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You concerned yet?

Yes 77 47.53%
 
No, but I will be followi... 49 30.25%
 
No, its being overblown 36 22.22%
 
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crissindahouse said:
John2290 said:

What?

I believe he isn't fearful anymore because most countries have only a few cases and only a few got hit hard yet. But most countries got hit only the last few days which doesn't tell us anything yet about how it will look like in a week or a month. 

Yeah, Ireland just got hit here Yesterday, cross border but the infected patient traveled through Dublin before returning home. If somehow someone or multiple people in Dublin contracted it I wouldn't expect much of an uptick until mid March with maybe single digit figures as they contain it and when that fails a spread sometime in April. They are sticking to the 14 day quarantine here so it's a sure thing for all that it matters, yet I'm not expecting a full blown spread like China until some time in mid April. It's already been reported the virus was in circulation weeks before the outbreak in China and most likely this slow burn is because of the uncubation period and perhaps many asymptomatic people who be huggin, kissin, fucking and spreading their juices all over the place. 

It's almost certainly an engineered virus, if not an outright bio weapon. It's all by design to reach as much of the population as possible, fuvk knows what it has in store after, I hope to God the reports on Chinese social media of people getting it a second time and getting heart failure are just bored folks in lock down who are trolling us nasty westerners.  



 

crissindahouse said:
John2290 said:

What?

I believe he isn't fearful anymore because most countries have only a few cases and only a few got hit hard yet. But most countries got hit only the last few days which doesn't tell us anything yet about how it will look like in a week or a month. 

Looking at the spread outside of China:

Exponential growth despite all efforts to quarantine the chain of infection as soon as a new case has been found. At some point we won't have the resources anymore to find, test and quarantine all those that have been in contact with someone with the virus. Atm the spread across Europe still has the benefit of each country having all their resources available to try to stop it when a case is found. But it's obviously not enough to slow this thing down.

In China it has been going down due to the drastic isolation measures the chinese government employed. Here in the west nobody is willing to go to such lengths and we simply do not have the resources to test everyone crossing the border. We can't even test everyone coming from infected areas.

But maybe he's not worried because he's young and the death rate under age 40 is 'only' 0.2%, 499 out of 500 under 40 will survive. Your grand parents, make amends, 15% chance they won't survive if they catch it.





RaptorChrist said:
curl-6 said:

I have OCD and am terrified of serious illness, so this is exactly the kind of thing that scares me most.

That said, when I think logically, I am not too concerned about this one, yet. Yes, it's naturally frightening when a new disease emerges. But remember SARS back in 2003, when we thought it would scour the globe and kill millions? In the end, less than a thousand people died.

Heck, remember the Swine Flu in 2009? Again, a novel virus emerged, caused some deaths, spread globally, and there was rampant fear of a devastating pandemic, but it turned out to overall be a rather moderate illness.

So far there have been 17 deaths out of 633 confirmed cases, but a lot of those deaths were among the elderly or those with underlying health problems, and it's possible that only the more severe cases are even seeking help and being caught, and that the actual mortality rate is no higher than the regular seasonal flu.

Also, this time the outbreak has been caught earlier than SARS, and quarantines are being put in place.

I'd say there's no call to panic just yet.

I am with you on the OCD thing. I am always worried about my body and every little thing that goes wrong. I had a really bad cold a few weeks back (sore throat, cough, congestion), and I had a strange symptom where my neck got sore during this time, and I discovered a lump underneath my chin (on the underside of my jaw, directly in the center, a few inches above my adam's apple). The swelling eventually went down, although I still do have a very tiny lump that I can feel if I push around that area. Is it something everyone has? I don't think so, but I also wonder. It's a very faint lump and I had actually been noticing it for a year or two now and thought nothing of it until the swelling.

But yeah, in this case I was fearing that it could possibly be cancer, and although I would have bet against it being cancer, I was still quite depressed for a few days and I still think about it often.

Just from the past few years:

1. Last June (it actually started earlier but it got bad in June) I had this issue where every night when I went to bed, just as my body would begin falling asleep, my heart would have a few beats that felt strong and out of sync and it would jolt me back awake, startling me and causing me to briefly yell out in my sleep. I have spent many nights sleeping on the couch as I felt bad about scaring my wife several times during the night. Not being a medical professional, my belief was that it was sleep apnea, or possibly that my heart was very weak. I was concerned that it was going to cause me to have a heart attack, as it got so bad it would happen a dozen times some nights, taking me hours to finally fall asleep. I went to the doctor in July and wore a "halter monitor", which is an EKG for 30 days that constantly monitored, and when an event occurred, I would report my symptoms.

After that was done, the conclusion was that my heart was strong and it was just anxiety. I always thought anxiety was just a mental symptom, like depression, and I didn't realize it was something that could cause me to experience symptoms that I could only describe as what I believe the onset of a heart attack would feel like.

This problem still occurs on occasion, but its fairly mild now, and it actually got better the very day that I got the news from my doctor that my heart was strong. As though knowing my heart wasn't weak gave me the peace of mind to allow me to sleep at night.

2. Had a weird problem with my leg for about a week or two where my hip would feel pain whenever I walked. I thought I had gout.

3. Developed a localized rash on my stomach, which eventually caused my entire body to begin itching. Much of my body was getting small, red bumps from the scratching. This happened shortly after I had a stomach problem from an injury at the gym, and I thought they were related. Because of this coincidence, it never occurred to me that it was the nickel in my belt that my body was having a reaction to. My doctor knew right away and when I laid down, he undid my belt and pulled it off in what I can only describe as a weird situation where I thought I was about to be sexually abused but quickly realized my doctor was just showing me the source of the problem. In this instance I was convinced that the stomach issue I had from the gym injury was worse than I thought, and maybe my liver had stopped working, and was failing to metabolize things properly, and proteins, and histamines, and other scary words which was slowly causing my body to deteriorate.

Overall, my real issue is that I am oftentimes too afraid to actually go to the doctor, as I fear the worst. These are just a few of the things. It seems like every month or so something happens that I blow out of proportion.

This was entirely off topic >.>

Everyone has two glands like that underneath the chin and a bit above and to the side left and right of the adam's apple,some people never notice them and others can always feel them especially when they swell up for a time because of fever or a virus,happens to me all the time so do not worry!

So yeah the thing you worry about is a swollen salivary gland that produces saliva/spit.

But i get you,i can get caught up in my own panic either and get depressed very easily.

Last edited by Immersiveunreality - on 28 February 2020

This is not a bio weapon. If it were, it's a an abject failure. Why use a strain of a virus that is already well known? You also don't release on your own people.



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WHO raises Global Risk from Coronavirus to the highest level of alert “We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

“If we don’t take action... that may be a future that we have to experience,” he said, adding that “a lot of the future of this epidemic is in the hands of ourselves.”



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SvennoJ said:

WHO raises Global Risk from Coronavirus to the highest level of alert “We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

“If we don’t take action... that may be a future that we have to experience,” he said, adding that “a lot of the future of this epidemic is in the hands of ourselves.”

And some people still say it's just a media hype. 



SpokenTruth said:
This is not a bio weapon. If it were, it's a an abject failure. Why use a strain of a virus that is already well known? You also don't release on your own people.

Well they were researching it in the lab (supposedly one of the stories). If anything it probably come out by accident in an unfinished state.



 

 

Metallox said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Well it seems like I might not get paid next month (due to not working) thanks to this virus. So yeah, I'm not at all worried about "dying" from the virus but it's still probably gonna fuck me over

What do you do for a living? 

I'm a teacher, and schools are being closed. Not sure exactly what's going to happen yet, I've just heard "we're probably closing from Monday" so far.



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crissindahouse said:
John2290 said:

What?

I believe he isn't fearful anymore because most countries have only a few cases and only a few got hit hard yet. But most countries got hit only the last few days which doesn't tell us anything yet about how it will look like in a week or a month. 

You have missed something : This is precisely, thanks to the recent explosion of S Korea, Italy, Iran, France and Germany, that it became now clearly noticeable that every countries on the Equator and summer season, simply had NO explosion or propagation so far, after the 20-40 declared cases 3 weeks ago because of their proximity with China.

It is that simple. Every countries over 25°C just don't see quick spread at all, just something completely neglectable.

Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Cambodia, Egypt, all these countries should have seen by the time the same explosion that we have been recently seeing in the north hemisphere which is under flu-ish temperature, like 8-12°C.(check the meteo of Teheran...)

Just wait May, the insane transmissibility rate of this "super flu virus" will just collapse.

But still : prepare 3 weeks of food if you are US / european, we will have some massive quarantine soon, this is statistically unavoidable. This is a dangerous super flu as long as we are in winter climate.

Last edited by Amnesia - on 28 February 2020

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