CV Central - 3/11/2020 - "European Outbreak, Bad Social Habits, and Collateral Damage"
For Episode 27, we broaden our horizons to check out what is happening in Spain, France, and Japan. A quarantine much like New Rochelle, New York is in northern Spain as French people defy Covid-19 to have a Smurf convention in contravention of sound public health. Japan finds small gatherings just as dangerous as large ones. We look at Washington's ventilator problem and the potential for DC to soon be a hot spot. All this, and a discussion of what issues you should be keeping your eyes upon as we bungle through this uncoordinated response throughout the West and most of the world.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects 70% of the world to be infected by coronavirus: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51835856
Spain surpasses 2,000 cases in countrywide outbreak: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1252975/Coronavirus-spain-map-regions-in-spain-covid-19-coronavirus-latest
Quarantine in La Rioja, Spain now enforced: https://www.the-sun.com/news/507166/coronavirus-patients-in-spain-forced-to-stay-in-their-homes-by-terror-cops-in-hazmat-suits/
France also moves to 2,000 cases promising future mitigation strategy: https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/France-close-to-Covid-19-coronavirus-epidemic-as-cases-hit-1-784-and-Macron-says-only-the-beginning
Preparations in French hospitals: https://www.france24.com/en/20200310-war-footing-french-hospital-in-frontline-of-coronavirus-fight
3,500 people defy Coronavirus in France to gather as world's largest Smurf outing: https://news.avclub.com/defying-all-logic-and-reason-the-world-record-for-larg-1842216045
Japanese music clubs in smaller outings become new epicenter of cluster as case number spikes: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-music/japans-live-music-clubs-emerge-as-new-coronavirus-transmission-sites-idUSKBN20X0WU
Japan deliberates whether to postpone Olympics: https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-olympics-cant-be-held-this-summer-best-to-postpone-1-2-years-japan-organizing-official-says-11583839757
Washington State preparedness assessment: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/state/washington/article241035641.html
Quarantine in New Rochelle as part of heightened preparations in NYC Metro: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/containment-zone-in-new-rochelle-takes-effect-nyc-case-total-climbs-to-40/2321532/
DC cases popping up with varied responses in area: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dc-area-coronavirus-cases-spike-hundreds-of-churchgoers-told-to-quarantine/ar-BB10Wy3w
Dow back to the plummet: https://www.marketwatch.com/
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