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  • #331260

    I don’t think there was enough push from the Democrats to fight against’ this trump stupidity

    Amen,

    but for Mitch70 the drama queen to make that into an excuse to blame the Democrats is sooo typical of Alt-right disingenuousness and blatant traitorous fraud.

    Refusal to learn from one’s own mistakes makes learning impossible.  Willful stupidity will do nothing but continue adding fuel to our deliberate self-destruction.  Remember the TrumpVirus isn’t the only existential problem unfolding (like a century plant) these days.   Mitch’s Republican party has become the home of intellectual juvenile delinquents, denial and self-delusion wrapped in absolutism.  yuck

    #331262
    #331263

    Happy Fourth of July – stay home

    #331265

    Okay for a parting shot, lets hear what this so-called “leader of our nation” whom Republicans worship as a messiah has to advise a nation in need of sober leadership in these challenging times:

    President of these United States:   “It’s (that is the TrumpVirus is) going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2020/07/01/day-1259/

    #331269
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    The U.S. is a hot sick mess in more ways than one- a murderous psychotic man in the highest office of the land, an out of control deadly virus, and a total disregard for humanity and nature.

    #331296
    @timb
    Participant

    Illogic, COVID-19 is very deadly to those who die from it.  (But it may be that the new form of the virus, which is seemingly MORE contagious, has a lower fatality rate. We don’t know yet. But let’s say the fatality rate is .5%, that is still well above 1 million Americans who will die from it, if it is allowed to spread unchecked.)

    We only know of about 130,000 Americans who have died from it so far.  We at least have that count of the dead.  We do not have a count of the wounded (that is, people who no longer have the disease but do have long term detrimental effects).  Some, reportedly have lung scarring, for example, who never even showed symptoms.  There may be a variety of pre-existing conditions caused by COVID-19.  We don’t know yet.

    There may be a safe effective vaccine available to some in a matter of months. And there may never be a vaccine. Or maybe it will be sooner than never but later than a few months. We don’t know, yet.

    If we do get it, I think that most of the public will accept it, if the science and development process behind it is sound.

    Thanks for advocating basic precautions, in the meanwhile, like wearing masks.

    #331298
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    @timb you forgot the blood clotting all over the body (lungs, heart, liver, kidney, brains. They’re doing autopsies on the dead and finding widespread clotting, massive amounts of clotting, which is deadly. One can get a mild case, be healthy, and young, seem like they are recovering and have a stroke from COVID.

    #331309
    @timb
    Participant

    That’s right, Mriana.

    And meanwhile the t rump administration is going great guns trying to get the Supreme Court to declare Obamacare unconstitutional.  The t rump will LIE and say they will keep the provisions for not allowing Insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.  There could be millions of people who have some holdover condition from COVID-19 that could be designated by the profiteering Insurance companies as “pre-existing conditions”.

    Sort of a bad time to be taking away more and more healthcare when so many are unemployed and have lost their healthcare, during a pandemic.

    #331314
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    It is a bad time, but the dotard doesn’t care. Keep in mind, he’s a murderer. He doesn’t kill directly, but he finds ways to kill people without using his own hands. He still has blood on his hands though.

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    #331405
    @timb
    Participant

    Is that handsome white man in the portrait behind her, Mr. Bowers?

    _____

    I’ve heard other mentions that the latest mutation of COVID may be more contagious, and possibly even have a lower fatality rate.

    You know, as I have occasionally thought about how evolutionary processes would shape the virus’s evolution, I have concluded that this is the exact sort of mutation that would be expected to evolve, because it would be most likely to survive than other incarnations of the virus.

    You see, if the latest mutation reproduces more easily within hosts AND also is less fatal, then the hosts remain alive longer to potentially reproduce more, AND to infect others.  Ideally a long period of no symptoms accompanied by being contagious, would be the perfect effect of the virus for it to reproduce the most.

    Idk which is better in the long term: a more contagious but less fatal virus OR a less contagious but more fatal virus.

    #331433
    @thatoneguy
    Participant

    The former is obviously better; though it must be said Covid-19 is not particularly lethal overall.

    #331436
    @sree
    Participant

    The former is obviously better; though it must be said Covid-19 is not particularly lethal overall.

    This would be an understatement. It’s no more deadly than the common flu and leaves the young and healthy untouched.

    #331438
    @timb
    Participant

    This would be an understatement. It’s no more deadly than the common flu and leaves the young and healthy untouched.

    Poppycock! (That is a strange word, but seemingly fitting for this response.)

    … it must be said Covid-19 is not particularly lethal overall.

    I suggest that it is at least a rate of .5% of everyone who has carried the virus.

    (A number that we do not currently have a handle on. We should.)

    It is a matter of doing properly randomized samples with individuals that are thus representative of the overall population, following them, including doing quality tests for the presence of antibodies. It should then be possible to make a meaningful extrapolation of the actual real number of survivors of COVID-19 vs the number of fatalities.

    #331443
    @thatoneguy
    Participant

    This would be an understatement. It’s no more deadly than the common flu and leaves the young and healthy untouched.

    Covid19 is more dangerous  than flu for people 60+ with other chronic health problems. But it is less dangerous than flu for young people.

    ……………………It’s important to note that most people even in the high risk group will survive.

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