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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:40 PM

Coronavirus: The Second Wave commeth

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Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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Reply Coronavirus: The Second Wave commeth (Original post)
My Pet Orangutan Sunday OP
My Pet Orangutan Sunday #1
Ms. Toad Sunday #2
BannonsLiver Sunday #3
Ms. Toad Sunday #4
My Pet Orangutan Sunday #5
BannonsLiver Sunday #6
Ms. Toad Sunday #7
BannonsLiver Monday #8
Ms. Toad Monday #9


Response to My Pet Orangutan (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:16 PM

2. Note that virtually all of those places actually had break between waves.

We're still in our first wave.

Scroll down to the second graph here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:28 PM

3. Third wave. Fourth wave. Fifth wave.

It really doesnít matter at this point. Splitting hairs. Itís a hot mess. Period.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:26 PM

4. There is a significant emtional difference

between being under constant barrage (like we are in the US) and having had a period of relative normalcy that allows them to fortify themselves for the second wave.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:32 PM

5. Yes. For health professions it brings a degree of optimism.

For the general populace, it brings dispair.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:47 PM

6. Well I think we can all forget about that happening anytime soon

We are awash in virus. Just like we have been since the spring, only worse. Iíve long since given up on any meaningful lulls. Thatís for countries that got it right after the initial surge and bought themselves some time. We didnít do that.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:56 PM

7. You're missing the point. You suggested it made no difference -

I'm suggesting that residents of the countries that actually had a break between two waves are better emotionally equipped to deal with this new wave because they have had the break that we never had.

It does make a difference - AND - we are likely to be far worse off becuase we have not had the kind of break the other countries have had.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 12:30 AM

8. I'm stating a fact



We never had the lull, so it really doesnít matter what we call whatever is happening now. Youíre making an emotional argument that we can both agree would have been ideal, had it happened. Iím simply stating a fact. That it did not.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 12:52 AM

9. Every single graph in the OP had a true second wave.

I added the US graph to make the point that we are still in the throes of a first wave that has never gone away.

Being in the throes of a first wave that has never gone away is emotionally different from beginning a true second wave after the cases dropped to near zero - and it makes a significant difference in our ability to successfully respond to a sharp increase in cases.

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