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"it's just like the flu"
« on: May 15, 2020, 01:34:34 AM »
Everyone on DDF who said this, please come to me hat in hand. Jk

But in all seriousness, I have friends who are still sick 2 months later.

People who are still weak, suffering from fatigue. Medical sources are saying people have long term lung, kidney, liver etc damage.

My question is, where does this arrogance come from?
Also I strongly urge people to cultivate friendships with people who differ from you in opinion and also at least a few medical professionals.

I think like because I have such a diversified corpus of friends, many I strongly disagree with at times, all whom I respect, it opens the mind to a broad array of ideas.


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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 01:39:17 AM »
Everyone on DDF who said this, please come to me hat in hand. Jk

But in all seriousness, I have friends who are still sick 2 months later.

People who are still weak, suffering from fatigue. Medical sources are saying people have long term lung, kidney, liver etc damage.

My question is, where does this arrogance come from?
Also I strongly urge people to cultivate friendships with people who differ from you in opinion and also at least a few medical professionals.

I think like because I have such a diversified corpus of friends, many I strongly disagree with at times, all whom I respect, it opens the mind to a broad array of ideas.

In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.


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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 01:52:10 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.

I'm not sure I understand but I also understand that there are multiple versions of the virus, the west coast USA from China not so bad. USA east coast from Europe more severe.

People get the flu, it sucks, they recover. If you get covid19 And you have life long damage That's a different story

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 02:06:14 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.
say what?!

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 02:30:17 AM »
People get the flu, it sucks, they recover.

Thats what Covid is like in Israel.

If you get covid19 And you have life long damage That's a different story

This is Covid in the USA.

My point is calling it like the flu is dependent on where you live. In my community for example I know not one person who got sick. BA'H! I do know multiple who got the flu. 

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 05:34:21 AM »
Everyone on DDF who said this, please come to me hat in hand. Jk

But in all seriousness, I have friends who are still sick 2 months later.

People who are still weak, suffering from fatigue. Medical sources are saying people have long term lung, kidney, liver etc damage.

My question is, where does this arrogance come from?
Also I strongly urge people to cultivate friendships with people who differ from you in opinion and also at least a few medical professionals.

I think like because I have such a diversified corpus of friends, many I strongly disagree with at times, all whom I respect, it opens the mind to a broad array of ideas.
The arrogance comes from the president
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 07:55:50 AM »
The arrogance comes from initial false reporting from China
FTFY

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 08:57:45 AM »
FTFY
Oh come on. I and everyone else here knew while he was saying it. They may have lied about the numbers but the severity was very clear long before he acknowledged it.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 08:59:26 AM »
The arrogance comes from the president
1000%


And even worse is the perpetuation of this idiotic mindset. Constantly looking for ways to minimize the severity, even after we've seen just how deadly it is when unchecked.

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 09:00:57 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.
In Israel they didnt take the same precautions with the flu and it was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID was worse because they didnt take the precautions Israelis did. Perio

PTFY

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 09:22:07 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

LOL.
So that's why they shut everything down and sacrificed billions of dollars.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 09:29:50 AM »
Also I strongly urge people to cultivate friendships with people who differ from you in opinion and also at least a few medical professionals.

I think like because I have such a diversified corpus of friends, many I strongly disagree with at times, all whom I respect, it opens the mind to a broad array of ideas.

Without regard to any medical aspects, this is probably the best thing I've seen you write on DDF.

It is definitely worthy of a "Best of DDF award" and should be posted as a banner on top of every page.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2020, 10:12:24 AM »
Without regard to any medical aspects, this is probably the best thing I've seen you write on DDF.

It is definitely worthy of a "Best of DDF award" and should be posted as a banner on top of every page.
Halevai it was true :P

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2020, 10:12:54 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.
Umm. What?

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2020, 10:20:25 AM »
In Israel the flu was worse. Period.
Interesting, so 216 hospitalized and 22 dead in the worst flu season in a decade was worse than thousands hospitalized and 266 dead AFTER spending hundreds of billions of shekel shutting down everything far in advance and increasing resources in a fashion unmatched in the Western world. Got it.

In the USA COVID (death rate not sick rate) was worse. Period.
Iím sorry? Not sick rate?

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2020, 10:52:50 AM »
Interesting, so 216 hospitalized and 22 dead in the worst flu season in a decade was worse than thousands hospitalized and 266 dead AFTER spending hundreds of billions of shekel shutting down everything far in advance and increasing resources in a fashion unmatched in the Western world. Got it.
Iím sorry? Not sick rate?
Crickets...

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2020, 04:41:39 PM »
If a place would be so great and shut down early enough to mitigate the huge issues with Covid, some people might mistakenly say that clearly the flu is worse. Or even that the lockdown wasn't necessary at all...

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2020, 08:46:28 PM »
Without regard to any medical aspects, this is probably the best thing I've seen you write on DDF.

It is definitely worthy of a "Best of DDF award" and should be posted as a banner on top of every page.

Thank you... I used to hear things I disagreed with and start fighting.. I'd think of how to reply instead of listen to what someone else said.

I would love to be proven wrong in my seriousness of covid19 warnings.

I merely sound the bugle call of multiple ideas. If there are choppy sea's and one hangs a sign "danger of drowning" this doesn't imply anyone who goes swimming will God forbid drown. ..

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose by washing your hands with soap and insisting all those around you do.

Fresh air and sunshine, excercise and vitamin D both are critical to your health and will especially prove important during covid19

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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2020, 01:21:13 AM »
I remember a time on ddf when a @chevron was known only for his highly controversial and mildly inappropriate posts.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: "it's just like the flu"
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2020, 02:10:01 AM »
Interesting, so 216 hospitalized and 22 dead in the worst flu season in a decade was worse than thousands hospitalized and 266 dead AFTER spending hundreds of billions of shekel shutting down everything far in advance and increasing resources in a fashion unmatched in the Western world. Got it.
Iím sorry? Not sick rate?

In the U.S. alone, seasonal flu has already caused 32 million illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths this 2019-2020 season, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making the mortality rate for this season 0. 5%. The incubation period for the flu I 1-2 days on average, so people know they are sick relatively quickly making it easier to identify and contain outbreaks