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  1. None of the fund flow charts shows RMB inflow. It's hard to imagine Chinese sitting out on this casino.
  2. https://moneyweek.com/economy/global-economy/601080/edward-chancellor-governments-reaction-to-the-virus-will-come-back-to
  3. Yes just on the phone it seems. I don't really have a paid market subscription with IB. Is that the issue? I think I will call them since I'm the only one having trouble on this forum.
  4. Any of you been experiencing freeze up when you login the IB app on cellphone? I've been getting freeze up when the market is not open. It's been very frustrating.
  5. Many of us believe Coronavirus will be with us for a time in the US. There have been great actions taken in the last few days at the state and federal level but eventually people will start going back to work and I thought we could learn a few tips from my friends and family in China so we can stay safer in the next one or two years. China has recently relaxed their social distancing and people are gradually going back to work and school. However, as I walk around Boston, I realize people in China even today are more vigilant against the threat of the virus than Americans going into the crisis. I am no scientist but here are a few things that Chinese are doing today that I hope more of my American friends could start doing to stay and feel safer in the next few months or years... 1) Wear latex or some sort of gloves when you go outside. Not only will you be less likely to scratch your face with rubber gloves on, you will be much less likely to catch virus from shopping cart handles, door knobs, even vegetables that other people might have sneezed upon earlier... You should throw the gloves away as often as possible. If you hate gloves, carry a handkerchief or a box of facial tissue with you to open doors. Doors in the US are super heavy, and you are probably likely to catch virus from the door knobs. People in my companies are disinfecting the virus every 2 hours, but I don't believe that's enough. Most companies in China has a box of paper tower attached to the wall next to the door knobx and elevator buttons. People use a paper tower to push the elevator button and throw the paper away right there into a basket. 2) If you are daring enough, wear some sort of lab safety goggles when you go to areas with people around. You will have to go shop at some point. You won't touch your eyes with the goggles on either. You should clean your goggles when you come home with lysol wipes. 3) At some point the restrictions will be relaxed and you will start going to restaurants. In China today, the general practice is only one person can sit at a table. Make sure there is no strangers within 3 meters of you when you eat and try to sit outside where ventilation is plenty. 4) When people wait in line today in China, they stay at least 1 meter to 3 meters away from each other. If you can't do that in the US, consider move outside the line by a few steps so that you are not directly in front of someone who could be coughing to you. 5) Buy grocery for your parents and deliver them to their door but not go in every time even if they are not in a senior center. Family cluster events were a big issue in Wuhan. To keep your parents safe, stay away from them as much as possible. 6) When you talk to people on the street, stay 2-3 meters away from them. These are what I can think of at this point. I hope others can add their own tips and people can choose whatever they feel comfortable doing. Stay safe.
  6. A conversation facilitated by Li Lu. One model predicted Shanghai would see 800,000 cases, but through their extraordinary early efforts to limit travel, end larger gatherings, and immediately implement social distancing and testing, they limited cases to just 300 .And Dr. Zhang and his team have cured 95% of their COVID-19 patients in his hospital. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/43-special-coronavirus-episode-dr-wenhong-zhang-lessons/id1472376956?i=1000468366901 I couldn't help but notice how this doctor is not laying it on thick on Xi as some of the US officials are doing to Trump.
  7. Since we have some Chinese on this forum, if you want to donate to the efforts and couldn't find way that seem reliable, Li Lu is organizing a donation effort to support cities around Wuhan that need medical equipments. http://www.himalayacapital.com/chinese/20200130NewRelease.htm
  8. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001191?query=featured_home The first reported case in the US seems to be gotten better. Either the virus will make a comeback or he may get discharged soon.
  9. I don't think the government forbids discussion since I'm still discussing it with my relatives in Wuhan. But I understand a lot of the chat groups throwing rumors around have been banned temporarily. How is that different than some of the comments that have been blocked by Boston Globe? It makes me really want to see those comments! https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/31/metro/fears-coronavirus-fuel-anti-chinese-racism/?_sp=390b3cb1-9518-485e-b77b-58421f43c53a.1580497975164&s_campaign=bdc:globewell:trending&_sp=390b3cb1-9518-485e-b77b-58421f43c53a.1580497975164&s_campaign=bdc:globewell:trending
  10. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/china-coronavirus-contain.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage They decided to put the fatality rate on a log scale... this looks like it's half as fatal as Ebola... journalists are in the same league as investment bankers now
  11. If what you said is true, that makes this virus far less deadly than we think today? On the investment side, these type of event usually marks the end of a long bear market. Just think about how the end of SARS marked the end of a long bear market in Asia. Is it possible they're hiding deaths as well as infections? If you look at numbers out of Wuhan and abroad, the death rate is indeed not that high. Similar to normal flu. You also have to consider Wuhan is one of the least developed major city in China. The medical response in cities like Shenzhen will be much better. Shenzhen allegedly had 0 death during SARS and it’s located in the middle of guangdong which was one of the most affected provinces
  12. If what you said is true, that makes this virus far less deadly than we think today? On the investment side, these type of event usually marks the end of a long bear market. Just think about how the end of SARS marked the end of a long bear market in Asia. Is it possible they're hiding deaths as well as infections? Absolutely, but the death number would have to be 10x higher for the virus to be more deadly than what the official numbers tell us today, if the 100k infection number is correct as of today.
  13. If what you said is true, that makes this virus far less deadly than we think today? On the investment side, these type of event usually marks the end of a long bear market. Just think about how the end of SARS marked the end of a long bear market in Asia.
  14. I don’t understand why people waste time reading things that are neither peer nor editorially reviewed medical papers...
  15. Thanks for sharing that firsthand information. I hope everyone in your family ends up alright. What makes you think that’s the number has already hit 100k? How wish his family member recover fully from the infection, but technically a lot of what muscleman said is hearsay not firsthand experience. My father's side family is from Wuhan as well and I hear from them quite the opposite. Yes some people are dying and yes we are short on medical supply due to the holidays. But things are getting better since the first month was virus attacking human unnoticed and now it's got the attention of us. Even if you multiply the official number by 10x and put it in the context of the size of population, it feels more hysteria than real catastrophe to me. How many people have died from the flu this season in the US? None of my relatives have been infected and according to them the hysteria going around is mostly due to people panicking to rumors on social media. To you guys, what I just said goes into the hearsay category as well, other than the fact that none of my family has been infected. This whole situation is quite a hotbed for conspiracies. Could the Wuhan government have responded better to this situation? The answer is absolutely yes, but the same answer goes for every crisis in every country. There is an article on WSJ yesterday about how 40 people died in Toronto during SARS while 0-1 died in Vancouver, and explained the difference in how hospital handled the infected patient in ER contributed the difference in the same country. Quite an interesting read.
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