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We observe clustering of related infections in Zhuhai, Foshan, Shenzhen and Paris. So far, all of these clusters are noted as "family cluster infection". This represents clear direct human-to-human transmission within a house-hold. We do not yet see clear evidence in the phylogeny for community spread outside of Wuhan.
originally posted by: SpartanStoic
I’m at the store stocking up. Saw this from US Senator Tom Cotton
China claimed—for almost two months—that coronavirus had originated in a Wuhan seafood market. That is not the case. @TheLancet published a study demonstrating that of the original 40 cases, 14 of them had no contact with the seafood market, including Patient Zero.
I’ll follow up later if someone else doesn’t.
Doctors have shared new details about the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States in a paper published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In the new report, doctors describe how the man progressed from initially mild, nonspecific symptoms to pneumonia on the ninth day of his illness.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: weirdguy
Well there are 4 protein sequences as stated by the report. The first one is TNGTKR, running that through BLAST gives many different results that have nothing to do with HIV. The results display ranges from brownbanded bamboo shark to Staphylococcus massiliensis Bacteria.
What is a TNGTKR or BLAST?
originally posted by: Trillium
Very interesting turn of even
The top White House official responsible for leading the U.S. response in the event of a deadly pandemic has left the administration, and the global health security team that he oversaw has been disbanded under a reorganization by national security adviser John Bolton.
Estimates of epidemic growth rate
Scientists at Imperial College London have used the number of cases observed outside of China to estimate the total number of cases and suggested that there have been at least several thousand cases by 2020-01-22. With the additional exported cases since and the continued growth of confirmed cases in China, we currently have to expect at least 50000 cases to date. Together with our previous estimates of the age of the outbreak and information on the infectious period, we can estimate plausible ranges of R0 using a branching process model.
We find plausible estimates of R0 between 1.8 and 3.5.