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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    Or the "Xi Virus", more appropriately?

    Hey, I'm not a medical guy, and so I'm not going to try to argue what "epidemiological" reason there is to call numerous diseases after the geographical area of the world it originated from, uh, like this has been called, but whatever...
    Pandemics typically named after the geographic area that they came from. A lot of epidemics are, but not pandemics. Giving it any sort of a geographic name misrepresents what it is.

    Well, again, with the exception of the Spanish Flu, which was named after a geographic area/nation that it actually didn't come from.

    I don't understand why people need to call it anything other than what it's actual name is. It's another example of throwing something into the mix that doesn't do anyone any good, and arguably actually does harm. But even if it doesn't, it still sounds stupid. To put it into sports terms, it's like calling insisting that baseball be called "Four Base Cricket" or something like that. It's just dumb to try and call it anything other than what it's actual name is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xubrew View Post
    Pandemics typically named after the geographic area that they came from. A lot of epidemics are, but not pandemics. Giving it any sort of a geographic name misrepresents what it is.

    Well, again, with the exception of the Spanish Flu, which was named after a geographic area/nation that it actually didn't come from.

    I don't understand why people need to call it anything other than what it's actual name is. It's another example of throwing something into the mix that doesn't do anyone any good, and arguably actually does harm. But even if it doesn't, it still sounds stupid. To put it into sports terms, it's like calling insisting that baseball be called "Four Base Cricket" or something like that. It's just dumb to try and call it anything other than what it's actual name is.
    I'm no big fan of the "Orange Haired Narcissist", but I think if you research, you'll find that Trump didn't call it that until the Chinese Ambassador- a representative of the Chinese Government- tried to perpetrate the line of crap that the virus was created and then spread by the US Military, rather than starting in outdoor markets in Wuhan.
    Sounds like a "stop this garbage" retort to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    I'm no big fan of the "Orange Haired Narcissist", but I think if you research, you'll find that Trump didn't call it that until the Chinese Ambassador- a representative of the Chinese Government- tried to perpetrate the line of crap that the virus was created and then spread by the US Military, rather than starting in outdoor markets in Wuhan.
    Sounds like a "stop this garbage" retort to me.
    This is how I took it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    I'm no big fan of the "Orange Haired Narcissist", but I think if you research, you'll find that Trump didn't call it that until the Chinese Ambassador- a representative of the Chinese Government- tried to perpetrate the line of crap that the virus was created and then spread by the US Military, rather than starting in outdoor markets in Wuhan.
    Sounds like a "stop this garbage" retort to me.
    It probably was.

    And now he should stop calling it that.
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    If Trump were to somehow actually get this thing under control in fifteen days, then he'll have my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    I'm no big fan of the "Orange Haired Narcissist", but I think if you research, you'll find that Trump didn't call it that until the Chinese Ambassador- a representative of the Chinese Government- tried to perpetrate the line of crap that the virus was created and then spread by the US Military, rather than starting in outdoor markets in Wuhan.
    Sounds like a "stop this garbage" retort to me.
    You spend a lot of time on here blowing a guy you're supposedly not a fan of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Garrett View Post
    You spend a lot of time on here blowing a guy you're supposedly not a fan of.
    You do not have to be a fan of someone’s personality or behavior to like what they want to do as a president and agree with his policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierj View Post
    You do not have to be a fan of someoneís personality or behavior to like what they want to do as a president and agree with his policies.
    Thanks J for that very succinct explanation. Amazing that *some* have a hard time understanding that concept.
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    I hope this thing subsides to a manageable level, and real soon.
    Tried to figure out what might happen from the regular flu this year:

    Cases: up to 40 million
    Needing hospitalization: 500,000 (1.25%)
    Deaths: @ 30,000 (75/1000 of 1% of cases; 6% of hospitalizations)

    Many of the deaths are for other underlying causes, which flare up in the compromised system the flu creates.
    We also have the flu vaccine and naturally built up immunity to fight the flu each year

    Current worldwide diagnosed cases of the corona virus: @400,000
    Deaths: @17,000 (4.25%)

    That rate is astounding to me. If we had just 23 million people contract it we'd have a million potential deaths.
    I hope that is way, way out of the realm of possibility; but we have no natural immunity built up, or vaccine at this time.

    Hope everyone stays safe.
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    The flaw in using the diagnosed cases as the denominator for the fatality rate is that number is artificially low as most of those tested were symptomatic. Itís missing all the people who actually had the virus but didnít seek medical attention or get tested.


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