This post was first published in 25 Mar 2020 but things moved rapidly and my views have changed. The updated parts are in red.

Since we last discussed COVID-19, the world has gone from bad to worse. We now have a global pandemic which is increasingly out of control. It is becoming a crisis in the same order of magnitude as the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis. I have been using the original thebaselab website of daily checks. It is depressing. We have exceeded 15,000 deaths with no end in sight.

Courtesy of thebaselab
To combat the virus, many affected countries have gone into lockdown mode following China’s example. But they didn’t do it fast enough. Some countries’ healthcare systems could not handle the situation and many lives were lost. It is important not to stress the healthcare system because there are only so many ICU beds and only