Updates on MERS

I’ve written this post over and over but I never post it and by the time I get back to writing it the numbers or situation has already changed.

Last weekend was a very important milestone, the supposed 2 week incubation period of the original people infected ended. The country was like “woohoo, that means if no one gets sick after Monday then we’re in the clear.” What really happened is it stopped making the news after that, my kids aren’t wearing masks anymore or really washing their hands. The scare is over mentally but the scare is still very real. That’s what happens when the news reports or doesn’t report on something.

June 6th

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June 8th – 2nd largest city of Busan has it

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June 12th

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If you’re interested in just Daejeon (and surrounding areas):

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There are no cases up where we are yet but there are about 21 cases in Daejeon currently.

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I don’t know how much more I can tell you guys. News sources in America continue to lie about how contagious it is or is not. News sources in Korea continue to lie about how contagious it is or is not. We’re right in the middle of watching what news can and cannot do for the public – inciting panic and then now playing it as a non issue. What you’re hearing or not back in America is about the same.

Here is a map that is based off of news sources and rumors so use it sparingly: http://www.mersmap.com/

Here is a link to a hospital in Daejeon that releases reports: KAIST Clinic. This is a real source and doesn’t have to talk about all the irrelevant bullshit of who’s closing what schools and who’s wearing what masks. Because the WHO said schools don’t need to be closed (our still haven’t which I guess means we’re more of the saner schools) and the masks everyone are wearing are for dust. It’s like stopping a bullet with a chain link fence.


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