Thursday, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO after 1st person-to-person US case reported

Thanks to Jonny for the news!

via ABC News.
The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern at a news conference Thursday in Geneva.

This is only the sixth time such an emergency has been declared, with past examples including the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Zika virus.

The WHO reserves the designation for "extraordinary events" that pose a public health risk by threatening to spread internationally.

The first case of human-to-human coronavirus transmission in the U.S. has been confirmed, in a patient in Illinois, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

Hmm.  No big deal?  WHO just declared this a global health emergency and some will still say no big deal.

The normalcy bias is real.

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