Is this the start of the zombie apocalypse?

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  1. ISUTex

    ISUTex Well-Known Member

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    not sure, but seemed legit to me. people lying in the street and guys with haz-mat suits checking on them. Did you see the video of the hospital with dead people laying in the hallway? Same video shows a guy in scrubs and white coat lying on the floor.

     
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    Why? It's China. The doctors probably gave them some cheap form of NyQuil mixed with Rhino horn, and sent them home.
     
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    Pretty sure i read it also has ground tiger penis too
     
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    Going out like this, no doubt.
     
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  5. ISUTex

    ISUTex Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm, nothing like a little ground tiger penis in your coffee. Am I right?
     
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    Just announced the death toll has jumped from 56 to 80 today.
     
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    That's why I moved...
     
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    Only 3 billion more to make this super cereal....
     
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    Maybe I’m alone, but I don’t get all worked up over these things. Could it get really bad? I guess thats a possibility, especially for the elderly and young children. But, if people are getting worried over this, how can they even sleep at night knowing the flu virus lurks right next to them every single day? The flu kills over half a million people worldwide every year, including more than 50,000 on the US.

    Wash your hands often.
     
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    I think it’s Ty Pennington and all the people from Extreme Home Makeover building it
     
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    You’re probably safe so long as you didn’t wait for 12 hrs for it to be delivered from Shanghai.
     
  12. DarkStar

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    Your 50,000 number is towards the high end of the estimates. Here are the calculations from the CDC.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

    But, this one has more of a feel like the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. It killed more people than WWI. It infected 500 million people around the world, including people on remote Pacific islandsand in the Arctic. Probably 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million (three to five percent of Earth's population at the time) died, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in human history
     
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    I think one concern is the flu often kills elderly, young, and those with pre-existing health issues. Some of the deaths here have potentially been people that seemed perfectly healthy before contracting the virus.
     
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    Would Contagion be a good family movie to watch tonight?
     
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    Why am I not surprised that @NateTheBoss would find references to science "creative."
     
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    SO MUCH SHIPLAP
     
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    The Spanish flu is estimated to have infected about a third of humanity, and killed about 10-20% of those infected. About 50-100M deaths.

    But disease transmission was poorly understood, and there was no tylenol. That's why the risk is real, but we're a lot better prepared to prevent and fight it.

    If you have ever had the proper flu and a fever of 103F, you understand how people died of flu before tylenol. I know I do!!
     
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    Tens upon tens upon tens of millions of people with bad hygeine, bad sanitary conditions, crammed together overseas during the war, being exposed to a bug when they themselves are weak, stressed and at risk for infection... No modern medicine, limited vaccines, lack of knowledge of virus transmission, lack of global communication, first time for global travel for most of the world - I'll roll the bones with my Campbell's Soup strategy.

    You don't want to be the first one to panic. But you NEVER want to be the last one to panic.
     
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  19. LivntheCyLife

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    It seems like the number of cases is climbing quite a bit faster than death count now. It's all very complex trying to piece together but if I was betting I'd say more widespread but less lethal in a given patient than SARS or MERS. Also seems very likely with it being pneumonia-like symptoms and a coronavirus to be much more dangerous for the sick or elderly than something like ebola or Spanish flu which is more equal risk for anybody.
     
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  20. VTXCyRyD

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    Viral pneumonia (like what this coronavirus can cause) is a lot scarier then bacterial pneumonia. If you have a bad case of bacterial pneumonia they throw you on some antibiotics and you start feeling better very quickly. With viral pneumonia, the best they can do is to put you on breathing machines and hope your body can fight it off.
     
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