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    A rise in fatalities: 41 people have now been killed by the Wuhan coronavirus. As of the end of the day Friday, 1,287 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus -- and 237 of them are in critical condition, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

    A 2-year-old patient: The local health authority in the southern region of Guangxi said a 2-year-old girl has been infected by the Wuhan coronavirus. She is believed to be the youngest patient to have been sickened by the new virus that has swept through China.

    A global concern: Three more countries -- Australia, Malaysia and Nepal -- have reported confirmed cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus. They are among 13 places outside mainland China where the virus has been confirmed.

    A holiday canceled: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and other major cities have canceled festivities for the Lunar New Year Holiday in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, a time when hundreds of thousands of people travel home to be with their families and celebrate.

    A stretched healthcare system: Health officials are responding in full force to the crisis, but videos and witness accounts from Wuhan paint a picture of packed hospitals and overworked staff. There are seven hospitals designated to deal with the crisis in the city, and 10,000 beds have been requisitioned. They are also building a new, 1,000-bed hospital on the city's outskirts -- and are hoping to finish it in six days.

    Wuhan officials acknowledged that people have been turned away at local hospitals that are struggling to accommodate people seeking medical attention.

    The People's Liberation Army and National Health Commission both announced Saturday that they're deploying more medical personnel to Wuhan.

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-ne...-20/index.html

    3 confirmed cases in France, 2 in the US.
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    • #3
      This is really scary.

      2020 is even worse than 2019 so far...

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      • #4
        It's really not that scary. Of course the media hypes it up with numbers etc, but people die of a regular flu too. Most people that'll get infected will just get a regular flu and be fine after 1/2 weeks. It's those with a weak resistance (sick, old, very young people) that might be at risk.
        It reminds me of that insane Mexican flu outbreak from about a decade or so ago..it was going to be 'catastrophic' but really it was just a normal flu. Just because it's a mutated version and the outbreak of it is recent, doesn't mean we're gonna get "The Stand" situations.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hejira View Post
          It's really not that scary. Of course the media hypes it up with numbers etc, but people die of a regular flu too. Most people that'll get infected will just get a regular flu and be fine after 1/2 weeks. It's those with a weak resistance (sick, old, very young people) that might be at risk.
          It reminds me of that insane Mexican flu outbreak from about a decade or so ago..it was going to be 'catastrophic' but really it was just a normal flu. Just because it's a mutated version and the outbreak of it is recent, doesn't mean we're gonna get "The Stand" situations.
          It may or may not get globally serious, but what "normal flu" would lead to a country of 1.3 billion to shut down cities with tens of million of people in lockdown and suspend all domestic and international tourism activities? Which "normal flu" has prompted multiple countries to not only issue travel warnings, but evacuate nationals? When was the last time a "normal flu" led to a country literally closing its borders?
          Originally posted by WhatTheHell
          Voice of the truth here!! :(

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          • #6
            I live in Indonesia and I'm about to fly to Singapore this March so this is definitely really scary to me. I saw some videos online of people passing out on the streets and all the doctors & nurses are getting really frustrated and it really breaks my heart. Keep in mind that this virus is originated in China where the government is known to be secretive about what's happening in their country, so there probably things going on right now that we might not know. Stay safe & healthy everyone!

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            • #7
              Have ya’ll see the video of the hospital being built in Wuhan, in just two weeks?
              Both impressive and disturbing.
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              • #8
                How does this compare to the Ebola outbreak? Should we be more concerned about this compared to Ebola?

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                • #9
                  Remember anthrax, SARS, bird flu, swine flu and Ebola? Yeah they never killed us either.
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                  • #10
                    There was a good tweet the other day:

                    A chinese: Ok, look how I build a complete hospital in just 10 days!
                    Also a chinese: Good, let's cook this bat in my soup, what can go wrong?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by abi View Post
                      I live in Indonesia and I'm about to fly to Singapore this March so this is definitely really scary to me. I saw some videos online of people passing out on the streets and all the doctors & nurses are getting really frustrated and it really breaks my heart. Keep in mind that this virus is originated in China where the government is known to be secretive about what's happening in their country, so there probably things going on right now that we might not know. Stay safe & healthy everyone!
                      I wouldn't worry about visiting anywhere outside China proper. There has not been local transmissions (the Singaporean and Malaysian cases were transmitted outside China, but they were a family), meaning you cannot really catch it.
                      Originally posted by WhatTheHell
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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by dylonj View Post
                        How does this compare to the Ebola outbreak? Should we be more concerned about this compared to Ebola?
                        If we are to believe the official numbers, ebola was more deadly and wide-spread (for now). Nevertheless, ebola never led any government to respond the ways they have been responding - China is practically locked up, North Korea and Mongolia closed off their border, multiple countries evacuating nationals.

                        The main difference is that where ebola had its outbreak was not somewhere that's globally connected. There are Chinese immigrants and tourists everywhere in the world, and this is the Lunar New Year vacation where people are likely to travel between China and somewhere else. China also tends to cover up more than western African countries do.

                        Originally posted by WhatTheHell
                        Voice of the truth here!! :(

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thriller View Post
                          Remember anthrax, SARS, bird flu, swine flu and Ebola? Yeah they never killed us either.
                          Some 700 people died from the bird flu.

                          Some 800 people died from SARS.

                          11,300 people died from ebola.

                          Up to 579,000 people might have died from the swine flu.

                          "Until the 20th century, anthrax infections killed hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year."

                          These were lives. We also didn't die from either of the world wars, or indeed any of the wars and conflicts and general crimes and violence. Your comment quite literally meant nothing.
                          Originally posted by WhatTheHell
                          Voice of the truth here!! :(

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                          • #14
                            Chile I’m a lil scared

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Leo View Post
                              There was a good tweet the other day:

                              A chinese: Ok, look how I build a complete hospital in just 10 days!
                              Also a chinese: Good, let's cook this bat in my soup, what can go wrong?
                              How is that a good tweet?
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by clh_hilary View Post

                                Some 700 people died from the bird flu.

                                Some 800 people died from SARS.

                                11,300 people died from ebola.

                                Up to 579,000 people might have died from the swine flu.

                                "Until the 20th century, anthrax infections killed hundreds of thousands of people and animals each year."

                                These were lives. We also didn't die from either of the world wars, or indeed any of the wars and conflicts and general crimes and violence. Your comment quite literally meant nothing.
                                Yeah well again, people die from all kinds of things and we don't hear those numbers thrown around.

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                                • #17
                                  I saw a soup based dish with a dead bat in earlier and good grief, I nearly vommed.

                                  This is clearly a horrid virus, hopefully it doesn't become a pandemic.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Hejira View Post

                                    Yeah well again, people die from all kinds of things and we don't hear those numbers thrown around.
                                    Yes, people die every day. Remember never to attend any funeral and never talk or feel anything about anyone's death.
                                    Originally posted by WhatTheHell
                                    Voice of the truth here!! :(

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                                    • #19
                                      Do you think it's possible to get that virus from a bat soup?
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Wayne View Post
                                        I saw a soup based dish with a dead bat in earlier and good grief, I nearly vommed.

                                        This is clearly a horrid virus, hopefully it doesn't become a pandemic.
                                        What's so different about eating a bat soup and eating the corpse of mini dinosaur aka chicken?

                                        Meat is meat.
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                                        • #21
                                          Sure.

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                                          • #22
                                            Admin (do not reply) you didn't have to make a second account just to reply that
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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by aRat View Post

                                              What's so different about eating a bat soup and eating the corpse of mini dinosaur aka chicken?

                                              Meat is meat.
                                              Uhmmmm chicken is domesticated, raised for meat and eggs while bats are... not?

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by Wayne View Post
                                                Sure.

                                                Just cuz you are not used to it doen't mean that it is not ok to eat it. I mean different cultures see eating pork and beef as digusting yet we in the west consume them en masse.
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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by abi View Post

                                                  Uhmmmm chicken is domesticated, raised for meat and eggs while bats are... not?
                                                  What does domesication have to do with anything?

                                                  Are fish / seafood domesticated? Are rabbits / deer / bisons domesticated?
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                                                  • #26
                                                    I would never have thought a rat would encourage people to eat another rodent. I'm calling it as self-preservation.

                                                    Honestly, not sure what to think about the virus. I feel like this must be a bigger problem in China than we know.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Why are we acting as if bats are these evil creatures when there is swine flu, mad cow disease, Avian (bird) flu and the list goes on and on. It's what humans deserve for craming animals into small spaces and eating everything that breathes.
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                                                      • #28
                                                        Originally posted by BeeBoy View Post
                                                        Why are we acting as if bats are these evil creatures when there is swine flu, mad cow disease, Avian (bird) flu and the list goes on and on. It's what humans deserve for craming animals into small spaces and eating everything that breathes.
                                                        True.

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                                                        • #29
                                                          Originally posted by cheapthrills View Post
                                                          I would never have thought a rat would encourage people to eat another rodent. I'm calling it as self-preservation.

                                                          Honestly, not sure what to think about the virus. I feel like this must be a bigger problem in China than we know.
                                                          Bats are not rodents
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                                                          • #30
                                                            Originally posted by BeeBoy View Post
                                                            Why are we acting as if bats are these evil creatures when there is swine flu, mad cow disease, Avian (bird) flu and the list goes on and on. It's what humans deserve for craming animals into small spaces and eating everything that breathes.
                                                            As rat pointed it out, it’s different cultures - I personally find that bat soup to be the most revolting thing I’ve ever seen. But who am I to say that as I munch on my chicken noodle stirfry?

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