Little Things You Hate

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Being a moron and forgetting the $1000 threshold on ordering a bunch of car parts from Germany... Was all being done in Euros and its $1042 AUD...

Fuck. Whats the chance it slips through, and if not what will it cost me?
 

creaky

The obviative
Wow.

Genuine question, is the response to this proportionate? All the graphs and doohickies that I see indicate that the coronavirus is less contagious and has a lower fatality rate than the flu. Could be a bunch of crap, not sure.

Is the mass response basically trying to stem the spread of the virus, which seems to be a lost cause now, or because it is seen as a much greater risk than influenza, for example?
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
It’s already mutated to jump the species barrier, could perhaps do another one and radically ramp up its mortality.
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Wow.

Genuine question, is the response to this proportionate? All the graphs and doohickies that I see indicate that the coronavirus is less contagious and has a lower fatality rate than the flu. Could be a bunch of crap, not sure.
I've noticed that too. Fatality rate seems to escalate for older folks but survivability for younger age brackets is pretty good.
Virii are our silent companions and are always going to change and mutate. Eloba and those hemorrhagic flu virii sure look loads nastier to me.

Mosquitoes I bet still win the highest bringer of death to the evolved monkeys.
 

SummitFever

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Better safe than sorry I reckon. Also, if you're sick with anything contagious you should stay at home/isolate yourself. So many avoidable deaths from the flu if people would just not come to work or send their kids to school when they're sick.
 

rangersac

Likes Dirt
Wow.

Genuine question, is the response to this proportionate? All the graphs and doohickies that I see indicate that the coronavirus is less contagious and has a lower fatality rate than the flu. Could be a bunch of crap, not sure.

Is the mass response basically trying to stem the spread of the virus, which seems to be a lost cause now, or because it is seen as a much greater risk than influenza, for example?
Still unknown, although depending on the age cohort and location it can be worse than the standard flu, but definitely not anywhere near the level of Ebola or some of the SARS corona virus strains: https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html.

I think a lot of the uncertainly probably stems from the initially attempted cover up in Wuhan, and then the recalculations that have been done on infection and mortality rates in China. There's definitely more than an element of media beat up though. Every news reports refers to it as the 'deadly' corona virus. Sure it can be deadly, but then so can a bunch of other illnesses that no one goes around spouting the word deadly in front of. I did hear on a news report this morning that there was one person from the Diamond Princess who had it, had recovered and now has tested positive again which is interesting.
 

droenn

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Lipsitch predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said. As with influenza, which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions and of older age, most cases pass without medical care. (Overall, about 14 percent of people with influenza have no symptoms.)

Lipsitch is far from alone in his belief that this virus will continue to spread widely. The emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this outbreak is a new seasonal disease—a fifth “endemic” coronavirus. With the other four, people are not known to develop long-lasting immunity. If this one follows suit, and if the disease continues to be as severe as it is now, “cold and flu season” could become “cold and flu and COVID-19 season.”
 
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