Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

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so like, guess the who needs to do something, right. who money laundering.

its like saying a rock in space has the potential to destroy the planet.
 

thestaggy

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More likely europe learned their lessons about pandemics with the spanish flu, black death, etc, much earlier and developed better hygiene control to manage against infections hence why you don't likely see pandemics occurring nowadays, but their farm animals still encounter viral infections. They relatively recently had to cull a lot of pigs worldwide due to african swine fever.


And also recently avian flu in europe.


So don't be so smug about how europe seems to be immune to these issues. Historically europe has been the cause of many outbreaks worldwide during the age of discovery, bringing measles, smallpox, tb, etc, to "discovered" countries/continents, that completely wrecked indigenous population groups to near genocide levels. A pandemic can easily start from any country.

China does look the other way, but so do a lot of other countries in various other industries.
At no point did I say anybody was immune. I believe I even referenced the UK's frequent bouts of BSE/'Mad Cow disease'. I merely pointed out how the prevalence of this is far higher in China, especially in recent years and at some point you have to start asking questions as to why it keeps happening there.

You do actually raise a good point though. Europe learned their lesson. As the source of many diseases and outbreaks throughout history, they seem to have things under control in modern times. Is there perhaps a lesson China needs to learn when it comes to their farming, handling, processing and consumption of meat?
 

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At no point did I say anybody was immune. I believe I even referenced the UK's frequent bouts of BSE/'Mad Cow disease'. I merely pointed out how the prevalence of this is far higher in China, especially in recent years and at some point you have to start asking questions as to why it keeps happening there.

You do actually raise a good point though. Europe learned their lesson. As the source of many diseases and outbreaks throughout history, they seem to have things under control in modern times. Is there perhaps a lesson China needs to learn when it comes to their farming, handling, processing and consumption of meat?
Preferably learn from other peoples mistakes so you don't get the whole history-repeats-itself-shenanigans, we really don't need another spanish flu or black death, though cyclically we are overdue for a killer global pandemic. Prevalence is worldwide, there is just this perverted distorted focus on china because of other issues like trade wars, sovereign territory disputes, china vs taiwan(usa), general mockery of non-western cultures, the list goes on. The general resulting narrative is anti china for everything bad. Recently there was the zika virus, ebola, and mexican swine flu, very conveniently forgotten because of subjective bias going around because the data doesn't fit the required narrative. So yes we have these health issues occurring in china, just as they do occur in other parts of the world. Can't really comment on the farming side, maybe the problem is simply volume involved. China has a lot of people to feed, so besides growth accelerators you going to need a high volume to keep replenishing consumed meat. More animals mean more chances of infection and increased spreading.
 

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Dear China, get a new hobby, like watching porn. This eating-weird-****-creating-viruses ain't funny.

Edit: And don't eat the produce when you watch porn.
 

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China has completed half of the wall required to isolate them, we just need to build the other half and stop dealing with them.
 
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