JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:I found this discussion thread pretty interesting:
Obviously, it's a ton of speculation, but some interesting points are raised about how this virus arguably needs specific sets of societal and environmental circumstances to really explode like it has certain areas. There's no good explanation as to why Seattle isn't MUCH worse off at this point already and at least headed to something the looks like the harder hit parts of Italy or Iran or China. The Diamond Princess cruise numbers, as a sample size, also don't make much sense, either along these lines.
Long story short: it's VERY contagious, and can be very deadly, but it needs the right mix of population demographics, close quarters living, intimate greetings (think more hugs and kisses on the cheek than just handshakes) air quality, weather and super spreader events to really run wild. It just really emphasizes how critical testing and social separation is.
...won't repeat myself...