Anaxagoras wrote: ↑Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:20 amI wonder if it's worse that a typical flu virus. Just how concerned should we really be about it?
I guess that means they're still trying to determine that. I know there have been deaths from this, but lots of people die every year from the flu too.The new coronavirus appears to cause symptoms like fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and other respiratory symptoms. It causes severe illness in around a quarter of cases, and can be deadly. Public health officials are working to understand how dangerous this virus is, how fast it’s spreading, and how to contain it. As that work continues, the virus is causing anxiety around the world.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/24/2108 ... cdc-spread
My question as well.
I’m not usually too worried about these things. But I just read that China is trying to quarantine something like 40 million people in the Wuhan region. WTF? That sounds kind of serious. (Ha. Ha.)
This comes of course right in the middle of final exams and, even worse, entrance exam season where I’m supposed to walk all around among these coughing disease vectors, university revenue generators applicants.
Also, I’d sort of like to get on a plane when it’s all done.
Just the “media” pumping another “Summer of the Shark” type of story or is it really serious, stay away from airports at all costs?
If I suddenly stop posting, I guess we’ll know it was serious after all. Ha. Ha.
By the way, the Olympics are coming to Japan this summer. Ha. Ha.
ETA: This article now says 56 million in quarantine.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10817933/ ... own-china/