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Sharp rise in coronavirus deaths and cases

Sharp rise in coronavirus deaths and cases

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  1. I follow some people on Twitter who post videos about what’s going on over there, and it’s straight out of a movie.

    >Just about everyone who’s been following China’s official coronavirus numbers has been able to see that they have been incomplete. Government officials know this too. There’s no way they’ve accounted for everybody infected. How could they?

    So all these don’t really mean anything, really

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51482994) reduced by 92%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people – which accounts for most of the rise in cases.

    > The new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 – with almost 60,000 infections in total.

    > "The deaths are quite worrisome, there are an increased number of deaths reported, but if you look overall at the total number of deaths and the total number of cases, the fatality ratio is about the same as it has been – but it is still high, as high as the death rate in influenza.”

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  3. > fatality ratio is about the same as it has been – but it is still high, as high as the death rate in influenza.

    This is quite the understatement when seasonal influenza has a CFR of under 0,1% and 1350/60000 makes 2,25% so you got a current CFR that is over 20 times that of a common influenza. (Of course values change if there were more unreported infection cases – which would lead to a lower cfr / more unreported deaths – leads to higher cfr. Both is likely.)

  4. Already mutating the lethality attributes, a little early I think but since we’re already working on the cure it might be an interesting strategy.

  5. Already mutating the lethality attributes, a little early I think but since we’re already working on the cure it might be an interesting strategy.

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