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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

…. in quarantine.

"Thirteen service members have been confirmed to have the new coronavirus as of late Monday, and around 7,500 others are quarantined as part of efforts to stop the virus from spreading further in barracks, the defense ministry said.

Ten COVID-19 cases in the Army and one each in the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps had been confirmed as of 4 p.m. Monday, up from a total of 11 cases tallied earlier in the day, according to the ministry.

The 13 military members were among South Korea's 833 cases of the new coronavirus as of late Monday that include eight deaths among civilian patients…"
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RudyNelson24 Feb 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

One Harvard predicts a world wide infection rate of 70% while another scientist predicts 90%. Very dire. It will change the way of life. Especially in regards to travel and deployments. Would it even regarded as being in the American national interest to inter event ion in a highly infected region?

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

Change our way of life? Why? It's a virus like the flu, and with a mortality rate less than that of the normal seasonal flu?

Barin125 Feb 2020 8:05 a.m. PST

I don't know…Don't recall hundreds of plants shutiing down or isolation of whole cities and regions. Of course 88K cases is way too small, comparing to word population, but it seems that world governments are taking the virus way more seriously than previous cases.


RudyNelson25 Feb 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

Only a virus or flu. Rose colored glasses. I worked as a PIO for the county EMA/DHS office for ten years. We handled all sorts of exercises from timing how long it would take to deliver vaccinations to each county to determining how many body bags or refrigerated trucks, which you have to buy after having to use one to store bodies, in case of a mass casualty events.
Well tell no problem to the millions who died of the Spanish, bird, flu of the 1918-20s
Baron one, my comment was based on billions, as is predicted, by some no me, are infected. Currently 88k is a drop in the bucke. I see cases are in India yet we are not getting numbers from there yet. Keep our fingers crossed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 11:36 a.m. PST



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 9:09 a.m. PST

Interesting how the nightly news is only saying one US soldier in SK has it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 12:17 p.m. PST



USAFpilot28 Feb 2020 6:53 p.m. PST

Just to put this in perspective: "Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year."

Dragon Gunner Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2020 11:47 a.m. PST

The Flu death rate 0.01-0.03%

"The virus is currently less lethal than previous pandemic strains and kills about 0.010.03% of those infected; the 1918 influenza was about one hundred times more lethal and had a case fatality rate of 23%."

The Coronavirus death rate 4.3%

"The Wuhan Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV mortality rate at epicenter : Based on a study, the death rate among patients who were admitted to a hospital, and received top level care, is 4.3%. Mortality rate is estimated to be 5.3% for at-home self-care patients."

If this spreads and it becomes a full blown pandemic expect it to kill more than the 1918 Spanish flu. Five percent of those infected need ventilators to stay alive and there won't be nearly enough of them expect the death rates to soar. The death rates will be far higher in places that lack, "top level care"

Yes we should put it in perspective it spreads like the common cold.

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