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The NBA just suspended its season and March Madness will not be played in front of fans. Feels like we might be on the tip of the iceberg here. NASCAR earlier today announced some changes to protect the drivers. It remains to be seen if they will follow suit in not allowing fans at the track.

 

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I hope NASCAR maintains attendance but assists with guidelines, lots of wash/antibacterial stations, etc. At the worst, suggest they employ people to check fans entering to determine if they have fever. If so, no admission. This is not a perfect limitation but is a protocol being conducted at one local assisted living for visitors.
 

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Not a great take from Larson...

Larson wasn't far off. Compared to the Corona virus the Flu isn't getting the drama from the talking heads

“CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 34 million flu illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu,” the CDC’s Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report said.

 

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Lol, what the **** is the NBA going to do exactly? This ****'s already endemic. Thinking we can eradicate disease the height of man's hubris. It's gonna burn through the population whether we like it or not. All we can do is take basic precautions, otherwise we might as well just go back to being cavemen.
 

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Larson wasn't far off. Compared to the Corona virus the Flu isn't getting the drama from the talking heads

“CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 34 million flu illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu,” the CDC’s Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report said.

There's a vaccine for the flu.
 

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Lol, what the **** is the NBA going to do exactly? This ****'s already endemic. Thinking we can eradicate disease the height of man's hubris. It's gonna burn through the population whether we like it or not. All we can do is take basic precautions, otherwise we might as well just go back to being cavemen.
Short trip.

Do some research if only to understand what endemic means.
 

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The Nebraska basketball team is currently under quarantine at Bankers Life Arena in Indy. I'll be shocked if they don't announce tomorrow the NCAA Tournament is cancelled.
 

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There's a vaccine for the flu.
Ya completely missed the point. The flu kills way more. It's simple math. Tripple the Coronavirus Cases ( 379,000) and tripple the deaths (13,889) and you still aren't there compared to the flu.

Coronavirus Cases: (350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu)
126,336
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Deaths:
4,633
 

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Ya completely missed the point. The flu kills way more. It's simple math. Tripple the Coronavirus Cases ( 379,000) and tripple the deaths (13,889) and you still aren't there compared to the flu.

Coronavirus Cases: (350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu)
126,336
view by country
Deaths:
4,633
Actually, you missed the point. This virus started not much more than two months ago and there is no vaccine. It is still rapidly spreading and if hospitals get overwhelmed, things could get really serious.
 

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Actually, you missed the point. This virus started not much more than two months ago and there is no vaccine. It is still rapidly spreading and if hospitals get overwhelmed, things could get really serious.
As far as doctors in China can tell ( or perhaps are allowed to tell) the death rate is not much worse than the death rate from severe cases of the flu.
 

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As far as doctors in China can tell ( or perhaps are allowed to tell) the death rate is not much worse than the death rate from severe cases of the flu.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases disagrees.

“Which means this is ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu. I think that's something that people can get their arms around and understand."

Good science based info here:

 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases disagrees.

“Which means this is ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu. I think that's something that people can get their arms around and understand."

Good science based info here:

I'll stick with the Math
 
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You posted a freaking Quora page (which doesn't even support your argument). You obviously don't care about the math or science behind this.
Here is another from NY Times. But it don't matter, got to have the drama.

The fatality rate was over 2 percent, in one study. But government scientists have estimated that the real figure could be below 1 percent, roughly the rate occurring in a severe flu season.

 

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Here is another from NY Times. But it don't matter, got to have the drama.

The fatality rate was over 2 percent, in one study. But government scientists have estimated that the real figure could be below 1 percent, roughly the rate occurring in a severe flu season.

Drama doesn’t play in. The science delivered by epidemiologists from Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins et al is real.

You’re among the most vulnerable segment of the population. I sincerely hope you’re scrubbing your hands vigorously after every time you touch things that aren’t yours, disinfecting surfaces in the house and car and trying your best to avoid close contact with others.
 

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What if we've already had it, and we never even knew it? Maybe it's been here longer than we think.

How would one know if they have coronavirus or a strong strain of the flu without having been tested? Does coronavirus disappear in testing after you fight it off after a certain amount of time? If a death was counted as flu this year, how would they know it wasn't coronavirus without having tested for it? They both have very similar symptoms.
 

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Drama doesn’t play in. The science delivered by epidemiologists from Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins et al is real.

You’re among the most vulnerable segment of the population. I sincerely hope you’re scrubbing your hands vigorously after every time you touch things that aren’t yours, disinfecting surfaces in the house and car and trying your best to avoid close contact with others.
It has been the same process for years, for the Flu A &B and any other retro virus, and just like the others they will produce a vaccine,,,and then another retro virus will appear, and on and on. That is what retro virus do as they spread to other parts of the world during flu season.
 

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Our bodies are familiar with the flu and it’s annual mutations. We have built up antibodies over time and have an updated vaccine available every year.

That is not the case here.
 

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NASCAR announces event operational changes due to coronavirus fears


Perhaps their new infectious diseases guy will explain that science has already discovered that the bug can move through the air.
 

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What if we've already had it, and we never even knew it? Maybe it's been here longer than we think.

How would one know if they have coronavirus or a strong strain of the flu without having been tested? Does coronavirus disappear in testing after you fight it off after a certain amount of time? If a death was counted as flu this year, how would they know it wasn't coronavirus without having tested for it? They both have very similar symptoms.
There is not an active, systematic effort to identify cases as such but it has happened, yes.

 

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What if we've already had it, and we never even knew it? Maybe it's been here longer than we think.

How would one know if they have coronavirus or a strong strain of the flu without having been tested? Does coronavirus disappear in testing after you fight it off after a certain amount of time? If a death was counted as flu this year, how would they know it wasn't coronavirus without having tested for it? They both have very similar symptoms.
Coronavirus (been around a long time)is what is called a retro virus which means it changes (morphs) as it revolves around the world. This version is 19. It is spread by travelers(hosts) in Airplanes, ships, and people in vehicles on the mainlands going from place to place. Flu season is always somewhere. Flu Vaccines are educated guesses made and low doses are given based on how they think the virus will change when it comes around to a certain population.
 
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