Monthly Archives: February 2020

35 cases of coronavirus in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported that at least 35 people in the United States are infected with the virus. Of those, 14 were travelers who fell ill after returning from a trip abroad, while 21 were were people “repatriated” by the State Department. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for […]

World News: A dozen towns in northern Italy are locked down after coronavirus deaths

Schools, businesses and restaurant were closed in a dozen northern Italian towns Saturday following reports of two deaths tied to an outbreak of the coronavirus in the region. A female resident in the Lombardy region died only hours after a 77-year-old man succumbed near Padua, in the Veneto region, the ANSA news agency reported, citing health care […]

America News Update: Thousands Urged To ‘Self-Quarantine’ Across America as Statistician Warns Numbers Don’t Add Up

  With new countries coming forward confirming cases of infected and experts casting doubt on China’s claims about the virus, it looks like we have yet to see how bad this outbreak really is.   As health officials ask thousands to quarantine across the United States, a respected statistician is going public with dire claims […]

First Coronavirus Death Rocks Europe as CDC Director Warns of US Outbreak

The first European death from the coronavirus has been confirmed. The 80-year-old Chinese tourist from the province of Hubei arrived in France on Jan. 16 and was later isolated and hospitalized on Jan. 25, Fox News reported. Officials say the man’s condition quickly deteriorated and he died on Friday. His daughter was hospitalized as well but she is expected […]

Hong Kong’s Coronavirus Lunar New Year

Asia’s coronavirus epidemic hit the Lunar New Year exodus of Hong Kong families to ancestral villages in Guangdong across the border. The epicenter of the outbreak, in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of China’s Hubei Province, is locked down along with surrounding cities by military deployment, affecting 50 million residents. So far 106 deaths have been […]

Virginia says 2 suspected coronavirus cases test negative, 3rd still under investigation

Health officials in Virginia investigating three suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus that’s killed more than 80 people in China and sickened thousands of others around the world have since confirmed that two of the cases are negative. Previously, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on its website announced that two suspected cases in central Virginia and one case in […]

Coronavirus, SARS and flu experts compare the differences between the diseases

As the number of people dying from coronavirus rockets well ahead of those killed by SARS, experts say the disease’s spread is now at a critical stage. Key points: Coronavirus experts said there were still many unknowns, with China “swamped” with coronavirus cases The virus is understood to be more contagious than SARS, with about 20-25 […]

Coronavirus update: Information about the outbreak of COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, a global public health emergency. The number of confirmed cases of the flu-like infection as of Wednesday had passed 75,000, and more than 2,000 people had died, surpassing the death toll from the 2003-2003 SARS outbreak. Here’s a rundown of everything […]