China's #Covid19 death toll has topped 3,000.
It reported 139 new cases on Thursday, all but 5 of which are in Hubei province. It seems like outside Hubei, the virus may have more or less controlled.
31 new deaths.
Total of 80409 cases & 3012 deaths. pic.twitter.com/cJFPyqYDf8
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) March 5, 2020
We are working to enroll as many people with COVID19 as quickly as possible into a research study for development of vaccines and monoclonals. If you know of providers taking care of these patients, please contact us.
— Helen Chu (@HelenChuMD) March 4, 2020
Los Angeles declares state of emergency. Six new #coronavirus cases. In a statement Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports that it is cooperating w/ the CDC https://t.co/jN1xVCpoaZ pic.twitter.com/NjOZtEEIZf
— delthia ricks ? (@DelthiaRicks) March 4, 2020
Protect yourself and your community from coronavirus with common sense precautions: wash your hands, stay home when sick and listen to the @CDCgov and local health authorities. Save the masks for health care workers. Let’s stay calm, listen to the experts, and follow the science.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 4, 2020
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought https://t.co/mS1DhgLGrB
— CNBC (@CNBC) March 3, 2020
Case fatality rate (CFR) is time- & population-varying. Given that mild cases of #COVID19 are generally identified at a slower pace than severe cases AND that care standards (& demographics) vary across affected countries, responsible discussions about CFR *must* include context. https://t.co/ddqFt2P6Nv
— Dr. Maia Majumder (@maiamajumder) March 4, 2020
—U.S. virus death toll hits 11, 10 in Wash, First in Calif.
—Outbreak delays China's Xi's state visit to Japan.
—Pets can't pass on coronavirus, but can test positive.
—Venice a shell of itself as tourists flee.
Follow all @AP coverage: https://t.co/kOcg0Kfk9i
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 5, 2020
Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimage trips to holy cities of Mecca and Medina for all citizens and residentshttps://t.co/fXWMaAYTGM
— COVID19 (@V2019N) March 4, 2020
Our own coverage at @newsfromscience is here: https://t.co/KMUd3npAml @sciencecohen, @martinenserink, @dnormile and more are working hard to screen what is going on and get the most accurate information.
— Kai Kupferschmidt (@kakape) March 4, 2020
This is a really good expert account of South Korea’s response to coronavirus. This society has an incredible technical infrastructure and some of capacity to unify around a plan. Even so they are struggling. https://t.co/gffvgESVKz
— Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) March 4, 2020
There is *no evidence* that garlic, water, vitamin C, essential oils, colloidal silver, or steroids will protect you from coronavirus, no matter what you read on the internet https://t.co/DEtwrn0Wsp
— CNN (@CNN) March 5, 2020
Senegal reports its second case of #coronavirus. The latest patient is an 80-year-old man from a Paris suburb who arrived in Senegal on February 29. More on coronavirus here: https://t.co/x7gUXs4Tdj pic.twitter.com/l91tqQHnOe
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 4, 2020
Reality check from Nigeria- “Do I deal with 600 cases of Lassa so far or do I focus on preparedness for this new respiratory virus. The reality is, I can’t really choose between either of those.” #globalhealth #Covid_19 https://t.co/aM853IlB3j
— Ilona Kickbusch (@IlonaKickbusch) March 4, 2020
i have never plugged a Google product before, but Google's videoconferencing is amazing & is the only thing which makes Google work. https://t.co/x2qtzOC8bh
— klobgoblin (@Theophite) March 3, 2020
Authorities know the virus could irreparably damage China’s image in the world's eyes, but they also see an opportunity to push their own narrative of organization, success, and triumph, FP's @BeijingPalmer writes.https://t.co/9T9ZdN2H0P
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) March 4, 2020
POP-UP FORUM: Coronavirus@juliettekayyem, @HelenBranswell, @michaelmina_lab, and @rickberke join us to discuss the latest on the COVID-19 virus.
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⏰ 4:00 PM
? JFK Jr. Forum
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— Institute of Politics (@harvardiop) March 4, 2020
But here's the thing. Closures for influenza can help because kids are key transmitters of influenza in the community. We just don't know that yet about #SARSCoV2. https://t.co/fRPxJ9IOYO
— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) March 4, 2020
Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children – The New York Times https://t.co/pqJV5Xs5WM
— Marc Lipsitch (@mlipsitch) March 3, 2020
As the #coronavirus spreads in #HongKong, we are witnessing the rise of “citizen innovation” – https://t.co/Zd2c9DfFHj @HongKongFP
"It is driven by solidarity, reciprocity, compassion for others, and trust, writes Dr Yanto Chandra for HKFP — things GovHK are bad at.
— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) March 4, 2020
The reported official figures on the number of #coronavirus cases in #Iran are “not real,” says Masoud Pezeshkian, the first deputy speaker of Iran’s parliament.#COVID_19https://t.co/ltDY94EY7U
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 4, 2020
Trump and Khamenei finally agree on something https://t.co/ZPAcS5suwd
— Adam Taylor (@mradamtaylor) March 3, 2020
I'm gonna need a smaller butterfly net. pic.twitter.com/uhwjyt0WZY
— ɪᴀɴ ᴍ ᴍᴀᴄᴋᴀʏ, ᴘʜᴅ ????? (@MackayIM) March 4, 2020
That last one is an excellent example of the “why don’t these so-called experts who spend their whole lives studying this subject try this painfully obvious thing I just thought of?” school of idiotic thought.
As I just posted in the previous thread (I won’t repeat the facts I cited), this illness isn’t as dangerous to healthy people as the numbers indicate (death rates of 3.4, or 2.4 or even 0.4 for the general population); people under 70 and in good heath have little chance of suffering any serious issues if they come down with the corona virus; however, they still will have a virus that if not carefully managed – i.e. lots of rest and fluids! – can lead to far more serious and dangerous issues! This corona virus is dangerous, for sure.
That should have read “for the general population here in the U.S.”
@Shalimar: And it worked perfectly for dog flu and snout fever.
I wish we were getting any sort of useful information about practical precautions to take. Sad when John Oliver’s comedy news show is vastly more informative than US government people.
Thanks for your daily coverage- this site is one of the first places I visit every morning (Al Jazeera is the other) to get quickly up to speed.
Adding my thanks to BobS’s–just about every link I’ve used to get more info has come from your daily roundups.
Cannot ship them to Madagascar. Hasn’t he played Pandemic?
Sometimes I feel like I am living in the prequel to the Decamaron.
Reposting from last thread:
From Bellevue/Seattle here.
Yesterday, Microsoft told all their employees to work from home for three-four weeks. My day job (smallish tech co. ) has cancelled all travel. There are petitions circulating to close schools, though those aren’t getting too much play yet. Traffic is noticeably lighter.
In my #2 job, cashier at the grocery store, things are . . . interesting. Like the Chinese curse version of interesting.
Since Friday, there has been a panicked run on staple foods, soap, bleach, rubbing alcohol, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and especially (& inexplicably) toilet paper. Dear gods, the TP sales. We’ve sold out four times in five days.
Hand sanitizer, masks, gloves have been gone for a month, people are very pissy about it.
Every shift is like blizzard Thanksgiving. It’s exhausting.
On the bright side, there is lots of chocolate and wine left. I have no idea how bad this is likely to get, but those will help me get through it.
@Cckids: bringing my answer up from the previous thread:
One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is diarrhea. They’re buying toilet paper so they won’t run out if they’re stuck inside for up to 4 weeks, possibly with other sick family members.
@Sab: Do any of us have diverting tales to take our minds off the plague raging outside our walls?
First confirmed case in South Africa. Sigh. I’m 72 with COPD. Fortunately, I’m a recluse and housebound, so reckon I’m safe.
I just got home from the grocery store. No Purell, of course, but I did come home with 4 bottles of wine and 3 packages of chocolate.
I’m kind of trying to get enough non-perishable staples to last for about 3 months.
i SWEAR I did not see your comment before I went to the store.