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Just now, baymen said:

Just received a notification that someone "who passed through" Nassau County is being tested for the virus.

if "passed thru" is tantamount to "was on the RR", then we gonna have a massive fustercluck here ... currentky worming my way back from Kew Gardens ... haven't heard anything .... yet. 

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My dad has been sick for a few weeks.  My mom called me today to say he was about to die.  I said some final words to him and he could hear me but was unable to respond.  He passed a short time later.

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Some congressman have apparently been briefed and the incubation period is two weeks.  If that's so, then it's really bad news.

China is like the worst place on earth for one of these to start because they are so isolationist and the CDC can't go in there and get a handle on it.

Twitter is not a reliable source of info but if you go on twitter and look at hashtags it will really scare you.

I hope China is just being over-the-top in their handling of this virus and that any and all of the inflammatory info out there is just conspiracy stuff.  

What's not a conspiracy is that every major scientist in this field will all tell you that it's just a matter of time until the next outbreak. 

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42 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

if "passed thru" is tantamount to "was on the RR", then we gonna have a massive fustercluck here ... currentky worming my way back from Kew Gardens ... haven't heard anything .... yet. 

Notification came from Newsday

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21 minutes ago, culdeus said:

Had a trip to Taiwan on China air scheduled first week of Feb.   Was told to cancel it regardless of fees or anything.  Full stop.  

This #### going full pandemonium?

I'm supposed to be heading to Shanghai in April. Keeping a close eye on where this is going....I have a feeling that there will be a lot more clarity on what's really happening over the next two weeks. 

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38 minutes ago, culdeus said:

Had a trip to Taiwan on China air scheduled first week of Feb.   Was told to cancel it regardless of fees or anything.  Full stop.  

This #### going full pandemonium?

Yep we put immediate top to all travel into and out of China 

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4 hours ago, shader said:

Some congressman have apparently been briefed and the incubation period is two weeks.  If that's so, then it's really bad news.

China is like the worst place on earth for one of these to start because they are so isolationist and the CDC can't go in there and get a handle on it.

Twitter is not a reliable source of info but if you go on twitter and look at hashtags it will really scare you.

I hope China is just being over-the-top in their handling of this virus and that any and all of the inflammatory info out there is just conspiracy stuff.  

What's not a conspiracy is that every major scientist in this field will all tell you that it's just a matter of time until the next outbreak. 

Yeah, a 14 day incubation period is really really bad. Likely tons of people carrying it have already traveled to other countries and spread it. Already too late to stop it spreading throughout the world IMO.

Saw something on the news this morning that they are building a new hospital in Wuhan specifically to deal with this. They are aiming to complete the hospital in 6 days. :shock:
 

Also heard that in typical Chinese reaction, rather than getting the word out quickly and alerting the rest of the world of the danger, China instead arrested anyone posting anything about it online initially.

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1 minute ago, GroveDiesel said:

Yeah, a 14 day incubation period is really really bad. Likely tons of people carrying it have already traveled to other countries and spread it. Already too late to stop it spreading throughout the world IMO.

Saw something on the news this morning that they are building a new hospital in Wuhan specifically to deal with this. They are aiming to complete the hospital in 6 days. :shock:

Wow.  Wonder if it’ll have Ethernet and all the bells & whistles. That’s fast

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41 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Yeah, a 14 day incubation period is really really bad. Likely tons of people carrying it have already traveled to other countries and spread it. Already too late to stop it spreading throughout the world IMO.

Saw something on the news this morning that they are building a new hospital in Wuhan specifically to deal with this. They are aiming to complete the hospital in 6 days. :shock:
 

Also heard that in typical Chinese reaction, rather than getting the word out quickly and alerting the rest of the world of the danger, China instead arrested anyone posting anything about it online initially.

Saw them building the hospital.  They had 40 to 50 backhoes moving dirt.  Looked unreal.

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6 hours ago, shader said:

Some congressman have apparently been briefed and the incubation period is two weeks.  If that's so, then it's really bad news.

China is like the worst place on earth for one of these to start because they are so isolationist and the CDC can't go in there and get a handle on it.

Twitter is not a reliable source of info but if you go on twitter and look at hashtags it will really scare you.

I hope China is just being over-the-top in their handling of this virus and that any and all of the inflammatory info out there is just conspiracy stuff.  

What's not a conspiracy is that every major scientist in this field will all tell you that it's just a matter of time until the next outbreak. 

This led me down a rabbit-hole that was really pretty scary from a pandemic and "who knows if they are legit videos!?!?" standpoint, but...

nothing was as troubling to me as this.

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9 minutes ago, bradyfan said:

SARS-CoV fatality rate: 10% (774 of 8096 cases in 29 countries from November 2002 to July 2003)

MERS-CoV fatality rate: 35% (858 of 2494 cases in 27 countries, from September 2012 to date)

2019-CoV - ???

I  saw 3% on Twitter today, but who knows with China running interference.

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23 minutes ago, facook said:

This led me down a rabbit-hole that was really pretty scary from a pandemic and "who knows if they are legit videos!?!?" standpoint, but...

nothing was as troubling to me as this.

Definitely nothing bad could possibly come of that, including me almost puking at my computer. 

1 hour ago, culdeus said:

Can we 

i'm never going to unsee this.  

Word. Exactly. 

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2 hours ago, Mr. Ham said:

:shock:

So after seeing your reaction as well as the reaction of others that clicked that link—do you mind giving me the cliff notes version of what the link shows?  Being that I’m squeamish—I’m not going to click it. 

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3 minutes ago, jvdesigns2002 said:

So after seeing your reaction as well as the reaction of others that clicked that link—do you mind giving me the cliff notes version of what the link shows?  Being that I’m squeamish—I’m not going to click it. 

Some dude dipping live mice in what appears to be drawn butter and chomping down.

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3 minutes ago, Tecumseh said:

Some dude dipping live mice in what appears to be drawn butter and chomping down.

Oh wow. Yeah—I’m not clicking that.  Thank you for saving me from puking my guts out. 

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Grabbed 100 N95-rated disposable masks for $30ish as a just in case precaution given China's sketchy reporting and rapidly escalating nature of this. Cheap/easy insurance. 

Figure that's a good 2-3 mo supply for us assuming semi-daily trips out of the house. 

Best case, it's another small box in the supplies closet for the inevitable bad outbreak. 

Worst case, this ends up with a SARS esque fatality rate and cases start popping up all over the US. Masks will be impossible to find or cost 10x that.

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 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html
 

LIVE UPDATES
Updated 18 minutes ago

Coronavirus Live Updates: China Suspends Tours Abroad as Xi Warns of ‘Grave Situation’

The authorities reported 15 new deaths in Wuhan, the center of a virus outbreak, including a medical professional in his 60s.

RIGHT NOW

The State Department has ordered all American workers at the United States Consulate in Wuhan to evacuate.

 

:eek: 

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2 minutes ago, [icon] said:

 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html
 

LIVE UPDATES
Updated 18 minutes ago

Coronavirus Live Updates: China Suspends Tours Abroad as Xi Warns of ‘Grave Situation’

The authorities reported 15 new deaths in Wuhan, the center of a virus outbreak, including a medical professional in his 60s.

RIGHT NOW

The State Department has ordered all American workers at the United States Consulate in Wuhan to evacuate.

 

:eek: 

They need to stay there. 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html

Hong Kong declares a state of emergency and shuts schools.

On Saturday, Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, declared a health emergency in the semiautonomous Chinese city and said schools would be closed until mid-February.

The city is treating five coronavirus patients connected to Wuhan, and more than 100 others are suspected of having the viral pneumonia.

Hong Kong is also suspending flights and train services to Wuhan and will cancel all Lunar New Year celebrations. The Hong Kong Marathon, originally scheduled for early February, has also been called off.

Masks and hand sanitizers have sold out in most pharmacies in the city as residents have stocked up on supplies in a panic since last week.

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2 hours ago, fissure man said:

I get freaked out when I see people in public wearing masks. I’m always wondering, is that mask for you or me? If it’s for me, why are you outside???? 

It’s an Asian thing. They think it’s to keep them from getting sick, but is basically ineffective. All a mask like that does is protect YOU from spreading droplets when coughing or what not. Airborne particulates pass around and through it no problem.

Morons.

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33 minutes ago, Jobber said:

It’s an Asian thing. They think it’s to keep them from getting sick, but is basically ineffective. All a mask like that does is protect YOU from spreading droplets when coughing or what not. Airborne particulates pass around and through it no problem.

Morons.

Scuba gear?

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7 hours ago, [icon] said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html

Hong Kong declares a state of emergency and shuts schools.

On Saturday, Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, declared a health emergency in the semiautonomous Chinese city and said schools would be closed until mid-February.

The city is treating five coronavirus patients connected to Wuhan, and more than 100 others are suspected of having the viral pneumonia.

Hong Kong is also suspending flights and train services to Wuhan and will cancel all Lunar New Year celebrations. The Hong Kong Marathon, originally scheduled for early February, has also been called off.

Masks and hand sanitizers have sold out in most pharmacies in the city as residents have stocked up on supplies in a panic since last week.

I wonder if this will effectively end the democracy protests. That would be an unfortunate side effect.

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5 hours ago, Jobber said:

It’s an Asian thing. They think it’s to keep them from getting sick, but is basically ineffective. All a mask like that does is protect YOU from spreading droplets when coughing or what not. Airborne particulates pass around and through it no problem.

Morons.

The el cheapo masks don't do much but the proper N95 respirator masks (still paper with elastic ear loops) are quite effective against 2 way transmission of these viruses.

As such they are recommended by the CDC as effective. 

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15 hours ago, Jobber said:

It’s an Asian thing. They think it’s to keep them from getting sick, but is basically ineffective. All a mask like that does is protect YOU from spreading droplets when coughing or what not. Airborne particulates pass around and through it no problem.

Morons.

They know that it doesn't affect them personally but do not wish to make orher people sick by stray droplets. Masks are routinely worn when suffering from the flu or anything like the common cold.

Not morons. Altruists is a better word

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It is very interesting to follow the response from the Chinese authorities. In case of future outbreaks/pandemics the methods used now can be refined/improved if succesful.

Another issue is that the timing of the outbreak just before/during lunar new year is pretty much a worst case scenario for the spread of the disease

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Oh great. @Mr. Ham in a virus thread at the beginning of information gathering. #Iremember cytokinitestorm

I still have a dozen pallets of colloidal silver in my basement from his hysteria during the swine flu. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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1 minute ago, Hugh Jass said:

Oh great. Mr. Ham in a virus thread at the beginning of information gathering. #Iremember cytokinitestorm

I still have a dozen pallets of colloidal silver in my basement from his hysteria during the swine flu. 🤦🏻‍♂️

So you are fully prepared for this???

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Seeing a lot of people dismissing this and using it as a platform to rail against people for not being more worked up about the standard flu.

Standard Flu kills ~1 in 100,000

2019-nCoV currently kills 1 in 50 

 

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Decided to get a little extra food on our normal shopping list today and the wife was giving me poop for getting extra water, peanut butter and canned goods.

I am a type one Diabetic--a disease like this is a death sentence for someone like me. I do all the shopping and 90% of the cooking for us, so if this thing blows up, I want to make sure we have close to 3 weeks of food in the house.  I watch what goes down in my neighborhood Safeway right before a snow storm is coming (think Zombie apocalypse level hording) ---I can't imagine what the community would do if this virus got real bad. 

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