January 29, 2020, 02:34:20 AM

Author Topic: Politics and other ailments of the real world  (Read 301921 times)

Offline Rostum

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3480 on: January 23, 2020, 12:57:19 PM »
Corona virus or at least this iteration of it is not going to reach epidemic status anywhere. The reason it travels is simply that people and goods do. a real world killer is going to have a long incubation period or show mild (say common cold like symptoms) for a couple of weeks then hit you with the real vial payload.

Inky I would be more concerned with looking both ways when crossing the road.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3481 on: January 23, 2020, 01:04:27 PM »
Also, as long as your basic health is decent and you have access to a hospital, viral pneumonia won't kill you.

It will suck because you can't actually treat the disease, only alleviate some of the symptoms. But it won't kill you.
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Offline Bender

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3482 on: January 23, 2020, 03:01:42 PM »
There is once case in Seattle too. Made it to this side of the world!  :(
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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3483 on: January 24, 2020, 10:41:21 AM »
This feels an awful lot like the media stirring up a panic for the sake of clicks. No, it's not good that people have died, but the scale of fatalities so far is really low. There are plenty of other things to worry about in life.
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Offline Bender

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3484 on: January 24, 2020, 04:32:26 PM »
This feels an awful lot like the media stirring up a panic for the sake of clicks. No, it's not good that people have died, but the scale of fatalities so far is really low. There are plenty of other things to worry about in life.

I don't think so. Chinese govt has been taking drastic measures and more than 50m people have been preventatively quarantined. Some chinese companies in NY have proactively asked their staff who have visited china in past month to self quarantine and work from home as much as possible.

This does have the capacity to become a epidemic and I think being a bit scared is probably a good thing. Better safe than sorry.
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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3485 on: January 24, 2020, 06:56:08 PM »
This feels an awful lot like the media stirring up a panic for the sake of clicks. No, it's not good that people have died, but the scale of fatalities so far is really low. There are plenty of other things to worry about in life.

I don't think so. Chinese govt has been taking drastic measures and more than 50m people have been preventatively quarantined. Some chinese companies in NY have proactively asked their staff who have visited china in past month to self quarantine and work from home as much as possible.

This does have the capacity to become a epidemic and I think being a bit scared is probably a good thing. Better safe than sorry.

Perhaps. I just remember the original bird flu business ultimately coming to nothing.
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3486 on: January 25, 2020, 07:42:51 AM »
This feels an awful lot like the media stirring up a panic for the sake of clicks. No, it's not good that people have died, but the scale of fatalities so far is really low. There are plenty of other things to worry about in life.

I don't think so. Chinese govt has been taking drastic measures and more than 50m people have been preventatively quarantined. Some chinese companies in NY have proactively asked their staff who have visited china in past month to self quarantine and work from home as much as possible.

This does have the capacity to become a epidemic and I think being a bit scared is probably a good thing. Better safe than sorry.

+1 for this. China is definitely taking it seriously, since the outbreak happened on their home turf. People who lived in countries further away from the starting point of an outbreak felt less of an impact whenever things like these happened, so it would be understandable that they would comment as if nothing remarkable is happening, while in facts things are escalating at quite a speed. Less exposure in local media = less knowledge = less attention, I'd reckon.