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    Quote Originally Posted by Poe View Post
    Compared to where ? Every single European country ? Do you have a source on that ? Sounds like you're making things up.
    No I'm not making things up. Every European country has animal cruelty laws - some more beefed up than others. Take a look at the UK's Animal Welfare Act for example, and compare it to China's lack of regulation. The contrast is a massive one. There's a reason why you don't see stalls of people torturing animals in the UK with boiling water and blow-torches. Because not only it's illegal, but the public backlash would be enormous. You wouldn't have the latter in China.
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    oman croatia alegeria israel austria iraq afghanistan,and brazil got added to the list. as well as greece. @Stelio Kontos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitemeridian View Post
    My parents are going to Italy for vacation next week. Granted, they're only going as far north as Venice, but I'm still worried...
    Exactly near one of the places with it.
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    Looks like Italy is causing more of a worldwide spread in one week than China did in three months. Can't entirely blame them, just a shitty situation.

    The PMs comment on it was laughable though.

    “It would be unjust if foreign states imposed (travel) restrictions,” said the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Conte Tuesday. “We cannot accept this. Our citizens can travel safely, for themselves and for others.”
    Italy was the first in Europe to ban traveling from China, and now they're getting treated the same way they treated China. Removing the tragedy of it all, there's a sort of justice there.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mens-bear...004445400.html
    Just saw this. Guess i need to shave tomorrow...*i'm currently sporting the mountain man look for being on an extended vacay that MIGHT go into april, according to speculation*
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    https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200226003357320

    South Korea's confirmed cases of the new coronavirus approached 1,300 on Wednesday as health authorities started testing about 210,000 followers of a religious sect at the center of rapid infections here.

    The 284 additional cases, the sharpest daily surge so far, brought the total infections to 1,261 from only 51 a week ago, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    Looks like Italy is causing more of a worldwide spread in one week than China did in three months. Can't entirely blame them, just a shitty situation.

    The PMs comment on it was laughable though.



    Italy was the first in Europe to ban traveling from China, and now they're getting treated the same way they treated China. Removing the tragedy of it all, there's a sort of justice there.
    Since this entire situation began in China they are responsible for the worldwide spread. So no italy is not causing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the game View Post
    Since this entire situation began in China they are responsible for the worldwide spread. So no italy is not causing more.
    Countries those didn't close borders with china are clearly willing to equally share the responsibility

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    https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2

    The Olympics could potentially be canceled entirely this year because of the virus. Apparently there are too many logistical hurdles to postpone or move it elsewhere, so if its too dangerous, it likely just won't happen at all.

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    TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it.

    Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, making him its longest-serving member, estimated there is a three-month window — perhaps a two-month one — to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, meaning a decision could be put off until late May.

    “In and around that time, I’d say folks are going to have to ask: ‘Is this under sufficient control that we can be confident about going to Tokyo or not?’” he said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

    As the games draw near, he said, “a lot of things have to start happening. You’ve got to start ramping up your security, your food, the Olympic Village, the hotels. The media folks will be in there building their studios.”

    If the IOC decides the games cannot go forward as scheduled in Tokyo, “you’re probably looking at a cancellation,” he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Push Buttons View Post
    https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2

    The Olympics could potentially be canceled entirely this year because of the virus. Apparently there are too many logistical hurdles to postpone or move it elsewhere, so if its too dangerous, it likely just won't happen at all.
    That's fucking crazy.

    Would be the first cancelled Olympics since World War 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yadryonych View Post
    Countries those didn't close borders with china are clearly willing to equally share the responsibility
    Don't forget that Trump underfunded the CDC to a point where it's much less reliable in America and fired the Pandemic Response Team in 2018. America would be less prepared than China if it started in the USA.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    not for trump derangement syndrome no, there isn't a cure.
    Trumpers do suffer from TDS, it prevents them from seeing how corrupt and dumb the President is as he was slowly killing the CDC and spending hundreds of millions of dollars for his constant Pathetic Golfing and giving tax breaks for the rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Push Buttons View Post
    https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2

    The Olympics could potentially be canceled entirely this year because of the virus. Apparently there are too many logistical hurdles to postpone or move it elsewhere, so if its too dangerous, it likely just won't happen at all.
    Knowing Japanese they would stand on their ground till the bitter end, personal and national proud aside (remember how they tried to swipe Fukushima under the carpet), there's too much at stake, if they wont have necessary tourists money their already crumbling economy will most likely see another "Lost decade". Even now they keep inviting Chinese tourists as a major income source, and cherry blossom season is ahead
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    I wonder if anything will become a shortage in the states if we have a small scale spread of the virus??


    I mean in the northeast the single mention of a nor'easter empties shelves of bread and milk stuffs....Hurricane on the shores you can't get food, gas or lumber....
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    as long as our borders and transportation are open this virus will kill everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    as long as our borders and transportation are open this virus will kill everyone
    I mean, if you've lived in a bubble all your life and never rolled around in the mud, sure, probably will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Push Buttons View Post
    https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2

    The Olympics could potentially be canceled entirely this year because of the virus. Apparently there are too many logistical hurdles to postpone or move it elsewhere, so if its too dangerous, it likely just won't happen at all.
    I'll be moving to the tokyo/chiba area the end of July. I wonder if even the massive fireworks shows will be canceled too. *i used to live in shibamata, which held one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country* Beijing officials have speculated that schools may not open up until april, i'm going to be bored out of my mind. LOL I want to travel but cant, due to flights and having to most likely endure a 14 day QP coming back. That and i have no idea what the actual school return date is, so just gotta take 1-2 day trips out of beijing instead. T.T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    I mean, if you've lived in a bubble all your life and never rolled around in the mud, sure, probably will.
    You've hearing about companies testing vaccines etc. The thing is..those will be bloody pricey and most won't be able to afford it sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    I wonder if anything will become a shortage in the states if we have a small scale spread of the virus??


    I mean in the northeast the single mention of a nor'easter empties shelves of bread and milk stuffs....Hurricane on the shores you can't get food, gas or lumber....
    Honestly i dont think there is much worry or concern in the states. I mean..if they keep the current 35 cases away from people and contain them. Things will be fine. My mom is super worried and she lives in NH. There are NO cases even in NH. I imagine if anyone comes into a state with the symptoms they will get put in quarantine asap and reported. It's crazy that Americans are worried about this with only a few cases so far. That doesn't mean they shouldnt be concerned just there is so many ppl worried about this spreading rapidly in the us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    as long as our borders and transportation are open this virus will kill everyone
    Everyone huh?
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    Its pretty dumb that that we are going through this because some people STILL believe that grinding the bones of exotic animals enlarges their penises

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    Didn't work for you either huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    as long as our borders and transportation are open this virus will kill everyone
    Closed borders are probably a much greater danger because they encourage illegal movement across the border. It doesn't matter if it is a guy smuggling moon pies, the guy with a truckload of people who are quite likely victims of human trafficking, or just the person using a rebar ladder to get over "the Wall" because those those people are already taking risks and breaking laws, so worrying about something that starts off feeling like a cold or flu isn't high on their list of concerns.

    Something similar played out in South Korea, with a cult -- so borders aren't the only way this kind of thing can be a problem.

    In the US, poor access to health care and a work culture that encourages people to come to work sick through things like banking sick days will create a higher risk. At least it used to be that many people were not getting enough sleep, which means that their immune system probably isn't as strong as it should be: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...p/faq-20057757

    If this turns into a true pandemic, this is going to be a time that a lot of health and social problems come home to roost.
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