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A critical thing to look at with such diseases is its communicability curve. In this case, so far it has been low, something like “1..1..1..1..1..”, showing that it does not have really effective transmission. Yet.
Influenza, on the other hand, has been compared to a brush fire in its communicability, which is so fast and effective that it can be observed at the macro level, coming in waves, with, again like a brush fire, scorching one area and mysteriously leaving an adjacent area untouched.
But unusually, as influenza is about tops of every other kind of scale for disease, norovirus beats it for communicability. It does this in several ways.
First is it spreads by contamination, but not coughing and sneezing, which have limitations. It transmits by aerosols and contamination from its victims vomit and feces. And those unlucky souls caught on cruise plague ships will tell you that its victims are spraying vomit and feces everywhere. Even flush toilets are of no help, because when they flush, it sends a cloud of contaminated water mist to every surface of the restroom and adjacent rooms.
Universal rule #2: Stool gets everywhere.
Seven people in the whole world have died from a virus. Scares me for sure.
OK, have they blamed the Jews yet?