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Coronavirus

antman

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That doctor is a fact machine!

Curious choice of words in a couple of places. "The patient who impressed me the most...", and "Her husband decided to give up". Decided not to spend any more money on treatment?
Yes, could be translation issues as I imagine it's gone from Mandarin to English. I think the husband probably "gave up" as he would have to have borrowed more money from relatives etc. I imagine 39K USD is a lot of money for most mainland Chinese people. "Impressed" could mean "pleasantly surprised" or something.
 
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antman

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Continuing on, so the pattern seems to be you get sick, flu symptoms - you either get better in two weeks or you get worse in the second week. Then you become critical and chances of mortality go up to 4-5%, if you can't breathe and your immune system goes on the fritz then it's the ICU for you and 15% chance of mortality. If you go into severe immune response and organ failure then you are pretty much screwed.

Where I am in Indonesia now they are still claiming no cases, which I find very hard to believe given many people have returned from China and the large volume of travel from here and other countries in the region. Could be a failure to diagnose with poor testing, or a cover-up, or both. I'd expect to see cases here very soon given population density.
 

Tigers of Old

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A vaccine 'may be ready in 18 months'..according to WHO.
Look at the damage this virus has done in one month.
 

eZyT

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'Wuhan flu' works for me. I don't care for our Chief Medical Officer's PC-ness.
Heres how my brain works,

the first thing I thought of when I read COVID-19

was a highlight reel of Trent Cotchin last successful premiership campaign.
 
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Baloo

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A vaccine 'may be ready in 18 months'..according to WHO.
Look at the damage this virus has done in one month.
I'm currently under "split ops" at work. 50% in the office, 50% working from home. Not sure my marriage will cope with working from home if this drags on for months
 
Jun 4, 2006
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44,852 cases
1,113 deaths (2.48%)
8,242 severe (18%)
4,536 recovered (10%)

Spread definitely declining in China, but the number of dead and seriously ill is chugging along. Measures appear to be working, but they won't want to release the pressure too early.

Edit - Following 2pm bump:

45,171 cases
1,115 deaths (2.47%)
8,216 severe (18%)
4,794 recovered (11%)
 
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eZyT

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I'm currently under "split ops" at work. 50% in the office, 50% working from home. Not sure my marriage will cope with working from home if this drags on for months
Just get your wife to stash the '17 and '19 GF DVD's somewhere that you'lle never find them and you should be fine.

I actually reckon they should rebrand the 'Victory Packs' as 'Working from Home'
 

MD Jazz

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Coronavirus emergency 'holds a very grave threat' for world - WHO

The WHO has certainly changed their tune from as little as 3 weeks ago. Been a long month..

Now given the official generic name of COVID-19.

In better news still only 15 cases reported in Australia which has been stable for many days now & no deaths.
You need to slow down with your disaster outlook, you're gonna need months of therapy soon if you don't stop with the negative vibes.

New cases are declining outside of Hubei, and have been since 2nd Feb.

Getting back to work will be slow and there are rigorous requirements being placed on the factories - below is a summary of requirements we received from one supplier. But they will be getting back to work, albeit slowly and in reduced numbers.


Local county is planning to let large scale factory to come back to work first,

……………... has sent the application for resuming work.

To resume the work, factories need to meet:

1/ One mask each worker each day

2/ Five days or more preparation medical disinfectant, book recording for each cleaning, twice a day.

3/ prepare Gun thermometer for each 100 worker, book record twice a day for each worker.

4/ written Plan as for how to have lunch in canteen.

5/ written Plan as for how to isolate each working position as far as possible.

6/ Only local workers (no history to be out of city within two weeks) can come back to work. Each city has checking point, for people from other cities, if body temperate is not normal at checking point, they will be sent to hospital right away, if the temperature is normal, they need to be self-isolated at home or dormitory for at least two weeks (at checking point, they need to describe clearly where to be self-isolated, and local authority will check each day on them), and get certificate from local authority before to work.

7/ if one worker is found to be virus infected, then the whole workshop or factory’s people will be isolated for two weeks, that could be a disaster.
 

Tigers of Old

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You need to slow down with your disaster outlook, you're gonna need months of therapy soon if you don't stop with the negative vibes.
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like everything will be fine now you're here to save the world. Has WHO been in touch?
 
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Well. It's not influenza. And it's not only in Wuhan. So, I'd like to say it's not completely wrong, but...
It kickstarted in Wuhan. Likewise, Ebola and Zika are place names. But the politically correct WHO has since made new rules to forbid this method of naming.

And if you don't develop the serious version, symptoms are like those of the 'flu. But we can simply call it 'Wuhan' to satisfy the pedants. Two syllables are easier than co-ro-na-vi-rus.
 
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SARS, Bird Flu, MERS didn't have place names
They weren't front and centre in the news, either. Not like this one. Think MERS is ongoing. Even that is identified with a region (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).

The three flu pandemics of last century were widely known as Spanish flu, Asian flu and Hong Kong flu but are now referred to as H1N1, H2N2 and H3N2. I'm happy to leave the latter jargon to researchers.
 
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TigerMasochist

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SARS, Bird Flu, MERS didn't have place names
But then there's Spanish flu n Indian swine flu, African swine fever and probably a heap of other major virus out breaks that were colloquially named after the region they started in. There's always an official scientific / medical term for these things, it's only recently that it has become inappropriate to identify by colloquial name for something that occurs.
 
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Sintiger

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It kickstarted in Wuhan. Likewise, Ebola and Zika are place names. But the politically correct WHO has since made new rules to forbid this method of naming.

And if you don't develop the serious version, symptoms are like those of the 'flu. But we can simply call it 'Wuhan' to satisfy the pedants. Two syllables are easier than co-ro-na-vi-rus.
SARS was a coronavirus as was MERS and now this one.
coronavirus is a type of virus and they all get names. They have named this one.
It has got nothing to do with political correctness and it’s not a new rule.