Coronavirus Sends Panic Through China, Comes to US

Headline Roundup January 24th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday it's monitoring the health of more than 60 patients in 22 states for a deadly coronavirus that apparently originated in Wuhan, the capital city of China's Hubei province. According to China's National Health Commission, the virus has killed at least 25 people and infected over 800 in the country as of Friday. Two cases have been confirmed in the U.S. as of Friday afternoon; both patients are reportedly in stable condition. While the Chinese government has restricted travel to and from Wuhan, some Chinese nationals have expressed frustration with the apparent lack of reporting and transparency on the situation.

Some media outlets have focused on fact-checking details of the virus as news and information spreads online.

Coronavirus Sends Panic Through China, Comes to US

From the Left
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HONG KONG — While China’s state-run media has urged calm and praised the official response to the coronavirus outbreak, a different story is playing out across the country’s tightly controlled social media networks.

In the digital world, China’s citizens are expressing panic and frustration. They are overcoming a lack of reporting in the official media by sharing their own videos and information — sometimes inaccurately.

Some are even evading censors, who commonly stifle criticism of the government, to register complaints about how officials have handled the crisis. They have criticized...

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From the Center
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A Chicago woman who returned from caring for her sick father in China earlier this month has been diagnosed with the respiratory coronavirus that has sickened more than 800 in China and killed at least 26, officials said.

The woman, who is in her 60s, remained hospitalized Friday and her condition had been stabilized and is “clinically doing well," said Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, on a news call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The woman traveled to Wuhan, China,...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed it is monitoring 63 patients in 22 states for possible instances of the coronavirus, which has spread quickly from its epicenter in Wuhan, China.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Friday that 11 of the 63 patients have tested negative for the virus, while two have tested positive, including a Chicago woman who returned from Wuhan on Jan. 13. The woman, 60, is being treated in isolation and is said to be in stable...

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