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#1 OFFLINE   Bob Renoir de Monet

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 06:32 PM

As I am on holiday - but even if I was home - I do not watch/follow news...

But one of my friends from Chile who teaches in China posted today some very disturbing post...and I heard about this virus

 

What are your thoughts on this? If you have any?



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:33 AM

At the moment ALL world governments are trying to keep a positive view on this matter. They are also colaborating with each other in

hopes to contain as much as possible this new deadly virus.

One thing is for sure, the Chinese government are not telling the whole truth to outsiders, so as to not scare people into a worldwide panic.

But the fact is the death toll is much higher than is being said and ALOT more people have been infected.

 

With todays global traveling by jet airlines more and more people are spreading the virus.  - All it needs is one person on the airplane with the virus

sitting in their seat for more than 3+ hours to infect the rest of the passengers (and crew). Airplanes re-circulate the air inside and are pressurized, which means

if you got one person with a virus,  alot more inside those airplanes will be carrying it too.

 

Some people are more immune than others to these things, but this new virus has so far killed 80+ people and is spreading worldwide. The Death toll is rising and

no cure has been found yet.

This whole thing kind of sounds like that film "World War Z", but do NOT WORRY that people will be turning into zombies.

There are no zombies in this matter.

 

This is a deadly virus which kills by destroying your immune system and respiratory system (Lungs etc.).

 

CHECK often your local news broadcasts and/or radio.

Look at this website - https://www.cdc.gov/...ov/summary.html

If you know of someone infected - contact your local police and hospital as soon as possible. This is serious !

 

 

Now my other viewpoint on this matter and a little history for those that are not aware.

 

As more and more people take over remote jungle areas and/or collect wild animals from these remote areas, they get infected by some new type of

virus which the rest of world´s population does not have a cure (yet). This is a fact. 

We humans have lasted and lived this long on this planet due to the fact that for thousands of generations we have lived with diseases and virus.

We have become in-mune to some of them , but not all diseases. 

 

Does anyone remember when the Spanish Conquistadores brought/took with them the smallpox and measles to the New World in Mexico in the 1500´s ? 

Those Aztec and Mayan civilizations were not inmune to this disease, because they never had it before. So it killed off about 50% of

the entire population in Central and South America , which also include the Inca civilization.   We are talking about MILLIONS of people !

Those poor people were not inmune to smallpox and measles.

After a few generations later, those people became more stronger in health and began to become inmune to such diseases.

 

Does anyone remember anything about the Spanish Flu ?

The pandemic of 1918–19, killed about  40 to 50 million people in less than a year. This is serious !

 

History is filled with thousands of deaths due to such virus. Look into your history books and get to know about this.

---- https://en.wikipedia...tory_of_viruses

Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe.

 

 

The more we uncover unexplored territories , which also goes for the North Pole and Antartica, we will be discovering new virus.

Deadly virus which we are not aware of and have no cure.

 

With the recent meltdown of the polar ice (Pay attention to Global warming people !) , centuries old virus are coming back to life !

Diseases and virus dating back to the time when there were no humans living (only prehistoric mammals and other beasts). So we are

completely not safe from catching some unknown virus never seen before in our lifetime.

 

One good thought to think about is  that we have specialized people that deal with these sorts of virus and they may find the cure - or

at least "something" that will give a little comfort to those which have already been infected.

 

Be safe , and live safe 

and DON´T PANIC ! (just yet)

 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:54 AM

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 03:15 AM

When the world had a great big virus, we just kept dancing.
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Posted 29 January 2020 - 04:40 AM

Latest news
 
 
12 minutes ago
Hong Kong suspends trains to China as borders close
 
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Wuhan coronavirus continues its global spread with more than 6,000 cases
By Helen Regan and Steve George, CNN
 
Updated 11:18 p.m. ET, January 28, 2020
 
The latest numbers: 
At least 132 people are dead and almost 6,000 cases have been confirmed in 
mainland China, as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across Asia and the rest of the world. 
 
China on lockdown: Nearly 60 million people are under partial or full lockdowns in Chinese cities.
 
Outside of China: There are more than 70 confirmed cases in 17 places outside of China, 
including at least five in the US. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised 
its travel precautions for China to its highest level.
 
Evacuations: Several countries, including the US and Japan, are flying out their citizens from Wuhan China.
 
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#6 OFFLINE   Bob Renoir de Monet

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:51 AM

I heard there are more than 500 people died already...
Or even bigger number

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:03 AM

I'm finding the spread of the virus really interesting. This isn't going to be the one to wipe out massive populations, like millions, but now we know the one that will, which will have a higher mortality rate, will spread really damn quick and it's quite scary.
I'm not worried but I'm taking precautions, like washing my hands whenever I can. Even though I'm healthy and very unlikely to die if I had it, I'd hate to spread it to someone that does die.
I hope everyone realises this and gets used to being really on point with hygiene.

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:14 AM

So what do we think about the virus being a bioweapon and/or leaking from the lab located 20miles from where the outbreak started?
I’ve been reading some wild conspiracies online lol
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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:41 AM

So what do we think about the virus being a bioweapon and/or leaking from the lab located 20miles from where the outbreak started?
I’ve been reading some wild conspiracies online lol

 

Paranoia and sinophobia tbh. So much surrounding this is, e.g. that it started because Chinese people eat """crazy""" food. The virus isn't that deadly. Way less deadly than sars. The symptoms are pretty much what you get if you get the flu or a bad cold, and most of the people who have died from it are elderly (and would have a high chance of dying from the flu / a cold). I think the most important things to do are a) use it as a reminder to keep good hygiene, especially around babies / the elderly, and b) use it as an opportunity to educate yourself on sinophobia and how outbreaks like this become racialised (think ebola), and keep your friends and relatives in check if they show those sentiments. There are really horrific stories about how asian people were treated with the outbreak of sars. 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:19 PM

yea, i had a moment of being really worried but i'm not too worried now tbh. it seems to act like the common flu, which already kills thousands of people every year but no one talks about that. the only problem is that i work in a very very public-facing job, and i have a very weak immune system so.... yikes hahah


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:26 PM

I really want a real pandemic to happen. Too many people on earth destroying the earth. Time to get rid of some of them.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:29 PM

I really want a real pandemic to happen. Too many people on earth destroying the earth. Time to get rid of some of them.

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

four new cases in the UAE


this reminds me of one of the epidemics i created on Plague Inc.  :runs:


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:48 PM

I researched it the other day and woke up at 4am drenched in sweat because of a nightmare related to it... 3 cases in france last time I checked :(


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:13 PM

I researched it the other day and woke up at 4am drenched in sweat because of a nightmare related to it... 3 cases in france last time I checked :(

a fourth one was confirmed few hours ago 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:14 PM

a fourth one was confirmed few hours ago 

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:24 PM

I researched it the other day and woke up at 4am drenched in sweat because of a nightmare related to it... 3 cases in france last time I checked :(

i'd try not to worry too much - lots of people have recovered, it's mainly babies, older people and people with serious pre-existing health conditions that will be badly affected. of course that's awful too, but as many as 61,000 people die from the regular flu each year and nobody worries too much about that. just keep washing your hands as much as you can, take your vitamins and drink plenty of water  :)


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:28 PM

i'd try not to worry too much - lots of people have recovered, it's mainly babies, older people and people with serious pre-existing health conditions that will be badly affected. of course that's awful too, but as many as 61,000 people die from the regular flu each year and nobody worries too much about that. just keep washing your hands as much as you can, take your vitamins and drink plenty of water  :)

thank you for reassuring me, I appreciate :) I'm on anxiety medication and sometimes it just takes over me but I have too many things on my head to be worried about something like that


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:55 PM

Paranoia and sinophobia tbh. So much surrounding this is, e.g. that it started because Chinese people eat """crazy""" food. The virus isn't that deadly. Way less deadly than sars. The symptoms are pretty much what you get if you get the flu or a bad cold, and most of the people who have died from it are elderly (and would have a high chance of dying from the flu / a cold). I think the most important things to do are a) use it as a reminder to keep good hygiene, especially around babies / the elderly, and b) use it as an opportunity to educate yourself on sinophobia and how outbreaks like this become racialised (think ebola), and keep your friends and relatives in check if they show those sentiments. There are really horrific stories about how asian people were treated with the outbreak of sars. 

 

i'd try not to worry too much - lots of people have recovered, it's mainly babies, older people and people with serious pre-existing health conditions that will be badly affected. of course that's awful too, but as many as 61,000 people die from the regular flu each year and nobody worries too much about that. just keep washing your hands as much as you can, take your vitamins and drink plenty of water   :)

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:33 PM

i know it's not that serious, (for myself anyway, i'm an otherwise healthy teen thankfully) but i'm a huge hypochondriac and i'm def scared of catching it






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