Is this the start of the zombie apocalypse?

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  1. Clonehomer

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    Can we change the title of this thread to something like "Coronavirus Thread"?

    A few years ago, when those tiny few Ebola cases in the U.S. happened (and the patients were sent to, of all places, Omaha), I had a brief discussion about it with a co-worker. All the news about Ebola was scaring him, and I was not even the tiniest bit concerned. I told him the reason was, the symptoms of Ebola are so scary that it makes the transmission of it in a developed country very difficult. Basically, you know exactly who is contagious because they are bleeding out of every pore.

    This Coronavirus has me concerned. It is just the opposite of Ebola : a person can be contagious before showing symptoms. There could be dozens of people in the U.S. already, transmitting it to others, and we wouldn't know it.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/26/us/coronavirus-orange-county/index.html
     
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  3. besserheimerphat

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    Video confirmed by a reputable source? Or just some rando on Twitter/Reddit/YouTube? Sounds kinda sketchy.
     
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  4. F5cy

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    China is building a "hospital" in Wuhan and they claimed it would only take 6 days to do so. Wuhan is a city larger than any in the United States. They were totally unprepared for a situation like this and from things I've read, sure seems like it's going to get much worse before it gets better. Cases are basically doubling every two days.

    The other issue is that almost half the population of Wuhan left the city prior to the lockdown. It's Chinese lunar New year and people travel for it. If people weren't showing symptoms when they left and it can take up to two weeks to show symptoms... This is likely to be much more severe than an ebola outbreak.
     
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    I met a doctor last night who seemed pretty concerned about the Coronavirus, thought it would get a lot worse before it gets better. He'd also had a few, so take that FWIW.

    That said, I'm scheduled to leave for international travel (France, Iceland) this Friday. I don't usually worry too much about stuff like this, but I sure don't want to be a host to bring this thing back home...
     
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    The key is that none of them got back up though. Not to make light of the situation, but as long as the dead stay dead, we still have a chance.
     
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  8. SpokaneCY

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    I'll go on record saying this is yet another media hype story. They seem to have a business model that pumping up each and every story (politics, sniffles, economy, transgender women of color) to ridiculous heights is OK so long as SOMEDAY they are right about something.

    Stock up on Campbells soup and lotion kleenex then ride it out.

    Having typed that, I'll probably get bird flu, or monkey flu, or rat feces flu, or plague from melting permafrost-frost.
     
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  9. salennon07

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    I really hope you're right here. But I'm nervous you will be wrong! Everything China is risking with their economy with the various lockdowns doesn't seem to make sense with the current numbers that have been reported.
     
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    I'm not doubting the severity of the issue, but people dropping dead in the street seems a little over the top.
     
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    5 confirmed cases in the US now. Seattle, Chicago, Arizona, and two in California
     
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    3, 4, and 5 just reported today, right?

    Maybe I’m buying into media hype, but the potential downside of this (just like the recent Iran stuff) is fascinating to me.
     
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    If you look closely at that video you can see Will Smith hitting golf balls....
     
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    I’m starting to regret getting Chinese takeout last night...
     
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    If you want an explanation of why Omaha. Here it is. UNMC has the largest biomedical isolation unit in the nation. It's a reaction to post 9/11 bioterrorism threat.

    Ebola treatment: why America's largest biocontainment unit is in Nebraska

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/05/ebola-treatment-americas-largest-biocontainment-unit-nebraska?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
     
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    I just flew from Seattle to Palm Springs, CA to attend an international conference that always has a strong Asian contingent. It's been lovely knowing you all.
     
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    Its a snake-borne illness not cat and dog....
     
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    You know why its in Omaha? Because nothing thrives in Omaha - not even a virus...
     
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    Do you "really" know what is in Kung Pao...could be anything, even snake.

    Shudder...
     
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    Even Gonzo?
     

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