I generally am not overly concerned with this, but there are some interesting things happening with this case that frankly, do not seem to jive with the story being put out. The more I've started following this, the more curious it gets.
I really do feel we will eventually see a world wide virus that will sweep the world much like the Spanish Flu. That flu infected 1/3 of the entire worlds population killing 50 million people. And that was in a time pre-airplane. So it traveled the world via ship. Its easy to image with todays much higher population world and quick travel via air travel, that a fatal virus could be truly terrifying and devastating.
The CDC and Government officials state Corona Virus is a little more serious than the regular flu, but nothing to really be worried about, so knowing that...
201 US "Citizens" were just evacuated from Wuhan via a special 747 to a military base where all passengers were put into immediate quarantine. Its interesting the plane had no passenger windows, so its not any form of a conventional airliner. It was escorted by fighter jets the entire flight. Sounds excessive.
Someone snapped a picture of the co-pilot on landing... interesting getup for "just a flu virus"
China announced they build a hospital in a day or two to handle the new patient load. If the Virus isn't that much more serious than the normal flu, why the need for new hospital constructions?
What makes me really curious, is the Chinese government posted pictures of a "new hospital" they constructed in Wuhan... but internet sleuths proved the hospital pictured, already existed as an apartment building, 600 miles away.
Why the lie?
They are however, RAPIDLY
building other, additional hospitals, that is verified. Seems like alot of effort for just a "flu".
Amazon retailers pretty much sold out of local surgical face masks yesterday. Any orders made (for retailers willing to even take orders), delivery is now March through May time frame.
Will be interesting to see how this plays out further. Researchers really still dont know the incubation period yet, and infected people are contagious without showing symptoms.
Again, I'm not overly concerned about this. But it is starting to affect the worlds economy, so consideration towards investments is always wise (anyone see the 6,000 people not allowed to disembark the cruise ship in Italy over Corona fears?). Fear seems to be affecting all kinds of different businesses. Quite a few of my investment stocks are down over this.