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Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The news comes as the virus, which causes an illness dubbed…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Moscow, Disease, Outbreaks, Sergei Sobyanin, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Moscow Using Facial Recognition


Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Prisons, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Wuhan, Pandemics, U S State Department, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Anne Schuchat, Outbreaks, Gordon Chang, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure

Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchCoronavirus – latest newsDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of ...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Biology, Drugs, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Aids and HIV, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


More than half of all coronavirus cases outside China are from the Diamond Princess, but the cruise ship is already planning to set sail again in April

An infectious-diseases expert said the hygiene conditions on the Diamond Princess were abysmal, making him "so scared" of contracting the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: cruise ship accounts for more than half of cases outside China – latest news

WHO issues latest briefing; South Korean city sees surge in cases; and two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die South Korean city on high alert as cases soar at ‘cult’ churchExperts fear false rumours could harm China cooperation on virusBritons stuck on cruise ship to be flown homeShare your experiences 3.52pm GMT The World Health Organization is co-ordinating with the African Union to prepare the continent’s countries for potential arrivals of people infected with co...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Africa, World news, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, African Union, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after surge in cases – latest news

Mayor of Daegu orders shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries while two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die Share your experiences 1.10pm GMT Our Health Editor Sarah Boseley reports that 27 prominent public health scientists from nine countries have signed a joint statement of support for Chinese colleagues who are being attacked on social media, and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about the origins of the coronavirus.“We work very ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, China, World news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Sarah Boseley, EcoHealth Alliance, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Daszak, Norcros


2 Cruise Ship Passengers Die of Coronavirus, Raising Death Toll Outside China to 11

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan have died from COVID-19, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. They’re the first passengers from the cruise ship to die since it was put under quarantine on February 5, raising Japan’s death toll from the new coronavirus to…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, Science, China, Iran, Disease, Yokohama Japan, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shincheonji Church of Jesus


South Korea and Vietnam are asking millions to stay home to avoid coronavirus as more people get infected and die outside of China

The vast majority of the 2,100 deaths from coronavirus remain in China — but rates outside of the country are starting to creep up.
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Vietnam


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after spike in cases – latest news

Kindergartens and libraries closed with troops confined to barracks in Daegu city as two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die 7.05am GMT Here’s a summary of events so far on Thursday on the coronavirus. 6.12am GMT The mayor of a South Korean city of Daegu has told residents to stay inside, as a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to a local church raised the prospect of wider transmission. Reuters reports that malls in Daegu, the country’s fourth largest city...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Daegu, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: two Japanese passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Fatalities from cruise ship are believed to be a man and a woman in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 4.00am GMT South Korea has recorded 31 news cases today, taking its total to 82.The country’s disease control centre said 30 of the new cases were in the city of Daegu and surrounding Gyeongbuk province south of Seoul. 3.32am GMT The two Diamond Princess passengers who died on Thursday were both Japanese, NHK reported - an 87-year-old man an...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Seoul, Daegu, NHK, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongbuk


Coronavirus: two passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Japanese broadcaster says fatalities from the cruise ship are two passengers in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 3.21am GMT Over the past few days there has been increasing criticism of the Japanese authorities’ handling of the infection on the cruise line, as infections continued to mount, despite infection control measures being in place. Japan’s health minister, Katsunobu Kato, on Thursday defended Japan’s response to the outbreak in parliam...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Katsunobu Kato, NHK, Kyodo, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
Tags: Asia, Science, Bali, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Antara, Coronavirus outbreak


Scientists Create Atomic-Level Image of the New Coronavirus's Potential Achilles Heel

Scientists studying the new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China have published an atomic-resolution image of the protein that the virus uses to gain access to cells. This feat, which was accomplished using a Nobel Prize-winning method, could aid in the development of treatments or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Epidemiology, Cryo EM, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Coronavirus: two people die in Iran as cruise ship Britons face Wirral quarantine - latest updates

Deaths in mainland China pass 2,000 and Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise shipChina’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 5.02pm GMT Britons returning home from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has seen over 600 cases of coronavirus will be quarantined at the same NHS facility that housed people flown b...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, NHS, Global Economy, Tehran, Wuhan, Chinese Economy, Foreign Office, Britons


The 1,600-bed Wuhan coronavirus hospital that China panic-built in a few days is less than half full 11 days after it opened

Leishenshan hospital was hailed a modern marvel when it was built in just 12 days. However, its promise of 1,600 hospital beds is so far unfulfilled.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan


Foreign Office tells Britons not to leave cruise ship struck by coronavirus

Passengers who disembark Diamond Princess may not be allowed to board evacuation flight later in week, FCO warns Coronavirus: live updatesBritish passengers stuck on the cruise ship in Japan where over 600 people have been infected with the coronavirus have have been told to stay onboard by the Foreign Office.Japanese authorities said those who had tested negative for the virus were allowed to leave on Wednesday, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warned that passengers who disembark ...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Britons, Fco, Commonwealth Office FCO, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first two patients confirmed in Iran as cruise ship cases rise to 621 – live updates

Deaths on mainland China pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 11.18am GMT Japanese health officials said 79 new coronavirus cases have been detected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, taking the total to 621.The positive...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Associated Press, Isna, Chinese Economy, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Dissent becomes the next victim of coronavirus as China cracks down

Analysts say epidemic poses gravest threat to authorities since Tiananmen Square – and Beijing’s tight control could backfireThe coronavirus crisis in China has posed unprecedented political challenges to the authorities and prompted them to further crack down on speech freedom and tighten control over people in a desperate move to bolster the regime, say analysts and activists.After President Xi Jinping ordered “resolute efforts” to curb the spread of coronavirus in his first public remarks on ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Tiananmen Square, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong records second death – live updates

Deaths on the mainland pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 5.18am GMT Our full story on the exodus from the Diamond Princess has just gone live on the site.Here it is: Related: Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine 5.17am GMT Reuters has given us a fas...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Shanghai, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Mark Xia


Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine

More than 3,000 people to disembark over three days after ship proved a fertile breeding ground for Covid-19Deaths rise over 2,000 in China - latest updatesHundreds of passengers have begun leaving the stricken Diamond Princess in Japan after testing negative for the coronavirus, ending two weeks of quarantine that experts say failed to prevent the virus spreading onboard.Japanese TV showed passengers – who spent quarantine largely confined to their cabins – leaving the ship on Wednesday morning...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Tokyo, Yokohama, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Five millimeter diameter motor is powered directly with light

Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, with colleagues from Poland and China used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a rotary micromotor powered with light. The 5-millimeter diameter ring, driven and controlled by a laser beam, can rotate and perform work, e.g. by rotating another element installed on the same axis.
Tags: Science, China, Poland, University of Warsaw


Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Surpasses 2,000, Though China Maintains Outbreak Slowing Down

More than 2,000 people have died from the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing the latest figures including an updated tally from China’s National Health Comission.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Cnn, Outbreak, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, National Health Comission


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers begin to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 2.34am GMT Justin McCurry, our man in Tokyo, has been speaking to a Japanese health expeprt who fears some of the cruise ship passengers could yet turn out to be carrying the virus:Kentaro Iwata, ...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tokyo, Chinese Economy, Yokohama, NHK, Hubei Province, Justin McCurry, Diamond Princess


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers prepare to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 12.17am GMT Reuters has the latest health commission numbers. It says 2,004 people have died from the virus in mainland China, making a total around the world of 2,009 by my reckoning.Confirmed ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tencent, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Hubei Province


Chinese scientists say coronavirus illness symptoms peaked on February 1 — but they warn that the epidemic could 'rebound'

China could see a new spike in coronavirus cases once residents return to school and work, a new study found.
Tags: Science, China


China's handling of coronavirus is a diplomatic challenge for WHO

Beijing’s draconian measures to contain outbreak have delayed global transmissionThe World Health Organization is having to perform a diplomatic balancing act over the new coronavirus outbreak, caught between China – whose draconian measures to contain the disease have delayed transmission to the rest of the world –and China’s critics, who say its behaviour is typical of its disregard for human rights.At every press briefing, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended China’s h...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, Society, World news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus?

On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and spread to over two dozen countries. Rather than new drugs, they’ll be studying existing medications already used to treat HIV and other viral diseases. But why exactly…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2



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