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Nobody is saying the Wuhan Virus is a hoax, but what is dangerous is spreading panic. If people are sensible and healthy there is no issues. As usual the best and brightest the world has to offer are hard at work and will have a vaccine out in no time I'm sure.
Panic won’t help, but neither will downplaying real risks, or making false comparisons with other diseases.
It takes months and months and multiple phases of clinical trials before a vaccine can be approved. Then it has to be manufactured and distributed. A COVID-19 vaccine developed, licensed, and manufactured at a global scale in twelve months would be an unprecedented, remarkable, even revolutionary achievement. No other vaccine has come close to being developed that quickly. A year and a half or more is more likely.
 

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This is the deep state trying to take out Trump by destroying the economy.
Have you noticed everything is closing or is cancelled EXCEPT the filthy germ infested subway and mass transit systems... the darling of the anti-American Libs?

Oh, as of March 10th, the grand total of cases in the entire US is 647. Death toll is 25.
More folks choked to death on their breakfast sausage today than have died from corona.

You're being scammed... Wake the vuck up folks.
I was gonna post my opinion on it but @RamTest already stole my words.

No deals...the storm is coming.
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A COVID-19 vaccine developed, licensed, and manufactured at a global scale in twelve months would be an unprecedented, remarkable, even revolutionary achievement. No other vaccine has come close to being developed that quickly. A year and a half or more is more likely.
IF this occurs watch how fast the pharmaceutical industry changes..
 

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I won't lie, I'm currently in a state of panic.

Not because of the virus, but because in the Seattle area small businesses are already having to shutter and close down for good. After spending tons of money to open a new facility last summer, all of the common cost over-runs and how long government things take forcing opening late, my brewery isn't in a position to weather a long run of our taprooms being empty.

It's becoming a very serious thing, very fast. Many people you know, and yourself included will likely be affected by this.

If you have to get out and about, go to local places and spend your money there. Oh, and buy beer from the source, not the corporate grocery store chain!
 

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The fatality rate for the annual varieties of flu is about .1 percent of those that get infected. This covid-19 overall fatality rate is between 3 and 4%* -- 30 - 40 times higher. And as high as 15% for people 80+ years old.

In the U.S., about 40% of adults get the flu shot vaccination which helps tremendously to decrease spreading of the disease. The flu normally dies down in the warmer summer months in the northern hemisphere. But it seems countries in the southern hemisphere where it is currently the warm season, are still being affected by covid-19.

With covid-19, there is no vaccine and no natural resistance because it is a new virus (in the coronavirus family).

So if 1,000,000 people get infected with covid-19, 35,000 could die. If 10,000,000 get it, 350,000 could die. If all 70 million adults over 60 in the U.S. get it, 2.5 - 6 million could die.

Nobody should panic yet, but it needs to be taken very seriously. Containment and development of a vaccine is crucial.

The disinformation you're hearing out there, like "it's a hoax", is dangerous for everyone.

*source: World Health Organization

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This is where you really need to step back and look at your own numbers. Going by the chart you posted, if you remove the 80+ age bracket, the mortality rate plummets to 1.98%. What percent of the U.S. population is over the age of 80? Remove the 70-79 age group and it drops yet again to 1.18%. Also, your chart excludes people under the age of 10, so, what's that number? How does this chart compare to the seasonal flu mortality rates based on age brackets? This is always the issue with graphs and statistics. You can pull numbers and move things around, use graphs and charts and scale them in a certain way and say things in a certain way to get your point across.
 

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50 million died of flu in 1918 worldwide.

I'm waiting for Covid-20. Newer revisions usually have improvements.
 

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It does, but when you say "ITS KILLING US ALL!!!!" then, no, you need to break it down to actual numbers. if the 80+ age bracket has a 14.8% chance of dying, but they are only 10% of the population.... then no, not as worrying if the other 80-90% of the population only have a 1% or less chance.
 

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geesh you guys. those numbers are a moving target. as the infection rate spreads (again, blah blah, no known vaccine etc) due to the casual approach of some, the percentages will increase. sounds like the tobacco companies decades ago trying to use statistics to claim their products were low risk.......while racking in the millions. a month ago Seattle and Milan had totally different target numbers. a week later, they changed. reacting to something of this nature is hindsight and by the time the proof in numbers exist, it can be a much worse situation.

globally, nuclear fallout deaths are a pin drop....so there is nothing to worry about, eh? {laugh}
 

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Chinese CDC...from a country well established as a numbers scrubbing/polished entity to suit their needs. I have a good idea, from family members who are in their govt positions. Speak out to the contrary and you/family are reeducated, disappear, blacklisted and discredited. Same things happened to the first doctors raising alarm with China HIV and coronavirus. yeah, that China CDC. but yes, definitely, wash your hands ! :)
 

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I won't lie, I'm currently in a state of panic.
If you have to get out and about, go to local places and spend your money there. Oh, and buy beer from the source, not the corporate grocery store chain!

Not because of the virus, but because in the Seattle area small businesses are already having to shutter and close down for good. After spending tons of money to open a new facility last summer, all of the common cost over-runs and how long government things take forcing opening late, my brewery isn't in a position to weather a long run of our taprooms being empty.

If you have to get out and about, go to local places and spend your money there. Oh, and buy beer from the source, not the corporate grocery store chain!
Hopefully you can get some Happy Hour programs going, to get some folks in there after work. A guitarist in the corner, cheap or free bar hors doeuvres, discount drinks. You may not make any money, but if you stop the losses until this passes you should be okay.
Here in the Socialist Republik of Massachusetts, Happy Hours are banned by state law, so the bars are screwed.
It doesnt take long before businesses start closing in waves, and they will never reopen.

FOLKS GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES. NOW... NOT NEXT MONTH.


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one of the bright upsides around Seattle has been the ability to ride my motorcycle more enjoyably with the clearly diminished traffic. when I do, I try to patronize the smaller businesses as much as possible. it's almost like the Seattle I grew up in decades ago....small metropolitan city. no doubt the vehicle emission levels are lower, too. tragic that it is taking something like a pandemic to make this come about. you win some but much bigger losses all around.
 

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...but there's GOLD in them thar nostr'hills...!
 

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That's like today I was getting our weekly groceries since the better half is healing from shoulder surgery, I saw a woman pushing an overloaded cart FULL of Ramen noodles and canned chili.... I thought to myself, good luck eating all that crap when nothing happens! Lol.
 

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That's like today I was getting our weekly groceries since the better half is healing from shoulder surgery, I saw a woman pushing an overloaded cart FULL of Ramen noodles and canned chili.... I thought to myself, good luck eating all that crap when nothing happens! Lol.
It might be her regular diet.
If she had the telltale 2 racks of 48-count toilet papers, then you know it was doomsday food.
 
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