#coronavirus could well be the result of experiments gone wrong in the Wuhan research lab. We'll almost for sure never know the truth - because the murderous mafia that runs China is highly allergic to the truth, and the craven greedy scumbags that run the West can do nothing but lavish praise.
So basically we're all screwed and it's time to panic.
I think i would have been banned x 3 for writing this on birdsite 😂
"allergic to the truth" - here's a good documentation of just how real that is. Video documents how doctors were being arrested for "spreading rumours" early on, thus vastly worsening the problem.
I'd point out that what we see on birdsite and similar is essentially exactly the same thing - just not as extreme.
If you still think the term "fake news" is meaningful or useful, please reconsider. That is a child's view of the world, with no depth.
@waxwing been following this closely and am of two minds... had upcoming travel in mind to conferences/workshops in paris, dakar, nyc and sf... my current thought is to cancel them all and work alone in an isolated place for a few months
@waxwing We're only screwed if the mortality rate ramps. So far it hasn't seemed to mutate. If its truly widespread, the truth will be hard to hide. Torn feelings about it, if the mortality is low I'd just rather catch the damned thing and beat it on my own. But who knows, we're really in the dark here outside of some people leaking videos and texts.
@TallTim I feel basically the same.
@waxwing @TallTim Forget the death rate - look at the % of severe cases; people who need intensive care to survive and beat this thing. Latest WHO report (https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200201-sitrep-12-ncov.pdf) has about 15% rate of severe cases, and that's the most conservative calculation (ie. it assumes the "deaths" are also included in the "severe" category).
I don't think the medical infrastructure is up to par in many places to deal with that. Maybe in (certain regions of) China where they can construct hospitals with thousands of beds of capacity, but India? Bangladesh? And the "severe" cases are afaiu the "needs respiratory assistance" kind - it's not like the other cases are fit to work. This is crippling for an economy.
@TallTim @kekcoin @waxwing I'm also mostly thinking about the long term economical and political consequences, and I am surprisingly not that afraid of being ill even if I am probably more exposed than other people as most of my friends are Chinese. But I'm starting to think that this epidemics could be the black swan that will trigger a long due economic crisis.
@Sosthene @kekcoin @waxwing Some capacity moved to Vietnam and South Korea, with smaller stops in Indonesia. Big difference is infrastructure and available shipping options by sea. Even if China declared victory and opened up for business next week, it still would have massive ripple effects that haven't been felt yet.
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