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  • Iran Reports 3 New Cases Of Coronavirus After 2 Deaths In Same City

    02/20/2020 3:29:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Iran said on February 20 that three more people have tested positive for a new coronavirus in the holy Shi'ite city of Qom, where two people the previous day had died of the illness caused by the virus. The IRNA state news agency reported that all schools and universities, including religious Shi’ite seminaries, were closed in the holy Iranian city, located about 140 kilometers south of the capital, Tehran. Amid fears of the virus spreading, neighboring Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals after already suspending flights to Iran. The country’s Health Ministry said the same day that there were...
  • Comedian Fired From Cruise After Escaping Coronavirus Quarantine

    02/20/2020 2:44:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    An Oregon comedian who was working on the coronavirus-stricken MS Westerdam cruise — which docked in Cambodia after being turned away from five countries — says he’s been fired from future gigs after fleeing quarantine. Frank King said he escaped the hotel lockdown implemented after one of the Holland America liner passengers who disembarked tested positive for the coronavirus, news station WGXA reported. “We were stuck in the hotel from which I self-deported,” King told the outlet.
  • Texas-based company has reportedly created a coronavirus vaccine

    02/20/2020 10:33:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    A Texas-based genetic engineering company has finished developing a coronavirus vaccine, according to new reports. Scientists at Greffex Inc. — which has a corporate headquarters in Houston and a laboratory in Aurora, Colorado — completed the vaccine this week, company president and CEO John Price told the Houston Business Journal. Now the vaccine will move to animal testing by the necessary government agencies — the FDA in the US and similar regulatory bodies in China and other heavily affected countries, according to the report. For safety reasons, Greffex did not use a living or killed virus to form the vaccine,...
  • Preliminary Results From Two Clinical Trials for Coronavirus Treatments Expected in 3 Weeks

    02/20/2020 12:32:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 02/20/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    Preliminary results from two clinical trials of therapeutics for the new coronavirus that’s spreading around the world are expected in several weeks, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Feb. 20. The organization’s R&D Blueprint, a plan that allows the rapid activation of research and development activities during epidemics, has enabled the fast-tracking of two trials, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva at the organization’s headquarters on Feb. 20. “We expect preliminary results in three weeks,” Tedros said. 1) One of the trials is using lopinavir and ritonavir, two drugs typically used to...
  • The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients never show symptoms

    02/20/2020 9:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/20/2020 | Morgan McFall-Johnsen
    About 80% of novel coronavirus cases are mild, according to China's most comprehensive report about the outbreak published so far.Many patients experience only a fever or dry cough, while some never show no symptoms.The new numbers, along with the fact that 322 out of 621 confirmed cases on a quarantined cruise ship involved people who showed no symptoms, suggest that many mild cases of the new coronavirus are going unreported.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The death toll from the novel coronavirus that originated in China crossed 2,000 this week, but new research suggests that most cases of...
  • South Korea sees its first coronavirus death and Daegu city's 2.5 million people are told to stay indoors as number of cases spikes after spreading through 'cult'

    02/20/2020 6:16:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2020 | Ross Ibbetson
    South Korea has seen its first coronavirus death after Daegu city's 2.5million people were put on lock-down today after the country's cases nearly doubled to over 100. Mayor Kwon Young-jin made a televised address, urging citizens to wear masks and remain indoors while revealing his concerns that the contagion could rapidly overwhelm the city's health infrastructure. A man in his 60s from neighbouring North Gyeongsang province tested positive for the coronavirus after dying Wednesday following symptoms of pneumonia, authorities said. He was among 15 people found to be infected at a hospital in Cheongdo. The surge in cases comes after...
  • Coronavirus: Hong Kong students forced to adapt to homeschooling

    02/20/2020 5:53:18 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | February 12, 2020 | N/A
    In Hong Kong, where there's been one coronavirus fatality, schools remain closed due to a government-imposed shutdown, forcing many children to be start homeschooling themselves during the outbreak.
  • ‘She was a star’: Maryland girl dies after what was thought to be a simple case of the flu

    02/20/2020 3:48:03 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 121 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | February 19, 2020, 1:45 PM | Michelle Murillo
    After what was thought to be a simple case of the flu, 8-year-old Kinsley Sandvik died on Valentine’s Day. (Courtesy Shannon Sandvik) For one family in Calvert County, Maryland, Valentine’s Day will always be connected to heartbreak: the day when they lost their 8-year-old girl. Kinsley Sandvik had a vibrant laugh and, according to her mother, everyone was her friend. “If you met her, you fell in love with her. No one was a stranger to this child, not even the pizza man,” said mom Shannon Sandvik. “I’d say, ‘Don’t talk to strangers,’ and she’d say, ‘I’m not,’ and I’d...
  • China's Government Is Like Something Out of '1984'

    02/20/2020 3:39:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 20, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Chinese communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large. China is currently in a dangerously chaotic state. And why not, when a premodern authoritarian society leaps wildly into the brave new world of high-tech science in a single generation? The Chinese technological revolution is overseen by an Orwellian dictatorship. Predictably, the Chinese Communist Party has not developed the social, political or cultural infrastructure to ensure that its sophisticated industrial and biological research does not go rogue and become destructive to itself and to the billions of...
  • Coronavirus Live Updates: Changes to Diagnosis Criteria Result in Confusion

    02/19/2020 11:07:48 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    nytimes ^ | 2/20/2020 | nytimes
    The way China counts confirmed cases of the virus changed for the second time in a week, muddling the data, confusing scientists and resulting in a drop in new infections. RIGHT NOW : Japan said two passengers who had been aboard a quarantined cruise ship have died. Here’s what you need to know: China again alters the methodology for counting coronavirus cases, as death toll rises to 2,118. Japan records deaths of two passengers who had been aboard a quarantined cruise ship. The first coronavirus patient in the United States has recovered. Chinese banks are lowering interest rates to soften...
  • Joint Statement: Five Patients Testing Positive for Novel Coronavirus to be Transferred to Sacred Heart

    02/19/2020 9:47:15 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    Srhd ^ | 02/19/20 | Staff
    Spokane, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center to monitor and care for five individuals who have tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Providence will work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) to care for these patients while they are under isolation. The exact timeline for the patient transfer is not yet known, but it is expected to occur within the next 1-2 days. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was...
  • The Forever Coronavirus Thread. 2/19-.....

    02/19/2020 5:53:45 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 260 replies
    This will be the forever thread.
  • Epidemic Situation of New Crown Pneumonia in Hubei Province on February 19, 2020 (615 cases???)

    02/19/2020 3:51:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Health Commission of Hubei Province ^ | February 20, 2020 | Hubei Provincial Health Committee
    From 04:00 to 24:00 on February 19, 2020 , 349 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed in the province , including: 615 in Wuhan, 5 in Xiantao, 3 in Shiyan, 3 in Suizhou, 2 in Xiangyang, and Huanggang City reduction of 5 cases, Ezhou reduction of 5 cases, Enshi Prefecture reduction of 5 cases, Tianmen City reduction of 13 cases, Xiaogan City reduction of 15 cases, Huangshi City reduction of 16 cases, Yichang City reduction of 16 cases, Jingzhou City reduction of 31 cases, Xianning City reduction 66 cases, 107 cases of nuclear reduction in Jingmen City. There...
  • 10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously

    02/19/2020 1:43:23 PM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    End of the American Dream Blog ^ | February 17, 2020 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world. Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions, extremely unusual storms are confounding meteorologists, earthquake and volcanic activity are both on the rise, and five very dangerous diseases are sweeping across the globe. So far in 2020, it has just been one thing after another, and many are speculating about what could be ahead if events continue to escalate. The other day my wife mentioned that one of her friends suggested that I should put together a list of all the weird stuff that...
  • Coronavirus: China expels Wall Street Journal journalists for article it deemed racist

    02/19/2020 12:48:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/19/2020
    The article published on 3 February criticised the country's response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese foreign ministry said it had asked the newspaper to apologise several times but it had declined. The newspaper said the journalists - who had not written the opinion piece - were given five days to leave China. China's decision came a day after the US State Department tightened rules on Chinese state media organisations operating in the US, classifying them as foreign missions. It told five outlets including state-run Xinhua news agency and the China Global Television Network that they had to submit...
  • China deploys 40 incinerators to Wuhan amid fears of coronavirus death toll 'cover up'

    02/19/2020 10:46:56 AM PST · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | February 19th, 2020 | By Henry Holloway Chief Reporter
    China has reportedly deployed 40 industrial incinerators to the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak Wuhan. Chinese media reports that the furnaces have been shipped to the city amid ongoing fears the death toll is being covered up. NTD reports that the cabins are for the disposal of animal carcasses, while China Ship news reports the incinerators are for medical waste. Wuhan has been at the centre of the global epidemic which has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000. It is believed the virus spread from bats to other animals in the so-called “wet markets” in the...
  • When will the coronavirus outbreak peak?

    02/19/2020 12:36:10 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Nature ^ | 2/18/20 | David Cyranoski
    Officials want to know but predictions vary wildly, from now to after hundreds of millions of people are infected.Coronavirus infections in China continue to swell by thousands a day, prompting epidemiologists to estimate when the outbreak will peak. Some suggest the climax, when the number of new infections in a single day reaches its highest point, will happen any time now. Others say that it is months away and that the virus will infect millions — or in one estimate hundreds of millions — of people first. Public health officials want to know roughly when the peak will be —...
  • ‘I was so scared’: Infectious disease doctor’s day on Japan’s coronavirus cruise ship

    02/19/2020 11:51:16 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 13 replies
    the Star ^ | 02/19/20 | Suryatapa Bhattacharya
    TOKYO—A Kobe University doctor touched off a furor with a firsthand account of a virus-stricken cruise ship in which he accused Japan of doing a worse job protecting people than African nations and China. Kentaro Iwata, who made the allegations in widely circulated YouTube videos after spending Tuesday aboard the Diamond Princess, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that the crew should be removed as soon as possible because of the danger of catching the novel coronavirus on the ship. The charges by Dr. Iwata, an infectious disease specialist who has worked to tackle the Ebola disease and...
  • Japan's coronavirus response on cruise 'completely inadequate

    02/19/2020 11:30:50 AM PST · by DannyTN · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 19, 2020 | Nicola Smith
    Two more New Zealanders on the Diamond Princess cruise have tested positive for the covid-19 coronavirus, as one Japanese infectious disease specialist who visited the quarantined ship describes the scene there as "chaotic" and "scary". ... "Bureaucrats were in charge of everything" without a single professional infection control specialist on board, he said. ...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton argues US needs to ask questions about coronavirus origin amid criticism

    02/19/2020 10:39:51 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 10 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 2/19/2020 | LaCorte News
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Tuesday repeated remarks he has made before about the origins of the coronavirus outbreak in China saying that the U.S. has to take into consideration every possibility until it’s determined where the disease came from. Cotton’s remarks: On Sunday, Cotton initially floated the idea that the virus didn’t originate from the Wuhan market as it’s been widely reported in the media. He pointed out that the only high-level biosafety laboratory in China that deals with highly-infectious diseases is in Wuhan.