Off Topic Corona virus

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  1. Gessa

    Gessa Well-Known Member

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    One of my wife's customers is a police officer, she was on the phone to her yesterday she said what they're hearing is total lock down before the weekend, army are on stand by to assist in big towns and cities.
     
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    Thank 2p, I'm sure we'll be ok but you can't be too careful.
    Wife's sister is a senior nurse and she frightened the bejesus out of her on Saturday with the facts and figures of it all.
     
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    Lets hope theyre immune from a cold and flu <whistle>
     
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  5. wakeycentraloneleeds

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    Just flu???
    Good read from an immunologist at John Hopkins University
    Not really feeling sick and do not want to be..but if you are feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand...
    It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics.
    Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.
    Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.
    Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..
    H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.
    Fast forward.
    Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”
    This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.
    And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..
    That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.
    We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.
    Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...
    And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.
    Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not needed right now.
    #flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on. To copy and paste, hold your hand on the text till copy appears, then go to your page and hold you finger down again till paste appears.
     
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    A lot of people need to read this
     
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    Excellent article, scary stuff
     
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    ... and then have it explained to them and then forced to stay home!

    Is it selfishness, stupidity or ignorance or both :emoticon-0105-wink: ?
     
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    It's selfishness and stupidity nobody can be ignorant about what is going on, can they,
    Read a story today about 3 youths 16,18 and 19 went up to a 70 year old woman and started coughing in her face
    When a passer by went to intervene we'll both finished up black eyes. So even these MORONS knows what's going on
     
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    I hope there is existing legislation to prosecute these crimes as assault. In the US, I'm aware of such laws regarding knowingly exposing others to STDs!
     
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    Police have it under investigation but will properly get lost in transit as I have a feeling the police will have more on their minds very shortly
     
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    More on their minds than attempted murder?!?!? :emoticon-0104-surpr
     
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    Well she’s only an old biddy even if she is younger than me that’s the attitude of so many in this world not in a good mood at the moment
    I have been in self isolation in my static caravan for nearly 3 weeks and the morons who would not follow government guide lines may well mean I will have to move back home which for a variety of reasons threatens my wife’s life and mine
     
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    I mentioned this on Saturday, but its not true because this man went to their aide, so its all his fault, or its CGI some on here will tell you.
     
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    Greed.
     
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  16. Gessa

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    If you receive an email or WhatsApp with the Subject “Ding Dong” don’t open it, they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses working from home
     
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    Well it gave me a laugh anyway
     
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  18. JonnyLosAngeles

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    Like the Palestinian terrorist who blew up his house?
     
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    Yes, saw that one
     
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    Working from home!
     
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