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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

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

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

Chinese Media Declares Hospital Director Dead From COVID-19, Then Alive, Then Dead Again

Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, died at 10:54 AM local time Tuesday morning after being infected with coronavirus, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Multiple Chinese state media outlets like the People’s Daily and Global Times reported Liu’s death yesterday but…Read more...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Cambodia, Flu, Wuhan, Pandemics, Weibo, Liu, Yokohama, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess

China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Authorities in China have deployed drones to combat the spread of coronavirus in a variety of ways since the outbreak began, including disinfectant drones and drones that fly around with a loudspeaker to tell people they should keep their masks on. But there’s another way that police in China have started to use…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Drones, Robots, Jetsons, Outbreaks, Children of Men, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Covid 19

China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

Health officials in China announced on Friday that the new coronavirus has sickened at least 1,716 health care workers and killed six. Roughly 87 percent of those health workers infected with COVID-19 were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, according to Chinese state media outlet China Daily.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Pneumonia, Hubei, Outbreaks, CGTN, Diamond Princess, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Zeng Yixin, China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead

Cruise Ship Previously Rejected by Five Countries Over Virus Fears Will Finally Be Allowed to Dock

The Westerdam cruise ship will be allowed to dock in Cambodia, according to a new statement from cruise ship operator Holland America Line. The ship had previously been refused entry by five countries over concerns that passengers might have been infected with the new coronavirus that has killed 1,116 and sickened…Read more...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Japan, Science, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Who, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Viruses, Cruise Ships, Holland America, Carnival Cruises, Sihanoukville, Guam

There's Now an Official Name for the Wuhan Coronavirus Illness

The World Health Organization has finally come up with a name for the illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that’s infected at least 40,000 people and killed over 1,000 worldwide. Meanwhile, scientists elsewhere have coined a new name for the virus itself.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Patient Did Not Spread Wuhan Virus Before Showing Symptoms, Experts Say

One of the scarier concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus may be overblown. This week, researchers appeared to debunk findings from last week that suggested the virus could spread from people not showing symptoms. Indeed, it seems the patient initially suspected of passing on the infection while asymptomatic did in fact …Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus

That Video of Farts Captured by Thermal Cameras Looking For Coronavirus is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video of people farting in public, captured by China’s thermal imaging cameras that are on the hunt for coronavirus? It’s completely fake.Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Science, Youtube, China, Social Media, Chinese communist party, Thermal Imaging, Airlines, Flights, Fake, Fakes, Ccp, Global Times, Outbreaks, Thermal Cameras

Delta and American Cancel All Flights to China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213

Delta and American airlines will cancel all flights to and from China as the confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus hits 213 and the number of confirmed cases reaches almost 10,000 worldwide, with over 100,000 more patients under medical observation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, China, Delta, Outbreak, Airlines, Flights, United, American, Hawaiian, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus

Delta, American, and United Cancel All Flights To and From China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213 [Updated]

Delta, American, and United airlines will cancel all flights to and from mainland China as the confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus hits 213 and the number of confirmed cases reaches almost 10,000 worldwide, with over 100,000 more patients under medical observation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, China, Delta, Outbreak, Airlines, Flights, United, American, Hawaiian, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, United Cancel All Flights

Report: White House Considering Temporary Ban on All U.S.-China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The White House is considering imposing a temporary ban on flights to and from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak centered in Hubei province, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday night, citing a person familiar with situation. The Washington Post and USA Today separately verified that such a ban was under…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, White House, China, Bloomberg, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Usa Today, Hubei, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus

State Department Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The State Department has urged U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to China amid an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus there that has killed at least a hundred people and has begun to spread across the globe, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Authorities are also considering implementing stricter screenings at borders and…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Bloomberg, State Department, Outbreak, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, State Department Urges Citizens

How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for the Wuhan Virus?

As a newly discovered pneumonia-causing virus threatens to engulf China and spread far beyond its borders, governments and researchers are scrambling to create a preventive vaccine. But will it arrive too late to help people? And is it possible that we missed having a head start on its development?Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus

20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

Two more cities in China are being placed on lockdown in an attempt by Chinese authorities to control the spread of a deadly new virus called 2019-nCoV and avoid a global epidemic. The SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people and sickened more than 570, spreading to at least four countries outside China so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Cdc, China, Who, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Pneumonia, Epidemic, Sars, Centers for Disease Control, Outbreaks, PHEIC, Pandemic, Huanggang

Deadly New Virus in China Has Reached the U.S., CDC Reports

What initially appeared to be an isolated, mild outbreak of a pneumonia-causing virus in China has quickly turned for the worse. On Tuesday, U.S. health officials confirmed the first case to have reached the country—a man who had recently traveled to the Wuhan region of China, where cases have been most common. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Pneumonia, U S CDC, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Coronavirus

New Virus Kills Sixth Person After Human-to-Human Transmission Confirmed

Health officials in China have confirmed that a mysterious new virus which originated in the city of Wuhan can be transmitted from human-to-human, not just from animals to humans. The news comes after a sixth person has died from the virus and at least 15 health care workers have been infected. The World Health…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, Science, Medicine, China, Thailand, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Sars, Outbreaks, Lunar New Year

The Mystery Virus in China Might Be an Undiscovered Cousin of SARS, Scientists Say

Scientists in China think they’ve made a break in the case of a mystery disease that’s caused pneumonia in dozens of people. In several patients, they’ve found a virus never before discovered—albeit one related to the viruses responsible for causing SARS and other respiratory illnesses.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Viruses, Outbreaks

A Mysterious Virus Is Sickening People in China

A mysterious pneumonia has sickened dozens of people in China, and one of the only things health officials know for sure is that it isn’t being caused by a past bogeyman like the SARS virus.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Sars, Outbreaks

Vitamin E to Blame for 'Vast Majority' of Vaping Illness Cases, CDC Says

Federal health officials are finally confident enough to single out a primary culprit for the wave of acute lung illnesses linked to vaping: an additive called vitamin E acetate often found in unregulated THC products.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Drugs, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Outbreaks, Vitamin E, Vast Majority of Vaping Illness Cases CDC

Pet Store Puppies Are Giving People Bloody Diarrhea

Dog lovers beware: Federal health officials are warning that puppies, particularly those found in pet stores, are once again behind an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug that can cause bloody diarrhea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Infectious Diseases, Outbreaks

The CDC Is Still Warning People to Stop Vaping Completely Over Lung Illness Cases—But Why?

In a new report out Monday, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged that the wave of lung illness cases and deaths linked to vaping has a main bad guy: Products that contain THC sold on the black market. But to the disappointment of some experts, the agency is still…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Outbreaks, Thc, Evali

Mysterious Cases of Paralysis in Children May Be Caused by Polio-Like Viruses

In 2014, a rare polio-like illness that attacks the nervous system of its often young victims first emerged in the U.S.—an illness with no clear cause, according to health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, scientists at the University of California San Francisco say they’ve unearthed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Polio, Outbreaks, Acute Flaccid Myelitis

We're Not Ready for the Next Pandemic

If the seeds of a pandemic illness were planted tomorrow, how would the world fare? Well, according to a simulation carried out on Friday by Johns Hopkins University, the answer is: terribly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, Simulations, Johns Hopkins University, Outbreaks

State Fair Hot Tubs Probably Spread Deadly Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in North Carolina

State fairs are a mixed bag in the best of times. But for a hundred or so people who attended the North Carolina Mountain State Fair this past September, it was a nightmare. State health officials have traced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease to the fair, with the most likely source of infection being contaminated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, North Carolina, Legionnaires Disease, Outbreaks, North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Hot Tub Legionnaires Machine

The U.S. Is Officially Free of Measles—for Now

It looks like we can breathe a sigh of relief. Despite two new cases of measles being reported late last week in New York, federal and state health officials are confident the country’s measles-free status will stay in place. But the new cases highlight just how much a challenge lies ahead in controlling the spread of…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Outbreaks, Measles

These Are the U.S. Counties Where Measles Could Strike Next

Like every single live-action Disney movie out this year, measles is making the comeback no one asked for. Already, there have been more than 700 cases of the viral and vaccine-preventable disease reported in the U.S. this year—a record high since it was eradicated in the country nearly 20 years ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccines, Outbreaks, Measles

How Much Worse Could This Measles Outbreak Get?

As of this week, there have been 695 cases of measles in the U.S. across more than 20 states this year—the highest annual toll seen since the disease was declared extinguished in the U.S. in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given that it’s only April and we’ve already broken a yearly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Outbreaks, Measles, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Given

County Bans Unvaccinated Minors from Entering Public Spaces, a First in the U.S.

Rockland County, New York is taking a drastic step to curtail its ongoing outbreak of measles. On Tuesday, Rockland County executive Ed Day announced a ban on minors unvaccinated for measles from entering public spaces like restaurants for a month. Though immunization statuses will not be actively tracked by police,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Rockland County, Outbreaks, Rockland County New York, Measles, Measles Outbreak

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