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originally posted by: Hecate666
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: CthruU
You realize that of 2900 people who have had it, confirmed, 2805 are still alive...?
That's really nice at the moment. I am so glad. Bad news is that viruses mutate, really quickly. The more people have it the more likely it becomes. It's what they do.
Now maybe this one won't. Maybe it's a laid back virus that doesn't want us dead. Yay.
Not to consider the very likely fact that viruses CAN and most often WILL mutate however is a bit naive.
What else is experience for if not to repeat mistakes of the past?
I would always err on the side of caution.
Where you getting your figures?????? The media?
Do you believe everything your told by the system?
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Lead researcher and dean of HKU’s faculty of medicine Gabriel Leung
Leung said his team’s research showed self-sustaining human-to-human transmission was already happening in all major mainland cities and warned that a pandemic may be close. “We have to be prepared, that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic,” he said.
originally posted by: weirdguy
originally posted by: ARM1968
I heard somewhere a few days ago that the exact virus loose in China was discovered by Chinese military scientists in 2018, isolated from a bat. It has likely sent to, contained within and worked on at the level 4 lab in Wuhan. I am awaiting further information from my son’s friend, but nothing new for over 24hrs now. a reply to: weirdguy
The closest DNA match for the 2019-ncov is Bat SARS-like coronavirus isolate bat-SL-CoVZC45. It has a 95% match and it's DNA was sequenced and submitted to the gene database by a Chinese military hospital/ university, on 05-JAN-2018.
The genome can be found at this link. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
The genome for 2019ncov also called Wuhan-Hu-1 was submitted to the gene database on 05-JAN-2020, by the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center & School of Public Health. And also submitted on 17-JAN-2020, by National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA. The genome can be found at this link. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
This is not a biological weapon, numerous genetic labs around the world have DNA samples and/or copies to help develop vaccines and assays. If I was going to weaponise a virus it would be Ebola or Influenza.
originally posted by: violet
originally posted by: BiffTannen
Yesterday I posted that there were two suspected cases of the virus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In fact, so far only one case is suspected.
There’s two: the wife of the man who was infected