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    Default Novel Coronavirus

    Is now in the US.

    Probably many other places too.

    Once again authoritarian China tries to sweep bad news under the carpet. They wasted weeks lying about how it spreads and how many cases there were instead of working to contain it.

    One of these days a serious virus made in China may end the climate crisis.
    Last edited by George.; 02-01-2020 at 08:17 AM.

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    I don't know the back story on this; do they know how/where it developed? And yeah - 'a cure' for humanity may be just around the corner.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    I don't know the back story on this; do they know how/where it developed? And yeah - 'a cure' for humanity may be just around the corner.
    Human consumption of wild game as a guess; wuhan is a city in hubei, PRC

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    personally have high hopes for the wutang virus
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    ^ pharmaboy will catch that one and keep it all to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    personally have high hopes for the wutang virus
    Wutang germs ain’t nuttin to mess wit.

    Peace,
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    Default Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

    Chinese authorities, if you can trust them, say it came from a live fish market. At first they said it didn't spread between humans, and 41 cases, all contained. Then cases appeared in Japan and Thailand, suggesting it was not contained, and they admitted to 300 cases and 3 deaths. But epidemiologists modeled what it would take to get cases so far afield and estimated 1600 cases.

    Now there is a case in Washington state, a man who came back from China. Not just arrived. He has been in the US for a week.

    The Chinese now admit to 6 deaths, so it must be some times that number.

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    I can't find the reference - but had seen a headline indicating some healthcare workers were now ill. Easy pass respiratory?
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    tiger style
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    Default Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

    Wuhan is a big place. You won’t find it on old maps; you will find Hankow, Wuchang and Hanyang. They just grew into each other, across the confluence of the Yangtze and the Han rivers. It’s called the Chicago of China but its bigger than Chicago. From brief visits to both, I’d say that’s a fair description of both places and their people.

    Anyway, what the .... is a seafood market doing a few hundred miles from the sea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post

    Anyway, what the .... is a seafood market doing a few hundred miles from the sea?
    spoken truly like a person from suffolk
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    I have seen it reported as seafood or as live animal market. Also as a seafood market where they sell live animals.

    People say the next deadly pandemic is inevitable because of air travel, etc. But these deadly viruses only seem to arise in a few spots on Earth. Coincidentally they are the same spots where people insist on selling in markets the few wild animals remaining on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    But these deadly viruses only seem to arise in a few spots on Earth. Coincidentally they are the same spots where people insist on selling in markets the few wild animals remaining on the planet.
    okay, now you have my sincere interest
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