CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) Thread

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  1. IanBoyd

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    And those companies all still depend on Chinese manufacturing. Your company used to order AC units from Chinese factory A but started ordering them from India instead? Well too bad that Indian factory still needs nuts and bolts for the AC unit from Chinese factory B, or the steel/aluminum/materials from Chinese factory C.
     
  2. Eric The Viking

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    Not enough bad can happen to these people
     
  3. jplaYa

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  4. BWC

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  5. IanBoyd

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    Wuhan and Hubei in general will be fucked for basically an entire generation now, even after the virus is over with, that place is going to carry a Chernobyl type stigma from outsiders, unless some dumbass new social media challenge trend happens (like with, ironically enough, Chernobyl) and morons decide to swarm the place for "teh lulz", tourism, workforce recruiting from outside etc will be devastated for decades there.
     
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  6. BWC

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    Yep, the only thing that might soften the blow is the nature of the Chinese people, but that collectivist nature will be tested by the germophobe tendencies. I think most there even recognize how there's not much to be done to stave off the stink of having a nasty virus named after your city. People aren't going to call it COVID-19 in 20-30 years.
     
  7. allothersnsused

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    Flying back from our honeymoon in June and connecting through Beijing. I've felt like a lot of this has been overhyped, but it's getting to the point that I cancelled that flight and booked a different one through Korea.
     
  8. BWC

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    Not a bad idea given our State Department
     
  9. shaolin5

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    (South Korean military)
     
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    Somehow I ended up on this incredibly well written (has to be fake) post on reddit.

     
  11. BWC

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    "I have a doctorate from a leading university in a western country, which is why I am able to write my account in English"

    :edmond:
     
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  12. BWC

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    Lol at the deep state stanza...
     
  13. bwi2

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    Who has time to write that much bullshit?
     
  14. BWC

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    Q is so global
     
  15. Handcuffed

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    /r/nosleep is a fiction subreddit. that's not supposed to be imitating facts.
     
  16. BWC

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    Didn't need to know this to realize that, but I did see that at the bottom after I made my first reply. Might be hitting 1.000 on China boogaloo items.
     
  17. Corky Bucek

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    Edit: Looks like it was covered that no sleep is some dumbass fiction subreddit
     
  18. Aaron Hernandez

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    There’s Wuhan virus fan fiction now?
     
  19. Doc Louis

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    Q people don't have regular jobs so, them... Damnit two hours too slow.
     
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  20. IanBoyd

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    If user Wu is any indication, the most popular ship is prolly with Brie Laryngitison
     
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  21. The Banks

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    Disagree. You have to be highly undereducated to think that you have a higher risk of getting sick in the future in Wuhan/Hubei.
     
  22. BWC

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    Sadly, that's the world we live in. The stigma will be real.
     
  23. The Banks

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    I was speaking to the outside world (outside China). I dont see the Chinese population changing their behavior much because of this. Just over-reactionary outsiders that dont understand epidemiology or statistics in general.
     
  24. BWC

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    It will be interesting. I already posted this, but the push to support will likely outweigh the germophobic tendencies of the Chinese, at least that's my gut instinct. The collectivist nature should also help. I think it's fair to say there will be a stigma that will have a nonzero impact though.
     
  25. IanBoyd

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    The majority of my family still lives in China, the stigma associated with Wuahn/Hubei from within China is very real.
     
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    What about how this world operates would lead you to believe the majority of people are rational and/or intelligent beings?
     
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    Jack Ryan season 3 sounds dope
     
  28. RonBurgundy

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    South Korean outbreak due to religious service.

    Enough cases that they’ll have a pretty tough time quarantining it, but this should be a good test of a “first world country’s” ability to manage a small outbreak.
     
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  29. BWC

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    I've managed to miss where it happened in RSK? I'm flying through Incheon on my way back next weekend.
     
  30. Lyrtch

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  31. Prospector

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  32. BWC

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  33. The Banks

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    Right but we are talking years down the road not right now.
     
  34. timo

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    spent a week or so there back in 2001. beautiful mountain skyline there. :twocents:
     
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  35. herb.burdette

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    I had Chinese for lunch.
     
  36. BWC

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    What did the scum at tOSU do this time?
     
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  37. herb.burdette

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  38. IanBoyd

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    Right because if there is one thing we know about people, its that they move on and don't hold prejudices.
     
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  39. shaolin5

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    34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the US

    From CNN's Michael Nedelman

    There are 34 people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States, according to an announcement Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    This includes 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 13 US cases.

    "We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don't believe those numbers accurately represent the picture of what is happening in the community in the United States at this time," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday.

    About the cases: The 21 repatriated include 18 former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Japan, plus three who had been previously evacuated from China. There are 10 additional passengers among the Diamond Princess evacuees who tested positive for the virus in Japan, and who Messonnier said will likely be added to the official US count once the Japanese test results have been adjudicated.

    The 13 US cases include seven in California, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington state, one in Arizona, two in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Among these cases, there are two instances of person-to-person transmission, one in Illinois and one in California.

    The 13th US case was confirmed overnight in Humboldt County, California. County officials offered few details but said a close contact with symptoms was also undergoing testing, and both are self-isolating at home.
     
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  42. AHebrewToo

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  43. Handcuffed

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    Things have gotten bad in Italy, beyond what's happening in Iran, SK, Japan, and other places



    they don't even have a confirmed patient zero in Italy yet
     
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  44. BWC

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    Italy is racist as fuck, not really a surprise
     
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  45. RonBurgundy

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    Yeah it’s a pandemic. I know they say there’s a window to still confine it, but I think that ship has sailed.

    On the bright side, these mysterious cases popping up make it really likely there’s a ton of non-symptomatic or minimally symptomatic infections we aren’t catching, lowering the real mortality rate.

    old and sick people remain fucked though.
     
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  46. IanBoyd

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    So a bit of personal story I guess

    My cousin is a doctor in Beijing, her current assignment has her serving as a physician in a white collar minimum security prison (think disgraced government officials, money laundering CEOs etc) so the amenities and such aren't that bad. Typically she'd work there a week, come home for a week, then rotate with someone else, kind of like on an oil rig.

    When the virus outbreak started, first they decided to quarantine her and her co-workers for 2 weeks at home, then work 2 weeks on 2 weeks off. She finished her quarantine period a couple of days ago and went to work, but I heard from my uncle yesterday that they've now decided to infinitely quarantine everyone, meaning every doctor that was at home stays at home and everyone already in the facility stays there "until further notice".

    The feel I got from my uncle and her is that this is going to last at minimum 2-3 months if not longer. So its pretty stressful, not to mention her daughter (my niece) is only 2 years old and is currently staying with my aunt and uncle in Shenyang and won't be able to see her mom for who knows how long.

    No one I know of in China has gotten the virus but the situation is pretty shitty. The conspiracy peeps from Mainland are throwing around the idea that the virus was developed by people, but no one thinks the Americans did it, they think its from the communist government and lost contain of it.
     
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  47. BWC

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    This seems odd as hell. Much more odd than any other anecdotes I've heard. Why would they do such a thing in Beijing at this point?