The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

Johnny b

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I'd like to keep this thread as a chronicle of events and projections, how to address avoidance and how to react if infected.......not a 'scare' or 'hopeless' scenario.

Coronavirus is spreading.

Some current events:

US prepares for possible coronavirus pandemic, WHO officials say Iran outbreak 'worrisome'
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/coronavirus-latest-updates-outbreak.html




I usually shop in the early morning hours during the flu season to avoid crowds.
I am up to date on my flu and pneumonia shots, while they don't address coronavirus, I suspect it helps in avoiding complications with them.


( you all stay well )

Edited by Adminstrator Cookiegal with approval from the thread starter to include a link to the Johns Hopkins University's interractive map which is constantly updated to show the current statistics around the world:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Second edit to add link exclusive to the U.S.:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
 
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I am trying not to catch this new coronavirus a bit more seriously than I have done with some earlier ones. The reason being my age of 85. As I don't believe in an afterlife, I'm hanging on to the one I've got.
 
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Some info from The Guardian

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...ptoms-wuhan-china-how-does-it-spread-covid-19

This stands out:

We don’t yet know how dangerous the new coronavirus is, and we won’t know until more data comes in. The mortality rate is around 2% in the epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, and less than that elsewhere. For comparison, seasonal flu typically has a mortality rate below 1% and is thought to cause about 400,000 deaths each year globally. Sars had a death rate of more than 10%.



Should we panic?

No. The spread of the virus outside China is worrying but not an unexpected development. The WHO has declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. The key issues are how transmissible this new coronavirus is between people, and what proportion become severely ill and end up in hospital. Often viruses that spread easily tend to have a milder impact. Generally, the coronavirus appears to be hitting older people hardest, with few cases in children.
 

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Just a caution.

I've noticed politically biased commentary being published.
Best to take advice and information that is derived from experts in the fields of medicine and communicable diseases rather than posers.
 

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The stock market appears in a panic.

The DOW 30 is currently down more than 1,000 points.
 

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I've noticed there's a lot of scaremongering going on
I agree, there are some folks around here that won't even go a local Chinese restaurant even though the folks that run them are born American of oriental decent, haven't traveled at all because they work too hard to have time off.

It's kind of silly, unless you travel or live near a major travel city, or otherwise at risk from what is known so far.
It doesn't hurt to be cautious, but IMHO a good portion of the US population would be more in danger of the seasonal flu rather than coronavirus.
 

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Some statistics/info so far. Known, tentative and unknown

Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hea...ronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mortality Rate
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/


Coronavirus fatality rates vary wildly depending on age, gender and medical history — some patients fare much worse than others
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/c...tients-fare-much-worse-than-others-2020-02-26
 

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I suggest Drew Pinsky be recognized for what he is, a self promotion artist.
Look to recognized health organizations for information.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ve-speculation-about-hillary-clintons-health/

He even has attacked Trump.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2862461/...ld-trump-and-his-supporters-are-mentally-ill/
:LOL:

And there is this:
Dr. Drew talks potential congressional run against Schiff — but only if he has to
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-kn...ssional-run-against-schiff-but-only-if-he-has

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And there is this: Pinsky's being promoted by Rush Limbaugh
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/02/28/dr-drew-pinsky-debunks-the-fake-coronavirus-news/
Pinsky:
We used to point at the way Indiana responded to the opiate and the HIV epidemic as the model for the country. I don’t know what they’re talking about. The only reason I felt comfortable with Pence as Vice President was I was aware of his track record in Indiana in handling these serious problems, and they handled them better than most states did, almost any other state. So, I don’t know what the hell people are talking about. That is fake news.
Consider:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politi...n-hiv-outbreak-means-for-his-coronavirus-role
Five years later, Indiana’s public health funding ranks 49th out of all 50 U.S. states for public health funding per capita, according to the Trust for America’s Health. ( edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_for_America's_Health )
Consider Pinsky as Fake News.


imo, he's looking like an attention whore with political ambitions.


Of course Trump wants all quite on the economic front.
With a market in decline, those with large debt loads have a lot to lose.


Of course, the Press needs to be accurate.
Of course the experts need to take the situation seriously.
But for Dr D to emotionally cry out 'Shut up' seems an argument for politically motivated ignorance.
 
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Please, keep this thread oriented to the issue of a health problem, not the rants of self promoters like Pinsky or Mike Adams the Health Ranger.
 

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It is health oriented. You can't dispute the fact more people die from the flu than COVID19. This is acknowledged fact. Where is the yearly hysteria around the tens of thousands that die from the flu? He has gone on record to say in the video I posted is you don't have to listen to him. Listen to Anthony Fauci. I'd sooner believe him than many of the mass shills that are looking for click bait or to drum up viewer ship. He has better established credentials than many of the alarmists.
 

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It is health oriented. You can't dispute the fact more people die from the flu than COVID19. This is acknowledged fact. Where is the yearly hysteria around the tens of thousands that die from the flu? He has gone on record to say in the video I posted is you don't have to listen to him. Listen to Anthony Fauci. I'd sooner believe him than many of the mass shills that are looking for click bait or to drum up viewer ship. He has better established credentials than many of the alarmists.
How about posting links to credible sources that define the issues rather than politically motivated provocateurs?
You seem to argue in that vein, so why post the scare tactic of Pinsky?
 

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