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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    It appears that the Chinese government has not been truthful.

    21 Million Chinese Cellphone Users Disappear in Three Months
    Great Breibart Conspiracy Theories.

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Great Breibart Conspiracy Theories.
    from the article:

    With that in mind, the Epoch Times thought it was a bit odd for 21 million Chinese cell phones to abruptly disappear, given that cell phone usage has been increasing constantly in China for years, and phones have been touted as an important tool for containing the coronavirus epidemic:
    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on March 19 the number of phone users in each province in February. Compared with the previous announcement, which was released on Dec. 18, 2019, for November 2019 data, both cellphone and landline users dropped dramatically. In the same period the year before, the number of users increased.
    The number of cellphone users decreased from 1.600957 billion to 1.579927 billion, a drop of
    21.03 million. The number of landline users decreased from 190.83 million to 189.99 million, a drop of 840,000.

    In the previous February, the number increased. According to MIIT, the number of cellphone users increased in February 2019 from 1.5591 billion to 1.5835 billion, which is 24.37 million more. The number of landline users increased from 183.477 million to 190.118 million, which is 6.641 million more.
    According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population at the end of 2019 was 4.67 million larger than in 2018, reaching 1.40005 billion.
    The Epoch Times considered several explanations for the loss of users, such as migrant workers who kept different cell phones for their home and work cities – necessary due to some of China’s regulations on phone service – abandoning the work phone because it was not needed during the quarantine period, or people generally canceling their phone service because they wanted to save money during the hard months.
    On the other hand, the government is currently requiring citizens to use their cell phones to generate “health codes” so their movements can be tracked and permission to travel can be restricted to healthy individuals, so as U.S.-based commentator Tang Jiangyuan put it, it is effectively “impossible for a person to cancel his cellphone.”
    “Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping … no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones,” Tang noted.
    The New York Times explained just how heavily Chinese authorities are leaning on those cell phones to monitor their population, and not just for coronavirus infections:
    The Times’s analysis found that as soon as a user grants the software access to personal data, a piece of the program labeled “reportInfoAndLocationToPolice” sends the person’s location, city name and an identifying code number to a server. The software does not make clear to users its connection to the police. But according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency and an official police social media account, law enforcement authorities were a crucial partner in the system’s development.
    While Chinese internet companies often share data with the government, the process is rarely so direct. In the United States, it would be akin to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using apps from Amazon and Facebook to track the coronavirus, then quietly sharing user information with the local sheriff’s office.
    The system, which relies on a unit of the immense Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, assigns users a green, yellow, or red “health code” in the style of a traffic light. Predictably, Chinese citizens find the opaque system cryptic and frightening, since the government has not explained exactly how it works.
    “In some cities, residents now have to register their phone numbers with an app to take public transportation,” the Times added.

    so a breitbart conspiracy?

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    It appears that the Chinese government has not been truthful.

    21 Million Chinese Cellphone Users Disappear in Three Months
    Assuming the mobile phone article is correct.

    What happens if the "citizen" doesn't have their mobile phone for their RFID chip confirmation?
    Are those same citizens being placed into containment with all the people who are infected?
    Are those citizens being given some other style of immunization in the form of time release pallet RFID placed under their skin?

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by davel View Post
    Are you saying military people hav high syphillis rate, which last I heard was a STI, not an airborne bacteria.
    Not one of the most favourable topics.

    htttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphilis

    Syphilis - Wikipediay

    We live in a military training area. We get 10,20,30, upwards of 50 thousand foreign an local troupes train here every year.

    I have serviced the copier at the local area VD clinic.

    Back in the day (years ago):
    The exact number of worst case STD's I will not state, but I will tell you it covered multiple cities an it was in a range of 1 to 7000 combined figures, for the two week military training exercise. The majority of the STD's come from foriegn troupes who spend their R&R in some of the Asian cities before coming to Australia to attend the annual military joint training exercises.

    Tertiary syphillis can be a problem later on in life....
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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Baby Shark shows you how to wash your hands!

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    from the article:

    With that in mind, the Epoch Times thought it was a bit odd for 21 million Chinese cell phones to abruptly disappear, given that cell phone usage has been increasing constantly in China for years, and phones have been touted as an important tool for containing the coronavirus epidemic:
    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced on March 19 the number of phone users in each province in February. Compared with the previous announcement, which was released on Dec. 18, 2019, for November 2019 data, both cellphone and landline users dropped dramatically. In the same period the year before, the number of users increased.
    The number of cellphone users decreased from 1.600957 billion to 1.579927 billion, a drop of
    21.03 million. The number of landline users decreased from 190.83 million to 189.99 million, a drop of 840,000.

    In the previous February, the number increased. According to MIIT, the number of cellphone users increased in February 2019 from 1.5591 billion to 1.5835 billion, which is 24.37 million more. The number of landline users increased from 183.477 million to 190.118 million, which is 6.641 million more.
    According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population at the end of 2019 was 4.67 million larger than in 2018, reaching 1.40005 billion.
    The Epoch Times considered several explanations for the loss of users, such as migrant workers who kept different cell phones for their home and work cities – necessary due to some of China’s regulations on phone service – abandoning the work phone because it was not needed during the quarantine period, or people generally canceling their phone service because they wanted to save money during the hard months.
    On the other hand, the government is currently requiring citizens to use their cell phones to generate “health codes” so their movements can be tracked and permission to travel can be restricted to healthy individuals, so as U.S.-based commentator Tang Jiangyuan put it, it is effectively “impossible for a person to cancel his cellphone.”
    “Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping … no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones,” Tang noted.
    The New York Times explained just how heavily Chinese authorities are leaning on those cell phones to monitor their population, and not just for coronavirus infections:
    The Times’s analysis found that as soon as a user grants the software access to personal data, a piece of the program labeled “reportInfoAndLocationToPolice” sends the person’s location, city name and an identifying code number to a server. The software does not make clear to users its connection to the police. But according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency and an official police social media account, law enforcement authorities were a crucial partner in the system’s development.
    While Chinese internet companies often share data with the government, the process is rarely so direct. In the United States, it would be akin to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using apps from Amazon and Facebook to track the coronavirus, then quietly sharing user information with the local sheriff’s office.
    The system, which relies on a unit of the immense Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, assigns users a green, yellow, or red “health code” in the style of a traffic light. Predictably, Chinese citizens find the opaque system cryptic and frightening, since the government has not explained exactly how it works.
    “In some cities, residents now have to register their phone numbers with an app to take public transportation,” the Times added.

    so a breitbart conspiracy?
    Anyone who believes anything that the Chinese gov't or the Epoch Times say, would be a good mark to sell the Brooklyn Bridge to.

    The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper[2] founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement.

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Well since some of you seem to like YouTube videos, here is one on the 21 million fewer cellphones accounts in China.
    YouTube

    Or you can just Google it and pick a news source that you accept,

    Here is the short version for those who don't 23.5 minute videos.
    YouTube

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    Sports equipment manufactures who now considered non essential businesses and closed are re-opening and repurposing their facilities to make PPE for health care workers.

    Sports equipment manufacturers are essentially in the business of making protective equipment.

    Bauer famous for hockey equipment such as face shields on hockey helmets will now make face shields for health care workers.

    Their is the additional incentive to recall their workers from home just so that they can keep busy.

    Bauer gets green light to make protective medical gear | CBC Sports

    They are open sourcing their design so that other manufacturers can do the same.

    Major League baseball uniforms suppliers are repurposing their equipment to make surgical gowns.

    Another manufacturer that makes goalie pads had to send their workers home. Their equipment specializes in sewing. They are recalling their workers to make surgical gowns.

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    "ZoomBombing" is now a thing!

    One way people have been staying connected to others while practicing social distancing is by taking advantage of video chat apps.

    A popular video conferencing service is Zoom — especially with companies looking to hold meetings with employees. But some super obnoxious trolls have found a way to infiltrate Zoom meetings.

    Here is a link to how to protect your information security.


    Trolls are taking over Zoom chats with porn - change this setting


    Change your Zoom settings to block others from sharing files. If a troll makes it into your meeting and has the ability to share files, they could share porn or worse — including malware that could infect your device.

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    Re: Latest on the Corona Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by jmaister View Post
    its a complicated stats for sure.

    but I think using stats vs population isnt accurate either. Landmass has to be included, waterway, population density, etc etc...
    OK. Considering land mass, taking the top two from the list, the US and Italy, the US has more than 32 times the land mass. Now why does the media keep talking about the US having the most cases without comparing land mass or total population?

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