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Wuhan Coronavirus...2020

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/...index.html

Coronavirus explained: What you need to know

By Jen Christensen, CNN

Updated 4:38 PM ET, Tue January 21, 2020

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A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans."What we know is it causes pneumonia and then doesn't respond to antibiotic treatment, which is not surprising, but then in terms of mortality, SARS kills 10% of the individuals," Poon, a virologist at the School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong, said. It's not clear how deadly the Wuhan coronavirus will be.

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What is a coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Coronavirus symptoms

The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.

For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there's a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.


There are a handful of human coronaviruses that are known to be deadly.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, also known as the MERS virus, was first reported in the Middle East in 2012 and also causes respiratory problems, but those symptoms are much more severe. Three to four out of every 10 patients infected with MERS died, according to the CDC.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, also known as SARS, is the other coronavirus that can cause more severe symptoms. First identified in the Guangdong province in southern China, according to the WHO, it causes respiratory problems but can also cause diarrhea, fatigue, shortness of breath, respiratory distress and kidney failure. Depending on the patient's age, the death rate with SARS ranged from 0-50% of the cases, with older people being the most vulnerable.

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How it spreads

Viruses can spread from human contact with animals. Scientists think MERS started in camels, according to the WHO. With SARS, scientists suspected civet cats were to blame.

When it comes to human-to-human transmission of the viruses, often it happens when someone comes into contact with the infected person's secretions.

Depending on how virulent the virus is, a cough, sneeze or handshake could cause exposure. The virus can also be transmitted by touching something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Caregivers can sometimes be exposed by handling a patient's waste, according to the CDC.

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Coronavirus treatment

There is no specific treatment. Most of the time, symptoms will go away on their own.

Doctors can relieve symptoms by prescribing a pain or fever medication. The CDC says a room humidifier or a hot shower can help with a sore throat or cough.

Drink plenty of fluids, get rest and sleep as much as possible.

If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, see your doctor.

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How can you can prevent it

There is no vaccine to protect against this family of viruses, at least not yet. Trials for a MERS vaccine are underway.

You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by avoiding people who are sick. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.

If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and disinfect the objects and surfaces you touch.

Coronavirus and pregnancy

In pregnant women, the more severe versions of MERS and SARS coronaviruses can be serious. There are cases in which a woman infected with MERS had a stillbirth, a 2014 study showed.

SARS-associated illnesses were linked to cases of spontaneous abortion, maternal death and critical maternal illness, a 2004 study found.

Coronavirus and cats, dogs and other animals

Pets can catch coronaviruses and the infections can become severe. Sometimes the viruses can lead to deadly diseases. One can cause feline infectious peritonitis in cats and something called a pantropic canine coronavirus can infect cats and dogs, according to a 2011 study.

Cats can catch SARS, but none of the infected cats developed symptoms, according to the study. The feline coronavirus typically is asymptomatic, but can cause mild diarrhea. Feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP, can cause flu-like symptoms for a cat, but can also be more serious for cats and can cause organ failure, but it is not contagious and will not spread from animal to animal or person to person.

Pantropic canine coronavirus that can impact cats and dogs can be fatal to dogs, studies show.

These particular dog and cat viruses don't seem to spread to humans.

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China virus deaths rise to nine, heightening global alarm

By Cate Cadell and David Stanway

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Deaths from China's new flu-like virus rose to nine on Wednesday with more than 470 confirmed cases, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals.

The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from the central city of Wuhan, with cases now detected as far away as the United States. Officials believe the origin to be a market where wildlife is traded illegally.

Contrasting with its secrecy over the 2002-03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that killed nearly 800 people, China has this time given regular updates to try and head off panic as millions travel at home and abroad for the Lunar New Year.

"The rise in the mobility of the public has objectively increased the risk of the epidemic spreading," National Health Commission vice-minister Li Bin acknowledged.

The World Health Organization (WHO) began an emergency meeting to rule if the outbreak was a global health emergency.

Amid official exhortations to stay calm, many Chinese were canceling trips, buying face masks, avoiding public places like cinemas and shopping centers, and even turning to an online plague simulation game or watching disaster movie "The Flu" as a way to cope.

"The best way to conquer fear is to confront fear," said one commentator on China's Twitter-like Weibo.

The virus has spread from Wuhan around China to major population centers including Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. Abroad, Thailand has confirmed four cases, while the United States, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have each reported one.

President Donald Trump said the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had a good containment plan. "We think it is going to be handled very well," he said at Davos in Switzerland.

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Li said there was evidence the virus, which can cause pneumonia, was being spread via breathing. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

About 2,200 people in contact with infected people were in isolation.

There is no vaccine for the virus, which can be passed from person-to-person. Fifteen medics are among those infected in China.

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"I believe the government for sure, but I still feel fearful. Because there's no cure for the virus," said Fu Ning, a 36-year-old woman in Beijing. "You have to rely on your immunity if you get an infection. It sounds very scary."Fears of a pandemic initially spooked markets, with aviation and luxury goods stocks hit and China's yuan falling, but they were regaining their footing on Wednesday in approval of China's containment response.

SARS caused an estimated global economic loss of $40 billion, according to one study.

Across China, companies from Foxconn to Huawei Technologies and HSBC Holdings were warning staff to avoid Wuhan and handing out masks. Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, said he was advising employees not to visit China.

WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said new cases would appear as China stepped up monitoring. But Li said there was no evidence of "super-spreaders" capable of disseminating the virus more widely, as happened during the SARS outbreak. SARS was thought to have crossed to humans from civet cats sold for food.

GLOBAL PRECAUTIONS

Airports round the world have stepped up screening of people from China, and some flights to the affected area have been canceled.

The Chinese-ruled gambling hub of Macau confirmed its first case of pneumonia linked to the coronavirus and tightened body-temperature screening measures in casinos and round the city.

A first case of the virus emerged in nearby Hong Kong on Wednesday, media reported. The patient arrived in Hong Kong via high-speed railway from the mainland and had been quarantined.

"The whole world is watching," the city's commerce secretary, Edward Yau, told Reuters at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

North Korea banned foreign tourists from Wednesday due to the virus, several foreign tour operators said, losing one of its main sources of foreign currency.

Some qualifying boxing matches for the 2020 Olympics set to take place in Wuhan in February had been canceled, Japan's Kyodo news agency said.

China's Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, the top legal authority in the communist-ruled country, posted on Tuesday that anyone failing to report virus cases "will be forever nailed to the pillar of historical shame."

And state broadcaster CCTV has been showing footage of doctors in quarantine gear in Wuhan.

But despite such openness, some experts were skeptical.

"We have reason to doubt whether surv (surveillance) is adequate as cases mount," tweeted Lawrence Gostin, a public health expert at Georgetown University Law School in Washington.

Neil Ferguson, a professor and infectious disease specialist at Imperial College London, estimated the number of cases in Wuhan alone at about 4,000 and said the outbreak was likely to spread further and faster in the coming days.

"Novel viruses can spread much faster through the population than other viruses because we have no immunity to them," he told reporters in London.

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I think people coming from that area should not be allowed to leave until it is eradicated and now it's in parts of Asia and North America.


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I think people coming from that area should not be allowed to leave until it is eradicated and now it's in parts of Asia and North America.


Agree with this 100%. I just know this will be in Canada any day now, just like SARS was years ago.

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Now it is in Singapore. omg. Linked to snakes. Snakes on a plane, real shit.

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Sounds like the yearly virus they get people all scared about just because, just like avian/swine flu and ebola. This literally happens every single year.

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Sounds like the yearly virus they get people all scared about just because, just like avian/swine flu and ebola. This literally happens every single year.

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You literally need to do some research on the difference between an normal annual flu and a flu like this or an ebola breakout.

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IanRG said:

guitarslinger44 said:

Sounds like the yearly virus they get people all scared about just because, just like avian/swine flu and ebola. This literally happens every single year.

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You literally need to do some research on the difference between an normal annual flu and a flu like this or an ebola breakout.


I had swine flu and it was bad, but it wasn't worse than the regular flu.

Do you deny that every year, like clockwork, some "pandemic virus" is reported in the news, and they act like it's going to wipe out humanity?

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Hmmm... Look at this:

There's a maximum security biolab in Wuhan that studies the world's most dangerous pathogens.

https://www.nature.com/ne...ns-1.21487


Some scientists outside China were concerned with the opening of the lab as "the SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey."

Interesting.

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guitarslinger44 said:

IanRG said:

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You literally need to do some research on the difference between an normal annual flu and a flu like this or an ebola breakout.


I had swine flu and it was bad, but it wasn't worse than the regular flu.

Do you deny that every year, like clockwork, some "pandemic virus" is reported in the news, and they act like it's going to wipe out humanity?

I have not seen or heard anything that suggest it's going to wipe out humanity, just measures that have been put in place to prevent it spreading further than necessary. Seems fairly sensible to me that people are aware of it.

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McDonalds closing 5 stores in China. Economy will fall apart because of a bug.

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Healthy young man dies of coronavirus in China; new cases in Japan and South Korea

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BEIJING — A young, healthy man from Wuhan and a person living 1,500 miles from the epicenter of the coronavirus are among the latest victims of the outbreak, which has incited fear and anger across China as the important Spring Festival gets underway.

Reports of eight new deaths from the pneumonia-like virus, taking the total to 26, came as authorities enforced a lockdown across large parts of the province of Hubei, population 59 million. But they also came as the medical system clearly struggled to cope with the outbreak, with reports of crowded hospitals, stressed doctors and dwindling supplies.

Adding to the stress, Friday marked the official start of the Spring Festival, when China celebrates the arrival of the new lunar year. Authorities around the country, including in the capital, Beijing, have canceled the temple fairs and festivals that accompany the holiday to avoid having large public gatherings where the airborne virus could spread.

"The public should not gather during the Spring Festival and try stay at home as much as possible to protect themselves," Gao Fu, a member of the expert group of the National Health and Health Commission and director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday.

He encouraged everyone to wear masks, and photos from train stations and airports across the country showed people with their mouths and noses covered.

The Beijing Capital International Airport was unusually empty on Friday, with almost all passengers wearing masks. The Beijing city government and Shanghai local authorities have also urged residents returning to areas affected by the virus, or who have been in contact with suspected cases, to stay at home or in a centralized quarantine area for 14 days to contain the spread.

The state broadcaster, CCTV, led its midday news program with a report about a huge Spring Festival banquet in Beijing attended by President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders. None of them were wearing masks, and the report made no mention of the virus outbreak.

Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China on Jan. 24.

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maplenpg said:

guitarslinger44 said:


I had swine flu and it was bad, but it wasn't worse than the regular flu.

Do you deny that every year, like clockwork, some "pandemic virus" is reported in the news, and they act like it's going to wipe out humanity?

I have not seen or heard anything that suggest it's going to wipe out humanity, just measures that have been put in place to prevent it spreading further than necessary. Seems fairly sensible to me that people are aware of it.


I just mean that they get everybody scared about it rather than simply saying, "hey, if you've been to this part of the world, you may want to get tested." It's unnecessary alarmism in most cases.


I got an AP notification that a woman in Chicago who had been to China was found to have contracted the virus and was in the hospital and doing well.

[Edited 1/24/20 14:38pm]

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this is what can be expected with open borders....1000 fold!

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guitarslinger44 said:

maplenpg said:

I have not seen or heard anything that suggest it's going to wipe out humanity, just measures that have been put in place to prevent it spreading further than necessary. Seems fairly sensible to me that people are aware of it.


I just mean that they get everybody scared about it rather than simply saying, "hey, if you've been to this part of the world, you may want to get tested." It's unnecessary alarmism in most cases.


I got an AP notification that a woman in Chicago who had been to China was found to have contracted the virus and was in the hospital and doing well.

[Edited 1/24/20 14:38pm]

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Who is they?

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All "they" are saying is this type of virus is spreading at an alarming rate due to its nature. At the moment it is no worse than a normal flu BUT with the rapid spread it can overload resources and it could mutate more quickly into something stronger.

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What you need to literally research is the survival rates of ebola and whether this is just an annual seasonal virus that most just need a few days in bed to get over.

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IanRG said:

guitarslinger44 said:


I just mean that they get everybody scared about it rather than simply saying, "hey, if you've been to this part of the world, you may want to get tested." It's unnecessary alarmism in most cases.


I got an AP notification that a woman in Chicago who had been to China was found to have contracted the virus and was in the hospital and doing well.

[Edited 1/24/20 14:38pm]

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Who is they?

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All "they" are saying is this type of virus is spreading at an alarming rate due to its nature. At the moment it is no worse than a normal flu BUT with the rapid spread it can overload resources and it could mutate more quickly into something stronger.

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What you need to literally research is the survival rates of ebola and whether this is just an annual seasonal virus that most just need a few days in bed to get over.


"They" = news networks in the US. I've watched them, every year for the last at least 7 years, maybe even longer, get everybody wound up about a virus they, the population, highly unlikely to get just so they have something they can report. It happens every year like clockwork.

[Edited 1/24/20 16:35pm]

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Hmmm... Look at this:

There's a maximum security biolab in Wuhan that studies the world's most dangerous pathogens.

https://www.nature.com/ne...ns-1.21487


Some scientists outside China were concerned with the opening of the lab as "the SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey."

Interesting.


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IanRG said:




guitarslinger44 said:




I just mean that they get everybody scared about it rather than simply saying, "hey, if you've been to this part of the world, you may want to get tested." It's unnecessary alarmism in most cases.


I got an AP notification that a woman in Chicago who had been to China was found to have contracted the virus and was in the hospital and doing well.


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Who is they?


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All "they" are saying is this type of virus is spreading at an alarming rate due to its nature. At the moment it is no worse than a normal flu BUT with the rapid spread it can overload resources and it could mutate more quickly into something stronger.


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What you need to literally research is the survival rates of ebola and whether this is just an annual seasonal virus that most just need a few days in bed to get over.




"They" = news networks in the US. I've watched them, every year for the last at least 7 years, maybe even longer, get everybody wound up about a virus they, the population, highly unlikely to get just so they have something they can report. It happens every year like clockwork.

[Edited 1/24/20 16:35pm]


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Like CNN? CNN reported wbat I said. Still interested in why Ebola is just an annual flu equivalent.
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IanRG said:

guitarslinger44 said:


"They" = news networks in the US. I've watched them, every year for the last at least 7 years, maybe even longer, get everybody wound up about a virus they, the population, highly unlikely to get just so they have something they can report. It happens every year like clockwork.

[Edited 1/24/20 16:35pm]

. Like CNN? CNN reported wbat I said. Still interested in why Ebola is just an annual flu equivalent. [Edited 1/24/20 17:06pm]


Ian, I'm not doing this with you. If you don't understand the perfectly obvious connection I'm making (it should be obvious since I spelled it out for you) here then it's because you're deliberately trying not to. Reread the post you just quoted stop trying to make it say what you want it to say in your head and instead, read and understand what I actually typed.

Give this another couple days and I'll bet you CNN and the rest will be reporting this as some epidemic just like they do every year when a couple people get sick with something. It's still fresh.

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guitarslinger44 said:

maplenpg said:

I have not seen or heard anything that suggest it's going to wipe out humanity, just measures that have been put in place to prevent it spreading further than necessary. Seems fairly sensible to me that people are aware of it.


I just mean that they get everybody scared about it rather than simply saying, "hey, if you've been to this part of the world, you may want to get tested." It's unnecessary alarmism in most cases.


I got an AP notification that a woman in Chicago who had been to China was found to have contracted the virus and was in the hospital and doing well.

[Edited 1/24/20 14:38pm]

I think this is more than just a simple virus though, otherwise I'd agree with you. The sheer amount of closures in the area would be completely overboard if someone, somewhere wasn't very worried about what could potentially happen.

Plus as Ian said, the rate (and ease) of spread means the potential for this to go global is high, so in this case, I'm glad they're using shock jock tactics. I got up this morning to see the death rate had gone up another 11, literally overnight. The hospitals in the area must be struggling as there are far more with the virus not dying, but having to be isolated and treated. I don't know how readily available the drugs they are using to treat it are either.


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guitarslinger44 said:



IanRG said:


guitarslinger44 said:



"They" = news networks in the US. I've watched them, every year for the last at least 7 years, maybe even longer, get everybody wound up about a virus they, the population, highly unlikely to get just so they have something they can report. It happens every year like clockwork.


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. Like CNN? CNN reported wbat I said. Still interested in why Ebola is just an annual flu equivalent. [Edited 1/24/20 17:06pm]


Ian, I'm not doing this with you. If you don't understand the perfectly obvious connection I'm making (it should be obvious since I spelled it out for you) here then it's because you're deliberately trying not to. Reread the post you just quoted stop trying to make it say what you want it to say in your head and instead, read and understand what I actually typed.

Give this another couple days and I'll bet you CNN and the rest will be reporting this as some epidemic just like they do every year when a couple people get sick with something. It's still fresh.


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Dont put this on me. You are the one who wants to dispute it is an issue and made up an annual no problem ebola outbreak and failed to understand what is actually being reported by US media - of which CNN is a part.
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IanRG said:

guitarslinger44 said:



IanRG said:


guitarslinger44 said:



"They" = news networks in the US. I've watched them, every year for the last at least 7 years, maybe even longer, get everybody wound up about a virus they, the population, highly unlikely to get just so they have something they can report. It happens every year like clockwork.


[Edited 1/24/20 16:35pm]



. Like CNN? CNN reported wbat I said. Still interested in why Ebola is just an annual flu equivalent. [Edited 1/24/20 17:06pm]


Ian, I'm not doing this with you. If you don't understand the perfectly obvious connection I'm making (it should be obvious since I spelled it out for you) here then it's because you're deliberately trying not to. Reread the post you just quoted stop trying to make it say what you want it to say in your head and instead, read and understand what I actually typed.

Give this another couple days and I'll bet you CNN and the rest will be reporting this as some epidemic just like they do every year when a couple people get sick with something. It's still fresh.


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Dont put this on me. You are the one who wants to dispute it is an issue and made up an annual no problem ebola outbreak and failed to understand what is actually being reported by US media - of which CNN is a part.


I am going to put this on you because your inability to read and understand what people say vs what you want to believe they're saying is a problem here. My issue is with the coverage of these types of things not the things themselves. I never said that Ebola isnt dangerous, but most people in a country like the US have zero chance of getting it, which is why the way it's reported is a problem. You don't live in the US so you don't see how it's reported here. Stop, get help.

Anyway. According to the BBC:

Based on early information, it is believed that only a quarter of infected cases are "severe", and the dead are mostly - though not exclusively - older people, some of whom have pre-existing conditions.

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IanRG said:
I am going to put this on you because your inability to read and understand what people say vs what you want to believe they're saying is a problem here. My issue is with the coverage of these types of things not the things themselves. I never said that Ebola isnt dangerous, but most people in a country like the US have zero chance of getting it, which is why the way it's reported is a problem. You don't live in the US so you don't see how it's reported here. Stop, get help. Anyway. According to the BBC:
Based on early information, it is believed that only a quarter of infected cases are "severe", and the dead are mostly - though not exclusively - older people, some of whom have pre-existing conditions.
[Edited 1/25/20 7:44am]

No, it is all on you.

Ironically, you are failing to read or understand but accuse others of not reading and understanding. READ the first post - It was made from a US source by a person from the USA. It contains none of what you said. Watch CNN: It is shown worldwide but largely comes from the US. It contains none of what you said.

Your first post was "Sounds like the yearly virus they get people all scared about just because, just like avian/swine flu and ebola. This literally happens every single year."

Firstly, it is NOT just like the annual flu except in its current strength. The issue is its form and the resulting level of contagiousness, BUT you missed this - It is in the first post and this point is being made regularly on US media. And secondly, there is nothing in what you said here that limits this to just the US media or people in the USA.

Despite what you said, there is no annual Ebola outbreak that some unnamed "they" want to "get people all scared about just because".

Communication is a two-way street - If you meant there is little chance of a person from the USA getting it, you should have said that. Prince.org is not a USA exclusive site, there are people from many different parts of the world and some even care about other parts of the world that neither you nor I am from. (I am typing this in Mandalay, Myanmar and there is a real risk of this flu getting here and doing real damage.)

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Reply #23 posted 01/26/20 1:23pm

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Fourth case of Coronavirus in the United States in California. So we have Illinois, Washington (state), and now two in California.

China is now saying that it can spread before symptoms ever develop.


China's National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said: someone with the virus could show no symptoms they have the coronavirus anytime between a day and 14 days, CBS News previously reported. During that time, an asymptomatic person is also infectious and could spread the coronavirus to others, Ma said, which makes it difficult to stop its spread.

"At present, the rate of development of the epidemic is accelerating," Ma said at the press conference. "I am afraid that it will continue for some time, and the number of cases may increase."

The virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 56 people and infected more than 2,000, Reuters reported on Sunday.


https://www.businessinsid...ion-2020-1

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Okay, it's up to 5 cases in the USA, Arizona now has a confirmed case.

https://www.usatoday.com/...580804002/


The Virginia Health Department said Sunday that it is investigating two residents in the central and one in northern Virginia "who meet both clinical and epidemiologic criteria" for the virus.

“From observations, the virus is capable of transmission even during incubation period” of one to 14 days, Ma said. “There are hidden carriers.”

That makes this outbreak different from severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, a virus that was not contagious during incubation. SARS killed more than 600 people across mainland China and Hong Kong along with more than 100 other people around the world in 2002-2003.

Ogbonnaya Omenka, an assistant professor and public health specialist at Butler University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, says immediate reporting of symptoms or contact is now more crucial than ever.

"Asymptomatic transmission of the novel coronavirus definitely makes it more problematic and more difficult to contain," Omenka told USA TODAY. "This automatically heightens the level of concern about the existing cases in the United States. Could there be other cases?"

The World Health Organization on Thursday declined to categorize the coronavirus as a global health emergency, lauding China for its efforts to contain the virus.

Chinese authorities have locked down Wuhan and at least two cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the virus during the busy Lunar New Year travel period. The U.S. closed its consulate in Wuhan and was pulling out its diplomats.

A small number of cases have also been diagnosed in Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Taiwan Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Canada and Australia.



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Reply #24 posted 02/04/20 6:27am

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CherryMoon57 said:

djThunderfunk said:

Hmmm... Look at this:

There's a maximum security biolab in Wuhan that studies the world's most dangerous pathogens.

https://www.nature.com/ne...ns-1.21487


Some scientists outside China were concerned with the opening of the lab as "the SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey."

Interesting.


Very interesting indeed


It gets even more interesting.

https://greatgameindia.co...re-weapon/



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"No one can count to 2? Wow!" - Me
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Reply #25 posted 02/04/20 9:20am

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How pathetic that the Dow is doing welll?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #26 posted 02/04/20 9:29am

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djThunderfunk said:

CherryMoon57 said:


Very interesting indeed


It gets even more interesting.

https://greatgameindia.co...re-weapon/




The world is so messed up right now.

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A train is leaving all day
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Reply #27 posted 02/04/20 10:06am

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Yup.

"No one can keep track of how many times you've quit, with all the histrionics and ball clutching." - Angry Troll

"No one can count to 2? Wow!" - Me
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Reply #28 posted 02/05/20 9:16am

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What is today's conspiracy theory?

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Reply #29 posted 02/05/20 9:23am

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RodeoSchro said:

What is today's conspiracy theory?

Probably something to do with "open borders" lol lol

"If we had had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
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