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A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

A salutary tale of coronavirus survived


Postby RocksRock » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:23 pm

My brother drew my attention to this blog post...........

https://www.minghella.com/from-the-dark-end-of-the-street/
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby CharlesT » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:57 pm

RocksRock wrote:My brother drew my attention to this blog post...........

https://www.minghella.com/from-the-dark-end-of-the-street/


Thank you for posting that. It should be compulsory reading for everyone, and especially those who think it quite ok to disregard the regulations.

I don't scare easily, but I am susceptible to chest infections and it frightens me to think others might infect me through their irresponsibility. For everyones' sake stay at home!
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby Graeme D » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:47 am

What a hard hitting piece of writing!
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby gaffr » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:00 pm

I am sure that he is the same gentleman who was interviewed on Channel 4 news yesterday evening.
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby lochlaggan » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:20 pm

WOW, everyone should take the time to read!
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby Starbhy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:48 am

RocksRock wrote:My brother drew my attention to this blog post...........

https://www.minghella.com/from-the-dark-end-of-the-street/



Nice one, I love the details and how he expressed his feeling, very pure and real. :)
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby Marty_JG » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:32 pm

CharlesT wrote:For everyones' sake stay at home!


For how long? This summer? This year? Two years? Five years? Thirty years?

April 1984 the US Health Department said an HIV vaccine was two years away. In 2018 the NHS was saying they were "cautiously optimistic" about current human vaccine trials. There still isn't a HIV vaccine you'd want to take.
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby Sgurr » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:22 pm

Had to field a phone call this evening from a similar aged friend wondering if she will ever see her son again. He is in the US. Back to Victorian days when you waved your kids off for ever.
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby apollo0815 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 pm

Marty_JG wrote:
CharlesT wrote:For everyones' sake stay at home!

For how long?
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April 1984 the US Health Department said an HIV vaccine was two years away.

But HIV is a lot more complicated than Corona. And 1984 was another time.
And at least there is very good medication for HIV now, which allows a fairly "normal" life expectancy.

And with Corona at least the Immune system reacts(which it doesn't with HIV, not effectively)

So the other chance is to bring down case numbers to a controllable count. This will take about one or two month if people are not acting stupid.
Only shortcoming: Acting stupid is a very common human trait.
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby Marty_JG » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:11 pm

C19 is the only known Coronavirus strain that has an HIV-like mutation, so already it's not exactly like the other C-strains.

http://www.chinaxiv.org/abs/202002.00082

“This finding suggests that 2019-nCoV coronavirus may be significantly different from the SARS coronavirus in the infection pathway and has the added potency of using the packing mechanisms of other viruses such as HIV.”


https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-latestcoronavirus-research-reveals-that-the-virus-has-mutated-gene-similar-to-hiv-and-is-1,000-times-more-potent-

Yes, in a few weeks we can bring household-to-household transmission down, but the moment the lockdown starts to lift what reason to we have to expect infection and death rates won't start to climb again?
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Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

Postby apollo0815 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:01 pm

Easy: People have trained.That is something which already happened in Asia with SARS and MERS.
From what I see in Germany, even with reducing the lock down measure, people keep their distance a lot more than they did before.

Second: Having some similarities to HIV does not mean it works like HIV.
BTW: If you want to contribute to the fight, install BOINC on your home machine and therejoin the Rosetta@home project, which takes idle time from you PC to calculate protein structures, ( for many illnesses, but mainly Covid-19 at the moment) in an effort to find something to block the mechanism used by the virus.
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