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(Straits Times)   Oh, nothing to worry about today ... South Korea just raised their alert to highest level as number of coronavirus cases jump sharply. Nothing to see, move along, everything is just fine   (straitstimes.com) divider line
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2020-02-23 8:53:51 AM  
"The more you tighten your grip, the more the disease will slip through your fingers.". Princess Leia...probably.
 
2020-02-23 9:56:34 AM  
Subby, you're not going to distract us from the Epstein case.
 
2020-02-23 10:48:13 AM  
This is why Top Korea is Best Korea.
 
2020-02-23 10:49:46 AM  
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2020-02-23 10:49:56 AM  
Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.
 
2020-02-23 10:50:50 AM  

deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.


All you need is 1 million infected and youll get there
 
2020-02-23 10:52:38 AM  
oh boy, now we can hear more scary and stupid news-anchor people chanting "ooga booga! exponential increase!"
 
2020-02-23 10:55:46 AM  
The irony is that the things that governments are supposed to do in these cases are exactly the actions that make people start to worry.
 
2020-02-23 10:55:53 AM  
God is punishing them for stealing that undeserved Oscar.
 
2020-02-23 10:56:26 AM  

deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.


Exactly, not the flu but "the flu"

WAKE UP SHEEPLE
 
2020-02-23 10:57:15 AM  
If it's bad in South Korea then it's REALLY bad in North Korea, and since they don't tell their people anything, they probably don't even know what they're sick with and how contagious it is. Eek.
 
2020-02-23 10:59:16 AM  
I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.
 
2020-02-23 11:04:56 AM  
Between this and the new 27 days....

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2020-02-23 11:05:01 AM  
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SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING

Everything? Even the hospitals?

DID I farkING STUTTER? SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
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2020-02-23 11:07:55 AM  
What's the exchange rate between Korean alert levels and U.S. alert levels?
 
2020-02-23 11:07:59 AM  

deadsanta: the flu


DRINK!
 
2020-02-23 11:08:17 AM  

pounddawg: Between this and the new 27 days....

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"BORN IN SIN - COME ON IN" - Randall Flagg, the Stand Donald Trump, 2020.
 
2020-02-23 11:08:28 AM  

Chris Ween: "The more you tighten your grip, the more the disease will slip through your fingers.". Princess Leia...probably.


With ICN possibly soon off the off the table, my personally-relevant Leia reference would be "help us, Narita, you're my only hope... to get anywhere else in Asia without being blocked or quarantined."
 
2020-02-23 11:09:01 AM  

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SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING

Everything? Even the hospitals?

DID I farkING STUTTER? SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


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2020-02-23 11:10:53 AM  

LewDux: deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.

Exactly, not the flu but "the flu"

WAKE UP SHEEPLE


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2020-02-23 11:17:24 AM  
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-East Hastings (28 Days Later Short Version)
Youtube jBw7k85uaDQ
 
2020-02-23 11:18:25 AM  

Butterflew: If it's bad in South Korea then it's REALLY bad in North Korea, and since they don't tell their people anything, they probably don't even know what they're sick with and how contagious it is. Eek.


I would have thought that N Korea which before the outbreak isolates itself and doesn't allow its citizens free travel, might have little opportunity to get infected.

but

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/0​2​/coronavirus-korea-lethal-china-200219​132141267.html
"There is a thriving black market network up on the North Korean/Chinese border," saidNicholas David Thomas, an associate professor at City University of Hong Kong and a specialist in health security in Asia. "And so all you need is one infected person to be smuggled in or smuggled out ... and either state wouldn't immediately know."
 
2020-02-23 11:18:55 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.


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2020-02-23 11:21:29 AM  

DoughyGuy: The irony is that the things that governments are supposed to do in these cases are exactly the actions that make people start to worry.


Came here to say this.

We'd have a much bigger problem if they were ignoring the problem because they didn't want to spook the stock market - like Trump.
 
2020-02-23 11:22:21 AM  

DoughyGuy: The irony is that the things that governments are supposed to do in these cases are exactly the actions that make people start to worry.


Yeah, "we're going to slaughter all who have symptoms or came in contact with them, as with any livestock" can upset certain segments of the populace for some reason.
 
2020-02-23 11:24:40 AM  
First the Chinese and Wolrd economy, now the Cartoon industry. Will Covfefe-19 stop killing before it re-elects Trump?
 
2020-02-23 11:25:21 AM  

GungFu: Just read an article from some news source on Facebook, and it mentions that in both Singapore and South Korea, there were increasing cases involving Christians. Turns out there has been infections from church congregations in both countries.

Thank you Jesus! You sick fark!


"He had a coron'a thorns"?
 
2020-02-23 11:25:40 AM  

deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.


Well, it's way more transmittable than the flu. That's the concern.
 
2020-02-23 11:26:22 AM  

GungFu: Just read an article from some news source on Facebook, and it mentions that in both Singapore and South Korea, there were increasing cases involving Christians. Turns out there has been infections from church congregations in both countries.

Thank you Jesus! You sick fark!


Karma is finally hitting the religious people ruining the world. I hope it spreads to mecca, jerusalem, the vatican and in utah
 
2020-02-23 11:29:54 AM  

Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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He's too fat to kick a puppy. Although, the motion of the attempt plus his, uhm, "height" (lifts) would face plant him right on top of the puppy. And despite it happening on video in front of a idling helicopter, his supporters would insist that the puppy was actually a robot deployed by the Deep State to spy on his campaign and did he really have any choice? Huh, libs, did heeee??!!!!
 
2020-02-23 11:30:13 AM  

Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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Poor Donnie. How mean and unfair of people to report his words and deeds.
 
2020-02-23 11:31:27 AM  

ZAZ: What's the exchange rate between Korean alert levels and U.S. alert levels?


One ox and a pot of kimchi on the dollar.
 
2020-02-23 11:32:25 AM  
I found a way to equate The Trump to The Pandemic Plague.

I beg the pardon of the plague weasels, stoats, Pangolins, and ferret-faced Bat Boys.

/ And a tip o' the hat to Albert Camus, existentialist and novelist, author of La Peste (The Plague).

// Everybody is either a victim, an executioner or a doctor.

Don't be like Trump.

A Self-Appointed Doctor of the Dark Arts of playing the victim

while wrecking merry havoac with his best Bud, the Ax Man.

 
2020-02-23 11:34:58 AM  

thornhill: deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.

Well, it's way more transmittable than the flu. That's the concern.


But if it is not super fatal to most of the infected, transmission is sort of like vaccination--it will quickly disappear back into the gigantic of mass of "head colds" and "pneumonia" cases.

Evolution never sleeps, unlike The Donald in his Deep, Dark, Derp State.
 
2020-02-23 11:36:31 AM  

Prof. Frink: GungFu: Just read an article from some news source on Facebook, and it mentions that in both Singapore and South Korea, there were increasing cases involving Christians. Turns out there has been infections from church congregations in both countries.

Thank you Jesus! You sick fark!

"He had a coron'a thorns"?


I blame the Kiss of Peace. Too much touchy-feely in the Christian Camp nowadays. Especially under the Beast 666.
 
2020-02-23 11:37:27 AM  

jso2897: Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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Poor Donnie. How mean and unfair of people to report his words and deeds.


Sounds like a mad left wing conspiracy theory.

I am sending hopes and prayers that it isn't Trump's real plan.
 
2020-02-23 11:39:16 AM  

jim32rr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jBw7k85u​aDQ]


I just did the 28 Days joke in another thread. Get your own smart and funny votes!

No, I can't stay mad at a zombie plague reference. Two voteys!
 
2020-02-23 11:40:24 AM  

hardinparamedic: pounddawg: Between this and the new 27 days....

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"BORN IN SIN - COME ON IN" - Randall Flagg, the Stand Donald Trump, 2020.


Halleluah! Our Dark Lord His Shadow is Risen!
 
2020-02-23 11:42:43 AM  

jso2897: Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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Poor Donnie. How mean and unfair of people to report his words and deeds.


The problem is when you work Trump into everything, even when he's not related, people find it tiresome.  It actually become counterproductive because people who would listen and agree with you otherwise will tune you out when you have a legitimate point.  You essentially become the political version of Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
2020-02-23 11:43:54 AM  

Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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But what if the cloud does look exactly like Donald Trump kicking a puppy?
 
2020-02-23 11:44:07 AM  

brantgoose: jso2897: Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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Poor Donnie. How mean and unfair of people to report his words and deeds.

Sounds like a mad left wing conspiracy theory.

I am sending hopes and prayers that it isn't Trump's real plan.


I was just responding to the cartoon, and it's assertion that the mean old media spends it's days falsely accusing poor Donnie of kicking puppies.
Which is not exactly the case, in truth and in fact.
 
2020-02-23 11:47:37 AM  

brantgoose: thornhill: deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.

Well, it's way more transmittable than the flu. That's the concern.

But if it is not super fatal to most of the infected, transmission is sort of like vaccination--it will quickly disappear back into the gigantic of mass of "head colds" and "pneumonia" cases.



Serious medical question: do we know if "got it once, got over it" confers any immunity against future exposure?
 
2020-02-23 11:48:51 AM  

brantgoose: thornhill: deadsanta: Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.

Well, it's way more transmittable than the flu. That's the concern.

But if it is not super fatal to most of the infected, transmission is sort of like vaccination--it will quickly disappear back into the gigantic of mass of "head colds" and "pneumonia" cases.

Evolution never sleeps, unlike The Donald in his Deep, Dark, Derp State.


Huh?

The death rate for the flu in the U.S. is usually 0.1%; COVID-19 in China is 2.3%.

Now of course you could argue that it's so high in China because they were slow to recognize the outbreak, have a less advance health care system, and frankly care less about people dying. But if COVID-19 broke out in the U.S. and the death rate was just 0.5%, that would be a lot of dead people.
 
2020-02-23 11:50:53 AM  
Read that SK had a cultist super shedder or infecter.
Some doomsday cult guy infected a few dozen people and no telling how many they infected.
 
2020-02-23 11:51:49 AM  
Governments that hide the real numbers are at fault for this.
 
2020-02-23 11:52:21 AM  

Mindlock: jso2897: Hachitori: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.

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Poor Donnie. How mean and unfair of people to report his words and deeds.

The problem is when you work Trump into everything, even when he's not related, people find it tiresome.  It actually become counterproductive because people who would listen and agree with you otherwise will tune you out when you have a legitimate point.  You essentially become the political version of Jehovah's Witnesses.


I wasn't the one who brought him up. Also, it is appropriate:https://twitter.com/Chris​Lu44/status/1​229157181188169733

If Donnie doesn't want his words and actions coming back on him, he should choose them more wisely.
 
2020-02-23 11:53:59 AM  

DoughyGuy: The irony is that the things that governments are supposed to do in these cases are exactly the actions that make people start to worry.


That's why the Trump Aministration's policy is aimed at suppressing detection rather than prevention and containment.

Checkmate, liberalos.
 
2020-02-23 11:55:49 AM  

Chris Ween: "The more you tighten your grip, the more the disease will slip through your fingers.". Princess Leia...probably.


Or Princess Cruises.
 
2020-02-23 11:56:40 AM  

thornhill: and the death rate was just 0.5%, that would be a lot of dead people.


like 3 or 4 school shootings worth .
 
2020-02-23 11:57:16 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: I've been hearing that Trump is actually hoping for this pandemic to sweep across the US so he has an excuse to cancel the elections and declare marshal law. I'm wondering if I can make a surgical face mask out of tinfoil to match my hat.


Yeah, he'd never try something that stupid...
 
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