Details:Apparently the first American service person has been infected while stationed in South Korea.
This turned out ironically.
He is more interested in calming the markets than imparting any real info.
Yes. Just because it is a Chinese place. The virus began in China. Chinese people are the most likely to have relatives in China. Chinese people who work in Chinese restaurants are the most likely to visit relatives in China. Not a surprise that people are avoiding Chinese restaurants. People now are beginning to avoid large gatherings of any kind any place. It is certainly not racially based. It is a question geography with regard to this particular illness.Another cruise ship has been detained because a crew member is suspected of being infected with ********* virus (this time in Jamaica and Cayman):
Related to this - It was so sad to wander into our local Chinese food restaurant for lunch today and see the place almost empty, whereas before it was brimming over with customers. Just because it's a Chinese place?!
Well surgical face masks do nothing to keep well people from getting sick so you saved some money.I went to three major stores today to buy surgical face masks & everyone was sold out.
It's completely racial based. As has been pointed out several times, there are protocols for people coming from China that would prevent your imagined scenario. Also, no one is avoiding Italian restaurants and they have an outbreak there too.Yes. Just because it is a Chinese place. The virus began in China. Chinese people are the most likely to have relatives in China. Chinese people who work in Chinese restaurants are the most likely to visit relatives in China. Not a surprise that people are avoiding Chinese restaurants. People now are beginning to avoid large gatherings of any kind any place. It is certainly not racially based. It is a question geography with regard to this particular illness.
More than the elderly, young and immunocompromised have died from regular flu this year; we've lost several young, otherwise healthy patients in our ICU in the past few months. Just because *********-19 is new and unknown doesn't mean that folks aren't protecting themselves against the known as well. (Of course, it doesn't help that this year's flu vaccine has been less effective even than usual).People have the flu. It happens every year. A few, who are elderly, young, or have other serious health problems have died. People die from the normal flu.
The above intensive prep list article indicates that hand sanitizers tend to be anti-bacterial, which is not very helpful. Obtaining or making anti-viral hand sanitizers is better. As is using Lysol wipes to clean surfaces. The article is very comprehensive.Hand sanitizers are selling out as well.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem infections, amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled.
I imported alcohol sanitizer (Purell) through Amazon a week ago since I couldn't find 1ml of them at any reasonable/acceptable price (there are some on net but stores jacked up the price like x15) here in Japan. It's the only thing that I bought as a stock at this point. I can still buy enough foods and paper (including toilet paper) in my town. I'm thinking about buying cold med which includes good amount of expectorant to prepare for unfortunate catching *********-19. I didn't buy anything for SARDS or bird flu.Did you do this sort of stuff for the Bird Flu or SARS? I am doing nothing because that's what I did for those pandemics.
ETA "you" means "anyone reading this"
This woman's case gave sorta shock to people around me today. How tough it would be to kill the virus completely.Just to show you how much we still don't know about this virus....