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What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?

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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:00 AM
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The only thing that bothers me about this type thing, it is always far worse than they report to the public.

I take public transportation to work every day and all of the Asians wear hospital face-masks. The running joke is that if you want one to move out of the seat next to you, just have to start coughing and sniffling as if you have a cold. It's not really that funny but it does the trick!




posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Again, whether or not the pneumonia from secondary would be resistant would depend on the strains of bacteria causing the secondary. Most pneumonia responds to treatment.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Indeed, but if the pneumonia is bacterial, they are apt to try antibiotics.

And apparently Coronavirus can bring about bacterial pneumonia.

Obviously it will depend on whether or not antibiotics are viable depending on the strain of any secondary infection.



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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

This pneumonia, is apparently rather resistant.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: putnam6

originally posted by: Arnie123
Okay, so this IS concerning issue, enough so that we are getting several threads on it, plus media has been dabbing here and there with it.

Truth is, with the largest population centers in China, there is some seriousness funkyness incubating among those bodies.

I've been reading that this is easily transmitted through simply breathing on someone, NOT GOOD.

If this continues, perhaps manufacturing may be affected? The Virus could probably be boxed up by accident with the air, survive overseas to some poor sap opening his order and taking a deep breath of that initial chinese air locked away in those order bags, BOOM Coronovirus.

No sirs.


LOL that's ridiculous no way that it's that communicable as I look down at a box of samples for work that arrived from China. Maybe Ill get the intern to open these, LOL and where is my Germ X, Hibicleanse and Bleach
I'm sure you'll be fine, Patient Zer, err I mean, putnam6 😅
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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:20 AM
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This curent fish-flu is bad guys but watch out for these viruses that are coming out of the permafrost, a science team found 28 new never seen befer viruses a month ago with jus two core samples



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Too right mate and many of out great cities built on Chines especially the ports from even hundreds of years ago while at the same time where I'm from in the rural zones ofd Shropshire you really never saw any but I bet the Romans had some with them back in the day
They bought everyone here so its possible.

The bloke on Jeremy Vine did sound rather concerned by the possibilities but I guess the Pharma companis will find an answer.................... At a cost to the taxpayer



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

yea, this has me a tad bit worried... well, it got my attention once i learned yesterday that they found the first US case of this virus only 20 miles north of me in Everette, WA... but the guy who has the virus came back from china back on January 15th, but didnt feel sick until 1/19 and then went to the hospital, but he did fly into Seatac airport and was in Seattle, so who knows, maybe he spread the virus already in Greater Seattle area... fingers crossed this doesnt spread..



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:39 AM
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Now about 550 infected in China, killing 17


Almost doubled the deaths in 1 day ?


english.kyodonews.net...


This dont look good



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

You have an urgent private message, andy.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Its the link for some reason, DontTreadOnMe.

A few mins and i will replace it with one that working, it was to begin with by the way.

Edit: says my 4 hours is up, any chance you can be a Mod God and replace it with this one "https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/22/what-is-coronavirus-wuhan-china"?

Don't know why the BBC link stopped working, says "blocked".
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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

You had the title in the spot for the link.
I fixed to use the Guardian story.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Cheers DontTreadOnMe.


My Bad.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Since we have a person right up a hour or so from me in Seattle who's carrying this crap? I'll be taking a lot of Elderberry extract/syrup and wearing a face mask when I'm out and about. (Elderberry is supposedly a preventative to catching virus's).



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 11:25 AM
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Elderberry is good for prevention, just keep in mind that if you catch the Wuhan and it dont seem to go away normally, and start cause serious respitary/lung issues , it would probably be better to not take elderberry anymore since it may boost cytokines.

www.debbieschulte.com...

CBD Oil might be good for this Wuhan bug and Licorice .



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Really wonder why all flights to and from Wuhan haven't been cancelled already??

I mean keep it in one location, it's very unlikely to get out to other locations but nooo... business as usual.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 01:17 PM
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I'm a little skeptical of the doomsday slant for this one. Especially the Spanish flu comparison, there's a ton of crap to account for that isn't being accounted for to adequately adjust for a legit comparison between now and then -- such as malnutrition, sanitation (or lack thereof) hygiene (again, or lack thereof) immune system hardiness/weakness after exposure to common diseases of the era, etc.

They said the Ebola crap was going to be an unstoppable pandemic akin to the Spanish flu's virulence, too, that prediction fizzled spectacularly. Many differences exist between 1918 and now to account for not succumbing to disease as easily, and IMO, the key differences are sanitation and nutrition. What can hamper that and close the proverbial gap -- and again, just my opinion -- is pollution. The Chinese have been living in airborne filth (and environmental, WRT pollution) for decades -- that's not going to do a body good, and certainly won't help a sick body.
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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 01:25 PM
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Holy smokes!

Public #transportation such as bus, subway, ferry and long-distance bus in Wuhan will be temporarily closed since 10am Thursday. All flights and trains departed from #Wuhan will be temporarily cancelled to reduce risk of spread of the new virus, local govt says. #coronavirus


twitter.com...


twitter.com...


It`s 11 million city , they would not make decision like that if the situation would be still decent ? Drastic measures, which is of cource good, but it`s not just Wuhan anymore...



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 01:31 PM
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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Pandemics don't necessarily equate to a doomsday scenario.

Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics such as smallpox and tuberculosis.

The most devastating pandemic was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 100 million people in the 14th century and even that did not manage to significantly put a dent in our numbers, nor threaten our continued existence as a race.

It could even be argued that the radically disruption to society, at the social, political and religious levels helped pave the way to the renaissance.

Thing is given the infostructure we have in place and transportation hubs in operation this type of disease could get out of hand rather fast depending on how communicable it turns out to be.




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