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I'd call this the "Covid-19" thread but that's about the most unmemorable name of a disease ever.

 

So, tl;dr: a novel coronavirus has come out of China and is threatening the world. Fatality rates as high as the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 that killed upwards of 50 million people worldwide. America needs strong leadership at this time.

 

Instead, we have Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, knapplc said:

I'd call this the "Covid-19" thread but that's about the most unmemorable name of a disease ever.

 

So, tl;dr: a novel coronavirus has come out of China and is threatening the world. Fatality rates as high as the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 that killed upwards of 50 million people worldwide. America needs strong leadership at this time.

 

Not discounting everything you said, but it does appear, at least for now, that COVID-19 is less lethal than the Spanish Flu. This looks to be somewhere between worse than swine flu and less severe than SARS.

 

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It's difficult to say precisely. Some data suggests it's as deadly as the 1918 pandemic:

 

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A case fatality rate of between 2% to 4% rivals and even exceeds that of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which is estimated to have killed upwards of 50 million people. Even a case fatality rate of 0.7% — which means 7 out of every 1,000 infected people would die — is sobering. It is seven times the fatality rate for seasonal flu, which is estimated to kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people a year globally.

 

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First, Trump can't spell Coronavirus.

Next:

Trump just appointed Mike Pence the Coronavirus Czar. Yes, science-denier Mike Pence:

  • That mishandled a HIV outbreak in Indiana,
  • That believes cigarettes don't cause cancer. "Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill." Turns out, the CDC and basically every one with a brain disagrees: ""Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death."
  • That believes "condoms are a very, very poor protection against sexually transmitted disease." Again, that pesky CDC says ""correct and consistent use of the male latex condom is highly effective in reducing [sexually transmitted disease, STD] transmission."
  • That believes ""Global warming is a myth."
  • That advocated for programs offering assistance to people looking to change their sexual behavior (read: "conversion therapy"). 

What could possibly go wrong!?!

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44 minutes ago, knapplc said:

I'd call this the "Covid-19" thread but that's about the most unmemorable name of a disease ever.

 

So, tl;dr: a novel coronavirus has come out of China and is threatening the world. Fatality rates as high as the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 that killed upwards of 50 million people worldwide. America needs strong leadership at this time.

 

Instead, we have Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just looked at the markets today.  Looks like the investing public doesn't quite buy Trump's BS.

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7 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

 

Just looked at the markets today.  Looks like the investing public doesn't quite buy Trump's BS.

Remember when the US forgot to start saving money when it was having good fiscal times and instead gave it all away to billionaires. Looks like the economy is now also headed for bad times with no help in sight.

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Outside of China the mortality rate seems to sit at 1-2%, but that makes sense with more developed countries and more resources poured into each patient due to less cases. My hunch is there are more cases then being reported - which would bring the mortality rate down further. Many healthy adults may just have a dry cough and slight fever, if that. Where this gets deadly is the immunocompromised people, infection travels to the lungs, patient gets pneumonia, patient then develops ARDs - many people aren’t bouncing back from that. 
 

Now isn’t the time to panic, but it is the time to let the CDC get out in front of it and soften the blow. Trumps kinda screwing the pooch in that regard, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

 

PSA: Practice good hand hygiene: 

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1 hour ago, QMany said:

First, Trump can't spell Coronavirus.

Next:

  • That believes cigarettes don't cause cancer. "Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill." Turns out, the CDC and basically every one with a brain disagrees: ""Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death."

Must have been listening to Rush Limbaugh 

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