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Old 01-26-2020, 05:09 PM
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Interesting article:

Bill Gates warns that the next pandemic disease is coming - Business Insider
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The post is are you or would you cancel travel plans. Not sure why perspective you need to stay in
You don't believe that perspective plays a role in the decision making process?
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According to a report this morning on NPR, the CDC is now considering certain specific travel bans. I am waiting to see if this comes to fruition before I change my travel plans to Beijing at the end of February. If the CDC restricts travel, there is no way a travel insurance company could refuse coverage.
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Apparently, concern of this outbreak is even affecting...worldwide stock prices.


DJIA - Coronavirus Concerns (poke here)

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Stock market news live: Stocks slump as coronavirus death toll rises.


Global equity markets slumped Monday as fears over the deadly coronavirus flared further. The sell-off kicked off a busy week for potentially market-moving earnings and economic data releases – including U.S. fourth-quarter GDP and a Federal Reserve rate decision – on a volatile note.
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The CDC estimates that there are about 50,000 deaths from the flu or flu like illness every year.

2018 2019 flu deaths - Bing
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Just to put a bit of perspective on the problem.
3,287 deaths a day in the USA by car accidents!
Unless going to infected areas in China. Why?
Let's put a better, more accurate perspective on this:

"The table below shows the motor vehicle fatality rate in the United States by year from 1899 through 2017.. For 2016 specifically, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows 5 people were killed in 34,436 motor vehicle crashes, an average of 102 per day. In 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 crashes, 30,296 deadly, killing 32,999, and injuring 2,239,000.
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VMT– VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED (BILLIONS)
FATALITIES PER 100 MILLION …
2018
36,560
3,223
1.13
2017
37,133
3,213
1.16
2016
37,806
3,174
1.19
2015
35,485
3,095
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One word .... NO
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It appears this deadly virus is propagating in a geometric progression, and discovered to be passing from human to human in Germany, not good! Coronavirus outbreak: Americans hope for evacuation from Wuhan as death toll rises
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Interesting article with comparisons to other epidemics;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...b3a_story.html

There are many article like this already written.
The media does not do any justice to educate the public. Sensationalism reigns in the media hence the need to seek other sources for REAL knowledge on the subject.
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Since our only travel plans are between Massachusetts and the Villages we are still a go.
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I won't be going to China. That is for sure!
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I think I'll wait a while before I take another cruise. Coronavirus: Italian cruise ship containing 6,000 tourists in lockdown

Person-to-person transmission of coronavirus reported in US, CDC says | Fox News
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Good news for me yesterday. Air China notified me that due to the outbreak, my ticket has been made fully refundable, as long as I cancel before the flight date. Not having to argue with the travel insurance company makes my day.
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U.N. Agency Declares Global Emergency (Poke Here)


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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.

The U.N. health agency defines an international emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated international response.

While some may complain or accuse the media of sensationalism, or overreaction by others, the fact of the matter is that a deadly worldwide viral outbreak is one of the few things that can seriously & adversely affect every single person on this planet...and demands the appropriate seriousness.
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