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  • Most experience COVID symptoms more mild than common flu

    All this hype is going to cause a global recession. Ridiculous.

    This Is What a Coronavirus Infection Feels Like

    A doctor overseeing quarantined patients details COVID-19's symptoms


    There's usually a cough that accompanies it — sometimes shortness of breath. But for people with a mild case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, that's pretty much the extent of unpleasant symptoms, says Mike Wadman, an emergency physician and co-medical director of the National Quarantine Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where 15 Americans who were onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship are being treated or observed for the illness.

    If COVID-19 doesn't sound much different from the cold, flu or any other respiratory illness that circulates seasonally, you're right. “There is a lot of overlap,” Wadman says.

    In fact, some of his patients tell him the coronavirus illness is a lot like the flu; a handful have reported it's not as bad. Influenza typically comes with a longer list of symptoms, such as nasal congestion, sore throat, muscle aches, vomiting and diarrhea. “And we're really not seeing that in the patients we've seen here with COVID-19,” Wadman says.

    So far, the large majority (80 percent) of the 87,000 people who have been sickened by the coronavirus since it was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late December have experienced the mild symptoms described by Wadman, the World Health Organization reports. Typically, those symptoms subside in a few days.

    In more severe cases (about 14 percent), some people with COVID-19 have reported chest pain and have developed pneumonia, an inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Preliminary data show that older adults and people with underlying health conditions are most at risk for severe illness. To date, nearly 2,900 people have died from the disease, most in China.

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    Holy sh!t your stupidity is astounding. This isn’t “hype”, a$$wipe.

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    • #3
      For most people it’s not that bad. This isn’t small pox or the plague. That doesn’t mean it isn’t very serious. The projections are a 1-3% mortality rate so we are talking millions dead in this country potentially and tens of millions dead worldwide. And there are the social and economic dangers that could end up being even worse than that. That article is meant to lessen fears, not convince people this isn’t a big deal.

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      • #4
        Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a House committee that this is "ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu."

        The WHO's current mortality rate is 3.4%: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/who-...y-thought.html
        Do you realize what that means? It means if we don't stop it and it sweeps through the entire country, 11 million people could die. Of course, that 3.4% is their current "working" number. There are many variables. In some countries, such as SK, the mortality rate appears to be closer to 1%. That would mean a death rate in America of about 3,270,000 if the entire population got infected. The average flu outbreak kills around 30,000.

        Here's what the director of The WHO says: “This is a unique virus, with unique features. This virus is not influenza. We are in uncharted territory.”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MplsBronco View Post
          Holy sh!t your stupidity is astounding. This isn’t “hype”, a$$wipe.
          It’s basically “from tRump’s ass to nyuKKK’s lips.”

          Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection before our very eyes!

          "The man who thinks exercise kills you, wind turbines causes cancer, yet unprotected sex with a porn star is fine, insists on bringing thousands of people together in close proximity. He’s also decided that shaking hands, one of the top ways to transmit the virus, will continue uninterrupted"

          We live in hope!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
              Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a House committee that this is "ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu."

              The WHO's current mortality rate is 3.4%: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/who-...y-thought.html
              Do you realize what that means? It means if we don't stop it and it sweeps through the entire country, 11 million people could die. Of course, that 3.4% is their current "working" number. There are many variables. In some countries, such as SK, the mortality rate appears to be closer to 1%. That would mean a death rate in America of about 3,270,000 if the entire population got infected. The average flu outbreak kills around 30,000.

              Here's what the director of The WHO says: “This is a unique virus, with unique features. This virus is not influenza. We are in uncharted territory.”
              Just curious, I haven't looked it up. But of the '30,000' people killed by the flu, how many of those people wear already dealing with a serious condition? Or maybe had a surgery, then caught the flu while in the hospital and died? I wouldn't think just the flu on it's own is killing that many people.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GreatBronco16 View Post

                Just curious, I haven't looked it up. But of the '30,000' people killed by the flu, how many of those people wear already dealing with a serious condition? Or maybe had a surgery, then caught the flu while in the hospital and died? I wouldn't think just the flu on it's own is killing that many people.
                I don't have the stats you're looking for, but "just the flu" is a misconception that many in our society share because of familiarity with the disease and a decent health care system. The flu isn't just a bad cold; it's a severe respiratory infection. It is quite capable of killing on its own, but many of the fatalities are actually from secondary infections while the body is compromised. That said, most of the deaths will be the the very young, the very old, or those with preexisting health conditions that make it more difficult for them to fight any infection.

                While most people shouldn't plan on dying from the flu, especially generally healthy people, it is a lot more serious than most people believe.

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                • #9
                  Killer President strikes again. Gives "speech" that displays complete lack of understanding of the course of the disease, or how it is transmitted. Pulling up drawbridges does not protect the castle when the people are already infected. Blames Europe? Man the OA is a complete disaster.

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                  • #10
                    Blames Europe? LMAO. You also called em racist for shutting down travel to China. You want the country infected, i get it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post

                      Imagine flu without vaccines and no resistance, then multiply the fatalities by 10.

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                      • #12
                        Do people really believe this hasn't been here for a while already?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                          Hey dumb ****. It ain't about what will happen to most people. It's about what will happen to some. Young healthy people don't have anything to fear in particular. Only the old and unhealthy.

                          But of course even young and healthy people have friends and loved ones that are not so young and healthy. The smart ones know that if they catch this virus they become a deadly menace to those friends and loved ones.

                          That you don't understand that speaks volumes about how self centered you are.
                          Last edited by Fedaykin; 03-12-2020, 08:56 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by OmegaBronco13 View Post
                            Do people really believe this hasn't been here for a while already?
                            Can't tell, we lag so far behind testing. Might be a small % or half the country by the time testing is at full bore.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DenverBrit View Post

                              Can't tell, we lag so far behind testing. Might be a small % or half the country by the time testing is at full bore.
                              We can't tell because it's not that serious for most. Just like any other flu strain. So why all the hubbub for this one? Why aren't we tracking real flu in a similar fashion given that it will kill way more people? Especially the younger ones.

                              Way more people will die from alcohol today than any virus.

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