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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:44 AM

45. Yes, nor am I but...

There are currently over 7 billion of us on the planet. So, at least 1 in 15 of the people who ever lived are alive today. Also, as cited in this thread we have unprecedented mobility. The virus travels around the planet in its various human hosts in a matter of weeks or even days.

I seriously doubt that this virus can end the species. It doesn't have a high enough fatality rate. But, we should take note that a similar but slightly more lethal virus could make real lasting dents in our society and economy.

I don't know how much is known about virus evolution. We are learning on the fly. As one health official said, we are building the airplane mid-flight.

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