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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    You are talking rubbish - nothing to do with chemical weapons - just another virus.
    Another one, from China.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    I've seen a DNA tree posted suggesting it is closely related to known bat viruses, and also fairly closely related to SARS.
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    If you do a search of Wuhan wet market then it shows pics of many exotic creatures on display
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Another one, from China.
    No viruses come from outside China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    No viruses come from outside China?
    Didn't the Great Plague /Black Death come from China? Half of Europe died.
    My missus had to cancel dinner when seeing that Wuhan market, so filthy as well as every inconceivable creature. Bats, snakes, lizards, rats cats, dogs and that was only the brekkie menu.

    Now international students from China are being banned. Sorry Michael
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    No one called EBOLA virus as Congo Virus! No one called BSE as European Virus or French or AmericanVirus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    No one called EBOLA virus as Congo Virus! No one called BSE as European Virus or French or AmericanVirus!
    You are lucky because a horse virus could be called Caulfield Virus then your chubby house would be worth nothing
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    What about the Spanish Flu. I think in China they call hepatitis Australia Disease. And Ross River Virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    No one called EBOLA virus as Congo Virus!
    This analogy is wrong in multiple ways. Firstly, there is a major species of Ebola which is called "Zaire Ebolavirus" since it started in the Democratic Republic of Congo when the DRC was called Zaire. Secondly, the name Ebola itself comes from a river in the DRC which is one of the first places in which there was an Ebola outbreak. Therefore both "Wuhan Coronavirus" and "China Coronavirus" would be consistent with naming conventions used in the case of Ebola.
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    It might be easier to list the epidemic viruses - BSE is actually caused by a prion - that aren't named after places

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    This analogy is wrong in multiple ways. Firstly, there is a major species of Ebola which is called "Zaire Ebolavirus" since it started in the Democratic Republic of Congo when the DRC was called Zaire. Secondly, the name Ebola itself comes from a river in the DRC which is one of the first places in which there was an Ebola outbreak. Therefore both "Wuhan Coronavirus" and "China Coronavirus" would be consistent with naming conventions used in the case of Ebola.
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    ''African Virus'' for Ebola? Would it be accurate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    How about
    ''African Virus'' for Ebola? Would it be accurate?
    Such a loyal party man. China virus good, africa virus bad.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    How about
    ''African Virus'' for Ebola? Would it be accurate?
    Africa is a continent. So the analogy for "African virus" for "Ebola" would be "Asian virus" for Wuhan coronavirus. Not only are such broad labels less precise in signalling area of origin, but they are also misleading, since large parts of Africa have never been affected by Ebola. Just about everywhere in China has coronavirus cases already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Such a loyal party man. China virus good, africa virus bad.
    I think someone is suffering from severe Chinaitis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Africa is a continent. So the analogy for "African virus" for "Ebola" would be "Asian virus" for Wuhan coronavirus. Not only are such broad labels less precise in signalling area of origin, but they are also misleading, since large parts of Africa have never been affected by Ebola. Just about everywhere in China has coronavirus cases already.
    Incidentally there is a heatmap of the virus' spread.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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