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Re. Herd Immunity, it can work as mentioned previously, via Natural Selection of resistant individuals over susceptible ones. But that is a much longer process and can even be over evolutionary time scales of hundreds or thousands of years.
Usually when it is brought up, we mean significant percent of population immunity from previous exposure or vaccination. Typically 90-95% is considered protective for those who are immune compromised or otherwise at risk. It works by breaking the chain of transmission, since one person has much lower chance to spread to another susceptible person. They are few and far between when nearly everyone you contact with is immune.
Problem with this new virus is we do not yet know if pre exposure gives protective immunity going forward and for how long immunity lasts. It may minimize severe outcomes which would be good. It may fully protect for years, which would be great. It may not give any real protection or last only months at a time.

One other thing to consider, the virus is also changing, evolving, as it replicates across the human species. We are a new host for this virus and it is undergoing natural selection process to optimize how it replicates and spreads. If it causes too severe disease, such that it kills people too quickly, less time to replicate, less chance to spread. We see moderation of viral diseases over time as they adapt to new hosts. This is how some live, attentuated vaccines are made. The put a virus in a tissue cell culture, replicate it many many times and the virus at the end has changed to better behave in that type of cell. Its nature in humans is then tolerable and gives protective immunity to the original wild type virus.
 
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I have a mate whose sister did a year as an exchange student in the US. On her return she sent her host family a thankyou pack, including a jar of vegemite. The host family wrote back and had to regretfully advise that the vegemite seemed to have gone off in the post...
 
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I have a mate whose sister did a year as an exchange student in the US. On her return she sent her host family a thankyou pack, including a jar of vegemite. The host family wrote back and had to regretfully advise that the vegemite seemed to have gone off in the post...
Not many people in other countries like Vegemite like the people from down under.
 

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Maybe it will cure the virus? I understand it's pretty salty, I've never had any.
 
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Yes it is a bit salty but if used right is so niceee after talking about it I had 3 pieces of toast with vegemite on it yummmmmy.
 
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This is what's on a jar of Vegemite

Vegemite , B vitamins for vitality, start happy with vegemite, B1 essential for brain function, B2 supports your nervous system, B3 essential for energy release, FOLATE help fight fatigue.
Ingredients: yeast extract ( grown on barley and wheat ) salt, Malt extract, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, folate.

Most aussie house holds have a jar of Vegemite in their fridge or cupboard, proudly made in Australia since 1923. Great on toast, in stews and gravies and other things.

We are a weird mob down under that's what make us different from the rest of the world.

Ashley
 

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There were almost riots when it was proposed that they might not make Marmite in NZ any longer.

Disgusting stuff, those two. Made from the stuff that grows between male teenagers toes who don't shower but once a week.

Now Root Beer...mmmm.
 
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I have a mate whose sister did a year as an exchange student in the US. On her return she sent her host family a thankyou pack, including a jar of vegemite. The host family wrote back and had to regretfully advise that the vegemite seemed to have gone off in the post...
At least that family had taste.
 

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Ooophs! Wrong extract.
We have a national shortage of the delicacy:eek:.... with the brewing industry on the "wagon" for want of a better term, there is no brewers yeast to be had
I've had to ration myself, and this is worse than lockdown..
 

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I saw those Bournemouth beach photos, nuts.
If you took notice most Of them attending were youngsters...... and when interviewed didn't know what the problem was, I don't know where they're been for the last 12 weeks planet stupidly perhaps
These selfish gathering (and not by a few) will for certain cause a second wave
 
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Just pisses me off that we had it in decline and now it looks like we need to start all over again! I'm getting too old to sit around and do nothing, my times running out. F%$K it, I'm going for a ride. I miss my hot wings and beer.
 

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Yes it is a bit salty but if used right is so niceee after talking about it I had 3 pieces of toast with vegemite on it yummmmmy.
During my first visit to NZ, I was seated at my host's table for breakfast and was offered Marmite, which is apparently their version of vegemite. To my host's delight I spread it on a piece of toast and took a good sized bite!

Zoiks! I'd been set up! They knew that we Americans were a rather fond of quantity and that the minuscule amount typically used would seem useless to the uninitiated.
 
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