The hardest part is confirming. Here in US the CDC is the only place doctors can send samples to for verification. CDC has been flooded with 10's of thousands of requests. Not sure why they haven't already worked on getting field test kits out to thousands of locations around the US. There really is no idea how widespread it may already be in many countries outside of China. Only the cases with serious complications and for sure known origination from having been in China are being confirmed. But with 5 to 14 day asymptomatic period, and it being spread during that time, it will be very hard to keep up with the spread, and figure out how and where to take measures to contain.Well, it's now reached my back yard in Silicon Valley... welcome the new world order.
The messages I have been sent have been much more cryptic, but all acting like nothing serious is happening. Dates of re-opening are all varying. Its weird as some claim none of it is happening in their area, yet they are still delaying re-opening. Some admitted the date could change, and at the same time quoting 60 to 90 day delays. Makes sense I guess if all shipments are by sea, and obviously not everyone could ship all delayed product at the same time, since ships and ports would be severely strained with so many playing catch up. In essence and unfortunately JIT just became JTL.
|"I thought of this history when reading the heart-rending story of Li Wenliang, the doctor in Wuhan who in late December tried to sound a warning about the coronavirus. Instead of listening to him, Communist Party officials muzzled and criticized him. Li later contracted the virus himself, from one of his patients, and died earlier today. A photo of him wearing an oxygen mask in his hospital bed flooded social media.|
|Under China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, the government has moved away from Deng’s empirical approach and back toward Mao’s rigid ideology. The coronavirus crisis is an example of the damage that approach can do. And unlike a half-century ago, China is a powerful, globally integrated country, which means that its tragedies can more easily become global tragedies."|
There was an article in Business Insider a few days ago describing the similarities with e.g sars virus and also discussing the origin of the virus.I read it was transmitted from live animals sold for food at a consumer market. The story did not state what live animal was sold for food. I'd bet it was some kind of bird. Birds have been a source of viruses to humans before.