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    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that he shook hands with a man now confirmed to be infected with the novel form of coronavirus during a recent interaction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486534-ted-cruz-shook-hands-with-infected-cpac-attendee

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    Figures way down in China and Korea today (so far, anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that he shook hands with a man now confirmed to be infected with the novel form of coronavirus during a recent interaction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486534-ted-cruz-shook-hands-with-infected-cpac-attendee
    Thoughts & Prayers.

    I hope any COVID-19 that caught Ted Cruz recovers quickly.

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    just for scientific interest how long would it last on a flag that gets kissed ?

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    It seems they are still allowing flights from northerm italy to the UK, seems a bit silly to me but then the response to date seems to be reactive.

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    Crikey, crude down 31% to $28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Crikey, crude down 31% to $28.
    There is a thread for that.
    You know what a thread is and what they are good for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    There is a thread for that.
    You know what a thread is and what they are good for?
    NamPikToot may be many things ... but a Tailor, I think not.

    But here ... OPEC deal collapse sparks price war --- ‘$20 oil in 2020 is coming’

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    Nevertheless, Cruz said he will remain at his home in Texas this week "out of an abundance of caution."
    ....maybe just lazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    You know what a thread is and what they are good for?
    "Absolutely nothing. Say it again"

    Edwin Starr - War

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Crikey, crude down 31% to $28.
    Tomorrow's opening bell in the US should be Verrrrrry interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Tomorrow's opening bell in the US should be Verrrrrry interesting.
    Already being felt in the world Markets.

    First the Futures ...

    The COVID-2019 Thread-screenshot_2020-03-09-pre-markets-png




    Then the World. Australia down over 7% ... the biggest one day fall since the GFC

    Now down just over 20% since it's peak of just a few weeks ago ... officially in a Bear Market

    The COVID-2019 Thread-screenshot_2020-03-09-world-markets-heat


    The World is awash with debt, OPEC/Russia can't agree with oil quotas and oil demand is reduced because, in part of the Virus.

    It's an interconnected World.
    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago

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    fills one with confidence........................................ ...

    These are the experts, working it all out for us.
    How lucky we are.
    This woman is a complete dick head. The boggling of the mind is unlimited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Tomorrow's opening bell in the US should be Verrrrrry interesting.
    DOW futures preparing for another scorcher.

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    Thailand tourist arrivals in February fall 44.3% due to coronavirus


    The number of tourist arrivals in Thailand fell 44.3% in February from a year earlier due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said on Monday.

    Visitors from China, Thailand's biggest source of tourists, tumbled 85.3%, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn told a meeting of tourism operators.

    Thailand tourist arrivals in February fall 44.3% due to coronavirus

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    I don't know why you fellas are so pessimistic, the yearly flu is far worse than this pathetic little Corona Virus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I don't know why you fellas are so pessimistic
    85% less Chin tourists and an improved exchange rate works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    85% less Chin tourists and an improved exchange rate works for me.
    Ohh there will be some real opportunities for many from this Global upheaval. That said though, some are going to take a full on financial ass whoopin.

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    Global Markets in Turmoil as Oil Plunges

    Markets shuddered Monday in the face of a price war for oil and the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, with frightened investors seeking shelter in the safety of government bonds and propelling yields to unprecedented lows.

    Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average index retreated 4.9%, pointing to a decline of over 1,200 points in the blue-chips gauge after trading opens in New York. The futures contracts earlier hit the 5% maximum allowed in a single session, breaching the limit for the first time since shortly after President Trumps 2016 election victory.

    Saudi Arabias decision over the weekend to instigate a price war as it escalates a clash with Russia sent oil prices to their lowest levels since 2016 and raised fresh concerns about the risks tied to heavily indebted energy companies in the high-yield credit market. The kingdom cut most of its oil prices and plans to boost output.

    The plunge in crude added to two weeks of turmoil in equity and credit markets as investors have grown increasingly concerned about economic growth stalling. Crude prices, along with U.S. government bond yields, are typically viewed as key barometers of economic health and confidence, said Gregory Perdon, co-chief investment officer at private bankers Arbuthnot Latham.
    There has always been an assumption that when the oil price collapses the world is going to become a darker place, whether that is driven by the demand side or supply side, Mr. Perdon said. The latest tensions put the oil market in somewhat uncharted territory with pressure in terms of both supply and demand as the coronavirus epidemic threatens to sap businesses appetite for energy.

    Manic MondayA selloff in Asia-Pacific stocks gathered steam on Monday.Year-to-date performanceSource: FactSetAs of March 9, 4:08 a.m. ET



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    U.S. government bonds, which have already rallied to unprecedented highs, extended gains. The yield on the 10-year Treasury, which moves inversely to bond prices, dropped to 0.434%. The 30-year yield fell below 1%, reaching 0.858%.

    The fear today is about a global recession, said Thomas Hayes, chairman of Great Hill Capital, a hedge fund-management firm based in New York. If Russia does not come back to the table soon, investors worry the default risk and credit spreads widening will lead to tighter credit and even a recession.

    Public-health authorities are escalating efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, leading to a drop in business activity and curtailing global trade. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has exceeded 110,000, with over 3,800 fatalities globally. At least eight American states including New York have declared states of emergency as infections spread to new parts of the U.S., and Italy quarantined some 17 million people.

    Stocks in the European energy sector led markets lower Monday, with BP plummeting over 17% in London. Anglo-Dutch firm Royal Dutch Shell, Norways Equinor, Italys Eni, the U.K.s BHP Group and Frances Total were also among the big decliners.

    Its a falling knife situation, said Esty Dwek, head of global market strategy at Natixis Investment Managers. You dont need to be buying on a day like today.
    Ahead of the opening bell in New York, Chevron and Exxon Mobil dropped over 10% in premarket trading. Smaller energy companies plummeted even more, with Devon Energy, Occidental Petroleum and Marathon Oil stocks dropping over 25%.

    The price war between major oil producers is throwing petrol on the fire at a time when investors are struggling to understand how deeply the outbreak will impact global supply chains and consumer spending, according to Lyn Graham-Taylor, a rates strategist at Rabobank.

    We have got a massive demand decline brought about by the virus and now youve got headline inflation going through the floor: all combinations that say we need to do more easing, Mr. Graham-Taylor said.

    Over in Europe, the pan-continental Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped over 6% with key equity benchmarks in the U.K. and France entering bear-market territory.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-s...d=hp_lead_pos1

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    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Outside China Tripled in Past Week

    The epidemic of the new coronavirus reached a new stage globally, with confirmed cases outside China tripling over the past week and governments warning of more infections among people who recently traveled to countries where infection rates are rising.
    The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases was more than 110,000 Monday, with infections in 108 countries and regions, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. There were 29,306 cases outside mainland China, versus around 10,000 a week ago. The U.S. tally rose to 554 cases, with 21 deaths.

    The world-wide death toll stood at 3,825the bulk of it in China, especially in the central city of Wuhan, where the pneumonia-causing virus first appeared in December. Italy has the second-highest number of deaths at 366, and the total number of confirmed infections in the Mediterranean country climbed to 7,375 over the weekend, almost catching up with South Koreas 7,478 cases.
    Stock markets around the world plunged again Monday, though a large trigger for the selloff was the prospect of an energy glut that could make a global recession more likely during the epidemic. Oil prices fell more than 25%, and the 10-year Treasury note yield dipped below 0.4%, a historic low.
    In China, health authorities reported 40 new cases on the mainland in the past day, bringing its total number of confirmed infections to 80,735, up about 1% from a week ago. More than two-thirds of the sickened people have recovered.

    While China also has by far the highest death toll from the respiratory disease, at 3,119 fatalities, its officials have said lockdowns of cities, strict quarantine measures, and widespread workplace and school closures have helped limit infections across the country.
    A few weeks ago, China was reporting thousands of new cases daily. In late January the government locked down much of Hubei province, where Wuhan is, to stem the spread of the virus, and hasnt lifted those restrictions.
    In recent days, major cities including Shanghai and Beijing have seen people returning to malls, shops reopening and other business activities gradually resuming. On Monday, Shanghai government officials said some major tourist spots and sports facilities had reopened after being closed for more than a month.
    Walt Disney Co.s Shanghai Disney Resort said it would partially resume operations as a first step in reopening in phases, while the main Shanghai Disneyland theme park would remain closed until further notice.

    Some facilities in Disneytownthe resorts shopping, dining and entertainment complexas well as its hotel and nearby park grounds began operating under limited capacity and reduced business hours. The resort said guests would have to undergo temperature checks and wear masks during their visits, and would be reminded to maintain respectful social distances.
    Governments are preparing for a new wave of coronavirus cases among people who have traveled to countries other than China. Health authorities in Hong Kong, which has 114 confirmed cases, said several people who tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 in recent days had been on a tour to India in February. India has reported 39 coronavirus infections.


    On Monday, South Korean Vice Health Minister Kim Ganglip said the spread of the coronavirus appears to be slowing in the country but that new infections could come from people returning from abroad.
    The country added 165 cases, the lowest daily new numbers since Feb. 25, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    China said it has a total of 67 imported cases, including people who recently traveled to Italy and Iran.
    In Japan, a new rule kicked in Monday that effectively bans tourists from China, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea until the end of March, as the country seeks to prevent more new imported infections. Japan reported 488 cases on Monday, up 33 from a day earlier.

    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Outside China Tripled in Past Week - WSJ

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    Seattle Health Care System Offers Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing For Workers



    Employees of the University of Washington's UW Medicine system, can now get tested for coronavirus without leaving their cars.

    The system's medical center in northwest Seattle has turned a hospital garage lot into a drive-through clinic that can test a person every five minutes. They typically get results within a day or so.

    But the idea involves more than convenience. It's also about safety.

    "Because of the way this virus could be spread, we want to make sure there's good ventilation," says Dr. Seth Cohen, who runs the infectious disease clinic at UW Medical Center Northwest.
    Coronavirus has already caused at least 17 deaths in the Seattle area and infected at least 83 people.

    So staff have placed three medical tents on the first floor of the center's multilevel garage, which is not enclosed. Signs and orange cones funnel vehicles to the testing site.

    On the clinic's first morning of operation, a cold breeze was blowing through the structure. Cohen described it as "excellent airflow that you can feel."

    When workers first drive in, they're greeted by Jan Nakahara, a nurse who usually works at the University's Hall Health Center.

    "I'm going to have you pull up," she tells the driver. "Don't get out of your car."

    For now, the drive-through clinic is limited to health care workers in the university's health care system. And they need to have a fever, dry cough, or other symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

    "If they had symptoms, they would go and fill out a survey online," Nakahara says. "And then if the screeners thought it sounded like it was a possibility of coronavirus, then they were given an appointment today."

    The next stop at the testing clinic is in front of the three white medical tents.

    Jeff Gates, a nurse at the medical center, approaches each car. Like Nakahara, he's in full personal protective gear, including a clear plastic face mask.

    "Hello, my name is Jeff," he tells the driver. "We're going to be doing your swabs today."

    Gates prepares to take two swabs through the open window, one each nostril.

    "I'm going to have you lean your head back just a little bit, try not to move on me," Gates says as inserts the first swab. "Sorry, I know that's uncomfortable."

    Gates takes the samples he's collected and seals them in plastic tubes. They'll be processed by a lab a few miles away.

    "We're going to be testing for both influenza A and B, RSV, as well as COVID-19," Gates tells the driver. "We'll get results back as soon as possible."

    "Thank you," he adds. "I hope you feel better soon."

    Then it's time for Gates to put on fresh protective gear and get ready for the next arrival.

    "It's been going great," he says. "Very smooth. We've had probably seven people come through this morning."

    The traffic here is expected to increase dramatically in the next few days.

    For now, the clinic will continue to focus on health care workers because they will be essential if the coronavirus continues to spread in the Seattle area.

    "We want to make sure that if our staff test negative we get them back to work as soon as we can," Cohen says. "But if they test positive we want to keep them out of the workforce to make sure they're not going on to infect other staff or patients."

    The medical center plans to extend in-car testing to first-responders who may have been exposed.

    The university also expects to work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide coronavirus testing kits that patients can use at home.

    Home testing would be "fantastic," Cohen says.

    But home kits rely on swabs that don't go nearly as far into the nasal passages as the ones testing clinics use. So scientists still need to verify that the home kits won't miss any infections, Cohen says.

    As results from wider testing come in, Cohen says, the information should help public health officials assess the current outbreak.

    "It will definitely give us a clue as to whether COVID has other epicenters within Seattle, including other institutions," he says.

    So far, the drive through tests have found lots of flu, and a few cases of coronavirus, Cohen says.

    Drive-Through Coronavirus Tests For UW Medicine Workers : Shots - Health News : NPR

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    ^ All that has made me anxious. Think I’ll go out and buy more toilet paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Seattle Health Care System Offers Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing For Workers
    Excellent idea.

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    Then it's time for Gates to put on fresh protective gear and get ready for the next arrival.
    I wonder how long the gear takes to take off, disinfect oneself, dress with a new suit, be inspected and be in position to greet another patient.

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    Any airline sales on?

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