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Wilbur Ross thinks the China coronavirus outbreak is a US jobs opportunity

IronWing

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This line of thinking opens up all sorts of possibilities for new jobs programs. Neo-mercantilism in the age of WMDs should be, um, interesting times.
 
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senseamp

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Would be hilarious if he catches it and croaks. I heard it disproportionately kills old geezers.
 

Jhhnn

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"Jobs" are not in short supply.
It's just that a lot of them don't pay fer shit.

Every cloud has a silver lining, I suppose. Look on the bright side. A deadly pandemic would be a boon to funeral parlor operators.
 

1prophet

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Because new diseases can only appear in China and nowhere else in the world.
New diseases like this can only appear under similar conditions as in China, so if you are more specific there are parts of the world that you don't see this because their food sources are highly regulated and restricted, In this case China owns this 100%, and just because some Trumpster in the administration thinks they can take advantage of that doesn't negate that fact.



Now if you want to see a disease that originates in the Western World it is usually due to something like this.

Lyme Disease on Plum Island: Fringe Conspiracy Theory or Government Cover-up?



By Smaranda Dumitru
As an animal disease center Plum Island has been the focus of many dark government conspiracies, from top secret biological weapon experimentation during the Cold War to the working ground for Nazi scientists recruited after World War II.
Perhaps scientific experimentation mixed with government classification is just a hotbed for saucy conspiracies, or maybe there is more to Plum Island than we suspect.
A more recent theory is that Lyme disease escaped from Plum Island, which may be the most plausible conspiracy theory yet. The theory went mainstream in 2004 with Michael C. Carroll’s book, Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory.
Plum Island is located off the coast of Long Island, New York. It was used as a military base during the Spanish-American war and in 1954 was turned into a government animal disease center.The center was established to study foot-and-mouth disease in cattle, a highly contagious disease that is rare in humans but can ravage farms and the livestock industry.
While the center was run by the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2002 during talks of selling the island it was transferred to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The reason some believe Lyme disease escaped Plum Island is because the island is located just a few miles off the coast of Lyme, Connecticut, which is where the first outbreak of Lyme was observed in 1975. While scientists say that all animals on the island are killed to prevent the possible spread of diseases, conspiracy theorists argue that birds regularly fly between the island and the mainland and thus are able to spread any diseases they may pick up.
“I don’t know if Lyme came from Plum Island,” said April Ferguson*, who is a chief strategy officer for a Hudson Valley policy-oriented think tank, “but it’s weird that no one wants to talk about it, doctors are scared to treat and diagnose it, [and] the government doesn’t talk about it.”
Ferguson started considering a link between Lyme disease and Plum Island after she saw a press release describing how the Centers for Disease Control were closing a Texas A & M University biodefense lab due to outbreaks of Brucella and Coxiella burnetii. Brucella and Coxiella burnetii are both tick-borne bacterial pathogens. This led Ferguson to wonder about Plum Island. Both the lab at Plum Island and the one at Texas A&M are Biosafety Level 3 labs and study similar infectious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza, and Rift Valley fever.
Ferguson represents Lyme patients pro bono as an attorney. She considers the government’s attitude towards Lyme very strange. The number of cases jumped tenfold in one year, she pointed out, and insurance companies don’t cover antibiotics for Lyme, even though one can easily get antibiotics for any other condition. “Lyme disease is taboo and I don’t understand why,” she said.
Jennifer Reid who runs a Lyme Disease support group in Ridgefield, Connecticut, said that the connection between Lyme disease and Plum Island is an “interesting story.” It does not come up during her meetings, though. “People are focused on getting better. They are not looking for someone to blame,” Reid explained. Reid blames climate change and deforestation for the influx of Lyme into suburban communities, including Lyme, Connecticut.
Reid said individuals may turn to conspiracy theories such as the one about Lyme disease and Plum Island when they are frustrated. “It’s very hard for people to understand why we haven’t made more progress,” she said. “They want something to make sense. They don’t understand why it’s (Lyme disease) not taken more seriously and given more attention.”
Indeed, while the relationship between Lyme disease and Plum Island may not be real, what is evident is that Lyme disease leaves a lot of unanswered questions.
From diagnosis to funding and research, many who suffer from Lyme are frustrated, confused and angry at the general state of Lyme disease treatment. Perhaps turning to government coverups on secretive islands isn’t too crazy after all.
*April Ferguson’s name has been changed at her request.
 

JSt0rm

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New diseases like this can only appear under similar conditions as in China, so if you are more specific there are parts of the world that you don't see this because their food sources are highly regulated and restricted, In this case China owns this 100%, and just because some Trumpster in the administration thinks they can take advantage of that doesn't negate that fact.



Now if you want to see a disease that originates in the Western World it is usually due to something like this.
thats actually a market in indonesia.
 

alien42

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New diseases like this can only appear under similar conditions as in China, so if you are more specific there are parts of the world that you don't see this because their food sources are highly regulated and restricted, In this case China owns this 100%, and just because some Trumpster in the administration thinks they can take advantage of that doesn't negate that fact.



Now if you want to see a disease that originates in the Western World it is usually due to something like this.
so you posted a clickbait titled video that isn't even filmed in China to base your post on. congrats on being part of the problem, fake news and all.

reality is that markets Americans would consider basic and unsanitary exist in every single developing nation around the globe on every continent except Antarctica.

as to the OP, F Wilbur Ross.
 

SP33Demon

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Wilbur got rich by identifying opportunity, why are you surprised?
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy
 

JSt0rm

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Wilbur got rich by identifying opportunity, why are you surprised?
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy
is frequently invoked in Western motivational speaking as being composed of two Chinese characters signifying "danger" and "opportunity" respectively. While the original meaning of wēijī is "danger at a point of juncture," and many linguists and native Chinese speakers highlight the errors in its Western reinterpretation, the term's "danger-plus-opportunity" meaning has been so widely used by politicians, businesspeople, and in popular culture that its alternative etymology has been picked up all over the world, including by some native Chinese speakers.
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Wilbur got rich by identifying opportunity, why are you surprised?
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy
No, apparently it does not.

 
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Jhhnn

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Wilbur got rich by identifying opportunity, why are you surprised?
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy
Slick & sleazy, perfect for the Trump admin-

 

senseamp

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Dems need to have their universal single payer plan ready to go. If GOP politicians and judges are stupid enough to overturn Obamacare in the middle of a global pandemic, and thousands of Americans are dying unnecessarily without access to affordable care, Democrats need to be ready to pounce when the American public has had enough.
 

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