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Time to head for that shelter!
#1
This new Chinese coronavirus looks very interesting.

Cases are still spreading exponentially each day, and it's now in several countries, including Australia.

And since NZ is even more Chinese than Aussie, you can bet it's here already.

Current numbers show a disease thirty times more lethal than influenza, in a population with zero resistance to a virus that thrives on humans - it's a relative of the common cold, so it could be a lot more contagious than currently believed.

More to come...
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#2
If i was channeling Di, I'd suggest this could be disaster porn. We've seen a lot of these diseases come and go.
The death toll is pretty low.
But who knows?
Could be the big one.
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(01-20-2020, 10:03 PM)stanky Wrote:  If i was channeling Di, I'd suggest this could be disaster porn. We've seen a lot of these diseases come and go.
The death toll is pretty low.
But who knows?
Could be the big one.

I'd say probably not this one, but with it being the third coronavirus to start infecting humans this century, the chances of the big one keep getting closer.

Just 20 years ago, there were four known coronaviruses that could infect humans.

Now, it's seven.
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#4
Now I know we are doomed...

Trump says US has plan to contain coronavirus

Quote:Asked about US response to the Coronavirus, says "we do have a plan and we think we've already handled it very well." He praises "very great professionals" as the @CDCgov. "We're in very good shape and think China's in very good shape also."
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#5
If Trump says it, you know it's true.
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#6
Poor Mary...

She's been listening to the impeachment trial. Not all of it...but too much of it.
Seems like a foregone conclusion. Except possibly for an effect on the election.
Which could go in either direction.
(Mostly depending on where you get your news.)
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#7
This is why i admire math.
If you want to learn algebra, it likely doesn't matter about the source.
It's hard to have an agenda with math.

I can't imagine that the FOX news version of a course on algebra would be full of falsehoods.
Geeks would bust it immediately.
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(01-23-2020, 12:44 AM)stanky Wrote:  This is why i admire math.

2 + 2 = 5

You haven't been doing your homework.
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(01-23-2020, 12:56 AM)The Atheist Wrote:  
(01-23-2020, 12:44 AM)stanky Wrote:  This is why i admire math.

2 + 2 = 5

You haven't been doing your homework.

I have.



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#10
I was waiting for the punch line, then realised it wasn't a joke.

Meanwhile, in Wuhan plague news...

Four cases appear to have popped up in Scotland - which isn't in China, or anywhere near Wuhan: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/23/increased-likelihood-coronavirus-uk-health-secretary-matt-hancock

Again, using the simplest maths, if Wuhan has 11,000,000 residents, and those four people had been in contact with 100 people each during the past week, their chances of meeting one of the 600 confirmed cases is pretty fucking small.

I'm reminded of the shutdown of Mexico City, which turned out to be worthless and unnecessary.

In a week's time we'll have a better picture, but I'd be amazed if the worldwide spread is already well under way.

And my boy is about to return to his school after the holidays. To a school where there are 40% Chinese kids, all from rich families who travel to & from China extensively.

My bush shelter awaits...
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