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2020-03-30 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronaplague roundup: 4 in 10 people worldwide confined due to pandemic
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Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [166 views ]  Top

#1 So, 60% are going to get it before the cure is ready?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-03-30 03:10||   2020-03-30 03:10|| Front Page Top

#2 But Nextstrain cofounder Trevor Bedford said the mutations are so small that there is no strain of the virus that is more harmful.

A random mutation should not lead to improvement in pathogenicity. To get this you need work in a lab.
If anything, cycles of variation/selection should lead to a less violent pathogen (according to DWEMs)
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-30 03:29||   2020-03-30 03:29|| Front Page Top

#3 Israeli TV: Almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are ultra-Orthodox

G*d helps only these who help themselves.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-30 03:32||   2020-03-30 03:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Africa will be interesting.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-03-30 06:49||   2020-03-30 06:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Africa will be interesting.

But so seldom in a welcoming, wholesome sort of way.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-30 08:34||   2020-03-30 08:34|| Front Page Top

#6 I think Bedford meant that none of the strains was significantly worse than the others. This, even though some countries have much higher fatalities as a percent of cases (which can have many other causes than the strength of the virus)

what he didn't say was whether the therapies currently in use (the quinine based compounds, the Gilead drug, the various other anti virals) work about the same on each of the strains; I think this is probably so but the data is very messy and will take a long time to determine.
Posted by lord garth 2020-03-30 08:56||   2020-03-30 08:56|| Front Page Top

#7 Coronavirus update: Tamil Nadu man breaks quarantine, runs naked, bites woman to death
Posted by Frank G 2020-03-30 11:53||   2020-03-30 11:53|| Front Page Top

#8 ^Call MCB.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-30 12:34||   2020-03-30 12:34|| Front Page Top

#9 Italy and France are now prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for coronavirus patients
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-30 12:46||   2020-03-30 12:46|| Front Page Top

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