The problem is, many are very sceptical of China's numbers. They haven't been updating the totals consistently these last few days, and even though they recently had several new epicenters of infection, they aren't showing very much officially tallied growth compared to what happened in Wuhan. So the numbers are flattening out because (many like myself believe) they want everyone to just go back to work, and the world to stop looking at them so closely.I have only read a few comments so hopefully this is not a repeat.
The 1918 flu killed 20 to 100 million people in ONE YEAR (estimates vary), that's somewhere between 55,000 and 275,000 people per day world wide.
The 2020 coronavirus has been ramping up for a couple of months at least. It has killed less than 2,800 so far, none in the US to date.
From a graph of the number of cases over time, it looks to me like the number is flattening out:
Coronavirus Update (Live): 4,272,729 Cases and 287,615 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic - WorldometerLive statistics and coronavirus news tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients, tests, and death toll due to the COVID-19 coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Coronavirus counter with new cases, deaths, and number of tests per 1 Million population. Historical data and info. Daily...www.worldometers.info
CDC says fewer than 2500 deaths:
Fourteen cases have been diagnosed in the United States, in addition to 39 cases among repatriated persons from high-risk settings, for a current total of 53 cases within the United States. U.S. ...www.cdc.gov
I'd take normal precautions against getting a cold or flu, but this does not look like a big problem.
I must say the internet is an excellent tool for research. One can look up the Vaccine Court and learn how people injured by vaccines caused the court's creation - to protect drug companies from the damage caused by their products. You can also research how a "senior scientist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... confessed on the internet that he and five of his colleagues had committed fraud on their 2004 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine study when they covered-up the fact that the vaccine was causally associated with autism."With so many relying on the internet for medical advice, bad and good. Results may be even worse than 1918.
"I ain't gonna get my kid vaccinated, it'll make him stupid!". Trust me it isn't the vaccine, it's genetics.
In my previous reply to your post I forgot to mention that the 1918 flu was more deadly in it's second and third waves than it's first.The 1918 flu killed 20 to 100 million people in ONE YEAR (estimates vary), that's somewhere between 55,000 and 275,000 people per day world wide.
This is an excellent post, and I whole heartedly agree.There are thousands of people entering this country from China every day. At any given time you can look up on FlightRadar24 and find a dozen or more aircraft, heavies, or wide bodies 300 plus people on each plane flying to various US destinations.
Hajien Airlines or what ever airlines flies a 787 Dreamliner from Bejing to Las Vegas about 4 times a week. Again, probably 350 people on that plane, going to a destination where travelers all over the world go and then return home, exposed to who knows whatever. There has been much more exposure to all this already.
What the real thing here is, that the media, and in particular WSJ, Bloomberg (go figure azzhole), MSNBC and all the other MSM trash purveying outlets have managed to get the market to react to these fabricated supply chain disruptions, and have precipitated the last two days of down markets. This allows the institutional investors and the shorts to take advantage of fluctuating prices on stocks, like Apple, Google, Disney and those with strong international operations in China. There have been huge profits taken and there will be even larger profits taken when the market comes back up. When you see Apple down $ 5 a share, the institutional investors will buy hard and double their money or more on millions of dollars in trades, when Apple comes back $ 10 higher.
The corona virus is real, but not the plague some make it out to be. This is pure and a simple a very successful media manipulation by the financial hacks that spew the bullsh*t I read in my stock feed every day. I am just a small time investor who has managed to do pretty good the last couple of years, but the minute the hacks scream " go to gold, equities are tanking" you know they are trying to move the market and it has worked very well this time. See it for what it is, otherwise MSM would not be reporting it.
So I took a position in Dollar General yesterday, no international exposure, serving markets the chains can't or will not serve. We will see what happens. You have a better chance of dying from the regular flu than you do of some obscure virus from China.
Just for an example, this is a Emirates Airbus 380 from Dubai to San Francisco. Probably 400 people on this plane. It flies over my place in Central Oregon 3 times a week on that flight. That is how many people move around this world on any given day.
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I too VERY much doubt there is any kind of global plan. I would bet this got out by accident. This is why China at first tried to cover it up until it was too late. Now it's out there. The panic, now that is a whole different game. How many people in the US have died from this so far? Last I heard it was zero. How many people have died in the US so far from this years run of the Flu? Last I heard it was several K. Happens every year. The people who die from this new bug are the same people who die from the flu here. Very young, very old, very sick. Soon they will have a "flu shot" vaccine for this virus too. In the mean time many K will die in countries that do not have the kind of medical system we have here. The same medical system that a LOT of people go on the news daily to say it's not fair we have or how it sucks here. Selling panic works because humans want it to be true. Tell those in panic that there is nothing to panic about, that no one here has died yet, they do not want to believe it so they don't. Put up a website saying no one here is doing anything and the same people who want to panic will flock too it and lap it up because they want it to be true. Tell people that the store shelves will soon be empty and guess what happens? The shelves are soon empty because people made it happen. Soon this bug will have run it's course, we will have a vaccine for it and people will flock to another panic. Not to mention someone will put up a website saying the vaccine to this bug is causing some kind of disease or such and a bunch of the panic stricken will believe that too. So the herd runs from one panic to the next screaming the sky is falling.This is an excellent post, and I whole heartedly agree.
However, there are now many other areas than China that are new epicenters of infection and are taking this very seriously. I doubt there is a global plan among governments to manipulate the markets, and try to hurt trump politically.
Ive been busy the last few hours and didn't see what was posted before it was deleted, but we have to knock this crap off. Now it's flagged for closure.
I, and many others on here appreciate the news others bring here. I appreciate the views on that news that folks post here, on both sides of the coin. I use this specific thread as a good part of my news intake/ feed.
Please don't get this thread closed.
We know It can travel person to person..But another question How much Food, or Food ingredients do we get from China ?? Cough, Cough..How long can this man- made bug last ? Can it mutate ? What else is China going to send us?No way. That would be racist (patriotic, safe and sensible).
No. We have a global trade relationship with China that would set us back several decades in tech if we had to shut down travel to and from China. Additionally, COVI-19 is in over several dozens nations already. It’s already here in the US. Due to it’s epidemiology being so similar to virus that cause various chest colds and severe respiratory symptoms, it spreads faster and more efficiently. If you’re reasonably healthy and not immune compromised you should be fine. Eventually we will all get exposed to it and build up a natural immunity to it. Same as the common cold. Hopefully it does not mutate into something worse, which is a possibility, but unlikely to be any more damaging than it already is. We believe it’s 2% mortality is a stretch but we won’t really know until the “pandemic” runs its course. Flu killed over 80,000 IS citizens last year, and I would be no more concerned with COVI-19. Sadly the companies selling Flu vaccines are targeting the strains which requires perfect forecasting, when they get the regional strains wrong lots of vulnerable people die. They could have targeted the root of the Flu types. Hopefully with COVI-19 they don’t pull the same stunt, unless it’s scientifically unreadable to do so. I would not worry about it unless you or a family member is high risk, in which case you can prepare for the virus by eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and having a medical provider and supplies prepared for a (40) day quarantine.