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Is Coronavirus going to kill us all?

What do you believe?

by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 6:17 PM

No. It has a mortality rate of about 1-2%. But something else will come along - possibly in our lifetime - so I’m glad this is giving us a practice run for the real pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 102/11/2020

Seems that way, OP.

by Anonymousreply 202/11/2020

No, only old fat farts living in dry and cold climate will die the most. That's why deplorable freaks in Florida will survive this pandemic.

[bold]3) The virus can’t spread in poorer countries with hotter climates[/bold]

[quote]“Coronaviruses are winter viruses,” Fauci said. “When the weather is warm and moist, these viruses don’t spread as well as when the weather is cold and dry.”[/quote]

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by Anonymousreply 302/11/2020

Yes, so I decided to quit my job and enjoy what time I have left.

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2020

Maybe someone could infect, Trump.

by Anonymousreply 502/11/2020

Initially, the basic reproductive number, R0, was estimated to be 2.2 to 2.7. Here we provide a new estimate of this quantity. We collected extensive individual case reports and estimated key epidemiology parameters, including the incubation period. Integrating these estimates and high-resolution real-time human travel and infection data with mathematical models, we estimated that the number of infected individuals during early epidemic double every 2.4 days, and the R0 value is likely to be between 4.7 and 6.6. We further show that quarantine and contact tracing of symptomatic individuals alone may not be effective and early, strong control measures are needed to stop transmission of the virus.

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by Anonymousreply 602/11/2020

I believe you should wash your hands, stop picking your nose and you'll be fine.

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2020

I hope so. The spreading speed is quite nice but the mortality rate is too low for my liking. It would be nice if it mutates to something like the one in The Stand.

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2020

Yes, it will. Just like AIDS will get into the heterosexual population.

by Anonymousreply 902/11/2020

R8, this is likely a chimeric virus.

A natural virus does TWO things poorly ALL the time, mobility and mortality.

This virus does ONE thing well for MOST of the time... mobility.

And then it switches and does a DIFFERENT thing well... mortality.

If this is a chimeric virus, I'd expect the final rate to be closer to 55%

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2020

Obesity and diabetes will kill you all. To die gobbling down is the happiest death of them all.

by Anonymousreply 1102/11/2020

No,that would be too good to be true.

by Anonymousreply 1202/12/2020

The people most at risk are eldergays because they already have a weaker immune system than average. The virus strikes the immune system further and then people did from e.g. pneumonia.

I think my silly generation will (unfortunately) be mostly fine. A shame because I like the wiser, curmudgeonous, sarcastic eldergays more.

by Anonymousreply 1302/12/2020

^*die from, that is

by Anonymousreply 1402/12/2020

More on this subject here.

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by Anonymousreply 1502/12/2020

[quote] Is Coronavirus going to kill us all?

We all have a hot ass, but we can’t live forever.

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by Anonymousreply 1702/12/2020

[quote] The researchers found that nearly half of the coronavirus patients - 46.4% - had at least one underlying condition.

[quote] Most commonly, these chronic conditions were high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

[quote] High blood sugar levels that come with diabetes can eat away at molecules in the immune system that would normally help our bodies fight infection.

If diabetes is a precursor to becoming a virus target - then, DL - you in danger, gurl!

by Anonymousreply 1802/12/2020

Use lysol wipes everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 1902/12/2020

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease -- aren't these rather more common in Trump's base?

by Anonymousreply 2002/12/2020

This article was very informative . How to prevent virus from spreading - apparently viruses are very unlikely to spread in high humidity and high temperatures (0% at 68 degrees and 80% humidity). Low temps and low humidity are ideal for virus transmission. For airborne viruses - increasing humidity may be as important as other prevention methods.

Also, I need to start considering a cheap place in Florida.

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by Anonymousreply 2102/12/2020

Fat whores worry! Such misplaced fear, aunties.

by Anonymousreply 2202/12/2020

It's not an extinction level event like, say, climate change or the deliberate industrial poisoning of fresh water supplies.

by Anonymousreply 2302/12/2020

The common cold will kill us all as well. Hide in your basement and don't come out.

by Anonymousreply 2402/12/2020

WHO thinks it will get to two thirds of the world's population. We may not have to wait for climate change to get us all.

by Anonymousreply 2502/12/2020

It will likely die out like SARS did, when it gets warmer

by Anonymousreply 2602/12/2020

Guess I can pick my nose in a wet sauna...

by Anonymousreply 2702/12/2020

I worry more about Donny Dumbfuck getting us all killed.

by Anonymousreply 2802/12/2020

I'm glad I'm in California and by the beach. I also tend to pearl clutch about houseguests so I should be fine.

by Anonymousreply 2902/12/2020

I live in a predominantly Asian neighborhood in NY and I have a cold. I feel that being non-Asian, I'm building up my immune system being surrounded. I'm invincible!

I see tons of masks being exported to China because they're running short, but if they're not N95, you're fucked.

by Anonymousreply 3002/12/2020

[quote]Hide in your basement and don't come out.

You say this like they didn't before.

by Anonymousreply 3102/12/2020

Just 2%.

by Anonymousreply 3202/12/2020

I take PreP every day. I'm good.

by Anonymousreply 3302/12/2020

I am curious if PreP works against any other viruses. Seems logical - though I have no idea.

by Anonymousreply 3402/12/2020

[quote]I take PreP every day. I'm good.

If you're serious, you're hopelessly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3502/12/2020

Yes OP.

Can I have your stuff?

Oh, wait....

by Anonymousreply 3602/12/2020

I'm old -- I don't care anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3702/12/2020

[quote]“Coronaviruses are winter viruses,” Fauci said. “When the weather is warm and moist, these viruses don’t spread as well as when the weather is cold and dry.”

My mussy is warm and moist -- so I guess the virus has no chance there!

by Anonymousreply 3802/12/2020

[quote]No. It has a mortality rate of about 1-2%.

What ass did you pull that figure out of, R2? The latest figures from John Hopkins show that of the 60,145 confirmed cases, 5,919 have recovered, while 1,365 have died. Many people believe the Chinese have vastly underreported the number of people infected and also the deaths but, just [bold]from those figures alone, the death rate versus the rate of recovery is 23%.[/bold]

That ratio may improve as more people recover but the notion of the disease having a 1% - 2% mortality is simply preposterous on present indications. The WHO are also predicting that 2/3rds of the planet may become infected. Talk about "going viral"!

Here's another sobering thought: a vaccine discovered today would take 18 months to be fully tested and approved for use in human populations. Our only hope is that some other already-approved medications can be re-purposed to help fight this virus. Researchers around the world are urgently looking a that right now..

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by Anonymousreply 3902/12/2020

I should slightly correct myself: a vaccine could take between 12 - 18 months to be approved.

by Anonymousreply 4002/12/2020

Tens of thousands have died from the flu this year in the US, you won't be dying from the WuFlu anytime soon.

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by Anonymousreply 4102/12/2020

R13 I'm a Millenial but I have the curmudgeonous soul of an Eldergay, so don't worry, we've got some elder cells out here that will be unleashed upon the unsuspecting public in about 20 or 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 4202/12/2020

While that may not have been the intention it's not impossible. Although other countries seem to be successfully treating their infected citizens, not sure how the US will fare in the face of further health cuts. I think that it was more about the powers that be in China wanted to cull the herd, and the collateral damage was probably seen as a necessary evil.

I can't believe that this accidentally happened because of tainted open food market items.

by Anonymousreply 4302/12/2020

Interesting, but examine those figures a little closer, R43.

Your link says there were up to 30M 'flu infections in the U.S. this year, with up to 30,000 deaths attributable to it. That's a mortality rate of 0.1%. There's no comparison with this Coronavirus.

by Anonymousreply 4402/12/2020

R39 = Fox News. Let’s add panic to everyone’s life because that is so helpful. Fatality rate of 2% as of now based on known cases and known mortality. See attached.

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by Anonymousreply 4502/12/2020

Corona Virus is not very lethal.

by Anonymousreply 4602/12/2020

"To die gobbling down is the happiest death of them all."

You KNOW it, R11!

by Anonymousreply 4702/12/2020

What do you believe?

Well, I believe in the soul... the cock...the pussy... the small of a woman's back... the hangin' curveball... high fiber... good scotch... that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap... I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a Constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Just kidding. The Coronavirus is less fatal than SARS.

And how did that turn out?

by Anonymousreply 4802/12/2020

^^^ See? He hangs out here at DL! So he's either gay himself or, at the very least, gay-friendly.

Thanks, Mr. Costner!

by Anonymousreply 4902/12/2020

We must remember that we are all only on this earth temporarily anyway. While some are here longer than others, we all have to go home to be with the Lord sooner or later.

by Anonymousreply 5002/12/2020

R50 And thank God for that. I'd hate to immortal.

by Anonymousreply 5102/12/2020

Well, R45, let's look at that 1% - 2% figure again (for dummies).

The quote from your linked VICE article said this: [quote]If you take the current number of deaths and divide it by the number of known cases, “the case fatality is 2 percent Well, that's one way of looking at it but of course we have no way of knowing how many of those "known cases" will end up recovering.

It's one thing to be infected and quite a different thing to RECOVER or DIE (kind of important distinctions to make). You may take comfort from safety in numbers but, as we can see, the numbers of new infections are climbing exponentially and the death/recovery rates of patients is inevitably a smaller fraction of that. As I said in my post at R39, it's the RATIO between those two numbers that is important. If I was infected with the virus myself, that is what I would like to know: "what are my chances of recovering?", not "how many other people are infected?"

But you can throw your [italic]ad hominem[/italic] insults at me for all your worth (FOX NEWS?! Ha!) and tell yourself whatever fictions will help you sleep at night. I don't give a fuck. Whatever is coming down is sure as shit gonna hit you and me both in equal measure.

by Anonymousreply 5202/13/2020

[quote] The WHO are also predicting that 2/3rds of the planet may become infected.

Meh. It’s quite localised, R39 - to the point that there haven’t even been outbreaks in neighbouring Central Asia, North Asia or West Asia - only mostly in East Asia.

People are much more likely to die in a car crash this weekend than from this virus.

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by Anonymousreply 5302/13/2020

I'm glad it stopped killing so many, it sure burnt itself out fast.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 6:05 PM

It has a low mortality rate (below 1 percent) and 90 percent of people who die are old or have preexisting health conditions. So, the answer is no!

by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 6:15 PM

[quote]Is Coronavirus going to kill us all?What do you believe

more troll bate

it's not what you BELIEVE, OP, it is what there is. The virus is novel, scientists are learning more and more about it every day. the things that we have learned are: it is EXTREMELY contagious, also, it's incubation period, the period while you have it and exhibit no symptoms, is EXTREMELY long, also, it seems to mainly be spread by human to human contact. these are simply not beliefs, OP, but findings. Believe what you want, but go away.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 6:16 PM

[quote] to the point that there haven’t even been outbreaks in neighbouring Central Asia, North Asia or West Asia

first, the least populated places ever, second, you realize we are only a few months in. Russia JUST got slammed

by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 6:17 PM
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