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by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

My oldest son and I binged on the first three episodes, free on the Roku channel. Really enjoyed it. They avoided several typical tropes which really kicked it up in several notches in my book.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

I live next to LAX. The disease portal of the entire US. So I am concerned about these things. I don't know how many thousands of people cycle thru our town to and from the airport in a given day. But it's a lot. And they are from every corner of the earth. I haven't read this entire thread. But I ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

CDC now officially warning Americans to prepare for likely CoVid-19 outbreak in U.S.: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/world/asia/coronavirus-news.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more but a question ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6808
Views: 349011

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I’m looking at eliminating discretionary spending and setting up a cash reserve to cover our expenses for at least two weeks. I work as a contractor at a very large government agency located near the beltway, with almost 5000 people in the building, we would be a prime location to be shut down to br...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: FLU
Replies: 0
Views: 284

FLU

This is a Korean language Amazon Prime movie. Given current events, I thought it would make an interesting movie. It begins as a solid disaster movie/public service announcement about a flu outbreak. Then it become more and more lurid with people making some seriously bad decisions. However, given w...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Just heard a phone conversation between a Chinese investigator and a female employee at one of the 7 crematoria in Wuhan. Man I had no idea women could curse like that. Apparently this particular crematorium has been so busy lately that their staff of 110 has barely had a chance to sleep. She said ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Rambo: Last Blood
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Rambo: Last Blood

More like "Rambo: Bled Dry"
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Good evening, Tencent is not $.50 little brother but a Chinese news website. An article from Taiwan, in English, was circulating through the open source analysts at work. It claims that the Tencent website accidentally posted accurate coronavirus numbers before taking them down. They also point out ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Those are all excellent questions to be asking. The image I saw was taken earlier on 10 February. The area over Wuhan was off the scale gray. One possible explanation is 10 February was the end of the extended Chinese new year. As a result if people were going back to work in the manufacturing secto...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Good evening, somebody at work shared an image from the website windy.com which purports to show sulfur dioxide, that is SO2, over China. There are massive spikes over Wuhan and Chong Ching two cities that used to have high speed rail connections five times a day. Because I just got to my phone and ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Obviously technology has advanced since 1990/1991's Desert Storm/Persian Gulf War/Gulf War I , but back then US spy satellites were set to detect the infrared plume or signature of a ballistic missile being fired. The satellites would detect a Scud missile being launched and send an alarm to NORAD....
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

What isn't argued is the name To maintain morale, wartime censors minimized early reports of illness and mortality in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States.[10][11] Papers were free to report the epidemic's effects in neutral Spain (such as the grave illness of King Alfonso XII...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

It crossed my mind that if the crematoriums were running 24/7 as has been alluded, due to the large amount of people killed by this virus. Wouldn't our spy satellites have picked up these heat blooms? And if so , then our government is complicit with China over the severity of the problem. OPIR - O...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

We know why the flu pandemic of 1918 was called the Spanish flu. If the larger numbers in China are correct , Then we haven't learned from the mistake of 1918. Why? From the CDC: March 1918 Outbreaks of flu-like illness are first detected in the United States. More than 100 soldiers at Camp Funston...
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Here are a few updates. Some 330 South Korea’s were repatriated from Wuhan. Seven showed possible signs of infection. The US, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia are among several countries trying to figure out how to get their civilians out of Wuhan. Two American citizens managed to hitch ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Something's up with the last vid. I can't get it to show properly. FIXED IT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWXRuQtZgQ I appreciate the effort of you posting the videos here. I do take issue with the last one. It would give you the impression that people are falling over sick and or dying in China...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

195 passengers have been quarantined for 14 days. "unprecedented action, ... an unprecedented public health threat.” These are the same US passengers that were evacuated on the US chartered plane. They will be staying at March AFB. I wonder who gets to pay for the stay and where they will put them....
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Here is a little update on the US Consulate in Wiuhan. Assuming no hold up s from the Chinese ministry, a 240 pax charter jet will arrive tomorrow. In addition to the regular crew it will have some in flight medical personnel for monitoring and limited care. The entire consulate is closing operation...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

This is nonsense. The mutation of zoonotic corona viruses jumping to humans has been documented over decades. In addition, the WIV has a couple dozen foreign virologists doing research there. While the research is transferable, any weaponization would be done elsewhere. couple dozen Coronavirus may ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 'Biblical' Locust Plague With Mega-Swarms The Size Of Cities Descends On East Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Unprecedented locust swarms devouring crops in East Africa

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/locusts-2.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=1024 AILSA CHANG, HOST: For the past year and a half, a plague of locusts has been making its way across the Middle East. And more recently, they've been carried by the wind into Africa. NPR's Eyder Peralta reports o...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 166
Views: 20406

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza & coronavirus -Updated for Ebola.

Back in the late 90s I completed the 40 hour Hazmat emergency response course. Long sleeves, gloves, hat or hood, mask and eye protection should be enough to keep you safe while going to browse the empty shelves at the supermarket. If there is someone at home to help decontamination is as simple as ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Pets may have to be left behind. It seems like any sound contingency evacuation plan would make provision for keeping pets and families together, as it would be traumatic for both to be separated, especially permanently. I can't imagine leaving ours behind. Coronavirus's ability to spread getting s...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 30333

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Just popped in to say - From CNBC : US to evacuate Wuhan consulate and any citizens who want to leave city as China coronavirus spreads So breaking quarantine and bringing contaminated people to a new area...What could possibly go wrong with that? This is what is called an "Ordered Departure" so fa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Pandemic on Netflix
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Pandemic on Netflix

I previously reported on the Netflix series Explained and their 20 minute episode on The Next Pandemic. I'm currently 4 episodes in to the six episode docu-series "Pandemic". This is excellent. It takes a global look at the effort to control pandemics, from the lone doctor on duty at the hospital in...

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