– 362 people dead
– Over 2,000 in serious condition
– Over 17,000 people infected, with around 400 people who have recovered.
– Over $400 billion wiped off Chinese stock markets today
– Infections in 24 countries
– China says it urgently needs medical equipment
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) February 3, 2020
This is a pretty interesting tidbit from the most recent @WHO report on #2019nCoV. Not surprising – kinda sad, but definitely necessary. The R0 of misinformation is massively higher than the R0 of the virus.https://t.co/xJao5bGLg6 pic.twitter.com/jq7nJUxnvu
— Kristian G. Andersen (@K_G_Andersen) February 2, 2020
For the first time, coronavirus got the top slot on the evening tv news — either it’s broken through the America-centric media barrier, or all the ‘name’ reporters were busy with Super Bowl prep. Seriously, though, I suspect the people who are in a position to make the rest of us care about a news event have decided this is gonna affect their bottom line. It’s no longer the proverbial nine days’ wonder — attention must be paid.
CNN, this morning:
The US has begun implementing new rules around travel from China as the coronavirus death toll creeps higher — rules that include re-routing Americans flying into the country to specific airports for screening…
In the US, government officials urged residents not to travel to China, issuing a level 4 travel advisory, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
For Americans who traveled there in the past 14 days, the US Department of Homeland Security said there are a total of 11 designated airports — including John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — where travelers can enter the US. Those airports, the government said, have more resources to conduct enhanced screening procedures.
If passengers are screened and show no symptoms they will be re-booked to their final destination and asked to “self-quarantine” inside their home, DHS says…
To help expedite that process, Wolf said, Customs and Border Patrol and air carriers will identify passengers who fall under the restrictions before their scheduled flights.
“Once back in the U.S., it’s imperative that individuals honor self-quarantine directives to help protect the American public,” he said in a statement.
The new rules also mean foreign nationals who were recently in China will be temporarily denied entry into the US, Azar said…
— WMTW TV (@WMTWTV) February 3, 2020
From Patient Zero to nearly 12,000 cases: How early missteps and secrecy in China may have allowed the coronavirus to spread. The definitive timeline from ?@gerryshih? ??@emilyrauhala? and ?@bylenasun? and our amazing Beijing team https://t.co/Cx1RRHbK39
— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) February 1, 2020