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You concerned yet?

Yes 76 47.50%
 
No, but I will be followi... 48 30.00%
 
No, its being overblown 36 22.50%
 
Total:160

43106 confirmed cases 1018 deaths and 4046 recovered. 

The death toll has passed 1k recovered has passed 4k



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1000+ people are now dead!



so it could be 25% mortality... That's scary.



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Chicho said:

43106 confirmed cases 1018 deaths and 4046 recovered. 

China does not report cases of people which are carriers of the virus but are not "endangered" (no typical symptoms show). If we consider the people who live in areas not covered by healthcare, the true number of virus carriers could be anywhere from 2 to 20 times the reported numbers. Same problem with India for example. That is a big country which has a much bigger healthcare problem. So far, no reports from India (maybe Chinese do not visit that country in drones...) or muslim countries (which simply do not report).



drkohler said:

 so far, no reports from India (maybe Chinese do not visit that country in drones...) or muslim countries (which simply do not report).

India has reported 3 cases no deaths the United Arab Emirates have reported 8 cases Malaysia 18 cases

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Dozens of million of Chinese are unable to leave their homes, several cities with 10+ million people basically shut down since January 23rd. Yet the virus is spreading fast.

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The WHO has given the virus an official name: Covid-19, short for Coronavirus Disease 2019



Heres an update from Guangzhou. The Guangzhou government has suspended all schools until at least March 1st. Also, as of yesterday no one is allowed to leave or enter our province. Not even deliver, shipping and delivery has to be specially screened.



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sethnintendo said:
Not doomsday yet. A tsunami could kill more people. However, maybe this will wake China the fuck up and ban the exotic live animal markets. You shouldn't keep a bunch of wild animals in cages in such close proximity.

^ this.

It happends too often that some thing breaks out in china and then spreads to the rest of the world.
Live animal markets, and liveing side by side with all manner of animals isnt healthy.



China failed to contain it to Wuhan area, its now spread outside it, even though they basically locked down that area to try and keep it from spreading outsides that area for them.

Also apparently the incubation periode isnt just 14 days, but around 24 days.
You can walk around feeling healthy and fine, and be sick, and spread this virus without knowing it.
symptoms show up late, with it, which makes it very hard to catch the spread of this thing.

The only "good" peice of news is the mortality rates are only like 1,5%.