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Old 3 February 2020, 03:17 PM   #91
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This is from the New York Times this morning. It didn’t get a lot of traction, for well, you know why. It’s all very real.

Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts.

“It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

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After reading that NYT article I was surprised they think the most vulnerable target is Africa. But when they said over 1 million expat Chinese work there in mining, drilling and engineering, it made sense.


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Old 3 February 2020, 05:07 PM   #93
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I am concerned about India. Almost the population of China, with only 1/3 of the land and poorer infrastructure and public health facilities.

Even though 70% of population is rural, the others are crammed together with insufficient support. Seems like a nightmare in the waiting.
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I am concerned about India. Almost the population of China, with only 1/3 of the land and poorer infrastructure and public health facilities.

Even though 70% of population is rural, the others are crammed together with insufficient support. Seems like a nightmare in the waiting.
I am too and their provinces donít really talk with the central govt the same way.
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Am I the only one not worried??
Have to agree although this Coronavirus is a serous problem lets get things into perspective.Around 291,000 to as many as 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each and every year.
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Or be old, or be very young, or have a house mate who caught the virus, or be immunocompromised, or have heart disease, or have lung disease.
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Have to agree although this Coronavirus is a serous problem lets get things into perspective.Around 291,000 to as many as 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each and every year.
Personally, what's worrying me is the fact that seasonal flu has a mortality rate of around 0.1%. Right now Wuhan virus' mortality rate is around 2-3%. That difference, together with it spreading like wildfire, is huge.
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I am concerned about India. Almost the population of China, with only 1/3 of the land and poorer infrastructure and public health facilities.

Even though 70% of population is rural, the others are crammed together with insufficient support. Seems like a nightmare in the waiting.
I agree with this. I left China three days ago as my company required me to leave. I am now in Bangalore, India as I have responsibility for our business here as well. There was almost no screening at the airport when I arrived. However, the Indian government banned the export of surgical masks on January 30. So they are anticipating the need.
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Too many unknowns. What is true mortality rate? Infection rate? Reinfection rate?

A lot of figures floating out there right now. But I suspect that no one really knows yet.
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I am concerned about India. Almost the population of China, with only 1/3 of the land and poorer infrastructure and public health facilities.

Even though 70% of population is rural, the others are crammed together with insufficient support. Seems like a nightmare in the waiting.
I think these are the biggest concerns; poor countries with a high population density. India would be a true disaster. One positive though is that this virus does best in cold dry climates. Also important to note is a pandemic is classified as 2 continents or more. It doesnít necessarily mean the EU, United States, or other countries with ample resources to contain and treat with modern medicine will be be affected In those ranges. What is clear though and this is the biggest concern is pure economics. This situation could easily throw the world back into a 2008 financial crisis or worse and thatís what should be worrying everyone. My hope is this just burns itself out but the damage to economies will just take time and patience to recover fully.
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This situation could easily throw the world back into a 2008 financial crisis or worse and thatís what should be worrying everyone.
The factory of the world has been brought offline. It's really unprecedented. Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, all empty streets, even after the Chinese holidays. We're running on fumes here.
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The Chinese government will never release the actual figures and this is understandable from an economic and public order point of view. It is therefore necessary to multiply all the official Chinese data .. this multiple remains unknown ... maybe 10? or 15?
This crisis is for me also unprecedented and it follows the trajectory of a great pandemic that we could have on a simulator with an imminent slowdown before an exponential rise.
We must salute China's efforts and honor it by avoid panicking, but we must also point the finger at the amateurism of our US/EU governments
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Have to agree although this Coronavirus is a serous problem lets get things into perspective.Around 291,000 to as many as 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each and every year.
Some people love to panic

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Still need to consider the mortality rate is 2-3x influenza. So if the same amount of people contract this, the mortality numbers will swell beyond influenza fatalities. Most of these would likely be in China and lesser developed countries.

Still too early to determine if there is panic or not. This thing needs to peak out before that assessment can accurately be made.
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Really? The Chinese Government loves to panic?
Check the chart, look at the facts. IMHO China is playing catch up and is far more embarrassed than scared.
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We canít compare this to the flu anymore. Mortality rate is more than 3X and itís more contagious. Wuhan Coronavirus can now spread three different ways, air, fecal and surface (up to 5 days.) All qualified.
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Working for a company with a main office in China, some of the corporate comms make it sound pretty serious, even if the gov over there is suppressing what comes out
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We canít compare this to the flu anymore. Mortality rate is more than 3X and itís more contagious. Wuhan Coronavirus can now spread three different ways, air, fecal and surface (up to 5 days.) All qualified.

The Novel Coronavirus will likely transmit as many viral pathogens do - using a host cell from every possible source.

Iíd like to mention that the increasing rate of cases is accelerating much faster than the rate of deaths.

We will see the lethality shrink as we get control over the mortality despite sharp increases in cases.

Canít really rely on only 17,000 cases as a denominator to yield a forward-looking mortality rate. Note that the other comparable outbreaks have millions of cases over a years time

When we have a yearís worth of Novel CV data I believe the observed mortality will be closer to the flu than SARS or MERS.


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The Novel Coronavirus will likely transmit as many viral pathogens do - using a host cell from every possible source.

Iíd like to mention that the increasing rate of cases is accelerating much faster than the rate of deaths.

We will see the lethality shrink as we get control over the mortality despite sharp increases in cases.

Canít really rely on only 17,000 cases as a denominator to yield a forward-looking mortality rate. Note that the other comparable outbreaks have millions of cases over a years time

When we have a yearís worth of Novel CV data I believe the observed mortality will be closer to the flu than SARS or MERS.


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Agree with the exception of MERS, mortality was in the 30% range. That was a dangerous one.
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Agree with the exception of MERS, mortality was in the 30% range. That was a dangerous one.


I was saying Novel CV mortality would be closer to flu than either SARS or MERS. SARS was about 10% untreated and MERS was 30%. I agree both of those were horrific.

I expect Novel will eventually be something under 1%.


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I was saying Novel CV mortality would be closer to flu than either SARS or MERS. SARS was about 10% untreated and MERS was 30%. I agree both of those were horrific.

I expect Novel will eventually be something under 1%.


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Cruise ships in Japan too. Arriving and not being allowed to disembark. Confirmed cases on board. Those passengers have been taken to local hospitals.

Japan has the highest infestation of confirmed cases outside of China.

On an average weekend I will see 100-200 Chinese tourists at my local Starbucks and adjoining park. That is just in my 30 minutes there. They are bused there by tour buses. The baristas and I have joked in the past that you don't hear Japanese being spoken there.



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There's†always influenza related deaths at any single time. Usually the elderly or the weak. If concomittant†infection with coronavirus, then maybe more dangerous.

And unless my mathematics fails me, the mortality rate of coronavirus' 2.5% is higher than the 0.2% of influenza, assuming all the coronavirus mortality rate was reported accurately of course. It should be higher if I were to make a guess.
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Things that make you go, hmmm!?

The patients hospitalized with 2019-nCoV pneumonia experienced a range of symptoms, researchers report. All but two had a fever, 70 percent felt fatigued, 60 percent had a dry cough, 35 percent experienced muscle pain and 31 percent found it difficult to breathe. Smaller numbers of patients described headaches, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Ten percent of patients had diarrhea and nausea a day or two before developing fever and shortness of breath.

With a low 2% mortality rate, odds of the whistleblower dying, coincidental? Everyone being interviewed has lost a loved a family member.

Things that make you go, hmmm!?
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We canít compare this to the flu anymore. Mortality rate is more than 3X and itís more contagious. Wuhan Coronavirus can now spread three different ways, air, fecal and surface (up to 5 days.) All qualified.


Surface? 5 days? Where did you get that from? Any source? Really want to know.

CDC says:

Itís currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

And the virus is supposed to only survive outside of the body a few minutes to hours but not days.
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Surface? 5 days? Where did you get that from? Any source? Really want to know.

CDC says:

Itís currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

And the virus is supposed to only survive outside of the body a few minutes to hours but not days.
Actually itís 9-days now. Let me find source. If you simply Google search coronavirus youíll get the same data. Itís not a secret
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Actually itís 9-days now. Let me find source. If you simply Google search coronavirus youíll get the same data. Itís not a secret


Credible source....?
WHO and CDC say nothing of that sort...
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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...nsmission.html
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Coronaviruses can persist on inanimate surfaces and remain infectious at room temperature for up to nine days, according to a study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of Hospital Infection.

Researchers analyzed 22 studies on coronaviruses, including literature on SARS and MERS. An analysis revealed that the viruses normally survive on surfaces between four and five days, but can remain infectious for up to nine days. Low temperatures and high air humidity increase the lifespan.

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