This New Corona Virus originated in Wuhan city c. 31 December 2019. The virus was isolated, identified and notified worldwide unlike the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2002. Deaths reached 1800 by February 18, 2020 with 26 countries affected and 100 dead outside China. A more refined test for covid19 resulted in a sharp increase in deaths. These countries are evacuating their citizens from Wuhan. China's medical facilities are overwhelmed. Treatment primarily depends on isolating the infected patients which now requires China to build 2x 1,000 bed hospitals within two weeks. New Corona Virus may have originated c. December 8 2019 according to Dr Wuanlein, since deceased.
A worldwide medical emergency for Covid-19 was declared January 31, 2020. Covid-19 is present in all Chinese provinces with probably millions infected and person to person transmission a factor.
Covid-19 causes pneumonia, those infected develop a cough, fever and breathing difficulties, essentially viral pneumonia. Hospital admissions secure breathing support and fluids. Recovery depends on the strength of the patient's immune system. The Chinese New Year, the year of the Rat, ensures airports are a focus for the spread of the virus worldwide.
The total amount of people in China infected with Covid-19 is unknown because hundreds of people with pneumonia symptoms were turned away from hospitals because they had no room for them. The wildlife market where the first victims were infected is beside the high speed railway station where trains leave for Hong Kong and cities throughout China. A travel ban and lock down of 46 million people may have
been imposed to late because so many people left the area. The transmission of Covid-19 may have a person to person element with carriers without symptoms may have infected 100,000 people.
This is an entirely new respiratory virus about which very little is known. With 1800 deaths from 100,000 infected then the mortality rate is 0.018%. The doubling effect due to the 12 day incubation period has become apparent. The panic and hysteria is difficult to deal with. The Tokyo Olympics are under threat. this is not a pandemic because 99% of cases are in one country.
Sources:- Legion from Newspapers and Television reports