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China says death toll from coronavirus rises to 106, confirmed cases hits 4,515

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  1. [2]
    Deimos
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    John Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering has an excellent tracking dashboard available here that they've been updating regularly:...

    John Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering has an excellent tracking dashboard available here that they've been updating regularly: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    More info about it here: https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/

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    1. Keegan
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      Ooh very nice resource. Thank you!

      Ooh very nice resource. Thank you!

      4 votes
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    Keegan
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    This is a pretty large jump in confirmed cases compared to the smaller ones from yesterday.

    This is a pretty large jump in confirmed cases compared to the smaller ones from yesterday.

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    1. UniquelyGeneric
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      Given the fairy long incubation period (14 days) it could just be the initial spread is now starting to show its face. I know the WHO is applauding China for its transparency during the crisis,...

      Given the fairy long incubation period (14 days) it could just be the initial spread is now starting to show its face.

      I know the WHO is applauding China for its transparency during the crisis, but a part of me can’t get rid of the suspicion that the true number is being suppressed, particularly in Wuhan which is in full lockdown. The timing of the Lunar New Year could not have come at a worse time.

      6 votes
    2. patience_limited
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      There's evidence that regional reporting in China jumped after Premier Xi's admonition to the nation on January 20. Nonetheless, the reports seem to show a consistent doubling in cases every day,...

      There's evidence that regional reporting in China jumped after Premier Xi's admonition to the nation on January 20.

      Nonetheless, the reports seem to show a consistent doubling in cases every day, implying an infection rate comparable to pandemic influenza.

      4 votes
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    Icarus
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    I have been sick since Saturday and finally broke down and bought a thermometer today. 101.9 (38.83 Celsius)🥵 I guess I need to go to the doctor tomorrow to have them test for this thing although...

    I have been sick since Saturday and finally broke down and bought a thermometer today. 101.9 (38.83 Celsius)🥵

    I guess I need to go to the doctor tomorrow to have them test for this thing although I know it will be a common cold. I'm curious on how the doctors office will react when I go in. Blegh, this sucks 🤢

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    1. Keegan
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      They'll probably just ask if you have been traveling recently, and if no they will follow standard procedure.

      They'll probably just ask if you have been traveling recently, and if no they will follow standard procedure.

      7 votes
    2. [2]
      patience_limited
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      Sorry you've got the 'flu (IANAD, but that's what the odds still say). Edit: 102°F fever says 'flu, not a cold - definitely see a doctor, you might still be in the window where anti-virals will...

      Sorry you've got the 'flu (IANAD, but that's what the odds still say).

      Edit: 102°F fever says 'flu, not a cold - definitely see a doctor, you might still be in the window where anti-virals will help you recover.

      Part of the problem with the coronavirus outbreak detection was that the cases arrived right in the midst of influenza season. It's hard to distinguish the two viruses when they have virtually the same initial symptoms.

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      1. Icarus
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        You are right, it is the flu! The doctor pretty much said the same thing regarding Coronavirus. I haven't travelled so I'm definitely not at risk 😂

        You are right, it is the flu!

        The doctor pretty much said the same thing regarding Coronavirus. I haven't travelled so I'm definitely not at risk 😂

        4 votes