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>> No. 21041 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:58 pm
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Lads are you worried about the coronavirus?

I've purposely not read up about it. Mainly because the SARS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and Ebola threat was over-hyped by the media. Prediction wise, I think after several months it will be contained and everyone will eventually forget about it.

What do you think?
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>> No. 21042 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:04 pm
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>>21041
Dividing the death count in China by the confirmed cases count gives a mortality rate of 3%. Big deal.
>> No. 21043 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:18 pm
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>> No. 21044 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:44 pm
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No, I'm not worried. Public health agencies are employing the precautionary principle because we don't properly understand the virus yet. It's overwhelmingly likely that coronavirus will be a damp squib, but acting on that assumption is a dangerous gamble. You put your seatbelt on even though you're not expecting to crash.
>> No. 21045 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 7:29 pm
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>>21042
The death count we have no idea about because China is intentionally covering up and fudging the numbers. We have no idea of the scale of it in reality because of this and it's what the WHO has been struggling with on whether or not to declare an emergency. 3 cities have been quarantined, that's over 20 million already, people are collapsing in the street and hospitals are already struggling. China pretending nothing is happening is the real danger here, all news coming from locals are saying it's much worse than is being said.
>> No. 21048 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 8:36 pm
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If you look at what China is actually doing, vs what they are saying, the situation looks slightly worse than they are letting on.
They say 830 cases, 26 dead. In action, they've quarantined 13 cities/36 million people, and they're knocking up hospitals in 5 days to deal with the sick. Not like they've got a history of covering stuff up.
>> No. 21052 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 9:03 pm
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>>21048

26 deaths out of 1.4 billion people is still fuck all though, even if that number is massively understated. As mentioned in >>21044, the fact that they're acting decisively doesn't mean that they think that coronavirus is particularly dangerous, just that they're responding cautiously to the scientific uncertainty.
>> No. 21056 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 9:41 pm
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Heads up, two cases have been confirmed in France. Best hope it's just the sniffles.
>> No. 21057 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 9:45 pm
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>>21056
I, for one, don't even own a single day of food. It will be fine.
>> No. 21061 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 11:26 pm
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AliExpress is showing some pretty big discounts at the moment. Sorry, lads.

>>21045
I'm sick of this. The WHO has confirmed that China has been entirely open and transparent about the epidemic which is partly why Coronavirus hasn't been declared an international public health emergency unlike Ebola.

Next you'll share that conspiracy theory that has immediately sprung up that a germ warfare lab in Wuhan caused the outbreak and that the same cities on lock-down have labs.

>>21052
>The new virus, according to World Health Organization (WHO) scientists, has a reproductive rate of as high as 2.5, meaning each infected individual on average infects as many as 2.5 more people. That might not seem so bad when an epidemic of four people expands after a few days to 14 more cases, but when 500 cases swells to 1,750, things get serious. On Jan. 3, China officially reported 44 cases of Wuhan pneumonia; two weeks later the toll jumped to 198 cases; on the morning of Jan. 21 the government said 444 patients in Wuhan’s surrounding province of Hubei were confirmed as infected by the virus. By Jan. 23, the situation was unfolding so rapidly that WHO said at midday in the eastern United States that a total of 575 cases were confirmed in mainland China, then the Chinese government issued a new total of 644 an hour later, and by the next day the tally hit 830 cases with 26 deaths.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/24/wuhan-virus-china-belt-and-road-pandemic/

The article goes on to point out that; Wuhan is the transit hub of China with the high-speed rail in walking distance of the animal market the virus spread from and that China failed to stop 300,000 people fleeing the city. Of course, you can only get it from contact so only touchy people with weakened immune systems will die in Europe but if it hits Africa then SHTF.
>> No. 21063 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:22 am
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Microlad here. This one's nothing to worry about. It'll end up overrated and dissapointing just like its cousins MERS and SARS.

I had my hopes up for ebola for a while but I don't think we're going to have a decent epidemic any time soon. People are just too bastard hygienic nowadays.

Had a midwife phone up panicking about zika the other day. Remember that one?
>> No. 21064 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:33 am
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>>21061
>The WHO has confirmed

They've said "for now" and that it "may become one". They don't have enough data as of yet because of shit like this: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/health/virus-corona.html

>It is censoring criticism. It is detaining people for spreading what it calls “rumors.” It is suppressing information it deems alarming.

How open and transparent of them.
>> No. 21066 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:39 am
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>>21061

I'm not big on conspiracies, even 9/11 seems like a pretty clear cut case of incompetence to me. As does this virus, only the 7th of its type in recorded medical history right on the doorstep of a lab that was working on ahem, the coronavirus? Come on lad. Some Chinky cunt forgot to wash his hands on the way to the rice bar, that much is obvious. Or are we supposed to believe it's bats again?

If this wild conspiracy theory that a microbiology lab housing a rare virus that happened to appear in the same city as said microbiology lab is so obviously false why don't you go ahead and debunk it for the class? Using snarky smug cunt language as in the quoted post will result in a maximum score of 3/10.
>> No. 21072 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 5:19 am
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>>21061
>Next you'll share that conspiracy theory that has immediately sprung up that a germ warfare lab in Wuhan caused the outbreak and that the same cities on lock-down have labs.

I thought it was because of Chinks eating koalas or snakes or something like that?
>> No. 21078 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 4:15 pm
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>>21066
>Some Chinky cunt forgot to wash his hands on the way to the rice bar
The biggest shock for me was hearing it's not normal to wash your hands in China, even among medical staff.
>> No. 21084 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 5:44 am
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>>21063
> Had a midwife phone up panicking about zika the other day. Remember that one?

Zika and Chikungunya are both very much still active in Brazil, as is Dengue and now Yellow Fever. Global spread seems to be low as most tourists (not that Brazil deserves any) probably aren't going anywhere where they're going to get bitten by the right kind of mosquito.

Sage for rambling over a pest-spread virus when this virus is spread person to person.

Missus asked if I wanted Chinese tonight, told her to get fucked and order a curry. Fucks sake.
>> No. 21085 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:05 am
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I work in airports and see and even go quite near people returning from China every day. I suppose I'll act as the .gs canary, I'll let you know when the hazsuits come for me.
>> No. 21086 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:13 am
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There are stories coming out about the swarms of people trying to get spaces in hospitals and people collapsing on the streets, but I would comfortably bet that only a tiny fraction of these people actually have the corona virus, the majority probably have a simple flu and are succumbing to hysteria.
>> No. 21087 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:51 am
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>>21086

I, for one, collapse in the streets all the time when there's an epidemic on. You should have seen me during Live Aid, I was crawling through the streets pretending to be starving, nobody bought my story that my massive gut was the result of kwashiorkor.
>> No. 21089 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 10:34 am
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>>21088
>whether or not certain places on the planet tend to have people with healthier immune systems?
Careful lad, next you'll be inquiring as to whether some groups of people are naturally more predisposed to commit violent crime, rather than being influenced purely by economic factors.
>> No. 21090 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:53 am
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Was it the bat soup or something else?
>> No. 21091 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:06 pm
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>>21090

>I find this act distasteful therefore it must have caused the plague

Has anyone suggested why it might be bats or are we just doing the modern day equivalent of blaming the gays for earthquakes?
>> No. 21093 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:24 pm
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>>21091
Coronaviruses jump from animals to people. It's almost certainly something they've eaten, so flying rats is one of the main suspects at the moment.
>> No. 21094 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:56 pm
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>>21091
Yes. Do you remembers MERS? As >>21093 said, it jumps from animals to people. SARS also came from bats. Bats (as well as birds) are a reservoir species for viruses of this ilk. I don't think it's confirmed yet, but it's incredibly likely and with good reason.
>> No. 21095 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:16 pm
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>>21089

Having a resistance to diseases is the most obvious evolutionary trait there is. Not dying when everyone else around you is tends to mean your genes pass on and theirs don't. It is the only instance I can think where a gene would become entirely dominant in a species within a generation. It does of course require diseases to take their natural course and kill millions of people so it isn't really a relevant mechanism in 21st century society.
>> No. 21096 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:34 pm
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>>21091

>>I find this act distasteful

As far as something can be objectively distaseful I believe this might literally be it, it's covered in fur and skin and looks like it was boiled. I'm not really sure it was meant to be eaten, and if it was well god help anyone with a palate like that. Probably just included for mystical medicinal powers or some bullshit.
>> No. 21097 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 10:15 pm
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>>21093
> It's almost certainly something they've eaten
Or bummed.
>> No. 21099 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 6:48 am
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>>21097
Or been bummed by.
>> No. 21100 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 12:21 pm
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>>21043
I just looked these up, and they were outbreaks of the plague and cholera - which are obviously not virus-borne.

Dunno why I'm the first to mention it, maybe I'm too much of a pedant, or maybe everyone else was ignoring 'bait', I dunno.
>> No. 21101 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 7:03 pm
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I crossed the street when I saw a Chinese lad walking towards me today.

Is it a bit over the top?
>> No. 21102 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 7:10 pm
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>>21101
You can't be too careful.
>> No. 21103 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 7:40 pm
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>>21101

>Is it a bit over the top?

Slightly perhaps.

It might be a good idea though to avoid international flights at the moment, of course especially to and from Asia. If movies like Twelve Monkeys or World War Z have taught us anything, then long-haul flights are a significant carrier mechanism for these kinds of pandemics.
>> No. 21105 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 12:18 am
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The WHO has just said the global risk is now high. Pack your rice lads. Also here's a fun interactive tracker:

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
>> No. 21106 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 12:27 am
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>>21105


>The WHO

Let's hope we won't get fooled again.
>> No. 21107 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 1:20 am
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>>21105
I’m generally sanguine about these things, but this illness being such an unknown and emerging in a place as vast and busy as China is giving me a distinct sense of unease. Even if it only has a mortality percentage in the the single digits it be really rather awful.
>> No. 21108 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 12:49 pm
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>>21107
I agree, if China had been more honest with everybody as to what's been going on it probably wouldn't seem as bad as it does, but even now nobody has all the data they need on this. The death toll is now at 106 too, but it's seeming like it could just be the usual high risk age ranges, young children and the elderly.
>> No. 21110 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/coronavirus-birmingham-qe-flu-harborne-17641214

This lad came back from Wuhan on Dec 31st and has been knocking around Birmingham since, before being picked up yesterday. He came down with a 'Flu-like' illness before getting better and THEN going to the doctors, who hopefully stuck him with a painfull needle.

Probably isn't anything corona-ry about it, but better pack your rice just in case. Moan for potential fear-mongering.
>> No. 21111 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 6:55 pm
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>>21110

This is it then. Last post of the internet lads.

I feel a great sadness. If there's an apoco on I'll make sure to use the phrase I, for one, ... if I ever have to mug anyone for food. Here's hoping we never meet lads.
>> No. 21112 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 7:08 pm
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>>21110
ITZ COMING
>> No. 21113 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 7:43 pm
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>>21110
Potential fear mongering? The tale you share has happened near enough 100 times in the UK by now and all the tests came back negative.
>> No. 21115 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>21113
So you're saying an outbreak is well overdue?
>> No. 21116 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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>>21111

>I feel a great sadness. If there's an apoco on

There are worse things that could happen in terms of an apocalypse.

Kind of a shit apocalypse as it goes, really. I always had my bets on us nuking each other. The whole world dying of a virus seems kind of pedestrian.
>> No. 21117 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 1:25 am
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Even going by downplayed Chinese statistics, it's still happening
>> No. 21118 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 7:17 am
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>A German man who contracted coronavirus from a Chinese work colleague is thought to be the first person in Europe to catch the disease via human transmission, health officials have said.

>The 33-year-old infected man has not been to China or Wuhan - the city where the strain first emerged in December - but had been in contact with a Chinese colleague at a work training session who later became unwell and tested positive for the virus. Speaking at a press conference, Bavarian State head of health and food safety, Andreas Zapf, said the co-worker was a woman from Shanghai who “started to feel sick” on a fight home on January 23. Her parents from the Wuhan region ​had visited her a few days before her trip.

>The German man had attended a training session given by his Chinese colleague on January 21 at the office of a car parts supplier Webasto in Stockdorf in Bavaria. He tested positive for the virus, which has an incubation period of one to 14 days, on Monday evening. Webasto confirmed that both the visiting colleague and the infected German man were employees of the company.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-europe-germany-china-a4346766.html

ITZ
>> No. 21119 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 11:44 am
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>>21116

Virus apocalypse might not be too bad for the survivors. True there is the risk of the infection for a long time afterwards, and the logistics of burning the corpses. But the infrastructure remains nearly wholly intact. Resources might actually be bountiful.
>> No. 21120 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:01 pm
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>>21119

The Great Plague in mediaeval Europe led to a prolonged period of prosperity among the survivors. Because it wiped out nearly 50 percent of the population indiscriminately, the survivors inherited sometimes massive wealth in land, livestock, and other assets from their dead family members. It is thought that cultural movements like the Renaissance also greatly benefited from the fact that there was much more personal wealth available to aristocrats and the upper classes to commission the kind of elaborate works of art that the 16th Century is famous for still today.

It's even speculated that the reduced use of land for farming, because fewer people needed food to eat, and the subsequent regrowth of forests on it contributed to the Little Ice Age.
>> No. 21121 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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>>21120

Are you advocating for eco-fascism again, you racist Malthusian bigot?
>> No. 21122 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 3:47 pm
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>>21121

Have another teary mate.
>> No. 21123 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 4:40 pm
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>>21121

No, just stating historic fact.
>> No. 21156 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 7:49 pm
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Coronavirus declared global health emergency

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51318246
>> No. 21157 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 8:07 pm
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>>21156

Couldn't give a fuck about that tbh, but I'm furious that China Post is shut until the 10th.
>> No. 21158 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 9:10 pm
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>>21156
How can eight cases of human-to-human transmission make a global emergency? Does the lad own pharma stock or something?
>> No. 21163 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 10:06 am
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51325192

I'll see you fellas on the other side.
>> No. 21165 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 11:12 am
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>>21158

The alarming thing is that it's legitimately airborne. Not just shitty old droplet aerosolisation airborne, but legit contagious survives on its own airborne.

So no it isn't massive and it isn't actually all that deadly, the trouble is it could spread like wildfire if we don't act immediately to shut it down.
>> No. 21166 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 12:21 pm
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I'm slightly worried for my elderly parents, who are increasingly frail as it is. I've suggested they avoid public spaces with large crowds of people for the time being.
>> No. 21172 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 6:04 pm
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>>21166
It's a bit early for that really. And besides, elderly people tend to be more likely to catch a virus from family members rather than the general public.
>> No. 21179 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 8:11 pm
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>>21163
Chinese tourists in York. No mention of whether they've been anywhere else in the country.
>> No. 21188 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:19 am
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>>21179

My social media has been circulating pictures of a Chinese woman in Pontefract wearing a mask.

We're fucked.
>> No. 21189 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:37 am
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>>21165
Didn't this comic originally say 'someone in Brazil is coughing' or something? Which is far more relevant for a real pandemic.
>> No. 21190 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:39 am
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>>21188
Asian people wear masks when they have a cold, or they think someone else has a cold, or it's a bit cold out.

It's hardly panicworthy.
>> No. 21202 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 2:35 pm
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>>21190
This should be standard practice for everybody, honestly. I was at a bus stop recently and the woman behind me was obviously in a rush and too eager about the bus arriving, but she kept having a coughing fit without covering her fucking mouth once. On top of that, every time I took a step forward to get some distance, she'd step closer again and cough right next to me. The self awareness of some pricks, I swear.
>> No. 21205 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 2:44 pm
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>>21202
You should have just told her.
>> No. 21209 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 3:37 pm
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>>21189

Yeah I just saved the wrong one because the JPG was too shit for me to realise. I knew you lot would get the gist though.
>> No. 21229 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 8:09 pm
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>>21202

> On top of that, every time I took a step forward to get some distance, she'd step closer again and cough right next to me. The self awareness of some pricks, I swear.

I had someone in a queue behind me the other day who was devouring a Mars bar, there was no other way to put it, and she made sure that everybody was hearing her eating noises. She also wasn't minding her personal space, or mine really, and started literally breathing down my neck with her chocolate and rotten teeth breath.
>> No. 21248 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 11:18 pm
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>>21229

Did you take a casual step backwards, like a little shuffle of your current position? If it's on the tube I'll make every effort to minimise my space, but in shops or queues then there's no reason for someone to push up on you and if they do, try and remember 'this person's a twat' and don't give ground, take it back.

If you get any blowback or they ask you to move, have your reasoning prepared. if you've got big balls, speak loud enough for other people to hear. You know you're in the right, and others will know that too. It's worth the moment of awkwardness to let someone know their social imposition is fucking annoying.
>> No. 21249 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 9:54 am
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>>21229
>started literally breathing down my neck
I get this a lot with Indians, their idea of personal space seems to be about ½ an inch
>> No. 21250 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 10:05 am
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I've noticed Chinese people smell like sneeze a lot. Is this because of the masks trapping sneezes on them?
>> No. 21260 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 5:46 pm
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>>21250
Anon, I'm afraid you have Goo Brain, I'm writing you a prescription for one Brain Hardener.
>> No. 21261 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 5:56 pm
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>>21260
Mate, they do. There were enough Chinese students on my course when I was at university to know they have a lingering aroma of sneeze about them.
>> No. 21262 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 6:07 pm
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>>21260

Is that the Huel one?
>> No. 21273 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 8:27 pm
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Really hope I can get a new SSD before this hits NAND prices.
>> No. 21274 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 9:57 pm
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>>21273
I just bought my first PC in 5 years. 1/2TByte of RAM and 4TBytes of SSD. I think I've done my bit for global semiconductor sales this year.
Although I do have 4 more 2.5" SAS caddies to fill, so there's still hope.
>> No. 21276 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 10:07 pm
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>>21274
What are you planning to do with all that RAM?
>> No. 21278 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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>>21276
I'm going to guess audio. Either that or run a really big SQL database, but it doesn't seem like it has enough storage.
>> No. 21279 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 12:39 am
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>>21278
I can't even find a 64GB DDR4 module, which would surely be required, unless the motherboard has 16 sticks of 32GB... maybe a server board?
>> No. 21280 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:12 am
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>>21279

HP Z model workstations go up to 512GB but they cost a pretty penny. They pack Xeon processors though, so I'm going to agree with you and say they probably have motherboards you'd usually expect to find in a server.
>> No. 21281 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:16 am
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>>21279

64GB RDIMMs are readily available; you can even get 128GB LRDIMMs if you really need them, but they're stupidly expensive. Most workstation motherboards have 8 RAM slots, but you'd spend the thick end of £4,000 to fill them with 64GB modules.

>>21278

Even if you're working on vast projects, I can't think of any audio or video use-cases where you'd really need anywhere near that much RAM. Fast PCIe SSDs have changed the equation substantially, because the latency penalty for running out of RAM is orders of magnitude lower than on spinning rust or even SATA SSDs.

I can only imagine that OP is running tons of VMs for development work or doing some sort of scientific computing.
>> No. 21282 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:18 am
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>>21274
Jesus, I ordered a second 8gb stick this evening and felt chuffed about it.
>> No. 21283 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 6:36 am
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>>21281 tons of VMs for development work or doing some sort of scientific computing

Both. Current box only has 128G of RAM, so this is a comfortable step up.
Yes, it's a rackmount server, I haven't had a tower PC for ages. It's not new, it's a Dell R910, so 4U and can take up to 2T of RAM. Entire thing cost me £1300, and I suspect it'll cost me more than that in electricity, so it'll be powered up only when I want it. 4 1100W PSUs and an idling power of 600W, by the look of it, I haven't measured yet.
Still, new PC always me feel like a younglad cobbling together 486 machines with not scrounged bits in razorsharp cases...
>> No. 21286 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 11:44 am
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Dumb nerd stuff aside, I’ve got a bad feeling about this, and not just because of the pangolin revelation.
>> No. 21288 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 4:17 pm
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>>21286

It's accepted scientific theory that the HIV virus first crossed the species border between chimpanzees and humans in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, where some people actually traditionally hunted and ate chimps. The transfer mechanism may have been the handling and preparation of raw chimpanzee meat, according to this theory.

>The most commonly accepted theory is that of the 'hunter'. In this scenario, SIVcpz was transferred to humans as a result of chimps being killed and eaten, or their blood getting into cuts or wounds on people in the course of hunting. Normally, the hunter's body would have fought off SIV, but on a few occasions the virus adapted itself within its new human host and became HIV-1.

https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/origin?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImICPkOm_5wIVQbDtCh1NxwKpEAAYASAAEgI2MvD_BwE

On the other hand, my social studies teacher in school, who was a proper conspiracy nut and realistically never should have been allowed to teach us about the world, maintained that the HIV virus may have been engineered in a CIA lab and deliberately spread among gays, drug addicts and hippies in the U.S. to combat the weakening of America's moral fibre in the Cold War by these groups.
>> No. 21289 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 4:31 pm
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Getting a bit annoyed that a certain crowd is branding fears of this thing racist. It's somewhat deadlier than the flu because we have literally no immune defence against it (there's a reason it's called a novel corona virus), and about on par with SARS and MERS. There are now reports that despite unusual transparency, the Chinese authorities are still downplaying the spread of the virus.
>> No. 21290 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 6:21 pm
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>>21289
You just have to accept you can't please the mods. They think everything's racist.
>> No. 21291 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 7:00 pm
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>>21290
You may well be right - more likely though is that actual racists can’t help but show their true colours, particularly when on topics such as Brexit or coronavirus.
>> No. 21292 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 7:27 pm
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>>21286
Could be a good thing - people don't kill pangolins out of spite, they smuggle them out for 'medicine' and for food. Maybe demand will drop from them being a potential disease vector.
>> No. 21293 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 7:42 pm
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>>21289
I read an article that said reports that the disease originated in bats and snakes in the wildlife market were racist, as it implied the Chinese were somehow savage for engaging in the sale and consumption of animals not considered as food in the west.
>> No. 21294 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 7:43 pm
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>>21290
Nobody has been banned for 11 days, keep your skirt on.
>> No. 21295 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 7:46 pm
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>>21294

What about post deletions, since we're doing this here.
>> No. 21296 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 8:02 pm
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>>21295
In this thread? There haven't been any. What would be the point in deleting a post without banning the poster if we were trying to cover something up? Guaranteed they'd be a massive whiner like you and not shut up about it.
>> No. 21297 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 8:52 pm
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>>21293
You say that like you don't agree with the article.

For one thing, China is a huge country and Asia a huge continent, saying 'they' eat bats and snakes is like saying the British eat frogs and snails and horses and so on. Also people still eat wild animals here e.g. rabbits. And even in our farmed food conditions are shit even with our supposed high standards, animals have to be constantly pumped with antibiotics to stop disease spreading. Remember foot and mouth? Remember mad cows? We can hardly take the fucking high ground.
>> No. 21298 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 9:05 pm
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>>21297
I don't disagree with you. I think the sensationalist reporting on bat soup, which isn't actually popular in China, was very unhelpful and rooted in orientalism. But when the health officials are saying the virus likely originated in bats, an article completely dismissing the experts as racist isn't great.
>> No. 21299 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 9:09 pm
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>> No. 21300 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 9:37 pm
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>>21293
That's ridiculous. Bats are the likely source, since it's been identified as a bat coronavirus + HIV. We know that both bats and snakes were being sold in the meat market in Wuhan. As a certain stopped clock likes to say, facts don't care about anyone's feelings.

As >>21297 points out, even in China cuisines are many and varied. In many parts of China they eat things we would consider unpalatable, and vice versa. Many Han Chinese would not consider dairy products because they're genetically predisposed to lactose intolerance.

Ultimately, the actual eating of the things doesn't matter, because coronavirus doesn't typically spread through carrion. Patient zero will have been someone who handled infected animals and contracted a strain that could transition to humans. We've known for centuries that environments where humans and animals are in close proximity are ideal opportunities for diseases to cross between species. What happened here was really no different than when H5N1/04 jumped from birds in Thailand, or H1N1/09 jumped from pigs in Mexico, or when cowpox crossed from cows in Europe hundreds of years ago.
>> No. 21301 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 9:58 pm
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>>21300

They're saying it was pangolins now.
>> No. 21302 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 10:41 pm
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>>21301

They do love soup.
>> No. 21303 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 1:39 am
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>>21293

"Anti-racist" is just projecting their own racist prejudices on an imagined villain. Shock horror.

There are 1.4 billion people in China. If you're truly one-in-a-million, there are 1400 of you in China. Even if an infinitesimally small proportion of Chinese people eat bats, that's still a shitload of bat eating. In a country with a population greater than North America and Europe combined, inexplicably weird shit happens constantly.

Food hygiene standards in China are fucking appalling and anyone who says otherwise is a racist - the Chinese are seriously pissed off about how manky their food is and are trying to fix it, they don't need some 老外 telling them that 地沟油 is just a "cultural difference" or minimising the hundreds of babies killed by 三聚氰胺 just to score politically correct points.

Outbreaks of novel diseases are disproportionately likely to happen in China due to a mix of socioeconomic, geographic and cultural factors, but China is uniquely well-equipped to deal with disasters of this kind. No other country could possibly hope to build a 1,000-bed hospital in less than a fortnight. No other country could successfully impose a quarantine curfew on 30-odd million people. China is weird, China is brilliant, China is a dream and a nightmare, China is utterly exceptional in every possible way.
>> No. 21304 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 8:29 am
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>Food hygiene standards in China are fucking appalling and anyone who says otherwise is a racist

I'm reminded of the baby milk scandal, where it turned out 22 companies were shoving the stuff they make white board erasers out of into the formula to trick the testing and filling it with any old crap. A blind eye was turned until babies were dying and the people lost all trust and started importing formula from abroad.
>> No. 21305 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 2:04 pm
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51447761

ITZ HAPPENIN'
>> No. 21306 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 2:25 pm
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>>21305
>The group were staying at this chalet in the French Alpine ski resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie
I thought this was a translation error but it turns out that's genuinely the name of the place. Yes, "contamine" means what it sounds like.
>> No. 21307 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 4:34 pm
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>>21306
The name of the village originates from ancient local dialect. The word “Contamines” once meant ploughable land on the squires estate.

Wasn't going to be my first guess.
>> No. 21308 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 6:23 pm
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>>21307
Etymology aside, in modern French your first guess was right.
>> No. 21309 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 4:43 pm
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It's called Covid-19 now. Good name. I reckon it'll kill about two million people, anyone taking bets?
>> No. 21310 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 5:11 pm
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>>21309

Is that just direct deaths or are you including secondary complications, stupidity related deaths, deaths due to stretched public services, mercy killings and potential economic fallout in that?
>> No. 21311 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 12:37 am
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>>21309
They made it a shit name on purpose.
>> No. 21313 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 3:20 pm
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>>21309
It's called SARS-CoV-2 now.
>> No. 21314 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 5:59 pm
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>>21313
One is the name of the disease and the other the virus.
>> No. 21315 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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>>21314
Like HIV and AIDS.
>> No. 21326 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 1:25 pm
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There's a woman at work who is a compulsive liar. She's spent all day so far making a big deal that someone her husband works with has coronavirus, but none of us can find a single news report to say there's been a case in our area.
>> No. 21327 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 5:05 pm
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>>21326

I, for one, would welcome it if not every single case gets reported by two-bit news media desperate for clickbait.

Because realistically, what are you going to do if somebody in your area is diagnosed. You probably can't afford to stop going to work on your commuter train every day, you will have to go to supermarkets and other public places with loads of people, and what-have-you. Sure, you can put on a face mask, but are you really prepared to make yourself look daft like that.

As with 90 percent of other viruses that you've contracted in your life, you would probably also survive a full-on coronavirus infection. You'll feel like utter shit for a few days, and then get to tell people you've survived CoV-19.
>> No. 21328 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 5:21 pm
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I just want an excuse to wear my mask while doing stuff outside. I think it only works for dust but it looks cool.
>> No. 21329 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 5:30 pm
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>>21327
Of the viruses I have contracted thus far, I suspect I have survived more than 90%.
>> No. 21330 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 6:42 pm
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>>21329

A quite daring assumption.
>> No. 21331 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 7:39 pm
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>>21327

I don't think you understand the severity this virus potentially has, so far it has been about one death for every seven recoveries.

That is with high levels of medical care for people in critical condition, this illness has the capacity to infect everyone with little to no resistance based on its origin (humans aren't resistant to illnesses that have developed entirely in other animals), at which point there won't be enough medical aid to deal with all the critical cases and the death count will go up significantly. Assuming no one develops a vaccine, and it isn't contained, expect a billion dead.
>> No. 21332 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 9:18 pm
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>>21331
It’s widely agreed many cases aren’t actually being treated in a hospital environment so you’re being a touch hysterical. I’m not saying it’s not serious but a billion is a bit much.
>> No. 21333 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 9:19 pm
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>>21332

Yet simultaneously nowhere near enough.
>> No. 21334 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 10:54 pm
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>>21332
Can't you be a team player and buy into the fearmongering just once. BILLIONS WILL DIE and those that survive WILL BE KILLED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.
>> No. 21336 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 12:16 am
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>>21334

>BILLIONS WILL DIE and those that survive WILL BE KILLED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

Yawn.
>> No. 21337 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 1:18 am
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>>21334
I've never been much of a team player, sorry.

In all seriousness thought I am a bit surprised at how relatively laid back everyone is about this outbreak. Then again it has only been a month and a bit since it hit the headlines so maybe I'm the paranoid one; actually I know I am. However, pertaining specifically to Covid 19, I can't be so sure.
>> No. 21338 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 2:38 am
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>>21332

World population of nowish 7,700,000,000

Wuhan coronavirus confirmed deaths and recoveries as of now

deaths 1,526 recoveries 8,185

therefore assumed CFR based on death as opposed to recovery is a Ratio of 15.71%


15.71% of 7,700,000,000 = 1,209,670,000‬


That is assuming that is assuming it isn't contained and no vaccine is found.
>> No. 21339 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 2:39 am
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>>21338
Why are you replying to my post in a manner that strongly suggests you've failed to even read it?
>> No. 21340 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 2:40 am
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>>21334
>and those that survive WILL BE KILLED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

No they wouldn't, a dramatic sudden decrease in humans would be very good for the enviroment and for first time house buyers.
>> No. 21342 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 2:43 am
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>>21339

Because you don't seem to have any comprehention of how actively this event is being monitored. No matter what your weasle words "It’s widely agreed many cases" say.
>> No. 21343 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 2:47 am
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>>21339

His manner of posting actually suggests he did read your post as he is keeping the current recovery rate rather than adjusting for the failure of medical care as it becomes overwhelmed, which will increase the death rate. Your suggestion that medicine isn't being used to treat the virus at present, if true, means that the current death rate will remain the same even when medical provision fails due to weight of numbers.

Your suggestion that a billion deaths is hysterical is correct, the virus is unlikely to have an infection rate of 100% but you didn't make that clear in your post so the poster you are replying to is not in fact replying to your post in a manner which indicates he has failed to even read your post. If anything you have failed to even read the poster's post.
>> No. 21344 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 4:01 am
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>>21338

That's a gross misreading of the data. The CFR for confirmed symptomatic cases in Hubei is ~18%, but that's a highly unrepresentative sample because only the worst cases are actually being confirmed. It excludes people with symptoms too mild to require hospital care and asymptomatic carriers.

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-2019-nCoV-severity-10-02-2020.pdf
>> No. 21345 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 11:13 am
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>>21331

Microbiology lad here.

This virus, like all coronaviruses, is an overblown load of bollocks and we will easily defeat it if you just start washing your fucking hands a bit more. Face masks are a waste of time for reasons I can't be arsed to explain. I work at a big hospital and out of about seven to ten suspected cases a day this week, none have tested positive yet. The people dying from it have all had comorbidity such as being an elderly cunt, just like with seasonal flu.

Expect it to be out of the news by April. Come to think of it, can anyone tell me if Australia is still on fire?
>> No. 21346 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 11:19 am
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>>21340
In the long run yes, in the short it wouldn't make much difference.
>> No. 21347 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 11:38 am
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>>21345

>Come to think of it, can anyone tell me if Australia is still on fire?

Good news: most (but not all) of the fires have been extinguished by heavy rain.

Bad news: that rainfall was heavy enough to cause life-threatening flash floods.

Worse news: THERE'S A FUCKIN' CROCODILE SWIMMIN' AROUND IN ME BACK YAARD, MATE.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47112044
>> No. 21348 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 12:00 pm
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>>21347
All the debris from the fires getting washed into lakes and oceans is killing off a lot of wildlife too.
>> No. 21349 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 12:16 pm
21349 I'm right you're wrong, I'm ace you're not!
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Aha! Idiots. Thanks >>21344
>> No. 21350 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 3:08 pm
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>>21348

>All the debris from the fires getting washed into lakes and oceans

Do you think this never happened before there were humans? Nature can deal with natural waste like that, such as ash and charred tree trunks ending up in the ocean. Life adapts on its own after natural disasters.

It's only when you dump billions of tonnes of chemical waste and plastic into the oceans that nature has a hard time dealing with it.



>>21345

Thank you for being a voice of reason.
>> No. 21351 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 5:51 pm
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>>21350
>Do you think this never happened before there were humans?

It hasn't on this scale, no. Why do you think this is business as usual?
>> No. 21352 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 6:37 pm
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>>21351

>It hasn't on this scale, no

That's kind of a daring claim, with hundreds of millions of years of biogeological history pointing to this being just a blip on the screen. The Earth has been through several extinction level events that covered the whole planet knee deep in ashes and saw 96 percent of all species wiped out. I'm not saying at all that there aren't implications for what we need to do to protect the environment in the future, but in the end, a bit of runoff from a few seasonal wildfires, even if they were of a magnitude seldom seen, isn't going to throw life in the ocean off its game. In fact, there's evidence from volcanic eruption events around the world where yes, it choked marine wildlife for a few months, but then soon after, the increased availability of minerals and nutrients in the local waters led to an explosion of new life.

Have a sense of perspective, lad.
>> No. 21353 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 6:41 pm
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>>21352

It depends if by "nature adapts" you mean "something relatively similar to our current ecosphere continues generally unabated" or "practically everything will die but after a few billion years there'll be something with a similar biodiversity again".
>> No. 21354 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 6:48 pm
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>>21353

>"practically everything will die but after a few billion years there'll be something with a similar biodiversity again".

Not billions, no, the Earth isn't thought to still have that long to support life. I think 500 million years before the Sun will start getting nasty is about the time frame that's accepted scientific belief.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZYgozCTfKc
>> No. 21355 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 4:38 am
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>>21350

>Thank you for being a voice of reason.

I can't help but notice, despite this lads breakthrough miracle cure of, 'just wash your hands m8' the infection rate and the death toll goes up, even in areas where everyone is acutely aware of the presence of the virus, the only conclusions are that either the Chinese are incapable of washing their hands even when the lives of those around them depend on it, or microbiology lad is talking out their arse about the ease of prevention.
>> No. 21356 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 4:55 am
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>>21355

It's airborne m8, the virus itself is a molecule fractions of microns in size, and we have no idea yet how long it remains viable on surfaces. Unless you have a negative airflow room installed in your inner city flat washing your hands is about the only thing you CAN do to prevent it spreading.

Fortunately that still doesn't change the fact it's got a piss poor mortality rate on anyone who wasn't at death's door already. I'm sorry to spoil it if you wanted a great plague, but this won't be it.
>> No. 21357 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 6:46 am
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>>21356

>Unless you have a negative airflow room installed in your inner city flat washing your hands is about the only thing you CAN do to prevent it spreading.

So washing your hands won't prevent it spreading then?
>> No. 21359 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 11:23 am
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>>21356

>the only conclusions are that either the Chinese are incapable of washing their hands even when the lives of those around them depend on it

As has probably already been mentioned in this thread, culturally, they are not that primed to wash their hands at all. You'd expect more people to start doing it in the wake of the virus, but if it's just not something you're used to then I can see how it could be enough of a phenomenon to cause a more pronounced issue over there than anywhere else.

If the government suddenly told us we had to hop on one leg for 6 seconds every time we cooked food or ate or took a shit, I can't be sure I'd remember every time or even be willing, as it's not something I'm used to doing. I get it, even if it's fucking weird that they don't wash their hands.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790806
>> No. 21360 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 11:38 am
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>>21357

Well, yes, it fucking will, you colossal bloody moron. When you cough or sneeze, what do you do? You cover your mouth. With your hands. So what do you suppose happens when you go and touch things after that? I suppose doctors and nurses have been barking up the wrong tree all these years.
>> No. 21361 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:24 pm
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>>21359

The paper you cited totally contradicts your claims. The proportion of Chinese people who reported rarely or never washing their hands after defecation was 1.8% in rural communities and 0.9% in urban communities. The study clearly shows that most Chinese people are aware of the importance of hand hygiene and wash their hands when they're supposed to most of the time.

Hand hygiene adherence in China is clearly less than perfect, but we can't say that it's any worse than in the West without comparable data. We know from hospital-based studies that even doctors are pretty slapdash about handwashing unless you nag them.
>> No. 21363 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:51 pm
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>>21356

>it's got a piss poor mortality rate on anyone who wasn't at death's door already


Also, there is growing evidence that the infection remains symtomless in quite a number of patients. If you don't have symptoms, quite likely you're not going to go see a doctor. Because how will you know you're infected. And then you probably have others where symtoms resemble those of a mild to moderate flu, which again won't prompt them to seek medical help and have their case become part of the statistic.

So if you only have those seeking treatment who have become gravely ill from the virus, then naturally it's going to skew your statistical data. And if you look at pandemics like the Spanish Flu in the 1920s, which killed tens of millions very rapidly at a time when there were far fewer people on the planet and mobility was much less due to commercial international flight being in its infancy, then it's evident that by comparison, the coronavirus is a storm in a teacup, and will stay that way.
>> No. 21364 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 1:29 pm
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>>21361

I must be misunderstanding something as I read this :

>This study found that 52.7% (rural vs urban: 44.6% vs 56.8%) and 67.3% (rural vs urban: 59.7% vs 71.1%) of Chinese adults reported they always washed hands before eating and after defaecation, and 30.0% (rural vs urban: 25.1% vs 32.8%) of adults always used soap or other sanitizers during washing. Using the criteria of 'always or very often washing hands with soap before eating and after defaecation without sharing a towel with family members after washing', only 47.2% (rural vs urban: 23.8% vs 59.1%) of the adults were graded to practice proper handwashing behaviour.

I concede that I can't really say it's any worse there than in the west, other than anecdotally.
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16th February 2020
Sunday 2:43 pm
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16th February 2020
Sunday 6:26 pm
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>>21360

So it will still spread but slower because you have less vectors? So it won't stop it spreading then?
>> No. 21368 Anonymous
19th February 2020
Wednesday 1:48 pm
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>>21365

So not even two out of three people in rural areas wash their hands after they've had a poo?
>> No. 21369 Anonymous
19th February 2020
Wednesday 5:49 pm
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>>21365
I've never considered sharing towels to be a factor, before.

>>21368
>Distribution n(%)
>Rural (n = 2072)
>after defaecation, rarely/never; 38 (1.8)

I think it means 38 out of 2072 rural participants, or 1.8%.
>> No. 21370 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 1:46 am
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>>21368
Would you bother if you were going straight back to pitchforking manure around?
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21st February 2020
Friday 8:13 am
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>> No. 21403 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 10:11 am
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With Italy now firmly on the map of Covid-19 infections, who knows how long it'll take before Britain becomes affected.

It'll be nigh on impossible to stop people carrying the virus from entering the country.

I was actually loosely thinking about maybe going to the Med for a week in spring for a short holiday, but it's probably best to wait it out.
>> No. 21404 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 10:21 am
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>>21403
There's been quite a few deaths in Iran. I've heard it had been hushed up there and also that people there haven't been taking any precautionary measures because they believe their faith will protect them.
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24th February 2020
Monday 10:54 am
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>>21404
They may be fudging the numbers like China or it may simply be growing too fast and they haven't got a handle on it yet. The faith thing is bullshit though and I've been seeing that crop up in places too, it's either purposeful disinformation or ignorant bollocks.
>> No. 21406 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 12:15 pm
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>>21404

I think the threat of death from Coronavirus is still grossly exaggerated.

So far, preliminary statistics seem to indicate that Covid-19 has a mortality rate of 2.8 percent. You are almost four times more likely to die from SARS, ten times more likely to die from cancer, and twenty times more likely to die from H5N1.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_disease_case_fatality_rates

Also, there is speculation that in a significant number of patients, a Covid-19 infection will lead to almost no symptoms at all, or simply cause mild flulike symptoms that are indistinguishable from a common cold and the infection therefore remains undetected and unreported. If you add these cases to the statistic, it'll lower the mortality rate even further.

The most likely scenario is that at some point, the coronavirus will just run out of steam and taper off and not be heard from again. Like nearly all viruses before it.

And if in some borderline third-world shitehole like Iran people show an increased mortality rate, that's very likely because they've got borderline third-world shitehole medicine there. If you live in Britain and within about a one-hour radius from an NHS hospital, your chance of dying from Covid-19 should be just about next to zero.
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24th February 2020
Monday 12:18 pm
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>>21406
All very well... HOWEVER!
>> No. 21408 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 12:29 pm
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>>21407

Even if you multiply a disease mortality rate with the lifetime risk of contraction, Covid-19 should rank fairly low.

According to cancer.org, you have about a 40 percent chance of developing cancer in your lifetime, slightly depending on whether you're male or female.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-basics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer.html

So then if you multiply the overall mortality rate of cancer, which is about 30 percent, by those 40 percent, it means that a random person's individual lifetime risk of dying from cancer is 12 percent. Whereas it's hypothetically only 2.8 percent for dying from Covid-19 if you assume a 100-percent infection rate of the entire (global) population.
>> No. 21410 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 12:32 pm
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>>21408
Yeah, alright, nerd, calm down, I know I'm going to die. I was not unironically posting DM screencaps in refutation of your entirely sensible post on this topic.
>> No. 21411 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 12:45 pm
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>>21410

>posting DM screencaps

Nothing wrong with that. They're always at the forefront of reporting the absolute unadulterated truth.
>> No. 21412 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 1:18 pm
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>>21411
I think you're misinterpreting me again so I'm just going to cut my losses.
>> No. 21413 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 1:33 pm
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>>21406
Hahahaha yeah OK as if the NHS is prepared to handle an epidemic. It can't even handle annual flu season without being on black alert all winter.
>> No. 21414 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 1:44 pm
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>>21413

Black alert? Int that a bit racist?
>> No. 21416 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 2:35 pm
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>>21414
Apparently fewer people going to Chinese restaurants is also racist.
>> No. 21417 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 2:36 pm
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>>21416

That's just batty.
>> No. 21418 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:02 pm
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>>21416

It would be no more racist if the origin of the virus was in India and you'd stop ordering take away curry.
>> No. 21420 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:23 pm
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>>21413

You're actually arguing in favour of the NHS there lad, considering than in all metrics, the seasonal flu is far, far worse than covid.
>> No. 21421 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:28 pm
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>>21420

That's because right now it's not an epidemic here. By definition if it becomes an epidemic it will be as bad or worse than other epidemics such as seasonal flu and thus cause similar or more levels of strain on the health service you mong.
>> No. 21422 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:29 pm
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>>21414
That was so clever and funny. This website's gone to fucking shit lately.
>> No. 21424 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:33 pm
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>>21422
If by lately you mean around 2014.
>> No. 21425 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:36 pm
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>>21424

It wuz /*/ wot dun it m8.
>> No. 21427 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:47 pm
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>>21421
>By definition if it becomes an epidemic it will be as bad or worse than other epidemics such as seasonal flu
Well that's not really how logic works, is it mate?
>> No. 21428 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:48 pm
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>>21427

Fucking /*/.
>> No. 21429 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 4:39 pm
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Saw a friend who had recently been teaching in China at the weekend, now I have a proper bastard flu, fever and delirium and everything.

I live in London, which politician should I cough on?
>> No. 21430 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 5:01 pm
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>>21429

All of them.
>> No. 21431 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 5:09 pm
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>>21429
Sorry to hear that mate. You need to check what official advice is - you might need to report who you have been in contact with, that your friend came from China so they can trace who he has been in contact with, etc.
>> No. 21432 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 5:15 pm
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>>21431
Nobody likes a grass.
>> No. 21433 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 6:41 pm
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WE'RE DOOMED, OTHERLADM7S

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51611422
>> No. 21434 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 6:54 pm
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>>21433

No, just wash your hands and nothing will happen.
>> No. 21438 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 9:10 pm
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>>21041

Knock knock!
WHO's there?
Nope, just Coronavirus.
>> No. 21442 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 9:46 pm
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IS TONTY BLAIR BEHIND THIS?
>> No. 21444 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 12:02 am
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I wish I wasn't an overthinker.

Since Saturday I've had a terrible sore throat, cough, temperature and tiredness. A few hours ago I thought I was on the mend and, barring the sore throat, would be okay to go back to work tomorrow. However I suddenly went feverish, shaky and with achey limbs, to the point that I'm unable to do anything but lay here awake.

It was nice knowing you lads.
>> No. 21446 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 12:31 am
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>>21444

Ring NHS 111 and don't go into work tomorrow. It's all fun and games until you're being talked about on BBC News.
>> No. 21448 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 12:50 am
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>>21446
If there's an outbreak in Ossett you'll know why.
>> No. 21451 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 12:45 pm
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>>21430

Welp. Went into work today with a red/sore nose, made a joke about seeing China-teacher friend and all hell broke loose. Frogmarched out of the office and told by HR I'm working from home until I've been tested for coronavirus.

This all seems like a massive overreaction to me over what's essentially the funny chinese flu and not at all deadly to your average healthyish office worker in their 20s. Or am I the knob here?
>> No. 21452 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 1:10 pm
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>>21451

It's both. The virus has already spread to a point where it can't be contained without crippling every economy in the world so we're all going to be exposed to it within the next year, but nonsense merchants like the people above and M.D. from Private Eye keep telling people it will all be fine if they just wash their hands. The result is otherwise reasonable people acting like you have the T-virus because you happen to know a chink and have a sniffle.

You should have stayed off, but if you had just not turned up and told them you were pulling a sickie nobody would have believed you about having a chinky mate, only turning up and inducing a state of fear allowed them to accept your statement as true. Most of them have probably already had coronavirus and not realised it, if you have the sniffles you should cut down on your drinking and go running more mate.
>> No. 21453 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:05 pm
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>>21452

>Most of them have probably already had coronavirus and not realised it

This is very likely. In a significant number of patients, the coronavirus manifests itself only with very mild flulike symptoms. How are you going to tell the difference between a seasonal flu and the coronavirus as a layperson without professional lab equipment. Many people will just believe they have a common cold or seasonal flu, and not seek any kind of treatment at all, and then also not become part of the statistic.

What everybody is forgetting is that we're not talking about cholera or the plague here. 97.2 percent of people will survive their infection with absolutely no long-term effects, if the assumed mortality rate of 2.8% holds true. And yet, we're acting like it's fucking World War Z.
>> No. 21455 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Ten people offloaded themselves from one of my flights (to Tenerife) today after they heard about that hotel being locked down due to the italian doctor being diagnosed with the virus.

These people were going nowhere near that hotel and were all healthy looking adults in their late thirties or early forties. Got as far as the gate in the airport before deciding to throw their money away and go home.

They are far more likely to have come into contact with the virus at the airport as we still see thousands of travellers to and from china every day. AFAIK there is still a Wuhan - Amsterdam - Here connection flight up and running with KLM.
>> No. 21456 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:22 pm
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>>21454

>These people were going nowhere near that hotel

Maybe it's not the location they were avoiding, maybe the shattering of the myth that it's not going to leave China or enter developed countries made them decide to stay at home. Really the overpadding of the "it's never going to do anything" cotton wool gloves has caused all this panic. If medical people had said "yeah this could go big really fast" nobody would be worried, but when I was insistent that it would indeed make its way here last month everyone had a laugh at me and sat there all smug about how much cleverer they were because they could absorb and regurgitate the opinions of the experts on telly. Gang of knobs. The only problem I have with this virus is its mortality is only 2.8%.
>> No. 21457 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:47 pm
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>>21455

> They are far more likely to have come into contact with the virus at the airport as we still see thousands of travellers to and from china every day.

I have a friend who is BA ground personnel in Heathrow. He told me they've had a few staff meetings about the coronavirus, but that they were pretty much just told to keep their distance and avoid physical contact with travellers, and to report any signs of the disease to airport medical assistance that they'll spot on themselves or travellers. I think he said something that they're considering putting up thermal imaging cameras to spot sick passengers if the situation worsens.
>> No. 21458 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:49 pm
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>>21456

The mortality rate is the only part that matters though isn't it. Nobody was saying "it will never make it over here", but they were saying "you're making a bigger deal of this than you need to".

The common cold is one of the most infectious, contagious diseases known to man, but you're hardly worried about that are you? It's massive, it infects millions upon millions of people every year. When one person at work gets it, you know it's literally just a matter of time til you've got it too.

Stop being such a spod. There will be no great plague. You should instead be pinning your hopes on anti-microbial resistance.
>> No. 21459 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 3:57 pm
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>>21458

Perhaps the mortality rate was an underlying component of the conversation that I wasn't considering because it was only implied, but as far as I can understand the communications I had on the issue at the time it was usually coronavirus mentioned, some muppet saying it's a load of nothing like SARS, myself stating that it will eventually reach us and in large numbers and then being met with the government advisory relevant to that week. "Nah mate we've shut down the planes." "The government danger rating is 'low'" (ignore the fact that low is actually stage 4 out of 5, if the warning is not 'very low' it's time to be worried) or "just wash your hands and you won't get sick."

My only hope is the load of fat mongs who end up catching coronavirus stampeding to buy face masks cause an earthquake and thus massively up the mortality rate. Alas, you will likely survive this great plague.
>> No. 21460 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:06 pm
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>>21459

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/influenza-(seasonal)


>Worldwide, these annual epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 290 000 to 650 000 respiratory deaths.


What a fucking load of shite. We're worried here about a few hundred, perhaps even a few thousand dead, when during a bad year (or a good year, depending on how much you despise mankind), over half a million people die from basic, generic flu.

The cumulative death toll of all worldwide Coronavirus infections is around 2,700 now:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

So if we say it's been three months since the first outbreak, and we're still at only 2,700 dead, then we've still got a lot of catching up to do to get to any kind of year-on-year figure that makes this anything more than a blip on the screen.
>> No. 21461 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:07 pm
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>>21459

It IS a load of nothing like SARS though, the only difference is how far it got. It's killed even LESS people than SARS did, it's literally (literally) a shitter cousin of SARS. It might have slept with more birds but it's made less of them cum. It's the kind of guy women ask "...Was that it?" after he finishes.

Why does it matter if it's highly contagious if it's so piss weak when you get it? There's really no need to put in more effort to stop the spread when the spread will largely be inconsequential.

I really don't understand your problem is. It's like someone told you Farsnley Town Athletic did shit this season, they only won three matches." and you go "BUT THEY HAVE MORE PLAYERS THAN ANYBODY ELSE!"
>> No. 21462 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:15 pm
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>>21461

Right, so if you lot (everything is finers) had said that at the start we wouldn't be seeing bare shelves in Italy or a reversion to tribal leadership at spearpoint witnessed by the lad with the Chinese friend above now would we?

Really you're just a bother, you start with demonstrably false statements and then when the real world proves you wrong you move on to a different set of statistics to abate the panic you created last month by using a different set of statistics. But you know what the real kicker is? I doubt you're even interested in this, you just got told by some funny haired bow-tied expert on the news that the flu kills loads of people and the coronavirus has barely killed anyone, and here you are parroting it like it's your own idea, a definitive unimpeachable thought for which you are responsible. Odds on you were parroting the weekly changing narrative for the last month as well.

I'm sure you'll be saying it's good that the rich have air controlled bunkers when everyone is dead if they manage to keep the electricity going so you can still get you weekly briefing from the news.
>> No. 21463 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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>>21462

No lad. I'm a medical worker who would be personally handling infected blood and testing it if covid made it to my town. I'm telling you this is nothing to worry about. In fact I'd love to fucking get it so I can have two weeks of work.

I'm going to stop encouraging you because you're off your bloody rocker.
>> No. 21464 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:28 pm
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>>21463

I'm off my rocker for saying the exact same thing as you but suggesting that the claims "it won't leave China" were wrong? No wonder the NHS is in shambles if this is level of reading comprehension present among an average worker.
>> No. 21465 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:31 pm
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>>21464

Show me where anybody said it won't leave China. Nice backpedal though m8.
>> No. 21466 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:34 pm
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>>21465

See >>21459 and start reading a patient's medical chart more thoroughly before you kill another one.
>> No. 21467 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:35 pm
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>>21466

That doesn't show anybody saying it won't leave China.
>> No. 21468 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:39 pm
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>>21462

>you just got told by some funny haired bow-tied expert on the news that the flu kills loads of people and the coronavirus has barely killed anyone, and here you are parroting it like it's your own idea

Own idea or not, you can't argue with those statistics. One is from the WHO, generally a trusted institution on public health statistics, and the other, well, is a commonly accepted figure that is being quoted by most reputable news outlets.


I hope you've got a face mask to go along with your tinfoil hat.
>> No. 21469 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:40 pm
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>>21467

As I authored the post and the comments to which I was referring were not defined or described by me, nor were they transcribed from the secret audio recordings I make of all my daily interactions in case I'm challenged about the contents of said interactions by an intern nurse on .gs at a later date, you can guess from context that those are the interactions I was referring to.

Now go back to putting the wrong tube in the wrong catheter you fucking idiot.
>> No. 21470 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:42 pm
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>>21468

You're taking a post out of the context of the thread. The argument was not about those statistics and I do not disagree with the statistics of the conclusions reached based on them. My argument is, yet again, that all the mongs saying this would never be a thing have been wrong, and I am happy to be vindicated. I know it won't kill many of them, but seeing them in such a panic because the news told them it would never be a thing makes me very happy.
>> No. 21471 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 4:58 pm
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>>21470

> that all the mongs saying this would never be a thing have been wrong


It still isn't a "thing". Not in actual terms of the severity of the infection and its long-term public health effects.

You're just buying into the fact that it's "a thing". Thinking then makes it so, and next thing you know everybody is completely shitting themselves with fear over a bug that should hardly even make the news at all.

The worldwide hysteria really only started because the virus broke out in a totalitarian country where the government has the power to shut down entire cities of a few hundred thousand people. That has set the standard. So if authorities in Western countries are following suit, it's mainly because politicians don't want to be held accountable if a few dozen people die and they are accused of not having taken the same safety precautions as a bunch of pseudo communists in the world's largest autocratically ruled country.

I know that .gs often prides itself in being casually anti-democratic, but we have really allowed a bunch of bat soup eating maoists to pull the biggest practical joke in years on the entire rest of the world.
>> No. 21472 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 5:09 pm
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>>21471

The panic started because you lot (irl, not on .gs) said it would never leave China because we shut down the planes. Then the week when it did leave china you said the government health warning is "low" so it's not going to come here. Then the week when it did get here you said washing your hands will save your life. Now people are forming bands of Mad Max style roving militia looking for anyone with a sniffle, all because people like you lied at every stage instead of just saying yeah it's probably going to come here but only old folks are going to die.

It wasn't a few hundred thousand btw, it started at 11 million on lockdown in Wuhan with the city itself containing a 7 figure number of inhabitants, not hundreds of thousands, now it's 150 million across all of China. I think it's about 50,000 in Italy.

Here's a link because I know you're going to try to be an arsehole about my 150 million claim and I just can't be arsed stretching this out longer than it has to go on.

https://www.channel4.com/news/150-million-people-are-under-coronavirus-lockdown-in-china
>> No. 21473 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 5:46 pm
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>>21472

Semantics, lad. Semantics.

I'll give you that 150 million people were on lockdown. Which is just over ten percent of China's total population. Kind of an impressive number in its own right.

But the panic didn't start because some of us couldn't be arsed to join in on the panic that was unfolding in China. In fact, a lot of us would do well to be a bit more phlegmatic about the whole thing. So what if people were wrong about the virus coming to Britain, or even just Europe. To the great majority of people, it will make no difference for their health one way or another. And even if you catch the coronavirus, your probability of survival is 97 percent and without any long-term effects at all. You'll spend ten days in bed and then you'll be done with it. And you will have developed an immunity.
>> No. 21474 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:08 pm
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>>21472
>The panic started because you lot (irl, not on .gs) said it would never leave China because we shut down the planes.
Let me get this straight. Are you trying to take us to task because you are surrounded by idiots? Nobody here said it wouldn't leave China.

>Then the week when it did get here you said washing your hands will save your life.
Nobody said that either. You were told back then that washing your hands carefully was the correct thing to do to minimise the spread of the disease as much as possible. This remains the case.

>I am happy to be vindicated
You aren't being vindicated, you're being shown to be behaving like a hysterical child.
>> No. 21475 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:20 pm
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>>21474

>You aren't being vindicated, you're being shown to be behaving like a hysterical child.

Finally, somebody with some sense.
>> No. 21476 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:22 pm
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>>21474

That's the problem with arguing with retards, in the end everyone just looks like a retard. I started this discussion much earlier in the day with this post >>21456 which made it clear I was talking about the idiots I am surrounded by but the ensuing argument over nothing culminated in this, you not following the conversation thread and calling me a hysterical child because you have a small willy. It's so tedious that my responses from here on out will be nonsensical and ad hominem you small willy having pikey.

>>21473

>But the panic didn't start because some of us couldn't be arsed to join in on the panic that was unfolding in China.

It did though, when the news pumps out 3 stories offering more excuses about why we'll be fine in as many weeks and all the retards who want to say words without saying anything parrot those lies people feel betrayed when the news suddenly says "what we said before was a lie, now we're all going to die." (It's not saying that, it's actually saying "what we said before was all a lie but now here's a new reason it will all be fine so believe us again and don't panic, but the former is how people are taking it you carpet-bagger.)

>>21475

Your arsehole is the smelliest arsehole I've ever sniffed. Have a shower.
>> No. 21477 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 7:09 pm
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>>21476
>when the news pumps out 3 stories offering more excuses about why we'll be fine in as many weeks
We have the opposite problem. The reality is that this virus is not a serious threat to most people, certainly no more than a seasonal flu, yet for example some are apparently choosing to throw away plane tickets rather than risk flying. This is akin to hiding under the bed to ensure you don't get hit by a bus; it is an effective but not a proportionate response. Why are people behaving like this? Because the topic has been promoted to front-page news by a scaremongering press, who are quite happy to whip up fear among the credulous, the conspiracists, and those chronically short of critical thinking skills. Congratulations on ticking all three, you daft, dopey bastard.
>> No. 21478 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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>>21476

>Your arsehole is the smelliest arsehole I've ever sniffed. Have a shower.

Nobody was asking you to smell it.

I'd lay off on the arse sniffing for the next few weeks. Faeces are one of the ways the virus spreads.
>> No. 21479 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>>21477

Okay Harvey Weinstein.

>>21478

I can't help but smell it. Seriously mate have a fucking shower.
>> No. 21480 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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>>21477

> The reality is that this virus is not a serious threat to most people, certainly no more than a seasonal flu, yet for example some are apparently choosing to throw away plane tickets rather than risk flying.

That's what's so fucking mental. And a lot of these people will have travel insurance, so in the event that they actually become ill during their time there and either have to fly home early, or that they'll miss the plane home at the end of it because they're hospitalised and what-have-you, your insurance will usually reimburse some 80 percent of your financial loss. Not to mention that all your medical treatment will otherwise be fully covered.

My girlfriend and I flew to Corfu once, and the air conditioning in our hire car gave me the worst fucking cold I'd had in years on the second day. I spent six days of a ten-day holiday in and out of bed at our hotel as well as half a day in a local hospital waiting room. I never even once complained. Neither did she, although it pretty much spoiled the holiday for her as well.

And now these people throw away what could have been a perfectly fine holiday with no chance of reimbursement, all on the off chance that they'd be among the 2.8 percent that actually die from the disease, just because of some Chinese whispers see what I did there that somebody, one person, on an island with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants may have the coronavirus.

People need a sense of perspective. The Bubonic Plague. THAT was a fucking epidemic. Wiped out half of Europe's population. But not this shite that has been blown way out of proportion.
>> No. 21481 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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>> No. 21482 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 8:01 pm
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>>21481

Fucking hell, Phil Collins was hit hard by that depression lark.
>> No. 21483 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 8:02 pm
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>>21480

>People need a sense of perspective. The Bubonic Plague. THAT was a fucking epidemic. Wiped out half of Europe's population. But not this shite that has been blown way out of proportion.

The 1918 flu pandemic killed more people than the first world war. Coronavirus isn't the bubonic plague, but flu-like illness is still a big deal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
>> No. 21485 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 8:27 pm
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>>21483

The Spanish Flu only had a mortality rate of 2-3%, surely all those people that died were just making a big deal out of nothing. I bet they didn't even know to wash their hands the silly sods.

For reference, a 2.7% mortality rate is 1 in 37. I'm sure most of us know 36 people, at least in passing. Yes I'm aware that's not how percentages work, no I don't care.
>> No. 21486 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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>>21485

>For reference, a 2.7% mortality rate is 1 in 37. I'm sure most of us know 36 people

You're still assuming an infection rate of 100 percent of the population. That's indeed not how statistics work.

Cancer kills 30 percent of patients. That's almost one in three. I'm just going to hazard a guess that you know three people.
>> No. 21487 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:17 pm
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>>21486

Now if only cancer could be transmitted by breathing loudly.
>> No. 21488 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:35 pm
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>>21487

You could try it on the three people that you know.
>> No. 21489 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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>>21488

I would need cancer first, mind you I probably already have it from this conversation.
>> No. 21490 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:47 pm
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>>21489

Cancer spreading through image boards?

Interesting idea.
>> No. 21491 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:54 pm
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>>21490

The idea has been around for a while. Are you new to the internet?
>> No. 21492 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:56 pm
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>>21491

I guess sarcasm still doesn't spread well over the Internet.
>> No. 21493 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:56 pm
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>>21492

I apologise, I had no idea you were capable of wit.
>> No. 21494 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 12:09 am
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It's only skimming the oldies, nae bother.
>> No. 21495 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 12:57 pm
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Chinkmatelad here, work still won't let me go back in. I've spoken to the NHS and they've said it's bloody silly hysteria for what's clearly just a bit of flu but HR are still shitting themselves. I'm far more worried about what the cabin fever is doing to my flimsy sanity.
>> No. 21496 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 3:00 pm
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>>21495

I'm feeling a bit under myself, I think I am coming down with a cold or a flu the last two to three days. No cases of coronavirus have been reported here in Glasgow as yet, and I can't say I've spent much time among large groups of people or in public places in the last two weeks, so it's probably really just that.
>> No. 21498 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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>>21438

WHO let the virus out?
WHO-WHO-Wuhan!
WHO let the virus out??
>> No. 21499 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:14 pm
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For the latest up to date information this is informative:

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
>> No. 21500 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:52 pm
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>>21499
It looks like the thing we have to worry about most is people recovering.
>> No. 21501 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 10:41 pm
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>>21499
You're not the only one who finds it informative.

>>21500
The relatively low mortality is actually a reason to be concerned. It has already killed more people in a couple of months than much more deadly viral strains like SARS or avian flu have in decades because people infected people typically remain healthy enough to spread it.
>> No. 21502 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 11:09 pm
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Looks like face masks and rubber gloves are becoming a hot commodity. You even read stories around the web that hospitals are starting to struggle procuring them.

Nice porn name though.
>> No. 21505 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 12:56 pm
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So a lad said he had flu symptoms and I said he should see what official advice is (while well aware that the risk to his health is low) >>21431.

I return to the thread a few days later and a full blown cunt off has ensued about whether people are panicking unnecessarily, or causing panic unnecessarily, or whether washing hands is right or wrong. What the hell happened? If you think you've caught the novel coronavirus, it's not dangerous to you personally, but you should stay home from work and let the authorities know you have it. Honestly why is this a difficult or contentious thing?
>> No. 21506 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 1:27 pm
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>>21505

>a full blown cunt off has ensued

Welcome to .gs, ladm8.
>> No. 21507 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 10:46 pm
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I’ve got a really shitty feeling about this.
>> No. 21508 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>21507

It's probably coronavirus. Do you have a will?
>> No. 21509 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 11:15 pm
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>>21508
No, I’m exceedingly indifferent.
>> No. 21510 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 11:24 pm
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>>21508
It sounds more like dysentery.
>> No. 21514 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 10:23 pm
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I work for an investment bank.

We have entered mode: battle stations. After a disappointing period of Brexit market malaise and nobody in the market making any money, the virus has declared war on us. I bought 800 laptops today and quadrupled our internet capacity. We plan for many thousands of employees working from home and no movement. All banking and trading done from home. This is war lads.
>> No. 21515 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 10:32 pm
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>>21514
Oh nice to hear that a virus with a very slightly higher mortality rate than the flu is more important than the climate crisis which could have a mortality rate of up to 5 in 6.
>> No. 21516 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 10:46 pm
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>>21515
Oh Greta, the flu could kill us this week. The climate crisis is nothing to do with this. Also, think of all the people who won't be using transport to get to work during this period. win/win lass.
>> No. 21517 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 10:51 pm
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>>21516
>The climate crisis is nothing to do with this.

Climate change does actually makes it easier for diseases and the like to travel. Fun fact.
>> No. 21518 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 10:53 pm
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>>21517
Warm weather kills the virus. Truefacts.
>> No. 21519 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 11:00 pm
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Seems we've had out first home grown infection.
>> No. 21520 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 12:33 am
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I recall it being said a few years back that previously unknown viruses may be released from thawing ice/land as a consequence of climate change.
>> No. 21521 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:27 am
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>>21520
That's not what's happening.
>> No. 21522 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 6:45 am
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>>21518
Yeah, Sinagpore's really cold this time of year, which accounts for their cases.
>> No. 21524 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:36 pm
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Flights to Italy have become pretty cheap.

https://www.jet2.com/en/cheap-flights/glasgow/rome?from=2020-03-06&to=2020-03-13&adults=1&children&infants=0&preselect=true
>> No. 21525 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:41 pm
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>>21524
Bad link. And I don't know about cheap. Cheaper, probably.

https://www.kayak.co.uk/explore/BHX-anywhere?budget=99
>> No. 21526 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:11 pm
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>>21524
I think your link only works once you've got the right cookies from the start of the form, but yeah £35 ain't too shabby.
>> No. 21527 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:46 pm
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/27/coronavirus-pope-francis-sick-one-day-meeting-masked-ash-wednesday/

Right, so we're not praying our way out of this one lads. Burn your hijabs and instead put your faith in travelling salesmen with small tinctures of cure-alls.
>> No. 21528 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:49 pm
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>>21527
It surely won't be long before there's white smoke on the news again.
>> No. 21529 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:52 pm
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>>21528

Will civilisation last long enough to elect a new pope after this one goes?
>> No. 21530 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:54 pm
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>>21529
Civilisation will but we may need a fresh intake of new cardinals.
>> No. 21531 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:56 pm
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>>21530

Won't such a mass promotion of bishops leave the bishop level of the catholic church woefully short of devoted paedophiles though?
>> No. 21532 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:57 pm
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>>21525

Can airplanelad explain to us how you can possibly turn a profit on a £95 return ticket for a flight from Glasgow to Rome?
>> No. 21533 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 3:05 pm
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>>21532
You've started off with the assumption that every transaction a business engages in must be profitable and that's just not true.
>> No. 21534 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 3:19 pm
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>>21532

Not airplanelad, but:

Airlines don't really care about making a profit on each ticket, they care about making a profit on each flight. Filling an empty seat costs next to nothing in extra fuel, but it brings in money from the ticket sales, extras like speedy boarding or baggage charges and overpriced in-flight catering.

There's some fairly sophisticated mathematics involved in maximising the revenue from each flight, hence the seemingly inexplicable range of fares. Obviously they want to charge as much as possible for each ticket, but that's balanced against the desire to sell every seat on every flight.
>> No. 21535 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 3:53 pm
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>>21532

As otherlad has pointed out, not all passengers on a plane will be paying the same amount, it's all about getting a full load (actually an optimal load, which isn't necessarily full, but in the case of most short haul narrow body jets, it is)

As flights are booked in 'slots', whether that plane is full or completely empty, it still has to fly, or it will cost the company money in fines or potentially losing the slot forever. This is more likely in busier airports but it's a factor nonetheless, and obviously once a single passenger has booked the flight you're basically locked in if you want to avoid the huge EU compo you'd have to pay out for failing to fly them.

Nonetheless, even if every passenger did pay £95 each, that's still about 18 grand (jet2 use 737-800 with a capacity of 189) so nine grand per leg.

The last plane to do this exact flight planned for 8400 tonnes of fuel for the trip, so 16800 there and back. This is a high estimate for this trip, as it's rough weather at the moment and it's cold. Jet2 are also notorious for overestimating their flight durations to make it look like they're never late, so it might be a tonne or two less fuel used in reality on each trip. Jet Fuel can be extremely cheap, especially here up north and in Scotland, as cheap as 60p per litre, so it's entirely possible that £95 is close to breaking even, especially considering they'll take a couple of grand in the air on food and drink. (specific gravity of the fuel is about 0.79 if anyone wants to work out the actual cost, I don't want to)

Margins are tight in air travel anyway, there's a reason Jet2 are doing well at the moment when everyone else is fighting to stay alive - they also sell holidays, which is incredibly profitable compared to the planes. I'm sure Jet2 would be more than happy to take a loss on the flight if the flight is bringing them 100 resort patrons and package holiday booking fees along with it. I'd not be surprised if some regional flights of theirs are actually loss leaders for the holiday side, though it's pretty easy to make a 737 flight profitable as we've said.
>> No. 21536 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 4:00 pm
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>>21535

I should say that in the off-season, you do actually see these 189 capacity planes go out almost empty. I've seen as few as two passengers on an Alicante flight in the dead of winter, but cancelling flights just because they're undersold costs money in a lot of hidden ways. So it's still better to offer seats for £35 last minute.
>> No. 21537 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 4:06 pm
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>>21534
This. It is a game in which you dodge additional charges.

One of the last times I was on a plane I sat next to a pair of noisy cunts who evidently believed that they had successfully and cleverly robbed Easyjet by paying ~£20 for their tickets. His headphones were broken so he bought a replacement set in-flight, she bought some eye drops and they both had several miniature bottles of Jack and coke, etc etc. Point is, they acquired a few quid's worth of items, but they can't have had any change from £80.

Then there's always a few who've failed to take note of just how tiny the luggage allowance is, and they really do get properly fucked.

It's all this kind of behaviour that allows the low-cost airlines to remain profitable.
>> No. 21538 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 4:29 pm
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>>21537

I'm one of those passengers who refuses to get fucked over by airlines that way.

A lot of people want to treat themselves to a bit of luxury on their flight, because, hey, it's their holiday and they deserve it. But I personally stopped buying into it when Thomas Cook stopped serving free coffee refills and expected £2 from me for an underwhelming cup of black coffee. They also used to have a deal where you got a free sandwich if you'd booked your flight with them off a price comparison web site, I could never fully figure out how that came about, but on our flight to Greece two years ago, they suddenly asked £6 for a disappointing LTC sandwich. So I now generally make myself one dinner sized sandwich at home before a flight that I then put in my cabin luggage.

I also make sure my luggage weight stays within the exact given confines, so they aren't going to charge me extra and I will still have room in my suitcase for a few souvenirs. On a flight back from Majorca one year, I was 4kg overweight, and I paid something like 60 euros for it at the check in counter. So you really have to watch your suitcase weight.

So all in all, I'm really just a bare-bone customer for airlines. They get money off me for my ticket, but nothing else. And it's their fault if the £50 they then charge me one-way doesn't make them a profit. If you can't manage a flight from Glasgow to Santorini without buying something, then that's just poor planning and a lack of self discipline.
>> No. 21540 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:30 pm
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>>21538

You sound like one of those joyless bellends who celebrate because they feel like they've beaten the all you can eat buffet.
>> No. 21541 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:32 pm
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>>21538

>If you can't manage a flight from Glasgow to Santorini without buying something, then that's just poor planning and a lack of self discipline.

I was so shocked when cabin crew told me how much money they can take on a flight that long. It works out at something like £30 per head average spend, which is ludicrous. I truly don't understand why people want to drink on flights, let alone pay through the nose for it. There's an option on TUI to pre-order a bottle of champagne. Imagine spending forty five quid to drink shite bubbly on a 25 year old shitbox boeing on your way to Malaga.
>> No. 21542 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:37 pm
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>>21540

You sound like one of those joyless bellends who belittles others for trying to enjoy the small victories we can get in life.
>> No. 21543 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:42 pm
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>>21542

If making your own packed lunch in case you get peckish on a flight is your idea of a victory more power to you, lad.
>> No. 21544 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:46 pm
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>>21543
I mean at the end of the day he's not frivolously chucking money down the drain is he.
>> No. 21545 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 5:53 pm
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>>21544

It depends on how much you value your time, I guess. The only upside I can see to this is that a home-made sandwich is probably tastier and healthier than anything you can get in flight, and most things you can get at the airport before boarding.
>> No. 21546 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 6:42 pm
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>>21545

A cup of coffee to go in about a 250 ml paper cup was something like £3.50 in the departure lounge at Glasgow Airport last year. I know that you have no other way of getting a coffee once you're past the check in, but hat's really getting a bit much.
>> No. 21547 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 6:56 pm
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>>21546

You could always ask a passing airport worker to get you a coffee out of their machines. 30p a go.
>> No. 21548 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 7:26 pm
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People are actually packing their rice.

Went to Asda tonight and a number of shelves with durable staple foods like rice or pasta were completely sold out.
>> No. 21549 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 7:40 pm
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>>21548
It's just Big Staple pressuring the news to drum up fear.
>> No. 21550 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 7:43 pm
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>>21548

It's probably a good idea regardless of whether anything comes of coronavirus itself. When all the Vietnamese working in the paddies die off due to lack of whatever it is we do to keep people alive rice prices will shoot up.
>> No. 21551 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 7:47 pm
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>>21550

>When all the Vietnamese working in the paddies die off due to lack of whatever it is we do to keep people alive rice prices will shoot up.


So... buy rice now and then sell it for £20 a pack on eBay, similar to what people are doing with face masks now?
>> No. 21552 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 7:50 pm
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Germany's panicking https://twitter.com/quasimondo/status/1233458750566076416
>> No. 21553 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 8:05 pm
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>>21552

Doesn't quite seem in their nature.
>> No. 21554 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>21521
What is happening? Surely it can't actually be the bat soup, the chinese have been eating crazy shit for centuries (i imagine).
>> No. 21556 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 10:33 pm
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>>21551
Well, sure - if you want to be a profiteer. Better yet slowly build a stock so you can help your friends and neighbours at minimal cost. Best way to make a friend is to be a friend, and all that.
>> No. 21557 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 10:58 pm
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>>21556
But then you wouldn't be able to say you were "making a bigger killing than the coronavirus itself".
>> No. 21559 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 12:12 am
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>>21557

>"making a bigger killing than the coronavirus itself".

Which isn't hard to begin with.


>>21554

>Surely it can't actually be the bat soup, the chinese have been eating crazy shit for centuries

The Chinese started eating anything that's got four legs and isn't a table a few centuries ago when there was massive population growth and their agricultural technology was not equipped to feed them. Likewise, the wok was
invented because there was a firewood shortage in parts of the country and a wok meant you could prepare everything in one cooking vessel. Anyway, I guess between going hungry and eating bat soup, it sort of becomes a reasonable thing to eat.
>> No. 21560 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 7:17 am
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>>21559

Well that's where it came from, but now rural Chinese people tend to think it's healthy (through 'bad' understandings of traditional Chinese medicine). It's like it being normal to be told at Christmas dinner "your uncle has cooked an animal that he found, eat some because it's healthy".

My favourite thing I've heard about TCM is that if you eat a tiger's penis, your penis will become more powerful like a 'tiger-penis'.
>> No. 21561 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 9:30 am
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>>21560
I suppose if you had a tiny Chink dick you'd get into desperate measures.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 21562 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 12:28 pm
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>>21561

Cinese food.

Literally the dog's bollocks.
>> No. 21565 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 2:11 pm
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>It's like it being normal to be told at Christmas dinner "your uncle has cooked an animal that he found, eat some because it's healthy"
>> No. 21566 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 2:15 pm
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>>21565

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Roadkill-Cookbook-B-Peterson/dp/0898152003/
>> No. 21567 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 3:51 pm
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>>21566
I mean, I've trapped and eaten squirrels before now, back when I lived in the countryside. No shortage of them, they're piss-easy to catch and they're pretty tasty in a stew. Pretty sure I remember another lad here saying the same, and for rabbits (which are tastier, admittedly, and a lot less aggressive; squirrels are right nasty cunts when they're trapped).
>> No. 21569 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 9:34 pm
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>>21567

I like rabbit. Very tender, light coloured meat. Bit like chicken really.

My grandparents bred their own rabbits in their back garden when I was a weelad. Bit sad though when you went there and they told you that the rabbit you enjoyed playing with the last time had since ended up in a stew.
>> No. 21570 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:07 pm
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>>21569
Rabbit like chicken? It's pretty fucking gamey.
>> No. 21571 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:07 pm
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>>21569

On holiday once the hotel served up rabbit for dinner. It struck me that if any of the families gumbling about the "chicken" being a bit dry could read Spanish they'd have been having a fit.
>> No. 21572 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:14 pm
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I just realised that standard lamps are called that not because they're just standard but because they're standards like the flags.
>> No. 21573 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:19 pm
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>>21572

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqmd39GdDww
>> No. 21574 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:28 pm
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>>21573
Are you an algorithm recommending me content based keywords?
>> No. 21575 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 10:40 pm
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>>21574
How dare you call me an algorithm. I have no strong opinion about Al Gore and I definitely have no rhythm.
>> No. 21576 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 11:02 pm
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>>21571

In their defence, if my school spanish isn't betraying me, "conejo" is the word for rabbit in Spanish.

Yep, just looked it up.

If you barely know enough Spanish to order a cerveza, then I guess with your eyes half closed, "conejo" can sort of look like some weird Catalan dialect word for chicken.

Catalunya and Majorca are actually regions famed for their savoury rabbit dishes, btw.
>> No. 21577 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 11:05 pm
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>>21576
> Catalunya and Majorca are actually regions famed for their savoury rabbit dishes, btw.

It was in Palma de Majorca, incidentally.

I don't speak fantastic Spanish (I can muddle through and probably wouldn't die if abandoned in Spanish speaking country) but I do know rabbit when I taste it.
>> No. 21578 Anonymous
1st March 2020
Sunday 11:49 pm
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>>21577

I had two years of Spanish in school, I was good at it but can't say I am fluent by any measure, but it has proved enough to impress an ex or two on holidays together in Spain. You bump yourself up a few notches on the hero boyfriend scale if you're a lad who can negotiate a hire car at the airport in Spanish or make small talk while checking into the hotel, I have found.
>> No. 21579 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 12:24 pm
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>Widespread transmission of coronavirus in the UK is now "highly likely", Public Health England (PHE) has said. Medical Director Prof Paul Cosford said the country must be prepared.

>The prime minister will chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later, after the number of UK coronavirus cases jumped to 36. Senior ministers and health advisers will be told that the virus will present a "significant challenge". The official government plan on how to tackle the spread of the virus will be finalised and signed off at the talks.

>Last week concerns about the outbreak wiped more than $5tn from global stocks. But prices in Asia began to rise on Monday after Japan's central bank promised to take action to support the markets. The government has said its plan if the outbreak worsens could include asking newly-retired doctors and nurses to return to the NHS.

>People could also be urged to work from home - and closing schools and cancelling major public events have also not been ruled out. "There now seems little doubt that it will present a significant challenge for our country," Mr Johnson is expected to tell the meeting, which will involve the UK's chief medical adviser as well as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

>The government has also set up a "war room" in the Cabinet Office to roll out a public health campaign encouraging people to wash their hands for 20 seconds or more.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51700604

TAKE US TO TEACON 4
>> No. 21580 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 12:43 pm
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>>21578

I mean if you're already at the stage of taking them to Spain, I would seriously hope you're past the stage of needing little things like authentic local lingo to help get her knickers off.
>> No. 21581 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 12:45 pm
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>>21580
Spoken like someone who has no experience of a real life relationship dynamic.
>> No. 21582 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 5:09 pm
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>>21581

This. It really can't hurt to maintain your desirability in the eyes of your long-term partner. And it can often be the little things, like having a chat in Spanish at the hire car booth and thus appearing like a lad who finds his way in the world.
>> No. 21583 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 8:18 pm
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>>21582

Erm, sorry lads, but I disagree. Impressing her by knowing a bit of Spanish is very definitely the sort of thing you should only care about in the first few months of dating, not when you're established enough to be going on holiday together. You should already be deep in the "comfortable enough to openly fart in front of each other" phase by then.

That's not to say you shouldn't put in the effort to keep each other interested, but if talking to a waiter in Spanish is what does that it's more than a little bit sad. You're ordering a pair of drinks, it's not like you're negotiating passage with a Himalayan shirpa.
>> No. 21584 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 8:42 pm
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>>21583

As often as not, long-term relationships die of boredom. Once a woman thinks that she knows everything about you, then you're headed for infidelity and/or a breakup. Little surprises about you hint at hidden depths, they maintain a little bit of intrigue. It's not the fact that you can speak a bit of Spanish, but the fact that there's more to you than meets the eye.
>> No. 21585 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 8:51 pm
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>>21584

Not him but I couldn't imagine going on holiday with a bird who didn't know what languages I speak. Surely that kind of thing comes up in the first couple of weeks of getting to know someone? Sure if it's a bit of rusty tourist French/Spanish you learned at secondary school I might understand that you simply wouldn't bother mentioning it, but if you have any sort of fluency in a language then there's usually at least a semi-interesting story to go with that that'd probably come up in conversation before you're ready to go on holiday together.

On the other hand, maybe I'm just an insecure cunt who throws out all of my "top interesting facts about me" as soon as possible in order to get my dick wet before she realises who I really am.
>> No. 21586 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 9:26 pm
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>>21585

It's not about her not knowing you speak spanish, it's about watching you use it.

Women like watching blokes do stuff like build a table or order beers in spanish or reverse into a parking space. It's practical stuff that makes their fanny custard squelch.
>> No. 21587 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 9:42 pm
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>>21586

In my experience what makes their fanny custard squelch is a nice cold bottle of SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD.
>> No. 21588 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 9:44 pm
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>>21583
>You should already be deep in the "comfortable enough to openly fart in front of each other" phase by then.

Park the Spanish for a second, as a guy I don't mind farting at all but if you ask me lasses won't comfortably fart for at least a year. A jolly to Spain can meanwhile happen at 4-6 months depending on the length of stay.

The toilets are powerful in hotels as well so you can have your first discreet shit without worry you'll have a log that won't flush on the first go.
>> No. 21589 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 11:43 pm
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>>21584

Honestly mate, I don't mean this in a condescending way, but I think this says more about you and the type of birds you go for than it does the dynamics of long term relationships.

After a couple of years you more or less know all there is to know about each other, and anything you don't is just trivial background shite that doesn't actually matter. Either that or you're pretending to be way deeper than any real human actually is.

I will grant that some of you are clearly comfortable going abroad with somebody earlier in a relationship than I ever would, so fair play you might be still at that stage where it's relevant. You lads seem to have differing priorities which is fair enough, but I'd never trap myself abroad with a lass I've only known for a few months. It's like a bite size taste tester of what it would be like to live with them, except you have all the stress of travelling to amplify any potential rows.

You can't fully relax and enjoy it because in the back of your mind you know you're still in that phase where you have to maintain a good impression at all times.
>> No. 21591 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:54 am
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>>21585

>Not him but I couldn't imagine going on holiday with a bird who didn't know what languages I speak. Surely that kind of thing comes up in the first couple of weeks of getting to know someone? Sure if it's a bit of rusty tourist French/Spanish you learned at secondary school I might understand that you simply wouldn't bother mentioning it, but if you have any sort of fluency in a language then there's usually at least a semi-interesting story to go with that that'd probably come up in conversation before you're ready to go on holiday together.


It's one thing to tell your new girlfriend that you had two years of Spanish in school. I'm not sure I did or if it's something that came up in any way while we were still getting to know each other. But I also had many years of history in school and wouldn't think of that as noteworthy information to tell somebody in the earlier stages of a relationship.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and even if your girlfriend knows you had two years of Spanish in school, seeing you actually use that ability, and with good success, is a different matter.

Also, don't underestimate women. They ask themselves nearly every day if they've made the right choice with you. Most of the time, if you're lucky, they'll think they did. But it can't hurt to give them something to remember for the days when they don't. Women are aces at remembering these little details even years later, as anybody can attest to who has ever been in an argument with their girlfriend or wife.
>> No. 21592 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 12:06 pm
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Given this illness is killing everyone over 50 can you remember to give me admin privileges before you drop dead? The site doesn’t have to die too.
>> No. 21593 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 12:17 pm
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>>21592

Purps is a machine that survives only on vegan red wine and cigs, he will outlive us all.
>> No. 21594 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 12:34 pm
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>>21593
Damn, eight years on a secret Chinese bio-weapon research base, all for nought. Dad was right, I should have become a software dev.
>> No. 21596 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 12:48 pm
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In my experience, once a woman has made her mind up about you, she's pretty sure about herself. You have to show some serious neglect and general poor treatment to get them second guessing.

If they're like that from the off, it means they never made their mind up about you in the first place. Usually those ones are the type of bird who sees their relationships more like a career ladder than a permanent prospect- as long as nothing better comes along, they'll be happy where they are, but as soon as they feel like they might be able to score an upgrade you're in trouble.

Those of us who don't date psychopaths and know how to make a woman cum don't find ourselves needing to worry about these sorts of things. I think you're displaying quite a negative perception of women in general to be honest lad.
>> No. 21597 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 1:19 pm
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>>21596

>I think you're displaying quite a negative perception of women in general to be honest lad.

And there it is, "your opinion is bad, change it or you're an -ist." Well I've got news for you chum, I think both you and otherlad are tossers when it comes to your perception of women, but you're the bigger cunt of the two for dropping all pretence at debate and dropping that condemnation in there to silence all opposition to your viewpoint.
>> No. 21598 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 1:49 pm
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>>21597

He didn't say that but any excuse to throw the chess board on the floor when you're losing, eh?
>> No. 21599 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 2:14 pm
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>>21598

I am so very fucking triggered by the idea that one may lose a discussion.
>> No. 21600 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 2:17 pm
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>>21597

>And there it is, "your opinion is bad, change it or you're an -ist."


Somebody on here has some sense.
>> No. 21601 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 4:28 pm
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>>21599
>you're the bigger cunt of the two for dropping all pretence at debate
>dropping all pretence at debate
>at debate
>discussion
>debate
>> No. 21602 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 4:32 pm
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>>21601

There are a few lads on here for whom life is an eternal day at the university debating club. I imagine they show their glorious debate wining posts on a site whose original name was "shedchan" to their birds in order to answer that nagging question all women have every day "did I really agree to marry this prick?".
>> No. 21603 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 5:03 pm
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>>21597
What an interesting post. You've just got annoyed at something you imagined, but it's telling that your mind went straight there.
>> No. 21604 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 6:04 pm
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>>21603

>but it's telling that your mind went straight there.

No it isn't or you would have said what it told rather than merely alluding to it to cement your superiority in your own mind.
>> No. 21605 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 6:06 pm
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>>21597

I didn't call you a sexist, lad. Nor am I attempting to silence you. Neither have I called for you to change your opinion.

I'm simply saying you aren't in a position to be making generalisations, when you're the one who's so shit in bed you need to charm them with linguistics to stop them getting bored of you.
>> No. 21606 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 6:12 pm
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>>21605

I'm of the opinion that you're mistaking me for someone else, although since the lad you think you're replying to and myself are both better at keeping hold of women than you I can see how it would be an easy mistake to make.
>> No. 21607 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 6:17 pm
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>>21605



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>>21606
>I'm of the opinion that you're mistaking me for someone else

Quite. For what it's worth, I'm linguistics lad.

>better at keeping hold of women than you

Erm... I guess you just become more of a realist about your chances.

Hint: they usually increase if you make an effort. And if they don't, your relationship may already be too far gone.
>> No. 21608 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 6:35 pm
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I'll let you off then mate, that was only intended to be a burn directed at definitely-not-sexist-lad; who I had assumed to be the same lad who posted the "never underestimate women" spiel.

All I'll say is that I'm in a successful relationship at present and nobody is suggesting you can stop putting effort into a relationship after a point. The original contention is that if speaking Spanish at a waiter is what does it, you have other issues. Whatever works for you, I mean, but you have to admit it's a bit sad.

I mean, just saying, but the kind of thing that keeps my missus interested is suggesting an exciting new spot to go and have risky voyeuristic public sex. I doubt my very manly ability to successfully engage in small talk with the plumber last week was a contributing factor to the sex we had that night.
>> No. 21609 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:00 pm
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>>21608

A shocking new survey done by the Daily Mail has revealed that not all women equate the same activities with excitement, but that all women require excitement in their lives. Your freaky sex adventures are the exact same mechanism as speaking Spanish to a waiter but with a different flavour. Either both are sad or neither are. They're simply the mechanics of keeping your bird doing the horizontal jog on your knob and not some other bloke's.
>> No. 21610 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:06 pm
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>> No. 21611 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:08 pm
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>>21610

Would dying of WuFlu impress one's missus and if so would it be impressing her in a sad way?
>> No. 21612 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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>>21610

I'm quite impressed with the Italians, a couple of them have managed to go to China and give the virus back to the Chinese.

The more I learn about Italy the more chaotic it seems. It's nigh impossible to fire someone and you can't work in an office without a degree. They even have this thing called a 'hit of air' which is a medical affliction that can happen to anyone- it's quite normal to go to the doctor about it, and the doctor will take it seriously. It only happens with cold air, and no one can explain to me why British people don't get hit by air (when it's colder here). Maybe it only happens if your nation was once facist.
>> No. 21613 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:14 pm
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>>21609
> Your freaky sex adventures are the exact same mechanism as speaking Spanish to a waiter but with a different flavour. Either both are sad or neither are.

If a bird finds watching a bloke order beer in Spanish to be anywhere near the same level of adrenaline inducing as having sex in public then I have to assume they have one hell of a weird kink going on.

Some people get their rocks off dressing up in fursuits, others by watching beer be ordered in one of the world's most commonly spoken languages. Hey, it'd be an odd world if we were all alike.
>> No. 21614 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>>21611

No lad, asking for antibiotics in Mandarin will have her frothing at the gash though.
>> No. 21615 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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>>21613

I'm unable to comprehend the idea of people enjoying Love Island or Crufts or Stephen Fry but I know these people exist and they find it similarly incomprehensible how I derive enjoyment from painting small model monsters or arguing with tosspots on shedchan no matter how much I force them to read my posts. I am immersed in merriment at the notion that your only idea of how women arrive at pleasure is being fucked in weird places and that women who are impressed by less sexual things are the ones with the weird kink.

So long and thanks for all the mirth.
>> No. 21616 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:32 pm
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>>21615

You should probably stick to showing off your stellar reading comprehension instead.

Sigh.
>> No. 21617 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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>>21616

STELLAAAAA
>> No. 21618 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 8:36 pm
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>>21609

You can appeal to relativity all you like, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say the bird who gets damp watching the beers ordered in Spanish is what we intellectuals would refer to as a "basic bitch", probably called Tracey, and by all accounts good mates with Gemma from HR.

The one who spends the week looking forward to having a shag in a new and exotic restaurant toilet on the other hand, is much more likely to have a Fetlife profile, listen to obscure bands you haven't heard of yet, and generally not bore you to death after a year and a half.

To each their own I suppose.
>> No. 21620 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 8:46 pm
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>>21618

Fun as public sex can be it's not really the sign of refinement and taste you're defending it as, being basically just dogging for people who don't have cars.
>> No. 21621 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:03 pm
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>>21618

>The one who spends the week looking forward to having a shag in a new and exotic restaurant toilet on the other hand, 

You obviously have no idea how disgusting toilets can be at holiday destinations, like Spain. You would think that a chippie toilet in the rough part of Blackpool is about as bad as it can get, but you would be wrong.
>> No. 21622 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:04 pm
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>>21620
> being basically just dogging for people who don't have cars.

Dogging is going out with the express purpose of having sex in front of other people who've gone to the exact same spot with the express purpose of watching other people have sex. It's more or less a tamer form of swingers club, and is roughly in the same sphere of interest.

"Sex in public" is having sex somewhere where there's no direct chance of being seen but you have the ever-present thrill that you might get caught. Think of when you used to finger your girlfriend in the back of the car when one of her parents was driving; very low risk of getting caught but very high thrill factor.
>> No. 21623 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:27 pm
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>>21622

You always got caught, it's just not the done thing to say anything. The smell gives it away.
>> No. 21624 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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If I had to choose between a lass who spoke Spanish and a lass into public sex I think I'd go with the former.
>> No. 21625 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:41 pm
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>>21623

Having a whiff of SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD and dried spunk about you is one thing, someone banging on the toilet door and demanding you come out right this instant is quite another.
>> No. 21626 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:41 pm
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>>21624

Can you explain how and why we're being forced to make this decision?
>> No. 21627 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:44 pm
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>>21624

Don't do yourself a disservice m8, get yourself a lass who does both.
>> No. 21628 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:53 pm
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I'm starting to get the feeling this entire branch of the conversation was not entirely organic. Not in the way Big Capcom has been shilling here recently mind, I just think one of the lads really wanted to let us know his bird was well in to being done up the shitter by strangers in public toilets.
>> No. 21629 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:02 pm
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>>21626
I can't. I kind of drift in and out of this sort of thing.
>> No. 21630 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:10 pm
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>>21625

>SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD

What exactly is this a word filter for?

Don't tell me it's coronavirus
>> No. 21631 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:12 pm
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>>21630

It's for SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD.
>> No. 21632 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:17 pm
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>>21628

>his bird was well in to being done up the shitter by strangers in public toilets

Who isn't into that, though, honestly?

This particular tangent has made me think though- It can't be a coincidence that lads who exhibit salmon poacher-esque opinions always seem to have a taste in the most bland, conventionally attractive vanilla lasses who will invariably do your head in. Maybe it's a self-perpetuating cycle.
>> No. 21633 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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>>21632

>the most bland, conventionally attractive vanilla lasses who will invariably do your head in.

Normal is awful. Only weirdos may apply to sit on this magnificent cock. You're not wrong but you're a fucking knob about it.

I think it's time we get back to reasonable Covid-19 discussion. So we're all going to die. Should we do a shedpool so the last one of us standing inherits the sheds of all the others?
>> No. 21634 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:45 pm
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>>21633

You think this thread is going weird? Wait until we're all quarantined in our sheds and posting on here 18 hours a day. /IQ/ will be a single running joke about no one being able to pop down the shops and the resting actors thread will be in hot debate about exactly how much hand sanitizer you can drink before you actually go blind.
>> No. 21635 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:45 pm
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>>21633
Bagsie SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARDshill's lifetime supply stash. I've heard a healthy, SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARDified diet is the only true way to stay safe from Corvid-19.
>> No. 21636 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>>21632
>salmon poacher-esque opinions
Hold on, that's not a word filter for anything.
>> No. 21637 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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>>21636

I think it's probably a filter for salmon poacher-esque.
>> No. 21638 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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>>21636

Anything.

Time will tell if you're right.
>> No. 21639 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:10 pm
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>>21634

>quarantined in our sheds and posting on here 18 hours a day

That sounds like both THE DREAM and an incredible nightmare.
>> No. 21640 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:22 pm
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>>21639

I don't have a toilet in my shed.
>> No. 21641 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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>>21640
Do you have a bucket or an at least half-empty can of paint?
>> No. 21642 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:36 pm
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>>21641

Are you suggesting I paint my arsehole over so I don't shit during the inevitable ITZ? I tried that at a leather party in the 80s. The results are not good.
>> No. 21643 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 12:04 am
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>>21642

Shitting in a can of pure white paint should make a nice bahama beige when stirred properly.

Or even peach if you had spaghetti with tomato sauce the day before.
>> No. 21644 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 12:08 am
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>>21643

I'm not sure the missus would approve of bahama beige living room walls when ITZ is over and done with and I'm not capable of navigating the B&Q paint kiosk dialogue tree again, it was a nightmare the first time so imagine what it will be like when they have all new staff after ITZ.

Bollocks, I just realised I shouldn't have bought all that food, I should have gotten a lifetime supply of paint.
>> No. 21645 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 12:57 am
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>>21643
You are using too much sauce in your pasta dishes and I can't stand people like you, if I had my way you'd all be living on concrete platforms in the North Sea, away from the civilised folk and finally allowing me to attain a sense of peace and harmony in this world.
>> No. 21646 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:01 am
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>>21645

Does that kind of venom impress you missus? I need to know, I'm running out of languages. Hotels which speak Papa New Guinean are few and far between.
>> No. 21647 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:10 am
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>>21645

It's jarred sauce as well mate.

Jarred sauce.
>> No. 21648 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:11 am
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>>21646
I haven't been part of this discussion, I just hate sloppy pasta. Don't even talk to me about sauces that are still watery, Christ.
>> No. 21649 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:13 am
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>>21648

>4 cups water
>1 bay leaf (time of addition not included)
>> No. 21651 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:43 am
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>>21649
That's just bad tea, getting upset about that is someone else's wheelhouse.
>> No. 21652 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 1:55 am
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>>21651

Allow me to rephrase.

>[...]
>4 cups water
>1 bay leaf (time of addition not included)
>> No. 21653 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:43 am
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>>21645

>you'd all be living on concrete platforms in the North Sea, away from the civilised folk

That doesn't sound like a punishment at all to me.

Just let me bring my fishing rods and equipment, and I'll be golden.
>> No. 21654 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 6:40 pm
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Coronavirus is no match for going around with a tub on your head.
>> No. 21655 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 6:42 pm
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This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
>> No. 21656 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 6:54 pm
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>>21655

The scarf is too perfect.
>> No. 21657 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 7:28 pm
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>>21655

That lady really needs to clean her box.
>> No. 21658 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 7:31 pm
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>>21655


Is this some unfunny performance art, or are people actually donning plastic tubs as headgear now when using public transportation?

I wouldn't know, I still go by car everywhere that I need to go. I find public transportation disgusting enough as it is, even without a pretend pandemic on our hands.
>> No. 21659 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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>>21658
Yes.
>> No. 21660 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 7:39 pm
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>>21659

Every little helps!
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4th March 2020
Wednesday 7:48 pm
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>>21655

That bloke in the parka giving it the U WOT M8
>> No. 21662 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 8:05 pm
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Meanwhile in the local rag.
>> No. 21663 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:09 pm
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>>21659

Honestly, if we panic like that because of a relatively benign virus that's only marginally more nasty than the seasonal flu, what are we going to do if something really actually lethal, similar to the bubonic plague comes along. Like ebola or something. Ebola kills nine out of ten patients dead.

What we're experiencing right now is almost literally nothing.


>>21662

They'll probably tell us to go hide in an underground nuclear bunker if ebola really ever hits the UK.
>> No. 21664 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:17 pm
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>>21663

>only marginally more nasty than the seasonal flu

A lot of people earlier in the thread were posting statistics showing it's nowhere near as lethal as seasonal flu. Do you have data to back up your claim that it's worse than seasonal flu?

>>21420
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>>21477

M.D. in Private Eye just told me it's not going to kill as many people as smoking and that I should just keep washing my hands in that self satisfied smug tone that can only come from having a small cock, and he's a doctor so I'm taking his word over yours for now.
>> No. 21665 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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>>21664
I'd take what's in the Eye with a pinch of salt.
>> No. 21666 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:49 pm
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>>21663

>Honestly, if we panic like that because of a relatively benign virus that's only marginally more nasty than the seasonal flu, what are we going to do if something really actually lethal, similar to the bubonic plague comes along. Like ebola or something. Ebola kills nine out of ten patients dead.

The overall death rate for Covid-19 is ~1% - at least ten times greater than the flu - but it's very unevenly distributed. The death rate for under-40s is less than 0.2%, while the death rate for over-80s is ~15%. Part of the reason why Covid-19 hasn't been particularly deadly so far is that Wuhan (like most of urban China) has a very young population and very few elderly people.

The impact of a major outbreak would be much more severe in a western country with an ageing population and much more severe than seasonal flu, partly because Covid-19 is in fact significantly deadlier but mostly because we have no vaccine. If you look after elderly relatives or have professional contact with old people, you really should be quite concerned about Covid-19.

Ebola has a ~50% death rate, but it's not very infectious. You can't catch ebola from coughs, sneezes or mucky doorknobs - you need direct contact with bodily fluids. Ebola is only significantly infectious when people are showing symptoms and there are almost no non-symptomatic carriers, so it's very easy for a developed country to identify and quarantine carriers.

>>21664

>A lot of people earlier in the thread were posting statistics showing it's nowhere near as lethal as seasonal flu. Do you have data to back up your claim that it's worse than seasonal flu?

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html
>> No. 21667 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:52 pm
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>>21663

The fortunate thing about ebola is that it kills people dead so effectively it never has a chance to properly spread. The only reason it spreads in Africa is because they insist on doing silly bugger shit like leaving their dead relatives on the kitchen table for a week and inviting the entire family over to come kiss them goodbye. If it broke out in London for example, it would spread rapidly at first but burn itself out extremely quickly.

Coronavirus is an incredibly mild infection at best, but it's better to be cautious at least when we know so little about it. The worry is that if someone thinks they've corona-proofed themselves with a home-made Tesco bag hazmat suit, they'll neglect the hand hygiene that really DOES help prevent spreading it.

But really where I wanted to go with this post is to say that moderately deadly, but highly transmissible diseases are what we really want to worry about, in terms of bringing about ITZ. The ones that burn slowly but keep on circulating are what would most likely get us in the end, gradually mutating and recirculating every time we reach herd immunity point. That's why flu has been around forever, and why bird flu was potentially worrying for a bit.

This coronavirus has just been a big clusterfuck because of the news banging on about it and scaremongering. You can tell the legacy media is in its death throes honestly.
>> No. 21668 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 9:55 pm
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>>21666

You're right, the coronavirus seems to be at least 10x more deadly than seasonal flu. I would be embarrassed if I had said seasonal flu was worse than coronavirus.
>> No. 21669 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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>>21666

A one-percent death rate honestly isn't much. Yes, mathematically, that makes it ten times more lethal than a strain of common flu virus. But we're not talking fifty percent death rate over five percent, but 1 percent over 0.1 percent.

And I agree that the news media scaremongering is worse than the virus can ever possibly be. You'd honestly be forgiven for thinking we're in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. What's particularly pathetic is that the media are treating each handful of new cases in some village in Italy or Germany like they've all got the fucking plague. It still pays to look at the estimated numbers of current influenza infections, which still outnumber the current known coronavirus infections by a factor of about 100 to 1. And most flu viruses are just about as easily spread as Covid-19.
>> No. 21670 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:16 pm
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>>21666
>Part of the reason why Covid-19 hasn't been particularly deadly so far is that Wuhan (like most of urban China) has a very young population and very few elderly people.

The figures coming out of China are highly dubious to say the least.
>> No. 21671 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:19 pm
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>>21669

Why are you doing this?
>> No. 21672 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:28 pm
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>>21671

I'm not trying to play down the fact that yes, some people die and have died from Covid-19. But they're not dropping like flies, like the news media would have you believe.

By and large, you are many times more likely to die from a whole host of other diseases and illnesses, but nobody's going all "ehmygerd we's all gonna die" about it.

Life is inherently dangerous. Just look at all the tragedies and accidents on the news every day. But Covid-19 simply does not raise your probability to die very soon by a significant statistical magnitude, at least compared to everything else you can suddenly die from.

And it's a known fact that the elderly can very easily die just as well from a seasonal flu. When you're 80, your immune system just isn't what it used to be. American comedian Joan Rivers once said, from a certain age, any cause of death is natural. Even if you get run over by a bus in the street.
>> No. 21673 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:30 pm
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>>21672

>It still pays to look at the estimated numbers of current influenza infections, which still outnumber the current known coronavirus infections by a factor of about 100 to 1.

I mean this in particular. While it may be the truth it's incredibly intellectually dishonest. You must know that as you seem reasonably intelligent but you're doing it anyway. Why?
>> No. 21674 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:38 pm
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>>21673

What point are you trying to make? What's intellectually dishonest about that? Are you that nutter from last week who wouldn't stop banging on about people saying it wouldn't spread out of China?

Perspective matters. There are seven billion of us on this planet. The number of people Coronavirus has killed so far would barely fill the away supporter stand at most football stadiums. The precautions we are taking are, arguably, massive overkill, and yet we're taking them anyway. What more do you want?
>> No. 21675 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:42 pm
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>>21669

In the whole of 2019, there were 603,347 deaths recorded in the UK. 1% of the UK population is 664,355. It's obviously unlikely that literally everyone will catch Covid-19, but the 1% death rate could become significantly higher if the health system is overwhelmed. We've already got queues of ambulances outside A&E and patients waiting in the corridors, so there's really very little left in the tank to deal with a major incident. The knock-on disruption to the health service could be just as damaging as the virus itself.

It's not rice-packing time, but this could be a spectacularly shit year for the elderly.
>> No. 21676 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:43 pm
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>>21674

We're projecting a worst case scenario infection rate of 80% in the UK, with a low end estimate at 40% yet here you are banging on about how only a few people are infected right now therefore speculation is irrelevant. I want to know why you're ignoring projections. Even if you're not aware of the projections you absolutely must know that illnesses spread over time. The number of infected now is not the number of infected tomorrow. Are you just thick or summat?
>> No. 21677 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:52 pm
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>>21676

Yep, it's the same nutter.
>> No. 21678 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 10:52 pm
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>>21672

>And it's a known fact that the elderly can very easily die just as well from a seasonal flu.

Most elderly people don't get seasonal flu, because most elderly people are vaccinated every year. There is no vaccine for Covid-19 and we don't expect to have one for at least 18 months.

>>21674

>The number of people Coronavirus has killed so far would barely fill the away supporter stand at most football stadiums.

The key part of that sentence is so far. Exponential growth is a motherfucker.
>> No. 21679 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 11:04 pm
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>>21676

> I want to know why you're ignoring projections

Not him, but they're just projections, and projections can be wrong, even at the lower end. And all the containment and isolation measures that are being undertaken only prevent people known to have the virus from keeping spreading it. It does not help the few dozens of people that that person may have already infected before they were diagnosed.

And with that in mind, especially if you factor in the observation that quite a few people don't seem to show any noteworthy symptoms and are therefore blissfully unaware that they even have the virus at present, it's entirely possible that 40 percent of the population in some countries are already infected. And yet, the dead are still only counted by the handfuls.


It's one thing to take a virus seriously that's ten times nastier than the common seasonal flu in its death toll. But even so, you have to keep a sense of perspective, and fucking. go. easy. on all the alarmism. And I am sure that that is also the point of all the otherlads here who refuse to panic.
>> No. 21680 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 11:06 pm
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>>21675

Everyone talking about mortality percentage is wrong. It's not 1%, not even close. These percentages reported by the news are calculated by people with no training in medical statistics and no expert wants to correct them for fear of causing panic.

If we have a disease which takes 21 days to kill its host then anyone infected 20 or less days ago counts as infected but not dead. If you then calculate the percentage of dead people compared to infected people of course you're going to get a piddling number like 1%, but over the next 20 days your cohort of infected people will die off. Fortunately due to exponential growth you have a new cohort of not dead infected people so your percentage figure still looks low. You may have worked out by now that when the wave of illnesses pass we will get an accurate percentage much higher than 1%. Fortunately we do not need to wait or do anything complicated with adjusting figures we have a quick and easy way to calculate the mortality rate.

You simply compare the number of recovered people to the number of dead people. That's it. Unfortunately nobody is putting out those figures because they want to avoid a panic. Everyone saying the media is creating fear is wrong, while the media is certainly putting out some fear they're not dropping the absolute fear nuke they could drop which I'm sure they're aware of. It would be trivial for a journalist to get hold of the recovered vs dead figures and calculate the real mortality rate. The country would implode in a heartbeat if they did so.

But here's the real fear factor. The death rate in Iran is through the roof. Why? They don't have good medical facilities. But we do! I hear you cry. Quite. We do until our facilities are stuffed and ready to burst, then you're not getting a hospital bed. The way triage systems work is to provide care for the most critical patients, the ones likely to die anyway. The people who have severe but not critical symptoms will be left out in the cold, these are the people who need the most care as they have a chance of surviving. Unless we change our triage system right quick we're going to see a lot of unnecessary deaths because we will take the most violently ill people and treat them, but they will die in large numbers regardless of clinical care. If you develop severe symptoms, pretend to be critical or risk being given sub-par care.
>> No. 21681 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 11:10 pm
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>>21679

Then why didn't he say so in the first place rather than acting like the number of infected people was a static figure that will not change tomorrow? I think you're being generous in your assessment. I think he's just thick.
>> No. 21682 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 11:26 pm
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>>21680

With that in mind, we then still should have seen a disproportionate number of fatalities in China already, where the virus did pop up as many as two months ago. You already have plenty of people who have recovered there, as recovery time has been observed to be largely the same as from a seasonal flu. And yet, the calculated death rate isn't soaring but still hovering around 1-3 percent.
>> No. 21683 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 11:32 pm
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>>21682

As I said, the Chinese reported 5% in Wuhan itself where it started, 3% in the Hubei province where it initially spread and less than 1% in the outlying villages where it has only relatively recently reached. So yes, we are seeing a disproportionate number of fatalities in China.

The numbers from Iran are much higher, though Iran itself disputes them and called the BBC liars for their report on the issue. I wonder what a BBC investigation would show the real Chinese figures as.

Even if you're right (you're not) the difference between 1% and 3% is huge.
>> No. 21684 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 1:28 am
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Well, fair enough, even if the statistics point to it being far worse than everyone thinks and it's a worst case scenario, you're still broadly more likely to die in a road accident or cancer.

We need a load of oldies to die anyway. There's a housing crisis if you hadn't heard. Maybe I'm deliberately downplaying the severity of the outbreak with a view to exactly that outcome.
>> No. 21685 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:05 am
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>>21684

Road accidents and cancer aren't often infectious though, are they?
>> No. 21686 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:08 am
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>>21684
>We need a load of oldies to die anyway. There's a housing crisis if you hadn't heard.

>Number of empty homes in England rises to more than 216,000
>> No. 21687 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:17 am
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Dampening down hysteria is an important part of fighting an outbreak like this. Nobody is downplaying the severity of the potential spread, but it is remarkably important to make sure people don't resort to things like panic buying, because that puts a strain on resources when they are actually needed.

Thanks to the media and cock-ends like the doomsayers in this thread, we've already failed at that. People behaving in irrational ways in any public crisis are one of the biggest dangers, you see it in floods, earthquakes, etc. Remember the ebola outbreak where people were attacking health care workers because of conspiracy theories that they were actually the ones spreading it?

I can't stress how important it is that everybody calm the fuck down. Imagine I posted that one iconic wartime poster alongside this, only it says "KEEP CALM and WASH YOUR HANDS"
>> No. 21688 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:22 am
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>>21687
I don't see why everyone's panic buying anyway, don't you already have Brexit stockpiles?
>> No. 21689 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:30 am
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I'm stockpiling red diesel. Bathtub's full now.
>> No. 21690 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:54 am
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>>21689
I've been stockpiling brown diesel for months. Bathtub's overflowing.
>> No. 21691 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 12:35 pm
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I've been stockpiling cock. Arsehole is full to the brim.
>> No. 21692 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 1:00 pm
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If this results in a generation of people who end up talking about how all their grandparents died in the big Covid-19 outbreak of 2020 I'm gonna track down the people in this thread who kept getting angry at 'fearmongering' about the fatality rate and punch them in the mouth.
>> No. 21693 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 1:02 pm
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>>21692

>and punch them in the mouth.

Sounds like a good way to get coronavirus.
>> No. 21694 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 1:10 pm
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>>21692
Jokes on you. My grandparents are already dead!
>> No. 21695 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 2:20 pm
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>>21692
You're the idiot in this thread who thinks the apocalypse is nigh, right? When this all blows over in a few months and the media get distracted by the next big clickbait drama and we can all have a bit of a laugh at how we got worried over nothing, I want you to put your hand up and say "I was wrong". But you won't, because you're a man-sized child. I wonder what excuse you'll use?
>> No. 21696 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 2:22 pm
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>>21695

I'm upset you think I would use the word "gonna" in a .gs post.
>> No. 21697 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 2:24 pm
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>>21692
Eh, my lot have had a good innings and if it means no more Tory majorities... well, I'll miss them but they do live awfully far away these days.
>> No. 21698 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 2:51 pm
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>>21695

ITT: people who do not understand probabilities.
>> No. 21699 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:00 pm
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>>21698

You're probably right.






I'l get my coat hazmat suit.
>> No. 21700 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:06 pm
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>>21699

83% of people enjoy playing Russian roulette.
>> No. 21701 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:11 pm
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>>21700

There are 10 kinds of people in the world.

Those who know computer programming and those who don't.
>> No. 21702 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:17 pm
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>>21701

What about people who know binary?
>> No. 21703 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:19 pm
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>>21702

State is a spectrum, bigot.
>> No. 21704 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 3:25 pm
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>>21703

Who's on the spectrum?
>> No. 21705 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 4:00 pm
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Good news everyone, this prepping nonsense has hit Costco. Because the naan breads have been cleared out I'm getting 12 days on a pack of 12 naan bread rather than 4-6 days. Could you lot hit the butter in supermarkets next? I'm sick of only getting a couple of months on butter.
>> No. 21707 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 4:06 pm
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>>21705

I've got enough tins of Tesco's finest generic chili con carne and minestrone, as well as rice and noodles to last me ten days. And in the back of that one kitchen cupboard, I should also still have a few bags of ramen. I could even go fancy with the ramen and throw in a few dried Jew's ear and shiitake mushrooms.

Not saying it'll be enough to outlast the coming zombie apocalypse, but I'm not going to go down without a whimper.
>> No. 21708 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 4:31 pm
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I've read it's in Birmingham and Staffordshire now. No stopping this bastard, pretty soon it will hit wherever you are lads. Pack your rice and wash your hands. Wash them. Wash them right now. Wash them again. Don't touch your fucking face.
>> No. 21709 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 4:36 pm
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>>21708

Can I still touch my knob?
>> No. 21710 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 4:56 pm
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>>21709

Can you reach it?
>> No. 21711 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:28 pm
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>>21707

Preppers have suffered derision from sheeple over sensible precautions and provisions
Now the sheeple have belatedly realised how vulnerable and dependent on a government which absolutely does not have the populations best interest at heart
>> No. 21712 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:36 pm
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>>21711

"Prepping" should be a normal healthy part of society. This whole just enough just in time culture is fucking silly even when everything is going perfectly. In an ideal world people would continue shopping at the present rate, stocking up on a week's worth of food every week but with a month lag in what they eat and what they buy.

I don't know how this would work with fresh food or perishables but there's certainly a better system than "as long as all the organs of society are working we're fine."
>> No. 21713 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>>21712

The two big problems with this are the preponderance of people who live pay-cheque to pay-cheque and people who simply don't have the space to store large amounts of food.

Most kitchens in flats in That London barely have enough space for a fridge/freezer that'll store enough food for a three person family to eat for a few days.

The trick is to have enough space to be able to install a fuck off big chest freezer and enough spare cash to stock the fucker to the brim.
>> No. 21714 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:47 pm
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>>21713

Perhaps it's time to admit the way we treat people is wrong. If society is built to sustain people who have nothing society has been built wrong. There should be a minimum standard of living, a kitchen too small to stock a reasonable amount of food does not reach that standard.
>> No. 21715 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:51 pm
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>>21712

We have people reliant on food banks in this country, let alone all the people overseas reliant on UN airdrops for a few mouthfuls of rice.

The idea of prepping is just symptomatic of a deeply spoiled and decadent sub-section of society who haven't experienced genuine hardship in generations.

Personally when ITZ happens, I'm just going to go straight to cannibalism. I'll kill and eat anyone who comes near my flat, build up a nice display of skulls and entrails on the lawn outside, and one day I'll be the boss in someoene's side quest.
>> No. 21716 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:55 pm
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>>21715

>let alone all the people overseas reliant on UN airdrops for a few mouthfuls of rice.

Oh, I didn't really consider that. Mainly because I don't feel any obligation to those people. I have a tiered system of people I care about and people I have never met in foreign countries are way down on the totem pole for me.
>> No. 21717 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 5:55 pm
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>>21713

Experienced preppers believe anyone caught in a city in a crisis is effectively dead
>> No. 21718 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:09 pm
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>A patient with underlying health conditions has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus.

>The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust said they were an "older patient" who had been "in and out of hospital for non-coronavirus reasons". The patient "was admitted and last night tested positive for coronavirus".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51759602
>> No. 21719 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:11 pm
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>>21717

"Experienced" preppers are fucking gobshites, when was the last time there was anything to prep for? At best they've had "experience" LARPing as a Vault Dweller, and they're going to be the first people to have their head stoved in by looters if anything really kicked off.

Rember that one about the power cut where the lad has his generator nicked in the night and ends up fighting a woman to the death over a tin of beans? The problem with preppers is that they're overconfident in their plans, and therefore catastrophically ill-equipped to deal with it when their plans go tits up from the word go.
>> No. 21720 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:17 pm
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>>21715
> The idea of prepping is just symptomatic of a deeply spoiled and decadent sub-section of society who haven't experienced genuine hardship in generations.

Mirth. I don't know rapidly your family propagates but we had genuine hardship in Britain after the war and my grandfather specifically bought us much food as possible in one go because it was cheaper that way. Stockpiling weeks of food in one go was done out of economic necessity, not out of decadence.
>> No. 21721 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:17 pm
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>>21717

"Experienced preppers" are mainly playing out a fantasy, because they haven't studied genuine social collapses like Germany in 1945, New Orleans in 2005 or Venezuela now. Hoarding stuff just makes you a target for criminals, many of whom won't be scared off by a podgy nerd with a gun.

The stuff that actually keeps you alive in a crisis is social reciprocity. You need a gang, or at the very least a network. You need people who'll keep watch when you're sleeping, you need people who can pull strings to get you into hospital, you need people who can patch the hole in your roof and people who know a good place to nick some slates.
>> No. 21722 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:24 pm
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>>21720

>after the war
>my grandfather

So, generations ago, then.
>> No. 21723 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 6:35 pm
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>>21722

>The idea of prepping is just symptomatic of a deeply spoiled and decadent sub-section of society

So, his grandfather was deeply spoiled and decadent generations ago, then.
>> No. 21725 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 7:19 pm
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I'll be alright, I plan to survive by suckling on Sarah Millican's fanny custard.
>> No. 21726 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 7:33 pm
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Vanessa Feltz proudly brandishes a pack of batteries after suggesting buying SEX TOYS and chocolate body paint for coronavirus self-isolation

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8078419/Vanessa-Feltz-proudly-shows-batteries-Nutella-stockpiles-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html

Sarah Millican's squelchy fanny custard or Vanessa Feltz with Nutella and vibrators?
>> No. 21727 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 7:38 pm
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>>21726

That's fucking disgusting, she should never be allowed on air again. Oh... Wait...
>> No. 21728 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 7:41 pm
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>>21726

I've lost interest in Feltz after she lost all that weight.
>> No. 21729 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 7:48 pm
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>>21726
>>21728

I honestly thought she'd died from a fatal diarrhoea blowback..
>> No. 21730 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 8:04 pm
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>>21729
>> No. 21731 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 8:12 pm
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>>21730
I know it's true m8 cuz I saw it on the telly.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPACpPipEoA
>> No. 21732 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 8:19 pm
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>>21719
You sound like a sheeple.
When was the last time....oh how about now?
>> No. 21733 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 8:58 pm
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>>21726

I honestly feel sorry for her vibrator. It must be a horrible fate, just existing to pleasure a complete munter like her.
>> No. 21737 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:13 pm
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>>21721
>The stuff that actually keeps you alive in a crisis is social reciprocity
Yep. Positive Deep Adaptation > Prepping.
Learning practical skills will serve you better than stockpiling water and weapons. If you can grow food and share it with your neighbours you'll be better off than locking yourself in your basement with a bag of beans and rice.
>> No. 21738 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:18 pm
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>>21737

Until your neighbours decide to help themselves to all your veg because people and cunts.
And that's if your neighbours haven't starved to death before your crops mature

Far better to bug out with like minded survival orientated people with skills the majority of society doesent have
>> No. 21739 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:23 pm
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>>21723

Considering rationing was still in place until 1954 I don't buy his grandads's story of bulk buying in the post-war period either. But that's besides the point.

People from the 1930s wouldn't have lost their shit like this. I mean, fuck. A decade before that, the men serving in the Great War got home directly into the midst of the Spanish flu, which killed more people than the war itself.

His great-grandfather would be ashamed of his bloodline producing such a massive fanny.
>> No. 21740 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:26 pm
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>>21738

This is exactly why I plan to just kill and eat them first thing.

Making the first move is the only way to establish dominance.
>> No. 21741 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:35 pm
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>>21739

The world was a different place in the 1930s. There was such a thing as community. Today there is not. If we are fannies or monsters it's because it's what we must be to survive.
>> No. 21742 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 9:57 pm
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>>21739

Rationing was only on for very few things, I think only for meat by 1954. Bulk buying things like enough potatoes and other root vegetables to last for a couple of weeks was very plausible. Bulk-buying perishables wasn't a possibility anyway because access to adequate refrigeration wasn't exactly widespread at that point.
>> No. 21743 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:11 pm
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>>21742
>access to adequate refrigeration wasn't exactly widesprea
Do root vegetables a tubers keep well in a dark cuboard, then? I've found they're more or less fine on the kitchen side for up to a week, beyond that they take on a spongey quality.
>> No. 21744 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:11 pm
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>>21738

My neighbours on all sides are fairly old, I reckon I'll just wait for them to cop it then annexe their gardens for more food production space.
>> No. 21745 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>21743

Supposedly if you keep them dry and dark they should be OK.

According to the internets they can be stored for up to 10 months which is how we have potatoes on the shelves all year round. https://www.quora.com/How-old-are-the-potatoes-at-our-local-grocery-stores
>> No. 21746 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:54 pm
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>>21745
Nobody wants dark neighbours, certainly not on all sides.
>> No. 21747 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:04 pm
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>>21746

I dunno, you'd be sorted for weed hookups if you had dark neighbours on all sides.
>> No. 21748 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:13 pm
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>>21747
You wouldn't interact with another human being in a supermarket and you shouldn't when buying drugs either.
>> No. 21749 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:16 pm
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>>21748

Have you ever used a self checkout machine?
>> No. 21750 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:22 pm
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>>21749
Yes. It's really quite easy to avoid "unexpected item in the bagging area" if you have a triple-digit IQ.
>> No. 21751 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:23 pm
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>>21750

So why do you use it then?
>> No. 21752 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 11:36 pm
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>>21751
To avoid the exchanges where the cashier is a non-verbal robot and also the exchanges where the cashier is a chatty, friendly human.
>> No. 21753 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 12:28 am
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>>21749

I'm always baffled at the fact that somehow I am the only customer where they malfunction almost every time. They're supposed to be idiot proof, but I guess as they say, never underestimate the ingenuity of idiots.
>> No. 21759 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:16 pm
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I have a friend who works in customer service in the travel industry, and he told me today that this year will likely be gruesome. Normally around this time of year, they see the first few gradual signs of demand for summer holidays, and it has more than halved compared to last year. And that's on top of people cancelling their weekend spring trips to European cities. If the coronavirus situation isn't resolved very soon, his employer will start laying people off. On the other hand, there could also be massive price cuts for package holidays, they're apparently not sure yet how they're really going to react to all the chaos. But if you're fearless and still in the mood for a lads holiday in Magaluf this summer, you could be in for unseen special offers.
>> No. 21760 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:18 pm
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It's started lads. Just broke my ankle and the NHS can't send an ambulance out due to resources being stretched by corona.

Rather impressed by my own ability to form a tourniquet from a tie though.
>> No. 21761 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:36 pm
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>>21760
What you calling an ambulance for a broken ankle for anyway, you fanny?
>> No. 21762 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:38 pm
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>>21761
You think he's going to walk to casualty on that ankle?
>> No. 21763 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:44 pm
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>>21762

The other leg is still good, no? He could just hop to the hospital.
>> No. 21764 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 2:47 pm
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>>21761

I'm more worried by the fact he needs a tourniquet. Is it a compound fracture? We literally have ambulancelad 2.0 electric boogaloo here boys.
>> No. 21765 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 4:23 pm
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Saw my first facemask today, on a secondary school kid at a train station. ITZ.
>> No. 21766 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 4:50 pm
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>>21765

I've still got a dust mask in the basement from when I sanded a table top last summer. It's a bit bunged up with wood dust, but a good rinse would probably get that out.

I also have about half an opened box of latex gloves in the basement, but it's been there for a good 10 years, and I had a look at some of the gloves this afternoon, the material has degraded to a point that they're like old balloons. Tried to slip one on, but it pretty much disintegrated in the process.

Not sure I'm ready yet to join in on the panic. Not really my thing normally. But if ITZ really starts, I've also got a full-on gas mask.
>> No. 21767 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 5:13 pm
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>>21766

I own a PAPR system for welding, but I think it might cause a panic if I wore it on the bus.
>> No. 21768 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 5:26 pm
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You'll probably get any seat you want on a bus with this.
>> No. 21769 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 5:49 pm
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>>21768

This lad is feeling a bit deflated.
>> No. 21770 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 6:46 pm
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>>21768
Why is it so tall?
>> No. 21771 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 7:36 pm
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>>21768
Get out of here stalker.
>> No. 21772 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 7:51 pm
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>>21767

That looks a bit like an alien from a 1950s sci fi movie.
>> No. 21773 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 8:21 pm
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>>21745
I guess that explains why shop-bought potatoes start turning into sponges within a month or two, usually. The ones we used to grow would last almost a year. Same for the onions, the shop ones start sprouting almost immediately.
>> No. 21774 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 8:36 pm
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>>21773

Generic store-bought potatoes are usually treated with sprout suppressant, to keep them from sprouting in your basement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorpropham

Difficult to obtain data on chlorpropham's toxicity, but who's asking, if you can get a bag of potatoes from Tesco's for about £1.25. You really don't want to know what chemicals are in your groceries. Just read up on the pesticide situation in southern Spain, where the lion share of all the bell pepper we eat in the UK is grown.
>> No. 21775 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 9:32 pm
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>>21773 Unwashed spuds seem to last a fair bit longer. A 25kg paper sack of them is still tolerable after 6 months, where washed ones in a plastic bag are manky after 2 weeks, even if you tear the bag open.
>> No. 21776 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 9:44 pm
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>>21775

>in a plastic bag are manky after 2 weeks

It's the stale air in the plastic bags. They'll have a few little holes at the top of the bag, but it's not enough to ensure that your potatoes won't start to rot.

The best material for potato sacks or bags is really coarse nylon mesh. Maybe also linen or burlap. Anything that will allow your potatoes to breathe, as it were.
>> No. 21777 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 10:28 pm
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This is all good info, thank you lads.
>> No. 21778 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 11:11 pm
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>>21777

Cheers. Always come to .gs for your potato facts.
>> No. 21779 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 12:01 am
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>>21778

Welcome to spudchan - the potato underground.
>> No. 21780 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 12:44 am
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>>21779

We definitely need a /spud/ section on .gs.
>> No. 21781 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 1:09 am
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>>21780
Are the Irish allowed through the wall?
>> No. 21782 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 7:34 am
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>>21781
Not in my lifetime.
>> No. 21783 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:03 am
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>>21778
What about the time you tried to convince us big agriculture were growing potato and tomato hybrids?
>> No. 21784 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 11:50 am
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>>21783
BUT THEY ARE
>> No. 21785 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 1:41 pm
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>>21784

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomato


I'm a bit disappointed, I was picturing an actual cross between a tomato and a potato in my mind.
>> No. 21786 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 4:04 pm
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>> No. 21787 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 4:31 pm
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>>21786

A growth of about 200 people in just over a month, yawn.
>> No. 21788 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 4:34 pm
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>>21787
I mean I'm nowhere near giving the slightest shit about coronavirus but that's a very obviously disingenuous way to characterise that graph.
>> No. 21789 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 5:32 pm
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>>21788

>obviously disingenuous way to characterise that graph

Welcome to .gs.


Meanwhile, 11 cases of coronavirus in Scotland as of last night. None here in Glasgow, AFAIK.

Quiet before the storm? Who knows.
>> No. 21790 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 5:39 pm
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50-100K cases in the UK by the end of March I reckon.
Of course that depends on the capability of the NHS to actually keep up with the demand for testing, and the number of people who will have symptoms but not report them.

Pack your manuka honey and organic lemons lads.
>> No. 21791 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 5:39 pm
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>>21789
From what I've been told testing takes around 36 hours to get a result so it could already be there.
>> No. 21792 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:13 pm
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>>21791

Good thing then that I won't have time for the pub this weekend.
>> No. 21793 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:49 pm
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I'm off to an Italian's birthday drinks in a busy pub in a part of London frequented by many Asian students. See you lads on t'other side.
>> No. 21794 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:55 pm
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Honestly I'd happily catch it tomorrow and have it over and done with.
Much easier ride that way than catching it around the peak, or even going through the worst of it without getting infected.
>> No. 21795 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:59 pm
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>>21793

Going hardcore now, eh?

Here, have some bat soup.
>> No. 21796 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 7:19 pm
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>>21795
I don't think it's a real risk but I'm with >>21794 on this. Rather get it over and done with.
>> No. 21797 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 8:12 pm
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I feel as though we’d taking this far more seriously than we are at present if we still lived in a time where people expected the state to do stuff. Everyone’s just sort of resigned to maybe thousands of people dying. Foot and Mouth got people more agitated. I’m not advocating panic, but this feels concerningly laissez-faire.
>> No. 21798 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 8:42 pm
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I've got my eye on an air hostess at the minute and she flies to tenerife and italy all the time, so I'm hoping I catch it from her.

If all goes to plan we'll be spitting in each others mouths by the end of the month. She's quite attractive but has one of those very round heads, so I'll be a little annoyed if I die from this one, but she's younger than me and definitely into me so that helps.
>> No. 21799 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 9:22 pm
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>>21798

One time when I was hospitalised, the lad in the bed next to me had a really bad case of glandular fever. His best guess was that he got it about a month earlier from a French exchange student, who was apparently a bit of a slag. Not every patient with glandular fever needs to be hospitalised, but his symptoms were unusually severe.

You're only infectuous to other people for a limited time with glandular fever, I think the lad said something that he was in a single-patient room for the first week that he was in hospital, after which they deemed it safe to put him in a two-patient room with me.

Self sage for entirely pointless rambling.
>> No. 21800 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:00 pm
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>>21797

>Everyone’s just sort of resigned to maybe thousands of people dying.

Not even an uber-state like China is capable of fully containing a highly infectious disease. We expect between 50,000 and 500,000 British people to die as a result of Covid-19; even the most strenuous efforts of a really switched-on government can only push us towards the lower end of that range.
>> No. 21801 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:06 pm
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>>21800

>We expect between 50,000 and 500,000 British people to die as a result of Covid-19

Most of them elderly, so they were on the Reaper's shortlist anyhow.
>> No. 21802 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:22 pm
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>>21800

>We expect

The government publicly claims to expect*
>> No. 21803 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>21802

Independent scientific experts expect, but don't let that get in the way of whatever point you're trying to make.
>> No. 21804 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:53 pm
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>>21803

It's strange that these independent scientific experts can take time out of their busy lives to do scientific research for free. I would have thought all their lab time was devoted to whatever scientific research they're actually paid to do.
>> No. 21805 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 11:00 pm
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>>21804

Good point well made.

It must be Big Handwash, who we all know are the ones really bankrolling these "independent scientific experts", stirring the pot as per usual.
>> No. 21806 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 11:03 pm
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>>21805

No you fucking carpet-bagger, I'm saying that any scientific expert reporting on coronavirus models is doing so from a position of employment. Who but the government is paying independent scientific experts to report on coronavirus models?
>> No. 21807 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 11:16 pm
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>>21806

Big Handwash (and their slightly less influential cousins in Big Pharma).
>> No. 21808 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:06 am
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>>21807

You're forgetting Big Virus.
>> No. 21809 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:25 am
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>>21808
No lad, viruses are very small innit.
>> No. 21810 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:29 am
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>>21809

Depends what you're comparing them to, humanscalecentriclad.
>> No. 21811 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:32 am
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Amazon, for everything from A to ITZ.
>> No. 21812 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 7:30 am
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>Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need permission to enter or leave. Milan and Venice are both affected.

>Schools, gyms, pools, and ski resorts will be closed and all events in "public and private spaces" suspended, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. The drastic measures will last until 3 April.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51787238
>> No. 21814 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 9:52 am
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>>21811
I told you already: if you buy Andrex and it's not Shea Butter you're a savage. Corona or not, try to maintain some decency.
>> No. 21815 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 10:15 am
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>>21811 What's this obsession with bog roll? Is this virus supposed to make you shit uncontrollably, or are people thinking that bog roll is what you'll want most if the country goes into lockdown?
Hmm, might get some homebrew kits in, fancied doing that for a while, and if I don't have to drive for a few weeks, might as well drink.
>> No. 21816 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 10:18 am
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>>21815
You don't want to be quarantined for several weeks with nothing to wipe your arse with.
>> No. 21817 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 10:26 am
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>>21816
Bog roll is one of the more easily substitutable things, though. Washing rags, while a bit grim, is easy enough. Not having food or drink or meds would concern me far, far more. (Also, barely sufficient food would mostly solve the bogroll thing).
I'm assuming the lights & water stay on, of course.
>> No. 21818 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 10:39 am
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>>21817
The other day I did a really sticky shite that I couldn't get off my arse no matter how much I wiped. I ended up running my hand under the tap and giving it a good wash. Clean in no time.
>> No. 21819 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 11:26 am
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True, half the world does it like this. A lack of bog roll just doesn't worry me much. Maybe I should just buy one of those little arse-showers and move on. I'm sure the septic tank would be happier without paper in it.
>> No. 21820 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:04 pm
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>>21819
https://www.thespruce.com/best-bidet-attachments-4154316
>> No. 21821 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:02 pm
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I've just been to Asda. Pasta completely gone. Rice almost all packed. No bog roll. No hand-wash. Barely any beans or chopped tomatoes. Low on teabags. No fucking sandwich wraps, either.
>> No. 21822 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:21 pm
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>>21818
Sounds like you need a bum rag.
>> No. 21823 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:24 pm
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>>21821

Well I have just been to Morrisons and the only thing they didn't have was ibuprofen, which has been in short supply for well over a year now.

Probably down to the fact Morrisons is more expensive than Asda. Because when you're panic buying for the end of society as we know it, you still need to mind the pennies.
>> No. 21824 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:34 pm
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>>21821

The north east doesn't seem to have bothered to panic yet. We're not beyond it up here, but I think it takes a little longer for people to get the fear.

Anyway, I'm off to costco to get a pallet of bogroll.
>> No. 21825 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:21 pm
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What the fuckety-fuck?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51790375
tesco are rationing antibacterial handwash. Fucking simpletons everywhere. Unless they're looking forward to when we're all washing our ringpieces with fingers, but that feels less likely than people being fuckwits.
>> No. 21826 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:25 pm
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>>21825
>rationing antibacterial handwash.

What exactly will something that is antibacterial do against a virus?
>> No. 21827 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:27 pm
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>>21825
This the stupidest shit, and the stocking up on bogroll etc. I've heard some people have even lifted masks from hospitals.
>> No. 21828 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:32 pm
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>>21826
The antibacterial component? Nothing. But detergents in general typically destroy many of the components of viruses, particularly if they have a complex structure or a lipid envelope. Viruses are actually fascinating and have a huge diversity in size and structure - detergent interactions will by no means kill all viruses but COVID-19 is (fortunately) one of the ones that is highly susceptible to them.

Basically just wash your hands.
>> No. 21829 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:36 pm
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>>21828
I've never even seen a virus. They can't vary in size that much.
>> No. 21830 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:07 pm
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Oglaf's take on novel viruses.
https://www.oglaf.com/andevendeath/
>> No. 21831 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:18 pm
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>>21827
What if the Mail Group has been emptying shelves so they can run stories about the empty shelves? How much do you reckon a top story is worth in ad revenue?
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