posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 06:55 PM
a reply to: CIAGypsy
The real name is: 2019-nCoV
Parsing that, "2019" is when it became observed in the wild (early-, mid-December last year); "n" could be "novel" is that unlike other viruses you do
not have to be compromised or sick for it to attack (which is similar to what the Spanish Flu did in WWI. And we haven't seen anything like that since
until nCoV showed up). The "CoV" is just "coronal virus" in short hand.
Coronal virus is named that because of its shape. It looks like a halo (or ring) with a strand of RNA attached. This specific nCoV has a chunk of RNA
that can invade healthy cells. Other RNA strands are for things like the common cold (there are so many variations we cannot make a single vaccine
against all of them and the fear is, that like bacteria, if we start eradicating some the others will be become stronger. so we have to put up with
This RNA is particularly nasty because you can walk around with no symptoms (no body aches, no cough, no runny nose, no indication that you are
infected) then it hits you with full on pneumonia (your lungs fill up with sputum... phlegm/fluid/whatever you want to call it). That causes or
happens with something called a "Cytokine Storm" where your body kicks into overdrive to fight off an infection of the lungs. It is kind of like
adding fuel to a fire and you better be able to keep up of the fight! 1 in 50 can't and die (there is no "type" of person, young, old, healthy and
fit, no other infections, there is no discrimination). Some never present symptoms at all and are just carriers.
History is your friend on this one. Read up on the Native Americans and smallpox. The community had no immune defense against what for Europeans was a
1,000 year old battle. You read accounts of disgusted American doctors walking into villages where Indians lay dying on the ground, moaning, on their
side, puking and diarrhea everywhere, and all the medical help could say was, "These people have no shame! What disgusting conditions!" Talk about
blaming the victim!
I personally don't think of dying with liquid filled lungs as being "romantic" like the poets felt over TB.
Doom porn? Could be (probably is), but you should be informed!
Wash your hands! And stop touching your face!! Especially your eyes with your fingers!!!