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2022-05-25 12:46:08 PM  
He says based on the data currently available to him, he doesn't see it as a high possibility of the disease developing into a pandemic.  However, the situation should continue to be monitored closely.

I know, it is frighting and confusing to most farkers to hear someone present a rational approach.  Take a moment to rest on the couch and hopefully the vertigo will pass.
 
2022-05-25 1:27:32 PM  

v2micca: He says based on the data currently available to him, he doesn't see it as a high possibility of the disease developing into a pandemic.  However, the situation should continue to be monitored closely.

I know, it is frighting and confusing to most farkers to hear someone present a rational approach.  Take a moment to rest on the couch and hopefully the vertigo will pass.


It's not lethal, and it needs sex or a degree of close contact equivalent to sex to transmit?  Yeah I really, really doubt it's going to really light up the world.
 
2022-05-25 1:30:04 PM  
They cut prices too? He must be feverish.
 
2022-05-25 1:32:40 PM  

v2micca: He says based on the data currently available to him, he doesn't see it as a high possibility of the disease developing into a pandemic.  However, the situation should continue to be monitored closely.

I know, it is frighting and confusing to most farkers to hear someone present a rational approach.  Take a moment to rest on the couch and hopefully the vertigo will pass.


There's an extremely high chance it'll be a pandemic.  Pandemics happen all the time.  They're not really anything normal people need to worry about.

Pandemics just mean wide-spread, not overall cases.  I don't know if there's an exact definition (or if there even is one) of how many countries it needs to be in, just that there's at least 1 case in each of them.

/It's just that most diseases aren't like covid.  They can be contained.  See: Ebola and SARS.
 
2022-05-25 2:07:23 PM  
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I'll stop worrying when the case counts are heading downward.

"Wait and see" + exponential growth is a bad combination (unless you are the CEO of a company selling drugs to treat the condition).

Lexx: It's not lethal, and it needs sex or a degree of close contact equivalent to sex to transmit? Yeah I really, really doubt it's going to really light up the world.


According to https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox , "In recent times, the case fatality ratio has been around 3-6%". And even if this strain happens to be "mild", the recent Omicron waves have shown that a virus can overcome that disadvantage if it infects enough people.

In terms of "equivalent to sex" transmission, WHO says "Monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding". And CDC recommends "In addition, because of the theoretical risk of airborne transmission of monkeypox virus, airborne precautions should be applied whenever possible".
 
2022-05-25 3:11:32 PM  

Lexx: It's not lethal, and it needs sex or a degree of close contact equivalent to sex to transmit?  Yeah I really, really doubt it's going to really light up the world.


Well, let's not be too cavalier.

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2022-05-25 7:28:00 PM  

Lexx: v2micca: He says based on the data currently available to him, he doesn't see it as a high possibility of the disease developing into a pandemic.  However, the situation should continue to be monitored closely.

I know, it is frighting and confusing to most farkers to hear someone present a rational approach.  Take a moment to rest on the couch and hopefully the vertigo will pass.

It's not lethal, and it needs sex or a degree of close contact equivalent to sex to transmit?  Yeah I really, really doubt it's going to really light up the world.


It lethal in children though
 
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