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I think a virus is better, because a bacteria can be easily killed by antibiotics. Bacteria, can become antibiotic resistant, but you need to consider that there are hundreds of antibiotics and new one can still be developed. Create a cure for a virus is much harder. [Synthetic_virology][1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_virology is possible even ...


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The disease is an infectious meme. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be ...


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I'm not an epidemiologist, but I do a lot of computer science and at a high level, infection in computer networks and in humans have a lot in common. Ultimately both come down to two factors - transmissability and payload. Let's discuss transmissability first. In epidemiology, there is a factor called R0, or R-nought. This was made famous in the movie ...


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one way is to have a bunch of bacteria and give it all the antibiotics slowly but surely, before releasing it. it is an actual problem of today where bacteria are adapting to the current antibiotics and are getting stronger, forcing us to make new better antibiotics. i know a lady who everytime she got sick, or got hurt she would take an antibiotic i think ...


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