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10% of the worlds population is now under quarantine

10% of the worlds population is now under quarantine

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  1. That’s ~700 million which is ~50% of China

  2. Honestly, it just puts the scale of China’s population into perspective for me.

    10% of the worlds population is only around half of the population of China…

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/business/china-coronavirus-lockdown.html) reduced by 93%. (I’m a bot)
    > Residential lockdowns of varying strictness – from checkpoints at building entrances to hard limits on going outdoors – now cover at least 760 million people in China, or more than half the country's population, according to a New York Times analysis of government announcements in provinces and major cities.

    > In Zhejiang, one of China's most developed provinces and home to Alibaba and other technology companies, people have written on social media about being denied entry to their own apartments in Hangzhou, the provincial capital.

    > Many people in China have been happy to wall themselves off, ordering groceries online and working from home if they can.

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  4. From known cases:

    Week 1: 0 dead, 1 case

    Week 2: 1 dead, 15 cases

    Week 3: 2 dead, 62 cases

    Week 4: 41 dead, 1287 cases.

    Week 5: 362 dead, 17,200 cases

    Week 6: 813 dead, 37,198 cases

    Week 7: 1,665 dead, 68,500 cases

    [latest source](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/16/coronavirus-latest-updates-china-death-toll-rises.html)

  5. Here is an archive link to get past the paywall.


    (for ctrl-f: mirror, copy, source)

  6. So uhhhh, which publicly traded companies sell face/medical masks that are not manufactured in china? just curious

  7. Well, that sounds just ducky. 760 million people under quarantine/Martial Law, e.g. that is ***twice the population of the U.S***…. just for the point of comparison.

    I’m sure it’s OK.

  8. Imagine being the guy who first contracted it if they survived

  9. I’m sure it’s nothing. That happens all the time.

  10. Air pollution in China is ridiculously low compared to what it normally is too. Is this because they’re shutting factories down/not drivin as much because of Corona too?

  11. I hope the ordinary people of China are doing ok – it must be really tough.

    As ordinary people of other countries – we share a lot in common.

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