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7 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

Untrue - read through some of the links from the google search result I posted.

I got stuff about refugees from Wuhan bing helfd in quarantine a week earlier, stuff from early January comparing the severty of this year's flu to the previous year's, and stuff about how Italy wasn't ready to contain a potential outbreak.

 

But the first cases in Italy were confirmed on January 31st, and that's what the post seems to be capitalizing on.  Obviously it wasn't a big stretch to guess that a major outbreak was imminent there based on events in the previous weeks.

 

 

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Be safe Lopez ❤️

 

Rest of you do what you want

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19 minutes ago, dr lopez said:

downtown manhattan

Yikes.  Yeah hunker down.

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i shall. stay safe all my watmm brothers and sisters. let the age of posting commence. we shall be treated as kings and queens

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Posted (edited)

From a friend of mine that I actually know...

“... cough, headache, fever, passed out twice, chest pressure developed into pneumonia. They can’t test here in LA unless you go to an ER and wait for a long time (or are rich/famous) Urgent care did chest X-rays and sent me home to quarantine for 4 more days. 
I don’t know if I  have COVID and I’m not going to take away resources from people who are worse off than I am by insisting on a test. What I do know is I have something that’s kicked my ass for 6 days, shut down my entire office, and would have killed an older or immuno-deficient person. I know all the cancellations suck but this thing is not messing around, be safe.”

 

... Makes you feel safe that they can’t/won’t/don’t test for this thing in a major city, doesn’t it?

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Posted (edited)

lol, our foreign department is warning against travel to France and the US, good luck guys 

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13 minutes ago, J3FF3R00 said:

... Makes you feel safe that they can’t/won’t/don’t test for this thing in a major city, doesn’t it?

Testing at this point doesn't really do anything if you don't need imminent treatment. It's already known the virus is out there and it is spreading through the community. Even in the US. Regardless of what orange-head says.

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Orange man will make a very important speech soon, I wonder who he will blame. Probably the foreigners. At least you'll get to enjoy a state of emergency, while hunting for toilet paper.

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I expect people to be ahead of the curve around here. That means that toilet paper is already being stocked for the coming months, btw. Asking for immunity is a bit much at this point, imo.

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1 hour ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

Welp, people are panic buying here like nuts. 

Lots of the large grocery stores (including Walmart) are sold out, shelves empty. 

Some looting starting (that's not very Canadian-like wtf?). 

 

Guys I wanted to make homemade burritos tonight this sucks.

I went in to Superstore here and holy fuck I was frightened. The line ups were going half way into all the aisles and everyone was panic buying toilet paper and medicine. I got n95 masks for work but the normal medical ones are gone nearly everywhere.

Also this guy, who has a lengthy criminal record, has been doing this:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/03/12/were-hustlers-amid-coronavirus-fears-this-couple-has-made-more-than-100000-reselling-lysol-wipes.htm

 

 

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oh shite

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Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, Entorwellian said:
2 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

Welp, people are panic buying here like nuts. 

Lots of the large grocery stores (including Walmart) are sold out, shelves empty. 

Some looting starting (that's not very Canadian-like wtf?). 

 

Guys I wanted to make homemade burritos tonight this sucks.

I went in to Superstore here and holy fuck I was frightened. The line ups were going half way into all the aisles and everyone was panic buying toilet paper and medicine. I got n95 masks for work but the normal medical ones are gone nearly everywhere.

Also this guy, who has a lengthy criminal record, has been doing this:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/03/12/were-hustlers-amid-coronavirus-fears-this-couple-has-made-more-than-100000-reselling-lysol-wipes.htm

Jesus man, that's low. I expect we see a lot more of that in the coming weeks...

Airdrie Walmart (last night I think):

 

A friend of mine posted pics at that same Walmart this morning, she went as soon as it opened - all grocery shelves were essentially empty. 

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35 minutes ago, Gocab said:

Orange man will make a very important speech soon, I wonder who he will blame. Probably the foreigners. At least you'll get to enjoy a state of emergency, while hunting for toilet paper.

Looking forward to him crashing the markets for the third time this week.

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here we go... 

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2 hours ago, goDel said:

 

wrt spanish flu: i know the second wave was more deadly. don't know whether that had anything to do with mutating. if you've got a credible source i'm all ears.

 

A series of autopsy cases of soldiers who died from influenza in 1918 reveal this evolutionary process; the viral sequences obtained from the lungs of victims who died in May 1918 (before the pandemic really took off), show an HA that binds avian-like receptors and confers poor airborne transmissibility between ferrets. However, by autumn 1918, the autopsy material reveals that the virus had mutated in ways that enhanced its ability to bind human airway receptors, presumably gaining transmissibility. Similar studies of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus also showed the transition from a first wave virus only just adapted enough to sustain transmission, to a third wave virus that had potentiated its adaptation to its new host.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(18)30272-8/fulltext

That seems to suggest a mutation that increased transmissibility for the 2nd wave.  It's conceivable to come up with a theory that explains rapid transmission in the 2nd wave in 1918 without a mutation occurring, but I'm not sure if there's an explanation for the change in demographics for the 2nd wave other than it mutating to a more aggressive form that caused cytokine storms.   

 

 

 

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UK plan is insanity.

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6 minutes ago, kakapo said:

A series of autopsy cases of soldiers who died from influenza in 1918 reveal this evolutionary process; the viral sequences obtained from the lungs of victims who died in May 1918 (before the pandemic really took off), show an HA that binds avian-like receptors and confers poor airborne transmissibility between ferrets. However, by autumn 1918, the autopsy material reveals that the virus had mutated in ways that enhanced its ability to bind human airway receptors, presumably gaining transmissibility. Similar studies of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus also showed the transition from a first wave virus only just adapted enough to sustain transmission, to a third wave virus that had potentiated its adaptation to its new host.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(18)30272-8/fulltext

That seems to suggest a mutation that increased transmissibility for the 2nd wave.  It's conceivable to come up with a theory that explains rapid transmission in the 2nd wave in 1918 without a mutation occurring, but I'm not sure if there's an explanation for the change in demographics for the 2nd wave other than it mutating to a more aggressive form that caused cytokine storms.   

 

 

 

There it is folks - proof that coronavirus is more serious than we ever thought - a post from @kakapo that wasn't biting sarcasm.

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thanks kaka!

kaka GIF

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8 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

There it is folks - proof that coronavirus is more serious than we ever thought - a post from @kakapo that wasn't biting sarcasm.

wtf is happening on this forum

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Posted (edited)

edit: fake news

 

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