Agreed. And, one small way of this is to check the decline in global air traffic. Biggest since 1978. Airlines at risk of default on their leases. Layoffs on the horizon if the CoVID gets prolonged. pic.twitter.com/1OQzxiSD7N
— guddu (@guddu59144393) March 7, 2020
The disruption of global supply chains due to the outbreak of #Covid19 is to be seen as the canary in the Global System mine. The global virus outreach exemplifies the issue of systemic risks emerging from the interconnectedness of the #GlobalSystem. t.co/maZDG0qY2b #RWRI pic.twitter.com/KWA7a5Us20
— Velina Tchakarova (@vtchakarova) February 19, 2020
#coronavirus Iran: Population seeking help in hospitals for coronavirus. "We estimate that 30 to 40% of Tehran's population will be infected with COVID-19 by March 20," says Dr. Massoud Mardani, member of Iran's National Influenza Committee. Tehran population: 12 million. pic.twitter.com/vs8kfsm229
— nerd (@nerd_hawk) March 6, 2020
“Just the flu, bro.” t.co/a08XmZM65d
— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) March 7, 2020
"This is the most frightening disease I've ever encountered in my career."
Richard Hatchett, the doctor leading efforts to find a vaccine for coronavirus, says it is much more lethal than normal flu. pic.twitter.com/1tjJ2ed0Hq
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) March 6, 2020
Latest @CNN reporting:
4:25 p.m: Minnesota reports first coronavirus case
5:20 p.m: First coronavirus case in Oklahoma
6:35 p.m: Connecticut reveals first coronavirus case
7:18 p.m: First coronavirus case in Kentucky reported
8:05 p.m: Nebraska reports first coronavirus case
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) March 7, 2020
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Florida reports 2 dead from coronavirus, first known fatalities on East Coast.
UPDATE: A high-school friend who lives in Italy now writes:
The news that I want to share is that the numbers being reported don’t seem to include those admitted to the hospital. In Italy we have (approximate numbers) tested 20,000, 4,000 confirmed, 200 deceased, 500 cured in the hospital and 600 currently in intensive care. I don’t know if anyone is in the hospital with covid19 and not in intensive care. Anyway, that’s 1300/4000 (32%) requiring hospitalization. I sure hope the US finds a way to help the uninsured (and under-insured) masses!
Well, they’ll get treated and then their bills will get written off or passed to Uncle Sam. But that’s an awful lot of people requiring hospitalization. The ratio looks awful, but that may just be a function of who’s getting tested. At least, I certainly hope so.