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Old 03-29-20, 05:15 AM
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Tony P.
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
Yes, but there's a bit more to it. If the virus doesn't spread it will die, it needs to infect a person to stay alive. So after a time of social distancing there has to be very much less of the virus around..
I don't believe it's possible to eradicate almost any virus. For example, the poliovirus still exists although under 100 people get polio, worldwide. The reason Covid-19 can't be eradicated is that it is in nearly 200 countries and will travel around the world like the flu no matter what we do in the US. Rather, the approach is to find treatments to reduce the symptoms and a vaccine to protect people. However, like the flu Covid-19 is likely to change over time so outbreaks are likely to continue even with a vaccine.
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