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Warpy

Warpy's Journal
Warpy's Journal
March 9, 2020

Meditation for when the stock market drops

Today is a good day for it, I think.

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February 25, 2020

From the "we're screwed" file



As of yesterday afternoon, the fatality rate was 3.1%, so don't pick out the casket just yet over Covid-19. Picking it out because of the massive ignorance of a bunch of businessmen trying to run government as a business, as you were.
February 4, 2020

Virologists Find Coronavirus Is 80% The Same as SARS, Which May Help Us Neutralise It

The new coronavirus spreading in China appears to be similar to SARS in two important ways: They share 80 percent of their genetic codes, and both originated in bats.
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"In essence, it's a version of SARS that spreads more easily but causes less damage," Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading in the UK who was not affiliated with the study, said in a press release about the studies.

Those similarities offer a silver lining.

"This indicates that treatments and vaccines developed for SARS should work for the Wuhan virus," Jones added.

https://www.sciencealert.com/genetic-analysis-shows-wuhan-coronavirus-is-similar-to-sars

Slight caveat: a SARS vaccine was developed but not widely tested. However, that does give them a potential head start on this strain.

Takeaway: Bat should be permanently off the menu since they were also the reservoir for Ebola. Most species are beneficial, so it's doubly bad to use them as a foodstuff.

January 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 as China tightens measures

Source: BBC

The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the number of infections almost doubling in a day.

The number of total cases confirmed by China rose to 4,515 as of 27 January, up from 2,835 a day earlier.

Japan is sending a plane to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens, as efforts to repatriate foreign nationals from the city at the epicentre of the outbreak gather pace.

The virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. S

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51275896



So far hysteria is outpacing the disease, but not by much. It's not looking good.

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