Updated: May 31
LIVE STATISTICS: COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Unlike international media already forget amidst of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, Hong Kong anti-extradition bill riots of 2019 still continue sporadically, and it further synthesised with residential resistances against governmental decisions of setting up quarantine centres in their communities. (1)
As the result, the original destabilising regime change campaign got new momentum and partially grassroots form by politically exploiting difficulties which caused by case mismanagement and crony capitalism of SAR government of Hong Kong. Both anti-extradition riots and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic are unsolved in Hong Kong. Double blows to patriotic Chinese citizens and pro-China camp. The real weakness of pro-China camp is that it automatically linked and equalised with devastating mismanagement and crony capitalism of SAR government while the SAR government itself is a pretty complicated interest group who heavily infiltrated by pro-colonial reactionary bureaucrats.
There is still no fundamental change detected but both sides had politically important developments for future change under COVID-19 pandemic. In propaganda aspects, this COVID-19 crisis whitewashed the damages(about 15 billion HKD) caused by riots while mainstream media claiming 1,600 billion HKD economic damages on Asia-Pacific regions. （2）
Hong Kong Political Situation
Sporadic Anti-Extradition Riots + COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic + COVID-19 panic/crisis business campaigns
Status: Continued and further complicated; Fomenting shortage panic of certain necessary goods is obviously relieved on toilet paperers, rice and sanitisers on February 27, 2020 in Hong Kong when China has been successfully started curbing the epidemic in Mainland China, and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe mentioned ongoing SNS-fuelled panic on the shortage of toilet paperers in Japan. (3)(4)
This was a turning point on anti-COVID-19 operations in East Asia. Now only reasonably priced masks are lacking in Hong Kong. February 27, 2020 was a turning point because total amount of active cases drastically decreased from 43,258 (Feb.26) to 39,919 (below 40K line). It is contrary to February 11 when the total amount of active cases started exceeding 40K line (38,791). It indicates China won the war against COVID-19 in mainland China. (5)
2. Pro-China Camp: Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took initiative to build four quarantine centres (Lei Yue Mun; Penny's Bay; Sai Kung Town; Pat Heung) with mainland developers (China State Construction International Holdings Limited; CHEC) and some relatively trusted ''pro-China''developers (Li Ka-shing-related PAUL Y. ENGINEERING GROUP LIMITED; CHEUNG HING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED; New World Development owned Hip Hing Construction Co., Ltd.). (6)
It shows which Hong Kong developers Chinese government trust politically. Basically central government manly trusts its own state owned developers after the black-shirted riots of 2019. This is a wise decision to build it in short time without systematic delay possibly caused by politically suspicious Hong Kong developers. One of notorious land oligarchs, a member of Our Hong Kong Foundation, New World Development is mostly trusted by the central government among others. State owned enterprises secure political power and independence of CCP to ruling class. Luo Huining took leadership to successfully built 118 units in just only 28 days from planning to completion on February 28. (7)
It is mission impossible if let local private developers to do the same job in short term. Luo Huining's action is a political sign of successful control of epidemic, and it also reduced the dependency and immobility of state owned enterprises in Hong Kong.
3. Imperialist / Opposition / Business Camp: Vision2047 / HKGCC / Our Hong Kong Foundation
Untrustworthiness of ''pro-China'' Chambers of Commerce
Vision2047 (founded in 1987; total 63 members) is one of opposition chambers of commerce which leaked improperly obtained sound record of Carrie Lam to one of member companies of HKGCC, Reuters on September 2, 2019. (8)
It led to official abandoning of the extradition bill on September 4, 2019. (9)
Vision2047 is mainly formed by ex-colonial officers and foreign business owners, such as chairman of Link Real Estate Investment Trust, Nicholas Charles Allen; ex-chairman of HKGCC (2008-2010), Andrew Clifford Winawer Brandler; famous Shaw family member, Markus Shaw; a good friend of Tung Chee-hwa, Victor Fung Kwok-king; ex-Secretary for Financial Services of Hong Kong, Michael David Cartland; ex-assistant chief of Social Welfare Department, Rachel Cartland who is a close friend of the notorious US puppet, Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan Fang On Sang. (10)
Vision2047 supports anti extradition bill movement as part of opposition camp. They skilfully stated it with the article ''To friends of Vision 2047 Foundation, 29 July 2019'':
Why marches and demonstrations in the first place?
The first march was called to oppose the Government’s proposed amendment to our extradition law. The bill was deemed not to have been introduced with all due process and many believed the amendment exposed Hong Kong citizens, and foreign nationals here, to non-common law legal systems, which they do not trust, in particular and of greatest concern, that of the PRC. As a result of public opinion, the bill was not presented to our Legislative Council and was stated as being shelved or “suspended”. Since then, however, demands of the protesters have expanded to include the Government explicitly stating that the Extradition Bill is “withdrawn” not just suspended; retracting the classification as a riot of a protest on 12 June – such classification has sentencing implications for those arrested; unconditional release of detained protesters; an independent enquiry into police behaviour during the demonstrations and Government actions; an enquiry into the incidents of “thug” or triad involvement; and calling for the resignation of key Government figures. So far, the Government has not acknowledged any of the above demands, let alone addressed them. This has frustrated many people and the escalation of events has been attributed to this. (11)
Cited from VISION 2047 FOUNDATION
Chatham House Rule is a joke for them. Three English leakers of Vision2047 were fully trusted by Carrie Lam than anyone else in pro China camp. It proved many important facts, Carrie Lam relatively trusts business community in opposition camp, she disclosed strategically important classified information that Beijing has no plan to send PLA to Hong Kong as a solution to riots as a response to their grave concern in the July statement, both self proclaimed ''pro China'' chambers of commerce and ''opposition'' ones are interchangeable, their members are mixed with ex-colonial bureaucrats, US-UK multinational corporations and developers who politically gained titles of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The leak incident links Vision2047, HKGCC, its member Reuters, Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan Fang On Sang and Tung Chee-hwa. In fact, Our Hong Kong Foundation which is under the cover of ''pro-China''camp expanded its contributors including key figures of HKGCC, its chairman Aron Hari Harilela and Li Ka-shing's son Richard Li Tzar Kai. The most important figure is vice president of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Victor Fung Kwok-king who is also a member of Vision2047. This makes those chambers of commerce interchangeable politically as political asylum. Pragmatism of local ruling class won't fully help central government in anyway. It is always opportunistic and traitorous. (12)
Recycle of Vaccination Conspiracy Theory + COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory (Recycle of SARS Conspiracy Theory)
One of groundless conspiracy theories is a mixture of pre-existed anti-vaccination conspiracy theory and COVID-19 crisis. Although ID2020 organisation does exist in private sector, there is still no proof provided by the Global Research conspiracy theorist Peter Koenig.
Anti Vaccination cult (vaccination hesitancy)caused the revival of already extinguished disease and several death globally in 2019. The most famous news is that WHO listed anti-vax hoaxes as one of global threats in 2019. (13)
Vaccines are an effective and affordable way to prevent the spread of many diseases. In fact, it is estimated that without them, there would be an additional 2 million to 3 million deaths every year. Despite this, a sizable minority of people in several countries around the globe refuse vaccines (for themselves or their children)—or hesitate to accept them—even when they are readily available, a phenomenon known collectively as "vaccine hesitancy."This can make it a difficult task to achieve sufficient levels of coverage in a population, mitigating the effects of "herd immunity" and potentially leading to outbreaks of disease. For example, vaccine hesitancy has been identified as one potential factor contributing to the 30 percent increase in measles cases globally.
Thus, anti-vax hoax is not meant to prevent humanitarian disasters but it is meant to promote it. We even still don’t have vaccines for SARS, furthermore COVID-19 vaccines are still in preproduction. (14)
Anti-vax conspiracy theory won’t help solving the epidemic in anyway. Peter Koeing mixed anti-vax conspiracy theory against ID2020 and instant panic making business on COVID-19 based on speculations not any evidence. He stated:
We may indeed be just at the beginning of the implementation of ID2020 – which includes, forced vaccination, population reduction and total digital control of everybody – on the way to One World Order – and global financial hegemony – Full Spectrum Dominance, as the PNAC (Plan for a New American Century) likes to call it. (15)
There is still no ‘’forced vaccination’’ threat from any US puppet governments detected yet, what we witnessed is quite opposite, systematic avoidance of PCR tests for everybody while Chinese 15 min easy test kits are available, there are many pretexts to push the ‘’ID2020,’’ but no one pushes it, even we still don’t have SARS vaccines. Why don’t they apply ID2020 vaccination scheme in already existed diseases? There is no fundamental relations between COVID-19 and ID2020. It is not too late to publish such speculation when it becomes true tendency. Moreover, ID2020 is a separate issue to concern at this phase. The quest for instant benefits by big and small capitalists during COVID-19 pandemic and ID2020 vaccination scheme are logically contradicted as we still even don’t have vaccines for SARS. (16)
Fictional Novel's Dean Koontz Marketing
“Gorki-400” = “Wuhan-400”
Leigh Nichols, a pseudonym for Dean Koontz appeared on the anti Soviet novel The Eyes of Darkness in 1981. It provided a narrative for conspiracy theory that biological lab unexpectedly released the deadly virus. In fact, the virus is stolen from the lab where originally not located in Wuhan, China. That is Soviet Union, the name of virus is Gorki-400. Dean Koontz and the publishers rewrote the name of virus and location in 1988-9. The most key details don’t match the COVID-19 pandemic. It is true that his novel is an origin of conspiracy theory against China during the coronavirus epidemic however there is no inner-relations between them. It only helped book sales of his own novels by marketing ‘‘prophet Koontz’’ via SNS during COVID-19 epidemic.
What Koontz actually did was just renaming of virus and location in the original anti Soviet context. It is not any ‘‘prediction.’’
According to the fact check online by the reader,
The novel describes ‘Wuhan-400’ as follows:
1. Developed by a Chinese scientist in an RDNA laboratory outside the city of Wuhan.
2. Wuhan-400 affects only human beings. No other living creature can carry it.
3. The weapon can’t survive outside a living human body for more than a minute.
The available information about COVID-19 suggests that these predictions are not aligned with the recent outbreak.
Coronavirus is not man-made. Animals can also host the virus.
Bogus claims about COVID-19 being engineered as a biological weapon has already been debunked by multiple platforms both national and international. A statement by public health scientists published in The Lancet says, “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin. Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, as have so many other emerging pathogens.” (17)
This conspiracy theory was also denied perfectly. Book marketing like this case is a sheer proof of greedy panic marketing campaign by its publishers for instant profits.
Another research also proved this conspiracy theory totally false:
This claim is therefore partly false. Dean Koontz did write about a fictional virus called “Wuhan-400” in the 1989 re-release of his 1981 novel “The Eyes of Darkness”, but symptoms and effects of the disease do not match the official description of COVID-19. The additional page present in some claims suggesting an outbreak “around 2020” is from a different book. …“End Of Days: Predictions and prophecies about the end of the world” by by Sylvia Browne, an American author who claimed to be a psychic (see the page here). (18). It proved that this conspiracy theory is a pure fabrication which made out of two different books.
PCR Tests and Case Management (Japan and Hong Kong)
Japan (Total 1965 cases on March 26):
Japanese government clearly knows that they can get compensations from insurance companies if IOC cancels it. Thus, they won't cancel or postpone it by themselves. Both PM Shinzo Abe and Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike are hardliners who want Tokyo Olympic 2020 to be held as scheduled. For this purpose, they are curbing number of PCR tests not curbing epidemic itself. This is a general line of entire anti-Covid-19 policy of Japan from beginning.
Statistics of COVID-19 in Japan
Key words: PCR tests; triage; Chinese test kits; Tokyo Olympics 2020; Prevention Measures and Guide of Consultation
First of all, Japanese government’s prevention measures and guide of consultation on February 25 is meant to prevent number of infected people as many as possible on statistics. The strict guidelines a priori excluded suspected patients, mild symptoms, and part of sever symptoms. The guideline is below:
- You have had cold symptoms or a fever of 37.5°C or over for four days or more.
(including when you need to continue to take an antipyretic)
- You have a strong feeling of weariness (fatigue) or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
* Please also consult with the consultation centre if you are a senior citizen or have an underlying disease, and you have had the symptoms mentioned above for about two days. (19)
In practice, consultation centre is a political device to curb number of cases, thus 15,330 out of 15,484 suspected people got rejected in Tokyo; 7922 out of 8080 suspected people also rejected in Osaka. This proved that the basic guideline and consultation centres are politically meant to curb the number of PCR tests and Japan’s corona virus cases. (20)
From another aspect, we can also see the political motive behind it. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published the number of PCR tests since February 18- March 17, Japan did 14,902 tests for exact number of suspected patients at 851 medical facilities where can conduct PCR tests. It includes National Institute of Infectious Diseases, quarantine stations, local Institutes of Public Health, public health centres, test companies, universities and hospitals. They have abilities to do 7504 tests per day however there were only 203 tests on March 18. (21)
The abilities of testing per day and actual operations are not only separated but also contradicted. Shinzo Abe regime’s triage in Aichi prefecture further caused the highest mortality rate in Japan. 122 cases confirmed and 15 dead in Aichi prefecture because they are conducting triage which meant to abandon aging patients with severe symptoms, instead they relatively take patients who are possibly curable to ICUs. It shows at least they think there are serious shortage of ICUs. As the result, 15 out of 31 deaths reported from there. (22)
Japan’s chaotic case management is not limited in these issues. For instance, whereabouts of 12,500 Chinese test kits. On February 22, CCTV reported, first batch of #coronavirus test kits donated by China arrived in Japan. Mainichi news later reported those test kits were sent to National Institute of Infectious Diseases yet the minister of health, labour, and welfare, Katsunobu Kato did not answer if those Chinese test kits were actually used or not. They only qualified the effectiveness at National Institute of Infectious Diseases. (23)
Shinzo Abe is more eager to promote Japan’s self made test kit business for big Pharmaceuticals rather than more advanced Chinese test kits which can detect COVID-19 infection at fast 15mins. Abe stated on March 18, there are two kinds of easy tests developed by both KYORIN Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Eiken Chemical however it takes 40 mins to detect infection. (24)
What Japan really needs is not Tokyo Olympic 2020 but it is test expansion as perfectly mentioned by World Health Organisation head