UPDATE: Probably too late. Good politics though.
BREAKING: The White House is considering China travel restrictions amid concerns about Chinese citizens traveling to the U.S. – CNBC— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 28, 2020
UPDATE: This is a big white pill.
UPDATE: It is spreading in Germany now among people who never went to China thanks to one Chinese woman who infected everyone. What do you think are the chances that is happening in the United States?
UPDATE: Maybe it just evolved in these conditions?
UPDATE: Maybe it was genetically engineered?
The Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, has been widely considered the source of the outbreak of a novel #coronavirus. But the virus may have infected people elsewhere first, a new paper suggests. https://t.co/lURQlpJgYj— AAAS (@aaas) January 28, 2020
UPDATE: Mongolia and Hong Kong have closed their borders.
BREAKING: Hong Kong to restrict travel from the mainland— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) January 28, 2020
Biden: Trump’s slapping new tariffs on Mexico.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 28, 2020
Obama: Again? On what goods?
Obama: Why Mexican beer?
Biden: I told him that’s where the “Corona” virus lives.
Obama: Joe… pic.twitter.com/KSeQ9gsB6O
UPDATE: This isn’t good.
German man infected with coronavirus caught it from a Chinese woman who met with him for work, according to local media, making it Europe’s first known case of human-to-human transmission— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) January 28, 2020
BREAKING: Japan is reporting its first case of an individual who has not been to Wuhan, China, but has contracted the novel coronavirus. The case is one of two new infections reported Tuesday.— The Japan Times (@japantimes) January 28, 2020
The infected bus driver in his 60s had driven two groups of Chinese tourists visiting Japan from Wuhan earlier this month, Japan’s health minister said. https://t.co/bVgS9owKXI— The Japan Times (@japantimes) January 28, 2020
UPDATE: By the end of today or tomorrow, this outbreak should surpass the total number of confirmed infections of SARS. It is highly likely it is already well past that number too.
RT @Eco11C #coronavirus timeline-— Maverick (@madzaf992) January 28, 2020
Jan 16- 40 confirmed cases
Jan 20- 291 sick
Jan 21- 440 sick
Jan 22- 571 sick, 17 dead
Jan 23- 830 sick, 26 dead
Jan 24- 1287 sick, 41 dead
Jan 25- 1975 sick, 41 dead
Jan 26- 2748 sick, 80 dead
Today- 4515 confirmed cases, 106 dead
BREAKING: China virus death toll jumps to 106, nearly 1,300 new cases – AFP— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 28, 2020
BREAKING: Epicenter of coronavirus outbreak reports 1,291 new cases and 24 new deaths, raising death toll to 106 https://t.co/XQhLD5wMuG— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) January 28, 2020
8) Overwhelming #coronavirus data suggests: A- High R0 between 2.6-2.9 (best sources). B- Has “higher pandemic risk than SARS”. C- Contagious even w/out symptoms (unlike SARS). D- Cases increasing rapidly overseas. E- Countries need time to prepare. @WHO needs to declare? now!— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 27, 2020
9) I strongly advocated on air for @WHO to declare an global health emergency ? today on @BBCWorld. The facts are pretty clear this #coronoavirus #nCoV2019 epidemic is no longer localized to China and has “higher pandemic risk than SARS” (China’s Guangdong CDC). Will WHO listen? pic.twitter.com/DC5P7aNmaT— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 27, 2020
10) BREAKING from @CDCgov: Escalating really fast – now the US CDC and State Dept now recommending all Americans to avoid travel to China — yes, the *entire country* of China ??— because of #coronoavirus. Wow. https://t.co/V4KZNv2vNk pic.twitter.com/hkVH60EMpp— Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 27, 2020
How bad is the Wuhan coronavirus?
Wuhan is significantly larger than New York City. If there are only 2,000 infections, why has the whole city been shutdown? Why are hospitals so overcrowded? Why are new hospitals being built? Why is the city being blocked off with obstacles created by bulldozers?
Yesterday, the Chinese government admitted that the virus is spreading faster than previously thought and that the age profile of the victims is also changing, which is to say it is coming down as previously it had been killing mostly elderly people. It is pretty clear at this point that the virus is more contagious and is spreading faster than SARS. While it is not as deadly as SARS, it is going to be far more difficult to contain and will infect many more people as a result.