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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: February 16, 2020, 05:06:38 PM »
Exclusive: Chinese doctors say Wuhan coronavirus reinfection even deadlier
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3876197
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According to the message forwarded to Taiwan News, “It’s highly possible to get infected a second time. A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure.”
I thought that once you recover from a virus you are immune...at least for a long time.
The reason you keep getting colds and flus is because there are dozens of different varieties of these diseases.
Am I wrong, or is Covid-19 mutating so fast?

Is it possible that while the meds are dramatically reducing the viral load in the patient, they are also suppressing the patients own immune system? They then release the "recovered" patient only to have the virus grow rapidly again in the now immune suppressed patient.

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: February 09, 2020, 12:48:56 AM »
Once again mortality at 2.1%

These figures from China are complete BS

I think it's quite obvious that basic hospital care (for example treatment with added oxygen) means life instead of death for many severely/critically ill patients. The Hubei province, especially Wuhan City, didn't have hospital capacity to meet demands as the outbreak gained momentum. With the recently added hospital capacity, as well as increased understanding how to treat patients, I expect the death rate to drop quickly. There are 10 000 cases outside of Hubei but only 26 deaths (0,2%).


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Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:57:50 PM »
It looks as though they might need to get the lawnmower out in Utqiagvik soon. In several years of visiting the Barrow Webcam I can't remember this area greening up as much. Sign of the times, I'm afraid.

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