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Discussion » Questions » Current Events and News » I saw a rerun of “Law and Order” from 2003 that mentions SARS and a Chinese-originated virus called Corona.

I saw a rerun of “Law and Order” from 2003 that mentions SARS and a Chinese-originated virus called Corona.

It was eerie seeing modern day life portrayed as apparent prophecy in retrospect . . . 


Episode: “Patient Zero”, originally aired October 8, 2003.
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Posted - September 14

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  • 32942
    Coronaviruses are a group of viruses, each having different symptoms and similar structures.

      September 14, 2020 10:43 AM MDT
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  • 36383

      Thank you for that information, I have learned something new today.

    (See, you are useful.)
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      September 14, 2020 11:36 AM MDT
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  • 32942
    Thanks...somebody thinks so.
      September 14, 2020 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 4526
    Forget about people in China eating bats or accidental deliberate releasing of top-secret biologically weapons, it was the Dick Wolf gang! 

    I saw that one recently, too. I think it's on regular rotation right now. :)


      September 14, 2020 5:54 PM MDT
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  • 195
    You said Dick.

    REPORTED.
      September 14, 2020 6:07 PM MDT
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  • 4526
    I mean Richard!! I mean Richard!!!
      September 14, 2020 6:11 PM MDT
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  • 195
    Too late woman.

    You're down in the pit with me now 
      September 14, 2020 6:19 PM MDT
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  • 10727
    Meh, I've even gotten away with posting a Dick pic or two...



      September 14, 2020 9:52 PM MDT
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  • 22664
    The the orginal SARS was a Coronavirus.
    It was called SARS-CoV-1.  This virus is SARS-CoV-2.

    It is SARS-2. This is part of the reason scientists have been able to move so quickly on a vaccine. They had a jump start on the research. This post was edited by my2cents at September 14, 2020 7:11 PM MDT
      September 14, 2020 7:08 PM MDT
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  • 10727
    Flu is a Coronavirus. It's also why an effective vaccine has still eluded scientists - viruses mutate so rapidly. Even the influenza vaccine is frustratingly narrow in scope, so they're only guessing which particular flu bug will bite you. This post was edited by Slartibartfast at September 15, 2020 6:41 AM MDT
      September 14, 2020 9:56 PM MDT
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  • 22664
    No the Flu is not caused by a cornavirus. The Flu is caused by influenza viruses.
    This SARS-2 virus does not mutant anything close to how fast influenza viruses mutate. This post was edited by my2cents at September 15, 2020 4:38 AM MDT
      September 15, 2020 4:25 AM MDT
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  • 10727
    Correction - the COMMON COLD is frequently caused by coronaviruses- HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63, HCoV-OC43 and HCoV-HKU1 among them.
    They actually have absolutely no idea how fast SARS-2 can mutate, or even if it does, yet. Not enough is known about it. And even if an effective vaccine is developed, and soon, its safety cannot be assured in less than 12 months - clinical trials generally take longer than that and the most promising lead thus far (developed at Oxford University) turned out not to be, inducing moderate to severe side effects in some subjects. Back to the drawing board.
      September 15, 2020 4:57 AM MDT
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  • 22664
    Yes, common cold is a cornavirus. It is bot SARS though. 

    SARS2 has been around for 9 months now...scientists would know if it was mutating as often as the flu or cold does. It is good that they have not seen this so far. Thank God that it is not as deadly as the original SARS. 
      September 15, 2020 5:04 AM MDT
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  • 10727
    More so, by the numbers. Also causes far more serious long-term effects in those that survive it.
      September 15, 2020 5:11 AM MDT
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  • 22664
    No. Not by the numbers. SARS-1 was close to 10% fatality rate...SARS-2 has between 1.3% and 3.5%.   
      September 15, 2020 5:21 AM MDT
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  • 10727
    By the numbers. SARS-1 saw a total of 8,437 reported cases and 813 deaths globally.
    As of now, SARS-2 has seen 29,323,247 cases and 929,444 fatalities and it isn't even close to over yet.
      September 15, 2020 9:50 AM MDT
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