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Larissa

(783 posts)
Wed Feb 10, 2021, 01:33 PM Feb 2021

All the Coronavirus in the World could fit inside a Coke Can

Not too long ago I posted/referenced an article about a scientist who captured images of SARS-CoV-2 under an electron microscope. The article stated that the virus is 10,000 times smaller than the circumference of one human hair. (This scientist states that's it's 1,000 times smaller -- but who's measuring?) It seemed incredible to me, even knowing that viruses cannot be seen with the human eye. Now an English mathematician did the work and has concluded that all of the Coronavirus in the world can fit inside of a soda can! Perhaps his work may inspire some folks to wear a mask already.


https://theconversation.com/all-the-coronavirus-in-the-world-could-fit-inside-a-coke-can-with-plenty-of-room-to-spare-154226

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All the Coronavirus in the World could fit inside a Coke Can (Original Post) Larissa Feb 2021 OP
It was enough to kill my sister. gldstwmn Feb 2021 #1
People in general MASSIVELY underestimate their vulnerability to viruses... Moostache Feb 2021 #2
...with room to spare for all the GQP brains in the world. lagomorph777 Feb 2021 #3

gldstwmn

(4,575 posts)
1. It was enough to kill my sister.
Wed Feb 10, 2021, 01:41 PM
Feb 2021

I don't want to see anyone else suffer. I can't wait to get vaccinated and I wear a three layer mask. I don't really leave the house that often. I feel like the reopening of things is still to soon. Disneyland? Isn't CA wracked with Covid?

Moostache

(9,895 posts)
2. People in general MASSIVELY underestimate their vulnerability to viruses...
Wed Feb 10, 2021, 01:46 PM
Feb 2021

Ignorance is bliss, but Stupidity kills.

We all now KNOW that COVID-19 is transmissible from human to human and is air-borne.
This has been demonstrable for over a year now.

We also know that masks on ALL people cuts the transmission rate significantly for casual passing contacts...it does NOTHING for people who insist on touching their faces all day without washing their hands (something that is a vital secondary act that we do not emphasize nearly enough - hand washing prevents or slows self-infections!!!)

When you are unaware of facts, you are ignorant. Its not a label, its a description.
When you remain stubborn in the face of facts, you are stupid. THAT is a label AND a description.

For people wearing masks beneath their nose, you are stupid.
For people not wearing masks in public spaces, you are stupid AND evil.
For people spreading disinformation and denials about COVID-19, you are stupid, evil and lucky if you stay out of reach of anything heavy and blunt that I could swing at your head.

The best illustration I have seen for what the could around a person would look like if you could see their unmasked exhalations:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/14/science/coronavirus-transmission-cough-6-feet-ar-ul.html



THIS is what everyone should be seeing on TV instead of commercials for drugs that they should "ask you doctor about...".

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