Skip to comments.Iran's health ministry raises death toll from new virus to 8
Posted on 02/23/2020 3:00:10 AM PST by 11th_VA
TEHRAN Iran's health ministry raised Sunday the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the Middle Eastern country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told state TV that there were now 43 confirmed cases of the illness in Iran.
The outbreak in Iran has centered on the holy city of Qom, where officials say travellers from China brought the new coronavirus.
Iran reported its first case of the virus last Wednesday.
Jahanpour added that the 15 newly confirmed cases included 7 in Qom, four in the capital, Tehran, two in the northern Gilan province, one in the central Markazi province, and one from town of Tonekabon in the northern Mazandaran province, who died of the illness.
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Is anyone with authority ready to call the virus pandemic?
Reactions of governments hiding the truth about the seriousness of this disease have given me all the information I needed. This virus is really bad and China specifically has not come out and directly said so. The illness is far worse in the way it shows symptoms (or doesn't) and infects people.
It is far worse when one is sick with it than they are telling people. And, the mortality rate is worse and HEALTHY people who should be able to weather it are DYING. The coverup is so the very rich can move their assets to safety as much as possible before panic sets in and all hell breaks loose. The record lows on Treasury bond yields (very few understand what that means) and the sharp uptick in the price of gold tell me all I need to know about that. Batten down the hatches. It's going to be a rough ride.
Bring Out Your Dead
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.
Not yet. The criteria for that calls for more countries to be infected.
If the deaths from the virus are maintained statistically, there should be about 400 cases in Iran.
“1 month ago : Mysterious Respiratory Virus Strikes 44 People in China”
That timeline better matches other stories coming out of Iran, where people coming out of Iran were showing up sick in other countries. Considering the population of Iran (82M), there needs to be a widespread bug for someone to visit that country for a week, and bring the virus home with them.
Be nice if I could read. I projected the article on Iran, when it was about China...but I still stand by my analysis of Iran’s situation - it had to be going around there for quite a while, and be very widespread, for visitors to be getting sick there.
Where's the EU on this? Oh yeah, their fighting over who will pay UK's fair share for the Brussels bureaucracy.
It seems to me that the main reason to visit "the holy city of Qom" is pilgrimmage. The part of China with lots of Muslims is Xinjiang. And, kts also the westermonst province, the closest to Iran, with just a few "'Stans" in between. I wonder if that's the connection, rather than random tourism, or business, or government/military visits.
Excellent point - some investors already recognize this for what it is - a Black Swan event.
I posted that article title, just to remind us how much has changed in just a month. This week a Pandemic will be declared - I wonder whats going to happen then ...
“I posted that article title, just to remind us how much has changed in just a month. This week a Pandemic will be declared - I wonder whats going to happen then ...”
Our ‘eternal optimists’ here (more likely people with some connection to WHO or CDC) will now say they’ve been trying to raise the alarm for the past month...but no one would listen.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the common flu continues without media coverage.
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