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2020-02-20 7:04:04 AM  
They forgot a few:

Would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?

How can I blame/vindicate the American political party of my choice vis-a-vis Coronavirus when posting on internet message boards?

When will new videos show up in the "Stepmoms teach stepdaughters how to care for stepsiblings struck with Coronavirus" tab on PornHub? I've already fapped to all 54 there already.

What essential oils should I buy from the ex-cheerleader who ignored me in high school but now "really wants to connect and talk about an amazing business plan" on Facebook to cure Coronavirus?
 
2020-02-20 7:41:37 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: They forgot a few:

Would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?

Has the power been out for 2 hours? If it has, it's legal. Bird law.

How can I blame/vindicate the American political party of my choice vis-a-vis Coronavirus when posting on internet message boards?

Since when did anyone need actual evidence?

When will new videos show up in the "Stepmoms teach stepdaughters how to care for stepsiblings struck with Coronavirus" tab on PornHub? I've already fapped to all 54 there already.

Corey Chase will probably have something up soon.

What essential oils should I buy from the ex-cheerleader who ignored me in high school but now "really wants to connect and talk about an amazing business plan" on Facebook to cure Coronavirus?

All of them, but she still won't sleep with you.
 
2020-02-20 7:44:23 AM  
They didn't mention anything about pooping.
 
2020-02-20 7:45:35 AM  
So "questions you're too afraid to ask" = FAQ that have been up on the WHO homep for about two weeks?
 
2020-02-20 7:53:16 AM  
Why are you in the back pocket of Big Virus ™, Man!?
 
2020-02-20 7:55:41 AM  
What's the best head gear a zombie could wear so some pesky survivors won't be able to shoot me in the head or chop my head off?
 
2020-02-20 7:57:55 AM  

Nimbull: What's the best head gear a zombie could wear so some pesky survivors won't be able to shoot me in the head or chop my head off?


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2020-02-20 7:58:00 AM  
Is it a disability that qualifies you for free TotalFark for life*?

*Your mileage may vary
 
2020-02-20 8:04:41 AM  
I am not taking any chances.  I hermetically sealed my house last night.  It has taken such a load off my mind, I feel so much more relaxed, and a little drows  gyiogy ouv uxctyic
 
2020-02-20 8:14:44 AM  
Do the fatality rates include total cases or just hospitalized cases? Do they even have an idea of total? Like for the flu it's like 0.1% total cases but around 6% of hospitalized.
 
2020-02-20 8:16:39 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Do the fatality rates include total cases or just hospitalized cases? Do they even have an idea of total? Like for the flu it's like 0.1% total cases but around 6% of hospitalized.


It's a moving set of data which includes the non-hospitalized. Current death rate is hanging around 2% but will probably end up lower.
 
2020-02-20 8:21:47 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Do the fatality rates include total cases or just hospitalized cases? Do they even have an idea of total? Like for the flu it's like 0.1% total cases but around 6% of hospitalized.


Current is "known cases" which are mostly those who sought care, but there are those who were tested because of contact with someone who was.

There are certainly a large number of unknown cases, mostly asymptomatic and mild ones. There may be severe cases, even deaths, in rural areas that we don't know about, but there wouldn't be many more of them.
 
2020-02-20 8:23:51 AM  
Just posted an article that says the virus is present in fecal matter before it can be detected in mouth or nasal swabs.  So, like the Nova virus, it is being spread in crap.

Wash your damn hands, you Farking bastards!
 
2020-02-20 8:24:53 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: They forgot a few:

Would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?

How can I blame/vindicate the American political party of my choice vis-a-vis Coronavirus when posting on internet message boards?

When will new videos show up in the "Stepmoms teach stepdaughters how to care for stepsiblings struck with Coronavirus" tab on PornHub? I've already fapped to all 54 there already.

What essential oils should I buy from the ex-cheerleader who ignored me in high school but now "really wants to connect and talk about an amazing business plan" on Facebook to cure Coronavirus?


One...and done.....
 
2020-02-20 8:28:46 AM  
Can you get Coronavirus from Tecate?
 
2020-02-20 8:30:45 AM  
The Daily Beast and "experts" don't belong in the same sentence.  Bad subby.  BAD!
 
2020-02-20 8:34:23 AM  
Other than going to China, is there a way I can make certain that someone catches the most virulent form of this?  No reason, just asking.
 
2020-02-20 8:37:43 AM  

cherryl taggart: Other than going to China, is there a way I can make certain that someone catches the most virulent form of this?  No reason, just asking.


Have them check out the Pol Tab.
 
2020-02-20 8:41:44 AM  
Please start calling it the Wuhan Coronavirus.
 
2020-02-20 8:43:09 AM  
Who would be afraid to ask those questions?
 
2020-02-20 8:44:36 AM  

MycroftHolmes: I am not taking any chances.  I hermetically sealed my house last night.  It has taken such a load off my mind, I feel so much more relaxed, and a little drows  gyiogy ouv uxctyic


Dude, you are suffering hypothermia symptoms, start a fire in the fireplace, immediately!
 
2020-02-20 8:52:36 AM  

i ignore u: The Daily Beast and "experts" don't belong in the same sentence.  Bad subby.  BAD!


Thought the same thing, then I read the article.  All good, non-panic inducing information.
 
2020-02-20 8:59:19 AM  
I bought a case of corona 14 days ago, not sick yet, will I survive?

I'm an international globalist billionaire elite environmentalist who has severe adhd only remedied by constant international travel and schmoozing, will COVID ruin my smile and or hairline?

I'm a coyote smuggling people from around the world into America various open orifices, how much do I charge sick asians for the trip and how far can someone short of breath and running 103 degree fever stagger?

I'm a Wuhan Crematorium operator, how often do I clear the coke/carbon build up, every 500 or 1000 bodies?

I'm a government health worker in India who is pretty sure my whole village has it, but we have no testing kits, how will I do the needful?

I'm a lazy American posting snark on message boards, how long before my lung tissue emulsifies in puss?
 
2020-02-20 9:03:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Can you get Coronavirus from Tecate?


Just add a lime and you should be ok.
 
2020-02-20 9:06:43 AM  
Can we make it more virulent? A 2% death rate just isn't good enough.
 
2020-02-20 9:15:28 AM  
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2020-02-20 9:16:24 AM  

sleze: Please start calling it the Wuhan Coronavirus.


Kung Flu!
 
2020-02-20 9:17:17 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 850x1400]


The Express!

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2020-02-20 9:18:35 AM  

give me doughnuts: sleze: Please start calling it the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Kung Flu!


Hong Kong Fluey
 
2020-02-20 9:25:02 AM  

MaelstromFL: Just posted an article that says the virus is present in fecal matter before it can be detected in mouth or nasal swabs.  So, like the Nova virus, it is being spread in crap.

Wash your damn hands, you Farking bastards!


1) It's going to be spread far more by droplet/aerosol than fecal.
2) Still, wash your damn hands.

The difference between droplet and aerosol transmission.

Droplet v Airborne Transmission
Youtube F1JEbx9NY2I
 
2020-02-20 9:25:59 AM  

pounddawg: give me doughnuts: sleze: Please start calling it the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Kung Flu!

Hong Kong Fluey.


#1 Super Germ!
 
2020-02-20 9:29:15 AM  

FarkQued: I bought a case of corona 14 days ago, not sick yet, will I survive?


Nope. Told you to buy Pacifico or Modelo, but you had to be you. 

I'm an international globalist billionaire elite environmentalist who has severe adhd only remedied by constant international travel and schmoozing, will COVID ruin my smile and or hairline?

Yes if you don't take immediate measures. Please walk into this fire. 

I'm a coyote smuggling people from around the world into America various open orifices, how much do I charge sick asians for the trip and how far can someone short of breath and running 103 degree fever stagger?

Doesn't matter, every boat you get is just going to explode. 

I'm a Wuhan Crematorium operator, how often do I clear the coke/carbon build up, every 500 or 1000 bodies?

Up the temperature 300 degrees and stop using cheap fuel and your coking problems will go away. 

I'm a government health worker in India who is pretty sure my whole village has it, but we have no testing kits, how will I do the needful?

Poorly. 

I'm a lazy American posting snark on message boards, how long before my lung tissue emulsifies in puss?

3....2...1...
 
2020-02-20 9:31:04 AM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 850x1400]



Wow. Chinese bio-warfare is pretty lame if a 2.5% fatality rate is all they can manage.
 
2020-02-20 9:34:24 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: MaelstromFL: Just posted an article that says the virus is present in fecal matter before it can be detected in mouth or nasal swabs.  So, like the Nova virus, it is being spread in crap.

Wash your damn hands, you Farking bastards!

1) It's going to be spread far more by droplet/aerosol than fecal.
2) Still, wash your damn hands.

The difference between droplet and aerosol transmission.

[YouTube video: Droplet v Airborne Transmission]


The key here is that you can transmit the virus by fecal/oral well before you can detect it in oral swabs.  Probability before you have symptoms...

https://fortune.com/2020/02/20/corona​v​irus-fecal-transmission/
 
2020-02-20 9:34:44 AM  

give me doughnuts: oldfool: [i.redd.it image 850x1400]


Wow. Chinese bio-warfare is pretty lame if a 2.5% fatality rate is all they can manage.


The virus actually builds a bomb inside your liver. Everyone who's been infected will explode at the same time.

\ Honestly surprised that "newspaper" didn't print that.
 
2020-02-20 9:36:57 AM  

MaelstromFL: The key here is that you can transmit the virus by fecal/oral well before you can detect it in oral swabs.  Probability before you have symptoms...


Quite possibly true - a small percentage of the cases present with nausea and diarrhea. However, those are also symptoms.

Not saying that this isn't important, but again (as you said!) the key is simple. Wash your hands. Even easier than avoiding droplets (or worse, aerosols!)
 
2020-02-20 9:41:46 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: MaelstromFL: The key here is that you can transmit the virus by fecal/oral well before you can detect it in oral swabs.  Probability before you have symptoms...

Quite possibly true - a small percentage of the cases present with nausea and diarrhea. However, those are also symptoms.

Not saying that this isn't important, but again (as you said!) the key is simple. Wash your hands. Even easier than avoiding droplets (or worse, aerosols!)


If it is aerosol we are screwed.

Washing your hands won't help...  Time to get out the plastic and tape the doors and windows.
 
2020-02-20 9:47:30 AM  

MaelstromFL: If it is aerosol we are screwed.


I think it is, in a small number of cases. We're clearly seeing "super spreaders" - people who are able to infect large numbers of other people in a short amount of time. One clearly was at the church in Daegu, South Korea, and has resulted in 90% of the infections in that country.

But we don't have documented proof. And no, the cruise ship isn't proof - it's a strong hint that it may be, but it's not proof, because we don't know if anyone got it after the quarantine started and if they did, by what means. All you need was an infected staff member handing out food to people to present a non-aerosol chain of infection.
 
2020-02-20 10:04:47 AM  
This article should be mandatory reading for everyone.
 
2020-02-20 10:07:53 AM  

bisi: So "questions you're too afraid to ask" = FAQ that have been up on the WHO homep for about two weeks?


Questions you are afraid to ask:

As a gimp, I've been using a N-95 respirator in role playing for several years, is it still an effective protective device against the virus?
 
2020-02-20 12:27:27 PM  
Experts repeat everything I've been reading in the news for the past month.  Thank you, experts.
 
2020-02-20 1:00:15 PM  

oldfool: [i.redd.it image 850x1400]


Apparently, 'biohazard' is spelled the same way in Chinese. Huh!
 
2020-02-20 1:13:22 PM  
Good news: not that deadly
Bad news: possible that everyone has it by now
 
2020-02-20 1:15:33 PM  
Good news: they will definitely have a vaccine
Bad news: people will get it after the virus has run its course and killed everyone it was going to kill
 
2020-02-20 1:30:16 PM  
My sources tell me that they have a vaccine, but they haven't fine tuned the autism latency period yet.
 
2020-02-20 1:45:20 PM  

BafflerMeal: TheDirtyNacho: Do the fatality rates include total cases or just hospitalized cases? Do they even have an idea of total? Like for the flu it's like 0.1% total cases but around 6% of hospitalized.

It's a moving set of data which includes the non-hospitalized. Current death rate is hanging around 2% but will probably end up lower.


Still guessing the rate is slightly inflated by this thing likely decimating current patients in hospital where people were first treated. The death rate outside China has been much lower percentage wise. Long incubation time plus government denial meant it had a good head start in hospital wards too.

I'm just amazed Africa is okay; there's a lot of business traffic there from China and some less-developed countries would be in a lot of trouble if it landed there.
 
2020-02-20 2:19:48 PM  
"How do we build a giant dome over China?" curiously missing.
 
2020-02-20 2:36:26 PM  

jjorsett: "How do we build a giant dome over China?" curiously missing.


We need a dome to put over self important 'comedians'
 
2020-02-20 2:48:50 PM  

MaelstromFL: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: MaelstromFL: Just posted an article that says the virus is present in fecal matter before it can be detected in mouth or nasal swabs.  So, like the Nova virus, it is being spread in crap.

Wash your damn hands, you Farking bastards!

1) It's going to be spread far more by droplet/aerosol than fecal.
2) Still, wash your damn hands.

The difference between droplet and aerosol transmission.

[YouTube video: Droplet v Airborne Transmission]

The key here is that you can transmit the virus by fecal/oral well before you can detect it in oral swabs.  Probability before you have symptoms...

https://fortune.com/2020/02/20/coronav​irus-fecal-transmission/


"Rectal swabs can detect the pneumonia-causing virus in patients even when conventional oral tests are negative, doctors at the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in central China said in a study."

Yay, TSA agents say "bend over visitor to US" :).
 
2020-02-20 4:12:21 PM  

mrshowrules: Good news: they will definitely have a vaccine
Bad news: people will get it after the virus has run its course and killed everyone it was going to kill


I would be very curious to see how many antivax idiots would vaccinate for something immediate and deadly. Polio, smallpox, etc are too far away from them to make any sort of impression. This might not be deadly enough, even for them. If there ever was a real Captain Tripps, but there was a vaccine, I wonder if they would line up for it or have to be forced.
 
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