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Coronavirus Epidemic Update 24: Infections in Italy, Transmissibility, COVID-19 Symptoms

February 24, 2020

welcome to another MedCram lecture
we’re talking about czars to Cove or Cove at 19 this update is for February
24 2020 a lot has happened over the weekend and we’ve got a lot of stuff to
talk about not the least of which is Italy and South Korea but before I get
to that I just wanted to go over where I think med cram fits into this whole
thing because there’s a lot of news sources out there you can read a lot of
things on the internet about a lot of aspects of the coronavirus and what I
think a niche that make cram serves and will continue to do this is to take the
medical aspect of this and try to explain it as best as we can because I
think that’s our wheelhouse where did this coronavirus come from what are the
true numbers what are the political ideological aspects of it we try to stay
away from that kind of stick to the medical information that’s coming out
and try to explain it to you as best as possible so with that being said here’s
the map from the johns hopkins site we can see here that the total confirmed
cases are increasing although not as fast as they were total deaths are also
increasing but not as fast as they were totally recovered seem also to be kind
of leveling off there is a site here in the link where it says Lancet article
and I want to go to that to show you what they are doing over there at The
Lancet they have a number of articles they also have their own graphs where
they compare the whu-oh the chinese CDC and the Johns Hopkins University site
but one of the things I want you to look at is this related hub and that is the
kovat 19 Resource Center that’s at the bottom this is where you can get updates
on interesting articles that are published across the lancets platform
The Lancet of course being a very reputable Medical Journal the other
place that I wanted you to look was this site from nucleus wealth they have a lot
of different graphs on this site and we’ll leave a link in the description
below they’ve got for instance some graphs that I haven’t seen before which
shows here the change in cases based on the season so the winter countries
obviously are having an increase where the summer countries are not of course
there may be some confounders here because a lot of the countries that are
having an increase happened to me next to China and of course there in the
northern hemisphere and so they’re currently in winter but you can see here
a number of the different graphs we’ve got the doubling time which I had not
seen before and then one of the graphs that I thought was really interesting
was total deaths of course but then this issue that’s been brought up all
throughout the last month or so which is the mortality rate using lag periods and
so what they did on this graph is that if you were to delay for days
what does mortality look like it is doing in the rest of China a delay of
eight days a delay of 12 days you can see they’re all kind of leveling out
here as time goes along just below 1% for the mortality or the case fatality
rate however in Hubei Province doing the same kind of analysis you can see that
we’re coming up with a different mortality rate if you look at these
numbers based on this if you looked at world excluding China and Iran the
mortality rate using different lag periods you can see we’re back to around
2 to 3 percent and of course there’s more analysis and just like any good
site they gave their data sources so I thought this was a good site to add to
your armamentarium for those of you who are liking to look at the kovat 19
statistics course our favorite one that we always go to is the world ometer
which gives us the updated coronavirus cases deaths and recovered our active
cases closed cases another reason why I like to use this site is because if you
scroll down below all of the country specific data you will see an update and
this is very helpful so let’s go through this of course the Italy outbreak being
the biggest over the weekend there’s 78 new cases as of today and one
new death in Italy this was a woman being treated for cancer there’s four
new cases new Voter Gamow the two new cases in Venice and a seventy year old
male in Valtellina and a couple in Turin who visited their child at the Regina
margarita Hospital yesterday those are all new cases we’ve got 114 cases in
Lombardy 25 cases in Veneto and you can see the other ones trailing up at least
26 patients are in critical condition in the
intensive care unit and if you look at that number 26 and divide it by the
number of cases that are there which is quite substantial it is coming out to a
little bit more than we would expect to see in the intensive care unit we have
11 towns 50,000 people placed in lockdown and we have the Armed Forces
and the police forces that have been mobilized to form an insurmountable
health belt as they call it and they’re going to be sentencing people if they
break that roadblock to up to three months in prison so they’re very serious
one of the things that’s been interesting to see is how different
countries deal with this issue and some of the quotes as well there is a Walter
Ricci Rd of the w-h-o adding that within two weeks we will know if we’re facing
an epidemic and that we should avoid crowded places over the next two weeks
so what they have done is they’re movie theaters are closed more than forty
football matches have been postponed there are games there are fashion shows
all of which have been cancelled if we look down here to South Korea and this
is as of February 23rd 166 new cases four new deaths in South Korea and they
have risen the alert level to maximum and you can see what the cases have done
in the total cases from 31 to 58 now up to 602 and the numbers are still rolling
in at this point wanted to talk to you about this JAMA article that was
published on the 21st of February now the issue has been containing this virus
and one of the ways to contain the virus is to be able to screen for it using
symptoms this is a disconcerting article showing a presumed asymptomatic carrier
transmission of Cova 19 which is the disease caused by the SARS to cover iris
what they did is they looked at a familial cluster of about five patients
with fever and respiratory symptoms who are admitted to the fifths People’s
Hospital of an yang China and one asymptomatic family member then here’s
the key and it showed that this asymptomatic carrier a twenty old woman
was living with and had close proximity to five relatives and they visited
another it allows relative and you can see this
in the figure there was no report of covin 19 at the hospital this number one
patient was isolated and observed and as of February 11 she had no elevated
temperature no self reported fever no GI symptoms or respiratory symptoms
including cough or sore throat and yet on january 26 she was positive on
testing for real-time polymerase chain reaction or RT – PC R she then once
again tested negative thereafter despite this – patients 2
through 6 developed Kovan 19 the disease forward women in ages from 42 to 57 and
none of the patients had visited Wuhan in other words they believed that they
got it through her they did develop fever and respiratory symptoms between
January 23rd and January 26 they were admitted to the hospital on the same day
all of them had rt-pcr tests for kovat 19 within one day when they looked at
these patients symptomatically they had ground-glass opacities which is the
finding on chest CT and they all had reduced lymphocyte counts which is
compatible with kovat 19 so their analysis says that on the previous study
reported an asymptomatic ten-year-old boy with Kovan 19 infection but he had
abnormalities on his chest CT if the findings in this report have presumed
transmission by an asymptomatic carrier are replicated the prevention of kovat
19 infection would prove challenging the mechanism by which asymptomatic carriers
could acquire and transmit the corona virus that causes kovin 19 requires
further study so it’s looking as though it’s going to be difficult just based on
fever symptoms and self-quarantine to be able to prevent this from spreading
based on this article now we don’t know exactly how often asymptomatic people
are carrying this virus and able to spread it but we do know that it is
possible based on this article at least one of the things that we’re going to be
talking about coming up in future updates as we mentioned before is we’re
gonna talk about the molecular biology of this new stars to cover iris I
haven’t seen much out there in terms of describing what actually happened
I’m used to having these videos made for people in the medical field people who
have an understanding of biology people understand what DNA is and RNA and
polypeptides and things of that nature but I realized that we have probably a
lot of people out there that don’t really understand the molecular biology
of the cell and what DNA polymerase is and RNA polymerase and what transfer RNA
is and what’s the difference between translation and codons and transcription
so I’m going to put a link in the description below of a nice youtube
video that describes a little bit about that of course I’m not gonna be leaving
you out in the cold so I will do a little bit of description and I will
upload a video on a primer for understanding the terminology that we’re
gonna use because what I’d like to do is go through and really step-by-step show
you what happens when the Czar’s to cover iris infects one of your cells and
exactly how does that work and how is that different from the other viruses
that were used to including HIV so we will be helping out with that
understanding thank you for joining us


  • Reply Anthony February 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    So the R0 < 4 in Wuhan according to the map where the infections are being reported are weakening as the virus moves from host to host. So how did the virus show to increase the R0 < 4.8 in Korea? I don't understand how the R0 can increase when it gets weaker as it passes from one host to another. Can you explain this or am I reading this incorrectly?

  • Reply Saitaina Malfoy February 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Not everyone who watched your vids BEFORE the outbreak we're medical professionals, some of us had no idea what you were saying then either (but let it never be said it wasn't said CLEARLY, they were words from the English science language and arranged in short, concise points that drove points home…just because those points happened to sound like Klingon to some if us doesn't mean it wasn't explained or clear).

    I have a love and facination for medicine, but a few learning disabilities and poor life choices closed that path off for study, so having videos like yours that break down concepts into bite sized little buts makes it easy to learn and enjoy my hobby of side-line ”medicalling”, while also not throwing too much at me at once.

  • Reply Ricardo Leanos February 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    I am not a medical student or in the medical profession but I have enough background knowledge to understand what is presented. I guess it is that I've always have had the taste for learning throughout life. Once again, you present it so well and concise. Many more thanks for you taking the time out of your business medical profession to inform us. 🍎

  • Reply James B. February 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Despite Thailand and South Africa being two of the most high risk / most exposed countries to visitors from China, Thailand reports few and SA no cases. I wonder if in Thailand hot weather, spicy food, decent sanitary helps prevent / kill the virus and in SA potentially the high altitude of Johannesburg of 1700 above sea level.

  • Reply John Hunter February 24, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    The John Hopkins site is now asking for JHU login details! Where else can I check reliable maps and stats (Wolrdometer has decent stats, but JHU had a better overview)?

  • Reply Lil Debbie February 24, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Serious Question: Can the corona virus be passed off to our dogs/pets?

  • Reply Nelo February 24, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Well I can't speak for everybody, but I think your channel attracts science nerds like myself. The more microbiology the better, it is fascinating.

  • Reply Silvana Split February 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I lost trust in WHO and EU.

  • Reply MumsChannel February 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Explanation of the biology would be perfect, thank you!

  • Reply CurlyAnji11 February 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Doc thanks for the interesting yet mildly nerve wracking updates!!

  • Reply Remi F February 24, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    A South China Morning Post article from Oct. 22, 2019, describes how the pork shortage from swine flu was causing people to eat traditional forms of wild meat – especially in the poor areas. Could this be a contributing factor ?

  • Reply Hisham February 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Hello Dr, thank you for your determination on this pandemic, i would like to ask is it possible for this virus to be transmitted through surfaces? Like getting it from groceries or a package from mail ?

  • Reply Heather February 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Not only is the John's Hopkins map no longer available to the public as of today, neither is that related hub you referenced. Seems info. is getting more restricted.

  • Reply utiz4321 February 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Chinese data isn't very good. Why build hospitals with 30,000 beds if the number of sick are barley growing or shrinking?

  • Reply saleem qais February 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Hello Doc, Also in Israel we have Some causes due to the Japanese ship, also due to some visitors from Korea!

  • Reply Aiva Light February 24, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you for your videos! Do you know that after today's 18 new cases in the USA Johns Hopkins CSSE doesn't let anymore to see the map without signing in!

  • Reply Henry Severo February 24, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you for your hard work.

  • Reply texasdee slinglead February 24, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I'm very interested in these primer style of videos . For fun , look at risks for folks in plumbing trade . We know we are screwed , lol .

  • Reply Darine Kezzouz February 24, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I think that what scares me the most is that it's just the begining. What it's gonna be in like..3 months?

  • Reply Tae x February 24, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Im supposed to go to Italy in 2 months….

  • Reply 666sigma February 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    4 and 8 days are too short of a lag.

  • Reply UFO SHILL February 24, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    So polygamistides and gonorrherpesyphillitisidites effect the DNA? I get it now. Thanks Doc. and Thanks Doc for giving us your time.

  • Reply Anthony Lapuma February 24, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Excellent broadcasting thanks Dr.

  • Reply Michelle Garry February 24, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    To EVERYONE: LOAD UP on Vitamin C!! In any form you can find. And elderberry.

  • Reply Miguel Martinez February 24, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    COVID19 too complicated, I'll stick with bat sars thank you

  • Reply AJPetro February 24, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    It’s funny how this virus is spreading throughout the world, and in many instances these people that have been affected have not come in contact with anyone, which leads me to believe maybe someone is planting this virus worldwide

  • Reply Seriously In Christ February 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Really confused about Iran. 61 cases reported 50 dead??? What?!

  • Reply Emanuele grecchi mateuci il pro February 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Aim 🇮🇹

  • Reply Leeann S February 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    What is the lasting damages that this virus can do to each organ of the average young healthy adult that contacts and gets through this? Lungs and heart more specifically.

  • Reply charcounsel February 24, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I wonder if anyone has looked at these non symptomatic patients to see if they have H1N1 antibodies

  • Reply TUNNEL RABBIT February 24, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    What happen to 2019-nCov? This is not SARS!

  • Reply RobRuckus65 February 24, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Hmmmm the john hopkins map now requires a login to view it.

  • Reply Tom LaVelle February 24, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I see it’s now SARS-2 Covid. Is it possible that, in the MidEast, the virus could mutate to MERS? Thanks for your wonderful information!😁

  • Reply Pat Pierce February 24, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Dr. Seheult, it seems that the Johns Hopkins Dashboard with the "arcsis" address, linked to your video series, is now requiring some sort of password or sign in to access that extremely useful, frequently updated dashboard. This link, plus the Worldometer link, have been vital sources of up to the minute info on cases of COVID-19 around the world; it now seems those of us who are not physicians with an account, can no longer access this resource. I'm crossing my fingers this represents just a temporary access restriction, rather than a new Johns Hopkins policy. Other data aggregators seem to be as much as 48-72 hours behind (if you use today, 2/24 as an example, that puts Italy's current increase in cases, to the appearance of just the first ones). Staying informed is vital for resource planning – so losing this dashboard certainly doesn't help emergency planners.

  • Reply Micheal Currie February 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Rome has a very big Chinese community. This could' the reason why there are in the situation now.

  • Reply Eric Howard February 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I couldn't view the John Hopkins data this afternoon. I am prompted for what appears to be a University login. Anyone else experience this?

  • Reply Night Knight February 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    The Johns Hopkins ArcgGIS map I (and most people) have been using now requires sign-in. I really hope this is a temporary bug and not intentional.

  • Reply 1johnmthompson February 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you for not dumbing down your lecture/lessons. It is refreshing to hear honest distilled knowledge that challenges me to grow in my knowledge. Respectfully John a Paramedic

  • Reply IAM Me February 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Heat kills the Coronavirus !! Burn, Boil, Cook and Do Not :
    Burn the air before you breath it.( Space Heaters)
    Boil all fabric items.
    Cook all meals fully.
    Do not use money (ie… Coupons or Tokens).

  • Reply BLUE DOG February 24, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Super Spreader

    Government worker
    Touching people's faces
    With the same thermometer

  • Reply Chicken Fried Bobcat February 24, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I trust the WHO to look out for human safety about as far as I can throw a wet mattress up a spiral staircase.

  • Reply aquaphotoboy February 24, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Your videos a extremely informative and easy to understand. Your language is concise and clear.
    One question, is a person is taking prep (truvada) on daily basis, do you think is possible that prep might prevent the replication is convid? Please let me know. Thank you

  • Reply Thomas Gladders February 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    I always feel better after watching these videos. Although it’s definitely concerning the numbers are somewhat comforting.

  • Reply Helen Catt February 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Oh no! Gisanddata.maps seems to be restricting access to the map and data which I have been watching carefully since this whole epidemic broke! Why?

  • Reply Mulut Anda Kotor February 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Someone from Japan was tested positive after traveling to Bali, Indonesia. But our government told the media that the man was infected with Sars-Cov-2 not Covid-19, they also told that Sars-Cov-2 and Covid-19 is two different virus! I can't belive that statement comes from The Ministry of Health itself!!

  • Reply LAURA pen February 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    I like your info a lot, I dislike doctors, you seem cool. I can't stand a doctor that tells me do this n that. It seem your a doctor that would say you need to take this. .
    I left school when I was 13. Only have been to doctor to have baby's. I'm 44.
    I don't ever get sick. I'm lucky I guess. Never have had flu or flu shot.
    Only been on antibiotics a few times for tooth stuff. I wonder if reson I don't get get is cause I let my boby take care of me.
    I eat fresh garlic raw.
    Sometimes if I feel a cold coming. It seems to work. This virus thing blows. MY SON had rsv, got it from daycare, I didn't get sick then . I've been around people that have had flu n didn't get sick. Thank got I went to school to be a cna . Universal precaution are a great thing to no. And everyone should, they should teach it in first grade.

  • Reply Ba Contrails February 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    No hawaii updates.

  • Reply Mattaniah Matt February 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Your patient Zero is an Mosquito!!! mosquitoes traveled with cargo and shipping docks, see that mosquitoes can easliy spread thr virus!

    switch of all Radar Radiatio , this virus is a bilogical weapon, and mutates because of Radition coming from Radar networks, Cellphone towers send radiation pulse through the air and penetrates through the body, switch off all radar satelites, Military radar and Telecom radar networks uses Radar magnetrons that emits Radiation, Coronia is a Radio active virus, and mutates through radio waves penetrating the human body, Radiation weakens the human body to fight the virus, listen biological weapons are bacterie born from radiation and mutates with Radiation, switch off your Telecom and military Radar networks, and satelites in affected zones , untill the virus is controled, think !! Radiation gives this virus energy to mutate and is immune to any retroviral treatment!! I Am the source of this information, and I am telling you that this virus is born from Radiation!!!! mark and test my words!!! run Radio active tests on the virus and see wether low frequency radiation weakons or strengthens the Virus core, otherwise increase the Radiation frequency pulse and see if the virus can be destroyed with higher frequency, if the virus keeps mutating the shut down all Satelites and military and airport radar telecom networks, anything that emits Radiation through Radar Magnetrons!!!!

  • Reply wiscomeds February 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    can you explain why the doctors are all in full hazmat suites and the poblic are being told masks dont work, just wash hands… why would the medical staff be so protective if its just pneumonia.

  • Reply Fancy Dog Lady February 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I am actually watching from Italy about 1 hour drive from the interested zone in Veneto 😅 but I start watching your videos a while ago and thanks to you I’m not panicking!

  • Reply Frank Joseph February 24, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    This virus started in a PLA lab in Wuhan

  • Reply Brian Sherman February 24, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Dr. Seheult, please comment on the specificity and sensitivity of the COVID-19 lab testing.

  • Reply Bruce Ritchings February 24, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    RT-PCR does NOT stand for "real time" PCR (about 7:10 on this YouTube video) but rather "Reverse Transcription" PCR. Since you can't amplify RNA by itself, and since this is an RNA virus, you have to do reverse transcription to turn the RNA into DNA, and then you can amplify it with PCR and see it on a gel. Just so you know.

  • Reply A S February 24, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    John Hopkins site isn't loading for me anymore. Wants me to login.
    Anyone else getting the same?

  • Reply lily 714 February 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    If you stop and consider all the things you touch and how many others have already touched before you. Packing plants, distributors, stockers, other shoppers, clerks at ck out or even checking yourself out other people use the same machines. Restaurants forget it everybody's handling everything. I think I will go wash my hands.

  • Reply GOBBE February 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm


  • Reply Bruce Ritchings February 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    From the very end of today's video: if you're going to do a molecular biology segment on this virus, you REALLY need to learn what RT-PCR is. Based on this obvious misunderstanding of the term, I'm skeptical that you'll get it right. Just sayin'.

  • Reply Ridhim Jain February 24, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    This is the end of world but in about 10 more years trust me

  • Reply Ted February 24, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    China -> Coronavirus -> WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

  • Reply Ardent Dfender February 24, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    I read just a little while ago that Caronavirus can live up to 8 days on inanimate objects. This was a recently published study dated January 31st. 2020 published in The Journal of Hospital Infection – “Persistence of Caronavirus on Inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agent”.

  • Reply Lynda Perky February 24, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you for the medical information. I found a video on YouTube by an Infection control specialist in China and watched that because of your channel. It was science base also. The channel on YouTube is CGTN video title is " Infection control specialist aims at zero Infection in medical team.

  • Reply Barbara H February 24, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I am now unable to access the John Hopkins coronovirus world map🤨

  • Reply DYSTOPIA LIVE February 24, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    The John Hoskins site is not accessible? It's asking for a sign in?

  • Reply Jessica Perry February 24, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Dr Seheult, could you explain the confusion in Italy over a patient they thought had covid 19 but then didn't end up having antibodies to it. Can that happen? I have a son that doesn't make antibodies to vaccines. Could it be something like that?

  • Reply Dale Haverkamp February 24, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    The John Hopkins gis data map is now requiring a user signon – what gives?

  • Reply Yeen Sereana February 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Hey guys, I come from china and live in Europe, pls calm down n think deeply about this. not just blame it like others without thinking ,Cuz what u said will impact somehow. China has the most population, if you r a leader what will u do? The truth may lead to the chaos, not everyone can afford the truth in China. And there r so many anti-China media, anti-Cparty outside. The number is not the truth, we Chinese know it and keep it in our heart. Some people say government only pay attention on economy, I don’t want to deny it, but I must say if economy destroyed in a normal society, it is far more serious than virus. I am not saying virus is not important. But the economy is the basement of the function of society. If two things are bad, you can only choose the better one among those bad things. The number is not true, but if you keep following what the Chinese gov is really doing, you know how worse the virus is, how worse the situation is in China, like shut down near all of cities and villages, all Uni and schools still closed. Yes, for now we don’t know the origin of the virus, but for our normal people the most important thing is keep ourselves safe and stay at home, waiting for the supply everyday. We don’t want to chaos, we don’t want to now blame each other, cuz it is not a right time. The only thing we could do is make our best to stop spreading. Blame and doubts the gov. now is useless, besides whether the gov has something to hide or not, the cn gov is also doing the best to stop spreading. If the economy collapse, society get unstable, that’s the worst for us, for our party, also for the world. And btw the origin is confirmed that not from the wet market. I don’t know where it comes from, there are so many informations outside. You could choose one which you want to believe, but dont be keyboard warrior everywhere. A sentence spoken by you may very easily, but may impact a lot of things and make the situation get harder. Situation is worse, but the real virus spreads itself faster than corona. I hope things get better but not make the panic. Stay calm, stay safe.

  • Reply Cosmic Dissonance February 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    When you play with fire you will get burned… and eventually you'll burn the whole planet.

  • Reply Josh Boucher February 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Sorry might as well not cover China numbers, they're all altered by the CCP to a degree. Stick with the odd sudden surges in Italy and korea.

  • Reply Jay Dee February 24, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    What about the reports from China where Chloroquine Phosphate was effective in stopping the virus in 24 hours?

  • Reply Grant Sherrill February 24, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Where is the link to the Johns Hopkins data?

  • Reply EagerVision February 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    My sister got the flu yesterday and now I'm feeling sick. 99.99% of me doesn't think it's Coronavirus but still on my mind 😑

  • Reply Deirdre Morris February 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Isnt the Coronavirus just a cold?

  • Reply paul hoskin February 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Oh bullocks

  • Reply Symbolic Living February 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    The John Hopkins site no longer works unless you have a log in.

  • Reply Twe1ve Bat2 February 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    One can curse the virus and gets 50 50 chance surviving but don't curse the Chinese government or it'll be 100% chance mortality.

  • Reply Dale Haverkamp February 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    In IRAN – all have died , 0 recovered , what is the IRAN death rate for Coronavirus

  • Reply tillallareoneluv February 24, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I have no formal medical training. In fact, I got a b- in biology. Hell, I'm not sure if I could do CPR. That aside, I have something to say…..

  • Reply bestonlineresults February 24, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    What about reinfection? It might be too early to know but does the virus 🦠 lie dormant after infection like herpes and you can relapse, or do you have to come into contact with an infected person or a mutated version of the virus to relapse? I guess I’ll keep an eye on the Lancet.

  • Reply A O February 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Italy is testing, the number of tests has to been announced, so you will see a very low number in Germany.
    Germany is not, what you would aspect, our Health-Minister likes to became the next Chancellor.

  • Reply Jasmin B February 24, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    At the moment Italy and a lot of other european countries are celebrating carnival.

    Carnival in Venice has been canceled but there are a lot of tourist from all over the world in nothern Italy…

  • Reply &* February 24, 2020 at 8:17 pm


  • Reply Estrada Lopez February 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for all the info Doctor

  • Reply johnlocke445 February 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Do you really believe that this virus has, all of a sudden, come to a virtual stop in China? I don't believe it for one second. The real virus in China is the Communist Party.

  • Reply Antee Matter February 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Younger people have stronger immune systems and make efficient carriers of the virus. They can be infected but present only minimal symptoms. They then go about their normal lives, perhaps assuming they have just a mild cold, while unknowingly transmitting it to people they interact with and who themselves may not develop symptoms (but are still contagious) for a couple weeks.! It’s a recipe for pandemic. The US may be in masks by mid-March.

  • Reply Adda Gonzales February 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Why we are not talk about
    Pandemic situation yet ? Could you answer me please ?thanks.

  • Reply Shadow Boxer February 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Everybody is at their own level of understanding medicine…even the pros.

  • Reply Emily K Forcade MD February 24, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Dr Seheult – I think your approach to Covid 19 that you stated today is right on. Maintaining your approach on the virus, the illness it produces, and how the human body responds to it. You also describe the world response (without focus on politics). And your links, because they are screened by you, are useful.
    I’ve also appreciated your comments about what we can do to prevent transmission and how to help out own immune systems. Your focus on sleep was eye opening.
    Many have commented here about a comforting style in your speech. I agree 1000%. I’m very lucky I found this site. I will pass this to my friends and relatives.

  • Reply Scott Shore February 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Number one, the CCP in. China has stopped releasing any numbers now. Number two, this genie has escaped the bottle, we are not putting it back. Current numbers we know of in the USA is 35, but there are more likely 20 times that number loose that are asymptomatic. Welcome to the white horse.

  • Reply Odd job granny! Granny February 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Where’s Boris?

  • Reply Kerstin Jörgensen February 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Hi MedCram. I find your videos very good. I'm a statistician who has worked some 20 years in the pharma industry including respiratory science. I just love the data an the data analysis.

  • Reply Mel Griffith February 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I have seen a few articles that say previous Coronavirus can remain ‘alive’ for up to 9 days on objects when the temperature is under 30 degrees Celsius. Have you read this from any reputable sources?

    We have decided to postpone our family holiday to Japan because I have two very young children and they have a few cases there were they cannot identify obvious links for contamination. I am not panicked, but it just didn’t feel sensible to take them with so many unknown factors (we are in Australia).

  • Reply Ana C February 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    It's origen not zoonotic.Genomic analysis by researchers found the P-SHUTTLE -SN EXPRESSION VECTORS TYPICALLY FOUND ARTIFICIAL MODIFIED VIRUS.. LABORATORY at WUHAN HUBEI used Vector Technology . Conducted gene manipulation by this P-SHUTTLE SN VECTOR technology. According to AMERICAN DR JAMES-LYON WEILER

  • Reply Randall Stevens February 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    When will they come up with a cure?

  • Reply Paul Wright February 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Could you compare this Corona virus to seasonal flu?

  • Reply O.A. Bud and Michael Ham February 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    once again tha nk you for the work Doc!

  • Reply Anders Liljevall February 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    When it comes to Africa we shall see some real action I am afraid!

  • Reply James Armstrong February 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Explaining this puzzle take the fun out screaming pandemic & waving arms in the air every time you see a bat or Chinese person.

  • Reply Liz L February 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Excellent explanation. Thank you

  • Reply Michael Ehlert February 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Italy has a lot more cases because they've been testing everyone entering…at least that's what i've been told

  • Reply Som Elm February 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Please can someone explain how it is possible that Africa has 0 cases, zero cases? it’s not really adding up. Africa is a large continent with lots of countries with so many students traveling from China to Africa, also Africa is home to over 1million Chinese people. You can’t tell me that Africa is too hot for Coronavirus because Australia is just as hot and the virus is active there.

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