yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
i don't understand this thing at all. every "expert" keeps saying this virus is as dangerous as seasonal flu, with comparable mortality and infection rates. but then if that is the case why all these drastic measures such as putting entire cities in quarantaine? doesn't that goes against the governments main motivation: economic growth?
 

luka

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Staff member
Znore from grapejuice tells me that every school in Japan will be closed till April (at least)

"This is all some weird archetypal extension of the collective nervous breakdown you were noting a while back"
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
i don't understand this thing at all. every "expert" keeps saying this virus is as dangerous as seasonal flu, with comparable mortality and infection rates. but then if that is the case why all these drastic measures such as putting entire cities in quarantaine? doesn't that goes against the governments main motivation: economic growth?
Not all experts: some are speculating that this could be Disease X, aren't they? I think it's all about the relative mortality rate, which is higher than regular flu; also that it has spread from animals and so is an unknown quantity. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/opinion/coronavirus-pandemics.html

Funny I've seen few mentions of swine flu, which seems to be the most recent pandemic - maybe because mortality rates with that were comparatively so low though.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
A woman in Japan apparently tested positive for the virus weeks after having been cleared, so there's concern it can reactivate.
 

Leo

Well-known member
and of course acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney blames the media for exaggerating the seriousness of coronavirus because “they think this will bring down the president, that’s what this is all about.”
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
and of course acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney blames the media for exaggerating the seriousness of coronavirus because “they think this will bring down the president, that’s what this is all about.”
The sun will rise and set,
the tides will move in and out,
the seasons will turn,
and Trump will find some way of making any major event all about him.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I hope this is bollocks, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.

38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona beer "under any circumstances" because of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I hope this is bollocks, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.
I've read that the brewery has reported a loss running into the hundreds of millions...

I really do despair, sometimes.

Could they not at least have called it the budweiservirus?
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
re: the vaccine thing - I did actually wonder whether the claims of people being given shots of something in the Uyghur prison camps had anything to do with coronavirus.
 

luka

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Staff member
You lot think I'm much cruder than I actually am. And HMG you merrily wallow in cesspits that even I wouldn't go near
 
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