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https://www.vgchartz.com/article/442601/microsoft-cancels-gdc-2020-attendance-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/442602/epic-games-pulls-out-of-gdc-2020/

 It seems Corona is very bad and can make make world economic  crisis especially tech , computer , software  company. 

I bet Olympic in 2020 Tokyo will be cancel as well.  



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I think you should just update your Sony thread to be for all cancellations.

Tokyo Olympics being cancelled definitely seems on the cards now



Wow, so many companies, so many events... Mental.

It only has a 2% mortality rate at the moment which is actually rather weak, hopefully it doesn't mutate/evolve/whatever.

It needs to be contained, either way.



twintail said:

I think you should just update your Sony thread to be for all cancellations.

Tokyo Olympics being cancelled definitely seems on the cards now

I hope the latter doesn't happen, and by extension I hope the outbreak is controlled to an acceptable degree. 



A virus similar to the flu which isn't insanely more killer than it's original counterpart. Yet I'm pretty sure if you take the usual precaution you probably wouldn't get the infection anyway.

The real unluckiness of this situation is that the virus has progaged itself during the worst time of the year, winter, within one of the most populated country.

Media crisis and social sites are only going to exacerbate the situation even though we're far from looking at the black plague or the Spanish flu in terms of danger.

(As long as it doesn't mutate though)



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Mar1217 said:
A virus similar to the flu which isn't insanely more killer than it's original counterpart. Yet I'm pretty sure if you take the usual precaution you probably wouldn't get the infection anyway.

The real unluckiness of this situation is that the virus has progaged itself during the worst time of the year, winter, within one of the most populated country.

Media crisis and social sites are only going to exacerbate the situation even though we're far from looking at the black plague or the Spanish flu in terms of danger.

(As long as it doesn't mutate though)

1) You are right that it isn't nearly as bad as the black plague or can it get anything close to that.

2) Coronavirus is actually much more deadly that the flu though.

It's somewhere in between the flu and the black plague.  There is a lot of room in between those things.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Mar1217 said:
A virus similar to the flu which isn't insanely more killer than it's original counterpart. Yet I'm pretty sure if you take the usual precaution you probably wouldn't get the infection anyway.

The real unluckiness of this situation is that the virus has progaged itself during the worst time of the year, winter, within one of the most populated country.

Media crisis and social sites are only going to exacerbate the situation even though we're far from looking at the black plague or the Spanish flu in terms of danger.

(As long as it doesn't mutate though)

1) You are right that it isn't nearly as bad as the black plague or can it get anything close to that.

2) Coronavirus is actually much more deadly that the flu though.

It's somewhere in between the flu and the black plague.  There is a lot of room in between those things.

The flu is worse than Corona Virus. Well, in terms of sheer number of deaths per year, anyway.

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html



ironmanDX said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

1) You are right that it isn't nearly as bad as the black plague or can it get anything close to that.

2) Coronavirus is actually much more deadly that the flu though.

It's somewhere in between the flu and the black plague.  There is a lot of room in between those things.

The flu is worse than Corona Virus. Well, in terms of sheer number of deaths per year, anyway.

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html

I am talking in terms of percentages.  Going by the article you linked the death rate of the coronavirus is 2.67% while the death rate of the flu is 0.054%.  The coronavirus is about 50 times deadlier in terms of percentages.

In terms of raw numbers we don't know how bad it is going to get yet.  CDC is saying that it is likely to turn into a pandemic.



ironmanDX said:

The flu is worse than Corona Virus. Well, in terms of sheer number of deaths per year, anyway.

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html

Let the corona virus have a full year then compare



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Mar1217 said:
A virus similar to the flu which isn't insanely more killer than it's original counterpart. Yet I'm pretty sure if you take the usual precaution you probably wouldn't get the infection anyway.

The real unluckiness of this situation is that the virus has progaged itself during the worst time of the year, winter, within one of the most populated country.

Media crisis and social sites are only going to exacerbate the situation even though we're far from looking at the black plague or the Spanish flu in terms of danger.

(As long as it doesn't mutate though)

1) You are right that it isn't nearly as bad as the black plague or can it get anything close to that.

2) Coronavirus is actually much more deadly that the flu though.

It's somewhere in between the flu and the black plague.  There is a lot of room in between those things.

The Black Plague went on to kill about 2/3 of the European population.

Influenza yearly infects more than 600K people during seasonal flu and kills approx. 60K-70K yearly.

I'd say the Corona virus is more akin to the last flu pandemic we had in 2009-2010.

That one went out to kill between 280K-500K people (depending on sources).

I'd say we are looking at similar margins here.

Like I said, the most unluckiest fact about this pandemic was that it declared itself in a more so highly dense population which would obviously spread out the virus more effectively than let's say ... the Ebola which remained in Africa for most of it's prime.



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