CDC warns corona outbreaks inevitable

Silver Surfer

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Today we have seen a lot of outbreaks in European countries where they probably now regret the open borders.

People in the US don't seem to be bothered by all this, because they think it is faraway.

Now I see warnings that the CDC says it is no longer a question of if, it is a question of when.

Are you getting worried or do you think the whole thing is hyped up for some reason?
  • WHO warns the rest of the world "is not ready for the virus to spread..."
  • CDC warns Americans "should prepare for possible community spread" of virus.
  • Later, CDC says pandemic not a question of it, but when
 

Eddie88

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To me it feels like a hype. I understand there have been a lot of knock on effects, but when you think about it, the precautions are the problem, not the virus itself.

Maybe we are being too careful? So much is being shut down/quarantined. It's making the economy tank and people are also getting way too paranoid.
 

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I think a lot of people are going to get infected with the virus in America. Hopefully we can do our best to control it though and keep the death toll at a minimum until a vaccine is developed and made available to the public.
 

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I think the virus as such is not the real problem, it's the way people react to it.

That is what you now see in Italy. People panic and the shelfs in the supermarkets are empty.

I've done quite a bit of research and it is a bit like the flu. It hits the elderly and people with a chronic illness who have a weak immunesystem.

So, I think the trick is to relax, take some precautions maybe like wash your hands regularly and above all: live as healty as possible and make sure your immunesystem works ok.
 

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I have just checked the statistics - so far only 3% of the people who have contracted it have died from it. Why all the panic? Everyday people with normal immune systems will in all likelihood be able to fight this off.

It's media hype again, I'm sure of it. It's like when people are terrified that they will die by, for example, a mass shooting. As awful as such an event is, the chances of dying in one are incredibly remote.
 

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I agree there is no need to panic and that's exactly what's happening.
If you read the media it's as if the end of days has arrived.

And because of all the panic everything looks bad, including stocks.

Still, if you can avoid this virus all the better I think, but if you catch and your immunesystem is working as it should I believe as well that there;s not much to worry about.
 

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I agree there is no need to panic and that's exactly what's happening.
If you read the media it's as if the end of days has arrived.

And because of all the panic everything looks bad, including stocks.

Still, if you can avoid this virus all the better I think, but if you catch and your immunesystem is working as it should I believe as well that there;s not much to worry about.
That is true, people should not panic especially at this point. However, a 3% death rate may not seem high, but if tens of thousands of Americans end up being infected, that's still hundreds of deaths in our country alone.
 

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I just read an interview with a virologist in Italy who says that virtually nobody dies of the virus itself.
The few people that have died in Italy are all people that were ill already with cancer in the last stages etc and that these people would have died anyway.

As I am typing I hear on the news that they have located a virus infection about 20 miles from where I am.
Interesting.
 

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