Nasty virus on the way.

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  1. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    If you have had multiple tick born illnesses do you have a plan to start using Deet? I break out if I use the strong Deet. I learned this in the Minnesota Boundary Waters. I cut down on using as much.
     
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    I just woke up from a dream about an old lady and a cornfield. Weird...
     
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    Is it time to gather at the cliff yet?
     
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    I think the UK have banned all flights from wuhan, or wherever the virus is rife, for the time being anyway.
     
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    Just to put it in perspective, the flu kills hundreds of thousands each year.
     
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    I guess I picked a great time to order a couple of pedals and some guitar parts from China. They're coming from Guangzhou, not Wuhan though.
     
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    Boxes of doom :

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    So it comes from poisonous Kraits, eh.

    Off my menu.

    Seriously wish all well..and protected
     
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    You see that green container at the bottom, just above the "A"? that's where my amp is.
    You're worried they ship the virus on pedals? c'mon

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    Ahhh this explains all those recent unmanned drone searches in the Colorado night..... :eek:
     
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    Now that I think about it, this is just a promo for Netflix's new docu-series about epidemics.
     
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    Considering over 1.25 million people are killed on the roads worldwide each year, it will have to be one hell of a virus to reach Ford, GM, Toyota, et al levels of death.
     
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    If there's pandemic is like the 1918 Spanish Flu, the death toll estimate for it is between 50 to 100 million, it could kill up to a billion people worldwide, not only due to the illness itself but ancillary effects like infrastructure collapse as well. (Yes, I watched that Netflix documentary).

    But, it's more likely to fizzle out like a lot of recent panics (I hope).
     
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    Interesting factoids about the Spanish Flu:

    It killed between 15 and 50 million people world wide, even though the mortality rate was "only" about 2.5% (the same being reported for this new corona virus). With the world population today, that would translate to between 150 to 300 million.

    The death rate was by far the highest among the young and otherwise healthy and the old. Entire generations of families were wiped out. People in their middle years were seldom seriously affected.

    The first reported cases of the illness occurred in North America, Europe and Asia within 72 hours of each other. Explain that in 1918.
     
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    I'm ashamed of my myself.I laughed at this.Out loud.I'm doomed.:oops:
     
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    Interesting question for sure.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/

    Although some researchers argue that the 1918 pandemic began elsewhere, in France in 1916 or China and Vietnam in 1917, many other studies indicate a U.S. origin. The Australian immunologist and Nobel laureate Macfarlane Burnet, who spent most of his career studying influenza, concluded the evidence was “strongly suggestive” that the disease started in the United States and spread to France with “the arrival of American troops.” Camp Funston had long been considered as the site where the pandemic started until my historical research, published in 2004, pointed to an earlier outbreak in Haskell County.
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