Also, ABC News recently reported that 94% of COVID-related deaths were from people with pre-existing morbidity conditions. Everyone has their own level of comfort, and we should respect their choices.
Do be careful of them, Shop-et-al. If I'm not mistaken, they can be common opportunities for "attack," no? ...as in malware?@sestrahelena wrote:
Just saw a pop-up for a petition
Pop-up? Who allows pop-ups these days? Tsk, tsk!
Glad you have a sense of humor (it keeps the body/mind well). It's true we all die, but it's still good to be careful and try to avoid this bug. I pray for you all and hope we all can avoid and/or beat this darn thing!@2stepps wrote:
Ah, Bah Humbug. We all die in the end, I am just trying not to get a Darwin award. Although my cancer has taken care of contributions to the gene pool part.
From NPR today: [www.npr.org]@ wrote:
In case you were still procrastinating getting a flu shot this year, here's another reason to make it a priority.
There's a chance the vaccine could offer some protection against COVID-19 itself, says virologist Robert Gallo, who directs the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is chairman of the Global Virus Network.
The key is getting the right flu vaccine, says Gallo, who was one of the main scientists credited with discovering HIV. "The vaccine has to have a live virus in it. The virus is attenuated so it doesn't cause disease, but otherwise the virus is alive."
There's a well known epidemiologist who predicted 2 million deaths. In the midst of a pandemic, he went out to his married lover to have sex with.
Have we reached 2 million yet?
He too was on CNN.
No, I don't trust CNN, nor these elaborate numbers.
Yeah, influenza is a different family of viruses from coronaviruses, but many believe both behave the same (as viruses) in regards to changing weather conditions.@msimon-2000 wrote:
The Spanish Flu was an H1N1 Influenza virus and Covid-19 is a Coronavirus. I think it would be hard to predict, contrast, and compare the behaviors of the two.
Also, the CNN article didn't specify whether the predicted deaths were just for the USA or worldwide. If just the USA, that would be a lot for the 2nd wave. OTOH, for the world, that isn't that big of a jump from current levels.
You don't know if the 2 million prediction was right or not if nothing was done.
Secondly, why would you trust someone who says one thing but does the complete opposite?
This so called famous scientist went out in the middle of the pandemic to have sex with his married lover. Obviously, he didn't consider the virus that much of a threat if he was risking his life and his partner's life for sex.
With respect, this is a line that, unfortunately, doesn't do anything to address the main crux of people's moral objections to how the U.S. handled COVID. I prefer to stick with analyses of what would have been best for the nation.@iShop123 wrote:
People die every day.
Again, with all due respect, I have to say say that you're out of line here in both your tone and the flippant manner in which you've asked an accusatory, character-impugning question. If you're just having a bad day or agitated in some other way, I get it...we can all be aggressive/abrasive at times...but, I still have to say this. It's out of line.@ wrote:
Or, are you just virtue signalling like all the celebrities who claimed they were going to leave?
That's fair.@ wrote:
Enough with your political posts. I'm sick of reading them. You can discuss this and other topics without getting into politics. You repeatedly fail to adhere to the boards' "no politics" rule.
I believe this thinking potentially devalues the innate worth of every human being (regardless of age) and distracts from how we can love and protect our most vulnerable members of society (in this case, primarily the elderly, but also traditionally including women and children).@iShop123 wrote:
Most of those 202,000 were going to die soon anyway. It's unfortunate they went sooner.
I'm going to make this my final post in this thread for now and possibly for a while on the forum, as I want to take a break. But, I wanted to address this.@iShop123 wrote:
You repeatedly fail to adhere to the boards' "no politics" rule.