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Old 02-26-20, 06:55 PM
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This is comforting. [/sarcasm]

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NBC News just posted this report.

A Australian doctor in Singapore thinks the virus originated from a dirty butcher shop in China that was butchering disease infested bats.


https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news...ve-79500869767


This virologist is continuing to study it.
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What must be going through her head...

Old 02-26-20, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Baron Of Hell View Post
You'll probably die from being to clean. Everyone knows you build immunity from playing in the dirt. I'll miss you man.
This might amuse you.

I like being clean.
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That NBC News report

Old 02-26-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
Dr. Mengele is still alive?

I don't know, but Joseph Goebbels sure seems to be with us.
Old 02-26-20, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mapasu View Post
Japan u I s not free, there are 800+ cases already. I’m fucking pissed since we have a planned family trip in May to Hokkaido and we may have to cancel due to the outbreak.
This site https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/a...23467b48e9ecf6 is reliable and tracks Covid-19 around the world. It shows that Japan has 180 infected (confirmed cases). All or most are returnees from China or from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. They are known and isolated and don't present a risk of virus spreading to the general population. There is no country that has imposed restrictions on travel to or from Japan. If your company has a policy to limit travel to Japan or Asia, that's their call but it doesn't mean that Japan currently has a "Covid-19 problem." There were 705 confirmed infected on the ship but most have returned to their countries, including the US.

The US has 60 folks who were infected in China or on the ship, and they are also identified and quarantined. Just like in Japan, to me there is no problem because there is no uncontrolled virus outbreak.

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Old 02-26-20, 08:28 PM
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Good news everybody! A case of COVID-19 in Northern California, of unknown origin.

Old 02-26-20, 11:46 PM
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So if I'm not mistaken all the cases we caught in the US are from people turning themselves in to be tested of their own free will. If we aren't making testing mandatory for at risk people the problem could be a lot worse than it seems to be now.
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Wait until the poor people that can't afford healthcare and will not go to the hospital to get checked out hits -- boy, those anit-socialized healthcare dummies are going to be shitting themselves. It's gonna happen.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
So it's a strain of SARS?
As I understand it there are many kinds of SARS corona viruses common in animals like bats. They become dangerous when they mutate into a form that can jump to and infect humans and are given the opportinity, such as at wild-meat markets or if people go to their habitats.

There was such an attack in China in 2003 that we called SARS outbreak. This new episode is given a more specific name, Covid-19. The cause is also a SARS corona virus, but there is no evidence that the 2019 virus is the same as or a derivative of the 2003 virus.
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So if I'm not mistaken all the cases we caught in the US are from people turning themselves in to be tested of their own free will. If we aren't making testing mandatory for at risk people the problem could be a lot worse than it seems to be now.
Most of people tested and found to be infected in the US (60 today) came back from areas deemed high risk, the city of Wuhan in China or the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Until 2 weeks ago if you go to a regular clinic or hospital in the US they cannot perform a Covid-19 test. All they can do is to collect a sample and send it to a CDC lab. Most likely if they have no reason to suspect that you have Covid-19 they won’t even do that. I know people with normal flu asking to be tested for Covid-19 out of curiosity or paranoia, and they were told no. I think at this time the CDC has increased the number of test sites to 12 in the US.

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As I understand it there are many kinds of SARS corona viruses common in animals like bats. They become dangerous when they mutate into a form that can jump to and infect humans and are given the opportinity, such as at wild-meat markets or if people go to their habitats.

There was such an attack in China in 2003 that we called SARS outbreak. This new episode is given a more specific name, Covid-19. The cause is also a SARS corona virus, but there is no evidence that the 2019 virus is the same as or a derivative of the 2003 virus.
It's a combo of three--which now has me concerned.

Also, we got a "Community Spread" case on CA. Now, the wesr coast is an issue.

Was following a phonecall on the CDC's website. Open to the public. Don't have a link but check in the media section.
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It's a combo of three--which now has me concerned.
What ďcombo of three?Ē Thatís just BS.
Old 02-27-20, 07:20 AM
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What ďcombo of three?Ē Thatís just BS.
Ok. I'll be sure to forward your observation.
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My wife and I were planning an Alaska cruise for our 30th anniversary later this year. Not now. We'll wait a few years until this shit is under control (if it ever is).
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What really concerns me is the panic that the media is generating over this. It has the whole country (world) just scared (figuratively) to death. Articles like this put things in perspective for me:

https://www.health.com/condition/col...flu-every-year

I'm not trying to make light of the people who have died from covid-19, but it's really just another form of flu that the media has turned into the scare of the century. Stock markets are plummeting, economies are suffering, insanity ensues.
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Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
What really concerns me is the panic that the media is generating over this. It has the whole country (world) just scared (figuratively) to death. Articles like this put things in perspective for me:

https://www.health.com/condition/col...flu-every-year

I'm not trying to make light of the people who have died from covid-19, but it's really just another form of flu that the media has turned into the scare of the century. Stock markets are plummeting, economies are suffering, insanity ensues.
Everyone who is paying attention knows the normal flu kills more people. But this is basically a deadlier version of the normal flu. If the coronavirus becomes as prevalent, a lot more people will die. Thatís the concern.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Wait until the poor people that can't afford healthcare and will not go to the hospital to get checked out hits -- boy, those anit-socialized healthcare dummies are going to be shitting themselves. It's gonna happen.
Easy way to solve that.



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My wife and I were planning an Alaska cruise for our 30th anniversary later this year. Not now. We'll wait a few years until this shit is under control (if it ever is).
Are you serious? lol
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
NBC News just posted this report.

A Australian doctor in Singapore thinks the virus originated from a dirty butcher shop in China that was butchering disease infested bats.


https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news...ve-79500869767


This virologist is continuing to study it.
Yeah, bat soup. I said it on the first page.
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Originally Posted by Howiefan View Post
Are you serious? lol
If you donít get corona virus on a cruise ship, youíll still get something. Cruise ships are just filthy disease farms. Noro virus will have you pissing out your asshole.
Old 02-27-20, 08:58 AM
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Are you serious? lol
Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
If you donít get corona virus on a cruise ship, youíll still get something. Cruise ships are just filthy disease farms. Noro virus will have you pissing out your asshole.
Yeah, it wasn't just the coronavirus, but also the norovirus which is a major issue on cruise ships. We were wary to begin with based on noro, but corona sealed the deal. We'll still go somewhere - maybe even Alaska - just not on a cruise.
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Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
Yeah, it wasn't just the coronavirus, but also the norovirus which is a major issue on cruise ships. We were wary to begin with based on noro, but corona sealed the deal. We'll still go somewhere - maybe even Alaska - just not on a cruise.
But, cheap tickets
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Isn't the answer to simply vacation along the equator? We were told warm weather is all we need to eliminate it by our infallible leader.

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