again..victim in 60's...not unusual for flu virii making it appear this virus is almost selective in its age group.but its not .I noted bleeding from several other clips which a "collapse" would not usually cause..and which also is not a reported symptom..I really will have to take a step back as some things are not adding up.including the hysteria in proportion to victims..considering we lose over 60k annually to flu..on an aside..keep in back of your minds always that our own CDC is part of the DOD..it shouldn't be too much different in China or other countries...
The number of flu-related deaths more than doubled in California over the first two weeks of the new year, rising to 149 on Jan. 18 from 70 on Jan. 4, according to the latest report from the California Department of Public Health.
State public health officials noted that influenza activity remains high statewide and that the influenza B (Victoria) and the influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 viruses are both circulating widely in California. Strains of both viruses were included in this year’s flu vaccine.
Nearly 36 percent of those who have died have been under the age of 65, according to state records, and that mortality rate is consistent with other seasons where flu viruses other than influenza A H3N2 have circulated in greater numbers. The flu typically kills more people ages 65 and older, and this year, roughly 64 percent of those killed by the disease have been in that age group.
Biochemist Laurel Edelman, the chief executive officer of a company called Sickweather, said her team has been predicting since September that the holiday season was going to be tough in terms of flu activity. The Kansas City, Missouri-based firm uses social media posts, past trends and known facts about the contagion to track the spread of influenza.
Time to make up a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother, Honey and garlic, and take every day.
8 cloves of garlic 1 cup of honey 1 cup of ACV
In the blender and whisk up till the garlic is fine in the mixture. Pour into a glass bottle and put it in the fridge for 5 days to ferment. Take a teaspoon a day, in water if necessary... to keep the bugs at bay. My husband was very sick with pneumonia many years ago, and I stopped it in its tracks with this mixture. Its quite potent. You can take more if you want too... and it also makes a great salad dressing.
A CNN reporter broadcasts from Wuhan, China, on the recent viral outbreak. There is nobody near who could possibly infect him — unless the cameraman has Guinness Book of Records coughs and sneezes. So why does he insist on wearing a blue surgical mask while talking?
It’s called “drama,” which is badly needed, because there appears to be nothing very special about this outbreak of the 2019-nCoV or Wuhan virus. It should actually be called the DvV, or Déjà vu Virus, because we have been through these hysterias before. Over and over. Heterosexual AIDS, Ebola repeatedly, the H1N1 swine flu that was actually vastly milder than the regular flu and, especially, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
Once you start debunking mass hysteria over outbreaks, it gets easy, because the same patterns repeat themselves.
The best remedy for all epidemic hysteria is perspective. How is this new outbreak different and thus potentially more dangerous from other diseases we have dealt with in the past or are dealing with now?
Wuhan is repeatedly labeled “deadly” — but so is every other virus most people know about. But especially deadly? Nearly 600 cases have been confirmed with at least 17 reported deaths.
An infected American is reportedly doing well. It’s probably true that the death toll is understated, but it’s guaranteed the infection number is. Probably as with, say, flu, the vast majority of those infected have such slight symptoms, they don’t seek medical attention.
For that reason, a comparison to the US flu death rate is also very difficult. As a share of hospitalizations, the regular flu death rate is 8.5 percent to 17 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — considerably higher than for Wuhan. But counting all estimated illnesses, reported and estimated, it’s much lower.
What we can say for sure is that Wuhan will be a lot worse in China, simply because health care there is vastly inferior. It appears that, like flu, Wuhan usually kills through often treatable secondary infections. Well, treatable in the West. You’d be surprised at how many potentially deadly diseases (malaria, TB) Americans get that wreak havoc in much of the world but kill essentially none of us.
It also appears those most likely to die of Wuhan virus fit the same profile as flu fatalities: people over 65, those with compromised immune systems and those with serious pre-existing conditions. Two of the 17 Wuhan dead were 89-year-olds with pre-existing conditions; the youngest was 48 and suffering from diabetes and a stroke.
Contagiousness is highly important, of course. But so far, there is no evidence that Wuhan, first reported more than three weeks ago, is more contagious than influenza or spreads differently.
Those are the important factors; everything else is noise and tinfoil-hat paranoia. see also Netflix releases ‘Pandemic’ docuseries as coronavirus spreads
We are breathlessly told it’s spread from human to human. Again, most of the contagious diseases we think of are spread between humans, with some exceptions, such as rabies.
It’s inherently bad because it’s new, we’re told. So were swine flu and SARS.
Chinese health officials warned it could mutate further to either become more deadly or more contagious. Same was said about the aforementioned outbreaks. Actually, viruses usually mutate to become less deadly, to preserve the host body and hence themselves.
The media are correct in saying the closest comparison here is SARS. It also was first reported in China and was what’s called a coronavirus. But while they want you to remember SARS as akin to the Black Death with cries of “Bring out your dead!,” fact is, there was a grand total of only 8,098 cases, of whom 774 died. Then the disease simply disappeared. More than 7,000 of those cases and about 650 of the deaths occurred just in mainland China and Hong Kong. The United States had just 75 cases and zero deaths.
By contrast, the CDC estimates about 80,000 Americans died of flu two seasons ago.
So if you want, buy a (probably worthless) surgical mask to play “twins” with those “courageous” TV newsmen. Or you may consider that flu shots are still available.
They had barely got past the Germ Theory and penicillin wasn't around I believe. Epidemiology was't even off the ground..have to check..but this is interesting
Where did Spanish flu begin? More recently, experts have proposed a third hypothesis: The Spanish flu originated somewhere in northern China in late 1917 and swiftly moved to western Europe with the 140,000 Chinese laborers the French and British governments recruited to perform manual labor to free up troops for wartime duty. www.history.com › news › why-was-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-calle
The flu is a viral infection caused by the influenza virus, a respiratory virus. The common cold is also a viral infection caused by the adenovirus or coronavirus and there are many, many subsets with a lot of variability. That's why it's said there's no cure for the common cold [and] there's no real vaccine.
Edit: Is it safe to assume we may be getting a lot of false positives in the reported numbers? www.scientificamerican.com › article › cold-flu-difference
Did the Black Death start in China? It was believed to start in China in 1334, spreading along trade routes and reaching Europe via Sicilian ports in the late 1340s. The plague killed an estimated 25 million people, almost a third of the continent's population. The Black Death lingered on for centuries, particularly in cities.Aug 20, 2019
Smallpox – mortality rate 95 per cent The ancient virus is one of the most devastating diseases known to mankind. The extremely contagious disease is caused by the variola virus. Humans have battled the virus for thousands of years. In the 20th century alone, smallpox killed 300 million people worldwide.Sep 11, 2018 www.scmp.com › lifestyle › health-wellness › article › seven-most-deadl...
The gdp will as in 2003 hit the Chinese economy hard with a drop of 1-2 percent...Thats why the draconian city quarantines..its realy a national security matter at this point
How is this screaming on virtually every clip possible when victims can't scream as their lungs are congested with blood and fluids..have you ever had bronchitis or pneumonia and tried laughing..much less scream? I have..and you can't do it w/o feeling you broke a rib..& why would the nurses be screaming and wailing which is not a good thing to do around sick and dying patients and must hardly be reassuring whilst they are waiting in the hallways?
if the global markets and bankers bubbles burst what better fall guy than a plague to blame it on...
Global Stocks Crash As Coronavirus Pandemic Infects 3,000; China, Yuan Plummet Profile picture for user Tyler Durden by Tyler Durden Mon, 01/27/2020 - 07:50 0 SHARES
Global markets are a freefalling, sea of red mess, as algos finally realized that last week's optimism that China's coronavirus epidemic "is contained" was actually dead wrong, and the result is Dow down over 400 points and S&P futures plunging below 3,250...
... because with nearly 3,000 people infected around the globe and over 80 dead, one thing is certain: the epidemic is anything but contained.
And so, after denying reality for over a week, global stocks finally tumbled on Monday with S&P futures plunged the most since October 2, as investors grew increasingly anxious about the economic impact of China’s spreading virus outbreak, with demand spiking for safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and Treasury notes.
"Any economic shock to China’s colossal industrial and consumption engines will spread rapidly to other countries through the increased trade and financial linkages associated with globalization,” Stephen Innes, chief Asia market strategist at Axitrader, wrote in a note Monday. “I’m starting to think cash is the right place to be for the next few weeks" Innes added making a mockery of Ray Dalio's cash forecast for the second time in three years.
As Saxobank notes, equities are finally beginning to contemplate the possibility that the virus 2019-nCoV in China will have significant economic impact as the lockdown is now affecting 56 million people. China has imposed travel bans, school closings in major cities and is extending the Lunar New Year. The market reaction already started Friday with the US equities declining as more news disseminated, but in today’s session Chinese related markets are hit hard.
“Investors will react quickly to any sign of negativity and this is no exception as China announces that the issue has become an emergency. This could keep oil prices fragile until the coronavirus shows signs of slowing down,” said Mihir Kapadia, chief executive at Sun Global Investments.
In Asian trading, the MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares ex-Japan was off 0.4%, although trade in the region has already slowed for the Lunar New Year and other holidays, with financial markets in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia closed on Monday. Japan’s Nikkei average slid 2.0%, the biggest one-day fall in five months. Amid the Lunar New Year holiday, many markets in Asia were closed with China expected to be closed until at least Feb 3, however those who wanted to get out of China could do so thanks to the Singapore-tarded China proxy, the FTSE China A50 future, has plunged over 11% since the disease outbreak was reported.
Suddenly..the haze just lifted..everything became crystal clear