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This coronavirus outbreak continues to grow at an exponential rate. In fact, the number of cases is 14 times larger than it was just one week ago. Needless to say, if the number of cases continues to escalate at this pace, we are going to have a horrifying global pandemic of epic proportions on our hands very rapidly. But hopefully that won’t happen.
Hopefully the measures that global authorities have taken to slow the spread of the virus will work. But we are definitely in a race against time, and if they don’t get this outbreak under control shortly we could soon be facing a worst case scenario.
As I was doing research for this article, I decided to find out how many confirmed cases there were in China one week ago. According to CNN, there were 547 as of last Wednesday…
Five Chinese provinces reported additional cases of the Wuhan coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected in mainland China to 547.
The worldwide number of cases has reached 555 on Wednesday.
Now as I am writing this, the number of confirmed cases has officially risen to 7,711. The following comes from USA Today…
The number of confirmed infections across China has risen to 7,711, resulting in 170 deaths. By comparison, there were 5,327 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China during the 2002-2003 outbreak, although that virus was more deadly, claiming 349 lives.
Due to the coronavirus, N95 masks are flying off the shelves.
These are the masks you sometimes see people wearing on airplanes and you think to yourself, “why is that weirdo wearing a mask?”
According to the CDC, the definition of these masks is…
“The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators. This product filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil.”
At this moment, I’m not one of those weirdos walking around town wearing my N95 mask.
But, I do own them and they are part of my complete kit. (Kit is covered in this free DVD.)
There are a bunch of companies that make these masks, but you really can’t go wrong with the 3M brand.
Hopefully, the virus won’t spread like crazy and we won’t have to leave home wearing one of these masks.
But, for the protection they offer, they’re dirt cheap, so I would definitely have some on hand.
It’s better to buy now…
Since if this virus does spread, these masks could end up costing a small fortune. (Kinda like .22 ammo did a few years ago when there was a shortage.)
Former CIA Officer
Yours in freedom,
Bruce ‘the Poor Man’
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