I'm really worried this virus could infect my computer, better rush out and buy a copy of Nortons or McAfee (my local Currys will help me choose) then I can surf the Net's cesspools once more with impunity.
Finally, a technology angle on the coronavirus outbreak: Semiconductor biz stocks slip amid China supply chain fears
Stocks in a bunch of semiconductor companies dipped by four to five per cent on Monday – after China banned travel in and out of the manufacturing hub of Wuhan to isolate the new coronavirus that has already killed more than eighty people. Named 2019-nCoV, this novel coronavirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days, …
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The Chinese leadership have a cure for themselves as well as short positions on all affected stocks. This new virus was engineered in Chinese labs as a bioweapon against the West... or someone ate the wrong tiger soup with the wrong bat burger, after shagging a fish infected with deadly and ancient viruses released by the rapidly melting icecaps.
Tuesday 28th January 2020 14:04 GMT Jellied Eel
Buy the dip!
I have mixed feelings about this, mainly because a friend's PhD was about coronavirii. On the one hand, the R0 seems high, so easily spread, on the other, mortality thus far seems less severe. Cold comfort to anyone in the hot zones, but our medical services are a lot better than they were during the flu pandemic last century. So I get the feeling there may be some over reaction, even though this is potentially very serious. It may highlight the risks of consolidating manufacturing in one place though.
Tuesday 28th January 2020 15:05 GMT TeeCee
Wednesday 29th January 2020 08:12 GMT Securitymoose
Could it arrive here in the mass of goods we get from China?
The Black Death pneumonic plague was transmitted through droplet infection (in one provincial case, via damp linen). Is anyone going to fess up and tell us that the virus only has a short (or indefinite) lifespan? The Black Death killed 1/3 of the population of Europe, and how many more where records were not so extensive?
We are right to be cautious.