This is the latest update to the novel coronavirus outbreak. For more news and updates: https://t.co/51Igfng0WD pic.twitter.com/w86sQdBvtQ
— TIME (@TIME) February 11, 2020
#2019nCoV: China's Feb. 10 numbers are out. +2478 cases, +108 deaths.
The death toll in China is now 1016 cases (globally 1017).
The case total is 42,638 cases in China. Adding in the cases outside of China bring that figure to near 42,700.
These are confirmed cases only. pic.twitter.com/uLMh6tIBtb
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) February 11, 2020
I hate this language. It implies we have some kind of definitive medicine to treat this virus, and we do not. What they mean is that their infection has resolved and are feeling well–likely due to their own immune system and supportive care. https://t.co/LSyR4dMKpt
— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) February 10, 2020
NEW: The 13th case of coronavirus in the US has been confirmed in California as the global death toll tops 1,000. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has the details. pic.twitter.com/xrzrsj3NE2
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) February 11, 2020
DANGER DANGER DANGER!
Pres Trump in NH just said he is hoping that the coronavirus will be under control by April because it will be warmer.
“Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer it miraculously goes away. I hope that’s true…I think it’s going to work out good.”
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) February 11, 2020
Yesterday: 97 died of Coronavirus in China alone.
Today: President Trump announced plans to cut funding for global health programs by 34%.
It's like a unilateral, willing surrender to pandemic disease. Hard to believe.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 10, 2020
All things considered I'll take Trump being disengaged and ignorant on coronavirus over him actively involved and demanding everyone violate public health best practices. I'm sorry, those are the only available options.
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 10, 2020
Key message: case fatality depends on which cases you look at. High in the relatively severe subset reported in Hubei. Lower in (mostly milder)traveller cases, 1% (.25-4) in all infections https://t.co/4ltCQH5xRW
— neil_ferguson (@neil_ferguson) February 10, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak may have a bigger and longer-term impact on China’s economy than thought, Nomura says https://t.co/sgUtUZO1cw
— Bloomberg (@business) February 11, 2020
BEIJING, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to contain the new coronavirus had gone too far, threatening the country's economy, sources told Reuters, days before Beijing rolled out measures to soften the blow.
— Vincent Lee (@Rover829) February 11, 2020
EXPLAINER: Companies consider force majeure as coronavirus spreads https://t.co/QXpGiaJAfx For the latest developments around the new coronavirus outbreak, follow our liveblog: https://t.co/Bsg5sNhfwi pic.twitter.com/OcaWDSeALI
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 11, 2020
Health officials in Hong Kong evacuated some residents from an apartment block following concerns two people contracted the coronavirus via the building's piping system https://t.co/wVLsZRnPfM
— CNN (@CNN) February 11, 2020
Three patients in Malaysia who tested positive for the #2019nCoV have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery. #coronavirus #WuhanCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/x0OhvddSy0
— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) February 11, 2020
Health experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a coronavirus case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week https://t.co/UOtwUCMfBC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 11, 2020
Taiwan's foreign ministry says it is communicating with various governments to clarify that Taiwan "is not part of the People's Republic of China." #nCoV #coronavirus https://t.co/KYGB23oicy
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) February 11, 2020
Reuters special correspondent:
And PM Lee said he “Encourage those who only have mild symptoms to see their family GP, and rest at home instead of going to the hospital, and let hospitals and healthcare workers focus on the most vulnerable patients.” 2/3
— Keith Zhai (@QiZHAI) February 8, 2020
I do think this is a very likely approach for China to deal with #coronavirus . Now people with mild symptoms are occupied the hospitals, not only created a shortage for people in need but also generated massive panic. Plus, the economy will be dead if the situation continues.
— Keith Zhai (@QiZHAI) February 8, 2020
What ist the scope of coverage under health insurance and travel insurance for policyholders who contract coronavirus?#YahooFinancehttps://t.co/kewc8aoZJ2
— Yahoo Singapore (@YahooSG) February 11, 2020
"The central lessons of #2019nCoV and Ebola are the same: Temporary support in the aftermath of an epidemic is not a substitute for much greater investment by the international community in health care in the most vulnerable countries" https://t.co/NC63VML8FJ
— Dr. Nahid Bhadelia (@BhadeliaMD) February 9, 2020
And now for something completely different…
Porn site offers free access to cruise ship passengers during coronavirus quarantine https://t.co/wfHy2Ycisk pic.twitter.com/fzn72V7N6i
— New York Post (@nypost) February 11, 2020
Self-quarantine at home? Wuhan’s experience shows that to be a failure, and that was with the transportation System largely shutdown in the city. It is better than allowing the infected person to roam free, but still puts the family at risk. And how would one enforce self-quarantine? Even if the initial infected person stays home, his unknowingly infected family members could still walk around free during incubation and asymptomatic period…
I would think, given the nature of the disease, any infected person should be quickly identified, quarantined and treated. That is what every other city in China has been doing since the beginning.
Curious about the “cured” people. Just because they no longer are “infected”, is it possible through blood or other transmissions to spread the virus to others? Can they re-contract later a-la chicken pox / shingles?
@YY_Sima Qian: glad to see you, hope you’re all well. Have you heard from your father, and how is he?
@Ascap_scab: too soon to tell, but past corona viruses haven’t behaved that way, so unlikey.
@satby: Dad should be getting out of quarantine today. Mom made it on a flight to NYC, and is at home under self-quarantine.
@YY_Sima Qian: Good to hear! Keeping you and the rest of your family in our thoughts here.
@satby: Thank you!
It does indeed look fishy that Indonesia has so far reported not a single case. I would have expected roughly ten times the number of cases in Malaysia, given their population.