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originally posted by: carewemust
Thank goodness the USA put travel bans in effect early. Every Covid-19 horror and doomsday story from (you name it), makes President Trump's travel restriction actions look all the more prudent.
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: infolurker
I believe in God and heaven and already have my name written in the good book. So no worries here.
You think I should suffer to protect you? No thank you. Unless you want to send me some money. I can PM you my bank info.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13)
You might want to read the “fine print” in that Good Book you claimed to be written into.
You might find that you’ll need to revise your postmortem travel plans for a somewhat warmer destination.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: VariableConstant
A lot of people are going to die unnecessarily because of attitudes like that.
Panicking and trying to stymie peoples' hope will save how many lives?
Just because most people who get this will get mild cases, doesn't mean all those mild cases are going to be younger folks below 60. Some of them will develop more severe illnesses too.
“We got back and my muscles ached, my bones ached and my joints ached really bad,” Merck said. “It felt like someone was stabbing me with an ice pick and I was like, ‘I wonder if I have the flu.'”
Her health eventually deteriorated to the point where she headed to the emergency room.
“I felt really short of breath, I felt very fatigued,” she told the outlet. “Finally, on Sunday night, I told my husband, ‘I need you take me to the ER. I don’t feel well — whenever I stand, I feel like I’m going to faint.’”
originally posted by: infolurker
Here's why: Fatality is the wrong yardstick. Catching the virus can mess up your life in many, many more ways than just straight-up killing you. "We are all young"—okay. "Even if we get the bug, we will survive"—fantastic. How about needing four months of physical therapy before you even feel human again. Or getting scar tissue in your lungs and having your activity level restricted for the rest of your life. Not to mention having every chance of catching another bug in hospital, while you're being treated or waiting to get checked with an immune system distracted even by the false alarm of an ordinary flu. No travel for leisure or business is worth this risk.