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Thailand's own Bat Woman! Prettier than China's.     She detected the first COVID-19 case outside of China, using full genome sequencing because there were no covid tests at that t

The other virus that worries Asia By Harriet Constable   REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only   The death rate for Nipah virus is up to 75% and it has no vaccine. While

I first read about the Nipah virus when Covid first broke out a year ago. I said here on this forum this will be a test for us if we will be able to handle a much more serious virus like the Nipah vir

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8 hours ago, rabas said:

 

The world keeps sending these Bat Women into caves to drag the bats out, to study, in labs.

 

Yes.  They have all these dangerous viruses that we apparently need to study.  Genius.

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2 hours ago, Happyman567 said:

What about all the stray dogs that have Rabbis that try and bite me every morning when I walk Lets all just lock ourselves in our houses and be scared of everything

 

I am more scared of the Thai drivers to be honest and they dont carry a virus. My car has done 60,000 Klms and i have already worn out a set of brake pads by using my brakes that often to accommodate the idiots on the road

You wouldn't think stray dogs would have the time to study the Torah. 😜

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On 1/12/2021 at 6:09 AM, BangkokReady said:

Could we do something like kill all the bats that have the viruses?  Or stay the <deleted> away from them?  Whichever is most effective.

They eat bats all over Asia, - steamed bat for breakfast, quite tasty.

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On 1/13/2021 at 7:13 AM, Jeffr2 said:

Worth a read.  There are some very deadly viruses out there, just waiting to make the jump to humans.  Scary.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/22/africa/drc-forest-new-virus-intl/index.html


 

 

This CNN article is very interesting. It describes the early warning system set up in the Congo to detect new emerging threats, even has all the equipment to sequence any new pathogen! 

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On 1/13/2021 at 6:25 AM, Happyman567 said:

What about all the stray dogs that have Rabbis that try and bite me every morning when I walk Lets all just lock ourselves in our houses and be scared of everything

 

I am more scared of the Thai drivers to be honest and they dont carry a virus. My car has done 60,000 Klms and i have already worn out a set of brake pads by using my brakes that often to accommodate the idiots on the road

Maybe you should slow down and be more perceptive to what's going on around you. 

In 20 years of driving in Thailand I could count on my 10 fingers the number of times I've had to apply emergency braking, of which a few times was contributed to myself for not remaining fully aware of what's going on. 

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On 1/13/2021 at 7:04 AM, PatOngo said:

He's not!

 

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Diff... erent , doesn't have a sick buffalo or a live-in "brother" ..... 

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1 hour ago, placnx said:

This CNN article is very interesting. It describes the early warning system set up in the Congo to detect new emerging threats, even has all the equipment to sequence any new pathogen! 

Ebola is nasty and has literally ruined several countries.  They're still trying to recover from previous outbreaks.  Horrible.

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58 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

Ebola is nasty and has literally ruined several countries.  They're still trying to recover from previous outbreaks.  Horrible.

But there are at least two vaccines that work, and ring vaccination is effective provided that the outbreak is in an area where it's safe for medical staff to go.

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On 1/13/2021 at 12:13 AM, Jeffr2 said:

Worth a read.  There are some very deadly viruses out there, just waiting to make the jump to humans.  Scary.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/22/africa/drc-forest-new-virus-intl/index.html


 

 

Unfortunately, I do not trust anything that spouts out of CNN! They are the most depressing organization beyond the UN and the BBC.

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On 1/12/2021 at 2:19 AM, HOAX said:

I first read about the Nipah virus when Covid first broke out a year ago. I said here on this forum this will be a test for us if we will be able to handle a much more serious virus like the Nipah virus.

 

Asia has had several outbreaks recently so its pretty fresh in mind. Since the Nipah virus has so high mortality rate, the chances for the virus to become a large scale epidemic, infecting millions, especially in East- and Southeast Asia, is fairly low. Thais mindset allows for easier population control and social effort. Though the chances are obviously there with any high urban density.

 

However, in cultures where the mindset of people are very different, such as in most of the west and in parts of Africa, that's a whole different story. It can potentially lead to the end of western civilization as we know it. We've already seen what pandemics can do (Spanish flu, The plague...), yet the west just seems completely incapable of dealing with Covid-19. It's disappointing and concerning to be honest.

Have you seen what happens with ebola in Africa?  Nearly had big spread into France because the French refused to apply travel restrictions because many said it was racist. Luckily, the African countries involved put travel stop in place and had courage with tough application. They saved the EU from a deadly epidemic.  I agree that the west must change its  approach and must stop tolerating selfish people who only think of personal agenda.

The good news is that with the new mRNA vaccine technology, we are in much better place to respond. Covid is a  dry run for next crisis.

 

On 1/12/2021 at 10:04 AM, starky said:

They lost me at jump from non human animals to humans.  As opposed to what? Jumping from human animals to humans. 

yes, humans can transmit to animals. Look at mink farm  in Denmark and Canada.  Now lions and gorillas are infected from care attendnats.

 

On 1/12/2021 at 11:09 AM, BangkokReady said:

Could we do something like kill all the bats that have the viruses?  Or stay the <deleted> away from them?  Whichever is most effective.

 

On 1/12/2021 at 6:25 PM, Happyman567 said:

What about all the stray dogs that have Rabbis that try and bite me every morning when I walk Lets all just lock ourselves in our houses and be scared of everything

 

I am more scared of the Thai drivers to be honest and they dont carry a virus. My car has done 60,000 Klms and i have already worn out a set of brake pads by using my brakes that often to accommodate the idiots on the road

 

The rabbis of dogs try to bite you? I did not know Thai dogs are jewish. This may explain why so many Europeans hate the Thai dogs and want to do harm.   And btw,  some farang drivers are no better than Thai, especially old farangs who have poor reflexes and poor vision. Saw one old farang nearly back up and run down people at Central parking lot. Then he gets out and yells at women he nearly killed. We can always find examples. Have a  go on UK motorway with some of those haulers, or the  almost daily reports of speeding super cars and hit and run deaths.

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