If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CBC)   Saudi Arabia has confirmed seven new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, adding up to 36 infections in five days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. الجميع الذعر   (cbc.ca) divider line 101
    More: Scary, Saudi Arabia, Mers, new cases, riyadh, Hajj, infections, diseases  
•       •       •

5442 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Apr 2014 at 2:58 PM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



101 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-20 12:18:53 PM
international and Saudi health authorities say the disease, which originated in camels, does not transmit easily between people and may simply die out.


o_O
 
2014-04-20 12:22:09 PM
الجميع الذعر

Clever.  I should have guessed.
 
2014-04-20 12:26:49 PM

TheHighlandHowler: الجميع الذعر

Clever.  I should have guessed.


I was wavering between this and "shut down everything".
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-20 12:37:12 PM
Health experts have warned, however, that MERS has the potential to mutate eventually.

Good, we could use a cure for cancer.

Or is that not what it will mutate into?
 
2014-04-20 12:49:26 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: TheHighlandHowler: الجميع الذعر

Clever.  I should have guessed.

I was wavering between this and "shut down everything".


I'm totally going to slip that into a document at work when nobody's looking.
 
2014-04-20 12:51:21 PM
We've been warned for years that Camels cause lung problems, so it comes as no surprise
www.salem-news.com
 
2014-04-20 01:04:54 PM

ZAZ: Health experts have warned, however, that MERS has the potential to mutate eventually.

Good, we could use a cure for cancer.

Or is that not what it will mutate into?


It might - some viruses do attack cancer cells.
 
2014-04-20 02:48:03 PM

TheHighlandHowler: الجميع الذعر

Clever.  I should have guessed.


I was thinking it was فمن المؤكد المتربة هنا.
 
2014-04-20 03:04:28 PM
الجميع الذعر

"Still no cure for camel"?
 
2014-04-20 03:04:39 PM
Wonder if camels are used to mix and create medicines in Saudi?

Some believe using monkeys to create vaccines in Africa led to AIDS outbreak....wonder if MERS can be spread same via camels and medicine or anti-venom creation?
 
2014-04-20 03:08:21 PM
But... are the ports of Madagascar still open?!
 
2014-04-20 03:09:45 PM
Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?
 
2014-04-20 03:13:12 PM
I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?
 
2014-04-20 03:14:08 PM

MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?


I didn't translate but based on the comments I'm assuming it's "Still no cure for cancer"
 
2014-04-20 03:14:09 PM
I call bullsh*t on this. I bet it's the Dukkah they put on everything.
 
2014-04-20 03:14:46 PM

MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?


Everybody panic.
 
2014-04-20 03:15:14 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: TheHighlandHowler: الجميع الذعر

Clever.  I should have guessed.

I was wavering between this and "shut down everything".


اغلاق كل شيء
 
2014-04-20 03:16:13 PM

wildcardjack: I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?


This year, first week of October.
 
2014-04-20 03:17:34 PM
I thought MERS just tasted bad and stopped you up, never knew it'd kill you.
 
2014-04-20 03:17:50 PM
. ברוך השם

would seem appropriate... ;)
 
2014-04-20 03:20:57 PM
If 75% of the camels have had MERS, maybe you ought to think about looking into a vaccine.

"He also said it may be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent the disease in camels. But he said creating a vaccine for people would not make sense, given that so far, MERS is rare..."


Heck, they aren't even interested in vaccinating the farkin camels, let alone worrying about humans.
Meh,  it's rare,  let those people die.
 
2014-04-20 03:21:23 PM

zarker: MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?

I didn't translate but based on the comments I'm assuming it's "Still no cure for cancer"


Nah, just a rather weird way to say everybody panic.
 
2014-04-20 03:23:40 PM

international and Saudi health authorities say the disease, which originated in camels a CIA lab


/fixed
 
2014-04-20 03:25:08 PM

gopher321: international and Saudi health authorities say the disease, which originated in camels, does not transmit easily between people and may simply die out.


o_O


FloridaFarkTag: Wonder if camels are used to mix and create medicines in Saudi?

Some believe using monkeys to create vaccines in Africa led to AIDS outbreak....wonder if MERS can be spread same via camels and medicine or anti-venom creation?


gopher: Respiratory viruses can sometimes cross species and infect humans, examples the swine and avian flu.

florida: Flus are typically spread through respiratory droplets, so I doubt that can happen.
 
2014-04-20 03:29:45 PM

wildcardjack: I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?


Spring Break. You should see the women. Nobody else can...
 
2014-04-20 03:30:29 PM

Fallout Boy: gopher321: international and Saudi health authorities say the disease, which originated in camels, does not transmit easily between people and may simply die out.


o_O

FloridaFarkTag: Wonder if camels are used to mix and create medicines in Saudi?

Some believe using monkeys to create vaccines in Africa led to AIDS outbreak....wonder if MERS can be spread same via camels and medicine or anti-venom creation?

gopher: Respiratory viruses can sometimes cross species and infect humans, examples the swine and avian flu.

florida: Flus are typically spread through respiratory droplets, so I doubt that can happen.


But there still has to be some mutation along the way for MERS to begin affecting Humans....it has to be more than just droplet transmission
 
2014-04-20 03:31:08 PM
MERS?

You know you've been playing too much Elder Scrolls when your first thought was Elves. *sigh*
 
2014-04-20 03:35:42 PM
Saudi Arabia - they can always just blame jews, gays or atheists.
 
2014-04-20 03:35:59 PM
Haha good. Lets hope it spreads to all the Middle East and just wipes out all them mud hut dwelling, dirt farming camel jockey bomb fetishists. Maybe I'm a little racist against them but what can I say? They've tried to kill me several times while i was over there trying to HELP them.
 
2014-04-20 03:36:41 PM
Don't worry about it, Allah's GOT this.
 
2014-04-20 03:37:03 PM
ermagherd, get yer ass to Mers
 
2014-04-20 03:38:10 PM

FloridaFarkTag: using monkeys to create vaccines in Africa led to AIDS outbreak


read.

Anyways, we all know it's uncircumsized guys, who use condoms, that cause the AIDS problem. The solution? Circumcision, abstainance ONLY education, and prayer. Lots of prayer.

/adjusts tinfoilhat, vapurizer temp.
 
2014-04-20 03:41:51 PM
i242.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-20 03:41:59 PM

FloridaFarkTag: But there still has to be some mutation along the way for MERS to begin affecting Humans....it has to be more than just droplet transmission


it's called... Mutation. It happens, on it's own, as part of everyday, normal life. It's not just the CIA that can mutate virii, they can do it all on their own. Like magic. Except, not.
 
2014-04-20 03:45:00 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?

Everybody panic.


Dude, you don't have to be a dick about it, he just wants to know what it means.
 
2014-04-20 03:49:56 PM

MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?

Tất cả mọi người hoảng loạn
 
2014-04-20 03:51:07 PM

wildcardjack: I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?


Rocktober
 
2014-04-20 03:55:38 PM
Ah yes. Allow me to break out my Ramadan chair.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-04-20 03:58:38 PM
So, how is Arabic readable?

At the font size I'm using, English is no problem at all.  I can see the Hebrew characters.  But Arabic is just a very small jumble of pixels, not something that I could possibly read.
 
2014-04-20 04:00:28 PM
Shalom
 
2014-04-20 04:13:38 PM

MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?


 يسوع المسيح، فكرت جوجل ترجمة كان لكسول عضال.

/ عندما كنت طفلا كان عليك أن تذهب إلى المكتبة
/ / المطلوب الناس للترجمة، سيتطلب المزيد من الوقت من استخدام جوجل
 
2014-04-20 04:25:08 PM

DarkVader: So, how is Arabic readable?

At the font size I'm using, English is no problem at all.  I can see the Hebrew characters.  But Arabic is just a very small jumble of pixels, not something that I could possibly read.


Ctrl+"+"
 
2014-04-20 04:27:31 PM

Dirty J1: Haha good. Lets hope it spreads to all the Middle East and just wipes out all them mud hut dwelling, dirt farming camel jockey bomb fetishists. Maybe I'm a little racist against them but what can I say? They've tried to kill me several times while i was over there trying to HELP them.


Well, aren't you just a class act.
 
2014-04-20 04:32:20 PM

DarkVader: So, how is Arabic readable?

At the font size I'm using, English is no problem at all.  I can see the Hebrew characters.  But Arabic is just a very small jumble of pixels, not something that I could possibly read.


I imagine they just increase the text size on screen, or since they're used to reading it already it makes sense even at the smaller size.

One interesting thing I've read is that a lot of the drive towards higher resolution screens in smart phones has come from Asia where the higher resolutions resolve the complicated text of Asian languages more thoroughly to make them more legible at smaller sizes.
 
2014-04-20 04:32:38 PM

Mister Peejay: Agent Smiths Laugh: MooseUpNorth: Someone want to translate for the terminally lazy?

Everybody panic.

Dude, you don't have to be a dick about it, he just wants to know what it means.


What?

I wasn't. It means everybody panic, you dolt.

Understand?
 
2014-04-20 04:45:39 PM

ComaToast: wildcardjack: I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?

Spring Break. You should see the women. Nobody else can...


Actually, Saudi social code offers many more dress options for women than men during the Hajj. There is a specific prohibition against women covering their face while making Hajj.
 
2014-04-20 04:49:01 PM

wildcardjack: I'm not up on their schedule, when is that thing where millions go to Mecca and hang out for a few days?


Most going on the Hajj also visit Medina too. There is and has been for years a great deal of concern over disease epidemiology on Hajj. Most of the security officers will wear masks when deployed around lots of people, and the sanitation efforts are legendary. They're pretty prepared for Hajj--they have an entire ministry of Hajj is that is active around the clock 25/8 every day of the year preparing and handing Hajj.
 
2014-04-20 04:49:16 PM
you don't keep a bookmark for google translate?
 
2014-04-20 04:55:41 PM

ManifestDestiny: Dirty J1: Haha good. Lets hope it spreads to all the Middle East and just wipes out all them mud hut dwelling, dirt farming camel jockey bomb fetishists. Maybe I'm a little racist against them but what can I say? They've tried to kill me several times while i was over there trying to HELP them.

Well, aren't you just a class act.


Yeah, sorry, but he isn't the only one who feels that way. The magical thinking, the instant butthurt over the smallest things, and the sheer "I hate you because you're not like me" just works your nerves after a while.

Wait, were we talking about Arabs or teabaggers?
 
2014-04-20 04:58:55 PM

FatherDale: ManifestDestiny: Dirty J1: Haha good. Lets hope it spreads to all the Middle East and just wipes out all them mud hut dwelling, dirt farming camel jockey bomb fetishists. Maybe I'm a little racist against them but what can I say? They've tried to kill me several times while i was over there trying to HELP them.

Well, aren't you just a class act.

Yeah, sorry, but he isn't the only one who feels that way. The magical thinking, the instant butthurt over the smallest things, and the sheer "I hate you because you're not like me" just works your nerves after a while.

Wait, were we talking about Arabs or teabaggers?


DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW!
 
Displayed 50 of 101 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report