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In these two cities on the River Rhine, the biggest and most popular local and tourism event is Carnival. In Germany, the cities Cologne and Duesseldorf have been competing who has the best celebration.
Everyone is singing Carnivals songs and hoards of people meet in bars and at events.
Sunday was the day with the second-largest parade in both cities with hundreds of thousands of people on the streets drinking Alt Bier in Duesseldorf or Koelsch Beer in Cologne.
In Cologne ten thousand yell “Alaaf”, in Duesseldorf, the greeting is “Helau.”
Its the funniest event where everyone talks to everyone and simply forget the rest of their problems.
Sunday was the day for fun, and the parade was canceled in both cities.

Originally, the event had been planned to move forward a few hours and the route was shortened, but gale-force winds and strong rainfall struck the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday morning, forcing its cancellation in both cities.
In Venice the cancellation was Coronavirus, in Germany, it was a bad hurricane type wind. Some say if this was a message from God to avoid more long term problems conducting an international mass event during the Coronavirus threat.
In Germany, there are only 16 cases of the virus and no death. The goal must be to keep it like this.


Monday, today is the largest parade called “Rosenmontagszug” (Rose Monday Parade). The parade is scheduled as planned for 10.30 am in Cologne and 12.15 in Duesseldorf.
Lets party and pray for everyone. It can only be hoped Coronavirus will stay away.
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"It is important to inform the public quickly and transparently about the intermediate steps." , Bonn's virologist Hendrik Streeck justified his controversial interim report on the findings in Gangelt. Critics call this "unscientific" and a pure "PR campaign". These harsh reactions are triggered by the so-called "Heinsberg protocols" - the media marketing of the study by a Berlin PR agency. Fortunately, Streeck was one of the few researchers who recognized the value of representative studies at an early stage and acted accordingly - as we have been demanding for weeks. But did Streeck really go the royal way with his study?
Streeck at least vehemently contradicts his critics: "We examined a total of 1,000 people from 400 households - that's four times more than the WHO protocol provides. So statistically absolutely representative."
Regarding this quote, it should be noted that representativity is not a question of sample size, but to what extent the sample used reflects the population in its essential characteristics. An important characteristic of representative samples is their construction as a " random selection ", ie a random drawing from a population. Statistically, this means that every element of the population must have the same probability of being included in the sample. Statistics and stochastics offer thismany tools that allow such a random selection. In passing, it should be mentioned that our brain is unable to take random samples. This finding is important for statisticians and risk managers, for example in the area of ​​fraud detection. Only if a sample is representative can the population be inferred from the results of the statistical evaluation in order to be able to make generalized statements.
Is the Heinsberg sample representative?
Im Zwischenbericht der Studie ist vermerkt, die Auswahl bilde die Haushalte in Gangelt ab und die Repräsentativität sei mit dem Markt- und Meinungsforschungsinstitut Forsa abgestimmt worden. Unklar ist jedoch, ob die Stichprobe repräsentativ für die Bevölkerung in Gangelt in wesentlichen Merkmalen ist, d.h. insbesondere, ob die besonders gefährdete Gruppe von Senioren in Alten- und Pflegeheimen repräsentativ erfasst wurde.
Der Zwischenbericht dokumentiert bis auf die Einwohnerzahl von Gangelt (12.559 Personen) weiterhin keine absoluten Zahlen. Stattdessen werden lediglich grob gerundete Angaben wiedergegeben. Die absoluten Fallzahlen zu veröffentlichen, wäre kein größeres Problem gewesen, wobei insbesondere eine Aufschlüsselung nach Altersgruppen von großer Bedeutung für die Interpretation der Ergebnissse gewesen wäre.
Darüber hinaus beinhaltet der Zwischenbericht die gerundete Zahl der bislang ausgewerteten Tests (rund 500) und prozentuale Angaben zur Testgüte und den Ergebnissen. Genannt ist die mit einer Spezifität von >99% erhobene Immunität von circa 14% gemäß Antikörpertest, die Quote akuter Infektionen von ca. 2% gemäß PCR-Test und die Summe von beiden als ca. 15%. Der Bericht spricht zwar von einer "Rate", da jedoch eine Betrachtung zu einem festen Zeitpunkt vorgenommen wurde, handelt es sich um eine "Quote". Die Letalität betrage damit ca. 0,37% und die Mortalität ca. 0,06%. In der "Ärztezeitung" findet sich der ergänzende Hinweis, dass der Zwischenbericht auf den Testergebnissen von 509 Personen beruht.
Durchschnittsberechnung ohne Berücksichtigung der Unsicherheit entspricht nicht den wissenschaftlichen Standards
Aus Mortalität und Einwohnerzahl lässt sich zumindest die Zahl der Verstorbenen auf 7 oder 8 Fälle (rechnerisch: 7,5) rekonstruieren, indem die Einwohnerzahl durch die Mortalität dividiert wird. Bei 8 Fällen würden sich mit einer Letalität von rund 0,37% (0,365% bis < 0,375%) eine Gesamtzahl von 2.133 bis 2.192 temporär Immunen errechnen, wenn man diese Fälle durch die Letalität dividiert. Das entspräche einem Anteil von temporär Immunen (Immune + akut Infizierte) von 17,0% bis 17,5% in der Gesamtbevölkerung, was höher wäre als der angegebene Anteil von 15% im Zwischenbericht. Folglich muss die Zahl der Todesfälle geringer sein und bei 7 liegen. Daraus errechnet sich ein Anteil von 14,9% bis 15,3% temporär Immunen in der Bevölkerung. Dieser Bereich lässt sich weiter eingrenzen, da nur eine Summe von mindestens 15,0% eine Aufrundung der beiden Teilsummen Immuner bzw. Infizierter auf 14% bzw. 2% zulässt. Bestenfalls wurden in der Studie also 13,625% Immune und 1,625% Infizierte entdeckt. Dies entspricht bei 509 getesteten Personen ca. 8 Infizierten und ca. 69 Immunen.
Bei einer Spezifität von <100% wird die Zahl der Immunen jedoch überschätzt, da sogenannte "falsch positive" Testergebnisse vorliegen können. Die Zahl der gefundenen positiven Testergebnisse setzt sich bei einer (nicht angegebenen, aber zugunsten der Studie unterstellten) Sensitivität von 100% zusammen aus 100% der Personen, die tatsächlich infiziert sind, und weniger als 1% der Personen, die tatsächlich nicht infiziert sind (falsch Positive). Die tatsächlich infizierten Personen errechnen sich als:
(% positive Tests - % falsch Positive) / Spezifität.
Liegt die Spezifität also bei knapp über 99%, ergibt sich der Prozentsatz der tatsächlich Immunen nach Korrektur um die falsch Positiven als 12,8%, was einer Absolutzahl von 65 Fällen tatsächlich Immuner in der Stichprobe entspricht.
Nimmt man nun an, dass die Getesteten für die Bevölkerung von Gangelt repräsentativ sind, dass also besonders gefährdete Cluster wie die Bewohner von Alten- und Pflegeheimen mit in die Stichprobe einbezogen wurden, wäre eine Hochrechnung auf die Bevölkerung von Gangelt tatsächlich möglich. Allerdings entspricht eine Angabe des reinen Durchschnitts ohne Berücksichtigung der Unsicherheit (Konfidenzintervall) nicht den wissenschaftlichen Standards.
Stochastik kann mit Unsicherheit exzellent umgehen
An dieser Stelle wiederholen wir noch einmal unsere Aussage, dass stochastische Aussagen kein Zeichen von Schwäche sind, sondern eine Stärke wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis.
Der Risikoforscher und Direktor des Instituts für Tranformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Ortwin Renn, weist darauf hin, dass Stochastik aber auch bedeutet, dass wir die bequeme Sichtweise, wir müssten nur A tun, um B zu erhalten gegen eine wesentlich kompliziertere Sichtweise eintauschen müssen. In der Welt der Stochastik existieren stets mehrere Handlungsoptionen, die alle mit unterschiedlichen Wahrscheinlichkeiten und Unsicherheiten positive wie negative Auswirkungen haben können. Diese "Kultur der Abwägung" ist für viele Wissenschaftlicher und Politiker ein Fremdwort. Einfacher ist die Schaffung und Erfindung von uns gerade genehmen alternativen Fakten, so Ortwin Renn.
Bezogen auf die Heinsberg-Analyse lässt sich ein solches Konfidenzintervall mit Hilfe der Binomialverteilung (diese modelliert die Verteilung der Treffer in einer zufällig gezogenen Stichprobe) abschätzen. Die Binomialverteilung ist zwar nur eine Annäherung, da sie wiederholtes Testen einzelner Personen zulässt. Weiterhin kann bezweifelt werden, dass die in die Stichprobe aufgenommenen Personen unabhängig voneinander sind. Jedoch lässt sich mit dieser Annahme die ungefähre Dimension der Unsicherheit verdeutlichen: Finden sich unter 509 getesteten Personen 65 + 8 = 73 temporär Immune, so liegt die tatsächliche Quote in Gangelt mit einer Konfidenz von 95% zwischen 11,6% und 17,7%. Dies entspräche einer Letalität von 0,32% bis 0,49%. Diese liegt vollständig in dem Bereich, den Virologe Christian Drosten bereits Mitte März geschätzt hatte (0,3% bis 0,7%) und der in der "Unstatistik" vom 25.03.2020 rechnerisch nachvollzogen wurde (0,5% +/- 50%), allerdings im unteren Bereich der Schätzung.
Warum keine Aufschlüsselung nach Altersgruppen?
Diese Ergebnisse lassen jedoch nicht den Schluss zu, dass die Letalität (und die Mortalität) von SARS-CoV2 als geringer angenommen werden kann, als bisher vermutet wurde. Denn die Bevölkerung von Gangelt ist erheblich jünger als die deutsche Bevölkerung. So liegt der Anteil der über 65-Jährigen in Gangelt 9,4% unter dem Bundesdurchschnitt und der Anteil der über 75-jährigen ganze 17,3% darunter. Die Letalität ist in der Bevölkerungsgruppe der 70- bis 79-jährigen jedoch mehr als 5x so hoch wie im Durchschnitt und in der Gruppe der mindestens 80-jährigen mehr als 10x so hoch. Bei lediglich 7 Todesfällen, die oben rekonstruiert wurden, lässt sich nicht prüfen, ob in Gangelt andere Verhältnisse vorliegen. Es ist jedoch sehr plausibel anzunehmen, dass die Verstorbenen auch in Gangelt weit überwiegend höheren Alters waren.
Dennoch ist hier die Wissenschaft der Statistik nicht machtlos. Mit Hilfe einer Altersstandardisierung würde sich prinzipiell die Letalität auf die deutsche Bevölkerungsstruktur zumindest näherungsweise übertragen lassen. Geht man davon aus, dass sich Immunität und Todesfälle in Gangelt proportional zur Altersverteilung verhalten, d.h. dass insbesondere in jeder Altersgruppe eine gleich hohe temporäre Immunität (durchgemachte bzw. aktive Infektion) vorliegt, dann würde die tatsächliche Letalität in Deutschland lediglich aufgrund des höheren Alters ca. 10% höher liegen. Aus den publizierten Ergebnissen lässt sich jedoch nicht ableiten, ob die Immunität in den hohen Altersgruppen gleich hoch, höher oder geringer ist als im Durchschnitt von Gangelt. Wäre sie geringer, könnte dies bedeuten, dass die Senioren von Gangelt bislang für regionale Verhältnisse relativ gut geschützt waren und ihre tatsächliche Gefährdung somit durch die Studie unterschätzt wird.
Genau hier wäre echte Transparenz sehr zu wünschen gewesen. Eine Tabelle, die die positiv Getesteten nach Altersgruppen aufschlüsselt und entsprechende Quoten angibt, hätte den Wert des Zwischenberichts für die Öffentlichkeit, für die wissenschaftliche Diskussion und für die politische Entscheidungsfindung wesentlich erhöht. Warum ist dies nicht geschehen?
Eine wichtige Unsicherheit fällt in den "Heinsberg-Protokollen" völlig unter den Tisch
"Wenn wir einen sogenannten peer-review, eine in der Wissenschaft übliche Begutachtung durch weitere Experten, hätten durchführen lassen, bis hin zu einer schriftlichen Publikation, wären Monate vergangen." So rechtfertigt Hendrik Streeck die Schwächen seines Zwischenberichts. Allerdings gibt es durchaus Spielraum zwischen einer begutachteten Publikation und einem Dokument, das lediglich gerundete Ergebnisse ausweist und auf die Angabe wesentlicher Informationen verzichtet. Dazu zählen insbesondere absolute Fallzahlen, aufgeschlüsselt nach den Altersgruppen, und die Angabe von Konfidenzintervallen.
Doch selbst die spärlichen Angaben des Zwischenberichts lassen keine Entwarnung zu. In Deutschland sind Stand heute (14.04.) 2.969 COVID-19-Todesfälle registriert. Überträgt man die Letalität von 0,37% auf diese Zahl, so entspräche sie einer Gesamtzahl von rund 804.000 bereits bzw. aktuell Infizierten in Deutschland. Das ist ziemlich genau 1%. Bei angenommener höherer Letalität, wie sie oben mit der Altersstruktur von Gangelt begründet wurde, wäre die Quote der temporär Immunen in Deutschland noch geringer.
Eine gänzlich andere Quelle der Unsicherheit fällt in den "Heinsberg-Protokollen" jedoch völlig unter den Tisch: Die Frage, ob die Verstorbenen an oder mit SARS-CoV-2 gestorben sind. Hamburg als bislang einziges Bundesland führt nachträglich Obduktionen durch und kommt damit zu sehr erstaunlichen Ergebnissen. Während das RKI am 08.04.2020 in Hamburg 14 COVID-19-Todesfälle zählte, kamen die Hamburger Rechtsmediziner lediglich auf 8 – ein Unterschied von knapp 43% (95%-Konfidenzintervall von 17,7% bis 71,1%). Mit der gebotenen Unsicherheit bedeutet das: Letalität und Mortalität in Gangelt könnten erheblich überschätzt sein.
Das Medienecho auf die "Heinsberg-Protokolle" war enorm. Die Ergebnisse sind ernüchternd, denn sie bringen nur wenig Licht ins Dunkel. Nähme man sie für bare Münze, so würden 0,37% Letalität bei einer angestrebten "Durchseuchung" von 70% bedeuten, dass am Ende der Pandemie über 200.000 Menschen verstorben sein könnten, vielleicht auch 300.000. Somit bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass wir aus Gangelt möglichst wenig über SARS-CoV-2 lernen können.
Was wir aber jetzt bereits lernen können: Datenethik und Datenkompetenz (Data Literacy) ist bei vielen Wissenschaftlern, Politikern und auch Journalisten nicht besonders ausgeprägt – trotz der jahrelangen Diskussionen um Big Data und Data Analytics. Viele "Experten" scheinen vergessen zu haben, dass zu einem seriösen Umgang mit Unsicherheit vor allem die Fähigkeit zählt, Daten auf kritische Art und Weise zu sammeln, zu managen, zu bewerten und anzuwenden.
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Katharina Schüller , study of psychology at the TU Dresden, study of statistics at the LMU Munich, doctoral studies at the TU Dortmund, scholarship holder of the Bavarian Elite Academy and the Nobel Laureate Committee Lindau. Founder of STAT-UP Statistical Consulting & Data Science in Munich. Further information
Frank Romeike , study of actuarial mathematics, economics, psychology and executive master's degree in risk management. Founder and managing partner of RiskNET GmbH, formerly Chief Risk Officer of IBM. Lecturer at various universities on the topic of stochastics and risk management. Further information
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Germany’s 'Wuhan' has 15 per cent infection rate and low death toll
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:06:14 -0400
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A study into Germany’s 'Wuhan' has revealed 15 per cent of the town, where the virus first stuck the country, have been infected but death rates have remained low.
Germany launched the Heinsberg Protocol study to examine the rural town of Gangelt in the region of Heinsberg, where the first virus fatalities occurred.
Unveiled on Thursday, the preliminary findings, using the results of 500 of the town's 12,000 inhabitants, showed that 15 per cent of the population was believed to have been infected.
But contrary to the national death rate, it revealed the mortality rate in the town would be 0.37 per cent. It is less than one-fifth of the mortality rate, based on confirmed positive tests in Germany as a whole, the researchers said.
The study is being led by professor Hendrik Streeck and researchers from the University Hospital Bonn.
It is hoping to test 1,000 people in the town and to date 85 per cent of them have given their permission to be tested.
Prof Streeck tweeted: "Thanks to everyone in #Heinsberg for making our study on #COVID-19 possible. Only thanks to you can we understand the virus increasingly better."
The study is using antibody tests to sample a random portion of the population.
The death rate – fatalities among those diagnosed – has appeared lower than that of the nation as a whole due to picking up mild cases of the virus which had previously gone unnoticed, researchers said.
In the Heinsberg region as a whole, less than 1 per cent of the population has tested positive for the virus, and 44 patients have died, according to the Robert Koch Institute.
The new research comes as Germany's health minister Jens Spahn revealed on Thursday that restrictions on public life are taking effect and are flattening the curve on new cases of the virus.
"The number of newly reported infections is flattening out, we are seeing a linear increase again rather than the dynamic, exponential increase we saw in mid-March," Mr Spahn said.
On Thursday, the national disease control centre announced it is planning to conduct a series of blood tests to determine how many people in the country are immune to Covid-19 and how many were infected without knowing it.
Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, says starting next week antibody tests will be carried out on blood given by donors around the country.
His institute anticipates up to 5,000 samples will be conducted every 14 days, with results starting in early May.
A second survey will examine blood from about 2,000 people from each of four infection 'hot spots' in Germany. And a third will look at a representative sample of some 15,000 people across the country, with results expected in June.
Germany has confirmed more than 113,000 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 2,300 people have died, a death rate lower than many countries.
Updated: April 10, 2020 12:49 PM
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In February 2020, the carnaval celebration caused a massive [Covid-19] outbreak. In April 2020, one in seven residents was seropositive, in a sample of 500.[2].
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New hope for Oxford model? Study shows 15% of German town has coronavirus antibodies
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:59:06 -0400
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This is good news, although how good remains a matter of debate.
The mystery at the heart of the epidemic is how many people have had coronavirus while experiencing few or no symptoms. The University of Oxford’s model speculates that as many as half of all Brits might have it, which would be wonderful news. It would mean that virtually everyone who gets it shrugs it off with little difficulty; the people crowding hospitals are extreme outliers, prone to severe symptoms for reasons that aren’t clear. It would also mean that we’re much closer to herd immunity, in which 50-75 percent of the population has recovered from an infection, than we realize. There won’t be 12-18 months of “waves” of the disease. There’ll be one epidemic curve and we’re in the middle of it right now.
To know if Oxford is right or wrong, we need blood from a random sample of the population to see how many people have COVID-19 antibodies, the smoking gun that proves someone has had the virus and recovered from it. A study like that was done recently in the German town of Gangelt, in Heinsberg. Result: 15 percent, which is three to five times higher than experts’ best guesses of what percentage of the U.S. is infected.
Data from coronavirus deaths in Gangelt suggests an infection mortality rate of 0.37 percent, significantly below the 0.9 percent which Imperial College has estimated, or the 0.66 percent found in a revised study last week.
The 15 percent figure from Gangelt is interesting because it matches two previous studies. Firstly, there was the accidental experiment of the cruise ship the Diamond Princess, which inadvertently became a floating laboratory when a passenger showing symptoms of COVID-19 boarded on January 20 and remained in the ship, spreading the virus, for five days. The ship was eventually quarantined on February 3 and all its 3,711 passengers tested for the virus. It turned out the 634 of them — 17 percent — had been infected, many of them without symptoms. The mortality rate on the vessel was 1.2 percent — although, inevitably being a cruise ship, it was a relatively elderly cohort.
We gained another insight into SARS-CoV-2 from a Chinese study into 391 cases of COVID-19 in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. In this case, scientists tested everyone who shared a household with people who were found to be suffering from the disease. It turned out 15 percent of this group had gone on to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 themselves. Again, many showed no symptoms.
Fifteen percent was also what Spain’s infection rate was estimated to be per a model (not a serological study) published late last month. The good news from Gangelt, obviously, is the possibility that COVID-19’s fatality rate is much lower than everyone thinks due to the iceberg of asymptomatic cases lurking beneath the surface of the data, largely undetectable. But is Gangelt an outlier or representative of Germany as a whole? The wrinkle is that the virus arrived there early, in February, via a carnival attended by thousands. It had a lot of time and opportunity to circulate locally. That being so, some scientists think 15 percent transmission isn’t cause for optimism under the circumstances:
“To me it looks like we don’t yet have a large fraction of the population exposed,” says Nicholas Christakis, a doctor and social science researcher at Yale University. “They had carnivals and festivals, but only 14% are positive. That means there is a lot more to go even in a hard-hit part of Germany.”…
Early results from hospitals are already circulating among some experts, says Christakis, who thinks these data will get us “closer to the truth” about how far the infection has spread in US cities. “If you see 5% positive in your health-care workers, that means infection rates probably aren’t higher than that in your city,” he says.
If New York City had “only” 15 percent infected, would that be good or bad news at this point? It would mean 1.2 million people were immune, for a true fatality rate of around 0.5 percent — but it would also mean 7.4 million were still vulnerable even after a nightmarish month, with herd immunity still a long way away. Also, bear in mind that the model that estimated 15 percent infection in Spain had much lower estimates for most other European countries:

What’s more, there’s reason to believe that coronavirus deaths are being undercounted — possibly by a lot — which means the true fatality rate would be higher than we expect. Here’s Lyman Stone’s visualization of deaths in New York State over time:
The many multicolored lines bunched around the 3,000 line show deaths from all causes week to week in New York during previous years. The solid red line shows deaths from all causes week to week this year. The solid black line shows confirmed COVID-19 deaths week to week this year. Notice the massive spike in the red line in weeks 11-12, when official coronavirus deaths were just beginning to appear. That’s a LOT of unexplained “excess” deaths. And given how sharply the black line has risen this past week, the spike in the next red line should be truly massive. Stone’s guess is sensible: “Hospitals may not be overwhelmed simply because many people are dying alone in their homes [from coronavirus] without any medical care at all.” We already have plenty of anecdotal evidence of that, in fact. This is much worse than the flu, even if the death rate from the disease ends up being lower than thought.
Here’s another visualization showing how freakish the spike is:
Even so, it’s possible that the Oxford model is right and what we’re seeing right now with the death spike in New York is a tiny fraction of a much bigger infected population that’s recovering from the disease with few symptoms. Some point to the fact that there was an increase in “non-flu flu-like illness” last month even before COVID-19 was supposed to have been spreading widely as evidence that many more were being infected than doctors realized:
Others point to the fact that California has had a minor outbreak despite its massive size and wonder: Could the state have encountered the virus sooner than known, with many millions developing immunity before COVID-19 made an impact nationally?
The trend has been particularly surprising, experts say, given the state has a large number of people in poverty and homelessness, and saw a substantial amount of travel to and from China last year.
One theory centers around the idea of herd immunity – the concept that a large percentage of a population has already contracted and become immune to an infection, slowing the rate at which it spreads to others.
Stanford researchers are looking into the possibility that coronavirus first hit California undetected last year, much earlier than anyone realized, and was only seen at that time as a particularly nasty and early flu season.
The problem with that theory, though, is that California hasn’t experienced any freakish death spikes like New York has. New York is slowly en route to herd immunity right now and there’s an immense amount of suffering involved. To believe that California has already arrived there, you need to explain why their path didn’t require anything like the same amount of suffering.
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Wittkowski replied: “Well, I’m not paid by the government, so I’m entitled to actually do science.”
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Epidemiologist: Coronavirus could be ‘exterminated’ if lockdowns were lifted
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:33:05 -0400
Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Comments on: Epidemiologist: Coronavirus could be ‘exterminated’ if lockdowns were lifted.

‘Going outdoors is what stops every respiratory disease’
A veteran scholar of epidemiology has warned that the ongoing lockdowns throughout the United States and the rest of the world are almost certainly just prolonging the coronavirus outbreak rather than doing anything to truly mitigate it.
Knut Wittkowski, previously the longtime head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at the Rockefeller University in New York City, said in an interview with the Press and the Public Project that the coronavirus could be “exterminated” if we permitted most people to lead normal lives and sheltered the most vulnerable parts of society until the danger had passed.
“[W]hat people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong, to widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary,” he said.
“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible, and then the elderly people, who should be separated, and the nursing homes should be closed during that time, can come back and meet their children and grandchildren after about 4 weeks when the virus has been exterminated,” he added.
Wittkowski argued that the standard cycle of respiratory diseases is a two-week outbreak, including a peak, after which “it’s gone.” He pointed out that even in a regime of “social distancing,” the virus will still find ways to spread, just more slowly:
You cannot stop the spread of a respiratory disease within a family, and you cannot stop it from spreading with neighbors, with people who are delivering, who are physicians—anybody. People are social, and even in times of social distancing, they have contacts, and any of those contacts could spread the disease. It will go slowly, and so it will not build up herd immunity, but it will happen. And it will go on forever unless we let it go.
Asked about Anthony Fauci, the White House medical expert who for weeks has been predicting significant numbers of COVID-19 deaths in America as well as major ongoing disruptions to daily life possibly for years, Wittkowski replied: “Well, I’m not paid by the government, so I’m entitled to actually do science.”
Read the interview transcript here.
MORE: Researchers find ‘no additional decline’ in coronavirus infection rate from lockdowns
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But more than just ideas, this crisis has also had an immediate impact on NATO’s exercises, force posture, and readiness. The NATO mission in Iraq is effectively paused. The biggest U.S. military exercise in the post-Cold War era — DEFENDER-Europe 20 — has been scrapped. The movement of troops from the U.S. and across Europe is seen as too risky. Even though there are no current signs of widespread contagion among allied forces, they are hunkered down and the emphasis is on force protection. Pentagon leaders insist the U.S. military is ready to fight through the pandemic, if needed, but clearly such paralysis underscores the fragility of NATO’s military operations and deterrence posture.
NATO’s primary task is territorial defense. Russia initially tried to take advantage of the situation by poking at NATO’s defenses, and has been pumping out disinformation to try to undermine unity and seed conspiracies (such as the lie that NATO is responsible for COVID and its spread.) This won’t stop. And given how this pandemic has catalyzed Russia’s own health and economic crisis, we should worry about a scenario in which Russia seeks to test the alliance further to distract from domestic problems.
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If NATO does not seize this moment, the coronavirus crisis could undermine the alliance’s credibility and raise questions about its purpose yet again, only this time in a perilous post-pandemic world. If NATO fails to be seen as a player in alleviating the security burden caused by the pandemic — such as helping with airlifting supplies or demonstrating alliance solidarity — it will only give ammunition to those that want to weaken or dismantle it.  Given that every NATO economy will be under tremendous strain in the coming years, it is hard to see how the 2-percent issue of allied defense spending will get any easier.
Fortunately, every crisis brings opportunities. First, NATO has a unique capacity to organize strategic airlift to support the fight against the pandemic both in ally and partner countries. Such capabilities have already helped deliver protective gear and medical supplies to numerous allies and partners in Europe. And as the pandemic spreads further in the Middle East and Africa, NATO should deploy its capabilities to help provide supplies and relief, which will be especially important given anticipated efforts by China to do the same. 
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Deepfakes 2.0: The New Era of “Truth Decay”
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:20:52 -0400
“An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.” — Aldous Huxley
Deepfake technology has exploded in the last few years. Deepfakes use artificial intelligence (AI) “to generate, alter or manipulate digital content in a manner that is not easily perceptible by humans.” The goal is to create digital video and audio that appears “real.” A picture used to be worth a thousand words – and a video worth a million – but deepfake technology means that “seeing” is no longer “believing.”  From fake evidence to election interference, deepfakes threaten local and global stability.
The first generation (Deepfakes 1.0) was largely used for entertainment purposes. Videos were modified or made from scratch in the pornography industry and to create spoofs of politicians and celebrities. The next generation (Deepfakes 2.0) is far more convincing and readily available. Deepfakes 2.0 are poised to have profound impacts. According to some technologists and lawyers who specialize in this area, deepfakes pose “an extraordinary threat to the sound functioning of government, foundations of commerce and social fabric.”
The Scope of the Problem
Truth is under attack. In this post-truth environment, one person’s truth is no longer another’s truth, and information can be weaponized to cause financial or even reputational harm. While the harmful use of (mis)information has been around for centuries, technology now allows this to happen at a speed and scale never before seen.  With the proliferation of technology, a teenager sitting at home can create and distribute a high-quality deepfake video on her smartphone in a single afternoon. According to Matthew Turek, a program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), “We don’t know where this is going to end. We may be headed toward a zero trust environment.”
Criminals could use deepfakes to defraud victims, manipulate markets, and submit false evidence to courts. Authoritarian governments could use deepfakes to target public opinion and foreign adversaries could use them to erode trust in governments. The proliferation of Deepfake 2.0 technology allows this to be done easily, cheaply, and on a grand scale. RAND recently called this “truth decay.” In fact, the mere idea that this technology could be used to manipulate public opinion is already causing some to start questioning the validity of real events and un-doctored video.
Imagine the following possibilities:
  • Fake Evidence: Manipulated videos being used as evidence in court.
  • Sparking a war: a fake video of Israeli soldiers physically assaulting a Palestinian child could spark a new wave of violence in Israel.
  • Manipulating Markets: fake videos of a CEO used to disrupt an initial public offering.
  • Creating Political Fissures: fake videos intended to sow discord between foreign allies.
  • Influencing Elections: A doctored video of a politician looking sick designed to tip the scales of an election.
Deepfakes 2.0 pose a massive threat for the United States and other Western democracies that value truth, individual liberties, and the independence of the media.
Solutions — A Holistic Framework
How do we prepare for this new era of disruptive technology? It will take a whole of society approach where government, academia, and corporations work collaboratively with international partners and individual citizens. This comprehensive method recognizes that each sector possesses unique strengths, capabilities, and limitations. Finland is widely viewed as the gold standard for this approach in confronting sophisticated disinformation efforts. In 2014, the Finnish elections were the target of a disinformation campaign widely attributed to Russia.  The Finnish government took note and began to aggressively formulate a national strategy, including a national education initiative.  The Finnish recognized, “[i]t’s not just a government problem, the whole society has been targeted.”
The Finnish model includes both technical and non-technical solutions. Finnish schools stress critical thinking and media literacy, teaching students of all ages to be discerning consumers of information. The Finnish have also established a non-partisan journalistic fact-checking service: FaktaBaari. The Finnish model provides a useful starting point for a U.S. model tailored to our unique social, cultural, and legal considerations.
Technical Solutions
Detection. The plan to counter Deepfakes 2.0 must start with detection. Several companies are already developing algorithms using AI to detect deepfakes. For example, Facebook recently announced a partnership with Microsoft and academia to invest in AI systems that identify, flag, and remove harmful deepfakes. The Pentagon is also investing heavily in deepfake-detection technologies such as DARPA’s Media Forensics (MediFor) program to fight AI with AI.
Authentication. We need to establish a credible organization, perhaps through a public-private partnership, to report deepfake detection results. Blockchain technology can create digital fingerprints to help authenticate media. This technology allows videos and photos to be publicly verifiable.
Non-technical Solutions
Education. Over half of Generation Z gets its news and information primarily from social media and messaging apps on their smartphones. Therefore, schools must prioritize critical thinking and media literacy tailored to this new reality. In the decentralized American education system, this requires commitment and resources from federal, state and local governments.
Media Policy. Traditional and social media should assess criteria for evaluating suspicious or unverified, potential deepfakes that could harm society. Some social media sites have already shown a willingness to take down accounts linked to disinformation.
Legislation. Congress is considering multiple legislative proposals, including the DEEPFAKES Accountability Act. Congress should also consider a Finnish-style independent entity that provides confidence or credibility scores for digital content. State governments also play an important role. For example, California recently passed a law restricting the use of deepfakes for political purposes.
Conclusion
There is no doubt that criminals, our adversaries, and other malign actors will use deepfakes to harm the public and manipulate their sense of reality. We need a comprehensive plan to counter this threat. It requires the government, academia, and private industry to work together on both technical and non-technical solutions. Given that it is difficult to change a person’s view once it is formed, speed is a virtue when it comes to detecting deepfakes and educating the public. As the saying goes, “A lie can travel halfway around the world before truth puts on its boots.”
Image: An AFP journalist views an example of a “deepfake” video manipulated using artificial intelligence, by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, from his desk in Washington, DC January 25, 2019. Photo by ALEXANDRA ROBINSON/AFP via Getty Images
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IMF predicts global economy will suffer worst year since Depression
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:15:13 -0400
The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that it expects the global economy to shrink 3% this year — far worse than its 0.1% dip in the Great Recession year of 2009 — before rebounding in 2021 with 5.8% growth. It acknowledges, though, that prospects for a rebound next year are clouded by uncertainty.
     
7 crew of hospital ship docked at Los Angeles have COVID-19
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:14:56 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of COVID-19 cases among crewmembers of the Navy hospital ship Mercy has risen to seven while it is docked in the Port of Los Angeles to help serve the region’s patients who have not been stricken by the coronavirus, a newspaper reported.
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Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:13:36 -0400
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What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:05:37 -0400
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says.

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The IMF expects the global economy to shrink 3% this year before rebounding in 2021 with 5.8% growth. It acknowledges that prospects for a rebound next year are clouded by uncertainty.
Governments battling the virus are pinning their hopes on tests, technology and a coordinated approach to ease the tight social-distancing restrictions that have slowed the pandemic but strangled the global economy.
Here are some of AP’s top stories Tuesday on the world’s coronavirus pandemic. Follow APNews.com/VirusOutbreak for updates through the day and APNews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak for stories explaining some of its complexities.
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
— President Donald Trump is anxious to put the pandemic and its crippling economic crisis behind him ahead of the election in November, discussing with aides when social distancing can be rolled back. A team, expected to be formally announced as early as Tuesday, has begun meeting behind closed doors in the West Wing to tackle another matter paramount to the president: how to begin reopening the American economy. Meanwhile, governors insist they will not be pressured and will put safety in their states first.
— The coronavirus is spreading in jails and detention centers, with more than 70 detainees in 12 states infected and hundreds of others under quarantine. Migrants say they need more masks, cleaning supplies and space for social distancing. The government says it’s reducing the number of detainees to slow the spread of the virus. Nomaan Merchant reports from Houston.
— For years, financial inequality has widened in the United States and elsewhere as wealth and income have become increasingly concentrated among the most affluent while millions struggle to get by. Now, the coronavirus outbreak has laid bare the human cost of that inequality, making it more visible and potentially worse.
— Across the U.S., far-right politicians say state governments are using the pandemic to trample on civil liberties. They are against efforts to close churches and gun stores and to halt large public gatherings.
— Facing the same invisible enemy in the coronavirus pandemic, Iran and the United States remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns that now view the outbreak as just the latest battleground.
— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the world’s largest lockdown, hoping to head off the peak as officials race to make up for lost time. Experts say India squandered the month it had while neighboring China battled the coronavirus and wasted its own experience battling infectious diseases.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.
Here are the symptoms of the virus compared with the common flu.
One of the best ways to prevent spread of the virus is washing your hands with soap and water. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends first washing with warm or cold water and then lathering soap for 20 seconds to get it on the backs of hands, between fingers and under fingernails before rinsing off.
You should wash your phone, too. Here’s how.
TRACKING THE VIRUS: Drill down and zoom in at the individual county level, and you can access numbers that will show you the situation where you are, and where loved ones or people you’re worried about live.
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ONE NUMBER:
— 25: The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world’s most impoverished countries so they can help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
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— JACKALS EMERGE: With Tel Aviv in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, the sprawling park is all but empty. This has cleared the way for packs of jackals to take over a park in the heart of the city.
— LIFE WITHOUT MOVIE THEATERS: For more than a century, movie theaters have been a refuge, a communal escape, a place transporting people away from everything else. What now as they close amid the pandemic?
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Numbers show hundreds of COVID-19 deaths in UK care homes
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:05:22 -0400
Leading British charities said the new coronavirus is causing "devastation" in the country's nursing homes, as official statistics showed Tuesday that hundreds more people with COVID-19 have died than are recorded in the U.K. government's daily tally.
     
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The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr, is the combination of the Biological, Chemical, and the Cyber-Information-Political types of Warfare, and it would be useful to recognize it as such. 

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This is very good article. 

The affiliation of its authors with the German Marshall Fund of the United States is noted and is telling, not only for the quality of writing but for the poosibility of the attempt to create yet another sophisticated cover and diversion, the devices, in creation of which the New Abwehr are the unsurpassed masters.

But first, we have to understand the nature of this crisis, from all the perspectives, including the medical-epidemiological ones. 
If my hypothesis about the use of Novichok chemical weapon in this Pandemic, and the (almost obvious) attempts to put Russia in the front (very possibly, with her own unwitting and active, and very foolish consent and the willing, blind participation), and to use her as the focus of blame and the perfect cover, are correct, we have, inevitably, to look at Germany’s, and specifically BND’s role in INVENTING (!), researching, and acquiring the Novichok agent, which were covered openly and pointedly (to create another cover) by the mass media. 

“In the 1990s, the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) obtained a sample of a Novichok agent from a Russian scientist, and the sample was analysed in Sweden, according to a 2018 Reuters report. The chemical formula was given to Western NATO countries, who used small amounts to test protective and testing equipment, and antidotes.[33]

Apparently, there many various types of Novichok weapons, including those that might be suitable to imitate or to act in conjunction with the viral epidemics, as the cover and the enhancement. 

The timing: right around the 75-th Anniversary of Nazi defeat in WW2, cannot be missed, with all its symbolism and the various emotional reactions. 

It would be a serious omission: not to look into all of this, in my very humble and the non-specialist opinion. This hypothesis has to be investigated very thoroughly: it might hold many clues. 

Michael Novakhov

10:10 AM 4/14/2020
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'We don't have a king:' Trump's claim of 'total' authority over states gets pushback across spectrum - USA TODAY
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:02:34 -0400
'We don't have a king:' Trump's claim of 'total' authority over states gets pushback across spectrum  USA TODAY
In The United States, Coronavirus Coughing Attacks May Be Prosecuted As Terrorism
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:02:18 -0400
COVID-19 is now being considered a “biological agent” in the United States, meaning that those who deliberately cough on policemen or merchandise to spread infection can be charged with terrorism. Late last month, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen sent U.S. attorneys and federal law enforcement agencies a memo asking the Justice Department to consider prosecuting certain “purposeful exposure or infection of others with COVID-19” under federal terrorism-related statutes. Two people in the U.S. have been charged with terrorism offences after claiming they were intentionally trying to spread COVID-19.

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In the United Kingdom, a man was recently jailed for coughing on police, stating that he hoped to infect them with the virus so that they would pass it on to their children. The Director of Public Prosecutions has warned that anyone using COVID-19 to threaten emergency and essential workers would face serious criminal charges. The intervention came after a flurry of reports that police, shop workers, and vulnerable groups were being deliberately coughed on by people claiming to have the disease. Such behavior is illegal and assaults against emergency workers are punishable by up to 12 months in prison.
New rules reflect new risks. Last week, New York City’s death toll from the pandemic rose to over 4,000, surpassing the number killed at the World Trade Center on September 11th. The priority for tackling the current pandemic lies in our public healthcare systems. However, like other high-impact events, police in the United States and the United Kingdom also face new threats. These include regulating social gatherings (which involves stretching already limited resources), increases in lower-priority crimes (such as burglaries and criminals selling fake hand sanitizers and protective equipment), and the threat that heavily populated areas such as hospitals and parks may be targeted by terrorists or other criminals.
The first risk concerns policing lower-order offences, such as civilians not listening to government-issued guidance and continuing to socialize in large numbers, or the policing of minor threats. In the few days after the British government announced changes to police powers, police phone lines were inundated with calls from the public, and reports were made that public gatherings and social events were ‘over-policed,’ including with the use of technology such as drones. It will be difficult to strike the balance between policing areas that are high-risk and those that are lower priority.
The second risk comes from a ‘double threat’ of terrorism coupled with the pandemic, which can take the form of bio-terrorism, as was the case with Anthrax threats that followed the 9/11 attacks in the United States, or white powder contents that have been sent to Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom on many occasions. A Department of Homeland Security memo recently outlined that attacks may increase in public spaces such as hospitals and parks. Such an attack has already occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, where a man under federal investigation in a potential domestic terrorism case was shot and killed after plotting an attack on a hospital.
Risks that affect both the police and front-line workers include the risk of illness, either thorough transmission or through deliberate infection. Unfortunately, there have been a number of incidents in the United Kingdom where civilians have attempted to cough on officers and infect them with the virus, and a number of videos circulating online where malicious actors have advised civilians to infect public institutions in order to add stress to those operating at maximum capacity. Using existing legislation to cover such events – including common assault and terrorism – may be one way to increase the ability of systems to respond to new risks under changing circumstances.

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North Korea Fires Barrage Of Missiles From Ground And Air
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:31:24 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary in the North and parliamentary elections in the rival South.

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The back-to-back launches were the latest in a series of weapons tests that North Korea has conducted in recent weeks amid stalled nuclear talks and outside worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country.
North Korean troops based in the eastern coastal city of Munchon first launched several projectiles — presumed to be cruise missiles — on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
The weapons flew more than 150 kilometers (93 miles) at a low altitude off the North’s east coast, a South Korean defense official said. If confirmed, it would be the North’s first cruise missile launch in about three years, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.
Later Tuesday, North Korea launched several Sukhoi-class fighter jets that fired an unspecified number of air-to-surface missiles toward the North’s eastern waters, the defense official said.
The official said North Korea has recently appeared to be resuming its military drills that it had scaled back due to concerns about the cornovirus pandemic. He said other North Korean fighter jets also flew on patrol near the border with China on Tuesday.
All the recently tested missiles were short-range and didn’t pose a direct threat to the U.S. mainland. A test of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. homeland would end North Korea’s self-imposed moratorium on major weapons tests and likely completely derail nuclear diplomacy with the United States.
Some experts say North Korea likely used the latest weapons launches to bolster its striking capability against South Korea, which has been introducing U.S.-made stealth F-35 jets and other sophisticated conventional weapons systems in recent years. Others say the latest weapons tests were also aimed at shoring up internal unity in the face of U.S.-led sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic.
Go Myong-Hyun, an analyst at the Seoul-based Asan Institute for Policy, said North Korea also wants to maintain tensions to secure leverage over the U.S. in future negotiations.
“North Korea wants to create and maintain tensions, but still aims to prevent those tensions from growing too much and pressuring the U.S. a lot,” Go said.
Nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington has made little headway since the breakdown of a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Vietnam in early 2019. That summit collapsed after Trump rejected Kim’s demands for broad sanctions relief in return for a limited denuclearization step.
Most of the weapons North Korea had tested recently were ballistic missiles or artillery shells with a ballistic trajectory. The North’s last known cruise missile test occurred in June 2017, when it said it had test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships “at will.”
Cruise missiles fly at a lower altitude and slower speed than ballistic missiles, making them easier to intercept, but they are still considered more accurate. U.N. Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from engaging in any ballistic activities, but not cruise missile tests.
If the cruise missiles tested on Tuesday were newly developed weapons, they would still present a challenge to the South Korean and U.S. militaries, Go said. South Korea’s military said it was analyzing details of the launches.
The launches came a day before North Korea marks the 108th birthday of the country’s late founder, Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un. They also came a day ahead of South Korean parliamentary elections.
In the South Korean elections, President Moon Jae-in’s liberal ruling party, which espouses greater reconciliation with North Korea, is expected to defeat the main conservative opposition amid a slowdown in the number of new coronavirus infections in South Korea, according to pre-election surveys.
North Korea has repeatedly said there has been no coronavirus outbreak on its soil. But many foreign experts are skeptical of that claim and have warned that an outbreak in the North could become a humanitarian disaster because of the country’s chronic lack of medical supplies and fragile health care infrastructure.

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The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr, is the combination of the Biological, Chemical, and the Cyber-Information-Political types of Warfare, and it would be useful to recognize it as such. 


The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr, is the combination of the Biological, Chemical, and the Cyber-Information-Political types of Warfare, and it would be useful to recognize it as such.
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New Abwehr - GS


The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr



This is very good article. 

The affiliation of its authors with the German Marshall Fund of the United States is noted and is telling, not only for the quality of writing but for the poosibility of the attempt to create yet another sophisticated cover and diversion, the devices, in creation of which the New Abwehr are the unsurpassed masters.

But first, we have to understand the nature of this crisis, from all the perspectives, including the medical-epidemiological ones. 
If my hypothesis about the use of Novichok chemical weapon in this Pandemic, and the (almost obvious) attempts to put Russia in the front (very possibly, with her own unwitting and active, and very foolish consent and the willing, blind participation), and to use her as the focus of blame and the perfect cover, are correct, we have, inevitably, to look at Germany's, and specifically BND's role in INVENTING (!), researching, and acquiring the Novichok agent, which were covered openly and pointedly (to create another cover) by the mass media. 

"In the 1990s, the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) obtained a sample of a Novichok agent from a Russian scientist, and the sample was analysed in Sweden, according to a 2018 Reuters report. The chemical formula was given to Western NATO countries, who used small amounts to test protective and testing equipment, and antidotes.[33]"

Apparently, there many various types of Novichok weapons, including those that might be suitable to imitate or to act in conjunction with the viral epidemics, as the cover and the enhancement. 

The timing: right around the 75-th Anniversary of Nazi defeat in WW2, cannot be missed, with all its symbolism and the various emotional reactions. 

It would be a serious omission: not to look into all of this, in my very humble and the non-specialist opinion. This hypothesis has to be investigated very thoroughly: it might hold many clues. 

Michael Novakhov

10:10 AM 4/14/2020
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But more than just ideas, this crisis has also had an immediate impact on NATO’s exercises, force posture, and readiness. The NATO mission in Iraq is effectively paused. The biggest U.S. military exercise in the post-Cold War era — DEFENDER-Europe 20 — has been scrapped. The movement of troops from the U.S. and across Europe is seen as too risky. Even though there are no current signs of widespread contagion among allied forces, they are hunkered down and the emphasis is on force protection. Pentagon leaders insist the U.S. military is ready to fight through the pandemic, if needed, but clearly such paralysis underscores the fragility of NATO’s military operations and deterrence posture.
NATO’s primary task is territorial defense. Russia initially tried to take advantage of the situation by poking at NATO’s defenses, and has been pumping out disinformation to try to undermine unity and seed conspiracies (such as the lie that NATO is responsible for COVID and its spread.) This won’t stop. And given how this pandemic has catalyzed Russia’s own health and economic crisis, we should worry about a scenario in which Russia seeks to test the alliance further to distract from domestic problems.
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If NATO does not seize this moment, the coronavirus crisis could undermine the alliance’s credibility and raise questions about its purpose yet again, only this time in a perilous post-pandemic world. If NATO fails to be seen as a player in alleviating the security burden caused by the pandemic — such as helping with airlifting supplies or demonstrating alliance solidarity — it will only give ammunition to those that want to weaken or dismantle it.  Given that every NATO economy will be under tremendous strain in the coming years, it is hard to see how the 2-percent issue of allied defense spending will get any easier.
Fortunately, every crisis brings opportunities. First, NATO has a unique capacity to organize strategic airlift to support the fight against the pandemic both in ally and partner countries. Such capabilities have already helped deliver protective gear and medical supplies to numerous allies and partners in Europe. And as the pandemic spreads further in the Middle East and Africa, NATO should deploy its capabilities to help provide supplies and relief, which will be especially important given anticipated efforts by China to do the same. 
mikenov on Twitter: we should worry about a scenario in which Russia seeks to test the alliance further to distract from domestic problems. Where is NATO? And Where is Trump? - Defense One defenseone.com/ideas/2020/04/…
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we should worry about a scenario in which Russia seeks to test the alliance further to distract from domestic problems.
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mikenov on Twitter: NATO’s primary task is territorial defense. Russia initially tried to take advantage of the situation by poking at NATO’s defenses, and has been pumping out disinformation defenseone.com/ideas/2020/04/…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:36:52 -0400
NATO’s primary task is territorial defense. Russia initially tried to take advantage of the situation by poking at NATO’s defenses, and has been pumping out disinformation defenseone.com/ideas/2020/04/…



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mikenov on Twitter: The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr, is the combination of the Biological, Chemical, and the Cyber-Information-Political types of Warfare, and it would be useful to recognize it as such. Where is NATO? And Where is Trump? - D
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:33:16 -0400
The Operation CoronaVirus, by the New Abwehr, is the combination of the Biological, Chemical, and the Cyber-Information-Political types of Warfare, and it would be useful to recognize it as such.
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mikenov on Twitter: The biggest U.S. military exercise in the post-Cold War era — DEFENDER-Europe 20 — has been scrapped. Where is NATO? And Where is Trump? - Defense One defenseone.com/ideas/2020/04/…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:28:37 -0400
The biggest U.S. military exercise in the post-Cold War era — DEFENDER-Europe 20 — has been scrapped.
Where is NATO? And Where is Trump? - Defense One defenseone.com/ideas/2020/04/…



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Mark Esper
United States Secretary of Defense

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Mark Thomas Esper is the 27th and current United States secretary of defense, and a former U.S. Army officer and defense contractor lobbyist. He previously served as acting secretary of defense and was the 23rd United States secretary of the Army from 2017 to 2019. Wikipedia
BornApril 26, 1964 (age 55 years), Uniontown, PA
Full nameMark Thomas Esper
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @Tagesspiegel: #Kinder brauchen Kinder - Warum #KiTas nicht länger als unbedingt nötig geschlossen bleiben sollten Der Vorschlag der #Le…
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#Kinder brauchen Kinder - Warum #KiTas nicht länger als unbedingt nötig geschlossen bleiben sollten
Der Vorschlag der #Leopoldina , Kitas länger geschlossen zu lassen, muss hinterfragt werden. Ein Gastkommentar von Peter #Dabrock.
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Ep. 66: The 1918 flu and the U.S. military
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:19:12 -0400
How the U.S. military was battered by, and slowly learned from, affected by and responded to the influenza pandemic of 1918.
How the Coronavirus Forced the Pentagon to Improve Its IT — and Quickly
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:18:28 -0400
U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. John Veit, JTF 115th Regional Support Group information technology specialist, connects an amplifier for radio communication inside the Joint Operations Center (JOC) Apr. 09, 2020 at the Roseville Armory, Calif
DOD, Other Government Departments Take Coronavirus Response Measures
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:16:25 -0400
The Defense Department is working with other government agencies in responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
Microscope view of virus.


Officials Say Coronavirus Risk to Personnel Low, But Advise Precautions
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:16:10 -0400
Although the risk of contracting the new coronavirus virus is low, Centers for Disease Control officials said, they recommend getting an influenza vaccine and taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs.
Microscope view of virus.


DIA’s cyber officer talks risk management at RSA 2020
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:15:38 -0400
Defense Intelligence Agency’s Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber James Sullivan spoke on the Agency’s cyber operations during a panel discussion at the 2020 RSA Conference public sector day in San Francisco, Feb. 24.
Defense Intelligence Agency’s Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber James Sullivan speaks on the Agency’s cyber operations during a panel discussion at the 2020 RSA Conference public sector day in San Francisco, February 24.


On the air with Federal News Network: What's important about multicloud?
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:15:11 -0400
Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa participated in a Federal News Network panel on how a secured, multicloud approach in government could benefit the Intelligence Community, Feb. 19.
Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa, center, participates with other panelist in an interview with the Federal News Network, Feb. 19. (Photo by Ally Rogers, DIA)


Army Medical Personnel Describe Efforts to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:14:42 -0400
The first phase of testing has already started — testing potential vaccines in mice to see what their response is and making sure it's safe, Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, director of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research said.
Infographic describing the symptoms of Coronavirus disease.


DOD Confronts Coronavirus Head-On
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:14:27 -0400
The Defense Department is taking positive action to protect people, safeguard critical national security missions and capabilities and support the whole-of-government approach to confronting the spread of the new coronavirus.
A text poster reading “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.”


DOD Halts Travel To, From COVID-19 Affected Countries
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:13:58 -0400
In response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, Defense Department officials are looking to safeguard the health and safety of military and civilian personnel and their families.
Microscope view of virus.


U.S. Created 'Protective Bubbles' Around Bases in South Korea, General Says
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:13:30 -0400
Army Gen. Robert B. ''Abe'' Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, briefed Pentagon reporters on the USFK's response to the coronavirus.
People in chemical suits spray disinfectant.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:12:59 -0400
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
A picture of a 3D print of the virus that causes COVID-19


mikenov on Twitter: RT @ChemiShalev: America is facing its 'Yom Kippur': Intelligence ignored, threat belittled, preparations defective – and arrogance, reigni…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:11:13 -0400
America is facing its 'Yom Kippur': Intelligence ignored, threat belittled, preparations defective – and arrogance, reigning supreme haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thejointstaff: #GenMilley: I want to make sure everyone clearly understands that the readiness of the U.S. military is still strong, we…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:01:37 -0400
#GenMilley: I want to make sure everyone clearly understands that the readiness of the U.S. military is still strong, we’re still capable and we’re still ready—no matter what the threat.
Thanks to all our #JointForce teammates in the @DeptofDefense who continue to stand watch. pic.twitter.com/U8dRniclZh



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mikenov on Twitter: RT @stripes_photog: #APOTD - Iraqi gold, #Kirkuk, 2003. From the @starsandstripes archives. #photography #OIF @173rdAbnBde https://t.co/aTl…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:00:38 -0400
#APOTD - Iraqi gold, #Kirkuk, 2003. From the @starsandstripes archives. #photography #OIF @173rdAbnBde
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @axios: JUST IN: The IMF predicts the coronavirus will lead to "worst recession since the Great Depression" in its latest world economic…
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JUST IN: The IMF predicts the coronavirus will lead to "worst recession since the Great Depression" in its latest world economic outlook. axios.com/imf-world-econ…

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @NYDailyNews: “We don’t have a King Trump we have a President Trump,” Gov. Cuomo said after Trump insisted he has “absolute power” to or…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:59:35 -0400
“We don’t have a King Trump we have a President Trump,” Gov. Cuomo said after Trump insisted he has “absolute power” to order states to reopen their economy.
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Connecticut governor: No restrictions lifted before May 20th hill.cm/MA9pHRq pic.twitter.com/BCOI4yCprk
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:58:50 -0400
Connecticut governor: No restrictions lifted before May 20th hill.cm/MA9pHRq pic.twitter.com/BCOI4yCprk



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mikenov on Twitter: RT @gaycivilrights: This is what holding the president accountable looks like. buff.ly/3cgyw2B
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:58:22 -0400
This is what holding the president accountable looks like.
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Coronavirus cases in Brazil likely 12 times higher than reported, researchers say hill.cm/fRemuuD https://t.co/gXEndGr…
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Coronavirus cases in Brazil likely 12 times higher than reported, researchers say hill.cm/fRemuuD pic.twitter.com/gXEndGrfBR



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mikenov on Twitter: RT @Pontifex: Let us #PrayTogether that the Lord might give us the grace of unity among us. In these difficulties times, may He allow us to…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:41:34 -0400
Let us #PrayTogether that the Lord might give us the grace of unity among us. In these difficulties times, may He allow us to discover the communion that binds us and the unity which is greater than any division. youtube.com/watch?v=vAoPpz…

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @nytimes: A Virginia bishop who defied social distancing measures and vowed to keep preaching, saying “I firmly believe that God is larg…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:39:29 -0400
A Virginia bishop who defied social distancing measures and vowed to keep preaching, saying “I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus," died over the weekend after contracting Covid-19, his church said nyti.ms/3b8DYoe

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @washingtonpost: Fact Checker: Trump has made 18,000 false or misleading claims in 1,170 days wapo.st/3csBJfR
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:39:17 -0400
Fact Checker: Trump has made 18,000 false or misleading claims in 1,170 days wapo.st/3csBJfR

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mikenov on Twitter: And what about their Chemical and Biological Weapons programs? We have to look into this too. twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:38:57 -0400
And what about their Chemical and Biological Weapons programs? We have to look into this too. twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/…
North Korea launched yet another barrage of missiles, bringing their tests this year to five. While the world is busy fighting off a pandemic, NK which cares little for its people, is rushing at an unprecedented pace to improve its missile and nuclear programs. Dangerous.



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mikenov on Twitter: RT @Pontifex: To repent means returning to faithfulness. Today let us ask for the grace to look beyond our own security, and to be faithful…
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:37:21 -0400
To repent means returning to faithfulness. Today let us ask for the grace to look beyond our own security, and to be faithful even before the tomb and the collapse of so many illusions. Remaining faithful is not easy. May the Lord keep us faithful. #HomilySantaMarta

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