posted on Oct, 3 2021 @ 12:16 PM
a reply to: andy06shake
It's not that I don't think it exists; it's that I don't think it's a serious illness for most healthy people until they get into their older years
and even then, the odds are that if an elderly person is otherwise healthy, they should still have a pretty good chance of surviving it much like they
do with most other seasonal respiratory viruses.
The data shows that most who die do so with two or more complicating conditions at work, and you can count age in there. It is very rare that the
disease kills all by itself - 6% of cases at one point.
I didn't "hedge my bets" anymore than I do on the years when I choose to get a flu shot because I know the odds of a flu shot working. On the years
when I decide to get the flu shot, it's because I have something else going on that I don't want the flu to complicate in some way or other. One year,
I was having serious shoulder surgery and did not want to be stuck coughing with lots of shoulder pain. I wouldn't say I got the flu shot out of fear
of the illness so much as a desire to reduce my odds of an annoying side effect of getting the illness - coughing.
In this case, I got the shot because I wanted the effing mask off my face (i.e. normal life). Being both mildly asthmatic and claustrophobic, the two
conditions work together to make things miserable for me anytime I end up with something drawn tightly across my face. My brain interprets any
resistance to breathing as asthma whether it is or isn't (most times it's not), and when the mask is drawn tightly to my face by hard breathing, you
add in the smothering panic response of claustrophobia.
If I haven't "adapted" to it by now, I don't think it's going to happen, and where I end up working out vigorously five times a week, I run into
complications of having to mask quite often.
I WANTED IT GONE.
But ... it quickly become apparent that simply getting vaccinated was not going to let that happen, so now they can bite me.