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8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby jdege on Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:40 pm

https://www.seacoastonline.com/zz/news/20200330/8-strains-of-coronavirus-are-circling-globe-heres-what-clues-theyre-giving-scientists
8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here’s what clues they’re giving scientists.
The COVID-19 virus does not mutate very fast. It does so eight to 10 times more slowly than the influenza virus, said Anderson, making its evolution rate similar to other coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).


Some good news, at least.

The means that vaccines would have long-term effects, rather than becoming obsolete in a year.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby Bearcatrp on Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:33 pm

jdege wrote:https://www.seacoastonline.com/zz/news/20200330/8-strains-of-coronavirus-are-circling-globe-heres-what-clues-theyre-giving-scientists
8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here’s what clues they’re giving scientists.
The COVID-19 virus does not mutate very fast. It does so eight to 10 times more slowly than the influenza virus, said Anderson, making its evolution rate similar to other coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).


Some good news, at least.

The means that vaccines would have long-term effects, rather than becoming obsolete in a year.

Not in this greedy country. They will want you to take vaccines for each one.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby Ghost on Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:35 pm

This is *******

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/corona ... 08771.html
Sewage shows we’re undercounting coronavirus cases -- by a lot, MA researchers say


Sewage at a major treatment facility in Massachusetts showed there are likely hundreds more people with coronavirus in the area than officials thought, researchers say.

Biobot Analytics, along with researchers from MIT, Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, tested samples of wastewater from an urban treatment plant in March, according to a report posted to the preprint server medRvix. Researchers found the amount of coronavirus particles in the samples was far higher than expected, indicating there are likely a lot more people infected with the virus than the official count, Newsweek reported.

Coronavirus can be found in human feces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers with Biobiot Analytics find COVID-19 in sewage by looking for its genetic fingerprint, the report on medRvix said.

There were about 450 confirmed coronavirus cases in the area of the treatment facility, but researchers estimated that the number of people actually infected with coronavirus is between 2,300 and 115,000, Newsweek reported. But Eric Alm, one of the study’s authors, emphasized that while they can detect the virus in urine and feces, people are not at risk of getting the disease through sewage, Newsweek reported.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby jdege on Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:23 pm

Ghost wrote:This is *******

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/corona ... 08771.html
Sewage shows we’re undercounting coronavirus cases -- by a lot, MA researchers say


If this is true, it means that Covid-19 is far less lethal than we'd thought.
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8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby sprigfan on Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:24 pm

Ghost wrote:Sewage at a major treatment facility in Massachusetts showed there are likely hundreds more people with coronavirus in the area than officials thought, researchers say.


I think that's just confirmation of the obvious. With so many people having mild or no symptoms, combined with the lack of testing for those who even go to the doctor, we have undercounted big time.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:22 am

sprigfan wrote:
Ghost wrote:Sewage at a major treatment facility in Massachusetts showed there are likely hundreds more people with coronavirus in the area than officials thought, researchers say.


I think that's just confirmation of the obvious. With so many people having mild or no symptoms, combined with the lack of testing for those who even go to the doctor, we have undercounted big time.

Which is fine. We don't shut down the economy every cold season.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby xd ED on Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:19 am

Holland&Holland wrote:Which is fine. We don't shut down the economy every cold season.


We haven't in the past.

But when some of the powers that be reflect on all that's been accomplished with this virus, they might never call it the flu again.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby Chunkychuck on Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:27 am

Ghost wrote:This is *******

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/corona ... 08771.html
Sewage shows we’re undercounting coronavirus cases -- by a lot, MA researchers say

But Eric Alm, one of the study’s authors, emphasized that while they can detect the virus in urine and feces, people are not at risk of getting the disease through sewage, Newsweek reported.


If this is true, why is it so hard to test humans. Seems like the companies that produce pregnancy tests could modify their units to detect the virus.
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Re: 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe.

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:31 am

xd ED wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Which is fine. We don't shut down the economy every cold season.


We haven't in the past.

But when some of the powers that be reflect on all that's been accomplished with this virus, they might never call it the flu again.


Well now that we have solved global warming and have a society that is completely reliant on the government, why would we go back?
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