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Offline MH

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Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:26:42 am »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/china-coronavirus-wuhan-public-health-1.5438737?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Is this going to be bad ?  What will the impacts be?

And how will these events interact with social media disinformation?
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Offline MH

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 08:56:31 am »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/coronavirus-victims-wuhan.html

Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Previous Health Issues

This makes me quite happy, for Easy & Joan but maybe not me.  Except I am in 'good health' (for my age)

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 01:04:52 pm »
In 2018/19 the "flue" killed between 3 and 5 percent of the worlds population, or between 225 and 375 million today.

That was before air travel.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 02:21:54 pm »
About 800 people died from SARS worldwide, dozens in Canada back around 2003.  Many hundreds of people get shot and die everyyear in Canada.  So I'm not really worried since the odds are good.  Especially since global health protocols and containment are leaps and bounds better since SARS

It's a good media story though.  It is scary, "OMG global pandemic!", but when you look at the #'s it's not a threat.

So far I have survived:

SARS
H1N1
Ebola
West nile virus
HIV
Misc. bird flu
mad cow disease
ozone holes
asteroids
solar flares
acid raid
African killer bees
ticks
Y2K
Mayan calendar armegeddon
Nostradamus armegeddon
lead paint
DDT and various pesticides
BP in my plastic
parabens in my lotions
sulfites
nitrates
misc. food preservatives
gluten
global cooling
global warming
Quebec separation
Alberta separation
the Cold War
Communism
North Korea
Thermonuclear annihilation
al Qaeda
ISIS
Donald Trump
your mom
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2020, 02:35:57 pm »
No, you haven't survived global warming, (still ongoing) Alberta separation, (hasn't/won't likely happen), ISIS, (on the rise especially since Trump pulled troops from the area) and Trump, (still in the WH incase you hadn't noticed.)

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2020, 02:40:01 pm »
I do think gluten has ever been a concern to anyone who wasn't celiac. But it's a legitimate,  potentially fatal concern to those who are.

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2020, 02:54:41 pm »
I do think gluten has ever been a concern to anyone who wasn't celiac. But it's a legitimate,  potentially fatal concern to those who are.

Not a day goes by I don't eat gluten. Usually at b'fast for starters. I have survived so far.

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2020, 05:11:05 pm »
Not a day goes by I don't eat gluten. Usually at b'fast for starters. I have survived so far.
Me too. I eat Winnipeg rye bread every day. But a celiac friend of mine was almost on his deathbed before he was diagnosed.

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2020, 05:19:10 pm »
Me too. I eat Winnipeg rye bread every day. But a celiac friend of mine was almost on his deathbed before he was diagnosed.

Yes I have a friend who suffered similarly and he developed the allergy all of a sudden in middle age.

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 06:54:38 pm »
We make our own 100% whole wheat and sometimes rye or other specialty bread. Hardly ever buy store bought.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 06:55:21 pm »
First Canadian case confirmed in Toronto.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 07:23:08 pm »
Some posted this thing about the flu killing 10% of infected patients.

So... Given that people constantly have the flu, call in sick with the flu, and yet I have NEVER heard of someone who I know dying from it...

How is it possible??

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2020, 08:18:17 pm »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak?fbclid=IwAR0HsihzS_6tF1ODNNqj_ebb42SI4SVXSa2ZMz7saDvOVydOJx42G6L1r78

Wikipedia is on it.  If you see false information, tear a f***ing strip off the poster and tell them to stop being part of the problem.

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2020, 09:00:22 pm »
Some posted this thing about the flu killing 10% of infected patients.

So... Given that people constantly have the flu, call in sick with the flu, and yet I have NEVER heard of someone who I know dying from it...

How is it possible??

People call in with the flu but all they have is a cold. Most don't know the difference.
CDC says influenza kills between 12 and 60 thousand annually, mostly from pneumonia.
Children under 5, adults over 65  and people with other medical issues make up most of the fatalities.
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 05:51:00 pm »
I believe that flu kills 4-5% of those infected.  So far, Novel Corona has a 3% mortality rate.
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