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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:15 AM

Wuhan Reports No New Coronavirus Cases for First Time

https://www.thedailybeast.com/wuhan-reports-no-new-coronavirus-cases-for-first-time?ref=home

Wuhan Reports No New Coronavirus Cases for First Time
GLIMMER OF HOPE
Tracy Connor, Executive Editor
Published Mar. 18, 2020 11:57PM ET
Reuters


The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus originated, reported no new cases on Thursday for the first time since January. And across China, there were no reports of new community spread cases—although 21 new cases of infected people arriving from abroad were discovered, raising the specter of a new outbreak after a prolonged lockdown appeared to get the first one under control. Nearly 81,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 in China, and at least 3,245 have died.

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. Kick - this didn't have to happen here

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW

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Though there were only four known cases in South Korea at that point, “we were very nervous. We believed that it could develop into a pandemic,” one attendee, Lee Sang-won, an infectious diseases expert at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Reuters.

“We acted like an army,” he said.

A week after the Jan. 27 meeting, South Korea’s CDC approved one company’s diagnostic test. Another company soon followed. By the end of February, South Korea was making headlines around the world for its drive-through screening centers and ability to test thousands of people daily.

South Korea’s swift action stands in stark contrast to what has transpired in the United States. Seven weeks after the train station meeting, the Koreans have tested well over 290,000 people and identified over 8,000 infections. New cases are falling off: Ninety-three were reported Wednesday, down from a daily peak of 909 two weeks earlier.

The United States, whose first case was detected the same day as South Korea’s, is not even close to meeting demand for testing. About 60,000 tests have been run by public and private labs in a country of 330 million, federal officials said Tuesday.

As a result, U.S. officials don’t fully grasp how many Americans have been infected and where they are concentrated - crucial to containment efforts. While more than 7,000 U.S. cases had been identified as of Wednesday, as many as 96 million people could be infected in coming months, and 480,000 could die, according to a projection prepared for the American Hospital Association by Dr. James Lawler, an infectious disease expert at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:26 AM

2. can't report

if the state says no new cases allowed

we're still seeing leaked videos coming thru the great fire wall.


there is a chinese word for those brave leakers... 'wall leaper"

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:27 AM

3. I hope that is true.

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