RT @financequant: This is a report on You Tube filed by an American ex-pat who has lived in China for over a decade. It's one person's perspective. Coronavirus - The Lies and the Truths https://t.co/cT8vIx652j via @YouTube
#33kByJuly3018Moku //not_giving_away_ETH\\ - @CarpeNoctom3 weeks ago
RT @nytimes: Breaking News: The first U.S. case of the Wuhan coronavirus has been confirmed in Washington State, federal officials said. The virus has spread from China to at least 4 other countries. https://t.co/ahjgXTS9sM
He wasn’t even in Wuhan when he got it, and it took him quite a while for him to show symptoms, he was just smart enough to report it to authorities once he started to show similar symptoms. I’m very worried about the incubation period, as we may have ticking time bombs globally currently.
They literally ARE screening at SeaTac. Multiple articles point this out. This fellow just got in before the screening was deployed. China is, yet again, not being transparent about this outbreak. That makes getting containment countermeasures in place a bit harder but they’re in place now.
I think this is going to be a much more significant event than SARS. With the number of countries reporting patients and the report of one patient infecting 14 healthcare workers, it sounds like it’s easily transmitted. I hope I’m wrong!
Super-spreaders are known from SARS as well though, also involving healthcare workers, so this means nothing.
"Despite his symptoms, he traveled to Hong Kong to attend a family wedding. He stayed on the ninth floor of the Metropole Hotel in [Kowloon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon), infecting 16 other hotel guests also staying on that floor (pictured above). The guests then traveled to Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam, spreading SARS to those locations and transmitting what became a global epidemic.[\[16\]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-spreader#cite_note-16)
In another case during this same outbreak, a 54-year-old male was admitted to a hospital with coronary heart disease, chronic renal failure and type two diabetes. He had been in contact with a patient known to have SARS. Shortly after his admission he developed fever, cough, myalgia and sore throat. The admitting physician suspected SARS. The patient was transferred to another hospital for treatment of his coronary artery disease. While there, his SARS symptoms became more pronounced. Later, it was discovered he had transmitted SARS to 33 other patients in just two days. He was transferred back to the original hospital where he died of SARS."
"Superspreading was defined as transmission of SARS to at least eight contacts. An index patient with onset of SARS 2 months after hospital admission was the source of four generations of transmission to 76 case-patients, including 12 healthcare workers and several hospital visitors. Four (5%) case circumstances met the superspreading definition."
There's a lot more out there.
Good point, super-spreaders did create significant clusters during the SARS outbreak but they are the anomaly. I think of probabilities. What is the likelihood that one of the first 100 people infected is a super-spreader? It’s too early to tell but the fact that this has already proven highly contagious doesn’t mean nothing.
Yeah, I definitely want more into on the patient who they say infected 14 HCWs. Admittedly, I haven't had time in the last week to read any literature coming out about it from the reporting agencies, but 14 contact infections seems awfully high. Not good.
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