I see chatter on Twitter and the other site but nothing here. Idk if the news is underreporting it or if social media is getting it wrong but the tweets are scary.
I have a friend who flew to China on Tuesday of this week. I think he is headed for the Shaanxi Province to see those terracota soldiers. It looks like this district is about 400 miles away. He will be in China for three (3) weeks. He has not mentioned anything, but then again the internet is 'limited' in some ways in China.
This is what people are saying on social media. Lots of information is being censored. There's no way to know for sure what's happening.There are more dead and more infected than China is claiming. China lies. This outbreak started in December and those who tried to warn others were censored and/or jailed. This is according to my Chinese friend.
This is what people are saying on social media. Lots of information is being censored. There's no way to know for sure what's happening.
I didn't think much of it initially because either the CDC or WHO praised China for handling this so much better than SARS but now I'm wondering if that can be trusted.
I haven't seen anything about a third confirmed case. Where are you?Well I'm concerned. My happy little college town now has the third confirmed case in the US. as of 5 hours ago. I'm already pretty much a hobbit, but I will be even more so now. Grocery shopping in the wee hours of the morning, and full out homebody mode until TAMU gets its campus under control. This is also a reminder to try and stay as healthy as possible and stock up the fridge. Hopefully this will be like the others we've seen. The reality is, the only reason these didn't become bigger issues is because health organizations took it so seriously. Or at least that's my impression.
College Station, TX. They announced a possible case yesterday, and confirmed it today. It's a student at Texas A&M who I guess was studying abroad.I haven't seen anything about a third confirmed case. Where are you?
I think we benefit from the distance so the impact here will always be delayed. If properly reported at inception, we're better prepared to handle it when travelers introduce it to our environment. I'm skeptical of Chinese health organizations based on what I'm seeing online. Is it really under control or do we not know how bad it is? The tweet I posted upthread claims 90,000 people have already died (presumably in China). If that's real then it's out of control. But the numbers are so high it doesn't seem plausible.
Countdown over It’s real.With as much traffic as we have between California and China I’m nervously counting down to a few confirmed cases here
Canada has reported a suspected case in/near Toronto.
I’ve taken a small precaution by purchasing N95 face masks from Amazon for my household. There are 22 states with suspected cases (reportedly) but the CDC hasn’t specified which. So yeah....I’m gonna err on the side of caution.