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It seems a bit overblown to me, unless China is lying about the  fatality rate. At 2.8%, the current fatality rate is quite a bit lower than the SARS outbreak in 2003, which had a 9.6% fatality rate. But as deadly as SARS was, it fizzled out after just 8273 cases thanks to proper containment. I'm guessing that the reason why the Coronavirus outbreak has a lower fatality rate than SARS is because many of the same treatment methods as SARS are working on Coronavirus, so it's not taking as long to find ways to treat the virus as it did with SARS. China was criticized internationally for not acting faster to contain SARS, so this time they decided to not taking any chances and lockdown the infected cities.

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Jumpin said:
OK. Time to move to Madagascar.

Greenland is better.

Mnementh said:
Hiku said:

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

Can't get infected if you're already infected.

Ok, I'm a little nervous. Undercounting cases as much as 10:1 is a little scary, and the fact that it can incubate for as much as 2 weeks and still spread coming out tells me this is going to get bad quick.

Also, this isn't going to calm frayed nerves:

Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

I was never scared of the flu and I won't start now.

If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

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We'll see. Unless you're living in China or visited the country a few days ago there's not much reason to worry right now.

Reading this thread made me want to play Plague Inc again

The virus was found to start at a market that sells live wild animals kept in cages for people to take home and kill then eat. Looked like bunch of weird animals like beavers etc.  They closed down the market now.

It might sound harsh but they get what they deserve. You aren't supposed to cage a bunch of wild animals together in small confined area. Hell I remember some couple getting the plague because they hunted and ate an uncooked rodent in I believe Mongolia. If you want to go out and hunt animals and properly cook them then so be it. But to cage a bunch of different exotic animals in a confined area. Do stupid things get stupid prizes.

Maybe we won't have to ever worry about China because they'll just take themselves out.  Their treatment of the environment and animals is long known to be detrimental.  The worse are the killings for aphrodisiacs.  Killing Rhinos for their horns to grind up and sniff or grizzly bear gallbladders. 

So yeah no pity from me.

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OdinHades said:
JRPGfan said:

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. 

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.

I thought they wherent allowed to sell Beer in germany if they did that though?
Maybe theres some german firms that export some cheap or worse beers, made that way.... I dont know for sure.

I just know, that in denmark, while our own beers are popular (carlsberg, tuborg) they arnt worth a damn (imo).
Often times you get a much better tasteing beer, thats cheaper, when you buy the german brands.

Also when you look at the ingredients, its usually just 3 things (water, hops, and malt ).
I dont think its healthy how our society uses all these chemical substitutes for everything,
so when presented with a cheaper and better alternative... why not?

Bofferbrauer2 said:
JRPGfan said:

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.

Unless it's Kölsch, the only piss that's legally allowed to call itself beer. Can't even get drunk on that stuff!

Also, German breweries do cheat. The Reinheitsgebot for instance says Gerste (barley), not Malz (malt). But using the raw fruit is disallowed in German breweries these days. Also, they add zinc, since the yeast needs it badly, but not by adding a zinc salt, like the rest of the world does. Instead, they add it to the water supply or as water softener. They add milk acid bacteria as acidifier, which is much worse than what the rest of world does by adding a bit of some weak acid like phosphoric acid.

Believe me, that Brauer in my username is not there by accident...

Hmmmm.... I didnt know that.

Still I think on avg the german beers are better quality than pretty much everything else.