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Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of miles to another city where she infected five relatives without showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists have said, offering new evidence that the new coronavirus can be spread asymptomatically.The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about ho...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, American Medical Association, 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


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...
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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


Hubei is sweeping the province for undetected coronavirus cases by tracking and investigating purchases of fever and cough medicine

The detection method is the latest move in the province's crackdown on the coronavirus, which originated in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Hubei


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


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


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the effects of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered a...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: Wuhan uses 'dragnet' to identify infected residents – latest news

Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 5.58am GMT HSBC, the international bank based in Hong Kong and London, has reported a fall 30% fall i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Hsbc, Tokyo, Wuhan, Justin McCurry


Britain to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess

Foreign office seeking to organise flight for UK nationals stuck on ship where more than 450 people have virusInfected people in Wuhan to be ‘rounded up’ - live updatesThe British government has said it is “working to organise a flight” to evacuate citizens stranded on a stricken cruise ship where more than 450 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined off Japan after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was confirmed to have the dis...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: UK citizens to be evacuated from Diamond Princess – latest news

Wuhan’s new party chief targets three-day operation to clear city of infected people as economic impact deepens across the world. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 5.26am GMT A senior doctor treating patients in Wuhan has died from the co...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Tokyo, Wuhan, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Central Television, Coronavirus outbreak, Liu Zhiming


Senior Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus as authorities start to 'round up' patients

Officials go door to door in city of 11 million, with threat of punishment for delays in reporting symptomsCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesOne of Wuhan’s most senior doctors has died after contracting coronavirus, as authorities began a sweeping campaign inside the city to seek out patients infected with the deadly virus.“Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang hospital, died at 10.30am this morning after resuscitation efforts failed,” reported the China Central Television’s microblog. Con...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, China Central Television, Coronavirus outbreak, Liu Zhiming, Wuhan Wuchang


Coronavirus live updates: infected people in Wuhan to be 'rounded up' – latest news

The city’s new party chief targets three-day operation to clear city of infected people as economic impact deepens across the world. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 2.59am GMT South Korea is sending the presidential jet to evacuate its ...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, Science, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Tokyo, Wuhan, Yonhap, KOSPI, Akihito, Naruhito, Masako


Coronavirus outbreak updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest developments hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHO 12.22am GMT Those national health commission figures have been released in the last few minutes.98 new fatalities were recorded on Monday, the commission said on ...
Tags: Apple, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Wuhan, Macao, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


A GOP senator keeps pushing a thoroughly debunked theory that the Wuhan coronavirus is a leaked Chinese biological weapon gone wrong

The conspiracy theory focuses on the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, a government lab near the meat market at the center of the outbreak.
Tags: Science, Gop, Wuhan, Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory


Coronavirus updates: China's second worst-hit city bans residents from leaving home – live news

People who flout new order in Xiaogan city in central Hubei face detention for 10 days as global death toll reaches 1,775. Follow live news and latest updates 4.22am GMT Just a bit more on the new measures in the city of Xiaogan, that confine residents to their homes ... on Friday, the state media outlet, Xinhua, reported that all residents in the city would not be allowed to exit and re-enter their communities or residential areas. Today’s announcement appears to be a further escalation of ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, East Asia, Hubei, Xinhua, Deutsche Welle, William Yang, Coronavirus outbreak, Xiaogan


A 21-year-old Canadian woman in Wuhan says she won't evacuate because she can't abandon her cat. Here's what her life is like under lockdown.

Canadian citizen Kristina Shramko has been filming YouTube videos insider her Wuhan loft. The quarantine has taken a mental toll on her, she said.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Kristina Shramko


One Wuhan family’s tale of quarantine, followed by infection … and tragedy

Liu Mengdi could only look on as her relatives were ravaged by the virus. Now she has been warned to stop posting about their traumaLiu Mengdi, 25, has been keeping a diary of the past few weeks as the coronavirus has ravaged her home town of Wuhan.“Today is the sixth day of the Wuhan lockdown [the city has been under quarantine for the last three weeks]. I thought my family, prevented from going out, would at least be safe,” she wrote on 29 January from Italy, where she is in her last year of u...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Liu Mengdi


A nurse in Wuhan, wearing a dress and veil made from a hazmat suit, married her fiancée via video chat

The nurse, wearing a wedding dress and veil made from a hazmat suit and carrying a rubber glove bouquet, said her vows via video chat.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


A couple under quarantine in Wuhan describe what it is like to be trapped in their home for more than 3 weeks

The only contact with the outside world is via the internet, they told Business Insider, which is how they found out three friends died from the virus.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Business Insider


Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of coronavirus was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a patient returned from China to Tex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, China, US, Cnn, United States, New Zealand, State Department, Illinois, Accuweather, Wuhan, Shenzhen


A cruise ship was stranded at sea for 2 weeks after 5 ports rejected it over coronavirus fears — but no one was actually infected

The ship was stranded at sea and quarantined for 13 days as port after port rejected it, fearing passengers were infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and ChinaIt has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavir...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Musicals, France, China, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Les Mis, Herbert Kretzmer


China Reports Over 15,000 Coronavirus Cases in Single Day Using New Diagnostic Guidelines

China reported 15,152 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to state broadcaster Xinhua, the largest jump in a single day and up significantly from the few thousand confirmed cases China typically reports daily. Chinese health authorities also reported 254 new deaths, the largest number in a single day…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, China, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Xinhua, Centers for Disease Control, Hubei Province, Scott Gottlieb, Ying Yong, Jiang Chaoliang, Coronavirus, Covid 19


A new study reveals early warning signs of the coronavirus. But it's taking a week for Wuhan patients with symptoms to be admitted to a hospital.

If patients aren't hospitalized or isolated during the first week of their symptoms, the virus could spread.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


More than 500 healthcare workers in Wuhan have gotten the coronavirus. One study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.

Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of infection.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


2 inmates at a UK jail were tested for the Wuhan coronavirus after a prisoner collapsed in his cell. Here's why prisons are among the worst places to handle outbreaks.

British prisons are often slammed for poor sanitation and overcrowding, making them vulnerable to disease.
Tags: UK, Science, Wuhan


Wuhan evacuees joyfully threw their face masks after their 14-day quarantine ended — but they could be celebrating too early

A new study from China says the coronavirus incubation period could be up to 24 days, which would render a 14-day quarantine ineffective.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan


Only 1 in 19 people who might have the coronavirus are being diagnosed in Wuhan, new research suggests

New estimates of novel coronavirus cases in the city of Wuhan, China, place the number of infected people far higher than the current reports.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Wuhan China



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