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The slope, as Chris Martenson is observing, is tilting ever upward. Singapore, our “canary in the mine” is currently at 84 cases:
5 cases at 5 days, 10 cases at 8 days, 20 cases at 13 days, 40 cases at 18 days, 80 cases at 27 days. This in a city/country on high alert on February 1.
It looks as if the repatriated Americans from the cruise ship will continue to be included in the data for the cruise ship (621 cases currently) and not aggregated with cases first discovered in persons on American soil. So American case numbers remain at 15 cases. If we can hold at the level or close throughout the end of February that would be a good thing. I don’t know much about the Chinese-American communities in the US. The Chinese community in Singapore is substantial and its connections to Hubei explain the outbreak there. Was there no similar connection with the American communities? A few of the American cases involve a Chinese tourist rising relatives here, and one or more members of a Chinese-American couple having visited relatives in Hubei. And yet our numbers have not (yet) grown. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed. And yet, even if there is no outbreak here, the reliance on China in our supply chains is going to hurt.Published in