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Post by tennbengal » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 pm

Seems...bad?

Like, maybe even alarming?

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/20/wu ... ronavirus/
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Post by mister d » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:55 pm

It’s got them all in check.
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Post by rass » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:56 pm

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:41 pm

Where are all the Republican Congressmen and pundit freaking out that Trump is allowing this virus into the country as a means of destroying the US? Oh, I guess that is just when we get one death from a virus under Obama.
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mister d wrote:
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It’s got them all in check.
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Post by brian » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am

Check out the episode of Vox Explained on pandemics on Netflix and prepare to shit your pants.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:48 am

brian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am
Check out the episode of Vox Explained on pandemics on Netflix and prepare to shit your pants.
Nope.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:18 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am
Check out the episode of Vox Explained on pandemics on Netflix and prepare to shit your pants.
This thing spreads via multimedia?
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:16 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:18 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am
Check out the episode of Vox Explained on pandemics on Netflix and prepare to shit your pants.
This thing spreads via multimedia?
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:37 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:16 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:18 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am
Check out the episode of Vox Explained on pandemics on Netflix and prepare to shit your pants.
This thing spreads via multimedia?
The Ring 3 sounds awful.
If we’re gonna engineer a superbug, think we could put some criteria on it? Like a vector of infection would be having an instagram following of 6 digits or more?
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Post by Johnnie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:39 am

Don't we go through this shit every couple of years? Bird Flu. N1N1. SARS.

From what I've learned as long as we keep Gwyneth Paltrow from inadvertently eating pig shit in Hong Kong we'll be fine.
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Johnnie wrote:
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Don't we go through this shit every couple of years? Bird Flu. N1N1. SARS.

From what I've learned as long as we keep Gwyneth Paltrow from inadvertently eating pig shit in Hong Kong we'll be fine.
Yeah, but have you seen the stuff she's doing lately? I think that's a real risk.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Johnnie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 pm

True. Yankee Candle might want to start booking tickets there for her.
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Post by brian » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:59 pm

This pandemic apparently started with a dude who was buying recently slaughtered hedgehog and/or crocodile in an illegal “wet” market in China so you’ll never stop this shit until you stop people from wanting to eat fucking hedgehogs.

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Post by brian » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:01 pm

Though to be fair the way things are going this would be an on the nose way for 10 percent of the worlds population to die.

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Post by Johnnie » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:37 am

[insert gif of Sonic losing all his rings. But the rings are a deadly virus.]
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Johnnie wrote:
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From what I've learned as long as we keep Gwyneth Paltrow from inadvertently eating pig shit in Hong Kong we'll be fine.
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Post by rass » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and member of the WH Coronavirus taskforce

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Post by Johnnie » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:10 pm

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:38 pm

tennbengal wrote:
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Seem...bad?

Like, maybe even alarming?

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/20/wu ... ronavirus/
For the record, this still seems...bad. Maybe even alarming.

Also, Quinn is due to be in France for a two-week immersion stay starting March 15 - first few days in Paris and then 10 days in Lyon with a family and then back to Paris. Hard not to feel some extra anxiety about that, frankly.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:47 pm

I just cancelled a trip to the Amalfi Coast that I had scheduled for May after the confirmed cases in Northern Italy jumped from 3 to over 140 in only 48 hours this past weekend.
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Post by brian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:51 pm

Yeah, I have a trip to China scheduled for November which is very obviously up in the air at this point, though it's a long way until then.

You'd think Trump would be all over this since a pandemic that kills 5 percent of people over 70 years old would definitely put a dent in his support come November.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:12 pm

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Yeah, I have a trip to China scheduled for November which is very obviously up in the air at this point, though it's a long way until then.

You'd think Trump would be all over this since a pandemic that kills 5 percent of people over 70 years old would definitely put a dent in his support come November.
So far Americans are not in danger? They got Americans quickly out of Wuhan and the Diamond Princess back to the US and they are in quarantine. Has there been a positive case that happened in the US? I think they have handled this well for a country of its size. Meanwhile, it's spreading all over Germany, Italy and France.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:50 pm

That’s my son. It has not come up yet. There are cases in America as there are everywhere.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:32 pm

Sorry. Got mixed up with Quinlan.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:00 pm

Am I being stupid and naive for not even considering Corona Virus if I was travelling? I wouldn't go to China right now, but Italy and France, I wouldn't have given a second thought. I was talking to a coworker in my NJ office, and she was horrified when I said I was going into New York this week. She looked at me like I'm nuts, and said I was crazy for getting onto a train, in a confined space, with Corona going around. Or for going into New York, because so many people travel to NYC from all over the world. Never even crossed my mind.
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Post by brian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Yeah, it's pretty well-contained in the US, but it's starting to look like there's a lot of asymptomatic cases so sooner or later it will start to spread here as likely it will everywhere. It's probably just a question of how long it takes and what extreme measures are used to try and stop its spread. Could see the NBA and NHL playoffs be affected here. Imagine if they tried to enforce a quarantine around the Bay Area -- well, or some city that's actually going to make the playoffs -- and the team can't travel out and the other team can't travel in, etc., etc.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:13 pm

Depends on the region too. I have a friend who is going to Rome next week where there are no cases, so hes still going.

However a co worker was scheduled to go to Milan in April, where the outbreak is, and he has cancelled.
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Post by BSF21 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:39 pm

We are heavily considering a late honeymoon to France in May/June. This wasn’t even really on my radar. These things always seem so flash in the pan and not all that dangerous to normal healthy population. Is this that much different?
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Post by brian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:47 pm

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We are heavily considering a late honeymoon to France in May/June. This wasn’t even really on my radar. These things always seem so flash in the pan and not all that dangerous to normal healthy population. Is this that much different?
Still too soon to tell but current mortality rates are around 2 percent in countries with very good medical care for the most part. If it becomes a real pandemic could easily kill 100 million people, mostly in Africa and rural Asia.

If people in countries other than China start dying in real numbers then the serious hysteria starts to set in. We haven’t seen anything yet.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:49 pm

BSF21 wrote:
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We are heavily considering a late honeymoon to France in May/June. This wasn’t even really on my radar. These things always seem so flash in the pan and not all that dangerous to normal healthy population. Is this that much different?
To me it's not really the catching the virus part that concerning but more it's all the circumstances and logistics around it.

1. Are you really going to have fun on a trip where you are worrying about the area that you're in, what's open/closed, who's around you, who's coughing, can you leave the hotel?
2. What if the situation gets more serious when you're there and flights get cancelled and you have to find a different way home. And then when landing back in the US, be put on a list to be quarantined.
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Post by Shirley » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:04 am

There are already a bunch of different labs working on creating a vaccine. While I agree that it's likely to keep spreading, I think we'll be able to stop it before it gets to anything like Spanish Flu numbers (or the 100 million Brian put out there). Plus, that one killed at something like a 10% rate, although they didn't have our test accuracy, so it's possible that a lot more people had it than we realized, so the mortality rate may have been much lower.

But then, viruses are tricky and maybe it's harder than I think.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:55 am

I think all the cases in the states are people, by design, quarantined on military bases.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:51 am

Grant Wahl was talking about this on his soccer podcast today (his wife studies pandemic diseases and is covering this one). According the one time swamp poster, his wife thinks the Tokyo Olympics won't happen.

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Post by rass » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:57 am

Guys, the vaccine is "close". No worries! And shit, it almost doesn't matter since it's just another month until April when "a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat" and "in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away".
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:17 am

You guys are just drinking the Liberal kool aid.

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Rush Limbaugh on coronavirus: ‘The common cold’ that’s being ‘weaponized’ against Trump

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“I’m telling you, the Chicoms are trying to weaponize this thing,” Limbaugh said, using a slang term to refer to Chinese Communists. He later added, “Well, every nation is working on things like this, and the Chicoms obviously in their lab are doing something here with the coronavirus — and it got out.”

But then Limbaugh suggested the virus was being “weaponized” another way: by the media to target Trump.

Limbaugh, a staunch ally of the president, claimed media coverage was scaring investors and people in business to cash out of the stock market as part of a larger effort to suggest “Trump and capitalism are destroying America and destroying the world.”
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:38 am

I think the US is safe unless you guys think there is some cover up. My parents are off to Houston tomorrow, hope they survive!
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I think the US is safe unless you guys think there is some cover up. My parents are off to Houston tomorrow, hope they survive!
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Post by Giff » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:45 am

HA!

My company is all of the sudden worried about making sure we're all prepared in case we had to work from home for an extended amount of time.
Muh.

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Post by Shirley » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:49 am

We have a big event in Nashville next week that most of the company attends. Late last week, they decided to exclude all North American employees from traveling to it. It's interesting when you think of all the various ways that fear of this thing (justified or not) are going to slow the global economy.
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