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Q: How long will the Covid-19 pandemic last

17 weeks 4 hours ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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No one knows how long the virus will last,but I think it will be for a long time.

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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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https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-miracle-escape-covid-may-030830486.html

 

Interesting news perhaps teaching in vietnam is a safer option short term.

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No one knows how long the virus will last,but I think it will be for a long time.

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Lockdowns Imposed In Melbourne, Manila As Global COVID-19 Total Tops 18 Million: Live Updates

The global coronavirus outbreak is expanding at an unprecedented clip of 250k new cases a day...

 

 

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 07:26

New coronavirus flareups that have emerged over the past few weeks across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia have driven global infection rates to their highest levels yet. By early Monday morning in New York, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 had surpassed 18 million...

...as the world reports roughly 250,000 new cases a day, leaving the world on track to surpass 19 million by the end of the week.

Lockdowns initially helped Europe, China, South Korea and parts of the US to suppress the virus. But similar measures adopted by Australia's Victoria State - home of the country's second-biggest city, Melbourne - have failed to suppress a second-wave of the outbreak.

While analysts at JPM question whether lockdowns are the smartest strategy to confront outbreaks in the second wave, Australia’s Victoria state has doubled down, announcing Monday that it would shut down large parts of its retail and manufacturing sectors for another six weeks.

One day after declaring a state of disaster, Premier Daniel Andrews also announced that construction firms must radically reduce the number of workers on-site across the city. While essential services such as banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations remain open, production at meat-processing plants across Victoria will be reduced by one-third, potentially limiting supplies of meat and driving up food prices during already trying times.

The new measures will also limit movement and activity at night, and ultimately cause 1 million workers to stay home, according to the BBC.

Workers forced to stay home can apply for benefits to compensate them for some of their lost wages, up to ...

Despite imposing a strict lockdown three weeks ago (these new measures add to the restrictions already in place), the outbreak in Victoria has continued to worsen. Until about 4 weeks ago, Australia held the title of one of the most successful virus response efforts of any anglophone country. But a seemingly unstoppable outbreak centered around Melbourne has brought the country to its worst place yet.

Elsewhere in Asia, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the country's capital, Manila, back on lockdown starting Aug. 4 after the country recorded its biggest single-day jump in new cases yet, with 3,226 new infections confirmed and 46 additional deaths. That marked the fourth straight day that the Philippines had recorded a new record jump in infections, putting it on track to surpass Indonesia as the country with the biggest outbreak in Southeast Asia.

In the US, which saw the number of new cases reported decline again on Sunday, Dr. Birx warned last night that the virus is more widespread than ever across the country, while Dem leader Nancy Pelosi said she didn't have much confidence in Dr. Birx, whom she denounced as an unreliable Trump appointee.

Another silver lining: Hong Kong reported 80 new cases, the first time in 12 days that the SAR reported a daily rise of fewer than 100 new cases. A team of Chinese officials are rolling out a new mass-testing regime in the quasi-autonomous territory that is still reeling from a new national security law imposed by Beijing that cracks down on political dissent.

Finally: During his daily appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box", former FDA head Scott Gottlieb said governments should work toward a "happy medium" of closures and restrictions that does the least amount of damage to the economy while keeping the virus mostly at bay.

"The question is: can they hang on to those gains, or are they being quietly seeded right now"...the bottom line question is targeted mitigation - you close bars....you move activities outside - combined with universal masking...is that enough to keep the virus at bay,"

"If it can, then we may have found some kind of happy medium if you will between lockdowns and unfettered spread."

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No one is sure as to how long the virus will last.

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3 years, 7 months, 14 days. 

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Covid 19
a virus so dangerous that the only way you know you have it is that you test 'positive'

 

and the only virus i have heard of that a goat and papaya can also catch.

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forever

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/surprising-study-finds-98-long-te...

 

Epidemiologists readily admit that viruses are chock full of puzzles. And COVID-19 is no exception. Earlier today, Dr. Fauci himself lamented the fact that nearly half of those who get the virus don't see symptoms, which is one reason why young people have been so reckless, purportedly helping to spread the virus.

And in a study published recently by the University of Indiana School of Medicine happened on a surprising finding: those who suffer from long-term symptoms of the coronavirus - a group that the researchers nicknamed "long haulers" after a Facebook group where many go for help - can experience all kinds of surprising symptoms, including baldness (for both men and women).

The CDC has identified only 17 persistent COVID-19 symptoms, but the survey of more than 1,500 patients found 98 possible symptoms, according to Dr. Natalie Lambert, an associate research professor who worked on the study.

"The new symptoms our study identified include severe nerve pain, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, blurry vision and even hair loss," Lambert said in a written statement.

 

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