There should be a thread on this. I'm just going to put down what I've been reading over the last several days without citations - sorry; but I'm too lazy and you can use your Google-fu. New Corona virus out of China, 3000 infected, 80 dead, communicable before symptomatic. Multiple countries have reported cases (although small numbers), including the US which has 5 infected and 70 possible infections. Incubation period before becoming symptomatic: 14 days. Incubation period before becoming infectious: 1-14 days (currently unknown). China has quarantined numerous cities with over 50 million people affected. Good news: the lethality rate at 2.5-3.0% appears to be significantly lower than SARS (10%) or MERS (35%). But still, even assuming a 25% infection rate in Phoenix valley and then taking the lethality rate into consideration, that's about 30,000 dead (again, assuming a full-blown pandemic). BBC, SCMP, Guardian, WaPo, NYT, and CDC are all good sources of information. The CDC has made several statements about wanting to go to China to help investigate and to independently verify certain Chinese medical findings. So why no invitation? Apparently, Trump hasn't asked, even though the Chinese Premier has declared the outbreak the top priority of all regional governments and the national government.