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Yes 83 47.98%
 
No, but I will be followi... 50 28.90%
 
No, its being overblown 40 23.12%
 
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37592 confirmed cases 814 deaths and 2922 recovered. More people recover than die.



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Chicho said:

37592 confirmed cases 814 deaths and 2922 recovered. More people recover than die.

Yeah, how can we expect to end mankind if people start recovering from this flu thing, right?

In any case I can confirm what I said earlier, this Corona virus is blown out of proportions. Comparing it to the last one that hit China in 2002, this one is not as lethal. 10% of those infected 18 years ago died whereas a little above 2% of those infected this time around, die. I don't know why that is? Are humans more resistant or is this strain weaker? Who can say. The point is that out of 100 infected people, only 2 actually die so maybe people should not panic the way they seem to do.



910 dead and 3323 who have recovered now. Seems like there's a ratio of roughly 1:3 between dead and recovery right now.

@CrazyGamer2017 : While it kills less than SARS per infected person, nCoV is much more infectious and thus more dangerous. Also, medicine against SARS probably does help to some degree against nCoV too since they're both similar, while there wasn't really any medicine to take against SARS at the time.

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
910 dead and 3323 who have recovered now. Seems like there's a ratio of roughly 1:3 between dead and recovery right now.

Which makes me wonder: What happens to those who don't die but don't recover either? Cause one either dies or recovers from a virus, there is no middle ground here.



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CrazyGamer2017 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
910 dead and 3323 who have recovered now. Seems like there's a ratio of roughly 1:3 between dead and recovery right now.

Which makes me wonder: What happens to those who don't die but don't recover either? Cause one either dies or recovers from a virus, there is no middle ground here.

I guess that means that tens of thousands are either sick or recovering but not fully there yet. And that alone will put a massive strain into any medical system as that's easily enough to flood several hospitals, and that's not even counting quarantine and isolation measures or the amounts of medicine and medical personnel needed. 

Also, I expanded my post above while you were posting. Just FYI.

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CrazyGamer2017 said:

 What happens to those who don't die but don't recover either? Cause one either dies or recovers from a virus, there is no middle ground here.

I takes time but they will either recover or die.



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Chicho said:

37592 confirmed cases 814 deaths and 2922 recovered. More people recover than die.

Yeah, how can we expect to end mankind if people start recovering from this flu thing, right?

In any case I can confirm what I said earlier, this Corona virus is blown out of proportions. Comparing it to the last one that hit China in 2002, this one is not as lethal. 10% of those infected 18 years ago died whereas a little above 2% of those infected this time around, die. I don't know why that is? Are humans more resistant or is this strain weaker? Who can say. The point is that out of 100 infected people, only 2 actually die so maybe people should not panic the way they seem to do.

Ah you think 2% is not enough ? Shit always happens to the others, until the day it happens to ourselves or a relative.



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Amnesia said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Yeah, how can we expect to end mankind if people start recovering from this flu thing, right?

In any case I can confirm what I said earlier, this Corona virus is blown out of proportions. Comparing it to the last one that hit China in 2002, this one is not as lethal. 10% of those infected 18 years ago died whereas a little above 2% of those infected this time around, die. I don't know why that is? Are humans more resistant or is this strain weaker? Who can say. The point is that out of 100 infected people, only 2 actually die so maybe people should not panic the way they seem to do.

Ah you think 2% is not enough ? Shit always happens to the others, until the day it happens to ourselves or a relative.

Hence the advantage of not having relatives (or at least none I care about or see IRL) As for me since I don't see people and avoid as much contact as possible, 80% of my city should be contaminated before I can start wondering whether I am contaminated or not and so far 1 person out of 11 million are contaminated over here, just 1, recently in the news they said 2 other people coming from China could have the virus but after testing them it turns out they have not.

And finally what part of "expect to end mankind" makes you think I would care even if I ended up contaminated?



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Amnesia said:

Ah you think 2% is not enough ? Shit always happens to the others, until the day it happens to ourselves or a relative.

Hence the advantage of not having relatives (or at least none I care about or see IRL) As for me since I don't see people and avoid as much contact as possible, 80% of my city should be contaminated before I can start wondering whether I am contaminated or not and so far 1 person out of 11 million are contaminated over here, just 1, recently in the news they said 2 other people coming from China could have the virus but after testing them it turns out they have not.

And finally what part of "expect to end mankind" makes you think I would care even if I ended up contaminated?

There are sweeter ways to die than this virus.



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