Coronavirus / COVID-19

cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
edited March 5 in General
Is anyone else starting to worry about this also?  CDC confirms first case in Seattla, WA area and they are going to start indirectly screening at international airports: O'Hare, ATL, JFK...

We need to get Dustin Hoffman and Cuba Gooding Jr. to team up again!







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  • edited January 21

    Ok, China. Time to stop using the fish market for the rare animal food black market before you fucking kill us all!

    johnnyhands
  • Not too worried. CDC says just this current flu season alone there have been up to 18million cases and up to 17,000 deaths. This new virus has resulted in, what, 6 or so confirmed fatalities? 

    Just the current Disease-of-the-week™ for now.

    source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm

    Renicdriveasmallcat
  • this is how contagion started. wonder which cheating wife is currently in HK at a casino table about to bring it back to the midwest. 
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  • Time to queue up The Stand
    MattyWeaves
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited January 23
    So now it’s up to 540 cases and 17 deaths.  Confirmed contagious from person through person with evidence of passing through respiratory tract. That sounds airborne to me and would make sense how easily it has seemingly spread with cases worldwide.

    In the movie Contagion I believe it was Minneapolis put under quarantine....Roughly 400K people. Right now China has the entire Wuhan municipality under quarantine. That’s 10 million people. More than a million people more than NYC. No one can leave or enter. Public transportation cut off. If you go outside you’re required to wear a mask.

    Enter into the fact that Lunar New Year travel has already started and in 2 days will begin 7 days of national holiday in China. Roughly 400 million people travel domestically and internationally with China estimating typically around 3 billion trips.  

    These 10 million of Wuhan and their family members will be cut off during the holiday week?

    Also consider the CCP and how under communist rule, they have historically not caught up to the problem in time and have covered up real numbers. Like how we all just watched Chernobyl, the CCP did similar “head in the sand” things or lack of action in 2003 with SARs.  Look at how China is currently denying Uighur genocide. 

    Monitoring.....

    Oh also 33 unknown viruses from 13000 BC are being studied in the ice of a glacier in Asia. There is a concern with climate change that ancient viruses can one day be released again. 
  • @cdrive should change his icon to sunshine & rainbows
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I’ve fully activated my inner worrywart 
  • I'm currently watching people playing Pandemic and it isn't as fun as it usually is.
  • I agree this could just be the news taking advantage of a disease but if you look at the percentages of death per cases it’s pretty scary. It’s on the Spanish flu level. 
  • I still say meh. How long since West Nile virus was supposed to kill us all? Then Swine flu, then Bird flu, then SARS, and everybody's always waiting for Ebola to wipe us all out.

    Current treatment for coronavirus is take some OTC's for a headache, get some rest and drink some water and wait to get better. If it's my fate to die in a dramatic scene while Dustin Hoffman searches for a monkey from a helicopter while another helicopter shoots at him so be it, but my guess is my commute home from work is far more dangerous.

    Underwoodrhcoop
  • Worst possible timing. Everyone In Asia is traveling for the holiday here. There’s no way this stays contained. 
    johnnyhands

  • I know the numbers say it is far less severe than the flu but I've never seen pictures of people collapsing in the streets from the flu.

    The Chinese would never lie so I am confused. 

  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Without having read much about THIS specific flu:

    1. The current treatment for a flu is always mild-sounding because we don't actually have treatment for viruses, except vaccines.

    2. "Less severe" could mean it's not as transmittable or any other number of things not related to the moment of death.

    But, China sucks, carry on.
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    *Hides behind @JaimieT*

    Who else can equally protect me from both the flu and China?
    JaimieT
  • Someone posted a meme in another thread but about how every ‘20 we get a nasty virus. Hope this isn’t true. 

    China also has continued to expand the Quarantine zone. At first it was just 10mil, then it was 25mil and how’s it’s 36mil. 

    Let’s hope this is just fear mongering to sell papers and news. 
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    I GOT YOU FAM
    Cory
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited January 26
    @Hatorian My theory -- and again, I am just laughably not well-read about this situation -- is that China put a lot of policy in place after the last big scare. Swine flu or bird flu or whatever it was. They do seem to strangely have their shit together. I doubt that has any indication on how serious this is, 'cause beaurocracy.

    Unrelated, my cousin, who is an English teacher in Jinan, showed me an English translation of the warning they sent to their citizens. It's pretty funny. 

    Here I'll show you. (Circle his)



    I just really appreciate the idea that viruses won't abide with moisture.

    There was also stuff about how it's patriotic to stay home if you're feeling ill.
    Hatorian
  • edited January 26
    Well bad news, they say it is airborne with a 2 week incubation, a bad combo for containing it. 
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Oh yeah, it should be assumed we'll all be exposed to it if it is highly contagious.

    But in 1-2 weeks we'll know our odds.
  • I think another reason we won't ever again get to a pandemic level event for this or really any new viruses like in previous human history and in the movies, is the current tech we have.

    Saw an article yesterday that they've already sequenced the genome of the virus and will likely have have a human-trial vaccine ready within about 3 months. That in itself would have been a science fiction plot for a movie not more than a decade ago, now it's just plain old real-world science. 

    fast-forward a few decades and that 3 month turn around will be 3 days for those fun new viruses in the glaciers that are thawing out...

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  • edited January 28

    Since it becomes clearer every day how much the Chinese hid and lied about the virus I think we should forever marry it to them by renaming it The Winnie the Pooh Virus.

    JaimieT
  • JaimieT said:
    @Hatorian My theory -- and again, I am just laughably not well-read about this situation -- is that China put a lot of policy in place after the last big scare. Swine flu or bird flu or whatever it was. They do seem to strangely have their shit together. I doubt that has any indication on how serious this is, 'cause beaurocracy.

    Unrelated, my cousin, who is an English teacher in Jinan, showed me an English translation of the warning they sent to their citizens. It's pretty funny. 

    Here I'll show you. (Circle his)



    I just really appreciate the idea that viruses won't abide with moisture.

    There was also stuff about how it's patriotic to stay home if you're feeling ill.
    Doesn’t help when the Mayor of Wuhan says something like 10 million people left the province before China began quarantine. 
  • edited January 29
    Chinaski said:
    Damn you Umbrella corporation and your sneaky tactics.  Those are some crazy coincidences.  To the extent that I question it's validity but regardless that's funny.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX

    Well it's starting to hit close to home here.  Luckily the Aggie in College Station turned out to be negative.  But he had to be quarantined while his sample went to CDC Atlanta.  There ain't no International Airport of Aggieland, so he definitely came in through Bush IAH.  So that was the initial scare.  They are screening at IAH now.

    Lots of rumors in the Chinatown area of Houston.  Word on the streets (direct source from my in-laws) is that seniors in the area are being told to stay away from Asian Supermarkets. Rumor 2 days ago was someone with coronavirus was at Jusgo and also Welcome Market.  I think it turned out to be bogus but it got some friends and coworkers stirring.   

    My 4 year old has a cold and we couldn't take him over to his 'Ama' & 'Agong' who usually watch him.  They're right in the mix of the Chinatown area.  We couldn't figure out why his grandparents said no. Just thought 'Ama' was tired and had her own doctor appointments. No. Turns out my father-in-law, who still sells health insurance to seniors in his Golden years had a client over to sign up the day before, and she had just traveled back from Beijing.  She was apparently acting sick and my mother-in-law was watching her the whole time.  She was PISSED.  She basically kinda scolded this woman how she should go to the hospital.  The woman said she did and was discharged after 2 hrs after cleared as negative.  We're skeptical because the Aggie had to have his sample sent to Atlanta.  I know the CDC is emergency requesting the FDA to approve a quick test to check, but I don't think it has gone through and been distributed yet.  

  • cdrive said:

    Well it's starting to hit close to home here.  Luckily the Aggie in College Station turned out to be negative.  But he had to be quarantined while his sample went to CDC Atlanta.  There ain't no International Airport of Aggieland, so he definitely came in through Bush IAH.  So that was the initial scare.  They are screening at IAH now.

    Lots of rumors in the Chinatown area of Houston.  Word on the streets (direct source from my in-laws) is that seniors in the area are being told to stay away from Asian Supermarkets. Rumor 2 days ago was someone with coronavirus was at Jusgo and also Welcome Market.  I think it turned out to be bogus but it got some friends and coworkers stirring.   

    My 4 year old has a cold and we couldn't take him over to his 'Ama' & 'Agong' who usually watch him.  They're right in the mix of the Chinatown area.  We couldn't figure out why his grandparents said no. Just thought 'Ama' was tired and had her own doctor appointments. No. Turns out my father-in-law, who still sells health insurance to seniors in his Golden years had a client over to sign up the day before, and she had just traveled back from Beijing.  She was apparently acting sick and my mother-in-law was watching her the whole time.  She was PISSED.  She basically kinda scolded this woman how she should go to the hospital.  The woman said she did and was discharged after 2 hrs after cleared as negative.  We're skeptical because the Aggie had to have his sample sent to Atlanta.  I know the CDC is emergency requesting the FDA to approve a quick test to check, but I don't think it has gone through and been distributed yet.  


    The potential for tensions to be high are growing at a large rate now.

    A new giant 1/2  Asian 1/2  American supermarket just opened up near me. I was planning last week to check it out with some people but we all agreed to wait until summer.

    I also think my bar for reasons to go to the doctor's office and ER were raised a little higher. Injury and illness that might have been a coin flip are now probably 80/20 towards not going.

    I don't believe in living in fear but I do believe in playing the percentages when I have a little information on the odds. The wildcard for the odds in the 2 week incubation, that is stacking the deck for me right now.

  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited January 29
    Let's kick it up... another notch! Bam!

    Let's say there is any danger at the places you're avoiding. Thousands of other people are not avoiding those places. In ~2 weeks, the hundreds who got sick from that will be stinking up all the haunts you haven't even thought about and can't afford to avoid. And if it's that bad that emergency rooms are dangerous, it might be better to get sick now before the health care system is totally overwhelmed.
  • Finally being an anti-social recluse is gonna pay off! BAM! 
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  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    It's a great time to be single, have no children and hate your family!
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