ET, thanks for that link. From a link within it to a Twitter thread by Alexandros Marinos, it seems that certain investors were tipped off early on:
– One more piece: Farrar had a call with a group of money managers Jan 31: “In the 20 or 30 years I’ve been involved in emerging infections, I’ve never seen anything that has been as fast or as rapidly moving and dynamic as this”
The speed of spread is really the defining feature of SARS-CoV-2, more so than its fatality rate.
Globally, covid deaths have been and continue to be under-counted by around a factor of three: