Inferior medical treatment? A different mindset in the population in terms of seeking medical treatment? The virus started there first? The virus is a bioweapon that targets Chinese?Anyone have ideas on why all but 2 of the deaths have occurred in China? I have a theory but I'm curious what others think. If you exclude China, the mortality rate is well under 0.5%.
My theory is that the Chinese government has been killing people who contracted the virus in an effort to stop its spread, instead of treating them. The rationale would be even if the sick people are in a hospital for treatment they could still spread the virus to medical personnel. If they're dead and buried in mass graves that's no longer possible.Inferior medical treatment? A different mindset in the population in terms of seeking medical treatment? The virus started there first? The virus is a bioweapon that targets Chinese?
Exactly. Communist governments aren't exactly known for caring much about the lives of their citizens. If they think it might help stop the virus by killing infected people, they won't hesitate to do so.
Actually, four deaths outside China so far. One each in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, and France. That's out of 697 cases outside China. The mortality rate then is ~0.6%. 1,662 deaths out of 68,347 cases in China, which is a 2.4% mortality rate.I'm afraid I'm still a bit out of the loop... outside the Chinese deaths, where did the other two occur? I imagine I'd have heard about it -- firmly rooted under my rock as I am -- if it were here in the States.
There will probably be a lot of empty shelves in a few months. Prices will rise as things start to thin.Going off on a side topic, with mail/package restrictions out of China now in force (for most countries), how long do we think prices for goods at the local stores will remain as they are? (As stock can't be replenished for goods made in China, what is pricing going to be like in 1-3-6 months)?
Maybe, but unfortunately memories are short and the amount of time to bring things back and get local manufacturing running again is long.And will this event be a reason for local governments to attempt to restart localised manufacturing bases? (And this is not for just electronics, but power tools, furniture, anything plastic, fabrics, clothing, etc).
It's likely.Could this event be a catalyst for a global recession?
Supposedly they don't have enough kits to test everyone. That's what being reported in the news. Leaving the ship and getting on a plane to fly to the US with people you've been quarantined from for almost 2 weeks already, who haven't been tested, only to have to spend another 14 days in quarantine in the US doesn't sound like a great strategy.What I don't understand is why every single person on the ship wasn't tested. They've been doing some kind of staged testing based on age etc. Each batch of testing finds more. Surely they can get enough test kits to get them all done at once.
Presumably the ventilation system keeps each room closely linked to the next. Definitely want the balcony rooms instead of inside cabins for this one.
At one hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region, a patient who recently returned from Singapore, which has 90 cases, was admitted to the hospital with mild upper respiratory symptoms, according to a hospital official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect the patient’s privacy. The patient tested negative for flu. Because of underlying medical conditions, the person was at higher risk for severe illness if this was a coronavirus infection.
Even though clinicians suspected coronavirus, and treated the person for it and placed the patient in isolation, the patient was not tested.
“If this person had returned from mainland China, they would have been tested for coronavirus,” the official said. The patient recovered and was discharged to their home.
The HHS press conference yesterday was a lesson in political tap dancing. Saying everything while saying nothing. They can claim to have covered all possible positions.
The best made plans are no match for gov't incompetence. It's a super fine line to try to walk. Do too little and you'll be criticized for not taking it seriously. Do too much and you'll be criticized for overreacting.It's starting to look like the US reaction is to look like they are doing something, while doing nothing at all...
Does the CDC not already have policy/plans for this sort of issue? I would hope that they do?
Looks like some analysts are worried about this as well...
Personally I think we should shut down the markets for the duration of this to prevent panic selling. And we probably should suspend international air travel as well.Looks like some analysts are worried about this as well...
That wouldn't work. Or at least history shows it won't work.Personally I think we should shut down the markets for the duration of this to prevent panic selling.
Maybe, maybe not... In a week we'll probably know more. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that this hasn't progressed faster.And we probably should suspend international air travel as well.
The 30-stock Dow posted its biggest one-day points loss ever on Thursday.
The number of cases spiking, especially outside of China, raised concern of a prolonged global economic slowdown and spooked investors out of stocks. That uncertainty also led some companies to caution investors about the virus’ impact on their numbers.
The political party in charge is for less government. That will be considered socialistic, so good luck with that man.If we're going to start asking people to pay for their quarantine that virtually guarantees the virus will spread. If we really want to have a hope of containing this, the government should not only pay for quarantine, but pay for any uncovered sick days, as well as force the employer to guarantee that person will have a job to go back to after they leave quarantine. I understand the situation workers are in. With limited or no sick days, you have few options. I recall going to work when I could hardly stand up because I couldn't afford to miss a day's pay.