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Pulaski Jan 23rd 2020 8:28 pm

Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12794714)
That much closer to a cure for the common cold as well.

We are? The common cold's wild cousin that has just ridden in to town, might put an end to concerns about several other issues though. :unsure:

SultanOfSwing Jan 23rd 2020 10:04 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12794738)
We are? The common cold's wild cousin that has just ridden in to town, might put an end to concerns about several other issues though. :unsure:

In fairness, death is a pretty solid cure for most things.

tumbleweedly Jan 23rd 2020 11:09 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12794738)
We are? The common cold's wild cousin that has just ridden in to town, might put an end to concerns about several other issues though. :unsure:

If you mean the China Flu I seem more fearful of catching it than bombs or no deal Brexit or global environment crisis. I can be so selfcentered!

Pulaski Jan 24th 2020 4:36 am

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12794791)
If you mean the China Flu I seem more fearful of catching it than bombs or no deal Brexit or global environment crisis. I can be so selfcentered!

It's not a flu virus, it's a coronavirus, and only the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans. One of the other six is the "common cold", hence my characterization of it as a cousin of the common cold.

KJMW Jan 24th 2020 6:50 am

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12794714)
That much closer to a cure for the common cold as well.

I bloody hope so, I'm suffering from one at the moment!

tumbleweedly Jan 24th 2020 10:58 am

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12794930)
Is this another attempt to get more money for more weaponry ? If you invent these things,doesn't it occur that someone ,somewhere ,will want to use it .
As I don't want to give that f****r Dick Cheney anymore money, or thought for that matter, for his 'just in time' vaccine for 'whatever the hell has been thought up to kill us this time...Oh Chinese flu ?. I would rather go out in a nuclear cloud thanks.

So far its mostly old people who are dying from the Chinese Flu. I think its a plot to eliminate all those over 65, so as not to have to pay out pensions anymore.

I might agree with outing in a funky Ncloud like you. Do we get a choice at all in these matters?

Pulaski Jan 24th 2020 7:13 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12794946)
So far its mostly old people who are dying from the Chinese Flu. ,,,,,

It's not a frickin' flu virus! :frown:

caretaker Jan 24th 2020 7:22 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12795184)
It's not a frickin' flu virus! :frown:

Yeah, and Chinese flu doesn't have anything to do with the Doomsday Clock anyway. The article makes no mention of it; it's predicated on the basis of danger of nuclear war and climate change. My reference to the end of the world as a cure to the common cold was dark humour.

Jsmth321 Jan 24th 2020 9:38 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12795184)
It's not a frickin' flu virus! :frown:

So I am not the only one who gets annoyed by this, good to know...lol

2 confirmed cases now in US, and 2 in France, CDC is monitoring 63 people in 22 states currently in the US for possibility of carrying the virus and 11 of those 63 have so far been cleared. Newest confirmed case in US is in Chicago area.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6456683/c...n2ZGkpkeB_NLMc

Pulaski Jan 24th 2020 9:46 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12795191)
Yeah, and Chinese flu coronavirus doesn't have anything to do with the Doomsday Clock anyway. ...

FIFY. :)

Boomhauer Jan 25th 2020 4:46 am

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12794946)
So far its mostly old people who are dying from the Chinese Flu. I think its a plot to eliminate all those over 65, so as not to have to pay out pensions anymore.

I might agree with outing in a funky Ncloud like you. Do we get a choice at all in these matters?

It's been sourced to eating bat soup, and to a market that sold all manner of exotic wild animals for consumption. From live wold pups to bats to camels to civets.

GeniB Jan 25th 2020 6:17 am

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12794946)
So far its mostly old people who are dying from the Chinese Flu. I think its a plot to eliminate all those over 65, so as not to have to pay out pensions anymore.

I might agree with outing in a funky Ncloud like you. Do we get a choice at all in these matters?

Probable not ... I will probable go right after I get the flu:eek:, being run over by a bus, and ,before the big bang .You can't plan much theses days

tumbleweedly Jan 25th 2020 2:33 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 
I didn't like 'coronovirus'. Sounds like King Virus. I thought it made the drama surrounding it all bringing up fear of the pan epidemic seem even larger.

We don't even know how bad it is yet really.

caretaker Jan 25th 2020 3:20 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12795509)
I didn't like 'coronovirus'. Sounds like King Virus. I thought it made the drama surrounding it all bringing up fear of the pan epidemic seem even larger. We don't even know how bad it is yet really.

Oh dear, how sad, doesn't matter; glad to see you've found the new Coronavirus thread in the Maple Leaf for discussion of Chinese flu so the Doomsday Clock can continue ticking, fueled by the threat of nuclear destruction and the ravages of accelerated climate change.

Pulaski Jan 25th 2020 3:33 pm

Re: We're doomed. Doomed!
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12795509)
I didn't like 'coronovirus'. Sounds like King Virus. ....

It doesn't really matter if you "like" it, that's what it's name is, and makes about as much sense as saying that you don't like calling an elephant "an elephant" and decide to call it a hippopotamus. :lol:


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