2020 Mar 18, 6:21pm
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Wuhan Virus is spreading, generating more headlines, greater anxiety and paranoia, and, of course, cancellations and closings. It’s high time to ask a critical question: Could our reaction to the fear of COVID-19 do more harm than the virus itself? ...A good deal of this panic is the result of the nigh constant and almost exclusively apocalyptic coverage in the news. Just as the left-leaning media like to hype up the number of gun deaths – the majority of which are suicides – but ignore medical mistakes, as if doctors don’t kill far more Americans than firearms, they’re now using Coronavirus as a way to target President Trump. See how terribly he’s handling this deadly pandemic? Do you really want to vote this guy back into office for a second term? It’s selective outrage: The media choose to highlight the issues that further the leftist agenda. ...Coronavirus is not flu, no matter how many times the two are compared. The reproduction number is about twice as high for COVID-19, meaning that the average sick person is expected to infect twice as many people as they would with influenza. That aside, while the Coronavirus is believed to have a much deadlier potential than the seasonal flu, that doesn’t change the fact that COVID-19 has claimed — according to the CDC as of March 16 — 6,606 lives globally, with 41 of those being in the United States.The flu season is still in full swing, and the CDC doesn’t like to give exact numbers because not all cases are known, but so far America has lost between 22,000 and 55,000 to influenza since October of last year. Coronavirus has a lot of catching up to do if it’s going to live up to the hype that it’s more dangerous than seasonal flu...When the dust settles, how many people will be left without a job, a ride, or even a home? When it’s all said and done, the 2019-2020 Coronavirus death toll will almost certainly be just a drop in the bucket compared to boring old influenza. This won’t make the books as one of the greatest plagues in history, but the economic collapse caused by our panic just might.
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https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/03/18/poll-finds-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19-is-more-of-a-concern-than-the-health-effects.html "Canadians are more worried about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic than they are over the health effects of the virus, a new poll suggests.The Campaign Research survey provided to the Star found a staggering 99 per cent of respondents are aware of the crisis — and 93 per cent are worried about the economy.“You just never see those kinds of numbers,” Richard Ciano, a principal of Campaign Research, said Wednesday.""
Now that we have established that exponential diseases , especially the one that are asymptomatic initially can suddenly creep up on us , like a wildfire and a storm , are very hard to comprehend for the normal folks till it is too late.here is an article for you“The Imperial College London group reported that if nothing was done by governments and individuals and the pandemic remained uncontrolled, 510,000 would die in Britain and 2.2 million in the United States over the course of the outbreak,” The Post reports. Even if we now institute uniform, serious measures to mitigate the spread of the virus, we would “reduce mortality by half, to 260,000 people in the United Kingdom and 1.1 million in the United States.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/18/trumps-li...
53,687.091.20 or 5,368,709,120 pennies. What does that have to do with the kung flu? Are you trying to say the whole world will get the flu?
Onvacation says53,687.091.20 or 5,368,709,120 pennies. What does that have to do with the kung flu? Are you trying to say the whole world will get the flu?The first number is a little less than the total number of Americans (not Globally) that got H1N1 back in the Obama Era: ~60M from memory, I believe.
NoCoupForYou saysOnvacation says53,687.091.20 or 5,368,709,120 pennies. What does that have to do with the kung flu? Are you trying to say the whole world will get the flu?The first number is a little less than the total number of Americans (not Globally) that got H1N1 back in the Obama Era: ~60M from memory, I believe.But the pond is full of lily pads. You're not taking this seriously.
elephant in the room that got Trump elected: the severe harms of globalization.
The so called information age has only made people better at believing what they want, because they can always find plenty of people that are with them no matter how stupid the point of view. Hence the flat earthers, Trump, 97 genders, etc.
something that they are frustrated about that has already happened, history, as if he can change or undo it.
My view is that he conned people about something that they are frustrated about that has already happened, history, as if he can change or undo it.
Got to say, that is not too "Progressive"!
Remuzzi says he is now hearing information about it from general practitioners. "They remember having seen very strange pneumonia, very severe, particularly in old people in December and even November," he says. "This means that the virus was circulating, at least in [the northern region of] Lombardy and before we were aware of this outbreak occurring in China."
If someone gives you one penny today, 2 pennies tomorrow, 4 pennies the following day and so on, how much money have you received have after 31 days ?Do you think it's more than 50,000 dollars ?
The only president who has mentioned this problem is Donald Trump.
Anecdote for Patrick herewith:10 years ago I was helping my parent who was very ill who lived in a quaint small town in Connecticut.I was dating someone from a nearby town who was of a different religion.She commented that my town was nice, but she thought it was too “white bread.”I pulled the car to the side of the road and told her I was white and considered that an insult and would she like to walk or hitch hike home?
Here is a quiz- A single lily pad in the pond spawns a new lily every day and each spawned lily also gets to spawn a new lily everyday. It takes the 100 days to fill the whole pond. So how many days does it take to fill approximately 3-4% of the pond.
If someone gives you one penny today, 2 pennies tomorrow, 4 pennies the following day and so on, how much money have you received have after 31 days ?Do you think it's more than 50,000 dollars ?More than 200,000 dollars ?Calculator time 2^30 = ?
The two that got away .....🎬@BobMenery pic.twitter.com/Q5n8DT1t4h— Harry Theocharous (@TheocharousH) March 28, 2020
The two that got away .....🎬@BobMenery pic.twitter.com/Q5n8DT1t4h
:I think we're all racist. I miss simpler times on Patrick.net, when we could all enjoy Patricks posts about black crime statistics, and how blacks really do commit more violent crime than white folks. Patrick gets it. Being obsessed with spreading the truth isn't racism. I mean the topic might be race, and if someone feels that too many people aren't well enough informed about really true differences in races, that's not racism. Wanting to think a lot about race doesn't make someone a racist. What if your main thought about race is how too many people are calling members of your own race racist ? That's certainly not racism. I don't know why some white folks aren't more obsessed with this. They must actually be the racists.
"How can anyone stay home without anything to eat?" asked Garcia Landu, a motorcycle taxi driver in the bustling Angolan seaside capital of Luanda.He ventured out to try and earn a living, defying the government-ordered anti-coronavirus restrictions."We have responsibilities towards our families. We have to go out and get food," said Landu, sporting a helmet in the national red-and-black colours.It's "better to die of this disease or a gunshot than to starve to death," he said. "To starve to death, I will never, ever accept that. I can't".Days after the government declared a state of emergency and imposed restrictions on March 26, crowds continue to mass at markets, in front of shops or by water points in Luanda.Under the restrictions, President Joao Lourenco has banned travel, meetings and public activities as the country reported 10 infections with two deaths.
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