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    Keeping things in perspective

    Does anyone even remember the Swine flu?

    The 2009 flu pandemic in the United States was a novel strain of the Influenza A/H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as "swine flu", that began in the spring of 2009. The virus had spread to the US from an outbreak in Mexico.[116]

    As of mid-March 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus, 265,000 were hospitalized as a result, and 12,000 died

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    Of course I do .

    But please, help me understand the perspective you're trying to impart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Of course I do .

    But please, help me understand the perspective you're trying to impart.
    All things must pass. We will get through this, no reason to set our hair on fire...
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    Wasn't there some swine flu scare back in the 1980s too?

    eta: 1976.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_swine_flu_outbreak


    The vaccine caused more problems than the disease.

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    I heard from a couple sources that we should stop listening to the coronavirus news, at least a couple days, to get away from stress caused by the news itself.

    The stress caused by listening to the news can make people more vulnerable to illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    All things must pass. We will get through this, no reason to set our hair on fire...
    Is ensuring everyone who wants a test gets one "setting our hair on fire"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Is ensuring everyone who wants a test gets one "setting our hair on fire"?
    that is a bit excessive. And when going to get tested, it puts that person in the midst of people who think they have it.

    Also, there is no worthwhile system for getting everyone tested based on their curiosity -- and doing that at a cost that each person would want to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    that is a bit excessive. And when going to get tested, it puts that person in the midst of people who think they have it.

    Also, there is no worthwhile system for getting everyone tested based on their curiosity -- and doing that at a cost that each person would want to pay.
    Why do you think that most people are being tested based on "curiosity"? It seems like a legitimate purpose far beyond "curiosity" if one wants to know whether they should self-quarantine and avoid infecting others. Also, as has been noted elsewhere, some of the people who are most at risk of spreading it work in service industries and do not have health insurance and probably cannot afford any such testing were it to be offered at market value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Does anyone even remember the Swine flu?
    The narrative is that this latest bug is going to be worse than anything we've faced in the recent past.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    Is ensuring everyone who wants a test gets one "setting our hair on fire"?
    Nonsense, we never ever tested everyone. Because everyone will want testing...
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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