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?
The first link is a puff piece (i.e. bullsh*t), the second includes a quote that says a vaccine is at least a year away, and that's assuming a large pharmaceutical company is onboard.
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.