UPDATE: #1. game on Apple right now.
You might not think the new Chinese coronavirus could help a video game, but that seems to be the case with game Plague, Inc.? https://t.co/6bacbtf97Q— FOX59 News (@FOX59) January 26, 2020
When you’re eating a Chinese chick out and a lil bit of corona virus hits the back of your throat pic.twitter.com/I7ieVZAlDo— IG: @lilyandeezy ? (@yandeezy) January 26, 2020
UPDATE: Is it racist to criticize these people? If so, why?
What in D hell is going on.— MIKEB ?? Black American Certified D.O.A.S. (@mbunchen) January 24, 2020
So reports are coming out of China that the Corona Virus either started from the Fruit Bat Soup or the Sweet & Sour Civet Cat.
All I got to say is them folks will eat any damn thing. pic.twitter.com/wFRTgs0Xha
Video of a woman eating bat in 2016 recently went viral on Chinese social media, causing public condemn. She later apologized for her ignorance. According to a report by China Academy of Science, the virus caused #coronavirus outbreak is very similar to virus found in bats. pic.twitter.com/unBnn832No— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 25, 2020
Food market at centre of deadly coronavirus outbreak admits selling live koalas, snakes, rats and wolves – NZ Herald >> these are not human friendly domesticated animals for food bred over 1000s of years . This is insanity . https://t.co/RdK1rnIN1a— Anurag Shrivastava (@hrnext) January 26, 2020
We’re already late. The Corona Virus can stay inside a host during the incubation period for more than 7 days and the virus can live up to 24 hours on surfaces of any objects. How many Chinese tourists have landed in this country ever since the outbreak? This is way too late now. pic.twitter.com/3vqlEMH9O9— izati ? (@izati_miswa) January 26, 2020
The Role of Wild Animals in the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak | Time— Charles Mok ??? (@charlesmok) January 26, 2020
….You don‘t have to eat it to get sick //experts say that it’s hard to downplay the problematic nature of “wet markets”//https://t.co/PVxSTvjRn7
"Let's be clear. The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including to other continents… There is no known vaccine. Tens of millions of people who live in China or recently traveled to the Hubei province are still on the move," writes @WorldAffairsPro https://t.co/sTBwatL4vq— CNN Opinion (@CNNOpinion) January 26, 2020
Who knows if this is real? I keep seeing these videos about the government covering up the scale of the disease. If the videos coming out of Wuhan are even partially true, the right thing to do is to criticize China until it bans the sale of these wild animals at wet markets.
rt to save lives— ??? (@stan2seung) January 26, 2020
this corona virus outbreak is getting out of hand, the infection is much horrible than whats reported on TV. the doctor even said “dont EVER trust the government” so please take care, as much as possible dont get out. its too dangerous!pic.twitter.com/FHT4yZqnRe
UPDATE: This blog is generally pro-China but we reserve the right to tell the truth and make fun of anyone including the Chinese who eat dogs and bats and who keep breeding deadly viruses at these filthy wet markets. If a bunch of hillbillies in Arkansas had started a global pandemic by eating a possum, we would never hear the end of it.
Highly doubt the Wuhan coronavirus jumped from bats to snakes to humans. Snakes are cold blooded reptiles and it makes absolutely no sense for the virus to do that. Just examining the genetic code and making rushed assumptions to publish quickly is not evidence-based medicine.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2020
If you’re a media outlet or influencer circulating videos and pictures of Chinese people eating bats or other animals just to get clicks and views while fearmongering about different cultures and the Wuhan coronavirus, then you’re both a racist and a dangerous opportunist.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2020
Many cultures, including Western ones, have dishes that are considered strange or cruel to others. Force feeding a goose until her liver explodes with fat is called foie gras. Chaining a baby cow so that its meat is tender is veal. Jumping live maggots in cheese is casu marzu.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2020
China has the largest population of any country on Earth at almost 1.4 billion. That means just by pure statistical odds, most new viruses will originate where the highest concentration of human beings are located. It serves no good purpose to portray Chinese people as savages.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2020
No one is dying from global viral pandemics in Germany from eating sausage, Scotland from haggis or France from cheese though.
UPDATE: China reports 181 new cases of coronavirus. This puts the total number of confirmed cases worldwide at more than 2,000 https://t.co/XQhLD5wMuG— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) January 26, 2020
Imagine what it must be like to wake up one day and find yourself and your family locked down in this f***ed situation. The SARS virus was deadlier, but the Wuhan coronavirus is 1.) spreading much faster and 2.) is gestating longer which is why people who don’t appear to have any symptoms are just dropping in public places.
UPDATE: It looks like this coronavirus was transmitted to humans from bats through snakes.
UPDATE: WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!
BREAKING: China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases – AFP— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 25, 2020
"Save my life, doctor!" Videos show how the coronavirus outbreak in China has overwhelmed hospitals. More than 1,300 cases have been confirmed across the country and at least 41 people have died.— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2020
Follow the latest here: https://t.co/E97Y3C5MLO pic.twitter.com/8SZ5z6BCpv
*CoronaVirus* Epidemic, Video from China.— Sweetie (@Sweetie33320803) January 25, 2020
Very Sad and shocking.
The people of #Wuhan are literally dropping all over the city.
Like something out of a horror movie…. ?
Please share this msg around your friends and relatives for their knowledge. pic.twitter.com/l0eGxsf68q
UPDATE: This was so predictable that there was even a 2011 movie about it.
UPDATE: They won’t stop!
TO ALL CREATORS #108: #coronarovirus— Honest TeamYouTube ?????? (@HonestGoogle) January 25, 2020
If you contract the #2019nCoV Virus, please document it on YouTube! The viewers of our platform love vlogs!
Also, Chinese people eat Bats, Rats and Tadpoles to prevent many diseases, don’t forget to Mukbang that too!
Honest TeamYouTube pic.twitter.com/e96L4liAJq
UPDATE: Trump’s fault?
UPDATE: Is this nurse telling the truth?
Kathy Zhu ordering takeout pic.twitter.com/fz42fiyD0A— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) January 24, 2020
Kathy Zhu is such a gaslighter. She defends people eating bats and admits that she’s “eaten a lot of crazy stuff”, then she calls you a racist when you joke about her eating crazy stuff. This coming from the girl that routinely makes racist comments about white people!— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) January 25, 2020
The Wuhan coronavirus genome has been sequenced. It jumped from bats to humans through a third incubator species likely at the Wuhan wet market last November. This isn’t the first coronavirus outbreak in China. SARS originated in bats in China in 2002. Ignore the conspiracy theorists on the internet who are suggesting that it is a biological weapon.
“The progenitor virus itself was almost certainly one that circulates harmlessly in bats (as SARS does) but has an “intermediate reservoir” in one or more animals that come into contact with people, Andersen said. Presumably, that reservoir is one of the species of animals at the Wuhan market thought to be ground zero for the outbreak. The ancestor of 2019-nCoV existed in that species for some unknown time, never infecting people, until by chance a single virus acquired a mutation that made it capable of jumping into and infecting humans.
The genome sequences suggest that was a one-time-only jump. “The genomes [from the 24 samples] are very uniform,” Andersen said. “If there had been multiple introductions,” including from many different animals, “there would be more genomic diversity. This was a single introduction.” …
Unfortunately, genetic analysis can’t identify what animal species the coronavirus jumped from into humans. But an analysis by a team from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, posted to the preprint server bioRxiv, determined that the genome of this coronavirus (the seventh known to infect humans) is 96% identical to that of a bat coronavirus, suggesting that species is the original source. (Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine on Friday, another team of scientists in China reported that the new coronavirus is 86.9% identical to the bat SARS-like coronavirus.) …”
Chinese wet markets have always been incubators of these diseases. Specifically, this is the second coming of SARS. Apparently, nothing was learned from that episode.
“You can usually smell the markets before you see them.
Especially if you’re downwind.
It’s a sickly, almost sweet and nauseating smell of death. Once inside, the fetid stench — made worse by blistering temperatures and zero refrigeration — is overwhelming, and it is places like this where the deadly coronavirus originated.
In stall after stall, a mix of live and dead animals, which run the gamut from the known (pig, ox, duck, chicken) to the rare or unknown due to the condition of the carcass — stare back at you. In the wet areas of the market — usually reserved for fish and sea creatures and where the ground is slick with water and often blood — the stink is worse. The animals that have not yet been dispatched by the butcher’s knife make desperate bids to escape by climbing on top of each other and flopping or jumping out of their containers (to no avail). At least in the wet areas, the animals don’t make a sound. The screams from mammals and fowl are unbearable and heartbreaking.
These unregulated and usually filthy markets are found all over Asia and Africa. …
A few years ago, a Chinese friend of a friend, Jon Hsia, went with me on a tour of the real Chinatown in Queens and quipped, “Listen, in China, anything with four legs but a table, and anything with two legs and not a person — we’ll eat it.” “
For once, wypipo aren’t to blame.
BTW, Ebola in Africa also originated in bats shitting all over persimmons which was consumed by gorillas and chimps and was transmitted to humans by Africans eating bushmeat at a wet market. Third World eating habits and sanitation practices are the cause of these epidemics.
“LANGFANG, China — The typical market in China has fruits and vegetables, butchered beef, pork and lamb, whole plucked chickens — with heads and beaks attached — and live crabs and fish, spewing water out of churning tanks. Some sell more unusual fare, including live snakes, turtles and cicadas, guinea pigs, bamboo rats, badgers, hedgehogs, otters, palm civets, even wolf cubs.
The markets are fixtures in scores of Chinese cities, and now, for at least the second time in two decades, they are the source of an epidemic that has spread fear, taxed the Communist Party bureaucracy and exposed the epidemiological risks that can spawn in places where humans and wildlife converge. …”
Can we joke about Chinese restaurants now or must we continue to pretend that all cultures are exactly the same? The jokes are based on the grain of truth that Chinese people really do eat weird shit like bats, dogs and guinea pigs. It is absurd to deny this.
Note: Muslims and Hindus feel the same way about Europeans who eat pork and beef. White Americans also eat pork and chicken from animals which are raised in filthy and crowded conditions. A major difference is that these species are at least kept separate in the United States. It is the mixture of species at these filthy wet markets that is the problem.