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#31 (permalink)      2/19/2020 9:31:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Excerpted from KEZI News Feb 18, 2020:

EUGENE, Ore.-- A Eugene man who was on a cruise ship that was denied ports of entry over fears of the coronavirus is back in the country while his fellow passengers are still in limbo.

Frank King bought plane tickets from Cambodia to Eugene after taking a cotton swab test for the virus. He said he chose to go home because a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agent in Cambodia cleared him from possibly having the virus. The agent also told them there is no legal reason to keep him held in the country.

King also said he had speaking events about suicide prevention scheduled and since he did not display symptoms, he bought a plane ticket. If he was sick, he would have stayed.

"We could have done it from there," King said. "I would never put anybody else at risk. If you have a compromised immune center or your child. It's a serious risk."

However, King said he faced backlash. King was an entertainer, doing stand-up comedy on the Holland America ship. He said the company fired him for leaving. King's other speaking engagements also became nervous. He said he never wants to put people's lives at risk.

"I would have called them and be like, we got to zoom it from here because I don't want to put the people's lives at risk," King said. "Same reason I rented a car in Seattle if they wouldn't let me fly."

https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Lane-county-man--567993491.html

Too many characters for one post so carrying over to second post (or part 2)

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#32 (permalink)      2/19/2020 9:32:15 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Excerpted from First Clinical Studies Find Wuhan Virus Closely Resembles SARS Jan. 24, 2020:

In the second study, the first to involve gene analysis, researchers tracked the course of 2019-nCoV in a family of seven people. Five family members had recently traveled to Wuhan and were found to carry 2019-nCoV, and one family member who had not traveled with them also was found to be infected with the virus.

None of the infected family members had visited food markets or animals while in Wuhan, suggesting that person-to-person transmission was at play.

The seventh family member - a child whose mother said had worn a surgical mask during their stay in Wuhan - was not infected with the virus.

As well, a second child was infected but showed no clinical symptoms of the illness, according to researchers led by Dr. Kwok-Yung Yuen, from the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. That suggests that 2019-nCoV could be spread person-to-person by people who don't even realize they are infected, the researchers said.

"Our findings are consistent with person-to person transmission of this new coronavirus in hospital and family settings, and the reports of infected travelers in other countries," Yuen said in the release. "Because asymptomatic infection appears possible, controlling the epidemic will also rely on isolating patients, tracing and quarantining contacts as early as possible, educating the public on both food and personal hygiene, and ensuring health care workers comply with infection control."

Examining the course of illness among the various family members, symptoms appeared to develop within a few days of contact with sick individuals.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-01-24/first-clinical-studies-find-wuhan-virus-closely-resembles-sars

Excerpted from Taiwan News 2020/02/14:

The source also said the virus has "outsmarted all of us," as it can hide symptoms for up to 24 days. This assertion has been made independently elsewhere, with Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan (鍾南山) saying the average incubation period is three days, but it can take as little as one day and up to 24 days to develop symptoms.

Also, the source said that false negative tests for the virus are fairly common. “It can fool the test kit – there were cases that they found, the CT scan shows both lungs are fully infected but the test came back negative four times. The fifth test came back positive.”

According to the BBC and other media outlets, some laboratory tests are incorrectly telling people they are virus-free. There is also anecdotal evidence of people having up to six negative results before being diagnosed correctly.

Dr. Li Wenliang first raised concerns about this. His own test results had come back negative multiple times before he was finally diagnosed.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3876197


Whistleblower doctors say coronavirus reinfection even deadlier
https://nypost.com/2020/02/19/whistleblower-doctors-say-coronavirus-reinfection-even-deadlier/

Edited on 2/29/2020 at 6:29 PM. Reason: added alternate article for reference
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#34 (permalink)      2/20/2020 12:06:49 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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what a cunt....he's putting lives in danger because whaaa whaaa whaaa his feelings.
#35 (permalink)      2/20/2020 2:10:40 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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He sounded a bit snockered.
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#36 (permalink)      2/25/2020 10:02:07 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Some snippets:

Only about a dozen state and local laboratories can now run tests outside of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta because the CDC kits sent out nationwide earlier this month included a faulty component.

“Coronavirus testing kits have not been widely distributed to our hospitals and public health labs. Those without these kits must send samples all the way to Atlanta, rather than testing them on site, wasting precious time as the virus spreads,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

In a congressional hearing Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on whether the CDC test was faulty. He denied that the test did not work.

To public health experts, the delays — and lack of transparency about what, exactly, is wrong with the test — are extremely concerning.

In a letter to the FDA, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, which represents state and local laboratories, asked the agency to use “enforcement discretion” to allow the laboratories to create and use their own laboratory-developed tests.

Because a public health emergency has been declared, certified hospital laboratories that usually have the ability to internally develop and validate their own tests can’t use them without applying for an “emergency use authorization,” a major barrier to deploying the test.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-faulty-cdc-coronavirus-test-delays-monitoring-of-diseases-spread/ar-BB10nglx


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The controversy over the government's response to the coronavirus intensified Tuesday after stark warnings from U.S. health officials over the chances of an outbreak in the U.S.

"As more and more countries experience community spread, successful containment at our borders becomes harder and harder," Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Tuesday.

"It's not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses," she added. "Disruption to everyday life might be severe."



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/trump-defends-handling-of-coronavirus-as-democrats-hit-him-during-debate/ar-BB10oqRC


Edited on 2/25/2020 at 10:06 PM. Reason: fixed link wish they'd auto parse
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#38 (permalink)      2/25/2020 10:15:34 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Let's have a contest to see how many Corona Virus threads we can start.

Loser gets a one-way ticket to Wuhan without a mask.

Edited on 2/26/2020 at 2:37 AM. Reason:
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#39 (permalink)      2/26/2020 2:32:00 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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vapeluvr wrote:

Let's have a contest to see how many Corona Virus threads we can start.

Loser gets a one-way tick to Wuhan without a mask.



I'm in!

Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.
#40 (permalink)      2/26/2020 5:33:04 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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New article

CDC Warns it expects coronavirus to spread in U.S.


Federal health authorities said Tuesday they now expect a wider spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic, though they remain unsure about how severe the health threat could be.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday the agency expects a sustained transmission of the virus and called for businesses, schools and communities to brace themselves and plan for potential outbreaks.

“We expect we will see community spread in this country,” meaning the virus circulating within local communities, said Dr. Messonnier. She added that the question isn’t if the virus will expand in the U.S., but when.

In the U.S., 14 locally diagnosed cases have been confirmed, with an additional 40 from the outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Asia and three among Americans who returned from China aboard U.S.-chartered flights.

So far, American public-health systems have sought to contain the virus by isolating confirmed cases while monitoring close contacts of these patients for signs of infection. This strategy is most effective when the case count is relatively low and each case can be epidemiologically linked to each other and traced to an original source, health authorities say. That is the current situation with the confirmed U.S. cases.

But if the virus spreads more widely, it might become difficult or impossible to contain it with the current methods, experts say. Instead, the efforts would shift to strategies such as closing schools, canceling mass gatherings and requiring employees to work from home.

“The disruption to everyday life might be severe,” Dr. Messonnier said.

Read more (if you have a subscription or entitled to free articles):

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cdc-warns-it-expects-coronavirus-to-spread-in-u-s-11582653829

The article came through my news feed so I was able to read it through that app, but not at the link. I copied and saved it all but just excerpted the top. The rest is about faulty test kits like posted above and the small amount of money granted to deal with it.
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#41 (permalink)      2/26/2020 7:21:56 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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vapeluvr wrote:

Let's have a contest to see how many Corona Virus threads we can start. Loser gets a one-way ticket to Wuhan without a mask.




You don't need a mask anymore.

It's everywhere, touch fingers to face and completed process.