“We would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable,” Azar said. “But we can’t control that price, because we need the private sector to invest. Price control won’t get us there.”
People with potential exposure are in quarantine around the world — including 83 in Nassau County, N.Y. The number of new infections outside China has outpaced those inside the country for the first time.
Trump sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., saying, “I don’t think it’s inevitable.”
A case fatality rate of between 2% to 4% rivals and even exceeds that of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which is estimated to have killed upwards of 50 million people. Even a case fatality rate of 0.7% — which means 7 out of every 1,000 infected people would die — is sobering. It is seven times the fatality rate for seasonal flu, which is estimated to kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people a year globally.
As the death toll rose above 20 in New Delhi after violence this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm, while Delhi’s chief minister has been calling for a curfew.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/indias-premier-modi-appeals-for-calm-after-delhi-riots/a-52536831
20 dead in India after Trump visit – over anti-Muslim laws 🥵
Qom, south of the capital Tehran, has been identified as the centre of contagion, but Iran has warned it is possible the virus is present in all cities.
— Read on www.scmp.com/week-asia/explained/article/3052143/coronavirus-how-irans-death-toll-came-be-highest-behind-only