Quantcast
China coronavirus

Forums - General Discussion - China coronavirus

You concerned yet?

Yes 25 32.05%
 
No, but I will be followi... 31 39.74%
 
No, its being overblown 22 28.21%
 
Total:78

Didn't know if it was thread worthy for awhile, but I feel its become enough of an issue to warrant one. Anyway, it has become quite serious. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-this-time-im-scared-sars-virologist-warns-wuhan-virus-far-worse/

Also reports that there are possible cases in the UK and Canada (US also had its first case in Washington recently)

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/quebec-health-officials-monitoring-5-people-for-possible-cases-of-coronavirus-1.4779111

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/23/increased-likelihood-coronavirus-uk-health-secretary-matt-hancock

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/health/coronavirus-us-precautions/index.html

I'll post updates whenever I can. Could be an even bigger scare than SARS in 2003.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

Around the Network

I'm glad I don't live in a conjested area. That being said, the LORD can take me whenever HE wills to do so.



Dulfite said:
I'm glad I don't live in a conjested area. That being said, the LORD can take me whenever HE wills to do so.

I agree with this.
Too early to be alarmed.


* So far mortality rate is only 3%, according to a quick google search on Corona virus.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 23 January 2020

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.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 January 2020

With a country like China, you can't be too sure of the news that is put out. I am pretty certain the death toll is higher than they are reporting. They closed off cities ffs.




Around the Network

I'm concerned everytime a new viral epidemic happens, you'd be silly not to be concerned. If the scientists who've been speaking on it are correct it hopefully won't be to bad. I'd hate a Spring/summer where we had a foot and mouth like scare tough, I've so much plans this spring and summer that would have to go on hold.



 

OK. Time to move to Madagascar.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Nope. Fuck China.



More profit is made by the media selling bad news and the pharmaceutical companies making huge profits from the increased sales of vaccines.
The media creates the fear and panic with claims that millions are going to die worldwide as a new deadly outbreak spreads like the plague.



Phoenix20 said:
More profit is made by the media selling bad news and the pharmaceutical companies making huge profits from the increased sales of vaccines.
The media creates the fear and panic with claims that millions are going to die worldwide as a new deadly outbreak spreads like the plague.

Bad news may sell more papers, but vaccines take years to develop, trial, and manufacture, so there won't be one for this in the near future, and no existing vaccine will protect you from a new virus.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 January 2020