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Old 03-20-2020, 05:30 PM
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I do a lot of travel to MI for work and I gotta say it's really sad to see the extreme disparity present in that state between the haves and have nots.

The Big 3 are the reason it's so bad too, especially GM from what I've heard.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:34 PM
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Also, other viruses have been shown to have their evolution favor milder strains, and if we keep isolating people who get really sick (or they die) the predominant version of the virus will tend toward a milder strain (assuming any mutations actually effect the severity/transmissibility of the virus).
Smallpox killed 30% of its victims, and evidence of smallpox has been found in Egyptian mummies dating to the 3rd century BCE. So unfortunately not all viruses evolve toward milder strains.

Or maybe ancient Egyptian smallpox was even worse?
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A pathogen can only survive if it's able to infect more hosts either directly before its current host dies and/or by surviving outside a host on a surface, in the water or in the air long enough to infect new hosts with no immunity. In the COVID case, it would appear weaker and weaker strains are more likely to be transmitted as it spreads across the world if it doesn't kill its host before transmission. Another benefit of flattening the curve.

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Old 03-20-2020, 06:49 PM
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Herd immunity will only work if A: enough people are exposed to the virus or B: enough people are immunized against the virus.
As a kid I remember parents getting their kids together to catch the measles.
Us boomers are lucky so many are still alive.

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Old 03-20-2020, 07:02 PM
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Herd immunity will only work if A: enough people are exposed to the virus or B: enough people are immunized against the virus.
As a kid I remember parents getting their kids together to catch the measles.
Us boomers are lucky so many are still alive.
I think you are remembering chicken pox. Measles can kill.

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Can BBq kill coronavirus?
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I think you are remembering chicken pox. Measles can kill.
Lol yep it was chicken pox!
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Yes but only if the beer served with it isn't
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Is there a citation for this? Because I have a SWEET ultraviolet flashlight for glow, and if that is satisfactory disinfectant that'll save me a lot of soap/water/maybe hand dryness.

I heard Dustin Keegan is staunchly opposed to use of UV lights, for what it's worth
I meant sunlight which is partly composed of UV light.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/healt...-months/679415
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"Sunlight will cut the virus' ability to grow in half so the half-life will be 2.5 minutes and in the dark it's about 13 to 20 [minutes]," Nicholls said. "Sunlight is really good at killing viruses."
Disc golf is probably one of the most suitable activities one can do during this.

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Herd immunity and vaccines might never happen. The immunity to this doesn't seem to last very long. This will probably become a seasonal scourge for a number of years until it runs out of good vectors. This is basically just Mother Nature giving us a reality check. Yes, we should take considerable measures to prevent the spread to the elderly and health compromised but the hard truth is that a considerable number of these people are living on artificially borrowed time as it is. It is impractical to burden the vast multitudes because a fraction of people wouldn't take care of themselves via poor diet or smoking.

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