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It's spreading quite fast in Iran. Has most deaths now after China.
Let's just fucking cancel all events, everything. Just stay inside at home. Be scared of life.
One thing that irritates me when we face scenarios like this and there's the inevitable and entirely justifiable push back from people is the accusation that The Media (Capital T, Capital M bad hombre) is to blame for stoking fears and over-inflating a situation.
We ARE The Media. The Media is US - a reflection of who and what we are as a society.
Now, like most things, this is not in an absolute sense, so outliers and cynics might choose to frame themselves in opposition to this distinctly-seperate force, but essentially, we all feed off the same fears and hopes and so the media (small t, small m) that we create and consume reflects and represents that. At worst, The Media is simply an n = n + 1 feedback mechanism that we're all responsible for creating, whether we like it or not.
I say this as someone who's pretty much ignored most of The Media's reporting on this subject - most of the stuff I've been following is nerdery and science-whizzery from Those Wot Kno. And it's still pretty bleak. If not more so.
Ugh. The center diagnosing and treating cases in nyc is a small handful of blocks from me. My 2 year old has a fever and chest congestion.
- Stay safe!
BTW, the virus hasn't been reported to be attacking kids, so that's comforting for mow.Krassy
- There's a 9 year old in France.deadsperm
- It can literally infect anyone. Age isn’t a variable, except that young bodies fight better and tend it to die over it.monospaced
- It “attacks” people with respiratory issues. It kills smokers. It kills people who are weak and frail.monospaced
- That's not true in the north of France 2 kids are infectedi_was
- The stats suggests the susceptibility in children under 9 is minimal, and the mortality rate of that demographic is currently zero.garbage
- misspoke ; meant that kids/younger people with stronger immune system recoverKrassy
- So no reason to freak out, but also no reason to not take precautions.garbage
- Not all of the people are weak, frail and smokers that are dying from it.utopian
- I hope that your son is okay!utopian
- yes, of course better exercise extra caution!Krassy
- Young people survive as their immune systems have less of a reaction. Older people have had more exposure to various viruses, it’s their own immune system...shapesalad
- ... over reacting and making things worse and leading to death. It’s also why a secondary infection is a killer.shapesalad
- Stay safe!
What I find pretty interesting is that there seem to be far, far fewer cases of this thing in South America and Africa, relative to the northern hemisphere.
Guess it's just a matter of time, though.
- Simply a logistics/reporting issue.Gnash
- Also there are reports of the virus not spreading in hot tempsKrassy
- Also the Chinese might not be reporting Africa numbersKrassy
- There are no cases is Russia. That's the weirdest. Maybe they invented it and they have the cureBeeswax
- Russia has pretty strict visa requirements. And I think they banned all Chinese nationals a week or two ago. Probably won't help.monNom
- Two cases in Russia.
- Thank God Africa has been spared so far. The response will be worse there than most places.CyBrainX
- russia closed border to chinese 18th February. 2nd March they reported the first case in moskow from a traveller from italy. russian virologist were involved...uan
- ...in covid-19 analysis from the start of the epidemic. the first who reported 3 available drugs that could help heal once infected.uan
- now africa and southamerica makes me also wonder why epidemic hasn‘t exploded there yet. maybe it‘s to hot atm (summer/fall).uan
- somewhere i read spanish flu went away during summer but came back stronger next winter. maybe it similar with corvid-19.uan
- haha great! :DBennn
- love itgarbage
- Apologies Benn, I had to do it... :) I loved your post – it made me really laugh. I might put have to put this on a tshirt ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉)pedromendez
- dog seems to get more fat-facedBustySaintClaire
- Iam here to entertain y'all. its an honor m8Bennn
- i laugh at it each time i scroll over it lolBennn
- lol. Bennn with 3 n's thoughNBQ00
- Shit - good spot NBQ - :(
COVID-19: Approximately 89,198 cases worldwide; 86 cases in the U.S. as of March 2, 2020.
Flu: Estimated 1,000,000,000 cases worldwide; 9,300,000 to 45,000,000 cases in the U.S. per year.
COVID-19: Approximately 3,048 deaths reported worldwide; 2 deaths in the U.S., as of March 2, 2020.
Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
5 deaths now confirmed in Washington State
- Add one, one more just died a few moments ago, up to 6 deaths.utopian
- Does that mean there are hundreds infected there?monospaced
- It’s a senior home with old frail people.monospaced
- A 40 year old nurse returns from Korea, brings it to her work. Infects 50 vulnerable. She is currently in intensive care.robotron3k
Anyone buying stock? So much has tanked.
''...“we're not just fighting an epidemic; we're fighting an infodemic.” The ease through which inaccuracies and conspiracies can be repeated and perpetuated via social media and conventional outlets puts public health at a constant disadvantage....''
- Harvard University epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity.utopian
- And you still typed that it had a 99% mortality rate. Dude.monospaced
- lol, i meant 1%Bennn
- hey, easy mistake, anyone can do that :/monospaced