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COVID19 Almost 400 US citizens evac'd off Diamond Princess ship to buses & then on to evac plane to US where they will be quarantined another 14 days.

355 from the ship now confirmed w/ coronavirus including 40 US citizens who will NOT travel back to US until recovered or ...
Approx 400 US citizens begin boarding evac planes for US military base quarantine. #COVID19

40 will not return home as they have the disease.

BREAKING: 🦠COVID19 outbreak
Epicenter "official":
1,933 new cases
100 new deaths

- 71,223 cases worldwide
- 8,228 suspected cases
- 1,770 deaths
- 10,699 serious/critical condition
- 10,559 recovered
- Most in China
- 26 countries w/cases

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The numbers of the #Wuhan #Coronavirus infected, recovered & died, have been updated this morning.

They are admitting an overnight increase of 15,000 new cases in 24 hrs!

It's been edging up consistently at a much lower rate.
See graphic:…
2) The reported militarization of #Wuhan's #P4Lab has raised new questions about the origin of the #Covid19Virus & the apparent cover-up that has occurred since it was 1st made public.
3) #Japan reports their 1st #Wuhan death.

Then they let out that there are 44 sick on cruise liner offshore...

🤔They're doing the same thing off the #NewJersey coast. They've got a cruise ship, w/people infected w/the virus, docked or moored offshore . They brought 4 sick ....
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🦠🚨🦠 Weekend #coronavirus thread. 🦠🚨🦠
"Official" numbers & global news. "Official" numbers to be updated this afternoon.

34,957 confirmed globally
725 deaths - 1 US citizen in Wuhan/60 yr old Chi-Am woman on Thur.

6,101 serious
2,050 recovered
27,657 suspected


Total incl. 64 cruise ship + 4 asymptomatic not in official gov't count

New weekend thread #CoronaVirusUpdates #CoronavirusOutbreak

@DoodlesTrks @NHMommy1 @LJT_is_me @turnbolt11 @jellen805 @mizdonna
5 Brits in France confirmed after visiting Singapore.
Rumors of 1 - 7 in North Korea.
NK gov't has not confirmed any cases.
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Daily media briefing on #2019nCoV with @drtedros…
@DrTedros "As of 6am Geneva time today, there were 28,060 confirmed #2019nCoV cases in #China, and 564 deaths.

Outside China, there are 225 cases in 24 countries, with 1 death."-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "Yesterday we launched our Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, asking for $675 million to invest in stopping the #2019nCoV outbreak"-@DrTedros

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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟭

❝Great nations are not built on borrowed technology.❞
#VijayBhatkar, the Father of Indian Supercomputers
● During 80s, #USA & some #European countries had developed super computers, which were critical for developing satellites and nuclear weapons.
● These countries refused to transfer the knowledge of creating super computers to #India, fearing the developing nation might use it to design missiles and warplanes rather than forecast the weather.
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🇨🇳 #China (1) | The question is no longer if, but how hard, the #coronavirus will damage Chinese economy (and its trading partners) in 1Q20.
🇨🇳 #China (2) | A blockage of 16 cities (~50 million people) coupled with the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday and prohibition for Cos to return to work soon implies that 1Q will fall below 6% for the first time since QoQ figures are recorded.
🇨🇳 #China (3) | The impact will probably broaden from retail sales, tourism/transportation...

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More updates about #WuhanCoronavirus - #China’s National Health Commission said one big difference between #WuhanCoronavirus and #SARS is that the new virus is transmittable during incubation period. Additionally, it took SARS 3-4 months to become an epidemic but ...
... it only took #WuhanCoronavirus one month to become an epidemic. They also admit that since this is a new virus, #Beijing still has limited understanding about the virus. They emphasized that the progression of the epidemic is not controlled by them but the government will ...
... keep adjusting its mechanisms and executing different kinds of preventative measures. They reiterated that this is the only way for #China to get the epidemic under control.
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[THREAD] China Coronavirus Outbreak
A deadly virus is spreading from Asia, affecting hundreds of people and resulting in dozens of deaths, in what may become a gloabal health epidemic. This thread contains news about the outbreak.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus #WarWatch
On Dec 30, 2019, Chinese authorities confirmed cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A team of national experts was sent to carry out detection tests. Patients at a local seafood market were put in quarantine.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus
Liu Youning, a professor of epidemiology and respiratory medicine, told the Global Times that the #coronavirus found in #Wuhan appears to be far less serious than the virus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (#SARS) or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (#MERS).
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Enveloped , single stranded RNA viruses.
Corona - crown like structure (as seen in image below)

Causes diseases in mammals like cats, bats, pigs, camels, cows and also in birds.

Almost all of these are eaten in #China
#Coronavirus strains known before latest epidemic :
1.Human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E)
2.Human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43)
4.Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63, New Haven coronavirus)
5.Human coronavirus HKU1
6. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
The new strain of #coronavirus is named -
#NovelCoronavirus (2019-nCoV),
a.k.a #WuhanPneumonia or #WuhanCoronavirus.

This new strain though initially spread from animals to humans, now the human to human transmission is suspected by chinese authorities.
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THREAD | The #EU #Japan deal creates a trading zone comprising 635 million people and a third of global GDP. The agreement, which is also the first trade deal to include a specific commitment to the Paris Accords on climate change, will now come into force on 1 February 2019
Cheaper wine cheese for Japan, cheaper cars for the EU part of what the EU-Japan trade deal, now in force, means. The world's biggest such deal, it covers nearly a third of global GDP and 635 million people. ... It comes as a trade war rages between US and China continues
Why do you think @NissanUK @Nissan will want to stay in the UK in #Sunderland they won’t there is no motivation for them to do that including @Tesla
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1: Some people think these agreements for the #China-#Myanmar Economic Corridor & the deep seaport mean a #Chinese naval base it's coming.

I say NO WAY, the Myanmar people & its military are fiercely opposed to Chinese influence or CN military use there.
2: Myanmar needs economic investments from China due to its isolation from the western world due to the Rohingya conflict, but the Myanmar military (the real power there) is extremely nationalistic & opposed to Chinese designs; they know CN arms the rebel groups.
3: The military had actually opened up in the past & ended the military dictatorship because of increasing Chinese influence. Now they had to step back a bit because of the western induced isolation, but that's all. Other than China, only Japan, India & Thailand invest there,
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In case you don't know ~ President Trump has negotiated trade deals that are the dawn of new day to ensure it will be an #AmericaFirst Century.❤️🇺🇸

❤️🇺🇸 #AmericaFirst does not mean America alone. China🇨🇳 now understands President Trump's favorite word. #Reciprocity. Not negotiable.
❤️🇺🇸This is a Win / Win for ALL American's and long term it will help China 🇨🇳 too. #Winning
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A thread about how well #China is playing the international game to become the most prominent economy in this decade, by @swardley.
@swardley Some key points about #China's long-run #strategy:

- For the #CPC (Communist Party of China) the #market is only a tool to leverage the power of the Chinese people, culture, and state, and not the holy sacred truth, as most western liberals believe. See @swardley's explanation.
@swardley - #China, through its CPC, acts as the #world's #biggest #buyer of goods & services, and hence, is able to impose its conditions (read law, prices, access to intellectual property, etc) to all multinationals that want to access the Chinese market, no matter how big they are.
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Lets talk #New #Tools for #MonetaryPolicy...
The #Global #Financial #Crisis of 2007/08 taught the policy making world that something special beyond #Conventional #MonetaryPolicy was necessary to lift economies out of the economic malaise...tinkering with the key rates was not enough anymore...
To this end, #centralbanks in the developed world (The US, UK, Japan, The EuroArea) adopted what they termed #UnconventionalMonetaryPolicy #UMP which is characterised by #ForwardGuidance #NegativeInterestRatePolicy & #QuantitativeEasing...but, have they helped?
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THREAD on #Lebanon Finances

Is depositor money really gone?

How could it have disappeared?

Is this just a short term issue?

Will depositors get their money back once a govt is formed?

Hair cut?




And most importantly WHY?

Read on for Answers =>
2-As image below shows

$1 used to buy around 4 LBP by end of 1982

By end of 1985, it rose to 18

By end of 1990, it was at 790

By August 1992, it jumped to 2382

From that high it drifted down a bit

Then it was fixed 1507.5 since December 1997

3-Currency moves are often volatile. In long run however, they do follow fundamental Eco trends. Import/export balance is one driver. The other is capital inflow/outflow. The more one exports & the more capital flows into a country, the stronger the local currency usually gets
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#China's total exports in 2018 were $2.65 trillion, of which approximately $477 billion went to the #USA, $441 billion went to the #EU, and $157 billion to #Japan. Add #SouthKorea and #India, and that is over 50% of Chinese exports.
China's strong economy depends on the good will of a handful of governments. Gradually increasing tariffs (or economic sanctions) on Chinese imports in these and other like-minded countries and the EU, if linked to demands for: 1) human rights improvements in #HongKong, ...
... #Xinjiang, and #Tibet; 2) military deescalation in the #SouthChinaSea and #EastChinaSea, the #Korea n peninsula, and #ArunachalPradesh; 3) progression down a truly democratic path for all of China; 4) improved conditions in China for global business; and ...
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December 31. Time for my best productions in 2019 in English. 12 tweets with 12 articles. One for each month of the past year. Check it out. Thread 🧐🤓👇
January. "The European Union is more united than ever". Cited by @guyverhofstadt among others.…
@guyverhofstadt February. Nothing relevant in English. But don't worry. I will have a month with two relevant articles. Keep reading. ☺️
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🚨 @stratisplatform Global Crypto Network 🚨

Total nodes: 4,681
Total new: 1,204
Total participation countries: 84❗️
New countries: Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 , Sudan 🇸🇩, Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬

Europe: 3,298
Middle East: 125
Asia: 291
Oceania: 128
N America: 628
L America: 144
Africa: 67
A breakdown of the $STRAT Node version. Note: please run and higher❗️ has taken the lead. While a good amount is also running and comes in second and third respectively.

A few are running the bleeding edge with and
No one is catching up to Germany running @stratisplatform nodes!

Every country in Europe has increase node count except Bulgaria, Hungary, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Slovakia.

I wouldn’t be surprise to see some stable coins on the #blockchain.
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#Chine Les autorités locales ont confirmé des cas de pneumonie de cause inconnue à Wuhan, (province du Hubei).

1 équipe d'experts nationaux a été envoyée pour effectuer des tests de détection de #virus. Les patients, d'1 marché de fruits de mer local, sont en quarantaine.
#Chine Plusieurs patients atteints de pneumonie "inconnue" à #Wuhan sont des détaillants de fruits de mer, et les cas ne peuvent pas encore être identifiés comme étant le #SARS.
Ils ont été placé en quarantaine.
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#Chine 27 cas de pneumonie virale ont été découverts dans la ville de #Wuhan, en Chine centrale, après 1 surveillance à l'échelle de la ville en décembre, selon les autorités locales.

7/27 sont dans un état critique, les autres sont «contrôlables»
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@droehnemeyer @Ismailtipi @Franz54712417 1.Null #Zinsen & #Negativzinsen sind der größte Raub der Financeplayer in Generationen!

Millionen Sparer & #Rentner verlieren einen großen Teil ihres Geldes und wir bekommen millionen Armutsrentner!

Und nur das Großkapital gewinnt (#Asset-#Bubbles, #Aktienrückkäufe).
@droehnemeyer @Ismailtipi @Franz54712417 2. Verkauft wurde diese #Enteignung die in 2009 läuft erst um die #Banken zu stützen, dann um die "Wirtschaft" zu stützen (fragt sich welche? Zombiefirmen?) und dann um 2% #Inflation zu erreichen: Davon sind wir weit weg! Aber das Spiel geht weiter!
#FED #EZB #ECB #TheBigShort
@droehnemeyer @Ismailtipi @Franz54712417 3. Und wie geht es weiter?
a) Der kleine Sparer wird in #Aktien gedrängt (und seine Miete wird wegen #Betongold teurer, er zahlt für #Teuerstrom & findet die "Luftsteuer", #CO2Steuer, geil!): Die big boys wissen wann es Zeit ist zu verkaufen (Jetzt!).
#TheBigShort #ECB
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Hi again for one last thread from @emilyjmayo! Many scholars exclude the last two female emperors of #Japan from their narratives of women’s rule, as they lived under the powerful Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868). Today, let’s discuss why they shouldn’t be forgotten. #womenshistory
Emperor Meishō 明正 (r. 1629-1643) was named after Emperors Genmei 元明 and Genshō 元正, borrowing characters from their names. Even though she was more of a model for ritual rulership rather than an example of legitimate power, she still had responsibilities working at court.
After poor health, court scandals, & many conflicts with the shogunate over restrictions on the throne, Go-Mizuno’o suddenly abdicated & named Meishō heir to the throne. At age 7, Meishō, the shogun’s granddaughter and second daughter of Emperor Go-Mizuno’o, was enthroned. 👑
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Hey everyone, happy weekend! @emilyjmayo here with my final two threads on female emperors in #Japan. 🗾 I’ve talked about Kōken/Shōtoku, but you might be wondering: what about the others? So, let’s dive into the accomplishments of these powerful women! #womenshistory #history
The first female emperor, Suiko (r 592-628), dedicated a great deal of energy to shaping the early state & rulership. Though her spouse, Emperor Bidatsu (r 538-585), had opposed Buddhism, she would later be a strong proponent of it alongside her nephew & regent, Prince Shotoku.📿
They supported Buddhist temples, texts, & experts. Suiko sponsored sutras that included female heroines and salvation. According to Nihon shoki, she placed a bone of the Buddha in the foundation pillar of the temple Hōkōji & asked ppl to promote the Three Treasures of Buddhism.🦴
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@emilyjmayo back with a big goal for today: tackling the scandal surrounding the female Emperor Shōtoku and the monk Dōkyō. As with many women in power, defining women based on scandal has tainted the historical record of Shōtoku’s career. #womenshistory #twitterstorians #Japan
The above kabuki print by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) shows Shōtoku on the right pulling on Dōkyō's arm. This print, made 1,000 years later, shows their relationship was still a topic of conversation & cultural touchstone. The lasting power of scandal fails to fade, it seems.
Still, though, a zoomed in version of the print reveals the unflattering take the artist has on Dōkyō, so at least both figures’ depictions were equally unsavory. 👀(Image:…)
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TGIF, #twitterstorians! @paularcurtis here with more on premodern #Japan #history. Today let’s talk a bit about documents & forgery. For fun here’s an image of a will by Emperor Go Uda (1265-1324) supposedly signed with his handprints in blood. 😱 #Japan #history #medievaltwitter
Documents took on many different forms in premodern Japan, and bureaucratic ones of course often had set stylistic conventions. Certain types of documents were written certain ways, and paper specifically selected for each type too.📜
A good example of this distinction is the use of shukushi 宿紙, a kind of recycled paper. The grayish color is from the ink left in the fibers. Shukushi was used for rinji 綸旨, imperial decrees. Compare this 1331 Emperor Go Daigo decree to the left doc!…
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