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International Virus outbreak in China (and elsewhere)

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  1. Misanthropist Purple Belt

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    UPDATE: Tracking Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases (by WHO/Johns Hopkins CSSE)

    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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    Governments around the world have always struggled to stop the spread of disease, from the deadly swine flu which struck the globe in 2009, to ongoing attempts to rein in Ebola in West Africa.

    No health authority has ever tackled the challenge currently faced by China, however, as the country grapples with a new coronavirus just as hundreds of millions prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year period -- the largest annual human migration on Earth.

    During the Lunar holiday, people from across the country will cram themselves into homebound trains, buses and planes for family reunions. Others will take advantage of the time off to holiday overseas. Last year, close to 7 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad for Lunar New Year, according to state media.

    The holiday -- the most important in the Chinese calendar -- comes at the worst possible time for health authorities racing to contain the outbreak which has put the rest of Asia on alert.

    The virus, which was first identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, is known to have infected more than 200 people and spread to at least three other countries already. On Monday, China's National Health Commission confirmed that the Wuhan coronavirus can be passed from human-to-human and that medical staff had also been infected.

    The disclosure followed news that South Korea had confirmed its first case, making it the third country outside of China to detect the virus. The three cases previously confirmed overseas, two in Thailand and one in Japan, all involved people who had visited Wuhan.

    "One of the consequences of a more connected world is that outbreaks have the potential to spread internationally much more rapidly than was the case 50 years ago," said Mike Turner, director of science at the Wellcome Trust, a UK-based global health charity.

    More cases have also been reported within China, evidence that the outbreak has spread well beyond Wuhan, creating a risk of unpredictable further infection.

    As of Tuesday morning, five cases have been confirmed in Beijing, two in Shanghai, and 14 in the southern province of Guangdong -- all hundreds of miles from Wuhan. Additional suspected cases have been reported across the country, from eastern Shandong province to Sichuan province in the southwest.

    MORE: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/20/health/china-wuhan-coronavirus-lunar-new-year-intl-hnk/index.html

    Yet, none of them have temporarily halt Chinese from travelling to their countries yet.
     
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  2. Lovelyboy Banned Banned

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    Chinese stick uyghurs in concentration camps, kill, torture, rape and organ harvest.

    But Virus man bad!
     
  3. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Lesident Evil
     
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  4. JimmyFresno Banned Banned

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    China: The Communist gift that keeps on giving.
     
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    I’m gonna need legit Zombies at this point.
    Too many Pandemics never materialized.
     
  6. tonni POTY 2020 Banned

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    How bad was sars, really? 774 deaths seems like not that much for the amount of people exposed to it?
     
  7. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    I don’t get the hysteria over these diseases. More people are infected and die to the yearly flu we know is coming, but for some reason we need to Super on alert for this thing that has a few hundred cases.
     
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    Damn, glad I got out a month ago.
     
  9. Dober4 Banned Banned

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    774 deaths with 8000 people infected isn’t significant?

    you realize there are around 18,000,000 cases of the flu in the us alone with around 7000 deaths. I’m no math whiz but one of those viruses has the potential to be far more disastrous.
     
  10. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    Well the Chinese will fucking exterminate everyone infected and burn them. So there is that at least. Hellholes are good at one thing.
     
  11. tonni POTY 2020 Banned

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    Seems like it was contained pretty effectively.
     
  12. Mendacious Banned Banned

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    Private media needs your clicks
     
  13. Or, you know, this could happen...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
     
  14. Red Dragoniop LITT ROMNEY

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    Not surprising China is weird
     
  15. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    Hell holes ?

    You are gone man
     
  16. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    China is a hellhole
    Wtf metric are you using
     
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    Several consequent reports from China on some recovered SARS patients showed severe long-time sequelae. The most typical diseases include, among other things, pulmonary fibrosis, osteoporosis, and femoral necrosis, which have led to the complete loss of working ability or even self-care ability of these cases.
     
  18. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    A normal one , not one developed in a poison mind .
    My in-laws are from China, mother in law from Hong Kong , father in-law from the main land , lots of family from both , my father in law is no fan of the Chinese government but to call the entire country a hell hole is just ignorant.

    My wife teaches at a not for profit international school ( one of the United world colleges ) and has taught Chinese students from all economic backgrounds , we were house parents for years and got to live with some of these kids so I have a much better picture of what life is like in China than you could ever hope to have .

    But I'm sure you won't let facts get in the way of your hate.
     
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  19. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    Wow
    I mean I work with two Chinese women and have for almost twenty years. Also have been to Hong Kong three times, once before they went communist. So your third hand knowledge is fascinating on the topic and you should give ted talks on it.

    the country sucks

    this is just like saying Dubai is nice because you didn’t age on a slave when you went to their mall
     
  20. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    Oh it's got it's it's problems , never said it was paradise , you called it a hell hole which is moronic period .
     
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