Yikes! What is the source of this fatality rate? (By asking I'm not doubting the report; I'm just curious what organization compiled the data.)It should be noted that COVID19's fatality rate is similar to the Spanish flu from 1918-1919, which killed over 50 million people.
Good grief that woman is insufferable to listen to. I had to tap out after 3 minutes, which felt like about a hour of listening to her hyperventilate.. The only interesting connection is that Koontz picked a Chinese city where there is a bio-weapons lab, and a virus was unleashed. That's where the similarities end. Figuring probably millions or tens of millions of books with similar plot lines and really just a handful of bio-weapons labs on the earth, this isn't much of a coincidence. More of an inevitable book and city of choice among millions of similar books. She makes FAR too much of it.She's usually neurotic and on the verge of hyperventilating but this is interesting:
And as I said, it was a conspiracy. I happen to believe there is evidence to support that.There is no evidence for that assertion.
I'd hate to see what happens when you hit 10.
China has changed the methodology for diagnosis. That resulted in an increase in the numbers. They were requiring confirmed test results from specialized testing kits. Now they are counting those diagnosed by a local Doctor if the following conditions exist: "they exhibit symptoms of severe respiratory tract disease and a CT scan shows lesions in their lungs."
It's already beyond a nothing burger (at least economically for China). We will have to wait and see how much worse it becomes.I'm looking at this virus as an opportunity to sharpen my preps - both for short term issues and longer term SHTF - TEOTWAWKI sorts of things. So, for now, more freeze dried food, some medical stuff, checking on my defensive preps, etc.
The long and the short of it, though, is that we simply don't know how bad this is going to be. It may be a nothing burger, it may be a reset of the global economy (some of the data about our heavily China-dependent pharmaceutical supply lines is pretty horrifying).
What I'm thinking about - as everyone says we're fine in the US - is that the American Wuhan evacuees were brought to Texas on February 7th, presumably after being checking several times enroute. The first coronavirus case among those evacuees was detected today. Assuming the individual was only infected as they boarded the plane, that's a 6 day incubation period. In reality probably longer, and maybe much longer. That's a little concerning.
There's a certain disconnect between the draconian measures China is taking to contain this, and the western world's laid back warnings. I'm not going to spin conspiracy theories, but this seems a little like the movies where TPTB learn of the massive meteor heading our way, but don't warn the hordes because they don't want to cause panic.
I hope this all turns out to be Y2K with me better prepared, I'm not ready to assume that it will.