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COVID-19

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by king karl, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. How

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    Think there’s more to it than we know or will ever know. Some of the rumours on the internet are that it’s a strain from the Wuhan laboratory and is 20 times stronger than the common flu. It can survive in the sewage system if passed in urine and has been modified to only target humans.
    Now it’s all very tin foil hat brigade stuff I know but this will be things they are probably working on all the time in these super power countries.

    China has an aging population and seems an easy way to bring those numbers down? Very cynical I know.

    I think I’m gonna leave the internet alone for the day now and step outside
     
  2. Bronco

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    https://bantamtalk.com/index.php?threads/corona-virus.3663/#post-326071
     
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  3. Clity

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    relax people its not a conspiracy. So all of a sudden the govts of the world are best buddies and agree to enter a global conspiracy?

    We had a massive response to swine flu only 10 years ago, some 700,000 people died from that. Corona virus is different to the flu in that we have no known treatments or information about incubation periods or the susceptibility of certain groups of people as well as the transmission rates. This is just a case of health organisations ensuring we have steps in place if indeed the virus is more virulent than previously thought.
     
  4. Bronco

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    The worlds stock markets seem to be taking it pretty seriously, the Footsie 100 being down another 4.9% below 7,000 for a while, the Dow Jones down 3.4% -900 points and dropping, both not seen since the sub prime days.
     
  5. abbomf

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    It's a hysteria virus, producing a hysterical reaction which will have a disproportionate affect on world trade compared to humans, no wonder my shares are also down nearly 12% on a week ago! When they recover I am going to sell them before next winters "yourallgonnadie" virus kicks in, AKA "a cold".
     
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    My FIL has bought us a huge sack of rice and 24 tins of beans because he’s seen the real news on RevelationTV.
     
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    Come the apocalypse, us westerners are screwed.
     
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  8. TallinnBantam

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    First case in Estonia today. Shops sold out of masks!

    I'm off to Lisbon via Frankfurt on Monday, I expect to see a lot of faces covered up.

    Hoping I get quarantined in Portugual. Packed a few extra pairs of shorts just in case ;)
     
  9. Idlebantam

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    Trust me to have booked a holiday in Northern Italy earlier this month.
     
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    Haha, Us the same. We were in Bergamo and Rimini beginning of the month. Only thing we brought back with us was olive oil and vino.

    However, I have heard there's a right ding dong going on over who pays for the "stranded" over there. Insurance companies not paying up. Local Government not paying up. I'd be proper pissed off if I wasn't allowed out to catch my plane, but I'm expected to pay for 2 weeks enforced hotel digs out of my own pocket.
     
  12. Idlebantam

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    Although booking it this month we dont actually go until August, so hopefully a cure is found by then!.
     
  13. Faithful Bantam

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    Yeah, I wouldn't be too shocked if this happened to be a population control thing.

    And when you look at the numbers, seasonal flu has a mortality rate of 0.1% - its only when a particularly virulent, newer strain flares up that the rate spikes. Mortality rate for Corona is nearer 2% so it does seem significantly worse.
     
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  14. Clity

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    Seriously?

    If there was ever a man made virus to control population surely they would make one that effects fertility rather than actually killing people and risking a breakdown of society and economics.
     
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    Yeah seriously. I could absolutely see it happening. If so, they'd obviously have the antidote to hand already. All very 'tin hat', granted, but lets not kid ourselves that the world isnt run by some pretty evil and ruthless so and so's.
     
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    hope you got insurance
     
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  17. Storck

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    best off to kill the old rather than stop young being born
     
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  18. MallorcaBantam

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    Gee thanks,!!!

    But. YES, I Agee
     
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    Lots of panic buying going on in my industry, manufacturing in China is near enough shut down. Rocky Q2 and Q3 coming up...
     
  20. Nottsy

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    I’d get hold of your greeting cards while you can, there’ll be a shortage soon..Absolute carnage.
     
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