whoareya wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 11:42 amDid you not see this specific reference to low spread, I don't see how much clearer that could be? Perhaps you could post a clinical/medical source that suggests a cause of a high a number of fatalities?OLDCROMWELLIAN wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 11:36 amwhoareya wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 10:44 amIf it helps, I can offer the source I referred to and as extracted below. It is from the Wellcome Trust, I have no reason to suspect it is not genuine or accurate.OLDCROMWELLIAN wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 11:54 pm
We will have to agree to disagree . I cannot find any dictionary definition which says endemic means a disease is relatively low spread, indeed mine says it could be widespread. Perhaps you have access to a definition I don't have?
Thank you for the confirmation that endemic doesn't automatically mean low spread and could mean widespread and the cause of a high a number of fatalities.
Sincerest apologies. I was wrong and you were right about the medical definition of endemic. I was confusing it with epidemic. A lesson learnt for me to seek a clinical/source rather than listen to the media or politicians who suggest the virus is entering an endemic stage.
You will note however that the same source you posted also says endemic doesn't necessarily mean 'mild' and can be fatal
They give examples of smallpox being 'endemic' for centuries and killing untold millions in the past and malaria being currently 'endemic' and killing 600,000 per year. These figures IMO constitute a high number of fatalities.