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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    11 Feb '20 17:13
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532683-400-coronavirus-why-infections-from-animals-are-such-a-deadly-problem/

    Apparently bats seem to be virus generators, when transmitted to humans, we have no immunity built in so lots of people die before it mutates to a less deadly version. Those viruses don't want to kill hosts because it tends to stop the transmission so it mutates to less deadly varieties and so inserts itself into our DNA basically.
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    11 Feb '20 17:25
    @sonhouse said
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532683-400-coronavirus-why-infections-from-animals-are-such-a-deadly-problem/

    Apparently bats seem to be virus generators, when transmitted to humans, we have no immunity built in so lots of people die before it mutates to a less deadly version. Those viruses don't want to kill hosts because it tends to stop the transmission so it mutates to less deadly varieties and so inserts itself into our DNA basically.
    Last count if accurate was a few over 1,000 already dead.

    Makes me wonder what the real count is as of course they don't want panic to spread which I think is already the case.

    -VR
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    11 Feb '20 17:27
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    But the good news is these deadly viruses don't really want to actually kill humans, just want to get a free ride so eventually the death toll slows down and the virus mutates to something akin to the common cold like the hundreds of others like it.
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    11 Feb '20 17:34
    @sonhouse said
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    But the good news is these deadly viruses don't really want to actually kill humans, just want to get a free ride so eventually the death toll slows down and the virus mutates to something akin to the common cold like the hundreds of others like it.
    In the meantime what will the death toll be? Already higher than the sars outbreak back in 2002 I believe it was.

    -VR
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    11 Feb '20 18:03
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    No doubt it will rise MUCH higher before it mutates to less deadly version. Remember there was flu/influenza outbreak a hundred years ago killed millions before it stabilized to safer version.
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    11 Feb '20 18:18
    @sonhouse said
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    No doubt it will rise MUCH higher before it mutates to less deadly version. Remember there was flu/influenza outbreak a hundred years ago killed millions before it stabilized to safer version.
    True enough, Good luck to everyone with this new Coronavirus.

    -VR
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    11 Feb '20 19:23
    @Very-Rusty

    New name, Covid-19
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    11 Feb '20 19:35
    @sonhouse said
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    New name, Covid-19
    What is with the new name?

    -VR
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    11 Feb '20 20:14
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    That's what the egg heads call it now.
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    11 Feb '20 20:24
    @sonhouse said
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    That's what the egg heads call it now.
    COVID-19: New coronavirus disease named by World Health ...
    Globalnews.ca-43 minutes ago
    The new coronavirus disease has been named COVID-19, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday. This strain of coronavirus was ...
    Covid-19: The new coronavirus now officially has a name
    New Scientist-3 hours ago
    WHO names new coronavirus as COVID-19
    International-CGTN-4 hours ago
    Coronavirus FINALLY has a name: World health chiefs label ...
    In-Depth-Daily Mail-5 hours ago
    World Health Organization names the new coronavirus ...
    CNBC-4 hours ago
    World Health Organisation gives coronavirus an official name ...
    In-Depth-The Sydney Morning Herald-3 hours ago

    Now we know the rest of the story!

    -VR
  11. Subscribersonhouse
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    11 Feb '20 22:17
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    Yep, that'l make it SO much easier to cure now😉
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