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You concerned yet?

Yes 21 30.00%
 
No, but I will be followi... 28 40.00%
 
No, its being overblown 21 30.00%
 
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Yeah, this is pretty scary. Before knowing where it may have spread and how fast it can spread, it's good to stay on guard.
I hope this isn't a case of chemical warfare. And that idea shouldn't be floated as a certainty. But if China believe that to be the case, they could retaliate with a similar virus.

Last edited by Hiku - on 23 January 2020

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Who was the dumbass who named a virus after a popular beer???



Nighthawk117 said:
Who was the dumbass who named a virus after a popular beer???

The word corona predates the beer.



Phoenix20 said:
More profit is made by the media selling bad news and the pharmaceutical companies making huge profits from the increased sales of vaccines.
The media creates the fear and panic with claims that millions are going to die worldwide as a new deadly outbreak spreads like the plague.

The black death (plague) killed around 40-60% of europes population back in the 1300's.
It was spread by flea's from differnt rodents, and animals.

It also came from Central/Eastern Asia, and spread up here.

Pandemics should be taken seriously, if there's cause to do so.
Theres potential for this one to kill millions, even if its mortality rate is only currently at 3%.
It just needs to spread enough or mutate.



curl-6 said:
Nighthawk117 said:
Who was the dumbass who named a virus after a popular beer???

The word corona predates the beer.

Hahahaha I hadnt even thought of that.

Tbh its not a rather good beer though, like 19 out of 20 random German beers, would probably beat it in taste & price.
Whats even more amasing is that germans have strick rules about what is and isnt beer, so their not allowed to "cheat" by subtitueing things, or enhnace things via usage of chemmical means. Its just pure beer. 

Its like when you buy something and it tastes abit like Vanilla, and then you find out, its some exract from the glands near a beavers ass.
Euuuuewwwwwww.... I rather they use the "real" thing.

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JRPGfan said:

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Whats even more amasing is that germans have strick rules about what is and isnt beer, so their not allowed to "cheat" by subtitueing things, or enhnace things via usage of chemmical means. Its just pure beer. 
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That's a common misconception. The Reinheitsgebot isn't a law. You can choose to stick to it, but you can also just ignore it without any consequences whatsoever. It's mostly a marketing gag.



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JRPGfan said:
Dulfite said:
I'm glad I don't live in a conjested area. That being said, the LORD can take me whenever HE wills to do so.

I agree with this.
Too early to be alarmed.


* So far mortality rate is only 3%, according to a quick google search on Corona virus.

First of all, mortality rate of 3% is pretty high, especially as the disease spreads that quickly. And if you got to that rate by dividing the 26 reported death by the 895 reported infections, than this is problematic, as these diseases are a case literally of the last days. Alone from yesterday to today the number of reported infections grew by 260 people. So these people are still ill, you can't calculate mortality rate until the persons have either died or recovered. And people newly fallen ill yesterday haven't recovered today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak

You don't need to be too concerned though yet, not because of mortality rate, but because it so far is restricted to a few countries and at this point emergency border checks are in place in many countries. Well, except you live in the countries in question. If despite that the illness will spread globally, than it starts to become more serious for other parts of the world too.

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curl-6 said:
Phoenix20 said:
More profit is made by the media selling bad news and the pharmaceutical companies making huge profits from the increased sales of vaccines.
The media creates the fear and panic with claims that millions are going to die worldwide as a new deadly outbreak spreads like the plague.

Bad news may sell more papers, but vaccines take years to develop, trial, and manufacture, so there won't be one for this in the near future, and no existing vaccine will protect you from a new virus.

Well, there are some more general antivirals, although it might be hit or miss if they work on this specific virus. Also in cases of emergency labs can work directly on a solution and may be able to fix up something in weeks, depending on circumstances. Still this has to be produced afterwards and these emergency research is very costly.



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Hiku said:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsGk4xw2XUk

My main takeaway from this is, that CNN managed to bring a reporter team to Wuhan before the city got quarantined yesterday.



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