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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.



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JRPGfan said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

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.

Much better than american or french beers for sure. But I wouldn't count on it to beat Belgian Beers



OTBWY said:
With a country like China, you can't be too sure of the news that is put out. I am pretty certain the death toll is higher than they are reporting. They closed off cities ffs.

That's what I was thinking also, cause like they are legit building a new hospital just for that but the death toll was like 26 in a couple of days. For a population that big this is like as much as people dying from a cold. 



xMetroid said:
OTBWY said:
With a country like China, you can't be too sure of the news that is put out. I am pretty certain the death toll is higher than they are reporting. They closed off cities ffs.

That's what I was thinking also, cause like they are legit building a new hospital just for that but the death toll was like 26 in a couple of days. For a population that big this is like as much as people dying from a cold. 

It rose to 41 within just a day.

And yeah, if some virus that were such agressive would break out in the western world, there would be widespread quarantines, too, no matter if there had been many deaths or not. The thing is, doctors can see how dangerous a virus is during treatment and can sound the alarm before anybody is dead - but by that time the host has already infected more people, and those some more people, and so on...

In other words, the numbers may just as well be correct, as we don't have any real counter-indications yet. The only thing is that the number of confirmed infections is probably too low, as many hospitals might be diagnosing a severe pneumonia instead and people who may not be aware of the danger might stay at home, as the hospitals are getting cramped and the waiting lines longer and longer.

Hospitals in Wuhan are also reporting that they are running dangerously low on medical supplies, so this could get more dangerous very soon...

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it weeds out the elderly and sick, from a economic standpoint its great for reducing healthcare costs on the longer term



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Reading this thread made me want to play Plague Inc again

Looks like I wasn't the only one:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51222796



Makes me wonder what stories aren't being reported on during this time due to the huge focus on this.

Ie. Ebola in 2016, etc.



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xMetroid said:
OTBWY said:
With a country like China, you can't be too sure of the news that is put out. I am pretty certain the death toll is higher than they are reporting. They closed off cities ffs.

That's what I was thinking also, cause like they are legit building a new hospital just for that but the death toll was like 26 in a couple of days. For a population that big this is like as much as people dying from a cold. 

Having some idea of how China and the CCP works, the hospital that is being built is probably just a PR thing. Just a way for China to save face from this disaster.

And it is being built in a week, which means regular shit Chinese quality and it will collapse at some point like many of those crap quality ghost town buildings.




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

it's not related to the flu, which (at this stage) is a much much greater threat than 2019-nCoV

instead it's a (distant?) relative of the common cold



https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canada-s-first-presumptive-positive-case-of-coronavirus-found-in-ontario-1.4783477



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