Tuesday 3 March 2020

Covid-19 virus update, 3 March. Between Scylla and Charybdis

From Worldometer where many details.
Outside China the death rate is 1.7%. Nine times more new cases
outside China than in China (WHO)
BBC: Head of WHO says we are in “uncharted territory” but “the virus can still be contained”
CNBC: Hong Kong retail 21% down
China lowest increase since the beginning
Trump Xi romance going strong
More deaths in Washington state
Chinese women in virus firing line
WSJ: Apple Inc takes viral hit
Hong Kong caught between Scylla and Charybdis

Charybdis, (“Ch” = K) mythical Greek monster, based in the whirlpool in the Straits of Messina, where we have sailed. They’re pretty scary…