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#11 (permalink)      1/26/2020 10:06:56 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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StilL not sure if they are underplaying or overplaying it.

Fear mongering media are overplaying it and local Chinese authorities have been underplaying it. Responsible medical professionals aren't doing either.

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The life of a virus (technically, viruses are not alive) depends on what type of virus it is, the conditions of the environment it is in, as well as the type of surface it is on. Cold viruses have been shown to survive on indoor surfaces for approximately seven days. Flu viruses, however, are active for only 24 hours


As others have said, the virus would'nt survive on a package for very long.
But since everything is on lockdown it might take some time before things actually start moving.
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Data as reported by: 20 January 2020
SUMMARY
Event highlights from 31 December 2019 to 20 January 2020:
• On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia
unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. From
31 December 2019 through 3 January 2020, a total of 44 case-patients with pneumonia of
unknown etiology were reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. During this
reported period, the causal agent was not identified.
• On 11 and 12 January 2020, WHO received further detailed information from the National
Health Commission China that the outbreak is associated with exposures in one seafood
market in Wuhan City.
• The Chinese authorities identified a new type of coronavirus, which was isolated on 7
January 2020.
• On 12 January 2020, China shared the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus for
countries to use in developing specific diagnostic kits.
• On 13 January 2020, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand reported the first imported case
of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
• On 15 January 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan (MHLW) reported an
imported case of laboratory-confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan,
Hubei Province, China.
• On 20 January 2020, National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for Republic of Korea reported the first
case of novel coronavirus in the Republic of Korea.
Situation update:
• As of 20 January 2020, 282 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported from four
countries including China (278 cases), Thailand (2 cases), Japan (1 case) and the Republic of
Korea (1 case);
• Cases in Thailand, Japan and Republic of Korea were exported from Wuhan City, China;
• Among the 278 cases confirmed in China, 258 cases were reported from Hubei Province, 14
from Guangdong Province, five from Beijing Municipality and one from Shanghai Municipality;
ZIKA VIRUS
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
SITUATION REPORT - 1
21 JANUARY 2020
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• Of the 278 confirmed cases, 51 cases are severely ill1
, 12 are in critical condition2
;
• Six deaths have been reported from Wuhan City.
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Data as reported by: 25 January 20201
SUMMARY
Situation update:
• A total of 1,320 confirmed cases have been reported for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) globally;
• Of the 1,320 cases reported, 1,297 cases were reported from China, including Hong Kong SAR (5
confirmed cases), Macau SAR (2 confirmed cases) and Taipei (3 confirmed cases).
• A total of 1,965 suspected cases have been reported from 20 Chinese provinces, regions and cities
(excluding Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taipei).
• Twenty-three confirmed cases have been reported outside of China in nine countries (see table1).
• Of these 23 confirmed cases, 21 had travel history to Wuhan City, China; one case in Australia had
direct contact with a confirmed case from Wuhan while in China; and one confirmed case in Viet
Nam had no travel history to any part of China as mentioned in situation report published on 24
January. According to preliminary investigations, this constitutes an instance of human to human
transmission within a family.
• Of the 1,287 confirmed cases (excluding Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taipei), 237 cases have
been reported as severely ill2
.
• Forty-one deaths have been reported to date (39 deaths in Hubei province, one death in Hebei
province and one in Heilongjiang province).
• On 25 January 2020, the number of reported confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV has increased by 474
cases since the last situation report published on 24 January 2020.
WHO’s assessment of the risk of this event has not changed since the last update (22 Jan): very high
in China, high at the regional level and moderate at the global level.
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SURVEILLANCE
Reported incidence of confirmed 2019-nCoV cases
Table 1. Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV, 25 January
2020
WHO Regional Office Country/Territory/Area Confirmed
Cases
WHO WPRO Region
China* Total 1297*
Japan 3
Republic of Korea 2
Viet Nam 2
Republic of Singapore 3
Australia 3
WHO SEARO Region
Thailand 4
Federal Democratic Republic of
Nepal 1
WHO PAHO Region United States of America 2
WHO EURO Region French Republic 3
Total Confirmed
cases
Total 1320
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yoshy262 wrote:

It's the real deal.

It is indeed, but OP's question was about postal shipments from China.
And there is no risk unless you have ordered some live specimens of odd species (crocodiles, bats and other).

So called wet markets like the one in Wuhan and other Chinese cities are ideal for the spreading of this kind of stuff: Heaps of people in one place, an abundance of live and freshly killed animals and non existent sanitary conditions.


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desuede wrote:

Still.Me wrote:

StilL not sure if they are underplaying or overplaying it.


Fear mongering media are overplaying it and local Chinese authorities have been underplaying it. Responsible medical professionals aren't doing either.




A bit of perspective. (USA)

So far, 8,200 people have died and 140,000 people have been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC. "The flu season began early this year and took off aggressively," added Schaffner.


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Ok.
Then:
1- One time use gloves.
2 - UV lights to disinfect the package and order inside.
3 - Safe.
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Still.Me - how many people did fall on the streets from that flu in USA?

Trump plan was a China embargo.
He did suceeded.

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Still.Me wrote:

More contagious but far less lethal. This one is contagious even during the incubation period, as opposed to the SARS virus.
Most of the deceased in the Corona case had other existing medical conditions, much like with the common winter flu.
It's serious, but it's not the bubonic plague.

Here is some exhaustive reporting concerning the situation and factors linked to it from a reliable source.
It's long but might interest those who aren't familiar with conditions and common practices and beliefs in mainland China:


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I'm just concerned my order will be delayed.














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