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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) called on countries on Tuesday to boost their readiness against coronavirus, saying the virus is "literally knocking at the door".

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Who: Won't get fooled again

#1 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-02-25 03:03 PM | Reply

Thanks, globalization!

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-25 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I blame Chris Chibnall.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-02-25 03:42 PM | Reply

Nothing to worry about. Please go about your business.

No one wants to create panic, but sometimes you have to tell it like it is.

Then, go to your safe place of puppies and coloring books

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-02-25 06:15 PM | Reply

The WHO is just trying to stop Hair Furor's re-election. Believe what fat Nixon and Larry two martinis before morning TV Kudlow tell you Cult45, Coronavirus is under control, so feel free to lick all the hand rails and public restroom sinks you want. As Limpbaugh says, this is no worse than a cold, so what if there's a 2% mortality rate. It's just going to kill of the old and sick leeches on our great society. So don't let the WHO stop you cultist patriots from being free!

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-02-25 06:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

When Amazon starts taking more than to days delivering packages, be worried.

When drug addicts start jonesing suddenly, dealer are dying in the hospitals.

When she status quo changes, people riot and the govt lost control.

#6 | Posted by Goose_Boils at 2020-02-25 09:07 PM | Reply

Thanks, globalization!

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Yeah! Because we should just go back to living like it's the 18th century.

Globalization is inevitable and is already here.

The main problem is people like you who prevent the problems that accompany it from being addressed because you're too busy whining about globalization.

Oddly enough, the problem is because Chinese markets forgo modern cleanliness and sanitation. If anything it's people living like you want us to live that are to blame.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-25 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's just going to kill of the old and sick leeches on our great society.

That's why Trump and the Republicans are so worried, that's their base.

I'll start watching Trump's approval numbers more closely. When it starts dropping you know the old timers and kicking off.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-25 09:28 PM | Reply

I have been doing some research and it appears that the Coronavirus stories are the typical "sky is falling / wolf at the door" type stories...

Currently there are 81,279 infected with 2,770 deaths. Divide the deaths by the infected to find the death rate.... 81,279/2770 for a death rate of .04%.

South Korea has been hardest hit " the WHO confirmed 602 coronavirus cases and five deaths there on Sunday.
602/5 = South Korean death rate of .009%

Compared to the Spanish Flu 0f 1910's death rate of 1.7%

Compared to Ebola's death rate of a death rate of 90%

Basically Coronavirus is not that deadly. It's actually less deadly than many of he flu strains currently spreading about the planet.

Your fight coronovirus like you fight the flu.... namely stay away from crowds. Wash you hands as much as you can, drink plenty of fluids. Avoid touching your mouth or eyes. Wearing a mask won't protect you from the virus which is much much smaller... the reason for the mask is to remind you NOT to touch your eyes or mouth.... just a reminder.... good for nothing else.

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Coronavirus Cases:
81,279
view by country
Deaths:
2,770

The World Health Organization estimates that 2-3% of those who were infected died (case-fatality ratio). It is estimated that approximately 30 million were killed by the flu, or about 1.7% of the world population died. Other estimates range from 17 to 55 million fatalities.

Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90% caused by Ebola virus, a member of the filovirus family. The Ebola virus can cause severe viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) outbreaks in humans with a case fatality rate of up to 90%.

news.yahoo.com

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 10:08 AM | Reply

South Korea has been hardest hit " the WHO confirmed 602 coronavirus cases and five deaths there on Sunday.
602/5 = South Korean death rate of .009%

#9 | POSTED BY PEGASUS

That's 0.8%. Not 0.009%. It's just under 1% but 600 cases isn't a lot to go off of and not everyone has recovered yet.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-26 11:49 AM | Reply

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For perspective...80% of Chinese small businesses are closed due to the outbreak.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-26 11:50 AM | Reply

Currently there are 81,279 infected with 2,770 deaths. Divide the deaths by the infected to find the death rate.... 81,279/2770 for a death rate of .04%.

My math says it's 3.4%. You have to times your answer by 100 to get percent...

Compared to the Spanish Flu 0f 1910's death rate of 1.7%

The number I always see is ~2.5%, on par with SARS-CoV-2.

The biggest issues will be whether the public panics or not. When people start dying and the economy takes a dive things might get hairy.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-26 12:45 PM | Reply

Currently there are 81,279 infected with 2,770 deaths. Divide the deaths by the infected to find the death rate.... 81,279/2770 for a death rate of .04%.

Republican math, everyone.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-26 01:10 PM | Reply

ok ok... F+ for the math but the answer is still the same... almost no one is dying... i can't be the only one on the planet who has figured this out... or just me, a dumb-ass programmer... now you have figured it out too... this is less deadly than the average flu.... otherwise where are the bodies??? with Ebola, you saw bodies everywhere... so many they stopped burying them and instead used dozers to dig ---- trenches, dumped the bodies and then burned them.

nothing like that now. Not even in China.

The biggest issues will be whether the public panics or not. When people start dying and the economy takes a dive things might get hairy.

ummmmm Maybe... if this was the 1920's ... when people were scared of a radio broadcast about mars attacking the earth. But that was almost 90 years ago... people are pretty darn smart these days... if a dumbass like me can figure it out... then so can many others and if that's the case then they probably have already started treating these news stories as fake news.

SO....I am filing it under more fake news to scare people and to make Trump look bad... and like the little boy that cried wolf... I am giving corporate news media less and less truthfulness in their "News" gathering ability... I now have to question everything they say... since they are wrong so much of the time and I an being generous...

In short.... where'a the bloody wolf?

I'm calling it... Coronavirus story is BS

#14 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 01:29 PM | Reply

the answer is still the same... almost no one is dying

If 3.4% of people who get something die, that's pretty bad, dude.

Stop downplaying a potential pandemic just because you like the president. It's stupid.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-26 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently in Trump math, ~3,000 so far, at 3.4%, is "almost no one is dying."

That is f**ked up. Especially with the way this is spreading and compared to influenza at 0.1%.

www.cdc.gov

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-26 02:34 PM | Reply

I'm hoping this burns out quick. Another mutation perhaps?
Maybe mitigation through proper care, hydration, etc. can bring down the mortality rate, too.

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-26 02:36 PM | Reply

So far on the planet Earth coronavirus Deaths: 2,770 so far

BUT here in the good ol USA there are 3,287 deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

Stop downplaying a potential pandemic just because you like the president. It's stupid.

yep, I like the president... but even if I didn't, there is no proof of a pandemic - potential or otherwise.... where are the bodies???? show me the bodies!!!

I'm hoping this burns out quick. Another mutation perhaps?

Gollygee, how about gene splicing Ebola onto Coronavirus... then you will really have something there...

Otherwise just another bs flu story but if you wanna run around stocking food for the great zombie pandemic... don't let me stop you.... but for heaven sakes please drive safely... because, more than likely, that's the way you'll depart this planet....

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 04:27 PM | Reply

SO....I am filing it under more fake news to scare people and to make Trump look bad...

You're farking stupid. Holy hell. There's nothing that you won't regurgitate is there?

BUT here in the good ol USA there are 3,287 deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY.

From how many causes? And this thing is just getting going.

people are pretty darn smart these days... if a dumbass like me can figure it out...

Here's the problem dumbass, you haven't figured it out. You're just barring nonsense and assuming it means something because you're "smart".

but if you wanna run around stocking food for the great zombie pandemic...

Nobody is saying to do that.

Except maybe Heliumrat, but I wouldn't trust what he or Zero Hedge say about anything.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-26 05:15 PM | Reply

Wow, this is bad. Trump should shut down the boarders.

#20 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-02-26 05:40 PM | Reply

Yeah those boarders are nasty!

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-26 05:58 PM | Reply

Wow, this is bad. Trump should shut down the borders.

.... kinda funny.... liberals wanted open borders... now they want them closed
wtf???

They should be closed.... but for other reasons...

BUT here in the good ol USA there are 3,287 deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY.
From how many causes? And this thing is just getting going.

3,287 deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY... killed on our highways... no one is saying highways across america should be closed or even if 55 mph is way too fast perhaps we should slowdown to 25 mph....

So far no bodies from the great zombie coronavirus..... it's the walking dead.... only... without the dead....

well we will see what president Trump says about it tonight...

#22 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 07:13 PM | Reply

#22 - the sheer idiocy of your citation and equivalence was explained, yet rather than learn or even grasp the concept, you doubled-down.
And now you've said no one has died after stating 2,770 had died. You are ridiculous.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-26 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh, Trump was an idiot on nearly on par with you.
I watched his embarrassing press conference.
People dying from the flu apparently was news to him.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-26 07:50 PM | Reply

Build that wall....

Hey, $8B...

Build that wall.

#25 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-02-26 08:43 PM | Reply

So far no bodies from the great zombie coronavirus..... it's the walking dead.... only... without the dead....
well we will see what president Trump says about it tonight...

#22 | POSTED BY PEGASUS

This little tidbit of stupidity has already been addressed.

Either learn what the real situation is or STFU.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-26 09:25 PM | Reply

The WHO? Door? "Let Virus open the door to your heart". I think I heard that song on the radio a time or two.

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-26 09:46 PM | Reply

Hey where did you get such a low deaths figure Pegasus? Google cites a UN study that says we have freaking 7,452 deaths per day in the United States.

By my estimate that amounts to over 1,000 t-rump voters kicking the bucket on a daily basis. Which since 2016 comes to about a gazillion.

Have a nice day.

#28 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-02-26 11:24 PM | Reply

Pete Townshend " Let My virus open the door "... an old ie but a goodie...

Either learn what the real situation is.... Democrats are wetting their panties and are willing to spend any amount of money against the poor old Coronavirus... 8 10 15 billion...Hey, $8B... Build that wall.

what ever it takes.... too late... and these Democrats are the guys that wants to run the country....

In California, one already sneaked thru the border... infected... and just stumbled into a hospital...

But even the CDC NOW admits now the death rate is ONLY 2 percent.

Still NO BODIES SHOWN... so it's still just an infectious flu... nothing more...

But if you don't believe that... then now is the time to get life insurance... say about a mill... so if you kickoff, your family will have some ready cash but hurry cause these corporations will shut it down if they think Coronavirus will end all life on this planet....

Otherwise business as usual... just a few coughs and sniffles....

#29 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 11:28 PM | Reply

Hey where did you get such a low deaths figure Pegasus? Google cites a UN study that says we have freaking 7,452 deaths per day in the United States.

UN/WHO in the past, inflated their numbers in attempting to get more money from the US.

This is the real time site I used... they used WHO and others records...

www.worldometers.info

But you should always check multiple sources... web sites, like Democrats, tend to pull at the truth a little bit...

#30 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-26 11:43 PM | Reply

Whats it like to have Coronavirus...

www.youtube.com

Pretty much what I said it was.... a mild flu....

Coronavirus is BS... just a mild flu that's very infectious if you don't wash your hands and stick them in your mouth or eyes...

BS all BS ...

#31 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-27 02:20 AM | Reply

Coronavirus is BS..

Not in California. It's deadly.

#32 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-27 02:38 AM | Reply

"California coronavirus patient hospitalized at least a week before diagnosis"

Best thing to do is stay away from California.

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-27 02:44 AM | Reply

DNC is quite happy with unforseen pandemic forecasts,for obvious reasons.

#34 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2020-02-27 05:21 AM | Reply

Best thing to do is stay away from California.

Wadda you expect... a state that allows the homeless to camp in places with no clean water and poor or no sanitation.

Wadda you expect... a state that allows some of it's population to freely ---- on sidewalks and roadways.

Wadda you expect... a state that allows anyone to walk across it's border unchecked.

Wadda you expect... since a pandemic never follows state borders... you don't have to worry about going to California.... Democrats poor running of it's government will insure California sickness and disease will soon be coming to you...

...and they want to run this country... Look to California, Chicago, Detroit to see your future... coming to you...

#35 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-27 09:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Pegasus is loco. Just like his orange fat hero. Completely nuts and probably needs to be committed. Can someone help him out and point him in the right direction or at least toss a net over his head and keep
him from hurting anyone?

#36 | Posted by tknees at 2020-02-27 09:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#36 | Posted by tknees

You should stay away from California too. It's dangerous.

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-27 09:36 AM | Reply

"The Coronavirus mortality rate is running between 2 and 4 percent....while
the 1918 flu, which was the most deadly in our history of our species was less than 2 percent." and
"that the Coronavirus is 2000 times more deadly than the common flu".
I do not know where you people are getting .009 percent mortality rate as it is not even close.
Please watch this video if you wish to learn more about what is coming to the world via China's inept response to the virus when it first broke out.

www.democracynow.org

#38 | Posted by tknees at 2020-02-27 11:06 AM | Reply

more anti-Trump BS... I am always leary of using numbers from these kind of reports that disguise themselves are journalists but instead produce nothing but Anti-Trump propaganda to scare Americans...

But to be fair... Republicans do it tooo... Remember this little gem?

In November 2005, US President George W. Bush requested that Congress fund US$1 billion for the production and stockpile of oseltamivir (TAMIFLU), after Congress had already approved $1.8 billion for military use of the drug.

Coronavirus story is ALL BS... all you gotta ask yourself... Where are the bodies?? When the very few who died, and their bodies are released to the Funeral homes...and they are still allowing... open casket funerals ... you gotta ask... WTF?

#39 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-02-27 12:50 PM | Reply

The WHO needs to learn the proper use of the term "literally".
Also, I hear Japan is closing their schools to make Trump look bad.

#40 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-02-27 01:33 PM | Reply

Reality, facts, and truth are anti-Trump.

#41 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-27 03:48 PM | Reply

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