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Coronavirus: FTSE tumbles as world stock markets are hit by global spread of disease – latest updates

Nigeria, New Zealand and Lithuania report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live newsCoronavirus fears trigger biggest one-day fall on US stock marketMike Pence ‘not up to task’ of leading US coronavirus response, say expertsWhat are super-spreaders and how are they transmitting coronavirus?Share your experiences 9.29am GMT While the government hasn’t put anybody forward to be interviewed about the coronavirus this morning, the chairman of the Commons Health...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, China, US, World news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, TUC, Who, Jeremy Hunt, Lithuania, Dow Jones, Wuhan, BBC Radio

A Silent Epidemic? Experts Fear the Coronavirus Is Spreading Undetected in Southeast Asia

As coronavirus cases continue to soar globally, in at least one region a steady façade of optimism persists. Southeast Asia’s foreign ministers have joined hands with China and declared their intention to “stay strong!” Yet their hastily called meeting in secretive, socialist Laos last week suggests not so much resiliency as the need to shore up mutual support. Health experts are widely skeptical of the numbers reported by China’s neighbors, and believe the deadly infection is spreading und...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, News, Bali, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Harvard, Thailand, Beijing, NHS, Brazil, Finland

Real estate stocks slammed amid coronavirus market woes

Days of coronavirus-induced stock selloffs have driven the share price of numerous companies, including many in the real estate industry, plummeting.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Cdc, China, Analysis, Virus, Radio, Goldman Sachs, Zillow, Great Recession, Dow, Wuhan, S&P 500, Redfin, Industry News

Coronavirus: On the front line in Wuhan

The BBC speaks to a Chinese doctor who has been on the front line of fighting Coronavirus in Wuhan.
Tags: Health, Bbc, Wuhan

An agency staffer says workers who received American evacuees from Wuhan lacked proper training or protective gear

A whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking federal protection after complaining that more than a dozen workers who received the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, lacked proper training or protective gear for coronavirus infection control.
Tags: News, Stories, Wuhan, Department of Health and Human Services, Wuhan China

‘Simply Inadequate.’ California Governor Says State Only Has 200 Coronavirus Testing Kits

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California and federal officials were in the midst of an intense effort Thursday to retrace the movements of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus with no known connection to travel abroad or other known causes. The woman lives in Solano County, home to Travis Air Force Base, where dozens of people infected in China or on cruise ships have been treated. But Sonia Angell, director of the Ca...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, News, California, Cdc, China, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Associated Press, Solano County, Wuhan, Gavin Newsom

F8 accompli: Facebook, Epic Games, Microsoft, Unity abandon conference plans over Wuhan coronavirus fears

Big names drop out of GDC, HP axes partner event, stock markets in free fall Growing concern over the spread of the novel Wuhan coronavirus has prompted Epic Games, Microsoft, and Unity to announce on Thursday that they are withdrawing from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month. Facebook has also cancelled the meet-and-greet part of its F8 developer conference in May.…
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Software, Wuhan, Facebook Epic Games Microsoft Unity, Epic Games Microsoft

Whistleblower Claims Retaliation After Alleging Reckless Coronavirus Response

The Trump administration sent a team of government officials to receive patients from the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic without adequate protection, a whistleblower reportedly alleged in a complaint. The unnamed whistleblower – reportedly a high-ranking female official in the Department of Health and Human Services – alleged in the complaint to the Office of Special Counsel that Trump administration officials retaliated against her after she raised concerns about the lack of protectio...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, New York Times, Solano County, Wuhan, Trump, HHS, OSC, Department of Health and Human Services, Travis Air Force Base, Wuhan China, Naylor, Travis AFB, Fairfield California

"China could deploy 100,000 ducks to neighbouring Pakistan to help tackle swarms of crop-eating locusts..."

"An agricultural expert behind the scheme says a single duck can eat more than 200 locusts a day and can be more effective than pesticides.... Lu Lizhi, a senior researcher with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told Bloomberg that the ducks are 'biological weapon.' He said that while chickens could eat about 70 locusts in one day a duck could devour more than three times that number. 'Ducks like to stay in a group so they are easier to manage than chickens,' he told Chinese media.....
Tags: Law, China, Bloomberg, Bbc, Pakistan, Insects, Ducks, Wuhan, Weibo, Chickens, Ann Althouse, China Agriculture University, Lu Lizhi, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhang Long

California Monitoring 8,400 People for Coronavirus, 33 Have Tested Positive

California is monitoring 8,400 people who arrived in the state on domestic commercial flights for the Wuhan coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday.33 individuals have already tested positive for the virus, five of whom have been moved out of the state."We knew this was inevitable," Newsom said at a press conference. State officials remain in "constant contact with federal agencies," the governor stressed, adding that the state's top priority was obtaining more testing kits ...
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How the buzzy biotech upstart Moderna sped past Big Pharma to develop the first potential coronavirus vaccine in just 42 days

In the sprint to develop vaccines for the coronavirus outbreak, the world's largest drugmakers have been lapped by a startup biotech.  It took 42 days for Moderna to turn the genomic sequence of the virus into a vaccine candidate and ship it to US health officials.  The National Institutes of Health will now start the first human trial in a matter of weeks, focused on safety. It will require months of additional study to know if the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting people against th...
Tags: White House, China, US, Trends, Shanghai, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Wuhan, Zika, Jpmorgan, Johnson Johnson, National Institutes of Health NIH, Big Pharma, Sanofi, Fauci, Fudan University

Microsoft analysts refuse to flinch after the company's surprise coronavirus sales miss, but investors don't seem so brave (MSFT)

Microsoft announced it will miss a sales forecast for the upcoming quarter due to supply chain constraint caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. The affected part of its business is the segment that includes in its PC licensing and Surface hardware businesses. Revenue projects from other segments, such as its all-important cloud business, will remain unchanged. As is often the consensus among Wall Street analysts, those who penned research notes about Microsoft's announcement said all is well as lon...
Tags: Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, Trends, Ubs, Wuhan, Mizuho, William Blair, Ives, Redmond, Nikkei Asian Review, Wedbush Securities, Ader, Jason Ader, Shanghai Taipei

Sacramento Coronavirus Case From Unknown Origin Marks ‘Turning Point,’ State Says

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – State and federal health officials are trying to locate everyone who came in contact with a Northern California woman believed to be the first in the U.S. to contract the coronavirus with no known connection to travel abroad or other known causes. The woman lives in Solano County, home to the Travis Air Force Base where dozens of people infected in China or on cruise ships have been treated. But Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health, said th...
Tags: Health, Japan, News, California, Cdc, China, US, Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, Solano County, UC Davis, Wuhan, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Northern California

How the coronavirus has impacted Hollywood movies like the next James Bond and 'Mission: Impossible,' and what could happen next

As the coronavirus spreads through various countries, Hollywood is already feeling the effects. The China premiere of the next James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," was canceled and production on the seventh "Mission: Impossible" installment was postponed because of coronavirus concerns. Disney's $200 million "Mulan" remake may not even be released in China, which one box-office expert said is likely its biggest theatrical market. It remains to be seen whether moviegoing in the US could be signi...
Tags: Hollywood, China, Disney, US, Trends, Italy, James Bond, Amc Theatres, Ken Burns, Skyfall, Wuhan, Comscore, Robbins, Business Insider, Shanghai Disneyland, Paul Dergarabedian

Disturbing Letter About Life in COVID-19 Ward in China Is Abruptly Retracted

Earlier this week, British medical journal The Lancet published a brief correspondence from two Chinese medical aid workers who said they were currently fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The letter, which describes extreme and intolerable working conditions inside the isolation wards, was suddenly retracted…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, The Lancet, Outbreaks, Retractions, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Here’s what countries are doing to try to contain coronavirus

BANGKOK — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe. With the illness pushing its way into a sixth continent and the number of sick and dead rising, the crisis gave way to political and diplomatic rows, concern that bordered on panic in some quarters, and a sense that no part of the world w...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, News, California, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Singapore, Sport, World news, Iran, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Shinzo Abe

COLUMN-China coronavirus roils oil markets, but China may ultimately rescue crude: Russell - Reuters

COLUMN-China coronavirus roils oil markets, but China may ultimately rescue crude: Russell - Reuters:The spread across the world of the Chinese coronavirus has probably wiped out global crude oil demand growth for 2020, but in something of an irony it’s likely to be China that will be responsible if any increase is eked out.There is little doubt that the coronavirus, which started in the city of Wuhan and has killed more than 2,700 people so far, will hit Chinese crude consumption this month, an...
Tags: Travel, China, Beijing, Italy, Wuhan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Russell Reuters, South Korea Japan Iran

Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger

Iran’s deputy health minister was drenched in sweat at the press conference on Monday where he vehemently denied Tehran was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak. He kept wiping his brow with his handkerchief and was in visible distress as he said quarantines were a “stone-age” way to address the problem, and Iran doesn’t need them. Then, sure enough, that night he tested positive for the virus himself and put himself in quarantine. The irony of Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi’...
Tags: UK, News, China, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, World Health Organization, Tehran, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Wuhan, Mike Pence, Islamic Republic, Qom, Health Ministry

Airlines Are Using Disinfectant That Kills Herpes and MRSA to Clean Planes in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

Airlines are turning to some of the world’s hardest-hitting disinfectants, capable of stopping everything from sexually transmitted diseases to the MRSA superbug, in the fight against the coronavirus. Qantas Airways, Korean Air Lines and Singapore Airlines’ Scoot unit are among carriers that helped evacuate people from the outbreak’s epicenter, the Chinese city of Wuhan, and from a cruise ship off Japan. They’ve stepped up aircraft-cleaning efforts as a result, trying to ensure that planes ...
Tags: Japan, News, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Sydney, Qantas, Tokyo, Aviation, Boeing, Mongolia, Wuhan, Singapore Airlines, Mrsa, Boeing Co

Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US coronavirus response

* President gives rambling address to reassure Americans * Trump says US ready to spend ‘whatever’s appropriate’ * Coronavirus – live updates * US officials confirm new case in northern CaliforniaDonald Trump on Wednesday put Vice-President Mike Pence in charge of the US response to coronavirus.In a lengthy, rambling and often confusing address meant to reassure Americans about the potential impact of the virus, Trump said the risk to the American people “remains very low”.Pence’s announcemen...
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Iran’s Incompetent Response to Coronavirus Threatens the Middle East and the World

The Iranian government has covered up an outbreak of coronavirus that now threatens the Middle East and has led to border closures and hospitalizations in five countries. Over the weekend of February 21, president Hassan Rouhani and other Iranian officials downplayed the growing crises as Iran’s death toll from the virus climbed. It is now apparent that the regime, which has threatened the region with ballistic missiles, drones, naval mines, and militias over the last few years, has become a hea...
Tags: Isis, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, World, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Lebanon, Wuhan, Gulf, Irgc, Rouhani

4 major questions facing Disney now that Bob Iger has abruptly exited his CEO role (DIS)

Bob Iger stepped down from his role as Disney CEO on Tuesday and longtime Disney exec Bob Chapek took his place. Iger led the company through major acquisitions and record-breaking box office success, but he leaves the role at an uncertain time for Disney's future. The Wuhan coronavirus has already impacted Disney's business, concerns are being raised about Disney Plus, and the Fox merger has yet to pay off at the box office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, Bob...
Tags: China, Disney, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Fox, Netflix, Barclays, Iger, The New York Times, Mulan, Brad Pitt, Ken Burns, Harrison Ford, Pixar, James Cameron

Amazon Warns Sellers Not To Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform not to gouge customers on protective face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that originated in mainland China continues to spread internationally and becomes increasingly likely to hit the U.S. From a report: The effectiveness of the masks as a preventative measure against infection by the coronavirus, a novel virus called SARS-CoV-2 which causes a disease called COVID-19, is unclear. Proper handwashing and avoiding contact ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Tech, Wuhan, Centers for Disease Control

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated The post R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Article, Egypt, National, Madagascar, Tunisia, Mauritius, Wuhan, Department Of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, Chinese Embassy, Bheki Cele, Ronald Lamola, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, Coronavirus, South Africa (country

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated The post Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Article, Egypt, South Africa, National, Madagascar, Tunisia, Mauritius, Wuhan, Department Of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, Chinese Embassy, Bheki Cele, Ronald Lamola, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, Coronavirus

Iran to Sentence Citizens Who “Spreads Rumors” about Coronavirus to Flogging, Three Years in Prison

An Iranian parliament spokesman on Wednesday announced that anyone found to be "spreading rumors" about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak will be sentenced to one-to-three years in prison and flogging, Iran state news agency IRNA reported."Spreading fake news over coronavirus outbreak will people panic. It also will pave the ground for the country’s shutdown," said Hassan Norouzi, spokesman for the parliament's legal and judicial committee, in comments translated by the Tehran Times.Norouzi sa...
Tags: News, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Wuhan, Rouhani, Middle East While, IRNA, Qom, Iraj Harirchi, Harirchi, Hassan Norouzi, Norouzi

Could virus outbreak create a global recession?

With cases of the coronavirus outside China rising, questions swirl about the global economic implications of the killer outbreak. One high-profile example was seen Monday. Stock indexes suffered one of their worst days in years, with Wall Street’s venerable Dow Jones index tanking more than 1,000 points at one point of the trading day. “What was largely a Chinese issue to resolve has soon become an international problem, with European eyes transfixed on Italian efforts to curb the spread of the...
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Another coronavirus vaccine sends a biotech's stock soaring

The race is on to find a vaccine for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus -- and another drug company said Wednesday that it hopes it will be able to develop a successful drug.
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New compounds block the replication of coronaviruses and other disease-causing viruses

According to a February 13 report from the World Health Organization, the Wuhan coronavirus has stricken more than 46,000 people and has caused over 1,300 deaths since the first cases in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
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Trump to detail U.S. coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5 billion

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON  President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested. A day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., Trump prepared to hold a White House press conference with experts from the Centers for Disease ...
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