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Novel Coronavirus Mutation: The COVID-19 COVID-20 Apocalypse

Novel Coronavirus Mutation: The COVID-19 COVID-20 Apocalypse

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Marcus has locked himself in his flat as the mutated Coronavirus rages, and talking heads warn him not to panic. But food is running out. His medication too, though he doesn't believe he needs it. What will he do? Will he prove himself the hero he has always believed he is? Will he confront the madness of the world?

Warning to fools: this work is entirely fictional, and as far as I am aware there is no such deadly mutation of the Coronavirus to date, although the existence of S and L strains mentioned in the story is in fact theorised by some health professionals.

Warning to rational readers: As of publication the mortality rate of COVID-19, as reported by the World Health Organisation, WHO, is 3.4%, which is certainly high, but nothing like the figures I have suggested in this story. To put this in perspective the legendary Spanish Flu of 1918 had a mortality rate of 1% and common seasonal flu has a mortality rate of 0.1%, so COVID-19 is 3.4 times more deadly than the Spanish Flu and 34 times more deadly than the common flu. It is right for governments to take extreme action to prevent its spread, but if you are young and healthy, the chances of dying from it are negligible, 0% for 0-10 year olds, and 0.2% for all decadal age cohorts from 10 up to 40, after which mortality gradually rises. However, if you are young and healthy, do NOT be complacent about the spread of this virus, and consider the safety of others more vulnerable than yourself, especially the aged and those with underlying health conditions. The Spanish Flu killed 50 million people globally. Given the global population now is 4.3 times that in 1918, if this spread like that did there would be nearly three quarters of a billion deaths globally (4.3*3.4 =14.62, so we get 50*14.62 = 731 million deaths). I would add that, contrary to some uninformed statements I have heard by complacent people, this IS VERY INFECTIOUS; its spread has only been limited by governments across the world taking extreme action. So take all recommended precautions and listen to your local health authorities.

Finally: If you are concerned about COVID-19 seek information from reputable sources, not a short story or conspiracy websites.

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Novel Coronavirus Mutation: The COVID-19 COVID-20 Apocalypse

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Novel Coronavirus Mutation: The COVID-19 COVID-20 Apocalypse

Lunghezza: 31 pagine26 minuti

Descrizione

Marcus has locked himself in his flat as the mutated Coronavirus rages, and talking heads warn him not to panic. But food is running out. His medication too, though he doesn't believe he needs it. What will he do? Will he prove himself the hero he has always believed he is? Will he confront the madness of the world?

Warning to fools: this work is entirely fictional, and as far as I am aware there is no such deadly mutation of the Coronavirus to date, although the existence of S and L strains mentioned in the story is in fact theorised by some health professionals.

Warning to rational readers: As of publication the mortality rate of COVID-19, as reported by the World Health Organisation, WHO, is 3.4%, which is certainly high, but nothing like the figures I have suggested in this story. To put this in perspective the legendary Spanish Flu of 1918 had a mortality rate of 1% and common seasonal flu has a mortality rate of 0.1%, so COVID-19 is 3.4 times more deadly than the Spanish Flu and 34 times more deadly than the common flu. It is right for governments to take extreme action to prevent its spread, but if you are young and healthy, the chances of dying from it are negligible, 0% for 0-10 year olds, and 0.2% for all decadal age cohorts from 10 up to 40, after which mortality gradually rises. However, if you are young and healthy, do NOT be complacent about the spread of this virus, and consider the safety of others more vulnerable than yourself, especially the aged and those with underlying health conditions. The Spanish Flu killed 50 million people globally. Given the global population now is 4.3 times that in 1918, if this spread like that did there would be nearly three quarters of a billion deaths globally (4.3*3.4 =14.62, so we get 50*14.62 = 731 million deaths). I would add that, contrary to some uninformed statements I have heard by complacent people, this IS VERY INFECTIOUS; its spread has only been limited by governments across the world taking extreme action. So take all recommended precautions and listen to your local health authorities.

Finally: If you are concerned about COVID-19 seek information from reputable sources, not a short story or conspiracy websites.

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