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  • https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/chi...-1975-20200126
    China has now confirmed 56 deaths and 1,975.

    For reference to total number of global SARS cases were 8089 and it cut around 1 percentage point from Chinese GDP. That pandemic also moved much more slowly. To me, this will undoubtedly be worse.

    In any case, this is about the official number. It's now progressed like this:
    • Jan 17: 41
    • Jan 19: 62
    • Jan 20: 201
    • Jan 21: 291
    • Jan 22: 440
    • Jan 24: 830
    • Jan 25: 1,287
    • Jan 26: 1,975
    Those numbers are terrifying but I'm about to scare you much more. Here's why the latest number is statistically impossible, and almost certainly far too low.

    Canada became the latest country to confirm a case of coronavirus. That brings the total number of people infected abroad to at least 32 by my count. At least 30 of them have a direct connection to Wuhan city and yet thatprovince has only reported 761 cases.


    That means there is one foreign case directly tied to Wuhan for every 25 cases in the city. Put differently, that means that in the short window of incubation -- two weeks at most but probably half that -- one in every 25 people in the city would have had to travel abroad -- or about 433,639 people.

    To put that into perspective, Sweden is the most well-traveled country in the world and has almost the same population as Wuhan (11 million). The average number of international trips each day is just over 30,000. If you were adjust for people who took multiple trips per year that would conservatively fall to 20,000. Nevermind that Sweden is one of the richest countries in the world and travel to the rest of Europe is extremely cheap and easy. But citizens of Wuhan would have had to travel abroad at more than twice the rate of Swedes for the 761 number from Wuhan to be even remotely possible.

    This is the exact methodology that the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis used on January 17, when China had reported just 41 cases they estimated 1700 cases.


    This epidemic is far worse than the reported numbers, but China's efforts to seal off +50 million people and shut down a dozen cities already told you that.

    Still not scared? A big debate in the virus community right now is the basic reproduction number of this virus. That's how many people each person passes it to, on average. If it's 10 that means it spreads very quickly, if it's less than 1 it inevitably dies out. A new paper from China pegs it at 3.3-5.5 and at this point that basically means it's unstoppable baring some intense quarantines and a bit of luck. Another paper initially had it at 3.8 but has scaled that back to 2.5 and another in the UK (cited below) has it at "2.6 or higher."

    You can still stop an epidemic at that point but you need to contain 60% of cases.


    Yet even at that level, here's what Neil Ferguson, an infectious disease modeller/epidemiologist and Director of J-IDEA and the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis says the outlook is bleak:


    Still not scared? Another paper estimatesthat the mortality rate of coronavirus is 15%.

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    • The Virginia Department of Health is investigating three possible cases of the novel coronavirus.

      The three patients, two in central Virginia and one in Northern Virginia, meet the clinical and epidemiologic criteria for the virus that's prompted China to put millions under quarantine, the Virginia Department of Health said Sunday.

      The health department has not released more specific information about where the patients live, work or have traveled.


      Specific details about the patients won't be released to protect their privacy, health officials say. Officials say they are working closely with the patients and those they've had close contact with recently.

      Health officials in Virginia say that patients under investigation generally went to their doctor with specific symptoms and had traveled to China within 14 days of feeling ill. Samples will be collected and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.

      At this point, coronavirus has not been confirmed in the three patients....https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...cases/2204229/
      CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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      • Has there been any confirmed transmission outside of China? The only potential one I had seen was in Malaysia. And if it was it was within the family.

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        • The Bordeaux patient in France believes he was infected at the Wuhan railway station , where the fish market is located (where the virus was first detected), or on the train. “I started coughing a few days later. "

          https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...he-netherlands

          This train station is only a few blocks from the seafood market. It was closed on January 23.

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          Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market

          The market occupies over 50,000 square meters and houses over 1,000 tenants,[8][9] and is conveniently located within a couple blocks from the Hankou railway station.[10] It is the largest seafood wholesale market in Wuhan and Central China.[11][12]

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huanan...olesale_Market

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          Hankou railway station

          The station's location near the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market may have contributed to the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.[2] On 23 January 2020, the station was closed, along with all other transport infrastructure in the city, due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.[3] This unprecedented measure in human history became known as the 2020 Wuhan lockdown.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hankou_railway_station
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • Anyone else finding this..ummm...very concerning?

            Dr. Erik Feigl-Ding
            https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/statu...15156838109185

            "The early outbreak data largely follows the exponential growth. We estimated that the mean R0 ranges from 3.30 (95%CI: 2.73-3.96) to 5.47 (95%CI: 4.16-7.10) associated with 0-fold to 2-fold increase in the reporting rate. With rising report rate, the mean R0 is likely to be below 5 but above 3. Conclusion: The mean estimate of R0 for the 2019-nCoV ranges from 3.30 (95%CI: 2.73-3.96) to 5.47 (95%CI: 4.16-7.10), and significantly larger than 1. Our findings indicate the potential of 2019-nCoV to cause outbreaks."

            https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1...01.23.916395v1

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            • VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS AND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV) OUTBREAK

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2020
              Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, lorrie.andrew-spear@vdh.virginia.gov

              Virginia Department of Health Announces Preparations and Activities
              Related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak


              (Richmond, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and local health officials statewide are monitoring developments surrounding the respiratory outbreak first detected in Wuhan, China caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This is a rapidly evolving situation. To provide the latest local information and updates to Virginians, VDH has developed a novel coronavirus webpage. This webpage provides important information about the outbreak and offers resources for healthcare providers.

              Common coronaviruses can cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness, like the common cold. Public health officials are still learning about 2019-CoV and how it affects people. Some people who have become ill with 2019-CoV have had mild symptoms. Others have had more severe illness, including some deaths. Symptoms include fever, cough, and trouble breathing, and can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure. Although 2019-nCoV is spreading between people in parts of Asia, scientists do not yet know how easily it spreads. Closely related viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) mainly spread from person-to-person through close contact or respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

              VDH is encouraging health care providers to ask patients about recent international travel and consider 2019-nCoV infection in patients who have traveled to Wuhan, China within 14 days of the onset of symptoms, including fever and respiratory symptoms. When potential cases are reported, laboratory samples are collected and submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. These cases are called Patients Under Investigation.

              Currently Virginia is investigating three residents in the central (2) and northern (1) regions of Virginia who meet both clinical and epidemiologic criteria for 2019-nCoV. Beginning January 27, VDH will post the number of Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) who meet both clinical and epidemiologic criteria for 2019-nCoV testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the VDH novel coronavirus webpage. To protect patient confidentiality, specific details about these patients will not be provided. Public health is working closely with these patients and anyone who was in close contact to prevent the spread of illness.


              VDH is also reminding Virginians that there are steps everyone should take to prevent respiratory illness – especially with the influenza (flu) and respiratory disease season underway in Virginia. These include getting a flu vaccine, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, and taking flu antivirals as prescribed.

              VDH recommends travelers to China protect themselves by avoiding contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). CDC has issued a Travel Warning to avoid nonessential travel to Hubei Province, China, including Wuhan. CDC has also issued a Travel Watch to practice usual precautions for China. (See https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destina...travel-notices.)

              For more information on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/.http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/202...ncov-outbreak/
              CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

              treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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              • Donna Young‏ @DonnaYoungDC
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                #CDC reports 5th case in Arizona. All 5 #nCoV2019/#2019nCoV in people who had traveled to #Wuhan
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                • Urgent CDC Presser At 3PM - Two Confirmed Cases In California 1 in Arizona

                  CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


                  What
                  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.


                  Who
                  Nancy Messonnier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases


                  When
                  3 p.m. ET Sunday, January 26, 2020


                  Dial-In

                  Media: 888-942-8391

                  Non-Media: 888-677-5724


                  Has anyone called in to listen? Apparently you need a pass code, I do not have one.
                  May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.

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                  • from Dr Niman just now, who is listening in

                    100 under investigation from 26 states
                    5 positive
                    25 negative

                    http://recombinomics.co/topic/4528-u...#comment-15212
                    May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.

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                    • 106 min podcast : http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-584/...4XEBY_KzooeYS0 inks for this episode-----------------------------------------
                      why do I always have the feeling that people are not saying what they really think but rather
                      what serves their position, their career, their employer ?
                      joking, having fun while facing a pandemic estimating 50% mortality for those >65 among them
                      when infected

                      It mustn't be talked about the pandemic risk ?!?!?
                      [[ Should people flee the cities now, before it's too late ? ]]

                      Ralph Baric seems skeptical that China will succeed to contain it
                      1:02 , the deletion in the genome may disappear during the pandemic making it even more transmissable
                      1:07 joking about the doomsday people , it won't become more virulent
                      (as if it weren't bad enough)
                      1:18 H5N1 discussion , ridiculing the anticipated danger of these people [50% could die]
                      (and now we have 60M quarantined threatening a pandemic)
                      Last edited by gsgs; January 26, 2020, 05:07 PM.
                      I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
                      my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT

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                      • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China

                        This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

                        Updated January 26, 2020 Situation Summary

                        CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported more than a thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States, where 5 cases in travelers from Wuhan have been confirmed in four states (AZ, CA, IL, WA) as of January 26, 2020.

                        Source and Spread of the Virus

                        Chinese health authorities were the first to post the full genome of the 2019-nCoV in GenBankexternal icon, the NIH genetic sequence database, and in the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAIDexternal icon) portal, an action which has facilitated detection of this virus. On January 24, 2020, CDC posted in GenBank the full genome of the 2019-nCoV virus detected in the first U.S. patient from Washington state. The virus genetic sequence from the patient in Washington is nearly identical to the sequences posted from China. The available sequences suggest a likely single, recent emergence from a virus related to bat coronaviruses and the SARS coronavirus. The available sequence information does not provide any information about severity of associated illness or transmissibility of the virus.

                        Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, and there is evidence that person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.

                        Illness Severity

                        Both MERS and SARS have been known to cause severe illness in people. The complete clinical picture with regard to 2019-nCoV is still not fully clear. Reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Learn more about the symptoms associated with 2019-nCoV.

                        There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

                        On This Page
                        World map of coronavirus outbreaks.
                        View Larger Image Confirmed 2019-nCoV Cases Globally

                        See a list of locations Risk Assessment

                        Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including whether and how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

                        Investigations are ongoing to learn more, but person-to-person spread of 2019-nCoV is occurring. Chinese officials report that sustained person-to-person spread in the community is occurring in China. Person-to-person spread in the United States has not yet been detected, but it’s likely to occur to some extent. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. It’s important to know this in order to better assess the risk posed by this virus. While CDC considers this is a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time. Nevertheless, CDC is taking proactive preparedness precautions. What to Expect

                        More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. Given what has occurred previously with MERS and SARS, it’s likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur. It would not be surprising if person-to-person spread in the United States were to occur. Cases in healthcare settings, like hospitals, may also occur. CDC Response

                        • CDC is closely monitoring this situation and is working with WHO.
                        • CDC established a 2019-nCoV Incident Management Structure on January 7, 2020. On January 21, 2020, CDC activated its Emergency Response System to better provide ongoing support to the 2019-nCoV response.
                        • On January 23, 2020, CDC again raised its travel alert for the coronavirus outbreak. The travel notice for Wuhan City was raised from Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions to Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel. CDC also issued a Level 1: Practice Usual Precautions for the rest of China.
                        • CDC also is conducting entry screening of passengers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan, China to five major airports: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles, (LAX) New York city (JFK), and San Francisco (SFO).
                        • CDC issued an updated interim Health Alert Notice (HAN) Advisory to inform state and local health departments and health care providers about this outbreak on January 17, 2020.
                        • CDC teams have been deployed to support the ongoing investigation in Washington and Illinois to support the ongoing investigations of the two cases in the United States.
                        • CDC has developed a real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR) test that can diagnose 2019-nCoV in respiratory and serum samples from clinical specimens. On January 24, 2020, CDC publicly posted the assay protocol for this test. Currently, testing for this virus must take place at CDC, but in the coming days and weeks, CDC will share these tests with domestic and international partners through the agency’s International Reagent Resourceexternal icon.
                        • CDC uploaded the entire genome of the virus from the first reported case in the United States to GenBank.
                        • CDC also is growing the virus in cell culture, which is necessary for further studies, including for additional genetic characterization.
                        CDC Recommends

                        While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:Other Available Resources

                        The following resources are available with information on 2019-nCoV
                        CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                        • Did China Steal Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponize It?


                          https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...d-weaponize-it


                          related from October 2019
                          Canadian government scientist under investigation trained staff at Level 4 lab in China

                          Still no answers in probe of government scientists expelled from National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg



                          https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...hina-1.5307424



                          Just posting to add it to discussion forum.
                          May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.

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                          • Originally posted by Tea View Post
                            Did China Steal Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponize It?


                            https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...d-weaponize-it


                            related from October 2019
                            Canadian government scientist under investigation trained staff at Level 4 lab in China

                            Still no answers in probe of government scientists expelled from National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg



                            https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...hina-1.5307424



                            Just posting to add it to discussion forum.
                            The virus under study was Ebola, not SARS or MERS, so I think it is far fetched to believe the researcher transferred a weaponized Corona virus. Indeed, seen that China is the foremost victim of this current outbreak, if true it would be a usefully cautionary example about the risks of bio warfare.
                            What seems more likely is that the researcher freely shared best practices and research tips, to an extent that was deemed excessive by her employers in Canada.

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                            • Originally posted by etudiant View Post

                              The virus under study was Ebola, not SARS or MERS, so I think it is far fetched to believe the researcher transferred a weaponized Corona virus. Indeed, seen that China is the foremost victim of this current outbreak, if true it would be a usefully cautionary example about the risks of bio warfare.
                              What seems more likely is that the researcher freely shared best practices and research tips, to an extent that was deemed excessive by her employers in Canada.
                              Yes, I agree. I hesitated posting it, but figured I would add it to discussion forum.
                              May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.

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                              • as I understood it was research on multiple pathogens and a government examination for espionage and her lab is in Wuhan
                                I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
                                my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT

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