Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 13th February 2020 0 (0)

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There has been a huge spike of virus infection in recent days. The 2019-nCoV virus (now known as COVID-19) situation as at 13th February 2020: 1,489 dead, 6,984 recovered and 64,268 confirmed cases. Since 8th February 2020, the number of deaths has increased by another 675 deaths.

Compared to 8th February 2020, the fatality rate as at 13th February 2020 had increased from 2.17% to 2.32% but the recovery rate had improved from 7.77% to 10.87%. The number of confirmed cases in Malaysia unfortunately had also increased from 16 cases to 19 confirmed cases but without any fatality (Singapore also saw an increase from 40 to 58 cases todate). Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering

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Outbreak 2020: Also Use Vanakkam Instead of Hand Shake 0 (0)

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The many ways of communicating using our hands – the Western hand shake and the Indians of putting both palms together and saying vanakkam or namaste. The Japanese would just do without any hands by bowing in deep respect. Image source: Wikipedia

Unfortunately since a hand shake needs the touching of the hands, this unfortunately facilitates the human to human virus transmission. Remember the first Malaysian who got coronavirus after some business meeting in Singapore? He may have been hand shaking too many people and somehow got infected with coronavirus instead.

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Prepping in Malaysia 2020: Readying for Flu Pandemic 0 (0)

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Definition of a pandemic: a pandemic, simply put, is a disease outbreak on a global scale. This is different than an epidemic and a simple disease outbreak. An epidemic is when the infectious disease spreads through many people quickly (definition: True Prepper). The above is the scale used in Singapore – image source: www.straitstimes.com.

In recent time, the world have been grappling with a serious case of flu infections (in Malaysia we been fighting H1N1 and 2019-nCoV infections), natural disasters, man made disasters (in Malaysia, water pollution) and massive forest fires. Many people lost their life, loved ones and their homes.

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Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 5th February 2020 0 (0)

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The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 5th February 2020: 564 dead, 1,124 recovered and 27,619 confirmed cases. Since 3rd February 2020, the number of deaths has increased by another 138 deaths.

Compared to 3rd February 2020, the fatality rate as at 5th February 2020 had continued to reduce from 2.14% to 2.04% and as well as the recovery rate from 3.13% to 4.07%. The number of confirmed cases in Malaysia unfortunately had increased from 8 cases to 12 confirmed cases but without any fatality. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering

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Mission 2020: Revive the Dying Art of Penmanship 0 (0)

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One with the skill of a good penmanship, it is said that Year 8 student Prakriti Malla in Nepal has the most beautiful handwriting in the world. Image source: www.studyinternational.com

Some people’s penmanship skills are truly amazing and fine – it defines art at one’s finger tips and beautiful structure of information at the same time. In case, you are not sure about the meaning of penmanship, Merriam-Webster defines it as the art or practice of writing with the pen or quality or style of handwriting

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Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 3rd February 2020 0 (0)

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The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 3rd February 2020: 426 dead, 623 recovered and 19,881 confirmed cases. Since 31st January 2020, the number of deaths has increased by another 167 deaths.

Compared to 31st January 2020, the fatality rate as at 3rd February 2020 had reduced from 2.28% to 2.14% whilst there has a good improvement on the recovery rate from 2.22% to 3.13%. The number of confirmed cases in Malaysia remains unchanged at 8 cases. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering

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