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    The thing is, has COVID in another guise already done the rounds and we simply discounted it because infection did not result in death?

    I recall being ill four years back in Jan 2016, peak time for the Chinks here in Pattaya, with symptoms very similar to those exhibited by COVID i.e fatigue, headaches, a throat so sore it was like swallowing razor blades and then a dry cough and general debility.

    The science is just catching up but what we need quickly is an advance in a cheap and swift serological testing regime so that people can find out if their blood contains antibodies indicating a previous COVID-like infection.

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    Testing and tracing in general is clearly the key.

    It's a flu, so of course people have had similar in the past.

    And my word, even BoJo seems to realise there's a problem now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I recall being ill four years back in Jan 2016, peak time for the Chinks here in Pattaya, with symptoms very similar to those exhibited by COVID i.e fatigue, headaches, a throat so sore it was like swallowing razor blades and then a dry cough
    These syphilis symptoms may come and go for up to 2 years. They include body rashes that last 2 – 6 weeks — often on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. There are lots of other symptoms, including mild fever, fatigue, sore throat, hair loss, weight loss, swollen glands, headache, and muscle pains.
    A good night was it?

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    Let that be a lesson, it's possible that none of this would be happening if inconsiderate bastards bothered to forward that message to 10 other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Testing and tracing in general is clearly the key.

    It's a flu, so of course people have had similar in the past.

    And my word, even BoJo seems to realise there's a problem now.


    But does prior infection by an antecedent of COVID-19 confer some form of immunity against its current iteration?

    Remember, the Spanish influenza outbreak in 1917/18 mainly killed those in the 20-40 age range so it may be there is a DNA to be traced here that accounts for the caprice of a disease that leaves the majority with a 'touch of the flu' symptoms and then blasts others with full blown pneumonia killings them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Spanish influenza
    this is a novel coronavirus - humans to not have antibodies because it is an animal virus

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    https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1240417745419882501

    A bunch of future Trumpturds in Miami.

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    Well that's no surprise from this pair of whackjobs.

    RAND PAUL TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS DAYS AFTER HIS FATHER DISMISSED PANIC OVER THE DISEASE AS A HOAX


    https://www.newsweek.com/rand-pauls-father-wrote-coronavirus-hoax-article-days-before-son-tested-positive-covid-19-1493662

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    Tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus

    Map and charts showing the spread of the novel coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    this is a novel coronavirus - humans to not have antibodies because it is an animal virus
    I'm not sure what it is you are trying to say. Indeed, you may not know yourself but the body's immune system will develop antibodies against this infection. Scientists are very much working on a test now that identifies them quickly and efficiently and several have reported successes but studies are awaited. It is serological and has fuck all to do with testing for infection by the virus which is completed by swab checks.

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    The COVID-2019 Thread-sp-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    the body's immune system will develop antibodies against this infection
    no it will not as it does not recognize it as an infection - it is a RNA virus

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    no it will not as it does not recognize it as an infection - it is a RNA virus
    Where are you getting your information?

    New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of coronavirus pandemic | Science | AAAS

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    Londoners also seem to think they are above such viruses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^^
    I love the way he's holding the donut...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Most informative description I have read so far!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    right now itís hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.
    Be smart folks... acting like youíre unafraid is so not sexy right now.
    #flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on.
    what happened to your advocacy for 'herd immunity'?


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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post


    no it will not as it does not recognize it as an infection - it is a RNA virus
    You are talking utter bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post

    no it will not as it does not recognize it as an infection - it is a RNA virus
    Yeah --uh, so are dengue, Zika, enterovirus, influenza A and B. People quite happily make antibodies against those, and they will do so against this virus if infected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    But for those of us who do know how to use them efficaciously they are an arrow in the quiver of defence against this plague.
    Sausages has moved from level 2 to 3 to 4 in 48 hours.

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    Baldrick is correct... An animal virus that mutates to humans leaves a gap in our immune system - hence, why they are so dangerous; no inherent immunity and no ready vaccine/immunisation (another two reasons why it's different from the seasonal flu).

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    Actually just thought back to yesterday, triggered by seeing an article stating McDs is shutting all its UK stores. The ladies at he tills yesterday all sat there with no protection all day with hundreds of people passing them - seems a bit risky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Why masks are ineffective in general. I have been watching people wearing masks and they routinely pull them down to talk then wipe their face then put the mask up. I witness people who take the mask off but never washed their hands after then touch their face. This is quite common. As my daughter has said to me over and over, Masks should really only be worn if you have signs of being ill or you are caring for an ill family member or work in the medical community.

    I see people panicking and spending copious amounts of money to get them and most use them improperly making them ineffective.
    I don't give a crap what your daughter has said.


    Why condoms are ineffective in general. I have been watching people wearing condoms and they routinely pull them down to talk then wipe their penis then put the condom back on. I witness people who take the condom off but never washed their hands after then touch their penis. This is quite common. As my daughter has said to me over and over, condoms should really only be worn if you have signs of being aids infected or you are caring for an ill family member or work in the medical community.

    I see people panicking and spending copious amounts of money to get them and most use them improperly making them ineffective.
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    ^You "witness" this from where?

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