What’s actually going on with Wuhan coronavirus?
As I wrote yesterday, I’ve been spending a lot of time this past week aggregating information sources and trying to piece together the key variables to track.
I did that to help me sleep better at night, make sure you feel ahead of the curve on this major news item, and to make it easier to write informed vs. paranoid pieces on a topic that offers no clear answers or experts.
The situation in Wuhan does offer many parallels to crypto: in terms of its emergent and distributed nature, its vitality, and (good news) its rapid, but still relatively digestible information flow. It’s an exponentially growing system you can still track because it’s still in its earliest phases. That won’t be true if things keep accelerating, but it is for right now.
To recap, here are the things I’m updating for several hours a day now:
Google doc in which I’m providing live updates – you can literally watch as I type. This covers the primary dashboards and news sources I’m using; a synthesized news feed; some theories and rumors, which I’ll try to debunk bad info wherever possible, and a focus on the fundamental variables. (If that sounds familiar, it’s basically our approach to tracking crypto at Messari: same learning process, different topic.)
Additionally, here’s a twitter list I’m using that is now my new default feed – feel free to DM me with other must follows or news items.
I’ll be writing short recaps of my research on this above the fold, and may do a live update on twitter starting later today or tomorrow, where you can ask questions, and I’ll do my best to track down answers.