“This time I’m afraid”: SARS virologist warns Wuhan virus much worse, while China blocks second city

In this video image, the Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside the closed Hankou railway station in Wuhan, in the central province of Hubei, on Thursday 23 January. China shut down the city of over 11 million people on Thursday in an unprecedented attempt to prove contain a new deadly...

“People are afraid”: workers who have faced SARS hope that the “harsh” lessons of the 2003 epidemic will help Canada resist coronavirus

VANCOUVER - For Randy Wax, an ICU specialist, there are two generations of health workers in Canada: "There are those who were there during SARS and they remember it vividly, and those who were at school at the time."Those like Wax who were there remember the determination to help people...

Vaccine makers draw on the virus-led rally to raise money

Small vaccine developers who saw their stocks take off on Tuesday due to growing concern about the new coronavirus are using the show to raise funds. Novavax Inc. NVAX, -27.80% in 2013 he developed a vaccine for Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS), which is also a coronavirus. On Tuesday after...

What is Canada’s risk level for a Chinese coronavirus outbreak? Experts say it is unclear – National

Experts who monitor the spread of the new Chinese coronavirus say that Canada's risk level for an outbreak is not yet clear, but it is a level that can evolve and increase as global infections continue to skyrocket. The story continues below According to dr. Kamran Khan, one of the...

Coronavirus infections in China feared to be more prevalent than officially reported

updated January 23, 2020 1:48:46 am Hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan are reportedly dealing with a huge number of sick patients, increasing fears that the new coronavirus is spreading faster than official reports suggest. Key points:Officials confirmed 440 virus cases and nine deathsHowever, Wuhan's medical staff say they...

Singapore extends coronavirus screening to all flights entering China – Southeast Asia

Singapore authorities began checking all arriving passengers on flights from China on Wednesday as the city-state stepped up measures to combat the spread of flu-like fast-spreading coronavirus. Singapore, a global travel hub, began checking passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, this month. The...

The death toll of the Chinese coronavirus rises to 9 with 440 confirmed cases: health officials – national

The death toll from a new influenza-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, reports from Chinese health authorities as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public meetings in the province of Hubei.Another 2,197 cases of close contact with patients had...