COVID-19/Corona Virus - Information Mar 9, 2020 18:00:05 GMT -5
Post by joewash on Mar 9, 2020 18:00:05 GMT -5
It is a false hope the Virus will sputter out in the summer says WHO.
Actually, virologists disagree whether COV-19 will die out when the temp goes up. They have known about Corona viruses for over 20 years but earlier strains were not a serious health threat. And the problem with a vaccine is manufacturing which will take at least a year.
The real unknown is whether COVID-19 will act like other respiratory viruses and be temperature dependent. If so, it should die out in late April. The draft is in Vegas which will be warm and starts April 23.
Besides hand sanitizers remember that viruses enter the body by eye rubbing more than any other portal. Oh, and don’t pick your nose.
Here’s the good news: of the 26 US deaths, 19 have been in the nursing home in Kirkland, Wash St. That means only 7 people died nationwide outside of that.
Here’s the bad news. The number of vectors, meaning asymptotic transmitters is increasing exponentially. So that’s the hysteria. That will only get worse. So will the reaction of healthy people who really are not at risk but that doesn’t matter.
Here’s more bad news. Allergy season is here so while I understand that my sneezing is related to a high pollen count, many folks will panic and go for testing. And in Virginia, right now the only lab that does testing is in Richmond. Send the sample, there’s probably one guy or gal that does this and they are overwhelmed.
Here’s a little good news. “Social distancing” does work in terms of disease spread but that does nothing for Wall Street or public gatherings such as an NBA game.
A little more good news. IMO this will die down by tax day anywhere except New England, northern West coast, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, the NFC North.
And Trump should limit contact from Canada and Northern Europe. But it’s always a day late. Not a political comment, just a guy who dealt with pregnant women through Ebola and Zika.
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