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  • CDC Split With China on Coronavirus Spread as Possible U.S. Cases Hit 110

    01/27/2020 2:57:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | January 27th, 2020 | Olivia Messer
    As authorities in China scrambled to handle a coronavirus that has killed at least 81 people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday described a surging potential crisis even as they pushed back on the latest thinking from Beijing about just how easily it spreads. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters that the number of confirmed cases stateside had reached five—and that there had been a total of 110 “persons under investigation” for the virus in 26 states over the past week. Thirty-two of those people tested...
  • Hong Kong Medical Experts Call For ‘Draconian’ Measures In City As Research Estimates There Are Already 44,000 Cases In Wuhan

    01/27/2020 12:18:07 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 01/27/20 | Victor Ting
    Hong Kong infectious disease experts are urging the government to take “draconian” measures against the spread of the deadly new coronavirus from the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan, citing research estimating that 44,000 patients could be infected there – far higher than official figures. University of Hong Kong academics on Monday estimated that the number of patients in Wuhan had reached 43,590 by Saturday, including those in the incubation stage of the virus, which causes pneumonia. Mainland authorities have put the number of confirmed cases across the country at about 2,800 as of Monday, with the death toll at 82....
  • Xi: Rely on people to win battle against epidemic

    01/27/2020 8:54:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | January 27, 2020
    BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- China must rely on the people to win the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic, President Xi Jinping said Monday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in an instruction to Party organizations, members and officials, asking them to unite the people in resolutely implementing the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee. Xi stressed keeping in mind the people's interests are the highest priority in the current arduous battle of prevention and control against the outbreak of...
  • First pictures of China's killer coronavirus: Microscopic images show the deadly new virus extracted from patients in Wuhan

    01/27/2020 8:15:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2020 | Tracy You, Stephen Matthews, and Sam Blanchard
    The Chinese authorities have released first pictures of a new strain of coronavirus which has killed at least 81 people and infected more than 2,800. China's National Microbiology Data Center published electron microscopic images of the novel coronavirus extracted from two patients in Wuhan, the ground zero of the outbreak of the deadly virus. Wuhan's mayor Zhou Xianwang today revealed that the city was seeing human-to-human transmission of the disease 'on a large scale'.
  • What's up (mostly down) with the stock market!

    01/27/2020 6:51:35 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 39 replies
    Market Insider ^ | today | Fightin Kentuckian
    This website, which has been reliable, is showing the stock market down by 5000, then 2000, then 400 then 4000. It's crazy. Is the stock market going crazy or is it the website? Does anyone know whats causing this?
  • Wuhan mayor says willing to resign if it helps contain virus

    01/27/2020 6:57:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2020
    The mayor of the Chinese city where a deadly virus broke out says he would be willing to resign if it helps the government contain its spread. Mayor Zhou Xianwang told state broadcaster CCTV that both he and Wuhan’s Communist Party secretary are willing to take responsibility for closing off the city, including being removed from office. As the virus spread through China and overseas, transportation links to the city were cut last week to prevent more people from leaving. Zhou also responded to allegations that the city was slow to disclose information in the early days of the outbreak,...
  • The following thread regards how we should be planning for the possibility that nCoV cannot be contained (Tweets from J. Hopkins Director)

    01/26/2020 8:05:50 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 183 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 26, 2020 | Tom Inglesby
    Containment of nCoV is, and should be, the highest priority in China. This requires gov, health care/PH system & the public to work together to ID those w/ sx, get them tested rapidly, get them isolated (home or hospital), provide good med care while keeping HCWs protected. (2/x)The global community should be doing all it can to be helping China w/ the terrible set of challenges it is facing in its effort to contain nCoV. It is not only the right thing to do for China, but it is critical in trying to help prevent global spread. (3/x)We don’t know...
  • Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

    01/27/2020 4:14:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2020 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO -- Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that’s the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at steps being taken: CHINA: The government cut transportation links to and from the city of Wuhan on Jan. 22 and has since expanded those controls to several nearby cities. JAPAN: Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said 560 Japanese citizens are confirmed in Hubei and chartered evacuation flights are being prepared to leave “ as soon as possible....
  • Virus scare: 600 Chinese from Wuhan must leave PH by Jan. 27 (Philippines)

    01/26/2020 9:44:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    Inquirer ^ | 1-27-2020 | Kridia Subingsubing
    Aviation authorities on Friday said over 600 Chinese tourists who had entered the country on separate flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan must return home as scheduled in their package tours, giving them no time to extend their stay or to visit other parts of the Philippines. The unprecedented move to send home such a large number of tourists as soon as possible was approved by Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade on Thursday as the government tightened measures to isolate the country from the potentially deadly novel coronavirus that health experts said had originated in Wuhan.
  • Just how bad is the new coronavirus in China and in America?

    01/26/2020 9:01:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Here’s what we know – or think we know – about the new coronavirus: China has claimed that, in Wuhan, which is Ground Zero for the virus, 1,975 people have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 324 in critical condition, and that 56 people have died. In addition, there are 2,684 suspected cases. The virus is a relative of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (or SARS), another coronavirus virus that hit in 2002. Experts are currently saying that the new virus is not as severe as the 2002 outbreak, although it may be more contagious. So far, that’s not too bad....
  • China coronavirus: Wuhan residents describe ‘doomsday’ scenes as patients overwhelm hospitals

    01/26/2020 12:25:43 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 91 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 7:00am, 25 Jan, 2020 Updated: 9:02am, 25 Jan, 2020 | Mimi Lau
    Hundreds of patients in Wuhan who have yet to be confirmed as carrying the new strain of coronavirus are becoming increasingly desperate as the city struggles to cope with the numbers reporting pneumonia symptoms. One 36-year-old, speaking by phone outside a major hospital in the city, said she had spent the past week taking her sick husband from hospital to hospital in a vain attempt to get him tested for the virus, which has already killed 41 people and infected hundreds more. “I have nothing. No protective clothing, only a raincoat, and I am standing outside the hospital in the...
  • Is Beijing suppressing the true scale of infections? Nurse treating coronavirus sufferers in China claims 90,000 people have already been infected

    01/26/2020 7:21:05 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 17:13 EST, 25 January 2020 | Updated: 22:59 EST, 25 January 2020 | Jonathan Bucks For The Mail On Sunday and Megan Sheets and Ryan Fahey and Ariel Zilber
    A nurse wearing a protective suit and face mask treating the sick in Wuhan has claimed that 90,000 people have already been infected by the coronavirus in China – far more than the figure of just 1,975 issued by government officials. Her warning from the heart of the outbreak emerged as the Chinese government faced accusations of censoring criticism of its handling of the disease in order to play down the crisis. The outbreak of the new virus originated in China, where it has infected more than 1,970 people and killed 56, and has spread worldwide. Speaking in video footage...
  • First case of coronavirus in Canada identified at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital, province says

    01/26/2020 1:13:04 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 21 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 | Marco Chown Oved
    The first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in Canada has been identified at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health said Saturday. A 50-year-old man, who returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, on Wednesday, called 911 the next day and was taken by ambulance to Sunnybrook with a fever and cough. Tests came back positive for coronavirus on Saturday and the man is now being treated in isolation in a “negative pressure” room at the hospital.
  • Coronavirus live thread 1-26

    01/25/2020 3:58:02 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 680 replies
    Steve Lookner about to go live for updates There are currently 1,764 confirmed cases worldwide, including 54 fatalities.
  • Coronavirus: Victims could pose minor risk after death, NHS staff warned

    01/26/2020 5:27:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | January 26, 2020
    NHS staff have been warned that victims of the coronavirus could continue to pose a minor risk even after death. Doctors and nurses have been given detailed advice on how to handle suspected cases by Public Health England. The document warns: * New coronavirus patients should be left in closed rooms and not examined * Staff who meet suspected victims should wear full-face visors * Bodies should not be placed on beds because such movement could expel infected air from the lungs * Body bags and full personal protective equipment should be used by NHS staff * Controlling the disease...
  • Commentary: China firm to win anti-virus battle at all cost

    01/26/2020 5:16:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Xinhua "News" ^ | January 26, 2020 | Editorial
    BEIJING -- China has fortified a nationwide defense against novel coronavirus, as the battle was fought when the Chinese people should have been immersed in the festivity of family union and happy gathering. Numbers on cases of infection and death tolls are updated daily. Wuhan, a megacity at the epicenter of the epidemic in central China's Hubei province, has suffered the most. As the virus continues to spread throughout the country at an alarming rate, the whole nation is racing against time to counter the effects of the virus on people's lives. Life is of paramount importance. This has been...
  • China virus ability to spread getting stronger

    01/26/2020 3:15:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 26, 2020 | by Yilei Sun, David Stanway
    SHANGHAI - The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease. National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei, speaking at a press briefing, said knowledge of the virus was limited. Ma said the incubation period for the coronavirus can range from one to 14 days, and that the virus is infectious during incubation, which was not the case with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a coronavirus that originated in China and killed...
  • Experts Warn — A Global Pandemic of a Flu-like Virus Could Kill 900 Million People if it Started to Spread

    01/25/2020 9:24:58 PM PST · by davikkm · 83 replies
    IWB ^ | Amy.S
    Scientists simulated an outbreak of a deadly virus which spreads like the flu Researchers say experts could not make a vaccine fast enough to save millions The made-up virus killed 150 million people in 20 months in the scenario Experts warn the world is not prepared to deal with an inevitable outbreak The National Health Commission of China said authorities were also examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus that first emerged in central city of Wuhan. A global pandemic of a flu-like virus could kill nearly a billion people if it started to spread tomorrow, scientist have warned. Experts...
  • Report: Protective Masks Are Useless – Coronavirus Also Spreads Through The EYES

    01/25/2020 8:53:49 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 153 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 01.25.2020 | Natalie D.
    As infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists race to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus centered on Wuhan, China, they’re getting back up that’s been possible only since the explosion in genetic technologies: a deep-dive into the DNA of the virus known as 2019-nCoV. Analyses of the viral genome are already providing clues to the origins of the outbreak and even possible ways to treat the infection, a need that is becoming more urgent by the day: Early on Saturday in China, health officials reported 15 new fatalities in a single day, bringing the death toll to 41. There are...
  • Just A Coincidence? A U.S. Patent For ‘An Attenuated Coronavirus’ Was Filed In 2015 And Granted In 2018

    01/25/2020 5:25:00 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    eotad ^ | 1/23/2020 | Michael Snyder
    We are being told that the coronavirus outbreak which is currently escalating at an exponential rate probably started with a snake. Perhaps that is true, but a lot of researchers are now pointing out some really odd “coincidences” regarding this outbreak. For example, China’s very first biosafety-level-4 lab is located just 20 miles away from where this outbreak supposedly originated. And a news report about this lab from a few years ago specifically stated that it would be “studying the pathogen that causes SARS”. Of course SARS was caused by a coronavirus, and now a “new coronavirus” has been unleashed...