Coronavirus: When should we be concerned?

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Re: Coronavirus: When should we be concerned?

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Well 20% of the worlds' population lives there. And the poor vs rich gap is even bigger than it is in the US. And there are plenty of places there where the conditions are similar to what the US had during the industrial revolution. Lots and lots and lots of opportunities for viruses to multiply and mutate.
Well, to that logic, there are twice as many people in Africa and India(if you combine their populations), yet we're not hearing about a deadly new virus that could become another pandemic coming out of either of those locations every yr. True or False? Then you could add in all other populations that have a large gap between poor vs rich, and still all those places combine don't produce 1/5th the number of alleged naturally occurring viruses.
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There are certainly places in Africa, and a lot of India, that have high population densities, but nothing like in China.

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So China is the gold standard in high population densities, and nowhere else has it like they have it? Not Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Singapore, Bahrain, Macao, Burundi, Rwanda, etc.?

I'll have to take your word for it, since I've never been to any of these countries.
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It isn't just density (people divided by land). It is multifactorial including the number of people, how much space is used for living, how much interaction does each person have with the environment/other animals, what type of infrastructure they have to even detect a new variant of a flu/cold/any virus. If this popped up in Indonesia, I highly doubt they would have bothered to gene sequence it. Honestly, if we weren't in a global pandemic right now, I don't think anyone would have bothered to gene sequence this since the guy didn't appear to be that sick.

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This Republican memo went out a little over a year ago and Republicans have stuck to their guns with it. Blame China for everything and tie Democrats to China as much as possible. That’s the game plan.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... not-trump/
A Republican strategy memo advises Senate candidates to blame China for the coronavirus outbreak, link Democrats to the Chinese government and avoid discussing President Trump’s handling of the crisis.
The 57-page memo, drafted by a D.C.-area GOP strategist, was distributed to campaigns this month by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It’s existence was first reported Friday by Politico.
If asked whether Trump is at fault for the nation’s unpreparedness as the virus spread, the candidates are told, “don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China,” according to the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post. The memo urges Republicans to acknowledge that U.S. public health officials “acted late,” then say that is China’s fault
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If you have ever watched FOX News you know the plan.

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