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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Very true, lots of diseases can come from lots of places, but this one appears to have originated very specifically in China, so we should be comfortable that the likely cause for it starting was related to a market that really doesn't exist in many places.

Does that mean it's entirely on their fault?
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 10:56 am
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Does that mean it's entirely on their fault?
Does what mean what's entirely who's fault?

Is the current state of play all China's fault? No.
Is the existence of this disease all China's fault? Probably not, but arguably it's release into humans it could be?

As I said in my first post, I don't think there's much value in it, but it's not an unfair finger to be pointed.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 11:04 am
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It clearly originated in China. I don't think anybody is arguing that. But the dog whistle obviously came from elsewhere.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 11:07 am
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It clearly originated in China. I don't think anybody is arguing that. But the dog whistle obviously came from elsewhere.
Dog whistle?
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 12:00 pm
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Dog whistle?
I think it is one of them dog whistles humans can not here?i thought i heard it with my chinese hearing aid oh there it goes again
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 12:19 pm
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Modi has given really good inspiring speeches and people are taking it seriously.
Had no difficulty buying masks on way to airport.
Main problem as elsewhere will be wage earners---rickshaw drivers etc. Hopefully money will be provided as happens in severe in floods etc.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-he...1902E?rpc=401&
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 12:25 pm
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Does what mean what's entirely who's fault?

Is the current state of play all China's fault? No.
Is the existence of this disease all China's fault? Probably not, but arguably it's release into humans it could be?

As I said in my first post, I don't think there's much value in it, but it's not an unfair finger to be pointed.
It is definitely not China‘s fault. It might be the fault of some individual Chinese but surely not the whole population of the biggest country of the world.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 1:22 pm
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That's what I've been saying from the beginning. China needs to be isolated from the rest of the world to prevent anything like this from ever happening again. Heavily restricting Chinese tourism would just be one very simple way to work towards that. China is not fit to be a member of the international community.
I didn't say anything remotely like that. If you want to scapegoat China -- have a party. I don't care. But don't claim that Trump is some kind of hero while he is still lying to the American people on a daily basis. Trump, with his lies and ineptitude, will kill a lot more than 200 hundred people.
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I hate the Chinese for what they've done and I just wish there was some way to get back at them. I want them to suffer indefinitely.
'Ordinary' Chinese people have already suffered from this disease, along with everyone else. I honestly think you'd feel better if you reined in your hate and your wish for an entire nation of people to suffer indefinitely. That's not a healthy way to think.
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'Ordinary' Chinese people have already suffered from this disease, along with everyone else. I honestly think you'd feel better if you reined in your hate and your wish for an entire nation of people to suffer indefinitely. That's not a healthy way to think.
Sometimes in difficult moments people rise to the occasion.

And sometimes they don't.

This "chinese virus" garbage would belong to the latter category. It reminds me of when gay men were blamed for HIV.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 2:29 pm
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Sometimes in difficult moments people rise to the occasion.

And sometimes they don't.

This "chinese virus" garbage would belong to the latter category. It reminds me of when gay men were blamed for HIV.


There is a possibility that we might generally emerge from this a little more aware of things we usually take for granted and a little better-disposed towards our fellow beings, and that good things might naturally follow on from that.

Some of us obviously won't, though.
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There is a possibility that we might generally emerge from this a little more aware of things we usually take for granted and a little better-disposed towards our fellow beings, and that good things might naturally follow on from that.

Some of us obviously won't, though.
Yes, if this isn't a giant call for international and internal collaboration, and a tad more altruism and sense of mutual responsibility on all fronts, I don't know what is.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 3:26 pm
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Yes, if this isn't a giant call for international and internal collaboration, and a tad more altruism and sense of mutual responsibility on all fronts, I don't know what is.
And in that spirit, China has sent medical experts and protective clothing to Italy.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 3:58 pm
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Dog whistle?
You might want to read the posts from the poster who is using it.
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You might want to read the posts from the poster who is using it.
STOP!!! You are doing it again...sh*t stirring.
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