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Just now, PatrickC said:

 

It can't be stopped now. That is the point. That ship has sailed. The lockdowns in Victoria lasted 3 or 4 months. That is inhumane and degrading treatment.

 

And regardless there is no conclusive proof that they did stop it in Thailand with lockdowns. They might just have had a lucky miss. We can no more prove that lockdowns stopped covid in Thailand than we can prove that god exists.

 

Just because there was not a huge covid wave here, it doesn't mean it was because of lockdowns. There is simply no conclusive proof of this.

 

Of course covid can be dangerous. But living is dangerous. I've had 2 rare cancers. Stuff happens. It is not worth worrying about.

 

I learnt some time ago not to loose sleep over something you can't control.

 

What about the next pandemic in a few years? Will we lockdown for that as well? And I've read suggestions from some scientists in NZ that we should lock down for the flu as well. It is just nuts. Everything good that defines us as a species is being destroyed by this insane hysteria.

 

A whole young generation is having their lives destroyed to save elderly who have only a few years left. It is so crazy.

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Not like a regular flu at all. They want masks and distancing to be permanent. None of that happened for regular flu or any other diseases, far as I know. I'm happy to go back to life as pre coro

eventually, everyone will copy sweden and move on as it was a year ago, but its bitter and humiliating for politicians around the world to admit they committed high treason on their own coun

Not to mention that they have destroyed their countries' already fragile economies, that will need years to recover, if ever...

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31 minutes ago, PatrickC said:

 

Sure - call me whatever names help you sleep better at night.

 

Someone doesn't agree with you? Call them a troll, ask them to be banned, call them fascists, call them granny killers, etc. Very constructive.

It's not about disagreement.  You're a covid denier and that's dangerous to others.  You put your welfare above others.  And that's selfish and dangerous to others.

 

Please, leave me alone.

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Just now, Jillie Norman said:

So, yes, we will be this way, mostly on our own, to do what is safest for ourselves.

We're not alone, we're all in this together (or should be). Also do what's safest for others, or are you another "me,me,me"?

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7 minutes ago, polpott said:

We're not alone, we're all in this together (or should be). Also do what's safest for others, or are you another "me,me,me"?

Presumably..

 

The US is not delivering 'em as thick and fast as a few months ago.

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9 hours ago, PatrickC said:

 

Honestly, you need to give this covid denier label up man. Read through my posts. I have never, at any point, stated that covid doesn't exist. What I have stated is that our response to it has been hysterical and is not proportionate. 

 

Twitter, these and other message boards are being used by people to push a very extreme response to covid - that we should lock down, all wear masks, not come into contact with each other. A counter response to this frankly dangerous ideology is required.

 

It is you who is dangerous to others, not me. The hysteria around covid has become far more dangerous than covid itself. We're degrading people's mental health with our obsession with this illness. It is a sort of collective madness.

 

As I've stated many times, covid is clearly dangerous in some cases. But in most cases, it is not. 

 

We need to learn to live with this illness, and move on. The probability is that covid will be with us permanently now. The probability is also that we will likely have shorter life expectancies as a result. The best thing for us to do now is to accept that and just live the best lives we can.

 

Whatever years I've got left, I want to enjoy. I don't want to spend them obsessed by this or any other illness. It is just not worth it.

 

I know that it is very difficult for you to accept that covid is with us permanently, never to go away, but it is, so you need to learn to cope with it. You're clearly in a cycle of grief and denial at the moment. I hope you reach acceptance soon.

Ever heard of vaccines? Ever heard of smallpox? The world was in fear of smallpox in the late 50s. I can remember 'as a small child, queuing for hours at night in the freezing cold, to receive my smallpox vaccination. Where is smallpox now?

 

Within 12 months everyone will have received their Covid vaccine and Covid will be history. The only stumbling block is Covid deniers and anti vaxers. People like you.

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10 hours ago, VBF said:

I don't see @PatrickC    as either a troll or a Covid denier - I've "thanked" several of his posts and I'm not a Covid denier either, and I don't recall advocating killing grannies.

 

What I get from his posts is that the way in which the pandemic is being handled by various world governments is way out of all proportion, with the remedy (lockdown) being more harmful than the disease.

 

What is undisputed FACT is that for the majority of CV-affected people, serious illnesses and/or deaths are among older people or those with pre-existing conditions. 

 

Given that we know that, they are the people who should be advised to isolate if they are worried, not the entire world! 

 

Furthermore, and I've said this so often, it's almost a "copy and paste", the word "cases" is IMO, misused over and over.  "Cases" (again IMO), should be reserved for sick people not just those who happen to be infected. This, after all is the situation with other illnesses - for example, there are "HIV-positive people" and there are "AIDS cases" - they are NOT automatically the same thing!!

 

But.......it makes better publicity to announce "X number of cases" rather than "X number of people who might be carriers"

 

Now call ME a Covid denier or a troll 😳

 

Here is one of his posts:

 

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Twitter, these and other message boards are being used by people to push a very extreme response to covid - that we should lock down, all wear masks, not come into contact with each other. A counter response to this frankly dangerous ideology is required.

This is absolutely denying the severity of this pandemic and goes 100% against the advice of all medical experts.  A dangerous statement to make and could actually harm others.  No counter response is required and actually, many posts that say this, are hidden.  For good reasons.

 

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It is better to be positive and move on with life, not negative and obsess over the virus. Many people who obsess over the virus are intensely negative types with grim life outlooks and a victim mentality.

Kinda hard to be positive with life and move on when the virus is raging and thousands are dying every day.  Many people who obsess over the virus are medical experts who care about the well being of others.

 

About the most heartless statement I've ever read, and complete BS.

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An entire generation of young lives ruined by selfish politicians and middle classes who insist on lockdowns to save their grannies, no matter the cost. Actually, they are afraid for their own lives. They just use their grannies as an excuse to hide their own fear.

 

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Go and speak to them and tell them your grannie is more important than them.

 

This is not reality, it's being done to save the lives of potentially millions of people.  Jeez.

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The reality is, lockdowns kill people.

 

Completely false.  It's about saving the lives of others and not overwhelming medical facilities.

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Supporting military dictatorship to put down democratic freedoms.

 

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Taiwan contained the virus with no lockdowns.  It can be done.  Lockdowns are just one part of the strategy to control the virus.  Something a few don't seem to understand.

 

Like China, us, and many other countries, they are doing OK and society has opened up.  Follow the guidelines and we'll get through this.  Ignore them, and, well, we're seeing the consequences now in pretty much every Western country.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/29/asia/taiwan-covid-19-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Taiwan just went 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case. Here's how they did it

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3 hours ago, polpott said:

Ever heard of vaccines? Ever heard of smallpox? The world was in fear of smallpox in the late 50s. I can remember 'as a small child, queuing for hours at night in the freezing cold, to receive my smallpox vaccination. Where is smallpox now?

 

Within 12 months everyone will have received their Covid vaccine and Covid will be history. The only stumbling block is Covid deniers and anti vaxers. People like you.

Whoa, not so 'fast'.

 

Smallpox mutates slowly so vaccines are easy to make.  Smallpox is double stranded DNA and coronavirus is single stand RNA. DNA has a mutation resistant backup copy that RNA doesn't. In fact, there have already been two significant SARS2 mutations. Vaccines will come but it may not be a magic bullet like smallpox.

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41 minutes ago, rabas said:

Whoa, not so 'fast'.

 

Smallpox mutates slowly so vaccines are easy to make.  Smallpox is double stranded DNA and coronavirus is single stand RNA. DNA has a mutation resistant backup copy that RNA doesn't. In fact, there have already been two significant SARS2 mutations. Vaccines will come but it may not be a magic bullet like smallpox.

Interesting, however I understand that coronaviruses as a group do not mutate much at all.  For the four coronaviruses that cause 30% of common colds, the infections produce no lasting immunity so that the victim just gets the same cold from the same virus the next year.  As we know no vaccine has ever been developed for any coronavirus including SARS and MERS.

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