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    Also....another story... The world should be...

    Also....another story...

    The world should be more anxious than it was a week ago. According to research published on Friday, a new Sars-like coronavirus has been present in China since December 1,...
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    In another story .... The financial capital...

    In another story ....

    The financial capital Shanghai has ordered companies not to reopen until February 9, while the manufacturing hub of Suzhou, one of the world’s largest, has postponed the...
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    Meanwhile....in the FT tomorrow... Fears rise...

    Meanwhile....in the FT tomorrow...

    Fears rise of global economic blow as China’s coronavirus death toll hits 81


    Global equity markets and oil prices fell sharply yesterday as the...
  4. It was a kids basketball game ....

    It was a kids basketball game ....
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    Indeed ...they shot down their own plane ...

    Indeed ...they shot down their own plane ...
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    And on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of...

    And on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz....

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1221759761827487747
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    Put me in the-meet-is-off camp.

    Put me in the-meet-is-off camp.
  8. In conditions like that why not just drive ....

    In conditions like that why not just drive ....
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    Exactly....in this instance a career destroying...

    Exactly....in this instance a career destroying one.
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    Otoh....if they do hold the meet in China airline...

    Otoh....if they do hold the meet in China airline tickets and hotels will be dirt cheap.
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    Meanwhile....the markets aren't too happy.... ...

    Meanwhile....the markets aren't too happy....

    The stock market has been remarkably stable in recent months, but investors seem seriously spooked by the spreading Wuhan coronavirus epidemic. As...
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    Meanwhile...Oh dear.... KV: So you graduated...

    Meanwhile...Oh dear....

    KV: So you graduated from Drury with a degree in History, you’re a history guy. If you could have dinner with three historical figures, living or dead, who would they be?...
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    Meanwhile...James Fallows notes... Scene at...

    Meanwhile...James Fallows notes...

    Scene at Dulles IAD int'l arrivals 2pm Jan 27: - Huge B-777 at arrival gate, Air China livery - It’s flight 817 direct from Beijing. - In passport line...
  14. Last year the owner of Leicester City FC was in a...

    Last year the owner of Leicester City FC was in a helicopter when it went down. He always flew home after every game.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvk6rslCDAI
  15. When you talk about airplane crashes you...

    When you talk about airplane crashes you primarily are talking about private planes.

    Being on a domestic commercial flight is probably the safest place you can be.
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    Birmingham would be ideal. Though looking at the...

    Birmingham would be ideal. Though looking at the schedule it doesn't appear the arena is available for mid March.

    My nephew and niece, both teaching in China, are on holiday in Thailand. They...
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    In the Times... But there are also signs that...

    In the Times...

    But there are also signs that the government, especially at the regional level in Hubei Province, the source of the outbreak, was slow to recognize the danger and is continuing to...
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    I knew that was gone...

    I knew that was gone...
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    And besides I think getting visas on short notice...

    And besides I think getting visas on short notice would be problematical for a lot of countries.
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    It only holds 5000 ....

    It only holds 5000 ....
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    It was a nice idea.

    It was a nice idea.
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    Oh dear...Birmingham looks full in March... and I...

    Oh dear...Birmingham looks full in March... and I can't think of anything else in the world...

    https://www.arenabham.co.uk/whats-on/
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    I saw that in the FB page... their ubercontrol...

    I saw that in the FB page... their ubercontrol on video is weird....though not surprising...
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    In other words....having a World Championship in...

    In other words....having a World Championship in China soon is not a great idea....
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    Also in the FT... Spread of infection will be...

    Also in the FT...

    Spread of infection will be hard to stop, warn studies...

    Scientific studies into the Chinese coronavirus outbreak have underlined how hard it will be to contain and then...
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