UPDATE: China’s National Health Commission (NHC) issues higher number of confirmed cases: 4515 cases versus @PDChina number of 4193 an hour ago. A *65% jump* in confirmed cases in past 24 hours. Huge. Both have same upwardly-revised death toll at 106. @CBSNews is here. https://t.co/aF9ONufFmO
— Ramy Inocencio ??? (@RamyInocencio) January 28, 2020
Please help us fundraise for medical supplies for Wuhan. An opportunity to help contain the outbreak. https://t.co/O6e7QXVOdO
(and get your flu shot to reduce the burden on our health care system – it's still available and its not too late)@CanSocVirol @Dal_micro_immun @DalVPR
— Craig McCormick (@MCraigMcCormick) January 27, 2020
From the Washington Post:
BEIJING — As officials grow increasingly fearful about their ability to contain the fast-spreading outbreak of a novel coronavirus, this metropolis recorded its first death on Monday, hundreds of foreign nationals prepared to flee the country, and the U.S. government warned Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China and planned to boost airport staff to screen nearly all passengers from there.
In a rare public mea culpa, a Chinese official said Monday that the government had mishandled the early stages of the crisis, which has claimed at least 100 lives and infected more than 4,400 people. Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang, speaking with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, said his city did not release “timely and satisfactory” information at the start of the epidemic, and he appeared to blame higher-ups in his chain of command…
The mayor said 5 million people have already left his city, some before and some after the official quarantine. Meanwhile, more than 700 miles away, Beijing recorded its first death from the outbreak, according to the city’s health commission. A 50-year-old man who visited Wuhan on Jan. 8 developed a fever when he returned home a week later and died Monday — one of the pathogen’s younger victims. Seven other cases of illness in Beijing have been confirmed so far.
Late Monday, a top U.S. health official criticized Chinese authorities for not inviting U.S. and other international investigative agencies to join them in researching the new virus. While China has been more transparent than it was during the 2003 SARS outbreak, U.S. officials are still getting their information through press briefings rather than from direct transfer of scientific data, said Anthony S. Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases….
Amid growing alarm about the disease’s fast spread, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is boosting staffing at 20 U.S. airports that have quarantine facilities. Vice President Pence said Monday that those airports receive 90 percent of airline passengers from China. Previously, passengers from Hubei province were screened and tested at five airports if they showed signs of fever or respiratory illness or have been in contact with a sick person, the CDC said. The expanded effort will take effect in coming days….
Global markets took a sharp downturn Monday as investors grew increasingly anxious about the swift spread of the coronavirus beyond China. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 454 points, or about 1.6 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq indexes were also down 1.6 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively…
IIRC, that’s about the same Dow Jones drop as one of the Oval Office Occupant’s more incendiary trade tweets, so not too alarming, just yet.
UPDATE: U.S. State Department now tells @cbsnews planned charter flight to evacuate American citizens from Wuhan, China will land in *Ontario, California* east of Los Angeles. Passengers to pay back cost of flight and subject to “CDC screening, health monitoring and observation.” https://t.co/8sJ3z7Rzko
— Ramy Inocencio ??? (@RamyInocencio) January 27, 2020
Statement from Ontario Airport:https://t.co/WwPxbLMVIs
— Brian (@AWSUser) January 28, 2020
1. #2019nCoV: Big jump in cases.
Word of caution: we need to expect big jumps in cases now. As more testing is done, more positives will be found.
+1771 cases, to 4515 cases — in China.
+26 deaths. Now 106 deaths in China. None reported from elsewhere, to my knowledge. pic.twitter.com/DCMchBkd8r
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) January 28, 2020
Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus https://t.co/bxfdwdnFU0
— John D. Harden (@Jdharden) January 27, 2020
Jesus I had no idea that China’s health primary healthcare system was so bad/non-existent. Every paragraph in this story is more worrisome than the previous https://t.co/eqUnW1HqRd
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) January 28, 2020
Interesting interview with international students in Wuhan. This one talks about the panic spread by rumours on social media
Highly recommend the entire thread, where students talk about what it's like from within the coronavirus cordon. https://t.co/MJY2vUXoXD
— Elizabeth Law 思敏 (@lizzlaw_) January 27, 2020