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    snaga got a reaction from BBH in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    if it behaves like the other 4 endemic coronaviruses ... it won't be going away after we've all had one infection, expect repeat infections for life. Putting everything in to a developing & manufacturing a vaccine is the only answer I can see, letting it rip will likely slow down the development of a vaccine as staff/skills/materials/logistics will be disrupted.
    Perhaps Soros will realise that his globalisation dream is threatened, and offer some of his billions to develop a vaccine instead. 
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    snaga reacted to twocents in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    WHO is a perfect example of a bureaucracy with only self preservation in mind and with a vested interest in more ill health all around the world.
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    snaga got a reaction from null; in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    if it behaves like the other 4 endemic coronaviruses ... it won't be going away after we've all had one infection, expect repeat infections for life. Putting everything in to a developing & manufacturing a vaccine is the only answer I can see, letting it rip will likely slow down the development of a vaccine as staff/skills/materials/logistics will be disrupted.
    Perhaps Soros will realise that his globalisation dream is threatened, and offer some of his billions to develop a vaccine instead. 
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    snaga got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    As if half the population would be capable of following those instructions.
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    snaga reacted to The Masked Tulip in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    There were a few Star Trek episodes focussed around viruses that just embedded themselves into the population of a planet and simply continued to kill people. The civilisations on those planets simply destroyed as skilled people died, as doctors died and eventually those remaining gave up and awaited their fate.
    Stuff of sci fi horror.
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    snaga got a reaction from sleepwello'nights in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    too soon?
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    snaga reacted to Melchett in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    No, I genuinely have no fucking clue about any of it. 
    How you should interpret this is that this has come so out of left field that even people youd expect to know a bit about it are feeling their way in the dark, and maybe pretending they know what is going on way more than they do. As remarked a page or two ago, there's just not any good data. Maybe I could know more if I spent hours every day poring over the latest reports, but what would that achieve? Fuckall as far as I can tell. So I will go and do the most sensible thing I can. Buy beans.
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    snaga reacted to Vendetta in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Has anyone else noticed the overall death rate according to:
    https://covid19info.live/
    has been increasing by 0.1% everyday for the last week and has gone from 2.7% to 3.4% today? 
    I've said it before - It is a ‘slow burner’ this one. 
    Lots of UK schools will be shut by May 1st. Easter holidays start of April I think?  These may get extended if it takes hold in UK? 
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    snaga reacted to JackieO in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Yeah stuff out of China is garbage.
    I think Italy is the one to watch.
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    snaga reacted to onlyme in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    There is no reliable data, yet.
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    snaga reacted to The Masked Tulip in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Dr. John reckons WHO statements have lost all credibility.
    Talks about the Tenerife hotel. Talks about a lack of Patient Zero in Italy. Is concerned about the Italian critical and death rates.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL7oGRKETZM
     
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    snaga reacted to fooked in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Is this your way of saying we're fucked? :-)
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    snaga reacted to Fully Detached in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Welcome! Go grab yourself a lager and come and join the party. I'll let you into a secret - none of us know what the fuck is going on either... 
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    snaga reacted to wherebee in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    and baked beans.  lots and lots of baked beans.
     
    Anyway, welcome on board.  You input will be valueable.
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    snaga reacted to Melchett in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    I have avoided this thread until now.
    I've been working in viral immunology since the mid 80s. I have a PhD in it. I have publications. There are commercial products, plural, on sale that I led the R&D for. Etc.
    The reason I have been avoiding this thread: I have no fucking idea what is going on with this, or what to expect. Except that if it gets much bigger the viral immunology or epidemiology or infection control isnt going to be important. Its going to be all about economics.
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    snaga reacted to JackieO in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Mumsnetter... 
    "Like a lot of other children, my DD went to northern Italy skiing over half term. Came back Sunday and has been off school since.

    Bit of a cough snivels, runs, stomach ache. No fever or chest complaints. Probably just run down from the trip.

    If feels a bit overkill to self isolate as she's not particularly ill. I'll ring the school and 111 for advice, but anyone had a similar situation? What about the rest of us if he does self isolate, do we all?"
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    snaga reacted to Fully Detached in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Is that the sound of a penny dropping I hear?
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    snaga reacted to DocH in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Ever thought you might be patient  -1?
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    snaga reacted to Roger_Mellie in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    It's a good question... I'm not sure, but it does need more thought than just finding ways to put money in people's pockets.
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    snaga got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    How can you stimulate the economy when there is nothing to buy? Solving lack of supply requires a different approach to lack of demand, but all I am hearing is the same old stimulus ideas, reducing rates, spending money, on what?
    Grants to companies to bring manufacturing back, but that takes years.
    If locking people down they wont be travelling or spending.
     
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    snaga reacted to confused in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Agree with your first point....the Fed has been stimulating since 2008, there is now $24trillion of 'reported' US debt, the ECB owns €4trillion worth of government debt and corporate bonds, what the fuck are they supposed to 'stimulate' going forward??? 
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    snaga got a reaction from Chewing Grass in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    How can you stimulate the economy when there is nothing to buy? Solving lack of supply requires a different approach to lack of demand, but all I am hearing is the same old stimulus ideas, reducing rates, spending money, on what?
    Grants to companies to bring manufacturing back, but that takes years.
    If locking people down they wont be travelling or spending.
     
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    snaga reacted to Roger_Mellie in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    This is going to be bigger economically than 2008. Fed needs to start talking stimulus with China.
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    snaga reacted to The Masked Tulip in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    I will watch it shortly. I hope the same as Bannon but all rational thought points to a bio-weapon.
    I see that Trump is in India. I am very surprised that he has travelled outside the US let alone to India. Some medics have been wondering why India is not showing any cases yet - then I see the Trump visit and the importance of it.
    Would not surprise me that they announce cases after his visit is over and he has left.