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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.


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  • (Score: 2) by driverless on Friday January 31 2020, @02:08AM (2 children)

    by driverless (4770) on Friday January 31 2020, @02:08AM (#951559)

    No, it was caused by 5G, which has been widely deployed in Wuhan. Huawei has stepped in to help victims, so obviously they're behind it. Now that the initial testing has been done, they'll use it to assassinate Western politicians in countries using Huawei 5G gear.

    It's true, Alex Jones told me! Do your own research!

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday January 31 2020, @02:18AM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {}> on Friday January 31 2020, @02:18AM (#951572) Journal

    They should have waited for 6G.

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    • (Score: 2) by deimtee on Friday January 31 2020, @04:02AM

      by deimtee (3272) on Friday January 31 2020, @04:02AM (#951640) Journal

      No, they can get the stragglers with 6G. They should get as many as possible now with 5G.
      Don't let perfect be the enemy of good.

      If you cough while drinking cheap red wine it really cleans out your sinuses.