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  • CDC is monitoring 110 possible coronavirus cases across 26 states in US

    01/27/2020 9:44:55 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 164 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mon, Jan 27 202011:46 AM ESTUpdated 6 min ago | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    U.S. health officials are currently monitoring 110 people across 26 states for the coronavirus, including the five patients who contracted the deadly infection in China and brought it back to America. The disease, which has killed at least 81 people in China and sickened more than 2,800 worldwide, isn’t spreading within the community in the U.S. and the risk to the public right now is still considered low, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call Monday. “We understand that many people in the United States are worried...
  • US scrambles to evacuate American citizens from coronavirus-infected Wuhan as China death toll climbs to 81 and officials warn the strain is spreading faster than predicted

    01/27/2020 8:03:45 AM PST · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/27/2020 | Megan Sheets
    The US government is rushing to evacuate Americans from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan as officials warned the deadly strain's spread is picking up speed. A charter flight is scheduled to fly from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday. The US consulate in Wuhan began reaching out to all Americans registered as living in the city - of which there are said to be roughly 1,000 - last week to offer them a seat on the plane. The State Department warned that the single flight will have 'limited capacity' to transport private US...
  • UK set to approve limited 5G role for Huawei

    01/27/2020 4:51:53 AM PST · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 27 Jan 2020 | George Parker, Nic Fildes
    Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at Boris Johnson is expected to approve a restricted role for Huawei in Britain’s 5G network on Tuesday, with ministers looking to impose a new cap on the market share the Chinese telecoms company can take in the UK....
  • ANALYSIS: Relieved Republicans welcome Trump defense

    01/26/2020 7:37:06 AM PST · by billorites · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 26, 2020 | Byron York
    Members of the Trump defense team saw their two-hour presentation Saturday as a preview of coming attractions — a way to give senators a sense of the president's defense while also suggesting there is much more to come when the impeachment trial resumes Monday. They were also acutely aware that, after 23 hours of the Democratic case against the president made over the course of three days, many senators were just tired. Even if the first day of presentation had not come on a low-rating Saturday, Republicans would have stayed away from forcing senators into another late night. Lawmakers were...
  • Is Beijing suppressing the true scale of infections? Nurse treating coronavirus sufferers in China claims 90,000 people have already been infected

    01/26/2020 7:21:05 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 17:13 EST, 25 January 2020 | Updated: 22:59 EST, 25 January 2020 | Jonathan Bucks For The Mail On Sunday and Megan Sheets and Ryan Fahey and Ariel Zilber
    A nurse wearing a protective suit and face mask treating the sick in Wuhan has claimed that 90,000 people have already been infected by the coronavirus in China – far more than the figure of just 1,975 issued by government officials. Her warning from the heart of the outbreak emerged as the Chinese government faced accusations of censoring criticism of its handling of the disease in order to play down the crisis. The outbreak of the new virus originated in China, where it has infected more than 1,970 people and killed 56, and has spread worldwide. Speaking in video footage...
  • China virus ability to spread getting stronger

    01/26/2020 3:15:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 26, 2020 | by Yilei Sun, David Stanway
    SHANGHAI - The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease. National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei, speaking at a press briefing, said knowledge of the virus was limited. Ma said the incubation period for the coronavirus can range from one to 14 days, and that the virus is infectious during incubation, which was not the case with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a coronavirus that originated in China and killed...
  • China coronavirus: Wuhan residents describe ‘doomsday’ scenes as patients overwhelm hospitals

    01/26/2020 12:25:43 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 91 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 7:00am, 25 Jan, 2020 Updated: 9:02am, 25 Jan, 2020 | Mimi Lau
    Hundreds of patients in Wuhan who have yet to be confirmed as carrying the new strain of coronavirus are becoming increasingly desperate as the city struggles to cope with the numbers reporting pneumonia symptoms. One 36-year-old, speaking by phone outside a major hospital in the city, said she had spent the past week taking her sick husband from hospital to hospital in a vain attempt to get him tested for the virus, which has already killed 41 people and infected hundreds more. “I have nothing. No protective clothing, only a raincoat, and I am standing outside the hospital in the...
  • China coronavirus: Hong Kong leader adopts advice from medical experts – but draws line at closing border with mainland China

    01/25/2020 11:16:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 10:43pm, 25 Jan, 2020 Updated: 11:19pm, 25 Jan, 2020 | Alvin Lum
    Hong Kong’s embattled leader adopted the advice of local medical experts as she on Saturday launched a new wave of measures to counter the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus – though divisions remained on whether the city should tighten or even close its border with mainland China. Some 48 hours after the city confirmed its first two cases – with a further three announced on Friday – Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor raised the government’s response against the new virus to the highest level of emergency after a public outcry. Lam agreed to suggestions by microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung...
  • China's Xi warns virus is 'accelerating', country facing 'grave situation'

    01/25/2020 12:29:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 01/25/2020
    BEIJING: President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing celebrations of the Chinese New Year that began on Saturday (Jan 25). China also announced further transport restrictions. With more than 1,400 people infected worldwide, most of them in China, Hong Kong declared a virus emergency, scrapped celebrations and restricted links to mainland China. Australia confirmed its first four cases on Saturday, Malaysia confirmed four and France reported Europe's first cases on Friday, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic. The United States...
  • Missouri Democrat Prosecutor's Conduct Under Review in Greitens Case

    01/25/2020 11:18:11 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2020 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The conduct of a Soros-backed Democrat prosecutor is under review for potential prosecutorial misconduct regarding her role in forcing former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, out of office two years ago.
  • Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program

    01/25/2020 9:57:32 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2020 | Bill Gertz
    The deadly animal virus epidemic spreading globally may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, according to an Israeli biological warfare expert. Radio Free Asia this week rebroadcast a local Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory known the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Radio Free Asia reported. The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses. Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese bio warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert biological weapons program. “Certain laboratories...
  • China expands coronavirus outbreak lockdown to 56 million people

    01/25/2020 1:41:11 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 78 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 3 hours ago | Al Jazeera and news agencies
    China has expanded its lockdown on more cities, restricting movement to an unprecedented 56 million people as it rushes to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims, while the death toll from the outbreak continues to rise, casting a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest and most festive holiday. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across China climbed sharply to more than 1,287, with at least 41 deaths reported as of Saturday morning. At least five cases are also reported in Hong Kong, two in Macau, and three cases in Taiwan. Worldwide, there are a total of...
  • 'This time I'm scared': experts fear too late for China virus lockdown

    01/24/2020 9:51:30 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 123 replies
    AFP ^ | Issued on: 24/01/2020 - 11:40 Modified: 24/01/2020 - 11:39 | Agence France-Presse
    China's communist rulers draw on a deep well of public acquiesence -- partly due to control of the internet, no free press and a brutally efficient security apparatus. "I can't imagine there would be too many countries that would be able to do something on this scale as quickly as China has done," Kamradt-Scott said. Even so, Kamradt-Scott warned a lockdown that extends for a week or more would produce "growing levels of discontent and frustration". - Quarantine 'illusion' - Kamradt-Scott said that, even though the virus would inevitably spread, the quarantine appeared designed to buy authorities time to put...
  • Hong Kong protests, Taiwan problem, Wuhan virus: Xi Jinping’s woes just keep mounting

    01/24/2020 8:21:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Jan 2020 | Chi Wang
    After six months of protests in Hong Kong, the new year has brought more chaos, with Tsai Ing-wen winning an election in Taiwan and disease spreading in Wuhan. Perhaps President Xi Jinping should recognise that China needs new leadership. The new year has only brought more chaos: in addition to Tsai’s victory, China faces an outbreak of a coronavirus in Wuhan – which has now spread to Japan, and elsewhere – just as the Lunar New Year holiday is beginning. While a ceasefire in the trade war has ostensibly been declared, the phase one deal required concessions from Beijing and...
  • Interesting things are happening in Iran following Soleimani’s death

    01/24/2020 7:47:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    When President Trump ordered the military to strike Qassem Soleimani, a legitimate military target responsible for the deaths of hundreds of troops, Democrats were up in arms. How dare Trump bait the Iranians by striking someone so close to Ayatollah Khamenei? They were certain that Trump had just ignited World War III. Republicans were more confident that the strike would, at the very least, remove a dangerous character from the Iranians' forty-year-long war against America and, at the best, topple the regime. This last belief was based upon the fact that the Iranian regime is fragile now that Trump...
  • Chinese market at center of coronavirus outbreak sold wolves, rats to eat

    01/23/2020 11:16:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    The Chinese market at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak sold live animals — including wolf pups, foxes, rats and peacocks — to eat, according to a new report. The wild animals were among 112 items that were peddled at the Huanan Seafood Market in the central city of Wuhan, Agence France-Press reported. Other wildlife sold at the market, which has since been shuttered, included crocodiles, giant salamanders, snakes, porcupines and camel meat.
  • Chinese cities cancel New Year celebrations, travel ban widens in effort to stop coronavirus outbreak

    01/23/2020 2:11:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Anna Fifield and Lena H. Sun
    BEIJING - Major Chinese cities, including the capital and virus-hit Wuhan, banned all large gatherings over the coming Lunar New Year festival, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, in an expanding effort contain the rapidly spreading outbreak.The announcement Thursday came as authorities expanded travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan to surrounding municipalities, shutting down travel networks and attempting to quarantine about 25 million people - more than the population of Florida. The extreme measures were accompanied by other indications that Communist Party authorities were struggling to control the outbreak, notably the aggressive censorship of any criticism or skepticism on...
  • Bloomberg jumps to fourth place in new national poll

    01/23/2020 10:04:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 22, 2020 | Jane C. Timm
    Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has jumped into fourth place in the Democratic primary contest with 9 percent support among Democrats nationwide, a poll published Wednesday shows. The top contenders remain unchanged, according to the Monmouth University survey: Former Vice President Joe Biden was the choice of 30 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had 23 percent and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in with 14 percent. Bloomberg is trailed by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 6 percent and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 5 percent.
  • China coronavirus: crowds and confusion on the hospital front lines of outbreak

    01/23/2020 10:25:30 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 9:00am, 23 Jan, 2020 Updated: 1:03pm, 23 Jan, 2020 | Echo Xie in Beijing
    At Xiehe Hospital in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of patients waited eagerly at the fever ward wanting to see a doctor. Many of them had symptoms of pneumonia but few got what they wanted – admission and free treatment in a quarantined environment. Xiehe is one of the dozen hospitals in the city designated to treat patients who may have contracted the coronavirus that has already killed 17 people and sickened hundreds of others. While officials said they had stepped up quarantine of patients, including those suspected of being infected, the overcrowded fever ward...
  • Zelensky's Fiasko at the World Forum in Davos

    01/23/2020 5:47:10 AM PST · by NorseViking · 30 replies
    Channel 7 Israel ^ | January 22, 2020 | Ian Gold
    Davos, Switzerland hosts the annual World Forum. For the first time, its participant is a former comedian, and now President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. On Wednesday evening, January 22, Zelensky spoke to the audience. More precisely - almost in front of an empty room. At a speech by the President of Ukraine, the audience was only a few people. At that time, for example, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, who spoke to Zelensky, gathered a full house. World leaders seem to have realized that Zelensky is an empty suit as a politician and an extremely hollow person. In...