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Mar 25, 2020 01:33 PM (UTC)
Case of Hantavirus in China sparks fears of a parallel pandemic on twitter

According to the Global Times, an English-language Chinese news paper, a man died of Hantavirus in the Chinese Yunnan province. The corresponding tweet made by the newspaper, tagged #Hantavirus, gained a high number of retweets and comments due to the fear of a pandemic parallel to COVID-19. According to the CDC these fears are unnecessary since the Hantavirus can only be transmitted directly from rodents and cannot be transmitted from one person to another.

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Mar 14, 2020 04:56 PM (UTC)
Professor from John Hopkins University claims that number of US Covid-19 cases is higher than announced

Dr. Marty Makary from the John Hopkins University claims that for every person that has been positively tested for the coronavirus, multiple untested but infected people are out there. He thinks that the US has between "50,000 and half a million cases". Even his lowest estimation is way higher than the official number of over 1,600 confirmed cases. He also criticizes the CDC - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - for not rolling out the testing fast enough and even using the wrong testing system.

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Mar 09, 2020 10:43 PM (UTC)
Northern California nurse that got in contact with coronavirus patient got denied testing

The National Nurses President Deborah Burger read out a statement from a nurse that says she is sick and in quarantine after caring for an infected patient. She says the National CDC so far is not initiating the test since she wore the recommended protective equipment and therefore she "wouldn't have the coronavirus". Later the National CDC said they have a problem with her identifier number.

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Mar 09, 2020 10:43 PM (UTC)
White House overruled Center for Disease Control and Prevention's advice that old people should not fly

While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention wanted to recommend that people of higher age and people that are physically fragile should not fly, the White House overturned the plans. The air travel recommendation was removed following an inside source of the Associated Press.