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World Health Organization has officially named the coronavirus to avoid stigma and racist acts
- February 12, 2020

The restart of business poses a risk of further spreading the virus , but China has little recourse, said Cong Liang, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's main economic planning body. "The problem of human-to-human transmission has not yet been resolved". Hubei province, which is the epicentre of the viral outbreak, has also reported 94 new deaths. (more...)
Coronavirus impact on China and its likely outcome on the world economy Coronavirus impact on China and its likely outcome on the world economy
- February 12, 2020

The researchers said that with the number of people who left the city and traveled to other countries, a global spread of the deadly virus is inevitable. China's official media reported Tuesday that the top health officials in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, have been relieved of their duties. (more...)
Indeed staff told they can come back to the office Indeed staff told they can come back to the office
- February 12, 2020

Recruitment company Indeed has told its 1,000 staff in Dublin to work from home over concerns of coronavirus. It is understood family members of the individual in question had visited a facility where patients with coronavirus were being cared for. (more...)
World Health Organization calls the coronavirus carnage in China the 'tip of the iceberg' World Health Organization calls the coronavirus carnage in China the 'tip of the iceberg'
- February 12, 2020

Over 1,000 people in China have died after contracting the virus, which has sickened over 43,000 others globally. "Evidence suggests the positive mood will continue, and we see some coordination in markets with oil rallying, base metals up and Treasuries coming under pressure", said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus 'super-spreader' says no longer sick United Kingdom coronavirus 'super-spreader' says no longer sick
- February 12, 2020

Walsh, who says he has fully recovered from the virus, thanked Britain's National Health Service. "We learned that there were two other cases linked to this cluster, two adults - one who was diagnosed in the United Kingdom and the other who was diagnosed in Mallorca - linked to a stay in the apartment in Les Contamines-Montjoie", Jerome Salomon, a senior health official, said in a televised statement, Reuters reported. (more...)
Trump Administration Requests Over $700Mln to Counter Russia in 2021 - Budget Proposal Trump Administration Requests Over $700Mln to Counter Russia in 2021 - Budget Proposal
- February 12, 2020

Trump's budget proposal adds to the federal debt through his massive spending increases paired with tax cuts for the country's wealthiest members. It includes spending on Trump's priorities as he seeks re-election later this year, including US$2 billion to fund further construction on a border wall with Mexico, a project that is especially popular with his political base, and funding for an infrastructure bill that is unlikely to be passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress. (more...)
Andrew Yang drops out of 2020 presidential race Andrew Yang drops out of 2020 presidential race
- February 12, 2020

In a recording of a campaign-wide staff call on Friday obtained by Insider and originally reported by Rolling Stone , a defeated-sounding Yang acknowledged the toll of the layoffs and the uphill battle the campaign is facing ahead of New Hampshire. (more...)
Four more coronavirus cases as United Kingdom faces 'serious and imminent threat' Four more coronavirus cases as United Kingdom faces 'serious and imminent threat'
- February 12, 2020

The announcement by Matt Hancock provides the Authorities better powers to struggle the unfold of the virus, with 4 confirmed circumstances within the UK. The man, who is now being treated at St Thomas' Hospital in London , has been linked to six other cases - five of which were announced on Monday. Last week, Henry said the two of the patients are a man and woman in their 30s who were visiting from China's Hubei province. (more...)
Bernie Sanders' campaign files for partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results Bernie Sanders' campaign files for partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results
- February 12, 2020

Both Buttigieg and Biden - whose status as national frontrunner for the nomination was shaken by taking fourth-place in Iowa's caucuses - said it would be much harder for the party to defeat Trump with Sanders. A recanvass is not a recount, but a check of the vote count against paper records to ensure the counts were reported accurately. Brian Sterner, 59, who works in the chemical industry, said he was leaning toward Buttigieg, but had concerns whether a small-city former mayor can ... (more...)
Japan’s halt of regular HPV vaccine to cause thousands of cancer deaths Japan’s halt of regular HPV vaccine to cause thousands of cancer deaths
- February 12, 2020

HPV, the human papillomavirus, causes genital warts in both sexes and cervical cancer in women. Boston, MA-Scaling up cervical cancer screening coverage in the U.S.to 90% could expedite elimination of the disease and avert more than 1,000 additional cases per year, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. (more...)
World Health Organization names new coronavirus as COVID-19 World Health Organization names new coronavirus as COVID-19
- February 12, 2020

To defeat this outbreak, we need open and equitable sharing, according to the principles of fairness and equity", he said. "Co" is for coronavirus, "Vi" is for virus, "D" is for disease and "19" since it was detected in late 2019, officials said. (more...)
Coronavirus confirmed in San Diego, Calif. Coronavirus confirmed in San Diego, Calif.
- February 12, 2020

We are fully prepared to care for adult patients with 2019-nCoV. The San Diego case is the 13th to be confirmed in the U.S. and the seventh in California . The statement indicates the patient was discharged from the hospital Sunday and returned Monday, but specific times were not specified. It's still unclear if the person has the virus, which emerged in China in late 2019 and is characterized by cold-like symptoms that can progress to pneumonia. (more...)
Coronavirus ‘a very grave threat’ to world, WHO director says
- February 12, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom announced the name at a press conference in Geneva on late on Tuesday. The WHO chief explained that the "co" stood for "corona", "vi" for "virus", and "d" for "disease". The death toll from the virus in China on Monday rose to 1,017 with confirmed cases totalling to 42,708, Chinese health officials said on Monday. The virus has killed at least 1,016 people in China and sickened 43,000 others. (more...)
New name for disease caused by virus outbreak: COVID-19 New name for disease caused by virus outbreak: COVID-19
- February 11, 2020

The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of World Health Organization , announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agency's headquarters in Geneva . Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) formally confirmed the latest two cases of novel coronavirus in the province. An advance team of global experts led by the World Health Organisation has left for Beijing to help investigate China's coronavirus epidemic. (more...)
New coronavirus death toll tops 1,000 in China
- February 11, 2020

Tedros said having a name for the new disease is important to prevent the use of other names that might be stigmatizing. Tedros met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last month and said it took about two weeks for the country to agree to allow an worldwide team of experts to come to investigate the outbreak. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 636 Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 636
- February 11, 2020

At least 31,000 people have now been infected by a virus in China and cases have been found in over two dozen countries, triggering an global health crisis. The news of his workplace compensation began trending as number one on China's microblogging platform, Sina Weibo, shortly after being reported. Here's a look at the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths, both within mainland China and globally. (more...)
Ukrainians infected with coronavirus at Diamond Princess liner stay in Japanese hospital
- February 11, 2020

Meanwhile, out of 3700 passengers and crew members during the first week of quarantine, the number of infected exceeded 130 people. The Indian Embassy here on Tuesday said it was in touch with the 138 Indians, including passengers and crew members, on board a cruise ship, carrying 3,711 people, quarantined off Japan due to diagnosis of some novel coronavirus cases. (more...)
Sanders Ousts Biden as Frontrunner in Latest Morning Consult Poll Sanders Ousts Biden as Frontrunner in Latest Morning Consult Poll
- February 11, 2020

In a curious twist, Bloomberg, who in his political career has been a Democrat, Republican and independent, also got a write-in vote as a Republican. "He finished in fourth position in last week's Iowa caucuses, and polls indicate he would do much worse in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary - an outcome that could undermine his argument he would have the ability to conquer Donald Trump " just like a drum" at November's presidential elections. (more...)
Sharp rise in number of viral pneumonia cases in China Sharp rise in number of viral pneumonia cases in China
- February 09, 2020

Health authorities have maintained that there is no evidence that the virus transmits easily between humans. The most up-to-date cases bring to 45 the resolution of of us which like reduced in dimension the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Successfully being Commission stated Saturday. (more...)
Coronavirus: Singapore confirms new cases, including an infant with virus Coronavirus: Singapore confirms new cases, including an infant with virus
- February 08, 2020

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed two more positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in the republic, bringing the total to 30 cases. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who was also at the briefing, said the authorities may have to adopt a different strategy based on how the virus evolves. (more...)

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