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A bag of dead birds was discovered by US Customs and Border Patrol in the luggage of a passenger who traveled from China to a Washington, DC-area airport, authorities said.
The dead birds were packaged in a bag that had cartoon images of a dog and cat, US Customs said in a statement. Workers from the agency seized the birds at Dulles Airport near Washington on Jan. 27 from a passenger arriving from Beijing.
The Indian government has ordered an inquiry into a study conducted in the Northeastern state of Nagaland (close to China) by researchers from the U.S., China and India on bats and humans carrying antibodies to deadly viruses like Ebola, officials confirmed to The Hindu.
The study came under the scanner as two of the 12 researchers belonged to the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Department of Emerging Infectious Diseases, and it was funded by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). They would have required special permissions as foreign entities.
Indian military believes that the U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta was involved in the 1994 plague in the Indian city of Surat which killed 52 people and close to a quarter of the city’s citizens fled the area for fear of being quarantined. Even the origin of 1994 plague is mired in controversy to this day.
originally posted by: Adphil28
a reply to: Power_Semi
Sorry had to laugh, who gets killed getting out of bed 😂😂😂
originally posted by: Power_Semi
originally posted by: tanstaafl
originally posted by: Power_Semi
But it doesn't bear out at all does it?
Scout master infects 11+ people by himself.
People on diamond princess - 50% ish of people tested so far have it.
If it wasn't contageous it wouldn't be spreading.
Those were all close quarters/prolonged contact. Any corona type virus (l;ike the flu) will spread under such circumstances.
But there is no wildfire out of control spreading in thge USA, the UK, or other places... yet.
And before you say it - you don't get 1 person on a ship with athletes foor, and 2 weeks later 200 people have it too.
Athletes foot? No. Influenza? Yes, very possibly.
It's clearly highly communicable,
No more so that ordinary influenza.
the only question is how deadly is it?
Oh Lord, maths again for the unedified.
I can imagine in China, Mr Woo goes to see President Xi.
"President Xi, we have a viral outbreak that could be really bad".
Pres Xi: "How bad is it - how many are infected?"
Woo - "8"
Xi - "you takin da piss bro?"
Woo - "no I think it's really bad"
Xi - "* is nothing out of 1.4 Billion, why don't you know more people are killed by the flu each year, or just getting out of bed".
Woo - "yes but it's increased from last week."
Xi - " how many last week?"
Woo - "7"
Xi - " say whaaaaat brudda?! You got da heebee jeebeez?"
Woo - it's exponential"
Xi - "expo wat digga? - wat yo talking about?"
Woo - "by my projections next we'll have 9 or maybe 10"
Xi - "guards - take dis dubba and thrash dis fool to wibbin an inch o his life".
Woo - " But president Xi, this is serious"
Xi - "behave yo self bubba, if dis wuz serious we'd have more dan 8 peoples diggin da virus - you catch my drift?"
Woo - "God you're a dummy - see where we are in 2 months"
Xi - "If we is in trubble by den I wuz eats ma bats widdout da sauce mudda chubba."
2 months later - Xi - "well geeez wiiiz I wud a nebba tort dat dis cud get so bad. Wheres Woo."
Guards - "he biz ded boss man, cuz you sed he biz da bad man".
Next week on soap, how Xi still stuck his head up his ass and allowed it to spread even further.
Da da dada da dada da... etc.
originally posted by: MaverickLRD
Beginning to wonder when risk assessment will truly begin stateside...I work in the medical field, I’m in hospital laboratories daily, I’ve been a microbiologist I’m on domestic flights weekly...and yet I don’t see my peers or other medical professionals even giving it a second thought yet. In casual conversation some workers have expressed concern, but think that the media is over hyping things
Local stores have sold out of surgical masks, but n95s are still around (back asswards) although stores are out of masks, no one seems to be wearing any
At the airports i could count on one hand the number of people wearing any type of face mask, so it doesn’t seem there’s been much panic catching on yet
The facilities I’ve gone haven’t had additional measures other than typical flu warnings that are around every flu season
Just wanted to chime in with what I’ve been able to absorb visually over the last 2 weeks in my area