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Old 03-22-2020, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Stranger On A Train View Post
Not quite as extreme as a nuclear exchange, and not the infrastructure destruction of war, but getting arndou to that order of magnitude of deaths, at least. And this is going to cause a lot of changes in both the global economy and international relations, because this is not the last pandemic we are going to face; as we see more waves of migration and food insecurity resulting from climate change and political unrest, the potential for local epidemics to become major pandemics rises. We're going to be experiencing major changes regardless of whether we sit on our hands or take action, and at least taking an active role now will give us feedback on what works and what doesn't in future outbreaks.

I know where you're going with this but I really think we should leave nuking the refugee camps and countries with food shortages as a last resort.