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Which country(ies) will fare the worst due to the WuFlu?


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Your Average Soyboy

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I saw the kiwi homepage. I live in burgerland, no where near California or Texas but should I seriously buy a masks etc. before shit hits the fan, or is this just Happening(not really lol): electric boogaloo. In the mean time, I'm just taking a lot of vitamin pills, drinking OJ and keeping myself healthy as possible.

If this ends up like SARS (which is another coronavirus that came from China) did, then you'll almost certainly be fine if you just try to stay healthy. Say what you will about America's healthcare system, the actual treatment is worlds better than the garbage that China gives to its masses, not to mention most of us use actual medicine instead of whatever dumb ancient acupuncture voodoo bullshit that most Chinese people go to initially.
 

Menotaur

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One person ate a bat. Or something. Thousands sick. Those others didn't eat bat or have to have bad hygiene, all they had to do was be standing next to a person who was unlucky and had been standing next to another person who was unlucky and so on.

The only thing that I care about with regards to this virus is how easily it does or does not spread. If Earth had never had the Flu virus and it then hit, in a few years most of the populace would have had it, and we see a population reduction of 4% give or take.

So while there are nasty viruses and not so nasty viruses, remember, it is the ones that spread easily (like the flu) that kill by the millions, so why should we give a shit if one guy in China fucked a monkey? Because 99.9% of those who have this virus didn't fuck a monkey. it doesn't really matter. And it won't matter if you change hygiene worldwide overnight.

The golden rules are, if it is a virus that spreads easily, survives in the air long enough or on a surface, has a good incubation period and it inclined to start of mildly rather than hit you like a train then you will have a pandemic in good time.

Until otherwise is confirmed, this virus seems to be ticking all the boxes.
 

LazyLizard

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what really sucks is that you would think out of all countries (other than best Korea because they shoot anyone coming near their border) China would be the best chance at containing and controlling the virus with how oppressive their government is, how big their military is and their big brother surveillance but no they've already lost control. what fucking chance does the rest of the world stand? it's already spread to mainland Europe and what fucking chance does European military stand at containing this shit? Europe is fucked.
 

Agent Abe Caprine

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The masks would still be useful even if Corona-chan isn't in your area. Hospitals are festering hives of disease thanks to overuse of antibiotics and people who weren't taught how to sneeze in public. If you have something like lupus(sometimes, it is lupus), those masks will be great for just leaving the house during flare ups.

If you are caring for someone who needs to go to the hospital frequently, having masks is a must.
 

JongleJingle

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what really sucks is that you would think out of all countries (other than best Korea because they shoot anyone coming near their border) China would be the best chance at containing and controlling the virus with how oppressive their government is, how big their military is and their big brother surveillance but no they've already lost control. what fucking chance does the rest of the world stand? it's already spread to mainland Europe and what fucking chance does European military stand at containing this shit? Europe is fucked.
To be fair, seeing Sweden trying to deal with the Uber-Plague will be funny to see, considering how "Tolerant" it is with the usual suspects that would be spreading this shit around.
 

Jet Fuel Johnny

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what really sucks is that you would think out of all countries (other than best Korea because they shoot anyone coming near their border) China would be the best chance at containing and controlling the virus with how oppressive their government is, how big their military is and their big brother surveillance but no they've already lost control. what fucking chance does the rest of the world stand? it's already spread to mainland Europe and what fucking chance does European military stand at containing this shit? Europe is fucked.
Europe should be able to dust off the old contingency plans at least. It nothing else, there's the old NATO contingencies and if they really have to, FEMA would be glad to share their data and plans. Plus, Europeans are used to trusting and listening to their governments when it comes to disaster preparedness and management. Top it off with a good infrastructure that isn't built off of rice-flour concrete and pretend steel, with the ability to talk to the other governments and you have a much better chance that the LOLgovernment of China.

The only worry is how the immigrants, who largely come from countries where the government is just as hilariously inept and corrupt, will react to European governments doing disaster management.
 

XYZpdq

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at costco one of the Chinese (I guess they are anyway, there's a mess of Korean and Viet around here too) who live here because god knows why had a medical mask but his wife didn't, but they randomly wear them anyway
and more importantly walmart restocked the Corona Familiar, beer is safe again, but for how long

--spelling ediort
 
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LazyLizard

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To be fair, seeing Sweden trying to deal with the Uber-Plague will be funny to see, considering how "Tolerant" it is with the usual suspects that would be spreading this shit around.
as a swede that's what i'm scared of, if our government wasn't retarded we would stop all travels in or out of the country and blockade the Öresund bridge and patrols the waters along with norway giving us a natural barrier against mainland europe but nope we're going to die because of feminism, poetic in a way
 

TwinkLover6969

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I saw the kiwi homepage. I live in burgerland, no where near California or Texas but should I seriously buy a masks etc. before shit hits the fan, or is this just Happening(not really lol): electric boogaloo. In the mean time, I'm just taking a lot of vitamin pills, drinking OJ and keeping myself healthy as possible.

Also why the fuck would China of all places make a research facility for deadly viruses when those niggas can't even make stable buildings that kills them in gruesome, slow deaths.
You need to start taking super male vitality pills while wearing your Israeli gas mask whenever you go out in public
 

thx1138

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Chinese researcher escorted by RCMP out of level-4 lab that deals with infectious diseases.

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what's being described as a possible "policy breach."

Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada's only level-4 lab on July 5, CBC News has learned.

A Level 4 virology facility is a lab equipped to work with the most serious and deadly human and animal diseases. That makes the Arlington Street lab one of only a handful in North America capable of handling pathogens requiring the highest level of containment, such as Ebola.

Security access for the couple and the Chinese students was revoked, according to sources who work at the lab and do not want to be identified because they fear consequences for speaking out.

Sources say this comes several months after IT specialists for the NML entered Qiu's office after-hours and replaced her computer. Her regular trips to China also started being denied.

At meetings on July 8, NML staff were told the researchers are on leave for an unknown period of time. They were told not to communicate with them.

Qiu is a prominent virologist who helped develop ZMapp, a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa between 2014-2016.

She worked with Gary Kobinger, who is now a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and director of the Research Centre on Infectious Diseases at Laval University in Quebec.

Affiliated with Chinese university
Qiu is a medical doctor from Tianjin, China, who came to Canada for graduate studies in 1996. She is still affiliated with the university there and has brought in many students over the years to help with her work.

Currently head of the Vaccine Development and Antiviral Therapies section in the Special Pathogens Program at the lab, Qiu's primary field is immunology. Her research focuses on vaccine development, post-exposure therapeutics and rapid diagnostics of viruses like Ebola.

She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba.

Cheng also works at the lab as a biologist. He has published research papers on HIV infections, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), E. coli infections and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome.

The RCMP received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on May 24.

"Based on information received to date, the RCMP has assessed that there is no threat to public safety at this time," Robert Cyrenne said in an email to CBC News on Thursday.

PHAC is describing it as a policy breach and "administrative matter" and says the department is taking steps to "resolve it expeditiously," Eric Morrissette, the health agency's chief of media relations, said from Ottawa.

No one is under arrest or confined to their home, he added.

When asked for a response to the latest details, Morrissette said there would be no further comment "for privacy reasons."

A spokesperson for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said she is aware of an "administrative investigation" at the lab but has no comment.

"We can assure Canadians that there is absolutely no risk to the Canadian public and that the work of the NML continues in support of the health and safety of all Canadians," communications director Mathieu Filion said in an email Saturday. Matthew Gilmour, scientific director general of the NML, did not respond to a request for comment.

A spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency said the department will not confirm or deny whether anyone has been arrested or is under investigation. That information would only be public if charges are laid, Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr said in an email Thursday.

No one from the Chinese Embassy could be reached for comment.

'Microbiology can ... involve national security'
While there are few details available, experts say this could be a case of intellectual property theft or technology leakage to China.

"The National Microbiology Laboratory would have some pretty sensitive biological research material that ... could be shared either with or without authorization with foreign countries," said Gordon Houlden, director of the University of Alberta's China Institute.

"All of this is unproven, but even microbiology, sometimes especially microbiology, can have issues that involve national security."

It's something the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has already warned about, said Leah West, who teaches national security law at Carleton's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

"Canada is facing threats from foreign governments seeking to steal intellectual property and that could include state-funded research," she said.

"The two big things I want to see is whether or not these individuals are charged with crimes by the RCMP ...that will give us a lot of information about what is really at stake here."

West is also interested in seeing how this plays out politically between Canada and the Chinese government.

Relations between the two countries have been strained since the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. arrest warrant.

"China and Canada's relationship right now stems from China using espionage to advance its strategic interests, be that its security interests or its economic interests," West said. "How Canada deals with that going forward, especially given that we have two Canadians who remain in Chinese custody, will be very interesting to watch."

This isn't the first time police have investigated an incident at the lab.

In 2009, a former researcher at the lab was convicted of trying to smuggle genetic material from the Ebola virus across the Manitoba-North Dakota border.

God Damn, I mean is there anything the Insect Hive won't do? They're not even human fucking beings, are they? They're goddamn hive-mind biorobots.
 

DefCon Dumb

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Gonns go out on a limb & predict that MOST people infected with WARS will have no more than a heavy cold. In any given year, heavy colds lead to pneumonia which lead to higher winter death rates among the elderly, immune compromised & those with pre-existing conditions. It will probably lead to higher numbers of deaths but the number of "excess deaths" remains a matter of pure speculation. This is not a "slate wiper".

We never knew how many people contracted the SARS virus & either never had symptoms or had a minor suite of respiratory symptoms. Public health agencies don't have wads of cash kicking around for large, retrospective studies but there were indications a fair few people did have it. Without those data, the true case fatality rate can only be roughly extrapolated.

Vietnam is now reporting a case of transmission within the country - initial patient had been to Wuhan & passed it to a relative once back home. I'm surprised it took this long but it's to be expected. Anyone wanting to read that can go to:

ProMed.org

The following article if you want to geek out, states that the genetic sequencing done so far shows the samples sequenced are remarkably similar which points to a ONE TIME jump into humans. That's all it takes - right virus, right person & the right circumstances. That comes together surprisingly infrequently ehow many people crawl over this globe.

It also suggests the virus entered humans no earlier than late October & probably no later than mid-November or thereabouts:

 

user176

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So... Everyone seems to be going apeshit over the outbreak. Should I be worried about this? Or is it just swine flu 2.0 with all the mass panic?

Funny thing really... I bought a PD100 gas mask last year in the event of a catastrophe. I guess this might be a good time to break it out huh?

One more thing. I don't know if this has been posted yet, but I want to add to this thread's playlist, and give a contender for the theme.
It seems fitting, given the circumstances surrounding how this whole thing started:

The movies were complete shit, and this music is one of the only three good things to ever come out of them.
 
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JongleJingle

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Vietnam is now reporting a case of transmission within the country

And thus begins the Plague Wars.

Okay, just to expand on what I mean, if places like 'Nam are getting hit with the Bug, then that's gonna cause some SERIOUS problems. This thing will spread like wildfire in the rural areas of 'Nam, and might even transmit onto wildlife if we're double fucked.

And knowing how many fucking bugs are in 'Nam, that fear might become a reality.
 

Computer Boy

Digital Immortal
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Well, this is progressing quickly.

 

JongleJingle

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Well, this is progressing quickly.

Jesus, this thing is REALLY gonna do it, huh?

Atleast lemme gun down some Zeds before I turn, Corona-Chan.
 

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