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Old 01-27-2020, 06:34 PM
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Re: Wuhan virus

My neighbors who I took care of their dogs, got sick with flu on their cruise. They were in the southern tropics. I've stayed away! One if them now has symptoms of pneumonia, I urged them to go to the doc and get tested. But nope they don't want to bother. The one who is still sick says it's probably allergies in top of flu....
So you get a LOT of people like that.

Sailboat is right everything is not up to date, reporting wise.

And it's just a good idea to be prepared for any kind of emergency.

Hopefully this won't be a serious flu for north America. But there is always a risk that one day there will be, and we are all do globally linked now.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:27 PM
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Re: Wuhan virus

It would take a very cynical person to suggest that the Chinese government wouldn’t want the full scale of any kind of domestic crisis fully known in the outside world lest it cause damage to their fragile economy - a VERY cynical person indeed!! (Oh I am SO gonna end up in one of their re-education camps with this sort of attitude!)
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:47 PM
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Re: Wuhan virus

It does take any country awhile to realize there is a problem. And not all countries have the infrastructure to deal with health crisis.

Remember our Russian comrade who recently said people die like roaches in his area as there are few and far between doctors?

But yeah money, and different government styles supress info!

I can even jump in the deep end, abd say what are the odds of this " new " virus appears right at the peek of travel from that area?? Hmmm
"Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results “at the lowest cost and fastest speed.”
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:22 PM
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Re: Wuhan virus

Oh hey, we've a few cases in our tiny little island country - the second one visited my work neighbourhood and latest one lived right in my home neighbourhood too So she would have visited all the places I regularly visit - the eateries, the grocery stores, etc.

All masks (surgical and N95) are sold out islandwide. That being said, most people don't know how to wear them properly, so they're not effective.

But being Singapore, we're already familiar with SARS and MERS, so the government is taking slow precautions.

My mum just reached out to me about it, and I've been selective on what I share. I don't want to scare her or my dad - not good with their heart conditions.

But it is CNY. People save up money just to go home to visit all their relatives, just like us Americans do for Thanksgiving. For many, it's the last time they might get to say goodbye before an elderly loved one passes away, so it's going to be difficult to stop people. I must say I'm incredibly empathetic - my mother was not able to see her father before he passed away (she had left 4 years prior), my mother was mid-flight when her brother passed away, and my mother said her goodbye to her mother a year before she passed away.
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Re: Wuhan virus

Thank god this virus will be far away from me as I am in the country
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:36 AM
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Re: Wuhan virus

I know where you live Noah, we’re coming to your place if this thing goes bad!
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Re: Wuhan virus

can parrots become infected, I wonder....I know it is new, but I would hate to get it and then give it to Noodles if it is as contagious as they say.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:57 AM
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Re: Wuhan virus

Quote: Originally Posted by charmedbyekkie View Post
Oh hey, we've a few cases in our tiny little island country - the second one visited my work neighbourhood and latest one lived right in my home neighbourhood too So she would have visited all the places I regularly visit - the eateries, the grocery stores, etc.

All masks (surgical and N95) are sold out islandwide. That being said, most people don't know how to wear them properly, so they're not effective.

But being Singapore, we're already familiar with SARS and MERS, so the government is taking slow precautions.

My mum just reached out to me about it, and I've been selective on what I share. I don't want to scare her or my dad - not good with their heart conditions.

But it is CNY. People save up money just to go home to visit all their relatives, just like us Americans do for Thanksgiving. For many, it's the last time they might get to say goodbye before an elderly loved one passes away, so it's going to be difficult to stop people. I must say I'm incredibly empathetic - my mother was not able to see her father before he passed away (she had left 4 years prior), my mother was mid-flight when her brother passed away, and my mother said her goodbye to her mother a year before she passed away.
Ahh thanks for pointing out the significance of this holiday to family. You helped me understand better. It would be very upsetting to me to be kept from faimly during thanksgivings. I hope all those families get a chance to make up that faimly time. And I hope you and your are safe.

What is the take on the outbreak in your news?

Tips on mask wearing. A big problem is the tendency to touch and readjust the mask with your hands. That's going to put you at risk as your hands come near your eyes, and contamination of the mask. As posted earlier eyes are mucus membranes and are a place virus can enter your body. So eye protection is a good idea. Also as you breath your mask can become wet with your breath, making it possible for the viruses to pass through the mask. If the mask isn't rated for small virus particle it's us less effective. It still provides some protect from coughs and sneezing. So keep hands away from face. And if you are out around people coughing and sneezing taking a shower and washing your hair after being out is a good idea, as hair can easily trap virus particle.
https://www.info.gov.hk/info/sars/en/facemask.htm
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:18 AM
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Re: Wuhan virus

There are many that believe this was/is intentional! It is the perfect storm, unfortunately!
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:32 AM
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Re: Wuhan virus

Quote: Originally Posted by noodles123 View Post
can parrots become infected, I wonder....I know it is new, but I would hate to get it and then give it to Noodles if it is as contagious as they say.
I answered this in this thread. I think the quick answer is yes, but birds don't get sick. They become passive carriers. Many influenza viruses evolved with birds as hosts. Can parakeets catch human influenza?
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