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CLEANING

Soap
It’s the best way to wash up (and much easier to find than hand sanitizer).

Disposable gloves
For handling things that might be contaminated. Do not wash or reuse.

Disinfectant wipes
Look for products with active ingredients such as quaternary ammonium, sodium hypochlorite, or hydrogen peroxide.

Towels, clean linens
Or anything else you might need more of as cleaning habits change.

FOOD/NECESSITIES

Supplies of shelf-stable food
Beans, rice, flour, and canned items: enough for a couple of weeks, if access to grocery stores is limited.

Coffee or tea
Or other everyday “necessities”.

A first aid kit
Hospitals may be overwhelmed, so you’ll want to be able to treat minor problems at home.

90 days of medication
The CDC recommends stocking up on prescriptions, so contact your doctor.

WORK AND ENTERTAINMENT

Yarn, art supplies, or other hobby items
It’s a good time to dive into an activity you can do at home. Morale matters!

Things for working from home
From a desk chair to a mouse, it’s better to have the tools for your job if it’s possible to work remotely.

Electronics and, potentially, spare parts
If your phone or computer breaks, it’s an inconvenience in the best of times. Right now, it might be more than that, if stores aren’t open to get a replacement.

Games for family time
If you’ve got kids at home, you’ll need distractions!

IF YOU GET SICK

Medication for reducing a fever, like acetaminophen (Tylenol).

A thermometer for monitoring a fever.

Cough and cold medication
including cough drops and lozenges, cough syryps like Dayquil/Nyquil, and decongestants like Sudafed (the active ingredient is pseudoephedrine, so get the much lower cost generic version).

A humidifier can also help with a cough that makes it tough to sleep.

Rehydration solutions
Pedialyte or Gatorade works, but you can make it at home with a liter of drinking water, a scoop of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Plain water or other liquids also work for mild dehydration in adults.

Basics

what is COVID-19?

    Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). [WHO: Coronavirus]

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. [WHO: Coronavirus]

    Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. [WHO: Coronavirus]

    Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. [WHO: Coronavirus]

    Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. [WHO: Coronavirus]

How do I care for myself and family?

    Everyone should take care of their health and maintain hand and respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and others, including their own families.

    Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Maintain at least 1.5 metres or 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

    Persons with persistent cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in crowd. Make sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or tissue or into your sleeve or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

    Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. Go to the emergency room if your symptoms turn serious. Do not engage in self-medication.


from Dr. Sarah Boon:

    These are the basic, solid graphics that people need to understand what to do and not to do in these times. Basic #scicomm, people!

    —Dr. Sarah Boon, Co-founder & BoD @ScienceBorealis, Writer, editor, photographer, Former scientist, as posted on Twitter 12:32 pm, 24 March 2020

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Feeding the working poor, elderly, and homeless

    The Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, Costa Mesa, CA, has an extreme shortage of paper plates, paper napkins, paper towels, plastic forks and spoons, and toilet paper needed to feed hundreds of working poor, elderly, and homeless every day.

    If you are in the Orange County area you can contribute. See their website. Please provide contact info for other charities around the world.

    720 West 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 USA

    [949] 548.8861 Office

    shannon@someonecareskitchen.org Executive Director


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from Peter Morley:

    PLEASE RT & HELP! Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ is DANGEROUSLY close to being out of face masks. Teaneck has been the epicenter of #COVID19 in NJ

    PLEASE Contact them directly at: 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 - Tel: (201) 833-3000

    —Peter Morley, as posted on Twitter 4:22 pm, 19 March 2020


    “We’re in a war right now,” says hospital chief, sharing precious mask supplies with Holy Name Medical Center, hospital at the center of teaneck, NJ, outbreak.


from Kitty Clinton:

    people can check this out. it may help some.

    if you know people that sew, this may relieve some issues.

    —Kitty Clinton, as posted on Twitter 6:43 pm, 19 March 2020


    Coronavirus: Citing shortages, Deaconess Health System asked the public to sew CDC-compliant face masks for staff fighting coronavirus.

    CDC protocols

    CDC protocols

    How to make a Face Mask Instructions

    PDF Instructions


from Perry Russom:

    Just got off phone with Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Mass General. He is looking for anyone with a 3D printer to help make masks. He says there is a formula online. “I would hope companies across the country…would start making masks later this afternoon.”

    —Perry Russom, Weekend Anchor/NBC10 Boston Reporter, as posted on Twitter 10:23 am, 19 March 2020


from Alt Jabroni:

    We have a group of volunteers crowdsourcing making masks. If you are interested in helping, please let us know.

    Twitter: @alt_jabroni

    —Alt Jabroni, as posted on Twitter 11:14 am, 19 March 2020


from K. Sennholz MD:

    I’M NOT KIDDING HERE:
    We need seamstresses who can make masks for doctors.
    NO NEW MASKS, running out SOON.
    If you or you and a group can get together and make masks, it would be greatly appreciated.
    ALL STATES are running out of masks.

    —K. Sennholz MD, as posted on Twitter 5:29 pm, 18 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Here’s a summary of the results of studies testing various medicines and therapies against #COVID19, including those currently available in the US. COVID-19 Science Report Therapeutics 13 Mar
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 10:43 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Hospital staff caring for critically ill patients are encouraged to read this article @JAMA_current

    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    The simplest way to distinguish #coronavirus from a common cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or wet cough, but it does create a dry and rough cough. Fever is also an early sign. If you are sneezing, don’t be concerned...

    If you or a family member has difficulty breathing or continual shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, the CDC says you should seek medical attention immediately:

    The virus is typically first in the throat causing inflammation & a feeling of dryness. This lasts 3-4 days. The virus then travels through moisture in the airways to the trachea & into the lungs, causing pneumonia for 5-6 days, which makes it very hard to breathe.

    Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The common cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, a doctor should be called immediately.

    People with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases, immune deficiencies, or lack a spleen are most at risk. Contact your healthcare about obtaining extra essential medicines. If you cannot get them, consider using mail-order.

    People are infectious a few days before they even have symptoms. Based on yesterday’s @NatureMedicine paper I posted, about a case of #COVID19 in Australia, it took a week after admission for the virus to be undetectable in a nasal swab. It took her two weeks to recover.

    Hospital staff have suggested doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, there is likely no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection...

    Ensure that your mouth & throat are always wet, never dry. You should drink a sip of water every 15 minutes. Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed directly into the stomach. (Note: I don’t know if this is true but it can’t hurt).

    The virus hates heat & dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed. These hot liquids may kill the virus and are easy to ingest. Raw food from public places are risky...

    The virus has a large size (a diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so N-95 face masks can stop it. Stay 6-10 feet away from others to allow the virus to fall to the ground. Fortunately, sneezing is not a common symptom of #COVID19.

    When the #coronavirus is on hard surfaces, it survives 12-96 hours. If you touch public doors, appliances, railings, touchscreens, elevator buttons, etc, wash hands for > 20 sec with soap and/or disinfect with alcohol gel. Use elbows, knuckles & sleeve-covered hands when possible.

    The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues for 6 - 12 hours. It has an outer lipid membrane, so common detergents will kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the sun for a day and the virus will surely die. #CoronavirusUSA

    #coronavirus seems to survive on hands for > 10 minutes, during which time you will probably rub your eyes or touch your nose or lips. We usually touch our faces every 12 seconds. So, wash your hands often. Also, act like you have #COVID-19 and you don’t want to spread it.
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Since my Harvard lab closed yesterday, I’ve been reading and interpreting this week’s published papers on #COVID19. What follows is a thread of information, my interpretation, links to sources & predictions. Let’s start with what you need to know...
    Treatments that seem to work are chloroquine (a cheap malarial drug), Gilliad’s remdesivir with interferon-beta (in clinical trials from COV-19), plasma from recovered patients, and a steroid (methylprednisilone). Doctors in US are now using remdesivir off-label.
    SARS-CoV2 attacks pneumocytes in lung, intenstine, heart & cells lining blood vessels. In lung, CoV2 prevents cells from making biological detergents to keep lung passages open. Acute respritory distress follows. O2 levels fall…but there may be a dangerous underlying process.
    New work out of China yeterday [14 March 2020] says COVID-19 might also involve abnormal blood production. CoV genes 1 & 8 are predicted to interfere with heme, the red compound in blood, by kicking out the iron. Would explain why chloroquine seems effective as a treatmet.
    Chloroquine is predicted to prevent orf1ab, ORF3a, and ORF10 from attacking heme (red in red blood cells) and inhibit the binding of ORF8 to heme. Although 99% of the virus is seemingly stable, what’s disturbing is ORF 1 and 8 are mutating the fastes.
    Positions nt28144 in ORF 8 and nt8782 in ORF1 are evolving. Samples out of China show they’d mutated 30.53% (29/95) and 29.47% *28/95), respectively. I’m currently figuring out why these are the ones mutating and how that could change the situation.
    It may explain why diabetics and elderly are more susceptible. Blood sugar levels usually increase as we get older, increasing the amount of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) (I’ve tweeted about this before). The authors suggest there people would be more susceptible because the virus could more easily dirupt the heme in the red blood cells. If so, the virus is very smart: it destroys the ling so patients can’t take up oxygen AND reduces the body’s ability to carry oxygen. (For this & other reasons, you should eat healthily the next 2 years).
    These ideas are testable. COVID-19 should correlate with HbA1c levels (*seems true). Patients should have abnormalities in heme/porphyrin & they might have higher levels of free iron in tissues & blood. I will update with more info as it comes in. Stay safe. Below are links...
    Blood, HbA1c, and chloroquine
    CoV2 mutations
    Symptoms
    Susceptibility/Risk
    Fatality
    Therapies
    Remdesivir
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 4:35 pm, 14 March 2020


from Florian Krammer:

    Thread: 1) OK, so I promised to explain the manuscript that we just put on medRxiv

    medRxiv: A serological assay to detect SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in humans

    2) First, I wanted to thank our awesome collaborators @VivianaSimonLab at Sinai, @Olli_Vapalahti @hepojoki at University of Helsinki and @kedzierskalab at University of Melbourne. This would not have been possible without them.

    3) Now, typically, when we get infected with a virus, we make antibody responses, especially against proteins on the surface of the virus. Often these antibodies can neutralize the virus and protect us from getting infected again.

    4) The main target on the surface of most coronviruses is the spike protein, or S. below you see a model of the virus and a visualization of a crystal structure of the spike of SARS-CoV-2 (solved by @veeslerlab - heroes!).

    5) Now, in order to detect antibodies, we use an ELISA or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. For this, an antigen - in this case the spike protein - is coated on a sticky plastic plate (a miniaturized format). Then we let serum from patients react with it and can detect that.

    6) So, first, we needed the spike antigen. We don’t want to sue the virus for various reasons. So we make recombinant antigen. We can do that in insect cells or in mammalian cells in cell culture. We made two versions: a soluble version of the full spike trimer.....

    7) ...and the receptor binding domain (RBD) which is part of the spike on its own (the red part in #4). Then we run them on a gel to see if they look OK and purified. i=insect, m=mammalian. Here are the recombinant RBD proteins. They turned out very nicely.

    8) And here are the full length proteins. We added several stabilizing mutations. nevertheless, we got two bands. One full length version and a degradation product. We don’t know why but think this is not important for assay.

    9) So we had the following sera from controls (not exposed to COVID19) and from COVID19 patients.The controls are from different age groups. Also, we had serum from a person with a confirmed NL63 infection. NL63 is a human CoV that causes common cold and uses the same receptor...

    10).....as SARS-CoV-2, namely ACE2. We though if we get any crossreacivity to the spike of SARS-CoV-2, then with this sample. So we ran our ELISAs. For this the serum is diluted out and you get these curves. The higher up on the y-axis, the more reactivity. We used all four......

    11)....proteins as substrate to compare. Reactivity was a little lower to RBD than the full length spike. But it was clearly possible to distinguish sera from COID19 patients (red) and sera from controls (black), including the NL63 serum (green).

    12) We can quantify the area under the curve to make this easier to grasp. Here we saw more background reactivity with the insect cell derived proteins than the mammalian cell derived ones.

    13) I won’t go into details about isotypes of mAbs we found in the positives, but that was also pretty interesting.

    14) Now, what does this all mean? A) With this assay we can figure out who was infected and who wasn’t. That means we can determine the true infection rate and infection fatality rate. B) We can use the assay to screen for people who seroconverted and are now immune.....

    15)...and they can donate their serum and it can maybe used to treat patients. C) We can test health care workers and ask the ones who are already immune to work with infectious patients. In that way the virus is not easily spread to colleagues or other patients. And D) ....

    16)...we can now use this assay to better study how our immune response reacts to the virus. And then there are two more take home messages that are important: First, it looks like we are all naive, meaning we have no immunity whatsoever to SARS-CoV-2. That would....

    17)....explain why it spreads so quickly. And second, it means we make an immune response to the spike. Antibodies to the RBD domain are often neutralizing, and it is likely (but needs to be confirmed) that once the antibody response sets in, we become protected.

    18) Please keep in mind that these conclusions are preliminary and based on small numbers. Larger studies to confirm this are needed and ongoing. We have started to share the reagents globally and hope that this or similar assays can be set up in many places.

    19) Finally, I want to thank the student who took the lead on this, Fatima Amanat as well as my whole group of dedicated students, postdocs, techs and assistant professors who dropped all their beloved influenza work to help out with creating tools to fight SARS-CoV-2.

    —Florian Krammer, Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as posted on Twitter 6:35 pm, 18 March 2020


from Bill Wang:

    Dr. Krammer, if the patient previously contracted SARS-CoV, could this patient get cross-reaction to SARS-CoV-2 S protein ELISA? btw, I translated your previous tweet and posted on weibo, people are super thankful for you were standing up for them. https://m.weibo.cn/status/4480098616481724?

    —Bill Wang, as posted on Twitter 6:40 pm, 18 March 2020


from Florian Krammer:

    It is likely that a SARS-CoV positive person would cross-react. But there are only 7200 of them worldwide.

    Thanks for translating! Yeah, I am sick of people blaming people. We need to work together to fight this!

    —Florian Krammer, Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as posted on Twitter 6:43 pm, 18 March 2020



Latest news and historical timeline

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Misinformation Warning:

    US President Donald Trump keeps talking about the “China virus”.
    There is no such disease in any medical database.
    Trump may be confused and actually mean COVID-19 Coronavirus.
    It may be that he is being intentionally racist and encouraging his followers to physically attack Asian people, a crime that his followers are already engaging in.

29 March 2020

Spain

    5,562 new cases and 546 new deaths in Spain.

    —Ministerio de Sanidad, 29 March 2020

Iran

    2,901 new cases and 123 new deaths in Iran.

    —Health Ministry Public Relations Office, 29 March 2020

Belgium

    1,702 new cases and 78 new deaths in Belgium

    —Coronavirus Belgium, 29 March 2020

Germany

    552 new cases and 22 new deaths in Germany.

    —Yagesspiegel, 29 March 2020

Romania

    363 new cases and 6 new death2 in Romania:
        a 66-year-old man
        a 71-year-old man who had a tumor and had returned from Austria
        a 27-year-old man who had Type I diabetes

    —Digi 24 HD, Digi 24 HD, Coronavirus in Romania, COVID-19 Stiri Oficiale, Biziday, 29 March 2020

Brazil

    352 new cases and 22 new deaths in Brazil, a 26-year-old man died in São Paulo.

    —Coronavirus Brasil, 29 March 2020

the Philippines

    343 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Philippines.

    —Department of Health (Philippines), 29 March 2020

Australia

    334 new cases and 2 new deaths in Australia.

    —Australian Government Department of Health, 7 News, Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, 29 March 2020

Switzerland

    276 new cases and 18 new deaths in Switzerland.

    —Cas d’infection au Sars-CoV-2 en Suisse, 29 March 2020

Russia

    270 new cases and 4 new deaths in Russia.

    —29 March 2020

Norway

    253 new cases and 2 new deaths in Norway.

    —VG, 29 March 2020

Israel

    246 new cases and 1 new death in Israel: a 92-year-old man.

    —The jerusalem Post, 29 March 2020

United States

    203 new cases and 8 new deaths in the United States.

    —29 March 2020

Denmark

    194 new cases in Denmark.

    —Sundhedsstyrelsen, 29 March 2020

Malaysia

    150 new cases and 7 new deaths in Malaysia.

    —Ministry Of Health, Malaysia, Ministry Of Health, Malaysia, 29 March 2020

Thailand

    143 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand:
    a 68-year-old man who had attended a boxing match in Bangkok and came in contact with positive cases

    —Reuters, Reuters, 29 March 2020

Mexico

    131 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico.

    —El Universal, 29 March 2020

Indonesia

    130 new cases and 12 new deaths in Indonesia.

    —CNN Indonesia, 29 March 2020

South Korea

    105 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea.

    —Ministry of Health and Welfare, 29 March 2020

Hungary

    65 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary.

    —Koronavirus Government, 29 March 2020

China

    45 new cases (of which 44 imported) 5 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 477 new recoveries occurred in China on March 28, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

    —National Health Commission (NHC) of China, 29 March 2020

Lithuania

    43 new cases in Lithuania.

    —LRT, 29 March 2020

Honduras

    15 new cases in Honduras.

    —El Heraldo, 29 March 2020

Haiti

    7 new cases in Haiti.

    —Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, 29 March 2020

Vietnam

    5 new cases in Vietnam.

    —VN Express, 29 March 2020

Cambodia

    4 new cases in Cambodia.

    —Khmer Times, 29 March 2020

Grenada

    2 new cases in Grenada.

    —Party Grenada, 29 March 2020

Jamaica

    2 new cases in Jamaica.

    —Ministry of Health and Wellness, 29 March 2020

Bhutan

    1 new case in Bhutan.

    —Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan, 29 March 2020

Gambia

    1 new case in Gambia.

    —Covid-19 Response Ministry of Health, 29 March 2020

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28 March 2020

China prepares to close borders to foreigners, fearing 2nd wave of COVID-19

    Starting on Saturday, March 28, China is closing its borders to foreigners to protect its citizens from a potential second wave of infections. Almost all new recent cases in China were imported from abroad.

    —CBC, 28 March 2020

New York

    Everything we do now (procure ventilators etc) is in preparation for possible apex (when curve hits the highest point).
    Apex in New York is estimated in 14-21 days from now.
    We’ll keep COVID-19 patients separated from the other patients in hospitals.
    We can now test for antibodies to determine whether a person had COVID-19. This is a blood test.
    172 new ICU admission in the last day, vs. 374 in the preceding day, may indicate a decline in the growth rate.
    155,934 people tested in New York State.
    We need a faster testing process. Can’t wait 5 days as it is now. Other countries now also have home tests. We should do the same.

    —New York Governor Cuomo Daily Briefing, 28 March 2020 at 9:07 am

United States

    18,147 new cases and 351 new deaths in the United States.

    —Worldometers, 28 March 2020

Spain

    7,516 new cases and 844 new deaths in Spain.

    —Directos, 28 March 2020

Germany

    6,824 new cases and 82 new deaths in Germany.

    —Tagesspiegel, 28 March 2020

Italy

    5,974 new cases and 889 new deaths in Italy.

    —GitHub, 28 March 2020

France

    4,611 new cases and 319 new deaths in France.

    —French government, 28 March 2020

Iran

    3,076 new cases and 139 new deaths in Iran.

    —Another News, 28 March 2020

United Kingdom

    2,546 new cases and 260 new deaths in the United Kingdom.

    —Government UK, 28 March 2020

Belgium

    1,850 new cases and 64 new deaths in Belgium.

    —info coronavirus Belgium, 28 March 2020

Turkey

    1,704 new cases and 16 new deaths in Turkey.

    —T.C. Saglik Bakanligi, 28 March 2020

the Netherlands

    1,159 new cases and 93 new deaths in the Netherlands.

    —Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, 28 March 2020

Switzerland

    1,148 new cases and 33 new deaths in Switzerland.

    —Interaktiv-Team, ma RTS, 28 March 2020

Portugal

    902 new cases and 24 new deaths in Portugal.

    —não paramos, 28 March 2020

Canada

    819 new cases and 5 new deaths in Canada.

    —CTV News, 28 March 2020

Israel

    584 new cases in Israel.

    —The Jerusalem Post, 28 March 2020

Brazil

    487 new cases and 19 new deaths in Brazil.

    —Ministério da Saúde, 28 March 2020

Sweden

    378 new cases in Sweden.

    —Folkhälsomyndigheten, Platz, 28 March 2020

Czechia (Czech Republic)

    352 new cases and 2 new deaths in Czechia (Czech Republic).

    —Ministerstvo Zdravotnictvl České Republiky, 28 March 2020

Chile

    299 new cases and 1 new death in Chile.

    —Chile government, 28 March 2020

Ireland

    294 new cases and 14 new deaths in Ireland.
    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
    All 14 deaths located in the east of the country. There have now been 36 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
    There has also been 294 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are now 2,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

    —Department of Health, 28 March 2020

the Philippines

    272 new cases and 14 new deaths in the Philippines.

    —GMA News, 28 March 2020

Australia

    257 new cases and 1 new death in Australia.

    —Department of Health, 28 March 2020

Poland

    249 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland.

    —Serwis Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, 28 March 2020

Norway

    244 new cases and 4 new deaths in Norway.

    —VG, 28 March 2020

Russia

    228 new cases in Russia.

    —[unable to figure out how to use the Cyrillic characters as an internet address], 28 March 2020

Luxembourg

    226 new cases and 3 new deaths in Luxembourg.

    —Worldometers, 28 March 2020

Ecuador

    196 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ecuador.

    —El Comercio, 28 March 2020

Japan

    194 new cases and 3 new deaths in Japan.

    —Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, 28 March 2020

Romania

    160 new cases and 11 new deaths in Romania.

    —Ministerul Sanatatii, Stiti Oficiale, 28 March 2020

Malaysia

    159 new cases and 1 new death in Malaysia.

    —Live Photos, 28 March 2020

Denmark

    155 new cases and 13 new deaths in Denmark.

    —Sundhedsstyrelsen, 28 March 2020

South Korea

    146 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea.

    —Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health and Welfare, 28 March 2020

Dominican Republic

    138 new cases and 8 new deaths in the Dominican Republic.

    —Diario Libre, 28 March 2020

Mexico

    132 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico.

    —Rio Doce, 28 March 2020

Serbia

    131 new cases and 2 new deaths in Serbia.

    —Srbija Danas, 28 March 2020

Finland

    126 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland.

    —Helsingin Sanomat, 28 March 2020

Pakistan

    122 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan.

    —Pakistan, 28 March 2020

Indonesia

    109 new cases and 15 new deaths in Indonesia.

    —CNN Indonesia, 28 March 2020

Thailand

    109 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand.

    —Thai Enquirer, 28 March 2020

Argentina

    101 new cases and 5 new deaths in Argentina.

    —Argentina government, Infobae, 28 March 2020

India

    100 new cases and 4 new deaths in India.
    15,24,266 Passengers screened at airport, 819 Active COVID 2019 cases, 79 Cured/discharged cases, 19 Death cases, 1 Migrated COVID-19 Patient.

    —The Hindu, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, 28 March 2020

Saudi Arabia

    99 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia.

    —Saudi Ministry of Health, 28 March 2020

Greece

    95 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece.

    —in, 28 March 2020

Singapore

    70 new cases in Singapore.

    —Ministry of Health, 28 March 2020

Morocco

    57 new cases and 2 new deaths in Morocco.

    —Morocco World News, 28 March 2020

China

    54 new cases (all of which were imported from abroad), 3 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 367 new recoveries occurred in China on March 27, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

    —National Health Commission (NHC) of China, 28 March 2020

Tunisia

    51 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia.

    —Ministère de la santé, 28 March 2020

Bulgaria

    38 new cases and 4 new deaths in Bulgaria: including a 55-year-old man.

    —btv, Nova, 28 March 2020

Trinidad and Tobago

    8 new cases and 1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago.

    —Ministry of Health, 28 March 2020

the State of Palestine

    7 new cases in the State of Palestine.

    —Corona Palestine, 28 March 2020

Venezuela

    6 new cases in Venezuela

    —VTV, 28 March 2020

Djibouti

    2 new cases in Djibouti.

    —Idawo, 28 March 2020

Montenegro

    2 new cases in Montenegro.

    —Institut za javno zdravlje Crne Gore, 28 March 2020

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28 March 2020 at 11:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 7:25 PM

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28 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
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28 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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28 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

The Young Turks
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28 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
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27 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

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28 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Damage Report
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28 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 6:00 AM

The Damage Report
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28 March 2020 at 9:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 9:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 8:00 AM

The Next News Network
Trump CONDEMNS NY Governor For His CRITICAL FAILURE that Could Have Saved MANY Lives Right Now

28 March 2020 at 6:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 4:00 AM

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28 March 2020 at 3:00 AM

27 March 2020

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27 March 2020

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27 March 2020 at 11:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
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27 March 2020 at 10:00 PM

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27 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

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27 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

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Laura Ingraham and Kevin McCarthy Play Fox Viewers Like Fiddles

27 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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27 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

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27 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

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Trump: Don’t Blame Me If Your Loved Ones Die!

27 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
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27 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
Trump Has Second Thoughts On Coronavirus Deal

27 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The Young Turks
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27 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The Young Turks
Boris Johnson Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

27 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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27 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Media Suddenly Realizes Bernie Was Right

27 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
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27 March 2020 at 2:15 PM

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27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

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Boeing Bosses Around The Federal Govt For No Strings Bailout

27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
Trump Refused To Follow Pandemic Blueprint Because He Thought He Knew Better

27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Next News Network
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27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Damage Report
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27 March 2020 at 1:30 PM

The Damage Report
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27 March 2020 at 1:30 PM

David Pakman Show
Trump LITERALLY HAD “Pandemic Playbook” (Which He Ignored)

27 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

Secular Talk
WATCH: Charlatan Frauds Push Bogus Coronavirus Cures!

27 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Damage Report
AOC’s CHILLING Speech History Will Remember

27 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Damage Report
Trump Laughs At NYC’s Cry For Help

27 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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27 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Young Turks
EPA Suspends Environmental Protections from Oil Companies

27 March 2020 at 12:10 PM

Secular Talk
Multi Millionaire Senator Throws Tantrum To Screw The Poor In Stimulus Bill

27 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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27 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

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27 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

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27 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

The Ring of Fire
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27 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

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27 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

The Next News Network
lhan Omar Had a Plan to RUIN Relief Bill to Push CRAZY Socialism Agenda

27 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Ring of Fire
Ron DeSantis FAILED Florida Citizens With Pandemic Response

27 March 2020 at 9:00 AM

The Next News Network
Hillary Runs to Twitter to Savage Trump — There’s Just ONE Problem She WASN’T Expecting!

27 March 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Doctor: Coronavirus Death Rate is Likely Much Different Than We First Thought

27 March 2020 at 7:00 AM

The Next News Network
Lunatic MSNBC Host Pushes ANOTHER SICK Theory to Make Trump Look Bad

27 March 2020 at 6:00 AM

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Funny???

27 March 2020 at 5:00 AM

The Next News Network
WATCH this Professor Explain Why CV is Much More Serious Than The Flu

27 March 2020 at 4:00 AM

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27 March 2020 at 3:00 AM

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27 March 2020 at 3:00 AM

The Young Turks
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27 March 2020 at 12:10 AM

26 March 2020

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26 March 2020 at 11:00 PM

The Young Turks
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26 March 2020 at 11:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 10:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Hannity’s Very Stupid “Bolshevik Bernie” Rant

26 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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26 March 2020 at 8:45 PM

The Next News Network
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26 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Young Turks
Lindsey Graham CRIES About Giving Poor People Money

26 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Next News Network
Pope under LOCKDOWN seconds after Priest Tests Positive

26 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Lindsey Graham Has NO Clue

26 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Rick Scott Goes Full Voldemort On Stimulus Bill

26 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
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26 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
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26 March 2020 at 6:15 PM

The Young Turks
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26 March 2020 at 6:10 PM

The Next News Network
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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The Next News Network
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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The claim that COVID was bioengineered by either the Chinese or the Americans has been debunked.

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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 5:50 PM

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26 March 2020 at 5:45 PM

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26 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The claim that COVID was bioengineered by either the Chinese or the Americans has been debunked.

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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The Young Turks
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26 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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26 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

Ben Shapiro
Doctor on Coronavirus: “We are Probably Still 3 or 4 Weeks Away From Its Peak”

26 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Damage Report
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26 March 2020 at 3:05 PM

David Pakman Show
Coronavirus Cases Accelerating DRAMATICALLY in US

26 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

The Damage Report
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26 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

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26 March 2020 at 2:50 PM

The Damage Report
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26 March 2020 at 2:35 PM

The Young Turks
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26 March 2020 at 2:35 PM

The Young Turks
BREAKING Trumps Loosens Coronavirus Guidelines Early

26 March 2020 at 2:35 PM

Secular Talk
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

Stefan Molyneux
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Damage Report
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

Secular Talk
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Damage Report
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26 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

David Pakman Show
Governors Saying NO to Trump, Will Not “Open” on Easter

26 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Damage Report
Sanders RIPS GOP Efforts To Punish Poor People

26 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

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26 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

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26 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Ring of Fire
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26 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

Ben Shapiro
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26 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Jimmy Dore Show
Corporate News Hides Ugly Truth Of Stimulus Bill

26 March 2020 at 8:00 AM

A Different Bias
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26 March 2020 at 8:00 AM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus; Morgues Near Capacity; Trump Racism Thwarts G7 Action

26 March 2020 at 6:00 AM

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26 March 2020 at 3:00 AM

Conservative Citizen
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26 March 2020

25 March 2020

A Different Bias
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25 March 2020 at 11:30 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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25 March 2020 at 10:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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25 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

StevenCrowder
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25 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

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25 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
The DOW Has Biggest Gain Since 2008!

25 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Trump Admits He MADE UP Easter Deadline For Reopening America

25 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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25 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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25 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

David Pakman Show
Republican: Grandparents Willing to Die to Save Economy

25 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

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25 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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25 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

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25 March 2020 at 6:00 PM

Secular Talk
US Govt Using Crisis To Lock People Up Indefinitely

25 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

David Pakman Show
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25 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Damage Report
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25 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Damage Report
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25 March 2020 at 3:15 PM

Secular Talk
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25 March 2020 at 3:05 PM

David Pakman Show
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25 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
Texas Lt. Gov. Says Let Seniors Die For Economy

25 March 2020 at 2:45 PM


from Senator Tammy Duckworth:

    These are the basic, solid graphics that people need to understand what to do and not to do in these times. Basic #scicomm, people!

    —Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, as posted on Twitter 2:37 pm, 25 March 2020

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25 March 2020 at 2:31 PM

The Damage Report
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25 March 2020 at 2:30 PM

Secular Talk
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25 March 2020 at 2:30 PM

David Pakman Show
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25 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Ring of Fire
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25 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Damage Report
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25 March 2020 at 1:30 PM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 11:00 AM

The Young Turks
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25 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

South Africa braces for lockdown

    South Africa will enter a 21-day lockdown as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country reaches 709.
    From midnight tomorrow, citizens will be instructed to remain in their homes, only leaving to buy food and receive medical care. All shops, with some exceptions including supermarkets and banks, will close and only health workers and those working in the emergency and security services will be permitted to work.
    It is now estimated that around 20% of the world’s population is under lockdown.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 25 March 2020

Moderna’s vaccine may be available for emergency use by autumn

    One of the biotechs funded by the Norwegian Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to create a Covid-19 vaccine, Moderna has announced its hope that vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, could be available for emergency use by autumn this year.
    This announcement was made in a US securities and exchange commission (SEC) filing published on Moderna’s website. It stated that the company’s CEO Stèphane Bancel had informed Goldman Sachs representatives that although the timeline for a commercially available vaccine was still 12 to 18 months, “it is possible that under emergency use, a vaccine could be available to some people, possibly including healthcare professionals, in the fall of 2020.”

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1:22 pm, 25 March 2020

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25 March 2020 at 1:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
U.S.Pumps $14 TRILLION Into Economy!

25 March 2020 at 12:45 PM

The Damage Report
BREAKING: Senate Hands Billions to Corporations

25 March 2020 at 12:30 PM

The Ring of Fire
Lawsuits Target Cruise Industry Over Coronavirus Safety & Hospital Cleaner OxyCide Causing Injuries

25 March 2020 at 12:00 PM

US White House and Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package

    In the US, the White House and the Senate have agreed an economic stimulus package worth more than $1.8 trillion to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
    Full details of the deal will not be published until later on Wednesday. However, it is expected to cprovide support to workers laid off due the virus and increase unemployment assistance.
    The package also includes money to bail out industries that have been affected by the coronavirus crisis and provide emergency loans to small firms.
    US markets had risen on Tuesday in anticipation of the deal. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed 8% higher on Wednesday and the FTSE 100 index had risen more than 1%.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 11:32 am, 25 March 2020

New Zealand declares national state of emergency over Covid-19

    New Zealand has declared a state of national emergency over the Covid-19 outbreak as cases continue to rise.
    The National Emergency Management Agency announced that anyone “not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of your household.”
    Essential services will continue, including food and healthcare shops, however schools will close and all public events are banned. Public transport and domestic flights will be restricted to those working in essential services.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 10:59 am, 25 March 2020

The Ring of Fire
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25 March 2020 at 10:00 AM

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Police Can’t Enforce Corona Lockdown

25 March 2020 at 8:30 AM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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25 March 2020 at 6:00 AM

A Different Bias
New Emergency Powers Legislation

25 March 2020 at 3:30 AM

Canada

    514 new cases and 4 new deaths in Canada

    —CTV News, 25 March 2020

French Guiana

    5 new cases in French Guiana

    —Santé publique France, 25 March 2020

India

    121 new cases and 2 new deaths in India

    —India COVID-19 Tracker, 25 March 2020

Ireland

    235 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ireland

    —The Hournal.ie, 25 March 2020

Martinique

    9 new cases in Martinique

    —Santé publique France, 25 March 2020

Saint Martin

    3 new cases in Saint Martin

    —Santé publique France, 25 March 2020

San Marino

    21 new cases in San Marino

    —Istituto per la Sicurezza Sociale, 25 March 2020

Sweden

    227 new cases and 22 new deaths in Sweden

    —Expressen, 25 March 2020

Turkey

    561 new cases and 15 new deaths in Turkey

    —TRT Haber, En Son Haber, 25 March 2020

Ukraine

    43 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ukraine

    —Pravda, 25 March 2020

United Kingdom

    1452 new cases and 43 new deaths in the United Kingdom, including a 21-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man with no pre-existing health conditions

    —Public Health Wales, BBC News, Sky News, BBC News, Sky News, 25 March 2020

24 March 2020

A Different Bias
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24 March 2020 at 11:00 PM


from Manu Raju:

    #BREAKING: The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced the far-reaching measure.

    “Ladies and gentleman, we are done,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland said right before 1am after leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office following negotiations that have spanned around the clock since last Friday. “We have a deal.”

    Ueland: “We have a deal … Much of the work on bill text has been completed. And I’m hopeful that over the next few hours we’ll finish what’s left and be able to circulate it early in the morning.”

    McConnell said he’s there to report “good news.”
    “At last, we have a deal. After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic,” McConnell said. “This is a war-time level of investment for our nation.”

    Schumer called it “the largest rescue package in American history. … This is not a moment of celebration — but of necessity.”

    —Manu Raju, Senior Congressional Correspondent, @CNN, as posted on Twitter 10:01 pm, 24 March 2020 (or 1:01 am EDT, 25 March)

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Hannity and Ingraham Push Totally Unproven Medical Cures

24 March 2020 at 10:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Trump BORED of Pandemic Already

24 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

The Young Turks
Trump Feuding With Fauci

24 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

David Pakman Show
Guy Dies from Drinking Trump’s “Cure”

24 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Trump Single Handedly Ends Pandemic By Pretending It’s Not a Problem Anymore

24 March 2020 at 8:00 PM

The Young Turks
Trump’s New Plan: ENDLESS Virus Outbreaks

24 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
Facebook Donates 720,000 Masks To Hospitals. WTF?!?

24 March 2020 at 7:00 PM

India under lockdown for 21 days from midnight of 24 March, says PM Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address today announced that the entire country will be under lockdown for the next 21 days starting midnight tonight.
    PM Modi said: “There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes.”
    He also announced an emergency financial package of Rs150 billion ($1.97 billion) for healthcare.
    So far, over 500 coronavirus cases and ten deaths have been reported in the country, according to the figures released by the Union Health Ministry.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 5:35 pm, 24 March 2020

David Pakman Show
Republican Senators Caught Dumping Stock While Saying All’s Fine

24 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

Covid-19 triggers 20% drop in oil demand

    Early figures are suggesting that the outbreak of Covid-19 could have a significant impact on global oil demand, with Arij van Berkel, a director at US-based research firm Lux Research claiming that “early indications by traders suggest a 20% drop in demand.”
    “In a sense, the current demand decrease is a preview of demand projections for 2030 and beyond,” he continued, noting that the outbreak could simply be accelerating a trend many have already predicted. “As an example, Barclays projects a global peak in oil demand between 2030 and 2035 followed by a steady demand reduction.
    “We should watch how oil companies respond, as it will reveal vulnerabilities to decreasing demand and consistently low prices.”

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 4:20 pm, 24 March 2020

The Damage Report
Progressive Candidate Mobilizes Amid COVID-19

24 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Damage Report
10 Coronavirus Myths DEBUNKED

24 March 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Damage Report
Rikers Island DEVASTATED By Pandemic

24 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

Secular Talk
Woman Charged $34,927.43 For Covid-19 Treatment

24 March 2020 at 3:00 PM

The Damage Report
Tucker Carlson Blames Crisis On Health Workers

24 March 2020 at 3:00 PM


from Bernie Sanders:

    It is outrageous that right-wing politicians in states like Texas and Ohio are using this crisis to risk women’s health and safety by denying their right to abortion and other reproductive health care. Instead, we should be expanding access with things like telemedicine.

    —Bernie Sanders, as posted on Twitter 2:48 pm, 24 March 2020


from Michael Reid:

    Brazil: 21 of the country’s 27 state governors are co-ordinating amongst themselves as to how to fight covid-19, ignoring the president, Jair Bolsonaro. The confrontation between governors and president has no precedent in Brazil’s democracy since 1985.

    —Michael Reid, Senior Editor and columnist, Latin America and Spain, The Economist, as posted on Twitter 2:20 pm, 24 March 2020


from The Hoarse Whisperer:

    The federal government moved over 100,000 tons of equipment on D-Day alone.

    The Trump Administration can’t even get ventilators out of a government warehouse.

    —The Hoarse Whisperer, as posted on Twitter 2:05 pm, 24 March 2020

The Damage Report
Trump Driven MAD Due To Social Distancing

24 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

    —posted on Twitter 1:47 pm, 24 March 2020

    —Marcel Aiphan, as posted on Twitter 1:44 pm, 24 March 2020

Hoth Therapeutics forms JV to develop Covid-19 vaccine

    Hoth Therapeutics has collaborated with Voltron Therapeutics to establish a joint venture (JV), HaloVax, for preclinical studies of vaccine candidates against Covid-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1:42 pm, 24 March 2020

Covid-19: CEL-SCI to develop therapy; Soligenix works on vaccine

    CEL-SCI partnered with the University of Georgia’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology to develop an immunotherapy against Covid-19 infection using its LEAPS peptide approach.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1:23 pm, 24 March 2020

    —The Hoarse Whisperer, as posted on Twitter 12:45 pm, 24 March 2020

    —The Hoarse Whisperer, as posted on Twitter 12:39 pm, 24 March 2020

    —Brian Beuter, as posted on Twitter 12:38 pm, 24 March 2020


from Kevin M. Kruse:

    My feed is filled with videos of Italian mayors cursing residents to get indoors, Brazilian cops chasing beachgoers away with a helicopter, an Iraqi man breaking up a gathering with a broom … and Americans saying some old folks just might need to die to keep the markets open.

    —Kevin M. Kruse, as posted on Twitter 12:32 pm, 24 March 2020

Genentech secures FDA approval to trial Actemra for Covid-19

    Roche unit Genentech has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a Phase III clinical trial of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra (tocilizumab) for the treatment of adults with severe Covid-19 pneumonia.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 12:22 pm, 24 March 2020


from Elizabeth Warren:

    Our obligation, our moral imperative, is to save lives. If people are forced out of their homes too early and thousands or millions more people die because hospitals and health care providers are overwhelmed, there won't be an economy left to save.

    —Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, as posted on Twitter 12:15 pm, 24 March 2020

    —Joe Biden, as posted on Twitter 12:30 pm, 24 March 2020


from Dr. Sarah Boon:

    These are the basic, solid graphics that people need to understand what to do and not to do in these times. Basic #scicomm, people!

    —Dr. Sarah Boon, Co-founder & BoD @ScienceBorealis, Writer, editor, photographer, Former scientist, as posted on Twitter 12:32 pm, 24 March 2020

UK Government announces closure of non-essential businesses

    Last night, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced more stringent, semi-lockdown measures for the UK to encourage social distancing.
    These included only allowing people out of their homes to shop for basic necessities, exercise once a day, any medical appointments and to go to work if absolutely necessary.
    To the end of discouraging people from leaving their houses for any other reasons, the UK Government closed all non-essential shops, including clothing and electronics retail stores, hair and beauty salons, and markets, except those selling food.
    The police and other relevant authorities will be given powers to enforce these social distancing rules, including issuing out fines.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 9:41 am, 24 March 2020


from Chris Hayes:

    Day 2 of the full family working and learning from home:

    Our two year old is now asking for an iPad and an office.

    —Chris Hayes, Host of @allinwithchris on MSNBC, as posted on Twitter 7:56 am, 24 March 2020

2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed to a date no later than summer 2021, announced International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers.
    The coronavirus pandemic has compelled the Olympics, which was scheduled to begin from 24 July and end on 9 August this year, to be postponed for the first time in its 124-year modern history.
    In a statement, the IOC said: “In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.”

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 24 March 2020

Austria

    809 new cases and 7 new deaths in Austria

    —gesundheitsministerium, sozialministerium, 24 March 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina

    30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including a 51-year-old man with underlying health issues.

    —Klix, 24 March 2020

Brazil

    176 new cases in Brazil

    —source, 24 March 2020

Canada

    499 new cases and 1 new death in Canada

    —CTV News, 24 March 2020

Curaçao

    2 new cases in Curaçao

    —source, 24 March 2020

Germany

    3725 new cases and 34 new deaths in Germany

    —Berliner Morgenpost, 24 March 2020

Israel

    488 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel

    New restrictions pending approval: People allowed only 100 meters from homes, still permitted to buy groceries, medicine.

    —The Jeruslaem Post, 24 March 2020

Lithuania

    30 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania

    —Delfi, 15, 24 March 2020

Namibia

    3 new cases in Namibia

    —source no longer available, 24 March 2020

Romania

    186 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania including a 70-year-old man, with previous health conditions that were treated with insulin, who had returned from Italy.

    —Biziday, DIGI 24 HD, DIGI 24 HD, 24 March 2020

Rwanda

    4 new cases in Rwanda

    —source no longer available, 24 March 2020

Covid-19 drugs: AlloVir forms alliance, Ology gets contract

    Immunotherapy firm AlloVir has deepened its research and development alliance with Baylor College of Medicine for the discovery and development of Covid-19 therapies.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 24 March 2020

23 March 2020

A Different Bias
Should Cummings be Sacked for Corona Strategy?

23 March 2020 at 11:30 PM

The Young Turks
Joe Biden’s Cringy Coronavirus Speech

23 March 2020 at 9:00 PM

The Young Turks
Dr. Fauci FACEPALMS Over Trump’s Stupidity

23 March 2020 at 6:50 PM

    —Bernie Sanders, as posted on Twitter 6:51 pm, 23 March 2020

The Young Turks
Senators PANIC After Learning Rand Paul Has COVID-19

23 March 2020 at 6:50 PM

The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder
Trump Knows How Bad He Screwed This Up

23 March 2020 at 6:15 PM

The Young Turks
Tweet From Trump Hints At DISASTER

23 March 2020 at 6:15 PM

The Young Turks
Trump Picks Money Over Human Lives

23 March 2020 at 5:50 PM

Thunderf00t
Mathematical model of Coronavirus spread in USA.

23 March 2020 at 4:12 PM

Secular Talk
Devastating Anti-Trump Ad Highlights Inexcusable Failure

23 March 2020 at 3:30 PM

The Damage Report
Dr. Trump’s CLOWNISH Medical Advice

23 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

The Jimmy Dore Show
United Airlines Threatens Government Over Bailout Cash

23 March 2020 at 2:00 PM

Great Britain on lockdown

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country will go into a complete lockdown.
    Britons will be allowed to leave home only if essential.
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying people should stay at home unless they are buying food, travelling to work, needing medical care, or exercising.
    In a televised address to the nation, Johnson told people they should not be meeting friends or family members who do not live in their homes.
    “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction — you must stay at home,” Johnson said. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them.”

    —Reuters, 1:36 pm, 23 March 2020

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Outrageous Florida Commissioner Gives Fakest Of Fake News On Curing Pandemic

23 March 2020

WHO and FIFA team up on campaign to kick out coronavirus

    WHO and FIFA launched the “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign, led by world-renowned footballers. The campaign promotes five key steps for people to follow to protect their health in line with WHO guidance, focused on hand washing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance, and staying home if feeling unwell.
    “We need teamwork to combat the coronavirus,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “FIFA has teamed up with WHO because health comes first. I call upon the football community worldwide to join us in supporting this campaign to pass the message even further. Some of the greatest players to have played the beautiful game have put their names to the campaign and are united in their desire to pass the message to kick out COVID-19.”
    Twenty-eight players are involved in the video campaign, which is being published in 13 languages.

    —World Health Orangization, 23 March 2020

Covid-19: FDA grants emergency access to Bellerophon’s INOpulse

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided emergency expanded access to Bellerophon Therapeutics’ INOpulse for Covid-19 treatment.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 March 2020

Novartis, Amneal, Apotex offer hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19

    Novartis is set to donate up to 130 million doses of generic hydroxychloroquine to help fight the Covid-19 coronavirus infection that led to a global pandemic.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 March 2020

Covid-19: Junshi Biosciences, OliX Pharmaceuticals explore drugs

    Junshi Biosciences has partnered with the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) to co-develop neutralising antibodies for Covid-19 treatment.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 March 2020

University of Queensland (UQ) receives more funding for Covid-19 vaccine

    The regional government of Queensland and the federal Australian Government have pledged a total of $13 million to University of Queensland (UQ) to support the development of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 March 2020

Gilead halts emergency access to remdesivir in Covid-19 indication

    Gilead Sciences has announced temporarily halt to emergency access to its investigational Covid-19 drug remdesivir due to rising demand.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 March 2020

22 March 2020

Louisiana

    Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Louisiana on 9 March, hundreds of cases have been diagnosed in the state and, as of 22 March, officials say 20 people have died from the respiratory disease caused by the newest strain of coronavirus.
    Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold or the flu) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. So far, deaths have been reported worldwide mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.
    In the state of Louisiana, drastic restrictions have been put in place by officials looking to curb the deadly outbreak.
    Unemployment numbers in the state have surged, most who are still working are doing so from home and in New Orleans — which has one of the highest numbers of cases per capita in the country — even stricter orders were announced.

    —4WWL, 22 March 2020

21 March 2020

Kentucky vs. Tennessee on coronavirus

    A comparison of Kentucky, with Democratic Governor Andy Beshear, and Tennessee, with Republican Governor Bill Lee.

    —Daily Kos, 21 March 2020 at 2:03 pm

First death in Singapore

    Singapore’s health ministry confirmed the first two deaths in a 75 year-old female national and a 64 year-old man from Indonesia. The country has at least 385 confirmed cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

First death in Israel

    Israel’s first death from the coronavirus is an 88-year-old man with other illnesses. The country reported 705 cases so far.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

Papua New Guinea confirms first case

    Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape confirmed the country’s first COVID-19 case.
    The patient is a 45-year-old mine worker who arrived from Spain via Singapore.
    The country banned all international flights for one week starting on 22 March.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

US vice president’s staff member tests positive

    The White House reported that a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff tested positive.
    Pence’s spokeswoman said that the staff member did not have “close contact” to the vice president or President Donald Trump.
    According to the CDC, the US has 15,268 cases and 201 deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

New Zealand introduces new alert system

    New Zeland Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern placed the country at two on a four-level COVID-19 alert system.
    People have been asked to avoid non-essential travel within the country and those aged above 70 have been advised to stay at home.
    The nation confirmed 13 new cases to total 52. The health ministry said that community transmission could not be ruled out among the new cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

South Korea records 147 new cases

    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 147 new cases, which take the total to 8,799.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

Eighth Diamond Princess death

    Japan’s health ministry reported that a Canadian national who was on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship died of COVID-19.
    This marks the eighth coronavirus death among the cruise passengers.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

New deaths, cases in Turkey

    The number of cases in Turkey increased to 670 from 359 a day earlier. Also, the total fatalities in the nation reached nine.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

China’s Wuhan reports no new cases

    China’s Wuhan city and its Hubei province registered no new cases for the third day in a row as of 20 March. However, the province saw seven deaths, of which six are in Wuhan.
    The mainland China reported 41 new cases, all of which were imported.
    China has a total of 81,008 cases and 3,255 deaths. A total of 71,740 patients had been declared cured and released from hospital.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

Death toll tops 11,300

    The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus exceeded 11,300 globally while the total infections increased to more than 275,400, as of end of 20 March.
    Meanwhile, the number of worldwide recoveries exceeded 88,200.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 March 2020

20 March 2020

from Washington Post:

    The Peace Corps is evacuating its 7,300 volunteers from 61 countries because of coronavirus.

    These are young people trained in public health under adverse conditions.

    All of them are being fired.

    —Washington Post, 20 March 2020


from Eugene Gu, MD:

    So we artificially inseminate a cow, take away her baby when its born to make veal, and steal her milk meant for her baby just so that panic buyers can hoard it all and throw it away when it gets rotten.

    —Eugene Gu, MD, attorney, @Newsweek columnist, as posted on Twitter 8:33 pm, 20 March 2020


from Seth Abramson:

    MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Intelligence Tried to Warn Trump About Coronavirus—and He Ignored Them

    NOTE: Please RETWEET this. As we learn more about what Trump did in January and February, we must properly understand that the actions of this man cost lives.

    —Seth Abramson, attorney, @Newsweek columnist, as posted on Twitter 8:33 pm, 20 March 2020


from Dr. Dena Grayson:

    The chance for an available vaccine by October is near zero. I expect a 2nd even larger wave of #coronavirus infections in the Fall. Even with an effective drug for #COVID19 (we won’t have enough doses for all), the hospitals will get overwhelmed.

    —Dr. Dena Grayson, MD, PhD. Expert on #Ebola, #coronavirus, pandemics, as posted on Twitter 4:55 pm, 20 March 2020


from Dr. Dena Grayson:

    Hello elected leaders,

    LOCK DOWN THE COUNTRY NOW. The explosion of #coronavirus cases in the U.S. is accelerating faster than *any* other country at *any* stage of the #CoronavirusPandemic.

    INACTION = more people will DIE.

    —Dr. Dena Grayson, MD, PhD. Expert on #Ebola, #coronavirus, pandemics, as posted on Twitter 4:42 pm, 20 March 2020


from Dr. Dena Grayson:

    As predicted, the number of #coronavirus cases in US is exploding with greater acceleration than *any* other country with this many cases.

    More #COVID19 testing is revealing the huge number of cases with more still to come.

    Expect a MASSIVE surge thru the next few weeks.

    —Dr. Dena Grayson, MD, PhD. Expert on #Ebola, #coronavirus, pandemics, as posted on Twitter 4:23 pm, 20 March 2020


from Michael Tracey:

    Nurses in Boston are being forced to use racquetball goggles because they do not have proper medical goggles. I refuse to believe this was inevitable in the most prosperous country on earth.

    —Michael Tracey, roving journalist, as posted on Twitter 4:08 pm, 20 March 2020

The Jimmy Dore Show
Pelosi Is Blocking Direct Cash Payments To Citizens. WTF?

20 March 2020 at 10:30 AM


from ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck:

    While you’re here mad as fuck about Senator Burr which we all should be I’m here to remind you that the same Republican party that Richard Burr belongs to is right now at this very minute trying to cut 700,000 families off SNAP benefits in middle of a fucking pandemic

    —ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck, as posted on Twitter 10:27 am, 20 March 2020


from Stu Cameron:

    To all you panic buying and stockpiling, there haven’t been any shortages until YOU caused them.

    It’s so sad that the ‘me first’ mentality has taken over, with many having no regard for the vulnerable.

    Emergency workers who work shifts can’t even get supplies.

    Stop it, now…

    —Stu Cameron, as posted on Twitter 1:26 am, 20 March 2020

WHO Health Alert for coronavirus launches on WhatsApp

    To increase access to reliable information, WHO worked with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a new WHO Health Alert messaging service today. The WhatsApp-based service will provide vital information about COVID-19 to millions of people through their mobile phones. The services uses an AI chatbot to provide updated information on the pandemic, including how to protect yourself, questions and answers, and the latest news and press coverage. The Health Alert service is now available in English and will be introduced in other languages next week. This is part of WHO’s wider initiative to work with technology companies to get accurate health information into the hands of people that need it at this critical time.

    —World Health Organization, 20 March 2020

UK closes pubs, cafes and bars, and announces other measures

    In his daily briefing, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that cafes, pubs, and bars to close, as well as shops, theatres and leisure centres, are to close to protect public health.
    The government are deferring taxes to the end of the financial year, as well as waiving VAT for some businesses. It will also provide a job retention scheme to pay 80% of wages for those who cannot work due to the pandemic.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Syria bans entry

    Syria banned entry of visitors from multiple countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The government said that the cases in the nation remain zero.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Germany cases jump to 13,957

    Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported that the number of cases surged by 2,958 to 13,957.
    The number of deaths increased by 11 to 31.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Spain’s deaths cross 1,000

    The death toll in Spain increased to 1,002 from 767, said the country’s health emergencies chief Fernando Simon.
    The number of cases jumped to 19,980 from 17,147 on Thursday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Cape Verde confirms first case

    Cape Verde reported its first coronavirus case in a 62-year-old British national who arrived on 9 March.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

New deaths and cases in Iran

    Iran reported 149 new deaths, taking the total to 1,433 amid, while the confirmed cases neared 20,000.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Deaths in Taiwan

    The number of cases in Taiwan increased to 135, including two deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Indonesian fatalities

    Indonesia cases jumped to 369, with 32 fatalities.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Cases rise in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s cases surged to 256.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Deaths in the Philippines

    The Philippines recorded 230 cases and 18 deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

South Africa cases reach 202

    South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reported that the number of cases in the country increased to 202.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

130 new cases in Malaysia

    Malaysia registered 130 new cases, bringing the total to 1,030.
    Of the new cases, 48 are traced to a religious gathering of around 16,000 participants near the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
    More than 670 cases in Southeast Asia have been linked to this gathering in Malaysia.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Singapore sees 40 new cases

    With 40 new confirmed cases, the tally in Singapore increased to 385. Majority of the new cases are said to be imported from the UK.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Belgium cases top 2,000

    The number of cases in exceed 2,000 to total to 2,257, while the number of deaths surged to a total of 37.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Fifth death, new cases in India

    India reported its fifth death while the total confirmed cases increased to 224, including one case from Punjab.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

South Korea reports 87 new cases

    South Korea confirmed 87 new cases and three additional deaths, bringing its totals to 8,652 cases and 94 deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

No new cases in Wuhan for second day

    China’s epicentre, Wuhan city in Hubei province, recorded no new cases of infection for two consecutive days as of 19 March.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Death toll crosses 10,000 worldwide

    The COVID-19 death toll has crossed 10,000 across the world, as of the end of 19 March.
    The total number of infected people has increased to 244,000 while the recoveries stand at 86,000.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Italy’s death toll crosses China’s

    The death toll in Italy stands at 3,405, surpassing the number of deaths in China which stands at 3,252.
    The total confirmed cases in Italy stands at 41,035, more than half of that in China which stands at 81,193.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

CEPI finds eighth Covid-19 partner in Institut Pasteur

    The Norwegian Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has made a $4.9 million investment in a Covid-19 vaccine consortium led by the Paris-based Institut Pasteur.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and DRIVE to develop Covid-19 drug

    Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Emory University’s not-for-profit Drug Innovations at Emory (DRIVE) have partnered to develop a drug candidate for potential treatment of Covid-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

Israel approves import of generic of AbbVie’s HIV drug for Covid-19

    Israel health ministry has approved the licensing of a generic version of AbbVie’s HIV drug Kaletra to treat Covid-19, as the cases in the country exceed 500.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 22 March 2020

Covid-19: US Researchers trial Chloroquine; ASHP reports shortages

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US have initiated a clinical trial to asses anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, a generic and derivative of chloroquine, to fight Covid-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 March 2020

19 March 2020


from Cheri Jacobus:

    NYC Gristedes supermarket chain is privately owned by President Trump’s close friend, John Catsimides, also a major donor to his campaign. We’re hearing they’ve jacked up the price of a 4-pack of toilet paper to $28. Castimides’ daughter is the chair of the Manhattan GOP.

    —Cheri Jacobus, Executive Producer “America Reads The Mueller Report”, as posted on Twitter 10:27 pm, 19 March 2020


from Tania Singh:

    According to stock sales disclosures by Senators after a closed door briefing on January 24 about the Coronavirus threat, the following senators sold stocks:

    Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
    Senator Kelly Loefner (R-GA)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
    Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

    —Tania Singh, as posted on Twitter 7:28 pm, 19 March 2020


from Ryan Struyk:

    FAUCI: “There’s a strategic national stockpile in which there are at least 12,700 ventilators in there, as well as tens of millions of masks. That may not be enough.”

    —Ryan Struyk, CNN, as posted on Twitter 7:11 pm, 19 March 2020

California lockdown

    California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered its 40 million residents to stay at home starting tonight.
    California is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.
    Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and more will stay open.
    Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.
    We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.
    Go to California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response to learn more.
    “We project that roughly 56 percent of our population — 25.5 million people — will be infected with the virus over an eight week period,” California Governor Gavin Newsom wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump.
    Newsom said Thursday evening: “That number in and of itself shouldn’t be overly alarming — the vast majority of us, the overwhelming majority of us, won’t have symptoms, will be perfectly fine. But there is a subset that we're concerned about" who will be more seriously affected.

    —California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, 7:00 pm, 19 March 2020


from Kitty Clinton:

    people can check this out. it may help some.

    if you know people that sew, this may relieve some issues.

    —Kitty Clinton, as posted on Twitter 6:43 pm, 19 March 2020


    Coronavirus: Citing shortages, Deaconess Health System asked the public to sew CDC-compliant face masks for staff fighting coronavirus.

    CDC protocols

    CDC protocols

    How to make a Face Mask Instructions

    PDF Instructions


from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II:

    Breaking: Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr has supported racist voter suppression, blocking Medicaid expansion, living wages & uplift programs for 4 mil poor & low wealth North Carolinians.
    Now we it seems he warned his wealthy supporters about the coronavirus but stayed silent as Trump misled the public.

    —Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President & senior lecturer @BRepairers, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, & co-chair @unitethepoor, as posted on Twitter 5:17 pm, 19 March 2020


    REFERNCE: Secret recording obtained by NPR shows that Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr raised alarms about Coronavirus weeks ago in private meeting with well-connected constituents -- concerns he never shared with the public.


from Peter Morley:

    PLEASE RT & HELP! Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ is DANGEROUSLY close to being out of face masks. Teaneck has been the epicenter of #COVID19 in NJ

    PLEASE Contact them directly at: 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 - Tel: (201) 833-3000

    —Peter Morley, as posted on Twitter 4:22 pm, 19 March 2020


    “We’re in a war right now,” says hospital chief, sharing precious mask supplies with Holy Name Medical Center, hospital at the center of teaneck, NJ, outbreak.


from Ronnie the Social Distancer:

    While all these MFers keep chasing their tails, @BernieSanders out here using his massive email list to lead and help charities during this fucking global crisis.

    —Ronnie the Social Distancer, as posted on Twitter 2:11 pm, 19 March 2020


from Scott Dworkin:

    The FDA now disputes what Trump said this morning about a coronavirus vaccine, because he’s completely full of shit.

    —Scott Dworkin, as posted on Twitter 2:07 pm, 19 March 2020


from Robert Faturechi:

    NEW: After assuring the public about the government’s coronavirus preparedness, Senate Intel chair Richard Burr, in one day, sold off up to $1.6 million is stock.

    A week later, the market began its fall.

    His committee was receiving daily briefings.

    —Robert Faturechi, Reporter @ProPublica robert.faturechi@propublica.org Signal/WhatsApp: 213-271-7217, as posted on Twitter 2:05 pm, 19 March 2020


from Mark Elliott:

    It’s clear the U.S. coronavirus caseload is growing at the fastest rate in the world. Imagine what this would look like if anyone could get tested @realDonaldTrump .

    —Mark Elliott, as posted on Twitter 1:56 pm, 19 March 2020


from The American Independent:

    —The American Independent, as posted on Twitter 12:35 pm, 19 March 2020


from Chicano Marine:

    FUCK YOU TOO RAND.

    -“(To get child tax credit) you have to be a LEGITIMATE PERSON,” Paul said. “It has nothing to do with not liking IMMIGRANTS. It has to do with saying, taxpayer money shouldn’t go to NON-PEOPLE.”

    —Chicano Marine, as posted on Twitter 12:07 pm, 19 March 2020

Narendra Modi
PM Modi’s address to the nation on Corona Virus

19 March 2020


from Alt Jabroni:

    We have a group of volunteers crowdsourcing making masks. If you are interested in helping, please let us know.

    Twitter: @alt_jabroni

    —Alt Jabroni, as posted on Twitter 11:14 am, 19 March 2020


from Perry Russom:

    Just got off phone with Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Mass General. He is looking for anyone with a 3D printer to help make masks. He says there is a formula online. “I would hope companies across the country…would start making masks later this afternoon.”

    —Perry Russom, Weekend Anchor/NBC10 Boston Reporter, as posted on Twitter 10:23 am, 19 March 2020


from Wilson:

    Richard Burr’s phone number is (202) 224-3154. Call and ask him why he has put our country in danger and only wealthy donors were warned.

    —Wilson, as posted on Twitter 10:20 am, 19 March 2020


from Seth MacFarlane:

    Gee, if COVID-19 isn’t a hoax after all, is it possible climate change isn’t either? Should we perhaps learn something from this crisis, believe scientists, and avoid getting caught flat-footed next time?

    —Seth MacFarlane, as posted on Twitter 9:55 am, 19 March 2020


from Jabin Botsford:

    Close up of President @realDonaldTrump notes is seen where he crossed out “Corona” and replaced it with “Chinese” Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force today at the White House. #trump #trumpnotes

    —Jabin Botsford, Staff Photographer at The Washington Post, as posted on Twitter 11:06 am, 19 March 2020

The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming

Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing.

    Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the next pandemic would look like. At the time, it sounded almost too horrible to take seriously. “A billion people would get sick,” he said. “As many as 165 million people would die. There would be a global recession and depression, and the cost to our economy of $1 to $3 trillion would be far worse for everyone than merely 100 million people dying, because so many more people would lose their jobs and their health care benefits, that the consequences are almost unthinkable.”
    Now the unthinkable is here, and Brilliant, the Chairman of the board of Ending Pandemics, is sharing expertise with those on the front lines. We are a long way from 100 million deaths due to the novel coronavirus, but it has turned our world upside down. Brilliant is trying not to say “I told you so” too often. But he did tell us so, not only in talks and writings, but as the senior technical advisor for the pandemic horror film Contagion, now a top streaming selection for the homebound. Besides working with the World Health Organization in the effort to end smallpox, Brilliant, who is now 75, has fought flu, polio, and blindness; once led Google’s nonprofit wing, Google.org; co-founded the conferencing system the Well; and has traveled with the Grateful Dead.

    —Wired, 19 March 2020

Deaths in France reach 372

    French health reported an increase in death toll by 108 to total 372, representing a surge of around 40%.
    The number of cases jumped to 10,995, a 20% rise in 24 hours.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Israel orders stay at home

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tightened a nation-wide stay-at home policy to control coronavirus spread.
    The country confirmed 573 cases to date.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Croatia registers first death

    Croatia reported its first death in a 70-year-old man. The country confirmed 102 cases to date.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Chad reports first case

    Chad government reported its first case in a Moroccan national who arrived from Cameroon.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Iran reports 1,284 deaths

    Iran reported that COVID-19 is claiming one life every ten minutes in the country, raising its toll to 1,284, said health ministry in a tweet.
    The number of infections in the nation increased to 18,407.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 march 2020

Brazil death toll reaches six

    Brazil reported deaths of two elderly patients in Rio de Janeiro, increasing the toll in the country to six. The country registered nearly 430 cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Cambodia confirms 47 cases

    Cambodia reported ten new cases, taking its total to 47. The country will ban entry for all international travellers from midnight on Monday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Greece has 464 cases

    Greece confirmed 464 cases and recorded six deaths, according to a health ministry official.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Mexico reports first death

    Mexico reported its first death as a 41-year-old citizen who was suffering from diabetes. The number of cases in the country jumped by 27% in the last 24 hours to 118 from 93.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

US CDC confirms nearly 10,500 cases

    US CDC reported 3,404 new cases to total 10,491 infections. The country reported its biggest daily jump in death toll from around 55 to 150.

    —Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10 March 2020

Bank of England cuts interest rates to 0.1%

    In a second emergency cut since the outbreak began, the Bank of England has reduced interest rates to 0.1% in an attempt to limit the economic impact of the virus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Spain records 200 new deaths

    With 209 additional deaths, Spain’s death toll increased to 767.
    A surge of approximately 25% increased the total cases in the country to 17,147.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

First death in Russia

    Russia’s first casualty was a a 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues.
    The country has reported 199 cases so far.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for citizen curfew to fight coronavirus

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to opt for a self-imposed citizen curfew on 22 March (Sunday) from 7am to 9pm, in a preparatory move to fight the pandemic coronavirus Covid-19 in the country.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Fourth death, new cases in India

    India has confirmed its fourth Covid-19 death, while the number of infections increased to 184.
    The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for citizen curfew on 22 March.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Thailand reports 60 new cases

    Thailand confirmed 60 new cases in the biggest daily jump, taking its total to 272. The country registered one death to date.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Malaysia reports 110 new cases

    Malaysia reported 110 new cases to total 900. Majority of the new cases were linked to a religious gathering by 16,000 people at a mosque.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

UK’s MHRA commits to prioritise and support Covid-19 clinical trial applications

    The UK’s healthcare regulator The Medicines and Healthcare products (MHRA) has declared it will prioritise assessments of Covid-19 clinical trials, as well as providing rapid advice to manufacturers and other regulators.
    This builds upon the MHRA’s response to previous outbreaks, such as Ebola.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Mauritius registers first three cases

    Mauritius reported its first three cases, including two who worked on cruise ships and one who returned from the UK.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

South Korea has 152 new cases

    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 152 new cases, taking the total to 8,565.
    South Korea had confirmed fewer than 100 new cases for four consecutive days until Wednesday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

World Bank increases response package to $14 billion

    he World Bank has increased its support package for businesses and economies to $14 billion.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Wuhan and Hubei report no new cases

    China’s epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan, and its Hubei province have reported no new cases for the first time.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Death toll rises to 8,800

    The death toll due to COVID-19 coronavirus has increased to 8,809 as of the end of 18 March.
    The total confirmed cases has passed 218,000 worldwide while recoveries stand at 84,000.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

UK deaths rise to 103

    The death toll in the UK increased from 71 to 103, including a total of more than 2,640 cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

California governor says 60,000 homeless could contract COVID-19

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said that according to models more than 60,000 homeless people in the state could contract the novel coronavirus over the next eight weeks.
    The US has more than 9,400 cases and 150 deaths so far.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Stanford’s StartX joins Covid-19 response with task force

    Stanford University non-profit start-up StartX has launched StartX Med Covid-19 task force to mobilise 70 experts in the university’s community to collaborate on and fast track preventive, diagnostic and treatment solutions against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

IMV to progress clinical development of Covid-19 vaccine

    IMV has initiated plans to progress the clinical development of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The aim is to determine the clinical safety and immunogenicity.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Covid-19: Entos and Takis to work on separate vaccines

    Entos Pharmaceuticals is set to develop a DNA vaccine for Covid-19 coronavirus infection using its Fusogenix drug delivery platform.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Study finds Covid-19 coronavirus of natural origin

    A new study led by Scripps Research Institute has shown that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19 is of natural origin, and not engineered in a laboratory.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

AbbVie’s HIV drug combo shows no benefit in Covid-19 trial

    A clinical trial in Covid-19 patients in China has yielded no therapeutic benefits with AbbVie’s HIV drug combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, marketed as Kaletra.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

CanSinoBIO, Synairgen get regulatory approval for Covid-19 trials

    China-based CanSino Biologics has received regulatory approval to conduct Phase I clinical trial of recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine (adenovirus type 5 vector) candidate.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Roivant, Mateon to develop Covid-19 drug candidates

    Roivant Sciences is in discussion with the US, Europe, and Asian regulators to develop gimsilumab for treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by COVID-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Roche to start Phase III trial of Actemra in Covid-19 patients

    Roche has collaborated with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a Phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) in hospitalised adults with severe Covid-19 pneumonia.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Emergent BioSolutions and Vaxart partner on oral coronavirus vaccine

    Emergent BioSolutions has agreed to provide molecule-to-market contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services for Vaxart’s oral vaccine candidate against Covid-19 coronavirus infection.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

Novartis gets Japan’s approval for Zolgensma

    Novartis Pharma has received the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) approval for Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec) to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 19 March 2020

18 March 2020


from K. Sennholz MD:

    El Salvador has cancelled all rent, water, phone, internet, electricity bills for three months AND they’re building a hospital IN CASE of a major outbreak. MY third world country did THAT

    —K. Sennholz MD, as posted on Twitter 10:08 pm, 18 March 2020


from K. Sennholz MD:

    I’M NOT KIDDING HERE:
    We need seamstresses who can make masks for doctors.
    NO NEW MASKS, running out SOON.
    If you or you and a group can get together and make masks, it would be greatly appreciated.
    ALL STATES are running out of masks.

    —K. Sennholz MD, as posted on Twitter 5:29 pm, 18 March 2020


from SockApocalypse:

    Apart from being racist, calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus” is just another example of Trump refusing to take responsibility, and blaming others for his own incompetence

    —SockApocalypse, as posted on Twitter 5:17 pm, 18 March 2020


from Florian Krammer:

    Thread: 1) OK, so I promised to explain the manuscript that we just put on medRxiv

    medRxiv: A serological assay to detect SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in humans

    2) First, I wanted to thank our awesome collaborators @VivianaSimonLab at Sinai, @Olli_Vapalahti @hepojoki at University of Helsinki and @kedzierskalab at University of Melbourne. This would not have been possible without them.

    3) Now, typically, when we get infected with a virus, we make antibody responses, especially against proteins on the surface of the virus. Often these antibodies can neutralize the virus and protect us from getting infected again.

    4) The main target on the surface of most coronviruses is the spike protein, or S. below you see a model of the virus and a visualization of a crystal structure of the spike of SARS-CoV-2 (solved by @veeslerlab - heroes!).

    5) Now, in order to detect antibodies, we use an ELISA or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. For this, an antigen - in this case the spike protein - is coated on a sticky plastic plate (a miniaturized format). Then we let serum from patients react with it and can detect that.

    6) So, first, we needed the spike antigen. We don’t want to sue the virus for various reasons. So we make recombinant antigen. We can do that in insect cells or in mammalian cells in cell culture. We made two versions: a soluble version of the full spike trimer.....

    7) ...and the receptor binding domain (RBD) which is part of the spike on its own (the red part in #4). Then we run them on a gel to see if they look OK and purified. i=insect, m=mammalian. Here are the recombinant RBD proteins. They turned out very nicely.

    8) And here are the full length proteins. We added several stabilizing mutations. nevertheless, we got two bands. One full length version and a degradation product. We don’t know why but think this is not important for assay.

    9) So we had the following sera from controls (not exposed to COVID19) and from COVID19 patients.The controls are from different age groups. Also, we had serum from a person with a confirmed NL63 infection. NL63 is a human CoV that causes common cold and uses the same receptor...

    10).....as SARS-CoV-2, namely ACE2. We though if we get any crossreacivity to the spike of SARS-CoV-2, then with this sample. So we ran our ELISAs. For this the serum is diluted out and you get these curves. The higher up on the y-axis, the more reactivity. We used all four......

    11)....proteins as substrate to compare. Reactivity was a little lower to RBD than the full length spike. But it was clearly possible to distinguish sera from COID19 patients (red) and sera from controls (black), including the NL63 serum (green).

    12) We can quantify the area under the curve to make this easier to grasp. Here we saw more background reactivity with the insect cell derived proteins than the mammalian cell derived ones.

    13) I won’t go into details about isotypes of mAbs we found in the positives, but that was also pretty interesting.

    14) Now, what does this all mean? A) With this assay we can figure out who was infected and who wasn’t. That means we can determine the true infection rate and infection fatality rate. B) We can use the assay to screen for people who seroconverted and are now immune.....

    15)...and they can donate their serum and it can maybe used to treat patients. C) We can test health care workers and ask the ones who are already immune to work with infectious patients. In that way the virus is not easily spread to colleagues or other patients. And D) ....

    16)...we can now use this assay to better study how our immune response reacts to the virus. And then there are two more take home messages that are important: First, it looks like we are all naive, meaning we have no immunity whatsoever to SARS-CoV-2. That would....

    17)....explain why it spreads so quickly. And second, it means we make an immune response to the spike. Antibodies to the RBD domain are often neutralizing, and it is likely (but needs to be confirmed) that once the antibody response sets in, we become protected.

    18) Please keep in mind that these conclusions are preliminary and based on small numbers. Larger studies to confirm this are needed and ongoing. We have started to share the reagents globally and hope that this or similar assays can be set up in many places.

    19) Finally, I want to thank the student who took the lead on this, Fatima Amanat as well as my whole group of dedicated students, postdocs, techs and assistant professors who dropped all their beloved influenza work to help out with creating tools to fight SARS-CoV-2.

    —Florian Krammer, Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as posted on Twitter 6:35 pm, 18 March 2020


from Bill Wang:

    Dr. Krammer, if the patient previously contracted SARS-CoV, could this patient get cross-reaction to SARS-CoV-2 S protein ELISA? btw, I translated your previous tweet and posted on weibo, people are super thankful for you were standing up for them. https://m.weibo.cn/status/4480098616481724?

    —Bill Wang, as posted on Twitter 6:40 pm, 18 March 2020


from Florian Krammer:

    It is likely that a SARS-CoV positive person would cross-react. But there are only 7200 of them worldwide.

    Thanks for translating! Yeah, I am sick of people blaming people. We need to work together to fight this!

    —Florian Krammer, Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as posted on Twitter 6:43 pm, 18 March 2020


from Bernie Sanders:

    We will get through this difficult time by looking out for one another and protecting the vulnerable. What is something someone has done to help you, or what have you done to reach out to others?

    —Bernie Sanders, as posted on Twitter 1:21 pm, 18 March 2020


from eman:

    the fact that Bernie Sanders doesn’t give a single shit about his status in the election and is instead ONLY concerned about the pandemic should tell you everything you need to know about what his presidency would be like.

    —eman, as posted on Twitter 1:21 pm, 18 March 2020


from Ryan Knight:

    REPORTER: “When are you going to make a decision about your campaign?”

    BERNIE: “I’m dealing with a fucking global crisis. Right now I’m trying to do my best to make sure we don’t have an economic meltdown & people don’t die.”

    SPICY BERNIE IS THE BEST BERNIE!

    —Ryan Knight, as posted on Twitter 11:48 am, 18 March 2020


from Pier Paolo:

    the Ro Kahnna and Tim Delaney bill is proposing $6,000 immediately per person

    —Pier Paolo, as posted on Twitter 8:37 am, 18 March 2020


from Terrence McNulty:

    Based on EITC. One-time pay out. And it’s UP TO $6k. Means tested.

    —Terrence McNulty, as posted on Twitter 8:42 am, 18 March 2020


from David Leonhardt:

    President Trump is now claiming that he always took coronavirus seriously. In fact, he spent months dismissing it as less serious than the seasonal flu. During this time, he could have taken actions that would have saved lives. He chose not to.
    Here are the facts:
    On Jan. 22, Trump was asked, “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?” He replied: “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
    Trump on Jan. 24: “It will all work out well.”
    Trump on Jan. 28 retweeted a headline from an outlet with a history of spreading false conspiracy theories. The headline: “Johnson & Johnson to create coronavirus vaccine.”
    Trump on Jan. 30: “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.”
    Trump on Feb. 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
    On Feb. 10, Trump repeatedly said that warm spring weather could kill the virus: “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
    Trump on Feb. 19: “I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along.”
    On Feb. 23, Trump pronounced the situation “very much under control” and added: “We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of them are fully recovered.”
    On Feb. 26, Trump criticized CNN and MSNBC for “panicking markets.”
    On Feb. 28, he falsely blamed “the Democrat policy of open borders” for bringing the virus into the country.
    On Feb. 25, Trump tweeted about “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” and mocked Schumer for arguing that Trump should be more aggressive in fighting the virus.
    On Feb. 26, Trump said: “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.”
    On Feb. 27, Trump predicted: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”
    On March 2, Trump said: “We’re talking about a much smaller range” of deaths than from the flu.
    On March 2, Trump said, about coronavirus: “It’s very mild.”
    On March 7, Trump said, “I’m not concerned at all.”
    On March 10, Trump promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

    —David Leonhardt of the New York Times, as posted on Twitter 1:21 pm, 18 March 2020


from Elizabeth Warren:

    The number of coronavirus cases is growing, and we need more resources to care for new patients. Today I’m requesting that Donald Trump deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit existing facilities to care for patients with coronavirus.


Vox

    —Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, as posted on Twitter 7:17 am, 18 March 2020


from Tulsi Gabbard:


    —Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D- HI, as posted on Twitter 7:30 am, 18 March 2020


from Jeff Tiedrich:

    here’s who Trump has met with in the past few days:
    — industry executives
    — airline executives
    — tourism industry executives
    — restaurant executives
    — grocery executives

    who Trump hasn’t met with:
    — ordinary people just struggling to pay their bills and stay alive

    —Jeff Tiedrich, as posted on Twitter 7:17 am, 18 March 2020


from StanceGrounded:

    Some of these healthcare workers are sleeping away from their families. & It’s going to be that way for them for months. For the greater good. Imagine that sacrifice. Have some empathy.

    STAY HOME
    —StanceGrounded, as posted on Twitter 6:21 am, 18 March 2020


from StanceGrounded:


    —StanceGrounded, as posted on Twitter 5:23 am, 18 March 2020


from Donald Trump:

    I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China - against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!

    —President Donald Trump, as posted on Twitter 4:46 am, 18 March 2020


from Maggie Haberman:

    Moments after we discussed his false claim that he had always considered this a pandemic on CNN comes this tweet.

    —Maggie Haberman, as posted on Twitter 4:50 am, 18 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Reminder: Trump fired the government’s pandemic response team in 2018 and his government hasn’t been able to test enough people for coronavirus

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 5:14 am, 18 March 2020


from Bishop Talbert Swan:

    7 1/2 weeks ago, nearly 2 months ago, we lost #KobeBryant and— “Drug makers are hustling to make a vaccine to counter the rapidly spreading respiratory virus that has sick and at least 1975 people in China and five in the United States.”

    46-1 was golfing and tweeting gibberish.

    —Bishop Talbert Swan, as posted on Twitter 7:34 am, 18 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    This common graph of the global patient explosion is deceptive. The Y-axis is logarithmic. It should be as high as the roof. They are great for math but human eyes (including those of our leaders) don’t comprehend logarithmic graphs.


Bloomberg Politics

    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 3:47 am, 18 March 2020

Portugal declares emergency

    Portugal declared 15-day state of emergency to combat coronavirus. The number of cases in the country neared 650.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Italy reports 475 more deaths

    The death toll in Italy increased by 475 to 2,978, a surge of 19%.
    The total number of cases jumped by 31,506 to to 35,713, up 13.35%, said the Civil Protection Agency.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Swiss cases cross 3,000

    The number of cases in Switzerland has jumped to 3,028, including 21 deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

France reports 89 new deaths; total 264

    France confirmed 89 new deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 264. The number of cases in the nation reached 9,134.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Cases in Singapore reach 313

    Singapore’s health ministry reported 47 new infections to total 313.
    Starting Friday, the country will impose self-quarantine measures for 14 days on everyone entering, as well as citizens and residents.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Second death in Turkey

    Turkey confirmed its second death in a 61-year-old male. The first fatality occurred on Tuesday.
    With 93 new cases, the nation’s total increased to 191.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Cases in Spain reach 13,716

    Spain health emergency center head Fernando Simon said that the country’s total cases surged to 13,716, including 558 deaths.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Iran’s death toll rises to 1,135

    With 147 new fatalities, Iran’s death toll jumped to 1,135.
    The total infections in the nation had reached 17,361, with 1,192 new cases in the last 24 hours.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 march 2020

Austria announces €38 billion aid package

    Austria Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced up to €38 billion aid to secure jobs and ensure coronavirus affected companies remain liquid.
    The country is also offering €9 billion in guarantees and warranties, €15 billion in emergency aid, and €10 billion in tax deferrals.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Malta and Malaysia close borders

    Malta will stop all incoming passenger flights from Saturday to prevent spread. The country has 38 cases, of which 32 contracted the infection abroad.
    Malaysia closed its borders with Singapore, starting 14-day partial lockdown as the number of infections in the country reached 673.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Study says initial infections on Diamond Princess came from food worker

    In a study published by the CDC, it was found that the initial cases of the COVID-19 on the cruise ship came from food workers.
    It stated that of the 20 confirmed cases of crew members, 15 were from food service members.

    —Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18 March 2020

Kyrgyzstan, Djibouti, Zambia register first cases

    Kyrgyzstan recorded its first cases in three citizens who returned from Saudi Arabia.
    Djibouti confirmed its first case as a Spanish national who was part of a 32-member Spanish special forces unit that came to the country on 14 March.
    Zambia’s health ministry confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases today.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Moldova confirms first death

    Moldova confirmed its first death today, while the cases in the country increased to 30.
    The nation declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia report new cases

    The Philippines’ health ministry reported 15 additional cases to total 202.
    Indonesia recorded 55 new cases, taking the total to 227, including 19 deaths and 11 recoveries.
    With 117 new cases, Malaysia registered 17% rise in infections to total 790.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

South Korea reports 93 new cases

    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 93 new cases to total 8,413. This is the fourth consecutive report of fewer than 100 new cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Cases in India reach 149

    The number of cases in India reached 149, including one new case each in Pondicherry and Pune, Maharashtra.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

First death, new cases in Pakistan

    With new cases reported on Monday and Tuesday, the number of cases in Pakistan reached 236.
    The country also confirmed the first death of a suspected coronavirus patient in Lahore, Punjab. The patient is reported to have recently arrived from Iran.
    Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan cannot currently afford the economic cost of closing down its cities.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

WHO calls for “aggressive” action in Southeast Asia

    The WHO has asked Southeast Asian countries to implement “aggressive” action to control the spread of the virus.
    WHO regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said: “More clusters of virus transmission are being confirmed. While this is an indication of an alert and effective surveillance, it also puts the spotlight on the need for more aggressive and whole of society efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19.”

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

New Zealand reports new imported cases

    New Zealand has confirmed eight new cases, all in people who had recent international trips, said the health ministry.
    The total number of cases in the country reached 20.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Death toll increases to 7,900

    The death toll due to COVID-19 has increased to 7,900 as of the end of 17 March.
    The total cases cross 198,000 while the recoveries stand at 81,000.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Study finds novel coronavirus can remain stable for days

    A study led by the US National Institutes of Health found that the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can be viable in air for several hours and on surfaces for days.
    The team, which included researchers from CDC, UCLA, and Princeton University, revealed that SARS-CoV-2 remained stable in aerosols for up to three hours.
    On copper, the virus could be detected for up to four hours, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Cellenkos to trial cell therapy for CoV-ARDS

    Cellenkos has filed a proposal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to conduct a Phase I / II clinical trial of CK0802 to treat Covid-19 mediated acute respiratory distress syndrome (CoV-ARDS).

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Moleculin, UTMB partner to study WP1122 for coronavirus

    Moleculin Biotech has partnered with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) to test its molecular inhibitors, including WP1122, to treat different viruses, including coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Covid-19: MannKind, Pneumagen conduct research

    MannKind has shifted the research and development resources allotted for its serious lung diseases pipeline to help fight respiratory viral infections, including Covid-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

SignPath, Relief explore drugs for Covid-19-related ARDS

    SignPath Pharma has started efforts to develop Lipocurc, an intravenous liposomal curcumin formulation, to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by Covid-19.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Regeneron identifies several antibodies against Covid-19

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has announced the identification of hundreds of fully human antibodies against Covid-19, which is caused by the novel coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

Chinese official says Fujifilm’s Favipiravir could treat Covid-19

    China’s Science and Technology Ministry official Zhang Xinmin has said that Japan-based Fujifilm’s anti-flu drug Favipiravir helped Covid-19 patients recover.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 18 March 2020

17 March 2020


from Bloomberg Politics:

    #Coronavirus latest:
    -Cases hit 191,521 globally; deaths exceed 7,800
    -White House orders Fed employees to limit personal contact
    -Japan to continue preparations for Olympics despite coronavirus
    -Taiwan to shut borders to foreigners as cases rise


Bloomberg Politics

    —Bloomberg Politics, as posted on Twitter 11:32 pm, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 10:06 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 10:03 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:55 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:53 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:47 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:38 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:29 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:23 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:11 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:


    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:04 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    I hope I’m wrong but I fear people will be surprised and dismayed by how many people lose their jobs before America’s social lockdown comes to an end

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 9:00 pm, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Dr. Deborah Birx’s explanation for why coronavirus testing in the US has been a disaster was misleading. She opened the day with a softball interview on Fox & Friends. Not great.


New York Times (pay wall protected)

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 7:53 pm, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Economic conditions haven’t been as bad as 20 percent unemployment in the lifetimes of anyone younger than 90

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 7:42 pm, 17 March 2020



from Ali Velshi:

    BREAKING: During the a closed-door lunch Tuesday, administration officials warned Senate Republicans that unemployment could reach 20%, according to two sources familiar.

    —Ali Velshi, as posted on Twitter 7:33 pm, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    People losing jobs this week are going to have to pay rent/mortgage at the beginning of April

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 6:24 pm, 17 March 2020

    The last time the unemployment rate was 20% was 1935, during the Great Depression. It hasn’t even broken 10% since 1982.

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 5:38 pm, 17 March 2020


from Jake Sherman:

    BTW: MNUCHIN expressed some level of concern on getting checks out by the end of April.

    —Jake Sherman, as posted on Twitter 10:47 am, 17 March 2020


from Adrian Wojnarowski:

    Four Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus, team says.
    —Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN, as posted on Twitter 12:56 pm, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Right on. Yesterday, a desperate student asked me for advice. Her professor was forcing her to attend a 20 person lab meeting in a small room and stay for non-essential work. That’s not only bad leadership, that’s inexcusable.

    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 12:42 pm, 17 March 2020


from William Mair:

    Lab Heads and PIs: Close your lab don’t wait to be told. Lead. Very few experiments are “critical”. And explicitly tell your team you don’t expect them to be able to be suddenly productive remotely. It is impossible - own that. Now is not the time to add pressure, relieve it.

    —William Mair, as posted on Twitter 12:14 pm, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Use zoom or a similar app. We have 20+ people in our lab and we were all surprised how well it worked out and how productive we could be.

    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 12:42 pm, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    I hope you find an activity in your life as much as Trump enjoys meeting with corporate executives during pandemics

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 11:51 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Harris’s legislation would give families up to 6 times more money than Romney’s payment proposal.

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 11:32 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Trump lied about his past statements while his coronavirus officials dissembled about the lack of testing and passed the buck to the private sector.

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 11:22 am, 17 March 2020


from Aaron Rupar:

    Trump championed tax cuts that redistributed *2 trillion dollars* to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. Never has that looked more ill-conceived than right now. America’s getting $10 trillion in tax cuts, and 20% of them are going the richest 1%

    —Aaron Rupar, as posted on Twitter 6:37 pm, 17 March 2020


from Jake Sherman:

    INSIDE THE SENATE R-MNUCHIN LUNCH

    MNUCHIN said he wants to send out $250 billion worth of checks — means tested.

    First wave would go out at the end of April. If TRUMP has not ended the natl emergency, another wave goes out four weeks later. Mnuchin notes he’s working with IRS

    —Jake Sherman, as posted on Twitter 10:47 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Here’s a summary of the results of studies testing various medicines and therapies against #COVID19, including those currently available in the US. COVID-19 Science Report Therapeutics 13 Mar
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 10:43 am, 17 March 2020


from Jake Sherman:

    INSIDE THE SENATE R-MNUCHIN LUNCH

    MNUCHIN said he wants to send out $250 billion worth of checks — means tested.

    First wave would go out at the end of April. If TRUMP has not ended the natl emergency, another wave goes out four weeks later. Mnuchin notes he’s working with IRS

    MNUCHIN says the checks would amount to two weeks of pay.

    TOM COTTON says he wants to slow down the process — “hit pause,” cotton says. “That’s why we have the senate.”

    BTW: MNUCHIN expressed some level of concern on getting checks out by the end of April. But said he’s already working on it.

    —Jake Sherman, as posted on Twitter 10:47 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    These are recommendations I’ve gathered from hospital staff, the CDC, & scientific papers as of Tues, March 17, 2020. Not medical advice. For official, up-to-date information, see the CDC website. Stay safe out there. Even better, don’t go out there
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Hospital staff caring for critically ill patients are encouraged to read this article @JAMA_current

    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine) that may eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that enters the throat and may remove the virus before it goes down to the trachea. (Note: I haven’t confirmed this advice but it can’t hurt).
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    The simplest way to distinguish #coronavirus from a common cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or wet cough, but it does create a dry and rough cough. Fever is also an early sign. If you are sneezing, don’t be concerned...

    If you or a family member has difficulty breathing or continual shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, the CDC says you should seek medical attention immediately:

    The virus is typically first in the throat causing inflammation & a feeling of dryness. This lasts 3-4 days. The virus then travels through moisture in the airways to the trachea & into the lungs, causing pneumonia for 5-6 days, which makes it very hard to breathe.

    Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The common cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, a doctor should be called immediately.

    People with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases, immune deficiencies, or lack a spleen are most at risk. Contact your healthcare about obtaining extra essential medicines. If you cannot get them, consider using mail-order.

    People are infectious a few days before they even have symptoms. Based on yesterday’s @NatureMedicine paper I posted, about a case of #COVID19 in Australia, it took a week after admission for the virus to be undetectable in a nasal swab. It took her two weeks to recover.

    Hospital staff have suggested doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, there is likely no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection...

    Ensure that your mouth & throat are always wet, never dry. You should drink a sip of water every 15 minutes. Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed directly into the stomach. (Note: I don’t know if this is true but it can’t hurt).

    The virus hates heat & dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed. These hot liquids may kill the virus and are easy to ingest. Raw food from public places are risky...

    The virus has a large size (a diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so N-95 face masks can stop it. Stay 6-10 feet away from others to allow the virus to fall to the ground. Fortunately, sneezing is not a common symptom of #COVID19.

    When the #coronavirus is on hard surfaces, it survives 12-96 hours. If you touch public doors, appliances, railings, touchscreens, elevator buttons, etc, wash hands for > 20 sec with soap and/or disinfect with alcohol gel. Use elbows, knuckles & sleeve-covered hands when possible.

    The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues for 6 - 12 hours. It has an outer lipid membrane, so common detergents will kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the sun for a day and the virus will surely die. #CoronavirusUSA

    #coronavirus seems to survive on hands for > 10 minutes, during which time you will probably rub your eyes or touch your nose or lips. We usually touch our faces every 12 seconds. So, wash your hands often. Also, act like you have #COVID-19 and you don’t want to spread it.
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 9:42 am, 17 March 2020


from Anonymous MD:

    Please RT so they will see this. This is a cry for help.

    @realDonaldTrump @VP Physician here. We need more masks. We need more tests. We need more swabs. We need more ventilators. If you are stockpiling, now is the time to start sharing. It will be too late in 2 weeks.
    —Anonymous MD, Primary Care Physician, as posted on Twitter 4:00 am, 17 March 2020

Italian Intensive Care Guideline

    Now the Italian College of Anestheisa, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) has published guidelines for the criteria that doctors and nurses should follow as these already extraordinary cirumstances worsen.
    The document begins by likening the moral choices Italian doctors may face to the forms of wartime triage that are required in the field of “catastrophe medicine.”
    Instead of providing intensive care to all patients who need it, the authors suggest, it may become necessary to follow “the most widely shared criteria regarding distributive justice and the appropriate allocation of limited health resources.”
    The principle they settle upon is utilitarian. “Informed by the principle of maximizing benefits for the largest number,” they suggest that “the allocation criteria need to guarantee that those patients with the highest chance of therapeutic success will retain access to intensive care.”
    The authors, who are medical doctors, then deduce a set of concrete recommendations for how to manage these impossible choices, including this: “It may become necessary to establish an age limit for access to intensive care.”
    Those who are too old to have a high likelihood of receovery, or who have too low a number of “life years” left even if they should survive, would be left to die.
    These guidelines apply even to patients who require intensive care for reasons other than the coronavirus, because they too make demands on the same scarce medical resources. As the document clarifies, “These criteria apply to all patients in intensive care, not just those infected with CoVid-19.”
    —The Atlantic, 17 March 2020, with emphasis added by the The Jimmy Dore Show

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16 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    What is 2019-nCoV Coronavirus?
    2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) is virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory illness. It was first detected in Wuhan, China. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Typically, respiratory viruses are most contagious when an individual is most symptomatic, but there have been reports of the virus spreading when the affected individual does not show any symptoms.
    —National Restaurant Association, 16 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    Can the coronavirus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?
    According to the CDC, “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.”
    —National Restaurant Association, 16 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    What food safety measures are restaurants taking?
    The foodservice industry follows strict local public health guidelines. To meet these guidelines, restaurants have safety protocols and best practices in place, including guidance from ServSafe. Owners and operators should contact their state and local health departments for the latest advisories/information about coronavirus in their community. The Association also has a fact sheet in English and Spanish with information specific to the industry.
    —National Restaurant Association, 16 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    How can I find out if my state or local government has made changes to how restaurants can operate in my community?
    State and local governments are taking steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus in communities across the country. In some places that means they are placing new restrictions on how and when restaurants can operate business. For information on the latest in your community, contact your governor’s office or state health department.
    —National Restaurant Association, 16 March 2020

15 March 2020


from Mitt Romney:

    Every American adult should immediately receive $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy
    Congress took similar action during the 2001 and 2008 recessions. While expansions of paid leave, unemployment insurance, and SNAP benefits [the program formally known as food stamps] are crucial, the check will help fill the gaps for Americans that may not quickly navigate different government options.
    —Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, press staement, 15 March 2020


from Mitt Romney:

    1) Practice strict quarantine. Stay in your home, drive alone in your car, or walk by yourselves outdoors where others aren’t around. Avoid restaurants, movie theaters, shopping centers, and airplanes. Work from home until we know more.
    Working from home may be impossible for you—as it is for me in the Senate. But it’s sure worth a try.
    2) Prepare your own meals at home. If you order delivered meals, have them left on the doorstep by specifying “no contact” delivery and make sure to heat them to kill any germs.
    3) If you share your home with younger people, divide your quarantine space by creating a barrier with anything you can find, and keep younger folks who aren’t following a quarantine several feet away from the dividing line.
    —Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, as posted on Twitter 5:57 pm, 15 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    What do I need to know about the CDC guidance on social distancing?
    On March 15, the CDC released a guidance for large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. This guidance does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. However, some states and municipalities are imposing new limitations on restaurant operations.
    —National Restaurant Association, 15 March 2020

14 March 2020


from David Sinclair, PhD AO:

    Since my Harvard lab closed yesterday, I’ve been reading and interpreting this week’s published papers on #COVID19. What follows is a thread of information, my interpretation, links to sources & predictions. Let’s start with what you need to know...
    Treatments that seem to work are chloroquine (a cheap malarial drug), Gilliad’s remdesivir with interferon-beta (in clinical trials from COV-19), plasma from recovered patients, and a steroid (methylprednisilone). Doctors in US are now using remdesivir off-label.
    SARS-CoV2 attacks pneumocytes in lung, intenstine, heart & cells lining blood vessels. In lung, CoV2 prevents cells from making biological detergents to keep lung passages open. Acute respritory distress follows. O2 levels fall…but there may be a dangerous underlying process.
    New work out of China yeterday [14 March 2020] says COVID-19 might also involve abnormal blood production. CoV genes 1 & 8 are predicted to interfere with heme, the red compound in blood, by kicking out the iron. Would explain why chloroquine seems effective as a treatmet.
    Chloroquine is predicted to prevent orf1ab, ORF3a, and ORF10 from attacking heme (red in red blood cells) and inhibit the binding of ORF8 to heme. Although 99% of the virus is seemingly stable, what’s disturbing is ORF 1 and 8 are mutating the fastes.
    Positions nt28144 in ORF 8 and nt8782 in ORF1 are evolving. Samples out of China show they’d mutated 30.53% (29/95) and 29.47% *28/95), respectively. I’m currently figuring out why these are the ones mutating and how that could change the situation.
    It may explain why diabetics and elderly are more susceptible. Blood sugar levels usually increase as we get older, increasing the amount of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) (I’ve tweeted about this before). The authors suggest there people would be more susceptible because the virus could more easily dirupt the heme in the red blood cells. If so, the virus is very smart: it destroys the ling so patients can’t take up oxygen AND reduces the body’s ability to carry oxygen. (For this & other reasons, you should eat healthily the next 2 years).
    These ideas are testable. COVID-19 should correlate with HbA1c levels (*seems true). Patients should have abnormalities in heme/porphyrin & they might have higher levels of free iron in tissues & blood. I will update with more info as it comes in. Stay safe. Below are links...
    Blood, HbA1c, and chloroquine
    CoV2 mutations
    Symptoms
    Susceptibility/Risk
    Fatality
    Therapies
    Remdesivir
    —David Sinclair, PhD AO, as posted on Twitter 4:35 pm, 14 March 2020

13 March 2020


from Mitt Romney:

    All seniors, especially those like me who are over 70, must take every precaution: we are the ones most likely to suffer the most severe complications from COVID-19 that will overwhelm the healthcare system. Please, follow strict social-distancing & even consider self-quarantine.
    —Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, as posted on Twitter 6:55 am, 13 March 2020

from Tom Hancock:

    South Korea has done more than just “flatten the curve” of new Covid-19 infections. It brought the curve down through:
    - Aggressive testing (20,000 tests daily, “drive through” testing)/isolation
    - School holiday extended
    - Government advice to stay inside
    - large events cancelled

    —Tom Hancock, 3:55 am, 13 March 2020

12 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    Where can I find more information about the Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance loans for impacted businesses?
    On March 12, the SBA announced that it will work with state governments to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses severely impacted by the outbreak. You can find out more about these loans and how to access them here.
    —National Restaurant Association, 12 March 2020

11 March 2020


from Mitt Romney:

    I encourage all Americans to register with the @StateDept’s STEP Program when traveling overseas. Enrolling with the local US Embassy/consulate will help government officials communicate important information on travel to the US and other safety updates. https://step.state.gov/STEPMobile/Default.aspx
    —Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, as posted on Twitter 9:03 pm, 11 March 2020

10 March 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

    —President Donald Trump, 10 March 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

0 March 2020

8 March 2020

7 March 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “I’m not concerned at all.”

    —President Donald Trump, 7 March 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

6 March 2020

from Twitter:


    —posted on Twitter 10:15 am, 6 March 2020

5 March 2020

4 March 2020

3 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    Where can I find the EPA list of antimicrobial products for use against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2?
    On March 3, the EPA released a list of registered disinfectant products that have qualified under its emerging viral pathogen program for use again SARS-CoV-2. You can find the list here.
    —National Restaurant Association, 3 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    What can we all do?
    The CDC suggests that people take the same steps they would to keep from getting the flu: get a flu vaccine, take everyday preventative actions — like washing your hands often — and see a doctor when you are sick.
    Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued guidance for preparing a workplace for COVID-19 that include tips for preventing the spread of the virus and steps to reduce workers’ risk of exposure. And the CDC recently issued a strategy for implementing mitigation strategies for communities with local transmission.
    —National Restaurant Association, 3 March 2020

from National Restaurant Association:

    What is the impact to the supply chain?
    It is still unknown if or how the coronavirus will impact the foodservice supply chain. Many organizations and researchers are monitoring developments.
    —National Restaurant Association, 3 March 2020

2 March 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said, about coronavirus: “It’s very mild.”

    —President Donald Trump, 2 March 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

1 March 2020

29 February 2020

28 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump falsely blamed: “the Democrat policy of open borders” for bringing the virus into the country.

    —President Donald Trump, 28 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

27 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “We’re talking about a much smaller range” of deaths than from the flu.

    —President Donald Trump, 27 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

from Donald Trump:

    Trump predicted: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”

    —President Donald Trump, 27 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

26 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump criticized CNN and MSNBC for “panicking markets.”

    —President Donald Trump, 26 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

    —President Donald Trump, 26 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

25 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump tweeted about: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” and mocked Schumer for arguing that Trump should be more aggressive in fighting the virus.

    —President Donald Trump, 25 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

24 February 2020

23 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump pronounced the situation “very much under control” and added: “We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of them are fully recovered.”

    —President Donald Trump, 23 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

22 February 2020

21 February 2020

20 February 2020

19 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along.”

    —President Donald Trump, 19 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

18 February 2020

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11 February 2020

WHO gives name to new coronavirus disease

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the disease caused by the new coronavirus as “Covid-19”.

    —World Health Organization (WHO), 11 February 2020

Ukraine, Hong Kong, Vietnam

    According to Skaletska, three of the five suspected patients returned from China while the remaining two were in contact with them.
    The Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong has reported seven new coronavirus infection cases, taking the toal to 49.
    After two cases were confirmed in the same building, Hong Kong government evacuated all of its more than 100 residents to control the spread of the infection. The confirmed cases were residing on different floors of the building.
    Vietnam’s health ministry confirmed a new case, who is a three-month-old baby thought to be infected by her grandparent. The total number of cases in the country stand at 15.
    With 108 new deaths in China, the total toll has reached 1,018. NHC report shows 42,638 confirmed coronavirus cases in mainland China, as of the end of 10 February, which takes the number of global cases to around 43,000.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 11 February 2020

Bavarian cases

    Germany confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in Bavaria, raising the total cases in the country to 16.
    The Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong has reported seven new coronavirus infection cases, taking the toal to 49.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 11 February 2020

10 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump repeatedly said that warm spring weather could kill the virus: “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

    —President Donald Trump, 10 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

US reports new case

    The US CDC reported a new case in California, who was one of the evacuees from Wuhan. This rises the total cases in the country to 13.

    —Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10 February 2020

UAE reports new cases; Infections on cruise nearly double

    Eighth case has been confirmed in the UAE, an Indian national who had contact with a recently diagnosed person.
    The number of cases on the Diamond Princess cruise quarantined in Japan have nearly doubled, with 135 total cases on board. As of 9 February, 70 cases were confirmed on the Diamond Princess.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 10 February 2020

tip of the iceberg

    World Health Organization (WHO) has noted that cases of the new coronavirus among people who have not travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. The agency has sent members of its international expert mission team to help China deal with the outbreak.

    —World Health Organization (WHO), 10 February 2020

UK declares imminent threat as four more cases confirmed

    The UK government has declared the coronavirus outbreak a “serious and imminent threat to public health”.
    Four new cases have been diagnosed in the UK, doubling the total confirmed cases to eight.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 10 February 2020

Death toll surges to 910

    Death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic has surged to 910, as of the end of 9 February, including 97 new deaths from the day before.
    The total number of cases stands at 40,547 globally, of which 40,171 are in mainland China. NHC report shows a total of 3,281 recoveries in the region.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 10 February 2020

Malaysia confirms sixth citizen case

    Malaysia health director confirmed the sixth citizen case of coronavirus infection, a 31-year-old man who worked in Macau, China, and returned to Malaysia on 1 February. This takes the total coronavirus cases in the country to 18.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 10 February 2020

9 February 2020

UK reports fourth coronavirus case

    UK has reported its fourth coronavirus case on Sunday.
    England’s chief medical officer professor Chris Whitty said in a statement that the new patient is a known contact of one of UK’s existing cases and has reportedly contracted virus in France.
    The patient has now been moved to NHS centre at The Royal Free Hospital, and being treated using robust infection control measures to contain further spread of the virus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 9 February 2020

Death toll passes 800 in China; Overtakes SARS

    The number of coronavirus deaths reached 813 globally as of the end of 8 February, overtaking the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2002-2003 that claimed 774 lives.
    Of the total fatalities, 811 were reported in mainland China and one each in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
    New cases have now touched 37,549 worldwide, of which 37,198 represent mainland China.
    China’s National Health Commission reported 2,656 new confirmed cases, 3,916 new suspected cases, 87 serious cases, and 89 deaths on Saturday alone.
    NHC also reported 600 new recovered cases on Saturday, taking the overall cured cases in mainland China to 2,649 as of Saturday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 9 February 2020

8 February 2020

France reports five new cases

    France has confirmed five new cases today, taking their total to 11.
    France health minister said Saturday that five British nationals in the country have been tested positive for coronavirus. The new cases, including a child, were staying in the same ski chalet and reportedly contracted virus after coming into contact with a Brit, who recently travelled to Singapore.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 February 2020

UAE confirms two new cases

    UAE has confirmed two new cases today, taking their total to seven.
    The United Arab Emirates reported two new cases on Saturday. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention added that the two patients, a Chinese and a Filipino national, are under observation.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 February 2020

China opens second prefab hospital

    China has opened a second prefabricated hospital with 1,600 beds in Wuhan to treat patients infected with coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 February 2020

US and Japanese citizens die in Wuhan

    US embassy has confirmed that an American citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died in Wuhan on 6 February. This is the first known death of a US national due to the new coronavirus.
    A 60-year-old Japanese man with suspected coronavirus infection also died in Wuhan today.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 February 2020

Death toll passes 700; Hong Kong enforces quarantine

    Coronavirus deaths have gone past 700 as of the end of 07 February, with China reporting 86 new deaths. Death toll now stands at 724, while a total of 34,881 cases have been confirmed. Of the 34,546 cases in mainland China, 6,101 are serious.
    Hong Kong began imposing a two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China. Visitors must quarantine themselves in hotel rooms or government-run centres, while returning nationals must stay inside their homes.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 February 2020

7 February 2020

Death toll hits 638


    Death toll from the new coronavirus stands at 638, as of the end of 06 February. A total of 31,428, infection cases have been confirmed, including 31,161 in mainland China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 7 February 2020

Chinese whistleblower doctor dies


    The Chinese doctor who had reportedly tried to issue an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak has died after contracting the virus while working at a hospital in Wuhan.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 7 February 2020

Taiwan reports cases


    The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) in Taiwan has confirmed three new imported cornavirus cases, taking the nation’s total to 16.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 7 February 2020

Japan reports deaths


    Japan reported 41 new cases of coronavirus infection on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama harbour. This raises the total positive cases on the ship to 61.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 7 February 2020

6 February 2020

Third case confirmed in the UK

    England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Witty has confirmed a third case of coronavirus in the UK.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 6 February 2020

India evacuees test negative

    England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Witty has confirmed a third case of coronavirus in the UK.
    As of the end of 5 February, the coronavirus has led to 565 deaths, including 73 new deaths compared to 4 February in mainland China. The total number of confirmed cases is 28,275. Of the 28,049 confirmed cases in China, 3,859 are reported to be severe cases. So far, 1,153 patients have recovered in mainland China.
    Indian authorities confirmed that all 645 of the country’s evacuees from Wuhan tested negative for the coronavirus.
    Two new cases on Vietnam increase its total to 12, while the number of cases in Singapore reached 30.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 6 February 2020

Japan reports more cruise ship cases

    Japanese health officials said ten more passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 6 February 2020

5 February 2020

Death toll reaches 492

    With 65 new deaths in China, the toll has reached 492, while the number of infected cases has surged to nearly 24,527, as of the end of 4 February, said Chinese authorities. Of the 24,324 confirmed cases in mainland China, 3,219 cases are in serious condition.
    Health authorities confirmed that two Malaysian evacuees, a 45-year-old man and his nine-year-old son, from Wuhan have tested positive for the new coronavirus. This increases the number of cases in the country to 12 — nine Chinese nationals and three Malaysians.
    US confirmed a new case in Wisconsin, an adult who travelled to Beijing, China. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 12.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 5 February 2020

Japan confirms ten cases on cruise

    After screening passengers on a cruise ship, named Diamond Princess, the Japanese authorities confirmed ten positive cases. These patients include three Japanese, two Australians, three from Hong Kong, one from the US, and a Filipino crewmember.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 5 February 2020

4 February 2020

Malaysia reports first citizen infected; Belgium confirms first case

    A 41-year-old man, who travelled to Singapore for a conference, has become the first Malaysian to be infected by coronavirus. The Malaysian is one of the two new cases confirmed while the other being a Chinese national aged 61. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to ten, including nine Chinese nationals.
    Belgium has confirmed its first coronavirus case after one of the nine individuals repatriated from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.
    Deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus have surged to 427, as of the end of 03 February. The number of confirmed cases reached 20,623, while 646 infected patients have recovered./p>

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 4 February 2020

Hong Kong

    Hong Kong has reported its first death case, marking the second one outside mainland China, following the Philippines. A 39-year-old man who travelled from Wuhan died on Tuesday in Hong Kong.
    Medical staff strike in Hong Kong continues, while the city closed more cross-boundary control points to China and left two only points open.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 4 February 2020

3 February 2020

Australia brings back 243 citizens

    A Qantas aircraft carrying 243 Australian citizens and permanent residents, including 89 individuals aged under 16, from Wuhan has landed at RAAF base Learmonth in Western Australia.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

Hong Kong medical staff on strike

    Hundreds of hopsital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the closure of the city’s border with China to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

India

    India reported a new coronavirus case on Monday, taking the total confirmed cases in the country to three — all from the southern state of Kerala.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

United States

    US confirmed two new cases late on 2 February, rising the nation’s total to 11.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

Chinese hospital built

    The 1000-bed Huoshenshan hospital built within ten days for coronavirus patients in Wuhan is now ready.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

Deaths and cases

    Novel coronavirus has claimed 362 lives so far, including one in the Philippines, as of the end of 02 February. A total of 17,386 cases have been recorded globally. Of the 17,238 cases reported in China, 2,296 are severe.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 February 2020

2 February 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

    —President Donald Trump, 2 February 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

Death toll soars to 305

    Coronavirus deaths have gone past 300 as of the end of 1 February, with China reporting 304 deaths.
    Coronavirus infected cases have soared on Saturday with over 3,000 new cases, taking the total to an alarming 14,413, according to Chinese health authorities.
    Suspected cases are nearing 20,000 mark, standing at 19,544 as of 1 February.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 2 February 2020

First coronavirus patient outside China dies in Philippines

    The Philippines confirming its first death of a 44-year old Chinese man from Wuhan city.
    The Philippines case also marked the first death outside China, since it first broke out in Wuhan city on 31 December 2019.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 2 February 2020

Culling of chickens

    Chinese government called for culling of chickens in Shaoyang city following an H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hunan province.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 2 February 2020

1 February 2020

Death toll hits 259

    With 46 new deaths in China, the toll has reached 259, while the number of infected cases has touched 11,374 across a total of 26 countries.
    US denies entry to foreign nationals who have visited China in the last two weeks.
    No deaths are reported outside mainland China.
    Australia on Saturday announced that it would bar entry to non-citizens coming from China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 February 2020

Coronavirus reaches Russia

    Russia reported two first coronavirus cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 February 2020

Coronavirus reaches Spain

    Spain reported one coronavirus case.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 February 2020

Coronavirus reaches Sweden

    Sweden reported one coronavirus case.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 February 2020

Chinese hopsital discharges

    Chinese health authorities announced on 1 February that 243 coronavirus patients had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Friday.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 February 2020

31 January 2020

Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs

    US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could be positive for the American economy.

    During a TV interview Mr Ross said: “I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America.”.
    The rapid spread of the disease has raised fears about its impact on the Chinese economy and global growth.
    In response to a question on Fox Business News about whether the outbreak is a risk to the US economy Mr Ross said: “I don’t want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate, very malignant disease.”
    “The fact is, it does give business yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain… So I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America,” he went on to say.
    Later the US Commerce Department echoed his comments: “As Secretary Ross made clear the first step is to bring the virus under control and help the victims of this disease.”
    “It is also important to consider the ramifications of doing business with a country that has a long history of covering up real risks to its own people and the rest of the world,” a spokesperson said.
    “Companies are not going to make serious and long-term investment decisions on the basis of an outbreak of a disease that might last three to six months,” Simon Baptist from the Economist Intelligence Unit in Singapore said.
    He argued that the virus is more likely to have a negative impact on America rather than a positive one: “In fact, the US is going to be a net loser because despite everything, China is still a big market for the US, so if the Chinese economy slows significantly that’s going to have a blowback effect on the US as well.”

    —BBC Business News, 31 January 2020

WHO declares global emergency

    World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee has declared the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern.

    —World Health Organization (WHO), 31 January 2020

Death toll hits 213

    Death toll from the virus has touched 213 and the number of infected cases increased to 9,776, as of the end of Thursday.
    First coronavirus suspect in New Zealand announced.
    China sent flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia.
    Mongolia and Singapore closed their borders to China to contain the virus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 31 January 2020

First domestic transmission in Thailand

    Thailand reported its first case of domestic transmission, while China sent flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 31 January 2020

UK confirms first cases

    NHS England chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the UK.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 31 January 2020

30 January 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.”

    —President Donald Trump, 30 January 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

US reports first domestic case

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US has confirmed its first case of person-to-person transmission.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 30 January 2020

23 nations affected

    The number of deaths from the virus have reached 170 as of late 29 January, with a total of 7,783 people infected, of which 7,678 are in mainland China.
    India and the Philippines have confirmed their first cases, while Italy confirmed two cases.
    The number of affected countries so far is 23, including China.
    A plane has taken off from Portugal to evacuate people from various European countries from Wuhan. The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab confirmed UK citizens will be evacuated tomorrow morning — Spanish nationals will also be simultaneously repatriated as part of a joint operation between the two countries.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 30 January 2020

Russia closes 2,700 mile border

    Russia has reported first suspected case, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to immediately close 2,700 mile border with China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 30 January 2020

29 January 2020

Death toll touches 132; UAE and Germany confirm four cases

    As of the end of Tuesday, China has confirmed 132 deaths and a total of 5,974 infected cases, including 1,459 new cases. At least 86 cases are reported in other countries.
    Finland has confirmed its first case.
    Four members of the same Chinese family in the UAE have been infected with coronavirus, while Germany confirms three more cases taking its total to four.
    Australia has confirmed a second case in Victoria and a first in Queensland bringing the confirmed Australian cases to seven.
    Australian researchers have become the first to recreate new coronavirus outside of China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 29 January 2020

Evacuations

    US evacuates nationals from Wuhan, India to send plane tonight to airlift 250 citizens from Wuhan.
    New Zealand will join Australia to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan in China.
    Australian researchers have become the first to recreate new coronavirus outside of China.
    UK plans to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan. British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 29 January 2020

28 January 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump retweeted a headline from an outlet with a history of spreading false conspiracy theories. The headline: “Johnson & Johnson to create coronavirus vaccine.”

    —President Donald Trump, 28 January 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

Japan, Taiwan, and Germany report first domestic transmission

    Japan, Taiwan, and Germany confirm their first cases of domestic transmission of coronavirus.
    Japan sends a chartered flight to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens.
    Germany and Cambodia have reported their first cases late Monday, marking a further spread of the deadly virus to newer regions.
    Air Canada and Finnair have cancelled some flights to China.
    White House may suspend flights to China.
    Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival for Chinese nationals.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 28 January 2020

Chinaese actions

    China has issued the latest coronavirus update, confirming 107 deaths so far, followed by 4,515 confirmed and 6,973 suspected cases.
    In an attempt to limit the spread of virus, Hong Kong plans to limit the transport with mainland China from 30 January.
    Chinese researchers are exploring the use of natural products and their traditional medicines to combat coronavirus.
    China has suspended trading on its two major stock exchanges, Shanghai and Shenzhen, until next Monday to prevent panic selling as coronavirus fears grow.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 28 January 2020

27 January 2020

Chinese death toll increases

    The death toll has increased to 81 and the confirmed cases in China to 2,744, with about half of them from Hubei province.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 27 January 2020

Sri Lanka reports first coronavirus case; More countries look to evacuate nationals

    Sri Lanka has reported its first coronavirus case of a 40-year old woman tourist from Hubei province in China, a senior Sri Lankan health official confirmed on Monday.
    Spain and Portugal are the two new countries after the US and France that are looking to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan city.
    US, Taiwan, and Singapore have announced their respective fifth cases of the deadly coronavirus, while South Korea reported its fourth.
    Malaysia has imposed a temporary ban on Chinese visitors from the city of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 27 January 2020

26 January 2020

WHO changes risk to “high”

    The World Health Organization (WHO) revised its previous report on China virus saying that the global risk from the virus is “high” and not “moderate”.

    —World Health Organization (WHO), 26 January 2020

US to evacuate nationals from Wuhan

    The US government has announced a special flight between Wuhan and San Francisco to evacuate all American citizens from the stricken city on 28 Jan.
    The US has also confirmed its third case in Orange county, California, while Shanghai reported its first death of an 88-year old man from the deadly virus.
    Ivory Coast is dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus.
    Hong Kong and Taiwan have tightened restrictions against visitors from Hubei province.
    China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday morning that the country has reported 15 more fatalities on 25-Jan, taking the toll to 56 and reported cases to 1975 thereby raising alarm across the globe.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 26 January 2020

Mexico confirms first case

    Mexico reports its first confirmed case, while Ivory Coast is dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 26 January 2020

France to evacuate nationals from Wuhan

    France is preparing to evacuate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan by air, as the country already reported three confirmed coronavirus cases.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 26 January 2020

25 January 2020

Canada reports first case

    Canada has reported its first “presumptive” coronavirus case of a 50-year old man who returned from Wuhan, China on 22 January.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 25 January 2020

Nepal reports first case

    A Nepali student returned from China tested positive for the new coronavirus.
    Death toll rose to 41 while confirmed cases touched 1320 globally, according to WHO. Of these, 1297 cases were reported in Greater China and 23 were reported outside China
    Airports Council International (ACI) World issued guidelines “Advisory Bulletin: Transmission of Communicable Diseases” for airports to adopt necessary measures against the virus.
    Cruise operators including Royal Caribbean and MSC, have suspended cruises to China.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 25 January 2020

Hong Kong announces health emergency

    Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared a health emergency in the city over coronavirus and announced the extension of school break until 17 Feb. Hong Kong cancelled all official visits to China, as the city reported five confirmed cases as of Saturday.
    Death toll rose to 41 while confirmed cases touched 1320 globally, according to WHO. Of these, 1297 cases were reported in Greater China and 23 were reported outside China
    China bans wild animal trade until the coronavirus outbreak eases.
    Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) increased the preventive measures at the railway stations and train compartments.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 25 January 2020

24 January 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump said: “It will all work out well.”

    —President Donald Trump, 24 January 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

China implements further travel restrictions; Starts building temporary hospital

    China has imposed travel restrictions on some more cities such as Chibi, Zhijiang, Huangshi, Xiantao, Enshi, Qianjiang, and Xianning, according to the People’s Daily newspaper.
    Chinese authorities have initiated construction on a new temporary 1000-bed hospital in Wuhan’s Caidian district with a plan to complete it in a record time of just six days. With high level of safety and protection in place, the new hospital will treat patients of the deadly virus in isolation.
    Toll has increased to 830 confirmed cases in China with 95 patients remaining in critical condition.
    Restaurant chains Starbucks and McDonald’s have announced shut down their stores in China’s Hubei province.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 24 January 2020

Airports

    Airports in Malaysia, Canada, Thailand, and Uganda implemented different measures to screen passengers who may be infected
    Thailand has suspended flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Wuhan until 4 February.
    Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority has started temperature screening at all checkpoints on 24 January.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 24 January 2020

23 January 2020

China implements travel bans

    China has suspended travel to and from Wuhan city. Hours later, authorities have put two more cities, Huanggang and Ezhou, under a travel ban.
    Beijing cancelled Chinese New Year celebrations.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 January 2020

Singapore confirms first case

    Doctors used a robot to treat the first US coronavirus patient.
    WHO met again and postponed decision on international health emergency declaration of the deadly virus.
    Several US companies have announced plans to develop drugs and vaccines to combat the virus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 23 January 2020

22 January 2020

from Donald Trump:

    Trump was asked: “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?”

    He replied: “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”

    —President Donald Trump, 22 January 2020, quoted by David Leonhardt of the New York Times

WHO hold on declaring international health emergency

    WHO officials met in Geneva to discuss the need for declaring coronavirus as an international health emergency and decided to wait further.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 22 January 2020

500 infections

    The virus has infected over 500 people and led to the deaths of 17 people.
    Airports across the world step up screening of passengers coming from Wuhan.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 22 January 2020

Live poultry ban

    Central China’s Henan Province imposed a ban on sale of live poultry to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading. The virus was first identified at Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, the capital of neighbouring Hubei province.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 22 January 2020

21 January 2019

US confirms first coronavirus case

    US has confirmed its first coronavirus case. The victim, said to be in his 30s, has been admitted at a hospital in Washington upon his return from China.
    The virus reached Australia, which announced its coronavirus case. The victim, living in Brisbane, was tested positive with coronavirus after returning from Wuhan city.
    Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US have already started working towards a vaccine against the new, deadly coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 January 2020

300 Chinese infections

    China has increased the number of coronavirus infected people to 300 people.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 21 January 2020

20 January 2019

First case detected in South Korea

    A Chinese person who arrived by plane from Wuhan to South Korea was detected with the virus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 January 2020

Airport screening

    Airports in several countries across the world have begun screening of patients showing symptoms of coronavirus.
    A Chinese person who arrived by plane from Wuhan to South Korea was detected with the virus.
    One British tourist in Thailand is feared to be infected with coronavirus.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 January 2020

Human to human transmission

    China has announced the third death from the deadly virus and over 100 new cases, raising concerns ahead of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year holiday, which begins on 25 January.
    A total of more than 200 cases have been reported in various cities of China
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the virus has to be contained.
    Chinese health experts have confirmed that human-to-human transmission is affirmative.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 20 January 2020

19 January 2019

18 January 2019

17 January 2019

China reports second coronavirus death

    China has reported the second fatality, with the virus claiming the life of a 69-year-old man in Wuhan.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 17 January 2020

US airport screening

    US has initiated screening of passengers arriving from Wuhan at San Francisco, JFK, and Los Angeles airports.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 17 January 2020

16 January 2019

15 January 2019

First confirmed coronavirus case in Japan

    Japan has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in a person who stayed in Wuhan.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 15 January 2020

14 January 2019

13 January 2019

First confirmed coronavirus case in Thailand

    Coronavirus has spread beyond China, with Thailand reporting the first case of a Chinese woman, returning from a visit to Wuhan, and diagnosed with flu-like symptoms.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 13 January 2020

12 January 2020

11 January 2020

First coronavirus death reported

    A 61-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital in the Philippines on December 27 with suspected fever, dies from the virus in Wuhan. China revises the number of people infected with the virus down to 41.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 11 January 2020

10 January 2020

9 January 2020

Coronavirus genome sequence released

    Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 2019-nCoV is the agent and made the genome sequence available to the world. The new virus is associated to the SARS-CoV group.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 9 January 2020

8 January 2020

First suspected coronavirus cases in Thailand

    Four suspected flu-like cases have been detected at Chiang Mai International Airport.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 8 January 2020

7 January 2020

Virus identified as coronavirus 2019n-CoV

    Chinese authorities have identified the virus, called Coronavirus, which is a family of viruses including the common cold, SARS and MERS. Temporarily, this new virus is named as 2019-nCoV.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 7 January 2020

6 January 2020

SARS, MERS and bird flu ruled out

    Initial investigations into the outbreak ruled out bird flu, seasonal flu, SARS, and MERS. The Chinese authorities have reported that the number of suspected cases touched nearly 60 with seven being in critical condition. Human-to-human transmission has not been confirmed yet by the health officials.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 6 January 2020

5 January 2020

WHO advises against travel restrictions

    WHO has issued a statement that advised against applying any restrictions of travel or trade with China based on the information available.

    —World Health Organization (WHO), 5 January 2020

3 January 2020

3 January 2020

Passengers screened at Wuhan Airport

    Passengers arriving from Wuhan airport to Changi airport were put through temperature screening following the flu-like outbreak.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 3 January 2020

2 January 2020

1 January 2020

Wuhan market identified as outbreak hub

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a seafood market in Wuhan as the suspected hub of the outbreak and the market remained closed since then.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 1 January 2020

31 December 2019

First cases detected

    A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China, was reported to the WHO Country Office in ChinaWuhan is the capital of Central China’s Hubei province with 11 million population. Patients were quarantined and health authorities commenced work on tracing the source of the flu-like cases.

    —World Health Organization, 31 December 2019

27 December 2019

First coronavirus patient who eventually dies

    A 61-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital in the Philippines on 27 December 2019 with suspected fever, dies from the virus in Wuhan on 11 January 2020.

    —Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, 27 December 2019