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Offline 54

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COVID-19 - World on Lockdown
« on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 09:23:59 AM »
Think this is worthy of its own thread at this point.

14000 new cases yesterday, with 242 deaths :(
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:24:12 AM by 54 »

Offline BlueStar

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 09:31:48 AM »
Now renamed Covid-19, which might stop people confusing it with flu.  MWC has just been cancelled.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51474116

Offline loki679

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 09:53:55 AM »
The surge in new cases was due to them changing the way they're classifying it.  Previously they would only confirm a case after lab tests, now they're confirming clinical diagnoses.

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Offline Shadow Puppets

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 10:14:31 AM »
Without meaning to sound simplistic, isn't the sudden surge in reported new cases actually in a way, a good thing? It means that the death percentage rate is a bit lower? Not to mention probably thousands and thousands of people with very mild symptoms that never get diagnosed.

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 10:23:08 AM »
Heinz Beans are a best seller on Amazon.

Stock up elsewhere quick.

Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 10:54:15 AM »
Just a matter of time before it takes ahold here too. Am most worried for my parents, who are elderly.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 10:58:37 AM »
Just a matter of time before it takes a hold here too.

It's absolutely not.

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:03:49 AM »
Just a matter of time before it takes ahold here too. Am most worried for my parents, who are elderly.

Wrong.

Offline Jimburst

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:19:41 AM »
It will almost certainly get worse than it is currently. 'Health Bosses' said yesterday they expected it to continue until summer...
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Offline neesy111

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:21:24 AM »
Yes it will get worse, but saying it'll take a hold is absolutely ridiculous.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:30:15 AM »
Yes it will get worse, but saying it'll take a hold is absolutely ridiculous.

Why is it?
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:31:56 AM »
It's already here. Statistically 40% of the forum have it.

Offline Papavasiliou

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:34:37 AM »
At what point would airlines stop flights to China?

Thinking completely selfishly, I've got flights booked in April with stopovers in Beijing and Chengdu and I'm getting increasingly paranoid that they're gonna get cancelled at the last minute.

Not that arsed about the virus itself as I'll not be leaving the airports and I'm sure anyone going near there with a slightly elevated temperature will be bundled into a box and driven away well before they get near me.

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
At what point would airlines stop flights to China?

Thinking completely selfishly, I've got flights booked in April with stopovers in Beijing and Chengdu and I'm getting increasingly paranoid that they're gonna get cancelled at the last minute.




Some airlines already have.

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:43:06 AM »
Hope you weren't planning on going for the F1 race cause they've canceled that.

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:45:31 AM »
At what point would airlines stop flights to China?

Thinking completely selfishly, I've got flights booked in April with stopovers in Beijing and Chengdu and I'm getting increasingly paranoid that they're gonna get cancelled at the last minute.

Not that arsed about the virus itself as I'll not be leaving the airports and I'm sure anyone going near there with a slightly elevated temperature will be bundled into a box and driven away well before they get near me.


You got holiday insurance?
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:47:49 AM »
At what point would airlines stop flights to China?

Thinking completely selfishly, I've got flights booked in April with stopovers in Beijing and Chengdu and I'm getting increasingly paranoid that they're gonna get cancelled at the last minute.

Not that arsed about the virus itself as I'll not be leaving the airports and I'm sure anyone going near there with a slightly elevated temperature will be bundled into a box and driven away well before they get near me.


You got holiday insurance?

Aye. Dived on it as soon as all this s*** started kicking off

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 12:17:09 PM »
:thup: Hopefully you'll be able to book another route if it comes to it.
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« Reply #18 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 03:41:19 PM »
Is this one of those things that's dangerous primarily due to the public heath consequences--massive contagion rates, overburdened health systems, etc.--as opposed to any particularly crazy danger at the isolated, individual level (putting aside adequate access to healthcare, etc.)? Maybe a bit of both? But we're not talking like Ebola-type likelihood of death at the individual level, right? (Not that it really matters, I guess--people are dying, and that's bad).

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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 03:43:20 PM »
You're asking if rich white folk can die from it, right?

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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 03:51:48 PM »
Is this one of those things that's dangerous primarily due to the public heath consequences--massive contagion rates, overburdened health systems, etc.--as opposed to any particularly crazy danger at the isolated, individual level (putting aside adequate access to healthcare, etc.)? Maybe a bit of both? But we're not talking like Ebola-type likelihood of death at the individual level, right? (Not that it really matters, I guess--people are dying, and that's bad).

It's possible.  The mortality rate in Hubei has so far been higher than everywhere else but that's the epicentre and their health system has been absolutely slammed.  Coping with an influx of thousands of pneumonia patients would stress any local health system in the world.

Down here in Guangdong we've had about 1200 cases and only 2 deaths so far (in a province of 120 million people).  Strangely enough that cruise ship that's stuck in Japan might turn out to be a fair indicator as it's a closed system and a high number of infections although the people on board do skew towards the older age range.

They've had some good results with some antiviral drugs from what i've read and trials are ongoing so hopefully they can get it smothered before it spreads much further.
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« Reply #21 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 03:52:23 PM »
You're asking if rich white folk can die from it, right?

Was I not clear about that? :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 05:34:11 PM »
Thought I read somewhere last week that the South Koreans had developed an inoculation.  Not sure how long it takes to test, mass produce and deliver.

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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 08:06:15 PM »
Thought I read somewhere last week that the South Koreans had developed an inoculation.  Not sure how long it takes to test, mass produce and deliver.

Apparently its based on drugs they currently use to treat AIDS
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 08:14:17 PM »
You're asking if rich white folk can die from it, right?

Was I not clear about that? :lol:

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