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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2020, 03:49:18 PM »
At this point there's no cure, only supportive treatment. If you catch this it will be your own immune system that gets you through.

Your whole note reads like a telegram from the future... sent 10 years ago. In other words, there was a spate of books about "the coming pandemic" around then. The big thing is if we saw a repeat of the 1918 event. The huge advantage we have is data. The huge disadvantage we have is air travel.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2020, 05:04:56 PM »
>>I think that urban areas with diverse, transient international populations are the highest risk

So you are saying my trip to Vegas earlier this week could be problematic?

Definitely saw a lot more people than normal wearing masks there and in the airports.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2020, 03:03:01 AM »
We tend to keep quite a full pantry as a normal matter, primarily with winter storms in mind. We've topped things up and filled some gaps so that if need be our household could go for several weeks without going out. It's all stuff we'd use eventually in any case, from canned goods and baking supplies to an extra canister for the SodaStream.

Having done that, I feel able to relax and go about life more or less normally ... albeit with an eye on the news.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2020, 03:33:43 AM »
>saying my trip to Vegas earlier this week could be problematic?

"Health District said that the adult patient had spent time in the area of Wuhan before flying into McCarran International Airport on Jan. 14. "

UPDATE: Local patient possibly with coronavirus in isolation at home
https://www.ktnv.com/news/potential-case-of-coronavirus-in-las-vegas-valley

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2020, 12:46:48 PM »
Modeling suggests up to 75,000 people in Wuhan may have contracted coronavirus per Lancet.
https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/01/31/More-than-75K-in-Wuhan-may-have-coronavirus-analysis-suggests/5261580483013/

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 03:58:04 PM »
Coronavirus breakthrough built on monkey kidneys and old-school science
https://www.theage.com.au/national/monkey-kidneys-and-old-school-science-inside-melbourne-s-coronavirus-breakthrough-20200129-p53vuy.html


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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2020, 05:54:16 PM »
I'm seeing many pictures of people with masks but not gloves.

That's a big gap in their defences!


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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2020, 06:44:29 PM »
Flew from Hanoi yesterday, everyone and I mean everyone had a mask on. Even the whiteys.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2020, 08:07:56 PM »
The VN number infected has held at 6.  Given the geo proximity, I'd say that's a decent firewall.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2020, 10:06:34 PM »
> I'd say that's a decent firewall

If the numbers are legitimate.

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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2020, 10:43:39 PM »
> If the numbers are legitimate

Good point.  Governments lie.

Seems like VN and CN have some tensions over trade, military, and S. China Sea. Maybe that's helped by reducing mobility between them.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2020, 11:14:35 PM »
lopinavir and ritonavir, in combination with flu drug oseltamivir 

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-thailand/cocktail-of-flu-hiv-drugs-appears-to-help-fight-coronavirus-thai-doctors-idUSKBN1ZW0GQ

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2020, 11:41:37 PM »
What a time to be 3m.