Skip to comments.Coronavirus Spreads in the Middle East as 5 New Countries Report Cases
Posted on 02/24/2020 8:06:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Oman, and Iraq reported their first coronavirus cases on Monday, all involving people who had been in Iran.
Bahrain confirmed a single case, a citizen who arrived from Iran via Dubai, the health ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. The patient was identified as a school bus driver and had worked Sunday, dropping off children at two schools.
All family members and individuals who have been in contact with the patient were contacted and tested to ensure they are free of the virus, as well as being placed under supervision for 14 days at a designated quarantine center for suspected cases, the agency said.
The health agency said that families of the students who took the bus have been tested for COVID-19, according to the agency. Schools and kindergartens will be closed down for two weeks on the island nation.
Afghanistan confirmed its first case of the virus in Herat Province and declared a state of emergency in an area bordering Iran.
I ask people to try to stay at home and restrict their movements, Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz told media outlets about the situation in Herat. Three suspected patients returned from Iran to the province, said the countrys ministry of health, and the confirmed patient had returned from Qom, which is the home to the majority of Irans cases.
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Unfortunately, the Hijj doesnt start until the end of July this year.
Yeah - because none of those people going to the Hijj [sic] would be coming back to the US - as in all 50 states. /sarcasm.
How about Africa? Central and South America? Is Corona Virus less effective in warmer climates?
The stock market is beginning a decline, as predicted.
The economy cannot be far behind. The economy of course is the strongest argument for his reelection.
The president must now be seen to be getting ahead of this virus. He probably needs to make a serious address to the nation in which he soberly assesses the contagion, outlines the steps he has taken, outlines the steps he is now undertaking to protect the people.
Of course he must walk a very fine line between talking to the people straight and avoiding panic.
As I said in my initial post, the Democrats will attempt to hang this around the president neck as Trump's Hurricane Katrina. He must be seen to be getting ahead of the problem both as a health problem and as an economic problem.
so when do we shut Down the airports in the US
“because none of those people going to the Hijj [sic] would be coming back to the US - as in all 50 states.”
Given that this disease is in Iran, accidentally or no, it is now a terrorist weapon.
They WILL intentionally infect people and send them to the USA, Europe, and Israel.
There are plenty of wanna-be suicide bombers in the ME, and this is the perfect weapon.
All the CDC, WHO, etc efforts assume good-faith, rational, actors. That’s not the ME.
Oh, I’m sure they’ll be fine with their highly advanced cultures.
...of Biblical proportions.Bring Out Your Dead
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.
The forces driving globalization are unstoppable.
The flights should have been stopped a month ago.
If President Trump had ordered that, he would have been removed from office on February 5.
Only a military government could do what must be done. And that's not going to happen.
As usual you are spot on but that does not mean no steps can be taken and it certainly does not mean that he should not address the country.
RE: How about Africa? Central and South America? I
Still no known cases in South America.
1 North African case — IN EGYPT.
I wonder how this development will affect Mecca and the Muslim world at large during the Hajj Pilgrimage ...
Thats over a MILLION PEOPLE right there who could be potentially infected (many of them from Europe and the USA).
What makes you think the Iranians weren’t working on this with the Chinese. And the Iranians or at least the mullahs and their followers, are believers in end times and this could be part of that.
Totally agree wrt the terrorism angle.
Also rumored that Iran got ‘eaten up with it’ early on because of the back and forth between there and China helping develop nuclear weapons.
If true, means their nuclear scientists might be pining for the fjords. So there might be an upside here.
Buh bye Africa.
This virus is on a head-on collision coarse with the US election season and I don't see anything that can be done to stop it. It's looking more and more like a planned event designed to destroy the United States by first destroying China and it's role to provide most of our medicines, then to Iran to polish it's effect on an election, then to the financial heart of Italy to further weaken the global economy. The news media and the Democrats will take full advantage of these events to stoke panic and fear to further kill off economic activity.
If Trump wants to get ahead of this, he needs to place the blame squarely where it belongs, the globalist and their NWO, then announce that he is hunting all of them down until every last one of them is dead. This is where we find ourselves.
He does not need to find villains, the president of the United States in his role needs, yes, to fully layout the danger, indeed, he must not sugarcoat the degree of risk but he must also offer reasonable grounds for victory and hope.
There is “major concern” about one or more than one African countries that has not been announced yet.
Their prosperity, which is based on non-repayable debt, cannot be saved.
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