Monday, February 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update -- Is Anyone Paying Attention? -- February 24, 2020


February 25, 2020: see comments. A reader suggests this site if interested in economic impact of coronavirus: 
It would also be nice to see economic impacts if Bernie Sanders' proposals were all enacted.

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Coronavirus: tracked at the sidebar at the right.

Statistics here; below, statistics as of February 24, 2020 -- posted just a few hours ago:
Four stats to follow:
  • daily deaths growth factor: steep drop (very good)
  • total deaths, change in total, day-over-day, down again (very good); at 3%;
  • daily deaths, change in daily, day-over-day, huge drop, minus 49 percent (incredibly good news);
  • global stats by country; link here, new deaths since last report:
    • China: 71 (huge jump)
    • South Korea: 1
    • Italy: 0 (and only two more cases)
      • Austria halts train traffic with Italy -- two days ago
      • Turkey closes Iran border -- two days ago
Statistics for February 23, 2020, yesterday, were alarming and shocked equity markets and oil markets worldwide.

Absolutely fascinating.


  1. if you're interested, i have a briefing on the economic impacts of the virus in the form of article excerpts from last week posted here:

    1. Thank you. I'll look at that later. Much appreciated.