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  1. yoink

    covid-19

    I learnt a new word today!
  2. yoink

    covid-19

    If insurance was YOUR business, you’d simply pay all the expenses of any of your customers, regardless of the specifics of the policy? Out of the goodness of your heart? You’ve had a car accident? Sorry to hear that. Oh, you were driving on a race course? Then your standard auto policy doesn’t cover that. You need an additional high-risk coverage for that… but let me pay it anyway. Of course you wouldn’t. Just like skydiving is an additional coverage, so should Covid treatment be. With hospitalization and ICU care costing a fortune, and the data showing that if you’re unvaccinated you’re (what was it?) 15x(?) more likely to be hospitalized then it’s perfectly in line with the shitty business model of American health insurance to require specific coverage for the treatment of a current pandemic virus. PARTICULARLY if that requirement is preventative care.
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    covid-19

    And their insurance should refuse to cover them. Don't do a yearly check up? We can't renew your insurance. Don't see your doctor after a course of prescription drugs? We're not going to cover renewing it. Those things already exist. Don't get preventative care for Covid? Then you're not covered for covid treatment. It's simple. Even IF you survive, you're likely to be bankrupt. Good.
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59649066 100 degree heat recorded in the Arctic. There are WILDFIRES up there, which is bizzarre to think about.
  5. Free gun with every school registration! Sign up early for the 2022 year and receive a bonus magazine!!
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    covid-19

    This whole thread (in fact, this whole pandemic) has shown just how poor the average ability to use basic maths or analyse data really is, imo.
  7. I hope there's a bit more calculation behind it than just yeeting stuff.
  8. I've always been a big believer in something like the SpinLaunch concept for repeatable moon launches. Forget any sort of chemical propellant and have a reusable, solar powered launch system up there. Obviously, this is way out there for a permanent moon presence though.
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    covid-19

    Deliberate and malicious ignorance. Shown here at its finest. ‘I take all the vaccines! I wear five masks based on the science! But let me tell you why they all suck and all the data about them are lies and you shouldn’t listen to any of it.’ PA removed.
  10. yoink

    covid-19

    And there you hit on the philosophical differences between people. 'My freedoms' vs ''sacrifice' for others'. (and 'sacrifice' is in BIG fucking inverted commas).
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    covid-19

    Tell that to a colleague of mine who's 7 year old is now paralysed from complications from catching Covid. Another friend has permanent loss of taste and smell - can you imagine how much less enjoyable life is like that? I think you're dramatically underestimating the imapct of long term covid symptoms - something we're still figuring out.
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    covid-19

    You have a 100% chance of being shot when entering a room. I offer you a 40% chance not to be. Do you take it, or do you go 'nah. That's abysmal. I'm waiting for the 99.99% offer.'? And who exactly is resting on their laurels? I can guarentee you that the pharma industry continues to pour billions into further research on treatments for new covid strains, if only because it will make them even more in the future. Of course everyone is hoping that what happens next is better. You're arguing against positions that noone is taking.
  13. You still don't get it, do you? If someone asks you to call them by a different name, gender, species or whatever, then it's simple fucking decency to do it, because doing it doesn't change your life in ANY way whatsoever. If a guy called Jake comes up to you and says 'hey dude, I'd like you to call me Sally from now on' and you say 'no, I'M going to decide what to call you', can't you see how that would make you a complete asshole? It's nothing to do with delusion, and everything to do with you not getting to decide something like this for other people that doesn't affect you and isn't your responsibility.
  14. Nor is simple decency, apparently.
  15. Or maybe you’re just shit at stating your position clearly? Your penchant for superfluous elongation of discourse in order to facilitate the association of intelligence in the poster to the reader, provides no more than illusionary and self-delusionary camoflague for the lack of substance in your own posts.
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    No. NO. No they're not. Not even nearly. The range of opinions will be a bell curve with outliers, sure. But the vast, vast, VAST majority of opinions will agree. @mods Can we please get a disclaimer on Winsors posts? It's clear that he is spreading misinformation on this subject.
  17. yoink

    covid-19

    Are you getting the same type as your first one, or a different one? I saw something a few days ago that was suggesting mixing vaccines seems like it has additional support. It particularly called out a mix of Johnson & Johnson with a Moderna booster as being super effective. Edit: Quick NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/health/covid-vaccine-mix-match.html "The results for people who initially received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine were particularly striking. Those receiving a Johnson & Johnson booster saw antibodies go up just fourfold. Switching to a Pfizer-BioNTech booster raised antibody levels by a factor of 35. A Moderna booster raised them 76-fold" I'll try and dig out the FDA article I saw if I have time today.
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    covid-19

    I’ve got to be honest. As someone who holds multiple ‘science’ degrees, married to someone with multiple degrees and a PhD in biological sciences, hearing a layperson tell me ‘they’ve done their research’ really makes me grind my teeth. I watched a YouTube episode about doctors once. Come here, let me take out that kidney of yours.
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    covid-19

    Chronic and almost incurable, too.
  20. yoink

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    The ‘my uneducated skepticism is just as valid as truth presented by experts’ is yet another bullshit argument by people trying to empower their own ignorance. I’m sorry - but if 100s of thousands of trained experts around the globe say one thing, and someone calls it The ‘Truth‘’ like it’s even possible to be some sort of conspiracy theory then they’re not a thinking skeptic - They’re an arrogant asshole. Equating their own ignorance of a subject with the weight of not only numbers, but years of specific and dedicated training and experience in the subject. It would be like me stating that my take on aircraft safety procedures are just as valid as every check-captain because I’ve taken one lesson. See? That would be me being an arrogant Asshole. Dressing that arrogance up in language to make your argument appear smarter is nothing more than a con-trick. An old one. You want to explain your position and get numbers of normal people behind it then you explain in the simplest terms because not everyone is an expert… Yes. Humans suck at complex problems. That’s why we invented computers. They also suck at generational planning of projects. Both are a function of our biology. But sometimes simple solutions are the best because either ‘they’re just the best’, or even if they’re not them it’s a hell of a lot easier to roll out a simple process and have some benefit than it is to roll out a mathematically perfect one that has no chance of adoption because it’s so complicated. It’s the same argument second amendment fans use - if you can’t come up with a single solution that fixes everything in one go, even fringe cases, then it’s best to do nothing. If the covid vaccine and lockdowns had been implemented properly then there was a very good chance we could have beaten covid - at least temporarily and nationally which would have bought time for further research. It wasn’t, and over 700,000 people in the US are dead because of it. The reason heretics should be burned is BECAUSE THIS SHIT MATTERS. It’s not philosophy - people are dead because people like you weaken the arguments for safety and you might convince others which can potentially end up hurting me and mine.
  21. Nice idea, but the fucks who would use this will sign it while guzzling Tums and still believe not only in their self righteousness, but in their victory at beating the satanic system.
  22. But they didn’t. So the question is utterly moot. Hey if gravity didn’t exist what ELSE might not! THINK ABOUT IT!! Only we see the TRUTH!! etc etc.