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How do you honestly THINK this will end?

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tollyfeeder Tue 31-Mar-20 05:01:23

Just that really....

I’m a very anxious person. I can’t see a light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

My version of the end is that the virus continues to spread. It mutates to be even more dangerous, with a 100% mortality.
It can’t be contained.
Civilisation will be destroyed.

Those that manage to avoid it will have to find ways to survive until eventually they catch it too......

Please don’t lay into me for my “end”
Right now this is honestly how I’m thinking and it’s a really scary place to be in.

Seriously how does everyone else think this will end?

Verily1 Tue 31-Mar-20 05:06:21

Nothing has 100% mortality.

You have an anxiety disorder. You need a consultation with your GP.

AfterSchoolWorry Tue 31-Mar-20 05:10:38

But that's not what the science says. The virus will mutate, but it becomes weaker apparently.

I think it'll continue on as it is until summer. It'll fizzle out a bit for a few months. It'll come back again next season. By that time many people will have had it. Science will have a vaccine in the testing.

Antibody tests will be on Amazon. As you pass that you'll be allowed back into society. Maybe you wear a bracelet or badge etc

Mysocalledlifexx Tue 31-Mar-20 05:10:41

Yes it will end,most of us will be fine. Still scared but we will get through it

Thepigeonsarecoming Tue 31-Mar-20 05:15:42

It is scary, but i imagine the Queen back on her balcony and people being able to hug again (even though I hate hugging).

AfterSchoolWorry Tue 31-Mar-20 05:17:44

Also it can't have 100% mortality as people have already recovered from it.

Thepigeonsarecoming Tue 31-Mar-20 05:21:55

I think the initial response was 80% would get it but would recover. But the most at risk of developing other conditions would be protected. So worst case scenario most would survive (yes this is an absolutely shit scenario) but the human race isn’t dying right now, maybe next year?

Pickles89 Tue 31-Mar-20 05:39:42

Civilisation will be destroyed.

Unfortunately I don't think poor old planet earth is that lucky! grin

In all seriousness, Spanish Flu wiped out maybe 1/5 of they world's population, and that was just 100 years ago, yet it seems the human race doesn't seem to have taken too much of a long-term bashing numbers wise...

HennyPenny4 Tue 31-Mar-20 05:40:45

Civilisation will be destroyed

Well that would save the planet. So, honestly, that doesn't depress me.
I hope that there will be a big change in our economy so it doesn't depend on people buying STUFF to make it tick. Instead we could seriously increase birth control and appreciate all the animals, woodland etc and preserve that. But I haven't worked out how we get by without everyone mining / making and selling stuff for profit.

Saturdayk Tue 31-Mar-20 05:58:49

I used to suffer from health anxiety really badly. When your mind starts thinking those things you should ask yourself ‘is there overwhelming scientific evidence to support this rationale?’ Or ‘are these thoughts based in genuine reality?’
The answer is normally always no.
It’s very difficult to break the cycle but you must try to challenge your thoughts!

titbumwillypoo Tue 31-Mar-20 05:59:53

Living has a 100% mortality.

InfiniteSheldon Tue 31-Mar-20 06:00:59

Please don't post such alarmist drivel how can it have 100% mortality when people have already recovered?

WanderingMilly Tue 31-Mar-20 06:04:26

As others have said, it can't have 100% mortality, people have had it and survived. That includes one member of my own family (no, we haven't been in contact except for over the 'phone either).

The likelihood is that come the summer, it will fizzle out, but we'll have to be careful for further months until eventually, a vaccine will be produced.

In my own scenario - but totally unlikely - it will wipe out the selfish, the cruel, the unkind people of the world and just leave behind those who are humble and able to support and share with others. They will go on to make the world a better place, sharing and caring for each other, living closer to nature and taking huge steps to change lifestyles so that pollution and damage to the earth is never seen again.....
But of course that won't happen....just a dream......

PieceOfMaria Tue 31-Mar-20 06:06:52

Civilisation won’t be destroyed but even if the cuts killed 50% of humans (which it won’t) it would be pretty shit for anyone living through it but ultimately, in the long haul, it would be magnificent for the health of the planet and therefore for mankind and all animal life in general. Try looking at it that way.

PieceOfMaria Tue 31-Mar-20 06:07:09

The virus not the cuts

AnneJeanne Tue 31-Mar-20 06:15:18

Sorry you’re having so much anxiety OP. Would it help if you researched Coronaviruses so that you have a better understanding of how they work? There are lots of unknowns about Covid 19, but it’s in the SARS group of viruses and there are already several experimental vaccines in the pipeline. Epidemiology is a vast field filled with some of the best minds in medicine. Rest assured that civilisation isn’t going to end because of this virus.

Natsku Tue 31-Mar-20 06:17:39

OP, its not in a virus' best interests to have a 100% mortality rate, that lessens its ability to pass itself on and then it would die out. So please don't worry about that, it won't happen.

Mimishimi Tue 31-Mar-20 06:20:58

Lockdown then forced conscription

Helpmechangemymindsetplease Tue 31-Mar-20 06:21:50

How do we know that when it mutates it doesn’t come back in a more harmful form as the Spanish flu did?

My scenario is that for the next year and until there is a vaccine we come in and out of lockdown.

I too would love a different less frenetic and damaging society afterwards but don’t think it will happen sad.

((On a personal level I think this has wiped out my chances of meeting someone (have had one relationship in my life and for many years that was emotionally abusive until I divorced him - silent treatments, walking on eggshells) as I am 51 now and by the time we are out of all the lockdowns I will have tipped over into “too old”. Depressing because I so wanted to experience a functioning, loving and equal relationship sad. I know this is a pandemic and this is nothing - I will be lucky if I don’t get this or suffer or die sad - just thinking aloud. Please don’t get cross with me.))

Angelw Tue 31-Mar-20 06:24:58

In a years time COVID-19 will be in our History books similar to Brexit. A Few thousands would have died, public inquiry will be sought to establish what could have been done better blah blah blah
The need to keep safe right now should still be emphasised flowers

MySonIsAlsoNamedBort Tue 31-Mar-20 06:26:08

As the virus gets under control, I think a huge war will begin, maybe world war.

Inkpaperstars Tue 31-Mar-20 06:26:12

It's your fear and anxiety telling you that OP, not the facts.

No one knows exactly what will happen. Probably the virus will stay with us in some form but be much more manageable once treatments, tests, vaccine, some levels of immunity etc become factors. We just need to get through this initial phase where it has taken us by surprise and restrictions are needed to stop the health services becoming overwhelmed by everyone getting it at once.

Keep trying to tell yourself that your thoughts are not truths...they are based on anxious feelings and not facts. Don't search too hard for certainty about a safe or good outcome either. You will never be absolutely certain and trying to eliminate all doubt will leave you endlessly anxious. We need to live with a certain amount of doubt and uncertainty. At the same time, don't listen to the worst scenario fantasies your brain cooks up. Just let those float by, it's natural to get them but they are just chimeras.

Angelw Tue 31-Mar-20 06:28:24

I’m also playing with the thought of extinction like dinosaurs 🦕 (being another big possibilitygrin)

Inkpaperstars Tue 31-Mar-20 06:37:51

As the virus gets under control, I think a huge war will begin, maybe world war.

I don't think this is likely. Most countries will be in the sort of economic, physical and mental state that prompts people to surrender and end wars, not to start them.

Mummyoflittledragon Tue 31-Mar-20 06:56:14

100% mortality
This is never going to happen. I agree this is your anxiety talking.

I’m hoping we will become more of a socialist country. The tories have all of a sudden become far more centrist when there were indications of big and frightening swings to the right. Their pledge is to house every homeless person. Out of all of this illness, death, chaos and uncertainty, hopefully the more deprived in the country will be helped. The only caveat will be if the help also encompasses mental health provision. The two are for many intertwined.

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