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Old Posted Feb 28, 2020, 3:15 PM
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The three countries most infected; China, Korea, and Iran are big sources of immigrants to Canada. 100,000 Iranians in the GTA, 50,000 in Vancouver, 25,000 in Montreal. Lots of travelers returning from visiting family.

Canadian demographics are not favourable for isolating us from a possible pandemic.
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Interesting that Russia has almost no cases.
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How did Iran get so many cases?..
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How did Iran get so many cases?..
They're cozy with China thanks to western sanctions.
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How did Iran get so many cases?..
There is something odd about what is happening in Iran. They have 245 infected and 24 deaths. That is 10%. Every other place it will under 5%.

I think that suggest that Iran is not doing as well at testing and containment of this as some of the other countries. The infection rate is likely quite a bit higher that 245.
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There is something odd about what is happening in Iran. They have 245 infected and 24 deaths. That is 10%. Every other place it will under 5%.

I think that suggest that Iran is not doing as well at testing and containment of this as some of the other countries. The infection rate is likely quite a bit higher that 245.
I think it has to do with the fact that they probably have way more than just 245 cases.

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Interesting that Russia has almost no cases.
Moscow-SVO airport is the #1 European airport in terms of two way seats to China (2.9 million seats last year). SVO has service to 26 Chinese cities. Believe me they have it too. Russians are good at hiding/controlling what news leaks out. The western world simply doesn’t know about it yet.

The iron curtain is alive and well.

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There is something odd about what is happening in Iran. They have 245 infected and 24 deaths. That is 10%. Every other place it will under 5%.

I think that suggest that Iran is not doing as well at testing and containment of this as some of the other countries. The infection rate is likely quite a bit higher that 245.
This is also the country that has ZERO gay people.
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If the global economy is going to tank, I'm going to put aside a bunch of money to invest once stocks hit their low point (If I'm lucky) and hopefully make some money!

The best advice health wise is to eat lots of greens and all that, wash your hands and don't touch your face! This will all be over in a few months, just like SARS was.
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If the global economy is going to tank, I'm going to put aside a bunch of money to invest once stocks hit their low point (If I'm lucky) and hopefully make some money!
The problem is that you have no better information about this than anybody else and these risks based on current public information are already priced into the stocks for the most part. If the news gets worse tomorrow prices might fall farther, sure, but there could be good news too. If everyone knew the future that would already be priced in.

You could easily sell or decide to hold cash at what in retrospect turns out to be a low point in the market. Or you could time it right. You're just taking on random risk.

It's better to make long-term investment decisions based on your tolerance for risk (i.e. if you're about to retire or make a big purchase, you don't want a coronavirus slump to hit just as you need to sell; if you're young you can just ride out the slumps).
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Investing is a risky game, best bet it to try and be as informed as possible and make good judgement calls.
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The problem is that you have no better information about this than anybody else and these risks based on current public information are already priced into the stocks for the most part. If the news gets worse tomorrow prices might fall farther, sure, but there could be good news too. If everyone knew the future that would already be priced in.

You could easily sell or decide to hold cash at what in retrospect turns out to be a low point in the market. Or you could time it right. You're just taking on random risk.

It's better to make long-term investment decisions based on your tolerance for risk (i.e. if you're about to retire or make a big purchase, you don't want a coronavirus slump to hit just as you need to sell; if you're young you can just ride out the slumps).
+1 Everything in this post is 100% accurate and excellent advise.
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There is something odd about what is happening in Iran. They have 245 infected and 24 deaths. That is 10%. Every other place it will under 5%.

I think that suggest that Iran is not doing as well at testing and containment of this as some of the other countries. The infection rate is likely quite a bit higher that 245.
I assume just like in Korea its religious congregations. A bunch of people close together sharing the same air for hours. This is an example of Mecca:



Make no mistake this will spread across highly religious nations quickly and I suspect the religions will be hesitant to shutdown services as that will be a sign of weakness. The Saudi's are taking action but they are less religious than many Islamic nations.
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The Saudi's are taking action but they are less religious than many Islamic nations.
Saudi less religious?

The Saudi's, predominately orthodox muslims, world's exporter of radical wahhabism to the rest of the world, and home to Mecca...

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^ sanctions against Iran have played a big part in the spread there
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The three countries most infected; China, Korea, and Iran are big sources of immigrants to Canada. 100,000 Iranians in the GTA, 50,000 in Vancouver, 25,000 in Montreal. Lots of travelers returning from visiting family.

Canadian demographics are not favourable for isolating us from a possible pandemic.
I'm pretty sure Italy has more 'reported' cases than Iran. They have near 1000 confirmed now, with 21 deaths. Milan is on shutdown.
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The Saudi's are taking action but they are less religious than many Islamic nations.
What? I mean...

Do you not have people to talk to in your life? Does every single inane thought in your head get posted on SSP? Do you never stop and think about you're going to write on this board?

You clutter every conversation here with dumbness. It's distracting and annoying. Please stop. Go away.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2020, 9:23 PM
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Saudi less religious?

The Saudi's, predominately orthodox muslims, world's exporter of radical wahhabism to the rest of the world, and home to Mecca...

"the people" but unlike in other Islamic nations where the religion is in charge or competes for power with the government in Saudi Arabia they are clearly under the royal family similar to the situation of the Avignon Papacy. Hanbali Islam is the smallest Sunni school and has prospered thanks to the support of the Saudi government. The Saudi government is clearly in control of the Hanbali religion within the nation. It is rarely the case where the religion is strong but still subordinate to the government.

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Since the Al Saud succeeded in annexing Mecca in 1926 and the discovery of oil, Hanbali school of theology has benefited from the sponsorship of the Saudi state. Theology students from all over the world are educated in Saudi Arabia following this school of theology and Saudi-funded Dawah succeeded in attracting new followers all over the world. Since the beginning of the 20th-century, the school has therefore gained more acceptance and diffusion in the Islamic world.
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https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/64501
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In any case, the premise that churches and mosques in particular are bigger spreaders of the illness than transit, workplaces, schools, malls, or other public places seems unlikely.
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^ sanctions against Iran have played a big part in the spread there
How so? Medical supplies are exempt.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2020, 9:41 PM
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In any case, the premise that churches and mosques in particular are bigger spreaders of the illness than transit, workplaces, schools, malls, or other public places seems unlikely.
I cite how fast it spread in the South Korean Shincheonji church and Islamic nations as evidence of this but yes its not proof.

It seems like it spread much faster in areas where older people are put together for longer periods of time like churches or cruise ships. Perhaps it has avoided schools because youth are able to fight it off quickly. It could be that it has spread fast among schools but because it resembles the flu and many do not display symptoms no one has noticed.

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Survey Finds Americans Are Afraid To Order Corona Beer Due To The Coronavirus

The coronavirus has an unfortunate name if you’re trying to sell a certain popular beer. The Corona beer company may be suffering from reduced sales as news of the virus’s spread continues to dominate headlines around the world. One survey conducted by 5W Public Relations found that 38 percent of beer drinkers asked said they would not buy Corona beer amid the growing epidemic.
https://god.dailydot.com/corona-beer...vhsBScFcg0kJ1Y

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