So, there are no new cases of nCoV being reported anywhere in the Arabian peninsula. At the same time, they reported that several health care workers had 'mild' cases of nCoV and apparently didn't know it until they were tested. There is NO reliable information coming from that part of the world, and we can't blame WHO because they need reports from the countries of interest. I would say we have not seen the last of nCoV, but it will be a while before we see it crop up in places willing to disclose it is there. I am wondering how any of this relates to the ongoing terror threats of the region. It's dawned on me, that infesting people with these germs would be a good threat.
As I said before of nCoV, it's all over the Arabian peninsula, and likely, there are many mild cases. I suspect the CFR (case fatality rate) will drop substantially as this disease evolves. It's a slow mover to be sure, but, it is a dangerous disease.
On H7N9, there was an additional case of this in Hebei China. Research on existing cases has confirmed that another cluster was human to human transmission. We have not seen the last of this one either. Now labs are tinkering with it to make it even more transmissible. I wouldn't feel so bad about this if I thought science knew what it was doing, but it doesn't.
I wish I could tell you when these will explode. I can't. I wish I could tell you that the news we get is accurate, and timely, but I can't. Unfortunately, we just don't have REAL news. I would continue to prep as you normally would, keeping in mind though, that to not get a contagious disease, you need to include isolation in your plan. If you are an urban survivalist, you will need to consider how you plan to remain isolated, or protect yourself when in a crowd. You must have at least an N95 mask, those cheap little paper masks are worthless.
N95 masks are a good investment for pandemic prep. It won't hurt to have a few boxes of these around. If you don't need them for pandemic, you can use them for a variety of chores. They are hard to get when SFTF somewhere in the world, so get them now. Goggles are also good, gloves too. Consider a HEPA filter for your home. Get bleach, Lysol spray and alcohol gel. Learn about aseptic technique. Learn how to degown or deglove without contaminating yourself.
I suspect we will hear of cases popping up here and there, but to be honest, I feel that the media has some vested interest in not keeping us informed. With corporate media as our source of news, what we are really getting is propaganda.