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krisricey
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2187 posts since 24/3/12

12 Mar 2020 08:47
"fucken commie"
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 12 Mar 2020 10:37, edited 12 Mar 2020 10:37
fudge.dredd wrote: Australian bushfires,

That wasn't mass hysteria or media hype. Myself and a lot of other people here lived with the worst air quality on earth for a month.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

12 Mar 2020 10:42
Sholto wrote: Now officially labeled a pandemic by the WHO.

I think it's a bit of a case of "boy who cried wolf" - media has overhyped SARS, bird flu, foot n mouth, swine flu etc in the past to the point that as a population we are instinctively a bit tuned out and treating this as the next media hype.

It's also a bit of funny situation because if, thanks to the hard work of scientists, doctors, officials etc the spread of the virus is contained without infecting a massive amount of the population, then all the current naysayers will state "told you so" and feel vindicated - because of the people who do see it as a concern and have acted on it.

Yep but there's one thing different about this one, the world's governments are willing to destroy their own economies to mitigate this. It ain't hype. They obviously have intel they're suppressing to stop mass panic that this could be really bad, as bad as spanish flu but in the air travel age.

The only thing I hold out hope for is the actual amount of infected is much greater and mostly undetected, therefore making the mortality rate much lower than it seems now. This is Trump's theory/hunch.
fudge.dredd
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1427 posts since 15/12/12

12 Mar 2020 22:48
MLI wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Australian bushfires,

That wasn't mass hysteria or media hype. Myself and a lot of other people here lived with the worst air quality on earth for a month.

I meant that a lot of the hype was that they were caused by ‘climate change’, but really it was a lot of arson and mainly a result of green policies that they were happening at all.. not to mention bushfires take place every year without the media coverage in the past… please correct me if I’m wrong.
fudge.dredd
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1427 posts since 15/12/12

12 Mar 2020 22:48
‘Freedom…. just around the corner from you.. but with the truth so far off, what good will it do…’
fudge.dredd
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1427 posts since 15/12/12

12 Mar 2020 22:49
Average age of any victim in Italy is approx 82.
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

12 Mar 2020 23:01
I know it’s all hooplah and everything
As the only gringo living in this city, I was turned away from a restaurant tonight Sad fucking cunts
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

12 Mar 2020 23:31
'kin 'ell Eek

They give you a bullshit reason or just label you as a carrier and fuck you off, quest!?
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

12 Mar 2020 23:55
i guess it’s partly because of the Trump thing today but this country is very insular with very few foreigners, and even though this is a historic/ tourist city, hospitality is not really a big deal. My folks are visiting so I went to a small place very close to the hotel to check it, and was just told they were not gonna serve us. fuck em

this whole thing is getting old now, really disruptive for me anyway
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

13 Mar 2020 00:01
Terrible.
fudge.dredd
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1427 posts since 15/12/12

13 Mar 2020 01:39
Where are you living quest?
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

13 Mar 2020 01:45
city in Minas Gerais, Brazil
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

13 Mar 2020 07:36
the amount of times I was refused service in Japan..more than you think. Get over it. Racism happens to everyone everyday.

Yep Fudge the media hype has been about climate change. Funny how the Victorian fires 10 years back killed 10 times more people and raised the same number of properties but everyones forgotten that and these last fires are now the "worst ever". They affected the most people with smoke and road closures in history but that was because of the geography of the fires and the massive fuel buildup caused by Green policies of banning land clearing for years. Some say on purpose so they can blame climate change and human emissions. Hippy faggots. I hate them so much, never trust a hippy, ever.
fudge.dredd
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1427 posts since 15/12/12

13 Mar 2020 10:59
Just a bit on context…


‘…In 1997 we were told that bird flu could kill millions worldwide. Thankfully, it did not.

In 1999 European Union scientists warned that BSE “could kill 500,000 people”. In total, 177 Britons died of vCJD.

The first Sars outbreak of 2003 was reported by as having “a 25% chance of killings tens of millions” and being “worse than Aids”. In 2006, another bout of bird flu was declared “the first pandemic of the 21st century”, the scares in 2003, 2004 and 2005 having failed to meet their body counts.

Then, in 2009, pigs replaced birds. The BBC announced that swine flu “could really explode”. The chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, declared that “65,000 could die”. He spent £560m on a Tamiflu and Relenza stockpile, which soon deteriorated. The Council of Europe’s health committee chairman described the hyping of the 2009 pandemic as “one of the great medical scandals of the century”. These scenarios could have all come to pass of course – but they represent the direr end of the scale of predictions.

Should public life really be conducted on a worst-case basis?…’
Crackajack
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7665 posts since 21/4/05

13 Mar 2020 11:17
No, and it isn't. You need a 'worst case' to best and everything in between. You need transparency in terms of these and accuracy of predictions.

I wasn't sure which side the cranks were going to go on this, apocalypse or hoax, seems the latter?
mtthrvy2
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1908 posts since 8/11/10

13 Mar 2020 11:31
our office has just sent us all home until april, anyone else WFH?
Crackajack
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7665 posts since 21/4/05

13 Mar 2020 12:17
Was WFH of my own volition, but company wide looking likely from next week. Wouldn't mind but my gf is as well and she has constant meetings.
NigelBenn
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4282 posts since 6/2/08

13 Mar 2020 12:36
it’s Flu ffs Laughing out loud
I don’t plan on getting killed by the flu lol. Unless you’re over 80 stop worrying and get on with your lives.
Media getting on the hype train and the sheep are following. Spewing up facts they’ve read on an info graphic on Instagram.

NigelBenn
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4282 posts since 6/2/08

13 Mar 2020 12:48
The flu kills many more people than this every year!
We’ve been studying influenza for years and years so it’s a significantly larger data set than the coronavirus meaning that the mortality rates and infection rates for coronavirus shouldn’t be compared yet. Not to mention the huge spike in coronavirus testing vs the flu (most cases go unreported)
Look, take precautions, wash your hands if you don’t already you dirty fuckers and live your life.
ismvil
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1394 posts since 16/9/11

13 Mar 2020 12:50
https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/13/21177998/new-york-attorney-general-alex-jones-infowars-coronavirus-cures-prevention

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