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(The News International)   Spain reports first case of deadly MERS coronavirus . It's like SARS but heavily subsidized by other influenza strains with a lime in the neck   (thenews.com.pk) divider line 29
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2013-11-06 06:14:52 PM
President Madagascar . . .
 
2013-11-06 06:15:38 PM
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2013-11-06 06:17:03 PM
Break out the beer, guns, and deathcars!
 
2013-11-06 06:19:32 PM
My friend has a Corona and he's not answering the phone.
 
2013-11-06 06:23:07 PM
So, this is it, we're going to die.

Oh and on another note, thanks to whomever got me a free Total Fark subscription for the month.  I just hope and pray that this plague doesn't kill me before I get to fully know the wonders of Total Fark.
 
2013-11-06 06:25:59 PM
So, where were you when the captain trips started?
 
2013-11-06 06:26:42 PM
What's the worst that could happen?
 
2013-11-06 06:31:25 PM
Ermahgerds?
 
2013-11-06 06:36:46 PM

Grapple: What's the worst that could happen?


I'm going to get rich selling surgical masks at a huge markup.
 
2013-11-06 06:42:46 PM
I read that as MRSA coronovirus, and started worrying that the bacteria and viruses had teamed up.
 
2013-11-06 06:51:31 PM
Damn, the apocalypse is happening again? Seems like yesterday we had a link about a killer earthquake about to plunge Cali into the sea. And before that it was killer asteroids. And killer debt ceiling. It seems like every week we have some overhyped media BS about how we're all going to die.
Of course, if this thing ends up spreading like wildfire, maybe I'll reconsider my position.
 
2013-11-06 06:54:03 PM

Richard C Stanford: Damn, the apocalypse is happening again? Seems like yesterday we had a link about a killer earthquake about to plunge Cali into the sea. And before that it was killer asteroids. And killer debt ceiling. It seems like every week we have some overhyped media BS about how we're all going to die.
Of course, if this thing ends up spreading like wildfire, maybe I'll reconsider my position.


Nah, we're good. The reporting is always far worse than the other symptoms.
 
2013-11-06 06:57:48 PM
So, it's time to kick out Carol with the keys to the Taurus?
 
2013-11-06 07:03:33 PM

OtherLittleGuy: So, it's time to kick out Carol with the keys to the Taurus?


It was time to do that in season 2.

I hope she comes back as a Walker and one of her "daughters" stabs her in the head.
 
2013-11-06 07:14:09 PM

SirEattonHogg: So, this is it, we're going to die.

Oh and on another note, thanks to whomever got me a free Total Fark subscription for the month.  I just hope and pray that this plague doesn't kill me before I get to fully know the wonders of Total Fark.


Unless the virus kills in 60 seconds or less, you're good.
 
2013-11-06 07:15:54 PM
"In August, researchers pointed to Arabian camels as possible hosts of the virus."

Figures.  Buncha camel farkers over there.

Hope there's a vaccine soon, I want to make aCoronal Mass Injection joke.


/is it humpday?
 
2013-11-06 07:20:20 PM
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2013-11-06 07:43:13 PM
MERS is a plot by Al Qaeda. Using Synbio techniques they've modified the H5N1 virus. They obtained samples of the virus when Egypt's primary health laboratory was looted during riots in early 2011. Releasing it at Hajj the virus is slowly working it's way out as the pilgrims return home. A vaccine has been developed but will only be administered to those faithful that Allah (read: Al Qaeda) deems worthy. In their twisted mindset it is better to kill most of their fellow believers if it also wipes out all of the unbelievers.

/I'm working on my conspiracy theory technique. Critiques?
//The looting did happen according to an article in the most recent issue of "Foreign Affairs" but I can't seem to find another citation.
 
2013-11-06 07:54:31 PM

Russ1642: Grapple: What's the worst that could happen?

I'm going to get rich selling surgical masks at a huge markup.


Too bad surgical masks won't protect you.
 
2013-11-06 08:11:57 PM
Horrifying to think it could cause equal devastation to H1N1 and the others. How will morgues ever keep up with these dramatic 0.0001% increases in deaths.
 
2013-11-06 08:18:53 PM
I caught the coronaextravirus. It sucks
 
2013-11-06 08:22:28 PM

hardinparamedic: Russ1642: Grapple: What's the worst that could happen?

I'm going to get rich selling surgical masks at a huge markup.

Too bad surgical masks won't protect you.


Good thing I still have a box of N95 masks somewhere.

/although with my luck they're expired AND hosting a prion convention...
 
2013-11-06 08:23:51 PM

lordluzr: So, where were you when the captain trips started?


Listening to "Baby, can you dig your man?"
 
2013-11-06 08:48:35 PM

Vanis: MERS is a plot by Al Qaeda. Using Synbio techniques they've modified the H5N1 virus. They obtained samples of the virus when Egypt's primary health laboratory was looted during riots in early 2011. Releasing it at Hajj the virus is slowly working it's way out as the pilgrims return home. A vaccine has been developed but will only be administered to those faithful that Allah (read: Al Qaeda) deems worthy. In their twisted mindset it is better to kill most of their fellow believers if it also wipes out all of the unbelievers.

/I'm working on my conspiracy theory technique. Critiques?
//The looting did happen according to an article in the most recent issue of "Foreign Affairs" but I can't seem to find another citation.


Well, it's more believable than "UN is plotting to take over the world and instal a satanic regime for the lutz", but I just don't see a bunch of barely literate camel herders knowing how to engineer a virus. I mean, their biggest plot was basically "fly plane into building, make big boom", not exactly rocket science. Still, Mecca would be a pretty good place to release a highly contagious disease.
/My apocalypse theory is a bunch of eco-tourists in the arctic stumbling across an early 1800s ship and inadvertently being infected with smallpox.
 
2013-11-06 09:10:55 PM
I tell you what, I have seen more sick people this season than I can ever remember. In fact until this year I had not been sick in over a decade.  The germs are fighting back
 
2013-11-06 09:11:02 PM

Vanis: MERS is a plot by Al Qaeda. Using Synbio techniques they've modified the H5N1 virus. They obtained samples of the virus when Egypt's primary health laboratory was looted during riots in early 2011. Releasing it at Hajj the virus is slowly working it's way out as the pilgrims return home. A vaccine has been developed but will only be administered to those faithful that Allah (read: Al Qaeda) deems worthy. In their twisted mindset it is better to kill most of their fellow believers if it also wipes out all of the unbelievers.

/I'm working on my conspiracy theory technique. Critiques?
//The looting did happen according to an article in the most recent issue of "Foreign Affairs" but I can't seem to find another citation.


I like this. Good job!
 
2013-11-06 09:28:08 PM
I just played a game of pandemic 2 the other day

Yes, I won
(yes, by starting over until I started on Madagascar)
 
2013-11-06 09:42:50 PM

Richard C Stanford: Vanis: MERS is a plot by Al Qaeda. Using Synbio techniques they've modified the H5N1 virus. They obtained samples of the virus when Egypt's primary health laboratory was looted during riots in early 2011. Releasing it at Hajj the virus is slowly working it's way out as the pilgrims return home. A vaccine has been developed but will only be administered to those faithful that Allah (read: Al Qaeda) deems worthy. In their twisted mindset it is better to kill most of their fellow believers if it also wipes out all of the unbelievers.

/I'm working on my conspiracy theory technique. Critiques?
//The looting did happen according to an article in the most recent issue of "Foreign Affairs" but I can't seem to find another citation.

Well, it's more believable than "UN is plotting to take over the world and instal a satanic regime for the lutz", but I just don't see a bunch of barely literate camel herders knowing how to engineer a virus. I mean, their biggest plot was basically "fly plane into building, make big boom", not exactly rocket science. Still, Mecca would be a pretty good place to release a highly contagious disease.
/My apocalypse theory is a bunch of eco-tourists in the arctic stumbling across an early 1800s ship and inadvertently being infected with smallpox.


I hear you. That said I'm really interested in the new Synbio - "BioSin" for the eventual opponents? - science being done. I was amazed to find out there were high-schooler's starting to take part in synthetic biology competitions. Given what I know about high-school budgets it can't take "that" much money to start playing around. Even if those "low-cost" projects couldn't lead to anything other than gimicky science fair projects the tech is growing very rapidly. Who knows what we'll be able to brew up with 250,000$ of lab equipment?

/I'm basing most of my comments on what's written in this article. You won't be able to read more than a few paragraphs without an account but it's an interesting read if you can get your hands on it.
 
2013-11-06 09:44:13 PM
Vanis:Who knows what we'll be able to brew up with 250,000$ of lab equipment in 25 years.

FTFM
 
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