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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Maybe this will finally give scientists the impetus to cure the common cold.
    The problem with the common cold is that it isn't a single virus. You might be able to find a cure for one strain (or maybe even a grouping/family) but that cure would be useless for the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    The Spanish Flu, the pandemic from a century ago, was actually worse for the young and healthy adults.


    The only reason to be concerned about this one is China reacting like it's a bioweapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Maybe this will finally give scientists the impetus to cure the common cold.
    Why? Pneumonia is the old man's friend.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/world/asia/coronavirus-news.html

    As outbreaks grow and spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. officials warn Americans to brace for their own.

    “We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad,” a C.D.C. official said.


    They finally caught up with the reality actual researchers have known for a month. I'm so proud of you, CDC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    The Spanish Flu, the pandemic from a century ago, was actually worse for the young and healthy adults.
    Was it a "cytokine storm" illness? As I understand it, those are harder on people who have healthy, active immune systems.
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    here are the demographics for coronavirus fatalities by age:

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    https://www.worldometers.info/corona...-demographics/

    other risk factors: Higher if you are male, and if you have pre-existing conditions like coronary disease and diabetes.

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    Huh. The flu is dangerous to the very old and the very young. This seems most dangerous to the very old. So, no need to panic. Just hope not too many very old people get it. And even then, they have a 4 in 5 chance of survival. This is not Ebola! The flu kills many people every year and no one panics. Is this the car crashes vs plane crashes thing where the more rare events are scarier because they are covered by the news because it is rare? Are humans just scared of the unknown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    here are the demographics for coronavirus fatalities by age:

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    https://www.worldometers.info/corona...-demographics/

    other risk factors: Higher if you are male, and if you have pre-existing conditions like coronary disease and diabetes.
    That site looks pretty useful overall.
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    https://www.rt.com/news/481837-coron...l-binding-hiv/

    Chinese scientists have reported that the coronavirus ripping through populations worldwide is much more likely than its close cousin Sars to bind to human cells, as it contains unexpected genes which link it to HIV and Ebola.

    The research comes from Nankai University in the north Chinese city of Tianjin. Published on February 14, it has already become one of the most viewed papers on the platform, indicating the massive interest both in China and abroad for the latest findings on the virus.

    It is well-known by now that 2019-nCoV shares over 80 percent of its DNA with Sars virus, making the cause of the 2002/3 outbreak in Southeast Asia its closest genetic relative. Sars invaded the human body by binding to a receptor protein, called ACE2, on the membranes of cells. But this was ultimately the downfall of that virus — ACE2 is rare in the cells of healthy people, which limited the spread of Sars significantly, resulting in it burning itself out by 2004. In the end, only about 8,000 people worldwide were infected, as compared to covid-19 which has already infected over 80,000 people.


    Not the flu, guys!

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