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Opinion Would it be possible to contain common cold and flu just like Coronavirus?

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Nameless King, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Nameless King Blue Belt

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    Note for mods: This is not the thread about Coronavirus but methods for containing flu and cold.

    Just to let you know guys as some of you might have no idea, the common cold and flu viruses are not appearing out of nowhere during cooler months but they circle between people all year, jumping from one to another, that's why we all get sick every year. In cooler months, viruses survive longer on surfaces that's why the risk of falling sick is higher.

    So basically if Coronavirus gets contained would it be viable or possible at some point in future to try and contain flu and common cold? I understand that a lot of resources, funds would be needed to trigger worldwide campaign. But question is, would it be possible at all by going this route?
     
  2. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Yeah, it's called the Flu Vaccine.
     
  3. AlexDB9 Banned Banned

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    ....yeah vaccines

    Edit: looks like some one already beat me to it

    Not living in a communist dystopia also helps stop potential deadly viruses
     
  4. tonni 2019 Snitch of the Year

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    No.
    The coronavirus will never be contained. It will remain with animals like it has for thousands of years.

    "A coronavirus is one of a number of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections, including the common cold, which are typically mild, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and COVID-19 can be lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections."
     
  6. Armbars Silver Belt

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    The comon cold has no vaccine or cure. Its just a runny nose and a feeling of tiredness for a few days.
    Why would they bother trying to prevent such a minor illness like the common cold? After all, our immune systems need to do some work now and then.
     
  7. ROKKO Green Belt

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    Ouch! Have some respect for the immune system. It's constantly working and killing the trillions of bacteria and viruses you touch on surfaces that you put into your mucus membranes such as your eyes, lips and mouth every day. Your immune system keeps you from getting sick daily. You just never think about it because you rarely get sick. Sorry to be so opinionated but my long time friend is an immune system.
     
  8. Don Quixote Heart of a Lion

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    Hadn’t had a flue shot in years, but I should have got it this year. The flu I caught has attacked my lungs without remorse. I’m on my fourth week, and although It’s not contagious anymore, I still have a slight cough and my lungs still feel inflamed.
     
  9. 7437 Banned Banned

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    In theory, sure. It would be incredibly wasteful though.
     
  10. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Sounds like you got a serious case of viral pneumonia :eek:

    I saw it happen to a friend once and that convinced me to get a flu shot every year.

    The worst part is there's no treatment to put out the fire burning in your lungs once viral pneumonia sets in, just a lot of resting, water, and meds to lower the fever while waiting for your suffering body to outlast the virus. :(
     
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  11. rob mafia Red Belt

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    holy crap, why do people believe this?

    there's essentially no cure for the common cold... and there are too many strains of flus to have a vaccine be really worth a damn.

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm

    ie: it's not that effective. and the results are skewed a bit higher due to the elderly.

    also

    tl;dr - there's no cure/vaccines for the common cold, the flu vaccines only work so-so. flu vaccines can't contain shit.

    and lolz @ people here talking about how they should have gotten a flu vaccine because not flu.
     
  12. Farmer Br0wn Farmer Br0wn belt

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    In 200 years, people will look back on our practice of injecting mutated viruses into people in the hopes that they won't catch the unmutated virus in the same way we today look at a medieval plague doctor saying "I have fresh caught leeches! Who requires bleeding?"
     
  13. nhbbear Duty Belt

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    According to that fucking nutjob Jim bakker, his silver solution can cure the coronvirus in twelve hours.
     
  14. 7437 Banned Banned

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    Right? It's not like the worst disease in the world (Smallpox) was eradicated that way.

    It only killed 3-5 hundred million people in the 20th century.
     
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  16. Farmer Br0wn Farmer Br0wn belt

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    Is your argument that the medical practice of vaccinating is at the absolute peak of medical scientific possibility and no possible improvement can or will be achieved?

    If your stance is anything other than the above, my original argument still stands.
     
  17. tramendous Silver Belt

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    Or maybe they'll see us some kind of great lost civilization with our ruined cities and circling satellites
     
  18. Farmer Br0wn Farmer Br0wn belt

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    Nah, humans are crafty.

    A few of us will innovate ahead of almost any issue or problem related to survival.
     
  19. GiTGuD Is she gonna turn in powerful people? Banned

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    The CoronaVirus is gonna become as frequent as the flu/cold.


    I think that's the fear......It's not gonna be contained, it's only being delayed....Imagine a world, where the coronavirus exist on top of the flu/cold.....A coronavirus which you can't become immune to...A Coronavirus which might mutate further.


    Welcome to reality.
     
  20. Cuzcatlan Alexis De Tocqueville

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    Lol @7437 just took your whole stance and riped it apart.
     

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