Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes. Here’s what you need to know: –Half of China’s population is facing new travel restrictions. –Japan says 500 people will be released … Read More

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

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Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi – Reuters Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The … Read More

Coronavirus cases rise to more than 64,000 globally

What we’re covering here Infections top 64,000: Mainland China has recorded 5,090 more cases of the novel coronavirus, under its new broader definition, bringing the global total to 64,435. The death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to at least 1,383. Death toll … Read More

Top Hong Kong medical expert predicts more than half the global population will contract coronavirus

‘Sixty percent of the world’s population is an awfully big number.” The rapidly spreading coronavirus may infect more than 60% of the global population, a top Hong Kong medical expert said this week. Epidemiologist Gabriel Leung, the chair of public … Read More

China sees 15K new coronavirus cases, change in counting procedure: report

The number of new coronavirus cases in China surged Thursday after 14,840 people were diagnosed with the disease that has already claimed 1,300 lives worldwide. The jump in cases comes after reports out of the country indicated that the virus may have leveled off. … Read More

Coronavirus likely now ‘gathering steam’

Leaky international cordon may mean the equivalent of worst flu season in modern times The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have continued to surge inside China, sickening tens of thousands, with a death toll of more than … Read More

The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS likely started in Chinese wet markets.

Customers in a Chinese wet market on January 22, 2016. Edward Wong/South China Morning Post/Getty A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 360 people and infected more than 17,400. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan might … Read More

What the Worst Case of a Coronavirus Pandemic Might Look Like

‘DEATH SENTENCE’? “I think at this point, containment is already a lost cause,” one expert said. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Amid furious efforts to stem the tide of the expanding coronavirus outbreak, health officials are soberly preparing for … Read More

Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 7 February 2020

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February 7, 2020 Weekly Update Greetings from Tyler, This has been a week that history will remember, for several reasons.  A plague of large locusts is consuming the nations of North East Africa.  But that’s not the big story.  The … Read More

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