In many places long ago, in families with many kids, as soon as one kid caught an illness, parents would put the other kids in close contact, so they could all catch it at once. Because it was less trouble to care for all the kids in a family at once than to care for them one at a time.
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You can't always trust your intuitions, they can fail you.
I would volunteer for free any day of the week. This is not dangerous unless you have another underlying health issue!
If this were the 18th century and if this were an essay by Swift, it would make a lot of sense. This is, however, the 21st century and no one reads Swift anymore....
Well this also aged badly...north Italy was/is developed, and U.S can’t, although trying, to, either buy, or develop vaccines...they are trying though, and I hope they do...but currently it looks lockdowns are inevitable (unless this type of controlled infection is done for about two years) I just hope society/states can last that long.
By the time it runs its course this season, will Covid19 kill more than 1% of what regular old flu kills–about 6,000?
This comment aged about the worst it could possibly age.
All the points in the article hit home for me. Also consider the following:
How do you explain the steady decline to 2% more cases recently if the virus can't be stopped?
Copper on surfaces is useful, but you can't use it as a medicine because it becomes toxic if you eat too much.
"Some public-health experts say outbreak’s general trajectory nonetheless hasn’t changed."
The trajectory may not have changed, but it is on a good trajectory as the increase is clearly downward.
Here are some graphs for the SARS outbreak, which followed the same pattern:
It is good news if there has already been a lot of leakage in the quarantine and the rate of increase of both cases and deaths have still (mostly) steadily dropped since Jan 24th. This is usually the typical course of an outbreak, not that there aren't exceptions.