* The classic lie "we are not against the people but against the leadership" (make China low again) should really be directed against US itself - just ask Edward Snowden! Never mind that he himself has a poor understanding of China today. He was a kid when Japan was the target in the early 1990s. And the reason was exactly the same, Japan, which didn't have a Communist party, yet outperformed US technologically and was accused for everything from "stealing US tech knowhow to hindering US from selling crappy cars in Japan. However, a congress woman who complained that Japan was getting its hands on military high tech was corrected by the notion that US best planes would be impossible without high tech from Japan. Reminds Peter Klevius about the fact that Japam produced hybrid passenger cars already 1997 while Germany couldn't do it before some decade later - and even then only with the help of Japanese technology.
Without any empirical reason US led Sinophobic anti-China smear campaign asks (usually via its 5eyes spy organization puppet states) for an "unpartial international investgation of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis"!?
Peter Klevius wonders why and how?
Why ask for it without presenting any clear reason? On the contrary, it seems that althoughChina was the first country to be attacked, it handled it better than most Western countries incl. US and its puppets.
How would such an "independentinvestigation" be made? Similarily as the US led World corruption index which managed to even lower China's rating from the years before despite the largest anti-corruption campaign (led by XI) the world has ever seen. Iran 146 on the list but the Saudi dictor family managed 51 together with Italy - while China is placed 80. Who believes such a list?
No matter which similar list you check on Wikipedia etc. you will see that they are all pro-Saudi/anti-China and connected to and in practise led by US - i.e. the country which long before the coronavirus crisis used every effort to block other countries from having anything to do with China, i.e. with the world's foremost spreader of high tech and wealth.
SARS-CoV-2 most likely evolved from a bat virus that recombined in some other animal/s before spreading to humans.
Despite relatedness of SARS-CoV-2 to bat-pangolin viruses, none of the existing SARSr-CoVs represents its immediate ancestor.
The ability of SARS-CoV-2 to emerge and infect humans is likely explained by its hACE2-using RBD region, which is genetically similar to that of culturable Yunnan SARSr-BatCoVs and human/civet-SARSr-CoVs.
No animal samples from the Wuhan market were reported to be positive.
The first identified case-patient and other early case-patients had not visited the market, suggesting the possibility of an alternative source.
No evidence showing that SARS-CoV-2 is an artificial recombinant.
SARS-CoV-2 is a member of subgenus Sarbecovirus (previously lineage b) in the family Coronaviridae, genus Betacoronavirus, and is closely related to SARS-CoV, which caused the SARS epidemic during 2003, and to SARS-related-CoVs (SARSr-CoVs) in horseshoe bats discovered in Hong Kong and mainland China. Whereas SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus were rapidly traced to their immediate animal sources (civet and dromedaries, respectively), the origin of SARS-CoV remains obscure.
Unlike other members of the subgenus Sarbecovirus, SARS-CoV-2 has a spike protein that contains a unique insertion that results in a potential cleavage site at the S1/S2 junction, which might enable proteolytic processing that enhances cell–cell fusion. SARS-CoV-2 was demonstrated to use the same receptor, human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (hACE2), as does SARS-CoV.
Phylogenetic analysis shows that the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene of SARS-CoV-2 is most closely related to that of SARSr-Ra-BatCoV RaTG13, whereas its predicted RBD is closest to that of pangolin-SARSr-CoVs (Figure 1). This finding suggests a distinct evolutionary origin for SARS-CoV-2 RBD, possibly as a result of recombination. Moreover, the SARS-CoV-2 RBD was also closely related to SARSr-Ra-BatCoV RaTG13 and the hACE2-using cluster containing human/civet-SARSr-CoVs and Yunnan SARSr-BatCoVs previously successfully cultured in VeroE6 cells.
The lies about an eye doctor as a "whistleblower hero".Li Wenliang was declared a hero by the West, but because of the very wrong reason. As a doctor treating eye patients during the outbreak he was one of many heroes who died after being contaminated by a patient.
However, 30 December 2019, a report inaccurately indicated SARS on one patient. Late same day (17:43) eye doctor Li Wenliang WeChatted "There were 7 confirmed cases of SARS (the report said "a high confidence level" for SARS coronavirus tests) at Huanan Seafood Market" (i.e. not "a possible outbreak" as Lancet wrongly cites him). He included a patient's CT scan. One hour later at 18:42, he corrected himself and admitted that it wasn't proven to be SARS. Spreading these kind of sensitive premature rumours outside one's expertice would not be tolerated in most Western countries. But the police just gave a warning and let him continue his work - probably because of his swift correction of his mistake. On 4 February, the Chinese Supreme Court said that the eight Wuhan citizens should not be punished as "what they said was not entirely false".
Li has been officially honored together with 13 other "martyrs", mostly physicians, which is the highest honor the government can bestow on a citizen who dies from serving China.
for China good reputation is all that matters - now when it has already won the tech competition. China's defense against West's smear campaign is called "propaganda" in the West. Dear US, it's time to behave! You lost the tech war to little Japan long ago. Now you've lost it against big China. Get over it. So Peter Klevius advises: Do as Wall Street, shake hands instead of producing unfounded Sinophobic smear propaganda!
17 November 2019: A retrospectively confirmed case.
1 December 2019: The first known patient started experiencing symptoms but had not been to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. No epidemiological link could be found between this case and later cases.
8–18 December 2019: Seven cases later diagnosed as COVID19 were documented; only two of them were linked with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
18-29 December 2019: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) that will eventually be used for viral genome sequencing is collected from patients.
25 December 2019: Wuhan Fifth Hospital gastroenterology director Lu Xiaohong reported suspected infection by hospital staff.
26 December 2019: Zhang Jixian identified a CT scan that showed a different pattern from other viral pneumonia.
27 December 2019: She reported to Jianghan district CCDC with four cases. During the following two days, the hospital received three similar cases, who all came from Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. The hospital reported to the provincial and city CDC directly which initiated a field investigation with a retrospective search for pneumonia patients potentially linked to the market. They found additional such patients and on 30 December, health authorities from Hubei Province reported this cluster to CCDC who immediately sent experts to Wuhan to support the investigation. Samples from these patients were obtained for laboratory analyses.
30 December 2019: Wuhan Municipal Health Committee informed WHO, Weibo etc. about an "urgent notice on the treatment of pneumonia of unknown cause". There had been "a successive series of patients with unexplained pneumonia recently." However, a DNA report inaccurately indicated SARS on one patient. Late same day (17:43) ophthalmologist Li Wenliang WeChatted "There were 7 confirmed cases of SARS at Huanan Seafood Market." He included a patient's CT scan. At 18:42, he admitted that it wasn't proven SARS.
31 December 2019: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were alerted by China of an unexplained "cluster of 27 cases of pneumonia” in Wuhan.