New Coronavirus threat

Boagrius

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Common flu affects billions of people annually. Every day there is pandemic. Whether we consider something pandemic depends on politics.

If you think about it, CDC released stats only a few thousand people in the US died from COVID-19, the remaining deaths were associated with COVD-19 but not necessarily due to it.
There is absolutely no equivalence between seasonal flu and COVID19. The former is a well-understood virus whose treatment, mitigation and management strategies are well established. The latter is a far more dangerous (and probably contagious) novel virus that is poorly understood by comparison.
 
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Boagrius

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Common flu was also pretty lethal when it first appeared. The survivors are pretty much immune to it. Same with black death. The survivors transmitted it to the New World after it ravaged Europe. COVID-19 lethality is down to 1 to 3 percent now that the people who are most susceptible to it have been killed by it. Over the next year lethality should fall to 1 percent. 10 years from now the survivors will be pretty much all immune to it.
More sweeping claims with no sources to support them. An infection fatality rate (IFR) of 1-3% would make COVID19 orders of magnitude more lethal than seasonal flu. Bearing in mind that only a small fraction of the human population has been exposed to the disease and the existence & mechanisms for immunity after exposure are not yet well documented, you are simply peddling misinformation at this point.
 

OPSSG

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More sweeping claims with no sources to support them. An infection fatality rate (IFR) of 1-3% would make COVID19 orders of magnitude more lethal than seasonal flu. Bearing in mind that only a small fraction of the human population has been exposed to the disease and the existence & mechanisms for immunity after exposure are not yet well documented, you are simply peddling misinformation at this point.
Many thanks for your lucid efforts at correcting deliberate misinformation being posted by fozraro. For his refusal to accept the science of pandemic management and lack of ability to respond professionally across multiple threads, the Moderators, at the request of multiple members, who have reported his posts, have also banned him.

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Boagrius

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Many thanks for your lucid efforts at correcting deliberate misinformation being posted by fozraro. For his refusal to accept the science of pandemic management and lack of ability to respond professionally across multiple threads, the Moderators, at the request of multiple members, who have reported his posts, have also banned him.

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No problem @OPSSG. Happy to do what I can to maintain the quality of information on the forum.
 

John Fedup

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Early indications suggest the flu season will be minimal in Canada, similar to Southern Hemisphere countries. Not sure which measures are most responsible for the decrease, masks and social distancing or travel bans or all these measures? As the US and Canada have similar travel bans but different approaches to mask wearing and social distancing, any significant higher flu infection rates in the US would seem to indicate mask and social distancing are the main reasons for lower rates this year.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/flu-season-2020-canada-public-health-1.58046731605632966384.png
 

ngatimozart

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Our health experts in NZ have put the very low flu rate down to the COVID-19 precautions that have been taken here. Whether or not the same low rates will occur in the northern hemisphere will depend upon individual countries COVID-19 pandemic precautions.
 
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