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Aerial Footage of Cruise Ship Diamond Princess as Quarantine is Lifted

A Japanese infectious disease specialist has harshly criticized the way Japan's government has handled the COVID-19 crisis aboard a luxury cruise ship docked in Yokohama. But Kato insisted that isolating passengers after they left was not necessary, explaining that the cruise ship had been quarantined for 14 days according to a recommendation from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

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China virus death toll surges past 2,000

The coronavirus outbreak, which emerged late past year, has been rapidly spreading as doctors race to treat the disease and scientists try to understand more about it. On Tuesday, she became the 31st confirmed case in South Korea. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 74,185. The fatality rate, which is the number of deaths among those infected, remains low, but it rises among those above over 80 years of age.

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ME reports first flu-related child death of 2019-20 season

The Georgia Department of Public Health shows almost 2,000 people have been hospitalized with flu-like illness so far this season, and 131 of those occurred February 2 through 8. Though common, the flu can lead to hospitalization and death, especially in vulnerable populations, including infants and young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.

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China coronavirus deaths reach over 2,000

A total of 12,552 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Monday. Chinese officials have said the apparent slowdown in infection rates is evidence that the strict measures are working but global health officials say it is too early to predict how the epidemic will play out.

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Hubei coronavirus death toll surges to 2000

New methods are allowing Ontario public health officials to more quickly clear tests for the novel coronavirus, leaving no cases listed as now under investigation, the province's chief medical officer of health said Tuesday. Russian Federation on Tuesday said no Chinese citizens would be allowed to enter its territory from February 20. The province has enacted a lockdown of tens of millions of people, opened new hospitals and isolation centers, mandated self-reported temperature checks, and ...

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Bernie Sanders' press secretary compares call for medical records to birtherism

Bloomberg said it was harder to find jobs for people in an "information economy" because that required "a lot more gray matter". He's essentially tied with Biden, although he's still 9 points behind Sanders. His campaign manager said in a statement that Bloomberg has gained sufficient support in opinion polls to qualify to take part. With 99 delegates at stake, Virginia is the fourth-largest prize on the Super Tuesday calendar, and Monmouth's is the first poll to have been taken there ...


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