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  1. Isn't that along a similar line to saying it was the concussion / fireball that flattened Hiroshima, not the nuclear bomb. footnote, What are you trying to achieve by pushing the "This isn't as serious as everyone is saying line."
  2. I get you, I think his point was that CO2 will be breathed out normally where as CO actually binds to a red blood cells haemoglobin receptors permanently thus meaning that red blood cell can no long transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
  3. https://imgur.com/gallery/CBPHDwP I've not looked to see if this is posted yet, apologies if it has.
  4. IIRC Ebola is the place in Africa where the virus was first noticed.
  5. Seasonal flu's are typically virus'. As such antibiotics are not effective against them. However they can be useful for any secondary infections that may occur (ie a secondary bacterial pneumonia) Coronavirus' typically mutate at a rate that will yield a different strain on a monthly basis, hence why you need a flu shot every 12 months. Of note, virus mutation is not a switch that suddenly flicks, it is a result of thousands upon millions of replication that result in slight variation of the RNA. The end result is that the become different enough over time that a new vaccine is required. Mutation happens much more quickly when there are millions of cases. I am pretty sure that every microbiologist working on a vaccine dies a little inside everytime they look at the current trajectory of the US's cases. I'm not a doctor or an expert on any of this, so take my words with a grain of salt. Also, wash you hands and stop touching your goddamn faces.
  6. Yeah no, You need to educate yourself. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf Start there. edit: To clarify, this is something that is going to effect nearly everyone in some form. We should all be educating ourselveson what is coming and how to best prepare.
  7. Yeah, I might be overly optimistic. But it seems that we might be taking the same approach as South Korea and starting to test everyone close regardless of symptoms. This has shown to work remarkably well over there and also in Taiwan. Just look at the numbers in SK vs everywhere in Europe. Those outbreaks all started at similar times. Fingers crossed I guess and keep an eye on the numbers.
  8. And finally NZ closes our borders. We might yet get through this relatively unscathed.
  9. If you're not having fun under quarantine try play something other than tanks.
  10. Its not about stopping the virus, its about slowing it down so that it doesn't overwhelm the medical sector. Its about giving those among that can't fight it on their own a chance to survive. If we have to go without sports events or beers at the pub for a while then so be it. Things will return to normal in a few months hopefully.
  11. You are aware just how fast pneumonia will kill anyone infected without timely medical treatment. (Hint it is hours/days not weeks) When the outbreak exceeds the capability of the local medical teams to treat the death rate will spike _very_ quickly (Look at Hubei and Italy during early peaks) With an r0 of ~1.5 - 2.5, incubation period of 2 - 14 days (average of 7) and a death rate of ~3.5% (which can spike to 6.5% (Italy & Hubai) with a theoretical cap of ~11% in the absence of a healthcare system (Looking at most of Africa)) This is actually a very serious outbreak and anyone that says otherwise is (IMO) ignorant of the facts. Also, We already have two independent strains that it appears (early indications) that you can get infected with both.
  12. Probably because he is almost single handedly keeping the lights on here
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