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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2020, 01:21:35 am »
Is it possible to prevent a ship like that from making port? Like closing a port against them?
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« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2020, 09:36:48 am »
You just finished saying that you donít want potential infections here....
Will they be quarantined. If so, Iím good with it. If not, itís just another case of being reactive while other countries are being proactive.
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2020, 10:18:47 am »
Up to 500k people die every year of the flu, about a million die every year from malaria.  So far about 200 deaths in China from coronavirus.  It's just a bad flu strain that kills mostly elderly and people with health problems etc.  1st guy in Canada to get it just was released from hospital.

This is the dumbest scare ever.
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« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2020, 11:47:38 am »
I guess that is why China is trying to build hospitals in six days and many countries are quarantining evacuees from Wuhan, imposing travel restrictions and the WHO is calling this an international emergency. The US has just reported their first case of someone being infected who has never been to China. We also don't know things like how quickly this thing might be able to mutate.

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« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2020, 12:36:28 pm »
Up to 500k people die every year of the flu, about a million die every year from malaria.  So far about 200 deaths in China from coronavirus.  It's just a bad flu strain that kills mostly elderly and people with health problems etc.  1st guy in Canada to get it just was released from hospital.

This is the dumbest scare ever.

Over 10k infected and over 200 dead, and that's just in over a week. No, nothing to worry about there eh?! And oh by the way, last I heard malaria is not an infectious disease. Now what were you saying was dumb?
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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2020, 12:54:15 pm »
Over 10k infected and over 200 dead, and that's just in over a week. No, nothing to worry about there eh?! And oh by the way, last I heard malaria is not an infectious disease. Now what were you saying was dumb?

It's been around for 2 months not a week.  10k infected and 200 dead isn't a fatality rate i'm that worried about....yet

I'm not saying we shouldn't take precautions but this isn't the bubonic plague.  SARS had a way higher fatality rate.  8000 cases, 774 deaths.

Maybe you old retired dudes have something to worry about lol.

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And oh by the way, last I heard malaria is not an infectious disease.

Yes it is.
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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2020, 01:05:46 pm »
It's been around for 2 months not a week.  10k infected and 200 dead isn't a fatality rate i'm that worried about....yet

I'm not saying we shouldn't take precautions but this isn't the bubonic plague.  SARS had a way higher fatality rate.  8000 cases, 774 deaths.

Maybe you old retired dudes have something to worry about lol.

Yes it is.

No, it isn't.

You'll notice the graph displayed herein is from Jan 21-29. That's a little over a week isn't it?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2020, 01:48:20 pm »
It's been around for 2 months not a week.  10k infected and 200 dead isn't a fatality rate i'm that worried about....yet

I'm not saying we shouldn't take precautions but this isn't the bubonic plague.  SARS had a way higher fatality rate.  8000 cases, 774 deaths.

Maybe you old retired dudes have something to worry about lol.

Yes it is.

You canít catch malaria from another human. It is transmitted by certain species of mosquito.
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« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2020, 01:56:16 pm »
And oh by the way, last I heard malaria is not an infectious disease. Now what were you saying was dumb?

"Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria

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You'll notice the graph displayed herein is from Jan 21-29. That's a little over a week isn't it?

"A new coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV,[3] was identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, after people developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were not effective"

""Date:  1 December 2019Ėongoing (1 month, 4 weeks and 2 days)"
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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2020, 01:59:08 pm »
You canít catch malaria from another human. It is transmitted by certain species of mosquito.

Yes, the anopheles mosquito. I speak from experience.

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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2020, 02:00:58 pm »
"Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria

"A new coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV,[3] was identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, after people developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were not effective"

""Date:  1 December 2019Ėongoing (1 month, 4 weeks and 2 days)"

What is it that you donít understand about ď mosquito borneĒ Humans can not catch it from each other, it must be transferred by mosquito bite.
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« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2020, 02:07:04 pm »
Malaria can only be transferred by the females of certain species of mosquito which are not native to Canada, although global warming may change that.

My father spent two years in Southeast Asia during WW2 and one of the things he got was malaria. In the fifties he had a relapse which nearly killed him. He was never isolated when he was recovering in hospital.
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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2020, 02:12:54 pm »
"Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria

"A new coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV,[3] was identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, after people developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing vaccines or treatments were not effective"

""Date:  1 December 2019Ėongoing (1 month, 4 weeks and 2 days)"

Affects humans of course. Not transmitted by humans.

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« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2020, 02:32:19 pm »
Malaria can only be transferred by the females of certain species of mosquito which are not native to Canada, although global warming may change that.

My father spent two years in Southeast Asia during WW2 and one of the things he got was malaria. In the fifties he had a relapse which nearly killed him. He was never isolated when he was recovering in hospital.

I contracted p-falciparum years ago on Bioko Island off the west coast of Africa. That type is the deadliest form of malaria. I was treated there and felt good by the time I was headed home. Three days back in Canada and I had a relapse. The treatment here did the job and  I was never isolated in either country since the medical profession is well aware that malaria is not communicable between humans. I did have a lot of pin holes in my left arm from blood samples monitoring the progress of the treatment.