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    Coronavirus

    more than 900 dead so far. I think its probably much more. im sure China is not disclosing all the numbers, trying to minimize responsibility. plus other counties like N. Korea and Central Asian counties not disclosing their casualties either. Im starting to get worried a little.

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    Might want to be more concerned about the flu.
    flu deaths estimates according to the CDC is 12000-30000
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden...-estimates.htm

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    As someone that has the flu right now, it’ll knock you on your ass this year lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    Might want to be more concerned about the flu.
    flu deaths estimates according to the CDC is 12000-30000
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden...-estimates.htm
    people who die from the flu are mostly old people or people who are ill with other diseases. chances that you are going to die from catching a flu at your or my age are very minimal.

    Coronavirus doesn't discriminate

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    I was living China during SARS pretty much for the entire breakout specially in the region it was from. It was bad but to be honest, I was reading more here about how it was much worse than reality. Not saying this is the same, but the news here is making this out like the plague.

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    So, which is it? "Nothing" to be concerned with and just a media hype or is it a real problem? Seems like a pretty extreme measure to quarantine an entier city if it's 'just the flu.' Which it's not. Keeping people on sailing ships? IDK but I don't like this one bit. Help me understand.

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    We have some sort of coronavirus outbreak roughly once every 10-15 years. SARS and MERS are a few examples of ones you might remember.

    This one happens to be spreading to a larger population than either of those, but also appears to be roughly as fatal as the flu pending treatment.

    Real problem in the sense that coronaviriuses have no known antiviral medical treatment; not a real problem in the sense that if you're not in an at-risk group, death is unlikely.
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    Coronavirus

    UK government declares coronavirus a "serious and imminent threat" to public health

    https://t.co/Deq2cDBf4o?amp=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    UK government declares coronavirus a "serious and imminent threat" to public health

    https://t.co/Deq2cDBf4o?amp=1
    The article still lists overall risk level as moderate.

    And to be clear the risk isn't that the virus is deadly to all, the risk is that they're not sure how it spreads and if it's mutating.

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    I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, but it seems odd for China to have this deadly outbreak affecting them as protestors rage in the street for just government. I trust the Chinese government the same way I trust a fart after a crave case from White Castle.

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    Great! Now I want some White Castle burgers. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, but it seems odd for China to have this deadly outbreak affecting them as protestors rage in the street for just government. I trust the Chinese government the same way I trust a fart after a crave case from White Castle.
    Do you trust farts often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, but it seems odd for China to have this deadly outbreak affecting them as protestors rage in the street for just government. I trust the Chinese government the same way I trust a fart after a crave case from White Castle.
    protests were in Hong Kong tho. The origin of the virus is mainland china. I don't see the connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    protests were in Hong Kong tho. The origin of the virus is mainland china. I don't see the connection
    The videos and images of protestors being beaten and shot in the street have stopped coming out of China in favor of coronavirus coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Do you trust farts often?
    Depends on what I’ve eaten that day. But the older I get, the less trust I have.

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    Well, this situation has certainly accelerated quickly lol.

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    Indeed

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    I closed the door in my office. does this count?

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    If we all stayed inside for two weeks, wouldn't that work?

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