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Hameedeh

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On 3/31/2020 at 2:53 PM, Haji 2003 said:

100% agree with you. In some countries the government has their head in the sand but the people are alert and in others it's vice versa. In Indonesia ...

One of the Indian outbreaks can be linked to Indonesia:

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It is believed that the infections were caused by preachers who attended the event from Indonesia.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-Asia-India-52104753

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11 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Delhi event: It is important to mention that it was Tablighi Jama'at. They had around 3400 people in a mosque and hundreds of them were foreign nationals carrying disease. And upon that 1500 already left for other states spreading virus. Civic officials were already on war footing and these guys made situation even worse. This is without a doubt bio-terrorism.

When authorities came to take them to Hospitals they spat on officials. Such shameless people.

I can already see TablighiTerrorist and CoronaJihad trending. 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/fir-registered-against-maulana-others/articleshow/74920881.cms

Update: They are continuously misbehaving. Don't deserve any treatment. One also tried to commit suicide. 

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21 hours ago, hasanhh said:

From what l read back when, lndonesia was accused of being in denial before any other country/administration was. As such, reportedly they did next to nothing.

A ferry ride from Singapore to Indonesia is a very short trip, so the virus has obviously been spreading by sea and air travel. As reported in this topic already, the number of cases and deaths might be under-reported. The Guardian has a news story about Indonesia, but it does not show a publishing date, so the information could already be obsolete. 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/26/indonesia-could-have-thousands-of-hidden-coronavirus-cases-study-says

EDIT: The link shows a date of March 26, 2020.

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On 3/27/2020 at 2:44 PM, Hameedeh said:

Symptoms of Coronavirus (will edit as more becomes known)

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

MAJOR SYMPTOMS:

  • A high fever (some have body aches with the fever)
  • A new, continuous DRY cough
  • Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
  • Malaise
  • Sore throat
  •  

ATYPICAL SYMPTOMS observed in some cases:

  • Redness around the eyes (outside around the eye, not the white part of the eye) 
  • Diarrhoea (diarrhea), nausea or vomiting 
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation or drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of smell (which can effect sense of taste)
  • Stroke 
  • Seizure
  •  

Sources:

The symptoms post has been edited to show Major symptoms and Atypical symptoms that have been observed in some cases, not all. 

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12 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

And if you are a fatty the lockdown should help with weight loss

No, the opposite.  People can't get out and exercise - all they can do is sit around and snack. And there's shortages, so we're forced to resort to whatever high carb, high fat residue we have on hand. 

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Covid 19 Tutorial on Tayamum in times of Difficulty 

Mod Note: The video shows how to make Tayamum instead of Ghusl for the deceased, and how to wrap the body in the shroud (Kaffan) for burial.

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6 hours ago, mesbah said:

Is this real?

This, things like it,and a listing other events --the ventilators in US gov't storage, many came broken and had to be fixed; confusion of speech/messages; perpetrating myths like "ibuprofen promotes C-19 lnfection"(French gov't); -- should be kept in our collective public memory and brought out again when some political mythologist wants to proclaim "gov't is gooder than babyZeus" before recieving a good bashing.

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^absolutely wrong.

it literally means "dear patient! you are leaving this world, say your last words"
this gives them horrific stress and kills their hope for recovery. 
this way more than 30% will die, for sure.   

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35 minutes ago, mesbah said:

^absolutely wrong.

it literally means "dear patient! you are leaving this world, say your last words"
this gives them horrific stress and kills their hope for recovery. 
this way more than 30% will die, for sure.   

It's now common knowledge that patients who go into ICU (in the UK) have a 50:50 chance of coming out alive.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1261804/UK-coronavirus-latest-updates-survival-rate-death-intensive-care-data-NHS

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3 hours ago, hasanhh said:

when some political mythologist wants to proclaim "gov't is gooder than babyZeus" before recieving a good bashing.

Government is inherently evil, but a necessary evil to avoid a worse one. We can't expect them to be competent, but we should ALWAYS hold them accountable when they are not. 

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DeutecheWelle this evening(EDT) ltaIian police on the streets to meet social unrest as people runout of money and food after one month of lockdown.

France24 (1800EDT) Two special trains are being readied and loaded to transport C-19 hospital cases from Paris to Brittany. Some of the patients needed sedation.

PBS News Hour in an interview, the Mayor of Miami described the emerging situation for his city as "apocalyptic"

2206GMT/1806EDT,Wed,01April2020

930,819 Confirmed Cases (+72,464)

46,782 Deaths (+4,473)

193,750 Recoveries

690,287 Currently lnfected Patient of which 35,475 are Serious or Critical (+3,195)

The White House and Trump are being more, appropriately, blunt by stating the the US will have thousands of deaths in the next weeks.

Trump is also accelerating anti-narcotics operations so gangs cannot make extra profits.

NBC News (1830EDT) CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt has 100 positives. The carrier has ~6,000 personnel. Docked in Guam, a skeliton crew of 400 will remain onboard.

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1 hour ago, hasanhh said:

The carrier has ~6,000 personnel. Docked in Guam, a skeliton crew of 400 will remain onboard.

Will the rest of them just be allowed to spread the sickness in Guam or are they being safely quarantined elsewhere?

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3 hours ago, notme said:

Will the rest of them just be allowed to spread the sickness in Guam or are they being safely quarantined elsewhere?

?  l don't know and l figure it is another epicenter mess.

OBW the US death toll has topped 5,000. (BBC)

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6 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

It's now common knowledge that patients who go into ICU (in the UK) have a 50:50 chance of coming out alive.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1261804/UK-coronavirus-latest-updates-survival-rate-death-intensive-care-data-NHS

I Know. But if it's common enough and patients know this already, then there's no need for the medical staff to remind them "tell your last word" kind of like before execution phrases!

And if the patient doesn't know this rate, still telling him "tell your last words" panics him to death. 

Psychological stress reduces immunity significantly.

And what's the use? As if having told the last words would make one's last moments any easier, doesn't make that much difference really. 

But not having told the last words can function as a reason for the patient to fight harder and not give up in tough conditions.

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17 hours ago, mesbah said:

I Know. But if it's common enough and patients know this already, then there's no need for the medical staff to remind them "tell your last word" kind of like before execution phrases!

But there may also be various practical things that need to be taken care of:

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In Dr.. Knox's video, the GP says: 'Many people will get this virus and some of us will become very unwell.' It was time for those in the 'high-risk category to talk about care planning, or anticipatory care'. Both terms are used to describe palliative care for patients close to death.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8178071/Fury-upfront-honest-GP.html#comments

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(CNN)Dr... Anthony Fauci, the country's top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home, a source confirms to CNN.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/anthony-fauci-security-detail/index.html

Threat seems to be coming from crazies who support Trump.

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ABC News:  EMS(ambulance) workers in NYC are now being instructed that unless they face a physical threat, any calls where they cannot get a pulse they are to leave the person/corpse and not bring it to a hospital. https://abc7ny.com/coronavirus-nyc-news-updates-new-york/6069778/ 

Philippines: President Duterte threatens to shoot lockdown violatiors:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-dutert/shoot-them-dead-philippine-leader-says-wont-tolerate-lockdown-violators-idUSKBN21K0AY 

This wil not win any diplomatic awards:  That plane from China full of PPE. US buys it up on the tarmac before taking off for France. https://www.rt.com/news/484723-us-france-face-masks/

lt is not just lRI.  Cuba hurt by US sanctions also.  https://www.rt.com/news/484743-cuba-covid19-us-blockade/ 

There is real "fear" that the healthcare systems of several US states will "collapse almost simultaneously."  https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200402_28/ 

Australia currently has 8 cruise ships stranded off its shores. Globally, cruiseship passengers are having difficulty disembarking.

Paraphrase: lt is a SECRET how many of you will sick-and-die.  Canada refuses to release models to its citizens. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/canadian-governments-refusing-to-release-models-or-projections-of-covid-19-spread 

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9 hours ago, Diaz said:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
Look like NY is destroyed, 80k+ cases, is Donald Trump doing something? 

9 hours later, 92k+ cases.

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2308GMT/1908EDT,Thursday,02April2020

1,013,028 Confirmed Cases (+77,832)

52,975 Deaths  (+5,783)

212,015 Recoveries

748,038 Currently lnfected Patients of which 37,698 are Serious or Critical (+2,223)

France only reports hospitalized deaths, yet also reported (separately) 884 Nursing Home Deaths

France: 2116 new cases

ltaIy: 4668 new cases and 760 new deaths

lRl:  2875 new cases and 124 new deaths

Belgium: 1384 new cases and 183 new deaths

Netherlands: 1083 new cases and 166 new deaths

Switzerland: 1059 new cases and 48 new deaths

Germany: 6813 new cases and 176 new deaths

Spain: 7947 new cases and 961 new deaths

Turkey: 2456 new cases and 79 new deaths

lsraeI: 765 new cases and 17 new deaths

Brazil: 1164 new cases and 82 new deaths

Canada: 1552 new cases and 59 new deaths

UK: 4244 new cases and 569 new deaths 

USA: 28,295 new cases and 781 new deaths

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https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/virginia/articles/2020-04-02/16-dead-at-virginia-nursing-facility-with-covid-19-outbreak

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Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in suburban Richmond tested all its residents earlier this week after the virus began sweeping through the facility in mid-March, a time when limited supplies and strict policies on who could be tested meant such a response was not possible.

Ninety-two in-house or hospitalized residents have tested positive, the facility said in a statement, up from 41 positive tests earlier in the week. Only 35 tested negative, and 15 tests were still pending, meaning approximately two-thirds of the facility had become infected with the virus.

More than half of those who tested positive didn't show any symptoms, a finding Dr.. Danny Avula, director of the Richmond and Henrico health districts, called surprising.

This is why we need to test everyone, every single person in the population, and then we can quarantine all infected persons whether they have symptoms or not, and those who are not infected will be able to return to their usual routines, once infected persons are known and isolated. 

We also need to know who is immune so we can begin work on a vaccine. 

But that's not going to happen, not any time soon anyway. The people who are supposed to be in charge would rather sling blame than fix the situation. 

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On March 18, President Donald Trump signed a law intended to ensure that Americans could be tested for the coronavirus free, whether they have insurance or not. (He had also announced that health insurers have agreed to waive patient copayments for treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.) But their published policies vary widely and leave countless ways for patients to get stuck.

Although insurers had indeed agreed to cover the full cost of diagnostic coronavirus tests, that may well prove illusory: Cencini’s test was free, but his visit to the ER to get it was not.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-test-medical-bills/story?id=69923162&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_takeover_2_headlines_hed

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I've been excited to read about various manufacturers mass producing these N95 masks.  Some of these private companies are growing at really unbelievable rates.

3M received some criticism but they've suggested a double in mask output with a hundred million masks being produced per month. I also see Honeywell mass hiring in Rhode Island.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/16/814929294/covid-19-has-caused-a-shortage-of-face-masks-but-theyre-surprisingly-hard-to-mak

It's unfortunate that it takes time to ramp up production, and that many have been slow to respond. But where there is a will, there certainly has always been a way. Reminds me of world war 2 when women started working in manufacturing positions to meet equipment demands.

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