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Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 16, 2020 11:58PM
This is a video about Chinese "Wet-Markets"

It's quite disturbing.

You've been warned.

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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 17, 2020 12:48AM
So the search for a scapegoat begins.
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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 17, 2020 01:43AM
The US is trying to counter propaganda from China that is saying the US was responsible.



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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 17, 2020 01:50AM
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RgrF
So the search for a scapegoat begins.

So you didn't watch the video.
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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 17, 2020 03:30AM
I did watch the video.

This is a common and avoidable knee-jerk need to label something without having all the facts. Virologists have a capacity and responsibility to drill down and find origins and causes, you and I do not and cannot.

Non professional YouTubers come in with a point of view and string together a series of clips to further that point of view. They're proponents who create false impressions that then go viral and can become permanently fixed with people who only scan for information and that's most of us!

Especially true during a crisis, this is an attempt to give a virus that doesn't care about race a point of origin that becomes racist. The 1918 "Spanish Flu" didn't have a Spanish origin but at the time it was politically useful to label it "Spanish" - a label that sticks to this day.
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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 17, 2020 05:11AM
With its vast borders and rampant smuggling, CVD-19 could just as easily made its
way 'by foot' into China from one of its "neighbors".

China shares land borders with:
Vietnam
Laos
Myanmar (Burma)
India
Bhutan
Nepal
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstanin
Russia
Mongolia
North Korea

And then you have their seaports!



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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: March 17, 2020 08:39AM
Something worth remembering:
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Re: Why new diseases keep appearing in China
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: March 17, 2020 09:20AM
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RgrF
I did watch the video.

This is a common and avoidable knee-jerk need to label something without having all the facts. Virologists have a capacity and responsibility to drill down and find origins and causes, you and I do not and cannot.

Non professional YouTubers come in with a point of view and string together a series of clips to further that point of view. They're proponents who create false impressions that then go viral and can become permanently fixed with people who only scan for information and that's most of us!

Especially true during a crisis, this is an attempt to give a virus that doesn't care about race a point of origin that becomes racist. The 1918 "Spanish Flu" didn't have a Spanish origin but at the time it was politically useful to label it "Spanish" - a label that sticks to this day.

Very well put.

Writers and linguistics like George Orwell and Alfred Korzybski tried to point this out years ago.



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