The Risk Of Coronavirus Outbreak
Now that the coronavirus or Covid-19 (official name) finally started to rear its ugly head in the US and the rest of the world outside of China, it has caused widespread confusion, fear and/or complacency. In this newsletter, we try to summarize what we know and discuss its implications to financial markets and economy.
A disclaimer: by no means we are the professionals in healthcare field. The following discussion is drawn upon some (hopefully) credible sources and we are doing our best to be objective and rigorous.
The new coronavirus outbreak: this is not a flu
Currently, we see two extremes of opinions. On one extreme, people think this is a very serious disease that has many scary unknowns (such as whether there will be a vaccine, whether there will be a cure and whether there will be permanent damage even for those who are cured, etc.). From the chaotic response in the early outbreak in China and now in other regions to the sometimes very high fatality rates (such as the one in Iran and in Hubei, China, the epic center of the initial outbreak in China), these people hold a very gloomy view.
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