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originally posted by: dragonridr
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: JON666
Could they engineer this virus to be able to live on inorganic material
A virus will sleep on inorganic material, no problem, until the times is right.
This is a flu virus if it dries out its dead. Ad far as being airborne this is nothing new it was discovered all flu virus strains can be passed on by just the act of breathing. Depending on the environment it can stay airborne for several minutes maybe up to an hour.
Now everyone needs to calm down this strain of the flu appears to be no more lethal than the other flu viruses. It kills the elderly and the very young. Most people will just get sick and then recover as their body fights off the flu.
As for the virus itself as the weather warms up this will come to an abrupt halt just like the normal flu at the end of flu season.
originally posted by: RazorV66
originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: LookingAtMars
Could they engineer this virus to be able to live on inorganic material like paper and plastics? Think of all the packages coming out of China sent world wide quite a bio weapon.
Thanks for that.
In my job as a mail carrier, I handle hundreds of China packages a week.
On February 7, he died of the coronavirus, the China’s People’s Daily reported. And his was just one tragic example of China’s attempts to control the narrative, quiet dissenters, and censor information. (The latest comes in news that Chinese lawyer and citizenship journalist Chen Qiushi, who has been reporting critically on the conditions in Wuhan, has disappeared.)
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) clarified Monday that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has not yet been classified as an airborne disease.
DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press conference that he asked for information from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding reports saying the 2019-nCoV, which causes acute respiratory disease, is now airborne.
“There’s nothing conclusive about it at this time,” said Domingo. “It’s still being studied by the WHO.”
The ministry's director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the disease being airborne isn't something to be nervous about.
"I think the way it's been reported is it's a worrying new development. In fact, aerosol spread of respiratory viruses is well known, it's well described," Dr Bloomfield said.
Respiratory viruses spread three ways - through direct contact, droplets settling on surfaces and aerosol transmission. The latter is one of the main ways they infect people.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Vroomfondel
Sort of hoping the containment measures hold it off here until we hit spring. This place turns into a swamp with high humidity. It's not the deep south, but plenty humid with the rivers.