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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    With over 7 billion to infect, sommat will come along sooner or later.

    Hence the twitchiness over ebola, marberg, green monkey disease and lassa fever.
    New Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'truly frightening', says Wellcome Trust director - BBC News

    Sadly this will not be enough to save the world from climate change. It needs ebola to go global and kill off 90% of people. Especially those house hogging elderly who are stopping the young from getting on the property ladder.

    I do hope I am in the 90% of those to die.

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    Eyam is an interesting visit should you get the chance. Beware deliveries from London

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    All these threatened apocalypses are so boring compared to the movies, invasions of giant monsters or zombies look much more exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    Eyam is an interesting visit should you get the chance. Beware deliveries from London
    yes, especially fabrics. I did visit in 1969, but don't remember anything of it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Yeah course they are. Nothing to do with modern medicine at all.

    Looking at how today's men handle a dose of the cold I'd conclude quite the opposite.
    "Yeah course they are. Nothing to do with modern medicine at all"

    the last serious outbreak occurred some time ago and well before antibiotics were discovered. So those that survived that outbreak must have had some resistance to it, just like those prostitutes in Africa who seem to be immune to Aids and who are now being researched.

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    Or just good quarantine, see Eyam. They have it properly sorted now with one of those AV museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    Or just good quarantine, see Eyam. They have it properly sorted now with one of those AV museums.
    yes, Eyam successfully contained it by quarantining the villagers.

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    The last epidemic of plague in England? Suffolk 1906-1918.

    Spanish flu made it look like an amateur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    The last epidemic of plague in England? Suffolk 1906-1918.

    Spanish flu made it look like an amateur.
    yes, which as I say, we don't need to fear bombs etc, the bugs are more likely to get us first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    yes, which as I say, we don't need to fear bombs etc, the bugs are more likely to get us first.
    IIRC there's a sentence in "Earth Abides" to the effect that civilisation didn't end with a bang but with a whimper.

    I didn't.

    It's a 1925 poem by T. S. Eliot "The Hollow Men":

    The Hollow Men - Wikipedia

    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Eliot
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.
    Rather before we invented the neutron in fact.

    http://bamfordsworld.weebly.com/uplo...rth_abides.pdf
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