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    Apparently, you don't get it from Mexican beer, but Chinese people!

    There's lots of them, are we all going to die a horrible death coughing up our own lungs?

    On a serious note, does this have the potential for a Hollywood blockbuster style extinction event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    ................does this have the potential for a Hollywood blockbuster style extinction event?
    Yes, a very small but finite probability. It is much more likely to turn out to be an annoying illness for most, but potentially fatal for the old/infirm/just plain unlucky.

    I will try not to catch it, but expect to survive if I do. No dibs on the VFR until I am actually deceased.

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    It's got a way to go to beat good ol' Spanish flu.

    Although I've read The Stand and I know how this could end....


    Edit: I'm now thinking of Molly Ringwald.

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    The UK government have called a Cobra meeting, I thought Action Force defeated those guys back in the 80's.

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    ...which is a truism

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    You'll not pass your fizzical if you catch it.

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    There are 11 million people in Wuhan, of those 26 have died so far, it's a very low percentage, also how many of those were already close to death?
    Wait before you start prepping.

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    Seems odd to that the WHO advises all countries that receive visitors from known infected areas to take precautions and to prepare for an outbreak. How about just not letting them in? Containment seems a much better idea to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorkyKat View Post
    Couldn’t agree more especially since they could leave China or elsewhere showing no symptoms because the incubation period takes five days or more before the virus manifests itself.
    Do we need to break out the daisy cutters yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Seems odd to that the WHO advises all countries that receive visitors from known infected areas to take precautions and to prepare for an outbreak. How about just not letting them in? Containment seems a much better idea to me...
    Too late already, they're here, there and everywhere, the 5h1t hasn't hit the fan yet bu tit's been thrown.

    I'm not overly bothered myself, despite having a few meeting with Chinese folk last week and having meetings next week with buyers fresh back from China, although maybe I shouldn't have skipped this years flu jab.

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    I reckon it's the CIA what done it, to stop Chinese world domination.

    Someone should build a wall to keep the chinese in, I dunno what they'd call it though?

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    It's a shame coz their Cherryade really was top notch

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    I'll be wearing a surgical mask when I pick up my chicken fried rice and curry sauce tonight, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorkyKat View Post
    Delighted that KF Bob used the term Corona Virus correctly rather than the media and other idiots trying to make it a portmanteau: ‘Coronavirus’.
    Someone should tell wiki;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus

    And the CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/symptoms.html

    And the WHO; https://www.who.int/westernpacific/e...el-coronavirus

    And the FDA; https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/...e-rt-pcr-assay

    And the NHS; https://www.nhs.uk/news/medical-prac...etween-people/

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    The Chinese wouldn't be building this if they didn't expect an explosion in coronavirus cases!

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...al-in-six-days

    Chinese city plans to build coronavirus hospital in six days.

    The Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has begun the ambitious task of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just six days to treat victims of the epidemic.

    To speed construction, the hospital is being built with prefabricated buildings around a holiday complex originally intended for local workers, set in gardens by a lake on the outskirts of the city, the official Changjiang Daily reported on Friday.
    Interesting.

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...e-from-snakes/

    Wuhan coronavirus may have been transmitted to people from snakes.

    A new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, that has claimed 17 lives may have been transmitted to people from snakes, according to a genetic analysis. The snakes may have caught the virus from bats in the food market in which both animals were sold.

    The source of the infection is suspected to be a food market in Wuhan that was visited by several of those first infected with the virus. The market is known to sell live wild and farmed animals, including marmots, birds, rabbits, bats and snakes.

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