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BaronVonGrim

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When Chinese are stealing intellectual property involving biological weapons... they might end up being given something they dont understand.. something mislabeled... a gift.

They think they've hired a double agent from Harvard... but ends up being a tripple agent.

They would behave the same way... if was a Chinese made bio weapon or a US bio weapon gone rogue...smuggled in by an espionage ring.
 

Donnie B.

Experienced
“Ebola” Virus.
“Lassa” Fever.
“German” Measles.
“Spanish” Flu.
“West Nile” Virus.
(the list goes on)
“Chinese” Virus
You forgot African Killer Bees! ✔
pssst: neither Lassa or Ebola are places.

And it ain't so much using the phrase Chinese Virus. It's who's doing it. And why.
It really should be called the Wuhan Virus if we want to be accurate.
But that wouldn't have the same 'impact'.
 

lyricbread

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You forgot African Killer Bees! ✔
pssst: neither Lassa or Ebola are places.

And it ain't so much using the phrase Chinese Virus. It's who's doing it. And why.
It really should be called the Wuhan Virus, but that wouldn't have the same 'impact'.
Lassa and Ebola are both locations where those viruses originated. Ebola is a river and Lassa is a town.
 

iaresee

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“Ebola” Virus.
“Lassa” Fever.
“German” Measles.
“Spanish” Flu.
“West Nile” Virus.
(the list goes on)
“Chinese” Virus... “That’s racist!”

SMFH
Using the past to defend the present is a slippery slope. What other terms that have long gone to the proverbial grave shall we resurrect?

Evolution on a cultural level demands setting a higher bar for everyone. The term encourages xenophobia and racism. We can do better with nothing sacrificed in terms of concise expression and much to be gained in terms of improving the world we live in.
 

Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
So this one should be could BATs?
Maybe. This is/was the working theory;


"A member of the coronavirus family, COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease — meaning it jumped from animals to humans. These viruses often originate in bats, according to Daszak, but may travel through another species on its way to infecting humans.

He and other researchers have found over 500 new coronaviruses in bats over the last 10 years. But Daszak says bats are very rarely found in wildlife markets like the one where the outbreak likely began.

Researchers in China suspect the endangered pangolin may serve as an intermediate host between bats and humans, but Dazsak says that pangolins are also rarely found in wildlife markets. Though it’s the world’s most trafficked animal, pangolins are typically killed and their scales removed for medicinal use."


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https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/02/13/new-coronavirus-origins-deaths
 

Warrior

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3 week stay at home order just implemented in Michigan. Can only leave for essential goods/services (groceries, medicine, gas, medical attention, etc), exercise, walking pets.
 

Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
This is interesting. Based on observations by ENT doctors in the U.K.

"Loss of smell and taste could be coronavirus symptoms"

 
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3 week stay at home order just implemented in Michigan. Can only leave for essential goods/services (groceries, medicine, gas, medical attention, etc), exercise, walking pets.
Same thing in Missouri starting today. My high schoolers start online courses tomorrow. My daughter is on college spring break and the rest of her quarter is going to be online so she won't be going back. She is supposed to study in Florence, Italy in the Fall...
 
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