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originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: andy06shake
Just heard mcConnell advise senators that they have a special meeting tomorrow at 10:30am tomorrow regarding this virus. Guess we will find out eventually whether they will be doomsaying or alleviating worries about this virus in the US.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I'm not worried that the Texans will be devestated. Maybe they need a big BBQ party down there to protect them from the doom and gloom porn being fed to us. Maybe those on immune suppressent meds should not go to the BBQs though, I doubt if beer or booze kills a virus.
Also, maybe it isn't a good idea to invite the guy with that coronovirus to be cooking the ribs and steaks.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: BillyJoeeOzark
Yes, and during that same epidemic, people were being moved on a mass scale thanks to WWI in a way that rivals what we do today. In fact, many of our largest mass transit rail stations were built for the two World Wars to expedite troop movements, and it was along those routes the Spanish Flu moved and quite efficiently much like this will move with air travel.
Think a little.
This first began to be reported in the press, meaning it was a notable problem, in December - December 22. That means it was beginning to circulate before that. If it has an incubation between 3 and 14 days, then we're almost four weeks out from the first reports, not the first cases.
It's had a few infectious cycles since then, and it had a few before that. This would already be all over the world, not just starting to show up in other places. At the very least, there would be more university students showing signs,and they study all over the world.
That's why I believe it when they say it's not as infectious as common cold or measles. The magnitude of the problem would be larger and it would be less contained to China. As it is, it seems to take a bit more contact than just casual sneezing or coughing in a one-off, perhaps some repeated exposure.
But as it is, we don't really know. It's all still guess work. Even that doctor you love scaring us with can only say what he's allowed to.