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  • Coronavirus worse than reported

    02/16/2020 5:26:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2020 | Lew Olowski
    China’s novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has killed and infected more people than officially reported. In one day, total reported infections and deaths increased 44% and 23%, respectively...merely because “the government changed the criteria by which it tracks confirmed cases.” The official tally has been an underestimate and is still catching up to reality. About 99% of the cases have been reported in China. ...before the adjustment, circumstances suggested weeks ago that “the outbreak is spreading far beyond the official count of cases.” Many causes contribute to this undercounting. the diagnostic test for COVID-19 may be only 30-40% accurate.the diagnostic test is...
  • Coronavirus Live Thread. 2/15-2/16

    02/15/2020 3:55:21 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 577 replies
    There are currently 69,036 confirmed cases worldwide, including 1,666 fatalities.
  • First case of coronavirus confirmed in Egypt: Health ministry

    02/15/2020 5:45:29 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Ahram online ^ | 2-14-20
    The first confirmed case of the new coronavirus was detected in Egypt on Friday, a joint statement by the country's health ministry and the World Health Organization said, adding that the ill person was a foreigner, without giving further details. The person tested positive for the quick-spreading virus but had no symptoms so far, health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said, adding that he had been quarantined in a hospital. The health ministry said in a statement that it is taking all necessary preventative measures and had informed WHO upon the detection of the case. The spokesman said the case was...
  • Coronavirus Live Thread 2/14 to 2/15

    02/14/2020 4:45:21 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 320 replies
    Happy Valentines Day. There are currently 67,100 confirmed cases worldwide, including 1,526 fatalities.
  • China confirms 15,152 new coronavirus cases, 254 additional deaths

    02/13/2020 7:03:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 12 20206:59 PM ESTUpdated 2 hours ago | Weizhen Tan + Holly Ellyatt
    Key Points China said it confirmed 15,152 new cases and 254 additional deaths and that those figures include the ones reported earlier by Hubei province. China’s Hubei province reported an additional 242 deaths and 14,840 new cases as of Feb. 12. The province said it is starting to include “clinically diagnosed” cases in its figures and that 13,332 of the new cases fall under that classification. =================================================================== All times below are in Beijing time. 6:03 pm: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi warns of first-quarter smartphone hit The chief executive of smartphone maker Xiaomi said the the disruption caused by the coronavirus...
  • Is The Coronavirus A Bioweapon?

    02/09/2020 10:41:46 PM PST · by datura · 119 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 7 Feb 2020 | Steven W. Mosher
    It is no secret that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), despite being a signatory to the Biological Weapons Convention, regards the development of bioweapons as a key part of achieving military dominance. The vice-president of China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, He Fuchu, said in 2015 that biomaterials were the new “strategic commanding heights” of warfare. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general Zhang Shibo went even further in his 2017 book, “War’s New High Land,” claiming that “modern biotechnology development is gradually showing strong signs characteristic of an offensive capability,” including the potential for “specific ethnic genetic attacks.” To be perfectly...
  • Coronavirus Live Thread 2/11 to 2/12

    02/11/2020 5:11:45 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 210 replies
    There are currently 44,754 confirmed cases worldwide, including 1,112 fatalities. Last update: 11 February 2020 at 5:16 p.m. ET == Mainland China 44,276 cases 1,110 deaths 8,230 serious 4,413 recovered 21,675 suspected Region: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau 77 cases, 1 death International: 401 cases, 1 death
  • Coronavirus live updates: China's Hubei reports 14,840 new cases, 242 additional deaths

    02/12/2020 7:09:20 PM PST · by cba123 · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | Today 20 minutes ago | Weizhen Tan @WEIZENT
    Health authorities in Hubei province said Thursday that "clinically diagnosed" cases accounted for much of the increase in the "confirmed case" count, resulting in a surge in new confirmed cases for the prior day. (see 7:55 am update) The change was made so that more patients could receive the same treatment as a confirmed case would, according to a CNBC translation of the official announcement's Chinese text.
  • 'Six days to go:’ As coronavirus tears through ship, Japanese officials evacuate vulnerable passengers

    02/13/2020 5:48:27 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/13/2020 | William Feuer
    Japanese health officials are allowing the most vulnerable guests quarantined on the Diamond Princess docked just off of Yokohama to leave the cruise ship and complete their isolation on land, Carnival’s Princess Cruises said Thursday. The decision comes as the company confirmed 44 new cases of the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has named COVID-19, aboard the cruise ship. That brings the total number of confirmed cases from the ship to almost 220
  • Coronavirus Live Thread 2/12 to 2/13 (yikes)

    02/12/2020 3:50:03 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 469 replies
    14,800 new cases and 242 new deaths they changed the way they classified cases
  • COVID-19 Live Thread 2/12 to 2/13

    02/12/2020 4:22:24 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 56 replies
    This this the daily thread to discuss the “virus.” We are here to share information. Ask away. But don’t troll...please.
  • 20 Shelby Co. residents currently being monitored for Coronavirus after traveling to China

    02/12/2020 4:07:53 PM PST · by ReformedBeckite · 41 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | ?wmcactionnews5
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Twenty people in Shelby County are being monitored by the health department in the fight against coronavirus. While there are no confirmed cases of the illness in Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas, health officials are upping their prevention protocols to keep the virus from reaching the Mid-South. The Shelby County Health Department says those being monitored are Shelby County residents who reported recently traveling back from China. Right now, however, those individuals are not considered suspect or under investigation.............
  • Mislabeled sample led to release of San Diego coronavirus patient (San Diego)

    02/11/2020 7:56:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 21 replies
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — An evacuee who tested positive for the coronavirus in San Diego was mistakenly released back into quarantine because their test sample was mislabeled. Four evacuees were brought from MCAS Miramar to UC San Diego Medical Center and provided samples for testing within the last week. Three of those four samples were not labeled in compliance with the same regulations between UC San Diego Health and the CDC, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson. Because of this, when the samples were brought to the CDC in Atlanta, three of them were not immediately...
  • 39 new cases in Japan. They were found on the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship off Yokohama, raising the ship’s total to 174.

    02/11/2020 4:11:02 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 66 replies
    NHK News Web ^ | 02/11/2020 | NHK News Web
    39 new cases in Japan. They were found on the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship off Yokohama, raising the ship’s total to 174.
  • China Orders Public Transportation and Businesses to Reopen Following Coronavirus Outbreak

    02/11/2020 3:12:13 PM PST · by datura · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | Nicole Hao
    Amid worries about the economic impact of halted business activities and lockdown measures following the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Chinese authorities ordered all public transportation, except in the virus ground zero of Hubei Province, to reopen. It also asked all essential businesses, except in areas with a severe outbreak, to reopen on Feb. 11. Analysts expressed concerns that more people interacting in public and at their workplaces—especially with the virus capable of being spread during the incubation period— could spread the virus further. Chinese leader Xi Jinping has said the government would prevent large-scale layoffs caused by the virus outbreak....
  • Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked'

    02/11/2020 5:21:10 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 156 replies
    The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Prof Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University, said the overriding question was to figure out the size and shape of the iceberg. Most experts thought that each person infected would go on to transmit the virus to about 2.5...
  • American Evacuated From Wuhan Is 13th Case In US

    02/11/2020 2:07:51 PM PST · by datura · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | Zachary Stieber
    An American who was among a group that had been flown out of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, by the U.S. government became the first evacuee to test positive for the coronavirus, health officials said. The patient had arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego last week on one of the State Department flights that ferried Americans from Wuhan. The person was released from a hospital in San Diego to return to federal quarantine after initial tests indicated they weren’t infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The patient...
  • VIDEO: Chinese Authorities 'Disinfect' Wuhan With Fleets of Trucks Spraying Chemicals in the Air

    02/11/2020 10:48:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 02/10/2020 | Gabriel Keane
    Fleets of firetrucks can be seen rolling down the streets of Wuhan spraying chemicals in the air. Chinese government-owned newspaper The People’s Daily released video of the “disinfection” of the city of Wuhan featuring fire trucks and platoons of men in hazmat gear roaming the streets and spraying chemicals in the air. The People’s Daily, which is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, posted the video to Twitter. “Full-front disinfection work has started in #Wuhan, an effort to contain the spread of #coronavirus,” the tweet caption read. In the footage, fleets of fire...
  • UK coronavirus ‘super spreader’ fears he’s infected at least 11 others

    02/11/2020 8:23:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/11/2020 | Amanda Woods
    Steve Walsh is under quarantine at a London hospital after becoming infected at Singapore’s Grand Hyatt hotel during a conference for Servomex, a British gas company, the Sun reported. Walsh, 53, a businessman and local scout leader, then traveled to French ski chalet Les Contamine-Montoje with friends Bob and Catriona Saynor, according to the report. Both Bob and his 9-year-old son contracted the illness and are being treated at a French hospital. And three men and a woman — including two health care workers — who knew Walsh and are believed to have stayed at the same French resort also...
  • Coronavirus: Outspoken Chinese lawyer critical of government missing in Wuhan, family says

    02/11/2020 9:40:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 11, 2020 | By Ali Gostanian and Yuliya Talmazan
    A Chinese lawyer who had been documenting the coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan has not been seen or heard from since last week, and friends and family say they fear he may have been forcibly quarantined by the Chinese government. The lawyer, Chen Qiushi, 34, made a series of social media posts about the outbreak in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, starting on Jan. 25, several days after the city was locked down by the Chinese government to help stop the spread of the virus, which has killed over 1,000 people in China. Calling himself a...