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Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 05, 2020 12:38PM
Or, meet our latest member of our flora and fauna!

[www.theatlantic.com]

'...the long-term outlook for COVID-19 might offer some hope for a return to normal. “I think this virus is with us to the future,” Ruth Karron, a vaccine researcher at Johns Hopkins, told me. “But so is influenza with us, and for the most part, flu doesn't shut down our societies. We manage it.”.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 05, 2020 12:53PM
The "Common Cold" is a family of coronaviruses. Fortunately not as virulent as COVID-19.

Hopefully the world will do a better job of:
1- Reducing the risk of zoonotic viruses.
2- Improve monitoring of novel viruses and global sharing of information WITHOUT politics.
3- Maintain a more robust viral response.

Gee... sounds like the World Health Organization is perfect for that.

Continued Proof that Trump really really wants us all dead.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 05, 2020 01:01PM
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cbelt3
The "Common Cold" is a family of coronaviruses. Fortunately not as virulent as COVID-19.

About 15% of the "common cold" is from coronaviruses. Much of the rest is from rhinoviruses, with several other virus types adding up to about 20-25%.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2020 01:05PM by JoeH.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 05, 2020 01:08PM
Like the flu--get vaccinated every year, most folks are fine.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 05, 2020 01:49PM
No disrespect to Ms. Zhang who wrote an excellent article with some new information, but this has been said since the beginning (the fact that we will have to live with it, not eradicate it). But I did really enjoy her writing and the renewed emphasis on how we will all have to live with this risk.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 05, 2020 03:03PM
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mrbigstuff
No disrespect to Ms. Zhang who wrote an excellent article with some new information, but this has been said since the beginning (the fact that we will have to live with it, not eradicate it). But I did really enjoy her writing and the renewed emphasis on how we will all have to live with this risk.

Sorry, I should have noted this as a nice summary. I did not intend to imply that this was a lot of new science. There are some good updates, however, and I thought it well integrated with what is some of the latest research.

I thought the discussion comparing the current virus from that of SARS-COV-1 was well worth reading.
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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 05, 2020 03:04PM
Meh, we have no idea what is in front of us.



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Re: Nice article on COVID - we will be living with this a long time
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 05, 2020 07:22PM
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mattkime
Meh, we have no idea what is in front of us.

Yep. We don't even know if any of the proposed vaccines will work yet - at least reliably. And we already know the virus has transformed itself once (from the Asian origin to the European variation) to be better adapted to attaching itself more securely to host cells.

What happens next? It's likely to be one gigantic, worldwide game of Whack-A-Mole for awhile, anyway.
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