Paying Attention To Viruses?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Nemo, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Seems might be a good thing to learn something about this Corona starting its world tour. It is transferable before it become symptomatic.

    Nemo

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-dangerous-is-coronavirus

     
  2. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    Best I’ve retained: 14 days that you can have it with no symptoms and spread it. I imagine you would need a 14 day quarantine- no public meetings, school, etc. How’s the pantry stocked?
     

  3. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    No idea of mortality rate- don’t trust Chinese sources.
     
  4. atlsrt44

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    Sounds like a flu virus
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    SARS and MERS are also Corona Virii. They run between 10 and 40% fatalities.

    Nemo

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-dangerous-is-coronavirus

     
  6. atlsrt44

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  7. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    It's far too early to be speaking in terms of a pandemic disease. But the media lives on hype.

    BTW, if you decide to "beat the rush" and buy a bunch of those cheap face masks at Home Depot, don't. Most of them are made in China. Who knows what might be lurking in the packaging. And they aren't made for this purpose anyway. An N95 type respirator is what you want.
     
  8. AzB

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    Agreed. No need to panic yet.

    And if you're going to to the trouble of wearing an N95 mask, be sure to wear eyepro. Your eyes are mucous membranes too.

    Gloves aren't a bad idea either. But the mask by itself is essentially useless.
     
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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  10. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Quite true as you always see those pics of Chinese ambling about with those silly masks on.

    If you get to the point of needing a N95, you probably don't want to be running around anyway!
     
  11. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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  12. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Thats why you need to get an extra jar of peanut butter and box of bullets in the next day or so.

    Gotta have some to share when the folks from downtown Atlanta run out and stop by knocking on your door.

    Nemo
     
  13. GM404

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    A good reason to stay home, drink beer, and watch mindless TV.
     
  14. AzB

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    So... Business as usual?
     
  15. GM404

    GM404 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, pretty much. :)
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Fox News on satellite radio today - 4400 infected, 106 dead
     
  17. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    My wife and I had this discussion last night "Why in the world hasn't the USA stopped ALL flights from China?"
     
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  18. GM404

    GM404 Well-Known Member

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    It's too late, anyway.
     
  19. atlsrt44

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    Saw speculation that this is from their bio weapons lab in Wuhan. No proof of course. And none will be found
     
  20. jsaund22

    jsaund22 Ninjaneering Computers

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    It's the Kung Flu.