• SeattleRain@lemmy.world
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    28 days ago

    Uh oh, better start buttering up all the nurses and grocery store employees as “hero’s” again since this country has done everything possible to screw them in them last 4 years since COVID ended.

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    28 days ago

    The last bird flu that hit humans, if I remember, had a 30% mortality rate. So this should be fun.

      • BigBenis@lemmy.world
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        27 days ago

        And prices will go up as real estate companies outbid everybody else so they can lease them out indefinitely.

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          Worst possible outcome. Sooo many houses have space all for rent. Welcome to next level dystopia. Best case I think chunk of real estate companies go bankrupt due to increased demand or rent drops considerably. There are plenty of towns that have homes that need to be leveled and rebuilt. Would be nice if this can start a change.

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    28 days ago

    I’ve read about this and it’s pretty bad. It you think COVID was bad, it was a walk in the park in comparison.

    • Cornelius_Wangenheim@lemmy.world
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      28 days ago

      There’s generally an inverse relationship between contagiousness and deadlines. By the time it mutates enough to spread between people, it’s unlikely it’ll be much worse than COVID.

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        28 days ago

        The thing is, in this case you can get infected from ingesting cow milk from a cow that was infected. Once it gets into our food supply it can cause something like a flu bomb that’s going to kill a lot of people at once.

        Vegans might have a better chance of surviving in this case.

        • 【J】【u】【s】【t】【Z】@lemmy.world
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          We just test the cows so we’ll spot it quickly and hopefully it won’t spread.

          The threat is a pathogen that either we don’t even know is spreading, or we don’t know how it is spreading. A mutated H5N1 for example.

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            28 days ago

            But if we test, then maybe we’d have to not produce milk from positive cows for a short amount of time. Then someone might find it a little bit difficult to get milk for their morning cereal, and that would be a minor inconvenience.

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    28 days ago

    A world wide pandemic and lockdown might as well be what saves the planet from further warming… or at least bide us some time.

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    28 days ago

    If we can keep this up, we might actually be able to rid the US of Republicans.

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    Lmfao

    How fucking great would that be. Last time I separated from my wife, COVID. I separate (and divorce this time, finally got paperwork ready to be served, learned my lesson about trusting her) and we get bird flu.

    Hoping my next relationship doesn’t have disastrous outcomes like this

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    Friendly reminder that these pandemics are the direct result of animal exploitation and carnists have themselves to thank for making the entire world suffer to an incalculable extent, just so they can have 5 minutes of mouth pleasure.

    Those “super bugs” and antibiotic-resistant bacteria you’ve heard scientists express dire concern about for many years? Yep. This is it. And it’ll only continue happening as long as we allow animals to be systemically bred into existence and exploited.

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      The majority of the antibiotics we produce are given to animals in factory farms, at doses so high they shit out the bulk of it. This contaminates the soil, streams and lakes with antibiotics, resulting in resistant bacteria. The best part? Antibiotics are sometimes given to healthy animals to fatten them up. (This last bit is illegal in the EU and now China also.)

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    So, hey, remember when we mocked all those people in 2012 who said the world would end soon?

    …how relative is “soon”?

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      A bird flu pandemic would be so much worse than COVID, you’re looking at a 30-50% mortality rate

      So tbh go outside when it happens, if this is your attitude. You probably won’t live long enough to cause much harm to others.

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      Well then stop buying grocery store meat that comes from factory farms as all them cram the farm animals together and are completely unsanitary with them being so close together.