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Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people
Business Insider ^ | Jan 24, 2020 | Aria Bendix

Posted on 01/24/2020 8:03:17 AM PST by 11th_VA

Eric Toner, a scientist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, wasn't shocked when news of a mysterious coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, surfaced in early January.

Less than three months earlier, Toner had staged a simulation of a global pandemic involving a coronavirus.

Coronaviruses typically affect the respiratory tract and can lead to illnesses like pneumonia or the common cold. A coronavirus was also responsible for the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in China, which affected about 8,000 people and killed 774 in the early 2000s.

"I have thought for a long time that the most likely virus that might cause a new pandemic would be a coronavirus," Toner said.

The outbreak in Wuhan isn't considered a pandemic, but the virus has been reported in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. The US reported its first case on Tuesday: a man in his 30s living in Washington's Snohomish County, north of Seattle, who recently visited China.

So far, the virus has killed 18 people and infected more than 630.

"We don't yet know how contagious it is. We know that it is being spread person to person, but we don't know to what extent," Toner said. "An initial first impression is that this is significantly milder than SARS. So that's reassuring. On the other hand, it may be more transmissible than SARS, at least in the community setting."

Toner's simulation of a hypothetical deadly coronavirus pandemic suggested that after six months, nearly every country in the world would have cases of the virus. Within 18 months, 65 million people could die.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chinavirus; coronavirus
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Well, I wouldn't sweat the mass shootings then … just sayin ...
1 posted on 01/24/2020 8:03:17 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Advantage to those who have no life, then.


2 posted on 01/24/2020 8:05:45 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: 11th_VA

65 million? So would this be nature’s retroactive abortion similar to the 65 million pre-birth human-caused abortions? (USA only)

Asking for a friend.


3 posted on 01/24/2020 8:07:42 AM PST by Boomer ('Democrat' is now synonymous with 'corrupt')
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To: Rurudyne
Advantage to those who have no life, then.

Hahaha !!! and use DoorDash !!!

4 posted on 01/24/2020 8:07:57 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
The pretend outbreak started small: Farmers began coming down with symptoms that resembled the flu or pneumonia. From there, the virus spread to crowded and impoverished urban neighborhoods in South America.

Flights were canceled, and travel bookings dipped by 45%. People disseminated false information on social media.

After six months, the virus had spread around the globe. A year later, it had killed 65 million people.

5 posted on 01/24/2020 8:09:55 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Boomer

“65 million? So would this be nature’s retroactive abortion similar to the 65 million pre-birth human-caused abortions? (USA only)”

Sounds like a Noah’s ark moment. Those who believe that die are being called by their maker. Many that die without faith meet their anti-maker.

Is this a 2nd coming prelude ?


6 posted on 01/24/2020 8:11:40 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: 11th_VA

chicoms have plenty of citizens to test their bio infections, then plant it worldwide..the apex of choice is here, who will choose to be the fire starter in an attempt to rule the next 1000 years...man is stoopid


7 posted on 01/24/2020 8:14:58 AM PST by aces (and)
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To: RummyChick

Ping.


8 posted on 01/24/2020 8:15:37 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: 11th_VA
Similar simulation run in July 2018, Johns Hopkins - 900 Million dead in Two Years

Prepper Ping !!!

9 posted on 01/24/2020 8:19:59 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

This is just a taste of the plagues yet to come in the Tribulation. Every day is another step closer...
Maranatha!


10 posted on 01/24/2020 8:20:11 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: 11th_VA

That should thrill the libs who say we need to “cull the herd”.


11 posted on 01/24/2020 8:23:39 AM PST by ealgeone
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To: 11th_VA

The US reported its first case on Tuesday: a man in his 30s living in Washington’s Snohomish County, north of Seattle, who recently visited China.

Now deceased ... now a new patient in Chicago


12 posted on 01/24/2020 8:27:22 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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To: 11th_VA

Simulations showed? Sounds like Settled Science.


13 posted on 01/24/2020 8:29:17 AM PST by webheart
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To: 11th_VA
The Potential Impact of Global Flu Pandemic

This is a mild one too ...

14 posted on 01/24/2020 8:29:51 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Another ‘sky is falling’ BS scare. Just headline hype, like very “pandemic” since the Spanish Flu


15 posted on 01/24/2020 8:34:24 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca. Deport all illegals. Abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF,.)
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To: 11th_VA

Does your door dash order cook itself. A little on the naïve side aren’t you.


16 posted on 01/24/2020 8:34:49 AM PST by ping jockey (what is proved by the impossibility proofs is lack of imagination.)
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To: 11th_VA

This just feels intentional.

They had a practice run where they simulated a mass coronavirus infection just a few months ago.

Blood on many hands.


17 posted on 01/24/2020 8:35:05 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: RedStateRocker
Another ‘sky is falling’ BS scare. Just headline hype, like very “pandemic” since the Spanish Flu


18 posted on 01/24/2020 8:40:46 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

This virus spreads at least as easily as the common cold, it’s cousin.

With a 14 day incubation, and being hearty on cold surfaces for a few days, it’s already everywhere.

This cat is out of the bag already. It can’t be stopped.

The only hope is that further mutation tames it a bit.


19 posted on 01/24/2020 8:41:30 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: aces

All too true and possible.


20 posted on 01/24/2020 8:42:30 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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