COVID-19 (artist formerly known as Wuhan strain novel Corona virus)

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by IP, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Looks like we may need to take this seriously, on a personal level.

    While not apocalyptic, it's gonna be like an extra flu to worry about if it takes root in the US. And I think it is trending to being a global problem.
     
  2. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Yup.

    Headed to NYC this weekend, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a small paranoia about it.
     
  3. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    100 deaths worldwide doesnt seem that many. How many people die each year from regular flu?
     
  4. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Keep in mind it is just getting started ha I JG only first been recorded about 4 weeks ago.

    We’ll see infections rise about 50% a day for about 10 more days at least and then hopefully we’ll see it begin to level out and decline if it doesn’t jump more broadly. The problem is the long incubation period.

    But to your point - it is not as lethal a virus vs some we’ve seen. Regardless, it seems to be easily spread and has a decent lethality. Nothing to just ignore.

    It’s been wrecking my last couple of weeks on the professional side as I try to get a handle on impact to help manage our exposure in the oil markets.
     
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  5. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    So far the positive is that those with underlying health issues seem to be the ones being hospitalized and dying from it.
     
  6. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I'm going to Thailand next month... I think.
     
  7. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

  8. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Per the stuff passing through my work email on the topic, it is not as virulent as SARS and has been less severe than what we saw with MERS, so far. It's worth paying attention to, especially for those with compromised immune systems.
     
  9. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I for one welcome our new viral overlords.

    On an unrelated note, which of you guys would have the largest supply of canned goods?
     
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator



    Probably some pretty good travel deals right now.
     
  11. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Corona virus sounds like slang for a spring break hangover
     
  12. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Merge
     
  13. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    nobody tell kpt about this thread. The medical field can't be trusted, they're holding back the real cures.

    or so qanon is saying, while recommending drinking what amounts to bleach to cure the virus. and I guess technically it does kill the virus.
     
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  14. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    no, it replicates
     
  15. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Then please delete 10% of all infected forums.
     
  16. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Chieftain

    Pervert.
     
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  17. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    honeymoon, so ya.
     
  18. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Just take her to Gatlinburg.
     
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  19. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I said that to her last night, she doesn't know where that is. I told her to imagine a Bavarian village whose traditional trade craft was airbrush t shirts.
     
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  20. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    There is a Bangkokville restaurant in nashville
    Haven't really wanted to try it
     

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