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 😂

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"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.

youtube.com/watch?v=HE7Iz7HLpY

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

@jon @waxwing If the virus truly is as contagious as it appears, it might be in your interest to catch it early. If you're going to catch it anyway, it might be better to get it when there are still intensive care units available should you need one.

@kekcoin @waxwing

thanks. i thought about that, but (a) not simple to catch it early, and (b) afaict too much is unknown on mortality, treatment, and long-term effects.

there are not many survivors so far, and the infected cases outside of china don't appear to be cured yet

@jon @waxwing It was more of a thought exercise - I would not recommend anyone actually do that. Should have noted that as a disclaimer.

@kekcoin @waxwing

finally, it would be best to catch it in a country with available care, but also reasonable in cost, e.g. not the USA, for example

@jon @waxwing There's already plenty of reasons to avoid travel to the United States, but yes, that is another factor.

@kekcoin @waxwing

agreed: hassles at the border, laptop/phone/HW search & seizure, third-world style asset confiscation, etc.

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