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  1. Amazing. Scotty is an absolute credit to our club, consistently, year after year. I can't speak highly enough of the man. I bet Elliott had a brilliant day, and you got a bit of a release when you needed it the most too. Respect.
  2. A bit more abou the Pangolin theory here Robbo https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52048195
  3. As a species we are constantly asking for novel viral trouble really, be that by mixing and butchering all these disparate species in one unsanitary place, or pumping pigs full of antibiotics in massive sheds in Mexico. And it's not just the Chinese that have wet markets tbf, you see similar in Indonesia and all over Asia- and are they any less dangerous than what the US does on an industrial scale to livestock and the subsequent loss of human medical protection? Let's hope attitudes change after this.
  4. My apologies your eminence, you should have mentioned it before!
  5. Re SARS: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-sars/china-scientists-say-sars-civet-cat-link-proved-idUSPEK23793120061123 And MERS: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/25/12/19-0882_article No chickens involved in those outbreaks, which is pretty surprising given how closely and filthily they live!
  6. I would be delighted to apologise if I'm wrong, and I'd certainly be in the exalted company of every epidemiologist, scientist, doctor and emergency planner on the planet. Incredible that somebody with such unique knowledge as you should be on otib. What are your medical or scientific qualifications? A Nobel prize at least, I'm presuming?
  7. Interesting Robbo. I've read a few papers speculating that the original bat virus was passed on to humans after a period in pangolins, but as you say we may never know. And although they are endangered, hundreds of thousands of pangolins are traded in China per year. With regards to SARS and MERS, I thought it was commonly accepted that the former came via civet cats and the latter dromedary camels, not chickens? Is that not right?
  8. You're missing the third, far more likely possibility; that it wasn't Covid-19 at all Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you didn't have some horrible virus you may not have had before, but as @Kid in the Riot said a couple of pages back, you would have been tested in hospital and a novel Coronavirus would have been easily identified at the time, and gained worldwide attention. If it's been running wild in the UK for 4 months, why have thousands of people not succumbed to serious lung disease or died here already, given the pace we're watching both rise at now?
  9. Hahaha, I reckon Alex Jones used his best crayons for that one! Absolutely reeks of 4Chan.
  10. It's accepted that it emerged in China in October/ November, cases then exponentially grew in Hubei and onwards. Not every Chinese person instantly caught the disease in November at once to spread around the globe- for a start, people would have been dying all over in December. How on earth would all the people claiming they've had it a) have caught it so quickly without the WHO or national governments noticing it and b) then not displayed the full symptoms of Covid-19? It's nothing more than wishful thinking from people who suffered normal seasonal infections I'm afraid, as @Dr Ball
  11. Well that's because it hasn't gone down, they've just changed the way they report them: Yes, I'm sure that you know more than every scientist and emergency planner in the world eh. Give me strength.
  12. There seems to be a lot of wishful thinking going on around this. It seems about 50% of the population are trying to convince themselves that they already 'had it around Christmas'.
  13. Yeah, the scale of it really brings home what is expected- apologies if this has been posted before:
  14. There's an announcement on the package for the self employed tomorrow:
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