meat0918: Is the mortality rate dropping as more get infected, or is it going up?Also, has it left the Middle East yet?
KidKorporate: This is the Middle East thing right?I just need to calibrate the ol' care-o-meter.Zero is an easy one.
PreMortem: Mheh, people shouldn't have sex with monkeys anyway.
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CruJones: KidKorporate: This is the Middle East thing right?I just need to calibrate the ol' care-o-meter.Zero is an easy one.Do we get masks for this one like SARS, or is it just another fake scare like the bird flu?
Skeptos: Anyone having dreams about an old black woman in Nebraska?
Richard C Stanford: Skeptos: Anyone having dreams about an old black woman in Nebraska?No, just the usual ones with fire and explosions and a creepy red-eyed dude in a vest.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Well, as long as a bunch of people from all over the world don't gather in Saudi Arabia later this year in one huge crowd, creating the perfect conditions for transmission, we should be good.
Walker: Skeptos: Anyone having dreams about an old black woman in Nebraska?There are black women in Nebraska?
That Guy Jeff: AIDS was such a success that the CIA created a new project for a slightly lighter shade of skin?
AeAe: Capt. Trips?Let's do this! I'm looking forward to Stand-level global pandemic.
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: That camel I took home from the bar Saturday...she looked clean, right? Should I get checked?
serial_crusher: Great. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. If it does break out in the US, we'll have to deal with the baggers thinking they're immune to that thar towelhead disease.
Richard C Stanford: AeAe: Capt. Trips?Let's do this! I'm looking forward to Stand-level global pandemic.Actually, that would kind of suck. It would be fun to drive a car through a mall firing an Uzi out of the window before crashing it into a Hot Topic and then blowing it up, but there'd be no electricity, no running water, and a quick forgetting of scientific knowledge and a return to a state of ignorance. It'd be a better scenario if something like 52% of people died off (myself not included). Hopefully we'd lose most of the assholes, and it'd be easier to found a post-apocalyptic civilization with a larger group of people.
Richard C Stanford: Walker: Skeptos: Anyone having dreams about an old black woman in Nebraska?There are black women in Nebraska?It's Nebraska. I'm pretty sure people still have slaves in some of the more isolated areas. The whole state is a godforsaken dust bowl filled with corn, more corn, dirt, cultists who ambush travelers and sacrifice them to ensure a bountiful corn harvest, corn, and meth labs. Wyoming's state motto is "at least we aren't Nebraska".
GRCooper: Richard C Stanford: Skeptos: Anyone having dreams about an old black woman in Nebraska?No, just the usual ones with fire and explosions and a creepy red-eyed dude in a vest.Baby, can you dig your man?
Gyrfalcon: Well, there are a few possibilities that have nothing to do with the virus suddenly mutating to a new and incredibly deadly form.1. There may just be an increase in reporting of cases; in other words, cases which previously were reported as "pneumonia" or "ARDS" are now correctly being reported as "MERS".2. More people are seeking treatment earlier, so they are being diagnosed before they die or recover, so instead of getting sick and dying or recovering out in their villages, they're now being counted.3. The virus is no more transmissable than it ever was, but healthcare workers are not being careful and/or the increase in cases coming into the hospitals is causing more of them to catch it. Sanitary precautions only work if used.4. CDC is wrong about the animal vector, and it is actually an arbovirus or has a rodent vector.Or, the virus has mutated and we're all gonna die.
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