Skip to comments.'We can't stop': Funeral worker says Wuhan cremating ‘at least 100’ bodies a day amid coronavirus outbreak
Posted on 02/05/2020 11:04:58 AM PST by Red Badger
A crematorium worker in Wuhan, China, confirmed that officials are working at an alarming pace to burn the bodies of the deceased in the city amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"We need to pick up bodies when they call us. Every day, we need at least 100 body bags," a crematorium worker named Mr. Yun told the Epoch Times. We cant stop because we cant leave the bodies outside for a long time."
Wuhan officials were accused of cremating the dead in secret last week, and Mr. Yun claimed the rumors are true as China adopts "draconian measures" to treat the outbreak.
Dramatic videos from Wuhan posted to social media apps this week show scenes of sorrow and panic as medical officials and police allegedly chase infected people through the streets and force patients, against their will, into ambulances headed to the hospitals. Other videos show officials spraying what is believed to be disinfectant spray from cement trucks onto deserted streets.
China has turned sports halls and exhibition centers in Wuhan into 11 temporary hospitals to treat the epidemic that has killed almost 500 people although figures from the Chinese government have been contested by Western outlets.
Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has called for a travel ban to China and noted that the "only biosafety level four super laboratory that works with the world's most deadly pathogens" is located in Wuhan.
Three airplanes have returned U.S. citizens from China in the past week, and one of the children aboard the first flight is being monitored for coronavirus after developing a fever.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
One would think the UN truth-seekers are there to get the facts, and alert other countries of risks. Right?
“the epidemic that has killed almost 500 people”
That’s in a city that has something like 11 million people in its metropolitan area. That doesn’t seem all that serious, but they seem to be acting like it’s a lot bigger. Per capita, Chicago has probably had that many gang murders over the past few weeks.
Our policy should probably be to assume a really bad scenario, since the Chinese probably don’t even have the truth.
Based on the tencent leak, the current death rate is <13.7% ...
any numbers comin out of Communist China is pure propaganda, and our corrupt media continues to accept them as gospel.
The number of dead is in the thousands...
How do they know the output of the crematoriums through the smokestacks isn’t spreading stuff airborne?
It takes a pretty tepid flame to turn a body into ash. Its between 1400 and 1800 degrees (f).
If the virus survives that, then we should just stop trying to prevent it.
See my #10.
Crematoriums burn up the body at temps over 1,400 degrees F.
I am 99% confident that ought to do the trick. Ha Ha.; Unless this thing can live on the sun.
WE MUST NUKE IT FROM ORBIT TO BE SURE.......................
I should have put a smiley face on the post. Lol.
Betting that worker being interviewed is now in a re-education camp if not worse
They only want the truth if it makes the US look bad. They wont dare mess with China
Out of the 500 bodies they claim to have smoked, that means 5 of them are now aersolized! Everyone hold your breathe!
The truth is no virus can survive fire as fire is simply too destructive. Viruses are really just genetic code and anything that destroys tissue as effectively as fire will render the code quite inoperative.
He probably had a tragic crematory ‘accident’......................
So if the one nurse who claimed there were 900,000 cases in China, that would be about 100,000 dead. Scarey!
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