Looking a the Ted Baker update, it's good at least that there has been minimal disrutpion to it's supply chain and that the significant majority of it's factories are now operational. I guess not something some of the doomsters on here want to hear, but that's the reality.
Over here, a few more weeks of shutdown and hopefully people can get back to work. It was originally envisaged corona would peak around Easter, let's see.
TLS - One other thing I should have added. Supposedly 86% of corona victims don't even know they've had the virus, they think it's a cold or have simply gone undetected. Again, if correct, this could totally inflate the percentage of people that die from this illness.
I'm also wonder as redindi questioned - could the virus be less potent in a warmer climate. Time will tell. I've been out for a good walk this morning and for the first time it felt like spring is just about here and I certainly feel better for that. I hate November through to end of Feb here in Britain. Hopefully I obtained a good dose of vitamin D!
My brother in the USA is now working from home. The world hasn't stopped, though I know some people have sadly been laid off. Let's hope social distancing helps stem the contagion in addition to warmer weather.
I'm hoping for a vaccine by the end of the year, though it won't be available en masse until 2021
I don't know what to make of the death rates in relation to coronavirus. Looking at Australia, over 1000 reported cases and 7 reported deaths? Equating to a 0.7% death rate. Bad, but is it really as deadly as much of the msm are making it out to be. The jury is still out for me.
What a crap day. The whole world has gone mad. Talking of crap. I've just been to my local Booths store here in the NW of England and it did actually put a smile on my face for the first time today after observing that the large rows of shelves that are normally stacked with bog rolls were all empty. Absolutely bonkers.
We don't what the stats are for deaths etc in relation to corona, because no one knows how many people have actually had it. Some may think they've had standard flu. I don't trust the mainstream media on anything.
I actually think it will blow over as we get to May/June. The problem of course will be the potential for the virus to return each winter. Hopefully a vaccine is forthcoming in the next 12 months.
I still question whether this coronavirus is any more nasty than normal flu - which is nasty as I can attest through my own experience. Most of these people saying they've had flu before and it's not bad etc haven't had it - they've had a cold. If you have flu it puts you on your back and in my case gave me pneumonia.