View Poll Results: Are you afraid of the spread of the Wuhan Virus or catching it?

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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    No I had the flu. My boss was the typhoid mary who tried to kill us all by showing up to work with it and pneumonia. I was the last of the herd to come down with it and it was extra kind to me.
    I'll tell you the worst feeling sickness, overall, that I've had was the Norovirus strains. These stomach bugs turn you into a vomit/diarrhea factory. For 24 hrs you're wretched with the dry heaves, laying on the cool bathroom floor for fever relief, while hanging onto the toilet. Haven't had one of those for decades and why I won't take a cruise.
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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Are you afraid of the spread of the Wuhan Virus or catching it? Or is it all Media driven, doomsday hype?

    Currently, it's a supposedly lower death rate than the seasonal flu. My fear is that it mutates, like many historically deadly pandemics.


    I'm not overly concerned. I hope they come out with a virus soon.

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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    I'm not overly concerned. I hope they come out with a virus soon.
    You mean antivirus?
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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Daycare? Resident Evil has fewer strains of things than daycare centers do. Wuhan isn't even top 10.
    I've been sampling the strains for most of the past year. The second stomach bug was my least favorite.

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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You mean antivirus?

    Yeah.

    I need to proofread more before I click save.

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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    It's all changing.

    Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

    The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts.

    The prospect is daunting. A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States.

    Scientists do not yet know how lethal the new coronavirus is, however, so there is uncertainty about how much damage a pandemic might cause. But there is growing consensus that the pathogen is readily transmitted between humans.

    The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading more like influenza, which is highly transmissible, than like its slow-moving viral cousins, SARS and MERS, scientists have found.

    “It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

    “But will it be catastrophic? I don’t know.”
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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I don't want my kid to catch it, so that's my concern. He's in day care, so we are all getting sick regularly.
    In parallel with the typical infections that dogs get when forced to spend time in a kennel, this is popularly known as kennel cough.
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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    In parallel with the typical infections that dogs get when forced to spend time in a kennel, this is popularly known as kennel cough.
    My little dog had that as a puppy right after I got her. It scared me a little, but it was straightforward to treat.

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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Only if it morphs into a "Zombie" virus.

    In which case I'll make sure I have my Walking Dead Survival Kit stocked and ready.

    Seriously though, I will hold off on major concerns until we know more about it's effects and have warnings and info what to do about it.

    Right now it remains a minor concern, but one I am keeping up on.
    There is concern that it is "Virus X" - the long overdue worldwide pandemic they fear. It's long incubation period and that carriers might have no symptoms - plus that it can cross species lines and appears to be evolving to a more lethal form all have created great concern for how fast it is spreading around the world.

    Image it hitting the LA, San Francisco, NYC and other street people?

    Remember, any number you hear of people infected (if you believe them) is the number of people infected a week or two ago.
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    Re: Wuhan Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You're either very young, have a strong immune system or haven't been exposed much. You might have caught a version of Epstein Barr, which makes you very ill for weeks to months and potentially damages the liver. I haven't caught a cold/flu for over ten years but I've also been super nuts about hand sanitation. Causes tons of hangnails.



    I caught a version of the Bird Flu 12 yrs ago that turned into viral pneumonia, then developed into a secondary bacterial pneumonia. What happens is the upper respiratory system becomes compromised from a coronavirus and becomes susceptible to common pneumonia strains that it would normally fight off. Mine lasted months before the doctor finally prescribed me and mom with Levaquin and Cipro, two of the most powerful antibiotics back then. It's not the initial coronavirus that causes the severe sickness, it's the bodies excessive immune response that creates the fluid build up and real problems.
    I picked up one of those hospital super bugs when I had surgery from the catheter - so the infection my bladder. It almost killed me.

    I am highly allergic to Levaquin - but NOTHING else was working and by month 3 it didn't look good for me. I lied to another doctor not mentioning the allergy for a script for Levaquin. I broke the pills into tiny pieces, taking a piece every half hour while taking benadryl to address allergic reaction swelling. It knocked out the infection in 2 days.
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