Coronavirus: community outbreak declared in Hong Kong as government prepares to quarantine mainland Chinese entering city in hotels and other facilities

A top microbiologist has declared a community outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Hong Kong as a government adviser revealed mainland Chinese entering the city could be quarantined in hotels or public facilities under compulsory restrictions taking effect on Saturday. The dreaded confirmation of a local spread came a day after the government said all travelers from the mainland, […]

Coronavirus kills hero whistleblower doctor, Li Wenliang

     

Coronavirus Outbreak Strains Global Medical-Mask Market Chinese officials buy up local supplies, prompting factories elsewhere to ramp up

Chinese officials are buying up medical masks in the virus-wracked country from factories that typically supply hospitals around the world, forcing manufacturers to boost output globally and hospitals to ration supplies. Masks are essential protective gear for medical workers treating patients potentially infected with the newly identified coronavirus, which has spread across China and beyond. […]

Coronavirus spreads to Wisconsin as hundreds more Americans return to U.S. from outbreak’s epicenter

Health officials in Wisconsin confirmed its first case of coronavirus Wednesday, raising the total number of cases in the U.S. to 12. Earlier, hundreds more Americans evacuated from the city at the center of the outbreak landed in California. The two planes, carrying about 350 people in total, arrived at Travis Air Force Base in […]

Coronavirus tally in epicentre Wuhan may be ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

The official number of coronavirus cases in Wuhan might not reflect the true scale of the crisis as there may be many patients who are undiagnosed and not reported, medical experts said. Wuhan – the city of 11 million people where the deadly virus outbreak began in December – has so far reported more than 5,000 […]

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D.: Coronavirus – the good, the bad, and the ugly

Most of us feel at least a bit of anxiety over the latest ‘flu’ challenge – novel 2019 coronavirus(2019-nCoV). This stems primarily from the fact that we have a sense of helplessness about protecting ourselves and loved ones from this unknown. With the loss of trust in so many institutions, we’re also not certain that those charged with keeping […]

White House coronavirus task force holds briefing amid outbreak – 1/31/2020

 

Coronavirus will test the Trump administration’s ability to handle a crisis

President Donald Trump was sitting for breakfast with American business leaders last week when the conversation turned to the dangerous new virus spreading from China. Some of the assembled chief executives asked how Trump planned to confront the Wuhan coronavirus, which threatened to affect their global supply chains and spread into some of the world’s […]

U.S. calls coronavirus ‘unprecedented public health threat,’ issues rare quarantine for 195 evacuees in California

The United States issued a rare quarantine order Friday for 195 people evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, calling the illness an “unprecedented public health threat.” The evacuees are being held on an air force base in California. Nearly 10,000 people have been diagnosed with the rapidly spreading virus and […]

State Department: Travel Advisory January 30, 2020, China – Level 4 “Do Not Travel”

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers […]

Young man bravely describes the coronavirus situation in Wuhan & seeks help from the world.

This young man is risking his life to bring the truth to the world. Watch and share widely.

BREAKING: CDC confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois public health officials confirmed Thursday the nation’s first person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus that has already killed at least 171 people in China and infected more than 8,200 since emerging less than a month ago. The new patient is the spouse of the Chicago woman who […]

3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus (2 without symptoms)

TOKYO: Three Japanese who returned from Wuhan on a government-chartered flight have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday, as more Japanese evacuees from the Chinese city arrived in Tokyo. The three, two showing no symptoms, were among 206 people brought back on Wednesday from Wuhan, the city at the […]

American evacuees from Wuhan to be voluntarily quarantined

Hundreds of Americans who returned to the United States Wednesday from the epicenter of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are voluntarily quarantined at the March Air Reserve Base in southern California. Evacuees aren’t required to stay in base housing, but US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said passengers were asked to stay for three […]

Google is temporarily shutting down all China offices due to coronavirus outbreak

A Google spokesperson says the company now plans to keep its offices closed in accordance with the government guidance, and it’s also placed temporary business travel restrictions on flying to mainland China and Hong Kong. The company is also advising employees currently in China, and employees who have immediate family members returning from the country, […]

THE LANCET: 2019-nCoV Resource Centre

To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from across The Lancetjournals as it is published. All content listed on this page is free to access. MUST FOLLOW

From Bangkok to the Boulevards of Paris, Absence of Chinese Tourists Hits Hard The new coronavirus has visitors from China—the most lucrative group for many countries’ tourist industries—staying home

From the Galeries Lafayette in Paris to the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, tourist havens are feeling the absence of Chinese visitors, who normally would be flooding the globe during this Lunar New Year. The cause of their unlucky fortunes is the new coronavirus that has struck nearly 6,000 people and killed more than 130 in […]

LANCET: 1/29/20 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study

(Newest case study from LANCET describing a second group of 99 victims in Wuhan.) Methods: In this retrospective, single-centre study, we included all confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital from Jan 1 to Jan 20, 2020. Cases were confirmed by real-time RT-PCR and were analysed for epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and radiological features and […]

Importation and Human-to-Human Transmission of a Novel Coronavirus in Vietnam

The emergence and spread of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China, has become a global health concern.  Since the detection of the coronavirus in late December 2019, several countries have reported sporadic imported cases among travelers returning from China.  We report one family cluster of 2019-nCoV originating from a Chinese man. On January 22, […]

British Airways Suspends Flights to China as Coronavirus Cases Grow Number of people in China infected surpasses that of SARS nearly two decades ago

British Airways said it is canceling all flights to outbreak-stricken mainland China, the first major airline to do so as the number of people in the country infected by a fast-spreading new coronavirussurpassed that of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, nearly two decades ago. The British Airway flights will stay grounded at least until […]

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