Tuesday, March 24th 2020

Computex 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19 Outbreak

For the second time in history, Computex, one of the flagship electronics shows in the industry, and our favorite event, has been postponed. Many years ago, it was delayed in 2003 due to the SARS outbreak, however, it happened again today. Following the outbreak of COVID-19. Instead of cancelling, the Computex organizer TAITRA has decided to postpone their 2020 event. Originally scheduled for June, Computex has been moved to September 28th, when the event will officially start. It will last only three days instead of the usual five, ending on the 30th.

This is especially relevant given that the event now shares the same three days with Innovex, the partnering startup-focused show that happens on the last 2-3 days of Computex each year, so the two shows have to share the spotlight on the same time. Making things tighter is confirmation from TAITRA that Computex, and Innovex, will both be sharing Hall 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, as opposed to having both Hall 1 and 2 available for Computex. This shortened timeframe and smaller booth space is a heavy indication that the agency expects a smaller turnaround at this time, and indeed several companies are already expressing concerns about whether Computex 2020 should have just been cancelled altogether. Some companies have told us they still plan to have an online event in June given they have planned product lifecycles around it already, and the new event in September is just a hiccup they are not confident about handling. We hope to bring you the latest Computex news live from the trade show, once it happens, so stay tuned.
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46 Comments on Computex 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19 Outbreak

#1
Johnny05
No way this is over by September
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#3
MrAMD
At this point it'll be news what isn't canceled.
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#4
Vayra86
Why are organizations so eager to cancel and then give a new date? Why? Its clearly not the time.
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#6
ARF
The correct article title would be "Is Moved To September", not postponed because postpone despite having an accurate meaning is quite rude, still shocking and scary.

Johnny05
No way this is over by September
It should be over in several weeks. Just stay at home and don't move outside.
The disease should disappear in 14 days!
The news are very positive, all the major tech stocks are gaining the lost values today!

Data from China shows the majority of people with Covid-19 only suffer mild symptoms, then recover
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/covid-19-recovery-rates-intl/index.html

Coronavirus:90% of Patients in China Recovered
https://see.news/china-90-of-patients-recovered/

No new cases reported in Wuhan in 24 hours - WHO
https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124268-china-virus-no-new-cases/
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#7
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Durvelle27
This sucks
Postponeed, not cancelled

ARF
The correct article title would be "Is Moved To September", not postponed because postpone despite having an accurate meaning is quite rude, still shocking and scary.



It should be over in several weeks. Just stay at home and don't move outside.
The disease should disappear in 14 days!
The news are very positive, all the major tech stocks are gaining the lost values today!

Data from China shows the majority of people with Covid-19 only suffer mild symptoms, then recover
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/covid-19-recovery-rates-intl/index.html

Coronavirus:90% of Patients in China Recovered
https://see.news/china-90-of-patients-recovered/

No new cases reported in Wuhan in 24 hours - WHO
https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124268-china-virus-no-new-cases/
Yup the media here always blow things out of proportion, I get news from 2 places only because they just tell the news, not put their opinions in it.
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#8
Vario
ARF
The disease should disappear in 14 days!
Great! Glad to hear it will just spontaneously vanish!
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#9
repman244
ARF
It should be over in several weeks. Just stay at home and don't move outside.
The disease should disappear in 14 days!
I hope this was sarcasm from your side, the outbreak barely started and due to most countries having huge delays in restrictions I'm afraid many more will die or get infected.

And people should STOP looking at the death rate alone - the amount of people that require medical assistance is huge and it overwhelms the hospitals which have to put a "cut off" age just to save those that they can!

I live next to Italy, so we get more direct info from there and all I can say is that I envy those that can stay at home (I still have to go to work every day).
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ARF
repman244
I hope this was sarcasm from your side, the outbreak barely started and due to most countries having huge delays in restrictions I'm afraid many more will die or get infected.

And people should STOP looking at the death rate alone - the amount of people that require medical assistance is huge and it overwhelms the hospitals which have to put a "cut off" age just to save those that they can!

I live next to Italy, so we get more direct info from there and all I can say is that I envy those that can stay at home (I still have to go to work every day).
No,

First of all, China has said they they expect that we must be through it by summer, and a news from 5 hours ago:

Coronavirus latest: China eases restrictions in outbreak epicentre
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00154-w

Italy is a special case - old population and very high historical rates of flu sensitivity.
Italy has a pretty high mortality rate for flu, according to a study that looked into seasonal cases between 2013 and 2017.
https://www.2oceansvibe.com/2020/03/11/how-many-people-die-annually-from-flu-in-italy/
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repman244
ARF
Italy is a special case - old population and very high historical rates of flu sensitivity.
People should really stop spreading this BS, it's not special - the shutdown actions came way too late and people did not respect them at the beginning! The same is currently happening in Spain.

And stop bringing the common flu into this - covid is NOTHING like the flu, stop spreading misinformation - even if you go by your link it said 240 poeple died from it...compared to 700 in ONE day from covid you need to be a bit crazy to equate both of them. Not to mention that almost 600 came from Bergamo alone!

And this justification of death rates because people are old makes me sick.
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#13
ARF
What?

Old people have much weaker immune systems and other pains which make them weaker in general.

Every major article says Italy has the second oldest population on Earth!
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#14
lexluthermiester
repman244
People should really stop spreading this BS, it's not special
Yes, it is. Italy is a complete outlier along with Spain & Iran.
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#15
moob
ARF
The correct article title would be "Is Moved To September", not postponed because postpone despite having an accurate meaning is quite rude, still shocking and scary.



It should be over in several weeks. Just stay at home and don't move outside.
The disease should disappear in 14 days!
The news are very positive, all the major tech stocks are gaining the lost values today!
1. The market is reacting to the upcoming stimulus bill.
2. The virus isn't going to disappear in 14 days. That's ridiculous.
3. This won't be over in a few weeks. China is lifting the lockdown of most of Hubei province after 2 months. Here in the US, Trump wants to go back to life as normal after 2 weeks (and Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says it's okay if old people die to get the economy back on track). That would undo the mitigation we've already done. And since states are basically making up their own rules, it's going to be a mess as some areas of the country take more severe precautions compared to others.

China may be getting over the hump, but most of the rest of the world isn't. The countries that took the threat seriously are doing well but everyone else? This is just the beginning.
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#16
repman244
ARF
What?

Old people have much weaker immune systems and other pains which make them weaker in general.

Every major article says Italy has the second oldest population on Earth!
I know that they are more exposed, but most people think like you - it will be over soon
So they don't follow the restrictions since they are young and thereby safe.
And just because it does not kill young people it does not mean they don't have severe problems and need to be in the hospital.

I think I won't change your opinion so just keep reading those articles, it will make you safe.

lexluthermiester
Yes, it is. Italy is a complete outlier along with Spain & Iran.
My point was even if you have a very old population, if you enforce the lockdowns on time and people follow it a lot less will die and you will put a lot less stress on your healthcare system. But this way it takes much longer hence the 2 weeks is BS.
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#17
lexluthermiester
repman244
My point was even if you have a very old population, if you enforce the lockdowns on time and people follow it a lot less will die and you will put a lot less stress on your healthcare system. But this way it takes much longer hence the 2 weeks is BS.
So, what, we're going to lock down the planet everytime a new illness is discovered? That is narrow-minded, short-sighted thinking.
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#18
repman244
lexluthermiester
So, what, we're going to lock down the planet everytime a new illness is discovered? That is narrow-minded, short-sighted thinking.
It's damn sure better than letting it rip through everyone and ending up with a population which has a maximum age of 50. That is narrow-minded, selfish thinking.

And you don't have to lock down everything, if people wouldn't be so stupid and followed a few simple instructions you don't require drastic measures like total lock downs. (Japan is the example - and they have old population!)
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#19
moob
lexluthermiester
So, what, we're going to lock down the planet everytime a new illness is discovered? That is narrow-minded, short-sighted thinking.
The alternative is we let it run loose and kill tens of millions to hundreds of millions of people as epidemics/pandemics have done in the past (percentage-wise). I don't know about you but I have parents who would be at risk and I'd rather they not die. But hey, that's just me.
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#20
Slizzo
ARF
The correct article title would be "Is Moved To September", not postponed because postpone despite having an accurate meaning is quite rude, still shocking and scary.
Postponed is the perfect word for it, as it has been postponed and not cancelled. There's nothing rude about it. Nothing scary about it. Postponed is a normal word in normal use across English speaking countries.
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#21
Vayra86
ARF
No,

First of all, China has said they they expect that we must be through it by summer, and a news from 5 hours ago:

Coronavirus latest: China eases restrictions in outbreak epicentre
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00154-w

Italy is a special case - old population and very high historical rates of flu sensitivity.



https://www.2oceansvibe.com/2020/03/11/how-many-people-die-annually-from-flu-in-italy/
Please. Just stop. You're leaving trainwrecks wherever you go and 90% of your sources are either questionable or completely missing the mark.
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#22
neatfeatguy
There needs to be a better balance of this whole situation - you have people on both sides of the extreme:

Those that scream bloody murder that everyone is going to die and they take everything in the news way out of proportion. These people are in the panic, hoarding mode.
And then those that want everyone to shut the F up and go about life as it was. These people are in the - now I have to deal with all the panicked people and try to stock up on food/supplies because the other folks are hoarding.

I tend to fall closer to the "shut the F up" group. Now, I don't disagree that folks shouldn't be cautious, but a lot of the news should be taken with a grain of salt as well, for a few reasons:

1) Most symptoms folks might get from this virus are close to what you might see with the flu (fever, tiredness, some folks get a cough and it only lasts for a maybe a few days) and they may think of what they have as nothing more than a small battle with the flu. These people (most) won't seek medical help. These people won't get included in the overall number of known cases.

2) Deaths for this virus tend to be older folks or folks with underlying medical conditions where their immune system is already greatly compromised or they have poor respiratory issues to begin with . Sure, you'll have some people that were healthy have complications and die from it....just like the flu. (sometimes there's just some underlying issue that's unknown that causes a person to die where it's thought the person should be just fine and recover because they're younger and always healthy).

3) Death ratio of this virus is only being compared to the known cases - so people are panicking about skewed numbers. If testing isn't prevalent and easy to do on a large scale, see number 1. Not all people are being tested that should, thus it skews the actual number of deaths. This is no different than the flu. The number of deaths from the flu are only compared to the known cases that have been documented. The actual deaths from this virus will be a lot lower than what people are currently being told.

4) Due to some symptoms being similar to the flu, this virus could be a lot more widespread than everyone is lead to believe. I knew people at the end of January and into the start of February that came down with coughs and fevers, they figured it was the flu. I even know one person that was told after being tested for the flu/influenza that he had a virus of some sort that couldn't be identified and this was back at the start of the year. He had a fever he couldn't shake for 5 days and a persistent cough.....So, just speculation on my part, but perhaps this thing is more widespread than we're told and lead to believe and more people have had it and/or passed it along already. Now that the virus has been officially identified, it's just starting to be noticed among the population.

Do I think things are out of proportion and being handled wrong - sure do.
Do I think people should be cautious? Sure, it couldn't hurt.
Do I think people are overreacting about all this? Yes, more so than they should be.

I could go on and on, but in the end, people need to stop panicking, relax a bit and learn to be a bit overly cautious and not just freak the fuck out and throw everything else out of wack because of it.
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#23
Vayra86
lexluthermiester
So, what, we're going to lock down the planet everytime a new illness is discovered? That is narrow-minded, short-sighted thinking.
*sigh* :) Soon...

neatfeatguy
There needs to be a better balance of this whole situation - you have people on both sides of the extreme:

Those that scream bloody murder that everyone is going to die and they take everything in the news way out of proportion. These people are in the panic, hoarding mode.
And then those that want everyone to shut the F up and go about life as it was. These people are in the - now I have to deal with all the panicked people and try to stock up on food/supplies because the other folks are hoarding.

I tend to fall closer to the "shut the F up" group. Now, I don't disagree that folks shouldn't be cautious, but a lot of the news should be taken with a grain of salt as well, for a few reasons:

1) Most symptoms folks might get from this virus are close to what you might see with the flu (fever, tiredness, some folks get a cough and it only lasts for a maybe a few days) and they may think of what they have as nothing more than a small battle with the flu. These people (most) won't seek medical help. These people won't get included in the overall number of known cases.

2) Deaths for this virus tend to be older folks or folks with underlying medical conditions where their immune system is already greatly compromised or they have poor respiratory issues to begin with . Sure, you'll have some people that were healthy have complications and die from it....just like the flu. (sometimes there's just some underlying issue that's unknown that causes a person to die where it's thought the person should be just fine and recover because they're younger and always healthy).

3) Death ratio of this virus is only being compared to the known cases - so people are panicking about skewed numbers. If testing isn't prevalent and easy to do on a large scale, see number 1. Not all people are being tested that should, thus it skews the actual number of deaths. This is no different than the flu. The number of deaths from the flu are only compared to the known cases that have been documented. The actual deaths from this virus will be a lot lower than what people are currently being told.

4) Due to some symptoms being similar to the flu, this virus could be a lot more widespread than everyone is lead to believe. I knew people at the end of January and into the start of February that came down with coughs and fevers, they figured it was the flu. I even know one person that was told after being tested for the flu/influenza that he had a virus of some sort that couldn't be identified and this was back at the start of the year. He had a fever he couldn't shake for 5 days and a persistent cough.....So, just speculation on my part, but perhaps this thing is more widespread than we're told and lead to believe and more people have had it and/or passed it along already. Now that the virus has been officially identified, it's just starting to be noticed among the population.

Do I think things are out of proportion and being handled wrong - sure do.
Do I think people should be cautious? Sure, it couldn't hurt.
Do I think people are overreacting about all this? Yes, more so than they should be.

I could go on and on, but in the end, people need to stop panicking, relax a bit and learn to be a bit overly cautious and not just freak the fuck out and throw everything else out of wack because of it.
Yeah, I think you know better than the EU who just announced a 750 billion EUR aid fund. I'm sure they simply signed that to be sure, not because this is severe.

The problem with this virus is exactly the fact that it can be pretty much under the radar and still spread. This means the vulnerable groups have little way of defending themselves by isolating them from, for example, people who are having a cold. You're looking at exponential growth rate here and therefore, if not contained at this time, the pressure on healthcare will quickly get out of control, and the result of that is chaos. Governments don't like chaos, and in general, we shouldn't like it too. Chaos leads to all the bad things humanity is known for. Thát is the threat here, and its a catch 22 - the measures we need to take to prevent that from happening, are going to damage our systems and economy too. Whether you let it loose or try to contain it, this will hurt.

In relation to this topic; overly cautious isn't enough. It just can't be business as usual and the measures taken by governments have been and still are late and not locking stuff down is a certain road to disaster. The death rate is irrelevant. The toll on society and its systems is where the problem is at.

EDIT: reworded my post because it wasn't a nice way to bring point across. My apologies @neatfeatguy
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lexluthermiester
repman244
It's damn sure better than letting it rip through everyone and ending up with a population which has a maximum age of 50. That is narrow-minded, selfish thinking.
Except you are missing some perspective. So far, COVID19 has killed fewer people WORLDWIDE than the flu did in the same time in the USA alone.
moob
I don't know about you but I have parents who would be at risk and I'd rather they not die. But hey, that's just me.
Everyone has someone at risk. You're missing the point.

People get sick from all manner of things and die from it. That's life. Literally happens all day long everywhere in the world. COVID19 is NOT special, it's just new. A lot of people are over-reacting and special-snowflaking about.
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repman244
lexluthermiester
Except you are missing some perspective. So far, COVID19 has killed fewer people WORLDWIDE than the flu did in the same time in the USA alone.
It barely spread it's wings, and without the lockdowns it would overtake the flu death rate like it's nothing. And stop comparing it to the flu it's not even close to being the same.

However I do agree that panicking and over-reacting is idiotic and get's you nowhere.
But ignoring the warnings from nations which are hit by it and have first hand experience is foolish.
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