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    Quote Originally Posted by junichitsuyo
    https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/01/ar...nimals-expert/

    "As most Wuhan patients had connections with the Huanan Seafood Market, there was a high chance the unknown coronavirus was transmitted to wild animals from bats and became mutated before it spread to humans"


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    So sad to see some people just take advantage of the crisis
    welcome to HK

    An RTHK reporter who visited a pharmacy in Mong Kok found one box of 50 face masks, which used to cost HK$50, cost HK$98 yesterday.


    https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/hongkongers-panic-buy-surgical-masks-amid-wuhan-virus-fears/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK
    So sad to see some people just take advantage of the crisis
    welcome to HK



    https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/hongkongers-panic-buy-surgical-masks-amid-wuhan-virus-fears/
    Those who best exploit opportunities rise to the top in Hong Kong. Any surprise it's shoeshiners and careerists in charge and Hong Kong is in crisis? In fact comparatively probably less of a concern in the open market where you have more of a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy
    It is the habit of Chinese consumption of "野味" ( game animals) that is again the cause of the outbreak. By game animals, we are not talking about the typical pig, cow, goose or lamb, those common domesticated animals seldom come in contact with bats and are not the likely to be intermediary host for this new type SARS. Instead we are talking about wild animals like civets, weasels and so forth, ones that are wild caught.
    Again I am struck by the breadth of your general knowledge and how it bridges such diverse areas of expertise... out of curiosity, what field are you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips
    Again I am struck by the breadth of your general knowledge and how it bridges such diverse areas of expertise... out of curiosity, what field are you in?
    Well on this topic, I was in HK when SARS broke out in the city. I wanted to leave HK then, but at the time I just moved to the city for not very long so I decided to persevere to ride out the outbreak. And I remember SARS was traced to consumption of game animals like civets. And I am also somewhat of a newsjunkie and I enjoy reading broadly on different topics when time allows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips
    out of curiosity, what field are you in?
    He is a professional geoexpater

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    He is a professional geoexpater
    Hehe. Is there such a thing, I always wonder.

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    10 more suspected cases as of noon today.
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0010900622.htm
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