Skip to comments.First U.S. case of potentially deadly Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Washington state
Posted on 01/21/2020 11:18:49 AM PST by 11th_VA
A man in Washington state has been diagnosed with the mysterious virus, the first case confirmed in the United States of an illness that began in China last month and has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more, according to people familiar with the investigation. The man is in stable condition. He arrived in the United States last week, before federal health officials began screening travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan at Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Yorks John F. Kennedy international airports. The CDC is expected to announce details about the U.S. case in a 2 p.m. news conference. Neither his identity, nor his travel route have been publicly released.
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The world is about to change drastically, again.
Trump should leave Davos early and muster the CDC.
Not funny when this could be the beginning of a new “1918 Spanish Flu” type pandemic.
The man is a resident of Snohomish County, Wash., who experienced symptoms after returning from a trip to the region around Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. He was hospitalized with pneumonia last week, and infection with the coronavirus was confirmed on Monday afternoon.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
6 deaths out of 291 patients is just over 2% fatality rate.
Lets him cough on Pelosi, Schumer, and Schiff and let’s see how fast this thing spreads
Wi tu Sik...?
Not good news.
Good Lord, we’re all going to die again.
Per NBC news the patient is a male, is in good condition. If the patient is a foreign national, wonder who’s paying for his care. And if the CDC is doing contact tracing.
Sounds like we’re dealing with ‘highly contagious’...
Has something been wrong with the server?
It’s working now but I have had a heck of a time
Some ting wong with the egg flu yung?
Impeachment is about to get overrun with this story. As I recall, that Texas Ebola outbreak occurred just before the elections, and Obama kept down playing the significance.
Yes, they have been working on it.
John says it’s okay for now.......................
Did you also want to laugh at the Spanish and other victims of the 1918 pandemic?
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