China's new #2019nCoV numbers are out. Case count now stands at nearly 6,000 in China (they include Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan in their count) & 132 deaths.
Jumped 1459 cases & 26 deaths overnite.
There are about 64 in more than a dozen other countries. No deaths outside of China. pic.twitter.com/TQFSf7SaWc
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) January 29, 2020
— CNN International (@cnni) January 29, 2020
Goddamn, I love this woman. Details specific measures while reaffirming her commitment to M4A and emphasizing the links between climate change and the spread of infectious diseases. https://t.co/nakbIvIylg
— Matthew Monagle (@LabSplice) January 28, 2020
C’mon, you *know* I was gonna boost this! Per Deepa Shivaram at NBC:
As focus on the coronavirus intensifies, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is releasing a new plan on how to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and better prepare for global outbreaks.
Her in-depth agenda focuses on fully funding global health agencies, investing in the development of vaccines and ensuring that health departments and hospitals are prepared to handle potential outbreaks.
“The best way to beat a pandemic is to prevent it from starting in the first place,” Warren’s plan says, “As president, I will work to build the foundations that help us catch infectious diseases before they spread.”
Though Warren does not specify where the funding would come from, a large portion of her plan revolves around funding organizations that would strengthen global health infrastructure. She specifically mentions fully funding the Centers for Disease Control, USAID and the Global Health Security Agenda, which involves 50 countries…
Of note, Warren makes a point to mention the importance of spreading factual information and countering misinformation in the process of combating global outbreaks. She says she will work with the private sector on this issue.
“Science will once again be in charge at the CDC,” the plan says.
The focus on science also ties into Warren’s portion of the plan that tackles the crossover between climate change and disease outbreak. Her plan folds in portions of her previously released plans on climate and adds in a focus on preventing spread of disease after natural disasters…
2. @WHO says it currently appears that about 20% people who contract #2019nCoV experience "severe" illness.
No word, though, on what efforts have been made to find mild cases that don't present for care in order to try to understand how much of the iceberg we're seeing. pic.twitter.com/D3WoYnx7ML
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) January 28, 2020