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General Corona Virus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

OZDUCK

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As was, unfortunately, foreseeable the rapid rise in infections in Europe is now translating into a rapid rise in deaths. This follows on from signs that medical systems in some countries are becoming overstressed and radical choices are having to be made.


 

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Just checked worldometers and the daily figure for the US is 98,500 cases :(. I suppose the only good thing is so much more knowledge and treatments now than during the first wave.
 

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Europe is certainly in a bad place.
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However quite possibly this is due to another viral mutation which again increases infectivity.


However it will put strain on some countries hospital systems.Just look at the UK-one of the lowest hospital bed numbers per population in Europe.
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The UK is also a little low on critical bed numbers.
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We are still learning about this virus.
It is possible that young children are less likely to become positive because the MMR vaccine may be protective.

And working out the different effects on the nervous system.
First it may initially alleviate pain.

But then it may get into the peripheral nerves and cause pain and other neurogenic symptoms.
 

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