Nasty virus on the way.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RL52, Jan 23, 2020.

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  1. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    No it hasn't. The mortality rate of the 1918-19 Spanish 'flu epidemic is estimated at 12-20%.

    There are ~800 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 26 of which have been fatal.

    Unbunch your panties ladies :rolleyes:

    <edit> Using the Daily Fail as a reliable news source is akin to using the National Enquirer for same.
     
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  2. RL52

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    Talk about fortuitous timing for an emerging virus

    Flu season, people fall ill or worse while virus rages on.

    First cases were in December.

    Update: Now in 22 States?
     
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    The Spanish Flu had a mortality rate of about 2% in the U.S and U.K. The rate world wide is not known for certain but is estimated to have been approximately 10%.

    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/1/05-0979_article

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/1918-pandemic-history.htm

    "An estimated one third of the world's population (or ≈500 million persons) were infected and had clinically apparent illnesses (1,2) during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic. The disease was exceptionally severe. Case-fatality rates were >2.5%, compared to <0.1% in other influenza pandemics (3,4). Total deaths were estimated at ≈50 million (57) and were arguably as high as 100 million (7)."
     
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    dad and brother have it, i got hit with it yesterday.

    We work together and are currently renovating a storefront, the business owner went to a wedding last weekend and then was out Wednesday and Thursday sick... I think I know where we got it from.
     
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    Air travel.. A sure fire recipe for the spread of a virus..
     
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    Hope you feel better soon! I stayed home again today... the sun is out which makes me want to be outside!
     
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    Sad stuff. I suspect at some time with travel so easy there will be a global pandemic. I wonder if my swine flu vaccination from 1976 will protect me?
     
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    France has now reported it's first two cases.

    @Bones: If Wuhan makes it to 250,000+ cases from 830 in under two weeks, that is most certainly a big deal.
     
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    Thanks, I'm not too bad right now. Luckily, i think its a mild flu. My body ached so bad this morning, it took me 20 minutes to get out of bed, but with some ibuprofen, i'm way better.

    Hope you have a speedy recovery!
     
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    One possible at Tennessee Tech and 3 possible in New York.
     
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    And that's only what they're telling us.
     
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    Something like 80% of the frozen meals in our grocery stores are made in China and vacuum sealed. If a global pandemic started in China and took hold it would spread faster than ever before but people would also be notified faster than ever before. Knowing about it wouldn't help if everyone punched a fork through the plastic seal on their microwave dinners at the same time. :eek:
     
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    So let’s see...

    I could eat a preservative laden frozen microwaveable meal from China, that is laced with a deadly virus.

    OR

    eat a fresh salad, made with Romaine from North America, laced with potentially deadly E. coli.

    My choices aren’t what I would call optimal.:rolleyes:
    Waiter! Check, please.
     
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    E. coli wiped out our local produce frozen meals a few weeks ago. The frozen blue berries and bagged salad is also on rotation for recall due to e coli. Strange that the Chinese stuff has not been recalled. The toxins in it must prevent certain bacteria from forming.
     
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    e. coli is a bacteria, not a virus. I don't know if this new virus can survive being frozen, but I do know some viruses can.
     
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