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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: andy06shake
Amazing how every super-virus elicits so much fear. Even from those who are shortening their own life spans, by drinking too much, smoking, eating at McDonalds, etc..
The death toll from Corona virus in China on Monday to reached to 80 with hundreds of new infections reported as major countries stepping up efforts to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan.
The deadly virus causing fear nationwide has prompted authorities to impose transport curbs around China to cut off transmission routes, and extend a national holiday to delay people travelling back to work.
With many thousands of foreigners trapped in the ground-zero city of Wuhan, which is under a virtual lockdown, the United States and France were among several countries formulating plans to evacuate their citizens by plane.With the coronavirus also expanding globally, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus headed to Beijing to meet with government officials on the crisis.
"My WHO colleagues and I would like to understand the latest developments and strengthen our partnership with China in providing further protection against the outbreak," he said on Twitter.
The new additions to China’s death toll came entirely from the epicentre province of Hubei, which on Monday reported 24 fresh fatalities.Most fatalities and overall cases have been in Hubei, and the government says the deaths have largely been elderly or people already weakened by pre-existing health conditions.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: SpartanStoic
The new virus does not appear to be as deadly as MERS with a 34% mortality rate, or SARS with around 10%.
The coronavirus death rate is apparently around 4% but its ability to spread is getting stronger.