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Coronavirus   World Wide WTF?

Started 3/31/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 68562 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/21/20

Analysis


Your analysis of why Asian countries handled the pandemic well does not factor in New Zealand, Australia and Iceland.

Nope! However, I have shown that President Trump was not the cause of our problems. The federal government has no power to force governors, mayors, to bend to it's will. And, what good would have done, anyway? There is no state that has instituted more draconian restrictions than california. Yet, as of yesterday, there were 47 states with fewer new cases over the previous 7 days;   https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

One example - making the states fight each other for PPE

What choice did he have, at the time? Did the democrat Congress grant him the power to intercede? Did obama leave the reserve ppe full when he left office, or 75% depleted? (before you cite those two years he was President you'll need to show that he should have known they were depleted. No President knows everything)

It's clear that you're another one who would complain, if Donald Trump found a cure for cancer, that he was despicably putting doctors out of work.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/22/20

Biden is working towards MACBA (bobrazz) said:

However, I have shown that President Trump was not the cause of our problems.

Really?  When?


Your analysis of why Asian countries handled the pandemic well does not factor in New Zealand, Australia and Iceland.

Nope! However, I have shown that President Trump was not the cause of our problems. The federal government has no power to force governors, mayors, to bend to it's will. And, what good would have done, anyway? There is no state that has instituted more draconian restrictions than california. Yet, as of yesterday, there were 47 states with fewer new cases over the previous 7 days;   https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

adwil

From: adwil

12/22/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The new strain has largely been sequenced and shared from the UK, but two cases have been found in Australia,

It'll be all over the place by now because it's so infectious. A lot of countries have closed passenger traffic from the UK but they're far too late. We KNOW we have a very large number of cases because we test exhaustively  and we've built up our genomic testing facilities over the last year.  We won't get any info on whether it is more deadly or can resist vaccines until the labs report the results of their experiments but we will know soon. Hopefully greater infectivity will be it's only difference from the old virus, which is being rapidly replaced in the UK by this mutation.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/23/20

adwil said:

It'll be all over the place by now because it's so infectious.

Check mate!

adwil

From: adwil

12/23/20

Told you!!

Looking at the massive increase in cases in the SE of the UK and London, this is a very infectious version of the virus.  Let's hope that's the only negative and that the virus doesn't become more dangerous or resistant to vaccines.

Have just heard a scientist explain why this virus is more infectious. He says that the typical swab from cases of this mutation contain anything up to 100x the viruses of a normal Covid swab. The assumption is that people with the new version are shedding viruses at a vastly higher rate and that's why it's spreading so quickly.

Not good news, I'm afraid.  

  • Edited December 23, 2020 3:33 am  by  adwil
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/28/20

So the Apex Predator on Earth is a microscopic organism.

Probably always has been, but humans are too arrogant to see it.

adwil

From: adwil

12/28/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

"So the Apex Predator on Earth is a microscopic organism.

humans are too arrogant to see it."

Since humans can kill viruses doesn't that rather confuse the issue?

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