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The big cross your fingers moment is if the virus behaves like the Spanish Flu and brings along a second wave with a new strain. This may also means it goes dormant after that like the Spanish Flu. The other fear is it becomes an annual event like the typical flu. 

We haven't found a reliable vaccine for influenza for 1000s of years and although science and medicine is light years more advanced, I don't see a cure happening. Treatable? yes. Cure? I don't think so. I'd love to have a cure. I have elderly parents with diabetes and I'm no spring chicken myself and I'm sure I'm predisposed for diabetes and the last few checkups I had, my blood pressure was higher than usual. 

However, I don't think we  will see a cure. I pray I''m wrong. I'm basing it on history. History of the flu as well as humans interacting internationally greater than it has ever done. Finally, we have made it easier as a society with how to interact and deal with animals and nature. 

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On 5/20/2020 at 9:00 PM, Coss said:

Captain Tom Moore ‘looking forward’ to being knighted by the Queen: ‘I hope she’s not very heavy-handed with the sword’

His donation page closed at midnight on Thursday at the end of his birthday, totalling £32,794,701 from more than 1.5m supporters. That's about Baht 1.3 billion.

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13 hours ago, chocolat steve said:

The big cross your fingers moment is if the virus behaves like the Spanish Flu and brings along a second wave with a new strain. This may also means it goes dormant after that like the Spanish Flu. The other fear is it becomes an annual event like the typical flu. 

We haven't found a reliable vaccine for influenza for 1000s of years and although science and medicine is light years more advanced, I don't see a cure happening. Treatable? yes. Cure? I don't think so. I'd love to have a cure. I have elderly parents with diabetes and I'm no spring chicken myself and I'm sure I'm predisposed for diabetes and the last few checkups I had, my blood pressure was higher than usual. 

However, I don't think we  will see a cure. I pray I''m wrong. I'm basing it on history. History of the flu as well as humans interacting internationally greater than it has ever done. Finally, we have made it easier as a society with how to interact and deal with animals and nature. 

Buzz is....we will have covid-20 in September....

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Truth is all we have are scientific models based on similar viruses. No one really knows. Viruses morph, go dormant, all kinds of things. The best guess though is there will be a second wave within a year and it will be a different strain. That is normal for pandemics from what I understand. Spanish flu being the best example. What happens after is anyone's guess. Perhaps we've reached relative herd immunity by then? 

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