Infection Summary as of 6am GMT on February 15th, 2020:
-66,887 Confirmed Cases
-10,757 in Serious/Critical Condition
-29 Territories #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/diOUSXLDi2
— CoronaVirus News (@COVID19__News) February 15, 2020
A few longer reads and explainers, for the weekend…
— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) February 15, 2020
For a few weeks, some of the most distinctive voices out of Wuhan came from two video bloggers, Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin, who shared on-the-ground footage of pain, grief and terror caused by the coronavirus.
Now, they're both missing. https://t.co/I1y26aBGeP
— Vivian Wang (@vwang3) February 14, 2020
… [U]nlike the torrent of grief and anger online in response to the death of Dr. Li, news of Mr. Chen’s and Mr. Fang’s disappearances has been swiftly stamped out on Chinese social media. Their names returned almost no results on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, on Friday.
Still, Ms. Cook said the power of Mr. Chen’s and Mr. Fang’s videos, as well as the reporting done by professional journalists in Wuhan, should not be underestimated.
She pointed to the Chinese authorities’ decision this week to loosen diagnostic requirements for coronavirus cases, leading to a significant jump in reported infections, as evidence of their impact.
Mr. Fang, in one of his last videos, seemed struck by a similar sentiment. He thanked his viewers, who he said had been calling him nonstop to send support.
“A person, just an ordinary person, a silly person,” he said of himself, “who lifted the lid for a second.”
I talked to Amy McKeever @natgeo about #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #coronavirus pathogenesis. Always up to drop a little host response knowledge about how things like cytokine storms can make you sick!https://t.co/77clvaR8ft
— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) February 14, 2020
Followup to a story I linked here yesterday. Click on the first tweet, or on the ‘unroll’ below, to read the whole thread:
I did actually say the quote that is going around, but the article contained vital context — we don't know what proportion are symptomatic. Also we have only a rough estimate of what proportion of symptomatic people will have severe outcomes. pic.twitter.com/cWzvINSZBm
— Marc Lipsitch (@mlipsitch) February 14, 2020
Hola, the unroll you asked for: Thread by @mlipsitch: I did actually say the quote that is going around, but the article contained vital context — we… https://t.co/oNc18vbjIX. Share this if you think it's interesting. 🤖
— Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp) February 14, 2020