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4 hours ago, Wherearewegoingto said:

Per my understanding eating preferences are always depending on your socialisation. Afaik chinese people think of yoghurt and cheese as rotten milk which makes them gag (only recently it started to be available in China at all).

 

Mongols and other pastoral nomads have been eating fermented milk in various forms for eons. China claims these people as one of the "five races under one union", i.e. purely Chinese, not foreign. The CPC would give you a stern finger wagging for implying they're not Chinese! Tsk!

 

And there is plenty of fermented food in Chinese cuisine, so the concept is not novel. Of course, in general it just depends on what a culture is used to. It's a fun discussion, but besides the point -- hygiene is what really matter.

 

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 Its not famine food (else for example Ireland might also have come up with more rare food choices).

 

In Europe for most the last eon or more, cats and dogs were mostly only ever famine food. Probably influence from Old Testament/Kosher food laws, just to be on the safe side and strengthened once cats and dogs as housepets become more of a norm. There is some evidence for pre-Roman eating of dogs in some parts of Europe, and even further back in the stone/bronze ages, anything was fair game. 

 

Also, root veggies are nothing new. Turnips and various root veggies now out of favour were one of the staple bog/standard crops before potatoes showed up more commonly in the 17th-18th century. Taters just have more starch and let's be honest, taste better, i.e. blander.

 

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Norway cod liver oil for breakfast ( in Norway I got something which looked like a roasted chicken but tasted of fish and until today I have no idea whether it was chicken fed with fish or penguin or seagull ...)

 

Penguins live in the southern hemisphere. For a while when I was young, my sisters and I had to line up and take a spoon of cod liver oil each morning. Later there were gel capsules, but still, blech.

 

Seabirds generally taste rather fishy due to one surprising reason I'm sure you can guess. Might have been puffin or fulmar.

 

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So I think the issue is not what animals you eat but the questionable hygenic circumstances in the market area.

 

Wrong. Wild animals kept in confined areas next to other domestic animals and lots of people is exactly where these viruses come from. At least it is one known source. This one most likely came from a wild fruit bat, as used in soup.

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9 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 

Which supply chain? Mine are all made in Germany. Anyway, my doc is closed this whole Ferien week.


there may be ingredients that come from abroad and the production may focus on priority medicine. I’d calmly wait for next week, go to the doctor and stock up. MDs have of course the advantage that they can buy whatever they want at any time.

 

we’re going to Aldi again tomorrow. No panic, but our cellar still has lots of free space.

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I´ve never heard of the word German chocolate cake either!

Allow me to regress to the distant past...I was 22 and bumming around the world on no budget and I was cold and hungry and had a few coins. I went into a restaurant in Buenos Aires and checked the menu and prices. I came across " sopa inglesa ". And I thought " oh, dunno what English soup is but I can afford it so let´s go for it! ". " It´ll warm me up!"

 

So the sopa inglesa came and it was a f... cake!

:lol:

Ate it, paid and  no money left and still cold and hungry!!!

Something like this:

https://okdiario.com/recetas/sopa-inglesa-3082683

Coronavirus-free.  Never got the symptoms!

 

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12 hours ago, seeking said:

I have to travel by public transport to Zürich shortly. The Apotheke owner says they have no more masks left. Is it possible to get them anywhere at all? 

 

If the worst comes to the worst simply piss on a sock and tie it round your face à la World War 1. 

 

The Spread of the Coronavirus Outside China  (Statista 25.02.20)

 

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This week it was warned that the COVID-19 coronavirus, originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is "rapidly becoming the first true pandemic challenge that fits the disease X category". 'Disease X' is a WHO category for a previously unknown pathogen which could cause a serious international epidemic.

 

Now Disease X sounds deadly. Much better than COVID-19. 

 

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German chocolate cake was made by the baker Samuel German and is an American invention.  It has nothing to do with Germany.  About as German as the Christmas Pickle. 

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53 minutes ago, hellfire99 said:

 

If the worst comes to the worst simply piss on a sock and tie it round your face à la World War 1. 

 

The Spread of the Coronavirus Outside China  (Statista 25.02.20)

 

 

Now Disease X sounds deadly. Much better than COVID-19. 

 

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Monsieur HellFire! My beautiful daughter had two wisdom teeth removed  in Amsterdam today. She has WhatsApped me to ask  if HellFire knows if she is danger of catching this thingy. I said she would definitely be in danger but I´m not sure!

Help, babe!

:rolleyes:

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44 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

Long known by us medicos as Rubella!!!

Blimey! You speak Spanish and Latin!! Go:lol:od gal!

 

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8 minutes ago, john g. said:

Monsieur HellFire! My beautiful daughter had two wisdom teeth removed  in Amsterdam today. She has WhatsApped me to ask  if HellFire knows if she is danger of catching this thingy. I said she would definitely be in danger but I´m not sure!

Help, babe!

:rolleyes:

 

Good question!  I think she'll be fine! 

 

Study: Elderly Most At Risk From The Coronavirus

 

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But what about her ex-teeth, HellFire?:P

Statistics, damned statistics etc!

:lol:

Can ex-teeth carry a virus?

(possible hint..mine are deadly!! 

:PYou just can´t get the staff!!

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20 minutes ago, john g. said:

But what about her ex-teeth, HellFire?:P

Statistics, damned statistics etc!

:lol:

Can ex-teeth carry a virus?

(possible hint..mine are deadly!! 

:PYou just can´t get the staff!!

 

Tell her to put them under her pillow. Hopefully, the Tooth Fairy is immune to the virus. 

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Stay away from railways, airplanes, enclosed spaces with strangers and stay home is the safest way(if any)to avoid the corona.

I'm planing to die of old age and that's why I stay home. As long as the IT works all is ok with me.

You may be waiting for a couple of years for some antidote.

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13 hours ago, yesterday said:

Lets say you booked a flight recently to asia, and now want to cancel it because fears of the virus, is that allowed - like with returning internet goods that you bought from Amazon, if so was it the limit of the days

Sure you can cancel any flight - but you will not qualify for a refund based on "fear".

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Wonder how Mr. Trump likes the corona virus. And it is not only the hotel industry which is in the grip of the corona virus.

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/nyc-hotel-loans-defaulting-alarming-rate-room-rates-plunge-tourism-tumbles

This virus may be an economic tsunami which effects will shake the world more than WW2 had. Just saying...

It won't bother me or you yet, but the side effects will come to every door of the world one way or another.

Just another 9/11 theory?

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8 hours ago, gaberlunzi said:

Stay away from railways, airplanes, enclosed spaces with strangers and stay home is the safest way(if any)to avoid the corona.

I'm planing to die of old age and that's why I stay home. As long as the IT works all is ok with me.

You may be waiting for a couple of years for some antidote.

I think seling oneself off isn't the only way to protect yourself from Corona. When you feel fit and you have a normal immune system it must be enough to wash your hands frequently and avoid masses of people. Even if there was somebody with Corona sitting next to you in the train it's not certain that you get infected.

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2 minutes ago, Ducktails said:

Even if there was somebody with Corona sitting next to you in the train it's not certain that you get infected.

 

There were 3700 people in that Cruise and a couple of infected people managed to spread it to another 700 ones, even after taking some measures.      Now they think the quarantine was a bad idea.

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37 minutes ago, HEM said:

Sure you can cancel any flight - but you will not qualify for a refund based on "fear".

 

When people are dying of it, it is not just a fear

 

do you really know you cannot get a refund ?, is there really a difference between buying stuff/returing on amazon vs a flight ?

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14 hours ago, LukeSkywalker said:

According to RAI (Italian state television) number of deaths is now 11 with 322 people infected (3,4% death rate).

 

That is still higher, I believe, than that reported from china, particularly so early in this outbreak. It does not look like "western" health treatment is having a positive response, as postulated earlier in this thread.

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