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originally posted by: slapjacks
UPDATE OUT OF CHICAGOLAND AREA:
A Friend of mines husband was admitted this morning here in town with symptoms of severe pneumonia. That is all I know at the moment. Will update when more details become available. Stay safe everyone!
originally posted by: MetalThunder
U.S. Plans to Evacuate Citizens From Epidemic-Stricken Chinese City
The U.S. government is arranging a charter flight Sunday to evacuate its citizens and diplomats from the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan to the U.S., a person familiar with the operation said........Roughly 1,000 American citizens are thought to be in Wuhan, and the U.S. consulate there is reaching out to the ones it knows about to offer them a seat on the plane, the person familiar with the matter said.
The plane seats around 230 people, and will include diplomats from the U.S. consulate as well as Americans and their families. Those evacuated will be responsible for the cost, the person added.....
1000 people and 230 seats ... I pray that those left behind stay strong and healthy... I'd imagine a lot of tough decisions are going to play out.. Godspeed
Two papers published Friday in the journal the Lancet offer some of the first rigorous analyses of patients who contracted a novel coronavirus that has broken out in China and spread to other countries. Among their discoveries: The virus does not only affect people with other, underlying health conditions, and people who are not showing symptoms can still be carrying the virus.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
If this virus really can be picked up from surfaces and inhaled/ingested...it's time to avoid buying, if possible, ANY products from China...At least until this crisis from China abates.
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through
the air by coughing and sneezing
close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
rarely, fecal contamination
originally posted by: blackrabbit1
a reply to: IAMTAT
Influenza has already sickened at least 13 million Americans this winter, hospitalizing 120,000 and killing 6,600, according to the CDC.... Maybe the Americans should be banned from traveling?
originally posted by: khnum
AS Breaking news
China Xi Jinping Chinese President
Says that situation is very serious
CHINA AS A WHOLE NOW ON TRAVEL BAN
China is facing a dangerous situation
Virus is spreading rapidly