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Will glasses and a plastic mask keep you safe from Covid-19?

You may think that donning a face mask on your daily commute is enough to keep you, and others, safe from catching coronavirus. But now, new research suggests you should add a pair of specs to your ensemble, too. According to a study conducted in China, coronavirus patients were five times less likely to wear glasses than the general population. The team, from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, says they believe this is because ACE-2 receptors, which the virus latches onto to...
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Prepare to Not Panic for the Next Wuhan Coronavirus

I will add to this post when I have time from advising decision makers. Prepare Don't Panic Note: Toilet paper alternatives may be found here and here. What do you wish you had ready before this current Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic? The American  National Disaster Medical System  is stress tested yearly. It will experience an actual test this year. I have every confidence they will succeed. Then ask, what can you assemble using common sense for the next one? Yes, there will be a ne...
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Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
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23 bus passengers contracted coronavirus from 1 infected person. No one was wearing a mask.

Tibetan Buddhist monks board a bus (long before the coronavirus pandemic) on July 21 ,2017 in Litang County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Wang He/Getty Images A new study shows how one superspreader's coronavirus infection spread to 23 others in less than 2 hours, when they piled on to a bus together, without masks, to get to an outdoor worship event at a Buddhist temple.The study is the latest to demonstrate how six feet of distance isn't always enough to p...
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Coronavirus researchers must examine Trump-backed conspiracy—or lose funding (ars technica)

Enlarge / The Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. (credit: Getty | Hector Retamal) A New York-based nonprofit that has worked for decades to better understand and prevent the type of coronavirus pandemic now engulfing the world was abruptly stripped of its federal research funding in April. The White House specifically directed the National Institutes of Health to cancel the multimillion-dollar research grant after President Donald Trump p...
Tags: New York, News, White House, China, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump, Beth Mole, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, EcoHealth Alliance, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology WIV, nonprofit Now the NIH


Why U.S. intelligence findings undermine the Trump administration's Beijing-centric coronavirus narrative

American officials familiar with a new internal report conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies said the findings affirm previous claims that local officials in Wuhan and Hubei Province hid coronavirus information from Beijing at the beginning of the pandemic, The New York Times reports.The U.S. report certainly doesn't exculpate the central government from wrongdoing, which occurred at all levels of the Chinese Communist Party, but it does make for a more nuanced reading of the pandemic'...
Tags: News, Washington, China, Dnc, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Chinese communist party, Times, Wuhan, Pillsbury, Trump, Hudson Institute, Hubei Province, U S intelligence


Wuhan and Hubei Province officials tried to hide coronavirus information from China’s central leadership, US intelligence says

US intelligence officials claim that local officials in China kept the devastation caused by the coronavirus in its earliest days away from the broader Chinese government for weeks, slowing the nation's ability to respond to the virus before it began to spread.The intelligence report, detailed in a New York Times story, concluded that city officials in Wuhan and in Hubei Province, where the virus first emerged, attempted to hide the information from the central Chinese government.
Tags: News, China, US, New York Times, Wuhan, Hubei Province


China evacuates thousands after floods threaten villages

China has evacuated thousands of residents after a landslide blocked a river and created a barrier lake that threatened to submerge neighbouring villages, as large parts of the country reeled under some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. The landslide occurred on Tuesday when 1.5 million cubic metres of earth fell into a tributary of the Yangtze river near the city of Enshi in Hubei province, the Xinhua news agency said, citing local flood control authorities. China's state weather bureau sa...
Tags: News, China, Yangtze, Xinhua, Hubei Province, Enshi


America Is on Track for a Million Coronavirus Cases a Day, and at Least 800,000 Deaths, by the End of 2020

If someone had suggested five months ago that we would be seeing more than 3 million cases and 135,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by mid-July, I wouldn’t have believed it. But now it’s distinctly possible that, five months from now, half of all Americans could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, and more than 800,000 Americans may die in this extraordinary outbreak. That is what many of our most prominent public-health experts now expect. Could their projection models be off base? Maybe. But do...
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Shandong University offers high-tech support to fight against coronavirus epidemic

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the SDU-NTU Joint Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research has developed two types of robots, which were sent to hospitals in Wuhan and Huanggang in China’s Hubei Province to aid front-line fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Tags: Health, China, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Huanggang, Shandong University


The Country with the Best Covid-19 Response? Mongolia.

Several countries have had solid responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. But Indi Samarajiva thinks we should be paying much more attention to Mongolia, a country of 3.17 million people where no one has died and no locally transmitted cases have been reported.1 Let’s have that again: 3.17 million people, 0 local cases, 0 deaths. How did they do it? They saw what was happening in Wuhan, coordinated with the WHO, and acted swiftly & decisively in Janu...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, England, Sweden, China, Spain, United States, Italy, Brazil, Who, Mongolia, Wuhan, Jason Kottke, Hubei, Hubei Province


Asia Today: Australia disappointed by China's barley tariffs

BANGKOK — Australia’s trade minister has described as “deeply disappointing” China’s decision to place tariffs of around 80% on Australian barley in a dispute that has been linked to Australian support for a coronavirus inquiry.The tariffs that take effect Tuesday come a week after China banned beef imports from Australia’s four largest abattoirs over labeling issues.Trade Minister Simon Birmingham rejects China’s claim that barley is subsidized by the Australian government.Birmingham also says ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Australia, China, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, World Trade Organization, Birmingham, Kim, Seoul, Bangkok, Wuhan, Jilin, Hubei Province


Beijing sesame sauce

At lunchtime on a regular weekday in October, the small restaurant in Beijing’s old Muslim quarter was extremely busy. I had to share a table with three middle-aged women, who were heatedly discussing real-estate flipping in crisp Beijing dialect. Their food came — meat pies, napa cabbage, and the restaurant’s famous baodu (blanched tripe). Soon every dish would be slathered in zhi ma jiang, or sesame paste, a condiment ubiquitous in Beijing cuisine. I first tried Beijing sesame paste as a ho...
Tags: Travel, China, Beijing, Wuhan, All, South China, Anhui, Hubei Province, Tahini, Beijing Sesame Paste, Beijing Sesame Sauce, Sesame Paste, Sesame Sauce, Zhi Ma Jiang, Mirko Kuzmanovic Shutterstock, Zhaofujie Food Store


Startups are transforming global trade in the COVID-19 era

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of "More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First." More posts by this contributor Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19 How Huawei is dividing Western nations Global trade watchers breathed a sigh of relief on January 15, 2020. After two years of th...
Tags: China, Tech, World Trade Organization, Silicon Valley, Huawei, Trump, Flexport, Scott, Liu, Oval Office, Manuel, Mike Bloomberg, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Anja Manuel, Scott Bade


Wuhan Plans To Test All 11 Million Residents For Coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic first broke out, are planning to test all 11 million residents in the next 10 days, Chinese media reported. No official announcement has been made, but district officials confirmed receiving marching orders from the city’s coronavirus task force, the reports said. It remained unclear if and how such a monumental testing campaign would happen. The short order came after the discovery last weekend of a cluster ...
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'10 days of battle': Wuhan draws up ambitious Covid-19 testing plan

Districts must submit plans to screen all citizens after cluster of new cases this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChinese authorities are preparing to test 11 million people in Wuhan after a small outbreak this week.The city in Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated with the first recorded cases, had reported few daily cases since early March and none since early April, until a cluster of six was confirmed at the weekend. Continue reading....
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus pandemic may have started in October, says UK-French study

The Covid-19 pandemic may have started as early as October, according to a new joint study of its genetic make-up by researchers at University College London and the University of Reunion Island. The pathogen wreaking havoc on the world, known scientifically as SARS-CoV-2, is thought to have made the jump from its initial host to humans at some point between October 6 and December 11. The findings – based on analysis of more than 7,000 genome sequence assemblies collected from around the world s...
Tags: UK, News, University College London, South China Morning Post, Hubei Province, Infection Genetics, University of Reunion Island


WHO Adviser Says It’s ‘Likely’ Coronavirus Leaked from Lab, Slams Trump Admin Response to Pandemic

Jamie Metzl, a member of the World Health Organization’s International Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing, has speculated that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China."When they have outbreaks in China, the zoonotic jump [of the virus from animal to humans] tends to happen in the south in Guangdong or Yunnan Province, and not in Wuhan or in Hubei Province," Metzl told National Review. "They have the only level-4 virology lab in China, which happens to be in Wuhan and was stud...
Tags: News, China, Cotton, United States, Who, Wuhan, Guangdong, Trump, National Review, Hubei Province, Yunnan province, Wuhan China, Jamie Metzl, Tom Cotton R Ark, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Metzl


How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan’s animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Missouri AG Claims Coronavirus Lawsuit Could Eventually Win ‘Tens of Billions of Dollars’ from Chinese Government

Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt on Wednesday told National Review that he believes the state's first-of-its-kind lawsuit against China could potentially bring massive compensation to Missourians who have suffered as a result of Beijing's mishandling of the coronavirus.The lawsuit "seeks recovery for the enormous loss of life, human suffering, and economic turmoil experienced by all Missourians" caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Several defendants are identified, including the CC...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, China, New York City, Beijing, Missouri, Argentina, Wuhan, Ccp, National Review, Antonin Scalia, Ariz, Schmitt, Hubei Province, ERIC SCHMITT, Andy McCarthy


UC Davis Researchers Conducting Coronavirus Study Suggest Social Media Tracking To Help Forecast Outbreaks

DAVIS (CBS13) – UC Davis researches conducting a study of coronavirus-related posts on China’s popular microblogging website Weibo suggest that social media surveillance could help health officials identify and respond to emerging outbreaks. The study involved the analysis of over 12 million Weibo posts regarding COVID-19 between November 2019 and March 2020. UC Davis said the research found that posts about symptoms and the disease could help health officials predict daily case counts up to wee...
Tags: China, Davis, World Health Organization, UC Davis, Weibo, Hubei, Cindy, Hubei Province, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science, Cuihua, Kathleen Holder, Society Arts Culture


China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations. President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20. But by that time, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence, according to internal documents obtaine...
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Back from quarantine in China, Taiwanese fear discrimination at home

Stigma against people exposed to COVID-19 is not unique to Taiwan. But those returning to Taiwan after visiting China's Hubei province are bracing for more.
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Walmart Says It Will Invest $425 Million to Expand Presence in Wuhan over the Next Five Years

Walmart’s China branch announced at an investment conference hosted by the Wuhan city government on Wednesday that it was committing 3 billion yuan ($425 million) to expand its presence in the origin point of the coronavirus pandemic over the next five years.According to Walmart China, the company will be putting up at least four new Sam's Club stores, 15 additional shopping malls, and more community stores in the capital of China's Hubei province. The U.S.-based retailer already has 34 ...
Tags: News, China, Walmart, House, Nancy Pelosi, Sam, Wuhan, American Chamber of Commerce, Hubei Province, Josh Hawley, Jim Banks R Ind, Walmart China


How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump Slammed the WHO Over Coronavirus. He's Not Alone.

President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of acting too slowly to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. It was not the first time in this pandemic that the global health body has faced such criticism.Government officials, health experts and analysts have in recent weeks raised concerns about how the organization has responded to the outbreak.In Japan, Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister and finance minister, recently noted that some ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Paris, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump


Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Should the Industry Expect? | By Trevor Stuart-Hill & William P. Perry, Jr.

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first situation report on January 21, 2020, noting 282 reported cases with 3 deaths. 91.5% of these cases were found in the Hubei Province in China (World Health Organization, 2020). Just 66 days later, as of March 27, 2020, the global cases had risen to 509,164 with 23,335 deaths and 10 days after that more than doubled to 1.21 Million cases and 67,840 deaths. The United States currently represents 25% of the total global cases up from less ...
Tags: Travel, China, US, United States, World Health Organization, World Health Organization WHO, Hubei Province, Trevor Stuart Hill, William P Perry Jr


China Lifts Lockdown On Wuhan But Some Restrictions Remain

WUHAN, China (AP) — Amid streets newly bustling with cars and pedestrians, Wang Chun celebrated the lifting of a virus lockdown on her hometown of Wuhan on Wednesday with a dance outdoors after 2 1/2 months largely cooped up at home. “I’m so happy Wuhan has defeated the virus,” Wang said after recording a K-Pop-inspired duet with a male partner for posting on the internet. Neither of them wore face masks, at least for a brief few minutes. After she put on the mask again, Wang confronted the q...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, China, India, Toronto, Wuhan, Yangtze River, Hubei, Guangzhou, Chen, Wang, Xinhua News Agency, Xiao, Tong, Hubei Province


How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then jump to pangolins?In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far. Continue reading....
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animals, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


As China lifts its coronavirus lockdowns, authorities are using a color-coded health system to dictate where citizens can go. Here's how it works.

Provinces and cities across China are slowly lifting their strict coronavirus lockdown measures. Wuhan, where the coronavirus broke out, plans to end its lockdown on April 8. Local authorities are trying to prevent further spread by controlling citizens' movements via smartphone software installed in WeChat and Alipay, two popular instant-messaging and online payment apps. After people fill out a quick health survey, the software issues them with a colored health code — green, yellow, or red —...
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