pulse Report This Comment
Date: July 14, 2020 01:48PM
Don't know if those stats are correct, though the ratios sound roughly up there
with what the UK has been experiencing.
This is really the issue with this virus; doesn't matter where it came from,
what caused it, whatever. It's really not a case of 99:1 OK:BAD. There's a
significant number of "in between" cases too, so while it may not kill
you it may fuck you up to the point where that might actually be worse.
Sadly the world has given up because it's all too hard/expensive. I'm hoping we
will get back on top of things in Melbourne "real soon", and the new
outbreaks in Sydney will get under control; after that it's going to be very
interesting to see what happens with eg international travel; too much money and
effort has gone into trying to get things under control to just open up borders
again. Though that's a lot easier to control for places like Australia or New
Zealand with no land borders.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 14, 2020 01:57PM
One of my sons is 32. A classmate of his from their school days got COVID, had
a stroke, and will be disabled for the rest of his life. The
"President" and the "Governor" of Florida are intent on
opening schools on time, about 4 weeks from now where I live. Florida is setting
records with infections, and hospitalizations are rising as are deaths. My
niece, a 49 year old high school language teacher in Ohio, is terrified for her
students, their families, her coworkers, and herself.