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CoronaVirus

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Obviously this is a serious issue to discuss, recently, I learned that the Chinese government is hiding the real figures of those infected by this virus,which the real figure is more alarming than the one given by the Chinese government.

Figure given by the Chinese government:

 17,000 infected

Real figure:

90.000 infected

Number of deaths:

  January 28   80+ deaths

February 3: 361 deaths (according to chinese government).


But it is already thought that there are already several thousand dead, that is something that can not be believed, from an epidemic happened to a pandemic,one prays that it will not become a global pendemic. 

Guys, get to thinking, what would happen if this happened in your country, how it would affect the economy, in hospitals, think how many people have left and entered the city of Wuhan (origin of the virus) please reflect.

Any member of Gamebanana who is from China, take care, lexon out.

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    I would not get worried. You got to think that, lets say "500" persons are nothing compared to the actual population of that country (Im not saying that those lives are nothing). If the country takes the necessary measures this should not be a major problem.

    I remember that people were desperate about the "bird flu"... The media were exagerating without shame.
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    I hope it's another media exaggeration or some pharmaceutical corporation's plan to boost its sales like it was with bird, swine and whatever other flu they came up with. I always wear my tinfoil hat so I'm always sceptical ;)
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    hey, in fact, according to some research, the common flu is usually more dangerous

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    As I understand it, it is not as deadly or as contagious as other viruses in the past. We also have improved controls, technology and communications (social media etc) to combat the infection rate compared to previous outbreaks. However, it has exceeded the death toll of SARS and China - an authoritarian state - may well be downplaying the numbers.

    As a global society we should not allow these environments where viruses can be transmitted between animals and humans to operate. Basically an unsanitary live animal market in China has now become a global problem.
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    I don't have much ideas about the Coronavirus arriving to my country other than the strong earthquake that has hit us. But as far as I know, I've read a theory about the Coronavirus not being that much deadly as we knew. Scientists are still working on understanding the virus.
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    2019-nCoV Realtime Update

    There's already 2 confirmed cases here in the Philippines. I don't know about its effect in economy or politics but as a father of 3, it is pretty scary.

    It could be the media sensationalizing the story to get more readers, and from there it might've just snowballed into something bigger. It could go the other way as well: Government covering up the real figures and how bad the situation really is. There's talk that there's a pathological lab in Wuhan and 2019-nCoV was a man made virus accidentally released so that might explain the cover up. I really don't know what to believe.

    Here's an infographic I found posted on Facebook. I'm still skeptical about it though it would be nice if it's true and the last items do make sense...


    I also read somewhere that garlic and plenty of water are good preventive measures and that the virus doesn't last long in hot environments. Again, it could be true or just someone trolling...
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    I'm just going to state a few things here:

    1.) it is quite scary because it is highly contagious through several different mediums including AIR.

    2.) 2019-nCoV can survive on a surface for 4-5 days in less than optimal conditions, and even longer in good conditions (for the virus)

    3.) it will be at minimum 6 months before we have a vaccine.

    4.) the regular flu is not more contagious, it is far LESS contagious. It is also far less deadly. 2019-nCoV mortality rate is between 1-3%, while the death rate of the flu is only .1%. that's a different of nearly 2000%...

    5.) a person who contracts the virus sometimes doesn't know they have the virus for 2 weeks, this is called the incubation period - during this time most viruses are not contagious, but this strand of coronavirus is. This means completely healthy people can bypass quarantine/screening areas and infect others in different regions later on.

    I hope this makes you guys a little more knowledgable about the current state of the virus.
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    Exaggeration and misinformation make the public panic even though it barely does anything. Lets do some math.
    Lets take the death count to the most. Let say it is something like 2000 people. Alright. Now lets take the entire population of the world. Lets take that to the minimum (7 billion). This would mean that only 0.00002857 percent of the entire earth died because of the nCoV. Also, that makes only 2.222 percent of the infected people died to nCoV. Now lets look at something like the common cold. Each day, in the USA alone, the average death rate for the common cold is 98. Lets find the nCoV`s death rate and compare it. Since the two death counts you gave us are a week apart, lets subtract the bigger one than the smaller one. Lets take the 80+ as 100. 361 - 100 = 261. Lets divide 261 by 7 to find the death rate per day. That makes it 37 deaths per day from nCoV. That`s a difference of 52 deaths per day! Misinformation in the media is common. To check for misinformation, just search it. Look at more reliable sources other than your anti-vaccine facebook group. Exaggeration puts a forced perspective on you, making you panic. I know that nCoV is spreading fast, but it is still not as fast as the common cold. If you still are scared, think about how many doctors are working to make a cure for nCoV. Think how hard they are working. This isn`t the easy difficulty of Plague. Inc, doctors do work in real life.
    TL;DR nCoV is actually more harmless than the common cold.
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