48 countries, indications of infection spreading undetected within communities, major stock market reactions, characteristically incompetent response from Trump admin which has just now been called out in a whistleblower complaint. Case fatality currently believed to be around 2% with elderly and/or otherwise frail/ill people believed to be at greatest risk of severe illness including death (but a number of young healthy patients have died as well), but real fatality rate likely to be lower. Some indications that existing medications can help treat infections, and several putative vaccines in the pipeline (Gilead stock surged on this news). Have plans to visit Toronto with the whole family in late April, beginning to reconsider this idea.