2281: Coronavirus Research

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Coronavirus Research
"Also, reading 500 coronavirus papers in a row and not sleeping? Probably not great for you either, but I haven't found any studies confirming that yet. I'll keep looking."
Title text: "Also, reading 500 coronavirus papers in a row and not sleeping? Probably not great for you either, but I haven't found any studies confirming that yet. I'll keep looking."

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I don't think constantly refreshing the main page for 10 consecutive hours to get the first comment is healthy either, but I haven't found any studies confirming this. I think I'll refresh the CDC's website for a couple days to see if they add any articles on this. Goodbye, world! (talk) 18:33, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

The more I read about the issue, the worse my headache gets. I don't think I have Corona, but I'm starting to think there's also a memetic virus around with physical symptoms. I don't want anyone else to catch it from me, though; I'm just warning you all so you can make sure you don't get exposed to it. Tell everyone you know! 162.158.90.174 19:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

I too have read virtually every xkcd comic about the coronavirus. 108.162.219.24 19:46, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Maybe the reason why she wasn't able to find anything better was that some of those researches contradicted others? Although sleep deprivation sounds like quite likely explanation ... -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:19, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

This is what the people trying to design citizen-built medical and test equipment are experiencing. https://projectopenair.org/ https://app.jogl.io/project/118 172.68.65.198 00:09, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

I'm impressed that all the other 6 comics and the category has been updated to say 7 in a row. Hope this wont last 12 weeks with 36 in a row, cause then someone will get tired of updating every 2 days ;-) --Kynde (talk) 13:40, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank God for people with OCD! -boB (talk) 15:45, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Is this possibly a stab at the fact that while many scientists are studying COVID-19 and publishing papers on it, because it currently gets a lot of attention, it will take time to make truly meaningful discoveries? I haven't read any scientific papers on it yet, so I'm not sure about the actual state of research. However, it seems to me COVID-19 is still too new to reasonably expect a ton of new and accurate information on it. Bischoff (talk) 19:55, 17 March 2020 (UTC)