Harper this a very serious subject
Covid 19 is a weak virus but it is also a HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS virus. Because it is weak people may be infected without knowing it . As a result, infected carriers are not taking due care to avoid infecting others around them. (The Trojan horse comes to mind. )This allows the virus to travel freely from one person to others around them.
Some people suggest herd immunity but this would cost too many lives as with the Spanish flu. To give you an example of how such a highly contagious virus might develop, check tihs out :-
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, grains of wheat.
The wheat and chessboard problem (sometimes expressed in terms of rice grains) is a mathematical problem expressed in textual form as:
If a chessboard were to have wheat placed upon each square such that one grain were placed on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, and so on (doubling the number of grains on each subsequent square), how many grains of wheat would be on the chessboard at the finish?
The problem may be solved using simple addition. With 64 squares on a chessboard, if the number of grains doubles on successive squares, then the sum of grains on all 64 squares is: 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + … and so forth for the 64 squares. The total number of grains equals 18,446,744,073,709,551,615, much higher than most expect.
With such a vast amount of people being infected, even with a low percentage mortality rate the amount of deaths could be huge. That is why governments are forcing people to isolate.
The U.S. is going to be devastated by this virus because Trump hasn’t responded quickly and decisively. He doesn’t seem to grasp how fast this virus will surge throughout the U.S. In my opinion New York should be quarantined but Trump has dithered on this due to political pressure.