[Ads-l] patient zero

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 12 15:23:16 UTC 2014

Subject: patient zero
DG: <Is it just me, or does the concept of "patient zero" make little sense>
WB:  Blame it on the Arabs for inventing zero. Chinese babies are one
year old at birth, not zero, as was Jesus, whence pedantic quibbles
over definition of decade (2000 to 2009 (me), or 2001 to 2010

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