63 cases in the US.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/0…rld/coronavirus-news.html

    The virus may have been in Washington State for weeks.

    As Washington State declared a state of emergency over the new coronavirus, researchers who studied two cases in the state say that the virus may have been spreading there for weeks, suggesting the possibility that up to 1,500 people in the state may have been infected.

    The state became the site of the country’s first coronavirus death on Saturday. President Trump issued new foreign travel warnings and restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, while also urging calm among members of the public.

    The number of confirmed cases worldwide had reached nearly 87,000 as of Sunday, with more than 7,000 cases outside mainland China, where the outbreak began late last year. The virus has now been detected in at least 60 countries.

    With 71 cases confirmed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration announced this weekend that testing for the coronavirus would be greatly expanded in the country, a move that is expected to improve the pace of detecting infections and help identify patterns of suspected or confirmed cases.

    Rhode Island on Sunday reported its first “presumptive” coronavirus case, a person in his or her 40s who had traveled to Italy, the center of an outbreak in Europe, with over 1,000 confirmed cases.

    The patient had not been to work and “had limited travel in Rhode Island” since returning from Italy, according to the state’s health department. It said that an effort to reach people who had been in direct contact with the patient was underway, along with efforts to ensure that the person will be quarantined at home with public health supervision.

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    In Washington State, researchers compared two cases in the hopes of learning more about how the coronavirus spreads. The findings suggest that it has been spreading in the state for close to six weeks, according to one of the scientists who compared the sequences, Trevor Bedford, an associate professor at the University of Washington.

    If that is true, it could mean that 150 to 1,500 people “have either been infected and recovered or currently are infected now,” said Mike Famulare, a researcher at the Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Wash., who performed the analysis. Those cases, if they exist, have thus far been undetected.

    Many of those people might not yet be contagious, Dr. Famulare said.

    He characterized his estimate of community cases as a “best guess, with broad uncertainty.” Another method, based on census data and estimated sampling, produced similar results, he said.

  • You're going to piss off KdF again and he'll post something strongly worded at you scrote.

    Be a good boy and go fuck a nun on her way to vespers later.

    Make sure its not a male emperor this time.

  • Watch the video. A year to a year and a half for a vaccine.


    Trump meets a new enemy

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    (CNN)How bad will it get? That was the question this week, but it applied to several things: the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus around the world, the resulting stock market plunge and the concern about whether America's political leaders are up to the challenge.

    An outbreak of the disease is inevitable in the US, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday: "It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but ... a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness."
    Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's former health commissioner, wrote that the disease "will test our government's response and resiliency. How we weather the outbreak also hinges on our trust that the government has our best intentions at heart." She added that, "we don't yet know if the trajectory of COVID-19 will be mild, moderate, or severe" but it makes sense to prepare for the worst case.
    Wall Street apparently agreed, with the Dow plunging 3,583 points, making it by percentage terms the worst week since October, 2008. In the Perspectives section of CNN Business, Paul La Monica recalled covering that financial crisis. "That was a terrifying time — but this seems a lot scarier," he wrote. "Yes, the Fed can do lots of things to help soothe frayed nerves when stocks are in free fall, but there is little that the Fed — or President Trump and Congress, for that matter — can do to solve this biological crisis for the markets and the economy."

    "There is no chance the virus will leave America's economy unscathed," wrote Frida Ghitis.

    close dialog 04689bd42cc610f75d46ce395c1785e0.png Make sense of the news Sign up for CNN Opinion’s Provoke/Persuade weekly newsletter. Provoke/Persuade Me By subscribing you agree to our privacy policy. "Even if all the cases were limited to China, the rest of the globe would feel it. That's because China has become a global economic powerhouse." And by now the virus has gone well beyond the borders of China. "The best advice for Americans now is to wash your hands often and listen to the experts -- not to the President. He's not telling the truth. He's gaslighting, muddling and contradicting the urgent public health advice from experts," Ghitis wrote. She noted, "It's not out of the question that coronavirus could become Trump's 'black swan,' the low-probability, high-impact event that changes everything, even his prospects for reelection." 200229110029-coronavirus-challenge-to-health-stocks-trump-opinion-galant-exlarge-169.jpg In the Washington Post, David Ignatius wrote that, "one of President Trump's failings is that he thinks he knows better than his experts — more about the military than his generals, more about the economy than his Fed chairman, more about intelligence than his spymasters and now, we fear, more about public health than his doctors...Trump made a bad mistake when he seemed to endorse a questioner's suggestion that the CDC was 'exaggerating' the threat." Taking it further, at a South Carolina rally Friday, Trump said, "the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus" in what he called "their new hoax." Presidents are called upon to reassure the nation in the wake of traumatic events, wrote Joe Lockhart -- Reagan after the Challenger explosion, Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing, George W. Bush grabbing the bullhorn after the 9/11 attacks. So far, Trump is failing that leadership test, Lockhart said. "He has consistently underplayed the potential for a serious public health crisis here at home." Chelsea Clinton and the co-author of her book on global health, Devi Sridhar, noted that, "President Donald Trump has taken actions that many doctors and experts agree will leave the US less prepared to respond to COVID-19. He has eliminated the position of Global Health Czar and has repeatedly proposed cuts important to global health funding -- thankfully that have failed to pass in Congress."

  • If the DemocRATS win anything after this last year I will be surprised as hell.

    ‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’

    No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot - Mark Twain

    TWAT on 10/14/2019 :

    Lemme say that again... I don't care. If. The accusations against Trump. Are factual. Or not.

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