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Postby sudeepj » 27 Feb 2020 10:38

ramana wrote:AmberG Thanks for the statistics. Pukka right?

Flu mortality is 0.1%.
CoVid-19 @ 0.2% is double already. Except more fatal for over 70+

BTW a prof from Tufts n NPR was saying babies in China were recovering quite well.


Seasonal Flu (not the pandemic flu..) mortality is not 0.1%, more like 0.01% in infected people. CoVid is perhaps 10 times deadlier, and of 10 times greater severity as well. So if 0.5% seasonal flu cases are severe, perhaps 5% CoVid cases are severe requiring oxygen therapy. This caseload is high enough to overwhelm any medical system, and it shows in the much higher fatality rates from hubei/wuhan. This is the reason why China resorted to such extreme measures as we saw. The economic impact of this disease can be a severe recession in any economy it hits hard. Now that the virus is in the Middle East, its almost guaranteed to establish a 'reservoir' in the war torn areas there and keep breaking out.. Public health will probably need to be beefed up across the world. May be even reinvented.

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Postby sanjaykumar » 27 Feb 2020 10:51

“Recovered” is actually problematic. It needs a definition of recovery from what. Influenza like illnesses are almost never diagnosed, swabbed for influenza. There are many reasons for this including disease severity, cost and the question of how the results would change clinical management.

Thus death per recovered ratio would vastly inflate the apparent mortality ratio.

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 11:53

Denmark's TV2 says one of its reporters has tested positive for coronavirus after going on holiday in northern Italy. He developed symptoms on Wednesday morning.
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Postby srin » 27 Feb 2020 12:55

The biggest financial impact will be on airlines and tourism. First, there are probably no takers for Cathay, Thai, Singapore and Korean airlines. For the rest, cancellation of South east Asian flights and general reduction in travel in an already slim margin industry will be a serious issue. Even then, they are lucky it didn't happen in a peak time like December.
I don't know how hand-to-mouth hotel industry is in, but there are bound to be reduced hotel bookings.

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Postby g.sarkar » 27 Feb 2020 13:06

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/co ... 020-02-26/
Americans warned to prepare as coronavirus picks up steam outside China
UPDATED ON: FEBRUARY 27, 2020 / 2:00 AM / CBS NEWS

The coronavirus epidemic that started in China late last year continues to spread around the world, with hundreds more cases confirmed in South Korea on Wednesday and Italy and Iran racing to try to control smaller, but equally worrisome outbreaks.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans Tuesday to be prepared for the COVID-19 illness to start spreading within the U.S., saying it's a question of when, not if. On Wednesday, the CDC announced what may be the first instance of a case of the virus in the U.S. that has no known link to overseas travel or any other known cause. It's in Northern California.
Among the more than 1,500 cases in South Korea — the largest outbreak outside China — was a 23-year-old U.S. service member who's been ordered to self-quarantine in his home off-base. But he recently visited two U.S. military facilities in the region where South Korea's outbreak is centered. Thousands of U.S. troops are based around the city of Daegu, where the outbreak has been linked to a large church congregation.
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Postby tandav » 27 Feb 2020 14:47

Gyan wrote:Death rate has to be calculated as Fatality/Recovered and not Fatality/Infected as Infection is still spreading. On the basis of former ratio, the death rate seems 10%.


My own estimate of fatality rate is 10% Fatality = (Total Deaths@T0 date)/Total Cases @T0-10days date)

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Postby mahadevbhu » 27 Feb 2020 16:04

one of my best friends in SF thinks he may have COVID
This is his email
“My sister in law had it first

She worked at UCSF which had the Bay Area’s first COVID cases

One of her Chinese researchers came back from China 3 weeks ago very sick.

My sister in law got it.

Then her family got it - everyone - including my 72 year old mother in law and 4 year old niece.

Then my family got it. Including my 4 year old daughter.

Now we’re all fine.”
“No way I’m going to get tested now

If I did have it they’ll quarantine me forever”
“But after reading of the symptoms and what my family had, they’re all the same. So I think the death rate amongst old people and smokers and preexisting respiratory conditions is likely super high”
“But amongst entire population is not that high - may be on par with regular flu.”
Now: this is not the case in Iran where he virus appears to be a lot more lethal

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 16:44

Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus - health ministry

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 16:45

Iran confirms 104 new cases and 4 new deaths; total of 245 cases and 26 deaths

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 16:47

Japan is closing all schools nationwide through the entire month of March to help control the spread of the new #coronavirus.

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Postby Vivasvat » 27 Feb 2020 18:43

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Postby Gyan » 27 Feb 2020 18:44

Amber G. wrote:
Gyan wrote:Death rate has to be calculated as Fatality/Recovered and not Fatality/Infected as Infection is still spreading. On the basis of former ratio, the death rate seems 10%.

These rates have been calculated (or estimated) by using standard statistical tools. You are right that *accurate* rate can be done much later (when you have good data on *all* infected and total # of deaths after sufficient time has elapsed).
Fatality/recovered data can be used if one use a model where one knows or estimates the total "duration" (amount of time where a patient either dies or gets cured)..etc..
etc..
Anyway the CFR is "estimated" to be around 2.3. .. for more one can see any reputable reference. It is just a number.
(Fatality/recovered number obviously as you say can be calculated much more precisely - this number is improving so this is encouraging)
Hope this helps.


Yes. You are right. But the data is very dodgy. Why is death rate so high in Iran? Perhaps only serious cases going to Hospitals?

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Postby Vivasvat » 27 Feb 2020 18:46

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 19:39

Coronavirus far more likely than Sars to bond to human cells due to HIV-like mutation, scientists say

Research by team from Nankai University shows new virus has mutated gene similar to those found in HIV and Ebola

The new coronavirus has an HIV-like mutation that means its ability to bind with human cells could be up to 1,000 times as strong as the Sars virus, according to new research by scientists in China and Europe.


Scientists showed that Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) entered the human body by binding with a receptor protein called ACE2 on a cell membrane. And some early studies suggested that the new coronavirus, which shares about 80 per cent of the genetic structure of Sars, might follow a similar path.
But the ACE2 protein does not exist in large quantities in healthy people, and this partly helped to limit the scale of the Sars outbreak of 2002-03, in which infected about 8,000 people around the world.
Other highly contagious viruses, including HIV and Ebola, target an enzyme called furin, which works as a protein activator in the human body. Many proteins are inactive or dormant when they are produced and have to be “cut” at specific points to activate their various functions.


When looking at the genome sequence of the new coronavirus, Professor Ruan Jishou and his team at Nankai University in Tianjin found a section of mutated genes that did not exist in Sars, but were similar to those found in HIV and Ebola.
“This finding suggests that 2019-nCoV [the new coronavirus] may be significantly different from the Sars coronavirus in the infection pathway,” the scientists said in a paper published this month on Chinaxiv.org, a platform used by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to release scientific research papers before they have been peer-reviewed.


“This virus may use the packing mechanisms of other viruses such as HIV.”
According to the study, the mutation can generate a structure known as a cleavage site in the new coronavirus’ spike protein.


The virus uses the outreaching spike protein to hook on to the host cell, but normally this protein is inactive. The cleavage site structure’s job is to trick the human furin protein, so it will cut and activate the spike protein and cause a “direct fusion” of the viral and cellular membranes.
Compared to the Sars’ way of entry, this binding method is “100 to 1,000 times” as efficient, according to the study.


Just two weeks after its release, the paper is already the most viewed ever on Chinarxiv.
In a follow-up study, a research team led by Professor Li Hua from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province, confirmed Ruan’s findings.
The mutation could not be found in Sars, Mers or Bat-CoVRaTG13, a bat coronavirus that was considered the original source of the new coronavirus with 96 per cent similarity in genes, it said.
This could be “the reason why SARS-CoV-2 is more infectious than other coronaviruses”, Li wrote in a paper released on Chinarxiv on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a study by French scientist Etienne Decroly at Aix-Marseille University, which was published in the scientific journal Antiviral Research on February 10, also found a “furin-like cleavage site” that is absent in similar coronaviruses.


Chinese researchers said drugs targeting the furin enzyme could have the potential to hinder the virus’ replication in the human body. These include “a series of HIV-1 therapeutic drugs such as Indinavir, Tenofovir Alafenamide, Tenofovir Disoproxil and Dolutegravir and hepatitis C therapeutic drugs including Boceprevir and Telaprevir”, according to Li’s study.
This suggestion is in line with reports by some Chinese doctors who self-administered HIV drugs after testing positive for the new coronavirus, but there is as yet no clinical evidence to support the theory.
There is also hope that the link to the furin enzyme could shed light on the virus’ evolutionary history before it made the jump to humans.
The mutation, which Ruan’s team described as an “unexpected insertion”, could come from many possible sources such as a coronavirus found in rats or even a species of avian flu.

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Postby UlanBatori » 27 Feb 2020 19:42

Gyanji:
Why is death rate so high in Iran? Perhaps only serious cases going to Hospitals?

U ask the dangerous question.
As shows, if you consider the 2-week lage, the Wuhan death rate was 100% (above 100 per the data, because they counted when someone died, but the infection data were published 2 weeks earlier when the person was not counted as a COVID Case.
Several possible reasons:
1. Not recognized as a new and dangerous infection
2. Affected the old and infirm first
3. Poor access to good care (not a factor in Wuhan, except that they don't easily take an hour off from work in an industrial city like that. Until collapsing at workstation)
4. Traditional self-reliance, staying home and waiting out 7 days of flu


****BUT*** there is a 5th explanation:
Virus is weaponized, with an extreme nascent potency, decaying with time after that to no more than a saada phlu.
Two epicenters: (1) Wuhan, and (2) Iran.

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 19:45

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UPDATE: Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar tested positive for coronavirus – AA

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Postby UlanBatori » 27 Feb 2020 19:50

And in Iran, I have a feeling that the epicenter was in Quom. Inside a meeting place where high officials came.
Is there any word on how many Wuhan dead esp. medical personnel, were actually workers, or had been inside, the Wuhan People's Level 4 Lab & Conference Center Resort?

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Postby rsingh » 27 Feb 2020 20:52

How come so many cases in Iran? Saheen Bagh protesters are most likely to get it.I do not believe that biryani is saving them. Nepal border is as porus as Hawa Mehal.

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 20:54

Vice President of #Iran Masoumeh Ebtekar infected with #Coronavirus, was present in meeting with President Rouhani in cabinet meeting yesterday.

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Postby UlanBatori » 27 Feb 2020 20:55

The wave is spreading out, but subsiding in China. Today, new cases outside (457) exceed new cases inside (412) China. Our assessment is still that nearly 6% of Cases reported are dying inside 2 weeks. For sources on latest trends pls see here:
Conclusion is that the worst is over in China, but washing over other nations now. First case in Africa: Algeria.
So China will recover and ramp up production, when other nations are in closed-down situation. Interesting reversal, hain?

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Postby UlanBatori » 27 Feb 2020 20:55

rsingh wrote:How come so many cases in Iran? Saheen Bagh protesters are most likely to get it.I do not believe that biryani is saving them. Nepal border is as porus as Hawa Mehal.


Need to bring some Iranian Mullahs to give inspirational bus-burning rants this Fridin... From Quom With Love. To be equal and fair, also some Wahabbi mullahs.

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Postby sooraj » 27 Feb 2020 20:59

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Postby ldev » 27 Feb 2020 21:03

If it can be conclusively proven that the virus was engineered by China and got out of control, I think class action lawyers outside China should sue the pants off China for all deaths, hospitalizations and general economic mayhem caused by this virus outbreak. China has more than enough assets outside that they can go after.

For Iran I think that restrictions on public gatherings were put into place all over the country other than Qom, the holy city - probably believed that they had divine protection in Qom and so the pilgrimage to the Qom sites continued and resulted in the most number of infections there. And because the Ayatollahs are all in Qom and all senior Government officials have to pay homage to the Ayatollahs, they have also been infected.

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Postby Amber G. » 27 Feb 2020 23:09

Gyan wrote:
Amber G. wrote: <snip>


Yes. You are right. But the data is very dodgy. Why is death rate so high in Iran? Perhaps only serious cases going to Hospitals?

Important point which many miss here, and I want to point out, is data is *always* dodgy even in best of cases and never taken as gospel. In scientific studies you often make a mode and see if the data fits reasonably well.

So data, even in US is quite "dodgy" .. and number of cases is an estimation *not* hard numbers.


For example, when all is said and done, total number of "tests" done in USA is around 450 out of which about 3% came out positive.

(As few posts here show, many people - including those who travelled to China from the Bay Area - are self monitoring etc)

There may be many people who may not have shown symptoms (or did not report symptoms) and may be missing from the count.

****
One of the interesting news is Italy just announced that it will not test everybody who asked but only the ones who show symptom.

Reason: They think that their number is higher because they are testing more people and thus reporting more people. (no I am not making this up .. they said so)
(Italy carried out 10 times more tests, than other neighbors eg France, and do have more reported cases than France)
(Italy performed 9,462 tests, of which 470 positive (5.0%) while
France: 762 tests, of which 17 positive (2.2% ) and 179 still awaiting results. :!: :!: )
(Data source : Feb 27 from Covid-19 resource data set which I have been using)

*** Number of cases, as scientist know, depends a lot on testing criteria - which vastly differ from country to country.

(We all know, for example number of reported cases in Iran is very high but this does not necessary mean that it got hit harder than, say, Pakistan. )

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Postby kit » 27 Feb 2020 23:43

UlanBatori wrote:Gyanji:
Why is death rate so high in Iran? Perhaps only serious cases going to Hospitals?

U ask the dangerous question.
As shows, if you consider the 2-week lage, the Wuhan death rate was 100% (above 100 per the data, because they counted when someone died, but the infection data were published 2 weeks earlier when the person was not counted as a COVID Case.
Several possible reasons:
1. Not recognized as a new and dangerous infection
2. Affected the old and infirm first
3. Poor access to good care (not a factor in Wuhan, except that they don't easily take an hour off from work in an industrial city like that. Until collapsing at workstation)
4. Traditional self-reliance, staying home and waiting out 7 days of flu


****BUT*** there is a 5th explanation:
Virus is weaponized, with an extreme nascent potency, decaying with time after that to no more than a saada phlu.
Two epicenters: (1) Wuhan, and (2) Iran.


How did the virus skip pakistan and jump from china to iran ?

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Postby UlanBatori » 27 Feb 2020 23:49

Gerard wrote:Aylward said that case fatality rate of between 2% to 4% rivals

WHO data show 3.7% cumulative deaths/cumulative cases. But this has little value so early: Only a delayed count matters, since ppl don't die the moment they are counted as Cases. As diagnostics get better and people more "sensitized", they will report cases earlier and earlier, so cumulative cases will shoot up - and show an artifically lowered death rate.

Anyway, all water under the bridge. The wave is subsiding. China is recovering, while others are N95-shivering.

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Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 00:18

Italy now reports 650 people infected with the #COVID19 coronavirus in the country, and 17 dead.

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Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 00:18

GERMAN STATE OF NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA'S HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS HAS 14 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE HEINSBERG AREA

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Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 00:20

Spain reports **6** more #COVID19 cases in Valencia. All have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Valencian community: Minister of Health

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Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 00:26

Hong Kong - Gov: Detection of low level of coronavirus virus in pet dog

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Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 00:26

UK NHS doctors describe the Department of Health’s response to the #coronavirus as “ridiculous” and “negligent”.

“The government aren't containing it and they’re not testing for it. It’s the worst of both worlds, and they’re causing panic”.

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Postby Amber G. » 28 Feb 2020 02:40

Some have talked about it...
What role do kids play in spreading coronavirus:
Though the evidence to date suggests this virus doesn’t inflict severe disease on children, there’s reason to think kids may be helping to amplify transmission..

Initial predictions, which have been backed up by data from China, were reassuring. These viruses can be brutal on older adults — particularly the elderly. But for some as yet unexplained reason, children appear to be spared the worst of the disease.

<snip> Detail in the article, if interested...

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Postby Amber G. » 28 Feb 2020 05:24

I am quite concerned in the US scene. Trump's handling .. specially not listening of experts, having cut lot's of resources.. and DHS handling etc.. there are a few stories breaking..etc. POTUS ordering CDC to stop speaking unless get's okay from VP etc... .
Tweets etc are now mainstream media ...

@DrDenaGrayson:

This patient with #coronavirus is from the #California SAME COUNTY where infected #DiamondPrincess passengers were evacuated, despite being critically ill with viral pneumonia.

CDC needs to DRASTICALLY expand its #COVID19 testing capacity now.



Warning signThe #coronavirus patient in California was NOT tested for days—despite having viral pneumonia and being on a ventilator—because @CDCgov restricts #COVID19 testing to patients who traveled to China or had contact with someone infected.

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Postby Amber G. » 28 Feb 2020 05:48

Update from Worldometer:
Coronavirus Cases: 82,794
Deaths: 2,817
Recovered: 33,370
Active cases: 46,607 (82% Mild) (18% Serious or Critical)
Closed cases: 36,187 (92% Recovered, 8% Died)
***
Current trends and analysis:


There are now more new cases occurring every day outside of China than within.
Worldwide, the number of newly recovered patients has been greater than the number of newly infected every day since Feb. 19 (for the past week).
The number of serious and critical cases, as well as of new deaths, is declining worldwide.
However, with a declining trend in China and a sharp increase in cases outside of China (where the outbreak is still in its initial stages),
In depth analysis, reviewing the findings from WHO’s will be published shortly.
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Latest Updates
February 27 (GMT):
NORTH AMERICA
United States: In a move to tighten control of coronavirus messaging, government health officials and scientists will now have to coordinate statements with the vice president’s office.
1 new case in Canada (Ontario): the husband of the previously confirmed case in Toronto. [source]


EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST
3 new cases in Germany:
- 1 person in Hamburg
- 1 person in Hesse
- a man in Bavaria, from Middle Franconia, who was in contact with an Italian man later diagnosed with COVID-19. [source]
1 new case in Iraq, first in Baghdad, a man who had recently visited Iran. [source]
1st in San Marino, an 88-year old man who has been hospitalized in Rimini, Italy. [source]
1st case in the Netherlands: a person who had recently visited Lombardy, Italy. He is hospitalized in Tilburg. [source]
3 new cases in Norway: [source]
- 2 persons in Oslo who are connected to the outbreak in Italy
- 1 person in Bærum who is linked to the outbreak in Iran
12 new cases in Spain, including:
- a person in critical condition in Madrid. [source] [source] [source]
- a 22-year-old woman from Tenerife who went to Milan, Italy between Feb. 19 and Feb. 23. She is in mild condition
- 1 person in Barcelona who had been to Italy
- 9 people in Valencia who had been to Italy
1 new case in the UK (the first in Northern Ireland): a person who had travelled to Northern Italy. He is hospitalized at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. [source]
3 new cases in Austria (first in Vienna): [source]
- a 72 year old man in Vienna who is seriously ill
- a couple (with two children showing mild symptoms awaiting test results) in Vienna who had recently been on a family vacation in Lombardy, Italy
20 new cases in France, including: [source]
- 12 diagnosed on a military base in the department of Oise, "linked together by a chain of contamination."
5 new cases in Sweden: [source]
- 1 middle-aged woman in Stockholm who had visited Iran.
- 1 woman in Uppsala who had been to Germany where she had first developed symptoms.
- 2 persons in their 30s in Västra Götaland who had had contacts with a previously confirmed case who had been to Italy.
- 1 person in Västra Götaland who had recently been to Northern Italy.
14 new cases in Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia): they’re in good health and have been quarantined at home. [source]
180 new cases and 5 new deaths in Italy. Among the 472 active cases from an earlier report, 159 (34%) are hospitalized and 37 (8%) are in intensive care. [source]
Italy has now relaxed its testing criteria: contacts linked to confirmed cases or recent travelers to outbreak areas will not be tested anymore, unless they show symptoms. [source] See: comparison with other countries.
About 60% of new cases (31 out of 54) diagnosed in Europe outside of Italy in the last 4 days (from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27) had recently traveled to Northern Italy.
Israel’s Ministry of Health is mandating a 14-day quarantine for all travelers who have visited Italy in the past 14 days. The decree takes effect immediately and is retroactive and, therefore, effective as of February 13th. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, Israel had already ordered a 14-day home quarantine for travelers coming from China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Thailand. The Health Ministry also issued a travel warning asking Israeli citizens to refrain from traveling abroad. “If you don’t genuinely have to fly — don’t do so,” the Ministry said in a statement. [source] [source]
2 new cases in Oman, both had traveled to Iran. [source] [source]
6 new cases in the United Arab Emirates: the country has suspended all flights from and to Iran.
1 new case in Lebanon: a man arriving from Iran on Feb. 24. [source]
2 new cases in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki): [source]
- the child of a 38-year-old woman in Thessaloniki who had been diagnosed on Feb. 26.
- a woman in Athens who had recently travelled to Milan.
1 new case in Israel: an Israeli citizen who came back from Italy. [source]
106 new cases and 7 new deaths in Iran.
2 new cases in the UK: "the virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and the patients have been transferred to specialist NHS centers in Royal Liverpool Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, London," reports DHSC. [source]
4 new case in Switzerland, including:
- 2 Italian children who were on vacation in the canton of Graubünden. They have been hospitalized, show symptoms but are in good health.
- A 26-year old man in Canto Aargau who had travelled on business to Verona, Italy a week ago.
- a 28-year-old man who had returned 3 days ago from Milan, Italy. He presents mild symptoms and is currently hospitalized at Geneva University Hospital. Around 15 contacts of the man have been placed in quarantine at their homes. This is the second case in Switzerland, both with recent travel history to Milan or Lombardy, in Italy. [source] [source]
1 new case in Spain (Valencia): a 44-year-old male who traveled to Milan to watch the Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia of Feb. 19. [source]
1st case in Estonia: a resident of Iran in Estonia who came from Riga (Latvia) by bus and "called an ambulance upon arriving at the bus station" said Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik. The patient is being treated in the infectious clinic at West Tallinn Central Hospital.
1st case in Denmark: a TV 2 employee who came home from a ski vacation with his family in Lombardy, Italy (Chiesa in Valmalenco in the province of Sondrio) 3 days ago on Feb. 24 departing from the Malpensa airport in Milan. He bagan showing symptoms of cough and fever on the morning of Feb. 26. [source]
As the news feed is brought up to par, the rest of today's updates will be added below.
ASIA
The Japanese government is asking all schools in the country to close beginning March 2nd until April. In Osaka, schools have already been asked to close from Feb.29 until Mar. 13. About 13.7 million children and 38,000 schools will be affected. [source]
3 new cases in Singapore, including a 12-year-old. 66 out of 96 cases have so far recovered from the infection. [source]
505 new cases (of which 422, or 84%, in Daegu) and 1 death in South Korea. The number of new cases in South Korea has topped China for the first time (China has reported 433 new cases for Feb. 26 [source]). This number is expected to further increase in the coming days as health authorities have started testing more than 210,000 members of the Shincheonji religious group in Daegu, attended by the 31st case (a possible "super spreader") and which accounts for more than half of the country's 1,766 total cases to date. [source] [source]
433 new cases and 29 new deaths (of which 26 in Hubei) occurred in China on Feb. 26, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. [source]


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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby UlanBatori » 28 Feb 2020 07:07

And now (drumroll!!!) why it's all unohu's fault

HHS whistleblower claims US workers received coronavirus evacuees without proper precautions

By Kristen Holmes, Amanda Watts and Caroline Kelly, CNN

whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking federal protection after complaining that more than a dozen workers who received the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, lacked proper training or protective gear for coronavirus infection control.
"We are hopeful that Congress and the OSC will investigate this case in a timely and comprehensive manner," Ari Wilkenfeld, a lawyer for the whistleblower, told CNN. "This matter concerns HHS's response to the coronavirus, and its failure to protect its employees and potentially the public. The retaliatory efforts to intimidate and silence our client must be opposed."

William Walters, executive director and managing director for Operational Medicine in the Bureau of Medical Services at the State Department, pushed back on the allegations when he was asked about the report during a coronavirus hearing Thursday afternoon before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
While he did not speak to the specific issues outlined in the Post story, he addressed the issue based on his own experiences while traveling with personnel to China for the evacuation missions of US citizens from China.
"I can speak, having been on those missions, and certainly the first trip out of Wuhan, the second, the third, the Diamond Princess, and based on a relationship that I've had with HHS, (Secretary of Defense Mark) Esper and CDC dating back to 2014. Every precaution has been taken," he said.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 09:37

First case of #Coronavirus in Nigeria!

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Lagos State Nigeria.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby sooraj » 28 Feb 2020 09:37

South Korea reports 256 additional cases, raising its total to 2,022.


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