It Feels Increasingly That The World Is Shutting Down… Doctor: “This Is The Most Frightening Disease I’ve Ever Encountered In My Career.”

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Florida reports 2 dead from coronavirus, first known fatalities on East Coast.

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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.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Stanford University Cancels All In-Class Courses for Remainder of Quarter Due To Coronavirus Concerns.


h/t GR