darkoz
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January 13th, 2021 at 10:43:16 AM permalink
Even worse than British and South African Covid.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.10tv.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/ohio-state-scientists-discover-new-covid-19-variant/530-53264e7d-b7a2-4983-924e-3e5024b94b3a
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January 13th, 2021 at 10:49:59 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Even worse than British and South African Covid.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.10tv.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/ohio-state-scientists-discover-new-covid-19-variant/530-53264e7d-b7a2-4983-924e-3e5024b94b3a

Well, keep it to yourselves. If it's anything like British and African variants, it will be rampant. Currently 1 in 50 Brits is infected at this very moment. In our capital, 1 in 30 has Covid. We had our worst day for deaths yesterday.
Incidentally that link is blocked to me.

Stay safe. Don't give this plague the use of your legs.
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January 13th, 2021 at 10:53:10 AM permalink
I read yesterday that they have already identified over 50 strains of this Covid.
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:01:01 AM permalink
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I read yesterday that they have already identified over 50 strains of this Covid.

Oh, there are VAST numbers of slightly mutated variants. In fact with genome sequencing, the clever folks can track the flow of infection from person to person just based on tiny changes. The UK and African variants, and the Danish Mink variant were conspicuous by their different behavior and infectivity. It's evolution on a rapid scale.
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:18:23 AM permalink
The virus is what it eats.
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:23:17 AM permalink
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The virus is what it eats.

It's certainly nothing without a host: Without an incubator.
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:25:46 AM permalink
It's just waiting for you for 2 weeks on any surface.
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:27:39 AM permalink
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It's just waiting for you for 2 weeks on any surface.



It's not two weeks lol.

The entire postal system, Amazon, food delivery, etc would be shutdown as the infection was mailed and delivered across the globe
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January 13th, 2021 at 11:54:16 AM permalink
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It's not two weeks lol.

The entire postal system, Amazon, food delivery, etc would be shutdown as the infection was mailed and delivered across the globe

As I understand it, the virus can remain viable and liable to infect if it sits on hard surfaces such as plastic or metal. or about 72 hours on porous surfaces. However, that's not been demonstrated to be a significant infection vector compared from direct exhalation to inhalation transmission. This is, after all a virus that is mostly incubated in the lungs of it's host and it attaches to and invades cells within the lungs of it's target. Even skin to skin viruses like HPV are spread mostly by direct skin contact and not by hand.
If an infected person coughs or sneezes into their hands, it's quite an arduaous journey from their hand to the door handle they touch, to the hands I touch the handle with and onwards to my lung after I pick my nose. Far easier if they cough in my proximity as I inhale.
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January 13th, 2021 at 12:03:52 PM permalink
RP: Urgent story being lost in the headlines today: The UK variant is confirmed in NYC.

Covid is spreading here at an alarming rate.
- 6k cases/day
- 3.3k in hospital
- Deaths rising steadily

The variant now increases the peril. We have to double down on precautions to slow this.

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