World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'

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Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency

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March 13, 2020 President Trump declared a national emergency.

I can't find a video of the whole speak right now but here is an article on The Washington Post with part of it: Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency


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Re: World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'

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Not to be bearer of bad news but in the interest of informing:
There are also reports in other countries of significant transmission by people who are asymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic.
On Tuesday, Dr. Sandra Ciesek, director of the Institute of Medical Virology in Frankfurt, Germany, tested 24 passengers who had just flown in from Israel.
Seven of the 24 passengers tested positive for coronavirus. Four of those had no symptoms, and Ciesek was surprised
source: : https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health ... li=BBnb7Kz


Well worth the time it takes to read.


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Just wanted to share YouTube's live coverage:

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News:
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Those absolute latest numbers did lower the survival just a bit but I suspect as more cases are reported from countries with strong health care it will average back down.

It is something to be taken very seriously but at this time it is not a mass extinction event as the media would like it to be.


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The more I hear from Anthony Fauci, the more I like him making the media bytes of late. That said, I honestly don't know much about him, and only know what I've heard and seen in the last couple of weeks, but from what I've heard and seen from him so far, he seems to be the one making a lot of sense with respect to the virus issues.



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Curious as to how it is going in your part of the world.

Here in KY the last count I saw was 21 active cases with 1 death of 1 or 2 cured and released.


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Its evolving constantly for us, as you can imagine. Our province population is about 13 million. Cases so far looks to be 177 confirmed cases with 5 "resolved".

We just heard from the local provincial government officials on tv, and and they've finally used the "emergency" word.



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Those numbers don't sound too bad. Have they closed public gathering places like restaurants and bars?


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Yes and no - any public gathering of potentially 50 or more persons, yes - closed, so churches, libraries, gyms, theatres, sit down restaurants and bars etc, are closed or closing. Restaurants can still be open for takeout - if they so desire, if they can scramble to make that type of service available.

Tim Hortons, for example, were set up for drive through sales forever, so they'll still be open for the meantime.



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Re: World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'

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About the same as here.

JH and Accrete still need to weigh in. I haven't seen JH post for a bit. I hope he is not under the weather.


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