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1 hour ago, notme said:

I read yesterday that there are three possible cases in my state. 

Since it is contagious before symptoms show, definitely it is more widespread than is known. 

"Adapting" is likely a better word than "mutating" to characterize than Wuhan nCoV is now more easily spread pneumonically.

@starlight ?  ls this correct?

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My sister in-law recovered from corona and today, after staying in the hospital for a few days, she returned home.

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ First British doctor to die https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8158969/GP-died-Southend-hospital-Essex-doctor-die-coronavirus.html We

What do you mean why? Because we are better off than the developed world now that we have an honest leader.  Other breaking news, I have a dry cough  

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

"Adapting" is likely a better word than "mutating" to characterize than Wuhan nCoV is now more easily spread pneumonically.

@starlight ?  ls this correct?

Mutations is one of the means of adaptation. 

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This is a Live Radar image of all the flights currently in the air around China and it's neighbours.

It looks to me like the active spread of this virus and the morphing results will be something we haven't witnessed in a generation.

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19 hours ago, Ejaz said:

To be fair to akhiraisreal Islamic PuIse posted this video of Bill Gates saying we can reduce the population growth through the use of new vaccines (skip to 5 min):

 

 

 

 

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On 1/26/2020 at 8:06 PM, hasanhh said:

Central and Eastern Europe has 'blood pudding'.

I never saw such a thing and I live in Central Europe and part of my family is from Eastern Europe but I know some Tlačenka (in one version is added blood) and also Prejt (also a version with added blood - that is named in English a ,,Blood Sausage"), both is haram, so I don't eat it.

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On 1/26/2020 at 8:21 PM, Haji 2003 said:

Also it may be worth suspending the 5 second rule:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-second_rule

Five seconds rule is something very known about the Whites (Europeans) and I heard a lot people doing it that we the Roma (Gypsies) called the Europeans ritually unclean, as we don't eat anything what fell on floor, as we see it ritually unclean and I think that other people from South Asia have that view too, simply Whites often do weird things.

But to be honest, I don't know if the Arabs or Persians see five second rule also as ritually unclean thing, or at least as cultural taboo.

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17 minutes ago, HamidCZ said:

I never saw such a thing and I live in Central Europe and part of my family is from Eastern Europe but I know some Tlačenka (in one version is added blood) and also Prejt (also a version with added blood - that is named in English a ,,Blood Sausage"), both is haram, so I don't eat it.

Probably. l had a taste when l was real little and it was smooth-and-yucky. l didn't like it at all. This at some fair or such thing.

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Looking for the first coronavirus news story at National Public Radio website, I saw this:

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports
January 10, 2020 3:58 PM ET

by PIEN HUANG

[Mod Note: The image was removed to save space.]

Image caption: Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China, for coronavirus symptoms: Los Angeles International Airport (pictured above), JFK in New York and SFO in San Francisco. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Updated on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m.

Three U.S. airports will begin screening passengers from Wuhan, China, for symptoms of the new strain of coronavirus — named 2019-nCoV — that has been discovered in China.

Health officials in China say the virus is the culprit in a pneumonia outbreak in the central city of Wuhan, where more than 40 people have been diagnosed with mysterious viral lung infections since early December. Two cases have been identified in Thailand and one in Japan from travelers who had recently come from Wuhan. Two deaths have been reported in Wuhan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the announcement on Friday. Screening for symptoms will begin when direct flights from Wuhan arrive at JFK in New York on Friday night and at San Francisco's SFO on Saturday. The third airport, LAX in Los Angeles, does not have direct flights landing from Wuhan but will screen arriving passengers who initially flew out of Wuhan.

The outbreak was announced in China on Dec. 31. Chinese researchers say they sequenced the new coronavirus's genome from one patient's samples and matched it to others in the outbreak.

Some, but not all, of the cases appear to be linked to a large seafood market in the city, which also sells live animals for meat. Experts think the infection probably came from people touching or eating animals that carry the virus. These individuals then developed viral symptoms including fever, breathing issues and lesions on their lungs.

The coronavirus family includes six other strains known to infect humans. All share a signature look under a strong microscope: a circle with spikes coming off the surface, ending with small blobs — hence the "corona."

"Kind of looks like the peaks of a crown," says Carolyn Machamer, a virologist and cell biologist at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Four of those strains cause common colds, and two — SARS and MERS — have caused major pandemics. So how concerned should you be about this new disease?

Virologists watching the outbreak are asking three main questions to assess the severity of this coronavirus, on the scale of sniffles to severe threat.

1) Is it contagious?

Chinese authorities say the virus does not transmit easily between people.

Since health workers treating patients don't seem to have fallen sick, it's reasonable to believe that the virus doesn't spread efficiently, says Vineet Menachery, a virologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

The ease of person-to-person spread rests on several factors, including how well the virus replicates in a person and where in the body the infection is located.

"If it's in the nose or the upper airways, it potentially could be breathed or coughed out easier" compared with a deeper lung infection, says Matthew Frieman, a virologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The SARS virus spread readily through close person-to-person contact. The SARS pandemic originated in southern China in 2002, infected more than 8,000 people globally and caused some 800 deaths before the outbreak ended the following year.

MERS, which emerged in 2012 in Saudi Arabia, appears to spread less easily between people but to be more lethal. To date, it has infected around 2,500 people and caused around 850 deaths.

2) Is it lethal?

Chinese health authorities have reported two deaths from the virus in Wuhan: a 61-year-old man, described as a frequent visitor to the market, died last week, and a 69-year-old man, who became ill on New Year's Eve, died Wednesday.

About a half-dozen patients were in critical condition. Other patients have been treated and discharged.

The fact that people seem able to fight off the infection and recover is a good sign, says Machamer of Johns Hopkins.

"It's a serious-enough infection, but not like SARS or MERS," she says.

Health authorities are monitoring the patients in Wuhan and their close contacts to help manage the outbreak.

3) Is it contained?

So far, three cases of coronavirus have been confirmed outside of China, in travelers from Wuhan. Two Chinese tourists in Thailand and a Japanese man who returned from a trip to Wuhan were all confirmed to have the coronavirus. The World Health Organization says it's "not unexpected" for cases to be found elsewhere and called on other countries to monitor for signs.

Earlier this month, authorities closed the seafood and live animal market linked to the pneumonia cases for cleaning and investigations. It's a step from the post-SARS playbook on containing outbreaks.

"Viruses that emerge from animals need some time to become an epidemic strain," says Menachery. "The faster you find them, the faster you limit the spread."

He says that closing live animal markets in China and implementing strict quarantine procedures helped end the SARS outbreak globally.

CDC emphasizes that the risk of spread to the general American public is low but it will add about 100 staff to the three U.S. airports where screening will take place at its quarantine stations. Specimens will be collected from suspected cases and sent to CDC to confirm the diagnosis.

As more information about the virus comes to light, CDC says it will "reassess entry screening measures and could scale activities up or down accordingly."

On the "scared or not scared" scale, Frieman says his concern level for this outbreak is 4 out of 10. Signs point to an infection that's not very lethal and doesn't spread easily between people.

But until the source of the infection is found, there's no guarantee that the problem has been contained.

Several of the cases appear to be in people who did not visit the market that was closed, suggesting that animals from the same infected population may have been sold at other live markets or that, in some cases, it can spread between people.

If the number of cases increase, or more people start dying, he'll worry more. And if the virus shows signs of mutating and becomes easily transmitted between people, he says, virologists will become very concerned — that's a historic warning sign for pandemics.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/01/10/795343026/chinese-virologists-are-fighting-a-new-outbreak-heres-what-they-re-looking-for

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Update:- 106 people died, almost 4.6k people are infected. 
 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/28/Asia/wuhan-coronavirus-update-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Guys, please be careful. It’s getting serious. 
 

edit:- Scientists pinpoint 2 causes behind this virus

 

https://www.ccn.com/scientists-pinpoint-2-causes-behind-chinas-deadly-coronavirus-theyre-both-shocking/

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The media are just trying to build up ratings and other people are looking to make some money. Be sensible but don't fall for the sensationalism. Look at recent history. They always exaggerate these things and it turns out to be mostly be overblown nonsense in the end. Don't automatically believe or disbelieve - use your own commonsense.

Also does anyone think you might have some trolls in this chat? I've noticed that some commenting seem to be doing so to induce panic and drama rather than to contribute to conversation. That or they've worked themselves up into a panic and wish others to join in? Maybe I'm too cynical.  Be well. Love and best wishes to all.

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11 minutes ago, Vindemiatrix said:

@Diaz Wasn't this thread made by you? It says "GuestWindow" now... 

Oh, mine was more popular but I think he did it first, they merged it all. 

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0500EST 28Jan

BBC reports Russia, Mongolia and Hong Kong have closed their borders with "mainland" China.

---China is short on protective clothing for health workers and short on test kits.

Mongolia goes into lockdown:  https://www.rt.com/news/479271-mongolia-border-china-coronavirus/ 

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2000hrs Tokyo, Tues,28Jan20

A busdriver from Nara has tested positive for nCoV. He returned to work after visiting Wuhan.

Chinese hospitals are flooded "with thousands of patients" and, in NHK's words, "the situation is increasingly dire."

Shanghai Stock exchange is closed until next week. Seoul is down 3+%.

The only thing leading Amerikan nutworks news is Kobe.

NHK- virus now in 17 countries.

UK reports that the treatment for SARs appears to be effective for nCoV.

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33 minutes ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

These government officials are covering up the real story of what is actually happening. The death rate of people in Wuhan are increasing, thousands of people are infected. There is even speculation that one patient escaped quarantine.

Do you have a source/sources? 

None of what you claim would be surprising, but if it's just speculation it isn't useful. 

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11 minutes ago, notme said:

Do you have a source/sources? 

None of what you claim would be surprising, but if it's just speculation it isn't useful. 

Unfortunately I can’t bring the source. It was on one of those snapchat stories.

I called it speculation because they stated that it is some kind of rumour. And Allah knows best

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15 minutes ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

Unfortunately I can’t bring the source. It was on one of those snapchat stories.

I called it speculation because they stated that it is some kind of rumour. And Allah knows best

Thank you. 

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We've got science! which is complete, all encompassing and all knowing. Why do people worry? Just pump some stem cells into the infected or clone the dead ones back to life. Instead of fearing it, just sign up for immigration to mars. If nothing else, SPEND! Take a halal trip to Vegas. Buy that 100k usd electric car, it will help you feel better. Buy the latest iphone. Install the latest windows. Have some cheese burgers and some halal non-alcoholic beer and lots of candies. Bash Iran some more as you go away.

 

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Corrections:

10 hours ago, hasanhh said:

2000hrs Tokyo, Tues,28Jan20

A busdriver from Nara has tested positive for nCoV. He returned to work after visiting Wuhan.

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NHK- 

UK reports that the treatment for SARs appears to be effective for nCoV.

1700EST  NHK   The bus driver is 60 and has never been to Wuhan

NHK ---The treatment is using 2 HIV drugs

ADD: in China, 4500+ infected in hospitals, 1000 of these in "serious condition", number of deaths still reported as 106 there

Rumors are mistakingly  claiming children are not susceptible.

Is now in Taiwan.

DW DeutscheWelle:  on average, 1 person is infecting 2 to 3 others --person-to-person transmition; Baverian Health has confirmed 3 more cases to a total of 4 -so far.

According to xinhuanet tonight, the outbreak should "peak" in a week to ten days; more medical teams head to Wuhan;  the death rate is expected to drop also.

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Predictions were made from people(don’t remeber the job they have) but they mentionned this:

Best case scenario: 90% containment of the virus - 59 000 infected  1500 dead at peak time in 3 months.

Worst case scenario: 50% containment of virus - 5 million infected 100 000 dead peak time in 3 months.

it seems it will likely be in between.

 

Influenza is still much worse then this and so is malaria.

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8 minutes ago, HusseinAbbas said:

Influenza is still much worse then this and so is malaria.

l believe it was on BBC tonight that reported that the initial mortality rate for nCoV is 3% while the normal flu season it is 2%.

SARS 10% and MERS 35%

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2 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

l believe it was on BBC tonight that reported that the initial mortality rate for nCoV is 3% while the normal flu season it is 2%.

SARS 10% and MERS 35%

Similar death rates but the flu killed much more in its history as of now.

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