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#294798 - 02/09/20 04:25 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: Russ]
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We already have some; Mom has searched the Internet for more N95 masks. Most sites have sold out, and the few that still have masks are selling them for triple the original price.

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#294803 - 02/09/20 08:41 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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Since every other person in Asia is wearing a face mask, that must be the way to stop the spread of the virus??

Not so, apparently. It maskes even more sense to wash your hands and avoid contact with your face and eyes:
https://blogs.webmd.com/webmd-doctors/20200127/can-wearing-mask-protect-you-from-coronavirus

Apparently, masks work best to keep an infected person from spreading the irus via airborne droplets.

The habitual use of facemasks dtes back to the practices of the Japanese, afflicted by the horrendous bombing of WWII.
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#294813 - 02/11/20 10:46 AM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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I purchased an N99 mask on Amazon a couple of months ago. It sits in my car with a mil surp goggle.

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#294816 - 02/11/20 05:21 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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#294818 - 02/11/20 06:20 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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The corona virus now has an official name - COVID-19.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-deaths-who-1.5459237

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#294819 - 02/11/20 06:37 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: Famdoc]
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Originally Posted By: Famdoc

Sold out.

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#294831 - 02/13/20 01:13 AM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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"Health authorities in Chinaís Hubei province Ė the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic Ė reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day."

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/...e-new-confirmed

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#294834 - 02/13/20 05:08 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: Ren]
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It's my understanding that the jump in cases is more attributable to a change in diagnostic procedure than a rapid increase in infections.

Originally Posted By: Ren

"Health authorities in Chinaís Hubei province Ė the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic Ė reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day."

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/...e-new-confirmed

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#294837 - 02/15/20 06:42 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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It is important not to panic about Coronavirus.† Panic makes everything worse.
But it's also vital for scientists to determine why some people are dying from the virus and others don't even know they're sick. ...

Is THIS Why Most Coronavirus Deaths Have Been In Chinese Men?

Good article, but the title is misleading because itís not really about the Chinese or men, itís more about ACE2 (aka Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2). It happens though that ACE2 levels are higher in people who smoke and in general, Chinese men are heavy smokers, itís a social thing. (a few years back a Chinese neighborís father was visiting from China and he offered me a cigarette every time we met. He just didnít seem to understand that none of his daughters neighbors smoked.)

Not saying itís definite, but itís possible that high ACE2 levels form a pathway (vector?) for the virus. Donít know, Iím not a doctor nor a microbiologist.

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#294839 - 02/15/20 07:27 PM Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading [Re: jds]
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Iíve never been a medical professional or scientist, but Iím pretty sure that smoking increases your risk for respiratory infections in general, and I know from long-ago previous experience that respiratory infections tend to be much worse for smokers. I quit many years ago.

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