Monday February 17th

 

Latest Coronavirus news February 17th


  • The novel coronavirus outbreak Buses carrying American passengers arrive at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo on February 17 after leaving the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship to be repatriated to the United States.

  • Covid-19 not as deadly as Sars, figures show, and children not affected in same way as adults ?It appears that Covid-19 is not as deadly as other coronaviruses, including Sars and Mers, said the WHO director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that officials were starting to get a clearer picture of the outbreak.The conclusion comes from analysis of data from Chinese authorities relating to 44,000 cases of Covid-19 in Hubei province, where the coronavirus was first recorded.

  • Thus, all countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing, and prevention of onward spread of 2019-nCoV infection, and to share full data with WHO, the World Health Organization said in a statement .

  • India’s Moody said on Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak added to pressures on growth in Asia.

  • Reuters Health Information , February 13, 2020 SCCM 2020 Coronavirus Care Planning ‘More Important Than Containment’ Hospitals need to get ready for a surge of patients, experts warn.

  • Hunt on for ‘Patient Zero’ Who Spread Coronavirus Globally

  • Two New Novel Coronavirus Cases Among Quarantined US Patients The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that two new patients have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), bringing the case total in the United States to 15.

  • ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus As spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues, the American College of Cardiology has released a clinical update that looks at early cardiac implications and clinical guidance.

  • Americans Taken Off Cruise Ship And Flown To U.S. Test Positive For Coronavirus

  • Students, business owners, sanitation workers and doctors are all struggling to cope with the daily frustrations of living in a city of 7 million that’s afraid of an outbreak of COVID-19.

  • Tales of life on a ship quarantined in Japan amid a coronavirus outbreak are hurting bookings for the growing cruise line industry.

  • Results From Chinese Drug Trials for Coronavirus Due in Weeks – Expert Chinese scientists are testing two antiviral drugs against the new coronavirus and preliminary clinical trial results are weeks away, the co-chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting said on Wednesday.

  • Although no specific treatment is currently available for human coronaviruses, numerous antiviral agents are being identified through a variety of approaches.

  • A scientific consultant for colleagues in Beijing is carrying out genetic analyses to determine the relationship of the virus that causes COVID-19?which was officially named SARS-CoV-2 last week to another coronavirus isolated from a pangolin.

  • Even before the coronavirus outbreak, overreliance on a small group of suppliers caused shortages of dozens of medicines every day. These supply chains are very thin.

  • The FDA has faced questions from lawmakers about how the coronavirus outbreak has affected the agency’s oversight of drug and device factories.

  • Major companies that have announced a business impact in the coronavirus affected country are Nike, Hyundai, Starbucks, Tata Motors, McDonald’s, Disney, Carlsberg, and H&M, as reported by Reuters and CNBC.

  • Coronavirus has hit at a time when the Chinese economy is slowing down and the nation is struggling to identify new growth drivers amid trade tensions with the US.

  • The coronavirus is expected to result in a further slow down because of its impact on the China’s trade and effect on a wide range of industries, although the estimates are yet to be made.

  • The group of coronavirus patients whisked to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield late Sunday after evacuating a Japanese cruise ship did not linger for long at the California military facility. While the base opened its gates for uninfected passengers who had been quarantined aboard the cruise ship, military officials said they would not be treating coronavirus patients at the airfield. Four people who tested positive for coronavirus, but have not yet presented symptoms, were taken to health care facilities near the base, a State Department official said.

  • Fijian evacuees from Wuhan relieved to be in New Zealand. Fijian students quarantined at a New Zealand military base are glad to be out of Wuhan

  • New Zealand’s tourism industry feels the pinch amid coronavirus fears. The Northern Marianas is beginning to feel the pinch with a lack of visitor arrivals and the tourist district a virtual ghost town.

  • The Marshall Islands has issued an indefinite ban on all international travel by government employees and elected leaders to reduce risk of importing the coronavirus.

  • Keeping passengers on ship may have helped spread of coronavirus, says one lawyer Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent Quarantine conditions imposed on a stricken ship in Japan are both morally dubious and appear counterproductive, according to health experts who fear the vessel has become an incubator for the coronavirus Covid-19.

  • Colorado man uses Instagram to document coronavirus quarantine

  • Japan’s health ministry said Thursday 44 more people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo have tested positive for the Coronavirus that causes the new disease known as COVID-19.

  • Rather than wait for patients to test positive for the virus, diagnoses now include anyone whose chest scan reveals COVID-19’s distinctive pattern of pneumonia.

  • During the SARS and MERS outbreaks, nearly a quarter of patients had diarrhea much more significant feature of those zoonotic coronaviruses.

  • Blood storm Coronaviruses can also cause problems in other systems of the body, due to the hyperactive immune response we mentioned earlier.

  • The death toll and numbers of people sickened from coronavirus, or COVID-19, rose again Monday. 1,869 have died and more than 73,200 are sick.

  • Bay Area public health officials have opened emergency operations centers in San Francisco and Santa Clara counties to respond to current or potential cases and address questions from the health care community and the public.

  • With the current situation, routine wearing of masks is not recommended for healthy members of the public in the ACT for the prevention of COVID-19.

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