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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Oct 22, 2020.

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  1. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Cold/flu strains fall out of circulation with some regularity!

    The deadly viruses that vanished without trace


     
  2. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    We'll need luck for this.
    Because there's no good reason why it should just go extinct.
     
  3. Zardnaar

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    There is virus mutate. Generally they get less deadly modern bubonic plague is a different strain than the 14th century one.
     
  4. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    3,046 deaths today in the US We've topped 9-11.
     
  5. FriendlyFire

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    Guess its time to update this then

     
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  7. Birdjaguar

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    So what? Most of the covid deaths could have been prevented and Trump worked hard to make sure that they were not prevented. Our current pandemic is not the flu. The flu does not create a recession; the flu does not put 20 million people out of work. Are you a supporter of herd immunity?

    The 3,000 in a day benchmark is a reference to 9-11 the "we will never forget all those that died that day". It was a such a deadly day. Now we kill that number many times over in a week and The Republicans couldn't care less. BTW, 3000 dead a day is 90,000 a month; and that is 1 million in a year.
     
  8. Thorgalaeg

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    Given that the average daily death toll in 2017 USA was 7,564, that list does not make much sense.
     
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    People STILL comparing Covid with flu are NUTJOBS. Are people saying these people would have been killed by flu as well? PEOPLE WHO SAY COVID=FLU ARE ANT-INTELLECTUALS AND I HATE THAT!
     
  10. red_elk

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    Typical flu season lasts more than one day.
     
  11. The_J

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    That's a more likely scenario, yes.


    Numbers in France are climbing up again. Lockdown measures were easened last week Monday, and should further be lifted on the 15th if we reach the goal of 5.000 infections per day. The lowest it has been in this wave was last week 8.000, and it's going up again :/.
    The Netherlands is rising too, and Germany stagnating.
    I still need to check for my Christmas break if I need tests before or after or both I arrive in the Netherlands or back in France or both :/.
     
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  13. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Another one who needs to get infected badly.
     
  14. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    Do we expect anything less from a creepy megachurch? When your church has an Orange Julius, it’s probably time to look at the actual Bible again.
     
  15. Thorgalaeg

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    I would not mind taking traditional vaccines like the Oxford one, for instance. I can accept they have accelerated the validation process, being such a proven technology. I mean, there is already a lot of experience and knowledge accumulated about this kind of vaccines.

    However i find hard to accept such acceleration for ARN vaccines, which are a completely new technology. Unexpected things can happen and usually happen in these cases.
     
  16. uppi

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    The Oxford vaccine is hardly traditional either. I am not aware of any other Adenovirus-based vaccines.
     
  17. Samson

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    None has made it into the field, but there are quite a few in the pipeline.
     
  18. Thorgalaeg

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    Ops, will have to discard Oxford too.

    Are there traditional vaccines using disactived or weakened SARS-CoV-2 viruses or using only key virus proteins in the pipeline?
     
  19. Samson

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    Yeah. The highest profile one is SinoVac, which is inactivated. There is html table here of the 52 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation, or a pdf here.
     
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    Some restrictions removed in Basque Country, pubs, bars and restaurants may open at 50% starting from Saturday. We can move now to other municipalities and we can meet up to 10 people.
    Curfew remains, but will be wider in Christmas eve.

    This was announced the very same day the Basque Goverment admits that the dossiers of the last month had had "mistaken" data, so they have been reporting better data
     

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