Monday, 23 March 2020

Covid-19 virus update, 23 March

My spreadsheet from figures at Worldometer 
First reduction in daily increase for a week, 28,309.  Though I’m just hearing of record new deaths in the UK. And how the virus exploded in Italy (YouTube)
Is this good news or bad news? What’s a disease if it doesn’t show symptoms?
The sub-head says “experts dispute scale and significance of he issue”
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Strange pneumonia’ in Italy well before reported in Wuhan. /Snip:
“This means that the virus was circulating, at least in [the northern region of] Lombardy and before we were aware of this outbreak occurring in China.” ~ Dr Giuseppe Remuzzi, director of Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan.  [link]
There are indications hydrochloroquine is effective treatment (CNN). New York May run out of medical supplies in two weeks. (CNN). While China is getting back to normal (CNN)
How supply chains will reconfigure
Some commenters call China’s eating of wild animals “Uncivilised”. When Anthony Bourdain ate weird animals it was fun and brave and edgy. When France eats frogs it’s haute cuisine. They eat horses, don’t they? The Post’s Wee Kek Koon takes a look at animals on the world menu
Europe, US, approve Chinese test kits
UK spread accelerating as Singapore bans tourists
Chinese diplomats increasingly combative