A total of 34 people have been quarantined in neighboring Mongolia after the case in the Bayannur region, with the bubonic plague victim, a teenaged boy, now being kept in isolation. The disease is transmitted through fleas carried by animals such as rodents. It is thought to have resurged in 1347 in Europe, Africa and Asia , killing anywhere between 75 million and 200 million people.
The WHO had described this form of transmission as rare and possibly insignificant. This week, 239 researchers wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization, urging officials to accept the possibility that aerosols were an important contributor to the spread of the virus.
Fauci is saying that we're 'knee-deep, ' and he's saying that we're not in a very good place or something to that effect", Van Susteren had noted. "So I think you'd have to make the assumption that if there wasn't such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach".
The 31 new cases, recorded over three reporting periods from Friday to Monday, raises the provincial total to 2,978 with 156 cases still active. There are now 16 people in hospital with the respiratory disease, four of whom are in intensive care.
Following an open letter by over 230 scientists earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that there is emerging evidence to support a theory that SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, can be contracted through airborne transmission, reports Reuters .
The sites for phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials have been finalised and the trials are yet to begin, he said during a press briefing. Many other countries, including the US, are coordinating closely with the private sector to try to win the vaccine development race, and China faces many challenges, the report said.