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Healeyman

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Posted: 03/22/20 12:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All,

THIS (follow the link) is an EXCELLENT explanation of how this stuff propagates and WHY we need to "Social Distance" or stay home.

Tim

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/


I won't make a new thread for this tid-bit.

Why is the "social distance" 6 feet?

As we all know, in cold weather we can "see our breath".

We see our breath because the miniscule moisture/water droplets that are expelled from our lungs are warmer than the surrounding air. EACH of those droplets CAN contain C 19 Virus.

When we stop seeing our breath it is because the droplets have cooled down to the ambient temperature. Our breath has NOT stopped propagating. Our exhale still moves forward and is starting downward (gravity). Our breath may still contain C 19.

Tests have shown that by the time our exhale has moved about 4 feet, it has started to change direction and is not falling towards the ground.

By 6 feet away, virtually ALL of the moisture droplets have dropped well below the level that other people will inhale them.

Coughs and sneezes can expel/send droplets 20-25 FEET.

Tim

* This post was edited 03/22/20 02:18pm by Healeyman *





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This is why Coronavirus is that dangerous
https://africafeeds.com/2020/03/19/opini........is-is-why-coronavirus-is-that-dangerous/

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell.

I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand…

It has to do with RNA sequencing…. I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system.

This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year… you get immunity two ways…through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses can come from animals…. the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations).

Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans… then it’s a problem.

Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity, the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

(more at the link above)


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Posted: 03/22/20 02:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Video of Bill Gates worth watching: Virus





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Posted: 03/22/20 03:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can we just put this to rest? Enough already.


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Posted: 03/22/20 04:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We will continue allowing informational posts regarding the virus as long as they have appear to have a legitimate foundation.

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Infectious Disease Experts Don’t Know How Bad The Coronavirus Is Going To Get, Either
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/inf........-the-coronavirus-is-going-to-get-either/

One of the most pernicious parts of the COVID-19 crisis is how uncertain everything is. Researchers and officials cite statistical models that estimate infection rates, death counts and when things will go back to normal, but those estimates are changing rapidly. And as the forecasts bounce around, so do the rest of us living through the crisis. How can one feel settled when the future feels so volatile?

Still, there’s a way to at least get a sense for what the experts are thinking. For the past five weeks, infectious disease researchers from institutions around the United States have been taking a survey that gathers their thoughts on the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus. The researchers come from academia, government and industry and are experts in modeling the spread of viruses like this one. The survey asks about things like how many people will eventually get COVID-19 and how many Americans will die.

The top-line numbers are sobering. The most recent survey, taken on March 16 and 17, found that, as a group, the experts think that as of March 15, only 12 percent of infections in the U.S. had been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They think there’s a 73 percent chance of a second wave of hospitalizations this fall. And they expect approximately 200,000 deaths in the U.S. by the end of the year.

(more at the webpage link above)

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"Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity, the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off."

Didn't know that, thanks.


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Posted: 03/23/20 06:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's the great unknown that scares everybody.
If you don't die from it are you still a carrier. Will you get it the second time it comes around.
We can only hope that once they get better knowledge on this it will give them something to aim for, a starting point at least.

So far the only thing we know is SOCIAL DISTANCE helps.
Not 100% but it's all we have for now.

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Any future virus related postings need to be made here: 2019-2020 Corono-Virus
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