Coronavirus risk upgraded to "very high" as death toll mounts
With the death toll from the COVID-19 disease nearing 3,000, global health officials say no country can hope to be spared, and all must be ready to combat outbreaks. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Coronavirus WARNING: New figures show COVID-19 has 23 times higher death rate than the flu
CORONAVIRUS has killed 2,858 worldwide, as reported by the World Health Organisation . It's not even been three months since the outbreak began, and the death toll is mounting up. But are you more likely to die from coronavirus or the flu? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy's Lombardy says emergency coronavirus measures must be extended
Italy's northern region of Lombardy said on Friday it wanted to extend emergency measures adopted last week to try to contain Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases soared. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US reports first drug shortage tied to virus outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration is reporting the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that began in China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Explainer: How U.S. markets will function if coronavirus breaks out in NYC
If an outbreak of coronavirus hits New York, it could cause more sharp selling of stocks, but markets would likely continue to function even if the floor of the New York Stock Exchange had to close. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Airlines at center of storm as coronavirus spreads
European airlines stepped up their warnings over the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, with British Airways-owner IAG and Finnair flagging a hit to profits and easyJet reporting a big drop in demand into and out of a virus-affected region in Italy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As coronavirus slams Italy, paralysis and anxiety spread
At the epicenter of Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus to date, daily lives have taken on an eerie, aimless calm. It's at night that the worry takes over. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Mixed Messages, Test Delays Hamper U.S. Coronavirus Response Mixed Messages, Test Delays Hamper U.S. Coronavirus Response
Even as U.S. officials warn of an inevitable outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, and are alerting Americans to take precautions, some health agencies charged with protecting the public appear unprepared to deal with the threat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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U.S. lawmakers warned of wider coronavirus outbreak; White House urges calm
A top U.S. health official told lawmakers on Friday to expect many more coronavirus cases in the United States, a source said, as the Trump administration faced mounting criticism for its response to the crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Will Warmer Weather Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus? Don ’t Count on It, Say Experts
As coronavirus continues to spread across the world, a simple solution has been repeated by some leaders: Warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak in its tracks. U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea that by April the coronavirus problem would solve itself. He told a crowd at a Feb. 10 rally in New Hampshire: “You know, in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away, that’s true.” In Southeast Asia, officials in Indonesia have offered the warm climate as the reason that no cases have been diagnosed there. “Indonesia’s air is not like the air in China that is su...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO raises global risk of COVID-19 spread to 'very high'
WHO officials have raised their risk assessment for spread and impact of COVID-19 from " high " to " very high, " but still declined to declare the outbreak a pandemic amid its impact on an increasing number of nations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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How daily life in the U.S. will change as the coronavirus outbreak enters a new phase
Once the coronavirus begins to spread, even those who aren't infected will have to deal with school closures, telecommuting and other adjustments. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Here ’s How Coronavirus Is Already Making It Harder for Americans Living Abroad to Vote in the 2020 Primaries
Americans living in China and South Korea have been told that due to the coronavirus outbreak they won’t be able to vote in person for the Democratic presidential primary next month and should instead vote online. As more cases of COVID-19 appear around the world, Americans living countries such as Italy and Japan could soon see their ability to cast ballots affected, according to Democrats Abroad, the group that manages U.S. citizens voting overseas. While more than 82,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed worldwide and hobbled global markets, the new restrictions mark the first example of the virus impacting t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Voting Source Type: news

BTS Cancels Seoul Concert Series as South Korea Grapples With Coronavirus Outbreak
(SEOUL, South Korea) — K-pop superstars BTS canceled an upcoming concert series in South Korea’s capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak. It follows a near-shutdown of entertainment in hard-hit parts of China, the world’s second-biggest economy and second-biggest box-office market. BTS, which performed at the Grammys and at New York’s Grand Central Terminal for “The Tonight Show” in recent weeks, is seen as an emblem of South Korea’s cultural and economic power. Local media said the canceled concerts were the inaugural l...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyung-Jin Kim / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Music onetime South Korea Source Type: news

Q & A: Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus
Civil protection volunteers engaged in health checks at the "Milano Malpensa" airport. This week a joint team between WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control arrived in Rome to review the public health measures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Courtesy: Dipartimento Protezione Civile By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 2020 (IPS) Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coron...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Source Type: news

CDC Makes Changes to Coronavirus Testing Efforts
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Just how prepared the United States is to quell an outbreak of coronavirus on American soil came into question on Thursday, as federal officials changed guidelines for testing after a whistleblower complaint. The complaint... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Slow Down In The Warmer Months Like Flu Season?
Past outbreaks might offer insight into whether the spread of the COVID-19 virus will continue in the spring. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cuty in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower Complaint, California Case Spur Changes in CDC Coronavirus Testing Efforts
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Just how prepared the United States is to quell an outbreak of coronavirus on American soil came into question on Thursday, as federal officials changed guidelines for testing after a whistleblower complaint. The complaint... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fallout from coronavirus outbreak triggers 25% decrease in China's carbon emissions
In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, the conditions for an unprecedented climate experiment have emerged. Researchers can measure in real time what happens to carbon emissions when one of the world's largest economies is suddenly stalled. The results are "absolutely unprecedented." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Trump urged to invoke Korean War-era law to order RAMP UP in production of coronavirus protective gear and testing kits
(Natural News) As the stock market tanked on new and expanding reports about what appears to be a growing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the United States, advisers to President Donald Trump urged him on Thursday to take more drastic measures in order to better prepare the country. With a shortage of virus test kits, masks, respirators... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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COVID-19 outbreak hits drug factories, pharmaceutical shortage now inevitable
(Natural News) Drug factories are potentially the next “collateral damage” of the COVID-19 outbreak. This is after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Thursday that a manufacturer alerted the agency about a disruption in its supply of a certain human drug. FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn said the shortage is due to an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Bank's $500m pandemic scheme accused of 'waiting for people to die'
Bonds designed to provide fast funding for poor countries branded ‘obscene’ because of complex payout criteriaA flagship $500m World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries deal with a health emergency is “too little too late” for the coronavirus outbreak, say health experts.The first pandemic emergency financing (PEF) bonds were launched in 2017 by Jim Yong Kim, the bank ’s president at the time, after the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Designed to potentially “save millions of lives and entire economies” by speedily funnelling money to nations facing pandemics.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Global health Coronavirus outbreak Global development Infectious diseases World Bank Microbiology Science Business World news Source Type: news

Costco runs out of "emergency food kits" following coronavirus outbreak
(Natural News) People are scrambling to stock up on emergency supplies as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. – and now, retail giant Costco has run out of “emergency food kits” amid the dreaded outbreak. (h/t to InfoWars.com) Costco Wholesale, one of the biggest suppliers of long-term storable food in the U.S., has sold... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Coronavirus - It's Critical for Zim to Improve Social Governance
[Zimbabwe Independent] IN the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which has triggered a wave of deaths in China, while sparking panic across the globe, Zimbabwe Independent (ZI) senior reporters Tinashe Kairiza and Bridget Mananavire last week spoke to the deputy secretary-general of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), Dong Weihua (DW), who said the global economic powerhouse has spent over US$12,8 billion (90 billion yuan) to contain the disease. Dong said deve (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Migrants aren ’t spreading the coronavirus – but nationalists are blaming them anyway | Daniel Trilling
Politicians across Europe have been quick to exploit the outbreak by heaping suspicion on the most marginalisedWhen I give talks on Europe ’s “refugee crisis” I often start by showing a photograph of a rescue boat arriving at the port of Augusta in Sicily, in 2015. It shows a teenage girl of African or Middle Eastern origin looking quizzically at a European official covered from head to toe in white protective gear, with face mas k and goggles. Who, I like to ask the audience, is the threat to whom?Related:Greek authorities scramble to calm tensions over migrant detention campContinue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Trilling Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news Migration Italy Europe Greece Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Records Nigeria's First Case of Coronavirus
[Vanguard] Nigeria on Friday recorded its first case of Coronavirus after the outbreak of the disease in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Zealand confirms first coronavirus case
A recent arrival from Iran who travelled to Auckland via Bali has tested positive and is improvingLatest Covid-19 newsNew Zealand confirmed its first coronavirus case Friday, saying a recent arrival from Iran who travelled to Auckland via Bali had tested positive.Health officials said the person, aged in their 60s, was being treated in Auckland City Hospital.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: New Zealand Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus spreads around the world – in pictures
As cases of people infected with the coronavirus or Covid-19 grow rapidly in Italy, Iran and South Korea, the rest of the world is bracing for a pandemicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Tags: World news Donald Trump Coronavirus outbreak Health Health policy Infectious diseases Stock markets Business Society Medical research Source Type: news

Nigeria: Disease Centre Says 118 People Killed By Lassa Fever in 2020
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that at least 118 people have been killed by the outbreak of Lassa fever in just eight weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coronavirus - Expect More Flights From China
[Nation] There will be more flights from China to Nairobi in the coming weeks, the Chinese embassy has confirmed, amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus found in sub-Saharan Africa as WHO says spread could 'get out of control'
First cases also detected in New Zealand and Lithuania as stock market losses around the world deepenCoronavirus - latest newsCoronavirus has spread to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time as stock market losses around the world deepened amid investor alarm over a potential global pandemic.Nigeria ’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said the first case in the region was an Italian citizen who worked in Nigeria and had returned from Italy to Lagos on 25 February. “The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, La gos,” Ehanire s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Global development Infectious diseases Science Nigeria World news Africa Source Type: news

Pence's handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny
Vice President Mike Pence's handling of a health crisis when he was governor of Indiana is getting a fresh look (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response
President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak is under fire from Democratic presidential candidates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Feds Helping Evacuees Lacked Virus Protection Whistleblower: Feds Helping Evacuees Lacked Virus Protection
A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help Americans evacuated from China during the coronavirus outbreak.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerns about India: sources
U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan schools may be shut longer depending on coronavirus outbreak: health minister
Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Friday there was a chance schools could be closed longer than one or two weeks, depending on the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns
South Korean boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amid growing concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The 6 largest coronavirus outbreaks outside of China
More new coronavirus cases were reported outside of China than inside the country on Wednesday — the first time since global health officials began tracking the virus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Coronavirus Patient ’s Pet Dog Tests Positive for ‘Low Level’ of Virus
The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong has been found to have a “low level” of the virus, the Hong Kong government said early Friday. The dog tested “weak positive” for the coronavirus, the city’s agricultural and fisheries department said in a statement, without giving further details. Officials will carry out further tests to confirm whether the dog has really been infected with the disease, or if it was a result of environmental contamination of its mouth and nose. Much is still not known about the virus that is spreading around the world after emerging in central China late last...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dominic Lau / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized animals Bloomberg COVID-19 Hong Kong onetime overnight Source Type: news

New Zealand limits entry of travelers from Iran on coronavirus fears
New Zealand said on Friday that it was placing temporary restrictions on incoming travelers from Iran as a precautionary measure to protect against the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stocks plunge on coronavirus fears even as U.S. ramps up fight against spread
U.S. stocks plummeted on Thursday as fears about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth flared even as U.S. officials pledged that they were stepping up efforts to safeguard Americans from the virus' spread. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whistle-blower: HHS workers helped COVID-19 evacuees without proper training, equipment
Health and Human Services workers interacted with Americans evacuated from the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in China without proper training for infection control, according to a whistle-blower complaint. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Dow Jones plunges nearly 1,200 points on virus fears - as it happened
US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. This blog is closed.Follow ournew coronavirus live blog for the latest updates12.03amGMTWe have moved our coverage to a new blog,which you can find here. Here ’s a summary of recent events.11.45pmGMTCoronavirus fears have driven the Australian market down for the fifth day running, with the benchmark ASX200 index dropping almost 3.2% shortly after the opening bell.RetailerHarvey Norman, which had experienced only very small falls this week, finally succumbed to selling pressure after releas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson (now), Sam Gelder and Sarah Marsh (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Europe UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak: Drug pricing regulator asks companies to give information on price, inventory
The government has been examining the impact of the shutdown in China on the pharmaceutical sector in India. The DoP has also asked the country ’s drug regulatory authority, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, to examine to what degree India depends on China for bulk drugs, possible shortages of molecules and measures that can be taken to keep the situation under control. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak: Drug price regulator NPPA calls for close watch on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients availability
"The key drug industry associations have assured the government that there is enough stock of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients APIs/ formulations in the country," Singh said in the letter. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Valley tech companies see limited coronavirus impact; analyst warns it could be coming
Companies expected to feel the most effects from the coronavirus outbreak are ones that deal in electronics, pharmaceuticals and automotive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Epidemiologist warns of major coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Trump
While U.S. President Donald Trump says that the risk the coronavirus poses to Americans is "very low", an epidemiologist who has been watching the virus closely says it's likely there is already a major outbreak in the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/As It Happens Source Type: news

Global Stocks Plunge as Coronavirus Fears Deepen
Global stocks plunged to four-month lows, government debt yields sunk to unprecedented levels and crude oil extended declines as anxiety over the spread of the coronavirus deepened. The S&P 500 tumbled 4.4% to close at the lowest levels of the day. It whipsawed investors earlier, turning lower late after California’s governor said the state was monitoring 8,400 people for signs of the virus after they traveled to Asia. The decline of more than 10% since last Friday has the benchmark on pace for its worse week since the 2008 global financial crisis and helped push the index into what is known as a correction. The ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vildana Hajric and Katherine Greifeld / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg COVID-19 onetime stocks Source Type: news

‘Simply Inadequate.’ California Governor Says State Only Has 200 Coronavirus Testing Kits
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California and federal officials were in the midst of an intense effort Thursday to retrace the movements of a Northern California woman believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus with no known connection to travel abroad or other known causes. The woman lives in Solano County, home to Travis Air Force Base, where dozens of people infected in China or on cruise ships have been treated. But Sonia Angell, director of the California Department of Public Health, said there was no evidence the woman had any connection to the base. The woman, who was no...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Don Thomas and Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news