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Diamond Princess cruise ship 2-13-2020
Departed from Yokohama (Tokyo) on January 20,  there are  2,666 guests and 1,045 crew on board for a total of 3711.
The total number of confirmed cases in Japan, including passengers and crew members from the ship, is now at 247
The new cases bring the number of passengers and crew members infected with the virus to 218
Five passengers that were sent to hospitals earlier have severe symptoms

We know elderly people made up the large majority of those  infected with the virus, with 40 of the 44 being 70 or older.
About 80 percent of the ship passengers were age 60 or over, with 215 in their 80s and 11 in their 90s, according to media

So 24 days later on 2,666 old persons 1,045 crew breathing the same recycling air on a small confined area (it is like a lab)
218 quarantine no death.

Darn old folks are hard to kill  Hiding3
A good man is hard to find
A hard man is good to find  daydream
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Tuberculosis as a Risk Factor for 1918 Influenza Pandemic Outcomes

The results add to the study of interactions between bacterial and viral diseases and are relevant in preparing for pandemics in TB endemic areas.


I think the virus trigger for the 1918 influenza pandemic was a coronavirus and not influenza. Coronavirus might not have been considered because it is usually mild.

The passengers on the ship with lung conditions would also be susceptible.


In 2018, 87% of new TB cases occurred in the 30 high TB burden countries. Eight countries accounted for two thirds of the new TB cases: India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa.


If I am correct then it is best to avoid travelling to the countries listed as high burden tuberculosis and also to avoid those areas in home country where tuberculosis may occur.

The virus may be triggering latent tuberculosis into the active form as well as affecting individuals with pre-existing lung conditions.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Pulmonary Tuberculosis

It is well documented that certain viral infections, such as measles, have been known to aggravate pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), presumably as a result of depressed cellular immunity.

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