Tuesday Night Update – Coronavirus Death Toll Now 131, Rapid Rise in Confirmed Cases to 5,578, Mostly in Hubei Province, China. U. S. Expanding Fever Screening to 20 Airports. See Johns Hopkins Interactive World Map.

“The coronavirus is the No. 1 threat to financial markets currently as global investors are becoming jittery on the uncertainty” of the Wuhan coronavirus rapid spreading and int’l. stock markets down Jan. 27th  and up Jan. 28th.

— Nigel Gre, Founder, DeVere Group, investments

“The U.S. government was racing Monday to evacuate Americans from the city at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China. As China sends medical reinforcements into Wuhan, officials there warned the virus was spreading faster.

— CBS News, January 27, 2020 at 4:30 PM Eastern

“The upper bound of the cumulative number of already-infected people as of yesterday (around the world) is up to 100,000.” 

— Neil Ferguson, Ph.D., Public Health Expert, London’s Imperial College, January 27, 2020

“I consider myself a veteran in battles such as bird flu, SARS and other outbreaks. But with this Wuhan pneumonia, I feel extremely powerless.”

— Guan Yi, M. D., SARS expert, Hong Kong, China, January 24, 2020

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Update: Mecca, Saudi Arabia — “Sky Triangles” Are Cell Phone Optical Artifacts.

“Those triangles in the sky shocked me! And after I sent the pictures to my brother in Manchester, he texted back, ‘That’s really weird!’”

— Imran Choudhry, U. K. resident about two photos he took in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where sky had strange pattern of pale green triangles

“What we’re looking at is actually very bright lights on the ground being reflected between the camera’s lens elements … the lights in the sky are an inverted mirror image of lights on the ground, and they’re more easily visible against the dark background.”

Professional photo analyst, San Francisco, California

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UPDATE: Death Toll in Australia Fires Now At Least 25 People and Half A Billion Animals.

 

January 4, 2020: Penrith, Australia, Hit Record Breaking 120 Deg. F. on Jan. 4th, As 60,000 Square Miles Had Burned in Australia and the Death Toll of People Estimated At 20.

Channel 9 News, Sydney, Australia, January 4, 2020.
Channel 9 News, Sydney, Australia, January 4, 2020.
Saturday, January 4, 2020, was the hottest day on record in metropolitan Sydney, Australia, where 37 miles northwest the suburb of Penrith (map below) hit 120 degrees F., according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The national capital, Canberra, set a record high with a temperature of 110 degrees F.
Saturday, January 4, 2020, was the hottest day on record in metropolitan Sydney, Australia, where 37 miles northwest the suburb of Penrith (map above) hit 120 degrees F., according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The national capital, Canberra, set a record high with a temperature of 110 degrees F.

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