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Here in Atlanta, we've shutdown an entire county full of schools while they "clean" and "disinfect". Apparently, a teacher came to work already feeling ill, and by the afternoon was hauled away in an ambulance. And this person teaches... What officials may not realize is that as soon as the children come back to school, the germs and virises will be back. They already know that there is almost no impact on the young (Who is getting sick? A look at coronavirus risk by age, gender, and more[^]).
Then there is the guy who felt ill, had himself tested and got on a plane where he received the test results. Some days, my head hurts from the stupidity.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Thank you for forwarding the advice you got from the Internet. I will take it to heed. I was misinformed to think that burying a dead chicken in the yard would ward it off.
On a more serious note, we are somewhat hunkered down only surfacing for required life support things.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.
Years ago I got the okay from a doctor to bring a friend back from hospital to her house for the weekend (bringing her back on Sunday evening). When I walked in, the nurse insisted I wear one of those bunny suits to enter her room.
I pointed out I was here to get her out, and that neither the patient or myself were going to be wearing one over the weekend. Apparently it was okay for me to do whatever I want at home, so long as I was following policy while under her watch.
I pointed out if they truly believed anyone was contagious (either myself or the patient), the patient shouldn't be let out in the first place.
That day I learned logic doesn't work with someone who'd rather blindly follow policies.
The last week(s) we have seen a number of "fake" web sites telling how to cure or treat Corona, giving advice that has no medical foundation whatsoever.
But then: Even the health authorities are using the Corona as a (bad) excuse for pushing their pet ideas. E.g. for a few weeks, they have had the opportunity to stress again and again that we should use antibac regularly, desinfect our hands with alcohol, ... But Corona isn't a bacteria infection! It is a virus that is not killed by antibac/alcohol!
If you insist on defending this outcry of "disinfect your entire body ever few hours, or you will die!", you can make up some super-marginal excuses. E.g. if you suffer from other other diseases, a Corona infection on top of it may be more dangerous. So regular body desinfection may keep you from catching other diseases. That was true a year ago, it will be true a year from now. It does not affect Corona at all. But health authorities are constantly striving to desinfect our entire life, trying to extinguish any sort of bacteria that is not completely under our control. To them, Corona is a golden opportunity to introduce regular disinfection, to make it a daily habit (or preferably: many times a day) to use plenty of antibac / alcohol.
Antibiotics have given us bacteria resistant to antibiotics. There is as growing worry about this, yet health authorities constantly push "...But in this special case, heavy use of antibiotica must be accepted to stop the disease!" The problem is that there are so many "special cases" that they are well on their way to make the non-special-cases into the real special cases...
Using Corona as an excuse to sterilize society of bacteria is in the same group as using "unlimited" antibiotics (in hospitals, farming or whatever). The responsible should be sentenced to prison for pretending that washing your hands with alcohol will stop an airborne(!) virus infection.
I think part of the problem is that we live in a one-liner culture. "Just tell me what to do, don't waste time on why I should do it!"
The statement would be perfectly fine if it was followed by five (reasonable, sensible) bullet points reminding you of how to avoing such exposure. But five bullet points is too much reading, by 2020 standards.
As above, I can't be here any more, even a fun poke can't be handled by the whiners here. Used to be a fun place I could argue with the Yanks (and everyone else) and they had a sense of humour and also an ability to express themselves and support an arguement.
More than 20 years after I joined, it is just too tedious. I hate coming here to see what egg shells have been laid before me so some snowflake can cry and be offended.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
You literally just created 2 new threads specifically to complain about other people. Is that not the definition of whining?
I feel like what you are really bothered about is that you like to come here to argue, but people just aren't providing enough fuel to meet those needs anymore (no more soapbox). Go and join Facebook or Linkedin, people love arguing over there, you will fit right in, and the beauty is nobody will care enough about your opinion to ban you over there, so you can keep going as much as you like.
I'm all in favour of culling the herd, as long as it doesn't affect me or mine.
Gilbert and Sullivan almost wrote:
As someday it may happen that victims must be found
I've got a not very little list
(He's got a not very little list)
Of personal offenders who might well be underground
And who never would be missed
(They never would be missed)
[Insert your list here]
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain