Posted by bottom line on July 09, 2020 at 08:55:11:
In Reply to: Re: Reality check posted by VOR on July 09, 2020 at 08:28:03:
: "Cases are up, death rates continue to drop daily every day since May 7th"
This was expected, "Spanish'Flu'" did the same thing...twice. The second wave was the worst.
Illnesses kill more people when immune systems are weakened, hence the term "flu season". It is a new flu, so until we develop resistance to it, there will be many deaths each winter.
A shot would help immensely, but a vaccine may be wishful thinking. Respiratory illnesses mutate too often.
If you read articles about this pandemic and the one a hundred years ago, the common fatal symptom was a "cytokine storm" where the immune system attacks healthy organs while fighting the virus. This is what causes the lung, liver, heart, kidney, and even cerebral damage that has been linked to Covid-19.
The good news is, SARS-Covid-1 and Spanish Flu eventually went away, or simply blended in with the existing flu strains. Once our immune systems got used to it, it wasn't any more deadly than regular flu. This will disappear too, but at this rate, it will be a rough winter.
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