SARS-CoV-2: Super-spreader in South Korea may have infected 37+ people with the coronavirus

Super Spreader
The next time someone tells you the new coronavirus is not that contagious and you should worry about the flu instead – tell them this. The most contagious disease in the world is Measles (RO 12-18) – and the highest number of people one person has ever likely infected was probably 32.

Why COVID-19 is super-contagious: A so-called super-spreader infected at least 37 people at her church with the new coronavirus, and dozens of additional worshipers are also showing symptoms of the disease, called COVID-19, according to news reports. The 61-year-old woman attends the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony in Daegu, South Korea, according to the international news outlet AFP. The city, located in the southern part of the country, is home to about 2.5 million people. The woman, called “Patient 31” by Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developed a fever on Feb. 10 and attended four church services before being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Despite running a fever, the woman twice refused to be tested for the coronavirus, as she had not recently traveled abroad, according to The Guardian. So far, she and 37 other members of the church have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, and 52 additional churchgoers have shown symptoms of infection but have not yet been tested. (SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.) –Live Science

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1st Italian patient dies of COVID-19: A patient in the northern city of Padua has died after being infected with the Coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Ansa news agency reported on Friday. Health authorities announced earlier on Friday 15 cases of the virus in the wealthy northern region of Lombardy and two in neighboring Veneto where Padua is located. Ansa said the dead man was aged 78. –Jerusalem Post

10 Italian towns in lock-down: Authorities in northern Italy on Friday ordered the closure of schools, bars and other public spaces in 10 towns following a flurry of new coronavirus cases. Five doctors and 10 other people tested positive for the virus in Lombardy, after apparently frequenting the same bar and group of friends, with two other cases in Veneto, authorities said at a press conference. Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home in the areas concerned, while all public activities such as carnival celebrations, church masses and sporting events have been banned for up to a week.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said “everything is under control,” and stressed the government was maintaining “an extremely high level of precaution.” Streets in the towns were deserted, with only a few people seen abroad, and signs showing public spaces closed. In Casalpusterlengo, a large electronic message board outside the town hall read “Coronavirus: the population is invited to remain indoors as a precaution.”

The first town to be shuttered was Codogno, with a population of 15,000, where three people tested positive for the virus, including a 38-year old man and his wife, who is eight months pregnant. Three others there have tested positive to a first novel coronavirus test and are awaiting their definitive results. Codogno mayor Francesco Passerini said the news of the cases “has sparked alarm” throughout the town south of Milan. The 38-year old, who works for Unilever in Lodi, was in a serious condition in intensive care. –Yahoo

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5 Responses to SARS-CoV-2: Super-spreader in South Korea may have infected 37+ people with the coronavirus

  1. Dennis E. says:

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  2. Joseph Repas says:

    What I wonder even more is if like the so called Spanish flu of 1918 that it goes through a cycle, seems to die out and then roars back larger than ever when no one expects it.

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    • The 2nd wave of the Spanish surprised everyone because, the virus mutated and was even more virulent. It started out just like this virus…adversely affecting only the elderly, and those with adverse or prior medical conditions which compromised immune responses. Most infected people only acquired mild symptoms and needed 3 days of bed rest. The Flu was so mild in fact, that it was jokingly dubbed The 3-Day Flu. The 2nd wave killed a good number of people it infected – particularly young people.

      “By July it didn’t seem to matter. As a U.S. Army medical bulletin reported from France, the “epidemic is about at an end…and has been throughout of a benign type.” A British medical journal stated flatly that influenza “has completely disappeared.” – Smithsonian, The Next Pandemic

      Sounds familiar – Then the 2nd Wave came…

      “Roy Grist, a physician at the hospital, wrote a colleague, “These men start with what appears to be an ordinary attack of LaGrippe or Influenza, and when brought to the Hospital they very rapidly develop the most vicious type of Pneumonia that has ever been seen. Two hours after admission they have the Mahogany spots over the cheek bones, and a few hours later you can begin to see the Cyanosis”—the term refers to a person turning blue from lack of oxygen—“extending from their ears and spreading all over the face….It is only a matter of a few hours then until death comes…It is horrible….We have been averaging about 100 deaths per day…For several days there were no coffins and the bodies piled up something fierce…” – IBid

      “At its worst, the epidemic in Philadelphia would kill 759 people…in one day. Priests drove horse-drawn carts down city streets, calling upon residents to bring out their dead; many were buried in mass graves. More than 12,000 Philadelphians died—nearly all of them in six weeks.” – Ibid

      Doctors, at the time, said you could almost set your watch by it: within 3 hours of patients walking into the hospital- they were dead.

      Further reading: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/

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  3. Dennis E. says:

    https://www.chinaghostcities.com/

    Alvin, remember this from several years ago? I wonder if they are still vacant?

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