Good And Bad To Tell: Two short tidbits

The bad:

According to the Worldometers site, at 18:00 UTC time the number of infected people worldwide surpassed 1,000,000.  The death toll is over 51,000.

It is 100 days from December 25, 2019 (around the time COVID-19 was first reported) to April 2, 2020.  There were 1,000 cases on January 24; 100,000 on March 6; and 900,000 yesterday.

The good:

Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes has developed a test that detects COVID-19 in 15 minutes using SARS antibodies from 2003.  However, it will be some time before it can be distributed worldwide.