Saturday 28 March 2020

Covid-19: Day 89: Mar 28th: Almost 600,000 cases: Cases in Italy overtake China as US infections pass 100,000: Countries affected 184 of 195: Rise in domestic violence and child abuse: Hubei Residents Riot After Quarantine Lifted

Every evening this week, Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, has been beaming out messages about the coronavirus outbreak - "Stay at Home" one evening, "Hope" the next. BBC

Countries affected 184/195. The USA confirms 104,901 cases. Total confirmed cases at almost 600,000 with almost 12,000 of them in a critical condition. A dubious number of deaths is at 26,969 at a rate of 4.6%.

Cases in Italy overtake China as US infections pass 100,000 Trump invokes Defence Production Act; Syria introduces travel restrictions; The UK, Spain, Italy see the biggest daily rise in deaths. Follow the latest updates. Guardian

Lockdowns around the world bring a rise in domestic violence and child abuse. Activists say a pattern of increasing abuse is repeated in countries from Brazil to Germany, China to Greece. Guardian

What is the REAL death rate for the coronavirus?
Figures reveal just 0.6% of patients in Germany die but the rate in Italy is higher than 10% because of a stark difference in testing regimes.
Italy, the worst affected country in the world, has a massive 11.3 per cent fatality rate - more than 9,100 people have died there

Countries which only test seriously ill patients will have higher death rates. DM

How America has the world's biggest and fastest-growing coronavirus outbreak: New US virus cases- per-day overtake Italy and are higher than China ever admitted New figures reveal that coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States are outpacing both Italy and China
The US now has more cases of COVID-19 - 92,000 infections - than any other country, as well as 1,300 deaths Italy has the second-highest number of cases at 86,498 and China has the third highest with 81,430 A total of 12 states have already surpassed 1,500 cases each - no area outside Hubei in China reached that New York's death toll is doubling nearly every 1.5 days compared to the worst-hit region of Italy, Lombardy, which saw a doubling every three days
At the peak of China's outbreak, officials recorded 3,892 new cases compared to the US, which recorded more than 16,000 new cases on March 26. DM

Italy's deaths spike by 969 - its biggest one-day tally yet - to 9,134 as country warns coronavirus has still NOT peaked and lockdown that has already lasted 19 days will have to be extended The 969 new deaths bring Italy's death toll from 8,165 to 9,134, up 11.9 per cent The total number of infections rose by 5,959, taking the total from 80,539 to 86,498 It puts Italy in an unwanted lead over China which has registered 81,897 cases DM

An Italian priest wearing a face mask hands out bags of food to homeless and poor people who were queuing up in Italy today.

Anarchy in China: Hubei Residents Riot After Quarantine Lifted; Police Beaten With Their Own Shield, Cop Cars Overturned. Residents of Hubei province in China teamed up with their local police force to battle the police from neighbouring Jiangxi province - who set up a roadblock on the Yangtze River Bridge to prevent the people of Hubei from crossing and returning to work.  ZH

Blame Game... Confusion over Iran waiver as Russia blames the US for virus flare-up: Russia has called for the urgent removal of US sanctions against Iran, arguing that the bans have led to the flare-up of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. PTV

Blame Game: The US willing to risk its own population to launch biological war: Analyst. There is increasing evidence that the global coronavirus pandemic is a US biological warfare against other nations, despite the threat to America’s own population, says an American writer and former professor. PTV

Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco. While families' cats and dogs are enjoying the upside of spending days with their owners working from home during the coronavirus shutdown, wild coyotes in San Francisco are reportedly also taking advantage of the benefits of a suddenly empty city. SFGATE

Finland blocks roads to Helsinki to curb coronavirus spread. Reuters

Coronavirus in NY: Video shows disturbing, crowded hospital ER. NYP

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Larry said...

Not sure why you would use PTV, an Iranian news source, for unfounded conspiracy ideas regarding SARS-CoV-2. Their only evidence is an American guy pushing his website.

That means I can do the same thing, if all it takes is to agree with Iran on blaming the Great Satan for something, have a few degrees, and build a website. I can show up on Iranian and Russian state propaganda sites, and have my message disseminated by others such as yourself.

You have a great site, Gary, and I love your use of many valuable references, and I see it is a lot of work for you. I appreciate this site, and that you are back!

Anonymous said...

I think Gary's goal might be to get views from all sides, independent from any 'trust' we put into particular countries' reporting.

Here in the US, I hear the same reporting over and over again from MSM and I am lacking a depth in reporting I obtain from independent journalists; MSM is even misinforming the public by for example dismissing as fraud safe and proven effective treatments that cost almost nothing; e.g., vitamin C IV and if we can't get IV, oral vitamin C.

So, I for one, appreciate this information sourcing, as we can see the views of other nations and not only from those we're usually 'rooting' for. We could lean a lot by listening to voices we usually don't listen to (this is at least true for me and the reason, why e.g., I recovered from Lyme disease).

Gary Walton said...

Glad you recovered, my wife has Lyme disease, do you have some tips?