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A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Article saying they think the virus started from snakes.

Worrying for the world this, as it is a new virus.

Some researchers have suggested the illness may have originated in snakes. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Medical Virology said genetic analysis suggests snakes are "the most probable wildlife animal reservoir" for the virus, but this would need to be confirmed by other studies. Other researchers have questioned the claim.

There is also evidence of human-to-human transmission with the virus spreading from patients to family members and healthcare worker

A doctor at a hospital in Wuhan spoke to the BBC

The virus is now spreading at an alarming rate. The hospitals have been flooding with thousands of patients, who wait hours to see a doctor - you can imagine their panic.

Normally Wuhan is a great place to live and we are proud of our work - specialists here have developed a guide for coronavirus diagnosis and treatment.

But I am scared because this is a new virus and the figures are worrying


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Agreed on the snakes, Samuel L Jackson was right trying to kill those years back on the plane!

Population needs culling and one day, one of these viruses will beat us!
I loathe and dispise snakes! The Greek word for them is To Dithy. Pronounces pretty much as filthy. That's about right too.

I don't even like seeing the word in writing. Horrible things and wouldnt surprise me if it's true

Afterall it started with Adam, Eve and a snake, according to The Bible :grinning:


The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Snakes, like all animals, have more to fear of us, than us of them. But yes, understand the fear. Some are stunningly beautiful as well as being stunningly lethal.


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Some lady on The Guardian said that it's basically the flu and that the people who died all had cancer or some other serious illness which compromised their immune systems. She had a posh accent so she must know what she's talking about.


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Is there anything the Chinese won’t eat?
They might change their minds about eating all of those weird animals after this.

I once went to a Chinese medicine shop with my wife. The shop was run by her friend's parents. While they were nattering away in Chinese, I went poking around the shop. Seahorses, horse poo and dried lizards were just a few of the wonderful 'ingredients' I found.

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Does it say you have to have eaten whatever animal is infected!? Not sure.

The Chinese appear a bit more realistic with their meat. i.e. (as Michael Palin once said whilst being offered snake to eat) we pick and choose what we eat, but meat is meat to some cultures. British will eat cow but not horse for instance. Why!?

Straying from the topic of the fact (FACT) we are all dooomed.