New Wuhan coronavirus around.....

by mikeflood 27 Replies latest social current

  • Acluetofindtheuser

    Here is a real time map of the Coronavirus spread worldwide.

    The current stats for the virus per that website.

    Total confirmed cases: 1438

    Total confirmed deaths: 42

    Total recovered: 39

  • fulltimestudent

    Went to the Chinese Spring Festival (China doesn't use the term Chinese New Year anymore) in Sydney last night, Many, but not all, Chinese and other Asians there wore masks, as did some Aussies of European descent, buts the majority were not wearing masks, It was unexpectedly crowded - maybe half/half Asians/Aussies of European descent - so I soon escaped to the ( bit) less crowded Darling Harbour Precinct. So was there a chance of coming into contact with someone already infected with this new coronavirus? Yeah, possibly! If I get it, will I die? I could, its a very serious infection, that quickly induces infected lungs (pneumonia).

    Funny thing, unusual for me I developed what the Dr said was influenza around the end of December. The Dr blamed the bushfire smoke then covering Sydney for my symptons. I survived that 'flu despite it being a common cause of death in the elderly, so maybe I could survive this new coronavirus.

    Here's a couple of experts discussing it:

    1. A Dr. Bill Schaffner, (on a Bloombewrg News video) who claims some expertise in coronavirus stsudies:

    2, And closer to groundzero, Dr. Gabriel Leung, Of the School of Medicine at Hongkong University, suggests the precautions you could take (if neccessary), this video from CGTN (China Global News Video)

    Leung is considered a leading world expert, read more about him at his biography page:,-gabriel-m

  • Acluetofindtheuser

    A few hours later.

    Total confirmed cases: 2,019

    Total deaths: 56

    Total recovered: 49

  • Diogenesister

    Full time student Wow Gabriel Leung 480 scholarly works with an h- index of 61!!

    His work defined the epidemiology of SARS and influenza A. Top guy on the case eh?

  • mikeflood
    mikeflood's almost like 80,000 coronavirus infected people now. Most worrisome the situation in Iran...they are like with no resources to contain it.

    After that, other facts, some people are super spreaders, authorities saying that maybe the quarantine should be 29 days instead of 14, somebody got reinfected, heces and urine could help the transmission, others could be transmitting it without symptoms.

    How you guys think the situation could evolve here in the US?

  • RubaDub

    Until someone figures out how this thing spreads it will get uglier and uglier.

    Rub a Dub

  • cobweb

    It does seem to be ramping up as it takes hold in new places. Iran looks like its going to get hit badly. Level 2 travel advisory warnings from the CDC for South Korea and Japan now. Elderly and those with medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.

  • smiddy3

    When they said that a religious sect in South Korea was responsible for an outbreak their my first thought was the JW`s as they would be just as arrogant enough to defy a ban on meeting together .

    However it was not the JW` at fault here.but some other crazy sect.

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