2020-02-11 16:51:30 UTC
Forget China numbers, the best view of what to expect is the Diamond Princess in lock down in Japan. Have yet to see any report of a single person who has recovered from the infection, that's key. A vaccine could take a long time to be found. Both the " Spanish flu " named such because Spain was the only country that candidly reported its spread , and the plague that killed 1/3 of the population of Europe both came to an end without anyone to this day really knowing why.
50/50 the problem will kill off a significant per centage of the world's population or just run its course mainly in China.
During the Spanish flu after WW 1 the government prevented newspapers from publishing reports on what was happening. Tens of millions died in Asia.
Trump is the last person to be in charge of the US if the problem hits here. The medical face masks are widely known not to be effective against the problem but for some reason the Chins think the are. I have a respirator that I know works with animal contaminants maybe will work against the virus. Even so if the food supply is affected look out.
At the first sign that the infection is starting to run through the NYC or NJ population I'm stocking up on months worth of food for my animals and me.
Spread of the virus would likely come from close contact with an infected person or touching anything days after the virus has landed on whatever. I'll be wearing rubber gloves at the food mrket as well as a respirator.
If China and other Asian countries go down for the count they will try to spread the virus to the West.
Aids vaccine took years to develop. This problem could wipe out human kind...and so much for the good IMO, in less than a year...or it could stay for the most part in Asia and die out. Remarkable that so much critical information is still unknown. Does not matter if it came from a meat market or military lab. Cases have appeared in North Korea. The poor health care system there could lead to the country being wiped out and and the leadership could shoot off their nuclear rockets in a last hurrah. Sad to see net posters downplaying this and pointing to
flu killing lots of people every year.
As I wrote in another post I see the coincidence in my first watching Godzilla King of the Monsters which opens in China at the same time news of what is happening in China surfaced The Kaiju are presented as a way to kill off people and cleanse the earth of man made pollution. I have been familiar with the corona virus for some time as it is an underlying cause of disease in cats.
Keep an eye on the Diamond Princess outbreak tho I would not be surprised if the Japanese government lies about what takes place. The virus can be present in a person who is a carrier but does not show symptoms. All infected people will not show symptoms for several days.
Mankind has two chances ; virus does not kill a high percentage of people infected and the plague will some how run its course, at some time. Unlikely any country will be able to contain the disease...too many people already have it.
How many movies will be made about this outbreak ?