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COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)/SARS-CoV-2 virus

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by tinman, Jan 22, 2020.

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    Obesity is a serious underlying health problem especially when it comes to Covid19.
    Only 0.2% of americans under 50 are obese?
    Thats news to me.
     
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    The second wave is now hitting Europe.

    Most governments have vowed not to do a total lockdown again but with the way things go I dont see how it will be feasible.

    Most people are fatigued and more interested on how to do their summer holidays .

    The cake goes to the UK with the least amount passed between lockdown end and second wave.

    They only reopened their pubs and restaurants on 3 August and already they got 1000 cases a day again.:rolleyes:
     
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    0.2% is talking about the percentage of those under 50 where COVID-19 would be fatal. There are many, many people who have all manner of serious underlying health problems who would have little to no trouble with COVID-19 even if they caught it. My parents are an example of that. They are both elderly, they both are diabetic, and my father is a heart patient. When they caught COVID-19 they had a nasty cough and had a low grade fever for a week or so, but that was the end of it.

    As I've said in the past, for those uner 50, it's a game of Russian Roulette where there are 5000 chambers and only 1 bullet. 4999 people will get through it thinking it was no big deal....but that doesn't make the 1 unlucky person and their family feel any better about it. If you are over 80, it's more like 7 chambers and 1 bullet, I'm not a fan of those odds.
     
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    Cases are a bad metric. Good that this post is gramatically correct though. See? You can learn from this.
     
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    Cases were a bad metric. Considering we're past test ramp up period (assuming Europe is doing as well as Texas on testing), cases is a good metric, now.
     
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    How is the NFL possibly going to have a season? It should have started last week.
     
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    Ya im doubting the NFL. They should delay till mid oct and hopev for 10 games
     
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    They should probably go all in on contact tracing and pass digital privacy updates to scramble and scrap the data. We're heading towards turnkey surveillance, if not there already, so it's up to lawmakers to wind down that Beast everytime this happens.

    Lockdown is a crude stopgap and I can't blame people for becoming lax on it as matches their downward slide in mental health.
     
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    Russia got the first vaccine? I.D. I. O. T.
     
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    im reading other stuff talking here immunity at much lower %s (of symptomatic people at least not necessarily positive tests).

    like:





    Now... this is the state of “news” these days so who knows. I see just as many competing “we’ll never reach herd immunity” or “attempt at herd immunity in place x,y,z” is failing.

    Curious about the pure science of it. Lower herd immunity threshold because of T cell in place from prior coronavirus exposure (Eg common colds). And T cells diminish in old age and apparently the thymus is important here (and thymus effectiveness often wanes in older age).

    Related question - Florida, Texas, AZ, CA and the other second wave states seem far enough away from the peak second wave that we should have good hospitalization and icu and mortality rates numbers now. How do they look, especially in comparison to the first wave??
     
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    for what it's worth, i hope russia gets it right. does matter where and who came up with it first.
     
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    I need that temperature translated into American.
     
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    Putin even wants his daughter's ID to be kept secret.
     
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