Coronavirus updates: Wuhan hospital director dies as death toll nears 2,000

LATEST: Wuhan hospital director dies from coronavirus as death toll from the virus reaches 1,868 in China.

2/18/2020 1:57:00 PM

LATEST: Wuhan hospital director dies from coronavirus as death toll from the virus reaches 1,868 in China.

As Chinese authorities confirm a hospital director tasked with fighting coronavirus outbreak has died from the virus, here is the latest.

because of problems in production and demand in China due to the coronavirus outbreak."Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated," the companysaid Monday in an investor update

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Phil HelselJapan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirusJapan plans to trial the use of HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country’s economy as well as public health.

Yoshihide Suga, the government’s top spokesman, said at a briefing on Tuesday that the government is “currently conducting preparations so that clinical trials using HIV medication on the novel coronavirus can start as soon as possible.”Suga said he couldn’t comment on how long it would take for the new drug to be approved. —

ReutersCOVID-19 not as deadly as other coronaviruses: WHOThe director-general of the World Health Organisation has said that new data suggests that COVID-19 is not as deadly as other coronaviruses, and that more than 80 per cent of patients develop only mild cases of the disease.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a media briefing in Geneva on Monday that China has published a paper with detailed data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, that gives doctors and researchers a better understanding of the age range of people affected, the severity of the disease and the mortality rate.

The virus causes severe disease In about 14 percent of cases, including pneumonia and shortness of breath, Tedross added. About five percent of patients have critical disease including respiratory failure, septic shock and multi-organ failure.And the virus is fatal in two percent of reported cases, while the risk of death increases the older you are, he said.

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DrOz C'mon ppl, let the CDC help, stubborn jerk's DrOz Wow !!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 China faking it all to cover their Military attack on the US and selected target areas. Why inside numbers vs outside numbers dont flow together....all infections will be real OUTSIDE CHINA. We are at war with China..and only way to defeat US is to kill gun owners first.

Whaat Some say its not that FATAL. But a hospital director died, much more prone are hospital workers. Has anyone recovered? What is the current recovery vs mortality rate? Can we get some numbers? How long does the virus last? CDCgov NIH Unbelievably sad and worrisome as here in the US the president suggests that the April heat will kill the virus

😥 Could the coronavirus be on Chinese products like in Walmart? If the hospital director died, nurses should abandon the place. This outbreak is going to be catastrophic for the CCP. The world must put a lid on travel because a global outbreak will deflect from the mishandling of the PRC in the early stages.

God bless him Brave, heroic man. RIP RIP Director 🙏🙏 Americans, our economy is about to start faltering. Start saving at least 10 to 20 percent of your income, and lowering your debt.

WUHAN CORONAVIRUS: US health policy risk versus East Asian countries - Business InsiderPOLICY SHORTFALL: US government is less equipped to handle coronavirus and support citizens than the East Asian countries that have already been hit That is an obviously criminal article that encourages civil strife and seeks to fear some hypothetical dirt Report Its the godamn mass of demonstrators that wants medicine, prohibation and survailance, not the authorities Report

Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus outbreakHospital director dies in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak Follow our live blog for coronavirus updates: But Winnie the Xi is alive? Why that?😷😷😷😷🤕🤕😷😷😷😷 CCP is the one killing him. 🤔

Global stocks tank after Apple warns Wuhan coronavirus is hammering sales | Markets InsiderStocks tumbled on Tuesday after Apple warned Wuhan coronavirus is hitting sales. The iPhone maker doesn't expect to hit its quarterly revenue ta... We will see the aftermath of the COVID19 between Q1 and Q2 this year...This is only the beginning! Open.

GOP senator Tom Cotton suggests coronavirus could've come from Wuhan 'super lab,' not seafood market: China's 'still lying today''The situation is very grave in part because...China was lying from the beginning, and they're still lying today,' the Arkansas senator said. Sorry, but Republicans have lost all credibility at this point. Jami_USA And Newsweak sides with China lol. Dem Globalist groupies on Twitter yelling about how the virus didn’t come from the Wuhan bio weapons lab are still missing the point that sketchy labs are there and Commie China didn’t have ethical procedures, supplies or facilities ALREADY in place. Would have helped so much.

A GOP senator keeps pushing a thoroughly debunked theory that the Wuhan coronavirus is a leaked Chinese biological weapon gone wrongThe conspiracy theory focuses on the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, a government lab near the meat market at the center of the outbreak. This guy is ignorant beyond belief☹️ I’m with the conspiracy theorists on this one. Hey Arkansas, vote him out this year.

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan--A hospital director in Wuhan, Liu Zhiming, who helped lead the fight against China's new virus has become one of its victims. --Japan health authorities say 88 more cases of virus found on quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama, bringing total to 542. Scary stuff. Cruellaisdevine Now I'm getting a little nervous. 🤜 💎