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« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2020, 06:03:38 pm »
When everyone on that ship dies, you might change my mind and convince me that this is something to worry about.

If this virus is that communicable, itís not out of the question that millions could become infected if we just ignore it. If 10% of the global population gets it and there is a 1% fatality rate, that adds up to 7.5 million deaths.
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« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2020, 07:08:02 pm »
If this virus is that communicable, itís not out of the question that millions could become infected if we just ignore it. If 10% of the global population gets it and there is a 1% fatality rate, that adds up to 7.5 million deaths.

Iím not saying to ignore it - Iím saying personal panic over it for most people isnít a good use of time. 

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« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2020, 07:49:42 pm »
Iím not saying to ignore it - Iím saying personal panic over it for most people isnít a good use of time.

Panic is never productive.
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« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2020, 08:41:52 pm »
The doctor who sounded the warning on this virus and was accused of spreading lies just died from it. He was 34 years old.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chinese-doctor-sounded-alarm-coronavirus-dies-1.5454863
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« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2020, 05:16:53 am »
The doctor who sounded the warning on this virus and was accused of spreading lies just died from it. He was 34 years old.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chinese-doctor-sounded-alarm-coronavirus-dies-1.5454863

And we know nothing about his medical status otherwise.

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« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2020, 09:20:12 am »
And we know nothing about his medical status otherwise.
During the 1918 pandemic 1/3 of the earths population became infected. Assuming modern medicine could keep the mortality rate to 1%, that would still mean 25 million deaths world wide. But of course as soon as the disease spreads to countries without access to good medical services and were people are already suffering from poor living conditions and diet, their mortality rate will be much higher. Also, when your front line health care workers start becoming infected, even good health care systems can start to buckle.

Limiting itís spread is crucial.
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« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2020, 04:57:25 am »
Outside of China, there have been 319 confirmed cases and 1 death.  Do the math.

Again - the world response has been great at stopping this virus.  For most of us though, it should be treated as a non event.

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« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2020, 09:05:23 am »
Outside of China, there have been 319 confirmed cases and 1 death.  Do the math.

Again - the world response has been great at stopping this virus.  For most of us though, it should be treated as a non event.

Unless you are stuck on a cruise ship. The math is far from done with this virus.
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« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2020, 12:47:18 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

hey add coronavirus to the list!
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« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2020, 12:57:35 pm »
Unless you are stuck on a cruise ship. The math is far from done with this virus.

Corona has recently topped SARS as to the # of deaths and is running a death rate slightly over 2% death rate which is much higher than the flu's ~.1%. I hear now alos that Italy has just reported two deaths. I don't think it's time to let the guard down anytime soon.

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« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2020, 12:23:20 pm »
Dow down over 1000 points right now on virus fears.
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« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2020, 02:27:48 pm »
Iran is now officially reporting a dozen deaths from Corona virus, however a report I just listened to on BBC by reporter with feet on the ground there says it's actually more like fifty or higher. Hard to imagine the Iranian government actually lying about anything, it could actually add to the panic.

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« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2020, 03:10:14 pm »
I'm saving up my sheckles to be ready to go all in on whichever company comes up with a Corona vaccine.

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« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2020, 11:21:27 pm »
I've never seen the media pump so much fear into people unnecessarily.  What some companies do for web hits is disgusting.  Even the CBC is doing it and sticking things like this on the front page:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/coronavirus-panic-canada-1.5473606

Like seriously?  Trying to scare people into buying food and supplies?
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« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2020, 11:32:18 pm »
I've never seen the media pump so much fear into people unnecessarily.  What some companies do for web hits is disgusting.  Even the CBC is doing it and sticking things like this on the front page:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/coronavirus-panic-canada-1.5473606

Like seriously?  Trying to scare people into buying food and supplies?

The media is simply reporting the wave of fear that has been born from the spread of this virus, they are not creating it as you seem to suggest. Once again you missed the point.