By conflating the actual disease with either the press furor, or the research funding feeding frenzy that's fueled by political drive to address the said press furor, you do terrible disservice to the people who died of the disease, the science, the public opinion of science, and the world in general.
You make light of something you don't understand, and look ridiculous doing so.
Maybe try to be a little less like antigunners next time please.
Someone had to eat crappy cornflakes this morning.
Meh, I'm waiting for ankle deep sea level rise.
The U.S. is NOT china. We have neither the population, nor the population density of china, nor is there much comparison in the quality of medical care that our general population has access to. We also have an order of magnitude more freedom to alter our personal behaviors and associations here in the U.S. than they have in china. When something like this occurs, if it becomes a real danger, people here have the option to voluntarily change their behaviors accordingly, and it is unlikely to maintain those numbers if it hits our shores in any significant way.
Again, I will think about being alarmed when there is something to be alarmed about. So far, not so much...
So was talking to my son who is on a cruise ship working the bridge since December.
Said the ship just went on code red.
The crew can not eat same food as the passengers, they have to be served all their food including coffee, canít get it themselves.
No unnecessary interaction with the passengers.
The officers are bitching because they get to eat passengers food and work out in the fancy gym, now they canít.
He gets off the end of March.
Says ships company is being careful as they are sailing around the Hawaiian islands only and there are a lot of orientals there.
Also no one allowed to cruise or work on ship if your passport shows a trip to China in past 3 months.
Back in 2005 I was infected with the Bird Flu. It was a very difficult time for me. No matter where I parked my car, by the time I got to the door I had to stop and leave a deposit on someone else's windshield. Embarrassing, to say the least. I hope no one else ever has to go through that!
Very distressing discussion. I will go back to my safe space now.
Now the infected count is over 20,000 in China.
Researchers have also found some proof that the virus can be spread by contact with fecal material from an infected person.
Well I guess this is the end for California.
FYI for those of you in Rio Linda fecal material is poop.
Also in today's news Princess Cruise ship the Diamond Princess was just put on quarantine off the coast of japan.
Passenger tested positive, now 3K are stuck on the ship for who know how long.
This thing is going to be getting out of control very soon.