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Offline Todd

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7400 on: July 31, 2022, 03:27:55 AM »
Quote from: Deborah Birx, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator
I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection. And I think we overplayed the vaccines.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7401 on: July 31, 2022, 10:01:30 AM »
     That's not good enough because it doesn't strongly indict lying Commie bastards. It makes the outbreak a natural disaster bungled by local auth0rities that could have happened anywhere before lying Commie bastards covered it up. No, we need stronger stuff. I know!! Let's put a lying Commie virology lab funded by US liberals in there! Now that'll do the trick.

You can't even begin to understand what Communism means and does. I say, even if you're a hardcore atheist you should still praise the Lord that your country was never ruled by Communists.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7402 on: July 31, 2022, 10:25:37 AM »
You can't even begin to understand what Communism means and does. I say, even if you're a hardcore atheist you should still praise the Lord that your country was never ruled by Communists.

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     I sacrifice a white bull to Jupiter at least once a month to keep me safe from lying Commie bastards. That's because I treat Communism as another false religion, kinda like all the others only more fierce (sometimes). So, we partially agree. Where we disagree is probably about what Hitch said about the celestial N. Korea being worse on account of at least the Kims leave you in peace after you die.

     
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7403 on: August 01, 2022, 05:40:16 PM »
or why a lot of English-language media has been too lazy to say "a market selling exotic meat" instead of latching onto a phrase that sounds exotic?
They should call it an exotic meat market.
But... maybe not.
Hmmm then that sounds like a name of a weird gay bar.  :D

The English name sucks. What is a "wet market," a market were they sell water? Or videos of people's weird fetish of wetting themselves?

How about... exotic animal grocer?


Are you asking why Chinese languages have not bothered to make a distinction to suit you on the other side of the world
No... what even is the Chinese word? I would be surprised if it were actually translated as "farmer's market."
Ha... don't get me started on languages, though. I have been wondering lately how many wild words Chinese has that English doesn't have- since the more I continue in my Japanese studies, the more I notice these advanced words which are extremely niche and unexpected, and often they are derived from Chinese kanji combinations, and many more synonyms than you'd expect.
I bet they have multiple words for "wet market."
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7404 on: August 04, 2022, 03:24:02 AM »
Numbers of identified cases have now been pretty stable for a month here in DK, including after the recent growth of BA5 - around 2000 - 3000 daily.

BA 2.75 now considered the latest, more contagious variant here.

BA 2.75 receded, against expectations, into almost nothing, and is no longer considered important.

Case numbers also generally going down somewhat here in DK, in spite of the rise back in early summer.

So: patterns not necessarily predictable. But we've had a lot of sunny and hot weather recently.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7405 on: August 04, 2022, 04:12:10 AM »
The current omicron wave in Australia, in winter, may have peaked sooner (and lower) than was expected.

I'm trying to dodge for another 5 days before my appointment for a booster vaccination...
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