Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

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Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by sTeamTraen » Fri May 14, 2021 7:58 am

Has it really been a year already? Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

Normally one wishes "many happy returns" at a moment like this, but I'd quite like this subforum to be a shadow of its former self soon, due to lack of interest, because the problem will have gone away.

Is it too much to expect that by this time next year we will be back to a single Covid thread?
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Post by Woodchopper » Fri May 14, 2021 9:16 am

Probably too optimistic.

There's new variants, new vaccines to deal with them, parts of the developing world probably won't be vaccinated at all in a year, long covid and how to treat it ...

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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by shpalman » Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:16 am
Probably too optimistic.

There's new variants, new vaccines to deal with them, parts of the developing world probably won't be vaccinated at all in a year, long covid and how to treat it ...
And those who'll claim, whenever it dies down in their privileged corner of the first world, that it wasn't a big deal after all.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by Millennie Al » Sat May 15, 2021 2:41 am

shpalman wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 am
And those who'll claim, whenever it dies down in their privileged corner of the first world, that it wasn't a big deal after all.
It's not as big a deal as some of the plagues of history. Although the number killed might eventually exceed the numbers for past plagues, most of that is due to the difference in the world's population. We should prepare for a future infection which is a much bigger deal - it will come eventually.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by Woodchopper » Sat May 15, 2021 6:50 am

Millennie Al wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:41 am
shpalman wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 am
And those who'll claim, whenever it dies down in their privileged corner of the first world, that it wasn't a big deal after all.
It's not as big a deal as some of the plagues of history. Although the number killed might eventually exceed the numbers for past plagues, most of that is due to the difference in the world's population. We should prepare for a future infection which is a much bigger deal - it will come eventually.
Similar mortality to the Black Death seems to be a pretty high threshold for something being ‘a big deal’.

But yes, the next pandemic could be much worse. Or maybe the next phase of this one if variants evolve significant immune escape.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by lpm » Sat May 15, 2021 7:08 am

Meh. We've got far better treatments as well as tweakable vaccines. I'm not scared of Covid-19 which is, let's face it, predominantly a harvester of the elderly.

What I'm scared of is a pandemic that kills children and the young.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by shpalman » Sat May 15, 2021 8:05 am

Millennie Al wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:41 am
shpalman wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 am
And those who'll claim, whenever it dies down in their privileged corner of the first world, that it wasn't a big deal after all.
It's not as big a deal as some of the plagues of history. Although the number killed might eventually exceed the numbers for past plagues, most of that is due to the difference in the world's population. We should prepare for a future infection which is a much bigger deal - it will come eventually.
If it had "only" killed that many under normal circumstances rather than killing that many despite shutting down most of the economy and activity of major parts of the world then yeah it would have been a bit less of a big deal.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by Stephanie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:54 pm

Wow I missed this. What a day that was for me eh
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Re: Happy Birthday, Temporary covid subforum!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:50 pm

I've gotta say I'm glad we made that special section. It's nice to be able to browse something online without it all being pandemic related.

Can't quite bring myself to celebrate with a cake though ;)
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