were assessed against the 501Y.V2 virus, nearly half (21 of 44, 48%) had no detectable neutralization activity, with only three samples (7%) retaining titres of ID50 >400.

**About a new Brazil Wuhan virus strain

A recently identified lineage in Brazil also has changes at key positions shown here to affect neutralizing antibodies (417T, 484K in RBD and 18F, 20N in NTD - the last mutation adding a glycosylation sequon). Our data suggest that this lineage is also likely to exhibit significant levels of neutralization resistance, making both lineages of considerable public health concern.
Rio De Janeiro’s mayor announced that the 2021 Carnival has been cancelled due to the Wuhan virus pandemics.

The health specialists advised the pandemics would not subside in 2021, the mayor Eduardo Paes explained.

Brazil is reeling from a brutal second wave in a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, the second highest total in the world after the United States (due to the unreliable data the Western statisticians exclude Communist China).
Chung Sye-kyun, South Korea’s prime minister, on Monday expressed concern over a large-scale cluster infection at an unauthorised missionary school as the country’s daily Wuhan virus infections bounced back to more than 400.

The rebound came as 127 new cases were reported at a religious boarding school in the central city of Daejeon, 164km south of Seoul.

Mr Chung ordered health officials to deal swiftly with the outbreak to prevent it from resulting in mass infections that the country experienced with some fringe churches before.
Colombia has passed 2m cases of Wuhan virus, meaning that roughly one in every 25 people in the country has contracted the virus at some point since the pandemic began.

The health ministry said on Sunday the total number of cases had risen to 2,015,485, the 11th-highest in the world.

Last week, Colombia recorded its 50,000th death from Wuhan virus, becoming the 12th country globally to pass the sombre milestone.

Having weathered the first wave of the pandemic relatively well compared to neighbouring Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, Colombia is suffering particularly badly during the second wave.
New Zealand has reported its first local case of Wuhan virus in two months was contracted from a fellow traveller while in hotel quarantine in Auckland.

The source of infection is highly likely to be a fellow returnee during the person’s stay at the Pullman Hotel, stated Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s Wuhan virus response minister.

New Zealand places arrivals in the country under 14-day hotel quarantine.
Health authorities in Communist China recorded 117 new cases of Wuhan virus within the country on Monday, almost doubling from a day earlier as it battles outbreaks in several provinces.

Beijing regine has locked down tens of millions of people and launched multiple rounds of mass testing to contain a series of outbreaks in provinces in the north of the country.

On Monday, it reported 67 new cases in the north-east province of Jilin and 35 in nearby Heilongjiang.

However independent sources from Heilongjiang have told The Owner that official number must be multiplied at least six times.

The Owner also learned that in a medical point in a town nearby Russian border, in Jilin province, the doctors diagnosed 227 cases by 10 p.m. on Sunday. But the Communist official at the medical station who supervised the reporting for Beijing wrote 1 case in the official report.
Mexico's President Mr. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has informed that he contracted Wuhan virus.

He added that he has light symptoms.
Switzerland’s drug regulator said it has received 42 reports of suspected serious adverse reactions in connection with Wuhan virus vaccinations.

Switzerland has approved both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

Both vaccines are based on the RNA modifying platform that uses transfusion as a technique to get to the body's cells. The scientists admitted that the long-term consequences of the RNA novelty instrument for human health are unknown since the trials were conducted in the record short time.

The Wuhan virus vaccine is the first vaccine produced by Moderna.

Johnson&Johnson firm has produced a traditional vaccine that does not utilise the RNA platform. The one-shot vaccine is expected to be approved next month but its trial period was also drastically shortened due to the external (including political) pressures.
In a special scientific analysis the WHO specialists warned a Moderna vaccine should not be administered to the pregnant women and all individuals vulnarable to anaphylactic shock.

In this way, the WHO specialists have vindicated dozens of independent medical specialists who have identified this threat in RNA-modified platform-based vaccines like Moderna and Pfitzer much earlier but were called “disinformants” in the mainstream media.
+100,000,000 people have been infected by Wuhan virus according to John Hopkins Univ data.