Sunday 8 March 2020

Covid-19: Day 69: Mar 8th: 10% of cases need intensive-care: Italy quarantines 16 million: US’ Medical Terrorism against Iran: CDC has tested JUST 1,583: Spread by air-conditioning? Hospital Beds In The US Will Be Filled 'By About May 8th'

Covid-19: Day 69: Mar 8th: Summary

Countries affected worldwide, 95 and stable. Total confirmed cases 105,770 with 4,137 of them in a critical condition. The death toll stands at 3,569 at a rate of 3.37%

NOT ENOUGH BEDS! Italy warns Europe, 10 per cent of all those infected with coronavirus need intensive care. Italian doctors have warned medics across Europe to “get ready” for coronavirus in a letter revealing up to 10 per cent of all those infected with coronavirus need intensive care, with hospitals becoming overwhelmed. The letter, seen by The Independent, reveals the scale of the impact on hospitals in Italy where 5,883 patients have been infected with the virus and 233 people have died as of 6pm on Saturday. Independent

Lockdown! Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people. Italy's prime minister has said at least 16 million people are now under lock-down in Lombardy region and also in 14 provinces until early April. The dramatic escalation in the country's efforts to contain the new coronavirus will close gyms, pools, museums and ski resorts. BBC

Supermarkets begin RATIONING IN THE UK as they limit the amount of pasta, baked beans and hand sanitiser customers can buy to stop shelves being stripped in coronavirus panic Customers at Tesco will be limited to five items on a number of disaster goods, including dry pasta & UHT milk Hand sanitisers, tins of baked beans, medicines like Calpol, and hand sanitisers are all the rationed list Footage from Saturday shows frantic shoppers stripping shelves bare of in-demand items across the country. DM

Thousands held on a cruise ship off US west coast as scientists say: ‘This is now a pandemic’ Warning after 21 test positive on the liner, while in Spain police lockdown blocks of flats and in China, a quarantine-hotel collapses. There are more than 3,500 people, including 140 Britons, on the ship. Two of those who tested positive were passengers, while the other 19 were crew members. Guardian

Zarif Urges World to Condemn US’ Medical Terrorism against Iran: “Trump is maliciously tightening US' illegal sanctions with aim of draining Iran's resources needed in the fight against COVID19—while our citizens are dying from it,” Zarif tweeted on Saturday, lashing out at Washington for its politicized and inhuman approach to the spread of coronavirus in the world.
“The world can no longer be silent as US Economic Terrorism is supplanted by its Medical Terrorism,” the top diplomat urged the international community to not remain silent in the face of the US’ savagery. Fars

Trump to keep holding rallies as coronavirus surges nationwide. US President Donald Trump has signalled that he does not plan to stop campaign rallies in spite of the increasing number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus. Speaking on Saturday night at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump said his campaign events would continue even as a case was confirmed for the first time within miles of the White House. PressTV

Around 70 people were trapped after the hotel in China's Fujian province collapsed

Rescuers race to save 30 people still trapped in a collapsed five-star hotel in China being used to quarantine coronavirus victims Around 70 people were trapped after the hotel in China's Fujian province collapsed Xinjia Hotel in Quanzhou city collapsed around 7:30pm (11:30 GMT) on Saturday Around 23 people had been rescued by 9pm, according to local government No reason for the collapse was given and rescue efforts are said to be ongoing. DM

CDC has tested JUST 1,583 people for coronavirus. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn told reporters at the White House that figure would increase as more tests are shipped nationwide to address demand. But officials made clear that an individual could be tested only if it was approved by a doctor or public health official, contradicting President Trump’s previous claims about test availabilityThe Hill

DO NOT BE CALM! Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York as state coronavirus cases soar to 89. Remaining “calm” is not a priority — testing is, he said. “I’m not urging calm,” Cuomo said, in a shot at those who have repeatedly called for calm in the face of recent COVID-19-roiled stock market swings. “I’m urging reality,” the governor said at a noon press conference in Albany. NYP

All Hospital Beds In The US Will Be Filled With Patients 'By About May 8th'. A sobering analysis of how coronavirus is likely to impact the US healthcare system suggests that hospitals will be quickly overwhelmed with patients and that all available beds will be filled by around May 8th if the virus tracks with Italy's figures and 10% of patients require an ICU. Zerohedge 

VIDEO: Coronavirus panic shoppers throw punches over toilet paper — another tasered! The prospect of a scarcity of toilet paper during the coronavirus confusion is leading some panicked shoppers to throw slaps and punches. In Farnborough, England, shoppers swarmed full pallets of rolls, with some buying it in such large quantities, it spilt out of their carts. Crowd control agents had to maintain order. TAM

WHAT, ANOTHER ONE? Another coronavirus cruise stuck at sea: Up to 4,000 passengers are trapped on a ship off the coast of California to wait for the test results of just ONE sick person The Carnival Panorama cruise ship has been docked in Long Beach, California, and passengers are being ordered to stay on the boat while the woman, a guest on the ship, is tested for the deadly disease The US citizen was transported off the ship that morning to a local hospital to be tested The Centers for Disease Control ordered that all passengers stay on the ship pending results of the test Officials insisted the steps were being taken 'out of an abundance of caution' and that the woman had not. DM

Coronavirus could be spread by air-conditioning and may be more contagious than previously thought, scientists believe after finding traces of the virus in hospital air-duct The rooms of three coronavirus patients were tested in a Singapore hospital The room of a 'mild' infectee had trace amounts of the virus in an air vent. DM

Chinese business leaders leave lights on at work to fake country's 'recovery' from coronavirus so they don't fall foul of officials Whistleblowers claim Chinese business leaders are faking workforce 'recovery' Companies are leaving machinery and lights on because officials are checking power consumption levels Zhejiang Province has 'restored 98.6% of its pre-coronavirus work capacity' They would 'would rather small bit of money on power than irritate local officials'. DM

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