Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb compares the coronavirus to SARS, saying the coronavirus seems to be more contagious but 'less severe' than SARS.
The World Health Organization on Thursday said at a press conference the outbreak did not yet constitute a global public health emergency.Sometimes referred to as the Wuhan virus, it has been temporarily named the "2019-nCoV." It belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which can be transmitted from person to person. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said at a press conference the outbreak did not yet constitute a global public health emergency. "Make no mistake, this is, though, an emergency in China. But, it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO. He added the organization's assessment is that "the outbreak is very high-risk in China, and high-risk regionally and globally." Chinese cities under lockdown 10 cities were put under lockdown measures with a total of about 33 million people. Transportation services in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, were shut down on Jan. 23 and people were asked to not leave. The airport and train station in the city were also temporarily closed. Other cities under lockdown include Huanggang, Xiantao, Ezhou, Qianjiang, Zhijiang, Chibi and Lichuan. The combined population in those cities is approximately 24 million people. Authorities have also canceled Lunar New Year events in Beijing and other places. Airlines and rail operators are offering refunds on domestic flights and train tickets around the country. The Wuhan virus outbreak is most frequently compared to the spread of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, between 2002 and 2003, when more than 8,000 people were infected. Around 800 people died in that crisis, Read more: CNBC
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China says 25 people have died from the coronavirus as South Korea confirms second caseThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said at a press conference the outbreak did not yet constitute a global public health emergency. Winnie is behind this so bad!
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