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Post by Monkeybubbles » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:01 am

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2 ... -outbreak/

So here it is, the unstoppable mega pneumonia that's going to off us all.

Frankly, what with Boris Johnson and VAR, I'm ready. Take me now, take me quickly.

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:11 am

Ferret enteric coronavirus causes epizootic catarrhal enteritis in ferrets .

Is this story new then , MB me old mucker - thought Coronavirus was quite common - is this a new strain ?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Tenbury » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am

Had it when I was a kid,made good money from the empties.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:09 am

Tenbury wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am
Had it when I was a kid,made good money from the empties.
:) Something I learned from working with Glaswegians over the years is - they call all soft drinks ' Ginger ' .

So , if a young Glaswegian boy were to enter a shop that sold Corona during the 1960s this is how the conversation might go -

Young Boy - Gi's a bottle of ginger , Missis .

Shopkeeper - What sort , son .

Young Boy - The lemonade , please .

Returning bottles of Corona in Glasgow would be referred to as -

' Taking back the gingers . '

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Monkeybubbles » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:54 am

It's a new transmutated strain of a Coronavirus, similar to the one that causes SARS.

At this stage there's no evidence of human contagion, so this might not be the one that wipes out the human race. Disappointing, but there'll be another one along shortly.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2 ... a_outbreak

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SammyLeeWasOffside » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:27 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:11 am
Ferret enteric coronavirus causes epizootic catarrhal enteritis in ferrets .
Richard Whiteley most likely held the cure in his blood stream.

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Post by delbert » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:13 pm

Tenbury wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am
Had it when I was a kid,made good money from the empties.
Took me a second but I got there...... Image

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Samba » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:58 pm

Tenbury wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am
Had it when I was a kid,made good money from the empties.
:lol: me too!

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Post by Samba » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:00 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:09 am
Returning bottles of Corona in Glasgow would be referred to as -
' Taking back the gingers . '
Or in modern, royal parlance, 'Getting rid of the gingers'..

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Post by sendô » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:12 am

N-n-n-niiiine coronavirus.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:54 am
It's a new transmutated strain of a Coronavirus, similar to the one that causes SARS.

At this stage there's no evidence of human contagion, so this might not be the one that wipes out the human race. Disappointing, but there'll be another one along shortly.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2 ... a_outbreak
Our boy became interested in some Discovery Channel programme , ' Monsters Inside Me ' which is about a variety of nasty parasitic illnesses - I actually watched one with him - in this particular case a young man from the USA was unfortunate enough to have contracted a nasty disease called ' Hantavirus ' or ' Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome ' - Once contracted the ' Hantavirus ' has a fatality rate of 36% - it can be transmitted to humans via infected rodents .
I won't spoil the outcome of that particular episode of ' Monsters Inside Me ' for you by telling you whether the young man survived or not but it was a close run thing.......doh !

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by FreeWheeling » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:54 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:54 am
It's a new transmutated strain of a Coronavirus, similar to the one that causes SARS.

At this stage there's no evidence of human contagion, so this might not be the one that wipes out the human race. Disappointing, but there'll be another one along shortly.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2 ... a_outbreak
Well that escalated :shock:

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Post by vietnammer » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:54 am

Was in Vietnam during the SARS thing. One day it was very difficult to entice teachers to remote Hai Phong, then we were inundated with teachers trying to get the f*** out of China.

That article mentioned marmots. Now them's the critters what carry plague. You still get cases of of people getting plague in Khazakstan and Mongolia from eating the b*stard things' kidneys cos they're supposed to be medicinally beneficial. Fortunately in these days of antibiotics, it is curable.

And, and, God's onist trewf, the first day I got to Vietnam I was dismayed to be taken out for a meal (when I just wanted to get some beer and recover from a very long flight). The restaurant entrance resembled nothing but a pet-shop. There was even a little monkey in a cage. I pointed at one critter saying Oh, that's a Civet Cat. I think mine hosts took this as an indication of preference, cos after a while there was an awful animal ruckus downstairs and a while later a stew arrived (with intestinal bits) and when I asked Jon Lee (my boss, who spoke good English) if this was the Civet Cat, he said that it was. Maybe he was winding me up (he would!).

Civet Cats (also used for some expensive perfume-base from a gland in their arses) were identified as the source of the SARS virus less than a year later. This is Gospel, true-life an aw that.

They'll ****ing eat anything out there.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Samba » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:54 am
It's a new transmutated strain of a Coronavirus, similar to the one that causes SARS.
Didn't that Matthew Kelly off the telly, once have 'Sars in His Eyes'?

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Post by Bend it like Repka » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:11 am

My wife decided she'd had enough of the Canaries and wanted to go somewhere a bit more exotic for her 50th. So she's booked flights to Thailand in April.

Great.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Hummer_I_mean_Hammer » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 am

Bend it like Repka wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:11 am
My wife decided she'd had enough of the Canaries and wanted to go somewhere a bit more exotic for her 50th. So she's booked flights to Thailand in April.

Great.
Reading through this, I at first thought that this was related to Viet's post and that she'd had enough of eating Cannaries, :shock:

Happy that it's not, definately not enough meat on those critters to make it worth the effort (unless you're on a diet).

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by delbert » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:16 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... rival-area

It's in the Guardian, how long before the broken woken write into the comments bit to accuse the authorities of doing this just to protect white privilege...? :lol:

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Monkeybubbles » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:17 pm

delbert wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:16 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... rival-area

It's in the Guardian, how long before the broken woken write into the comments bit to accuse the authorities of doing this just to protect white privilege...? :lol:
......and how long before someone comments on the corresponding Daily Mail report to say its another reason to close our borders? Oh, I see they already have, repeatedly.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by sendô » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:34 pm

I'm getting deja vu all over again.

Weren't we all meant to die from some other Chinese originated super germ a few years back? SARS? H5N1? Bird Flu?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ironsonthebrain » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:09 pm

sendô wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:34 pm
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

Weren't we all meant to die from some other Chinese originated super germ a few years back? SARS? H5N1? Bird Flu?
Yup, nothing like a nice panic, distraction of a FOREIGN virus to deflect from how **** the government is.

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