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Coronavirus – Official YouTube Channel – WHO (World Health Organisation)

For those like me who prefer to watch video, rather than read – The WHO (World Health Organisation), has a YouTube channel with many videos relating to the Coronavirus :

Here’s an explanatory video (31-Jan-2020) about the virus (you should watch this) :

Stay safe, and hopefully we all will.

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Official Website Link For Coronavirus Information – WHO (World Health Organisation)

The WHO (World Health Organisation), has provided a link for information about the Coronavirus :

It took quite a long time to load, I guess they must be getting millions of views. So be patient if you use the link. Might be worth printing out any documents, if you think their website could go down.

I listed some basic preparations you could make in my first post about Coronavirus here :

Especially make sure you have access to bottled water (a person can last 2 weeks without water)

And canned goods, probably protein type (tuna/tinned meats), but also some carbs and fats (eg baked beans), which can be eaten cold if necessary (a person can live 4 weeks or more without food)

Probably don’t go crazy with it, in case it’s not as bad as it might be, buy foods that you’d eat anyway.

Try stay calm, panic won’t help you or others, could actually make things a lot worse. Probably the authorities will get this sorted out, and probably it won’t be a problem for you.

Although I’m becoming more and more concerned as each day passes and reports seem to worsening. Reason I say this, is that YOU (WE) need to take this seriously, wherever you live.

I’m just passing the information on – I don’t know what sources you guys have where you are.

Stay safe, and hopefully we all will.

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US$675 Million Needed For New Coronavirus Preparedness And Response Global Plan

This straight from WHO (World Health Organisation), yesterday 5-Feb-2020 :

US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan


Urgent support needed to protect vulnerable countries from outbreak


5 February 2020, News release, Geneva, Switzerland


To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020.


“My biggest worry is that there are countries today who do not have the systems in place to detect people who have contracted with the virus, even if it were to emerge,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Urgent support is needed to bolster weak health systems to detect, diagnose and care for people with the virus, to prevent further human to human transmission and protect health workers.”


The Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for the new coronavirus lays out activities and resources needed by international health organizations globally, including WHO, to implement priority public health measures in support of countries to prepare and respond to nCoV-2019 for a period February-April 2020. The objectives of the plan are to  limit human-to-human transmission of the virus, particularly in countries most vulnerable if they were to face an outbreak; identify, isolate and care for patients early; communicate critical risk and event information; minimize social and economic impact; reduce virus spread from animal sources; and address crucial unknowns.


The plan focuses on:


Rapidly establishing international coordination and operational support;
Scaling up country readiness and response operations;
Accelerating priority research and innovation.
“The effectiveness of outbreak response depends on the preparedness measures put in place before outbreaks strike,” said Dr Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme. “That is why we are seeking resources to safeguard the most vulnerable countries to protect people from the new coronavirus before it arrives on the doorstep.”


As noted in the SPRP, WHO assesses that the outbreak poses a very high risk in China, and high risk regionally and globally. The risk assessment was based on factors including the likelihood of further spread, the potential impact on human health, and the varying levels of effectiveness in national preparedness and response measures. Accelerated action, as called for in the plan, can address these risks and areas requiring support.


As of 10 a.m. Central European Time on 5 February, 25 countries have reported confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, including China, where 24,363 people had contracted the virus, or over 99% of all cases. In all other countries, 191 cases have contracted the virus.


Source –


Hope you are safe, and stays that way for you. Now might be the time to make some preparations for extended stay at home, ie canned foods, bottled water, grains, pulses etc – for more information, please to refer to my earlier posts.

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Coronavirus Update: 24,000+ Infected, Two Confirmed New Epicenters (Zheijang, Guangdong)

One source I heard there’s been 500 deaths in China. This situation is looking pretty serious right now, so please take some precautions, it’s sounding like this may develop into a full blown pandemic.

Sorry the video is 16 hours old now, but this guy is the best information source I’ve found so far. Will do my best to look for more information tomorrow.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

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Coronavirus Update: 20,000+ Infected, Belgium, CA Cases, Unlikely to be Contained, CDC Admits

Just found this on YouTube, this guys seems to have done some extensive research – so just passing on …

Saw this as a pinned comment – “Singapore and Thailand just had a big jump in cases”


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Coronavirus – Update 1

I went out today to fetch some bottled water, have enough now I guess for two people for a couple of weeks. It was heavy to carry home ! Stocked up on bleach and some more tinned foods.

I passed the laundry and hairdresser that I use on the way. Both were closed, without explanation. New year has passed a month ago and Chinese new year was 5 days ago. The next Thai public holiday is 10-Feb “Makha Bucha”. So, I suspect the owners and workers are staying at home, presumably until this Coronavirus issue blows over.

BBC reported 132 deaths, nearly 6000 confirmed cases and nearly 10000 suspected cases in China, and that 16 other countries have confirmed cases – 4 hours ago – YouTube BBC News Channel – (30-Jan-2020 @ 11:00GMT) – video included in this post.

200 Brits are being evacuated from Wuhan, and will be quarantined in UK for 14 days. US is taking similar measures for their citizens.

UK government has held a “Cobra” meeting, which usually happens for things like terrorist attacks. ie only for very serious and grave issues.

Australia are quarantining people, including Australian citizens on Christmas island, which has been controversial.


The death toll of the coronavirus has risen to 170 and with a confirmed case in Tibet, the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China.

Source – BBC News YouTube

I don’t trust the BBC further than I could throw them, but they seem to be the largest mainstream outlet I could find reporting on it. (on a side note – BBC is showing adverts on their videos on YouTube, so hopefully they’ll adopt this model elsewhere and stop ripping UK citizens off for a license fee)

Stay safe, I hope you and your loved ones are.


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Brexit beats the House of Lords – Jeff Taylor

A friend of the blog from Canada, said that they were interested in what’s happening in UK regarding Brexit. When initially searching for news last year (because I was fed up with Google recommending The Guardian and The BBC), I found that it was difficult to obtain the facts. So, have had to hunt around, a hunt which paid off, I’m now able to get up-to-date news, which isn’t propaganda or fake news.

So, I’m sharing this, as it’s current and Jeff Taylor (who’s probably more a centrist than anything else), reports factually (which can easily be confirmed via other reputable sources, like the video feeds from Parliament and House of Lords).

Basically, the UK Brexit withdraw law was passed in the Parliament last year. The House of Lords then have a chance to add amendments – which they did this week. It was then passed back to Parliament, and voted on, and all of their amendments where denied/ voted down.

From what I understand it has to go back to House of Lords again. It’s likely they will this time approve it, and not add any amendments. One of the reasons being is that they’ve made themselves unpopular already in the past and there’s talk of reform of the House of Lords (keeping one’s job springs to mind). Do we really need 800 people being paid at top tier salaries in the House of Lords – isn’t that a bit of a waste of money ?

Then next is that the law needs Royal ascent, which basically mean the Queen signing off on it – which will just happen, basically.

And, then lastly it needs to be approved by the Europe. If they don’t, then it’s a “hard Brexit” on 31-Jan-2020, ie UK leaves without a trade deal, on WTO terms. Which, from what I’ve been hearing may not be a disaster (as the scare mongers have prophesied), might actually be a better outcome for UK. It’s actually my preferred outcome, get this shitshow over and done with, and get on with sorting out UK’s real problems. But – Dunno, not an expert here regarding WTO vs Europe/UK trade agreement, and I don’t know anyone who is either.

If Europe do approve it, then UK still “leaves” Europe on 31-Jan-2020, but then there’s a Brexit implementation period (basically UK and Europe negotiating a trade deal), with final FULL leave date of 31-Dec-2020.

Most likely Europe will begrudgingly approve the law. So most likely UK will “leave” Europe on 31-Jan-2020, into the Brexit implementation period.

Or there, or there abouts, in somewhat layman’s terms. Sorry I’m not a journalist, or news blog, just putting the word out there. More I enjoy creative writing and opinions, than the hard stuff like serious journalism.

Jeff produces videos every day, and if Brexit is of interest to you, then might be worth following his channel.

I don’t know his political leaning intimately, but those that lean to the left, or are pro-Europe, or are a communist, well, he may not fit your confirmation bias. So might not be your cup of tea. Just saying …

Anyway – For me I’m a centrist, so am able to digest traditional real journalism/facts, and Jeff fulfills my inquisitiveness into what’s actually happening in politics in UK, especially regarding Brexit.

So for that, Thanks Jeff, and also Thanks for filling the void made by BBC, ITV, Channel 4, The Guardian, The Independent and the other one, forget the name, sorry about that. Should also say – thanks UK fakestream media for becoming irrelevant, and making space for new entrants, truly in this case it seems that “diversity is our strength” 🙂 Perhaps soon now I can stop paying for (on pain of a criminal record) a BBC service I don’t use, like or want, or think is relevant anymore.

Lastly, thanks to the 1000 or so new followers, over past couple of days – I don’t know where you came from (or why), but a heart felt welcome anyway. I don’t know if I can live up to your expectations, only time will tell that. A lot of the time I do photography, sometimes I write. A lot of the time I don’t blog at all.


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