- Oct 8, 2005
- Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
The US line is going to spaceIf you like useful graphs...
Okay, that may be true, but I'll just note that an overall mortality rate is not the same as the number of people who present to hospital who die, given plenty of people who get coronavirus never go to hospital; they either get better or they die at home (the latter of which I expect mainly to be happening in care homes). By limiting the sample to people who end up in hospital, you're exaggerating the rate by comparing that to an overall mortality stat, which tries to count everyone who's tested positive and then died. In the UK, we still don't have a widespread testing regime for covid-19.Also "I read a scientific study yesterday that concluded you have a 30% chance of dying if you end up in a British hospital with Covid-19. That’s about the same overall mortality rate as for Ebola in 2014 in west Africa.”
I don't think so. Macron has at least more brain cells left than Trump, for sure. I'm not french but I think he fits pretty well in his role as french President.Macron is exactly the same as Trump or Bolsonaro.
The entire world lowers it's standards, sadly. Populism, nationalism and right-extreme tendencies spread out more and more.While true it's no reason to lower standards.
And the chinese line still looks way off. I would like to see their actual curve, not the "official" one.The US line is going to space
The seperation rule says 1.5m and lugging a cart with us is not helpful. Virtually everyone here knows what meters are and no one is going to turn their cart like an idiot towards other people to try to use it as some kind of shield. No one is walking in lines either, we still all walk next to each other and we still gets close to each other. Just like toilet paper, shopping carts are not going to save anyone from Corona.I assume the idea is that the 2m/6ft separation rule can be helpfully defined additionally as more or less the distance between drivers of carts that are end to end against each other.
Then enjoy a little sunbathing (while walking is OK). They've found lack of vitamin D correlates with COVID-19 mortality. Apparently the ciytokine storm is more common in people without vitamin D. I think it's a preprint paper thought, and I'm no MD.I enjoy having a bit of freedom. I'm not looking forward to being locked in my house. Luckily where I live we are still allowed to roam freely while quarantining.
I could believe that. But I do not think that it's really COVID-19 specific. It's probably just because COVID-19 is one of the many diseases which mostly affect people with weak general health. Since a lack of sunlight weakens general health it increases the chance to get almost any disease. I see no reason why COVID-19 would be an exception to this rule.They've found lack of vitamin D correlates with COVID-19 mortality.
You really underestimate how big the difference between living on toxic waste and living on actual food is. It's not just about the immune system. The body is not compartmentalised like that. It's not like a computer where e.g. the battery could become weaker even while the harddrive keeps working perfectly. In the body everything is connected. If one organs gets weakened then a chain reaction starts that will weaken everything.Having a good immune system isn't just about taking proper care of your body. There could be genetics or micro-biological reasons that makes your immune system weaker. There are also cases where the immune system is actually too strong and turns against his host (that's why it's a good thing many of the so-called "immune system booster" don't actually work).
If you take good care of your body then your immune system can adapt to anything. If you weaken your body with toxic chemicals and put yourself on the brink of dying then COVID-19 might give that little extra push that you need to die. Same with flu. I'm not oversimplifying anything. Health just has a simple interface. Even animals do it right…unless they live with humans.And even this talk of "strong" vs "weak" immune system is oversimplifying things, some immune systems will be more adapted to some threats than others, some things that make you more resistant to a disease might prove detrimental in other aspects. For example, hemochromatosis causes your body to stock too much iron which, in the long term, damages your organs. However it also made people more resistant to the bubonic plague.
I'm not blaming people for having bad health. I used to be ignorant about health and as a result I made myself sick and fat. It's definitely tough to get healthy nowadays, that's why almost no one succeeds. The fault lies with the fact that our society is designed for illness. Supermarket are filled with mostly toxic waste, doctors have no idea how health works and only works with toxic medication and symptom suppressing, McDonald's and Burger Kings are on every corner, winters often have little good fruit, etc.On top of this, I'm not too fond of blaming people for not taking care of their bodies. Nowadays, this is a luxury that many people cannot afford: decent housing, correct food, time to cook and exercise is sadly not an option for everyone.