Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Covid-19 virus update, 25 March

My spreadsheet from figures at Worldometer
Detailed Timeline 
Italy numbers jump again and Wuhan has covert coronavirus cases
“On ‘The cure is worse than the disease’” ~ the other side of my post.
Ethics of triage: looming ICU bed crisis. (The New Yorker)
Podcast. The Lockdown. How Long? (The Editors)
War of words timeline
Australia sets up Covid-19 Commission. ScoMo presser. (CNA). Says Australia is doing more testing than any other country. 5x UK and 25x US, more than Korea. (CNA).
World Markets up an all-time record! (CNBC)
Hong Kong booze ban.
While HK expats cop a well-deserved hammmerimg
Crazy kids returning to HK and having “quarantine parties
Related: quarantine breakers
Hong Kong students’ anti-China racism
Global ‘Battle of Narratives’. Blogpost by EU’s top diplomat (Josep Borrell, since you asked). Accuses China of “generosity politics”. Ugh.

OT: plant-based meat company enters China. Backed by Bit lGates, Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos: Nature’s Flyte