Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2/Covid-19 Megathread

Started by Syt, January 18, 2020, 09:36:09 AM

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Malthus

Quote from: HVC on January 21, 2020, 10:52:22 AM
Virus mutate quite often. That's why we need a new flu vaccine every year, for example. I mean I get being conscious, but every year there seems to be a new news cycle about the next big disease that takes out a few dozen people, when virus' that have been with us thousands of years and kills magnitudes or orders more people aren't seen as a big deal.

I get what you are saying. So far, we have been spared a new pandemic for a long time. This leads everyone to worry that the next new disease may be "the one", and so far it hasn't been. The last real pandemic (excluding AIDS, which is more endemic) was the Hong Kong Flu, in 1969.

That leads to a certain boy crying wolf feeling to this. But it is important to remember that the wolf is a real possibility here.

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HVC

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katmai

First reported case in NA in Seattle. It was nice knowing you all, well some of you at least.
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jimmy olsen

Quote from: Admiral Yi on January 22, 2020, 07:52:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcbfUwmV1ZU

Wuhan, population 11 million, is locked down.  No one in or out.
I'm seeing reports from Chinese redditors that the local government covered the outbreak up in December. Didn't administer tests, cremated bodies without declaring cause of death, etc.

Don't know if that's true, but that's the only thing that would make quarantining Wuhan and neighboring cities make sense. Otherwise it would seem to be a huge over reaction by Bejing.
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Admiral Yi

Quote from: jimmy olsen on January 23, 2020, 09:49:08 AM
Otherwise it would seem to be a huge over reaction by Bejing.

I would be interested to hear why you think so.

Grey Fox

Quote from: Admiral Yi on January 23, 2020, 09:51:14 AM
Quote from: jimmy olsen on January 23, 2020, 09:49:08 AM
Otherwise it would seem to be a huge over reaction by Bejing.

I would be interested to hear why you think so.

China just quarantined 20 million people because 200 persons died from a Virus.
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crazy canuck

Quote from: Grey Fox on January 23, 2020, 10:01:50 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on January 23, 2020, 09:51:14 AM
Quote from: jimmy olsen on January 23, 2020, 09:49:08 AM
Otherwise it would seem to be a huge over reaction by Bejing.

I would be interested to hear why you think so.

China just quarantined 20 million people because 200 persons died from a Virus.

Well that and a disease control specialist who visited the region saying that, after dealing with a number of other viral outbreaks over the years, this is the first time he has been scared.
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2019/jan/25/i-want-you-to-panic-16-year-old-greta-thunberg-issues-climate-warning-at-davos-video

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Tamas

Are many Chinese tourists visiting the Canary Islands in February? Asking for a friend.

alfred russel

I would be terrified of this too, but my fear is already maxed on Ebola. :(

Did you know that Ebola is a virus that has made the very rare jump from animal to human transmission to human to human transmission?
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Admiral Yi

Quote from: alfred russel on January 23, 2020, 12:11:24 PM
I would be terrified of this too, but my fear is already maxed on Ebola. :(

Did you know that Ebola is a virus that has made the very rare jump from animal to human transmission to human to human transmission?

HIV, swine flu, avian flu?

alfred russel

Quote from: Admiral Yi on January 23, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
HIV, swine flu, avian flu?

ebola laughs contemptuously at those other diseases. ebola will end civilization as we know it. it is the true uber disease (that means it is to humanity what uber is to taxi drivers)
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

There's a fine line between salvation and drinking poison in the jungle.

I'm embarrassed. I've been making the mistake of associating with you. It won't happen again. :)
-garbon, February 23, 2014

Barrister

Quote from: alfred russel on January 23, 2020, 12:19:39 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on January 23, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
HIV, swine flu, avian flu?

ebola laughs contemptuously at those other diseases. ebola will end civilization as we know it. it is the true uber disease (that means it is to humanity what uber is to taxi drivers)

Isn't the saving grace of ebola that it requires direct fluid contact to transmit human to human, thus making any kind of Pandemic-style end f the world extremely unlikely?

Whereas a coronavirus can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.
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