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Corona Virus Semi-Official discussion thread

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  • #76
    Like Japan in the mid-1800s, the United States now faces a crisis that disproves everything the country believes about itself.

    Without the threats and violence of the Chinese system, in other words, we have the same results: scientists not allowed to do their job; public-health officials not pushing for aggressive testing; preparedness delayed, all because too many people feared that it might damage the political prospects of the leader. I am not writing this in order to praise Chinese communism—far from it. I am writing this so that Americans understand that our government is producing some of the same outcomes as Chinese communism. This means that our political system is in far, far worse shape than we have hitherto understood.
    ...Dwarven Miner - I found a free chest roll for ye, but I was ambushed by a Dev in the mine.
    Lil rascal made away with it...


    • #77
      This feels like the Greenland incident all over again.
      "Build a man a fire, keep him warm for a night. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life!" - Rev Sim

      "Gratuitous acts of senseless violence are -my- forte!" - Max


      • #78
        Just read some interesting possibility from a virologist who happens to be a microbiologist and a biostatistician. What was said was pretty much the possibility that with each infection, the chances or probability of mutation is somewhat of the concerning side. A logarithmic graph is proposed but verifications are needed, hopefully we do not have to witness those verifications.


        • #79
          Of course we'll see mutation.

          We already have.

          What you really should be worried about is this thing become endemic.

          You don't want this thing to be constantly sticking around.
          "Build a man a fire, keep him warm for a night. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life!" - Rev Sim

          "Gratuitous acts of senseless violence are -my- forte!" - Max


          • #80


            • #81
              John Hopkins University CSSE has a nice map of the outbreak:
              Death rate of those hospitalized seems to be around +/- 5%; it is not clear how many are sick and are self-quarantined at home. It is also not clear if once you have it if someone can catch it again


              • #82
                Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced encouraging outcomes in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients.

                “It has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment,” Zhang told reporters on Tuesday.

                Patients who were given the medicine in Shenzhen turned negative for the virus after a median of four days after becoming positive, compared with a median of 11 days for those who were not treated with the drug, public broadcaster
                ...Dwarven Miner - I found a free chest roll for ye, but I was ambushed by a Dev in the mine.
                Lil rascal made away with it...


                • #83
                  We finally have confirmed cases in my city! Authorities say he was isolated, but it's all a big lie, dude went to play soccer, a bar and a restaurant now we're hearing of the new cases all around, I've already been sent to work from home until further notice


                  • #84
                    Stay safe Ed. This stuff has a pretty good spread rate. If you got close to someone who has it, you have a decent chance of contracting it.

                    The biggest problem is that it has a decent amount of time in which the host is infectious. That is one reason that the antiviral drug favipiravir would be a great initial treatment. By cutting the days that you can infect others in half, you should make a halfway decent dent into the spread rate.

                    Also, remember how the Native Americans reacted to common childhood diseases. Or, how even today that the first case of chicken pox in a 6 year old is no big deal, but let a 50 year old get chicken pox for the first time and it is a very ugly thing.

                    Once this virus spreads and we have a decent amount of adult herd immunity, it should be just another flu virus situation. Until then, it might get ugly.

                    ...Dwarven Miner - I found a free chest roll for ye, but I was ambushed by a Dev in the mine.
                    Lil rascal made away with it...


                    • #85
                      The virus seems to stay alive on hard surfaces. So playground equipment, sports equipment, silverware, countertops, phones, computers...

                      So you gotta sterilize everything anyone else comes into contact with.


                      • #86
                        Maybe we should all do a reverse quarantine and tell people to stay the hell away from our stuffs.

                        That or make them sterilize after themselves.
                        "Build a man a fire, keep him warm for a night. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life!" - Rev Sim

                        "Gratuitous acts of senseless violence are -my- forte!" - Max


                        • #87
                          Hospital Admin needs to be careful with their vague statements. I think they need some anti anxiety meds..

                          When Hospital Admin told Rev to sterilize the ICU, they should not start yelling at Rev when Rev informs them that it would be better if we waited a few more weeks before sterilization. Then when Rev agrees to do it now, they yell when Rev starts preps an ICU patient for a hysterectomy. Hoomuns. Sigh. Make up your minds.

                          ...Dwarven Miner - I found a free chest roll for ye, but I was ambushed by a Dev in the mine.
                          Lil rascal made away with it...


                          • #88

                            China on Thursday reported no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since the outbreak began there late last year, a milestone in the fight against the global pandemic.

                            The National Health Commission also said the rate of increase had slowed.

                            The news was another sign of the country's success in containing the spread of the virus, and it has been more than willing to share that success with the rest of the world.
                            ...Dwarven Miner - I found a free chest roll for ye, but I was ambushed by a Dev in the mine.
                            Lil rascal made away with it...


                            • #89
                              The Senate has finally approved stimulus checks for people. So hopefully we'll all have money for FPs in a few weeks.


                              • #90
                                orange man admin got caught dipping fingers into jar of honey, stocks of honey were sold while orange man was lying that covid 19 was a hoax by demon rats