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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and containment efforts for the coronavirus after suffering its first death and the confirmation of new cases, including a doctor and a taxi driver.
Japan’s health ministry said Thursday that a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture, west of Tokyo, had died. She had been transferred between hospitals as her condition worsened and she was only confirmed to have had the coronavirus after her death.
originally posted by: sirlancelot
Seems China now has a app that tracks possibly infected and lets them know if they have been in contact with those infected.
Tracking people to tell them whether they’ve been in close contact with a virus carrier might cause a whole new series of complicated issues.
The article suggest this could be both good and bad.
Good in that its a early warning but bad cause it give one a false sense of security. Also of concern is the social stigma if you happen to be on deemed to be a risk because of contact with another who may be or is infected.
China Corona App
Nicolson is a respected scientist at a respected hospital. He's among the 100 most-cited researchers in the world in the biomedical sciences
Their experience with Gulf War soldiers convinced the Nicolsons biological weapons were employed in the war; their experience with the prison system convinced them one of these weapons originated in Texas. Taking samples from soldiers and TDCJ employees, the Nicolsons examined them using a technique called gene tracking, which they originally developed to study cancer cells. They discovered both populations had been infected by a mycoplasma equipped with an HIV gene, which made it more invasive and deadly.
originally posted by: slatesteam
a reply to: weirdguy
Yup. Acting on behalf of Uncle Sam to set up a 5000 bed quarantine zone with unspecified location. And so dafuq what if they are? This is a place to share info. Still waiting for doggodlol’s reasoning why 25M deaths worldwide is an acceptable conclusion to this introductory Act of globalized weaponized viral agent release to the good people of the world....
originally posted by: slatesteam
a reply to: Advantage
Your antique hemlock floors are already dead btw.
JK I can understand your reasoning without knowing what creolin is exactly. I’m glad you all have each other’s best interest at heart in all honesty.
But those floors though!
Take care of yourself however you see fit, know the Old Raisin wants you and your to thrive. Such a different world we reside in then her time.
A North Korean official who returned from China has reportedly been executed for going to a public bath in violation of his quarantine – while experts express doubts about Pyongyang’s claim that the hermit kingdom doesn’t have a single case of the coronavirus.
The trade official, who had been placed in isolation after traveling to China, was arrested and immediately shot for risking the spread of the deadly disease, the Dong-a Ilbo news outlet in South Korea reported.
originally posted by: Bicent
BREAKING: Yunmeng County in Hubei province announces "wartime" lockdown due to coronavirus, says residents who leave their home will be detained
BNO TWITTER LINK
Wow. So now everyone is under house arrest..
Right, things are getting better... Sounds like desperation to me, if this is true..
Jakarta: For the last month, the world has watched as COVID-19 has taken hold in China and then travelled around the world.
Fifteen cases have been confirmed in Australia. Across Asia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Hong Kong have all reported multiple cases. The virus, though thankfully not as deadly as SARS or MERS, is spreading.
So why are there no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Indonesia?
For a country with the world's fourth largest population, and which welcomed two million tourists from China last year (including 1.2 million to Bali) it's a claim that seems absurd.
At the time of writing, there was one suspected case in Maluku, though it has not been confirmed. For weeks the government has insisted there are zero cases.
The reality is that coronavirus is very likely already in Indonesia, but undetected.
Professor Amin Soebandrio, the chairman of Jakarta's Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, has conceded the virus could be present. Curtin University infectious diseases expert Archie Clements said "it's entirely possible, you might even say likely, that there is undetected coronavirus there" while former Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla told the New York Times "it’s possible that there are infected people".