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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 · 2 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 Shiíite 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 countryís Health Ministry said the same day that there were...
  • 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 · 242 replies
    This will be the forever thread.
  • Some students say colleges not doing enough to combat coronavirus-fueled racism

    02/19/2020 12:00:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 8, 2020 | By Julian Shen-Berro
    A social media post spread through the Barnard College and Columbia University campuses on Manhattan's Upper West Side, quickly garnering hundreds of comments and shares earlier this month. In it, a Chinese student at Barnard who had self-quarantined herself as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak was warned by a college official not to leave her dorm room. The student, Sylvia Su, had received an email from a deputy dean at the college, Natalie Friedman, asking why she had not been present when a meal was delivered to her room, warning that "a conduct charge" may be warranted. Su posted...
  • 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...
  • 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 ó or in one estimate hundreds of millions ó of people first. Public health officials want to know roughly when the peak will be ó...
  • 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 ďwet marketsĒ in the...
  • ĎI was so scaredí: Infectious disease doctorís day on Japanís coronavirus cruise ship

    02/19/2020 11:51:16 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 13 replies
    the Star ^ | 02/19/20 | Suryatapa Bhattacharya
    TOKYOóA 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. ...
  • ĎI Was So Scaredí: Infectious Disease Doctorís Day on Japanís Coronavirus Cruise Ship

    02/19/2020 9:39:04 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 29 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02/19/2020 | Suryatapa Bhattacharya
    A Kobe University doctor touched off a furor with a firsthand account of a virus-stricken cruise ship in which he said the protections against infection were so weak he was scared he would get sick himself. 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.
  • Coronavirus: Iran reports two suspected fatal cases at Qom hospital

    02/19/2020 10:33:24 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-19-20
    <p>Spokesman Kianush Jahanpour tweeted that they died due to their "old age and deficient immune systems" while being treated in hospital in Qom.</p> <p>Deputy Health Minister Qasem Janbabaei told the Young Journalists' Club (YJC) that they were both Iranian nationals.</p>
  • Weaponized Communism: From Wuhan to Las Vegas

    02/19/2020 7:08:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-19-20 | MOTUS
    Anyone else wonder why the Wuhan Flu, briefly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, is now referred to as COVID-19? Apparently it has to do with political correctness. The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agencyís headquarters in Geneva.ďHaving a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,Ē Tedros told reportersÖTedros said the agency wanted to avoid stigmatizing a country or particular group, so it chose a name that did not refer...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton stands by startling theory on coronavirus origins: 'We need to be open to all possibilities'

    02/19/2020 5:17:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. stood by his earlier suggestion that the deadly coronavirus may have originated in a high-security biochemical lab in Wuhan, China, telling "The Story" Tuesday that we "need to be open to all possibilities" in exploring the origins of the outbreak that has sickened more than 75,000 people around the world. When host Martha MacCallum pressed the Senator on his startling and unverified claim, Cotton cited a study published by Chinese scientists in The Lancet, which he called a "respected international science journal." "I'm suggesting we need to be open to all possibilities and we need to...
  • Corona Virus Liveómostly Thread. 2/18-2/19

    02/18/2020 3:02:47 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 358 replies
    Continuation of the thread. New numbers out... There are currently 75,129 confirmed cases worldwide, including 2,007 fatalities. China: TOTAL 74,130 2,002 12,017 serious 13,818 recovered 6,242 suspected Everywhere else: 999 cases, 5 deaths, 39 serious/critical
  • BREAKING: Russia bans Chinese citizens from entering the country due to coronavirus - Interfax

    02/18/2020 11:46:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    BNO News ^ | 2-17-2020 | BNO News
    BREAKING: Russia bans Chinese citizens from entering the country due to coronavirus - Interfax
  • 180 coronavirus evacuees released from Travis Air Force Base after quarantine

    02/18/2020 1:29:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 18, 2020 | By Alexandria Hein
    fficials said 180 coronavirus evacuees who were flown to Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, Calif., earlier this month were released on Tuesday following the completion of their 14-day quarantine. The evacuees, who arrived from Wuhan, China, have ďbeen medically cleared,Ē and ďpose no health riskĒ to the surrounding community, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Their release comes on the same day that another group that was being housed at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego was sent home. The two groups had arrived to the U.S. on State Department-chartered flights from Wuhan,...
  • Deadly coronavirus 'kills 15 PER CENT of patients over 80' and the never-before-seen strain is 'up to 20 TIMES more infectious than SARS'

    02/18/2020 11:43:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    The deadly coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world kills up to 15 per cent of patients over the age of 80, scientists have revealed. Chinese health officials carried out the biggest ever study on the never-before-seen strain of the virus, using data from 72,000 cases. Results showed the SARS-CoV-2 virus posed the greatest threat to older patients and those with underlying conditions, such as cancer. Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention researchers also found 80.9 per cent of infections are mild. Less than five per cent are critical. A separate group of virologists studying the coronavirus have also claimed it...
  • Japanese Infection Control Specialist reports on visit to quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise ship (video)

    02/18/2020 8:27:21 AM PST · by wtd · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 18,2020 | George Best
    Over twelve minute long video report by Prof. Kentaro Iwata of the Division of Infectious Disease Therapeutics, Kobe University who visited Diamond Princess cruise ship. Diamond Princess is COVID-19 mill. How I got in the ship and was removed... @YouTube „Āē„āď„Āč„āČ Diamond Princess has completely inadequate infection control, and there is no professional ID person in charge. Diamond Princess has completely inadequate infection control, and there is no professional ID person in charge. Passengers, crews, health care professionals... Youtube link
  • WHO Official Explains Why Coronavirus Hasnít Been Called a Pandemic

    02/17/2020 4:36:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 17, 2020 Updated: February 17, 2020 | Jack Phillips
    Dr. Michael Ryan, a top World Health Organization†(WHO) official, revealed why the organization is not classifying the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic.ďI think we need to be extremely cautious in using the term Ďpandemic.í We had lots of controversies during the H1N1 situation, around when it was pandemic and when it wasnít pandemic, and I think we need to be careful,Ē he said, referring to the swine flu virus. A pandemic, Ryan suggested, would have to entail ďefficient community transmission outside of China,Ē where COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus, is believed to have originated.†He is the executive director of...
  • Virus Kills Chinese Film Director and Family in Wuhan

    02/17/2020 9:13:23 PM PST · by terart · 145 replies
    Variety ^ | Feb 17, 2020 | Vivienne Chow
    A Chinese film director and his entire family have died from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Chang Kai, a film director and an external communications officer at a Hubei Film Studio subsidiary, died in hospital on Feb. 14 from the virus now called COVID-19, according to a statement from the studio. He was 55. But Changís death was not the first in his familyóthe Chinese media reported that Changís father and mother were infected and died one after the other. Chang and his sister, who looked after their parents at home, were both infected with...