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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.

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

Coronavirus
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How dangerous is coronavirus?
By Louis Casiano | Fox News

Weeks after Chinese officials announced the outbreak of a new virus, over 2,700 people have been sickened and 80 have died, leading to questions of just how alarmed the public should be.

The coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, began at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. The illness is now said to be transferable between humans.

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Most coronaviruses cause mild symptoms such as the common cold that patients easily recover from. Other strains of the virus such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can cause pneumonia and possible death.

SARS killed 770 of 8,000 people infected in 2002-2003. MERS killed about three or four out of every 10 people infected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

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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?
 

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

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

Coronavirus
Published 4 days ago
Last Update 3 mins ago
How dangerous is coronavirus?

Weeks after Chinese officials announced the outbreak of a new virus, over 2,700 people have been sickened and 80 have died, leading to questions of just how alarmed the public should be.

. . .

Most coronaviruses cause mild symptoms such as the common cold that patients easily recover from. Other strains of the virus such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can cause pneumonia and possible death.

SARS killed 770 of 8,000 people infected in 2002-2003. MERS killed about three or four out of every 10 people infected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

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

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

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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.
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.
 

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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!
 

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

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