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This Chinese coronavirus, could it be a threat?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Malevolence, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. SpartaK

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    Can't believe people are joking about the situation, pretty disgusting.
     
  2. thenewoc

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    Shouldn't we be seeing a new hospital by now?
     
  3. Hades

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    At least my Brexit stockpile and survival shelter will come in useful!
     
  4. deaglecat

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  5. iamdjdz

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    Came into this thread to say it sounds like Contagion.
     
  6. robgmun

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    I have to admit i have it on my watch list and might see it this weekend.
    Claim down, people deal with stress in different ways, one way is to keep sprites up, better than sitting in a corner stressed and worried and making it worse for yourself
     
  7. NVP

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    Well ain't you a rosy bowl of sunshine
     
  8. Lord-Jaffa

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    I had swine flu as did my partner, it's the only time I've never physically been able to get out of Bed in my life. Flu is no joke, even if you're a healthy adult.
     
  9. StriderX

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    This is likely big enough to be a first wave epidemic... if it passes to a second or third wave after mutation, that's when it get's really bad as it might very well mutate to be more violent.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22148/

    The problem is that if you aren't infected with the first wave (assuming it does evolve), you are FAR more likely to be at risk of death.
     
  10. SpartaK

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    So you're okay with jokes being made about people dying and more expected to?

    Gotcha.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. wolfie138

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    yep. best thing that coulda happen to the planet.
     
  12. hardkore

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    Thinking about it, if the actual death count is being downplayed and given how communism loves to save face, I wonder if that new hospital site isn't actually mass graves being dug...
     
  13. StriderX

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    It hasn't being communist for decades... it's a fascist regime through and through, as soon it started being a bit more pro-business, but keeping the authoritarian bent.
     
  14. NVP

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    Where was there a joke about people dying? All I saw is a pun on the name of the virus.

    Sensitive bunch, you guys.
     
  15. sanaxe1

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    She says in the video they are running out of equipment. She could just be using what they have available. Baring in mind that the city is in lock down.
     
  16. Things change I've changed

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    I was thinking about this also, it might be best to be infected early on and get it over with.
     
  17. robgmun

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    Worth watching for a run down of whats actually going on over there.
     
  18. 413x

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    This one has the potential to be a big one .biggest we've seen in our life times .

    Just can't trust the news coming out of China.
    Probably only really know when we see what is happening in the western world worth USA, France and Australia etc. Can pretty much guarantee its here
     
  19. SlyReaper

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    Your moral outrage has no power here.
     
  20. hardkore

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    Just looked through the Harry Chen PhD Twitter profile and I'm convinced this virus is about to go nuclear. Look at the state of the place!!!

    That old open meat market used to keep "patients". Looks more like a morgue to me.