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some people just dont f#&%ing get it   Whether or not your symptoms are as sucky as  the flu has nothing to do with the severity of the situation.

March — major PPE shortage, virtually all experts agree in saving masks for front line workers.   Present — no mask shortage.  Experts (except Trumpers) say wear a friggin mask in public.   Situat

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7 hours ago, Mavric said:

So to what do we attribute the precipitous drop in cases over the last five months?  Or - probably more precisely - to what do we attribute the dramatic slowing of the spread from mid-November to mid-January and then a dramatic drop in new cases from mid-January to mid-February and steady since then (at least in the US)?  It doesn't seem likely that people suddenly changed their behavior - especially not in a  way that would lessen the spread - and that timeframe is really before any widespread vaccine distribution?

 

It mirrors a typical flu season - which isn't surprising, since they're both airborne pathogens. 

 

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57 minutes ago, knapplc said:

It mirrors a typical flu season - which isn't surprising, since they're both airborne pathogens. 

 

That's not an answer to why.  I've been told for months that we need to stop comparing it to the flu because it's not the flu.  Plus the flu vaccine is a lot more prominently distributed than the COVID vaccine.

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

That's not an answer to why.  I've been told for months that we need to stop comparing it to the flu because it's not the flu.  Plus the flu vaccine is a lot more prominently distributed than the COVID vaccine.

 

You've been told for months to stop comparing it to the flu because it's far more deadly than the flu, not because of how it's spread. 

 

You seem certain this isn't the reason. What do you think is causing this ramp down, that just happens to mirror flu season?

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7 minutes ago, knapplc said:

You seem certain this isn't the reason. What do you think is causing this ramp down, that just happens to mirror flu season?

 

That isn't a reason because you didn't give a reason.  You just said it looks like something else.  That's not a why.  That's what I'm asking.

 

Why does the ramp down happen to the flu?

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