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WHO Finally Declares Emergency

Today the W.H.O. Declares Global Emergency, something any rational person knew at least a week ago.

Declaring a global emergency would allow the WHO to coordinate government responses to the crisis.

Ponder my question from yesterday.

US Case of Person-to-Person Transmission Confirmed

As the WHO finally declares an emergency, First U.S. Case of Person-to-Person Transmission Confirmed, 195 U.S. citizens in isolation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that it has confirmed the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus, among a married couple in Illinois.

There are now six confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., two of which are in Chicago. The sixth case is the husband of the first confirmed case in Illinois, a woman in her 60s. He did not travel to Wuhan, China, the city that first identified the novel coronavirus, and only recently began to show symptoms of the virus.

The first U.S. residents to be diagnosed with the coronavirus had all recently traveled to Wuhan City, China. There are now 21 people under investigation in Illinois and a total of 165 under investigation in the U.S., according to the CDC.

Disturbing Trends

Jim Bianco has another set of excellent charts. These are from an email exchange today.

Conaravirus Infections Accelerating Faster Than SARS, Swine Flu

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Conaravirus Deaths Accelerating Faster Than SARS, Swine Flu

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Bianco Comments

  1. This is day 14 of published reports, not day 14 after the first known case. This is why the charts do not start at zero or one.
  2. Both the published infection and mortality rates for the coronavirus are much larger than SARS and Swine Flu, at the same point.
  3. After just 14 days, the published infection rate has already surpassed the total 60-day total infection rate for SARS.
  4. The published mortality rate is about to exceed the 60-day total for the Swine Flu mortality rate (probably today or tomorrow).

Nauseating Video of Wuhan Meat Market

In case you were wondering what the Wuhan meat market looked like before it was closed, here you go, but this may be disturbing.

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American Airlines Pilots File Suit to Stop Flights

I expected that.

As noted yesterday, Growing Number Airlines Suspend Flights to China.

Q&A With Michael Pettis on the Coronavirus Impact

In case you missed it, please consider Q&A With Michael Pettis on the Coronavirus Impact

Coronavirus Facts

Also note The Fact is, We Don't Know What the Facts Are

Mike "Mish" Shedlock