Archiv: Wuhan (China city)


11:46 [ PrepareForChange.net ]

Event 201: Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Simulated Coronavirus Outbreak 6 Weeks Before First Case in Wuhan

(27.01.2020)

Event 201 is a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic. Drawing from actual events, Event 201 identifies important policy issues and preparedness challenges that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention. These issues were designed in a narrative to engage and educate the participants and the audience.

24.03.2020 - 18:35 [ The Straits Times ]

China’s Hubei province to remove travel bans starting March 25

The Health Commission for China’s Hubei province said on Tuesday (March 24) it will remove all travel restrictions in and out of the province on March 25, with the exception of the city of Wuhan, the provincial capital and the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Travel restrictions for leaving Wuhan will be lifted on April 8, and people will be able to leave on the basis of using a health code, the commission said.

21.03.2020 - 03:54 [ China Daily ]

Probe finds reprimand of doctor inappropriate

An investigation has concluded that police inappropriately took action to reprimand Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, Hubei province, who sounded an early alarm on the novel coronavirus, for „spreading fake information on the internet“.

19.03.2020 - 16:23 [ Nature.com ]

Estimating clinical severity of COVID-19 from the transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China

As of 29 February 2020 there were 79,394 confirmed cases and 2,838 deaths from COVID-19 in mainland China. Of these, 48,557 cases and 2,169 deaths occurred in the epicenter, Wuhan. A key public health priority during the emergence of a novel pathogen is estimating clinical severity, which requires properly adjusting for the case ascertainment rate and the delay between symptoms onset and death. Using public and published information, we estimate that the overall symptomatic case fatality risk (the probability of dying after developing symptoms) of COVID-19 in Wuhan was 1.4% (0.9–2.1%), which is substantially lower than both the corresponding crude or naïve confirmed case fatality risk (2,169/48,557 = 4.5%) and the approximator1 of deaths/deaths + recoveries (2,169/2,169 + 17,572 = 11%) as of 29 February 2020.

19.03.2020 - 16:21 [ ORF.at ]

Sterberate in Wuhan niedriger als gedacht

Die Wissenschaftler gingen in ihren Schätzungen zu den tatsächlichen Zahlen in Wuhan auch von Infektionsdaten von Reisenden aus der Stadt aus und rechneten die frühen Infektionszahlen hoch, als dort das Gesundheitssystem noch nicht überlastet war.

Auf dieser Datenbasis kamen sie auch für Wuhan auf eine deutlich niedrigere Sterberate von insgesamt 1,4 Prozent.

19.03.2020 - 07:37 [ yna.co.kr ]

(Yonhap Interview) COVID-19 vaccine, drugs on fast track for development: IVI chief

Phases 3 studies of Remdesivir made by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Gilead could take place in South Korea soon.

14.03.2020 - 19:26 [ Wikipedia ]

2019 Military World Games

The 2019 Military World Games, officially known as the 7th CISM Military World Games, was held from October 18–27, 2019 in the capital of Hubei Province in Wuhan, China.[2][3]

The 7th Military World Games was the first international military multi-sport event to be held in China and also it was the largest military sports event ever to be held in China, with nearly 10,000 athletes from over 100 countries competed in 27 sports.

14.03.2020 - 19:13 [ theLancet.com ]

Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

The symptom onset date of the first patient identified was Dec 1, 2019. None of his family members developed fever or any respiratory symptoms. No epidemiological link was found between the first patient and later cases.

14.03.2020 - 19:11 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

New Chinese study indicates novel coronavirus did not originate in Huanan seafood market

(22.02.2020)

A new study by Chinese researchers indicates the novel coronavirus may have begun human-to-human transmission in late November from a place other than the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan.

The study published on ChinaXiv, a Chinese open repository for scientific researchers, reveals the new coronavirus was introduced to the seafood market from another location, and then spread rapidly from market to market.

14.03.2020 - 17:15 [ Reddit.com ]

Italy’s virus is a different strain from Wuhan’s

(28.02.2020)

„A group of researchers from Milan’s University Hospital was able to identify the strain of the Italian virus. The researchers state that when compared to what was known about the Chinese virus, a mutation has occured and this discovery will allow to reach(?) the genetic code of the virus, its specific characteristics in order to find out the time and spread speed of the virus. This should be an important first step to develop specific treatment for the infected. The scientific community has already communicated this discovery to Brussels [to the European Union headquarters] and even President Materelli has already congratulated the researchers (…)“