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Member Since 07 August 2011 - 02:05 PM
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In Topic: Coronavirus

22 February 2020 - 04:27 PM

Well, it seems that its only a matter of time before the shit really hits the fan.


In South Korea, coronavirus cases surged 14-fold over a week, creating the largest center of infection outside China. In Singapore, clusters of infection have been traced to two churches, a hotel business meeting, a health products shop and a construction site. In Italy, health authorities confirmed more than 50 cases over two days, in the biggest eruption so far in Europe. In Iran, an outbreak has seeded new cases in Lebanon and Canada — a worrisome sign the disease could be spreading more widely than realized.

There are outbreaks. There are epidemics. And there are pandemics, where epidemics become rampant in multiple countries and continents simultaneously. The novel coronavirus that causes the disease named covid-19 is on the verge of that third, globe-shaking stage.

Amid an alarming surge in cases with no clear link to China, infectious disease experts believe the flulike illness may soon be impossible to contain. The World Health Organization has not declared covid-19 a pandemic and the most devastating effects, including more than 2,200 deaths, are still in China. But the language coming from the organization’s Geneva headquarters has turned more ominous in recent days as the challenge of containment grows more daunting.
So it will be interesting to see how our eviscerated CDC responds. Could be a campaign issue before too long. One that wont go away either.

Thanks for noting the bad link, LFC.

In Topic: Trump on Trade ... Stupidity and Childish Continue

17 February 2020 - 09:35 AM

PBS includes FIRE. No surprise there

In Topic: 2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

15 February 2020 - 12:48 PM

Then we're fucked.

In Topic: The All Things Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Disruption Thread

15 February 2020 - 08:26 AM

Interesting article on how the fires have affected Australians' perceptions. Really sad for me, remembering what many of those places looked like. Glad I had the chance when I did. Which is really selfish, I know. Sorry.

In Topic: 2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

15 February 2020 - 08:14 AM

A pretty interesting take on Sanders' ceiling. Which ain't all that high. And then here comes Mike. I am open to him frankly. Not at all happy with Warren having lurched too far left, and now climbing down off the MCA wall. Too little too late. Biden? Toast. Pete? a bridge too far IMO. Amy, Not enough firepower. So Mike by default? Interested to hear from our commentariat what folks think of Mike. Especially vis a vis taking on the dump.