Brace for Impact: Global Pandemic Already Baked In

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

If we accept what is known about the virus, then logic, science and probabilities all suggest we brace for impact.

Here’s a summary of what is known or credibly estimated about the 2019-nCoV virus as of January 31, 2019:

1. A statistical study from highly credentialed Chinese academics estimates the virus has an RO (R-naught) of slightly over 4, meaning every carrier infects four other people on average.

This is very high. Run-of-the-mill flu viruses average about 1.3 (i.e. each carrier infects 1.3 other people while contagious). Chris Martenson (PhD) goes over the study in some detail in this video.

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