[ExI] social distancing, was: RE: > Taiwan is standing strong

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 16:27:53 UTC 2020

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the little virus.
COVID-19 is the name of the big illness it causes.

Just like how HIV causes AIDS.

SR Ballard

> On Mar 20, 2020, at 7:51 AM, John Clark via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 1:46 AM Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> > there is nothing ordinary about flu viruses. Their ability to recreate themselves year after year to get past your immune system is ingenious. In any case, SARS-CoV-2 has no such ability.
> That is indeed encouraging, it makes me think developing a vaccine *might* not be too difficult, although we'd have to be very lucky to have one in less than a year. Let's just hope it's like the flu and goes dormant during the summer months.
> By the way, I wish scientists would decide what to call this damn thing, whatever happened to COVID-19? And "SARS-CoV-2" is quite a mouthful. 
>  John K Clark
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