1. #1281
    Quote Originally Posted by Lagmonster View Post
    Oh hey, China spreading propaganda about the virus, color me shocked

    Isnt that youtube channel some Falun Gong madness, fucking hell why do people watch this kind of garbage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volatilis View Post
    And americans will blame Obama
    and blame Ion too probably. :P
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  3. #1283
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    Isnt that youtube channel some Falun Gong madness, fucking hell why do people watch this kind of garbage
    Well we found another victim of Chinese propaganda, showing that it clearly works.

    This is going to be way off topic now.

    But China Uncensored is produced by New York based NTD.TV (New Tang Dynasty Television), which yes is affiliated with the Falun Gong.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

    Anyways if you want to call a satirical web tv show as "Falun Gong madness", more power too you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    and blame Ion too probably. :P
    Can we blame cancer on Ion while were at it?

  4. #1284
    Most of the news coverage on this virus is nothing but a political and corporate stunt made to make people buy medical supplies. Literally some hand sanitizers online are 85 dollars. give me a break. oh and let china burn. its people will rebuild it as it should be.
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  5. #1285
    Quote Originally Posted by Lagmonster View Post
    Well we found another victim of Chinese propaganda, showing that it clearly works.

    This is going to be way off topic now.

    But China Uncensored is produced by New York based NTD.TV (New Tang Dynasty Television), which yes is affiliated with the Falun Gong.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

    Anyways if you want to call a satirical web tv show as "Falun Gong madness", more power too you.
    You can be critical of China without buffing a cult. Do you read the epoch times too lol?

  6. #1286
    Quote Originally Posted by Lagmonster View Post
    Well we found another victim of Chinese propaganda, showing that it clearly works.

    This is going to be way off topic now.

    But China Uncensored is produced by New York based NTD.TV (New Tang Dynasty Television), which yes is affiliated with the Falun Gong.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

    Anyways if you want to call a satirical web tv show as "Falun Gong madness", more power too you.

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    Can we blame cancer on Ion while were at it?
    Whatever floats your boat.
    I was simply adding to the blame theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    Most of the news coverage on this virus is nothing but a political and corporate stunt made to make people buy medical supplies. Literally some hand sanitizers online are 85 dollars. give me a break. oh and let china burn. its people will rebuild it as it should be.
    You would think the US would crack down on American based companies price gouging. It surely does seem like politicians have used the virus as some political situation rather than a purely science/medical one. T.T
    I think the American political system should burn and we rebuild a new one.

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    Anyone see that the Czech republic created a 130k$ fine for anyone breaking quarantine isolation? Why oh why isn't the US doing this?
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    There are rules for price gouging. People are working around that by selling them online as collectibles
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    There are rules for price gouging. People are working around that by selling them online as collectibles
    ouch. nothing collectible about medical supplies. lol
    People are being really retarded during something so dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    Whatever floats your boat.
    I was simply adding to the blame theme.

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    You would think the US would crack down on American based companies price gouging. It surely does seem like politicians have used the virus as some political situation rather than a purely science/medical one. T.T
    I think the American political system should burn and we rebuild a new one.

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    Anyone see that the Czech republic created a 130k$ fine for anyone breaking quarantine isolation? Why oh why isn't the US doing this?
    That would be seen as government overreach by many in the US no doubt. But these people who break quarantine and knowingly take the risk of infecting others could very well be directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. Normally that gets you thrown in jail, or something.

    The US response to this disease has been pathetic so far. The government is asking people nicely to quarantine themselves (in most cases - I think NY for example is taking a stronger stance). How is that a viable strategy? One moron breaking quarantine can infect a hundred others and ~50% of the country has IQ <100. This will become a pandemic within 2 weeks if stronger policies are not put into place and enforced - although in my opinion, we've already lost control of the disease and it's only a matter of time before we see infected in the millions. It'll probably slow down in the northern hemisphere over summer, reappear in fall, and then we'll have vaccines in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    Most of the news coverage on this virus is nothing but a political and corporate stunt made to make people buy medical supplies. Literally some hand sanitizers online are 85 dollars. give me a break. oh and let china burn. its people will rebuild it as it should be.
    This is a global phenomenon. And it will probably be worse in the US than it was in China, because our government just isn't as functional/unified/able to enforce quarantines as theirs is. China basically has the disease under control - which, by the way, is extremely impressive; in the west, coronavirus is just getting started, and we won't be willing to hand out mandatory quarantines to 12 million people until it's way too late. China will emerge from this with 1 quarter of low gdp growth and a validation of their authoritarian governance. Unless the US changes course, the damage to US policies, governance, and leadership in the world will be irreversible and in the future likened to the events to catalyzed the fall of Rome.

    There's no real need to buy medical supplies, so it's not really price gouging. Idiots buying $85 hand sanitizer aren't decreasing their chances of getting infected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underverse View Post


    This is a global phenomenon. And it will probably be worse in the US than it was in China, because our government just isn't as functional/unified/able to enforce quarantines as theirs is. China basically has the disease under control - which, by the way, is extremely impressive; in the west, coronavirus is just getting started, and we won't be willing to hand out mandatory quarantines to 12 million people until it's way too late. China will emerge from this with 1 quarter of low gdp growth and a validation of their authoritarian governance. Unless the US changes course, the damage to US policies, governance, and leadership in the world will be irreversible and in the future likened to the events to catalyzed the fall of Rome.

    There's no real need to buy medical supplies, so it's not really price gouging. Idiots buying $85 hand sanitizer aren't decreasing their chances of getting infected.
    China is doing dam well getting their problem rectified. Serious kudos to Xi. You would have thought other countries *given the fact that people travel to and from China daily, especially from places like Wuhan* they would have been on the ball and started preparing the moment the virus was mentioned. *Uh..President Trump, there is a serious virus coming out of China that could infect many countries..shouldn't we start preparing?*
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  11. #1291
    Quote Originally Posted by infinitemeridian View Post
    Many virus's are seasonal - it could disappear completely in a couple of months due to the change in weather / people's behavior.
    This is a viral infection, not a bacterial infection.

    Viral infections never "disappear completely ".
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    And 2 cases at the AIPAC DC conference.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...19/4979822002/

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    I'm not going to worry until I get infected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    Most of the news coverage on this virus is nothing but a political and corporate stunt made to make people buy medical supplies. Literally some hand sanitizers online are 85 dollars. give me a break. oh and let china burn. its people will rebuild it as it should be.
    Imagine buying hand sanitizer for a viral infection.
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    Ah come on Granyala, there's several possible reasons for it. A few that would get us banned here like pointing out a deficite in his mental capacity.
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    Man I swear, every time someone uses the term 'Critical Thinking' I want to pop em in the mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bapestar View Post
    Imagine buying hand sanitizer for a viral infection.
    *hey man..want a shot of this new expensive hand sanitizer i just got?* :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    I'm not going to worry until I get infected.
    what about your parents, other half, family or friends?
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  16. #1296
    Quote Originally Posted by Bapestar View Post
    Imagine buying hand sanitizer for a viral infection.
    Hand sanitizers are generally alcohol gels which will quite happily destroy both critters and viruses.

    P.S. The primary mechanism of hand washing with soap isn't that it destroys stuff, it's that it makes your hands really slippery and the bad things slide off and go down the drain. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bapestar View Post
    Imagine buying hand sanitizer for a viral infection.
    What about it? 70% alcohol will kill pretty much anything microbial, be it bacterial or viral. Or fungal, protozoal, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    what about your parents, other half, family or friends?
    That's not something I can do anything about. If someone gets infected, it's between them and their immune system.

    Either way, I'm done worrying, because worrying doesn't accomplish anything. Unless your goal is to weaken your immune system by being stressed all the time.

  19. #1299
    SARS-COV-2 is the name of the virus that causes the disease Covid-19. It is a single-stranded RNA virus containing 29,878 bases in its RNA strand. Multiple copies of the RNA are enclosed in a protein capsid, and the outer surface of that is covered with "spike" proteins which are like keys that fit into a very specific lock, which happens to be the mammalian ACE2 receptor found on the surface of many different types of cells in your body. When it encounters such a receptor, it binds to it and mechanically merges with the target and the RNA enters into the cytoplasm of the cell, where the cell's own machinery executes the code in the RNA to produce more of each of the components required to construct more virus particles.

    The RNA contains ten different "open reading frames" which will get translated into ten different protein products, some of which get cleaved into multiple parts, each with its own function.

    Just for fun, here is the complete RNA code for the virus as sequenced from a patient in Washington state USA. In the actual RNA the "T"s will actually be "U"s, but they are shown as T by convention (as if this were a DNA strand)

    This is your enemy...

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    And here's a nice painting of a cross-section of a virus particle by the famous molecular artist David Goodsell. Link below to the ludicrous size version for making into wallpaper etc.

    "This painting depicts a coronavirus just entering the lungs, surrounded by mucus secreted by respiratory cells, secreted antibodies, and several small immune systems proteins. The virus is enclosed by a membrane that includes the S (spike) protein, which will mediate attachment and entry into cells, M (membrane) protein, which is involved in organization of the nucleoprotein inside, and E (envelope) protein, which is a membrane channel involved in budding of the virus and may be incorporated into the virion during that process. The nucleoprotein inside includes many copies of the N (nucleocapsid) protein bound to the genomic RNA."



    Big version: https://cdn.rcsb.org/pdb101/goodsell...oronavirus.tif
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheramoreIsTheBomb View Post
    Most of the news coverage on this virus is nothing but a political and corporate stunt made to make people buy medical supplies. Literally some hand sanitizers online are 85 dollars. give me a break. oh and let china burn. its people will rebuild it as it should be.
    No corporation is selling it for 85 dollars that son is good old american free citizens doing the good old capitalism...duh...
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