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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 10:55:53 AM  
26 votes:
God is punishing them for stealing that undeserved Oscar.
 
2020-02-23 8:53:51 AM  
24 votes:
"The more you tighten your grip, the more the disease will slip through your fingers.". Princess Leia...probably.
 
2020-02-23 11:18:55 AM  
18 votes:

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 10:59:16 AM  
17 votes:
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 9:56:34 AM  
16 votes:
Subby, you're not going to distract us from the Epstein case.
 
2020-02-23 10:56:26 AM  
14 votes:

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 10:49:46 AM  
12 votes:
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2020-02-23 11:09:01 AM  
9 votes:

hardinparamedic: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING

Everything? Even the hospitals?

DID I farkING STUTTER? SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


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

Everything? Even the hospitals?

DID I farkING STUTTER? SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
2020-02-23 11:04:56 AM  
9 votes:
Between this and the new 27 days....

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2020-02-23 11:08:17 AM  
8 votes:

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 11:10:53 AM  
6 votes:

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 10:49:56 AM  
6 votes:
Yawn. Call me when it hits 150,000 deaths annually, like "the flu" does.
 
2020-02-23 12:39:07 PM  
5 votes:
Kind of peculiar how this virus appeared at a time when populism worldwide is becoming too big for the elites to contain, isn't it?

Ask yourself something; how come no politicians or rich people have come down with this virus yet? Hmmmmmm.........
 
2020-02-23 12:21:05 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-02-23 11:55:49 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:53:59 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:48:13 AM  
5 votes:
This is why Top Korea is Best Korea.
 
2020-02-23 3:29:41 PM  
4 votes:

T Baggins: The pedantic fark fights over news media using "exponential" in the colloquial sense in which 99+% of readers would understand it grows exponentially more tiresome.


I have reached the asymptote of my outrage and have achieved some semblance of zen.
 
2020-02-23 12:32:56 PM  
4 votes:

Marine1: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that maybe trading our souls for cheap plastic shiat from a country with a totalitarian government and a disregard for basic food sanitation procedures in its major economic hubs might not have been worth it.


I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that maybe Trumpist ideas such as protectionism is insanely idiotic.
 
2020-02-23 12:28:56 PM  
4 votes:

Marine1: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that maybe trading our souls for cheap plastic shiat from a country with a totalitarian government and a disregard for basic food sanitation procedures in its major economic hubs might not have been worth it.


https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/dont-bu​y​-chinas-story-the-coronavirus-may-have​-leaked-from-a-lab/amp/

This was submitted and rejected by fark 17 hours ago. It came from a lab.

/No, not a dog.
 
2020-02-23 11:52:21 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:52:38 AM  
4 votes:
oh boy, now we can hear more scary and stupid news-anchor people chanting "ooga booga! exponential increase!"
 
2020-02-23 1:03:06 PM  
3 votes:
Marine1:
There's nothing "Trumpist" about realizing that we need to find other countries to do business with if the Chinese don't improve.

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2020-02-23 12:07:11 PM  
3 votes:

Trik: hardinparamedic: Trik: 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.

Im gonna need to read this in weekly world news before I believe it.

google "south korea super spreader"


What in the holy shiat?
 
2020-02-23 11:57:16 AM  
3 votes:

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...
 
2020-02-23 11:43:54 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:30:13 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:29:54 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:26:22 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:25:21 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:24:40 AM  
3 votes:
First the Chinese and Wolrd economy, now the Cartoon industry. Will Covfefe-19 stop killing before it re-elects Trump?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-02-23 11:07:55 AM  
3 votes:
What's the exchange rate between Korean alert levels and U.S. alert levels?
 
2020-02-23 6:06:55 PM  
2 votes:
Get a suite, you guys.
 
2020-02-23 5:42:58 PM  
2 votes:

T Baggins: hardinparamedic: T Baggins: The pedantic fark fights over news media using "exponential" in the colloquial sense in which 99+% of readers would understand it grows exponentially more tiresome.

The important part is you feel superior.

The important part is you feel superior saying "The important part is you feel superior".


This is the most important exchange that has ever taken place.
 
2020-02-23 4:45:59 PM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: T Baggins: The pedantic fark fights over news media using "exponential" in the colloquial sense in which 99+% of readers would understand it grows exponentially more tiresome.

The important part is you feel superior.


The important part is you feel superior saying "The important part is you feel superior".
 
2020-02-23 2:18:46 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA:

A total of 17 South Korean Catholics in North Gyeongsang Province and their tour guide in Seoul who had gone on a pilgrimage to Israel earlier this month were confirmed to have been infected with the virus, KCDC  said.
Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to allay fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land's most popular sites were later found to be carrying the virus.



Thoughts and prayers!!
 
2020-02-23 2:12:13 PM  
2 votes:

Leader O'Cola: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x305]

so in December or January the Death "Rate" was > 100% ?


So you don't understand how exponential trendlines work in Excel, or know how to read graphs?
 
2020-02-23 1:22:18 PM  
2 votes:

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Kind of peculiar how this virus appeared at a time when populism worldwide is becoming too big for the elites to contain, isn't it?

Ask yourself something; how come no politicians or rich people have come down with this virus yet? Hmmmmmm.........


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And it's unisex!

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2020-02-23 1:12:12 PM  
2 votes:

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Kind of peculiar how this virus appeared at a time when populism worldwide is becoming too big for the elites to contain, isn't it?


It's inconvenient for more than a few political ideologies, as pandemics and disasters tend to be.

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2020-02-23 1:00:16 PM  
2 votes:
And then there's this article from the NY Post (https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/dont-b​uy​-chinas-story-the-coronavirus-may-have​-leaked-from-a-lab/ ) that contains these tidbits -

* China's Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive, "Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus." The only such lab is in Wuhan.

* It reports that Chinese researchers often resell animals used in experiments to street vendors when they're done with them.

Whatever the veracity of these claims, I'm hoping to be around to see the movies this crisis will spawn over the next couple decades.
 
2020-02-23 12:43:43 PM  
2 votes:

cman: Marine1: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that maybe trading our souls for cheap plastic shiat from a country with a totalitarian government and a disregard for basic food sanitation procedures in its major economic hubs might not have been worth it.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that maybe Trumpist ideas such as protectionism is insanely idiotic.


There's nothing "Trumpist" about realizing that we need to find other countries to do business with if the Chinese don't improve.

This is the third time in two decades that I can remember off the top of my head that some deadly virus has come out of China.
 
2020-02-23 12:02:21 PM  
2 votes:

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.


Don't worry, this thread is full of experts to interpret these measured and careful responses and use that to freak out and tell everyone we're doomed.

And by "experts" I mean "they've read The Stand once, maybe even twice". The unabridged version too. But hey, a situation they have no expertise or control over is totally something they need to chime in with panic even though it does nothing and makes things worse.
 
2020-02-23 11:39:16 AM  
2 votes:

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 2:32:08 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x305]

And that graph is is China aint lying which they certainly are


Oh, I totally agree. But it is ONLY published set of figures out there (unless you want to rely on numbers pulled out of Glen Beck's inflamed asshole by a salivating Alex Jones with an eager assist from Jim Bakker). As such, it is necessary to use the old Soviet Samizdat method. Read the lies and suss out what is not being said. In this case, Excel is showing a declining cumulative percentage death curve which, interestingly, follows Excel's "canned" generic exponential trendline curve rather closely... almost as if someone might be fitting data to the curve.

My personal beliefs, without any hard farking evidence?
(1) The raw numbers are waaaay under-reported. I would add at least 2 zeros to everything. Maybe 3 or 4.
(2) The death percents are probably also being pushed down as much as possible, probably by the simple expedient of inflating the "recovered" raw numbers.
(3) But they can't push down too much, or it would be obvious, at least in retrospect, so "general downward trend of death percentage" is probably valid.

But those numbers are all we got right now. Viewed with a certain amount of skepticism, they are better than nothing. That's why I am posting them. it's up to the reader to exercise some common sense when interpreting them.
 
2020-02-23 2:29:27 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, actual scientists are telling people to STFU about "OMGAWD BIOWEAPONS" nonsense.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/​0​2/scientists-strongly-condemn-rumors-a​nd-conspiracy-theories-about-origin-co​ronavirus
 
2020-02-23 2:29:25 PM  
1 vote:
If the coronavirus kills a few billion people, that might help stop climate change.
 
2020-02-23 2:00:19 PM  
1 vote:

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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I love it when Dolt45 apologists out themselves.
 
2020-02-23 1:30:37 PM  
1 vote:

Churchy LaFemme: Get a room, you two.


Gross.  Thats how you catch the cooties. Exponentionally..
 
2020-02-23 1:26:05 PM  
1 vote:
Get a room, you two.
 
2020-02-23 1:13:19 PM  
1 vote:

common sense is an oxymoron: Leader O'Cola: common sense is an oxymoron: Leader O'Cola: common sense is an oxymoron: Leader O'Cola: oh boy, now we can hear more scary and stupid news-anchor people chanting "ooga booga! exponential increase!"

Funny you should mention that, now that the numbers from outside of China are becoming more clear.

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perform a regression fit for d(Y)/dt  =f(Y)

is the fit better with  f  as a 1st order or 2nd order polynomial?

Is the discrepancy greater than the thickness of the data curve?  There are far worse cases than this of the media dumbing things down.

the media says "exponential growth"   for just about everything that goes up. in a non-linear response.
It is tiresome, and contributes significantly to stupidity in the mass populace.

Given that exponential growth goes to (almost) infinitely more people infected than were even alive when the epidemic started, and logistic growth does not ever go past more people infected than were alive when epidemic started,   I'd argue the difference is pretty appreciable.

What does that have to do with the current fit of the growth curve to an exponential function?


dy/dt = k*y    exponential growth

dy/dt = k*y*(1-y/M)    logistic growth

one is bounded, one is not. one is physically realistic, one is not.

If you don't understand that regions of logistic growth "look" like the exponential curve, I can't help you.


/ no delay terms
// no coupled equations


if you want like the "grade school 101" of epidemic modeling
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compart​m​ental_models_in_epidemiology#The_SEIR_​model
 
2020-02-23 12:05:52 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: Trik: 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.

Im gonna need to read this in weekly world news before I believe it.


google "south korea super spreader"
 
2020-02-23 11:56:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:42:43 AM  
1 vote:

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.

[Fark user image 850x574]

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 11:40:24 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:37:27 AM  
1 vote:

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.

[Fark user image 850x574]

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 11:31:27 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:21:29 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:17:24 AM  
1 vote:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-East Hastings (28 Days Later Short Version)
Youtube jBw7k85uaDQ
 
2020-02-23 10:50:50 AM  
1 vote:

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
 
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