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    Today, 02:59 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    You are confused. Even setting aside the public health risk, the illegal exotic animal trade is abhorrent and that has nothing to do ethnicity. China...
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    Today, 02:39 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    The Chinese government turns a blind eye to the illegal exotic animal trade because traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) helps reinforce a nationalist...
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    Today, 02:25 PM
    Maybe this time is different but for FWIW people tend to behave more cooperatively during a crisis. "The idea that when disaster strikes people...
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    Today, 12:20 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Your messaging might be a little blasé. Florida pastors are still drawing big crowds with more apocalyptic screeds, maybe try: There is still...
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    Today, 10:41 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    I just think Sweden is interesting. There's all these natural experiments going on and Sweden is an outlier. So it's useful to place what's going on...
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    Today, 10:05 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    I think it's going to be hard to go back and figure a lot these things out because the exponential process means each innumerate step of denial "Glad...
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    Today, 08:50 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    @iceman, take it easy old timer. This is not a dinner party.
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    Today, 08:17 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Sweden is orderly in part because public and psychological reactions to acts of disorder are somewhat harsh and traumatic. Florida man behavior, at...
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Sweden has a number of things going for it that may not apply elsewhere. Even before COVID-19 more than two thirds of Swedes worked from home at...
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    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    ^ Followed by the second paragraph, "None of my calculations support any idea that pandemics are good for health. The effects I calculate just...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    ^ The link is for pollution in China and the chart is for flu deaths in America but your original claim is "Across china and Italy total deaths are...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Those asshole Chinese apparatchiks and their censorship, at least we don't have to put up with that BS here in America: Hospitals Tell Doctors...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Heh, the impeachment trial was a prelude showing how President Trump would handle the epidemic: it's a media hoax, a nothingburger, a dem conspiracy.
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    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    I'm also dubious after seeing huckbucket's numbers but if you chart those numbers on a logarithmic scale and estimate the doubling time then it looks...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Maybe, but the SARS-CoV-2 viral entryway is the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2 receptor. That's a universal human biological component. The...
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    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    There appears to be sufficient evidence to conclude the curve in New York City is flattening. The report linked below sets forth the evidence for–and...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    This first 30 minutes of the virology podcast linked below features Daniel Griffin, MD, a New York doctor describing the situation on the ground. He...
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    03-30-2020, 05:56 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    The examples from other countries begs the question of how the U.S. is determining the overall mortality impact of the epidemic.
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    03-30-2020, 04:36 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Yeah, there's skepticism about deaths too because some countries have seen a substantial increase in deaths due to pneumonia for example, but not...
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    03-30-2020, 04:05 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    George-mutha-f'n-Washington used variolation at Valley Forge to save the Continental Army from a smallpox outbreak. Also, sort of related is a...
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    03-30-2020, 03:37 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    huckbucket posted a NewYorker article about the history of vaccination, notably small pox. Before modern vaccination, practitioners would purposely...
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    03-28-2020, 06:24 AM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Absolutely Mission Impossible Drägerwerk is a world leader in the production of ventilators. In an interview, company head Stefan Dräger, 57,...
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    03-27-2020, 03:25 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    While this disease will likely accelerate deaths that might have been imminent, it's worth keeping in mind the next time you compare COVID-19 with...
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    03-27-2020, 02:52 PM
    MultiVerse replied to a thread Chinese Rat Flu in The Padded Room
    Yeah, it looks like the reproduction number (R0) was revised upwards a bit due to faster than expected spread, absent intervention.
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