New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#261 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:14 pm

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I'm not sure what is going on here or why they are rounding people up like this, vid at link...


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I saw a video yesterday, one from which the screenshot that you posted was apparently captured from:



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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#262 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:18 pm

And another video:



Volunteer dishes on hospitals depriving medical workers

I cannot vouch for the video or what any of the text chats shown in the video actually say (since I speak none of the Chinese languages).

That said, what the speaker states about medical supplies being stored away in a central location and not actually distributed out to hospitals and medical facilities sounds about right for a one party run dictatorship.
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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#263 Post by LaPalice » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:46 pm

If I remember well, it was an old man, 80 years old.

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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#264 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:45 pm

THIS could be troubling:

https://www.dw.com/en/africa-confirms-f ... a-52384446
Africa confirms first case of coronavirus

Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient — who is not from Egypt — did not show any symptoms of being ill.


Date 14.02.2020

Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa.

A joint statement from Egypt's health and population ministries said the patient was not from Egypt. It did not say what nationality the person was or where they had been prior to arriving in Egypt.

The patient — who did not show any symptoms of being ill — has been quarantined in a hospital for treatment and monitoring, the statement said.

Authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO Egypt confirmed the news on its Twitter.

[tweet in Arabic--see above linked article]

Until now, according to WHO information, no one on the continent had tested positive for the deadly virus, officially named COVID-19.

Experts have raised concerns that countries with underdeveloped health systems — as can be found in Africa or Asia —would struggle to contain an outbreak.

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With over 120 new deaths reported in China, the virus death toll mounted to nearly 1,400 on Friday. Over 64,000 cases have been diagnosed globally.

This weekend, a WHO-led joint mission will begin investigating the spread and severity of the outbreak in China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The mission will focus particularly on understanding how more than 1,700 healthcare workers became infected.

In the US, health authorities will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities said Friday.

The move significantly expands the government's response to the outbreak and comes as a particularly harsh wave of influenza is hitting the country. Testing will begin in five states before expanding.

Health authorities say it can be difficult to distinguish between the two illnesses.

Currently, there are 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in the US. Some 600 people are currently under quarantine.

Social media giant Facebook said it is cancelling a global marketing summit scheduled to take place next month in San Francisco over coronavirus concerns.

kp/msh (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
I'm certainly no medical expert but does Africa have the medical infrastructure do deal with such an outbreak?
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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#265 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 pm

Long(ish) article at the following link:
https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/14/dis ... -covid-19/
Disease modelers gaze into their computers to see the future of Covid-19, and it isn’t good

By SHARON BEGLEY @sxbegleFEBRUARY 14, 2020

At least 550,000 cases. Maybe 4.4 million. Or something in between.

Like weather forecasters, researchers who use mathematical equations to project how bad a disease outbreak might become are used to uncertainties and incomplete data, and Covid-19, the disease caused by the new-to-humans coronavirus that began circulating in Wuhan, China, late last year, has those everywhere you look. That can make the mathematical models of outbreaks, with their wide range of forecasts, seem like guesswork gussied up with differential equations; the eightfold difference in projected Covid-19 cases in Wuhan, calculated by a team from the U.S. and Canada, isn’t unusual for the early weeks of an outbreak of a never-before-seen illness.

But infectious-disease models have been approximating reality better and better in recent years, thanks to a better understanding of everything from how germs behave to how much time people spend on buses.
The rest at the above link
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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#266 Post by LaPalice » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:14 pm

chijohnaok wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:45 pm
THIS could be troubling:

https://www.dw.com/en/africa-confirms-f ... a-52384446
Africa confirms first case of coronavirus

Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient — who is not from Egypt — did not show any symptoms of being ill.


Date 14.02.2020

Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa.

A joint statement from Egypt's health and population ministries said the patient was not from Egypt. It did not say what nationality the person was or where they had been prior to arriving in Egypt.

The patient — who did not show any symptoms of being ill — has been quarantined in a hospital for treatment and monitoring, the statement said.

Authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO Egypt confirmed the news on its Twitter.

[tweet in Arabic--see above linked article]

Until now, according to WHO information, no one on the continent had tested positive for the deadly virus, officially named COVID-19.

Experts have raised concerns that countries with underdeveloped health systems — as can be found in Africa or Asia —would struggle to contain an outbreak.

Facebook cancels event in California

With over 120 new deaths reported in China, the virus death toll mounted to nearly 1,400 on Friday. Over 64,000 cases have been diagnosed globally.

This weekend, a WHO-led joint mission will begin investigating the spread and severity of the outbreak in China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The mission will focus particularly on understanding how more than 1,700 healthcare workers became infected.

In the US, health authorities will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorities said Friday.

The move significantly expands the government's response to the outbreak and comes as a particularly harsh wave of influenza is hitting the country. Testing will begin in five states before expanding.

Health authorities say it can be difficult to distinguish between the two illnesses.

Currently, there are 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in the US. Some 600 people are currently under quarantine.

Social media giant Facebook said it is cancelling a global marketing summit scheduled to take place next month in San Francisco over coronavirus concerns.

kp/msh (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
I'm certainly no medical expert but does Africa have the medical infrastructure do deal with such an outbreak?
Africa is a continent where the temperatures are relatively high in general. And it seems that the coronavirus, like the flu, does not like the heat. it is just a conjecture, I don't know if it is a good reason. It is true that Africa does not have good infrastructures in general, which could explain why they do not detect any case.

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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#267 Post by chijohnaok » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:16 am


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Published February 11

Coronavirus causing NHL hockey stick shortage

Bauer, CCM manufacture sticks in China

NHL players are facing a potential shortage of custom-made hockey sticks as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China halts production for two of the league’s largest suppliers, according to a report on Saturday.

Hockey equipment companies Bauer and CCM make custom sticks for a combined 75 percent of NHL players, the Boston Globe reported, citing statistics from equipment tracker GearGeek.com. Both companies make their customized sticks at factories in China.

Work at Chinese factories has ground to a halt in recent weeks as authorities in Beijing attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. As a result, Bauer and CCM have been unable to restock for their NHL players is the middle of the 2019-20 season. Bauer CEO Ed Kinnaly said the company is contending with a "very fluid and dynamic global situation."

"Given the current Chinese government restrictions in place, we have not been able to ship custom sticks, however, the most recent update suggests we can re-start operations February 17," Kinnaly said in a statement. "We have backup stock in the U.S. and Canada to meet these needs, and we are working closely with equipment managers to understand their inventory levels and ensure players have what they need throughout this situation."

NHL equipment managers are facing a “major shortage” of custom-made hockey sticks, NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire said during a broadcast of the Buffalo Sabres-Detroit Red Wings game last Thursday. At least one NHL team purportedly enacted a one-stick-per-game policy for players to stretch their supply.

CCM did not immediately return a request for further comment on the situations or when production will resume.

Coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people in China as of Tuesday morning local time. More than 40,000 people have fallen ill with the virus in mainland China.
This outbreak is REALLY getting serious.
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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#268 Post by chijohnaok » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:39 am


https://internewscast.com/a-hunt-for-cl ... ronavirus/

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A Hunt for Clues in Hawaii After a Tourist Couple Falls Ill With Coronavirus

by internewscast16th February 2020


HONOLULU — Chantelle Pajarillo had settled into a resort on Hawaii’s famous Waikiki Beach, hoping for a peaceful long weekend away from work and school with her family. The peaceful part came to an end as soon as she turned on the television set Friday night and learned that a Japanese couple who had been staying at the same hotel had fallen ill with the coronavirus.

Ms. Pajarillo, who lives 25 miles away on another part of the island of Oahu, did not know what room the couple had stayed in, but it did not matter: She requested a stash of disinfecting wipes and started cleaning every surface she could find.

“I wiped down everything I knew they would touch: the sliding door, the refrigerator, countertops and the bathroom,” Ms. Pajarillo said on Saturday as she walked back to the pool at the Grand Waikikian, toting a stack of towels. “I’m a germaphobe myself and I have three little kids so I want to make sure I take every precaution.”

Hawaii health officials were working swiftly over the weekend to find anyone who might have had contact with the Japanese couple, who had also visited the island of Maui. Health authorities said the couple, both in their 60s, was not diagnosed until they returned to Japan, but the husband began showing symptoms while still staying in one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist neighborhoods.

More than nine million people visit Hawaii each year, one in three of whom are international tourists. Health officials said that there was little chance that the infection had spread, but that they would continue to search for anyone who had prolonged contact with the couple. There had been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state before the two tourists were diagnosed in Japan.

* How Is the U.S. Being Affected?
Updated Feb.15, 2020
* One of the people evacuated from Wuhan last week to San Diego had coronavirus but was discharged because of a labeling error.
* Some testing kits sent to states are flawed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
* Pittsburgh, Wuhan’s “sister city,” has been shaken by the outbreak and is sending aid to relatives and friends trapped in the center of a deadly outbreak.
* There was a race to contain the disease after one man’s cough became confirmation of America’s first case.
* Many who recently traveled to China are isolating themselves in ‘self quarantines’ for 14 days.
* A high school exchange student may have been among the last Americans to arrive home in time to avoid the mandated quarantine.
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But at least one local resident said he believed that he had spent time with the Japanese man who was later confirmed with the virus. The resident, John Fujiwara, 52, said the friend that he had visited with for about half an hour on Feb. 4 had the same travel itinerary as the man described by state health officials; he also lives in the same city and is also in his 60s. Mr. Fujiwara said he had not been able to reach his friend since he left Hawaii on Feb. 7.

The man seemed healthy, if a bit tired, when they had met to drink coffee, catch up and exchange chocolates as gifts, Mr. Fujiwara said. The man had spent that morning shopping in Chinatown, and had told him that he planned to attend a Japanese language event at a local grocery store immediately after their visit.

Mr. Fujiwara said that he had reached out to state health officials, and had offered to isolate himself after reading a report about the man in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

In an email he shared with The New York Times, a disease intervention specialist with the Hawaii Department of Health did not confirm that Mr. Fujiwara’s friend was the one who had been diagnosed, but told him that he should contact the department if he had any symptoms before Tuesday, which would be two weeks after he saw his friend — the maximum incubation period for coronavirus.

“I plan to go to dinner with my girlfriend tonight, unless things change, specifically because I have it in writing from the State of Hawaii Department of Health to continue my daily routine,” Mr. Fujiwara said.

Janice Okubo, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, said that the man who was confirmed with the virus “is not believed to have had any prolonged, close contact with Hawaii residents,” but that health officials were continuing to investigate.

Dr. Sarah Park, the state epidemiologist, said the man had most likely been exposed to the virus before leaving Japan or while traveling to Hawaii. He and his wife, who was also confirmed on Saturday with the virus but did not show symptoms while in Hawaii, arrived on Maui on Jan. 28. The man was also symptom-free in Maui, but after the couple moved to Honolulu, on Oahu, on Feb. 3, he began showing signs of a cold.

A spokeswoman for Hilton Grand Vacations, which runs the hotel and time-share where the couple stayed in Waikiki, said the company was working with health officials. A letter slipped under the door of vacationers’ rooms provided tips on how to keep from getting the virus, washing hands being chief among them.

The man who became ill wore a mask when he was outside and while on the flight back to Japan, officials said, and was diagnosed with pneumonia, and later with coronavirus, after returning to the couple’s home in Nagoya, Japan’s fourth-largest city.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that it may be possible to transmit the virus before showing signs of the illness, but that a person is much more likely to spread it when they have symptoms.

Aubree Gordon, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, said she agreed with Hawaiian health officials that people who had traveled with the man were at greatest risk, though anyone who touched surfaces shortly after he did — such as a faucet or toilet handle — could also be at risk.

“I think we’re going to have a lot of cases like this popping up, where people come into a place and get diagnosed there, or leave and we find out after the fact that they’re sick,” Professor Gordon said.

More than 66,000 people around the world have been infected with the virus and 1,523 have died, almost all of them in mainland China, where the outbreak began in the city of Wuhan. In the United States, 15 people have been confirmed with the virus, most of whom have been said to have mild symptoms.

Lorin Eleni Gill reported from Honolulu and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs from New York. Motoko Rich contributed reporting from Tokyo.

Source: NY times
So, none of these people (appear) to have been to China.
One of them would presumably have been exposed to someone else who was a carrier.
Who was that person (carrier)?
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Re: New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

#269 Post by jack t ripper » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:04 am

Japan has many cases. As they mentioned, he may have been exposed in Japan.

I was at both Kahalui Airport and Honolulu on Feb 1. Looks like I was gone before he became symptomatic. Honolulu is a crowded airport with thousands wearing masks. It is quite intimidating.
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#270 Post by Mac » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:17 pm

40 Americans on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess are infected with coronavirus...
Forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess are infected with new coronavirus, a US official says.

They are among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel docked in Japan.

Most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. But those carrying the virus will be admitted to Japanese hospitals.

Meanwhile, China has tightened restrictions on movement in Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak.

The Diamond Princess has been quarantined in Japan's port of Yokohama with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board since 3 February after a man left the ship in Hong Kong and was found to have the virus.

It has the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China. The Japanese authorities on Sunday said the number of new cases on board the ship had risen by 70 to 355.

The 40 Americans who are infected will receive medical treatment in Japan, Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Face the Nation on CBS.

"Others are going to be evacuated, starting imminently, to Air Force bases in the United States," he said.

"If people on the plane start to develop symptoms, they'll be segregated within the plane."

Those entering the US will undergo a 14-day quarantine - on top of the time they have already spent confined on the ship.

"And the reason for that," Dr Fauci added, "is that the degree of transmissibility, on that cruise ship, is essentially akin to being in a hotspot."

Some of the Americans have declined to be evacuated by plane, preferring to wait until the ship quarantine comes to an end on 19 February.

Passenger Matt Smith, a lawyer, said he would not want to travel on a bus to the plane with possibly infected people.

Other evacuation flights will repatriate residents of Israel, Hong Kong and Canada.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51524460
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