• glasiad posted a reply to Dominic Berry on ?Public Health & the Corona virus 2 months, 1 week ago

    ?Public Health & the Corona virus

    A recent Oxford University study suggests that up to half the population probably have had the virus already but don’t know it because IT HAS NO SYMPTOMS. Only a small minority feel ill for a day or two. An even smaller minority (0.3 to 0.05%) will die from the virus and they (almost) all have other diseases at the same time (and be very old). The evidence of data from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is irrefutable. This is not a deadly virus for 99.9% of the population. We have a panic-demic on our hands, not a pandemic. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself. https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e/9407-covid-dp-fe-01.html Field Briefing: Diamond Princess COVID-19 Cases A cruise ship, named the Diamond Princess, had travel that originated in Yokohama on 20 January and included stops in Japan (Kagoshima), Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan(Okinawa), before arriving back in Yokohama on 3 February. During this time, a passenger who disembarked on 25 January in Hong Kong, has presented with cough since 19 Jan and was confirmed positive for Novel coronavirus on 1 February. The Japanese government requested that the Diamond Princess stay at port, with no passengers or crew disembarking, in Yokohama when it arrived on 3 February. During 3-4 February, health status of all passengers and crew members were checked by questionnaire by quarantine officers, and respiratory specimens were taken from symptomatic passengers, crew, and their close contacts to test for Novel coronavirus. On 5 February, a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 led to the quarantine of the Diamond Princess for 14 days beginning at 7am, with passengers requested to stay in their cabins. As of 5 February, there was a total of 3711 individuals on board the Diamond Princess, with 2666 passengers and 1045 crew members.