I wish people would stop quoting the nonsense that the flu kills more people every year. We don’t quarantine cities, quarantine cruise ships , close borders and stop flights to a country over the flu. And we know the Chinese are liars about everything so this is much worse than they are letting on .
I was talking with someone last night he mentioned a client of his (client works in medical biology), said this was accidentally released from a military facility in China. As the strain is or seems to strong. I dunno I've also heard it was stolen from a lab in Canada. Those seem very much like conspiracy theories. But the theory of it mutating from animals and eating said animals kinda seems plasuable. We live in a age of misinformation. Hard to know what to believe.
As for the hospital, apparently it was under construction before the outbreak and they just completed it in 10 days. Again hard to verify.
Either way this is alarming around 600 people have died in China alone.
I was thinking of making some travel plans in March, nowhere near Asia, but I am interested if this situation gets better first.
Yeah, flu kills more because way more are infected. Actually, almost every cause has more than 600 deaths per year. That crap is just something for the talking heads to blab about.I wish people would stop quoting the nonsense that the flu kills more people every year. We don’t quarantine cities, quarantine cruise ships , close borders and stop flights to a country over the flu. And we know the Chinese are liars about everything so this is much worse than they are letting on .
Wtf is wrong with people? Racism and hate against Chinese people because of the virus... What about bats? They started it.I think if I were him, I'd just change the name.
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Kill rate of 2%, mostly elderly and immuno compromised, weaker than a flu.
Just wash your hands and don't lick strangers.
Or we can avoid chinese businesses and chinese-looking people like the ignant cows that we are.
3 weeks from now I'll be on a cruise. I'm not concerned in the least. I'm far more worried about getting noro on a ship than anything else, but thats easy to avoid by simply not being a pig, washing your hands, and keeping them out of your mouth.
Globably, there's 200,000 deaths annually from Noro, nearly 2 million from Tuberculosis (yep, still to this day even though there's a vaccine), 60K or so every year from the flu (Yep, also a vaccine that's generally more effective than not, and can and does generally lessen symptoms for those who may still get it regardless), etc etc etc.
But you don't hear about any of those because that's all normalized now and the media doesn't care much. But some new sickness with a catchy name, OMG EVERYONE PANIC!