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John2290 said:
Okay, I'm convinced that China has massive control over WHO or someone high up in WHO or at the very least they are scared of China.

Well, China has strong ties into international organizations as their stance on things is about structure and organization of the public life. More so than the US, who has been reluctant time and time again to engage properly in international organization. So yes, China has to some degree influence over the WHO.



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14530 cases and 305 deaths also 340 recovered



We have our first death outside of China, in the Phillipines. 177 other cases outside of China though, so the death rate outside of China is still extremely low statistically speaking, for the time being at least.



John2290 said:
Okay, I'm convinced that China has massive control over WHO or someone high up in WHO or at the very least they are scared of China.

Wait what? How? What did they do to make you think that?



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vivster said:
John2290 said:
Okay, I'm convinced that China has massive control over WHO or someone high up in WHO or at the very least they are scared of China.

Wait what? How? What did they do to make you think that?

Warch and listen to their statments and updates, don't read them. The official declaration itself of a global hazard was as if China had a damn gun to the dudes head. It seems like that announcment was at least 48 hours delayed, how many lives in the future could have been saved in those 48 hours. 



 

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Chicho said:

14530 cases and 305 deaths also 340 recovered

That is fucking scary... It is going to end up being close to 50% mortality rate.

I have never been this scared in my life. The world as we know it is going to change drastically... 

All these thoughts keep going through my head....


Now I'm scared my daughter won't get to grow up... Or that if she does she won't have any family left to look after her....

I've had this sense of impending doom for the last week... Non stop. I'm surprised I haven't had a heart attack yet.



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
Chicho said:

14530 cases and 305 deaths also 340 recovered

That is fucking scary... It is going to end up being close to 50% mortality rate.

I have never been this scared in my life. The world as we know it is going to change drastically... 

All these thoughts keep going through my head....


Now I'm scared my daughter won't get to grow up... Or that if she does she won't have any family left to look after her....

I've had this sense of impending doom for the last week... Non stop. I'm surprised I haven't had a heart attack yet.

Death ratio still stays around 2%. The curve is not exponential if it can makes you feel better. It is already 15-20% lower than the prediction of the OMS.



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
Chicho said:

14530 cases and 305 deaths also 340 recovered

That is fucking scary... It is going to end up being close to 50% mortality rate.

I have never been this scared in my life. The world as we know it is going to change drastically... 

All these thoughts keep going through my head....


Now I'm scared my daughter won't get to grow up... Or that if she does she won't have any family left to look after her....

I've had this sense of impending doom for the last week... Non stop. I'm surprised I haven't had a heart attack yet.

That's not how it works. Just because the fatality and recovery rate are equal currently doesn't mean that the ratio will be the same in the future. All it means currently is that it takes a long time to fully recover from the symptoms, enough for doctors to feel safe releasing you from quarantine. So far the fatality rate has stayed even between 2-3% ever since we reached the point where death numbers were high enough to be statistically relevant. It is likely that the fatality rate will stay at about 2-3%, unless the virus mutates. 

Unless you live in China there is currently very little to worry about. So far all of the cases discovered outside of China have been quickly quarantined and we've seen very little person to person transmission outside of China, almost all of those cases were people who had been to China and caught the virus while there. The fact that cases are being almost immediately quarantined outside of China thanks to thermal scanning at airports and such means that significant spread outside of China is very unlikely at this point. Final numbers for the outbreak will be based on how quickly China can get their spread contained. They've already started work on 3 additional makeshift hospitals with 800-1600 bed capacity each, across the 2 cities with the most cases, between those and existing hospitals hopefully they can get it contained. Hopefully rising temperatures in the Spring will negatively impact the virus as well, rising temperatures played a big part in the defeat of the first coronavirus outbreak, SARS, back in 2003. 

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FarleyMcFirefly said:
Chicho said:

14530 cases and 305 deaths also 340 recovered

That is fucking scary... It is going to end up being close to 50% mortality rate.

I have never been this scared in my life. The world as we know it is going to change drastically... 

All these thoughts keep going through my head....


Now I'm scared my daughter won't get to grow up... Or that if she does she won't have any family left to look after her....

I've had this sense of impending doom for the last week... Non stop. I'm surprised I haven't had a heart attack yet.

Calm down dude, there are only a few viruses deadly enough to bring the world to it's knees and they are locked in better labs than the shithole in Wuhan, proper containment facilities with proper employees and they all have vaccines ready for mass production. The only truly world threatening virus is, a retro virus, the kind that can alter the genes and those are rare, millions of years apart in mutations, rare and as far as we the public know they aren't allowed to engineer them.

This isn't even close to being that much of a worry, the absolute worst case scenario is a bump in the road and and in 6-9 months there should be a vaccine. 

Calmdown, we've been here before and the worst that will happen is about the same as if a war happened. If you're old enough to remember 9/11, the wprst case scenario is akin to the effects on the world in the three or four years following 2001 but without the actual war. 

No point in worrying about something you can't control, life goes on, take a breather and put your engery into keeping your newbprn safe. Keep a clean hom, use albohol scrubs, be aware of who is coming from your home and linit trips to the hospital/doctor as much as possible but when needed just keep clean.