Soooo... how about that corona virus...?

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  1. Kevin Bryan

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    Natural selection just isn't working anymore, especially since we continually intervene (Narcan just one example).
     
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    Actually the WHO says many cases especially in China are not being reported because symptoms were mild and recovery quick. Actual death is expected to be .3-1.0%. Closer to normal flu death rates.
     
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    I thought you were a Kentucky guy, not a Duke guy?

    Oh boy. There are a lot of dumb mofos out there.

    On a theoretical level, something like that might end up, in the long term, being a good thing for humanity.

    On a practical level, living through it would be a ****ing nightmare of unheard of proportions.
     
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    I guess I don't understand the question. My response has always been that this bears monitoring, that we need to rely on robust infrastructure designed to control these situations, and that we should heed good advice (particularly hygiene and travel). But - and this gets to the original reason I was even posting in this thread, straw man hyperbolic arguments - who is "letting fear cause illogical thinking?"

    Amazing. Who are these people?

    What should we call it, though, when something like that HAPPENS to humanity? Without a name, we would all just be screaming "what is HAPPENING?" So what would we call this pandemic when it HAPPENS? The Phenomenon? The Occasion? The Incident? The Event? Maybe we should employ a clever screenwriter to come up with something snappier.
     
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    Doomsday preppers everywhere be like:
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    Well I got 61 years in so I’m good. It would kill me if I couldn’t get to gym and get my workout in.
     
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    The Black Death was a good one.... maybe The Black Death 2.0 (I'm baaaaaaack).
     
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    Judgement Day

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    I just saw the newest terminator and wow did it suck.
     
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    Is it that bad,I have it, but not watched it yet.

    going to save myself 2 hours.
     
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    I think like that with each trip to Walmart. i hate it so much.

    The wife and I will Rochambeau with hours worked during the week, and loser has to do the Walmart shopping.
     
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    Give it a watch, some people I know liked it...but I wasn’t impressed. Granted I just watched the first two prior to watching it... and those are ****ing classics.
     
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    Nope, already ruined.
     
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    It’s amazing how much the difference in quality of the movie changes from the first one to the second. The special effects in the second movie are some of my favorite in modern day cinema. The movie still holds up.
     
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    Did... did people miss the obvious point? I couldn't have been more clear. What is The Happening around here?
     
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    So we're gonna call it "The Happening".... sounds good to me.
     
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    Normally flu is .095%. so that's still 3 to 10x deadlier.
     
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    Fappening >Happening
     
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    that was exciting shit.
     
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    Actually had a corona last night.
     
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    I did say “closer”. WHO blows s*** out of proportion to the extreme anyway.
     
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    Isn’t it like 6 AM right now for you? What are you doing up like that on a Saturday bro
     
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    No shit, I think I might have it
     
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    Lol, worked out at 5-15-530 this morning, and I have a conference call here in 30 mins unfortunately. I went a little hard last night, and I need my mind limber this morning.
     
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    I drank entirely too much last night (went downtown, we ran up a 130 dollar bill with a group of friends(our cut was 130)), got up early and did 5 miles (live next to a HS track and it's open to the public), about to leave for work. F'n Kentuckians, play and work hard.
     
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    We gotta do what we gotta do.
     
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    The Hope Solo roast beef sandwich ruined it for me.
     
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    and I was excited for that one, too!
     
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    Wood.
     
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    Odd. She made me crave ‘em!
     
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    Italy closing down all school and universities for 2 weeks.

    This is becoming very similar to the computer game Pandemic.

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    Chicago State canceled its final two games of the regular season. Given they are 0-14 on conference and 4-25 overall and their final trip was out to Washington and Utah, but still significant.

    I don’t know why we can’t all just exercise caution and the vulnerable exercise extreme caution instead of just panic.
     
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    Good point. I would ask the national media but they’re all in a panic.
     
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    Do you think Chicago State cancelling a couple of road games is closer to panic or exercised caution?
     
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    Good question, for Chicago State individually maybe exercised caution. But they also are considering not going to the conference tournament in Vegas too. I think it just gives more ammo to the "panic crowd" which is going to point to Chicago State as an example teams should follow, or worse, the NCAA should follow.
     
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    I read a link the other day of somebody suggesting that the NCAA tournament should be played in front of no crowds. That would be a serious panic at this point, IMO. I sure hope that doesn't happen but it will be an extremely large number of people traveling from all over the country. You have to think that even one person being there with the flu would likely infect dozens more with it. Then when you multiply the 2.2 people per day infection rate you get some serious numbers rather quickly.

    I do think the numbers of infection are probably much higher in reality than what are being reported. Atleast in the United States. It's supposedly more contagious than the regular flu, the incubation period is longer, it can survive longer outside of a host, etc. I don't think the precautions some companies/people/organizations are taking are quite panic like others in this topic seem to think.
     
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