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Offline John Mark Taylor

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2020, 06:21:43 pm »
it's now down to less than 2.5%.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2020, 06:35:39 pm »
it's now down to less than 2.5%.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2020, 10:28:03 pm »
The flu has a 0.1% fatality rate. 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2020, 10:36:01 pm »
The flu has a 0.1% fatality rate. 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

That's far less than the numbers I'd read elsewhere - interesting.

I think where publications are **** up with the flu stats is this - flu deaths represent 2% of respiratory deaths per year.  The mortality rate isn't generally 2-3% (excluding the Spanish Flu).
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2020, 10:52:22 pm »
There's also another thing to consider - it's likely that the Novel Corona has infected far more people than have tested positive, and that the mortality rate is far lower. 

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2020, 10:57:57 pm »
There is so much conflicting information right now.  Masks work.  No they don't.  It's contagious without symptom.  Well, we're not sure. 

I'm personally pretty freaked out, especially given the high number of Chinese/Canadian residents in Vancouver. 
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2020, 06:38:44 am »
Some things pointed out to me:

Not just 'the flu', which includes colds but Influenza that has that fatality rate.

Also coronavirus seems to be impacting older men with a history of health problems.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2020, 11:29:04 am »
I'm not worried about myself at all.  I'm healthy and I practice good hygiene, but I do worry about my kids and parents who are elderly.

Not really at this point in time, but if things were to get worse.  There is a lot of travel between Vancouver and China, we could get hit badly if things continue to deteriorate.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2020, 12:23:14 pm »
So far most of our government's reactions have been reactive. I'm wondering how long it will take for them to become proactive and will they wait until it is too late.

The number of cases reported in China has already exceeded SARS.
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2020, 03:04:06 pm »
So far most of our government's reactions have been reactive. I'm wondering how long it will take for them to become proactive and will they wait until it is too late.

The number of cases reported in China has already exceeded SARS.

Proactive how?

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2020, 03:21:22 pm »
Proactive how?

Travel restrictions for starters, instead of just advisories. Airlines, including Air Canada are suspending flights to China.

Dealing with them when they get here doesn't seem like a very sensible approach if people can be contagious for several days before they show symptoms.
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2020, 03:28:24 pm »
The Wuhan novel coronavirus appears to be contagious before symptoms appear, as it is estimated to have an incubation period of 10 to 14 days, according to Ma Xiaowei, the director of China's National Health Commission.

That's a quote.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2020, 03:45:55 pm »
The government has finally chartered an aircraft to bring some people home. Better late than never I guess.
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2020, 11:35:46 pm »
A Hong Kong couple arrived January 25 in Italy to go on a cruise with 6,000 people... what could go wrong?

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/wuhan-coronavirus-spreads-6000-people-held-on-cruise-ship-in-italy/ar-BBZtWtV

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2020, 12:56:43 am »
The government has finally chartered an aircraft to bring some people home. Better late than never I guess.

You just finished saying that you donít want potential infections here....