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February 4th, 2020 at 10:15:53 AM permalink
Wizard
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I'm surprised there isn't a thread for this yet. Some people I speak to feel this could be a major pandemic and are stocking up on six months worth of food and water. Just this morning I learned Macau will be closing all hotels for two weeks. I know the death count is not that high so far, but the numbers of that and infections seems to be rising exponentially.

Personally, I'm not an epidemiologist so don't have much to contribute to the discussion. I am very interested in SOOPOO's opinion.

The question for the poll is what do you think the fatality count will be by the end of 2020?
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February 4th, 2020 at 10:30:33 AM permalink
gamerfreak
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IMO the media coverage of this is overblown sensationalism.

Around 61,000 people die annually from the seasonal flu. Iím not saying WHO/doctors/etc shouldn't take it seriously and try to contain it, but I donít think itís going to turn into a worldwide pandemic with millions of deaths.
February 4th, 2020 at 10:40:05 AM permalink
fleaswatter
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There is a petition to change the name of the disease to "Kung Flu".
February 4th, 2020 at 10:41:17 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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In three months you will have forgotten all about it.
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February 4th, 2020 at 10:45:52 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: AZDuffman
In three months you will have forgotten all about it.


Because we'll all have died?
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February 4th, 2020 at 11:13:33 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: gamerfreak
IMO the media coverage of this is overblown sensationalism.

Around 61,000 people die annually from the seasonal flu. Iím not saying WHO/doctors/etc shouldn't take it seriously and try to contain it, but I donít think itís going to turn into a worldwide pandemic with millions of deaths.


But potentially, if you can knock these things out early, you won't have to deal with it at all, or only on a very small scale. Unfortunately this one really spread before that was possible. You can thank the Chinese.

That is why all of new ones are important, to get on to them as soon as possible to prevent what is already happening. Raise the alert as high as possible if you can get them early that way.
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February 4th, 2020 at 11:34:07 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Here is a live interactive map
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
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February 4th, 2020 at 11:56:52 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Dalex64


I think you should panic, get a years
worth of food and live in your
basement till the all clear sounds.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 4th, 2020 at 12:00:08 PM permalink
DRich
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I would enjoy seeing a pandemic. I have never lived through one and I think it would be very interesting. I am rooting for the Corona virus, but hopefully less than 10% of the world population will die from it.
February 4th, 2020 at 12:21:39 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Evenbob
I think you should panic, get a years
worth of food and live in your
basement till the all clear sounds.


Arenít you the guy with a bunker and a years worth of Spaghetti-Os?
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