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Blizzard Also Bows Out Of GDC Amid Coronavirus Fears

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 7,110
edited February 2020 in News & Features Discussion

imageBlizzard Also Bows Out Of GDC Amid Coronavirus Fears

Blizzard announced today via Twitter that they, too will bow out of attending GDC this year due to fears growing as a result of the coronavirus outbreaks.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,251
    There is a prediction of PANDEMIC,world wide and i am leaning towards believing it.They are not even close to finding any medicine to combat the virus having tried mainly Ebola and HIV drugs to try and win the battle of the blood cell domination.

    Also the original quarantine and deaths were grossly lied about.TOO late ,too little and now the virus is cropping up everywhere.It can take 2 weeks before people even realize they have it,so in that short time people come in contact with MANY others.

    All those rich pharmaceuticals had better get in gear and make sure the end result is affordable and not another money grab.In this particular case,i applaud Blizzard for taking this seriously,life cannot be reset by the push of a button like a game,you only get one life.

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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 6,679
    And nothing of value was lost.
  • ElderknightElderknight Member UncommonPosts: 322
    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.
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  • anemoanemo Member RarePosts: 1,903
    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.

    Normal flu doesn't have a 20% hospitalization rate.

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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,358
    The GDC has bowed out of the GDC due to Corona virus fears.
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  • ElderknightElderknight Member UncommonPosts: 322

    anemo said:



    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.



    Normal flu doesn't have a 20% hospitalization rate.



    true, but the normal flu kills 300k to 600k world wide, so 3k deaths so far is kinda over blowing the outbreak.
  • rawfoxrawfox Member UncommonPosts: 788




    anemo said:






    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.





    Normal flu doesn't have a 20% hospitalization rate.






    true, but the normal flu kills 300k to 600k world wide, so 3k deaths so far is kinda over blowing the outbreak.



    Yeah, my thought, but .. why are they making such a mess out of it ?!
    I mean .. China is pretty mutch gone since ~4 weeks, our companies dont get supplies anymore.
    We dont know the full story ..
  • rawfoxrawfox Member UncommonPosts: 788
    edited February 2020


    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.



    Yeah, i totally agree, so tell me why do they act, as if its a serious threat to whole mankind ??!
  • TacticalZombehTacticalZombeh Member UncommonPosts: 397

    Aeander said:

    And nothing of value was lost.



    Dammit, beat me to it. ;p
  • MykellMykell Member UncommonPosts: 776
    So why is it more serious than flu? Here's some math. If it goes pandemic and infects say 70% of the world's population, that's 4.2 billion people infected out of 6 billion. With a mortality rate of say 2% than 84 million people would die world wide.

    But if it actually went pandemic it would be a lot higher than 2% just because the world's medical facilities/resources couldn't possibly cope with the required hospitalization rate of all these sick people.
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  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,400
    edited February 2020
    Hospitalization rate would not be higher than for flu outbreaks.  People in quarantine do not really count for your average hospitalization cause if there is a pandemic they would not quarantine people anymore they would just treat symptoms and for 98% percent of the world that is medication, fluid, and rest at home.  


  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,631


    what 60 people in the united states had the virus but only a handful now do, so 10 vs 300,000,000 + and the death rate is what 2-3% and most of the deaths come from the age of 70+, imo is the chance of dying or even getting sick from this at this point is like 0.001 % chances of dying from a car accident or even the normal flu is so much higher.



    That's what the news report so people don't panic.
    The part that we don't know should be the worrying one.




  • GodeauGodeau Member UncommonPosts: 79
    edited February 2020

    Mykell said:

    So why is it more serious than flu? Here's some math. If it goes pandemic and infects say 70% of the world's population, that's 4.2 billion people infected out of 6 billion. With a mortality rate of say 2% than 84 million people would die world wide.



    But if it actually went pandemic it would be a lot higher than 2% just because the world's medical facilities/resources couldn't possibly cope with the required hospitalization rate of all these sick people.



    In layman's terms, it is serious because it has a 15-20% chance of causing pneumonia to those infected. The pneumonia patients need to be hooked up to machinery to survive, have to be isolated due to the contagious nature of the virus and can't be sent home just because. Now imagine if we have millions infected by it, this is going to cripple ANY healthcare system, as we have seen from china firsthand.

    Here's an anatomical report on one of the deceased:
    https://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20200228002059-260409?chdtv
  • MykellMykell Member UncommonPosts: 776

    Horusra said:

    Hospitalization rate would not be higher than for flu outbreaks.  People in quarantine do not really count for your average hospitalization cause if there is a pandemic they would not quarantine people anymore they would just treat symptoms and for 98% percent of the world that is medication, fluid, and rest at home.  





    You can't really compare it to normal flu. Lots of people get the flu and don't even go see a doctor and just ride it out. Pretty sure most people who think they have coronavirus will be seeking medical attention just for peace of mind if nothing else.

    This will tie up lots of resources sorting out who actually needs the medical attention and slow it all down allowing the virus to spread even more. The fact that healthy medical staff are contracting the virus and dying also needs to be factored in.

    We just aren't really prepared for something like this and the scale it could become if not contained if that's even possible anymore.
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,320
    In jpn a woman had mild symptons, released after 2 weeks, came back later with severe symptons. And we font know what it can cause on longer term.

     "Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant and with minimal symptoms, and then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs," said Philip Tierno Jr., Professor of Microbiology and Pathology at NYU School of Medicine.

  • Pratap060Pratap060 Newbie CommonPosts: 4
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