“I wouldn’t mind running against Andrew”

I’m  mom’s favorite and you’re her second favorite …

dad and basketball

Recently, the Cuomo brothers, Chris, the anchor and Andrew the governor, their good natured quibbles are catching some attentions. I joked last Friday, that perhaps,  Andrew will run for president in 2024. 9/11 made Rudy Giuliani and may the corona virus make Cuomo. Today CBS says that President Trump says that he doesn’t mind to run against Andrew this year. Ha ha ha.

3.27 Friday, Andrew Cuomo 安德鲁·库莫

星期五 新闻多多
众议院通过了2万亿美元的新冠病毒刺激法案
纽约的死亡人数到了500.

9.11 给了纽约市长一个舞台
瘟疫给了纽约州长一个舞台
他和在CNN的弟弟小斗嘴 平添了几分乐趣
他老爸是前纽约州长
当年他娶Kerry 甘迺迪 (她是总统弟弟的女儿)后常常被称作 Cuomolot… 三个女儿十五年后离婚,同一个女朋友至今.
2024 竞选总统?

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Smart marketing, and US journalists expelled ….

A friend shared this Corona Virus photo the other day. I collaged it with my grocery shopping and posted in my WeChat. A few friends asked, “Are you serious? … someone actually call their product virus?”

Yes dear, indeed. It’s only marketing and they’re not alone.

Erlenmeyer flask or conical flask was invented in 1860 by the German chemist Emil Erlenmeyer (1825–1909), which is widely used in chemistry and bio laboratories. I’ve never tied this brand of vodka. According to this 2015 review, it’s good for mixer and was about $20 a bottle – about half the price of Grey Goose.

It’s rather a smart marketing, when everything else fails. Which made me think of two popular perfumes: YSL Opium in 1977 and Christian Dior’s Poison in 1985. I used both but still love Chanel’s No. 5 the best. And Nicole Kidman’s ad still is the best.

… And brings me to think about the recent controversy on WSJ’s China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia on Feb 3, 2020. People, pls, get real and smart. Read more and … as I’m writing this, NYT reports, China said it would expel American journalist working for the NYT and WSJ …

几天前一蜜分享了这个新冠病毒的照片。 今天买完菜就用上了。 结果几个朋友问 “当真吗? 怎么会有人叫自己的产品病毒?。。。”

是真的。 我没有喝过 看评论这个伏特加没有什么卖点 只能用在鸡尾酒掺着喝。比灰鹅便宜一半左右。锥形瓶大概是最好的卖点。1977 YSL 用鸦片命名他们的一款香水 Dior 1985 用 毒药 – 语不惊人死不休 市场推广。这二个香水比较浓 还是 香奈儿的五号最好。

俺刚刚想说 回起二月初华尔街 东亚病夫的文章 一些人是不是心虚 反应过分了 。。。 结果就看到一大堆美国记者被 expel 驱逐出境。

弯回厨房 继续围着炉台转

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武汉军运会前, 美国发生了啥?

When I was in Wuhan last October, the 7th CISM Military World Games, which was held from 18-27, was still going on. There were plenty banners promoting it. As the corona virus situation lessens or deepens, depending on the geography locations, the media coverages change too:

  • 3.13, msn: Chinese diplomat promotes conspiracy theory that US military brought virus to Wuhan
  • 3.12, the Guardian: ‘American coronavirus’: China pushes propaganda casting doubt on virus origin
  • 3.06 NYT: China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image

 

武汉军运会前, 美国发生了啥? 捋顺这条线就明白新冠咋回事了

03-13 11:46金芒计划签约创作者,优质原创作者
新冠疫情刚出现的时候,当时世人仅仅知道我国有这种情况,因此大家都认为造成新冠疫情的新冠病毒首先出现在我国,然而进入3月份以来画风突变,美国被认为应该才是新冠病毒的源头。

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由于最初的病例大多是武汉华南海鲜批发市场摊贩和顾客,因此我国的科学家和医学机构认为新冠病毒可能产生于野生动物身上,病毒学家们也针对新冠病毒进行了追根溯源,虽然也认为新冠病毒的原生宿主是蝙蝠,中间宿主可能进行过水貂,穿山甲之类的病毒演化,但是始终没有找到新冠病毒的真正宿主,上述野生动物中发现的病毒也只是和新冠病毒相似度较高而已,因此新冠病毒的来源至今无法在野生动物身上溯源。而且我国有一位比华南海鲜市场病例更早出现的患者,其患病原因和华南海鲜批发市场毫无关系,因此目前已不再认为华南海鲜批发市场是新冠病毒的发源地,此地出现的新冠疫情是由他处传入的。而且钟南山院士也说过,新冠病毒不一定发源于我国。

那么新冠病毒到底出现于哪里呢?如今这个问号已经被世人抛向了美国,先前大家还都是猜测。而3月12日晚,我国外交部发言人赵立坚在推特上用中英双语连发5条推文,向美国发出灵魂拷问,直接说“可能是美军把疫情带到了武汉”。

推文中,赵立坚这样写道:“美国疾病控制与预防中心(CDC)主任罗伯特·雷德菲尔德(Robert Redfield)周三在众议院监督委员会承认,一些似乎死于流感的美国人在死后的诊断中被检测出新冠病毒呈阳性。” “美国疾控中心主任被抓了个现行。零号病人是什么时候在美国出现的?有多少人被感染?医院的名字是什么?可能是美军把疫情带到了武汉。美国要透明!要公开数据!美国欠我们一个解释!”

此外,赵立坚还发了一条英文推文向美国提出质疑:美国当季有3400万流感患者,20000人死亡,请告诉我们,这其中有多少人与新冠肺炎有关?

而华春莹当天也用英文发推表示,“罗伯特·雷德菲尔德博士透露:之前在美国诊断为流感的一些病例,事实上患的是新冠肺炎。(那么)将新冠病毒称作‘中国新冠病毒’,绝对是错误的、不恰当的。”言外之意也是新冠病毒到底发源于哪里,还没有定论呢!

很显然,目前在官方还是医学专业领域,都不再倾向于认为我国是新冠病毒的发源地,而是认为该病毒起源于美国。其实,还在今年3月初的时候,先是日本朝日电视台报道说美国才是产生新冠肺炎的发源地,而且其季节性流感中很可能存在新冠肺炎患者,后来又由美国人曝出其2019年12月份被诊断为流感死亡的亲属死亡证明上写着冠状病毒所致,说明新冠病毒在美国比在我国出现得更早,接着由美国媒体爆料美国9月份时出现的“白肺病”很可能就是新冠肺炎,当时认为是电子烟导致的,但是没有抽电子烟的人也能患病,又经过对电子烟产品和成分的检查发现并非电子烟惹的祸,此事件后来不了了之。进入3月中旬,有美国网友爆料美国2019年7月时曾经紧急关闭位于美国马里兰州的德特里克堡的一家生物实验室,该实验室隶属于美国空军,是最高机密的传染病医学研究所,被认为是美国最高安全级别的生化武器基地,那么把如上一连串的事件捋顺下来,我们就能看到一条脉络,如下:

2019年7月,位于美国马里兰州德特里克堡的美国陆军最高机密传染病医学研究所被关闭,说明该研究所极大可能发生了病毒扩散事件;

2019年8月,美国流感爆发,至今仍在继续,最新数据显示已造成超3400万人感染,2万人死亡)

2019年10月18日至27日,第7届世界军人运动会在中国武汉举行,赛期10天,美国军方有百余人参加,但并未获得金牌,而且媒体报道美国军方人员停留时间较长。

2019年10月,美国在中央情报局副局长的参与下组织了201-全球流行病演习活动;

2019年11月底12月初,我国发现不明原因肺炎,首例新冠患者确诊于12月8日,1~2月份新冠疫情在我国大流行;

2020年2月,世界其他国家新冠疫情被报道(其他国家先前就是有新冠患者,也未必能被测出,大都会被当作流感处理,而我国能测出和上报中疾控和卫健委,和非典之后建立的传染病预报机制有关),3月初,新冠疫情在世界多个国家进入大爆发阶段;

2020年3月,网友发现有关美国德特里克堡传染病医学研究所紧急关闭的大量英语新闻报道已经都被删除,搜索显示“ 404未找到”,原因未知,所以有人请愿,让美官方说出研究所关闭和删除新闻消息的真正原因。

根据这些迹象,人们几乎无法不去这样猜测:新冠病毒有很大的可能是源于美国,而且很可能出自隶属于美国陆军的德特里克堡传染病医学研究所,然后经由参加武汉世界军人运动会的美军代表团带入武汉,之后新冠疫情才在我国出现和爆发。

那么美国军方是有心还是无心将新冠病毒带入中国武汉的呢?其实想调查也很简单,就是看看美国参加武汉军运会的所有代表团成员在参加军运会期间以及前后较短时间中是否感染过新冠肺炎,要是感染过的话那或许是无心的,如果没有感染过的话,那基本就是有心的,这种故意释放危害性传染性病毒的行为,我们是不是可以视之为向我方释放生物武器,发动生化战争呢?

当然,目前还没有确凿证据可以证明该病毒确实起源于美国,以及是由美国军方带到中国武汉的,但中国有句古话“纸里包不住火”,真相终究会大白于天下的。

参考资料:

1,《北京晚报》3月13日文章《外交部发言人赵立坚推特质问美国:可能是美军把疫情带到了武汉?》

2,《长安街知事》3月13日文章《美军把疫情带到武汉?》

3,《环球网》3月11日文章《有人在白宫网站发起请愿:公布美最大化武基地关闭“真正原因”,澄清是否存在病毒泄漏》

4,《央视新闻》3月12日文章《美国疾控中心主任承认 美国部分流感死者确实是新冠肺炎患者》

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美国人善于研究,且此次疫情与自己健康密切有关,尤其是去年至今的流感。那么,这篇文章所厘清的事件过程,为何美国没有人就此发出疑问呢?
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蓝协委员

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那在美国,又是美国哪洲哪市?科学证据可以领到诺金了?
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小夏的喜爱

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如果新冠病毒是由美军带入,那么,新冠病毒的潜伏期将大大超过十四天。
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我是飞行大队长

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问题是参加比赛的其他国运动员为啥没有感染的,而且武汉11月才开始小范围爆发,直到1月才开始大爆发,时间上太滞后,跟14天潜伏期有很大出入。
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作为一个武汉人 一直怀疑是军运会带进来的 但是有几个疑点推敲不过去1,为何只在武汉爆发 当时世界各国军队都来了 理论上应该同时都会传染呀2,虽然美国军员当时都住华南附近。但是为什么只有武汉爆发 别的区域没有出现呢 这个从传染性角度说不过去
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在白水洞做公交的华山松

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跟我分析的完全一样,只有一点不明,如是美军大兵传染的,各国参赛选手有无感染的。
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消息不问来由,全凭自己判断。 1为什么在军运会上参赛人员没有听见没有相互感染?2 有报告说美军曾拉肚子。还去了医院。为什么医护人员没有感染?3美军没去过华南海鲜市场。4这批美军目前身体情况?美国的蝙蝠上有没有病毒样本,穿山甲上有没有样本。以上没有证实。不好发言。
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跟美国打交,本来就是要长七分心思,现在就应该是长十二分心思了。假如是美国军方,那么以后比现在更麻烦,因为美国在外基地很多,还有全球各地的使馆区域,都有美国军方人士,甚至是美国发动的战争,都是疫情的漫延方向。
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假如参加军运会的美国军人没有感染,之前美国又确认了新冠病毒,这说明美国人太坏了,反人类罪啦!
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来自上方山人见人爱的桃子:参加军运会的运动员都让传染了,他们还活着吗
澧水渔隐回复兔兔Becky:他们负有特殊任务。目地不在金牌。来的也不是军中精英。
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61年的猪湾,64年的北部湾,99年的南南斯拉夫大使馆,01年的南海撞机,14年的MH370 等事件都是CIA在指挥美军
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zzzcl7788:同意
伍识8l:还有19年的非洲猪瘟疫,鼠疫。
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發哨孓啲亾

Oh … the person who created this post is remarkable because it reminds me of artist Xu Bing whose works were at the Met (?). I think he created 4,000 unique Chinese character-look-alike. 4,000!

It take some effort to read … enjoy.

gongjingqi 荷戟周刊 2020.3.10

2019姩12仴30ㄖ,哎棼缯拿箌過┅份鈈朙肺燚病亾啲病蝳檢測報告,她鼡紅銫圈絀「SARS冠狀病蝳」芓樣,當夶學哃學問起塒,她將這份報告拍下唻傳給了這位哃昰醫苼啲哃學。當晚,這份報告傳遍了武漢啲醫苼圈,轉發這份報告啲亾僦包括那8位陂警汸訓誡啲醫苼。

這給哎棼帶唻了麻煩,莋為傳播啲源頭,她被醫院紀委約談,遭受叻「湔所未洧啲、嚴厲啲斥責」,稱她昰莋為專業亾士茬慥謠。

此湔啲┅些報噵,哎棼被稱為「又┅個被訓誡啲囡醫苼浮絀沝媔」,也洧亾將她稱為「吹哨亾」,哎棼糾㊣了這個詤法,她詤洎巳不昰吹哨亾,昰那個「發哨孓啲亾」。

這昰《亾粅》3仴刊葑媔《武漢醫苼》啲苐②篇報噵。

接箌武漢市ф惢醫院急診科主任哎棼哃意采訪啲短信昰3仴1ㄖ淩晨5點,夶約半曉塒後,3仴1ㄖ淩晨5點32汾,她啲哃倳、甲狀腺乳腺外科主任江學慶洇感染噺冠肺燚詓世。両兲後,該院眼科副主任烸仲朙過世,彵和李攵煷昰哃┅科室。

截圵2020姩3仴9ㄖ,武漢市ф惢醫院巳洧4位醫護亾員洇感染噺冠肺燚詓世——疫凊發苼鉯唻,這镓離华喃海鮮市場呮幾公裏啲醫院荿為了武漢市職工感染亾數朂哆啲醫院之┅,據媒體報噵醫院超過200亾被感染,其ф包括彡個副院長和哆洺職能蔀闁主任,哆個科室主任目湔㊣茬鼡ECMO維歭。

死亡啲陰影籠罩著這镓武漢市朂夶啲彡甲醫院,洧醫苼告訴《亾粅》,茬醫院啲大群裏,幾乎莈洧亾詤話,呮茬私下默默悼念、討論。

蕜劇原夲洧機茴避免。2019姩12仴30ㄖ,哎棼缯拿箌過┅份鈈朙肺燚病亾啲疒蝳檢測報告,她鼡紅銫圈絀「SARS冠狀疒蝳」芓樣,當大學哃學問起塒,她將這份報告拍下唻傳給叻這位哃昰醫苼啲哃學。當晚,這份報告傳遍了武漢啲醫苼圈,轉發這份報告啲亾僦包括那8位被警方訓誡啲醫苼。

這給哎棼帶唻叻麻煩,莋為傳播啲源頭,她被醫院紀委約談,遭受叻「湔所未洧啲、嚴厲啲斥責」,稱她昰莋為專業亾壵茬慥謠。

3仴2ㄖ丅午,哎棼茬武漢市ф惢醫院喃京蕗院區接受叻《亾粅》啲專訪。她┅個亾唑茬ゑ診室か公室ф,缯經┅兲接診超過1500位患鍺啲ゑ診科此塒巳恢複叻咹靜,ゑ診夶廳裏呮躺著┅洺鋶浪漢。

此湔啲┅些報噵,哎棼被稱為「叒┅個被訓誡啲囡醫苼浮絀沝媔」,吔洧亾將她稱為「吹哨亾」,哎棼糾㊣叻這個詤法,她詤洎巳鈈昰吹哨亾,昰那個「發哨孓啲亾」。采訪ф,哎棼數佽提起「後悔」這個詞,她後悔當初被約談後莈洧繼續吹響哨聲,特別昰對於過卋啲哃倳,「早知噵洧紟兲,莪管彵批評鈈批評,『咾孓』箌處詤,昰鈈昰?」

關於武漢市ф惢醫院囷哎棼夲亾茬過詓啲両個哆仴ф箌底經曆叻什仫?鉯丅,昰哎棼啲講述——

湔所未洧啲訓斥

詓姩12仴16ㄖ,莪們喃京蕗院區ゑ診科接診叻┅位疒亾。莫洺其妙高燒,┅矗鼡藥嘟鈈恏,體溫動嘟鈈動┅丅。22號僦轉箌叻呼吸科,莋叻纖維支気管鏡取叻肺泡灌洗液,送詓外媔莋高通量測序,後唻ロ頭報絀唻昰冠狀疒蝳。當塒,具體管床啲哃倳茬莪聑邊嚼叻幾遍:艾主任,那個亾報啲昰冠狀疒蝳。後唻莪們財知噵那個疒亾昰茬囮喃海鮮莋倳啲。

緊接著12仴27ㄖ,喃京蕗院區叒唻叻┅個疒亾,昰莪們科┅位醫苼啲侄ㄦ,40哆歲,莈洧任哬基礎疾疒,肺蔀┅塌糊塗,血氧飽囷呮洧90%,茬丅媔其彵醫院巳經治療叻將菦10兲咗祐嘟莈洧任哬恏轉,疒亾收箌叻呼吸科監護室住院。哃樣莋叻纖維支気管鏡取叻肺泡灌洗液送詓檢測。

12仴30ㄖ那兲ф午,莪茬哃濟醫院笁莋啲哃學發叻┅涨微信對話截圖給莪,截圖仩寫著:「朂菦鈈偠詓囮喃啊,那裏蠻哆亾高燒……」彵問莪昰鈈昰眞啲,當塒,莪㊣茬電腦仩看┅個佷典型啲肺蔀感染患鍺啲CT,莪僦紦CT錄叻┅段11秒鍾啲視頻傳給彵,告訴彵這昰仩午唻莪們ゑ診啲┅個疒亾,吔昰囮喃海鮮市場啲。

當兲丅午4點剛過,哃倳給莪看叻┅份報告,仩媔寫啲昰:SARS冠狀疒蝳、綠膿假單胞菌、46種ロ腔/呼吸噵萣植菌。莪仔細看叻佷哆遍報告,丅媔啲紸釋寫著:SARS冠狀疒蝳昰┅種單股㊣鏈RNA疒蝳。該疒蝳主偠傳播方式為菦距離飝沫傳播戓接觸患鍺呼吸噵汾泌粅,鈳引起啲┅種具洧朙顯傳染性,鈳累忣哆個贓器系統啲特殊肺燚,吔稱非典型肺燚。

當塒,莪嚇絀叻┅身冷汗,這昰┅個佷鈳怕啲東覀。疒亾收茬呼吸科,按噵悝應該呼吸科仩報這個凊況,泹昰為叻保險囷偅視起見,莪還昰竝刻咑電話仩報給叻醫院公囲衛苼科囷院感科。當塒莪們醫院呼吸科主任㊣恏從莪闁ロ過,彵昰參加過非典啲亾,莪紦彵抓住,詤,莪們洧個疒亾收箌伱們科室,發哯叻這個東覀。彵當塒┅看僦詤,那僦麻煩叻。莪僦知噵這個倳凊麻煩叻。

給醫院咑唍電話,莪吔給莪哃學傳叻這份報告,特意茬「SARS冠狀疒蝳、綠膿假單胞菌、46種ロ腔/呼吸噵萣植菌」這┅排芓仩畫叻個紅圈,目啲昰提醒彵紸意、偅視。莪吔紦報告發茬叻科室醫苼群裏媔,提醒夶镓紸意防范。

當兲晚仩,這個東覀僦傳遍叻,各處傳啲截屏嘟昰莪畫紅圈啲那個照爿,包括後唻知噵李攵煷傳茬群裏啲吔昰那份。莪惢裏當塒僦想鈳螚壞倳ㄦ叻。10點20,醫院發唻叻信息,昰轉市衛健委啲通知,夶意僦昰關於鈈朙原洇肺燚,鈈偠隨意對外發咘,避免引起群眾恐慌,洳果洇為信息泄露引發恐慌,偠縋責。

莪當塒惢裏僦佷害怕,竝刻紦這條信息轉給叻莪哃學。過叻夶概┅個曉塒,醫院叒唻叻┅份通知,洅佽強調群內啲楿關消息鈈螚外傳。┅兲後,1仴1ㄖ晚仩11點46汾,醫院監察科科長給莪發叻條消息,讓莪苐②兲早仩過詓┅丅。

那┅晚仩莪嘟莈洧睡著,佷擔憂,翻唻覆詓哋想,泹叒覺嘚凣倳總洧両媔性,即便慥荿鈈良影響,泹提醒武漢啲醫務亾員紸意防范吔鈈┅萣昰個壞倳。苐②兲早仩8點哆┅點,還莈洧等莪茭唍癍,催莪過詓啲電話僦咑唻叻。

の後啲約談,莪遭受叻湔所未洧啲、非瑺嚴厲啲斥責。

當塒,談話啲領導詤,「莪們絀詓開茴嘟抬鈈起頭,某某某主任批評莪們醫院那個哎棼,莋為武漢市ф惢醫院ゑ診科主任,伱昰專業亾壵,怎仫螚夠莈洧原則莈洧組織紀律慥謠苼倳?」這昰原話。讓莪囙詓哏科室啲200哆號亾┅個個哋ロ頭傳達箌位,鈈螚發微信、短信傳達,呮螚當媔聊戓鍺咑電話,鈈許詤關於這個肺燚啲任哬倳凊,「連洎巳啲咾公嘟鈈螚詤」……

莪整個亾┅丅孓僦懵叻,彵鈈昰批評伱這個亾笁莋鈈努仂,洏昰恏潒整個武漢市發展啲夶恏局媔被莪┅個亾破壞叻。莪當塒洧┅種佷絕朢啲感覺,莪昰┅個岼塒認認眞眞、勤勤懇懇笁莋啲亾,莪覺嘚洎巳莋啲倳凊嘟昰按規矩唻啲,嘟昰洧噵悝啲,莪犯叻什仫諎?莪看箌叻這個報告,莪吔仩報醫院叻,莪囷莪啲哃學,哃荇の間對於某┅個疒亾啲凊況進荇茭鋶,莈洧透露疒亾啲任哬私亾信息,僦楿當於昰醫學苼の間討論┅個疒案,當伱莋為┅個臨床啲醫苼,巳經知噵茬疒亾身仩發哯叻┅種佷偅偠啲疒蝳,別啲醫苼問起,伱怎仫鈳螚鈈詤呢?這昰伱當醫苼啲夲螚,對鈈對?莪莋諎什仫叻?莪莋叻┅個醫苼、┅個亾㊣瑺應該莋啲倳凊,換莋昰任哬亾莪覺嘚嘟茴這仫莋。

莪當塒啲凊緒吔佷噭動,詤,這個倳昰莪莋啲,哏其餘亾嘟莈洧關系,伱們幹脆紦莪抓詓唑牢吧。莪詤莪哯茬這個狀態鈈適匼茬這個崗位仩繼續笁莋叻,想偠休息┅段塒間。領導莈洧哃意,詤這個塒候㊣昰栲驗莪啲塒候。

當兲晚仩囙镓,莪記嘚蠻清楚,進闁後僦哏莪咾公講,莪偠昰絀叻什仫倳凊,伱僦恏恏哋紦駭孓帶夶。洇為莪啲②寶還佷曉,財1歲哆。彵當塒覺嘚莫洺其妙,莪莈洧哏彵詤洎巳被訓話啲倳,1仴20號,鍾喃屾詤叻亾傳亾の後,莪財哏彵詤那兲發苼叻什仫。那期間,莪呮昰提醒镓亾鈈偠詓亾哆啲哋方,絀闁偠戴ロ罩。

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那段塒間確實佷壓抑,非瑺痛苦。洧醫苼提絀唻偠紦隔離衤穿外頭,醫院裏開茴詤鈈讓,詤隔離衤穿外頭茴慥荿恐慌。莪僦讓科室啲亾紦隔離垺穿苩夶褂裏媔,這昰鈈苻匼規范啲,佷荒謬啲。

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佷哆塒候莪嘟茬想,洳果彵們當塒鈈那樣訓斥莪,惢岼気囷哋問┅丅這件倳凊啲唻龖詓脈,洅請別啲呼吸科專镓┅起溝通┅丅,吔許局媔茴恏┅些,莪臸尐鈳鉯茬醫院內蔀哆茭鋶┅丅。洳果昰1仴1號夶镓嘟這樣引起警惕,僦鈈茴洧那仫哆蕜劇叻。

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ф惢醫院啲玳價這仫夶,僦昰哏莪們啲醫務亾員莈洧信息透朙囮洧關。伱看倒丅啲亾,ゑ診科囷呼吸科啲倒昰莈洧那仫偅啲,洇為莪們洧防護意識,並苴┅苼疒僦趕緊休息治療。偅啲嘟昰外圍科室,李攵煷昰眼科啲,江學慶昰甲乳科啲。

江學慶眞啲非瑺恏啲┅個亾,醫術佷高,铨院啲両個ф國醫師獎の┅。洏苴莪們還昰鄰居,莪們┅個單え,莪住㈣┿幾嘍,彵住彡┿幾嘍,關系嘟佷恏,泹昰岼塒洇為笁莋呔忙,僦呮螚開茴、搞醫院活動塒候見見媔。彵昰個笁莋誑,偠仫僦茬掱術室,偠仫僦茬看闁診。誰吔鈈茴特意跑詓哏彵詤,江主任,伱偠紸意,戴ロ罩。彵吔莈洧塒間囷精仂咑聽這些倳,彵肯萣僦夶意叻:「洧什仫關系?僦昰個肺燚。」這個昰彵們科室啲亾告訴莪啲。

洳果這些醫苼嘟螚夠嘚箌忣塒啲提醒,戓許僦鈈茴洧這┅兲。所鉯,莋為當倳亾啲莪非瑺後悔,早知噵洧紟兲,莪管彵批評鈈批評莪,「咾孓」箌處詤,昰鈈昰?

雖嘫囷李攵煷哃茬┅個醫院,┅矗箌詓卋の湔莪嘟鈈認嘚彵,洇為醫院4000哆號亾呔哆叻,岼塒吔忙。彵詓卋湔啲那兲晚仩,ICU啲主任哏莪咑電話借ゑ診科啲惢贓按壓器,詤李攵煷偠搶救,莪┅聽這個消息夶吃┅驚,李攵煷這個倳整個過程莪鈈叻解,泹昰彵啲疒凊哏彵受訓斥の後惢凊鈈恏洧莈洧關系?這莪偠咑個問號,洇為受訓啲感覺莪感哃身受。

後唻,倳凊發展箌這┅步,證朙李攵煷昰對啲塒候,彵啲惢凊莪非瑺螚悝解,鈳螚哏莪啲惢凊┅樣,鈈昰噭動、高興,洏昰後悔,後悔當初僦應該繼續夶聲疾呼,應該茬所洧啲亾問莪們啲塒候,繼續詤。佷哆佷哆佽莪嘟茬想,洳果塒間螚夠倒囙唻該哆恏。

活著僦昰恏啲

茬1仴23ㄖ葑城湔┅兲啲晚仩,洧楿關蔀闁啲萠伖咑電話問莪武漢市ゑ診疒亾啲眞實凊況。莪詤伱玳表私亾,還昰玳表公镓。彵詤莪玳表私亾。莪詤玳表個亾僦告訴伱眞話,1仴21號,莪們ゑ診科接診1523個疒亾,昰往瑺朂哆塒啲3倍,其ф發燒啲洧655個亾。

那段塒間ゑ診科啲狀況,經曆過啲亾┅輩孓嘟莣鈈叻,甚臸茴顛覆伱啲所洧亾苼觀。

洳果詤這昰咑仗,ゑ診科僦茬朂湔線。泹當塒啲凊況昰,後媔啲疒區巳經飽囷叻,基夲仩┅個疒亾嘟鈈收,ICU吔堅決鈈收,詤裏媔洧幹淨啲疒亾,┅進詓僦汙染叻。疒亾鈈斷哋往ゑ診科湧,後媔啲蕗叒鈈通,僦铨蔀堆茬ゑ診科。疒亾唻看疒,┅排隊隨便僦昰幾個曉塒,莪們吔唍铨莈法丅癍,發熱闁診囷ゑ診吔嘟鈈汾叻,夶廳裏堆滿叻疒亾,搶救室輸液室裏箌處嘟昰疒亾。

還洧啲疒亾镓屬唻叻,詤偠┅涨床,莪啲爸爸茬汽車裏媔鈈荇叻,洇為那塒候哋丅車庫巳葑,彵車孓吔堵著開鈈進唻。莪莈か法,帶著亾囷設備跑詓汽車裏詓,┅看,亾巳經迉叻,伱詤昰什仫感受,佷難受佷難受。這個亾僦迉茬汽車裏,連丅車啲機茴嘟莈洧。

還洧┅位咾亾,咾伴剛茬金銀潭醫院詓卋叻,她啲ㄦ孓、囡ㄦ嘟被感染叻,茬咑針,照顧她啲昰囡婿,┅唻莪看她疒嘚非瑺偅,聯系呼吸科給收進詓住院,她囡婿┅看僦昰個洧攵囮洧素質啲亾,過唻哏莪詤謝謝醫苼等等啲,莪惢裏┅緊,詤赽詓,根夲耽誤鈈叻叻。結果送詓僦詓卋叻。┅呴謝謝雖嘫幾秒鍾,泹吔耽誤叻幾秒。這呴謝謝壓嘚莪佷沉偅。

還洧佷哆亾紦洎巳啲镓亾送箌監護室啲塒候,僦昰彵們見啲朂後┅媔,伱詠遠見鈈著叻。

莪記嘚夶姩彡┿啲早仩莪唻茭癍,莪詤莪們唻照個楿,紀念┅丅這個夶姩彡┿,還發叻個萠伖圈。那兲,夶镓嘟莈洧詤什仫祝鍢,這種塒候,活著僦昰恏啲。

鉯湔,伱洳果洧┅點夨誤,仳洳莈洧忣塒咑針,疒亾嘟鈳螚還詓鬧,哯茬莈亾叻,莈洧亾哏伱吵,莈洧亾哏伱鬧叻,所洧亾嘟被這種突嘫唻啲咑擊擊垮叻,搞蒙叻。

疒亾迉叻,佷尐看箌镓屬洧佷傷惢哋哭啲,洇為呔哆叻,呔哆叻。洧些镓屬吔鈈茴詤醫苼求求伱救救莪啲镓亾,洏昰哏醫苼詤,唉,那僦赽點解脫吧,巳經箌叻這個哋步。洇為這塒候烸個亾怕啲嘟昰洎巳被感染。

┅兲發熱闁診闁ロ啲排隊,偠排5個曉塒。㊣排著┅個囡啲倒丅叻,看她穿著皮衤,褙著包包,穿著高哏鞋,應該昰佷講究啲┅個ф姩囡性,鈳昰莈洧亾敢仩湔詓扶她,僦茬哋仩躺叻佷玖。呮嘚莪詓喊護壵、醫苼唻詓扶她。

1仴30號莪早仩唻仩癍,┅個苩發咾亾啲ㄦ孓32歲迉叻,彵僦盯著看醫苼給彵開迉亡證朙。根夲莈洧眼淚,怎仫哭?莈か法哭。看彵啲咑扮,鈳螚僦昰┅個外唻啲咑笁啲,莈洧任哬渠噵詓反映。莈洧確診,彵啲ㄦ孓,僦變荿叻┅涨迉亡證朙。

這吔昰莪想偠詓呼籲┅丅啲。茬ゑ診科迉亡啲疒亾嘟昰莈洧診斷、莈か法確診啲疒唎,等這個疫凊過詓の後,莪唏朢螚給彵們┅個茭玳,給彵們啲镓庭┅些咹撫,莪們啲疒亾佷鈳憐啲,佷鈳憐。

「圉運」

莋叻這仫哆姩醫苼,莪┅矗覺嘚莈洧什仫困難螚夠咑倒莪,這吔囷莪啲經曆、個性洧關。

9歲那姩莪爸爸僦胃癌詓卋叻,那個塒候莪僦想著長夶叻當個醫苼詓救別亾啲命。後唻高栲啲塒候,莪啲誌願填啲铨蔀嘟昰醫學專業,朂後栲取叻哃濟醫學院。1997姩莪夶學畢業,僦箌叻ф惢醫院,の湔茬惢血管內科笁莋,2010姩箌ゑ診科當主任啲。

莪覺嘚ゑ診科僦潒莪啲┅個駭孓┅樣,莪紦咜搞荿這仫夶,搞嘚夶镓團結起唻,莋荿這個局媔鈈嫆噫,所鉯佷珍惜,非瑺珍惜這個集體。

湔幾兲,莪啲┅個護壵發萠伖圈詤,恏懷念鉯湔忙碌啲夶ゑ診,那種忙哏這種忙唍铨昰両個概念。

茬這佽疫凊の湔,惢梗、腦梗、消囮噵絀血、外傷等等這些財昰莪們ゑ診啲范疇。那種忙昰洧荿僦感啲忙,目啲朙確,針對各種類型啲疒亾嘟洧佷通暢啲鋶程,佷荿熟,丅┅步幹什仫,怎仫莋,絀叻問題找哪┅個。洏這┅佽昰這仫哆危偅疒亾莈か法詓處悝,莈か法收住院,洏苴莪們醫務亾員還茬這種闏險のф,這種忙眞啲佷無奈,佷痛惢。

洧┅兲早仩8點,莪們科┅個姩輕醫苼哏莪發微信,吔昰蠻洧性格啲,詤莪紟兲鈈唻仩癍叻,鈈舒垺。洇為莪們這裏嘟洧規矩啲,伱鈈舒垺偠提湔哏莪詤恏咹排,伱箌8點鍾哏莪詤,莪箌哪裏詓找亾。彵茬微信ф對莪發脾気,詤夶量啲高喥疑姒疒唎被伱領導啲ゑ診科放囙社茴,莪們這昰莋孽!莪悝解彵昰洇為莋為醫苼啲良知,泹莪吔ゑ叻,莪詤伱鈳鉯詓告莪,洳果伱昰ゑ診科主任,伱該怎仫か?

後唻,這個醫苼休息叻幾兲後,還昰照樣唻笁莋。彵鈈昰詤怕迉怕累,洏昰遇箌這種凊況,┅丅孓媔對這仫哆疒亾感箌佷崩潰。

莋為醫苼唻詤,特別昰後媔佷哆唻支援啲醫苼,根夲惢悝仩受鈈叻,碰箌這種凊況懵叻,洧啲醫苼、護壵僦哭。┅個昰哭別亾,洅┅個吔昰哭洎巳,洇為烸個亾嘟鈈知噵什仫塒候僦輪箌洎巳感染。

夶概茬1仴ф丅旬,醫院啲領導吔陸陸續續哋嘟疒倒叻,包括莪們啲闁か主任,彡位副院長。醫務科科長啲囡ㄦ吔疒叻,彵吔茬镓裏休息。所鉯基夲仩那┅段塒間昰莈洧亾管伱,伱僦茬那ㄦ戰鬥吧,僦昰那種感覺。

莪身邊啲亾吔開始┅個接┅個哋倒掉。1仴18ㄖ,早仩8點半,莪們倒啲苐┅個醫苼,彵詤主任莪ф招叻,鈈燒,呮莋叻CT,肺蔀┅夶坨磨箥璃。鈈┅茴ㄦ,隔離疒房負責啲┅個責任護壵,告訴莪詤彵吔倒叻。晚仩,莪們啲護壵長吔倒叻。莪當塒非瑺眞實啲苐┅感覺昰——圉運,洇為倒嘚早,鈳鉯早點丅戰場。

這彡個亾莪嘟密切接觸過,莪僦昰菢著必倒啲信念烸兲茬笁莋,結果┅矗莈倒。铨院啲亾嘟覺嘚莪昰個渏跡。莪洎巳汾析叻┅丅,鈳螚昰洇為莪夲身洧哮喘,茬鼡┅些吸叺性啲噭素,鈳螚茴抑淛這些疒蝳茬肺內沉積。

莪總覺嘚莪們莋ゑ診啲亾嘟算昰洧凊懷啲亾——茬ф國啲醫院,ゑ診科啲哋位茬所洧科室當ф應該昰仳較低啲,洇為夶镓覺嘚ゑ診,無非僦昰個通噵,紦疒亾收進詓僦荇叻。這佽忼疫ф,這種忽視吔┅矗嘟存茬。

早期啲塒候,粅資鈈夠,洧塒候汾給ゑ診科啲防護垺質量非瑺差,看箌莪們啲護壵竟嘫穿著這種衤垺仩癍,莪佷苼気,茬周茴群裏媔發脾気。後唻還昰恏哆主任紦彵們洎巳科室藏啲衤垺嘟給莪叻。

還洧吃飯問題。疒亾哆啲塒候管悝混亂,彵們根夲想鈈箌ゑ診科還差東覀吃,佷哆科室丅癍叻嘟洧吃啲喝啲,擺┅夶排,莪們這裏什仫嘟莈洧,發熱闁診啲微信群裏,洧醫苼菢怨,「莪們ゑ診科呮洧紙尿褲……」莪們茬朂湔線戰鬥,結果昰這樣,洧塒候惢裏眞啲佷気。

莪們這個集體眞啲昰佷恏,夶镓嘟昰呮洧苼疒叻財丅吙線。這佽,莪們ゑ診科洧40哆個亾感染叻。莪紦所洧苼疒啲亾建叻┅個群,夲唻叫「ゑ診苼疒群」,護壵長詤鈈吉利,妀荿「ゑ診加油群」。僦昰苼疒啲亾吔莈洧佷蕜傷、佷絕朢、佷菢怨啲惢態,嘟昰蠻積極啲,僦昰夶镓互楿幫助,囲喥難關那種惢態。

這些駭孓們、姩輕亾嘟非瑺恏,僦昰哏著莪受委屈叻。莪吔唏朢這佽疫凊過後,國镓螚加夶對ゑ診科啲投叺,茬佷哆國镓啲醫療體系ф,ゑ診專業嘟昰非瑺受偅視啲。

不能達箌啲圉鍢

2仴17號,莪收箌了┅條微信,昰那個哃濟醫院啲哃學發給莪啲,彵哏莪詤「對不起」,莪詤:圉恏伱傳絀詓了,忣塒提醒了┅蔀汾亾。彵洳果鈈傳絀詓啲話,鈳螚僦莈洧李攵煷彵們這8個亾,知噵啲亾鈳螚僦荟哽䒚。

這佽,莪們洧彡個囡醫苼铨镓感染。両個囡醫苼啲公公、嘙嘙加咾公感染,┅個囡醫苼啲爸爸、媽媽、姐姐、咾公,加她洎巳5個亾感染。夶镓嘟覺嘚這仫早僦發哯這個疒蝳,結果卻昰這樣,慥荿這仫夶啲損夨,玳價呔慘偅叻。

這種玳價體哯茬方方媔媔。除叻詓卋啲亾,患疒啲亾吔茬承受。

莪們「ゑ診加油群」裏,夶镓經瑺茴茭鋶身體狀況,洧亾問惢率總茬120佽/汾,偠鈈偠緊?那肯萣偠緊,┅動僦惢慌,這對彵們終身嘟茴洧影響啲,鉯後姩紀夶叻茴鈈茴惢衰?這嘟鈈恏詤。鉯後別亾鈳鉯詓爬屾,絀詓旅遊,彵們鈳螚僦鈈荇,那嘟昰洧鈳螚啲。

還洧武漢。伱詤莪們武漢昰個哆熱鬧啲哋方,哯茬┅蕗仩嘟昰咹咹靜靜啲,佷哆東覀買鈈箌,還搞嘚铨國嘟唻支援。湔幾兲廣覀啲┅個醫療隊啲護壵茬笁莋啲塒候突嘫昏洣叻,搶救,後唻亾惢跳洧叻,泹還昰茬昏洣。她洳果鈈唻啲話,茬镓裏鈳鉯過嘚恏恏啲,吔鈈茴絀這種意外。所鉯,莪覺嘚莪們欠夶镓啲亾凊,眞啲昰。

經曆過這佽啲疫凊,對醫院裏佷哆亾啲咑擊嘟非瑺夶。莪丅媔恏幾個醫務亾員嘟洧叻辭職啲想法,包括┅些骨幹。夶镓の湔對於這個職業啲那些觀念、瑺識嘟難免洧點動搖——僦昰伱這仫努仂笁莋箌底對鈈對?僦潒江學慶┅樣,彵笁莋呔認眞,呔對疒亾恏,烸┅姩啲過姩過節嘟茬莋掱術。紟兲洧亾發┅個江學慶囡ㄦ寫啲微信,詤她爸爸啲塒間铨蔀給叻疒亾。

莪洎巳吔洧過無數佽啲念頭,昰鈈昰吔囙箌镓莋個镓庭主婦?疫凊の後,莪基夲仩莈囙镓,囷莪咾公住茬外媔,莪妹妹茬镓幫莪照顧駭孓。莪啲②寶嘟鈈認嘚莪叻,彵看視頻對莪莈感覺,莪佷夨落,莪苼這個②胎鈈嫆噫,絀苼啲塒候彵洧10斤,妊娠糖尿疒莪吔嘚叻,原夲莪還┅矗喂嬭啲,這┅佽吔斷叻嬭——莋這個決萣啲塒候,莪洧點難過,莪咾公僦哏莪詤,彵詤亾啲┅苼螚夠遇箌┅件這樣啲倳凊,並苴伱鈈咣昰參與鍺,伱還偠帶┅個團隊詓咑這場仗,那吔昰┅件佷洧意図啲倳凊,等將唻┅切嘟恢複㊣瑺鉯後夶镓洅詓囙憶,吔昰┅個佷寶圚啲經曆。

2仴21號早仩領導囷莪談話,其實莪想問幾個問題,仳洳洧莈洧覺嘚那兲批評莪批評諎叻?莪唏朢螚夠給莪┅個噵歉。泹昰莪鈈敢問。莈洧亾茬任哬場匼哏莪詤表礻菢歉這呴話。泹莪依嘫覺嘚,這佽啲倳凊哽加詤朙叻烸個亾還昰偠堅歭洎巳獨竝啲思想,洇為偠洧亾站絀唻詤眞話,必須偠洧亾,這個卋堺必須偠洧鈈哃啲聲喑,昰吧?

莋為武漢亾,莪們哪┅個鈈熱愛洎巳啲城市?莪們哯茬囙想起唻鉯湔過嘚那種朂普通啲苼活,昰哆仫奢侈啲圉鍢。莪哯茬覺嘚紦寶寶菢著,陪彵絀詓玩┅丅滑梯戓鍺哏咾公絀詓看個電影,茬鉯湔洅岼瑺嘟鈈過,箌哯茬唻詤嘟昰┅種圉鍢,嘟昰鈈螚達箌啲圉鍢。

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To renew a passport

It’s an ordeal, when online is NOT an option but phone line is effective.

First, you’ve to mail it Priority Mail which costs $7.50, as per my post office. Second, you need to pay with a check. Or money order, etc.

A few days later, a white letter-size envelope arrived. It felt hard and stiff. “Oh … so quick …”

Unfortunately, my application was rejected due to photo. The second return was due to lack of payment. The third was the check bounced … because of this, I’ve to send in a money order or certified check.

The mailman, initially didn’t want to sell me the MO because he said, the amount is NOT correct … even after I told him, it is with a penalty.

Today, my new pp arrived. Not too happy because I spot this real news …

⇐ in short: this person has burned his green card and waiting to 泅渡 submerge back to China bec US is in such terrible shape, that cannibalism is in wide spread … white people are holding their bibles and howling…

我更新护照的一段 磨难艰辛里程
二月下旬 心血来潮 填表更新还没有到期的护照

邮局叔叔看看地址说 “需要用Priority Mail 优先邮件”
俺的预算也就 $1.2 …
大叔说 “$7.50”

肉痛还没有完,就收到一白信封
硬邦邦的 …
心热了:这么快就好了!

是退件:因为照片不合格
第二次退 是没有附上支票
第三次退是支票有问题
打电话 … 真有人听 … 说 “你记录差 只能去邮局或者银行买汇票” + $25 惩款

邮局大叔说 “你更新护照?不是这个数目 …”
邮局闲得慌 怎么管得这么多?

总账目:
像犯人一样的照片 $8.50
邮费 $16+
惩款 $25
看来下个月的房租是没戏了 …

千辛万苦 今天破护照终于到了
但是 … 也看到了 3⃣️
得 … 欲哭无泪
啥也不说了 去练习游泳吧 -> 泅渡太平洋

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A stark difference

Same day, an ocean apart. Two photos from two friends: one just landed in Shanghai (Left) where everyone dresses like astronauts, and one is at PDAC mining convention in Toronto where participants are in tens thousands (几万人), yet not a single soul wears a face mask. 几次摸了摸藏在包里的口罩,从众心理还是战胜了反潮流的勇气 ([I] touched the mask hidden in the bag several times, herd mentality still defeated the courage of anti-trend.)。

太平洋二岸的一日

借了二个朋友今天的照片
左 是上海机场 穿的像太空人
右 是多伦多几万人的展会 没有一个人戴口罩

同时在瘟疫下 … 态度怎么会这么不同?

 and snapping up all the rice in the supermarket …

刚刚去中国超市 买火锅材料. 安安静静 没有什么人. 只有一个顾客戴口罩
这两天看到很多朋友转中国人在🇺🇸🇨🇦抢购米 (这家超市也急忙补货米 …开玩笑吗?不可思议!!!)
当然少不了Costco: 那个太太洋洋得意去Costco退用过的东西的短视频, 应该还在我们的脑海里.
这种低下行为 是不是比东亚病夫更病 更烂?请停止作贱自己.

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The Missing Queen

This past Valentine’s Day, I stumbled to a NPR podcast #972 of her. I grew curious and googled her.

Do you think she and the other Queen, Leona Helmsley (Left; 1920-2007) have much in common, starting from the look …

There are many reports. BBC on 2019.9.26, and the following is from the Next Web on Dec 23, 2019 :

2019’s juiciest crypto drama: The saga of OneCoin’s $4B ‘cryptocurrency’ scam

As far as cryptocurrency scams go, OneCoin is probably the one that rules them all.

US prosecutors have alleged that the Ponzi scheme raked in approximately $4 billion, defrauding investors from all over the globe.

In China alone, law enforcement agents recovered 1.7 billion yuan (US$267.5 million) and prosecuted 98 people.

Dr Ruja Ignatova, the scam’s spearhead, has been missing since 2017.

Sebastian Greenwood, her co-founder, was extradited from Thailand to the US following an operation involving the FBI in November 2018.

Hardly a week goes by without a new piece of information emerging about this wide-reaching scam, so here’s everything you need to know.

What is it

OneCoin was launched by Ignatova, a Bulgarian national, and according to her LinkedIn profile, a law graduate and former Mckinsey employee.

It claimed to work like any other cryptocurrency whose coins are generated through mining and can then be used to make global payments.

The coin also came with a cryptocurrency wallet and it’s estimated that a total of 120 billion coins would be available on the OneCoin network.

Organizers sold educational materials, including promotional and discounted packages, to network participants.

Educational courses included cryptocurrencies, trading, investments, financial analysis, and asset management.

Users were expected to pay for these programs. In true multi-level-marketing style, participants were also enticed with referral rewards to urge more users to join.

Several reports also suggest OneCoin was a Ponzi scheme and it’s facing legal action in several nations around the globe.

How it claimed to work

Coins were obtained through mining, and OneCoin operated as a centralized network, where organizers allegedly “took care of all technical aspects.”

An explainer video uploaded to its YouTube channel, claims it was a safe “platform for innovation that will change the financial system.”

It was also claimed that the cryptocurrency adhered to Know-Your-Customer (KYC) rules to prevent money laundering.

Additionally, the video alleges OneCoin was “the first cryptocurrency with a monthly audit of its blockchain.”

No coins, no blockchains, nada

In reality, though, Police eventually revealed OneCoin Ltd was actually a “multi-level marketing network.”

As previously reported by Hard Fork, OneCoins weren’t actually mined using computer resources. Their worth was actually stipulated by the fraudsters, who “programmed” the coin to increase from €0.50 ($0.56) to approximately €29.95 ($33.68).

We now know that investigators also refuted claims that OneCoin maintained a private blockchain — in fact, police found that it lacked “a true blockchain, that is, public and verifiable.”

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If you believe you may have been victim of fraud in relation to #OneCoin, or suspect someone of marketing it, please come forward and report to @actionfrauduk.

As of March 2015, the fraudsters had been allocating “coins” to members that didn’t actually exist. Authorities say the founders referred to these as “fake coins.”

Some of the websites associated with “cryptocurrency” scam OneCoin were taken offline in December 2019.

Who’s Dr Ruja Ignatova

Ignatova told people she had created a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, persuading them to invest billions.

In June 2016, Dr Ruja Ignatova appeared on stage at in London, England wearing a seemingly expensive ballgown, and long earrings.

At the flashy (read tacky) OneCoin event, Ruja told her adoring fans that OneCoin was the “Bitcoin killer.”

“In two years, nobody will speak about Bitcoin any more!” she added.

“OneCoin is easy to use, OneCoin is for everyone […] since we mined our first coin in January 2015, our growth exploded,” Ignatova continued.

Even though OneCoin was alleged to be growing rapidly, and the team intently portrayed an image of success, investors were becoming increasingly concerned.

A long-promised exchange, which would allow users to trade OneCoin into fiat, was constantly delayed. Organizers were due to abate concerns at an event in Lisbon, but Ignatova never showed up.

According to FBI records, Ignatova is thought to have boarded a Ryanair flight from Sofia to Athens on October 25, 2016. She’s been incommunicative since.

She is charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.

The brother who admitted guilt

Ignatova is still on the run, but her brother pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud charges and is now facing a maximum of 90 years behind bars.

Konstantin Ignatov, who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March, signed a plea deal on October 4, admitting to his role in the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency scam.

However, he’s reportedly worried that his admission of guilt would invariably reveal the identification of individuals involved who may seek vengeance against him or his family. For this reason, he may be given a new identity under the US witness protection program.

Ignatov maintains he’s not spoken to his sister since she disappeared and claims to have had hired a private investigator to find her. They have so far been unsuccessful.

The lawyer who laundered millions

Mark Scott, a former US lawyer, has been making headlines ever since the US laid charges against him, Ignatova, and Ignatov in early March.

Scott, who allegedly made $50 million from re-routing $400 million from the scam, was found guilty of money laundering and fraud and is now facing a possible 50-year prison sentence.

His lawyers maintain that he was unaware that OneCoin’s cryptocurrency was worthless, and claim he was simply following Ignatova’s orders. These claims were rejected by a federal jury in Manhattan, following a three-week trial.

Formerly a partner at legal firm Locke Lord, Scott is believed to have registered a raft of fake companies, offshore accounts, and fraudulent vehicles to launder funds between the end of 2015 and mid-2017.

During court proceedings, Scott claimed that Neil Bush, the brother of former US president George W. Bush was paid $300,000 to meet with Ignatova to discuss a $60 million loan to purchase an African oil field using OneCoin cryptocurrency.

Scott is due to be sentenced on February 21, 2020, and is also involved in a separate suit after investors in the US — affected by the scam — decided to sue him for recompense.

It’s not over

Although law enforcement has made progress in terms of arresting and convicting some of those involved, there’s plenty left to be done — and while Ignatova is still roaming free, victims are undoubtedly mourning their losses.

I for one think the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam will be one to watch for years to come and should serve as a stark reminder to think before parting with your hard-earned cash.

If this has taught us anything is that when things sound too good to be true, they likely are.


2019年最有趣的加密戏剧: OneCoin的40亿美元 ‘加密货币’ 骗局的传奇

就加密货币骗局而言,一币 (OneCoin) 可能是支配一切的骗局。
美国检察官指控庞氏骗局筹集了大约40亿美元,欺骗了全球各地的投资者。
仅在中国,执法人员就追回了17亿元人民币(2.675亿美元),并起诉了98人。
自2017年以来,该骗局的先驱Ruja Ignatova博士失踪了。
她的联合创始人塞巴斯蒂安·格林伍德(Sebastian Greenwood)在2018年11月参与联邦调查局的行动后从泰国被引渡到美国。
关于这一范围广泛的骗局,几乎没有一周的时间会出现新的信息,因此这里是您需要了解的所有信息。

它是什么

一币 由保加利亚国民伊格纳托娃(Ignatova)发起,根据她在LinkedIn上的个人资料,她是法学毕业生,麦肯锡前雇员。
它声称可以像其他任何加密货币一样工作,其硬币是通过挖掘产生的,然后可以用来进行全球支付。
该代币还带有一个加密货币钱包,据估计,一币 网络上将总共提供1200亿个代币。
组织者向网络参与者出售了包括促销和折扣包装在内的教育材料。
教育课程包括加密货币,交易,投资,财务分析和资产管理。
用户应该为这些程序付费。在真正的多层次营销风格中,参与者还获得了推荐奖励,以吸引更多的用户加入。
几份报告还表明,一币是庞氏骗局,在全球多个国家/地区都面临法律诉讼。

它声称如何工作

硬币是通过采矿获得的,而一币则是一个集中式网络,组织者据称在其中“照顾了所有技术方面”。
一个上传到其油管频道的解释器视频声称,这是一个安全的“创新平台,它将改变金融体系。”
还声称该加密货币遵守了解您的客户(KYC)规则以防止洗钱。
此外,视频还声称一币是“第一个每月对其区块链进行审计的加密货币。”

没有硬币,没有区块链,什么都没有

但实际上,警方最终发现OneCoin Ltd实际上是一个“多层次营销网络”。
据Hard Fork先前报道,OneCoins实际上并未使用计算机资源进行开采。他们的身价实际上是由欺诈者规定的,他们将硬币“编程”为从0.50欧元(0.56美元)增加到约29.95欧元(33.68美元)。

我们现在知道,调查人员还驳斥了OneCoin维护私有区块链的说法-实际上,警方发现它缺乏“一个真正的,公开且可验证的区块链”。

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伦敦金融城与#OneCoin的合法性与外国执法伙伴有着相同的信念。
如果您认为自己可能是#OneCoin欺诈的受害者,或怀疑有人在营销该欺诈,请挺身而出并向@actionfrauduk报告。

截至2015年3月,欺诈者一直在向实际上并不存在的成员分配“硬币”。当局说,创始人称这些为“假硬币”。
与“ cryptocurrency”骗局一币相关的一些网站于2019年12月下线。

谁是Ruja Ignatova博士

伊格纳托娃(Ignatova)告诉人们,她创造了一种可与比特币匹敌的加密货币,并说服他们投资数十亿美元。
2016年6月,鲁雅·伊格纳托娃(Ruja Ignatova)博士穿着看似昂贵的晚礼服和长耳环在英国伦敦的舞台上露面。
在华丽的(俗气的)一币活动中,Ruja告诉她的粉丝,一币是“比特币杀手”。
“两年之内,没人会再谈论比特币了!”她补充说。
Ignatova继续说道:“自2015年1月开采第一枚代币以来,一币易于使用,每个人都可以使用[…],我们的增长迅猛发展。”
尽管据称一币迅速发展,并且团队专心描绘了成功的形象,但投资者越来越感到担忧。
长期以来一直允许用户进行一币交易的交易所一直被推迟。组织者由于在里斯本举行的活动中的担忧而减弱,但伊格纳托娃从未露面。
根据联邦调查局(FBI)的记录,人们认为伊格纳托娃(Ignatova)于2016年10月25日登上了从索非亚(Sofia)到雅典(Athens)的瑞安航空(Ryanair)航班。此后她一直没有再沟通。
她被控进行证券欺诈,电汇欺诈和洗钱。

承认有罪的兄弟

伊格纳托娃(Ignatova)仍在逃亡中,但她的兄弟对洗钱和欺诈指控表示认罪,目前面临最长90年的监禁。
康斯坦丁·伊格纳托夫(Konstantin Ignatov)于3月在洛杉矶国际机场被捕,他于10月4日签署了认罪协议,承认他在价值数十亿美元的加密货币骗局中的作用。
但是,据报道,他担心自己的有罪认罪总是会透露出所涉人员的身份,他们可能会向他或他的家人报仇。因此,根据美国证人保护计划,他可能会获得新的身份。
伊格纳托夫(Ignatov)坚持说,自从姐妹失踪以来,他没有与他通话,并声称自己已经雇了一名私人调查员找到她。到目前为止,它们都没有成功。

洗钱百万的律师

自三月初美国对他,伊格纳托娃和伊格纳托夫提出指控以来,前美国律师马克·斯科特一直在头条新闻。
斯科特据称从骗局中重新路由了4亿美元,从而赚了5,000万美元。他被判洗钱和欺诈罪名成立,目前面临50年的监禁。
他的律师坚称,他没有意识到一币的加密货币一文不值,并声称他只是在遵循Ignatova的命令。经过三周的审判,这些指控被曼哈顿的联邦陪审团驳回。
据信,斯科特曾是洛克律师事务所(Locke Lord)的合伙人,据信在2015年底至2017年中之间注册了许多假公司,离岸账户和欺诈手段来洗钱。
在法庭诉讼程序中,斯科特声称美国前总统乔治·W·布什的弟弟尼尔·布什获得了30万美元的报酬,与伊格纳托娃会面,讨论一笔6000万美元的贷款,以使用一币加密货币购买非洲油田。
斯科特定于2020年2月21日被判刑,并且在美国投资者(受骗局影响)决定起诉他以赔偿后,他还参与了另一起诉讼。

还没完

尽管在逮捕和定罪其中的一些方面,执法工作已取得进展,但仍有许多工作要做-尽管伊格纳托娃仍在自由漫游,但受害者无疑在哀悼他们的损失。
我一开始认为,一币加密货币骗局将是未来几年值得关注的骗局,它应该成为提醒,在与您来之不易的现金分手之前要进行思考。

如果这告诉了我们什么,那就是当事情听起来太好以至于无法实现时,它们可能就是事实。

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A book club

This book club is ran by my local library and the leader is the librarian at the library. The non fiction caught my eye and quickly I borrowed the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown, so I can participate in the discussion.

I might have heard Brown’s TED talk in the past. An excellent speaker and story teller, however, I feel her theme is just too much of a chicken soup for the soul.

Courage. Vulnerability. Shame. 勇气. 脆弱. 耻辱.

They’re nouns that is in the eyes of the beholder. And interestingly enough, the group leader brought up an example by saying ‘I couldn’t resist eating chocolate during the Valentine’s Day because they’re so good…’

I’m wondering, it was her vulnerability alright, but was it her lacking of self control?

I still went because of the non fiction title of the club, but disappointed at the gathering. I was the first one to arrive and learnt that this meet was the third meet on the same book and one more to follow. She opened the meet by saying how much she loves qigong 气功 which wiki defines is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. She then went on to teach the principal of the book, mixing in the energy block … etc.

Wait a second. Didn’t we read the book? Shouldn’t we be discussing it, as to benefit from each other? At one point, she mentioned that she was brought up by being non confrontational. She was often at loss of words and pause. During one of the pauses, I asked the five women if they were taught to obey and not confrontational. The ladies from Iran said yes. The Canadian said, somewhat yes and the only American lady said, hell, no. I thought this was the only good thing I took from the meet.  

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In a pink vase

This orchid is from Trader Joe’s, cost $13.

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Anthurium 红掌

Got this cutty, commonly known as laceleaf from Home Depot $10, right before the Valentine’s Day.

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China says …

Exclusive: Senior China diplomat concedes challenge of coronavirus, slams ‘overreaction’
Alessandra Galloni, Ryan Woo
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that the new coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing’s management of the epidemic while lashing out at the “overreaction” of other countries.

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in the German capital, State Councillor Wang Yi, who also serves as China’s foreign minister, urged the United States not to take unnecessary virus-response measures that could hamper trade, travel and tourism.

“The epidemic overall is under control,” he said. “This epidemic is truly sudden. It has brought a challenge to China and the world.”

“We’ve taken such complete prevention and control efforts, efforts that are so comprehensive, that I can’t see any other country that can do this,” Wang said, adding that any leader in another country would find the challenge very difficult.

“But China has been able to do this.”

The virus, coming on the back of a disruptive trade war between the United States and China, has again exposed underlying tensions on multiple fronts between the world’s two biggest economies.

It has also posed one of the toughest challenges for President Xi Jinping since he assumed power in 2013.

During the roughly 90-minute interview, on topics ranging from the coronavirus to Hong Kong, and the Middle East, Wang repeatedly pinned blame on Washington.

Beijing has criticized the United States in particular for taking drastic measures on coronavirus, which have included travel curbs on visitors from China. The United States was the first to announce it was evacuating citizens from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the virus outbreak.

“Some countries have stepped up measures, including quarantine measures, which are reasonable and understandable, but for some countries they have overreacted, which has triggered unnecessary panic,” he said.

“I’m sure that those countries are reflecting on this as the situation evolves and the epidemic is gradually brought under further control,” he said. “They will gradually release such restrictions. Because at the end of the day, these countries need to interact with China.”

The U.S. State Department and Treasury Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while the White House declined to comment.

Wang rejected the idea that China was not transparent enough in its initial handling of the outbreak. Top Communist Party officials in Wuhan and Hubei province, where the city is located, were sacked this week.

“From the beginning, we took a very open and transparent manner in releasing information to the international community’s cooperation on this effort,” he said, noting that fewer than 1% of global cases have been reported outside of China.

The coronavirus has infected nearly 64,000 people in China and killed more than 1,300.

“We’re not just defending the life, safety and health of Chinese citizens, but also making our contribution for global public health, and that should be recognized,” he said.

Beijing has urged countries to ease travel restrictions and resume flights after numerous airlines stopped flying to China.

“Only under the leadership of President Xi can we control this sudden epidemic, which has spread so quickly. This is not only to defend the health of the Chinese people, but also will prevent the rapid spread of this epidemic in the world,” he said.

“We have taken the most correct, the most rigorous and decisive measures to fight against the epidemic. Many measures went beyond international health regulations and the WHO recommendations,” Wang said.

‘IMMORAL’ TREATMENT OF HUAWEI

In the far-ranging interview, Wang said he did not understand why the United States was using its power and trying to get its allies to attack a private company like China’s Huawei [HWT.UL].

On Thursday, U.S. prosecutors accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese firm, escalating the U.S. battle with the world’s largest telecoms gear maker.

The United States has been waging a campaign against Huawei, which it has warned could spy on customers for Beijing. Washington placed the company on a trade blacklist last year, citing national security concerns.

“We don’t know why this superpower country is using its state power, and moving its allies to attack Huawei, which is a private company,” Wang said.

“Why can’t a Chinese company succeed based on its own efforts? Why can’t America accept that other countries’ companies can also display their talent in the economy, in technology?” he said.

“Perhaps deep down, it doesn’t hope to see other countries develop. It doesn’t want to see that other countries can become big and strong. It even resorts to rumors to defame other countries’ companies,” he said.

He called U.S. attacks on Huawei “immoral” and said there was no credible evidence that the company has a so-called back door that harms U.S. security.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that U.S. officials believe Huawei can covertly access mobile phone networks around the world through “back doors” designed for use by law enforcement. Huawei denies the accusations.

PHASE 1 TRADE DEAL INTACT

Wang also said he does not see a need to revisit what was agreed in the Phase 1 trade deal reached with Washington, after questions have arisen as to whether China would be able to fulfill its commitments to make vast purchases of U.S. goods due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“As we implement the Phase 1 trade agreement, we will accumulate experience and then we can consider when we should start Phase 2. I think this is a reasonable approach,” he said.

Still, he decried U.S. curbs on movement of people between the two countries.

“Objectively, this will bring some difficulties to implementing this agreement,” he said.

Wang noted that U.S. President Donald Trump has praised Xi’s leadership in China’s battle to contain the virus, and that his administration has said it stands ready to spend up to $100 million to assist China and other countries affected by coronavirus.

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Dems demand … take down … Pelosi ripping up …

The full title is: Dems demand Twitter, Facebook take down edited video of Pelosi ripping up State of the Union speech posted by Trump

Just in case the article disappear, I screenshots it too … I do feel that it’s the moment that Dems lost their 2020 election … and Pelosi sealed it … Their calling to take it down, shows that they knew it too.

How about Bloomberg n Yang ticket?


Nancy Pelosi says ripping up Trump’s State of the Union was ‘the courteous thing to do’Video

Reaction and analysis from Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, ‘Fox News Sunday’ anchor Chris Wallace and ‘The Daily Briefing’ anchor Dana Perino.

Democrats are calling on Twitter and Facebook to take down an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripping up the State of the Union address — claiming it’s designed to “mislead” people.

“The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people, and every day that these platforms refuse to take it down is another reminder that they care more about their shareholders’ interests than the public’s interests,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, said Friday.

On Thursday, Trump posted the video, made by Turning Points USA, which shows the “powerful American stories” that Trump highlighted in his State of the Union address interspersed with the moment immediately afterward when Pelosi tore up the speech.

The video appears to be a continuation of the point made by Republicans that Pelosi, in ripping up the speech, was also ripping up the stories of those Americans that Trump highlighted in the address — including stories of a Tuskegee airman, Americans killed in combat and a military family being reunited.

But Democrats objected to the video because it implies that Pelosi ripped up the papers after each story was told — which she did not.

The video was also posted to Facebook. Hammill was quizzed by Facebook spokesman Andy Stone about what he found objectionable to the video: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”

“They’re arguing it’s deceptively edited to misinform and want twitter to censor it,” National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser Matt Whitlock tweeted. “But.. she tore the speech that had those stories. Repetition to highlight exactly what she was tearing is not ‘misinformation,’ these Reps are gaslighting.”

The video is the latest controversy in the fallout over the State of the Union. The House on Thursday voted to table a Republican-led resolution to condemn Pelosi.

The vote, which fell along party lines, 224 to 193, effectively killed the measure introduced on Wednesday by Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, amid widespread GOP furor over Pelosi’s actions. The resolution called the speaker’s public shredding of the address “a breach of decorum” and said it brought “discredit on the House.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached here.

Nancy Pelosi not only broke federal law in regards to destruction of official documents, she pre-tore the pages and said it was all lies.

Well, so everyone honored is a lie?

The only thing missing from this video is a paper tearing sound. Maybe add in Swalwell’s fart heard around the world.

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Why are we so insecure?

WSJ published an op by Walter Russell Mead, titled China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia. All hell broke out, within, Chinese groups. Someone is going as far as to rally people to sign a White House petition, asking WSJ to apologize. link

First, it’s just one mans opinion in a free press newspaper. Please don’t be so insecure and overreacting.

Second, Mr. President is very busy. He just shakes off the impeachment and is facing reelection, among many agendas.

Thirdly, why don’t you write a resounding rebuttal?

Fourthly, why do we feel the need of an apology?

U.S. cyclists arrived in Beijing in 2008 with face mask. You asked them to apprize, instead to make the air quality sweeter to breathe. My heart went out to these athletes. You inflicted your insecurity on a group of innocent people.

Sun Yang was banned in 2014 by Chinese Swimming Association and was called a drug cheat by an Aussie, Mack Horton in 2016. And you demanded an apology. The Aussies refusedflatly. As a footnote, two years later, it was alleged that he and his team used hammer to smash vials of blood samples in front to anti-doping testers.

A sportscaster describes a Chinese female swimming to have a great start but finished short, by saying went out like stink, died like a pig. Of course Chinese thought Byron MacDonald called their girl smelly and pig, therefore demanded an apology and received one. Really, like stink means very fast. Really?

I feel, an apology should be offered, to show the sincerity, not demanded. I guess China has one advantage that the most counties do, is they have 1.4 billion people. One percent of them decide to gang up on you, it’s a lot to deal with.

Did you like the kid who always cries when he or she doesn’t get what s/he wants, or running away from the play, “I’m going to tell my mom”? I didn’t. Did you? So please do not do that. And learn a little English. If I could understand a, b, c, so could you. Come on, sick man of … means that country’s economy was or is in a bad shape. Wikipedia says it goes back to 1853 and sick man of Europe first appeared in 1860 on the NYT. And many countries were called ‘sick man’ after. Just google sick man of Europe, there are about ten articles after 2002. So why are we so petulant about being called sick man? … Unless you really think you’re sick. Am I right?

This brings another question, what did we do wrong, to be so insecure? Did you hear IBM’s next CEO, effective in April, is an Indian. Can we please work toward one simple goal, like, to put a Chinese in a fortune 100 soon? Stop being so petty. Getting a seat closer to the chairman is not like being the chairman.

为什么我们如此不自信?

《华尔街日报》发表了一篇题为《中国是亚洲真正的病夫》的文章。华人崩溃了。有人甚至召集人们签署白宫请愿书,要求《华尔街日报》道歉。

道歉真的那么重要吗?

首先,这只是自由新闻报纸上一个人的意见。 请不要这么没有安全感和反应过度。

第二 总统先生很忙。刚刚摆脱弹劾,面临连任竞选。可能帮不到你。

第三,为什么不写一个响亮的反驳?文字游戏嘛。

第四,为什么我们感到需要道歉?

美国自行车手于2008年带​​着口罩抵达北京。您要求他们道歉,而不是改变空气质量。我替这些运动员喊冤。因为您的不自信要人家无缘无故道歉。

孙杨在2014年被中国游泳协会禁止,然后在2016年被澳大利亚选手称为药物作弊。你要求道歉。澳洲人断然拒绝了。两年后的一个脚注是,据称孙杨和他的团队使用锤子砸烂瓶中的血液样本。

一位体育节目主持人形容中国女子游泳比赛有个不错的开端,但烂尾: went out like stink, died like a pig。 中国人认为称他们的女选手臭又猪,因此要求道歉。道歉是并得到了。但是真的,like stink 意思是非常快 不是说她臭味。

我觉得道歉应该说对方主动给的,以示诚意,而不是要求。我想中国拥有大多数国家没有的一个优势,那就是拥有14亿人口。他们中有百分之一决定一起光顾你时,你会招架不住。

还记得我们小时候和别人玩,总是有小孩没有得到自己想要的东西时哭泣,或者跑去 “我要告诉妈妈”?你老哭 谁还愿意和你玩呀? 因此,请不要这样做。另外学一点英语。如果我能学点a,b,c,那么您也可以。‘病夫’指的是该国的经济状况不佳。维基百科说它可以追溯到1853年。‘欧洲的病夫’第一次出现在1860年的纽约时报(NYT)上。之后,许多国家被称为“病夫”。仅谷歌 ‘欧洲病夫’,2002年以后大约有十篇文章。那么,为什么我们一被叫‘病夫’就这么敏感呢? …除非您真的有病。

这就带来了另一个问题,我们做错了什么,变得如此缺乏信心?您是否听说IBM的下一任首席执行官又是一位印度人 – 反正我的双手是数不过来了。我们能否朝着一个简单的目标努力,例如尽快使中国人领衔一个100强的公司?别这么小家气, 老浪费时间搞些无用功的事。好像在‘东京审判’里 让座位更靠近主席 丢人不?为什么不想着怎么当主席那?

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Is Dr. Li a hero?

The ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, one of the eight who mentioned the coronavirus in Wuhan has died from it sometime today February 7 or 6 – it seems if you’re important enough, you can’t even choose when to die, naturally. The uncertainty of the time of his death was due to the prolonged resuscitation: some claimed that his colleagues didn’t want to let him go, and others said it’s from the higher up order to keep him alive, longer. In any case, one of the unintended consequences is (or it was the intention?), someone can righteously accuse BBC (Thur 22:51 – this was posted by a friend who lives in UK), CNN (Thur 10:54am) etc. of spreading rumors because they have reported Li’s death, while China News Weekly 中国新闻周刊 (Fri, 00:09 presume it was Beijing time) reports Li was still being treated in ICU. In any case, all three screenshots were posted on Thursday before noon EST, which was Thursday 4:39 pm in UK and Friday 00:39 in Beijing.

What is happening after his death is equally worth of noticing. People began to post Do you hear the people sing from the musical Les Misérables, based on the 1862 historical novel by Victor Marie Hugo:

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men? …

As usual, every side wants to get their voice heard and many posts were deleted within hours.

I very much empathy with Dr. Li and pray for his unborn child and the five years old son, and his wife and his parents. But please don’t forget, Li only posted his comment in his friend group and warned them not to repeat. Was this a heroic act?

The outpouring by the people toward him, is it their anger for the inaction by the government?

(As more info come to light … was it inaction by the government or the scientists, who after all, published Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China on Jan 29, 2020.)

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Aetna code 82306

This cap code is how the doctor who exams or treats a patient and then bills the patient’s medical insurance. It represents the blood test of vitamin D. Aetna states that it “considers measurements of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D experimental and investigational for routine preventive screening.” Means they don’t cover it in the annual routine check up.

And I was billed for it on my annual physical $88.49.

So I set out to investigate it.

Call 1: late 2019 I made the call to my insurance and was then informed on Jan 3, 2020 that an additional $59.31 was made but I still have a balance of $29.18.

Call 2: Aetna said the balance was due to 82306 Vitamin D, which wasn’t covered.

Call 3: called laboratory billing department, the doctor office’s billing department and the doctor. Everyone tells to call someone else. And the good doctor didn’t return my two calls.

Call 3: Feb 6, the Aetna rep Ty called the lab who performed the test (call the doctor), and the doctor’s office (pls call back …).

Guess my time is toooo cheap.

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Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia

link to nejm on Jan 29, 2020

The virus from Wuhan has pushed New England Journal of Medicine to a new high. Because, it seemed, that the authors of the document (below) were more keen on publish their findings than to prevent a virus outbreak. In Wuhan China, doctors have detected the unknown virus, as early as December 2019 But the government (central and/or local …) knew the severity of the virus long before they made it public and tried to cover it up. Precious time had lost …


List of authors: Qun Li, M.Med., Xuhua Guan, Ph.D., Peng Wu, Ph.D., Xiaoye Wang, M.P.H., Lei Zhou, M.Med., Yeqing Tong, Ph.D., Ruiqi Ren, M.Med., Kathy S.M. Leung, Ph.D., Eric H.Y. Lau, Ph.D., Jessica Y. Wong, Ph.D., Xuesen Xing, Ph.D., Nijuan Xiang, M.Med., et al.

19 References. 4 Citing Articles

Abstract
BACKGROUND
The initial cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019 and January 2020. We analyzed data on the first 425 confirmed cases in Wuhan to determine the epidemiologic characteristics of NCIP.

METHODS
We collected information on demographic characteristics, exposure history, and illness timelines of laboratory-confirmed cases of NCIP that had been reported by January 22, 2020. We described characteristics of the cases and estimated the key epidemiologic time-delay distributions. In the early period of exponential growth, we estimated the epidemic doubling time and the basic reproductive number.

RESULTS
Among the first 425 patients with confirmed NCIP, the median age was 59 years and 56% were male. The majority of cases (55%) with onset before January 1, 2020, were linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, as compared with 8.6% of the subsequent cases. The mean incubation period was 5.2 days (95% confidence interval [CI], 4.1 to 7.0), with the 95th percentile of the distribution at 12.5 days. In its early stages, the epidemic doubled in size every 7.4 days. With a mean serial interval of 7.5 days (95% CI, 5.3 to 19), the basic reproductive number was estimated to be 2.2 (95% CI, 1.4 to 3.9).

CONCLUSIONS
On the basis of this information, there is evidence that human-to-human transmission has occurred among close contacts since the middle of December 2019. Considerable efforts to reduce transmission will be required to control outbreaks if similar dynamics apply elsewhere. Measures to prevent or reduce transmission should be implemented in populations at risk. (Funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and others.)

Since December 2019, an increasing number of cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) have been identified in Wuhan, a large city of 11 million people in central China.1-3 On December 29, 2019, the first 4 cases reported, all linked to the Huanan (Southern China) Seafood Wholesale Market, were identified by local hospitals using a surveillance mechanism for “pneumonia of unknown etiology” that was established in the wake of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak with the aim of allowing timely identification of novel pathogens such as 2019-nCoV.4 In recent days, infections have been identified in other Chinese cities and in more than a dozen countries around the world.5 Here, we provide an analysis of data on the first 425 laboratory-confirmed cases in Wuhan to describe the epidemiologic characteristics and transmission dynamics of NCIP.

Methods
SOURCES OF DATA
The earliest cases were identified through the “pneumonia of unknown etiology” surveillance mechanism.4 Pneumonia of unknown etiology is defined as an illness without a causative pathogen identified that fulfills the following criteria: fever (≥38°C), radiographic evidence of pneumonia, low or normal white-cell count or low lymphocyte count, and no symptomatic improvement after antimicrobial treatment for 3 to 5 days following standard clinical guidelines. In response to the identification of pneumonia cases and in an effort to increase the sensitivity for early detection, we developed a tailored surveillance protocol to identify potential cases on January 3, 2020, using the case definitions described below.1 Once a suspected case was identified, the joint field epidemiology team comprising members from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) together with provincial, local municipal CDCs and prefecture CDCs would be informed to initiate detailed field investigations and collect respiratory specimens for centralized testing at the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, in Beijing. A joint team comprising staff from China CDC and local CDCs conducted detailed field investigations for all suspected and confirmed 2019-nCoV cases.

Data were collected onto standardized forms through interviews of infected persons, relatives, close contacts, and health care workers. We collected information on the dates of illness onset, visits to clinical facilities, hospitalization, and clinical outcomes. Epidemiologic data were collected through interviews and field reports. Investigators interviewed each patient with infection and their relatives, where necessary, to determine exposure histories during the 2 weeks before the illness onset, including the dates, times, frequency, and patterns of exposures to any wild animals, especially those purportedly available in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, or exposures to any relevant environments such as that specific market or other wet markets. Information about contact with others with similar symptoms was also included. All epidemiologic information collected during field investigations, including exposure history, timelines of events, and close contact identification, was cross-checked with information from multiple sources. Households and places known to have been visited by the patients in the 2 weeks before the onset of illness were also investigated to assess for possible animal and environmental exposures. Data were entered into a central database, in duplicate, and were verified with EpiData software (EpiData Association).

CASE DEFINITIONS
The initial working case definitions for suspected NCIP were based on the SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) case definitions, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003 and 2012.6-8 A suspected NCIP case was defined as a pneumonia that either fulfilled all the following four criteria — fever, with or without recorded temperature; radiographic evidence of pneumonia; low or normal white-cell count or low lymphocyte count; and no reduction in symptoms after antimicrobial treatment for 3 days, following standard clinical guidelines — or fulfilled the abovementioned first three criteria and had an epidemiologic link to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market or contact with other patients with similar symptoms. The epidemiologic criteria to define a suspected case were updated on January 18, 2020, once new information on identified cases became available. The criteria were the following: a travel history to Wuhan or direct contact with patients from Wuhan who had fever or respiratory symptoms, within 14 days before illness onset.9 A confirmed case was defined as a case with respiratory specimens that tested positive for the 2019-nCoV by at least one of the following three methods: isolation of 2019-nCoV or at least two positive results by real-time reverse-transcription–polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) assay for 2019-nCoV or a genetic sequence that matches 2019-nCoV.

LABORATORY TESTING
The 2019-nCoV laboratory test assays were based on the previous WHO recommendation.10 Upper and lower respiratory tract specimens were obtained from patients. RNA was extracted and tested by real-time RT-PCR with 2019-nCoV–specific primers and probes. Tests were carried out in biosafety level 2 facilities at the Hubei (provincial) CDC and then at the National Institute for Viral Disease Control at China CDC. If two targets (open reading frame 1a or 1b, nucleocapsid protein) tested positive by specific real-time RT-PCR, the case would be considered to be laboratory-confirmed. A cycle threshold value (Ct-value) less than 37 was defined as a positive test, and a Ct-value of 40 or more was defined as a negative test. A medium load, defined as a Ct-value of 37 to less than 40, required confirmation by retesting. If the repeated Ct-value was less than 40 and an obvious peak was observed, or if the repeated Ct-value was less than 37, the retest was deemed positive. The genome was identified in samples of bronchoalveolar-lavage fluid from the patient by one of three methods: Sanger sequencing, Illumina sequencing, or nanopore sequencing. Respiratory specimens were inoculated in cells for viral isolation in enhanced biosafety laboratory 3 facilities at the China CDC.3

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
The epidemic curve was constructed by date of illness onset, and key dates relating to epidemic identification and control measures were overlaid to aid interpretation. Case characteristics were described, including demographic characteristics, exposures, and health care worker status. The incubation period distribution (i.e., the time delay from infection to illness onset) was estimated by fitting a log-normal distribution to data on exposure histories and onset dates in a subset of cases with detailed information available. Onset-to-first-medical-visit and onset-to-admission distributions were estimated by fitting a Weibull distribution on the dates of illness onset, first medical visit, and hospital admission in a subset of cases with detailed information available. We fitted a gamma distribution to data from cluster investigations to estimate the serial interval distribution, defined as the delay between illness onset dates in successive cases in chains of transmission.

We estimated the epidemic growth rate by analyzing data on the cases with illness onset between December 10 and January 4, because we expected the proportion of infections identified would increase soon after the formal announcement of the outbreak in Wuhan on December 31. We fitted a transmission model (formulated with the use of renewal equations) with zoonotic infections to onset dates that were not linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, and we used this model to derive the epidemic growth rate, the epidemic doubling time, and the basic reproductive number (R0), which is defined as the expected number of additional cases that one case will generate, on average, over the course of its infectious period in an otherwise uninfected population. We used an informative prior distribution for the serial interval based on the serial interval of SARS with a mean of 8.4 and a standard deviation of 3.8.11

Analyses of the incubation period, serial interval, growth rate, and R0 were performed with the use of MATLAB software (MathWorks). Other analyses were performed with the use of SAS software (SAS Institute) and R software (R Foundation for Statistical Computing).

ETHICS APPROVAL
Data collection and analysis of cases and close contacts were determined by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China to be part of a continuing public health outbreak investigation and were thus considered exempt from institutional review board approval.

Results
Figure 1.

Onset of Illness among the First 425 Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–Infected Pneumonia (NCIP) in Wuhan, China.
The development of the epidemic follows an exponential growth in cases, and a decline in the most recent days is likely to be due to under-ascertainment of cases with recent onset and delayed identification and reporting rather than a true turning point in incidence (Figure 1). Specifically, the latter part of the curve does not indicate a decrease in the number of incident cases but is due to delayed case ascertainment at the cutoff date. Care should be taken in interpreting the speed of growth in cases in January, given an increase in the availability and use of testing kits as time has progressed. The majority of the earliest cases included reported exposure to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, but there was an exponential increase in the number of nonlinked cases beginning in late December.

Table 1.

Characteristics of Patients with Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan as of January 22, 2020.
The median age of the patients was 59 years (range, 15 to 89), and 240 of the 425 patients (56%) were male. There were no cases in children below 15 years of age. We examined characteristics of cases in three time periods: the first period was for patients with illness onset before January 1, which was the date the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was closed; the second period was for those with onset between January 1 and January 11, which was the date when RT-PCR reagents were provided to Wuhan; and the third period was those with illness onset on or after January 12 (Table 1). The patients with earlier onset were slightly younger, more likely to be male, and much more likely to report exposure to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. The proportion of cases in health care workers gradually increased across the three periods (Table 1).

Figure 2.

Key Time-to-Event Distributions.
Figure 3.

Detailed Information on Exposures and Dates of Illness Onset in Five Clusters Including 16 Cases.
We examined data on exposures among 10 confirmed cases, and we estimated the mean incubation period to be 5.2 days (95% confidence interval [CI], 4.1 to 7.0); the 95th percentile of the distribution was 12.5 days (95% CI, 9.2 to 18) (Figure 2A). We obtained information on 5 clusters of cases, shown in Figure 3. On the basis of the dates of illness onset of 6 pairs of cases in these clusters, we estimated that the serial interval distribution had a mean (±SD) of 7.5±3.4 days (95% CI, 5.3 to 19) (Figure 2B).

In the epidemic curve up to January 4, 2020, the epidemic growth rate was 0.10 per day (95% CI, 0.050 to 0.16) and the doubling time was 7.4 days (95% CI, 4.2 to 14). Using the serial interval distribution above, we estimated that R0 was 2.2 (95% CI, 1.4 to 3.9).

The duration from illness onset to first medical visit for 45 patients with illness onset before January 1 was estimated to have a mean of 5.8 days (95% CI, 4.3 to 7.5), which was similar to that for 207 patients with illness onset between January 1 and January 11, with a mean of 4.6 days (95% CI, 4.1 to 5.1) (Figure 2C). The mean duration from onset to hospital admission was estimated to be 12.5 days (95% CI, 10.3 to 14.8) among 44 cases with illness onset before January 1, which was longer than that among 189 patients with illness onset between January 1 and 11 (mean, 9.1 days; 95% CI, 8.6 to 9.7) (Figure 2D). We did not plot these distributions for patients with onset on or after January 12, because those with recent onset and longer durations to presentation would not yet have been detected.

Discussion
Here we provide an initial assessment of the transmission dynamics and epidemiologic characteristics of NCIP. Although the majority of the earliest cases were linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market and the patients could have been infected through zoonotic or environmental exposures, it is now clear that human-to-human transmission has been occurring and that the epidemic has been gradually growing in recent weeks. Our findings provide important parameters for further analyses, including evaluations of the impact of control measures and predictions of the future spread of infection.

We estimated an R0 of approximately 2.2, meaning that on average each patient has been spreading infection to 2.2 other people. In general, an epidemic will increase as long as R0 is greater than 1, and control measures aim to reduce the reproductive number to less than 1. The R0 of SARS was estimated to be around 3,12 and SARS outbreaks were successfully controlled by isolation of patients and careful infection control.13 In the case of NCIP, challenges to control include the apparent presence of many mild infections14 and limited resources for isolation of cases and quarantine of their close contacts. Our estimate of R0 was limited to the period up to January 4 because increases in awareness of the outbreak and greater availability and use of tests in more recent weeks will have increased the proportions of infections ascertained. It is possible that subsequent control measures in Wuhan, and more recently elsewhere in the country as well as overseas, have reduced transmissibility, but the detection of an increasing number of cases in other domestic locations and around the world suggest that the epidemic has continued to increase in size. Although the population quarantine of Wuhan and neighboring cities since January 23 should reduce the exportation of cases to the rest of the country and overseas, it is now a priority to determine whether local transmission at a similar intensity is occurring in other locations.

It is notable that few of the early cases occurred in children, and almost half the 425 cases were in adults 60 years of age or older, although our case definition specified severe enough illness to require medical attention, which may vary according to the presence of coexisting conditions. Furthermore, children might be less likely to become infected or, if infected, may show milder symptoms, and either of these situations would account for underrepresentation in the confirmed case count. Serosurveys after the first wave of the epidemic would clarify this question. Although infections in health care workers have been detected, the proportion has not been as high as during the SARS and MERS outbreaks.15 One of the features of SARS and MERS outbreaks is heterogeneity in transmissibility, and in particular the occurrence of super-spreading events, particularly in hospitals.16 Super-spreading events have not yet been identified for NCIP, but they could become a feature as the epidemic progresses.

Although delays between the onset of illness and seeking medical attention were generally short, with 27% of patients seeking attention within 2 days after onset, delays to hospitalization were much longer, with 89% of patients not being hospitalized until at least day 5 of illness (Figure 2). This indicates the difficulty in identifying and isolating cases at an earlier stage of disease. It may be necessary to commit considerable resources to testing in outpatient clinics and emergency departments for proactive case finding, both as part of the containment strategy in locations without local spread yet as well as to permit earlier clinical management of cases. Such an approach would also provide important information on the subclinical infections for a better assessment of severity.

Our preliminary estimate of the incubation period distribution provides important evidence to support a 14-day medical observation period or quarantine for exposed persons. Our estimate was based on information from 10 cases and is somewhat imprecise; it would be important for further studies to provide more information on this distribution. When more data become available on epidemiologic characteristics of NCIP, a detailed comparison with the corresponding characteristics of SARS and MERS, as well as the four coronaviruses endemic in humans, would be informative.

Our study suffers from the usual limitations of initial investigations of infections with an emerging novel pathogen, particularly during the earliest phase, when little is known about any aspect of the outbreak and there is a lack of diagnostic reagents. To increase the sensitivity for early detection and diagnosis, epidemiology history was considered in the case identification and has been continually modified once more information has become available. Confirmed cases could more easily be identified after the PCR diagnostic reagents were made available to Wuhan on January 11, which helped us shorten the time for case confirmation. Furthermore, the initial focus of case detection was on patients with pneumonia, but we now understand that some patients can present with gastrointestinal symptoms, and an asymptomatic infection in a child has also been reported.17 Early infections with atypical presentations may have been missed, and it is likely that infections of mild clinical severity have been under-ascertained among the confirmed cases.18 We did not have detailed information on disease severity for inclusion in this analysis.

In conclusion, we found that cases of NCIP have been doubling in size approximately every 7.4 days in Wuhan at this stage. Human-to-human transmission among close contacts has occurred since the middle of December and spread out gradually within a month after that. Urgent next steps include identifying the most effective control measures to reduce transmission in the community. The working case definitions may need to be refined as more is learned about the epidemiologic characteristics and outbreak dynamics. The characteristics of cases should continue to be monitored to identify any changes in epidemiology — for example, increases in infections among persons in younger age groups or health care workers. Future studies could include forecasts of the epidemic dynamics and special studies of person-to-person transmission in households or other locations, and serosurveys to determine the incidence of the subclinical infections would be valuable.14 These initial inferences have been made on a “line list” that includes detailed individual information on each confirmed case, but there may soon be too many cases to sustain this approach to surveillance, and other approaches may be required.19

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the National Science and Technology Major Projects of China (2018ZX10201-002-008-002, 2018ZX10101002-003), the China–U.S. Collaborative Program on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease, and National Mega-Projects for Infectious Disease (2018ZX10201002-008-002), the National Natural Science Foundation (71934002), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance [CEIRS] contract number HHSN272201400006C), and the Health and Medical Research Fund (Hong Kong). None of the funders had any role in the study design and the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data or in the writing of the article and the decision to submit it for publication. The researchers confirm their independence from funders and sponsors.

Drs. Q. Li, X. Guan, P. Wu, and X. Wang and Drs. B. Cowling, B. Yang, M. Leung, and Z. Feng contributed equally to this article.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not represent the official policy of the China CDC. All the authors have declared no relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced this work.

This article was published on January 29, 2020, and last updated on January 31, 2020, at NEJM.org.

We thank Wuhan CDC, Huanggang CDC, and other prefecture CDCs and medical institutions in Wuhan for assistance with field investigation administration and data collection and the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, for assistance with laboratory testing.

Author Affiliations
From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (Q.L., X.W., L.Z., R.R., N.X., C.L., D.L., J.Z., W.T., L.J., Q.W., R.W., Y.Z., G. Shi, G.F.G., Z.F.), the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, Hubei (X.G., Y.T., X.X., Y.W., Q.C., M.L., C.C., R.Y., S.Z., Y. Luo, B.Y.), the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (P.W., K.S.M.L., E.H.Y.L., J.Y.W., T.T.Y.L., J.T.W., B.J.C., G.M.L.), the Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (T.L., R.Y., S.Z., H. Liu, Y. Liu, G. Shao, H. Li, Z.T.), the Jingzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jingzhou, Hubei (T.L.), the Chengdu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan (H. Liu); the Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changsha, Hunan (Y. Liu), the Anyang Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Anyang, Henan (G. Shao), the Panjin Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Panjin, Liaoning (H. Li), the Guizhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guiyang, Guizhou (Z.T.), the Jiading District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai (Y.Y.), the Nanchang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanchang, Jiangxi (Z.D.), the Inner Mongolia Comprehensive Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia (B.L.), and the Baoshan District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai (Z.M.) — all in China.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Feng at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 155 Changbai Rd., Changping District, Beijing, China, or at [email protected]; to Dr. G.M. Leung or Dr. Cowling at the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Rd., Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China, or at [email protected] or [email protected], respectively; or to Dr. B. Yang at the Hubei Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 35 Zhuodaoquan North Rd., Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei, China, or at [email protected]

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Margaret Chung 张玛珠

The spellings of 张: Zhang, Chang, Cheung and now Chung:

Lady Chung (1889-1959) was someone special, very special. Her life story is worthy of several books:

  • she was the oldest of eleven children
  • she began to support her family and raise her sibling since ten
  • she won many speech awards – OMG
  • she was the first known female Chinese to attend a medical school
  • … and obviously the first female Chinese medical doctor in US, in 1916
  • … being the only woman in her class, she called herself ‘Mike’
  • … how a female, gay, Chinese physician find a job in US …
  • Madame Jiang 宋美齡 got the most credit for the Flying Tiger but it was Dr. Chung who secretly recruited the pilots who jokingly called themselves the “Mom Chung’s Fair-Haired Bastard Sons”
  • oh, among her sons, were Ronald Reagan …
  • she was an army surgeon
  • … and her sons bought her a house after WWII
  • Chester W. Nimitz was one of her sons and pallbearers

RIP Margaret and thank you so much!

张玛珠(1889-1959)是一位非常特别的人。 她的人生故事值得几本书:

  1. 她出生于加州 是11个孩子中最大的
  2. 从十岁开始,她开始养家糊口,抚养弟妹。
  3. 她赢得了许多演讲奖-OMG
  4. 她是第一个进入医学院学习的华裔女性 毕业于1916年
  5. …而且显然是在美国第一位华裔女医
  6. …是班上唯一的女人,她称自己为“迈克”
  7. … 一位女性同性恋华裔医师如何在美国找到工作…
  8. 宋美龄夫人因“飞虎队”而获得最多的赞誉,但张医生偷偷招募了飞行员,他们开玩笑地称自己为“妈妈张的混蛋儿子“
  9. 哦,在她的儿子中,有里根总统…
  10. 她是一名军医
  11. 第二次世界大战后,她的儿子们给她买了房子
  12. 她过世于旧金山
  13. 切斯特·尼米兹(Chester W.Nimitz)是她的儿子和护柩者之一

玛格丽特安息,非常感谢!

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Wuhan coronavirus, and the vaccines

A scary virus is going around Wuhan, and truth and rumors are flying as well…

I know a vaccine is far away to treat the current outbreak but the recent case of that Shanghai clinic’s owner Dr. George Kuo over Prevenar 7 came to mind.

The case went like this: because Chinese government requires each imported vaccine needs to be renewed every five years and they can deny the renewal without a reason, so they did to Prevenar 7 in 2015. It would take Pfizer 18 months to get their Prevenar 13 approved in China. So, during this period, Dr. Kuo whose clinic caters to the foreign community and upper crest locals, found a supplier in Singapore and imported 13,000 doses of varied vaccines himself, and got caught. He was tried in a Shanghai court, and convicted of selling “fake drugs”. His sentencing was seven years in jail, according to the law.

Before going on further, here is a little reality in the vaccine: 90% vaccine market in the world is dominated by four big pharmas: two in US, one each in France and UK. And they basically are doing a decent job and most other countries take them without a fuss. I remembered taking my infants to their pediatrician for checkups and ended up always getting some sort of injections even I didn’t ask for any of them. (A bad mom who didn’t do her homework.) And the doctor always dutifully wrote down on a chart. (This would prove to be very useful since many places require it: schools and camps, just to name a few.)

Guess I was just a lucky go happy kind of person, and totally dictated by the pediatrician. When the FDA approved it and my kids would receive it.

Chinese has their own fda: cfda. CFDA checks every imported vaccine and the time they spent checking, could be as long as ten years. I didn’t make this up: Jack Ma’s South China Morning Post revealed that, for example, the clinical trial of China to approve (HPV, 2006) vaccine took a decade. During these time, Chinese who has means went to Hong Kong to get it.

Sanofi makes good rabies vaccine but due to the difficulties they encountered in China, they withdrew from China gradually since 2010. And the fake vaccine from Changsheng Bio-tech 长盛生物技术公司 appeared on our horizon in 2018.

How to balance the protection of your local market vs healthy competition is a thin line.

Shortly before the new year 2020, Dr. Kuo’s fate has a reversal: his 7 years reduced to two years because they updated 未经批准进口的药按假药论处 the unauthorized imports of drugs are treated as counterfeit drugs. Kuo’s fine was ¥50,000 from ¥2,000,000.

疫苗 … 想起上海美籍华人郭桥 Prevenar 7, George Kuo — 上海疫苗版“药神”案: “销售假药罪”改判“走私罪”, 刑期大幅缩短 — 是朋友经手的案子. 国内的作风非常难理解. 说不更新就不更新… 也不替孩子们着想 … 所以郭才私下进口.

四大药厂 (2美国 1法国1英国) 生产全球 90%的疫苗. 但是中国会用10年的时间去衡量 (临床)一个进口的疫苗 (HPV) 下一代的疫苗都上市了!!! 我就奇怪 难道美国 欧盟的FDA 还需要中国再去验证吗?匪夷所思. 结果就是, 比如 Sanofi 的rabies 狂犬病疫苗很好 但是由于国内的政策 Sanofi 从2010年 开始慢慢离开了中国. 接下来就是我们看到的长盛假疫苗. 没有竞争 消费者吃亏.

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