The new coronavirus is still making headlines.
People continue to panic and fear. Sharing bloggers/vloggers' conspiracy theories and fear-mongering on social media doesn't help.
I don't mean to trivialise it, but experts keep telling that the known flu virus is more common and much more deadly than the new coronavirus, yet, this message doesn't seem getting through. Instead, panic and fear continue to spread.
Why do you think that is? Is there any psychology behind it? Is it human nature to (secretly) relish bad events, be thrilled by them, exaggerate them, etc.? Is it the novelty of the coronavirus many people find exciting and therefore can't help talking about it? I find it odd how the coronavirus has been making big headlines every single day.
Black hat theory, are the mass media and social media platforms hyping the COVID 19 in an effort to crash the economy? Intent being to deprive the incumbent President of that stepping stone to reelection and/or to benefit those who can dump excess $$ into the market low and ride up on another bubble when the furor dies down.
I get irritated by the losers who take photos from China (even videos) and put new headlines on them, like, “China kills 25,000 infected people” and etc. A Chinese lady posted about her concerns of the virus and her government. As sad as it was, it shouldn’t surprise us her misery - she is living in a communist country! Of course she has every reason to be concerned! I can’t stand the click-bait and viral-hungry idiots who fill our quest for knowledge with rubbish, causing us to calm the fears of those who believe the lies as well. Has the human race gone mad? Click Like and Share if you agree!
The CoronaVirus is a pandemic now, the best thing to do is prepare. It is a very real story and by default a very political one as well. Bad news always spreads faster than good, this will for a time displace the anti-Trump media stories. Media blame and shaming will ramp up lagging behind an actual exponential rise in infections. Establish media and social media have been consistent hot beds of conspiracy theories, why would they take a break for the CoronaVirus? I expect opportunistic scapegoating and the usual click-bait by the established media. But there are many great options for fantastic useful info if your discriminating.
The WHO is excessively bureaucratic, risk adverse, politically correct, not functionally responsible therefore by default not leading. It appears political correctness compromises the WHO's ability to recommend sound quarantine measures. When the WHO makes a recommendation it seems its already in effect.
Authorities claim to be ready and in control but in fact are not.
UK and Australian health service are not actually preparing for this but they claim they are prepared.
USA's CDC say they are beginning the process of making preparations.
China's CCP has put great effort to save face. Draconian measures are being taken inside of China along with scapegoating local officials.
By default China is in an economic recession as it's in a quarantine and has stopped human actively. A worldwide recession is inevitable.
This is not like the flu, its is worse, it is a disservice to say its just another flu because it's not. It appears a lot more will die from this new virus when it has run its course. Panic is good if it spurs real effective preparations. When it comes where you live a lot of people are going to seem to get sick all around the same time. The issue will be when your local hospitals get overwhelmed and are not be able to provide effective treatment. Hospitals may not inform you they are operationally ineffective. Doctors will be exhausted and vulnerable to this virus. As everyone is going flat out on making a vaccine so it maybe ready in 18 months. There is already a case of reinfection so this virus may be with us for many years.
Dr. John Campbell is excellent up to date useful medical info,
ADV Podcasts and sepenza china on what has been happening on the ground in China, this is unfiltered by the CCP.
On reddit r/Coronavirus can provide usefull info
This virus is crazy contagious. In a room if someone who has it coughs everyone is getting it. It’s like the worst flu ever, a real butt kicker, it really affects your lungs, lots of phlegm. But most likely you will recover after about two weeks or so.
The numbers of infection are known to be way low, no one is denying that.
I don't know if this helps or harms, however, my wife and I departed Toronto by air to California yesterday. At the airport there appeared to be a tight line of people that resembled the small intestines of a human, two thousand souls at least, all without masks. Not a mask was seen on any workers in the airport, in the airplane or in the airport in California. It was as though the corona virus was a non event. Perhaps because of the small numbers infected here in North America that no one is paying attention except in the Asian community who are seen with masks if someone has a common cold. Business in the Asian restaurants and shopping malls is also down significantly as a result of "human nature"?
There seems to be multiple themes overlaid on each other. There’s the usual media hype around every new virus that appears: “This is the big one.” SARS, bird flu, swine flu... drama sells. Then there’s the (still) anecdotal evidence that this may well be more virulent and dangerous than its predecessors. Factor in the Level 4 bioweapons lab purported to be located in Wuhan Province. (The Stand, anyone?) And of course, any sign of a genuine crisis would likely tank the stock market, and if you think the vultures and ghouls of the political elite wouldn’t look on that as a beneficial side-effect, I have to break the news to you: there is no Santa Claus or Easter bunny either.
This story has multiple legs, and we’ll be hearing about it for a long time.
Anyone who argues that a flu virus is more deadly than the Coronavirus, without providing supplemental information, is being disingenuous. "The A-bombs dropped on Japan weren't that deadly because most Japanese (the ones outside of the explosions) survived" argument.
It is currently documented that 1 out of 20 people who get the coronavirus die. The flu kills 1 out of 1000. It is suspected that the information is not correct because China is a liar. But, to predict one way or the other is speculation for sheep.
The reason why incident rates are low is because the WHO is working to contain the virus.
It's human nature to panic..when people see the death numbers every morning for corona and not the flu what do you think is going to panic them. One of the reasons Vietnam was so hard on people was the nightly death count. If you don't tell people what's happening they don't panic, ignorance is sometimes bliss.