- Oct 15, 2019
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What if the virus mutates to become even more deadly and contagious? China seems to have a major problem and with about 1.4 billion people, that's globally significant.
722 dead of 34,546 infected, so yes a 2% death rate.
Not sure why anyone would invest billions into a “weapon” that only kills 2% of the people it affects.
This is just another case of open air meat markets in Asia providing the perfect breeding ground for a zoonotic virus to be born and mutate into something deadly for humans. Exactly as predicted in Contagion.
Regardless, if it was an engineered weapon, they’d be going for a death rate at least Ebola. Not 2-4%.
Not buying your idea.Of course, if you want to simply destabilize a population and control them, then this type of bioweapon is perfect. Therefore, a virus like this makes perfect sense. If you were dedicated to having a secret bioweapons program, you want something that can achieve your political aim, not just as a terror weapon. Mass casualties does not have to be the aim of the weapon. A cause for a lockdown that will be self enforcing and policing, this makes for a perfect political bio weapon. Whatever you do, MplsGopher, don't run for President. Do us that favor.
Not buying this. But also not saying it is impossible or even unreasonable.Nurses in Wuhan are said to see 100 patients per day. Video shows people in Wuhan passing out in the streets with the disease. At least 100k people in Wuhan are said to be infected, far more than reports consolidated by "official" numbers. It is more contagious than Ebola by half.
Interesting fact about Wuhan. It is the location of the revolution of 1911 that overthrew the imperial regime. Prior to the lockdown, 5 million of its 11 million inhabitants had left the city. The disease went with them. Wuhan has some of the worst pollution on the planet. Life expectancy dropped by 5 years in the last decade. Over 200 Fortune 500 companies do business in Wuhan with subsidiaries. It is the deepest interior water port on the Yangtze river that conducts deep water, ocean going freight.
Wuhan is centrally located between Beijing and Hanoi and is west of Shanghai. It is a transportation hub of China. This has all the earmarks of a bioweapon event as far as where it would be deployed to the maximum extent. Plus, the disease progresses in 3 distinct phases over an 8 day acute phase. From near normal to lung and other tissue organ damage.
It is concerning that it has these later phases that are more intense than the initial phase. And, initial symptoms are so benign, in America, nobody would bother going to see a physician. By the time it reaches the acute phase, you are simply knocked on your ass, unexpectedly trying to breath with low O2 saturation. That is why there is lots of Chinese video of people just passing out in various places doing ordinary things.
Less than 10 percent of people have recovered who have been diagnosed since the beginning of these patients being patients under investigation. And, we are well into 6 weeks of the Chinese knowing about this disease. So, the numbers are not adding up very well. 24,000 official cases in Wuhan, and only a handful of recoveries. I would say that is an alarming statistic.