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Old Jan 25th 2020, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
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.

And it's called "corona" virus for its shape, the spikes on its surface looking like a crown.





I suppose we could have called it "WWII sea mine" virus, or something, but it's not very catchy.

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 4:20 pm
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Whatever it's called it's an ugly little fooker.
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 5:08 pm
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I just listened to this podcast - what we know, and don’t know, about the new Coronavirus. I thought it was very informative

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...weekly-podcast
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
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.
Glad to see you changed the title of your thread instead of making us guess what it was about for the first 30 hours of its exsitence.

I promise not to make any more metaphorical jokes or references upon your threads sir.
You can call me nonsensical and stupid all you like if it amuses you so very much.

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by tumbleweedly View Post
Glad to see you changed the title of your thread instead of making us guess what it was about for the first 30 hours of its exsitence.

I promise not to make any more metaphorical jokes or references upon your threads sir.
You can call me nonsensical and stupid all you like if it amuses you so very much.

He didn't change anything. The mods moved the coronavirus posts to a new thread so as not to mix topics.
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:33 pm
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Thank you to the MODS for all the brilliant work you do here.

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
He didn't change anything. The mods moved the coronavirus posts to a new thread so as not to mix topics.
I thought maybe these posts had been quarantined to avoid contagion.
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Thank you to the MODS for all the brilliant work you do here. .....
Yes indeed!

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:57 pm
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I thought maybe these posts had been quarantined to avoid contagion.

Yes indeed!
It's a special thread for viruses with inappropriate names
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 6:59 pm
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It's a special thread for viruses with inappropriate names
Maybe it came from one of these Those dimply things look similar


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Old Jan 25th 2020, 7:04 pm
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Maybe it came from one of these Those dimply things look similar



Quite possible. That limeade doesn't look right at all.
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 7:10 pm
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Maybe it came from one of these Those dimply things look similar

I might have to Czech that.

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 7:53 pm
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According to the Daily Mail
Bats are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a series of illnesses, including coughing
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...us-animal.html

Personally I think I will be staying away from coughing bats.

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Old Jan 25th 2020, 8:03 pm
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https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinio...t_18723573.htm

Odd, bats are not mentioned at all.
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Old Jan 25th 2020, 8:43 pm
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Maybe the cook is the problem?




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The first case has been confirmed in Toronto. He was taken ill within 24 hours of arriving from Wuhan.

can anyone put a face mask on my mouse please?

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