Wuhan virus: 3 more confirmed cases in Singapore. 13 now.
#51
31-1-2020 10:39 AM
cowrider said:
The common flu kills about 500,000 people annually and nobody give a damn.

The kill rate of flu is very very low. The kill rate of wv is 3%. The kill rate of sar is more than 10%.
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#52
31-1-2020 10:46 AM
OLT said:
coz the mortiality rate is 0.1%.

Less than that.
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#53
But I think the kill rate for wv is much lower than 3%. Because many carriers of wv are unreported and china probably unreport the confirmed cases.
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#54
Assuming nobody announced Wuhan virus as if it didn't exist. Those death and infections will just be counted as common northern flu. Then it will just bump up the common flu death by insignificant %.

The spread will continue and people either have immune system learn how to handle the virus or drop dead. Then come the warmer months from May onwards, the flu season dies down. And life still goes on.

With internet and more information, that mode is disrupted, hence, you get today's situation. Unlike 17 years ago, or 170 years before.

So it's serious and not serious all in one. Just do your best and stay that way.
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#55
That's why I suspected it to be a bioweapons sabotage and it physically started in China but China ended with the deaths. Cities got locked down cos China likely deem this to be an attack.

We can observe one thing, bioweapons may not be that potent against communist China.
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#56
31-1-2020 10:52 AM
sticw said:
Assuming nobody announced Wuhan virus as if it didn't exist. Those death and infections will just be counted as common northern flu. Then it will just bump up the common flu death by insignificant %.

The spread will continue and people either have immune system learn how to handle the virus or drop dead. Then come the warmer months from May onwards, the flu season dies down. And life still goes on.

With internet and more information, that mode is disrupted, hence, you get today's situation. Unlike 17 years ago, or 170 years before.

So it's serious and not serious all in one. Just do your best and stay that way.

Precisely. Fear and the human tendency to incite panic travels faster than the actual virus itself.

Nature has its way to rebalance itself. Common sense will help a lot more than face masks.
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#57
Bioweapons work best against porous countries such as Singapore. Authorities need to learn from this episode and step in and step up earlier than later if it occurs in the future...
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#58
31-1-2020 8:25 AM
sgbuffett said:
One Simple question....why Singapore has more cases than Hong Kong which is closer to China?

you duno the simplest answer meh?
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#59
31-1-2020 10:52 AM
sticw said:
Assuming nobody announced Wuhan virus as if it didn't exist. Those death and infections will just be counted as common northern flu. Then it will just bump up the common flu death by insignificant %.

The spread will continue and people either have immune system learn how to handle the virus or drop dead. Then come the warmer months from May onwards, the flu season dies down. And life still goes on.

With internet and more information, that mode is disrupted, hence, you get today's situation. Unlike 17 years ago, or 170 years before.

So it's serious and not serious all in one. Just do your best and stay that way.

But 20%** will be severely ill according to the earlier Chinese reports.

If the entire population is infected, there wouldn't be enough anti-viral medications and this 20% will most likely die. 20% out of a million is 200K or 1m+ for the case of Spore. Moreover insurance will not pay for such deaths or hospitalisation as it will be a natural disaster then and the economic impact will be very huge.

** - Could be higher if the other 80% were already treated with anti-viral drugs.
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#60
Dun say not possible first. if in doubt, can always verify with obuttgao:

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