Last flight from Wuhan

The US government stages a Last Flight from Saigon for the Americans caught up in the Wuhan Quarantine:

All aboard the Virus Express!

Japan and France are also pulling their people out. The UK and Australia are considering it.

One California-based angel investor raises a salient point:

China quarantines an entire city to stop a deadly virus from spreading. America decides to take people with “greater risk” direct to SFO.

A better plan may be to send these folks supplies so they can shelter in place. Airlifting them out into a commercial airport is not smart.

Related:

Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Sunday the infected person presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling well and is currently receiving medical attention.

The person is a returning traveler from Wuhan City, China. The case came on the heels of confirmed cases in Orange County, California, Washington state and Chicago.

Update!

Authorities on Sunday confirmed the fifth known case of the new coronavirus in the U.S.

The newly identified case was out of Maricopa, Ariz., Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director of National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Nancy Messonier told reporters.

The confirmation follows two confirmed cases reported Sunday out of California. Cases in California have been confirmed in Orange County and in Los Angeles, according to the CDC.

Meanwhile, in Canada:

Breaking: Federal health officials say the Toronto man who has the coronavirus was symptomatic on the airplane last week when he was returning to Canada. Efforts are now underway to reach passengers who may have been in contact with him.

Health officials stress the risks to the public remain low. This virus is transmitted by droplets, i.e. when a person coughs or sneezes. People in close proximity to the infected patient, i.e. those seated next to him or immediately in front/behind may be at an increased risk

Work is being done to contact those seated within two metres of the Toronto man infected with #nCoV2019 on the plane. People who simply waked past him in the airport likely face no risk. The man flew China Southern Airlines flight CZ311 from Guangzhou to Toronto on Jan. 21.

The man took private transportation home and had limited contact with anyone after arriving home. He called 911 the next day after he developed a cough, fever and other symptoms. Toronto health officials are monitoring his family members for the next ~14 days.

What’s going in the UK?

Government officials were last night searching for some 2,000 people who flew from Wuhan to the UK over the past fortnight.

The Department of Health and the Border Force were scrambling to track down those who might not have shown any symptoms when they landed, but could still have been carrying the coronavirus.

There are usually three flights a week from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, meaning up to 2,500 passengers and crew arrived over the two-week period, though some will have already left the country.

Guess that Wuhan quarantine wasn’t exactly airtight:

About 5 million people left #Wuhan because of the Spring Festival and #pneumonia outbreak, Mayor of Wuhan, Zhou Xianwang, said on Sunday.

One thought on “Last flight from Wuhan

  1. Spreading lies about the Coronavirus is an example of thinly-veiled racism. You Americans will not be happy till the whole world looks like Kuwait!

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