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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

As misinformation abounds regarding the novel coronavirus, scientists, health officials, and even Facebook are trying to combat the spread of fake news and questionable scientific findings. In the most recent takedown of inaccurate information, Science reports today (February 4) that a widely reported study describing the case of an asymptomatic woman who transmitted coronavirus to a colleague while visiting Germany from China was based on misleading accounts.

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According to the news report, the authors who published their findings of asymptomatic transmission in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) last week gathered their evidence from interviews with other patients who had been in contact with her. But when government health officials in Germany spoke to the woman herself, she reported having felt sick at the time the transmission occurred.

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China scrambles to find beds for virus patients

China scrambled to find bed space for thousands of newly infected patients on Thursday, as the toll from a deadly new virus jumped again.

More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected nationwide in an outbreak that has killed 563 and spiralled into a global health emergency.

Two dozen countries now have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged from a market selling exotic animals at the end of last year.

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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-02-06 12:43 AM | Reply

>one case which might not have been transmitted exactly as reported rules out the possibility of the reported transmission vector

even fta:
>The revelation doesn't rule out the possibility of asymptomatic transmission of the virus

#2 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 12:50 AM | Reply

And?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 12:54 AM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

Yup.

I've even stated in threads that many (most) viruses can spread prior to symptom onset.

The point is that the breathless pace of news and drama is far greater than the spread of the actual virus and our heads are filling with nonsense faster than our lungs with virus.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 12:56 AM | Reply

#3 was for #1.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 12:56 AM | Reply

>chinese commies are reacting to the breakout of this virus by putting tens of millions under quarantine, and having party officials physically barricade individuals into their apartments from the outside
>not to mention building hospitals in which each room has doors and windows barricaded and locks placed on the outside
>these are routine measures for a moderate cough

it's just a little fever. try to ignore the pneumonia. that cytokine storm is perfectly normal.
your corpse being included in the mass conflagration of highly-contagious bodies is routine. Nothing to see here.

#6 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 12:57 AM | Reply

that cytokine storm is perfectly normal.

Do you even know what that is?

Of course not.

You're just throwing out hysterics because you don't understand what you're talking about.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 01:02 AM | Reply

"gathered their evidence from interviews with other patients who had been in contact with her"
>recall from memory is very accurate

how about some data? this is all very much feels > reals, which is the preeminent trend today. Not read it yet but I predict this is more leftist hand-wringing over muh rayyycisssm than anything else.
In the "minds" of these people, tens of millions of deaths are preferable to one person thinking, "yeah, that chinese guy over there ..."

#8 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:13 AM | Reply

Woman wearing face mask attacked in possible coronavirus hate crime
nypost.com
>one diversity attacks another diversity
whatever will leftists do?

#9 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:13 AM | Reply

I certainly hope it's not spread asymptomatically. What do you make of reports that this virus targets t-cells expressing cd4 proteins? Aren't those the same receptors targeted by HIV? How would that evolve naturally?

#10 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:24 AM | Reply

>Report of Asymptomatic Spread of Coronavirus Inaccurate
these "scientists" are "negating" this hypothesis based on one negative report, btw

#11 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:34 AM | Reply

>this one lady didn't actually spread it to her spouse
>that negates the human-to-human transmission model
wew

#12 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:35 AM | Reply

>titans of general health, wellbeing, and integrity like Fakebook are trying to combat the spread of fake health news!
>believe me or else, goy!

#13 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 01:40 AM | Reply

I certainly hope it's not spread asymptomatically. What do you make of reports that this virus targets t-cells expressing cd4 proteins? Aren't those the same receptors targeted by HIV? How would that evolve naturally?

#10 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

You sound like you're repeating stuff published without peer review on a site called BioRxiv. A paper that was thoroughly trashed once it was seen by actual scientists.

Having just read the abstract...LOL. Seriously. It's not nearly as simple as you think it is.

We can't simply "design" functions into proteins synthetically while still maintaining sufficient function for a virus to be virulent.

Hell, even swapping gene segments from related viruses (called chimerism) tends to significantly reduce virulence (called attenuation) because coevolution of multiple moving parts is very finely tuned.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 01:46 AM | Reply

these "scientists" are "negating" this hypothesis based on one negative report, btw

#11 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

They're correcting the record.

Which is important for a proper and measured response.

You seem to be leaning towards the Depends response LOL

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 01:48 AM | Reply

How would that evolve naturally?

#10 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

If true, it evolved in HIV.

Convergent evolution isn't exactly an uncharacterized phenomena.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 01:50 AM | Reply

>one case which might not have been transmitted exactly as reported rules out the possibility of the reported transmission vector

even fta:
>The revelation doesn't rule out the possibility of asymptomatic transmission of the virus

#2 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-02-06 12:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

And?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-06 12:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

It clearly means the Chicoms have developed immune carriers of the Coronavirus and are using it as a bio weapon to kill off the USA the consumer of their cheap crap because Jeebus and apple pie.

Next thing you know is they are going to be putting the virus into the bubble wrap they make so when you pop it...BAM your dead.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-08 12:04 PM | Reply

I am a bit disappointed in this virus. It had so much potential to solve US unfunded liabilities.

Trump is a hero assembling the old, fat, diabetic and unproductive in groups around the country. China if you are listening, the DNC would love some Wuhan guests to hear the god emperor amongst his adoring fans.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2020-02-08 06:13 PM | Reply

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