Author Topic: What are the best arguments or articles for people who don't care about Covid-19  (Read 4186 times)

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Google "flatten the curve" and you'll find many articles about it.

Thank you. I was looking for a visual. Your suggestion helped.

https://qz.com/1816060/a-chart-of-the-1918-spanish-flu-shows-why-social-distancing-works/

Thank you. Has a little bit of a visual, but importantly historical context.
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“Trump was comparing flu statistics to coronavirus statistics,” said Chamberlain. “Well, that’s the same mistake that people make when they say, ‘Why do you care more about terrorism? Terrorism kills so many fewer people in car accidents every year.’ The answer is, ‘Because if something goes really wrong in terrorism, they could do unbelievably dramatic damage.’ Same logic here.”

From here:
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/trump-maga-coronavirus-movement-130831
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I would tone it down making the same points.
from the man who want to throw them all in jail  :)
These idiots belong in jail.

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from the man who want to throw them all in jail  :)
There is a difference between throwing idiots in jail and trying to educate idiots.  ;)
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From my anecdotal conversations with family and friends, I don't believe it's possible to change someone's attitude in this through an argument. Maybe they will change their mind when the situation worsens, maybe not.

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From my anecdotal conversations with family and friends, I don't believe it's possible to change someone's attitude in this through an argument. Maybe they will change their mind when the situation worsens, maybe not.

That's why I started arguing more than a month ago :)
Seriously, a lot of people I argued with started acknowledging reality far sooner than the rest as things progressed. It also eased them into this whole situation, it's a lot easier to deal with it mentally when it's not so sudden and unexpected.
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With all the info coming out daily it is hard not to care anymore. From the top down they acknowledge this is going to be bad and take sometime.
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That's why I started arguing more than a month ago :)
Seriously, a lot of people I argued with started acknowledging reality far sooner than the rest as things progressed. It also eased them into this whole situation, it's a lot easier to deal with it mentally when it's not so sudden and unexpected.
I was about to ask a stupid question. What made you think a month ago that this was any different than the 2003 SARS COV outbreak? I did 30 seconds of research and found the astonishing difference. The total 2003 outbreak infected a total of 8098 individuals. That's about the current death total of the COVID19 pandemic with infected at over 20x that. Some food for thought....

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I was about to ask a stupid question. What made you think a month ago that this was any different than the 2003 SARS COV outbreak? I did 30 seconds of research and found the astonishing difference. The total 2003 outbreak infected a total of 8098 individuals. That's about the current death total of the COVID19 pandemic with infected at over 20x that. Some food for thought....

I don’t remember if there was a specific data point that had me concerned, but I definitely remember this video making a big impact:




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