A local question that also serves as an indictment of our public education system and the social media information age . . .
"Hey TKC, noticed that a lot of people are sick after the Chiefs parade. Do you think it's possible that the Chinese virus was spread in the crowd?"
Our answer, with respect to the fact that the Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit . . .
NO, YOU DOLT, THE WU-TANG THREAT FOR KANSAS CITY IS THANKFULLY LOW RIGHT NOW!!! BUT STANDING IN THE COLD ALL DAY AROUND A BUNCH OF BOOZING FANBOYS PROVED EFFECTIVE AT SICKENING MANY LOCALS!!!
As the world focuses on coronavirus, a deadly flu has killed at least 10,000 Americans
HOWEVER, that's not a good comparison because the troubles in China could be far more deadly than the American sickness that is mostly cured with chicken noodle soup.
Still . . .
All of this leads us to real world news sources that take reporting of this threat far more seriously than Chiefs fans who are already planning next year's Super Bowl party for survivors . . .
Fanboys Suffer Party Hangover
The flu season hit early this year and doctors have been seen a steady number of cases with two noticeable spikes coming at the first of the year and the past two weeks while Kansas City was celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl title.
Show-Me Local Official Reports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths rises, the state of Missouri continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect its residents. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services director, said in a news release that DHSS has partnered with the CDC and "local public agencies" to monitor the situation.
Nasty 'Whataboutism' Only Serves To Stifle Debate Not Provide Accurate Information
There's a deadly virus spreading throughout China right now, but Self magazine has a calming message for Americans: "For perspective," the publication tweeted Thursday, "the flu is a bigger threat in the US."
Human Toll Rises
The death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed 1,000 on Monday as governments around the world work to contain the outbreak. Officials announced Monday that 1,016 people in mainland China have died from the coronavirus and that 42,638 people had contracted the infection, The New York Times reported.
Far East Secret FAIL
Nearly six weeks after China announced the coronavirus outbreak, there's still a surprising amount we don't know about this newly discovered disease. But one thing is becoming clear: China's silence in the earliest days of the crisis may have made it worse.
EPIC Population Scale
The deadly coronavirus may spread to more than 500,000 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan before the epidemic hits its peak, according to a new study. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine developed a model that shows one in 20 people in Wuhan, the outbreak's center, will come down with the illness before the spread of the virus starts to slow down, Bloomberg News reported.
Trade War Context
The new coronavirus - believed to have first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan - is often compared to SARS, which originated in China's Guangdong province in November 2002 before spreading globally. The two diseases come from the same large family of viruses that usually infect animals but can sometimes evolve and spread to humans.
Global Struggle To Answer Sickness Fears With Science
The human race is locked in a battle against something five million times smaller than us. The novel coronavirus that has emerged from the Wuhan in China has gone from an unknown enemy to feared worldwide, in a matter of months.
Developing . . .