2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by LVG, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. LVG

    LVG Your Friendly Neighborhood P&R Mod Contributor

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    There should be a thread on this. I'm just going to put down what I've been reading over the last several days without citations - sorry; but I'm too lazy and you can use your Google-fu.

    New Corona virus out of China, 3000 infected, 80 dead, communicable before symptomatic. Multiple countries have reported cases (although small numbers), including the US which has 5 infected and 70 possible infections.

    Incubation period before becoming symptomatic: 14 days. Incubation period before becoming infectious: 1-14 days (currently unknown).

    China has quarantined numerous cities with over 50 million people affected.

    Good news: the lethality rate at 2.5-3.0% appears to be significantly lower than SARS (10%) or MERS (35%). But still, even assuming a 25% infection rate in Phoenix valley and then taking the lethality rate into consideration, that's about 30,000 dead (again, assuming a full-blown pandemic).

    BBC, SCMP, Guardian, WaPo, NYT, and CDC are all good sources of information.

    The CDC has made several statements about wanting to go to China to help investigate and to independently verify certain Chinese medical findings. So why no invitation? Apparently, Trump hasn't asked, even though the Chinese Premier has declared the outbreak the top priority of all regional governments and the national government.
     
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    Drumpf's busy right now.....
     
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    I was supposed to go to singapore in March but I’m not going anymore. Often I fly one stop in Shagngai Pudong.
     
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    LoyaltyisaCurse IF AND WHEN HEALTHY...

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    He’s waiting for Ivanka to be awarded a patent for the vaccine and its delivery system.
     
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    I was living in Toronto during SARS, and have been following this as well. It is good news that lethality is reportedly less severe than SARS and MERS, and even seasonal flu, but the numbers are exploding in China. There will also certainly be significant economic consequences as there were with SARS. And most severe on a microeconomic level for those directly affected and within the quarantine zone.
     
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    Confirmed case at ASU. Person is in isolation.
     
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    China: 4,600 infected; 106 dead.

    US: 5 confirmed infected; 110 suspected infections.

    Asian infection rates (outside China) continue to rise.

    Hong Kong academics are estimating that the infected numbers are most likely much higher, about 45,000 in China.

    CDC is in the process of developing testing kits to send to medical providers for quick confirmation of infection.

    Epidemiology: infection of males (1.16) and females (1.0); about 17% of infected are developing severe pneumonia; lethality less than 3%, and most importantly, the communicability during the incubation period is now in doubt. Incubation period is around 14 days.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soc...s-us-health-officials-say-risk-public-remains

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soc...death-toll-climbs-106-confirmed-cases-surpass
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    That’s one way to not get the virus.





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    If you're stupid enough to drink bleach, just maybe humanity would be better of with the results if you did....

    Jus' sayin'.....


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    That would be huge if true.
     
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    One thing I am seeing from many on the right and some on the left is down-playing this because they didn't get SARS, Ebola, Bird Flu, etc - the past "scares", but refusing to acknowledge that these potential epidemics were stopped BECAUSE of the massive response in the early stages. BECAUSE of swift WHO and CDC responses.

    The fact that these epidemics were stopped is the RESULT of Government, Science and resources poured into the problem areas. Big Government and Science WORKED!
     
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    LoyaltyisaCurse IF AND WHEN HEALTHY...

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    Well, it is certainly an effective way to rid us all of the Q-Virus.
     
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    BACH Superbowl, Homeboy!

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    Same Danish newspaper that published the Muhammed Cartoons 15 years ago is at it again.

    China demands the Danish government to apologize and close the newspaper.

    [​IMG]
     
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    nothing but a standard political cartoon. Governments who shut down discourse deserve whatever happens to them.
     
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