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I am skeptical that these measures will be sufficient.

Given that this virus appears to be contagious before it produces any symptoms of illness means it will be almost impossible to contain.
Which even some of the health professionals don't seem to "get" - see this story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51337400 where it says:
The university's vice-chancellor said the risk of the infection being passed on to other people on campus was low.


Public Health England (PHE) said it was making "good progress" in tracing people who have come into close contact with the two Chinese nationals.
How can they be making "good progress" tracing people who have come into close contact when we don't know their names and haven't seen photographs of them? It seems the authorities are relying on the two infected people to remember exactly where and when they have been since returning from China :banghead:
 
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Yay? huh what yet again how?

https://www.motor1.com/news/396279/vw-tdi-emissions-cleaner/

VW Shows Why Its Diesel Engines Are Now Cleaner Than Ever



VW's TDI is back!

Are you ready to give Volkswagen's TDI Diesel engines another shot? Volkswagen hopes so because they have a new TDI engine, which they claim is cleaner than ever. Thanks to an innovative new system of catalytic converters and ammonia injection VW is offering its cleanest diesel yet.
After VW’s diesel emissions cheating scandal dubbed dieselgate, many speculated VW would give up on the diesel engine altogether. Although VW has put a great deal of its financial might behind the development of electric vehicles. VW plans to build gasoline and diesel-powered cars alongside their electrified offerings for years to come.
Gallery: VW Shows Why Its Diesel Engines Are Now Cleaner Than Ever



VW recently introduced the all-new EA 288 EVO diesel engine to debut their new Twin-Dosing Technology. To explain this new system, VW created an animated video that shows this new system in action. The EA 288 EVO uses a sophisticated system that features two catalytic converters each with their own Ammonia injection system Ammonia is needed to reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions which were the main culprit behind the dieselgate scandal.
According to VW, the new Twin-Dosing system reduces NOx emissions by over 80 percent leading to a much cleaner engine. VW goes on to explain this system in their press release, “A metering module injects the substance into the exhaust gas upstream of the relevant SCR catalytic converter as AdBlue. Here, the solution evaporates and the reducing agent (urea) is broken down, combining with steam to form ammonia. In the catalytic converter, the ammonia then reacts with the nitrogen oxides on a special coating to form water and harmless nitrogen.”


VW believes the new EA 288 EVO engine will give customers all of the benefits that made the past TDI engines so great without the damaging emissions, “ Markus Köhne, Head of Diesel Engine Development at Volkswagen, explains: “the innovative twin dosing technology we have developed means that our diesel engines are significantly below current limits and are in fact also well below the future limits required under the Euro 6d emissions standard in many measurements conducted by independent institutes. Our diesel engines are therefore not only extremely efficient, powerful and generate a high torque – they also contribute to a cleaner environment. We are extremely proud of this.”



Are you ready to give VW’s TDI engines another chance?

 
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/new-s...sease-will-double-in-size-in-less-than-a-week

New science model finds coronavirus numbers are significantly too low, doubles in under a week

The official numbers for those infected with coronavirus — more than 14,000 worldwide as of Feb. 1 — is significantly too low, according to a medical research paper published Friday.
The shocking results of the study, which was performed by experts at the University of Hong Kong, found that as of Jan. 25, more than 75,000 people in Wuhan had likely already contracted the disease, a number nearly 100 times greater than what the official record stated. At the time, there were just 761 reported confirmations of the disease in the Wuhan area.
Even more alarming is the fact that the disease doubles in the number of infections every 6.4 days, the experts found.
That means, if the scientists are correct, more than 150,000 people living in and around Wuhan are infected with the disease.
What that means for the rest of the world is uncertain. However, given the lengthy incubation period, and the fact that the disease has already undergone genetic mutations, the official numbers likely do not reflect the actual number of people infected with coronavirus.
According to Business Insider, the study accounted for the lockdown on Wuhan and the surrounding cities. Unfortunately, they concluded the effects of the travel ban would be "negligible."
The study was published Friday in The Lancet.
However, the study was not the first to suggest the actual number of infected is significantly too low.
The Imperial College London found in an analysis several weeks ago that the number of infected, as reported by the Chinese government, was too low — by a factor of 35.
On Saturday, the 8th person was diagnosed with coronavirus in the U.S. So far, more than 300 people have officially died from the disease, all in China.

 

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DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM)
GM announced today that it would wind down sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand and retire the Holden brand by 2021

Confirmed by a more palatable set-of-words from the Australian Holden webpage:
https://www.holden.com.au/

Despite billions of tax payer's dollars given to GM to support the Holden badge on cars traveling our roads -the clear message from GM head office is "adios-amoebas"

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