Certainly a concern, but if you don't these people the mortality rate isn't really as high as it would seem. I think the virus is less of a concern than the economic impact. Shutting everything down for weeks to prevent something that may already be out of the bag is going to cause problems. If they had done this in Wuhan when it first hit it would have had benefits, but now it's probably pointless. People are going to continue to get infected but just a question of how many at once.
VSIN always going on about handle, which is meaningless to most of us. But I would be curious to hear handle numbers this next weekend. Many people have IRAs, 401ks and regular brokerage accounts which have been crushed in recent days.
Yup guy i work with flew into Hong Kong last week. When going to Shenzhen/Dongguan area its easier to go thru HK then ferry over if you don't have driver. He said they check everybodys temp everytime you walk back into hotel. Also police are doing random checks on the road, temperature checks.
When you see the market have a horrific day (Monday) and then not only not have any bounce, but has a similarly horrible day Tuesday and can't even manage a minor dead cat bounce Wednesday, it tells me the market fears the worst.
Market wise, no reason to rush in. It could still go lower. Some technical damage has been done and that will take some time to repair. Very few "V bottom" recoveries.