1 pointNew cases reported Saturday, March 7 in China: 99. Reminiscent of the 2009 Swine Flu (H1N1) panic. Big gains for Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, et al. This morning, US stocks open with a huge drop (1500 points on the Dow, 5.5%). Practically only gainer is Wal-Mart. Strongest stocks (i.e. least weak): Pfizer, Merck, Lilly. Interesting.
0 pointsThe seal on the news item above appears to say "Costa Rica" and does not appear to be a news item from Panama. Apparently, so far there has been no report of cases in Panama. This is a bit like being in Tennessee and learning that there are five cases in Kentucky, a hundred or two hundred miles away.
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