New China COVID-19 outbreak…Salmon?

It is unknown how the virus made it onto the chopping board at Xinfadi market in Beijing’s Fentai district, but the discovery came in conjunction with a cluster of cases and has forced its closure.

Lin Li, chief scientist of a team that monitors aquatic disease and control in Guangdong Province, told the newspaper it’s not possible for live salmon to be contaminated with the virus given it lives in the ocean, neither can frozen salmon be a source of the novel coronavirus which can only exist in active cells.

New China COVID-19 outbreak to directly impact ‘salmon business around the world’

By now anyone who stops by this blog knows I’m obsessed with Covid-19 and try to learn as much as I can by reading widely.  When I heard about the potential salmon connection I had to find more to read.  And I did.

IntraFish Media is the world’s leading source of news, prices and analysis for the global seafood, commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries.

Source: Wikipedia

I like salmon and usually buy the farmed version over the wild version despite the nutritional differences.  When I was on the company’s website I found this link:

Screenshot_2020-06-24 New China COVID-19 outbreak to directly impact 'salmon business around the world' Intrafish

I clicked the link and got this:

Screenshot_2020-06-24 Error 503 intrafish com

Memo to Self:

File under Things That Make You Go Hmmm……

 

Quote for Today – 04.07.20

As China is now emerging as a world economic powerhouse, the Communist leadership has tightened its ideological control by systematically whitewashing history and using the powerful state-controlled media to brainwash its citizens. Nowadays, if you ask a young person born after the 1980s about the Cultural Revolution, the Anti-Rightist Movement, or the student pro-democracy protest movement of 1989, it’s highly likely that he or she hardly knows anything. You can’t get a lot from the internet in China because of the censorship.

Wenguang Huang – Chicago-based journalist, writer and translator.

 

Risk Factors for Death From COVID-19 Identified in Wuhan

Fei Zhou, MD, from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and colleagues conducted a retrospective, observational, multi-center cohort study of 191 patients, 137 of whom were discharged and 54 of whom died in the hospital.

The study, published online today in The Lancet, included all adult inpatients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 from Jinyintan Hospital and Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital who had been discharged or died by January 31 of this year. Severely ill patients in the province were transferred to these hospitals until February 1.

Overall, 91 (48%) of the 191 patients had comorbidity. Most common was hypertension (30%), followed by diabetes (19%) and coronary heart disease (8%)…The average age of survivors was 52 years compared to 69 for those who died. Liu cited weakening of the immune system and increased inflammation, which damages organs and also promotes viral replication, as explanations for the age effect.

Click the link below for the full source article.

Risk Factors for Death From COVID-19 Identified in Wuhan Patients

 

Corona Sales Plummet in China Amid Coronavirus Pandemic — VinePair

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 coronavirus has nothing whatsoever to do with Corona, the parent company of the Mexican lager has nonetheless suffered a crushing financial loss due to the growing pandemic. Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev), the international producer and distributor of Corona beer, reported Thursday that a decline in Chinese on- and off-premise…

via Corona Sales Plummet in China Amid Coronavirus Pandemic — VinePair

Yikes!

China Rx

In China Rx, Gibson and Singh discuss China’s long-term strategy to destroy the markets of Western countries in China and take over vital industries.  They cite the expectation of technology transfer held over Western companies who want access to China’s explosive domestic market.  Many Chinese nationals employed by American pharmaceutical firms have stolen trade secrets and provided them to Chinese companies.  Plus, China is heavily involved in cyber-espionage to steal treatment protocols, manufacturing plant specifications, and cost and pricing data to undercut U.S. companies and co-opt government-funded research.

 

It’s not just the carcinogens in your blood pressure medications.  The game is much bigger.

Is Your Generic Medication Made In China and Is It Safe?

Where Are My Generics Medications Made? India, China, or the US?

Secret police study finds crime networks could have laundered over $1B through Vancouver homes in 2016 — Global News

A study of more than 1,200 luxury real estate purchases in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in 2016 found that more than 10 per cent were tied to buyers with criminal records. Continue reading →

via Secret police study finds crime networks could have laundered over $1B through Vancouver homes in 2016 — Global News

Is Your Generic Medication Made In China and Is It Safe?

Important must read.

The Skeptical Cardiologist

Last week the FDA recalled several versions of the generic blood pressure medication valsartan which were made in China and contained a carcinogen (see here.)

Since then I  have switched many patients from the bad valsartan to losartan or valsartan from presumably safe manufacturers.

It didn’t really occur to me that this could be just the tip of the iceberg until I received a reader comment which I will copy below.

As I thought about it, I realized that I have no idea where the generic ramipril I am taking is manufactured. It very well could be in China or India.

This recent article from The Epoch Times confirms that Americans are becoming more and more reliant on medications manufactured in China and that many researchers feel this poses a significant security threat.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inspecting only a small number of the Chinese companies…

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Genworth Sold to China-based Firm – Richmond Times

The top executive at Genworth Financial Inc. assured analysts and investors Monday that the proposed sale to a China-based investment firm was “the best option” to preserve and create value for shareholders.

Genworth, a major seller of home mortgage insurance and long-term care insurance, announced Sunday evening that its board agreed for the Henrico County-based company to be bought for about $2.7 billion by Beijing-based China Oceanwide Holdings Group, a privately held international financial company that has been expanding its holdings in the U.S.

Source: Genworth CEO: selling company to China-based firm is ‘best option’ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Area Business News

East ‘Meats’ West: Diabetes on Rise in China

The Chinese people are eating more food per serving, have more money to buy and eat food — particularly junk food — when they’re not hungry, and engage in less physical activity, Xiaohui said.

He said that many people still eat a traditional Chinese meal, but along with rice and veggies will be more meat, and portions will be bigger as well. In addition, fast-food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s are enjoying success at the price of a growing obesity epidemic among children and teens, he said.

via Medical News: East ‘Meats’ West: Diabetes on Rise in China – in Meeting Coverage, AACE from MedPage Today.

Traditional ethnic diets are preferable for your particular ethnicity.  You want fries with that?