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There are 17,489 infections now, according to the above John Hopkins resource.

Meanwhile, some news sources are slow to follow the spread, perhaps reluctant to sound alarmist.

However, please do not accept poor information, or lack of information to cause even more unnecessary or unnoticed infections.

It's still growing exponentially, meaning every day, we discover a larger amount of infected than the day before. Only once that flattens out, we can speak of getting this under control.

@mplammers the infection rate is only one variable, the other main variable is lethality. Last I heard anything (total infected was just under 10000 at that point) it was only ~2.5%.

SARS was 9% as a frame of reference.

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"However, please do not accept poor information, or lack of information to cause even more unnecessary or unnoticed infections."

OTOH, the CDC site cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ seems to have regularly updated and acceptably GOOD information on the status of 😛

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