Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - Please be safe y'all

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I'm still more worried about the flu. But yeah, I'll keep coronavirus in mind. Pretty hard not to with all the media coverage.
 

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Is it sad that I've been checking to see if coronavirus has reached ED?

So far they've got three cases in France, but none in Germany yet as far as I know.
 

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This, unlike the bird flu or the swine flu is not an influenza, IIRC it's more similar to SARS and MERS.

Personally I had the swine flu. I just rested for a couple of days and stayed hydrated and I got better. I've seen nothing so far to indicate that this would be worse for me, although I'd be worried for a couple of you out there. At least there's no sign of any contagion going on outside of a couple of cities in China.
 

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Those numbers might be quite a lot down right now, as any of them that travelled back to their homeland for the new year might well have ended up in one of the cities that's not letting anyone out right now.

There's also no real need to be afraid of chinese people in your home town. This virus doesn't follow genetic lines and is strictly passed by locality. If this virus isn't in your city, your chinese people can't catch it.
 

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Certainly the scares didn't appear to affect the Chinese new year celebrations here, loads of people came to enjoy them. Although there wasn't quite the selection of "authentic" food that was promised.
 

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going by cases, doesn't this seem to be spreading faster than SARS?
A little bit. I'm hearing there are two more US cases since I posted this morning, bringing the total to five. Latest is in Arizona.

Edit: Though I guess a worldwide comparison would be more apt.
 
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Man, coronavirus news is kinda slow today. Just a buncha stock market stuff.

I guess that's a good thing, but the number of cases tends to go up hundreds at a time, whenever China releases a new statement. I wonder what time of day that will be.
 

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