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Wuhan Virus Watch: Public Health Emergency Declared in L.A. County Over Coronavirus

Wuhan Virus Watch: Public Health Emergency Declared in L.A. County Over Coronavirus

California reports first COVID-19 death. Two strains of coronavirus identified.

Los Angeles County officials have officially declared a local public health emergency regarding the coronavirus as six new cases of the disease were revealed in the county in the last 48 hours.

Barbara Ferrer, director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said at a press conference with other county officials that leaders should expect more cases of #covid19 in the days ahead.

“If you’re sick with anything, we need people to stay home,” she said.

County officials stressed that they were acting out of “an abundance of caution” and not panic.

..The six new cases were confirmed Tuesday night with positive lab results and were linked to an “assumed known exposure,” according to Ferrer. A vaccine against the virus is not yet available, Ferrer said.

“There’s either a travel history to an area with an outbreak, there’s exposure to known travelers coming from areas where there’s an outbreak, or the person is in close contact with a confirmed case,” she said.

“This means as of today, we still don’t have known cases of community transmission.”

California reports its first COVID-19 death

California public health officials announced the first death in the state related to coronavirus.

Placer County Public Health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died. The individual was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions and was the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19, reported Tuesday night. Officials said that close contacts of the patient were being quarantined and monitored for the illness.

The person’s likely exposure occurred during travel on a Princess cruise ship that departed Feb. 10 from San Francisco and sailed to Mexico, returning Feb. 21, officials said.

The patient tested positive Tuesday and had been placed in isolation at Kaiser Permanente Roseville.

The person likely had minimal community exposure between returning from the cruise and arriving at the hospital by ambulance on Thursday, health officials said. Ten Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers and five emergency responders, who were exposed prior to the patient’s being put in isolation, are now in quarantine.

Research indicates that two types of coronavirus could be infecting people

Preliminary data on COVID-19 suggests that there are two separate types of the novel coronavirus. One strain is more aggressive than the other.

The preliminary study, conducted by researchers from Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institute Pasteur of Shanghai under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, revealed that the infection has evolved into two major types, designated L and S.

The L type, which is more aggressive, was more prevalent during the early stages of the outbreak in Wuhan — the original epicenter of the virus — and accounted for about 70 percent of analyzed strains. About 30 percent of those strains were linked to the S type, considered less aggressive.

The prevalence of the L type decreased after early January, researchers found.

The S type, which is considered an older, “ancestral version” of the coronavirus, has become more common since then.

1,000 people told to self-quarantine after contact with infected ew York family

I suspect many more will be self-quarantining in the days to come.

A New York family of five who are friends with the Manhattan attorney who infected his wife, two children and a neighbor have now also tested positive to coronavirus – as 1,000 others that may have also come into contact with him are ordered to self-quarantine.

It comes as the US death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus rose to 11 on Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases across the country soared to more than 150.

…The New York cases increased to 11 on Wednesday after officials revealed that the 50-year-old infected Manhattan attorney had been linked to at least nine of the confirmed cases. A female healthcare worker who has not been linked to the attorney had earlier tested positive after returning from a trip to Iran.

The attorney’s wife, 20-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter and neighbor have all tested positive for coronavirus. His friend, the friend’s wife and their three children have also all since tested positive.


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Manyburgers | March 5, 2020 at 9:22 am

The photo makes it look like they are thrilled to make this announcement.

What is in Democrats’ coronavirus containment plan – besides open borders?..

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Taxpayer. | March 5, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Hopefully machine gun nests along the border. It is virtually certain that China’s Coronavirus 19 will sweep uncontrolled through Latin America and that illegals will become a major part of spreading it. They will also represent a staggering cost which Americans should not bear.

    MajorWood in reply to Taxpayer. | March 5, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Make all public transportation free? They keep floating that idea around Portland as they are building another light rail from nowhere to nowhere at $100M/mile.

    moonmoth in reply to Taxpayer. | March 5, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    I read at least one Mexican newspaper (in Spanish) every weekday morning. Two ominous data from this morning’s papers:
    (1) Mexican President López Obrador is poo-pooing the epidemic, and
    (2) Illegal immigration into the Mexican state of Chiapas has become completely uncontrollable because low water levels in the Suchiate River (which forms part of the border with neighbouring Guatemala) have made many more fords practicable.

    Responsible people near that border are as alarmed as any LI readers.

They sre

So long homeless problem.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to lichau. | March 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I wish you were right, but that homeless problem will become a major medical cost problem.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 5, 2020 at 10:28 am

      I wish you were right, but that homeless problem will become a major medical cost problem.

      They encouraged the homeless problem now they can deal with the homeless problem and it’s upcoming massive medical costs. The rest of the country need not pay for the incompetence of California officials and their refusal to deal with the situation from the beginning.


      Fuck California. Their problems are there own and not anybody else’s problem.

The Obama-era rule in question previously required state-run laboratories to only run medical tests pre-approved by the F.D.A.

Maybe the Typhus epidemic will slow down too?

Do Rats carry Coronavirus?

Hooray for Hollywood!

More on the Obama Era Testing Rule that shot the US in the foot on CoronaVirus.

A Self-Inflicted Crisis
Overregulation has played a dangerous role in America’s coronavirus outbreak. – City Journal

The United States badly bungled coronavirus testing—but things may soon improve Science Mag

Corona Virus with a handful of deaths is a public health emergency. Urine and fecal matter on sidewalks are normal!?!

Reality and California Dems/Progs are complete strangers.

You can literally shit ski through LA and most of the major cities in Ca but one case of Coronavirus is an emergency


The Livewire | March 5, 2020 at 11:02 am

I’m amused at the typo. “ew York” indeed.

It’s only a matter of time until CoronaVirus gets into the homeless community, since it’s spread via Feces and Urine.

When there is a Poop Map of SF, you know there is a huge potential issue.

    txvet2 in reply to Ray - SoCa. | March 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    “”It’s only a matter of time until CoronaVirus gets into the homeless community,””

    I think the left is depending on it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Ray - SoCa. | March 5, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Where did you find “those” facts?

    Link(s) please.

      Here is one source for the fecal spreading of the virus.

      “We found the presence of 2019-nCoV in anal swabs and blood as well, and more anal swab positives than oral swab positives in a later stage of infection, suggesting shedding and thereby transmitted through oral–fecal route. We also showed serology test can improve detection positive rate thus should be used in future epidemiology. Our report provides a cautionary warning that 2019-nCoV may be shed through multiple routes.”

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Liz. | March 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm

        Thanks Liz!

          There were other “news” reports about this issue, so it took a bit to find one that appeared scientific in nature. The researchers are from China but, they do have the most experience and samples to test at this point in time.

          Though S.Korea and Italy are catching up with data points. I wouldn’t trust any data coming from Iran.

Large California cities are a petri dish of communicable diseases. Where this will lead is anybody’s guess, but when I see reports like this, I think “There but for the grace of God go I.” Maybe living in a much maligned and ridiculed Southern state isn’t so bad after all.

Moon Battery | March 5, 2020 at 1:42 pm

I think this sends a message that it’s important for the US to secure our borders – for this and many other reasons. We can limit air travel to infected locations, but unless we have more control over who is entering the country, it really doesn’t matter what other actions we take to limit the spread of disease.

I saw this quote from an ER doctor trying to get people to calm down…

“The way that this virus tends to make people sick is really by giving people pneumonia. So, a lower respiratory illness as opposed to most colds that cause upper respiratory infections,” said Phillips. “The problem with pneumonia is pneumonia itself can be deadly. Everyone should take a deep breath.”

So, if I have trouble with taking a deep breath, does that mean I should not be calm about it??? Otherwise, it’s ok?

Where do they get these people?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Liz. | March 5, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    “Where do they get these people?”

    We have one on LI, constantly glossing over the facts, sometimes outright misrepresenting facts about China’s coronavirus.

    I don’t think anyone should tuck their head between their legs and kiss their tail goodby over this, at least not yet.

    But I do think that we should treat risk it represents with a very healthy respect.

    A month ago I started stockpiling supplies, topping off the inventory of stuff I use all the time anyway. So it did not cost me anything extra. When I went shopping today many of those things had purchase limits.

    Bottom line, is that the market is reacting, and some people are not able to get what they want, but I am not one of them.

    I expect economic disruptions to last at least six months.

Did you ever see anyone so happy as the two in that photo above?

The mayor of LA is a corrupt sleazeball who hides out until there’s some kind of issue he can insert himself in to make himself look good.

He’s a thief (investigated by the FBI, and dropped out of the presidential race soon after), incompetent, and likely the worst mayor city ever had – no hyperbole.

He’s destroyed the city of Los Angeles by importing literally an army of addicts, bums and lunatics.