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since DE are located in Canada whats going to happen? anything? or nothing?

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3 minutes ago, Jivy said:

since DE are located in Canada whats going to happen? anything? or nothing?

Less shorts, more knitted jumpers.

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7 minutes ago, Joe_Barbarian said:

Less shorts, more knitted jumpers.

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Just now, Jivy said:

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Jokes aside, asking what DE is going to do because a random virus has reached their shores won't change anything. You know unless we're looking at black plague level of exposure and people start dropping like flies and the government declares martial law or something.

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Remember bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, SARS outbreaks? Quick quarantine of travelers, public awareness and it fades away.

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What kind of question is this?

 

As long as nobody at DE gets infected and sneezes on everybody, nothing's gonna happen.

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Not a whole lot. I'm sure people will take precautions and be a bit more vigilant, and that should be enough.

All signs are this outbreak is less deadly, less contagious, and the world is better prepared for it than the SARS outbreak. China itself has learned a lot of lessons from that - though let's just say they didn't learn every lesson and certain old habits die hard.

That said, they did immediately notify the WHO, sequenced the virus's RNA and shared it with everyone, and that's the best thing they did for the rest of the world. We should therefore be okay.

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AFAIK, it has a 3% mortality rate, and, all things considered, a very slow spread rate. It just spread so fast in China because, well, CHINA. Massive overcrowding and awful pollution. Perfect for the spread of an infection.

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5 hours ago, Loza03 said:

AFAIK, it has a 3% mortality rate, and, all things considered, a very slow spread rate. It just spread so fast in China because, well, CHINA. Massive overcrowding and awful pollution. Perfect for the spread of an infection.

3% is still much more severe than your average flu, although it might be somewhat lower assuming that those with mild symptoms may not seek medical aid and never get diagnosed.

But yeah, judging from how few cases there has been outside of China, the virulence doesn't seem that high, at least during the incubation phase. Time will tell.

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59 minutes ago, Pr1A said:

3% is still much more severe than your average flu, although it might be somewhat lower assuming that those with mild symptoms may not seek medical aid and never get diagnosed.

But yeah, judging from how few cases there has been outside of China, the virulence doesn't seem that high, at least during the incubation phase. Time will tell.

Indeed. It's certainly a serious problem, but not the apocalyptic threat some would bill it as.

For reference, the Spanish Flu had a mortality rate of 20%, the Black death had 50%, and Ebola a whopping 90%. And as you say, not everyone would even manifest severe symptoms for this disease.

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1 hour ago, Loza03 said:

For reference, the Spanish Flu had a mortality rate of 20%, the Black death had 50%, and Ebola a whopping 90%.

I think SmallPox had a Mortality Rate as high as Ebola or higher before it got Eradicated. 

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22 minutes ago, GPrime96 said:

I think SmallPox had a Mortality Rate as high as Ebola or higher before it got Eradicated. 

The hemorrhagic smallpox variant was almost invariably fatal but the most common type had 30% fatality rate. Could still leave you with some nasty scars and other lifelong symptoms, though.

 

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On 2020-01-25 at 11:19 PM, Joe_Barbarian said:

Jokes aside, asking what DE is going to do because a random virus has reached their shores won't change anything. You know unless we're looking at black plague level of exposure and people start dropping like flies and the government declares martial law or something.

Even so they juts do working from home and stop warframe dev streams in the sense we know them until the crissis passes.

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As I always say whenever a new virus emerges: if ebola, a true "death sentence" kind of malady, didn't manage to wipe out humanity, this won't either.

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31 minutes ago, prodi1600 said:

Even so they juts do working from home and stop warframe dev streams in the sense we know them until the crissis passes.

Ya don't say

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Canada is a massive country with a much lower population density than China, and with a robust public health infrastructure. I'm sure they'll be fine.

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