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Pupu Platter 198: How much to worry about coronavirus in Hawaii?

What, me worry?

I have no idea how much to worry about coronavirus. On one hand, I’m pretty confident that the Chinese government is underplaying the scope of the disease. On the other hand, I’m well aware of my own industry’s tendency toward breathless alarmism. Do those two phenomena cancel each other out?

At this writing, 35 people in Hawaii are under self-quarantine, one is under mandatory quarantine.

Hawaii history note: Sand Island was known in the 19th century as Quarantine Island.…