• @[email protected]
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    272 months ago

    At least we all learned our lessons from the last one and will definitely have no issues when it happens again. /s

    • @BallsandBayonets
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      112 months ago

      Of course they learned a lesson! Only about a million people died in the US and the rich got over $1 trillion richer, so this time they’ll let 10 million die so the rich can get $10 trillion richer!

  • @[email protected]
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    172 months ago

    But the dairy farmers have said they’re not milking sick cows! What else could they possibly do?

  • @GoofSchmoofer
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    152 months ago

    We will know if we are genuinely in the darkest time line if we get another pandemic and Trump become president again. Because that was such a great combination last time /s

  • @kinther
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    82 months ago

    I’m following this closely and posting updates as I have them in /c/h5n1_avianflu. I believe once this gets into pigs, it will mutate to be able to infect humans easier and possibly gain H2H. When that happens… not if… be prepared to wear a mask and social distance. People will overwhelm the hospitals and the mortality rate will be higher then we believe it to be. Protect yourselves and your loved ones.

    • umulu
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      62 months ago

      We all know how well people responded to COVID…

      We might be more screwed

      • @kinther
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        42 months ago

        They aren’t testing pigs and what testing is being done on cows isn’t expansive by any means. We won’t know until people start getting sick.

  • 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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        -52 months ago

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

  • @werefreeatlast
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    Someone had to find a flying monkey in China. What happened next wasn’t the immediate investigation of the species. It’s China so it probably got fried in street oil and bam new bird flu.

    • @TIMMAY
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      182 months ago

      congrats, this is both the dumbest and the most racist thing ive read on lemmy this week (which is saying something)