218 coronavirus cases and rising on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan

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Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato announced on Thursday that 44 new cases of the virus had been detected on the Diamond Princess, including a quarantine officer who tested positive, bringing the total number of infections on board to at least 218.
The hike in infections came after officials announced 40 fresh cases on Wednesday. Authorities have so far tested 713 people on board, fewer than one-fifth of the total, but the outbreak already ranks as the largest single cluster of infections outside mainland China.
SOURCE URL: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3050517/coronavirus-how-diamond-princess-cruise-ship-became

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  • Posted by 1 week, 3 days ago
    355 Diamond Princess coronavirus cases. Looks like keeping the passengers on board was a very bad idea.
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    • Posted by term2 6 days, 5 hours ago
      Very bad idea. Stupid on its face. Common A/C , water, and sewage systems pretty much guarantee spread of the virus to pretty much everyone, eventually
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      • Posted by CaptainKirk 5 days, 6 hours ago
        Honestly, the ONLY reason to keep them on board was to test how easily it spreads.

        And considering how long they waited, METHINKS that was EXACTLY what they were doing!

        The scary 4 facts here:
        1) An incubation period of 30 days (BTW, the word quarantine meant 40 days, and was used on incoming ships to make sure they were safe from disease, LOL)
        2) Infection/Contagion without symptoms
        3) Contagious AFTER disease has run it's course!!!
        4) Re-infection Deaths... Like another virus (Ben-gay (sp) fever, I believe... Podcast), the second infection can be LETHAL, because your body has SOME antibodies,
        but NOT ENOUGH, and the virus mutates just enough that these are not effective. So, the body doesn't panic, thinks it has it under control, but it doesnt. So the immune response is not existent, and the people die. This is REALLY scary. In fact, this raises concern about herd immunity.

        Not to mention the R0 (spreadability/growth rate).

        BTW, us usual, men are more likely to get this as well... That dang Patriarchy! LMAO
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        • Posted by term2 5 days, 4 hours ago
          I was thinking that if they left the passengers on the infected ship long enough, ALL of them would come down with the coronavirus, and 2% would die from it. Maybe some would have some immunity from a good immune system, but the death toll would be kind of high
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  • Posted by $ exceller 1 week, 4 days ago
    There is nothing worse than a closed environment like a cruise ship or an airplane for spreading a contaminant.

    Every time I flew to Japan and back, I came down with a flu. Sitting there for 12 hours is the perfect condition to load you with the bugs.
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  • Posted by $ gharkness 6 days, 4 hours ago
    They keep changing the parameters as to how they are going to define the disease. Now they say they will only count DNA tests, I believe - but the DNA test kits are hard to come by. It's getting where I don't believe much of anything I hear, especially from there, but basically from anywhere.

    Also I see two additional people from the ship have died, though they were in their 80s (not that they aren't valuable, but one really can expect a slower, more difficult recovery for elderly). The previous sentence is to remind myself that I am no longer 18, despite the fact that I actually feel pretty much about that age. One can only fool Mother Nature for so long, and eventually my time will come.
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  • Posted by Abaco 1 week, 4 days ago
    Pretty sure I've been on that boat.

    I believe that this may end up like a very highly virulent cold/flue-like illness that doesn't kill with the veracity it has in China. Much like SARS. I say this on the numbers I've been looking at this week. This bug is highly viable. Very resilient and easily spread. Those with compromised immune systems need to be very, very careful.

    Bolster your immune systems. I haven't been sick now for 14 years. PM me if you want some insights on that.
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  • Posted by term2 6 days, 5 hours ago
    The idea of keeping healthy passengers confined on a ship along with infected passengers is kind of stupid. Eventually, given common A/C and water and waste systems, EVERYONE on the ship would eventually be infected !! 3700 x .02= 94 deaths approximately.

    I think I would attempt an escape if I were on the ship before I was one of the 74
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 5 days, 6 hours ago
    Yes, but ONE video showed a photo of 2 people.
    The first had NOT pinched the METAL over her nose, significantly REDUCING the effectiveness of the face mask.

    The second had the mask on UPSIDE DOWN with huge gaps everywhere because of it.

    And this was for 2 people who were being cared for by PROFESSIONALS. His point... These people do NOT know what to do.

    China is a Very Wealthy Paper Tiger!

    And DARE I say that in America, we get PAID for getting it correct! Even our TENT Hospitals have like 3 levels you CANNOT EASILY Cross between without upping/changing your protection. Because we understand how to NOT spread the disease. Hence our outbreaks are more controlled. We take this stuff seriously!
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