Wuhan Coronavirus: Megathread -

Which country(ies) will fare the worst due to the WuFlu?


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Rudy Russo

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Some highlights:

Gov. Pete Ricketts said the woman played in a Fremont YMCA basketball game and attended VFW dinner on Wednesday night prior to coming to the hospital. The Fremont YMCA is now closed and basketball tournaments in the coming days are canceled.

So far, over 30 healthcare workers who were in contact with her have been asked to self-quarantine. The patient made five potential visits to three different healthcare sites, according to Dr. Pour.

The workers will only be tested if they come down with coronavirus symptoms.





Two coronavirus patients are out of a San Antonio hospital.A third person was released from quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base.
 
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Ellesse_warrior

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DC has its first case. It'll be announced at the upcoming press conference at 7:30 EST. Mayor Bowser tweeted about it. Not sure if the post is still up.

99% chance that this means it's also in the Northern Virginia area. So add another state to the list.

Edit: Link for the tweet. On phone and can't archive right now. Apologizes. https://mobile.twitter.com/mayorbowser/status/1236422174958895104?s=21

Done.

It's eashy to archive on mobile though
 

Shaved Kiwis

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NYS is up to 89 confirmed cases =/

The idiot in charge of the CDC is a total fuckup, he screwed up bad. He’s primarily to blame for the lack of test kits and lack of preparation, he’s out of his element and doesn’t know what he’s doing.

There’s also a lot of dysfunction in government now and no cohesion between various departments. It’s the perfect recipe for disaster, if there had been no crisis these cracks wouldn’t have manifested.

Pence has been doing a decent job so far, he knows his head is on the line.


See I though that black bastard was a CCP Chink ass licker and just straight up taking money from the politburo when shit was popping off in China. I never even considered the fact that he might just be criminally incompetent. The fact that he sounds almost exactly like the Reverend Doctor Martin Ssempa should have tipped me off.
 

dopy

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The case in DC was at CPAC apparently. Double plus not good.

i guess conservatives should take borders, policing, and screening more seriously huh?
 

Menotaur

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Again, from he Courier-Journal showing the world what a good system we don't have....we're totally screwed.

"The Harrison County resident diagnosed with Kentucky's first case of coronavirus was twice denied testing for COVID-19 at the direction of the Kentucky Department of Health, the initial treating hospital said in a statement Saturday.

According to a statement on Harrison Memorial Hospital's website, the "patient presented with flu-like symptoms" but did not meet state criteria for testing. The individual's symptoms were treated and they were released, the statement said.

However, the patient's symptoms did not subside, so the patient returned to the Cynthiana hospital where further tests were completed.

Again, according to the statement, the state Department of Health determined the patient did not qualify for coronavirus testing.

Even though the patient did not meet COVID-19 screening criteria, Harrison Memorial admitted the patient due to their condition into a negative isolation room, the statement said."
 

EmuWarsVeteran

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So little birdy sent me info confirming partially my prediction bout the balkans. To paraphrase:

Deep Denial in Bosnia and Herzegowina, Croatia and Serbia. Government News channels and sites spreading that Roches anti-rheumatic drug Acterma will somehow save the day. (Note: more on this later.)

Galaxy brained migrant worker came back from Italy a few days ago to coof on his kid, other kids tested negative and put into quarantine, but not the teachers, who around the area usually work at multiple schools. (megalol?)

Further info by local kiwis would as always be apreciated. Remember to stay safe but not go paranoid. And do remember to trat yoself, mental health is health!

Also an aside. Acterma is an antiinflamatory. Can it help against coronaviri? Well inflamation IS one of the symptoms, so I guess it can be part of the treatment. But, well, it's only claim to fame is being an antiinflamatory, so, it won't help past that. Dunno if its any better than the others. News seems to think it will defonitely be the best thing ever though! For some reason. Can one of the medkiwis like @Otterly explain why it is so exciting to these guys (aside from money)? (I did find upon corroboration a frankly absurd amount of articles claiming it can literally cure corona, which... no.) This is the article the original birdy sent me for info:
And it's about as vague as the rest on how it works, other than being an antiinflamatory.
 

tehpope

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First legit case about 90 minutes from me. If you're in Utah, stay safe fam. Not really that crazy yet but apparently Mormons are natural preppers so that's why the shelves are somewhat cleaned out. Also our governer has initalized a State of Emergency. But afaik and can tell, everything is fine.

SALT LAKE CITY — A cruise ship passenger who recently returned home to Davis County was diagnosed Friday with the novel coronavirus, hours after Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency in preparation for what was seen as the illness’ inevitable arrival in the state.

Although this is the first case to be confirmed in Utah, “It’s important to recognize that this does not represent the first case of community spread in the state of Utah,” said Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, in a Friday news conference.

The patient, a person older than 60, went to see a doctor in Utah after developing symptoms and has agreed to follow an isolation order, said Brian Hatch, executive director of the Davis County Health Department.

Still, the health officials said, the case represents a turning point.

Utah can expect more cases, and those who develop symptoms will end up staying holed up in their homes as the state seeks to limit exposure to older Utahns and those with other health conditions.

Dunn and her colleagues believe the traveler was exposed to the illness while on a recent cruise aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that returned to port. While the Utahn is the first person on that particular cruise to develop symptoms, other Utahns were aboard the ship. Health officials are trying to get in touch with them.

The Grand Princess and its current passengers and crew are waiting aboard the ship off the California coast after 21 people there tested positive for the virus.

Because the Utah traveler’s test was done by a state lab, it is considered a presumptive positive, Dunn said, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct further testing. The patient is now at home in isolation as health officials reach out to those who may have been in contact with the traveler.

Herbert said the state did not know about the case when he made an emergency declaration earlier Friday. Officials found out about 5:30 p.m., according to Dunn.

The emergency declaration was made out of “a state of readiness” at the time, in the event of increased demand on the health care system if cases do emerge, according to state officials.

“Our No. 1 focus is preparing for the arrival of novel coronavirus,” Herbert said in a statement. “Issuing this declaration now allows us to take additional proactive steps that will make a big difference in how effectively we can respond once we start seeing COVID-19 diagnoses in Utah.”

He said the declaration was made at the request of the Utah COVID-19 Task Force, which met for the first time Friday.

“While no one in Utah has yet tested positive for COVID-19, issuing this order now allows our state and communities to access additional funding and resources that will be instrumental in helping us prepare to slow the spread of coronavirus,” said Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who leads the task force.

Similarly, the governor issues emergency declarations ahead of wildfire season to receive federal resources for when fires break out.

Salt Lake County issued its own emergency declaration Friday evening, which County Mayor Jenny Wilson emphasized “does not mean we are currently experiencing an emergency.”

“It means that we are now in a formal state of preparedness that allows us to utilize resources we expect will be necessary when we encounter the first case of coronavirus transmitted locally,” Wilson said in a prepared statement, noting county departments and divisions are organized and ready should COVID-19 begin spreading in the area.

Meanwhile on Friday, the first person to be treated in Utah for the novel coronavirus returned to his St. George home.

Mark Jorgensen became sick while on a Princess cruise ship in Japan and was flown to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray where he remained in isolation since Feb. 28. As of Friday, Jorgensen has no symptoms and will stay isolated at home until he has two consecutive negative tests for COVID-19, state health officials said.

Jorgensen posted a Facebook Live video from his living room, at first wearing a face mask while his wife was in the room. Though they are now in their own home, the couple remains under “special rules.”

“I am confined to the house, I don’t go anywhere, I am to use a separate bedroom and bathroom,” Jorgensen said, explaining that though he’s back together with his wife, Jerri, it’s tough because they must keep distance from each other.

“We’re going to be compliant and do what they ask us to do,” he explained.

Jerri Jorgensen is believed to be immune to the virus as she already had it and has since tested negative, Mark Jorgensen said.

“I continue to be asymptomatic. I feel great. It feels great to be home. And kind of breathing a sigh of relief,” he said, though the couple did worry about threats they said they received from people upset about them returning to St. George.

Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, emphasized that there is no risk to the public in Jorgensen returning home. He will be swabbed for the virus every other day, she said, and monitored by the Southwest Public Health Department. It is unclear how long it will be until he might test negative for the virus, she said.

“He has been asymptomatic, meaning he hasn’t shown any symptoms from the time he even tested positive, and so there is no risk from him transmitting to others, especially since he is on home isolation,” Dunn said.

Allowing Jorgensen to go home frees up resources in the health care system, especially as beds are needed during the ongoing flu season, according to Dunn, as well as to alleviate the toll on him after several weeks in hospital isolation.

“I mean, he’s been isolated for a month or longer,” she said.

While anxieties over a potential outbreak continue to brew in Utah and nationwide, stores have seen their shelves wiped of toilet paper, water bottles, hand sanitizer and over-the-counter cold medications.

Cases of the virus Friday surpassed 100,000 in 90 countries and spurred the cancellation of religious and large cultural events, including South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas, according to the Associated Press.

Multiple outlets reported Costco has suspended offering food samples. A statement from the wholesale chain on Thursday said the company saw a 10.5% increase in net sales for the quarter compared to last year.

“February sales benefited from an uptick in consumer demand in the fourth week of the reporting period. We attribute this to concerns over the coronavirus,” according to the statement.

Also on Friday, according to one Utah police department, novel coronavirus preppers pilfered the station’s toilet paper.

Kaysville police officer Joshua Danielson said the culprit remains a mystery.

“We received a complaint in our lobby that consistently the men’s restroom was devoid of toilet paper. And we have someone who’s employed to actually stock that, and it shouldn’t be running out so quickly, we would assume,” Danielson said.

Potential “involved parties” haven’t been contacted for an interview yet, he said.

“For those of you preparing for the coronavirus, what is the need for the hoarding of toilet paper? The Kaysville Community must be in a state of crisis that someone has resorted to obtaining all the toilet paper from the (Kaysville Police Department’s) public restrooms. We love our community and we are here to serve you, but cops need toilet paper too! Let’s go back to the days of obsessing over power poles!” the department posted on Facebook.

Luckily, a concerned citizen donated a new package to the officers, saying, “You need this more than I do,” according to a tweet from the department.

The theft — as well as the empty store shelves across the state — prompts questions of how much panic is actually warranted.

Though cases have been confirmed in neighboring states, there’s still no reason to panic, Cox said.

“Our focus right now is really on preparation. The good news is, we do not have any confirmed cases here in the state of Utah, although our neighboring states now do — Colorado, Nevada now have confirmed cases. So again, we know it’s coming this way, but our biggest focus right now is getting ahead of this as much as possible,” Cox told the Deseret News after the first meeting of the task force charged with getting ready should an outbreak occur in Utah.

The group — made up of representatives from local government, education, health, business and community organizations — will meet twice a week and hold conference calls as needed, Cox said.

According to the lieutenant governor, Friday’s task force meeting focused on making sure health care providers don’t become overwhelmed if the virus starts to spread; working with public education officials on protocols if there is a confirmed case in a school; and figuring out how and where to care for the most vulnerable populations like the elderly.

What about the toilet paper and bottled water shortage?

“What we know is that most cases of this disease are very mild, so it would be like the cold or a moderate version of the flu. You would just be at home,” Cox said, urging people to think about what they would need if homebound for two weeks.

And while it’s good to have bottled water on hand for emergencies, it’s not necessary for the coronavirus, he said.

“Our tap water will continue to work just fine. So just really, whatever it is that you need to prepare, you like Diet Coke a lot, make sure you buy an extra six pack next time you’re at the store,” Cox said.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality also confirmed that tap water would remain safe, as “public drinking water systems are designed to continuously deliver safe drinking water to your tap.”

“The other thing we want people to understand is that we have the best and brightest in the state working on this. And if there comes a time when we need to do something to take different measures, we’ll let you know. And we’re on top of that. And it won’t be the politicians making those decisions, it’ll actually be the scientists and the people at the Department of Health who know what they’re doing in these types of outbreaks,” Cox said.

Cox had come under fire on Twitter Thursday for deleting a tweet on the Utah Coronavirus Task Force account. The tweet had included a video of President Donald Trump on Fox News telling people they can go to work with the coronavirus. In the tweet, a member of the task force had urged people not to go to work if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

Cox tweeted that the original tweet with the video of the president was deleted because it “appeared political” in nature and the “White House has been a tremendous partner in our COVID-19 response.”

He said on Friday Utah “has been recognized as the most prepared state in the nation” and hasn’t seen a lot of panic, other than clearing store shelves of toilet paper and water bottles.

“Which again, people just want to be prepared for whatever’s coming, and that’s a positive thing. So we just recommend that people keep doing what they’re doing, but just be safe if you are sick,” Cox said.

Addressing potential threats the Jorgensens received, Cox urged Utahns that if there are confirmed cases in their neighborhood, not to panic.

“The whole idea of quarantining and staying in your house, which is happening ... the disease will not spread when you do that. ... We’re not going to be able to keep people out of our communities that have this disease, but we can keep it from spreading. And that’s the critical message.”


I went to a store in my area and they've got a decent supply of water and TP. No Hand Sanatizer though. But they had signs a most of the isles informing customers that they can only buy a few things of soap et.al due to supply shortages.
 

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Speaking of your girlfriend's cousin's dog groomer, here's an email I got from Petco a little while ago:

March 6th, 2020

Pet parents,

I'm Dr. Thomas Edling, a 25-year veterinarian with a special interest in infectious and zoonotic diseases and a member of the Petco Pet Wellness Council. I work regularly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to understand how various health concerns may affect pets and the broader pet industry, and I am closely monitoring the currently evolving outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. I've partnered with Petco to create a dedicated collection of the most important things people should know about pets and COVID-19.

First and foremost, we are following and reinforcing all guidance and resources available from the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and so should you.

We've also been disheartened to read reports that some pet parents in areas where the virus is prevalent have made troubling decisions about abandoning their pets out of misinformation about how the coronavirus spreads. Pet parents under no circumstances should be abandoning their pets because of COVID-19.

The most important things pet lovers should know today are:

According to the CDC, there is currently no known reason to believe that any animals, including pets in the United States, can spread COVID-19.

  • To date, the CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.
  • The CDC always recommends following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness.

People who are sick with COVID-19 should restrict their contact with animals. If you see any changes in the health condition of your pets, advice from a veterinarian should be sought as soon as possible. As always, pet parents should adopt good hygiene habits, such as washing their hands before and after handling pets, their food and supplies, and maintain a clean environment.

A full FAQ about coronavirus and pets, what Petco is doing to protect the health and safety of both people and pets, and links to additional resources are below. In partnership with Petco, we will continue to monitor this fluid situation closely and update this page as more information is made available from the CDC.

Sincerely,
Dr. Thomas Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH
Petco Pet Wellness Council

Petco's statement with links
It's a licensed veterinarian with common sense advice. Probably the most sensible thing I've read regarding pets and WuFlu since it started.

edited for grammar, on the phone with my vet for kitty meds atm
Yes, I read on the CDC website a few days ago under their Mythbusters section that, no, animals/pets can not contract the coronavirus. Cut and dry, just like that. No, well, we're not sure yet, some testing still needs to be done. Or whatever.
So imagine my surprise when the very next day I read that someone's dog (somewhere) had contracted the virus. If you don't know, just say you don't know! Don't lie and say you have the answer because when you get caught lying, you lose most of, if not all, your credibility!
 

EmuWarsVeteran

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NYS is up to 89 confirmed cases =/



See I though that black bastard was a CCP Chink ass licker and just straight up taking money from the politburo when shit was popping off in China. I never even considered the fact that he might just be criminally incompetent. The fact that he sounds almost exactly like the Reverend Doctor Martin Ssempa should have tipped me off.

I can relate. Days ago I mentioned the Nursing School over here was being scrutinized by everyone under the sun suspecting they pocketed money. Cause they canceled all nursing reunions with outside partners due to corona, even the ones made to inform nurses of corona. Well they found no evidence of corruption, it turns out they did send the money back to the ministry, and after ministerial pressure they made an exception for corona related reunions but kept the rest under lock, so the unions have been laughing at the realization that in fact they were not doing it for ulterior motives, and therefore the people in charge of the nursing school seriously are stupid enough to cancel reunions meant to inform nurses of coronavirus protocols due to coronavirus. Just... oh there really is no limit to some people's stupidity.

Still no deaths in germany. i think beer is the solution to this problem.

Either that or lack of proper (sentry, risk group and post-mortem) testing... one or the other.

Again, from he Courier-Journal showing the world what a good system we don't have....we're totally screwed.

"The Harrison County resident diagnosed with Kentucky's first case of coronavirus was twice denied testing for COVID-19 at the direction of the Kentucky Department of Health, the initial treating hospital said in a statement Saturday.

According to a statement on Harrison Memorial Hospital's website, the "patient presented with flu-like symptoms" but did not meet state criteria for testing. The individual's symptoms were treated and they were released, the statement said.

However, the patient's symptoms did not subside, so the patient returned to the Cynthiana hospital where further tests were completed.

Again, according to the statement, the state Department of Health determined the patient did not qualify for coronavirus testing.

Even though the patient did not meet COVID-19 screening criteria, Harrison Memorial admitted the patient due to their condition into a negative isolation room, the statement said."

Well at least they did put him in a negative pressure room, that should aid with avoiding spread if they didn't botch the protocols. So hey, it was dumb but it was still ages above what china did.

Think my roommate has it. If I have it, it's very mild.
If it is what I got, first day you'll feel fine enough, second you'll get a bottle of antacids and shit a lot but otherwise just a headache. Third onwards basicaly 2 but slowly lowering intensity. Have fun, and get antacids for real.
 

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Yes, I read on the CDC website a few days ago under their Mythbusters section that, no, animals/pets can not contract the coronavirus. Cut and dry, just like that. No, well, we're not sure yet, some testing still needs to be done. Or whatever.
So imagine my surprise when the very next day I read that someone's dog (somewhere) had contracted the virus. If you don't know, just say you don't know! Don't lie and say you have the answer because when you get caught lying, you lose most of, if not all, your credibility!

Household pets can contract their own variants of assorted Coronavirus's. But they can't pass theirs with humans.
 

Menotaur

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Given that "Patient Zero" in Italy is rumored to be a Pakistani Migrant who blew off quarantine, everyone is going to start taking borders more seriously. Those governments that don't will feel the peoples wrath.
Like it mattered. It was him or 50,000 other would be pricks. As for Italy, they have spread it far and wide, no perhaps we should take borders more seriously against Italians.
 

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