Nothing is official as yet!
UPDATE March 13 II – according to sources like The Australian, a team of scientists has cracked the code ofCOVID-19 and are in sight of a possible vaccine:
Keith Chappell came up with the idea to hijack the virus’s own fearsome infectious properties with revolutionary “molecular clamp” technology, and since January he has worked around the clock with colleagues Paul Young and Trent Munro to put it into a jab to inoculate the population.
After experimenting with 250 different formulations, they have settled on a candidate vaccine, S-Spike, and this is being tested on laboratory mice at the University of Queensland as a prelude to human trials by mid-year. There is every chance the team will be the first in the world to bring it to market.
That sure sounds good. None the less is what The Star reports: Researchers from Sunnybrook, the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Hamilton have isolated ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’ (known clinically as SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. This will help researchers across the world develop better diagnostic testing, treatments and vaccines, and gain a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 biology, evolution and clinical shedding. More details: sunnybrook.ca
UPDATE March 13 I – judging from the developement things have proceeded within 24 hours alone, I think we can consider the Stones tour for this year cancelled. I hate to expect this, but any other option sems way out of reach by now. This is really sad, folks.
So whatever comes next, stay save and in sould health, folks!
G. McFatridge sent this in:
Our Gov Gavin Newsom here in California has called for all gatherings of over 250 people be cancelled or postponed. I assume this would impact the Stones tour which begins in San Diego.
Poland locks down, Belgium follows, Lufthansa has cancelled 23.000 flights… and it goes on and on like this.
March 12 – But with the way, COVID-19 is spreading around the world, lots of events get cancelled and Trump even closed down the borders to travellers from Europe, we must admit that the upcoming tour of The Rolling Stones is also in danger to being cancelled!
This would indeed be VERY sad! So let’s keep patience and wait for any official decision by the band and it’s managers. Fingers crossed!
I’ll keep you posted!