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Coronavirus 'will infect 350,000 people in Wuhan ALONE': Scientists dramatically increase estimate as China locks down FOURTEEN cities and races to build 1,000-bed hospital in FIVE DAYS to deal with the crisis 

By Sam Blanchard and Vanessa Chalmers and Connor Boyd and Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline01:31 EST 24 Jan 2020 , updated 11:33 EST 24 Jan 2020

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    • The Wuhan coronavirus has infected more than 900 people and killed 26 around the world so far this month
    • Major cities and towns in China are cancelling public transport and closing roads to try and stop the spread
    • Hospitals in Wuhan, the outbreak's centre, have been 'overwhelmed' this week, experts said
    • The government has ordered the six-day construction of a new hospital in Wuhan to deal with the virus 
    • Chinese New Year celebrations planned for the next week have been cancelled in Beijing and Hong Kong
    • Report shared with MailOnline suggests 250,000 people – up to 350,000 – will have caught virus by February
    • Do YOU have a story about the deadly coronavirus? Email sam.blanchard@mailonline.co.uk

    Up to 350,000 people could be infected with China's new virus in a single city by the beginning of February, according to experts in the UK and US who predict only one in 20 cases are actually being diagnosed. 

    China has gone into lockdown today as authorities and businesses scramble to shut tourist attractions and public transport systems in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus that has killed at least 26 people.

    Construction workers are putting in huge efforts to build a new hospital from scratch in Wuhan – the city at the centre of the outbreak – within just five days, after being order to do so by the government.

    In a drastic turn of events, part of the Great Wall of China and Disneyland in Shanghai were closed today as authorities desperately try to stop people spreading the Wuhan coronavirus.

    Thirteen cities, home to around 40million people, are reported to have followed Wuhan's example and gone into some form of lockdown in the past 24 hours with public transport halted and roads closed.

    And a report written by researchers from England, Scotland and Florida, has predicted that a staggering 250,000 – potentially up to 350,0000 – people may be infected just in Wuhan by the beginning of February.

    A second patient has been diagnosed in the US today – a woman in Chicago – and 63 other people in 22 states are being monitored for possible cases . Across the Atlantic, British authorities have tested 14 people but all were negative – a small number of other people are expected to go through tests today.

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    Other shocking developments in the outbreak today include: 

    • Four people in Australia have been quarantined – two in Queensland and two in New South Wales – for testing 
    • Nepal has confirmed its first case of the infection, making it the 10th country outside of China to do so 
    • Chinese New Year celebrations planned for this weekend have been cancelled in Beijing and Hong Kong
    • Officially, at least 900 people around the world have been infected with coronavirus and 26 have died  
    • Japan has confirmed its second case and a fifth patient has been diagnosed in Thailand today, Friday 
    • Footage has emerged reportedly showing military personnel guarding a train station 
    • Videos from inside hospitals show patients crammed into overcrowded corridors and laid on the floor   
    • Photos have emerged of Chinese construction workers starting urgent building of a new hospital in Wuhan

    Photos from inside the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan show medical workers caring for critically-ill patients today, January 24

    Photos from inside the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan show medical workers caring for critically-ill patients today, January 24 

    News footage from China shows a patient being wheeled out of a Wuhan hospital on a stretcher by medics wearing protective clothing and masks

    News footage from China shows a patient being wheeled out of a Wuhan hospital on a stretcher by medics wearing protective clothing and masks 

    Huge efforts are being made by construction workers in Wuhan to erect a new hospital in less than a week on the government's orders. Officials said the medical facility must be built to cope with overwhelming numbers of coronavirus patients

    Huge efforts are being made by construction workers in Wuhan to erect a new hospital in less than a week on the government's orders. Officials said the medical facility must be built to cope with overwhelming numbers of coronavirus patients 

    Nepal today became the 11th country to declare a confirmed case, as the US and Japan confirmed their second cases, Thailand its fifth, and the global toll rose above 900

    Nepal today became the 11th country to declare a confirmed case, as the US and Japan confirmed their second cases, Thailand its fifth, and the global toll rose above 900 

    Unverified video posted on Twitter appears to show a military vehicle on the streets of Wuhan, where roads have been closed and public transport stopped

    Unverified video posted on Twitter appears to show a military vehicle on the streets of Wuhan, where roads have been closed and public transport stopped 

    Shanghai's Disneyland will close to visitors tomorrow for 'the prevention and control of the disease outbreak'. Visitors wearing masks walk past the resort today which has taken the extraordinary step of closing during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday

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    Shanghai's Disneyland will close to visitors tomorrow for 'the prevention and control of the disease outbreak'. Visitors wearing masks walk past the resort today which has taken the extraordinary step of closing during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday 

    An unverified video posted on Twitter claims to show members of Central Theater Command – a division of the People's Liberation Army – standing guard outside a train station in Wuhan

    An unverified video posted on Twitter claims to show members of Central Theater Command – a division of the People's Liberation Army – standing guard outside a train station in Wuhan

    28 days ago
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    Image result for outbreak bomb gif

    28 days ago
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    Why don't they just close the borders now. Nobody out from China or in to China.

     

    Fuck people's feelings. Let the shit pass. Although, it's probably already too late for that.

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    Al Cappucino - 

    Image result for outbreak bomb gif


    Damn!  What is that from?  

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    Source to the article 

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    Im not much of a doom and gloomer, the SARS crap a few years back was a giant scare, but turned out to be insignificant for the most part.

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    Trust -
    Al Cappucino - 

    Image result for outbreak bomb gif


    Damn!  What is that from?  

    The movie Outbreak.

     

    Where Dustin Hoffman overacts the shit out of his Colonel role, Rene Russo plays the love interest (glarff), Donald Sutherland mails it in for a pay check and Cuba Gooding Jr plays a 27 year old Major. 

     

    Other than that, not bad. 

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    Only way to be safe is to move to Madagascar.  
     

    This is known.

    28 days ago
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    Another great reason to stop immigration and control how many people live in a country.Oh ya and mabye people better rethink not allowing farmers to vaccinate their animals for disease.

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    • U.S. health officials diagnosed a second patient with the China coronavirus -- a Chicago woman who returned from Wuhan with the infection.
    • They are currently monitoring 63 "patients under investigation" in the U.S.
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    phydeau -

    Only way to be safe is to move to Madagascar.  
     

    This is known.

    I'll get right on that

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    I see zero reason why we shouldn't cancel all flights to and from China for the next few weeks. 

    28 days ago
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    So it's around a 3% mortality rate, sounds like it's treatable, no?  

    28 days ago
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    Or is this like Captain Trips?

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    sparkyman - 
    • U.S. health officials diagnosed a second patient with the China coronavirus -- a Chicago woman who returned from Wuhan with the infection.
    • They are currently monitoring 63 "patients under investigation" in the U.S.

    Stop all flights coming from China

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    SergesBeefyHopeFlaps - Im not much of a doom and gloomer, the SARS crap a few years back was a giant scare, but turned out to be insignificant for the most part.

    There is a new one every couple years.  Mad cow disease, bird flu, blah, blah, blaf

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    Lessphilling - 

    So it's around a 3% mortality rate, sounds like it's treatable, no?  


    3% sounds like everyone who is dying from it has a weakened immune system. Older, weaker, no access to proper healthcare etc.

    I don't know if there is a case yet in the news of someone healthy with good care, dying from this.

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    http://www.rogueut.com/rogueut-blog/this-is-an-emerging-rapidly-evolving-situation-and-cdc-will-provide-updated-information-as-it-becomes-available-in-addition-to-updated-guidance

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    I wonder how many will die when the hospital built in a week collapses

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    sparkyman - 
    Lessphilling - 

    So it's around a 3% mortality rate, sounds like it's treatable, no?  


    3% sounds like everyone who is dying from it has a weakened immune system. Older, weaker, no access to proper healthcare etc.

    I don't know if there is a case yet in the news of someone healthy with good care, dying from this.



    The CDC, and the world IMO, need to take all of these very seriously as they come.

    Hopefully they all just go away.

    But a pandemic could happen, and its smart to take them all seriously.
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    sparkyman - 
    Lessphilling - 

    So it's around a 3% mortality rate, sounds like it's treatable, no?  


    3% sounds like everyone who is dying from it has a weakened immune system. Older, weaker, no access to proper healthcare etc.

    I don't know if there is a case yet in the news of someone healthy with good care, dying from this.


    It is the normal thinning of the herd

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    onepunchJD - 
    sparkyman - 
    Lessphilling - 

    So it's around a 3% mortality rate, sounds like it's treatable, no?  


    3% sounds like everyone who is dying from it has a weakened immune system. Older, weaker, no access to proper healthcare etc.

    I don't know if there is a case yet in the news of someone healthy with good care, dying from this.



    The CDC, and the world IMO, need to take all of these very seriously as they come.

    Hopefully they all just go away.

    But a pandemic could happen, and its smart to take them all seriously.

    I agree with you about that.

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