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  • simpleexplodingmaybe 29 Jan 2020 23:57:41 12,202 posts
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    Iím not even eating lime anymore just to be sure
  • Mola_Ram 30 Jan 2020 00:53:12 22,374 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    We're all avoiding Corona, right? Drinking Becks or equivalent if we want piss-quality lager?

    Can't be too careful.
    No, idiot. You drink more of it, to build up an immunity.
  • Nanocrystal 30 Jan 2020 02:26:26 1,974 posts
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    Or a tiny drop in a pint of water for homeopathic protection.
  • Mola_Ram 30 Jan 2020 04:46:05 22,374 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    Or a tiny drop in a pint of water for homeopathic protection.
    So like a normal Corona then.
  • bone-on 30 Jan 2020 06:35:40 501 posts
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    A mate at work said this has a 12 monkeys feel to it, I just laughed then coughed
  • Frogofdoom 30 Jan 2020 06:41:54 15,386 posts
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    @Mola_Ram the irony of that from the country that gave the world fosters.

    You are right though, Corona is shit.
  • b-rk 30 Jan 2020 06:45:46 1,129 posts
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    Corona is the only beer I like. :/
  • elstoof 30 Jan 2020 06:51:24 25,119 posts
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    Have you tried any of the other similarly awful beers that the market is flooded with
  • elstoof 30 Jan 2020 06:54:44 25,119 posts
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    Thereís Sol if you particularly like the oxidised taste of photo-degraded hop oil thanks to the clear glass bottle. Thatís why you put a lime in it btw, to restore some sort of bitterness after the hop taste has given up in the battle against sunlight
  • Mola_Ram 30 Jan 2020 06:58:06 22,374 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    @Mola_Ram the irony of that from the country that gave the world fosters.

    You are right though, Corona is shit.
    There's actually a huge craft beer industry in Australia now, lots of really, really good beer. It's gotten to the point where people are now drinking Fosters ironically.
  • elstoof 30 Jan 2020 07:04:17 25,119 posts
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    Does any of it come in a Darwin stubbie
  • b-rk 30 Jan 2020 07:37:30 1,129 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Have you tried any of the other similarly awful beers that the market is flooded with
    Maybe, not sure. Not really.
  • RobAnybody 30 Jan 2020 09:32:09 1,850 posts
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    me360 wrote:
    Here's the real time monitoring link:
    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    At the time of posting it is 6,165 confirmed cases, 133 deaths. Yesterday (24 hours previously) at this time it was about 4090 cases and 110 deaths
    And now 7,783 confirmed cases (or 7,801 according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak#Geographic_distribution ) and 170 deaths. Definitely under control ...... /s
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 09:45:43 6,389 posts
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    I like Corona. It's very drinkable and my preferred lager. Though I'd generally prefer a sour beer or ale or stout. But if I want an easily drinkable lager it's my go to.



    But in all seriousness the death rate is higher than the prediction.

    If anybody is brushing this off as nothing you're being a bit of a jerk.

    Yes, if your healthy it's unlikely to kill you, but it is highly contagious. It's a remarkable lack of empathy or concern for those who are vulnerable.
  • elstoof 30 Jan 2020 09:45:54 25,119 posts
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    There could be 50,000 cases that go unreported, itís far too early to be making any sort of judgement or getting into a fluster
  • Carlo 30 Jan 2020 09:56:54 20,892 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    Yes, if your healthy it's unlikely to kill you, but it is highly contagious. It's a remarkable lack of empathy or concern for those who are vulnerable.
    Human Race In "I'm Alright Jack" - Shocker!
  • RichDC 30 Jan 2020 10:01:23 8,684 posts
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    This is fucking shocking! People actually drink Corona willingly? :confused:

    Maybe we deserve this...
  • thelzdking 30 Jan 2020 10:05:04 9,849 posts
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    Estrella is my go-to piss of choice.
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:05:48 6,389 posts
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    Considering more people drink Stella or Heineken or Carlsberg or Carling or Fosters... we definitely deserve this...
  • sport 30 Jan 2020 10:09:20 15,563 posts
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    Super Bock or GTFO!
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:12:31 6,389 posts
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    Maybe we should all just give up lager and drink something more refined and genteel, like Buckfast.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 10:12:52 30-01-2020
  • Deleted user 30 January 2020 10:14:19
    I'm not brushing this off as nothing, what I am doing is trying to get some sense of perspective.

    In the USA alone, there have been 15 million cases of the flu with 8,200 deaths in the first three weeks of 2020 (Source: CDC). Those figures are slightly higher than last year, but about normal. The media is not all over that and we're not putting anyone who has travelled to America in quarantine.

    As for a lack of empathy, it was because my daughter was terrified by the media reports that I started looking into this in more detail so I could tell her the facts and hopefully reassure her. I had the flu (badly) just before Christmas so was able to relate Coronavirus and the flu to her and explain the risks and transfer rate. I was showing concern for her and was hoping to assuage some of the fears of people on this forum.

    As for contagion rates, they are not clear at this point but appear lower (RO 1.4 - 2.5) than SARS (RO 2-5) (Source: WHO). It is expected that this number will drop as more is known about it. SARS, which this pathogen most closley resembles killed 774 people. SARS had a higher mortality rate than corona virus (Source: WHO). The WHO has at this point not declared this an emergency due to the death rate and transmission.

    As I said, it "could" mutate into something nastier, but then so could the flu.

    I dont think name calling helps much to be honest, but that's this place.
  • minky-kong 30 Jan 2020 10:15:27 14,492 posts
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    The irony is that most of the deaths from Coronavirus will be CAMRA-wankers.

    Finally some good news in these bleak times.
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:17:56 6,389 posts
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    What's wrong with CAMRA? Have something against middle-to-old aged pot-bellied drinkers?
  • RichDC 30 Jan 2020 10:24:43 8,684 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    What's wrong with CAMRA? Have something against middle-to-old aged pot-bellied drinkers?
    Why do they always wear hiking boots and rucksacks wherever they go? Why!?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 30 Jan 2020 10:30:50 22,599 posts
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    Fucking craft beer bores are the worst.
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:31:45 6,389 posts
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    I basically wear hiking shoes all the time - they are comfortable and hard wearing. Used to buy trainers but they just wear through in a couple of months, a good pair of hiking shoes last me about 8-12 months. And they are waterproof.

    I honestly don't know why anybody would buy anything else unless you're trying to be cool and fashionable.

    Don't wear a full rucksack but have backpack.
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:32:13 6,389 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Fucking craft beer bores are the worst.
    You'll hate me then.
  • RichDC 30 Jan 2020 10:34:56 8,684 posts
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    @drhickman1983 Do you carry your tasting notes book with you at all times? :p

    Edited by RichDC at 10:35:20 30-01-2020
  • drhickman1983 30 Jan 2020 10:35:08 6,389 posts
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    Although to be fair a lot of craft beer is shit, as it's usually another IPA, often heavily hopped to disguise how crap it is, or worse is the gimmicky beers.

    Jam and ginger fudge black IPA? Sure why not, just chuck any old shit in.
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