Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak (Update: 17 US cases confirmed) (24 Viewers)

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It shouldn't be a big deal but with a large number of people unable to afford healthcare, and the anti vax crowd growing there's a small chance that this could be interesting.
 
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You don't eat bat soup in Wuhan China? :shrug:

Alternatively, if you suspect you may have it you can put on a mask and call the local ER and let them know you are coming, wear a mask so you don't spread it and get tested. You could also just self isolate for 3 weeks and see if you get symptoms.
I’ve contacted the NOLA authorities to pay Marsha a visit. Can’t be too cautious.
 

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You don't eat bat soup in Wuhan China? :shrug:

Alternatively, if you suspect you may have it you can put on a mask and call the local ER and let them know you are coming, wear a mask so you don't spread it and get tested. You could also just self isolate for 3 weeks and see if you get symptoms.
It's been years since I've had bat soup. I guess I don't have it but it's not like I want what I have now either. Congested head and nose, my sinuses hurt, and my temp is 100.4
 

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You don't eat bat soup in Wuhan China? :shrug:

Alternatively, if you suspect you may have it you can put on a mask and call the local ER and let them know you are coming, wear a mask so you don't spread it and get tested. You could also just self isolate for 3 weeks and see if you get symptoms.
They wont test you unless you have been to China or been in contact with someone that has it. Apparently even doctors can't get it tested unless it meets that criteria.
 

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It's been years since I've had bat soup. I guess I don't have it but it's not like I want what I have now either. Congested head and nose, my sinuses hurt, and my temp is 100.4
Sounds like what I have. Got sick last Saturday, felt well enough to work Monday. That lasted until 1000 am and I had to leave. Saw a doc on Tuesday and was told I have Flu B. Can’t go back to work until Tuesday
 

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Flu shots are your friend
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ETA: I was active duty Air Force for 23 years. I got the mandatory flu shot every year and never got the flu.
I’ve been retired for 12 years and have had the flu 4 times in that period. Never missed a shot.
I’m disappointed.
 

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It's been years since I've had bat soup. I guess I don't have it but it's not like I want what I have now either. Congested head and nose, my sinuses hurt, and my temp is 100.4
Do you have a cough?

 

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Had it
ETA: I was active duty Air Force for 23 years. I got the mandatory flu shot every year and never got the flu.
I’ve been retired for 12 years and have had the flu 4 times in that period. Never missed a shot.
I’m disappointed.
I've had the flu twice in the last 20 years. Never had a flu shot before. Weird.

Not saying people shouldn't get the shot. Just never was something I did.
 

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From a friend of mine living in Shanghai.

So here’s an update on what’s happening to me in China...maybe a bit of a ramble. So far in Shanghai things are not too bad. The local markets are open and I can get things like groceries delivered without much trouble (even beer). Delivery is more slow than usual and I have to go to the gate of my apartment complex to pick things up instead of coming right to my door. A lot of restaurants are closed right now, but I’m not keen on going out anyway. It will be interesting to see what happens in the upcoming week. Many places have been closed for the holiday (my work included) and the government extended that for an extra week, so many people are just now returning to the city. Things will start opening back up this week, but probably not everything. Temperature checks are everywhere , going into the markets and when I return to the apartment complex, always someone with a laser scanner to check you. If you have a fever...I’m not sure what happens but everyone will know about it. Many places require masks, which are difficult to get. My work is encouraging us to work at home this week, which I will happily be doing, if nothing else to avoid the confusion of the first few days when everyone returns to work. Lots of rules coming at work that basically encourage you not to stay be in groups and such (don’t eat in groups, don’t have meetings in person, don’t use the elevator for floors below 6...) There are a lot of transportation restrictions on people coming from certain provinces into Shanghai. The government is very good at tracking where you are are and where you have been. For example I was on a train a couple of weeks ago and I can check to see if anyone else on that train was infected (no one was). Honestly it’s not too scary yet, but things might change a lot when people start going back to work. The biggest thing is that Shanghai feels like a ghost town, millions of people staying inside, not because they have to, but because they want to. So difficult to stay at home instead of enjoying the city life, but until this is over that life won’t exist anyway. Public places like parks, zoos, cinemas, even Disneyland are all closed. Just stay at home. Luckily my apartment and my life are filled with half-finished hobbies. I’m not bored. My work gave us the option to return to the US if I wanted to. I am choosing to stay at this time, partiality because I don’t think the risk is too high, partially because this is where my life is right now. If I went back to the US I would just be worrying about my friends and colleagues here. It would probably be hard to get back anytime soon. I am confident China will beat this. Want to know more? I’ve got plenty of time to talk about it.
 

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ETA: I was active duty Air Force for 23 years. I got the mandatory flu shot every year and never got the flu.
I’ve been retired for 12 years and have had the flu 4 times in that period. Never missed a shot.
I’m disappointed.
Got who knows how many shots I got before going to Iraq, I haven’t got the flu shot since 2003. Have never gotten the flu but I also work out regularly and eat fairly healthy.
 
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I've had the flu twice in the last 20 years. Never had a flu shot before. Weird.

Not saying people shouldn't get the shot. Just never was something I did.
I think people need to know what works for them. For me the shot is not needed, but for others perhaps so.
 

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From a friend of mine living in Shanghai.

So here’s an update on what’s happening to me in China...maybe a bit of a ramble. So far in Shanghai things are not too bad. The local markets are open and I can get things like groceries delivered without much trouble (even beer). Delivery is more slow than usual and I have to go to the gate of my apartment complex to pick things up instead of coming right to my door. A lot of restaurants are closed right now, but I’m not keen on going out anyway. It will be interesting to see what happens in the upcoming week. Many places have been closed for the holiday (my work included) and the government extended that for an extra week, so many people are just now returning to the city. Things will start opening back up this week, but probably not everything. Temperature checks are everywhere , going into the markets and when I return to the apartment complex, always someone with a laser scanner to check you. If you have a fever...I’m not sure what happens but everyone will know about it. Many places require masks, which are difficult to get. My work is encouraging us to work at home this week, which I will happily be doing, if nothing else to avoid the confusion of the first few days when everyone returns to work. Lots of rules coming at work that basically encourage you not to stay be in groups and such (don’t eat in groups, don’t have meetings in person, don’t use the elevator for floors below 6...) There are a lot of transportation restrictions on people coming from certain provinces into Shanghai. The government is very good at tracking where you are are and where you have been. For example I was on a train a couple of weeks ago and I can check to see if anyone else on that train was infected (no one was). Honestly it’s not too scary yet, but things might change a lot when people start going back to work. The biggest thing is that Shanghai feels like a ghost town, millions of people staying inside, not because they have to, but because they want to. So difficult to stay at home instead of enjoying the city life, but until this is over that life won’t exist anyway. Public places like parks, zoos, cinemas, even Disneyland are all closed. Just stay at home. Luckily my apartment and my life are filled with half-finished hobbies. I’m not bored. My work gave us the option to return to the US if I wanted to. I am choosing to stay at this time, partiality because I don’t think the risk is too high, partially because this is where my life is right now. If I went back to the US I would just be worrying about my friends and colleagues here. It would probably be hard to get back anytime soon. I am confident China will beat this. Want to know more? I’ve got plenty of time to talk about it.
Friend in Hong Kong said pretty much the same thing. It isn't as dead as Shanghai but he said it's slow enough for it to be really weird. He sent me some video tonight, they have been out of toilet paper all over Hong Kong for more than a week. One store got a huge shipment in today and it was cleaned out in an hour. While the TP was there it was chaos, long lines, etc but an hour later the store was completely empty. pretty weird.
 

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