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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4221  Postby hackenslash » Jan 23, 2022 2:40 pm

Binary thinking correlates strongly with falling afoul of slippery slopes, unfortunately.
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#4222  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jan 23, 2022 3:46 pm

hackenslash wrote:Binary thinking correlates strongly with falling afoul of slippery slopes, unfortunately.

apparently if it’s slippery enough there doesn’t even need to be a slope.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4223  Postby felltoearth » Jan 23, 2022 4:11 pm

The_Piper wrote:My sister is improving, thank Mr Woodchuckles. :shock: That's due to being vaccinated, I'm sure. Surprisingly Maine hasn't seen an increase in daily count numbers with Omicron, but I think that's because of the increase in home tests, and breakthrough cases not usually being reported. The numbers are still high, including hospitalizations, but back to being one of the best states in the country. Of course, that's not saying much. :confused:
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4224  Postby Macdoc » Jan 23, 2022 5:14 pm

Very good article on the bio-ethics of treating the unvaxxed

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pandem ... -1.6319844

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#4225  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jan 23, 2022 7:02 pm

Macdoc wrote:Very good article on the bio-ethics of treating the unvaxxed

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pandem ... -1.6319844

up until now they’ve had the luxury of „no shortage on resources“ to treat everyone equally.
now they don’t.

Ethics is always about „more than one person“ so when people behave in a way diametrically to the interest of the well beeing of the majority it’s just cowardly waffling to call for treating them equally „because ethics“

Of cause it’s easier to not make a choice and treat everyone equally and maybe toss a coin as a tie breaker.
Ethical? I don’t think so.


Personally I’m at the point where I think we need only one rule to get out of the pandemic:
Masks in public.

Everything else: Your choice.
it’s over in 8 weeks for everyone: either you keep your head down for 8 weeks, or you go and party with the stupid and try to get a bed in hospital while it’s crowded.

ETA: and give hospital staff 8 weeks of paid special leave if they want to avoid the crazy, they‘ve earned it.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4226  Postby Macdoc » Jan 24, 2022 4:37 am

We're at masks inside all stores and eateries and vax cert in any place you are inside....ie a pub or bakery etc
Plus contact tracing which I think is breaking now due to volume.
We only had a handful of deaths until recently ( like 7 until Jan 22 but now up to 118 ) ...still remarkable ( 5 million pop )

It seems unstoppable to hold the fort for Omi but all i know ( including family ) who have it had mild cases.
But the long term remains unknown....all were tripple vaxxed.
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#4227  Postby Alan C » Jan 24, 2022 8:30 am

Some restrictions have come in place here since midnight but I've barely noticed. I can so far still do the same stuff I could do but then I'm [triple] vaxxed. The minority of dumb motherfuckers around here that still aren't will notice though.
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#4228  Postby The_Piper » Jan 24, 2022 3:39 pm

I ordered my 4 free at home test kits from usps. I had to provide my name and address, so the antivax crowd will probably say its a ruse, mind control lol. Without that info, usps cant send them. [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH]

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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4229  Postby hackenslash » Jan 24, 2022 7:58 pm

File under 'today I learned that'...

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#4230  Postby Alan C » Jan 25, 2022 10:27 pm

And yet for covid it seems the first thing that is [STILL] panic-bought is loo paper.
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#4231  Postby The_Piper » Jan 25, 2022 10:42 pm

Alan C wrote:And yet for covid it seems the first thing that is [STILL] panic-bought is loo paper.

:picard: If there were mass shortages I'd rather fill the space with canned goods and cut up my towels for that purpose. Don't flush them, of course.
I have a couple dozen cans of food on my top shelf already, just in case.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4232  Postby Macdoc » Jan 26, 2022 2:21 am

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#4233  Postby The_Piper » Jan 26, 2022 1:49 pm

Neil Young wants his music taken off of Spotify because they're hosting covid disinfo, namely Joe Rogan. He said "They can have Rogan or Young. Not both." Good for him. I'm guessing that spotify will ponder about .45 sevonds, and choose to keep Rogan due to the profits. I wonder how many classic rock artists it would take to outweigh Joe Rogan's content. I've never even visited spotify, and there's definitely no reason for me to right now.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/25/entertai ... index.html
I used to listed to Rogan's podcast back when he had interesting guests such as scientists and specialists. It's a clown show now though. He's either a greedy scumbag, or even more of a moron than he claimed to be.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4234  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 26, 2022 2:36 pm

Stupid is where the profit is by definition.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4235  Postby The Serpent » Jan 27, 2022 7:16 am

Just got out of iso today. COVID is an odd illness. I'm triple vaxxed so my symptoms were mild but distinct.

Or perhaps that's the produc of two years worth of hype.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4236  Postby Macdoc » Jan 27, 2022 8:18 am

It's the long term effects even of non symptomatic that is the concern - even elite athletes get hit.

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#4237  Postby Cito di Pense » Jan 27, 2022 10:17 am

Macdoc wrote:It's the long term effects even of non symptomatic that is the concern - even elite athletes get hit.


So, let me get this straight: Long-term effects in non-symptomatic cases will be long-term non-symptoms. Is that it?

I hear something called "brain fog" describes one of the long term symptoms that are not non-symptomatic. The article is very thorough and reminds us not to assume that various symptoms are necessarily symptoms of long COVID. Sometimes, brain fog just happens naturally, and sometimes this starts at a tragically early age.
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4238  Postby felltoearth » Jan 27, 2022 1:07 pm

So how would brain fog exhibit itself in, say, Joe Rogan’s case?


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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#4239  Postby The_Piper » Jan 28, 2022 2:35 am

felltoearth wrote:So how would brain fog exhibit itself in, say, Joe Rogan’s case?


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Have a look at the Jordan Petersen visit yesterday. Brain fog vs whatever's wrong with Petersen. :lol:
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#4240  Postby felltoearth » Jan 28, 2022 11:17 am

They are definitely in competition for the foggiest.


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