CDC Quarantines 195 US Citizens, Prepares for Pandemic

Mish

The CDC Issued a 14-day quarantine on US citizens it rescued from China.

Reuters reports Nearly 200 Americans Repatriated from China Placed Under Quarantine.

“We are preparing as if this is the next pandemic, but we are hoping that is not the case,” said Nancy Messonnier, director of National Center For Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in a telephone interview from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC announced the 14-day quarantine order, which applies to 195 repatriated individuals, a day after the U.S. State Department issued its strongest warning against travel to China due to an epidemic of the new virus, which has claimed more than 200 lives.

CDC officials said they were waiting for test results to determine if any of the individuals had the virus but had issued the quarantine order, the agency’s first in 50 years, out of an abundance of caution.

China Chide "Mean" US

In the ridiculous comment of the day, China Chides 'Mean' U.S. for Travel Warning as Virus Impact Spreads.

“Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan,” the U.S. State Department said, raising the warning for China to the same level as Afghanistan and Iraq.

“The World Health Organization urged countries to avoid travel restrictions, but very soon after that, the United States did the opposite,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. “It’s truly mean.”

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated in a series of tweets on Friday that his organisation had confidence in China’s capacity to control the 2019-nCoV virus.

My Comment on the WHO Yesterday

Given the repeated asinine comments today, I believe F WHO is spot on.

The best way to stop the spread of a pandemic is to not let it get started in the first place. That means travel bans and quarantines.

China proves what happens when you get behind the curve.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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ksdude69
ksdude69

"Thousands sick and many deaths"

"Abundance of caution".

There's an abundance alright, but caution isn't the right word.

michiganmoon
michiganmoon

This will impact the economy. My wife's company has a facility in China that is closed for at least two more weeks and likely longer. Orders might not get fulfilled and they have to pay the workers for hiding in their homes.

A worker there says it is worse than the government is letting on. I have a student whose aunt just returned from China and she said it is 10 times worse than what the government is saying.

Meanwhile, I have coworkers who think it is xenophobic to want to shut down travel between China and the world.

Jackula
Jackula

Behind the scenes preparations are ramping up here in the states regardless of the propaganda on the mainstream news. Trump needs to halt flights out of "hot" areas ASAP!

Russell J
Russell J

There is no way all this is happening because 200 + people died of a new flu virus over a 2 week time frame, during flu season, in a nation of 1 billion.

The mortality rate must be terrifying to get this kind of reaction.

This is definitely gonna cause some supply line disruptions. China makes or has a hand in the making of almost everything. China makes something like 90% of the worlds tires. In 10-15 months life will be a little different.

I'm calling it, THIS IS A BLACK SWAN EVENT. A WUHAN SWAN!!

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

What happens in China...
does not stay in China.

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

There is no way to stop this thing.

India is next. Then Africa then Europe then South America working its way up though Mexico.

We will all be infected.

I wonder what the long term problems associated with this thing are? Could it end up being HIV like that you never actually clear it?

We will all figure out together.

St. Funogas
St. Funogas

What's torquing my jaw about this quarantine is that it was a quarantine all along, they just refused to call it that. Go read any of the news stories about it since they landed and it's all minced words. As soon as one of the 195 decided to exercise their "right" to leave the base, then they decided to call it what it really was, a quarantine. This is not a good way to get off on the right foot with the American people, lying to us as usual, mincing words, and the usual BS. Why can't the US Government just cut the crap for once and treat us like adults? I'm now taking every single thing they say about this nCoV with a grain of salt, just like I do with China.

HYDRODAM
HYDRODAM

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 31, 2020 15:56 ET (20:56 GMT)

Alanki
Alanki

No idea why when it comes to China, all the commenters gone shrill, like blaming H1n1 on China as well

Pandemic H1N1 2009 Overview
Cases of pH1N1 2009 influenza were first identified in mid-April 2009 in California and soon thereafter in Texas and Mexico (CDC 2009: Swine influenza A [H1N1] infection in two children—southern California, March-April 2009; CDC 2009:Update: swine influenza A [H1N1] infections—California and Texas). The earliest recognized case occurred in Mexico with illness onset on Mar 17, 2009 (CDC 2009: Outbreak of swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus infection—Mexico, March-April 2009).

magoomba
magoomba

Market close until Tuesday now.
Have Happy Superbowl.
So solly.
Turn out vilus 100% fatal. All die.
China be all ghost by 2022.
Amelicans have to learn make things for self by then if still alive.
So solly.

alanking
alanking

4 more days for Mish's prediction of 100000 infected..., oh, we don't have real facts anywhere, so it could be 1000000 as well.

Bring_The_Logic
Bring_The_Logic

Jan 2, 41 patients were sick enough to be admitted to the hospital in China. As of Jan 22, 2020, 28 (68%) of 41 patients have been discharged and six (15%) patients have died.

Other reports indicate ~20% of cases are considered "severe" and require hospitalization. So 15% of the 20% that are hospitalized means about 3% mortality once you get the virus.

That makes me feel much less anxious - other than the thought that the virus is going to pretty much infect everyone.

DeeDee3
DeeDee3

The Mayor of New York announced our first possible case where there is a strong suspicion of Coronavirus. In his announcement he said it can only be contracted by close contact (living with someone for example). His advisors completely dropped the ball here. He said it doesn't live on hard surfaces. Many other experts disagree. The only reason to wash your hands before you eat is to avoid consuming things you pick up when you touch them. I am baffled and completely dumbfounded by this but I think his people must have confused the criteria for high index of suspicion and actual bona fide transmission routes.