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Will common sense prevail after this crisis is over especially given the climate crisis?

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ToolGuy 9 Mar 30
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Probably not. What will happen later this year when flu season starts in November? Will we undergo the same routine?

Trod Level 5 Mar 31, 2020

It will be election season. BOB only knows...

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I doubt it.

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I doubt it.

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there is some evidence that climate may have something to do with the virus

@Allamanda as to this specific virus I'm not so sure, but I am aware of hundreds of new viruses being discovered in Antarctica and other warming parts of the world, transmission to humans is unknown and most have to mutate to do so, covid 19 mutated to human transmission from bats. There is also evidence yet unclear, that temperatures has affect on both lifespan and subsequent transmission maybe affecting mutation. It is being studied and results are as yet anecdotal. I cannot find the link I read so now I regret posting this, I thought it was in the American Journal of Science but I was wrong. If I find the link I will post, my wifi to the Mac is down.

@Allamanda Found it, it was in Scientific American, E&E News section, March 9. Chelsea Harvey was the author. "What Could Warming Mean for Pathogens like Coronavirus"-sorry I couldn't copy the link, drug it up on another computer.

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I think people will want to 'get back to normal', even though normal is way off nowadays.

Please do not undersestimate the time for this to happen. Estimates are from 12 weeks to 24 or 25 weeks depending on how closely you follow the science.

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"Common sense is not so common." Voltaire

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of 18.” Einstein
Those who think it is not the job of government to take care of the needs of its citizens, do not have common sense, but are too unaware to know it.
See my newest post for a related perspective.

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I doubt it but another part of me holds out a modicum of hope that it just might.
But given that 'common sense' isn't as common as we like to think, sadly we'd have more chance, imho, of finding fossilised Elephant turds on the Moon.

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No because the impact of things like climate change won't be seen in force force for decades. Like smoking, people see the risks, and the deaths, but its all in the future.

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Don't count on it

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Nope. People are only as good as the world allows them to be.

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My agnostic response: will it really end
My atheist response: no, I see no evidence to say it will
My religious/spiritual response: of course, we are all gaud's children
My old, passed Southern Mother's response: bless your heart

Actually, and now I feel almost badly, my Mother would never say that. When asked why we hadn't been raised Southern Baptist, she said, "I didn't want to inflict that upon you kids."

@Beowulfsfriend, Kudos to Mama.

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