Coronavirus Numbers Spike — Should We Worry?
The coronavirus has eclipsed the SARS epidemic in China.
Overall in China, SARS-related cases topped just over 5,000 with 349 deaths.
Researchers in China are testing a variety of drugs to try to stem the spread and find a usable cure…
Yesterday, the world breathed a sigh of relief. It finally looked like China’s lockdown tactics had stopped the increasing amount of new cases as shown in the graph below.
Then we woke up this morning to find out that China was undercounting diagnoses to the tune of over 15,000 cases and 254 deaths.
The chart below illustrates just how far they were off…
What happened is that China wasn’t counting the diagnoses from lab results.
Doctor diagnoses and lung imaging are now factored into the number, which accounts for this massive spike.
Should We Be Concerned?
With any new disease outbreak, it’s good to keep the numbers in context with previous outbreaks.
I recently stumbled on a tool that can help you do just that…
With it you’ll be able to compare the scope of coronavirus with other significant diseases since the turn of the millennium.
The concern out there is real. And this undercount could just be the tip of the iceberg.
Administration sources believe that China is underreporting the number of cases by at least 100,000 as well as the deaths.
Of course, questions still remain regarding the coronavirus.
Is this going to be a full-blown pandemic? Will we see a cure for this? If so, when?
These are currently hotly debated topics that no one seems to have a real answer to.
What I can tell you is that I’m currently working on finding you the best way to get ahead of the news.
And with countless biopharma companies out there racing for a cure, I know it’s hard to weed out the good companies from the bad.
That’s what I’m here to do for you.
As always, I’ll keep you up to date on whatever’s happening in the tech markets.
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