February 22, 2020

Well THAT Escalated Quickly.

Last night, around 23:00 , I sent someone a story that the number of South Korean Coronavirus cases had  just doubled to 204.

Now, 10 hours later, the number in the ROK is "over 430". 

And the hits keep on coming:

Japan just released over 1000 people (including 500 Japanese nationals) from quarantine  on that cruise ship after 14 days. And numerous people in the U.S. and elsewhere have recently been released after a 14 day incubation period. Well, this morning, China helpfully shared the knowledge that the incubation period is not 14 days as they previously said, but up to 27 days.


The supply chain disruptions are (as expected) worsening, and COVID-19 (Coronachan) has been found in Samsung phone factories.

Japan had already cancelled most public gatherings.

That's senseable and given a robust quarrantine of people exposed, this may yet be manageab.....

oh...A California Judge has helpfully blocked people being sent into quarantine citing the legal principle of NIMBY. 

OK:  This thing is out and about, and the toothpaste cannot be put back in the tube. Given the incubation/transmission data many of us probably, especially those who frequent schools or public places in port cities probably already have it. I'd advise not going to the doctor for any reason unless you're very sick with this bug.

If you haven't already, buy a couple of months non-perishable food now, perhaps a few bags of rice and beans and some multivitamins. The biggest challenge is that if you don't have a well, you need to make some arrangements to have water.Maybe a WaterBob or something.  Have it delivered if possible. This isn't the end of the world, but services might get sketchy for a few weeks, and water treatment plants require skilled personel who might be out for 14 27 days minimum. Make sure you have all your meds stockpiled because the drugs may dry up in a few weeks.
  The U.S. might need to navigate drug or medical product shortages if the coronavirus outbreak continues to snarl production in China, a pivotal supplier for American consumers, doctors and hospitals.

Hahn said the agency is "keenly aware" the coronavirus outbreak "will likely impact the medical product supply chain, including potential disruptions to supply or shortages of critical medical products in the U.S."

Most of us are going to get this. It's not Captain Trips, it's not the Andromeda Strain and our great grandparents went through something similar in 1918-19 and the world did not end. Batten down, take all your medications watch the news and if you get it just roll your D-100 and don't roll a 1, 2, or 3.

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1 Judges who decide that people can not be isolated/quarantined because 'it ain't right!' deserve to have their chambers be staffed with actual infected people. 

Posted by: cxt217 at Sat Feb 22 11:58:25 2020 (LMsTt)

2 "...f you get it just roll your D-100 and don't roll a 1, 2, or 3."

Like Captain America said, "I understood that reference!"

Posted by: L. Beau Macaroni at Sat Feb 22 18:34:08 2020 (fieDC)

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