I wasn’t planning on doing a post this weekend, until I started casually looking at the news coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Casually” turned into a bit of spontaneous OSINT research and here we are.
Therefore I will keep this short and sweet, so straight to the point:
Unless you have a medical background, you might not know what a coronavirus is.
I didn’t, until I found this exhaustive explanation from Live Science.
Equally good, albeit shorter is a piece from Harvard Medical School.
NOTE: For those of you who enjoy science fiction, horrors and zombie apocalypse movies: the coronavirus outbreak happened in Wushan County, Chongqing – the same place where the zombie virus outbreak takes place in World War Z…
Real Time Update Map:
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) created this super-functional, live update global map monitoring the outbreak and its spread.
I also found this map, not sure who is hosting this but there is a 24/7 news feed accompanying it and displaying the most current news on the map
Interactive Analysis Platform:
Mobs Lab aggregated updates provided by DXY.cn (use Google Translate to read the updates) and other publicly available data sources to extract key information in near real-time.
Media coverage from corroborated sources:
Take your pick here on media channels and coverage, but I have to say I found this piece from Bloomberg amongst the best reporting on this issue out there:
BNO News isn’t bad either with their updates:
South China Morning Post provides this handy widget with the most relevant stats: