Coronavirus Highest Risk International Cities Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei

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    Key takeaways: items being shipped from China are low risk for most part … Soap & handwashing effective to help some in preventing … Spreads mainly from coughs of infected folks & only very high expensive grade masks effective … as most virus is so small it can go in as one breathes thru mask

    [size=5][b]How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

    [i][size=5]Based on SARS, it was concluded that human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 DAYS at room temperature. However, they can quickly be rendered inactive using common disinfectants, and may also dissipate at higher temperatures

    On copper and steel it’s pretty typical, it’s pretty much about P.S. Links & Articles are more SCIENTIFIC in nature –even PHD & MD level


    Cruise ship passenger becomes infected & shares his experience of WHAT IT IS LIKE …. great read 8)


    [size=4][i][color=red][b]COVID-19 site that tracks latest real-time infection rates by nation :sick:
    as tracked by John Hopkins medial (but there are likely FAR MORE infected without signs yet? [/b][/color][/i][/size]


    CDC Prevention & Best health practices


    Working from home – 20 excellent recommendations by PC Magazine 8)

    [b][color=purple][i]I’ve had the nice privilege of personally working from home for about 5 years, and this article by PC magazine is excellent.  It is important to setup formal workspace at home & schedule of availability.  Also ensure your home office has great high speed Internet capabilities, proper seating, docking station, large monitor(s) and business telephone capabilities. As I have around 2 hours of computing time per day, I often give that back to company in appreciation of this excellent privilege

    And ensure best security practices of staying up-to-date on security updates & anti-virus protection.  Also use commercial grade equipment from company itself, which will be built around best safety standards — including especially VPN based access into the network.  But most importantly, give your employer an honest day’s work & contribute in a manner where you are just as productive as a virtual team member as you would be in the office. 

    And always keep in mind that violations of trust & productivity will result in loss of this excellent privilege for not only yourself but possibly others in office. :)[/i][/color][/b]

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has more people working from home. If you’re new to working remotely, these tips from a home-office pro can help you stay productive and maintain balance.  Everyone who works remotely has to figure out when to work, where to work, and how to create boundaries between work and personal life. What about office equipment, career development, training opportunities, and building relationships with colleagues?  Here are 20 tips for leading a better and more productive remote-working life, based on my experience and what I’ve learned from others.


    [size=4][b][color=red]Medical article below is excellent … noting that as long as COVID-19 does not infect lungs severely
    it’s symptoms are mild coughs for most … but there is a tipping point as noted in article for about 2-3% of cases :sick:

    BOTTOM LINE normal FLU mortality = 0.1% and based on 2% of COVID-19 morality rate — it is 20X more dangerous[/color]


    MARCH 12th – SUMMARY – from some of latest from China & other scientists
    [size=5][i]Virus infects lungs & turns into virus factory
    Easy to become infected with no natural immunity
    Being near an infected victim is greatest danger
    When victim coughs virus can stay alive in AIR for a few hours
    and virus can live on surfaces for a few days
    Good hygiene & avoidance & 1 meter space rule helpful
    Biggest danger is those who are infected but don’t know it
    while most victims have pnemonia like symtoms & recover
    Older folks & weaken immune systems can cause difficult breathing
    Folks must go on respirator to survive as virus turns on healthy tissue
    Victims may drown in own lung fluids
    At least 2 strains in circulating
    US is about 2 months being China in virus life cycle (just like flu)
    When it peaks in China — that will be best news we can hear[/i][/size]


    [size=5][b][color=teal]TWO more excellent resources … WHO & CDC master sites
    (lots of helpful links for factual information on outbreak, medical discoveries, and prevention techniques)[/color]



    One of BEST resources found so far


    High Temperature and High Humidity Reduce the Transmission of COVID-19

    10 Mar 2020 Last revised: 14 Mar 2020
    Jingyuan Wang
    Beihang University (BUAA)
    Ke Tang

    Institute of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
    Kai Feng
    Beihang University (BUAA)
    Weifeng Lv

    Beihang University
    Date Written: March 9, 2020

    This paper investigates how air temperature and humidity influence the transmission of COVID-19. After estimating the serial interval of COVID-19 from 105 pairs of the virus carrier and the infected, we calculate the daily effective reproductive number, R, for each of all 100 Chinese cities with more than 40 cases. Using the daily R values from January 21 to 23, 2020 as proxies of non-intervened transmission intensity, we find, under a linear regression framework for 100 Chinese cities, high temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce the transmission of COVID-19, respectively, even after controlling for population density and GDP per capita of cities. One degree Celsius increase in temperature and one percent increase in relative humidity lower R by 0.0383 and 0.0224, respectively. This result is consistent with the fact that the high temperature and high humidity significantly reduce the transmission of influenza. It indicates that the arrival of summer and rainy season in the northern hemisphere can effectively reduce the transmission of the COVID-19.


    White House Press conference on the virus

    Issues 15-dauy nationwide guidelines
    Says states with evidence of community transmission should close bars, restaurants, food courts, guys and other indoor and outdoor venues where people congregate


    With several weeks of coordinated action we can turn the corner
    Our government is prepared to do whatever it takes
    Worst of outbreak could be over by July or August or later
    Considering a national quarantine or curfew
    US “may be” heading into a recession, we’re not thinking in terms of that
    The virus isn’t under control anywhere
    I think you’re going to see a tremendous surge in the economy
    We haven’t really determined a national curfew but we have not decided to do it
    US will back the airlines 100%, we’re going to be backstoppping them


    [size=5][color=red][b]US CDC reports count of virus cases at 3536 vs prior 1678

    We were expecting this given we were not tresting[/b][/color][/size]


    [color=purple][i][size=5]Great series of actual college lectures — PHD like materials to learn more as desired
    Rudolph the hound (pug) & I are definitely watching the series 8)[/size][/i][/color]


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