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SURVEY: Coronavirus -- danger or false alarm?

SURVEY: Coronavirus -- danger or false alarm?  

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The newly discovered Chinese coronavirus has made an appearance in Thailand.   It has also been found in Japan and some countries, including the US, is inspecting all arrivals from China at major airports.   Which option best describes your opinion on the virus and its impact specifically on Thailand and generally on the region.

 

 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143801-another-chinese-patient-with-new-coronavirus-quarantined/?tab=comments#comment-14964843 

 

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2 minutes ago, Inepto Cracy said:

Ha ha. Come to bangkok hospital and see all the sick people.

I speak from experience, as I am going through the screening process as I write this.

If you aren't dying from it, that sort of proves it's only another scare.

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Quick follow up, I have only pneumonia and flu, but with my medical history it will be drug resistant. Way too many applications of anti biotics, used in the past.

So yes, this new virus has the potential to take out quite a few people.

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1 hour ago, worgeordie said:

The worrying thing these Viruses can mutate,they

evolve ,I suspect one day there will be another

pandemic like the Spanish Flu, that killed millions

very quickly,and in reality not such a bad thing,

just Mother Nature thinning out an overpopulated

World,it needs wars or disease to keep population

in check.

regards worgeordie

 

 

There have been at least two Influenza pandemics since then (as well as many more "outbreaks").

 

But with far fewer fatalities because "the world" was a different place then, and it is better able to deal with them now.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_A_virus_subtype_H2N2#Asian_flu

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_A_virus_subtype_H1N1#Russian_flu

 

So don't get your hopes up too much (for a flu-based mass extinction).

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, zydeco said:

I think the government will be just as effective in dealing with this virus as they have been with burning and air pollution and water management and the drought. 

Maybe they could replicate the UK's stellar handling of Mad Cow disease (where the PM ate a hamburger on TV to reassure the public that all was well while herds of cows were being culled).

 

Or the way the US initially dealt with the HIV epidemic ... pretend  it didn't present a problem, while the president never admitted it even existed.

 

One wonders at the purpose of the survey. Whatever the prevailing opinion, is it expected that reality will in any way be effected. 

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47 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

Or the way the US initially dealt with the HIV epidemic

Had to stick "initially" in there, didn't you? Why? Because subsequently and quite quickly the US dealt with it extremely effectively. So, you really didn't make much of a point, did you?

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1 hour ago, Inepto Cracy said:

Quick follow up, I have only pneumonia and flu, but with my medical history it will be drug resistant. Way too many applications of anti biotics, used in the past.

So yes, this new virus has the potential to take out quite a few people.

Antibiotics cannot treat virus, so your previous use won't matter. 

 

But still, get well soon.

I'm currently blocked up with a cold, messed up one of my ear tubes, but getting better now.

Was in Vietnam last week where it started.

Oh my god maybe I've got it!

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