Yesterday there were more #Covid19 cases reported outside of China than in China. A first, @WHO says.
4 new countries reported cases: Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland. This from WHO's Feb. 26 update. Brazil will be in tomorrow's. https://t.co/fucBMi9c9I pic.twitter.com/QjiWPZrJsB
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) February 26, 2020
20 countries have confirmed their first coronavirus cases in the past week https://t.co/eJDyuZnzSX
— CNN (@CNN) February 27, 2020
In case you missed it earlier, here’s another brief, useful article on how to prep realistically for a (the) coronavirus pandemic:
This post is based on the assumption that a #COVID19 pandemic will occur at some point and that Wave 1 will impact us, wherever we live, in the coming weeks and months.
It aims to prepare & familiarise us with that.#PLANnotpanic https://t.co/SSS16TRKY4 pic.twitter.com/i0mqii6qGS
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.@WHO just published guidance on how to prevent the spread of #COVID19 in a workplace & protect your customers, contractors &\ employees. We advise these measures to be taken now, even if #coronavirus hasn't arrived in communities where you operate. https://t.co/oDudAcNkuw
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 26, 2020
Religious pilgrimages are being suspended in the Middle East:
Coronavirus latest: Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims https://t.co/8vKH9GxSxr
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 27, 2020
In unprecedented move, Israelis advised to avoid all travel over virus fears https://t.co/obll52Ilbq
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) February 26, 2020
The world is 'on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic'.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 27, 2020
You probably have heard that Trump gave a press conference about ‘the Caronavirus‘, and to call that presser a sh*tshow would be an insult to mere harmless sh*tshows. We know he’s taking it (or at least its effect on the stock market) seriously, because instead of giving the pandemic response portfolio to Jared, he passed it on to Mike Pence, Official Scapegoat. Seriously, read the Washington Post‘s report on the big announcement; if we’re not totally doomed, it will not be for lack of trying by the squatting administration.
There's a tweet for everything.
Pence, perhaps, has gotten his medical degree in secret? https://t.co/1jZIUSiYw2
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) February 27, 2020
Technically speaking, Pence's usual medical recommendation to stay in the closet might sorta work in this case for a little while. https://t.co/Dl5QDtJq58
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) February 27, 2020
Dow futures turned from positive to negative during Trump’s coronavirus news conference
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 27, 2020
"Moody’s Analytics predicted a 40 percent chance that the virus would grow into a global pandemic that would push the United States and the world into a recession." https://t.co/BLkR9QQr75
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) February 27, 2020
Azar refuses to promise a coronavirus vaccine will be affordable for anyone:
"We would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable, but we can't control that price, because we need the private sector to invest.. Price controls won't get us there."
— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) February 26, 2020
The biggest sell-off in U.S. stocks in two years is just getting started, says strategists at Goldman and Citi https://t.co/SfwUUeyKKv
— Bloomberg (@business) February 27, 2020
17,000 Americans died of H1N1 in 2009, but it barely registered on Wall Street because stocks already crashed 50% and we were talking about a new Depression.
COVID-19 hit with the market at record highs, 80% of S&P 500 stocks above their 200-day. Sellers needed a reason.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) February 26, 2020
currently, the President is trying to cover up a pandemic because he cannot afford an economic crash which might result in the loss of criminal immunity he depends on to stay out of prison. https://t.co/yLFjABDSJ1
— klobgoblin (@Theophite) February 26, 2020
"I found most of what he said incoherent."
— World Health Org. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel reacts to President Trump's press conference regarding COVID-19.https://t.co/pVcGO9zQdI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 27, 2020
I’m dubious, right now:
A top Chinese respiratory expert says he is confident “the [coronavirus] epidemic (will) be basically under control at the end of April.” https://t.co/I5gV4pIJgx
— CNN (@CNN) February 27, 2020
"A case fatality rate of between 2% to 4% rivals and even exceeds that of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Even a case fatality rate of 0.7% is sobering. It is seven times the fatality rate for seasonal flu." https://t.co/3cxngxHHXK
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) February 26, 2020
TIL Woodrow Wilson helped spread a deadly flu outbreak by censoring the press. He was the worst. Excellent anti-censorship piece by my my colleague Sarah Ruger. https://t.co/tL64ADiRdi
— Neil Chilson (@neil_chilson) February 26, 2020