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Big'n wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:42 am
CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:52 am Pangolins may have spread coronavirus to humans

The Sars outbreak of 2002-3, involving a different strain of coronavirus, was transferred to humans by the civet, a small mammal whose meat is considered a delicacy in China.

Many animals are capable of transmitting viruses to other species, and nearly all strains of coronavirus contagious to humans originated in wildlife.
Some people will believe anything!

Buh ha ha ha!
Yep, Big'n, idiot scientists also made up this global warming bullshit too.
But we know better than them, don't we.
Buh ha ha ha!

This virus may be the best thing that happened to Cambodian wildlife for 100 years.
Not Buh ha ha ha! Dead set serious.

- it doesn't matter what big brain thinks. If the honourable Chinese people are starting to realise wildlife carries diseases that can be transferred to honourable Chinese people, eating them could go out of fashion amongst honourable Chinese people very very quickly.
YEE ha ha ha!
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:39 am - it doesn't matter what big brain thinks. If the honourable Chinese people are starting to realise wildlife carries diseases that can be transferred to honourable Chinese people, eating them could go out of fashion amongst honourable Chinese people very very quickly.
YEE ha ha ha!
Should be fine if well roasted.
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hunter8 wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:48 am
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:39 am - it doesn't matter what big brain thinks. If the honourable Chinese people are starting to realise wildlife carries diseases that can be transferred to honourable Chinese people, eating them could go out of fashion amongst honourable Chinese people very very quickly.
YEE ha ha ha!
Should be fine if well roasted.
Shut up Hunter
I know that too, Silly.
I'm just trying to push the price of roasted pangolin in my local roadside diner down as low as we can get it.
Pity the pangolin sushi has to come off the menu tho' - that really put reeds in your rod.
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Don’t get tested for Corona virus in Cambodia or your life will be fucked and just for taking the test. The CDC US told my apartment manager that I had been tested for Corona virus and we were immediately told to move out even though the test was negative.

Don’t get tested in Cambodia!
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SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 am
hunter8 wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:48 am
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:39 am - it doesn't matter what big brain thinks. If the honourable Chinese people are starting to realise wildlife carries diseases that can be transferred to honourable Chinese people, eating them could go out of fashion amongst honourable Chinese people very very quickly.
YEE ha ha ha!
Should be fine if well roasted.
Shut up Hunter
I know that too, Silly.
I'm just trying to push the price of roasted pangolin in my local roadside diner down as low as we can get it.
Pity the pangolin sushi has to come off the menu tho' - that really put reeds in your rod.
Oh don’t sweat it, you can always substitute with bats. Nutritional value is just as high at half the pangolin’s price. Good bang for your buck.
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New Report on 138 Coronavirus Cases Reveals Disturbing Details

A highly contagious patient, virus transmission inside a hospital and unexpected turns for the worse have emerged as part of the epidemic in China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/heal ... ients.html
About 10 percent of the patients did not initially have the usual symptoms, cough and fever, but instead had diarrhea and nausea first. Other uncommon symptoms included headache, dizziness and abdominal pain.
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Coronavirus UPDATE – over 100,000 Chinese are still in Thailand
Published4 hours ago onFebruary 8, 2020ByThe Thaiger

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PHOTO: Commuters continue to move around wearing cheap, flimsy, and largely useless, paper face-masks -Thai PBS World

This morning there remain 25 confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand. The death toll has now reached 724 with a total of 34,878 confirmed cases in the past six weeks. Over 2,000 have now fully recovered.

Meanwhile, around Thailand, many Chinese tourists and expats continue to circulate after being in the Kingdom for more than 2-3 weeks. Around 100,000 Chinese tourists and expats are currently in Thailand. This includes 2,038 who arrived on flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. A further 91,688 tourists are from Guangzhou, in southern China.

There hasn’t been any new confirmed cases in Thailand for three days but some of the earlier identified patients have now been released from hospital. No coronavirus cases have died in Thailand.

Immigration officials report that 1,004,067 Chinese passengers arrived in Thailand between January 1 – February 6. Of those, 889,567 have already returned home. In the same five or so weeks, there were 23,933 arrivals from Wuhan. 21,895 of these have now returned. Of the 103,944 passenger from Guangzhou, 91,688 have departed Thailand.

Pol Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang, commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, maintains that tourists from Wuhan and Guangzhou were a focus of stringent health screening when they arrived in Thailand, as well as random follow-up checks to make sure they have not developed symptoms. Only one visitor was isolated as a result of the checks and remains under observation awaiting results of lab tests.

The immigration Commissioner says that most of the Chinese visitors still in Thailand arrived before outbreak became a public health problem in Wuhan.

“Those who cannot return to China, due to travel restrictions, have asked to extend their visas and the Immigration Bureau has arranged for medical personnel to carry out health checks, so they can isolate and treat anyone found to have fever.”
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this sucks
The U.S. embassy confirmed early Saturday that an American citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintian Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 6. It appears this is the first death of an American citizen from the disease. The person was 60 years old
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/co ... 020-02-07/
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:52 am Pangolins may have spread coronavirus to humans
Endangered species could be missing link between bats and humans, researchers believe
Agence France-Presse
Fri 7 Feb 2020 18.09 GMT
First published on Fri 7 Feb 2020 17.43 GMT
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Chinese researchers investigating the animal origin of the coronavirus outbreak in China have said that the endangered pangolin may be the “missing link” between bats and humans.

Bats are known carriers of the latest strain of the disease, which has infected at least 31,000 people and killed more than 630 worldwide, mostly in China where the outbreak started.

A genetic analysis showed that the strain of the virus currently spreading among humans was 96% identical to that found in bats.

But according to Arnaud Fontanet, from France’s Pasteur Institute, the disease did not jump straight from bats to humans. “We think there’s another animal that’s an intermediary,” he told AFP.

The Sars outbreak of 2002-3, involving a different strain of coronavirus, was transferred to humans by the civet, a small mammal whose meat is considered a delicacy in China.

Many animals are capable of transmitting viruses to other species, and nearly all strains of coronavirus contagious to humans originated in wildlife.

Several studies have shown that the bat-borne virus lacks the necessary hardware to latch onto human cell receptors. But it’s still not clear which animal is the missing link.

Fontanet believes the intermediary was “probably a mammal,” possibly belonging to the badger family.

After testing more than 1,000 samples from wild animals, scientists at the South China Agricultural University found that the genome sequences of viruses in pangolins to be 99% identical to those on coronavirus patients, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

But other experts urged caution. “This is not scientific evidence,” said James Wood, head of the department of veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge. “Investigations into animal reservoirs are extremely important, but results must be then be published for international scrutiny.”

“Simply reporting detection of viral RNA with sequence similarity of more than 99% is not sufficient,” he added.

To conclusively identify the culprit, researchers would need to test each species that was on sale at the market – a near impossibility given that it is now permanently closed.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -to-humans
China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that the genome sequence of the novel coronavirus strain separated from pangolins in the study was 99% identical to that from infected people. It said the research had found pangolins - the world’s only scaly mammals - to be “the most likely intermediate host.”

But James Wood, head of the veterinary medicine department at Britain’s University of Cambridge, said the research was far from robust.

“The evidence for the potential involvement of pangolins in the outbreak has not been published, other than by a university press release. This is not scientific evidence,” he said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKBN2010XA
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