Sunday, March 8, 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak -- News Updates March 8, 2020

Reuters: Coronavirus deaths rise to 145 in Iran, infections near 6,000: ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from coronavirus reached 145 on Saturday after another 21 people were confirmed to have died during the last day, among them a conservative lawmaker from Tehran, officials and local news agencies said.

Announcing the latest deaths from the virus, a health ministry official said in a televised briefing that the tally of confirmed infections had increased by more than 1,000 during the last 24 hours, totaling 5,823 by Saturday.

Lawmaker Fatehmeh Rahbar was among those who died on Friday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, in another sign that the disease is spreading within state institutions.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak -- News Updates March 8, 2020

Iran worst hit as more coronavirus cases reported across Mideast -- Arab News
Coronavirus grips Middle East as new cases confirmed -- Arab News
Coronavirus in the Middle East: Emergency declared in Palestine, new cases in Oman, Kuwait and Morocco -- Arab News
Iran coronavirus death toll jumps to 145, govt lashes out at US -- AFP
Iran lawmaker dies from coronavirus -- Middle East Monitor
Iranian doctor expects 40% of Tehran population to catch coronavirus -- Middle East Monitor
Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca's Grand Mosque but bars people from touching the cuboid Kaaba shrine after it was closed for disinfecting over coronavirus -- Daily Mail
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seeks absolution in virus fight -- AP
Bethlehem under lockdown after coronavirus cases confirmed -- Al Jazeera
Coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa: A week in review -- DW
Senegal health authorities adopt measures to contain spread of coronavirus -- France 24
Egypt announces 33 new Covid-19 cases on cruise ship -- The Guardian
Coronavirus: Egypt quarantines passengers from Nile cruise boat -- UPI


Anonymous said...

COVID-19, Number Blindness, and the Monolithic Legacy Media

"As I said in the piece, the real rational conclusion was that both Trump and the WHO were right

Now, this was widely reported, for example in an article by Anthony Fauci and others in the New England Journal of Medicine, the real case-fatality rate is probably in the range of 0.1 percent to 1 percent.

but the real point is that Trump wasn't wrong and a very little bit of informed reading would have shown that.

the underlying point is that you basically can't trust anything that anyone in the Megalithic Legacy Media says about anything involving math or science."

Informed reading?

i.e. being functionally literate

Anonymous said...

check for death today and what is taking place economically and what is being cancelled and then do your math

Anonymous said...

Vice President Mike Pence, right, along with Florida Sen. Rick Scott, left, and Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks to the media after a meeting with cruise line company leaders to discuss the efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Port Everglades, Saturday March 7, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the plan this week as a way of trying to control the virus, but White House officials ordered the air travel recommendation be removed, said the official who had direct knowledge of the plan. Trump administration officials have since suggested certain people should consider not traveling, but they have stopped short of the stronger guidance sought by the CDC.

Anonymous said...

At Harvard forum, three who know warn of ‘most daunting virus’ in half a century

Anonymous said...

English major telling STEM major how to do math. Very rich.

"If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. "

And it usually is. I could see where a non technical person like an English major would have a tough time with a word like asymptomatic. They can't sound it out, because the modern day liberal does not believe in that method and they certainly do not understand the meaning of the word. SO they gloss over it if they get that far into an article, Which most of the time they don't. They usually get no further than the headline, which is what the Goebbels Press wants.

Let's face it squirrel you are illiterate.

Anonymous said...

"At Harvard forum, three who know ..."

Why didn't you start with once upon a time...

It would have been more honest.

Anonymous said...

"At Harvard forum,"



That doesn't have quit the cachet this century as last.

Liberals have been busy destroying academia and they are succeeding.

If Libs can destroy whole cities, then destroying universities is child's play.

Anonymous said...

Look if you are male and have a low sperm count, then be very afraid of necrotizing fasciitis and corona virus. You have the same risk factors for both.

Given that you are swivelized and eat refined foods, I would be very, very afraid, if I were you.

Just remember, when it comes TWD time, you don't have to be the fastest. You just have to be faster than your spouse.

Bob Huntley said...


Anonymous said...

HeY asshole!

Anonymous said...

Oh My. Coronavirus Patient Zero in Italy Reportedly a Pakistani Immigrant

"The EU Times reported that the Pakistani man continued to cook and deliver Chinese food and infected an entire region of Italy."

G-d love faux, card carrying communists, because the world doesn't.

Anonymous said...

You can dress a liberal up, put them on a leash, take them out to a restaurant, and they still crap on the floor.

"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house."

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Anonymous said...

"Don’t take this the wrong way but if you were a young, hardline environmentalist looking for the ultimate weapon against climate change, you could hardly design anything better than coronavirus.

Unlike most other such diseases, it kills mostly the old who, let’s face it, are more likely to be climate sceptics. It spares the young."

The Thing about liberals is they are so refreshingly honest at times about their hatred, stupidity, scientific ignorance, and immorality.

Anonymous said...

it kills mostly the old who, let’s face it, are more likely to be climate sceptics

Such grandiose reasoning.

Because lets face it kiddies, CORRELATION IS CAUSATION! and if you don't agree "OFF with their head!"

So sayeth the observant liberal.

Anonymous said...

the comment above a good example of low emotional intelligence

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Anonymous said...

Coronavirus Patient Zero in Italy Reportedly a Pakistani Immigrant

"The EU Times reported that the Pakistani man continued to cook and deliver Chinese food and infected an entire region of Italy."

"The man believed to be coronavirus patient zero in Italy is a Pakistani migrant refused to self-isolate after testing positive for the virus and continued to deliver food."

Why should he? Demanding that he does is Islamophobia?

Got to love Young Communist. He comes in handy.

When I answer phones at the suicide hotline I tell callers that "It could be worse. You could be a young communist." It works every time. I have saved a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

Here is an easy prediction. Corona virus is going to go though the metropolitan areas in the East and West coasts like superheated steam enema. There won't be one person collecting social security left.

Anonymous said...

Humanities majors are just like pets. If you do not put the lid down, there they are.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Democrats are licking toilets

Anonymous said...

"Maryland governor criticizes"

Maryland was a slave state and to this day it is still a Democrat stronghold. The biggest plantation in Maryland is called Baltimore.