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  • Mikey1969: EdgeRunner: Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

    It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

    SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

    It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

    Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?

    I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

    I have a similar policy for second dates.

    I call it 'Hector'. The wife seems OK with that.


    I think there's a Trojan joke in here somewhere.
  • When a man and a bat love each other very much ...
  • I'm no scientician, BUT I do quite a bit of readin'

    A little while back I read a story (I believe on bbc news) that stated that there are some studies that point to COVID-19 being a vascular disease and not a respiratory one.

    Which explains why it gets EVERYfarkING WHERE.  Lungs, pancreas, brain... and now the balls too.

    Makes sense to me.
  • mikaloyd: I hope they dont test for this the same way they do when they shove a giant q tip up peoples noses


    And watching those tested via the throat swab have gag reflexes. Couldn't it just be a cheek swab? (Ok farkers I set you up :-).
  • I find it odd that the Chinese didn't lock down hard until they found out it effects their most manly parts and then went into full panic mode.

    This is going to be very bad for some endangered animals.
  • hobnail: Mikey1969: EdgeRunner: Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

    It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

    SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

    It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

    Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?

    I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

    I have a similar policy for second dates.

    I call it 'Hector'. The wife seems OK with that.

    I think there's a Trojan joke in here somewhere.


    If I ever start a band, it'll be called Trojan.

    A -rubber- band.
  • hobnail: Mikey1969: EdgeRunner: Mikey1969: LesserEvil: Could people STOP calling COVID-19 a "respiratory virus"?!??!?

    It's a virus that, among its more common effects, causes SARS.

    SARS is not a virus, it's a syndrome caused by various diseases (viral and bacterial).

    It is, however, firmly conflated with SARS-CoV, the variant of Coronavirus that appeared in 2003.

    Could all of the doctors stop calling it that when they make public appearances? Maybe you should start with the actual responsible parties?

    I don't care what they call it as long as they get hold of it and beat it.

    I have a similar policy for second dates.

    I call it 'Hector'. The wife seems OK with that.

    I think there's a Trojan joke in here somewhere.


    Have you looked for it in horse?
  • Bartleby the Scrivener: sleep lack: MY GIRLFRIEND SUCKED COVID 19 DICKS!

    In a row?


    Tell her to try not to suck any dick on her way to the Trump rally.
  • I'm going to go with the circulatory system.  That blood just gets everywhere.
  • I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.


    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.
  • doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.


    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?
  • We don't know what incarnations it may have had, because they die out.  Natural Selection.  It is from a family of viruses that are known to jump to humans.  Is it so hard to believe that other strains were defeated by the bodies of those they infected and this one happened to be the Michael Jordan of viruses?
  • amindtat: Because COVID-19 is a vascular disease?


    I think that article got pretty much everything right all the way back in May.  It makes it very clear that nobody should risk getting C19.  There is no upside, considering that immunity seems to be limited, and so many potentially serious downsides.
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?


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  • Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?

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    That's not an explanation. I just want to see what you have that backs up your theory.
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?

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    That's not an explanation. I just want to see what you have that backs up your theory.


    I don't have "a theory" and it's on you to support your conspiracy theory,  it me. There are a zillion natural coronavirus strains. We will never be able to trace it back to any particular lineage because they're not cataloged, but genetically it doesn't show any indicators of artificial manipulation, or any unusual amount of variation whatsoever from the natural genetic diversity found in wild coronaviruses.
  • Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?

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    That's not an explanation. I just want to see what you have that backs up your theory.

    I don't have "a theory" and it's on you to support your conspiracy theory,  it me. There are a zillion natural coronavirus strains. We will never be able to trace it back to any particular lineage because they're not cataloged, but genetically it doesn't show any indicators of artificial manipulation, or any unusual amount of variation whatsoever from the natural genetic diversity found in wild coronaviruses.


    Tell me how a virus like this, with no prior strain to track any prediction, can suddenly pop up and fark up the human body in so many ways the ways it does, and be SUPER spreading? This is no flu.

    Dunno about you Mister Ham, but I believe in evolution, and viruses just don't evolve that fast & radically.
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?

    [media.giphy.com image 500x254] [View Full Size image _x_]

    That's not an explanation. I just want to see what you have that backs up your theory.

    I don't have "a theory" and it's on you to support your conspiracy theory,  it me. There are a zillion natural coronavirus strains. We will never be able to trace it back to any particular lineage because they're not cataloged, but genetically it doesn't show any indicators of artificial manipulation, or any unusual amount of variation whatsoever from the natural genetic diversity found in wild coronaviruses.

    Tell me how a virus like this, with no prior strain to track any prediction, can suddenly pop up and fark up the human body in so many ways the ways it does, and be SUPER spreading? This is no flu.

    Dunno about you Mister Ham, but I believe in evolution, and viruses just don't evolve that fast & radically.


    Dude, it's COVID-19. Obviously it's the sequel to COVID-18.
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Ambitwistor: AAAAGGGGHHHH: doomjesse: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I know it rubs against the grain of popular opinion, but this is making me even more convinced that this virus was an escaped bio-weapon. It seems to have more ways of breaking into a person's immune system than a  safecracker and it's a Swiss Army Knife of symptoms & long-lasting damage. If I were to create a "Doomsday Weapon" virus, Covid-19 would be it.

    Never ascribe to human cruelty that which can be ascribed to ignorance.  Cruelty does lots of damage but our ignorance does far more.

    Okay. Please explain to me how this thing could suddenly come out of nowhere, with no prior incarnations. What prior strain did COVID-19 naturally mutate from?

    [media.giphy.com image 500x254] [View Full Size image _x_]

    That's not an explanation. I just want to see what you have that backs up your theory.

    I don't have "a theory" and it's on you to support your conspiracy theory,  it me. There are a zillion natural coronavirus strains. We will never be able to trace it back to any particular lineage because they're not cataloged, but genetically it doesn't show any indicators of artificial manipulation, or any unusual amount of variation whatsoever from the natural genetic diversity found in wild coronaviruses.

    Tell me how a virus like this, with no prior strain to track any prediction, can suddenly pop up and fark up the human body in so many ways the ways it does, and be SUPER spreading? This is no flu.

    Dunno about you Mister Ham, but I believe in evolution, and viruses just don't evolve that fast & radically.


    Here's your reading homework. I suggest listening to an actual virologist, rather that spouting this conspiracy bullshiat of yours.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comm​e​nts/gk6y95/covid19_did_not_come_from_t​he_wuhan_institute_of/
  • AAAAGGGGHHHH: Tell me how a virus like this, with no prior strain to track any prediction, can suddenly pop up and fark up the human body in so many ways the ways it does, and be SUPER spreading? This is no flu.


    Uh, easily?  It's not a huge departure from any other wild-strain coronavirus genome.

    Your whole conspiracy theory just boils down to an argument from incredulity, based on your own misunderstanding of viral evolution.

    Dunno about you Mister Ham, but I believe in evolution, and viruses just don't evolve that fast & radically.

    There's no genetic evidence it evolved either fast or radically.  (And how do you know how "fast" it evolved, anyway?)  You're starting from a false premise.  Minor mutations can and do have major effects on transmissibility and pathology.  Most of the time they don't, of course, which is why we haven't had a big pandemic in ~100 years, but sometimes they do.
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