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4 hours ago, Mr. Ham said:

I’ve read this conclusion as well, but the dangerous period is between when a vaccine and drugs that effectively treat it get better. Eventually, people will form anti-bodies and mitigate the risks of being overcome before the body can respond. Eventually, it will be another seasonal illness to go along with flu.

This is the part that I think people aren’t talking enough about.  Modern science is pretty fantastic and as time pasts they will figure out how best to treat it.  It already sounds like they know how to fight it where it’s not a death sentence.  

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15 minutes ago, msommer said:

4 new cases in the UK - all infected by the guy that was in Singapore. They spent a week skiing in France and all got the bug staying in the same cabin.

Ok. I’ll go ahead and say it. I fully support invading France to eliminate this disease. 

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9 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Ok. I’ll go ahead and say it. I fully support invading France to eliminate this disease. 

I know some beaches in Normandy well suited for the job...

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

He's right.  They're pretty gross.   I don't really have any interest in being trapped for days or weeks with 7,000 strangers on a germ infested tin can in the middle of the Atlantic.

And buffets are gross too.

You don’t have to eat a buffet on a cruise. Not even once. 
 

Also, I’m not really here to defend cruises. I don’t care at all what people do. I’ve only been on 2 of them myself but they’re a blast. 
 

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1 hour ago, msommer said:

4 new cases in the UK - all infected by the guy that was in Singapore. They spent a week skiing in France and all got the bug staying in the same cabin.

Otis, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, WE SAVED YOUR LIFE and the life of everyone around you!

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1 hour ago, TheIronSheik said:

Agree with everything except the part about buffets. A good buffet is like nana from heaven. 

I love me a buffet, for sure.  But nana coming back from heaven seems a bit more exciting than $10 surf and turf

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The fact that secondary transmission still hasn't shown up in the us in any big number is amazing.  

Feel like this thing is circled up at this point.  Maybe wishful thinking

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An American in Wuhan has died from the virus.

I know nobody is debating the numbers are not accurate but this seems bad.  There aren’t many Americans in Wuhan.  The odds of this happening seem pretty low.  A city of 11,000,000 and one American gets it and dies...

Side note...we contacted our child’s orphanage last night to try and video chat. The lady we know had been moved from the orphanage to a hospital and says she can no longer video chat.  Not sure if that’s because of the job or some sort of orders she got.  

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7 hours ago, Mr. Ham said:

There’s always some ####### whose going to #### a money, or lick a bat.

Nipsey hustle lyric.

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encouraging

 

Multiple stats appear to show that Feb 4th might have been a peak. Hopefully continues.

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6 minutes ago, jamny said:

encouraging

 

Multiple stats appear to show that Feb 4th might have been a peak. Hopefully continues.

Numbers have gone up on Feb 07.  Stats in the next few days will be very important...

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Only two more cases on the ship in last 24hr. 

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6 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

Agree with everything except the part about buffets. A good buffet is like nana from heaven. 

If you mean a large selection of good food that is well prepared, sure.  If you mean the fat fists and sneezes of 7,000 midwesterners in your food, totally disgusting.

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5 hours ago, Capella said:

You don’t have to eat a buffet on a cruise. Not even once. 
 

Also, I’m not really here to defend cruises. I don’t care at all what people do. I’ve only been on 2 of them myself but they’re a blast. 
 

I've been on one, when I was like 20.  It was fun.  Still totally disgusting and won't go on another.  I'd rather go to an actual place.

Hey, who wants to get drunk during our extended travel!  It's like the travel industry has pulled the wool over everyone's eyes. 

 

Travel Industry Guy 1: How can we make more money?  There's only so many planes and hotels. 

Travel Industry Guy 2: We could put people on boats.  Realllly long boat rides?  And they could sleep on the boat instead of a hotel?

Travel Industry Guy 1: Why in the hell would they want to do that?

Travel Industry Guy 2: We'll get them drunk and have a buffet?

Travel Industry Guy 1: Genius!

 

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Me: Hey guys, I'm going on a sweet plane cruise this week to Japan and London.  Gonna be freakn awesome.

Other guy: Plane cruise?  What's that?

Me: Well, I'm going on a flight around he world to Japan, and then stopping in London, then back to Japan and then back on through to the US.

Other guy:  Why would you do that?

Me: Gonna be rad.  Gonna drink a ton on the plane.  OH and instead of handing out the food, they're just gathering in the food in big troughs on one side of the plane and we go help ourselves.  And we don't have to bother with, like, getting off the plane and then having to check into a hotel and all that crap, we just land, go walk around the airport for a little bit, and then go back on the plane to the next place.  Best part is you don't have to travel somewhere, your vacation starts right when you get on the plane!!

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

If you mean a large selection of good food that is well prepared, sure.  If you mean the fat fists and sneezes of 7,000 midwesterners in your food, totally disgusting.

I’d rather get chased by a hippo

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

 

Me: Hey guys, I'm going on a sweet plane cruise this week to Japan and London.  Gonna be freakn awesome.

Other guy: Plane cruise?  What's that?

Me: Well, I'm going on a flight around he world to Japan, and then stopping in London, then back to Japan and then back on through to the US.

Other guy:  Why would you do that?

Me: Gonna be rad.  Gonna drink a ton on the plane.  OH and instead of handing out the food, they're just gathering in the food in big troughs on one side of the plane and we go help ourselves.  And we don't have to bother with, like, getting off the plane and then having to check into a hotel and all that crap, we just land, go walk around the airport for a little bit, and then go back on the plane to the next place.  Best part is you don't have to travel somewhere, your vacation starts right when you get on the plane!!

Give me a veranda, sunlight, a glass of wine, good food, a sauna, a gym, and a place where I can casually eyeball scantily clad ladies by a pool, and I don’t need much else. Never yet had that on an airplane, but when it comes into the market, I’ll consider.

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On 1/24/2020 at 7:16 AM, TheIronSheik said:

This is at least better than West Nile Virus.  They would be like, "You can have this and actually not have any symptoms."

Well, then it's not a disease.  

You can transmit it without any symptoms showing (long incubation period).  I don’t believe you can contract it and never have symptoms.

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Saw my first masks on NYC subway on Friday from a couple of Asian immigrants.  Of course, during any flu season here in NY you see some masks from Asian immigrants so not really out of the ordinary yet.  Also, had to go to CVS to pick up a prescription this morning and just wanted to see if they had any masks and they were all sold out.  

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7 minutes ago, Mr. Ham said:

Give me a veranda, sunlight, a glass of wine, good food, a sauna, a gym, and a place where I can casually eyeball scantily clad ladies by a pool, and I don’t need much else. Never yet had that on an airplane, but when it comes into the market, I’ll consider.

You know they have all those things, like, on land too, right?

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57 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

Saw my first masks on NYC subway on Friday from a couple of Asian immigrants.  Of course, during any flu season here in NY you see some masks from Asian immigrants so not really out of the ordinary yet.  Also, had to go to CVS to pick up a prescription this morning and just wanted to see if they had any masks and they were all sold out.  

I was at the pharmacy on January 25, and thought it would be a good idea to buy some masks while awareness was really just starting. Masks were already sold out. Wa able to order them online before they became widely unavailable.

Only thing they’re really good for is making sure kids don’t touch their faces.

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2 hours ago, Otis said:

 

Me: Hey guys, I'm going on a sweet plane cruise this week to Japan and London.  Gonna be freakn awesome.

Other guy: Plane cruise?  What's that?

Me: Well, I'm going on a flight around he world to Japan, and then stopping in London, then back to Japan and then back on through to the US.

Other guy:  Why would you do that?

Me: Gonna be rad.  Gonna drink a ton on the plane.  OH and instead of handing out the food, they're just gathering in the food in big troughs on one side of the plane and we go help ourselves.  And we don't have to bother with, like, getting off the plane and then having to check into a hotel and all that crap, we just land, go walk around the airport for a little bit, and then go back on the plane to the next place.  Best part is you don't have to travel somewhere, your vacation starts right when you get on the plane!!

These actually exist.

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I'm not usually half glass full, but I'm getting the sense that this won't kill all of us.

If this post doesn't age well please delete my browser history, and put the HDD in the attic in a microwave, thank you.

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9 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

Ok. I’ll go ahead and say it. I fully support invading France to eliminate this disease. 

This just in: France has surrendered.

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People do realize cruise ships are HUGE and you can go outside and in a pool,  casino, rock climb, etc right? Can't compare to a damn plane obviously. I'd compare a cruise ship to a moving resort more than a plane. 

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3 hours ago, Otis said:

 

Me: Hey guys, I'm going on a sweet plane cruise this week to Japan and London.  Gonna be freakn awesome.

Other guy: Plane cruise?  What's that?

Me: Well, I'm going on a flight around he world to Japan, and then stopping in London, then back to Japan and then back on through to the US.

Other guy:  Why would you do that?

Me: Gonna be rad.  Gonna drink a ton on the plane.  OH and instead of handing out the food, they're just gathering in the food in big troughs on one side of the plane and we go help ourselves.  And we don't have to bother with, like, getting off the plane and then having to check into a hotel and all that crap, we just land, go walk around the airport for a little bit, and then go back on the plane to the next place.  Best part is you don't have to travel somewhere, your vacation starts right when you get on the plane!!

Why is everybody on this board so terrible at analogies? 

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22:10: 2,147 new cases and 81 new deaths in Hubei province, China

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Cruises are awesome or we’ve just been lucky. I guess it would be boring if you didn’t drink. I don’t have that problem. 

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58 minutes ago, Capella said:

Why is everybody on this board so terrible at analogies? 

It hurts when they’re spot on like this, right?

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1 minute ago, Otis said:

It hurts when they’re spot on like this, right?

1) I don’t care at all, I don’t own a cruise line 

2) that was an analogy a toddler would roll eyes at 

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2 minutes ago, Capella said:

1) I don’t care at all, I don’t own a cruise line 

2) that was an analogy a toddler would roll eyes at 

Oh, you care. You care lots. 
 

I stand by the analogy. It conveys the point. Which is why you dislike it. 

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We should have a spin-off thread where dudes defend cruises. And another one where they defend buffets. 

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2 minutes ago, Otis said:

Oh, you care. You care lots. 
 

I stand by the analogy. It conveys the point. Which is why you dislike it. 

You’re the one who wrote two 500-word terrible posts about the topic oats. Don’t point the over-caring finger anywhere else. 

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3 minutes ago, Otis said:

We should have a spin-off thread where dudes defend cruises. And another one where they defend buffets. 

Or Jakarta hotels, and Planet Hollywoods, and local women?

 

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

Why is everybody on this board so terrible at analogies? 

Of course, it's been archived...but, link

I thought that one would be my legacy.

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12 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

Of course, it's been archived...but, link

I thought that one would be my legacy.

Look at that last post 😧

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1 minute ago, Capella said:

Look at that last post 😧

Lol. Missed that.

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42 minutes ago, Otis said:

Oh, you care. You care lots. 
 

I stand by the analogy. It conveys the point. Which is why you dislike it. 

Planes are more akin to winged buses. Cruises are more akin to floating resorts. It was a rough analogy. I would spend a week at a resort with no issues, but I wouldn’t Willingly spend more than a few hours on a bus no matter how drunk.

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1 hour ago, Penguin said:

22:10: 2,147 new cases and 81 new deaths in Hubei province, China

The number of cases is really good news. Hopefully new cases have peaked. 

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13 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

The number of cases is really good news. Hopefully new cases have peaked. 

Uh, no.  And reported death toll just passed SARS.

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

You’re the one who wrote two 500-word terrible posts about the topic oats. Don’t point the over-caring finger anywhere else. 

I do care. But I’m not claiming I don’t. I can’t help but fight against such attacks on decency and good taste in this world, wherever they may be. 

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1 hour ago, rogwadd said:

Or Jakarta hotels, and Planet Hollywoods, and local women?

 

Oh man, people still go to Planet Hollywoods?  They’re basically TGIFridays except instead of a surfboard on the wall they have a surfboard signed by Keanu Reeves

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4 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Uh, no.  And reported death toll just passed SARS.

Given they were reporting 3k a day, it is 

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00:15: China’s National Health Commission reports 441 new cases and 7 new deaths across the mainland. Their locations have not yet been disclosed, except for the fatalities: 2 in Henan province, 1 in Hebei province, 1 in Heilongjiang province, 1 in Anhui province, 1 in Shandong province, and 1 in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

 

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