Americans aiming to drive through Canada to Alaska for non-discretionary purposes are restricted to crossing at one of five CBSA border entries
So many smart dumb ppl of all walks of life doing so many stupid things for so many different reasonsIs it just me or does everyone feel sad watching the news, everything we should do to try and get above covid but we keep seeing kess than smart peple doin crazy shit...
More anxious than sad. In the US, economic hardship is expected to worsen dramatically as federal unemployment and housing relief expire today. We were so sure that the pandemic would be under control by now. Needless to say, there's no plan for what comes next. Buckle up!Is it just me or does everyone feel sad watching the news, everything we should do to try and get above covid but we keep seeing less than smart peple doin crazy shit...
Needless to say, there's no plan for what comes next. Buckle up!
We find that the sarbecoviruses—the viral subgenus containing SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2—undergo frequent recombination and exhibit spatially structured genetic diversity on a regional scale in China. SARS-CoV-2 itself is not a recombinant of any sarbecoviruses detected to date, and its receptor-binding motif, important for specificity to human ACE2 receptors, appears to be an ancestral trait shared with bat viruses and not one acquired recently via recombination. To employ phylogenetic dating methods, recombinant regions of a 68-genome sarbecovirus alignment were removed with three independent methods. Bayesian evolutionary rate and divergence date estimates were shown to be consistent for these three approaches and for two different prior specifications of evolutionary rates based on HCoV-OC43 and MERS-CoV. Divergence dates between SARS-CoV-2 and the bat sarbecovirus reservoir were estimated as 1948 (95% highest posterior density (HPD): 1879–1999), 1969 (95% HPD: 1930–2000) and 1982 (95% HPD: 1948–2009), indicating that the lineage giving rise to SARS-CoV-2 has been circulating unnoticed in bats for decades...
It is clear from our analysis that viruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 have been circulating in horseshoe bats for many decades. The unsampled diversity descended from the SARS-CoV-2/RaTG13 common ancestor forms a clade of bat sarbecoviruses with generalist properties—with respect to their ability to infect a range of mammalian cells—that facilitated its jump to humans and may do so again... The existing diversity and dynamic process of recombination amongst lineages in the bat reservoir demonstrate how difficult it will be to identify viruses with potential to cause major human outbreaks before they emerge. This underscores the need for a global network of real-time human disease surveillance systems, such as that which identified the unusual cluster of pneumonia in Wuhan in December 2019, with the capacity to rapidly deploy genomic tools and functional studies for pathogen identification and characterization.
Yea I don't trust Google or our gov and their spying and keeping our meta data for 7 yearsCOVIDSafe has been downloaded by millions, but yet to identify contacts (and authorities say that's a good thing)
This has been live in Oz for a while, I did not bother to download it as I never have the Bluetooth on my phone turned on and rarely leave the house to boot.
Another reason I did not download it is that the Oz gov is using Google servers to keep the info. I am far from a conspiracy type of person but FUCK Google.
I'm in an isolated rural location and rarely go off the property. I grow most of my food so groceries is only an occasional activity and I get contact free curbside delivery. I don't tend to go into stores, but I wear a mask and keep my distance from others when I do. Since March, most of my human contact has become virtual; through Zoom, phone calls, texts etc.That said, I'm solidly in the high risk category so I'm hedging my bets by taking every single precaution available to me. I would want to know if I've come in contact with someone who's been infected not only for myself but so that I can isolate and stop myself from spreading it to others. To me, that is the key. There is still so much that is unknown about this virus, it's long and short term effects and transmission patterns. I'm just not taking any chances but everyone has to determine their own risk tolerance and make the decision that they are comfortable with.I see how the app may be useful esp with idiots out there
But I choose sensible behaviour and my privacy
Certainly true - from the perspective of concern over being infected yourself. But it implies that if someone has a high risk tolerance, then it's acceptable for them to disregard protective measures, particularly if they're unconcerned with infecting others or with the broader societal effects of an uncontrolled pandemic. No one should reasonably be in this category, but not everyone is reasonable (there are fewer every day). That's why we need trusted leadership to tell people what to do and get them to do it, whether or not they perceive it as being in their own interest. A precarious balance, but in genuine emergencies, it's what's required. When we vote, we need to ask ourselves which candidate we would trust to prioritize the common interest, even over our own.I'm just not taking any chances but everyone has to determine their own risk tolerance and make the decision that they are comfortable with.