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Coronavirus may never go
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/27/2020 9:43:37 PM

There’s a good chance the coronavirus will never go away. Even after a vaccine is discovered and deployed, the coronavirus will likely remain for decades to come, circulating among the world’s population. Experts call such diseases endemic — stubbornly resisting efforts to stamp them out. Think measles, HIV, chickenpox. It is a daunting proposition — a coronavirus-tinged world without a foreseeable end. But experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and vaccine development say embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of America’s pandemic response. The long-term nature of covid-19, they say, should serve as a call to arms for


So the shutdown was all for nothing.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 5/27/2020 10:00:34 PM (No. 423902)
Justification for an everlasting shutdown? Or at least until the November election?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Plex 5/27/2020 10:02:00 PM (No. 423905)
We don't wear masks for chicken pox. We don't shut down for seasonal flu. We held Woodstock with Hong Kong flu. Get a grip.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 5/27/2020 10:06:54 PM (No. 423912)
There are plenty of coronaviruses, and all kinds of respiratory viruses, that never go away. And there are hardly ever any good vaccines. So what. This one was bad, will attenuate like all of them, the herd will get immune, and we'll again be eating in restaurants. Not exactly what the WaPo wants us to think, however. And wearing a mask all the time just keeps the snot against your face and is too porous to stop the virus anyway.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: IdahoJoe 5/27/2020 10:51:48 PM (No. 423935)
Johns Hopkins has a website that shows the number of new cases in each country. The US is on the down trend (not finished, but going down), there are no new cases in Australia and New Zealand. Spain, France, Italy are virtually free from new cases, as are many other countries. Some of the South American, African, Asian countries are still going up, but it looks like herd immunity has won many places. The Washington Post wants to spread doom and gloom in order to help the Democrats, but they will soon be out of this type of ammo.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck 5/27/2020 10:51:52 PM (No. 423936)
Never go away? You mean like the Clinton Gang and the obama folks?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/27/2020 10:52:09 PM (No. 423938)
Welp, that's it. Everybody back inside!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/27/2020 10:54:02 PM (No. 423940)
The media will not be honest even when people's lives and livelihoods are at stake. The level of corruption and dishonesty in the media is astounding. The "experts", so far, have given us every possible answer--except the media never ask a conservative expert, who have to post on youtube. The shutdowns were unnecessary. You will find the misery spread by Democrats more deadly than this virus. Certainly protect yourself, distance if you need to, but that does not require other people to wear masks and social distance. You can decide for yourself, based on your health and limitations, but I resent other people deciding for me, who know nothing about my health or limitations. I do think we have to know how this virus happened, and how it spread. Open the economy now. Go back to church and school. We have to get on with life.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Quigley 5/27/2020 10:58:40 PM (No. 423943)
Like herpes, the WaPoo will never go away either.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/27/2020 11:18:49 PM (No. 423959)
Duh. Has the common cold gone away? The only disease that we can "erase" have to do with a very stable disease vector (typically a genetically stable DNA virus, not a genetically unstable RNA virus) with a vaccine, and great efforts to wipe it out in it's country where it is a remaining reservoir. But, it may "go away" by itself over time. IMO, this RNA virus will gradually mutate into something less virulent, and therefore will mitigate significantly, even if it doesn't "go away". It may actually just disappear, too, from genetic drift, losing it's capability to infect humans. Where did the 1918 flu "go"? Almost certainly it mutated into something less virulent, as the most affected people died out and the more resistant people became the dominant human strain. Perhaps it mutated into a version which was harmless or couldn't infect humans. Epidemics do this, even absent any human efforts, although without modern medicine it can be a long and horrific process, especially with a stable DNA virus, like the Black Death in Europe or the long term scourge of smallpox - although there is speculation that the Black Death was several different diseases. Generally, surviving Europeans had some significant resistance to smallpox - Indians did not and it devastated them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/27/2020 11:34:23 PM (No. 423970)
Well I can tell you when the lockdowns would go away...when there is a Democrat in the White House again. The day after that election, the masks would come off, everything would open up, the enemedia would be 100% supportive, and they all would be laughing and high-fiving one another for having suckered the whole country into the biggest hoax ever.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/27/2020 11:41:08 PM (No. 423972)
The Washington Post should be prosecuted for causing a panic. They know people are scared, and the WP wants to keep them scared. The WP should be barred from publishing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/28/2020 12:25:59 AM (No. 424002)
The Plague never went away. If only our ancestors had listened to the 'scientists' and stayed in their homes for the last five or six hundred years.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lost 5/28/2020 1:27:21 AM (No. 424017)
Then go back to living. Pray you don't die from walking on wet sand or getting caught with vegetable seeds.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 5/28/2020 2:53:16 AM (No. 424045)
#12, you can get the bubonic plague (yersina pestis) from rodents in many parts of the world. In the USA, a primary reservoir is prairie dogs, carried by their fleas. Fortunately it is a bacteria and we have a number of antibiotics which kill it, unlike viruses, where we have very few to no effective antivirals. With proper treatment, in time, it is curable. I worked on a research project with this stuff a number of years ago, got to know it reasonably well from talking with project scientists. Remdesivir, a "promising new antiviral drug" was tested against Wuhan flu, and it may have helped a bit, but not a huge amount.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/28/2020 6:06:46 AM (No. 424070)
Flu never goes away; that's why you can get your flu shot every year at the drugstore.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: franq 5/28/2020 6:09:14 AM (No. 424072)
I pretty much knew this. It's entrenched in people's minds now, just like Climate Change™.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: petrichor 5/28/2020 6:34:13 AM (No. 424079)
So we need to inoculate 60 to 80 percent of the world's population, yet about 80 percent of the population is asymptomatic, that is, impervious.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/28/2020 6:45:02 AM (No. 424091)
I was wondering when the MFM would start their "we're gonna have to do this forever" schtick.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/28/2020 6:56:46 AM (No. 424102)
COVID-19 is no different than the flu. Let's move on. Fauci and Brix both are responsible for destroying everyone's lives by believing the off the wall (Ferguson) COVID-19 doomsday model.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 5/28/2020 9:14:24 AM (No. 424258)
No it won't go away and that's not a big deal. The scare tactic fizzled out and life will go on in spite of the Chicken Littles. You can also rest assured that multiple labs will keep specimens on hand for "study."
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Reply 21 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 5/28/2020 10:14:03 AM (No. 424354)
You mean, just like the flu or the common cold? Who would've thunk??
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