500+ confirmed cases and closing on 20 deaths as of today. It seems to be highly virulent, much more so than SARS, which took 4 months to spread out of China vs. a couple of weeks with the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s already in the US, and, from today, in Russia.
Live updates here.
The nice thing is that cases seem to be underestimated by an order of magnitude (Imperial College saying 4,000 cases), so the true mortality rate should be well under 1%.
So, about as contagious as the Spanish Flu, but ~10x-100x less morbid. And likewise ~10-100x less morbid than SARS, though much more virulent.
Hopefully it doesn’t mutate into a much more morbid form.
Also the Chinese should really stop consuming what man was not meant to consume.