Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Petrozza, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Ralebird

    Ralebird Well-Known Member

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    Unless anyone would consider Metlife Stadium and the 59th Street Bridge in the "same neighborhood" this rhetoric and the "just down the street" talk needs to be put to rest. The Wuhan South Seafood Wholesale market is about 7 1/2 miles from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the same distance that Metlife is from the Queensborough, and the Yangtze River happens to lie in between, about the same width as the Hudson. So let's abandon the close proximity validation of those creating scenarios.
     
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  2. HomeoftheJets

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  3. Acad23

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    Trump.

    And I don't even like him.

    The Dems can't get out of their own way....and they are getting exposed.
     
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  4. Acad23

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    Is Hoover running again?
     
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  5. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

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    40% of voters went for Hoover in 1932, they must have believed he could do it a second time.
     
  6. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    So they weren't throwing lab bats out the window to the wet market below?

    Well...there goes that theory... :confused:
     
  7. Mogriffjr

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    this argument is getting old. The Dems can’t get out of their own way, trump can’t get out his own way. Both are colossal f ups...you think it matters to their base of voters?

    it’s gonna come down to those swing voters in the end...and most likely the latest happenings will make or break if 45 gets another term.
     
  8. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    Pure chaos yesterday at this incompetent White House.

    -trump fires the watchdog responsible for overseeing his corporate bailout slush fund
    -trump fires his press secretary
    -the Naval Secretary resigns in shame

    -trump lies and says he never got a memo warning him of the potential pandemic disaster back in January when he did
    -trump picks a fight with the World Health Organization. Trying to pass the blame onto them
    -trumps economic advisor admits his small business loan program has been a flop, as they have helped any small businesses yet

    -Over 2,000 Americans die in one day from the virus.

    Pure chaos & incompetence. We are fucked
     
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  9. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    "Stable "Genius"...... Like the drunken spawn of a reality show and a bankrupt casino, and their offspring contracted an infectious disease.... if that was somehow possible :confused:

    (where's Abyzmul when you need him?)
     
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  10. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    Sorry, it’s the Chinese center for disease and control is 300 yards from the market. And had been posting ads for bat virus research. The Wuhan clinic of virology is the untraversable 7.5 miles.
     
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  11. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    Do you think the WHO has done anything more than a horrible job with this ordeal?
     
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  12. WarriorRB28

    WarriorRB28 Well-Known Member

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    Because when I see what is happening in the world what this virus has caused to imply that it was created in a lab is to say it is a biological weapon.

    Hundreds of thousands of people infected, the estimates of deaths, the global economy in ruins.

    It's a biological weapon IF it's man made.

    IF it was created in a lab even if it was a accident that it got out after what is hapening around the globe it is not something that China can simply say oops our bad. Serious consequences would be in order.

    That could lead to war.
     
  13. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    So who exactly was calling Trump racist for the travel restrictions?
     
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  15. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    The poster you quoted didn’t say it was created in a lab but that escaped from a lab. Big difference.
     
  16. WarriorRB28

    WarriorRB28 Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the numbers of infected in NY compared to other states?

    Why do you think other states are immediately quarantining anyone traveling from NY?

    NY is at higher risk for anything concerning Covid-19.

    I hope your optimistic scenario is what we get.
     
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  17. Biggs

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    So you're suggesting we dump out of the WHO an organization instrumental in child immunization globally that practically wiped out small pox and polio because China didn't allow them in quick enough?

    The US has been one of the worst under Trump of muscling the WHO when it comes to self interest.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/health/world-health-breastfeeding-ecuador-trump.html

    A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

    Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

    Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.


    American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.


    When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs.

    The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

    The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.
     
  18. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/02/07/health/coronavirus-travel-ban/index.html

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehil...alth-programs-before-coronavirus-outbreak?amp
     
  19. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    China didn't allow them in quick enough? China has had them praising their efforts as recently as the beginning of March, my man.

    I don't think we need to dump out of the organization. But it certainly needs to be reformed and held accountable for the shitty way they handled this. To act like the entire world wouldn't have responded differently if they had expressed urgency on the matter, is irresponsible. Our own response has its own faults. But the WHO fucked this up big time.
     
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  20. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think the reality TV star with no medical knowledge blaming front line health workers in the middle of this pandemic is a good thing

    it’s also only 1 example of yesterday’s chaos and incompetence. I listed like 10
     
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