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Makes me wonder what stories aren't being reported on during this time due to the huge focus on this.

Ie. Ebola in 2016, etc.



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xMetroid said:
OTBWY said:
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.

That's what I was thinking also, cause like they are legit building a new hospital just for that but the death toll was like 26 in a couple of days. For a population that big this is like as much as people dying from a cold. 

Having some idea of how China and the CCP works, the hospital that is being built is probably just a PR thing. Just a way for China to save face from this disaster.

And it is being built in a week, which means regular shit Chinese quality and it will collapse at some point like many of those crap quality ghost town buildings.



vivster said:
I was never scared of the flu and I won't start now.

it's not related to the flu, which (at this stage) is a much much greater threat than 2019-nCoV

instead it's a (distant?) relative of the common cold



https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canada-s-first-presumptive-positive-case-of-coronavirus-found-in-ontario-1.4783477



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Jumpin said:
OK. Time to move to Madagascar.

As a plague Inc player, the 2 best places are usually Greenland and New Zealand if you want to survive.

I'm not too concerned yet. Have a few cases here too in Australia. It's a wait and see situation. 



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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-wuhan-latest/2020/01/23/2dc947a8-3d45-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html

Woof.



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).

Just checked and in 2017 in the US alone 55000 people died from Influenza and Pneumonia. Haven't seen any panic about that anywhere.



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barneystinson69 said:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-wuhan-latest/2020/01/23/2dc947a8-3d45-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html

Woof.

"The people who died were between ages 48 and 89, but the vast majority were at the top of that range and almost all of them had existing health conditions."

Totally shaking in my boots right now.



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vivster said:
barneystinson69 said:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-wuhan-latest/2020/01/23/2dc947a8-3d45-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html

Woof.

"The people who died were between ages 48 and 89, but the vast majority were at the top of that range and almost all of them had existing health conditions."

Totally shaking in my boots right now.

I'd be a little more than just laughing it off as nothing...

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047720/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-head-coronavirus-crisis-team-outbreak

Also, someone in their late 30s with no pre-existing health problems died. And given China is locking down almost 60 million people... 



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).

barneystinson69 said:
vivster said:

"The people who died were between ages 48 and 89, but the vast majority were at the top of that range and almost all of them had existing health conditions."

Totally shaking in my boots right now.

I'd be a little more than just laughing it off as nothing...

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047720/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-head-coronavirus-crisis-team-outbreak

Also, someone in their late 30s with no pre-existing health problems died. And given China is locking down almost 60 million people... 

China is locking down 1.5 billion people every single day for decades now. Color me not impressed. Nothing in those articles you linked is in any way worrying to me. It's some kind of virus that spreads fast and has comparably mild symptoms. If I was worried about that I shouldn't be able to even leave my home because flu and cold season is coming and that shit also spreads fast and kills people. But this virus is new and sexy and a novelty, which is why so many bored privileged people are suddenly "concerned" about it. I won't be driven to hysteria by people who know exactly as little about that virus as I do.

Maybe I'll start to worry if it starts killing healthy young people in overseas developed countries. As of now I'm sure the Chinese government has killed more people in China this year than that virus. And that's a thing I'm way more concerned about.



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