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originally posted by: AaarghZombies
a reply to: Alien Abduct
BS: China does not have the capacity to diagnose 1.5 million people. Off the bat false statement.
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
So because they don't live there lives in a predominantly Christian manner they are somehow more susceptible than the rest of us?
originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: Alien Abduct
You still are either missing or misrepresenting an important facts here.
Mortality rates and locations of the outbreaks
SARS in 2002 broke out in a farming community in the Guandong province in China. It was not in a particularly densely populated place. THE Morality rate of SARS ended up being about 9.6% (774 deaths from 8096 cases),
Then in 2012 we have MERS again it hit a relatively low population area, but had a morality rate of 34.4% (858 dead from 2495 cases).
So I use those two examples, because they are also coronaviruses. Covid-19 has hit in a densely populated city, in the most populace nation on the planet. Using the Jhons Hopkins CSSE dash board I see that as I type this there have been 60 368 cases resulting in 1370 deaths. THat gives a 2.3% mortality rate (with rounding) so far. MOST of those cases appear to be in Hubei province (48206 with 1310 deaths (thats a 2.7% mortality rate)). This virus does not have the same mortality rate as the closely related SARS and MERS ones, it happens to have hit a city of 11 million humans. I say again if ebola hit a densly popluated African city, rather than villiages it would be much worse, the average mortality rate (because different outbreaks have had different ones) is 40.4%, lets not even go to the Marberg virus (80% mortality) or Nipah (77.6%)
Where did I get these numbers? The CDC and WHO.
So yeah I call it fearmongering and or over reaction. Your facts are being misrepresented neighbour.
Tell you one thing, organized religious practice has killed more people than Choronovirus ever will, that's given, and perfectly illustrated time after time throughout recorded history.