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Canadian PM Trudeau to be in isolation after wife tests positive for coronavirus

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oh no!

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@Tokyo-m

In Italy they are now actively making choices on whom to save and who to let die. Too many are getting sick too fast, elderly and some young that their health care is on the brink of collapse.

If it comes to a point where a doctor has to tell you that he has to take you off of oxygen support to save a younger more "needed" male (or female), I wonder if you'll show the same kind of intellect in your final words as you do here.

It's not so easy to cast something aside as an influenza when it tears loved ones away from families. Normal cold and flu doesn't usually cause lung infections or breathing difficulties. Education is a wonderful tool, google it.

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This is getting out of hand.

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It is not fatal if you have a underlying condition or if you are not over 60 years old.

People with underlying diseases in old age are at risk from infection.

It is a disease with age differences by statistic too much to apply the average mortality.

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It is not fatal if you have a underlying condition or if you are not over 60 years old.

Do you know what the underlying conditions include? The main one is hypertension i.e. high blood pressure. Do you have any idea how many people under 60 have hypertension and don't even know it? The next biggest risk factor is diabetes.

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My point being these underlying risk factors are not rare illnesses or people already close to death. They are incredibly common chronic diseases. If you don't have these conditions, you can be sure that some people close to you do.

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Getting the virus is not really the problem. Most of the infected just suffer from some slight cold symptoms. Only sever cases are the lethal ones. Korea and China report daily of those recovered from it. The biggest problem is that the virus can be so easily transmitted that it pose danger to the kids and old people. So the problem is to keep the infected from spreading the virus to others. So what is needed is a effective quarantine procedure.

134k infected around the world sounds a lot, but 70k had already recovered from it. Even in Japan half of the cruise ship infected are already recovered from the virus.

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So everywhere is READING WEEK. you have books on a shelf somewhere

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Actually, the biggest concern of this virus is not the fatality rate. It's the high rate of severe cases. 15-20% of people require hospitalization. The media keeps missing this because they jump to the extremes. On the one hand they focus on the death rate to scare people, on the other side of the spectrum they talk about how 80% will have only mild symptoms in a bid to calm people. But it's the bit in between that matters most here! The 15-20% who require hospitalization will push even the best prepared health systems beyond their capacity if too many people become infected in a short period.

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For the rest of us we'll likely have bolstered EI medical insurance benefits so if anyone is caught up in this they won't have to worry about having to take time off

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in isolation for two weeks after his wife, Sophie, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, and the outbreak prompted the province of Ontario to shutter schools to limit the spread.

but here is the rest of story;

At the moment, he will not be tested for COVID-19 as he is not showing any symptoms. He will remain in isolation for 14 days.

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Best to wait let things take its course and see how he responds. They are only testing people with symptoms. Because they want to rule it out it might be something else.

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I hope that Sophie makes a full recovery and that the PM and his children are able to avoid getting infected.

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Hope she has a speedy recovery. Wish all the very best.

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Even if you have symptoms you still need to prove that you’ve been exposed to the virus before getting tested.

A lot of people on Japanese social media have been complaining about that.

Oh and one more thing: a brazilian official who met with Trump at Maralago has tested positive for the Virus. This is getting interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7ERdQYlq8I

10-11 minutes in.

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Corona virus ? Specifically THE Conrona Virus ? As in Convid-19 or a merely corona virus , Science tells us Corona virus has been around in many forms for awhile.

Can they be more specific or is this more hype by media ?

It would be good to know about Tom Hanks and his wife too, is it Convid-19 they have have or merely a form of corona virus?

More fact less hype !

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Something I'm noticing more and more of the posters on here who wish to downplay the situation is, they tend to nitpick word choices rather than offer any constructive arguments for their case.

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Corona virus ? Specifically THE Conrona Virus ? As in Convid-19 or a merely corona virus , Science tells us Corona virus has been around in many forms for awhile

When the media is discussing Corona virus, it is obviously Convid-19. Surely they don't need to spell it out in every single story.

That's why it is newsworthy. Getting a cold is not.

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It would be good to know about Tom Hanks and his wife too, is it Convid-19 they have have or merely a form of corona virus?

I would be amazed if there were any articles out there right now referring to Coronavirus without meaning Covid-19. It's silly to think they don't refer to Covid-19. We don't live in a vacuum, the world and news have context.

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