fuck. i have literally 4 more weeks till i am done this semester. if my university closes, i will be so upset. i don't feel like going back to finish my semester in August.
i might have to change my answer, I dont want to catch flu, fuck that shit.Im just going to kill myself.
And it's spurring racism and fear towards Asians from idiots all around the world.
It's no longer restricted to Asians. Its everywhere. SARS had about 8,000 cases & killed almost 10% of patients. So far Covid-19 has about 85,000 cases and has killed about 5% of patients. These numbers are still changing.I would suggest we should be worried.
Isn't it fun how you could always use the racism card and have stupid people think you're one of the good guys? :)
To be fair almost all major diseases from the Black Death of the 1300s to todays coronavirus have started in China.
Don't expect someone with "feminism is cancer" as their pfp to provide reasonable input in good faith.
Input was very reasonable. Cowards with no existing arguments simply hang on to what they can (like pfp) in hopes everyone misses their pathetic attempt to cry "racism!!!1111" 😊
Argument is that being racist because of an irrational fear of a stupid flu makes you a retard, you're welcome.
You're funny 😄
@JesseTheMan EXACTLY!! Racial thing! Trump and the tariffs, and the trade dispute with the Chinese, and this virus came from CHINA! OBVIOUSLY a potential racial bias thing!!
How dare you say the virus started at China you anti-Asian racist 😂😂😂😂😂😂
@DiscomfortZone Dude, it DID start in CHINA!! No denying that! Facts posted, and the first cases are there, and ground zero!! Do you also think that the Earth is flat? Same thing, and denying established facts!
Lmao I know man, I was being sarcastic, supporting your comment and ridiculing the pathetic idiots who think facts are racist :)
@DiscomfortZone LOL!! It's really hard to understand Sarcasm in texts!! I get crap for that all the time!! Sorry!! There needs to be a 'sarcasm' emojii!!
No one denies it started in China. But treating Asians in a racist way because the virus started in asia is indeed racist.
aren't you afraid for your parents and grandparents though? i could care less about myself, but i am scared for them.
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Wash your hands properly and regularly; avoid touching public door handles; stay fit & healthy; get a N95 mask.
Oh, I forgot. Don't touch your face.
@Guardian45 All of that is great advice my friend. One of my friends is a microbiologist. She has plenty of great advice for trying to protect yourself against infection. But your post has little to do with my point.
No need to get triggered, the Senate will protect your precious Trump.
Check out the statistics of how many people die from the flu each year and we have vaccines for that. This is nowhere close to how bad the flu is each and every year.
@Steve37 True but it could get worse, much worse. I never had the urge to joke or dismiss something like this, a break out of a virus, when it happens. I wonder why others do though.
In 2017-2018 flu season, over 61,000 people in the US died from the flu. That's a disease for which we have a vaccination and treatment protocols. To date, we have 6 deaths in the US from this strain of the corona virus. I'm not real worried just yet.
yes, but the immunocompromised, those with underlying health conditions, and the elderly have good reason to panic. it is not just for "attention." they need to be protected.
Indeed, specific population groups should be more careful and attentive, and everyone should abide by the government's instructions (in respect to quarantine, for instance). But that doesn't justify all the fake drama by people who aren't remotely at risk.
And the dems dont help it anymore. they would rather see people riot and die instead of telling there media friends to shut the fuck up
So you believe ignorance is bliss?
@Guardian45 Nope, I just don't care
I'll take that as a Yes
Mmmm nope, i just dont care.
So you're just going to ignore a dangerous virus?
Well I don't travel, and I've got an amazing immune system, there was a case in a city 30 min drive away from me but that person came from Italy and I can bet the Italy comes from Asia it'll continue getting higher then it'll peak and then it'll come down again
Yes, but how much higher and what will be the cost?This is not bird flu or swine flu. We shouldn't freak out, but it should be taken very seriously.We have no cure or immunity, it spreads as fast as the flu and a vaccine is 18 months out.There are concerns that it will reach 60% of people globally based on the attack rate.It has a 20% hospitalization rate and a 3% mortality rate at present, higher among smokers and old people, lower among young people.Say %1 of the UK gets infected. That's 20,000 people expected to die.More likely we would see closer to the 60% number. That's a lot of people at risk.San Fransisco had a case a couple weeks ago in a guy with no recent history of travel or meeting with anyone who had traveled, then it broke containment again and now there are cells in the US with no traceable source.Better to be prepared and not need it than to get caught unprepared.
If you freak over every little thing that comes along you'll never live your life and will always be worrying about one thing or another
But like you said there is no cure, no way to be prepared so if I get it I'll l get it, there's no point in debating whether or not I will, so instead I don't worry. I keep updated and read the news but other than that why should I worry, I'm more worried about my daughter getting chicken pots rather than corona virus
I've never freaked out over a virus before. This one is worse though, it's worth paying attention to. If you never worry about things that are actually dangerous you may well never life your life either.You can be prepared for a disaster. You can prepare to not get infected in the first place and how to react if you do. You can know who to avoid. You should have extra stocks of food, water, any important medications and other supplies, because you could be stuck in your house for 3 weeks. There's obviously things you can do, choosing to not take any measures is ridiculous.Why would you be more afraid of chicken pox? Was that meant to be serious?
We don't have room in the house to hole more food then 2 weeks so that's kinda impossible and water where would you keep that, I need to finish my degree this is my final chance so I can't just leave it. I don't travel so no need to worry about that our medicine cabinet is pretty much always full.The measures you talk about are things we already have except water, of which we have no place to store.When the virus gets to 500 million cases, million deaths I'll get more concerned. When every country in the world closes their borders, I'll get more concerned atm there are other viruses that's a lot worse
What viruses are worse right now?If it gets to 500million cases you’re already fucked.
www.who.int/.../the-top-10-causes-of-death quite a few apparently, and just cause there's a case of it doesn't mean you're going to die of it China has a billion of people and since that's the origin that's still only 40% of the population, of course you have border countries as well so yes I'm still not worried
I asked about viruses in 2020 and gave me causes of deathIn 2000 and 2016? So that sounds like a no there aren’t more concerning viruses.Not sure what you’re trying to say about China. Can I get a full stop in there somewhere?It’s already spread to a bunch of countries, all around the world. It’s already in your borders. The flu has a 0.1% mortality rate. This spreads at least as fast and has killed in about 3% of cases. It’s unlikely you’re going to die if infected, but I think it’s ridiculous to act like it’s nothing new. Whatever, it has the potential to kill millions, but fine, I’ll take whatever precautions I can to protect friends and family and you can do you.
I can't do anything to protect friends and family you might say they have a mind of their own. Yes you noticed I even said there's a case found in a town 30 min drive away, there's 35 cases so far in my country, italy was a little worrying but like I said nothing I can do, therefore no worry. When there's a few 100 deaths in any 1st world country or 50 deaths in UK then I might start worrying, but even then there's nothing I can do.What shall I do? build a bomb shelter, turn the small garden into a vegetable patch when that's the only place the kids can go play my siblings love going outside, buy out the supermarket and fill the shed full of tinned food. Everything you named as precaution is what I generally do anyway. Worry = stress, stress = being less happy and be not as efficient in work. I haven't got time for that, I already said I keep up with it there's nothing else I can do except read the news
As for the national demographic of illnesses on death tolls, as you so clearly stated in 16 years its increased in various ones, as you're well aware collecting information from hundreds of counties takes a lot of time, I was proving to you that there are current things that kills more yet there is no worry for them whatsoever
The things that cause the most deaths are addressed already, and they aren't highly infectious deadly diseases. I'm not going to get infected with ischaemic heart disease and die in a month. Basically it seems like you have some safety measures, you're just acting like it's a "random virus" and like you don't need any preparations. When the mortality rate among closed cases is 10% and it spreads like the flu, people should be prioritizing staying safe over comfort. If you're not going to try to do anything more then fine, but don't act like it's a "random virus" when it's as dangerous as it is and people's lives are on the line. Have the decency to tell them to do what they can to stay safe.