1. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
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    yeah our media isn't any better keeps saying Australia is preparing for a country world pandemic because one person gets off a plane and doesn't declare they have it. what a load of BS fucking news always using scare tactics to get you interested in them. the person has been contained by the way so fuck them and the virus
     
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  2. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    If only someone close died to those tht think this virus is nothing - all it took was 1 person to catch this and now it wil infect millions and remba thers no cure for those tht get it bad -some of you really are ignorant twats
     
  3. Lazyboss

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    Everything is cancelled except work / school.

    They just want us to panic over a flu that killed only 3% from the total infected people, and most of the people who died because of the virus are old and couldn't take it.
    The thing is, a normal virus can kill you if you didn't take vaccine, most of us already took the vaccine for the old viruses so the chances for anyone to die from those viruses are pretty slim, and Corona is a new virus that need a new vaccine that's all.
    The problem with the media is that they don't show the number of the people who got treated well, they will just add numbers on the infected victims to show the world that thousands of victims are in danger.
    It's just a media thing.
     
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  4. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat
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    That depends on where you happen to live. Even officials in the US have admitted those things may need to be closed temporarily.

    The flu is only fatal for about 0.1%, including for old people IIRC. That's why this isn't like the flu. Besides, fatality rate is hardly the only issue, corona is highly infectious and it can take weeks to show symptoms. Each person that has contracted the virus has infected five to six other individuals on average.
     
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  5. tech3475

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    Cancelling large events like this actually does make sense since it’s a gathering of people from all around the world, perfect breeding ground for potentially spreading disease internationally.

    Even if the chances of dying are low, the infection still needs treatment/resources to deal with and it could spread to someone where they would die.

    Iirc it’s believed Bird Flu started spreading because 1 person sneezed in a lift.
     
  6. Veho

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    See, folks, taking the stairs is better for your health :teach:
     
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    Why wait for summer? We're all gonna be infected by then!
     
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    You know people would rather wear a hazmat suit.
     
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    Covid 19 - 2.3 casualty rate.
    H1N1 - 0.3 casualty rate

    Not something to take lightly.
     
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  10. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Lost Wanderer Who Sees No Evil
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    I remember reading a post that said that it could take a year and a half to two years to develop anything practical of a vaccine. Unfortunately, because my two caregivers won't help yours truly out with some of his bills and the fact that I live an hour and a half from Chicago, I can only hope that I can luck out of all of this and that travel ban to China will mean that, with successful containment, life can continue as normal and that a treatment for all different coronaviruses can be developed to where they can counter all of this shit much more quickly than this panic of a response.
     
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    It’ll be funny when you catch the virus now. Let’s see how your body handles a virus you’ve never had before
     
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    Cancelled in Japan.
     
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    @Chary Do us a good and make covid 19 go away.
     
  14. PatrickD85

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    Damn that's a real shame.

    This virus is having it's way with us all.
    Perhaps it might even be the cause why we have not gotten a Nintendo Direct yet.
     
  15. CPG

    CPG im gonna kill you ;)
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    guys, why can't we just sue corona? It worked when we sued the CEO of racism...
     
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    The flu kill thousands every year without anyone giving a fuss about it. It can also mutate and cause a pandemic.

    Not saying the Covid 19 isn't serious, but the panic isn't helping anyone. It kills people people whose immune system is weak. It doesn't kill at random.

    If anything, and I apologize if that seems a little cold, it will have a much bigger impact on the economy in the long term. With companies hopefully reconsidering the purpose of producing stuff in 40 different places all over the world just to sell a product a few dollars cheaper.
     
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    Just watch... A political scandal will distract us, and it will disappear without a trace. Just like the Measles and Ebola did.
     
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Tel tht to all the people thts died - Yr messed up in the head
     
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    what are you talking about the media has been lying and downplaying this pandemic for almost 2 months
    how much of what is going on in Wuhan have they shown ? how many of these videos have they shown on MSM , ZERO

    MSM and social media are censoring to prevent panic because of muh markets but it's already too late and they have
    now sealed our fate this could have been prevented if they warned people properly 2 months ago but now because of stupidity and greed those scenes are going be playing out around the globe ,it has already started ,there is already panic buying all around the country mile long lines at costcos coast to coast and that is only from news of one death what do you think is going to happen when they can't hide it anymore and people start dropping out in the streets , in food stores ,shopping malls ,airports like they are in China South Korea and Iran and the videos start to surface
    i think it's about to get real ugly

    or maybe you you believe Trump , hurdur virus will go away in April with the ark weather
    yeah might want to check the temps in Singapore South Korea , Iran, Iraq and all the other places with 80-90 degree F climates this shit is spreading like wildfire right now
    GDC is not postponed it is canceled,Olympics will be canceled ,everything is canceled , this is not going to go away by July it will only get exponentially worse by then

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  20. tech3475

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    Ummmm, wouldn't producing/sourcing from MORE locations actually reduce potential issues?

    If anything consolidating to just the minimal amount of locations would INCREASE potential issues.

    Let's say everything became 'born in the USA' and the USA suffered from a pandemic, same problem would exist.
     
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