• kbin_space_program
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    2 months ago

    Turns out Covid was just round 1 of international pandemics from China.

    Edit: yes, technically it was round 4 (SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Covid, now Bird Flu: this time its personal)

      • Flying Squid
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        32 months ago

        I don’t think that China is the only vector for a potential pandemic (MERS didn’t start in China after all), but China does have the crowded wet markets full of exotic animals trapped from all over the country in small cages, which is the good way to get a virus to make the jump to us. That may or may not have been what happened with COVID, but it is a huge risk even if it has yet to happen.

        • Match!!
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          52 months ago

          if you think wet markets are a good source of zoonotic viruses I have great news about factory-farms

          • Flying Squid
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            02 months ago

            Yes, those are also a good source. I’m not sure why you think I believe there’s only one source.

      • kbin_space_program
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        Bird flu originated in China and its ability to jump species, as well as its lethality, was well documented there too.