米国がドイツからN95マスクを強奪 日本は米国から医薬サプライを輸入できなくなる

ドイツのベルリン検察が3Mの中国工場から購入したN95マスク20万枚が、空輸の中継地であるタイのバンコク国際空港で米国政府から介入を受け、米国に奪われた。ベルリン市は「現代の海賊行為」と非難。

3Mは、同社が工場を置いている外国ではN95マスクの供給を同社に頼っており、それを米国に仕向けることは法的、人道的に問題があり、またそういうことをしていると相手国も対米報復してくる危険があるとし、ホワイトハウスからの圧力に抵抗している。3Mは、海外にある生産拠点で製造したN95マスクを、現地と米国の両方に同数出荷している。大統領の命令に従わない3Mに対し、政権幹部はカンカン。

ナヴァッロは、次に発表する行政命令で、米国からの医療品輸出に高い関税を掛け、輸出を制限することを示唆した。

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(↑米国内で買い占めているのは地元のユダヤ人じゃないですか?笑)

コロナ感染者数の統計は、ピーク時の中国より今の米国のほうが悪いため、トランプがおヒスを起こしている。もう大混乱です。面倒を見るから親分なのであって、面倒を見ないのであれば皆が離れていくでしょう。アメリカ・ファーストはバイバイ・アメリカ政策。さて、どうなるんでしょ。



COVID-19: German official accuses US of ‘modern piracy
200,000 face masks ordered by Germany seized at an airport in Bangkok following 'wild west' intervention by US authorities
Ayhan Şimşek | 03.04.2020
BERLIN
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/covid-19-german-official-accuses-us-of-modern-piracy/1791461

A senior German politician on Friday accused the Trump administration of “modern piracy” after nearly 200,000 face masks ordered by Germany were seized by U.S. authorities.

Andreas Geisel, the interior minister for Berlin state, confirmed media reports that about 200,000 FFP2 masks purchased for the Berlin police were seized at an airport in the Thai capital Bangkok following intervention by American authorities.

“We view this as an act of modern piracy,” he said in a written statement, stressing that such behavior between transatlantic partners is unacceptable.

"Even in times of global crisis there should be no wild west methods. I am urging the [German] federal government to demand the U.S.A. respect international rules,” he added.

According to German public broadcaster RBB, Berlin had purchased the masks from U.S. company 3M, which has factories in China.

The shipment destined for Germany was stopped at the Bangkok airport following intervention by American authorities and was diverted to the U.S., local media reported.

The Trump administration has been accused of pursuing a haphazard, “every man for himself” policy on equipment needed to deal with the pandemic.

The rapid spread of coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks, while many countries are facing shortages.

Germany is the third-worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe after Italy and Spain.

Germany's death toll rose to 1,217 on Friday, while the total number of cases surpassed 89,500.

Data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University shows worldwide infections surging past 1 million, with more than 55,100 deaths. Over 221,200 people have recovered.



White House tried to force 3M to send masks from Singapore to US
Trump invokes wartime powers act again to deal with coronavirus equipment shortages

James Politi, Demetri Sevastopulo and Lauren Fedor in Washington and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York April 3, 2020
https://www.ft.com/content/cee34681-5f47-416b-9cbc-d824e9eec68e

The White House tried to force 3M to export masks to the US from its hub in Singapore as tensions with the Minnesota-based manufacturer spilled into the open in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

3M this week resisted demands by White House officials to send about 10m N95 respirator masks being produced in Singapore for markets in Asia to the US, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

The company was reluctant to accept the White House request on legal and humanitarian grounds, as medical workers across the region would be deprived of protection, the person said.

3M executives did commit to exporting a similar number of masks to the US from a plant in China but that did not stop the White House from publicly attacking the company. Donald Trump also invoked Korean war-era powers under the Defense Production Act for the second time since the start of the outbreak. The latest effort would compel the company to sell its products to the US government if requested.

“We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way,” the US president wrote in a tweet on Thursday night. “Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing — will have a big price to pay!”

Earlier in the day, Peter Navarro, the White House adviser on trade and manufacturing, had hinted at the rising tensions with the company.

“To be frank, over the last several days we've had some issues, making sure that all of the production that 3M does around the world, enough of it is coming back here to the right places,” he said.

White House officials have also been attempting to persuade 3M to limit exports from US facilities to nearby countries, including Canada and Mexico, according to the person familiar with the matter.

The regional sales account for only one-10th of the masks 3M produces in the US but are in jeopardy because of the White House’s invocation of the DPA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) is now allowed to use “any and all authority” to buy “the number of N95 respirators” it “determines to be appropriate” from 3M and its subsidiaries, according to the wording of the act.

In a statement on Friday, 3M said the company was going “above and beyond” to boost production of N95 masks for the US market. It confirmed that the Trump administration had “requested that 3M increase the amount of respirators we currently import from our overseas operations into the US”, noting that it had secured the exports from China.

3M also said that the administration had requested that it “cease exporting respirators” from the US to Canadian and Latin American markets, but warned this could trigger a humanitarian crisis in those countries, where 3M is a “critical supplier”. The company also said the move could prompt retaliation against the US.

“If that were to occur, the net number of respirators being made available to the United States would actually decrease. That is the opposite of what we and the Administration, on behalf of the American people, both seek,” 3M said.

A Trump administration official with knowledge of the discussions declined to comment on specifics. But the person said there was “a tremendous amount of frustration” within the president’s coronavirus task force.

“The administration had worked very hard to ease some rules for 3M and other respirator manufacturers because those companies, 3M chief among them, had essentially promised that they would immediately be putting 35m N95s into the US marketplace. It became clear recently that wasn’t happening,” the official said.

The move against 3M came on the same day Mr Trump invoked the DPA to force other companies to make ventilators for coronavirus patients. The president said it would help companies — including General Electric, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, Royal Philips and Vyaire Medical — secure the supplies needed to make the ventilators.

“I am grateful to these and other domestic manufacturers for ramping up their production of ventilators during this difficult time,” Mr Trump said, adding that it would “save lives by removing obstacles in the supply chain that threaten the rapid production of ventilators”.

The president invoked the DPA late last month to compel General Motors to make ventilators, after criticising the carmaker for not doing enough to produce equipment.

Mr Trump had faced intense criticism for not invoking the DPA sooner as state governors had warned that more ventilators were needed to treat the rapid rise in patients.

The Trump administration has not enacted export controls to keep products in the US. In G20 discussions, US officials have supported statements that any trade actions should be “temporary, transparent, and appropriate”.

However, Mr Navarro hinted at a forthcoming executive order from the White House that would see the US customs agency block foreign sales of medical supplies with inflated prices. “We are going to crack down unmercifully,” Mr Navarro said.

米国大使館が在日米国人に対し、早期帰国を勧奨

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 3, 2020)

ここ数日でコロナ感染者が急増している、医療崩壊が近い、日米間のフライト数が既に細っており、輸送が止まりつつあることを理由に、今後日本に残る覚悟を決めている人以外は、急いで米国本土に戻るよう強く勧める内容。

米国が日本を「えんがちょ」したようなもの。どうする日本。

人々が移動制限している様子がわかるCommunity Mobility ReportをGoogleが提供

Google Community Mobility Report

スマホの位置情報を利用して、過去1年の傾向と現状との差を視覚化した。

日本では社会活動が概ね5~6割削減されている印象。国全体のデータと県別のデータがあり、現時点で東京は3月29日時点の情報が公開されている。

日本より厳しい行動制限を課しているイタリア、スペイン、フランス、イギリスの数値は、8~9割低下しており、事実上止まっていることが示されている。

米国国土安全保障庁の感染防止備品の在庫が払底 コロナ

DHSが保管している医療用マスク、手袋、防御服等の在庫が、ほぼ底を突きつつある。

限られた特定箇所の問題に対処するよう設計していたので、今回のコロナ騒ぎのような全国的な危機発生に対応するには、在庫が足りなかった。

今は世界中からカネに糸目を付けず買い漁っているところ。関連記事



Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say
Nick Miroff
April 1, 2020 at 10:00 PM EDT
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html

The government’s emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other medical supplies is running low and is nearly exhausted due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving the Trump administration and the states to compete for personal protective equipment in a freewheeling global marketplace rife with profiteering and price-gouging, according to Department of Homeland Security officials involved in the frantic acquisition effort.

ニューヨーク・ブルックリンのユダヤ教保守派居住地区でコロナ多発

ニューヨークのブルックリン地区でユダヤ教保守派が多いBorough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwoodでは、コロナ感染者が軒並み平均を上回っていることが明らかになった。

問題は、この民族集団にとって、神の戒律こそが最上位にあり、第一に守るべきものであり、周囲から何を言われようが自分達の習慣を絶対に変えないこと。

ユダヤ教保守派に近づくなー。恐~。

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Brooklyn’s Orthodox neighborhoods have high rates of coronavirus
The record of positive COVID-19 tests in the five boroughs shows that Borough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwood all have above-average positive test rates.

By BEN SALES/JTA APRIL 3, 2020 07:43
https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Brooklyns-Orthodox-neighborhoods-have-high-rates-of-coronavirus-623455

Four heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn have especially high rates of the novel coronavirus, according to data released by this city’s Department of Health.

The record of positive COVID-19 tests in the five boroughs shows that Borough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwood all have above-average positive test rates. In Borough Park, more than 67% of coronavirus tests have come back positive — the highest rate in Brooklyn and sixth-highest of any Zip code in New York City.

In Crown Heights, 63.4% of tests are positive, while in Williamsburg the figure is 62.5% and in Midwood it is 60.3%. The average positive test rate across the city is 53%.

The five city Zip codes with the highest positive test rates are in Queens, with the Corona neighborhood topping the list at more than 77%. Many of those neighborhoods are home to working-class New Yorkers whose jobs do not allow them to stay home.

Borough Park also has the third-highest raw number of positive tests of any neighborhood in the city with 771, and total tests with 1,146. In both cases, it’s behind only Corona and Elmhurst, adjacent neighborhoods in Queens.

An analysis by The City, a local New York publication, found that testing across neighborhoods has been proportional to their populations. Social distancing has been a particularly stark shift for Hasidic Jews, who make up a significant share of the population in Borough Park, Williamsburg and Crown Heights.

Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, men are accustomed to attending communal prayers three times a day, and social lives revolve around synagogue and lifecycle celebrations like weddings. Haredi families are also larger than average and tend to live in dense neighborhoods in the city.

In some haredi neighborhoods, social distancing measures like school closings came later than in the rest of the city.

Israel is experiencing an even more extreme phenomenon, as more than a third of the total population of the haredi city of Bnei Brak is estimated to have coronavirus, according to the Times of Israel.

ロシア正教はコロナでテレワーク導入 告白を電話とスカイプで受け付け

ローマ教皇は、告白する相手の神父が見つからない場合は、自分で直接神に告白しなさいと諭した。

欧米の神学者には、電話、スカイプ、場合によっては絵文字を使うことを勧める人もいるが、高位聖職者でそのような指示を出した高位聖職者はいない。

米国では、フェイスブックでミサを執り行ったり、車でやってきた信者と数メートル離れて面会し、電話越しに告白を受け付けるドライブスルー形式の牧師も現れている。



Russian Orthodox Church allows believers to offer confession by phone or Skype during Covid-19 shutdown
2 Apr, 2020 21:08
https://www.rt.com/news/484836-russian-orthodox-church-confession-coronavirus/

A novel way to administer some traditional sacraments, including confession, has been adopted by the Russian Orthodox Church as the country takes increasingly restrictive social distancing measures to combat coronavirus.

Strict home isolation rules adopted by authorities in most Russian regions have posed a challenge for Christians wanting to continue with their spiritual lives while the pandemic rages. With more 3,500 people infected nationwide, the Church's Patriarch, Kirill, has asked worshippers to stay away from chapels for the moment.

Instead, the Church has promptly come to the aid of its flock and offered them some rather unorthodox ways of participating in traditional sacraments. Most recently, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodic Department for External Church Relations, told the faithful that they can use modern technology.

“I believe that, in some extraordinary situation, one can confess by phone or by Skype,” he said, adding that a worshipper has to make an arrangement with a priest first.

Russia will celebrate Easter in about two weeks and Metropolitan Hilarion once again assured believers that they would not sin by missing the services.“You would not betray Christ if you do not visit a church but you would betray Christ if someone falls ill because of you,” he said. He also added that the Russian Orthodox Church broadcasts more of its services online now to provide believers access to them from home.

Russia is far from being the only nation where believers face various difficulties because of lockdowns and restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the dreaded disease that has already infected one million people around the world.

In late March, Pope Francis called on Catholics to forgo the practice of confessing to priests altogether if they find themselves unable to because of quarantine. “If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth,” he said, urging people to stay home.

Some theologians in the US and Europe suggested confessing by phone, Skype or even emoji as an option to continue one’s spiritual life in times of the pandemic, but there were no official recommendations from the highest church authorities. Priests in the US also resorted to leading masses on Facebook and even offered “drive-thru confessions.”

Worshippers there can now recant their sins while sitting in their cars in a church parking lot while a priest talks to them by phone sitting several meters away.

空母テオドア・ルーズベルト艦長を軍事機密漏洩で解任!!

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Shooting the messenger? US Navy SACKS captain for ‘causing alarm’ with plea to save lives of Covid-19-stricken carrier crew
2 Apr, 2020 21:09
https://www.rt.com/usa/484839-covid-19-carrier-captain-sacked/

The commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt hit by Covid-19 has been relieved of duty, with the military stating he was “overwhelmed” by the crisis, after writing a letter pleading for infected sailors to be evacuated.

The head officer aboard the carrier, Captain Brett Crozier, was removed from his post, the Navy said in a statement, taking him to task for “causing alarm” with a letter sent directly to senior officials as scores of sailors on the aircraft carrier contracted the lethal coronavirus, skipping several rungs on the chain of command.

The captain’s letter urgently requested an immediate evacuation of the ship to “prevent tragic outcomes,” striking a dire tone after more than 100 sailors became infected and the Roosevelt was forced to dock in Guam.

We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset.

Though Crozier's request was ultimately granted earlier on Thursday, the military insists his sacking was in the “best interest of the Navy and nation.”

Thousands of the ship’s crew members have now been allowed to disembark to hotels on the island to avoid further illness, but the Navy questioned Crozier's judgement, stating he was “absolutely correct” to raise concerns, but took issue with “the way in which he did it.”

“I have no doubt in my mind Captain Crozier did what he thought was best for the health and safety” of his crew, said acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, adding “unfortunately, it did the opposite,” potentially emboldening “adversaries” into taking advantage of the Roosevelt’s vulnerable state.

The Navy faced fierce criticism after Crozier’s firing, some insisting he was “punished for his integrity,” while others suggested he would have faced less retaliation had he violated the laws of war “instead of trying to save his sailors.”

As a veteran said to me just now, if Capt. Crozier had committed a war crime instead of trying to save his sailors, his command would be assured. https://t.co/6sRYkLVZPD
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) April 2, 2020

Others noted the captain knew what would happen if he sent the letter but still hailed his “sacrifice,” however a handful were less sympathetic, arguing Crozier “deserved” to be sacked for breaking the chain of command.

"The fact that he wrote the letter to his chain of command to express his concerns would absolutely not result in any time of retaliation."-- Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, literally yesterdayThis is absurd. Capt. Brett Crozier is being punished for his integrity. https://t.co/thpdIEgEbQ
— Charlotte Clymer ️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020

Not long after the captain’s letter was sent, appearing prominently in a flurry of press reports, the Pentagon locked down information regarding infected soldiers, refusing to share data beyond “aggregated numbers” as it could reveal weak points in US forces.

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US military, forcing the Pentagon to recall 20,000 troops from NATO’s massive Defender Europe 2020 drill, set to be the alliance’s largest exercise in 25 years. Outbreaks have been reported on at least four Navy warships – including the Roosevelt – while airbases across the US have gone on high alert after airmen contracted the illness. In hopes of stemming the spread of the disease, the military has also halted all major troop movements worldwide, excluding only the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

米国 3月20~26日の興行売り上げ 昨年2億400万ドル→今年5179ドルに激減

ショービズ関係者は全員破産ですな。



US Box Office Sales Collapse To Just $5,179; Was $204 Million During Same Period Last Year
by Tyler Durden
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:15
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/us-box-office-sales-collapse-just-5179-was-204-million-during-same-period-last-year

As millions of Americans spend quality time with their families to avoid the global pandemic, box office sales across the US have predictably cratered - falling to just $5,179 from March 20 through March 26 as movie theaters across the country remain shuttered.

During the same week in 2019, ticket sales were over $204 million - thanks to "Captain Marvel" and "Us."

The Domestic Box office (movie theaters) brought in a whopping $5,179 for the week of Mar 20-26. Down 100% from $204,193,406 the same week a year ago... These numbers are just incredible.
— Strider Elass (@StriderElass) March 31, 2020

So far this year, domestic box office sales are down $600 million year-over-year according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Domestic ticket sales turned in a combined $1.81 billion from Jan. 1 through March 19, the day when Comscore stopped reporting theater grosses. That compares to $2.41 billion for the first full three months of 2019, according to Comscore.

In March of this year, revenue came in at a mere $255.7 million as new product underwhelmed at the beginning of the month before moviegoing started slowing and then came to a standstill. That compares to $612.8 million for the March 1-19 stretch last year, making for a decline of 58 percent. When counting all of March 2019 ($967.8 million), the year-over-year dip for the month was 74 percent. -The Hollywood Reporter

Earlier in the week, AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron predicted that it might take until mid-June before they're back in business.

We're not so sure.

ドイツの感染症専門家 人々に行動規制を強いる政府の政策に科学的根拠がない

German Infectologist Decimates COVID Doomsday Cult in Open Letter to Merkel
A medical expert with integrity asks the German Chancellor five devastating questions about her mindless coronavirus lockdown
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
31 Mar 20
https://www.anti-empire.com/german-infectologist-decimates-covid-doomsday-cult-in-open-letter-to-merkel/

Editor’s note: Dr. Bhakdi released a now-viral video in which he calmly explained why nationwide lockdowns are “collective suicide”. Now he has written an open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is fantastic

An Open Letter from Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, to the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. Professor Bhakdi calls for an urgent reassessment of the response to Covid-19 and asks the Chancellor five crucial questions. The let­ter is dated March 26. This is an inofficial translation; see the original letter in German as a PDF.

Open Letter

Dear Chancellor,

As Emeritus of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz and longtime director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, I feel obliged to critically question the far-reaching restrictions on public life that we are currently taking on ourselves in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

It is expressly not my intention to play down the dangers of the virus or to spread a political message. However, I feel it is my duty to make a scientific contribution to putting the current data and facts into perspective – and, in addition, to ask questions that are in danger of being lost in the heated debate.

The reason for my concern lies above all in the truly unforeseeable socio-economic consequences of the drastic containment measures which are currently being applied in large parts of Europe and which are also already being practiced on a large scale in Germany.

My wish is to discuss critically – and with the necessary foresight – the advantages and disadvantages of restricting public life and the resulting long-term effects.

To this end, I am confronted with five questions which have not been answered sufficiently so far, but which are indispensable for a balanced analysis.

I would like to ask you to comment quickly and, at the same time, appeal to the Federal Government to develop strategies that effectively protect risk groups without restricting public life across the board and sow the seeds for an even more intensive polarization of society than is already taking place.

With the utmost respect,

Prof. em. Dr. med. Sucharit Bhakdi
1. Statistics

In infectiology – founded by Robert Koch himself – a traditional distinction is made between infection and disease. An illness requires a clinical manifestation. [1] Therefore, only patients with symptoms such as fever or cough should be included in the statistics as new cases.

In other words, a new infection – as measured by the COVID-19 test – does not necessarily mean that we are dealing with a newly ill patient who needs a hospital bed. However, it is currently assumed that five percent of all infected people become seriously ill and require ventilation. Projections based on this estimate suggest that the healthcare system could be overburdened.

My question: Did the projections make a distinction between symptom-free infected people and actual, sick patients – i.e. people who develop symptoms?
2. Dangerousness

A number of coronaviruses have been circulating for a long time – largely unnoticed by the media. [2] If it should turn out that the COVID-19 virus should not be ascribed a significantly higher risk potential than the already circulating corona viruses, all countermeasures would obviously become unnecessary.

The internationally recognized International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents will soon publish a paper that addresses exactly this question. Preliminary results of the study can already be seen today and lead to the conclusion that the new virus is NOT different from traditional corona viruses in terms of dangerousness. The authors express this in the title of their paper „SARS-CoV-2: Fear versus Data“. [3]

My question: How does the current workload of intensive care units with patients with diagnosed COVID-19 compare to other coronavirus infections, and to what extent will this data be taken into account in further decision-making by the federal government? In addition: Has the above study been taken into account in the planning so far? Here too, of course, „diagnosed“ means that the virus plays a decisive role in the patient’s state of illness, and not that previous illnesses play a greater role.
3. Dissemination

According to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, not even the much-cited Robert Koch Institute knows exactly how much is tested for COVID-19. It is a fact, however, that a rapid increase in the number of cases has recently been observed in Germany as the volume of tests increases. [4]

It is therefore reasonable to suspect that the virus has already spread unnoticed in the healthy population. This would have two consequences: firstly, it would mean that the official death rate – on 26 March 2020, for example, there were 206 deaths from around 37,300 infections, or 0.55 percent [5] – is too high; and secondly, it would mean that it would hardly be possible to prevent the virus from spreading in the healthy population.

My question: Has there already been a random sample of the healthy general population to validate the real spread of the virus, or is this planned in the near future?
4. Mortality

The fear of a rise in the death rate in Germany (currently 0.55 percent) is currently the subject of particularly intense media attention. Many people are worried that it could shoot up like in Italy (10 percent) and Spain (7 percent) if action is not taken in time.

At the same time, the mistake is being made worldwide to report virus-related deaths as soon as it is established that the virus was present at the time of death – regardless of other factors. This violates a basic principle of infectiology: only when it is certain that an agent has played a significant role in the disease or death may a diagnosis be made. The Association of the Scientific Medical Societies of Germany expressly writes in its guidelines: „In addition to the cause of death, a causal chain must be stated, with the corresponding underlying disease in third place on the death certificate. Occasionally, four-linked causal chains must also be stated.“ [6]

At present there is no official information on whether, at least in retrospect, more critical analyses of medical records have been undertaken to determine how many deaths were actually caused by the virus.

My question: Has Germany simply followed this trend of a COVID-19 general suspicion? And: is it intended to continue this categorisation uncritically as in other countries? How, then, is a distinction to be made between genuine corona-related deaths and accidental virus presence at the time of death?
5. Comparability

The appalling situation in Italy is repeatedly used as a reference scenario. However, the true role of the virus in that country is completely unclear for many reasons – not only because points 3 and 4 above also apply here, but also because exceptional external factors exist which make these regions particularly vulnerable.

One of these factors is the increased air pollution in the north of Italy. According to WHO estimates, this situation, even without the virus, led to over 8,000 additional deaths per year in 2006 in the 13 largest cities in Italy alone. [7] The situation has not changed significantly since then. [8] Finally, it has also been shown that air pollution greatly increases the risk of viral lung diseases in very young and elderly people. [9]

Moreover, 27.4 percent of the particularly vulnerable population in this country live with young people, and in Spain as many as 33.5 percent. In Germany, the figure is only seven percent [10]. In addition, according to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse, head of the Department of Management in Health Care at the TU Berlin, Germany is significantly better equipped than Italy in terms of intensive care units – by a factor of about 2.5 [11].

My question: What efforts are being made to make the population aware of these elementary differences and to make people understand that scenarios like those in Italy or Spain are not realistic here?

References:

[1] Fachwörterbuch Infektionsschutz und Infektionsepidemiologie. Fachwörter – Definitionen – Interpretationen. Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin 2015. (abgerufen am 26.3.2020)

[2] Killerby et al., Human Coronavirus Circulation in the United States 2014–2017. J Clin Virol. 2018, 101, 52-56

[3] Roussel et al. SARS-CoV-2: Fear Versus Data. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 2020, 105947

[4] Charisius, H. Covid-19: Wie gut testet Deutschland? Süddeutsche Zeitung. (abgerufen am 27.3.2020)

[5] Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus Resource Center. 2020. (abgerufen am 26.3.2020)

[6] S1-Leitlinie 054-001, Regeln zur Durchführung der ärztlichen Leichenschau. AWMF Online (abgerufen am 26.3.2020)

[7] Martuzzi et al. Health Impact of PM10 and Ozone in 13 Italian Cities. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. WHOLIS number E88700 2006

[8] European Environment Agency, Air Pollution Country Fact Sheets 2019, (abgerufen am 26.3.2020)

[9] Croft et al. The Association between Respiratory Infection and Air Pollution in the Setting of Air Quality Policy and Economic Change. Ann. Am. Thorac. Soc. 2019, 16, 321–330.

[10] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Living Arrange­ments of Older Persons: A Report on an Expanded International Dataset (ST/ESA/SER.A/407). 2017

[11] Deutsches Ärzteblatt, Überlastung deutscher Krankenhäuser durch COVID-19 laut Experten unwahrscheinlich, (abgerufen am 26.3.2020)

Translation generously provided by SPR

コロナ イスラエル首相とモサド長官が自主隔離 保健相は感染

イスラエルでユダヤ教の超保守派が、政府による宗教施設の閉鎖・行事や習慣の中止政策に猛反発しているが、保健大臣を務める超保守派のおじいさんがコロナに感染し、ほら見たことかという批判が沸き上がっている。

政府としては様々な禁止を決定したが、超保守派については「政府の政策」ではなく「政府の推奨」として受け止めることが許されている。

シナゴーグ閉鎖等の措置に反発し、超保守派が路上で抗議活動。10人以上の集会を禁止する措置を徹底するため出動した機動隊に対し、超保守派のじいさんが隊員にわざと咳を吐きかけ、「ナチ!」と罵倒した。

あちこちで火を付けたり、石を投げたりと、まるでパレスチナ人とイスラエル占領軍との間の闘争のような様子を呈している。
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/watch-riots-jewish-neighborhoods-israeli-police-move-close-synagogues-amid-outbreak
https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Coronavirus-Israels-ultra-Orthodox-endanger-the-public-opinion-623249

感染した保健大臣と同席していたネタンヤフ首相、モサド長官、国家安全保障会議議長らも、自主隔離を余儀なくされた(笑)。
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Health-Minister-Yaacvov-Litzman-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-623267

先にネタンヤフ首相が、外国からイスラエルに入国する全ての外国人を隔離する方針を発表したが、その業務を担当する国防大臣は発表直後に、そんなことは物理的に無理と反応。また、国内法上、そのような措置は違法である。
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bennett-Netanyahus-quarantine-policy-for-arrivals-is-impractical-costly-623179

コロナ タイ国王がドイツに避難

国難の時に国外逃亡する国王って、存在価値あるの?



タイ国王、ドイツのホテルで20人の女性と自主隔離
© REUTERS / Sukree Sukplan
2020年04月02日 16:44
https://jp.sputniknews.com/life/202004027322976/

タイのワチラロンコン国王は、新型コロナウイルス感染防止の自主隔離のため、20人の女性とドイツへ避難し、南部バイエルンにある4星ホテル「グランド・ホテル・ゾネンビッ匕ル」を貸し切った。独タブロイド紙ビルトが報じた。

ドイツでは検疫が行われ、国境が封鎖されているが、ドイツ当局は国王の入国及び滞在を正式に許可したという。

国王の4人の妻が同伴しているかは不明。

国王「逃亡」のニュースがSNSで広まると、タイの人々は、君主制への侮辱が法律で禁止されているものの、「なぜ我々に国王は必要なのか」を意味するタイ語のハッシュタグを作成した。ニューヨーク・ポストによると、このハッシュタグ付きの投稿はすでに100万件を超えているという。

韓国・釜山 日本総領事館乱入「国民が共感」 事実上の“無罪”に

このような思考をする韓国朝鮮人(いわゆる在日)が、密入国という重犯罪の責任を一切問われることなく、私たちの社会に奥深く浸透している現実は、背筋が寒くなるほど恐ろしいことです。現行法では、日本人を1人殺してもビザ剥奪、国外追放することすらできない。

教室や職場で、草野球や趣味の会などあらゆる場所で、国籍と本性を隠して私たちの隣りに常に存在している。

公務員には自国民しかなれないのが世界標準なのに、日本ではいつのまにかこの人たちが役所のカウンターの内側に座っていて、私たちの公文書と公金に触れ、操作している。役所内の会話を聞き、各種回覧にも目を通している。



【速報】韓国・釜山 日本総領事館乱入「国民が共感」 事実上の“無罪”に
2020年4月2日 木曜 午後12:09
https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/27757

2019年7月に、韓国・釜山(プサン)の日本総領事館に不法侵入した韓国人学生7人に対し、韓国の裁判所は「国民が共感した」として、罰金支払いを猶予する極めて軽い判決を言い渡した。

韓国人学生7人は2019年7月、日本政府が韓国向け輸出管理の強化措置をとったことに反発し、釜山の日本総領事館に不法侵入して抗議デモを行ったとして、住居侵入の罪に問われている。

釜山地方裁判所は2日、「被告人たちの行動に国民も共感したが手続きの違反があった」などとして、罰金支払いを命じる判決の言い渡しを猶予した。

7人が、2年間違法行為をしなければ、判決自体がなかったことになる。

クラスター対策班代表の西浦博教授が敗北宣言か 「戦争状態になっても冷静でいられる気持ちの準備を」「見たくない未来が」

じゃあ、オリンピックは中止ということで。両立しないのだから、オリンピックは潰せ。

コロナについて「国民一人ひとりが大人の対応をするよう」求め、いかなる行動規制も導入してこなかったスウェーデン政府は、方針転換を決めた。



2020.04.01 21:00
クラスター対策班代表の西浦博教授が敗北宣言か 「戦争状態になっても冷静でいられる気持ちの準備を」「見たくない未来が」
https://johosokuhou.com/2020/04/01/28572/?fbclid=IwAR3nClg4vzh_KKIkiEgezqodqgMCCoIVeoAmXAqA8RLqgaHv768YAGCMcmo

厚生労働省のクラスター対策班代表・西浦博教授が新型コロナウイルスの感染爆発阻止は厳しいとして、国民全員に戦争状態となっても冷静な対応をするように呼び掛けました。

西浦教授は自身のツイッターで、「戦争状態になっても冷静でいられる気持ちの準備をして下さい。見たくない未来が待っているかも知れません。僕と僕の好きな若手たちが今までできたことは結果論として可能な限りの時間稼ぎ、というだけになるかも知れません。これまで日本で見られなかったレベルの流行に成り得ます」と述べ、日本でも欧米のような感染爆発が起きる恐れがあると指摘。

これからの感染爆発によって事実上の戦争状態に突入する可能性があるとして、「皆さん、たとえ流行があっても冷静に受け止めて乗り越えましょう。皆さんとならできると信じてます。僕は最後まで流行抑止をあきらめませんが、皆と一緒に頑張りたい。乗り越えよう」と呼び掛けていました。

西浦教授の話だと、数ヶ月間に及ぶ厳しい外出自粛が出される可能性もあり、今までのライフスタイル全般が変わることを考えて動く必要があるとしています。

新型コロナウイルスの驚異についても「助けてほしいのに病院が溢れる。助けたい医師や看護師も数多く感染する。近しい親族や好きな人の安全が守れない。そんな事態が十分に想定されます」と触れ、ネット上では事実上の敗北宣言だとして注目を集めているところです。

Twitterの深さ、ちょうど半徹夜の日だったので休憩がてらに楽しませていただきました。ここまでTwitterの民のレベルが高いことに気付いたので、いまから仕事に戻る06:33、皆さんにお願いです。さっしーにあんなインスタをさせてしまって専門家として反省しつつ、いま、これを書く時と思います。1/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

この流行はWar-like(戦争のよう)と表現され、皆さん既に実感されつつあると思います。過去に自身でTweetしたのですが、この流行では、都会での密な接触や屋内活動、国際移動を伴う私たちのライフスタイルの見直しが迫られています。それに対峙する心構えをお伝えしたいです。2/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

僕への応援メッセージをいただき感謝しますが、いつも僕はジミー大西さんみたいに「お前もがんばれよ」って思って皆さんの声を受け取ってます。外出自粛と言っても2か月以上続く場合も有り得ます。それに備えて、皆と「たたかうぞ」という闘争心を一緒にもってもらいたいと思っています。3/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

戦争状態になっても冷静でいられる気持ちの準備をして下さい。見たくない未来が待っているかも知れません。僕と僕の好きな若手たちが今までできたことは結果論として可能な限りの時間稼ぎ、というだけになるかも知れません。これまで日本で見られなかったレベルの流行に成り得ます。 4/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

呼吸が苦しいのに助けられず死んでいく人が出る。助けてほしいのに病院が溢れる。助けたい医師や看護師も数多く感染する。近しい親族や好きな人の安全が守れない。そんな事態が十分に想定されます。そんな事態でも、僕と押谷先生でクラスター対策でやったように、僕は日本人を信じてます。5/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

地震とか台風で自然災害にあっても暴動を起こさない日本。お粗末すぎる非難所で靴を揃えて大人しく我慢できる日本人。そんなとこ、他にないですよ。みんな、すっげー公徳心の高さ。海外生活が長い自分には強い実感があり。。小遣いはたいてマスク作る小学生やセンバツなくて泣く野球人 6/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

僕はその国民性の強さはハンパでないと思ってます。そんな若手だらけの日本には希望しかありません。だから、皆さん、たとえ流行があっても冷静に受け止めて乗り越えましょう。皆さんとならできると信じてます。僕は最後まで流行抑止をあきらめませんが、皆と一緒に頑張りたい。乗り越えよう。 7/7

— Hiroshi Nishiura (@nishiurah) 2020年3月31日

麻生副総理 WHOは中国保健機関と名称変更すべき 国会で答弁

Japanese VP: The WHO Should be Renamed the ‘Chinese Health Organization’
For its role in helping Beijing cover up coronavirus.
1 April, 2020
Paul Joseph Watson
https://summit.news/2020/04/01/japanese-vp-the-who-should-be-renamed-the-chinese-health-organization/

(リンク先に英訳動画あり)

The deputy prime minister of Japan says that the WHO should be renamed the ‘Chinese Health Organization’ for its role in helping Beijing cover-up the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.

Referring to a petition which now has almost 700,000 signatures calling on WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom to resign, Taro Aso tore into the organization for conspiring with China and failing to stop a global pandemic that could have been prevented.

“People think the World Health Organization should change its name. It shouldn’t be called the WHO, it should be renamed the Chinese Health Organization (CHO). This appeal is truly resonating with the people,” said Aso.

“Early on, if the WHO had not insisted to the world that China had no pneumonia epidemic, then everybody would have taken precautions,” he added, noting that Taiwan had to face coronavirus on its own because it was excluded from the WHO.

Indeed, as we have highlighted, the World Health Organization repeatedly amplified Chinese propaganda that the coronavirus outbreak was under control, including a January 14th tweet which falsely claimed there was no human to human transmission of the disease, despite this having occurred in December.

Throughout January, the WHO praised China for its open and “speedy” response to COVID-19, even as Beijing authorities were silencing and disappearing doctors like Ai Fen who tried to warn the world that China was engaged in a cover-up.

The global health body also repeatedly told countries not to enforce border controls that could have stopped the spread of the virus, instead placing more importance on avoiding the “stigmatization” of Chinese people.

コロナ外出規制で離婚が増加 中国

「もうこれ以上一緒にいるのは嫌!」(笑)。



China Reports Surge In Divorces As Marriages Crumbled Under Lockdown, Dashing Hopes For 'Baby Boom'
by Tyler Durden
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 23:05
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-reports-surge-divorces-marriages-crumbled-under-lockdown-dashing-hopes-baby-boom

As China lifts its lockdown rules and the country gradually gets 'back to normal' following the outbreak of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, Bloomberg News reports that divorce rates have suddenly jumped as the quarantines caused unprecedented levels of interpersonal strike that was more than many marriages could withstand.

Arguments over money, children, household duties and suspicions of infidelity festered in many homes, driving many couples apart.

One Shanghai divorce lawyer said cases started climbing shortly after the lockdowns ended. The outbreak, combined with the Lunar New Year holiday, was just too much for some couples, forced to spend weeks trapped together, sometimes along with extended family, was just too much.

Shanghai divorce lawyer Steve Li at Gentle & Trust Law Firm says his caseload has increased 25% since the city’s lockdown eased in mid-March. Infidelity used to be the No. 1 reason clients showed up at his office door, he says, adding that “people have time to have love affairs when they’re not at home.” Like Christmas in the West, China’s multiday Lunar New Year holiday can strain familial bonds. When the virus hit in late January, on the eve of the festivities, couples in many cities had to endure an additional two months trapped under the same roof, sometimes with extended family. For many it was too much. “The more time they spent together, the more they hate each other,” Li says of his new cases. “People need space. Not just for couples—this applies to everybody.”

China only publishes data on divorce rates once a year, but there's been a wealth of anecdotal and preliminary indicators suggesting that the lockdowns led to a surge, as well as a wealth of data reports from individual cities backing this up. At this point, it's safe to say it's a nation-wide trend (or at least for the half of the population - 760 million - who were impacted by the lockdowns and restrictions on movement).

But more alarming, is that the situation on Greenland, where a "surge" in domestic violence cases led to a ban on alcohol sales, isn't isolated to Greenland, apparently. Across China, incidents of domestic violence also multiplied. The trend may be an ominous warning for couples in the US and Europe who are still in the relatively early stages of isolation.

Hopefully, we don't see too many couples re-enacting those scenes from "the Shining" in their living rooms. But it seems likely incidents will rise in the US and elsewhere.

Two provinces that reported sharp rises in divorce filings told BBG that simple trivial matters ended up becoming deal-breakers for many companies. In many cases, poor communication skills were to blame. It's just a lesson for individuals: Communication truly is critical for a healthy marriage.

The city of Xian, in central China, and Dazhou, in Sichuan province, both reported record-high numbers of divorce filings in early March, leading to long backlogs at government offices. In Hunan province’s Miluo, “staff members didn’t even have time to drink water” because so many couples lined up to file, according to a report in mid-March on the city government website. Clerks struggled to keep up, processing a record number in a single day, it said. “Trivial matters in life led to the escalation of conflicts, and poor communication has caused everyone to be disappointed in marriage and make the decision to divorce,” the city registration center’s director, Yi Xiaoyan, was quoted as saying.

As China's economy as grown, divorce rates have climbed, much as they did in the US during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

China’s divorce rate has been ticking up steadily since 2003, when laws were liberalized. More than 1.3 million couples divorced that year, and the numbers rose gradually for 15 years, peaking at 4.5 million in 2018, according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Last year, 4.15 million Chinese couples untied the knot.

Ironically, Chinese officials had hoped that locking up couples with nothing else to do for two months would lead to a mini 'baby boom' - of course, we've seen no shortage of speculation about a similar boom in the US. But these divorces are the first sign that the effect might indeed be the opposite: Instead of a jump in birth rates, divorces will skyrocket.

Unless that shortage in condoms lasts longer than we expect.

フランスが購入した中国製マスクを、米国が横から奪い取った(笑)

フランスの複数地方が購入した6000万枚の中国製マスクを積んだ飛行機が、中国の飛行場で離陸を前に待機していたが、米国が2倍、3倍の現金を支払って横から奪い取った。飛行機は米国に向けて飛び去った。

フランスは大手輸送会社に対し、飛行機の行き先を変更したり、契約が決まり搬送作業場にある商品を販売に出さないよう保証を強く求めていくとしている。

中国を連日批判している米国が、マスクの供給を中国に全面依存している点が、もう一つ笑えるところ。「中国と関係を切れ」と叫んでいる張本人が、ズブズブの関係に陥っている。



US bought France-bound face masks for CASH from China – French official to RT
1 Apr, 2020 20:29
https://www.rt.com/news/484723-us-france-face-masks/

The US bought out a planeload of Chinese-made face masks right on the tarmac just as the haul of the much needed protective gear was about to set off for France, the head of a French region told RT.

Facing shortages of protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, France has turned to China to procure the much-needed face masks.

After French legislature adopted a law on the emergent medical situation, local authorities were able to place an order on the equipment in China, paying for it upfront. All in all, his and other regions ordered some 60 million masks, the head of the south-eastern Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier told RT France on Wednesday.

“The masks have been already produced and are currently in China. There are troubles with their delivery, though,” Muselier said, adding that the haul was set to arrive in France on Thursday evening.

The country, however, ran into unexpected logistics troubles and not-that-friendly competition from the US, Muselier revealed.

Today in the morning in China, the Americans bought out the French order for cash right on the tarmac. The France-bound plane departed to the US afterwards.

The local authorities will now have to stick to major logistics companies, Muselier said, to ensure that the haul is not outbid or bought out in the loading area again. He added that the delivery is now expected later this week.

The Americans are trying to procure any masks already available, disrupting deliveries to other nations, another report by French daily Liberation indicated.

“They pay double and cash, even before seeing the goods,” an anonymous source told the newspaper.
Also on rt.com Threats, attacks, break-ins: French union chief sounds alarm on spike in violence against pharmacy staff amid Covid-19

The US is by far the worst pandemic-affected country in the world as its coronavirus tally is rapidly approaching the 200,000 mark and its death toll surpasses 4,100. France is badly hit by the outbreak as well, with over 50,000 cases registered and some 4,000 dead (all numbers updated for the time of publication).

アブドゥル・ハリーム・ハッダームが死亡

シリアで外務大臣、外務担当副大統領を長年務め、晩年は体制から追放されたアブドゥル・ハリーム・ハッダームが3月31日、パリで心臓発作で死亡した。88歳。
https://middle-east-online.com/en/syrian-ex-vice-president-khaddam-dies-france

一時は彼が父アサドの後継者になるかに見えた時期もあったが、土壇場で彼が追い出された背景には、「スンニー派は信用できない」とするロシアの判断があった。

原油価格暴落 米国産重質油を買うと現金がもらえる

4月1日に入りサウジが原油増産を開始したことで、原油市場が崩壊した。

基準原油WTIこそ22ドル前後で推移しているが、米国産原油の一部は10ドルを割ってしまった。重質油であるワイオミング・サワーはマイナス0.47ドルとなり、同油種を1バレル購入する契約を結ぶと石油会社が顧客に0.47ドル支払うことになった。

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https://www.rt.com/business/484657-us-drillers-face-doomsday-scenario/

患者の声からコロナ感染を感知するシステム開発、臨床試験へ イスラエル

患者の発声から肺に体液が溜まっていく過程を感知し、突然の呼吸困難が発生する前に医師に異常を知らせるシステムが開発され、臨床試験に入ることになった。



Israeli start-up tests speech analysis monitoring of coronavirus patients
By EYTAN HALON
APRIL 1, 2020 13:54
https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-start-up-tests-speech-analysis-monitoring-of-coronavirus-patients-623153

Israeli start-up Cordio Medical will begin a clinical trial at Haifa's Rambam Hospital next week to evaluate its speech pattern analysis technology for remotely monitoring coronavirus patients.
The HearO technology developed by the Or Yehuda-based start-up, initially designed to monitor and diagnose patients suffering from heart failure, is based on analyzing recordings of a patient's speech recorded via a mobile device. The system is now quickly being adapted for the needs of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
The system, successfully evaluated in clinical trials at 10 medical institutions in Israel, can accurately identify gradual fluid accumulation and warn of expected worsening heart failure, likely to lead to hospitalization. Cordio is currently seeking FDA approval to remotely monitor patients in the community.

コロナで株価半減→※△さん担保を入れて下さい 銀行が要求

以下は、株価が半減したら債務返済義務が生じるイスラエルの石油会社の事例だが、こんなことが経済界のあちこちで起きているんだろうなー。



More foreign banks demand Delek immediately repay debt
Yitzhak Tshuva
23 Mar, 2020 13:58
Guy Ben Simon
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-more-foreign-banks-demand-delek-immediately-repay-debt-1001322979

Two banks that lent Delek Group $200 million and €50 million are demanding immediate repayment.

Following the market upheaval that has driven down the share price of Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG) and put its bond yield into the junk bond category, and the demand by Citibank for repayment of Delek Group's debts, other banks are now making the same demand of Delek Group, controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva.

The company reported today that other banks were demanding immediate repayment of the debt to them because of the financial conditions in the loan agreements. Delek Group has so far repaid $43 million of a $200 million loan from a foreign bank. Under the loan agreement, the bank is entitled to demand immediate repayment of the debt if the value of a basket of companies similar to Ithaca, a Delek Group subsidiary, falls by over 50%, and the Delek Group's share price and the FTSE index also each fall by more than 50%.



A painful compromise with Citibank and the Dayan family will cost Delek Group NIS 120 million.
26 Mar, 2020 12:20
Omri Cohen
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-delek-loses-5-of-delek-drilling-1001323459

Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG), controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva, has been forced to reach a painful compromise in its dispute with Citibank concerning participation units in its energy exploration and production unit Delek Drilling LP (TASE: DEDR.L) attached in Citibank's favor. Figures published by Delek Group indicate that the compromise reached by the group with Citibank and the Dayan family, which signed an agreement to buy the attached participation units, will cost Delek Group NIS 120 million in terms of market cap.

Up until now, Delek Group held 60% of the participation units in Delek Drilling, with a market value of NIS 2.38 billion. Early last week, Delek Group revealed that participation units constituted 15% of the partnership's capital were attached in favor of Citibank in order to secure a loan, the outstanding balance of which totals $57 million.

In the weeks preceding the announcement, the balance of the loan was reduced by $100 million. Citibank nevertheless asserted a right to immediate repayment of the loan balance, citing the recent steep drop in the market value of participation units in Delek Drilling on the stock market. Delek Group decided not to comply with Citibank's demand because of the sharp decline in its cash reserves, and Citibank quickly signed an agreement to sell 12% of Delek Drilling's capital to the Dayan family in return for the $57 million (NIS 205 million) outstanding balance of the loan.

全世帯に布マスク2枚配布へ 人生最大の脱力www

N95を300枚持っている私にも、布マスク2枚を配布するのかね。

ユニクロに作らせていたマスクなのかな?誰にプレゼントしようかな?(苦笑)

1ヶ月以上会議を重ねて出てきた日本政府初の対策がこれ。しかも首相発表扱い。末席の報道官にでも発表させとけばいい内容だろ。

世の中に日銭を稼いで生きている人口は結構多く、彼らは2ヶ月も3ヶ月も持ちこたえることはできない。10兆円単位の経済対策を期待していたのに。

人生最大の脱力でした。世界に対して恥ずかしい。エイプリル・フールであってほしい(苦笑)。

最初から生粋の日本人を助けるつもりがない民主党政権だったら、一体どんなことになっていたやら。



全世帯に布マスク2枚配布へ 首相が公表
4/1(水) 18:49配信
日テレNEWS24
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pickup/6355891

安倍首相は1日午後、新型コロナウイルス感染症対策本部で、全国すべての世帯に対し、布マスク2枚を配布することを明らかにしました。

日本郵政のシステムを使い、1つの住所あたり2枚を、感染者の多い地域から順次配布するという事で、安倍首相は速やかに取り組みたいと話しています。

コロナ 国立感染研の予算を10年前より3分の1削減

斜陽の日本。こういうのを「貧すれば鈍する」と言う。



虐げられた国立感染研、リストラ強要
3/30(月) 18:05配信
ニュースソクラ
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200330-00010003-socra-soci

【医療の裏側】開祖は北里、東大医学部閥から疎まれた

 3月19日夜、新型コロナウイルスの対策について政府の専門家会議が見解を示した。

 前回9日の見解と同じく、感染は一定程度持ちこたえられているものの、一部地域で拡大が続いており、全国にひろがれば「オーバーシュート」という大流行につながりかねないと指摘。感染拡大地域での緊急事態宣言に触れつつ、感染が確認されていない地域は、学校活動や屋外スポーツ観戦、文化施設利用などリスクの低い活動から自粛を解除してもよい、と方向性を示した。

 自粛による経済への大打撃と、新型肺炎の危険度を天秤にかければ、概ねこのような方向になるのだろう。全世界的に人の移動が制限されているなか、日本は日本のペースで収束を目指さざるを得ない。政治主導で、対策が遅れたが、専門家会議の役割が日に日に高まっている。

 その専門家会議の座長は、脇田隆宇・国立感染症研究所所長が務める。副座長は尾身茂・独立行政法人地域医療機能推進機構理事長で、十名の構成員のなかに鈴木基・国立感染症研究所感染疫学センター長が入っている。感染症の研究、臨床のプロが顔をそろえる会議でも、感染症研究所(以下、感染研)のウェイトが大きい。感染症の制御が感染研に託されている。

 所長、副所長のもとに25部署、職員300余名が働く感染研とは、どのような組織なのだろうか。じつは、昨年4月9日の参議院内閣委員会で、感染研にスポットが当たっている。

 その「弱体化」が取り上げられたのだ。安倍内閣は、2015年度から自衛官などを除いた約30万人の国家公務員について、毎年2%、5年で10%の定員削減目標を各省に課してきた。役割が重いとして独法化されず、国の直轄研究所である感染研にも一律の定員削減が強いられる。特定の専門家が定年退職しても新規採用が見送られ、研究の継続性の危機、弱体化が生じているのだ。

 質問に立った共産党の田村智子議員は、こう説き起こした。

 「(感染研は)実際に感染症が発生すれば、地方衛生研究所と一緒に実動部隊としても行動いたします。致死性の感染症のパンデミックが起きた場合は、職員や研究者は国家公務員として危機対応に当たるわけです。これはアメリカでいいますと、CDC、疾病予防管理センター、NIH、国立衛生研究所、FDA、食品医薬品局の三つの機関の役割をわが国では国立感染研が一手に担っているということになります」

 「2016年2月に作成された、国際的に脅威となる感染症対策の強化に関する基本計画でも機能強化がうたわれています」

 ところが、感染研の研究者は毎年減っている。

 「当時(2013年)の研究者は312人です。今年度の定員は306人です。これはどういうことなんでしょうか。必要な業務が減ったとでもいうのかどうか」

 政府参考人、佐原康之・厚生労働省大臣官房総括審議官は、「国立感染症研究所においても、業務の効率化等を通じて、この合理化目標の範囲内で定員管理をしてまいりました」と答える。さらに田村議員が「感染研の予算、10年前の水準から比べると、約20億円、3分の1減っている」と指摘すると、宮腰光寛・内閣府特命担当大臣(当時)は「厳しい財政事情の中、引き続き計画的な定員の合理化に取り組む」と型どおりの回答でお茶を濁した。

 感染症対策は、国民の生命をまもる「安全保障」の一環だ。効果も不明なイージスアショア2基6000億円の予算は、そっくり感染症対策に回してもいいのではないか、と言いたくもなる。感染研は、与えられた重い役目の割に政府内で軽んじられているようだ。

 そもそも感染研は、どのようにして誕生したのだろうか。

 その母体は、1892(明治25)年11月に「日本の細菌学の父」と呼ばれる北里柴三郎(1853―1931)が福沢諭吉の援助で創設した「大日本私立衛生会附属伝染病研究所」にさかのぼる。

 東京大学医学部を卒業して内務省衛生局に入職した北里は、ドイツに留学し、「近代細菌学の開祖」ロベルト・コッホに師事した。コッホのもとで破傷風免疫体(抗毒素)を発見し、血清療法を確立して世界を驚かせる。同僚と連名で「動物におけるジフテリア免疫と破傷風免疫の成立について」という論文を発表し、第1回ノーベル生理学・医学賞の候補となった。残念ながら、ノーベル賞は同僚だけが受賞したが、北里の名声は世界にとどろいた。

 わが道をゆくタイプの北里は、ドイツ留学中、東大時代に細菌学を教わった緒方正規が「脚気病原菌説」を発表すると、これを厳しく批判した。すると東大閥の陸軍軍医、森林太郎(おう外)が緒方に加勢して北里を攻撃する。脚気菌説は誤りで、医学上は北里に軍配が上がるも、東大との間に亀裂が入る。北里と東大の反目が始まった。

 帰国した北里は、1892年6月、内務省の同僚だった後藤新平らが設立した大日本私立衛生会(日本公衆衛生協会の前身)で「伝染病研究所設立の必要」と題した講演を行い、世のなかに訴えた。しかし、医学界は動こうとしなかった。

 伝染病の予防や治療を担う内務省衛生局と、東大医学部を中心に医師教育を司る文部省、ふたつの流れは容易に交わらない。そこに北里個人と東大閥の対立が加わり、伝染病研究所設立の見込みは立たなかった。

 手をさしのべたのは慶應義塾の創立者、福沢諭吉である。旧知の内務省関係者に、伝染病研究所をつくりたくても先立つものがない、政府が設立するには2年以上かかる、米国や英国のように研究所をつくりたくても人がいないならともかく、日本には北里がいるのに情けない、と泣きつかれた。

 「仕事してから後に金を集めたほうがよろしい。とるに足りない俗論に拘泥して、国家の面目を毀損することがあってはすまぬ」

 と、福沢は答え、芝区芝公園、現在の御成門交差点の南東角に借りていた土地に、2階建て建坪10数坪、上下6室の建物をこしらえ、北里に提供した。これが大日本私立衛生会附属伝染病研究所の始まりである。北里は研究所に転居し、毎日朝8時から9時まで結核患者に限って診療した。治療法を切りひらくためでもあった。

 2年後、政府も北里の研究の大切さを認めて補助金を交付。私立伝染病研究所は、芝区愛宕町、いまの芝郵便局のあたりに新築移転した。北里の研究はいよいよ磨きがかかり、香港でのペスト菌発見へとつながる。一方で、母校、東大との溝も深まってゆくのだった。

■山岡淳一郎(作家)
1959年愛媛県生まれ。作家。

コロナ:ロシアが米国に医療支援(笑)

トランプがプーチンに電話をし、何を協議したのかと思ったら、ロシアが米国にマスク、防御服、医療器具などを大量に支援することになり、早速軍用輸送機で搬送した。

私たちは米軍に頼っていて大丈夫なんでしょうか?不安になってきました。

それとも、これが、ロシアが持つ生物戦対応能力を削減するための陰謀なのではないかと勘ぐってしまうのは、私だけだろうか?



WATCH Russian military plane with masks & other Covid-19 medical aid depart for US
1 Apr, 2020 01:53
https://www.rt.com/russia/484639-russian-coronavirus-aid-usa/

A military cargo plane carrying medical supplies to help the US combat the coronavirus outbreak has taken off from an airbase in Russia, after President Trump accepted an offer of assistance from Vladimir Putin.

“The plane with masks and medical equipment on board left for the United States,” the Russian Defense Ministry announced in a brief statement early Wednesday.

(以下省略)

コロナに高濃度ビタミンC点滴が有効

武漢で中国人医師が試し、効果があった。1500mgを1日3~4回。現在、ニューヨークの医師も同じ処置をしている。

感染症にビタミンC。ありがちな対応。



IV Vitamin C “Widely Used” to Treat COVID-19 in NY Hospitals
March 30, 2020
By Cassius K
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/iv-vitamin-c-covid-19-nyc-hospitals/

For years regulatory agencies like the FDA have subtly targeted the use of such things as intravenous vitamins.

One method they use to target the fabric of culture in which people utilize simple, naturopathic remedies is the stringent enforcement of any regulation they can think of. It seems that the FDA targets regulatory violations supposedly committed by those who deal in naturopathic medicine far more than violations from Big Pharma.

Almost 10 years ago, in 2011 it was reported that the FDA sent out a warning letter to a small pharmacy, urging them not to stock intravenous vitamin C. In Australia, the mainstream media has consistently inundated the discussion surrounding health with propaganda over the last 10 years, and vitamin C has been specifically scoffed at.

Despite an observable urge for the regulatory agencies to crush the culture of vitamins and erase their history, it’s leaking out into the mainstream that intravenous (IV) vitamin C in high doses is effective against COVID-19.
Now New York’s largest hospital system is using Vitamin C for Covid-19

In New York’s largest hospital system, urgently ill COVID-19 patients are now being given large doses of IV vitamin C, an article from the New York Post reported a couple of days ago.

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.

Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then readministered three or four times a day, he said.

Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C, which is just 90 milligrams for adult men and 75 milligrams for adult women.

The regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.

“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he said.

“It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.” (source)

They say the decision to use IV C in New York was based on reports of its effectiveness in China, but vitamin C’s reputation in America far predates that info, although not specifically in response to this virus.

Intensive-care patients who tested positive for the virus immediately receive a dose of intravenous vitamin C measuring 1,500 milligrams, says pulmonologist Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a Long Island, New York critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities in the area.

Up to 4 times a day, the same dose is re-administered. It was not specified what form of IV C was used, but it is likely to be either Ascorbic Acid (what you typically buy at the store) or Sodium Ascorbate (a popular form intended to be easier on the stomach or the body’s acidity).

Some vitamins, originally derived from the phrase “vital amines,” have different, beneficial effects at much higher doses. At the same time, some minerals or vitamins can throw bodily processes into a state of imbalance with doses too high.

Vitamin C seems to be one of those vitamins that is potent and extremely beneficial at high doses.

Vitamin C is being “widely used” to treat this virus “throughout the system,” a spokesman for Northwell confirmed, the institution that operates 23 hospitals including Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
This may be a better choice than the more pharmaceutical option.

On a different note, a pharmaceutical combination consisting of malaria drugs known for horrific side-effects, mixed with antibiotics that are known to have no ability to kill viruses (hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin) was promoted by Donald Trump recently.

Nevada recently banned the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the virus. For someone who believes in freedom, any sort of ban would seem like a step in the wrong direction, but the side effects of hydroxychloroquine and related compounds are well documented.

This 2018 paper published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease examined “HCQ-induced cardiotoxicity,” and heart failure in twins born to a mother who took the drug.

Another paper published in the European Heart Journal of Acute Cardiovascular Care said cardiotoxicity is a “rare but serious complication of hydroxychloroquine.”

Not only that but as of March 24, some kind of federal permission was granted to New York hospitals to dose patients with a “cocktail” of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to patients who were considered desperately ill, “on a ‘compassionate care’ basis.”

Hopefully, this compassionate care mentality can be directed toward the firm belief in voluntary treatment, of whatever a hospital has, wherever in the world the person is, rather than involuntary treatment with whatever a hospital chooses to give.
NY is ahead of the curve

In contrast to what is happening in other places, the NY Post reported the Vitamin C is being “administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics, and blood thinners.”

So why Vitamin C?

Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.

“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.

A clinical trial on the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C on coronavirus patients began Feb. 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic. (source)

Let’s hope we see more hospitals using IV Vitamin C in the fight against Covid-19.
About Cassius

Cassius K. is a writer from North Highlands, California.

コロナで大騒ぎしているが、イギリス全土での死者総数は全然増えていません

Covid-19’s meant to be a new Black Death, but in Britain no more people are dying than NORMAL. What does this say about the virus?
31 Mar, 2020 09:07
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/484548-coronavirus--people-die-outcome/

Covid-19’s meant to be a new Black Death, but in Britain no more people are dying than NORMAL. What does this say about the virus?Covid-19’s meant to be a new Black Death, but in Britain no more people are dying than NORMAL. What does this say about the virus?

By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer, based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics

米国の空母2隻がコロナ感染で任務撤退 横須賀基地もロックダウン!

日本政府と日本国民が頼りにしている米海軍の横須賀基地が閉鎖中だって。あまり報道されていないようだけど、結構重大なニュースじゃないですか?

報道されていないだけで、自衛隊駐屯地のいくつかも封鎖されているかもしれませんよ。自衛隊員だけ感染しないなんてこと、あるわけないじゃないですか。まずは、お隣の海上自衛隊横須賀基地に感染するのが自然。だって交流してるもん。空自、陸自も冷や汗でしょう。

空母の中の狭い船室全てを、消毒液でビシャビシャに濡らすのかな。濡らしたら困るものも多いだろうに、どうやって後始末するんでしょうか?今後隊員が次から次に発症するだろうし、艦船内ではsocial distancing(人と人の距離)を実践することが不可能だから、危機が発生しても、恐くて出動できない。

既に米国本土の指揮系統は複数に分割し、うち1つは山の中に設置した極秘地下施設(バンカー)に立てこもらせているそうです。ロシアと核戦争でも始めるのかって態勢。

世界各国が、相互に相手を「えんがちょ」するゲームを展開しているわけですが、とうとう米軍が「えんがちょ」されちゃいました(爆)。

この大騒ぎ、ほんと笑えるんですけど。いやいやいやいや・・・・。

それで、Covid-19は中国製の生物兵器なんですか?米国製ですか?中国製だったら大成功ということだし、米国製だったら大失敗ということになりそうな予感。誰のせいにするのか注目。

(2020/04/01続報)
空母テオドア・ルーズベルト」艦長が、乗船者4000人の隔離を上層部に要請したが、国防長官が「まだその段階にない」とあっさり却下(爆)。

いつまでもやっててください。ほんと笑える。



新型コロナ、米空母で5000人検査へ 8人感染で
2020/3/27 5:18
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO57301400X20C20A3000000/

【ワシントン=中村亮】米海軍は26日、原子力空母「セオドア・ルーズベルト」に乗船する約5000人について、新型コロナウイルスの検査を実施すると明らかにした。26日までに8人の感染が確認されており、別の船員に広がるのを防ぐためだ。世界展開する米軍の要である空母で集団感染が確認されれば、即応体制に悪影響を及ぼす恐れがある。

トーマス・モドリー海軍長官代行は26日の記者会見で、これまでルーズベルトでは3人としてきた新型コロナの感染者が8人に増え、別に自主隔離をしている船員がいると説明した。ルーズベルトは米領グアムに寄港するが船員は下船せずに経過観察する。検査キット800人分が船上にあり、不足分は航空機などで運び込んで検査する。

ルーズベルトでは太平洋を航行中に感染者が確認された。多数の船員が長時間にわたり共同生活を送る空母や潜水艦などでは、集団感染のリスクが高いと指摘されてきた。民間のクルーズ船「ダイヤモンド・プリンセス」などで感染者が多数確認されたのと似た状況だ。

モドリー氏は「空母は稼働できる状況にあり、必要があれば任務を遂行できると強調したい」と語った。ただ、感染者を精査する段階では集団行動をできるだけ避けたり、訓練の内容を見直したりする必要があるとみられる。

ルーズベルトは3月上旬にベトナムのダナンに寄港するなど中国をけん制する役割を担っている。集団感染が確認されれば一時的に抑止力が低下する可能性がある。




Report: Two Yokosuka sailors who tested positive for coronavirus are assigned to USS Ronald Reagan
By CAITLIN DOORNBOS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 30, 2020
https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/report-two-yokosuka-sailors-who-tested-positive-for-coronavirus-are-assigned-to-uss-ronald-reagan-1.624166

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A major U.S. news broadcaster reported over the weekend that two sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan tested positive for coronavirus.

It was unclear Monday whether those cases, which were reported by Fox News on Saturday citing unnamed U.S. officials, are among three Yokosuka sailors confirmed positive Thursday and Friday.

When asked Thursday whether the first sailor to test positive was assigned to the Ronald Reagan, U.S. Forces Japan officials declined to comment.

The Navy — which previously identified some installations and ships that experienced coronavirus cases — pivoted on Friday to revealing servicewide case numbers only. The change follows a policy “not to disclose specific operational or readiness details of units,” according to emails Friday from Lt. Cmdr. David Levy of Naval Forces Japan and Lt. j.g. Rachel McMarr of Pacific Fleet.

The Navy will no longer provide details that include “specific positive cases, numbers of Sailors in quarantine, or how many Sailors have been tested onboard specific installations,” Levy wrote.

Instead, the Navy is totaling up the numbers of sailors, dependents and contractors testing positive worldwide and publishing them daily on its website. As of Sunday, the service reported 134 sailors, 31 civilians, 23 dependents and 12 contractors had tested positive.

Despite the policy, Yokosuka officials announced two of its three positive cases on Friday evening, though they declined to name the ships or units to which the patients are assigned.

The Yokosuka base entered a third day of lockdown Monday to mitigate spread of the virus following the three positive test results announced last week. Base commander Capt. Rich Jarrett instructed non-essential personnel to stay home and instructed residents to shelter in place “until further notice.”

One of those cases originated in the United States, where that sailor is believed to have contracted the virus before returning to Japan on March 15. The sailor then started the 14 days of restricted movement required for all service members returning from overseas during the pandemic, but developed symptoms around day 10, USFJ officials told Stars and Stripes on Thursday.

At Yokosuka, some sailors underwent that observation period in their homes. But for those who live aboard the Ronald Reagan, those 14 days were served in “a designated observation berthing” on the carrier, according to a March 14 internal notice obtained by Stars and Stripes.

“Medical personnel will conduct daily medical screenings in person for personnel executing their observation period on board the Reagan,” Capt. Pat Hannifin, the carrier’s commander, wrote in the notice.

The goal was to “preserve our personnel readiness,” according to the notice.

“Our focus remains putting to sea on time, with no degradations to warfighting readiness or redundancy,” Hannifin wrote. “Your health and personnel readiness is a crucial component to Reagan’s ability to sail any waters and meet any challenge at sea.”

Navy officials did not immediately respond Monday to questions about whether the Ronald Reagan is still restricting sailors undergoing observation to ship-board quarters.

“Each service member will stay at home or other appropriate domicile coordinated with the parent command,” 7th Fleet spokesman Lt. Joe Keiley told Stars and Stripes in an email March 17. “On-base facilities are made available to sailors that live aboard ships or in unaccompanied housing on base.”



Captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt requests nearly 4,000 sailors be isolated as coronavirus spreads
By CAITLIN M. KENNEY | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: March 31, 2020
https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/captain-of-uss-theodore-roosevelt-requests-nearly-4-000-sailors-be-isolated-as-coronavirus-spreads-1.624395

WASHINGTON — The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has requested permission to remove most of the aircraft carrier’s crew from the ship and isolate roughly 4,000 sailors to help curtail a coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel.

Capt. Brett Crozier wrote in an unaddressed letter Monday to Navy leadership that the ship’s environment is “most conducive to spread of the disease” with open shared sleeping areas, shared restrooms and workspaces, and confined passageways to move through on the ship. He wrote the Roosevelt’s crew is unable to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Navy procedures to protect the health of sailors through individual isolation on the ship for 14 or more days.

“Due to a warship's inherent limitations of space, we are not doing this. The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating,” Crozier wrote.

Now docked in Guam, the Roosevelt was on a scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific region before diverting to the island after the first several virus cases aboard the ship were reported last week.

The number of cases on the Roosevelt now is between 150 and 200 sailors, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report citing a senior officer on the aircraft carrier. Crozier’s letter was first reported by the Chronicle.

A Navy official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Stars and Stripes about the issues raised in the letter, said Crozier had alerted leadership in U.S. Pacific Fleet on Sunday evening about ongoing challenges with stopping the spread of the coronavirus and requesting to have more of the crew in better isolation facilities.

“Navy leadership is moving quickly to take all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt, and is pursuing options to address the concerns raised by the commanding officer,” the official said.

None of the sailors infected on the Roosevelt are in critical condition or on ventilators, Adm. John Aquilino, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, told reporters Tuesday during a phone conference. He would not say how long the ship would stay in Guam or how many positive cases there are on the ship.

Aircraft carriers are central in the Defense Department’s shift in focus from fighting terrorism in the Middle East to a return to "great-power competition." In the Pacific, that means a larger focus on China, including its militarization of disputed areas of the South China Sea

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced Thursday that the Roosevelt was in the process of testing 100% of the crew after more cases were found and more test kits were being flown to the ship.

Crozier wrote in his letter that a focus on testing does not stop the spread, it only proves that a sailor has the virus. Of the first 33 sailors who were found positive on the Roosevelt, seven of them tested negative and then presented symptoms within one to three days after the test, he wrote.

Crozier also pointed to a research article about the commercial cruise ship Diamond Princess that states if the passengers had been evacuated early, only 76 would have been infected instead of the 619 people who eventually were.

The cruise ship was able to isolate people more effectively than the Roosevelt can, and they still had hundreds of infections, he wrote. The Roosevelt’s “best-case results, given the current environment, are likely to be much worse,” he wrote.

Crozier requested the Navy use all available resources to find quarantine rooms for the entire crew as soon as possible.

However, the plan for the Roosevelt has never been to take everyone off the ship because of what is required to maintain and secure it, Aquilino said.

But he said he agreed with Crozier that sailors need to be quarantined, though the pace of isolating them depends on the constraints of operating an aircraft carrier.

The plan is to “take the appropriate number of people off and test, quarantine, isolate while some number is running the ship,” Aquilino said. “Once those sailors are quarantined, isolated, and retested, when they are full-up [coronavirus] free, the plan will be to rotate them back onto the ship and finish the remainder of the ship.”

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday during an interview on CBS Evening News that the Roosevelt was not at the point in which all sailors needed to be evacuated.

“At this point in time, we are trying to make sure that we contain the virus, that we deploy testing kits, and we get a good assessment of how much of the crew is infected,” he said. “And then, of course, taking other measures to ensure that we can get the carrier up and ready again to continue its mission.”

Modly said in an interview earlier Tuesday on CNN that he had heard of the letter, and the Navy has been working for several days to move sailors off the ship. However, Guam does not have enough beds, he said, so the Navy is looking for hotel space and to create tent facilities for sailors.

“But we don’t disagree with the [commanding officer] on that ship, and we’re doing it in a very methodical way because it’s not the same as a cruise ship. I mean that ship has armaments on it, it has aircraft on it … we have to run a nuclear power plant. So there’s a lot of things that we have to do on that ship that make it a little bit different and unique,” Modly said.

Crozier wrote 10% of the crew would have to stay on the Roosevelt to run the reactor plant, ensure security, and sanitize the ship. That smaller crew is to him a “necessary risk” to get the ship underway as quickly as possible and keep sailors healthy and safe. Keeping everyone on board, however, “is an unnecessary risk and breaks faith with those sailors entrusted to our care.”

“If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our sailors,” he wrote.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.



Stick to the ‘chain of command’! Pentagon rejects aircraft carrier captain’s plea to save crew as 100+ sailors contract Covid-19
1 Apr, 2020 02:30
https://www.rt.com/usa/484636-esper-aircraft-carrier-evacuate/

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said it was too soon to evacuate an aircraft carrier where over 100 sailors were infected with Covid-19, despite the unusual plea by the ship’s captain to quarantine the entire crew.

Asked about removing over 4,000 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt – the first US warship on deployment to report an outbreak of the lethal virus – Esper said it was premature, stating “I don’t think we’re at that point.”

“We're moving a lot of supplies and assistance, medical assistance, out to the carrier in Guam. We're providing additional medical personnel as they need it,” Esper told CBS News in an interview on Tuesday, adding that none of the sailors were seriously ill.

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JPモルガン、株式デリバティブ取引収入が15億ドルに急増-関係者

マーケットに上下動があったから、トレーダーにとっては稼ぎ時。ここで狼狽してどうする。世間が大混乱しているときに、サクっと稼ぐ人は好きです(笑)。

Amazonのジェフ・ベゾフは最高値で売り抜けたそうですね。わかってて仕掛けているという、もう本当に・・・(爆)。



JPモルガン、株式デリバティブ取引収入が15億ドルに急増-関係者
Michelle Davis、Donal Griffin、Max Abelson
2020年3月26日 17:04 JST
https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2020-03-26/Q7SA2CDWLU7801

昨年1-3月の株式関連事業全体にほぼ匹敵する水準
新型コロナの相場乱高下の中でも積極的に取引継続か

米銀JPモルガン・チェースの株式デリバティブ(金融派生商品)取引収入が今年これまで、昨年同時期の株式関連事業全体にほぼ匹敵する水準まで膨らんだ。新型コロナウイルス感染拡大を受けた相場乱高下にひるむ市場参加者が出る中でも、同行のチームは積極的な取引を続けたもようだ。

  数字は非公開だとして匿名を条件に話した事情に詳しい関係者1人によれば、株式デリバティブの取引収入は年初来で約15億ドル(約1660億円)。これは昨年1-3月(第1四半期)にJPモルガンが株式市場関連の事業全てで得た収入にほぼ匹敵し、株式デリバティブ部門が通常得る収入の少なくとも2倍だと、同行の運用成績に詳しい複数の関係者が明らかにした。

  同デリバティブ部門の一部メンバーは先週後半、新型コロナ感染拡大阻止で公衆衛生当局やJPモルガンの上層部から社会的距離の確保を求められていたにもかかわらず、マンハッタンのオフィス内で至近距離で勤務する様子が見られた。

  JPモルガンの広報担当者は同部門の収入についてコメントを控えた。一方、事情に詳しい関係者1人は、安全確保のために同行の技術担当者が配線された机と机をできるだけ迅速に離そうと取り組んでいると語った。同行は過去数週間にトレーダーの配置を離す予防的措置を行ってきたとし、「彼らは社会的距離のガイダンスに従っていると見受けられる」との発表文を出した。