Worse, your ass can be conscripted under the seldom used reserve reactivation clause. In simpler language, they'll draft you.
* lessee if anyone get it
** it's a real thing, albet HIGHLY unlikely it'd ever get used.
*** I think it's high time that every person at the age of 18 (or whatever we decide to change it to as delcaring you an "adult") be required to take the same type of oath as a right of passage to full citizenship.
I don't think this has the kill rate everyone is panicking about. I think the reported cases are lagging the deaths, so the CFR seems high. The China hospitals are overwhelmed, and just seeing and evaluating everyone running in, thinking they have the virus, is making them play catch up. Plus, the Chinamen have NEVER been transparent, so we really don't get true facts from them.
Where I see it can be an issue is in the incubation period. The CDC and NIH said it was around 14 days, I saw some others today saying up to 20, but that doesn't sound realistic. But, if the incubation is truly is up near that 14 day range, and reports are you become contagious to others a few days before symptoms show, you're spreading it to many other people for almost a week.
In the case with the China hospitals, infected people are sitting next to uninfected people (who think they have it) waiting their turn to be seen. Even for the people who test negative at that time, they walk away exposed by the positive person who was sitting next to them. Now, in a week or so, THEY are spreading the virus to others..
This is what needs to be watched!! The distance being traveled by the carriers, that's where the real trouble can take place. So, locking down the cities, and making people shelter in place, might be the only way to slow the spread in China.
China lies abut everything to everyone, including themselves.
(If this turns out to be something far worse than just corona virus, it'll be because the Chinese lied to everyone. Like they do.)
1) Its family includes SARS.
2) Treat it like FluBola and you'll do fine.
3) It's got about a 5% fatality rate (compared to 66-80% for Ebola virus).
4) It's about ten times easier to catch than Ebola.
5) Wash your hands, and if it gets nearby, disposable gloves and a N95 mask should suffice.
6) If it becomes a transplanted epidemic, stay home if you can, and minimize contact if you can't. Stock up on your supplies now.
7) Wash your hands before you eat or drink, and don't touch your face.
8) Wash your hands.