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Feb 20

Flu maskAlmost twelve thousand people infected.

More than 250 dead.

Once again, a new and dangerous virus has escaped its birthplace and begun to march inexorably around the globe.

At the epicenter this time: Wuhan, China, a sprawling metropolis of 11 million people.

It and at least 15 other Chinese cities—more than 60 million people—are on lock-down.

Two brand-new hospitals— frantically erected almost overnight to attend to the afflicted—will open next week in Wuhan.

Municipal leaders have ordained that all residents should wear masks in public; drones are being deployed to berate citizens who don’t comply.  Larger drones are fighting the virus by spraying disinfectant over villages and cities. Read the rest of this entry »