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so we narrowly avoided kicking off 2020 with world war 3, but now it looks like we have a rather alarming new virus heading our way from a chinese fish market. death toll rising...

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51215348

 

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ok cool thanks

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Vox's Explained docu series on Netflix does a good job of explaining the bird flu from the 90s. Animals and humans in close proximity that share viruses that mutate into versions that can infect humans. This sounds like a similar situation.

One more reason to stop eating meat.

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Corona? nah

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46 minutes ago, Braintree said:

One more reason to stop eating meat.

I eat a plant based diet. Animals eat plants, I eat animals, thus I eat plants. It’s only logical.

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4 minutes ago, hijexx said:
52 minutes ago, Braintree said:

One more reason to stop eating meat.

I eat a plant based diet. Animals eat plants, I eat animals, thus I eat plants. It’s only logical.

ok boomer

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43 minutes ago, BCM said:

Corona? nah

I prefer stronger shit but I enjoy it from time to time

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armageddon outta hear

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no i am not worried, sorry. china's population vs the number of deaths, who are probably ppl that had other conditions and or were just old, does not add up to the end of the world. if i had to take a random guess i'd say the media got bored that there hadn't been a swine flu type thing to report on for a while so they are honing in on this one. obviously i'm sure it's an awful sickness and i don't mean to be dismissive of those who have been affected by it, but there is no need for catastrophic language.

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While the seasonal flu is still more deadly...waaay more deadly.... no, not worried. Yet. 

Apparently, when you're infected with this one, you'll start to dance a lot.

First musically transmitted flu?

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China doing things to the extreme to keep this locked down:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047278/wuhan-goes-shutdown-china-tries-contain-deadly-coronavirus

Since it's already outside Wuhan, that adage about closing the bar door firmly applies.

Anyway, 700 cases and 17 people dead? That's not even a rounding error when talking about the world's population.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html#cdc-response

 

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looks like the most likely animal reservoir (ie source) for this was snakes... the serpent. satan. the satan bug.

it's all coming true!

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Serpent Flu is so damn marketable how did they miss that 

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*seeing someone with terminal flu*

 

god i wish that were me

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Apparently the SARS virus killed 800 people. But that was back in 2003. 

And I think one guy in Seattle got infected by coronavirus but is in recovery.

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28 days later....

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beginning to think that BCM is Richard... with all the conspiracy theories and aliens and whatnot... 

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No way does Richard love burgers as much as BCM...

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Yeah mostly seems to be killing the frail right now.

China would be fairly used to treating these health crises by now. Even with the relative political dominance of their Communist Party, the domestic issues that government regularly has to deal with would probably send a lot of western leaders insane.

It is certainly not in the realm of Ebola, the mismanaged Sars or the recent Asian influenzas just yet.

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I downed me so many Coronas this weekend, I surely had a virus.

 

j/k I didn't drink any Coronas this weekend.  in fact, I never drink Corona, unless it's handed to me with a lime wedge in the top.  Sorry not sorry.

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