Corona? I hardly know her! Coronavirus Reaches UK

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by Hexx » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:34 am

Surprised to not to see a thread on this given it's going to kill us all (if my playthroughs of Plague Inc. are correct)

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... toll-jumps

The death toll from the virus has risen to 81, after the southern island province of Hainan in the South China Sea reported its first fatality, an 80-year-old woman whose family arrived from Wuhan on 17 January, AP reports.

Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, has accounted for 76 of the deaths reported so far. There have been one each in Shanghai and the provinces of Hebei in the north, Heilongjiang in the northeast and Henan in central China.

The number of confirmed cases in China has reached 2,744.


China’s national health minister Ma Xiaowei said the new coronavirus is also infectious during incubation, which is different from Sars.

He said authorities’ knowledge of the new virus was limited and they are unclear on the risks posed by mutations of the virus.

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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by Moggy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:42 am

2,744 confirmed cases.

81 deaths.

It doesn’t sound like it’s going to kill us all.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:42 am

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by Preezy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:44 am

Yeah not too worried to be honest, but of course the media is doing everything it can to convince us all it's the second coming of the Spanish Flu.

No doubt I'll now contract it and die, typical :roll:

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:45 am

Doubt it'll get too far outside China.

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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by KK » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:49 am

I buy San Miguel so I'm not worried about it.

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by Drumstick » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:52 am

strawberry floating China and their utterly stupid customs

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:58 am

I guess it depends how the virus mutates now it's made the jump into humans but at the moment the mortality rate is significantly less than SARS. Also, I'm not old so I'm less worried.

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by Hyperion » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:04 pm

Pffft, it's not even as deadly as SARS

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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by Tomous » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:09 pm

Are we confident in that mortality rate though?

It's probably coming directly from the Chinese government...

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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by Cumberdanes » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:27 pm

Remember when we all died of bird flu, swine flu, MRSA and SARS? Nah, me neither.

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by Jenuall » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm

As others have said I wasn't bothered by any of the other recent outbreaks like swine flu so I'm not too concerned about this one.

Looking forward to any new memes it generates though as those are always fun.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:45 pm

Cumberdanes wrote:Remember when we all died of bird flu, swine flu, MRSA and SARS? Nah, me neither.


Director-General of the World Health Organization wrote:When resources are scarce and priorities are numerous, it is difficult to balance concern about an unpredictable yet potentially catastrophic event against the need to address so many real and pressing problems.

I am often asked if the effort invested in pandemic preparedness is a waste of resources. Has public health cried “wolf” too often and too loudly?

Not at all. Pandemics are recurring events. We do not know whether the H5N1 virus will cause the next pandemic.

But we do know this: the world will experience another influenza pandemic, sooner or later.

https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2007/20070910_korea/en/

We have to ensure we never get complacent

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by Hexx » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:50 pm

We are due one.

I've had the Flu Vacinne though so I'm pretty such I'm totally safe

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:54 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Cumberdanes wrote:Remember when we all died of bird flu, swine flu, MRSA and SARS? Nah, me neither.


Director-General of the World Health Organization wrote:When resources are scarce and priorities are numerous, it is difficult to balance concern about an unpredictable yet potentially catastrophic event against the need to address so many real and pressing problems.

I am often asked if the effort invested in pandemic preparedness is a waste of resources. Has public health cried “wolf” too often and too loudly?

Not at all. Pandemics are recurring events. We do not know whether the H5N1 virus will cause the next pandemic.

But we do know this: the world will experience another influenza pandemic, sooner or later.

https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2007/20070910_korea/en/

We have to ensure we never get complacent


But are humans worth protecting?

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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by Cuttooth » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:00 pm

150,000 people died of swine flu, it wasn't really a nothing event.

Nor were the 11,000 deaths from the Ebola epidemic.

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:49 pm

I remember the fuss about Aussie flu a couple of years ago.

That bug actually reached this house and it was pretty vicious, strangely though for some reason, i was the only one living here who didn't catch it.

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by Rightey » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 pm

Boy, I sure do wonder why a lot of these diseases start out in China.


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PostRe: Coronavirus - Will 'Winnie the Flu' will kill us all?
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:01 pm

I'm not too concerned, but I'll pay attention to the news reports anyway.

Did China shut cities down for SARs?

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:51 pm

Vermilion wrote:I remember the fuss about Aussie flu a couple of years ago.

That bug actually reached this house and it was pretty vicious, strangely though for some reason, i was the only one living here who didn't catch it.


This just lends further credence to my theory that Vermilion is a ghost


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