COVID-19 Megathread #3
This is a megathread to consolidate all of the ongoing posts about the COVID-19 outbreak. This thread is a place to post updates, share information, and to ask questions; we will be slightly more relaxed with rule #3 in this megathread. However, reputable sources (not unverified twitter posts!) are still requested to support any new claims about the outbreak. Major publications or developments may be submitted as separate posts to the main subreddit but our preference would be to keep everything accessible here.
After feedback from the community and because this situation is developing rather quickly, we'll be hosting a new megathread every 1-3 days depending on developments/content, and so the latest thread will always be stickied and will provide the most up-to-date information. If you just posted something in the previous thread right before it got unstickied and your question wasn't answered/your point wasn't discussed, feel free to repost it in the latest one.
For reference, the previous megathreads are here: #1 from January 25th and #2 from February 25th.
On December 31st last year, Chinese authorities reported a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, most of which included patients who reported exposure to a large seafood market selling many species of live animals. A novel zoonotic virus was suspected and discovered. Despite unprecedented quarantine measures, this outbreak has become a global pandemic. As of time of writing, there is confirmed disease on all continents except for Antarctica, and several known and suspected areas with self-sustaining human-to-human transmission. While it's a bit early to determine the full extent of the outbreak, it seems likely that most humans on Earth will eventually get this virus or will require a vaccine.
I've stolen most of these directly from
/u/Literally_A_Brain, who made an excellent post here and deserves all the credit for compiling this.
Resources from Organisational Bodies
Relevant News Sites
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