Thursday, February 13, 2020

US Military Prepping For Coronavirus Pandemic

From Military Times:

"The Navy and Marine Corps messages, issued Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, reference an executive order directing U.S. Northern Command to implement the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13."

4 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

pray for the best!

Aesop said...

The Threat-Con level has been raised from "Fret" to "Worry".

ASM826 said...

I think they are playing for time, keep the full blow from hitting us for months if possible, to try to develop a response. It looks like a bio-weapon got loose, very high transmission, death rates still to be determined.

Will said...

ASM826:
The Wuhan crematory is maxed at 600 bodies/day. China is building an additional one with multi-k/day capacity, that they expect to be online any day now. All bodies must be burned, no burials allowed.

They never reacted like this with any other virus. Seems to support the scenario of loss of containment of a manufactured virus in that local research lab.

I've seen a web report that a case outside of china has been tested to show virus DNA that includes HIV and SARS, but no confirmation that I'm aware of. Scuttlebut was that Canadian researchers allowed? some chinese to abscond with bioweapon samples from their lab a few years ago, which went directly to the Wuhan lab.

If it turns out to be a lab weapon, I suspect that at some point china will regret not just nuking the city themselves when it first got loose. Bright idea to build that lab inside a city. I hope we haven't been that stupid, or anyone else, for that matter.