I’ll say it again.
No false equivalence.
Stick to the FACTS. Base any arguments or opinions on FACTS.
Do not abuse or denigrate others.
Black humour and “Super Dooper Hilarious” Memes are permitted in moderation. However, if that’s your only contribution maybe your best contribution is to be a lurker.
COVID-19 is far worse than a bad flu, even when you consider the infection fatality rate (IFR) that includes all infections, not just cases confirmed by testing.
About 0.1% for flu vs. ~0.9% for COVID, when medical care is available. (best estimate from papers from the Institute of Disease Modelling and Imperial College London)
Below is a graph from the paper published by the Insitute of Disease Modelling that compares the severity and transmissibility of COVID to various seasonal
Side note to people quoting sources here:
Remember how you learned about Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sources in grade school?
Quoting random news article links is not the same thing as quoting from peer reviewed research when you’re attempting to make a case.
News Articles are not primary sources and are rarely deriving conclusions for themselves, and just reporting on random statements that could have been made from anybody. It’s always wise to check the
We have this thread as a general discussion about the coronavirus and the following threads about the impacts on other areas.
Reopening of Movie Theatres
What you’re watching while under lockdown/shutdown
And contest time.