The more we learn about this mysterious new coronavirus, the more frightening this outbreak becomes. As you will see below, we are now told that the incubation period of this virus "can be around two weeks." That means there could be countless people around the world who carry this virus without even knowing it. In fact, a woman who returned to Chicago from China on January 13 had no symptoms when she arrived. Then, even if she had been "examined" at the airport, they would have let her pass anyway. But now it has been confirmed that she has the Chinese coronavirus, and she is in the hospital right now…
A woman from Chicago who returned from a visit to China earlier this month was diagnosed with the respiratory coronavirus that made hundreds of people sick in China, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
The woman, who is 60, remained hospitalized on Friday and her condition had stabilized, said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, in a press call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The woman traveled to Wuhan, China, at the end of December and on January 13 she returned to Chicago, Arwady said.
Could it be possible that there are many more people who have flown from China to the United States in recent weeks that will become "confirmed cases" in the next few days?
And in the meantime, how many others are potentially exposed to the virus?
According to the CBS subsidiary in Chicago, health officials now tell us that "the incubation period for some may be around two weeks" …
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the patient is 60 years old and traveled to Wuhan in late December. She flew back to Chicago on January 13.
Authorities said she showed no symptoms when she arrived. The incubation period for some may be around two weeks.
That should definitely send a shiver to your spine.
Some people could literally be walking for two weeks before they realize they have the virus. That makes it an ideal disease to spread throughout the world very quickly.
Here in the United States, this outbreak could explode soon. According to the CDC, "63 patients in 22 states" are currently being evaluated …
Nationally, more than 2,000 people had been screened for the virus until Thursday, and 63 patients in 22 states were being investigated on Friday due to possible signs of the virus, according to the CDC.
And we just learned that this virus has officially arrived in Europe. The following comes from CNBC…
France confirmed on Friday its first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient hospitalized in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.
Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said in a press conference that these were the first two confirmed cases in Europe and that more cases are likely to occur in France.
Subsequently, officials announced that a third case has now been confirmed in France.
Of course, China remains the epicenter of this outbreak.
The Chinese government has announced that there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases so far and the official death toll has reached 41.
And it has also been announced that the virus has now spread to "29 of the 31 provinces of China"…
Chinese state media confirmed Friday that the coronavirus, which is spreading from the city of Wuhan, has now infected 29 of China's 31 provinces, a concession critic will likely take as confirmation that the Chinese government has not been honest about how quickly the disease spreads.
In other words, this is now a national crisis in China.
The outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and evidence continues to emerge that conditions in that city are much worse than what the Chinese government publicly admits.
In recent days, video after video has been posted on social networks that show Wuhan residents literally "Collapse in the streets"…
Disturbing videos have emerged that claim to show people collapsing in the streets of the Chinese city in the center of the new outbreak of coronavirus.
Dozens of videos labeled as coming from Wuhan show people lying in the street after collapsing where they stand or attended by doctors while people with facial masks rush to help.
And as I wrote about the other day, hospitals in Wuhan they are absolutely overwhelmed for hordes of patients seeking treatment. Many end up being sent home because there are not enough hospital beds for everyone.
To say that the medical system in Wuhan was not "prepared" for something like this would be a massive euphemism. According to a woman who claims to be a nurse, things are so bad that the bodies of those who died from the disease "They are being neglected in a corridor" in one of the city's hospitals …
It has been revealed that the corpses of the coronavirus victims are being neglected in a corridor of a hospital flooded with patients in Wuhan while the Chinese city is devastated by the deadly infection.
The chilling scene, captured by a woman who claims to be a nurse, was published today in the country's social network, but was quickly censored.
And that same woman continued to affirm that the number of confirmed cases is being suppressed on purpose…
In the publication, the self-proclaimed nurse accused hospitals of covering up the truth of the epidemic, claiming that doctors refused to issue formal diagnoses to patients with coronavirus to keep the number of confirmed cases at a lower level.
She said her husband had had a fever for eight days and was found to have a lung infection, but no hospital was willing to receive it.
Of course, she is not the only one who reports on the deplorable conditions in the city.
According to a doctor in Wuhan who was interviewed by BBC News, there are "Thousands of patients" who have had to wait "for hours" before a doctor can finally see them …
A doctor in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said thousands of patients were waiting for hours to see doctors.
The doctor at a Wuhan hospital told BBC News that there had been "an alarming rate of spread" of the deadly novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, in the last two weeks in the city.
What a nightmare.
The Chinese government has chosen to respond to this crisis by closing city after city.
According to Eunice Yoon of CNBC, 16 major cities with a total population of 46 million people are now in quarantine …
China restricts the pop of 16 cities. 46mln!
Wuhan: 11 mln
Jingmen: 3 mln
Huangshi: 2.5 mln
Ezhou: 1 mln
We had never seen China do something like that before.
The authorities do not yet use the term "pandemic" to describe this outbreak, but it seems that it may only be a matter of time before that begins to happen.
And although "detection" efforts are being implemented at airports around the world, the truth is that it can be quite difficult to determine who has this virus and who does not. In fact, Mike Adams of Natural News reports that this virus is even spreading "among people who show non-respiratory symptoms" …
The coronavirus is spreading among people who show non respiratory Symptoms This means that the detection of the virus carriers will be extremely difficult, since almost all health officials around the world look for respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and breathing difficulties.
Some carriers of this rapidly spreading coronavirus strain do not show fever or cough, but show symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting and chest pains.
Therefore, if the authorities only look for people with "respiratory symptoms", they could be losing countless others who are actually carrying the disease.
A time of great global chaos now has begun, and life as you have known it is beginning to change.
And as bad as things are, the truth is that the rest of the year promises to be even more chaotic.