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    The obvious point is what happens with an unchecked disease. The risk of large scale infection is real.

    Estimates of efficacy vary but we get flu shots every year with updated vaccines. There is no protection against something new other than containment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernhybrid View Post
    So far this year, a lot more Americans have died from influenza. Only 800 people worldwide died from SARS, so while it's true that we're all gonna die eventually, I think most of us will still be around for awhile.
    SARS had about a 15% fatality rate. Had the world not stomped on it SARS would have been a major killer. We don't know the fatality rate for Wuhan-Corona isn't known yet but it's obviously appreciable. Wuhan-Corona seems to be capable of airborne transmission, we have no idea what it's R0 is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    "There's nothing Chinese people won't eat"
    They say it was snakes or bats/rats.

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    25 dead
    >800 infected

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    25 dead
    >800 infected
    Well, you can't exactly trust the Chinese numbers:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...rce=reddit.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    25 dead
    >800 infected
    800 reported/known infections. There are no doubt thousands.

    Look on the bright side. With billions and billions and billions and billions of humans we could stand to cull the herd for our own good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    ..... throwing coins into jet engines kind of superstitious shit.
    Blimey. This I had not heard about until now.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50979485

    "Mr Lu argued in court that the airline should have warned passengers not to throw coins at planes".
    "Let us hope that it is not so. Or if it is, let us pray that the fact does not become generally known."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby sparks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    ..... throwing coins into jet engines kind of superstitious shit.
    Blimey. This I had not heard about until now.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50979485

    "Mr Lu argued in court that the airline should have warned passengers not to throw coins at planes".
    Quote Originally Posted by article
    It's not the first time superstitious passengers have been caught throwing coins at plane engines.


    How in the heck is throwing anything at an engine of an airplane considered a superstition for GOOD luck?!

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    They throw them INTO THE ENGINES of the planes they are boarding. To bring good luck!
    "Let us hope that it is not so. Or if it is, let us pray that the fact does not become generally known."

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    And this too:



    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50298522

    'I'm so special, getting into 1st Class is not enough"

    Pilot was banned for life when photo emerged.
    "Let us hope that it is not so. Or if it is, let us pray that the fact does not become generally known."

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