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Which Countries Are Not Positive In Preventing COVID-19???

JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐
edited March 11 in Local and Foreign Issues
Italy. Italy expanded its COVID-19 lockdown to include the whole country, affecting about 60 million people. Besides, Italy's government has reacted to the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases and canceled all sporting events until Apr. 3, 2020. 

U.S. U.S. officials all but admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now needs to move to mitigate the effects of the continuing spread of the disease on the nation’s health and economy.

Iran. Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners from jail to battle the spread of the virus in the facilities.

China. Chinese hospitals overflowing with COVID-19 patients a few weeks ago now have empty beds. And the number of new cases reported each day has plummeted the past few weeks.

South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has declared "war" on the novel coronavirus after the country has recorded more than 5,000 confirmed cases and more than 30 deaths. 

Japan. As COVID-19 intensifies in Japan, many companies are taking steps to reduce the likelihood of infection caused by aggregation.

Philippine. The Philippines government is taking several steps to control the spread of the virus, including travel restrictions, closure of schools and colleges, as well as training schools of the Philippines National Police. 
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  • CDC chief says it's wrong to call COVID-19 a 'Chinese virus'


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday that it was wrong to refer to the novel coronavirus as a "Chinese coronavirus," breaking with a slew of GOP lawmakers who have attached the label to the deadly disease. 

    Redfield made the comments during a congressional hearing after being asked about the use of the term by Rep. Lois Frankel  (D-Fla.). 

    "I’m sure you would agree with this. You said this virus is expansive in Italy, in South Korea, and now the United States. It’s absolutely wrong and inappropriate to call this the Chinese coronavirus?" Frankel asked. "I assume you would agree with that."

    Redfield replied "yes," noting that the first phase of the coronavirus outbreak was in China but that it has since severely impacted countries such as South Korea, Italy and China. 

    Several GOP lawmakers have recently referred to the disease as the “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus” while addressing its outbreak domestically and abroad. Wuhan is the central Chinese city where the virus first appeared in December. The virus has since spread to more than 50 countries and infected more than 118,000 people, with the highest number of cases being reported in China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.

    The U.S. had confirmed 959 cases of the virus as of Tuesday evening, according to a John's Hopkins University database. 

    President Trump on Tuesday shared a tweet from a conservative activist saying that the "China virus" was reason for the U.S. to build a wall along the southern border. House GOP leader Kevin Mccarthy(Calif.) and Sen. Rick Scott (D-Fla.) have also referenced the "Chinese coronavirus" in statements providing information about the disease's impact. 

    Rep. Paul Gosar(R-Ariz.) referred to the disease as the "Wuhan virus" while announcing that he would go under self-quarantine after interacting with someone who later tested positive for it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  has used the label as well. 

    Several Democratic lawmakers have slammed the use of the term as racist and xenophobic considering the virus's global spread. Gosar dismissed the backlash earlier this week, calling it "astoundingly ignorant" and claiming that “major media” had also described the virus that way. 

    The Hill published two stories in January that labeled the disease as the "Chinese virus" in the headline, although the term was used before the virus's outbreak spread. The Asian American Journalists Association noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) has discouraged applying geographic locations to the names of illnesses because it could "stigmatize" people living there. 

    Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), the vice chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement that she was "shocked and dismayed that the GOP Leader in the House of Representatives" would use the term "Chinese coronavirus."

    “This labeling of the illness is embarrassing, disrespectful, offensive, and downright disgusting. It is shameful," she said. "Wrongly inserting ‘Chinese’ into the name of this disease only reinforces the disparaging and negative stereotypes of Asian Americans.”

    Meng and the leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Native American Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus have also called for McCarthy and Gosar to apologize. 

  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐

    The American response to Covid-19 has been widely criticised by experts in epidemiology. 

    It has been characterised by faulty tests that led to understating the spread of the disease, mixed messages from the President, and the endemic issue of a healthcare system that incentivises sick people not to seek treatment for fear of crippling debt.

  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited March 11

    'I’m not concerned at all': Trump says he's not worried as coronavirus arrives in DC area


  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐

    lol, election season na talaga sa PEX!
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐

    Manyakis Biden!   :rofl:   :rofl:  

  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited March 12

    lol, election season na talaga sa PEX!

    US coronavirus cases surpass 1,000, up nearly ten-fold in a week

    COVID-19 cases surpassed 1,000 in the United States late Tuesday as the new flu-like coronavirus sweeps across the country.

    As of 8:40 a.m. ET Wednesday, there were at least 1,039 cases in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University data.

    The virus is now present in at least 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost half of all U.S. cases are in Washington state, California and New York, where the governors have all declared states of emergency to free up funding for communities battling outbreaks.

    At least 28 people have died in the U.S. due to the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S.  was reported in Washington state in January.

    Globally, COVID-19 has infected more than 121,061 people, killing at least 4,368.

    There were just over 100 confirmed cases in the U.S. on March 4, according to the World Health Organization. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly from the U.S. epicenter in Washington state across the country.

    Federal missteps

    State officials have criticized the federal response, particularly with regard to the U.S. capacity to test for the virus. The tests were initially marred by quality control issues, delaying testing for Americans who were or thought they were infected and prompting some states such as New York to seek emergency approval to use their own test kits.

    Lack of funding has hampered the federal government’s response to the outbreak, the Director of the CDC Robert Redfield told lawmakers Tuesday.

    “The truth is we’ve under-invested in the public health labs,” Redfield said. “There’s not enough equipment, there’s not enough people, there’s not enough internal capacity, there’s no search capacity.”

    The Trump administration has enlisted private companies to help cut the difference. The CDC is partnering with Integrated DNA Technologies to manufacture the tests under a CDC contract. IDT is partnering with commercial labs, including LabCorp and Quest, for the testing.

    Last week, President Donald Trump signed an $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, pumping billions of dollars into prevention efforts and research in hopes of quickly producing a vaccine for the deadly disease.

    Broader spread

    Epidemiologists and public health specialists say the number of infections is likely much larger than the number of lab-diagnosed cases. The CDC has warned that the virus is likely to continue to spread.

    “It’s fair to say that, as the trajectory of the outbreak continues, many people in the United States will at some point in time, either this year or next, be exposed to this virus and there’s a good chance many will become sick,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said earlier this week.

    Most people won’t develop serious symptoms, the CDC has said, but 15% to 20% of the people who are exposed to the virus get severely sick. U.S. officials have emphasized the risk to the average American remains low. The CDC has warned those most at-risk — older people and those with underlying health conditions — to avoid crowds, touching “high-touch” surfaces in public areas and close contact with people who are sick.

    “This seems to be a disease that affects adults and most seriously older adults,” Messonnier said. “Starting at age 60, there is an increasing risk of disease and the risk increases with age.”

    Country prepares

    Cities hit by COVID-19 are now taking steps to contain the virus. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the state is deploying the National Guard to New Rochelle, a coronavirus hot spot just north of New York City. The state’s health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, said the state is moving from “a containment strategy to more of a mitigation strategy.”

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee warned Tuesday that cases could reach 64,000 by May if health officials and the public aren’t able to contain the outbreak now. 

    “If we assume there are 1,000 or more people who have the virus today, what the experts are telling us, in an epidemic like this, looking at the characteristics of this virus, people who are infected will double anywhere from five to eight days,” he said. “If you do that math, it gets very disturbing.”

    Dozens of universities have canceled classes on campus and moved courses online to prevent the spread. Several companies have told employees to work from home including Google, which has expanded the policy to its more than 100,000 employees in North America.

    Markets have fluctuated wildly amid the spread of the virus. Stocks suffered through a historic sell-off Monday, but clawed back much of those losses during Tuesday’s trading session.

    ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’

    Earlier this week, WHO officials said some countries have been able to slow down, and even stop, transmission of the virus — pointing to Singapore. Whether a country controls an outbreak depends on how quickly and how much world leaders do to contain the spread in their individual countries. 

    “It is in our hands. ... In many countries, it will get worse before it gets better,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of WHO’s emergencies program. “Absolutely, we see a light at the end of the tunnel, but how quickly we get there depends on what  countries do.”

    — CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace, Noah Higgins-Dunn, Lauren Hirsch, Yelena Dzhanova and Jennifer Elias contributed to this report.

  • CruzzzYanoCruzzzYano PEx Rookie ⭐
    Maybe because their leaders think it is a great wall and toilet paper that can save their people, but not face masks and preventing measures.


    "The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday agreed that it was “absolutely wrong” for President Trump to label the 2019 novel coronavirus as the “China Virus.” “It’s absolutely wrong and inappropriate to call this the Chinese coronavirus, I assume you would agree with that?” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) reportedly asked CDC director Robert Redfield, who agreed. The novel coronavirus outbreak, which is believed to have originated in a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China, has reportedly led to a surge in racist and xenophobic verbal and physical attacks around the globe. The World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19 to deter people from associating the virus with a location or group of people, which can ultimately lead to stigmatization. The president, however, reposted a tweet from conservative commentator Charlie Kirk on Tuesday referring to the disease as the “China Virus” and calling for the U.S.-Mexico border wall to be constructed. Trump added, “Going up fast. We need the Wall more than ever!”
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy Member PEx Rookie ⭐

    lol, election season na talaga sa PEX!

    Amazing double standards compare to a tweet right before this one. 
    To China: at cost of people's livelihoods and liberties 
    To Italy: risking its economy
    Crazy Americans


  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐
    Maybe because their leaders think it is a great wall and toilet paper that can save their people, but not face masks and preventing measures.


    "The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday agreed that it was “absolutely wrong” for President Trump to label the 2019 novel coronavirus as the “China Virus.” “It’s absolutely wrong and inappropriate to call this the Chinese coronavirus, I assume you would agree with that?” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) reportedly asked CDC director Robert Redfield, who agreed. The novel coronavirus outbreak, which is believed to have originated in a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China, has reportedly led to a surge in racist and xenophobic verbal and physical attacks around the globe. The World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19 to deter people from associating the virus with a location or group of people, which can ultimately lead to stigmatization. The president, however, reposted a tweet from conservative commentator Charlie Kirk on Tuesday referring to the disease as the “China Virus” and calling for the U.S.-Mexico border wall to be constructed. Trump added, “Going up fast. We need the Wall more than ever!”
    the pandemic won't be stopped by the stupid racist wall
  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐

    lol, election season na talaga sa PEX!

    Amazing double standards compare to a tweet right before this one. 
    To China: at cost of people's livelihoods and liberties 
    To Italy: risking its economy
    Crazy Americans


    Same policy, different coverage. Racialist.
  • JoseSantos12JoseSantos12 PEx Rookie ⭐
    The way that Chinese government deal with this virus is "early detection, early reporting, early isolation, early treatment".  Can't expect the leadership like US LEADER will build hospitals in a week, but at least starting caring for people's health first instead of economy by telling the people the truth. This leadership puts not only American's life but the people in the whole world in risk.
  • bathousaibathousai D. Ainge I Lab u na nga! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    china apologist?

    simple....because of china's incompetence that the the virus infection is now a pandemic.

    REMEMBER.....it started in china, boomed in china......then infected the world.

    now china is the hero...clap clap!!!
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    China's PLA soldiers are now invading PEX   lol
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    bathousai said:
    china apologist?

    simple....because of china's incompetence that the the virus infection is now a pandemic.

    REMEMBER.....it started in china, boomed in china......then infected the world.

    now china is the hero...clap clap!!!
    REMEMBER.....it started in The US, not China......then infected the world.
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    China's PLA soldiers are now invading PEX   lol
    Hey look, the paid US trollermaster is now invading PEX. Look out guys.
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    REMEMBER.....it started in The US, not China......then infected the world.

    fukyou, the virus started in your azz and infected the world!
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    bathousai said:
    china apologist?

    simple....because of china's incompetence that the the virus infection is now a pandemic.

    REMEMBER.....it started in china, boomed in china......then infected the world.

    now china is the hero...clap clap!!!
    REMEMBER.....it started in The US, not China......then infected the world.
    Evidence for your claim?

    Globalresearch does not cut it. You asked me to provide a peer reviewed journal citing the origin of transmission in the US, I've posted it in another thread, perhaps you can return the courtesy. 
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    REMEMBER.....it started in The US, not China......then infected the world.

    fukyou, the virus started in your azz and infected the world!

    Troller Master is all about sh!t. This clown is leaving sh!tty comments all over the PEx.

    Again, come back with a new username, we know you're the US paid troller here!

  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    bathousai said:
    china apologist?

    simple....because of china's incompetence that the the virus infection is now a pandemic.

    REMEMBER.....it started in china, boomed in china......then infected the world.

    now china is the hero...clap clap!!!
    REMEMBER.....it started in The US, not China......then infected the world.
    Evidence for your claim?

    Globalresearch does not cut it. You asked me to provide a peer reviewed journal citing the origin of transmission in the US, I've posted it in another thread, perhaps you can return the courtesy. 
    Return the courtesy?? I've read the journal and it's nothing about the virus origin. You big liar.
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐

    Troller Master is all about sh!t. This clown is leaving sh!tty comments all over the PEx.

    Again, come back with a new username, we know you're the US paid troller here!


    Bobo!  ikaw ang bayaran ng mga Tsino!   :rofl:    :rofl: 

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