Posted in: The public, already used to the unrelenting spread of infections and tired of life under self-imposed restrictions, seems less scared of the virus than during the previous COVID-19 state of emergency between April and May last year. Fear drove people to exercise self-control during the previous state of emergency. We can't expect them to do the same this time. See in context
What is the true infection fatallty rate (counting all who are infected in the deonominator) ? I have seen a range from 0.1% to 1.5%.
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For the whole S&P 500 the PE ratio is now over 38. On average the last 100 years its has been around 15...go figure.
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Also GE gets a lot of taxpayer funded handouts.
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Keep considering until the virus with its 99.9%+ recovery rate burns itself out.
More than 0.1% of the US population have died from Covid-19 yet it is still going strong there...hmmm...
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Bass4Funk, et. al. need to visit places in California like OC, Inyo County, Imperial County and San Diego Country. There are millions of people that are Independent and even conservative in those places.
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...due to rampant ageism.
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It must be nice to get high paying job in your late 70s when so many able people in Japan with a much higher mental acuity can't even get one past 65.
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Around ¥130,158 for every man, woman and child in Japan. Well spent...not !
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"Why should a man pay child support if his ex or the courts don't give him visitation rights? I'm barely seeing my kids once a month and I'm paying 5 hundred a month. You can't have it both ways. More money AND kids kept away from father."
Well said. More stories like this...
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I wonder how much better the treatments in hospital are now than in February. Is Beta- interferon being used to boost immunity ?
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"Biden’s cognitive decline?"
Even if this were true, Trump isn't even at his 100%. Also Biden will appoint much better people for his cabinet and other executive postions. They won't be quitting/ changing right and left either like they have sooo much the last 3 1/2 years.
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"How does she propose we stay vigilant?"
Her wording is stupid. What we can do is wear a mask when around others outside of home, take enough vitamin D and avoid crowds or small enclosed spaces with poor circulation.
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The pandas used to be true gifts to countries (from the 1950s) until Deng Xiaoping changed this to Panda loans. This was at first for a smaller monthly fee and then it became up to $1,000,000 per year. A zoo in Mexico had their own pandas that was outside of this "loan policy" a few years ago, but I am not sure if they are still alive.
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I have Chinese friends who can verify this "hard power" from within China.
If you can understand Chinese check Xinhua and other internal Chinese news sources.
On the "soft power" side out side of China they re more subtle, suggesting that this virus originated entirely outside of China and was brought in (of course the Chinese CCP is the hero in this narrative too). Check CGTN here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3yU_t4RqSs and other videos on YouTube. I won't even get into the paid CCP commenters.
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They are also trying to falsely rewrite the narrative on the origin of this virus. They are telling Chinese in their country that this was created by Italy, Canada or the US and then unleashed in China.
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"campaign against this "pandemic", which is just a little worst than a bad flu in terms of death rate."
The case fatality rate is higher (it was especially higher in Feb. and Mar. when most os the medical community was at a loss at how to treat this). Then there are the sequellae, the long-term/permanent health issues of a significant % of those who have "recovered" from covid-19. They include damaged heart muscle, damaged kidneys, reduced lung capacity to to fibrosis, type I diabetes and more....
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What is interesting is that in the Philippines, this pandemic has actually increased the birth rate. Japan could do more including penalizing ageism, as a lot of qualified people over 65 want to work but are discriminated against.
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WHat is interesring is that in the Philippines, this pandemic has actually increased the birth rate. Japan could do more including penalizing ageism, as a lot of qualified people over 65 want to work but are discriminated against.
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Any more information ? Co-morbidities ? Was he obese ?
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Masks also lower the viral load you would get, even if you are infected. This alone can make the difference between having mild symptoms and dying from Covid-19.
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One more thing, though. If countries rushed to heard immuntiy in Feb. and Mar. the hospitals could have been overwhelmed. Also the best thing they could do for the worst cases at that time was to put them on a "dreaded" ventillator (under 25% survival rate). Now they have better and better treatments (anti-coagulants, Math+ protocol,plasma infusion therapy, interferon B therapy, Ivermectin and more). Most of those people, who would have died before can survive now.
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"Like i've said before, no serious country is ever going to allow a separatist movement that openly conspires and colludes with foreign rivals to advocate separatism"
You are missing the point. The extreme authoritarianism is harmful to the human race as a whole. I have to wonder if you had ulterior motives for writing that or just put it up for some reason. (and not only me).
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"I would like to ask anyone, how many people do you personally know who have the virus and was either very sick or died."
I know someone and he was quite sick (mostly bedridden) for a month. I would take al sorts of precautions to avoid what he went thought.
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Thank you for the reference on smoking rates. I should have offered one myself. When I came to Japan (1990) it was very close to what you see in Madmen (USA 1960s)
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Well it took long enough ! ...Still it's a good thing. When I first cam to Japan in th 1990s 60% of men smoked, despite the fact that even then, people generally knew the risks.
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"New Zealand is an island nation with controlled borders. I doubt they have reached herd immunity, so as soon as the travel restrictions are eased, the bug will appear again."
It almost sound like you hope people will get infected in large numbers (and die) in New Zealand. I hope not.
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