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#41 (permalink)      1/27/2020 12:03:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Last i heard was the UK has put a hold on all packages inbound from China, not sure if this is true and if it how not sure for how long they will be blocked, just a dam nuisance and further delays
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Better safe than sorry.
#43 (permalink)      1/27/2020 12:20:29 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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The virus cant live on an intimate object for longer than a few hours so it seems to be a bit of overkill but perhaps there are enough panicky people they wish to subdue?!

Don't understand why otherwise such a move would be necessary.
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#44 (permalink)      1/27/2020 5:56:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Shame but here we go again. Thought people here at least would have been immune having gone through SARS that killed 44 here some years ago.


BlogTO:Coronavirus concerns in Toronto are leading to racism against the Chinese Community


As Toronto residents attempt to do everything in their power to protect themselves following the news of two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city, it seems the panic is leading to an increase in racism against the Chinese community.

Roger Keil, a professor of environmental studies at York University, wrote about a similar phenomenon that arose during the SARS outbreak of 2003.

"The 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto, which killed forty-four and made hundreds sick, tested the multicultural model often presented as the reason for making that city a livable global metropolis," he wrote in a scholarly article for the Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.

"Billed as the 'Chinese disease,' SARS connected seamlessly with previous periods of racializing disease assumed to originate from migrants and foreigners in North America. "

The article indicates that the SARS outbreak effectively strained and damaged the otherwise happy and accepting appearance of Toronto's multiculturalism.




Still not going near a hospital for lunch anytime soon though ๐Ÿ˜


But then you read a comment below from a Chinese fellow

Just so you know, Chinese website has already used this article as a reference for "spreading hatred towards Chinese community because of the virus" , https://info.51.ca/news/canada/2020-01/852199.html, which is more exaggerating then this one.




Not that i can read Cantonese ๐Ÿ˜›


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#45 (permalink)      1/27/2020 6:21:24 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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#46 (permalink)      1/27/2020 6:40:54 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Still.Me wrote:

Not that i can read Cantonese

Have no fear, Google is here!
Google is your friend. ๐Ÿ˜Š

"Chou Hua" sentiment spreads after Toronto's first virus infection diagnosed (English)

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Thanks. I always forget about that option
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#48 (permalink)      1/27/2020 9:29:38 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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#49 (permalink)      1/28/2020 4:54:44 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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China Virus Cases Almost Double Overnight...
Weโ€™re paying congress millions to do nothing. Weโ€™re paying Trump nothing to do everything.
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Sooo....A virus has gone viral, right?
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.โ€ George Bernard Shaw
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I rarely get ill, or colds but damn, hit really hard this morning with one.

Pounding headache, runny nose, stuffed up.......but no, not corona virus.


Going to be a tough couple of days but think I might live. ๐Ÿฅบ ๐Ÿ˜›
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