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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:34 am 
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So yeah we the new plague of our time possibly worse than SARS and Bird Flu combined. Hundreds of confirmed cases have happened in China already with suspicions that number may be in the thousands.

It's also spread beyond Chinese borders. Cases have been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan and here in the US in Seattle. It's now only a matter of time before it travels everywhere.

Or more likely it gets bottled up in China by heavy travel screenings and prompt containment efforts by governments elsewhere and the "crisis" blows over and we all look back on it 10 years from now going "Why were we so stupid to be scared?" or summat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:56 am 
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Hope I get it first.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:00 am 
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Sometimes these things don't spread as fast or as deadly as they could precisely because there's a robust initial reaction to a new outbreak.

We're well overdue a pandemic so I for one welcome an abundance of caution.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 pm 
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Did you know that the 1919 "Spanish [sic] Flu" pandemic that killed between 3-5% of the Human Population (50 - 100 million) immediately after WWI, actually started in France, in the Spring of 1918.

Though a recent hypothesis suggests it also originated somewhere in northern China, in late 1917.

But the reason it became known as "Spanish Flu", was 'cos the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII, became ill, giving the impression that the pandemic had started in Spain.

And also because it seems important to be able to blame a specific sub-set of Humanity, when things go amiss.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:45 am 
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Wuhan quarantined, virus origin contained.

Crisis over!


....or is it? <8|

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 am 
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Just heard that 2 Wuhanians are arriving in Vancouver shortly.

Gonna be first fuckers! Firstie firsties!


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Keep those dirty chinks and their pig aids out of my Texas

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https://www.nature.com/news/inside-the-chinese-lab-poised-to-study-world-s-most-dangerous-pathogens-1.21487

A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part of a plan to build between five and seven biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) labs across the Chinese mainland by 2025, and has generated much excitement, as well as some concerns.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:29 pm 
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Two Chinese cities under lockdown. That's quite a response.

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Fingers firmly crossed that flight prices to Asia plummet as a result of this. Airline stocks have already taken a hit...come on baby lets have a seat sale!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:48 pm 
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tgrant wrote:
Fingers firmly crossed that flight prices to Asia plummet as a result of this.


Flights to inevitable death tend to be quite cheap.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Two Chinese cities under lockdown. That's quite a response.

Make that three and soon to be four

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We got two chinese employees. Should I burn them with fire?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:11 pm 
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BUNNY wrote:
We got two chinese employees. Should I burn them with fire?


1) Place pool liner in dumpster out back and fill it with acid
2) invite employees out back to show them a cool new top secret iPhone prototype
3) push them into dumpster


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You guys like saunas....turn one into an oven.

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Time to set up a few containment camps and round up anyone who looks even vaguely Chine...wait, no.

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I ASKED FOR ONE THING!!!!!111!!!1!
Not only is it in Texas but its 30 min away

This is Htown requesting orbital nuclear strike on my location

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I ASKED FOR ONE THING!!!!!111!!!1!
Not only is it in Texas but its 30 min away

This is Htown requesting orbital nuclear strike on my location


Don't you go dying on me!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 pm 
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41 million
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Just seen the Beeb's "Rolling News" headlines..:

26 people dead.

800 confirmed cases.

China has a population of 1.386 billion people.

I just tried to use an online calculator to get the percentage correct here:

26 is 1.8759018759019E-6% of 1,386,000,000.

Which I think is the calculator's way of telling me to fuck off.

Why are we supposed to be worried about this?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:26 pm 
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Holyman wrote:

Why are we supposed to be worried about this?

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The media is just taking a short break from World War 3 and Climate Armageddon.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 pm 
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Aren't we missing a fourth Horseman here?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:55 pm 
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Holyman wrote:
Just seen the Beeb's "Rolling News" headlines..:

26 people dead.

800 confirmed cases.

China has a population of 1.386 billion people.

I just tried to use an online calculator to get the percentage correct here:

26 is 1.8759018759019E-6% of 1,386,000,000.

Which I think is the calculator's way of telling me to fuck off.

Why are we supposed to be worried about this?

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At one point the same percentage applied to the Spanish flu.

Ease of spread and mortality rates are the stats to look out for.

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News cycle:

Trump
Climate Change
Middle East
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Putin
Pandemic


DPRK goes in the news when weapons contracts in Asia are being sold.
Middle East in the news when weapons contracts in Israel and Saudi Arabia are being sold.
Putin...when selling weapons to NATO.
Pandemic when it's time to purchase flue shots from big pharma.
Climate Change in order to drum up taxes to pay for the above.

...oh and Trump for LOL's.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Slacks wrote:
At one point the same percentage applied to the Spanish flu


Only if the Global Population at the outbreak of the "Spanish" 'flu was greater than China's is now.

And I'm not sure that in 1918/19 it was.

Can you check your facts please.

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