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Q: How long will the Covid-19 pandemic last

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if this was a 'pandemic' thousands of people would be dying in the street, not mostly in hospitals and nursing homes.

Likewise there would not be a 99% recovery rate of those who test positive - due to better treatments.

 

if you test positive,and are otherwise fit and healthy, you will recover.

you may exhibit little to no symptoms.

you may already have had the virus.
 

the majority of those who have died have been elderly and immuno-suppressed (having other pre-existing conditions), and been in a medically supported environment.

Medical staff who have been impacted have had prolonged exposure to the virus and this. combined with prolonged stress/exhaustion have made them more susceptible.

 

this is not some 'boogy man' pandemic.

The same was said of SARS some years ago.

the reason for additional 'waves; of infection has been due to the 'lock down'

 

if you isolate people and prevent them from catching a virus in the community, of course they are likely to catch it when back out and about.
Isolating healthy people has a negative impact as this will impact their general health, that they would otherwise have been maintaining due to day-to day activities,

 

and then, like any virus, you may not catch it at all.

 

Fear of a virus does not stop death.

Fear stops life.

 

(SARS and Zika did not mutate into something more deadly and people were panicked when they were prevalent)

We should not cower in fear from something that is part of nature, just maintain our health through usual activities.

We all need viruses to live, and living in fear of nature is not living.

(I speak as someone who had a close relative who caught this virus while in hospital, caught another virus while recovering in hospital and is thankfully out now, living the most he can.)

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So it's probably going to be a pain in our arses until, hopefully, a vaccine is developed. Sigh....

 

Places like the U.S and Brazil are starting to look downright apocalyptic but one thing I haven't seen much of in articles like this is talk of how likely it is the virus will mutate into something a lot more deadly. It's a mess now but if that happens we're really f****d.

 

 

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if this was a 'pandemic' thousands of people would be dying in the street, not mostly in hospitals and nursing homes.

Likewise there would not be a 99% recovery rate of those who test positive - due to better treatments.

 

if you test positive,and are otherwise fit and healthy, you will recover.

you may exhibit little to no symptoms.

you may already have had the virus.
 

the majority of those who have died have been elderly and immuno-suppressed (having other pre-existing conditions), and been in a medically supported environment.

Medical staff who have been impacted have had prolonged exposure to the virus and this. combined with prolonged stress/exhaustion have made them more susceptible.

 

this is not some 'boogy man' pandemic.

The same was said of SARS some years ago.

the reason for additional 'waves; of infection has been due to the 'lock down'

 

if you isolate people and prevent them from catching a virus in the community, of course they are likely to catch it when back out and about.
Isolating healthy people has a negative impact as this will impact their general health, that they would otherwise have been maintaining due to day-to day activities,

 

and then, like any virus, you may not catch it at all.

 

Fear of a virus does not stop death.

Fear stops life.

 

(SARS and Zika did not mutate into something more deadly and people were panicked when they were prevalent)

We should not cower in fear from something that is part of nature, just maintain our health through usual activities.

We all need viruses to live, and living in fear of nature is not living.

(I speak as someone who had a close relative who caught this virus while in hospital, caught another virus while recovering in hospital and is thankfully out now, living the most he can.)

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