Hygiene and precautions are necessary, but reassuring news

Results are now available from a study of the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

Of 3711 people, 700 were infected (under 20%).

18% of these showed no symptoms. Since this group contained a great many oldies, in the general population this is guaranteed to be higher.

Of those infected, 1.1% died.

The problem is not that this is some terrible plague. It isn’t. The problem is that it is new, and we do not have antibodies against it. So, the logical thing is to slow down its spread to enable medical services to cope, and wait for the universal availability of an immunisation program.

Then it can be handled like other diseases, many of them far worse, such as smallpox, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, and so on.

And anti-vaxxers had better pull their heads in.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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5 Responses to Hygiene and precautions are necessary, but reassuring news

  1. acflory says:

    Well said. πŸ™‚

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  2. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Dear Bob,
    Thanks for sharing this information. You are a wealth of information and ideas! Thank you for being you!

    Never Give Up
    Joan

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  3. pendantry says:

    And anti-vaxxers had better pull their heads in.

    Thanks for the belly laugh! πŸ˜€

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