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Unread postby erti » 7 December 2020, 19:28

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/asia/ind ... index.html

Maybe the world is about to end. This really sets off paranoia about current events. Hopefully whatever this is it'll pass.
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Re: India mystery illness

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 December 2020, 19:35

erti wrote:https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/asia/ind ... index.html

Maybe the world is about to end. This really sets off paranoia about current events. Hopefully whatever this is it'll pass.

They’re all in the same city. This happens every few months in India. Last time, it was because a popular restaurant served rotten meat in samosas. This time will end up being another hygiene related issue. God bless the Indians, they have a rich and vibrant culture, but a terrible reputation for public hygiene and not without foundation.
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Re: India mystery illness

Unread postby erti » 7 December 2020, 19:44

Marmaduke wrote:
erti wrote:https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/asia/ind ... index.html

Maybe the world is about to end. This really sets off paranoia about current events. Hopefully whatever this is it'll pass.

They’re all in the same city. This happens every few months in India. Last time, it was because a popular restaurant served rotten meat in samosas. This time will end up being another hygiene related issue. God bless the Indians, they have a rich and vibrant culture, but a terrible reputation for public hygiene and not without foundation.


a lot of illness tend to start out with lack of hygiene though and proper cautions with things no matter where it comes from. Then again viruses can mutate and become stronger than what medicine can do. Seems like stuff like the covid-19 is a lot of unknowns and that's why it's scary.
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Re: India mystery illness

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 December 2020, 19:53

erti wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
erti wrote:https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/asia/ind ... index.html

Maybe the world is about to end. This really sets off paranoia about current events. Hopefully whatever this is it'll pass.

They’re all in the same city. This happens every few months in India. Last time, it was because a popular restaurant served rotten meat in samosas. This time will end up being another hygiene related issue. God bless the Indians, they have a rich and vibrant culture, but a terrible reputation for public hygiene and not without foundation.


a lot of illness tend to start out with lack of hygiene though and proper cautions with things no matter where it comes from. Then again viruses can mutate and become stronger than what medicine can do. Seems like stuff like the covid-19 is a lot of unknowns and that's why it's scary.

Mass hospitalisations don’t come from viruses, they generally come from common sources of bacterial or fungal exposure. It’s almost always a hygiene issue. India in particular is probably just about the most developed country in the world where shit still flows in the streets of major cities. It’s considered a quite sacred rite to bathe in the Ganges, but you wouldn’t want to because you’re about as likely to end up shitting out your own kidneys from dysentery, as find any degree of enlightenment.

Whilst a lot was made of sanitary conditions in China being the cause of the COVID pandemic, it was a secondary factor. The virus itself jumped from animals to humans. It did so in a disgusting meat market, but it was more the fact that the market held a wide variety of animals that had no business being near either each other or civilisation than it was the fact that the market was not particularly clean. Viral outbreaks have shown themselves to largely to come about after strains of a virus present in an animal species jumps to humans. Bird flu, swine flu, etc. They cause a lot of hospitalisations, but they aren’t mass hospitalisations. Everyone affected doesn’t come in at once.

You wanna avoid a viral outbreak zone, steer clear of foreign meat markets and farms. You wanna avoid having a truly terribly case of watery poos, avoid India.
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Re: India mystery illness

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 7 December 2020, 20:10

Thanks for sharing@erti

Nah, this most certainly will not bring the world to an end. Thinking about all them possibly dangerous germs there are around the world, more people at India or elsewhere would have turned sick, if there was no response of either people's immune system directly or modern science and medicine after doing some investigation and study what is going on.

Some things I saw about Idia and hygiene, even scared me. I'm not the most hygienic person in every facet of life.
Well, if they have corpses that go down the river, and stuff thet will rot away next to their restaurants and stores - in some places they may defecate in the very streets.... I dunno if all of that kind of reports are really authentic all the time, but one would guess that living and eating next to rubbish and sewers just will invite those germs to spread and evolve.

Then there's toxication, maybe old lead plumbing, one never knows. I watched a documentary about work in India once - them workers had no protective gear while working with toxic chemicals..
It could be something in the water, as they, too, guessed and will check now.

We had a case over here, people who used the same shooting range for training, for decades ( located at Berlin, Bernau Street) , and one by one they got ill, got cancer, and quite a few high ranked police officers died, my surf mate told me about. While this took a very long time to be found out, at other places things devellop rather quick in compare.
They had some SARS2 variation that was carried by mink in Denmark, so they killed off all the mink. Sometimes, quick working science can help to prevent new diseases or unknown variations from spreading.

I think they should be mindpooling and teamwork around the world much more, as they already do in cluster science and that like. Still, we'll never be able to prevent everything.
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Re: India mystery illness

Unread postby Aladdin » 15 December 2020, 17:48

The whole country needs to sort its hygiene issues out.
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