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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by yong » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:25 pm

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... w-12361040

Thailand confirms 6 more Wuhan virus infections, bringing total to 14

BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday (Jan 28) confirmed six more cases of coronavirus among visitors from China, bringing the country's total to 14 cases, a health official said.

Five of the new cases, aged six to 70 years, came from Hubei province and are part of the same family, the deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control Tanarak Plipat told reporters.

The other patient came from Chongqing, Tanarak added.

The department will now scan all passengers from China, said Public Health Permanent Secretary Sukhum Kanchanapimai.

At least five of the 14 cases in Thailand have recovered and gone home.

The country's health minister called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the situation.

"We can control the situation and are confident in our ability to handle the crisis," Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters.

Based on numbers during the SARS outbreak in 2003, three months of reduced travel from China would result in 50 billion baht (US$1.52 billion) of lost tourism revenue, Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said.

China said on Tuesday that 106 people had died from the new coronavirus, up from the previous toll of 81.

The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 as of Jan 27, the National Health Commission said in a statement, up from 2,835 reported a day earlier.

The virus, which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has since been identified in more than a dozen other countries, including the first confirmed patients in Canada and Sri Lanka.

The World Health Organization said on Monday that it remained unclear if the deadly virus is contagious during its incubation period, before symptoms appear.

It did not immediately confirm assertions made by Chinese authorities that people who are infected can spread the disease before they show any symptoms of fever or respiratory difficulties.

The virus is believed to have originated late last year in a Wuhan market illegally selling wildlife. Much is not known, including how easily it spreads and just how deadly it is.

China is Thailand's biggest source of tourists and had nearly 11 million visitors from there last year.
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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by Phnom Poon » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:33 pm

andy1 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Probably came from the bio lab in wuhan which is not even mentioned anywhere in the news
it is possible

the tin-hat narrative would then be that it's a bio-weapon, released unintentionally
and jinping has been on the phone, hence the robust international response
lol

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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by Kammekor » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:45 pm

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:19 pm
4500 confirmed cases in China today, 2700 only 2 days ago, a 60% increase. Germany joins the nations with confirmed cases and the DAX index drops 2.3% Monday and 2.6% today. This isn't just going to be a medical disaster, this is going to rock the financial markets worldwide.
The infected person in Germany isn't Chinese, it's a German citizen. Works for a car factory and is most probably infected by a Chinese businesswoman visiting the factory.

A second person working in the factory is currently being checked.
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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by Kammekor » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:49 pm

No humor in China over cartoon from Danmark....

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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm

this sucks>>
The World Health Organisation has announced that… “it remains unclear if the deadly coronavirus, which broke out in Wuhan, China five weeks ago, is contagious during its incubation period before symptoms appear. The virus, causing a pneumonia-like respiratory infection, has killed more than 100 people and infected over 4,500 in China, while cases are now identified in more than a dozen countries around the world (as of 12pm January 28).

The WHO says new virus, aka. 2019nCoV, is believed to have an incubation period of between 2-10 days.

“Understanding the time when infected patients may transmit the virus to others is critical for control efforts.”

The WHO hasn’t confirmed assertions made by Chinese medical authorities that people who are infected can spread the disease before they show any symptoms.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... contagious

Dont know about other places but Phuket is dead, the roads are as empty as if it was Sept, Central mall today very empty. Usually this time of year its as busy as xmas-new years.
No Chinese around and nobody wearing masks
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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by WildA » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:37 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm
this sucks>>
The World Health Organisation has announced that… “it remains unclear if the deadly coronavirus, which broke out in Wuhan, China five weeks ago, is contagious during its incubation period before symptoms appear. The virus, causing a pneumonia-like respiratory infection, has killed more than 100 people and infected over 4,500 in China, while cases are now identified in more than a dozen countries around the world (as of 12pm January 28).

The WHO says new virus, aka. 2019nCoV, is believed to have an incubation period of between 2-10 days.

“Understanding the time when infected patients may transmit the virus to others is critical for control efforts.”

The WHO hasn’t confirmed assertions made by Chinese medical authorities that people who are infected can spread the disease before they show any symptoms.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... contagious

Dont know about other places but Phuket is dead, the roads are as empty as if it was Sept, Central mall today very empty. Usually this time of year its as busy as xmas-new years.
No Chinese around and nobody wearing masks
Phukets been dead anyway. I have been been discreet myself here in Bangkok and am just staying home and not riding the BTS or MRT. Ive been told that the Nana area is very quiet.
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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by Clemen » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:54 pm

Many outlets keep saying "it came from the market", however, "2) The outbreak’s first, or “index,” case also had no connection to the market."
In full. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/27/21082354/ ... -on-lancet
The title of the piece is "Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?" which possibly ties in to the drastic spike in Reported cases.
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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

Post by Mishmash » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 pm

Clemen wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Many outlets keep saying "it came from the market", however, "2) The outbreak’s first, or “index,” case also had no connection to the market."
In full. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/27/21082354/ ... -on-lancet
The title of the piece is "Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?" which possibly ties in to the drastic spike in Reported cases.
According to the Business Insider - they did more than that...

China spent the crucial first days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak arresting people who posted about it online and threatening journalists

In early January, the Wuhan police said they had arrested eight people accused of spreading "rumors" about what was then a mysterious pneumonia causing serious complications in patients.

When the coronavirus made national headlines, more and more journalists began to describe being detained or threatened with arrest by Chinese authorities while reporting on the outbreak.

The Wuhan outbreak immediately harked back to the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s, which the Chinese government tried to cover up.

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-i ... rus-2020-1
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