Face Masks For Sickness

face masks for sickness, The World Health Organization (WHO) has also called for an Emergency Committee meeting on Thursday to determine whether the coronavirus constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The committee will consider issuing a global alarm -- as the death toll from the fast-spreading virus has reached 170 -- representing a 38 percent increase in deaths in the past 24 hours. It was unclear where the meeting will be held. The WHO is headquartered in Geneva. There have been 1,737 new cases since yesterday, marking a total of 7,771. Of the new deaths, 37 occurred in the Hubei province -- the epicenter of the outbreak.

face masks for sickness - HOW DOES CORONAVIRUS COMPARE TO SARS AND MERS OUTBREAKS? People line up to buy face masks from a medical supply company in Nanning in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. (Chinatopix via AP) Most of the 6000+ new #coronavirus cases are in #China – just 1%, or 68 cases, have been recorded to date in 15 other countries, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO.  But some person-to-person transmission in 3 countries outside of has been recorded. This potential for further global spread is why I called the EC [emergency committee].

face masks for sickness, Human to human spread of the virus has reportedly occurred in Japan, Germany, Canada and Vietnam. A reason health officials have expressed great concern is because the disease has started to spread outside of China. The new virus has reportedly infected more people in China than during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s. Five recorded cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S. Passengers board buses after arriving on an airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Jan. 29, 2020. The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

face masks for sickness - HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS? On Wednesday night, President Trump appointed a task force to coordinate the U.S. response to the virus, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, according to Bloomberg. It will reportedly be led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, with other members including Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien. “The task force will lead the administration’s efforts to monitor, contain, and mitigate the spread of the virus, while ensuring that the American people have the most accurate and up-to-date health and travel information,” Grisham said, according to the outlet.

face masks for sickness - 5 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED IN US, RISK OF SPREADING REMAINS LOW, CDC SAYS Before the task force, Trump had reportedly used a careful approach to the virus to avoid upsetting stock markets or China by calling too much attention to it, according to some of his aides and confidants. A girl wears a face mask as she play on a swing near the Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)