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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: rickymouse
My body still has a strong innate immunity, that actually causes my reaction to the flu vaccine. So, maybe with this virus, a vaccine would be bad for kids, stimulating their immune system might actually make them more susceptible to overreactions.
Pretty much the same here. I've never had a flu shot, and never needed one. The worst flu I ever had made me grouchy(er) for three days. I can't even remember what year that was... early 2000s? Maybe?
I am honestly wondering if the constant flu shots and immunizations in adults lately isn't at least partly responsible. The immune system is like a muscle: use it or lose it. In other words, I see two possible outcomes if I catch a bad case of the darn thing:
In either case, no hospital is needed. The weaker generation can fill up the hospital beds.
- I grouch for a few days, run a fever, eat an onion, go to bed, cover up, let my fever run, and wake up well but dehydrated. Just like any other mean bug.
- The fact I am older will get me, in which case I'll have led a fuller life than the vast majority of people had the chance to.
originally posted by: tanstaafl
originally posted by: rickymouse
Also remember that this virus only seems to kill or severly effect very young kids and very elderly or sickly people the worst.
Not sure where you got that. It seems to not affect young kids much at all (ZERO deaths 0-9 yr olds), and risk is more like the regular flu (0.2%) up to 49, then it starts going up slowly - highest risk is 70+...
So here we have it folks, It does not matter if we have socialized healthcare, or private healthcare. In true real world times of pandemics I fear
the only ones truly safe are all the rich people watching us eating popcorn from New Zealand.
Not everyone who contracts this virus is gonna end up in a hospital ICU, most wont need hospitalization.
China has sent more than 30,000 medical staff to Hubei, among which roughly two-thirds were sent to Wuhan. Chinese health officials say that 10% of China’s critical care medical staff are currently deployed in Wuhan to fight against the virus.
Wuhan has also designated 46 hospitals to care for confirmed coronavirus cases, and is racing to re-purpose other locations into medical facilities.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Nationalizing healthcare makes it a limited resource which means it will be denied by the Socialists in charge to whomever they feel is unworthy. I am happy to have a choice to go where I please for the care I need. I don’t need insurance I need healthcare.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: JAGStorm
Okay.... so it's time to PANIC!!!!
Pull your money out of the stock markets.
Hit the grocers and clear them out of canned foods and powdered milk.
Call your boss and tell him you are talking a two month vacation.
Pull out the camping gear and get lost in the forest.
It seems that in every thread someone throws out that PANIC move
And what staff is going to show up?
originally posted by: rickymouse
Someone already brought that up and I had taken info from early in the news about it killing kids, which wound up not being true. I guess back a month ago they were generalizing it with other coronaviruses but it is not the same from what I have read after someone here informed me that I was wrong about that already. I did a second post admitting my mistake already.