by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
- Taiwan reports 1st coronavirus death
- There are now at least 68,500 cases worldwide, and at least 1,665 deaths from the Covid-19 virus
- Japan found 70 more cases aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship
- Second African confirms suspected coronavirus case
- Hubei province, the outbreak’s epicenter, reported fewer new infections for the second day
- Bill Gates warns “10 million deaths” possible in Africa
- China’s facemask shortage likely won’t be over anytime soon
- WHO says Beijing’s actions bought the world time, but “we don’t know how much time”
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As we move into the late evening hours of Sunday on mainland China, Taiwan has become the latest country or territory to report a virus-related fatality, the SCMP reports. They join Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines in having reported virus-related deaths outside China.
Here are the latest global totals from SCMP:
Island says fatality was a 60-year-old unlicensed taxi driver with chronic health problems.
Meanwhile, in the latest statement from the WHO, the international health organization seemed to back away from its newly hostile tone toward China, saying Beijing’s actions bought the world time, but “we don’t know how much time.”
As the world’s greatest minds examine the epidemic, it’s worth remembering that Bill Gates has repeatedly warned us that humanity isn’t ready for the next pandemic.
Now, he’s repeating those warnings to an even larger crowd – but this time, with far more gravitas.