News Report: Coronavirus Expected to Lead to RAM, Chip Resistor Price Hikes

Giroro

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People really need to stop panicking over the coronavirus, ignore the clickbait reporting, and look at the actual statistics. The virus isn't that dangerous, its not spreading nearly as rapidly as you are being led to believe, and for the most part the outbreak in china is well past its peak.

Some of the major media outlets should be held responsible for the damage they cause to both the economy and individuals when they irresponsibly fearmonger to grab fast ad revenue.
Frankly, there's way more important uses for our resources.
Did you know that the Ebola Epidemic in the Congo we all freaked out about a year ago is still ongoing, and 68% of the infected have died?
 
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Yeah, but that does not prevent the tech companies to increase prices if They want to...
But all in all the price increase comes from increased demand of these product, not because of the virus. The virus will cause delays and shortage for some period of time. But it does not cause long term event unless the situation gets worse.
 
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People really need to stop panicking over the coronavirus, ignore the clickbait reporting, and look at the actual statistics. The virus isn't that dangerous, its not spreading nearly as rapidly as you are being led to believe, and for the most part the outbreak in china is well past its peak.
I definitely I don't agree. With a fatality rate of possibly 2%, it's far more deadly than any recent flu strain, and it seems to be very contagious.

The only way China contained the outbreak is by quarantining whole cities for about a month. That's not something you want to happen where you live.

Did you know that the Ebola Epidemic in the Congo we all freaked out about a year ago is still ongoing, and 68% of the infected have died?
Ebola is not nearly as contagious. People with that virus are not infectious until after they start showing symptoms, and you have to come into contact with their bodily fluids.

I agree that the situation in DRC is alarming, but Ebola doesn't seem to spread in countries that have good health care infrastructure. The problem with DRC is that there's basically a civil war, which prevents government workers from deploying the normal countermeasures of contract-tracing and quarantining.
 

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Yeah, but that dies not prevent the tech companies to increase prices if They want to...
These are commodity components which are priced according to supply & demand.

Disruptions in supply will definitely lead to price spikes and (hopefully limited) lack of availability. That, in turn, will cause major disruptions to the revenue streams of all companies in the chain. This sort of thing triggers layoffs and bankruptcies, and those have longer-term economic implications.
 
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I definitely I don't agree. With a fatality rate of possibly 2%, it's far more deadly than any recent flu strain, and it seems to be very contagious.

The only way China contained the outbreak is by quarantining whole cities for about a month. That's not something you want to happen where you live.
I think we all can consider ourselves fortunate that we do not live in a Foxconn factory with limited access to food and healthcare.
Of course my analysis is based on the weak assumption the Chinese numbers and trends are even remotely accurate. For all I know China could be covering up 500,000 infected and 100,000 dead in the Xinjiang concentration camps.

Ebola is not nearly as contagious. People with that virus are not infectious until after they start showing symptoms, and you have to come into contact with their bodily fluids.

I agree that the situation in DRC is alarming, but Ebola doesn't seem to spread in countries that have good health care infrastructure. The problem with DRC is that there's basically a civil war, which prevents government workers from deploying the normal countermeasures of contract-tracing and quarantining.
I bring up Ebola not because it's alarming, but because it used to be alarming. Last year everybody was losing their minds about it, then the weather warmed up, we realized it wasn't the end of the world, and moved on.

We are at a point that even the current administration could use a few dozen sick Americans as justification to ask for billions of dollars in 'emergency coronavirus prevention funding', easily get it with little-to-no scrutiny, and use very loose logic to justify using every cent of it on some personal passion project that won't do anything at all to prevent or fight disease.
IE viruses are carried by people into the country, therefore anything that prevents movement of people into the country could be justified. So when I say there's a better use of our resources, that really depends on how highly we should prioritize building walls, and who should pay for them.
 

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I bring up Ebola not because it's alarming, but because it used to be alarming. Last year everybody was losing their minds about it, then the weather warmed up, we realized it wasn't the end of the world, and moved on.
Huh? The weather warmed up? No, the outbreak happened in tropical or sub-tropical countries, I'm sure. It had nothing to do with the weather. Not all viral outbreaks are positively correlated with cold weather.

The reason the Ebola outbreak in 2014 was a big deal is that it had previously only flared up in isolated areas, and this was the first time it spread into more densely populated, well-connected cities. Because of this, it was the largest outbreak, by far, and people honestly didn't know how widely it would spread.

The reason you stopped hearing about it is because the outbreak was contained and eventually snuffed out. This was accomplished through the diligent work (and funding) of many. And now, there are even Ebola vaccines in use, though I'm not sure how effective they are.

The DRC outbreak is disconnected from that. Ebola, like many viral diseases, has natural reservoirs in the form of certain animal populations.

We are at a point that even the current administration could use a few dozen sick Americans as justification to ask for billions of dollars in 'emergency coronavirus prevention funding', easily get it with little-to-no scrutiny, and use very loose logic to justify using every cent of it on some personal passion project that won't do anything at all to prevent or fight disease.
That's one of the criticisms you hear in congress - that the administration's proposal has been lacking in specifics in how they plan to use the money.

when I say there's a better use of our resources, that really depends on how highly we should prioritize building walls, and who should pay for them.
Congress is not going to write a bill that would allow any of this funding to be used for border walls. I'm sure of that.

And, besides, the President can apparently use his declared state of emergency to take as much money for it, from pretty much wherever he wants.
 

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People really need to stop panicking over the coronavirus, ignore the clickbait reporting, and look at the actual statistics. The virus isn't that dangerous, its not spreading nearly as rapidly as you are being led to believe, and for the most part the outbreak in china is well past its peak.

Some of the major media outlets should be held responsible for the damage they cause to both the economy and individuals when they irresponsibly fearmonger to grab fast ad revenue.
Frankly, there's way more important uses for our resources.
Did you know that the Ebola Epidemic in the Congo we all freaked out about a year ago is still ongoing, and 68% of the infected have died?

My family members who got Corona ,

My sister and her daughter (2) UK , My cousin in Spain (1) , my nephew in Turkey (1) , Two aunts (2) US

Total 6 just in my family.

People I know who died from Corona ,

2 old friends of my father .

now my sister who recovered still feels tired even after recovery ..

it is serious .
 
I know of a few people that have had Covid.

My brothers co-worker had it. Just before he got it my brother worked with him using same tools and no real covid prevention measures in play.

Not my brother nor any other co-workers got covid and the 60ish y/o man who got it is back to normal.

Both of my grandparents who are in their late 70s got it. Grandmother is back to normal. Grandfather has lung issues and his recovery has been slower and he still is weak, but the mental aspect of being shut in has been more challenging than covid itself from what I gather.

2 days before my grandfather and grandmother started feeling sick they were at my house and we handed a few things back and fourth, heck I think I even hugged my grandmother. Nobody in my house got sick at all.

It's serious, it's not a joke. I am lucky. From my experiences it hasn't been very contagious, but this is an exception.

The shortages suck, and I don't really understand exactly why they are so bad since the factories have been back in operation for awhile, perhaps with limited output, but can't possibly be that bad.
 

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I know of a few people that have had Covid.

My brothers co-worker had it. Just before he got it my brother worked with him using same tools and no real covid prevention measures in play.

Not my brother nor any other co-workers got covid and the 60ish y/o man who got it is back to normal.

Both of my grandparents who are in their late 70s got it. Grandmother is back to normal. Grandfather has lung issues and his recovery has been slower and he still is weak, but the mental aspect of being shut in has been more challenging than covid itself from what I gather.

2 days before my grandfather and grandmother started feeling sick they were at my house and we handed a few things back and fourth, heck I think I even hugged my grandmother. Nobody in my house got sick at all.

It's serious, it's not a joke. I am lucky. From my experiences it hasn't been very contagious, but this is an exception.

The shortages suck, and I don't really understand exactly why they are so bad since the factories have been back in operation for awhile, perhaps with limited output, but can't possibly be that bad.
It is all about your immunity against it . some just have a "firewall" ready that kills it when it tries to infect. some people dont get infected at all , but it is still there .
 

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