ZipTheZipper t1_j9u6bi5 wrote

> Now, the current populations education level regarding vaccination is less awesome.

Covid's case fatality rate has leveled off to roughly 1%. SARS was estimated at 10%, and MERS was 34%. This strain of H5N1 is above 50% right now. If it becomes easily transmissible between humans, either the antivaxxers change their minds fairly quickly or the only people left will be ones who believed in vaccination.


ZipTheZipper t1_ixdwwlk wrote

I wonder how this compares to flocks of birds. Starling murmurations seem to shift direction without an appointed leader. Geese take turns leaving their formations when flying. Maybe it's the same with schools of fish. It seems like it's the common way for collective animal movements to occur, and primates are the exception.