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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus crisis.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert says it will be a while before things start to feel normal again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising against gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.

With the number of coronavirus cases worldwide surpassing 150,000 and some 6,000 deaths, governments continue their struggle to contain the pandemic. Here's a snapshot by region of what is happening as of Monday.

After taking the weekend off, senators will reconvene in Washington on Monday afternoon with the intent to approve the House-passed economic relief bill to blunt the effect of the coronaviruspandemic on American workers.

States hit hardest by the spread of coronavirus will see drive-through and walk-up testing sites set up this week, the White House said on Sunday. Priority will be given to health care workers, first responders and people aged 65 and older with respiratory symptoms and fevers.

President Trump over the weekend urged travelers coming back into the United States from Europe to be patient as thousands waited for hours in long lines to be screened for the coronavirus. That led to sharp criticism of the Trump administration from public officials around the country. 

From:National Geographic.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus is poised to disrupt the everyday lives of millions of Americans. To help you and your families better understand the disease and learn how to protect yourselves, National Geographic is providing free access to all of our coronavirus coverage.  

What would a massive lockdown look like in the United States?
Two huge lockdowns are underway—of Italy and China’s Hubei province,
each home to about 60 million people. In the U.S., a lockdown on that
scale would equate to shutting off California, Washington, Oregon,
Nevada, and Arizona.

These underlying conditions make coronavirus more severe
High blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are associated
with severe cases of COVID-19. Here’s how people at risk can protect

What happens when a new pandemic hits an ancient city?
COVID-19 has emptied out the Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica, and other attractions. "Venice is not meant to be deserted," says one resident. "Beauty is useless unless it is shared."
Why some people are more vulnerable to catching coronavirus
For certain professions and communities, public health recommendations are difficult, if not impossible, to follow.

Should you cancel your vacation?
It's spring break—but around the world, festivals, parades, and sporting
events are being postponed or canceled. Here's how some families are deciding whether to stay or go.

Why do we touch strangers so much?
A history of the handshake—with roots spanning from ancient Greece to the American Quakers—offers clues.
WHO announced “COVID-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020

The coronavirus crisis has gotten considerably worse over the last few days: In Iran, five current or former political figures have died from COVID-19, the disease resulting from the new virus. Italy has instituted a mandatory quarantine for about 16 million people, a quarter of the country’s entire population. All in all, more than 100,000 people have now been infected around the world, and almost 4,000 have died. 

But experts say that a number of unique factors in the U.S. — a sluggish approach to testing and a general lack of tests — are likely to make its battle to contain the outbreak even more difficult than in Europe. Plus, the U.S. doesn’t guarantee sick leave, meaning some workers will likely head to work even when they’re ill and spread the disease further. 

“Containment is probably not an option any more,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London, told VICE News.

The virus is already showing signs that it’ll hit the U.S. economy hard. Stocks took a nosedive on Monday — the Dow dropped a full 7% as the markets opened. The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for 15 minutes to try to stem the sell-off. 

Still, President Trump isn’t isn’t too worried. “No, I’m not concerned at all,” Trump said Saturday when asked whether he had any concerns about the virus getting closer to Washington or the White House. He shook hands on stage at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference with someone who might have been exposed.

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Thursday 5, 2020

The CDC warned us. The World Health Organization warned us. Now I’m warning you: It’s just a matter of time before the coronavirus pandemic spreads through the U.S. It could be circulating in your town as we speak. Now’s the time to prepare for quarantine, by stocking up on essentials and getting mentally ready for confinement, because who knows how long it will last. Quarantine in principle should entail a couple weeks after exposure, but to be on the safe side, get ready for at least a month of withdrawal from society.

As a veteran international correspondent who instructs others how to survive hostile environments, I’ve been collecting tips from Chinese acquaintances who have learned the hard way how to power through the experience. As with any scary situation, the best approach is to think ahead and make the most of it. As I know from experience being holed up in hotels during fighting, sheltering in place is always less distressing with advance planning. Here are some guidelines as you plot the monastic life ahead.

HOARDING. You want to amass provisions before other panicked citizens empty out the stores. Plan for a month of groceries, medications, and germ barriers. This last category should include 75% alcohol to clean surfaces, disposable gloves to throw away once you’ve cleaned the surfaces, as many face masks as you can find, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizers. A lot of suppliers have already sold out of N95 respirator masks, the model preferred by doctors worldwide. But more mundane construction ones will do in a pinch — and in fact, the most important thing is to wash hands and keep them away from the face. I checked a 25-mile radius of my current locale and couldn’t find a pharmacy, hardware store, or Best Buy that had any left. My forward-thinking friends got to them first.

If you do happen to get your hands on the coveted N95s, gift out any leftovers once your imprisonment ends. You’ll become the most popular person on the block.

FOOD. Non-perishables reign: long-life milk, rice, cereal, honey, canned goods, dried fruit, peanut butter. Eggs and most hard cheeses can last a full month, if not more. Fill the freezer with meats and vegetable casseroles to get through the long haul. And gelato. Variety is key to break the boredom. Leafy vegetables and fruit have a limited shelf life, but carrots, cabbage, onions and potatoes can last surprisingly long. Like, two to three months if bought super fresh. At some point, though, you’re going to crave takeout. Ask local restaurants if they will deliver sealed packages of prepared dishes that can be dropped at the door. This will also help keep them in business until you finally emerge.

COCKTAILS. While shopping, load up on booze. The worst thing to do in a crisis is drink. Alcohol can interrupt sleep and make you more depressed. But of course you’re going to drink. That’s what the cabin feverish do. As you will have loads of time to fill, opt for complex cocktails. Mixing ingredients takes more energy than opening a beer bottle. I just happened upon a concoction called the Quarantine, reportedly first mixed in 1920s Manila. Bartenders disagree on ingredients; you’ll have ample empty hours to try them all. A common version involves 45 ml rum, 7 ml gin, 7 ml dry vermouth, lemon and orange juice, two dashes of absinthe, and an egg white. Other versions throw in fresh ginger and rhubarb, passion and grapefruit juice, and bitters and cinnamon. In homage to the pandemic’s origins, experiment with baiju, China’s version of vodka. If you can’t get to the liquor store before seclusion begins, mix in whatever else you find lying around the house. Rename the concoction “19.”

DOCTORS. Make arrangements for online consultations, particularly with therapists. You’re going to need therapy.

ROUTINES. Freelancers and hostages stay sane with routines. So shall you. You absolutely must not sit around in sweats all day reading conspiracy theories online. Keep strict hours as though working 9 to 5. Set the alarm for the same time every day, hop into the shower, put on an outfit you’d want to be seen in. Establish set times for meals, exercise, entertainment, socializing, and bed.

STAY POSITIVE. It’s easy to panic or fret. Social contact is one of the best ways to calm down, providing you’re in contact with calm people. Start an online support group. To keep busy, fact-check all the alarming rumors so that you can shoot them down. Aggregate information from credible medical sources. Become an influencer, the cool quarantineer everyone wants to follow. #QUARANTINEQUEEN. Start by mixing that cocktail.

ENTERTAINMENT. One of the hardest things to accept is that you’ve lost control over your life. Get out of your head with distracting activities. Load the Kindle and binge watch television. No one will judge you if you spend 20 hours a day on Netflix. No one will know! You’re in quarantine. Gaming and live streaming are favored distractions among Chinese quarantineers. Become a bedroom musician. Start an online music festival or poetry jam to entertain similarly confined folk.

FACTS. Beware of disinformation. Ignore all rumors. For example, steaming masks in hot water will not disinfect them. That is a common misconception. It will simply destroy the filter. Flushing the nose won’t get rid of the virus, either. And Elvis is not alive.

TALK TO OLD PEOPLE. Seniors who survived World War II blitzes and Soviet shortages know how to carry on calmly and make a potato last. They will put things in perspective: They survived. So will you. You will have plenty of time to look for them online.

TALK TO YOURSELF. No one can overhear!

EXERCISE. You don’t want to emerge 30 pounds heavier than when you got the virus. YouTube has tons of apartment-friendly exercise videos that can be done at home. Get Nintendo’s Ring Fit. It’s very popular in China these days.

FINANCES. Plump the checking account with enough $ to cover a month or two of living expenses, in case the paychecks dry up while in confinement.

BUSINESS PLAN. To train for quarantine, curtail non-essential meetings today. Switch to telework. You can finally avoid annoying colleagues!

TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. It may seem like a lifetime, but two weeks, and even a month, isn’t that long. Who knows, once you get into the swing of it you may decide that the hermetic life is for you. And if not, well, you know what to do for the next pandemic.

By Judith Matloff , she teaches crisis reporting at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her book “How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need” comes out shortly.

 Monday, March 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The outbreak had exceeded 85,000 confirmed cases around the world, and at least 60 in the U.S. (CDC)

USA: President Trump says the Corona Virus is a Hoax. There is no confirmed testing in the US yet. On the other hand, Britain had tested over 7ooo people, even on drive-thru. South Korea has also developed its own test. How many people die in the US is going to be how fast the current government stops playing politics and calling people and diseases' names which has nothing to do with the epidemic at hand.



The government of Turkmenistan has a long-established habit of ignoring bad news: 
Dire economic problems, natural disasters, war on the border: as far as Turkmen authorities and state media were concerned, it never happened, even when the people of the country could see it for themselves.
The recent global concern over the spread of the new strain of coronavirus from China is another example. 
As the world was finding out more every day in January about the spread of the coronavirus inside and outside China, neither the Turkmen government or the media mentioned the topic. Actually, they still haven't.
But at the end of January, Turkmen officials started quietly taking certain measures: flights to and from China were canceled, students and other Turkmen citizens in China were brought home -- not flown to Ashgabat but rather to the eastern Lebap Province, where a quarantine center had been set up.
Additionally, greater attention was paid to sanitary conditions at some public facilities, such as schools, kindergartens, and hospitals in Mary Province, where even the traditional Turkmen remedy of burning camel-thorn trees was employed.*
There still was not a word publicly from officials or state media specifically about the coronavirus, which, again, is not surprising for the Turkmen authorities, considering recent practice.
Sudden Policy Change
For that reason, it is somehow disquieting that suddenly, just a few days into February, authorities in the capital, Ashgabat, started distributing booklets on "what to know about the coronavirus" to hospitals and schools.
Health workers are even passing out pamphlets about the virus to people on the streets around the capital.
Health officials are also reportedly speaking to students in Ashgabat about precautionary measures they should take to avoid the "flu and hepatitis." 
And although there are no reports of booklets being distributed to people in the regions, Turkmen health officials have reportedly started speaking with people about the coronavirus in towns around the country.
While this new campaign to inform the public about the virus and how to prevent its spread is commendable, it is also unprecedented for Turkmenistan. There has never been such a public-awareness campaign in Turkmenistan about a potential health hazard before this.
It is tempting to say that because President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov was previously the country's health minister, this a problem he understands.
But since he was a dentist by training, not a virologist, and his biggest accomplishment as health minister was closing down regional health centers, this reasoning seems unlikely.
The independent Turkmen. news website, which is based in Europe, reported on February 7 that one young man who had been evacuated from China had died in the quarantine camp in Lebap Province and that his body was cremated, which is an uncommon practice in Central Asia.
RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, could not confirm this report, but did confirm the presence of the quarantine area in Lebap and that Turkmen who had returned from China who was being kept there for observation -- far from the public eye -- were able to contact their relatives regularly.
There is an unknown number of Chinese workers at the Bagtyyarlyk gas field in Lebap Province, which is operated by the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). Some of them are also reportedly in the Lebap quarantine camp.
There is no evidence that suggests the coronavirus is present in Turkmenistan. 
Neighboring Central Asian countries have people in quarantine also, but so far, no Central Asian government has reported any confirmed case of coronavirus.
As for why the unprecedented campaign for public health unawareness started so suddenly and so late, that could be due to international health groups, such as the World Health Organization, urging countries to take steps to educate their populations about the virus and Turkmenistan has simply decided to finally comply with this advice.
It could also be that in this instance, Turkmenistan's elite are on equal footing with the population. A virus doesn't discriminate between rulers and the ruled.
Berdymukhammedov uncharacteristically vanished from public view for several weeks in July 2019 and was widely believed to have been severely ill. He is rumored to suffer from diabetes. 
It could also simply be that for once, Berdymukhammedov sees that his future could be tied to the well-being of his people.
*According to the Turkmen Health Ministry, "Grass and flowers of camel thorn are used as anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agents for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Toymyrat Bugaev of RFE/RL's Turkmen Service contributed to this report. The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL

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