Zona Sur Breaking Updates
Understanding Dr. Fauci
(From CNN)In a matter of just weeks, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci has become something of a comfort blanket for many Americans.
Amid the ups and downs of President Donald Trump's reactions to the coronavirus epidemic, Fauci has been a steady, calming and honest presence about the nature and extent of the threat to American lives.
Which brings me to something Fauci said about Trump in a remarkably candid interview with Science Magazine on Sunday. Here's the exchange (bolding mine):
Reporter: You've been in press conferences where things are happening that you disagree with, is that fair to say?
Fauci: Well, I don't disagree in the substance.It is expressed in a way that I would not express it, because it could lead to some misunderstanding about what the facts are about a given subject.
Now, Fauci is being as polite as he can be here. But make no mistake, what he's saying is this: Trump says things at these daily coronavirus task force press conferences that are not true.
That's a very, very bad thing.
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Whether it's his claims that the FDA had approved an anti-malarial vaccine to be used to treat coronavirus (they hadn't), his insistence that things are getting better (the US surgeon general said Monday "this week it's going to get bad") or his claim that GM and Ford are making ventilators (they aren't), there's a demonstrated pattern of untruth here by the President.
Which, in normal circumstances, is bad. But in a crisis like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the ability to trust our leaders is paramount.
If the President is expressing himself in ways that "could lead to some misunderstanding about what the facts are about a given subject" (in Fauci's words) then the possibility of misinformation being pushed to the public is high. And that misinformation could cost lives.
The Point: Trump's casual relationship with the truth isn't new. But these circumstances are. And they make what he is doing much more dangerous
Lost sense of smell, an important indicator
March 22, 2020
A mother who was infected with the coronavirus couldn’t smell her baby’s full diaper. Cooks who can usually name every spice in a restaurant dish can’t smell curry or garlic, and food tastes bland. Others say they can’t pick up the sweet scent of shampoo or the foul odor of kitty litter.
Anosmia, the loss of sense of smell, and ageusia, an accompanying diminished sense of taste, have emerged as peculiar telltale signs of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and possible markers of infection.
On Friday, British ear, nose and throat doctors, citing reports from colleagues around the world, called on adults who lose their senses of smell to isolate themselves for seven days, even if they have no other symptoms, to slow the disease’s spread. The published data is limited, but doctors are concerned enough to raise warnings.
“We really want to raise awareness that this is a sign of infection and that anyone who develops loss of sense of smell should self-isolate,” Prof. Claire Hopkins, president of the British Rhinological Society, wrote in an email. “It could contribute to slowing transmission and save lives.”
She and Nirmal Kumar, president of ENT UK, a group representing ear, nose and throat doctors in Britain, issued a joint statement urging health care workers to use personal protective equipment when treating any patients who have lost their senses of smell, and advised against performing nonessential sinus endoscopy procedures on anyone, because the virus replicates in the nose and the throat and an exam can prompt coughs or sneezes that expose the doctor to a high level of virus.
Two ear, nose and throat specialists in Britain who have been infected with the coronavirus are in critical condition, Dr. Hopkins said. Earlier reports from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus first emerged, had warned that ear, nose and throat specialists as well as eye doctors were infected and dying in large numbers, Dr. Hopkins said.
The British physicians cited reports from other countries indicating that significant numbers of coronavirus patients experienced anosmia, saying that in South Korea, where testing has been widespread, 30 percent of 2,000 patients who tested positive experienced anosmia as their major presenting symptom (these were mild cases).
The American Academy of Otolaryngology on Sunday posted information on its website saying that mounting anecdotal evidence indicates that lost or reduced sense of smell and loss of taste are significant symptoms associated with Covid-19, and that they have been seen in patients who ultimately tested positive with no other symptoms.
The symptoms, in the absence of allergies or sinusitis, should alert doctors to screen patients for the virus and “warrant serious consideration for self isolation and testing of these individuals,” the academy said. The organization has reminded its members that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged all clinicians to prioritize urgent and emergency visits for the next several weeks and to reschedule elective and routine procedures. “There is evolving evidence that otolaryngologists are among the highest risk group when performing upper airway surgeries and examinations,” said a notice posted on the academy’s website on Friday. “A high rate of transmission of Covid-19 to otolaryngologists has been reported from China, Italy and Iran, many resulting in death.” Dr. Rachel Kaye, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Rutgers, said colleagues in New Rochelle, N.Y., which has been the center of an outbreak, first alerted her to the smell loss associated with the coronavirus, sharing that patients who had first complained of anosmia later tested positive for the coronavirus. “This raised a lot of alarms for me personally,” Dr. Kaye said, because those patients “won’t know “Most ENTs have on their own accord tried to scale down,” she said, adding that her department at Rutgers had already started using personal protective equipment
Monday morning update
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Last updated: March 23, 2020, 12:15 [gmt]
Chlorine Dioxide for Coronavirus: a revolutionary, simple and effective approach
Yes we can
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) has been used for over 100 years to combat all types of bacteria, viruses and fungi successfully. It acts as a disinfectant, since in its mode of action it turns out to be an oxidant. [1# BiologicalEfficacyList ] It is very similar to the way our own body acts, for example in phagocytosis, where an oxidation process is used to eliminate all kinds of pathogens. Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a yellowish gas that, to date, has not been introduced into the conventional pharmacopoeia as an active ingredient, although it is used on a mandatory basis to disinfect and preserve blood bags for transfusions. [2# Alcide studies on blood disinfection] It is also used in most bottled waters suitable for consumption, since it does not leave toxic residues; besides, it is a gas that is very soluble in water and evaporates from 11 ºC. The recent Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic demands urgent solutions with new approaches. Therefore, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in low-dose aqueous solution promises to be an ideal, rapid and effective solution. All too often, the solution is in the simplest of ways. The approach is as follows: on the one hand we know that viruses are absolutely sensitive to oxidation and on the other hand, if it works in human blood bags against viruses such as HIV and other pathogens, why would it not work organically against the coronavirus?
Join us March 20th at 1 p.m. Central Time (GMT-6) in a LIVE Broadcast from Hona in Dominical, Costa Rica to discuss the following important topics we are facing from a holistic perspective:
1. Resources available to our community in terms of alternative treatments of viruses
2. Prevention measures including immune system boosting
3. Access to organic food during these next few weeks of the organic markets being closed due to the Corona Virus.
Hosting this live streaming webinar is Huf of Biorez Wellness who is an expert on alternative treatments of viruses and has himself had an earlier strain of the Corona Virus that he successfully treated himself.
Also joining the conversation is Karine Salanon who is organizing a community supported organic food delivery service
Can't Truss It
Ya, nine-juan-juan's (911) a joke in your town (as the lyrics of the popular NWA song suggests). Did you know that the place in China where Covid19 originated is no longer producing any new cases? Did you know that China started opening flights to London. Did you know that the regular media and trusted journalists have been expelled from the source of that news? Did you know that I am managing this feed from a cell phone with a sim card from Dominical, Costa Rica?
OK! now that you know all this...
Look out for the sneaker wave . You can' t trust 'em.
trust me on that. Oh yeah, and cheer up. We are noticing the power of positivity goes a long way.
By Bob Lefszets
I really don't want to overload your inbox, certainly not with coronavirus material, which you're inundated with constantly. But I keep getting e-mail from people who are not taking the threat seriously. Who are leaving the house and visiting with other people. Let me make it simple... When you get together with somebody, you're getting together with everybody who ever came in contact with them. Sure, they might not have left the house, but did their housekeeper come? And did the housekeeper drive him or herself or did they take the bus? Of course you cannot totally immunize yourself from personal contact, you do need food delivery, which is done by humans. (As for the hoarding, this is positively insane, there's plenty of food, I'd link you to the "Wall Street Journal" story but you either believe me or not. And when you're hoarding, other people who might need the item you have in bulk have no access to it. You can't buy distilled water, yet people with CPAP machines need it. As for toilet paper, I've heard a few good jokes, you probably have too. 1. If the people are that scared shitless why do they need toilet paper? 2. Trump is so full of shit the country ran out of toilet paper.) So the story that had the most impact upon me today was this: "CORONAVIRUS - CA MAN DIES AT 34 - Recently Visited Disney World In Fl": https://bit.ly/33yq5g2 This guy was from Glendora, in SoCal, not that far from L.A. 34? Read this, heartbreaking. And then this afternoon, this broke: "California governor projects '56% of state's population will be infected' in the next 8 weeks": https://cnn.it/3d888Jw I've got to ask you, do you feel lucky? Because those are terrible odds. In other words, you're more likely to get the coronavirus than not. And sure, not all young 'uns are gonna die like the 34 year old above, but he did. As for oldsters, you're in the target group. Now the country at large is clamping down. Florida mayors closed the beaches when the governor refused to, but as the day wore on the governor got on board, well, sorta. My point being that what's permissible, just outside the lines today, is taboo tomorrow. Vail, Colorado, a tourist town, is inundated with coronavirus cases. Last I checked, Eagle County, which Vail is part of, had the most coronavirus cases in Colorado. Anyway, the hospital issued a memo today saying how long it's taking to get test results (3-5 days and getting worse), and the imminent threat of running out of hospital beds: https://bit.ly/3deC46K Now I've been hearing all day from right wingers saying the problem did come from China and it's not Trump's fault and he's doing a great job. You probably saw the pic wherein "corona" is changed to "Chinese" in Trump's script, but you have to watch the video in this page: "Sean Hannity denied calling coronavirus a hoax nine days after he called coronavirus a hoax": https://wapo.st/3a5DZJ3 Of course the video is funny, but what is vastly more interesting is the WaPo taking a side, no longer employing false equivalencies. Suddenly it's about what is right as opposed to doing your best to appear fair when there's no fairness at all. Don't commit a crime, there are cameras everywhere. And don't try to deny what is already out there, when footage exists. But please, do not leave the house unless it's to buy necessities, i.e. groceries and gasoline, your life depends on it.
March 18th World Updates
: These are the updates from the last 48-72 hours.
United States: President Trump signed into law a coronavirus relief package, which provides free coronavirus testing and ensures paid emergency leave for those who are infected or caring for a family member with the illness. The bill also provides additional Medicaid funding, food assistance and unemployment benefits. The "third phase" coronavirus response bill is expected to pass later this week.
United States: President Trump announced that home foreclosures and evictions will be suspended “until the end of April.” Read more here. He also invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government the authority to control the production and distribution of scarce materials deemed "essential to the national defense." In his executive order, Trump specifically cites protective equipment (presumably face masks) and ventilators as meeting the criteria in this provision.
United States: Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams become first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus.
United States: King County in Washington State is building a 200-bed field hospital on Shoreline soccer field amid coronavirus outbreak.
United States: The New York Stock Exchange said starting March 23, it will temporarily close its historic trading floor and move fully to electronic trading. This is the first time the physical trading floor of the Big Board has ever shut independently while electronic trading continues. Read more here.
United States and Canada: US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to close the US-Canada border to all non-essential travel in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Trade will not be affected.
Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a massive $82-billion aid package to help Canadians and businesses cope with the global COVID-19 pandemic, including income supports, wage subsidies and tax deferrals. The package includes $27 billion in direct supports and another $55 billion to help business liquidity through tax deferrals.
Japan’s Hokkaido, the nation’s prefecture with the highest number of coronavirus infections, will end its state of emergency over the epidemic on Thursday.
Europe: The European Central Bank launched an extra emergency bond-buying program worth 750 billion euros ($820 billion) in the latest attempt to calm markets and protect a euro-area economy struggling to cope with the coronavirus epidemic.
France: French police handed out over 4,000 fines Wednesday to people found violating an order to stay at home, on the first full day of a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa declared a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The new measures allow Prime Minister António Costa's government to restrict movement of people, temporarily suspend the right of workers in vital sectors — such as health, civil protection, security and defense — to strike, and ban protests and social or religious meetings
Brazil: Davi Alcolumbre, the head of Brazil's Senate, became the latest high-level political figure to test positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Chilean president Sebastian Pinera declared a 90-day state of catastrophe Wednesday to address the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has 238 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. By law, a state of catastrophe puts the armed forces in charge of public order and security and enables military control of the movement of people and goods. Military officials will be able to issue direct instructions to public employees and local governments and establish measures deemed necessary to maintain public order, including curfews.
Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa
Elon Musk’s Neuralink Human testing of the noninvasive device could start as early as this year.
By Donovan Alexander
March 16, 2020
Sure you know just about everything about Tesla and SpaceX, but how much do you know about Elon Musk’s Neuralink start-up? Out of the many eccentric projects that Musk is currently working on, Neuralink definitely takes the cake. The ambitious start-up seems to be working on something straight out of a science fiction film.
If Neuralink accomplishes its goal, the company could end up ushering in a new age of "superhuman cognition." But, enough with the suspense. What exactly is the Neuralink company working on?
Neuralink is a company set up by Elon Musk in 2016 that is exploring the human brain and how it can be connected to a computer interface. Operating at a much smaller scale than Tesla or SpaceX, this conceptual startup aims to use this brain-machine interface to integrate humans with artificial intelligence by surgically implanting processors into our brains with a procedure that is said to be no more invasive than something like LASEK surgery.
Now, you are probably wondering why humans may want to do something like this? And why does this sound like an episode of Black Mirror?
Brain-machine interfaces are not completely new and they have the potential to help millions of people. As stated in the Neuralink published paper, “Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) hold promise for the restoration of sensory and motor function and the treatment of neurological disorders”. However, the reason why humans might want to connect their brain to computer boils down to one potential existential threat, artificial intelligence.
Experts, business leaders, and researchers across the globe believe that artificial intelligence has the power to change the world for the better, impacting almost every industry across the world. Yet, some of these same leaders, including Elon Musk, believe AI could, very much, become a science-fiction level threat if we do not tread carefully.
Simply put, Neuralink would offer upgrades to the human brain that could potentially make us more competitive against AI with human-level or higher intelligence.
Neuralink’s coming ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces could help usher in a new evolutionary step for humans. Yet, we are getting a little ahead of ourselves. Here is everything you need to know about Neuralink.
Looking to the near future
Let’s imagine a scenario. Five years from now you are sitting comfortably in your smart home, packed brimming with the latest and greatest smart appliances. You are streaming the newest season of the Game of Thrones prequels while also comfortably working from home. Its the early afternoon and you are feeling a bit tired so it is time for some coffee. Without even getting up, using just your thoughts, you can tell your smart coffee machine to make you a cup of coffee. Perhaps you decide to put some music on in the background and turn off the TV while you work. No remote needed. All you need to do is use your mind.
Neuralink could bring us this future. However, it goes much deeper than just controlling your smart appliances and streaming service. Brain-machine interfaces could help those who suffer from mobility disabilities gain better control of their lives, allowing them to communicate with loved ones in more dynamic ways or complete daily tasks that are otherwise almost impossible. Paralyzed humans would be able to control smart devices and computers.
To give humans these superpowers, Musk's Neuralink will install a special gadget to create a “direct cortical interface” to upload and download thoughts. Since the founding of the company in 2016, Musk’s team has not shed much light on the project. His team has developed a device that is comprised of a tiny chip, dubbed the N1, that consists of a little over 3,000 electrodes. Attached to flexible threads thinner than a human hair, these electrodes can monitor the activity of 1,000 neurons. This design also serves a very specific purpose. The Neuralink device can target very specific areas of the brain. This, in turn, allows for the device to be surgically much safer and allows it to target very specific areas of the brain. Even more so, Neuralink has stated that a patient can have as many as 10 N1 chips implanted at any given. Now your next question may center around, how exactly will the device be implanted. Elon Musk has stated many different times that the process would be virtually painless, no different than getting LASEK surgery. Source: Neuralink/YouTube Your Neuralink device would be implanted using traditional neurosurgery methods safely and seamlessly with a robot surgeon. As mentioned in the Neuralink published paper, “We have also built a neurosurgical robot capable of inserting six threads (192 electrodes) per minute. Each thread can be individually inserted into the brain with micron precision for the avoidance of surface vasculature and targeting specific brain regions.” Have they started testing the devices? Source: Neuralink/YouTube The Neuralink team has already started experimenting with various versions of the devices on both rats and monkeys. The results have been impressive. During the presentation in San Francisco, Musk and his team described one instance of a monkey being able to control a computer with simply its brain. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) there have not been any tests on humans. Yet, the team hopes to obtain FDA approval and begin human trials as early as this year. Are there any risks? During his presentation Elon Musk reiterated the idea that Neuralink will be an important part of our future, eventually allowing us to reach symbiosis with artificial intelligence. “With a high bandwidth brain-machine interface, we can go along for the ride and effectively have the option of merging with AI”, saidMusk. And as for the risks to reach this end goal? Musk reassured his audience that the device will be safe. Elon Musk Keeps Mentioning 'Neural Lace' And Here's Why Even more so, BMIs technology is not completely new and is currently used to help those with mobility disabilities. However, this technology is still in its infinite stages, is very invasive, and is not so scalable. That is what makes Neuralink so special. The N1 Bandwith system holds the promise of being non-invasive, safer, and potentially easier to integrate into our lives.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of technical and ethical challenges ahead for Neuralink if they want to make this possible. Could someone hack these devices in the future? What do we do with all the collected patient N1 data? Krittika D'Silva, an AI researcher at the Frontier Development Lab and attendee of the event summed it up perfectly for BBC news when she stated, “The technology described by NeuraLink is exciting because it is significantly less invasive than prior work in this field.”
Do you think it is worth it?
According to Neuralink’s CEO, Max Hodak, the first people able to test out the Neurolink devices will be patients suffering from quadriplegia due to spinal cord injuries. Neauralink could help those with neurological disorders that have their origins in the inability of the brain to connect with the nerves around the body. Musk paints a picture in which this technology is common, ushering in a new age where we need to merge with technology to compete as species with artificial intelligence.
What are some of the ethical questions we should be asking ourselves before pursuing a project like this? Are you excited to see a project like Neuralink? Or does it scare you?
We like Oleksii Kharkovyna's overall positive outlook on the device stating in his Medium article, “Theoretically, adopting this innovative technology, for paralyzed people.
Global Human Quarantine is proving to help the planet
According to Lauri Myllyvirta, an analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air in Finland, these restrictions contributed to a 25 percent drop in China’s carbon dioxide emissions over four weeks beginning in late January, compared to the same time last year. Myllyvirta’s analysis also found that industrial operations were reduced by 15 percent to 40 percent in some sectors and coal consumption at power plants fell by 36 percent. Pollution-monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency observed drastic decreases in air pollution over China over a two-week period in February when the quarantine was in effect. The satellites measured concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, which is released by cars, power plants and industrial facilities, from Jan. 1 to Jan. 20, and then again from Feb. 10 to Feb. 25. The difference was unmistakable. ￼￼Clearer waters in Venice in early March was an unintended climate benefit of the coronavirus lockdowns in Italy.Marco Capovilla / Venezia Pulita The cloud of nitrogen dioxide that was parked over China in January seemed to evaporate in February. NASA scientists said similar emissions reductions have been observed in other countries during economic disruptions, but the sharp decrease in air pollution in China during the quarantine period was especially rapid. “This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic dropoff over such a wide area for a specific event,” Fei Liu, an air quality researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement earlier this month. Pollution levels have similarly decreased over Italy, which has become the center of the coronavirus pandemic outside China. On March 8, as cases in the country spiked, Italy imposed a lockdown of its northern Lombardy region. Two days later, the prime minister expanded the quarantine to include the entire country. Concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere over Italy also fell precipitously, as it did in China. An analysis by The Washington Post found that the most dramatic dropoff was observed over northern Italy. Nitrogen dioxide can irritate the lungs and inhaling the pollutant can increase the risk of asthma and inflammation of the lungs. Though the noxious gas is not thought to be a major contributor to climate change, studying its concentration in the atmosphere can help scientists understand other heat-trapping greenhouse gases that do drive global warming.
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“Human Cells Carry Quantum Information That Exists as a Soul”
A little about that Joe Rogan Video
The physical universe that we live in is only our perception and once our physical bodies die, there is an infinite beyond. Some believe that consciousness travels to parallel universes after death. “The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger… which this world is rooted in. In this way, our lives in this plane of existence are encompassed, surrounded, by the afterworld already… The body dies but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal,” suggest researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich
The Max Planck physicists are in agreement with British Physicist Sir Roger Penrose who argues that if a person temporarily dies, this quantum information is released from the microtubules and into the universe. However, if they are resuscitated the quantum information is channeled back into the microtubules and that is what sparks a near death experience. “If they’re not revived, and the patient dies, it’s possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul.”
Steve Paulson writing for Nautil.us describes the 88-year-old Penrose’s theory as an “audacious—and quite possibly crackpot—theory about the quantum origins of consciousness. He believes we must go beyond neuroscience and into the mysterious world of quantum mechanics to explain our rich mental life. No one quite knows what to make of this theory, developed with the American anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, but conventional wisdom goes something like this: Their theory is almost certainly wrong, but since Penrose is so brilliant (‘One of the very few people I’ve met in my life who, without reservation, I call a genius,’ physicist Lee Smolin has said), we’d be foolish to dismiss their theory out of hand.”
While scientists are still in heated debates about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Hameroff and Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level. Penrose agrees –he and his team have found evidence that “protein-based microtubules—a structural component of human cells—carry quantum information— information stored at a sub-atomic level.”
It was Hameroff’s idea, writes Paulson, “that quantum coherence happens in microtubules, protein structures inside the brain’s neurons. And what are microtubules, you ask? They are tubular structures inside eukaryotic cells (part of the cytoskeleton) that play a role in determining the cell’s shape, as well as its movements, which includes cell division—separation of chromosomes during mitosis. Hameroff suggests that microtubules are the quantum device that Penrose had been looking for in his theory. In neurons, microtubules help control the strength of synaptic connections, and their tube-like shape might protect them from the surrounding noise of the larger neuron. The microtubules’ symmetry and lattice structure are of particular interest to Penrose. He believes “this reeks of something quantum mechanical.”
Latest from the U.S. State Department
Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel
Global Health Advisory
March 11, 2020
Level 3: Reconsider Travel
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website.
You are encouraged to visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security. Please also visit the website of the relevant U.S. embassy or consulate to see information on entry restrictions, foreign quarantine policies, and urgent health information provided by local governments.
Travelers are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. The Department uses these Alerts to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc. In an emergency, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate or call the following numbers: 1(888) 407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries or jurisdictions.
If you decide to travel abroad:
Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus.
Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
Visit our Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
how did this end up on tv? pic.twitter.com/xUYIOChhKv— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) March 6, 2020
#Update: The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team to the site of Xinjia hotel, which collapsed in E China's Quanzhou on Sat evening, to assist local rescue work. The hotel is a medical observation site for close contacts with #COVID19 patients. https://t.co/44iEe8I1SV pic.twitter.com/L2ADWCrXr9— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 7, 2020