Wuhan pneumonia

Top medical journal: Wuhan probably contains 130,000 infected

Scientists from Hong Kong University have made public a report indicating that the Chinese city of Wuhan is likely to be home to more than 130,000 people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV.

The report was published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. To identify how many individuals are likely to be suffering from the illness, the researchers used data on the number of cases exported from Wuhan to find the rate of infection for the disease. The scientists then applied that rate to the population exposed to the virus.

The researchers predicted that epidemics are growing exponentially now in multiple major cities of China, with a lag time behind Wuhan of about 1-2 weeks.… Read the rest

Chinese shoppers begin stripping Sydney shelves of health, medical supplies

Disturbing images have emerged on social media of empty supermarket shelves in the Sydney CBD as shoppers clear them out of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitiser and face masks.

The images were uploaded on the evening of January 27, and follow on from images of Chinese supermarkets stripped bare by panicked citizens in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak this month.

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