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How do pandemics end?

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Sandy Mackem
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How do pandemics end?

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I don't think I've known a pandemic to hit us before so I was wondering just how they end? I understand herd immunity, well a little but it's enough I suppose. I have only heard of the Spanish flu pandemic of about a hundred years ago but that ended. So, how do we expect this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to end?

Will it mutate so we can never really get herd immunity or will it die out. Then, once it goes do we all live happily ever after without a pandemic for another 100 years?



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The one who wants control more will win - people or the virus.



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Crawford wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 05:16 The one who wants control more will win - people or the virus.
The Black death must have really wanted control. We had no labs or the technology we have today, but it died out.

How did that happen then?



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Steve30000 wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 06:07
Crawford wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 05:16 The one who wants control more will win - people or the virus.
The Black death must have really wanted control. We had no labs or the technology we have today, but it died out.

How did that happen then?
It didn't just die out though, people took action.



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Answer: BADLY!



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Sunderland Nut wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 14:11 Answer: BADLY!
Only for some.



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Crawford wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 12:24
Steve30000 wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 06:07

The Black death must have really wanted control. We had no labs or the technology we have today, but it died out.

How did that happen then?
It didn't just die out though, people took action.
Haway then.. How did we we beat it?



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Re: How do pandemics end?

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I have a post on the blog from about 2 years ago on a similar subject if it helps.

Sunderland Deadly Diseases

I think I need to make another after all this.


In a bit :arrow:

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Steve30000 wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 20:17
Crawford wrote: 12 Oct 2020, 12:24

It didn't just die out though, people took action.
Haway then.. How did we we beat it?
Isolating or old fashioned social distancing?



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We just learn to live side by side and we will do with coronavirus.



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