Who Knew What When?

In an attempt to show he was on top of things, Chinese president Xi claims to have been Fighting Virus Earlier Than Previously Reported.

China’s Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, issued internal orders about the coronavirus epidemic in early January, about two weeks before his first public remarks on the outbreak, according to a speech by Mr. Xi that was published Saturday.

Is that believable?

If so, that means the government hid concerns for two weeks.

Either way it looks bad to me.

Other News Headlines

  • The U.S. says it will evacuate Americans from the cruise ship quarantined off Japan.
  • France announces the first coronavirus death in Europe and its 12th case.
  • China reports more than 2,000 new cases and 139 deaths, most in Hubei.
  • Africa rushes to train health workers.
  • Protests against coronavirus clinics spring up in Hong Kong. Many of the demonstrators, numbering in the hundreds, were dressed in black, the signature color of the city’s anti-government protests.
  • At least two workers who helped build a new coronavirus hospital in 10 days are infected.

China’s Banks Quarantine or Destroy Cash

The central banking authorities of China are disinfecting, stashing and reportedly even destroying cash in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, said at a news conference on Saturday that the cash collected by commercial bank

Cash collected from hospitals and food markets must be handled separately and disinfected before depositing the notes to the People’s Bank of China, Mr. Fan said. In severely hit regions, the collected cash must undergo ultraviolet or high-temperature disinfection and be stored for 14 days before going back to the market, he added. In less affected areas, the bank notes must be disinfected and stored for a week before use.


A People’s Bank of China branch in the southern city of Guangzhou is even destroying bank notes that came from hospitals, food markets and public transportation, according to a report by Nanfang, a state-owned outlet in Guangdong Province.

Family Death Cascade

Seven-Day Doubling

Fear and Boredom on Cruise Ship

Supply Chains

Medical Supplies

Global Pandemic Likely

About Those Tests

WHO says China Bought the World Time

This is a hoot: WHO says China Bought the World Time

These hypocrites praise China for quarantines while condemning other countries for flight bans.

It's those flight bans that may have stopped the spread internationally.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Coronavirus Death and Illness Stats Update

Mainstream media is slow to update. Instead, let's check into some Tweets.

Coronavirus Deaths Surge, No Containment In Sight

As the coronavirus "official" death toll nears 500, hospitals in China turn away cases.

Coronavirus Quarantines: How Long Should They Be?

China wants 700 million people to start returning to work. But questions abound.

Coronavirus Deaths Top 250, 8th Infection in US

The coronavirus death toll hit 259 February 1. The number of deaths and infections are widely believed underreported.

Cat Catches Coronavirus, Quarantined for Two Weeks

This is not an April Fools Joke. A Belgium cat displayed coronavirus symptoms and tested positive.

Coronavirus Deaths: How Badly Undercounted Are They?

Official counts of coronavirus deaths are certainly understated. But by how much?

China in State of Panic as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

As the official death toll mounts so do the demands and restriction on Chinese citizens.

Big Jump In Coronavirus Deaths Coming Up?

The pool of severe cases keeps rising. Most of the death counts will come from this pool.

New Exponential Jump in Coronavirus Cases and Deaths

Amidst all the claims of fake news let's take a step back and look at the actual data.