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142 additional cases in South Korea

This is the Google Chrome machine translation:

(Seoul: Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Jandi announced on January 22 that 142 patients with new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) occurred in Korea. The number of domestic confirmations increased to 346.
Two of the confirmed patients are dead. One patient was diagnosed as corona 19 after being killed at Qingdao University Hospital in South Korea and the other day was transferred to Busan University Hospital.
Of the 142 confirmed, 131 occurred in Daegu (28) and Gyeongbuk (103).
A total of 38 people are involved in the Shincheon Daegu Church.
The number of people involved in Qingdao Daenam Hospital was 92.
Copyright (c) Yonhap News, All Rights Reserved-All Rights Reserved. 2020/02/22 10:09

If I read that correctly, 92 of the cases involve people at a hospital who are not members of the cult-church. If that’s true, that would be pretty bad. It means the virus has spread outside the cult. Also, 11 of the new cases come from outside the Gyeongbuk region of the country, so the virus is spreading around the country.

There are probably hundreds of undetected cases around the United States right now, if not thousands, but we haven’t done any tests, so who knows?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 21, 2020 at EST pm

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  1. If there are thousands of cases in the US right now and (almost) no deaths (no one is going to be able to cover significant mortality if it was present), that means the virus is far less lethal than the 2% rate widely reported right now, which is good news.

    Bobby White

    February 22, 2020 at EST am

    • You don’t know if someone died from the virus if you don’t test for the virus.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 22, 2020 at EST am

      • It’s hard to hide a 2% mortality if there are thousands of cases (that means 10s of deaths).

        Anyway, it’s already clear that the mortality of the current version of the virus among healthy people under 40 without comorbidities is definitely less than 1 in 500, probably less than 1 in 1000. Hopefully it does not mutate into a more lethal strain.

        In which case just prepare for a recession worse than the one in 2008 and factor in 1/1000 personal chance of death (if you’re 35, that’s less than the population level risk of death for you in a given year).

        Bobby White

        February 22, 2020 at EST am

      • “It’s hard to hide a 2% mortality if there are thousands of cases (that means 10s of deaths).”

        Approximately 7,500 people die in the U.S. every day, a few 10s of deaths extra isn’t noticeable unless they happen in a single location.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 22, 2020 at EST pm

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