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originally posted by: watchitburn
Media fear mongering.
10,000 people died from the flu so far this season.
But let's all worry about this latest nonsense.
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: watchitburn
Out of 100,000 people with the flu only about 14 die in the US, so far coronovirus has killed over 250 people and only about 12,000 people infected, So yeah it is a big deal.
originally posted by: deviant300
I was speaking about this virus today with some friends and we all came to the conclusion that this "might" get much worse in the next few weeks and some thing just does not seem to add up. Some worrying factors that even though the flu kills many more thousands a year this virus seems to have had such a accelerated response within the last few week.
*Locking down numerous large cities and preventing those coming in and out of them with strict travel restrictions.
*Building two huge hospital in record time to support the medical demands as the virus spreads.
*Barricading the infected in their homes because medical resources and demand are so exhausted.
*Recent reports of armed military/police patrolling streets some unconfirmed reports of those infected breaking out of their homes being shot.
*Counties rushing to EVAC their nationals out infection zones.
I could go on.
While the threat in China seems very worrying I don't like playing this down as some innocent virus just like the flu that will pass we are pretty much in the unknown right now. There are things we don't know yet and like those on here I wish this would simply pass and be forgotten. For the moment I'm alert o and I'm prepared for the WCS and if such eventuality does occur such as a spike in infections.