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This made me laugh pretty hard

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Not “Chinese virus” :eh:

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:lolno: :crazy: :sick: :lolno:

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@Thug...years ago there was a virus that started in Hong Kong. Everyone called it the "Hong Kong Flu". This virus started in China, so what's the big deal about calling it the "Chinese Flu"?


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It’s a big deal when Trump’s called it the “Chinese virus” because of its origin...Lol :lol:

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Boogie]{night wrote:
@Thug...years ago there was a virus that started in Hong Kong. Everyone called it the "Hong Kong Flu". This virus started in China, so what's the big deal about calling it the "Chinese Flu"?

well to be fair nobody called Ebola or HIV the African virus

Maybe because China is a country, Hong Kong a city, Africa...a continent? IDK??


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The official name is SARS-CoV-2 because it's the same type of virus that caused the original SARS outbreak back in 2002 (ie SARS-CoV). In December and January the Chinese government and media in that region repeatedly called SARS-CoV-2 the "Wuhan Coronavirus" or "novel coronavirus" and the disease it caused the "Wuhan Pneumonia" (which would later be called COVID-19 (which is the disease not the virus)). For example, here is the NYT tracking map in late January, and then again in March. Only after it became a global pandemic did the Chinese government decide to remove the regional name from the virus and encourage western media to do the same, probably because it looked really bad for China, given that they covered this up for weeks, destroyed the original samples, and threatened to imprison the late Dr. Li Wenliang, the whistleblower who tried to warn the local residents in December of this virus outbreak. A study published just last week found that if China had acted sooner instead of denying the issue, 95% of global infections would not exist right now. None of this should be a surprise because scientists have been warning for over a decade this would happen, see below:

Scientists Warned China Was a “Time Bomb” for Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in 2007

12 years before the COVID-19 pandemic began, scientists warned, in a study published by Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 2007, that the situation in China was a “time bomb” for a dangerous virus outbreak. Their cause for concern was due to the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, with the crowded wet markets packed with wild game and lacking biosecurity, and the common presence of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, in combination with the well-known ability of coronaviruses to undergo genetic recombination.

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Coronaviruses are well known to undergo genetic recombination, which may lead to new genotypes and outbreaks. The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb. The possibility of the reemergence of SARS and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.

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The small reemergence of SARS in late 2003 after the resumption of the wildlife market in southern China and the recent discovery of a very similar virus in horseshoe bats, bat SARS-CoV, suggested that SARS can return if conditions are fit for the introduction, mutation, amplification, and transmission of this dangerous virus.

The study was called “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus as an Agent of Emerging and Reemerging Infection” and it was published in October 2007 by Clinical Microbiology Reviews, a journal by the American Society for Microbiology. You can access the full study here.

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My point was that the Prez is being chastised for using the term "Chinese Virus". Labeled a racist, even. If it started in France, I don't see anything wrong with calling it the "French Virus". It's not a put down...simply saying where it started. Everyone is way overboard with the political correctness.


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Boogie]{night wrote:
My point was that the Prez is being chastised for using the term "Chinese Virus". Labeled a racist, even. If it started in France, I don't see anything wrong with calling it the "French Virus". It's not a put down...simply saying where it started. Everyone is way overboard with the political correctness.


I got nothing against Trump but labeling the virus from where it originated from is little strange when there is already an official name for it.

Again how many times have you called Ebola and HIV an African virus?

My guess is never


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