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Old 01-20-2020, 11:28 AM   #1
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Originated in Wuhan, China.
Scientist today confirm that it can transmit human to human.
First case in South Korea confirmed
SARS like symptoms

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Old 01-20-2020, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:33 AM   #3
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Originated in Wuhan, China.
Scientist today confirm that it can transmit human to human.
First case in South Korea confirmed
SARS like symptoms

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Nature's latest attempt. This isn't the one, but eventually it'll stick the landing on High/High on the risk matrix and then we're ####ed.
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Originated in Wuhan, China.
Scientist today confirm that it can transmit human to human.
First case in South Korea confirmed
SARS like symptoms

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you could have added a link about the disease, or the outbreak.
would help.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coron...uman-1.5433187


what is a coronavirus?
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/symptoms.html


What are public health officials saying in Canada?

  • The virus belongs in the same family of coronaviruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) told CBC News Sunday that "the overall risk of disease spread to Canada is considered low."
  • Canada has no direct flights from Wuhan, and the volume of travellers arriving indirectly from Wuhan is low, PHAC said.
  • PHAC said it will be "implementing additional measures" in the coming week, including warning signs at airports in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
  • U.S. officials have said they will begin screening travellers coming from Wuhan at three major airports ó New York City's JFK International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
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So will we get as crazy and scared of this like we did for SARS and then just it go away for some reason?
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:39 AM   #6
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If only China had some sort of wall to contain the infected...
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:42 AM   #7
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I’ve gotten this virus before in Mexico, it wasn’t really a big deal and was gone in like a day.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:42 AM   #8
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Corona beer is not going to like this, unless a refreshing lager is involved
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:43 AM   #9
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So will we get as crazy and scared of this like we did for SARS and then just it go away for some reason?
Almost 20% of SARS cases in Canada ended in death. So it's not like the reaction was outrageous, especially at early stages when they're not sure how infectious it is.
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Almost 20% of SARS cases in Canada ended in death. So it's not like the reaction was outrageous, especially at early stages when they're not sure how infectious it is.
Exactly, and I'm pretty sure the entire city of Toronto was wearing surgical masks at the height of SARS.
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Almost 20% of SARS cases in Canada ended in death. So it's not like the reaction was outrageous, especially at early stages when they're not sure how infectious it is.
That's a terrifying number. I believe untreated, the bubonic plague kills around 15%. So I take it SARS just wasn't that infectious?
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The South Park episode with SARS is one of the best ever. The cure is chicken noodle soup and Sprite! So good, haha.
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I'm a grim sod I know but really would it be so bad if 20% of humanity died off? I say this as someone old enough to be likely part of the 20%
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Almost 20% of SARS cases in Canada ended in death. So it's not like the reaction was outrageous, especially at early stages when they're not sure how infectious it is.
That number seems really high. A quick google search shows 44 people in Canada died. The Flu kills an average of 3500 a year in Canada.
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So will we get as crazy and scared of this like we did for SARS and then just it go away for some reason?
How is preparing and reducing the risk of spread of a deadly virus a bad thing? This opinion is no more acceptable than antivax.
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In Canada the first case of SARS was reported on Feb. 23 and the first 10 deaths were reported on Apr. 7. The case-fatality rate on that date was 38.5%; it fell to about 20% by the end of April and stabilized at about 17% in late June.

Finally, in Hong Kong case-fatality rates were very high (about 71%) early in the outbreak but later fell to about 17%.
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That number seems really high. A quick google search shows 44 people in Canada died. The Flu kills an average of 3500 a year in Canada.
44 deaths on how many cases? Because you need that number to determine death rate. Saying "the flu kills more" is so basic. It's a new virus, they don't know everything about it, they don't know it's transmission rate and it's killing a lot of the people it affects. The SARS reaction was fine.
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44 deaths on how many cases? Because you need that number to determine death rate. Saying "the flu kills more" is so basic. It's a new virus, they don't know everything about it, they don't know it's transmission rate and it's killing a lot of the people it affects. The SARS reaction was fine.
437 'probable' from one website I read.
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437 'probable' from one website I read.
https://www.who.int/csr/sars/country...2003_08_15.pdf

It was 251.
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Exactly, and I'm pretty sure the entire city of Toronto was wearing surgical masks at the height of SARS.
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