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Spain Italy and France had all pretty much reopened everything. They are now actively reapplying control measures. Expect the numbers to go down in a few weeks.This isn't just an American issue. Spain, Italy and France totalled 81,022 new cases yesterday, just a wisker short of US new cases. That with half the US population. Add in Germany and the UK to that total, Europe with similar population is vastly exceeding the US on daily new case counts. Its a human thing where populations are not draconianly controlled by their governments.
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Anyone still think this is some random event caused by a bat..I sure as hell don't and never have.
Despite the fact that a random event caused by a bat is a very common cause of disease outbreaks? Not just in China. Check out the excellent book Spillover (2012) by David Quammen which does the best job I've seen so fat of explaining in plain English how these events happen.
only 1 level 4 hazard containment lab that studies these viruses..yes. There arent a lot of these in the world..for good reason.
When I learned early this year that the only Level 4 BioSafety lab in all of China (Snapple fun fact? China's a pretty big country) was literally in Wuhan, and also walking distance from the epicenter of the outbreak, I was 100% convinced SARS-COV-2 accidentally escaped from that lab. I dont need anyone to "confirm" that for me. Statistically speaking, it is the mother of all Occam's Razor tests.
Occams razor applies, but you've got it backwards. That region has long been the source of viral outbreaks, thus it became a center for research.
You're going with the, "it's just a coincidence" theory.
And the "nope" explanation is both geographically & statistically explained by you in your above sentence.
Where are they coming from? My father in law has flown a few times now (he is outpatient at Mass General still). always flies with the n95 masks. None of us really feel particularly comfortable with that, but he wnats to be back at his place in south carolina and not be up there the entire time.
Coincidence? No. Just science. This exact sequence of events has been so widely predicted to happen for so long that they made a movie of it in 2011. Then when it actually happens, folks insist there must be a conspiracy???