- Nov 2, 2019
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True. It's happened many times. But... IS it what happened?Probably because viruses can jump between species.
Adding it to the list of possible origins for the virus is fine. Declaring it to definitively be THE origin is premature. We don't know with certainty where it came from yet. To declare it as a definitely that months ago when we knew even less?
Seems like a possibility. Then again, I suspect that containment was impossible by the time they realized what had happened.Yep, Hanlon's Razor* needs to be applied to this whole situation. I (personally) feel that a balls-up may have led to the initial exposure of people to the novel (to humans) Coronavirus and then arse-covering was given a higher priority than containment.
The breakdowns on the infection stats are pretty interesting. I checked a while back on the CDC site and it listed 80% or more as having no major symptoms. But more recent studies have concluded this is LESS than the actual, and maybe as few as 13% actually get sick. Yeah some people die, but most don't. Though you might die if you get a second case of a different strain after you survive the first one.No and I don't think you will catch it. I won't. In fact, the leader of the country i am in stated I "wasn't allowed to get it" (being an International truck driver). If this was a REAL virus with such a potential devastating effect, EVERYBODY would be at risk, including the police, Army, Diplomats and truck drivers
It's not just airlines. I've heard about it as a general extension of masking rules.But get wise. These testing stations are here to stay for a very long time. Travel WILL become the norm only after you have been tested, at the PRICE they see fit to extort from you, If they don't like your face....it's positive. You travel nowhere
Many Airlines are clamouring for COVID PASSPORTS
only two? depends on how you define them. Looks like the vaccines are too late. Well actually the virus had too many variants by the time anyone made a vaccine for the vaccine to work on them all.Remind me. How many variants are there now? Two? Original and S.Africa/UK variant or is the "Kent" variant included as well.
That's just it... that only really applies over long distances... and the virus went global months before the health advisories went out. Quarantine in many places failed before the virus had a name. Read the various links in this thread. The pandemic got started in the SUMMER of 2019. It's been identified in blood samples from Italy that were taken MONTHS prior to the virus having a NAME.The problem is people were asked not to travel, not to expose others to it and the people ignored it.
It's as simple as each time (and I mean each individual cell in a person's body) the virus replicates there is a chance to mutate. Realistically it's rare for all viruses in a specific individual to have exactly the same genetic sequence. Many of them mutate constantly. And this is true of the samples of Covid-19 that were obtained in 2019. There were multiple strains before it had a name.Variants are created by spread, as far as I see. Spread within a community, not necessarily a different country. The more an organism reproduces, the higher chance of mutation. So if, for instance, you had a single city that allowed a virus to run rampant, the virus would have more opportunity to mutate in, say, a much more virulent form. And this virulent form can spread from said city.
Sure, there are people with an apathetic attitude that made it worse. They're not the reason the virus went global. It went global because it's an airborne disease so contagious you can get it from being in the same room that someone with the virus was in days ago. And also because most people don't actually get sick. Like I said up above about illness rates, the early spread was likely due to people who had no reason to think they had a contagious disease doing normal everyday stuff. The virus was in multiple major population centers back in november2019.