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Offline Sal1981

Wuhan Corona virus
« on: January 28, 2020, 09:04:46 PM »
Didn't find a thread on the Wuhan corona virus.


Here's an interesting map distribution of the Wuhan corona virus:

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6




As of this post there are a total of 5.578 confirmed cases.
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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 09:55:07 PM »
There have been about 15,000,000 cases, 140,000 hospitalizations, and 8,200 deaths from the flu in the US alone this season. I could be wrong, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about the Wuhan coronavirus.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 10:07:36 PM »
There have been about 15,000,000 cases, 140,000 hospitalizations, and 8,200 deaths from the flu in the US alone this season. I could be wrong, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about the Wuhan coronavirus.


Just give it some time.

Offline Hydra009

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 10:10:05 PM »
The tracker I use:  https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/01/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/

It's not as detailed as other sites, but it has enough at-a-glance info for me and it doesn't take long to load on mobile.

Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 10:23:05 PM »
Just give it some time.

An annual flu chart would look similar. The CDC estimates there were 45,000,000 cases and 61,000 flu-related deaths in the US during the 2017-18 season. This year is looking even worse. Early estimates are putting the number of deaths in the 90,000 range. And remember that's just the US. Worldwide the number will be a lot bigger than that. I did say I could be wrong. I am just having a hard time getting excited about it.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 11:26:03 PM »
There have been about 15,000,000 cases, 140,000 hospitalizations, and 8,200 deaths from the flu in the US alone this season. I could be wrong, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about the Wuhan coronavirus.

It's because the case-to-fatality possibility is significantly higher with the coronavirus than the common flu.

Offline Hydra009

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 11:49:18 PM »
An annual flu chart would look similar.
We have the flu every year.  This year it's the flu AND coronavirus.  Plus, a bunch of cities are quarantined and things are looking a little like this:







Definitely not an ordinary day in China.

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Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 12:01:54 AM »
It's because the case-to-fatality possibility is significantly higher with the coronavirus than the common flu.
"Significantly higher" is still pretty low in this case. 132 fatalities out of 6057 confirmed cases, mostly in the >60 crowd. And this is China we're talking about. A country that packed is always going to have a worse death toll from a disease outbreak.
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Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 04:26:37 AM »
I too am not too worried about the Corona virus, as of yet. But I am fascinated by the traction it is gathering and by how China chose/chooses to deal with the situation.

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Offline SGOS

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 07:03:16 AM »
I too am not too worried about the Corona virus, as of yet. But I am fascinated by the traction it is gathering and by how China chose/chooses to deal with the situation.
I remember a line from Stargate SG1 when the US revealed the stargate in a top secret meeting with representatives of other global military powers.  The Chinese representative tried to shame the US for keeping it a secret.  He then threated to make it known to the Chinese people on the grounds that the Chinese government did not keep secrets from its citizens.  Everyone just looked at him blankly without commenting, which made the situation even more humorous.

Offline Baruch

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 11:25:28 AM »
An annual flu chart would look similar. The CDC estimates there were 45,000,000 cases and 61,000 flu-related deaths in the US during the 2017-18 season. This year is looking even worse. Early estimates are putting the number of deaths in the 90,000 range. And remember that's just the US. Worldwide the number will be a lot bigger than that. I did say I could be wrong. I am just having a hard time getting excited about it.

Got stock in drug companies what will make the anti-virus? ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 11:27:38 AM »
I remember a line from Stargate SG1 when the US revealed the stargate in a top secret meeting with representatives of other global military powers.  The Chinese representative tried to shame the US for keeping it a secret.  He then threated to make it known to the Chinese people on the grounds that the Chinese government did not keep secrets from its citizens.  Everyone just looked at him blankly without commenting, which made the situation even more humorous.

The Chinese aren't Guauld … they are Replicators ;-)
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Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
Jeez, whomever it is who makes/sells those face masks will make a...killing!
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 03:06:06 PM »
There have been about 15,000,000 cases, 140,000 hospitalizations, and 8,200 deaths from the flu in the US alone this season. I could be wrong, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about the Wuhan coronavirus.
I'm not all that happy about it myself. The morbidity and mortality rates are pretty high with this new virus. The flu is bad enough as it is.
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Offline Munch

Re: Wuhan Corona virus
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 03:53:50 PM »
I'm not all that happy about it myself. The morbidity and mortality rates are pretty high with this new virus. The flu is bad enough as it is.

He's saying that the common flu has claimed more people recently over the last few years then what the coronavirus has done so far (remains to see how worse it gets) it's just that the media are fearmongering as if it's the black death.
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