Rise in sulfur dioxide could be sign of mass cremations in Wuhan

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  1. themickey


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    Rise in sulfur dioxide could be sign of mass cremations in Wuhan

    Windy map shows spike in SO2 emissions from Wuhan, possibly signaling increased cremations

    By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
    2020/02/10 12:23
    Sulfur dioxide concentrations in Wuhan. (Windy.com screenshot)


    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Data from Windy.com on Sunday (Feb. 9) showed heightened levels of sulfur dioxide around Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), causing some to speculate that it is a sign of mass cremations of victims of the deadly disease.

    On Sunday, images of Windy.com maps started to appear on social media, showing an alarmingly high level of sulfur dioxide being released, with no other city in China showing similar concentrations with the exception of Chongqing. Over the past few weeks, the death toll from the Wuhan virus has continued to mount, and as the true numbers appear to be suppressed, there have been accounts and anecdotal evidence of disproportionate use of crematoria in Wuhan.

    Intelewave on Sunday shared an image on Twitter showing sulfur dioxide levels soaring to 1700ug/m^3 on a map of Wuhan on Windy.com, far above the danger level of 80ug/m^3. Intelewave listed a few possible explanations for this increase in emissions, with the first being a power plant.

    Data from https://t.co/oDMad8pquE shows a massive release of sulfur dioxide gas from the outskirts of Wuhan, commonly associated with the burning of organic matters. Levels are elevated, even compared with the rest of China. pic.twitter.com/XgBfJd7dDS

    — INTELWAVE (@inteldotwav) February 8, 2020
    However, none of China's numerous other power plants were seen emitting such large numbers that day. The second possibility proposed was the burning of refuse and animal carcasses, but the author questioned why such burning would be taking place as opposed to the standard practice of burying garbage.

    Hmm. pic.twitter.com/LJIgIqItlZ

    — INTELWAVE (@inteldotwav) February 8, 2020
    The third possibility proposed was that: "Dead bodies are being burned on the outskirts of the city, the death numbers are way higher than the CCP is letting on about, and things are really, really bad." One netizen even calculated that it would take the burning of 14,000 bodies to reach such a high level of SO2.

    This is from 4chins so take this with a grain of salt, but one poster extrapolated from the SO2 release data and estimated 14,000 bodies would have to be burnt to reach this level of emissions. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/mM5kbcxWEM

    — INTELWAVE (@inteldotwav) February 8, 2020
    According to the Department of Public Health of the U.S. state of Georgia, crematories release a wide variety of chemicals besides SO2, such as "mercury, dioxin, hydrochloric acid, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and dioxins." Twitter user Vet Watching pointed out that the elevated SO2 levels could also be explained by the burning of tons of contaminated medical waste.

    Environmental scientist Dr. Jorge Emmanuel was cited by Health Care Without Harm as saying that the burning of medical supplies releases a number of pollutants, including "fly ash; heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium, copper, mercury and lead; acid gases such as hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, sulfur dioxides, and nitrogen oxides; carbon monoxide; and organic compounds. "
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  2. themickey


    Factories all closed but polution in Wuhan skyrocketing.
    There are credible estimates of 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, with 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan alone, not 900 as mentioned.
  3. Overnight


    It could also just be that a large fireworks factory caught fire. Anyone think of that?
  4. Here4money


    or loosened coal regulations in time of need.

    Honestly though, how much sulfur is in a human body to link it to "the burning of organic matter"? Sound a bit fake newsy.
  5. easymon1


    Mr Themickey,

    Couldn't find any reports in that order of magnitude online in the usa using a non-google search engine as of 2020 0211 0220 eastern time.

    Combined with the gestation period of what, 14 days? somebody's gonna have some splainin' to do if this is the case, cause it's gone parabolic bigtime with a huge reservoir of latent cases. Eat your Wheaties. Log phase.

    Do your sources mention whether this an equal opportunity pathogen as opposed to putting particular genetic backgrounds at higher risk than others?

    Where do you get this info? Thx

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020
  6. themickey


    Dated Feb 9th 2020
  7. Someone was weaponizing a virus and it got out...no way some shit from bats that was already out there suddenly exploded into an epidemic so fast... this is 28 Days Later type of shit..

    No wonder chinese government is acting like this...busted.
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  9. themickey


    China Coronavirus Cases Surge Almost 15,000 After Data Revision
    Bloomberg News
    February 13, 2020, 8:15 AM GMT+8 Updated on February 13, 2020, 11:04 AM GMT+8
    • New category of “cases confirmed by clinical diagnosis” added
    • Spike likely to intensify public anger over delayed response
    Doctors at the Fangcang hospital in Wuhan, Feb. 12.

    Photographer: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

    Coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak surged by 45% to nearly 50,000, after authorities added a new group of patients diagnosed by a different method, raising questions over the true scale of a crisis that appeared in recent days to be coming under control.

    The change will raise the number of those infected globally by a third to almost 60,000, dashing hope that the epidemic was showing signs of easing.
  10. themickey


    China has needed to 'revise their methods', as the alternative is - caught out by their lies.