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Discussion in 'Current Events, Politics and Off Topic Banter' started by RUinFla, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. RUinFla

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    There has been considerable panic about the Corona Virus, with the MSM on it, big time, with all the cancellations, the deaths, the new cases, American evacuees from China held in quarantine at military bases, conspiracy theories about it being a Chinese bioweapon used to end dissent in Hong Kong and a zillion and one other stories. Somewhat over a thousand people have been known to die from the Corona Virus world-wide.

    Meanwhile, during the 2019-20 flu season, some 10,000 have died from the flu in the US, alone, with a couple of hundred thousand hospitalized.
     
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    Look forward the virus to start becoming widespread within the US next week
     
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    The thing is you don't know how Corona is going to unwind. The 1918 swine flu began as mild and got deadly over a few months. All the mobility and camps for WWI fanned the flames. We'll get different stages of CoronaV

    Similarly, there is a lot of movement now. You have the awful homeless camps in many major cities and medical experts have been warning about those breeding disease.

    This week a Harvard prof said most people probably get infected if not symptomatic.

    Harvard Professor Sounds Alarm on ‘Likely’ Coronavirus Pandemic: 40% to 70% of World Could Be Infected This Year


    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor Marc Lipsitch told the Wall Street Journal this week that “it is likely we’ll see a global pandemic” of the coronavirus with up to 70 percent of people infected worldwide.

    “I think it is likely we’ll see a global pandemic,” Lipsitch claimed, adding that “If a pandemic happens, 40% to 70% of people world-wide are likely to be infected in the coming year.”

    What proportion of those will be symptomatic, I can’t give a good number,” he continued.

    Others have also predicted that the coronavirus could infect between 60 and 80 percent of the planet.


    https://www.mediaite.com/news/harva...0-to-70-of-world-could-be-infected-this-year/
     

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