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25 minutes ago, Shandon Par said:

Surgical masks are for filling with Vick’s Vaporub after you’ve dropped some acid.

Is that before, during or after performing surgery?

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Two interesting books are Spillover by David Quammen and The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.

They confidently suggest that with any virus at least 10% of the world's population will survive.   For example some people are immune to the AIDS virus - although you have no way of knowing it in advance.

They also mention that every virus requires a reservoir host - basically an animal that can harbour the virus without getting sick.  Often the host is bats.

Finally since these virologists know what will make you sick they also know what will not make you sick.  They are happy to eat things I wouldn't go near.  They think termites are delicious.

(Maybe I should have mention that in the Heebie Geebies thread)

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this'll all blow over fairly quickly, Bird flu and Ebola were another two 'apocalypse' diseases that don't seem to get any media coverage now.

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Yeah, and you hardly ever hear a town cryer banging on about the Black Death any more. Load of fuss over nothing. In my day, we all died without making such a big deal out of it.

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I'm sure I saw New China Virus supporting Gay Dad in 1999.

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12 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Yeah, and you hardly ever hear a town cryer banging on about the Black Death any more. Load of fuss over nothing. In my day, we all died without making such a big deal out of it.

The good old days, wouldn't mind a bit of plague to spice things up tbh

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2 hours ago, Honest Saints Fan said:

I wear a lovely surgical mask when travelling. It's got a nice purple pattern on it. Need to look good...

Is that what Ruggy says to you? 

 

“put on this mask, you’ll look so much better”.

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Surgeons wear those masks to stop their breath and sweat condensing and dripping on the patient. They do nothing to stop you breathing in viruses if they're airborne.

This seems even less scary than SARS. China is huge and 9 folk have died? So f**k. Probably 10000 folk were hit by cars there yesterday and nobody is ripping up the roads.

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8 minutes ago, Sortmeout said:

Is that what Ruggy says to you? 

 

“put on this mask, you’ll look so much better”.

I actually feel like hannibal lecter with it on. This is the one I wear. 

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25 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:



This seems even less scary than SARS. China is huge and 9 folk have died? So f**k. Probably 10000 folk were hit by cars there yesterday and nobody is ripping up the roads.

The chances of China's body count being accurate are essentially nil. It's a certainty that this is more widespread than is currently known or, more accurately, acknowledged.

Already reports of people with the same symptoms being hospitalised, dying and being cremated without ever being tested. And queues of people with symptoms being treated but not tested.

Not saying the world is going to end, but one of these viruses is going to do serious global damage sometime. It's a when, not an if.

Bad timing for Chinese New Year. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people on the move internally and internationally.

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14 minutes ago, JTS98 said:

The chances of China's body count being accurate are essentially nil. It's a certainty that this is more widespread than is currently known or, more accurately, acknowledged.

Already reports of people with the same symptoms being hospitalised, dying and being cremated without ever being tested. And queues of people with symptoms being treated but not tested.

Not saying the world is going to end, but one of these viruses is going to do serious global damage sometime. It's a when, not an if.

Bad timing for Chinese New Year. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people on the move internally and internationally.

Why are you picking and choosing which reports you believe coming from China?

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3 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

Why are you picking and choosing which reports you believe coming from China?

I live and work around Chinese people. I know what they think about what's coming out of China. And we also know that China has previous for under-reporting this kind of thing.

I think you'd have to be extremely naive to think the Chinese are being open about this. It would be something of a first.

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1 minute ago, MixuFixit said:

Yeah but SARS didn't do anything
Bird flu didn't do anything
Swine flu didn't do anything

etc.

No. But one of them will. Might be this one. Might not.

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There's been a few cases over here in Japan already. The Government has issued warnings for people planning on visiting China for the New Year.

Even if the numbers seem large, you have to remember that more people live in Asia that the other Continents combined.

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1 hour ago, staggy1929 said:

this'll all blow over fairly quickly, Bird flu and Ebola were another two 'apocalypse' diseases that don't seem to get any media coverage now.

Ebola wont get any news coverage as long as it stays in Africa. People don't care as long as westerners aren't impacted 14 new cases of Ebola between 8-14 Jan 2020 according to the UN 2236 deaths 1133 survivors.

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38 minutes ago, JTS98 said:

I live and work around Chinese people. I know what they think about what's coming out of China. And we also know that China has previous for under-reporting this kind of thing.

I think you'd have to be extremely naive to think the Chinese are being open about this. It would be something of a first.

^^^Some of his best friends are Chinese.

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