any worries about packages from china?

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  1. HardMangG

    HardMangG Well-Known Member

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    i saw a youtube video stating some medical professionals claiming there is no organic material for the virus to survive on during the long shipping process. however, seeing as how the chinese government initially covered up this outbreak and World Health Organization claiming they do not need to step in/intervene, who are we suppose to believe? are you guys gonna risk it?

    edit: just saw a CBS report of US evacuating one of their embassies in the region
     
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  2. edgecrusher

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    Keep in mind, it's not just in China, it has spread beyond.

    It would be wise to always exercise care with packages regardless. Examine them carefully for any sign of pests and wash your hands after handling all the packing material after you throw it away.
     
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    No, I’m not worried about any figures but I did order a jersey from Guangzhou so I will be disinfecting that when it arrives. Not so much that I’m worried but I have twin 3 yr olds so I’ll go above and beyond to make sure they’re not .000001% at risk if I can.
     
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  4. HardMangG

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    lysol everything? even the figure?
     
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    Fuck, what abt my package-licking fetish?! I’m screwed ...
     
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    Pretty sure somebody's mucus particles aren't going to survive the globe-spanning journey.
     
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    i decided the only area of question, since i had a taped takara figure, was the inner part of the shipping package and the outer part of the box. so i opened it, left it on the porch. Threw away the shipping box. washed my hands. left the shipping box out over night. cut the tape removed the figure. washed my hands

    now my figure is warming up and the box is still outside
     
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    Map of coronavirus spread
    Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

    3 cases confirmed in France:
    Coronavirus outbreak: First confirmed cases in Europe as France declares three infections

    As the numbers of infected grow, it still seems to be averaging around a 3.5% mortality rate; been tracking the ratios since it was first confirmed to spread human to human.

    Most stuff is dead in about 24 hours so just don't overnight parts from Japan and you should be okay. ;) 
     
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  9. mikeszekely

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    Man, I thought we were going to talk about how a bunch of us are still waiting for our Capones that shipped at the beginning of December.

    Packages? No, I'm not worried. But my in laws in Beijing are planning on staying with us in the States this summer...
     
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    I wouldn't worry, the coronavirus doesn't survive longer than 48 hours at room temp. It won't survive the lengthy delivery times from China that the majority of us experience waiting for packages.
     
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    martian microbes have been found on earth. as the wise man said "life finds a way"

    I do enough stupid shit i get by with, allowing any chance of infecting my family with bat soup flu over mp 45 needs to be taken seriously
     
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    that's what i want to ask you guys. who are you going to believe? are you gonna make your own diagnosis on this and risk it? the info out there is all grey/foggy right now. supposedly its a mutated virus. do medical professionals even have a full understanding of how the mutated version survives/can be transferred?
     
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    We here at SirToys have a cover your mouth when you cough and no spitting policy (can't speak for the rest of the country though lol).
     
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    As a healthcare professional who was exposed to a milder strain 8 years ago at a nursing facility I'm pretty confident in my statement. I have 2 packages currently in transit so I'm not worried.
     
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    but, is it possible? no matter how remote the odds?
     
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    From being in the same room as a carrier, then sure. From packaging shipped overseas that took longer than 2 days to get to you, not a chance.
     
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    as a medical professional wouldn't it just be a better idea to recommend against people ordering things from there until this blows over? or since they haven't banned people from traveling you figured its not that much of a difference in risk?
     
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    Not really as it would just create a false panic. There's plenty of information online from the CDC regarding this so people will know what is the best way to avoid infection.
     
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    i understand that. however, china didn't' want to create a false panic and look what it turned into. if they took the proper precautions since the beginning would we be in the current situation?
     
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    Chances are, anything ordered right now won't be leaving mainland China for quite some time, due to the current and impending lock downs.
    If your package isn't already in transit and, by some snowball's chance in hell, the virus managed to survive more than 24 hours without a host, it's not going to last the wait for the greenlight for international transit, when it finally comes.
     
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