[ExI] shops opening
johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 18:51:57 UTC 2020
On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 1:34 PM Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>Yes it's new, nobody has seen anything like it before so our knowledge of
>> it is slight.
> I*t's not true that we haven't seen anything like it. It appears to be
> another coronavirus similar to SARS*
They're both coronaviruses but squirrels and whales are both mammals. The
genetic differences between COVID-19 and SARS is far greater than the
difference between last years mild seasonal flu and the 1918 Spanish flu
that killed tens of millions.
> *I'm not pessimistic about a vaccine, John, but I'm not optimistic about
> one either. Coronavirus vaccines are not an easy task even if you assume
> that there is a stable antigenic target. *
A Phase 1 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine started on March 16, and
there will be lots more, the amount of resources poured into finding a
vaccine for this thing and finding it fast is unprecedented .
NIH Clinical Trial of a Vaccine for COVID-19
John K Clark
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