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Post #51 by Dog » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:48 pm

The flu kills old people, greg.
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Post #52 by Craig » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:51 pm

Dog wrote:The flu kills old people, greg.


It sure does.
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Post #53 by Dog » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:51 pm

Nuff said.
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Post #54 by jester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:57 pm

Craig wrote:Did you really just bold and italicize a word in your reply Jester? Really?

Why should we focus on things with limited patient populations? Focus on saving the most lives and/or preventing the most harm.

My point was there are lots and lots of diseases that do damage comparable to Ebola that you and I don't even know the names of. Expecting the CDC to fly them all to some central location is silly. Quarantines aren't that fucking complicated and they apply to all sorts of things, we should be able to trust hospitals to take care of it.


Well, the first non-specialist hospital in the US got a crack at Ebola and how did that work out?

We should focus on limited patient populations of dangerous communicable diseases because large patient populations with dangerous communicable diseases become really difficult to deal with really fast. Honestly, that is the entire logic behind proactive, international efforts to treat Ebola in West Africa as opposed to simply shutting down the border and sorting out the bodies after the fact.

Craig wrote:That's the point.


1. Leprosy is bacterial, not viral.

2. Leprosy is curable.

3. The vast majority of the population is immune to leprosy (thus why it was rare even in the olden times).

It's a bad example.

The flu is a better one to take note of, but also one, importantly, that we have effective vaccines for.
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Post #55 by Craig » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:13 pm

I'd rather talk about Dengue Fever.
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Post #56 by jester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:18 pm

Happily, temperatures are taking care of that problem for most of us ... but I am actually pretty worried about that since it is beginning to show up with greater regularity in the Southeast and will almost certainly work its way north. Read a whole thing about it this past summer.
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Post #57 by Craig » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 pm

Should we fly all the Dengue patients we find to Atlanta?
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Post #58 by jester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:36 pm

Craig wrote:Should we fly all the Dengue patients we find to Atlanta?


No, because the vector of transmission is mosquito ... or blood products/organ transplant. Thus, shutting down transmission has very little to do with patient quarantine and treatment, and a whole lot to do with mosquito control.

Its mortality rate is very small, too.
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Post #59 by jester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:47 pm

So, the second nurse flew commercially on Monday. Fucking idiots.
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Post #60 by MP » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Time to napalm Texas. You know they'll understand, they'd be the first to advocate this strategy against another state.
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Post #61 by AD » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Fly to where?
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Post #62 by jester » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Ohio, I think.
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Post #63 by Ernie » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:49 pm

I wonder how bad it has to get before they start shooting people at the first sign of a cough.

Based on every zombie movie I've watched, I'd say we should start soon.
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Post #64 by PredsFan77 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:02 am

i like those stats of how many people die of the flu each year and how many have died of ebola. yellow journalism ftw.
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Post #65 by Fruity Pebbles » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:06 am

PredsFan77 wrote:i like those stats of how many people die of the flu each year and how many have died of ebola. yellow journalism ftw.


I think the point is a healthy person will almost never die of the flu. An infant, an elderly person or someone with an immune disorder? Sure but who cares about them.

The fear is overblown, no doubt but the chances of me dying of the flu this year are probably as low as me dying from ebola.
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Post #66 by Ernie » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:40 am

yeah unless you have HIV you probably aren't gonna die of the flu.

SARS was the scary one cause it was young people dying, not old people.
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Post #67 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:57 am

Kill all old people, fellas.
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Post #68 by NyQuil » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:46 am

The same people who don't want the feds jamming their noses into States business are now crying foul because the CDC aren't "running things".
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Post #69 by MP » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32 am

Seems I survived my bout with Ebola.
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Post #70 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:47 am

It's all good, fellas:

Can Fortress North America keep Ebola at bay? Image
Midterm elections next month are adding to the panic factor in the U.S.

America's most important authorities on communicable diseases oppose a ban on visitors from West Africa's Ebola zone.

All such restrictions would do, they say, is nudge people to take indirect routes to the U.S. — say, through Canada — then lie to border authorities about where they came from.

They'd rather let people come, screen them and encourage them to tell the truth, the better to track and check the disease's spread.

The people in charge of America's national security apparatus agree with this assessment. So does President Obama, and just about every government in the world outside of Africa.

But then, facts are not driving this story. Fear and nativism and ignorance are, including the panicky and, frankly, understandable desire to slam the door shut and hibernate in First World safety.

Most of the American public couldn't find Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea or Nigeria on a map.

Their education about Ebola is mostly from watching disaster movies: you know, Morgan Freeman in a military uniform soberly showing the president an animated map with a red dot that expands and engulfs the whole country, or Dustin Hoffman hunting for a diseased monkey while the Pentagon considers obliterating entire towns to eradicate the plague.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/can-fortress-north-america-keep-ebola-at-bay-1.2806339

Please note that Morgan Freeman did not present the "red dot animation" to the president; Donald Sutherland presented it to the late J.T. Walsh.
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Post #71 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:15 pm

The Situation Room ‏@CNNSitRoom
Dr. Craig Spencer in New York tests positive for Ebola: http://cnn.it/1wgzZhO


getting closer fellas
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone

It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.

Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."

...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...

Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.


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Post #72 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:34 pm

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There are more experts on CNN right now talking about Ebola in America than people with ebola in America.
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #73 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:35 pm

As it should be. Now put that Dr. on a raft and push it out into the Atlantic. He knew the risks.
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Post #74 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:36 pm

clawfirst wrote:As it should be. Now put that Dr. on a raft and push it out into the Atlantic. He knew the risks.


Let him stand guard at a war monument
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #75 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:37 pm

too soon?
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #76 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:38 pm

You just made this the second saddest day in Canada in 20 years
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Post #77 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:39 pm

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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #78 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:39 pm

clawfirst wrote:You just made this the second saddest day in Canada in 20 years


moose is older than 20
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #79 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:45 pm

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Post #80 by AD » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:45 pm

Your math is off.
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Post #81 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Math is hard
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Post #82 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:54 pm

even you should be able to count to 21
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #83 by Craig » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:58 pm

Artie wrote:even you should be able to count to 21


He'd have to take off his pants.
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Post #84 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Craig wrote:He'd have to take off his pants.


for verification?
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




:lr: :lr: :lr:
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Post #85 by Craig » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:10 pm

Artie wrote:for verification?


To get a 21st digit to count on.
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Post #86 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Only if I round up. its 20 years and 7 months or so. So if its not 21 years ago, how many years ago was it....
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Post #87 by Twitter bArt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:24 pm

clawfirst wrote:Only if I round up. its 20 years and 7 months or so. So if its not 21 years ago, how many years ago was it....


look just count to 24 and we'll call it a night
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #88 by clawfirst » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm on my way
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Post #89 by MP » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:43 pm

Thomas Malthus wrote:Claw only needs to know how to count to 18.


I'm pretty sure he can count in multiples of 12, and knows his fractions to a 1/16th...
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Post #90 by clawfirst » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:57 pm

And 16's. very important.

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