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    Coronavirus is everywhere already, just imagine the number of Chinese from Wuhan traveled to so many countries since end of December before restrictions. Nobody really testing for this properly otherwise we would see more and more infections all over the world.

    The good news is that most people recover quickly with fairly mild symptoms. I saw a BBC report that said 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/issues. Not saying others can't die of it (many have) but it is not as deadly of some other viruses flu viruses...

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    It is more infectious than SARS but not as deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzin View Post
    Coronavirus is everywhere already, just imagine the number of Chinese from Wuhan traveled to so many countries since end of December before restrictions. Nobody really testing for this properly otherwise we would see more and more infections all over the world.

    The good news is that most people recover quickly with fairly mild symptoms. I saw a BBC report that said 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/issues. Not saying others can't die of it (many have) but it is not as deadly of some other viruses flu viruses...
    Smokers (think all of Asia) are already susceptible because they smoke poor quality tobacco and many chain smoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzin View Post
    Coronavirus is everywhere already, just imagine the number of Chinese from Wuhan traveled to so many countries since end of December before restrictions. Nobody really testing for this properly otherwise we would see more and more infections all over the world.

    The good news is that most people recover quickly with fairly mild symptoms. I saw a BBC report that said 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/issues. Not saying others can't die of it (many have) but it is not as deadly of some other viruses flu viruses...
    What is the BBC's source? I question any and all stats because I don't trust the Chinese govt to tell anything remotely resembling the truth.

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    Chinese stats were only of value to us in the days/weeks following the outbreak.
    In my opinion we are passed that now. I would have worried if we had a crazy amount of cases ( say in the hundreds ) in europe/NA.......but it is not the case.
    Mild symptoms, not really contaminating people outside of china......a lot of fuss over nothing ( well unless you are chinese, that is ).
    We will move along once the next big news headline hits.

    The only point of interest now is if the hiccup in the stock market 2 weeks ago was the culminating point of the virus, or if longer term effects will be felt in a month or 2 ( supply chain, etc...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzin View Post
    Coronavirus is everywhere already, just imagine the number of Chinese from Wuhan traveled to so many countries since end of December before restrictions. Nobody really testing for this properly otherwise we would see more and more infections all over the world.

    The good news is that most people recover quickly with fairly mild symptoms. I saw a BBC report that said 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/issues. Not saying others can't die of it (many have) but it is not as deadly of some other viruses flu viruses...
    Not sure who I trust more, the Chinese or the BBC, either way when it hits here,
    and it will as we know, the Dominicans are not well-prepared and therefor I predict
    that sadly we will have see many casualties as a result.

    If 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/ issues,
    I'd have to say several of you DR1'ers who post regularly on this forum are RIPE FOR THE PICKEN

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    Not sure who I trust more, the Chinese or the BBC, either way when it hits here,
    and it will as we know, the Dominicans are not well-prepared and therefor I predict
    that sadly we will have see many casualties as a result.

    If 80% of the dead were over 60+ years and 75% had prior health condition/ issues,
    I'd have to say several of you DR1'ers who post regularly on this forum are RIPE FOR THE PICKEN
    Good one
    Meanwhile the seasonal flu seems to be less deadly this year, DR predicts only 6000 casualities


    It is still too early to know the lethality of this year. Sanz it not expected to be very high at the end of the season (usually somewhat above 0.1%, about 6,000 deaths, mostly in people over 60 years) precisely because the viruses circulating are known . In addition, they coincide with the strains with which the vaccines have been made, something that does not always occur, since they are manufactured around predictions that sometimes fail, as happened two years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etolw View Post
    Good one
    Meanwhile the seasonal flu seems to be less deadly this year, DR predicts only 6000 casualities


    It is still too early to know the lethality of this year. Sanz it not expected to be very high at the end of the season (usually somewhat above 0.1%, about 6,000 deaths, mostly in people over 60 years) precisely because the viruses circulating are known . In addition, they coincide with the strains with which the vaccines have been made, something that does not always occur, since they are manufactured around predictions that sometimes fail, as happened two years ago.
    Seasonal flu, cold or just my luck (lack thereof)
    Everyone in my building is currently very sick
    with Influenza. I came down with it Tuesday night.
    High fever and bad cough while bed ridden until
    yesterday morning. Nothing but fruit, jugo and
    vitamins for roughly 5 days. I am 45 yrs old and
    in good health, I can not imagine having pre existing
    health conditions and contracting something as
    dangerous as the (shout out to the Taiwainese
    Media) Wuhan Virus, could be a real problem for
    some. Take care folks. Flu season is upon us.
    - sent this from my phone while sitting in bed, no idea
    why its formatted like this?

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