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(MSN)   Why was China able to get the coronavirus under control in February? Because they weren't dealing with the highly infectious "G" version that took over the world in March   (msn.com) divider line
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4394 clicks; posted to Politics » and Geek » on 29 Jun 2020 at 12:49 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
34 votes:
I was watching a documentary a few years back, about a virus that broke out of containment and devastated the remote, underground laboratory that had been studying it.  But that was the "T" form of the virus.  A little later, a more infectious "G-virus" appeared and basically wiped an entire American city off the map.

It looks like history is repeating itself.
 
6 days ago  
12 votes:
It wasn't because they welded the doors shut of apartment buildings? Because I figured it was that.
 
6 days ago  
11 votes:
China found the G-spot?
 
6 days ago  
8 votes:
Solving the mystery of the D614G mutation won't make much of a difference in the short term, Andersen said. "We were unable to deal with D," he said. "If G transmits even better, we're going to be unable to deal with that one."

This is really the part that matters, but don't you dare try to science in a red state or a MAGAteer. Them masks is tireany, a hoax and kinnin' peoples!


great_tigers: NateAsbestos: great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.

At least we can be reasonably assured Biden will do farking something about it.

Get out of here with this weak shiat.

What weak shiat? You know Corona will be completely eliminated the minute Biden takes office. So we have that going for us which is nice.


Speaking of dipschittery... didn't we see you sleeping on a plane the other day?
 
6 days ago  
8 votes:
god i wish i could type stuff better
 
6 days ago  
8 votes:
I was assured this would not mutate.  I demand a refund!
 
6 days ago  
7 votes:
The G virus?
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6 days ago  
6 votes:

Clarence Brown: That isn't what the article says. At all.

It says that the "G" mutation might be more infectious, but that's speculation. What the article does say that's worth noting is: "The mutation does not seem to lead to worse outcomes in patients. Nor did it alter the virus's response to antibodies from patients who had the D variant, Choe said, suggesting that vaccines being developed based on the original version of the virus will be effective against the new strain."

It also says, "Solving the mystery of the D614G mutation won't make much of a difference in the short term, Andersen said. "We were unable to deal with D," he said. "If G transmits even better, we're going to be unable to deal with that one.""


The G version is hands down both more infectious and more deadly.  D614 was actually an attenuated version of D614G. Nature doesn't propagate physical and functional deformities unless they confer benefit to the organism.  D614 confers no such benefit-it is a deliberately modified version of D614G that was either released en masse in Wuhan in the hopes that it would field vaccinate residents there, or released with the understanding that it would it would mutate to become much more virulent and deadly.

SARS-CoV-2 is the product of a weapons program.  Is it China's?  Maybe.  Can't help but notice that the only motherfarkers in the world not terrified of it is the Trump Administration.  That makes them just as likely as China for the source in my book.  Don't trust they're cavalier attitude at all.
 
6 days ago  
6 votes:
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6 days ago  
6 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: China found the G-spot?


The G-strain is a myth.  The G-string, however....
 
6 days ago  
6 votes:

great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.


At least we can be reasonably assured Biden will do farking something about it.

Get out of here with this weak shiat.
 
6 days ago  
6 votes:
the 'g' is for 'gansta'
 
6 days ago  
4 votes:

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: More infectious strains will always dominate over less fewer infectious strains.


FTFY.

/Pet peave.
 
6 days ago  
4 votes:

NateAsbestos: great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.

At least we can be reasonably assured Biden will do farking something about it.

Get out of here with this weak shiat.


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ARE you reasonably sure?  If Biden was President, I'm sure he would've authorized Defense Secretary Corn Pop to sterilize NYC with nukes, just as soon as the Germans were done bombing Pearl Harbor.
 
6 days ago  
4 votes:

NateAsbestos: great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.

At least we can be reasonably assured Biden will do farking something about it.

Get out of here with this weak shiat.


Yeah, he'll sniff it and get sick.
 
6 days ago  
4 votes:
nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.
 
6 days ago  
3 votes:

Clarence Brown: tyyreaunn: Clarence Brown: It says that the "G" mutation might be more infectious, but that's speculation.

FTFA: At least four laboratory experiments suggest that the mutation makes the virus more infectious, although none of that work has been peer-reviewed. Another unpublished study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory asserts that patients with the G variant actually have more virus in their bodies, making them more likely to spread it to others.

Five separate studies - albeit not yet reviewed or published - are speculation?  Do you also think wearing masks is pseudo-scientific garbage?

They are speculating--not wildly guessing, but making inferences that, as the article says, might be wrong. The problem with the headline is that it goes from that speculation (or informed inference of probability, if you prefer) to something the article doesn't say at all: that this explains something about the difference in outcome in China v. other places. It doesn't say that at all.

You're thinking that, because I'm emphasizing that science is inference, I'm saying it's worthless. Nope, I understand how science works. The headline takes what is an inference, presents it as a conclusion, and draws another inference, one that is completely unwarranted.


Which is absolutely appalling, because what we just can't have here on Fark is inaccurate clickbaity headlines that generate lots of comments.
 
6 days ago  
3 votes:

sxacho: Egon Ozer? Seriously?


He warned us not to cross the streams.
 
6 days ago  
3 votes:
Egon Ozer? Seriously?
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

sxacho: Egon Ozer? Seriously?


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6 days ago  
2 votes:

flucto: I mean, sure all that, but there's also "they get shot if they don't cooperate."  Which might work in Texas. Just sayin.


They see that an armed society is a polite society. They say that it's only polite to wear a mask in public.

The answer is clear. Everybody gets a gun, and if somebody is not wearing their masks, you get to shoot them.

If they sneeze on you, you get to shoot them in the stomach and watch them slowly die.

Come on people, how is this so complicated?
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

portnoyd: Can we get a ban on submissions from articles referring to information that hasn't been peer reviewed? If one actually read the article, you'd see this too is not peer reviewed.


Sure. Let's just utterly destroy Fark. We can just link strictly to Phys.org and get all our sports, politics and odd news from them. Hey, did you see that crazy article where they found that one star was only a semi-variable red giant? Wasn't that hilarious how they added "Dr." and "Professor" to the second author's name? You know, because like it's ever possible that a full professor might have just a MS or something. I thought it was just the levity the article needed, imo.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.


this is god's punishment for electing trump
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
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6 days ago  
1 vote:

bikkurikun: It's really kind of funny, and sad, reading this thread full of people rehashing again debunked conspiracy theories about what China did (They are welding building shut! Gun to the head! Smoke from cremations visible from space!) just because they are mentally unable to admit that China is more competent at something than the United States.


Okay comrade.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
It's really kind of funny, and sad, reading this thread full of people rehashing again debunked conspiracy theories about what China did (They are welding building shut! Gun to the head! Smoke from cremations visible from space!) just because they are mentally unable to admit that China is more competent at something than the United States.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

Lord Dimwit: We have to remember, the primary victims of the Chinese government are the Chinese people.


China has caused unspeakable suffering by depriving Americans of their inalienable rights to haircuts and chain restaurants, and causing us to risk our health by wearing suffocating masks.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
Prussian_Roulette:
ARE you reasonably sure?  If Biden was President, I'm sure he would've authorized Defense Secretary Corn Pop to sterilize NYC with nukes, just as soon as the Germans were done bombing Pearl Harbor.

Drink mor bleech
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

NateAsbestos: What weak shiat? You know Corona will be completely eliminated the minute Biden takes office. So we have that going for us which is nice.

Who the hell smarted this insane garbage?

It's not insane; the Republican Defense Brigade always shifts to "concern trolling" when they sense a blue wave election, to set things up for the next cycle.  After thoroughly trashing & looting the country, they start setting expectations that the Democrats will fix everything immediately.  I'm already hearing constant reports that the economy should be "back to normal" within a year.

And it works.  In fact it's incredibly effective.  Obama had to steer the country out of the worst recession in over half a century yet within weeks the Republicans had voters demanding why he hadn't restored everything to normalcy.  After, you know, Dumbya and his "50%+1 mandate" threw the economy into a black hole.  Obama got hit with a red wave in only two years.

Americans are duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumm​m​mmmmmmmmmmmbbb.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

great_tigers: Flerkenpie070: great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.

Beating down COVID-19 with leadership that can actually plan and think is a BAD thing?

You want the disease to continue?

What's the motive in saying things like this?

It's not a bad thing at all! We just know that once bad orange man is out of the office, everything will be right with the world. He will single handily eliminate Covid-19 just by being elected.


You are very intelligent.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

aungen: I was assured this would not mutate.  I demand a refund!


Came here to say this, looks for those farkers.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
We were unable to deal with D...

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.

/runs
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
China is better at controlling any type of virus because of their low regard for human rights. Contageous disease spreading? No problem for a country that can wield people into their apartments and haul people off to undisclosed locations for caughing in public.

Viral diseases are horrible for the US because  necessary measures to stop a pandemic are antithetical to its very framework. The right to assemble is legally granted in the first amemndment. Anti-authorianism is so much a part of the Untied States that we've seen both the right and left wings of the political spectrum convene and protest in public for what each side believes is an unjust exercise of government power.

Sometimes features become bugs.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
Why did it mutate?  Why does any virus mutate?  Because it reproduces in new hosts, and each reproduction creates the chance for mutation.  So when it hits a population that wears masks, it does not have as many opportunities to reproduce.  When it hits a population that does not wear masks, it has many opportunities to mutate.  Hence the form that hit Europe became different, because it mutated as it overran the no-mask European states.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
because they went through SARS and they know that shiat is real and you don't do stupid shiat like not wearing masks or telling other people to not wear masks.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

portnoyd: Can we get a ban on submissions from articles referring to information that hasn't been peer reviewed? If one actually read the article, you'd see this too is not peer reviewed.


The G strain has been known about for a couple months and is common knowledge. What's your beef?
Oh that's right, this is fark and some one has to take a stand FOR SCIENCE!

Or are you one of those people who champion knowledge fascists like Elsevier, who would keep all scientific knowledge locked away behind prohibitively expensive paywalls that only Institutions can afford?
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
I mean, sure all that, but there's also "they get shot if they don't cooperate."  Which might work in Texas. Just sayin.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
great_tigers: nope, it's because of trump.

Don't worry though, it will all go away once Biden is elected.


Beating down COVID-19 with leadership that can actually plan and think is a BAD thing?

You want the disease to continue?

What's the motive in saying things like this?
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
Can we get a ban on submissions from articles referring to information that hasn't been peer reviewed? If one actually read the article, you'd see this too is not peer reviewed.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
Or maybe they're lying about it being under control? I know that would hard to believe but it's possible.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

Nuuu: I was watching a documentary a few years back, about a virus that broke out of containment and devastated the remote, underground laboratory that had been studying it.  But that was the "T" form of the virus.  A little later, a more infectious "G-virus" appeared and basically wiped an entire American city off the map.

It looks like history is repeating itself.


Bayer lawyers will come at you
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
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6 days ago  
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arrogantbastich: It wasn't because they welded the doors shut of apartment buildings? Because I figured it was that.


was going to bring up the whole welding people into their own apartment buildings, plus that rumour they were prematurely cremating lost cause victims to free up beds for the next round of patients.
 
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