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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I am more worried about humanity’s rampant stupidity and sheepish behavior than I am about the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...-race-21669145

Probably best not to use British tabloids as your source. Panic buying is obviously stupid, but that article misses the point entirely. The most optimistic timetable for the development of a vaccine is one year, and that's very optimistic.

I don't understand the science behind this, but apparently it's harder to come up with a vaccine for coronaviruses that isn't harmful to humans than it is to come up with a flu vaccine.

Basically, the efforts right now are aimed at delaying the spread so that the medical infrastructure isn't overwhelmed by the number of people requiring intensive care, and hoping that vaccines and treatments are developed in the meantime.
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