Brazil announced its first case of coronavirus today, marking the first time the virus has been reported in South America.
The coronavirus outbreak — which started in the city of Wuhan in China — has now spread to six of the world’s seven continents. It has not yet reached Antarctica.
Here’s a look at the virus across the world:
- Africa: Algeria confirmed its first case of coronavirus yesterday. Egypt has also reported a case.
- Asia: The vast majority of cases — and deaths — are in mainland China. Cases have been reported throughout Asia, with concentrations in South Korea and on board a cruise ship pocked in Japan. In the Middle East, Iran has reported least 139 cases. The total official number of deaths due to coronavirus in Iran stands at 15.
- Australia: The country has confirmed a total of 22 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Saturday, officials said.
- Europe: Europe’s biggest outbreak is in Italy, where over 320 have been infected and 12 have died.
- North America: At least 59 Americans have tested positive for coronavirus, US health officials say. Cases have also been reported in Canada.
US preparations are sketchy at best.
Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
“Caronavirus”. If he would learn how to spell it, it would give the nation more confidence that he actually cares about this potential pandemic.
But he is giving a press conference this evening at 6 pm.
STOP IT https://t.co/mRD91sDq7s— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 26, 2020
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Cases are now reported in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Spain & Switzerland. STOP LYING ABOUT THE DANGER. With 14 day incubation period, it’s hard to detect & kill rate is 20 times deadlier than the flu.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 26, 2020
Also it’s spelled coronavirus, not Caronavirus. https://t.co/TLeZjpp6pF
The Trump Administration has slashed CDC funding and left positions charged with managing pandemics vacant.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 26, 2020
The budget request for Coronavirus funding shows they still don’t understand the magnitude of the threat.
The House will pass a real plan. https://t.co/MCKnGKu6Ee
I cannot believe that @CNBC allowed @larry_kudlow to spread disinformation that will endanger Americans. The CDC clearly stated that we need to prepare for an outbreak and this Trump sycophant says it's all ok https://t.co/txpZnu4CQ5— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) February 25, 2020
Andy Slavitt (Former Medicare, Medicaid & ACA head for Obama) is right:
The skills needed for a good czar are bureaucratic, not subject-matter specific. You need someone with WH and exec branch experience, not a scientist. Will someone like that take it? Unclear. Will it even work in the current chaotic WH? Also very unclear.— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) February 26, 2020
After a two-day, almost 2000 point drop, the Dow has rebounded 350 points this morning, somewhat calming fears of a coronavirus recession. But many investors are on edge.
So does CDC not recommend masks because they don't work (let's assume we're talking N95 masks not the little tissue paper things) or for some other reason? If they don't work why are they crucial for health workers and caretakers? If some other reason, what? pic.twitter.com/FTOVmyGUwd— Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh) February 26, 2020