By February 11, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus: Coming to an end?; Over 1000 deaths

Worry grew on Tuesday that the extent of economic disruption from China’s coronavirus outbreak was being underestimated as the death toll in the world’s second-largest economy from the epidemic soared past 1,000. Companies struggled to get back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday while hundreds of Chinese firms said they would need billions of dollars in loans to stay afloat. Layoffs also began despite assurances by President Xi Jinping that widespread sackings would be avoided. CLICK on here to read more.

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting a peak in China this month and may be over by April, the government’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, in the latest assessment of an epidemic that has rattled the world.In an interview with Reuters, Zhong Nanshan, an 83-year-old epidemiologist who won fame for combating the SARS epidemic in 2003, shed tears about doctor Li Wenliang who died last week after being reprimanded for raising the alarm.
 But Zhong was optimistic the new outbreak would soon slow, with the number of new cases already declining in some places.The peak should come in middle or late February, followed by a plateau and decrease, Zhong said, basing the forecast on mathematical modeling, recent events and government action. CLICK on here to read more.

Articles from the Jerusalem Post.

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