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SURVEY: Coronavirus -- danger or false alarm?

SURVEY: Coronavirus -- danger or false alarm?  

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21 minutes ago, Ireland32 said:

My idiot Oz friend if he coughs he runs to get antibiotics, this is a problem

This is a virus. Antibiotics won't help. Your friend must be an idiot. 🤔

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The authorities in all countries affected are covering their <deleted> just in case it becomes a major outbreak.

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I don't know any about the coronavirus.

But I read there are more sick people amongst us.

Here on TV, but also in the street and community (village in the city).

At home, 4 people and all sick. Three has heavy headache and two couching.

 

Not believing in the coronavirus be here, but possible the season of flu?

 

In all the years living here never had this, and never 2 or more people sick at same time, in home.

 

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It will have an impact...some people WILL die. 

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11 hours ago, BritManToo said:

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!

My humble apologies, I have been given Antiviral drugs as well as Antibiotics. The Antiviral drugs kill the virus and the Anti Bacterial drugs treat any secondary infection. After having had the fluid drained from my lungs, I am already feeling a lot better than I did yesterday morning. Thank you for get well soon BritManToo.

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Id worry a more about road accident, malaria, falling off balconies etc

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I suspect it will be a minor health problem with some countries acting out of an abundance of caution.   Those with weakened immune systems, elderly and probably a few other groups may be at greater risk.   

 

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This one won't be the apocalypse, but they'll keep on coming as long as Chinese mess around with wildlife in their markets and something stronger gets out.

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well 3 cities have been shut down now and they are stopping people travelling, more deaths and severe cases. They are saying it is likely from bats or snakes but as chines people eat bats its not surprising, thai authorities need the get serious as WHO is getting more concerned with how fast it is spreading and the rising death toll

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I voted for the second option as China seems to have woken up and taken impressive actions to tackle the spread of the virus before it got completely out of hand. That being said, 11 million people in Wuhan, Lunar New Year and knowing how little Chinese people understand and care about scientific medical facts and advice, I still consider the situation to be very severe, especially considering the virus has already spread significantly outside the lockdown regions and the fact that all levels of Chinese society is infamous of not telling the truth about just about anything.

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On 1/19/2020 at 3:34 PM, 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.

 

i'm sorry to hear that you are unwell and hope you recover quickly ... I'm not a health professional but my understanding ...

 

YES - the offspring of bacteria that survive antibiotic treatment tend to be more resistant to that antibiotic (a factor here is the large number of people who do not complete the entire course of antibiotics)

 

NO - your individual history of taking antiobiotics does not affect the effectiveness of any antibiotics you take in future. It is the bacteria that have the resistance (or not) and if you or i or anyone else is infected by that bacteria, we all have about the same chance of a given antibiotic being effective against it!

 

Maybe next time you talk to your doctor you can set your mind to rest about your previous use of antibiotics ... one less thing for you to worry about ... i am confident your doctor will reassure you that it's fine for you to take prescribed antibiotics in future as long as you are sure to finish the entire course!! 

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On 1/19/2020 at 2:15 PM, rabas said:

Thai officials said there is no problem.

There is never a problem in Thailand if you believe what the authorities say.
At present there is no drug that cures this new disease;
and the confinement first of 11 million inhabitants and now of almost 50 million, so a larger area will in no way prevent this virus from spreading;
there are already cases reported in the USA, France and other European countries.
It's like that, it's life .. and death that goes with it ...

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On 1/20/2020 at 3:29 AM, englishoak said:

falling off balconies

especially if you live in Pattaya or Phuket;  :giggle:

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"It's likely to be quite dangerous and will have a significant impact on people. "

Is the only answer since it is obviously considered dangerous by authorities to implement measures to contain it, and has already significantly impacted tens of millions of people .   

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