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3 minutes ago, Traubert said:

That figure is increasing rapidly as everybody sh**s themselves when they see a Chinese person.

Indeed! there will be a bounty on every Chinese head the way this is being driven! 

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8 minutes ago, CGW said:

Indeed! there will be a bounty on every Chinese head the way this is being driven! 

There are some that would advocate that among the colonial brethren here.

 

Disgusting racism on full display.

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49 minutes ago, MalibuJay said:

Have you ever seen restrictions on travel the size of what the Chinese are imposing now?  I haven't in my lifetime. 

There were a lot of travel warnings during SARS outbreak, difference then was the Chinese themselves travelled little, its only in recent years they have started to travel.

I was working offshore China during this period, before going offshore we had to spend four days in a hotel to check we were not carrying the virus, they were very though, a lot more than people realised at the time.

I was travelling to Singapore frequently also at the time, remember going through Changi and being virtually the only person in the terminal.

I doubt any other nation on earth would handle this as well as the Chinese have!

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19 minutes ago, CGW said:

I doubt any other nation on earth would handle this as well as the Chinese have!

I think North Korea has shut down it's borders completely. Benefits of communism, you can simply squash any resistance.

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On 1/27/2020 at 8:57 AM, webfact said:

Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, claims that person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus is “not easy”.

Saying this after over 800 have been infected and over 100 dead. Based on the numbers, his statement does not make sense to me; unless, he is trying to ease the mind of people who know nothing about what's going on with this virus and it relelation to world events

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2 minutes ago, curlylekan said:

Saying this after over 800 have been infected and over 100 dead. 

4,474 diagnosed and 107 dead are the current figures from JHU's dashboard (their sources are listed in the links in bottom right corner): https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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Just checked flightradar... Tens of flights to land in Phuket from China later tonight, 2 of which are from Wuhan! Not sure of the passenger load factor though 😐

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1 hour ago, Poppadom said:

Just checked flightradar... Tens of flights to land in Phuket from China later tonight, 2 of which are from Wuhan! Not sure of the passenger load factor though 😐

Wasn't Wuhan supposed to be in complete lockdown?

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7 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Wasn't Wuhan supposed to be in complete lockdown?

Way out of Wuhan now. A Thai woman in India is now said to be the first virus victim outside of China.

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3 minutes ago, zydeco said:

Way out of Wuhan now. A Thai woman in India is now said to be the first virus victim outside of China.

Say what?

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5 minutes ago, Salerno said:

Say what?

It's an Indian news source. Not sure how reliable those are. So make of it what you will. I have no way to judge its credibility. 

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A 32-year-old Thailand national, suspected to be suffering from Coronavirus, died in a private hospital in Kolkata on Monday.

Hospital sources said that the woman was admitted to the hospital at 11 pm on January 21 and transferred to the ICU with stomach problem, nausea and fever.

She left Thailand in late November and also visited Nepal before coming to India.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/coronavirus-outbreak-thai-woman-dies-corona-like-symptoms-in-bengal-hospital-1640781-2020-01-28

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Thai PBS has a report today saying the confirmed virus cases in Thailand has risen from 8 to 14 now... the 6 new cases all Chinese tourists.

 

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/six-new-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-in-thailand-all-hospitalised/

 

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Six additional cases of novel coronavirus 2019 infection in Thailand have been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14.
 

Public health permanent secretary Dr. Suhum Kanchanapimai told a news conference, at the Public Health Ministry today, that five of the six confirmed cases were members of the same Chinese family from Hubei province, who travelled to Thailand together, while the sixth, also a Chinese tourist, came from Chongqing municipality.
 

The five family members, aged from six to 60, were suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus upon their arrival in Thailand and isolated for two blood tests, which showed positive results.  They and the sixth were subsequently taken to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute for treatment.

 

 

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And Thai PBS likewise has a report from AFP predicting the virus debacle is going to be here for a long while and affect tens of thousands of people, based on their best estimates.

 

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/experts-say-virus-outbreak-will-last-months-at-least/

 

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The deadly new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, that has broken out in China will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.
 

“The best-case scenario, you would have something… where we go through the spring into the summer, and then it dies down,” Professor David Fisman, of the University of Toronto, who wrote an analysis of the virus for the International Society for Infectious Diseases, told AFP.

Said Prof Alessandro Vespignani, a professor at Northeastern University: “It’s not something that’s going to end the next week or the next month.” He is part of a group of researchers that manages an online dashboard about the outbreak.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, zydeco said:

Sounds a bit far fetched to me. This doesn't give me confidence in the article either:

 

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At least eight people have died in Thailand from deadly Coronavirus.

 

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3 minutes ago, Salerno said:

Sounds a bit far fetched to me. This doesn't give me confidence in the article either:

 

 

Well, we should know shortly. One way or the other. If true, this would be the intersection of China, India, and Thailand, all meeting in Nepal. The latter part could have been a rushed editor trying to get a scoop. But India???  I know. Which makes me all the more fearful if it does get to India. If you think China is incompetent handling this . . . .

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