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Can someone please explain why Carona virus is such a big deal and why governments are reacting as they are?

Answered 2 years ago

I just dont get it. I understand its highly contagious, but the majority of people have very mild symptoms. Yes people have died from it, but in comparison to many other illnesses its quite a minimal number and a lot more people die from lots of other diseases. So why is there such a big panic over this? The lengths we are going to seems disproportionate to the actual risk of getting seriously ill or death. Also what does it even mean when there has been a global pandamic issued?


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2 years ago
https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/chilling-coronavirus-warning-from-aussies-inside-italy-c-741216

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2 years ago
Read this. It's what is going on in Italy right now.

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2 years ago
Refuse to read anything from ninemsn, sorry

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2 years ago
It's channel 7

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2 years ago
Get back to us when you take yourself or a family memeber to hospital and there’s no beds! You think hospitals are understaffed and have no beds now

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2 years ago
No vaccine available

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2 years ago
It’s a cover up, a magician slide of hand.

What they are about to pass in laws is going to change the world as we know it.
Cash will be in slide over the next decade and the steps are currently being taken. All while we are distracted

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2 years ago
It's only just begun

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2 years ago
I read this with the carpenters tune

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2 years ago
Haha. Me too

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2 years ago
One problem is pressure on the healthcare system. It's highly contagious and they know it will spread regardless of efforts to contain because people think it's 'just a flu'. It's more dangerous for certain demographics & our hospitals can't cope with them all needing high care at once. They're trying to slow it down to spread out the people coming to hospital & to hopefully keep it away from the vulnerable people.

We've cancelled our overseas holiday because we are worried about the uncertainty and panic.

The panic is caused by media, misinformation & people panicking.... causing others to panic, and so on. Today people are starting to panic buy again - and they have no idea why.

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2 years ago
It's a natural response when told there is a danger. You are going into protection mode, protect & plan for your family- you be stupid not to.

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2 years ago
Also, most people who travel overseas will not likely have two weeks available to self isolate when they come back, I think that’s why many are cancelling holidays or rushing back to avoid this aspect..especially after already having taking time off work

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2 years ago
I'm sorry but I don't understand how you can't understand. It'll take out alot of the older generation & anyone that has underlying health issues like, asthma, diabetes, hypertension etc now imagine this happens basically all at once. What do you think happens in the hospitals? Have you been watching the news about what's happening in Italy? They have an aging population like us. It's not about the young & healthy, it's all the people they can infect. It spreads fast. Plus we are going to see what happens when all the choas starts will society just fall apart? There are bad people out there that will take advantage of the distraction. Police will be busy. I'm glad I don't live in a city anymore.

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2 years ago
But the flu is highly contagious, lots of people get it, most are fine, some die - at higher rates than the carona virus and several other diseases so why is the reaction to this so much worse than other illnesses we've had to deal with over the years?

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2 years ago
Are you not reading the other responses?

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2 years ago
Also it's NOT the flu

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2 years ago
Because it is far more contagious than the flu. And it’s also proving to have a much higher mortality rate for those who are already in the high risk groups.

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2 years ago
Survival of the fittest. The world is overpopulated.

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2 years ago
Because its a disease that affects animals and humans, that is a very, very big deal.

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2 years ago
You can vaccinate against the flu to reduce your risk No Coronavirus vaccine yet.

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2 years ago
You really think the government is going to let everyone know how serious it is?
Look at the toilet paper fiasco.
They would set the world into panic.
I think it’s much worse than the media reporting that’s why the government responses appear overblown.

They know more than us and are controlling the information.

I’m not worried or panicked, it is what it is what will be will be , but it’s worse than the public knows imo.

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2 years ago
Yes the next week will be a wake up call for some people

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2 years ago
This is what you think. You don’t really know either. No one does.

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2 years ago
Yes that why I wrote “I think”


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2 years ago
Where??

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2 years ago
I think based on history, its actually much less worse than the way people are carrying on. Since Jan 1 , 10 000 people have died from Infleunza... but that’s nothing new.. just like the fifth tsunami to hit so and so. This is new and people just can’t help click. I see not a single news story about the 1000’s who are symptomless ..it’s all about who is infected. A few days ago it was 100 people infected in Aus..but the real story was only 70 had it ... the fact that the others no longer have it is irrelevant to hyped media. The world reacting is preventative.. smart people are doing their jobs everywhere, but unfortunately we just see the sensation sides which we know little about and thing it means the end of the world. No, people are doing what they think is best to prevent something contageious.

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2 years ago
Also, there is little clarity on the high risk groups. Of course here in Aus we don’t here that the 94year old is probably already on their last legs as naturally one would be at that age. That isn’t interesting. They could be palliative care for all we know.. the playing things down works both ways

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2 years ago
I have a child who falls in the risk group. He is a Type 1 Diabetic. Diabetes and illness of any sort do not play well together. A simple cold can land him in the hospital. But with a cold, flu, gastro, etc I know what to look for, how to handle it. This a new virus, a lot is still unknown about it. If he gets it we are walking into uncharted territory. To me as his mother, that is scary. I am not panicking or stockpiling but I am concerned. But I can certainly understand why people have been panicking. Fear of the unknown is scary.

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2 years ago
🤦🏼‍♀️

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2 years ago
The big deal is that anyone who is in the high risk groups (elderly, and those with compromised immune systems) who get it will likely become very sick or worse. It’s highly contagious, it’s spreading very fast, and measures need to be put in place to slow it as authorities gain a better understanding of it and a vaccine /treatment can be developed.