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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 DannyB on Friday January 31 2020, @05:41PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 31 2020, @05:41PM (#951851) Journal

    Just an idea put out there by a talk show host. Did this coronavirus escape the military's biological warfare laboratories?

    The second sentence seems the more interesting. Leaving the reader wanting more supporting facts either way.

    But the first sentence is going to draw the most attention and questions about what talk show host, what talk show, which network was it on, etc.

    If we tell conservatives that the climate is transitioning, they will work to stop it.
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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday January 31 2020, @05:52PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 31 2020, @05:52PM (#951854) Journal []

    Walton and Johnson - or, actually not Walton and Johnson anymore, because Walton died recently. It's Johnson and Ken and Kenneth and Mr. O, and maybe Walton's ghost. A couple of odd couples, sort of, with a libertarian bent, and strong opinions on almost everything. Crazy bastids, I tell you! But they keep me laughing on the way home from work each morning. :^)

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