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fazur wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:27 pm Is there any truth in the claim that Cambodia can relax because the virus 'çan't survive high temperatures'? Paraphrased minister of Health. Always thought viruses loved heat and sticky weather.
No. Singapore and Malaysia get as hot, if not hotter than KH.
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fazur wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:27 pm Is there any truth in the claim that Cambodia can relax because the virus 'çan't survive high temperatures'? Paraphrased minister of Health. Always thought viruses loved heat and sticky weather.
Then it would die in our body, wouldn't it? Our body is hotter than the air around it.

The dry season we currently have might help though. Small droplets don't live long here in this season. In rainy season the tables might turn.
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Thx guys for all the feedbacks 👍. 1 weeks ago the epidemic seemed to be just a sino-china problem but today... will wait ~2 weeks for the epidemic to reach its peak and will take a decision at this moment.
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From Salon, but they are mostly referencing other articles, and since it was written more than 30 seconds ago, the numbers are out.
"We need to plan for the possibility containment of this epidemic isn't possible."
Full https://www.salon.com/2020/01/30/global ... erts-warn/
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/ex-fda- ... cases.html (warning, has problems with ad blockers, also it's generally crap)
"Prof Neil Ferguson, a public health expert at Imperial College, said his “best guess” was that there were 100,000 affected by the virus even though there are only 2,000 confirmed cases so far" https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... perts-warn
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ronavirus/
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fazur wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:27 pm Is there any truth in the claim that Cambodia can relax because the virus 'çan't survive high temperatures'? Paraphrased minister of Health. Always thought viruses loved heat and sticky weather.
I haven't seen the original quote but it is true that flu spreads more easily in cold, dry weather than in hot, humid weather.

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both India and the Philippines have confirmed cases reported. Neither have the money nor the facilities to care for their populations at the present time a let alone if a pandemic strikes.





India has a population in which 87% of the people live on less than $5 a day. Protective face masks? You got to be joking. 73% don t have toilets
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30 January 2020
All the Chinese provinces now have at least one case of the new coronavirus.
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Who has been affected?
Although there have been nearly 8,000 infections, there has been little detailed information released on the profiles of patients and how the disease affects them.

Most of the confirmed cases involve people either from Wuhan or who had close contact with someone who had been there.

A new study published by The Lancet medical journal gives a snapshot of 99 cases of the new coronavirus observed at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital from 1-20 January. It reveals:

Of the 99, 49 had been exposed to the seafood and animal market believed to be at the centre of the outbreak
The average age was 55.5 years and most (67) were men
Fever and a cough were the most common symptoms
Seventeen patients developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and 11 of them died of multiple organ failure; 31 of the 99 had been released from hospital by 25 January
The researchers said the infection appeared to be "more likely to affect older males" with additional medical conditions
Of the 99, 51 suffered from a chronic condition (mostly cardiovascular or cerebrovascular).
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Make ban on Chinese wildlife markets permanent, says environment expert
Temporary ban to curb coronavirus is not enough, says environmental leader Jinfeng Zhou
Phoebe Weston and Michael Standaert in Sichuan
Thu 30 Jan 2020 07.00 GMT
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A temporary ban on wildlife markets in China to curb the spread of coronavirus is “not enough” and should be made permanent, a prominent Chinese environmental leader has told the Guardian.

Echoing calls from experts worldwide who have denounced the trade for its damaging impact on biodiversity as well as the spread of disease, Jinfeng Zhou, secretary general of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), said the ban failed to address the root cause of the outbreak, which was poor regulation and high levels of illegal trade.

The flu-like virus is believed to have emerged from Huanan seafood market in the industrial city of Wuhan where wild animals such as snakes, porcupines and pangolins were kept alive in small cages while waiting to be sold. The national ban means the trade of wild animals will not be allowed in markets, restaurants or on e-commerce sites until the coronavirus outbreak ends, Chinese officials said on Sunday.

Zhou told the Guardian: “This temporary ban is not enough. The trade should be banned indefinitely, at least until new rules are introduced. We have had similar diseases caused by illegal wildlife trafficking and if we don’t ban the trade these diseases will happen again.”

The temporary ban has put the spotlight on China’s poorly regulated wildlife trade, which is driven by the country’s appetite for traditional medicines and exotic foods. Before Huanan seafood market was closed on 1 January, it contained 30 species of animal, including live wolf pups, salamanders, golden cicadas, civets and bamboo rats.

Animals sold in these markets are often kept in filthy conditions and left to fester in their own waste, which means they incubate diseases that can then spill into human populations. Similar markets are found all over the country and have been the source of outbreaks in the past.
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The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.
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The researchers said the infection appeared to be "more likely to affect older males" with additional medical conditions.

You would wonder if smoking isn't the reason for the difference in males.

Chinese males often are chain smokers.

Wonder if Sihanoukville Casinos have provided masks to gamblers. You would hope they have increased surface cleaning of machines etc.

Interesting to know how Sihanoukville Casino workers are feeling everytime a busload of Chinese turn up. Especially knowing how many landed shortly before the shutdowns were made.

Some casinos in Vietnam have made masks available at the front desks and staff are cleaning each machine after a player finishes play. Very smart and it's these small measures that could make a difference.
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