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Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 5,386,257 cases, 9,815 in SD! and 169,683 Now Dead, 147 in SD! Cases increasing over 1,000,000 every 2 weeks! Deaths increasing over 12,000 every 2 weeks! Trump is still in denial, offers no solutions! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 5,059,863 cases, 9,371 in SD! and 163,342 Now Dead, 144 in SD! Cases increasing almost 900,000 every 2 weeks! Deaths increasing almost 16,000 every 2 weeks! Trump is so wrong! This is not nearly over! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 4,669,504 cases, 8,764 in SD!  and 156,033 Now Dead, 130 in SD! Cases increasing almost 1 Million every 2 weeks! Deaths increasing almost 14,000 every 2 weeks! The Slaughter Continues! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 4,211,641 cases, 8,200 in SD! and 147,957 Now Dead, 122 in SD! Cases increased almost 1 Million in 2 weeks! Deaths increased by over 12,000 in 2 weeks! United States has become the World's Virus Epicenter! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 3,737,144 cases, 7,694 in SD! and 141,616 Now Dead, 115 in SD! Cases increased almost 1/2 million in one week! Deaths increased over 5,300 in one week! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,866,210 cases, 6,978 in SD! and 131,842 Now Dead, 97 in SD! Trump and Kristi Noem in Trump campaign event in SD advocating no masks and no social distancing! SD will pay for this within two weeks! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Headline News 2,704,289 Cases, 129,170 Deaths. Stop Testing! Don't Wear Mask! No Lockdown! Ignore Science! Trump Has Lost His Mind! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Scientist's Headline News 2,536,942 Cases, 127,226 Deaths. Making America Great Again! 1000s of Cases and Deaths at a Time! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,409,179 cases, 6,353 in SD! and 123,213 Now Dead! Now adding 32,000 cases every day! Cases have surged in states that relaxed lockdowns! Trump and White House in denial! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,281,086 cases, 6,158 in SD! and 121,085 Now Dead! Cases rising faster in California, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona after relaxed lockdowns! We're adding 28,000 cases every day! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,197,091 cases, 5,928 in SD! and 118,789 Now Dead! Cases rising faster in California, Texas, N. Carolina, Alabama, S. Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona after relaxed lockdowns! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,104,365 cases, 5,665 in SD! and 116,484 Now Dead! An increase of more than 88,000 cases and 3,700 deaths in four days! We opened up the lockdowns and get almost 1,000 deaths every day! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 2,015,803 cases, 5,471 in SD! and 112,778 Now Dead! An increase of more than 79,000 cases and 2,000 deaths over the weekend! We opened up the lockdowns and rate of new cases immediately increased! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,936,998 cases, 5,247 in SD! and 110,715 Now Dead! An increase of more than 42,000 cases and 1,900 deaths in just two days! This virus has not peaked or leveled out! It is still increasing! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,894,332 cases, 5,162 in SD! and 108,766 Now Dead! An increase of more than 48,000 casesand 2,200 deaths in just two days! This virus has not peaked or leveled out! It is increasing! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,846,123 cases, 5,034 in SD! and 106,504 Now Dead! An increase of more than 63,000 cases and 2,500 deaths over the weekend! This virus has not peaked or leveled out! It is increasing! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,782,885 cases, 4,793 in SD! and 104,003 Now Dead! 2 1/2 times more than 2019 Car Accidents, 6 times more than worst recent Flu Season! and Second Worst Flu Ever! Trump: Virus would just be normal flu season! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,737,429 cases, 4,653 in SD! and 101,496 Now Dead! 2 1/2 times more than 2019 Car Accidents, 6 times more than recent worst Flu Season! and Second Worst Flu Ever! And Trump said this virus would be no worse! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,698,311 cases, 4,586 in SD! 99,646 now Dead, 50 in SD! A 3-4% increase over the weekend! More Dead than in 20 years Vietnam War, 2 1/2 times more than 2019 Car Accidents, 6 times more than recent worst Flu Season! Trump said this virus would not be as bad! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,633,639 cases, 4,177 in SD! 97,169 now dead, 47 in SD! Another 3% increase in two days! If Trump had acted only 2 weeks earlier 54,000 would not have died! Instead he belittled the threat! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,539,030 cases, 4,027 in SD! 91,485 now dead, 44 in SD! A 4-5% increase over the weekend! Five times more cases and 3 times more deaths than any other nation! Our arrogance is killing us! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,471,967cases, 3,887 in SD! 87,825 now dead, 44 in SD! Another 3-4% increase in two days! Vietnam, New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark,Finland, Iceland, & Norway all beat the virus. No way we will beat the virus if we all don't lockdown, social distance and wear masks! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,418,591 cases, 3,663 in SD! 84,198 now dead, 39 in SD! A 3-4% increase in two days! Cases are increasing in states relaxing lockdowns! No way will cases peak or level if we don't keep social distancing and wear masks! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: 1,376,849 cases, 3,614 in SD! 81,182 NOW DEAD, 34 in SD! A 4-5% increase over the weekend! Sioux Tribes in South Dakota REFUSE to take down Coronavirus checkpoints! Standing up to authoritarian Kristi Noem is a safety and moral imperative! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Scientists Headline News 77,964 Deaths! 1,309,657 Cases! Another 4-6% increase in 2 days! Deaths & cases have not peaked or leveled! They are Increasing! Coronavirus Deaths as of 28 April 5pm. Cumulative Deaths, by number of days since 20th death. Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News 73,497 Deaths! 1,248,849 Cases! A 4-6% increasein 2 days! Deaths & cases have not Peaked or Leveled! Is Kristi Noem Blind? Coronavirus Deaths as of 28 April 5pm. Cumulative Deaths, by number of days since 20th death. Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News 69,143 DEAD! 1,201,460 CASES! A 6-8% Increase Over The Weekend! Cases & Deaths have not PEAKED or LEVELED! The US leads the world! Coronavirus Deaths as of 28 April 5pm. Cumulative Deaths, by number of days since 20th death. Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News 1,114,556 CASES! 65,019 DEAD! Trump delayed action, tries to blame China! The US leads the world! Cases & Deaths have not PEAKED or LEVELED! Coronavirus Deaths as of 28 April 5pm. Cumulative Deaths, by number of days since 20th death. Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 999,706 cases, 2,213 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action so 56,189 NOW DEAD, 11 in SD! Trump can't stand scrutiny, cancels meetings! By May 1st we'll have over 1.2 MILLION cases and OVER 66,000 DEAD! NO WAY HAVE CASES PEAKED OR LEVELED! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 906,216 cases, 2,040 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action so 51,139 NOW DEAD! Trump's Lysol ''medical'' advice will kill you! By May 1st we'll have over 1.7 MILLION cases and OVER 105,000 DEAD! NO WAY HAVE CASES PEAKED OR LEVELED! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 830,797 cases, 1,855 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action so 46,239 NOW DEAD! Hydroxychloroquine causes higher death rate! By May 1st we'll have over 1.6 MILLION cases and OVER 100,000 DEAD! NO WAY HAVE CASES PEAKED OR LEVELED! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 781,561 cases, 1,635 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action so 41,586 NOW DEAD! Only 1% have been tested, not enough kits! By May 1st we'll have over 1.6 MILLION cases and OVER 95,000 DEAD! NO WAY HAVE CASES PEAKED OR LEVELED! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 690,900 cases, 1,311 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action so 35,955 NOW DEAD! More cases & deaths than any other nation! By May 1st we'll have over 1.5 MILLION cases and OVER 90,000 DEAD! NO WAY HAVE CASES PEAKED OR LEVELED! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 623,694 cases, 988 in SD! Trump denied risk and delayed action SO 27,605 NOW DEAD! More cases & deaths than any other nation! By May 1st we'll have over 1.4 MILLION cases and OVER 70,000 DEAD! Where is the medical assistance Trump promised! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 578,036 cases, 868 in SD! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action SO 23,123 NOW DEAD! More cases & deaths than any other nation! By May 1st we'll have over 1.5 MILLION cases and OVER 66,000 DEAD! A bloodbath of unprecedented proportions! Where is the medical assistance Trump promised! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 491,279 cases, 536 in SD! By Easter we'll have over 1/2 MILLION cases! Trump downplayed risk and delayed action  SO 18,247 NOW DEAD! Where are medical supplies Trump promised! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Where are the promised drive-up test stations? Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 356,007 cases, 240 in SD! By Easter we'll have over 1/2 MILLION cases! Trump delayed action so 10,467 NOW DEAD! Federal medical stockpile withheld from states! What is its purpose if not used in emergencies? Where are medical supplies Trump promised! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Sioux Falls Scientists Headline News Covid-19: Now 266,279 cases, 187 in SD! By Easter we'll have over 1/2 MILLION cases! Blowhard Trump brags while 6,803 NOW DEAD! Where are medical supplies Trump promised! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Trump promised many drive up test stations. We now have 5, South Korea has over 500! Paid for by: SiouxFallsScientists.com

Covid-19: Now 207,535 cases, 129 in SD! By Easter we'll have over 2/3 MILLION cases! Blowhard Trump brags while 4,609 NOW DEAD! Where are medical supplies Trump promised! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Elderly at more risk, young at less risk. Symptoms: fever, dry cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 156,690 cases, 90 in SD! China stopped its spread, why can't we? Trump brags while 2,870 NOW DEAD! By April 1st we'll have over 180,000 cases! By Easter we'll have over 2/3 MILLION cases! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Symptoms: fever, dry cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 96,968 cases, 58 in SD! MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH!Trump Totally Ignores the 1,477 DEAD! By April 1st we'll have over 150,000 cases! By Easter we'll have over 1/4 MILLION cases! Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Ventilators? Symptoms: fever, dry cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 62,852 cases, 30 in SD! Trump in Total Denial that 865 ARE DEAD!  Where are Test Kits, Hospital Beds, Respirators? By next week we will have over 100,000 cases! MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH! Symptoms: fever, dry cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 41,569 cases, 28 in SD! Trump said all's well, but 504 ARE DEAD!  WHERE ARE THE TEST KITS? By next week we will have over 160,000 cases! MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH! Symptoms: fever, dry cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 16,830 cases, 14 in SD! Trump cut spending, so 230 now DEAD! We need test kits and medical facilities!  Cases and deaths doubled in 2 days! Elderly more at risk, young less at risk. Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: 8,019 cases, 11 in SD, 5 in SF! Trump said all's well, but 124 now DEAD!  Cases & deaths almost doubled in 2 days! Stock markets crashing, 10,000s laid off!  Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 4,243 cases, 9 in SD! Trump said all's well, but 75 now DEAD! Cases and deaths doubled over weekend! Why did we not have enough test kits? Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.

Covid-19: Now 2,018 cases, 9 in SD! Trump said LOW RISK, but 41 now DEAD! Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.  You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

Covid-19: Now 1,109 cases, 5 in SD! Trump said LOW RISK, but 31 now DEAD! Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.  You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

Covid-19: Now 624 cases in 36 states! Trump said LOW RISK, but 22 now dead! Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.  You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

Covid-19: Now 167 cases and 14 DEATHS! Trump says LOW RISK. What a LIE! Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.  You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

Covid-19: Now 149 cases and 11 DEATHS! Up 46 cases and 5 deaths since yesterday!  Elderly more at risk, young less at risk.  Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe.  You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

60 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in 7 states! Elderly most at risk, infants less at risk. Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

29 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in 7 states! Elderly most at risk, infants less at risk. Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

15 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in 7 states! Elderly most at risk, infants less at risk. Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

2-18-20 Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk
Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at risk. The research also points to the high risk to medical staff. A hospital director in the city of Wuhan died from the virus on Tuesday. Liu Zhiming, 51, was the director of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan - one of the leading hospitals in the virus epicentre. He is one of the most senior health officials to die so far. Hubei, whose capital is Wuhan, is the worst affected province in the country. The report by the CCDC shows the province's death rate is 2.9% compared with 0.4% in the rest of the country. The findings put the overall death rate of the Covid-19 virus at 2.3%. China's latest official figures released on Tuesday put the overall death toll at 1,868 and 72,436 infections. Officials reported 98 new deaths and 1,886 new cases in the past day, with 93 of those deaths and 1,807 infections in Hubei province - the epicentre of the outbreak. More than 12,000 people have recovered, according to Chinese authorities. The paper by the CCDC, released on Monday and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology, looked at more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China as of 11 February. While the results largely confirm previous descriptions of the virus and patterns of infection, the study includes a detailed breakdown of the 44,672 confirmed cases across all of China. It finds that 80.9% of infections are classified as mild, 13.8% as severe and only 4.7% as critical. The number of deaths among those infected, known as the fatality rate, remains low but rises among those over 80 years old. Looking at the sex ratio, men are more likely to die (2.8%) than women (1.7%). The study also identifies which existing illnesses put patients at risk. It puts cardiovascular disease at number one, followed by diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and hypertension.

2-15-20 Very few infants seem to be getting sick with the new coronavirus
Scientists aren’t sure why kids seem to be more protected. As the outbreak of a new coronavirus continues, infants appear to be largely spared. A new study that tallied cases of infants hospitalized with the virus in China from December 8 to February 6 found only nine. The children, aged 1 to 11 months old, had fevers, cough or other mild respiratory symptoms. None developed severe complications from the disease, now known as COVID-19, Zhi-Jiang Zhang of Wuhan University and colleagues report online February 14 in JAMA. The results could mean that babies are less susceptible to the virus or may just have a lower risk of being exposed, the researchers note. It’s also possible that babies who do become sick have such a mild case that they aren’t seen by a doctor. All of the infants identified had at least one infected family member and became sick after their relatives fell ill. More than 63,000 people have been reported infected in mainland China as of February 14, a large increase from most previous estimates that appears due to changes in how China is identifying cases of the disease. Another study on COVID-19 and babies, published online February 12 in the Lancet, found no evidence that mothers in late pregnancy who had a cesarean section could transmit the virus to their babies before or during birth. The mothers were admitted to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University from January 20 to 31. Samples of amniotic fluid taken from six pregnant women who developed COVID-19 pneumonia and had C-sections were negative for the virus, as were throat swabs from the newborns. Umbilical cord blood and the mother’s breast milk also tested negative, Yuanzhen Zhang of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University and colleagues report.

Fifteen cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in seven states! Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

Twelve cases of the Coronavirus now confirmed in six states! Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

WHO (World Health Organization) declares worldwide health emergency! Six cases of the Coronavirus  now confirmed in America! Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up.

1-31-20 WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency
The virus that began in China has now been reported in 18 other countries and caused 170 deaths . The outbreak of a novel coronavirus that began in China is now a global public health emergency, the World Health Organization said January 30, as the death toll rose to 170. Eight cases of human-to-human transmission have been reported in four countries outside of China, including the United States. Another 14 countries have also reported cases within their borders, WHO officials said in a telephone news conference. Declaring a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC for short, gives the WHO more clout in recommending how countries should respond to the virus threat. China, where most of the nearly 8,000 cases have been reported, has locked down cities that are home to at least 50 million people and is setting up special health facilities to treat the infected in Wuhan, where the outbreak began in December (SN:1/28/20). “We don’t know what kind of damage this virus could do if the virus spread throughout a country with a weaker health system” than China’s, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Webmaster's comment: Or to a country with a ignorant anti-vaccine movement like the United States!) “For all these reasons, I’m declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.” U.S. health officials on January 30 reported the first instance of person-to-person transmission in the country, bringing the total number of cases to six. An Illinois woman diagnosed with the virus after returning from Wuhan has spread the virus to her husband, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both patients are in their 60s.

Five cases of the Coronavirus now confirmed in the United States! Symptoms: fever, cough, hard to breathe. You can be infected AND INFECTIOUS for two weeks before symptoms show up. Avoid disease spreaders like anti-Vaxxers! You'll need Medical Science to beat this!

1-29-20 Can the coronavirus outbreak be contained?
Scientists are racing to answer questions about 2019-nCoV that might help control its spread. Since a new coronavirus outbreak began in December, Chinese officials have placed millions of people under quarantine, and international airports are screening travelers for signs of the illness in an effort to control its spread. But as scientists learn more about the new virus, which causes pneumonia, it’s unclear how effective these strategies will be at halting the epidemic. Cases of the virus, for now called 2019 novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, have rapidly increased since the outbreak was first announced. There are 4,587 confirmed cases of the disease in 16 countries, including 16 health care workers, as of January 28. At least 106 people, all in China, have died. U.S. officials are monitoring 110 people across 26 states for signs of infection, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced January 27 in a news conference. Those being monitored include people who recently traveled to Wuhan — the city at the center of the outbreak — and others they had direct contact with. So far, five people in the United States have tested positive for the new virus; 32 have tested negative. In response to the spiking case numbers, more than 50 million people in China are currently under lockdown, likely the largest quarantine in modern history. Although quarantine and isolation were effective strategies to end the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, outbreak, it’s unclear whether similar methods will be as effective for the new virus. Researchers are now scrambling to answer unknown questions about 2019-nCoV that might help control efforts, such as figuring out when people are contagious and how much the virus is changing as it passes from person to person.

1-29-20 New coronavirus looks set to cause a pandemic – how do we control it?
The new coronavirus may be about to go global. Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, Gabriel Leung at the University of Hong Kong said that without “substantial, draconian measures limiting population mobility” – even greater than the unprecedented transportation shutdown that China has already imposed – epidemics outside China “may become inevitable”. It could be too late. Leung and other epidemiologists calculate that there are far more cases in China than doctors have diagnosed, and by next week there may be 200,000. Computer models suggest that, as with flu, Ebola and SARS, travel restrictions may have little impact. One epidemiologist, however, thinks there may be hope in the variable way the virus is thought to spread, based on its close relatives SARS and MERS. Officially confirmed cases of the virus climbed to 5974 cases today, in 31 of China’s 33 provinces, up from 291 in three provinces a week ago. But that is likely to be a massive underestimate. Several research groups have used computer modelling to calculate a factor called the R0, the average number of people who catch the virus from each infected person, at between two and four. Data from clusters of cases also makes it possible to calculate the “generation” time that it takes an infected person to start transmitting the virus at eight days. But plugging those numbers into standard epidemic models reveals that something doesn’t fit, says David Fisman at the University of Toronto in Canada. “Cases, R0 or generation time have to be wrong,” he says. He thinks case numbers are too low, because it took doctors time to learn to diagnose the disease. He suspects that the explosive rise in cases of recent days is mostly due to improved case finding and diagnosis. Moreover, people with milder symptoms who don’t go to hospital and get tested may still add to the epidemic by transmitting the virus.

Last decade was warmest on record. Temperatures are increasing exponentially! Global Warming Deniers Choke!

1-15-20 Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record by three global agencies. According to Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office, last year was the second warmest in a record dating back to 1850. The past five years were the hottest in the 170-year series, with the average of each one more than 1C warmer than pre-industrial. The Met Office says that 2020 is likely to continue this warming trend. 2016 remains the warmest year on record, when temperatures were boosted by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Today's data doesn't come as a huge surprise, with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) signalling at the start of last December that 2019 likely marked the end of the warmest decade on record. The Met Office, which is involved in producing the HadCRUT4 temperature data, says that 2019 was 1.05C above the average for the period from 1850-1900. Last year saw two major heat waves hit Europe in June and July, with a new national record of 46C set in France on 28 June. New records were also set in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and in the UK at 38.7C. In Australia, the mean summer temperature was the highest on record by almost a degree. While the three different research agencies all have slightly different figures for the past 12 months, the WMO has carried out an analysis that uses additional data from the Copernicus climate change service and the Japan Meteorological Agency. They conclude that in 2019, the world was 1.1C warmer than in the pre-industrial period. "Our collective global temperature figures agree that 2019 joins the other years from 2015 as the five warmest years on record," said Dr Colin Morice, from the Met Office Hadley Centre. "Each decade from the 1980s has been successively warmer than all the decades that came before. 2019 concludes the warmest 'cardinal' decade (those spanning years ending 0-9) in records that stretch back to the mid-19th century."

Global Warming: Major cause is carbon dioxide. Major source of carbon dioxide is fossil fuels. We must replace Fossil Fuels!

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Again Break Records! We are breaking the records every year now! We need to shut down the fossil fuels industry!

1-8-20 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record
Last year was Australia’s hottest, driest year ever, according to the annual climate statement of the national Bureau of Meteorology. The conditions have intensified the current wildfires, which are the worst on record. The average daytime maximum temperature across Australia in 2019 was 30.7°C , the highest since records began in 1910 and 2.1°C above the usual average. The extreme temperatures were spread across most of the country. Australia also had six of its hottest single days on record in 2019. On 18 December – the most extreme of these days – the average daytime maximum across Australia was 41.9°C. The hottest temperature recorded anywhere in Australia in 2019 was in Nullarbor in South Australia, where it reached 49.9°C on 19 December. This fell just shy of Australia’s hottest-ever recorded temperature – 50.7°C – which occurred at Oodnadatta in South Australia on 2 January 1960. Australia’s average rainfall total in 2019 was 277 millimetres, the lowest since records began in 1900 and about 40 per cent below normal. Severe drought affected large parts of the country. “Since we’ve been keeping records, we’ve never seen an overlapping hottest year on record and driest year on record,” says Karl Braganza at the Bureau of Meteorology. This has driven the unprecedented fires that have ripped through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia since September, he says. The hot, dry conditions in 2019 were caused by a climate phenomenon called a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which was unusually strong, as well as human-induced climate change, says Andrew Watkins at the Bureau. Since the beginning of last century, global warming has raised Australia’s average temperature by just over 1°C. This doesn’t sound like much, but it means that Australia’s extreme temperature days are also a degree hotter, which is why records keep being broken, says Watkins.

1-3-20 Climate change: Last decade UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
A series of new records for high temperature were broken in the UK in 2019, concluding a record-breaking decade, the Met Office has said. The last decade was the second hottest in the past 100 years in the UK, with eight new high-temperature records set. Four new UK records were set last year alone, including the highest winter and summer temperatures ever recorded. Dr Mark McCarthy, from the Met Office in Exeter, said it was "a consequence of our warming climate". The 2010s were the second hottest and second wettest of the "cardinal" decades (those spanning years ending 0-9) in the last 100 years of UK records. In both cases, the 2010s were slightly behind 2000-2009, which holds the record for the hottest and wettest decade. The Met Office said this was partly because of a cold year in 2010, but added that such years occur much less frequently now than in the past. Last year, a maximum of 21.2C was reached on 26 February, in London - the hottest February day ever recorded. On 25 July, temperatures then reached 38.7C in Cambridge - the UK's highest-ever recorded temperature. The third record-breaker for 2019 was for the highest daily minimum temperature in February - a temperature of 13.9C recorded on 23 February in the Scottish Highlands. The hottest December day is also likely to have been exceeded last week, with a provisional temperature of 18.7C recorded in the Highlands of Scotland on 28 December - although the figure still needs to be validated. Overall, the UK was warmer, wetter and sunnier than average in 2019, the Met Office said. It said 2019 was provisionally the 11th warmest year on record, with a mean temperature of 9.42C, putting it just outside the top 10 - all of which have all occurred since 2002.

1-2-20 Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C
Western Norway is experiencing a rare heatwave for early January, at a time when temperatures should normally be below freezing. The highest temperature of 19C (66F) - more than 25C above the monthly average - was measured in the village of Sunndalsora. This makes it Norway's warmest January day since records began. While many were enjoying the warm weather, there are concerns that it is another example of climate change. "It's a new record for warm weather here... People [have been] out in the streets in their T-shirts today," Yvonne Wold, mayor of the municipality of Rauma, who had taken a dip in the sea earlier in the day, told the BBC. "A lot of people are usually skiing at this time. Not exactly much of that today," she added. While the hot weather was a novelty, Ms Wold said there were concerns about the bigger picture of rising temperatures. BBC forecaster Peter McAward said the previous January high in Sunndalsora was 17.4C. It also breaks the record for any winter month (December to February) in Scandinavia, he adds. While temperatures have been warmer in Scandinavia in December, he says the exceptionally warm day in Sunndalsora was down to its specific location. "The main cause for the record-breaking temperatures at this particular site was from a foehn wind," he says. Foehn winds are warm gusts that occur on the downwind side of mountain ranges. The area also held the December (18.3C) and February (18.9C) Norway maximum records.

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