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Wuhan Virus Watch: California Declares State of Emergency After Its First Coronavirus Death

Wuhan Virus Watch: California Declares State of Emergency After Its First Coronavirus Death

US cases jump to 197. Deaths now total 12.

Just as many Legal Insurrection fans predicted, the coronavirus is making its way through the personal-hygiene-challenged state of California.

Faced with the first death of a California patient, and growing concern the novel coronavirus is spreading in some communities, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency today and said testing and tracking of people potentially exposed to the virus will be the top priority.

Earlier today, Placer County health officials reported the death of a resident who likely was exposed on a cruise ship that departed from San Francisco to Mexico on Feb. 11. The person, described as an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, was diagnosed Tuesday and was in isolation at Kaiser Permanente Roseville.

The cruise ship had 2,500 people on the San Francisco to Mexico leg. Newsom said at a press conference the ship is now en route to San Francisco from Hawaii, and people on board have developed symptoms of the virus. California officials are holding the ship offshore, and flying testing kits to it. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending 10 people to help find community members who might have been exposed to the elderly adult who died, he said.

The virus has now been reported in 12 counties in the state and has sickened more than 50 people.

Coronavirus hits L.A. community less than 10 miles from celebrity homes after a group of 15 friends return home from exclusive Italian ski resort get infected

A Los Angeles suburb less than 10 miles from Kim Kardashian’s home in Calabasas has been hit with coronavirus after a group of friends returned from an exclusive Italian resort infected with the virus.

The group of 15 men are understood to have traveled back to the United States on February 27 after visiting Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains, can exclusivity reveal.

Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus where more than 3,000 people have tested positive for the diseases, and more than 100 people have died. In the U.S, more than 200 people have tested positive, and 12 have died.

At least three of the men who traveled to northern Italy live in Tarzana, which is less than 10 miles from Calabasas, which is home to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as well as a string of other celebrities, including Drake and Will Smith.

US cases jump to 197, deaths now total 12

The total number of Americans infected with COVID-19 is 197 and the death total stands at 12. San Francisco now has confirmed cases.

The first patient is a man in his 90s who has underlying health conditions and is in “serious condition,” San Francisco public health director Dr. Grant Colfax told reporters Thursday. The second person is a woman in her 40s who is in “fair” condition.

“We do not know at this point how they were exposed to the virus, which suggests it is spreading in the community,” he said in a statement. “We expected that to happen and are further investigating the circumstances of these patients’ exposure.”

House passes an $8 billion bipartisan emergency funding deal

The House of Representatives passed an $8 billion emergency funding bill to fight the coronavirus that has been spreading throughout the United States.

The bill, which passed 415-2, would provide $7.8 billion to fight the coronavirus and include a mandatory funding authorization for $500 million over 10 years to be used toward a remote health care program. The two “no” votes were those of Republican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Ken Buck of Colorado.

The bill includes a provision that would require that funds are used only to fight the coronavirus and other infectious diseases, as some Democrats feared that the Trump administration could raid the funding and use it for other unrelated purposes.

The Pentagon Is Canceling Military Exercises Because of Coronavirus

The U.S. Military is canceling military exercises around the world due to the spread of the COVID-19. The canceled exercises include those scheduled in South Korea and Italy, and more cancellations could be forthcoming.

The U.S. military has canceled at least two exercises. One was scheduled to take place last week in South Korea, which is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks outside of China. South Korea is reporting more than 5,800 cases, including at least 13 cases of the coronavirus diagnosed among South Korean military personnel. One U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea and one U.S. military dependent have come down with the coronavirus.

Another exercise that was canceled involved paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The brigade, based in Italy, sent approximately 300 soldiers to Israel for the Eagle Genesis joint exercises with the Israeli Defense Forces. According to Stars and Stripes, Israeli measures to contain the virus’ spread lead to the exercise’s cancelation. Italy, with 2,502 cases of the coronavirus, is experiencing the largest outbreak in Europe. Israel currently has twelve cases of the disease.


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I am glad the US military is taking this virus into account. Better to just avoid getting it, if they can.

Did Commiefornia declare an emergency when Kate Steinle was murdered? Viruses kill … BAD. Illegal invaders kill … GOOD.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to walls. | March 6, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Still say this is all a Democrat Party COLLUSION!!!!
    to deliberately Create Panic!!!!!!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Leslie, have they released the stats or demographics on the infected, recovered, and dead?

Without all of those, there is zero context, and without the proper, full context the numbers are worse than meanlingless.


    I was wondering about a map of the US cases, so I went back to the John Hopkins site and did some more clicking around –

    On the left side, click on “USA” and then at the bottom of the list click on city/state. The lists on the right show deaths and recovered cases by city/state. You can also click on a red dot on the map and a pop-up box with the cases/death/recovered/active data.

    The worldometers site gives the daily updates with some contact tracking info & source. I haven’t found a site that is all inclusive.

      alaskabob in reply to Liz. | March 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Nice site…. problem is under reporting in part from people with low grade flu symptoms will likely not be tested. So, the true picture is still really off. However, how many countries with heavy ties to China are not reporting as it is telltale for Chinese involvement? Surprised at how few African counties are listing illnesses yet a high contingent of Chinese in those countries.

      CorkyAgain in reply to Liz. | March 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Of the 14 US deaths listed on this site, 12 of them were in King County WA, where I live. So you can see why I have a reason to want some hard data about who is most at risk from this disease.

      FYI, here’s an article from a local website documenting some of these cases:

      It tends to corroborate my impression that the deaths are mostly with the elderly — especially those in nursing homes — and with people who have underlying health conditions.

      But it’s still only impression, because there isn’t enough information about those underlying conditions and who did or did not have any.

        Wrathchilde in reply to CorkyAgain. | March 7, 2020 at 4:18 am

        In looking at the numbers, it appears that the majority of serious illness and death are mainly confined to elderly, medically compromised individuals, and extremely low rates of illness as age decreases. In essence, it is acting as just another flavor of flu, perhaps a bit more fatality but still less than some recent virus outbreaks.

        What strikes me as strange about this virus is the incubation, and the contagious phases. Where a normal rhinovirus generally takes a few days 3-5 to incubate, and show symptoms, this corona-virus appears to be taking up to 14 days before appearing symptomatic. Couple that with the apparent contagious period before onset of symptoms, and this appears to be an ideal delivery vehicle for biowar. Our only saving grace here is that it appears to not have been weaponized with a truly deadly pathogen. We are seeing the infection/deaths from the carrier virus.
        With the origin of this virus being in the immediate vicinity of a bio research lab thought to be working on the SARS virus, this scenario appears plausible.

        I may be completely off base, but I think we’ve all dodged a bullet here. If this had been a fully developed weaponized version, we’d be in a movie script about now. As it is, the media is playing the *GLOBAL PANDEMIC* card for all their worth.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Wrathchilde. | March 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm

          …..” In essence, it is acting as just another flavor of flu, perhaps a bit more fatality but still less than some recent virus outbreaks….”

    My thought also.
    Based on earlier numbers this week of reported illnesses, 88 Thou. people. The number of people on our globe, 73 Billion. The percentage of people sick is .000121%. The number succumbing by this virus is even more miniscule. Compared to what? The death rate from murder in Philly this year is 3.5% of their city wile the total of population in San Francisco with their very sick and homeless is at 6.8 % of their population.
    We as country of 59 million managed in 2009 to meet and deal with the Swine Flu(H1N1) where 2.6 % became hospitalized and of those .22 % died. From the on set, it took 6 months of study to have a serum for vaccination ready and we as a country able to meet the needs of making it available. As a Global Virus, we here in the USA fared very well.

    Yes, people are getting sick from Coronavirus, they are also getting over it. It is not in the same class of Ebola or Sars where contact has a death rate of + 10%. What we do have is a “media pandemic” as much or more so than a health issue. Our deadliest and a larger threat are in our cities that ignore and allow death and disease to exist unabated.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Another Voice. | March 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Hear! Hear!


      Another Voice in reply to Another Voice. | March 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      As an afterthought, it’s naive to think that the eastern Asian countries from where this originated are reporting timely or accurate numbers. Keeping travel restrictions are in our best interest as are all the standard self-care and best care preventive actions be practiced by everyone as they should for any contagious illness. Get healthy is to stay healthy. Or at least be in the best position you can to have the best outcome. Be respectful to those who do have health issues by taking care of yourself as not to compromise them more so.

      LibraryGryffon in reply to Another Voice. | March 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Those Philly murder stats are off by a factor of at least 100. 2019 had less than 400 murders in a population of over 1,500,000 which comes out to less than 0.03%.

        Another Voice in reply to LibraryGryffon. | March 6, 2020 at 5:46 pm

        You’re correct. My bad, decimal is off by 100. In making a point and taking the number of all murders in Philly over 10 years still makes the Swine Flu deaths miniscule.

          LibraryGryffon in reply to Another Voice. | March 6, 2020 at 7:04 pm

          Indeed. ?

          So far the deaths are minuscule compared to regular flu too.

          Given how many companies (including my employer) are saying they will allow workers time off to stay home with coronavirus or suspected coronavirus without risking losing their jobs, it makes me wonder if they’ll finally figure out it’s also counter productive to penalize their employees for staying home with the regular flu too?

          Sneezing all over the punters is just not good customer service even if you’ve only got a regular cold rather than the plague.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Another Voice. | March 7, 2020 at 1:42 pm

          “…..the deaths are minuscule compared to regular flu…..”

    I’ve been looking for those stats too. My impression is that most of the deaths have been with patients who are elderly and/or already suffering from a weakened condition.

    But that’s only my impression. I’d appreciate some hard facts.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to CorkyAgain. | March 6, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      Noting carefully what is purposefully omitted by the Media leads me to the same conclusion.

      That would also explain why the flu was not killing the children in China – because they have healthy lungs from playing, laughing, and SCREAMING!

      Impaired breathing and decreased lung capacity, along with pre-existing medical conditions would seem to be the biggest factors in the lethalness of this flu.

johnny dollar | March 6, 2020 at 1:33 pm

The headline from the Daily Mail is the worst sort of click bait.
This has nothing to do with the Kardashians, and the fact that they live within 10 miles from an infected person is completely irrelevant.
In fact, probably a million people live within 10 miles of the infected person. UCLA is within 10 miles of the infected person, so are we to assume that the tens of thousands of students there are at some sort of increased risk?

Lucifer Morningstar | March 6, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Newsom said at a press conference the ship is now en route to San Francisco from Hawaii, and people on board have developed symptoms of the virus.</blockquote.

You would have thought that Hawaiian authorities would have banned all the plague ships, sorry cruise ships, from their harbors to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to the hawaiian Islands. But I guess not. So I await the reports of an out break of covid-19 in Hawaii in the next 14 days. It's going to be interesting to hear what Crazie Mazie has to say when that happens.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm
notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Did the DEMS invade the UK and scare the Corona beers out of them?

Laugh along with Jeff Taylor about the Media Panic in the UK.

Why are the supermarket shelves empty?!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 6, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Side Note:

DL says:
“….the short traders are getting rich with this corona scare tactics. You know that oil was at $41 a barrel and wholesale gal of gas was 1.39 today.Now buckle up and enjoy the ride.”

VM says:

“And THIS is the reason that the media is in 24/7 overdrive mode on “Coronavirus”! The economy is going gang-busters, the border is no longer a sieve, we are finally getting out of the never ending wars in the ME, and the only two contenders left for the Democrats are two old, rich white guys…one of whom is a Communist with zero actual accomplishments in his life and the other is a corrupt political hack with clear signs of dementia and more baggage than a Samsonite factory!!”