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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2020, 02:55:35 pm »
If you need evidence it has run away, you are far too late. Basically, our government is just crossing its fingers while others are being  proactive. It is expressing far more concern about alleged racism than the disease itself.


You're all for shutting down the economy for a virus of marginal danger, but can't see why we should change our way of life for an extinction level danger.  This virus has been overblown.  SARS was a completely different matter.  This is not an emergency and we shouldn't be treating it as such. 
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« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2020, 03:11:42 pm »


You're all for shutting down the economy for a virus of marginal danger, but can't see why we should change our way of life for an extinction level danger.  This virus has been overblown.  SARS was a completely different matter.  This is not an emergency and we shouldn't be treating it as such.

Who said anything about shutting down an economy. I can tell you that if I was arriving from Wuhan after spending more than a day or two there, I would want to be quarantined for the simple reason I wouldn't want to risk infecting my family when I got home.
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« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2020, 03:30:48 pm »
You're all for shutting down the economy for a virus of marginal danger, but can't see why we should change our way of life for an extinction level danger.  This virus has been overblown.  SARS was a completely different matter.  This is not an emergency and we shouldn't be treating it as such.

There's lots of reports that the major airports aren't doing proper screening or often any screening of passengers on planes coming from China.  Screening doesn't reduce economic activity, it's just being proactive.

The sky isn't falling but we should take it seriously if the WHO is saying it's "a global health emergency of international concern". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51318246

You might feel differently if you lived in Vancouver.
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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2020, 04:25:10 pm »
There's lots of reports that the major airports aren't doing proper screening or often any screening of passengers on planes coming from China. 

The same is true of the US, from the stories from people actually arriving on flights from China.  As recent as yesterday, PVG-LAX had no screening.

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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2020, 05:35:19 pm »
The same is true of the US, from the stories from people actually arriving on flights from China.  As recent as yesterday, PVG-LAX had no screening.

Ok, that doesn't have anything to do with what Canada is doing.
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2020, 05:48:10 pm »
Ok, that doesn't have anything to do with what Canada is doing.

In this very thread it's been said that Canada's been doing something less or different, when that doesn't seem to be the case.

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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2020, 05:52:05 pm »
In this very thread it's been said that Canada's been doing something less or different, when that doesn't seem to be the case.

The US just banned foreign travelers from China besides immediate family members of Americans.  I wouldn't go that far, but it refutes your point.

Is there anything you won't defend the Trudeau gov on?
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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2020, 06:50:51 pm »
The US just banned foreign travelers from China besides immediate family members of Americans.  I wouldn't go that far, but it refutes your point.

Is there anything you won't defend the Trudeau gov on?

These decisions aren't made by politicians, but public health officials, generally.  Is there anything that people won't attack the ____________ government for?

Oh, and speaking of proactive:

https://www.baytoday.ca/national-news/newsalert-canadian-evacuees-to-be-quarantined-in-trenton-2065120

Canada is doing this the same as everyone else.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2020, 12:47:46 pm »
And now this.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/coronavirus-airlift-china-canada-repatriation-1.5452393

It seems our government finally woke up. Maybe supposed racism isn't the biggest issue concerning this virus after all.

Hope it isn't a bit late.
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« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2020, 04:59:26 pm »
And now this.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/coronavirus-airlift-china-canada-repatriation-1.5452393

It seems our government finally woke up. Maybe supposed racism isn't the biggest issue concerning this virus after all.

Hope it isn't a bit late.

Originally, very few Canadians indicated they wanted to leave.  In the last week that changed.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2020, 12:43:31 pm »
A Hong Kong couple arrived January 25 in Italy to go on a cruise with 6,000 people... what could go wrong?

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/wuhan-coronavirus-spreads-6000-people-held-on-cruise-ship-in-italy/ar-BBZtWtV


OMG, not the year for taking a cruise.

The totally benign, just like any other flu, nothing-to-see-here coronavirus has quarantined another cruise ship after 20 people tested positive.

Tinfoil-wrapped meals are also dropped off at the cabins three times a day by staff wearing face masks.

Fun in the sun!!

Nearing 30K incidents and 563 deaths, media and its hysteria shutting down cruises and stuff.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/coronavirus-b-c-man-among-those-stuck-on-quarantined-cruise-ship-in-japan/ar-BBZHXey?ocid=hplocalnews

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2020, 12:55:35 pm »

OMG, not the year for taking a cruise.

The totally benign, just like any other flu, nothing-to-see-here coronavirus has quarantined another cruise ship after 20 people tested positive.

Tinfoil-wrapped meals are also dropped off at the cabins three times a day by staff wearing face masks.

Fun in the sun!!

Nearing 30K incidents and 563 deaths, media and its hysteria shutting down cruises and stuff.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/coronavirus-b-c-man-among-those-stuck-on-quarantined-cruise-ship-in-japan/ar-BBZHXey?ocid=hplocalnews

Hey I'm taking a cruise tomorrow on BC ferries from Sidney to Tswassen. If you don't hear from me for a while it's because some foreigner coughed and I'm bobbing around on the Georgia Strait for a couple weeks.

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Re: Outbreak Culture
« Reply #74 on: February 06, 2020, 02:54:15 pm »

OMG, not the year for taking a cruise.

The totally benign, just like any other flu, nothing-to-see-here coronavirus has quarantined another cruise ship after 20 people tested positive.

Tinfoil-wrapped meals are also dropped off at the cabins three times a day by staff wearing face masks.

Fun in the sun!!

Nearing 30K incidents and 563 deaths, media and its hysteria shutting down cruises and stuff.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/coronavirus-b-c-man-among-those-stuck-on-quarantined-cruise-ship-in-japan/ar-BBZHXey?ocid=hplocalnews

When everyone on that ship dies, you might change my mind and convince me that this is something to worry about.