actually yes, i walked away from my PhD topic after completion because i had lost hope in its relevance to real life.would you be prepared to walk away if you realized what I'd said was true? I doubt it.
Apparently in order to have an open mind, it is necessary to have come to the same conclusions as you. Got it
For a disease with a 99.9% recovery rate, why would you even consider taking a vaccination in the first place? That fact alone should kill the argument dead in the water.
my mother works in radiology, and they see lung damage in some people who didn't experience severe illness from covid. so yeah, seems to be nasty.This is pretty naive. As if there are only two outcomes: life or death. COVID-19 is associated with organ damage (even seen in some who weren't particularly symptomatic). Your assertion that 999 out of a 1000 people walk away from this unscathed is laughable.
my mother works in radiology, and they see lung damage in some people who didn't experience severe illness from covid. so yeah, seems to be nasty.
funnily enough, a few years back, that guy was big on this "electric universe" stuff, yet I doubt he has ever seen the electromagnetic field with his eyesYea but nothing seen by radiology is seen directly by the unaided eye, therefore nothing it shows you really exists.
Explain some more about this detectable in the blood thing? Is this how they have identified 450k deaths?
Another question to ask: are they dead with or because of Covid?
It's probably not a worthwhile question. The totals aren't and never have been claimed to be an exact count of everyone who's died of covid. What they are is a ballpark figure. One that's largely been confirmed by the excess death numbers.
oh so when it suits you, outcomes that you insist are boolean (someone dying or not dying) suddenly become multi-valued? but when someone else suggests that treating everything as a boolean is an oversimplification, you accuse them of bullshitting then don't respond to the references they provide you?it is incredibly important to know whether someone died of covid or with covid (whether it was a positive test around at the time of death).
Countries who didn't deliberately break their healthcare systems before covid hit do not have the level of excess deaths seen in places like the USA and UK who did.
Please take your dose and my dose I’ll sacrifice for the greater goodoh so when it suits you, outcomes that you insist are boolean (someone dying or not dying) suddenly become multi-valued? but when someone else suggests that treating everything as a boolean is an oversimplification, you accuse them of bullshitting then don't respond to the references they provide you?
what do you mean by deliberately break their healthcare systems? are you referring to systematic destruction, i.e. by Trump in the US (if there was really much to destroy) and the Tories in the UK, or do you mean the almost overnight repurposing of all available lab space, requisitioning of equipment like sequencing machines by PHE, etc? I agree that neither situation is ideal but the latter is certainly defensible given we didn't have loads of unused lab space and equipment going spare, and I can't imagine loads of other countries having that either.
given that we can't just get more health service capacity when needed, are you suggesting that people who actually can wait for their surgeries should be given hospital beds and people with COVID19 left to die? i get that they might die waiting, and the COVID patient might survive without care, and really we should have just imposed strict lockdowns and quarantines so that there was no need to choose who lives and who dies. but if one person turns up in acute need of care and the other for an elective procedure shouldn't the one in acute need be prioritised?
there is a massive issue about the long term impacts this will have, i don't know if things like cancer diagnostic rates have recovered. i just hope that it provides political incentive for long term investment in healthcare.