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    If Chinese citizens were banned sooner from entering other countries, we would not be at the stage we are now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrandRunner View Post
    If Chinese citizens were banned sooner from entering other countries, we would not be at the stage we are now...
    Well this is just stupid. Plenty of people who were citizens of elsewhere were already in China, became exposed, then returned home. For example, most of the US cases link back to US citizens returning from China. Stopping Chinese citizens would have done nothing to stop them bringing it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Nah, that will just lead to more xenophobia. It already has a name, and it likely spread out of China before even the Chinese doctors knew what it was.

    Any government is mostly just using to deflect blame from their own fuckups.
    I specifically said CCP virus to stick it to the CCP. Not to the Chinese, but their corrupt government that could have avoided all of this if they werent lying their asses off, just to save face. just like the fucking USSR and chernobyl

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Can we do the same for Catalonia in Spain?
    Accepting the right to exist for catalonians? sure!
    And while we are here, Let's not pretend that Palestinians are second class citizens, and lets solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Taiwan still calls it Wuhan Pneumonia /shrug.
    I dont want to stick it to the chinese, but to their corrupt government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrandRunner View Post
    If Chinese citizens were banned sooner from entering other countries, we would not be at the stage we are now...
    yes because as we all know only the chinese can spread the virus.....
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    Some decent news from my country.

    We have 1909 cases and *only 6 dead. 47 patients in ICU though, and 4 in critical state.

    *I hate to say this. I'd much prefer to have 0 cases and 0 deads, with all of my heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Literally? If you want to take the fact that no one has literally said that then by all means consider that a win for you. Embrace that feeling! Because anything remotely related to any positivity isn't welcome here.
    Don't be mad at me because you are using hyperbole.
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    Dear NEET's logbook, day 87 of self-quarantine, nothing new to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    Well, I've just been tested positive, twice. The upside is, I get 3 weeks of paid leave. The downside is, no chance to see my family for 21 days. 21 days of isolation, here we go.

    And I might have had a drink to many. Fuck this virus. And, @Gaidax, fuck China. I was way to laid back a few days back in my response, and you were right. God damn criminal what they did. They're not going to pay for it but they sure as hell should.

    God, I hate feeling this helpless.
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    Since you don't see too many, a per capita chart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepersona View Post
    I specifically said CCP virus to stick it to the CCP. Not to the Chinese, but their corrupt government that could have avoided all of this if they werent lying their asses off, just to save face. just like the fucking USSR and chernobyl

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    Accepting the right to exist for catalonians? sure!
    And while we are here, Let's not pretend that Palestinians are second class citizens, and lets solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!

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    I dont want to stick it to the chinese, but to their corrupt government.
    Sure, the government is complicit. But the culture created the demand for freshly killed exotic animals. I would blame the culture before anything else. And the culture has many adherents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underverse View Post
    Sure, the government is complicit. But the culture created the demand for freshly killed exotic animals. I would blame the culture before anything else. And the culture has many adherents.
    Yeah. Let's ban wet markets while we're at it. Worldwide
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    After a couple of days of a downward trend, Australia had a large spike in cases, of 450, by far the highest single day total, taking the total to over 3600. Deaths are up to 16.

    However, that isn't as bad as it may seem, as we doubled the number of tests done from 60K to 120K for that day. Per capita, we have tested 815 people per 100K, which is actually even higher than South Korea, and the positive testing rate is 1.8%.

    Plus, those numbers have been inflated due to a number of floating petri dishes, I mean cruise liners, being allowed to berth, all of which are carrying numerous cases of covid-19. The only passengers being allowed off are Australians, and ever single one of them is being put in mandatory quarantine, using hotels. They aren't allowed to go home to quarantine. Foreigners aren't being allowed to disembark.

    Cruise ships account for 20% of all known covid-19 cases in Australia, and two thirds of all cases are known to have been acquired overseas. The remaining third are from local transmissions or as are yet unknown to their origins.

    Removing the latest cruise ship numbers from the total and it looks like we are starting to flatten the curve though we'll have to wait a week or two for the full effect of the lockdowns to become apparent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    Well, I've just been tested positive, twice. The upside is, I get 3 weeks of paid leave. The downside is, no chance to see my family for 21 days. 21 days of isolation, here we go.
    I hope you have a speedy recovery. We're grateful for people like you that look after us.

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    Good thing to come out of this I guess.

    Massive tornado ripped through a chunk of my city today (EF-3 is what they're thinking), hit multiple businesses and homes, only 6 minor injuries though and no deaths and well... weird as it sounds COVID is mostly to blame for that, less people out and about then a usual sat and things that really got hit like a restaurant and best buy weren't allowing people to sit in them. Would have probably been a lot worse without COVID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Nah, that will just lead to more xenophobia. It already has a name, and it likely spread out of China before even the Chinese doctors knew what it was.

    Any government is mostly just using to deflect blame from their own fuckups.
    Meanwhile in your favorite place China:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepersona View Post
    I dont want to stick it to the chinese, but to their corrupt government.
    And random people will certainly know the difference when they're kicking the shit out of Chinese (or, more likely, anyone "vaguely asian") abroad because "it's their fault". We already had a few cases and my country isn't even strongly affected by the virus (yet). Calling it that way only amplifies racism and xenophobia, while accomplishing nothing positive. There's a ton of assholes just looking for a reason to make other people suffer, they'd love the excuse of "well, they brought the virus here! They deserve that!"

    If any finger pointing should be done, it's toward people crying "muh economy!" and wanting others to go back to work despite obvious danger. Also, insane postings of "it's only 1%, gawd, what's the big deal?", which also ignore the fact that it's 1% in optimal medical conditions, where healthcare isn't overwhelmed. And it's still millions of people dying. But hey, car accidents and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacien View Post
    Since you don't see too many, a per capita chart.
    So who added the big red CHINA DATA SUSPECT thing at the bottom? And did they not understand that if it's going "per million people," the country with 1.4 billion inhabitants might be a little low on the chart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    So who added the big red CHINA DATA SUSPECT thing at the bottom? And did they not understand that if it's going "per million people," the country with 1.4 billion inhabitants might be a little low on the chart.
    Not just that. If you go by the ten countries on that chart, the US was in 10th in the list on 3/20. In the course of 1 week it jumped up to 7th. It's almost like he's ignoring the US's climb to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    So who added the big red CHINA DATA SUSPECT thing at the bottom? And did they not understand that if it's going "per million people," the country with 1.4 billion inhabitants might be a little low on the chart.
    Bullshit data is bullshit data. The second part of your post is irrelevant. You really believe China got it under control that quickly and cleanly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santti View Post
    No, I didn't know. Never heard anyone mention anything like that about WHO. But it does make sense. What company or organization operating in China isn't bending over backwards?

    But I was mainly surprised at how he went with it. He might have just as well have said he was going into a tunnel, it was that obvious. Wouldn't it have been better to simply say that he can't comment on it, or something?
    Just remembered this, but yeah, it's bad enough that even the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Japan called them out on it, calling it the Chinese Health Organization.
    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/202...352231000.html

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