The case in Haslemere - only a short distance from me, is particularly worrying, as the man had not travelled abroad recently and, to the best of his knowledge, hadn't been in any contact with any people returning from the infected areas.
Utter madness. How hard can it be to have consistent advice to give to people?
Quite a few members up there.First case in Scotland and it's in my neck of the woods!
We've been here before, Spanish Flue, Ebola, AIDS.Current death rate based on official figures is 3.4% and growing daily. As predicted once it's infection rate outpaces the abilities of the medical community to respond then we're going to see what we're really up against.
I completely believe that the Chinese government has a) been nursing the figures, b) changed criteria for what they are measuring and c) minimised the numbers of dead and infected for economic and political reasons.I'm pretty dislocated from the 'expat community' in my neck o' the woods, but I do keep half an eye on what's going on and there has been growing concern from Americans flying back to the States who have found no checks being conducted on arrivals: no temperature checks, no health questionnaires, no contact details requested at any of the major airports (this is reported as true up to 2 March)--not even any signs reminding travellers of common symptoms.
The expat community is, of course, only a fraction of the total number of passengers travelling between Korea and the U.S. each day.
I'd say that the U.S. will have been statistically very lucky if they haven't had a few mild-, early-, non-symptomatic Covid-19 patients entering the country via this route: ex-pats, Korean citizens or third-country nationals passing through.
I don't want to get into the political blame game, but I will say that, if true, it is surprising that the authorities are not being more vigilant this late in the day.
If that massive and unpleasant Chinese effort delivered the world one advantage, it was the gift of time to prepare.
Edit: Apparently, they hope to have a system up and running by today (see paragraph 4 for opinion):
I heard same reported and seems this is our story:I am reading more reports of people supposedly recovering from the virus, then relapsing.
Anyone else noticing this?
I hate to nit-pick, but it's not though, is it? It's a NEW virus for which no-one has a natural immunity, it's not "merely" a mutated strain of seasonal influenza.coronavirus - which is just another form of flu
Nope. It's mainly a fever and lack of energy, a cough, then a shortness of breath - a terminal shortness of breath if you are unlucky. None of all the snotty nastiness the flu involves.Symptoms wise it's not really any different from any heavy cold or flu.
They're saying the opposite here, that it's going to be the new seasonal flu because it doesn't thrive in hot weather. That might be because hot weather is genuinely hot here - hot enough to make a difference?It's not going to have a "season", so Summer won't bring a drop in cases
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-confirmed-a-pet-dog-has-tested-positive-to-the-new-coronavirusHong Kong Confirms Pet Dog Has Coronavirus in Suspected Human-to-Animal Transmission
The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong was confirmed to be infected with the disease, in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission, authorities said on Wednesday.
The canine, which belongs to a 60-year-old woman patient, had repeatedly tested "weak positive" for the new coronavirus since Friday, when it was quarantined at an animal centre.
The city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said repeated tests suggest the dog – a Pomeranian – has "a low-level of infection".
The AFCD said experts from universities and the World Organisation for Animal Health have unanimously agreed that "it is likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission".
The Pomeranian has not shown any novel coronavirus symptoms, it said.
New measures put in place by Hong Kong's government last Friday mean all pets infected with the coronavirus must be quarantined for 14 days. Two dogs are already in isolation. ...
As far as I'm concerned it's not confirmed since the ccp control the news in China so do your self a favour take this with a big pitch of salt.This may be the first confirmed case of human-to-animal transmission ...
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-confirmed-a-pet-dog-has-tested-positive-to-the-new-coronavirus
The temperature in Wuhan during February wasn't that cold and the virus still took hold.They're saying the opposite here, that it's going to be the new seasonal flu because it doesn't thrive in hot weather. That might be because hot weather is genuinely hot here - hot enough to make a difference?