Monday, February 10, 2020

This Could Make You Paranoid

2/8/20 Associated Press:
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs but were not placed in isolation. A doctor tending to those patients has stopped coming to work, and health workers have been ordered not to speak publicly about the new virus that has killed hundreds around the world.

1 comment:

StormCchaser said...

A lot of Chinese travel to and from Africa, because of China's many commercial interests there. The biggest concern for 2019-nCoV I have seen from epidemiologists is it getting loose in Africa, because of the poor to non-existent public health infrastructure, and (as with Ebola) poor security situation in some countries.

So yeah... scary.

The good news: it can be kept from breaking loose here, but only by quarantining affected countries (as is being done with China to a significant extent).