January 2020 China Coronavirus

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krzepice1976

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China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break.
New infection cases on Saturday recorded the first drop since Feb. 1, falling back below 3,000 to 2,656 cases. Of those, 2,147 cases were in Hubei province.

The total of confirmed coronavirus cases in China stood at 37,198 cases, the commission data showed.

Joseph Eisenberg, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, said it was too early to say whether the epidemic was peaking.

“Even if reported cases might be peaking, we don’t know what is happening with unreported cases,” he said. “This is especially an issue in some of the more rural areas.” Of the coronavirus deaths, 81 were in Hubei province, where the virus has infected the most people by far. New deaths in Hubei’s capital Wuhan saw a rare decline.
The new deaths on Saturday reached another daily record at 89, data from the National Health Commission showed, pushing the total well over the 774 who died from SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.
 

krzepice1976

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(CNN)A study published Friday in the medical journal JAMA found that 41% of the first 138 patients diagnosed at one hospital in Wuhan, China, were presumed to be infected in that hospital.
This is big news. In plain English, it means that nearly half of the initial infections in this hospital appear to have been spread within the hospital itself. This is called nosocomial transmission. (Doctors use big words to hide bad things: Nosocomial means caught it in the hospital.)
 

krzepice1976

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#Tianjin, a big city next to #Beijing, with a population of 11M, announced lockdown on Feb 6. Over 80 cities in #China locked down to battle #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak


Probably somewhere in #Guangdong province(the man in the video speaks Cantonese), a huge temporary "hospital" under construction. 据说是 #广东 某地,大型临时医院在建,收容 #武汉肺炎 #新冠肺炎 病人。
#Coronavirus #coronaviruschina #CoronavirusOutbreak
#全民反抗 #全民自救 https://t.co/7EhniJqIPy

Someone told me this is at Zhongluotan, Baiyun District in Guangzhou City. 有人说这是广州白云区钟落潭
 

krzepice1976

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Document of Luopu Community of Panyu District in Guangzhou
Main point: As there're not enough masks, thermometers, disinfectants, and other plague prevention suppliers, we strongly recommend all businesses postpone their re-opening time to no later than March 1.#Coronavirus https://t.co/e6y2LQOXBP
 

willrod1989

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It appears as if another hot spot is Singapore. There were 7 new cases reported, with contact tracing underway. At this time, there still isn't widespread transmission ongoing in more than one region around the world, and, hopefully, we can keep it that way. The number one way to protect yourself is to stay away from anyone showing any respiratory symptoms, and to avoid touching your face without washing your hands.

The mainstream news media has been criticized lately for saying that the flu is a bigger deal. While it's technically true that this new coronavirus initially has a higher case fatality rate than the common flu, it's actually important to protect yourself from the flu for a few reasons. First of all, if we can limit the spread of the flu, it makes it easier to spot these cases. Also, if you end up getting the flu, it can compromise your immune system and your lungs, leaving you more vulnerable to severe complications from the coronavirus. Finally, and most importantly, the same advice used to protect yourself from the flu will help protect you from the coronavirus. Most importantly of all- keep your hands away from your face and wash them frequently! Studies have show that, along with super-spreader events, people touching contaminated surfaces and then touching mucous membranes contributes to the unusually high R0 value of this infection.

The only real way to beat this virus is through aggressive control measures and public education. Don't be alarmed if you see a few hot spots crop up here and there. As long as public education campaigns and aggressive contact tracing continue, we should be able to slow down the spread of this virus to either eradicate it, or buy us enough time to develop treatments or vaccines. Keep a close eye on the news in your local area, and continue to follow the same precautions that you would take during cold and flu season.

We still have a long way to go to resolve this outbreak, but it's not quite time to panic yet. Just remember, be aware, not alarmed.
 
Coronaviruses remain infectious on surfaces for up to 9 days
 
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Steph

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Coronavirus: incubation period could be up to 24 days, Chinese scientists say
I'm a bit tedious about this one. Some are saying 7 days, some 14 and now 24?
 
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