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posted by takyon on Thursday January 30 2020, @10:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the last-week dept.

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

"The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems.

1st Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Has Occurred In U.S., CDC Says

Coronavirus: US reports first person-to-person transmission

Chicago health officials have reported the first US case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly coronavirus.

The new patient is the spouse of a Chicago woman who carried the infection back from Wuhan, China, the US Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday.

The discovery marks the second report of the virus in Illinois and the sixth confirmed case in the US.

This paper provides early estimates of 2019-nCoV epidemiological parameters: Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic predictions (open, DOI: 10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549) (DX)

Used model does not offer much grounds for optimism.

Previously:


Original Submission #1Original Submission #2Original Submission #3

 
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  • (Score: 3, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:06PM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:06PM (#951474)

    As a home-bound hermit who dislikes going outside, I have long since been prepared for this global health emergency.

    I am happy to provide tips on just staying the fuck inside, should anyone be interested in my hard-earned knowledge. :)

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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by takyon on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:17PM (5 children)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:17PM (#951476) Journal

    A traveling N95 mask salesman rings your doorbell. What do you do?

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    • (Score: 5, Funny) by vux984 on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:23PM (3 children)

      by vux984 (5045) on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:23PM (#951479)

      Review the surveillance footage to see how he got past the boobytraps?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:46PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30 2020, @11:46PM (#951484)

        Careful, don't wanna be that guy who gets taken out by his own boobytraps.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @02:27AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @02:27AM (#951580)

          And just how many boobies do you trap in those traps....

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @10:20PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @10:20PM (#952002)

            That is determined by the quality of the fly paper you placed in her bra.

    • (Score: 2) by TheGratefulNet on Friday January 31 2020, @03:34AM

      by TheGratefulNet (659) on Friday January 31 2020, @03:34AM (#951624)

      depends.

      is he a jehova's witness, as well?

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  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Friday January 31 2020, @12:18AM (2 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Friday January 31 2020, @12:18AM (#951497) Journal

    Do you prefer above ground with natural lighting, or below ground under grow lamps?

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    • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Friday January 31 2020, @12:30AM

      by Hartree (195) on Friday January 31 2020, @12:30AM (#951507)

      "above ground with natural lighting, or below ground under grow lamps"

      Mushroom syndrome: Kept in the dark and fed bullshit.

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by DannyB on Friday January 31 2020, @05:32PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 31 2020, @05:32PM (#951842) Journal

      Below ground, using only the glow from the monitor.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @07:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31 2020, @07:46PM (#951921)

    yes, and a semi auto rifle with thousands of rounds to keep the infectious off the lawn.