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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Advantage
The earlier video I posted where they were talking about how death was handled during Spanish showed pictures from newspapers of stacks of full coffins just piling up because they literally could not bury them fast enough. Not only was the death toll too fast, but too many people were down sick.
I think the one gal said they commandeered seminary students to hand dig graves at one point because they were able bodied. That's how desperate they got. They didn't have the means to cremate.
originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
a reply to: pasiphae
"Disease Burden of Influenza" that is for the entire country estimated year over year. What I was curious about is the burden on the healthcare system if the US were to experience a sudden rise in one additional flu illness requiring hospitalization like China. Could we handle the extra load? I'm not sure.
For the graphs & charts link it's a dashboard of pages built on Microsoft Power BI. It may be your browser though I'm using Firefox. The charts are auto-generated as you click through the pages.
originally posted by: TritonTaranis
Ok is it just me, but the information more notably the videos coming out of Wuhan/China has significantly decreased, seems to be more centred around the outside China updates and videos
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: Advantage
WHO: No benefit for general public to wear mask amid nCoV scare
The powers that be are trying desperately to counter a mask shortage. Translation... "We need masks for people in smoking hot zones more than we presently do in areas that to date only have smoldering embers, so please don't try to buy masks unless you're at ground zero." These types of official statements are so easily deconstructed and transparent.
originally posted by: Bicent
What’s even more concerning about that cruise ship in Japan, the virus has been found in the feces of the infected. That ship if not treated with uttermost care can become a Trojan horse.
Because of the huge demand for their meat as a delicacy and their scales for use in traditional medicines, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked mammal in the world. That is why all the eight pangolin species are included in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
A total of 21 organ samples of lung, lymph and spleen from 11 dead Malayan pangolins that could not be rescued by the Guangdong Wildlife Rescue Center were used to reveal viral diversity of pangolins.
One or several members of the Coronaviridae families were identified in 2 out of the 11 individuals (individual 07 and 08). For several of these pangolin samples, larger contigs were produced, and the length ranged from 503 to 2330 bp. Though there was high species variety of Coronavirus detected, SARS-CoV was the most widely distributed (Table 3).
The Sendai virus was the most widely distributed pathogens in 11 dead Malayan pangolins, which was one of the potential causes of their death. The whole genome and individual gene phylogenies for Sendai virus sequences assembled in this study all showed that the Sendai virus from Malayan pangolin had the closest relationship with the strain isolated from humans, which strongly suggests the possibility that the Sendai virus is transmitted between pangolins and humans.
Besides the Sendai virus, Coronaviruses were also detected as potential pathogens of Malayan pangolins. The phylogeny of Coronavirus sequences assembled and strains from four Coronavirus genera demonstrated complex genetic relationships and high species diversity of the Coronavirus in Malayan pangolins.
Considering the outbreak of SARS which was transmitted by masked palm civet from the natural reservoir of bats, Malayan pangolins could be another host with the potential of transmitting the SARS coronavirus to humans. As a consequence, the viral metagenomic study of Malayan pangolin is meaningful both for the conservation of rare wild animals and public health.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: musicismagic
It is to a limited degree, but it doesn't pass that way easily like say the measles does.
If you get coughed on directly or sneezed on directly, you have something to worry about. If you are sharing close, confined quarters with someone who is coughing or sneezing, you have a worry, but generally speaking, it's not going to float through the air system of your office building very well.
Zhan Qingyuan, director of pneumonia prevention and treatment at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, said even people who have recovered may not be immune to the virus.
"For those patients who have been cured, there is a likelihood of a relapse," he said in a briefing on Friday. "The antibody will be generated; however, in certain individuals, the antibody cannot last that long."
Doctors and virologists don't yet know enough about the Wuhan coronavirus to say whether humans develop full immunity after they've contracted the illness. According to Zhan, doctors aren't sure that the antibodies patients develop are strong or long-lasting enough to keep them from contracting the disease again.
Viruses can also mutate quickly, so immunity to one strain doesn't guarantee immunity to another.