This new coronavirus epidemic is starting to heat up

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  1. BigBluefish

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    Yes. But in this case, it will be not just the Democrats, but the Never Trump Republicans and the MSM.
     
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  2. BMyers

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    https://www.foxnews.com/health/austria-croatia-confirm-first-coronavirus-cases

    Austria and Croatia are two of the latest countries to confirm cases of the novel coronavirus, which as of Tuesday has sickened more than 80,000 people globally and killed some 2,700.

    Three cases were confirmed between the two countries, two in Austria and one in Croatia. The Associated Press, citing the Austrian public broadcaster ORF, reported that at least one of the two patients in Austria “involved a person from northern Italy,” which has recently experienced a surge in cases.
     
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    Kudo's to everyone keeping this thread updated with current info.

    I think this will become GT's greatest thread ever.
     
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  4. cowboy1964

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    The countries and territories count is now 37. It was like 27 for weeks up until a week or two ago.
     
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    Yeah but did they use Sony Bravia TVs in the lab or something else? It matters.
     
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    It was a rental lab and they smoked in it.
     
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    Someone just has to sequence the genomes of these viruses and compare them to the originals and we'll find out whether a scary mutation has occurred, or it was just 3rd world socialist healthcare was the reason for the rise in morbidity.

    That said, looks like it's starting to unravel in S Korea, Iran and Italy. The EU may have real issues with containment with no hard borders and all.

    Britain may have done itself a favor with Brexit.

    Dan
     
  8. thewitt

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    A colleague informed me yesterday that the Wuhan lab where the virus may have originated has been burned to the ground. Not sure if this is true, it came from a source in Japan, from a source in Wuhan - but I would not expect it to be easily verified directly from Wuhan.

    Take this with a grain of salt.
     
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  9. cowboy1964

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    I was just pricing N95 masks on Amazon. $100 for a 10 pack!
     
  10. G26-Has-my-6

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    Depending on how close of a relationship with the local gov your cheater has, and the amount of the judgement, you may be able to collect some of this judgement. You will need to get an experienced local lawyer (who will have connections in the court), and he will

    a) grease the wheels of local government,
    b) take a cut, and
    c) settle on less than 100% of your judgement.

    But my warning is to only retain this lawyer on a contingency fee. If they want a fee up front, forget about it. They will do nothing. So, in the end, if you're lucky, you might get 50% of that judgement after a long and hard fight. But it's fight you don't need to make, the local lawyer will fight for your money (and his).
     
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  11. flyover

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    No, I read somewhere that since UV-C kills the virus to leave the package where it can be exposed to sunlight for several days.

    The worst part of the exhalation model of masks are that they are not the best choice if you are infected. There is no filtering when you exhale.

    If you kill the infected patient, can you claim the patient is cured?
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/harvard-scientist-predicts-coronavirus-infect-195800282.html

    Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity

    Harvard University epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch is predicting the coronavirus "will ultimately not be containable" and, within a year, will infect somewhere between 40 and 70 percent of humanity, The Atlantic reports. But don't be too alarmed. Many of those people, Lipsitch clarifies, won't have severe illnesses or even show symptoms at all, which is already the case for many people who have tested positive for the virus.

    That's precisely why he doesn't think the virus can be stopped. Viruses like SARS, MERS, and the avian flu were eventually contained in part because they were more intense and had a higher fatality rate. In other words, if you were infected by the virus that caused SARS, chances were you weren't out and about. But because the current coronavirus, known as COVID-19, can be asymptomatic, or at least very mild, there's a better chance people will likely go about their day as normal. The down side, though, is that it becomes harder to trace and prevent. In that sense it's similar to the flu, which can also be deadly, but often passes without the infected person seeking medical care.
     
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    The Senate was breifed on COVID-19 a little while ago.

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-n...0-hnk-intl/h_9a84264efb62422ee9796e9c5034813d

    Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander said: “The vaccine for the coronavirus is moving more rapidly than any vaccine we have already tried to approve — but it will take a year or 18 months. The way to stop (an outbreak) is quarantine and monitoring.”

    “I believe it’s under control," he added. "Do I think it will spread in the United States? The advice we got today is inevitably it will spread.
     
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    it might be time for California’s independence and subsequent border restrictions
     
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    I had posted this earlier in the thread. A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.
    Menachery VD1, Yount BL Jr1, Debbink K1,2, Agnihothram S3, Gralinski LE1, Plante JA1, Graham RL1, Scobey T1, Ge XY4, Donaldson EF1, Randell SH5,6, Lanzavecchia A7, Marasco WA8,9, Shi ZL4, Baric RS1,2.

    This new coronavirus epidemic is starting to heat up

    Guess where one of the authors, Shi is located:
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    Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens and Biosafety, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China.



    Coincidence?
     
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  17. thespork

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    There's still dozens of flights between the UK every day and the Continent, plus 24/7 rail and ferry traffic..
     
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    Well, close probably. But it’s no Hannie Caulder poop thread!
     
  19. catman71

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    the deputy health minister you say....

     
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    Now that is something I never thought about.
     
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