User Name:

Password:

remember me

Forgot your password?

Not a member?

Join Now

Recent Comments

usgoosht
Where is the sense in this continuing policy? Statistics show that more than 80% of people who catch the virus have mild or no symptoms. The goal should be for those people to catch and survive the virus as soon as possible, and as coincidentally as possible. Some of them will die, probably fewer than die from common flu. But, then there will be a population of immune people who don't spread the virus to keep society going, to keep the economy functioning. A collapse of the economy is a far worse disaster than the coronavirus in the long term. Think of no crops being planted, no food being harvested, companies going out of business and leaving people unemployed. Terrible inflation striking as goods and services become scarce. A horrendous cost.

What does this mean for policy? Policy should be for the vulnerable, who we also know with pretty good statistical data, to shelter in isolation for 3 weeks while the 80% catch and survive coronavirus. Then, the vulnerable can venture forth knowing that 4 out of every 5 people they meet are immune and not spreading the virus. That is the terrible flaw in the current policy. We have no way of knowing when we venture into public who is carrying and spreading without symptoms. This means a quarantine policy has to last for months or years, because the 80% are catching the disease and surviving, becoming immune and non-transmitting so slowly. No one can isolate themselves in place for months in current society. So the authorities are only worsening the crisis and ensuring that more people will die by following their policy of slowing the spread among the 80%.

Yes, people will die, but it is a given that a certain number of people are going to die in this situation. But, we lose the fewest number of people following such a policy, and, a big and, get back to normal relatively quickly, probably a month to 6 weeks.

So, what is my suggestion? Have two days when young people (the 80%) stay at home, and the vulnerable gather supplies to isolate. Then remove all restrictions on movement of people, so the 80% catch and survive quickly, say within 3 weeks. After that, the vulnerable can return to cautious life, knowing that they are likely to encounter few carriers in public. Those of the vulnerable who get ill, will be sick at home or in hospitals, because they will experience a more severe form of the disease. comment by usgoosht on US extends social distancing to April 30 in hopes of avoiding 100,000 coronavirus deaths Mar 30, 2020 3:02 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
Despite the death of an infant in Chicago and a 17 year old in Louisiana, covid-19 is no more dangerous than the flu for those under 40 (without health conditions). comment by usgoosht on Coronavirus live updates: Trump considers quarantining New York; FDA approves 5-minute test; US cases top 115,000 Mar 28, 2020 9:02 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
And, if higher temperatures or lower humidity lower its survival, maybe treatment centers should be maintained at higher temperatures and lower humidity. comment by usgoosht on How Long Does The Coronavirus Live On Surfaces? The Experts Weigh In Mar 18, 2020 5:39 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
How susceptible is the coronavirus to UV light? If it is killed by strong UV light, maybe treatment centers should have UV light sources installed to decrease transmission. comment by usgoosht on How Long Does The Coronavirus Live On Surfaces? The Experts Weigh In Mar 18, 2020 5:37 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
Well done, China! comment by usgoosht on China reports just ONE new domestic coronavirus infection for a second day in a row Mar 18, 2020 5:31 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
On the plus side of covid19, data will show that carbon emissions plummeted in the first quarter of 2020.

And, since the deaths are concentrated among those above retirement age, and those with chronic health conditions, many national health and retirement schemes will be given an extra decade of financial health by the premature deaths.

Cold and analytical, but still true.

I'm curious about how much we are paying in lost economic output for each prevented death. Not saying we shouldn't pay it, just wondering about the cost, and how it compares to the cost we paid in the past. comment by usgoosht on Analysis: What a 20% unemployment rate would actually mean for our politics Mar 18, 2020 5:15 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
Both 'moderate' members and jihadis follow the identical scriptures. That's why it is so easy for a member of the cult who is raised 'moderate' to overnight become a jihadi.

The scriptures even encourage such conversion, as they declare that jihadis are the most cherished of allah.

This 'religion' needs to end. comment by usgoosht on Our safety is a concern: fears endure among Muslims after Christchurch attacks Mar 13, 2020 11:05 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
No doubt the members of the cult in Christchurch deny they are like that. But, by their acceptance of the scriptures of the cult as being the perfect and unalterable word of the deity they worship, they are in fact supporting all of these abhorrent practices, because they are supported by those scriptures.

The only difference between a so-called 'moderate' member of the cult and a jihadi / terrorist is that the jihadi / terrorist interprets the concept of abrogation in the koran in the same way that mohammed did, while the 'moderate' member pretends that abrogation doesn't exist. comment by usgoosht on Our safety is a concern: fears endure among Muslims after Christchurch attacks Mar 13, 2020 11:03 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
As recently as the 1960s, that's right, just over 50 years ago, slavery was still legal in Saudi Arabia. Because they are defenders of the faith, and the faith, and the false prophet who founded it, whole-heartedly endorse slavery. Mohammed himself sold people into slavery. And rewarded his gang of thugs, his death eaters, with slaves. Slave trading from Africa and Europe was a thriving industry for the cult throughout its existence, until recently when the civilized world put a stop to it. comment by usgoosht on Our safety is a concern: fears endure among Muslims after Christchurch attacks Mar 13, 2020 11:00 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
Tens of millions of people have been killed throughout the history of the cult in the name of allah. This alone is enough to show that it is a false religion; no legitimate deity would ever call killing others a form of worship.

This doesn't even consider the millions more who were enslaved. And the hundreds of millions oppressed.

Ban the cult! comment by usgoosht on Our safety is a concern: fears endure among Muslims after Christchurch attacks Mar 13, 2020 10:54 PM [GMT]

Displaying comments 1 - 10 of most recent comments