Coronavirus

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Clean, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    The real concern here isn't whether Trump looks good or not or whether the picture is photoshopped. It's that he actually takes the time to argue with somebody about it. He should have better things to do.
     
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  2. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Our first female POTUS after all,
     
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  3. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    I love how Trump lives in the minds of libs.
     
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  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Posting Guidelines, name calling, etc ... please don’t
     
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  5. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    Sen Tom Cotton last week ...
     
  6. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    wow, “we need a Manhattan Project level response “. Glad to see at least some people in our Government get it.

    We may, at some point, need to shut off all our borders,all immigration, and all international travel, if this thing becomes a pandemic! China & Russia have closed their 2,600 mile border. I wonder if the Dems will cooperate or will they yell “racism”as they usually do?
     
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  7. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    It is already being called racist that People coming from China are quarantined even tho all including white people, brown people are quarantined if they are coming from that area.
     
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  8. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    there's brewing a growing concern among my colleagues, since the first post about this last week, about this becoming a threat to domestic operations, too ... As we've discussed, the only way to sanitize the aircraft is to disassemble 'em. That can't happen logistically. 4-5 weeks to perform a normal Heavy C per aircraft. 300 737s alone. I think they have 5 or 6 in Heavy C at any given time. Do the math.

    So ... prevention is the only alternative. 2 week shutdown. That's probably not gonna happen either. So, at some point, it could be that we have to make a decision FOR the FAA and the airlines. No Buck Rogers ... no operations. PS ... for you legal weenies, that's not a threat of a labor action for a proper contract, but "launch for survival" inverted.
     
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  9. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    The Chinese ambassador to U.S. Cui Tiankai on Face The Nation, when asked directly if this could be a Chinese developed biological weapon, doesn't really deny it. He just flips the scenario and says what if it's a U.S. developed biological weapon? He then, in true liberal fashion, warns these "crazy rumors" could stir up racism and xenophobia against Chinese people.

    Transcript: Ambassador Cui Tiankai on "Face the Nation," February 9, 2020 - CBS News
     
  10. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I heard on the radio coming to work this morning that a Chinese person who caught the virus in Wuhan and then traveled to Europe has infected 11 people so far in the U.K. and France. He/she was called a super spreader.

    U.K. seems to have a surprising nonchalant, you might even say fatalistic, attitude about this threat so far.
     
  11. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Business is down 50% in San Francisco Chinatown restaurants.

    I ate Chinese at a food court yesterday. Gotta admit, as I watched the Asian guy ladling out my chicken and rice, I thought hum...what if his Mom just flew in from China?

    Coronavirus rumors are hurting Chinatowns around the world
     
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  12. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Apple iPhones are made in China. Apple says they have enough supplies to last through April...after that....

    This has the potential to be a world-wide financial disaster even if it doesn't spread outside of China.
     
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  13. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    This is where mass production and branding is a good thing. Or why the mom and pop shop isn't the type of business we should value over others.

    I would much rather eat at a Pei Wei or national chain vs. going to a family owned Chinese restaurant for just the reasons you mention.
     
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  14. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    As for iphone production, this shows the problem with single supply chain or concentrating all manufacturing in one geographic area.

    Kind of like food production. The supply chain is much more resilient if a product is produced in several places around the world.
     
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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Confirmed cases have dropped for 6 days. China is no longer unprepared. Sick people are having their doors welded shut. It’s over.
     
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  16. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    I hope I'm wrong, but I think it's far from over.


    To add a little levity to a serious situation, kids are still going to play no matter how bad it gets:
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  17. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Red Chinese authorities use drones to spy on people, get them indoors, and ensure they wear facemasks and follow orders. Wonder where Bernie falls on this sort of thing?

     
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  18. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

  19. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I stole this from the Orangebloods Corona virus thread.

     
  20. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I heard on the radio somewhere yesterday that a WHO official stated something to the effect of up to 60% of the world population could be infected before this thing is stopped.

    We promised Dionysus there would be no math, but some crude math to ponder based on that statement:

    World population is about 7.2 billion (give or take few hundred million).
    Death rate % is reported @ 2%, last I heard (I think this is WAY lower than actual).
    So 60% of 7.2 B is about 4.32 billion contract the disease
    If 2 % death rate is correct: of 4.32 B, 2% = 86 million will die!

    86 million would be a pandemic that will far surpass the Spanish Flu that killed, IIRC, - 50 Million people worldwide in 1918.
     
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  21. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

  22. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

  23. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    One of the evacuees housed at San Antonio Lackland AFB was hospitalized yesterday. They are now confirmed as having the virus. The 15th case in the U.S. and the first in Texas.
     
  24. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Chinese are saying they have turned the corner.
     
  25. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    A world with far fewer iphones is not necessarily a bad thing...
     
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  26. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    5 million people left Wuhan before the travel ban. They went God knows where. I think they may turned the corner only to go deeper into the quagmire
     
  27. OUBubba

    OUBubba 2,500+ Posts

    A. I don't trust the Chinese on this.
    B. I think 2% will turn out being higher than we will experience.
    C. I think it will die out soon. I could be wrong.
     
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  28. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    It will die out when summer hits, just like the regular flu. Further, it appears to hit certain populations with ACE2 receptors. These include Chinese and other east Asians. People with European ancestry are genetically less likely to be affected.
     
  29. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

  30. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Do Asians have more ACE2 receptors than other races or something?
     

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