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You say, but your actions and beliefs scream you don't actually care for public safety or vaccines. If you did care you'd not be dismissing sound, peer reviewed science from a world of data.I hear you but I'm just not so sure it applies. I'm not an absolutist. I'm all for public safety and believe in vaccines.
I guess we'll never know, especially since there are so many mutations and so many of the fixes have been proven to be ineffective anyway.Perhaps the number of deaths are lower than what you think they should've been is precisely because of the preventative measures taken. On that note:
A new Yale study co-authored by SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham found that once vaccines were introduced, the rate of excess deaths among Republicans and Democrats began to diverge.insights.som.yale.edu
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First of all - the population of the US is over 356 million. The world population is over 7.888 BILLION (not million - billion). Around 579,920,390 people die EVERY SINGLE YEAR. That's nearly 580 MILLION deaths per year. Heart disease and cancer, in the US alone, account for many more deaths than COVID played any part in. In fact, worldwide, heart disease is the number one cause of death.Over ONE MILLION people died from in, just in the US alone. Almost SEVEN MILLION people died across the globe from it.
It's bizarre to me that people think this is nothing to sneeze at. Just another day!
Hey, I've had the shots, COVID, you name it. I wore masks for so long that I still have breakouts in my chin area (new issue, for the record). I stayed home for months. I believe in the efficacy of vaccines and get a "flu shot" every single year. If I have to add another one to the mix, I will but can I please please please not have a headache for FOUR DAYS afterward? It impacts my life negatively so let's work on that. Oh and after the shots, I got COVID anyway so I guess I'm protected that way too - or maybe not, who knows.All I read is: (my) money.
First of all - the population of the US is over 356 million. The world population is over 7.888 BILLION (not million - billion). Around 579,920,390 people die EVERY SINGLE YEAR. That's nearly 580 MILLION deaths per year. Heart disease and cancer, in the US alone, account for many more deaths than COVID played any part in. In fact, worldwide, heart disease is the number one cause of death.
It's not "just another day," but I'm putting things in some perspective.
And disabled folk because **** the disabled! Not like they dont make up a 4th of the US population or anything. Granted I don't know how many disabled folk have disorders that would make covid worse but that's how many disabled folk are in the US a fourth.So who cares, right. Just a bunch of old people died.
What balance? The destruction would have been far worse had less been done. And what balance is there with something known for having the potential to be highly damaging to the body even when it's not fatal?It's called "FIND A BALANCE." I don't think we ever have.
No, not "just" after heart disease which killed 695,547 in 2022 or cancer, which killed 605,213 people in 2022, in the US. COVID was about 200,000 (or more) fewer people. 416,893 just to clarify, according to the CDC.COVID was the third leading cause of death in the US in both 2020 and 2021. Just after heart disease and cancer. One million people died in a fairly short time period.
But yeah, let's keep pretending like it was "just another day." I'll never understand such a nonchalant attitude toward human life in favour of economies and money.
Perhaps and perhaps not. Here's what I know about viruses. They mutate. It does them no good to kill their host. They generally become more contagious and less deadly.Perhaps because of the measures taken.
Perhaps and perhaps not. Here's what I know about viruses. They mutate. It does them no good to kill their host. They generally become more contagious and less deadly.
Maybe you're right and maybe you're not - guess we'll never know. But you do you and I'll do me. Me is, by the way, vaccinated and I've also had COVID, so there's all that. Oh and I wore masks for well over a year and rarely went anywhere for MONTHS. My hair...but I digress.