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1UP_MARIO

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Dezzy

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That's a bit silly. There are plenty of types of death that are more common with rich people than poor people, that we also don't freak out about. Heart disease and suicide being 2 examples.

We freak out about things when they're new, and especially if they're infectuous. Because that means we haven't yet figured out the best response, and it also means how you respond over a short period of time has a massive impact on how far it spreads.

That's not true of most other causes of death. Your behaviour only influences something like heart disease on the timescale of decades, which is why no-one panic about it, and it only affects yourself. You can't transmit heart disease or depression to other people.

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

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@Dezzy I think you missed the point

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Dezzy

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What was the point?

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

Randomname19

I live in Italy,and there are already been some cases in my city.The the italian government decided to close Lombardy,the region where the virus first appeared.Some idiots spread the word and people escaped from Lombardy overnight,possibly spreading the virus more.So now i go out the house as less as i can.

Good thing i play VRChat,so i still chill out with people in a safe way.

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1UP_MARIO

@Dezzy don’t panic. This is another disease that will soon pass but hunger won’t

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gcunit

Apparently someone in my town has it (and yes, they've just returned from Italy...), so this might be my last post...

Personally I'd like it if more information about the fatalities were published. Sometimes you'll hear about a particular case and they might mention the victim's age and 'underlying health condition', but if they want us to commit to responsibly controlling the outbreak, they should be sharing the age and pre-virus health status of every victim so that we have a better idea of the 'at risk' profile. At the moment it's a bit too wishy washy.

@1UP_MARIO Don't worry, hunger will pass as well. That's the good thing about life, sooner or later you'll have literally nothing to worry about.

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@gcunit I hope your right 😀

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Maxz

Regardless of its relative lethality, the virus most definitely not a good thing and it is - and this goes without saying - in everyone’s interests to stop it spreading at a rate that overwhelms health services of our respective counties.

Most of what we can do on an individual basis is not particularly heroic. In fact, the list is largely comprised of not doing stuff. But still, it’s worth behaving calmly and collectedly, and taking sensible precautions.

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It's being made to be worse than it looks by the media. It hasn't killed as many people as others(like the flu).

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Maxz

Can somewhat clarify what is and isn’t “the media”? Surely all media is media? Social media is media. Television is media. Blogs are media. YouTube is media. Twitter is media. This forum is media. And on each platform exist countless users, each with their own opinions and agendas.

Yes, misinformation is rife. Both deliberate and unknowing distortions of the truth are commonplace in today’s information ecosystem. But acting like it’s all coming from a single source with a single motive disguises the extent of the web in which falsities get created and distributed.

“The media” is a simple thing to criticise, because it represents a single object. But specifically, what is being referred to here? Because with terminology as vague as “the media”, a hundred people can use the same word and each mean different things.

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Suddenly i was thinking if Corona virus has been made by heartless people and then has been spreaded in public without any knowledge.

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Zuljaras

One of the latest versions is that the China government created the virus to clean up the old people because of their pensions. Less working people are "paying" the taxes for the pensions.

It is interesting take but we will never know.

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Maxz

Or maybe it was manufactured by merpeople to set the humans fighting each other and usher in a new era or mer-premacy. We’ll never know.

There’s no denying that China suffers appalling governance to the detriment of its citizens, but I don’t think indulging groundless speculation really helps anything.

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Zuljaras

@Maxz Well that is what we get for destroying their oceans and seas! Mer-people arise!!! But we have bigger problems on land … the Lizard people!

Also nothing helps. Just some over the top speculations.

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TuVictus

My favorite take on this is that it IS serious, though many people are indeed overreacting. Just take precautions, be safe.

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Octane

@Zuljaras Yeah, that is true. If you are healthy, your chance of dying from it aren't 3% (or whatever percentage it is). The 3% is the average for the total population. So whilst young and healthy people are expected to make a full recovery, it's the people with an impaired immune system and the elderly that are at risk; and their mortality rate is a lot higher than 3% as a result. So yeah, if you're healthy you don't have to worry about anything personally. But I don't think you want your parents or grandparents to contract the disease, so it's still in everyone's interest to be cautious at best. Unless you're incredibly selfish and don't care about anyone else.

@1UP_MARIO Well, the death rate of starvation doesn't exponentially increase...

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Woomy_NNYes

Yeah, I'm not psyched to put my hands on a shopping kart to grocery shop these days.

  • if they call "shopping karts" or "grocery stores" something else in the UK, please tell me. I love hearing this stuff. I <3 UK

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Wait, it's still going? But I thought China fixed everything by banning Plague Inc...

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