NSR: Coronavirus: A global Pandemic?

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  1. dapip

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    Despite all the containment efforts and quick action, there have been many cases, many deaths due to COVID-19 virus, and it's still spreading. Scientists forecast an infection rate of between 40 to 70%, people that is infected, experience a 1-2% death rate has been assumed and if that's the case, it would be as deathly as the Spanish Flu. Are we in front of a global pandemic?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/



    Containment is the first step in responding to any outbreak. In the case of COVID-19, the possibility (however implausible) of preventing a pandemic seemed to play out in a matter of days. Starting in January, China began cordoning off progressively larger areas, radiating outward from the city of Wuhan and eventually encapsulating some 100 million people. People were barred from leaving home, and lectured by drones if they were caught outside. Nonetheless, the virus has now been found in 24 countries.

    Despite the apparent ineffectiveness of such measures—relative to their inordinate social and economic cost, at least—the crackdown continues to escalate. Under political pressure to “stop” the virus, last Thursday the Chinese government announced that officials in Hubei province would be going door-to-door, testing people for fevers and looking for signs of illness, then sending all potential cases to quarantine camps. But even with the ideal containment, the virus’s spread may have been inevitable. Testing people who are already extremely sick is an imperfect strategy if people can spread the virus without even feeling bad enough to stay home from work.


    Lipsitch predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said. As with influenza, which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions and of older age, most cases pass without medical care. (Overall, about 14 percent of people with influenza have no symptoms.)

    Lipsitch is far from alone in his belief that this virus will continue to spread widely. The emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this outbreak is a new seasonal disease—a fifth “endemic” coronavirus. With the other four, people are not known to develop long-lasting immunity. If this one follows suit, and if the disease continues to be as severe as it is now, “cold and flu season” could become “cold and flu and COVID-19 season.”
     
  2. ceezmad

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  3. ceezmad

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  4. Yoshou

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    Bad news people with beards! Time to whip out the razors and go with the goattee since any hair on the midpoint between sideburns and mouth interferes with the seal of a facial respirator.

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  5. dapip

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  6. diablodelsol

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    So can I post tweets in this thread? I can make it a meme and throw in a Sanders comment if needed

     
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  7. Dr. Wankler

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    Trump is apparently going to hold a news conference. Curious as to the tone and approach.
     
  8. dapip

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    Nah. Pretty predictable:

    Nothing to worry about, we have the best people on it. Also, Dems and the MSM are trying to create panic because we have the best stock market ever. People tells me: "Sir, you are doing the bestest job ever to contain the CARONAVIRUS"
     
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  9. NORML

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    Don't forget plugging Jim Bakker's colloidal silver
     
  10. Dage

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    Iran gets crushed by Corvid 19 and thus the whole of central Asia and the Near East. The regime tried to manipulate the case numbers and probably over 20k people are already infected. What a mess of a country
     
  11. Q*bert Jones III

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    I'll be pleased if he can manage not to cite the Protocols of the Elders of Zion explicitly.
     
  12. Coyote-Trickster

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    Rack'em
     
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  13. dapip

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    Iran invented messed up health crises ...
     
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  14. dapip

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    Don’t worry, the free market will take care of the crisis:


     
  15. JamesA

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    But, I thought when the climate warms up and the sun shines in April, that will deal with the outbreak.

    That's what Dear Leader assured us a few weeks ago.
     
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  17. JamesA

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    This press conference is ********ing hilarious.

    It's basically been one giant ass licking about how great Dear Leader is and how everyone decision he has made about the situation has been absolutely perfect and spot on.
     
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  18. diablodelsol

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    It’s many things. Hilarious is not a word I’d choose to describe it
     
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  19. Dage

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    [​IMG]

    how the guy is ill himself but still denies the whole thing. That's as stupid as the propaganda guy of Saddam in 2003.
     
  20. NORML

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    #20 NORML, Feb 26, 2020
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    How'd this guy get to ask the first question?

    edit: ok go back to the guy from India, the rest of these questions are seem to be just egging him on to make some wild statement.
     
  21. JamesA

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    The thing is, there is no real way to contain this. The incubation period is so long, and with it being contagious before symptoms show, there is no way to stop it's spread.
     
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  22. diablodelsol

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    In the middle of this cluster******** of a press conference


    Is now an appropriate time to say ******** everyone that didn’t vote for Hillary in 2016? Asking for a friend.
     
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  23. VFish

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    So suddenly no one is laughing at the preppers.
     
  24. JamesA

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    Preppers won't be able to do shit. Can't prep against something you can't see.
    The look on that ladies face behind him :eek::laugh:
     
  25. Dr. Wankler

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    #25 Dr. Wankler, Feb 26, 2020
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    I keep about a week's supply of drinking water and a bit more in MREs. The former comes in handy when the water is runnng dirty becaus of a break somewhere, and the latter gets cycled out whenever I go on a long hike.

    Not sure how it will help with an epidemic, tnough.

    Edit: well, except for not having to leave my house until everyone is dead who's going to die.
     
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