Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - Status Update Thread

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  • Rivergang

    Should those trials prove successful, one presumes they will use to deliver the nicotine a method far safer than carcinogen smoke?

    Certainly, smoking provided no protection from the onslaught of the Spanish flu. As a comentator of the times observed "they all died in equal numbers".

    On the other hand, of course, if a person were looking for an excuse to restart the tobacco habit, then this would be a bloody good one!

  • Phizzy

    The guy who swam through his Sheep Dip was certainly free of Ticks ! I guess it would have washed off the Flu' thing as well.

    As to Smoking, I did wonder when I heard that smokers seemed less affected, that if their Lungs are full of Gunk and Gunge the 'rona Virus may not be able to latch on so easily ? Who knows ?

    The danger is that a Smoker having a good cough up, not knowing the Virus has entered his or her body, will presumably expel more of the Virus than usually in to the Air.

  • Simon

    Funny explanation of why masks work:

  • ElderEtta

    excellent illustration

  • LV101

    Great explanation -- I get it!

  • waton

    makes me think of buying pampers, huggies and wear them. on my upper cheeks.

  • Simon

    Some truths about the Corona Virus situation from Scott Adams (the Dilbert Cartoonist).

    His periscopes are frequently informative and / or thought-provoking but he's pretty fired up in this one, so don't watch if you don't like cussing.

    What's he angry about? Should you be angry too? How about the "flu deaths" that a lot of lock-down decisions are ultimately based on are a big fat lie. They don't get the death rate from the number of deaths, they estimate the number of deaths from the rate they decided to use for their models. We know how "fantastic" models are now ...

  • dubstepped

    Not sure if this has been talked about or not, but just saw this article indicating that the virus is mutating quickly and that could be an issue when looking to create a vaccine, not to mention that the new iteration is much more contagious.

  • LV101

    I just heard the virus may be decreasing/lessening in strength for infection - reporting from Arizona scientist. Heard this twice today but who knows It depends which 'expert' you listen to or channel. I hope it doesn't nix out a vaccine but can't rely on one.

  • Simon

    Turns out that what many people suspected is true: the models aren't worth shit.

    Amateur-hour coding, for so much riding on it, is unforgivable. The people behind this should be prosecuted for fraud.

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