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So it does behave like other viruses then! When/If a European health agency is able to confirm these findings you'll probably see more of a "tough love" attitude appearing to lockdowns. It's good news, it might very well be the best news.

edit:- BTW regarding "viruses" - Allegedly that's the correct plural when talking about different strains of infection. If you're looking through a microscope at lots of little ugly ******s in a petri dish, you're looking at virii.


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Thanks for the news from Korea. It is indeed good to hear there is immunity after COVID-19 infection.

And, as to correct pluralization of English nouns... It is well known that when speaking of small rodents, mice is the plural of mouse. However, when speaking of computer pointing devices, the correct plural is mouses. The reason has something to do with the fact that animals group but computer input devices don't.

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And, as to correct pluralization of English nouns... It is well known that when speaking of small rodents, mice is the plural of mouse. However, when speaking of computer pointing devices, the correct plural is mouses. The reason has something to do with the fact that animals group but computer input devices don't.
Mmm. Sounds like one from 'over the pond'.

What about sheeps, deers and a few more?



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So it does behave like other viruses then! When/If a European health agency is able to confirm these findings you'll probably see more of a "tough love" attitude appearing to lockdowns. It's good news, it might very well be the best news.

edit:- BTW regarding "viruses" - Allegedly that's the correct plural when talking about different strains of infection. If you're looking through a microscope at lots of little ugly ******s in a petri dish, you're looking at virii.

Virii interesting. Fantastic news if it's correct.

Have to say their medical staff look scantily dressed compared to one S.Korean nurse I saw on TV.

She looked like an astronaut with full suit, bubble helmet and self-contained air supply on her back. Meanwhile Boris' nurses were having to cut up bin bags to make DIY kit.


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That is a different question about pluralization. goose/geese, dog/dogs, sheep/sheep...

The Online Etymology Dictionary has this to say about mouse/mice:
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plural of mouse (n.), from Old English mys. It shows effects of i-mutation.
However, the issue here is that there are two differing pluralizations of mouse, depending on the meaning of the singular.

But, you are correct that it does come from over the pond, since that is where the (computer) mouse was invented in 1963 by Douglas Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). The first prototype was built in 1964.

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Fantastic news if it's correct.
That's the big question. Unfortunately, all the problems with finding reliable testing kit still cast some doubt over the conclusion. AND, there's no certainty just how long that immunity lasts. But we should find out more come next winter with the second wave.

But still, progress.

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If it is true, the largest performance related bonus this year is going to the ad exec who works out a population friendly term for "herd immunity".

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Horsa, you sent me down a right old rabbit hole there.

There is no such plural ending in Latin as -ii. Possibilities appeared to ber viri (second declension) or virua (fourth declension). Or if it's irregular might perhaps have been virura (on the pattern of crus crura).

However I finally tracked down in a Latin primer (who'd have thought how handy it would turn out to be, staying in a house well stocked with Latin and Greek dictionaries and suchliKe!) that virus had no plural in Latin. I guess because it was used to mean venom, sperm and suchlike liquidy nasties.

So there is no authentic Latin plural.

You could check with Boris of course, I've heard he's good at Latin (though I also heard he was good at leadership).

But coming up out of the rabbit hole, it would indeed be good news at last if the thing isn't mutating as feared.
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That's the big question. Unfortunately, all the problems with finding reliable testing kit still cast some doubt over the conclusion. AND, there's no certainty just how long that immunity lasts. But we should find out more come next winter with the second wave.

But still, progress.
The research into SARS-COV-1 and MERS and the subsequent papers that were published shows that immunity from those lasted around 2-3 years depending on how seriously you were affected by them. Still, 2-3 years immunity is better than none whatsoever.

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Still, 2-3 years immunity is better than none whatsoever.
It's probably long enough to effectively kill off Covid-19. Which is good enough, for now.
The fly in the ointment being that in order for that to happen, a significant percentage of the global population need to become infected in the first place.

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Could someone explain please because I'm obviously missing something here. If the way vaccinations work is basically by injecting you with a very small amount of the virus to trigger your immune system into developing immunity, why is that so hard? On the face of it, it shouldn't be hard to collect virus to inject. There's plenty of it around.

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