[ExI] the science might be wrong

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 11:52:12 UTC 2020

On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 1:50 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> OK, not certain, but very likely. Previous SARS outbreaks have been
> contained and eliminated because they were localised and it was possible to
> do this. It’s not possible to do it with the current pandemic given that
> the virus has spread throughout the world. In Australia it had effectively
> been eliminated (no infections and no active cases for months) but has
> taken off again via cases from travellers in quarantine.

### SARS was not genetically modified to be highly contagious which is why
it petered out mostly on its own. The case of Australia indeed shows the
futility of lockdowns in a global economy.

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