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Coronavirus - the new strain

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gassor, Jan 23, 2020.

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  1. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    This outbreak may be forgotten in a few months or there could be millions infected. We have 4 potential patients in Scotland already. It sounds scary, but SARS was overcome some years ago. All I can find about dealing with is to isolate patients and prevent it from spreading through transmission. We need to know more about the virus before we can estimate how this will pan out.
     
  2. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Why do these virus things always start in China ? And not somewhere equally crowded like India ?
     
  3. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Not sure, but they reckon it's originated from a snake being illegally sold in a food market. Is this the start of 28 Days Later?
     
  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    SARS was civet cats
    Ebola was bats
    Now this one from a snake.

    Two whole cities are quarantined in China now.

    Whatever it is it’ll be worldwide by now.
     
  5. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    With travel restrictions now on 5 cities in China I'm pretty sure there are many more than 17 deaths.
     
  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Don’t worry everyone, Matt Hancock says the NHS is ready for it.
     
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

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  9. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Corona is far too nice a name, they had the right idea in the old days - Bubonic - you knew you were in deep sh!t when that one came around!
     
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  10. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Apparently there are still 120 deaths a year from it...
     
  11. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    I wasn’t concerned until I read that.
     
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  12. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    That's the bit that worries me most.
     
  13. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    There’s a more irritating variant called the cortanavirus. It’s an evolution of an older strain termed cortinavirus. But that died out in the eighties.
     
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  14. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Would probably be good for the planet if half of human population is wiped out.
     
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  15. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    Are you volunteering?
     
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  16. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    I was thinking more that the older brexity climate denier types would be ideal to go first. They have outlived their usefulness.
     
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Good old fashioned plague is a bacterial infection, not a virus. Easier to treat. It's a distant cousin of salmonella and cholera.
    Aids came out of monkeys, same route, illegal bushmeat.
     
  18. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    NeilR you could make a toothpaste thread about brexit.
     
  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Maybe the Chinese should stop having illegal wildlife in their markets...
    And rhino horn.
    And elephant tusk.
    Karma.
     
  20. robs

    robs pfm Member

    BBC reporting 18 dead from "more than 500 confirmed cases" - is 3.6% fatalities, but who knows where this is going...
    The press are loving it.

    Dammit, I'm due to go to China in a couple of weeks...might hold off booking just now.
    And buy some masks.
     
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