More on MERS

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6 Responses to “More on MERS”

  1. Cowicide says:

    Another closed government that hypocritically spies on its own people?  What could possibly go wrong?

  2. indubitably says:

    Jokes aside, this isn’t funny.

  3. TacoChuck says:

    A significant issue will be the pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia in July, Aug (the name of which escapes me, but it is an end of ramadan thing) and the hajj in October. Those carry the potential to spread MERS far and wide. But really MERS does not seem to be particularly easy to spread person to person; it happens, but it seems to need really close and prolonged contact, like immediate family or health care workers. Hopefully we will know a lot more about it before it becomes more of a major problem.

    • Maj Variola says:

      Hajj and a few mutations would be an excellent way of shedding population (reducing human carbon footprint :-), much like a little ferret-sneezing flu pandemic.  We are all one plane trip away from chinese duckpig farms.

      Enjoy your industrial-agriculture-based population boom while you can!  Famine plague and war are kinda inevitable the way things are going.

      Malthus *always* wins, since people are too stupid for birth control.

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