Skip to comments.China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital
Posted on 01/24/2020 1:55:49 PM PST by Red Badger
EIJING (AP) China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the countrys biggest, most festive holiday.
The number of confirmed cases around the world climbed sharply to more than 850, with at least 26 deaths, all of them in China.
Meanwhile, France announced two cases of the virus the first in Europe. And the United States reported its second case, involving a Chicago woman in her 60s who was hospitalized after returning from China.
On Wall Street, stocks slumped amid fears over the widening crisis, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 170 points and the S&P 500 posting its worst day in three months. Health care companies suffered losses, along with financial institutions, airlines and other tourism and travel industry businesses.
Transportation was shut down in Wuhan, the city of 11 million at the epicenter of the outbreak, and in at least 12 other cities in central Chinas Hubei province, encompassing a population bigger than that of New York, London, Paris and Moscow combined.
And authorities in Beijing and other cities canceled many public celebrations and other events marking Lunar New Year, which falls on Saturday.
Hospitals in Wuhan grappled with a flood of patients and a lack of supplies. Videos circulating online showed throngs of frantic people in masks lined up for examinations, and some complained that family members had been turned away at hospitals that were at capacity.
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When you quarantine cities, food becomes an issue.
I wonder how they’ll handle some of the logistics involved.
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.
There was some guy who posted links to his blogs about his life in China. He was pretty upbeat about it all. Has he been heard from lately? I think he lived on the coast not that far from Hong Kong.
Just in..NEW NEW update just in
NOW: Hubei province, epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is reporting 15 additional deaths and 180 new cases
IIRC, it was a young artist that posted pics of his work, if it was the same guy..................
3rd case just conformed in France
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You can make it yourself for free
What about the guy that turned into papa smurf? Didn’t work out so well for the guy that is 1/3 of the Blue Man Group.
Why would health care stocks be dropping?
Of course, it’s all Trump’s fault.
Why not just switch out the stainless steel with grandma’s silverware? Supposedly, the wealthy came through the plague better than most due to their silver utensils. Silverware doesn’t turn people blue.
Thanks for the mention...
Same here - but I wonder even more about how nasty this bug is to cause such a reaction...
I don’t honestly know if it’s much more than that.
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