Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

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Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by ochotona » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:45 pm

I'd like to hear from Dr. Sophie about this one.
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by sophie » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 am

I don't know any more than you do. Sounds like it could be a new SARS. I do get regular notices from NYS DOH and will pass on any relevant info.
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by Cortopassi » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:31 pm

I've never really understood how they get their numbers, but currently, supposedly, 6,600 flu deaths this flue season so far.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

So why so much worry over a virus that has possible so far killed 3 to 6 people?
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Post by ochotona » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:38 am

300 sick, 5 dead... Very high fatality rate based on poor sampling but you work with what you know.
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by dualstow » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:32 pm

We had Chinatown restaurants all to ourselves in 2002.
This time, I'll probably just stay home. Wifey already canceled a spring flight.
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by sophie » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm

The coronavirus has started infecting people in the US (and by "people" I mean "one person"), so the official response has begun. So far, we got an email from our hospital about procedures to follow for people suspected of being sick. And, one of our division members cancelled a medical volunteer trip to China.

So far nothing much to do except probably don't jump on a plane to China. Although even if you did, your chances of getting sick are miniscule.
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Post by Smith1776 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:08 pm

My dad just cancelled his trip to China.

He was already within a hair's breadth of cancelling, and this news was just the last push.
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by drumminj » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm

Maddy wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:55 pm
And don't order anything from Amazon. >:D
ebooks are probably okay! 8)
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by ochotona » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:50 am

This could a black swan or the black swan for financial markets
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by dualstow » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:56 am

ochotona wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:50 am
This could a black swan or the black swan for financial markets
If people are already thinking about it and perhaps reacting to it, how can it be a black swan?
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Re: Wuhan, China Corona Virus 2020

Post by ochotona » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm

dualstow wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:56 am
ochotona wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:50 am
This could a black swan or the black swan for financial markets
If people are already thinking about it and perhaps reacting to it, how can it be a black swan?
I don't know what you're talking about... Invisible Swan? Of course people are reacting - that's the point. It came out of nowhere in days, and they're reacting
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