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    If you were having to take a flight (and knowing as I do how the air conditioning system on a aircraft function), would you wear a medical face mask?
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    The number of cases are doubling roughly every 2 days. Of course, we have to see if this continues. When I look for doubling from 200 to 400 to 800, here is what I get:


    Days Between Number of cases
    Jan 20 start 200
    2 400
    2 800
    1.5 1,600
    2 3,200
    2 (Jan 29) 6,400 (actual number is 7,763, suspected 12,000)


    It looks like this monster Virus is doubling every 2 days. Of course, we have to see if this trend continues or the time it takes to double slows down. If it stays the same for 10 days, here's what it looks like:


    2 12,800
    2 25,600
    2 51,200
    2 102,400
    2 (Feb 10) 204,800


    So I would say that what happens in the next 10 days is critical. Scary.


    If you assume cases double for the entire month of February, the number is 200 million. Spanish flu was 500 million. This is just math. We have to see what happens but we aren't going to have to wait too long.


    If you compare the Wuhan Virus to SARS, the Wuhan Virus has generated about the same number of cases in 10 days that SARS took 8 months to generate. If this doesn't worry you, what does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    If you were having to take a flight (and knowing as I do how the air conditioning system on a aircraft function), would you wear a medical face mask?
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    Two cases now in the UK. Dooooomed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Two cases now in the UK. Dooooomed!
    Pull up the drawbridge! Oops, sorry, we can't do that until after 23:00 GMT
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    Just go about your business and screw the consequences. It'll get you one way or another if it's really as bad as worse case scenario predictions (not sure if those are from loony tune scaremongers or official people that know what they are talking about, i.e. no one on here. )

    To paraphrase Ivan Drago "If he lives, he lives".

    May as well get sick while there's still tier 1 treatment available in the UK and not when the NHS is overwhelmed with all the chinese students that flew back recently. i.e. first cases have a better chance of survival than those caught up in a wider panic regardless of how many true cases there are.

    May the fittest survive. Apparently it affects older men rather than women, so if we survive there's all those women that will be feeling lonely.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Just go about your business and screw the consequences. It'll get you one way or another if it's really as bad as worse case scenario predictions (not sure if those are from loony tune scaremongers or official people that know what they are talking about, i.e. no one on here. )

    To paraphrase Ivan Drago "If he lives, he lives".

    May as well get sick while there's still tier 1 treatment available in the UK and not when the NHS is overwhelmed with all the chinese students that flew back recently. i.e. first cases have a better chance of survival than those caught up in a wider panic regardless of how many true cases there are.

    May the fittest survive. Apparently it affects older men rather than women, so if we survive there's all those women that will be feeling lonely.
    Yeah but if I'm going to die I'd rather it not be drowning in a pool of my own snot.
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