4th death reported + more cases.
#coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak https://twitter.com/ChannelNewsAsia/status/1219219318732247040
6th death reported.
Human-to-human transmission is confirmed. Exactly how is still unknown.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/health/cdc-coronavirus.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200121§ion=topNews?campaign_id=7&instance_id=15352&segment_id=20519&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77®i_id=68426923tion=topNews #coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
A man in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. Federal officials plan to expand screenings for the infection at major airports.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/health/cdc-coronavirus.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200121&section=topNews?campaign_id=7&instance_id=15352&segment_id=20519&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77&regi_id=68426923tion=topNews
22 Million, 7 cities on transportation lockdown.
25 dead, 800 infected, in 6 countries including US.
Upcoming Lunar New Year traffic will make it worst.
First case in Europe detected at France.
Fever, difficulty breathing and coughing.
Currently all dead are mostly elderly people with pre-existing conditions.
#coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42, overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/china-virus-death-toll-rises-to-41-more-than-1300-infected-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZO005
Australia declares first confirmed case of coronavirus.
With that, except South America, Africa (and Antarctica), the virus is detected from all other continents.
#coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a popular...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-australia/australia-declares-first-confirmed-case-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZO02N?il=0&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social
China moves to restrict travel, including tours abroad for its citizens from Monday.
Hong Kong declares a state of emergency and shuts schools.
#coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
The official death toll is 42 now(+1 from yesterday)
Canada's first case reported.
A Sri Lankan & a Chinese female who came from Wuhan admitted to a hospital in Sri Lanka (LAB TEST STILL PENDING)
#coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak #lka
Canada on Saturday declared the first "presumptive" confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus in a resident who had returned from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-canada/canada-identifies-first-case-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZO0T9
Study: #Coronavirus contagion rate makes it hard to control.
"Each infected is passing the disease on to 2-3 people on average at current transmission rates"
They estimate cases in Wuhan alone could rise to 190,000 by Feb 4.
Each person infected with coronavirus is passing the disease on to between two and three other people on average at current transmission rates, according to two separate scientific analyses of the...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-transmission/coronavirus-contagion-rate-makes-it-hard-to-control-studies-idUSKBN1ZO0QW
Updated death count: 56 (all Chinese)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/more-than-2000-now-infected-with-coronavirus-56-dead-in-china-idUSKBN1ZP02B #coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/more-than-2000-now-infected-with-coronavirus-56-dead-in-china-idUSKBN1ZP02B
Deaths: 80 (76 Wuhan)
Incubation Time: 1 - 14 days
Confirmed youngest case: 9-month girl
Scientists suspect people could carry the virus & SPREAD IT even without symptoms initially.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/world/china-coronavirus.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=STYLN_wuhan_coronavirus_menu&variant=1_wuhan_coronavirus_menu®ion=header&context=menu #coronavirus #WuhanPneumonia #WuhanOutbreak
The number of dead climbed to at least 80, while in the United States, five cases were confirmed.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/world/china-coronavirus.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=STYLN_wuhan_coronavirus_menu&variant=1_wuhan_coronavirus_menu&region=header&context=menu
Deaths:106(+32% from y'day)
However, growing number of UNCONFIRMED sources & whistle-blowers say the actual numbers are high as 90k.
China is an autocratic gov, transparency is very rare.
Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that...https://7news.com.au/news/health/expert-says-coronavirus-spreads-before-symptoms-show-as-whistleblower-claims-90000-affected-in-china-c-666302
(Chinese internet is extremely censored & people get punished if they publish anything against the gov, so this is as high as they could scream out) https://qz.com/1791611/wuhan-coronavirus-chinese-people-channel-anger-through-chernobyl/
The Soviet government's inept handling of the nuclear disaster and suppression of information is striking a chord in China, which is battling the Wuhan virus.https://qz.com/1791611/wuhan-coronavirus-chinese-people-channel-anger-through-chernobyl/
Wuhan mayor admits, says gov DID NOT authorize to disclose info.
Now it seems the virus initially detected early December. Not 31st as they said.
About 5m have left the city before travel restrictions.
Chinese authorities CONFIRMED that,
"patients who have contracted #coronavirus but don’t have typical symptoms are still contagious"
So it will be really hard to contain this.
Check out this live map to track locations:
Japan confirms its 1st human-to-human transfer from a person who've never traveled to China.
A tour bus driver(60) who drove Wuhan tourists twice.
Meanwhile, countries including Singapore going to ban travelers from affected areas.
The first case of a new coronavirus infection not linked to a person recently arrived from China has been confirmed in Japan, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato says.https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/e8f47252a245-urgent-japan-sees-1st-coronavirus-case-not-linked-to-recent-travel-to-china.html
Europe confirms first human-to-human transfer from a person who didn't visit China recently.
33-year-old has attended a training done by an infected Chinese work-colleague on 21st.
Symptoms of Chinese patient arrived later on 23rd.
US updates travel warning to China to highest level as mayor of Wuhan admits authorities were too slow in releasing informationhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2020/jan/28/coronavirus-first-death-in-beijing-as-us-issues-new-china-travel-warning-live-updates
Deaths: 132(+24% from y'day)
Few more confirmed & suspected human-to-human cases reported from Japan, Germany & Sri Lanka.
Australian scientists also replicated the virus in a lab, raising hopes of a cure soon.
Hundreds of Japanese and Americans airlifted out of city at heart of outbreak in China, with Australia to follow suit.https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jan/29/coronavirus-live-updates-china-wuhan-death-toll-cases-symptoms-treatment-evacuation-us-japanese-citizens-latest-news
Places like Delhi, Brazil & many African countries offer perfect breeding grounds for viruses.
Deaths: 170(+29%, all Chinese)
More cases in few new countries + more human-to-human transfers involving people did NOT travel to China recently.
A great explainer by ASAPScience on"What Actually Happens If You Get #Coronavirus?"
Though #coronavirus is relatively not dangerous,
containing is a challenge as it can transfer from patients without visible symptoms. Proper quarantine is vital during incubation period.
Deaths: 212(+25%, all Chinese)
Surpassing cases of SARS epidemic over a year long period which killed 744.
WHO declared a GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, 6th ever in history.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jan/30/coronavirus-live-updates-china-death-toll-wuhan-evacuation-foreign-nationals-citizens-latest-news #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
More than 9,320 people infected globally, as WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systemshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jan/30/coronavirus-live-updates-china-death-toll-wuhan-evacuation-foreign-nationals-citizens-latest-news
US & Australia ban all from China.
More human-to-human transfers outside China & new cases including in Rusia.
This chart shows unprecedented outbreak of #coronavirus compared to SARS.
Deaths're slowing, cases continue to increase. Now cured higher than deaths.
However, growing skepticism over these numbers by Chinese gov. Officials & people reluctant to speak out due to "consequences"
Nearly two decades ago, China was at the heart of a public health crisis over a deadly new virus. It said it had made lifesaving reforms since. So why is the Wuhan coronavirus now spreading so...https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5wb2R0cmFjLmNvbS96S3E2V1paTFRsYk0&episode=Z2lkOi8vYXJ0MTktZXBpc29kZS1sb2NhdG9yL1YwLzhtWW5jN1A4alZzUmktRkFTcVNsM19VRnFPN3ZDQlFxeVVWU0JpQ21FeVU&hl=en-IN&ved=2ahUKEwj36Mb1lrTnAhUNzDgGHV6ABfsQjrkEegQIQBAG&ep=6
Initially, China arrested experts who warned about #coronavirus for "illegal behavior". Refused to warn public for 3 weeks despite expert's repeated requests. Obviously, it was too late. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200202§ion=topNews&campaign_id=7&instance_id=15682&segment_id=20922&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77®i_id=68426923tion=topNews
At critical turning points, Chinese authorities put secrecy and order ahead of openly confronting the growing crisis and risking public alarm or political embarrassment.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200202&section=topNews&campaign_id=7&instance_id=15682&segment_id=20922&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77&regi_id=68426923tion=topNews
He is now at the stage to start testing the vaccine on animals as early as next week with human studies to be followed. https://in.reuters.com/article/china-health-britain-vaccine/british-scientist-makes-breakthrough-in-race-for-coronavirus-vaccine-sky-idINKBN1ZZ13S
A leading British scientist has made a significant breakthrough in the race for a coronavirus vaccine by reducing a part of the normal development time from "two to three years to just 14 days", Sky...https://in.reuters.com/article/china-health-britain-vaccine/british-scientist-makes-breakthrough-in-race-for-coronavirus-vaccine-sky-idINKBN1ZZ13S
As China continue to struggle, 28 other countries remain contained.
Li Wenliang, whistle-blower doctor who warned about #coronavirus & got PUNISHED for "spreading rumors" died after getting infected.
Chinese officials have ordered to put his dead body back to life support and change status from "dead" to "critical".
Let that sink in.
https://twitter.com/BBCRosAtkins/status/1225550217912688640 #coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #LiWenliang
#Coronavirus global death toll overtakes SARS epidemic worldwide in 2002-2003. However, rate of new cases declined during last few days.
Citizen journalist covering outbreak from Wuhan goes missing:
What if China fails to contain the Coronavirus outbreak?
WHO's 'greatest concern' is that #coronavirus will spread to developing nations with weaker healthcare systems. https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-china-quarantine-endemic-1.5456641
China’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak by quarantining millions are unprecedented. But experts say if they fail, the global ramifications could be catastrophic.https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-china-quarantine-endemic-1.5456641
Incubation Period: Median: 3 days, Min:0, Max:24
Symptoms: Fever 88% of cases, Cough 68%, Diarrhea: Uncommon
Transmission: Mainly respiratory droplets + traces found in saliva, stool, urine, blood
Deaths: 2768 (SK + Italy + Iran: 41)
Brazil announced its first confirmed case, 61 old who traveled from Italy.
With that, all continents except Antarctica have reported the virus.
Date rate increased to 3.4%
A global pandemic is likely -US.
Italy & Iran emerging as epicenters.
Detected for the 1st time in Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania & Algeria.
Cases outside China grew 702% during 10-27th Feb.
Cases: 83361 (Outside China: 4,537)
Deaths: 2857 (69)
Regions: 54 (+16 during last few weeks)
World is preparing for a global pandemic.
While death rate is relatively lower, the modern world has never seen a transmission rate like this before.
South Korea has the most cases outside China.
New info reveals that they had it ready by 5th, but since Chinese gov was too late to act, they've released it without authorization. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/29/coronavirus-live-updates-latest-news-china-wuhan-stock-markets-update?page=with:block-5e5a35748f08e1332474c8a0#block-5e5a35748f08e1332474c8a0
US confirms first death in Washington state and strengthens travel advice, raising Iran and Italy to a level three.https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/29/coronavirus-live-updates-latest-news-china-wuhan-stock-markets-update?page=with:block-5e5a35748f08e1332474c8a0#block-5e5a35748f08e1332474c8a0
104 countries have reported the virus now.
It was 41, eleven days ago.
The number of infected outside China grew 3,034% during the last 11 days.
Italy just declared a virtual lockdown in north affecting millions.
#coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronaVirusItaly
75% (146/195) of countries have reported it.
Europe(Italy) is the epicenter now.
While the overall death rate is 3.7%, few countries including Italy's current mortality rate is above 7%.
Cases outside China grew by 176% during the last 7 days.
A Japanese man(70s) who recovered tested positive again 13d later.
Normally, patients are supposed to be immune to future infections. Either test is incorrect or virus is mutating rapidly.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3048772/striking-coronavirus-mutations-found-within-one-family-cluster #CoronaVirus #COVID19
However, please take a note if you're living with pets.
"1st dog with confirmed #coronavirus infection has died — but we don't know if it was because of the virus."
#COVID19 #CoronavirusPets #Pets
The dog did not develop symptoms of illness while infected, and had been allowed to return home after finally testing negative for the virus.https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-first-case-human-to-dog-transmission.html
Possible #coronavirus cure with existing medicine!
Combination of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug & antibiotic azithromycin have cured all 6 patients in a study.
A new study whose results were published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has found early evidence that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, a popular anti-malaria drug known...https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/19/french-study-finds-anti-malarial-and-antibiotic-combo-could-reduce-covid-19-duration/
I started this thread on Jan 20th, when China confirmed human-to-human transmission.
Rest of the world had so much time to learn, but almost all of them downplayed it, missed critical containment windows, just like China did.
While the West see signs of slowing down, cases in Brazil, Russia & India are rising.
Indonesia, 4th largest pop. with a poor health care system is also growing & they're slow to adopt social distancing measures.
US has tested 94% of 4800 sailors of the aircraft carrier. About 60% tested positive & not showing symptoms. These are mostly young & fit people.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-military-sympt/coronavirus-clue-most-cases-aboard-u-s-aircraft-carrier-are-symptom-free-idUSKCN21Y2GB #coronavirus #COVID19
Sweeping testing of the entire crew of the coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt may have revealed a clue about the pandemic: The majority of the positive cases so far are...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-military-sympt/coronavirus-clue-most-cases-aboard-u-s-aircraft-carrier-are-symptom-free-idUSKCN21Y2GB
While a safe, effective vaccine is still more than a year away, researchers are rushing to re-purpose existing drugs.
70+ vaccines are in development, about 5 started human trials. #COVID19 https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/yxmvjqywprz/index.html
Tracking the True Toll of the #Coronavirus Crisis.
Based on mortality data & historical average. This could include both direct & indirect deaths due to pandemic.
(To be peer-reviewed, transmissibility not confirmed)
Preliminary study in Bergamo, Italy find evidence of #coronavirus on air pollution. The area is a polluted industrial area, one of the hardest hit by the #COVID19.
In previous communications, we have hypothesized the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 virus could be present on particulate matter (PM) during the spreading of the infection, consistently with evidence...https://weather.com/health/coronavirus/news/2020-04-26-coronavirus-found-on-pollution-particles
Probably the best news so far on #coronavirus
Oxford vaccine leaps ahead.
6 monkeys (closest to human) inoculated & exposed to heavy doses of virus. 28d later, all monkeys are healthy.
If human trials succeed next month, can mass-produce by Sep.
Another study detected airborne #Coronavirus in Wuhan hospitals.
While further studies going on this, scientists say it's best to avoid small confined/non-ventilated spaces. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/health/coronavirus-hospital-aerosols.html?campaign_id=7&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200429&instance_id=18075&nl=morning-briefing®i_id=68426923§ion=topNews&segment_id=26244&te=1&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77
While the RNA of the virus was found in tiny droplets in China, scientists don’t know if it was capable of transmitting the virus.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/health/coronavirus-hospital-aerosols.html?campaign_id=7&emc=edit_MBAE_p_20200429&instance_id=18075&nl=morning-briefing&regi_id=68426923&section=topNews&segment_id=26244&te=1&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77
Symptoms ranging from reddened tongues to enlarged coronary arteries. Believed to be an immune over-reaction.
Emerging in New York, earlier in Europe, near-death cases, no deaths. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/nyregion/kawasaki-disease-coronavirus.html
73 kids in the area had been reported, which doctors have labeled “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.”
This is an interview of the same epidemiologist in March: https://twitter.com/dumindaxsb/status/1238837691774468096 #COVID19
"If we want to prevent the next infectious-disease outbreak, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses"
https://nypost.com/2020/05/25/chinese-researcher-warns-coronavirus-is-just-tip-of-iceberg/ #COVID19 #Wuhan
China’s “bat woman” researcher warns that the deadly coronavirus surfacing now is “just the tip of the iceberg” in terms of what humans may soon face without a globalhttps://nypost.com/2020/05/25/chinese-researcher-warns-coronavirus-is-just-tip-of-iceberg/
5 months later, studies show that only a small portion of the population has developed antibodies against #coronavirus. At least 60% is required to build a herd immunity.
A vaccine is the one & only hope now.
Having TypeA blood increases the likelihood of needing oxygen by 50%
2nd spot is not clear, related to causing immune overreactions.
Geneticists have turned up intriguing links between DNA and the disease. Patients with Type A blood, for example, seem to be at greater risk.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/health/coronavirus-blood-type-genetics.html?campaign_id=154&emc=edit_cb_20200604&instance_id=19100&nl=coronavirus-briefing&regi_id=68426923&segment_id=30119&te=1&user_id=0f46b8320e67275dde26789428079c77
Earlier France found the virus in a pneumonia biosample taken on Dec 27. https://twitter.com/dumindaxsb/status/1257893166205685763
As the world ease restrictions for economic & psychological reasons, #coronavirus keeps accelerating exponentially.
The global cases count just passed 1m new cases per week mark.
(those drops are Mondays, probably due to closed labs in weekend)
Planning for eight to 10 regional distribution sites “so that we don’t have to make everything centrally and try and ship it around the world”
An influential foundation focused on preparation and response to epidemics that is backing nine potential coronavirus vaccines has identified manufacturers with capacity to produce four billion doses...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cepi-vaccines-excl/exclusive-vaccine-alliance-finds-manufacturing-capacity-for-4-billion-doses-of-coronavirus-vaccines-idUSKBN23V3D0
We thought #coronavirus was only respiratory. Turns out, it goes after pancreas, heart, liver, brain, kidney, etc + neurological complications.
For many, damage is permanent. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-effects/scientists-just-beginning-to-understand-the-many-health-problems-caused-by-covid-19-idUSKBN23X1BZ
Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come,...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-effects/scientists-just-beginning-to-understand-the-many-health-problems-caused-by-covid-19-idUSKBN23X1BZ
@WHO still maintains that #coronavirus is not airborne.
239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, & are calling to revise its recommendations.
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/04/health/239-experts-with-one-big-claim-the-coronavirus-is-airborne.html
BEST NEWS SO FAR!
Oxford & CanSino vaccines showing expected immune response in preliminary human trials.
Both using adenovirus to carry #coronavirus genes into human body & prepare the immune system to fight #COVID19.
Thousands of people packed into a mask-less water park party in the central city of #Wuhan, where the #coronavirus originated ~9 months ago. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1295345558270488577
India, to be #1 in reported cases in few weeks.
According to 1 of the largest study their:
-Children of all ages spread it.
-5% responsible for 80% of infections.
-Avg hospital stay before death is only 5d (vs 2w in US)
India's 1st wave peaked & slowing.
Non-peer-reviewed study of 84k people has found, recovered severe #COVID19 patients may suffer significant brain function decline.
Equivalent to brain ageing by 10yrs.
People recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases of the infection linked to mental decline equivalent to the brain ageing by 10 years, researchers...https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL8N2HI38G