COVID-19 (artist formerly known as Wuhan strain novel Corona virus)

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by IP, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    I’ve heard both and that it started way earlier than reported
     
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Well they aren’t the kinds of people that would know about deaths, but no way are there just 17,000 sick.

    Lots of reports coming out that they are out of testing kits. Out of hospital space. So lots of people seeking help are getting turned away and not counted. Lots of classifying things just as pneumonia for those that do get in.

    Also, this is a fast spreading, but slow acting bug, so that death rate is pretty misleading. They should compare how many have died to the number of known cases 2-3 weeks ago.
     
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I mean, does a nation of over a billion people need to shut down for 17,000 people ill?
     
  4. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Which provinces?

    I have some contacts northeast of Shanghai and they felt confident their province was reporting cases pretty well.

    The controls are crazy. Someone sick on your train car? Report them if you are loyal to the party. Everyone within your area is quarantined. The sick individual is Interviewed. All contacts for last t - 10 days are collected. They are then tested. Etc.
     
  5. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

  6. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Cynical of me, but I've always seen China's "rapid" response to their random respiratory illnesses as very effective population loyalty engineering.

    In a land of a billion people, a 2% fatality event would be hard to hide the bodies, even two weeks in.
     
  7. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Yeah I’ve been scratching my head on that one. I mean I get that it doesn’t take more than two weeks For that number to grow to more than 250,000 but still...
     
  8. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    The 2% fatality rate could be inflated if actual cases are much higher. But still it seems you would want to publicize the lower fatality rate rather than lower incidence rate.
     
  9. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I’m not really familiar with the different provinces. One of them knew people a little west of Wuhan. I’ve only had the kinds of conversations you wouldn’t want to steer too closely toward matters of illness and death.
     
  10. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    You are terrible at conversation. The first thing I like to ask people is when they're gonna check out, and how is their will structured? I usually follow up with color of poo, and consistency.
     
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  11. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    kpt's old college roommate warned me about people like you.
     
  12. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Like ice cream.
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I overheard on the plane yesterday that it is a Chinese biological weapon that got out into the public.
     
  14. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    I doubt that, because it would be a lot more deadly if it were.
     
  15. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    My father-in-law is convinced this is what happened.

    "You ain't heard shit about those protests over there since the virus started spreading."
     
  16. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Will you please tell President Trump to get off InfoWars.
     
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  17. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I don’t have any idea what relation this has to the outbreak, if any.

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  18. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    Wouldn't Corona virus be level 2 or 3? Not that they wouldn't possibly also have access to a level 4 lab.
     
  19. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    I don't think that's what it is either, but not all biological weapons are designed to kill fast or necessarily at all. There is a lot strategic value in having an opposing army or even populace slowly become infected and require medical care.
     
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  20. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    No idea.
     

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