Tuesday 17 March 2020

Covid-19 virus update, 17 March

Hong Kong already quarantining  Europe, US, Hubei

My spreadsheet from figures at Worldometer 
Yet another record number of new cases, 13,011. Over 1,000 new in Italy, France, Gemany, Spain ams Iran. Each day for last four has had one more country reporting over 1,000 new. China 23. 
Crude death rate now 3,92%, though experts reckon its more like 1-2%. Still, that’s 10 to 20 times more than the rate for the common flu. 

News Roundup
Carnage! Dow index has biggest one day drop ever
Shock! Trump doing a bad job
Shutdown! Europe closed border for one month
Idiocy! Religious practice spreads the virus
War! Of words…
Restrictions! List of countries’ clampdowns. As of 19th ALL arrivals to HK 14 days’ quarantine, except China, Macau, Taiwan.
Sensible! Kevin Rudd calls for international response
Yikes! I’m hearing that Qantas has cancelled 90% of its international flights. (CNA)

OT: democracy movement gone to the dogs