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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    Yeah, I doubt the ban will last. Though with how pissed off Xi is, it might not be lifted. I don't think he's felt more threatened in his entire tenure than in the past two months.
    You might be right on that. His handling of this whole situation *considering that he's given himself complete control and power* will make or break his presidency. Lifting the ban would piss off a ton of people i'm sure.

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    Meanwhile the death toll in Beijing is 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinro View Post


    Avoid or not avoid?

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    I'm getting flashbacks to some people here on the forum who thought Taiwan and South Korea is in Southeast Asia.
    I'll take the bait...

    What else do you offer besides Coronavirus?
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    So. My country's goverment has gone absolutely fucking careless.. instead of giving off a negative travel advice to afflicted regions of the world.. they keep it greenlighted. Jesus christ, fucking idiotic politicians playing with the health of there population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    I'll take the bait...

    What else do you offer besides Coronavirus?
    what else do you offer besides unfunny thinly veiled racist jokes?

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    Already illegal trade has to be outlawed again because that is the state we live in XD
    not sure how outlawing something that is already illegal is going to stop it....
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    Well this isn't terrifying at all...

    So our own government is relying on public free information to track the coronavirus? And they're so technologically inept that they have trouble accessing the public free information? And when they have trouble their first course of action is to ask twitter?

    Also there is no paywall, but should it honestly deter the US government even if there was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaqur View Post
    Meh, people are blowing shit out of proportions as usual.
    Corona is not even deadlier then common flu.
    I agree that people are blowing it out of proportion but to say it is less deadly than common flu strains is wrong.

    Flu has a 0.1-% fatality rate.

    Coronavirus has infected ~80k confirmed cases and killed ~2.5k.
    That would give Coronavirus a ~3 % fatality rate.

    So yeah .. saying that it isn't deadlier than the flu is wrong unless you're talking about the Spanish flu or some shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    what else do you offer besides unfunny thinly veiled racist jokes?
    That was racist?
    Lol, I wonder what you think of Hitler then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    I'd much rather have the virus than ever avoid someone for their skin color.
    This is a really bizarre cost-benefit analysis.

    The virus is going to cost you a week or two of illness with a small chance of death (3% IIRC) and avoiding certain groups doesn't produce any malus of a similar nature or degree to you. It's more relevant to general health safety - if someone is coughing around you, do you stick your nose in the air and say "I know I won't be caught looking avoidant!" and just stay close to them?

    You can quantify these things and work out which choices are better for you and the world. It's just better to avoid people who are more likely to be sick with the thing than put on airs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinese Bootlickers View Post
    Their definitions are kinda weird too:

    Interpandemic, the period between pandemics

    Alert, when a new subtype has been identified and increased vigilance and risk assessment are warranted

    Pandemic, a period of global spread of a new subtype as indicated by global risk assessment based on virologic, epidemiologic, and clinical data

    Transition, global risk drops, prompting stepdowns in global actions and response activities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinese Bootlickers View Post
    They've stopped being a serious organization the moment they decided to do a review without including Hubei

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poe View Post
    I agree that people are blowing it out of proportion but to say it is less deadly than common flu strains is wrong.

    Flu has a 0.1-% fatality rate.

    Coronavirus has infected ~80k confirmed cases and killed ~2.5k.
    That would give Coronavirus a ~3 % fatality rate.

    So yeah .. saying that it isn't deadlier than the flu is wrong unless you're talking about the Spanish flu or some shit.
    You're ALSO forgetting to mention the 24k cases that recovered!! So almost 30% of the total number of cases have recovered from this virus. I wish people would list the recovery figures as well as the confirmed/death toll.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/harvard-s...195800282.html
    Soooo this Harvard scientist thinks CV will infect 70% of the world population. He be craaazy!
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    Rush the Medal of Racist Limbaugh is saying the Coronavirus is being weaponized against Trump.
    Typical Racist Right Wingers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    This is a really bizarre cost-benefit analysis.

    The virus is going to cost you a week or two of illness with a small chance of death (3% IIRC) and avoiding certain groups doesn't produce any malus of a similar nature or degree to you. It's more relevant to general health safety - if someone is coughing around you, do you stick your nose in the air and say "I know I won't be caught looking avoidant!" and just stay close to them?

    You can quantify these things and work out which choices are better for you and the world. It's just better to avoid people who are more likely to be sick with the thing than put on airs.
    If I was going to avoid anyone who might have the virus, I wouldn't have been able to leave my room or talk to anyone for the past two months. I'd rather not live in fear like that. Of course I'm not going to go up to a sick person and ask them to cough in my mouth, but if I'm in America I'm not going to see a Chinese family and run the other way. That's not putting on airs in the slightest, it's just not being entirely controlled by fear.

    I've been incredibly careful here in China, but I've not had that stop me from spending time with people or going out to shop or get food. It's ridiculous that people in America, a place that the coronavirus hasn't actually technically reached yet, are so scared of something that they will avoid entire races over it that have as little to do with the virus as someone from say Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szechuan View Post
    Rush the Medal of Racist Limbaugh is saying the Coronavirus is being weaponized against Trump.
    Americans will always find a way to make any event about themselves and about their partisan idiocy. You didn't need to post that shit, there are plenty of political circle jerk topics for that.

    Anyway, big news is number of cases worldwide is now above 80k. China is at 77k, South Korea is at almost 1k. Nobody knows what's going on in Iran, North Korea and Indonesia. Looks like this year is going to be all about virus slowly spreading all over the globe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoltBlaster View Post
    Americans will always find a way to make any event about themselves and about their partisan idiocy.
    And by Partisan Idiocy you mean Republicans being Racist and spreading another Conspiracy about the Wuhan Virus as well as various other Conspiracies and Racist statements?
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    I often browse through various news site, and found it kinda awkward where Thejournal.ie (a pretty left-winged site with strict rules in the comments section and heavy censorship) had an article of the outbreak in Italy... with a picture of Chinese tourists there in masks...
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    Not sure if anyone cares, but the number of recovered cases jumped by 2596 recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    Not sure if anyone cares, but the number of recovered cases jumped by 2596 recently.
    With how everyone is staying indoors and by law wearing masks in China, I imagine in the next month or two there will be essentially no new cases in the country, but after a while will end up back in China as it ramps up quickly in other countries and comes back one way or another.

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