Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu?

Before you read any further understand this is "fake news" well sort of, its maybe not as bad as a full blow internet hoax in that there is some basic science in place. A thread here or a thread there. The truth is we aren't really sure how or why this virus is or is not mutating.

The give away is in the first line "It has to do with RNA sequencing" the truth is RNA sequencing is a testing method for genetics not something that happens to cells

But read on anyways just remember it not based on fact.

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu?

Here it is in a nutshell.

I hope this helps.

Feel free to share this with others who don’t understand.

It has to do with RNA sequencing.... i.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”.

The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans (then it’s a problem), Why?

Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens - we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, that's what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be.

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus - it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long - but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people.

At first, only animals could give it to a person - But here is the scary part - in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs.

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza - this one is slippery AF.

And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L

Which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.
We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed (honestly - understand him so much better now).

Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation.

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will).

Who is to say, what it will do next.

Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not sexy right now.

#flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on.


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South, Central, Metro, Airport go take a smoke break. Your time will come I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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You know the ol sayin.
Fat girls are like mopeds.....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really look for or care about any of the bolo’s put out in emails?

Anonymous said...

Our president is doing a great job with this nightmare. Anyone that would rather have Bernie or Biden in charge of this mess is just nuts!!

Anonymous said...

Please. Trump is a fucking retard.

Anonymous said...

Keep America Great 2020!!!

Anonymous said...

Instead of blah blah about problems around here, can we all talk about solutions? Is everyone so desperate to get to sgt pay that no one forms work groups to combat poor leadership decisions? Is the FOP a valuable tool that CMPD can rely on? I am guessing not.

Anonymous said...

That's like a one legged man goin into an ass kickin contest.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever gone to the FOP for legal help? If not, know that they got you if you have a legitimate issue. That’s comforting to me. It’s also all I’m expecting for my yearly dues.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. The FOP serves 2 purposes as I see it.
Provide cheap legal assistance if needed.
Provide a place for old washed up police to gather and drink cheap while telling war stories.

Anonymous said...

If you are on her slamming the FOP you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Michalec and the rest of the officers who volunteer their time are very special people. God bless them. When you involved in a shooting or get railroaded by the brass you’ll be happy your a member. Any cop, in this BLM cop-hating climate must have FOP protection.

Anonymous said...

Yall get ready for the fun. its apparent the third floor is clueless how to handle any of this coronavirus shit get ready for 12hr shifts of us pretending that everything is fine and theres nothing to be concerned about.