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[india-wg] [openchain] OpenChain and Coronavirus

 

Thank you Gwyn!

At the moment I am safe. However, I am very concerned about our community members in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and we are seeing the virus entering Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and other locations. 

We will probably see a rapid spike in infections throughout this week. The most important metric is fatalities per 100 infected. We are currently running at 2.14%, which is a little over 16 times higher than the average of 0.13% with common influenza. If we are lucky we will see a spike in confirmed infections without a corresponding spike in fatalities, indicating that the virus is closer to influenza than SARS on the danger spectrum. This is currently a reasonable possibility. However, no matter what, we cannot be complacent.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:32, Gwyn Murray <gwyn@...> wrote:

Thank you for this, Shane. Hoping all stay and are safe. 


On Jan 31, 2020, at 2:10 AM, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:

Dear Everyone

First of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety of yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues is the most important thing.

Every decision in the OpenChain Project will be taken from this perspective. We expect events in Asia and abroad to be altered or cancelled due to the outbreak.

More specifically:
(1) On February 6th I will attend the first OpenChain Germany meeting. However, if the virus appears in South West Japan I will cancel my attendance. I do not want to risk carrying the virus to Europe.
(2) On February 18 the 13th OpenChain Japan meeting happens in Tokyo. The Japan Work Group will monitor the situation and decide if we need to change our plans. Updates to follow.
(3) On March 3rd the third OpenChain China meeting happens in Beijing. We will monitor the situation and decide if we cancel within the next two weeks. Updates to follow.
(4) Our events in Taiwan are being decided by our local organizers, SZ and Lucien. Updates to follow.
(5) Our events in Korea are undecided. I will talk with our local community. Updates to follow.
(6) Our co-hosting of the first Asian Legal Network Conference will continue, but the event has moved from Q1 to Fall. Updates to follow.

Regardless of where you are, please take care. I am hearing reports of shortages of face masks and other materials in more locations. If you are in one of these locations please contact me. I will send supplies from South West Japan. Let’s take care of each other.

Regards

Shane 

Isabelle SY H
 

I hope so that all the communities and families are safe.
Really in worrying on the status of infection and the mood of hatred towards Asian.
Thanks as always, Shane.

Sincerely,
Isabelle

2020년 1월 31일 (금) 오후 5:03, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...>님이 작성:

Thank you Gwyn!

At the moment I am safe. However, I am very concerned about our community members in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and we are seeing the virus entering Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and other locations. 

We will probably see a rapid spike in infections throughout this week. The most important metric is fatalities per 100 infected. We are currently running at 2.14%, which is a little over 16 times higher than the average of 0.13% with common influenza. If we are lucky we will see a spike in confirmed infections without a corresponding spike in fatalities, indicating that the virus is closer to influenza than SARS on the danger spectrum. This is currently a reasonable possibility. However, no matter what, we cannot be complacent.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:32, Gwyn Murray <gwyn@...> wrote:

Thank you for this, Shane. Hoping all stay and are safe. 


On Jan 31, 2020, at 2:10 AM, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:

Dear Everyone

First of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety of yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues is the most important thing.

Every decision in the OpenChain Project will be taken from this perspective. We expect events in Asia and abroad to be altered or cancelled due to the outbreak.

More specifically:
(1) On February 6th I will attend the first OpenChain Germany meeting. However, if the virus appears in South West Japan I will cancel my attendance. I do not want to risk carrying the virus to Europe.
(2) On February 18 the 13th OpenChain Japan meeting happens in Tokyo. The Japan Work Group will monitor the situation and decide if we need to change our plans. Updates to follow.
(3) On March 3rd the third OpenChain China meeting happens in Beijing. We will monitor the situation and decide if we cancel within the next two weeks. Updates to follow.
(4) Our events in Taiwan are being decided by our local organizers, SZ and Lucien. Updates to follow.
(5) Our events in Korea are undecided. I will talk with our local community. Updates to follow.
(6) Our co-hosting of the first Asian Legal Network Conference will continue, but the event has moved from Q1 to Fall. Updates to follow.

Regardless of where you are, please take care. I am hearing reports of shortages of face masks and other materials in more locations. If you are in one of these locations please contact me. I will send supplies from South West Japan. Let’s take care of each other.

Regards

Shane 

 

Hi Isabelle!

Yes, during this difficult time we are seeing some unreasonable actions towards Chinese citizens (Japan, Korea, South Asia) and to all Asians (USA, Europe). Sadly fear brings out the worst in some people. People are saying unpleasant things, people are doing unpleasant things.

The only way we can face this virus is together. Logic, science and care are our weapons to stop this infection. I believe that most people, most of the time, will share care and will try to help. Certainly the OpenChain Project will be doing absolutely everything we can:
(1) To help support our community members in areas impacted
(2) To help support our community activities in areas impacted
(3) Always using the perspective of safety first.

As of today in my city we are running out of alcohol cleaners, face masks are limited to three packs per person at nearby drug stores. The supply chain, even in areas like 四国 with no outbreak, is stressed to the limit.

Everyone, whatever I can do, whatever OpenChain can do, just let me know.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 19:19, Isabelle SY H <snowyui@...> wrote:

I hope so that all the communities and families are safe.
Really in worrying on the status of infection and the mood of hatred towards Asian.
Thanks as always, Shane.

Sincerely,
Isabelle

2020년 1월 31일 (금) 오후 5:03, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan>님이 작성:
Thank you Gwyn!

At the moment I am safe. However, I am very concerned about our community members in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and we are seeing the virus entering Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and other locations.

We will probably see a rapid spike in infections throughout this week. The most important metric is fatalities per 100 infected. We are currently running at 2.14%, which is a little over 16 times higher than the average of 0.13% with common influenza. If we are lucky we will see a spike in confirmed infections without a corresponding spike in fatalities, indicating that the virus is closer to influenza than SARS on the danger spectrum. This is currently a reasonable possibility. However, no matter what, we cannot be complacent.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:32, Gwyn Murray <gwyn@...> wrote:

Thank you for this, Shane. Hoping all stay and are safe.


On Jan 31, 2020, at 2:10 AM, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan> wrote:

Dear Everyone

First of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety of yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues is the most important thing.

Every decision in the OpenChain Project will be taken from this perspective. We expect events in Asia and abroad to be altered or cancelled due to the outbreak.

More specifically:
(1) On February 6th I will attend the first OpenChain Germany meeting. However, if the virus appears in South West Japan I will cancel my attendance. I do not want to risk carrying the virus to Europe.
(2) On February 18 the 13th OpenChain Japan meeting happens in Tokyo. The Japan Work Group will monitor the situation and decide if we need to change our plans. Updates to follow.
(3) On March 3rd the third OpenChain China meeting happens in Beijing. We will monitor the situation and decide if we cancel within the next two weeks. Updates to follow.
(4) Our events in Taiwan are being decided by our local organizers, SZ and Lucien. Updates to follow.
(5) Our events in Korea are undecided. I will talk with our local community. Updates to follow.
(6) Our co-hosting of the first Asian Legal Network Conference will continue, but the event has moved from Q1 to Fall. Updates to follow.

Regardless of where you are, please take care. I am hearing reports of shortages of face masks and other materials in more locations. If you are in one of these locations please contact me. I will send supplies from South West Japan. Let’s take care of each other.

Regards

Shane


Lucy Katz
 

I would very much like to say that here in Europe there is no feeling of hatred or blame towards the people of Wuhan / China and beyond. We are sorry that your situation is awful, and afraid that we will face it too, but we are a global community now. We share each other’s joy and each other’s pain.

Wishing health and safety to you and all you care for, and warm greetings of support from Europe

Lucy Katz

On 31 Jan 2020, at 10:32, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan> wrote:

Hi Isabelle!

Yes, during this difficult time we are seeing some unreasonable actions towards Chinese citizens (Japan, Korea, South Asia) and to all Asians (USA, Europe). Sadly fear brings out the worst in some people. People are saying unpleasant things, people are doing unpleasant things.

The only way we can face this virus is together. Logic, science and care are our weapons to stop this infection. I believe that most people, most of the time, will share care and will try to help. Certainly the OpenChain Project will be doing absolutely everything we can:
(1) To help support our community members in areas impacted
(2) To help support our community activities in areas impacted
(3) Always using the perspective of safety first.

As of today in my city we are running out of alcohol cleaners, face masks are limited to three packs per person at nearby drug stores. The supply chain, even in areas like 四国 with no outbreak, is stressed to the limit.

Everyone, whatever I can do, whatever OpenChain can do, just let me know.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 19:19, Isabelle SY H <snowyui@...> wrote:

I hope so that all the communities and families are safe.
Really in worrying on the status of infection and the mood of hatred towards Asian.
Thanks as always, Shane.

Sincerely,
Isabelle

2020년 1월 31일 (금) 오후 5:03, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan>님이 작성:
Thank you Gwyn!

At the moment I am safe. However, I am very concerned about our community members in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and we are seeing the virus entering Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and other locations.

We will probably see a rapid spike in infections throughout this week. The most important metric is fatalities per 100 infected. We are currently running at 2.14%, which is a little over 16 times higher than the average of 0.13% with common influenza. If we are lucky we will see a spike in confirmed infections without a corresponding spike in fatalities, indicating that the virus is closer to influenza than SARS on the danger spectrum. This is currently a reasonable possibility. However, no matter what, we cannot be complacent.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:32, Gwyn Murray <gwyn@...> wrote:
Thank you for this, Shane. Hoping all stay and are safe.


On Jan 31, 2020, at 2:10 AM, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan> wrote:

Dear Everyone

First of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety of yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues is the most important thing.

Every decision in the OpenChain Project will be taken from this perspective. We expect events in Asia and abroad to be altered or cancelled due to the outbreak.

More specifically:
(1) On February 6th I will attend the first OpenChain Germany meeting. However, if the virus appears in South West Japan I will cancel my attendance. I do not want to risk carrying the virus to Europe.
(2) On February 18 the 13th OpenChain Japan meeting happens in Tokyo. The Japan Work Group will monitor the situation and decide if we need to change our plans. Updates to follow.
(3) On March 3rd the third OpenChain China meeting happens in Beijing. We will monitor the situation and decide if we cancel within the next two weeks. Updates to follow.
(4) Our events in Taiwan are being decided by our local organizers, SZ and Lucien. Updates to follow.
(5) Our events in Korea are undecided. I will talk with our local community. Updates to follow.
(6) Our co-hosting of the first Asian Legal Network Conference will continue, but the event has moved from Q1 to Fall. Updates to follow.

Regardless of where you are, please take care. I am hearing reports of shortages of face masks and other materials in more locations. If you are in one of these locations please contact me. I will send supplies from South West Japan. Let’s take care of each other.

Regards

Shane




 

Thank you Lucy! Well said!

The bonds of friendship and care will always be deeper than tales of anger and dispair.

On Jan 31, 2020, at 20:11, Lucy Katz <lucy@...> wrote:

I would very much like to say that here in Europe there is no feeling of hatred or blame towards the people of Wuhan / China and beyond. We are sorry that your situation is awful, and afraid that we will face it too, but we are a global community now. We share each other’s joy and each other’s pain.

Wishing health and safety to you and all you care for, and warm greetings of support from Europe

Lucy Katz

On 31 Jan 2020, at 10:32, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan> wrote:

Hi Isabelle!

Yes, during this difficult time we are seeing some unreasonable actions towards Chinese citizens (Japan, Korea, South Asia) and to all Asians (USA, Europe). Sadly fear brings out the worst in some people. People are saying unpleasant things, people are doing unpleasant things.

The only way we can face this virus is together. Logic, science and care are our weapons to stop this infection. I believe that most people, most of the time, will share care and will try to help. Certainly the OpenChain Project will be doing absolutely everything we can:
(1) To help support our community members in areas impacted
(2) To help support our community activities in areas impacted
(3) Always using the perspective of safety first.

As of today in my city we are running out of alcohol cleaners, face masks are limited to three packs per person at nearby drug stores. The supply chain, even in areas like 四国 with no outbreak, is stressed to the limit.

Everyone, whatever I can do, whatever OpenChain can do, just let me know.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 19:19, Isabelle SY H <snowyui@...> wrote:
I hope so that all the communities and families are safe.
Really in worrying on the status of infection and the mood of hatred towards Asian.
Thanks as always, Shane.

Sincerely,
Isabelle

2020년 1월 31일 (금) 오후 5:03, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan>님이 작성:
Thank you Gwyn!

At the moment I am safe. However, I am very concerned about our community members in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, and we are seeing the virus entering Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and other locations.

We will probably see a rapid spike in infections throughout this week. The most important metric is fatalities per 100 infected. We are currently running at 2.14%, which is a little over 16 times higher than the average of 0.13% with common influenza. If we are lucky we will see a spike in confirmed infections without a corresponding spike in fatalities, indicating that the virus is closer to influenza than SARS on the danger spectrum. This is currently a reasonable possibility. However, no matter what, we cannot be complacent.

Regards

Shane

On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:32, Gwyn Murray <gwyn@...> wrote:
Thank you for this, Shane. Hoping all stay and are safe.


On Jan 31, 2020, at 2:10 AM, Shane Coughlan <@shanecoughlan> wrote:

Dear Everyone

First of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety of yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues is the most important thing.

Every decision in the OpenChain Project will be taken from this perspective. We expect events in Asia and abroad to be altered or cancelled due to the outbreak.

More specifically:
(1) On February 6th I will attend the first OpenChain Germany meeting. However, if the virus appears in South West Japan I will cancel my attendance. I do not want to risk carrying the virus to Europe.
(2) On February 18 the 13th OpenChain Japan meeting happens in Tokyo. The Japan Work Group will monitor the situation and decide if we need to change our plans. Updates to follow.
(3) On March 3rd the third OpenChain China meeting happens in Beijing. We will monitor the situation and decide if we cancel within the next two weeks. Updates to follow.
(4) Our events in Taiwan are being decided by our local organizers, SZ and Lucien. Updates to follow.
(5) Our events in Korea are undecided. I will talk with our local community. Updates to follow.
(6) Our co-hosting of the first Asian Legal Network Conference will continue, but the event has moved from Q1 to Fall. Updates to follow.

Regardless of where you are, please take care. I am hearing reports of shortages of face masks and other materials in more locations. If you are in one of these locations please contact me. I will send supplies from South West Japan. Let’s take care of each other.

Regards

Shane